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Event: CEC 630     
Date:   Nov 28, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Volya Nikolaev (ranked 51 p4p, 8 weight class) and Dixie Small (ranked 87 p4p, 11 weight class). Nikolaev kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Fever . Small has chosen Penis song as his entrance music. Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!

170 cm
41
165 lbs
47 - 31 - 0
167 cm
36
155 lbs
30 - 23 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 47 wins, 31 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 23 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Dixie Small!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Timothy Bukovac and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Small misses with a body shot.
Small gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Nikolaev connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Nikolaev looks to land a right hand but Small moved out of range.
Small 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.
Dixie Small seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Small shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Nikolaev displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Small throws out the jab.
A counter left hand to the body from Nikolaev misses its target.

Small throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Nikolaev tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Small is in Nikolaev's guard.
Nikolaev tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Nikolaev manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Small manages to get himself to full guard.

Nikolaev works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Nikolaev wants to take a breather but Small is having none of it.

Small is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Nikolaev pulls his head out easily.
Nikolaev scores with a couple of good hammerfists.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Small looking for submissions off his back.
Nikolaev looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Small is trying to control but can't.
Small is trying to control but Nikolaev manages to pass to mount!
Small is in a horrible position here. Nikolaev smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Small is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Nikolaev trying to control but Small is having none of it.

Nikolaev is working for a guillotine from mount but Small frees his head quite easily.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Small tries to hold on but Nikolaev postures up.
Nikolaev is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Small can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
Nikolaev landing punches.
Small 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.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Small slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Small is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Nikolaev defends well.
Nikolaev scoring with some ground and pound.

Small working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Nikolaev doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Nikolaev manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Small has momentary wrist control but Nikolaev slips an elbow through the middle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev scoring with some ground and pound.

Small working for a triangle but Nikolaev defends it easily.
Nikolaev cracks Small with a solid left hand.
Nikolaev lands a couple of digs.

Small isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Nikolaev stacks Small on his neck as he steps over and passes to the side. He's now in a much more dominant position where he can look to do some serious damage. Nice move by Nikolaev!
Small is not content to let Nikolaev control the position.
You can see the frustration on Small's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev scoring with punches and elbows.
Small tries to improve position but can't.
Nikolaev working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Nikolaev scores with punches from side control.
Small manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Small wants to control but Nikolaev is keeping busy.
Nikolaev looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Small with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Small is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Small is not content to let Nikolaev control the position.

Small looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Volya Nikolaev 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.


Small moves away from the strike by Nikolaev.
The crowd cheers as Nikolaev lands an impressive looking overhand right. Small doesn't seem phased though.
Small will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Small fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Small misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Nikolaev lands a jab-cross combination.
A big right from Nikolaev misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nikolaev fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
A big left from Small misses.
Nikolaev is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Small can do to turn this around?
Nikolaev misses with a hook.
Small throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Small ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Nikolaev moves away.
Small swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Small is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Nikolaev rather than just go for the knockout.
Small lands a jab-cross combination.
Nikolaev throws a big shot that misses.
Nikolaev takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Small misses with a hook
and Nikolaev counters with a nice uppercut.
Nikolaev slaps away a takedown attempt from Small, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Nikolaev ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Nikolaev swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Small misses with a straight right.
Small looks to land a right hand but Nikolaev moved out of range.
Small misses with a jab to the body
and Nikolaev counters with a stiff right hand.
Small throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev misses the shot to the body.
Small scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nikolaev shoots in for a double leg but Small sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Small catches Nikolaev with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Small takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Small throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Nikolaev takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Nikolaev is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Small fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Small changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Small misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Dixie Small seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Small misses with a hook.
Small throws a lazy right hand but Nikolaev sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Small swings widly with a right hand
and Nikolaev counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Small connects with a good right hand that stumbles Nikolaev. Nikolaev circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Small misses with a wild body shot.
Small looks to score with a jab to the body but Nikolaev is just out of range.
Small looks to land a left hand but Nikolaev moved out of range nicely.
Nikolaev slips under a jab from Small.
Nikolaev doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Small shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Nikolaev but Nikolaev pushes him off and we're back to square one.
An attempted straight right counter from Nikolaev misses the target.
Small rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Nikolaev counters with a stiff right hand.
Small lands with an overhand left.
Nikolaev looks to score with a jab to the body but Small is just out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nikolaev appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Small misses with a body shot
and Nikolaev counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Nikolaev looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Small shoots in looking for a takedown but Nikolaev manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Small's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Volya Nikolaev has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Dixie Small.
Nikolaev thows a left - swing and a miss!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Small connects with a right hand. Nikolaev shakes it off.
Small lands a nice hook to Nikolaev's body. Nikolaev takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Nikolaev scores with the left hand. Small knows he should have avoided that one.
Small slips under a jab.
A combination from Nikolaev does no damage.

Nikolaev closes the distance and clinches.
Nikolaev working aggressively here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Nikolaev.
Small lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Dixie Small 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. This is the final round!


Nikolaev looks to throw the jab but Small is out of range.
A jab from Small does it's job there.
Nikolaev tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Small defends well and Nikolaev ends up having to push Small into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Small looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Nikolaev is fending him off so far but Small persists. Nope, Nikolaev circles away and we're back to standing.
Nikolaev throwing a counter right hand but Small manages to avoid it.
Nikolaev dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Small slips under a jab from Nikolaev.
Small throws out a counter right but Nikolaev avoids it with no problem.
Nikolaev slips under a jab from Small.
Small lands a right hook to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Small misses with an uppercut. Nikolaev saw that one coming.
Nikolaev on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Nikolaev just misses with a punch to the body.
Nikolaev walks into a left hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Nikolaev instigates a clinch.
Small taking a breather.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Small.
Nikolaev prevents a body shot from Small.
Small stalling in the clinch but Nikolaev improves position.
Nikolaev is trying to drag Small to the mat but Small just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.

Nikolaev breaks the clinch.
Small scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Nikolaev doesn't seem bothered though.
Nikolaev takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Small ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Nikolaev moves away.
Nikolaev swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Small throws a lazy right hand but Nikolaev sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Nikolaev steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Small.
Nikolaev misses with a wild body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev wants to clinch but Small slips to the side
and Nikolaev takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Nikolaev tries to close the distance and clinch but Small swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Small misses with a body shot
and Nikolaev counters with a left and a right that stings Small.
Nikolaev missing with a left hand there. Small was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Nikolaev avoids the body shot from Small.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Small misses with a hook
and Nikolaev counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Nikolaev takes one to the side of the head.
Small lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Small lunges at Nikolaev with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Nikolaev's hand.
Small misses with a lunging right hand
and Nikolaev counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Small swats away the attempt to clinch by Nikolaev.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Small throws a body shot but no joy.
Nikolaev tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Small tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Small rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Nikolaev counters with a nice uppercut.
Small slips under a jab.
Small displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Nikolaev throws out the jab.
Small listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Nikolaev waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Small.
Nikolaev lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.

Nikolaev clinches with his opponent.

Nikolaev wants the takedown. Small is fighting it off but Nikolaev persists and manages to bring the fight to the ground, ending up in Small's guard against the cage.
Volya Nikolaev overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

Small looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Nikolaev passes into side control.
Small is not in a great position here, taking some shots.

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!

Nikolaev tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Nikolaev has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Small is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Small struggling a bit here.
Small is looking for a sweep.
Small wants to control but Nikolaev postures up.
Nikolaev working the ground and pound 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 Volya Nikolaev.
I think Nikolaev 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 Jack Bonds scores the fight 29:28
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:29
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Volya Nikolaev!

A relieved looking Volya Nikolaev thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
The defeated Dixie Small had this to say: 'It was a good win, but nevertheless, I'll still be bringing home my opponent's girl . Don't feel left out man. And as usual, we'll be making a pov video for all you fans out there. Sayonara'.
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RATING
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Event: CEC 624     
Date:   Oct 31, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Galen Dall (ranked 13 p4p, 2 weight class) and Volya Nikolaev (ranked 23 p4p, 5 weight class). Dall comes to the cage accompanied by Red - Already Over. Nikolaev has chosen Fever as his entrance music. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
32
165 lbs
19 - 12 - 0
170 cm
41
165 lbs
47 - 30 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Galen Dall!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 47 wins, 30 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

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

Nikolaev is rocked!
Volya Nikolaev seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nikolaev lands a nice hook to Dall's body. Dall takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Nikolaev is still on wobbly legs! Can Dall finish him?
Nikolaev cracks a nice hook into Dall's ribs.
Dall fakes a right and follows up with a big left that drops Nikolaev to one knee - oooooh, he's wobbly! Nikolaev looks to clinch but Dall throws him off and pummels him into the canvas! Nikolaev taps out under the strikes! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:13 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Strikes). Galen Dall!
Galen Dall retains his lightweight title!
A very excited looking Galen Dall rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
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RATING
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Event: CEC 618     
Date:   Oct 03, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Volya Nikolaev (ranked 31 p4p, 5 weight class) and Bruce Diehard (ranked 167 p4p, 19 weight class). Nikolaev comes to the cage accompanied by Fever . These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

170 cm
40
165 lbs
46 - 30 - 0
180 cm
35
158 lbs
30 - 14 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 46 wins, 30 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Bruce Diehard!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Don Winkell and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Diehard scores with a sloppy right hand. Nikolaev should have avoided that one.
Nikolaev lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.

Nikolaev has Diehard up against the cage in a clinch.
Nikolaev wants to take the fight to the mat but Diehard manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Nikolaev wants a takedown but no success here.
Nikolaev tries to pull guard but Diehard forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Volya Nikolaev. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Nikolaev is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Diehard is defending well.
Nikolaev is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Diehard gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Nikolaev goes for a takedown in the clinch but Diehard prevents it.
Diehard keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Nikolaev's efforts to push away.
Nikolaev tries to break free but Diehard pushes him back against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Nikolaev is trying to trip Diehard. He has hold of a leg but Diehard is hopping around, keeping his balance for the moment. Nikolaev persists though and gets the takedown into guard.
Diehard looking to control.
Nikolaev won't allow Diehard to sweep him here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev lands a couple of elbows.

Diehard is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Nikolaev defends well.
Diehard 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.
Nikolaev is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Nikolaev working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Diehard's head.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Nikolaev trying to control the position from guard on top but Diehard is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Diehard trying to control the position here.
Diehard looking to control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diehard tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Diehard is controlling Nikolaev's posture.
Nikolaev throws a big elbow that misses.
Diehard can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Nikolaev controls the pace.
Nikolaev trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Nikolaev being controlled here momentarily.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Nikolaev fails with an attempt to clinch.
A countering left hand to the body from Diehard misses.
A decent looking cross lands there for Diehard.

Nikolaev gets a double leg takedown into Diehard's guard.
Nikolaev is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Diehard is looking for a triangle but Nikolaev pushes his legs off easily.
Diehard looking to hit a scissor sweep but Nikolaev is one step ahead there.
Nikolaev looking to sit in guard and control but Diehard gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Nikolaev keeping full guard, as Diehard tries to pass.

Nikolaev is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Diehard defends well.
Diehard trying to control but Nikolaev is working from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Nikolaev throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Diehard pushes down on Nikolaev's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Nikolaev manages to get to full guard.
Diehard looking to pass the guard.

Nikolaev is looking for a triangle but Diehard pushes his legs off easily.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Diehard pushes down on Nikolaev's leg and manages to get into half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Volya Nikolaev 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.


Nikolaev tries to clinch there but Diehard circles away.
Diehard moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Diehard lands a right hook to the body.
Nikolaev has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Diehard.
Diehard swings and misses with a hook to the body.
It looked like Nikolaev wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Diehard throws a lazy uppercut
letting Nikolaev counter with a right hand.
Diehard throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Nikolaev misses the target.
Diehard throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Diehard throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Diehard blocks a jab.
Nikolaev slips a jab from Diehard.
Nikolaev is trying hard to land a takedown here. Diehard sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Diehard cracks Nikolaev with a right hand to the side of the head.
Bruce Diehard seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Nikolaev digs a good hook to Diehard's body.
Diehard misses with a wild body shot.
Nikolaev throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Diehard's waist but Diehard gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Nikolaev off to one side.
Nikolaev's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Diehard connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Nikolaev scrambles back to his feet.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nikolaev slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Diehard throws a body punch but Nikolaev moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diehard lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.

Nikolaev shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Nikolaev showed some decent athleticism there.
Diehard wants to control but Nikolaev is keeping busy.
Diehard is staying active underneath Nikolaev, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Ground and pound from Nikolaev.
Diehard has hold of Nikolaev's hands but Nikolaev slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Nikolaev drops an elbow to the side of Diehard's head.
Diehard manages to get to full guard.
Diehard bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Nikolaev's guard.

Diehard is pushing down on Nikolaev's leg trying to pass to half guard. Nikolaev is fighting to maintain full guard but Diehard has managed to sneak the leg through.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Diehard is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Nikolaev is pressing down on Diehard's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
We've been informed that Diehard has been working hard on his conditioning in the buildup to the fight.
Diehard wants to pass the guard but Nikolaev is keeping the position.
Diehard postures up.
Nikolaev is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Diehard moves into full guard.
Diehard keeping moving, preventing Nikolaev from controlling successfully.
Diehard looking to hit a scissor sweep but Nikolaev is one step ahead there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Nikolaev controlling from the top position.
Diehard lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Diehard looking to pass the guard.
Nikolaev is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Diehard wants to control from the top but Nikolaev keeps moving.

Nikolaev looking for subs off his back but Diehard has passed one foot through into half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Diehard's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Diehard's back!
Nikolaev 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.
Diehard is defending well here and trying to improve his position.
Nikolaev scores with punches to the body.
Diehard is keeping busy.
Nikolaev scores with some strikes to the side of the head there. Good, points scoring shots.
Diehard breaks Nikolaev's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Diehard tries to free his leg and advance position but Nikolaev is retaining full guard.
Nikolaev seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Volya Nikolaev overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

Nikolaev is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Diehard defends well.
Nikolaev is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

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

That was a close second round but I would say that Volya Nikolaev will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Diehard misses with a body shot.
Diehard tries a head kick but it misses.
Diehard misses with a looping left.
Nikolaev scores with a jab to the jaw.

Nikolaev closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Nikolaev tries to break the clinch but Diehard is controlling the position.
Nikolaev is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Diehard gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Diehard lands a nice uppercut.

Diehard has double underhooks and is working for a body lock takedown. He's got it. The fighters land in half guard but Nikolaev regains guard immediately.
Diehard trying to control but Nikolaev is working from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Nikolaev escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Diehard gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Diehard stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Nikolaev swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Nikolaev escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Diehard gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Diehard 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.
Nikolaev wants to sweep here but Diehard controlling him for the moment.
Diehard wants to control from the top but Nikolaev keeps moving.

Diehard has a momentary lapse of concentration, allowing Nikolaev to throw up a leg and lock on what appears to be a pretty tight triangle! Diehard is fighting it off but it's all too little too late - Nikolaev pulls down on the head and he's put Diehard to sleep! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:55 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Volya Nikolaev!
After the fight, Volya Nikolaev was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
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Event: CEC 613     
Date:   Sep 07, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Volya Nikolaev (ranked 5 p4p, 1 weight class) and Hector Camacho (ranked 42 p4p, 5 weight class). Nikolaev comes into the arena with Fever blaring out of the sound system. Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

170 cm
40
165 lbs
46 - 29 - 0
178 cm
38
162 lbs
49 - 21 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 46 wins, 29 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 49 wins, 21 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Hector Camacho!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Don Winkell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nikolaev tries to clinch but Camacho moves out of range.
Camacho looks to land a right hand but Nikolaev moved out of range.
It looked like Nikolaev was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Camacho throws a body shot but no joy.
Camacho misses with a few strikes there.
A little feinted left hand from Nikolaev on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Camacho lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
We've been hearing reports that Nikolaev has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.

Nikolaev takes the fight into the clinch.

Nikolaev escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Nikolaev's jab looks to have found its range, popping Camacho under the eye.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Camacho misses with a leg kick

and Nikolaev decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Camacho's guard.
Nikolaev chips away with some ground and pound.
Nikolaev throws a strike but Camacho rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Camacho trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Nikolaev wants to sweep but no luck.
Nikolaev looking to control.

Nikolaev has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Camacho can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Camacho looking to pass the guard.

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

Camacho avoids a guillotine attempt 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.

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

Nikolaev working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Camacho has passed into half guard!

Nikolaev looking for submissions off his back.
Nikolaev moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Camacho must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Camacho engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Nikolaev working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Camacho has passed into half guard!
Camacho keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Nikolaev tries to get to full guard but Camacho has control of the leg.
Camacho stalling.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Camacho seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Nikolaev does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Nikolaev wants to get back to full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Camacho is looking to advance position but Nikolaev won't allow it.
Nikolaev is trying to control but Camacho manages to pass to mount!
Camacho controlling the pace for now.
Nikolaev is wriggling around trying to escape.
Camacho with good strikes from the mount here!
Nikolaev really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Nikolaev regains half guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Nikolaev gets full guard.
Nikolaev not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Hector Camacho 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.


Camacho tries to land a front kick but Nikolaev steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Camacho tries a head kick but it misses.
Camacho tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Nikolaev was well out of range. Poor timing from Camacho.
Camacho lands a jab.
Camacho is looking to chop away at Nikolaev's legs.
Nikolaev tries to clinch but Camacho is having none of it.
Camacho doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Nikolaev fails in his attempt to clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Camacho throws a good cross that connects.
Nikolaev tries to close the distance and clinch up but Camacho swats him away and circles back towards the center.
A nice side step and Camacho releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Nikolaev cracks Camacho with a right hand to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice jab there from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev tries to close the distance and clinch but Camacho swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Nikolaev misses with a double jab.
Camacho looks to score with a jab to the body but Nikolaev is just out of range.
Camacho misses with a hook. Nikolaev ducked under it nicely.
Camacho lands a nice looking body kick.
Nikolaev takes a swing at Camacho's ribcage but misses.
Nikolaev misses the jab.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Camacho. Nikolaev shrugs it off though.
Nikolaev staying out of range there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Camacho slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Nikolaev lands with a straight right. Camacho didn't see that one coming.
Nikolaev moves in looking to clinch but Camacho pushes him off.
Camacho takes one on the chin but seems OK.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Camacho lands a jab to the nose.
Camacho takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Camacho has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Camacho misses with a body kick.
Nikolaev tries to clinch there but Camacho circles away.
Nikolaev takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Camacho throws a right hand that misses

and Nikolaev counters with a single leg into guard. Camacho didn't expect that.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev trying to control the position from guard on top but Camacho is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Nikolaev loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Nikolaev trying to control but Camacho is working from the bottom.
Nikolaev being controlled here momentarily.
Nikolaev lands a couple of decent looking shots.

Nikolaev drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Camacho dives on top into guard.


That's four minutes gone in the round.
Camacho trying to control but Nikolaev is working from the bottom.

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

Nikolaev escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Camacho gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Nikolaev looking to control.
Nikolaev bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Camacho's guard.

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

A close second round but Hector Camacho 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.


Nikolaev rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Camacho moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Nice defenses there by Camacho.
Despite the aggression on Camacho's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Hector Camacho seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Camacho moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Camacho has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Nikolaev defending well as Camacho loads up on a big left hand.
A little feinted left hand from Nikolaev on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Nikolaev closes the distance but Camacho moves to the side
and Camacho connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

Nikolaev is rocked!
Nikolaev scores with a nice head shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Camacho throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Nikolaev counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Nikolaev throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Camacho swats away the attempt to clinch by Nikolaev.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Camacho fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Nikolaev manages to avoid it.

Camacho has taken the fight to the clinch.
Nikolaev is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Camacho pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Nice body punch from Camacho.
Camacho fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Camacho lands with a right to the head.
Camacho works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Camacho stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Nikolaev wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.

Nikolaev's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Camacho keeps Nikolaev at a distance using the push kick.
Camacho throws a body shot but no joy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Camacho goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Camacho connects with a looping right hand.
Camacho avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Camacho scores with a body shot.
Nikolaev shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Camacho counters with a straight right hand.
Oh Nikolaev is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
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!
Nikolaev throws a body punch but Camacho moves out of range.
Nikolaev seems to have got his legs back now.
Camacho moves out of range of the strikes.
Nikolaev is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Nikolaev avoids the body shot from Camacho.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Camacho is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Nikolaev.
Nikolaev is looking to clinch but Camacho is avoiding it.
Hector Camacho seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nikolaev's jab looks to have found its range, popping Camacho under the eye.
The crowd cheers as Nikolaev lands an impressive looking overhand right. Camacho doesn't seem phased though.
Nikolaev throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Nikolaev swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Camacho.
Nikolaev fails to land with a series of punches.
Nikolaev connects with a single shot there.
Camacho throws a predictable looking body shot
and Camacho takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Sloppy strikes from Nikolaev. Those never looked like landing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nikolaev uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Camacho.
Nikolaev half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Camacho connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Nikolaev's hands.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Camacho uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Nikolaev.

Camacho feints and then winds up with a huge right hand that connects perfectly and sends Nikolaev sprawling to the canvas! Nikolaev rolls over backwards and springs off the cage and manages to regain his footing - how acrobatic! Oh, he's still wobbly - can Camacho finish him?!
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Camacho.
Camacho throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Camacho throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Nikolaev clobbers Camacho with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Camacho throws a lazy right hand but Nikolaev sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Camacho 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 Nikolaev has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Nikolaev and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
A good leg kick by Camacho.
Camacho defending well as Nikolaev loads up on a big left hand.
Camacho looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
A big left from Camacho misses.
Camacho goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
A big left from Nikolaev misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nikolaev will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Camacho ducks under a wild hook from Nikolaev.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Camacho throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Nikolaev counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Nikolaev fails in his attempt to clinch.
Nikolaev takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Nikolaev wants to clinch.

Nikolaev gets a clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Camacho digs a right hand into Nikolaev's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Nikolaev's gas tank.
Camacho swings wildly with an uppercut but Nikolaev uses good head movement to avoid it.

Camacho escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Camacho with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Camacho misses with an uppercut.
Camacho throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Camacho scores with a hook to the body. Nikolaev takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Nikolaev throws a jab when Camacho was well out of range.
Camacho throws the kick towards the body but Nikolaev avoids it.
Nikolaev misses with a straight left.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Camacho throws a body punch but Nikolaev moves out of range.
Nikolaev is looking to clinch but Camacho is avoiding it.
Nikolaev misses with a takedown attempt
and Camacho counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Nikolaev moves into range and connects with a jab.
Nikolaev misses the body punch

and Camacho counters with a nice double leg into side control. Nikolaev won't be happy with that.
Nikolaev is looking for a sweep.
Nikolaev sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Nikolaev has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Camacho is working away from the top position though.
Nikolaev works his way to full guard. Good work.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Camacho is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

Nikolaev is looking for a triangle here but Camacho uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.
Nikolaev is looking for a sweep.
Nikolaev is working hard here to advance position.
Volya Nikolaev overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Camacho working away.
Camacho has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Camacho content to control the pace. The referee will try and keep them active though.
Camacho working the head with strikes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hector Camacho dominated that fourth round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Nikolaev tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Camacho manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Camacho counters with a body kick.
Camacho throws a hook but Nikolaev blocks it.
Nikolaev ducks under a wild hook from Camacho.
Nikolaev was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Camacho swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A quick step to the side and Nikolaev tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Camacho tests Nikolaev's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A big right from Camacho misses.
Nikolaev swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Nikolaev throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Camacho throws a big shot that misses.
Camacho takes one on the button.
Camacho takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev darts in looking for a takedown but Camacho gets double underhooks and turns Nikolaev into the cage.
Camacho ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Nikolaev looks to score with a jab to the body but Camacho is just out of range.
Nikolaev tries to clinch up.
Camacho comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Nikolaev swinging wildly here.
Camacho avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Camacho lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Nikolaev circles away quickly and effectively.
Nikolaev is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Camacho.
And Camacho tries to counter it with a takedown but Nikolaev pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Camacho misses with a low kick.
Nikolaev misses with an uppercut. Camacho saw that one coming.
Nikolaev cracks Camacho with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.

Camacho closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Nikolaev did well to prevent Camacho getting side control.
Camacho controlling the action here.
Nikolaev is looking to control Camacho's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Nikolaev avoid being mounted?
Volya Nikolaev has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev tries to get to full guard but Camacho has control of the leg.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Camacho landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Nikolaev moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Nikolaev pulls Camacho in to control the position.

Camacho avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Nikolaev looking to hit a scissor sweep but Camacho is one step ahead there.
Nikolaev trying to punch from his back but it's not doing any damage.
Hector Camacho 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.
Camacho trying to control the position from guard on top but Nikolaev is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Nikolaev working for a triangle but Camacho defends it easily.
Camacho content to stall in guard here.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

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

And that's the end of the fight!
Hector Camacho comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Camacho 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 45:50
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 46:49
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hector Camacho!

Hector Camacho is the new lightweight champion!
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Event: CEC 607     
Date:   Aug 10, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Volya Nikolaev (ranked 7 p4p, 1 weight class) and Hector Camacho (ranked 54 p4p, 7 weight class). Nikolaev's entrance music is Fever . A fine choice. Hector Camacho has the eye of the tiger tonight.

170 cm
40
165 lbs
45 - 29 - 0
178 cm
38
162 lbs
48 - 20 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

HELLBENT
Riner Clothing and Laundry (85%)

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 45 wins, 29 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 48 wins, 20 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Hector Camacho!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Frank Antenori and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Camacho just misses with a punch to the body.
Nikolaev throws a body shot but no joy.
Camacho scores with a body shot.
Nikolaev connects with a looping right hand.
Camacho throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A little feinted left hand from Nikolaev on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Camacho throws a jab when Nikolaev was well out of range.
Camacho is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Nikolaev.
Camacho uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Nikolaev.
Nikolaev lands with an uppercut that bounces Camacho off the cage and back into range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Camacho just misses with a punch to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Camacho. Nikolaev does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nikolaev takes a swing at Camacho's ribcage but misses.
Nikolaev thows a left - swing and a miss!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Camacho scores with a shot to the body.
Camacho thows a left - swing and a miss!
The fighters circling - Camacho throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Camacho comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Camacho tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Nikolaev was well out of range. Poor timing from Camacho.
Nikolaev half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Nikolaev looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Nikolaev swinging wildly here.
Camacho swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A big left from Nikolaev misses.
Camacho looks to land a left hand but Nikolaev moved out of range nicely.
Nikolaev misses with a double jab.
Camacho misses with a shot to the body

and Nikolaev counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Camacho!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nikolaev with the ground and pound but Camacho regains half guard under the barage of strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ground and pound from Nikolaev.
Camacho keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Nikolaev throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Nikolaev trying to mount his opponent but Camacho defends it.
Camacho trying to hold on to Nikolaev's head to control him but Nikolaev postures up.
Camacho has hold of Nikolaev's hands but Nikolaev slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Nikolaev missing with the ground and pound from half guard.

Nikolaev is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Nikolaev perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev winds up and cracks Camacho with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Nikolaev passes to full mount!
Nikolaev unloading with bombs!
Nikolaev punching from mount but Camacho doing a good job of avoiding damage.
Nikolaev lands a nice shot to the head.
Nikolaev throws a strike there. Camacho manages to avoid it well and slips a leg under to get to half guard.
Nikolaev throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Nikolaev missing with the ground and pound from half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Nikolaev seems to be looking for submissions.
Nikolaev 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.
Camacho avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev 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.
Camacho slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Nikolaev throwing strikes but missing.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Camacho is on top in 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!
Nikolaev working a defensive guard here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Nikolaev throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Camacho lands a nice hook to Nikolaev's body. Nikolaev takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Camacho connects with a body shot that sends Nikolaev's belly button to the back.
Nikolaev blocks a jab.
Nikolaev was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Nikolaev throws a series of punches but Camacho moves out of range.
Camacho just misses with a punch to the body.
A little feinted left hand from Nikolaev on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Nikolaev swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Camacho misses the shot to the body.
Nikolaev was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Hector Camacho seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Camacho bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Camacho throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
An attempted straight right counter from Nikolaev misses the target.
Camacho misses with a double jab.
Nikolaev misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Camacho has time to react.
Nikolaev fails to land with a series of punches.
Camacho throws a body punch but Nikolaev moves out of range.
Camacho lands a jab-cross combination.
Camacho throws a body shot but no joy.
Camacho is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Nikolaev rather than just go for the knockout.
Camacho keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Nikolaev.
Camacho swings for the body but Nikolaev moves out of range.
Camacho throws a big shot that misses.
Camacho with a hook.
Camacho has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Camacho getting the better of the striking in that exchange.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Camacho throws a combination that misses
and Nikolaev counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Camacho scores with a jab.
Camacho swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Nikolaev fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Camacho looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Nikolaev takes a shot right to the bread basket.

Nikolaev gets the takedown into side control.
Nikolaev scoring with punches and elbows.
Nikolaev trying to control the position but Camacho is working away.
Camacho takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev lands a decent elbow from side control.
Nikolaev wants to control but Camacho is keeping him busy.
Nikolaev working the ground and pound.
Camacho defending against the ground and pound.
Nikolaev tries to score with some ground and pound. Camacho controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
Nikolaev misses with the ground and pound.
Camacho avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Nikolaev.
Nikolaev wants to control but Camacho is keeping him busy.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev working away.
Camacho avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Nikolaev.
Check out the look on Nikolaev's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!
Nikolaev controls the position.
Nikolaev working the head with strikes.
The ground and pound from Nikolaev seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
An elbow from Nikolaev crashes against the mat.

