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Event: TWGC 18 (170lbs, D1): Montreal Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Sep 18, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Joaquim Rapture (ranked 184 p4p, 0 weight class) and Darwin France (ranked 9845 p4p, 0 weight class). Rapture comes to the cage accompanied by For Heavy Metal we will die!. France has chosen bring me to life as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Darwin France is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.




175 cm
35 yrs
150 lbs



185 cm
42 yrs
158 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the welterweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 6 wins and 2 losses; Joaquim Rapture! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 3 losses; Darwin France!
The judges for this bout are Ian Loll, William Peck and Yves DeLean.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
Rapture stuffs the takedown attempt from France. France gets slowly back to his feet.

France shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than France was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Rapture (0) vs (4) France
France working away.

France is trying to get an arm triangle but Rapture is defending well.
Rapture is looking to regain half guard here but France keeps moving and retains side control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
France is looking to take a break and control but Rapture is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
My spies in Mello MMA inform me that France has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!

France swings around for an armbar but Rapture sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into France's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Rapture (2) vs (4) France

That's one minute gone in the round.
France bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Rapture's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Rapture (2) vs (6) France
Rapture wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
France wants to control from the top but Rapture keeps moving.
Rapture is trying to keep France in close.

Rapture is looking for a triangle but France pushes his legs off easily.
France trying to control but Rapture is working from the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
France trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
France trying to control but Rapture is working from the bottom.
France won't allow Rapture to sweep him here.
France trying to control but Rapture is working from the bottom.
France stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Rapture swivels though and keeps the full 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.
Rapture wants to sweep but no luck.
France is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Rapture wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Rapture wants to sweep but no luck.
France stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Rapture swivels though and keeps the full guard.

Rapture is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. France is aware though and is defending well.

Rapture has an active guard here but France has managed to pass into half guard.
Rapture gets back to full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
France looking to sit in guard and control but Rapture gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Rapture (4) vs (6) France
Rapture works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Well, if Rapture is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.
Rapture trying to mount his opponent but France defends it.
The fighters are battling for position here. France manages to regain full guard. Nice work.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Rapture stopping the sweep attempt from France.
France has his hands on Rapture's head, controlling the position.
Rapture's corner is telling him to maintain position.
France looking for a sweep. Not yet France, not yet.
Rapture tries to free his leg and advance position but France is retaining full guard.
Rapture trying to control but France is working from the bottom.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Rapture is really struggling to control France but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Rapture preventing the sweep.

France looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
France is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Rapture (4) vs (8) France

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Rapture tries to roll over but France keeps him under control.
The fighters are battling for position here. Rapture manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Rapture looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but France puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
France wants to pass the guard but Rapture is defending well.
Rapture is trying to maintain the position but France is very close to passing his half guard.
France wants to lay and pray for a moment but Rapture keeps working.
Rapture works his way to full guard. Good work.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
France trying to control the position from guard on top but Rapture is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
France slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Rapture wants to sweep here but France controlling him for the moment.
France trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Rapture is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. France is aware though and is defending well.
France is stalling in the full guard.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
France trying to control the position from guard on top but Rapture is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

France has gone for a leg lock! Rapture slips out almost immediately though and dives into France's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Rapture (6) vs (8) France
Rapture wants to control from the top but France keeps moving.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Rapture pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. France is keeping the position for now.

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

France working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Rapture doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Rapture manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Rapture pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. France is keeping the position for now.
France wants to control but instead he gets his guard passed and Rapture is now in half guard.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
France trying to control from the bottom.

France looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
France wants to control but Rapture is keeping busy and won't allow it.
France makes his way to full guard. A much better position for France.
Rapture looking to pass the guard.
France not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
France looking to hit a scissor sweep but Rapture is one step ahead there.
Rapture slips nicely into half guard.
Rapture wants to pass to mount but France is defending the position.
Rapture is trying to control. France wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
France is looking to control Rapture's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can France avoid being mounted?
France is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.

Rapture seems to be looking for submissions.

Rapture is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so France is just riding it out for now. Rapture eventually gives up the hold.
France is trying to maintain the position but Rapture is very close to passing his half guard.
Rapture wants to control but France is keeping him busy.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
France is looking for a sweep. Rapture is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Rapture content to control rather than advance.
Rapture wants to pass the guard but France is defending well.
France trying to control but Rapture postures up.
France regains full guard. Nicely done.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Rapture wants to control from the top but France keeps moving.

And that's the end of the fight!
France wins on points by 8 to 6.
Darwin France decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.

 

Event: Syn 535 - Parhelion     
Date:   Jul 15, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Charles Ng and Joaquim Rapture. Ng's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Wedlock - I'm The Fuck You Man. Rapture is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by For Heavy Metal we will die!. The fight MMA fans around the world have waited their entire lives for!

160 cm
26
145 lbs
14 - 5 - 0
175 cm
34
150 lbs
30 - 16 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Aspire Clothing
KAISER Nutrition - Q160

Aspire Nutrition
Aspire Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Charles Ng!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Joaquim Rapture!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, Sam Margolis and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rapture dodges the punch combination from Ng.
Ng has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Ng throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rapture sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rapture shoots in looking for a takedown. Ng tries to sprawl out of it but Rapture keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Ng manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Ng lands a really nice looking cross but Rapture seems unphased.
Rapture slips under a jab.
Rapture tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Ng throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
A nice side step and Rapture releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Ng throws a low kick, looking for Rapture's leg but Rapture calmly moves out of range.
Rapture tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ng closes the distance looking to clinch
and Rapture counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Rapture thuds a left hand into Ng's body.
Ng misses with a combination

and Rapture counters with a nice double leg into half guard.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rapture blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rapture misses with the head strike.
Ng presses Rapture against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Ng scores with a knee to the head.
Ng fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Ng lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Ng tries a knee to the head but Rapture blocks it.
Ng tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Ng.
Rapture blocks an uppercut.
Rapture tries to pull guard but Ng won't allow it.
Ng putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Rapture in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Ng 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!
Ng working aggressively here.
Rapture struggles to land a body shot inside as Ng controls his hands.
Rapture misses with a hook from the clinch.
Ng scores with a nice hook to the head.
Rapture managing to block the knees to the body from Ng.
Ng lands a hook to the side of the head.

Rapture is rocked!

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Ng pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Rapture is still on wobbly legs! Can Ng finish him?
Ng keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
No joy there for Ng, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Rapture seems to have recovered his senses.
Ng slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Ng takes a swing at Rapture's ribcage but misses.
Ng is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rapture.
Rapture checks a low kick from Ng.
Rapture throws out a counter right but Ng avoids it with no problem.
Charles Ng seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Ng has closed the distance and engaged Rapture in a clinch.
Rapture lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Ng scores with a nice hook to the head.
Ng takes a shot to the head.
Ng misses with some punches.
Knees in the clinch landing for Ng.
Rapture tries for a takedown. No joy.
Charles Ng has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Joaquim Rapture.
Ng misses with a hook from the clinch.
Ng tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Rapture avoids it.
Rapture throws a head punch that misses.
Rapture misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rapture can't find room to land a body shot as Ng controls the action.
Ng misses with a punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Rapture fails to land.

Rapture pulls guard.
Ng tries to free his leg and advance position but Rapture is retaining full guard.
Rapture is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.

Rapture is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Ng is stalling in the full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rapture pulls Ng in close to prevent any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ng trying to control but Rapture is working from the bottom.
Rapture looking to hit a scissor sweep but Ng is one step ahead there.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Rapture is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Ng might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Rapture wants to control but Ng is keeping him busy.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Ng wants to clinch.
Ng throws a leg kick that is checked
and Rapture counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Ng pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Ng throws a leg kick

and Rapture counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Ng!
Ng tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Rapture wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Ng is trying to control Rapture's posture but Rapture avoids it.
Ng is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Rapture's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Ng looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Ng pushes Rapture off but Rapture dives into side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rapture working the body and head with strikes.
Rapture controlling the position.
Rapture is looking to take a break and control but Ng is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Ng pushes Rapture away and creates a bit of space to escape. He's almost out here... but no, Rapture gets a good hold of his legs and remains firmly in side control.
Rapture scores with punches from side control.
Ng is trying to control Rapture's posture but Rapture avoids it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ng is looking for a sweep.
Rapture is looking to take a break and control but Ng is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Joaquim Rapture has got the better of the ground game so far.
Rapture lands some shots froms side control.
Ng tries to bench press Rapture off him but Rapture keeps the position.
Ng is working hard here to advance position.
Ng is letting Rapture control him for a moment.
Ng takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
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.
Ng is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Ng is trying to stand back up but Rapture is controlling him
Ng taking some punishment here, with Rapture in his half guard.
Rapture takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.

Ng looking for submissions off his back.
Rapture seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Ng does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Rapture lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Rapture working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ng trying to control from the bottom.
Rapture is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Ng!
Ng tries to hold on but Rapture pushes him away.
Rapture working the ground and pound effectively.
Rapture working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Ng tries to reverse the position but Rapture maintains control.
Rapture tries to control but Ng wriggling away.
Rapture working away from the top, dropping strikes.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
The referee warns Ng that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Rapture has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Ng's face.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Joaquim Rapture 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. This is the final round!


Ng misses with a leg kick.
Rapture uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Ng.
Ng throws a lazy right hand but Rapture sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rapture with the counter takedown but Ng avoids it easily.
Ng throws a leg kick
and Rapture counters with a one-two to the body.

Rapture scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Rapture lands some shots froms side control.
Rapture is working Ng over with some ground and pound from side control.
Rapture working the ground and pound from side control.
Ng is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rapture lands a nice forearm strike.
You can see the frustration on Ng's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ng is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Rapture lands a nice forearm strike.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Rapture working his ground and pound in the gym. So far it seems to be working well.
Rapture working away.
Ng tries to improve position but can't.
Rapture trying to control the position but Ng is working away.
Ng is trying to control Rapture's posture but Rapture avoids it.
Ng is looking to work his way out of this bad position but Rapture is controlling him well.

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.
Rapture in the domination position with Ng hanging on.
Rapture in side control lands a decent elbow.
Ng is trying to buck Rapture off.
Rapture working the head with strikes.
Ng is trying to improve his position.
Rapture wants to lay and pray for a moment but Ng keeps working.
Ng tries to escape but Rapture is in control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rapture cracks Ng with an elbow. That is naaassty.
Rapture has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Ng takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Ng is trying to stand back up. He's worked his way up against the cage but Rapture has just dragged him back down to the mat.
Rapture wants to control but Ng is keeping him busy.
Rapture is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Ng is looking to regain half guard here but Rapture keeps moving and retains side control.
Rapture wants to control but Ng is keeping him busy.
You can see the frustration on Ng's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ng is in a bad position, trying to hold on for dear life but he is really struggling to maintain any sort of control.
Ng is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Rapture off and has taken his back!
Ng is hanging on to Rapture's back as he tries to escape.
Ng controlling from the back.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
I really don't envy Rapture right now.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 28:29
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 28:29
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Joaquim Rapture!

Joaquim Rapture bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
45%

 

Event: Syn 530 - Fusion     
Date:   Jun 16, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Joaquim Rapture and Charles Ng. Rapture's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, For Heavy Metal we will die!. Ng has chosen Wedlock - I'm The Fuck You Man as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. 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.

175 cm
34
150 lbs
30 - 15 - 0
160 cm
25
145 lbs
13 - 4 - 0
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Aspire Nutrition
Aspire Clothing

KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250
Aspire Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Joaquim Rapture!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Charles Ng!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Percy O'Donnell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ng misses with a low kick.
Ng misses with a wild body shot.
Rapture tries to counter with a takedown but Ng is quick to defend against it.
Rapture on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Rapture throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Ng sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Ng swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Rapture tries to land a front kick but Ng steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Rapture takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Rapture avoids a kick to the body.
Rapture appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Rapture cracks Ng with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Ng misses with a hook. Rapture ducked under it nicely.
Rapture connects with a good right hand that stumbles Ng. Ng circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Ng avoids a kick to the body.
Rapture backing away here, and Ng unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Rapture connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Ng momentarily.
Rapture misses with a head kick.
Ng takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rapture looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Ng is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rapture.
A big right from Ng misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ng listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Rapture avoids a low kick by using good footwork.

Rapture throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Ng was covering up waiting for the punch and Rapture finishes the takedown easily into guard.
We've been hearing that Rapture has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Rapture is looking to work some ground and pound but Ng has wrist control.
Rapture trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Rapture content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Rapture with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Rapture accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Rapture trying to control the position from guard on top but Ng is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Rapture drops back looking for a leg! Ng is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Ng manages to kick Rapture off! Rapture jumps back into Ng's guard.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rapture works over Ng with some ground and pound from guard.
Rapture trying to control but Ng is working from the bottom.
Rapture stands up over Ng, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.

Ng has his feet on Rapture's thighs here. He's pushed Rapture off and worked for a very quick armbar from the bottom! He's flipped onto his stomach and he's cranking hard on the arm! Rapture screams in pain and taps out! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:53 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Charles Ng!
Our winner, Charles Ng, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
47%

 

Event: Syn 526 - Xtreme     
Date:   May 20, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Da Skrumbo and Joaquim Rapture. Skrumbo comes to the cage accompanied by It's a fight!!. Rapture has chosen For Heavy Metal we will die! as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
34
146 lbs
34 - 11 - 1
175 cm
34
150 lbs
30 - 14 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Aspire Clothing
Bullet Proof System

Aspire Nutrition
Aspire Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Da Skrumbo !
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Joaquim Rapture!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, Colin Fotheringham and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice shot lands for Skrumbo .
Rapture is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Skrumbo .

Rapture pushes Skrumbo up against the cage in a clinch.
Rapture tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Skrumbo lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rapture drops down looking for an ankle pick but Skrumbo pulls his leg out and moves away.
Skrumbo jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Skrumbo throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rapture sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rapture takes a jab right on the kisser.
A jab from Skrumbo finds it's way through Rapture's defenses.
Skrumbo throws a looping overhand right but Rapture ducks down to avoid it.
Skrumbo really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Rapture tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Skrumbo manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Skrumbo is looking to counter punch.
Rapture tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Rapture wants to land a leg kick but Skrumbo is out of range.
Skrumbo scores with a body shot.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A left lands for Skrumbo .

Rapture closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Skrumbo quickly recovers to half guard.

Skrumbo kicks Rapture off and gets back to his feet.
Skrumbo looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Skrumbo catches Rapture with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Rapture lets loose with a powerful body kick. Skrumbo will feel that in the morning.
Skrumbo swings widly with a right hand
and Rapture counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Skrumbo avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
A big left from Rapture misses.
A quick step to the side and Skrumbo tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rapture bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Skrumbo 's head backwards.
Rapture tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Skrumbo paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Rapture lands a glancing blow to the side of Skrumbo 's head.

Skrumbo gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.

Skrumbo has scooted to the edge of the canvas and used the cage to get back to his feet. Rapture has stuck on his opponent and is forcing him back against the cage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Rapture's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Joaquim Rapture seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Skrumbo fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Skrumbo throws a big shot that misses.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Skrumbo .

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Skrumbo throws the left hand but Rapture avoids the punch easily.
Skrumbo loads up on a big right hand but Rapture slips the punch.
A telegraphed right hand from Skrumbo misses the target.
Rapture throws a head kick but Skrumbo moves out of range.
Skrumbo throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rapture looks to land a body kick but Skrumbo moved away.
Rapture feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Skrumbo s jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Skrumbo just misses with a punch to the body.
A head kick misses from Rapture.
Skrumbo swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Rapture throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Skrumbo 's waist but Skrumbo gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Rapture off to one side.
Skrumbo displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rapture throws out the jab.
Skrumbo is looking to counter with head kicks.
Da Skrumbo is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rapture connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Skrumbo throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rapture sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Skrumbo throws out a loose jab but Rapture uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Skrumbo misses with a looping right.
Rapture looks for the body kick but Skrumbo saw that one coming.
Skrumbo throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Skrumbo throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rapture changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Skrumbo bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Rapture's head.
Skrumbo keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rapture.

Rapture instigates a clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Rapture fails to land.
Rapture misses with a hook from the clinch.
Skrumbo lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Skrumbo is trying to break the clinch but Rapture has him pressed against the cage.
Rapture stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Rapture misses with a hook to the ribs.
Skrumbo can't find room to land a body shot as Rapture controls the action.
Rapture misses with a short punch on the inside.

Rapture manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Rapture looking to hit a scissor sweep but Skrumbo is one step ahead there.

Skrumbo gets to his feet - Rapture follows without any prompting.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Skrumbo lands a slapping body shot.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Rapture waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Skrumbo .
It looked like Skrumbo was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Rapture.

Rapture rushes Skrumbo and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.

Rapture escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Skrumbo lands a nice shot to the body.
Skrumbo throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rapture misses with a leg kick
and Skrumbo counters with a straight right hand.
Skrumbo circles to his right before unloading a perfect head kick! Rapture drops to the canvas, hurt badly! Skrumbo follows Rapture to the ground and unloads with a series of strikes that force the referee to step in and end the fight! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:43 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Da Skrumbo !
Da Skrumbo thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: Syn 523 - Recovery     
Date:   May 05, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Joaquim Rapture and Don Juan Matus. Rapture's entrance music is For Heavy Metal we will die!. A fine choice. Matus comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Crow Spirit kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

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150 lbs
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30
145 lbs
24 - 11 - 2
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Joaquim Rapture!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 11 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Don Juan Matus!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Frank Antenori and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Matus throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rapture avoids the body shot from Matus.
Rapture throws a leg kick that misses.
Matus 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.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Matus 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 Rapture has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Rapture and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Matus scores with a jab to the jaw.
Matus goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Rapture tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Matus! But no joy.
Matus looks to land a left hand but Rapture moved out of range nicely.
A lazy left from Rapture finds it's target.
Rapture moves away from the strike by Matus.
Matus swings widly with a right hand
and Rapture counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rapture avoids the body shot from Matus.
Matus throws a poor cross that misses
and Rapture counters with a one-two to the body.
Rapture looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Rapture tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
It seemed like Matus was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Matus throws a leg kick that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rapture shoots in but Matus avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Matus digs a good hook to Rapture's body.
Don Juan Matus is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Rapture checks a leg kick.
Rapture takes a swing at Matus's ribcage but misses.
Matus pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Matus connects with a body shot that sends Rapture's belly button to the back.
Rapture tries for a takedown but Matus circles away easily
and Matus counters with an inside leg kick.
Rapture moves out of range of the body kick from Matus.
Rapture works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Matus throws an overhand right that lands on Rapture's shoulder, as Rapture tries to avoid the shot.
Matus slips under a jab from Rapture.
Matus throws a half hearted mid kick.
Rapture half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A bone on bone clash there as Matus blocks the leg kick.
Rapture tries a head kick but it misses.
Matus tries to score with a low kick but Rapture moves his leg out of the way.
Rapture listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Rapture steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Matus.
Matus misses with a looping right.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Matus throws a shot from downtown. Rapture moves away and avoids it.
Matus throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rapture wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Don Juan Matus seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rapture catches Matus with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Rapture keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rapture takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Matus lands a really nice looking cross but Rapture seems unphased.
Nice body punch from Matus.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Matus misses the target.
Matus fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Rapture has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Rapture scores with a jab to the body.
Matus moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Matus steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rapture.
Matus moves out of range of the strikes.
Matus takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Matus fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Rapture looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Matus throws a shot from downtown. Rapture moves away and avoids it.
Matus connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Rapture throws a quick inside leg kick.
Matus misses with a low kick.

Matus moves into the clinch.
Matus scores with a hook to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Matus cracks Rapture with a nice body shot.
Matus struggles to land a body shot inside as Rapture controls his hands.
Matus lands a shot to the body.
Rapture misses with a punch on the inside.
Rapture gets through Matus's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Matus lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Matus swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A short left from Matus.
Rapture prevents a body shot from Matus.
Matus misses with a punch to the body.
Rapture prevents a body shot from Matus.
Rapture tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Matus scores with a shoulder strike.
Rapture misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rapture misses with a short punch on the inside.
Matus lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Rapture blocking some punches.
Rapture prevents a body shot from Matus.
Still in the clinch, Rapture scores with a nice short uppercut.
Matus working aggressively here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Matus gets tackled into the cage by Rapture. Rapture maintains the clinch.
Rapture can't find room to land a body shot as Matus controls the action.
Matus tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rapture's elbow.

Rapture is trying to trip Matus. He has hold of a leg but Matus is hopping around, keeping his balance for the moment. Rapture persists though and gets the takedown into guard.
Matus not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Matus has momentary wrist control but Rapture slips an elbow through the middle.
Rapture postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Matus thows some rabbit punches from the bottom but they don't do any damage.
Matus is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Rapture trying to hold on to Matus's head to control him but Matus postures up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Rapture looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Rapture looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Matus not doing much here.

Rapture actively working from the bottom here.

Rapture actively working from the bottom here.
Rapture tries to roll over but Matus keeps him under control.
Matus not doing much here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Rapture trying to control but Matus postures up.

Rapture actively working from the bottom here.
Matus is pressing down on Rapture's thigh, looking to free his foot. Rapture is holding on for now.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Matus wants to control but Rapture is keeping him busy.
Matus has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Matus tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rapture is trying to escape the mount.
Matus controlling the position easily from mount.
Rapture is looking to get to half guard.
Rapture is working hard here to advance position.

