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Event: Syn 545 - Oubliette     
Date:   Sep 23, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Kalervo Kaunismieli (ranked 9 p4p, 1 weight class) and Chris Coath (ranked 29 p4p, 5 weight class). Coath has chosen For Heavy Metal we will die! 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.

183 cm
36
192 lbs
33 - 11 - 1
175 cm
34
189 lbs
27 - 9 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

KAISER Nutrition - Q160
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KAISER Nutrition - Q160



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Chris Coath!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Phil Schofield and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Coath walks into a jab.
Coath throws a shot from downtown. Kaunismieli moves away and avoids it.
Kaunismieli lands with a thumping leg kick.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch up.

Coath tries to keep at a distance but Kaunismieli has taken the fight into the clinch.
Kaunismieli struggles to land a body shot inside as Coath controls his hands.
Kaunismieli misses with the head strike.
Kaunismieli lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Coath fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Coath misses with a punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook from the clinch.
Coath misses with a short punch on the inside.
A short uppercut from Kaunismieli.
A shot in the inside from Kaunismieli.
Coath lands a body shot.
Coath misses with a hook to the ribs.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A head punch on the inside from Coath fails to land.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with an uppercut but Coath uses good head movement to avoid it.
Coath lands a right hand that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Coath throws a punch but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Coath misses with the head strike.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli prevents a body shot from Coath.
Kaunismieli stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Coath has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Kaunismieli seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Coath can turn it around.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch to the body.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch on the inside.
A hook to the body from Coath.
Kaunismieli misses with a body punch.
Kaunismieli can't find room to land a body shot as Coath controls the action.
Coath blocks an uppercut.
Coath misses with the head strike.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch to the body.
Coath has a couple of punches blocked by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Coath misses with a punch to the body.
Coath lands a left hand that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Kaunismieli tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Coath's elbow.
Kaunismieli lands a body punch.
Kaunismieli misses with some punches.
Coath lands a body punch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Coath.
Coath lands a shoulder strike.
Kaunismieli blocking some punches.
I was talking to Kaunismieli's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Coath as Kaunismieli tries to tie him up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Kaunismieli lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kaunismieli tries to work over Coath's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Coath throws a head punch that misses.
Coath misses with the head strike.
Coath misses with the head strike.
Kaunismieli blocks an uppercut.
Coath throws a head punch that misses.
Kaunismieli has a couple of punches blocked by Coath.
Coath throws a punch but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
A short right from Kaunismieli on the inside.
Coath misses with a hook from the clinch.
Coath gets through Kaunismieli's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Coath lands a left hand that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Coath tries to work over Kaunismieli's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kaunismieli blocking some punches.
Kaunismieli blocking some punches.
Kaunismieli misses with a body punch.
Coath throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Kaunismielis head.
Kaunismieli lands with a short punch from the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coath lands a body shot in the clinch.
Kaunismieli lands a right hand.
Good body shot from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli misses with a body punch.
Coath lands a hook that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Kaunismieli working aggressively here.
Coath goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Coath throws a punch but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Coath tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Coath.
Coath blocking some punches.
Kaunismieli has a couple of punches blocked by Coath.
Kaunismieli pushes Coath back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Kaunismieli lands with a short shot to the head.
Kaunismieli fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Coath struggles to land a body shot inside as Kaunismieli controls his hands.
Kaunismieli lands a body shot.
Coath lands a left hand that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Coath gets through Kaunismieli's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Coath goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kaunismieli struggles to land a body shot inside as Coath controls his hands.
Coath has a couple of punches blocked by Kaunismieli.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli misses with some punches.
Coath can't find room to land a body shot as Kaunismieli controls the action.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Kaunismieli trying to stall but Coath improves his position.
Kaunismieli working aggressively here.
Kaunismieli blocks an uppercut.
Kaunismieli tries to work over Coath's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Coath tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Coath working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Coath avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage.
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Coath avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage.
Coath tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A short body shot lands from Coath as the two fighters clinch.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch to the body.
Kaunismieli wants to stall.
Kaunismieli takes a shot to the head.
A hook to the body from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands a body shot.
Kaunismieli cracks Coath with a nice body shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kaunismieli blocks a body shot from Coath.
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 Kalervo Kaunismieli will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Coath moves away from the strike by Kaunismieli.
Coath lands a really nice looking cross but Kaunismieli seems unphased.
Coath dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Kaunismieli. That did some damage!
A big right from Coath misses.
Coath misses with an uppercut. Kaunismieli saw that one coming.
Coath swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kaunismieli throwing a counter right hand but Coath manages to avoid it.
A big right from Kaunismieli misses.
Kaunismieli loads up on a big right hand but Coath slips the punch.
Kaunismieli shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Coath circles away from the clinch attempt.
Coath looks to throw the jab but Kaunismieli is out of range.
Kaunismieli moves out of range of the strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A clash of legs there as Kaunismieli blocks the low kick.
Kaunismieli staying out of range there.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook. Coath ducked under it nicely.
Kaunismieli tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Coath was well out of range. Poor timing from Kaunismieli.
Coath avoids the body shot from Kaunismieli.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coath works the jab nicely.
Kaunismieli takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Jab from Kaunismieli.
Coath takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Coath darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Kaunismieli drops his hands momentarily and Coath takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Coath missing with a left hand there. Kaunismieli was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kaunismieli uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Coath has time to react.
Kaunismieli moves out of range as Coath strikes.
Kaunismieli fires out a quick counter leg kick but Coath just manages to avoid it.
A slapping leg kick lands for Coath.
Kaunismieli tries to land a leg kick but Coath saw it coming and moves away.
Kaunismieli looks to score with a jab to the body but Coath is just out of range.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Coath misses the shot to the body.
Coath throws a leg kick but Kaunismieli moved away.
Coath misses with a hook.
Kaunismieli is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Chris Coath seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kaunismieli buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Coath missing with a left hand there. Kaunismieli was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli avoids the body shot from Coath.
A nice leg kick lands there from Coath.
Coath throws a lazy right hand but Kaunismieli sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

Kaunismieli moves into the clinch successfully.
Coath blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with an uppercut but Coath uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kaunismieli lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Coath backwards.
Coath tries to throw a body punch but Kaunismieli avoids it by throwing Coath back against the cage.
Coath has a couple of punches blocked by Kaunismieli.
Coath lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Kaunismieli tries to work over Coath's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A head punch on the inside from Coath fails to land.
Coath tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kaunismieli lands with a left to the head.
Coath lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Coath misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kaunismieli digs a right hand underneath Coath's ribcage. Coath let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Coath lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Coath's elbow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A left hand lands to the body for Coath.
Good body shot from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands an uppercut.
Coath blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Still in the clinch, Coath scores with a nice short uppercut.

Kaunismieli breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Kaunismieli smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Kaunismieli's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Coath connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Kaunismieli scrambles back to his feet.
Kaunismieli misses with a left hand
and Coath counters with an inside leg kick.
Coath throws a leg kick that misses.
Coath scores with a shot to the body.

Coath pushes Kaunismieli up against the cage in a clinch.
Coath misses with a shot to the kidneys.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch on the inside.
Coath lands a body shot.
Kaunismieli misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli scores with a shoulder strike.
Coath tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Kaunismieli smiles and moves away.
Nice shot lands for Coath.
Coath misses with a hook to the body
and Kaunismieli cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Kaunismieli will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Coath ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.
Chris Coath seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Coath attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Coath swings widly with a right hand
and Kaunismieli counters with a stiff right hand.
Kaunismieli misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Coath.
Coath misses with a looping right.
Coath takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Kaunismieli bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Coath's head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kaunismieli connects with a right hand. Coath shakes it off.
Decent striking displayed by Coath there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Chris Coath will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Coath wants to clinch up but Kaunismieli keeps it at a distance.
Coath throws a nice inside leg kick.
Kaunismieli lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Kaunismieli takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Kaunismieli doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Kaunismieli lands with an uppercut that bounces Coath off the cage and back into range.
Kaunismieli throws a left and a right that both miss
and Coath counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Coath jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Coath throws a nice outside leg kick.
Kaunismieli moves out of range as Coath strikes.
Kaunismieli uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Coath.
Kaunismieli tries to counter by clinching up but Coath breaks away and moves out of range.
Kaunismieli blocks a jab.
An attempted straight right counter from Kaunismieli misses the target.
Kaunismieli is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Coath throws a shot from downtown. Kaunismieli moves away and avoids it.
Kaunismieli looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kaunismieli throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Coath sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kaunismieli bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Coath scoring well with a low kick there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coath connects with a body shot that sends Kaunismieli's belly button to the back.
Kaunismieli uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Coath.
Kaunismieli misses with a wild body shot.
Coath throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kaunismieli sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Coath.
Coath misses with a wild body shot.
Coath dips to his left and cracks Kaunismieli with an uppercut!

Kaunismieli closes the distance and pushes Coath back into the cage.
Coath swings wildly with an uppercut but Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid it.
A short body shot lands from Kaunismieli as the two fighters clinch.
Kaunismieli gets through Coath's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli lands with a light punch inside.
Coath has a couple of punches blocked by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Kaunismieli lands a right hand that snaps the head of Coath backwards.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Coath fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kalervo Kaunismieli has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Coath can't find room to land a body shot as Kaunismieli controls the action.
Kaunismieli lands a nice uppercut.
Kaunismieli misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Coath misses with the head strike.
Kaunismieli working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Kaunismieli makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Coath takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Kaunismieli blocks an uppercut.
Kaunismieli blocks a body shot from Coath.
Kaunismieli scores with a shot to the side of Coath's head.
Kaunismieli blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Coath throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Kaunismielis head.
A short right from Kaunismieli on the inside.

Coath is rocked!
Kaunismieli softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Coath is still on wobbly legs! Can Kaunismieli finish him?
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Coath creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Kaunismieli is trying to stall.
Kaunismieli misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Coath swings wildly with an uppercut but Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid it.
Coath seems to have recovered his senses.
Coath misses with a punch to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Kaunismieli struggles to land a body shot inside as Coath controls his hands.
Coath struggles to land a body shot inside as Kaunismieli controls his hands.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Kaunismieli takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Kaunismieli is working Coath over against the cage.
Kaunismieli lands a body punch.
Kaunismieli scores with a hook to the body.
Kaunismieli doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Coath's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Coath letting Kaunismieli take a breather here.
Kaunismieli blocks a body shot from Coath.
Coath prevents a body shot from Kaunismieli.
Coath tries to throw a body punch but Kaunismieli avoids it by throwing Coath back against the cage.
Kaunismieli is leaning against Coath and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook to the ribs.
Coath blocks a body shot from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli gets through Coath's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A short right from Coath on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kaunismieli tries to work over Coath's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kaunismieli scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Kaunismieli can't find room to land a body shot as Coath controls the action.
Kaunismieli struggles to land a body shot inside as Coath controls his hands.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook to the ribs.
A nice right hand lands inside from Coath.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kaunismieli prevents a body shot from Coath.
Kaunismieli misses with a short punch on the inside.
Coath jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Kaunismieli walks away with a smile on his face. Coath gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Coath misses with a hook
and Kaunismieli counters with a stiff right hand.
Kaunismieli misses with a two punch combination.
Coath throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Coath throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Kaunismieli stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Coath is looking to clinch.
Coath looks to throw the jab but Kaunismieli is out of range.
Coath misses with a hook.
Coath throws an overhand right that lands on Kaunismieli's shoulder, as Kaunismieli tries to avoid the shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Kalervo Kaunismieli did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Kaunismieli tries to close the distance and clinch but Coath swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Kaunismieli connects with a body shot.
Coath throws a jab when Kaunismieli was well out of range.
Coath walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Kaunismieli looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Coath tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
It looked like Kaunismieli was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
A slapping leg kick lands for Kaunismieli.
Coath dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Coath staying out of range there.
Kaunismieli keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Coath.
Kaunismieli misses with a few strikes there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coath takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Coath lands the left hand.
Coath throws a leg kick but Kaunismieli sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Kaunismieli swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Coath misses with a straight right.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli dips to his left and cracks Coath with an uppercut!
Coath defending well as Kaunismieli loads up on a big left hand.
Kaunismieli throws a lazy right hand but Coath sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Sloppy strikes from Kaunismieli. Those never looked like landing.
Coath connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Kaunismieli takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
A left lands for Coath.
Coath misses with a right hand
and Kaunismieli counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Kaunismieli uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Coath checks the leg kick.
Kaunismieli throws a right and a left that Coath avoids nicely.
Jab from Kaunismieli.
Coath moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kaunismieli misses with a left hand
and Coath counters with a straight right hand.
Coath ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Coath swings for the body but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Kaunismieli displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Coath throws out the jab.
Coath keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kaunismieli bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Kaunismieli moves out of range of the strikes.
As Coath tries to get set, Kaunismieli tries to push him back and clinch up but Coath manages to avoid the attempt.
Kaunismieli with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Coath to score with a decent uppercut.
Kaunismieli is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Coath misses with a low kick.
Coath throws an ugly left hook that misses
enabling Kaunismieli to counter with a crisp jab.
Kaunismieli fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.

Coath has closed the distance and engaged Kaunismieli in a clinch.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli blocks a body shot from Coath.
Kaunismieli lands with a left to the head.
Coath throws a punch but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Coath takes a shot to the head.
Kaunismieli lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Coath avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage.
Coath lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kaunismieli.
Coath swings wildly with an uppercut but Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid it.
Coath blocks an uppercut.
Coath blocking some punches.
Coath misses with some punches.
A shot in the inside from Kaunismieli.
Still in the clinch, Kaunismieli scores with a nice short uppercut.
Kaunismieli blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook to the ribs.
Coath makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Coath throws a punch but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Coath tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kaunismieli has a couple of punches blocked by Coath.
Coath misses with a hook from the clinch.
Coath lands a right hand that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Kaunismieli blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Coath can't find room to land a body shot as Kaunismieli controls the action.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook to the ribs.
Coath lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Coath lands with a left to the head.
Coath goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Coath blocks a body shot from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands with a short shot to the head.
Coath lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Kaunismieli has a couple of punches blocked by Coath.
Coath lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Kaunismieli misses with a short punch on the inside.
Coath lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Coath swings wildly with an uppercut but Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid it.
Coath misses with a punch to the body.
Kaunismieli doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Coath lands a hook that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Coath.
Coath misses with a hook from the clinch.
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 Kalervo Kaunismieli 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!


Kaunismieli clobbers Coath with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Coath tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Kaunismieli closes the distance looking to clinch
and Coath counters with a nice uppercut.
Coath fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kaunismieli manages to avoid it.
Kaunismieli looks to land a left hand but Coath moved out of range nicely.
Coath finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Coath tests Kaunismieli's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Kaunismieli throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Coath lands a body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A punch lands to the side of Kaunismieli 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Kaunismieli has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Kaunismieli there as he acknowledges the shot.
Kaunismieli walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Coath slips under a jab from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Kaunismieli looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coath waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kaunismieli.
Coath clobbers Kaunismieli with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Coath connects with an inside leg kick.
A swing and a miss from Coath.
Coath catches Kaunismieli with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Coath misses with a right hand
and Kaunismieli counters with a body kick.
A jab from Kaunismieli misses.
Coath avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Coath on the wrong end of a nice jab.
A chopping leg kick lands by Kaunismieli.
Coath throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
It looked like Kaunismieli wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Coath is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Coath looks to land a left hand but Kaunismieli moved out of range nicely.
Kaunismieli throws a body shot but no joy.
Coath throws a jab when Kaunismieli was well out of range.
Chris Coath has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli checks a low kick from Coath.
Kaunismieli just misses with a punch to the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Kaunismieli thows a left - swing and a miss!
Kaunismieli punishes Coath's body with a nice straight punch.
Coath connects with a body shot that sends Kaunismieli's belly button to the back.
Coath avoids the body shot from Kaunismieli.
Coath tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Kaunismieli lands a nice hook to Coath's body. Coath takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Coath misses with a looping right.
Kaunismieli scores with a nice head shot.
Coath lands a jab to Kaunismieli's midsection.
Coath fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Kaunismieli blocks a jab.
Coath fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kaunismieli manages to avoid it.

Coath closes the distance and clinches.
Kalervo Kaunismieli is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Kaunismieli.
Coath blocking some punches.
Coath scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Kaunismieli presses Coath against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Coath is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Kaunismieli working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Coath tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Coath avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage.
Kaunismieli tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Coath lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Coath working aggressively here.
Kaunismieli misses with the head strike.
Coath lands with a short shot to the head.
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Coath avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage.
Coath lands a right hand that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Kaunismieli lands with a right to the head.
Coath fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Coath has a couple of punches blocked by Kaunismieli.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Coath swings away with an uppercut that misses.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A nice left hand lands by Coath.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Coath creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Coath throws a head punch that misses.
Coath lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli is leaning against Coath and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Coath tries to pull guard but Kaunismieli holds him up against the cage and eventually Coath drops back down to his feet.
Coath swings away with an uppercut that misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kaunismieli.
Coath lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Coath is trying to pull guard but Kaunismieli has him pressed against the cage.
Kaunismieli scores with a shoulder strike.
Kaunismieli blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli blocking some punches.
Kaunismieli working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Kaunismieli tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Coath's elbow.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge William Gold scores the fight 49:46
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 47:49
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 49:48

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Kalervo Kaunismieli!

Kalervo Kaunismieli retains his middleweight title!
A relieved looking Kalervo Kaunismieli 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: Syn 543 - Empower     
Date:   Sep 08, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Kalervo Kaunismieli (ranked 10 p4p, 2 weight class) and Anakoni Kai (ranked 200 p4p, 32 weight class). Kai has chosen Firestarter as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

183 cm
36
192 lbs
32 - 11 - 1
190 cm
34
186 lbs
29 - 14 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Anakoni Kai!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Jack Bonds and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kai scores with a spinning back kick!
Kaunismieli lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Kai throws a head kick but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Kai tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Kaunismieli lands a nice shot to the body.
Kaunismieli throws out a loose jab but Kai uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kai throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Kai takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Kaunismieli lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Kaunismieli throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Kai moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kaunismieli throws a push kick but Kai slaps the foot to one side.
Kai is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Kaunismieli with a body shot.
Kai gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Kaunismieli fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kai manages to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli checks a low kick from Kai.
Kai throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Kai moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Kaunismieli ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kai moves away.
Kai replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Kaunismieli blocks it well.
Kaunismieli throws a sloppy body shot
and Kai counters with a good low kick that Kaunismieli was not able to check.
Kai looks to score with a jab to the body but Kaunismieli is just out of range.
Kaunismieli seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Kaunismieli fails with an attempt to clinch.
Kaunismieli lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
An inside leg kick lands from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli throws a hook but Kai avoids it easily.
Kaunismieli scores with a shot to the body.
Kaunismieli misses the shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kai keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kaunismieli misses with a body punch
and Kai connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Kai 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.
Kaunismieli walks forward, straight into a front kick from Kai.
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!
Kai throws a right hand that misses
and Kaunismieli counters with a straight right hand.
Kaunismieli looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
A clash of legs there as Kai blocks the low kick.
Kaunismieli is looking to clinch.
Kaunismieli steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kai.
Kaunismieli shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
A cross from Kaunismieli lands.
Kai throws a sloppy head kick
and Kaunismieli makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Kaunismieli throws a head kick but Kai moves out of range.
Kaunismieli is looking to wear down Kai with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Kai throws a body shot but no joy.
A little feinted left hand from Kaunismieli on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kai throws a nice looking combination but Kaunismieli bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Kaunismieli throws a quick inside leg kick.
Kaunismieli digs a good hook to Kai's body.
Kaunismieli uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Kai has time to react.
Kaunismieli throws a nice outside leg kick.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kaunismieli checks the leg kick.
Kaunismieli throws a leg kick
and Kai counters with a head kick. That will keep Kaunismieli thinking before he tries any more sloppy attacks!
Nice defenses there by Kai.
Kaunismieli takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
It looked like Kaunismieli wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Kaunismieli keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Kaunismieli misses with a shot to the body
and Kaunismieli takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli tests Kai's chin there with a solid looking shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kaunismieli connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Kai throws a nice head kick!
Kaunismieli throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Kaunismieli moves in looking to clinch but Kai pushes him off.
It seemed like Kai was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Kaunismieli throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Kaunismieli keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kai just misses with a punch to the body.
Kai uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kaunismieli.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Kaunismieli.
Kai takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kai is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli throws a shot from downtown. Kai moves away and avoids it.
Kalervo Kaunismieli seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kai steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands a lovely overhand right.
Kaunismieli cracks a nice hook into Kai's ribs.
Kai displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kaunismieli throws out the jab.
Kai slips under a jab.
It seemed like Kai was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Kai misses with a hook
and Kaunismieli counters with a nice uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kaunismieli ducks under a wild hook from Kai.
Kai throws a hook but Kaunismieli avoids it easily.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Kai might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Kaunismieli has got the better of the exchanges.
Kai waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli cracks Kai with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli throws a poor cross that misses
and Kai counters with a three punch combo that has Kaunismieli backing up. Kaunismieli nods at Kai to acknowledge the strikes.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Kai.
Kai has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands an overhand right.
Kaunismieli keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

Kaunismieli fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Kai, pushing him back against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kai.
A right hand to the body from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli leaning his opponent against the cage.
Kaunismieli slows down the pace here.
Kaunismieli has a couple of punches blocked by Kai.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli pressing his opponent against the cage.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch on the inside.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kaunismieli tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kai misses with some punches.
Kaunismieli blocks a body shot from Kai.
Kaunismieli tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A nice right hand lands inside from Kai.
Kaunismieli struggles to land a body shot inside as Kai controls his hands.
Kai tries to throw a body punch but Kaunismieli avoids it by throwing Kai back against the cage.
Kaunismieli misses with some punches.
Kaunismieli blocks an uppercut.
A left hand lands to the body for Kaunismieli.
A short right from Kaunismieli on the inside.
Kaunismieli tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kai lands with a light punch inside.
Kaunismieli tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A head punch on the inside from Kaunismieli fails to land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli tries a body shot but Kai blocks it.
Kaunismieli lands a right hand.
A left hand lands to the body for Kaunismieli.
Kai is breathing heavily.
Kaunismieli lands a body punch.
Kaunismieli throws a head punch that misses.
Kaunismieli lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Kaunismieli misses with the head strike.
Kai misses with a punch on the inside.
Kai blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli tries a body shot but Kai blocks it.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Kai can do to turn this around?
Kaunismieli lands with a right to the head.
Kaunismieli lands a shot to the body.
A short uppercut from Kaunismieli.
Kai takes a shot to the head.
Kaunismieli lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kaunismieli prevents Kai from breaking the clinch.
Kai doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kaunismieli.
Kai prevents a body shot from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kai.
Kai is trying to break the clinch but Kaunismieli has him pressed against the cage.
Kaunismieli misses with some punches.
Kai throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Kaunismielis head.
Kaunismieli lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Kaunismieli will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Kai up against the cage.
Kaunismieli can't find room to land a body shot as Kai controls the action.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli lands a shot to the body.
A short left from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli can't find room to land a body shot as Kai controls the action.
Kaunismieli blocks a body shot from Kai.
Kaunismieli tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kai's elbow.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kaunismieli fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Kaunismieli connects with a body shot that sends Kai's belly button to the back.
Kaunismieli throws a leg kick which misses Kai's front leg but catches the back leg as Kai tries to avoid it.
Kai takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Kaunismieli moves in looking to clinch but Kai pushes him off.
Kaunismieli throws a nice outside leg kick.
Kaunismieli fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kai manages to avoid it.
And Kai responds with a good body kick, but Kaunismieli manages to step out the way in time.
Kai throws a body shot but no joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kai misses with a wild body shot.
Kai looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Kai slips under a jab from Kaunismieli.
It seemed like Kai was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Kaunismieli fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kai throws a body punch but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Kaunismieli is looking to clinch but Kai is avoiding it.

Kaunismieli gets a clinch.
Kaunismieli is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
A shot in the inside from Kaunismieli.

Kai breaks the clinch.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Kaunismieli, right into the meat.
Kai scores with a push kick.
Kaunismieli tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Kai paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Kai misses with a left hand
and Kaunismieli counters with a nice uppercut.
Kai chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Kaunismieli can pounce on him.
Kaunismieli cracks Kai with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Kaunismieli moves into the clinch.
Good body shot from Kaunismieli.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kaunismieli is working Kai over against the cage.
Kai takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Kaunismieli struggles to land a body shot inside as Kai controls his hands.
Kaunismieli lands a body punch.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kai blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kaunismieli tries to work over Kai's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
A right handed body shot lands from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kaunismieli prevents a body shot from Kai.
Kaunismieli tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kai's elbow.
Kaunismieli throws a punch but it's blocked by Kai.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli leaning his opponent against the cage.
Kalervo Kaunismieli has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Kaunismieli lands a left hand.
Kaunismieli lands with a short punch from the clinch.
A short uppercut from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli blocks an uppercut.
Kaunismieli tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kai's elbow.
Kaunismieli misses with a short punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Kaunismieli throws a head punch that misses.
Kaunismieli lands a body punch.
Kaunismieli lands a right hand.
Kai tries a body shot but Kaunismieli blocks it.
Kaunismieli struggles to land a body shot inside as Kai controls his hands.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Kaunismieli working some nice short punches in the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A short uppercut from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kaunismieli stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
A head punch on the inside from Kai fails to land.
Kaunismieli lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Kai backwards.

Kai is rocked!
Kaunismieli stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Kai is still on wobbly legs! Can Kaunismieli finish him?
Kaunismieli lands an uppercut in the clinch that drops Kai to his knees! Kaunismieli keeps firing more shots against his stricken opponent and the referee jumps in to save him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:34 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Kalervo Kaunismieli!
Kalervo Kaunismieli retains his middleweight title!
After winning the bout, Kalervo Kaunismieli thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
Anakoni Kai was interviewed post fight and said 'Good Bye cruel world. I am complete garbage and Louie is going to shoot me out behind the wood shed!!'.
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Event: Syn 540 - Vociferous     
Date:   Aug 18, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Wilder Wein and Kalervo Kaunismieli. Wein comes to the cage accompanied by Wilder Wein. Both fighters really staring each other down here, as Kalervo Kaunismieli enters the cage!

187 cm
33
187 lbs
34 - 8 - 4
183 cm
36
192 lbs
31 - 11 - 1
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 middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 8 losses and 4 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Wilder Wein!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Frank Antenori and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A head kick misses from Wein.
A looping hook to the body misses from Wein. Kaunismieli does a little dance to reset his feet.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Kaunismieli! But no joy.
Kaunismieli has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Wein is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Danga de danga de dang - Kaunismieli scores with a four punch combination!

It looks like Wilder Wein has been cut.
Wein throws a hook to the side of Kaunismieli's head but Kaunismieli sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A little jabbing left from Kaunismieli on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
A jab from Kaunismieli finds it's way through Wein's defenses.
Wein looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Wein throws a shot from downtown. Kaunismieli moves away and avoids it.
Wein lands a nice shot that snaps Kaunismieli's head back.
Wein throws a hook but Kaunismieli blocks it.
Wein turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Kaunismieli missing with a left hand there. Wein was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Wein feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Wein fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kaunismieli manages to avoid it.
A decent looking cross lands there for Kaunismieli.
Decent striking displayed by Kaunismieli there.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Wein fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Kaunismieli has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Wein missing with a left hand there. Kaunismieli was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kaunismieli stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Wein.
Kaunismieli connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Wein's hands.
Wein throws out a loose jab but Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wein throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Kaunismieli steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Wein.
Kaunismieli misses with a body shot.
Kaunismieli fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wein manages to avoid it.
Wein cracks Kaunismieli with an open hand slap.
Wein avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Wein throws a quick inside leg kick.
Kaunismieli thows a left - swing and a miss!
Wein ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A left lands for Wein.
Kaunismieli avoids the body shot from Wein.
Kaunismieli lands with an overhand left.
Wein lands a jab.

Kaunismieli moves into the clinch successfully.
Kaunismieli throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Weins head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kaunismieli doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Wein misses with some punches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli can't find room to land a body shot as Wein controls the action.
Kaunismieli throws a punch but it's blocked by Wein.
Wein blocking some punches.
Wein wants to break the clinch but can't.
Kaunismieli working aggressively here.
Kaunismieli swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch on the inside from Kaunismieli fails to land.

Wein breaks from the clinch.
Wein slips a jab from Kaunismieli.
Wein misses with a double jab.
Kaunismieli lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Wein circles away quickly and effectively.
Wein avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Wein looks to score with a jab to the body but Kaunismieli is just out of range.
Wein swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A shot to the liver by Wein. Beautiful body shot.
Wein thows a leg kick but Kaunismieli checks it
and Wein takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Wein misses with a leg kick.
A head kick misses from Wein.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein tries to move into range but Kaunismieli moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Wein explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Wein fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Wein throws the left hand but Kaunismieli avoids the punch easily.
Wein bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Wein throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Wein fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Kaunismieli looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Wein wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Kaunismieli wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Kaunismieli moves in looking to clinch but Wein pushes him off.
Wein uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kaunismieli.
Wein scoring well with a low kick there.
Wein throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kaunismieli thuds his right hand into Wein's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Wein takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Kaunismieli tries to score with a low kick but Wein moves his leg out of the way.
Wein cracks a nice hook into Kaunismieli's ribs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli lands a head shot.
Kaunismieli misses with an uppercut
and Wein finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Kaunismieli tries to bum rush Wein with a series of wild strikes but Wein uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Wein on the wrong end of a nice hook.
A decent looking cross lands there for Wein.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch but Wein moves out of range.
Kaunismieli 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.
Wein is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands a jab to the nose.
Kaunismieli with a jab.
Kaunismieli misses with a series of wild punches.
Kaunismieli swings and misses with a hook to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Wein lands a nice looking kick to the body. Kaunismieli takes a step back to recover.
Wein lands a leg kick that knocks Kaunismieli off balance momentarily.
Kaunismieli on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
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 Wilder Wein will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Wilder Wein's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Wein throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Wein cracks Kaunismieli with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Wein looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Wein with a nice cross.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch but Wein moves out of range.
Wein thows a left - swing and a miss!
Nice defenses there by Wein.
Wein moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Kaunismieli throws a body punch but Wein moves out of range.
Kaunismieli is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Wein.
An attempted straight right counter from Wein misses the target.

Kaunismieli pushes Wein up against the cage in a clinch.
Kaunismieli lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kaunismieli lands a nice uppercut.
Wein tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Wein is trying to break the clinch but Kaunismieli has him pressed against the cage.
Kaunismieli stalls.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.

Kaunismieli closes the distance and clinches.
Wein misses with a hook from the clinch.
Kaunismieli has Wein pressed against the cage, preventing Wein from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli working aggressively here.
A right hook to the body lands for Kaunismieli.

Wein breaks the clinch.
Kaunismieli displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Wein throws out the jab.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Wein slips a jab from Kaunismieli.
Wein throws a hook but Kaunismieli avoids it easily.
Wein keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

Kaunismieli drives through and clinches with Wein against the cage.
Kaunismieli lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Wein throws a punch but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Kaunismieli.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Wein tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kaunismieli lands with a short shot to the head.
Kaunismieli scores with a shoulder strike.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Kaunismieli misses with a body punch.

Wein escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Good work by Kaunismieli as he checks the leg kick.
Wein takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Kaunismieli tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wein was well out of range. Poor timing from Kaunismieli.
Wein throws a nice inside leg kick.
Kaunismieli thows a left - swing and a miss!
Wein misses with a body shot.
Wein attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Wein keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Wein digs a good hook to Kaunismieli's body.
Kaunismieli connects with a right hand. Wein shakes it off.
Kaunismieli throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Wein counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Kaunismieli thinking.
Wein swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A nice leg kick lands there from Wein.
Kaunismieli thuds his right hand into Wein's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Wein moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Wein is looking to score with low kicks.
Kaunismieli throws an overhand right that lands on Wein's shoulder, as Wein tries to avoid the shot.
Kaunismieli scores with a spinning back kick!
Kaunismieli keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Kaunismieli moves out of range as Wein throws a body kick.
Wein keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kaunismieli moves away from the strike by Wein.
Kaunismieli is looking to chop away at Wein's legs.
Wein chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Kaunismieli can pounce on him.
Kaunismieli throws a low kick, looking for Wein's leg but Wein calmly moves out of range.
Wein connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Wein shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Wein misses with a body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Wein looks to throw the jab but Kaunismieli is out of range.
Kaunismieli misses with a body kick.
Kaunismieli has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Wein.
Wein keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Wein swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Kaunismieli takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Wein with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Kaunismieli fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Wein.
Kaunismieli throws a looping overhand right but Wein ducks down to avoid it.
Wein thinks about countering with a head kick.
Kaunismieli digs a good body shot into Wein's ribs.
Wein takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Wein jabs at Kaunismieli's body.
Wein throws a leg kick
and Kaunismieli cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
An inside leg kick from Wein misses.
Wein misses with an uppercut. Kaunismieli saw that one coming.
Kaunismieli swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Wein throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Kalervo Kaunismieli will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Wilder Wein's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Kaunismieli slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Kaunismieli throws a low kick but Wein moves out of range easily.
Wein goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Wein throws an overhand right that lands on Kaunismieli's shoulder, as Kaunismieli tries to avoid the shot.
Kaunismieli moves out of range as Wein strikes.
Kaunismieli throws a body shot but no joy.
Kaunismieli misses with a body shot
and Wein counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Wein misses with a body shot.
Wein swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Wein throws a jab when Kaunismieli was well out of range.
Wein lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A slow jab from Wein misses its intended target.
Wein bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Wein half committed to a counter leg kick.
Kaunismieli listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Kaunismieli takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Wein moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wein ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli throws a quick inside leg kick.
Wein looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Wein thumps Kaunismieli with a low kick.
Wein misses with a wild body shot.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Wein.
Wein misses with an attempted mid kick.
Wein darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Wein defending well as Kaunismieli loads up on a big left hand.
Kaunismieli thows a left - swing and a miss!
Wein appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Kaunismieli's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Wein tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kaunismieli was well out of range. Poor timing from Wein.
Kaunismieli tries to counter with a clinch but Wein shakes him off and moves away.
Wein throws an off balance right hand

and Kaunismieli holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Kaunismieli pushes Wein back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Kaunismieli working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Wein tries to circle away but Kaunismieli has him pinned against the cage.
Nice body punch from Wein.
Kaunismieli throws a punch but it's blocked by Wein.
Kaunismieli tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Wein's elbow.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Wein's elbow.
Kaunismieli misses with a body punch.
Wein lands a body punch in the clinch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Wein has a couple of punches blocked by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli tries to work over Wein's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kalervo Kaunismieli seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Wein tries a body shot but Kaunismieli blocks it.
A short right from Wein.
Kaunismieli gets through Wein's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A short left from Kaunismieli.
Wein lands a right hand that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Kaunismieli is working Wein over against the cage.

Wein breaks from the clinch.
Both fighters circling a little - Kaunismieli finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Wein lands a nice shot to the body.
Wein moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Kaunismieli jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Wein throws a body shot but no joy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein looks to score with a jab to the body but Kaunismieli is just out of range.
Kaunismieli takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Nice straight punches there by Kaunismieli. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Kaunismieli.
Wein avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Kaunismieli throws a jab when Wein was well out of range.
Wilder Wein is winning the standup battle so far.
Wein throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kaunismieli misses with a shot to the body
and Wein counters with a nice body shot.
Kaunismieli misses with a low kick.
Wein is looking to counter with a body kick.
Kaunismieli throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Wein sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Wein shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Wein takes a swing at Kaunismieli's ribcage but misses.
Wein uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kaunismieli.
Wein jabs at Kaunismieli's body.
Wein cracks the inside of Kaunismieli's front leg.
Kaunismieli misses with a wild body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli misses with an uppercut.
Kaunismieli lands a jab to the nose.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Wein ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Wein tests Kaunismieli's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Wein fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Wein throws a shot from downtown. Kaunismieli moves away and avoids it.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Wein!
Kaunismieli throws the left hand but Wein avoids the punch easily.
Wein throws a body shot but no joy.
Kaunismieli has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Wein.
Kaunismieli misses the jab.
Wein throws a hook but Kaunismieli avoids it easily.
Wein keeps the fight on the outside.
Wein is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Wein slips a straight right by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Wilder Wein did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The cut man is working on Wilder Wein's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Wein misses with a body shot.
Kaunismieli throws a nice looking combination but Wein bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the side of Wein's head but Wein sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Wein lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Wein lands a lovely overhand right.
Wein takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
A jab from Kaunismieli does it's job there.
Wein slips under a jab from Kaunismieli.
Wein is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Wein throws a looping overhand right but Kaunismieli ducks down to avoid it.
Wein scores with a nice strike.
Wein lunges at Kaunismieli with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Kaunismieli's hand.
Wein misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kaunismieli.
Wein throws a leg kick which misses Kaunismieli's front leg but catches the back leg as Kaunismieli tries to avoid it.
Wein looks for the body kick but Kaunismieli saw that one coming.
Wein needs to keep his hands up - Kaunismieli had a free shot at his head there.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Wein looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Kaunismieli misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Wein.
Kaunismieli throws a body shot but no joy.
Wein moves out of range as Kaunismieli strikes.
Wein turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Wein misses with a low kick.
Wein fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Kaunismieli on the side of the head.
Nice jab there from Wein.
Kaunismieli works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Kaunismieli dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Wein. That did some damage!
Wein checks a leg kick nicely.
Wein misses with a hook
and Kaunismieli counters with a straight right hand.
Kaunismieli connects with a body shot that sends Wein's belly button to the back.
Wein misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kaunismieli.
Wein throws a big shot that misses.