Nikolaev wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Camacho, who protects the arm well.
Camacho dodges the ground and pound from Nikolaev.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Camacho misses with a wild body shot.
Nikolaev tries to counter with a takedown but Camacho is quick to defend against it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Nikolaev. Camacho does a little dance to reset his feet.
Camacho misses with a looping right.
Nikolaev is looking to counter punch.
Nikolaev keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nikolaev throws a hook but Camacho avoids it easily.
Camacho ducks under a wild hook from Nikolaev.
Camacho scores with a nice head shot.
Nikolaev 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.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nikolaev on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Nikolaev moves out of range of the strikes.
Nikolaev takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Camacho swings for the body but Nikolaev moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev throws out a loose jab but Camacho uses good head movement to avoid it.
Nikolaev is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Camacho can do to turn this around?
Camacho swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Nikolaev throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Nikolaev misses with an uppercut.
Camacho misses with a wild body shot.
Nikolaev drops down looking for a counter takedown but Camacho sprawls and moves away.
Nikolaev takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Nikolaev slips under a jab from Camacho.
Camacho avoids a punch combination nicely.
Camacho throws a body shot but no joy.
Nikolaev feinted with a counter takedown.
Nikolaev takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Camacho throws a body punch but Nikolaev moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Camacho. Nikolaev does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nikolaev throws a shot from downtown. Camacho moves away and avoids it.
Camacho scores with a crisp jab that stopped Nikolaev in his tracks.
Camacho throws a lazy uppercut
and Nikolaev counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Nikolaev gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Camacho.
Hector Camacho seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Camacho just misses with a punch to the body.
Camacho throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Nikolaev counters with a straight right hand.
Hector Camacho is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Camacho takes a swing at Nikolaev's ribcage but misses.
Camacho walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Camacho throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Camacho throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nikolaev is looking to counter punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Camacho.
Camacho lands a jab to the nose.
Nikolaev ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Camacho moves away.
Nikolaev misses with a right hand
and Camacho counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Camacho swings for the body but Nikolaev moves out of range.
Camacho misses with a left hand
and Nikolaev connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Nikolaev takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Nikolaev fails with an attempt to clinch.
Camacho takes a swing at Nikolaev's ribcage but misses.
Nikolaev misses with a hook. Camacho ducked under it nicely.
Nikolaev looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Camacho is fending him off so far but Nikolaev persists. Nope, Camacho circles away and we're back to standing.
Camacho just misses with a punch to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Camacho lands with a shot to the body.
Camacho misses with a hook to the body
and Nikolaev counters with a lovely straight right hand!
A shot to the body from Camacho misses
and Camacho takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Nikolaev fails to land the takedown.
Camacho fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Camacho throws a sloppy body shot
and Nikolaev counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Nikolaev lands with an uppercut that bounces Camacho off the cage and back into range.
Nikolaev's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Camacho connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Nikolaev scrambles back to his feet.
Camacho takes a shot right to the bread basket.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Nikolaev takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Camacho throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nikolaev throwing a counter right hand but Camacho manages to avoid it.
Camacho misses with a body shot.
Nikolaev keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Camacho lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Nice defenses there by Nikolaev.
Camacho keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Camacho misses with a hook.
Camacho tests Nikolaev's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Camacho misses with a wild body shot.
Nikolaev is looking to counter punch.
Camacho moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Camacho throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nikolaev moves out of range of the strikes.
Nikolaev lands with a cross.
Camacho misses with a wild body shot.
Camacho misses the shot to the body.
Camacho misses with a body shot.
A left lands for Camacho.
Camacho misses the shot to the body.
Nikolaev misses with a straight right.
Nikolaev doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.

Nikolaev scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev cracks Camacho with an elbow. That is naaassty.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nikolaev throwing shots but missing, from side control.
Nikolaev wants to lay and pray for a moment but Camacho keeps working.
Nikolaev landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Nikolaev trying to control the action but Camacho is working from the bottom.
Nikolaev throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
Camacho is trying to get back to half guard.
Nikolaev misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Volya Nikolaev overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
Nikolaev wants to control but Camacho is keeping him busy.
Nikolaev working away.
Camacho dodges the ground and pound from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Camacho is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
Nikolaev wants to lay and pray for a moment but Camacho keeps working.

Nikolaev swings around for an armbar but Camacho sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into Nikolaev's guard.

Nikolaev has his foot on Camacho's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Camacho works his way back into a safe position though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev pulls Camacho in close to prevent any damage.
Camacho postures up.
Nikolaev wants to sweep here but Camacho controlling him for the moment.
Nikolaev lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Nikolaev chips away with some ground and pound.
Camacho preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Nikolaev stands and throws Camacho's legs to the side, diving into side control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Volya Nikolaev will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Camacho throws a body punch but Nikolaev moves out of range.
Nikolaev takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Nikolaev keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Camacho moves away from the strike by Nikolaev.
Camacho misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Nikolaev.
Camacho throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nikolaev throwing a counter right hand but Camacho manages to avoid it.
Camacho avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Camacho scores with a one two! Nikolaev had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nikolaev scores with a body shot.
Nikolaev has his takedown stuffed
and Nikolaev takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Camacho lands a slapping body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Camacho stuffs the takedown.
A swing and a miss from Nikolaev.
Nice shot by Camacho.
Camacho misses with a body shot.
Camacho scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Nikolaev missing with a left hand there. Camacho was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Nikolaev uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Camacho.
Nikolaev uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Camacho slips a jab from Nikolaev.
Camacho tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Nikolaev was well out of range. Poor timing from Camacho.
Hector Camacho has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Camacho stuffs the takedown attempt from Nikolaev. Nikolaev gets slowly back to his feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Volya Nikolaev. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Camacho misses with an uppercut

and Nikolaev counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
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!
Camacho keeping moving, preventing Nikolaev from controlling successfully.
Camacho controlling Nikolaev's posture.
Nikolaev is looking to work some ground and pound but Camacho has wrist control.
Nikolaev postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Nikolaev working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Nikolaev is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Camacho can't keep his opponent in guard - Nikolaev advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Nikolaev trying to control the pace.
Nikolaev lands with a punch from half guard.
Nikolaev keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Volya Nikolaev is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Camacho regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Camacho works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Nikolaev working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Nikolaev with a flurry of punches that miss.
Nikolaev trying to control the position from guard on top but Camacho is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Nikolaev missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Camacho avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Nikolaev misses with a body shot.
Camacho tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Nikolaev was well out of range. Poor timing from Camacho.

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 Volya Nikolaev.
I think Nikolaev 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 49:46
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 49:46
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 49:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Volya Nikolaev!

Volya Nikolaev retains his lightweight title!
An out of breath Volya Nikolaev thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
Hector Camacho spoke after the fight, saying 'fuck it's going to shit fast'.
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RATING
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Event: CEC 604     
Date:   Jul 27, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Volya Nikolaev (ranked 7 p4p, 2 weight class) and Galen Dall (ranked 91 p4p, 15 weight class). Nikolaev's entrance music is Fever . A fine choice. Dall comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Red - Already Over kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

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165 lbs
44 - 29 - 0
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165 lbs
16 - 11 - 0
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 44 wins, 29 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Galen Dall!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Don Winkell and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A big left from Dall misses.
Nikolaev ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Dall moves away.
Dall motions for Nikolaev to come forward. Dall throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Dall misses with a right hand

and Nikolaev counters with a nice double leg into guard.

Dall has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Nikolaev 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.
Nikolaev showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nikolaev wants to control from the top but Dall keeps moving.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Dall had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Nikolaev defends it easily.

Dall is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Nikolaev is aware though and is defending well.

Nikolaev avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Nikolaev content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Nikolaev loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.

Nikolaev has gone for a leg lock! Dall slips out almost immediately though and dives into Nikolaev's guard.


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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev controls Dall momentarily but Dall frees himself.
Nikolaev keeping full guard, as Dall tries to pass.
Nikolaev lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

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

Dall looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Nikolaev is stalling in the full guard.
Nikolaev is working Dall over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Dall looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Dall working a defensive guard here.
Nikolaev lands a couple of decent looking shots.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Nikolaev advances to half guard.
Nikolaev thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Dall's head.
Nikolaev looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Dall with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Nikolaev prevents Dall from improving his position.
Nikolaev seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Nikolaev lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.

Nikolaev looking for a submission but Dall manages to get full guard, putting an end to that submission attempt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev looking to sit in guard and control but Dall gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Nikolaev seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Nikolaev tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Dall advances to half guard.

Nikolaev actively working from the bottom here.
Dall tries to pass the half guard into mount. Nikolaev knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Dall prevents Nikolaev from improving his position.
The fighters are battling for position here. Nikolaev manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Volya Nikolaev 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.


Dall uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Nikolaev.
Dall uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Nikolaev.
Dall has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Nikolaev is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Dall lunges at Nikolaev with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Nikolaev's hand.
Dall misses with a body punch
and Nikolaev counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Nikolaev keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nikolaev attempts a counter takedown but Dall avoids it well and moves away.
Nikolaev throws a series of punches but Dall moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nice defenses there by Dall.
Dall steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Nikolaev keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Dall.
Nikolaev misses with a series of wild punches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dall misses with an uppercut. Nikolaev saw that one coming.
Galen Dall is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Dall takes a swing at Nikolaev's ribcage but misses.
Nikolaev ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Nikolaev takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Nikolaev misses with a left hand
and Dall counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Nikolaev misses with a series of wild punches.
Nikolaev rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Dall counters with a nice kick to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dall showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Nikolaev.
Dall lands a right hook to the body.
Dall takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Dall throws an overhand right that lands on Nikolaev's shoulder, as Nikolaev tries to avoid the shot.
Nikolaev throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nikolaev misses with a looping left.
A slow jab from Dall misses its intended target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev throws a series of punches but Dall moves out of range.
Nikolaev throws a jab when Dall was well out of range.
Dall connects with a solid leg kick.
Nikolaev lands a slapping body shot.
Nikolaev throws a hook but Dall avoids it easily.
Dall looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Nikolaev connects with a good right hand that stumbles Dall. Dall circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Jab, jab by Dall - just one landing.
Nikolaev throws a poor cross that misses
and Dall counters with a nice kick to the body.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dall misses with a hook.
Nikolaev is looking for a counter combo.
Nikolaev staying out of range there.
A quick step to the side and Nikolaev tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nikolaev avoids the head kick by Dall.
Nikolaev checks the leg kick nicely there.
Dall misses with a leg kick

and Nikolaev counters with a shoot takedown. Dall fights it but they end up in guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Dall keeping moving, preventing Nikolaev from controlling successfully.
Nikolaev stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Dall swivels though and keeps the full guard.

Nikolaev got a little sloppy there for a moment and Dall has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Nikolaev has managed to get both his arms back between Dall's legs - danger averted.
Nikolaev controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Galen Dall will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Dall tries to work over Nikolaev's front leg with a kick but Nikolaev checks it.
Nikolaev looks to land a right hand but Dall moved out of range.
Dall misses with a low kick.
Dall misses with a hook. Nikolaev ducked under it nicely.
Dall throws a body shot but no joy.
Dall bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dall rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Nikolaev counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Nikolaev cracks Dall with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Nikolaev's jab looks to have found its range, popping Dall under the eye.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev throws an off balance right hand
and Dall cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Dall misses with a leg kick
and Nikolaev connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Dall staying out of range there.
Dall steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
A swing and a miss from Nikolaev.

Dall gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Nikolaev to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Nikolaev trying to control the position from guard on top but Dall is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Nikolaev advances position into side control!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev lands an elbow.

Nikolaev is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Dall has escaped the position, nice work there.
Nikolaev lands an elbow.
Dall tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Nikolaev lands some shots froms side control.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Dall is not content to let Nikolaev control the position.
Dall tries to buck Nikolaev off but Nikolaev is having none of it.
Nikolaev is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Dall can do to turn this around?

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Nikolaev looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Dall is looking for a sweep.

Nikolaev wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Dall, who protects the arm well.
Dall tries to bench press Nikolaev off him but Nikolaev keeps the position.

Nikolaev working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Nikolaev scores with punches from side control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Dall manages to work his way to half guard, despite Nikolaev's best efforts.
Volya Nikolaev overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Nikolaev lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Nikolaev wants to take a breather but Dall is having none of it.
Dall wants to control but Nikolaev is keeping busy.
Nikolaev works his way into side control.
Check out the look on Nikolaev's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!
Nikolaev trying to control the position but Dall is working away.
Nikolaev lands a decent elbow from side control.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Nikolaev in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
Dall tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Nikolaev wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Nikolaev tries to close the distance and clinch but Dall swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Dall misses with a body punch
and Nikolaev counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Galen Dall seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Dall misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Nikolaev was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Dall getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Dall stuns Nikolaev with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Dall throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Nikolaev counters with a lovely straight right hand!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nikolaev connects with the punch.
Nikolaev swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Nikolaev throws out a powerful jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
An inside leg kick lands from Dall.
Nikolaev tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Dall has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Dall there as he acknowledges the shot.
Nikolaev fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Nikolaev scores with a jab to the jaw.
A head kick misses from Dall.
Dall uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice takedown defense from Dall. No joy for Nikolaev on that attempt.
Dall is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Nikolaev with a body shot.
Nikolaev takes a swing at Dall's ribcage but misses.
Dall ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Dall throws a lazy right hand but Nikolaev sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Dall with a hook.
Nikolaev scores with a jab to the jaw.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nikolaev rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Dall counters with a straight right hand.
Nikolaev scores with a crisp jab that stopped Dall in his tracks.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Dall ducks under a wild hook from Nikolaev.
Dall follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Nikolaev misses with a straight right.
Dall fakes the leg kick and cracks Nikolaev in the body.
Dall scores with a nice body kick.
Nikolaev throws a big shot that misses.
Dall tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Nikolaev was well out of range. Poor timing from Dall.
It looked like Nikolaev was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Dall.
Nikolaev on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dall moves out of range as Nikolaev strikes.
Nikolaev connects with a looping right hand.
Dall throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A nice leg kick lands there from Dall.
Nikolaev displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Dall throws out the jab.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nikolaev fails with an attempt to clinch.
Dall looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Nikolaev throws a right hand that misses
and Dall counters with a straight right hand.
Nikolaev throws an overhand right that lands on Dall's shoulder, as Dall tries to avoid the shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Galen Dall will probably get the nod - 10:9.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Dall gets off balance looking for a body kick

and Nikolaev counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Dall keeping moving, preventing Nikolaev from controlling successfully.
Nikolaev scoring with some ground and pound.
Nikolaev works over Dall with some ground and pound from guard.
Dall wants to sweep but no luck.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Dall looking for subs off his back but Nikolaev has passed one foot through into half guard.
Dall is looking to control Nikolaev's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Dall avoid being mounted?

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev drops an elbow to the side of Dall's head.
Nikolaev winds up and cracks Dall with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Ground and pound from Nikolaev.

Dall looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Nikolaev passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Dall!
Nikolaev connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
Nikolaev landing punches.
Dall is in all sorts of trouble here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev lands a nice shot to the head.
Nikolaev working Dall over with strikes here.
Nikolaev controlling the position easily from mount.
Nikolaev in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nikolaev lands with some strikes.
Dall tries to reverse the position but Nikolaev maintains control.
Nikolaev wants to control the pace but Dall is squirming around nicely.
Dall working to try and regain half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev tries to control but Dall wriggling away.
Dall regains half guard.
Nikolaev is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Nikolaev sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Dall defending well though.
Nikolaev lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.

Nikolaev is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Dall is looking for a sweep. Nikolaev is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dall has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Nikolaev is working away from the top position though.
Nikolaev lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Nikolaev takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Nikolaev is looking to pass Dall's guard but actually Dall recovers to full guard.
Dall keeping moving, preventing Nikolaev from controlling successfully.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Nikolaev stopping the sweep attempt from Dall.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Volya Nikolaev!

Volya Nikolaev retains his lightweight title!
A very excited looking Volya Nikolaev rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
Galen Dall was interviewed post fight and said 'This means WAR!'.
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Event: CEC 602     
Date:   Jul 18, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Volya Nikolaev (ranked 16 p4p, 3 weight class) and Gauthier St. Georges (ranked 43 p4p, 6 weight class). Nikolaev kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Fever . St. Georges has chosen Jiu Jitsu as his entrance music. Gauthier St. Georges has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Volya Nikolaev's chin.

170 cm
40
165 lbs
43 - 29 - 0
182 cm
31
162 lbs
28 - 9 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

HELLBENT

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 43 wins, 29 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Gauthier St. Georges!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Frank Antenori and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
St. Georges dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Nikolaev. That did some damage!
Nikolaev closes the distance and clinches up with St. Georges, looking for a takedown. Nikolaev pushes St. Georges against the cage but St. Georges circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Nikolaev checks a leg kick.
St. Georges looks to score with a jab to the body but Nikolaev is just out of range.
Nikolaev looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Some bone on bone action there as Nikolaev checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
That kick from St. Georges tenderised Nikolaev's leg. Nikolaev is trying to keep his angry face on.
St. Georges tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
St. Georges fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A swing and a miss from Nikolaev.
St. Georges tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Nikolaev was well out of range. Poor timing from St. Georges.
St. Georges swings for the body but Nikolaev moves out of range.
St. Georges misses with a low kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nikolaev throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Gauthier St. Georges seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nikolaev staying out of range there.
Nikolaev listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
St. Georges connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Nikolaev throws a hook but St. Georges blocks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A jab from St. Georges does it's job there.
Nikolaev throws a hook but St. Georges blocks it.
A countering left hand to the body from St. Georges misses.
St. Georges throws a lazy right hand but Nikolaev sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
St. Georges thumps Nikolaev with a low kick.
Nikolaev looks to land a right hand but St. Georges moved out of range.
St. Georges digs a good hook to Nikolaev's body.
St. Georges turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Nikolaev is really struggling to find his range with his punches. St. Georges's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
St. Georges takes a swing at Nikolaev's ribcage but misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Nikolaev misses the target.
Nikolaev misses with a straight right.
St. Georges throws a shot from downtown. Nikolaev moves away and avoids it.
St. Georges displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Nikolaev throws out the jab.
St. Georges has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
St. Georges with a jab.
A jab from St. Georges misses.
St. Georges displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Nikolaev throws out the jab.
A big left from St. Georges misses.
St. Georges lands a head shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A slapping leg kick lands for St. Georges.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Nikolaev keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
A lazy body kick from St. Georges

and Nikolaev counters with a takedown into side control.
Nikolaev staying calm.
St. Georges is trying to stand back up. He's worked his way up against the cage but Nikolaev has just dragged him back down to the mat.
Nikolaev cracks St. Georges with a big right hand but St. Georges just smiles back at him and invites him to have another go.
St. Georges is trying to get back to his feet.
St. Georges regains half guard, as Nikolaev was trying to land strikes.

Nikolaev is working for a submission of some sort.
Nikolaev lands strikes from half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
St. Georges blocking the ground and pound attempt from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev looks to land a strike but St. Georges avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Nikolaev lands a couple of elbows.
St. Georges is adopting a defensive guard.
Nikolaev works over St. Georges with some ground and pound from guard.
Nikolaev slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Nikolaev works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Nikolaev working the head and body with strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
St. Georges is not content to let Nikolaev control the position.
Nikolaev working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
St. Georges is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Nikolaev landing strikes.
St. Georges takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
St. Georges tries to get back to half guard but can't.

Nikolaev tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Gauthier St. Georges 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.


A left lands for Nikolaev.
St. Georges moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
St. Georges uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Nikolaev.
A big left from Nikolaev misses.
St. Georges displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nikolaev throws a body punch but St. Georges moves out of range.
St. Georges looks to throw the jab but Nikolaev is out of range.
St. Georges throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Nikolaev feinted with a counter takedown.
Nice uppercut there from Nikolaev.
Nice body kick from St. Georges.

That's one minute gone in the round.
St. Georges misses with an uppercut.
Nikolaev looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
St. Georges throws a push kick but Nikolaev slaps the foot to one side.
St. Georges lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Nikolaev doesn't succeed with the takedown
and St. Georges counters with an outside leg kick.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Volya Nikolaev. That's going to take a lot out of him.
St. Georges fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Nikolaev.
Nice uppercut there from St. Georges.
Nikolaev slips under a jab.
Nikolaev feinted with a counter takedown.
St. Georges is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
St. Georges keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Nikolaev.
St. Georges scores with a jab. Nikolaev acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
St. Georges throws a leg kick
and Nikolaev counters with a straight right hand.
Jab, jab by St. Georges - just one landing.
St. Georges attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
St. Georges steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Nikolaev.
It seemed like St. Georges was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Nikolaev takes a body punch but keeps moving.
This has been an exciting period of action!
St. Georges slips a straight right by Nikolaev.
St. Georges throws a front kick that sends Nikolaev stumbling back into the cage.
St. Georges throws a nice inside leg kick.
St. Georges ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Nikolaev moves away.
Nikolaev is looking to counter punch.
Nikolaev throws a jab but it's blocked by St. Georges.
St. Georges doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
St. Georges lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Nikolaev throws a lazy right hand but St. Georges sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
St. Georges throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Nikolaev keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Good leg kick by St. Georges there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
St. Georges misses with a kick to the body

and Nikolaev counters with a nice double leg into guard.

The fighters are working up against the cage. St. Georges 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.
St. Georges throws an elbow but it's blocked.

Nikolaev tightens his grip and picks St. Georges up, before dumping him to the ground. St. Georges manages to land in guard.
Nikolaev trying to control the position from guard on top but St. Georges is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Nikolaev trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Nikolaev throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as St. Georges works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Volya Nikolaev overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Nikolaev trying to control the position from guard on top but St. Georges is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Nikolaev lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Nikolaev distracts St. Georges with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
St. Georges wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Nikolaev stands up over St. Georges, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
St. Georges can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Nikolaev controls the pace.
Nikolaev working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Nikolaev throws a big elbow that misses.
Nikolaev trying to control but St. Georges is working from the bottom.
Nikolaev might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Nikolaev prevents St. Georges from getting back to his feet.
Nikolaev trying to control the position from guard on top but St. Georges is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
St. Georges avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Nikolaev throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Gauthier St. Georges 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.


St. Georges looks to land a body kick but Nikolaev moved away.
Nikolaev attempts a counter takedown but St. Georges avoids it well and moves away.
Nice defenses there by St. Georges.
St. Georges throws a body punch but Nikolaev moves out of range.
Nikolaev changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
St. Georges looks to land a right hand but Nikolaev moved out of range.
St. Georges lands a nice looking body shot.
St. Georges throws a shot from downtown. Nikolaev moves away and avoids it.
St. Georges looks to throw the jab but Nikolaev is out of range.
Nikolaev has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from St. Georges.
Nikolaev keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
St. Georges lands a jab to Nikolaev's midsection.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nikolaev throws a hook but St. Georges blocks it.
Nikolaev is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Nikolaev misses with a hook. St. Georges ducked under it nicely.
St. Georges swings widly with a right hand

and Nikolaev counters with a shoot takedown. St. Georges fights it but they end up in guard.
Nikolaev wants to pass the guard but St. Georges is keeping the position.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Nikolaev accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
St. Georges can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Nikolaev controls the pace.
Nikolaev working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
St. Georges 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.
Nikolaev pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. St. Georges is keeping the position for now.
Nikolaev loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
St. Georges is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Nikolaev wants to control from the top but St. Georges keeps moving.
Nikolaev won't allow St. Georges to sweep him here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Nikolaev trying to control but St. Georges is working from the bottom.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
St. Georges swings for the body but Nikolaev moves out of range.
St. Georges with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
St. Georges misses with a lunging right hand

and Nikolaev counters with a nice double leg into side control. St. Georges won't be happy with that.
Nikolaev cracks St. Georges with a big right hand but St. Georges just smiles back at him and invites him to have another go.
Nikolaev is chipping away with strikes.
Nikolaev throws an elbow but St. Georges slips to the side and avoids it well.
St. Georges is not content to let Nikolaev control the position.
Nikolaev throws a strike aimed at the side of St. Georges's head but St. Georges avoids it well.
Nikolaev grinds an elbow into St. Georges's temple.
St. Georges managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Nikolaev.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev trying to control the position but St. Georges is working away.
Nikolaev scoring with punches and elbows.
Nikolaev looking to punish the body of his opponent here but St. Georges is avoiding damage well.
Nikolaev throwing shots but missing, from side control.
Nikolaev scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at St. Georges to see if he's OK.
Nikolaev cracks St. Georges with an elbow. That is naaassty.

Nikolaev tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Nikolaev has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Nikolaev lands an elbow.
Nikolaev looks up at the clock and then as St. Georges takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Nikolaev smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
Nikolaev working the body and head with strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
St. Georges can't do much from the bottom here.
Nikolaev fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Nikolaev working the head and body with strikes.

Nikolaev is trying to get an arm triangle but St. Georges is defending well.
St. Georges taking punishment in the form of punches.
St. Georges is trying to get back to his feet.
St. Georges on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
St. Georges struggling a bit here.
Nikolaev in side control lands a decent elbow.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


St. Georges swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Nikolaev.
St. Georges connects with a solid leg kick.
Nikolaev jabbing away but nothing is landing.
St. Georges scores with a spinning back kick!
Nikolaev misses with a wild combination.
St. Georges wants to counter the offense by Nikolaev and move into the clinch position.
Nikolaev checks a leg kick.
Nikolaev changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Nikolaev misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
St. Georges connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Nikolaev shoots in for a takedown and gets it.
St. Georges wants to stand back up but Nikolaev manages to pass into side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev has control of an arm but St. Georges manages to advance to Nikolaev's back!
Nikolaev is defending well here and trying to improve his position.
St. Georges doesn't have the hooks in and Nikolaev manages to turn into his guard.
St. Georges keeping full guard, as Nikolaev tries to pass.
St. Georges is controlling Nikolaev's posture.
Nikolaev won't allow St. Georges to sweep him here.
Nikolaev throws a big elbow that misses.
Nikolaev pushing down on St. Georges's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.

Nikolaev is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
St. Georges regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev 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.
St. Georges keeping moving, preventing Nikolaev from controlling successfully.
Nikolaev connects with a couple of short punches.
Nikolaev controlling from the top position.
Nikolaev working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of St. Georges's head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nikolaev scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Nikolaev won't allow St. Georges to get back to his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev is in close to St. Georges's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Nikolaev missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.

St. Georges manages to escape and get back to his feet.
A telegraphed right hand from Nikolaev misses the target.
A swing and a miss from Nikolaev.
St. Georges takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from St. Georges, right into the meat.
St. Georges fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Nikolaev manages to avoid it.
A looping hook to the body misses from St. Georges. Nikolaev does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nikolaev changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
St. Georges throws a lazy uppercut

and Nikolaev counters with a takedown into side control.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
St. Georges wants to get back to his feet but Nikolaev drags him back down.
Nikolaev lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear St. Georges down.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Nikolaev thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Nikolaev is maintaining the dominant position - no doubt St. Georges will start to get frustrated soon if he's not already.
St. Georges is not content to let Nikolaev control the position.
St. Georges takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Nikolaev in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.

Nikolaev is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but St. Georges is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Nikolaev lands an elbow.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


St. Georges throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Nikolaev sees it coming and avoids it easily.
St. Georges uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
St. Georges thuds his shin into the meat of Nikolaev's side.
St. Georges lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Nikolaev uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from St. Georges.
Nikolaev is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
St. Georges uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Nikolaev.
Nikolaev slips under a jab from St. Georges.
Nikolaev appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Nikolaev just misses with a punch to the body.
St. Georges fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Nikolaev is out of range.
A low kick from St. Georges misses

and Nikolaev counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Nikolaev.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
St. Georges pulls Nikolaev in to control the position.
Nikolaev trying to control the position from guard on top but St. Georges is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Nikolaev throwing strikes but missing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
St. Georges controlling the position.
Nikolaev throwing strikes but missing.
Nikolaev throws a big right hand that misses.
Nikolaev is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
St. Georges preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Nikolaev stopping the sweep attempt from St. Georges.
St. Georges is looking to stand up but Nikolaev isn't so interested in that idea.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
St. Georges lands a nice leg kick that just misses Nikolaev's sensitive parts.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Nikolaev throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

Nikolaev shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
St. Georges preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Nikolaev's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Nikolaev throws a strike but St. Georges rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Nikolaev is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Nikolaev looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

Nikolaev is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and St. Georges defends well.
Nikolaev has control of St. Georges's left arm, preventing St. Georges from doing any damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:38 of round 5, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Volya Nikolaev!
Volya Nikolaev retains his lightweight title!
In his post fight interview, Volya Nikolaev started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
65%

 

Event: CEC 599     
Date:   Jul 04, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Shogun Iron Tyson (ranked 8 p4p, 2 weight class) and Volya Nikolaev (ranked 91 p4p, 14 weight class). Iron Tyson comes to the cage accompanied by Slaughterouse - Party. Nikolaev has chosen Fever as his entrance music. 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!

