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Event: EVO 185 Olympics Finals     
Date:   Dec 29, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Karim Bashorov and Steven Rutherford. Bashorov comes to the cage accompanied by Hangar 18. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

190 cm
34
194 lbs
25 - 5 - 0
183 cm
30
186 lbs
25 - 3 - 1
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Olympic wrestler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, Daniel Bishop and Richard Clark.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bashorov blocks the body kick.
Bashorov 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.
Rutherford misses the shot to the body.
Rutherford lands with a nice body kick.
Rutherford throws a front kick that sends Bashorov stumbling back into the cage.
Rutherford keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Bashorov sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Rutherford swings for the body but Bashorov moves out of range.
Bashorov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Rutherford uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Bashorov.
Bashorov avoids the body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bashorov was well out of range. Poor timing from Rutherford.
It looked like Bashorov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Bashorov lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Bashorov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
That kick from Rutherford tenderised Bashorov's leg. Bashorov is trying to keep his angry face on.
Bashorov fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford throws a poor cross that misses
and Bashorov counters with a straight right hand.
Bashorov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rutherford.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut. Rutherford saw that one coming.
Rutherford throws out a counter right but Bashorov avoids it with no problem.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford loads up on a big right hand but Bashorov slips the punch.
Bashorov throwing a counter right hand but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
Rutherford throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rutherford showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Bashorov.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Rutherford! But no joy.
Bashorov lands a jab to the head.
Good standup being displayed there by Bashorov as he connects with a hook.
Rutherford lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Steven Rutherford is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rutherford swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Karim Bashorov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bashorov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Bashorov blocks a jab.
Bashorov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rutherford.
It looked like Bashorov was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Rutherford.
Bashorov connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Rutherford lands with a thumping leg kick.
Bashorov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

A momentary lapse in concentration from Rutherford enables Bashorov to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Rutherford manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bashorov wants to pass the guard but Rutherford is keeping the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov trying to control but Rutherford is working from the bottom.
Rutherford looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Bashorov is stalling in the full guard.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Rutherford keeps moving.
Bashorov with a flurry of punches that miss.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov postures up in Rutherford's guard and throws a big left but Rutherford blocks it.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Bashorov landing some decent shots from guard.
Rutherford utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Bashorov lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Bashorov trying to control the position from guard on top but Rutherford is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Bashorov is stalling in the full guard.
Bashorov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Rutherford looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Rutherford fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Bashorov looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Rutherford just misses with a punch to the body.
Bashorov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Bashorov.
Bashorov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rutherford is looking to slow Bashorov down with leg kicks.
Rutherford keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
It seemed like Rutherford was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Bashorov 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.
Bashorov takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Rutherford cracks Bashorov with a right hand to the side of the head.
Rutherford bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Bashorov's head.
Bashorov scores with a jab. Rutherford acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
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 Karim Bashorov will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Rutherford throws a body kick that misses.
Rutherford is looking to slow Bashorov down with leg kicks.
Rutherford shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Bashorov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Rutherford is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Bashorov.
Rutherford moves away from the strike by Bashorov.
Bashorov just misses with a punch to the body.
Bashorov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rutherford sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rutherford is looking to slow Bashorov down with leg kicks.
Bashorov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rutherford.
Bashorov avoids the body shot from Rutherford.
Bashorov throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov throws the left hand but Rutherford avoids the punch easily.
A slow jab from Rutherford misses its intended target.
Steven Rutherford seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Bashorov missing with a left hand there. Rutherford was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Bashorov misses with a hook. Rutherford ducked under it nicely.
Rutherford throws out a counter right but Bashorov avoids it with no problem.
Bashorov throws an overhand right that lands on Rutherford's shoulder, as Rutherford tries to avoid the shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford throws a body kick, spinning off balance

and Bashorov counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Bashorov trying to control but Rutherford is working from the bottom.
Rutherford seems keen to control Bashorov's posture.
Rutherford keeping moving, preventing Bashorov from controlling successfully.
Bashorov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Rutherford avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Bashorov controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Bashorov working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Bashorov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Rutherford thows a leg kick but Bashorov checks it

and Bashorov counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Rutherford avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Bashorov wants to pass the guard but Rutherford is keeping the position.
Rutherford pulls Bashorov in close to prevent any damage.
Rutherford controls Bashorov momentarily but Bashorov frees himself.
Rutherford wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Rutherford keeps moving.
Rutherford is trying to control the position but Bashorov postures up.
Bashorov trying to control but Rutherford is working from the bottom.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Bashorov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Bashorov stalks Rutherford and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Rutherford's face. Rutherford staggers backwards, shaken.
Bashorov looks to throw the jab but Rutherford is out of range.
A cross from Bashorov lands.
Bashorov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rutherford moves away.
Bashorov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rutherford tries a low kick but Bashorov avoids it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Bashorov connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Rutherford scrambles back to his feet.
Bashorov throws a body shot but no joy.
Bashorov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A jab from Rutherford misses.
Rutherford swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Rutherford throws a jab but it's blocked by Bashorov.
Rutherford throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Bashorov on the side of the head.
Bashorov misses with a straight right.

A momentary lapse in concentration from Rutherford enables Bashorov to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Rutherford manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rutherford is trying to control the position but Bashorov postures up.
Bashorov distracts Rutherford with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Bashorov is fighting to break Rutherford's control of his arms but Rutherford is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Bashorov makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Bashorov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Bashorov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a nice looking body kick.
Rutherford displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Bashorov throws out the jab.
Bashorov throws a big shot that misses.
A jab from Bashorov misses.
Rutherford throws a nice looking combination but Bashorov bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Bashorov is looking to counter punch.
An inside leg kick lands from Rutherford.
Rutherford bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A little jabbing left from Rutherford on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Rutherford looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Bashorov shoots in for a takedown but Rutherford shows good takedown defense.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov looks to score with a jab to the body but Rutherford is just out of range.
Rutherford stuns Bashorov with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Rutherford misses with a hook.
Rutherford fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bashorov manages to avoid it.
Bashorov lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rutherford.
Bashorov throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Rutherford fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Bashorov.
Bashorov throws a jab when Rutherford was well out of range.

Bashorov shoots in and gets a takedown into Rutherford's guard.
Bashorov trying to control the position from guard on top but Rutherford is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Rutherford is trying to keep Bashorov in close.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Rutherford keeps moving.
Rutherford pulls Bashorov in close to his closed guard and prevents Bashorov from doing any damage or advancing position.
Rutherford trying to keep a closed guard but Bashorov is proving a slippery customer.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov throwing strikes from guard but Rutherford blocks nicely.
Rutherford not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Bashorov seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Bashorov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Rutherford can do to turn this around?
Rutherford slips under a jab from Bashorov.
Rutherford misses with a hook
and Bashorov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Bashorov looks to score with a jab to the body but Rutherford is just out of range.
Bashorov misses the shot to the body.
Rutherford is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
Rutherford slips a straight right by Bashorov.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Bashorov throws a hook but Rutherford blocks it.
Bashorov scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
A telegraphed right hand from Bashorov misses the target.
Rutherford moves into range and connects with a jab.
Bashorov misses with a wild body shot.
Bashorov tries to score a power double leg takedown but Rutherford sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Bashorov somewhat.
Bashorov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Good exchange - Bashorov coming out on top.
Rutherford throws a hook to the side of Bashorov's head but Bashorov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Bashorov connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Bashorov misses with a straight left.
Rutherford takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Rutherford throws a left and a right that both miss
and Bashorov counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bashorov drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.
Rutherford with a nice cross.
Bashorov misses with a series of wild punches.
Rutherford feints and then cracks Bashorov's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Bashorov down.
Rutherford cracks Bashorov with an open hand slap.
Bashorov lands a nice looking body shot.
Rutherford drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Bashorov staying out of range there.
Bashorov swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Rutherford counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Rutherford lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Bashorov is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Rutherford thows a leg kick but Bashorov checks it

and Bashorov counters with a single leg into guard. Rutherford didn't expect that.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Karim Bashorov did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
That's time! Back to the action!



Bashorov shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Bashorov showed some decent athleticism there.
Rutherford is not content to let Bashorov control the position.
Bashorov tries to pass the half guard into mount. Rutherford knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Bashorov wants to lay and pray for a moment but Rutherford keeps working.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford trying to control here but he's found himself mounted! Oh no!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
The referee warns Rutherford that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Bashorov is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Rutherford can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
Bashorov landing shots from mount.
Bashorov with a couple of short strikes.
Rutherford manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Rutherford felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Bashorov is controlling the pace.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford keeping control of the position.
Bashorov stalling away here and it's allowed Rutherford to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Bashorov is in close to Rutherford's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Bashorov throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov distracts Rutherford with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Rutherford throws a couple of weedy looking strikes off his back.
Bashorov postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Bashorov cracks Rutherford with a solid left hand.
Rutherford trying to keep a closed guard but Bashorov is proving a slippery customer.
Bashorov postures up in Rutherford's guard and throws a big left but Rutherford blocks it.
Bashorov working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Rutherford's head.
Rutherford seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Bashorov is stalling in the full guard.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.

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

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Bashorov, as that shot connected.
Bashorov misses with a straight right.
Rutherford looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Rutherford looks for the body kick but Bashorov saw that one coming.
Bashorov misses with a straight right.
Rutherford scores with a jab. Bashorov acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Rutherford pivots, looking for a leg kick but Bashorov is out of range and Rutherford settles back down.
A little feinted left hand from Bashorov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Rutherford throws a right and a left that both miss.
Rutherford throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
A swing and a miss from Rutherford.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov had his way with Steven Rutherford in that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Rutherford closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Steven Rutherford has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Bashorov takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
A low kick from Rutherford is predictable there
and Bashorov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford drops his hands momentarily and Bashorov takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.
Bashorov attempts a counter takedown but Rutherford avoids it well and moves away.
Rutherford moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Rutherford gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Bashorov.
Bashorov scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Rutherford throws a hook but Bashorov blocks it.
Bashorov was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Rutherford 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 Bashorov has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Bashorov and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Rutherford swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Bashorov is looking for a counter combo.
Rutherford with a jab.
Rutherford throws a jab but it's blocked by Bashorov.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Good shot there by Bashorov.
Bashorov scores with a body shot.
Rutherford misses with a straight right.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rutherford was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
Bashorov scores with a nice right hand.
Rutherford takes one to the side of the head.
Bashorov lands a nice shot that snaps Rutherford's head back.
Bashorov misses the jab.
Rutherford has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Bashorov finds it's way round the side to connect with Rutherford's head.
A jab from Bashorov misses.
Rutherford follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Bashorov fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Rutherford on the side of the head.
Rutherford has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Bashorov finds it's way round the side to connect with Rutherford's head.
Rutherford lets loose with a powerful body kick. Bashorov will feel that in the morning.
Rutherford dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Bashorov moves out of range as Rutherford strikes.
Rutherford tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Bashorov is able to avoid easily.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A shot to the body from Rutherford misses

so Bashorov counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Karim Bashorov overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Rutherford is trying to control the position but Bashorov postures up.
Bashorov is in close to Rutherford's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Rutherford working a defensive guard here.
Bashorov distracts Rutherford with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Bashorov content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Rutherford is adopting a defensive guard.
Bashorov postures up and lands a big shot to Rutherford's brow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford keeping moving, preventing Bashorov from controlling successfully.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Rutherford trying to keep a closed guard but Bashorov is proving a slippery customer.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Rutherford has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
A swing and a miss from Rutherford.
Rutherford moves away from the strike by Bashorov.
Rutherford misses with a kick to the body.
Bashorov blocks the body kick.
Bashorov is looking to counter punch.
Bashorov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
Rutherford keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Bashorov.
Karim Bashorov is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov misses with a right hand
enabling Rutherford to counter with a crisp jab.
Bashorov rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Rutherford counters with a left to the body.

Bashorov looking to score a takedown here. Rutherford is defending well but Bashorov drives through and ends up in Rutherford's guard.
Rutherford wants to get back to his feet but he's too absorbed in his own little project and Bashorov manages to pass to side control.

Rutherford has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Bashorov is working away from the top position though.
Bashorov is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Bashorov lands with a punch from half guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Rutherford actively working from the bottom here.

And that's the end of the fight!
Karim Bashorov showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Bashorov 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 James Ackerman scores the fight 50:45
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 50:45
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Karim Bashorov!

A very excited looking Karim Bashorov made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Event: EVO 185 Olympics Semi Finals     
Date:   Dec 16, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Kenta Kobashi and Karim Bashorov. Bashorov has chosen Hangar 18 as his entrance music. Kenta Kobashi is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples... Tweaking his own nipples that is.

186 cm
36
198 lbs
32 - 9 - 0
190 cm
33
194 lbs
24 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Granite chin
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Kenta Kobashi!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, Andrew Berry and Phil Schofield.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bashorov checks the leg kick.
Bashorov throws a hook but Kobashi avoids it easily.
Bashorov bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Kobashi's head backwards.
Bashorov throws out a powerful jab.
Kobashi avoids the body shot from Bashorov.
Bashorov shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Kobashi counters with a straight right hand.
We've been told by Kobashi's head coaches at Bruize Brothaz that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Kobashi misses with a jab to the body

and Bashorov counters with a single leg into guard. Kobashi didn't expect that.
Bashorov won't allow Kobashi to get back to his feet.
Kobashi wants to sweep but no luck.
Kobashi trying to keep a closed guard but Bashorov is proving a slippery customer.
Bashorov showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Kobashi keeps moving.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov throws a strike but Kobashi rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.


Bashorov working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Kobashi doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Kobashi manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Kobashi preventing the sweep.

Bashorov has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Kobashi can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.

Bashorov escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Kobashi gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Kobashi slips nicely into half guard.
Bashorov is trying to get back to full guard.
Kobashi is looking to advance position but Bashorov won't allow it.
Bashorov wants to improve his position but Kobashi is controlling well.

Bashorov actively working from the bottom here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov works his way to full guard. Good work.
Kobashi stopping the sweep attempt from Bashorov.

Bashorov is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Kobashi stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Bashorov swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Kobashi engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Bashorov is trying to control the position but Kobashi postures up.
Kobashi is stalling in the full guard.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
A telegraphed right hand from Bashorov misses the target.
Bashorov throws a good cross that connects.
Kobashi cracks Bashorov with an open hand slap.
Bashorov uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Bashorov punishes Kobashi's body with a nice straight punch.
Bashorov throws a big shot that misses.
Kobashi moves out of range as Bashorov strikes.
Bashorov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
It looked like Kobashi was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Bashorov.
Kobashi moves out of range of the strikes.
Bashorov keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
A leg kick checked by Bashorov.
Bashorov might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Bashorov on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Bashorov staying out of range there.
Karim Bashorov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kobashi. Bashorov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bashorov throws an overhand right that lands on Kobashi's shoulder, as Kobashi tries to avoid the shot.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Kobashi chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Bashorov blocks a leg kick.
Kobashi throws a solid leg kick but Bashorov takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Kobashi.
Bashorov tries to bum rush Kobashi with a series of wild strikes but Kobashi uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Kobashi lands with a thumping leg kick.
Bashorov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kobashi manages to avoid it.
Bashorov looks to score with a jab to the body but Kobashi is just out of range.
Nice defenses there by Kobashi.
Nice shot lands for Bashorov.
Kobashi throws a chopping leg kick but Bashorov manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
A low kick from Kobashi is predictable there
and Bashorov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kobashi scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Kobashi defending well as Bashorov loads up on a big left hand.
Bashorov uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bashorov throws an overhand right that lands on Kobashi's shoulder, as Kobashi tries to avoid the shot.
Kobashi keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Bashorov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kobashi looks to score with a jab to the body but Bashorov is just out of range.
Kobashi swings away with a body shot that misses
and Bashorov makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut. Kobashi saw that one coming.
Bashorov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Bashorov throws a hook to the side of Kobashi's head but Kobashi sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Bashorov scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Bashorov comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Bashorov misses the jab.
Kobashi misses with a lunging right hand
and Bashorov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Bashorov connects with a good right hand that stumbles Kobashi. Kobashi circles away out of range and recomposes himself.

Bashorov gets a double leg takedown into Kobashi's guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kobashi is pulling down on Bashorov's head. It's preventing any offense from Bashorov, at least for the moment.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Kobashi keeps moving.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov won't allow Kobashi to get back to his feet.
Kobashi is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Kobashi has Bashorov pulled in close to control his posture.
Bashorov scoring with punches to the head and body.
Bashorov wants to pass the guard but Kobashi is keeping the position.
Bashorov trying to control but Kobashi is working from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Kobashi swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Kobashi looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Kobashi throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Bashorov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Kobashi takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Kobashi tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bashorov was well out of range. Poor timing from Kobashi.
Bashorov swinging wildly here.
Kobashi waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Bashorov.
Bashorov throws a lazy right hand but Kobashi sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Bashorov's corner calls for a 1-2. Bashorov obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Bashorov tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Kobashi defends well and Bashorov ends up having to push Kobashi into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Kenta Kobashi is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Kobashi bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nice shot by Kobashi.
Bashorov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Kobashi.
Bashorov appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Bashorov throws a body punch but Kobashi moves out of range.
Kobashi misses with a left hand
and Bashorov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bashorov throws a right and a left that both miss.
Bashorov darts in looking for a takedown but Kobashi gets double underhooks and turns Bashorov into the cage.
Kobashi throws a leg kick

and Bashorov decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Kobashi's guard.
Bashorov wants to pass the guard but Kobashi is keeping the position.
Bashorov working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Bashorov loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Kobashi wants to sweep here but Bashorov controlling him for the moment.
Kobashi is looking to stand up but Bashorov isn't so interested in that idea.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov 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.


Kobashi stuffs the takedown.
Kobashi tries a low kick but Bashorov avoids it.
Bashorov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kobashi.
Bashorov takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Bashorov connects with a body shot that sends Kobashi's belly button to the back.
Kobashi takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
A slow jab from Bashorov misses its intended target.
Kobashi feinted there with a counter leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kobashi. Bashorov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kobashi connects with a leg kick. Bashorov looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Bashorov scores with a nice strike.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kobashi looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Kobashi moves away from the strike by Bashorov.
Kobashi throws a leg kick but Bashorov sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Kobashi lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Bashorov lands with a good body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov swings away with a body shot that misses
and Kobashi counters with a thumping low kick.
Kobashi throws a quick inside leg kick.
Kobashi 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.
Kobashi avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Kobashi defending well as Bashorov loads up on a big left hand.
Kobashi looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Bashorov fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.

Kobashi gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Bashorov to score an easy takedown into full guard.

Kobashi manages to wriggle out and sneak his way back up to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched up against the cage.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bashorov goes for a takedown attempt but Kobashi pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Bashorov throws a body shot but no joy.
Bashorov lands with a good body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov loads up on a big right hand but Kobashi slips the punch.
Kobashi looks to land a body kick but Bashorov moved away.
As Kobashi backs off Bashorov throws a huge counter combo but Kobashi manages to avoid it all.
Kobashi keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Bashorov walks into a jab.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.
Bashorov throws a looping overhand right but Kobashi ducks down to avoid it.
Kobashi misses with a body shot.
Kobashi lands a nice shot to the body.
A low kick from Kobashi is predictable there
and Bashorov counters with a left to the body.
Bashorov misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Kenta Kobashi has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Karim Bashorov.
Kobashi throws a leg kick which misses Bashorov's front leg but catches the back leg as Bashorov tries to avoid it.
Kobashi on the wrong end of a nice hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Kobashi avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Kobashi pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Kobashi throws a sloppy head kick
and Bashorov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Kobashi stuffs the takedown attempt from Bashorov. Bashorov gets slowly back to his feet.
Bashorov lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Bashorov scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Bashorov throws a body shot but no joy.
Bashorov scores with a crisp jab that stopped Kobashi in his tracks.
Kobashi misses with a hook
and Bashorov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A jab from Bashorov misses.
A slow jab from Bashorov misses its intended target.
Kobashi cracks a nice hook into Bashorov's ribs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov lands with a right hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A big left from Kobashi misses.
Kobashi throws a predictable looking body shot
and Kobashi takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Bashorov takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Kobashi throws a body shot but no joy.
Bashorov misses with a straight right.
Bashorov throws out a loose jab but Kobashi uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kobashi throws an off balance right hand
letting Bashorov counter with a right hand.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bashorov. Kobashi does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bashorov has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Karim Bashorov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Bashorov takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Bashorov scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Kobashi doesn't seem bothered though.
Bashorov connects with a body shot that sends Kobashi's belly button to the back.
Bashorov shoots in and drives through. Kobashi sprawls well.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Karim Bashorov just about did enough to take it.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!



Bashorov shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Kobashi's guard.
Kobashi is looking to stand back up but Bashorov counters by passing into half guard. Oops... bit sloppy there by Kobashi.

Bashorov wants to take a breather but Kobashi is having none of it.

Bashorov is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Kobashi sees it coming and defends easily.
Kobashi is controlling Bashorov's trapped leg to prevent Bashorov from advancing to side control.

Kobashi pushes Bashorov off and gets back to his feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov tests Kobashi's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Kobashi throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Kobashi misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kobashi slips under a jab.
Bashorov swings for the body but Kobashi moves out of range.
Kobashi is looking to counter punch.
Bashorov misses the shot to the body.
Kobashi connects with the punch.
Bashorov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kobashi.
A low kick from Kobashi misses
and Bashorov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A nice inside leg kick there by Kobashi. That's going to slow Bashorov down.
Jab from Kobashi.
Bashorov misses with a straight left.
Kobashi finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Bashorov ducks under a wild hook from Kobashi.
Bashorov just misses with a punch to the body.
Bashorov blocks a head kick by Kobashi.
Bashorov jabs Kobashi right on the nose. Kobashi blinks but takes it well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A big right from Bashorov misses.
Kobashi tries a head kick but it misses.
Bashorov scores with a nice head shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Good shot there by Bashorov.
Bashorov scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Kobashi looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Nice defenses there by Bashorov.
Kobashi looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Kobashi gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kobashi was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
Bashorov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Kobashi.
Bashorov cracks a nice hook into Kobashi's ribs.
Bashorov misses with a left hand
and Bashorov takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Kobashi misses with a leg kick.
Bashorov has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Kobashi circles away quickly and effectively.
Bashorov shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Kobashi as he avoids it easily.
Kobashi throws a leg kick but Bashorov moved away.
Kobashi blocks a jab.
Kobashi throws the kick towards the body but Bashorov avoids it.
Kobashi keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kobashi jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Kobashi throws a body kick that misses.
As Kobashi backs off Bashorov throws a huge counter combo but Kobashi manages to avoid it all.
Kobashi connects with an inside leg kick.
Bashorov moves forwards but Kobashi connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Bashorov connects with a body shot.
Bashorov scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Kobashi pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Kobashi misses with a body punch
and Bashorov counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Kobashi thinking.
Bashorov changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Bashorov throws an off balance right hand
and Kobashi counters with a lovely shot to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bashorov lands a nice looking body shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bashorov. Kobashi does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bashorov stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Bashorov takes a swing at Kobashi's ribcage but misses.
Bashorov with a hook.
Bashorov looks to land a left hand but Kobashi moved out of range nicely.
Kobashi lands with a kick to the ribs.
Bashorov tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Kobashi defends well and Bashorov ends up having to push Kobashi into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Kobashi tries to score with a low kick but Bashorov moves his leg out of the way.
Bashorov misses with a right hand
and Kobashi counters with a nice low kick that buckles Bashorov's knee momentarily.
Bashorov is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Kobashi scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Kobashi throws a looping overhand right but Bashorov ducks down to avoid it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Karim Bashorov will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Kobashi slips under a jab.
Kobashi throws a poor cross that misses
and Bashorov counters with a left to the body.
Bashorov throws a shot from downtown. Kobashi moves away and avoids it.
Kobashi throws a push kick but Bashorov slaps the foot to one side.
Bashorov misses with a straight right.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bashorov. Kobashi does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kobashi lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Kobashi displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Bashorov throws out the jab.
A head kick misses from Kobashi.
Bashorov scores with a decent looking hook.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kobashi needs to keep his hands up - Bashorov had a free shot at his head there.
Bashorov throws a good cross that connects.
A chopping leg kick lands by Kobashi.
Kobashi lands with an overhand left.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Kobashi counters with a stiff right hand.
Kobashi will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Bashorov misses with a wild body shot.
Bashorov cracks Kobashi with a good jab.
Bashorov gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Kobashi.
Bashorov works Kobashi's body with a nice hook.
Bashorov digs a good body shot into Kobashi's ribs.
Kobashi takes a swing at Bashorov's ribcage but misses.
Bashorov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Bashorov fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Kobashi moves out of range as Bashorov strikes.
Bashorov paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Kobashi swings for the body but Bashorov moves out of range.
Bashorov tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Kobashi misses with a wild body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov misses with a wild body shot.
Bashorov throws a shot from downtown. Kobashi moves away and avoids it.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Bashorov fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Bashorov blocks a low kick nicely.
Kobashi throws a leg kick but Bashorov checks it.
Kobashi looks to land a combination. Bashorov sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Bashorov avoids the head kick by Kobashi.
Bashorov shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Kobashi but Kobashi pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Kobashi thinks about countering with a head kick.
Bashorov shoots in looking for a takedown. Kobashi tries to sprawl out of it but Bashorov keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Kobashi manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Bashorov lands a nice shot that snaps Kobashi's head back.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kobashi fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Bashorov.
Kobashi fails in his attempt to clinch.
Kobashi throws a jab but it's blocked by Bashorov.
Bashorov with the counter takedown but Kobashi avoids it easily.
Kobashi tries to land a front kick but Bashorov steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Kobashi takes a swing at Bashorov's ribcage but misses.
Kobashi throws a leg kick that misses.
Bashorov's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Kobashi moves away from the strike by Bashorov.
Bashorov misses the shot to the body.
Kenta Kobashi has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Kobashi throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Bashorov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kobashi misses with a leg kick
and Bashorov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Karim Bashorov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kobashi takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Bashorov throws an off balance right hand
and Bashorov takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Kobashi throws a hook but Bashorov blocks it.
Kobashi thows a leg kick but Bashorov checks it
and Bashorov counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Bashorov throws a sloppy body shot
and Kobashi counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Kobashi steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bashorov.
Kobashi tests Bashorov's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bashorov throws an overhand right that lands on Kobashi's shoulder, as Kobashi tries to avoid the shot.
Kobashi walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Kobashi takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Both fighters circling a little - Kobashi finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.

Bashorov looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Kobashi!

Kobashi sneaks out the side door and pushes Bashorov away - he's back to his feet. The crowd show their appreciation for the escape.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kenta Kobashi showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Bashorov 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 Richard Clark scores the fight 47:48
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 47:48
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 47:47

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Karim Bashorov!

Our winner, Karim Bashorov, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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FIGHT
RATING
67%

 

Event: EVO Olympics Rd 1     
Date:   Nov 30, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Cole Orion and Karim Bashorov. The crowd seem to be enjoying Bashorov's choice of entrance music: Hangar 18. Karim Bashorov is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

184 cm
26
185 lbs
14 - 7 - 0
190 cm
33
194 lbs
23 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Bullet Proof System
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Cole Orion!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Orion uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bashorov.
Bashorov lands a glancing blow to the side of Orion's head.
Orion throws a right hand that misses
and Bashorov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Bashorov misses with a lunging right hand
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Orion misses with a body kick.
Bashorov lands a glancing blow to the side of Orion's head.
Orion throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Bashorov throws a lazy uppercut
and Orion counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Bashorov thinking.
Orion throws a half hearted mid kick.
A swing and a miss from Bashorov.
Bashorov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Orion.
Bashorov digs a good body shot into Orion's ribs.
Orion slips a jab from Bashorov.
Orion throws a body kick that misses.
Orion looks for the body kick but Bashorov saw that one coming.
A telegraphed right hand from Bashorov misses the target.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Orion tries a head kick but it misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov lands a slapping body shot.
Bashorov misses with a hook. Orion ducked under it nicely.
Orion appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Orion misses with a body shot.
Bashorov swings for the body but Orion moves out of range.
Orion fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Bashorov is out of range.
Jab from Orion.
A clash of legs there as Bashorov blocks the low kick.
Bashorov lands a jab to Orion's midsection.
Bashorov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Orion moves away.
Orion takes a swing at Bashorov's ribcage but misses.
Orion misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Bashorov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Bashorov checks a leg kick.
Bashorov changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Orion doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
A slow jab from Bashorov misses its intended target.
Orion throws an off balance right hand
letting Bashorov counter with a right hand.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Orion misses the jab.
Bashorov changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Orion pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A nice side step and Bashorov releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Orion swings for the body but Bashorov moves out of range.
Bashorov now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Orion misses the target.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Bashorov 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.
Orion rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Bashorov counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Karim Bashorov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bashorov throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Bashorov shoots in looking for a takedown. Orion tries to sprawl out of it but Bashorov keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Orion manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Orion blocks a jab.
Orion throws a leg kick that misses.
Orion steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bashorov.
Bashorov lands with a cross.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.
Bashorov moves out of range of the body kick.
Bashorov tries to counter by closing the distance.

Bashorov closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Bashorov lands in his opponent's guard.

The fighters are working up against the cage. Orion manages to wriggle his way back to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov digs a right hand into Orion's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Orion's gas tank.
Orion tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Bashorov scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Bashorov blocks an uppercut.
Bashorov throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Orions head.
Bashorov lands a left hand.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Bashorov.
Orion tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Orion pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Bashorov tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Bashorov letting Orion take a breather here.

Orion breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Orion lands with a thumping leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Orion misses.
Bashorov feints the counter takedown.
Bashorov lands a jab to the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bashorov tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Orion defends well and Bashorov ends up having to push Orion into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Orion half committed to a counter leg kick.
Orion slips under a jab.
Orion throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Orion throws a leg kick that is checked
and Bashorov counters with a straight right hand.
Bashorov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Orion keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Bashorov staying out of range there.
Cole Orion is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Nice body punch from Bashorov.
Orion throws a solid leg kick but Bashorov takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Orion.
Bashorov lands with a nice body punch.
Bashorov tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Orion defends well and Bashorov ends up having to push Orion into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Cole Orion has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Karim Bashorov.
Bashorov takes one on the chin but seems OK.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Orion throws out a leg kick but Bashorov moves out of range and Orion only half commits.
Bashorov is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Orion dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Bashorov throws a hook to the side of Orion's head but Orion sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Orion is looking to counter punch.
Orion throws a body punch but Bashorov moves out of range.
Bashorov throws a jab when Orion was well out of range.
Orion pivots, looking for a leg kick but Bashorov is out of range and Orion settles back down.
Bashorov staying out of range there.
Bashorov catches Orion with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Orion throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bashorov misses with a wild body shot.
Bashorov punishes Orion's body with a nice straight punch.
Orion slips under a jab.
Bashorov cracks Orion with an open hand slap.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Orion blocks a jab.
Orion scores with a leg kick.
Karim Bashorov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Orion tried to score with a low kick but Bashorov checks it.
Orion moves in looking to clinch but Bashorov pushes him off.
Bashorov scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Orion lands with a right hand.
Bashorov closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Bashorov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

Bashorov is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Orion's half guard.
Orion keeping hold of Bashorov's head, controlling as best he can.
Bashorov lands with a punch from half guard.
Bashorov seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Orion does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Orion is looking to control Bashorov's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Orion avoid being mounted?
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov trying to mount his opponent but Orion defends it.
Orion is not content to let Bashorov control the position.
Bashorov thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Orion's head.
Bashorov stalling.
Bashorov is trying to control. Orion wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Bashorov wants to pass the guard but Orion is defending well.
Orion gets full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov throwing strikes from guard but Orion blocks nicely.
Karim Bashorov has got the better of the ground game so far.
Orion managing to control the position.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Bashorov with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Orion keeping moving, preventing Bashorov from controlling successfully.
Orion wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Bashorov pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Orion is keeping the position for now.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Bashorov lands a lovely overhand right.
Orion misses with a body punch
and Bashorov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Bashorov scores with a decent looking hook.
Orion moves forwards but Bashorov connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Bashorov connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Bashorov stalks Orion and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Orion's face. Orion staggers backwards, shaken.
Bashorov takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Bashorov dives in for a single leg takedown but Orion sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
An attempted straight right counter from Orion misses the target.
Bashorov throws a nice looking combination but Orion bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Orion moves out of range as Bashorov strikes.
Bashorov takes a swing at Orion's ribcage but misses.
Bashorov cracks Orion with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Bashorov ducks under a wild hook from Orion.
Orion bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Bashorov misses with a hook.
Bashorov shoots in but no luck this time.
Bashorov lands with a good body shot.
Good exchange - Bashorov coming out on top.
Orion looks for the body kick but Bashorov saw that one coming.
Bashorov misses with a hook. Orion ducked under it nicely.
Orion fires out a quick counter leg kick but Bashorov just manages to avoid it.
Orion displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Bashorov throws out the jab.
Bashorov takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Bashorov with the counter takedown but Orion avoids it easily.
Bashorov thuds his right hand into Orion's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Bashorov paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Orion throws a leg kick that is checked
and Bashorov counters with a nice uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Bashorov throws a body shot but no joy.
Bashorov looks to score with a jab to the body but Orion is just out of range.
An attempted straight right counter from Orion misses the target.
A big left from Bashorov misses.
Bashorov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Bashorov scores with the left hand. Orion knows he should have avoided that one.
Orion looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov misses with a hook. Orion ducked under it nicely.
Bashorov throws a body shot but no joy.
Orion misses with a hook to the body
and Bashorov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Bashorov keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Bashorov! But no joy.
Orion keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Bashorov.
Orion was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Orion throws a looping overhand right but Bashorov ducks down to avoid it.