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!
Wein fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Wein slips under a jab.
Kaunismieli throws a hook but Wein avoids it easily.
Kaunismieli scores with the left hand. Wein knows he should have avoided that one.
A lazy left from Kaunismieli finds it's target.
Kaunismieli tries to land a leg kick but Wein saw it coming and moves away.
Wein fires out a quick counter leg kick but Kaunismieli just manages to avoid it.
Kaunismieli connects with a looping right hand.
Wein connects with a crisp jab.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch but Wein is having none of it.
Wein goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Kaunismieli moves into range and connects with a jab.
Wein scores with a crisp jab that stopped Kaunismieli in his tracks.
Kaunismieli blocks a low kick nicely.
Wein turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Kaunismieli throws a big shot that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Good leg kick by Kaunismieli there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Wein throws the kick towards the body but Kaunismieli avoids it.
Kaunismieli lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Wein misses with the body kick
and Kaunismieli makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Kaunismieli is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Wein.
Wein throws an overhand right that lands on Kaunismieli's shoulder, as Kaunismieli tries to avoid the shot.
Wein misses with a hook. Kaunismieli ducked under it nicely.
Kaunismieli works the jab nicely.
Wein keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Kaunismieli fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Wein on the side of the head.
Kaunismieli avoids the body shot from Wein.
Kaunismieli lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Wein at a distance.
Wein takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Wein checks the leg kick nicely there.
Wein ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli throws a hook but Wein blocks it.
Wein with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch there but Wein circles away.
Wein is looking to counter punch.
Wein ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kaunismieli moves away.
Kaunismieli keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kaunismieli. Wein does a little dance to reset his feet.
Wein was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Wein lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Wein throws a half hearted mid kick.
Decent striking displayed by Wein there.
Kaunismieli tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wein was well out of range. Poor timing from Kaunismieli.
Wein misses with a low kick.
Wein lands with a cross.
A low kick from Wein is predictable there
and Kaunismieli counters with a lovely shot to the body.
A jab from Kaunismieli misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Kalervo Kaunismieli will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Wilder Wein's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!


Kaunismieli throws an overhand right that lands on Wein's shoulder, as Wein tries to avoid the shot.
Kaunismieli connects with a jab.
Wein checks a low kick from Kaunismieli.
Wein lands a nice looking body shot.
Wein ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli throws a leg kick but Wein moved away.
Kaunismieli uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Wein.
A punch lands to the side of Kaunismieli 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Kaunismieli fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Wein has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Kaunismieli lunges at Wein with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Wein's hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wein throws a body kick that misses.
Wein throws a jab when Kaunismieli was well out of range.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook
and Wein counters with an inside leg kick.
Wein throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Kaunismieli with a hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli slips a jab from Wein.
Kaunismieli tries to close the distance and clinch up but Wein swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Kaunismieli throws a good cross that connects.
Kaunismieli uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Wein.
Wein lands the left hand.
Kaunismieli throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
It looked like Wein wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Wein scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Wein keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kaunismieli pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Kaunismieli will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Wein is looking to counter punch.
Wein dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Kaunismieli. That did some damage!
Kaunismieli with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Kaunismieli.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Wein.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch but Wein moves out of range.
Kaunismieli misses with a body shot.
Wein comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Wein throws a body kick that misses.
Kaunismieli throws out a counter right but Wein avoids it with no problem.
Kaunismieli misses with an uppercut. Wein saw that one coming.
Wein slips under a jab from Kaunismieli.

Kaunismieli moves into the clinch.
Kaunismieli lands an uppercut.
A nice right hand lands inside from Kaunismieli.

Wein escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Wein throws a poor cross that misses
and Kaunismieli makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Wein swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kaunismieli ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Wein throws a poor cross that misses
and Kaunismieli counters with a right hand to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Kaunismieli instigates a clinch.
Wein blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A short right from Wein.
Wein misses with a short punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli blocking some punches.
Wein softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Kaunismieli tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Wein doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Kaunismieli misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kaunismieli blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kaunismieli.
A short right from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Wein lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Kaunismieli struggles to land a body shot inside as Wein controls his hands.
Kaunismieli prevents a body shot from Wein.
Kaunismieli misses with the head strike.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A nice right hand lands inside from Wein.
Kaunismieli tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kaunismieli takes a shot to the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kaunismieli can't find room to land a body shot as Wein controls the action.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Wein lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Wein tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A shot in the inside from Kaunismieli.
A head punch on the inside from Kaunismieli fails to land.
Kaunismieli throws a punch but it's blocked by Wein.
Wein digs a right hand into Kaunismieli's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Kaunismieli's gas tank.
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Wein avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage.
Kaunismieli tries to work over Wein's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Wein breaks from the clinch.
A swing and a miss from Wein.
Kaunismieli doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Kalervo Kaunismieli.
I think Kaunismieli has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 46:49
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 48:48
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Kalervo Kaunismieli!

Kalervo Kaunismieli is the new middleweight champion!
Kalervo Kaunismieli thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: Syn 537 - Anathema     
Date:   Jul 28, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Chris Coath and Kalervo Kaunismieli. Coath comes into the arena with For Heavy Metal we will die! blaring out of the sound system. Kalervo Kaunismieli has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

175 cm
33
189 lbs
25 - 8 - 0
183 cm
35
192 lbs
30 - 11 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Chris Coath!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Timothy Bukovac and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kaunismieli blocks a low kick nicely.
Kaunismieli lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Coath takes a jab right on the kisser.
Chris Coath seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kaunismieli throws a leg kick that is checked
and Coath counters with a nice leg kick.
Coath dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Kaunismieli. That did some damage!
Kaunismieli throws a shot from downtown. Coath moves away and avoids it.
Coath throws a nice head kick!

Coath fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Kaunismieli, pushing him back against the cage.
Coath misses with a short punch on the inside.
Coath swings away with an uppercut that misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Coath.
Coath lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Kaunismieli blocks a body shot from Coath.
Coath misses with a hook to the ribs.
Coath tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Coath lands with a light punch inside.
Coath misses with some punches.
Coath misses with a punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli lands with a short shot to the head.
Coath blocks an uppercut.
Kaunismieli lands a shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Coath.
Kaunismieli blocks an uppercut.
Kaunismieli lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Coath or not.
Kaunismieli is working Coath over against the cage.
Coath is breathing heavily.
Kaunismieli fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Kaunismieli blocking some punches.
Coath lands a shot to the body.
Coath prevents a body shot from Kaunismieli.
A head punch on the inside from Kaunismieli fails to land.
A nice left hand lands by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli struggles to land a body shot inside as Coath controls his hands.
Kaunismieli lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Kaunismieli lands an uppercut.
Kaunismieli can't find room to land a body shot as Coath controls the action.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Coath.
Coath lands on the inside 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!
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kaunismieli.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands a right hand that snaps the head of Coath backwards.
Kaunismieli misses with some punches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Coath misses with a punch to the body.
Kaunismieli has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Coath seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Kaunismieli can turn it around.
Kaunismieli presses Coath against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Coath throws a punch but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kaunismieli scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Kaunismieli pushes Coath back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Kaunismieli blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Coath digs a right hand underneath Kaunismieli's ribcage. Kaunismieli let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Kaunismieli swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Coath tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Coath scores with a nice hook to the head.
Coath lands a right hand.
Kaunismieli blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Coath misses with a body punch.
Kaunismieli taking a breather.
Kaunismieli is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook to the ribs.
Kaunismieli pushes Coath back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
A head punch on the inside from Coath fails to land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch to the body.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook to the ribs.
Coath misses with a short punch on the inside.
A shot in the inside from Kaunismieli.
Coath throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Kaunismielis head.
Kaunismieli lands a shoulder strike.
Coath tries to work over Kaunismieli's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Coath pushes Kaunismieli back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Coath throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Coath throws a punch but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Coath blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kaunismieli working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Coath misses with a hook from the clinch.
Coath tries to work over Kaunismieli's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch to the body.
Coath tries to throw a body punch but Kaunismieli avoids it by throwing Coath back against the cage.
Kaunismieli blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Coath tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kaunismieli tries to work over Coath's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kaunismieli's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kaunismieli working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Coath misses with the head strike.
Coath working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Kaunismieli lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Coath backwards.
Kaunismieli struggles to land a body shot inside as Coath controls his hands.
Coath lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Coath misses with a punch on the inside.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Coath.
A short uppercut from Coath.
Kaunismieli can't find room to land a body shot as Coath controls the action.
A short uppercut from Coath.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Coath creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Kaunismieli scores with a nice hook to the head.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook from the clinch.
Kaunismieli looking to stall.
Coath tries a body shot but Kaunismieli blocks it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A nice left hand lands by Kaunismieli.
Coath blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch on the inside from Coath fails to land.
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 Chris Coath will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!


Coath throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Coath throws a leg kick which misses Kaunismieli's front leg but catches the back leg as Kaunismieli tries to avoid it.
Kaunismieli dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Coath. That did some damage!
Coath misses with an uppercut. Kaunismieli saw that one coming.
Coath has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Coath's corner calls for a 1-2. Coath obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Kaunismieli moves out of range of the strikes.
Kaunismieli ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Coath moves away.
Coath throws a quick counter kick to the body but Kaunismieli avoids it.
Coath fails with an attempt to clinch.
A little jabbing left from Kaunismieli on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Kaunismieli is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Kaunismieli lands a really nice looking cross but Coath seems unphased.

Coath clinches.
A head punch on the inside from Kaunismieli fails to land.
Coath tries to throw a body punch but Kaunismieli avoids it by throwing Coath back against the cage.
Coath swings wildly with an uppercut but Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid it.
Coath lands an uppercut.
Coath doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Coath blocks a body shot from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli digs a right hand into Coath's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Coath's gas tank.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Coath.
Kaunismieli lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Coath.
Coath misses with some punches.
Kaunismieli blocks an uppercut.
Kaunismieli throws a punch but it's blocked by Coath.
Coath fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch to the body.
Kaunismieli lands a left hand.

Kaunismieli breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Coath's jab looks to have found its range, popping Kaunismieli under the eye.
Coath throws a right and a left that both miss.
Coath waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kaunismieli.
A head kick misses from Coath.
Coath misses with a looping left.
Coath on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Kaunismieli connects with a crisp jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Coath jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Kaunismieli lands a really nice looking cross but Coath seems unphased.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Coath ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Coath lands a jab to the nose.
Kaunismieli's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Kaunismieli duly obliges.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Coath, as that shot connected.
Kaunismieli looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Coath lands with a thumping leg kick.
Kaunismieli pivots, looking for a leg kick but Coath is out of range and Kaunismieli settles back down.
Coath is looking to land body kicks.
Kaunismieli steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Coath.
The crowd cheers as Kaunismieli lands an impressive looking overhand right. Coath doesn't seem phased though.
Coath swings for the body but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Coath takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Coath throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kaunismieli circles away from the clinch attempt
and Kaunismieli counters with a nice uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli keeps Coath at a distance using the push kick.
Coath ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.
Coath keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kaunismieli misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.

Kaunismieli pushes Coath up against the cage in a clinch.
Coath scores with a nice hook to the head.
Kaunismieli lands a right hand that snaps the head of Coath backwards.
Coath misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kaunismieli lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Coath backwards.
Kaunismieli swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kaunismieli lands a right hand.
Coath misses with the head strike.
Coath lands a shoulder strike.
Coath works on Kaunismieli's body with a couple of short punches.
Coath misses with a hook to the ribs.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Coath lands a left hand that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Kaunismieli blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A hook to the body from Kaunismieli.
Nice body punch from Kaunismieli - that landed with a thud.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli lands with a left to the head.
Kaunismieli lands a body punch in the clinch.
Kaunismieli working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A right hook to the body lands for Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Kaunismieli has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Kaunismieli lands a right hand that snaps the head of Coath backwards.
Kaunismieli presses Coath against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Coath's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Kaunismieli lands a shot to the body.
A short uppercut from Kaunismieli.
A nice left hand lands by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Coath blocks a body shot from Kaunismieli.
Coath misses with a hook to the ribs.
Coath misses with some punches.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Coath's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A right hand to the body from Kaunismieli.
Coath misses with a shot to the kidneys.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Coath.
Still in the clinch, Kaunismieli scores with a nice short uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Coath swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Kaunismieli swats away the attempt to clinch by Coath.
Coath moves forwards but Kaunismieli connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Kaunismieli throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kaunismieli smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Coath takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Coath takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Kalervo Kaunismieli seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Kaunismieli uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Coath.
Coath throws a sloppy head kick and Kaunismieli moves out of range easily.
Kaunismieli slips under a jab from Coath.
Kaunismieli feints a counter leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coath is looking to clinch.
Kaunismieli tries to counter with a clinch but Coath shakes him off and moves away.
Kaunismieli thuds a left hand into Coath's body.
Kaunismieli looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Kaunismieli swings away with a body shot that misses
and Coath counters with a good low kick that Kaunismieli was not able to check.
Coath swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli misses with a body shot.
Coath moves into range and connects with a jab.

Kaunismieli has Coath up against the cage in a clinch.
Kaunismieli tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kaunismieli lands a left hand that snaps the head of Coath backwards.
Coath misses with the head strike.
Kaunismieli throws a punch but it's blocked by Coath.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Coath.
Coath tries to throw a body punch but Kaunismieli avoids it by throwing Coath back against the cage.
Coath misses with a hook to the ribs.
Kaunismieli blocks a body shot from Coath.
Kaunismieli throws a head punch that misses.
Kaunismieli lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli throws a punch but it's blocked by Coath.
Kaunismieli misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Coath throws a punch but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Coath.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli is trying to maintain a safe position but Coath gets an underhook and turns Kaunismieli into the cage.
Kaunismieli lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Coath or not.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Coath.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook from the clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook from the clinch.
Kaunismieli struggles to land a body shot inside as Coath controls his hands.
Kaunismieli lands a body punch.
Coath misses with a short punch on the inside.
Coath misses with the head strike.
Kalervo Kaunismieli seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
A shot in the inside from Kaunismieli.
A left hand lands to the body for Kaunismieli.
Coath scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A short right from Kaunismieli.
Coath throws a head punch that misses.
Kaunismieli misses with a body punch.
Kaunismieli scores with a nice hook to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Kaunismieli fails to land.
Kaunismieli lands a left hand that snaps the head of Coath backwards.
A left hand lands to the body for Kaunismieli.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Coath throws a punch but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands a nice uppercut.
Good body shot from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli cracks Coath with a nice body shot.
Kaunismieli works on Coath's body with a couple of short punches.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Kaunismieli creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Coath misses with a hook to the ribs.
Kaunismieli fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Coath misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Coath working aggressively here.
Kaunismieli has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A shot in the inside from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
A shot in the inside from Kaunismieli.
A short uppercut from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Kaunismieli misses with the head strike.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kaunismieli tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Coath's elbow.
Coath throws a head punch that misses.
Kaunismieli lands a hook to the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli misses with some punches.
Kaunismieli tries a body shot but Coath blocks it.
Coath tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kaunismieli blocking some punches.
Coath working aggressively here.
Kaunismieli lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Coath blocks a body shot from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands a right hand that snaps the head of Coath backwards.
Kaunismieli tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kaunismieli.

Kaunismieli breaks the clinch.
Coath looks to score with a jab to the body but Kaunismieli is just out of range.

Kaunismieli darts in and clinches Coath up against the cage.
Kaunismieli blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch to the body.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook to the ribs.
Kaunismieli is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Kaunismieli lands a shot to the body.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 28:30
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 27:30
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Kalervo Kaunismieli!

Kalervo Kaunismieli 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: Syn 532 - Euphoria     
Date:   Jun 30, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Kalervo Kaunismieli and Friedrich Von Kuschelbär. The crowd seem to be enjoying Von Kuschelbär's choice of entrance music: Erasure - Always. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

183 cm
35
192 lbs
29 - 11 - 1
183 cm
30
193 lbs
30 - 13 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 13 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Friedrich Von Kuschelbär!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kaunismieli scores with a body shot.
Kaunismieli has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Heart Cave (8 elites, 4 double-elites, 1 triple) in the buildup to the fight.
Kaunismieli fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Von Kuschelbär avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Von Kuschelbär is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Von Kuschelbär moves away from the strike by Kaunismieli.
Kalervo Kaunismieli seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Von Kuschelbär displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kaunismieli throws out the jab.
Kaunismieli throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Kaunismieli scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Von Kuschelbär on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Kaunismieli throws a body punch but Von Kuschelbär moves out of range.
A low kick from Kaunismieli is predictable there

and Von Kuschelbär counters with a single leg into guard. Kaunismieli didn't expect that.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kaunismieli preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Kaunismieli is pulling down on Von Kuschelbär's head to control his posture.
Von Kuschelbär trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Kaunismieli lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Kaunismieli pushes down on Von Kuschelbär's leg and manages to get into half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli is trying to control the action in half guard but Von Kuschelbär is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

Kaunismieli is working for a submission of some sort.
Von Kuschelbär makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Von Kuschelbär.
Kaunismieli wants to pass the guard but Von Kuschelbär is keeping the position.
Kaunismieli is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.

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.
Kaunismieli looking to pass the guard.
Von Kuschelbär is pulling down on Kaunismieli's head. It's preventing any offense from Kaunismieli, at least for the moment.
Von Kuschelbär trying to strike off his back.
Kaunismieli 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.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Von Kuschelbär looking for a sweep. Not yet Von Kuschelbär, not yet.
Kaunismieli trying to control but Von Kuschelbär is working from the bottom.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Von Kuschelbär just misses with a punch to the body.

Von Kuschelbär manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Kaunismieli on his heels. He'll look to pass Kaunismieli's guard now, I'm sure.
Kaunismieli working a defensive guard here.
Von Kuschelbär cracks Kaunismieli with a solid left hand.
Kaunismieli working a defensive guard here.

Von Kuschelbär avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli wants to control but Von Kuschelbär passes easily into half guard.
Kaunismieli wants to improve his position but Von Kuschelbär is controlling well.
Von Kuschelbär working over Kaunismieli with some ground and pound. Kaunismieli looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Nice strikes from Von Kuschelbär there.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kaunismieli wants to control but Von Kuschelbär is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Von Kuschelbär working the head and body with strikes.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Von Kuschelbär wants to take a breather but Kaunismieli is having none of it.
Kaunismieli wants to improve his position but Von Kuschelbär is controlling well.
Von Kuschelbär lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Von Kuschelbär takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Kaunismieli throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Von Kuschelbär fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Kaunismieli misses with a wild combination.
Von Kuschelbär throws a jab but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Von Kuschelbär moves away from the strike by Kaunismieli.
And Von Kuschelbär tries to counter it with a takedown but Kaunismieli pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Kaunismieli tries to score with a low kick but Von Kuschelbär moves his leg out of the way.
Kaunismieli is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Von Kuschelbär takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Von Kuschelbär on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Von Kuschelbär shoots and misses
and Kaunismieli counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Von Kuschelbär pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Von Kuschelbär misses with a hook. Kaunismieli ducked under it nicely.
Kaunismieli throws a body punch but Von Kuschelbär moves out of range.
Kaunismieli scores with a crisp jab that stopped Von Kuschelbär in his tracks.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Von Kuschelbär.
Von Kuschelbär avoids a punch combination nicely.
Von Kuschelbär with the counter takedown but Kaunismieli avoids it easily.
Kaunismieli throws a lazy right hand but Von Kuschelbär sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
A good leg kick by Von Kuschelbär.
Von Kuschelbär moves out of range as Kaunismieli strikes.
Kaunismieli lands with a thumping leg kick.
Kaunismieli bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Von Kuschelbär's head backwards.
Kaunismieli is looking to clinch but Von Kuschelbär is avoiding it.
Von Kuschelbär looks for a takedown but Kaunismieli sprawls well.
Kaunismieli is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Von Kuschelbär.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli works Von Kuschelbär's body with a nice hook.
The fighters circling - Kaunismieli throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Kaunismieli swinging wildly here.
Von Kuschelbär drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Kaunismieli defends 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!
Kaunismieli swings for the body but Von Kuschelbär moves out of range.
Von Kuschelbär misses with a body kick.
Von Kuschelbär tried to score with a low kick but Kaunismieli checks it.
Kaunismieli scores with a jab to the jaw.

Von Kuschelbär gets a takedown into half guard.
Kaunismieli is trying to get back to full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Von Kuschelbär throwing shots but Kaunismieli is blocking nicely.
Kaunismieli manages to get to full guard.
Von Kuschelbär trying to control the position from guard on top but Kaunismieli is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Kaunismieli is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Von Kuschelbär is aware though and is defending well.
Von Kuschelbär throws a strike but Kaunismieli rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Kaunismieli pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Von Kuschelbär is keeping the position for now.
Von Kuschelbär looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Von Kuschelbär throwing some rather feeble looking strikes off his back.
Kaunismieli preventing the sweep.
Kaunismieli trying to control but Von Kuschelbär is working from the bottom.
Kaunismieli tries to free his leg and advance position but Von Kuschelbär is retaining full guard.
Kaunismieli throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Von Kuschelbär looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Kaunismieli puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Von Kuschelbär misses with some strikes from the bottom.
Kaunismieli wants to pass the guard but Von Kuschelbär is defending well.
Kaunismieli is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Kalervo Kaunismieli 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. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Kaunismieli jabbing away but nothing is landing.
The fighters circling - Kaunismieli throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Von Kuschelbär drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Kaunismieli defends it well.
Von Kuschelbär listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Kaunismieli throws a lazy right hand but Von Kuschelbär sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Von Kuschelbär uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli misses with a straight right.
Von Kuschelbär is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
A cross from Von Kuschelbär lands.
Kaunismieli thuds a left hand into Von Kuschelbär's body.
Von Kuschelbär shoots in looking for a takedown but Kaunismieli manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Von Kuschelbär's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Von Kuschelbär throws a low kick but it's checked well by Kaunismieli.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kaunismieli misses with a wild body shot.
And Von Kuschelbär tries to counter it with a takedown but Kaunismieli pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Von Kuschelbär circles away from the clinch attempt.
And Von Kuschelbär tries to counter it with a takedown but Kaunismieli pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Von Kuschelbär loads up on a big right hand but Kaunismieli slips the punch.
Kaunismieli uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Von Kuschelbär.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli throws a hook but Von Kuschelbär avoids it easily.
Kaunismieli throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Von Kuschelbär with the counter takedown but Kaunismieli avoids it easily.
Kaunismieli is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Von Kuschelbär can do to turn this around?
Kaunismieli with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Kaunismieli throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
An inside leg kick lands from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli throws a hook but Von Kuschelbär avoids it easily.
Von Kuschelbär throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kaunismieli swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Kaunismieli cracks Von Kuschelbär with an open hand slap.
Von Kuschelbär keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kaunismieli 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.
Kaunismieli swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Von Kuschelbär throws a low kick but Kaunismieli moves out of range easily.
Von Kuschelbär keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Von Kuschelbär fails with a takedown attempt from distance.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli takes one to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli throws the left hand but Von Kuschelbär avoids the punch easily.
Von Kuschelbär works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
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!
Von Kuschelbär shoots for a double leg takedown but Kaunismieli sprawls well. He's pushed Von Kuschelbär's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Kalervo Kaunismieli has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Friedrich Von Kuschelbär.
Kaunismieli scores with a jab.
Kaunismieli is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Von Kuschelbär.
Von Kuschelbär looks to land a right hand but Kaunismieli moved out of range.
Kaunismieli was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Kaunismieli moves into range and connects with a jab.
Kaunismieli doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Von Kuschelbär bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A shot to the body from Von Kuschelbär misses
enabling Kaunismieli to counter with a crisp jab.
Kaunismieli ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Von Kuschelbär moves away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli lands a nice shot that snaps Von Kuschelbär's head back.
Von Kuschelbär scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Von Kuschelbär throws a half hearted mid kick.
Kalervo Kaunismieli is winning the standup battle so far.
Von Kuschelbär lands with a nice body kick.
Kaunismieli scoring well with a low kick there.
Decent striking displayed by Kaunismieli there.
Kaunismieli misses with a wild body shot.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Von Kuschelbär crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Kaunismieli - the referee stops the clock and Von Kuschelbär gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Kaunismieli. Von Kuschelbär manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Kaunismieli scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Von Kuschelbär doesn't seem bothered though.
Nice shot by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Von Kuschelbär lands the left hand.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Von Kuschelbär goes for a double leg but Kaunismieli avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Kaunismieli continues to drive forward.
Kaunismieli is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Von Kuschelbär.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Von Kuschelbär cracks Kaunismieli with a good jab.
Kaunismieli avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Kaunismieli throws out a powerful jab.

Von Kuschelbär decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Von Kuschelbär winds up and cracks Kaunismieli with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Von Kuschelbär wants to take a breather but Kaunismieli is having none of it.
Kaunismieli is looking to improve his position.
Kaunismieli wants to get back to full guard but Von Kuschelbär has mounted him!
Kaunismieli really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Kaunismieli is working hard here to advance position.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kalervo Kaunismieli showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Kaunismieli 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 30:28
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 30:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Kalervo Kaunismieli!

Our winner, Kalervo Kaunismieli, 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: Syn 530 - Fusion     
Date:   Jun 16, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Pablo Escobarre and Kalervo Kaunismieli. Escobarre comes to the cage accompanied by Xzibit- Alcoholic . There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

185 cm
31
187 lbs
22 - 5 - 0
183 cm
35
192 lbs
28 - 11 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Pablo Escobarre!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Timothy Bukovac and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A jab from Kaunismieli misses.
Escobarre misses with an uppercut
and Kaunismieli counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Escobarre cracks Kaunismieli with a right hand to the side of the head.
Escobarre tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kaunismieli was well out of range. Poor timing from Escobarre.
Escobarre doesn't manage to clinch there - Kaunismieli circles away.
Escobarre stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Kaunismieli.
Escobarre 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.
Kaunismieli lands with a cross.
Kaunismieli misses with a double jab
letting Escobarre counter with a right hand.
A shot to the body from Escobarre misses
and Kaunismieli counters with a straight right hand.
Kaunismieli avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Escobarre connects with a right hand. Kaunismieli shakes it off.
A jab from Escobarre misses.
Escobarre moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Kaunismieli looks to land a right hand but Escobarre moved out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli moves into range and connects with a jab.
Escobarre misses with an uppercut
and Kaunismieli counters with a leg kick.
Escobarre misses with the combination.
Kaunismieli throws a combination that misses
and Escobarre counters with a stiff right hand.
Kaunismieli throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Escobarre uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli connects with a good right hand that stumbles Escobarre. Escobarre circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Escobarre pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Escobarre misses with a straight left.
Kaunismieli scores with a jab to the jaw.
Escobarre gets cracked there but stands up to it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kaunismieli throws a jab when Escobarre was well out of range.
Escobarre feinted with a counter takedown.
Kaunismieli throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Escobarre sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Escobarre gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Escobarre fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Escobarre takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Escobarre throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kaunismieli looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Kaunismieli is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Escobarre.
Sloppy strikes from Kaunismieli. Those never looked like landing.
Escobarre lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.

Kaunismieli darts in and clinches Escobarre up against the cage.

Kaunismieli breaks the clinch.
Escobarre throws a body shot but no joy.
Escobarre throws out a loose jab but Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kaunismieli is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Escobarre had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Kaunismieli thows a leg kick but Escobarre checks it
letting Escobarre counter with a right hand.
Kaunismieli tries to close the distance and clinch up but Escobarre swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Kaunismieli misses with a straight right.
Kaunismieli missing with a left hand there. Escobarre was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Escobarre misses with a looping right.
Kalervo Kaunismieli is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Escobarre avoids the body shot from Kaunismieli.
Escobarre shoots and misses
and Kaunismieli counters with a nice body shot.
Kaunismieli motions for Escobarre to come forward. Kaunismieli throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Escobarre.
Escobarre swings for the body but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Escobarre connects with a looping right hand.
Escobarre closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Escobarre takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Escobarre swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Kaunismieli counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Escobarre walks into a stiff left hand from Kaunismieli.
A swing and a miss from Escobarre.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kaunismieli moves out of range as Escobarre strikes.
Escobarre connects with a single shot there.
Escobarre throws a shot from downtown. Kaunismieli moves away and avoids it.
Kaunismieli throws a left and a right that both miss
and Escobarre cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Escobarre blocks a head kick by Kaunismieli.

Kaunismieli fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Escobarre, pushing him back against the cage.
Kaunismieli goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Escobarre doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Escobarre tries to throw a body punch but Kaunismieli avoids it by throwing Escobarre back against the cage.
Kaunismieli lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Escobarre backwards.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch on the inside.
Escobarre throws a head punch that misses.
Kaunismieli goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Escobarre tries to throw a body punch but Kaunismieli avoids it by throwing Escobarre back against the cage.
A short body shot lands from Kaunismieli as the two fighters clinch.
Escobarre swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kaunismieli can't find room to land a body shot as Escobarre controls the action.
Escobarre prevents a body shot from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook to the ribs.
Kaunismieli tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Escobarre's elbow.
Escobarre blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli throws a punch but it's blocked by Escobarre.
Escobarre misses with the head strike.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kaunismieli is looking to clinch but Escobarre is avoiding it.
Escobarre was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Escobarre on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Kalervo Kaunismieli seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kaunismieli throws a nice outside leg kick.
Kaunismieli catches Escobarre with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Escobarre slips a jab from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli cracks Escobarre with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.

Escobarre is rocked!
Kaunismieli throws an overhand right that drops Escobarre like a sack of potatoes! Kaunismieli dives in to finish the fight with more strikes and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:30 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Kalervo Kaunismieli!
During a confident post fight interview, Kalervo Kaunismieli thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: Syn 527 - Scorched     
Date:   May 26, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Steven Rutherford and Kalervo Kaunismieli. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

183 cm
31
184 lbs
29 - 6 - 2
183 cm
35
192 lbs
28 - 10 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 6 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Frank Antenori and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kaunismieli looks to land a left hand but Rutherford moved out of range nicely.
Rutherford takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Rutherford connects with an inside leg kick.
Kaunismieli takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Kaunismieli ducks under a wild hook from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.
Nice defenses there by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli misses with a wild body shot.
Nice cross by Rutherford.
Rutherford is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Kaunismieli throws a low kick, looking for Rutherford's leg but Rutherford calmly moves out of range.
Rutherford connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Kaunismieli's hands.
Kaunismieli 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.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford misses with a series of wild punches.
Rutherford connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Kaunismieli momentarily.
Kaunismieli throws a jab but it's blocked by Rutherford.
Kaunismieli connects with a solid leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford throws out a loose jab but Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kaunismieli misses with a kick to the body
and Rutherford counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli moves out of range of the strikes.
Kaunismieli swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Rutherford fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Kaunismieli is out of range.
Rutherford tries to land a front kick but Kaunismieli steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
A little jabbing left from Kaunismieli on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Rutherford chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.
Rutherford throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kaunismieli sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kaunismieli swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Kaunismieli looks to score with a jab to the body but Rutherford is just out of range.
Rutherford lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Rutherford lands a nice shot that snaps Kaunismieli's head back.
Rutherford lands a body shot.
Rutherford slips a jab and a cross from Kaunismieli.

Kaunismieli moves into the clinch.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kaunismieli misses with a shot to the kidneys.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice body punch from Kaunismieli - that landed with a thud.
Rutherford working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Good body shot from Kaunismieli.
I was talking to Rutherford's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Still in the clinch, Kaunismieli scores with a nice short uppercut.
Kaunismieli throws a head punch that misses.
Kaunismieli gets through Rutherford's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Kaunismieli lands with a light punch inside.
Rutherford cracks Kaunismieli with a nice body shot.
Kaunismieli lands a hook to the side of the head.
A short right from Kaunismieli on the inside.
Good body shot from Rutherford.
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Rutherford avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage.
Rutherford throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Kaunismielis head.
Kaunismieli scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Kaunismieli lands with a short shot to the head.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Kaunismieli blocking some punches.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch to the body.

Rutherford manages to break the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch but Rutherford is having none of it.
Kaunismieli throws a jab when Rutherford was well out of range.
Kaunismieli misses with a straight left.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Rutherford takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Rutherford checks a low kick from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rutherford's sensitive parts.

Kaunismieli closes the distance and clinches.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford lands a body shot in the clinch.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kaunismieli lands with a left to the head.
Rutherford blocks an uppercut.

Rutherford's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Rutherford misses with a hook. Kaunismieli ducked under it nicely.
The fight stays on the outside here - Kaunismieli looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rutherford misses with a lunging right hand
and Kaunismieli counters with a stiff right hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kaunismieli sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kaunismieli misses the shot to the body.
Kaunismieli throws a low kick but it's checked well by Rutherford.

Kaunismieli pushes Rutherford up against the cage in a clinch.
Kaunismieli tries to work over Rutherford's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
Kaunismieli fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A body shot lands from Kaunismieli.
Rutherford tries to work over Kaunismieli's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kaunismieli lands on the inside with an uppercut.

Kaunismieli pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rutherford lands with an overhand left.
Rutherford lands a really nice looking cross but Kaunismieli seems unphased.
Steven Rutherford seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rutherford fakes the leg kick and cracks Kaunismieli in the body.
Rutherford misses with the combination.
Kaunismieli tries to counter with a clinch but Rutherford shakes him off and moves away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Good shot there by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli throws a low kick, looking for Rutherford's leg but Rutherford calmly moves out of range.
Rutherford throws a jab but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli misses the jab.
Rutherford works Kaunismieli's body with a nice hook.
Rutherford jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Kaunismieli misses with a jab, cross combination.
Rutherford misses with a few strikes there.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.
A jab from Rutherford finds it's way through Kaunismieli's defenses.
Rutherford throws a half hearted mid kick.
Kaunismieli doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A jab from Kaunismieli finds it's way through Rutherford's defenses.
Kaunismieli showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Rutherford.
Rutherford looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Rutherford drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kaunismieli has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Rutherford.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford lands a nice leg kick that just misses Kaunismieli's sensitive parts.
Kaunismieli is looking to chop away at Rutherford's legs.
Kaunismieli takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
An inside leg kick from Rutherford misses.
Rutherford pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A low kick from Rutherford misses
and Kaunismieli counters with a low kick, right behind Rutherford 's knee.
Kaunismieli connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Rutherford throws a hook but Kaunismieli blocks it.
Rutherford lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Kaunismieli throws a low kick but Rutherford avoids it.
Rutherford throws a half hearted mid kick.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Rutherford, right into the meat.
A bone on bone clash there as Rutherford blocks the leg kick.
Kaunismieli throws a hook but Rutherford avoids it easily.
Kaunismieli waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rutherford.
Kaunismieli rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Rutherford connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A left lands for Kaunismieli.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Rutherford misses the target.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but Kaunismieli moved away.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A nice inside leg kick there by Kaunismieli. That's going to slow Rutherford down.
A telegraphed right hand from Rutherford misses the target.
An inside leg kick lands from Rutherford.
A leg kick checked by Kaunismieli.
Rutherford throws a nice inside leg kick.
Rutherford connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Nice defenses there by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli misses with a shot to the body
and Rutherford counters with a straight right hand.
Kaunismieli scores with a nice strike.
Kaunismieli ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rutherford jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A nice leg kick lands there from Kaunismieli.
Rutherford looks to land a left hand but Kaunismieli moved out of range nicely.
Rutherford lands with a nice body punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rutherford looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
Rutherford keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Kaunismieli.
A good leg kick by Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a body kick that misses.
Rutherford displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kaunismieli throws out the jab.
Steven Rutherford is winning the standup battle so far.
Kaunismieli fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Rutherford is out of range.
Kaunismieli jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rutherford fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kaunismieli manages to avoid it.
Kaunismieli throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Kaunismieli keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rutherford throws a body punch but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Kaunismieli wants to counter with a clinch but Rutherford pushes him away.
Kaunismieli scores with a kick to the midsection.
Rutherford throws a looping overhand right but Kaunismieli ducks down to avoid it.
Rutherford misses with a head kick.
A little jabbing left from Kaunismieli on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Kaunismieli is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rutherford.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a wild body shot.
Kaunismieli throws a body shot but no joy.
A decent looking cross lands there for Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut
and Kaunismieli counters with a leg kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford moves out of range of the body kick from Kaunismieli.
Rutherford pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Kaunismieli is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Kaunismieli throws a shot from downtown. Rutherford moves away and avoids it.
Kaunismieli looks to throw the jab but Rutherford is out of range.
Kaunismieli throws a looping overhand right but Rutherford ducks down to avoid it.
Rutherford throws a hook but Kaunismieli avoids it easily.
Kaunismieli tries to counter by closing the distance.
Kaunismieli lands a slapping body shot.
Rutherford looks to land a right hand but Kaunismieli moved out of range.
Kaunismieli throws a counter combo.
Rutherford takes a swing at Kaunismieli's ribcage but misses.
Rutherford slips under a jab.
Rutherford just misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford loads up on a big right hand but Kaunismieli slips the punch.
Kaunismieli dips to his left and cracks Rutherford with an uppercut!
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 Steven Rutherford will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!