165 cm
38
149 lbs
39 - 19 - 2
170 cm
39
165 lbs
42 - 29 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 39 wins, 19 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Shogun Iron Tyson!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 42 wins, 29 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Jack Bonds and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nikolaev bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Iron Tyson's head backwards.
Iron Tyson looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Iron Tyson on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.

Nikolaev shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Iron Tyson napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Nikolaev wants to control but Iron Tyson is keeping him busy.

Nikolaev tries for a kimura but Iron Tyson is defending well.
Iron Tyson manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!

Nikolaev looking for submissions off his back.
Nikolaev is looking for a sweep. Iron Tyson is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Iron Tyson tries to stand and escape but Nikolaev is controlling the position.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Nikolaev regains full guard. Nicely done.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Iron Tyson not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.

Iron Tyson avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Nikolaev has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Iron Tyson can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Iron Tyson wants to control from the top but Nikolaev keeps moving.

Nikolaev escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Iron Tyson gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Nikolaev looking for a sweep. Not yet Nikolaev, not yet.
Nikolaev throws a couple of weedy looking strikes off his back.
Iron Tyson would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.

Nikolaev had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Iron Tyson defends it easily.

Nikolaev is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Iron Tyson is aware though and is defending well.

Nikolaev working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Iron Tyson doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Iron Tyson manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Iron Tyson has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of Nikolaev is proving hard to escape from.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.

Nikolaev working for submissions but it's allowed Iron Tyson to get to half guard.
Iron Tyson takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Nikolaev trying to control from the bottom.
Nikolaev wants to get back to full guard.
Nikolaev wants to control but Iron Tyson is keeping busy.

Nikolaev looking for submissions off his back.
Iron Tyson is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Nikolaev has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Iron Tyson is working away from the top position though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Iron Tyson content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Nikolaev tries to roll over but Iron Tyson keeps him under control.
Iron Tyson seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Nikolaev does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Nikolaev moves into full guard.
Nikolaev is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

Nikolaev has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Iron Tyson can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Iron Tyson advances to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Iron Tyson is looking to take a break and control but Nikolaev is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Iron Tyson looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Nikolaev makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Nikolaev.
Iron Tyson has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.

Nikolaev is looking to cinch up a triangle. Iron Tyson throws the leg off to one side though and gets in tight to Nikolaev's body to avoid the submission. Nikolaev has instead reached around Iron Tyson's neck and now has a guillotine! Oh, this is biiiig trouble! Nikolaev arches his back and squeezes and forces the tap from his hapless opponent.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:41 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Volya Nikolaev!
Volya Nikolaev is the new lightweight champion!
A very excited looking Volya Nikolaev rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
The defeated Shogun Iron Tyson had this to say: 'Another garbage decision, of course.'.
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
27%

 

Event: CEC 589     
Date:   May 18, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Volya Nikolaev (ranked 40 p4p, 5 weight class) and Koh Ibu (ranked 41 p4p, 6 weight class). Nikolaev's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Fever . These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

170 cm
39
165 lbs
42 - 28 - 0
175 cm
27
154 lbs
16 - 5 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 42 wins, 28 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
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 New York, Koh Ibu!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Timothy Bukovac and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ibu uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Nikolaev throws a poor cross that misses
and Ibu counters with a stiff right hand.
Nikolaev throws a shot from downtown. Ibu moves away and avoids it.
Nikolaev throws a poor cross that misses
and Ibu counters with a leg kick.
Ibu throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Nikolaev looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Ibu is fending him off so far but Nikolaev persists. Nope, Ibu circles away and we're back to standing.

Ibu gets caught napping as Nikolaev dives in and scores a takedown. Ibu manages to retain guard.
Ibu seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Nikolaev preventing the sweep.
Ibu is pulling down on Nikolaev's head. It's preventing any offense from Nikolaev, at least for the moment.

Ibu manages to escape and get back to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Nikolaev. Ibu does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nikolaev misses with a looping right.
Nikolaev misses with a few strikes there.
Koh Ibu is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

Nikolaev shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Ibu working a defensive guard here.
Ibu has control of Nikolaev's left arm, preventing Nikolaev from doing any damage.
Nikolaev throwing strikes but missing.
Nikolaev throwing strikes but missing.
Ibu is controlling Nikolaev's posture.
Nikolaev 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.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev trying to control the position from guard on top but Ibu is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Nikolaev working some strikes from top position.
Ibu 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.
Nikolaev stops Ibu from standing up.
Ibu is pulling down on Nikolaev's head to control his posture.
Nikolaev wants to control from the top but Ibu keeps moving.
Nikolaev throwing strikes from guard but Ibu blocks nicely.
Ibu preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Ibu controls Nikolaev momentarily but Nikolaev frees himself.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev is looking to work some ground and pound but Ibu has wrist control.
Nikolaev working some strikes from top position.
Nikolaev controlling from the top position.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Ibu is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Ibu keeping moving, preventing Nikolaev from controlling successfully.
Ibu wants to get back to his feet but Nikolaev is in a dominant position and won't allow it.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Ibu lands a jab to Nikolaev's midsection.
Ibu throws a solid leg kick but Nikolaev takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Ibu.
Ibu throws a solid leg kick but Nikolaev takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Ibu.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A big right from Nikolaev misses.
Nikolaev misses with a body shot.

Ibu tries to sprawl but Nikolaev drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Ibu is trying to maintain the position but Nikolaev is very close to passing his half guard.
Ibu is trying to get back to full guard.
Nikolaev is thwarting Ibu's attempts to control the position.
Ibu is trying to avoid being dragged into an even worse position than he's already in but Nikolaev is staying active.
Nikolaev tries to pass to full mount but Ibu defends it.
Nikolaev throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Nikolaev fails to land with a series of punches.
Nikolaev misses with a hook. Ibu ducked under it nicely.
Nikolaev misses with a looping left.
Nikolaev throws a body shot but no joy.
Nikolaev throws a right hand that misses
and Ibu counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Nikolaev missing with a left hand there. Ibu was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Nikolaev backing away here, and Ibu unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Nikolaev throws an off balance right hand
and Ibu counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Ibu moves away from the strike by Nikolaev.
Ibu stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Ibu wants it to stay on the feet.
Nikolaev has his takedown stuffed
letting Ibu counter with a right hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nikolaev throws a left and a right that both miss
and Ibu connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Ibu throws a jab but it's blocked by Nikolaev.
Nice takedown defense from Ibu. No joy for Nikolaev on that attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Volya Nikolaev. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ibu scores with a head kick.

Nikolaev is rocked!
Nikolaev connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Ibu moves out of range of the strikes.
Ibu tries a quick counter leg kick but Nikolaev is wise to it.
Nikolaev missing with a left hand there. Ibu was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Ibu comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Nikolaev throws a jab when Ibu was well out of range.
Nikolaev lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Nikolaev with a poor takedown
and Ibu counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Oh Nikolaev is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Ibu throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Nikolaev seems to have got his legs back now.
Ibu throws a low kick but it's checked well by Nikolaev.
Nikolaev looks to land a combination. Ibu sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
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!
Nikolaev throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Ibu counters with a straight right hand.
Ibu wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A chopping leg kick lands by Ibu.
Ibu seems to be stalking Nikolaev here. He circles momentarily and then unleashes a devastating head kick! Nikolaev drops like a stone, out cold! WOW! Are you kidding me!? What a knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:13 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Koh Ibu!
Koh Ibu 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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hype
A | B
pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
45%

 

Event: CEC 586     
Date:   May 04, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Volya Nikolaev (ranked 47 p4p, 10 weight class) and Lee Sang Seok (ranked 192 p4p, 28 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Nikolaev might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Fever . Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

170 cm
39
165 lbs
41 - 28 - 0
176 cm
29
152 lbs
23 - 9 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 41 wins, 28 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 9 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lee Sang Seok!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Frank Antenori and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice jab there from Seok.
Nikolaev with a nice cross.
Nikolaev misses with a looping right.
Seok misses with a wild body shot.
Nikolaev walks into a straight right hand from Seok.
Nikolaev looks to throw the jab but Seok is out of range.
And Seok tries to counter it with a takedown but Nikolaev pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Nice defenses there by Seok.
And Seok tries to counter it with a takedown but Nikolaev pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Seok walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Seok slips under a jab from Nikolaev.
Seok with the counter takedown but Nikolaev avoids it easily.
Seok slips a straight right by Nikolaev.
Nikolaev looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Seok misses the shot to the body.
Nikolaev's jab looks to have found its range, popping Seok under the eye.
Nikolaev throws a lazy right hand but Seok sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Seok tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Nikolaev throws a lazy right hand but Seok sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Nikolaev lands a really nice looking cross but Seok seems unphased.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nikolaev is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Seok.
Seok waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Nikolaev.
Nikolaev throws a shot from downtown. Seok moves away and avoids it.
Seok changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Seok.
Nice cross by Nikolaev.
Seok with a nice cross.
Nikolaev loads up on a big right hand but Seok slips the punch.
Seok throws a jab when Nikolaev was well out of range.
Nikolaev throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Seok sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Seok with the counter takedown but Nikolaev avoids it easily.
Nikolaev ducks under a wild hook from Seok.
Seok looks to throw the jab but Nikolaev is out of range.
Nikolaev throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nikolaev connects with a body shot that sends Seok's belly button to the back.
Seok steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Nikolaev.
Seok looks to throw the jab but Nikolaev is out of range.
Nikolaev is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
A big right from Nikolaev misses.
Seok throws a shot to the body.
Volya Nikolaev seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nikolaev misses with an uppercut. Seok saw that one coming.
Nikolaev misses with an uppercut. Seok saw that one coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Seok sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Seok changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Volya Nikolaev is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Nikolaev is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Seok.
Seok is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Nikolaev misses with a straight right.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Seok slips under a jab.
Good shot there by Seok.
Seok displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Nikolaev throws out the jab.
Nikolaev slips a jab and a cross from Seok.
Nikolaev thows a left - swing and a miss!
Seok feints the counter takedown.
Nikolaev throws a body shot but no joy.
Nikolaev is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Seok on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Nikolaev throws a lazy right hand but Seok sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Good exchange - Seok coming out on top.
Nikolaev uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Seok.
Nikolaev swings widly with a right hand

and Seok counters with a shoot takedown. Nikolaev fights it but they end up in guard.
Seok trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seok distracts Nikolaev with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.

Nikolaev escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Seok gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Nikolaev keeping moving, preventing Seok from controlling successfully.
Nikolaev is trying to control the position but Seok postures up.

Nikolaev is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Seok wants to control from the top but Nikolaev keeps moving.
Nikolaev keeping full guard, as Seok tries to pass.

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

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.

Nikolaev is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Seok defends well.
Nikolaev is striking but Seok is not phased and passes to half guard.
Seok is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.

Nikolaev has guillotine here! It looks pretty tight! Could this be all over! No, Seok escapes and passes into side control at the same time. Nice work there by Seok!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Seok darts in looking for a takedown but Nikolaev gets double underhooks and turns Seok into the cage.
Nikolaev swings for the body but Seok moves out of range.
Seok steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Nikolaev.
Seok tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Seok takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Seok keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev scores with a jab to the body.
Nikolaev ducks under a wild hook from Seok.

Seok scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Nikolaev is holding Seok down, trying to stall.
Seok looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Nikolaev is avoiding damage well.
Nikolaev is looking to regain half guard here but Seok keeps moving and retains side control.
My spies in Gym Beam inform me that Seok has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Nikolaev wants to control but Seok postures up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev is trying to improve his position.
Nikolaev can't do much from the bottom here.
Nikolaev manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Nikolaev scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Seok tries to get to full guard but Nikolaev has control of the leg.
Nikolaev lands with a punch from half guard.
Nikolaev working Seok over with strikes.
Nikolaev looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Nikolaev looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Seok with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Seok is looking to control Nikolaev's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Seok avoid being mounted?

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev working Seok over with strikes.

Nikolaev is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Seok is just riding it out for now. Nikolaev eventually gives up the hold.

Seok looking for submissions off his back.
Seok is trying to maintain the position but Nikolaev is very close to passing his half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev prevents Seok from improving his position.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:33 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Volya Nikolaev!
Volya Nikolaev decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
48%

 

Event: CEC 578     
Date:   Mar 28, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Volya Nikolaev (ranked 12 p4p, 5 weight class) and Shogun Iron Tyson (ranked 63 p4p, 11 weight class). Nikolaev comes to the cage accompanied by Fever . Iron Tyson has chosen Slaughterouse - Party as his entrance music. Shogun Iron Tyson has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

170 cm
38
165 lbs
41 - 27 - 0
165 cm
37
149 lbs
36 - 19 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 41 wins, 27 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 19 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Shogun Iron Tyson!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Iron Tyson rushes Nikolaev and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
A nice right hand lands inside from Iron Tyson.

Nikolaev works for the underhooks and manages to get a trip takedown into guard.
Iron Tyson controlling the position.
Nikolaev landing with the ground and pound.
Nikolaev connects with a couple of short punches.
Iron Tyson working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Nikolaev.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Iron Tyson is adopting a defensive guard.

Iron Tyson uses the cage to get back to his feet.
Nikolaev on the wrong end of a nice hook.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Iron Tyson scores with a punch to the head.
Iron Tyson looks to throw the jab but Nikolaev is out of range.
Nikolaev drops down looking for a counter takedown but Iron Tyson sprawls and moves away.
Iron Tyson is looking to score with low kicks.
Nikolaev was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Nikolaev moves out of range as Iron Tyson strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Iron Tyson thuds a left hand into Nikolaev's body.
Iron Tyson looks to score with a jab to the body but Nikolaev is just out of range.
Iron Tyson has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
A shot to the body from Iron Tyson misses
and Nikolaev counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A shot to the body from Iron Tyson misses
and Nikolaev makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Iron Tyson looks to score with a jab to the body but Nikolaev is just out of range.
Nikolaev keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson throws a hook to the side of Nikolaev's head but Nikolaev sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Iron Tyson stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Nikolaev looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Iron Tyson misses with an uppercut
and Nikolaev counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
A decent looking cross lands there for Iron Tyson.
Shogun Iron Tyson is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Iron Tyson swings widly with a right hand
and Nikolaev counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Iron Tyson dips to his left and cracks Nikolaev with an uppercut!
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Iron Tyson works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.

Nikolaev closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Iron Tyson to the mat! Iron Tyson manages to get full guard.
Nikolaev throws a big elbow that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev trying to control but Iron Tyson is working from the bottom.
Iron Tyson wants to get back to his feet but Nikolaev is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Nikolaev throwing strikes but missing.
Nikolaev chips away with some ground and pound.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Nikolaev throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Nikolaev working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Iron Tyson looking to control.
Iron Tyson utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Nikolaev is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Nikolaev throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Nikolaev trying to control but Iron Tyson is working from the bottom.
Nikolaev with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev trying to control the position from guard on top but Iron Tyson is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Iron Tyson is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.


Nikolaev actively working from the bottom here.
Iron Tyson prevents Nikolaev from improving his position.

Nikolaev looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Iron Tyson is keen to just control but Nikolaev is a slippery customer.
Nikolaev is looking to improve his position.
Iron Tyson wants to get back to his feet.

Nikolaev looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Iron Tyson wants to take a breather but Nikolaev is having none of it.

Nikolaev looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Nikolaev trying to control but Iron Tyson postures up.
Nikolaev missing with punches from the bottom.

Nikolaev is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Iron Tyson pulls his head out easily.
Iron Tyson performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Nikolaev trying to control but Iron Tyson postures up.
Nikolaev 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.
Nikolaev works his way to full guard. Good work.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Shogun Iron Tyson 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.


Iron Tyson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nikolaev appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Nikolaev ducks under a wild hook from Iron Tyson.
Nikolaev tries to counter with a takedown but Iron Tyson is quick to defend against it.
Iron Tyson moves out of range as Nikolaev strikes.
Shogun Iron Tyson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nikolaev displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Iron Tyson throws out the jab.
Nikolaev avoids the body shot from Iron Tyson.
Nikolaev scores with a punch to the head.
Iron Tyson lands with a nice body punch.
Shogun Iron Tyson seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Iron Tyson scores with a punch to the head.
Iron Tyson misses with a lunging right hand
and Nikolaev counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Nikolaev 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.
Nikolaev on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Iron Tyson fails in his attempt to clinch.
Iron Tyson just misses with a punch to the body.
Nikolaev throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Nikolaev takes one on the button.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Iron Tyson slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Iron Tyson wants to clinch but Nikolaev slips to the side
enabling Nikolaev to counter with a crisp jab.
Nikolaev keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson misses with a hook to the body

and Nikolaev counters with a single leg into guard. Iron Tyson didn't expect that.
Nikolaev looking to pass the guard.
Nikolaev trying to control but Iron Tyson is working from the bottom.
Nikolaev in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Nikolaev is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Volya Nikolaev overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Nikolaev lands a couple of elbows.
Nikolaev lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Nikolaev works over Iron Tyson with some ground and pound from guard.
Iron Tyson keeping moving, preventing Nikolaev from controlling successfully.
Iron Tyson pulls Nikolaev in close to prevent any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Iron Tyson wants to get back to his feet but Nikolaev is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Nikolaev throwing strikes from guard but Iron Tyson blocks nicely.
Nikolaev throws a big right hand that misses.
Iron Tyson wants to get back to his feet but Nikolaev is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Nikolaev distracts Iron Tyson with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Nikolaev scoring with some ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev lands a couple of digs.
Iron Tyson wants to stand and escape but Nikolaev is having none of it.
Iron Tyson working a defensive guard here.
Nikolaev throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Iron Tyson is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Nikolaev postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Iron Tyson trying to control the position.
Nikolaev works over Iron Tyson with some ground and pound from guard.
Nikolaev working some strikes from top position.
Nikolaev stops Iron Tyson from standing up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev wants to pass the guard but Iron Tyson is keeping the position.
Nikolaev postures up.
Nikolaev loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Nikolaev trying to control the position from guard on top but Iron Tyson is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Nikolaev is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Nikolaev lands a couple of digs.
Nikolaev throwing strikes but missing.
Nikolaev postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Nikolaev throws a big elbow that misses.
Nikolaev postures up and lands a big shot to Iron Tyson's brow.
Nikolaev postures up and lands a big shot to Iron Tyson's brow.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Iron Tyson lands a jab to the head.
Iron Tyson misses with a body punch
and Nikolaev counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Iron Tyson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Nikolaev manages to avoid it.
Iron Tyson scores with a jab to the body.
Nikolaev takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Iron Tyson dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Iron Tyson works the jab nicely.
Iron Tyson throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Nikolaev connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Iron Tyson throws a jab when Nikolaev was well out of range.
A big right from Iron Tyson misses.

Nikolaev gets a double leg takedown into Iron Tyson's guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nikolaev is looking to work some ground and pound but Iron Tyson has wrist control.
Iron Tyson can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Nikolaev controls the pace.
Nikolaev's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Iron Tyson swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Iron Tyson is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Iron Tyson stalling.
Iron Tyson moves into full mount! Nikolaev won't be happy about that!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev is squirming around, avoiding Iron Tyson's attempts to control the action.
Nikolaev is looking to get to half guard.

Iron Tyson is standing up out of mount! Strange tactic there - he must really want this one on the feet!
Iron Tyson dips to his left and cracks Nikolaev with an uppercut!
Nikolaev fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Nikolaev stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.

Nikolaev fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Iron Tyson sprawls well initially but Nikolaev persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nikolaev trying to control the action but Iron Tyson is working from the bottom.
Nikolaev wants to free his trapped foot but Iron Tyson is holding on for dear life with his legs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Iron Tyson trying to control from the bottom.
Nikolaev landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Nikolaev misses with a head shot. Iron Tyson uses the momentum to regain guard.
Nikolaev distracts Iron Tyson with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Nikolaev lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Nikolaev trying to control but Iron Tyson is working from the bottom.
Iron Tyson is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Nikolaev is controlling him.
Nikolaev with a nice head shot there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev trying to control the position from guard on top but Iron Tyson is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Nikolaev is fighting to break Iron Tyson's control of his arms but Iron Tyson is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Iron Tyson working a defensive guard here.
Nikolaev scoring with punches to the head and body.
Nikolaev stopping the sweep attempt from Iron Tyson.
Nikolaev trying to control the position from guard on top but Iron Tyson is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Nikolaev postures up and lands a big shot to Iron Tyson's brow.
Nikolaev postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Shogun Iron Tyson just about did enough to take it.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Iron Tyson misses with a straight left.
Nikolaev throwing a counter right hand but Iron Tyson manages to avoid it.
A lazy left from Nikolaev finds it's target.
Nikolaev uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Iron Tyson.
Nikolaev moves away from the strike by Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nikolaev throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Iron Tyson appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Iron Tyson ducks under a wild hook from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev moves out of range of the strikes.
Iron Tyson is looking to clinch but Nikolaev is avoiding it.
Nikolaev needs to keep his hands up - Iron Tyson had a free shot at his head there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Iron Tyson scores with a hook to the body. Nikolaev takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Iron Tyson misses with a straight right.
Nikolaev checks the leg kick.
Nikolaev has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Iron Tyson finds it's way round the side to connect with Nikolaev's head.
Nikolaev is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Iron Tyson tries to clinch up.
Iron Tyson throws a big shot that misses.
It looked like Nikolaev wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Nikolaev throws an overhand right that lands on Iron Tyson's shoulder, as Iron Tyson tries to avoid the shot.
Iron Tyson connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Nikolaev momentarily.
Iron Tyson misses the jab.
Iron Tyson misses with a shot to the body
and Nikolaev counters with a straight right hand.
Iron Tyson takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Iron Tyson throws an off balance right hand
and Nikolaev counters with a nice uppercut.
No luck for Nikolaev with that takedown attempt.
A shot to the liver by Nikolaev. Beautiful body shot.
Iron Tyson paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Nice straight punches there by Iron Tyson. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Iron Tyson.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Iron Tyson swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Nikolaev.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nikolaev uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Iron Tyson lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Iron Tyson digs a good body shot into Nikolaev's ribs.
Nikolaev staying out of range there.
Iron Tyson jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Nikolaev moves forwards but Iron Tyson connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Iron Tyson lunges at Nikolaev with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Nikolaev's hand.
Iron Tyson misses with a wild body shot.
Nikolaev dives in and grabs Iron Tyson's left leg, looking for a takedown. Iron Tyson pushes down on Nikolaev's head and hops out.
Nikolaev scores with a nice head shot.
Iron Tyson doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Iron Tyson staying out of range there.
Iron Tyson fails with an attempt to clinch.
Nikolaev looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Iron Tyson misses with a right hand
and Nikolaev counters with a stiff right hand.
Iron Tyson scores with a jab to the body.
Iron Tyson ducks under a wild hook from Nikolaev.
Iron Tyson just misses with a punch to the body.
A little feinted left hand from Nikolaev on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Iron Tyson scores with a shot to the body.
Nikolaev throws a big shot that misses.
A swing and a miss from Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson's jab looks to have found its range, popping Nikolaev under the eye.
Iron Tyson throws a hook to the side of Nikolaev's head but Nikolaev sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Nikolaev throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Iron Tyson sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Nice defenses there by Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson slips under a jab from Nikolaev.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Iron Tyson throws a hook to the side of Nikolaev's head but Nikolaev sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Nikolaev drops down looking for a counter takedown but Iron Tyson sprawls and moves away.
Nikolaev defending well as Iron Tyson loads up on a big left hand.
Nikolaev is looking to counter punch.
Iron Tyson lands a jab to the nose.
A looping hook to the body misses from Nikolaev. Iron Tyson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nikolaev shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Iron Tyson as he avoids it easily.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Volya Nikolaev. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Iron Tyson closes the distance and pushes Nikolaev back into the cage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nikolaev looking for a takedown.
Nikolaev tries to score a body lock takedown but Iron Tyson shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Nikolaevs head.
Iron Tyson tries to throw a body punch but Nikolaev avoids it by throwing Iron Tyson back against the cage.
Nikolaev jumps guard but Iron Tyson stands there with Nikolaev around his waist. Nikolaev gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.

Nikolaev wants the takedown. Iron Tyson is fighting it off but Nikolaev persists and manages to bring the fight to the ground, ending up in Iron Tyson's guard against the cage.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Nikolaev trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Nikolaev shoots for a double leg takedown but Iron Tyson sprawls well. He's pushed Nikolaev's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Nikolaev keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Iron Tyson.
Nikolaev takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Iron Tyson lands a really nice looking cross but Nikolaev seems unphased.
Nikolaev scores with a decent looking hook.
Nikolaev has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Nikolaev there as he acknowledges the shot.
Iron Tyson cracks Nikolaev with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Nikolaev fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Nikolaev on the wrong end of a nice hook.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Iron Tyson throws a body shot but no joy.
Nikolaev was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
A decent looking cross lands there for Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson throws a hook but Nikolaev avoids it easily.
Nikolaev was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Iron Tyson catches Nikolaev with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
The step up in weight doesn't seem to be a problem for Iron Tyson. He's performing admirably here against the bigger man.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Nikolaev's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Iron Tyson connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Nikolaev scrambles back to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Iron Tyson lands a nice shot that snaps Nikolaev's head back.
Nikolaev misses with a straight right.
Iron Tyson just misses with a punch to the body.
As Iron Tyson looks to move away, Nikolaev throws a big counter combo but Iron Tyson just gets out of the way.
Iron Tyson moves away from the strike by Nikolaev.
Iron Tyson connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.

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

Iron Tyson throws Nikolaev to one side and escapes!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A lazy left from Nikolaev finds it's target.
Iron Tyson tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Nikolaev paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Nikolaev misses with a hook. Iron Tyson ducked under it nicely.
Nikolaev waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson slips under a jab.
Shogun Iron Tyson is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Iron Tyson will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Iron Tyson swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Iron Tyson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nikolaev pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Nikolaev moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Iron Tyson throws a hook to the side of Nikolaev's head but Nikolaev sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Nikolaev feinted with a counter takedown.
Iron Tyson walks into a left hand.
Iron Tyson lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Iron Tyson jabs Nikolaev to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Iron Tyson 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.
Iron Tyson just misses with a punch to the body.
It looked like Nikolaev wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Iron Tyson throws an off balance right hand
and Iron Tyson takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Volya Nikolaev has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice jab there from Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson throws a hook but Nikolaev avoids it easily.
Iron Tyson ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Nikolaev shoots in for a takedown but Iron Tyson shows good takedown defense.

Iron Tyson has closed the distance and engaged Nikolaev in a clinch.

Nikolaev manages to break the clinch.
Iron Tyson bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Iron Tyson lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Iron Tyson lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Iron Tyson fails to land with a series of punches.
Iron Tyson misses the jab.
Nikolaev appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Nikolaev takes one on the button.
A telegraphed right hand from Iron Tyson misses the target.
Nikolaev appears to be looking for a big counter.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Iron Tyson does it's job there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson tries a low kick but Nikolaev avoids it.
Nikolaev slips a jab from Iron Tyson.
Nice jab there from Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson slips a jab from Nikolaev.
Iron Tyson cracks Nikolaev with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Nikolaev shoots in looking for a takedown but Iron Tyson manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Nikolaev's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Volya Nikolaev. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A cross from Iron Tyson lands.
Iron Tyson lunges at Nikolaev with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Nikolaev's hand.
Iron Tyson lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Nikolaev shoots in for a double leg but Iron Tyson sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.

Iron Tyson clinches.

And that's the end of the fight!
Shogun Iron Tyson comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Iron Tyson 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 46:49
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Shogun Iron Tyson!

Shogun Iron Tyson is the new lightweight champion!
Shogun Iron Tyson decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
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Event: GAMMA#694 Bubba v Simmons     
Date:   Feb 24, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Tony Ramos (ranked 76 p4p, 13 weight class) and Volya Nikolaev (ranked 16 p4p, 3 weight class). The crowd seem to be enjoying Nikolaev's choice of entrance music: Fever . Tony Ramos could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Volya Nikolaev's chin.

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165 lbs
40 - 27 - 0
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Tony Ramos !
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 40 wins, 27 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Bishop, Donald Grub and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nikolaev avoids the body shot from Ramos .
A looping hook to the body misses from Ramos . Nikolaev does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nikolaev keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nikolaev uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Ramos .
Nikolaev tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Ramos was well out of range. Poor timing from Nikolaev.
Ramos moves into range and connects with a jab.
Ramos stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Nikolaev defending well as Ramos loads up on a big left hand.
Ramos fails with a takedown attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nikolaev misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Ramos .
Ramos looks to land a right hand but Nikolaev moved out of range.
Nikolaev appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Ramos shoots in but no luck this time.
Ramos swings widly with a right hand
and Nikolaev counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
We've been hearing reports that Ramos has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.

Ramos closes the distance and clinches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev lands a hook that snaps the head of Ramos backwards.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Nikolaev as Ramos tries to tie him up.
Nikolaev is trying to pull guard but Ramos has him pressed against the cage.
Ramos works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Nikolaev throws a knee to the head but misses.

Ramos has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Nikolaev clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Nikolaev trying to control the action but Ramos just sinks the hooks in.
Ramos scores with a nice shot to the head of his opponent. Nikolaev is looking for a way out.
Ramos landing with strikes.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Nikolaev tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Nikolaev wants to hold on but Ramos pushes him away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
BOOM! Ramos connects with a massive shot to the dome!
Nikolaev can't escape the position.
Nikolaev in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
Nikolaev is working to get back to half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Ramos tries to control but Nikolaev wriggling away.
Nikolaev is trying to escape the mount.
Ramos raining down hammerfists from mount.
Ramos pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Nikolaev 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.
Nikolaev is trying to get back to full guard.
Ramos landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Nikolaev looking for submissions off his back.
Ramos trying to control from half guard but Nikolaev is working away.