Bashorov shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Orion is trying to defend but Bashorov finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Bashorov throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Orion to regain full guard.
Bashorov content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Orion is trying to control the position from the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Bashorov passes into half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Bashorov is working for a kimura but Orion is defending it quite comfortably.
Bashorov scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Nice strikes from Bashorov there.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Orion pushes Bashorov off looking to stand but Bashorov dives back in and keeps control.
Orion manages to get to full guard.
Orion working a defensive guard here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov with a nice head shot there.
Orion is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Orion working a defensive guard here.
Bashorov sitting in guard, not really doing much.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
Orion looking to hit a scissor sweep but Bashorov is one step ahead there.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Orion throws a chopping leg kick but Bashorov manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Orion throws a lazy body kick
and Bashorov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Bashorov slips a jab and a cross from Orion.
Bashorov changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Orion tries to avoid it but Bashorov manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Orion to the ground. Orion escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Orion is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Orion connects with a solid leg kick.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Orion with a jab.
Bashorov tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Orion takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Orion scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Bashorov misses with a takedown attempt
and Orion cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Orion looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Bashorov thuds his right hand into Orion's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
A big left from Bashorov misses.
Orion throws a jab when Bashorov was well out of range.
Good work by Bashorov as he checks the leg kick.
A little jabbing left from Bashorov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
A lazy left from Bashorov finds it's target.
Bashorov cracks Orion with a good jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.
Bashorov just misses with a punch to the body.
Orion blocks a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Good leg kick by Orion there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Bashorov's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Bashorov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Orion.
Orion misses with a right hand
enabling Bashorov to counter with a crisp jab.
Bashorov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Orion manages to avoid it.
Orion takes a swing at Bashorov's ribcage but misses.
Orion lunges at Bashorov with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Bashorov's hand.
Bashorov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Orion throws a lazy uppercut
and Bashorov counters with a three punch combo that has Orion backing up. Orion nods at Bashorov to acknowledge the strikes.
Bashorov closes this distance looking for a takedown but Orion circles away.
Orion swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Orion will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Bashorov lands a nice looking body shot.
Bashorov ducks under a wild hook from Orion.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Orion looks to throw the jab but Bashorov is out of range.
Orion walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Bashorov misses the jab.
Orion throws a nice outside leg kick.
Bashorov walks into a left hand.
Orion takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Bashorov avoids the body shot from Orion.
Some bone on bone action there as Bashorov checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
It seemed like Bashorov was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
A low kick from Orion misses
and Bashorov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Bashorov misses with a hook to the body
and Orion counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Bashorov jabs at Orion's body.
Orion tried to score with a low kick but Bashorov checks it.
Bashorov slips a jab from Orion.
Orion takes a jab right on the kisser.
Bashorov will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov misses with a wild body shot.
Bashorov missing with a left hand there. Orion was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Orion misses with a kick to the body.
Orion dodges the punch combination from Bashorov.
Orion half committed to a counter leg kick.
Orion cracks Bashorov with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Orion misses with a body shot
and Bashorov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Bashorov scores with a hook.
Nice cross by Orion.
Bashorov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Orion appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Bashorov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Nice uppercut lands for Bashorov. That snapped Orion's head back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov misses with a wild combination.
Bashorov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bashorov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Orion.
Orion pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Orion walks into a left hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Orion throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Orion ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bashorov moves away.
Bashorov throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Nice defenses there by Bashorov.
Bashorov fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Orion pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Bashorov throws a jab but it's blocked by Orion.
Bashorov takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Karim Bashorov will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


Bashorov throws an overhand right that lands on Orion's shoulder, as Orion tries to avoid the shot.
Decent striking displayed by Orion there.
Bashorov closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Orion walks into a jab.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut.
A clash of legs there as Bashorov blocks the low kick.
A solid body kick from Orion.
Bashorov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Orion moves away.
Bashorov scores with a crisp jab that stopped Orion in his tracks.
Bashorov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov throws a hook but Orion blocks it.
Orion tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Bashorov paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Orion keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Bashorov shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Orion sprawls well. Orion wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Bashorov gets slowly back to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov jabs Orion right on the nose. Orion blinks but takes it well.
Bashorov slips a jab from Orion.
Orion throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Orion uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bashorov.
Orion moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Bashorov moves away from the strike by Orion.
Orion throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Bashorov! But no joy.
Bashorov with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Orion keeps Bashorov at a distance using the push kick.
Orion scoring well with a low kick there.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut.
Cole Orion has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Orion lands with an uppercut that bounces Bashorov off the cage and back into range.
Bashorov slips under a jab.
Bashorov throws a body shot but no joy.
It appears Orion was looking to counter with a kick there.
Orion misses with a leg kick.
Some bone on bone action there as Bashorov checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Orion throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Orion misses with a hook.
Bashorov has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Orion.
Orion jabbing away but nothing is landing.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bashorov changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Orion throws a body shot but no joy.
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Orion was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
Orion defending well as Bashorov loads up on a big left hand.
Orion throws the kick towards the body but Bashorov avoids it.
Bashorov fails with a takedown attempt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov throws a hook but Orion blocks it.
Bashorov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Orion sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Bashorov throws a lazy right hand but Orion sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Bashorov looks to throw the jab but Orion is out of range.
Bashorov connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Bashorov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Orion manages to avoid it.
Orion throws a leg kick
and Bashorov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
A shot to the body from Orion misses
and Bashorov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Orion clobbers Bashorov with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Bashorov takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Bashorov keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
A big right from Orion misses.
Bashorov looks to land a right hand but Orion moved out of range.
Orion swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Karim Bashorov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Orion fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bashorov manages to avoid it.
Orion throws a body kick that misses
and Bashorov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Orion fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Bashorov avoids the body shot from Orion.
Nice straight punches there by Bashorov. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Bashorov.
Bashorov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Orion moves away.
Orion appears to be looking for a big counter.
Orion dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Bashorov. That did some damage!
Bashorov catches Orion with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Orion moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Orion missing with a left hand there. Bashorov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Bashorov lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Bashorov blocks the body kick.
Bashorov lands a nice shot that snaps Orion's head back.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 46:50
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 46:50
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 46:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Karim Bashorov!

Karim Bashorov thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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FIGHT
RATING
64%

 

Event: MFN 349     
Date:   Sep 28, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Karim Bashorov and Pera Pulkkinen. Bashorov comes to the cage accompanied by Hangar 18. Pulkkinen has chosen TURISAS - Stand Up And Fight as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. 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 Pera Pulkkinen was going to win. Let's see if he was right.

190 cm
33
194 lbs
22 - 5 - 0
150 cm
30
194 lbs
21 - 9 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter
Bullet Proof System

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Pera Pulkkinen!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, Paul Tew and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bashorov fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Pulkkinen looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Pulkkinen connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Bashorov's hands.
Pulkkinen lands a leg kick that knocks Bashorov off balance momentarily.
Pulkkinen takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Pulkkinen shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.
A jab from Pulkkinen misses.
Pulkkinen has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.

Bashorov throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Pulkkinen tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Bashorov is in Pulkkinen's guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Pulkkinen keeps moving.
Pulkkinen controlling the position.
Bashorov throwing strikes from guard but Pulkkinen blocks nicely.
Pulkkinen seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov cracks Pulkkinen with a solid left hand.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Bashorov accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Pulkkinen keeping full guard, as Bashorov tries to pass.
Bashorov working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Pulkkinen controls Bashorov momentarily but Bashorov frees himself.
Bashorov with a flurry of punches that miss.
Pulkkinen has Bashorov pulled in close to control his posture.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Pulkkinen throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Bashorov sees it coming and avoids it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Pulkkinen moves in looking to clinch but Bashorov pushes him off.
Some wild striking there from Bashorov.
Pulkkinen pivots, looking for a leg kick but Bashorov is out of range and Pulkkinen settles back down.
Pulkkinen is looking to score with low kicks.
Bashorov shoots in for a double leg but Pulkkinen sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Pulkkinen throws a predictable looking body shot
and Bashorov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Nice uppercut lands for Bashorov. That snapped Pulkkinen's head back.
Bashorov throws a jab when Pulkkinen was well out of range.
Pulkkinen fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bashorov manages to avoid it.
Pulkkinen punishes Bashorov's body with a nice straight punch.
Bashorov just misses with a punch to the body.
Pulkkinen throws a chopping leg kick but Bashorov manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Bashorov throws a body shot but no joy.
Pulkkinen feints a counter leg kick.
Pulkkinen takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Bashorov throws a hook but Pulkkinen avoids it easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pulkkinen connects with a looping right hand.
Bashorov shoots in and drives through. Pulkkinen sprawls well.
Pulkkinen avoids the body shot from Bashorov.
Pulkkinen misses with a body shot.
A telegraphed right hand from Pulkkinen misses the target.
Pulkkinen tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Bashorov tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Bashorov just misses with a punch to the body.
Pulkkinen fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bashorov manages to avoid it.
Bashorov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Pulkkinen.

Bashorov gets a double leg takedown into Pulkkinen's guard.
Bashorov is looking to work some ground and pound but Pulkkinen has wrist control.
Pulkkinen trying to control the position.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Bashorov accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
We've been hearing that Bashorov has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Bashorov will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Pulkkinen works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Pulkkinen can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Bashorov controls the pace.
Bashorov has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Pulkkinen looking to control.
Bashorov in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Bashorov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Pulkkinen.
Bashorov throwing a counter right hand but Pulkkinen manages to avoid it.
Bashorov checks a low kick from Pulkkinen.
Pulkkinen takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
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!
Bashorov lands with a good body shot.
Pulkkinen throws a leg kick but Bashorov checks it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Bashorov throws a predictable looking body shot
and Pulkkinen counters with a nice body shot.
Bashorov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Pulkkinen.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Pulkkinen wants to clinch up but Bashorov keeps it at a distance.
Bashorov tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.

Pulkkinen moves into the clinch successfully.
Pulkkinen misses with a punch on the inside.
Pulkkinen misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A nice right hand lands inside from Bashorov.

Bashorov lands a nice trip takedown into half guard.

Bashorov 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.
Pulkkinen wants to control but Bashorov is keeping busy and won't allow it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov with the ground and pound but Pulkkinen uses the opportunity to regain guard.
Bashorov seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
Pulkkinen trying to control the position.
Pulkkinen keeping moving, preventing Bashorov from controlling successfully.
Pulkkinen wants to sweep but no luck.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Pulkkinen looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Bashorov is trying hard to land a takedown here. Pulkkinen sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Pulkkinen avoids the body shot from Bashorov.
Bashorov misses the shot to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bashorov. Pulkkinen does a little dance to reset his feet.
Pulkkinen closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Bashorov is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Pulkkinen throws a body shot but no joy.
Bashorov scores with a nice strike.
Bashorov lands with an uppercut that bounces Pulkkinen off the cage and back into range.
Pulkkinen walks into a stiff left hand from Bashorov.
Bashorov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Pulkkinen can do to turn this around?
Pulkkinen fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bashorov manages to avoid it.
Bashorov misses with a takedown attempt - Pulkkinen sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Pulkkinen looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Bashorov!
Karim Bashorov overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Bashorov is not content to let Pulkkinen control the position.
Bashorov is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Pulkkinen thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Bashorov's head.

Bashorov actively working from the bottom here.
Bashorov trying to keep hold of his opponent's head but Pulkkinen manages to pass to mount!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov is squirming around, avoiding Pulkkinen's attempts to control the action.
Bashorov tries to get back to half guard but can't.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pulkkinen punishing his opponent with strikes.
Pulkkinen landing strikes from the mount.
Bashorov working to try and regain half guard.
Pulkkinen working Bashorov over with strikes here.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Pera Pulkkinen 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.


A swing and a miss from Bashorov.
Pulkkinen throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Pulkkinen looks to land a body kick but Bashorov moved away.
Pulkkinen thows a leg kick but Bashorov checks it
and Pulkkinen takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Pulkkinen tries a low kick but Bashorov avoids it.
It looked like Bashorov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Bashorov catches Pulkkinen with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Pulkkinen shoots in for a takedown but Bashorov shows good takedown defense.
Bashorov shoots in looking for a takedown. Pulkkinen tries to sprawl out of it but Bashorov keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Pulkkinen manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov checks a low kick from Pulkkinen.
A cross from Bashorov lands.
Bashorov connects with a nice looking jab.
Good exchange - Bashorov coming out on top.
Pulkkinen shoots in and drives through. Bashorov sprawls well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Pulkkinen manages to avoid it.
A left lands for Bashorov.
Pulkkinen misses with a body shot.
Bashorov throws a shot from downtown. Pulkkinen moves away and avoids it.
Pulkkinen ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Pulkkinen swings for the body but Bashorov moves out of range.
Bashorov misses the jab.
Bashorov throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Bashorov scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Bashorov with a jab.
Pulkkinen takes a swing at Bashorov's ribcage but misses.
Bashorov connects with a crisp jab.
Bashorov looks to land a right hand but Pulkkinen moved out of range.
Bashorov lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Karim Bashorov is winning the standup battle so far.
Pulkkinen tries to clinch up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pulkkinen uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bashorov.

Bashorov shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bashorov trying to control the action but Pulkkinen is working from the bottom.
Bashorov is nestled in close to Pulkkinen, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Pulkkinen gets full guard.
Pulkkinen is trying to control the position but Bashorov postures up.
Bashorov trying to control but Pulkkinen is working from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pulkkinen working a defensive guard here.
Pulkkinen controlling the position.
Bashorov trying to control the position from guard on top but Pulkkinen is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Pulkkinen displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Bashorov throws out the jab.
Karim Bashorov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Pulkkinen gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Bashorov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Pulkkinen manages to avoid it.
Pulkkinen jabs Bashorov to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Bashorov scores with a punch to the head.
Pulkkinen throws a leg kick that is checked
and Bashorov counters with a stiff right hand.
Nice defenses there by Bashorov.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pulkkinen misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bashorov.
Bashorov moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Pulkkinen moves out of range as Bashorov strikes.
Pulkkinen throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Bashorov takes a swing at Pulkkinen's ribcage but misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Pulkkinen! But no joy.
Pulkkinen is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Bashorov rather than just go for the knockout.
Pulkkinen tried to score with a low kick but Bashorov checks it.
Pulkkinen moves out of range of the strikes.
Pulkkinen rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Bashorov counters with a stiff right hand.
Bashorov misses with a wild body shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bashorov throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Pulkkinen counters with a nice leg kick.
Bashorov blocks a low kick nicely.
Pulkkinen fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Bashorov looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Pulkkinen throws a hook but Bashorov blocks it.
Bashorov scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov clearly takes that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Bashorov throws a good cross that connects.
Pulkkinen is looking to chop away at Bashorov's legs.
No luck for Bashorov with that takedown attempt.
Pulkkinen misses with a low kick as Bashorov jumps back.
Horrible takedown attempt by Bashorov or perhaps it was just good defense by Pulkkinen, which made it look bad.
Pulkkinen takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Bashorov misses with a wild body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov tries for a takedown but Pulkkinen circles away easily
and Pulkkinen counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Karim Bashorov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Bashorov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Pulkkinen throws a leg kick but Bashorov checks it.
Bashorov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pulkkinen takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Pulkkinen 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.
Bashorov attempts a counter takedown but Pulkkinen avoids it well and moves away.
Pulkkinen walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Bashorov checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Bashorov jabs Pulkkinen to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Bashorov is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Bashorov throws a shot from downtown. Pulkkinen moves away and avoids it.
Pulkkinen flicks out a counter leg kick but Bashorov steps away.
Bashorov fails with a takedown attempt.
Pulkkinen moves out of range as Bashorov strikes.
Pulkkinen pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Bashorov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

Bashorov shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Pulkkinen is trying to defend but Bashorov finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Bashorov drops an elbow to the side of Pulkkinen's head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pulkkinen taking some punishment here, with Bashorov in his half guard.
Pulkkinen avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Bashorov.
Bashorov working Pulkkinen over with strikes.
Bashorov is looking to stall here but Pulkkinen recovers full guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bashorov scoring with punches to the head and body.
Bashorov stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Pulkkinen swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Pulkkinen trying to control the position.
Bashorov with a flurry of punches that miss.
Bashorov loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Bashorov with a flurry of punches that miss.
Bashorov is stalling in the full guard.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Bashorov misses with a shot to the body
and Pulkkinen counters with a nice leg kick.

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.
Bashorov scores with a crisp jab that stopped Pulkkinen in his tracks.
Pulkkinen throws a jab when Bashorov was well out of range.
Pulkkinen swings for the body but Bashorov moves out of range.
Bashorov stuns Pulkkinen with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Bashorov slips a straight right by Pulkkinen.
Pulkkinen keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Pulkkinen doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Pulkkinen has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Pulkkinen chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Pulkkinen throws out a leg kick but Bashorov moves out of range and Pulkkinen only half commits.
Pulkkinen takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Pulkkinen throws a big shot that misses.
Bashorov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
A looping hook to the body misses from Pulkkinen. Bashorov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bashorov blocks a low kick nicely.
Bashorov misses with a looping left.
Bashorov scores with a hook.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov had his way with Pera Pulkkinen in that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. And we move into the final round!


Bashorov connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Pulkkinen throws a half hearted mid kick.
Pulkkinen uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bashorov.
The fighters circling - Bashorov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Bashorov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Bashorov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Pulkkinen.
Bashorov tries to counter with a takedown but Pulkkinen is quick to defend against it.
Pulkkinen lands a body shot.
Pulkkinen tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bashorov was well out of range. Poor timing from Pulkkinen.
Pulkkinen throws a leg kick
letting Bashorov counter with a right hand.
Pulkkinen lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov throws a body punch but Pulkkinen moves out of range.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Bashorov, as that shot connected.
Bashorov tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Pulkkinen swivels and escapes.
Pulkkinen drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov misses with a looping left.
Bashorov cracks Pulkkinen with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
That kick from Pulkkinen tenderised Bashorov's leg. Bashorov is trying to keep his angry face on.
The crowd cheers as Pulkkinen lands an impressive looking overhand right. Bashorov doesn't seem phased though.
Bashorov staying out of range there.
Pulkkinen tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Bashorov is able to avoid easily.
Pulkkinen tries a low kick but Bashorov avoids it.
Pulkkinen thows a left - swing and a miss!
Pulkkinen looks for a takedown but Bashorov sprawls well.
Bashorov appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Bashorov lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Pulkkinen backs up against the cage.
Bashorov tests Pulkkinen's chin there with a solid looking shot.

Pulkkinen gets a clinch.
Pera Pulkkinen has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov scores with a nice hook to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bashorov works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Pulkkinen is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Pulkkinen swings wildly with an uppercut but Bashorov uses good head movement to avoid it.

Bashorov turns his hips and lands a very nice judo throw into side control!
Bashorov tries to advance to mount but can't.
Pulkkinen is trying to improve his position.
Bashorov wants to lay and pray for a moment but Pulkkinen keeps working.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pulkkinen sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Nice strikes from Bashorov there.
Pulkkinen regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Bashorov.
Pulkkinen has momentary wrist control but Bashorov slips an elbow through the middle.
Pulkkinen being controlled here, momentarily.
Pulkkinen has momentary wrist control but Bashorov slips an elbow through the middle.
Karim Bashorov is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Bashorov stands up over Pulkkinen, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Pulkkinen keeps moving.
Pulkkinen looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Bashorov throws a strike but Pulkkinen rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Pulkkinen throws an elbow that misses. Bashorov uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Pulkkinen's guard. Nice move by Bashorov!

Bashorov working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.

And that's the end of the fight!
Karim Bashorov showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Bashorov 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 Steven Brown scores the fight 49:46
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 49:46
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Karim Bashorov!

Karim Bashorov retains his middleweight title!
A very excited looking Karim Bashorov made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Event: Syn 468 - Champion vs Champion     
Date:   Sep 04, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Steven Rutherford and Karim Bashorov. Bashorov comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Hangar 18 kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! 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 Karim Bashorov was going to win. Let's see if he was right.

183 cm
28
186 lbs
21 - 1 - 1
190 cm
32
194 lbs
21 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Reaper Combatwear

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
The judges for this bout are James Glass, Sam Margolis and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rutherford takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Bashorov blocks the body kick.
Rutherford misses with a left hand
letting Bashorov counter with a right hand.
We've been told by Rutherford's head coaches at The Charles Martel School of Greatness that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Bashorov throws an off balance right hand
and Rutherford counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Bashorov misses with a takedown
and Rutherford counters with a straight right hand.
Rutherford uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bashorov.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Bashorov.
Rutherford 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.
Rutherford takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Bashorov scores with a punch to the head.
Rutherford throws out a loose jab but Bashorov uses good head movement to avoid it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bashorov connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Bashorov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a hook
and Bashorov counters with a stiff right hand.
Rutherford misses the shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rutherford. Bashorov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rutherford tries to land a front kick but Bashorov steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Rutherford tries to land a front kick but Bashorov steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Bashorov scores with a hook.
Rutherford missing with a left hand there. Bashorov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A little jabbing left from Bashorov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Steven Rutherford is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Nice shot by Bashorov.
Rutherford connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Bashorov misses with a straight left.
Rutherford takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Bashorov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rutherford.
Bashorov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rutherford.
Bashorov throws a jab but it's blocked by Rutherford.
Bashorov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
It seemed like Bashorov was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Bashorov sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Rutherford walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bashorov takes a swing at Rutherford's ribcage but misses.
Bashorov scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov checks a leg kick nicely.
A telegraphed right hand from Bashorov misses the target.
Rutherford pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Bashorov throws a body punch but Rutherford moves out of range.
Bashorov is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Rutherford had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into p‚tť.
Bashorov clobbers Rutherford with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Bashorov misses with a straight right.
Rutherford is looking to counter with a body kick.
Good standup being displayed there by Bashorov as he connects with a hook.
Bashorov just misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford lands a jab to the nose.
Rutherford misses with a kick to the body.
Bashorov keeps the fight on the outside.
Bashorov with a hook.

Rutherford clinches up with Bashorov and pushes him back against the cage.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Bashorov controls the action.
Rutherford lands a right hand that snaps the head of Bashorov backwards.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov being controlled here, momentarily.
Rutherford preventing the sweep.
Rutherford controls from within his opponent's guard.

Bashorov looking for a guillotine here but Rutherford defends easily.

Bashorov working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Rutherford doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Rutherford manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.

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.

Bashorov throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

Bashorov looking for a guillotine here but Rutherford defends easily.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Bashorov being controlled here, momentarily.
Bashorov wants to sweep here but Rutherford controlling him for the moment.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Karim Bashorov 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.


Bashorov throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Rutherford stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
A decent looking cross lands there for Bashorov.
Bashorov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rutherford.
Bashorov keeps the fight on the outside.
Bashorov throws out a counter right but Rutherford avoids it with no problem.
Bashorov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut.
Rutherford takes a jab right on the kisser.
Bashorov looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Rutherford is fending him off so far but Bashorov persists. Nope, Rutherford circles away and we're back to standing.
And Rutherford counters with a quick kick to the body but Bashorov blocks it.
Bashorov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Bashorov takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bashorov. Rutherford does a little dance to reset his feet.
Sloppy strikes from Bashorov. Those never looked like landing.
Bashorov has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
A big right from Bashorov misses.
Rutherford misses with a wild body shot.
Bashorov lands with an uppercut that bounces Rutherford off the cage and back into range.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rutherford throws a hook but Bashorov avoids it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Karim Bashorov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Bashorov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rutherford throws out the jab.
Rutherford takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Karim Bashorov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bashorov checks a leg kick.
Bashorov lands with a shot to the body.

Bashorov drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Rutherford is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Rutherford struggling a bit here.
Bashorov postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford is working to avoid the ground and pound but Bashorov connects with a decent elbow.
Bashorov controls the position from side control.
Rutherford regains half guard, as Bashorov was trying to land strikes.

Bashorov is looking for submissions but instead, Rutherford has regained full guard.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Bashorov throws a big right hand that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov scoring with some ground and pound.
Rutherford keeping moving, preventing Bashorov from controlling successfully.
Rutherford is trying to control the position but Bashorov postures up.
Bashorov throwing strikes from guard but Rutherford blocks nicely.
Bashorov with a flurry of punches that miss.
Bashorov engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Rutherford thows some rabbit punches from the bottom but they don't do any damage.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Rutherford keeps moving.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Bashorov content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Rutherford is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Bashorov postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Rutherford keeps moving.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rutherford not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Rutherford keeping moving, preventing Bashorov from controlling successfully.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Bashorov scores with a shot to the body.
Rutherford takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Rutherford is looking to score with low kicks.
Rutherford misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bashorov.
Bashorov is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Rutherford with a body shot.
Bashorov takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
A telegraphed right hand from Rutherford misses the target.
Bashorov tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Rutherford tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Bashorov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Bashorov lands a head shot.
Bashorov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A lazy left from Rutherford finds it's target.
Bashorov lands a slapping body shot.
Bashorov looks for a takedown but Rutherford sprawls well.
A slow jab from Bashorov misses its intended target.
It looked like Rutherford wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov lands a slapping body shot.
Nice cross by Bashorov.
Rutherford dodges the punch combination from Bashorov.
Rutherford moves out of range of the strikes.
Bashorov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.

The fight moves into the clinch position.

Bashorov drags the fight down to the ground.
Rutherford content to stall in guard here.
Rutherford trying to control the position from guard on top but Bashorov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Karim Bashorov has got the better of the ground game so far.
Bashorov tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Bashorov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Bashorov escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Rutherford gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Bashorov looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Rutherford puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Bashorov wants to improve his position but Rutherford is controlling well.
Bashorov manages to get to full guard.

Bashorov has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Rutherford can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov keeping full guard, as Rutherford tries to pass.
Rutherford sitting in guard here, content to control.
Rutherford trying to stand up but can't free himself from Bashorov's guard.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.

Bashorov looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Rutherford passes into side control.
Rutherford is looking to take a break and control but Bashorov is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Rutherford controls the position from side control.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Bashorov looks to move to half guard but instead Rutherford has passed into mount! Damn!
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rutherford slips a jab from Bashorov.
Bashorov circles away from the clinch attempt.
Bashorov throws a hook to the side of Rutherford's head but Rutherford sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Rutherford looks to land a right hand but Bashorov moved out of range.

Bashorov shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Bashorov was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Rutherford struggling a bit here.
Bashorov works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford is trying to control Bashorov's posture but Bashorov avoids it.
Rutherford takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
Rutherford dodges the ground and pound from Bashorov.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Bashorov thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
The referee tells the fighters to keep busy.
Rutherford controls the position for a moment.
You can see the frustration on Rutherford's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Bashorov wants to lay and pray for a moment but Rutherford keeps working.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Bashorov working the head with strikes.
Rutherford tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Bashorov wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Bashorov wants to control but Rutherford is keeping him busy.
Bashorov is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Rutherford is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Bashorov off and has taken his back!
Bashorov rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Bashorov desperately trying to maintain half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Bashorov moves into full guard.

Bashorov working for submissions but it's allowed Rutherford to get to half guard.
Bashorov is controlling Rutherford's trapped leg to prevent Rutherford from advancing to side control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Bashorov tries to get to full guard but Rutherford has control of the leg.
Rutherford not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Rutherford wants to lay and pray for a moment but Bashorov keeps working.
Bashorov makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Bashorov.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Rutherford sitting in guard here, content to control.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov dominated that fourth round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!


Bashorov misses with an uppercut.
Rutherford is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Bashorov.
Steven Rutherford has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
The fighters circling - Bashorov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Rutherford misses with a wild body shot.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Rutherford. Bashorov shrugs it off though.
Rutherford moves in looking to clinch but Bashorov pushes him off.
As Rutherford backs off Bashorov throws a huge counter combo but Rutherford manages to avoid it all.
Bashorov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rutherford throws out a loose jab but Bashorov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bashorov throws a big shot that misses.
Bashorov scores with a nice right hand.
A head kick misses from Rutherford.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov moves out of range of the body kick.
Bashorov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Nice defenses there by Bashorov.
Bashorov gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Bashorov fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford moves in looking to clinch but Bashorov pushes him off.
Rutherford bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rutherford moves in looking to clinch but Bashorov pushes him off.
Bashorov missing with a left hand there. Rutherford was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Rutherford avoids the body shot from Bashorov.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.
Bashorov takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Bashorov is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Rutherford is looking to clinch but Bashorov is avoiding it.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Bashorov is defended easily by Rutherford.
A big left from Rutherford misses.
Bashorov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Jab by Rutherford.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Bashorov scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Rutherford doesn't seem bothered though.

Bashorov feints and then dives in with a takedown. That was a long way out but the feint bought him enough time to close the distance and complete the takedown. Now we'll play guard for a bit and see who can get the better of that position.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bashorov postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Rutherford striking off his back but it's not causing Bashorov any problems.
Rutherford looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Bashorov throws a big elbow that misses.
Rutherford not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Bashorov sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Rutherford keeps moving.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford is trying to control the position but Bashorov postures up.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Bashorov lands the left hand.
Bashorov blocks the body kick.
Rutherford moves out of range of the strikes.
Rutherford throws a hook to the side of Bashorov's head but Bashorov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Rutherford lands a lovely overhand right.
Rutherford looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Bashorov lands a nice shot that snaps Rutherford's head back.
Bashorov loads up on a big right hand but Rutherford slips the punch.
Rutherford takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Karim Bashorov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bashorov looks to score with a jab to the body but Rutherford is just out of range.
A jab from Bashorov finds it's way through Rutherford's defenses.
Bashorov just misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bashorov throws a lazy right hand but Rutherford sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rutherford delivers a nice body kick.
Rutherford misses with a hook. Bashorov ducked under it nicely.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford takes one to the side of the head.
Bashorov looks for a takedown but Rutherford sprawls well.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bashorov. Rutherford does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rutherford fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Bashorov throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.

And that's the end of the fight!
Karim Bashorov comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Bashorov 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 James Glass scores the fight 45:50
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 45:50
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Karim Bashorov!

A very excited looking Karim Bashorov made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Event: EVO 261: Kakoullis vs Reznick     
Date:   Aug 06, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Rockmeteller Todd and Karim Bashorov. Todd comes to the cage accompanied by Jeeves and Wooster. Bashorov comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Hangar 18 kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

184 cm
30
194 lbs
29 - 8 - 1
190 cm
32
194 lbs
20 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Rockmeteller Todd!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, Steven Brown and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bashorov keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Todd misses with a series of wild punches.
Todd swings for the body but Bashorov moves out of range.
Todd steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bashorov.
Todd half committed to a counter leg kick.
Bashorov fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
A telegraphed right hand from Bashorov misses the target.
Bashorov moves into range and connects with a jab.
The fighters circling - Bashorov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Bashorov 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.
Todd fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Bashorov is out of range.
Bashorov scores with a body shot.
A telegraphed right hand from Bashorov misses the target.
We've been told by Todd's head coaches at GWad's Playpen that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov fails to land the takedown.
Todd lands with a shot to the body.
Todd misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov moves out of range as Todd throws a body kick.
Bashorov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Bashorov lands a jab to the nose.
Bashorov digs a good body shot into Todd's ribs.
Bashorov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bashorov doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Nice uppercut there from Bashorov.
Todd throws a low kick but Bashorov moves out of range easily.
Todd misses with a low kick.
Todd takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Todd's corner calls for a 1-2. Todd obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Rockmeteller Todd is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Bashorov misses with a looping right.
Todd throws a lazy right hand but Bashorov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Todd throws a wild body kick that Bashorov sees coming a mile off.
Bashorov misses with a series of wild punches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bashorov looks to throw the jab but Todd is out of range.
Bashorov sizes up Todd with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Bashorov throws a hook to the side of Todd's head but Todd sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Todd connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Todd gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Bashorov.
Bashorov misses with a body shot
and Todd counters with a nice uppercut.
Todd tried to score with a low kick but Bashorov checks it.
Bashorov shoots in looking for a takedown but Todd manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Bashorov's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Todd throws a low kick, looking for Bashorov's leg but Bashorov calmly moves out of range.
Bashorov avoids the body shot from Todd.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.
Karim Bashorov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bashorov throws a lazy right hand but Todd sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Todd.
Todd lands with a right hand.
A nice inside leg kick there by Todd. That's going to slow Bashorov down.
Bashorov misses the jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov misses with a two punch combination.
Bashorov throws a poor cross that misses
and Todd counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Todd throws a leg kick but Bashorov moved away.
Bashorov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Bashorov moves away from the strike by Todd.
Bashorov fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
A shot to the body from Bashorov misses
and Todd counters with a nice uppercut.
Todd throws a leg kick but Bashorov sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Bashorov let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Bashorov throws an overhand right that lands on Todd's shoulder, as Todd tries to avoid the shot.
Bashorov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Todd sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Bashorov looks to score with a jab to the body but Todd is just out of range.
Bashorov moves out of range as Todd throws a body kick.
Bashorov connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Todd connects with an inside leg kick.
Bashorov looks to land a left hand but Todd moved out of range nicely.
Bashorov scores with a one two! Todd had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bashorov avoids the body shot from Todd.
Bashorov jabs at Todd's body.
A cross from Bashorov lands.
Bashorov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Todd.
Todd misses with a leg kick
and Bashorov counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Todd throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Bashorov counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Todd thinking.
Bashorov goes for a double leg but Todd avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Todd continues to drive forward.
Rockmeteller Todd has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Karim Bashorov.
Todd misses with an attempted mid kick.
Todd gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Todd throws a sloppy head kick and Bashorov moves out of range easily.
Bashorov fails to land with a series of punches.
Todd ducks under a wild hook from Bashorov.
Bashorov swings for the body but Todd moves out of range.
Bashorov moves away from the strike by Todd.
Bashorov throws a looping overhand right but Todd ducks down to avoid it.
Todd half committed to a counter leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Bashorov lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov 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.