Rutherford throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Kaunismieli keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rutherford.
A big left from Kaunismieli misses.
Rutherford swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Rutherford throws an off balance right hand

and Kaunismieli counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Kaunismieli avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A shot in the inside from Kaunismieli.
A head punch on the inside from Kaunismieli fails to land.

Rutherford manages to break the clinch.
Rutherford circles away from the clinch attempt.
Kaunismieli blocks a head kick by Rutherford.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford scores with a three punch combo!
A punch combination from Kaunismieli misses.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch up but Rutherford circles away and keeps his distance.
Kaunismieli throws a body shot but no joy.
Rutherford pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli wants to clinch up but Rutherford keeps it at a distance.
Rutherford looks to throw the jab but Kaunismieli is out of range.
Rutherford throws a body punch but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Kaunismieli swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Rutherford blocks a jab.
Rutherford is looking to counter the offense by Kaunismieli and move into the clinch.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut.
Kaunismieli takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Kaunismieli looks to land a left hand but Rutherford moved out of range nicely.
Kaunismieli swings for the body but Rutherford moves out of range.
Rutherford throws the left hand but Kaunismieli avoids the punch easily.
Rutherford tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Kaunismieli paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Kaunismieli swings for the body but Rutherford moves out of range.
As Kaunismieli tries to get set, Rutherford tries to push him back and clinch up but Kaunismieli manages to avoid the attempt.
Rutherford misses with a body shot.
Rutherford throws a jab but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Kaunismieli throws a nice inside leg kick.
Rutherford lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Rutherford throws a nice inside leg kick.
Kaunismieli ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford throws a lazy uppercut
and Kaunismieli counters with a stiff right hand.
Rutherford fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A jab from Rutherford misses.
Kaunismieli misses with a straight left.
Rutherford works Kaunismieli's body with a nice hook.
Kaunismieli steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
Rutherford doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Kaunismieli misses the body punch
and Rutherford counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A head kick from Rutherford lands but Kaunismieli takes it in his stride.
Rutherford takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Kaunismieli feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Rutherford's calf.
Rutherford swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Kaunismieli.
Rutherford misses with a looping left.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook.
The crowd cheers as Kaunismieli lands an impressive looking overhand right. Rutherford doesn't seem phased though.
Kaunismieli swings away with a body shot that misses
and Rutherford counters with a slapping leg kick.
Rutherford throws a jab but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Nice cross by Rutherford.
Kaunismieli connects with an inside leg kick.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.
Rutherford avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Kaunismieli wants to slow Rutherford down by chopping away at his legs.
Rutherford tries to land a front kick but Kaunismieli steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Rutherford lands a leg kick that knocks Kaunismieli off balance momentarily.
Kaunismieli wants to clinch up but Rutherford keeps it at a distance.
Kaunismieli lands a really nice looking cross but Rutherford seems unphased.
Rutherford throws out a leg kick but Kaunismieli moves out of range and Rutherford only half commits.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A chopping leg kick lands by Kaunismieli.
Rutherford thows a leg kick but Kaunismieli checks it
and Kaunismieli counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rutherford misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kaunismieli lands a right hook to the body.
Rutherford checks a leg kick.
Rutherford throws a leg kick
enabling Kaunismieli to counter with a crisp jab.
Rutherford cracks the inside of Kaunismieli's front leg.
Rutherford dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Kaunismieli takes a kick to the side of the head.
Nice shot by Kaunismieli.
An inside leg kick lands from Rutherford.
Rutherford moves away from the strike by Kaunismieli.
Rutherford quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Kaunismieli thuds his right hand into Rutherford's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rutherford tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Kaunismieli manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Rutherford looks for the body kick but Kaunismieli saw that one coming.

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 Steven Rutherford.
I think Rutherford 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 29:28
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Steven Rutherford!

An out of breath and clearly excited Steven Rutherford thanked Reaper Combatwear for their help and support (and free stuff they sent him).
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Event: Syn 522 - Melee     
Date:   Apr 28, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Kalervo Kaunismieli and Arturo Atunes. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

183 cm
34
192 lbs
27 - 10 - 1
185 cm
32
191 lbs
31 - 17 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 17 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Arturo Atunes!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Percy O'Donnell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kaunismieli misses with a hook
and Atunes counters with a nice body kick.
Atunes missing with a left hand there. Kaunismieli was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kaunismieli displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Atunes throws out the jab.
Kaunismieli lands with an overhand left.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Atunes.
A chopping leg kick lands by Atunes.
Kaunismieli scores with a one two! Atunes had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Atunes motions for Kaunismieli to come forward. Atunes throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Atunes is looking to score with low kicks.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Atunes blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A nice right hand lands inside from Kaunismieli.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kaunismieli working aggressively here.
Atunes lands a left hand.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Atunes misses with some punches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Atunes will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Kaunismieli up against the cage.
Kaunismieli misses with the head strike.

Atunes manages to break the clinch.
Kaunismieli ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A swing and a miss from Kaunismieli.
Atunes blocks a jab.
Atunes has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Kaunismieli fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Atunes manages to avoid it.
Kaunismieli ducks right into an uppercut from Atunes.
Kaunismieli cracks Atunes with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Kaunismieli lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
A lazy left from Atunes finds it's target.
Kaunismieli avoids a kick to the body.
It looked like Kaunismieli was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Atunes misses with a looping left.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook to the body
and Atunes counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Atunes scores with a shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Atunes looks to score with a jab to the body but Kaunismieli is just out of range.
Atunes fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Kaunismieli seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
A swing and a miss from Kaunismieli.
Nice uppercut lands for Atunes. That snapped Kaunismieli's head back.
Atunes fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kaunismieli manages to avoid it.
Kaunismieli appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Kaunismieli looks to land a right hand but Atunes moved out of range.
Kaunismieli takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Kaunismieli throws a leg kick which misses Atunes's front leg but catches the back leg as Atunes tries to avoid it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Atunes. Kaunismieli does a little dance to reset his feet.
Atunes swings for the body but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Atunes.
Kaunismieli throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Atunes checks a low kick from Kaunismieli.
Atunes misses with a body punch
and Kaunismieli counters with a thumping low kick.

Kaunismieli takes the fight into the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli can't find room to land a body shot as Atunes controls the action.
Kaunismieli throws a head punch that misses.
Atunes blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Atunes misses with a punch to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Atunes.

Atunes breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Kaunismieli feints and then cracks Atunes's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Atunes down.
Atunes slips under a jab.
Atunes looks to score with a jab to the body but Kaunismieli is just out of range.
Kaunismieli moves out of range of the body kick.
Atunes finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Kaunismieli throws a body shot but no joy.
Kaunismieli missing with a left hand there. Atunes was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kaunismieli swings away with a body shot that misses
and Atunes counters with a stiff right hand.
Kaunismieli scores with a hook.
Kaunismieli loads up on a big right hand but Atunes slips the punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A nice inside leg kick there by Kaunismieli. That's going to slow Atunes down.
A looping hook to the body misses from Atunes. Kaunismieli does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kaunismieli lands with a straight right. Atunes didn't see that one coming.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Atunes tried to score with a low kick but Kaunismieli checks it.
Kaunismieli misses with an uppercut. Atunes saw that one coming.
Atunes throws a shot to the body.
Atunes blocks a jab.
Kaunismieli wants to clinch.
Atunes throws out a counter right but Kaunismieli avoids it with no problem.
Atunes is looking to land body kicks.
Kaunismieli fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Atunes manages to avoid it.
Kaunismieli takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Atunes looks for the body kick but Kaunismieli saw that one coming.
Atunes lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
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 Kalervo Kaunismieli will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Atunes tries a low kick but Kaunismieli avoids it.
Kaunismieli stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Atunes uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kaunismieli.
Atunes throws a body punch but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Atunes avoids the body shot from Kaunismieli.
Atunes dips to his left and cracks Kaunismieli with an uppercut!
Kaunismieli takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Atunes is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Kaunismieli scores with a hook to the body. Atunes takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Kaunismieli tries to bum rush Atunes with a series of wild strikes but Atunes uses good footwork to avoid the assault.

Kaunismieli moves into range and clinches up with Atunes.
Atunes stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch on the inside.
Atunes gets through Kaunismieli's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Atunes softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Kaunismieli lands a body punch in the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli digs a right hand underneath Atunes's ribcage. Atunes let out a lung full of air as it connected.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Atunes.
Atunes working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kaunismieli.
Atunes has Kaunismieli pushed against the cage.
Kaunismieli lands with a light punch inside.
Kaunismieli working aggressively here.
A short left from Kaunismieli.
Atunes looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Kaunismieli digs a right hand underneath Atunes's ribcage. Atunes let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Kaunismieli presses Atunes against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
A short right from Kaunismieli.
A body shot lands from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A short uppercut from Kaunismieli.
Atunes prevents a body shot from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli tries a body shot but Atunes blocks it.
Kaunismieli tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kaunismieli lands a right hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Atunes can't find room to land a body shot as Kaunismieli controls the action.
Kaunismieli throws a head punch that misses.
Nice body punch from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Atunes avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage.
Kaunismieli struggles to land a body shot inside as Atunes controls his hands.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook to the ribs.
Atunes struggles to land a body shot inside as Kaunismieli controls his hands.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook to the ribs.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Kaunismieli keeps control of Atunes as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Atunes wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Atunes wants to stall.
A short left from Kaunismieli.
Kalervo Kaunismieli has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Kaunismieli blocks a body shot from Atunes.
Kaunismieli lands a left hand.
Atunes tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kaunismieli's elbow.
Kaunismieli blocks an uppercut.
Nice body punch from Kaunismieli.
Atunes is breathing heavily.
Kaunismieli fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Kaunismieli tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Atunes avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage.
Atunes's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Kaunismieli struggles to land a body shot inside as Atunes controls his hands.
Kaunismieli lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Atunes.
Kaunismieli softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Kaunismieli cracks Atunes with a nice body shot.
Kaunismieli doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A right handed body shot lands from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Atunes can do to turn this around?
Kaunismieli is stalling here.
Kaunismieli pushes Atunes back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli lands a left hand.
Kaunismieli can't find room to land a body shot as Atunes controls the action.
Kaunismieli lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Kaunismieli lands with a good tight uppercut 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!
A short right from Kaunismieli on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli misses with the head strike.
Atunes is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Kaunismieli is defending well.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook from the clinch.
Atunes tries to throw a body punch but Kaunismieli avoids it by throwing Atunes back against the cage.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with an uppercut but Atunes uses good head movement to avoid it.
Atunes is trying to break the clinch but Kaunismieli is controlling him.
Kaunismieli scores with a shoulder strike.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with an uppercut but Atunes uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kaunismieli stalling in the clinch.
Kaunismieli lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A head punch on the inside from Atunes fails to land.
Atunes wants a takedown but no success here.
Kaunismieli tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kaunismieli tries to work over Atunes's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Atunes tries to score a body lock takedown but Kaunismieli shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Kalervo Kaunismieli has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Arturo Atunes.
Atunes blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Atunes takes a shot to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Kalervo Kaunismieli 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.


Atunes thows a leg kick but Kaunismieli checks it
and Kaunismieli counters with a stiff right hand.
A lazy left from Kaunismieli finds it's target.
Atunes fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kaunismieli manages to avoid it.
Kaunismieli scores with a sloppy right hand. Atunes should have avoided that one.
Kaunismieli steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Atunes.
Kaunismieli fires out a quick counter leg kick but Atunes just manages to avoid it.
Atunes lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Kaunismieli circles away quickly and effectively.
Kaunismieli stuns Atunes with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Atunes thuds a left hand into Kaunismieli's body.
Atunes jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kaunismieli takes a swing at Atunes's ribcage but misses.
Atunes misses with a body shot.
Nice body punch from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli is looking to clinch.
Atunes appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Atunes is looking to score with low kicks.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Atunes misses with a low kick.
Kaunismieli swings for the body but Atunes moves out of range.
Kaunismieli fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Atunes looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Atunes takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Kaunismieli throws a good cross that connects.
Kaunismieli scores with a nice head shot.
Atunes scores with a hook to the body. Kaunismieli takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Kaunismieli is looking to clinch.
Atunes takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Atunes throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
As Atunes tries to get set, Kaunismieli tries to push him back and clinch up but Atunes manages to avoid the attempt.
Atunes scores with a jab to the body.
Atunes is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Kaunismieli rather than just go for the knockout.
Kaunismieli chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Atunes can pounce on him.
Atunes connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch up.
Nice uppercut there from Kaunismieli.
Arturo Atunes has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kaunismieli uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Atunes.
Kaunismieli lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Atunes at a distance.
Kalervo Kaunismieli is winning the standup battle so far.
Atunes looks to throw the jab but Kaunismieli is out of range.
Atunes lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Kaunismieli looks to land a combination. Atunes sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Kaunismieli avoids a kick to the body.
Atunes misses with a body kick.
Kaunismieli ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Nice shot by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Atunes throws a leg kick that is checked
and Kaunismieli counters with a flying knee. Nice.
Atunes looks to throw the jab but Kaunismieli is out of range.

Kaunismieli closes the distance and pushes Atunes back into the cage.
Atunes has Kaunismieli pressed against the cage.
Kaunismieli tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kalervo Kaunismieli is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Atunes is working for takedown but Kaunismieli is calmly controlling the position for now.
Kaunismieli lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Atunes misses with a short punch on the inside.

Atunes breaks from the clinch.
Atunes is looking to score with low kicks.
Atunes swings widly with a right hand
and Kaunismieli counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Jab from Kaunismieli.
Atunes is looking to land body kicks.
Kaunismieli moves out of range of the body kick from Atunes.
It looked like Kaunismieli wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Atunes checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Kaunismieli misses with a jab, cross combination.
Atunes misses the jab.
Donk. Kaunismieli catches Atunes right on the button with a cross.
Kaunismieli connects with a crisp jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli wants to clinch.
Atunes throws a big shot that misses.
Atunes throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Kaunismieli smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Atunes is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Kaunismieli.
Atunes has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Kaunismieli finds it's way round the side to connect with Atunes's head.
Atunes's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Kaunismieli connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Atunes scrambles back to his feet.
Atunes throws a leg kick
and Kaunismieli counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Kaunismieli takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Kaunismieli doesn't manage to clinch there - Atunes circles away.
Atunes throws a hook but Kaunismieli avoids it easily.
The crowd cheers as Kaunismieli lands an impressive looking overhand right. Atunes doesn't seem phased though.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kalervo Kaunismieli showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Kaunismieli 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 30:27
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 30:27
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Kalervo Kaunismieli!

An out of breath Kalervo Kaunismieli thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
Arturo Atunes spoke after the fight, saying 'Career is fucked now. '.
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Event: SYN 517 - Hoshino vs Lil wayne     
Date:   Apr 02, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Kalervo Kaunismieli and Friedrich Von Kuschelbär. Von Kuschelbär has chosen Erasure - Always as his entrance music. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

183 cm
34
192 lbs
26 - 10 - 1
183 cm
28
193 lbs
28 - 11 - 2
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 middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 11 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Friedrich Von Kuschelbär!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, Richard Clark and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kaunismieli lands a body shot.
Von Kuschelbär turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Kaunismieli throws a body punch but Von Kuschelbär moves out of range.
Kaunismieli throws a body shot but no joy.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kaunismieli. Von Kuschelbär does a little dance to reset his feet.
Von Kuschelbär throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
It looked like Kaunismieli was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Von Kuschelbär.
A nice inside leg kick there by Kaunismieli. That's going to slow Von Kuschelbär down.
Von Kuschelbär ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.
Von Kuschelbär tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Von Kuschelbär scores with a nice head shot.
Von Kuschelbär bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Kaunismieli misses with a leg kick

so Von Kuschelbär counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Kaunismieli working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Von Kuschelbär has passed into half guard!
Von Kuschelbär scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Kaunismieli is controlling Von Kuschelbär's trapped leg to prevent Von Kuschelbär from advancing to side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Kaunismieli looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Kaunismieli is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Von Kuschelbär scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Kaunismieli is looking to control Von Kuschelbär's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Kaunismieli avoid being mounted?
Kaunismieli is staying active underneath Von Kuschelbär, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Von Kuschelbär looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Kaunismieli with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Von Kuschelbär tries to pass the half guard into mount. Kaunismieli knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Von Kuschelbär winds up and cracks Kaunismieli with a swinging punch to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Von Kuschelbär lands a nice short elbow.
Kaunismieli is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Von Kuschelbär lands with a punch from half guard.
Kaunismieli trying to keep hold of his opponent's head but Von Kuschelbär manages to pass to mount!
Kaunismieli is looking to get to half guard.
Kaunismieli tries to hold on but Von Kuschelbär postures up.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Von Kuschelbär lands a big shot there that rocks Kaunismieli but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
Kaunismieli is in a horrible position here. Von Kuschelbär smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli is in a horrible position here. Von Kuschelbär smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Kaunismieli is wriggling around trying to escape.
Von Kuschelbär punishing his opponent with strikes.
Von Kuschelbär looking to control but Kaunismieli is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Kaunismieli tries to lock up and control but Von Kuschelbär gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Von Kuschelbär in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
Kaunismieli tries to hold on but Von Kuschelbär postures up.
Kaunismieli is bucking up trying to escape but Von Kuschelbär cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
Kaunismieli keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Von Kuschelbär scoring with strikes but Kaunismieli is staying in there.
Kaunismieli keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Von Kuschelbär lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
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!
Kaunismieli tries to lock up and control but Von Kuschelbär gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Kaunismieli tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Kaunismieli bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Kaunismieli stopping the sweep attempt from Von Kuschelbär.
Kaunismieli pushes down on Von Kuschelbär's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Kaunismieli wants to advance to full mount but Von Kuschelbär doesn't think that's going to happen and regains full guard instead.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Von Kuschelbär moves out of range as Kaunismieli throws a body kick.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Von Kuschelbär! But no joy.
Von Kuschelbär lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Kaunismieli slips under a jab from Von Kuschelbär.
Von Kuschelbär scores with a jab.
Von Kuschelbär has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Von Kuschelbär bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Kaunismieli lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Von Kuschelbär fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kaunismieli manages to avoid it.
Von Kuschelbär uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli throws a leg kick that misses.
Von Kuschelbär misses with a few strikes there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kaunismieli slips under a jab.
Kaunismieli throws out a leg kick but Von Kuschelbär moves out of range and Kaunismieli only half commits.
Von Kuschelbär takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Kaunismieli scores with a jab. Von Kuschelbär acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Kaunismieli fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Von Kuschelbär manages to avoid it.
Von Kuschelbär looks like he wants to counter punch here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Von Kuschelbär ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kaunismieli moves away.
Kaunismieli is looking to wear down Von Kuschelbär with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Von Kuschelbär is looking to clinch.
Von Kuschelbär blocks a low kick nicely.
Von Kuschelbär swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Von Kuschelbär stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Kaunismieli throws a shot from downtown. Von Kuschelbär moves away and avoids it.
Kaunismieli takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch up but Von Kuschelbär circles away and keeps his distance.
Kaunismieli moves out of range of the leg kick from Von Kuschelbär.
Kaunismieli missing with a left hand there. Von Kuschelbär was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kaunismieli takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Kaunismieli waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Von Kuschelbär.
Kaunismieli looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Von Kuschelbär with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Kaunismieli to score with a decent uppercut.
Von Kuschelbär moves out of range of the strikes.
Von Kuschelbär was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Kaunismieli misses with a lunging right hand
and Kaunismieli takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Von Kuschelbär thuds his right hand into Kaunismieli's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Kaunismieli misses with a body shot.
Von Kuschelbär misses with a body kick.
Kaunismieli throws out a loose jab but Von Kuschelbär uses good head movement to avoid it.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nice shot by Von Kuschelbär.
A telegraphed right hand from Von Kuschelbär misses the target.
Kaunismieli throws a series of punches but Von Kuschelbär avoids them all with ease.
Good leg kick by Kaunismieli there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Von Kuschelbär shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Kaunismieli as he avoids it easily.
Kaunismieli misses with a straight right.
Kalervo Kaunismieli is winning the standup battle so far.
Von Kuschelbär throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Von Kuschelbär slips a straight right by Kaunismieli.
Von Kuschelbär on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Kaunismieli tries to land a leg kick but Von Kuschelbär saw it coming and moves away.
A slow jab from Von Kuschelbär misses its intended target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Von Kuschelbär misses with a straight left.
Kaunismieli throws an overhand right that lands on Von Kuschelbär's shoulder, as Von Kuschelbär tries to avoid the shot.
Von Kuschelbär swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Von Kuschelbär misses with a low kick as Kaunismieli jumps back.
Kaunismieli is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Kaunismieli throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Von Kuschelbär with the counter takedown but Kaunismieli avoids it easily.
Von Kuschelbär listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Von Kuschelbär tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Von Kuschelbär shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Kaunismieli as he jumps to the side.
Von Kuschelbär throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Jab, jab by Kaunismieli - just one landing.
A telegraphed right hand from Kaunismieli misses the target.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kaunismieli. Von Kuschelbär does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kaunismieli tests Von Kuschelbär's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Kaunismieli cracks a nice hook into Von Kuschelbär's ribs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Von Kuschelbär wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Kalervo Kaunismieli is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kaunismieli misses with a looping right.
Kaunismieli jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Von Kuschelbär pivots, looking for a leg kick but Kaunismieli is out of range and Von Kuschelbär settles back down.
Kaunismieli swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Von Kuschelbär lands with a right hand.
Von Kuschelbär fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Kaunismieli has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
A jab from Kaunismieli misses.
Kaunismieli connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Von Kuschelbär keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Von Kuschelbär tries to score with a low kick but Kaunismieli moves his leg out of the way.
Von Kuschelbär tries to close the distance and clinch but Kaunismieli swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kaunismieli. Von Kuschelbär does a little dance to reset his feet.
Von Kuschelbär bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
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 Kalervo Kaunismieli will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!


Von Kuschelbär dives in for a single leg takedown but Kaunismieli sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Von Kuschelbär misses with an uppercut. Kaunismieli saw that one coming.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Von Kuschelbär is defended easily by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli throws a body punch but Von Kuschelbär moves out of range.
Kaunismieli scoring well with a low kick there.
Kaunismieli lands a lovely overhand right.
Kaunismieli cracks Von Kuschelbär with a good jab.
Decent striking displayed by Von Kuschelbär there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kaunismieli just misses with a punch to the body.
Von Kuschelbär has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Von Kuschelbär buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Von Kuschelbär misses with a takedown attempt
and Kaunismieli counters with a thumping low kick.
Kalervo Kaunismieli has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Friedrich Von Kuschelbär.

Von Kuschelbär moves into range and clinches up with Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with an uppercut but Von Kuschelbär uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A right hook to the body lands for Kaunismieli.
A right handed body shot lands from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Von Kuschelbärs head.
Von Kuschelbär tries to work over Kaunismieli's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kaunismieli goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Von Kuschelbär scores with a shot to the side of Kaunismieli's head.

Kaunismieli manages to break the clinch.
Kaunismieli uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Von Kuschelbär.
Kaunismieli appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Von Kuschelbär connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Kaunismieli throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kaunismieli moves out of range of the strikes.
Von Kuschelbär just misses with a punch to the body.
Kaunismieli fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Von Kuschelbär manages to avoid it.
Von Kuschelbär misses with a hook to the body
letting Kaunismieli counter with a right hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Von Kuschelbär moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Kaunismieli lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Von Kuschelbär circles away quickly and effectively.
Decent striking displayed by Von Kuschelbär there.
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!

Von Kuschelbär moves into the clinch.
A left hand lands to the body for Von Kuschelbär.
Kaunismieli is trying to maintain a safe position but Von Kuschelbär gets an underhook and turns Kaunismieli into the cage.
Kaunismieli doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Kaunismieli goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kaunismieli doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Von Kuschelbär tries to work over Kaunismieli's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A short right from Kaunismieli.
Von Kuschelbär throws a head punch that misses.
Von Kuschelbär throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Kaunismielis head.

Von Kuschelbär pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Kaunismieli connects with a looping right hand.
Nice defenses there by Von Kuschelbär.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Von Kuschelbär is looking to land body kicks.
Von Kuschelbär misses the jab.
Kaunismieli lands with a thumping leg kick.
Von Kuschelbär looks to score with a jab to the body but Kaunismieli is just out of range.
Kaunismieli fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Von Kuschelbär on the side of the head.
Kaunismieli connects with a right hand. Von Kuschelbär shakes it off.
Von Kuschelbär closes the distance looking to clinch
and Kaunismieli counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Von Kuschelbär throws a solid leg kick but Kaunismieli takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Von Kuschelbär.
An attempted straight right counter from Kaunismieli misses the target.
Kaunismieli throws a hook but Von Kuschelbär avoids it easily.
Von Kuschelbär thumps Kaunismieli with a low kick.
Von Kuschelbär misses with a looping right.
Von Kuschelbär misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kaunismieli.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli lands with a hook. Von Kuschelbär tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch but Von Kuschelbär is having none of it.
Kaunismieli is looking to score with low kicks.
Von Kuschelbär is looking to land body kicks.
Von Kuschelbär uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kaunismieli.
A head kick misses from Kaunismieli.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Von Kuschelbär uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kaunismieli.
Von Kuschelbär misses with a low kick as Kaunismieli jumps back.
Kaunismieli throws out a loose jab but Von Kuschelbär uses good head movement to avoid it.
Von Kuschelbär feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Kaunismieli's calf.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kaunismieli misses with a looping right.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Von Kuschelbär.
Kaunismieli throws a hook but Von Kuschelbär blocks it.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kalervo Kaunismieli showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Kaunismieli 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 Paul Tew scores the fight 29:28
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 29:28
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Kalervo Kaunismieli!

Our winner, Kalervo Kaunismieli, 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: SYN 514 - Wein vs Perala     
Date:   Mar 22, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Arturo Atunes and Kalervo Kaunismieli. Arturo Atunes is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples... Tweaking his own nipples that is.

185 cm
32
191 lbs
30 - 16 - 1
183 cm
34
192 lbs
25 - 10 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 16 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Arturo Atunes!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, Colin Fotheringham and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Atunes digs a good hook to Kaunismieli's body.
Kaunismieli throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Atunes stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Kaunismieli moves out of range as Atunes throws a body kick.

Kaunismieli moves into the clinch.
Kaunismieli is working Atunes over against the cage.
Kaunismieli working aggressively here.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Atunes.
Atunes misses with a body punch.
Kaunismieli is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Kaunismieli lands a body punch in the clinch.
Kaunismieli lands a body shot in the clinch.
Atunes swings wildly with an uppercut but Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kaunismieli lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
A right hand to the body from Atunes.
Kaunismieli lands a hook that snaps the head of Atunes backwards.
Kaunismieli takes a 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!
Atunes lands with a light punch inside.
Atunes working aggressively here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Kaunismieli tries to pull guard but Atunes forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Atunes makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Kaunismieli lands with a light punch inside.
Atunes wants to stall.
Kaunismieli lands a body punch.
Atunes lands a body punch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Kaunismieli.
A shot in the inside from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Atunes seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Kaunismieli can turn it around.
A short right from Atunes.
Nice body punch from Kaunismieli.
Atunes blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Atunes.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kaunismieli stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A hook to the body from Kaunismieli.
Atunes is breathing heavily.
Atunes tries to throw a body punch but Kaunismieli avoids it by throwing Atunes back against the cage.
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Atunes avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage.
Atunes tries to throw a body punch but Kaunismieli avoids it by throwing Atunes back against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Atunes misses with a short punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli is working Atunes over against the cage.

Kaunismieli breaks the clinch.
Kaunismieli checks the leg kick nicely there.
Atunes thuds his right hand into Kaunismieli's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Kaunismieli keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Kaunismieli looks to score with a jab to the body but Atunes is just out of range.
It looked like Atunes was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Kaunismieli.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Atunes crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Kaunismieli - the referee stops the clock and Atunes gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Kaunismieli. Atunes manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Kaunismieli takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Kaunismieli lands a nice shot that snaps Atunes's head back.
Kaunismieli swings for the body but Atunes moves out of range.
Atunes displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kaunismieli throws out the jab.
Atunes throws a body punch but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
A low kick from Atunes misses
and Kaunismieli counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Atunes misses with a low kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Atunes connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Atunes loads up on a big right hand but Kaunismieli slips the punch.
Kaunismieli tries to counter by closing the distance.
Kaunismieli doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Atunes seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Kaunismieli misses with a series of wild punches.

Kaunismieli clinches with his opponent.
Kaunismieli blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Atunes lands a right hand.
Atunes tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kaunismieli blocks a body shot from Atunes.
Atunes letting Kaunismieli take a breather here.

Kaunismieli breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Atunes fails with an attempt to clinch.
Atunes looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Atunes misses with an attempted mid kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Atunes uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Atunes.
Atunes throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Atunes misses with a two punch combination.
Atunes stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Kaunismieli.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kaunismieli staying out of range there.
Kaunismieli lands with a shot to the body.
Atunes takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Kaunismieli scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Atunes doesn't seem bothered though.
Some bone on bone action there as Kaunismieli checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Atunes drops his hands momentarily and Kaunismieli takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Kaunismieli connects with a body shot that sends Atunes's belly button to the back.
Atunes misses with a leg kick
and Kaunismieli counters with a lovely straight right hand!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kaunismieli connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Atunes's hands.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Atunes displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kaunismieli throws out the jab.
Atunes seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Kaunismieli lunges at Atunes with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Atunes's hand.
Atunes takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Kaunismieli lands with a thumping leg kick.
Kalervo Kaunismieli seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Kaunismieli looks to throw the jab but Atunes is out of range.
Kaunismieli checks a leg kick.
Atunes avoids a punch combination nicely.
Atunes looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Atunes throws out a loose jab but Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid it.
A nice side step and Kaunismieli releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Atunes ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kaunismieli stuns Atunes with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Kaunismieli blocks a jab.
Kaunismieli now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Atunes on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Kaunismieli moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Atunes throws a nice inside leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Atunes swings wildly with a couple of big hooks

and Kaunismieli moves into the clinch.
Atunes tries to throw a body punch but Kaunismieli avoids it by throwing Atunes back against the cage.
Atunes looking to slow down the pace here.
Kaunismieli lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Atunes is looking to control Kaunismieli's arms but Kaunismieli gets an underhook and turns him. Now Atunes has his back to the cage.
Atunes trying to control the position but instead, Kaunismieli has worked for underhooks and has pushed Atunes into the cage.

Kaunismieli decides to pull guard.

Kaunismieli throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

Kaunismieli is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Atunes content to stall in guard here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli working a defensive guard here.

Kaunismieli had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Atunes defends it easily.

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

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.

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

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Kaunismieli trying to control the position.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Kaunismieli is on top in guard.

Kaunismieli trying to control the position from guard on top but Atunes is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Atunes keeping full guard, as Kaunismieli tries to pass.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Atunes keeping moving, preventing Kaunismieli from controlling successfully.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Kalervo Kaunismieli showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! And we move into the final round!


Kaunismieli just misses with a punch to the body.
Atunes throws a lazy right hand but Kaunismieli sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Kaunismieli scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Kaunismieli throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Kaunismieli steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Atunes.
Atunes backing away here, and Kaunismieli unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Kaunismieli connects with a body shot.

Kaunismieli clinches up against the cage.
Kaunismieli lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Atunes.
Atunes wants to stall.
A nice right hand lands inside from Kaunismieli.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Kaunismieli.
A short uppercut from Kaunismieli.
Atunes tries to work over Kaunismieli's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Atunes misses with a punch to the body.
Atunes lands a shoulder strike.
Kaunismieli cracks Atunes with a nice body shot.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A right hook to the body lands for Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Kaunismieli scores with a hook to the body.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Kaunismieli creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

Kaunismieli breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Kaunismieli has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Kaunismieli smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Kaunismieli scores with a kick to the midsection.
Atunes defending well as Kaunismieli loads up on a big left hand.
Atunes throws a head kick that misses.
Atunes looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Kaunismieli scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.

Atunes tries to keep at a distance but Kaunismieli has taken the fight into the clinch.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Kaunismieli.
A short uppercut from Kaunismieli.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kaunismieli will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Atunes up against the cage.
Arturo Atunes has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Atunes avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage.
Kaunismieli throws a head punch that misses.
Kaunismieli lands a right hand that snaps the head of Atunes backwards.
Atunes misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kaunismieli lands a left hand.
Kaunismieli lands a body shot.
Atunes's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Kaunismieli scores with a shoulder strike.
Kaunismieli is leaning against Atunes and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Atunes is looking to control Kaunismieli's arms but Kaunismieli gets an underhook and turns him. Now Atunes has his back to the cage.
Kaunismieli jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Atunes walks away with a smile on his face. Kaunismieli gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.

Kaunismieli rushes Atunes and presses him up against the cage.

Kaunismieli escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
A shot to the body from Atunes misses
and Kaunismieli counters with a straight right hand.
Atunes misses with a left hand
and Atunes takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

Atunes is rocked!
Atunes has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Kaunismieli finds it's way round the side to connect with Atunes's head.
Kalervo Kaunismieli is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Oh Atunes is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Atunes moves forwards but Kaunismieli connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Atunes looks to score with a jab to the body but Kaunismieli is just out of range.
Atunes throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Kaunismieli counters with a left to the body.
Kaunismieli feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Atuness jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Atunes swings widly with a right hand
and Kaunismieli counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Kaunismieli takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Kaunismieli uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Atunes has time to react.
Kaunismieli connects with a body shot.
Atunes throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Kaunismieli lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Kaunismieli digs a good hook to Atunes's body.
Atunes seems to have got his legs back now.
Kaunismieli cracks Atunes with a right hand to the side of the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kaunismieli lands a jab.
Atunes tries to land a body kick
and Kaunismieli counters with a right hand to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Atunes gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook.
Kaunismieli swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kaunismieli connects with a solid leg kick.
Kaunismieli getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Atunes throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kaunismieli lands a slapping body shot.
Atunes lands with a right hand.
Kaunismieli blocks a leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A low kick from Atunes is predictable there
letting Kaunismieli counter with a right hand.
Atunes throws an overhand right that lands on Kaunismieli's shoulder, as Kaunismieli tries to avoid the shot.
Atunes will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Kaunismieli lands a jab to Atunes's midsection.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 27:30
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 27:30
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Kalervo Kaunismieli!

Kalervo Kaunismieli seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
Arturo Atunes was interviewed post fight and said 'Career is fucked now. '.
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Event: Syn 512 - Kim vs Larusso 4     
Date:   Mar 15, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Thomas Raven and Kalervo Kaunismieli. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

188 cm
38
197 lbs
28 - 14 - 1
183 cm
34
192 lbs
25 - 9 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Thomas Raven!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
The judges for this bout are Andrew Berry, James Atkins and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kaunismieli lands a nice leg kick that just misses Raven's sensitive parts.
Raven misses with a shot to the body

and Kaunismieli counters by clinching up.
Raven is looking for a takedown.
Kaunismieli tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Raven's elbow.
A right hook to the body lands for Raven.
Raven blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Raven working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Raven.
Raven stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Kaunismieli prevents a body shot from Raven.
Raven struggles to land a body shot inside as Kaunismieli controls his hands.
Kaunismieli has a couple of punches blocked by Raven.

Raven breaks from the clinch.
Kaunismieli slips a straight right by Raven.
A big right from Kaunismieli misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Raven scores with a sloppy right hand. Kaunismieli should have avoided that one.
Kaunismieli throws a predictable looking body shot
letting Raven counter with a right hand.

Raven fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Kaunismieli to the ground. Raven is now in Kaunismieli's guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Raven avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Raven in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raven works over Kaunismieli with some ground and pound from guard.
Raven looking to sit in guard and control but Kaunismieli gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


Raven working for submissions but it's allowed Kaunismieli to get to half guard.
Raven is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Kaunismieli scores with a couple of nice shots.
Raven trying to control here.
Raven is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Kaunismieli's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Kaunismieli's back!
Raven scores with strikes from the back.
Kaunismieli is trying to escape under a series of strikes and manages to escape from Raven 's hooks.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
Kaunismieli tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Kaunismieli wants to hold on but Raven pushes him away.
Kaunismieli is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Raven unloading with bombs!
Kaunismieli taking shots to the head.
Kaunismieli is trying desperately to improve position.
Raven scores with a couple of good head shots there.
Raven breaks from Kaunismieli's wrist control and lands an elbow.