Nikolaev has hold of a guillotine but he's not going to be able to crank on it really with only half guard, so it's no trouble for Ramos . Oh but Nikolaev has got full guard now! Oh boy! This one could be over very soon! Ramos goes limp - he's gone! Nikolaev jumps up and celebrates with the crowd - fantastic submission finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:41 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Volya Nikolaev!
Our winner, Volya Nikolaev, 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
43%

 

Event: CEC 563     
Date:   Jan 10, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Jolly Leg Byrd (ranked 15 p4p, 4 weight class) and Volya Nikolaev (ranked 48 p4p, 14 weight class). Nikolaev comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Fever kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

172 cm
33
154 lbs
28 - 11 - 2
170 cm
37
165 lbs
39 - 27 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 11 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Jolly Leg Byrd!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 39 wins, 27 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Frank Antenori and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Byrd listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Byrd finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Nikolaev feints the counter takedown.
Byrd throws a leg kick but Nikolaev checks it.
Nikolaev scores with a jab to the jaw.
Byrd throws a wild body kick that Nikolaev sees coming a mile off.
Nikolaev throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Byrd sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Byrd throws a leg kick
and Nikolaev connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Byrd misses with a wild body shot.

Nikolaev gets tackled into the cage by Byrd. Byrd maintains the clinch.
Byrd lands a left hand that snaps the head of Nikolaev backwards.
Byrd struggles to land a body shot inside as Nikolaev controls his hands.
Nikolaev with an attempt at a knee that misses.

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

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

Nikolaev has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Byrd can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Byrd controlling from the top position.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Nikolaev looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Byrd looking to control the position here, rather than advance.

Byrd got a little sloppy there for a moment and Nikolaev has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Byrd has managed to get both his arms back between Nikolaev's legs - danger averted.
Our spies down at at St Petersburg MMA Gym inform us that Nikolaev has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Byrd stays in close to Nikolaev's body and controls the position.
Byrd continues to stall.

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.
Nikolaev wants to sweep here but Byrd controlling him for the moment.
Byrd wants to control from the top but Nikolaev keeps moving.
Byrd slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.

Nikolaev working for a triangle but Byrd defends it easily.
Byrd controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Nikolaev lands with a good body shot.
Nikolaev cracks Byrd with a right hand to the side of the head.
Byrd displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Nikolaev throws out the jab.
Byrd definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Byrd lands a lovely overhand right.
Nice uppercut lands for Byrd. That snapped Nikolaev's head back.
A good leg kick by Byrd.
Nikolaev takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Byrd staying out of range there.
Byrd throws a leg kick which misses Nikolaev's front leg but catches the back leg as Nikolaev tries to avoid it.
Nikolaev closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Jolly Leg Byrd seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Byrd misses with a lunging right hand
and Nikolaev connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Byrd slips under a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Byrd misses with a hook.
Byrd lands with a good body shot.
Nikolaev bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Nikolaev feints the counter takedown.
Nikolaev scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Nikolaev swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
It looked like Byrd wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Nikolaev lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Byrd at a distance.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Nikolaev checks a leg kick.
Byrd feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Nikolaevs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Nikolaev pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Nikolaev misses with a wild combination.
Byrd lands with a nice body kick.
Nikolaev thows a left - swing and a miss!
Nikolaev misses with a looping left.
Byrd attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Byrd connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Nikolaev momentarily.

Nikolaev 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.
Byrd working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Nikolaev.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Byrd lands with a shot to the body.
Nikolaev ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Byrd moves away.
Byrd pushes Nikolaev away with a front kick.
Nikolaev takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Nikolaev throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Byrd.
Nikolaev scores with a jab to the jaw.
Byrd scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Byrd scores with a decent looking hook.
Both fighters circling a little - Byrd finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Nikolaev misses with the combination.
Byrd moves out of range of the strikes.
Byrd feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Byrd misses with a wild body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Byrd will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Nikolaev misses the shot to the body.
Byrd jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Nikolaev misses with a wild combination.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Byrd gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Byrd misses with a wild body shot.
Byrd moves out of range as Nikolaev strikes.
Nikolaev throws a series of punches but Byrd avoids them all with ease.
Nikolaev looks to throw the jab but Byrd is out of range.
Nice shot by Byrd.
Nikolaev shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Byrd pinned against the cage. Byrd gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Nikolaev tries to score a power double leg takedown but Byrd sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Nikolaev somewhat.
Nikolaev on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Byrd. Byrd obviously looking to wear him down.
Nikolaev listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Byrd slips a straight right by Nikolaev.
Byrd swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Byrd tries to land a front kick but Nikolaev steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Byrd throws a wild body kick that Nikolaev sees coming a mile off.
Byrd slips a jab from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Byrd ducks under a wild hook from Nikolaev.
Byrd fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Nikolaev on the side of the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Nikolaev takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Nikolaev is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Byrd.

Byrd clinches up against the cage.
Byrd misses with the head strike.
Byrd tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Byrd blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Nikolaev tries for a takedown. No joy.
Jolly Leg Byrd has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Volya Nikolaev.

Nikolaev escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Nikolaev shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Byrd sprawls well. Byrd wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Nikolaev gets slowly back to his feet.

Byrd closes the distance and clinches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev tries to pull guard but Byrd forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Nikolaev scores with a knee to the head.
Nikolaev tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A right hand to the body from Byrd.
Byrd's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Byrd lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Nikolaev backwards.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Nikolaev takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Byrd pushes Nikolaev back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Byrd fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

Byrd's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
A looping hook to the body misses from Byrd. Nikolaev does a little dance to reset his feet.
Byrd lands a really nice looking cross but Nikolaev seems unphased.
Byrd slips under a jab from Nikolaev.
Byrd darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Nikolaev moves away from the strike by Byrd.
And Nikolaev tries to counter it with a takedown but Byrd pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Byrd misses with a wild body shot.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Byrd throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Nikolaev stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
A jab from Nikolaev misses.
Byrd lands a nice shot that snaps Nikolaev's head back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Byrd slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Nikolaev misses with a straight right.
Nikolaev jabs at Byrd's body.
Byrd throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nikolaev uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Byrd.
Nikolaev pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Nikolaev shoots in but no luck this time.
Nikolaev misses with a wild body shot.
Byrd scores with a sloppy right hand. Nikolaev should have avoided that one.
Nikolaev fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Byrd manages to avoid it.
Nikolaev thows a left - swing and a miss!

Byrd drives through with a takedown into Nikolaev's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Byrd stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Nikolaev swivels though and keeps the full guard.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Nikolaev controls Byrd momentarily but Byrd frees himself.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Byrd's corner is telling him to maintain position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Nikolaev throws a hook but Byrd blocks it.
Nikolaev misses the shot to the body.
A clash of legs there as Nikolaev blocks the low kick.
Nikolaev on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Nikolaev misses with a hook
and Byrd counters with a nice uppercut.
Byrd throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nikolaev swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Byrd counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Byrd scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Byrd - that will leave a mark!
Byrd listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Nikolaev scores with a nice strike.
Nikolaev thuds his right hand into Byrd's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Byrd tries to land a leg kick but Nikolaev saw it coming and moves away.
Nikolaev misses with a looping left.
Nikolaev looks to land a right hand but Byrd moved out of range.
Nikolaev throws a jab when Byrd was well out of range.
Byrd avoids the body shot from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev looks to land a left hand but Byrd moved out of range nicely.
Byrd is looking to counter punch.
Byrd dodges the punch combination from Nikolaev.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Byrd scores with a kick to the body.
Byrd clobbers Nikolaev with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Nikolaev smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Byrd. Nikolaev shrugs it off though.
Nikolaev lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Nikolaev.
Byrd lands an overhand right.
Byrd shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Byrd scores with a sloppy right hand. Nikolaev should have avoided that one.
Byrd cracks Nikolaev with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Byrd wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Byrd throws a quick inside leg kick.
Byrd keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Byrd half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Byrd lets loose with a powerful body kick. Nikolaev will feel that in the morning.
Byrd fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Nikolaev.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Byrd cracks Nikolaev with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Byrd gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Nikolaev connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Byrd looks to land a body kick but Nikolaev moved away.
Byrd thuds his shin into the meat of Nikolaev's side.
Nikolaev blocks a leg kick.
Nikolaev has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Byrd throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nikolaev fails with a takedown attempt.

Nikolaev drives through with a takedown into Byrd's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Byrd trying to control the position.
Byrd is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Nikolaev wants to pass the guard but Byrd is keeping the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev is still trying to improve position.
Nikolaev working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Byrd managing to control the position.
Nikolaev tries to free his leg and advance position but Byrd is retaining full guard.
Byrd is pulling down on Nikolaev's head to control his posture.
Nikolaev working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Byrd keeping moving, preventing Nikolaev from controlling successfully.
Byrd has his hands on Nikolaev's head, controlling the position.

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

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Jolly Leg Byrd is winning the standup battle so far.
Nikolaev throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
That kick from Byrd tenderised Nikolaev's leg. Nikolaev is trying to keep his angry face on.
Nikolaev goes for a double leg but Byrd avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Byrd continues to drive forward.
Jolly Leg Byrd has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Volya Nikolaev.
Byrd lands with a nice body punch.
Byrd throws a body punch but Nikolaev moves out of range.
Byrd throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Nikolaev counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Nikolaev ducks right into an uppercut from Byrd.
Byrd wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Byrd slips a straight right by Nikolaev.
Nikolaev connects with a single shot there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jolly Leg Byrd 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.


A shot to the liver by Nikolaev. Beautiful body shot.

Nikolaev closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Nikolaev lands in his opponent's guard.
Byrd is pulling down on Nikolaev's head. It's preventing any offense from Nikolaev, at least for the moment.
Volya Nikolaev has got the better of the ground game so far.
Byrd keeping moving, preventing Nikolaev from controlling successfully.
Byrd trying to keep a closed guard but Nikolaev is proving a slippery customer.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Byrd is pulling down on Nikolaev's head to control his posture.
Byrd keeping moving, preventing Nikolaev from controlling successfully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Byrd seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Byrd trying to control the position.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Byrd throws a leg kick which misses Nikolaev's front leg but catches the back leg as Nikolaev tries to avoid it.
Byrd dips to his left and cracks Nikolaev with an uppercut!
Byrd keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.

Byrd gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Jolly Leg Byrd is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Byrd pulls Nikolaev in close to his closed guard and prevents Nikolaev from doing any damage or advancing position.
Nikolaev working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Byrd trying to control the position.
Nikolaev distracts Byrd with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Byrd preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Nikolaev wants to control from the top but Byrd keeps moving.
Nikolaev throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Byrd works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Nikolaev accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Nikolaev working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Nikolaev accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Nikolaev is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Nikolaev loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev advances position into side control!
Nikolaev working the ground and pound.
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Nikolaev working the ground and pound but Byrd is defending the strikes.
You can see the frustration on Byrd's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Nikolaev works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Byrd wants to control but Nikolaev postures up.
Nikolaev misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Nikolaev has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Nikolaev staying calm.
Byrd is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Nikolaev's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Byrd is trying to control but Nikolaev manages to pass to mount!
Nikolaev with the ground and pound from mount.

Nikolaev goes for an armbar but he's not got it… Byrd turns into him and now he's in Nikolaev's guard.
Byrd is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Nikolaev working a defensive guard here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Volya Nikolaev 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. This is the final round!


Nikolaev throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Nikolaev swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Byrd slips under a jab from Nikolaev.
Byrd is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Nikolaev.
Byrd takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Nikolaev uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Byrd.
The fighters circling - Byrd throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Nikolaev avoids the body shot from Byrd.
Byrd staying out of range there.
Nikolaev throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nikolaev throws a looping overhand right but Byrd ducks down to avoid it.
Nikolaev takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.

Nikolaev scores with a takedown into Byrd's guard.
Byrd trying to control the position.
Byrd has Nikolaev pulled in close to control his posture.
Nikolaev working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Byrd's head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Byrd looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Nikolaev throws a big right hand that misses.
Byrd pulls Nikolaev in close to prevent any damage.
Nikolaev lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Nikolaev trying to control but Byrd is working from the bottom.
Byrd controls Nikolaev momentarily but Nikolaev frees himself.
Nikolaev is working Byrd over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Byrd seems keen to control Nikolaev's posture.
Nikolaev throws a big right hand that misses.
Byrd is trying to keep Nikolaev in close.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.
Nikolaev controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Nikolaev looks to throw the jab but Byrd is out of range.
Nikolaev will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.

Nikolaev scores with a takedown into Byrd's guard.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Byrd holds on and takes a little breather.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
More hug and hope from Byrd.
Nikolaev throws a big right hand that misses.
Nikolaev throws a big right hand that misses.
Nikolaev with a nice head shot there.
Byrd is pulling down on Nikolaev's head. It's preventing any offense from Nikolaev, at least for the moment.
Nikolaev distracts Byrd with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Nikolaev tries to free his leg and advance position but Byrd is retaining full guard.
Nikolaev loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.

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.
Byrd is pulling down on Nikolaev's head. It's preventing any offense from Nikolaev, at least for the moment.
Nikolaev wants to control from the top but Byrd keeps moving.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Byrd holds on and takes a little breather.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Nice shot lands for Nikolaev.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Byrd throws a front kick aimed at Nikolaev's knee but Nikolaev avoids it well.
Byrd ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Byrd looks to land a body kick but Nikolaev moved away.
Byrd throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Nikolaev on the side of the head.
Nikolaev on the wrong end of a kick to the body.

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Volya Nikolaev!

Volya Nikolaev is the new lightweight champion!
After the fight, Volya Nikolaev was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
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FIGHT
RATING
57%

 

Event: CEC 561     
Date:   Dec 27, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Shogun Iron Tyson (ranked 44 p4p, 9 weight class) and Volya Nikolaev (ranked 147 p4p, 24 weight class). Iron Tyson comes to the cage accompanied by Slaughterouse - Party. Nikolaev is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Fever . 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 Volya Nikolaev was going to win. Let's see if he was right.

165 cm
36
149 lbs
34 - 18 - 2
170 cm
37
165 lbs
38 - 27 - 0
Good wrestling
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 lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 18 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Shogun Iron Tyson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 38 wins, 27 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Frank Antenori and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nikolaev lands with a cross.
A jab from Nikolaev misses.
Nikolaev rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Iron Tyson moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Iron Tyson looks to land a right hand but Nikolaev moved out of range.
Nikolaev changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Shogun Iron Tyson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Iron Tyson pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Nikolaev ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Nikolaev lands with a hook. Iron Tyson tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Nikolaev misses with an uppercut.
Nikolaev takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Iron Tyson defending well as Nikolaev loads up on a big left hand.
Iron Tyson is looking to counter punch.
Nikolaev shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Iron Tyson pinned against the cage. Iron Tyson gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.

Nikolaev shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Iron Tyson napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nikolaev scores with punches from side control.
Iron Tyson takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
Iron Tyson struggling a bit here.
Nikolaev wants to lay and pray for a moment but Iron Tyson keeps working.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Iron Tyson struggling a bit here.
Iron Tyson is not content to let Nikolaev control the position.
Iron Tyson parries the strikes from Nikolaev easily there. Nikolaev is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Iron Tyson to escape.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Iron Tyson struggling a bit here.
Nikolaev lands a decent elbow from side control.
Nikolaev in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.
Iron Tyson seems a little lost for a moment, as Nikolaev dominates the positioning.
Iron Tyson tries to bench press Nikolaev off him but Nikolaev keeps the position.
Iron Tyson is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Nikolaev's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Nikolaev looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev thows a huge punch but Iron Tyson dodges it nicely.
Nikolaev looks to land a strike but Iron Tyson avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Nikolaev trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Nikolaev distracts Iron Tyson with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Iron Tyson keeping moving, preventing Nikolaev from controlling successfully.
Nikolaev is looking to work some ground and pound but Iron Tyson has wrist control.
Iron Tyson is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Nikolaev is controlling him.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Iron Tyson utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Iron Tyson preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Nikolaev accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Iron Tyson wants to sweep here but Nikolaev controlling him for the moment.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Iron Tyson uses the cage to get back to his feet.
Iron Tyson misses with a right hand
and Nikolaev counters with a nice uppercut.
Iron Tyson scores with a decent looking hook.
Iron Tyson throws a nice looking combination but Nikolaev bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Nikolaev takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Nikolaev closes this distance looking for a takedown but Iron Tyson circles away.
Shogun Iron Tyson is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Nikolaev with a jab.

Iron Tyson has taken the fight to the clinch.
Nikolaev landing knees to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Iron Tyson cracks Nikolaev with a nice body shot.
Nikolaev lands with a light punch inside.
Nikolaev struggles to land a body shot inside as Iron Tyson controls his hands.
Iron Tyson throws a punch but it's blocked by Nikolaev.
Iron Tyson has a couple of punches blocked by Nikolaev.
Iron Tyson lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Nikolaev working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Nikolaev trying to control the position but instead, Iron Tyson has worked for underhooks and has pushed Nikolaev into the cage.
Nikolaev is trying to drag Iron Tyson to the mat but Iron Tyson just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Shogun Iron Tyson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Volya Nikolaev.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev lands a shoulder strike.
Iron Tyson lands a nice uppercut.
Nikolaev misses with a hook from the clinch.
Iron Tyson tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Nikolaev throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Iron Tysons head.

Nikolaev breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Iron Tyson lands a nice shot to the body.
Iron Tyson throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Nikolaev.
And Nikolaev tries to counter it with a takedown but Iron Tyson pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Iron Tyson throws a body punch but Nikolaev moves out of range.
Nikolaev throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Iron Tyson throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Nikolaev waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Iron Tyson.

Iron Tyson rushes Nikolaev and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Nikolaev working aggressively here.
Iron Tyson prevents a takedown attempt there.

Iron Tyson breaks the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Nikolaev drives through with a takedown into Iron Tyson's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Nikolaev trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Iron Tyson wants to sweep but no luck.
Nikolaev wants to control from the top but Iron Tyson keeps moving.
Nikolaev preventing the sweep.
Nikolaev postures up in Iron Tyson's guard and throws a big left but Iron Tyson blocks it.
Nikolaev controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Nikolaev stands up over Iron Tyson, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Nikolaev postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nikolaev lands a couple of digs.
Nikolaev is looking to work some ground and pound but Iron Tyson has wrist control.
Iron Tyson is trying to keep Nikolaev in close.
Nikolaev throwing strikes but missing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Nikolaev distracts Iron Tyson with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Nikolaev sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Iron Tyson wants to get back to his feet but Nikolaev is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Nikolaev landing some decent shots from guard.
Iron Tyson tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Iron Tyson wants to stand but Nikolaev is controlling the position.
Nikolaev looking to pass the 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.
Nikolaev stands up over Iron Tyson, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Nikolaev trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Nikolaev stands and throws Iron Tyson's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Iron Tyson manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Nikolaev takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Nikolaev thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Iron Tyson's head.
Volya Nikolaev has got the better of the ground game so far.
Nikolaev missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Ground and pound from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev wants to lay and pray for a moment but Iron Tyson keeps working.
Iron Tyson wants to control but Nikolaev is keeping busy and won't allow it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Nikolaev wants to work for an arm triangle but Iron Tyson is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Nikolaev looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Nikolaev is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Nikolaev missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Iron Tyson pushes Nikolaev off looking to stand but Nikolaev dives back in and keeps control.
Nikolaev takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.

Nikolaev is looking for a kimura but Iron Tyson is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Nikolaev to get the leverage.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Nikolaev lands a nice short elbow.
Iron Tyson taking some punishment here, with Nikolaev in his half guard.
Iron Tyson is looking for a sweep. Nikolaev is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Nikolaev working Iron Tyson over with strikes.
Nikolaev wants to control but Iron Tyson is keeping him busy.
Iron Tyson is trying to stand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Iron Tyson keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Nikolaev takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Nikolaev seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Iron Tyson does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Iron Tyson wants to control but Nikolaev is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Nikolaev 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.
Iron Tyson on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Nikolaev slips a nice elbow through Iron Tyson's hands, connecting with Iron Tyson's forehead.

Iron Tyson manages to escape and get back to his feet!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Iron Tyson misses with a straight right.
Nikolaev lands a nice hook to Iron Tyson's body. Iron Tyson takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Nikolaev looks to land a left hand but Iron Tyson moved out of range nicely.
Iron Tyson misses with a hook. Nikolaev ducked under it nicely.
Nikolaev fails with a takedown attempt.
Iron Tyson was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Nikolaev is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Iron Tyson.
Nikolaev scores with a punch to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Volya Nikolaev 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. This is the final round!


Nikolaev avoids the body shot from Iron Tyson.
Nikolaev 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.
Nikolaev misses with a hook.
Nikolaev has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Iron Tyson takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Iron Tyson takes one on the button.
Nikolaev shoots in but Iron Tyson avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Iron Tyson pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Iron Tyson is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Iron Tyson connects with a single shot there.
Nikolaev misses with an uppercut. Iron Tyson saw that one coming.
Nice uppercut there from Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson lands a jab to the head.

Nikolaev closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Iron Tyson did well to prevent Nikolaev getting side control.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Nikolaev winds up and cracks Iron Tyson with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Iron Tyson makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Nikolaev.
Iron Tyson looking to control but Nikolaev passes into half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Iron Tyson is staying active underneath Nikolaev, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Iron Tyson wants to get back to full guard.
Iron Tyson looks like he's trying to stand up.
Iron Tyson is trying to maintain the position but Nikolaev is very close to passing his half guard.

Nikolaev 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.
Iron Tyson won't allow Nikolaev to pass to mount.
Shogun Iron Tyson has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

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.

Nikolaev seems to be looking for submissions.
Iron Tyson gets back to full guard.
Iron Tyson working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev trying to control but Iron Tyson is working from the bottom.
Nikolaev lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Nikolaev missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Nikolaev is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Iron Tyson looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Iron Tyson is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Iron Tyson throws a hook but Nikolaev avoids it easily.
Nikolaev throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Iron Tyson sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Nikolaev moves away from the strike by Iron Tyson.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Nikolaev throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Nikolaev throws a body shot but no joy.
Nikolaev throws a right hand that Iron Tyson ducks under and follows up with a left that Iron Tyson also avoids with ease.
Nikolaev lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Iron Tyson circles away quickly and effectively.
Nikolaev ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Iron Tyson moves away.
Nikolaev misses with a double jab.
A punch combination from Nikolaev misses.
Nikolaev takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Nikolaev takes a swing at Iron Tyson's ribcage but misses.

Iron Tyson clinches up with Nikolaev and pushes him back against the cage.
Volya Nikolaev 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.
Nikolaev lands a nice uppercut.
Nikolaev looking to stall.
Iron Tyson misses with a short punch on the inside.
Iron Tyson tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Nikolaev is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Iron Tyson pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Nikolaev blocks an uppercut.
Nikolaev has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Iron Tyson after a bit of a struggle.
I was talking to Iron Tyson's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Shogun Iron Tyson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Volya Nikolaev.
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!
Iron Tyson lands with a short shot to the head.
Nikolaev blocks a body shot from Iron Tyson.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Iron Tyson.
Nikolaev misses with an elbow strike.
Nikolaev fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Nikolaev is trying to drag Iron Tyson to the mat but Iron Tyson just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Iron Tyson tries to work over Nikolaev's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Nikolaev has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Iron Tyson avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Iron Tyson lands with a short punch from the clinch.

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 Shogun Iron Tyson.
I think Nikolaev 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 28:29
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Volya Nikolaev!

An out of breath Volya Nikolaev thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
In defeat, Shogun Iron Tyson stepped up to the mic, saying 'Another garbage decision, of course.'.
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Event: CEC 559     
Date:   Dec 13, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Volya Nikolaev (ranked 218 p4p, 27 weight class) and Tyler Durden (ranked 436 p4p, 40 weight class). Nikolaev's entrance music is Fever . A fine choice. Durden is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Where Is My Mind. Tyler Durden has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Volya Nikolaev's chin.

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157 lbs
14 - 5 - 0
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 37 wins, 27 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Tyler Durden!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Percy O'Donnell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Durden misses with an uppercut. Nikolaev saw that one coming.
Durden tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
We've been hearing reports that Nikolaev has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Durden doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Durden just misses with a punch to the body.
Durden uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.

Durden gets caught flat footed, as Nikolaev shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
Durden wants to sweep here but Nikolaev controlling him for the moment.
Nikolaev 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.
Durden preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nikolaev loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Nikolaev scoring with some ground and pound.
Nikolaev throwing strikes but missing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Durden has Nikolaev pulled in close to control his posture.
Durden is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Durden avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Durden avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Nikolaev loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Nikolaev accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Nikolaev wants to control from the top but Durden keeps moving.
Nikolaev lands a couple of digs.
Durden working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Nikolaev.

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.
Nikolaev throws a big right hand that misses.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Durden is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Durden controlling the action here.
Durden blocks the strikes from Nikolaev.

Nikolaev looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Nikolaev tries to get to full guard but Durden has control of the leg.
Nikolaev wants to control but Durden is keeping busy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Nikolaev gets full guard.
Nikolaev is adopting a defensive guard.
Nikolaev looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Durden is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.

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.
Nikolaev wants to sweep here but Durden controlling him for the moment.

Nikolaev is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Durden defends well.
Nikolaev working a defensive guard but Durden passes into half guard.
Nikolaev trying to control from the bottom.
Nikolaev 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.
Nikolaev trying to control here but he's found himself mounted! Oh no!
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Nikolaev wants to control but Durden is having none of it.
Nikolaev manages to regain half guard. Good work.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Durden takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Durden scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Durden misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Nikolaev.

Nikolaev drives through with a takedown into Durden's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Durden avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Nikolaev accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Nikolaev throwing strikes from guard but Durden blocks nicely.
Nikolaev is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Durden can do to turn this around?
Nikolaev throws an elbow that misses. Durden uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Nikolaev's guard. Nice move by Durden!

We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Nikolaev looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Durden passes into side control.
Nikolaev wants to control but Durden postures up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev is trying to improve his position.
Volya Nikolaev overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Nikolaev is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Durden's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.

Nikolaev looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Nikolaev trying to control from the bottom.
Nikolaev is looking for a sweep. Durden is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Nikolaev manages to get to full guard.
Durden trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Durden won't allow Nikolaev to sweep him here.

Nikolaev looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Durden passes into side control.
Durden wants to lay and pray for a moment but Nikolaev keeps working.
Nikolaev manages to get back to half guard.
Nikolaev has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Durden is working away from the top position though.

Nikolaev looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev controlling the position well.
Nikolaev wants to control but Durden is keeping busy and won't allow it.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Durden wants to pass the guard but Nikolaev is defending well.
Durden wants to take a breather but Nikolaev is having none of it.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Volya Nikolaev seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nikolaev throws a jab but it's blocked by Durden.
Nikolaev misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Nikolaev throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Durden's waist but Durden gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Nikolaev off to one side.
A solid leg kick lands there for Durden.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev fails with a takedown attempt.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Durden! But no joy.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Volya Nikolaev. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Durden looks to land a body kick but Nikolaev moved away.
Durden buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Durden misses with a hook. Nikolaev ducked under it nicely.

Nikolaev bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Durden struggling a bit here.
Nikolaev scores with a couple of short elbows.
Durden has found himself in a tricky position here. He's been working his transitions in training so let's see if he can work his way out of it.
Durden defending against the ground and pound.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Durden is not content to let Nikolaev control the position.
Durden tries to improve position but can't.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Durden uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Nikolaev has time to react.
Nikolaev throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Nikolaev throws a right hand that Durden ducks under and follows up with a left that Durden also avoids with ease.
Durden only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Nikolaev ducks under a wild hook from Durden.
Durden keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Nikolaev.
Durden throws a good cross that connects.

Nikolaev darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
Durden is looking to improve his position.

Nikolaev is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Nikolaev wants to take a breather but Durden is having none of it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Nikolaev missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Nikolaev is keen to just control but Durden is a slippery customer.

Nikolaev is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Nikolaev looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Nikolaev takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Durden keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Nikolaev tries to pass to full mount but Durden defends it.
Nikolaev with the ground and pound but Durden uses the opportunity to regain guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev throws a big right hand that misses.
Nikolaev tries to free his leg and advance position but Durden is retaining full guard.
Nikolaev in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Nikolaev wants to control from the top but Durden keeps moving.
Nikolaev is looking to work some ground and pound but Durden has wrist control.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Nikolaev throws a big right hand that misses.
Durden bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Nikolaev's guard.

Nikolaev working a defensive guard but Durden passes into half guard.
The fighters are battling for position here. Nikolaev manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Nikolaev looking to hit a scissor sweep but Durden is one step ahead there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Nikolaev working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Durden doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Durden manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Nikolaev controls Durden momentarily but Durden frees himself.
Nikolaev seems keen to control Durden's posture.
Nikolaev working a defensive guard here.
Tyler Durden has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Volya Nikolaev is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

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.