Bashorov connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Todd momentarily.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bashorov. Todd does a little dance to reset his feet.
Todd quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Todd throws a poor cross that misses
and Bashorov counters with a straight right hand.
Bashorov avoids the body shot from Todd.
Bashorov throws a hook but Todd blocks it.
Todd slips under a jab.
Bashorov checks a leg kick.
Bashorov shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Todd sprawls well. Todd wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Bashorov gets slowly back to his feet.
Bashorov connects with a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov misses with a left hand
and Todd counters with a nice body shot.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Todd might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Bashorov misses with a body shot
and Todd counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Karim Bashorov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Bashorov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Todd manages to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov takes a swing at Todd's ribcage but misses.
Todd tried to score with a low kick but Bashorov checks it.
Bashorov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Todd slips under a jab.
Bashorov scores with a jab.
Bashorov throws a lazy uppercut
and Todd counters with a stiff right hand.
Bashorov paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
A punch lands to the side of Bashorov 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Bashorov checks the leg kick.
A big left from Bashorov misses.
Bashorov throws a body shot but no joy.
Bashorov takes a swing at Todd's ribcage but misses.
Bashorov swings for the body but Todd moves out of range.
Bashorov swinging wildly here.
Todd is looking to counter with a body kick.
Todd pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Bashorov checks the leg kick nicely there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Todd looks to score with a jab to the body but Bashorov is just out of range.
Todd feints and then cracks Bashorov's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Bashorov down.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A solid body kick from Todd.
Todd moves away from the strike by Bashorov.
Todd thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Bashorov if he has to take too many more of those.
Bashorov ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
A telegraphed right hand from Todd misses the target.
A countering left hand to the body from Bashorov misses.
Bashorov throws a series of punches but Todd moves out of range.
Bashorov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Todd.
Bashorov scores with a nice head shot.
Bashorov throws a looping overhand right but Todd ducks down to avoid it.
Todd throws a low kick but Bashorov moves out of range easily.
Todd gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Todd swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bashorov looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov throws a hook but Todd avoids it easily.
Todd scores with a sloppy right hand. Bashorov should have avoided that one.
Todd tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Bashorov throws a body punch but Todd moves out of range.
Bashorov lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Todd throws a wild body kick that Bashorov sees coming a mile off.
Bashorov misses the shot to the body.
Bashorov moves out of range as Todd throws a body kick.
Todd with a hook.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Todd.
Bashorov connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Bashorov takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Todd ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bashorov moves away.
Bashorov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Todd manages to avoid it.
Todd looks for the body kick but Bashorov saw that one coming.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov throws a body punch but Todd moves out of range.
Bashorov dips down and scores with a jab 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!
Todd misses with a lunging right hand
enabling Bashorov to counter with a crisp jab.
Bashorov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Todd.
Bashorov throws a good cross that connects.
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Todd was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
Todd appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Bashorov takes a swing at Todd's ribcage but misses.
Todd thinks about countering with a body kick.
Bashorov throws a series of strikes that have Todd backpedaling.
Bashorov scores with the left hand. Todd knows he should have avoided that one.
Todd throws a wild body kick that Bashorov sees coming a mile off.
Todd misses with a straight left.
Bashorov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Bashorov scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Todd uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bashorov.
Bashorov throws a hook to the side of Todd's head but Todd sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Bashorov!
Todd cracks a nice hook into Bashorov's ribs.
Bashorov works Todd's body with a nice hook.
Bashorov misses with the combination.
Bashorov missing with a left hand there. Todd was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Todd with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Todd looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Bashorov misses the jab.
Todd was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Bashorov moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Bashorov sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Bashorov connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Todd's hands.
Todd slips a jab from Bashorov.
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!
Todd scores with a punch to the head.
Todd lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Bashorov tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Todd defends well and Bashorov ends up having to push Todd into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
A jab from Bashorov finds it's way through Todd's defenses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Todd throws a hook to the side of Bashorov's head but Bashorov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Bashorov has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Todd.
Bashorov looks to throw the jab but Todd is out of range.
A punch lands to the side of Bashorov 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Todd staying out of range there.
Todd takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Todd throws a leg kick

and Bashorov counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Todd!

Todd bucks up and manages to escape back to his feet!
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Todd drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.
Bashorov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Todd throws a leg kick

and Bashorov counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Bashorov.
Todd utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov sitting in guard here, content to control.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Todd keeps moving.
Bashorov is looking to work some ground and pound but Todd has wrist control.
Bashorov loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Bashorov looking to sit in guard and control but Todd gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Todd slips nicely into half guard.
Bashorov is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Bashorov actively working from the bottom here.
Bashorov wants to improve his position but Todd is controlling well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Todd performing his best blanket impression for a moment.

Bashorov actively working from the bottom here.
Bashorov wants to get back to full guard.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Todd performing his best blanket impression for a moment.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Bashorov scores with a punch to the head.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Rockmeteller Todd did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
That's time! Back to the action!


Todd fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Bashorov checks it well.
Todd takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Bashorov throws a right hand that misses
and Todd counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Bashorov throws the left hand but Todd avoids the punch easily.
Bashorov slips under a jab.
Bashorov scores with a decent looking hook.
Todd moves out of range of the strikes.
Bashorov sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Bashorov slips a straight right by Todd.
Todd scores with a jab to the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov missing with a left hand there. Todd was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Todd thows a left - swing and a miss!
Bashorov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Todd avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Bashorov misses with a wild combination.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Todd.
Bashorov checks a leg kick nicely.
Nice jab there from Bashorov.
Todd throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Bashorov throws a shot from downtown. Todd moves away and avoids it.
Bashorov has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Todd.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Todd.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Bashorov! But no joy.
Bashorov cracks Todd with a good jab.
Bashorov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Todd manages to avoid it.
Todd looks to land a right hand but Bashorov moved out of range.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Todd.
Todd misses with a wild body shot.
Todd changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Todd throws a leg kick but Bashorov sees it coming and moves out of range.
Bashorov stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A chopping leg kick lands by Todd.
Bashorov ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A nice leg kick lands there from Todd.
Bashorov punishes Todd's body with a nice straight punch.
Todd connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Todd avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Todd is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Bashorov misses with a shot to the body
and Todd cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Bashorov shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Todd counters with a stiff right hand.
Bashorov looks to land a left hand but Todd moved out of range nicely.
Bashorov rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Todd counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Todd looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Todd misses with a shot to the body

and Bashorov counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Bashorov.
Todd wants to sweep but no luck.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Todd avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Bashorov trying to control the position from guard on top but Todd is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Bashorov throws a big elbow that misses.
Bashorov has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Bashorov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Bashorov works over Todd with some ground and pound from guard.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Bashorov accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Bashorov working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Bashorov engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.

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.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Bashorov accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Bashorov moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Todd throws an off balance right hand
and Todd takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Todd works Bashorov's body with a nice hook.
Todd swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Bashorov throws a jab but it's blocked by Todd.
An attempted straight right counter from Todd misses the target.
Bashorov goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Bashorov drops his hands momentarily and Todd takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Nice defenses there by Todd.
Bashorov connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Todd throws the left hand but Bashorov avoids the punch easily.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Karim Bashorov will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Bashorov ducks under a wild hook from Todd.
Bashorov scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Todd moves out of range as Bashorov strikes.
Todd appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Todd misses the jab.
Todd swings for the body but Bashorov moves out of range.
Todd throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Todd misses with an uppercut. Bashorov saw that one coming.
Bashorov throws a counter combo.
Bashorov misses the shot to the body.
Todd slips a straight right by Bashorov.
Todd ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Todd is looking to counter punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Todd avoids the body shot from Bashorov.
A shot to the body from Todd misses

so Bashorov counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Bashorov pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Todd is keeping the position for now.
Bashorov trying to control but Todd is working from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov stands up over Todd, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Bashorov lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Bashorov working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Bashorov working some strikes from top position.
Todd keeping moving, preventing Bashorov from controlling successfully.
Bashorov with a flurry of punches that miss.
Todd being controlled here, momentarily.
Rockmeteller Todd has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Bashorov is continuing to stall.
Bashorov looking to sit in guard and control but Todd gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Karim Bashorov has got the better of the ground game so far.

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

Bashorov looking for a guillotine here but Todd defends easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Bashorov looking for a guillotine here but Todd defends easily.
Bashorov looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Karim Bashorov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

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

Bashorov is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Todd defends well.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

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

Bashorov content to stall in guard here.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Bashorov is in close to Todd's body, working some short punches and elbows.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 46:49
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 46:49
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Karim Bashorov!

Karim Bashorov seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: CEC 458     
Date:   Jul 18, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Johnny Reach and Karim Bashorov. Reach comes to the cage accompanied by Here's Johnny. Bashorov has chosen Hangar 18 as his entrance music. Karim Bashorov has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

195 cm
35
195 lbs
34 - 11 - 2
190 cm
32
194 lbs
19 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class MT
Granite chin

Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)
Bullet Proof System

Bullet Proof System
Museum of Monsters & Madmen



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 11 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of New York, Johnny Reach!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Don Winkell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bashorov throws a shot to the body.
Bashorov scores with a nice strike.
Bashorov connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Bashorov connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Reach slips under a jab from Bashorov.
Bashorov just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromReach.
Reach avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Reach throws a hook to the side of Bashorov's head but Bashorov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Bashorov throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Reach stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
We've been told by Reach's head coaches at K.O.N.Y. that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Reach throws a hook to the side of Bashorov's head but Bashorov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Reach takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Bashorov dips to his left and cracks Reach with an uppercut!
A swing and a miss from Reach.
Bashorov connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Reach tries to clinch there but Bashorov circles away.
Bashorov misses with a looping right.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov lands with a good body shot.
Reach throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bashorov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bashorov lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Bashorov cracks Reach with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Bashorov digs a good body shot into Reach's ribs.
Reach tries to clinch up but Bashorov circles away and keeps his distance.
Bashorov tries to move into range but Reach moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Bashorov lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Reach backs up against the cage.
Reach slips under a jab from Bashorov.
Reach misses with a hook.
Reach takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bashorov misses with a body punch
and Reach counters with a stiff right hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov looks to score with a jab to the body but Reach is just out of range.
Bashorov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Reach.
Johnny Reach is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.
Bashorov throws a poor cross that misses
and Reach counters with a nice body kick.
Reach misses with a right hand
letting Bashorov counter with a right hand.
Reach throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Reach takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Bashorov looks to score with a jab to the body but Reach is just out of range.
Reach swings away with a body shot that misses
and Bashorov counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Reach thinking.
Reach throws a big shot that misses.
A little jabbing left from Bashorov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Bashorov throws a shot to the body.
Bashorov throws a body punch but Reach moves out of range.
Bashorov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bashorov bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Reach avoids the body shot from Bashorov.
A big right from Bashorov misses.
Bashorov scores with a nice strike.

Bashorov looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Reach!
Reach wants to control but Bashorov postures up.
Bashorov tries to advance to mount but Reach denies him.
Bashorov postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.
Reach tries to escape but Bashorov is in control.
Bashorov wants to lay and pray for a moment but Reach keeps working.
Bashorov throwing strikes but missing, from side control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Reach is trying to control Bashorov's posture but Bashorov avoids it.
Bashorov tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.
Reach tries to buck Bashorov off but Bashorov is having none of it.

Bashorov is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Reach is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Reach is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Bashorov works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.

Bashorov closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Reach quickly recovers to half guard.
Bashorov perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Bashorov missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Bashorov throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Bashorov missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Bashorov trying to mount his opponent but Reach defends it.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Bashorov lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Reach is defending against the submission attempts here by Bashorov.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Reach is looking to control Bashorov's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Reach avoid being mounted?
Bashorov is keen to just control but Reach is a slippery customer.
Bashorov throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Reach is trying to maintain the position but Bashorov is very close to passing his half guard.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Bashorov lands a nice short elbow.
Reach is looking for a sweep. Bashorov is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Bashorov wants to take a breather but Reach is having none of it.
Bashorov working over Reach with some ground and pound. Reach looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Bashorov throwing shots but Reach is blocking nicely.
Reach has hold of Bashorov's hands but Bashorov slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Bashorov throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Bashorov lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Bashorov in particular looking to stall.
Bashorov not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Bashorov missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Bashorov missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Bashorov seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Reach does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Bashorov prevents Reach from improving his position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Bashorov missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Bashorov wants to advance to full mount but Reach doesn't think that's going to happen and regains full guard instead.
Bashorov postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Bashorov with a flurry of punches that miss.
Bashorov wants to pass the guard but Reach is keeping the position.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Bashorov stands and throws Reach's legs to the side, diving into side control.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Reach's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Bashorov throws out a powerful jab.
Bashorov throws a lazy uppercut
and Reach counters with a nice uppercut.
Bashorov misses with a body punch
and Bashorov takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Bashorov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Reach.
Bashorov lands a jab to the nose.
Jab, jab by Bashorov - just one landing.
Reach stuffs the takedown attempt from Bashorov. Bashorov gets slowly back to his feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Reach takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Karim Bashorov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bashorov scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Reach closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Reach swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Reach walks into a left hand.
Nice takedown defense from Reach. No joy for Bashorov on that attempt.
Reach moves out of range as Bashorov strikes.
Bashorov has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Reach misses with a looping left.
Reach uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Bashorov.
Bashorov lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Bashorov takes a swing at Reach's ribcage but misses.
Bashorov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Reach.
Bashorov ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Bashorov misses with a takedown attempt
enabling Reach to counter with a crisp jab.
Johnny Reach has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Karim Bashorov.
Reach looks for the body kick but Bashorov saw that one coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov throws an off balance right hand
and Reach counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Bashorov misses the body punch
and Reach counters with a body kick that stops Bashorov in his tracks momentarily.
Bashorov keeps the fight on the outside.
Bashorov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bashorov lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Bashorov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bashorov slips under a jab from Reach.
Reach takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Bashorov lands the left hand.
Bashorov connects with a good right hand that stumbles Reach. Reach circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Bashorov swings for the body but Reach moves out of range.
Bashorov throws a hook to the side of Reach's head but Reach sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

Bashorov shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Bashorov was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Karim Bashorov has got the better of the ground game so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Reach dodges the ground and pound from Bashorov.
Bashorov is looking to take a break and control but Reach is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Reach is trying to control Bashorov's posture but Bashorov avoids it.
Reach takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
Bashorov trying to control the position but Reach is working away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Bashorov misses with a strike but at least he's keeping busy, looking to cause some damage - that will still help him when it comes to the judges scorecards.
Bashorov lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Reach down.

Bashorov tries for a kimura but Reach is defending well.
Bashorov sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Reach is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
Reach parries the strikes from Bashorov easily there. Bashorov is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Reach to escape.
Reach tries to slip a leg under to move to half guard but Bashorov presses down on the leg and jumps into full mount!
Bashorov looking to ground and pound but Reach is blocking nicely.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Reach avoids the body shot from Bashorov.
Reach went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Bashorov slips a jab from Reach.
Bashorov stuns Reach with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.

Bashorov shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Reach napping and manages to drive through into side control!

Reach throws his opponent off and manages to get back to his feet! Nicely done!
Bashorov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Reach moves away.
Bashorov scores with a jab.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bashorov tests Reach's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Reach uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Bashorov.
Reach on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.
Bashorov misses with a hook
and Reach connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov throws a lazy right hand but Reach sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Bashorov lunges at Reach with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Reach's hand.
Bashorov throws a hook but Reach avoids it easily.
Bashorov misses with a left hand
and Reach counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Reach misses the jab.
Bashorov connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bashorov. Reach does a little dance to reset his feet.
Reach defending well as Bashorov loads up on a big left hand.
Bashorov throws a hook but Reach avoids it easily.
It looked like Reach was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Bashorov.
A slow jab from Bashorov misses its intended target.
Bashorov lands with a shot to the body.
Bashorov avoids a punch combination nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Reach uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Bashorov.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.
Bashorov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Bashorov misses with a straight left.
Bashorov moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Bashorov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Bashorov just misses with a punch to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Reach throws a poor cross that misses
and Bashorov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Bashorov shoots and misses
and Reach cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Reach swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Bashorov misses with a hook. Reach ducked under it nicely.
Reach is looking to counter with head kicks.
Reach closes the distance but Bashorov moves to the side
and Bashorov counters with a stiff right hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov's corner calls for a 1-2. Bashorov obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Karim Bashorov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Reach is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Bashorov moves out of range of the body kick from Reach.
Bashorov throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Bashorov connects with a body shot that sends Reach's belly button to the back.
Bashorov throws an overhand right that lands on Reach's shoulder, as Reach tries to avoid the shot.
Bashorov throws a sloppy body shot
and Reach makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Bashorov really felt that one!
A shot to the liver by Bashorov. Beautiful body shot.
Bashorov throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Reach counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Reach moves out of range as Bashorov strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Reach doesn't manage to clinch there - Bashorov circles away.
Bashorov throws a right hand that misses
and Bashorov takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Bashorov scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Reach doesn't seem bothered though.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bashorov misses with a straight left.
Bashorov lands a right hook to the body.
Bashorov goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Bashorov throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Reach stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Reach throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Bashorov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Reach throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Bashorov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Reach is looking to counter punch.
Bashorov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov dominated that fourth 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. So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


Bashorov throws a jab when Reach was well out of range.
Reach looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Reach dodges the punch combination from Bashorov.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bashorov. Reach does a little dance to reset his feet.
Reach throwing a counter right hand but Bashorov manages to avoid it.
Reach takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Bashorov tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Reach defends well and Bashorov ends up having to push Reach into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Bashorov digs a good hook to Reach's body.
Reach looks to score with a jab to the body but Bashorov is just out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov swings for the body but Reach moves out of range.
Bashorov moves out of range as Reach strikes.
Bashorov throws a hook but Reach avoids it easily.
Bashorov looks to land a left hand but Reach moved out of range nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Reach misses with a lunging right hand
and Bashorov counters with a nice body shot.
Bashorov throws a nice looking combination but Reach bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Bashorov throws out a powerful jab.
Reach misses with a body kick.
Reach throws a looping overhand right but Bashorov ducks down to avoid it.
Bashorov swings for the body but Reach moves out of range.
Bashorov throws a jab but it's blocked by Reach.
As Bashorov tries to get set, Reach tries to push him back and clinch up but Bashorov manages to avoid the attempt.
Bashorov swings widly with a right hand
and Reach counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Bashorov tests Reach's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Bashorov fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Reach looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Johnny Reach has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Reach pinned against the cage. Reach gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
An attempted straight right counter from Reach misses the target.
Bashorov takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Reach steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bashorov.
Bashorov staying out of range there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Reach throws a hook to the side of Bashorov's head but Bashorov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Bashorov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Reach walks into a straight right hand from Bashorov.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Bashorov looks to score with a jab to the body but Reach is just out of range.
Bashorov lands a jab to Reach's midsection.
Reach walks into a jab.
Reach throws a lazy right hand but Bashorov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Bashorov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Reach.
Reach swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Bashorov.
Reach takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Bashorov throws a body punch but Reach moves out of range.
Bashorov throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Reach on the side of the head.
Reach is looking to clinch.
Karim Bashorov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov connects with a single shot there.
Bashorov bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Reach with a hook.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Reach defending well as Bashorov loads up on a big left hand.
Bashorov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Reach.
Reach misses with a hook.
Reach takes one to the chin there.
A big right from Reach misses.
Reach takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Reach misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Bashorov works the jab nicely.
Reach ducks under a wild hook from Bashorov.

And that's the end of the fight!
Karim Bashorov comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Bashorov 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 Jack Bonds scores the fight 45:50
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 45:50
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Karim Bashorov!

A very excited looking Karim Bashorov made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Event: MFN 324: Ignatov vs Bashorov 2     
Date:   Jun 19, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Vladimir Ignatov and Karim Bashorov. Ignatov comes to the cage accompanied by Fler-Ghetto Beat. Bashorov comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Hangar 18 kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! 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!

186 cm
35
186 lbs
27 - 11 - 3
190 cm
31
194 lbs
18 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class MT
Granite chin

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Museum of Monsters & Madmen



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 11 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of New York, Vladimir Ignatov!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bashorov misses with an uppercut
and Ignatov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut. Ignatov saw that one coming.
Ignatov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Ignatov moves away from the strike by Bashorov.
Karim Bashorov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bashorov scores with a one two! Ignatov had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Ignatov throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Bashorov scores with a jab to the body.
Ignatov throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Bashorov swinging wildly here.
A little feinted left hand from Ignatov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Nice uppercut lands for Ignatov. That snapped Bashorov's head back.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Ignatov takes a swing at Bashorov's ribcage but misses.
Ignatov throws a low kick, looking for Bashorov's leg but Bashorov calmly moves out of range.
Bashorov fails with a takedown attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Ignatov.
Ignatov takes a swing at Bashorov's ribcage but misses.
Ignatov throws a hook but Bashorov blocks it.
Bashorov looks to land a combination but Ignatov avoids it well.
Ignatov 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.
Vladimir Ignatov is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Bashorov digs a good body shot into Ignatov's ribs.
Bashorov fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Bashorov throws out a loose jab but Ignatov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bashorov shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Ignatov throws a body punch but Bashorov moves out of range.
Bashorov fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Ignatov scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Ignatov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Bashorov sees it coming and avoids it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov misses with a wild combination.
Bashorov looks to throw the jab but Ignatov is out of range.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Bashorov 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.
Bashorov jabs at Ignatov's body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bashorov misses the jab.
Bashorov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Ignatov.
Bashorov misses with a body punch
and Ignatov counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Bashorov thinking.
Ignatov lands with a straight right. Bashorov didn't see that one coming.
Bashorov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Ignatov.
A head kick misses from Ignatov.
Ignatov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Ignatov walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Bashorov's corner calls for a 1-2. Bashorov obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ignatov scores with a nice body kick.
Ignatov looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Ignatov is looking to score with low kicks.
Ignatov throws a low kick, looking for Bashorov's leg but Bashorov calmly moves out of range.
Bashorov throws a looping overhand right but Ignatov ducks down to avoid it.
Bashorov misses with a right hand
and Ignatov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Bashorov throws a poor cross that misses
letting Ignatov counter with a right hand.
A jab from Bashorov misses.
Ignatov is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Ignatov takes one to the chin there.
Ignatov slips under a jab.
Bashorov with a hook.
Ignatov misses with a body shot.
Bashorov doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Ignatov on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Bashorov throws a big shot that misses.
A counter left hand to the body from Ignatov misses its target.
Bashorov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Ignatov.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.

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!
Bashorov misses with an uppercut. Ignatov saw that one coming.
Ignatov drops his hands momentarily and Bashorov takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Ignatov stuns Bashorov with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Bashorov takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Ignatov takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Ignatov swings for the body but Bashorov moves out of range.
Bashorov throws an off balance right hand
and Ignatov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Ignatov tries to close the distance and clinch up but Bashorov swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Bashorov scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Ignatov defending well as Bashorov loads up on a big left hand.
A jab from Bashorov misses.
Bashorov is trying hard to land a takedown here. Ignatov sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Ignatov pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Bashorov drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Ignatov defends it well.
Ignatov connects with an inside leg kick.
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 Vladimir Ignatov 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.


A lazy left from Bashorov finds it's target.
Ignatov paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Bashorov throws a hook but Ignatov avoids it easily.
Ignatov takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.

Bashorov drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Ignatov keeping moving, preventing Bashorov from controlling successfully.
Ignatov utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Bashorov trying to control but Ignatov is working from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Bashorov is continuing to stall.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ignatov avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Bashorov stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Ignatov swivels though and keeps the full guard.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
Bashorov is working Ignatov over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Bashorov is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Bashorov looking to pass the guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Ignatov is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Bashorov looks to score with a jab to the body but Ignatov is just out of range.
Ignatov is looking for a counter combo.
Bashorov scores with a jab to the head.
Ignatov slips a straight right by Bashorov.
Ignatov looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
A decent looking cross lands there for Bashorov.
Bashorov getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Ignatov takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Bashorov thuds a left hand into Ignatov's body.
Ignatov is looking to clinch but Bashorov is avoiding it.
Bashorov misses with a hook
and Ignatov counters with a straight right hand.
Bashorov misses with a looping right.
The fighters circling - Ignatov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ignatov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Ignatov defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Bashorov.
Bashorov avoids the body shot from Ignatov.
Bashorov connects with a body shot that sends Ignatov's belly button to the back.
Bashorov clobbers Ignatov with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Ignatov defending well as Bashorov loads up on a big left hand.
A looping hook to the body misses from Ignatov. Bashorov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Ignatov avoids the body shot from Bashorov.
Bashorov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Ignatov connects with an inside leg kick.
Bashorov misses with a straight left.
Ignatov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bashorov.
Good work by Bashorov as he checks the leg kick.
Bashorov lands a right hook to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Ignatov throws a jab but it's blocked by Bashorov.
Ignatov looks to land a body kick but Bashorov moved away.
A shot to the body from Bashorov misses
and Ignatov counters with a right hand 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!
Ignatov staying out of range there.
Karim Bashorov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Ignatov swings widly with a right hand
and Bashorov counters with a stiff right hand.

Bashorov darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
Ignatov pushes Bashorov off but Bashorov dives into side control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Ignatov sneaks back into half guard.
Bashorov seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Ignatov does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov 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.


Ignatov misses with an uppercut.
Bashorov scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Bashorov clobbers Ignatov with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Ignatov lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Ignatov blocks a jab.
Bashorov avoids the body shot from Ignatov.
Bashorov throws a shot from downtown. Ignatov moves away and avoids it.
Ignatov appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Ignatov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bashorov throws a body punch but Ignatov moves out of range.
Ignatov lands a nice shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Nice jab there from Ignatov.
Bashorov lands the left hand.

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

Ignatov manages to create a bit of space in order to work his way back to his feet. Bashorov keeps hold of his opponent and drives him back against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ignatov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Ignatov.
Bashorov tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Bashorov has a couple of punches blocked by Ignatov.
A right hand to the body from Bashorov.
Ignatov lands a hook to the side of the head.
Ignatov misses with a hook from the clinch.
Bashorov softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Bashorov swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Ignatov misses with a body punch.
Ignatov has a couple of punches blocked by Bashorov.
Ignatov lands a right hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.

Ignatov manages to break the clinch.
Ignatov scores with the left hand. Bashorov knows he should have avoided that one.
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!
Bashorov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Ignatov.
Bashorov takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Bashorov tries to move into range but Ignatov moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.
Ignatov thumps Bashorov with a low kick.
A swing and a miss from Bashorov.
Ignatov slips under a jab from Bashorov.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut. Ignatov saw that one coming.
Ignatov moves out of range of the strikes.
Ignatov quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
A jab from Bashorov misses.
Ignatov jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov takes a swing at Ignatov's ribcage but misses.
Ignatov throws a front kick that sends Bashorov stumbling back into the cage.

Bashorov feints and then dives in with a takedown. That was a long way out but the feint bought him enough time to close the distance and complete the takedown. Now we'll play guard for a bit and see who can get the better of that position.

Ignatov manages to wriggle out and sneak his way back up to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched up against the cage.
Bashorov swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Ignatov throws an elbow but it's blocked.
A right hook to the body lands for Ignatov.
Ignatov makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A nice right hand lands inside from Ignatov.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Ignatov is pressed up against the cage. Bashorov has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Ignatov down to the mat. Ignatov avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Bashorov takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Bashorov throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Ignatov will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Ignatov cracks Bashorov with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Bashorov tries to score a power double leg takedown but Ignatov sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Bashorov somewhat.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ignatov thumps Bashorov with a low kick.
Ignatov lands a nice looking body shot.
Ignatov takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Bashorov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Ignatov.
Bashorov throws a hook but Ignatov avoids it easily.
Ignatov just misses with a punch to the body.
Bashorov digs a good body shot into Ignatov's ribs.
Ignatov swings widly with a right hand
and Bashorov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

Ignatov drives through and clinches with Bashorov against the cage.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Vladimir Ignatov clearly takes that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Ignatov throws a body punch but Bashorov moves out of range.
Nice straight punches there by Bashorov. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Bashorov.
Ignatov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bashorov moves away.
Ignatov looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Bashorov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Bashorov lands with a nice body punch.
Ignatov throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Ignatov takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Ignatov looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
The fighters circling - Ignatov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut.
Bashorov scores with the left hand. Ignatov knows he should have avoided that one.
A swing and a miss from Bashorov.
Ignatov throws a nice looking combination but Bashorov bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Bashorov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Ignatov is looking to counter the offense by Bashorov and move into the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Ignatov.
Ignatov throws a body punch but Bashorov moves out of range.
Ignatov takes a swing at Bashorov's ribcage but misses.
It seemed like Bashorov was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bashorov. Ignatov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Ignatov dodges the punch combination from Bashorov.
Bashorov misses with a wild combination.
Ignatov tries to clinch but Bashorov is having none of it.
Bashorov is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Bashorov lands a jab to the head.
Ignatov thows a body kick. Bashorov tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Bashorov fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Ignatov on the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice sprawl there from Ignatov as Bashorov shoots in.
Bashorov is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Bashorov throws a shot from downtown. Ignatov moves away and avoids it.
Bashorov slips a straight right by Ignatov.
Ignatov attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Bashorov misses with a lunging right hand
letting Ignatov counter with a right hand.
Bashorov throws a hook but Ignatov avoids it easily.
Ignatov wants to slow Bashorov down by chopping away at his legs.
Bashorov digs a good hook to Ignatov's body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bashorov misses with an uppercut
and Ignatov counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Bashorov's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
A swing and a miss from Bashorov.
Ignatov feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Bashorov takes a swing at Ignatov's ribcage but misses.
Ignatov ducks under a wild hook from Bashorov.
A slapping body kick lands there for Ignatov.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov shoots in but Ignatov avoids the takedown attempt easily.
A solid leg kick lands there for Ignatov.
Ignatov misses the shot to the body.
Bashorov now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Bashorov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Ignatov takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Bashorov listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Ignatov looks to score with a jab to the body but Bashorov is just out of range.
The fighters circling - Bashorov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Ignatov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Bashorov is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Bashorov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Ignatov slips under a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov misses with a body shot
and Ignatov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Bashorov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Ignatov.
Ignatov looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Ignatov throws an overhand right that lands on Bashorov's shoulder, as Bashorov tries to avoid the shot.
Ignatov delivers a nice body kick.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Bashorov, as that shot connected.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bashorov darts in looking for a takedown but Ignatov gets double underhooks and turns Bashorov into the cage.
Vladimir Ignatov has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Karim Bashorov.
Bashorov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Ignatov manages to avoid it.
Ignatov swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Bashorov has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Ignatov.
Bashorov connects with a jab.

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

Bashorov breaks from the clinch.
Bashorov throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Ignatov counters with a thumping low kick.
Ignatov moves out of range of the strikes.
Bashorov connects with a body shot that sends Ignatov's belly button to the back.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Karim Bashorov will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Ignatov is looking to land body kicks.
Bashorov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.
Ignatov digs a good hook to Bashorov's body.
Ignatov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Bashorov.
An attempted straight right counter from Ignatov misses the target.

Bashorov shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Ignatov napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Ignatov is looking to reverse the position.
The ground and pound from Bashorov seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Bashorov tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ignatov tries to improve position but can't.
Ignatov avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Bashorov.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov is putting a hurting on Ignatov here, landing some big shots from side control.
The ground and pound from Bashorov seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Bashorov taking a breather here.
Bashorov throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
Bashorov scores with punches from side control.
Bashorov is looking to take a break and control but Ignatov is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ignatov trying to remain calm as Bashorov controls from the top position.
Bashorov trying to control the position but Ignatov is working away.
Bashorov tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.
Ignatov struggling a bit here.
Ignatov regains half guard there - taking advantage of Bashorov's attempt to lay and pray for a moment.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov wants to advance to full mount but Ignatov doesn't think that's going to happen and regains full guard instead.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Ignatov keeps moving.
Ignatov has momentary wrist control but Bashorov slips an elbow through the middle.
Ignatov wants to get back to his feet but Bashorov is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Ignatov keeping moving, preventing Bashorov from controlling successfully.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Ignatov slips a jab and a cross from Bashorov.
Ignatov takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Ignatov throws a right and a left that Bashorov avoids nicely.
Bashorov swinging wildly here.
Bashorov throws a body punch but Ignatov moves out of range.
Ignatov appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Ignatov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Bashorov throws out the jab.
Bashorov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Bashorov looks to score with a jab to the body but Ignatov is just out of range.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Bashorov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Bashorov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Ignatov swings for the body but Bashorov moves out of range.

And that's the end of the fight!
Karim Bashorov comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Bashorov 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 48:48
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 47:49
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Karim Bashorov!

Karim Bashorov is the new middleweight champion!
A very excited looking Karim Bashorov made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Event: CEC 449     
Date:   Jun 03, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Thomas Raven and Karim Bashorov. The crowd seem to be enjoying Bashorov's choice of entrance music: Hangar 18. 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 Karim Bashorov was going to win. Let's see if he was right.

188 cm
35
197 lbs
22 - 9 - 1
190 cm
31
194 lbs
17 - 5 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Thomas Raven!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Jack Bonds and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bashorov misses with a body punch
and Raven counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
We've been informed that Bashorov 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.
Bashorov throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.

Bashorov decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Bashorov is looking to take a break and control but Raven is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Raven is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Bashorov trying to control from half guard but Raven is working away.
Raven tries to get to full guard but Bashorov has control of the leg.
Raven makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Raven.
Raven 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 one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov looking to pass the guard.
Raven wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Bashorov chips away with some ground and pound.
Bashorov advances position into side control!
Raven is looking to reverse the position.
Raven wants to control but Bashorov postures up.

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.
Bashorov is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Bashorov in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.
Raven gives up the full mount - oops, sloppy defensive grappling there!
Bashorov with good strikes from the mount here!
Bashorov lands a big elbow.
Poor strikes thrown by Bashorov there. More accuracy and less frantic strikes would help!
Bashorov wants to control the pace but Raven is squirming around nicely.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raven is trying desperately to improve position.
Bashorov has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Raven's face.
Bashorov unloads with some shots from mount but Raven bucks and avoids them well.
Bashorov landing strikes, looking to finish!
Bashorov is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Raven tries to lock up and control but Bashorov gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Bashorov lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Raven hang on?
Raven wants to control but Bashorov is having none of it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov lands a heavy elbow.
The referee warns Raven that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bashorov wants to control the pace but Raven is squirming around nicely.
Raven is desperately trying to improve his position but Bashorov has a good base and remains in mount.
Bashorov sends his fist crashing into the mat - the crowd let out a collective ooooooh. Let's hope he's not broken it!
Bashorov landing strikes from the mount and Raven is in trouble!
Bashorov cracks Raven with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Bashorov cracks Raven with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Raven is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Bashorov unloads with some shots from mount but Raven bucks and avoids them well.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Raven takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Raven uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Bashorov.
Bashorov connects with a looping right hand.
Bashorov throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Raven connects with a nice looking jab.
Bashorov misses with a jab, cross combination.
Karim Bashorov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Raven scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Raven swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Bashorov scores with a punch to the head.
Bashorov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Raven.
Bashorov throws out a loose jab but Raven uses good head movement to avoid it.
Raven quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Bashorov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Raven misses with a body shot
and Bashorov counters with a lovely shot to the body.
The fighters circling - Bashorov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A big right from Bashorov misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov throws out a loose jab but Raven uses good head movement to avoid it.

Bashorov shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Bashorov throwing strikes but missing.
Bashorov preventing the sweep.
Raven manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Bashorov manages to get himself to full guard.