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.
Matus wants to take Rapture's back here but Rapture is holding on to an arm, himself looking to escape.
Matus controlling from mount.
Matus is continuing to stall.
Rapture keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Matus wants to take his opponent's back but Rapture doesn't allow it.
Matus avoids the attempt from Rapture to control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Matus showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Rapture.
Matus takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Matus connects with a leg kick. Rapture looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Rapture chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Matus can pounce on him.
Matus throws a body shot but no joy.
Rapture avoids the body shot from Matus.
Matus swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rapture fails to land the takedown.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rapture throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Don Juan Matus seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Rapture throws a low kick but Matus moves out of range easily.
Matus's corner calls for a 1-2. Matus obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Matus throws a looping overhand right but Rapture ducks down to avoid it.
Rapture bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rapture is looking to counter punch.
Matus lands with a good body shot.
Matus throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
A telegraphed right hand from Rapture misses the target.
Matus rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Rapture counters with a two punch combo.
Rapture moves away from the strike by Matus.
Matus is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rapture.
Matus has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Matus tries to score with a low kick but Rapture moves his leg out of the way.
Some bone on bone action there as Rapture checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Rapture is looking to counter punch.
Matus lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Rapture closes the distance and clinches up with Matus, looking for a takedown. Rapture pushes Matus against the cage but Matus circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
A nice side step and Matus releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Rapture lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Matus throws a predictable looking body shot
and Rapture counters with a series of strikes. Matus will be more careful next time no doubt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rapture connects with a single shot there.
Rapture cracks the inside of Matus's front leg.
Matus misses with an attempted mid kick.
Rapture tries to counter with a takedown but Matus is quick to defend against it.
Matus tries to move into range but Rapture moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Rapture swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Rapture throws a head kick that misses.
Matus looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Rapture with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Matus to score with a decent uppercut.
Rapture moves out of range of the body kick.
Rapture thows a left - swing and a miss!
Rapture throws a big shot that misses.
Rapture misses with a lunging right hand
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Matus lets loose with a powerful body kick. Rapture will feel that in the morning.
Rapture bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Matus ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Matus misses with a straight right.
Rapture appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Matus tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rapture was well out of range. Poor timing from Matus.
Rapture attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Matus cracks Rapture with a right hand to the side of the head.
Rapture is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Matus swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rapture takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Rapture throws a front kick aimed at Matus's knee but Matus avoids it well.
Matus throws a leg kick that is checked
and Rapture counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Rapture with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Matus to score with a decent uppercut.
Matus lands with an uppercut that bounces Rapture off the cage and back into range.
Rapture doesn't manage to clinch there - Matus circles away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Matus looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Matus swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Rapture throwing a counter right hand but Matus manages to avoid it.
Both fighters circling a little - Matus finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Matus - that will leave a mark!
Rapture misses with a two punch combination.
Matus is looking to land body kicks.
Matus misses with a low kick.
Matus uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rapture.
Matus slips under a jab.
Matus fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Rapture has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
A slapping leg kick lands for Rapture.
Rapture will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Matus swings away with a body shot that misses
and Rapture counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Matus misses with a hook.
Matus takes a swing at Rapture's ribcage but misses.
Rapture keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Matus.
Rapture blocks the body kick.
Matus slips a jab from Rapture.
Matus blocks a jab.
Rapture throws an off balance right hand
and Matus counters with a nice uppercut.

Rapture changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Matus looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Rapture working the strikes but Matus uses the opportunity to regain half guard.
Rapture slips a nice elbow through Matus's hands, connecting with Matus's forehead.
Rapture lands strikes from half guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Matus moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rapture stands up over Matus, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Joaquim Rapture overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Matus manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Rapture manages to get himself to full guard.


Rapture throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Rapture is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Matus passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Rapture wants to control but Matus postures up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rapture tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Matus wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Rapture prevents Matus from moving into mount.
Rapture tries to buck Matus off but Matus is having none of it.
Matus tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.
Matus staying calm.
Rapture tries to improve position but can't.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Matus trying to control the position but Rapture is working away.
Rapture is looking to regain half guard here but Matus keeps moving and retains side control.
Matus wants to lay and pray for a moment but Rapture keeps working.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Rapture manages to get back to half guard.
Matus wants to free his trapped foot but Rapture is holding on for dear life with his legs.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Rapture is looking to improve his position.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Matus steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rapture.
Rapture takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Rapture needs to keep his hands up - Matus had a free shot at his head there.
Matus moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rapture takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Matus throws a jab when Rapture was well out of range.
Matus gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Don Juan Matus will probably get the nod - 10:9.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Matus looks to score with a jab to the body but Rapture is just out of range.
Matus thows a leg kick but Rapture checks it
and Rapture counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Some wild striking there from Rapture.
Rapture steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Matus.
Rapture finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Matus looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Rapture is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
A solid leg kick lands there for Matus.
Matus dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Matus connects with a nice looking jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Matus waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rapture.
Rapture takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Rapture throws a one two combo.
Rapture moves out of range of the body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Matus punishes Rapture's body with a nice straight punch.
Rapture swats away the attempt to clinch by Matus.
Rapture throws a right hand that Matus ducks under and follows up with a left that Matus also avoids with ease.
Rapture needs to keep his hands up - Matus had a free shot at his head there.
Matus lands a really nice looking cross but Rapture seems unphased.
Matus throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Matus misses with a low kick.
Matus scores with a jab to the head.
A swing and a miss from Rapture.
Matus is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Rapture looks to score with a jab to the body but Matus is just out of range.
Matus throws a jab but it's blocked by Rapture.
Joaquim Rapture has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circling - Matus throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Rapture checks a low kick from Matus.
Matus fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rapture fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Rapture takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Matus throws a shot from downtown. Rapture moves away and avoids it.
Matus lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rapture's sensitive parts.
Rapture shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Matus connects with an inside leg kick.
Rapture takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Matus lands with a nice body punch.
Rapture takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Rapture checks a leg kick.
Matus throws a solid leg kick but Rapture takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Matus.
A big left from Rapture misses.
Matus jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rapture drops down looking for a counter takedown but Matus sprawls and moves away.
Rapture throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Rapture stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Matus.
Rapture looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Matus jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
A nice leg kick lands there from Matus.
Rapture throws a low kick but Matus avoids it.
A right-left combo lands from Rapture.
Matus connects with a body shot.
Matus connects with a leg kick. Rapture looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rapture looks to land a combination but Matus avoids it well.
Matus fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Matus lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Rapture takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Matus throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Rapture stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Rapture lands a leg kick that knocks Matus off balance momentarily.
Matus connects with the punch.
Matus dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rapture. That did some damage!
Matus cracks the inside of Rapture's front leg.
Matus stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Matus wants it to stay on the feet.
Matus is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Rapture with a body shot.
Don Juan Matus is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Joaquim Rapture. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A slapping leg kick lands for Matus.
Rapture throws a solid leg kick but Matus takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Rapture.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 46:50
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 45:50
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Don Juan Matus!

Don Juan Matus is the new featherweight champion!
Don Juan Matus thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: Supernova VII     
Date:   Apr 21, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Abraham Donowitz and Joaquim Rapture. Donowitz comes into the arena with JEW FLOW blaring out of the sound system. Rapture is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: For Heavy Metal we will die!. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

171 cm
34
148 lbs
36 - 14 - 1
175 cm
33
150 lbs
29 - 13 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Hellbent
Conviction

Aspire Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Abraham Donowitz!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Joaquim Rapture!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, Steven Brown and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rapture misses with a low kick as Donowitz jumps back.
Donowitz blocks a head kick by Rapture.
Donowitz lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Donowitz just misses with a punch to the body.
Donowitz tries to move into range but Rapture moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.

Rapture shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Rapture showed some decent athleticism there.
Donowitz has his hands clasped together around Rapture's back. He's all about the action.
Donowitz keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Donowitz is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Rapture passes the guard and advances to mount!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Donowitz is looking to improve his position but Rapture isn't that keen on the idea.
Rapture working the ground and pound effectively.
Rapture pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Rapture misses with a head shot.
Rapture lands a big shot there that rocks Donowitz but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
Rapture throws an elbow from mount that misses. Lucky escape for Donowitz because Rapture loaded up on that one.
Rapture throwing strikes here but Donowitz is writhing around nicely and avoiding any serious damage.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Donowitz tries to lock up and control but Rapture gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rapture working the ground and pound effectively.
Poor strikes thrown by Rapture there. More accuracy and less frantic strikes would help!
Rapture landing strikes from the mount and Donowitz is in trouble!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Donowitz takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.
Rapture trying to control but Donowitz is having none of it.
Rapture controlling the pace for now.
Rapture landing strikes from the mount and Donowitz is in trouble!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Donowitz is working to get back to half guard.
Rapture looking to finish with strikes here!
Donowitz slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Rapture has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Donowitz won't allow Rapture to pass to mount.
Rapture trying to control from half guard but Donowitz is working away.
Rapture missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Rapture seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Donowitz does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Rapture lands strikes from half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Rapture in particular looking to stall.
Rapture seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Donowitz does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Rapture tries to pass to full mount but Donowitz defends it.
Rapture missing with the ground and pound from half guard.

Rapture is trying to work for a kimura but Donowitz is defending well.
Donowitz controlling the leg, holding on to half guard.
Rapture seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Donowitz does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


An inside leg kick lands from Rapture.
Donowitz steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rapture.
Donowitz ducks under a wild hook from Rapture.
Rapture slips under a jab from Donowitz.
Rapture is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Donowitz throws a jab when Rapture was well out of range.
A right-left combo lands from Rapture.
Donowitz throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Donowitz staying out of range there.
Rapture pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Rapture slips a straight right by Donowitz.
Rapture flicks out a counter leg kick but Donowitz steps away.
Rapture turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Rapture with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Rapture delivers a nice body kick.
Donowitz misses with a hook. Rapture ducked under it nicely.
Rapture on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rapture walks into a jab.
Donowitz missing with a left hand there. Rapture was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice body punch from Donowitz.
Donowitz looks to land a left hand but Rapture moved out of range nicely.
Rapture feints the counter takedown.
Rapture misses with a jab, cross combination.
Rapture misses with a straight left.
Rapture dives in for a single leg takedown but Donowitz sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Donowitz misses with a looping right.
The fighters circling - Donowitz throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Rapture appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Abraham Donowitz is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rapture doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Rapture uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Donowitz.
Donowitz showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Rapture.
Donowitz tests Rapture's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Rapture lands a nice shot that snaps Donowitz's head back.
A swing and a miss from Donowitz.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Donowitz misses with a straight left.
Rapture is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Donowitz gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Rapture shoots in and bounces Donowitz off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.
Rapture lands a couple of elbows.
Rapture in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Rapture wants to control from the top but Donowitz keeps moving.
Rapture won't allow Donowitz to sweep him here.
Rapture throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Donowitz works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Rapture throws a big right hand that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Donowitz avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Rapture looking to pass the guard.
Donowitz lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Donowitz distracts Rapture with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Donowitz trying to control the position from guard on top but Rapture is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Donowitz won't allow Rapture to sweep him here.
Donowitz engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Rapture controls Donowitz momentarily but Donowitz frees himself.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Rapture escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Donowitz gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Rapture trying to control the position here.
Rapture trying to control the position.
Donowitz trying to control but Rapture is working from the bottom.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Donowitz throws a jab but it's blocked by Rapture.
Rapture tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Donowitz throws a jab when Rapture was well out of range.
Rapture only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Abraham Donowitz is winning the standup battle so far.
Donowitz misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rapture.
Rapture throws a fast counter high kick but Donowitz manages to duck under it in time.
Donowitz swings for the body but Rapture moves out of range.
Donowitz misses with a hook to the body
and Rapture counters with a stiff right hand.
Rapture avoids the body shot from Donowitz.
Donowitz throws a jab but it's blocked by Rapture.
Donowitz misses with a shot to the body
and Rapture counters with a nice body kick.
Donowitz swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rapture changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
A slow jab from Donowitz misses its intended target.
Donowitz misses with an uppercut.
Despite the aggression on Rapture's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rapture avoids the body shot from Donowitz.
Donk. Donowitz catches Rapture right on the button with a cross.
Rapture slips a jab from Donowitz.
Rapture drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Donowitz defends it well.
A low kick from Donowitz misses

and Rapture counters with a shoot takedown. Donowitz fights it but they end up in guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rapture trying to control but Donowitz is working from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Rapture accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Rapture throwing strikes but missing.
Rapture wants to control from the top but Donowitz keeps moving.
Donowitz is pulling down on Rapture's head to control his posture.
Donowitz trying to control the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Donowitz avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Rapture uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Donowitz misses with an uppercut.
Rapture scoring well with a low kick there.
Rapture tries to move into range but Donowitz moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Rapture connects with a looping right hand.
Rapture ducks under a wild hook from Donowitz.
Rapture is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Rapture uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Donowitz has time to react.
Rapture lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Donowitz chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rapture can pounce on him.
Donowitz tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rapture was well out of range. Poor timing from Donowitz.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rapture.
Rapture shoots for a double leg takedown but Donowitz sprawls well. He's pushed Rapture's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Donowitz misses with a body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Donowitz throws a body shot but no joy.
Rapture keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rapture let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Rapture misses the jab.
Rapture ducks under a wild hook from Donowitz.
Rapture throws a head kick but Donowitz moves out of range.
A head kick misses from Rapture.
Donowitz misses with a left hand
and Rapture counters with a nice body kick.
Rapture staying out of range there.
Rapture unleashes a big counter combination but Donowitz bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Donowitz misses with a hook to the body
and Rapture counters with a nice leg kick.
Donowitz steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rapture.
Donowitz misses with a wild body shot.
Rapture throws a looping overhand right but Donowitz ducks down to avoid it.
Rapture just misses with a punch to the body.
Donowitz ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rapture moves away.
Donowitz scores with a push kick.
Abraham Donowitz seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Donowitz thows a left - swing and a miss!
Rapture connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Rapture jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Donowitz throwing a counter right hand but Rapture manages to avoid it.
Donowitz swings widly with a right hand
and Rapture counters with a stiff right hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rapture tries to clinch but Donowitz moves out of range.
A big right from Donowitz misses.
Rapture looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Rapture throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A slapping leg kick lands for Rapture.
Rapture avoids the head kick by Donowitz.
Donowitz looks to land a right hand but Rapture moved out of range.
Rapture moves out of range of the strikes.
Rapture avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Rapture moves out of range of the strikes.
Donowitz throws a shot from downtown. Rapture moves away and avoids it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Joaquim Rapture just about did enough to take it.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Donowitz, as that shot connected.
Donowitz misses with an uppercut

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


Rapture has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Donowitz can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Donowitz missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Donowitz pushes down on Rapture's leg and manages to get into half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rapture regains full guard. Nicely done.
Donowitz scoring with some ground and pound.
Donowitz is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Donowitz working some strikes from top position.

Rapture is rocked!
Rapture wants to sweep here but Donowitz controlling him for the moment.
Donowitz postures up in Rapture's guard and throws a big left but Rapture blocks it.
Rapture has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Donowitz trying to control but Rapture is working from the bottom.
Rapture is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Donowitz with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Rapture is still in real trouble! Can Donowitz finish him?

Donowitz got a little sloppy there for a moment and Rapture has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Donowitz has managed to get both his arms back between Rapture's legs - danger averted.
Rapture seems to have recovered his senses.
Donowitz stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Rapture swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Rapture has his foot on Donowitz's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Donowitz works his way back into a safe position though.
Donowitz preventing the sweep.
Donowitz postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Donowitz has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Rapture avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Donowitz cracks Rapture with a solid left hand.
Donowitz lands a couple of decent looking shots.

Rapture is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Donowitz is aware though and is defending well.
Rapture is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Donowitz wants to control from the top but Rapture keeps moving.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Rapture with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
A swing and a miss from Donowitz.
Donowitz throws a right hand that misses
and Rapture counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Rapture misses with a wild body shot.
Rapture has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Rapture throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Donowitz works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Donowitz throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rapture looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Nice cross by Donowitz.
Rapture throws a low kick but Donowitz avoids it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Rapture looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Donowitz!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Donowitz struggling a bit here.
Donowitz managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Rapture.
Rapture cracks Donowitz with a big elbow.

Rapture is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Donowitz knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Donowitz is looking to regain half guard here but Rapture keeps moving and retains side control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Donowitz throws a looping overhand right but Rapture ducks down to avoid it.
Rapture appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Donowitz dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Nice jab there from Donowitz.
A head kick misses from Donowitz.
Donowitz looks to land a left hand but Rapture moved out of range nicely.
Donowitz thuds his right hand into Rapture's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Donowitz waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rapture.
Donowitz throws a big shot that misses.
Donowitz looks to land a right hand but Rapture moved out of range.
Donowitz throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rapture sees it coming and avoids it easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rapture on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Donowitz throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Donowitz is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Rapture takes a swing at Donowitz's ribcage but misses.
Donowitz misses with a hook

and Rapture decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Donowitz's guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Donowitz pulls Rapture in close to his closed guard and prevents Rapture from doing any damage or advancing position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rapture loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Rapture postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Rapture trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Rapture trying to control the position from guard on top but Donowitz is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Rapture throws a big right hand that misses.
Rapture is looking to advance position but Donowitz has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!

Donowitz breaks from Rapture's wrist control and lands an elbow.
Abraham Donowitz has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rapture manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Donowitz is looking to take a break and control but Rapture is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Donowitz lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Joaquim Rapture has got the better of the ground game so far.
Donowitz lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Donowitz lands strikes from half guard.
Rapture is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Donowitz scores with a couple of nice shots.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rapture on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Rapture works his way to full guard. Good work.
Donowitz preventing the sweep.
Donowitz keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Rapture's head.

Rapture has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Donowitz can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Rapture is trying to keep Donowitz in close.
Rapture looking to hit a scissor sweep but Donowitz is one step ahead there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rapture controls Donowitz momentarily but Donowitz frees himself.
Donowitz working some strikes from top position.
Donowitz lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.

Donowitz got a little sloppy there for a moment and Rapture has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Donowitz has managed to get both his arms back between Rapture's legs - danger averted.
Rapture tries to land a sweep but no joy.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Donowitz lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Donowitz working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Rapture's head.

And that's the end of the fight!
Abraham Donowitz showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Rapture 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 Chris Edwards scores the fight 46:49
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 46:49
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Joaquim Rapture!

Joaquim Rapture is the new featherweight champion!
In his post fight interview, Joaquim Rapture started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
The defeated Abraham Donowitz had this to say: 'Wolf nerfed my stats before the Cilian Lynch fight.'.
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Event: Havoc Midweek Mayhem 6     
Date:   Mar 08, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Joaquim Rapture and Pako Laine. Rapture comes to the cage accompanied by For Heavy Metal we will die!. Laine has chosen Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi as his entrance music. Pako Laine acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

175 cm
33
150 lbs
28 - 13 - 0
174 cm
29
149 lbs
17 - 5 - 0
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

Aspire Clothing
Hellbent

Aspire Clothing
Perkele!



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Joaquim Rapture!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
The judges for this bout are Ivan Kurochkin, Valeri Chadov and Aleksei Zolotukhin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Laine throws a low kick, looking for Rapture's leg but Rapture calmly moves out of range.
Rapture half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Laine.
Laine avoids the head kick by Rapture.
Laine throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
A left lands for Laine.
Rapture moves out of range of the body kick.
Rapture looks to throw the jab but Laine is out of range.
Rapture fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Laine on the side of the head.
Rapture lands a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine tries to clinch up.
Rapture on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Laine tests Rapture's chin there with a solid looking shot.

Rapture is rocked!
Rapture scores with a sloppy right hand. Laine should have avoided that one.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rapture.
Laine wants to counter with a clinch but Rapture pushes him away.

Rapture fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Laine to the ground. Rapture is now in Laine's guard.
Rapture throwing strikes from guard but Laine blocks nicely.
Rapture working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Rapture in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Rapture is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Rapture postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.

Laine looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Laine looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Rapture accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Rapture working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Laine looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
We've been hearing that Rapture has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Rapture is in close to Laine's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Rapture with a nice head shot there.
Rapture stands and throws Laine's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Rapture wants to control but Laine is keeping him busy.
Rapture scoring with punches from side control.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rapture lands a nice forearm strike.
Laine prevents Rapture from moving into mount.
Rapture wants to control but Laine is keeping him busy.
Laine is working to avoid the ground and pound but Rapture connects with a decent elbow.
Rapture working the head and body with strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rapture landing strikes.
Laine is being controlled here.
Laine takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
Laine is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Rapture's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Rapture wants to free his trapped foot but Laine is holding on for dear life with his legs.

Laine is defending against the submission attempts here by Rapture.
Rapture is keen to just control but Laine is a slippery customer.
Rapture prevents Laine from improving his position.

Rapture is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Laine has managed to free his arm - good work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Rapture looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Rapture wants to free his trapped foot but Laine is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Laine wants to get back to full guard.
Laine is refusing to be controlled, as Rapture sits in half guard.
Laine on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Laine takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

Rapture fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Laine, pushing him back against the cage.
Laine missing with knees to the body.
Laine working some nice short punches in the clinch.

Rapture breaks the clinch.
Rapture throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Laine only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Rapture throws a leg kick but Laine sees it coming and moves out of range.
Laine throws a looping overhand right but Rapture ducks down to avoid it.
Laine cracks Rapture with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Rapture throws a body punch but Laine moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rapture looks to land a combination but Laine avoids it well.
Laine only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Laine lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Rapture avoids a kick to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Laine connects with a nice looking jab.
Nice shot lands for Rapture.
Laine throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rapture half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Rapture misses the shot to the body.
Laine misses with a hook. Rapture ducked under it nicely.
Rapture connects with a single shot there.
Laine displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rapture throws out the jab.
Joaquim Rapture is winning the standup battle so far.
Laine tries to move into range but Rapture moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Laine defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Rapture.
Laine throws a low kick, looking for Rapture's leg but Rapture calmly moves out of range.
Rapture tries to land a front kick but Laine steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine wants to clinch

and Rapture counters with a nice double leg into side control. Laine won't be happy with that.
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!
Rapture working the ground and pound.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rapture cracks Laine with a big elbow.
Rapture is working Laine over with some ground and pound from side control.
Laine prevents Rapture from improving position.
Rapture has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Laine manages to get back to half guard.
Laine is looking for a sweep. Rapture is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Laine is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Laine on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Laine wants to improve his position but Rapture is controlling well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine manages to get to full guard.
Rapture trying to control the position from guard on top but Laine is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Rapture works over Laine with some ground and pound from guard.
Rapture passes into half guard.
Laine moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Rapture postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Rapture stands up over Laine, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Laine has momentary wrist control but Rapture slips an elbow through the middle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rapture trying to control the position from guard on top but Laine is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Rapture connects with a couple of short punches.
Rapture is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Laine can do to turn this around?
Rapture wants to control from the top but Laine keeps moving.
Laine tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Rapture working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Rapture is in close to Laine's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Laine trying to control the position.
Rapture pushes down on Laine's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Laine makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Laine.
Laine is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Joaquim Rapture dominated that second round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Laine swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rapture scores with a jab.
Rapture throws a body shot but no joy.
Laine shapes to counter with a head kick.
Rapture misses the shot to the body.
Laine looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Laine throws a hook but Rapture avoids it easily.
Rapture appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Laine takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Rapture takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Laine thows a leg kick but Rapture checks it

and Rapture counters with a takedown into side control.
Rapture scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Laine to see if he's OK.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rapture lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Laine is trying to improve his position.
Rapture is chipping away with strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rapture lands some shots froms side control.
Laine on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Laine is trying to escape the position but Rapture is controlling the position.
Laine regains half guard.
Laine trying to control but Rapture postures up.
Rapture is looking to take a break and control but Laine is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Rapture looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Rapture is trying to control the action in half guard but Laine is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Rapture working Laine over with strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rapture trying to control from half guard but Laine is working away.
Laine wants to get back to full guard.
Laine keeps trying to improve his position.
Laine makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Laine.
Rapture stands up over Laine, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Rapture works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Laine on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Laine trying to control here.
Rapture lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Laine is not content to let Rapture control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rapture is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Joaquim Rapture overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Laine is looking for a sweep. Rapture is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Laine gets full guard.
Rapture trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Laine lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Laine's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Laine stands and throws Rapture's legs to the side, diving into side control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rapture manages to get back to half guard.
Rapture moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Laine passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Laine controlling from side mount.
Rapture is trying to improve his position.
Rapture sneaks back into half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rapture throws a body punch but Laine moves out of range.
Laine keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rapture.