Durden got a little sloppy there for a moment and Nikolaev has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Durden has managed to get both his arms back between Nikolaev's legs - danger averted.
Durden pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Nikolaev is keeping the position for now.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
A big left from Nikolaev misses.
Nikolaev throws a combination that misses
and Durden counters with a nice body shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Nikolaev. Durden does a little dance to reset his feet.
Tyler Durden seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Durden moves out of range as Nikolaev strikes.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Durden blocks a jab.
Good exchange - Nikolaev coming out on top.
Durden leaves Nikolaev with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 30:27
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 30:27
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Volya Nikolaev!

Volya Nikolaev decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: CEC 555     
Date:   Nov 22, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Volya Nikolaev (ranked 276 p4p, 35 weight class) and Dag Daghammar (ranked 567 p4p, 62 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Nikolaev might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Fever . Daghammar has chosen Just like that - Dregen as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

170 cm
37
165 lbs
36 - 27 - 0
185 cm
28
165 lbs
20 - 7 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 27 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Dag Daghammar!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Jack Bonds and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nikolaev shoots and misses
and Daghammar counters with a lovely shot to the body.

Nikolaev looking for a takedown here - he's got it.

Daghammar is edging up against the cage. He's using the cage to get back to his feet. Nice work there - the fighters are clinched.

Daghammar lands a nice trip takedown into half guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Nikolaev looking for submissions off his back.
Daghammar performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Nikolaev is looking to improve his position.
Well, if Daghammar is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev is looking for a sweep. Daghammar is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Daghammar wants to lay and pray for a moment but Nikolaev keeps working.
Nikolaev is trying to maintain the position but Daghammar is very close to passing his half guard.
Nikolaev might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Daghammar throwing shots but Nikolaev is blocking nicely.
Nikolaev is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at St Petersburg MMA Gym, so we'll see if he gets out of it.
Nikolaev tries to get to full guard but Daghammar has control of the leg.
Daghammar passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Nikolaev!
Nikolaev is working to get back to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Daghammar controlling his opponent.
Nikolaev is working to get back to half guard.
Nikolaev tries to hold on but Daghammar pushes him away.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Daghammar looking to control and managing it successfully.
Daghammar looking to control but Nikolaev is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Daghammar wants to stand up but Nikolaev is controlling him.
Daghammar is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Nikolaev stopping the sweep attempt from Daghammar.
Nikolaev with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Nikolaev slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Nikolaev trying to control but Daghammar is working from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Nikolaev drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Daghammar manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Nikolaev has Daghammar in his guard.

Daghammar looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Dag Daghammar 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.


A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Nikolaev.
A looping hook to the body misses from Nikolaev. Daghammar does a little dance to reset his feet.

Nikolaev closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Daghammar quickly recovers to half guard.
Nikolaev thows a huge punch but Daghammar dodges it nicely.
Nikolaev thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Daghammar's head.
Nikolaev working over Daghammar with some ground and pound. Daghammar looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.

Nikolaev is looking for a kimura but Daghammar is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Nikolaev to get the leverage.
Daghammar is looking to control Nikolaev's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Daghammar avoid being mounted?
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nikolaev thows a huge punch but Daghammar dodges it nicely.
Daghammar is trying to maintain the position but Nikolaev is very close to passing his half guard.
Well, if Nikolaev is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Nikolaev wants to work for an arm triangle but Daghammar is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Well, if Nikolaev is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.
Dag Daghammar has got the better of the ground game so far.
Daghammar keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Nikolaev is nestled in close to Daghammar, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Nikolaev throwing shots but Daghammar is blocking nicely.
Daghammar is not content to let Nikolaev control the position.

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.
Daghammar wants to control but Nikolaev is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Nikolaev sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Daghammar defending well though.
Nikolaev sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Daghammar defending well though.
Daghammar regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev 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.
Nikolaev postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Nikolaev postures up in Daghammar's guard and throws a big left but Daghammar blocks it.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

Nikolaev drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Daghammar keeping moving, preventing Nikolaev from controlling successfully.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Nikolaev throws a big right hand that misses.
Nikolaev tries to free his leg and advance position but Daghammar is retaining full guard.
Nikolaev postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Nikolaev throws a big elbow that misses.
Nikolaev with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Nikolaev trying to control but Daghammar is working from the bottom.
Nikolaev advances to half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Nikolaev is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Daghammar sees it coming and defends easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Nikolaev is looking for submissions but instead, Daghammar has regained full guard.
Nikolaev throws a strike but Daghammar rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Nikolaev is trying to keep Daghammar in close.

Daghammar avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Daghammar postures up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Volya Nikolaev dominated that second round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


Daghammar takes one on the button.
Nikolaev stalks Daghammar and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Daghammar's face. Daghammar staggers backwards, shaken.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev misses with a looping right.
A countering left hand to the body from Daghammar misses.
Daghammar staying out of range there.
Nikolaev misses with a hook
and Nikolaev takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Daghammar takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Nikolaev lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Nikolaev fails with the takedown
and Daghammar counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Nikolaev uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice 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!

Nikolaev decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into 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. Nikolaev connects with a nice short shot to Daghammar's temple.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Nikolaev is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Daghammar has managed to free his arm - good work.
Nikolaev thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Daghammar avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Nikolaev sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Daghammar defending well though.
Nikolaev missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Nikolaev working the head and body with strikes.
Daghammar keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Nice strikes from Nikolaev there.
Daghammar blocking the ground and pound attempt from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev is keen to just control but Daghammar is a slippery customer.

Nikolaev is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Daghammar is just riding it out for now. Nikolaev eventually gives up the hold.
Nikolaev throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Nikolaev missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Nikolaev not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Nikolaev prevents Daghammar from standing back up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Nikolaev wants to control but Daghammar is keeping him busy.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Daghammar throws a jab when Nikolaev was well out of range.
Nikolaev scores with a shot to the body.
Nikolaev lands with an uppercut that bounces Daghammar off the cage and back into range.
Nikolaev shoots in and drives through. Daghammar sprawls well.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Volya Nikolaev. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Daghammar swings for the body but Nikolaev moves out of range.
Daghammar darts in and out, connecting with a jab.

Daghammar clinches up with Nikolaev and pushes him back against the cage.

Nikolaev has clasped his hands together around Daghammar's back... aaand, he's got a takedown into side control. Nicely done.
Nikolaev fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Nikolaev moving around in side mount but really he's just happy to control for now.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nikolaev wants to control for a moment but Daghammar uses the opportunity to move back to half guard.
Nikolaev throwing shots but Daghammar is blocking nicely.
Daghammar is looking for a sweep. Nikolaev is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
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. Nikolaev connects with a nice short shot to Daghammar's temple.
Nikolaev is trying to control. Daghammar wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Daghammar wants to control but Nikolaev is keeping busy.
Nikolaev wants to take a breather but Daghammar is having none of it.

And that's the end of the fight!
Volya Nikolaev showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Nikolaev 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 29:28
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Volya Nikolaev!

A very excited looking Volya Nikolaev rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
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Event: CEC 552     
Date:   Nov 08, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Volya Nikolaev (ranked 126 p4p, 20 weight class) and Spawn Diego (ranked 270 p4p, 32 weight class). Nikolaev kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Fever . Diego has chosen Turn it up(Shine On) Chamillionaire as his entrance music. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

170 cm
37
165 lbs
36 - 26 - 0
180 cm
29
165 lbs
19 - 7 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 26 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Spawn Diego!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Jack Bonds and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nikolaev fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Horrible takedown attempt by Nikolaev or perhaps it was just good defense by Diego, which made it look bad.
Nikolaev fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Volya Nikolaev. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Nikolaev throws out a loose jab but Diego uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diego throws out a loose jab but Nikolaev uses good head movement to avoid it.
Nikolaev lands with a hook. Diego tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Diego swats away the attempt to clinch by Nikolaev.
Diego throws a right and a left that Nikolaev avoids nicely.
Spawn Diego seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Diego scores with a nice head shot.
Nikolaev ducks right into an uppercut from Diego.
Diego lands a slapping body shot.
Nikolaev shoots in but no luck this time.
Nikolaev lands the left hand.
Diego scores with a jab. Nikolaev acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Nikolaev tries to move into range but Diego moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Diego defending well as Nikolaev loads up on a big left hand.
A looping hook to the body misses from Diego. Nikolaev does a little dance to reset his feet.
Diego misses with a straight right.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diego misses with a body shot.
Nikolaev slips under a jab.
Nikolaev misses with a double jab.
A cross from Diego lands.
Diego has worked on his takedown defense in the runup to this fight and it is paying off so far.
Nikolaev checks a leg kick.
Nikolaev misses with a series of wild punches.
Nikolaev dives in for a single leg takedown but Diego sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Diego keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Nikolaev.
Diego connects with an inside leg kick.
Spawn Diego is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Diego scores with a nice head shot.
Nikolaev throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Diego sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Nikolaev looks for a takedown but Diego sprawls well.
Nice straight punches there by Nikolaev. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Nikolaev.
Diego lands a really nice looking cross but Nikolaev seems unphased.
Diego is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Nikolaev.
Diego misses with a low kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Nikolaev thows a left - swing and a miss!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Diego throws out a leg kick but Nikolaev moves out of range and Diego only half commits.

Nikolaev drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Nikolaev working the ground and pound from side control.

Nikolaev is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Diego has escaped the position, nice work there.
Diego on the wrong end of some ground and pound.

Nikolaev looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Nikolaev lands some shots froms side control.
Diego is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Nikolaev's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Diego keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Nikolaev is trying to work for a kimura but Diego is defending well.
Diego wants to control but Nikolaev is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Nikolaev missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Nikolaev seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Diego does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Nikolaev 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.
Nikolaev trying to mount his opponent but Diego defends it.

Nikolaev is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Nikolaev drops an elbow to the side of Diego's head.
Nikolaev is trying to control. Diego wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

Nikolaev is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Nikolaev prevents Diego from standing back up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diego tries to get to full guard but Nikolaev has control of the leg.
Nikolaev throwing shots but Diego is blocking nicely.

Nikolaev is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Diego tries to roll over but Nikolaev keeps him under control.
Diego is doing well to control the position and prevent Nikolaev from advancing to side control.
Diego slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Diego not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Nikolaev prevents Diego from getting back to his feet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Nikolaev dives in and grabs Diego's left leg, looking for a takedown. Diego pushes down on Nikolaev's head and hops out.
Nikolaev tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Diego swivels and escapes.
Nikolaev jabs Diego to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Diego displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Nikolaev throws out the jab.
Nikolaev is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Nikolaev with a jab.
Diego throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Nikolaev stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Nikolaev paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Nikolaev looks to score with a jab to the body but Diego is just out of range.
Nikolaev with a hook.
Nikolaev steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Diego.
Nikolaev scores with a punch to the head.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Nikolaev is defended easily by Diego.
Diego tries to counter with a clinch but Nikolaev shakes him off and moves away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Volya Nikolaev. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Diego lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Nikolaev at a distance.
Nikolaev is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Diego shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Nikolaev misses with an uppercut. Diego saw that one coming.
Diego ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diego connects with a jab.
Diego lands with an overhand left.
Nikolaev uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Diego.
Nikolaev misses with a straight right.
Nikolaev shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Diego as he avoids it easily.
Diego jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Diego has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Diego takes a swing at Nikolaev's ribcage but misses.
A big left from Nikolaev misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Diego! But no joy.
Nikolaev uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Diego.
Diego scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Nikolaev lands with a straight right. Diego didn't see that one coming.
Nikolaev throws a body punch but Diego moves out of range.
Nice defenses there by Nikolaev.
Diego throws a lazy right hand but Nikolaev sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Nikolaev has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Diego finds it's way round the side to connect with Nikolaev's head.
Diego scores with a jab to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Diego connects with a right hand. Nikolaev shakes it off.
Diego is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Nikolaev shoots in but Diego avoids the takedown attempt easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diego fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Nikolaev manages to avoid it.
Nikolaev swings for the body but Diego moves out of range.
Nikolaev tries to score a power double leg takedown but Diego sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Nikolaev somewhat.
Diego connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Diego looks to score with a jab to the body but Nikolaev is just out of range.
Nikolaev throws an overhand right that lands on Diego's shoulder, as Diego tries to avoid the shot.
A lazy left from Diego finds it's target.

Nikolaev has taken the fight to the clinch.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Diego lands a right hand.
Diego presses Nikolaev against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
A short right from Diego on the inside.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Diego lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diego goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Diego misses with the head strike.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Nikolaev.
Diego slowing the pace effectively.
Nikolaev'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.
Nikolaev working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Diego can't find room to land a body shot as Nikolaev controls the action.
Diego prevents a body shot from Nikolaev.

Nikolaev jumps into guard, dragging Diego to the mat.
Diego has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of Nikolaev is proving hard to escape from.

Nikolaev had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Diego defends it easily.

Nikolaev isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Diego stacks Nikolaev on his neck as he steps over and passes to the side. He's now in a much more dominant position where he can look to do some serious damage. Nice move by Diego!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
You can see the frustration on Nikolaev's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Nikolaev manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Diego sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Diego seems to have lost interest with the ground game and is thinking about standing back up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Spawn Diego 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. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Nikolaev avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
The fighters circling - Diego throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Diego scores with a body shot.
Nikolaev throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
The fighters circling - Diego throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

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

Diego has butterfly guard. He's looking to stand up here. He pushes Nikolaev off him and springs to his feet nicely. The crowd applauds.
Nikolaev moves away from the strike by Diego.
Nikolaev half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Diego throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Diego scoring well with a low kick there.
A left and a right from Nikolaev both land. Nice combination.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Nikolaev will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Nikolaev misses with an uppercut.
Diego dodges the punch combination from Nikolaev.
Diego throws a leg kick which misses Nikolaev's front leg but catches the back leg as Nikolaev tries to avoid it.
Diego throws a body punch but Nikolaev moves out of range.
Diego misses with a looping right.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diego throws a low kick but it's checked well by Nikolaev.
A lazy left from Nikolaev finds it's target.

Nikolaev throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Diego was covering up waiting for the punch and Nikolaev finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Diego is wriggling around but Nikolaev manages to pass to half guard.


Nikolaev is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Diego is just riding it out for now. Nikolaev eventually gives up the hold.

Diego kicks off Nikolaev and gets to his feet.
Nikolaev throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nikolaev backing away here, and Diego unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Diego throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Nikolaev.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Diego misses with a body shot
and Nikolaev counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Diego has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Diego connects with a nice looking jab.
Nikolaev slips under a jab.
Nikolaev fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Volya Nikolaev. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Diego throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Nice cross by Diego.
Good standup being displayed there by Nikolaev as he connects with a hook.
Diego throws a leg kick but Nikolaev moved away.
Nikolaev tries to bum rush Diego with a series of wild strikes but Diego uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Diego misses with a jab, cross combination.
Diego moves out of range as Nikolaev strikes.
Diego moves into range and connects with a jab.
A nice inside leg kick there by Diego. That's going to slow Nikolaev down.
Diego swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Nikolaev drops down looking for a counter takedown but Diego sprawls and moves away.
Nikolaev shoots in looking for a takedown. Diego tries to sprawl out of it but Nikolaev keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Diego manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
It seemed like Diego was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diego throws a body punch but Nikolaev moves out of range.
An attempted straight right counter from Nikolaev misses the target.
Nice shot lands for Diego.
Nikolaev throws a hook to the side of Diego's head but Diego sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Diego lands a lovely overhand right.
Nikolaev has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Diego.
Diego throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Nikolaev was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

Nikolaev feints and as Diego raises his hands in defense, Nikolaev changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
Volya Nikolaev overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Diego tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Nikolaev trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Diego working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Nikolaev.
Diego looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Diego preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Nikolaev is looking to work some ground and pound but Diego has wrist control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Nikolaev being controlled here momentarily.
Volya Nikolaev has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

Nikolaev has gone for a leg lock! Diego slips out almost immediately though and dives into Nikolaev's guard.


Nikolaev escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Diego gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Nikolaev looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 27:30
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 27:30
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Spawn Diego!
S C
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G S C
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
60%

 

Event: CEC 547     
Date:   Oct 11, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Spawn Diego (ranked 101 p4p, 16 weight class) and Volya Nikolaev (ranked 350 p4p, 40 weight class). Diego kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Turn it up(Shine On) Chamillionaire. Nikolaev is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Fever . Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!

180 cm
29
165 lbs
19 - 6 - 0
170 cm
36
165 lbs
35 - 26 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Spawn Diego!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 26 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Jack Bonds and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nikolaev misses the shot to the body.
Nikolaev misses with a hook. Diego ducked under it nicely.
Diego swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Diego throws a hook to the side of Nikolaev's head but Nikolaev sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Nikolaev checks a low kick from Diego.
Diego swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Nikolaev drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Diego defends it well.
Spawn Diego seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Diego lands with a nice combination. Nikolaev backs away looking to recover.
Nikolaev thows a left - swing and a miss!
Diego throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nikolaev throws the left hand but Diego avoids the punch easily.
A slow jab from Diego misses its intended target.
Nikolaev throws out a counter right but Diego avoids it with no problem.
Diego throws a quick inside leg kick.
Nikolaev dodges the punch combination from Diego.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diego lands with an uppercut that bounces Nikolaev off the cage and back into range.
Diego misses with a body shot.
Nikolaev misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Diego uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diego misses with an uppercut.
Diego throws a body shot but no joy.
Nikolaev misses with a straight left.
Diego throwing a counter right hand but Nikolaev manages to avoid it.
Diego fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Nikolaev manages to avoid it.
Diego throws a leg kick but Nikolaev sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Diego thows a left - swing and a miss!
Nikolaev throws out a counter right but Diego avoids it with no problem.
Nikolaev misses with a hook. Diego ducked under it nicely.
Diego scores with a nice head shot.
Diego fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Diego misses with a low kick.
Nikolaev drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Diego defends it well.

Nikolaev feints and as Diego raises his hands in defense, Nikolaev changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
Nikolaev trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Diego has momentary wrist control but Nikolaev slips an elbow through the middle.
Nikolaev tries to free his leg and advance position but Diego is retaining full guard.
Nikolaev is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Diego controlling Nikolaev's posture.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diego preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Nikolaev is working Diego over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Diego controlling Nikolaev's posture.

Nikolaev drops back looking for a leg! Diego is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Diego manages to kick Nikolaev off! Nikolaev jumps back into Diego's guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Diego avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Nikolaev distracts Diego with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Nikolaev content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diego lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Diego wants to control from the top but Nikolaev keeps moving.

Nikolaev throws his legs up looking for a submission but Diego uses it to pass to side control.
Nikolaev manages to work his way to half guard, despite Diego's best efforts.

Diego decides he's had enough of the ground and stands up.
Diego jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Spawn Diego is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Nikolaev is looking to clinch but Diego is avoiding it.
Diego throws a hook but Nikolaev blocks it.
Nikolaev looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Diego scores with a nice strike.
Diego dips to his left and cracks Nikolaev with an uppercut!
Nikolaev checks a leg kick.
Nikolaev changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diego misses with a body shot.
A big right from Diego misses.
Diego throws a lazy right hand but Nikolaev sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Diego bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Diego misses with the combination.
Diego throws a right and a left that Nikolaev avoids nicely.
Nikolaev is looking for the big counter here.
Diego explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Nikolaev scores with a sloppy right hand. Diego should have avoided that one.
Diego throws out a leg kick but Nikolaev moves out of range and Diego only half commits.
Nikolaev checks a leg kick.
Diego misses the shot to the body.
Diego bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Nikolaev is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
A punch combination from Nikolaev misses.
Nikolaev is looking to clinch but Diego is avoiding it.
Nikolaev slips a jab and a cross from Diego.
Nikolaev moves out of range of the strikes.
Diego looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Nikolaev waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Diego.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Spawn Diego 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.


Nikolaev throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Diego.
A looping hook to the body misses from Nikolaev. Diego does a little dance to reset his feet.
Diego is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Nikolaev can do to turn this around?
Diego chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Diego moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Diego throws a lazy right hand but Nikolaev sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Nikolaev throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Nikolaev lands a head shot.
Diego swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Nikolaev thuds a left hand into Diego's body.
Diego uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Nikolaev.
Diego connects with a crisp jab.
Nice shot by Diego.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Nikolaev cracks a nice hook into Diego's ribs.
Nikolaev missing with a left hand there. Diego was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Good leg kick by Diego there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Diego uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev lands with a good body shot.
Nikolaev waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Diego.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diego throws a body punch but Nikolaev moves out of range.
It seemed like Nikolaev was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Nikolaev tests Diego's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A jab from Diego misses.
Nikolaev misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Diego.
A swing and a miss from Diego.
Nikolaev has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Nikolaev there as he acknowledges the shot.
Nikolaev misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Diego.
Diego finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Nikolaev is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Diego scores with a body shot.
Nikolaev connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Nikolaev bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Diego's head.
Diego looks to land a right hand but Nikolaev moved out of range.
Nikolaev misses with an uppercut. Diego saw that one coming.
Nikolaev is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Diego.
Diego lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Nikolaev fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Diego scores with a nice strike.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Nikolaev bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Diego misses with a hook.
Diego throws a leg kick
and Nikolaev counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Nikolaev takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Diego throws a hook but Nikolaev blocks it.
Nikolaev fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Diego manages to avoid it.
Nikolaev moves away from the strike by Diego.
Diego throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Diego slips under a jab from Nikolaev.
A clash of legs there as Nikolaev blocks the low kick.
Nikolaev looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Nikolaev throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Diego sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Nikolaev just misses with a punch to the body.
Diego misses with a wild body shot.
Diego throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Nikolaev on the side of the head.
A swing and a miss from Diego.
Diego misses with a leg kick
and Nikolaev counters with a left and a right that stings Diego.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Good exchange - Nikolaev coming out on top.
Diego misses with a low kick.
Diego lands a jab to the head.
Nikolaev clobbers Diego with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.

Nikolaev moves into the clinch.
Nikolaev is trying to pull guard but Diego has him pressed against the cage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Diego.
Diego misses with a short punch on the inside.
Diego lands a shoulder strike.
Nikolaev scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Diego gets underhooks to prevent Nikolaev's takedown attempt.
Nikolaev misses with a short punch on the inside.
Diego tries to work over Nikolaev's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Diego lands a hook that snaps the head of Nikolaev backwards.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Nikolaev makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Diego throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Nikolaevs head.
Nikolaev manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Diego lands with a short punch from the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev tries to land knees in the clinch but Diego avoids the damage to the body.
Diego works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Nikolaev lands a knee to the head.

It looks like Spawn Diego has been cut.
Diego throws a head punch that misses.
Diego throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Nikolaev blocks a body shot from Diego.
Nikolaev digs a right hand into Diego's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Diego's gas tank.
Diego lands a hook to the side of the head.
Nikolaev lands a shoulder strike.
Diego tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A nice left hand lands by Nikolaev.

Nikolaev has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Diego clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!

Diego manages to escape to his feet.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diego uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Nikolaev.
Diego misses with a left hand

and Nikolaev counters with a takedown into side control.
Volya Nikolaev has got the better of the ground game so far.
Nikolaev prevents Diego from escaping the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Volya Nikolaev will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Spawn Diego's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Nice defenses there by Nikolaev.
Diego staying out of range there.
Diego appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Nikolaev checks the leg kick.
Diego uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Diego, as that shot connected.
Diego turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Diego.
Diego throws a hook but Nikolaev blocks it.
Diego throws a looping overhand right but Nikolaev ducks down to avoid it.
Diego throws a leg kick but Nikolaev sees it coming and moves out of range.
Nikolaev looks to land a right hand but Diego moved out of range.
Nikolaev uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Diego.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diego lands a body shot.
Spawn Diego is winning the standup battle so far.
Nikolaev throws a body shot but no joy.
Nikolaev closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nikolaev is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Diego.
Diego throws an overhand right that lands on Nikolaev's shoulder, as Nikolaev tries to avoid the shot.
Nikolaev throws a nice looking combination but Diego bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev with a nice cross.
Nikolaev misses with a body shot.
A telegraphed right hand from Diego misses the target.
Diego looks to throw the jab but Nikolaev is out of range.
The fighters circling - Diego throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Diego stuns Nikolaev with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Diego ducks down and throws a hook to the body.

Nikolaev 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.
Diego wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Nikolaev accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Nikolaev wants to control from the top but Diego keeps moving.
Diego wants to sweep here but Nikolaev controlling him for the moment.
Diego is trying to control the position from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev throws an elbow that misses. Diego uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Nikolaev's guard. Nice move by Diego!

Nikolaev lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Nikolaev makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Nikolaev trying to control the position from guard on top but Diego is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Nikolaev prevents Diego from getting back to his feet.
Diego utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Diego has Nikolaev pulled in close to control his posture.
Diego keeping moving, preventing Nikolaev from controlling successfully.

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

Diego stays in close to Nikolaev's body and controls the position.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:35 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Volya Nikolaev!
Volya Nikolaev decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
S C
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G S C
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
89%

 

Event: CEC 544     
Date:   Sep 27, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Serge Spectre (ranked 147 p4p, 22 weight class) and Volya Nikolaev (ranked 202 p4p, 26 weight class). Spectre comes to the cage accompanied by For Heavy Metal we will die!. Nikolaev has chosen Fever as his entrance music. Serge Spectre could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Volya Nikolaev's chin.

185 cm
34
165 lbs
27 - 10 - 0
170 cm
36
165 lbs
35 - 25 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
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 lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Serge Spectre!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 25 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Jack Bonds and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nikolaev dodges the punch combination from Spectre.
Spectre throws out a loose jab but Nikolaev uses good head movement to avoid it.
Spectre throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Spectre throws a leg kick that is checked
and Nikolaev connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Nikolaev takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Nikolaev moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Spectre fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Nikolaev checks it well.
Nikolaev lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Nikolaev lands a jab to the head.
Spectre throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Nikolaev.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Spectre shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Nikolaev counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Spectre closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Nikolaev changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Spectre throws an overhand right that lands on Nikolaev's shoulder, as Nikolaev tries to avoid the shot.
Nikolaev let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Spectre showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Nikolaev.
Spectre on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Spectre throws out a powerful jab.
Serge Spectre seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nikolaev connects with a nice looking jab.
Spectre slips a jab and a cross from Nikolaev.
Spectre takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Spectre tries a head kick but it misses.
Nikolaev doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Nikolaev misses the shot to the body.
Spectre looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Nice shot by Nikolaev.
Nikolaev misses with a body shot.
We've been hearing reports that Spectre has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Nikolaev is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Spectre.
Spectre misses with an uppercut
and Nikolaev counters with a straight right hand.
A big left from Spectre misses.
Spectre misses with a head kick.
Spectre lands with an overhand left.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Spectre fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Nikolaev is out of range.
Spectre pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Spectre misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
A jab from Nikolaev finds it's way through Spectre's defenses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Nikolaev. Spectre does a little dance to reset his feet.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Nikolaev has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev connects with a body shot.
Spectre attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Nikolaev misses with a hook.
Spectre is looking to score with low kicks.
Nikolaev moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Spectre loads up on a big right hand but Nikolaev slips the punch.
Nikolaev is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Spectre had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Spectre is looking to chop away at Nikolaev's legs.
Spectre throws a big shot that misses.
Nikolaev takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Nikolaev misses with a jab, cross combination.
Spectre has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Nikolaev finds it's way round the side to connect with Spectre's head.
Nikolaev defending well as Spectre loads up on a big left hand.
Nikolaev digs a good body shot into Spectre's ribs.
Spectre fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Nikolaev has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Spectre uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Nikolaev.
Nikolaev throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Spectre on the side of the head.
Spectre slips under a jab from Nikolaev.
Spectre was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Good work by Nikolaev as he checks the leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Spectre dodges the punch combination from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Spectre.
Nikolaev tests Spectre's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Nikolaev throws a nice looking combination but Spectre bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Spectre chopping away at his opponent's legs.

Nikolaev fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Spectre to the ground. Nikolaev is now in Spectre's guard.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Nikolaev's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Nikolaev tries to free his leg and advance position but Spectre is retaining full guard.

Nikolaev stands up over his opponent, looking to dive in with a big punch. Here he comes, superman style! Oh, the punch misses and Spectre has got him in a triangle choke for good measure! Oh no! Nikolaev manages to get his head free but now Spectre has transitioned to an armbar! Nikolaev grimaces and is forced to tap! Beautiful Jiu Jitsu from Spectre! I'd be surprised if that didn't end up as submission of the night!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Serge Spectre!
Serge Spectre was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
69%

 

Event: CEC 541     
Date:   Sep 17, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Alexsandro De Souza (ranked 96 p4p, 15 weight class) and Volya Nikolaev (ranked 98 p4p, 16 weight class). De Souza comes to the cage accompanied by Alex De Souza. Nikolaev has chosen Fever as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

174 cm
30
164 lbs
28 - 10 - 2
170 cm
36
165 lbs
35 - 24 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Fast

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 10 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Alexsandro De Souza!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 24 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Don Winkell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nikolaev is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by De Souza.
De Souza displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Nikolaev.
De Souza tries to land a leg kick but Nikolaev saw it coming and moves away.

De Souza moves into the clinch.
De Souza lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Nikolaev.
Nikolaev jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as De Souza walks away with a smile on his face. Nikolaev gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.

De Souza closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Nikolaev swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Nikolaev wants to take the fight to the mat but De Souza manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Alexsandro De Souza has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Volya Nikolaev.
De Souza lands a body shot in the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nikolaev stalls.
A short body shot lands from De Souza as the two fighters clinch.
De Souza tries to throw a body punch but Nikolaev avoids it by throwing De Souza back against the cage.
Nikolaev blocking some punches.
Nikolaev throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but De Souza blocks it with crossed arms.