The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Bashorov is looking for a triangle but Raven pushes his legs off easily.
Raven lands a couple of digs.
Raven trying to control but Bashorov is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Bashorov working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Raven doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Raven manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Bashorov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Bashorov is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Raven is stalling in the full guard.
Raven looking to pass the guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Bashorov pushes a forearm under Raven's chin to create some space. He's escaped his hips and pivoted quickly for an armbar! Can he extend the arm? Yes, Raven is tapping out! Damn, that was fast!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:32 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Karim Bashorov!
An out of breath Karim Bashorov thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: MFN 309: Seven Title Showdown     
Date:   Apr 27, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Karim Bashorov and Vladimir Ignatov. Chooooooooon! I think Bashorov might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Hangar 18. Ignatov has chosen Fler-Ghetto Beat as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

190 cm
31
194 lbs
17 - 4 - 0
186 cm
34
186 lbs
25 - 11 - 3
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 11 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of New York, Vladimir Ignatov!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ignatov is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Bashorov blocks a jab.
Ignatov cracks Bashorov with an open hand slap.
Ignatov scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Bashorov doesn't seem bothered though.
Ignatov throws a leg kick
and Bashorov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
No joy there for Ignatov, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Ignatov swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Ignatov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bashorov.
Ignatov avoids a punch combination nicely.
Ignatov slips under a jab from Bashorov.
Bashorov throws a shot to the body.
Bashorov tries for a takedown but Ignatov sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Ignatov misses with a low kick as Bashorov jumps back.
Ignatov throws a jab when Bashorov was well out of range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A low kick from Ignatov misses
enabling Bashorov to counter with a crisp jab.
Bashorov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Ignatov.
Bashorov swings for the body but Ignatov moves out of range.
Ignatov throws a shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ignatov slips under a jab from Bashorov.
A slow jab from Ignatov misses its intended target.
Ignatov goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Bashorov throws a right hand that Ignatov ducks under and follows up with a left that Ignatov also avoids with ease.
Bashorov feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Ignatovs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Bashorov fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
A solid leg kick lands there for Ignatov.
Bashorov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Ignatov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bashorov.
A swing and a miss from Ignatov.
Bashorov lunges at Ignatov with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Ignatov's hand.
Ignatov throws the left hand but Bashorov avoids the punch easily.
Vladimir Ignatov is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Ignatov leaves Bashorov with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Ignatov takes a swing at Bashorov's ribcage but misses.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Ignatov misses with a leg kick.
Bashorov swings for the body but Ignatov moves out of range.
Ignatov scores with a slapping inside leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ignatov avoids the body shot from Bashorov.
Ignatov throws a sloppy head kick and Bashorov moves out of range easily.
Bashorov digs a good body shot into Ignatov's ribs.
A nice inside leg kick there by Ignatov. That's going to slow Bashorov down.
Ignatov drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Ignatov throws a half hearted mid kick.
Bashorov looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Karim Bashorov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Bashorov with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Bashorov throws a sloppy body shot
and Ignatov counters with a thumping low kick.
Ignatov fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Ignatov misses with a low kick.
It looked like Bashorov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Bashorov fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Ignatov lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Ignatov misses with a body kick.
Ignatov scores with a nice body kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ignatov takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Ignatov tries a head kick but it misses.
Jab, jab by Bashorov - just one landing.
Bashorov misses the shot to the body.
Ignatov misses the shot to the body.
Bashorov appears to be looking for a big counter.
Bashorov is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Bashorov just misses with a punch to the body.
Ignatov swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Bashorov looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
A shot to the liver by Bashorov. Beautiful body shot.
No joy there for Bashorov, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Ignatov throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Ignatov swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Ignatov showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Bashorov.
Bashorov takes a swing at Ignatov's ribcage but misses.
Ignatov appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Bashorov lands with a nice combination. Ignatov backs away looking to recover.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bashorov avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Bashorov 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.
Bashorov blocks a jab.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bashorov. Ignatov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nice body kick from Ignatov.
Ignatov throws a leg kick but Bashorov sees it coming and moves out of range.
Ignatov dips to his left and cracks Bashorov with an uppercut!
A clash of legs there as Bashorov blocks the low kick.
Ignatov throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Ignatov misses with a head kick.
Ignatov takes a swing at Bashorov's ribcage but misses.
Bashorov scores with a nice right hand.
Bashorov takes a swing at Ignatov's ribcage but misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Bashorov throws a lazy uppercut
and Ignatov finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Bashorov uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Ignatov moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Ignatov attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Vladimir Ignatov 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.


Ignatov throws a nice inside leg kick.
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Ignatov was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
Bashorov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ignatov moves away.
Ignatov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Ignatov throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Bashorov misses with a takedown
and Ignatov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Ignatov gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Bashorov checks a low kick from Ignatov.
Vladimir Ignatov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Bashorov misses with a straight right.
Bashorov throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Bashorov takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Bashorov is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Ignatov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Bashorov.
Bashorov throws a shot to the body.
Ignatov lands a leg kick that knocks Bashorov off balance momentarily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice cross by Ignatov.
Bashorov throws a body punch but Ignatov moves out of range.
Bashorov misses with a right hand
and Ignatov counters with a nice uppercut.
Bashorov throws a shot to the body.
Ignatov digs a good hook to Bashorov's body.
Ignatov defending well as Bashorov loads up on a big left hand.
A combination from Bashorov does no damage.
Bashorov comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Bashorov checks the leg kick nicely there.
Ignatov takes a swing at Bashorov's ribcage but misses.
Ignatov looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Bashorov throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Ignatov stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Sloppy strikes from Bashorov. Those never looked like landing.
Ignatov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Bashorov.
Ignatov thows a body kick. Bashorov tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bashorov checks the leg kick.
Ignatov lands a nice leg kick that just misses Bashorov's sensitive parts.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Bashorov scores with a jab. Ignatov acknowledges it with a nod of the head.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Bashorov can't find room to land a body shot as Ignatov controls the action.
A nice right hand lands inside from Ignatov.
Bashorov misses with a short punch on the inside.
Ignatov scores with a nice hook to the head.
Ignatov throws a head punch that misses.
Ignatov lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Bashorov lands a hook that snaps the head of Ignatov backwards.
Bashorov fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Bashorov blocking some punches.
Nice body punch from Bashorov - that landed with a thud.
Ignatov can't find room to land a body shot as Bashorov controls the action.
Ignatov working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Ignatov misses with an elbow over the top.
Ignatov works on Bashorov's body with a couple of short punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov takes an elbow to the forehead.

Bashorov pulls Ignatov into guard.

Ignatov decides to stand up and beckons his opponent to follow.
Ignatov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bashorov.
Ignatov thinks about the counter body kick.
Ignatov has worked on his takedown defense in the runup to this fight and it is paying off so far.
Ignatov attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Ignatov misses with a wild body shot.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Ignatov.
Ignatov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Ignatov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Bashorov throws a hook to the side of Ignatov's head but Ignatov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Bashorov works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Ignatov misses with a low kick.
Bashorov misses the body punch
and Ignatov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Some wild striking there from Ignatov.
Bashorov looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Ignatov is fending him off so far but Bashorov persists. Nope, Ignatov circles away and we're back to standing.
Ignatov steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Bashorov.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Karim Bashorov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Ignatov throws a head kick that half lands.

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!
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Bashorov checks a leg kick.
Ignatov throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Bashorov on the side of the head.
Bashorov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Ignatov.
Bashorov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Bashorov backing away here, and Ignatov unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Ignatov on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Ignatov looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Bashorov swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Ignatov counters with a slapping leg kick.
Bashorov on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Ignatov lands with a good body shot.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Bashorov.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Ignatov tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Bashorov wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Ignatov can't do much from the bottom here.
Bashorov working the ground and pound from side control.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Vladimir Ignatov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Bashorov checks a leg kick nicely.
Bashorov looks to score with a jab to the body but Ignatov is just out of range.
Bashorov missing with a left hand there. Ignatov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Ignatov lands a leg kick that knocks Bashorov off balance momentarily.
Ignatov walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Bashorov checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
It looked like Bashorov was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Ignatov.
Bashorov moves into range and connects with a jab.
A bone on bone clash there as Bashorov blocks the leg kick.
Ignatov throws a low kick but Bashorov avoids it.
Bashorov throws out a loose jab but Ignatov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bashorov moves out of range as Ignatov throws a body kick.
Ignatov misses with a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov connects with a single shot there.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.
Nice cross by Bashorov.
Bashorov lands with a nice body punch.
Bashorov slips under a jab.
Bashorov throws a shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov looks to score with a jab to the body but Ignatov is just out of range.
Bashorov misses with a jab to the body
and Ignatov counters with a leg kick.
Ignatov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Ignatov throws a nice inside leg kick.
Ignatov misses with a low kick.
Bashorov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Ignatov fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Ignatov connects with a single shot there.
Bashorov lands a nice shot that snaps Ignatov's head back.
Bashorov scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Bashorov scores with a punch to the head.
Ignatov defending well as Bashorov loads up on a big left hand.
Bashorov takes a head kick and keeps coming.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Bashorov drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Ignatov pulls Bashorov in close to his closed guard and prevents Bashorov from doing any damage or advancing position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ignatov can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Bashorov controls the pace.
Bashorov is fighting to break Ignatov's control of his arms but Ignatov is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Bashorov trying to control the position from guard on top but Ignatov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Ignatov keeping full guard, as Bashorov tries to pass.
Ignatov is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.

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

Ignatov trying to control the pace.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Bashorov moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Bashorov is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov is working hard here to advance position.
Ignatov must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Ignatov trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Bashorov manages to land a sweep and now he's on top!

Bashorov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Ignatov is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Bashorov manages to get to full guard.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov clearly takes that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Ignatov tests Bashorov's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Ignatov throws a chopping leg kick but Bashorov manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Ignatov misses with an uppercut.
Bashorov scores with a shot to the body.
Ignatov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Bashorov.
Bashorov misses with a looping right.
Bashorov slips under a jab.
Bashorov throws a hook to the side of Ignatov's head but Ignatov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Bashorov fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Ignatov on the side of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nice shot by Ignatov.
Bashorov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Ignatov manages to avoid it.
Ignatov cracks the inside of Bashorov's front leg.
Ignatov moves into range and connects with a jab.
Ignatov misses with a body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ignatov misses with a body punch
and Bashorov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Bashorov lands a jab-cross combination.
Ignatov moves away from the strike by Bashorov.
Ignatov doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
A swing and a miss from Bashorov.
Ignatov misses with an attempted mid kick.
Bashorov scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Ignatov doesn't seem bothered though.
Ignatov misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Ignatov takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Bashorov's jab looks to have found its range, popping Ignatov under the eye.
Ignatov tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Bashorov scores with a jab. Ignatov acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Ignatov misses with a low kick.
Ignatov avoids the body shot from Bashorov.
Bashorov misses the shot to the body.
Bashorov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Ignatov takes a shot right to the bread basket.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ignatov throws a body kick that misses
and Bashorov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Ignatov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Bashorov missing with a left hand there. Ignatov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Ignatov ducks under a wild hook from Bashorov.
Bashorov loads up on a big right hand but Ignatov slips the punch.
Bashorov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Ignatov connects with a good right hand that stumbles Bashorov. Bashorov circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Ignatov throws a leg kick that misses.
Ignatov connects with a leg kick. Bashorov looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
A slapping leg kick lands for Ignatov.
Ignatov scores with a sloppy right hand. Bashorov should have avoided that one.
Jab, jab by Bashorov - just one landing.
A punch combination from Bashorov misses.
Ignatov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bashorov was well out of range. Poor timing from Ignatov.
Bashorov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Ignatov sees it coming and avoids it easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Ignatov manages to avoid it.
Ignatov throws an overhand right that lands on Bashorov's shoulder, as Bashorov tries to avoid the shot.
Ignatov lands with a nice body punch.
Ignatov tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Bashorov checks the leg kick.
Bashorov throws out a powerful jab.
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Ignatov was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
Ignatov is trying to counter with his kicks.
A big right from Ignatov misses.
Bashorov moves out of range of the body kick.
Ignatov punishes Bashorov's body with a nice straight punch.
Ignatov feints and then cracks Bashorov's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Bashorov down.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.
A punch lands to the side of Bashorov 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Ignatov wants to land a leg kick but Bashorov is out of range.
A solid leg kick lands there for Ignatov.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov misses with a lunging right hand
and Ignatov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Ignatov scores with a nice strike.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bashorov connects with a body shot.
Ignatov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bashorov moves away.
Bashorov throws a series of punches but Ignatov moves out of range.
Bashorov throws a hook but Ignatov blocks it.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Bashorov checks a leg kick.
Ignatov attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Ignatov has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Bashorov comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Ignatov throws a body kick that misses.
Bashorov looks to throw the jab but Ignatov is out of range.
Ignatov throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Bashorov.
Bashorov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Ignatov.
Bashorov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Ignatov manages to avoid it.
Bashorov avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Vladimir Ignatov 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. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Bashorov misses with a right hand
and Ignatov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

Bashorov shoots in for a takedown and gets it.
Bashorov drops an elbow to the side of Ignatov's head.
Bashorov prevents Ignatov from improving his position.
Nice strikes from Bashorov there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov is trying to control. Ignatov wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Bashorov sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Ignatov defending well though.
Bashorov thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Ignatov defending well though.
Ignatov is trying to stand.
Bashorov missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.

Bashorov is trying to work for a kimura but Ignatov is defending well.
Well, if Bashorov is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonightÖ I'm having a ham and pineapple pizzaÖ Yum. Can't wait.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Karim Bashorov has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Bashorov missing with a left hand there. Ignatov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Bashorov moves out of range of the leg kick from Ignatov.
Ignatov throws out a powerful jab.
Ignatov throws an off balance right hand
and Ignatov takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Bashorov checks a low kick from Ignatov.
Bashorov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Ignatov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Bashorov swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
A good leg kick by Ignatov.
Bashorov has a takedown stuffed.
A nice side step and Ignatov releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Ignatov swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Bashorov appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Ignatov showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Bashorov.
Bashorov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Ignatov.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ignatov takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Ignatov wants to land a leg kick but Bashorov is out of range.
Ignatov thuds his shin into the meat of Bashorov's side.
The fighters circling - Ignatov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Ignatov throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Bashorov misses with a few strikes there.
Some bone on bone action there as Bashorov checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
An inside leg kick lands from Ignatov.
Bashorov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bashorov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
An inside leg kick lands from Ignatov.
Ignatov pivots, looking for a leg kick but Bashorov is out of range and Ignatov settles back down.
Bashorov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Ignatov.
Jab, jab by Bashorov - just one landing.
Ignatov defending well as Bashorov loads up on a big left hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ignatov lands a nice leg kick that just misses Bashorov's sensitive parts.
Bashorov shoots in and drives through. Ignatov sprawls well.
Bashorov misses the jab.
Bashorov lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Bashorov.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Ignatov looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Ignatov throws a leg kick which misses Bashorov's front leg but catches the back leg as Bashorov tries to avoid it.
Ignatov lets loose with a powerful body kick. Bashorov will feel that in the morning.
Ignatov throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Bashorov on the side of the head.
Ignatov throws a body shot but no joy.
Bashorov throws a right and a left that both miss.
Vladimir Ignatov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
A chopping leg kick lands by Ignatov.
Bashorov connects with a good right hand that stumbles Ignatov. Ignatov circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Bashorov on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Ignatov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bashorov.
Ignatov throws out a counter right but Bashorov avoids it with no problem.

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 Karim Bashorov.
I think Ignatov 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 49:47
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 48:49
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Vladimir Ignatov!

Vladimir Ignatov is the new middleweight champion!
Vladimir Ignatov seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: MFN 303: Mamba vs. Brown     
Date:   Apr 06, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Taisto Murkula and Karim Bashorov. Murkula comes to the cage accompanied by Forever Angel. Bashorov comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Hangar 18 kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

184 cm
34
188 lbs
34 - 8 - 2
190 cm
30
194 lbs
16 - 4 - 0
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Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
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Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Taisto Murkula!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Jack Bonds and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bashorov ducks under a wild hook from Murkula.
Murkula goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.
Murkula throws out a powerful jab.
A jab from Murkula misses.
Murkula lands the left hand.
Murkula misses with a body kick.
A punch combination from Bashorov misses.
It looked like Murkula wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
We've been hearing reports that Murkula has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Murkula misses with a kick to the body.
Bashorov throws a right and a left that Murkula avoids nicely.
Bashorov paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
A jab from Murkula misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Bashorov! But no joy.
We've been informed that Bashorov 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.
Bashorov misses with a straight right.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Bashorov fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Murkula to the ground. Bashorov is now in Murkula's guard.
Murkula is trying to control the position but Bashorov postures up.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Murkula keeps moving.
Bashorov working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Bashorov trying to control the position from guard on top but Murkula is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Murkula 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.
Bashorov works over Murkula with some ground and pound from guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Murkula looking for a sweep. Not yet Murkula, not yet.
Murkula can't keep his opponent in guard - Bashorov advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.

Bashorov is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Murkula sees it coming and defends easily.
Bashorov throwing shots but Murkula is blocking nicely.
Bashorov is looking to take a break and control but Murkula is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Murkula wants to get back to full guard but Bashorov has passed into side control.
Bashorov is looking to take a break and control but Murkula is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
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Bashorov lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Murkula tries to buck Bashorov off but Bashorov is having none of it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
You can see the frustration on Murkula's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Bashorov trying to control the position but Murkula is working away.
Bashorov looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Murkula is avoiding damage well.
Bashorov sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Murkula is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Murkula is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Bashorov's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Bashorov performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Bashorov slips a straight right by Murkula.
Murkula uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Bashorov.
A swing and a miss from Murkula.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Murkula. Bashorov shrugs it off though.
Murkula throws a right and a left that Bashorov avoids nicely.
Bashorov moves out of range of the body kick.
Murkula fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Bashorov on the side of the head.
Bashorov moves out of range of the strikes.
Bashorov takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Bashorov blocks the body kick.
Bashorov misses with a shot to the body
and Murkula counters with a nice uppercut.
Murkula throws a hook but Bashorov blocks it.
Bashorov misses with a lunging right hand
and Murkula counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Bashorov thinking.
Bashorov scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Murkula throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bashorov ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Murkula showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Bashorov.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov dips to his left and cracks Murkula with an uppercut!
Murkula throws an overhand right that lands on Bashorov's shoulder, as Bashorov tries to avoid the shot.
Murkula works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Bashorov cracks Murkula with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Murkula throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Bashorov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Bashorov misses with a wild body shot.
Taisto Murkula is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Nice cross by Bashorov.
Bashorov lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Bashorov throws the left hand but Murkula avoids the punch easily.
Bashorov lands a body shot.
Bashorov misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Murkula counters with a two punch combo.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Bashorov moves into the clinch.
Murkula throws a head punch that misses.

Bashorov gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.
Bashorov works over Murkula with some ground and pound from guard.
Murkula keeping moving, preventing Bashorov from controlling successfully.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov throwing strikes but missing.
Murkula not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Bashorov has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Bashorov scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Bashorov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Bashorov stopping the sweep attempt from Murkula.

Murkula working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Bashorov doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Bashorov manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov trying to control but Murkula is working from the bottom.
Bashorov controls from within his opponent's guard.
Bashorov preventing the sweep.
Murkula trying to control the position.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

Bashorov shoots in and gets a takedown into Murkula's guard.
Murkula looking to hit a scissor sweep but Bashorov is one step ahead there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murkula is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Murkula 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.
Bashorov sitting in guard here, content to control.
Bashorov throws a big right hand that misses.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Murkula's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Nice jab there from Bashorov.
Bashorov lands a jab-cross combination.
Bashorov scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Murkula doesn't seem bothered though.

Bashorov shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Murkula napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Murkula prevents Bashorov from improving position.
You can see the frustration on Murkula's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Murkula is looking for a sweep.
Bashorov trying to control the action but Murkula is working from the bottom.
Bashorov postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murkula seems a little lost for a moment, as Bashorov dominates the positioning.
Bashorov throwing strikes but Murkula manages to buck up and roll into a nice reversal - now he's on top in side control!
Bashorov gets back to half guard.
Murkula prevents Bashorov from improving his position.
Murkula perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Bashorov is looking to improve his position.
Bashorov wants to control but Murkula is keeping busy and won't allow it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov tries to get to full guard but Murkula has control of the leg.
Bashorov regains full guard. Nicely done.
Murkula throwing strikes from guard but Bashorov blocks nicely.
Bashorov tries to land a sweep but no joy.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
Murkula is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov swings for the body but Murkula moves out of range.
Murkula throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
The fighters circle momentarily. Bashorov darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Nice takedown defense from Murkula. No joy for Bashorov on that attempt.
Murkula connects with a jab.
Murkula with a jab.
Bashorov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Murkula manages to avoid it.
Bashorov scores with a crisp jab that stopped Murkula in his tracks.
Murkula gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Bashorov cracks Murkula with a right hand to the side of the head.
Left hook, right uppercut from Bashorov.
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!
Murkula misses with a hook. Bashorov ducked under it nicely.
Murkula throws a body shot but no joy.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murkula throws the left hand but Bashorov avoids the punch easily.
Bashorov misses with a straight right.
Karim Bashorov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Murkula lands a slapping body shot.
Bashorov swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Nice jab there from Murkula.
Murkula pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Bashorov moves out of range of the body kick from Murkula.
Murkula misses with a kick to the body
letting Bashorov counter with a right hand.

Bashorov fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Murkula to the ground. Bashorov is now in Murkula's guard.
Murkula 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.
Bashorov trying to control but Murkula is working from the bottom.
Bashorov throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov really 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.


Murkula keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Murkula connects with a high kick.
Bashorov misses with a body punch
and Murkula counters with a stiff right hand.
Bashorov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Murkula manages to avoid it.
Bashorov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Jab, jab by Murkula - just one landing.
Murkula throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bashorov scores with a jab to the head.
Murkula misses with a looping right.
A telegraphed right hand from Bashorov misses the target.
A slow jab from Bashorov misses its intended target.

Bashorov clinches up with Murkula and pushes him back against the cage.
Bashorov tries a body shot but Murkula blocks it.
Murkula is trying to break the clinch but Bashorov is controlling him.
Murkula tries to work over Bashorov's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Murkula is trying to force a seperation but Bashorov has the dominant position.

Bashorov turns his back and goes for a hip toss. It's a bit messy but it gets the job done and Bashorov manages to end up in side control.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Murkula is trying to get back to half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murkula is trying to escape the position but Bashorov is controlling the position.
Murkula is trying to get back to half guard.
Bashorov scoring with punches and elbows.
Murkula tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Bashorov looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Murkula is avoiding damage well.
Bashorov wants to control but Murkula is keeping him busy.

Bashorov tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov controls the position.
Murkula gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Murkula trying to control from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov trying to pass the guard but Murkula defending well.
Bashorov performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Bashorov's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Murkula throws a head kick but Bashorov moves out of range.
Bashorov is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Bashorov looks to score with a jab to the body but Murkula is just out of range.
Murkula connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Bashorov's hands.
A looping hook to the body misses from Murkula. Bashorov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Jab from Bashorov.
Murkula scores with a kick to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murkula thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Bashorov if he has to take too many more of those.
Bashorov goes for a double leg but Murkula avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Murkula continues to drive forward.
Murkula throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Bashorov sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Bashorov moves away from the strike by Murkula.
Murkula scores with a jab.
Bashorov shoots in looking for a takedown but Murkula manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Bashorov's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Bashorov takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Murkula throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Bashorov counters with a right hand to the body.
Bashorov takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Bashorov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Murkula pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Bashorov connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Murkula momentarily.
The fighters circling - Murkula throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Murkula misses with a looping right.
Murkula misses with a hook. Bashorov ducked under it nicely.
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 Taisto Murkula will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Murkula lands with a nice body kick.
Bashorov misses with a series of wild punches.
Murkula is looking to counter punch.
Murkula throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Bashorov's head.
Bashorov misses with a right hand
enabling Murkula to counter with a crisp jab.
Bashorov moves away from the strike by Murkula.
Bashorov's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Bashorov duly obliges.
Bashorov misses with a few strikes there.
Murkula misses with a looping right.
Bashorov throws a left and a right that both miss
and Murkula counters with a body kick.
Bashorov defending well as Murkula loads up on a big left hand.
Bashorov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Murkula.
Murkula takes a jab right on the kisser.
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!
Murkula looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Bashorov throws out a counter right but Murkula avoids it with no problem.
Murkula cracks Bashorov with a right hand to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murkula missing with a left hand there. Bashorov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Murkula connects with a jab.
Bashorov misses with a hook. Murkula ducked under it nicely.
The fighters circling - Murkula throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Murkula jabs at Bashorov's body.
Murkula ducks under a wild hook from Bashorov.

Bashorov looking to score a takedown here. Murkula is defending well but Bashorov drives through and ends up in Murkula's guard.
Bashorov is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Bashorov throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Bashorov working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Murkula working a defensive guard but Bashorov manages to pass into side control anyway.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov has knee on belly and now moves to full mount! Trouble for Murkula!
Bashorov working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Taisto Murkula has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Bashorov lands with some strikes.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Bashorov wants to control the pace but Murkula is squirming around nicely.
Bashorov avoids the attempt from Murkula to control.
Bashorov sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Let's hope that Bashorov 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.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
Karim Bashorov has got the better of the ground game so far.
Bashorov in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
Bashorov cracks Murkula with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Murkula tries to hold on but Bashorov postures up.
Bashorov lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Karim Bashorov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murkula tries to reverse the position but Bashorov maintains control.
Bashorov putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!
Bashorov controlling his opponent.
Bashorov is landing with some decent strikes but Murkula is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.
Murkula throwing punches despite being mounted.
Bashorov controlling his opponent.
Bashorov is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Murkula is desperately trying to improve his position but Bashorov has a good base and remains in mount.

And that's the end of the fight!
Karim Bashorov comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Bashorov 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 46:49
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 46:49
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Karim Bashorov!

Karim Bashorov decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: LEGACY! 57     
Date:   Mar 18, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Malik Al-Khaldi and Karim Bashorov. Al-Khaldi comes to the cage accompanied by Razihel - Legends (feat. TeamMate) Zatox Remix. Bashorov is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Hangar 18. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

182 cm
26
188 lbs
14 - 1 - 0
190 cm
30
194 lbs
15 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Malik Al-Khaldi!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
The judges for this bout are Gregory Folan, William Peck and Trevor Gratis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jab, jab by Bashorov - just one landing.
Al-Khaldi throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Al-Khaldi connects with a single shot there.
Bashorov avoids the head kick by Al-Khaldi.
Bashorov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Bashorov lands with a shot to the body.
Bashorov just misses with a punch to the body.
Bashorov fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Al-Khaldi misses the body punch
and Bashorov counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
The fighters circling - Bashorov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Bashorov throws a hook to the side of Al-Khaldi's head but Al-Khaldi sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Al-Khaldi was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
Al-Khaldi attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Bashorov throws a series of punches but Al-Khaldi avoids them all with ease.
Karim Bashorov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bashorov throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Al-Khaldi will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
A little jabbing left from Bashorov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Al-Khaldi walks into a stiff left hand from Bashorov.
Bashorov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Al-Khaldi.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Al-Khaldi at a distance.
Al-Khaldi looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Bashorov keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Bashorov dips to his left and cracks Al-Khaldi with an uppercut!
Al-Khaldi throws a wild body kick that Bashorov sees coming a mile off.
Bashorov misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
And Al-Khaldi counters with a quick kick to the body but Bashorov blocks it.
Bashorov throws a body shot but no joy.
Al-Khaldi throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Bashorov throws a lazy right hand but Al-Khaldi sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Al-Khaldi pivots, looking for a leg kick but Bashorov is out of range and Al-Khaldi settles back down.
Bashorov with the counter takedown but Al-Khaldi avoids it easily.
Bashorov checks the leg kick nicely there.
Al-Khaldi steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bashorov.
A telegraphed right hand from Al-Khaldi misses the target.
Al-Khaldi looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Bashorov with the counter takedown but Al-Khaldi avoids it easily.
Bashorov connects with a jab.
Al-Khaldi moves out of range of the strikes.
Al-Khaldi goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Al-Khaldi misses with a low kick.

Bashorov moves into the clinch.
Bashorov can't find room to land a body shot as Al-Khaldi controls the action.
Bashorov misses with a punch to the body.
Al-Khaldi can't find room to land a body shot as Bashorov controls the action.
Al-Khaldi lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Al-Khaldi tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Al-Khaldi tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Al-Khaldi scores with a shoulder strike.
Al-Khaldi tries a body shot but Bashorov blocks it.
Al-Khaldi gets through Bashorov's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Bashorov throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Al-Khaldis head.
Al-Khaldi throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Al-Khaldi working aggressively here.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Bashorov creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Bashorov can't find room to land a body shot as Al-Khaldi controls the action.
Bashorov lands a body punch in the clinch.
Al-Khaldi dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov lands a right hand that snaps the head of Al-Khaldi backwards.

Bashorov is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Al-Khaldi can't fight it off and eventually Bashorov manages to take the fight to the floor. Al-Khaldi looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Bashorov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Al-Khaldi working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Bashorov.
Bashorov trying to control the position from guard on top but Al-Khaldi is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Al-Khaldi has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Al-Khaldi is looking to stand up but Bashorov isn't so interested in that idea.
Bashorov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Al-Khaldi scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Al-Khaldi is looking to score with low kicks.
Al-Khaldi throws out a powerful jab.
Al-Khaldi throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Nice body punch from Bashorov.

Bashorov fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Al-Khaldi to the ground. Bashorov is now in Al-Khaldi's guard.

Al-Khaldi kicks Bashorov off and gets to his feet.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Al-Khaldi takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Al-Khaldi attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Bashorov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

Bashorov gets a double leg takedown into Al-Khaldi's guard.
Bashorov passes into half guard.
Bashorov has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Al-Khaldi is trying to stand up here but Bashorov is controlling him well.
Bashorov is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Bashorov can't control as he wanted to and Al-Khaldi manages to get the fight back to his half guard.
Bashorov is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Bashorov is looking to take a break and control but Al-Khaldi is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov controlling the action here.
Bashorov thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Bashorov working the head and body with strikes.
Bashorov thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Al-Khaldi trying to control here.

Bashorov is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Bashorov seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Bashorov missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Bashorov is looking to advance position but Al-Khaldi won't allow it.
Al-Khaldi blocking the ground and pound attempt from Bashorov.
Bashorov is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov stalling away here and it's allowed Al-Khaldi to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Bashorov not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Al-Khaldi wants to get back to his feet but Bashorov is in a dominant position and won't allow it.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Bashorov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Malik Al-Khaldi is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A big left from Bashorov misses.
An inside leg kick lands from Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi throws a push kick but Bashorov slaps the foot to one side.
Bashorov fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Al-Khaldi looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut. Al-Khaldi saw that one coming.
A low kick from Al-Khaldi is predictable there

and Bashorov counters with a nice double leg into side control. Al-Khaldi won't be happy with that.
Bashorov wants to control but Al-Khaldi is keeping him busy.
Bashorov working away.
Bashorov landing strikes.
Bashorov throws an elbow but Al-Khaldi slips to the side and avoids it well.
Bashorov tries to advance position but instead Al-Khaldi slips a leg back in to half guard.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bashorov thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Bashorov not landing any meaningful shots this time.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Bashorov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Al-Khaldi misses with an uppercut
and Bashorov counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Bashorov scores with a jab to the jaw.
Al-Khaldi throws a front kick aimed at Bashorov's knee but Bashorov avoids it well.
Al-Khaldi lands with a shot to the body.
Bashorov misses with a hook
and Al-Khaldi counters with a thumping low kick.
Al-Khaldi throws a front kick aimed at Bashorov's knee but Bashorov avoids it well.
Bashorov lands a nice shot to the body.
Bashorov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Al-Khaldi manages to avoid it.
Bashorov misses with a few strikes there.
Al-Khaldi finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Bashorov is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov scores with a nice right hand.
Bashorov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Bashorov shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Al-Khaldi as he avoids it easily.
Bashorov throws a hook but Al-Khaldi blocks it.
Al-Khaldi was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Nice cross by Al-Khaldi.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bashorov throws a body punch but Al-Khaldi moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Al-Khaldi scores with a leg kick.
A solid body kick from Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Al-Khaldi misses with an uppercut. Bashorov saw that one coming.
Al-Khaldi getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Al-Khaldi tries a head kick but it misses.
Bashorov throws out a counter right but Al-Khaldi avoids it with no problem.
Good leg kick by Al-Khaldi there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Bashorov is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Bashorov lands a nice shot to the body.
Bashorov blocks the body kick.
Al-Khaldi swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Bashorov looks to land a right hand but Al-Khaldi moved out of range.
Bashorov lands a nice shot that snaps Al-Khaldi's head back.
Bashorov ducks under a wild hook from Al-Khaldi.
Bashorov swings and misses with a hook 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!
Bashorov tries to clinch there but Al-Khaldi circles away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Al-Khaldi.
Bashorov works Al-Khaldi's body with a nice hook.
Al-Khaldi tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bashorov was well out of range. Poor timing from Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi misses with a body kick.
Bashorov's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Bashorov duly obliges.
Al-Khaldi throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Bashorov's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Bashorov duly obliges.
A big right from Bashorov misses.
Al-Khaldi connects with a jab.
An inside leg kick lands from Al-Khaldi.
Bashorov shoots in but no luck this time.
Al-Khaldi was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Bashorov moves out of range as Al-Khaldi strikes.
Al-Khaldi misses the jab.
Bashorov throws a series of punches but Al-Khaldi avoids them all with ease.
Al-Khaldi slips under a jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Al-Khaldi throws a leg kick that is checked
and Bashorov counters with a nice uppercut.
Karim Bashorov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Bashorov fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Bashorov avoids the body shot from Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi connects with a solid leg kick.
Al-Khaldi throws a solid leg kick but Bashorov takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Al-Khaldi.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Bashorov checks a leg kick.
Al-Khaldi throws a leg kick that is checked
and Bashorov counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Al-Khaldi misses with a body punch
and Bashorov counters with a straight right hand.
Al-Khaldi connects with an inside leg kick.
Al-Khaldi uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bashorov.
Bashorov tests Al-Khaldi's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Bashorov checks the leg kick nicely there.
Bashorov steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Al-Khaldi throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Al-Khaldi 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 Bashorov has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Bashorov and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov throws a jab when Al-Khaldi was well out of range.
Bashorov shoots in for a takedown but Al-Khaldi shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Malik Al-Khaldi has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Karim Bashorov.
Al-Khaldi pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Al-Khaldi clinches with his opponent.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Bashorov creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Al-Khaldi goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Al-Khaldi lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Bashorov as Al-Khaldi tries to tie him up.
Al-Khaldi swings wildly with an uppercut but Bashorov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bashorov throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Al-Khaldis head.
Bashorov lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi misses with a short punch on the inside.
Al-Khaldi blocks an uppercut.
Al-Khaldi blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Bashorov blocks a punch to the side of the head.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Karim Bashorov just about did enough to take it.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Bashorov scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
A head kick from Al-Khaldi lands but Bashorov takes it in his stride.
Bashorov connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Al-Khaldi momentarily.
The fighters circle momentarily. Bashorov darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Bashorov scores with a decent looking hook.
A lazy left from Al-Khaldi finds it's target.
Bashorov jabs at Al-Khaldi's body.
Bashorov thuds a left hand into Al-Khaldi's body.
Bashorov comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Al-Khaldi throws a front kick aimed at Bashorov's knee but Bashorov avoids it well.
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!
Bashorov clobbers Al-Khaldi with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bashorov. Al-Khaldi does a little dance to reset his feet.
Al-Khaldi swings away with a body shot that misses
and Bashorov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Al-Khaldi misses with a kick to the body.
Bashorov looks to score with a jab to the body but Al-Khaldi is just out of range.
A slapping leg kick lands for Al-Khaldi.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov scores with a nice head shot.
A big left from Bashorov misses.
Al-Khaldi half committed to a counter leg kick.
Bashorov stuns Al-Khaldi with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.