Rapture closes the distance and pushes Laine back into the cage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Rapture creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Rapture lands with a short shot to the head.
Laine prevents a body shot from Rapture.
Laine scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rapture.
Laine scores a nice knee to the body.
Rapture misses with a short punch on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Laine is pressed up against the cage. Rapture has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Laine down to the mat. Laine avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Laine is looking to slow Rapture down with leg kicks.
Rapture lands a jab to Laine's midsection.
Rapture moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Laine clinches with his opponent.
Laine lands with a light punch inside.
Laine tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rapture's elbow.
Laine using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Rapture has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Laine with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Laine tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Rapture avoids it.
Rapture swings wildly with an uppercut but Laine uses good head movement to avoid it.
A short right from Laine.
Laine is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Rapture is defending well for now.
Rapture is trying to pull guard but Laine turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Laine missing with knees to the body.
Laine tries to throw a body punch but Rapture avoids it by throwing Laine back against the cage.
Laine swings wildly with an uppercut but Rapture uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rapture throws a punch but it's blocked by Laine.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Rapture breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Rapture with a jab.
Rapture throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Good work by Laine as he checks the leg kick.
Rapture throws a lazy right hand but Laine sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rapture takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rapture throws a right hand that Laine ducks under and follows up with a left that Laine also avoids with ease.
Laine was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Rapture clobbers Laine with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Laine jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Laine displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Rapture.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Joaquim Rapture. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rapture throws a wild body kick that Laine sees coming a mile off.
Laine throws a low kick, looking for Rapture's leg but Rapture calmly moves out of range.
Laine lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rapture's sensitive parts.
Rapture swats away the attempt to clinch by Laine.
A jab from Laine misses.
Laine tries to clinch up but Rapture circles away and keeps his distance.

Rapture forces Laine back against the cage and clinches.

Rapture jumps guard.

Laine avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Laine stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Rapture swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine won't allow Rapture to sweep him here.
Laine slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Laine tries to free his leg and advance position but Rapture is retaining full guard.
Rapture not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

Rapture is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Laine defends well.
Laine trying to control the position from guard on top but Rapture is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
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 Joaquim Rapture will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Laine takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Laine wants to clinch up but Rapture keeps it at a distance.
Rapture fails to land the takedown.
Laine catches Rapture with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Rapture keeps the fight on the outside.
Rapture appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rapture connects with a looping right hand.
A chopping leg kick lands by Laine.
Laine has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Rapture misses with a takedown
and Laine counters with a three punch combo that has Rapture backing up. Rapture nods at Laine to acknowledge the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine misses with an uppercut.
Rapture throws a sloppy head kick and Laine moves out of range easily.
Laine slips a jab from Rapture.
Laine lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Laine looking to land some kicks to the body here.
A slow jab from Laine misses its intended target.
Rapture dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Laine. That did some damage!
Rapture misses with an attempted mid kick.
Laine throws a chopping leg kick but Rapture manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Pako Laine has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Laine.
Rapture is looking to counter with a body kick.
Pako Laine is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rapture lands a nice leg kick that just misses Laine's sensitive parts.
Laine dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rapture. That did some damage!
Rapture throws a push kick but Laine slaps the foot to one side.
Laine looks to score with a jab to the body but Rapture is just out of range.
Laine pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Rapture connects with a crisp jab.
Laine uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rapture.
Laine tries to counter by closing the distance.
Rapture scores with a head kick. Laine tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
No luck for Rapture with that takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Joaquim Rapture. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rapture avoids a punch combination nicely.
Rapture lands with a thumping leg kick.
Rapture lands a jab to Laine's midsection.
Rapture throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Some wild striking there from Rapture.
Laine tries a quick counter leg kick but Rapture is wise to it.
Laine scores with a slapping inside leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rapture misses with a low kick.
A big left from Rapture misses.
Laine takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
That kick from Rapture tenderised Laine's leg. Laine is trying to keep his angry face on.
Laine cracks Rapture with a right hand to the side of the head.
Rapture tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Laine was well out of range. Poor timing from Rapture.
Laine thinks about the counter body kick.
Laine ducks under a wild hook from Rapture.
Rapture listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Rapture looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
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!
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Laine.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Ivan Kurochkin scores the fight 50:45
Judge Valeri Chadov scores the fight 50:45
Judge Aleksei Zolotukhin scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Joaquim Rapture!

Joaquim Rapture retains his featherweight title!
In his post fight interview, Joaquim Rapture started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: Havoc Weekend War 4     
Date:   Feb 11, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Joaquim Rapture and Raylan Crowder. Rapture comes to the cage accompanied by For Heavy Metal we will die!. Joaquim Rapture had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

175 cm
33
150 lbs
27 - 13 - 0
167 cm
30
149 lbs
24 - 10 - 2
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Joaquim Rapture!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 10 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Raylan Crowder!
The judges for this bout are Ivan Kurochkin, Aleksandr Martynov and Dmitry Maklakov.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Crowder stuns Rapture with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Rapture throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Jab, jab by Rapture - just one landing.
Crowder 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.
Rapture looks to land a body kick but Crowder moved away.

Rapture shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Crowder manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Rapture missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Rapture has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Crowder is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Rapture landing with the ground and pound.
Crowder avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Crowder keeping full guard, as Rapture tries to pass.
Rapture trying to control but Crowder is working from the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rapture in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Rapture wants to pass the guard but Crowder is keeping the position.
Rapture lands a couple of digs.
Rapture missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Rapture trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Crowder keeping moving, preventing Rapture from controlling successfully.
Rapture tries to free his leg and advance position but Crowder is retaining full guard.
Crowder wants to stand and escape but Rapture is having none of it.
Rapture pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Crowder is keeping the position for now.
Rapture trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Crowder is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Rapture is controlling him.

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.
Rapture is standing up over Crowder. Crowder looks to escape but Rapture dives into side control.
Crowder is trying to stand back up. He's worked his way up against the cage but Rapture has just dragged him back down to the mat.
Rapture lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Rapture tries to advance to mount but can't.
Crowder tries to control but end up mounted... ooooh, that's bad.
Rapture has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Crowder's face.
Crowder wants to control but Rapture is having none of it.
Rapture is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Crowder is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Rapture lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
Rapture looking to control but Crowder is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rapture is landing with some decent strikes but Crowder is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.
Crowder is looking to get back to his feet - it's going to be hard from this position.
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Rapture cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!
Rapture lands a couple of good shots and Crowder has given up his back, trying to escape the position!
Crowder looking very determined here, making life difficult for Rapture.
Crowder is in a world of trouble here. He's outmatched on the ground here and he'd better get Rapture off his back sharpish unless he wants to be submitted.
Rapture is riding his opponent, not letting Crowder buck him off.
Rapture is not going to allow Crowder to sit and survive in this position.
Rapture has Crowder flattened out and is raining down punches.
Rapture is working the ground and pound here and the referee is taking a close look at Crowder. He must escape soon or this one will be stopped.
Rapture is working the ground and pound. Can Crowder escape?

Crowder is rocked!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Rapture is raining down hard shots and and Crowder has had enough - he's tapped out due to the strikes!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:20 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Strikes). Joaquim Rapture!
Joaquim Rapture retains his featherweight title!
In his post fight interview, Joaquim Rapture started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
In defeat, Raylan Crowder stepped up to the mic, saying 'JLP sure is hung.'.
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Event: Havoc Midweek Mayhem 1     
Date:   Jan 18, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Pako Laine and Joaquim Rapture. Laine comes to the cage accompanied by Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi. Rapture has chosen For Heavy Metal we will die! as his entrance music. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

174 cm
29
149 lbs
15 - 4 - 0
175 cm
32
150 lbs
26 - 13 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Perkele!

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight 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 Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Joaquim Rapture!
The judges for this bout are Igor Prikhodko, Konstantin Menshow and Aleksei Zolotukhin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Laine fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Rapture checks it well.
Laine scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
A kick lands to the mid section there for Laine.
Rapture takes a head kick and keeps coming.

Rapture is rocked!
Rapture has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Nice body kick from Rapture.
Rapture is still on wobbly legs! Can Laine finish him?
Nice defenses there by Rapture.
Rapture seems to have recovered his senses.
Laine tries to score with a low kick but Rapture moves his leg out of the way.
Rapture tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Laine has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Rapture.
Laine throws a jab when Rapture was well out of range.
The crowd cheers as Laine lands an impressive looking overhand right. Rapture doesn't seem phased though.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Laine wants to clinch up but Rapture keeps it at a distance.
Laine throws a solid leg kick but Rapture takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Laine.
Rapture looks to land a right hand but Laine moved out of range.
Laine moves out of range as Rapture throws a body kick.
Rapture with a nice cross.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Laine wants to clinch up but Rapture keeps it at a distance.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Laine crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Rapture - the referee stops the clock and Laine gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Rapture. Laine manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.

Rapture gets a double leg takedown into Laine's guard.
Rapture sitting in guard here, content to control.
Rapture is in close to Laine's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Rapture trying to control but Laine is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Laine throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Rapture wants to control from the top but Laine keeps moving.
Rapture connects with a couple of short punches.
Rapture preventing the sweep.
Rapture pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Laine is keeping the position for now.

Laine working for submissions but it's allowed Rapture to get to half guard.
Laine wants to control but Rapture is keeping busy and won't allow it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Rapture is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Rapture not doing much here.
Laine slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Rapture is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Rapture content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Laine keeping moving, preventing Rapture from controlling successfully.
Rapture is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Rapture might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Laine haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Pako Laine is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rapture moves out of range of the body kick.
Rapture scores with a head kick.
Laine tries to clinch but Rapture is having none of it.

Laine darts in and clinches Rapture up against the cage.
Nice body punch from Rapture.
Laine crunches a lovely knee into Rapture's ribcage.
Rapture digs a right hand into Laine's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Laine's gas tank.
Laine doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Joaquim Rapture will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Rapture slips a straight right by Laine.
A thudding body kick lands there by Rapture!
Rapture scores with a jab to the body.
Rapture checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Rapture displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Rapture staying out of range there.
Laine moves out of range of the body kick from Rapture.
Both fighters circling a little - Rapture finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Rapture connects with a right hand. Laine shakes it off.

Rapture changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Laine looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Rapture has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rapture wants to lay and pray for a moment but Laine keeps working.
Laine is looking for a sweep.
Rapture lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Laine down.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rapture landing a few strikes.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Rapture in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
You can see the frustration on Laine's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Rapture is working Laine over with some ground and pound from side control.

Rapture tries for a kimura but Laine is defending well.
Rapture landing strikes.
Laine seems a little lost for a moment, as Rapture dominates the positioning.
Laine on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Rapture grinds an elbow into Laine's temple.
Laine tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Joaquim Rapture has got the better of the ground game so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rapture scores with a couple of short elbows.

Rapture is working to tighten his grip on Laine's neck. He's isolated an arm and is working for an arm triangle. Laine has recognised the danger and is trying to turn with the submission but Rapture is really squeezing tight and eventually Laine passes out! Rapture breaks the hold and jumps onto the cage to celebrate! Submission of the night, I'd say!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:30 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Arm Triangle). Joaquim Rapture!
Joaquim Rapture is the new featherweight champion!
Joaquim Rapture 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: Death Squad 363:Sean v Tallon     
Date:   Dec 10, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Joaquim Rapture and Hiroshimo Sakamoto. Rapture's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, For Heavy Metal we will die!. Well, the cameraman is lingering on a pretty young lady for a bit too long there. Keep your eyes on the prize buddy or you'll miss the fighter intros!

175 cm
32
150 lbs
25 - 13 - 0
168 cm
28
148 lbs
21 - 10 - 1
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Lion Fightwear

Reaper Combatwear
Hellbent



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the challenger to my left.
With a record of 25 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Joaquim Rapture!
And introducing the champion to my right.
With a record of 21 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Hiroshimo Sakamoto!
The judges for this bout are Gwen Towbar, Daniel Franklin and Tiny Johnson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rapture slips under a jab from Sakamoto.
Rapture loads up on a big right hand but Sakamoto slips the punch.
Rapture bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Rapture misses with a looping right.
Rapture takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Sakamoto scoring well with a low kick there.
Sakamoto misses with a body kick.
Rapture tries to bum rush Sakamoto with a series of wild strikes but Sakamoto uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
A jab from Sakamoto misses.
Sakamoto throws a front kick aimed at Rapture's knee but Rapture avoids it well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sakamoto misses with a body kick.
Sakamoto lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Rapture circles away quickly and effectively.
Sakamoto misses with a kick to the body

and Rapture counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Sakamoto!
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!
Rapture slows the pace down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sakamoto is trying to get back to half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Rapture tries to advance to mount but Sakamoto denies him.
Sakamoto takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
You can see the frustration on Sakamoto's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Rapture trying to control the position but Sakamoto is working away.
Sakamoto on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Rapture tries to move into full mount but can't pass Sakamoto's legs.
Rapture working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rapture wants to control but Sakamoto is keeping him busy.
Sakamoto is looking for a sweep.
Sakamoto felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Sakamoto can't do much from the bottom here.
Sakamoto being controlled for a moment.
Rapture wants to control but Sakamoto is keeping him busy.
Sakamoto is looking for a sweep.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rapture is putting a hurting on Sakamoto here, landing some big shots from side control.
Sakamoto defending against the ground and pound.
Sakamoto dodges the ground and pound from Rapture.
Rapture connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Sakamoto some visible discomfort.
Sakamoto is looking for a sweep.
You can see the frustration on Sakamoto's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Sakamoto is not content to let Rapture control the position.
Rapture lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Rapture scores with a couple of short elbows.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sakamoto is looking to regain half guard here but Rapture keeps moving and retains side control.
Rapture throws a strike aimed at the side of Sakamoto's head but Sakamoto avoids it well.
Rapture is looking to take a break and control but Sakamoto is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Rapture working away.
Sakamoto managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Rapture.
Sakamoto is looking to regain half guard here but Rapture keeps moving and retains side control.
You can see the frustration on Sakamoto's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Sakamoto is looking to reverse the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Sakamoto is looking to land body kicks.
Rapture moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Sakamoto misses with a kick to the body.
Rapture throws a right and a left that both miss.
Sakamoto lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Sakamoto attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Sakamoto fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Rapture checks it well.
Rapture was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Sakamoto explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
That kick from Rapture tenderised Sakamoto's leg. Sakamoto is trying to keep his angry face on.
Sakamoto looks to land a body kick but Rapture moved away.
Rapture drops down looking for a counter takedown but Sakamoto sprawls and moves away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sakamoto gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Rapture counters with an inside leg kick.
Sakamoto pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Sakamoto scores with a nice body kick.
Rapture throws a body kick that misses.
Sakamoto moves out of range of the body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rapture moves out of range of the body kick.
Rapture moves out of range of the body kick from Sakamoto.
Sakamoto lands a lovely overhand right.
Rapture chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Sakamoto can pounce on him.
Sakamoto misses with an attempted mid kick.
Sakamoto pushes Rapture away with a front kick.
Rapture walks into a straight right hand from Sakamoto.
Sakamoto scores with a jab to the jaw.

Rapture is rocked!
Rapture throws a nice head kick!
Sakamoto looks to land a right hand but Rapture moved out of range.
Sakamoto scores with a nice body kick.
Rapture fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Sakamoto manages 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!
Rapture throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Sakamoto.
Rapture goes for a double leg but Sakamoto avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Sakamoto continues to drive forward.
It seemed like Sakamoto was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Rapture checks a leg kick.
Rapture is looking to counter punch.
Sakamoto connects with an inside leg kick.
Sakamoto lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Sakamoto scores with a crisp jab that stopped Rapture in his tracks.
Rapture connects with a leg kick. Sakamoto looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Sakamoto.
Sakamoto takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Hiroshimo Sakamoto seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Sakamoto keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Sakamoto fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Rapture is out of range.
Sakamoto lands with a thumping leg kick.
Sakamoto stalks Rapture and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Rapture's face. Rapture staggers backwards, shaken.
Oh Rapture 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.
A big right from Rapture misses.
Rapture feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Sakamotos jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Rapture thuds his right hand into Sakamoto's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Sakamoto misses with a head kick.
Rapture seems to have got his legs back now.
Sakamoto connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Rapture uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sakamoto.
Sakamoto uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rapture.
Sakamoto keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Rapture throws a quick inside leg kick.
A solid body kick from Rapture.
Sakamoto misses with a body shot.
Rapture thinks about countering with a body kick.
Rapture throws a leg kick which misses Sakamoto's front leg but catches the back leg as Sakamoto tries to avoid it.
Rapture shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Rapture shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Rapture has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sakamoto trying to control here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Sakamoto tries to roll over but Rapture keeps him under control.

Rapture is working for a kimura but Sakamoto is defending it quite comfortably.
Sakamoto is refusing to be controlled, as Rapture sits in half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rapture is looking to land body kicks.
Sakamoto was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Rapture throws a right and a left that Sakamoto avoids nicely.
Hiroshimo Sakamoto seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Sakamoto gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Rapture to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Rapture working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Sakamoto's head.
Rapture working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Rapture wants to control from the top but Sakamoto keeps moving.
Rapture pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Sakamoto is keeping the position for now.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rapture trying to control the position from guard on top but Sakamoto is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Sakamoto has momentary wrist control but Rapture slips an elbow through the middle.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sakamoto preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Rapture wants to control from the top but Sakamoto keeps moving.

Sakamoto is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Sakamoto keeping moving, preventing Rapture from controlling successfully.
Rapture loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.

Sakamoto throws his legs up looking for a submission but Rapture uses it to pass to side control.
Rapture working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Rapture scoring with punches and elbows.
The referee asks Rapture politely if he wouldn't mind getting on with it and actually doing something. Rapture prefers to stall for the moment though.
Sakamoto manages to work his way to half guard, despite Rapture's best efforts.
Rapture seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Sakamoto does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Rapture working over Sakamoto with some ground and pound. Sakamoto looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Sakamoto is trying to get back to full guard.
Rapture seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Sakamoto does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

Sakamoto is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Rapture pulls his head out easily.
Sakamoto keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Rapture is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Sakamoto can do to turn this around?

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sakamoto taking some punishment here, with Rapture in his half guard.
Rapture wants to pass to mount but Sakamoto is defending the position.
Sakamoto moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Rapture passes into half guard.
Sakamoto trying to hold on to Rapture's head to control him but Rapture postures up.
Rapture throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Rapture lands with a punch from half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rapture wants to take a breather but Sakamoto is having none of it.
Sakamoto tries to get to full guard but Rapture has control of the leg.
Rapture scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Sakamoto trying to control here.

Sakamoto looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Sakamoto is not content to let Rapture control the position.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Sakamoto is looking to control Rapture's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Sakamoto avoid being mounted?
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Joaquim Rapture clearly takes that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Sakamoto misses with a lunging right hand
and Rapture finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Rapture lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
A nice combination there by Rapture.
Sakamoto misses the jab.
Rapture drops down looking for a counter takedown but Sakamoto sprawls and moves away.
Sakamoto moves out of range of the leg kick from Rapture.
Rapture keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Rapture looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Sakamoto is fending him off so far but Rapture persists. Nope, Sakamoto circles away and we're back to standing.
Sakamoto looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Rapture avoids the body shot from Sakamoto.
Sakamoto stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Sakamoto wants it to stay on the feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sakamoto drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Sakamoto motions for Rapture to come forward. Sakamoto throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Sakamoto throws a body punch but Rapture moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rapture misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Sakamoto misses with an attempted mid kick.
Sakamoto throws a solid leg kick but Rapture takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Sakamoto.
Jab, jab by Rapture - just one landing.
A slow jab from Sakamoto misses its intended target.
Sakamoto lands a right hook to the body.
Sakamoto throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rapture throws a front kick aimed at Sakamoto's knee but Sakamoto avoids it well.
Sakamoto throws out a counter right but Rapture avoids it with no problem.
A slow jab from Sakamoto misses its intended target.
Rapture is looking to counter punch.
Sakamoto pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Rapture tries to counter with a takedown but Sakamoto is quick to defend against it.
Sakamoto scores with a jab. Rapture acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Rapture blocks a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rapture lands with a straight right. Sakamoto didn't see that one coming.
Sakamoto goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Sakamoto throws a leg kick

and Rapture counters with a single leg into guard. Sakamoto didn't expect that.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sakamoto not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Rapture trying to control but Sakamoto is working from the bottom.

Sakamoto is looking for a triangle but Rapture pushes his legs off easily.
Rapture with a nice head shot there.
Rapture is working Sakamoto over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Sakamoto is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Rapture passes Sakamoto's right leg, so he's now in half guard.

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

Rapture is looking for a kimura here.
Rapture passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Sakamoto!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rapture can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Sakamoto is looking to escape.
Sakamoto has worked his way to half guard, taking advantage of Rapture's lack of action.
Sakamoto is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Sakamoto is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Rapture's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Rapture's back!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Joaquim Rapture had his way with Hiroshimo Sakamoto in that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Sakamoto explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Sakamoto wants to land a leg kick but Rapture is out of range.