Kaunismieli is rocked!
Raven looking to finish here with some ground and pound. He lands one big shot that has Kaunismieli covering up... and two more big strikes land, forcing the referee to step in and put and end to proceedings! This fight is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Thomas Raven!
A pretty intense looking Thomas Raven took the opportunity post-fight to ask for a shot at the title.
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Event: Syn 508 - Mood vs De Gaul     
Date:   Feb 26, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Kalervo Kaunismieli and Friedrich Von Kuschelbär. Von Kuschelbär has chosen Erasure - Always as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

183 cm
33
192 lbs
25 - 9 - 0
183 cm
28
193 lbs
27 - 11 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Friedrich Von Kuschelbär!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Percy O'Donnell and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Von Kuschelbär lands a jab-cross combination.
Von Kuschelbär misses with an uppercut. Kaunismieli saw that one coming.
Von Kuschelbär misses with a straight right.
Kaunismieli misses with a looping right.
Kaunismieli dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Kaunismieli throws a shot from downtown. Von Kuschelbär moves away and avoids it.
Von Kuschelbär scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Kaunismieli looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Von Kuschelbär throws a body punch but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
A nice leg kick lands there from Von Kuschelbär.

Von Kuschelbär gets the takedown into side control.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kaunismieli gets back to half guard.
Kaunismieli is doing well to avoid being mounted. He's controlling the position at the moment.
Kaunismieli wants to control but Von Kuschelbär is keeping busy and won't allow it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Von Kuschelbär connects with a nice short shot to Kaunismieli's temple.
Von Kuschelbär throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Kaunismieli is concentrating on defense, preventing Von Kuschelbär from advancing position.
Von Kuschelbär seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Kaunismieli won't allow Von Kuschelbär to pass to mount.
Kaunismieli trying to control but Von Kuschelbär postures up.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kaunismieli has hold of Von Kuschelbär's hands but Von Kuschelbär slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Von Kuschelbär looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Kaunismieli with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Von Kuschelbär keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Kaunismieli controls Von Kuschelbär momentarily but Von Kuschelbär frees himself.
Von Kuschelbär trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.

Kaunismieli escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Von Kuschelbär gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Kaunismieli looking to control.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Von Kuschelbär's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Von Kuschelbär is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.

Kaunismieli working for a triangle but Von Kuschelbär defends it easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

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

Kaunismieli has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Von Kuschelbär can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Von Kuschelbär engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.

Kaunismieli throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.

Kaunismieli throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Von Kuschelbär escapes and throws Kaunismieli's legs to the side, diving into side control!
Kaunismieli is trying to get back to half guard.
Von Kuschelbär working the head with strikes.
Kaunismieli can't do much from the bottom here.
Kaunismieli is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Von Kuschelbär scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Kaunismieli to see if he's OK.
Von Kuschelbär working the ground and pound.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Friedrich Von Kuschelbär 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.


Von Kuschelbär goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch there but Von Kuschelbär circles away.
Von Kuschelbär tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Kaunismieli swivels and escapes.
Von Kuschelbär throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Von Kuschelbär lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Von Kuschelbär avoids the body shot from Kaunismieli.
Von Kuschelbär slips under a jab.
Von Kuschelbär throws out a leg kick but Kaunismieli moves out of range and Von Kuschelbär only half commits.
A left lands for Von Kuschelbär.
Von Kuschelbär throws out a powerful jab.
Kaunismieli throws a one two combo.

It looks like Friedrich Von Kuschelbär has been cut.
A punch combination from Von Kuschelbär misses.
Good standup being displayed there by Von Kuschelbär as he connects with a hook.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A punch combination from Von Kuschelbär misses.
Von Kuschelbär throws a leg kick that is checked
and Kaunismieli cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Von Kuschelbär's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Kaunismieli connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Von Kuschelbär scrambles back to his feet.
Kaunismieli tries to close the distance and clinch but Von Kuschelbär swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
An inside leg kick lands from Von Kuschelbär.
Von Kuschelbär swings for the body but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Kaunismieli lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Von Kuschelbär pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Kaunismieli fails in his attempt to clinch.
Kaunismieli getting the better of the striking in that exchange.

Von Kuschelbär gets tackled into the cage by Kaunismieli. Kaunismieli maintains the clinch.
Von Kuschelbär goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Von Kuschelbär.

Von Kuschelbär manages to break the clinch.
Von Kuschelbär on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Von Kuschelbär throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kaunismieli sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kalervo Kaunismieli is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Von Kuschelbär throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Friedrich Von Kuschelbär seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli is looking to chop away at Von Kuschelbär's legs.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kaunismieli lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Kaunismieli bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Von Kuschelbär takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Kaunismieli wants to clinch.
Kaunismieli throws a poor cross that misses
letting Von Kuschelbär counter with a right hand.
Kaunismieli ducks under a wild hook from Von Kuschelbär.
Kaunismieli looks to land a left hand but Von Kuschelbär moved out of range nicely.
Von Kuschelbär lands a body shot.
Kaunismieli scores with a hook.
Von Kuschelbär tries to land a front kick but Kaunismieli steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Von Kuschelbär lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Kaunismieli throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Von Kuschelbär sees it coming and avoids it easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Von Kuschelbär fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kaunismieli manages to avoid it.
Von Kuschelbär takes a swing at Kaunismieli's ribcage but misses.
Kaunismieli throws a leg kick but Von Kuschelbär sees it coming and moves out of range.
Kaunismieli tries to close the distance and clinch but Von Kuschelbär swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Kaunismieli lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
A big right from Von Kuschelbär misses.
Kaunismieli rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Von Kuschelbär moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Good exchange - Von Kuschelbär coming out on top.
Von Kuschelbär fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Von Kuschelbär moves away from the strike by Kaunismieli.
Von Kuschelbär fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kaunismieli manages to avoid it.
Kaunismieli was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Von Kuschelbär throws a right hand that misses
and Kaunismieli counters with a nice body shot.
Kaunismieli fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli thuds his right hand into Von Kuschelbär's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Nice defenses there by Von Kuschelbär.
Kaunismieli fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Von Kuschelbär checks it well.
Kaunismieli is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Von Kuschelbär.
Von Kuschelbär looks to land a right hand but Kaunismieli moved out of range.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Von Kuschelbär throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Von Kuschelbär tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Kaunismieli is able to avoid easily.
Kaunismieli wants to land a leg kick but Von Kuschelbär is out of range.
Kaunismieli thuds his right hand into Von Kuschelbär's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Kaunismieli moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Von Kuschelbär connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Von Kuschelbär has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Kaunismieli connects with a nice looking jab.
Von Kuschelbär connects with a body shot.
Kaunismieli is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
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 Kalervo Kaunismieli will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Friedrich Von Kuschelbär's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Von Kuschelbär connects with a leg kick. Kaunismieli looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Kaunismieli takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Von Kuschelbär throws a right and a left that Kaunismieli avoids nicely.
Kaunismieli tried to counter with a leg kick but Von Kuschelbär avoided it.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch up but Von Kuschelbär circles away and keeps his distance.
Kaunismieli blocks the body kick.
Kaunismieli throwing a counter right hand but Von Kuschelbär manages to avoid it.
Kaunismieli lands with a cross.
Kaunismieli lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Kaunismieli throws a lazy right hand but Von Kuschelbär sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Von Kuschelbär throws a leg kick but Kaunismieli sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Kaunismieli seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Von Kuschelbär defending well as Kaunismieli loads up on a big left hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Von Kuschelbär throws a big shot that misses.
A telegraphed right hand from Von Kuschelbär misses the target.
Kaunismieli tries to counter by clinching up but Von Kuschelbär breaks away and moves out of range.
Kaunismieli swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.

Kaunismieli gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Kaunismieli throws a head punch that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Von Kuschelbär misses with a body punch.
Von Kuschelbär lands a right hand that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Von Kuschelbär lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Von Kuschelbär tries to work over Kaunismieli's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Kaunismieli.
Von Kuschelbär lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Kaunismieli prevents a body shot from Von Kuschelbär.
Kaunismieli blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kaunismieli tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Von Kuschelbär lands a hook to the side of the head.
Von Kuschelbär scores with a hook to the body.

Von Kuschelbär manages to break the clinch.
Von Kuschelbär avoids the body shot from Kaunismieli.
Von Kuschelbär throws a jab when Kaunismieli was well out of range.
Kaunismieli uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Von Kuschelbär.
Good leg kick by Kaunismieli there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A big left from Von Kuschelbär misses.
Kaunismieli jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Kaunismieli lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kaunismieli dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Kaunismieli blocks a jab.
Von Kuschelbär misses with a low kick.
Von Kuschelbär's jab looks to have found its range, popping Kaunismieli under the eye.
Von Kuschelbär staying out of range there.
A telegraphed right hand from Kaunismieli misses the target.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Von Kuschelbär has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Kaunismieli finds it's way round the side to connect with Von Kuschelbär's head.
Kaunismieli jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Von Kuschelbär on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Von Kuschelbär takes a body punch but keeps moving.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Von Kuschelbär looks to score with a jab to the body but Kaunismieli is just out of range.
Von Kuschelbär on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Von Kuschelbär rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Kaunismieli counters with a right hand to the body.
A head kick from Kaunismieli lands but Von Kuschelbär takes it in his stride.
Von Kuschelbär walks into a straight right hand from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli connects with a solid leg kick.
A big right from Kaunismieli misses.
Good standup being displayed there by Kaunismieli as he connects with a hook.
Kaunismieli pivots, looking for a leg kick but Von Kuschelbär is out of range and Kaunismieli settles back down.
Von Kuschelbär scores with a decent looking hook.
Kaunismieli fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Von Kuschelbär throws a chopping leg kick but Kaunismieli manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kaunismieli throws a jab but it's blocked by Von Kuschelbär.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli looks to throw the jab but Von Kuschelbär is out of range.
A big left from Kaunismieli misses.
Kaunismieli misses with an uppercut. Von Kuschelbär saw that one coming.
Von Kuschelbär swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Von Kuschelbär misses with a wild body shot.
Von Kuschelbär swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kaunismieli connects with a body shot that sends Von Kuschelbär's belly button to the back.
Kaunismieli throws a right and a left that both miss.
Von Kuschelbär throws a poor cross that misses
and Kaunismieli counters with a slapping leg kick.
Von Kuschelbär throws the left hand but Kaunismieli avoids the punch easily.

Kaunismieli moves into the clinch successfully.
Kaunismieli blocks an uppercut.
Kaunismieli throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Von Kuschelbärs head.
Kaunismieli prevents a body shot from Von Kuschelbär.
A short uppercut from Von Kuschelbär.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook to the ribs.

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

The fight is ruled a draw!
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FIGHT
RATING
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Event: Syn 504 - Rocker vs Cabrera II     
Date:   Feb 08, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Jerry Kokane and Kalervo Kaunismieli. Kokane comes to the cage accompanied by Escape From the Madness . Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

185 cm
33
190 lbs
31 - 10 - 0
183 cm
33
192 lbs
25 - 8 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter
Hellbent

Hellbent
KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Jerry Kokane!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Richard Clark and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kaunismieli looks to clinch
and Kokane counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Kaunismieli rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Kokane counters with a straight right hand.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook.
Kokane misses with a telegraphed body shot
enabling Kaunismieli to counter with a crisp jab.
Kaunismieli looks to score with a jab to the body but Kokane is just out of range.
Decent striking displayed by Kokane there.
Nice body punch from Kokane.
Kokane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kaunismieli manages to avoid it.
Kokane tries to land a front kick but Kaunismieli steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Kaunismieli works the jab nicely.
Kaunismieli swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Kokane counters with a lovely straight right hand!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kaunismieli with a hook.
Kaunismieli scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Kaunismieli connects with a solid leg kick.
Kaunismieli takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli takes a jab right on the kisser.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kokane. Kaunismieli does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kaunismieli moves out of range of the strikes.
Kokane cracks a nice hook into Kaunismieli's ribs.
Kalervo Kaunismieli seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kaunismieli lands with an uppercut that bounces Kokane off the cage and back into range.
Kaunismieli bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Kokane's head backwards.
Kokane has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Kaunismieli finds it's way round the side to connect with Kokane's head.
Kaunismieli throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Kaunismieli connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Kaunismieli throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Kokane on the side of the head.
Kokane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kaunismieli.
Kokane just misses with a punch to the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Kaunismieli misses with a wild combination.
Kokane misses with a jab, cross combination.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kokane displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kaunismieli throws out the jab.
Kokane throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Kaunismieli.
Kokane loads up on a big right hand but Kaunismieli slips the punch.
Kokane misses with an uppercut. Kaunismieli saw that one coming.
A lazy left from Kaunismieli finds it's target.
Kaunismieli misses with an uppercut.
Kokane throwing a counter right hand but Kaunismieli manages to avoid it.
Kaunismieli pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook. Kokane ducked under it nicely.
Kokane scores with a crisp jab that stopped Kaunismieli in his tracks.
Kaunismieli swings away with a body shot that misses
and Kokane connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Kokane is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.
Kokane walks into a jab.
Kokane throws out a loose jab but Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook
and Kokane counters with a nice body shot.
Kokane with a body punch. A glancing blow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kokane.
Kokane misses with a hook. Kaunismieli ducked under it nicely.
Kokane moves away from the strike by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli throws a leg kick that is checked
and Kokane counters with an inside leg kick.
Kokane swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Kaunismieli.
Good standup being displayed there by Kaunismieli as he connects with a hook.

Kaunismieli moves into the clinch.
Kokane swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kaunismieli tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kokane working aggressively here.
Kokane softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch to the body.
Still in the clinch, Kokane scores with a nice short uppercut.
Kokane goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Kokane avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Kaunismieli.
Kokane has a couple of punches blocked by Kaunismieli.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kaunismieli scores with a nice hook to the head.
Kokane lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Kokane misses with some punches.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch on the inside.
Kokane blocks a body shot from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Kokane backwards.
A body shot lands from Kokane.
Kokane tries to work over Kaunismieli's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kokane is trying to break the clinch but Kaunismieli has him pressed against the cage.
A nice left hand lands by Kokane.

Kokane breaks from the clinch.
A swing and a miss from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook
and Kokane counters with a flying knee that drops Kaunismieli! Kokane dives in and finishes the fight with a flurry of strikes from the mount!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:44 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Jerry Kokane!
Jerry Kokane thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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RATING
61%

 

Event: Syn 502 - Gymer vs Golstein     
Date:   Jan 29, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Vaas Haas and Kalervo Kaunismieli. Haas comes to the cage accompanied by Małpa - Sztorm. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

188 cm
30
185 lbs
16 - 6 - 1
183 cm
33
192 lbs
24 - 8 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Humanoid Nutrition (160Q for 160$)
Hellbent

Hellbent
KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Vaas Haas!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, James Ackerman and Andrew Berry.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kaunismieli blocks a jab.
Kaunismieli throws out a counter right but Haas avoids it with no problem.
Haas uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Kaunismieli has time to react.
Haas looks to throw a body kick
and Kaunismieli connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Haas misses with a low kick.
Kaunismieli tries a low kick but Haas avoids it.
Haas looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Kaunismieli avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Kaunismieli lands with a hook. Haas tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Haas finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Kalervo Kaunismieli seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kaunismieli jabs at Haas's body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Haas lands a head shot.
Haas throws a body punch but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Good work by Kaunismieli as he checks the leg kick.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Kaunismieli! But no joy.
Kaunismieli throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Haas sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch there but Haas circles away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Haas misses with a low kick.
Kaunismieli ducks under a wild hook from Haas.
Haas displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kaunismieli throws out the jab.
Kaunismieli scores with a one two! Haas had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.

It looks like Vaas Haas has been cut.
Kaunismieli looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Haas displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kaunismieli throws out the jab.
Kaunismieli looks to throw the jab but Haas is out of range.
Haas connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Kaunismieli's hands.
Kaunismieli throws a low kick but it's checked well by Haas.

Kaunismieli closes the distance and clinches.
Kaunismieli pushes Haas back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Haas is trying to force a seperation but Kaunismieli has the dominant position.
Kaunismieli lands a body shot.
Kaunismieli throws a punch but it's blocked by Haas.

Haas breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A swing and a miss from Haas.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli feints and then cracks Haas's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Haas down.
A big right from Haas misses.
Haas throws a head kick that misses.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch but Haas moves away
and Haas connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Kaunismieli pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Kaunismieli takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
A clash of legs there as Kaunismieli blocks the low kick.
Kaunismieli wants to counter the offense by Haas and move into the clinch position.
Haas misses with a body shot
and Kaunismieli counters with a leg kick.
Haas scores with a kick to the midsection.
Kaunismieli cracks a nice hook into Haas's ribs.
Haas throws a body shot but no joy.
Kaunismieli lands a nice shot that snaps Haas's head back.
Haas misses with a hook.
Kaunismieli thows a left - swing and a miss!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Haas throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Kaunismieli counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Haas takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.

Kaunismieli moves into the clinch.
Haas tries a body shot but Kaunismieli blocks it.

Haas breaks from the clinch.
Kaunismieli tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.

Kaunismieli drives through and clinches with Haas against the cage.
Kaunismieli digs a right hand into Haas's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Haas's gas tank.
A short body shot lands from Kaunismieli as the two fighters clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Kaunismieli fails to land.
Kaunismieli goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Haas's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Kaunismieli doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Kaunismieli misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook to the ribs.
Kaunismieli lands a right hand.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Haas.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Haas wants to stall.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with an uppercut but Haas uses good head movement to avoid it.
A battle for position here, against the cage.

Haas breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Kaunismieli throws a right and a left that both miss.
Kaunismieli uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Haas.
Haas scores with a jab to the body.
Haas swings widly with a right hand
letting Kaunismieli counter with a right hand.
Kaunismieli scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Haas.
Kaunismieli swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Haas scores with a spinning back kick!
Kaunismieli checks a leg kick.
A countering left hand to the body from Kaunismieli misses.
Kaunismieli tries to close the distance and clinch but Haas swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Haas scoring well with a low kick there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Haas feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Kaunismieli's calf.
Haas rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Kaunismieli counters with a straight right hand.
Kaunismieli moves out of range as Haas strikes.
Kaunismieli just misses with a punch to the body.
The fighters circling - Haas throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Haas needs to keep his hands up - Kaunismieli had a free shot at his head there.
Haas throws a body punch but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Haas moves away from the strike by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli misses with a lunging right hand
and Haas counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Haas catches Kaunismieli with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Haas lands a nice looking body shot.
Kaunismieli slips a jab from Haas.
Kaunismieli flicks out a counter leg kick but Haas steps away.
Nice defenses there by Kaunismieli.
Haas scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch but Haas moves out of range.
Haas avoids a punch combination nicely.
Kaunismieli connects with a nice looking jab.
Haas thuds a left hand into Kaunismieli's body.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook. Haas ducked under it nicely.
Kaunismieli throws the left hand but Haas avoids the punch easily.
An attempted straight right counter from Haas misses the target.
Vaas Haas is winning the standup battle so far.
A jab lands there for Haas.
Haas cracks Kaunismieli with a right hand to the side of the head.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Kaunismieli tries a body shot but Haas blocks it.
Kaunismieli working aggressively here.
Haas tries to stall but Kaunismieli uses the opportunity to gain a better position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Haas tries to stall but Kaunismieli uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Kaunismieli has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Haas seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Kaunismieli can turn it around.
Kaunismieli doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Kaunismieli has Haas pressed against the cage, preventing Haas from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Haas avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage.

Haas escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Haas on the wrong end of a nice jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A looping hook to the body misses from Haas. Kaunismieli does a little dance to reset his feet.
Haas misses with a double jab
and Kaunismieli counters with a three punch combo that has Haas backing up. Haas nods at Kaunismieli to acknowledge the strikes.
Haas keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Kaunismieli.
Haas looks to throw a body kick
letting Kaunismieli counter with a right hand.
Kaunismieli scores with a nice strike.

Vaas Haas's cut is getting worse.
Haas misses the shot to the body.
It seemed like Kaunismieli was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Haas goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Kaunismieli doesn't manage to clinch there - Haas circles away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Haas thumps Kaunismieli with a low kick.
Haas bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Kaunismieli's head.
Haas misses the shot to the body.
Kaunismieli blocks a low kick nicely.
Haas keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kaunismieli throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Haas on the side of the head.
Haas throws a chopping leg kick but Kaunismieli manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Kaunismieli is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Haas with a body shot.
Kaunismieli lands a nice shot to the body.
Good standup being displayed there by Kaunismieli as he connects with a hook.

Kaunismieli has closed the distance and engaged Haas in a clinch.
Kaunismieli lands a body punch in the clinch.
Kalervo Kaunismieli seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Kaunismieli works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Haas blocks a body shot from Kaunismieli.
A shot in the inside from Haas.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kaunismieli misses with a hook to the ribs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Haas blocking some punches.
Kaunismieli keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Haas's efforts to push away.
Kaunismieli goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kaunismieli tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Kaunismieli tries to work over Haas's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A nice right hand lands inside from Haas.
A nice left hand lands by Kaunismieli.
Haas working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Haas stalling in the clinch but Kaunismieli improves position.
Kaunismieli tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Haas's elbow.
Haas just leaning against Kaunismieli, taking a breather.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Kaunismieli misses with the head strike.
Kaunismieli lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

Haas breaks the clinch.

Kaunismieli has taken the fight to the clinch.
Kaunismieli lands a shot to the body.
Haas wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Haas takes a shot to the head.
Haas has a couple of punches blocked by Kaunismieli.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Kalervo Kaunismieli showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Vaas Haas's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Haas tried to score with a low kick but Kaunismieli checks it.
Haas throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Haas misses with a left hand
and Haas takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Haas steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kaunismieli.
Haas quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Haas looks to throw the jab but Kaunismieli is out of range.
Kaunismieli misses the shot to the body.
Kaunismieli scores with a jab to the jaw.
Haas throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Haas throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kaunismieli fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Haas manages to avoid it.
Nice defenses there by Kaunismieli.
Haas moves away from the strike by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands with an uppercut that bounces Haas off the cage and back into range.
Haas checks a low kick from Kaunismieli.
Haas changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Haas slips under a jab from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Kaunismieli looks to clinch
and Haas counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Haas uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kaunismieli.
Haas jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Kaunismieli throws a right and a left that Haas avoids nicely.
Haas avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Haas ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kaunismieli moves away.
Kaunismieli will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Haas tries to counter with a takedown but Kaunismieli is quick to defend against it.
Kaunismieli looks to score with a jab to the body but Haas is just out of range.
Haas drops down looking for a counter takedown but Kaunismieli sprawls and moves away.
Haas defending well as Kaunismieli loads up on a big left hand.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Haas.
Haas paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Haas uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli misses with a double jab.
Haas tries to counter with a takedown but Kaunismieli is quick to defend against it.
Haas staying out of range there.
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!
Kaunismieli throws a head kick that half lands.
Kaunismieli scores with a punch to the head.
Kaunismieli cracks Haas with a right hand to the side of the head.
Vaas Haas has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Haas comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Kaunismieli fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Haas looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Haas lands a body shot.
Haas looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Kaunismieli throws a jab when Haas was well out of range.
Kaunismieli scores with a decent looking hook.
Kaunismieli lands a jab to Haas's midsection.
Kalervo Kaunismieli is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Haas swings for the body but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Kaunismieli digs a good body shot into Haas's ribs.
Kaunismieli connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
A big right from Kaunismieli misses.
Haas looks for the body kick but Kaunismieli saw that one coming.
Kaunismieli looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Haas does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Kaunismieli misses with a jab, cross combination.

Haas tries to keep at a distance but Kaunismieli has taken the fight into the clinch.
Kaunismieli lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Haas backwards.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kaunismieli.
Haas working hard to break the clinch.
Haas tries to stall but Kaunismieli uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Haas throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Kaunismielis head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Haas taking a breather.
Haas lands with a left to the head.

Haas has picked Kaunismieli up - he's going for a ride! Haas dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kaunismieli tries to roll over but Haas keeps him under control.
Kaunismieli is holding on to half guard well.
Let's hope that Kaunismieli 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.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kaunismieli is looking to control Haas's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Kaunismieli avoid being mounted?

And that's the end of the fight!
Kalervo Kaunismieli comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Kaunismieli 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 Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 27:30
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 27:30
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Kalervo Kaunismieli!

During a confident post fight interview, Kalervo Kaunismieli thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: Syn 495 - Olympic Finals     
Date:   Dec 30, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Kalervo Kaunismieli and Karol Tarczynski. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

183 cm
33
192 lbs
23 - 8 - 0
186 cm
37
185 lbs
33 - 12 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Karol Tarczynski!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, Sam Margolis and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kaunismieli misses with a hook
and Tarczynski counters with a good low kick that Kaunismieli was not able to check.
Kaunismieli wants to clinch up but Tarczynski keeps it at a distance.
Tarczynski throws a hook but Kaunismieli blocks it.
Kaunismieli lands a right hook to the body.
Tarczynski walks into a left hand.
Tarczynski loads up on a big right hand but Kaunismieli slips the punch.
Tarczynski misses with a leg kick.
Kaunismieli misses with an attempted mid kick.
Kaunismieli has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Heart Cave (8 elites, 4 double-elites, 1 triple) in the buildup to the fight.
Tarczynski digs a good hook to Kaunismieli's body.
The fighters circling - Kaunismieli throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tarczynski ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli takes a swing at Tarczynski's ribcage but misses.
Tarczynski tries to counter by closing the distance.
Kaunismieli throws a sloppy body shot
and Tarczynski counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Tarczynski moves out of range of the strikes.
Tarczynski is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Kaunismieli with a body shot.
We've been informed that Tarczynski 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.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli with a nice cross.

It looks like Karol Tarczynski has been cut.
Tarczynski uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kaunismieli.
Jab, jab by Tarczynski - just one landing.
Nice jab there from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Tarczynski manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Tarczynski steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kaunismieli.
Tarczynski doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Kaunismieli tries to close the distance and clinch up but Tarczynski swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Tarczynski flicks out a counter leg kick but Kaunismieli steps away.
Nice shot by Kaunismieli.
Tarczynski buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Kaunismieli scores with a crisp jab that stopped Tarczynski in his tracks.
Tarczynski uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Kaunismieli.
Tarczynski looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Tarczynski lands a right hook to the body.
Kaunismieli throws out a loose jab but Tarczynski uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Tarczynski takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Kaunismieli fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Tarczynski has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Kaunismieli listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Kaunismieli fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Tarczynski is out of range.
Kaunismieli blocks a leg kick.
Tarczynski lands a body shot.
Tarczynski jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Kaunismieli moves in looking to clinch but Tarczynski pushes him off.
Kaunismieli with a hook.
Kaunismieli loads up on a big right hand but Tarczynski slips the punch.
Kaunismieli backing away here, and Tarczynski unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Tarczynski throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Kaunismieli's head.

Kaunismieli clinches with his opponent.

Tarczynski escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Kaunismieli throws a head kick that looked like it stung.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli ducks under a wild hook from Tarczynski.
Both fighters circling a little - Tarczynski finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Kaunismieli blocks a head kick by Tarczynski.
Tarczynski misses with an uppercut. Kaunismieli saw that one coming.
Tarczynski scores with a jab to the jaw.
Kaunismieli is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.

Kaunismieli clinches up with Tarczynski and pushes him back against the cage.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands a left hand that snaps the head of Tarczynski backwards.
Tarczynski taking a breather.
Kaunismieli scores with a nice hook to the head.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch on the inside.
Tarczynski misses with a hook to the ribs.
Still in the clinch, Kaunismieli scores with a nice short 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!
Tarczynski misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands with a short shot to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli struggles to land a body shot inside as Tarczynski controls his hands.
Kaunismieli lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Tarczynski backwards.
Tarczynski lands a body shot.
Tarczynski misses with a punch to the body.
Kaunismieli throws a punch but it's blocked by Tarczynski.
Tarczynski lands with a right to the head.
Tarczynski can't find room to land a body shot as Kaunismieli controls the action.
Tarczynski is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Tarczynski content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Kaunismieli tries a body shot but Tarczynski blocks it.
Tarczynski misses with a hook from the clinch.
Still in the clinch, Kaunismieli scores with a nice short uppercut.
Tarczynski blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Tarczynski is looking to control Kaunismieli's arms but Kaunismieli gets an underhook and turns him. Now Tarczynski has his back to the cage.
Kaunismieli lands a body punch in the clinch.
Tarczynski doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Tarczynski trying to stall but Kaunismieli improves his position.
Tarczynski wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
A head punch on the inside from Tarczynski fails to land.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook from the clinch.
Tarczynski misses with a punch to the body.
Tarczynski stalling in the clinch but Kaunismieli improves position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kaunismieli misses with a lunging right hand
and Tarczynski counters with a right hand to the body.

Kaunismieli fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Tarczynski, pushing him back against the cage.
Kaunismieli lands a hook that snaps the head of Tarczynski backwards.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Kaunismieli.
Tarczynski stalling in the clinch but Kaunismieli improves position.
Tarczynski wants to stall.
Kaunismieli lands an uppercut.
A body shot lands from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with an uppercut but Tarczynski uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kaunismieli effectively controlling the action here.
Kaunismieli is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Tarczynski can do to turn this around?
Kaunismieli's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tarczynski is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Kaunismieli is defending well for now.
Tarczynski misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Kaunismieli lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Tarczynski tries to circle away but Kaunismieli has him pinned against the cage.
Tarczynski throws a punch but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Tarczynski blocking some punches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tarczynski pressing his opponent against the cage.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Tarczynski throws a punch but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Tarczynski misses with a hook to the ribs.
Tarczynski swings wildly with an uppercut but Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kaunismieli scores with a hook to the body.
Tarczynski lands a nice uppercut.
A nice right hand lands inside from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Kaunismieli lands a nice uppercut.
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Tarczynski avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage.

Tarczynski breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Tarczynski misses with a wild body shot.
Kalervo Kaunismieli seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kaunismieli checks the leg kick nicely there.
Kaunismieli moves out of range of the body kick.
Tarczynski slips a jab from Kaunismieli.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli throws a low kick but it's checked well by Tarczynski.
Kaunismieli swings widly with a right hand
enabling Tarczynski to counter with a crisp jab.
Kaunismieli lands a slapping body shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Tarczynski scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Tarczynski on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Kaunismieli checks a low kick from Tarczynski.
Kaunismieli appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Tarczynski takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Kaunismieli lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Kaunismieli misses with an uppercut
and Tarczynski counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli misses with a looping left.
Kaunismieli sets himself, and Tarczynski steps forward looking for the clinch! Kaunismieli avoids it this time.
Tarczynski lands with a straight right. Kaunismieli didn't see that one coming.
Kaunismieli tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Tarczynski looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Tarczynski bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
An inside leg kick from Tarczynski misses.
Kaunismieli lands with a shot to the body.
Kaunismieli misses the shot to the body.
Kaunismieli tries to close the distance and clinch up but Tarczynski swats him away and circles back towards the center.
It seemed like Tarczynski was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
A slow jab from Kaunismieli misses its intended target.
Kaunismieli lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Donk. Kaunismieli catches Tarczynski right on the button with a cross.
Nice uppercut there from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Tarczynski manages to avoid it.
Kaunismieli with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Tarczynski lands a nice hook to Kaunismieli's body. Kaunismieli takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Kaunismieli throws a shot from downtown. Tarczynski moves away and avoids it.
Tarczynski let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Tarczynski throws a sloppy head kick and Kaunismieli moves out of range easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tarczynski scores with a jab to the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Kaunismieli moves into range and connects with a jab.
Kaunismieli misses with a wild body shot.

Kaunismieli gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Kaunismieli misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Tarczynski blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook from the clinch.
Tarczynski tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Kaunismieli avoids it.
Tarczynski tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Kaunismieli avoids it.
Tarczynski misses with some punches.
A hook to the body from Kaunismieli.
Tarczynski is breathing heavily.
Tarczynski misses with the head strike.
Kalervo Kaunismieli has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Tarczynski lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
A nice right hand lands inside from Kaunismieli.
A body shot lands from Tarczynski.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch to the body.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Tarczynski creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Tarczynski lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Kaunismieli lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Tarczynski at a distance.
Tarczynski ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli throws a combination. Tarczynski tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Kaunismieli scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Kaunismieli lands with a shot to the body.
Kaunismieli throws a front kick aimed at Tarczynski's knee but Tarczynski avoids it well.
Tarczynski is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Kaunismieli takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Tarczynski bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Tarczynski is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Kaunismieli dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Tarczynski. That did some damage!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kaunismieli listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Kaunismieli lands a jab to Tarczynski's midsection.
Tarczynski misses the shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli thows a left - swing and a miss!
Tarczynski throws a body punch but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
An attempted straight right counter from Kaunismieli misses the target.

Kaunismieli forces Tarczynski back against the cage and clinches.
Kaunismieli doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Tarczynski misses with a hook to the ribs.
Tarczynski is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Kaunismieli is defending well for now.
Tarczynski tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
A short body shot lands from Kaunismieli as the two fighters clinch.
Tarczynski takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
A short left from Kaunismieli.
Tarczynski fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands a body punch in the clinch.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Kaunismieli.
Tarczynski's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Tarczynski misses with a short punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Kaunismieli lands a right hand.
Tarczynski has had enough of the clinch but Kaunismieli keeps him there for the moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli lands an uppercut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kaunismieli lands a shoulder strike.
Tarczynski tries to stall but Kaunismieli uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Good body shot from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli scores with a shoulder strike.
Kaunismieli pushes Tarczynski back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.

Tarczynski is rocked!
Kaunismieli blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Karol Tarczynski has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Tarczynski is still on wobbly legs! Can Kaunismieli finish him?
Kaunismieli tries a body shot but Tarczynski blocks it.
Kaunismieli blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Tarczynski seems to have recovered his senses.
Tarczynski connects with a knee to the head.
Kaunismieli presses Tarczynski against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
A left hand lands to the body for Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A hook to the body from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Kaunismieli lands a body punch in the clinch.
Kaunismieli is leaning against Tarczynski and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Kaunismieli working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Tarczynski tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Kaunismieli avoids it.
A nice left hand lands by Kaunismieli.
Kalervo Kaunismieli is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli avoiding damage as Tarczynski throws knees to the body.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Kaunismieli creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Kaunismieli softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Kaunismieli lands a big right hand! Tarczynski is out cold! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:20 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Kalervo Kaunismieli!
After winning the bout, Kalervo Kaunismieli thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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RATING
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Event: Syn 490 - Wayne v. Keosayan     
Date:   Dec 09, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Jimmy Dias Jimenez and Kalervo Kaunismieli. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

184 cm
33
195 lbs
25 - 15 - 1
183 cm
33
192 lbs
20 - 10 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter
Bullet Proof System

KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jimmy Dias Jimenez!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, Paul Tew and Phil Schofield.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Kaunismieli rushes Dias Jimenez and presses him up against the cage.
Dias Jimenez is struggling to control the position.
Dias Jimenez lands an elbow inside.
Kaunismieli gets through Dias Jimenez's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Dias Jimenez.
Kaunismieli lands an uppercut.
Kaunismieli scores with a nice hook to the head.
Kaunismieli makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.

Kaunismieli breaks from the clinch.
Kaunismieli misses with an uppercut
enabling Dias Jimenez to counter with a crisp jab.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch up but Dias Jimenez circles away and keeps his distance.
Kaunismieli lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Dias Jimenez changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Dias Jimenez missing with a left hand there. Kaunismieli was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kaunismieli rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Dias Jimenez counters with a nice uppercut.
A jab from Dias Jimenez misses.