Al-Khaldi rushes Bashorov and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Al-Khaldi gets through Bashorov's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Still in the clinch, Bashorov scores with a nice short uppercut.
Al-Khaldi lands a nice uppercut.
Bashorov has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Bashorov throws a punch but it's blocked by Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Malik Al-Khaldi has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Bashorov misses with a punch to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Al-Khaldi.
Bashorov tries to throw a body punch but Al-Khaldi avoids it by throwing Bashorov back against the cage.
Bashorov lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

Al-Khaldi breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Al-Khaldi explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Bashorov listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov ducks under a wild hook from Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi lands a nice shot to the body.
Al-Khaldi throws a quick inside leg kick.
Al-Khaldi throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Al-Khaldi throws a low kick but Bashorov avoids it.
Al-Khaldi throws a shot from downtown. Bashorov moves away and avoids it.

Al-Khaldi clinches up with Bashorov and pushes him back against the cage.
Al-Khaldi swings wildly with an uppercut but Bashorov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bashorov's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Al-Khaldi misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Bashorov can't find room to land a body shot as Al-Khaldi controls the action.

Al-Khaldi breaks from the clinch.
Bashorov lands a glancing blow to the side of Al-Khaldi's head.
Al-Khaldi connects with a looping right hand.
Bashorov on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Al-Khaldi. Al-Khaldi obviously looking to wear him down.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Al-Khaldi throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Bashorov feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Al-Khaldis jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Bashorov misses with a body shot.
Bashorov scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Al-Khaldi doesn't seem bothered though.
Al-Khaldi avoids the body shot from Bashorov.
Al-Khaldi uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bashorov.
Bashorov fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Al-Khaldi looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Nice straight punches there by Bashorov. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Bashorov.
A jab from Bashorov finds it's way through Al-Khaldi's defenses.
Al-Khaldi misses with a wild body shot.
Al-Khaldi takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Al-Khaldi throws a leg kick but Bashorov sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Al-Khaldi lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Al-Khaldi throws a chopping leg kick but Bashorov manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Al-Khaldi throws a chopping leg kick but Bashorov manages to avoid taking any serious damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Al-Khaldi staying out of range there.
Al-Khaldi feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Bashorov fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Al-Khaldi looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A telegraphed right hand from Bashorov misses the target.
Al-Khaldi is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Bashorov ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Al-Khaldi connects with a right hand. Bashorov shakes it off.
A leg kick checked by Bashorov.
Bashorov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bashorov. Al-Khaldi does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bashorov with a nice cross.
Bashorov just misses with a punch to the body.
Bashorov blocks a jab.
Bashorov wants to clinch up but Al-Khaldi keeps it at a distance.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Bashorov throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Al-Khaldi counters with a stiff right hand.
Bashorov throws an off balance right hand
and Al-Khaldi counters with a solid body kick.
Al-Khaldi wants to land a leg kick but Bashorov is out of range.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov 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. And we move into the final round!


Al-Khaldi throws a right and a left that both miss.
Bashorov takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Bashorov blocks a leg kick.
Donk. Bashorov catches Al-Khaldi right on the button with a cross.
Al-Khaldi throws a body shot but no joy.
Bashorov misses with a double jab.
Bashorov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bashorov checks a leg kick nicely.
A big left from Bashorov misses.
Bashorov scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Al-Khaldi doesn't seem bothered though.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Al-Khaldi fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Bashorov checks it well.
Al-Khaldi defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Bashorov.
Al-Khaldi is looking to counter punch.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Bashorov checks a leg kick.
Al-Khaldi tries to move into range but Bashorov moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Al-Khaldi works over Bashorov's head and body with a nice combination.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Al-Khaldi throws a leg kick but Bashorov checks it.
Al-Khaldi throws a low kick but Bashorov avoids it.
Al-Khaldi scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Bashorov doesn't seem bothered though.
Bashorov moves forwards but Al-Khaldi connects with a nice, crisp jab.
A bone on bone clash there as Bashorov blocks the leg kick.
Al-Khaldi misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Bashorov counters with a stiff right hand.
Al-Khaldi displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Bashorov throws out the jab.
Al-Khaldi throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Al-Khaldi misses with a hook.
Bashorov misses with a straight left.
Bashorov moves out of range of the leg kick from Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi looks for the body kick but Bashorov saw that one coming.
Bashorov's corner calls for a 1-2. Bashorov obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Bashorov avoids the body shot from Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi tries to score with a low kick but Bashorov moves his leg out of the way.
Malik Al-Khaldi has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Al-Khaldi ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A cross from Al-Khaldi lands.
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Al-Khaldi was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
Bashorov swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi slips a straight right by Bashorov.
Bashorov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Al-Khaldi.
Bashorov tries to counter with a clinch but Al-Khaldi shakes him off and moves away.
Al-Khaldi with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Bashorov to score with a decent uppercut.
Al-Khaldi throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bashorov just misses with a punch to the body.
Al-Khaldi feints and then cracks Bashorov's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Bashorov down.
Bashorov scores with a jab.
Al-Khaldi swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bashorov slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Al-Khaldi fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Bashorov checks it well.
And Bashorov tries to counter it with a takedown but Al-Khaldi pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Al-Khaldi takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Bashorov bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Al-Khaldi's head.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut. Al-Khaldi saw that one coming.
As Bashorov backs away, Al-Khaldi returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Al-Khaldi with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Al-Khaldi throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Al-Khaldi lands a jab to the nose.
Bashorov tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Al-Khaldi paws at him with a jab and circles away.
And Al-Khaldi counters with a quick kick to the body but Bashorov blocks it.
Al-Khaldi leaves Bashorov with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Al-Khaldi turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Bashorov slips a jab and a cross from Al-Khaldi.
Bashorov is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Al-Khaldi with a body shot.
Bashorov throws a combination that misses
and Al-Khaldi counters with an outside leg kick.
Karim Bashorov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Al-Khaldi avoids the body shot from Bashorov.
Al-Khaldi takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Al-Khaldi misses with a hook. Bashorov ducked under it nicely.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bashorov shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Al-Khaldi defends it nicely.
Malik Al-Khaldi has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Karim Bashorov.
Al-Khaldi throws a hook but Bashorov avoids it easily.
Bashorov throws a lazy uppercut
and Al-Khaldi counters with a two punch combo.
Bashorov looks to score with a jab to the body but Al-Khaldi is just out of range.
Al-Khaldi throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Al-Khaldi pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Al-Khaldi lands a really nice looking cross but Bashorov seems unphased.
Al-Khaldi throws a head kick that half lands.
Good standup being displayed there by Bashorov as he connects with a hook.

And that's the end of the fight!
Malik Al-Khaldi showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Bashorov 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 Gregory Folan scores the fight 47:48
Judge William Peck scores the fight 46:49
Judge Trevor Gratis scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Karim Bashorov!

A victorious Karim Bashorov 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: MFN 293: Falcao vs. Bashorov     
Date:   Feb 28, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Esquiva Falcao and Karim Bashorov. The crowd seem to be enjoying Bashorov's choice of entrance music: Hangar 18. Karim Bashorov 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!

186 cm
31
186 lbs
22 - 6 - 0
190 cm
30
194 lbs
14 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class MT
Granite chin

Sun-Tzu
Bullet Proof System

Mohito Fightwear



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Esquiva Falcao!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Frank Antenori and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bashorov lands with a nice body punch.
Bashorov throws a body shot but no joy.
Bashorov throws out a loose jab but Falcao uses good head movement to avoid it.
Falcao looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Bashorov blocks a head kick by Falcao.
Falcao loads up on a big right hand but Bashorov slips the punch.
Bashorov takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Bashorov swings for the body but Falcao moves out of range.
Bashorov fails with a takedown attempt.
Falcao swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Bashorov misses with a jab, cross combination.
Bashorov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Falcao sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Falcao is looking to counter with head kicks.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Falcao keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Bashorov's jab looks to have found its range, popping Falcao under the eye.
Falcao lands a nice looking kick to the body. Bashorov takes a step back to recover.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bashorov checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov slips a straight right by Falcao.
Bashorov misses with a hook. Falcao ducked under it nicely.
Falcao quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Bashorov takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Falcao on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Esquiva Falcao is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Bashorov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Falcao manages to avoid it.
Falcao uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Bashorov.
Falcao slips a straight right by Bashorov.
Bashorov 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.
Bashorov just misses with a punch to the body.
Bashorov with a poor takedown
and Falcao counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Falcao throws a right and a left that Bashorov avoids nicely.
Bashorov misses with the combination.
Bashorov misses with a wild body shot.
Bashorov takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Falcao throws an overhand right that lands on Bashorov's shoulder, as Bashorov tries to avoid the shot.
Falcao moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bashorov tests Falcao's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Falcao takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Falcao steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bashorov.
Bashorov lands with an uppercut that bounces Falcao off the cage and back into range.
Falcao looks to land a combination but Bashorov avoids it well.
Bashorov throws a right and a left that Falcao avoids nicely.
Falcao chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Falcao lands with a nice body punch.
Bashorov avoids the body shot from Falcao.
Falcao walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Bashorov connects with a nice looking jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov shoots in but Falcao avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Esquiva Falcao has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Karim Bashorov.
Falcao throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Bashorov takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Falcao throws a head kick that misses.
Falcao takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Bashorov misses with the combination.
Bashorov stuns Falcao with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Nice cross by Bashorov.
Falcao throws a series of punches but Bashorov moves out of range.
Bashorov ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Falcao was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
Bashorov misses with a hook to the body
and Falcao counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Falcao was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
Bashorov misses with a two punch combination.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bashorov throws a hook to the side of Falcao's head but Falcao sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Falcao is looking to counter with head kicks.
Bashorov lands a slapping body shot.
Bashorov throws a body shot but no joy.
Karim Bashorov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bashorov cracks Falcao with a right hand to the side of the head.
Falcao 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.
Falcao throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Bashorov's head.

Bashorov gets the takedown into side control.
Bashorov working the strikes but Falcao uses the opportunity to regain half guard.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Bashorov is pressing down on Falcao's thigh, looking to free his foot. Falcao is holding on for now.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Falcao misses with a hook. Bashorov ducked under it nicely.
Falcao takes a swing at Bashorov's ribcage but misses.
Bashorov lands with a good body shot.
Karim Bashorov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A decent looking cross lands there for Bashorov.
Bashorov walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Bashorov lands a nice hook to Falcao's body. Falcao takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Bashorov catches Falcao with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
A looping hook to the body misses from Bashorov. Falcao does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bashorov slips a jab from Falcao.
Falcao tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bashorov was well out of range. Poor timing from Falcao.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov throws a predictable looking body shot
and Falcao counters with a right hand to the body.
Bashorov swings for the body but Falcao moves out of range.
Falcao looks to land a right hand but Bashorov moved out of range.
A nice side step and Bashorov releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Falcao connects with a good right hand that stumbles Bashorov. Bashorov circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bashorov listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov tries to bum rush Falcao with a series of wild strikes but Falcao uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Bashorov doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Falcao counters with an outside leg kick.
Bashorov lands a nice looking body shot.
A jab from Falcao finds it's way through Bashorov's defenses.
A big right from Falcao misses.
Bashorov misses with a straight left.
A little feinted left hand from Falcao on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Bashorov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bashorov misses with a series of wild punches.
Bashorov misses with a looping right.
Falcao cracks Bashorov with an open hand slap.
Falcao thumps Bashorov with a low kick.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut
and Falcao counters with a slapping leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jab from Bashorov.
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Falcao was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bashorov lands a body shot.
Bashorov scores with the left hand. Falcao knows he should have avoided that one.
Bashorov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bashorov misses with the combination.
A big right from Bashorov misses.
Bashorov fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Falcao wants to land a leg kick but Bashorov is out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Bashorov! But no joy.
Bashorov lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Bashorov scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Falcao swats away the attempt to clinch by Bashorov.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov tests Falcao's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Falcao loads up on a big right hand but Bashorov slips the punch.
Bashorov is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Falcao with a body shot.
Bashorov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Falcao takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Falcao cracks Bashorov with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Falcao throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bashorov feints the counter takedown.
A telegraphed right hand from Falcao misses the target.
Bashorov lands a nice hook to Falcao's body. Falcao takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Bashorov takes a swing at Falcao's ribcage but misses.
A cross from Bashorov lands.
Falcao misses with a series of wild punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov tries for a takedown but Falcao circles away easily
and Falcao counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Bashorov shoots in looking for a takedown but Falcao manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Bashorov's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Esquiva Falcao has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Karim Bashorov.
Bashorov thows a left - swing and a miss!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bashorov fails with the takedown
and Falcao counters with a straight right hand.
Bashorov blocks a jab.
Falcao throws a right and a left that Bashorov avoids nicely.
Bashorov misses with a looping left.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Falcao throws a head kick that Bashorov semi-blocks.
Falcao ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bashorov moves away.
Falcao gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Bashorov shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Falcao as he jumps to the side.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Karim Bashorov will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Bashorov throws a looping overhand right but Falcao ducks down to avoid it.
The fighters circling - Falcao throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Falcao uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Bashorov.
Bashorov loads up on a big right hand but Falcao slips the punch.
Falcao scores with a shot to the body.
Falcao throws a low kick but it's checked well by Bashorov.
Bashorov shoots in looking for a takedown. Falcao tries to sprawl out of it but Bashorov keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Falcao manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.

Bashorov darts in and clinches Falcao up against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov struggles to land a body shot inside as Falcao controls his hands.
Bashorov goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov throws a sloppy body shot
and Falcao counters with a straight right hand.
Bashorov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Bashorov misses with a jab, cross combination.
Bashorov scores with a punch to the head.
Falcao connects with a jab.
Bashorov lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Bashorov.
Bashorov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Falcao moves away.
Falcao throws a series of punches but Bashorov avoids them all with ease.
Bashorov's jab looks to have found its range, popping Falcao under the eye.
Falcao looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Falcao takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Falcao displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Bashorov throws out the jab.
A quick step to the side and Falcao tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Bashorov misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.
Bashorov connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Falcao's hands.
Bashorov fails to land with a series of punches.
Falcao looks to throw the jab but Bashorov is out of range.
Bashorov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Falcao's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Bashorov connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Falcao scrambles back to his feet.
Falcao 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.
Bashorov feints the counter takedown.
Bashorov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Falcao.
Bashorov jabs at Falcao's body.
Falcao displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Bashorov throws out the jab.
Falcao misses with a wild combination.
Bashorov swings for the body but Falcao moves out of range.
Falcao connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Bashorov misses with a shot to the body
and Falcao counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Falcao throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bashorov tests Falcao's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Falcao throws a solid leg kick but Bashorov takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Falcao.
Bashorov lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Bashorov rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Falcao counters with an inside leg kick.
Bashorov scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Bashorov dips to his left and cracks Falcao with an uppercut!
Bashorov throws a jab when Falcao was well out of range.
Bashorov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Falcao moves away.
Bashorov ducks under a wild hook from Falcao.
Falcao throws a low kick but it's checked well by Bashorov.
Falcao walks into a straight right hand from Bashorov.
Bashorov fails with the takedown.
Esquiva Falcao has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Karim Bashorov.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov is looking to clinch but Falcao is avoiding it.
Falcao takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Bashorov slips a jab from Falcao.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A nice inside leg kick there by Falcao. That's going to slow Bashorov down.
Falcao throws a jab but it's blocked by Bashorov.
Falcao throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Falcao swats away the attempt to clinch by Bashorov.
Bashorov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Bashorov throws a lazy uppercut
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Bashorov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Bashorov jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Bashorov shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Karim Bashorov just about did enough to take it.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Bashorov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Falcao was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
Bashorov misses with a right hand
and Falcao counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Bashorov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Falcao throws a hook but Bashorov blocks it.
Bashorov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Falcao.
Bashorov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Falcao keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A jab from Falcao misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nice defenses there by Falcao.
Falcao wants to land a leg kick but Bashorov is out of range.
Bashorov misses with a straight right.
Bashorov throws a series of strikes that have Falcao backpedaling.
Bashorov cracks Falcao with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov lands a jab.
Bashorov is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Bashorov misses with a shot to the body
and Falcao counters with a nice uppercut.
Falcao fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bashorov manages to avoid it.
Bashorov is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Falcao throws a jab when Bashorov was well out of range.
Falcao swinging wildly here.
Bashorov shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Falcao as he avoids it easily.
Bashorov loads up on a big right hand but Falcao slips the punch.
Donk. Bashorov catches Falcao right on the button with a cross.
Bashorov throws a jab when Falcao was well out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Falcao.
Falcao swings for the body but Bashorov moves out of range.
Falcao waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Bashorov.
Bashorov 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.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bashorov misses the shot to the body.
A little feinted left hand from Falcao on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Falcao throws a right and a left that Bashorov avoids nicely.
A head kick misses from Falcao.
Falcao looks to throw a body kick
and Bashorov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Bashorov scores with a nice head shot.
Falcao throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Bashorov stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Bashorov.
Bashorov connects with a crisp jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Falcao lunges at Bashorov with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Bashorov's hand.
Bashorov scores with a decent looking hook.
Falcao rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Bashorov moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Falcao misses with a kick to the body
and Bashorov counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Good standup being displayed there by Bashorov as he connects with a hook.
Falcao tries to land a leg kick but Bashorov saw it coming and moves away.
Falcao sets himself, and Bashorov steps forward looking for the clinch! Falcao avoids it this time.
Falcao lands with a good body shot.

Bashorov closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
A left hand lands to the body for Bashorov.
Bashorov drops down looking for an ankle pick but Falcao pulls his leg out and moves away.
Esquiva Falcao has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Karim Bashorov.
Bashorov throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Falcao on the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Falcao has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Falcao there as he acknowledges the shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Falcao takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Bashorov misses with a wild body shot.
Bashorov catches Falcao with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Falcao takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Bashorov lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Bashorov avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Falcao tries to land a leg kick but Bashorov saw it coming and moves away.
It seemed like Bashorov was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Falcao takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Falcao defending well as Bashorov loads up on a big left hand.
Falcao takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov dominated that fourth round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Bashorov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Falcao manages to avoid it.
Bashorov scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Falcao missing with a left hand there. Bashorov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
The fight stays on the outside here - Bashorov looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Bashorov dodges the punch combination from Falcao.
Falcao walks into a left hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Falcao moves into range and connects with a jab.
Falcao is looking to score with low kicks.
Bashorov lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Bashorov slips a straight right by Falcao.
Bashorov feints the counter takedown.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Falcao.
Crunch! Falcao slams his shin into Bashorov's torso.

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

Falcao manages to escape and get back to his feet!
Falcao throws a right hand that Bashorov ducks under and follows up with a left that Bashorov also avoids with ease.
Bashorov throws a body punch but Falcao moves out of range.
Bashorov connects with a good right hand that stumbles Falcao. Falcao circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Falcao swings for the body but Bashorov moves out of range.
Bashorov fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Bashorov dodges the punch combination from Falcao.
Bashorov cracks Falcao with a good jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Falcao thuds his right hand into Bashorov's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
A combination from Bashorov does no damage.
Falcao slips under a jab from Bashorov.
A little feinted left hand from Falcao on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Falcao fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Bashorov is out of range.
Falcao finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Bashorov shoots in for a double leg but Falcao sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Falcao throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A looping hook to the body misses from Falcao. Bashorov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Falcao was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
Bashorov throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Falcao counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Esquiva Falcao has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Bashorov throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Falcao stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Bashorov changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Falcao blocks a jab.
Falcao takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Falcao rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Bashorov moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Bashorov bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Bashorov connects with the punch.
Bashorov throws a shot from downtown. Falcao moves away and avoids it.
Falcao has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Falcao there as he acknowledges the shot.
Bashorov moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Bashorov connects with a body shot.
Bashorov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Falcao lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Bashorov shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Falcao as he jumps to the side.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Falcao with a jab.
Falcao throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Bashorov.
Bashorov shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Falcao eats them both and turns towards Bashorov to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Bashorov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Bashorov shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Falcao as he avoids it easily.
Falcao swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Esquiva Falcao has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Karim Bashorov.
Falcao stuffs the takedown attempt from Bashorov. Bashorov gets slowly back to his feet.
A little feinted left hand from Falcao on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Falcao misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bashorov.
Falcao looks to land a right hand but Bashorov moved out of range.
Bashorov paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Karim Bashorov.
I've got Bashorov 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 45:50
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 48:50
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 46:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Karim Bashorov!

Karim Bashorov is the new middleweight champion!
Our winner, Karim Bashorov, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: MFN 287: Feitsora vs Pulkkinen     
Date:   Feb 03, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Ray Fayth and Karim Bashorov. Bashorov has chosen Hangar 18 as his entrance music. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Ray Fayth!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
The judges for this bout are Andrew Berry, James Atkins and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bashorov misses with a left hand
and Fayth counters with a right hand to the body.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.
Fayth tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Bashorov swivels and escapes.
Karim Bashorov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bashorov has his takedown stuffed
enabling Fayth to counter with a crisp jab.
Bashorov takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Fayth goes for a double leg but Bashorov avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Bashorov continues to drive forward.
Bashorov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Fayth moves away.
Fayth throws a leg kick
enabling Bashorov to counter with a crisp jab.
Fayth uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Bashorov.
Bashorov throws a right hand that misses

and Fayth counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Fayth is working Bashorov over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Fayth stands and throws Bashorov's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Bashorov is not content to let Fayth control the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov is looking to reverse the position.
Fayth grinds an elbow into Bashorov's temple.
Fayth in side control, throwing shots but Bashorov defends.
Bashorov tries to improve position but can't.
Fayth working the body and head with strikes.
Fayth scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Bashorov to see if he's OK.
Fayth lands an elbow.
Bashorov is trying to get back to half guard.
Bashorov tries to slip a leg under to move to half guard but Fayth presses down on the leg and jumps into full mount!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov is in a horrible position here. Fayth smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Bashorov can't escape the position.
Fayth dominating with strikes here.

Fayth moves into side control, trying to work for a kimura. That looks painful! Will he finish!!?? No, Bashorov has worked his arm free - good work by Bashorov!
You can see the frustration on Bashorov's face as Fayth controls the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov tries to improve position but can't.
The strikes coming from Fayth are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Fayth is looking to take a break and control but Bashorov is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Bashorov sneaks back into half guard.
Bashorov wants to get back to full guard but Fayth has mounted him!
Bashorov tries to reverse the position but Fayth maintains control.
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Fayth cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Bashorov is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Fayth working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Fayth controlling the pace.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Bashorov tries to roll over but Fayth keeps him under control.

Bashorov actively working from the bottom here.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Fayth is looking to clinch.
Bashorov ducks right into an uppercut from Fayth.
Bashorov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Fayth staying out of range there.
Fayth misses with an attempted mid kick.

Bashorov rushes Fayth and presses him up against the cage.
Fayth tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Bashorov lands with a short punch from the clinch.
A body shot lands from Fayth.
Bashorov misses with the head strike.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Bashorov.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov prevents a body shot from Fayth.
Fayth tries to throw a body punch but Bashorov avoids it by throwing Fayth back against the cage.
Fayth misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Bashorov scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Fayth blocking some punches.
Bashorov tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Fayth's elbow.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A nice left hand lands by Bashorov.
Bashorov tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Fayth's elbow.
Bashorov blocks an uppercut.
Fayth scores with a nice hook to the head.
Bashorov misses with a hook from the clinch.
Fayth takes a shot to the head.
Bashorov has a couple of punches blocked by Fayth.
Fayth blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Bashorov misses with a punch on the inside.
Bashorov gets through Fayth's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

It looks like Ray Fayth has been cut.
Fayth blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Bashorov is looking for a takedown.
A short uppercut from Bashorov.
A short left from Bashorov.
Fayth doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Bashorov leaning against his opponent.
Fayth lands a body punch in the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Fayth misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Fayth misses with a body punch.
Bashorov has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Fayth seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Bashorov can turn it around.
Good body shot from Bashorov.
Bashorov misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Bashorov has a couple of punches blocked by Fayth.
Bashorov cracks Fayth with a nice body shot.
Fayth struggles to land a body shot inside as Bashorov controls his hands.
Bashorov misses with a hook from the clinch.
Karim Bashorov seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Bashorov lands a shoulder strike.
Bashorov misses with a punch to the body.
Bashorov blocking some punches.
Bashorov tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Fayth's elbow.
Bashorov lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Fayth tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A short right from Fayth on the inside.
A left hand lands to the body for Bashorov.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Fayth after a bit of a struggle.
Bashorov goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Fayth blocking some punches.
Fayth misses with a shot to the kidneys.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Bashorov.

Bashorov has double underhooks and is working for a body lock takedown. He's got it. The fighters land in half guard but Fayth regains guard immediately.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Fayth keeps moving.
Fayth seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Fayth wants to sweep but no luck.
Bashorov throws a big right hand that misses.
Fayth looking to control but Bashorov passes into half guard.
Ray Fayth overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Bashorov not doing much here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fayth is looking to improve his position.
Bashorov drops an elbow to the side of Fayth's head.
Bashorov is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Fayth wants to improve his position but Bashorov is controlling well.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Ray Fayth's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Fayth throws an overhand right that lands on Bashorov's shoulder, as Bashorov tries to avoid the shot.
Bashorov looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Fayth is fending him off so far but Bashorov persists. Nope, Fayth circles away and we're back to standing.
Jab from Bashorov.
Bashorov throws an overhand right that lands on Fayth's shoulder, as Fayth tries to avoid the shot.
Fayth walks into a stiff left hand from Bashorov.
Fayth misses with a straight right.
Fayth throws a lazy right hand but Bashorov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Fayth misses with a body kick.
Bashorov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Bashorov lands a jab to the head.
Fayth will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fayth throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Bashorov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Karim Bashorov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Bashorov just misses with a punch to the body.
Bashorov chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Fayth can pounce on him.
Fayth misses with a looping right.
Fayth lands a nice hook to Bashorov's body. Bashorov takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Fayth lands a nice looking body kick.
Bashorov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Bashorov catches Fayth with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Bashorov tries to clinch up.
Bashorov keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Fayth misses with an uppercut. Bashorov saw that one coming.
Bashorov changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Bashorov scores with a crisp jab that stopped Fayth in his tracks.
Bashorov throws a combination that misses
enabling Fayth to counter with a crisp jab.
Fayth uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bashorov.
Fayth bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Bashorov's head.
Bashorov swings widly with a right hand
and Fayth counters with a straight right hand.
Bashorov might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Bashorov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Fayth.
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!
Bashorov misses with an uppercut. Fayth saw that one coming.
Fayth is looking to counter punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fayth lands a right hook to the body.
Fayth moves out of range as Bashorov strikes.
Bashorov moves away from the strike by Fayth.
Fayth is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Bashorov misses with a two punch combination.
Bashorov shoots in and drives through. Fayth sprawls well.
Bashorov throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
A big left from Bashorov misses.
Bashorov moves out of range as Fayth strikes.
Bashorov throws a hook but Fayth blocks it.
Fayth slips a jab from Bashorov.
Fayth slips a jab from Bashorov.
Fayth shoots in looking for a takedown. Bashorov tries to sprawl out of it but Fayth keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Bashorov manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Bashorov drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Fayth defends it well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A shot to the body from Bashorov misses
and Fayth counters with a body kick.
Bashorov works the jab nicely.
Fayth tries to score with a low kick but Bashorov moves his leg out of the way.
Bashorov scores with a jab to the head.
Bashorov looks to throw the jab but Fayth is out of range.
It looked like Fayth was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Bashorov.
Fayth uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bashorov.
Fayth takes a swing at Bashorov's ribcage but misses.
Bashorov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Fayth.
Bashorov walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Bashorov takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Fayth throws a hook but Bashorov avoids it easily.
Fayth throws a hook but Bashorov blocks it.
Fayth keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Bashorov.
Fayth slaps away a takedown attempt from Bashorov, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Ray Fayth has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Karim Bashorov.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A big right from Fayth misses.
Bashorov scores with a hook.
A chopping leg kick lands by Fayth.
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!
Fayth ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Fayth throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Fayth misses with a right hand
and Bashorov counters with a nice body shot.
Bashorov swings widly with a right hand
and Fayth counters with a stiff right hand.
Fayth throws a right and a left that both miss.
Bashorov lands a right hook to the body.
Bashorov with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Bashorov takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Bashorov lands an overhand right.
Bashorov blocks a jab.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Karim Bashorov just about did enough to take it.
The cut man is working on Ray Fayth's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Fayth looks to score with a jab to the body but Bashorov is just out of range.
Bashorov throws out a loose jab but Fayth uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bashorov throws a hook but Fayth avoids it easily.
Fayth on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Bashorov throws a predictable looking body shot
and Fayth counters with a straight right hand.
Bashorov slips a straight right by Fayth.
Bashorov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Fayth.
Fayth misses with a lunging right hand
and Bashorov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Bashorov closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Bashorov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fayth throws a shot from downtown. Bashorov moves away and avoids it.
A countering left hand to the body from Bashorov misses.
Bashorov misses with a straight right.
Bashorov looks to throw the jab but Fayth is out of range.
Bashorov scores with a decent looking hook.
Fayth slips under a jab from Bashorov.
It looked like Fayth wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov misses with a left hand
and Fayth counters with a nice body kick.
Bashorov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.
Bashorov ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Bashorov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Fayth.

Fayth throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Bashorov was covering up waiting for the punch and Fayth finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Bashorov keeping moving, preventing Fayth from controlling successfully.
Bashorov not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

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


Fayth looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Bashorov accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Bashorov works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Bashorov lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Bashorov is looking to stall here but Fayth recovers full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fayth wants to sweep but no luck.
Fayth keeping moving, preventing Bashorov from controlling successfully.
Bashorov throwing strikes but missing.

Fayth throws his legs up looking for a submission but Bashorov uses it to pass to side control.
Fayth tries to buck Bashorov off but Bashorov is having none of it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Fayth wants to control but Bashorov postures up.
Fayth is letting Bashorov control him for a moment.
Bashorov wants to control but Fayth is keeping him busy.
Fayth tries to buck Bashorov off but Bashorov is having none of it.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Bashorov scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Fayth to see if he's OK.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Karim Bashorov will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Ray Fayth'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. This is the final round!


Bashorov throws out a loose jab but Fayth uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bashorov keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Bashorov fails with a takedown attempt.
Bashorov lands a nice looking body shot.
Bashorov throws out a loose jab but Fayth uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fayth throwing a counter right hand but Bashorov manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bashorov. Fayth does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bashorov swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
letting Fayth counter with a right hand.
Bashorov throws a hook but Fayth blocks it.
Fayth seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Bashorov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Fayth.
Fayth swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fayth takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Fayth swinging wildly here.
Fayth blocks a jab.
Bashorov moves out of range as Fayth strikes.
Fayth connects with an inside leg kick.
Bashorov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Fayth manages to avoid it.
Fayth uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Bashorov.
Bashorov shoots in for a double leg but Fayth sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Fayth throws a looping overhand right but Bashorov ducks down to avoid it.
Bashorov ducks under a wild hook from Fayth.
Bashorov throws out a counter right but Fayth avoids it with no problem.
Fayth lands a nice leg kick that just misses Bashorov's sensitive parts.
Bashorov scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Bashorov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Ray Fayth has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A slow jab from Fayth misses its intended target.
Bashorov looks to throw the jab but Fayth is out of range.
A shot to the liver by Bashorov. Beautiful body shot.
Bashorov slips a straight right by Fayth.
Fayth throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Fayth moves out of range of the strikes.
Bashorov listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Bashorov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Fayth.
Fayth will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Bashorov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Fayth ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
It looked like Fayth was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Fayth misses with a low kick as Bashorov jumps back.
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Fayth was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Bashorov scores with a jab to the head.
A slow jab from Bashorov misses its intended target.
Bashorov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Fayth throws out the jab.
Bashorov walks into a jab.

Bashorov drives through with a takedown into guard.
Bashorov distracts Fayth with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Fayth trying to control the position.
Bashorov working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Fayth's head.
Fayth keeping moving, preventing Bashorov from controlling successfully.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fayth pulls Bashorov in close to prevent any damage.
Bashorov stopping the sweep attempt from Fayth.
Bashorov stays in close to Fayth's body and controls the position.
Bashorov scoring with some ground and pound.
Bashorov in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

And that's the end of the fight!
Karim Bashorov comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Bashorov 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 Andrew Berry scores the fight 47:49
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 46:49
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Karim Bashorov!

Our winner, Karim Bashorov, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: MFN 277: End of the Year     
Date:   Dec 27, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Dax Miller and Karim Bashorov. Bashorov comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Hangar 18 kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

185 cm
25
190 lbs
14 - 5 - 0
190 cm
29
194 lbs
12 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Dax Miller!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
The judges for this bout are Yuuki Gou, Sosuke Kotani and Tatsuya Matsuyama.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Miller misses with a straight left.
Bashorov lunges at Miller with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Miller's hand.
Bashorov lands with a hook. Miller tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Bashorov just misses with a punch to the body.
Miller takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Bashorov slips a straight right by Miller.
Bashorov blocks the body kick.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.
Bashorov lands a glancing blow to the side of Miller's head.
Bashorov swings for the body but Miller moves out of range.
Miller throws a body kick that misses.
Miller cracks a nice hook into Bashorov's ribs.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Miller, right into the meat.
Miller takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Miller fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Bashorov has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.

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

Bashorov is trying to work for a kimura but Miller is defending well.
Bashorov passes into side control, despite Miller's attempt to control the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Miller dodges the ground and pound from Bashorov.
The ground and pound from Bashorov seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Miller is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Miller is working hard here to advance position.

Bashorov tries for a kimura but Miller is defending well.
Miller tries to bench press Bashorov off him but Bashorov keeps the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Bashorov working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.

Bashorov is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Miller is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Bashorov looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Miller is avoiding damage well.
Bashorov trying to control the position but Miller is working away.
Bashorov takes a little break here. Miller wants to take advantage but he is being controlled well.
Miller is working to avoid the ground and pound but Bashorov connects with a decent elbow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Miller gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Bashorov is looking to take a break and control but Miller is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Miller is trying to control but can't.
Bashorov trying to control the action but Miller is working from the bottom.
Bashorov lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Bashorov sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Miller defending well though.

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.
Miller won't allow Bashorov to pass to mount.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Miller wants to control but Bashorov is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Bashorov wants to pass to mount but Miller is defending the position.
Bashorov is still trying to improve position.
Bashorov working Miller over with strikes.
Bashorov seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.