Rapture gets a takedown into half guard.
Sakamoto moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Rapture tries to free his leg and advance position but Sakamoto is retaining full guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rapture working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Sakamoto trying to control the position here.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rapture trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Sakamoto keeping moving, preventing Rapture from controlling successfully.
Rapture is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Rapture trying to control the position from guard on top but Sakamoto is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Hiroshimo Sakamoto has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Rapture preventing the sweep.
Rapture chips away with some ground and pound.
Rapture looking to sit in guard and control but Sakamoto gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Sakamoto cracks Rapture with a solid left hand.
Sakamoto pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Rapture is keeping the position for now.

Rapture is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Joaquim Rapture overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sakamoto's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Sakamoto lands a couple of elbows.
Rapture avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Rapture tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Rapture is trying to control the position but Sakamoto postures up.
Sakamoto throws a big right hand that misses.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Sakamoto's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Rapture looking to control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Rapture has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Sakamoto has passed into side control.
Rapture is looking to regain half guard here but Sakamoto keeps moving and retains side control.
Sakamoto wants to control but Rapture is keeping him busy.
Rapture taking a bit of punishment here - Sakamoto scoring with strikes.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Rapture manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Rapture is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Sakamoto working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Hiroshimo Sakamoto.
I think Rapture 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 Gwen Towbar scores the fight 48:47
Judge Daniel Franklin scores the fight 48:47
Judge Tiny Johnson scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Joaquim Rapture!

Joaquim Rapture is the new featherweight champion!
A less than humble Joaquim Rapture misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.
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Event: Death Squad 361:Bogdan v Aku     
Date:   Dec 03, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Tatsuya Kawajiri and Joaquim Rapture. Rapture has chosen For Heavy Metal we will die! as his entrance music. Tatsuya Kawajiri could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Joaquim Rapture's chin.

172 cm
38
155 lbs
24 - 14 - 2
175 cm
32
150 lbs
24 - 13 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Lion Fightwear
Spartan Nutrition

Lion Fightwear



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 14 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Tatsuya Kawajiri!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Joaquim Rapture!
The judges for this bout are Cecil Peabody, Wesley Smith and George Francis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kawajiri keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
A jab from Kawajiri finds it's way through Rapture's defenses.

Kawajiri gets a clinch.

Rapture manages to break the clinch.
Rapture takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Rapture is looking to chop away at Kawajiri's legs.
Rapture misses with an uppercut. Kawajiri saw that one coming.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kawajiri tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Rapture rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Rapture is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Kawajiri.
Rapture with a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kawajiri misses with a hook to the body
and Rapture counters with a nice kick to the body.
Rapture throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Kawajiri misses with a straight left.
Rapture tries a quick counter leg kick but Kawajiri is wise to it.
Kawajiri sizes up Rapture with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Rapture tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kawajiri was well out of range. Poor timing from Rapture.
Joaquim Rapture seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kawajiri misses with an uppercut.
Rapture throws out a counter right but Kawajiri avoids it with no problem.
Kawajiri takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Rapture slips a jab and a cross from Kawajiri.
Rapture let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Kawajiri misses with a left hand
and Rapture connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Rapture stalks Kawajiri and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Kawajiri's face. Kawajiri staggers backwards, shaken.
Rapture misses with a wild body shot.
A quick step to the side and Kawajiri tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rapture throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Kawajiri sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rapture's corner calls for a 1-2. Rapture obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Kawajiri keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rapture throws a lazy right hand but Kawajiri sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Kawajiri throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rapture sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rapture 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.
Kawajiri throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rapture sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rapture looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Rapture walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Kawajiri checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Kawajiri throws a shot from downtown. Rapture moves away and avoids it.
Rapture is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Rapture fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Rapture pivots, looking for a leg kick but Kawajiri is out of range and Rapture settles back down.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Rapture throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Kawajiri tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Rapture is in Kawajiri's guard.
Rapture chips away with some ground and pound.
Rapture trying to control the position from guard on top but Kawajiri is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kawajiri wants to get back to his feet but Rapture is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Kawajiri keeping moving, preventing Rapture from controlling successfully.
Rapture won't allow Kawajiri to get back to his feet.
Rapture is in close to Kawajiri's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Kawajiri has momentary wrist control but Rapture slips an elbow through the middle.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Rapture stops Kawajiri from standing up.

Kawajiri wriggles free and stands up.
Rapture fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kawajiri manages to avoid it.
Kawajiri throws a hook but Rapture blocks it.
Rapture changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Kawajiri.
Rapture misses with a left hand
enabling Kawajiri to counter with a crisp jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rapture misses with a series of wild punches.
Rapture finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Rapture scores with a shot to the body.
Rapture steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kawajiri.
Rapture doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Tatsuya Kawajiri is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rapture throws an overhand right that lands on Kawajiri's shoulder, as Kawajiri tries to avoid the shot.
Rapture lands with a good body shot.
Rapture lands with a nice body punch.
Kawajiri waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rapture.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rapture misses with a hook to the body
and Kawajiri counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Kawajiri swings for the body but Rapture moves out of range.
Joaquim Rapture seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Kawajiri looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Kawajiri uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rapture.
Kawajiri throws out a powerful jab.
Rapture cracks the inside of Kawajiri's front leg.
Rapture throws an overhand right that lands on Kawajiri's shoulder, as Kawajiri tries to avoid the shot.
Rapture moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kawajiri slips under a jab.
Kawajiri was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Kawajiri uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rapture.
Rapture has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Kawajiri checks the leg kick.
Rapture looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rapture scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Rapture misses the shot to the body.
Kawajiri appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Kawajiri throws a hook to the side of Rapture's head but Rapture sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kawajiri misses with a hook
and Rapture cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Rapture misses with the combination.
Nice body kick there by Kawajiri.
Rapture lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.

Kawajiri gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Kawajiri misses with a hook to the ribs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rapture struggles to land a body shot inside as Kawajiri controls his hands.
Rapture swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rapture.
Still in the clinch, Rapture scores with a nice short uppercut.
Kawajiri misses with the head strike.
Kawajiri fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kawajiri misses with a body punch.
Rapture swings away with an uppercut that misses.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rapture can't find room to land a body shot as Kawajiri controls the action.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Rapture.
Rapture fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kawajiri prevents a body shot from Rapture.
Rapture misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rapture lands a left hand that snaps the head of Kawajiri backwards.
Rapture blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rapture scores with a hook to the body.
Kawajiri misses with some punches.
Rapture throws a punch but it's blocked by Kawajiri.
Nice body punch from Kawajiri - that landed with a thud.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Rapture ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. Rapture no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard.
Kawajiri has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of Rapture is proving hard to escape from.
Rapture wants to sweep but no luck.

Kawajiri stands up from Rapture's guard - Kawajiri perhaps looking for a knockout.
Kawajiri throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Rapture on the side of the head.
Rapture goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Rapture throws a looping overhand right but Kawajiri ducks down to avoid it.
Kawajiri throwing a counter right hand but Rapture manages to avoid it.
Rapture scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Kawajiri throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rapture appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A bone on bone clash there as Kawajiri blocks the leg kick.
Kawajiri avoids a kick to the body.
Kawajiri thinks about countering with a head kick.
Kawajiri tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Rapture manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Rapture tries to work over Kawajiri's front leg with a kick but Kawajiri checks it.
Rapture lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Kawajiri circles away quickly and effectively.
Rapture throws a leg kick but Kawajiri sees it coming and checks it nicely.
It looked like Kawajiri wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Kawajiri is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Kawajiri looks to land a right hand but Rapture moved out of range.
Kawajiri moves in looking to clinch but Rapture pushes him off.
Kawajiri uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Rapture.
Rapture throws a shot to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
The fighters circling - Rapture throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Kawajiri is looking to counter punch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rapture moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Kawajiri walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Rapture fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Kawajiri is out of range.
Rapture throws a leg kick which misses Kawajiri's front leg but catches the back leg as Kawajiri tries to avoid it.
Rapture throws the left hand but Kawajiri avoids the punch easily.
Rapture avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Kawajiri throws a lazy right hand but Rapture sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rapture drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Kawajiri defends it well.
Kawajiri throws a shot from downtown. Rapture moves away and avoids it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kawajiri on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Kawajiri shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Kawajiri uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Rapture has time to react.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kawajiri avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Rapture misses with a hook
and Kawajiri counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Kawajiri throws a series of punches but Rapture avoids them all with ease.
Rapture throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Rapture is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Rapture uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Kawajiri.
Kawajiri misses with a hook
and Rapture counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Rapture closes the distance and lands a one-two.

Rapture closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Kawajiri did well to prevent Rapture getting side control.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rapture missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Rapture stops Kawajiri from getting back to his feet.
Rapture missing with the ground and pound from half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rapture working to pass to mount. He's got his hand pressing down on Kawajiri's thigh. Kawajiri counters though and makes it back to full guard.
Rapture is stalling in the full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kawajiri is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Rapture throws a big right hand that misses.
Rapture won't allow Kawajiri to get back to his feet.
Rapture lands a couple of digs.
Rapture stops Kawajiri from standing up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rapture wants to control from the top but Kawajiri keeps moving.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
A telegraphed right hand from Rapture misses the target.
A low kick from Rapture is predictable there
and Kawajiri counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Kawajiri connects with a good right hand that stumbles Rapture. Rapture circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Rapture looks to land a combination but Kawajiri avoids it well.
Kawajiri slips under a jab.
Kawajiri throws a head kick that misses.
Kawajiri ducks right into an uppercut from Rapture.
Kawajiri throws a lazy uppercut
and Rapture counters with a stiff right hand.
A jab from Kawajiri finds it's way through Rapture's defenses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rapture scores with the left hand. Kawajiri knows he should have avoided that one.
Kawajiri walks into a jab.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rapture bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rapture misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kawajiri.
Kawajiri throwing a counter right hand but Rapture manages to avoid it.
Kawajiri thows a left - swing and a miss!
Rapture misses with a two punch combination.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kawajiri. Rapture does a little dance to reset his feet.
A nice side step and Rapture releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Kawajiri lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Rapture loads up on a big right hand but Kawajiri slips the punch.
Kawajiri was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Rapture tries for a takedown but Kawajiri sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
A counter left hand to the body from Kawajiri misses its target.
Tatsuya Kawajiri has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Rapture gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.

And that's the end of the fight!
Joaquim Rapture comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Rapture 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 Cecil Peabody scores the fight 27:30
Judge Wesley Smith scores the fight 27:30
Judge George Francis scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Joaquim Rapture!

Joaquim Rapture was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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RATING
55%

 

Event: Death Squad 356:Blye v Marlo     
Date:   Nov 12, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Raylan Crowder and Joaquim Rapture. Rapture has chosen For Heavy Metal we will die! as his entrance music. Raylan Crowder could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Joaquim Rapture's chin.

167 cm
29
149 lbs
20 - 9 - 2
175 cm
31
150 lbs
23 - 13 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 9 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Raylan Crowder!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Joaquim Rapture!
The judges for this bout are Robert Twigg, Gwen Towbar and Chris Downing.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rapture throws a looping overhand right but Crowder ducks down to avoid it.
Crowder slips under a jab from Rapture.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crowder. Rapture does a little dance to reset his feet.
Crowder throws a leg kick but Rapture sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Rapture dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Crowder. That did some damage!
Crowder is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rapture.
Crowder throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Rapture scores with a jab to the head.
Rapture ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Crowder moves away.
Crowder was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Rapture throws a hook to the side of Crowder's head but Crowder sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rapture connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Rapture takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Nice defenses there by Rapture.

Crowder rushes Rapture and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Crowder is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crowder pushes Rapture back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Crowder stalls.

Crowder manages to break the clinch.
Crowder seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Rapture lands a glancing blow to the side of Crowder's head.
Rapture ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Rapture.
Rapture scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Crowder misses with a hook
letting Rapture counter with a right hand.
Crowder misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rapture.
Rapture with the counter takedown but Crowder avoids it easily.
Rapture fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Crowder on the side of the head.
Raylan Crowder seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Crowder jabs Rapture to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Rapture dodges the punch combination from Crowder.
Rapture has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Rapture moves out of range of the body kick.
Rapture appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Crowder takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rapture misses with a shot to the body
and Crowder counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A swing and a miss from Rapture.
Raylan Crowder is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Crowder takes one to the chin there.
Crowder tries to move into range but Rapture moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.

Rapture throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Crowder tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Rapture is in Crowder's guard.
Crowder is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Rapture throws a big right hand that misses.
Crowder trying to keep a closed guard but Rapture is proving a slippery customer.
Crowder seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Crowder has momentary wrist control but Rapture slips an elbow through the middle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rapture works over Crowder with some ground and pound from guard.
Rapture has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Crowder keeping moving, preventing Rapture from controlling successfully.
Rapture lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Rapture content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Crowder is trying to control the position but Rapture postures up.
Rapture working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Rapture in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Crowder is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Rapture throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Rapture throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Rapture postures up in Crowder's guard and throws a big left but Crowder blocks it.
Crowder is looking to stand up but Rapture isn't so interested in that idea.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crowder is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Rapture throws a big right hand that misses.
Rapture is working Crowder over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Crowder controls Rapture momentarily but Rapture frees himself.
Crowder wants to stand and escape but Rapture is having none of it.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rapture is in close to Crowder's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Rapture throws a big right hand that misses.
Rapture trying to control but Crowder is working from the bottom.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A big left from Rapture misses.
Rapture throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rapture misses the shot to the body.
Rapture has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
A low kick from Crowder is predictable there

and Rapture counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Rapture with a flurry of punches that miss.
Crowder bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Rapture's guard.


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

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

Rapture looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Crowder passes into side control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A lull in the action here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rapture is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Crowder's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Rapture moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Rapture keeping moving, preventing Crowder from controlling successfully.
Rapture is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Joaquim Rapture has got the better of the ground game so far.
Crowder won't allow Rapture to sweep him here.

Rapture has his foot on Crowder's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Crowder works his way back into a safe position though.
Rapture has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Crowder pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Rapture is keeping the position for now.

Rapture is looking for a triangle but Crowder pushes his legs off easily.

Rapture had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Crowder defends it easily.
Rapture tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Crowder has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Crowder trying to control but Rapture is working from the bottom.
Rapture looking to control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Rapture is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Crowder is aware though and is defending well.
Crowder showing good wrestling skills to control the position.

Rapture isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Crowder stacks Rapture 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 Crowder!
Rapture tries to bench press Crowder off him but Crowder keeps the position.
Rapture gets back to half guard.
Crowder perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Rapture tries to roll over but Crowder keeps him under control.
Rapture is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Crowder's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Crowder's back!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rapture loading up with punches from the back mount - how long can Crowder hold on?
I really don't envy Crowder right now.
Rapture is landing with strikes. Crowder can't take much more of this.
Rapture keeps control of the position as Crowder tries to break free.
Rapture softening up his opponent with strikes here.
Crowder trying to control the hands but Rapture won't let him.
Rapture struggling to land strikes to the head as Crowder covers up.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rapture scores with strikes from the back.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Crowder is trying to stand back up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A shot to the liver by Rapture. Beautiful body shot.
Nice uppercut lands for Rapture. That snapped Crowder's head back.
Rapture avoids the body shot from Crowder.
Crowder cracks Rapture with a good jab.
Rapture dips to his left and cracks Crowder with an uppercut!

Rapture tries to keep at a distance but Crowder has taken the fight into the clinch.
Rapture blocks a body shot from Crowder.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rapture scores with a nice hook to the head.
Crowder lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Crowder's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Rapture prevents a body shot from Crowder.
Rapture misses with a punch on the inside.
A nice right hand lands inside from Crowder.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rapture makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Rapture fails to land.

Rapture escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Rapture swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Crowder was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Crowder scores with a jab to the body.
Crowder misses with a hook to the body
and Rapture counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Rapture uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Crowder.
Crowder lands with a good body shot.
Crowder tests Rapture's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Joaquim Rapture seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Crowder ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rapture lands a really nice looking cross but Crowder seems unphased.
Rapture throws a hook to the side of Crowder's head but Crowder sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Rapture throws a big shot that misses.
Rapture tries to score a power double leg takedown but Crowder sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Rapture somewhat.
Raylan Crowder has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crowder fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rapture manages to avoid it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Crowder dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Crowder swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Rapture changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Crowder takes a swing at Rapture's ribcage but misses.
Rapture scores with a nice strike.
Crowder misses with a body shot.
Rapture is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Rapture falls off balance throwing a combination
and Crowder counters with a nice uppercut.
Rapture throws a leg kick but Crowder checks it.
Crowder throws a nice looking combination but Rapture bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Rapture lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rapture swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Crowder.
Crowder with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Rapture to score with a decent uppercut.
Crowder swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rapture throws a chopping leg kick but Crowder manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Rapture connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Crowder tries to clinch but Rapture moves away
and Rapture counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Rapture ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Rapture avoids the head kick by Crowder.
Rapture looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Crowder misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rapture.

Rapture gets a takedown into half guard.

Crowder makes some distance and scrambles quickly back to his feet. Nice work!

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!
Danga de danga de dang - Rapture scores with a four punch combination!
Rapture's corner calls for a 1-2. Rapture obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Crowder is looking to wear down Rapture with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Crowder misses with a hook to the body
and Rapture counters with a three punch combo that has Crowder backing up. Crowder nods at Rapture to acknowledge the strikes.
Crowder throws a head kick that misses.
Crowder lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Rapture on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Crowder chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rapture can pounce on him.
Rapture's jab looks to have found its range, popping Crowder under the eye.
Rapture takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
A lazy left from Rapture finds it's target.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Crowder throws a looping overhand right but Rapture ducks down to avoid it.
Rapture misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Crowder.
Rapture swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Crowder swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Joaquim Rapture.
I've got Rapture 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 Robert Twigg scores the fight 27:30
Judge Gwen Towbar scores the fight 27:30
Judge Chris Downing scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Joaquim Rapture!

Joaquim Rapture decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
In defeat, Raylan Crowder stepped up to the mic, saying 'JLP sure is hung.'.
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pop
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RATING
55%

 

Event: Death Squad 348:Alex v Lester     
Date:   Oct 15, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Joaquim Rapture and Jimmy Smith. Rapture comes to the cage accompanied by For Heavy Metal we will die!. Jimmy Smith has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Joaquim Rapture's chin.

175 cm
31
150 lbs
22 - 13 - 0
168 cm
33
147 lbs
22 - 8 - 1
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Sin City Allstars



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Joaquim Rapture!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Jimmy Smith!
The judges for this bout are Gwen Towbar, Frank Dennis and Chris Downing.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rapture swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Smith throws a counter combo.
Rapture misses with a hook
and Smith counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Smith fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rapture manages to avoid it.
Rapture misses with an uppercut

and Smith counters with a nice double leg into half guard.

Rapture looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Smith looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Smith thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Rapture's head.
Rapture has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Smith is working away from the top position though.

Rapture looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Rapture is looking for a sweep. Smith is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Rapture regains full guard. Nicely done.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Smith lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Smith is looking to work some ground and pound but Rapture has wrist control.

Rapture looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Rapture keeping moving, preventing Smith from controlling successfully.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Smith accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Rapture seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Smith with a nice head shot there.
Smith is stalling in the full guard.
Rapture trying to control the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Rapture working a defensive guard but Smith passes into half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Smith throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Smith not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Rapture wants to control but Smith is keeping busy.
Rapture keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Rapture tries to get to full guard but Smith has control of the leg.
Smith passes the guard and advances to mount!
Smith dominating with strikes here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rapture sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Smith wants to lay and pray for a moment but Rapture keeps working.
Smith missing with the ground and pound from half guard.

Rapture looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Rapture regains full guard. Nicely done.
Smith throws a strike but Rapture rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Smith working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Rapture.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Smith keeping moving, preventing Rapture from controlling successfully.
Rapture looking to sit in guard and control but Smith gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Smith throws a strike but Rapture rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Smith is controlling Rapture's posture.
Rapture trying to control but Smith is working from the bottom.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rapture stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Smith swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Rapture trying to control the position from guard on top but Smith is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rapture fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Rapture moves away from the strike by Smith.
Rapture misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Smith.
Rapture throws a low kick but Smith avoids it.
Smith throws a big counter head kick but Rapture avoids it with no problem.
Smith has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Smith uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rapture.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Smith! But no joy.
Rapture throws a body kick that misses

and Smith counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Rapture!
Smith cracks Rapture with an elbow. That is naaassty.
Rapture manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
The fighters are battling for position here. Smith manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rapture trying to control but Smith is working from the bottom.
Rapture trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Smith looking to hit a scissor sweep but Rapture is one step ahead there.
Rapture with a flurry of punches that miss.
Rapture wants to pass the guard but Smith is keeping the position.
Rapture wants to control from the top but Smith keeps moving.
Rapture trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Smith looking to hit a scissor sweep but Rapture is one step ahead there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Rapture throws a big right hand that misses.
Rapture looking to pass the guard.
Rapture landing with the ground and pound.
Rapture looking to pass the guard.
Smith trying to control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rapture throws a big right hand that misses.
Rapture landing with the ground and pound.
Rapture trying to control but Smith is working from the bottom.
Rapture with a nice head shot there.
Rapture trying to control but Smith is working from the bottom.
Smith is adopting a defensive guard.

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.
Rapture stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Smith swivels though and keeps the full guard.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Smith fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Smith throws a leg kick that is checked

and Rapture decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Smith's guard.
Smith wants to stand and escape but Rapture is having none of it.
Rapture loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Rapture trying to control but Smith is working from the bottom.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rapture trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Rapture lands a couple of elbows.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rapture pivots, looking for a leg kick but Smith is out of range and Rapture settles back down.
Smith let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Rapture thumps Smith with a low kick.
No luck for Rapture with that takedown attempt.
Rapture misses with a body shot.
Smith shoots for a takedown but Rapture saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
The fighters circling - Rapture throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Smith smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Nice uppercut there from Rapture.
Rapture throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Smith stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rapture throws a looping overhand right but Smith ducks down to avoid it.
Rapture throws the left hand but Smith avoids the punch easily.
A nice side step and Smith releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Smith is looking to clinch.
A punch lands to the side of Smith 's head but he takes it in his stride.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rapture is looking to land body kicks.
Rapture scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Smith tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Rapture moves out of range of the body kick from Smith.
Rapture is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Joaquim Rapture seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rapture shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Smith but Smith pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Smith takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Rapture throws a looping overhand right but Smith ducks down to avoid it.
Rapture finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Smith appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Rapture misses the target.
Rapture feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Smith's calf.
A low kick from Rapture misses

and Smith counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Rapture!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
You can see the frustration on Rapture's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Rapture trying to remain calm as Smith controls from the top position.
Smith working away.
Smith works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Smith lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Rapture down.
Rapture avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Smith.
Smith working away.
Smith misses with the ground and pound.
Rapture manages to work his way to half guard, despite Smith's best efforts.
Smith passes to side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The referee asks Smith politely if he wouldn't mind getting on with it and actually doing something. Smith prefers to stall for the moment though.
Smith tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
Rapture is not content to let Smith control the position.
Smith lands a few punches from side control.
Rapture is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Rapture manages to get back to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Rapture is pressing down on Smith's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Smith trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Rapture has his foot on Smith's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Smith works his way back into a safe position though.
Smith pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Rapture is keeping the position for now.
Rapture is trying to control the position but Smith postures up.