Dias Jimenez gets tackled into the cage by Kaunismieli. Kaunismieli maintains the clinch.
Kaunismieli presses Dias Jimenez against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Dias Jimenez takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kaunismieli throws a head punch that misses.
Dias Jimenez blocks an uppercut.
Kaunismieli lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Dias Jimenez definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Kaunismieli doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Dias Jimenez throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Dias Jimenez throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Dias Jimenez lands a left hand.
Still in the clinch, Kaunismieli scores with a nice short uppercut.
Kaunismieli is working Dias Jimenez over against the cage.
Kaunismieli gets through Dias Jimenez's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Dias Jimenez taking a breather.
Kaunismieli works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook from the clinch.
Nice body punch from Dias Jimenez.
Kaunismieli throws a head punch that misses.
Kaunismieli blocks an elbow strike from Dias Jimenez.
Dias Jimenez working aggressively here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli working aggressively here.
A hook to the body from Kaunismieli.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kaunismieli makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A short right from Kaunismieli.
Dias Jimenez working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Dias Jimenez manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Dias Jimenez being controlled against the cage.
A left hand lands to the body for Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli tries to work over Dias Jimenez's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Kaunismieli.
Dias Jimenez tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kaunismieli's elbow.
Kaunismieli struggles to land a body shot inside as Dias Jimenez controls his hands.
Kaunismieli swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kaunismieli tries to stall but Dias Jimenez uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Dias Jimenez avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage.
Kaunismieli lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Dias Jimenez backwards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dias Jimenez controlling the action here for a moment.
Dias Jimenez takes a shot to the head.
Kaunismieli misses with a short punch on the inside.
A right handed body shot lands from Kaunismieli.
Dias Jimenez lands a damaging elbow.
Dias Jimenez goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Dias Jimenez pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Kaunismieli has a couple of punches blocked by Dias Jimenez.
Dias Jimenez is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
A short left from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli blocks an uppercut.
Kaunismieli scores with a shot to the side of Dias Jimenez's head.
Kaunismieli lands with a short shot to the head.
Kaunismieli blocks an elbow strike.
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Dias Jimenez avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage.
Kaunismieli blocks an uppercut.
Dias Jimenez creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Dias Jimenez lands a damaging elbow.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Dias Jimenez tries to throw a body punch but Kaunismieli avoids it by throwing Dias Jimenez back against the cage.
Dias Jimenez creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Kaunismieli's defenses.
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Dias Jimenez avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage.
Kaunismieli lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Dias Jimenez backwards.
Dias Jimenez's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Kaunismieli misses with the head strike.
Dias Jimenez tries to work over Kaunismieli's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Dias Jimenez misses with a short punch on the inside.
Dias Jimenez stalling in the clinch but Kaunismieli improves position.
Kaunismieli goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A head punch on the inside from Kaunismieli fails to land.
A left hand lands to the body for Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Dias Jimenez backwards.
Dias Jimenez creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A head punch on the inside from Kaunismieli fails to land.
Dias Jimenez wants to stall.
Kaunismieli lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Dias Jimenez or not.
Dias Jimenez is breathing heavily.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook to the ribs.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kaunismieli wants to clinch up but Dias Jimenez keeps it at a distance.
Dias Jimenez swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook.
Dias Jimenez takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.

Kaunismieli gets a clinch.
Kaunismieli blocks an elbow strike.
Kaunismieli takes an elbow to the forehead.
Kaunismieli pushes Dias Jimenez back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Dias Jimenez lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with an uppercut but Dias Jimenez uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kaunismieli holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Kaunismieli goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dias Jimenez blocks a body shot from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli working aggressively here.
Kaunismieli lands with a short shot to the head.

Kaunismieli drags the fight down to the ground.
Dias Jimenez wants to control from the top but Kaunismieli keeps moving.

Kaunismieli is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Dias Jimenez defends well.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Kaunismieli has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Dias Jimenez can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Kaunismieli is on top in guard.

Kaunismieli looking to sit in guard and control but Dias Jimenez gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


Kaunismieli looking for a guillotine here but Dias Jimenez defends easily.
Kaunismieli has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Dias Jimenez controlling from the top position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Kaunismieli looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Dias Jimenez passes into side control.
Dias Jimenez wants to stand but Kaunismieli is controlling his arm.
Kaunismieli can't do much from the bottom here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Dias Jimenez wants to stand but Kaunismieli is controlling his arm.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Dias Jimenez decides to stand back up.
Kaunismieli with a jab.
Dias Jimenez looking to land some kicks to the body here.
A nice inside leg kick there by Kaunismieli. That's going to slow Dias Jimenez down.
The fight stays on the outside here - Kaunismieli looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Dias Jimenez moves forwards but Kaunismieli connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Dias Jimenez thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Kaunismieli if he has to take too many more of those.
Dias Jimenez bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Kaunismieli's head.
A telegraphed right hand from Kaunismieli misses the target.
Dias Jimenez swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Nice body kick from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli checks a leg kick nicely.
Dias Jimenez swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Dias Jimenez throws a head kick that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli scores with a crisp jab that stopped Dias Jimenez in his tracks.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kaunismieli lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Dias Jimenez misses with a straight left.
Kaunismieli swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Dias Jimenez throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Dias Jimenez avoids the body shot from Kaunismieli.
Dias Jimenez fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Dias Jimenez takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Kalervo Kaunismieli seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Kaunismieli takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Dias Jimenez throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Kaunismieli counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli misses with a wild body shot.
A solid leg kick lands there for Kaunismieli.
Dias Jimenez slips a straight right by Kaunismieli.
Dias Jimenez on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Kaunismieli fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Dias Jimenez looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Kaunismieli looks to land a right hand but Dias Jimenez moved out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Dias Jimenez scores with a sloppy right hand. Kaunismieli should have avoided that one.
Kaunismieli takes a swing at Dias Jimenez's ribcage but misses.
Kaunismieli throws out a loose jab but Dias Jimenez uses good head movement to avoid it.
Dias Jimenez seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Dias Jimenez connects with an inside leg kick.
Kaunismieli throws a nice outside leg kick.
Kaunismieli thuds his right hand into Dias Jimenez's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Dias Jimenez tests Kaunismieli's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Dias Jimenez lands a nice hook to Kaunismieli's body. Kaunismieli takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Dias Jimenez keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Kaunismieli slips a straight right by Dias Jimenez.
Kaunismieli throws a leg kick which misses Dias Jimenez's front leg but catches the back leg as Dias Jimenez tries to avoid it.
Dias Jimenez moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Dias Jimenez throws a hook to the side of Kaunismieli's head but Kaunismieli sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A decent looking cross lands there for Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands a slapping body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli checks a leg kick.
Kaunismieli lands a nice hook to Dias Jimenez's body. Dias Jimenez takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Dias Jimenez throws a poor cross that misses
and Kaunismieli makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Dias Jimenez tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Kaunismieli paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Kaunismieli doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Dias Jimenez tries a head kick but it misses.
Dias Jimenez missing with a left hand there. Kaunismieli was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kaunismieli avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Dias Jimenez avoids the body shot from Kaunismieli.
Dias Jimenez throws a right and a left that both miss.
Kaunismieli only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Dias Jimenez misses with an attempted mid kick.
Dias Jimenez blocks the body kick.
Dias Jimenez misses the body punch

and Kaunismieli counters by clinching up.
Dias Jimenez tries to throw a body punch but Kaunismieli avoids it by throwing Dias Jimenez back against the cage.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli lands with a short punch from the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dias Jimenez misses with a hook to the ribs.
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Dias Jimenez avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage.
Kaunismieli trying to stall but Dias Jimenez improves his position.
Kaunismieli misses with a body punch.
Kaunismieli lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Dias Jimenez backwards.
Dias Jimenez tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kaunismieli's elbow.
Dias Jimenez makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Dias Jimenez just misses with a elbow thrown towards Kaunismieli's brow.
Dias Jimenez gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Dias Jimenez gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook from the clinch.
Dias Jimenez tries a body shot but Kaunismieli blocks it.
Nice elbow from Dias Jimenez.
Kaunismieli has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Dias Jimenez seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Kaunismieli can turn it around.
Dias Jimenez misses with a short punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli lands a left hand.
Kaunismieli blocks an elbow strike.
A left hand lands to the body for Dias Jimenez.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with an uppercut but Dias Jimenez uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kaunismieli letting Dias Jimenez take a breather here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli has Dias Jimenez pushed against the cage.
Kaunismieli misses with the head strike.
Dias Jimenez is looking to control Kaunismieli's arms but Kaunismieli gets an underhook and turns him. Now Dias Jimenez has his back to the cage.
Kaunismieli is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Dias Jimenez misses with a body punch.
Jimmy Dias Jimenez has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Kalervo Kaunismieli is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Kaunismieli blocks an elbow strike from Dias Jimenez.
Kaunismieli avoids a wild elbow strike from Dias Jimenez.
Kaunismieli prevents a body shot from Dias Jimenez.
Dias Jimenez takes a shot to the head.
Kaunismieli can't find room to land a body shot as Dias Jimenez controls the action.
Dias Jimenez lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Kaunismieli softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Kaunismieli makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Dias Jimenez content to slow the pace in the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Dias Jimenez lands an elbow inside that Kaunismieli shrugs off.
Dias Jimenez lands an elbow inside.
Dias Jimenez lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Dias Jimenez tries to throw a body punch but Kaunismieli avoids it by throwing Dias Jimenez back against the cage.
Kaunismieli working aggressively here.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook to the ribs.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kaunismieli scores with a shoulder strike.
Kaunismieli throws a punch but it's blocked by Dias Jimenez.
Kaunismieli lands an uppercut.
Kaunismieli struggles to land a body shot inside as Dias Jimenez controls his hands.
Kaunismieli working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Kaunismieli blocks an elbow strike from Dias Jimenez.
Dias Jimenez is looking to control Kaunismieli's arms but Kaunismieli gets an underhook and turns him. Now Dias Jimenez has his back to the cage.
Kaunismieli can't find room to land a body shot as Dias Jimenez controls the action.
Dias Jimenez stalling the fight.
Dias Jimenez pushes off an throws an elbow but Kaunismieli leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Kaunismieli has a couple of punches blocked by Dias Jimenez.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Kalervo Kaunismieli.
I've got Kaunismieli 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 Chris Edwards scores the fight 27:30
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 27:30
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Kalervo Kaunismieli!

After winning the bout, Kalervo Kaunismieli thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
Jimmy Dias Jimenez spoke after the fight, saying 'his breath smell like rotten underwear....'.
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RATING
66%

 

Event: Syn 483 - Turpin vs. Gravius 3     
Date:   Nov 10, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Kalervo Kaunismieli and Brock Rumlow. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

183 cm
32
192 lbs
20 - 9 - 0
183 cm
28
195 lbs
22 - 6 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250

Conviction



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Brock Rumlow!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, James Atkins and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rumlow cracks a nice hook into Kaunismieli's ribs.
Kaunismieli has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Heart Cave (8 elites, 4 double-elites, 1 triple) in the buildup to the fight.
Kaunismieli staying out of range there.
Rumlow looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Kaunismieli connects with a looping right hand.
Rumlow throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Rumlow lands a nice leg kick that just misses Kaunismieli's sensitive parts.
Kaunismieli has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Rumlow finds it's way round the side to connect with Kaunismieli's head.
Rumlow misses with a low kick.
Rumlow is looking to slow Kaunismieli down with leg kicks.
Rumlow on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Kaunismieli. Kaunismieli obviously looking to wear him down.
Rumlow misses with an attempted mid kick.
Rumlow takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Rumlow moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rumlow takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Kaunismieli throws a hook but Rumlow avoids it easily.
Kaunismieli with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Kaunismieli lands an overhand right.
Rumlow throws a low kick but it's checked well by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli connects with the punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rumlow takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
A slapping body kick lands there for Rumlow.
Rumlow avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Kaunismieli takes one on the chin but keeps coming.

Kaunismieli closes the distance and clinches.
Rumlow lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.

Kaunismieli breaks from the clinch.
Rumlow thuds his right hand into Kaunismieli's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Rumlow throws a quick inside leg kick.
Kaunismieli scores with a leg kick.
Kaunismieli will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Kaunismieli avoids a kick to the body.
Kaunismieli swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
A nice leg kick lands there from Kaunismieli.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kaunismieli swings for the body but Rumlow moves out of range.
Rumlow misses with a wild body shot.
Rumlow fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Kaunismieli is out of range.
Kaunismieli chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rumlow can pounce on him.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli blocks a leg kick.
Kaunismieli is looking to counter punch.
Rumlow takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
A slow jab from Kaunismieli misses its intended target.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Rumlow, as that shot connected.
Kaunismieli thuds his right hand into Rumlow's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
A head kick misses from Rumlow.
Kaunismieli tried to counter with a leg kick but Rumlow avoided it.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Kaunismieli.
Rumlow looking to land some kicks to the body here.
It looked like Kaunismieli wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Rumlow throws a wild body kick that Kaunismieli sees coming a mile off.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Kaunismieli checks a leg kick.
Rumlow misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Kaunismieli moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromRumlow.
Kaunismieli avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Rumlow misses the shot to the body.
Kaunismieli gets cracked there but stands up to it.
A jab lands there for Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice uppercut lands for Kaunismieli. That snapped Rumlow's head back.
Rumlow misses with a looping left.

Kaunismieli clinches.
Rumlow throws a punch but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli tries a body shot but Rumlow blocks it.
Rumlow lands a body shot in the clinch.
Kaunismieli blocking some punches.
Kaunismieli tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rumlow's elbow.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rumlow.
Kaunismieli lands a hook that snaps the head of Rumlow backwards.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli throws a punch but it's blocked by Rumlow.

Kaunismieli breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Kaunismieli misses the body punch
and Rumlow counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Kaunismieli lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Rumlow is looking to land body kicks.
A little feinted left hand from Kaunismieli on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Kaunismieli throws a jab when Rumlow was well out of range.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rumlow walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Kaunismieli throws the left hand but Rumlow avoids the punch easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli moves out of range of the leg kick from Rumlow.
Kaunismieli throws a lazy right hand but Rumlow sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rumlow now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Kaunismieli displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rumlow throws out the jab.
It looked like Kaunismieli wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Rumlow scores with a shot to the body.
Rumlow lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Kaunismieli is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Kaunismieli looks for the body kick but Rumlow saw that one coming.
Rumlow takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Rumlow misses with an attempted mid kick.
Rumlow has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Rumlow walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Kaunismieli throws a jab when Rumlow was well out of range.
Rumlow throws a body punch but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Kaunismieli lands the left hand.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rumlow blocks a leg kick.
Rumlow finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Kaunismieli throws a big shot that misses.
Rumlow appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Kaunismieli throws a body punch but Rumlow moves out of range.
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 Kalervo Kaunismieli will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Rumlow throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Rumlow misses the shot to the body.
Kaunismieli buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Kaunismieli lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Rumlow throws a solid leg kick but Kaunismieli takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Rumlow.
Rumlow throws a head kick that misses
and Kaunismieli counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Kaunismieli throws a lazy uppercut
letting Rumlow counter with a right hand.
Rumlow scores with a decent looking hook.
Kaunismieli has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Kaunismieli pushes Rumlow away with a front kick.
Rumlow lunges at Kaunismieli with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Kaunismieli's hand.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch up.
Rumlow throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Kaunismieli counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rumlow ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.
Rumlow lands a nice looking body kick.
Rumlow misses the shot to the body.
Rumlow uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli 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.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli checks a low kick from Rumlow.
Kaunismieli works Rumlow's body with a nice hook.
Rumlow connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Kaunismieli throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rumlow sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kaunismieli uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Rumlow has time to react.
Rumlow fakes the leg kick and cracks Kaunismieli in the body.
Rumlow scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.

Kaunismieli closes the distance and clinches.
Kaunismieli misses with the head strike.
Rumlow misses with the head strike.
Kaunismieli scores with a nice hook to the head.
Kaunismieli working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Kaunismieli can't find room to land a body shot as Rumlow controls the action.
Rumlow fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A shot in the inside from Rumlow.
Kaunismieli tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rumlow's elbow.
Rumlow lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Kaunismieli tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli tries a body shot but Rumlow blocks it.
Rumlow lands a hook to the side of the head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Kaunismieli.
A short right from Rumlow.
Rumlow letting Kaunismieli take a breather here.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Kaunismieli tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kaunismieli goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kaunismieli blocks a body shot from Rumlow.
Rumlow blocks a body shot from Kaunismieli.
Rumlow misses with a punch to the body.
Kaunismieli blocking some punches.
Rumlow throws a punch but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rumlow.
Rumlow lands a left hand.
Rumlow scores with a nice hook to the head.
Kaunismieli misses with some punches.
Kaunismieli misses with a body punch.
Rumlow misses with a punch on the inside.
Rumlow tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rumlow has a couple of punches blocked by Kaunismieli.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rumlow tries to throw a body punch but Kaunismieli avoids it by throwing Rumlow back against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rumlow.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Rumlow.
A short uppercut from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Rumlow tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kaunismieli lands a nice shot to the body.
Kaunismieli misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rumlow looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Rumlow has a couple of punches blocked by Kaunismieli.
Rumlow misses with a punch on the inside.
Rumlow lands a hook that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rumlow lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Kaunismieli.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Kaunismieli misses with some punches.
Rumlow misses with a short punch on the inside.
A short right from Rumlow on the inside.
Rumlow throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
A right hook to the body lands for Rumlow.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A right hook to the body lands for Kaunismieli.
Rumlow misses with some punches.
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!
Rumlow blocking some punches.
Rumlow lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Rumlow doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rumlow has a couple of punches blocked by Kaunismieli.
Rumlow fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rumlow lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Kaunismieli misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rumlow is leaning against Kaunismieli and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rumlow.
Rumlow swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kaunismieli managing to block the knees to the body from Rumlow.
Rumlow blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rumlow softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kaunismieli throws a punch but it's blocked by Rumlow.
Kaunismieli has a couple of punches blocked by Rumlow.
A short right from Rumlow.
A head punch on the inside from Kaunismieli fails to land.
Nice body punch from Rumlow - that landed with a thud.
Rumlow swings wildly with an uppercut but Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rumlow turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Rumlow scores with a body shot.
Kalervo Kaunismieli is winning the standup battle so far.
Jab by Rumlow.
A lazy body kick from Rumlow
and Kaunismieli counters with an outside leg kick.
Kaunismieli swings for the body but Rumlow moves out of range.
Rumlow was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

Kaunismieli rushes Rumlow and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Rumlow.
Kaunismieli lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Kaunismieli tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A short body shot lands from Kaunismieli as the two fighters clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rumlow misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rumlow goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rumlow struggles to land a body shot inside as Kaunismieli controls his hands.
Rumlow swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kaunismieli is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rumlow misses with a low kick.
Nice body punch from Rumlow.
Rumlow steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kaunismieli.
Rumlow looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Kaunismieli bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Kaunismieli wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Rumlow lands a jab to Kaunismieli's midsection.
Kaunismieli throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rumlow lands a front kick.
Rumlow lands a nice leg kick that just misses Kaunismieli's sensitive parts.
Kaunismieli connects with a body shot that sends Rumlow's belly button to the back.
Rumlow walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Kaunismieli fails in his attempt to clinch.
Rumlow throws a body shot but no joy.
Rumlow thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Kaunismieli if he has to take too many more of those.
Kaunismieli takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rumlow looks to land a body kick but Kaunismieli moved away.
A slapping body kick lands there for Rumlow.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rumlow avoids the body shot from Kaunismieli.
Rumlow tries to clinch but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Rumlow looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Rumlow closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Rumlow defending well as Kaunismieli loads up on a big left hand.
Kaunismieli will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Rumlow takes a swing at Kaunismieli's ribcage but misses.
Rumlow feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Kaunismieli's calf.
Kaunismieli lands a jab to the nose.
Rumlow looks to land a right hand but Kaunismieli moved out of range.
Kaunismieli avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Kaunismieli needs to keep his hands up - Rumlow had a free shot at his head there.
Rumlow turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Rumlow throws a half hearted mid kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rumlow misses with a hook. Kaunismieli ducked under it nicely.
Kaunismieli dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Rumlow lands a really nice looking cross but Kaunismieli seems unphased.
Kaunismieli connects with a good right hand that stumbles Rumlow. Rumlow circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Rumlow looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Kaunismieli tries to close the distance and clinch up but Rumlow swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Kaunismieli jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rumlow steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Kaunismieli. That one must have hurt.
Rumlow swats away the attempt to clinch by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Kaunismieli is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Rumlow misses with a hook
and Kaunismieli counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Kaunismieli tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rumlow was well out of range. Poor timing from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch there but Rumlow circles away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rumlow throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rumlow is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Rumlow throws a leg kick
letting Kaunismieli counter with a right hand.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kaunismieli lands a nice shot that snaps Rumlow's head back.
Rumlow looks to land a combination but Kaunismieli avoids it well.
Rumlow throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rumlow throws a sloppy head kick and Kaunismieli moves out of range easily.
Rumlow misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Rumlow takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Rumlow moves out of range of the strikes.
Rumlow is looking to land body kicks.
Rumlow uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Kaunismieli has time to react.
Rumlow throws a body shot but no joy.
Rumlow connects with a right hand. Kaunismieli shakes it off.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 28:29
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 28:29
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Brock Rumlow!

During a confident post fight interview, Brock Rumlow thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: Syn 479 - Ohchooto vs Geralt     
Date:   Oct 21, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Simon Kanitz and Kalervo Kaunismieli. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

186 cm
33
185 lbs
33 - 4 - 0
183 cm
32
192 lbs
20 - 8 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Conviction
KAISER

KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Simon Kanitz!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kaunismieli misses with a straight right.
Kanitz looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Kaunismieli has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Kanitz is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Kanitz, right into the meat.
Kaunismieli looks to land a right hand but Kanitz moved out of range.
Kanitz throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Kanitz swings away with a body shot that misses
and Kaunismieli counters with a series of strikes. Kanitz will be more careful next time no doubt.
Nice uppercut there from Kanitz.
Kanitz buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Kanitz attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
A nice inside leg kick there by Kanitz. That's going to slow Kaunismieli down.
Kaunismieli throws a body punch but Kanitz moves out of range.
Kaunismieli uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kanitz.
Kaunismieli lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Kaunismieli throws a poor cross that misses
and Kaunismieli takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kaunismieli scores with a punch to the head.
We've been told by Kanitz's head coaches at Hunter MMA that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Kanitz fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Kaunismieli checks it well.
Kanitz misses with an attempted mid kick.
Kanitz tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Kaunismieli wants to counter the offense by Kanitz and move into the clinch position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Kanitz fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Kanitz looks to land a body kick but Kaunismieli moved away.
Good standup being displayed there by Kanitz as he connects with a hook.
A slow jab from Kaunismieli misses its intended target.
Kanitz half committed to a counter leg kick.
Kaunismieli throws a looping overhand right but Kanitz ducks down to avoid it.
Kanitz delivers a nice body kick.
Kanitz uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kanitz throws out the jab.
Kanitz is looking to clinch but Kaunismieli is avoiding it.
Kaunismieli bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Kanitz avoids the body shot from Kaunismieli.
Kanitz lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Kanitz lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Kaunismieli fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Kanitz looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kaunismieli swings widly with a right hand
and Kanitz cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli takes a swing at Kanitz's ribcage but misses.
Kaunismieli ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Kaunismieli throws a right hand that Kanitz ducks under and follows up with a left that Kanitz also avoids with ease.
A decent looking cross lands there for Kanitz.
Kaunismieli tries to score with a low kick but Kanitz moves his leg out of the way.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Kanitz checks a leg kick.
Kaunismieli lands a jab to the head.
Kaunismieli takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Kaunismieli throws out a loose jab but Kanitz uses good head movement to avoid it.
The fight stays on the outside here - Kaunismieli looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Kanitz uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli avoids the body shot from Kanitz.
Kanitz connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Good leg kick by Kanitz there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kanitz uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kaunismieli.
Kanitz throws a leg kick but Kaunismieli sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Kaunismieli moves out of range of the strikes.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch but Kanitz is having none of it.
Kanitz loads up on a big right hand but Kaunismieli slips the punch.
A little jabbing left from Kaunismieli on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Kaunismieli fails to land with a series of punches.
Kanitz moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Kanitz on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Kanitz is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Kaunismieli throws a big shot that misses.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Kanitz.
Kaunismieli lands a jab.
Kaunismieli ducks right into an uppercut from Kanitz.
Kaunismieli misses with a straight left.
Kaunismieli fails to land with a series of punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli checks a leg kick nicely.
Kanitz lands a nice hook to Kaunismieli's body. Kaunismieli 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.
Kanitz uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kaunismieli.
Kanitz cracks Kaunismieli with a good jab.
Kanitz lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Kaunismieli at a distance.
Kanitz walks into a left hand.
Kaunismieli takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Kaunismieli uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Kanitz.
Kaunismieli avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Kanitz takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Kaunismieli misses with a straight right.
Kaunismieli throws a predictable looking body shot
and Kanitz counters with a leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kanitz throws a body kick that misses.
Kaunismieli with a nice cross.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.

Kaunismieli closes the distance and pushes Kanitz back into the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kaunismieli looks to score with a jab to the body but Kanitz is just out of range.
A jab from Kaunismieli finds it's way through Kanitz's defenses.
Kaunismieli looks to score with a jab to the body but Kanitz is just out of range.
Kanitz throws a jab but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Simon Kanitz is winning the standup battle so far.
Kanitz lands a jab.
Kaunismieli rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Kanitz moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Kanitz ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kaunismieli moves away.
A jab lands there for Kanitz.
Kaunismieli moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Kaunismieli takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Kanitz throws a low kick but Kaunismieli avoids it.
Kanitz throws a body punch but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Kaunismieli uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Kanitz has time to react.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kaunismieli checks a low kick from Kanitz.
Kaunismieli takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Kaunismieli misses the shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kanitz throws an overhand right that lands on Kaunismieli's shoulder, as Kaunismieli tries to avoid the shot.
Kanitz circles away from the clinch attempt.
Kaunismieli tries to close the distance and clinch but Kanitz swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Kanitz throws a front kick aimed at Kaunismieli's knee but Kaunismieli avoids it well.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Kaunismieli might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Kanitz has got the better of the exchanges.
Kaunismieli scores with a one two! Kanitz had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Kanitz lands a leg kick that knocks Kaunismieli off balance momentarily.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch but Kanitz moves out of range.
Kaunismieli 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.
Kanitz steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kaunismieli.
Kanitz misses with a body shot.
Kaunismieli looks to throw a body kick
and Kanitz counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Kanitz is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Kaunismieli can do to turn this around?
Kanitz goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Kaunismieli throws out a counter right but Kanitz avoids it with no problem.

Kaunismieli clinches.
Kanitz doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Still in the clinch, Kanitz scores with a nice short uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kanitz misses with a punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli prevents a body shot from Kanitz.
Kanitz tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kanitz tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kaunismieli lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Kaunismieli throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Kanitzs head.
Kaunismieli lands with a light punch inside.
Kaunismieli's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Kaunismieli blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kanitz tries a body shot but Kaunismieli blocks it.
Kaunismieli struggles to land a body shot inside as Kanitz controls his hands.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Kanitz.
Kanitz blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli working aggressively here.
Kaunismieli tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kanitz's elbow.
Kaunismieli blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Kaunismieli blocking some punches.
Kaunismieli misses with the head strike.
Kanitz throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Kaunismielis head.
Kaunismieli tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Kanitz smiles and moves away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kanitz misses with a body kick.
Good exchange - Kanitz coming out on top.
A lazy left from Kanitz finds it's target.
Kanitz throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Kaunismieli takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Kaunismieli throws a head kick that misses.
Kaunismieli digs a good body shot into Kanitz's ribs.
Kanitz lands a jab to the head.
Kanitz throws out a leg kick but Kaunismieli moves out of range and Kanitz only half commits.
Kaunismieli pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Kanitz back to the cage. Kaunismieli follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Kanitz slips under a jab.
Kanitz is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Kaunismieli throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
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!
Kaunismieli misses with the combination.
Kaunismieli blocks a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kanitz just misses with a punch to the body.
Kaunismieli takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Kanitz looks to throw the jab but Kaunismieli is out of range.
Kaunismieli swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Kaunismieli lands with a thumping leg kick.
Kaunismieli misses the jab.
Kaunismieli throws a shot to the body.
Kanitz waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kaunismieli.
A big right from Kanitz misses.
Kaunismieli swings for the body but Kanitz moves out of range.
Kaunismieli misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kanitz.
Kanitz fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Kaunismieli.
Nice body punch from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Kaunismieli misses with a body shot.
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 Simon Kanitz will probably get the nod.
That's time! 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.


Kanitz misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Kaunismieli counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Kanitz checks the leg kick.
Kanitz goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Kanitz lands a nice leg kick that just misses Kaunismieli's sensitive parts.
Kaunismieli checks a low kick from Kanitz.
Kaunismieli avoids a kick to the body.
It seemed like Kaunismieli was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Nice shot by Kanitz.
Kaunismieli throws a shot from downtown. Kanitz moves away and avoids it.
Kanitz connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Kanitz scores with a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kaunismieli is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kaunismieli looks to throw the jab but Kanitz is out of range.
Kanitz throws a leg kick but Kaunismieli sees it coming and checks it nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli misses with a lunging right hand
and Kaunismieli takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Kaunismieli throws a low kick, looking for Kanitz's leg but Kanitz calmly moves out of range.
Kaunismieli works Kanitz's body with a nice hook.

Kaunismieli rushes Kanitz and presses him up against the cage.
Kaunismieli tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kanitz's elbow.
Kanitz struggles to land a body shot inside as Kaunismieli controls his hands.
Kaunismieli lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Kanitz misses with a hook from the clinch.
Kanitz throws a punch but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Kanitz swings wildly with an uppercut but Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kaunismieli struggles to land a body shot inside as Kanitz controls his hands.
Kanitz struggles to land a body shot inside as Kaunismieli controls his hands.
Kaunismieli fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Nice body punch from Kanitz - that landed with a thud.
Kanitz misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kalervo Kaunismieli seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Kanitz swings wildly with an uppercut but Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kanitz lands a left hand that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kanitz blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A short body shot lands from Kanitz as the two fighters clinch.
Kanitz prevents a body shot from Kaunismieli.
Kanitz makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kaunismieli lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Kanitz backwards.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook to the ribs.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with an uppercut but Kanitz uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kaunismieli has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Kanitz swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kaunismieli lands a right hand.
Kanitz lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kanitz tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kanitz misses with a punch on the inside.
Kanitz misses with a short punch on the inside.
Kanitz lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Kanitz scores with a hook to the body.
Kanitz prevents a body shot from Kaunismieli.
Kanitz struggles to land a body shot inside as Kaunismieli controls his hands.
Kanitz tries to throw a body punch but Kaunismieli avoids it by throwing Kanitz back against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A nice right hand lands inside from Kanitz.
Kanitz throws a head punch that misses.
Kanitz lands a left hand that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Kanitz.
Kanitz blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kanitz pushes Kaunismieli back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Kaunismieli takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Kanitz lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Kaunismieli blocks an uppercut.
Kanitz tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kanitz tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kaunismieli's elbow.
Kalervo Kaunismieli has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Kaunismieli blocking some punches.

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

Kaunismieli looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Kanitz has picked Kaunismieli up and slammed him! Kaunismieli can't keep hold of the triangle and Kanitz manages to pass to side control!
Kaunismieli is not content to let Kanitz control the position.
Kaunismieli is looking for a sweep.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
You can see the frustration on Kaunismieli's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Kaunismieli tries to control the position but he's not in luck - Kanitz easily slips into full mount!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kanitz can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Kaunismieli is looking to escape.
Kanitz is really struggling to control Kaunismieli but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Kanitz controlling the position easily from mount.
Kaunismieli is desperately trying to improve his position but Kanitz has a good base and remains in mount.

And that's the end of the fight!
Simon Kanitz showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Kanitz 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 30:27
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 30:27
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Simon Kanitz!
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Event: T161 - ITFL Team Finale     
Date:   Sep 23, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Chris Coath and Kalervo Kaunismieli. Coath comes to the cage accompanied by For Heavy Metal we will die!. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

175 cm
29
189 lbs
16 - 4 - 0
183 cm
32
192 lbs
20 - 7 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Chris Coath!
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 Los Angeles, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, Phil Schofield and Richard Clark.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Coath thumps Kaunismieli with a low kick.
Kaunismieli avoids the head kick by Coath.
Coath misses with a straight left.
Coath lands a nice shot to the body.
Some bone on bone action there as Coath checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Kaunismieli misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Coath.
Coath rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Kaunismieli moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Kaunismieli takes a kick to the side of the head.
Coath ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.
We've been told by Coath's head coaches at Heavy Metal that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Kaunismieli displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Coath throws out the jab.
Kaunismieli swats away the attempt to clinch by Coath.
Kaunismieli jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Chris Coath 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.
Coath throws a poor cross that misses
enabling Kaunismieli to counter with a crisp jab.
Kaunismieli swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Kaunismieli throws a jab but it's blocked by Coath.
A looping hook to the body misses from Coath. Kaunismieli does a little dance to reset his feet.
Coath throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Kaunismieli on the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coath keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kaunismieli staying out of range there.
A nice side step and Kaunismieli releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Coath misses with a head kick.
Coath takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Coath misses with a right hand
and Kaunismieli counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Kaunismieli has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Coath.
Kaunismieli moves away from the strike by Coath.
Coath checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.

Coath moves into range and clinches up with Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.

Kaunismieli breaks from the clinch.
A chopping leg kick lands by Coath.
Kaunismieli misses with a left hand
and Coath cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Kaunismieli misses with an uppercut. Coath saw that one coming.
Coath wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Coath misses the shot to the body.
Coath throws a nice looking combination but Kaunismieli bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Coath ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.
Coath steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kaunismieli.
Coath appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Coath is looking to clinch.
Kaunismieli is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Coath.
A quick step to the side and Coath tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kaunismieli throws a sloppy body shot
and Coath counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Good standup being displayed there by Kaunismieli as he connects with a hook.
Coath bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Kaunismieli's head.
Kaunismieli with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Coath to score with a decent uppercut.
Coath throws a front kick aimed at Kaunismieli's knee but Kaunismieli avoids it well.
Coath misses with a lunging right hand
and Kaunismieli counters with a slapping leg kick.
Coath stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Coath lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Coath throws a leg kick that misses.
Coath fails with an attempt to clinch.
Coath thumps Kaunismieli with a low kick.
Kaunismieli throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Kaunismieli looks for the body kick but Coath saw that one coming.
Kaunismieli walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coath looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Kaunismieli is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.

Coath clinches up against the cage.
Coath working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Kaunismieli cracks Coath with a nice body shot.
Coath pushes Kaunismieli back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Coath is trying to push Kaunismieli away but Kaunismieli has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Kaunismieli lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A right hook to the body lands for Kaunismieli.
A nice left hand lands by Kaunismieli.
Coath throws a punch but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Coath.
Coath misses with a hook from the clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Coath.

Kaunismieli's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Coath on the wrong end of a nice hook.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Coath throws a shot from downtown. Kaunismieli moves away and avoids it.
Kaunismieli takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Kaunismieli throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Coath on the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli connects with a looping right hand.
Kaunismieli is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Coath had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Coath lands with a nice body punch.
Kaunismieli bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Coath's head backwards.
Coath walks into a stiff left hand from Kaunismieli.
Coath has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Coath there as he acknowledges the shot.
Kaunismieli throws out a powerful jab.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the side of Coath's head but Coath sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A big left from Kaunismieli misses.
Kaunismieli throws a body kick that misses.
Kaunismieli connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Coath's hands.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Coath connects with a high kick.
Coath throws a low kick but Kaunismieli avoids it.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Coath.
Kaunismieli is looking to slow Coath down with leg kicks.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Kalervo Kaunismieli 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.


Kaunismieli fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Coath checks a leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kaunismieli. Coath does a little dance to reset his feet.
Coath throws a big counter combination but Kaunismieli scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Kaunismieli avoids the body shot from Coath.
Kaunismieli has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Kaunismieli throws an off balance right hand
and Coath counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Kaunismieli fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Coath manages to avoid it.
Kaunismieli throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Coath pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Kaunismieli tries a low kick but Coath avoids it.
Coath has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Kaunismieli looks to score with a jab to the body but Coath is just out of range.
Kaunismieli blocks a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kaunismieli throws a shot to the body.
Kaunismieli punishes Coath's body with a nice straight punch.
Kaunismieli slips under a jab.
Coath lands a leg kick that knocks Kaunismieli off balance momentarily.
Kaunismieli lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli throws a lazy uppercut
and Coath counters with a low kick, right behind Kaunismieli 's knee.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Kaunismieli.
Coath swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook. Coath ducked under it nicely.
Coath was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
A lazy left from Coath finds it's target.
Coath scores with a nice head shot.
Coath tries to clinch but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Kaunismieli swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Coath throws a body kick that misses.
Coath has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Kaunismieli.
Coath swats away the attempt to clinch by Kaunismieli.

Coath has closed the distance and engaged Kaunismieli in a clinch.
Coath makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Kaunismieli pushes Coath back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Coath blocking some punches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Coath blocking some punches.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Coath tries to circle away but Kaunismieli has him pinned against the cage.

Coath decides to pull guard.
Kaunismieli trying to control but Coath is working from the bottom.
Kaunismieli stopping the sweep attempt from Coath.
Kaunismieli trying to control the position from guard on top but Coath is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Coath tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Kaunismieli trying to control but Coath is working from the bottom.
Coath bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Kaunismieli's guard.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Kaunismieli throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kaunismieli keeping moving, preventing Coath from controlling successfully.
Coath distracts Kaunismieli with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Coath postures up and lands a big shot to Kaunismieli's brow.
Kaunismieli seems keen to control Coath's posture.
Coath pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kaunismieli is keeping the position for now.
Kaunismieli working a defensive guard here.

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.

Kaunismieli is looking for a triangle but Coath pushes his legs off easily.
Coath tries to free his leg and advance position but Kaunismieli is retaining full guard.