Bashorov is working for a submission of some sort.
Bashorov throws a strike but Miller avoids it easily and moves to full guard.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Miller shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Miller throws an overhand right that lands on Bashorov's shoulder, as Bashorov tries to avoid the shot.
Bashorov moves out of range of the body kick from Miller.
Miller on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Bashorov lands with an uppercut that bounces Miller off the cage and back into range.
Miller wants to slow Bashorov down by chopping away at his legs.
Miller misses with a looping right.
Miller throws a lazy right hand but Bashorov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Miller connects with an inside leg kick.
Miller drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Miller throws the kick towards the body but Bashorov avoids it.
Miller uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Bashorov.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Miller defends well and Bashorov ends up having to push Miller into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Bashorov has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Miller is looking to chop away at Bashorov's legs.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Miller.
Miller will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.

Bashorov shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Bashorov showed some decent athleticism there.

Miller has managed to escape just enough to sneak back to his feet but Bashorov is on him like a limpet, forcing Miller back against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Bashorov successfully pulls guard.
Miller stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Bashorov swivels though and keeps the full guard.

Bashorov working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Miller doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Miller manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Bashorov has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Miller wants to control from the top but Bashorov keeps moving.
Bashorov wants to sweep but no luck.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Bashorov is looking for a triangle but Miller pushes his legs off easily.

Bashorov working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Miller doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Miller manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.

Bashorov is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Bashorov wants to sweep but no luck.
Miller passes Bashorov's left leg - he's now in half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Bashorov can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Miller controls the pace.
Bashorov trying to keep a closed guard but Miller is proving a slippery customer.
Bashorov looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Bashorov is on top in guard.

Bashorov tries to free his leg and advance position but Miller is retaining full guard.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Bashorov accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov postures up and lands a big shot to Miller's brow.
Miller looking to control.
Bashorov looking to pass the guard.
Miller keeping moving, preventing Bashorov from controlling successfully.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Miller keeping full guard, as Bashorov tries to pass.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Bashorov trying to control but Miller is working from the bottom.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Karim Bashorov will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Miller thows a body kick. Bashorov tries to catch it but that hurt him.

Bashorov gets a takedown into half guard.

Miller kicks Bashorov off and gets back to his feet.
Miller just misses with a punch to the body.
And Bashorov tries to counter it with a takedown but Miller pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Miller is looking to slow Bashorov down with leg kicks.
Bashorov takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Miller throws a solid leg kick but Bashorov takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Miller.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bashorov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Miller swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Miller avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Dax Miller is winning the standup battle so far.
Bashorov shoots in for a takedown but Miller shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Bashorov slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov misses with a takedown attempt
and Miller counters with a straight right hand.
Miller throws a low kick, looking for Bashorov's leg but Bashorov calmly moves out of range.
Dax Miller is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Miller avoids the body shot from Bashorov.
Miller throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Miller throws a right hand that Bashorov ducks under and follows up with a left that Bashorov also avoids with ease.
Bashorov takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Bashorov swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Miller.
Miller misses with a low kick.
Bashorov is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Miller swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Miller tries to work over Bashorov's front leg with a kick but Bashorov checks it.
Miller misses the jab.
Miller throws a lazy uppercut
and Bashorov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Miller thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Bashorov if he has to take too many more of those.
A big right from Miller misses.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Bashorov.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Miller blocks a jab.
Bashorov throws a jab but it's blocked by Miller.
Miller appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
A low kick from Miller is predictable there
and Bashorov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Miller misses with an attempted mid kick.
Bashorov throws a hook but Miller blocks it.
Miller lands with a good body shot.
Miller feints and then cracks Bashorov's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Bashorov down.
A thudding body kick lands there by Miller!
Bashorov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bashorov misses with a wild body shot.
Bashorov swings for the body but Miller moves out of range.
Bashorov misses the jab.
Bashorov throws a lazy right hand but Miller sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.
Miller misses with a head kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov avoids the body shot from Miller.
Bashorov moves out of range as Miller strikes.
Miller tries a head kick but it misses.
Bashorov lands a glancing blow to the side of Miller's head.
Miller lands a leg kick that knocks Bashorov off balance momentarily.
Bashorov loads up on a big right hand but Miller slips the punch.
Bashorov misses with a wild body shot.
Bashorov throws a poor cross that misses
and Miller makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Dax Miller has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Bashorov slips under a jab from Miller.
Miller misses with a wild body shot.
It seemed like Bashorov was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Bashorov moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Miller ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bashorov moves away.
Bashorov throws a body shot but no joy.
Bashorov swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Miller is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.
Bashorov moves out of range of the body kick from Miller.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Miller throws out the jab.
Bashorov misses with a hook.
Bashorov 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!
Miller misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bashorov.
Bashorov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.
Nice jab there from Bashorov.
Jab from Bashorov.
Miller lands with a right hand.
Miller throws a nice looking combination but Bashorov bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
A low kick from Miller is predictable there
and Bashorov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Miller takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.

Bashorov shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Bashorov was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Bashorov throwing shots but missing, from side control.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Yuuki Gou scores the fight 28:29
Judge Sosuke Kotani scores the fight 28:29
Judge Tatsuya Matsuyama scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Karim Bashorov!

Our winner, Karim Bashorov, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
In defeat, Dax Miller stepped up to the mic, saying 'This loss will only make me better. '.
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Event: MFN 272: Tear It Down     
Date:   Dec 09, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Karim Bashorov and Richard Hickock. Bashorov comes to the cage accompanied by Hangar 18. Hickock comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Why can't we be friends kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

190 cm
29
194 lbs
11 - 4 - 0
182 cm
37
193 lbs
35 - 21 - 3
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 21 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Richard Hickock!
The judges for this bout are Yukihiro Shimada, Shigeki Fujiwara and Yuuki Gou.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bashorov with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Bashorov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bashorov bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Hickock's head.
Hickock cracks Bashorov with a good jab.
Hickock takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Bashorov lands with a hook. Hickock tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Hickock misses with a double jab
and Bashorov counters with a nice uppercut.
Hickock just misses with a punch to the body.
Hickock tries to clinch up but Bashorov circles away and keeps his distance.
Hickock misses with a series of wild punches.
Bashorov appears to be looking for a big counter.
Bashorov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hickock.
Hickock lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Bashorov at a distance.
Hickock's coach down at Bruize Brothaz was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Hickock's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hickock throws a leg kick that misses.
Bashorov looks to land a left hand but Hickock moved out of range nicely.
Bashorov has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Hickock.
Hickock misses with a straight right.
Bashorov works Hickock's body with a nice hook.
Hickock misses with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hickock wants to clinch
letting Bashorov counter with a right hand.
Hickock misses with a straight left.
Hickock darts in trying to clinch
and Bashorov counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Bashorov moves out of range as Hickock throws a body kick.
Bashorov throws a body shot but no joy.
Bashorov lands a jab to Hickock's midsection.
Hickock swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Hickock staying out of range there.
And Hickock responds with a good body kick, but Bashorov manages to step out the way in time.
Bashorov keeps the fight on the outside.
The crowd cheers as Bashorov lands an impressive looking overhand right. Hickock doesn't seem phased though.
Hickock has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Hickock misses with a lunging right hand
and Bashorov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Bashorov misses with a looping right.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hickock fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Bashorov on the side of the head.
Bashorov shoots in for a double leg but Hickock sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hickock missing with a left hand there. Bashorov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Bashorov throws a series of punches but Hickock moves out of range.
Hickock lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Richard Hickock is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Bashorov throws a shot from downtown. Hickock moves away and avoids it.
Bashorov lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Hickock throws a right hand that misses

and Bashorov decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Hickock's guard.
Bashorov working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Hickock working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Bashorov.
Bashorov postures up.
Bashorov is looking to work some ground and pound but Hickock has wrist control.
Bashorov in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Bashorov looking to pass the guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hickock preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Bashorov looking to sit in guard and control but Hickock gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Hickock passes into half guard.
Hickock prevents Bashorov from improving his position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.

The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Bashorov looking for a guillotine here but Hickock defends easily.

Hickock stands and steps away. Bashorov gets to his feet too and we're back to the striking game.
Hickock looks to land a left hand but Bashorov moved out of range nicely.
Bashorov lands with an overhand left.
Bashorov moves out of range as Hickock strikes.
Bashorov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hickock throws the left hand but Bashorov avoids the punch easily.
Bashorov swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Hickock takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov 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.


An inside leg kick from Hickock misses.
Hickock throws a left and a right that both miss
and Bashorov counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Bashorov throws an overhand right that lands on Hickock's shoulder, as Hickock tries to avoid the shot.
Bashorov will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Hickock misses with a left hand
letting Bashorov counter with a right hand.
Bashorov slips a jab from Hickock.
It looks like Bashorov has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Hickock uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bashorov.
Bashorov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hickock.
Hickock will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.

Bashorov shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Hickock trying to control here.
Hickock is trying to stand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hickock is looking for a sweep. Bashorov is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Hickock trying to control here.
Hickock is trying to get back to full guard.
Bashorov throwing shots but Hickock is blocking nicely.

Bashorov seems to be looking for submissions.
Bashorov has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Bashorov trying to control from Hickock's half guard. Hickock has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
Bashorov preventing the sweep.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Bashorov cracks Hickock with a solid left hand.
Hickock trying to control the position.
Bashorov working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Bashorov stays in close to Hickock's body and controls the position.
Bashorov in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Hickock not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Hickock avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Karim Bashorov overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Bashorov landing some decent shots from guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Hickock is pulling down on Bashorov's head to control his posture.
Bashorov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Hickock can do to turn this around?
Bashorov throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Hickock works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Bashorov throws a hook but Hickock blocks it.

Bashorov decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Bashorov working Hickock over with strikes.
Hickock blocking the ground and pound attempt from Bashorov.
Hickock regains full guard. Nicely done.
Bashorov in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Bashorov working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Hickock works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Bashorov throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Bashorov throws a big elbow that misses.
Bashorov with a flurry of punches that miss.
Bashorov postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Bashorov sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Hickock's guard.
Bashorov missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Hickock trying to hold on to Bashorov's head to control him but Bashorov postures up.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Hickock wants to improve his position but Bashorov is controlling well.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Bashorov walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hickock. Bashorov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bashorov half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Hickock looks to throw the jab but Bashorov is out of range.
Nice sprawl there from Hickock as Bashorov shoots in.
Bashorov fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Hickock on the side of the head.
Bashorov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hickock.
Hickock throws a lazy right hand but Bashorov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
An attempted straight right counter from Bashorov misses the target.
Bashorov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Hickock.
Hickock waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Bashorov.
Hickock takes a jab right on the kisser.
Hickock misses with a few strikes there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov slips under a jab from Hickock.
Hickock digs a good hook to Bashorov's body.
The crowd cheers as Bashorov lands an impressive looking overhand right. Hickock doesn't seem phased though.
Hickock shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hickock scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov shoots for a double leg takedown but Hickock sprawls well. He's pushed Bashorov's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Hickock drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Bashorov fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Bashorov backing away here, and Hickock unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Karim Bashorov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Hickock misses with a two punch combination.
The fighters circling - Hickock throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sloppy strikes from Hickock. Those never looked like landing.
Hickock takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Bashorov bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Hickock's head.
Nice uppercut there from Bashorov.
Bashorov moves away from the strike by Hickock.
Bashorov avoids the body shot from Hickock.
The fighters circling - Hickock throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hickock takes a swing at Bashorov's ribcage but misses.
Hickock on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Hickock throws a jab when Bashorov was well out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov tries for a takedown but Hickock sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bashorov swings away with a body shot that misses
and Hickock counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Bashorov lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Hickock circles away quickly and effectively.
Hickock throws the left hand but Bashorov avoids the punch easily.
Bashorov was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Hickock moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Bashorov looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Bashorov shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Hickock sprawls well. Hickock wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Bashorov gets slowly back to his feet.
Hickock misses with a kick to the body.
Hickock displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Bashorov throws out the jab.
Bashorov tries to score a power double leg takedown but Hickock sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Bashorov somewhat.
Hickock tries to bum rush Bashorov with a series of wild strikes but Bashorov uses good footwork to avoid the assault.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hickock moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Hickock lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.

Hickock gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Hickock misses with a short punch on the inside.

Bashorov has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Hickock uses from the top position.
Bashorov controls Hickock momentarily but Hickock frees himself.
Richard Hickock has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Bashorov wants to sweep but no luck.

Bashorov working for submissions but it's allowed Hickock to get to half guard.
Hickock sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Bashorov defending well though.
Bashorov manages to get to full guard.
Karim Bashorov is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hickock stands up over Bashorov, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Hickock throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Bashorov works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Bashorov tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Bashorov is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Bashorov seems keen to control Hickock's posture.
Bashorov controls Hickock momentarily but Hickock frees himself.

And that's the end of the fight!
Richard Hickock comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Bashorov has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Yukihiro Shimada scores the fight 29:28
Judge Shigeki Fujiwara scores the fight 29:28
Judge Yuuki Gou scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Karim Bashorov!

A very excited looking Karim Bashorov made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Event: MFN 263: Ace of Spades     
Date:   Nov 08, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Nikolai Dzhumagaliev and Karim Bashorov. Bashorov is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Hangar 18. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

185 cm
29
190 lbs
25 - 11 - 0
190 cm
29
194 lbs
11 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class MT
Granite chin

Bushido Fightwear
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Nikolai Dzhumagaliev!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, Sam Margolis and Phil Schofield.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Decent striking displayed by Dzhumagaliev there.
Dzhumagaliev misses with a body shot.
Dzhumagaliev moves out of range as Bashorov strikes.
Dzhumagaliev avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Dzhumagaliev misses with a body kick.
Dzhumagaliev avoids the body shot from Bashorov.
Bashorov throws a jab but it's blocked by Dzhumagaliev.
Dzhumagaliev tries a low kick but Bashorov avoids it.
Dzhumagaliev throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Dzhumagaliev scores with a kick to the body.
Bashorov misses the shot to the body.
As Bashorov looks to move away, Dzhumagaliev throws a big counter combo bu Bashorov just gets out of the way.
Bashorov has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Dzhumagaliev finds it's way round the side to connect with Bashorov's head.
Bashorov looks to throw the jab but Dzhumagaliev is out of range.
Nikolai Dzhumagaliev seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Dzhumagaliev uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bashorov.
Dzhumagaliev is looking to counter punch.
Dzhumagaliev feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Bashorovs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Dzhumagaliev scores with a nice right hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Dzhumagaliev comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
A good leg kick by Dzhumagaliev.
Bashorov shoots in but Dzhumagaliev avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Bashorov ducks under a wild hook from Dzhumagaliev.
A little jabbing left from Bashorov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dzhumagaliev throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Dzhumagaliev lands a glancing blow to the side of Bashorov's head.
Dzhumagaliev comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Dzhumagaliev was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
Bashorov slips under a jab.
Dzhumagaliev with a jab.
A swing and a miss from Dzhumagaliev.
Dzhumagaliev lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Dzhumagaliev has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Zero Tolerance in the buildup to the fight.
Bashorov with a nice cross.
Bashorov misses with a lunging right hand
and Dzhumagaliev counters with a nice uppercut.
Dzhumagaliev cracks Bashorov with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bashorov connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Dzhumagaliev momentarily.
Dzhumagaliev moves in looking to clinch but Bashorov pushes him off.
Bashorov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Dzhumagaliev throws out the jab.
Bashorov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Dzhumagaliev was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Dzhumagaliev, right into the meat.
Nikolai Dzhumagaliev is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Dzhumagaliev scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Bashorov does it's job there.
Dzhumagaliev lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Dzhumagaliev scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Dzhumagaliev blocks a jab.
Dzhumagaliev is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Bashorov has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Dzhumagaliev.
Bashorov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Dzhumagaliev.
Bashorov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Bashorov fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Jab from Dzhumagaliev.

Dzhumagaliev closes the distance and clinches.
Dzhumagaliev tries to work over Bashorov's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Dzhumagaliev misses with a punch to the body.
Bashorov softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Bashorov is looking to take this one to the mat.
Dzhumagaliev'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.
Bashorov misses with some punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dzhumagaliev throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Bashorov tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Nikolai Dzhumagaliev has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Karim Bashorov.

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

Dzhumagaliev pushes Bashorov off and gets back to his feet.
Dzhumagaliev throws a half hearted mid kick.
A nice side step and Bashorov releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
No joy there for Bashorov, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Dzhumagaliev loads up on a big right hand but Bashorov slips the punch.
Bashorov throws a right and a left that both miss.
Dzhumagaliev misses the shot to the body.
Bashorov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Dzhumagaliev sees it coming and avoids it easily.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Dzhumagaliev gets a clinch.

Bashorov manages to pull guard.
Dzhumagaliev would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.

Bashorov looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Dzhumagaliev passes into half guard.

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

Dzhumagaliev decides to stand up.
Bashorov misses the shot to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Bashorov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Dzhumagaliev lands a front kick.
Bashorov scores with a nice head shot.
Dzhumagaliev lands the left hand.
Dzhumagaliev tries to clinch but Bashorov moves away
enabling Bashorov to counter with a crisp jab.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Bashorov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Dzhumagaliev looks to throw the jab but Bashorov is out of range.
Dzhumagaliev uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bashorov.
Dzhumagaliev tries to close the distance and clinch up but Bashorov swats him away and circles back towards the center.
A big left from Bashorov misses.
A lazy left from Bashorov finds it's target.
Dzhumagaliev looks to land a combination but Bashorov avoids it well.
Dzhumagaliev throws a poor cross that misses
and Bashorov counters with a straight right hand.

Dzhumagaliev moves into the clinch.

Bashorov breaks from the clinch.
Dzhumagaliev thows a left - swing and a miss!
Dzhumagaliev is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Bashorov can do to turn this around?
Dzhumagaliev misses with a wild body shot.
Dzhumagaliev misses with a straight left.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dzhumagaliev staying out of range there.
A telegraphed right hand from Dzhumagaliev misses the target.
The crowd cheers as Dzhumagaliev lands an impressive looking overhand right. Bashorov doesn't seem phased though.
Dzhumagaliev misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bashorov connects with a crisp jab.
Dzhumagaliev tries to clinch up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Dzhumagaliev.
Dzhumagaliev moves in looking to clinch but Bashorov pushes him off.
Dzhumagaliev tries a head kick but it misses.
A head kick misses from Dzhumagaliev.
Bashorov connects with a single shot there.
Dzhumagaliev keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Bashorov.
Bashorov checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.

Dzhumagaliev closes the distance and clinches.
Bashorov jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Dzhumagaliev walks away with a smile on his face. Bashorov gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Sloppy strikes from Bashorov. Those never looked like landing.
Dzhumagaliev throws a head kick that half lands.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut. Dzhumagaliev saw that one coming.
Dzhumagaliev throws a push kick but Bashorov slaps the foot to one side.
Bashorov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Bashorov misses with a straight left.
Bashorov takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Bashorov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Dzhumagaliev moves away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Dzhumagaliev darts in and clinches Bashorov up against the cage.
Dzhumagaliev misses with an elbow strike.
Bashorov is trying to force a seperation but Dzhumagaliev has the dominant position.
Dzhumagaliev holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Dzhumagaliev misses with a short punch on the inside.
Bashorov prevents a body shot from Dzhumagaliev.
Dzhumagaliev looking to stall.
Bashorov blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Bashorov pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Bashorov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Dzhumagaliev moves away.
Dzhumagaliev misses with an uppercut. Bashorov saw that one coming.
Bashorov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Bashorov throws out a powerful jab.
Bashorov takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Dzhumagaliev misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Dzhumagaliev throws a head kick but Bashorov moves out of range.
It seemed like Bashorov was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Dzhumagaliev swings for the body but Bashorov moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov moves into range and connects with a jab.
Bashorov takes a swing at Dzhumagaliev's ribcage but misses.
Dzhumagaliev lifts his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Dzhumagaliev throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Bashorov let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Dzhumagaliev uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bashorov.
Dzhumagaliev missing with a left hand there. Bashorov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Dzhumagaliev slips under a jab from Bashorov.
Bashorov cracks a nice hook into Dzhumagaliev's ribs.
Dzhumagaliev scores with a punch to the head.
Dzhumagaliev smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.

Bashorov gets a double leg takedown into Dzhumagaliev's guard.

Dzhumagaliev uses the cage to get back to his feet.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Dzhumagaliev takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Nice defenses there by Dzhumagaliev.
Bashorov takes a head kick and keeps coming.
An inside leg kick lands from Dzhumagaliev.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dzhumagaliev takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Nice sprawl there from Dzhumagaliev as Bashorov shoots in.
Dzhumagaliev cracks Bashorov with a right hand to the side of the head.
Dzhumagaliev tries a head kick but it misses.
Dzhumagaliev missing with a left hand there. Bashorov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Dzhumagaliev uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Bashorov.
Bashorov misses with a combination
and Dzhumagaliev counters with a stiff right hand.
A looping hook to the body misses from Dzhumagaliev. Bashorov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Dzhumagaliev was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
Dzhumagaliev tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Bashorov is able to avoid easily.
Dzhumagaliev displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Bashorov throws out the jab.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Bashorov scores with a sloppy right hand. Dzhumagaliev should have avoided that one.
Dzhumagaliev fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Bashorov misses with a looping right.
Bashorov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Dzhumagaliev sees it coming and avoids it easily.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Bashorov drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Bashorov connects with a jab.
Nice defenses there by Bashorov.
Dzhumagaliev scores with a jab.
Dzhumagaliev throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Bashorov scores with a nice strike.
Dzhumagaliev throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Bashorov misses with a jab, cross combination.
Dzhumagaliev's jab looks to have found its range, popping Bashorov under the eye.
Dzhumagaliev walks into a jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Dzhumagaliev loads up on a big right hand but Bashorov slips the punch.
Dzhumagaliev fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Dzhumagaliev connects with the punch.
Bashorov throws a poor cross that misses
and Dzhumagaliev counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

Bashorov is rocked!
Bashorov fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Dzhumagaliev looks to land a body kick but Bashorov moved away.
A head kick misses from Dzhumagaliev.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dzhumagaliev looks to land a left hand but Bashorov moved out of range nicely.
Bashorov has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
A swing and a miss from Bashorov.
Dzhumagaliev is looking to counter with head kicks.
Nikolai Dzhumagaliev is winning the standup battle so far.
Dzhumagaliev tries to score with a low kick but Bashorov moves his leg out of the way.
Bashorov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Bashorov connects with a good right hand that stumbles Dzhumagaliev. Dzhumagaliev circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Dzhumagaliev throws a sloppy head kick and Bashorov moves out of range easily.
Bashorov misses with a wild body shot.
Dzhumagaliev takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Dzhumagaliev dodges the punch combination from Bashorov.
Dzhumagaliev lands a nice shot that snaps Bashorov's head back.
Dzhumagaliev changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Dzhumagaliev throws an overhand right that lands on Bashorov's shoulder, as Bashorov tries to avoid the shot.
Bashorov shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Dzhumagaliev defends it nicely.
Karim Bashorov has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov slips a jab from Dzhumagaliev.
A nice leg kick lands there from Dzhumagaliev.
Dzhumagaliev slips under a jab from Bashorov.
Dzhumagaliev moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Dzhumagaliev misses with a looping right.
Dzhumagaliev throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Dzhumagaliev fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Bashorov avoids the head kick by Dzhumagaliev.
Bashorov scores with a hook.
A jab from Dzhumagaliev finds it's way through Bashorov's defenses.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut.
A little feinted left hand from Dzhumagaliev on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.

Dzhumagaliev has closed the distance and engaged Bashorov in a clinch.
A short uppercut from Dzhumagaliev.

Bashorov lands a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Dzhumagaliev tries to kick Bashorov off but Bashorov keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.
Bashorov thows a huge punch but Dzhumagaliev dodges it nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Bashorov sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Dzhumagaliev defending well though.
Bashorov wants to free his trapped foot but Dzhumagaliev is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Dzhumagaliev regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Bashorov.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Dzhumagaliev keeps moving.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Bashorov passes into half guard.
Bashorov stops Dzhumagaliev from getting back to his feet.

Bashorov seems to be working for a kimura but Dzhumagaliev defends the submission attempt.
Dzhumagaliev regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Bashorov.
Bashorov keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Dzhumagaliev's head.

And that's the end of the fight!
Nikolai Dzhumagaliev showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Dzhumagaliev 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 Chris Edwards scores the fight 30:27
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 30:27
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 30:27

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

Nikolai Dzhumagaliev 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: MFN 257: High Road     
Date:   Oct 18, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Karim Bashorov and Matthew Godbolt. Bashorov's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Hangar 18. Godbolt has chosen Trenches by Pop Evil 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
28
194 lbs
10 - 3 - 0
186 cm
32
202 lbs
21 - 14 - 4
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 14 losses and 4 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Matthew Godbolt!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, William Gold and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bashorov throws a looping overhand right but Godbolt ducks down to avoid it.
Bashorov defending well as Godbolt loads up on a big left hand.
Godbolt keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A slow jab from Godbolt misses its intended target.
Bashorov misses with a hook. Godbolt ducked under it nicely.
Godbolt tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Bashorov comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Godbolt jabs Bashorov to the body, keeping him at a distance.
A combination from Godbolt does no damage.
A telegraphed right hand from Godbolt misses the target.
Bashorov looks to land a right hand but Godbolt moved out of range.
Bashorov tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Godbolt ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bashorov moves away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Godbolt manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Godbolt is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Godbolt looks to land a right hand but Bashorov moved out of range.
Bashorov slips under a jab.
Bashorov throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Bashorov scores with a hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov throws a nice looking combination but Godbolt bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Bashorov lands a body shot.
Bashorov takes a shot to the body in his stride.

Godbolt feints and then dives in with a takedown. That was a long way out but the feint bought him enough time to close the distance and complete the takedown. Now we'll play guard for a bit and see who can get the better of that position.
Godbolt lands a couple of digs.
Godbolt working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Bashorov's head.
Godbolt throws a big elbow that misses.

Bashorov has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Godbolt is in a bit of discomfort here, but he's managed to free himself and has dived into side control! That didn't work out too well for Bashorov.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Godbolt scoring with punches from side control.
Godbolt taking a break here but Bashorov is having none of it and regains half guard.
Godbolt is nestled in close to Bashorov, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.

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!
Godbolt is looking to take a break and control but Bashorov is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

Godbolt is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Bashorov is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at Ryōzanpaku Dojo, so we'll see if he gets out of it.
Bashorov is pressing down on Godbolt's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Godbolt accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Godbolt looking to sit in guard and control but Bashorov gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Bashorov pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Godbolt is keeping the position for now.
Godbolt controls Bashorov momentarily but Bashorov frees himself.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov throwing strikes from guard but Godbolt blocks nicely.
Bashorov chips away with some ground and pound.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Godbolt keeps moving.
Bashorov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Bashorov accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Godbolt tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Godbolt working a defensive guard here.

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.
Godbolt will have to put a bit more behind his punches if he's going to do any damage from this position.
Godbolt looking for a sweep. Not yet Godbolt, not yet.
Godbolt is trying to control the position but Bashorov postures up.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Godbolt shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Bashorov as he avoids it easily.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Godbolt.
A punch combination from Bashorov misses.
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Godbolt was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut. Godbolt saw that one coming.
Bashorov fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Godbolt's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Godbolt duly obliges.
Bashorov slips a jab from Godbolt.
A decent looking cross lands there for Bashorov.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Bashorov thuds a left hand into Godbolt's body.
Bashorov slips under a jab from Godbolt.
Bashorov swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
The fighters circling - Godbolt throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Bashorov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Godbolt pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Godbolt misses with a lunging right hand
and Bashorov counters with a left and a right that stings Godbolt.
Bashorov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Godbolt.
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Godbolt was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
Bashorov swings for the body but Godbolt moves out of range.
Bashorov moves out of range as Godbolt strikes.
Godbolt takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Bashorov sizes up Godbolt with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Bashorov throws 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!
Godbolt throws a big shot that misses.
Bashorov wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Bashorov throws a hook to the side of Godbolt's head but Godbolt sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Bashorov.
Bashorov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Godbolt can do to turn this around?

Godbolt looking to score a takedown here. Bashorov is defending well but Godbolt drives through and ends up in Bashorov's guard.

Bashorov looking to try and escape his hips here, looking for a submission. It looks like he's going for a triangle but Godbolt is defending well. Bashorov quickly switches to an armbar and extends the arm! Godbolt has no choice but to tap, to a very quick submission! Wow, that was lightning fast! Bashorov celebrates on the cage, with the crowd.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:28 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Karim Bashorov!
An out of breath Karim Bashorov thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: MFN 251: Judd vs. Lemieux     
Date:   Sep 27, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Kurtis Couturier and Karim Bashorov. Couturier comes to the cage accompanied by Forever Angel. Bashorov comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Hangar 18 kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

176 cm
28
189 lbs
14 - 5 - 2
190 cm
28
194 lbs
9 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class MT
Granite chin

Bullet Proof System

GREEN!160



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 5 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of New York, Kurtis Couturier!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bashorov scores with a jab to the body.
Bashorov lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Couturier circles away quickly and effectively.
Couturier went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
A left lands for Bashorov.
Good exchange - Bashorov coming out on top.
Bashorov bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Bashorov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Couturier moves away.
Couturier drops down looking for a counter takedown but Bashorov sprawls and moves away.
Bashorov feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Couturiers jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Bashorov is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Bashorov misses with a hook.
Bashorov digs a good body shot into Couturier's ribs.
Bashorov lands with an overhand left.
Bashorov moves into range and connects with a jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bashorov throws an ugly left hook that misses

and Couturier counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
We've been hearing good reports from Couturier's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Couturier perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Bashorov gets full guard.
Couturier stopping the sweep attempt from Bashorov.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Bashorov looking for a guillotine here but Couturier defends easily.

Bashorov is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Couturier might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Bashorov wants to sweep but no luck.
Bashorov keeping moving, preventing Couturier from controlling successfully.

Couturier looking to improve position, pressing down on Bashorov's thigh with his hand. Bashorov seems to be working to lock up a guilotine though... is Couturier paying attention? Apparently not! He's locked it up tight! Couturier's face has turned purple! Will he tap? Will he! YES! He's tapped! Bashorov picked his opening and made it count! Great finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Karim Bashorov!
Karim Bashorov thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: REVO - 116     
Date:   Jul 18, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between ZaZa Mutombo and Karim Bashorov. Mutombo comes to the cage accompanied by Wyclef Jean - 911. Bashorov is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Hangar 18. The fight MMA fans around the world have waited their entire lives for!

185 cm
31
190 lbs
18 - 6 - 0
190 cm
27
194 lbs
9 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class MT
Granite chin

Spartan Nutrition

Mohito Fightwear
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, ZaZa Mutombo!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, Richard Clark and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bashorov throws a looping overhand right but Mutombo ducks down to avoid it.
As Bashorov looks to move away, Mutombo throws a big counter combo bu Bashorov just gets out of the way.
Bashorov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Mutombo.
Bashorov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Mutombo.
Mutombo staying out of range there.

Mutombo moves into the clinch.
A short left from Bashorov.

Bashorov's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Bashorov lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Mutombo fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Bashorov is out of range.
Mutombo getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Good standup being displayed there by Bashorov as he connects with a hook.
Bashorov looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Bashorov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Mutombo moves away.
Bashorov misses with a hook
and Mutombo counters with a straight right hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Mutombo misses with a hook.
Mutombo steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bashorov.
Nice uppercut there from Bashorov.
A big right from Bashorov misses.
Mutombo moves away from the strike by Bashorov.
It looked like Mutombo was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Mutombo moves away.

Mutombo has managed to clinch.
Mutombo taking a breather.
Mutombo stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Bashorov tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Mutombo smiles and moves away.
Bashorov checks the leg kick nicely there.
Bashorov misses with a looping right.
Bashorov throws a predictable looking body shot
and Mutombo counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Mutombo seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.

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

Mutombo kicks Bashorov off and gets back to his feet.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Nice body kick there by Mutombo.
Mutombo tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.

Mutombo closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
A nice left hand lands by Bashorov.

Bashorov pulls guard effortlessly.

Bashorov working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Mutombo has passed into half guard!
Bashorov wants to get back to full guard but Mutombo has passed into side control.
Mutombo is staying tight to Bashorov's torso, preventing him from escaping.
Bashorov tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Mutombo wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Mutombo misses with an attempted head punch from side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Mutombo is controlling the pace.
Mutombo trying to control the action but Bashorov is working from the bottom.
Bashorov is trying to get back to full guard.
Bashorov moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.

Bashorov looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Mutombo has picked Bashorov up and slammed him! Bashorov can't keep hold of the triangle and Mutombo manages to pass to side 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.
Mutombo trying to control the action but Bashorov is working from the bottom.
Bashorov trying to remain calm as Mutombo controls from the top position.
Bashorov manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Mutombo connects with a nice short shot to Bashorov's temple.
Mutombo trying to control from half guard but Bashorov is working away.
Mutombo wants to pass to mount but Bashorov is defending the position.
Bashorov is trying to maintain the position but Mutombo is very close to passing his half guard.
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 ZaZa Mutombo 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.


Mutombo jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Bashorov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Mutombo moves away.
Mutombo throws a right and a left that Bashorov avoids nicely.
Mutombo's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Bashorov connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Mutombo scrambles back to his feet.
Mutombo tries to clinch there but Bashorov circles away.
Mutombo misses with a jab, cross combination.
Mutombo fails with an attempt to clinch.
Bashorov misses with a takedown attempt - Mutombo sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Bashorov takes a swing at Mutombo's ribcage but misses.
A big right from Bashorov misses.
Mutombo looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Bashorov unleashes a big counter combination but Mutombo bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Mutombo.
Bashorov lands a right hook to the body.
Bashorov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Mutombo swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Bashorov now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Mutombo misses the target.
Bashorov changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Bashorov throws an overhand right that lands on Mutombo's shoulder, as Mutombo tries to avoid the shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov throws out a loose jab but Mutombo uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sloppy strikes from Mutombo. Those never looked like landing.
Mutombo swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Mutombo throws a jab but it's blocked by Bashorov.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Bashorov! But no joy.
ZaZa Mutombo is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Mutombo tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
A little jabbing left from Bashorov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Mutombo lands a nice shot to the body.
Bashorov connects with a body shot.
Mutombo slips a jab from Bashorov.
Mutombo misses with an uppercut

and Bashorov counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Bashorov.

Mutombo has scooted to the edge of the canvas and used the cage to get back to his feet. Bashorov has stuck on his opponent and is forcing him back against the cage.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Bashorov decides to pull guard.