Rapture is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Smith defends well.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Smith wants to control from the top but Rapture keeps moving.

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 Joaquim Rapture.
I think Rapture 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 Gwen Towbar scores the fight 29:28
Judge Frank Dennis scores the fight 29:29
Judge Chris Downing scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Joaquim Rapture!

Joaquim Rapture 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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FIGHT
RATING
34%

 

Event: Death Squad 343:Lester v Z'tan     
Date:   Sep 24, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Joaquim Rapture and Ilafat Urskilz. Rapture 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
31
155 lbs
21 - 13 - 0
164 cm
37
143 lbs
29 - 20 - 2
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Museum of Monsters & Madmen



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Joaquim Rapture!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 20 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of New York, Ilafat Urskilz!
The judges for this bout are Alan Glass, Cecil Peabody and Tiny Johnson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rapture throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.

Rapture is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Urskilz's half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Urskilz is trying to get back to full guard.
Rapture throws a strike but Urskilz avoids it easily and moves to full guard.
Rapture looking to pass the guard.
Rapture won't allow Urskilz to sweep him here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Urskilz looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Rapture throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Urskilz works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Urskilz working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Rapture.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Urskilz keeping moving, preventing Rapture from controlling successfully.
Rapture throwing strikes but missing.
Rapture won't allow Urskilz to sweep him here.
Urskilz is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Rapture will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Rapture trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Rapture pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Urskilz is keeping the position for now.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rapture trying to control the position from guard on top but Urskilz is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Urskilz is trying to keep Rapture in close.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Urskilz uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rapture.

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.
Rapture throws a leg kick that is checked
and Urskilz counters with a nice low kick that buckles Rapture's knee momentarily.
Joaquim Rapture seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rapture lands a leg kick that knocks Urskilz off balance momentarily.
Rapture throws a combination that misses
and Urskilz cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Rapture throws a leg kick

and Urskilz counters with a head kick that drops Rapture to the mat! Rapture scrambles across the canvas and gets back to his feet, still wobbly!

Rapture is rocked!
Urskilz throws a half hearted mid kick.
Rapture feinted with a counter takedown.
Oh Rapture is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Rapture is looking to score with low kicks.
Urskilz throws out a counter right but Rapture avoids it with no problem.
Rapture scores with a nice right hand.
Rapture lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Rapture lands with a shot to the body.
Rapture seems to have got his legs back now.
Ilafat Urskilz is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Urskilz misses with a head kick.
Rapture on the wrong end of a nice jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rapture lands with a right hand.
An inside leg kick from Rapture misses.
Urskilz throws a looping overhand right but Rapture ducks down to avoid it.
Urskilz has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Rapture.
Rapture connects with a looping right hand.
Rapture is looking to score with low kicks.
Urskilz was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.

Rapture closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Rapture lands in his opponent's guard.
Rapture is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rapture scoring with punches to the head and body.
Rapture loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Rapture looking to sit in guard and control but Urskilz gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Urskilz pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Rapture is keeping the position for now.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Joaquim Rapture!
Joaquim Rapture spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.
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Event: CEC 470     
Date:   Sep 09, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Eddy Maiden and Joaquim Rapture. Maiden comes to the cage accompanied by Wildfire in the streets. Rapture has chosen For Heavy Metal we will die! as his entrance music. Eddy Maiden has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

185 cm
37
169 lbs
25 - 12 - 1
175 cm
31
155 lbs
21 - 12 - 0
Great wrestler
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Arcticus University: London

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Eddy Maiden!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Joaquim Rapture!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Percy O'Donnell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rapture misses with a low kick.
Maiden has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Maiden there as he acknowledges the shot.
Maiden throws a poor cross that misses

and Rapture counters with a nice double leg into side control. Maiden won't be happy with that.
Maiden regains half guard, as Rapture was trying to land strikes.
Maiden trying to control from the bottom.
Rapture content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Rapture wants to lay and pray for a moment but Maiden keeps working.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rapture thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Maiden's head.
Rapture wants to lay and pray for a moment but Maiden keeps working.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rapture sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Maiden defending well though.
Rapture has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Maiden is staying active underneath Rapture, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Rapture throwing shots but Maiden is blocking nicely.
Rapture thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.

Rapture is looking for a kimura but Maiden is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Rapture to get the leverage.
Rapture takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Rapture uses his free foot to push down on Maiden's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Maiden.
Maiden keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rapture controlling from mount.
Rapture scoring with strikes but Maiden is staying in there.
Maiden sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.
Rapture throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Rapture looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Maiden with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Rapture wants to free his trapped foot but Maiden is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Maiden blocking the ground and pound attempt from Rapture.
Rapture trying to control the action but Maiden is working from the bottom.
Rapture throwing shots but Maiden is blocking nicely.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Maiden is trying to maintain the position but Rapture is very close to passing his half guard.
Rapture throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Rapture thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Maiden's head.
Rapture stalling.
Maiden taking some punishment here, with Rapture in his half guard.
Maiden trying to control from the bottom.
Maiden gets back to full guard.
Maiden avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Maiden looking to control.
Rapture cracks Maiden with a solid left hand.
Rapture is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Rapture is looking to work some ground and pound but Maiden has wrist control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Rapture wants to pass the guard but Maiden is keeping the position.
Rapture works over Maiden with some ground and pound from guard.
Rapture loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Rapture trying to control but Maiden is working from the bottom.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rapture lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Rapture wants to control from the top but Maiden keeps moving.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Joaquim Rapture dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Maiden lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Rapture uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Maiden.
Maiden darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Rapture takes a jab right on the kisser.
Maiden throws a hook but Rapture blocks it.
Rapture is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Rapture ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Maiden throws the left hand but Rapture avoids the punch easily.
Eddy Maiden seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Rapture crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Maiden - the referee stops the clock and Rapture gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Maiden. Rapture manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Rapture ducks under a wild hook from Maiden.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rapture looks to land a left hand but Maiden moved out of range nicely.
Maiden looks to land a left hand but Rapture moved out of range nicely.

Rapture drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rapture trying to control but Maiden is working from the bottom.
Maiden tries to land a sweep but no joy.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rapture scoring with some ground and pound.
Rapture wants to pass the guard but Maiden is keeping the position.
Rapture showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Maiden keeping moving, preventing Rapture from controlling successfully.
Maiden is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Maiden keeping moving, preventing Rapture from controlling successfully.
Rapture distracts Maiden with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Maiden has control of Rapture's left arm, preventing Rapture from doing any damage.
Rapture trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Rapture throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Maiden works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Maiden keeping moving, preventing Rapture from controlling successfully.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Rapture avoids a punch combination nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice shot by Maiden.
Maiden falls off balance throwing a combination

and Rapture counters with a shoot takedown. Maiden fights it but they end up in guard.
Maiden is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Rapture trying to control the position from guard on top but Maiden is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Maiden lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Rapture keeping moving, preventing Maiden from controlling successfully.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Rapture is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Maiden is aware though and is defending well.
Rapture has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

Rapture had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Maiden defends it easily.
Rapture looking for a sweep. Not yet Rapture, not yet.
Maiden trying to control the position from guard on top but Rapture is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Maiden postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rapture is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.

Rapture escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Maiden gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
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 Eddy Maiden 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. This is the final round!


Rapture lands with a nice body punch.
Maiden thuds a left hand into Rapture's body.
Maiden cracks a nice hook into Rapture's ribs.
Rapture avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Maiden tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rapture was well out of range. Poor timing from Maiden.
Rapture throws out a loose jab but Maiden uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rapture misses the shot to the body.
Maiden misses the jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Maiden takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Rapture throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Maiden throws a head kick but Rapture moves out of range.
Maiden showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Rapture.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Maiden throws a right hand that Rapture ducks under and follows up with a left that Rapture also avoids with ease.
A cross from Rapture lands.
Maiden cracks Rapture with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Maiden fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Rapture on the side of the head.
Maiden throws a leg kick that is checked
and Rapture counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Maiden turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Maiden thows a left - swing and a miss!
Rapture swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
A big right from Rapture misses.
Rapture tried to score with a low kick but Maiden checks it.
Maiden dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rapture. That did some damage!
Rapture throws a right and a left that both miss.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Maiden misses with an uppercut

and Rapture counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Maiden manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Rapture manages to get himself to full guard.


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

Rapture working for a triangle but Maiden defends it easily.

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

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Rapture is looking for a triangle but Maiden pushes his legs off easily.
Maiden won't allow Rapture to sweep him here.

Rapture looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Maiden being controlled here momentarily.
Rapture trying to control the position.
Maiden makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.

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.
Maiden chips away with some ground and pound.
Maiden has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.

Rapture escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Maiden gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Maiden slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Rapture is looking to regain half guard here but Maiden keeps moving and retains side control.
Rapture manages to work his way to half guard, despite Maiden's best efforts.
Rapture is pressing down on Maiden's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Our spies down at at Heavy Metal inform us that Rapture has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Maiden looking to pass the guard.
Maiden loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.

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 Eddy Maiden.
I think Maiden 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 27:30
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Eddy Maiden!

Eddy Maiden gave a mention to Arcticus University: London in his post fight interview. That will please them (and hopefully generate some sales).
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RATING
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Event: CEC 465     
Date:   Aug 19, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Joaquim Rapture and Andy La Plegua. Rapture comes into the arena with For Heavy Metal we will die! blaring out of the sound system. La Plegua is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by "Blut Royale" by Combichrist. On his way into the cage it seems that Joaquim Rapture has been attacked by a crazed fan! It looks like it might have been the just bleed guy! Luckily Joaquim Rapture seems to be OK! I thought that lunatic was in prison!?

175 cm
30
155 lbs
20 - 12 - 0
177 cm
43
167 lbs
34 - 13 - 0
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Joaquim Rapture!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Andy La Plegua!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Don Winkell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
La Plegua lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
La Plegua is looking to clinch but Rapture is avoiding it.
La Plegua throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
A cross from Rapture lands.
La Plegua takes a swing at Rapture's ribcage but misses.
Rapture changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
The crowd cheers as Rapture lands an impressive looking overhand right. La Plegua doesn't seem phased though.
La Plegua has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Rapture.
La Plegua moves to clinch but Rapture breaks away

and Rapture counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Rapture not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Rapture is trying to control. La Plegua wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
La Plegua is trying to maintain the position but Rapture is very close to passing his half guard.
Rapture prevents La Plegua from improving his position.
La Plegua is refusing to be controlled, as Rapture sits in half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
La Plegua has hold of Rapture's hands but Rapture slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Rapture seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but La Plegua does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
La Plegua tries to roll over but Rapture keeps him under control.
La Plegua blocking the ground and pound attempt from Rapture.
La Plegua is in trouble now - Rapture has advanced to mount!
La Plegua tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Rapture sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Rapture throwing shots from mount but they're not landing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rapture landing strikes from the mount.
La Plegua keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Rapture working the ground and pound effectively.
La Plegua wants to get back to his feet.
Rapture unloads with some shots from mount but La Plegua bucks and avoids them well.
Rapture landing strikes from the mount and La Plegua is in trouble!
La Plegua is in all sorts of trouble here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
This has been an exciting period of action!

La Plegua defends a decent attempt at a guillotine from Rapture.
Rapture scores with a couple of good head shots there.
La Plegua blocking the ground and pound.
Rapture scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish La Plegua?

That's three minutes gone in the round.
La Plegua in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.

La Plegua is rocked!
Rapture punishing his opponent with strikes.
La Plegua is still in real trouble! Can Rapture finish him?
Rapture looking to finish here with some ground and pound. He lands one big shot that has La Plegua 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 3:28 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Joaquim Rapture!
Joaquim Rapture spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.
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Event: CEC 459     
Date:   Jul 22, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Perry Charcobeau and Joaquim Rapture. Charcobeau comes into the arena with Fortunate Son blaring out of the sound system. Rapture comes into a darkened arena with his song building. For Heavy Metal we will die! kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! I don't know about you partner, but I'm pumped for this one!

177 cm
36
161 lbs
22 - 11 - 1
175 cm
30
155 lbs
20 - 11 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Good gas tank

KnockOut

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Perry Charcobeau!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Joaquim Rapture!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Percy O'Donnell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rapture feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Charcobeau's calf.
Rapture wants to slow Charcobeau down by chopping away at his legs.
Joaquim Rapture seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Charcobeau swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Rapture connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Rapture pivots, looking for a leg kick but Charcobeau is out of range and Rapture settles back down.
An attempted straight right counter from Charcobeau misses the target.
Charcobeau throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Charcobeau looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Charcobeau is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rapture.
Charcobeau tries to land a front kick but Rapture steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.

Charcobeau moves into the clinch.
Charcobeau misses with a punch on the inside.
Charcobeau working aggressively here.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Charcobeau.
Charcobeau blocks a punch to the side of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Charcobeau manages to break the clinch.
A clash of legs there as Charcobeau blocks the low kick.
Rapture thuds a left hand into Charcobeau's body.
Charcobeau scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Charcobeau misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Rapture cracks the inside of Charcobeau's front leg.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rapture lands a slapping body shot.
Perry Charcobeau is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rapture attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
A jab from Rapture finds it's way through Charcobeau's defenses.
Charcobeau checks a low kick from Rapture.
Jab, jab by Rapture - just one landing.
Charcobeau misses with a wild body shot.
Charcobeau pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Rapture lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Rapture feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Charcobeaus jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Rapture scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Nice defenses there by Rapture.
Charcobeau backing away here, and Rapture unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Rapture throws a hook but Charcobeau avoids it easily.
Charcobeau appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Charcobeau's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Rapture connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Charcobeau scrambles back to his feet.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rapture misses with a low kick.
Rapture dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Charcobeau. That did some damage!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rapture scores with a hook.
Rapture swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Charcobeau checks a leg kick.
Charcobeau swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Charcobeau scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Rapture misses with an uppercut
and Charcobeau counters with a body kick.
Rapture swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Rapture scores with the left hand. Charcobeau knows he should have avoided that one.
Charcobeau staying out of range there.
Rapture shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Rapture swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Charcobeau looks to land a right hand but Rapture moved out of range.
Rapture has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Rapture avoids the body shot from Charcobeau.
Charcobeau missing with a left hand there. Rapture was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Charcobeau takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Charcobeau is looking to land body kicks.
A looping hook to the body misses from Charcobeau. Rapture does a little dance to reset his feet.
Charcobeau tries to clinch but Rapture is having none of it.
Rapture throws a big shot that misses.
Rapture scores with a leg kick.
Charcobeau ducks under a wild hook from Rapture.
Rapture throws a low kick, looking for Charcobeau's leg but Charcobeau calmly moves out of range.
Rapture with a hook.
Charcobeau scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Rapture scores with a decent looking hook.

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

Rapture thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Rapture connects with a couple of short punches.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rapture passes into half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rapture thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.

Rapture is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Charcobeau has managed to free his arm - good work.
Rapture prevents Charcobeau from standing back up.
Charcobeau is staying active underneath Rapture, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Rapture connects with a nice short shot to Charcobeau's temple.
Charcobeau is trying to stand back up but Rapture is controlling him

Rapture is working for a kimura but Charcobeau is defending it quite comfortably.
Charcobeau is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Rapture's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Rapture's back!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Charcobeau swings away with a body shot that misses
and Rapture counters with a thumping low kick.
Rapture uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Charcobeau.
Charcobeau swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rapture swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Charcobeau takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Rapture turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Charcobeau throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Charcobeau throws a head kick that Rapture semi-blocks.
Charcobeau moves out of range as Rapture strikes.
Rapture buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Charcobeau ducks right into an uppercut from Rapture.
Rapture throws a leg kick
and Charcobeau counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

Rapture looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Charcobeau is concentrating on defense, preventing Rapture from advancing position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rapture tries to pass to full mount but Charcobeau defends it.

Rapture is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Charcobeau defends it well.
Charcobeau gets back to full guard.
Charcobeau preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Rapture cracks Charcobeau with a solid left hand.
Charcobeau keeping moving, preventing Rapture from controlling successfully.
Rapture throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Rapture content to stall in guard here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Rapture throws an elbow that misses. Charcobeau uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Rapture's guard. Nice move by Charcobeau!

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

Rapture postures up and lands a big shot to Charcobeau's brow.
Rapture trying to control but Charcobeau is working from the bottom.
Rapture postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Rapture chips away with some ground and pound.
Rapture trying to control the position from guard on top but Charcobeau is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Charcobeau is looking to stand up but Rapture isn't so interested in that idea.
Rapture slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Charcobeau is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Rapture passes Charcobeau's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Joaquim Rapture has got the better of the ground game so far.
Rapture wants to take a breather but Charcobeau is having none of it.
Rapture is nestled in close to Charcobeau, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Rapture sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Charcobeau defending well though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Charcobeau trying to control from the bottom.
Rapture tries to pass the half guard into mount. Charcobeau knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Rapture wants to take a breather but Charcobeau is having none of it.
Charcobeau on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Charcobeau is not content to let Rapture control the position.
Rapture has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

Rapture is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rapture works his way into full mount!
Rapture can't control as he wanted to and Charcobeau manages to get the fight back to his half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Joaquim Rapture 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. This is the final round!


Rapture checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Charcobeau buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Charcobeau uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rapture.
A little feinted left hand from Charcobeau on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.

Charcobeau gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Rapture blocking some punches.
Charcobeau lands with a left to the head.
Rapture tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Charcobeau just stands there and leans against the cage.
Charcobeau has a couple of punches blocked by Rapture.
Rapture throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Charcobeau throws a punch but it's blocked by Rapture.

Rapture breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Charcobeau throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Charcobeau slips a straight right by Rapture.
Rapture tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Charcobeau was well out of range. Poor timing from Rapture.
Charcobeau pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Charcobeau checks a leg kick nicely.
Charcobeau slips a jab from Rapture.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rapture's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Charcobeau connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Rapture scrambles back to his feet.
Rapture will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Charcobeau cracks Rapture with an open hand slap.
Rapture thows a left - swing and a miss!
Charcobeau throws a head kick but Rapture moves out of range.
Joaquim Rapture seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Rapture swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Charcobeau.
Charcobeau tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rapture was well out of range. Poor timing from Charcobeau.
Rapture throws a chopping leg kick but Charcobeau manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
It looked like Charcobeau wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Charcobeau keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
A jab from Charcobeau finds it's way through Rapture's defenses.
Rapture throws a jab when Charcobeau was well out of range.
Rapture lands with a cross.
Rapture cracks Charcobeau with a right hand to the side of the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rapture displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Charcobeau throws out the jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rapture swats away the attempt to clinch by Charcobeau.
A low kick from Rapture is predictable there
and Charcobeau counters with a nice uppercut.
Rapture scoring well with a low kick there.
Rapture connects with a looping right hand.
Rapture throws a leg kick
and Rapture takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Rapture connects with an inside leg kick.
Perry Charcobeau has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Rapture takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

Rapture is rocked!
Rapture is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Charcobeau.
Charcobeau throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Rapture! But no joy.
Charcobeau plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Rapture is still on wobbly legs! Can Charcobeau finish him?
Rapture throws a chopping leg kick but Charcobeau manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
A good leg kick by Rapture.
Rapture lands a slapping body shot.
Charcobeau's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Rapture connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Charcobeau scrambles back to his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Rapture scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.

Charcobeau kicks Rapture off and gets back to his feet.
Rapture throws a quick inside leg kick.
Charcobeau digs a good hook to Rapture's body.
Rapture thows a leg kick but Charcobeau checks it
and Charcobeau scores with a counter punch that sends Rapture to the canvas! Charcobeau smells blood - he's punishing Rapture with more strikes and the ref has stopped it! Rapture has no idea where he is - he's tackled the ref... oh dear, poor guy, the crowd is in hysterics!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:19 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Perry Charcobeau!
Perry Charcobeau 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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RATING
76%

 

Event: CEC 453     
Date:   Jun 24, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Joaquim Rapture and Nichi Hong. Rapture's entrance music is For Heavy Metal we will die!. A fine choice. Hong comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Hong Entrance Song kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

175 cm
30
155 lbs
19 - 11 - 0
175 cm
37
156 lbs
21 - 10 - 2
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Machine Fight Gear



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Joaquim Rapture!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 10 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nichi Hong!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Timothy Bukovac and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hong tests Rapture's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Rapture misses with a body shot.
Rapture scores with a jab to the head.
Rapture lands a nice hook to Hong's body. Hong takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Hong tries to clinch
and Rapture counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Rapture sizes up Hong with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Hong uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rapture.
Hong slips under a jab from Rapture.
Hong avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Rapture cracks Hong with an open hand slap.
Hong is looking to clinch but Rapture is avoiding it.
Rapture looks to land a left hand but Hong moved out of range nicely.
Hong tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Rapture uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hong.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rapture throws a sloppy head kick and Hong moves out of range easily.
Hong ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rapture cracks Hong with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Rapture tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Hong with the counter takedown but Rapture avoids it easily.
Hong on the wrong end of a nice jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hong wants to clinch.
Hong steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rapture.
Hong stuffs the takedown attempt from Rapture. Rapture gets slowly back to his feet.
Hong moves in looking to clinch but Rapture pushes him off.
Rapture wants to slow Hong down by chopping away at his legs.
Nichi Hong seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rapture throws a push kick but Hong slaps the foot to one side.
Hong tries to close the distance and clinch but Rapture swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Hong lands a lovely overhand right.
Rapture looks to land a left hand but Hong moved out of range nicely.
And Hong tries to counter it with a takedown but Rapture pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Hong fails with an attempt to clinch.
Hong wants to slow Rapture down by chopping away at his legs.
Hong tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Rapture changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Rapture throws a leg kick

and Hong counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Rapture moves into full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hong postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Rapture is on top in guard.