Kaunismieli looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Kaunismieli controlling the position.
Coath wants to control from the top but Kaunismieli keeps moving.

Kaunismieli isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Coath stacks Kaunismieli 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 Coath!
Coath wants to lay and pray for a moment but Kaunismieli keeps working.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kaunismieli doesn't manage to clinch there - Coath circles away.
Kaunismieli misses with the combination.
Coath fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Coath takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Kaunismieli throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Coath wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Coath misses with a looping right.
Coath lands with a thumping leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Coath.
Kaunismieli tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Coath rushes Kaunismieli and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Coath lands with a short punch from the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Coath fails to land.
Coath struggles to land a body shot inside as Kaunismieli controls his hands.
Coath can't find room to land a body shot as Kaunismieli controls the action.
Coath has a couple of punches blocked by Kaunismieli.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli misses with the head strike.
Kaunismieli lands a nice uppercut.
Kaunismieli is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Kaunismieli tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Coath's elbow.
Coath lands a hook that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Coath misses with a punch to the body.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook from the clinch.
Kaunismieli tries a body shot but Coath blocks it.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Coath.
Coath tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch on the inside.
Coath lands with a short shot to the head.
Coath has a couple of punches blocked by Kaunismieli.
A short uppercut from Coath.
Kaunismieli looking to slow down the pace here.
Kaunismieli prevents a body shot from Coath.
Kaunismieli tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli throws a jab but it's blocked by Coath.
Coath cracks Kaunismieli with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Coath with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Coath looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Kaunismieli swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Coath tries a head kick but it misses.
Coath throws an off balance right hand
letting Kaunismieli counter with a right hand.
Kaunismieli avoids the body shot from Coath.
Kaunismieli closes the distance and lands a one-two.

Coath moves into range and clinches up with Kaunismieli.
Coath throws a head punch that misses.
Coath struggles to land a body shot inside as Kaunismieli controls his hands.
Coath swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with an uppercut but Coath uses good head movement to avoid it.
Coath doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Kaunismieli lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coath throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Kaunismielis head.
Coath misses with a body punch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kaunismieli.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Coath.
Coath tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kaunismieli's elbow.
A head punch on the inside from Coath fails to land.
Kaunismieli throws a punch but it's blocked by Coath.
A hook to the body from Coath.
Kaunismieli goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kaunismieli lands with a right to the head.
Coath tries to work over Kaunismieli's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kaunismieli tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kaunismieli looking to slow down the pace here.
Coath lands a nice uppercut.
Coath misses with a shot to the kidneys.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Coath.
Kaunismieli blocking some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kaunismieli.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Kaunismieli breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Kaunismieli throws a hook but Coath avoids it easily.
Coath throws out a powerful jab.
Coath throws a hook but Kaunismieli avoids it easily.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Coath feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Kaunismieli's calf.
Kaunismieli moves out of range of the leg kick from Coath.
Coath keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Coath shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Kaunismieli tried to score with a low kick but Coath checks it.
Kaunismieli buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Coath avoids the body shot from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Coath tries a low kick but Kaunismieli avoids it.
A jab from Kaunismieli misses.
Coath swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Kalervo Kaunismieli seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Kaunismieli uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Nice jab there from Coath.
Coath throws a head kick that misses
and Kaunismieli counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A telegraphed right hand from Kaunismieli misses the target.
It looked like Coath wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Kaunismieli stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Coath.
Coath plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Coath throws a head kick that misses.
Kaunismieli is trying to counter with his kicks.
Kaunismieli tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Coath was well out of range. Poor timing from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Coath misses with a looping right.
Coath wants to slow Kaunismieli down by chopping away at his legs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kaunismieli steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Coath.
Kaunismieli on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Coath. Coath obviously looking to wear him down.
Coath tries to clinch up but Kaunismieli circles away and keeps his distance.
Coath throws a body kick that misses.
Kaunismieli scores with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Kaunismieli throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Coath misses with an uppercut
enabling Kaunismieli to counter with a crisp jab.
Coath tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Kaunismieli manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Coath throws a right hand that Kaunismieli ducks under and follows up with a left that Kaunismieli also avoids with ease.
Kaunismieli swings widly with a right hand
and Coath counters with a nice uppercut.
Good leg kick by Coath there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Kaunismieli throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Coath throws a leg kick
and Kaunismieli counters with a nice body kick.
Kaunismieli throws a shot from downtown. Coath moves away and avoids it.
Kaunismieli walks forward, straight into a front kick from Coath.
Coath moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Kaunismieli throws a jab but it's blocked by Coath.
Coath tests Kaunismieli's chin there with a solid looking shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Coath blocks a jab.
Kaunismieli throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Coath is looking to clinch but Kaunismieli is avoiding it.
Coath digs a good body shot into Kaunismieli's ribs.
Coath looks to land a body kick but Kaunismieli moved away.
Coath dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Kaunismieli throws a looping overhand right but Coath ducks down to avoid it.
Kaunismieli slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Coath moves away from the strike by Kaunismieli.
Coath throws a good cross that connects.
Coath walks into a straight right hand from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Coath punishes Kaunismieli's body with a nice straight punch.
Coath throws a lazy right hand but Kaunismieli sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Nice defenses there by Kaunismieli.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Coath cracks Kaunismieli with a right hand to the side of the head.
Coath tries to clinch there but Kaunismieli circles away.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook to the body

and Coath counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Coath.
A head punch on the inside from Kaunismieli fails to land.

Coath manages to break the clinch.
Kaunismieli ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Coath moves away.
Coath looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Coath staying out of range there.
Coath throws a leg kick
and Kaunismieli counters with a left to the body.
Coath throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Coath takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Coath scores with a shot to the body.
Coath misses with a looping left.
Kaunismieli looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Coath fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Kaunismieli has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Coath fails with an attempt to clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Coath tries to move into range but Kaunismieli moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Coath dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Kaunismieli. That did some damage!
Kaunismieli gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Coath.
A swing and a miss from Coath.
Kaunismieli checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Coath throws a low kick, looking for Kaunismieli's leg but Kaunismieli calmly moves out of range.
Coath steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kaunismieli.
Coath fails in his attempt to clinch.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook.
It looked like Coath wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Coath checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Kaunismieli is looking to slow Coath down with leg kicks.
Coath lands a jab to the nose.
Coath scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Coath throws a nice outside leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Chris Coath had his way with Kalervo Kaunismieli in that round.
That's time! Coath's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Coath misses with an attempted mid kick.
Coath slips under a jab.
Kaunismieli scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Kaunismieli takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Coath lands the left hand.
Kaunismieli misses with a lunging right hand
and Coath connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Kaunismieli misses with a jab, cross combination.
Coath scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Coath takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Coath tries to grapple but his opponent circles
enabling Kaunismieli to counter with a crisp jab.
Coath misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Kaunismieli throws a good cross that connects.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Coath throws a jab when Kaunismieli was well out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A low kick from Coath is predictable there
and Coath takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A solid leg kick lands there for Coath.
Coath throws a series of strikes that have Kaunismieli backpedaling.
Coath blocks a jab.
Coath on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.

Coath forces Kaunismieli back against the cage and clinches.
Chris Coath has scored more points in the clinch so far.

Kaunismieli breaks the clinch.
Coath slips under a jab from Kaunismieli.
A little feinted left hand from Coath on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
A low kick from Coath is predictable there
and Kaunismieli cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Coath tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Kaunismieli is able to avoid easily.
Coath tests Kaunismieli's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Kaunismieli checks a low kick from Coath.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kaunismieli lands with an overhand left.
Coath tries to work over Kaunismieli's front leg with a kick but Kaunismieli checks it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Coath throws a hook but Kaunismieli avoids it easily.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Kaunismieli! But no joy.
Coath misses with a series of wild punches.
Kaunismieli slips a straight right by Coath.
Coath fails with an attempt to clinch.
Coath throws a big shot that misses.
Kaunismieli fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Coath manages to avoid it.
Kaunismieli takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Kaunismieli ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Coath checks a leg kick.
Coath tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Kaunismieli manages to circle out of the way.
Kaunismieli throws a predictable looking body shot
and Kaunismieli takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Coath missing with a left hand there. Kaunismieli was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Coath sets himself, and Kaunismieli steps forward looking for the clinch! Coath avoids it this time.
Some bone on bone action there as Kaunismieli checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Kaunismieli appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Coath swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Kaunismieli misses with a head kick.
Coath tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Kaunismieli is able to avoid easily.
Coath missing with a left hand there. Kaunismieli was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Coath moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
An inside leg kick lands from Coath.
Coath on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Kalervo Kaunismieli has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Kaunismieli swats away the attempt to clinch by Coath.
Kaunismieli throws a jab but it's blocked by Coath.
Kaunismieli lands a jab.
Coath throws a head kick but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Coath throws a quick inside leg kick.
Kaunismieli throws a right and a left that both miss.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli thows a left - swing and a miss!
Coath fires out a quick counter leg kick but Kaunismieli just manages to avoid it.
Kaunismieli takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Coath checks a leg kick.
Kaunismieli misses with a straight right.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kaunismieli looks to throw the jab but Coath is out of range.
Coath feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Kaunismieli's calf.
Coath scores with a sloppy right hand. Kaunismieli should have avoided that one.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kaunismieli throws a poor cross that misses
and Coath counters with a stiff right hand.
An inside leg kick from Coath misses.
Kaunismieli has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Coath.
Coath thumps Kaunismieli with a low kick.
Coath ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli takes a jab right on the kisser.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 50:45
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 49:46
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 50:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Chris Coath!

Chris Coath tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.
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Event: T157 Newton vs Kaunismieli     
Date:   Aug 26, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Aaron Newton and Kalervo Kaunismieli. 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.

180 cm
27
203 lbs
18 - 4 - 0
183 cm
31
192 lbs
20 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Aaron Newton!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, Colin Fotheringham and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A big left from Newton misses.
Kaunismieli takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Kaunismieli checks a leg kick nicely.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Kaunismieli! But no joy.
Kaunismieli loads up on a big right hand but Newton slips the punch.
Newton cracks Kaunismieli with a good jab.
A clash of legs there as Newton blocks the low kick.
Good work by Newton as he checks the leg kick.
The fighters circling - Newton throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Kaunismieli throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Newton sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kaunismieli chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Newton can pounce on him.
Newton cracks the inside of Kaunismieli's front leg.
Kaunismieli lands a really nice looking cross but Newton seems unphased.
Newton throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Newton scores with a shot to the body.
Kaunismieli lands a jab to Newton's midsection.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kaunismieli looks to land a right hand but Newton moved out of range.
Newton scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Newton throws a front kick that sends Kaunismieli stumbling back into the cage.
Aaron Newton seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Newton throws a leg kick but Kaunismieli sees it coming and moves out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kaunismieli. Newton does a little dance to reset his feet.
It looked like Newton wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
A swing and a miss from Kaunismieli.
Newton tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kaunismieli was well out of range. Poor timing from Newton.
Kaunismieli has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Newton.
A big right from Newton misses.
Newton ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kaunismieli moves away.
Newton throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Newton is looking to land body kicks.
Newton throws out a powerful jab.
Newton is looking to wear down Kaunismieli with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Newton throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Newton throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Kaunismieli! But no joy.
Newton throws the left hand but Kaunismieli avoids the punch easily.
Kaunismieli follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Kaunismieli lands with a hook. Newton tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
A good leg kick by Newton.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Newton lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Newton throws a hook to the side of Kaunismieli's head but Kaunismieli sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Newton cracks Kaunismieli with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Kaunismieli thumps Newton with a low kick.
Newton fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
A nice leg kick lands there from Newton.
Kaunismieli ducks under a wild hook from Newton.
Kaunismieli ducks under a wild hook from Newton.
Kaunismieli looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Newton fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Kaunismieli checks it well.
Newton tests Kaunismieli's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Newton on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Kaunismieli tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Newton was well out of range. Poor timing from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Newton.
Newton throws a sloppy body shot
and Kaunismieli makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Newton slips under a jab from Kaunismieli.
Good shot there by Kaunismieli.
Newton looks to land a body kick but Kaunismieli moved away.
Kaunismieli slips a jab from Newton.
The fighters circling - Newton throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Kaunismieli was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Kaunismieli looks to score with a jab to the body but Newton is just out of range.
Newton dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Newton throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Newton plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Newton uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kaunismieli.
Newton wants to land a leg kick but Kaunismieli is out of range.
Kaunismieli throws a combination that misses
and Newton makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Kaunismieli really felt that one!
Kaunismieli moves in looking to clinch but Newton pushes him off.
Good standup being displayed there by Kaunismieli as he connects with a hook.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Newton loads up on a big right hand but Kaunismieli slips the punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Newton fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Kaunismieli has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Newton avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Kaunismieli swings for the body but Newton moves out of range.
Kaunismieli throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Newton makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Kaunismieli misses the shot to the body.
Kaunismieli keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kaunismieli misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Newton.
Newton throws a leg kick
and Kaunismieli counters with a nice body shot.
Newton lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Kaunismieli scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Kaunismieli misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Newton.
Newton tried to score with a low kick but Kaunismieli checks it.
Kaunismieli throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Newton sees it coming and avoids it easily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Kaunismieli moves into the clinch.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A bone on bone clash there as Newton blocks the leg kick.
Kaunismieli looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Newton lunges at Kaunismieli with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Kaunismieli's hand.
Kaunismieli walks into a stiff left hand from Newton.
The crowd cheers as Newton lands an impressive looking overhand right. Kaunismieli doesn't seem phased though.
Newton is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Kaunismieli can do to turn this around?
Kaunismieli misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Newton is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Newton dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Kaunismieli. That did some damage!
Newton scores with the left hand. Kaunismieli knows he should have avoided that one.
Kaunismieli jabs Newton right on the nose. Newton blinks but takes it well.
Newton throws a leg kick that is checked
letting Kaunismieli counter with a right hand.
Kaunismieli ducks under a wild hook from Newton.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Newton lands a right hook to the body.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch
and Newton connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Kaunismieli lands with a right hand.
Kaunismieli's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Newton lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Kaunismieli defending well as Newton loads up on a big left hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A jab from Kaunismieli misses.
Kaunismieli misses with a body kick.
Newton thows a left - swing and a miss!
Kaunismieli throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
It looked like Newton wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
A decent looking cross lands there for Newton.
Newton ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli scores with a leg kick.
Newton connects with a leg kick. Kaunismieli looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch but Newton moves out of range.
Newton misses with an uppercut
and Kaunismieli counters with a low kick, right behind Newton 's knee.
A shot to the body from Newton misses
and Kaunismieli cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Newton throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Kaunismieli.
Newton uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli swings for the body but Newton moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice uppercut lands for Newton. That snapped Kaunismieli's head back.
Kaunismieli is looking to clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Newton throws a looping overhand right but Kaunismieli ducks down to avoid it.
Newton fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kaunismieli manages to avoid it.
Kaunismieli looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Kaunismieli misses with an uppercut. Newton saw that one coming.
Kaunismieli lands a jab to the nose.
Newton scores with a body shot.
Kaunismieli blocks a head kick by Newton.
An inside leg kick lands from Kaunismieli.
Newton fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Kaunismieli has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Newton gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Newton lands a jab to the head.
Newton scores with a punch to the head.
A jab from Newton finds it's way through Kaunismieli's defenses.
Newton throws a poor cross that misses
and Kaunismieli makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Newton scoring well with a low kick there.
Newton keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Newton throws a hook but Kaunismieli avoids it easily.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Newton.
Newton throws a body shot but no joy.
Newton ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Newton misses with an uppercut.
A swing and a miss from Newton.
Kaunismieli connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Newton just misses with a punch to the body.
Newton takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Kaunismieli is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Newton digs a good body shot into Kaunismieli's ribs.
A looping hook to the body misses from Newton. Kaunismieli does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli misses with a straight left.
Kaunismieli ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Newton moves away.
Newton pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
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!
Newton feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Kaunismieli's calf.
Kaunismieli walks forward, straight into a front kick from Newton.

Kaunismieli gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Newton scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Kaunismieli blocks an uppercut.
Kaunismieli tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kaunismieli misses with a short punch on the inside.
Newton scores with a shoulder strike.
Newton misses with some punches.
Newton misses with a shot to the kidneys.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kaunismieli lands with a short shot to the head.
Kaunismieli blocking some punches.
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Newton avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage.
Kaunismieli lands with a light punch inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Newton keeps the fight on the outside.
Kaunismieli connects with a body shot that sends Newton's belly button to the back.
Aaron Newton is winning the standup battle so far.
Newton on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Kaunismieli connects with a solid leg kick.
Newton ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Newton checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Kaunismieli throws a nice looking combination but Newton bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Newton misses with a wild body shot.
Newton takes a swing at Kaunismieli's ribcage but misses.
Kaunismieli lands a nice looking body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Newton manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Kaunismieli throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Newton slips a straight right by Kaunismieli.
Newton lands with a nice body kick.
Kaunismieli takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Newton loads up on a big right hand but Kaunismieli slips the punch.
Kaunismieli takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Kaunismieli loads up on a big right hand but Newton slips the punch.
Newton throwing a counter right hand but Kaunismieli manages to avoid it.
Newton fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Newton tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kaunismieli was well out of range. Poor timing from Newton.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Kaunismieli! But no joy.
Kaunismieli throws an off balance right hand
and Newton counters with a good low kick that Kaunismieli was not able to check.
Newton fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Kaunismieli throws a wild body kick that Newton sees coming a mile off.
Newton moves out of range as Kaunismieli strikes.
Newton scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Newton misses with a lunging right hand
and Kaunismieli counters with a straight right hand.
Kaunismieli takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Newton throws a solid leg kick but Kaunismieli takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Newton.
Kaunismieli throws out a counter right but Newton avoids it with no problem.
Newton fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Kaunismieli on the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Newton misses the body punch
and Kaunismieli counters with a right hand to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Newton scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Kaunismieli doesn't seem bothered though.
Newton connects with a solid leg kick.
Newton tries to move into range but Kaunismieli moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
A good leg kick by Newton.
Kaunismieli misses the jab.
Newton tried to counter with a leg kick but Kaunismieli avoided it.
Newton throws a hook but Kaunismieli avoids it easily.
Kaunismieli throws a push kick but Newton slaps the foot to one side.
Kaunismieli misses with a straight left.
Newton feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Newton looks to score with a jab to the body but Kaunismieli is just out of range.
Kaunismieli takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Newton looks to score with a jab to the body but Kaunismieli is just out of range.
Kaunismieli misses the shot to the body.
Newton lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli tries to land a front kick but Newton steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Newton cracks the inside of Kaunismieli's front leg.
Newton throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
It seemed like Kaunismieli was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Kaunismieli tries to close the distance and clinch but Newton swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Newton ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Newton 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 Kaunismieli has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Kaunismieli and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Kaunismieli misses with an attempted mid kick.
Kaunismieli lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Newton at a distance.
Newton misses the shot to the body.
Kaunismieli has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Newton.
Newton listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Kaunismieli fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Newton looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Kaunismieli throws out a powerful jab.
Newton is looking to slow Kaunismieli down with leg kicks.
Kaunismieli checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Good exchange - Kaunismieli coming out on top.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli blocks the body kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Newton bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Newton lands a leg kick that knocks Kaunismieli off balance momentarily.
Newton throws out a loose jab but Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kaunismieli throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Newton swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Newton throws a sloppy body shot
and Kaunismieli cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Newton staying out of range there.
Kaunismieli keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Newton.
A jab from Kaunismieli does it's job there.
Kaunismieli misses with a wild body shot.
Kaunismieli fails in his attempt to clinch.
Newton half committed to a counter leg kick.
Kaunismieli misses with a straight right.
Newton bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Kaunismieli throws a nice inside leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Aaron Newton did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Kaunismieli keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kaunismieli keeps Newton at a distance using the push kick.
Newton tries to land a leg kick but Kaunismieli saw it coming and moves away.
Kaunismieli lands with a hook. Newton tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Newton throws a nice inside leg kick.
Newton throws a head kick that misses.
Newton throws a good cross that connects.
Newton drops his hands momentarily and Kaunismieli takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Kaunismieli keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Newton looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Newton moves out of range as Kaunismieli strikes.
Kaunismieli connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Kaunismieli lands a slapping body shot.
Kaunismieli lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Kaunismieli, right into the meat.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli throws an overhand right that lands on Newton's shoulder, as Newton tries to avoid the shot.
Newton misses with a low kick.
Newton swings and misses with a shot to the body
enabling Kaunismieli to counter with a crisp jab.
Newton lands with a nice body punch.
Kaunismieli staying out of range there.
Newton looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Newton throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Newton.
The fighters circling - Newton throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Kaunismieli lands with a shot to the body.
Kaunismieli tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Newton was well out of range. Poor timing from Kaunismieli.
A jab from Newton misses.
Kaunismieli staying out of range there.
Newton throws a hook but Kaunismieli avoids it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli lands with a nice combination. Newton backs away looking to recover.
Kaunismieli misses with a low kick.
Newton moves out of range as Kaunismieli strikes.
A big left from Newton misses.
Kaunismieli looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Newton displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kaunismieli throws out the jab.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Newton takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Kaunismieli throws a big shot that misses.
Kaunismieli takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook.
A shot to the liver by Kaunismieli. Beautiful body shot.
Kaunismieli slips a jab from Newton.
Kaunismieli misses with a jab to the body
and Newton counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Kaunismieli misses with a body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli slips a jab from Newton.
Newton takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Kaunismieli has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.

Kaunismieli instigates a clinch.
Kaunismieli misses with the head strike.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Newton.
Newton works on Kaunismieli's body with a couple of short punches.
Kaunismieli is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Newton lands a right hand that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Kaunismieli misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Newton fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A short right from Newton.
Newton tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kaunismieli's elbow.
Newton lands a body punch.
Newton working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Newton cracks Kaunismieli with a nice body shot.
Newton lands a hook that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Newton lands a hook that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Newton lands a right hand that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kaunismieli.
Newton throws a punch but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with an uppercut but Newton uses good head movement to avoid it.
Nice body punch from Newton.
Newton gets through Kaunismieli's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli can't find room to land a body shot as Newton controls the action.
Newton doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Kaunismieli blocks an uppercut.
Newton scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A head punch on the inside from Kaunismieli fails to land.
Newton misses with a hook from the clinch.
Newton misses with a short punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli lands a left hand.
Newton misses with the head strike.
Kaunismieli blocks an uppercut.
Newton working aggressively here.
Newton blocks a punch to the side of the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Aaron Newton will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Newton throws a good cross that connects.
Newton uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Kaunismieli.
Newton lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Newton takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Kaunismieli lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Newton lets loose with a powerful body kick. Kaunismieli will feel that in the morning.
Newton misses with a jab to the body
and Kaunismieli counters with a nice uppercut.
A leg kick checked by Kaunismieli.
Newton ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.
A left lands for Newton.
Kaunismieli throws a looping overhand right but Newton ducks down to avoid it.
Newton tried to counter with a leg kick but Kaunismieli avoided it.
Newton lands a lovely overhand right.
Newton misses with a wild body shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kaunismieli lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Kaunismieli.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Newton misses with a head kick.
Kaunismieli misses the jab.
Newton throws a looping overhand right but Kaunismieli ducks down to avoid it.
Kaunismieli throws out a counter right but Newton avoids it with no problem.
Newton misses with a kick to the body
and Newton takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Kaunismieli takes a jab right on the kisser.
Newton looks to score with a jab to the body but Kaunismieli is just out of range.
Kaunismieli connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch up.
Newton was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
A looping hook to the body misses from Newton. Kaunismieli does a little dance to reset his feet.
Newton lands with a good body shot.
Newton takes a swing at Kaunismieli's ribcage but misses.
It seemed like Kaunismieli was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Kaunismieli bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

Kaunismieli closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Newton throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Newton.
Kaunismieli throws a head punch that misses.
Kaunismieli misses with the head strike.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kaunismieli blocks a body shot from Newton.
Kaunismieli lands a left hand that snaps the head of Newton backwards.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook to the ribs.
Newton misses with a punch on the inside.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Newton.
Kaunismieli is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Kaunismieli can't find room to land a body shot as Newton controls the action.
Kaunismieli blocks an uppercut.
Kaunismieli blocks a body shot from Newton.
Kaunismieli throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Newtons head.
Newton misses with the head strike.
Aaron Newton has scored more points in the clinch so far.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kaunismieli.
Newton misses with some punches.
A head punch on the inside from Kaunismieli fails to land.
Newton lands a right hand.
Newton swings wildly with an uppercut but Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Kaunismieli fails to land.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with an uppercut but Newton uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kaunismieli throws a head punch that misses.
Kaunismieli misses with a body punch.
Newton swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kaunismieli lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Newton backwards.
Kalervo Kaunismieli has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Aaron Newton is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Kaunismieli throws a head punch that misses.
Kaunismieli misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kaunismieli misses with some punches.
Newton prevents a body shot from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands a right hand that snaps the head of Newton backwards.
A short right from Kaunismieli on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Newton.
Newton throws a head punch that misses.
A body shot lands from Newton.
Newton makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Kaunismieli misses with some punches.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook from the clinch.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with an uppercut but Newton uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kaunismieli has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Newton seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Kaunismieli can turn it around.
Kaunismieli misses with some punches.
Newton blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli misses with some punches.
Kaunismieli tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Newton's elbow.
A head punch on the inside from Kaunismieli fails to land.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Kalervo Kaunismieli.
Well Newton has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 48:47
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 49:46
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Aaron Newton!

Aaron Newton retains his middleweight title!
Aaron Newton decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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Event: T152 Hussle vs McKane     
Date:   Jul 22, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Kalervo Kaunismieli and Carter Martin. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

183 cm
31
192 lbs
19 - 6 - 0
190 cm
38
185 lbs
15 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250

Hellbent



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Carter Martin!
The judges for this bout are Andrew Berry, Richard Clark and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Martin takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Kaunismieli connects with a good right hand that stumbles Martin. Martin circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook.
Kaunismieli falls off balance throwing a combination
and Martin counters with a nice body shot.
Kaunismieli throws a predictable looking body shot
and Martin counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Kaunismieli wants to clinch.
A little jabbing left from Martin on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Martin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kaunismieli moves away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A big left from Kaunismieli misses.
Kaunismieli misses with a left hand
and Martin cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch there but Martin circles away.
A little jabbing left from Martin on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Martin keeps the fight on the outside.
Martin ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli scores with a jab.
Nice uppercut lands for Kaunismieli. That snapped Martin's head back.

Kaunismieli moves into range and clinches up with Martin.
Still in the clinch, Martin scores with a nice short uppercut.
Martin tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A short right from Kaunismieli on the inside.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Martin pushes Kaunismieli back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Martin misses with some punches.
Kaunismieli swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kaunismieli's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Kaunismieli tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kaunismieli is trying to stall.
Martin lands with a right to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A short uppercut from Kaunismieli.
A head punch on the inside from Kaunismieli fails to land.
Martin blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli is stalling here.
Martin leaning his opponent against the cage.
Kaunismieli working some nice short punches in the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Martin lands a left hand.
Kaunismieli blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli lands a hook that snaps the head of Martin backwards.
Martin fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Martin blocks a body shot from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands with a left to the head.
Martin can't find room to land a body shot as Kaunismieli controls the action.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Martin.
Martin takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Kaunismieli bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Martin's head backwards.
Martin checks a leg kick.
Martin misses with a double jab.
Kaunismieli moves out of range as Martin strikes.
Kaunismieli looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Martin uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kaunismieli.
Martin tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kaunismieli was well out of range. Poor timing from Martin.
Martin gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Kaunismieli.

Martin is rocked!
Martin takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Martin is still on wobbly legs! Can Kaunismieli finish him?
Martin slips a jab from Kaunismieli.
A countering left hand to the body from Martin misses.
Martin leaves his chin hanging out and Kaunismieli seizes the opportunity with an uppercut! Martin crumbles to the floor in a heap! The referee steps in and tends to the downed fighter! What a knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Kalervo Kaunismieli!
During a confident post fight interview, Kalervo Kaunismieli thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: T150 LA     
Date:   Jul 08, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Kalervo Kaunismieli and Aaron Newton. Aaron Newton is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

183 cm
31
192 lbs
19 - 5 - 0
180 cm
26
194 lbs
17 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250

Sully's Bar & Grill
Spartan Nutrition 160Q with Proof



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Aaron Newton!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A nice inside leg kick there by Newton. That's going to slow Kaunismieli down.
A cross from Newton lands.
A nice leg kick lands there from Newton.
Kaunismieli doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Kaunismieli throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook. Newton ducked under it nicely.
Kaunismieli lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Newton staying out of range there.
Newton was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Kaunismieli lands with an uppercut that bounces Newton off the cage and back into range.
The fighters circling - Newton throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Newton listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Newton will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Kaunismieli takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Aaron Newton 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.
Kaunismieli looks to land a left hand but Newton moved out of range nicely.
Newton lands a nice hook to Kaunismieli's body. Kaunismieli takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
A big left from Kaunismieli misses.
Kaunismieli lands with a thumping leg kick.
Newton takes a swing at Kaunismieli's ribcage but misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli slips under a jab.
Kaunismieli is looking to counter punch.
Kaunismieli tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Newton was well out of range. Poor timing from Kaunismieli.
Newton throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Newton fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Kaunismieli.
Newton misses with a hook.
A counter left hand to the body from Kaunismieli misses its target.
Newton misses with a body shot.
Newton fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Newton connects with a body shot.
Kaunismieli throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Kaunismieli finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Newton misses with a straight left.
Newton with a hook.
Newton tries to land a front kick but Kaunismieli steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
An attempted straight right counter from Kaunismieli misses the target.
Newton misses with a wild body shot.
Newton throws a front kick aimed at Kaunismieli's knee but Kaunismieli avoids it well.
Newton scores with a leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Newton blocks a jab.
It seemed like Newton was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Kaunismieli moves out of range as Newton strikes.
A clash of legs there as Kaunismieli blocks the low kick.
Kaunismieli throws a big shot that misses.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kaunismieli missing with a left hand there. Newton was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Newton throws an overhand right that lands on Kaunismieli's shoulder, as Kaunismieli tries to avoid the shot.
Nice straight punches there by Newton. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Newton.
Newton stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Kaunismieli.
No joy there for Kaunismieli, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Newton scores with the left hand. Kaunismieli knows he should have avoided that one.
Kaunismieli throws a solid leg kick but Newton takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli throws a sloppy body shot
and Newton counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Kaunismieli steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Newton. That one must have hurt.
Newton keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Newton fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kaunismieli manages to avoid it.
Kaunismieli walks into a left hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Newton tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
A shot to the liver by Newton. Beautiful body shot.
Kaunismieli slips a jab from Newton.
Kaunismieli lunges at Newton with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Newton's hand.
Kaunismieli chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Newton can pounce on him.
Kaunismieli avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Newton fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kaunismieli manages to avoid it.
Newton bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Kaunismieli looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
A nice leg kick lands there from Newton.
Kaunismieli staying out of range there.
Newton throws a shot to the body.
Kaunismieli throws a low kick, looking for Newton's leg but Newton calmly moves out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Newton! But no joy.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Newton.
Newton misses with a left hand
and Kaunismieli counters with a left to the body.

Kaunismieli has Newton up against the cage in a clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A nice left hand lands by Kaunismieli.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kaunismieli prevents a body shot from Newton.
Kaunismieli scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Newton lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Newton scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Newton misses with a punch on the inside.
Newton scores with a nice hook to the head.
Kaunismieli takes a shot to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Newton.
Newton scores with a nice hook to the head.
Newton lands a left hand.
Kaunismieli doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook from the clinch.
Newton has a couple of punches blocked by Kaunismieli.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kaunismieli lands with a left to the head.

Kaunismieli breaks from the clinch.
Newton throws a body kick that misses.
Kaunismieli was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Kaunismieli takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Newton lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Kaunismieli lands a really nice looking cross but Newton seems unphased.
Newton lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Newton at a distance.
Kaunismieli lands a jab to the head.
Newton throws a leg kick that is checked
and Kaunismieli counters with a good low kick that Newton was not able to check.
Newton ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Kaunismieli throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Kaunismieli avoids a kick to the body.
Aaron Newton seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Newton takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Newton connects with a solid leg kick.
Kaunismieli lands with a right hand.
Kaunismieli on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Newton. Newton obviously looking to wear him down.
Kaunismieli connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Newton's hands.
Newton attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Newton misses with an attempted mid kick.
Newton lands with a shot to the body.
Newton takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Newton misses with a jab to the body
and Kaunismieli counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Newton jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Newton scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.

Kaunismieli clinches up with Newton and pushes him back against the cage.
Newton misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Newton lands with a right to the head.
Kaunismieli misses with the head strike.
Kaunismieli lands with a left to the head.
Newton fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Newton blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kaunismieli working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kaunismieli lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Newton backwards.
Kaunismieli goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Newton blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kaunismieli working some nice short punches in the clinch.

Kaunismieli's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Newton fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Kaunismieli is out of range.
Newton connects with a solid leg kick.
Kaunismieli throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Kaunismieli looks to score with a jab to the body but Newton is just out of range.
Kaunismieli misses with a body kick.
Kaunismieli finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
A leg kick checked by Newton.
Donk. Newton catches Kaunismieli right on the button with a cross.
Newton connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Newton cracks a nice hook into Kaunismieli's ribs.
That kick from Newton tenderised Kaunismieli's leg. Kaunismieli is trying to keep his angry face on.
Newton throws a leg kick but Kaunismieli sees it coming and moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Newton checks a leg kick.
Kaunismieli misses with an attempted mid kick.
Newton lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Newton takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Newton connects with a nice looking jab.
Kaunismieli throws a right and a left that Newton avoids nicely.
Kaunismieli is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Newton throws a jab but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli tries to work over Newton's front leg with a kick but Newton checks it.
Newton tries a quick counter leg kick but Kaunismieli is wise to it.
Kaunismieli throws the left hand but Newton avoids the punch easily.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Newton. Kaunismieli shrugs it off though.
Newton moves out of range of the strikes.
Newton is looking to land body kicks.
Kaunismieli blocks the body kick.
Kaunismieli takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Kaunismieli moves out of range of the body kick from Newton.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli scores with a jab. Newton acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Newton swings for the body but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
A jab from Kaunismieli does it's job there.
Newton throws a jab but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Newton looks to throw the jab but Kaunismieli is out of range.
Newton throws a front kick aimed at Kaunismieli's knee but Kaunismieli avoids it well.
Kaunismieli tried to score with a low kick but Newton checks it.
Kaunismieli misses with a body kick.
Newton gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Newton moves away from the strike by Kaunismieli.
Newton misses the jab.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kaunismieli bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Newton's head backwards.
Newton throws a lazy right hand but Kaunismieli sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Newton rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Kaunismieli counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Kaunismieli scores with a shot to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kaunismieli uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Newton.
Newton lands a jab.
A nice leg kick lands there from Newton.
Kaunismieli has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Newton.
Newton dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Kaunismieli. That did some damage!
Kaunismieli has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Kaunismieli throws a body shot but no joy.
Kaunismieli misses with an uppercut. Newton saw that one coming.
Kaunismieli darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Kaunismieli lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Newton circles away quickly and effectively.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Newton cracks Kaunismieli with a right hand to the side of the head.
Newton avoids the body shot from Kaunismieli.
Newton avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Newton is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Newton throws out a loose jab but Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kaunismieli misses with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Kaunismieli with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Newton to score with a decent uppercut.
Kaunismieli has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Newton.
Kaunismieli takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Kaunismieli avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Newton connects with an inside leg kick.
A good leg kick by Newton.
Kaunismieli throws a leg kick which misses Newton's front leg but catches the back leg as Newton tries to avoid it.
Newton waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kaunismieli.
Newton just misses with a punch to the body.
Kaunismieli throws a solid leg kick but Newton takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli throws a predictable looking body shot
and Newton counters with a nice uppercut.
Kaunismieli buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Kaunismieli takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kaunismieli is looking to clinch.
A nice side step and Newton releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A nice leg kick lands there from Newton.
Newton misses with a looping left.
Kaunismieli scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Newton throws a body shot but no joy.
Kaunismieli is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Newton.
Kaunismieli lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Newton at a distance.
Newton throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Newton missing with a left hand there. Kaunismieli was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kaunismieli swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Kaunismieli lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Newton swats away the attempt to clinch by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli tries to close the distance and clinch but Newton swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Newton lands with a thumping leg kick.
Kaunismieli throws a wild combination but nothing lands.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Newton throws a looping overhand right but Kaunismieli ducks down to avoid it.
Kaunismieli digs a good body shot into Newton's ribs.
Newton throws a leg kick but Kaunismieli moved away.
Kaunismieli was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Newton loads up on a big right hand but Kaunismieli slips the punch.
Kaunismieli moves out of range of the body kick.
Kaunismieli half committed to a counter leg kick.
Newton takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Newton scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Newton attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Newton takes one on the chin but seems OK.