Mutombo avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Bashorov looking for a guillotine here but Mutombo defends easily.
ZaZa Mutombo overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

Mutombo decides to stand up and beckons his opponent to follow.
Mutombo ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Mutombo works Bashorov's body with a nice hook.
Bashorov slips a jab and a cross from Mutombo.
Mutombo misses with an uppercut. Bashorov saw that one coming.
A little jabbing left from Bashorov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Bashorov moves out of range of the body kick from Mutombo.
Bashorov staying out of range there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mutombo throws a chopping leg kick but Bashorov manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
ZaZa Mutombo is winning the standup battle so far.
Mutombo swinging wildly here.
Mutombo jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Bashorov swings for the body but Mutombo moves out of range.
It looked like Mutombo wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Bashorov lands a really nice looking cross but Mutombo seems unphased.
Bashorov bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Bashorov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Mutombo manages to avoid it.
Bashorov scores with a jab.
Mutombo scores with a head kick.
Mutombo scores with a nice head shot.
Bashorov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Mutombo.
Mutombo tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Sloppy strikes from Mutombo. Those never looked like landing.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bashorov shoots in and drives through. Mutombo sprawls well.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut. Mutombo saw that one coming.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mutombo misses with a kick to the body.

Bashorov scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.

Mutombo bucks up and manages to escape back to his feet!
Bashorov gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Mutombo misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Bashorov throws a body shot but no joy.
Bashorov looks to land a combination. Mutombo sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Bashorov catches Mutombo with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Mutombo tries to move into range but Bashorov moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Bashorov lunges at Mutombo with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Mutombo's hand.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Bashorov lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Bashorov looks to throw the jab but Mutombo is out of range.
Mutombo staying out of range there.
Mutombo dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Bashorov. That did some damage!
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 ZaZa Mutombo will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Mutombo misses with a hook.
Mutombo missing with a left hand there. Bashorov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Mutombo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Mutombo swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Bashorov avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Bashorov misses the jab.
Mutombo defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Bashorov.
Mutombo takes a swing at Bashorov's ribcage but misses.
Mutombo feints and then cracks Bashorov's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Bashorov down.
Bashorov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Mutombo manages to avoid it.
A big right from Bashorov misses.
Bashorov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Mutombo throwing a counter right hand but Bashorov manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mutombo tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Bashorov paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Bashorov tries to bum rush Mutombo with a series of wild strikes but Mutombo uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Mutombo tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Bashorov has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Mutombo.
A cross from Bashorov lands.
Mutombo moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov throws out a loose jab but Mutombo uses good head movement to avoid it.
A counter left hand to the body from Mutombo misses its target.
Mutombo staying out of range there.
Mutombo walks into a left hand.
The fighters circling - Bashorov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Mutombo was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
Bashorov throws a poor cross that misses
and Mutombo counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Bashorov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Mutombo bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Mutombo bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Bashorov's head backwards.
Mutombo lands with a kick to the ribs.
Mutombo on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Mutombo tries to work over Bashorov's front leg with a kick but Bashorov checks it.
Bashorov looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Mutombo throws a half hearted mid kick.
Mutombo looks to throw the jab but Bashorov is out of range.
Mutombo moves away from the strike by Bashorov.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov misses with a lunging right hand
and Mutombo counters with an outside leg kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Mutombo connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Bashorov momentarily.
Bashorov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Mutombo misses with a straight right.
Mutombo tries to bum rush Bashorov with a series of wild strikes but Bashorov uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Bashorov misses with a hook
and Mutombo counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Bashorov connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Mutombo is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
A swing and a miss from Bashorov.
Mutombo swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Bashorov shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Mutombo pinned against the cage. Mutombo gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Mutombo is looking to clinch but Bashorov is avoiding it.
Bashorov tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Mutombo connects with a nice looking jab.
Mutombo throws a sloppy head kick and Bashorov moves out of range easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov scores with a sloppy right hand. Mutombo should have avoided that one.
Bashorov moves out of range of the strikes.
Mutombo tries to close the distance and clinch but Bashorov swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Bashorov checks a leg kick.
Bashorov circles away from the clinch attempt.
Bashorov lands with a straight right. Mutombo didn't see that one coming.
Bashorov throws the left hand but Mutombo avoids the punch easily.
Bashorov keeps the fight on the outside.
Bashorov connects with a right hand. Mutombo shakes it off.
Bashorov fails with a takedown attempt.
ZaZa Mutombo has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Karim Bashorov.
Mutombo defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Bashorov.
Mutombo moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Mutombo walks into a jab.
Bashorov slips under a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Bashorov misses with a right hand
and Mutombo counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Bashorov thinking.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bashorov tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Mutombo throws a head kick that Bashorov semi-blocks.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.
Mutombo tries to clinch up but Bashorov circles away and keeps his distance.
Bashorov is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Bashorov takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Bashorov slips under a jab from Mutombo.
Mutombo throws a leg kick which misses Bashorov's front leg but catches the back leg as Bashorov tries to avoid it.
Bashorov throws a hook but Mutombo avoids it easily.
Mutombo displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Bashorov throws out the jab.
Mutombo slips under a jab from Bashorov.
Mutombo connects with a right hand. Bashorov shakes it off.
Danga de danga de dang - Mutombo scores with a four punch combination!
Bashorov misses with a body punch
and Mutombo counters with a stiff right hand.
Mutombo walks into a jab.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

ZaZa Mutombo clearly takes that round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Mutombo throws the left hand but Bashorov avoids the punch easily.
Mutombo wants to clinch but Bashorov slips to the side
and Bashorov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Mutombo looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Bashorov throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Mutombo on the side of the head.
Mutombo throws a jab but it's blocked by Bashorov.
Bashorov moves into range and connects with a jab.
Bashorov circles away from the clinch attempt.
Mutombo misses with an uppercut
and Bashorov makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Bashorov looks to land a right hand but Mutombo moved out of range.
Mutombo keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Bashorov.

Bashorov fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Mutombo sprawls well initially but Bashorov persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Mutombo is defending against the submission attempts here by Bashorov.
Mutombo wants to get back to full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Mutombo defending well though.
Mutombo blocking the ground and pound attempt from Bashorov.
Bashorov throwing shots but Mutombo is blocking nicely.
Mutombo is looking to escape.
Bashorov takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Bashorov is pressing down on Mutombo's thigh, looking to free his foot. Mutombo is holding on for now.
Mutombo wants to improve his position but Bashorov is controlling well.
Bashorov is thwarting Mutombo's attempts to control the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Bashorov not doing much here.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Mutombo tries to clinch but Bashorov moves away
and Bashorov counters with a nice uppercut.
Mutombo thuds his right hand into Bashorov's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Mutombo ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.
Mutombo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Mutombo misses with a jab, cross combination.
Mutombo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bashorov.
Both fighters circling a little - Mutombo finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Mutombo throws a right and a left that both miss.
A punch combination from Mutombo misses.
A nice side step and Bashorov releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Bashorov throws a wild combination but nothing lands.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov lands a nice shot that snaps Mutombo's head back.
Bashorov checks the leg kick nicely there.
Bashorov looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Bashorov misses with a left hand
and Mutombo counters with a straight right hand.
Bashorov throws a body punch but Mutombo moves out of range.
Bashorov works the jab nicely.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.
Mutombo lifts his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.

Mutombo gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Bashorov to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Mutombo wants to sweep but no luck.
Bashorov sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Mutombo's guard.
Bashorov seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Mutombo does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Bashorov connects with a nice short shot to Mutombo's temple.
Bashorov is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.

Bashorov 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.
Mutombo is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov 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!


Mutombo slips under a jab.
Mutombo is looking to counter punch.
Mutombo tries to clinch but Bashorov moves away

and Bashorov decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Mutombo's guard.
Mutombo bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Bashorov's guard.


Mutombo gets to his feet. Bashorov looking to butt scoot but the ref puts an end to that. On your feet son!
A lazy left from Bashorov finds it's target.
Mutombo throws a shot from downtown. Bashorov moves away and avoids it.
Bashorov misses with a hook. Mutombo ducked under it nicely.
A big right from Bashorov misses.
Mutombo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bashorov.
Bashorov lands with an overhand left.
Bashorov throws a jab but it's blocked by Mutombo.
An attempted straight right counter from Mutombo misses the target.
Mutombo misses the shot to the body.
Bashorov throws a jab when Mutombo was well out of range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Mutombo moves out of range of the strikes.
Bashorov lands a jab to Mutombo's midsection.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Mutombo was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
Mutombo throwing a counter right hand but Bashorov manages to avoid it.
Bashorov throws out a loose jab but Mutombo uses good head movement to avoid it.
A nice combination there by Bashorov.
Bashorov looks to score with a jab to the body but Mutombo is just out of range.
Bashorov fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
A telegraphed right hand from Bashorov misses the target.
An attempted straight right counter from Mutombo misses the target.
Bashorov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Mutombo sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Mutombo throws a low kick but it's checked well by Bashorov.
Bashorov misses with a hook. Mutombo ducked under it nicely.
Bashorov cracks a nice hook into Mutombo's ribs.
Mutombo takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Mutombo throws out a leg kick but Bashorov moves out of range and Mutombo only half commits.
Bashorov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Mutombo throws a head kick that misses.
Bashorov misses with a hook
and Mutombo counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Karim Bashorov has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mutombo pivots, looking for a leg kick but Bashorov is out of range and Mutombo settles back down.
Mutombo misses with a looping left.
Bashorov lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bashorov closes the distance and clinches up with Mutombo, looking for a takedown. Bashorov pushes Mutombo against the cage but Mutombo circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Mutombo lands a nice leg kick that just misses Bashorov's sensitive parts.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Mutombo 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 Bashorov has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Bashorov and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Bashorov throws an off balance right hand
and Mutombo counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Bashorov throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Mutombo counters with a nice body shot.

Mutombo rushes Bashorov and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.

Bashorov breaks the clinch.
Bashorov tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Mutombo defends well and Bashorov ends up having to push Mutombo into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Mutombo throws an off balance right hand
letting Bashorov counter with a right hand.
Bashorov lands a body shot.
A big left from Mutombo misses.
Bashorov swinging wildly here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mutombo walks into a straight right hand from Bashorov.
Bashorov throws a jab but it's blocked by Mutombo.
Mutombo throws a big counter combination but Bashorov scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Mutombo lands a nice hook to Bashorov's body. Bashorov takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Mutombo on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Mutombo misses the shot to the body.
Good leg kick by Mutombo there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Mutombo misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Mutombo throws a low kick but Bashorov avoids it.
Bashorov lands with a cross.
Mutombo scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
A decent looking cross lands there for Bashorov.
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!
Bashorov walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Bashorov throws a left and a right that both miss
and Bashorov takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Mutombo finds it's way through Bashorov's defenses.
Bashorov throws the left hand but Mutombo avoids the punch easily.
Mutombo tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Bashorov manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Bashorov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Mutombo sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Bashorov throws an overhand right that lands on Mutombo's shoulder, as Mutombo tries to avoid the shot.
ZaZa Mutombo is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Bashorov keeps the fight on the outside.
Bashorov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Mutombo misses with an uppercut. Bashorov saw that one coming.
Bashorov's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Mutombo throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Bashorov missing with a left hand there. Mutombo was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Bashorov takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.

Mutombo clinches up with Bashorov and pushes him back against the cage.
Bashorov jumps guard but Mutombo stands there with Bashorov around his waist. Bashorov gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
ZaZa Mutombo has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Karim Bashorov.
Mutombo blocks an uppercut.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Karim Bashorov.
I think Mutombo 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 Chris Edwards scores the fight 48:47
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 48:47
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... ZaZa Mutombo!

ZaZa Mutombo retains his middleweight title!
Our winner, ZaZa Mutombo, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: REVO - 114     
Date:   Jun 20, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Karim Bashorov and Maester Ochu. Bashorov's entrance music is Hangar 18. A fine choice. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

190 cm
27
194 lbs
8 - 2 - 0
172 cm
32
195 lbs
23 - 14 - 0
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Maester Ochu!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, Sam Margolis and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ochu swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Ochu defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Bashorov.
A chopping leg kick lands by Ochu.
Ochu wants to slow Bashorov down by chopping away at his legs.
Ochu slips a straight right by Bashorov.
Nice body punch from Bashorov.
Bashorov checks the leg kick nicely there.
Ochu thows a left - swing and a miss!
Ochu takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Ochu throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Bashorov counters with a straight right hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov shoots in looking for a takedown. Ochu tries to sprawl out of it but Bashorov keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Ochu manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Ochu throws out a counter right but Bashorov avoids it with no problem.
Bashorov rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Ochu moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Bashorov looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Bashorov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Ochu.
A quick step to the side and Bashorov tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ochu throws a series of punches but Bashorov avoids them all with ease.
Bashorov lands a nice shot that snaps Ochu's head back.
Nice body punch from Bashorov.
Bashorov scores with a hook to the body. Ochu takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Ochu 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.
Bashorov with a hook.
Ochu takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Bashorov misses the jab.
Karim Bashorov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bashorov lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Ochu circles away quickly and effectively.
Bashorov swats away the attempt to clinch by Ochu.
Bashorov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Ochu avoids the body shot from Bashorov.
Bashorov 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.
Bashorov displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Ochu connects with a jab.
Ochu thows a left - swing and a miss!
Bashorov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ochu moves away.
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Ochu was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
Ochu is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
Bashorov scores with a jab to the body.
Bashorov is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Ochu with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Bashorov moves out of range of the strikes.
Bashorov went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Bashorov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ochu moves away.
Bashorov looks to throw the jab but Ochu is out of range.
Bashorov throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Ochu looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Bashorov goes for a double leg but Ochu avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Ochu continues to drive forward.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Karim Bashorov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Ochu misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Bashorov fails to land with a series of punches.
Bashorov is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Bashorov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Ochu.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Sloppy strikes from Ochu. Those never looked like landing.
Bashorov cracks a nice hook into Ochu's ribs.
Bashorov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Ochu manages to avoid it.
Ochu wants to slow Bashorov down by chopping away at his legs.
Ochu takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
A lazy left from Bashorov finds it's target.
Bashorov thuds his right hand into Ochu's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Ochu bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Ochu misses with a double jab.
Bashorov checks a leg kick.
Bashorov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Ochu is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Bashorov with a body shot.
Bashorov defending well as Ochu loads up on a big left hand.
Ochu misses with an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A punch combination from Ochu 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!
Bashorov lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Ochu at a distance.
Bashorov changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Ochu on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Bashorov scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Bashorov scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Jab by Bashorov.
Bashorov throws a looping overhand right but Ochu ducks down to avoid it.
Bashorov shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Ochu as he jumps to the side.
Ochu takes one on the button.
A telegraphed right hand from Bashorov misses the target.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A low kick from Ochu misses
and Bashorov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Ochu misses with a body kick.
A slapping leg kick lands for Ochu.
Ochu throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Karim Bashorov is winning the standup battle so far.
A left and a right from Bashorov both land. Nice combination.
Nice shot lands for Bashorov.
Ochu avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Ochu throws out a counter right but Bashorov avoids it with no problem.
Bashorov chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Ochu can pounce on him.
Good shot there by Bashorov.
Bashorov lands with a right hand.
Bashorov throws a lazy right hand but Ochu sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Ochu scores with a hook.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Ochu looks to land a combination but Bashorov avoids it well.
Bashorov drops down looking for a counter takedown but Ochu sprawls and moves away.
Ochu takes one to the side of the head.
Maester Ochu is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Ochu.
Ochu throws a nice looking combination but Bashorov bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Bashorov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ochu moves away.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Bashorov.
Ochu throws a leg kick but Bashorov checks it.
Bashorov misses with a wild body shot.
Bashorov fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Good exchange - Bashorov coming out on top.
Bashorov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Bashorov lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Ochu slips under a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Bashorov misses with a wild body shot.
A little jabbing left from Ochu on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
A cross from Ochu lands.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A swing and a miss from Bashorov.
Ochu is looking for the big counter here.
Bashorov scores with a jab to the head.
A telegraphed right hand from Bashorov misses the target.
A little jabbing left from Ochu on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
No joy there for Ochu, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Bashorov on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Bashorov connects with a good right hand that stumbles Ochu. Ochu circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Bashorov just misses with a punch to the body.
Ochu throws out a counter right but Bashorov avoids it with no problem.
Ochu slips under a jab from Bashorov.
Bashorov tries to bum rush Ochu with a series of wild strikes but Ochu uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Ochu lands a really nice looking cross but Bashorov seems unphased.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Bashorov looks to land a combination but Ochu avoids it well.
A right-left combo lands from Bashorov.
Ochu lands a nice leg kick that just misses Bashorov's sensitive parts.
Bashorov throws a body shot but no joy.
Bashorov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bashorov lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Ochu displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Bashorov throws out the jab.
Bashorov connects with a jab.
A telegraphed right hand from Ochu misses the target.
Bashorov needs to keep his hands up - Ochu had a free shot at his head there.
Ochu thuds his right hand into Bashorov's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bashorov throws a right and a left that both miss.
A slow jab from Bashorov misses its intended target.
Bashorov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Ochu can do to turn this around?

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov looks to land a right hand but Ochu moved out of range.
Bashorov looks to throw the jab but Ochu is out of range.
Ochu defending well as Bashorov loads up on a big left hand.
Despite the aggression on Ochu's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Ochu might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Bashorov has got the better of the exchanges.
Ochu throws a leg kick but Bashorov checks it.
Ochu uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Bashorov.
Ochu swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
A jab from Ochu misses.
The crowd cheers as Bashorov lands an impressive looking overhand right. Ochu doesn't seem phased though.
Ochu fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Bashorov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Ochu was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
Ochu swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Bashorov moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Ochu displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Bashorov throws out the jab.
Ochu missing with a left hand there. Bashorov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov dominated that second round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Bashorov misses with a straight left.
Bashorov tries for a takedown but Ochu sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Ochu steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Ochu slips a straight right by Bashorov.
Ochu is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Bashorov.
Bashorov fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Ochu looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Bashorov swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Ochu uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bashorov.
Bashorov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

Bashorov fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Ochu to the ground. Bashorov is now in Ochu's guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ochu looking to hit a scissor sweep but Bashorov is one step ahead there.

Ochu manages to wriggle out and sneak his way back up to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched up against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Ochu.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ochu digs a right hand into Bashorov's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Bashorov's gas tank.
Bashorov wants to break free but Ochu has control.
Ochu softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Ochu lands a shoulder strike.
Bashorov is looking to break free of the clinch but Ochu has double underhooks.
Bashorov tries a body shot but Ochu blocks it.
Ochu stalling the fight.
Ochu misses with a body punch.
Ochu misses with a body punch.

Ochu manages to break the clinch.
Ochu lands a jab to the nose.
Bashorov swings for the body but Ochu moves out of range.
Bashorov paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Ochu thows a left - swing and a miss!
Bashorov swings widly with a right hand
and Ochu counters with a two punch combo.
Maester Ochu has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ochu lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Ochu.
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!
Ochu jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Ochu throws a low kick but Bashorov avoids it.
Ochu looks to land a combination but Bashorov avoids it well.
Ochu ducks under a wild hook from Bashorov.
Ochu looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Bashorov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bashorov misses with the combination.
It seemed like Ochu was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
A swing and a miss from Bashorov.
The crowd cheers as Bashorov lands an impressive looking overhand right. Ochu doesn't seem phased though.
Bashorov misses with a jab, cross combination.
Bashorov shoots in and drives through. Ochu sprawls well.
Ochu throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Bashorov drives through with a takedown into Ochu's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Ochu is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Bashorov passes Ochu's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Bashorov is nestled in close to Ochu, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Bashorov will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Ochu manages to get to full guard.
Ochu looking for a sweep. Not yet Ochu, not yet.
Ochu working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Bashorov.
Ochu looking to hit a scissor sweep but Bashorov is one step ahead there.
Ochu lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Karim Bashorov is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov working a defensive guard here.
Ochu is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Ochu trying to control the position from guard on top but Bashorov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Ochu is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Ochu throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Bashorov works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

And that's the end of the fight!
Maester Ochu comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Bashorov has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 29:28
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 29:28
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Karim Bashorov!

During a confident post fight interview, Karim Bashorov thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: REVO - 112     
Date:   May 24, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Karim Bashorov and ZaZa Mutombo. Bashorov comes to the cage accompanied by Hangar 18. Mutombo has chosen Wyclef Jean - 911 as his entrance music. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

190 cm
27
194 lbs
8 - 1 - 0
185 cm
31
190 lbs
16 - 6 - 0
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, ZaZa Mutombo!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, Donald Grub and Andrew Berry.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bashorov misses with a looping left.
Bashorov throws a combination. Mutombo tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Bashorov misses the jab.
Bashorov backing away here, and Mutombo unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Bashorov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Mutombo is looking to score with low kicks.
Mutombo lands a nice shot to the body.
A cross from Bashorov lands.
Bashorov scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Bashorov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bashorov tries to bum rush Mutombo with a series of wild strikes but Mutombo uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Bashorov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Mutombo flicks out a counter leg kick but Bashorov steps away.
Bashorov throws a lazy right hand but Mutombo sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Mutombo bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Jab, jab by Bashorov - just one landing.
Good leg kick by Mutombo there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Mutombo waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Bashorov.
A jab from Mutombo misses.
Bashorov throws a body punch but Mutombo moves out of range.

Mutombo closes the distance and clinches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov managing to block the knees to the body from Mutombo.
A nice left hand lands by Mutombo.

Bashorov gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.
Mutombo trying to keep a closed guard but Bashorov is proving a slippery customer.
Mutombo wants to stand and escape but Bashorov is having none of it.
Bashorov trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Mutombo pulls Bashorov in to control the position.
Bashorov throws a big elbow that misses.
Mutombo is trying to control the position but Bashorov postures up.
Bashorov with a flurry of punches that miss.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mutombo wants to sweep here but Bashorov controlling him for the moment.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Mutombo keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Bashorov.
Mutombo lands with an uppercut that bounces Bashorov off the cage and back into range.
ZaZa Mutombo is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Bashorov misses the shot to the body.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut. Mutombo saw that one coming.
Mutombo waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Bashorov.
Bashorov paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Bashorov lands with a right hand.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bashorov dodges the punch combination from Mutombo.
Nice shot lands for Bashorov.
Bashorov misses with a hook. Mutombo ducked under it nicely.
Mutombo misses with a jab, cross combination.
Bashorov throws a looping overhand right but Mutombo ducks down to avoid it.
Mutombo misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Bashorov throws a wild combination but nothing lands.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut.
Nice cross by Mutombo.
Mutombo moves forwards but Bashorov connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Mutombo misses with a straight right.

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

Mutombo's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Mutombo tries to clinch but Bashorov is having none of it.
Mutombo takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Mutombo's coach down at V Elite Gym was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Mutombo's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Mutombo lands with an uppercut that bounces Bashorov off the cage and back into range.
Mutombo fails with an attempt to clinch.
Bashorov misses with a straight left.
Mutombo takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Mutombo tries to move into range but Bashorov moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Bashorov throws a shot to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A swing and a miss from Bashorov.
Bashorov moves out of range of the strikes.
Mutombo tries to clinch up but Bashorov circles away and keeps his distance.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mutombo moves out of range as Bashorov strikes.
Mutombo is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Mutombo lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Bashorov takes a swing at Mutombo's ribcage but misses.

Mutombo closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Mutombo looking to slow down the pace here.
Bashorov lands a nice uppercut.
Mutombo tries to throw a body punch but Bashorov avoids it by throwing Mutombo back against the cage.

Mutombo escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Mutombo ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Bashorov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Mutombo throws out the jab.
Bashorov connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Mutombo's hands.
Bashorov throws a jab when Mutombo was well out of range.
Bashorov goes for a double leg but Mutombo avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Mutombo continues to drive forward.
Bashorov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Mutombo lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Mutombo throws a head kick that misses.
Mutombo misses with the combination.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Bashorov tests Mutombo's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut. Mutombo saw that one coming.
Mutombo misses with a hook.
Bashorov scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Mutombo fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Mutombo tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Bashorov paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Mutombo misses the jab.
Mutombo swings for the body but Bashorov moves out of range.
Mutombo takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Mutombo throws a leg kick but Bashorov sees it coming and moves out of range.
Bashorov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Bashorov scores with a crisp jab that stopped Mutombo in his tracks.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Bashorov, as that shot connected.
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!
Good shot there by Mutombo.
Mutombo throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Bashorov blocks a head kick by Mutombo.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mutombo doesn't manage to clinch there - Bashorov circles away.
Mutombo tries to close the distance and clinch but Bashorov swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Mutombo slips a jab from Bashorov.
Bashorov moves out of range of the body kick from Mutombo.
A quick step to the side and Bashorov tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.

Mutombo moves into the clinch.
Mutombo tries to throw a body punch but Bashorov avoids it by throwing Mutombo back against the cage.
Mutombo misses with some punches.
Bashorov tries for a takedown but Mutombo manages to get underhooks.

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

Mutombo moves into the clinch.

Bashorov breaks from the clinch.

Mutombo closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Bashorov jumps guard but Mutombo turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Mutombo fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Mutombo displaying some good clinch control by pressing Bashorov up against the cage.
Bashorov has had enough of the clinch but Mutombo keeps him there for the moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mutombo misses with a body punch.
Bashorov managing to block the knees to the body from Mutombo.
Mutombo doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Mutombo stalling in the clinch but Bashorov improves position.

Bashorov pulls Mutombo into guard.
Mutombo is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Bashorov working a defensive guard here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Bashorov looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Mutombo sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Mutombo wants to control from the top but Bashorov keeps moving.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Bashorov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Mutombo throws out the jab.
Bashorov tests Mutombo's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A big left from Bashorov misses.
A good leg kick by Mutombo.
Mutombo slips a straight right by Bashorov.
Mutombo was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Bashorov lands a nice shot to the body.
Bashorov misses with a wild combination.
Mutombo lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
A lazy left from Mutombo finds it's target.
That kick from Mutombo tenderised Bashorov's leg. Bashorov is trying to keep his angry face on.
Mutombo keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Karim Bashorov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Mutombo tries to clinch but Bashorov moves out of range.
Mutombo takes a shot right to the bread basket.
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 Karim Bashorov will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Bashorov comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Mutombo throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
A big right from Bashorov misses.
Bashorov moves away from the strike by Mutombo.
Mutombo stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Bashorov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Mutombo.
Mutombo throws a leg kick but Bashorov sees it coming and checks it nicely.
A little feinted left hand from Bashorov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Mutombo wants to clinch up but Bashorov keeps it at a distance.
A little feinted left hand from Bashorov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Karim Bashorov is winning the standup battle so far.
Mutombo moves in looking to clinch but Bashorov pushes him off.
Bashorov lands with a good body shot.
Mutombo misses with a two punch combination.
Mutombo fails with an attempt to clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fighters circling - Mutombo throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

Mutombo gets caught napping as Bashorov dives in and scores a takedown. Mutombo manages to retain guard.
Bashorov won't allow Mutombo to sweep him here.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Mutombo keeping moving, preventing Bashorov from controlling successfully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Mutombo manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Bashorov manages to get himself to full guard.

Bashorov bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Mutombo's guard.

Bashorov postures up.
Bashorov pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Mutombo is keeping the position for now.
Bashorov trying to control but Mutombo is working from the bottom.
Bashorov throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mutombo keeping moving, preventing Bashorov from controlling successfully.
Mutombo controls Bashorov momentarily but Bashorov frees himself.
Karim Bashorov overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Bashorov wants to pass the guard but Mutombo is keeping the position.
Bashorov postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov connects with a couple of short punches.

Mutombo has scooted to the edge of the canvas and used the cage to get back to his feet. Bashorov has stuck on his opponent and is forcing him back against the cage.
Mutombo misses with a body punch.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Bashorov looking for a takedown.
Bashorov jumps guard but Mutombo stands there with Bashorov around his waist. Bashorov gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Bashorov tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Karim Bashorov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Mutombo has Bashorov pressed against the cage.
Bashorov blocking some punches.
Mutombo tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov blocks an uppercut.
Mutombo tries a body shot but Bashorov blocks it.
Bashorov jumps guard but Mutombo turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Mutombo misses with a hook to the ribs.
Mutombo fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A short body shot lands from Mutombo as the two fighters clinch.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Bashorov tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Mutombo smiles and moves away.
Bashorov lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Bashorov connects with a body shot.
Bashorov misses with a hook
and Mutombo counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Mutombo throws an overhand right that lands on Bashorov's shoulder, as Bashorov tries to avoid the shot.
Mutombo takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but ZaZa Mutombo just about did enough to take it.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Bashorov blocks a jab.
Bashorov takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Mutombo bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Bashorov keeps the fight on the outside.
Bashorov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Mutombo ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bashorov moves away.
Bashorov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Bashorov misses with a wild combination.
Mutombo tries a head kick but it misses.
Mutombo misses with an attempted mid kick.
Bashorov digs a good body shot into Mutombo's ribs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mutombo throws a nice outside leg kick.
Mutombo connects with a right hand. Bashorov shakes it off.
Mutombo fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Bashorov is out of range.
Bashorov lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Mutombo at a distance.
Bashorov misses the jab.
Mutombo takes a shot to the body in his stride.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov avoids a punch combination nicely.
Bashorov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Mutombo.
Mutombo on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Bashorov moves out of range of the strikes.
Mutombo has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Mutombo there as he acknowledges the shot.
Bashorov throws a jab but it's blocked by Mutombo.
Mutombo looks to land a left hand but Bashorov moved out of range nicely.
Bashorov misses with a takedown attempt - Mutombo sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Bashorov throws a looping overhand right but Mutombo ducks down to avoid it.
Mutombo misses with a looping left.
Mutombo closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.

Mutombo closes the distance and clinches.
Mutombo misses with a body punch.
Mutombo has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov working hard to break the clinch.

Bashorov breaks the clinch.
Mutombo slips a jab from Bashorov.
Bashorov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Bashorov shoots for a takedown but Mutombo saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Bashorov throws out a loose jab but Mutombo uses good head movement to avoid it.
Mutombo throws a sloppy head kick and Bashorov moves out of range easily.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bashorov scores with a shot to the body.
Mutombo tries to clinch but Bashorov is having none of it.
A swing and a miss from Bashorov.
It seemed like Mutombo was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Bashorov slips a straight right by Mutombo.
Mutombo rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Bashorov moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Mutombo throws the left hand but Bashorov avoids the punch easily.
Mutombo takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Bashorov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Mutombo misses with a body kick.
Bashorov is looking to counter punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mutombo defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Bashorov.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Karim Bashorov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Mutombo waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Bashorov.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut. Mutombo saw that one coming.
Bashorov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Mutombo keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Mutombo throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Mutombo bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Bashorov throws a jab when Mutombo was well out of range.
Mutombo punishes Bashorov's body with a nice straight punch.
Sloppy strikes from Mutombo. Those never looked like landing.

Mutombo closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Mutombo misses with a hook from the clinch.
ZaZa Mutombo seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Mutombo tries a body shot but Bashorov blocks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mutombo lands with a left to the head.
Bashorov jumps guard but Mutombo turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Bashorov gets through Mutombo's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Bashorov tries to break the clinch but Mutombo is controlling the position.
Mutombo looking to stall.
Mutombo misses with a punch on the inside.

Bashorov breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Mutombo misses with a two punch combination.
Bashorov is looking to counter punch.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut.
A looping hook to the body misses from Mutombo. Bashorov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bashorov was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Mutombo throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Bashorov's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Bashorov duly obliges.
Bashorov punishes Mutombo's body with a nice straight punch.
Bashorov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Mutombo flicks out a counter leg kick but Bashorov steps away.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but ZaZa Mutombo 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. So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


Bashorov throws an off balance right hand
and Mutombo counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A combination from Bashorov does no damage.
Mutombo blocks a jab.
A little jabbing left from Mutombo on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Bashorov connects with a crisp jab.

Bashorov gets the takedown into side control.
Bashorov has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Bashorov in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
Mutombo regains half guard, as Bashorov was trying to land strikes.
Bashorov drops an elbow to the side of Mutombo's head.
Mutombo is refusing to be controlled, as Bashorov sits in half guard.
Mutombo wants to control but Bashorov is keeping busy and won't allow it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Mutombo is concentrating on defense, preventing Bashorov from advancing position.
Mutombo avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Bashorov.
Bashorov missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Bashorov thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Mutombo's head.
Bashorov thows a huge punch but Mutombo dodges it nicely.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Mutombo looks to land a right hand but Bashorov moved out of range.
Mutombo bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Bashorov's head backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mutombo tries to clinch but Bashorov moves out of range.
Bashorov blocks a jab.
Bashorov jabs Mutombo right on the nose. Mutombo blinks but takes it well.
Bashorov looks to land a right hand but Mutombo moved out of range.
Jab, jab by Bashorov - just one landing.
Bashorov takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Mutombo goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Bashorov shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Mutombo but Mutombo pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Mutombo throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Bashorov.
Bashorov keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Mutombo keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Bashorov.
Bashorov blocks a jab.
Mutombo throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Bashorov stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
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 jab from Bashorov misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mutombo swings for the body but Bashorov moves out of range.
Mutombo misses with a hook. Bashorov ducked under it nicely.
Bashorov lands with a right hand.
Mutombo uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Bashorov.
Mutombo lands a jab-cross combination.
Mutombo takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Bashorov throws a looping overhand right but Mutombo ducks down to avoid it.
Mutombo on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Mutombo misses with a head kick.
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Mutombo was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
The fight stays on the outside here - Mutombo looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Bashorov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bashorov closes this distance looking for a takedown but Mutombo circles away.
Mutombo is looking to land body kicks.
Bashorov throws a body punch but Mutombo moves out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.
Mutombo lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Mutombo tries to close the distance and clinch but Bashorov swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Bashorov is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Mutombo looks for the body kick but Bashorov saw that one coming.
Bashorov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Mutombo.
Mutombo slips under a jab.
A little jabbing left from Mutombo on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Mutombo lands a jab to the head.
Mutombo loads up on a big right hand but Bashorov slips the punch.
Mutombo waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Bashorov.
Mutombo keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Bashorov.
Bashorov misses with a left hand
and Mutombo counters with a good, hard body kick but Bashorov shrugs it off.
Mutombo looks to throw the jab but Bashorov is out of range.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Bashorov.

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 Karim Bashorov.
I think Bashorov 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 Phil Schofield scores the fight 48:49
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 46:49
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 48:48

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... ZaZa Mutombo!