The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rapture with a flurry of punches that miss.
We've been hearing that Rapture has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Rapture trying to control but Hong is working from the bottom.
Hong keeping full guard, as Rapture tries to pass.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hong tries to land a sweep but no joy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hong is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Rapture trying to control the position from guard on top but Hong is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Rapture wants to pass the guard but Hong is keeping the position.
Rapture is looking to work some ground and pound but Hong has wrist control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Hong pulls Rapture in close to his closed guard and prevents Rapture from doing any damage or advancing position.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Rapture misses with a low kick.
Rapture circles away from the clinch attempt.
Rapture lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Rapture misses with a straight left.
Rapture throws a shot from downtown. Hong moves away and avoids it.
Rapture misses with a few strikes there.
Nichi Hong is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rapture throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hong tries to close the distance and clinch up but Rapture swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Rapture throws a low kick, looking for Hong's leg but Hong calmly moves out of range.
Rapture shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.

Hong instigates a clinch.
Hong misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Rapture.
Rapture wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Hong has him pressed against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Joaquim Rapture dominated that round.
That's time! Rapture's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Rapture throws a half hearted mid kick.
Hong takes one to the side of the head.
Rapture moves into range and connects with a jab.
Rapture tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Hong defends well and Rapture ends up having to push Hong into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.

Hong forces Rapture back against the cage and clinches.
Rapture working aggressively here.
Hong lands with a left to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hong.
Hong lands with a right to the head.
Rapture wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Hong.
Hong takes a shot to the head.
A bit of stalling here from Hong.
Rapture fails to pull guard.
Hong swings wildly with an uppercut but Rapture uses good head movement to avoid it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hong blocking some punches.
Hong misses with some punches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Rapture creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Rapture lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Rapture has a couple of punches blocked by Hong.
Rapture tries to circle away but Hong has him pinned against the cage.
Hong lands with a right to the head.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Rapture creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Hong throws a punch but it's blocked by Rapture.
Rapture blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rapture misses with the head strike.
Hong taking a breather.
Still in the clinch, Rapture scores with a nice short uppercut.
Rapture works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Rapture misses with a short punch on the inside.
Hong lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Hong fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Hong throws a head punch that misses.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Hong creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with 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!
Hong is pushing Rapture up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hong lands a left hand.
Hong stalling the fight.
Hong tries to work over Rapture's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rapture tries a body shot but Hong blocks it.
Rapture has a couple of punches blocked by Hong.
Nichi Hong seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Hong prevents a body shot from Rapture.
Hong tries to throw a body punch but Rapture avoids it by throwing Hong back against the cage.
Hong lands a hook to the side of the head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Hong.

Rapture is rocked!
Rapture blocking some punches.
Oh Rapture is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!

Rapture pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Rapture seems to have got his legs back now.
Joaquim Rapture is winning the standup battle so far.
Rapture misses with a wild combination.
Hong tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Rapture throws a big shot that misses.
Hong has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Rapture finds it's way round the side to connect with Hong's head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hong tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Rapture manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Rapture lands a really nice looking cross but Hong seems unphased.

Hong darts in and clinches Rapture up against the cage.
Rapture's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Rapture blocks a body shot from Hong.
A nice right hand lands inside from Rapture.
Hong misses with the head strike.
Stalling in the clinch from Hong.
Hong taking a breather.
Rapture lands with a right to the head.
Rapture scores with a shot to the side of Hong's head.
Hong throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Raptures head.

Rapture's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Hong tries to close the distance and clinch but Rapture swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Hong jabs Rapture right on the nose. Rapture blinks but takes it well.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Hong tries to clinch
and Rapture counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Hong missing with a left hand there. Rapture was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Rapture changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hong tries to clinch but Rapture moves out of range.
Hong rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Rapture moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
It looked like Rapture wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Hong fails in his attempt to clinch.
The fight stays on the outside here - Hong looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Rapture shoots for a double leg takedown but Hong sprawls well. He's pushed Rapture's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Joaquim Rapture. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Hong moves in looking to clinch but Rapture pushes him off.
Hong stuffs the takedown attempt from Rapture. Rapture gets slowly back to his feet.
Rapture uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Hong.
Hong just misses with a punch to the body.
Hong takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Hong scores with a leg kick.
Rapture throws a big shot that misses.
Hong tries to close the distance and clinch but Rapture swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
A little feinted left hand from Rapture on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Hong tries to clinch there but Rapture circles away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rapture throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Rapture showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Hong.
A little feinted left hand from Rapture on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Hong fails in his attempt to clinch.
Hong tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Hong rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Rapture moves out of range and avoids them all easily.

Hong moves into the clinch.
Hong gets underhooks to prevent Rapture's takedown attempt.
Rapture throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Hongs head.
Rapture lands a body punch.
Rapture struggles to land a body shot inside as Hong controls his hands.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A nice left hand lands by Hong.
Rapture has had enough of the clinch but Hong keeps him there for the moment.
Rapture misses with the head strike.
Hong throws a punch but it's blocked by Rapture.
Hong takes a shot to the head.
Rapture misses with a punch on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hong presses Rapture against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Hong misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rapture blocking some punches.
Rapture lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Rapture lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
A shot in the inside from Rapture.
Hong stalling in the clinch but Rapture improves position.
Rapture lands with a right to the head.

Rapture manages to break the clinch.
Hong swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Rapture lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Hong tries to close the distance and clinch up but Rapture swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Hong tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Rapture lands a nice looking body shot.
Rapture pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Hong is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Hong throws a series of strikes that have Rapture backpedaling.

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!
Rapture is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Hong.

Rapture drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Rapture scoring with punches to the head and body.
Rapture trying to control but Hong is working from the bottom.
Hong wants to sweep here but Rapture controlling him for the moment.
Rapture trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Hong working a defensive guard here.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rapture wants to control from the top but Hong keeps moving.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Hong throws a shot from downtown. Rapture moves away and avoids it.
Rapture shoots in but no luck this time.
Rapture lands a nice hook to Hong's body. Hong takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
The fight stays on the outside here - Hong looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
The fighters circle momentarily. Rapture darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Hong throws a nice outside leg kick.

Hong tries to sprawl but Rapture drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Rapture works his foot free and advances to mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rapture wants to control the pace but Hong is squirming around nicely.
Rapture throws an elbow from mount that misses. Lucky escape for Hong because Rapture loaded up on that one.
Rapture wants to control the pace but Hong is squirming around nicely.
Rapture lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hong in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Joaquim Rapture!

After the fight, Joaquim Rapture was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
Nichi Hong spoke after the fight, saying 'Thank you for all the sponsors, to the org, and everyone who supported me. I dont know how long my body can go through this anymore but I want to give my all to the fans and the org '.
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RATING
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Event: CEC 446     
Date:   May 20, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Lyoto Parks and Joaquim Rapture. Rapture has chosen Die for Metal as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

173 cm
39
159 lbs
27 - 11 - 1
175 cm
29
155 lbs
19 - 10 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Granite chin
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Voodoo Nutrition

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Lyoto Parks!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Joaquim Rapture!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Parks throws a jab but it's blocked by Rapture.
Parks wants to clinch up but Rapture keeps it at a distance.
Rapture drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Parks defends it well.
Rapture tried to score with a low kick but Parks checks it.
Parks walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Rapture lands a lovely overhand right.
An inside leg kick lands from Rapture.
Rapture jabs Parks to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Parks has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Parks there as he acknowledges the shot.
Rapture moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Parks throws a hook but Rapture avoids it easily.
Rapture throws a low kick but Parks moves out of range easily.
Parks is looking to counter punch.
Rapture stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Parks tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rapture was well out of range. Poor timing from Parks.
A countering left hand to the body from Rapture misses.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Rapture misses the shot to the body.
Good exchange - Rapture coming out on top.
Rapture misses with a head kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rapture uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Parks.
Parks ducks under a wild hook from Rapture.
Parks missing with a left hand there. Rapture was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Rapture tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Rapture dips to his left and cracks Parks with an uppercut!
Lyoto Parks is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rapture ducks under a wild hook from Parks.
An inside leg kick lands from Rapture.
Rapture throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Rapture throws a body punch but Parks moves out of range.
Parks pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Rapture has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Rapture misses with a body shot.
Rapture bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Parks takes a kick to the side of the head.
Parks swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Rapture counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Rapture throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Rapture is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A low kick from Rapture misses
and Parks counters with a left to the body.
Rapture connects with an inside leg kick.
Rapture throws a sloppy head kick
enabling Parks to counter with a crisp jab.
Rapture is looking to score with low kicks.
Parks keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rapture.
Parks uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rapture.
Parks was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Parks ducks under a wild hook from Rapture.
Rapture is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Parks had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Parks throws the left hand but Rapture avoids the punch easily.
Rapture throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Parks on the side of the head.
Rapture shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Parks counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Rapture cracks Parks with an open hand slap.
Rapture lands a nice hook to Parks's body. Parks takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Rapture dives in for a single leg takedown but Parks sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Parks just misses with a punch to the body.
Rapture throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A telegraphed right hand from Parks misses the target.
Joaquim Rapture seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rapture throws a leg kick but Parks sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Parks looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Rapture scores with a jab.
Parks walks into a left hand.
Rapture scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Left hook, right uppercut from Rapture.
Rapture lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Jab, jab by Rapture - just one landing.
A solid leg kick lands there for Rapture.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Parks looks to score with a jab to the body but Rapture is just out of range.
Rapture swings away with a leg kick that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rapture fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Parks.
Rapture swings widly with a right hand
and Parks counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Rapture throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Rapture swings widly with a right hand
letting Parks counter with a right hand.
Rapture shoots in looking for a takedown. Parks tries to sprawl out of it but Rapture keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Parks manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Lyoto Parks has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Joaquim Rapture.
Parks throws a hook but Rapture avoids it easily.
Rapture lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Rapture.
Parks has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Rapture.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Rapture, right into the meat.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Parks swings wildly with a couple of big hooks

and Rapture counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Parks!

Parks sneaks out the side door and pushes Rapture away - he's back to his feet. The crowd show their appreciation for the escape.
Parks is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Rapture missing with a left hand there. Parks was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Parks wants to clinch up but Rapture keeps it at a distance.
Parks steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rapture.
Nice uppercut there from Rapture.
Parks tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Rapture paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Rapture scoring well with a low kick there.
Rapture cracks Parks with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Rapture throws a nice outside leg kick.
A big right from Rapture misses.
Rapture misses with a double jab
and Parks counters with a straight right hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rapture connects with a single shot there.
Rapture misses with a head kick.
Parks lands a really nice looking cross but Rapture seems unphased.
Parks throws an off balance right hand
and Rapture counters with a low kick, right behind Parks 's knee.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rapture connects with a single shot there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rapture lands a leg kick that knocks Parks off balance momentarily.
Parks throws a jab when Rapture was well out of range.
Rapture scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Parks throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Parks scores with the left hand. Rapture knows he should have avoided that one.
A swing and a miss from Parks.
Rapture looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Rapture throws out a powerful jab.
Rapture fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Parks has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Rapture getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Parks on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Rapture. Rapture obviously looking to wear him down.
Rapture fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Parks on the side of the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Parks chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rapture can pounce on him.
Parks listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.

Rapture is rocked!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Parks fails with an attempt to clinch.
Rapture is still on wobbly legs! Can Parks finish him?
Joaquim Rapture seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Parks 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.
Rapture seems to have recovered his senses.
Rapture looks to land a left hand but Parks moved out of range nicely.
A chopping leg kick lands by Rapture.
Parks tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Rapture slips under a jab.
Parks throws a body punch but Rapture moves out of range.
Rapture has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A big left from Parks misses.
Nice uppercut there from Parks.
Rapture chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Rapture defending well as Parks loads up on a big left hand.
Rapture throws a leg kick which misses Parks's front leg but catches the back leg as Parks tries to avoid it.
Rapture throws a hook but Parks avoids it easily.
Rapture lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Parks lands a big uppercut and Rapture crumbles to the floor! The ref thinks about stopping the fight but Rapture looks OK. Parks waves Rapture back to his feet!
Rapture lands a jab to the head.
Rapture throws a low kick, looking for Parks's leg but Parks calmly moves out of range.
A good leg kick by Rapture.
Rapture tries a low kick but Parks avoids it.
Rapture connects with a high kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rapture rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Parks moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Parks drops his hands momentarily and Rapture takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Rapture lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Rapture blocks a jab.
Rapture tests Parks's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A slow jab from Rapture misses its intended target.
Parks on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Rapture thuds a left hand into Parks's body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rapture avoids the body shot from Parks.
Parks moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromRapture.
Rapture catches Parks with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Rapture misses with a takedown
and Parks counters with a stiff right hand.
Parks looks to throw the jab but Rapture is out of range.
Parks checks a leg kick.
Parks misses the jab.
Parks slips a straight right by Rapture.
Rapture throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Rapture connects with a jab.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rapture misses with a right hand

and Parks counters with a crisp right hand that drops Rapture! Parks lets Rapture back up to his feet, looking for a finish!
Rapture lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Rapture looks for a takedown but Parks sprawls well.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Joaquim Rapture 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!


Rapture rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Parks counters with a massive hook, right on the button! He's out cold! Damn, that was naaaaaasty! Hopefully he'll be OK.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:05 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Lyoto Parks!
After winning the bout, Lyoto Parks 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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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
89%

 

Event: *T121* - Embrace The Hype     
Date:   Jan 15, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Jack Olin and Joaquim Antunes. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
27
158 lbs
16 - 8 - 0
175 cm
28
155 lbs
19 - 9 - 0
Great wrestler
Counter fighter
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Sun-Tzu



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Jack Olin!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Joaquim Antunes!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, Steven Brown and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Olin fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Antunes sprawls well initially but Olin persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
We've been hearing that Olin has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Olin lands with a punch from half guard.
Antunes wants to improve his position but Olin is controlling well.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Olin is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Antunes works his way to full guard. Good work.
Olin stopping the sweep attempt from Antunes.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Olin accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Olin accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Antunes wants to sweep but no luck.
Olin working some strikes from top position.
Olin lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!
Antunes trying to control the position.
Antunes preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Antunes looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Antunes avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.

Antunes is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Olin defends well.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Olin working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Olin trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Antunes lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Antunes loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Olin is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Olin looking to control.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Antunes accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Antunes throwing strikes but missing.
Olin lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Hammerfist, elbow! yells Olin's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Olin postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Olin in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Olin missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Antunes is on top in guard.

Olin pulls Antunes in to control the position.
Antunes has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Antunes with a flurry of punches that miss.
Antunes works over Olin with some ground and pound from guard.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Olin holds on and takes a little breather.
Olin is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Olin wants to sweep but no luck.
Olin is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Olin is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Antunes is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.

Olin escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Antunes gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
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.
Olin avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Antunes is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Antunes postures up.
Antunes preventing the sweep.
Antunes is looking to work some ground and pound but Olin has wrist control.
Antunes works over Olin with some ground and pound from guard.
Antunes keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Olin's head.
Olin avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Olin looking to control.
Olin working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Antunes.
Antunes is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Antunes throws an elbow that misses. Olin uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Antunes's guard. Nice move by Olin!

Antunes managing to control the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Antunes looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Olin lands a couple of elbows.

Olin avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Antunes wants to sweep but no luck.
Olin is in close to Antunes's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Antunes is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Olin makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Olin.

Olin working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Antunes doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Antunes manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Antunes loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
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 Jack Olin will probably get the nod.
That's time! Olin's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Olin defending well as Antunes loads up on a big left hand.
Olin 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.
Antunes is looking to land body kicks.
Antunes keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Antunes connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Olin has a takedown stuffed.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Antunes dives in and scores a takedown into Olin's guard.
Olin is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Antunes distracts Olin with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Antunes trying to control but Olin is working from the bottom.
Antunes loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Olin seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Antunes pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Olin is keeping the position for now.
Antunes landing some decent shots from guard.
Antunes trying to control but Olin is working from the bottom.
Olin avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Antunes working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Antunes wants to pass the guard but Olin is keeping the position.
Olin looking to hit a scissor sweep but Antunes is one step ahead there.
Antunes postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Antunes keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Olin's head.
Olin looking to control.
Joaquim Antunes has got the better of the ground game so far.
Antunes works over Olin with some ground and pound from guard.
Antunes scoring with some ground and pound.
Antunes stopping the sweep attempt from Olin.
Antunes loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Antunes has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Antunes postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Antunes working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Olin's head.

Olin is rocked!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Olin trying to keep a closed guard but Antunes is proving a slippery customer.
Oh Olin is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Antunes throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Olin seems to have got his legs back now.
Antunes is fighting to break Olin's control of his arms but Olin is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Antunes with a flurry of punches that miss.
Antunes postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Olin working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Antunes.
Antunes trying to control but Olin is working from the bottom.
Antunes throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Olin tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Olin wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Antunes throwing strikes but missing.
Antunes looking to pass the guard.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Olin has a takedown stuffed.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Antunes will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Olin attempts a counter takedown but Antunes avoids it well and moves away.
Olin gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily

and Antunes counters with a single leg into guard. Olin didn't expect that.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Antunes lands a head shot.
Antunes misses with an uppercut

and Olin counters with a takedown into side control.
Antunes is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Olin lands a nice short elbow.
Antunes makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Antunes.
Olin chips away with some ground and pound.
Antunes preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.

Antunes looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Antunes working a defensive guard here.
Olin working some strikes from top position.
Antunes is trying to control the position but Olin postures up.

Antunes is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Olin defends well.
Olin makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Antunes pulls Olin in close to prevent any damage.
Olin chips away with some ground and pound.
Olin stopping the sweep attempt from Antunes.
Olin throwing strikes but missing.
Olin works over Antunes with some ground and pound from guard.
Olin lands a couple of digs.

Antunes is rocked!
Olin throws a big right hand that misses.
Antunes is still in real trouble! Can Olin finish him?
Antunes manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Olin manages to get himself to full guard.


Antunes drops back, looking for a kneebar! Olin looks panicked! The fighters roll across the mat, one looking to finish, one looking to escape. Olin looks to have wriggled free... Yes, he's got his leg free and he's dived into side control! Good work there from Olin!

Antunes seems to have recovered his senses.
Antunes is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Antunes trying to control but Olin postures up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Antunes tries to get to full guard but Olin has control of the leg.
Antunes trying to control here.
Olin drops an elbow to the side of Antunes's head.
Antunes makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Antunes.
Olin is working Antunes over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Olin scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Antunes is trying to keep Olin in close.
Olin trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Olin landing with the ground and pound.
Olin content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Antunes tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Olin throws a big elbow that misses.
Olin slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Antunes is looking to reverse the position.
Antunes can't do much from the bottom here.
Antunes is looking to regain half guard here but Olin keeps moving and retains side control.
Olin lands a few punches from side control.
Olin lands a strong strike to the head of Antunes. That's dazed him! Olin looking to finish here. Antunes is waving his arms around trying to block but he's hurt badly - Olin lands more strikes and the referee steps in to end the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:48 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Jack Olin!
Jack Olin decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: *T118* - Celtic Christmas     
Date:   Dec 25, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Joaquim Antunes and Daniel Larusso. Larusso is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Glory of love. Daniel Larusso has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Joaquim Antunes's chin.

175 cm
28
155 lbs
19 - 8 - 0
170 cm
26
140 lbs
15 - 7 - 0
Great wrestler
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Sun-Tzu

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Joaquim Antunes!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Daniel Larusso!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, James Atkins and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A looping hook to the body misses from Larusso. Antunes does a little dance to reset his feet.
Antunes fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Antunes checks a leg kick nicely.
Larusso fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Antunes is out of range.
Antunes throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Antunes ducks under a wild hook from Larusso.
Larusso is looking to score with low kicks.
Antunes tries to counter with a takedown but Larusso is quick to defend against it.
Larusso throws a hook but Antunes avoids it easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Larusso misses with a head kick.
Antunes tries to counter with a takedown but Larusso is quick to defend against it.
Larusso takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Some bone on bone action there as Larusso checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Larusso connects with an inside leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Larusso throws a looping overhand right but Antunes ducks down to avoid it.
Antunes throws a big shot that misses.
Larusso throws a leg kick that misses.
A lazy left from Larusso finds it's target.
Larusso thows a left - swing and a miss!
Antunes tries to counter with a takedown but Larusso is quick to defend against it.
Nice sprawl there from Larusso as Antunes shoots in.
Antunes throws a lazy uppercut
and Larusso counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Larusso checks a leg kick.
Antunes moves away from the strike by Larusso.
Larusso tests Antunes's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Daniel Larusso is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Larusso throws a head kick that half lands.
Larusso throws a sloppy head kick and Antunes moves out of range easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Antunes misses with a looping left.
Larusso stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Larusso wants it to stay on the feet.
Larusso swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Larusso has worked on his takedown defense in the runup to this fight and it is paying off so far.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Joaquim Antunes. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Antunes looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A jab from Antunes misses.
Larusso is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Antunes.
Antunes will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Larusso throws a hook to the side of Antunes's head but Antunes sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Larusso lands with a kick to the temple. Antunes shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Larusso scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Antunes displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Larusso throws out the jab.
Antunes moves out of range of the body kick from Larusso.
Antunes stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Larusso.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circling - Antunes throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Antunes connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Larusso momentarily.
Larusso throws an off balance right hand

and Antunes decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Larusso's guard.
Antunes throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Antunes working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Antunes throws a strike but Larusso rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Larusso must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Antunes not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Larusso wants to get up but he can't break Antunes's closed guard. He needs to be careful trying to break the legs open, as he's open to submissions here.

Larusso got a little sloppy there for a moment and Antunes has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Larusso has managed to get both his arms back between Antunes's legs - danger averted.
Larusso wants to stand but Antunes has a closed guard, so he can't escape.

Antunes is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Larusso wants to get up but he can't break Antunes's closed guard. He needs to be careful trying to break the legs open, as he's open to submissions here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Antunes has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.

Antunes had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Larusso defends it easily.