That's one minute gone in the round.
De Souza can't find room to land a body shot as Nikolaev controls the action.
Nikolaev blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Nikolaev wants a takedown but no success here.
De Souza tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Nikolaev's elbow.
Nikolaev tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Nikolaev misses with the head strike.
Nikolaev blocking some punches.
De Souza lands a left hand that snaps the head of Nikolaev backwards.
De Souza lands a right hand that snaps the head of Nikolaev backwards.
De Souza scores with a nice hook to the head.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
De Souza throws a head punch that misses.
Nikolaev throws a knee to the head but misses.
Nikolaev stalling in the clinch.
De Souza tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
De Souza scores with a hook to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
De Souza throws a punch but it's blocked by Nikolaev.
Nikolaev goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
De Souza lands a hook to the side of the head.
Nikolaev blocking some punches.
De Souza tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Nikolaev throws a head punch that misses.
Nikolaev is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Nikolaev tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
De Souza struggles to land a body shot inside as Nikolaev controls his hands.
De Souza lands a left hand that snaps the head of Nikolaev backwards.
Nikolaev blocks an uppercut.
De Souza misses with a short punch on the inside.
Nikolaev misses with a hook from the clinch.
Nikolaev drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Nikolaev tried to land a shot to the body but connects with De Souza's elbow.
De Souza throws a punch but it's blocked by Nikolaev.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
De Souza lands a left hand.
De Souza blocking some punches.
De Souza lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Nikolaev.
De Souza pushes Nikolaev back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Nikolaev swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Nikolaev's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
De Souza lands with a light punch inside.
A bit of stalling here from Nikolaev.
De Souza prevents a takedown attempt there.
Nikolaev misses with a hook from the clinch.
De Souza prevents a takedown attempt there.
Nikolaev changes levels and goes for a takedown here. De Souza fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Nikolaev looks winded!
Nikolaev swinging wildly here.
Nikolaev ducks under a wild hook from De Souza.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
De Souza throws a body shot but no joy.
Nikolaev tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Nikolaev keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
De Souza throws a lazy right hand but Nikolaev sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Nikolaev missing with a left hand there. De Souza was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Nikolaev misses 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!
Nikolaev is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by De Souza.
De Souza swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Nikolaev throws a counter combo.
De Souza avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Nikolaev doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
We've been told by De Souza's head coaches at GWad's Playpen that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
De Souza lands with a right hand.
A nice leg kick lands there from De Souza.
De Souza attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Nikolaev now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Alexsandro De Souza seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Good leg kick by De Souza there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


De Souza misses with a looping left.
Nikolaev is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by De Souza.
Nikolaev checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Nikolaev tests De Souza's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Nice body punch from Nikolaev.
A looping hook to the body misses from De Souza. Nikolaev does a little dance to reset his feet.
De Souza blocks a jab.
Nikolaev pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nikolaev displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as De Souza throws out the jab.
Nikolaev throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Nikolaev connects with a looping right hand.
De Souza finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.

De Souza gets caught napping as Nikolaev dives in and scores a takedown. De Souza manages to retain guard.

De Souza has his feet on Nikolaev's hips. He pushes off and gets to his feet. Nice work.
De Souza catches Nikolaev with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Nikolaev shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says De Souza as he avoids it easily.
Nikolaev steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from De Souza. That one must have hurt.
De Souza throws a right hand that misses
and Nikolaev connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
De Souza tried to score with a low kick but Nikolaev checks it.
Nikolaev is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
A jab lands there for De Souza.
Nikolaev misses with a straight right.
De Souza throws the kick towards the body but Nikolaev avoids it.

De Souza gets a clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Nikolaev throws a punch but it's blocked by De Souza.
De Souza doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Nikolaev is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but De Souza is defending well.
Nikolaev throws a punch but it's blocked by De Souza.
De Souza lands a right hand.
A nice right hand lands inside from De Souza.
Alexsandro De Souza has scored more points in the clinch so far.
De Souza tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A bit of stalling here from Nikolaev.
De Souza has a couple of punches blocked by Nikolaev.
Nikolaev is working for takedown but De Souza is calmly controlling the position for now.
Alexsandro De Souza has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Volya Nikolaev.
De Souza presses Nikolaev against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Nikolaev is breathing heavily.
De Souza misses with the head strike.
De Souza blocks a punch to the side of the head.
De Souza throws a punch but it's blocked by Nikolaev.
De Souza lands a hook that snaps the head of Nikolaev backwards.
A short left from De Souza.
De Souza tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
De Souza stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
De Souza misses with a punch to the body.
De Souza pushes Nikolaev back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
De Souza misses with a hook from the clinch.
Nikolaev is trying to maintain a safe position but De Souza gets an underhook and turns Nikolaev into the cage.
De Souza lands a shot to the body.
Nikolaev tries to score a body lock takedown but De Souza shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
De Souza lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
De Souza scores with a nice hook to the head.
De Souza cracks Nikolaev with a nice body shot.
Nikolaev blocks an uppercut.
De Souza lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Nikolaev misses with a short punch on the inside.
De Souza lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Nikolaev backwards.

Nikolaev is rocked!
De Souza blocking some punches.
Nikolaev is still on wobbly legs! Can De Souza finish him?
Nikolaev with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
De Souza is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Nikolaev can do to turn this around?
Nikolaev is looking for a takedown.
Nikolaev seems to have recovered his senses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
De Souza lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
De Souza lands a shot to the body.
A short right from De Souza on the inside.
De Souza tries to work over Nikolaev's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
De Souza lands with a short punch from the clinch.
De Souza lands a right hand that snaps the head of Nikolaev backwards.
De Souza creates some distance for himself and unleashes a massive uppercut that sends Nikolaev's eyes rolling into the back of his head! Nikolaev drops to his knees and De Souza pours it on with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:31 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Alexsandro De Souza!
Alexsandro De Souza thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: CEC 534     
Date:   Aug 16, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Volya Nikolaev and Liam Donnelly. Chooooooooon! I think Nikolaev might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Fever . Liam Donnelly has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Volya Nikolaev's chin.

170 cm
36
165 lbs
34 - 24 - 0
173 cm
32
156 lbs
29 - 14 - 1
BJJ Red Belt
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Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 24 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Liam Donnelly!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A lazy left from Nikolaev finds it's target.
Nikolaev misses the jab.
Volya Nikolaev seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nikolaev misses the jab.
Donnelly looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Nikolaev misses with a looping left.
Donnelly is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Nikolaev with a body shot.
Nikolaev tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Donnelly defends well and Nikolaev ends up having to push Donnelly into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Donnelly throws a body shot but no joy.
Donnelly misses with a looping right.
Donnelly defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Donnelly sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Donnelly takes a swing at Nikolaev's ribcage but misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A shot to the body from Nikolaev misses
and Donnelly connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Nikolaev doesn't succeed with the takedown
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Volya Nikolaev. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Nikolaev throws a jab but it's blocked by Donnelly.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev moves out of range of the strikes.
Nikolaev lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Donnelly circles away quickly and effectively.
Nikolaev fails with a takedown attempt.

Nikolaev darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
Donnelly is positioning himself well to prevent Nikolaev advancing to mount.
Nikolaev not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Nikolaev looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Donnelly with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Nikolaev prevents Donnelly from improving his position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev trying to pass the guard but Donnelly defending well.
Nikolaev is trying to control the action in half guard but Donnelly is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

Nikolaev 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.
Donnelly 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.
Nikolaev is trying to control. Donnelly wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Donnelly on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Donnelly trying to control here.
Nikolaev thows a huge punch but Donnelly dodges it nicely.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Nikolaev not landing any meaningful shots this time.

Nikolaev is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Nikolaev missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Donnelly is trying to get back to full guard.
Nikolaev is pressing down on Donnelly's thigh, looking to free his foot. Donnelly is holding on for now.

Donnelly is defending against the submission attempts here by Nikolaev.
Nikolaev 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.

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.
Donnelly is refusing to be controlled, as Nikolaev sits in half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Donnelly is looking to control Nikolaev's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Donnelly avoid being mounted?
Donnelly manages to get to full guard.
Donnelly keeping moving, preventing Nikolaev from controlling successfully.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Nikolaev lands with a straight right. Donnelly didn't see that one coming.
Nikolaev throws a jab when Donnelly was well out of range.
Donnelly looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Donnelly misses with a right hand
and Nikolaev counters with a stiff right hand.
Nikolaev jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Donnelly shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Nikolaev is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Nikolaev swings and misses with a hook to the body.

Nikolaev scores with a takedown into Donnelly's guard.
Nikolaev working some strikes from top position.
Nikolaev is stalling in the full guard.
Donnelly is trying to keep Nikolaev in close.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Donnelly pulls Nikolaev in close to prevent any damage.
Let's hope that Donnelly 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.
Nikolaev controls from within his opponent's guard.
Nikolaev looking to sit in guard and control but Donnelly gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


Nikolaev working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Donnelly doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Oh but Nikolaev is tightening it up a little... Donnelly has to be careful here... He's got his foot tucked under now, this looks tight! Donnelly reacted too slowly and this one could be over in a matter of seconds! YES! Donnelly taps out! Nice BJJ there by Nikolaev!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Choke). Volya Nikolaev!
During a confident post fight interview, Volya Nikolaev thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: CEC 530     
Date:   Jul 26, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Spawn Diego and Volya Nikolaev. Diego's entrance music is Turn it up(Shine On) Chamillionaire. A fine choice. Nikolaev is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Fever . Spawn Diego has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

180 cm
28
165 lbs
17 - 4 - 0
170 cm
35
165 lbs
34 - 23 - 0
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Cardio machine
BJJ Red Belt
World class MT
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Spawn Diego!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 23 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Percy O'Donnell and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nikolaev misses with a few strikes there.
Diego misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev throws a series of punches but Diego avoids them all with ease.
Diego looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Nikolaev tries to close the distance and clinch up but Diego swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Diego throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nice body punch from Diego.
An inside leg kick from Diego misses.
Diego takes a jab right on the kisser.
Diego misses with a body shot.
Nikolaev looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Diego connects with a crisp jab.
Nikolaev fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Diego misses with a hook.
Diego gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Nikolaev.
Nikolaev uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Diego.

Diego darts in and clinches Nikolaev up against the cage.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Diego throws a head punch that misses.
Diego lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Diego misses with some punches.
Diego misses with a hook to the ribs.

Nikolaev has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Diego clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Diego trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev lands a shot to the head.

Nikolaev is staying calm and holding on to the back position, whilst working on a rear naked choke. Diego is defending well though. Nikolaev let's go of the attempt for now.
Diego takes a big shot to the side of the head.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
I would not like to be Diego right now.
Diego is defending well here and trying to improve his position.
Nikolaev missing with strikes.
Nikolaev throwing strikes from the back - he gets a warning from the referee for striking the back of the head but all these shots are hurting Diego!
Nikolaev doesn't have the hooks in and Diego manages to turn into his guard.
Nikolaev looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Diego puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Nikolaev keeps control of the position for the meantime.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev tries to roll over but Diego keeps him under control.
Nikolaev regains full guard. Nicely done.

Diego avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Diego looking to pass the guard.

Nikolaev is looking for a triangle but Diego pushes his legs off easily.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Diego content to stall in guard here.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Diego advances to half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev throws a strike from the bottom that misses.

Diego decides to stand up and try his luck on the feet.
Spawn Diego seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Diego moves out of range as Nikolaev strikes.
Diego waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Nikolaev.
Diego lunges at Nikolaev with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Nikolaev's hand.
A jab from Nikolaev misses.
Diego lands a head shot.
Nikolaev lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
A big right from Nikolaev misses.

Diego closes the distance and pushes Nikolaev back into the cage.
Diego lands with a light punch inside.
Nikolaev changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Diego fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Diego with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Nikolaev will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diego slips a jab and a cross from Nikolaev.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Diego scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Nikolaev doesn't seem bothered though.
Nikolaev lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Nikolaev moves out of range as Diego strikes.
Diego scores with a sloppy right hand. Nikolaev should have avoided that one.
Nikolaev is looking to clinch but Diego is avoiding it.
Nikolaev misses with a hook.
Nikolaev shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Diego is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Diego fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Nikolaev.
Diego takes a swing at Nikolaev's ribcage but misses.

Nikolaev has Diego up against the cage in a clinch.
Diego lands with a light punch inside.
Diego prevents a takedown attempt there.
Nikolaev tries to pull guard but Diego holds him up against the cage and eventually Nikolaev drops back down to his feet.
Spawn Diego has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Volya Nikolaev.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Diego.
Nikolaev is trying to pull guard but Diego turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Diego closes the distance and clinches.
Nikolaev is leaning against Diego and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Diego lands a right hand.
Diego lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Diego tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Diego throws a head punch that misses.

Nikolaev has picked Diego up - he's going for a ride! Nikolaev dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard.

Diego kicks off Nikolaev and gets to his feet.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nikolaev fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Diego swings widly with a right hand
and Nikolaev counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Diego scores with a decent looking hook.
Diego blocks a jab.
Diego slips a jab from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Diego appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Diego misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Nikolaev.
Diego walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Nikolaev checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Diego throws a body shot but no joy.
Nikolaev tries to bum rush Diego with a series of wild strikes but Diego uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Diego swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Diego slips under a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Diego, as that shot connected.
Diego thows a left - swing and a miss!
Diego walks into a left hand.
Nikolaev shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Diego but Diego pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Diego connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Nikolaev is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Diego.

Diego forces Nikolaev back against the cage and clinches.
Diego lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Diego tries to throw a body punch but Nikolaev avoids it by throwing Diego back against the cage.
Diego lands a hook that snaps the head of Nikolaev backwards.
Nikolaev is looking to take this one to the mat.
Good body shot from Diego.

Nikolaev jumps guard.
Nikolaev controls Diego momentarily but Diego frees himself.
Diego stopping the sweep attempt from Nikolaev.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Diego pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Nikolaev is keeping the position for now.

Nikolaev working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Diego doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Diego manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Diego is looking to stand up but Nikolaev won't let him.

Nikolaev looking for a guillotine here but Diego defends easily.

Diego stands up from Nikolaev's guard - Diego perhaps looking for a knockout.
Spawn Diego is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Nikolaev throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Diego counters with a thumping low kick.
Diego looking to land some kicks to the body here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev cracks Diego with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Diego throws a lazy right hand but Nikolaev sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Nikolaev tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Diego is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Nikolaev can do to turn this around?
Diego thows a left - swing and a miss!
Nikolaev chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Diego can pounce on him.
Diego misses with an uppercut.

Nikolaev shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Nikolaev was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Diego prevents Nikolaev from improving position.

Nikolaev thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Diego is working to avoid the ground and pound but Nikolaev connects with a decent elbow.
Nikolaev sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Diego is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
Nikolaev working the strikes but Diego uses the opportunity to regain half guard.
Nikolaev is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Diego tries to get to full guard but Nikolaev has control of the leg.
Diego desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Diego trying to hold on to Nikolaev's head to control him but Nikolaev postures up.
Nikolaev prevents Diego from improving his position.
Nikolaev has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Nikolaev content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Diego wants to improve his position but Nikolaev is controlling well.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Spawn Diego dominated that second round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Diego stuns Nikolaev with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.

Diego drives through and clinches with Nikolaev against the cage.
Diego lands with a right to the head.
Nikolaev prevents a body shot from Diego.
A short body shot lands from Diego as the two fighters clinch.
A right hand to the body from Diego.
Spawn Diego has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Nikolaev is trying to stall.
Diego lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Diego misses with a short punch on the inside.
Diego lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Nikolaev tries for a takedown. No joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diego throws a head punch that misses.
Diego tries to work over Nikolaev's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Diego misses with a punch on the inside.
Diego makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Nikolaev jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Diego walks away with a smile on his face. Nikolaev gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Nikolaev misses the jab.
Diego cracks Nikolaev with a right hand to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev takes a jab right on the kisser.
Nikolaev waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Diego.
Diego cracks Nikolaev with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Diego misses with a hook.
Diego lands a nice shot that snaps Nikolaev's head back.
Nikolaev takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Sloppy strikes from Diego. Those never looked like landing.
Nikolaev throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Nikolaev closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
A telegraphed right hand from Nikolaev misses the target.
Nikolaev throws a body shot but no joy.
Nikolaev dives in for a single leg takedown but Diego sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Spawn Diego has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Volya Nikolaev.
Nikolaev misses with a body shot.
Nikolaev misses with a jab, cross combination.
Diego wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Diego throws a body shot but no joy.
Nikolaev feints the counter takedown.
Nikolaev takes one on the chin but seems OK.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Nikolaev lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Diego.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diego misses with a low kick as Nikolaev jumps back.
Diego throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Diego fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Good leg kick by Diego there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Nikolaev throws a body shot but no joy.
Nikolaev stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Diego.
Spawn Diego is winning the standup battle so far.
Nikolaev throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Nikolaev throws a right and a left that both miss.
Diego stuns Nikolaev with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Nikolaev tries to close the distance and clinch up but Diego swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Diego throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nikolaev moves out of range as Diego strikes.
Decent striking displayed by Diego there.
Nikolaev lands a jab to the head.
Diego throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Diego with a hook.
Nikolaev throws the left hand but Diego avoids the punch easily.
No joy there for Nikolaev, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
An attempted straight right counter from Diego misses the target.
Nice body punch from Diego.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A big right from Nikolaev misses.
Diego moves out of range of the strikes.
Nikolaev gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Nikolaev misses the jab.

Diego fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Nikolaev, pushing him back against the cage.
A nice left hand lands by Diego.
Nice body punch from Diego - that landed with a thud.
Diego is trying to maintain a safe position but Nikolaev gets an underhook and turns Diego into the cage.
Diego tries to work over Nikolaev's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Diego tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Diego working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Diego lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Diego doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Diego throws a head punch that misses.
Diego misses with a hook to the ribs.

Nikolaev turns his hips and lands a very nice judo throw into side control!
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Nikolaev working his ground and pound in the gym.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Nikolaev is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Diego is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Nikolaev takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Diego tries to buck Nikolaev off but Nikolaev is having none of it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diego gets back to half guard.
Nikolaev is nestled in close to Diego, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Diego trying to control here.
Diego tries to kick Nikolaev off but Nikolaev keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.
Diego is positioning himself well to prevent Nikolaev advancing to mount.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Diego makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Diego.
Nikolaev throws a big elbow that misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Spawn Diego clearly takes that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Diego throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Diego swings for the body but Nikolaev moves out of range.
Diego scoring well with a low kick there.
Nikolaev throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Diego lands a nice shot that snaps Nikolaev's head back.
Diego throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Diego uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Nikolaev.
As Nikolaev tries to get set, Diego tries to push him back and clinch up but Nikolaev manages to avoid the attempt.
Nikolaev moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Diego throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Nikolaev on the side of the head.
Nikolaev throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Nikolaev has a takedown stuffed.
Diego fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Nikolaev has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diego keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nikolaev fails to land the takedown.
Diego tries to work over Nikolaev's front leg with a kick but Nikolaev checks it.
Nikolaev misses with a hook. Diego ducked under it nicely.
Diego swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
The fighters circling - Nikolaev throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
The fighters circling - Nikolaev throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A combination from Nikolaev does no damage.
Nikolaev with a jab.
Nikolaev has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Diego getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Nikolaev bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Diego steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Nikolaev.
Diego feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Diego cracks Nikolaev with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Nikolaev paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Diego fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Nikolaev is out of range.
Horrible takedown attempt by Nikolaev or perhaps it was just good defense by Diego, which made it look bad.
Spawn Diego has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Volya Nikolaev.
Diego throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nice defenses there by Nikolaev.
Nikolaev throws a series of punches but Diego moves out of range.
Diego showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Nikolaev.

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!
Diego throws a body shot but no joy.
Nikolaev looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Diego throws a nice inside leg kick.
Nikolaev on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Nikolaev misses with a double jab.
Nikolaev moves out of range as Diego strikes.
Nikolaev now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Nikolaev wants to clinch.
Diego lands with an uppercut that bounces Nikolaev off the cage and back into range.
Diego misses with a low kick.
Nikolaev fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Diego looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Diego bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Nikolaev misses with a hook. Diego ducked under it nicely.
Nikolaev takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Diego misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Nikolaev.
Diego cracks Nikolaev with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diego ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Diego misses with a straight left.
Nikolaev is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Diego is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Nikolaev.
Diego throws a shot to the body.

Diego takes the fight into the clinch.
Diego works on Nikolaev's body with a couple of short punches.
Nikolaev drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Diego gets the underhooks and prevents it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Diego.
Diego prevents the takedown attempt.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Diego.

Nikolaev is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Diego can't fight it off and eventually Nikolaev manages to take the fight to the floor. Diego looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Diego is wriggling around but Nikolaev manages to pass to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.


Diego is defending against the submission attempts here by Nikolaev.
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!
Diego makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Diego.
Nikolaev trying to control but Diego is working from the bottom.
Diego tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Diego wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Diego is looking to stand up but Nikolaev isn't so interested in that idea.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Spawn Diego had his way with Volya Nikolaev in that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


A telegraphed right hand from Nikolaev misses the target.

Nikolaev has taken the fight to the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Nikolaev.
Diego digs a right hand into Nikolaev's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Nikolaev's gas tank.
Nikolaev is looking for a takedown.
Diego gets underhooks to prevent Nikolaev's takedown attempt.
Nikolaev tries to land a knee to the head but Diego blocks with his arms.
Diego tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Diego.
Diego throws a punch but it's blocked by Nikolaev.
Diego can't find room to land a body shot as Nikolaev controls the action.
Nikolaev is looking to take this one to the mat.
Spawn Diego has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Volya Nikolaev.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nikolaev is trying to maintain a safe position but Diego gets an underhook and turns Nikolaev into the cage.
Diego throws a head punch that misses.
Diego tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Nikolaev's elbow.
Nikolaev's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Nikolaev blocks a body shot from Diego.
Diego tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Diego fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Nikolaev's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Diego ducks under a wild hook from Nikolaev.
Diego feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Nikolaev's calf.
Diego looks to score with a jab to the body but Nikolaev is just out of range.
Nikolaev will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.

Diego moves into the clinch successfully.
Diego doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Nikolaev is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Diego is defending well.
Diego gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Diego lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Nikolaev or not.
Diego struggles to land a body shot inside as Nikolaev controls his hands.
Diego swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Nikolaev swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Diego leaning his opponent against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diego lands with a right to the head.
Nikolaev tries for a takedown. No joy.
Diego lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Nikolaev.
Nikolaev looking for a takedown.
Diego swings wildly with an uppercut but Nikolaev uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diego prevents a takedown attempt there.
Diego swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Nikolaev is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.

Nikolaev successfully pulls guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Nikolaev looking for a guillotine here but Diego defends easily.
Nikolaev looking to control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diego controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

Diego gets to his feet. Nikolaev looking to butt scoot but the ref puts an end to that. On your feet son!
Diego stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Diego wants it to stay on the feet.
Nikolaev takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Nikolaev throws a looping overhand right but Diego ducks down to avoid it.
Diego lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
A jab from Diego misses.
Nikolaev with a jab.
Diego throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Diego is looking to slow Nikolaev down with leg kicks.
A slow jab from Diego misses its intended target.

Diego gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Nikolaev to score an easy takedown into full guard.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Diego holds on and takes a little breather.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev trying to control the position from guard on top but Diego is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Diego is looking to stand up but Nikolaev isn't so interested in that idea.
Volya Nikolaev has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Diego is trying to keep Nikolaev in close.
Nikolaev looking to pass the guard.
Nikolaev is looking to work some ground and pound but Diego has wrist control.
Diego keeping moving, preventing Nikolaev from controlling successfully.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
Spawn Diego is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Diego has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.

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

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Spawn Diego!

Spawn Diego retains his lightweight title!
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Event: EVO 05312017     
Date:   May 31, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Karol Orlowski and Volya Nikolaev. Nikolaev has chosen Fever as his entrance music. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

176 cm
26
164 lbs
13 - 2 - 0
170 cm
35
165 lbs
33 - 23 - 0
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Karol Orlowski!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 23 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, Paul Tew and Phil Schofield.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nikolaev keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Orlowski.
Nikolaev tries to clinch up
and Orlowski counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Nikolaev throws a right hand that misses
and Orlowski counters with a nice uppercut.
A combination from Nikolaev does no damage.

Nikolaev scores with a takedown into Orlowski's guard.
Nikolaev tries to free his leg and advance position but Orlowski is retaining full guard.
Orlowski keeping moving, preventing Nikolaev from controlling successfully.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Orlowski wants to get back to his feet but Nikolaev is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Orlowski is trying to keep Nikolaev in close.
Orlowski trying to control the position here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev wants to control from the top but Orlowski keeps moving.
Nikolaev is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Orlowski keeping moving, preventing Nikolaev from controlling successfully.
Nikolaev is looking to work some ground and pound but Orlowski has wrist control.
Nikolaev is fighting to break Orlowski's control of his arms but Orlowski is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.

Nikolaev thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Nikolaev wants to control from the top but Orlowski keeps moving.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Nikolaev drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Orlowski looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Karol Orlowski is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Orlowski avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Orlowski was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Orlowski listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Nikolaev uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Orlowski.
Nikolaev takes a swing at Orlowski's ribcage but misses.
Orlowski is looking to counter punch.
Nikolaev misses with a takedown attempt
and Orlowski makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Nikolaev misses the jab.
Nikolaev works the jab nicely.

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

Nikolaev is rocked!
Nikolaev cracks a nice hook into Orlowski's ribs.
Nikolaev is still on wobbly legs! Can Orlowski finish him?
Orlowski looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Nikolaev forces Orlowski back against the cage and clinches.
Nikolaev seems to have recovered his senses.
Orlowski lands a right hand.
Nikolaev is trying to drag Orlowski to the mat but Orlowski just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Nikolaev.
Orlowski lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Nikolaev backwards.
Nikolaev goes for a takedown in the clinch but Orlowski prevents it.
Karol Orlowski has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Volya Nikolaev.
Orlowski working aggressively here.
Orlowski misses with the head strike.
Orlowski misses with some punches.
Orlowski misses with a hook from the clinch.
Orlowski tries to throw a body punch but Nikolaev avoids it by throwing Orlowski back against the cage.
Orlowski misses with some punches.
Nikolaev tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Nikolaev has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Orlowski is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Nikolaev blocks an elbow strike.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev wants a takedown.
Nikolaev wants to take the fight to the mat but Orlowski manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Orlowski lands a body punch in the clinch.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Nikolaev has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Orlowski after a bit of a struggle.
Nikolaev is looking to take this one to the mat.
Orlowski lands a right hand that snaps the head of Nikolaev backwards.
Orlowski lands with a short shot 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!
Orlowski swings wildly with an uppercut but Nikolaev uses good head movement to avoid it.
A shot in the inside from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev blocks an elbow strike from Orlowski.
Nikolaev's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Orlowski swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Orlowski prevents a takedown attempt there.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Orlowski.
Nikolaev's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Nikolaev tries to score a body lock takedown but Orlowski shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Nikolaev lands a body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Orlowski slaps away a takedown attempt from Nikolaev, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Orlowski looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
Nikolaev misses with a takedown attempt - Orlowski sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Nikolaev misses with a left hand
and Orlowski counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Orlowski looks to throw the jab but Nikolaev is out of range.
Nikolaev lands a right hook to the body.
Some wild striking there from Nikolaev.

Nikolaev gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nikolaev blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Orlowski misses with the head strike.
Nikolaev is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Orlowski gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Karol Orlowski has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Volya Nikolaev.
Orlowski gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev tries to score a body lock takedown but Orlowski shows good agility there to stay on his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev can't find room to land a body shot as Orlowski controls the action.
Orlowski gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Nikolaev.
Orlowski misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Nikolaev is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Orlowski pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Orlowski lands with a light punch inside.

Orlowski breaks the clinch.
Nikolaev tries to bum rush Orlowski with a series of wild strikes but Orlowski uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Orlowski is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Nikolaev.
Nikolaev misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Orlowski is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Nikolaev can do to turn this around?
Orlowski thows a left - swing and a miss!
Nikolaev jabs at Orlowski's body.
Orlowski ducks down and throws a hook to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Orlowski.
Nikolaev tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Nikolaev shoots in for a takedown but Orlowski shows good takedown defense.
Nikolaev throws a left and a right that both miss

and Orlowski counters with a nice right hand that sends Nikolaev toppling to the canvas! Nikolaev scrambles and gets back to his feet - can Orlowski finish him?!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Orlowski ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Nikolaev moves away.
Karol Orlowski is winning the standup battle so far.
Orlowski looks to score with a jab to the body but Nikolaev is just out of range.
Nikolaev misses with a looping right.

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

Orlowski is scooting his butt against the cage and has managed to get back to his feet. Nikolaev presses him back against the cage, presumably looking to take the fight back to the mat.
Orlowski leaning his opponent against the cage.
Nikolaev drops down looking for an ankle pick but Orlowski pulls his leg out and moves away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev dives in and grabs Orlowski's left leg, looking for a takedown. Orlowski pushes down on Nikolaev's head and hops out.
Nikolaev shoots in for a double leg but Orlowski sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Nikolaev tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Nikolaev takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Danga de danga de dang - Orlowski scores with a four punch combination!
Orlowski fails to land with a series of punches.
Nikolaev fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Orlowski stuffs the takedown.
It looked like Orlowski wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Orlowski misses with a looping right.
Orlowski takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Nikolaev misses with a shot to the body
and Orlowski counters with a lovely straight right hand!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Nikolaev shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Orlowski napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Nikolaev is breathing heavily.