ZaZa Mutombo is the new middleweight champion!
During a confident post fight interview, ZaZa Mutombo thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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RATING
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Event: REVO - 110     
Date:   May 02, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Stan TheMan and Karim Bashorov. TheMan comes to the cage accompanied by Get Up Again. Bashorov is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Hangar 18. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

181 cm
37
202 lbs
39 - 25 - 1
190 cm
26
194 lbs
7 - 1 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Granite chin

Pearson Specter Litt
SP Ultimate Nutrition

GREEN!160



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 39 wins, 25 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Stan TheMan!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, Steven Brown and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice uppercut there from Bashorov.
Bashorov misses with a hook.
Bashorov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Bashorov rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but TheMan moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
TheMan scores with a leg kick.
TheMan fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Bashorov.
TheMan throws a jab but it's blocked by Bashorov.
Bashorov lands a really nice looking cross but TheMan seems unphased.
Bashorov throws a lazy uppercut
and TheMan counters with a straight right hand.
Bashorov swings for the body but TheMan moves out of range.
Bashorov thuds his right hand into TheMan's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Bashorov digs a good body shot into TheMan's ribs.
TheMan takes a swing at Bashorov's ribcage but misses.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bashorov looks to throw the jab but TheMan is out of range.
TheMan throws a body punch but Bashorov moves out of range.
TheMan fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Bashorov checks it well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov tries to bum rush TheMan with a series of wild strikes but TheMan uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Good work by Bashorov as he checks the leg kick.
A jab from TheMan misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bashorov. TheMan does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bashorov looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
It appears TheMan was looking to counter with a kick there.
A big left from TheMan misses.
TheMan gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
TheMan thows a left - swing and a miss!
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Bashorov 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.

Bashorov scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
TheMan tries to get to full guard but Bashorov has control of the leg.
Bashorov drops an elbow to the side of TheMan's head.
TheMan is concentrating on defense, preventing Bashorov from advancing position.
Bashorov wants to free his trapped foot but TheMan is holding on for dear life with his legs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
TheMan trying to hold on to Bashorov's head to control him but Bashorov postures up.
TheMan is controlling Bashorov's position as best he can from this difficult position.
TheMan punching from the bottom.
Bashorov trying to pass the guard but TheMan defending well.
TheMan is in a tricky position. We've heard reports from his gym mates at ~T~ Troid - Gym that he's been drilling escapes, so let's see if he can get back to his feet.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
TheMan 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.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov cracks TheMan with a good jab.
Bashorov throws a right and a left that both miss.
A telegraphed right hand from TheMan misses the target.
Bashorov swings and misses with a shot to the body
and TheMan counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Bashorov just misses with a punch to the body.
Bashorov swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Nice uppercut there from Bashorov.
Bashorov punishes TheMan's body with a nice straight punch.
Stan TheMan is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
TheMan throws an overhand right that lands on Bashorov's shoulder, as Bashorov tries to avoid the shot.
TheMan throws an overhand right that lands on Bashorov's shoulder, as Bashorov tries to avoid the shot.
Bashorov looks for a takedown but TheMan sprawls well.
Bashorov misses with a looping left.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov takes a swing at TheMan's ribcage but misses.
TheMan wants to land a leg kick but Bashorov is out of range.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Bashorov swings for the body but TheMan moves out of range.
TheMan misses with a low kick as Bashorov jumps back.
A cross from TheMan lands.
Bashorov throws a hook but TheMan blocks it.
Bashorov dodges the punch combination from TheMan.
TheMan misses with an uppercut.
Bashorov misses with a body punch
and TheMan counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Bashorov has his takedown stuffed
and TheMan counters with a slapping leg kick.
TheMan listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
TheMan moves out of range of the strikes.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


TheMan takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Bashorov throws a big shot that misses.
Karim Bashorov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Bashorov throws a hook to the side of TheMan's head but TheMan sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Karim Bashorov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bashorov misses with a left hand
and TheMan counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Bashorov looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Bashorov throws a jab but it's blocked by TheMan.
TheMan moves out of range as Bashorov strikes.
A big right from TheMan misses.
Bashorov 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.
Bashorov misses with a double jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sloppy strikes from Bashorov. Those never looked like landing.
And TheMan counters with a quick kick to the body but Bashorov blocks it.
TheMan rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Bashorov counters with a left and a right that stings TheMan.
Some wild striking there from Bashorov.
A counter left hand to the body from TheMan misses its target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
TheMan throws a shot from downtown. Bashorov moves away and avoids it.
Bashorov scores with a one two! TheMan had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Bashorov looks to score with a jab to the body but TheMan is just out of range.
TheMan fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Bashorov checks it well.
Bashorov is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
A big right from TheMan misses.
TheMan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bashorov fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
It looked like TheMan wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
TheMan misses with a low kick.
TheMan attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
A slow jab from TheMan misses its intended target.
Bashorov lands a glancing blow to the side of TheMan's head.
TheMan throws a looping overhand right but Bashorov ducks down to avoid it.
Bashorov throws out a counter right but TheMan avoids it with no problem.
TheMan takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
TheMan needs to keep his hands up - Bashorov had a free shot at his head there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A jab from TheMan misses.
Good leg kick by TheMan there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bashorov swings for the body but TheMan moves out of range.
TheMan moves out of range of the strikes.
TheMan fires out a quick counter leg kick but Bashorov just manages to avoid it.
Bashorov swings for the body but TheMan moves out of range.
A quick step to the side and TheMan tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bashorov with a jab.
Bashorov misses the jab.
It looked like TheMan was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Bashorov.
TheMan walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
TheMan jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Bashorov lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Bashorov takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
TheMan wants to clinch up but Bashorov keeps it at a distance.
TheMan throws a poor cross that misses
and Bashorov counters with a straight right hand.
TheMan takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
TheMan misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
TheMan takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
TheMan looks to land a left hand but Bashorov moved out of range nicely.
It seemed like Bashorov was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
TheMan throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Bashorov.
TheMan lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by TheMan.
TheMan misses with an uppercut. Bashorov saw that one coming.
TheMan takes a swing at Bashorov's ribcage but misses.
TheMan gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Bashorov.
Bashorov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Bashorov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Bashorov throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
An attempted straight right counter from TheMan misses the target.
Bashorov misses with a telegraphed body shot
enabling TheMan to counter with a crisp jab.
Bashorov misses with a straight left.
TheMan walks into a left hand.

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!
TheMan moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Bashorov 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.
TheMan throws a series of punches but Bashorov moves out of range.
TheMan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Bashorov is defended easily by TheMan.
TheMan lands the left hand.
TheMan takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Bashorov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from TheMan.
TheMan needs to keep his hands up - Bashorov had a free shot at his head there.
TheMan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bashorov.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov 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!


TheMan drops his hands momentarily and Bashorov takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Bashorov throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Bashorov shoots for a double leg takedown but TheMan sprawls well. He's pushed Bashorov's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Bashorov takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
TheMan throws a solid leg kick but Bashorov takes the impact on his shin and smiles at TheMan.
Bashorov has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Bashorov on the wrong end of a nice hook.
TheMan throws a body shot but no joy.
TheMan shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
TheMan takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Bashorov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
TheMan throws a leg kick

and Bashorov counters with a single leg into guard. TheMan didn't expect that.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bashorov wants to control from the top but TheMan keeps moving.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
TheMan trying to control the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Bashorov trying to control but TheMan is working from the bottom.
Bashorov won't allow TheMan to sweep him here.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Bashorov trying to control the position from guard on top but TheMan is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Bashorov misses with a wild body shot.
TheMan blocks a jab.
TheMan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bashorov.
Bashorov misses with a shot to the body
and TheMan counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
TheMan with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Bashorov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A big right from Bashorov misses.
TheMan throws out a loose jab but Bashorov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bashorov walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Bashorov swings for the body but TheMan moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Bashorov swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by TheMan.
No joy there for TheMan, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Bashorov misses with a hook.
Bashorov misses the jab.
TheMan pushes Bashorov away with a front kick.
Bashorov with a lazy takedown attempt
and Bashorov takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
TheMan jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Bashorov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as TheMan throws out the jab.
TheMan lands with a right hand.
Bashorov scores with a jab to the head.
TheMan throws a lazy right hand but Bashorov sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Bashorov shoots in for a double leg but TheMan sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Stan TheMan has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Karim Bashorov.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov throws a right and a left that TheMan avoids nicely.
TheMan was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
TheMan fails in his attempt to clinch.
Bashorov throws a right hand that misses
and TheMan counters with a left and a right that stings Bashorov.
Bashorov misses with a left hand
and TheMan cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Bashorov defending well as TheMan loads up on a big left hand.

Bashorov closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Bashorov looks to land a strike but TheMan avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Bashorov throwing strikes but missing.
TheMan wants to control the position but Bashorov says "no thanks buddy" and passes to half guard.
TheMan has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Bashorov is working away from the top position though.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Karim Bashorov just about did enough to 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.


Bashorov throws a predictable looking body shot
letting TheMan counter with a right hand.
Bashorov slips a straight right by TheMan.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Bashorov! But no joy.
Bashorov throws a good cross that connects.
Bashorov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
It seemed like Bashorov was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
TheMan shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
TheMan on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
TheMan looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Bashorov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
TheMan swings widly with a right hand
letting Bashorov counter with a right hand.
Bashorov thuds a left hand into TheMan's body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bashorov. TheMan does a little dance to reset his feet.
TheMan is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
TheMan throws a hook to the side of Bashorov's head but Bashorov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
TheMan throws a jab but it's blocked by Bashorov.
Bashorov takes a swing at TheMan's ribcage but misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
TheMan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Bashorov misses with a double jab.
Bashorov throws a body shot but no joy.
TheMan misses with a hook. Bashorov ducked under it nicely.
Bashorov misses with a hook
and TheMan connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
A big right from Bashorov misses.
TheMan appears to be looking for a big counter.
TheMan bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Bashorov moves out of range of the strikes.
Bashorov swings for the body but TheMan moves out of range.
TheMan is looking for a counter combo.
Bashorov misses the shot to the body.
TheMan takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut
and TheMan counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A telegraphed right hand from Bashorov misses the target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
TheMan walks into a jab.
TheMan throws a looping overhand right but Bashorov ducks down to avoid it.
TheMan fakes the leg kick and cracks Bashorov in the body.
TheMan throws a hook but Bashorov blocks it.
TheMan scores with a nice head shot.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Bashorov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bashorov tests TheMan's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Bashorov lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Bashorov fails with a takedown attempt.
TheMan swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
TheMan connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Bashorov's hands.
Bashorov missing with a left hand there. TheMan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Bashorov throws a big shot that misses.
Bashorov swings widly with a right hand
and TheMan connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
TheMan misses with a looping right.
Bashorov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from TheMan.
Bashorov throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck TheMan on the side of the head.
TheMan throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
TheMan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
TheMan takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Bashorov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by TheMan.
Bashorov misses with a looping left.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Bashorov takes a swing at TheMan's ribcage but misses.
TheMan fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut
and TheMan counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
TheMan swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Bashorov fails to land with a series of punches.
TheMan fires out a quick counter leg kick but Bashorov just manages to avoid it.
Bashorov just misses with a punch to the body.
A swing and a miss from Bashorov.
Bashorov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
TheMan scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Bashorov doesn't seem bothered though.
Bashorov misses the shot to the body.
TheMan appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
TheMan looks to land a right hand but Bashorov moved out of range.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Stan TheMan will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Bashorov throws a poor cross that misses
and TheMan counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
TheMan throws a leg kick but Bashorov sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Bashorov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Bashorov scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Bashorov lands with a straight right. TheMan didn't see that one coming.
TheMan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Bashorov.
TheMan swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
TheMan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Bashorov.
TheMan ducks under a wild hook from Bashorov.
TheMan was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
A good leg kick by TheMan.
TheMan uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Bashorov.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Bashorov rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and TheMan counters with a right hand to the body.
Bashorov throws a body punch but TheMan moves out of range.
TheMan is looking for a counter combo.
TheMan moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The fighters circle momentarily. TheMan darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
A big right from Bashorov misses.
TheMan lands a jab to the nose.
TheMan ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Bashorov misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Bashorov fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Bashorov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as TheMan throws out the jab.
Bashorov misses with a jab, cross combination.
Bashorov has a takedown stuffed.
Bashorov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bashorov takes a swing at TheMan's ribcage but misses.
TheMan takes a swing at Bashorov's ribcage but misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
TheMan lands a leg kick that knocks Bashorov off balance momentarily.
Bashorov lands a nice shot that snaps TheMan's head back.
Bashorov slips a jab from TheMan.
Bashorov throws a sloppy body shot
and TheMan counters with an outside leg kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
TheMan swings for the body but Bashorov moves out of range.
Bashorov misses the shot to the body.
TheMan lands a nice shot that snaps Bashorov's head back.
TheMan lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
TheMan lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Bashorov throws a body punch but TheMan moves out of range.
TheMan throws a right hand that misses
and Bashorov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Bashorov misses with a lunging right hand
and TheMan counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from TheMan. Bashorov does a little dance to reset his feet.
A telegraphed right hand from Bashorov misses the target.
Bashorov scores with a jab. TheMan acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
TheMan throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
TheMan is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Bashorov throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Stan TheMan has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
TheMan misses with a low kick.
TheMan throws a big shot that misses.
TheMan connects with a solid leg kick.
Bashorov connects with a good right hand that stumbles TheMan. TheMan circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Bashorov cracks a nice hook into TheMan's ribs.
Nice defenses there by TheMan.
Karim Bashorov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
TheMan digs a good body shot into Bashorov's 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!
TheMan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bashorov.
TheMan walks into a straight right hand from Bashorov.
Bashorov lands with a straight right. TheMan didn't see that one coming.
Nice jab there from TheMan.
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but TheMan was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
Bashorov darts in looking for a takedown but TheMan gets double underhooks and turns Bashorov into the cage.
TheMan throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
A punch lands to the side of Bashorov 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Bashorov walks into a stiff left hand from TheMan.
Bashorov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
TheMan is looking to counter punch.

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 Stan TheMan.
Well Bashorov has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 47:48
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 46:49
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 47:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Karim Bashorov!

Karim Bashorov is the new middleweight champion!
Our winner, Karim Bashorov, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: REVO - 108     
Date:   Apr 18, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Karim Bashorov and Ivan Hoe. Bashorov comes to the cage accompanied by Hangar 18. Hoe is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Ivanhoe theme. 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
26
194 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
165 cm
29
185 lbs
16 - 5 - 0
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Ivan Hoe!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Colin Fotheringham and Phil Schofield.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bashorov scores with the left hand. Hoe knows he should have avoided that one.
A punch lands to the side of Hoe 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Bashorov takes one on the button.
Hoe misses with a wild body shot.
Hoe ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Hoe misses with a right hand
and Bashorov counters with a nice uppercut.
Hoe gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Hoe takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Bashorov scores with a body shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hoe darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Bashorov takes a swing at Hoe's ribcage but misses.
Bashorov throws a jab when Hoe was well out of range.
Hoe turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Karim Bashorov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bashorov swings for the body but Hoe moves out of range.
Hoe throws out a powerful jab.
Bashorov changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice cross by Hoe.
Bashorov scores with a three punch combo!
Bashorov lands with a nice body punch.
Bashorov clobbers Hoe with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Bashorov misses with a looping left.
A lazy left from Bashorov finds it's target.
Bashorov misses with a jab to the body
and Hoe counters with a one-two to the body.
Hoe's coach down at German Top Team was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Hoe's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Hoe on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Bashorov is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Hoe closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Hoe moves out of range of the strikes.
Bashorov connects with a looping right hand.
Ivan Hoe is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Bashorov getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Hoe misses with a two punch combination.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hoe looks to throw the jab but Bashorov is out of range.
Hoe throws a nice looking combination but Bashorov bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Hoe with a nice cross.
Hoe wants to slow Bashorov down by chopping away at his legs.
Bashorov takes a swing at Hoe's ribcage but misses.
Hoe uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bashorov.
Bashorov comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.

Bashorov dives in and scores a takedown into Hoe's guard.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
Hoe keeping moving, preventing Bashorov from controlling successfully.
Hoe has Bashorov pulled in close to control his posture.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov distracts Hoe with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Bashorov pushes down on Hoe's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Bashorov tries to pass the half guard into mount. Hoe knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Bashorov lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.

Bashorov is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Hoe has managed to free his arm - good work.
Hoe is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Bashorov is looking to advance position but Hoe won't allow it.
Hoe trying to hold on to Bashorov's head to control him but Bashorov postures up.
We've been hearing that Bashorov has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov moves into full mount! Hoe won't be happy about that!
Bashorov working Hoe over with strikes here.
Hoe is looking to get to half guard.
Hoe is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Hoe sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.
Hoe moves into full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Bashorov passes Hoe's left leg - he's now in half guard.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Bashorov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hoe.
It looked like Bashorov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
A big right from Bashorov misses.
Bashorov scores with a body shot.
Bashorov throws a right hand that misses
and Hoe counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Hoe misses with an uppercut
enabling Bashorov to counter with a crisp jab.
Hoe throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Bashorov counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Bashorov catches Hoe with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
The fighters circling - Bashorov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Jab from Bashorov.
Hoe with a hook.
Bashorov throws a shot to the body.
Bashorov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Hoe can do to turn this around?
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bashorov scores with a shot to the body.
Bashorov takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Bashorov is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Hoe fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov throws a nice looking combination but Hoe bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Bashorov is trying hard to land a takedown here. Hoe sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Hoe feints a counter leg kick.
Bashorov lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Hoe on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Bashorov lands a lovely overhand right.
Bashorov smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Hoe throws a hook but Bashorov blocks it.
Hoe avoids the body shot from Bashorov.
Hoe steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bashorov.
Bashorov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Hoe looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Bashorov lands an overhand right.
Bashorov jabbing away but nothing is landing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bashorov moves away from the strike by Hoe.
Hoe gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Bashorov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Hoe sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Bashorov lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Hoe at a distance.
A big right from Bashorov misses.
Hoe pivots, looking for a leg kick but Bashorov is out of range and Hoe settles back down.
Hoe throws an overhand right that lands on Bashorov's shoulder, as Bashorov tries to avoid the shot.
Hoe uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Bashorov.
Hoe scores with a jab to the head.
Hoe misses with an uppercut
and Bashorov counters with a nice body shot.
Bashorov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Bashorov misses with a wild body shot.
Bashorov shoots in for a double leg but Hoe sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Hoe counters with a lovely straight right hand!
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Karim Bashorov. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Bashorov misses with a lunging right hand
and Hoe connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
A nice inside leg kick there by Hoe. That's going to slow Bashorov down.
Hoe lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
The crowd cheers as Bashorov lands an impressive looking overhand right. Hoe doesn't seem phased though.
Bashorov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hoe.
Bashorov throws a hook but Hoe avoids it easily.
Hoe loads up on a big right hand but Bashorov slips the punch.
Bashorov scores with a shot to the body.
Bashorov drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Bashorov uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Hoe has time to react.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bashorov scores with a jab to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Bashorov misses.
Hoe throws a combination that misses
and Bashorov counters with a nice uppercut.
Bashorov looks to score with a jab to the body but Hoe is just out of range.
Bashorov avoids a punch combination nicely.
Bashorov takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Hoe throws a hook but Bashorov avoids it easily.
Bashorov rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Hoe moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Bashorov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Hoe lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Bashorov at a distance.
Hoe takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov dominated that second round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Hoe will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Hoe takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Hoe uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Hoe uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bashorov.

Bashorov bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Hoe is working to avoid the ground and pound but Bashorov connects with a decent elbow.
Bashorov has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Hoe is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Bashorov off and has taken his back!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bashorov breaks Hoe's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.
Bashorov trying to control the position from guard on top but Hoe is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Bashorov slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Karim Bashorov overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov trying to control the action but Hoe is working from the bottom.
Hoe stops Bashorov from passing to mount.
Hoe manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Hoe is trying to get back to full guard.
Hoe is refusing to be controlled, as Bashorov sits in half guard.
Hoe wants to control but Bashorov is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Hoe works his way to full guard. Good work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Hoe keeps moving.
Bashorov pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Hoe is keeping the position for now.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Hoe keeps moving.
Bashorov lands a couple of elbows.
Hoe not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Ivan Hoe has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Hoe is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Bashorov is trying to control but Hoe manages to pass to mount!
Hoe looking to land elbow strikes but Bashorov uses the position to regain half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hoe sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Bashorov defending well though.
Bashorov tries to get to full guard but Hoe has control of the leg.
Bashorov moves into full guard.
Bashorov looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Hoe lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Hoe trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Bashorov utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Karim Bashorov is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Hoe with a flurry of punches that miss.
Hoe pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Bashorov is keeping the position for now.
Hoe trying to control the position from guard on top but Bashorov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
Hoe postures up.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Hoe rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Bashorov moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Bashorov thuds a left hand into Hoe's body.
Hoe steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bashorov.

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 Karim Bashorov.
Well Bashorov 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 William Gold scores the fight 30:28
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 30:27
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Karim Bashorov!

Karim Bashorov thanked the fans post fight for their support.
In defeat, Ivan Hoe stepped up to the mic, saying 'No hos for Hoe tonight...'.
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61%

 

Event: REVO - 105     
Date:   Mar 20, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Rafael Dos Santos and Karim Bashorov. Bashorov is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Hangar 18. 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.

185 cm
29
195 lbs
15 - 8 - 0
190 cm
26
194 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
Great wrestler
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Granite chin

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GREEN!160



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Rafael Dos Santos!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, Sam Margolis and Andrew Berry.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Dos Santos throws a body shot but no joy.
Dos Santos works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Bashorov shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Dos Santos as he avoids it easily.

Bashorov fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Dos Santos to the ground. Bashorov is now in Dos Santos's guard.
Bashorov postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Dos Santos lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Dos Santos working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Bashorov utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.

Dos Santos drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Bashorov manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Dos Santos has Bashorov in his guard.

Bashorov pushing down on Dos Santos's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Dos Santos tries to get to full guard but Bashorov has control of the leg.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dos Santos manages to get to full guard.
Bashorov stopping the sweep attempt from Dos Santos.
Dos Santos is looking to sweep but instead, Bashorov has passed into half guard.
Bashorov prevents Dos Santos from improving his position.
Bashorov scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Dos Santos has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Bashorov is working away from the top position though.
Dos Santos is not content to let Bashorov control the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dos Santos regains full guard. Nicely done.
Bashorov advances position into side control!
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Dos Santos tries to buck Bashorov off but Bashorov is having none of it.
Bashorov working the ground and pound.
Dos Santos is not content to let Bashorov control the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Dos Santos takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
Dos Santos is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Bashorov off and has taken his back!

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Bashorov defending nicely against the rear naked choke attempt.
Bashorov rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.

Dos Santos is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Bashorov defends it well.

Dos Santos is trying a forearm chokeÖ I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.

Dos Santos is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Bashorov works his way to full guard. Good work.

Dos Santos drops back, looking for a kneebar! Bashorov looks panicked! The fighters roll across the mat, one looking to finish, one looking to escape. Bashorov looks to have wriggled free... Yes, he's got his leg free and he's dived into side control! Good work there from Bashorov!

Dos Santos gets back to half guard.
Bashorov is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Bashorov working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Bashorov working Dos Santos over with strikes here.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


An inside leg kick lands from Dos Santos.
Nice cross by Bashorov.
The crowd cheers as Dos Santos lands an impressive looking overhand right. Bashorov doesn't seem phased though.
Bashorov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bashorov throws the left hand but Dos Santos avoids the punch easily.
Dos Santos connects with a right hand. Bashorov shakes it off.
Bashorov looks to score with a jab to the body but Dos Santos is just out of range.
Dos Santos misses with a low kick.
Bashorov lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Dos Santos shoots in for a takedown but Bashorov shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Bashorov looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Dos Santos keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Dos Santos lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Bashorov at a distance.
Dos Santos misses with a series of wild punches.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bashorov avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Dos Santos connects with a jab.
Bashorov misses with a takedown attempt - Dos Santos sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Rafael Dos Santos seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Dos Santos.
Bashorov misses with a series of wild punches.
Dos Santos bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Dos Santos throws a good cross that connects.
A slow jab from Dos Santos misses its intended target.
Rafael Dos Santos is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Dos Santos throws a low kick but Bashorov avoids it.
Bashorov tries to score a power double leg takedown but Dos Santos sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Bashorov somewhat.
Bashorov throws out a loose jab but Dos Santos uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bashorov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Bashorov misses with a looping right.
Dos Santos slips under a jab from Bashorov.
Bashorov shoots in looking for a takedown but Dos Santos manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Bashorov's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Rafael Dos Santos has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Karim Bashorov.
Bashorov takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Bashorov scores with a jab to the jaw.
Rafael Dos Santos is winning the standup battle so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov lands a jab followed by a nice looking 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!
Nice jab there from Dos Santos.
Dos Santos throws a leg kick but Bashorov sees it coming and moves out of range.
Dos Santos goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Dos Santos dives in for a single leg takedown but Bashorov sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Dos Santos throws a sloppy head kick
and Bashorov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Bashorov throws a body shot but no joy.
Dos Santos takes one to the side of the head.

Dos Santos closes the distance and pushes Bashorov back into the cage.
Bashorov tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Dos Santos tries to pull guard but Bashorov won't allow it.
Bashorov lands with a short shot to the head.
Dos Santos lands a body shot in the clinch.
Dos Santos tries to pull guard but Bashorov won't allow it.
Dos Santos is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Bashorov to keep the fight standing.
Bashorov doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Bashorov lands with a short head shot on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A short uppercut from Bashorov.
Dos Santos has Bashorov pressed against the cage, preventing Bashorov from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
A right hook to the body lands for Bashorov.
Dos Santos tries to pull guard but Bashorov forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Bashorov.
Bashorov wants a takedown but no success here.
Bashorov is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Dos Santos is defending well.
Dos Santos jumps guard but Bashorov turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Bashorov scores with a shot to the side of Dos Santos's head.
Dos Santos fails to pull guard.
A left hand lands to the body for Bashorov.
Dos Santos tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Bashorov just stands there and leans against the cage.
Dos Santos changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Bashorov fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Dos Santos misses with a straight right.
Dos Santos has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Dos Santos there as he acknowledges the shot.

Bashorov throws a left that rocks Dos Santos and follows with a right that sends him tumbling to the canvas! Bashorov dives into side control, looking to finish! Can Dos Santos regain composure!

Dos Santos is rocked!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Bashorov goes for an armbar here - this could be all over! But no, Dos Santos has escaped beautifully and is now on top in side control! Oh, that's unlucky for Bashorov but great work by Dos Santos.
Oh Dos Santos is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Bashorov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Dos Santos throwing shots but missing, from side control.
Bashorov is looking for a sweep.
Bashorov sneaks back into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Dos Santos throws a strike but Bashorov avoids it easily and moves to full guard.
Dos Santos seems to have got his legs back now.
Bashorov is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Bashorov is looking to stall here but Dos Santos recovers full guard.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Bashorov looking to pass the guard.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov 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!


Bashorov blocks the body kick.
A little jabbing left from Bashorov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Bashorov misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Bashorov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bashorov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bashorov looks to land a right hand but Dos Santos moved out of range.
Dos Santos slips under a jab.
Dos Santos displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Bashorov throws out the jab.
Bashorov throws a body punch but Dos Santos moves out of range.
Dos Santos scores with a jab.
Dos Santos blocks a jab.
Bashorov throws a body punch but Dos Santos moves out of range.
Bashorov lands a glancing blow to the side of Dos Santos's head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dos Santos throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Dos Santos stuns Bashorov with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Dos Santos throws a right and a left that both miss.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Bashorov! But no joy.
Bashorov throws a body punch but Dos Santos moves out of range.
Dos Santos sizes up Bashorov with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Dos Santos misses with a hook
and Bashorov counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Dos Santos comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
A big right from Bashorov misses.
Bashorov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Bashorov darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Some bone on bone action there as Bashorov checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Bashorov is defended easily by Dos Santos.
Bashorov stuns Dos Santos with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Bashorov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Dos Santos pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Dos Santos ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A head kick from Dos Santos lands but Bashorov takes it in his stride.
Dos Santos blocks a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov lunges at Dos Santos with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Dos Santos's hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bashorov throws a right hand that misses
and Dos Santos counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Bashorov goes for a double leg but Dos Santos avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Dos Santos continues to drive forward.
Dos Santos thows a left - swing and a miss!
Bashorov throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Bashorov lands a body shot.

Bashorov looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
Bashorov stopping the sweep attempt from Dos Santos.
Bashorov wants to pass the guard but Dos Santos is keeping the position.
Dos Santos wants to sweep here but Bashorov controlling him for the moment.
Bashorov trying to control but Dos Santos is working from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dos Santos looking to hit a scissor sweep but Bashorov is one step ahead there.
We've been hearing good reports from Dos Santos's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Bashorov stays in close to Dos Santos's body and controls the position.
Dos Santos keeping full guard, as Bashorov tries to pass.
Bashorov trying to control but Dos Santos is working from the bottom.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Dos Santos swings widly with a right hand
and Bashorov counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Rafael Dos Santos has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Dos Santos throws a nice looking combination but Bashorov bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Karim Bashorov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Bashorov throws a hook but Dos Santos blocks it.
Dos Santos throws a right and a left that Bashorov avoids nicely.
Dos Santos on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Dos Santos throws a body punch but Bashorov moves out of range.
Bashorov throws a hook to the side of Dos Santos's head but Dos Santos sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Dos Santos is looking to clinch.
Dos Santos tries for a takedown but Bashorov circles away easily
and Bashorov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Bashorov lands a lovely overhand right.
Bashorov shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Dos Santos as he avoids it easily.
Rafael Dos Santos has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Karim Bashorov.
Bashorov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bashorov throws a one two combo.
Dos Santos throws a right and a left that both miss.
Bashorov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Bashorov lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Bashorov bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Dos Santos's head.
Bashorov fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Dos Santos fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bashorov manages to avoid it.

And that's the end of the fight!
Karim Bashorov comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Bashorov 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 27:30
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 27:30
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Karim Bashorov!

Karim Bashorov thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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FIGHT
RATING
64%

 

Event: REVO - 104     
Date:   Mar 10, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Karim Bashorov and Yakubu Okoroji. Bashorov comes into the arena with Hangar 18 blaring out of the sound system. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

190 cm
26
194 lbs
4 - 1 - 0
190 cm
28
198 lbs
13 - 10 - 1
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Excellent MT
Granite chin

GREEN!160

GREEN!160



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Yakubu Okoroji!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Donald Grub and Phil Schofield.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Okoroji misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bashorov.
Both fighters circling a little - Okoroji finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
No joy there for Okoroji, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Bashorov moves away from the strike by Okoroji.
Okoroji moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Okoroji fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Bashorov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A decent looking cross lands there for Bashorov.
Bashorov lands a jab to the head.
Okoroji with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Bashorov to score with a decent uppercut.

Okoroji scores with a takedown into Bashorov's guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Okoroji advances to half guard.
Bashorov is looking for a sweep. Okoroji is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Okoroji content to control rather than advance.
Ground and pound from Okoroji.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Okoroji is looking to take a break and control but Bashorov is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Bashorov moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Okoroji trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Bashorov trying to control the position.
Okoroji throws a big right hand that misses.
Okoroji trying to control the position from guard on top but Bashorov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Bashorov is on top in guard.

Okoroji keeping moving, preventing Bashorov from controlling successfully.
Bashorov postures up.
Okoroji bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Bashorov's guard.


That's three minutes gone in the round.
Okoroji is looking to work some ground and pound but Bashorov has wrist control.
Bashorov looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Bashorov keeping full guard, as Okoroji tries to pass.
Bashorov looking for a sweep. Not yet Bashorov, not yet.

Bashorov looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Okoroji works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Bashorov wants to get back to full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Okoroji is looking to advance position but Bashorov won't allow it.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Okoroji with the ground and pound but Bashorov uses the opportunity to regain guard.
Bashorov manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Okoroji manages to get himself to full guard.

Bashorov wants to control from the top but Okoroji keeps moving.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Okoroji trying to control the position here.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Okoroji throws a right and a left that both miss.
A little feinted left hand from Bashorov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Okoroji tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Bashorov swivels and escapes.
Bashorov misses with a jab, cross combination.
Okoroji staying out of range there.
Okoroji on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Bashorov checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Okoroji is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut. Okoroji saw that one coming.
Bashorov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Okoroji fails to land with a series of punches.
Okoroji misses with a wild body shot.
Yakubu Okoroji is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
No joy there for Okoroji, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov misses with a combination

and Okoroji counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Bashorov!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
The strikes coming from Okoroji are missing the target in this wave of attacks.

Okoroji is trying to get an arm triangle but Bashorov is defending well.
You can see the frustration on Bashorov's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov regains half guard.
Okoroji tries to pass the half guard into mount. Bashorov knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Okoroji performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Bashorov tries to roll over but Okoroji keeps him under control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Okoroji throwing shots but Bashorov is blocking nicely.
Okoroji tries to stand but his hand is stuck under Bashorov.
Bashorov won't allow Okoroji to pass to mount.
Bashorov is looking to control Okoroji's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Bashorov avoid being mounted?

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

Okoroji shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Okoroji was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Bashorov regains half guard there - taking advantage of Okoroji's attempt to lay and pray for a moment.
Okoroji is looking to advance position but Bashorov won't allow it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov trying to get back to full guard but Okoroji takes advantage of the position and moves to full mount!
Bashorov keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Okoroji has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Bashorov's face.
Okoroji wants to take his opponent's back but he's not managed it.
Bashorov is wriggling around trying to escape.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Okoroji wants to stand but Bashorov is holding on to him, trying to stop him posturing up.
Bashorov is desperately trying to get back to half guard.

Okoroji is looking to secure an arm. He's managed it! He's pivoting for an armbar - that looks tight! But Bashorov has managed to get out of it and now he's in a dominant position. Nice work from Bashorov!
Okoroji utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Bashorov trying to control but Okoroji is working from the bottom.
Okoroji is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Okoroji might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Bashorov haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
And thatís the end of the round Ė the fighters go back to their corners.

Yakubu Okoroji 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. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Bashorov lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Okoroji misses with a series of wild punches.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Okoroji.
Okoroji wants to clinch up but Bashorov keeps it at a distance.
Okoroji has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Okoroji throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Nice uppercut there from Bashorov.
Bashorov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
It looks like Bashorov has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Okoroji lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Bashorov circles away quickly and effectively.
Okoroji moves out of range of the strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov misses with a wild body shot.
Good exchange - Bashorov coming out on top.

Bashorov gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Okoroji to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bashorov looking to hit a scissor sweep but Okoroji is one step ahead there.
Okoroji must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Okoroji trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Bashorov wants to sweep here but Okoroji controlling him for the moment.
Okoroji tries to free his leg and advance position but Bashorov is retaining full guard.

Bashorov is working for submissions here. He's thrown up his legs looking for a triangle but Okoroji frees his head nicely. Oh but Bashorov has switched to an armbar! Okoroji is tapping furiously! Lovely submission there!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:18 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Armbar). Karim Bashorov!
A relieved looking Karim Bashorov thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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45%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Feb 22, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Karim Bashorov and Franco Colombo. Bashorov comes to the cage accompanied by Hangar 18. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.