Antunes looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Antunes wants to sweep but no luck.
Larusso trying to control the position from guard on top but Antunes is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Antunes looking to hit a scissor sweep but Larusso is one step ahead there.
Antunes is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Antunes thows a huge punch but Larusso dodges it nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A big right from Antunes misses.
Larusso displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Antunes throws out the jab.
Antunes slips a jab from Larusso.
Larusso takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Larusso throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Larusso uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Larusso swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Larusso scores with a crisp jab that stopped Antunes in his tracks.
A swing and a miss from Larusso.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A head kick misses from Antunes.
A jab from Antunes does it's job there.
Larusso has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Larusso lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
A big right from Larusso misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Antunes throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Larusso thinks about the counter body kick.
Antunes missing with a left hand there. Larusso was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Larusso misses with an attempted mid kick.
Antunes feinted with a counter takedown.
Larusso throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Good exchange - Antunes coming out on top.
Larusso leaves Antunes with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Antunes misses with a looping left.
Daniel Larusso seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Larusso ducks under a wild hook from Antunes.
Larusso bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Antunes avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Antunes tries to counter with a takedown but Larusso is quick to defend against it.
Larusso clobbers Antunes with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Antunes closes the distance and clinches up with Larusso, looking for a takedown. Antunes pushes Larusso against the cage but Larusso circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Larusso misses with a head kick.
Antunes takes one to the side of the head.
A bone on bone clash there as Larusso blocks the leg kick.
A big left from Antunes misses.
Larusso looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Larusso looks to land a left hand but Antunes moved out of range nicely.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
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!
Antunes throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Larusso's waist but Larusso gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Antunes off to one side.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Joaquim Antunes. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Antunes slips a straight right by Larusso.
Larusso chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Larusso with a nice cross.
Antunes slips a straight right by Larusso.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Larusso throws a leg kick

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

Larusso manages to escape and get back to his feet.
Antunes with a poor takedown
and Larusso counters with a nice uppercut.
Antunes is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Larusso.
A big left from Antunes misses.
A clash of legs there as Antunes blocks the low kick.
Antunes drops down looking for a counter takedown but Larusso sprawls and moves away.
Antunes bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Antunes steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Larusso.
Antunes throws a chopping leg kick but Larusso manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Larusso misses with an uppercut

so Antunes counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Larusso utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Antunes is working Larusso over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Antunes prevents Larusso from getting back to his feet.
Larusso has momentary wrist control but Antunes slips an elbow through the middle.
Larusso not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Antunes postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Antunes lands a couple of elbows.
We've been hearing good reports from Antunes's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Antunes working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Antunes missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Larusso looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Antunes trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Antunes is looking to work some ground and pound but Larusso has wrist control.
Larusso utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Antunes postures up in Larusso's guard and throws a big left but Larusso blocks it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Daniel Larusso showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Antunes throws an off balance right hand
and Larusso makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Larusso takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Larusso looks to throw a body kick

and Antunes counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Larusso has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Antunes lands a couple of elbows.
Antunes loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Antunes throws a strike but Larusso rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Antunes is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Antunes is working hard here to advance position.
Larusso wants to stand and escape but instead Antunes has hit a sweep and he's now on top in guard.


That's one minute gone in the round.
Larusso looking to hit a scissor sweep but Antunes is one step ahead there.
Larusso keeping moving, preventing Antunes from controlling successfully.
Antunes postures up and lands a big shot to Larusso's brow.
Larusso looking for a sweep. Not yet Larusso, not yet.
Antunes with a nice head shot there.
Larusso wants to stand and escape but Antunes is having none of it.
Antunes throws an elbow that misses. Larusso uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Antunes's guard. Nice move by Larusso!

Antunes is trying to control the position but Larusso postures up.
Joaquim Antunes has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Antunes working for submissions but it's allowed Larusso to get to half guard.
Well, if Larusso is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.
Antunes gets full guard.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Antunes is on top in guard.

Antunes postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Antunes slips nicely into half guard.
Antunes is nestled in close to Larusso, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Larusso wants to control but Antunes is keeping busy.
Antunes looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Antunes working the head and body with strikes.
Antunes not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Antunes misses with a head shot. Larusso uses the momentum to regain guard.
Antunes with a flurry of punches that miss.
Larusso avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Antunes with a flurry of punches that miss.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Antunes with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Antunes content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Antunes throws a big elbow that misses.
Antunes won't allow Larusso to sweep him here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Antunes throws an elbow that misses. Larusso uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Antunes's guard. Nice move by Larusso!

The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Antunes looking for a sweep. Not yet Antunes, not yet.
Antunes is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Antunes is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Daniel Larusso is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Larusso manages to get to full guard.
Antunes working some strikes from top position.

And that's the end of the fight!
Joaquim Antunes showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Larusso has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Donald Grub 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... Daniel Larusso!

Our winner, Daniel Larusso, 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: *T114* - Remember November     
Date:   Nov 28, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Joaquim Antunes and Rony Jason. 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.

175 cm
27
155 lbs
18 - 8 - 0
175 cm
26
146 lbs
9 - 3 - 1
Great wrestler
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Sun-Tzu
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Joaquim Antunes!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Rony Jason!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, Andrew Berry and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Antunes, as that shot connected.
Jason blocks a jab.
Jason replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Antunes blocks it well.
Antunes throws a sloppy head kick and Jason moves out of range easily.
A good leg kick by Jason.
Jason shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Nice sprawl there from Jason as Antunes shoots in.
Jason throws a leg kick that is checked

so Antunes counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Antunes loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Antunes postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Antunes connects with a couple of short punches.
Jason is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Antunes missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Antunes slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Antunes lands a decent elbow from side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The strikes coming from Antunes are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Antunes works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Antunes misses with a strike but at least he's keeping busy, looking to cause some damage - that will still help him when it comes to the judges scorecards.

Antunes is trying to get an arm triangle but Jason is defending well.
Antunes scoring with punches and elbows.
Antunes throws an elbow but Jason slips to the side and avoids it well.
Jason avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Antunes.
Antunes trying to control the action but Jason is working from the bottom.
Antunes in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jason is looking to work his way out of this bad position but Antunes is controlling him well.
Jason is trying to get back to half guard.
Antunes trying to control the action but Jason is working from the bottom.

Antunes wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Jason, who protects the arm well.
A bit of a lull in the action here.
Antunes has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Antunes throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
Antunes working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
Sloppy strikes there by Antunes.
Jason regains half guard, as Antunes was trying to land strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Antunes sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Jason defending well though.
Antunes not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Antunes missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Jason trying to control here.
Antunes stalling away here and it's allowed Jason to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Antunes scoring with punches to the head and body.
Antunes trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Jason looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Antunes is looking to work some ground and pound but Jason has wrist control.
Antunes distracts Jason with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Antunes is in close to Jason's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Antunes loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Jason keeping moving, preventing Antunes from controlling successfully.
Antunes lands a couple of elbows.
Antunes throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Jason works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Antunes throwing strikes but missing.
Antunes trying to control but Jason is working from the bottom.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Antunes accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Jason is controlling Antunes's posture.
Antunes is looking to work some ground and pound but Jason has wrist control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Joaquim Antunes dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Antunes fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Jason avoids it really well and circles away.
Jason tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Antunes blocks a head kick by Jason.
Antunes drops down looking for a counter takedown but Jason sprawls and moves away.
Antunes steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Jason.
Antunes checks the leg kick nicely there.
Antunes changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Jason connects with a solid leg kick.
Antunes showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Jason.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Antunes connects with a solid leg kick.
Jason throws a head kick that half lands.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Antunes tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Jason swivels and escapes.
Nice defenses there by Antunes.
Jason swings away with a body shot that misses

and Antunes counters with a nice double leg into side control. Jason won't be happy with that.
Check out the look on Antunes's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!
The strikes coming from Antunes are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
We've been hearing good reports from Antunes's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Jason manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Jason blocking the ground and pound attempt from Antunes.
Antunes throwing shots but Jason is blocking nicely.
Antunes looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Jason with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Jason tries to roll over but Antunes keeps him under control.
Jason trying to control from the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Jason blocking the ground and pound attempt from Antunes.
Antunes not landing any meaningful shots this time.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Antunes missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Ground and pound from Antunes.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Antunes throwing shots but Jason is blocking nicely.
Antunes trying to control from half guard but Jason is working away.
Antunes seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Jason blocking the ground and pound attempt from Antunes.
Antunes is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Jason can do to turn this around?
Jason tries to roll over but Antunes keeps him under control.
Antunes winds up and cracks Jason with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Antunes misses with a head shot. Jason uses the momentum to regain guard.
Antunes throws a big elbow that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Antunes throws a big elbow that misses.
Antunes throws a strike but Jason rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.


Antunes looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Antunes looking to hit a scissor sweep but Jason is one step ahead there.
Antunes is working hard here to advance position.
Antunes bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Jason's guard.

Antunes working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Antunes in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jason working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Antunes.
Antunes preventing the sweep.
Antunes throws a big elbow that misses.
Antunes throws an elbow that misses. Jason uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Antunes's guard. Nice move by Jason!


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

Antunes has thrown up a leg looking for a triangle. Jason doesn't defend quickly enough and Antunes has managed to lock this one up! Can Jason escape?! NO! He's tapping out! Damn, that was a quick submission - congrats to Antunes on a fantastic submission victory.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:50 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Joaquim Antunes!
A relieved looking Joaquim Antunes 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: *T105* - Ollmhór De Catha     
Date:   Sep 26, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Boreste Bardanos and Joaquim Antunes. Bardanos comes to the cage accompanied by My Kingdom Will Come. Joaquim Antunes will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

164 cm
26
145 lbs
8 - 1 - 0
175 cm
27
155 lbs
18 - 7 - 0
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

KAISER
GREEN!160

Spartan Nutrition
Sun-Tzu



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Boreste Bardanos!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Joaquim Antunes!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Bishop, Richard Clark and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Antunes dives in for a single leg takedown but Bardanos sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Antunes tries to land a leg kick but Bardanos saw it coming and moves away.
Bardanos throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Antunes is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Nice straight punches there by Bardanos. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Bardanos.
Antunes misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Bardanos misses with a body shot.
Bardanos looks to score with a jab to the body but Antunes is just out of range.
Antunes feints the counter takedown.
Antunes will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Boreste Bardanos has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Joaquim Antunes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bardanos pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Bardanos misses with a body shot.
Bardanos thuds his right hand into Antunes's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Bardanos misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Antunes.
Bardanos is looking to wear down Antunes with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Bardanos just misses with a punch to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bardanos misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Antunes fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Bardanos checks it well.
Antunes on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Antunes throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.

Antunes is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Bardanos's half guard.
Bardanos keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Antunes slips a nice elbow through Bardanos's hands, connecting with Bardanos's forehead.
Bardanos might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.

Antunes is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Bardanos sees it coming and defends easily.
Nice strikes from Antunes there.
Bardanos is looking for a sweep. Antunes is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Antunes wants to control but Bardanos is keeping him busy.
Bardanos regains full guard. Nicely done.
Antunes postures up in Bardanos's guard and throws a big left but Bardanos blocks it.
Antunes trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
A big left from Bardanos misses.
Antunes shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Bardanos defends it nicely.
Bardanos throws a right and a left that Antunes avoids nicely.
A left lands for Bardanos.
Bardanos throws a series of strikes that have Antunes backpedaling.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bardanos throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Antunes uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Bardanos.
Bardanos misses with a left hand

and Antunes decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Bardanos's guard.
Antunes scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Antunes tries to free his leg and advance position but Bardanos is retaining full guard.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:40 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Boreste Bardanos!
Boreste Bardanos retains his featherweight title!
Boreste Bardanos decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: *T102* - Celtic Customs     
Date:   Sep 05, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Antonio Camatta and Joaquim Antunes. 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.

172 cm
28
155 lbs
12 - 5 - 0
175 cm
26
155 lbs
17 - 7 - 0
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

Conviction

Spartan Nutrition
Sun-Tzu



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Antonio Camatta!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Joaquim Antunes!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, Steven Brown and Phil Schofield.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Antunes has a takedown stuffed.
Camatta throws a leg kick but Antunes sees it coming and moves out of range.
Camatta misses with a hook.
Antunes is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Camatta throws a hook but Antunes blocks it.
Antunes feints the counter takedown.
Camatta connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Camatta throws a combination that misses

and Antunes counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Antunes.
Antunes distracts Camatta with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Antunes distracts Camatta with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Camatta is looking for a triangle but Antunes pushes his legs off easily.
Antunes wants to control from the top but Camatta keeps moving.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Antunes postures up in Camatta's guard and throws a big left but Camatta blocks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Antunes throwing strikes from guard but Camatta blocks nicely.
Antunes trying to control the position from guard on top but Camatta is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Antunes postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Antunes tries to free his leg and advance position but Camatta is retaining full guard.
Antunes is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Antunes scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Camatta is trying to control the position from the bottom.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Antunes uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Camatta.
And Antunes tries to counter it with a takedown but Camatta pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Camatta rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Antunes moves out of range and avoids them all easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
The crowd cheers as Camatta lands an impressive looking overhand right. Antunes doesn't seem phased though.
Antunes on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Camatta swings wildly with a couple of big hooks

and Antunes counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Antunes throwing strikes from guard but Camatta blocks nicely.
Camatta wants to improve his position but instead Antunes has moved into half guard.

Camatta looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Antunes lands a nice short elbow.
Camatta is pressing down on Antunes's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Camatta looking to control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Antunes lands a couple of digs.
Antunes makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Camatta looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Antunes slips nicely into half guard.
Antunes wants to free his trapped foot but Camatta is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Camatta taking some punishment here, with Antunes in his half guard.
Antunes working over Camatta with some ground and pound. Camatta looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Camatta wants to improve his position but Antunes is controlling well.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Antunes working Camatta over with strikes.

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.
Camatta is looking for a sweep. Antunes is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Antunes missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Camatta scores with a nice strike.
Antunes ducks under a wild hook from Camatta.
Camatta misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Antunes.
And Antunes tries to counter it with a takedown but Camatta pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Antunes shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Camatta as he jumps to the side.
Antunes lands a lovely overhand right.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Antunes avoids the body shot from Camatta.
A big left from Camatta misses.
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 Antonio Camatta will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Antunes keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Camatta.
Antunes wants to land a leg kick but Camatta is out of range.
A little feinted left hand from Camatta on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Camatta throws a jab but it's blocked by Antunes.
Antunes tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Antunes takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Antunes fails with the takedown.
Camatta throws a big shot that misses.
Antunes drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Camatta defends it well.
Antunes blocks a jab.
And Antunes tries to counter it with a takedown but Camatta pushes his down on his head and steps out.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Antunes moves out of range as Camatta throws a body kick.
Nice uppercut there from Camatta.
Camatta swings widly with a right hand

and Antunes counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Camatta looking for a sweep. Not yet Camatta, not yet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Camatta keeping full guard, as Antunes tries to pass.
Antunes pushes down on Camatta's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Camatta wants to improve his position but Antunes is controlling well.
Antunes is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Antunes slips a nice elbow through Camatta's hands, connecting with Camatta's forehead.
Camatta is looking to improve his position.
Antunes thows a huge punch but Camatta dodges it nicely.
Antunes winds up and cracks Camatta with a swinging punch to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Antunes is nestled in close to Camatta, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Antunes throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Antunes is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Antunes winds up and cracks Camatta with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Camatta gets full guard.
Antunes is in close to Camatta's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Joaquim Antunes has got the better of the ground game so far.

Camatta had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Antunes defends it easily.

Camatta looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Antunes cracks Camatta with a solid left hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Antunes missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Antunes looking to pass the guard.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Camatta wants to clinch.
Antunes drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Camatta defends it well.
Antunes keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Antunes changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Camatta scores with a jab to the body.
Camatta scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Camatta misses with a hook.
Antunes feints the counter takedown.
Camatta missing with a left hand there. Antunes was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Antunes feints the counter takedown.
Camatta misses with a combination

and Antunes counters with a nice double leg into half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Antunes connects with a nice short shot to Camatta's temple.
Antunes is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Camatta won't allow Antunes to pass to mount.
Camatta is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Antunes scores with a couple of nice shots.
The fighters are battling for position here. Camatta manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Camatta not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Camatta wants to sweep but no luck.

Camatta has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Antunes is in a bit of discomfort here, but he's managed to free himself and has dived into side control! That didn't work out too well for Camatta.
Camatta sneaks back into half guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Camatta is trying to get back to full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Joaquim Antunes will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Camatta tries for a takedown but Antunes sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Antunes is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Antonio Camatta is winning the standup battle so far.
Camatta throws a predictable looking body shot

and Antunes counters with a nice double leg into side control. Camatta won't be happy with that.
Antunes working the head with strikes.
Camatta parries the strikes from Antunes easily there. Antunes is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Camatta to escape.
Antunes lands an elbow.
Antunes lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Camatta manages to get back to half guard.
Antunes lands with a punch from half guard.
Antunes wants to free his trapped foot but Camatta is holding on for dear life with his legs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Camatta has hold of Antunes's hands but Antunes slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Antunes working the head and body with strikes.
Antunes moves nicely into side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Camatta taking punishment in the form of punches.
Antunes tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
Camatta takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
Antunes scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Camatta to see if he's OK.
Camatta is looking to regain half guard here but Antunes keeps moving and retains side control.
Camatta takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Antunes lands a nice forearm strike.
Antunes is working Camatta over with some ground and pound from side control.
Camatta tries to slip a leg under to move to half guard but Antunes presses down on the leg and jumps into full mount!
Camatta is trying desperately to improve position.
Antunes dominating with strikes here.
Camatta is looking to get to half guard.
Antunes working Camatta over with strikes here.
Camatta is desperately trying to get back to half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Camatta tries to lock up and control but Antunes gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Antunes pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
The referee warns Camatta that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Camatta tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Antunes scoring with strikes but Camatta is staying in there.
Antunes scores with a couple of good head shots there.
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Antunes cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!
Antunes looking to finish Camatta with some ground and pound. This is bad for Camatta!
BOOM! Antunes connects with a massive shot to the dome!
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Antunes working his ground and pound in the gym. So far it seems to be working well.
Antunes dominating with strikes here.
Antunes landing punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Antunes is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Camatta taking shots to the head.

Camatta is rocked!
Camatta sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.
Antunes trying to pass the guard but Camatta defending well.
Camatta wants to get back to full guard.
Antunes scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Camatta wants to get back to full guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Camatta trying to control but Antunes postures up.
Camatta tries to roll over but Antunes keeps him under control.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 28:29
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 29:29
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 26:30

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Joaquim Antunes!

A relieved looking Joaquim Antunes 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: EP 39: Storm's End     
Date:   Aug 08, 2015

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Joaquim Antunes and Vinny Hopkins. Hopkins is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Blueprint 2 Mashup - Eminem, Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. Vinny Hopkins has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

175 cm
26
155 lbs
16 - 7 - 0
180 cm
26
167 lbs
12 - 4 - 0
Great wrestler
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Sun-Tzu
Spartan Nutrition

Bullet Proof System
Spartan Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Joaquim Antunes!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Vinny Hopkins!
The judges for this bout are Wesley Smith, Daniel Franklin and Alan Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hopkins misses with a straight right.
Antunes appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Antunes.
Hopkins is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Hopkins looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.

Hopkins drives through and clinches with Antunes against the cage.
Antunes tries for a takedown but Hopkins manages to get underhooks.

Antunes has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Hopkins is trying to keep an underhook but Antunes manages to get the takedown into half guard.
Hopkins felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Hopkins looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Hopkins taking some punishment here, with Antunes in his half guard.
Antunes has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Antunes thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hopkins blocking the ground and pound attempt from Antunes.
Antunes throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Antunes not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Antunes missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Antunes prevents Hopkins from improving his position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Antunes trying to pass the guard but Hopkins defending well.
Hopkins tries to get to full guard but Antunes has control of the leg.
Antunes missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Hopkins is controlling Antunes's trapped leg to prevent Antunes from advancing to side control.
Antunes scoring with strikes to the body and head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Antunes is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Hopkins avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Antunes.
Antunes not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Antunes winds up and cracks Hopkins with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Hopkins is trying to control but can't.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hopkins wants to improve his position but Antunes is controlling well.
Hopkins moves into full guard.
Hopkins is trying to keep Antunes in close.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Antunes works over Hopkins with some ground and pound from guard.
Antunes is in close to Hopkins's body, working some short punches and elbows.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Antunes accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Hopkins is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Antunes throwing strikes but missing.
Antunes trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Antunes is looking to work some ground and pound but Hopkins has wrist control.
Antunes stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Hopkins swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Hopkins being controlled here, momentarily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Antunes accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Antunes tries to free his leg and advance position but Hopkins is retaining full guard.
Antunes throwing strikes from guard but Hopkins blocks nicely.
Antunes with a flurry of punches that miss.
Antunes distracts Hopkins with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Antunes working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Antunes postures up in Hopkins's guard and throws a big left but Hopkins blocks it.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Hopkins is trying to control the position but Antunes postures up.
We've been hearing good reports from Antunes's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Antunes postures up in Hopkins's guard and throws a big left but Hopkins blocks it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Joaquim Antunes dominated that round.
That's time! Antunes's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Hopkins tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Antunes paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Antunes half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Hopkins misses with a looping right.
Hopkins throws a left and a right that both miss

and Antunes counters with a takedown into side control.
Antunes advances to mount.
Hopkins holds on for dear life.
Antunes connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
Hopkins tries to hold on but Antunes postures up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Antunes with shots to the head and body - Hopkins looks very uncomfortable down there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Antunes unloading with bombs!
Antunes throwing sloppy strikes, which aren't doing any damage.
Antunes is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Hopkins can do to turn this around?
Antunes working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Antunes lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Hopkins is wriggling around trying to escape.
Antunes in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
Antunes punishing his opponent with strikes.
BOOM! Antunes connects with a massive shot to the dome!