Kaunismieli pushes Newton up against the cage in a clinch.
Kaunismieli is stalling here.
Newton working aggressively here.
Newton misses with the head strike.
Newton swings wildly with an uppercut but Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Newton misses with a short punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli blocks a body shot from Newton.
Kaunismieli lands a hook that snaps the head of Newton backwards.
Newton tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kaunismieli's elbow.
Kaunismieli wants to stall.
Newton lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A short left from Newton.
Kaunismieli working some nice short punches in the clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli has a couple of punches blocked by Newton.
Kaunismieli blocking some punches.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with an uppercut but Newton uses good head movement to avoid it.
Newton is leaning against Kaunismieli and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.

Kaunismieli jumps guard.
Newton wants to control from the top but Kaunismieli keeps moving.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



The fight moves into the clinch position.
Still in the clinch, Kaunismieli scores with a nice short uppercut.
Kaunismieli lands a left hand.
Newton takes a shot to the head.
Kaunismieli lands a left hand.
Kaunismieli is working Newton over against the cage.
Kaunismieli tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Newton just stands there and leans against the cage.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Kaunismieli lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Newton backwards.
Newton doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kaunismieli works on Newton's body with a couple of short punches.

Kaunismieli breaks from the clinch.
Newton chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Newton is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Kaunismieli checks a low kick from Newton.
Kaunismieli looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Newton turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A slapping leg kick lands for Newton.
Kaunismieli on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Newton. Newton obviously looking to wear him down.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch but Newton is having none of it.
An inside leg kick from Newton misses.
Kaunismieli jabs Newton right on the nose. Newton blinks but takes it well.
Kaunismieli slips a jab from Newton.
Newton throws a head kick but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Kaunismieli throws a looping overhand right but Newton ducks down to avoid it.
Newton takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Kaunismieli wants to clinch up but Newton keeps it at a distance.
Newton looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Newton throws a quick inside leg kick.
Newton throws a leg kick but Kaunismieli sees it coming and checks it nicely.
It looked like Kaunismieli was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Newton.
Newton walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Newton avoids the body shot from Kaunismieli.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A left lands for Newton.
Newton changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kaunismieli jabs Newton to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Newton throws a quick inside leg kick.
Newton misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kaunismieli.
Newton tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Newton throws a push kick but Kaunismieli slaps the foot to one side.
Kaunismieli pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Kaunismieli waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Newton.
It seemed like Newton was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Kaunismieli uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Newton.
Kaunismieli fires out a quick counter leg kick but Newton just manages to avoid it.
Kaunismieli blocks the body kick.
Kaunismieli's corner calls for a 1-2. Kaunismieli obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Newton lands a nice leg kick that just misses Kaunismieli's sensitive parts.
Newton scores with a sloppy right hand. Kaunismieli should have avoided that one.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice jab there from Newton.
Newton with a nice cross.
Kaunismieli bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Newton's head.
Kaunismieli takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Kaunismieli misses with a jab, cross combination.
Newton misses with an uppercut. Kaunismieli saw that one coming.
Newton scores with a leg kick.
Nice uppercut lands for Newton. That snapped Kaunismieli's head back.
Newton fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Kaunismieli's legs have taken a beating and he's really slowing down as a result.
Newton throws an overhand right that lands on Kaunismieli's shoulder, as Kaunismieli tries to avoid the shot.
Newton takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Newton misses with a lunging right hand
and Kaunismieli counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
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!
Newton lands with a good body shot.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Newton manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Newton misses with a wild body shot.
Newton lands a right hook to the body.
Newton throws a lazy right hand but Kaunismieli sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
A swing and a miss from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli throws a hook but Newton avoids it easily.
Newton throws a body shot but no joy.
Newton lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
A telegraphed right hand from Kaunismieli misses the target.
Newton ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Kaunismieli misses with an uppercut. Newton saw that one coming.
Newton takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Newton tried to score with a low kick but Kaunismieli checks it.
Newton waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kaunismieli.
Newton jabs Kaunismieli right on the nose. Kaunismieli blinks but takes it well.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Aaron Newton will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Kaunismieli keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Newton.
A low kick from Newton is predictable there
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Newton swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kaunismieli appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
A jab from Kaunismieli misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kaunismieli. Newton does a little dance to reset his feet.
Newton lands with an overhand left.
Kaunismieli ducks under a wild hook from Newton.
Kaunismieli throws a right and a left that both miss.
Newton slips a straight right by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli misses with a left hand
letting Newton counter with a right hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Newton on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Newton pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Newton makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
A nice inside leg kick there by Newton. That's going to slow Kaunismieli down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli misses the shot to the body.
Newton jabs Kaunismieli to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Newton has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Kaunismieli fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Newton on the side of the head.
Newton scores with a kick to the body.
Newton throws a nice outside leg kick.
Kaunismieli misses with a left hand
enabling Newton to counter with a crisp jab.
Newton comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Kaunismieli blocks a jab.
Newton looks to score with a jab to the body but Kaunismieli is just out of range.
Kaunismieli steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Newton.
Newton blocks a low kick nicely.
Kaunismieli lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Newton throws a wild body kick that Kaunismieli sees coming a mile off.
Newton misses with a straight right.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli misses the shot to the body.
Newton moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Newton thows a body kick. Kaunismieli tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Newton misses with a body shot.
Newton misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kaunismieli.
Newton connects with a body shot that sends Kaunismieli's belly button to the back.
Newton punishes Kaunismieli's body with a nice straight punch.
Kaunismieli throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Newton misses with a hook. Kaunismieli ducked under it nicely.
Newton swings for the body but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Newton takes one to the chin there.
Kaunismieli feints and then cracks Newton's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Newton down.
Kaunismieli checks a leg kick nicely.
Newton uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kaunismieli.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Newton throws a body kick that misses.
It looked like Kaunismieli was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Newton.
Newton 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.
Newton uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kaunismieli.
Newton throws a push kick but Kaunismieli slaps the foot to one side.
Newton connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Newton dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Kaunismieli. That did some damage!
Aaron Newton is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Kaunismieli jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Kalervo Kaunismieli has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Kaunismieli fails in his attempt to clinch.
A telegraphed right hand from Kaunismieli misses the target.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kaunismieli. Newton does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kaunismieli tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Newton cracks Kaunismieli with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Newton thows a left - swing and a miss!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Newton sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Newton throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kaunismieli sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kaunismieli lands a jab to Newton's midsection.
Kaunismieli throws a shot from downtown. Newton moves away and avoids it.
Newton cracks the inside of Kaunismieli's front leg.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Crunch! Newton slams his shin into Kaunismieli's torso.
Newton is looking to land body kicks.
Kaunismieli misses with an uppercut. Newton saw that one coming.
Kaunismieli uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Newton.
Kaunismieli misses with a straight right.
Newton throws a leg kick which misses Kaunismieli's front leg but catches the back leg as Kaunismieli tries to avoid it.
Kaunismieli fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Newton on the side of the head.
Newton swings for the body but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
The fighters circling - Kaunismieli throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Kaunismieli backing away here, and Newton unleashes a leg kick that just misses.

And that's the end of the fight!
Aaron Newton comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Newton 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 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Aaron Newton!

Aaron Newton is the new middleweight champion!
Aaron Newton tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.
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Event: T148: Spillane vs Mangrove Jr     
Date:   Jun 24, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Kalervo Kaunismieli and Steve Belliveau. Belliveau has chosen We will rock you as his entrance music. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

183 cm
31
192 lbs
18 - 5 - 0
185 cm
31
195 lbs
21 - 9 - 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 middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Steve Belliveau!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, James Glass and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A looping hook to the body misses from Kaunismieli. Belliveau does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kaunismieli throws a leg kick which misses Belliveau's front leg but catches the back leg as Belliveau tries to avoid it.
A big right from Kaunismieli misses.
Kaunismieli connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Belliveau momentarily.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the side of Belliveau's head but Belliveau sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Belliveau wants to land a leg kick but Kaunismieli is out of range.
Kaunismieli checks a low kick from Belliveau.
Belliveau uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli looks to score with a jab to the body but Belliveau is just out of range.
Belliveau 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.
Belliveau throws a low kick but Kaunismieli moves out of range easily.
Belliveau throws a body shot but no joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kaunismieli throws a nice outside leg kick.
Belliveau fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kaunismieli manages to avoid it.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Belliveau.
Kaunismieli gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Belliveau connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Kaunismieli takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Kaunismieli uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Belliveau.
Belliveau dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Kaunismieli. That did some damage!
A thudding body kick lands there by Belliveau!
Belliveau throws a leg kick that misses.
Kaunismieli throwing a counter right hand but Belliveau manages to avoid it.
Nice defenses there by Belliveau.
Belliveau scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.

Kaunismieli takes the fight into the clinch.
Belliveau blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A hook to the body from Belliveau.
Come on Kaunismieli - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Belliveau misses with the head strike.
Kaunismieli manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Belliveau misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Belliveau throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Kaunismielis head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kaunismieli.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Belliveau tries a body shot but Kaunismieli blocks it.
Kaunismieli softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
A right hook to the body lands for Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli pushes Belliveau back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Kaunismieli lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Kaunismieli throws a punch but it's blocked by Belliveau.
A short left from Kaunismieli.
Belliveau misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Belliveau tries to throw a body punch but Kaunismieli avoids it by throwing Belliveau back against the cage.
Kaunismieli looking to stall.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Kaunismieli creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
A short body shot lands from Kaunismieli as the two fighters clinch.
A short right from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Kaunismieli tries to work over Belliveau's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kaunismieli.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Belliveau creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Belliveau prevents a body shot from Kaunismieli.
I was talking to Kaunismieli's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with an uppercut but Belliveau uses good head movement to avoid it.
A short right from Belliveau on the inside.
Belliveau blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Belliveau goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Belliveau struggles to land a body shot inside as Kaunismieli controls his hands.
Belliveau working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Belliveau goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kaunismieli tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Belliveau's elbow.
A head punch on the inside from Kaunismieli fails to land.
Kaunismieli lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Belliveau backwards.
Belliveau struggles to land a body shot inside as Kaunismieli controls his hands.
Kaunismieli can't find room to land a body shot as Belliveau controls the action.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Belliveau.
Belliveau lands with a light punch inside.
Belliveau presses Kaunismieli against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with an uppercut but Belliveau uses good head movement to avoid it.
A head punch on the inside from Kaunismieli fails to land.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli blocks a punch to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli has a couple of punches blocked by Belliveau.
Kaunismieli content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Kaunismieli struggles to land a body shot inside as Belliveau controls his hands.
Kaunismieli throws a punch but it's blocked by Belliveau.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Belliveau tries to throw a body punch but Kaunismieli avoids it by throwing Belliveau back against the cage.
Kaunismieli has a couple of punches blocked by Belliveau.
Belliveau lands a body punch in the clinch.

Belliveau pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Kaunismieli digs a good hook to Belliveau's body.
Belliveau clobbers Kaunismieli with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Belliveau throws a leg kick that is checked
and Kaunismieli counters with a left to the body.
Kaunismieli walks into a straight right hand from Belliveau.
Kaunismieli thows a leg kick but Belliveau checks it
enabling Belliveau to counter with a crisp jab.
A nice leg kick lands there from Kaunismieli.
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 Kalervo Kaunismieli will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Belliveau throws a right hand that Kaunismieli ducks under and follows up with a left that Kaunismieli also avoids with ease.
Belliveau does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Steve Belliveau seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Kaunismieli lands a nice looking body shot.
Belliveau misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kaunismieli.
Belliveau just misses with a punch to the body.
Kaunismieli is looking to counter the offense by Belliveau and move into the clinch.
Kaunismieli lands with an uppercut that bounces Belliveau off the cage and back into range.
Belliveau blocks a leg kick.

Kaunismieli moves into range and clinches up with Belliveau.
A shot in the inside from Belliveau.
Kaunismieli misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Belliveau working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Belliveau working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Kaunismieli working aggressively here.
Belliveau lands with a right to the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kaunismieli tries a body shot but Belliveau blocks it.
Kaunismieli throws a head punch that misses.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Belliveau.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A short uppercut from Kaunismieli.
Belliveau swings wildly with an uppercut but Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid it.
Belliveau tries to work over Kaunismieli's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kaunismieli stalling the fight.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Kaunismieli creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Belliveau lands a left hand.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook to the ribs.
Kaunismieli tries to work over Belliveau's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Belliveau lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Belliveau pushes Kaunismieli back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kalervo Kaunismieli has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Kaunismieli gets through Belliveau's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Belliveau stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A right hook to the body lands for Kaunismieli.
Belliveau tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kaunismieli's elbow.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Belliveau.
Belliveau tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kaunismieli blocking some punches.
Belliveau tries to throw a body punch but Kaunismieli avoids it by throwing Belliveau back against the cage.
Belliveau misses with a shot to the kidneys.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli pushes Belliveau back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli misses with some punches.
Belliveau misses with a body punch.
Belliveau is leaning against Kaunismieli and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
A nice left hand lands by Kaunismieli.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli tries to work over Belliveau's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kaunismieli throws a punch but it's blocked by Belliveau.
Belliveau lands a hook that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Kaunismieli takes a shot to the head.
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Belliveau avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage.
Belliveau misses with a hook from the clinch.
Belliveau blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch to the body.
Belliveau scores with a hook to the body.
A body shot lands from Kaunismieli.

Kaunismieli breaks the clinch.
Belliveau takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kaunismieli tests Belliveau's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Belliveau pulls out of a head kick attempt.
An inside leg kick lands from Belliveau.
Belliveau tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Belliveau takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Belliveau throws a head kick that half lands.
Kaunismieli displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Kaunismieli uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Belliveau.
Belliveau blocks the body kick.
Belliveau misses with a body shot.
It looked like Kaunismieli wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kaunismieli misses with an uppercut
and Belliveau cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Belliveau misses with a low kick.
Kaunismieli is looking to counter punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Belliveau chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Good shot there by Kaunismieli.
Belliveau uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kaunismieli.
Belliveau moves away from the strike by Kaunismieli.
Belliveau lands a right hook to the body.
Kaunismieli throws a shot from downtown. Belliveau moves away and avoids it.
Kaunismieli takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Kaunismieli takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Belliveau misses with a kick to the body
and Kaunismieli counters with an inside leg kick.
Belliveau is looking to land body kicks.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Belliveau avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
And Belliveau responds with a good body kick, but Kaunismieli manages to step out the way in time.
Belliveau throws a leg kick
and Kaunismieli counters with a left to the body.
Kaunismieli ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Steve Belliveau will probably get the nod - 10:9.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Kaunismieli avoids the body shot from Belliveau.
Kaunismieli lands with a good body shot.
Kaunismieli misses with a series of wild punches.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Kaunismieli, as that shot connected.
Kaunismieli takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Kaunismieli connects with a jab.
Belliveau cracks Kaunismieli with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Belliveau has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Kaunismieli finds it's way round the side to connect with Belliveau's head.
Belliveau cracks Kaunismieli with a right hand to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli misses with a body shot.
Kaunismieli misses with a leg kick.
Belliveau avoids the head kick by Kaunismieli.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Belliveau scoring well with a low kick there.
Belliveau lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Kaunismieli misses with a straight left.
Belliveau thows a leg kick but Kaunismieli checks it
and Kaunismieli counters with an outside leg kick.
Belliveau throws a body punch but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Belliveau throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Belliveau throws a half hearted mid kick.
Belliveau slips a straight right by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli staying out of range there.
Kaunismieli bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Belliveau's head backwards.
Some bone on bone action there as Belliveau checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Kaunismieli throws a good cross that connects.
Kaunismieli throws a solid leg kick but Belliveau takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Kaunismieli.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Belliveau takes a kick to the side of the head.
Belliveau ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Kaunismieli fails in his attempt to clinch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A jab from Kaunismieli does it's job there.
Belliveau looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Belliveau feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Kaunismieli's calf.
Belliveau tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Kaunismieli counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Belliveau fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands a head shot.
Kaunismieli tries to close the distance and clinch up but Belliveau swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Belliveau swings for the body but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Belliveau staying out of range there.
Belliveau keeps Kaunismieli at a distance using the push kick.
Belliveau waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kaunismieli.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Belliveau takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Belliveau takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch up.
Kaunismieli slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Belliveau avoids the body shot from Kaunismieli.
Belliveau tries a quick counter leg kick but Kaunismieli is wise to it.
Kaunismieli takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Belliveau lands a head kick. Kaunismieli smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Belliveau ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Belliveau lands a nice shot that snaps Kaunismieli's head back.
Belliveau takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Belliveau throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Belliveau ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kaunismieli misses with a looping right.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Belliveau misses.
Belliveau throws a leg kick but Kaunismieli checks it.
Belliveau throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Belliveau throws a lazy head kick
and Kaunismieli counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Belliveau thinking.
Belliveau misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kaunismieli.
Belliveau slips under a jab.
Belliveau throws a shot to the body.
Kaunismieli looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Belliveau is looking to chop away at Kaunismieli's legs.
Belliveau throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
A head kick misses from Belliveau.
Kaunismieli moves into range and connects with a jab.
Kaunismieli throws a hook but Belliveau avoids it easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Kalervo Kaunismieli did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


A swing and a miss from Kaunismieli.
Belliveau checks a low kick from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli throws an overhand right that lands on Belliveau's shoulder, as Belliveau tries to avoid the shot.
Belliveau 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.
Kaunismieli throws a hook but Belliveau blocks it.
Belliveau throws a head kick that misses.
Belliveau's jab looks to have found its range, popping Kaunismieli under the eye.
Kaunismieli lands a right hook to the body.
Belliveau throws a shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kaunismieli lands a jab to Belliveau's midsection.
A shot to the liver by Kaunismieli. Beautiful body shot.
Belliveau misses with an attempted mid kick.
Kaunismieli lands a nice shot to the body.
Belliveau misses with a body kick.
Kaunismieli throwing a counter right hand but Belliveau manages to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Belliveau swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Belliveau lands a nice looking kick to the body. Kaunismieli takes a step back to recover.
Belliveau is looking to land body kicks.
Kaunismieli bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Kaunismieli swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kaunismieli connects with a body shot.
Kaunismieli bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Belliveau's head backwards.
Kaunismieli's corner calls for a 1-2. Kaunismieli obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Belliveau scores with a hook to the body. Kaunismieli takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Belliveau explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Belliveau throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Kaunismieli throws a nice outside leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Belliveau slips a straight right by Kaunismieli.
Belliveau throws a body punch but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kaunismieli doesn't manage to clinch there - Belliveau circles away.
Belliveau looks to score with a jab to the body but Kaunismieli is just out of range.
Kaunismieli throws a hook but Belliveau blocks it.
Kaunismieli moves in looking to clinch but Belliveau pushes him off.
Belliveau throws a low kick but Kaunismieli moves out of range easily.
Belliveau drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Belliveau throws a lazy body kick
letting Kaunismieli counter with a right hand.
Kaunismieli looks to land a combination. Belliveau sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Belliveau has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Nice cross by Kaunismieli.
Belliveau misses with a right hand
and Kaunismieli counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Kaunismieli checks a leg kick nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the side of Belliveau's head but Belliveau sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Belliveau tries to counter by closing the distance.
Belliveau wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Belliveau tries to land a body kick
and Kaunismieli counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Belliveau's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Belliveau on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Kaunismieli fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Kaunismieli gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Belliveau.
Kaunismieli scoring well with a low kick there.
Kaunismieli scores with a hook to the body. Belliveau takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Belliveau checks a low kick from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands a jab-cross combination.
Kaunismieli moves out of range of the body kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kaunismieli throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Belliveau thows a leg kick but Kaunismieli checks it
and Kaunismieli counters with a stiff right hand.
Belliveau misses with an uppercut.
Kaunismieli looks to land a right hand but Belliveau moved out of range.
Kaunismieli takes a swing at Belliveau's ribcage but misses.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook.
Belliveau looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Kaunismieli gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Belliveau's corner calls for a 1-2. Belliveau obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Kaunismieli moves out of range of the body kick from Belliveau.
Belliveau avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook to the body
and Belliveau counters with a left to the body.
Kaunismieli will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
A head kick misses from Belliveau.
Belliveau throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Kalervo Kaunismieli had his way with Steve Belliveau in that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


Belliveau avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Kaunismieli fails to land with a series of punches.
Nice shot lands for Belliveau.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Kaunismieli 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 Belliveau has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Belliveau and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Belliveau finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Kaunismieli bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Kaunismieli throws out a powerful jab.
Belliveau throws a jab but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Belliveau throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kaunismieli uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Belliveau.
Kaunismieli misses the jab.
Kaunismieli swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Belliveau counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Kaunismieli avoids a kick to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Belliveau.
Kaunismieli throws a hook but Belliveau avoids it easily.
Kaunismieli sets himself, and Belliveau steps forward looking for the clinch! Kaunismieli avoids it this time.
Kaunismieli wants to clinch
and Belliveau makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Belliveau throws a head kick that Kaunismieli semi-blocks.
Belliveau connects with an inside leg kick.
Kaunismieli checks a leg kick.
Kaunismieli is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Kaunismieli thows a leg kick but Belliveau checks it
and Belliveau counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Belliveau throws a body kick that misses.
Belliveau tries to land a leg kick but Kaunismieli saw it coming and moves away.
It looked like Kaunismieli wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
A left lands for Belliveau.
Good exchange - Kaunismieli coming out on top.
Belliveau fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Kaunismieli has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Steve Belliveau has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Kaunismieli lands a body shot.
Belliveau takes one to the side of the head.
Belliveau misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kaunismieli.
A jab from Kaunismieli does it's job there.
Kaunismieli keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A lazy left from Kaunismieli finds it's target.
Kaunismieli moves out of range of the leg kick from Belliveau.
Kaunismieli connects with a solid leg kick.
Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Belliveau.
Kaunismieli uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
A lazy left from Kaunismieli finds it's target.
Belliveau throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli lunges at Belliveau with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Belliveau's hand.
Kaunismieli scores with a nice right hand.
Kaunismieli throws a shot from downtown. Belliveau moves away and avoids it.
Belliveau throws a body shot but no joy.
Belliveau takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Belliveau throws a leg kick that is checked
and Kaunismieli counters with a nice leg kick.
A slapping body kick lands there for Belliveau.
Kalervo Kaunismieli is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Kaunismieli.
Belliveau drops his hands momentarily and Kaunismieli takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Kaunismieli tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Belliveau paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Belliveau wants to counter the offense by Kaunismieli and move into the clinch position.
Kaunismieli lands with a cross.
Belliveau keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli just misses with a punch to the body.
Belliveau throws a leg kick
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Belliveau uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli punishes Belliveau's body with a nice straight punch.
Belliveau misses with a body shot.
Belliveau misses the jab.
Kaunismieli looks to throw the jab but Belliveau is out of range.
Belliveau staying out of range there.
A lazy left from Belliveau finds it's target.
Belliveau swings for the body but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Belliveau tries to score with a low kick but Kaunismieli moves his leg out of the way.
Kaunismieli appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Belliveau misses with an attempted mid kick.
Belliveau takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 47:48
Judge James Glass scores the fight 49:46
Judge William Gold scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Kalervo Kaunismieli!

Kalervo Kaunismieli retains his middleweight title!
An out of breath Kalervo Kaunismieli thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: T144: Battle Lines     
Date:   May 27, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Kalervo Kaunismieli and Jeffrey Sarpong. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

183 cm
30
192 lbs
17 - 5 - 0
187 cm
32
187 lbs
30 - 9 - 2
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
Great elbows
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 9 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Jeffrey Sarpong!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Jack Bonds and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sarpong shoots in for a double leg but Kaunismieli sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Kaunismieli works Sarpong's body with a nice hook.
Sarpong throws a jab when Kaunismieli was well out of range.

Kaunismieli pushes Sarpong up against the cage in a clinch.
Kaunismieli dodges an elbow strike from Sarpong.
Kaunismieli softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Kaunismieli displaying some good clinch control by pressing Sarpong up against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Kaunismieli fails to land.
Sarpong is trying to break the clinch but Kaunismieli is controlling him.
Sarpong swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kaunismieli avoids the elbow strike from Sarpong, against the cage.
Sarpong blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kaunismieli takes a shot to the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sarpong is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Kaunismieli is keeping busy.
Kaunismieli struggles to land a body shot inside as Sarpong controls his hands.
Kaunismieli lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Sarpong.
Kaunismieli displaying some good clinch control by pressing Sarpong up against the cage.
A left hand lands to the body for Kaunismieli.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli lands with a short head shot on the inside.
I was talking to Kaunismieli's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Sarpong.

Sarpong pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Jeffrey Sarpong seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sarpong misses with a low kick.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Kaunismieli lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Sarpong presses Kaunismieli against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Kaunismieli misses with some punches.

Sarpong breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Sarpong is looking to land body kicks.
Kaunismieli scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Kaunismieli takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Sarpong lands with a kick to the temple. Kaunismieli shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Kaunismieli digs a good hook to Sarpong's body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Kaunismieli pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Sarpong darts in looking for a takedown but Kaunismieli gets double underhooks and turns Sarpong into the cage.
Kaunismieli appears to be looking for a big counter.
Kaunismieli cracks Sarpong with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.

It looks like Jeffrey Sarpong has been cut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli takes one to the side of the head.
Sarpong fails with a takedown attempt.
Kalervo Kaunismieli has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jeffrey Sarpong.
Kaunismieli misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Sarpong.
Kaunismieli misses with a body shot.
Sarpong lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Sarpong misses with a head kick.
Sarpong scores with a spinning back kick!
Kaunismieli ducks under a wild hook from Sarpong.
Kaunismieli throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sarpong sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Sarpong thumps Kaunismieli with a low kick.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook. Sarpong ducked under it nicely.
Sarpong throws a body kick that misses.
Sarpong lands with a right hand.
A low kick from Sarpong misses
and Kaunismieli counters with a nice uppercut.
Kalervo Kaunismieli is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Kaunismieli throws a leg kick but Sarpong checks it.
Kaunismieli scores with a jab to the jaw.
Kaunismieli fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Sarpong.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sarpong throws a leg kick which misses Kaunismieli's front leg but catches the back leg as Kaunismieli tries to avoid it.
Kaunismieli throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sarpong sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Sarpong ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.

Sarpong dives in and scores a takedown into Kaunismieli's guard.
Kaunismieli preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Sarpong tries to free his leg and advance position but Kaunismieli is retaining full guard.
Sarpong throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Sarpong pushes down on Kaunismieli's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Sarpong is nestled in close to Kaunismieli, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Sarpong is nestled in close to Kaunismieli, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
The fighters are battling for position here. Kaunismieli manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Sarpong forces his way into half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sarpong seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Sarpong wants to control but Kaunismieli is keeping him busy.

Sarpong seems to be looking for submissions.
Sarpong has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Kaunismieli gets back to full guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Sarpong wants to control from the top but Kaunismieli keeps moving.
Sarpong throwing strikes from guard but Kaunismieli blocks nicely.
Kaunismieli lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

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 Kalervo Kaunismieli will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Jeffrey Sarpong's cut.
That's time! Kaunismieli's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Kaunismieli's jab looks to have found its range, popping Sarpong under the eye.
Sarpong feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Kaunismieli's calf.
Kaunismieli keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Sarpong takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Kaunismieli lands a jab to the head.
Kaunismieli throws a leg kick that misses.
Sarpong lands a nice shot that snaps Kaunismieli's head back.
Kaunismieli with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Sarpong misses with a body shot.
Sarpong misses with a kick to the body.

Kaunismieli instigates a clinch.
Sarpong has a couple of punches blocked by Kaunismieli.
Sarpong tries to circle away but Kaunismieli has him pinned against the cage.

Kaunismieli escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Sarpong.
Sarpong throws a half hearted mid kick.
A little feinted left hand from Kaunismieli on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sarpong throws a poor cross that misses
and Sarpong takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Sarpong is looking to score with low kicks.
A head kick misses from Sarpong.
Sarpong wants to slow Kaunismieli down by chopping away at his legs.
Sarpong throws a good cross that connects.
Sarpong throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Kaunismieli tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Sarpong is able to avoid easily.
A slapping body kick lands there for Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli swings for the body but Sarpong moves out of range.
Sarpong is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Sarpong looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Sarpong thumps Kaunismieli with a low kick.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Sarpong - that will leave a mark!
Sarpong loads up on a big right hand but Kaunismieli slips the punch.
It looked like Kaunismieli was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Sarpong.
Sarpong throws a half hearted mid kick.
Kaunismieli takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Sarpong thows a leg kick but Kaunismieli checks it
enabling Kaunismieli to counter with a crisp jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kaunismieli scores with a jab to the body.
Sarpong throws a right hand that misses
and Kaunismieli counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Sarpong misses with an uppercut. Kaunismieli saw that one coming.
Kaunismieli slips under a jab from Sarpong.
The fighters circling - Kaunismieli throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sarpong scores with a leg kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Kaunismieli.
Sarpong slips under a jab.
Kalervo Kaunismieli is winning the standup battle so far.
Sarpong uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli cracks Sarpong with a good jab.
Kaunismieli attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Kaunismieli ducks under a wild hook from Sarpong.
Kaunismieli misses with a right hand
and Sarpong counters with a straight right hand.
Kaunismieli scores with a nice head shot.
Sarpong looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Sarpong scores with a nice strike.
A clash of legs there as Kaunismieli blocks the low kick.
A little feinted left hand from Kaunismieli on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Sarpong moves out of range of the strikes.
Sarpong checks a leg kick.
Sarpong lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Sarpong throws a leg kick but Kaunismieli sees it coming and moves out of range.
Kaunismieli with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Sarpong to score with a decent uppercut.
Kaunismieli throws a chopping leg kick but Sarpong manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Sarpong feints the counter takedown.
Sarpong ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Sarpong misses the target.
Kaunismieli throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
The fighters circling - Kaunismieli throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Kaunismieli on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Sarpong. Sarpong obviously looking to wear him down.
Sarpong throws a leg kick which misses Kaunismieli's front leg but catches the back leg as Kaunismieli tries to avoid it.
Sarpong fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Kaunismieli has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Sarpong throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
An attempted straight right counter from Kaunismieli misses the target.
Kaunismieli swings for the body but Sarpong moves out of range.
Sarpong thumps Kaunismieli with a low kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli throws a hook but Sarpong avoids it easily.
Sarpong chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Kaunismieli can pounce on him.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Sarpong closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Kaunismieli quickly recovers to half guard.
Jeffrey Sarpong has got the better of the ground game so far.
Ground and pound from Sarpong.
Kaunismieli is not content to let Sarpong control the position.
Kaunismieli blocking the ground and pound attempt from Sarpong.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Sarpong not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Kaunismieli wants to control but Sarpong is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Sarpong with the ground and pound but Kaunismieli uses the opportunity to regain guard.

Sarpong lying in Kaunismieli's guard like a wet fish here, stalling away. Kaunismieli decides he's had enough of all that nonsense - he escapes his hips and locks up an armbar! Wow, that was slick! Sarpong taps! This one is aaaaaaaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:59 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Kalervo Kaunismieli!
Kalervo Kaunismieli retains his middleweight title!
After winning the bout, Kalervo Kaunismieli thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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Event: T139 - Destiny Awaits     
Date:   Apr 22, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Octavio Saades and Kalervo Kaunismieli. Saades's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, The Ho Train. Kalervo Kaunismieli has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

183 cm
29
185 lbs
19 - 5 - 0
183 cm
30
192 lbs
16 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Octavio Saades!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
The judges for this bout are James Glass, James Ackerman and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kaunismieli misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Saades.
Saades looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Kaunismieli throws a shot from downtown. Saades moves away and avoids it.
Saades throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Kaunismieli works the jab nicely.
Kaunismieli bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Saades's head backwards.
Saades tries to close the distance and clinch up but Kaunismieli swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Kaunismieli on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Kaunismieli ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Kaunismieli was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Saades comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Kaunismieli pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Kaunismieli is looking to chop away at Saades's legs.
As Kaunismieli tries to get set, Saades tries to push him back and clinch up but Kaunismieli manages to avoid the attempt.
Saades tries to clinch there but Kaunismieli circles away.
Kaunismieli looks like he wants to counter punch here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A slow jab from Saades misses its intended target.
Saades misses with a wild body shot.
Saades lands a nice hook to Kaunismieli's body. Kaunismieli takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Saades thows a body kick. Kaunismieli tries to catch it but that hurt him.
This has been an exciting period of action!
An inside leg kick lands from Saades.
Kaunismieli looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Saades fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli throws the left hand but Saades avoids the punch easily.
Kaunismieli lands with a slapping head kick.
Kaunismieli looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Saades is looking to counter with head kicks.
Saades goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
The fighters circling - Kaunismieli throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
It looked like Saades was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli moves out of range of the strikes.
Saades lands with a shot to the body.
Saades avoids the body shot from Kaunismieli.
Saades turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Kaunismieli just misses with a punch to the body.
Saades throws a hook but Kaunismieli blocks it.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Saades manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Saades misses the shot to the body.
Kaunismieli is looking for the big counter here.
Kaunismieli ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Saades moves away.
Some bone on bone action there as Kaunismieli checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli jabs Saades to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Saades steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kaunismieli.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A nice inside leg kick there by Saades. That's going to slow Kaunismieli down.
Kaunismieli tries to close the distance and clinch but Saades swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Saades throws out a powerful jab.
Kaunismieli throws an overhand right that lands on Saades's shoulder, as Saades tries to avoid the shot.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook.
Saades connects with a jab.
Kaunismieli fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Saades manages to avoid it.
Kaunismieli takes a swing at Saades's ribcage but misses.
Saades looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
Saades ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.
Saades throws a low kick but Kaunismieli avoids it.
Kaunismieli takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Saades throws the kick towards the body but Kaunismieli avoids it.
Saades feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Kaunismieli's calf.
Kaunismieli sizes up Saades with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli swinging wildly here.
Kaunismieli lands a nice looking body shot.
Saades throws a leg kick that is checked
and Kaunismieli counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
An inside leg kick from Kaunismieli misses.
Kaunismieli swings for the body but Saades moves out of range.
Kaunismieli moves out of range of the leg kick from Saades.
Saades misses with a leg kick.
Kaunismieli looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Saades ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kaunismieli moves away.
Saades misses with a combination
and Saades takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Kaunismieli scores with a jab to the body.
Saades takes a body punch but keeps moving.

Kaunismieli forces Saades back against the cage and clinches.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli missing with a left hand there. Saades was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Nice shot lands for Kaunismieli.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kaunismieli has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Saades finds it's way round the side to connect with Kaunismieli's head.
Kaunismieli uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Saades.
Saades steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kaunismieli.
Saades appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Kaunismieli misses with a wild combination.
Saades throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Kaunismieli moves out of range of the body kick from Saades.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Kaunismieli! But no joy.
Kaunismieli avoids a kick to the body.
Saades pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Saades is looking to land body kicks.
Kaunismieli throws a shot from downtown. Saades moves away and avoids it.
Kaunismieli throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
As Kaunismieli tries to get set, Saades tries to push him back and clinch up but Kaunismieli manages to avoid the attempt.
Saades misses with a low kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kaunismieli moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.

Kaunismieli drops Saades with a beautiful combination! Saades stares up at his opponent, who ushers him back to his feet - Kaunismieli is looking for the KO!

Saades is rocked!

It looks like Octavio Saades has been cut.
Saades avoids the body shot from Kaunismieli.
Oh Saades is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Saades works Kaunismieli's body with a nice hook.
Saades fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kaunismieli manages to avoid it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Saades tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Saades seems to have got his legs back now.
Kaunismieli misses with a wild body shot.
Saades scores with a crisp jab that stopped Kaunismieli in his tracks.
Saades looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
A nice side step and Kaunismieli releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Saades waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Saades is looking to counter with a body kick.
Kaunismieli throws the left hand but Saades avoids the punch easily.
Saades on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Saades thuds a left hand into Kaunismieli's body.
Kaunismieli is looking to clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli walks forward, straight into a front kick from Saades.
Saades on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Saades avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Saades tries to clinch there but Kaunismieli circles away.
Kaunismieli looks to score with a jab to the body but Saades is just out of range.
Saades scoring well with a low kick there.
Kaunismieli throws a lazy right hand but Saades sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Saades takes a swing at Kaunismieli's ribcage but misses.
Kaunismieli swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kaunismieli bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Saades's head backwards.
Kaunismieli cracks the inside of Saades's front leg.
Saades tries to clinch but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Saades swings widly with a right hand
and Kaunismieli counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Saades has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Kaunismieli looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli misses with a jab to the body
and Saades counters with a leg kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Saades finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Kaunismieli waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Saades.
Saades moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Saades goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Kaunismieli throws a body punch but Saades moves out of range.
Saades dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Kaunismieli. That did some damage!
Kaunismieli has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Saades.
Saades swings for the body but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
Saades throws a front kick aimed at Kaunismieli's knee but Kaunismieli avoids it well.
Saades throws a solid leg kick but Kaunismieli takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Saades.
Nice straight punches there by Kaunismieli. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Kaunismieli.
Saades takes a swing at Kaunismieli's ribcage but misses.
Kaunismieli pivots, looking for a leg kick but Saades is out of range and Kaunismieli settles back down.
Kaunismieli throws a body shot but no joy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli misses with a series of wild punches.
Saades lands a leg kick that knocks Kaunismieli off balance momentarily.
Saades throws a leg kick
and Kaunismieli counters with a stiff right hand.
Kaunismieli steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Saades.
A head kick misses from Saades.
Kaunismieli takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Kaunismieli lands a jab.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Saades misses with the head strike.
Saades working aggressively here.
Saades lands a hook that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Still in the clinch, Kaunismieli scores with a nice short uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Saades misses with a shot to the kidneys.