Nikolaev working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Volya Nikolaev has got the better of the ground game so far.
Orlowski is trying to improve his position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev throws an elbow but Orlowski slips to the side and avoids it well.
Nikolaev trying to control the position but Orlowski is working away.
Nikolaev is putting a hurting on Orlowski here, landing some big shots from side control.
Orlowski tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Nikolaev wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Nikolaev trying to control the position but Orlowski is working away.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Nikolaev is working for what looks like an arm triangle here. Orlowski is trying to escape and Nikolaev transitions quickly into an armbar! He's slapped it on tight and Orlowski is forced to tap! Nice work there by Nikolaev! Very nice indeed!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:59 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Volya Nikolaev!
Volya Nikolaev opened up his post fight interview with a scream to camera that he wants a title shot! Whether he deserves the shot will be up to the management of the organization, so I guess he'll have to wait and see.
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Event: EVO 05242017     
Date:   May 24, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Volya Nikolaev and Leif Olofson. Nikolaev comes into the arena with Fever blaring out of the sound system. Olofson has chosen A-Team as his entrance music. Man, I cannot wait for this one!

170 cm
35
165 lbs
32 - 23 - 0
178 cm
29
161 lbs
17 - 4 - 1
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Aspire Clothing

Aspire Clothing
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 23 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Leif Olofson!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, Steven Brown and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Olofson takes a swing at Nikolaev's ribcage but misses.
Nikolaev on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Olofson connects with a leg kick. Nikolaev looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Olofson throws a head kick but Nikolaev moves out of range.
We've been informed that Olofson 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.

Nikolaev shoots in and bounces Olofson off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Olofson wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
We've been hearing that Nikolaev has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Nikolaev wants to control from the top but Olofson keeps moving.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nikolaev distracts Olofson with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Nikolaev wants to control from the top but Olofson keeps moving.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev forces his way into half guard.
Nikolaev is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Nikolaev seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Olofson blocking the ground and pound attempt from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev thows a huge punch but Olofson dodges it nicely.
Olofson is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Nikolaev throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev is looking to take a break and control but Olofson is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Olofson tries to roll over but Nikolaev keeps him under control.
Olofson trying to control here but he's found himself mounted! Oh no!
Olofson tries to reverse the position but Nikolaev maintains control.
Nikolaev punishing his opponent with strikes.
Nikolaev with shots to the head and body - Olofson looks very uncomfortable down there.
Nikolaev breaks from Olofson's wrist control and lands an elbow.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nikolaev trying to control but Olofson is having none of it.
Nikolaev looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Olofson in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
Nikolaev scores with a couple of good head shots there.
Nikolaev wants to control the pace but Olofson is squirming around nicely.
Olofson is trying desperately to improve position.
Olofson sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Nikolaev scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Olofson slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Nikolaev scoring with some ground and pound.

Olofson is active off his back here, looking for submissions.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Nikolaev wants to control from the top but Olofson keeps moving.
Nikolaev postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Nikolaev won't allow Olofson to get back to his feet.
Nikolaev scoring with some ground and pound.
Nikolaev wants to control from the top but Olofson keeps moving.
Olofson manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Nikolaev manages to get himself to full guard.

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

Olofson is sitting in close to Nikolaev's body. Nikolaev has gone for a guillotine from the bottom. Oh damn, that looks pretty tight! Olofson is panicking - it looks like this one could be all over! Yes, Olofson is tapping! That was a very nice submission by Nikolaev.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Volya Nikolaev!
Volya Nikolaev opened up his post fight interview with a scream to camera that he wants a title shot! Whether he deserves the shot will be up to the management of the organization, so I guess he'll have to wait and see.
Leif Olofson spoke after the fight, saying 'At least I have a pair of blue socks'.
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Event: T187     
Date:   Apr 30, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Vesa Sykk and Volya Nikolaev. Sykk comes to the cage accompanied by Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name . Nikolaev has chosen Fever as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

172 cm
36
155 lbs
34 - 19 - 1
170 cm
34
165 lbs
31 - 23 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Red Belt
World class MT
Good gas tank

Conviction
Aspire Clothing

Aspire Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 19 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Vesa Sykk!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 23 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, Paul Tew and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nikolaev takes one to the chin there.
Sykk throws a body punch but Nikolaev moves out of range.
Nikolaev uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sykk.
Sykk throws an off balance right hand
and Nikolaev counters with a stiff right hand.
Sykk throws a body kick that misses

and Nikolaev counters with a single leg into guard. Sykk didn't expect that.
Sykk can't keep his opponent in guard - Nikolaev advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Sykk keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Nikolaev throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
We've been hearing good reports from Sykk'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.
Nikolaev trying to control from Sykk's half guard. Sykk has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
Nikolaev loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Sykk is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Nikolaev trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev scores with a decent looking elbow strike.

Sykk looking for a guillotine here but Nikolaev defends easily.
Nikolaev has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Nikolaev passes Sykk's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Sykk has hold of Nikolaev's hands but Nikolaev slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.

Sykk actively working from the bottom here.
Nikolaev sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Sykk defending well though.
Nikolaev seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Sykk does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

Nikolaev is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sykk trying to control from the bottom.
Nikolaev throwing shots but Sykk is blocking nicely.
Nikolaev controlling the action here.

Nikolaev is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Sykk defends it well.
Nikolaev slows the pace down in half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Sykk avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Nikolaev.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sykk pushes Nikolaev off looking to stand but Nikolaev dives back in and keeps control.
Sykk is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Sykk wants to control but Nikolaev is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Nikolaev is nestled in close to Sykk, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Sykk is pressing down on Nikolaev's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Sykk keeping full guard, as Nikolaev tries to pass.
Nikolaev throws an elbow that misses. Sykk uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Nikolaev's guard. Nice move by Sykk!

Nikolaev controls Sykk momentarily but Sykk frees himself.

Nikolaev had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Sykk defends it easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Nikolaev had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Sykk defends it easily.

Sykk has a momentary lapse of concentration, allowing Nikolaev to throw up a leg and lock on what appears to be a pretty tight triangle! Sykk is fighting it off but it's all too little too late - Nikolaev pulls down on the head and he's put Sykk to sleep! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:36 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Volya Nikolaev!
Volya Nikolaev took to the mic after the fight and begged the organizational hierarchy for a shot at the title.
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Event: T186 Huber vs Lafayette     
Date:   Apr 23, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Volya Nikolaev and Jamie White. Nikolaev kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Fever . White comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE. kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Jamie White has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

170 cm
34
165 lbs
30 - 23 - 0
175 cm
32
161 lbs
17 - 8 - 0
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Aspire Clothing
Hellbent

Sully's Bar & Grill
Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 23 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Jamie White!
The judges for this bout are James Glass, Paul Tew and Andrew Berry.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
White will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Nikolaev seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
White misses with a left hand
and Nikolaev counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Nikolaev moves out of range as White throws a body kick.
Nikolaev looks to score with a jab to the body but White is just out of range.
White thows a leg kick but Nikolaev checks it
and White takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Nikolaev shoots in but no luck this time.
White counters with a body kick.
White avoids the body shot from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev lands with an uppercut that bounces White off the cage and back into range.
White throws out a loose jab but Nikolaev uses good head movement to avoid it.
Jamie White seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
White thows a left - swing and a miss!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
White misses with a body shot

and Nikolaev counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Nice strikes from Nikolaev there.
Nikolaev thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed White's head.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
White is looking to control Nikolaev's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can White avoid being mounted?

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev slows the pace down in half guard.
White is trying to get back to full guard.

Nikolaev is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Nice strikes from Nikolaev there.
Nikolaev sitting and controlling from the half guard.
White keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Nikolaev 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.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Nikolaev not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Nikolaev missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Nikolaev tries to pass to full mount but White defends it.

Nikolaev 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.
White has hold of Nikolaev's hands but Nikolaev slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Nikolaev seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Nikolaev missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
White avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Nikolaev.
White wants to get back to full guard.
Nikolaev is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.

Nikolaev is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, White has managed to free his arm - good work.
Nikolaev is stalling here. White is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Nikolaev seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and White has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work.
Nikolaev is trying to get back to half guard.
White fails to land a wild elbow strike.

White looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
White trying to control the action but Nikolaev is working from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev manages to work his way to half guard, despite White's best efforts.
White is thwarting Nikolaev's attempts to control the position.

White is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Nikolaev doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time White.
White has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


White buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Nikolaev fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. White looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Nikolaev avoids the head kick by White.
White swings widly with a right hand
and Nikolaev counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps White thinking.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by White.
White lands a jab to the nose.
Nikolaev takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nikolaev has a takedown stuffed.
Nikolaev steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from White. That one must have hurt.
White's corner calls for a 1-2. White obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
White has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
White throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nikolaev changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Nikolaev fails to land with a series of punches.
Nikolaev shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says White as he avoids it easily.
White looks to score with a jab to the body but Nikolaev is just out of range.
Nikolaev lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
White lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
A lazy body kick from White

and Nikolaev counters with a nice double leg into guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Nikolaev's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
White is trying to keep Nikolaev in close.
Nikolaev with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Nikolaev's corner. There ya go! There ya go!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
White is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Nikolaev with a flurry of punches that miss.
White keeping moving, preventing Nikolaev from controlling successfully.

Nikolaev drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but White manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Nikolaev has White in his guard.


Nikolaev working for a triangle but White defends it easily.
White tries to free his leg and advance position but Nikolaev is retaining full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Volya Nikolaev overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

Nikolaev escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. White gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
White wants to control from the top but Nikolaev keeps moving.
White must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
White postures up.
White trying to control the position from guard on top but Nikolaev is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

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.

Nikolaev is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
White trying to control but Nikolaev is working from the bottom.

Nikolaev is active off his back here, looking for submissions.

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

Nikolaev is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. White is aware though and is defending well.
White 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.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Volya Nikolaev will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Nikolaev throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Nikolaev pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Nikolaev avoids the body shot from White.
A nice inside leg kick there by White. That's going to slow Nikolaev down.
White fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Nikolaev is out of range.
White throws a leg kick

and Nikolaev counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Nikolaev is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
White looking to control.
White might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Nikolaev haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nikolaev throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev landing some decent shots from guard.
White tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Nikolaev makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Nikolaev stopping the sweep attempt from White.
White can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Nikolaev controls the pace.
Nikolaev trying to control but White is working from the bottom.
Nikolaev scoring with punches to the head and body.
Jamie White has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.

White isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Nikolaev stacks White on his neck as he steps over and passes to the side. He's now in a much more dominant position where he can look to do some serious damage. Nice move by Nikolaev!
Nikolaev trying to control the position but White is working away.

Nikolaev thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
White tries to buck Nikolaev off but Nikolaev is having none of it.
Nikolaev is putting a hurting on White here, landing some big shots from side control.
White is not content to let Nikolaev control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
White manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
Nikolaev gets back to full guard.
White won't allow Nikolaev to sweep him here.

Nikolaev is looking for a triangle but White pushes his legs off easily.
Nikolaev throws some sloppy strikes off his back.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Nikolaev has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but White can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
White slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Volya Nikolaev is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
You can see the frustration on Nikolaev's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
White trying to control the position but Nikolaev is working away.
Nikolaev parries the strikes from White easily there. White is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Nikolaev to escape.
Nikolaev throwing some weak shots from the bottom that do no damage.
Nikolaev tries to bench press White off him but White keeps the position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Nikolaev sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Nikolaev is trying to get back to full guard.
Nikolaev is working hard here to advance position.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge James Glass scores the fight 30:27
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 30:27
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Volya Nikolaev!

A relieved looking Volya Nikolaev 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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Event: T184     
Date:   Apr 09, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Volya Nikolaev and Chris Karter. Chooooooooon! I think Nikolaev might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Fever . 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 Chris Karter was going to win. Let's see if he was right.

170 cm
34
165 lbs
29 - 23 - 0
175 cm
26
154 lbs
15 - 5 - 2
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Aspire Clothing
Hellbent

KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 23 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 5 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of New York, Chris Karter!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, Daniel Bishop and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nikolaev darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Nikolaev shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Karter is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Nice jab there from Nikolaev.
Karter misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Nikolaev.
Karter looks for the body kick but Nikolaev saw that one coming.
Nikolaev half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Nikolaev throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Karter raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Karter throws a shot from downtown. Nikolaev moves away and avoids it.
Nikolaev swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Karter keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Karter throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nikolaev throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Karter stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Nikolaev shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Karter but Karter pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Nikolaev tests Karter's chin there with a solid looking shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Karter lands with a shot to the body.
Karter throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Nikolaev on the side of the head.
Karter lands a really nice looking cross but Nikolaev seems unphased.

Nikolaev is rocked!
Chris Karter seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
No joy there for Nikolaev, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Nikolaev missing with a left hand there. Karter was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Nikolaev lands with a cross.
Karter pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Nikolaev appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Nikolaev throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Karter throws a leg kick but Nikolaev sees it coming and moves out of range.
Nikolaev feinted with a counter takedown.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev checks a leg kick.
Nikolaev attempts a counter takedown but Karter avoids it well and moves away.
Karter lands a nice shot to the body.
Nikolaev keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nikolaev lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Karter backs up against the cage.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Karter slips a straight right by Nikolaev.
Despite the aggression on Karter's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Karter pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Karter throws a body shot but no joy.
Nikolaev blocks a leg kick.
Nikolaev misses with a hook
and Karter counters with a right hand to the body.
Nikolaev throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Karter clobbers Nikolaev with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Nikolaev throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Karter sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Karter showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev throws a big shot that misses.
Karter throws a sloppy head kick and Nikolaev moves out of range easily.
Nikolaev appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Karter lands a jab to Nikolaev's midsection.
Karter buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Karter swings for the body but Nikolaev moves out of range.
Nikolaev misses with a looping right.
Nikolaev misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Volya Nikolaev. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev loads up on a big right hand but Karter slips the punch.
Karter ducks under a wild hook from Nikolaev.
Karter lands a jab to the head.

Nikolaev gets a takedown into half guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nikolaev thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Karter's head.
Nikolaev thows a huge punch but Karter dodges it nicely.
Karter is trying is best to control the position here.
Well, if Nikolaev is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Chris Karter will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Nikolaev throws a right hand that Karter ducks under and follows up with a left that Karter also avoids with ease.
Karter is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Nikolaev with a body shot.
Karter lands a leg kick that knocks Nikolaev off balance momentarily.
Nikolaev takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Karter throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Karter misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Karter scores with a hook.
Nikolaev misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Nikolaev avoids the body shot from Karter.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Karter digs a good body shot into Nikolaev's ribs.

Nikolaev 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.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Karter preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Karter utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Nikolaev is looking to work some ground and pound but Karter has wrist control.
Karter is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Karter keeping moving, preventing Nikolaev from controlling successfully.
Karter avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Nikolaev wants to control from the top but Karter keeps moving.
Nikolaev stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Karter swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Nikolaev postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.

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.
Karter pulls Nikolaev in to control the position.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Chris Karter seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Nikolaev stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Karter.
Nikolaev lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Nikolaev.
Nikolaev tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Karter defends well and Nikolaev ends up having to push Karter into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Some bone on bone action there as Nikolaev checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Karter lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Nikolaev at a distance.
Chris Karter is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Karter connects with a good right hand that stumbles Nikolaev. Nikolaev circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Karter misses the jab.
Karter throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
A looping hook to the body misses from Karter. Nikolaev does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A big right from Karter misses.

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

Nikolaev seems to be working for a kimura but Karter defends the submission attempt.
Nikolaev is just content to waste time from the top position. Karter takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.
Nikolaev passes into half guard.
Nikolaev thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Karter's head.
Nikolaev sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Karter defending well though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev wants to control but Karter is keeping him busy.
Nikolaev not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Nikolaev controlling the action here.

Nikolaev is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Karter is looking for a sweep. Nikolaev is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Nikolaev trying to control from half guard but Karter is working away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Volya Nikolaev will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!


Nikolaev slips a jab from Karter.
Nikolaev misses with a body shot
and Karter counters with a straight right hand.
Karter looks to score with a jab to the body but Nikolaev is just out of range.
Karter tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Nikolaev fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Karter manages to avoid it.
Nikolaev tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Karter defends well and Nikolaev ends up having to push Karter into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Karter appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Karter misses with a body shot.
Karter misses with a low kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Karter lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Karter throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Karter manages to get back to half guard.
Nikolaev throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Nikolaev stalling away here and it's allowed Karter to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Nikolaev working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Nikolaev wants to control from the top but Karter keeps moving.
Volya Nikolaev overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Nikolaev distracts Karter with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Nikolaev throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev throws a big elbow that misses.
Nikolaev with a flurry of punches that miss.
Nikolaev is in close to Karter's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Nikolaev 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.
Nikolaev lands a couple of digs.
Nikolaev pushing down on Karter's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Karter trying to control from the bottom.
Nikolaev tries to pass the half guard into mount. Karter knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Nikolaev throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Nikolaev works his way into full mount!
Nikolaev punishing his opponent with strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev throws an elbow from mount that misses. Lucky escape for Karter because Nikolaev loaded up on that one.
Nikolaev scores with a couple of good head shots there.
Nikolaev tries to control but Karter wriggling away.
Nikolaev is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Nikolaev thowing shots but they're missing.
Nikolaev can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Karter is looking to escape.
Nikolaev misses with a head shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev controlling from mount.
Nikolaev lands a big elbow.
Karter tries to reverse the position but Nikolaev maintains control.
Nikolaev postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Karter looks a forlorn figure.
Karter slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Karter keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.

And that's the end of the fight!
Volya Nikolaev showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Nikolaev 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 Steven Brown scores the fight 29:28
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 29:28
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Volya Nikolaev!
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Event: T181 - Gold Fusion     
Date:   Mar 19, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Volya Nikolaev and Temel Dilli. Chooooooooon! I think Nikolaev might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Fever . Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

170 cm
34
165 lbs
29 - 22 - 0
176 cm
35
155 lbs
31 - 19 - 0
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Aspire Clothing
Hellbent

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 22 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 19 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Temel Dilli!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, Chris Edwards and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Dilli misses with a hook.
Nikolaev takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Nikolaev takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Dilli needs to keep his hands up - Nikolaev had a free shot at his head there.
Nikolaev slips a straight right by Dilli.
Nikolaev is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Nikolaev ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Nikolaev half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Dilli scores with a jab.
Dilli 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.
A punch combination from Nikolaev misses.
Dilli fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Temel Dilli seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nikolaev fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Dilli avoids it really well and circles away.
Dilli is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Nice defenses there by Nikolaev.
Dilli is looking to score with low kicks.
An attempted straight right counter from Nikolaev misses the target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Dilli throws a poor cross that misses
and Nikolaev counters with a stiff right hand.
Dilli connects with a right hand. Nikolaev shakes it off.
Dilli connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Dilli throws a hook but Nikolaev blocks it.
Nikolaev throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Dilli is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Dilli throws an off balance right hand

and Nikolaev counters with a single leg into guard. Dilli didn't expect that.

Dilli pushes Nikolaev off for just long enough to get back to his feet. Very athletic spring there.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nikolaev shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Dilli eats them both and turns towards Nikolaev to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Dilli scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Dilli pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Dilli misses with an uppercut. Nikolaev saw that one coming.
Nikolaev lands with a right hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dilli throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Nikolaev feinted with a counter takedown.
Nikolaev fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Dilli manages to avoid it.
Nikolaev avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Dilli feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Nikolaevs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!

Nikolaev decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Nikolaev is thwarting Dilli's attempts to control the position.
Nikolaev trying to control the action but Dilli is working from the bottom.
Nikolaev throwing shots but Dilli is blocking nicely.
Dilli moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Dilli keeping moving, preventing Nikolaev from controlling successfully.
Nikolaev with a flurry of punches that miss.
Nikolaev working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Dilli's head.
Nikolaev distracts Dilli with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.

Dilli has his foot on Nikolaev's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Nikolaev works his way back into a safe position though.
Dilli preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.

Dilli had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Nikolaev defends it easily.
Nikolaev is working Dilli over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dilli pulls Nikolaev in close to prevent any damage.
Dilli keeping moving, preventing Nikolaev from controlling successfully.
Nikolaev 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.
Nikolaev won't allow Dilli to sweep him here.
Nikolaev postures up and lands a big shot to Dilli's brow.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Nikolaev loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Dilli preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Dilli trying to control the position.
Dilli can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Nikolaev controls the pace.
Dilli controlling the position.
Nikolaev postures up in Dilli's guard and throws a big left but Dilli blocks it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Temel Dilli 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.


Dilli throws a body shot but no joy.
Dilli throws a combination that misses
letting Nikolaev counter with a right hand.
Dilli bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Nikolaev's head.
Nikolaev shoots in but no luck this time.
Nikolaev tries to move into range but Dilli moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Dilli connects with a high kick.
Dilli thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Nikolaev if he has to take too many more of those.
Nikolaev defending well as Dilli loads up on a big left hand.
Jab from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Nikolaev misses with a looping right.
Nikolaev throws a looping overhand right but Dilli ducks down to avoid it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Nikolaev looks for a takedown but Dilli sprawls well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dilli looks to score with a jab to the body but Nikolaev is just out of range.
The fighters circling - Nikolaev throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Dilli throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Dilli throws a lazy right hand but Nikolaev sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Dilli throws a jab but it's blocked by Nikolaev.
Nikolaev drops his hands momentarily and Dilli takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Dilli scores with a hook to the body. Nikolaev takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Nice straight punches there by Dilli. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Dilli.
Nikolaev slips a jab from Dilli.
Nikolaev throws a right and a left that both miss.
Dilli lands a head shot.
Dilli misses the shot to the body.
A little feinted left hand from Nikolaev on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Dilli fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Nikolaev looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Dilli scoring well with a low kick there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dilli misses with a body punch
and Nikolaev makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Dilli with a nice cross.
Nikolaev lands the left hand.
Dilli wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Nikolaev looks to score with a jab to the body but Dilli is just out of range.
Dilli throws a body punch but Nikolaev moves out of range.
Dilli scoring well with a low kick there.
Nikolaev throws a looping overhand right but Dilli ducks down to avoid it.
Dilli cracks the inside of Nikolaev's front leg.
Jab from Nikolaev.
Dilli has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Nikolaev with a hook.
Temel Dilli seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Dilli tests Nikolaev's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Nikolaev fails with the takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Volya Nikolaev. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dilli ducks under a wild hook from Nikolaev.
Dilli misses with an uppercut.
A shot to the body from Dilli misses
and Dilli takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Dilli misses the body punch

and Nikolaev moves into the clinch.
Dilli misses with a hook from the clinch.
Nikolaev fails to pull guard.
Nikolaev blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Dilli is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Nikolaev blocks an uppercut.
Nikolaev pushes Dilli back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
A short right from Dilli on the inside.
Dilli swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Nikolaev lands a shoulder strike.
Nikolaev swings wildly with an uppercut but Dilli uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev scores with a nice hook to the head.
Nikolaev drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Dilli gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Dilli is trying to force a seperation but Nikolaev has the dominant position.
Nikolaev wants to stall.
Nikolaev lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Dilli backwards.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Nikolaev has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Dilli is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Nikolaev stalling the fight.
Nikolaev tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Dilli smiles and moves away.
Temel Dilli is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Dilli throws a nice inside leg kick.
Dilli misses with a straight right.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Temel Dilli showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Good work by Nikolaev as he checks the leg kick.
Dilli throws a looping overhand right but Nikolaev ducks down to avoid it.
Dilli lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Nikolaev lands a slapping body shot.
Nikolaev is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
A telegraphed right hand from Dilli misses the target.
A big right from Dilli misses.
Nikolaev shoots in looking for a takedown but Dilli manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Nikolaev's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Nikolaev takes a kick to the side of the head.
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 Dilli.
Nikolaev will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Nikolaev misses with a jab, cross combination.
Nikolaev is trying hard to land a takedown here. Dilli sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dilli misses with a right hand

and Nikolaev counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Dilli!
Nikolaev tries to move to full mount but Dilli actually manages to regain half guard.
Dilli tries to roll over but Nikolaev keeps him under control.

Dilli actively working from the bottom here.
Nikolaev is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Nikolaev wants to pass to mount but Dilli is defending the position.
Dilli is trying to control but can't.
Dilli is controlling Nikolaev's position as best he can from this difficult position.
Temel Dilli is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

Dilli manages to create a bit of space in order to work his way back to his feet. Nikolaev keeps hold of his opponent and drives him back against the cage.
Nikolaev changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Dilli fights it off and pushes away nicely.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Volya Nikolaev. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Dilli throws out a leg kick but Nikolaev moves out of range and Dilli only half commits.
Nice shot lands for Dilli.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sloppy strikes from Dilli. Those never looked like landing.
A low kick from Dilli misses

and Nikolaev holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Nikolaev drops down looking for an ankle pick but Dilli pulls his leg out and moves away.
Nikolaev moves out of range of the body kick.
Nikolaev throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Dilli only half commits to the counter leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dilli slips a jab and a cross from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Dilli looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Dilli slaps away a takedown attempt from Nikolaev, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Dilli fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Dilli looks to score with a jab to the body but Nikolaev is just out of range.
Nikolaev misses with a jab to the body
and Dilli counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Dilli throws a big shot that misses.
Nikolaev feinted with a counter takedown.

Nikolaev closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Dilli trying to control from the bottom.
Dilli is looking to improve his position.

Dilli is defending against the submission attempts here by Nikolaev.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev is trying to control. Dilli wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Volya Nikolaev has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Dilli keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Nikolaev is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Dilli has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Nikolaev is working away from the top position though.
Dilli is looking to improve his position.
Nikolaev thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Dilli holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 28:29
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 27:30
Judge William Gold scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Temel Dilli!

A very excited looking Temel Dilli 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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FIGHT
RATING
57%

 

Event: T180     
Date:   Mar 12, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Michal Korek and Volya Nikolaev. Korek comes to the cage accompanied by Touch me - Samantha Fox. Nikolaev has chosen Fever as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

181 cm
31
161 lbs
15 - 4 - 0
170 cm
34
165 lbs
29 - 21 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Red Belt
World class MT
Good gas tank

Humanoid Nutrition (160Q for 160$)
Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)

Hellbent
Sully's Bar & Grill



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Michal Korek!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 21 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, Colin Fotheringham and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jab, jab by Nikolaev - just one landing.
Korek lands with a cross.
Nikolaev swings widly with a right hand
and Korek counters with a leg kick.

Korek gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Nikolaev has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Korek after a bit of a struggle.
Korek 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.

Nikolaev is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Korek can't fight it off and eventually Nikolaev manages to take the fight to the floor. Korek looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Nikolaev in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Nikolaev is working Korek over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Nikolaev trying to control but Korek is working from the bottom.
Nikolaev is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Korek is looking to stand up but Nikolaev isn't so interested in that idea.
Korek trying to keep a closed guard but Nikolaev is proving a slippery customer.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev landing some decent shots from guard.
Nikolaev working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Nikolaev trying to control but Korek is working from the bottom.
Nikolaev throws a strike but Korek rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.


Nikolaev is looking for a triangle but Korek pushes his legs off easily.
Nikolaev is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Nikolaev not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Korek wanted to stand there but Nikolaev had control of the position.

Korek avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

Nikolaev is looking for a triangle but Korek pushes his legs off easily.

Nikolaev looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Korek passes into side control.
Korek trying to control the action but Nikolaev is working from the bottom.
Nikolaev tries to improve position but can't.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Nikolaev tries to get to full guard but Korek has control of the leg.
Nikolaev trying to hold on to Korek's head to control him but Korek postures up.
Korek is looking to take a break and control but Nikolaev is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Nikolaev trying to hold on to Korek's head to control him but Korek postures up.
Korek works his way into full mount!
Nikolaev is squirming around, avoiding Korek's attempts to control the action.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Korek looking to control but Nikolaev is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Korek wants to take Nikolaev's back but he can't do it this time.
Nikolaev slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Nikolaev is trying to control but can't.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Nikolaev regains full guard. Nicely done.

Nikolaev escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Korek gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Nikolaev is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Korek misses with an uppercut. Nikolaev saw that one coming.
Korek pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Korek scores with a jab to the head.
Nice sprawl there from Korek as Nikolaev shoots in.
Korek catches Nikolaev with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Nikolaev throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Korek moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Korek throws a lazy uppercut

and Nikolaev counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Nikolaev drops an elbow to the side of Korek's head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Korek is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Nikolaev scores with a couple of nice shots.
Volya Nikolaev has got the better of the ground game so far.
Nikolaev throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Nikolaev throws a strike but Korek avoids it easily and moves to full guard.
Korek wants to sweep but no luck.
Nikolaev has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

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

Nikolaev is trying to get back to full guard.
Nikolaev is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Korek seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Nikolaev does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Korek passes to side control.
Nikolaev manages to work his way to half guard, despite Korek's best efforts.
Well, if Korek is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.
Nikolaev is trying to get back to full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev moves into full guard.
Nikolaev keeping moving, preventing Korek from controlling successfully.
Nikolaev is pulling down on Korek's head to control his posture.
Nikolaev working a defensive guard here.
Korek throwing strikes but missing.
Nikolaev keeping full guard, as Korek tries to pass.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev wants to control but Korek passes easily into half guard.
Korek trying to mount his opponent but Nikolaev defends it.