Saades escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kaunismieli cracks Saades with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Good shot there by Saades.
Kaunismieli swings widly with a right hand
and Saades counters with a leg kick.
Kaunismieli connects with a jab.
Kaunismieli throws a low kick but it's checked well by Saades.
Saades misses the shot to the body.
Kaunismieli throws an off balance right hand

and Saades counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Saades.
Kaunismieli misses with some punches.
Saades tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Kaunismieli just stands there and leans against the cage.
Kaunismieli misses with a shot to the kidneys.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Saades.
A body shot lands from Kaunismieli.
Saades lands with a left to the head.
Saades lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Kaunismieli lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Kalervo Kaunismieli showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Octavio Saades's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Saades tries a low kick but Kaunismieli avoids it.
Saades throws a body shot but no joy.
Saades blocks a jab.
Kalervo Kaunismieli seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Saades uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kaunismieli.
Saades misses with an attempted mid kick.
Saades scores with a nice right hand.
Saades throws a looping overhand right but Kaunismieli ducks down to avoid it.
Kaunismieli takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Saades uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kaunismieli.
A jab from Kaunismieli misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kaunismieli on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Kaunismieli uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Saades.
Kaunismieli tries to work over Saades's front leg with a kick but Saades checks it.
Kaunismieli avoids a kick to the body.
Kaunismieli throws a lazy right hand but Saades sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Saades checks the leg kick.
Saades fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Saades pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Kaunismieli looks for the body kick but Saades saw that one coming.
Saades slips a straight right by Kaunismieli.
Saades swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Saades takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Saades.
Kaunismieli lands with a good body shot.
Saades doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Good exchange - Kaunismieli coming out on top.
Saades lands a nice looking body kick.
Saades is looking to wear down Kaunismieli with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Saades manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Kaunismieli scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Saades doesn't seem bothered though.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch up.
Saades throws a leg kick but Kaunismieli sees it coming and moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Saades throws a head kick that misses.
Kaunismieli's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Saades stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Kaunismieli misses with a looping right.
Kaunismieli throws a chopping leg kick but Saades manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
As Kaunismieli tries to get set, Saades tries to push him back and clinch up but Kaunismieli manages to avoid the attempt.
Kaunismieli misses with a looping right.
Saades tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Kaunismieli manages to circle out of the way.
Kaunismieli lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Saades at a distance.
Kaunismieli ducks under a wild hook from Saades.
Saades throws a push kick but Kaunismieli slaps the foot to one side.
Kaunismieli scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Saades doesn't seem bothered though.
Kaunismieli throws a good cross that connects.
Saades delivers a nice body kick.
Kaunismieli looks to land a left hand but Saades moved out of range nicely.
Saades wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Saades throws a right hand that Kaunismieli ducks under and follows up with a left that Kaunismieli also avoids with ease.
A slow jab from Kaunismieli misses its intended target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Saades takes a kick to the side of the head.
Saades fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Kaunismieli has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Kaunismieli misses with a jab to the body
and Saades counters with a body kick.
The fighters circling - Saades throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Saades keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kaunismieli connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Saades works the jab nicely.
Saades takes one on the button.
A solid leg kick lands there for Saades.
Kaunismieli throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Saades sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Saades feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Kaunismieli fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Saades manages to avoid it.
Kaunismieli just misses with a punch to the body.
Saades half committed to a counter leg kick.
Saades fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Kaunismieli looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
A head kick from Saades lands but Kaunismieli takes it in his stride.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Saades keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Kaunismieli.
Saades is looking to counter the offense by Kaunismieli and move into the clinch.
Kaunismieli takes a swing at Saades's ribcage but misses.
Kaunismieli moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Saades lands with a shot to the body.
Saades throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Kaunismieli cracks a nice hook into Saades's ribs.
A jab from Kaunismieli finds it's way through Saades's defenses.
Kaunismieli falls off balance throwing a combination

and Saades holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Kaunismieli looking to stall.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kaunismieli.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Saades.
Kaunismieli lands a hook to the side of the head.

Saades breaks the clinch.
Saades misses with a jab to the body
enabling Kaunismieli to counter with a crisp jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Octavio Saades did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The cut man is working on Octavio Saades's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Kaunismieli tries to clinch but Saades moves out of range.
Saades moves out of range as Kaunismieli strikes.
Saades is looking to slow Kaunismieli down with leg kicks.
Kaunismieli throws a one two combo.
Kaunismieli uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Saades.
Saades throws a solid leg kick but Kaunismieli takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Saades.
Kaunismieli chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Saades can pounce on him.
Kaunismieli jabs at Saades's body.
Saades throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Kaunismieli keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kaunismieli drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Kaunismieli fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Saades has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
A swing and a miss from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Saades.
Kaunismieli cracks Saades with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Saades slips under a jab.
Saades wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Saades misses with a low kick.
Kaunismieli throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Saades throws a leg kick which misses Kaunismieli's front leg but catches the back leg as Kaunismieli tries to avoid it.
Saades connects with a solid leg kick.
Kaunismieli fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Saades tried to counter with a leg kick but Kaunismieli avoided it.
Kaunismieli waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Saades.
Saades is looking to counter punch.
Kaunismieli slips a jab from Saades.
Kaunismieli pivots, looking for a leg kick but Saades is out of range and Kaunismieli settles back down.
Saades wants to slow Kaunismieli down by chopping away at his legs.
Saades ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kaunismieli moves away.
Kaunismieli chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Saades lands a nice looking kick to the body. Kaunismieli takes a step back to recover.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Saades slips a jab from Kaunismieli.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Saades.
Saades uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kaunismieli.
Saades looks to land a body kick but Kaunismieli moved away.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook.
Saades looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Kaunismieli takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Saades misses with a body kick.
Saades displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kaunismieli throws out the jab.
Saades is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Kaunismieli.
Saades misses with a body shot.
Saades on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
Kaunismieli avoids a kick to the body.
Saades connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Kaunismieli fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Saades has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the side of Saades's head but Saades sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Saades is looking to land body kicks.
Kaunismieli appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Kaunismieli throws a body punch but Saades moves out of range.
Saades throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Saades ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Saades throws a lazy body kick
and Kaunismieli counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Saades.
Kaunismieli misses with an uppercut.
Saades fires out a quick counter leg kick but Kaunismieli just manages to avoid it.
Saades misses with a hook. Kaunismieli ducked under it nicely.
Saades goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
It seemed like Kaunismieli was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Kaunismieli attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Saades connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Kaunismieli avoids a kick to the body.
Saades avoids the body shot from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands a nice looking body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli throws a body shot but no joy.
Kaunismieli misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Saades tries to counter with a takedown but Kaunismieli is quick to defend against it.
Kaunismieli fails with an attempt to clinch.
Saades is looking to counter with a body kick.
Saades scores with a jab to the head.
Kaunismieli works Saades's body with a nice hook.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Saades misses with a wild body shot.
Kaunismieli lands a slapping body shot.
Saades digs a good body shot into Kaunismieli's ribs.
Kaunismieli just misses with a punch to the body.
Saades lands with a nice body kick.
That kick from Kaunismieli tenderised Saades's leg. Saades is trying to keep his angry face on.
Kaunismieli looks to land a left hand but Saades moved out of range nicely.
Saades misses with a body kick.
Saades throws a lazy head kick
and Kaunismieli counters with a body kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Kalervo Kaunismieli will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Octavio Saades's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Saades scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Kaunismieli staying out of range there.
Saades feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Kaunismieli's calf.
A telegraphed right hand from Saades misses the target.
Kaunismieli raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
A good leg kick by Saades.
Kaunismieli lands a nice leg kick that just misses Saades's sensitive parts.
Saades does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Saades throws a hook but Kaunismieli avoids it easily.
Saades fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kaunismieli manages to avoid it.
Saades throws a leg kick
enabling Kaunismieli to counter with a crisp jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kaunismieli throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A good leg kick by Saades.
Kaunismieli misses the shot to the body.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Kaunismieli, right into the meat.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli checks a low kick from Saades.
Saades misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Kaunismieli counters with a stiff right hand.
Saades will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Kaunismieli cracks Saades with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Saades lands a jab.
Saades throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Saades lands with an overhand left.
Kaunismieli scores with the left hand. Saades knows he should have avoided that one.
Kaunismieli swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kaunismieli moves out of range of the body kick.
Saades throws a quick inside leg kick.
Saades moves out of range as Kaunismieli strikes.
Saades throws an off balance right hand
and Kaunismieli counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Kaunismieli throws a sloppy body shot
and Saades counters with a nice uppercut.
Octavio Saades has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kaunismieli avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Saades moves out of range as Kaunismieli strikes.
Kaunismieli tries to close the distance and clinch up but Saades swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Saades feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Kaunismieli takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Saades dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Good exchange - Kaunismieli coming out on top.
Kaunismieli connects with an inside leg kick.
Kaunismieli takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Saades connects with a body shot that sends Kaunismieli's belly button to the back.
Kaunismieli walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Saades checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Saades throws a body kick that misses.
Kaunismieli moves out of range of the body kick from Saades.
Saades ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
As Kaunismieli tries to get set, Saades tries to push him back and clinch up but Kaunismieli manages to avoid the attempt.
Kaunismieli misses with a kick to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Saades.
Kaunismieli drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Saades's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Kaunismieli connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Saades scrambles back to his feet.
Saades misses with a hook. Kaunismieli ducked under it nicely.
Kaunismieli ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Saades moves away.
Saades throws a quick counter head kick but Kaunismieli was just out of range.
Saades scores with a kick to the midsection.
Saades chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Kaunismieli can pounce on him.
Kaunismieli fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the side of Saades's head but Saades sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Saades swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Kaunismieli counters with a stiff right hand.
Saades tests Kaunismieli's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Kaunismieli throws a push kick but Saades slaps the foot to one side.
Saades tried to counter with a leg kick but Kaunismieli avoided it.
Saades tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Kaunismieli is able to avoid easily.
Kalervo Kaunismieli 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.
Saades throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Saades thows a leg kick but Kaunismieli checks it
and Kaunismieli counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
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!

Saades gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Octavio Saades has scored more points in the clinch so far.

Saades pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Saades turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Saades connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Saades throws a lazy head kick
and Kaunismieli counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Saades thinking.
Saades tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Kaunismieli looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Saades scores with the left hand. Kaunismieli knows he should have avoided that one.
Kaunismieli catches Saades with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Kaunismieli misses the shot to the body.
Saades misses with a hook.
Kaunismieli moves away from the strike by Saades.
You can see that Kaunismieli has visibly slowed down as a result of the leg kicks
Good work by Kaunismieli as he checks the leg kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
Octavio Saades showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Kaunismieli 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 James Glass scores the fight 47:48
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 49:46
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Kalervo Kaunismieli!

Kalervo Kaunismieli is the new middleweight champion!
Kalervo Kaunismieli seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
Octavio Saades spoke after the fight, saying 'Getting to the final against a future legend was enough of a win for this guy!'.
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Event: *T134* - Down with the King     
Date:   Mar 18, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Kalervo Kaunismieli and Raoul De Muerta. De Muerta has chosen The Crystal Method as his entrance music. On his way into the cage it seems that Kalervo Kaunismieli has been attacked by a crazed fan! It looks like it might have been the just bleed guy! Luckily Kalervo Kaunismieli seems to be OK! I thought that lunatic was in prison!?

183 cm
29
192 lbs
15 - 5 - 0
188 cm
27
190 lbs
13 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Raoul De Muerta!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, Steven Brown and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
De Muerta shoots in looking for a takedown. Kaunismieli tries to sprawl out of it but De Muerta keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Kaunismieli manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Kaunismieli throwing a counter right hand but De Muerta manages to avoid it.
Kaunismieli pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A left lands for Kaunismieli.
De Muerta uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Do you even lift BRO? in the buildup to the fight.
De Muerta keeps the fight on the outside.
Decent striking displayed by De Muerta there.
De Muerta uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kaunismieli.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid the hook from De Muerta.
Kaunismieli looks to throw the jab but De Muerta is out of range.
De Muerta clobbers Kaunismieli with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
De Muerta uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kaunismieli.
De Muerta takes a swing at Kaunismieli's ribcage but misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from De Muerta. Kaunismieli does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kaunismieli swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Good leg kick by De Muerta there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Kaunismieli thuds his shin into the meat of De Muerta's side.
De Muerta ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli missing with a left hand there. De Muerta was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
De Muerta clobbers Kaunismieli with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
De Muerta throws a body punch but Kaunismieli moves out of range.
A head kick misses from Kaunismieli.
De Muerta throws a big counter head kick but Kaunismieli avoids it with no problem.
Kaunismieli scores with the left hand. De Muerta knows he should have avoided that one.
Kaunismieli throws a shot to the body.
Kaunismieli is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
De Muerta looks for the body kick but Kaunismieli saw that one coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
De Muerta drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
De Muerta connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Kaunismieli momentarily.
A nice leg kick lands there from De Muerta.
De Muerta misses with a hook to the body
and Kaunismieli counters with a stiff right hand.
De Muerta's corner calls for a 1-2. De Muerta obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
A lazy left from Kaunismieli finds it's target.
De Muerta tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Kaunismieli feints with a jab and clips De Muerta right behind the ear with a massive overhand right! De Muerta is sent crashing into the canvas and Kaunismieli leaps in for the kill! De Muerta tries to get to his feet but Kaunismieli is just battering him from every conceivable angle. The ref decides that De Muerta is in need of a savior and steps in!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:42 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Kalervo Kaunismieli!
A very excited looking Kalervo Kaunismieli 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.
Raoul De Muerta spoke after the fight, saying 'All or nothing, that's how I fight. May the spirits take me and guide me back to the darkness.'.
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Event: *T129* - Devil's Delight     
Date:   Mar 02, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Kalervo Kaunismieli and Bobby Shamrock. Bobby Shamrock has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Kalervo Kaunismieli's chin.

183 cm
29
192 lbs
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29
179 lbs
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Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Bobby Shamrock!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Timothy Bukovac and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kaunismieli throws a lazy uppercut
and Shamrock connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Shamrock swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Nice cross by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kaunismieli has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Do you even lift BRO? in the buildup to the fight.
Kaunismieli ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Kaunismieli misses with a low kick.
Donk. Kaunismieli catches Shamrock right on the button with a cross.
Kaunismieli tries to close the distance and clinch up but Shamrock swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Shamrock defending well as Kaunismieli loads up on a big left hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shamrock works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Kaunismieli lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Shamrock at a distance.
That kick from Kaunismieli tenderised Shamrock's leg. Shamrock is trying to keep his angry face on.
Kaunismieli misses with a jab to the body
and Shamrock counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli rushes in with a sloppy looking punch

and Shamrock counters by clinching up.
Shamrock misses with a punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Shamrock misses with some punches.
Shamrock throws a punch but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Shamrock has a couple of punches blocked by Kaunismieli.
Good body shot from Kaunismieli.
We've been informed that Shamrock 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.
Kaunismieli blocks an uppercut.
Shamrock lands a hook to the side of the head.
Shamrock working aggressively here.
Kaunismieli can't find room to land a body shot as Shamrock controls the action.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Shamrock doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Shamrock lands a shoulder strike.
Kaunismieli misses with a short punch on the inside.
Shamrock lands a shoulder strike.
Kaunismieli stalling in the clinch but Shamrock improves position.
Shamrock lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Shamrock backwards.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Nice body punch from Shamrock - that landed with a thud.
A left hand lands to the body for Shamrock.
Shamrock scores with a nice hook to the head.
Kaunismieli just leaning against Shamrock, taking a breather.
A right hand to the body from Kaunismieli.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Shamrock creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Kaunismieli blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kaunismieli holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Shamrock throws a head punch that misses.
Shamrock prevents a body shot from Kaunismieli.
Shamrock blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A short right from Shamrock.
Kaunismieli lands an uppercut.
A short right from Shamrock on the inside.
Kaunismieli lands a body punch.
Shamrock tries to throw a body punch but Kaunismieli avoids it by throwing Shamrock back against the cage.
Nice body punch from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with an uppercut but Shamrock uses good head movement to avoid it.
Shamrock lands a hook that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A short uppercut from Shamrock.
Shamrock pushes Kaunismieli back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch to the body.
Shamrock throws a head punch that misses.
Shamrock doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Kaunismieli cracks Shamrock with a nice body shot.
Shamrock misses with the head strike.
Shamrock throws a punch but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook to the ribs.
Shamrock lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Shamrock pushes Kaunismieli back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
A short right from Shamrock.
Shamrock tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kaunismieli lands a right hand that snaps the head of Shamrock backwards.
Kaunismieli lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Shamrock.
Kaunismieli blocks an uppercut.
A short right from Kaunismieli.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Kaunismieli blocks an uppercut.
Kaunismieli has a couple of punches blocked by Shamrock.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kaunismieli.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli can't find room to land a body shot as Shamrock controls the action.
Kaunismieli lands an uppercut.
Shamrock swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Nice body punch from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli avoids a wild elbow strike from Shamrock.
Shamrock fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook from the clinch.
Kaunismieli lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Kaunismieli lands a body shot in the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kaunismieli.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kaunismieli.
A short right from Shamrock on the inside.
Kaunismieli misses with a short punch on the inside.
Shamrock struggles to land a body shot inside as Kaunismieli controls his hands.
Shamrock working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Kaunismieli working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kaunismieli blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kaunismieli can't find room to land a body shot as Shamrock controls the action.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kaunismieli.
Shamrock lands a hook that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Shamrock lands with a light punch inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bobby Shamrock dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Kaunismieli misses with a wild body shot.
Kaunismieli uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Shamrock.
Kaunismieli throws a body punch but Shamrock moves out of range.
The step up in weight doesn't seem to be a problem for Shamrock. He's performing admirably here against the bigger man.
Shamrock looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Kaunismieli takes a swing at Shamrock's ribcage but misses.
Shamrock throws out a counter right but Kaunismieli avoids it with no problem.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the side of Shamrock's head but Shamrock sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kaunismieli just misses with a punch to the body.
Kalervo Kaunismieli is winning the standup battle so far.
Shamrock checks a leg kick nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shamrock misses with a straight right.
Kaunismieli getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch but Shamrock is having none of it.
Shamrock steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands a slapping body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shamrock checks a leg kick nicely.
Kaunismieli throws a predictable looking body shot
enabling Shamrock to counter with a crisp jab.
Kaunismieli misses with a lunging right hand
and Shamrock cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Shamrock missing with a left hand there. Kaunismieli was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Kaunismieli ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Shamrock moves away.
Kaunismieli scores with a sloppy right hand. Shamrock should have avoided that one.

Shamrock gets tackled into the cage by Kaunismieli. Kaunismieli maintains the clinch.
Shamrock lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Kaunismieli is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Shamrock is keeping busy.
Kaunismieli blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Shamrock misses with a body punch.
Kaunismieli lands with a right to the head.
Bobby Shamrock seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Shamrock lands a body punch in the clinch.
Kaunismieli blocks an uppercut.
A nice right hand lands inside from Shamrock.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kaunismieli tries to work over Shamrock's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Shamrock scores with a shoulder strike.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Shamrock.
Shamrock swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Shamrock tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kaunismieli's elbow.
Shamrock misses with a hook to the ribs.
A head punch on the inside from Shamrock fails to land.
Shamrock lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Shamrock avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Shamrock fails to land.
Shamrock can't find room to land a body shot as Kaunismieli controls the action.
Kaunismieli lands an uppercut.
Shamrock tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kaunismieli misses with some punches.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Shamrock as Kaunismieli tries to tie him up.
Shamrock misses with a shot to the kidneys.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli misses with a body punch.
Kaunismieli misses with some punches.
Kaunismieli manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Shamrock tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Shamrock's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Shamrock has a couple of punches blocked by Kaunismieli.
Shamrock blocks an uppercut.
Shamrock lands a right hand that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Shamrock's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Shamrock avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage.
Kaunismieli pressing his opponent against the cage.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Kaunismieli.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Shamrock.
Kaunismieli scores with a hook to the body.
Shamrock pushes Kaunismieli back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Kaunismieli lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Shamrock lands a good knee to the midsection. Kaunismieli won't want to take too many of those.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Shamrock lands a nice uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Shamrock tries to work over Kaunismieli's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Shamrock lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Shamrock working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Kaunismieli misses with a short punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli tries a body shot but Shamrock blocks it.
Shamrock working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Shamrock pushes Kaunismieli back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli takes a shot to the head.
Shamrock throws a punch but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch on the inside.
Shamrock takes a shot to the head.
Kaunismieli doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Shamrock gets through Kaunismieli's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Shamrock misses with a hook from the clinch.
Kaunismieli blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kaunismieli gets through Shamrock's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Shamrock lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Kaunismieli working aggressively here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Bobby Shamrock will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!



Shamrock has taken the fight to the clinch.
Nice body punch from Shamrock - that landed with a thud.
Kaunismieli blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Shamrock lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli wants to stall.
Shamrock lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Shamrock misses with the head strike.
Nice body punch from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Kaunismieli has a couple of punches blocked by Shamrock.
Shamrock prevents a body shot from Kaunismieli.
Shamrock swings wildly with an uppercut but Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shamrock blocks an uppercut.
Kaunismieli lands with a left to the head.
Kaunismieli lands a left hand that snaps the head of Shamrock backwards.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Shamrock's elbow.
A short right from Shamrock on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shamrock scores with a shoulder strike.
Shamrock throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Kaunismielis head.
Kaunismieli fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Shamrock misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Shamrock throws a punch but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Shamrock lands with a short shot to the head.
Shamrock fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Still in the clinch, Kaunismieli scores with a nice short uppercut.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Kaunismieli.
A frustrated look appears on Kaunismieli's face as he tries to break the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Kaunismieli fails to land.
Kaunismieli pushes Shamrock back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli tries a body shot but Shamrock blocks it.
Shamrock working aggressively here.
Shamrock misses with the head strike.
Shamrock tries to work over Kaunismieli's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kaunismieli throws a head punch that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Still in the clinch, Shamrock scores with a nice short uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Shamrock throws a punch but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Shamrock lands a left hand that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Kaunismieli misses with some punches.
Shamrock blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kaunismieli lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
A short left from Shamrock.
Shamrock tries a body shot but Kaunismieli blocks it.
Shamrock blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Shamrock lands a body punch.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
A right hook to the body lands for Shamrock.
Kaunismieli blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Shamrock lands with a short shot to the head.
Shamrock misses with some punches.
Shamrock is working Kaunismieli over against the cage.
Shamrock lands a left hand.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook from the clinch.
Shamrock lands a left hand.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook to the ribs.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Shamrock.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shamrock swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A short right from Shamrock on the inside.
Kaunismieli blocking some punches.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook from the clinch.
Shamrock blocks a body shot from Kaunismieli.
Shamrock misses with a body punch.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook to the ribs.
Shamrock lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Shamrock tries to work over Kaunismieli's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Shamrock lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli blocks an elbow strike from Shamrock.
Shamrock throws a punch but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli misses with a body punch.
Kaunismieli tries to stall but Shamrock uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Shamrock misses with some punches.
Kaunismieli pushes Shamrock back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Kaunismieli throws a head punch that misses.
Shamrock lands a nice uppercut.
Shamrock blocks an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli misses with some punches.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli tries to throw a body punch but Shamrock avoids it by throwing Kaunismieli back against the cage.
Shamrock lands with a short shot to the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A head punch on the inside from Kaunismieli fails to land.
Shamrock has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with an uppercut but Shamrock uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kaunismieli working aggressively here.
Shamrock works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Shamrock misses with a hook from the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Shamrock lands a nice uppercut.
Kaunismieli lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Kaunismieli lands with a short shot to the head.
Kaunismieli looking to slow down the pace here.
A nice right hand lands inside from Shamrock.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kaunismieli.
A head punch on the inside from Kaunismieli fails to land.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kaunismieli thows a leg kick but Shamrock checks it

and Shamrock counters by moving into the clinch.
Shamrock lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Shamrock has a couple of punches blocked by Kaunismieli.
Shamrock lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.

Kaunismieli is rocked!
Shamrock fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Shamrock as Kaunismieli tries to tie him up.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kaunismieli.
Shamrock misses with an elbow strike.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Shamrock creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Shamrock lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Shamrock misses with a hook from the clinch.
Kaunismieli blocking some punches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kaunismieli goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kaunismieli lands a nice uppercut.
Shamrock misses with a short punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli misses with the head strike.
Shamrock lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Kaunismieli.
Shamrock lands a hook that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shamrock lands a left hand.
Shamrock stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
A hook to the body from Shamrock.
Shamrock stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Kaunismieli tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Shamrock pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Shamrock misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Shamrock goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Shamrock gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Shamrock misses with a punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli has a couple of punches blocked by Shamrock.
Shamrock swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Shamrock pushes Kaunismieli back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli takes an elbow to the temple.
Oh Kaunismieli is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Kaunismieli blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Shamrock throws a punch but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli seems to have got his legs back now.
Shamrock fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Kaunismieli lands with a short shot to the head.
Kaunismieli tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Shamrock's elbow.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli pressing his opponent against the cage.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kaunismieli prevents a body shot from Shamrock.
Shamrock misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Shamrock goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kaunismieli misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Shamrock doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Shamrock tries to work over Kaunismieli's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Shamrock cracks Kaunismieli with a nice body shot.
Kaunismieli fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Shamrock fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A short right from Shamrock on the inside.
Shamrock misses with a hook from the clinch.
Shamrock working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Shamrock fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Shamrock has a couple of punches blocked by Kaunismieli.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shamrock has a couple of punches blocked by Kaunismieli.
Shamrock throws a head punch that misses.
Kaunismieli fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli is looking to control Shamrock's arms but Shamrock gets an underhook and turns him. Now Kaunismieli has his back to the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kaunismieli.
Shamrock stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Kaunismieli lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch to the body.
Shamrock struggles to land a body shot inside as Kaunismieli controls his hands.
Shamrock misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kaunismieli lands with a left to the head.
Shamrock lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Shamrock fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Shamrock misses with a short punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Shamrock tries to work over Kaunismieli's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Shamrock tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kaunismieli blocks an uppercut.
Kaunismieli lands a right hand that snaps the head of Shamrock backwards.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Shamrock lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Kaunismieli lands a nice uppercut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Shamrock throws a punch but it's blocked by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli struggles to land a body shot inside as Shamrock controls his hands.
Kaunismieli blocks an uppercut.
Shamrock swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kaunismieli lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Kaunismieli tries to work over Shamrock's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Shamrock blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli has a couple of punches blocked by Shamrock.
Shamrock blocking some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Shamrock.
Shamrock working some nice short punches in the clinch.

Kaunismieli breaks from the clinch.
Kaunismieli drops his hands momentarily and Shamrock takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
A telegraphed right hand from Kaunismieli misses the target.
Shamrock swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Kaunismieli thows a leg kick but Shamrock checks it
and Shamrock counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bobby Shamrock dominated that fourth round.
That's time! Kaunismieli's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Kaunismieli tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Shamrock manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Shamrock wants to counter the offense by Kaunismieli and move into the clinch position.
Kaunismieli pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Shamrock takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
A clash of legs there as Shamrock blocks the low kick.
Shamrock steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Kaunismieli.
Shamrock displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kaunismieli throws out the jab.
Kaunismieli looks to throw the jab but Shamrock is out of range.
Kaunismieli lands an overhand right.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shamrock missing with a left hand there. Kaunismieli was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Shamrock moves out of range of the leg kick from Kaunismieli.
Shamrock ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Kaunismieli misses with a left hand
and Shamrock counters with a nice uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Kaunismieli throws a push kick but Shamrock slaps the foot to one side.
That kick from Kaunismieli tenderised Shamrock's leg. Shamrock is trying to keep his angry face on.
Kalervo Kaunismieli seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Shamrock uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the side of Shamrock's head but Shamrock sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Shamrock looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Kaunismieli throws an off balance right hand
and Shamrock counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Shamrock has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Kaunismieli.

Shamrock clinches with his opponent.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook from the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Shamrock.
Kaunismieli lands with a short head shot on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Shamrock working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Shamrock scores with a hook to the body.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook to the ribs.
Still in the clinch, Shamrock scores with a nice short uppercut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kaunismieli lands a nice uppercut.
Shamrock misses with a short punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli takes an elbow to the temple.
Shamrock misses with a short punch on the inside.
Shamrock blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Shamrock lands a right hand.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Shamrock creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Kaunismieli blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A short right from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Shamrock lands with a short shot to the head.
A right hand to the body from Shamrock.
Shamrock lands with a right to the head.
Shamrock lands with a short shot to the head.
Kaunismieli blocking some punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shamrock swings wildly with an uppercut but Kaunismieli uses good head movement to avoid it.
Shamrock works on Kaunismieli's body with a couple of short punches.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Shamrock.
Kaunismieli has a couple of punches blocked by Shamrock.
Kaunismieli goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A head punch on the inside from Shamrock fails to land.
Shamrock misses with a short punch on the inside.
Shamrock misses with a punch to the body.
Shamrock misses with a body punch.
Shamrock misses with the head strike.
Shamrock throws an elbow but it misses.
Kaunismieli swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kaunismieli lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Shamrock tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Shamrock lands with a right to the head.
Shamrock throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Kaunismielis head.
Kaunismieli throws a head punch that misses.
Shamrock tries to work over Kaunismieli's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kalervo Kaunismieli has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Shamrock working aggressively here.
Kaunismieli blocking some punches.
Kaunismieli tries to stall but Shamrock uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with an uppercut but Shamrock uses good head movement to avoid it.
Shamrock lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Kaunismieli lands a right hand that snaps the head of Shamrock backwards.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Shamrock misses with a hook from the clinch.
Kaunismieli managing to block the knees to the body from Shamrock.
Shamrock fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli misses with the head strike.
Shamrock goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kaunismieli swings wildly with an uppercut but Shamrock uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kaunismieli leaning his opponent against the cage.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch to the body.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch to the body.
A short right from Shamrock on the inside.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Bobby Shamrock!

Bobby Shamrock is the new middleweight champion!
After winning the bout, Bobby Shamrock thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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Event: *T124* - Hear Me Roar     
Date:   Feb 05, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Ricky Icky and Kalervo Kaunismieli. Chooooooooon! I think Icky might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Wrecking Ball. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

185 cm
27
192 lbs
16 - 7 - 0
183 cm
29
192 lbs
14 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

KAISER
Hellbent

KAISER
KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the vacant middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 16 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Ricky Icky!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 14 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Phil Schofield and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kaunismieli slips a straight right by Icky.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch up.
Icky has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Blackthorn in the buildup to the fight.
Kaunismieli connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Icky scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Kaunismieli doesn't seem bothered though.
Kaunismieli 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.
Icky walks forward, straight into a front kick from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Icky counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Kaunismieli scores with a hook to the body. Icky takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Kaunismieli looks to land a right hand but Icky moved out of range.
Kaunismieli throws a hook but Icky avoids it easily.
Kaunismieli staying out of range there.
A head kick misses from Icky.
Kaunismieli ducks right into an uppercut from Icky.
Icky tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kaunismieli was well out of range. Poor timing from Icky.
Icky throws a nice inside leg kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kaunismieli misses with a straight right.
Kaunismieli moves out of range of the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli lands with an uppercut that bounces Icky off the cage and back into range.

Kaunismieli clinches up with Icky and pushes him back against the cage.
Icky lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Kaunismieli backwards.
Icky scores with a shoulder strike.
Kaunismieli misses with some punches.

Icky escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Icky misses with a shot to the body
and Icky takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A looping hook to the body misses from Icky. Kaunismieli does a little dance to reset his feet.
Icky throws a head kick that misses.
Kaunismieli comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Kaunismieli digs a good hook to Icky's body.
The fighters circling - Icky throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Kaunismieli takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Kalervo Kaunismieli seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kaunismieli throws a hook but Icky avoids it easily.
Icky blocks a leg kick.
Icky throws out a powerful jab.
Icky fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Kaunismieli is out of range.
Kaunismieli counters with a body kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli throws a low kick but Icky moves out of range easily.
Icky is looking to score with low kicks.
Kaunismieli works Icky's body with a nice hook.
Kaunismieli slips under a jab from Icky.
A low kick from Icky is predictable there
and Kaunismieli counters with a straight right hand.
Kaunismieli avoids the head kick by Icky.
Icky misses with a low kick as Kaunismieli jumps back.
Kaunismieli displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Kaunismieli throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Icky - that will leave a mark!
Kaunismieli lands with a nice body punch.
Kaunismieli moves in looking to clinch but Icky pushes him off.
Icky avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Icky throws a quick counter head kick but Kaunismieli was just out of range.
Icky lands a body shot.
Nice body kick from Icky.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Icky counters with a nice uppercut.
Kaunismieli throws a lazy right hand but Icky sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Icky seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.

Kaunismieli clinches.
Icky scores with a nice hook to the head.
Kaunismieli lands with a right to the head.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch on the inside.
Icky fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli misses with a body punch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Icky creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
A nice left hand lands by Icky.
Icky misses with a hook to the ribs.
Icky lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Icky creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Kaunismieli misses with a punch on the inside.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Icky.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kaunismieli lands a left hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Icky working aggressively here.
A nice left hand lands by Icky.
Icky lands with a short shot to the head.
Icky tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Icky.
Kaunismieli is leaning against Icky and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
A right handed body shot lands from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli has a couple of punches blocked by Icky.
Kaunismieli misses with a body punch.
Icky misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kaunismieli tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kaunismieli misses with the head strike.
Kaunismieli lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Icky or not.
Icky struggles to land a body shot inside as Kaunismieli controls his hands.
Kaunismieli blocks a punch to the side of the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Kaunismieli misses with some punches.
Nice body punch from Kaunismieli.
Icky is breathing heavily.
Kaunismieli pushes Icky back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Icky struggles to land a body shot inside as Kaunismieli controls his hands.
Kaunismieli lands with a left to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kaunismieli takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Good leg kick by Kaunismieli there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Icky throws a sloppy head kick and Kaunismieli moves out of range easily.
Icky fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kaunismieli. Icky does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kaunismieli is looking to land body kicks.
Icky wants to slow Kaunismieli down by chopping away at his legs.
Icky fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kaunismieli manages to avoid it.
Icky misses with a shot to the body
and Kaunismieli counters with a stiff right hand.
Kaunismieli looks to throw a body kick
and Icky counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Icky ducks under a wild hook from Kaunismieli.
Icky pivots, looking for a leg kick but Kaunismieli is out of range and Icky settles back down.
Icky throws an off balance right hand
and Kaunismieli counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Icky dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Kaunismieli. That did some damage!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Kaunismieli misses the jab.
It looked like Icky wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Icky throws a push kick but Kaunismieli slaps the foot to one side.
A shot to the body from Icky misses
and Kaunismieli counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.

Kaunismieli moves into the clinch.
Icky tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kaunismieli lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Icky backwards.
Kaunismieli fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A body shot lands from Kaunismieli.

Icky escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Some bone on bone action there as Icky checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
An inside leg kick from Kaunismieli misses.
Kaunismieli pushes Icky away with a front kick.
Icky displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kaunismieli throws out the jab.
Icky looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
Kalervo Kaunismieli seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Kaunismieli scores with a nice right hand.
Icky closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.

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!
Icky moves out of range of the strikes.
Kaunismieli throws a hook but Icky avoids it easily.
Kaunismieli wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Nice shot lands for Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Icky manages to avoid it.
Icky scores with a hook.
Icky moves out of range as Kaunismieli strikes.
Icky misses with a head kick.
Kaunismieli jabs at Icky's body.
A punch combination from Kaunismieli misses.
Icky pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Icky throws an off balance right hand
and Kaunismieli counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Kaunismieli cracks Icky with an open hand slap.
Kaunismieli blocks a head kick by Icky.
Kaunismieli steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Icky.
Icky walks into a stiff left hand from Kaunismieli.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli throws a body punch but Icky moves out of range.
It looked like Icky was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.

Kaunismieli moves into range and clinches up with Icky.
Kaunismieli prevents a body shot from Icky.
A left hand lands to the body for Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli misses with a body punch.
Kaunismieli lands a body shot.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Kaunismieli blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Icky can't find room to land a body shot