Nikolaev looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Nikolaev moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Nikolaev can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Korek controls the pace.
Korek wants to control from the top but Nikolaev keeps moving.

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.
Nikolaev trying to keep a closed guard but Korek is proving a slippery customer.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Good standup being displayed there by Korek as he connects with a hook.
Korek is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.

Korek rushes Nikolaev and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Korek misses with the head strike.
Nikolaev drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Korek gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Nikolaev can't get the takedown.
Michal Korek has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Volya Nikolaev.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Nikolaev blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Korek is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Nikolaev can do to turn this around?
Nikolaev misses with a short punch on the inside.
Nikolaev blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Nikolaev closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Korek tried to score with a low kick but Nikolaev checks it.
Korek ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Nikolaev moves away.
A nice side step and Nikolaev releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Nikolaev shoots in but no luck this time.
Korek throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Nikolaev's jab looks to have found its range, popping Korek under the eye.
Korek throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

Korek pushes Nikolaev up against the cage in a clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Korek has a couple of punches blocked by Nikolaev.
Nikolaev tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Korek just stands there and leans against the cage.
Nikolaev tries to pull guard but Korek won't allow it.
Michal Korek has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Volya Nikolaev.
Korek gets underhooks to prevent Nikolaev's takedown attempt.
Korek lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Nikolaev backwards.
Korek tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Korek lands a nice elbow.
Korek scores with a hook to the body.
Korek digs a right hand underneath Nikolaev's ribcage. Nikolaev let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Korek has a couple of punches blocked by Nikolaev.

Nikolaev has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Korek is trying to keep an underhook but Nikolaev manages to get the takedown into half guard.

Korek manages to escape and get back to his feet!
Korek loads up on a big right hand but Nikolaev slips the punch.
Nikolaev is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Nikolaev lands with a hook. Korek tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Korek dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Korek moves forwards but Nikolaev connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Nikolaev lands with a straight right. Korek didn't see that one coming.
Korek leaves Nikolaev with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Nikolaev throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev throws a lazy right hand but Korek sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Korek has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Korek there as he acknowledges the shot.
Michal Korek seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Korek rushes Nikolaev and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
A nice left hand lands by Korek.
Nikolaev wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Korek misses with some punches.
Nikolaev has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Korek seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Nikolaev can turn it around.
Nikolaev can't get the takedown.
Nikolaev tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Korek just stands there and leans against the cage.
Korek pushes Nikolaev back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Korek lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Nikolaev blocking some punches.
Korek fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Korek.
Nikolaev is working for takedown but Korek is calmly controlling the position for now.
Nikolaev changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Korek fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Korek throws a front kick aimed at Nikolaev's knee but Nikolaev avoids it well.
Nikolaev drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Korek defends it well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A big right from Korek misses.
Nikolaev throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Korek throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Michal Korek is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Korek stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Nikolaev thows a left - swing and a miss!
Michal Korek is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A big left from Nikolaev misses.
Horrible takedown attempt by Nikolaev or perhaps it was just good defense by Korek, which made it look bad.
Nikolaev moves away from the strike by Korek.
Nikolaev steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Korek. That one must have hurt.
Korek lands with a shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nice defenses there by Nikolaev.
Nikolaev takes one to the chin there.
Nikolaev defending well as Korek loads up on a big left hand.
Korek showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Nikolaev.
Volya Nikolaev has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Nikolaev misses with a double jab
and Korek counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Korek with a nice cross.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Nikolaev looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Korek is fending him off so far but Nikolaev persists. Nope, Korek circles away and we're back to standing.

Korek moves into the clinch.
Nikolaev blocks a body shot from Korek.

And that's the end of the fight!
Michal Korek showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Korek 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 Phil Schofield scores the fight 29:28
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 30:27
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Michal Korek!

Michal Korek 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: T177: McKane v Karter     
Date:   Feb 12, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Volya Nikolaev and Lukas Hanak. Nikolaev comes into the arena with Fever blaring out of the sound system. Hanak has chosen Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

170 cm
33
165 lbs
28 - 21 - 0
172 cm
32
164 lbs
19 - 10 - 1
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

Hellbent
Sully's Bar & Grill

Sully's Bar & Grill



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 21 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Lukas Hanak!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Percy O'Donnell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hanak throws a leg kick which misses Nikolaev's front leg but catches the back leg as Nikolaev tries to avoid it.
Hanak uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Nikolaev has time to react.
Hanak throws a series of strikes that have Nikolaev backpedaling.
Hanak misses with a low kick.
Hanak throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
A jab from Hanak does it's job there.
Hanak takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Hanak is looking to chop away at Nikolaev's legs.
Hanak tries to clinch up but Nikolaev circles away and keeps his distance.
Nikolaev half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Nikolaev shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Hanak defends it nicely.
Nikolaev tries to bum rush Hanak with a series of wild strikes but Hanak uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Hanak gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Nikolaev.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hanak misses with a hook.
Hanak lands with a thumping leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hanak attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Hanak ducks under a wild hook from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev shoots in for a takedown but Hanak shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Hanak stuffs the takedown.
Hanak now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Volya Nikolaev. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Hanak works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Nikolaev throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Nikolaev swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hanak uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Nikolaev.
Nikolaev throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Hanak counters with a slapping leg kick.
Hanak lands with a nice body punch.
Hanak tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Hanak misses with a two punch combination.
Nikolaev throws a big counter combination but Hanak scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Hanak throws a nice looking combination but Nikolaev bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hanak connects with a good right hand that stumbles Nikolaev. Nikolaev circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Hanak jabs Nikolaev right on the nose. Nikolaev blinks but takes 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!
Hanak misses with a right hand

and Nikolaev counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Nikolaev lands a nice short elbow.
Nikolaev is trying to control the action in half guard but Hanak is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Nikolaev sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Hanak defending well though.

Nikolaev is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Hanak pushes Nikolaev off looking to stand but Nikolaev dives back in and keeps control.
Hanak blocking the ground and pound attempt from Nikolaev.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Nikolaev 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.
Nikolaev thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Hanak's head.
Hanak won't allow Nikolaev to pass to mount.
Hanak taking some punishment here, with Nikolaev in his half guard.
Nikolaev prevents Hanak from standing back up.
Nikolaev is looking to advance position but Hanak won't allow it.
Nikolaev is keen to just control but Hanak is a slippery customer.
Nikolaev sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Hanak defending well though.
Nikolaev is controlling the pace.
Nikolaev throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Hanak is defending against the submission attempts here by Nikolaev.
Hanak wants to get back to his feet.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Hanak misses with an uppercut. Nikolaev saw that one coming.
Nikolaev takes a swing at Hanak's ribcage but misses.
Hanak thinks about the counter body kick.
Hanak looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Hanak throws a leg kick but Nikolaev sees it coming and moves out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hanak throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Hanak throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Nikolaev fails to land the takedown.
Nikolaev throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Hanak sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Hanak throws a right hand that misses
and Nikolaev counters with a straight right hand.
Hanak loads up on a big right hand but Nikolaev slips the punch.
Hanak lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Hanak has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Hanak fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Nikolaev is out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nikolaev connects with the punch.
Nikolaev steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hanak.
Hanak throws a series of punches but Nikolaev avoids them all with ease.
Hanak takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Nikolaev ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev misses with a shot to the body
and Hanak counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Nikolaev closes this distance looking for a takedown but Hanak circles away.
Hanak moves away from the strike by Nikolaev.
Nikolaev misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Volya Nikolaev. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Hanak connects with a leg kick. Nikolaev looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Hanak misses with a kick to the body

and Nikolaev counters with a takedown into side control.
Hanak avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Nikolaev.
Hanak is trying to escape and get back to his feet.
Nikolaev working the strikes but Hanak uses the opportunity to regain half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev stalling away here and it's allowed Hanak to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Hanak avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Nikolaev is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Nikolaev won't allow Hanak to get back to his feet.
Hanak is using up a lot of energy trying to get back to his feet. Perhaps he should improve his position first.
Nikolaev tries to free his leg and advance position but Hanak is retaining full guard.
Nikolaev throwing strikes from guard but Hanak blocks nicely.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev looking to pass the guard.
Nikolaev loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Hanak takes one to the side of the head.
Hanak throws a leg kick that is checked

and Nikolaev counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Nikolaev.
Nikolaev tries to free his leg and advance position but Hanak is retaining full guard.
Nikolaev chips away with some ground and pound.
Hanak utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Nikolaev throwing strikes from guard but Hanak blocks nicely.
Nikolaev throws a big right hand that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Nikolaev throwing strikes from guard but Hanak blocks nicely.
Nikolaev pushes down on Hanak's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Hanak is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Nikolaev scores with a couple of nice shots.
Nikolaev thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Nikolaev trying to control from half guard but Hanak is working away.
Nikolaev takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hanak throws a lazy body kick
and Nikolaev counters with a lovely straight right hand!

Nikolaev scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Nikolaev drops an elbow to the side of Hanak's head.
Hanak wants to get back to his feet.
Nikolaev looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Nikolaev sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Hanak defending well though.
Hanak blocking the ground and pound attempt from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev wants to control but Hanak is keeping him busy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nikolaev controlling the action here.
Nikolaev is looking to take a break and control but Hanak is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Nikolaev throws a strike there. Hanak manages to avoid it well and slips a leg under to get to half guard.
Nikolaev throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Nikolaev throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.

Nikolaev is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Hanak sees it coming and defends easily.
Hanak taking some punishment here, with Nikolaev in his half guard.
Nikolaev looks to land a strike but Hanak avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Our spies down at at FORBIDDEN VIOLENCE inform us that Hanak has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev trying to control the position from guard on top but Hanak is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Hanak utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Hanak working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Nikolaev.
Hanak working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Hanak utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Nikolaev throws a big right hand that misses.
Nikolaev distracts Hanak with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev trying to control the position from guard on top but Hanak is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Nikolaev throws an elbow that misses. Hanak uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Nikolaev's guard. Nice move by Hanak!

Hanak with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:46 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Volya Nikolaev!
Our winner, Volya Nikolaev, 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: T175 Highjack vs Farrelly     
Date:   Jan 22, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Ozzy McKane and Volya Nikolaev. McKane comes to the cage accompanied by SAIL - AWOLNATION. Nikolaev is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Fever . Ozzy McKane has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

170 cm
30
160 lbs
29 - 9 - 0
170 cm
33
165 lbs
28 - 20 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Conviction
Hellbent

Hellbent
Sully's Bar & Grill



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the vacant lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 29 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ozzy McKane!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 28 wins, 20 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Jack Bonds and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nikolaev throws an off balance right hand
and McKane counters with a nice kick to the body.
McKane throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Nikolaev now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Nikolaev staying out of range there.
McKane throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Nikolaev swings and misses with a hook to the body.
McKane swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
McKane looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Nikolaev swings for the body but McKane moves out of range.
McKane throws a big shot that misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from McKane. Nikolaev does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nikolaev throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
McKane connects with a solid leg kick.
McKane misses with a low kick.
Nikolaev blocks a jab.
McKane throws a predictable looking body shot
and Nikolaev counters with a nice uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McKane throws a right and a left that both miss.
Nikolaev throws a big shot that misses.
Nikolaev swings for the body but McKane moves out of range.
McKane misses the jab.
Nikolaev throws a right hand that misses
letting McKane counter with a right hand.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
McKane slips under a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Nikolaev scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Nikolaev on the wrong end of a nice hook.
McKane ducks under a wild hook from Nikolaev.
A big right from Nikolaev misses.
McKane is looking to counter punch.
McKane takes a jab right on the kisser.
Nikolaev misses with a looping right.
McKane throwing a counter right hand but Nikolaev manages to avoid it.
A big left from Nikolaev misses.
McKane is looking to counter punch.
Volya Nikolaev seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nikolaev shoots in for a takedown but McKane shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
An attempted straight right counter from McKane misses the target.
McKane avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
McKane throws a body kick that misses.
McKane scores with a jab.
Nikolaev shoots in looking for a takedown but McKane manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Nikolaev's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Nikolaev ducks down and throws a hook to the body but McKane moves away.
A decent looking cross lands there for McKane.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
McKane misses with a hook. Nikolaev ducked under it nicely.
McKane just misses with a punch to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Ozzy McKane has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Volya Nikolaev.
Nikolaev throws out a loose jab but McKane uses good head movement to avoid it.
A decent looking cross lands there for Nikolaev.
McKane wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
McKane swats away the attempt to clinch by Nikolaev.
McKane takes one to the side of the head.
Nikolaev throws the left hand but McKane avoids the punch easily.
McKane keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nikolaev misses with a hook. McKane ducked under it nicely.
Nikolaev scores with a jab.
McKane connects with a jab.
Nikolaev fails to land with a series of punches.
Nikolaev displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as McKane throws out the jab.
McKane cracks Nikolaev with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Nikolaev swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev scores with a hook to the body. McKane takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Nikolaev doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Nice uppercut lands for Nikolaev. That snapped McKane's head back.
Nikolaev loads up on a big right hand but McKane slips the punch.
McKane throwing a counter right hand but Nikolaev manages to avoid it.
Nikolaev throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
An attempted straight right counter from McKane misses the target.
Nice defenses there by McKane.
McKane appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
McKane misses with a low kick.
McKane thuds a left hand into Nikolaev's body.
McKane misses the body punch
and Nikolaev cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Nikolaev lands a nice shot to the body.
A jab from Nikolaev misses.
Nikolaev misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from McKane.
McKane throws a body punch but Nikolaev moves out of range.
Nikolaev walks into a jab.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Nikolaev works McKane's body with a nice hook.
McKane throws a sloppy body shot
and Nikolaev counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
An inside leg kick from McKane misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
McKane looks for the body kick but Nikolaev saw that one coming.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Nikolaev, as that shot connected.
Nikolaev dodges the punch combination from McKane.
McKane moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
McKane throws a right hand that misses
and Nikolaev counters with a straight right hand.
McKane moves out of range as Nikolaev strikes.
Nikolaev looks to score with a jab to the body but McKane is just out of range.
Nikolaev dives in and grabs McKane's left leg, looking for a takedown. McKane pushes down on Nikolaev's head and hops out.
McKane thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Nikolaev if he has to take too many more of those.
Nikolaev gets cracked with a nice right hand there by McKane.
Nikolaev throws a shot from downtown. McKane moves away and avoids it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A decent looking cross lands there for Nikolaev.
A looping hook to the body misses from Nikolaev. McKane does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nikolaev moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
A jab from Nikolaev misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


McKane getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Nikolaev misses with a body shot.
McKane swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Nikolaev throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck McKane on the side of the head.
Nikolaev misses the jab.
McKane is looking to counter punch.
McKane misses with a hook.
Nikolaev drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
McKane takes one to the chin there.
Nikolaev lands with a straight right. McKane didn't see that one coming.
No joy there for Nikolaev, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
McKane swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
A swing and a miss from McKane.
It seemed like Nikolaev was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
McKane tries to move into range but Nikolaev moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
McKane takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Nikolaev steps to the side to avoid the strikes from McKane.
McKane uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Nikolaev.

McKane lands a left and a right that send Nikolaev crashing to the mat, dazed. McKane thinks about following him to the mat but decides to wave him back up to his feet!

Nikolaev is rocked!
McKane steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev is still on wobbly legs! Can McKane finish him?
McKane darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
McKane ducks down and throws a hook to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev misses with a looping right.
Nikolaev drops his hands momentarily. McKane doesn't need a second invitation, landing a shot to the temple. Nikolaev staggers and falls to the mat and the ref dives in to save him from any more punishment. Nikolaev doesn't seem happy with the stoppage but he was done.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:09 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Ozzy McKane!
Ozzy McKane is the new lightweight champion!
Ozzy McKane was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
Volya Nikolaev spoke after the fight, saying 'Next time...'.
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Event: T173 Holiday Special     
Date:   Dec 25, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Daniel Brown and Volya Nikolaev. Nikolaev has chosen Fever as his entrance music. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
34
165 lbs
22 - 14 - 0
170 cm
33
165 lbs
27 - 20 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Sully's Bar & Grill



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Daniel Brown!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 20 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, Phil Schofield and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Brown tries to sprawl but Nikolaev drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Brown won't allow Nikolaev to pass to mount.
Nikolaev winds up and cracks Brown with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Nikolaev throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Brown to regain full guard.

Brown looking for subs off his back but Nikolaev has passed one foot through into half guard.
Nikolaev is looking for the mount but instead finds himself back in full guard.
Nikolaev stays in close to Brown's body and controls the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Brown has Nikolaev pulled in close to control his posture.
Nikolaev missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Nikolaev has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev wants to pass the guard but Brown is keeping the position.
Brown keeping moving, preventing Nikolaev from controlling successfully.

Brown working for submissions but it's allowed Nikolaev to get to half guard.
Nikolaev lands with a punch from half guard.
Brown is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Nikolaev scores with a couple of nice shots.
Nikolaev thows a huge punch but Brown dodges it nicely.
Nikolaev wants to lay and pray for a moment but Brown keeps working.
Nikolaev scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Nikolaev seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Brown does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev is stalling here. Brown is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Nikolaev seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Brown has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work.
Brown avoids the strikes from the bottom by Nikolaev.
Brown scoring with punches from side control.
Brown scores with punches from side control.
Nikolaev wants to control but Brown postures up.
Brown trying to control the action but Nikolaev is working from the bottom.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Nikolaev gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Brown is looking to take a break and control but Nikolaev is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Brown with the ground and pound but Nikolaev uses the opportunity to regain guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Brown throws a big right hand that misses.

Nikolaev is looking to cinch up a triangle. Brown throws the leg off to one side though and gets in tight to Nikolaev's body to avoid the submission. Nikolaev has instead reached around Brown's neck and now has a guillotine! Oh, this is biiiig trouble! Nikolaev arches his back and squeezes and forces the tap from his hapless opponent.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:26 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Volya Nikolaev!
Daniel Brown spoke after the fight, saying 'XxX'.
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Event: T167 ITFL Round 2     
Date:   Nov 04, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Lukas Hanak and Volya Nikolaev. Hanak comes into the arena with Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal blaring out of the sound system. Nikolaev has chosen Fever as his entrance music. Lukas Hanak has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

172 cm
31
164 lbs
17 - 9 - 1
170 cm
32
165 lbs
26 - 20 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Sully's Bar & Grill
KAISER

Sully's Bar & Grill



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Lukas Hanak!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 20 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, Donald Grub and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A big left from Hanak misses.
Nikolaev misses the jab.
Hanak lands a jab to the nose.
The fighters circle momentarily. Nikolaev darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Hanak.

Nikolaev shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Hanak napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Nikolaev trying to control the position but Hanak is working away.
Hanak is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at THC playhouse, so we'll see if he gets out of it.
Nikolaev throwing ground and pound but whilst doing so, he forgets to control position and Hanak works his way back to half guard. Good composure under pressure.
Nikolaev is nestled in close to Hanak, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Nikolaev throwing shots but Hanak is blocking nicely.
Hanak moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nikolaev wants to control from the top but Hanak keeps moving.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hanak is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Nikolaev distracts Hanak with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Hanak keeping moving, preventing Nikolaev from controlling successfully.
Nikolaev is working Hanak over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Nikolaev is looking to work some ground and pound but Hanak has wrist control.
Nikolaev stopping the sweep attempt from Hanak.
Hanak can't keep his opponent in guard - Nikolaev advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Nikolaev seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
Nikolaev seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice strikes from Nikolaev there.

Nikolaev 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.
Hanak trying to control from the bottom.
Nikolaev thows a huge punch but Hanak dodges it nicely.
Nikolaev thows a huge punch but Hanak dodges it nicely.
Hanak is trying to maintain the position but Nikolaev is very close to passing his half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hanak tries to roll over but Nikolaev keeps him under control.
Nikolaev not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Nikolaev working Hanak over with strikes.
Hanak is trying to control but can't.
Nikolaev working over Hanak with some ground and pound. Hanak looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Nikolaev is keen to just control but Hanak is a slippery customer.
Nikolaev not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

Nikolaev is trying for a kimura here. Hanak looks like he's in a lot of pain... and he's tapping out! Nikolaev wins by kimura!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Volya Nikolaev!
A victorious Volya Nikolaev 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: T165     
Date:   Oct 21, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Timothy Robinson and Volya Nikolaev. Nikolaev has chosen Fever as his entrance music. Timothy Robinson could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Volya Nikolaev's chin.

173 cm
28
169 lbs
20 - 13 - 2
170 cm
32
165 lbs
25 - 20 - 0
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Sully's Bar & Grill
Hellbent

Sully's Bar & Grill



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 13 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of London, Timothy Robinson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 20 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Volya Nikolaev!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, Richard Clark and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Robinson looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Robinson fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Nikolaev has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Nikolaev stuns Robinson with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
A slow jab from Nikolaev misses its intended target.
Robinson walks into a left hand.
Nikolaev misses with a low kick.
Nikolaev fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Nikolaev uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Robinson looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Nice uppercut there from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev scores with a decent looking hook.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Robinson throws a sloppy head kick and Nikolaev moves out of range easily.
Nikolaev feints a jab promting Robinson to slip. Nikolaev then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Robinson slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Nikolaev cracks Robinson with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Robinson connects with a body shot.
Robinson misses with a leg kick
and Nikolaev counters with a one-two to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Robinson looks to score with a jab to the body but Nikolaev is just out of range.
A left lands for Nikolaev.

Robinson is rocked!
Robinson misses with a wild body shot.
Nikolaev swinging wildly here.
Robinson throws a leg kick which misses Nikolaev's front leg but catches the back leg as Nikolaev tries to avoid it.
Nikolaev just misses with a punch to the body.
Nikolaev checks a leg kick.
The fighters circling - Nikolaev throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Robinson gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Nikolaev takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Nikolaev throws a series of punches but Robinson avoids them all with ease.
Nikolaev throws out a loose jab but Robinson uses good head movement to avoid it.
Nikolaev scores with a jab to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Robinson backs up against the cage.
Nikolaev 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.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A swing and a miss from Nikolaev.
Robinson lands a slapping body shot.
Nikolaev misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Robinson.
Robinson throws a quick counter kick to the body but Nikolaev avoids it.
Robinson looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Robinson staying out of range there.
Robinson with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Nikolaev blocks a head kick by Robinson.
Nikolaev swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Robinson.
Robinson keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Nikolaev.
Volya Nikolaev seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Robinson chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Nikolaev misses with an uppercut.
Robinson takes a swing at Nikolaev's ribcage but misses.
Robinson keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Nikolaev misses with a straight left.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev misses with a right hand
and Robinson counters with a nice leg kick.
Nikolaev waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Robinson.
Robinson lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Nikolaev misses with a wild body shot.
Nikolaev throws a hook to the side of Robinson's head but Robinson sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Robinson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A bone on bone clash there as Nikolaev blocks the leg kick.
Nikolaev blocks a leg kick.
Robinson is looking to wear down Nikolaev with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Robinson fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Nikolaev checks it well.
Robinson tries to land a front kick but Nikolaev steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Robinson slips a jab from Nikolaev.
Robinson ducks under a wild hook from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev cracks a nice hook into Robinson's ribs.
Robinson throws a quick inside leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev misses with a straight left.
Good shot there by Nikolaev.
Nikolaev lands a nice hook to Robinson's body. Robinson takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A leg kick checked by Nikolaev.
Robinson on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Robinson walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Robinson throws a head kick but Nikolaev moves out of range.
Nikolaev throws out a counter right but Robinson avoids it with no problem.
Robinson misses with a low kick as Nikolaev jumps back.
Robinson slips a straight right by Nikolaev.
Nikolaev with a jab.
Nikolaev waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Robinson.
As Nikolaev backs away, Robinson returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Nikolaev cracks Robinson with a good jab.
Robinson slips under a jab.
Nikolaev blocks a leg kick.
Nikolaev throws a looping overhand right but Robinson ducks down to avoid it.
Robinson fires out a quick counter leg kick but Nikolaev just manages to avoid it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Volya Nikolaev 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.


Nikolaev throws a jab when Robinson was well out of range.
Nikolaev throws a big shot that misses.
Robinson attempts a counter takedown but Nikolaev avoids it well and moves away.
Robinson slips a jab and a cross from Nikolaev.
As Nikolaev backs away, Robinson returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Nikolaev checks the leg kick nicely there.
It seemed like Nikolaev was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Robinson throws a jab but it's blocked by Nikolaev.
Robinson bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Robinson's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Nikolaev connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Robinson scrambles back to his feet.
A jab from Nikolaev misses.
Nikolaev fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Robinson is looking to counter with a body kick.
Robinson bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Robinson tries to work over Nikolaev's front leg with a kick but Nikolaev checks it.
Robinson uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Nikolaev.
Robinson on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Volya Nikolaev seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Nikolaev swings for the body but Robinson moves out of range.
Nikolaev loads up on a big right hand but Robinson slips the punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Robinson lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
A jab from Nikolaev does it's job there.
Nikolaev showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Robinson.
Robinson misses with a low kick.
Nikolaev has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A combination from Nikolaev does no damage.
Robinson lands a high kick!
Robinson throws a low kick but Nikolaev avoids it.
Nikolaev uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Robinson has time to react.
Nikolaev fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Nikolaev paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Nikolaev connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Robinson's hands.
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!
Robinson misses with a head kick.
A swing and a miss from Nikolaev.
Robinson throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Robinson misses with a low kick as Nikolaev jumps back.
Robinson doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
A bone on bone clash there as Nikolaev blocks the leg kick.
Nikolaev throws a poor cross that misses
and Robinson counters with a two punch combo.
Nikolaev's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Nikolaev blocks a head kick by Robinson.
Robinson ducks right into an uppercut from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev blocks a head kick by Robinson.
Nikolaev cracks Robinson with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Robinson bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Robinson walks into a stiff left hand from Nikolaev.
Robinson lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Nikolaev throws a hook to the side of Robinson's head but Robinson sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Nikolaev takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Nikolaev checks a leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Robinson might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Nikolaev is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Robinson.
As Nikolaev backs away, Robinson returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Some wild striking there from Robinson.
Robinson ducks under a wild hook from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Robinson on the side of the head.
A cross from Nikolaev lands.
Nikolaev lands a head shot.
That kick from Robinson tenderised Nikolaev's leg. Nikolaev is trying to keep his angry face on.
Robinson looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
A telegraphed right hand from Nikolaev misses the target.
Nikolaev scores with a jab.
Robinson throws a leg kick but Nikolaev checks it.
Nikolaev scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nikolaev lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Robinson takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Robinson has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Robinson there as he acknowledges the shot.
Robinson has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Nikolaev finds it's way round the side to connect with Robinson's head.
Nikolaev uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Robinson has time to react.
Nikolaev looks to land a combination but Robinson avoids it well.
Robinson takes a shot right to the bread basket.
A looping hook to the body misses from Robinson. Nikolaev does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nikolaev lands a jab.
Robinson slips under a jab.
A punch lands to the side of Robinson 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Robinson lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Nikolaev takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Nikolaev lands with a hook. Robinson tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Nikolaev 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 round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Volya Nikolaev showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Nikolaev misses with a wild combination.
Robinson avoids the body shot from Nikolaev.
Nikolaev takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Nikolaev throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Robinson counters with an inside leg kick.
Donk. Nikolaev catches Robinson right on the button with a cross.
Nikolaev is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Robinson.
Nikolaev throws a lazy right hand but Robinson sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
An inside leg kick from Robinson misses.
Robinson tries to score with a low kick but Nikolaev moves his leg out of the way.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Robinson gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Nikolaev.
Robinson fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Nikolaev.
Robinson lands a nice shot to the body.
Nikolaev takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nikolaev throws out a powerful jab.
Nikolaev uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Robinson.
Nikolaev loads up on a big right hand but Robinson slips the punch.
Nikolaev takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Robinson walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
A low kick from Robinson misses
and Nikolaev counters with a stiff right hand.
Robinson throws a chopping leg kick but Nikolaev manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Nikolaev blocks a leg kick.
The fighters circling - Nikolaev throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Robinson throws a leg kick
and Nikolaev counters with a slapping leg kick.
Robinson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Nikolaev.
Robinson looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Robinson throws a head kick but Nikolaev moves out of range.
Nikolaev connects with a body shot.
Robinson misses with a low kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev checks a leg kick nicely.
Nikolaev goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Robinson chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Robinson swings for the body but Nikolaev moves out of range.
Robinson takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Robinson tries a head kick but it misses.
Robinson throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Nikolaev lands a right hook to the body.
Nikolaev pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Nikolaev lands with a nice body punch.
Robinson swings for the body but Nikolaev moves out of range.
Nikolaev looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Nikolaev digs a good body shot into Robinson's ribs.
Robinson throws a leg kick
and Nikolaev counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Robinson thinking.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nikolaev throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Robinson is looking to counter with a body kick.
Nice straight punches there by Nikolaev. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Nikolaev.
A bone on bone clash there as Nikolaev blocks the leg kick.
Robinson connects with a solid leg kick.
Robi