Hopkins is rocked!
This has been an exciting period of action!
BOOM! Antunes connects with a massive shot to the dome!
Hopkins is still in real trouble! Can Antunes finish him?
Antunes drops a big elbow. That's hurt Hopkins! More shots from Antunes and the ref steps in! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:58 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Joaquim Antunes!
Joaquim Antunes seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
The defeated Vinny Hopkins had this to say: 'As always I can do everything through Christ my lord and savior who strengthens me. Without him I wouldn't be here tonight. Don't worry I'll be back.'.
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Event: EP 34: Shamrock vs DeSilva     
Date:   Jul 08, 2015

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Joaquim Antunes and Boreste Bardanos. Bardanos has chosen My Kingdom Will Come as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

175 cm
26
155 lbs
16 - 6 - 0
164 cm
25
145 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
Great wrestler
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Spartan Nutrition
Sun-Tzu

Mohito Fightwear
GREEN!160



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Joaquim Antunes!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Boreste Bardanos!
The judges for this bout are Alan Glass, Stewart Dunkirk and Robert Twigg.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bardanos ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Antunes moves away.
Antunes half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Bardanos misses with a body shot.
Bardanos throws a hook but Antunes blocks it.
Antunes changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Antunes seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Antunes avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Antunes feinted with a counter takedown.
Antunes thumps Bardanos with a low kick.
An inside leg kick from Antunes misses.
Bardanos misses with a wild body shot.
Bardanos just misses with a punch to the body.
Antunes half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Nice cross by Bardanos.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Antunes slips under a jab.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bardanos. Antunes does a little dance to reset his feet.
Antunes drops down looking for a counter takedown but Bardanos sprawls and moves away.
Bardanos misses with a body shot.
Bardanos lands a nice hook to Antunes's body. Antunes takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bardanos lands a jab.
Antunes throws a leg kick but Bardanos moved away.
Bardanos slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Bardanos takes a swing at Antunes's ribcage but misses.
Bardanos misses with a body shot

and Antunes counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Our spies down at at Ryōzanpaku Dojo inform us that Bardanos has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Antunes throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Bardanos works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

Bardanos has his foot on Antunes's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Antunes works his way back into a safe position though.
Antunes wants to control from the top but Bardanos keeps moving.
Antunes is looking to work some ground and pound but Bardanos has wrist control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Antunes preventing the sweep.
Bardanos keeps trying to improve his position.
Bardanos is trying to keep Antunes in close.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Antunes throws a big right hand that misses.
Bardanos is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Antunes avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Bardanos.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Antunes won't allow Bardanos to pass to mount.
Bardanos prevents Antunes from improving his position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bardanos is looking to take a break and control but Antunes is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Bardanos prevents Antunes from improving his position.
Antunes is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Bardanos scores with a couple of nice shots.
Bardanos wants to pass to mount but Antunes is defending the position.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Antunes is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Antunes is trying to maintain the position but Bardanos is very close to passing his half guard.
Antunes controlling the position well.

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.
Antunes tries to get to full guard but Bardanos has control of the leg.
Bardanos sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Antunes defending well though.
Antunes wants to improve his position but Bardanos is controlling well.
Antunes throws a strike from the bottom that misses.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Bardanos misses with an uppercut. Antunes saw that one coming.
Antunes attempts a counter takedown but Bardanos avoids it well and moves away.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Antunes darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
Antunes 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.

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


Antunes throws a low kick, looking for Bardanos's leg but Bardanos calmly moves out of range.
Bardanos thuds a left hand into Antunes's body.
Bardanos works Antunes's body with a nice hook.
Bardanos lands a jab-cross combination.
Antunes feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Bardanos's calf.
A jab from Bardanos finds it's way through Antunes's defenses.
Boreste Bardanos seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Bardanos scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Antunes doesn't seem bothered though.
Bardanos misses with an uppercut. Antunes saw that one coming.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bardanos misses with a lunging right hand

and Antunes counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Antunes.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Antunes in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Antunes is looking to pass into half guard but Bardanos pushes him away with his feet and jumps on top - now Bardanos is in guard.

Antunes controlling the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Antunes is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.

Antunes is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Bardanos defends well.
Bardanos sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Antunes's guard.
Bardanos is nestled in close to Antunes, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Antunes is looking to control Bardanos's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Antunes avoid being mounted?
Bardanos looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Joaquim Antunes overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Bardanos wants to free his trapped foot but Antunes is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Antunes is trying to get back to full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bardanos is trying to control the action in half guard but Antunes is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Bardanos prevents Antunes from improving his position.
Bardanos works his way into side control.

Bardanos is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Antunes is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Antunes sneaks back into half guard.
Bardanos prevents Antunes from improving his position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Antunes gets full guard.
Bardanos won't allow Antunes to sweep him here.
Bardanos working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Antunes's head.
Antunes is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Bardanos tries to roll over but Antunes keeps him under control.
Bardanos is pressing down on Antunes's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Antunes in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Bardanos has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Antunes scoring with punches to the head and body.

Bardanos is actively looking for submissions from his back. He's worked himself a little space on the bottom and seems to be going for a triangle. No, he's switched into an armbar! That was slick! Antunes rolls with it to try and escape but Bardanos cranks on the arm and Antunes is forced to tap out! This one is aaaaaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:59 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Boreste Bardanos!
Boreste Bardanos thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: EP 31: Blood in the Sun     
Date:   Jun 20, 2015

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Yaniv Schulmann and Joaquim Antunes. Yaniv Schulmann could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Joaquim Antunes's chin.

181 cm
25
145 lbs
9 - 0 - 0
175 cm
25
155 lbs
16 - 5 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
Good low kicks
Good gas tank

Spartan Nutrition
GREEN!160

Spartan Nutrition
Sun-Tzu



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Yaniv Schulmann!
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 London, Joaquim Antunes!
The judges for this bout are Tiny Johnson, Cecil Peabody and Gwen Towbar.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Schulmann goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Antunes changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Antunes goes for a double leg but Schulmann avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Schulmann continues to drive forward.
Schulmann lets loose with a powerful body kick. Antunes will feel that in the morning.
Schulmann is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Antunes.
The fighters circling - Schulmann throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Schulmann swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Antunes tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Antunes ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Antunes feints the counter takedown.
Schulmann tries a head kick but it misses.
Antunes with the counter takedown but Schulmann avoids it easily.
Schulmann really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Schulmann throws a jab but it's blocked by Antunes.
Schulmann misses with a leg kick

and Antunes decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Schulmann's guard.
Antunes throws an elbow that misses. Schulmann uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Antunes's guard. Nice move by Schulmann!

Antunes has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Schulmann won't allow Antunes to sweep him here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Schulmann wants to control from the top but Antunes keeps moving.
Schulmann missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Schulmann slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Antunes wants to sweep but no luck.
Antunes keeping moving, preventing Schulmann from controlling successfully.
Antunes looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Antunes is on top in guard.

Schulmann seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Antunes sitting in guard here, content to control.
Antunes preventing the sweep.
Schulmann not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Antunes wants to control from the top but Schulmann keeps moving.
Antunes tries to free his leg and advance position but Schulmann is retaining full guard.

Schulmann looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Antunes pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Schulmann is keeping the position for now.
Antunes pushing down on Schulmann's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Antunes slips a nice elbow through Schulmann's hands, connecting with Schulmann's forehead.
Antunes lands with a punch from half guard.
Antunes is looking to pass Schulmann's guard but actually Schulmann recovers to full guard.
Antunes loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Antunes wants to control from the top but Schulmann keeps moving.
Antunes loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Schulmann is actively looking for submissions from his back. He's worked himself a little space on the bottom and seems to be going for a triangle. No, he's switched into an armbar! That was slick! Antunes rolls with it to try and escape but Schulmann cranks on the arm and Antunes is forced to tap out! This one is aaaaaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Yaniv Schulmann!
Yaniv Schulmann retains his lightweight title!
Yaniv Schulmann decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: SPNY 258:Semerkhet - Antunes 5     
Date:   May 17, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Malakai Semerkhet and Joaquim Antunes. Semerkhet comes to the cage accompanied by راقصة صغيرة. Malakai Semerkhet could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Joaquim Antunes's chin.

170 cm
25
154 lbs
19 - 4 - 0
175 cm
25
155 lbs
16 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
Good low kicks
Good gas tank

Pearson Specter Litt
Underworld Clothing

Spartan Nutrition
Sun-Tzu



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Malakai Semerkhet!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Joaquim Antunes!
The judges for this bout are Columbo Gatti, Bruno Lombardi and Alyssa Summers.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Semerkhet misses with a hook.
Semerkhet throws a leg kick

and Antunes counters with a takedown into side control.
Antunes working away.
Antunes landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
Antunes trying to control the action but Semerkhet is working from the bottom.
Semerkhet manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Antunes thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Semerkhet tries to roll over but Antunes keeps him under control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Antunes sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Semerkhet defending well though.
Antunes trying to mount his opponent but Semerkhet defends it.
Antunes landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Semerkhet trying to control from the bottom.

Semerkhet is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Antunes pulls his head out easily.
Semerkhet avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Antunes.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Semerkhet won't allow Antunes to pass to mount.
Semerkhet has hold of Antunes's hands but Antunes slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Semerkhet regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Antunes.
Antunes working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Antunes throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Antunes advances position into side control!
Antunes working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Semerkhet takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Antunes working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
Semerkhet defending against the ground and pound.
Semerkhet can't do much from the bottom here.
Antunes throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
Antunes advances to full mount.
Semerkhet working to try and regain half guard.
The referee warns Semerkhet that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Antunes with shots to the head and body - Semerkhet looks very uncomfortable down there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Antunes raining down hammerfists from mount.
Semerkhet wants to hold on but Antunes pushes him away.
Antunes is in the full mount, landing strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Antunes connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
Semerkhet in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
Antunes with good strikes from the mount here!
Semerkhet tries to hold on but Antunes postures up.
Semerkhet is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Antunes is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
Antunes with the ground and pound from mount.
Antunes landing strikes, looking to finish!
Antunes has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Semerkhet's face.
Semerkhet is desperately trying to improve his position but Antunes has a good base and remains in mount.
Semerkhet regains half guard.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Semerkhet won't allow Antunes to pass to mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Antunes missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Semerkhet wants to get back to full guard.
Antunes is nestled in close to Semerkhet, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Antunes throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Semerkhet gets full guard.
Semerkhet trying to control the position.
Antunes missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.

Semerkhet is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Antunes trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Antunes is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Antunes postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Antunes slips a straight right by Semerkhet.
Decent striking displayed by Semerkhet there.
A solid leg kick lands there for Semerkhet.
Semerkhet connects with a leg kick. Antunes looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Semerkhet misses with a leg kick

and Antunes counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Antunes postures up and lands a big shot to Semerkhet's brow.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Antunes accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.

Semerkhet working for a triangle but Antunes defends it easily.

Antunes throws a sloppy strike and Semerkhet has hooked up an armbar on the loose arm! He's turned and extended fully! Antunes is forced to tap! Great BJJ from Semerkhet!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Malakai Semerkhet!
Malakai Semerkhet retains his featherweight title!
Malakai Semerkhet was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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Event: NYFN 42 : Couturier vs Miller     
Date:   Apr 25, 2015

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Star Dust and Joaquim Antunes. Dust comes to the cage accompanied by Die for Metal. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

174 cm
26
154 lbs
10 - 3 - 1
175 cm
25
155 lbs
15 - 4 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin
Olympic wrestler
Good low kicks
Good gas tank

AnonymouS

Sun-Tzu



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Star Dust!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Joaquim Antunes!
The judges for this bout are Steve Montenegro, David Schapiro and Jorge Garcia.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Dust throws an overhand right that lands on Antunes's shoulder, as Antunes tries to avoid the shot.
Antunes tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Dust darts in trying to clinch

and Antunes counters with a takedown into side control.
Dust is looking for a sweep.
Dust controls the position for a moment.
Antunes wants to lay and pray for a moment but Dust keeps working.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dust gets back to half guard.
Antunes winds up and cracks Dust with a swinging punch to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dust gets back to full guard.
Antunes preventing the sweep.
Antunes trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Antunes trying to control but Dust is working from the bottom.
Antunes passes Dust's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Antunes not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Antunes throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Antunes trying to mount his opponent but Dust defends it.
Antunes has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Dust is looking to get back to full guard here but Antunes has managed to pass to side control instead.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Antunes swings around for an armbar but Dust sees it coming a mile off and turns beautifully into Antunes's guard.
Dust won't allow Antunes to sweep him here.
Dust is looking to work some ground and pound but Antunes has wrist control.
Antunes wants to sweep but no luck.
Dust passes into half guard under a barage of strikes.
We've been hearing that Dust has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
The fighters are battling for position here. Antunes manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Antunes wants to sweep but no luck.
Antunes is trying to control the position but Dust postures up.
Dust is looking to work some ground and pound but Antunes has wrist control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Antunes working for submissions but it's allowed Dust to get to half guard.
Dust lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Dust thows a huge punch but Antunes dodges it nicely.
Dust has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.

Dust working for a submission but Antunes is keeping him at bay.
Dust is in the full mount, landing strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Antunes is trying to escape the mount.
Antunes is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Dust wants to control the pace but Antunes is squirming around nicely.
Antunes is desperately trying to improve his position but Dust has a good base and remains in mount.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
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 Star Dust will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Dust lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Dust misses with an uppercut. Antunes saw that one coming.
Sloppy strikes from Dust. Those never looked like landing.
Antunes changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Dust is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Antunes can do to turn this around?
Dust misses with an uppercut

and Antunes counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Antunes throwing strikes but missing.
Antunes working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Antunes throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Dust works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Antunes missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Antunes with a flurry of punches that miss.
Antunes working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Antunes with a nice head shot there.
Antunes trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Antunes won't allow Dust to sweep him here.

Dust is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Antunes is aware though and is defending well.
Dust working a defensive guard here.
Dust looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Antunes stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Dust swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Antunes passes Dust's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Antunes lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Antunes lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dust on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Dust is looking to control Antunes's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Dust avoid being mounted?
Dust is in a bad position, trying to hold on for dear life but he is really struggling to maintain any sort of control.
Antunes is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Antunes wants to pass the guard but Dust is defending well.
Antunes landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Ground and pound from Antunes.
Antunes is nestled in close to Dust, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Antunes wants to pass to mount but Dust is defending the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Antunes trying to control the action but Dust is working from the bottom.
Dust trying to control but Antunes postures up.
Antunes throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Dust has hold of Antunes's hands but Antunes slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Dust blocking the ground and pound attempt from Antunes.
Dust wants to get back to full guard.
Antunes throws a strike but Dust avoids it easily and moves to full guard.
Antunes throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Dust works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Dust looking to hit a scissor sweep but Antunes is one step ahead there.

Dust looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Antunes passes into half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Antunes working over Dust with some ground and pound. Dust looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Antunes lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Dust tries to get to full guard but Antunes has control of the leg.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Antunes lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Antunes not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Antunes fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Dust misses with a combination

and Antunes counters with a takedown into side control.
Antunes is working Dust over with some ground and pound from side control.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Antunes working his ground and pound in the gym.
Antunes moves into full mount!
Antunes connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Antunes cracks Dust with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Antunes is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Dust can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Antunes with good strikes from the mount here!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dust is desperately trying to improve his position but Antunes has a good base and remains in mount.
Antunes putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!

Antunes has hold of Dust's left arm, perhaps looking for a submission. The two fighters tussle over control of the isolated limb and Dust manages to get his arm back to his side and away from danger.
Dust working to try and regain half guard.
Joaquim Antunes has got the better of the ground game so far.
Antunes looking to finish Dust with some ground and pound. This is bad for Dust!
Dust wants to control but Antunes is having none of it.
Antunes scoring with strikes but Dust is staying in there.
Antunes with good strikes from the mount here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Antunes avoids the attempt from Dust to control.
Antunes with shots to the head and body - Dust looks very uncomfortable down there.
Antunes connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Dust is looking to improve his position but Antunes isn't that keen on the idea.
Antunes connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
Antunes lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
Antunes lands a nice shot to the head.
Antunes postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Dust looks a forlorn figure.
Antunes looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Antunes landing punches.
Dust is trying desperately to improve position.
Antunes is landing with some decent strikes but Dust is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Antunes cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!

Dust is rocked!
Antunes landing shots from mount.
Oh Dust is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Antunes has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Dust's face.
Antunes lands with some strikes.
Dust takes a big shot to the dome and his eyes have rolled back in his head! Antunes's killer instinct has kicked in as he finishes the fight with more strikes. Impressive finish.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:56 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Joaquim Antunes!
Joaquim Antunes took to the mic in his post fight interview and said 'Only 3 rounds? That's nothing...'.
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manager
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FIGHT
RATING
56%

 

Event: NYFN 39 : Malverde vs Okafor     
Date:   Apr 04, 2015

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Matt Hughes and Joaquim Antunes. I don't know about you partner, but I'm pumped for this one!

180 cm
24
165 lbs
7 - 5 - 0
175 cm
25
155 lbs
14 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Granite chin
Olympic wrestler
Good low kicks
Good gas tank

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Sun-Tzu



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Matt Hughes!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Joaquim Antunes!
The judges for this bout are Jonathan Paton, David Schapiro and Dean Styles.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
We've got one fighter who appears to only be looking to counter and the other not looking particularly aggressive either, so we could be in for a dull fight.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Antunes checks a leg kick.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
Antunes slips under a jab from Hughes.
Antunes changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Hughes looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Antunes is fending him off so far but Hughes persists. Nope, Antunes circles away and we're back to standing.
Antunes is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Hughes throws a solid leg kick but Antunes takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Hughes.
Antunes tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Antunes fails with a takedown attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hughes shoots and misses

and Antunes counters with a takedown into side control.
Hughes prevents Antunes from moving into mount.
Antunes advances to full mount.
Antunes with a couple of short strikes.
Hughes is looking to improve his position but Antunes isn't that keen on the idea.
Antunes lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Hughes is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Antunes lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
Antunes has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hughes taking shots to the head.
Hughes holds on, trying desperately to control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hughes is in a horrible position here. Antunes smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
The referee warns Hughes that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Antunes landing shots from mount.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Hughes is looking to improve his position but Antunes isn't that keen on the idea.
Hughes wants to control but Antunes is having none of it.
Antunes punishing his opponent with strikes.
Antunes landing shots from mount.
A nice elbow there by Antunes.
Antunes in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hughes wants to hold on but Antunes pushes him away.
Hughes is in all sorts of trouble here.
Antunes postures up and connects with a big shot that has rocked Hughes badly. He's trying desperately to grab hold of Antunes around the waist but Antunes pushes him off and unloads with more strikes, forcing the referee to jump in and save him! Antunes is the winner by TKO! Antunes jumps onto the cage and shouts into the camera. "We did it momma!"

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:30 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Joaquim Antunes!
As Joaquim Antunes got his breath back, he grabbed the microphone and managed to blurt out the following: Only 3 rounds? That's nothing...'.
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50%

 

Event: SPNY 241: Semerkhet - Crane     
Date:   Feb 07, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Joaquim Antunes and Nils Holgersson. Nils Holgersson is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

175 cm
24
155 lbs
14 - 3 - 0
169 cm
24
155 lbs
9 - 7 - 0
Great wrestler
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Counter fighter
Good gas tank

Sun-Tzu. 15%
Fury Nutrition Inc.

Fury Nutrition Inc.



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Joaquim Antunes!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Nils Holgersson!
The judges for this bout are Anthony Taglia, Lou da Vinci and Bruno Lombardi.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Holgersson misses with a telegraphed body shot

and Antunes counters with a shoot takedown. Holgersson fights it but they end up in guard.

Holgersson looking for a guillotine here but Antunes defends easily.
Antunes trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Holgersson is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Antunes throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Holgersson controls Antunes momentarily but Antunes frees himself.
Antunes postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Holgersson has managed to work for a loose triangle. I think Antunes should be able to defend this one pretty easily though. Oh, Holgersson has tightened it up now! Antunes should have reacted faster there - he's in big trouble and yes, he's tapped out! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Nils Holgersson!
A victorious Nils Holgersson thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
Joaquim Antunes spoke after the fight, saying 'I guess I'm out of here!'.
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63%

 

Event: SPNY 237:Antunes - Semerkhet 4     
Date:   Jan 16, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Joaquim Antunes and Malakai Semerkhet. Semerkhet has chosen راقصة صغيرة as his entrance music. Malakai Semerkhet has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Joaquim Antunes's chin.

175 cm
24
155 lbs
14 - 2 - 0
170 cm
24
154 lbs
14 - 4 - 0
Great wrestler
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

Sun-Tzu. 15%
Fury Nutrition Inc.

Conquer
Conviction



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Joaquim Antunes!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Malakai Semerkhet!
The judges for this bout are Joseph Jones, Jonathan Paton and David Schapiro.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
We've got one fighter who appears to only be looking to counter and the other not looking particularly aggressive either, so we could be in for a dull fight.
Antunes misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.

Antunes scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Antunes is thwarting Semerkhet's attempts to control the position.
Antunes throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Semerkhet holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Antunes looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Semerkhet regains full guard. Nicely done.
Semerkhet is trying to keep Antunes in close.
Antunes postures up in Semerkhet's guard and throws a big left but Semerkhet blocks it.
Semerkhet trying to keep a closed guard but Antunes is proving a slippery customer.
Antunes trying to control the position from guard on top but Semerkhet is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Antunes scoring with some ground and pound.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Antunes wants to pass the guard but Semerkhet is keeping the position.
Semerkhet has his hands on Antunes's head, controlling the position.
Antunes postures up and lands a big shot to Semerkhet's brow.

Semerkhet looking for a guillotine here but Antunes defends easily.
Antunes throwing strikes but missing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Antunes avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Antunes in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Semerkhet is trying to control the position but Antunes postures up.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Antunes shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Semerkhet swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Semerkhet keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Semerkhet swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Joaquim Antunes. That's going to take a lot out of him.

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.
Antunes shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Semerkhet pinned against the cage. Semerkhet gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Antunes misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Semerkhet stuffs the takedown.

Antunes throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Semerkhet tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Antunes is in Semerkhet's guard.
Semerkhet is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Antunes trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Antunes works over Semerkhet with some ground and pound from guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Semerkhet keeping moving, preventing Antunes from controlling successfully.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Antunes works a leg free and moves into half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Semerkhet is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Antunes scores with a couple of nice shots.
Semerkhet is trying to get back to full guard.

Antunes seems to be trying to get a kimura but instead Semerkhet has recovered full guard.
Antunes has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Antunes lands a couple of digs.

Semerkhet escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Antunes gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Antunes sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Semerkhet's guard.
Joaquim Antunes overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Antunes wants to pass the guard but Semerkhet is defending well.
Semerkhet is trying to control but can't.
Antunes passes to full mount!
Antunes landing strikes from the mount and Semerkhet is in trouble!
Antunes is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Semerkhet can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
Antunes putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!
Antunes raining down hammerfists from mount.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Semerkhet is in a horrible position here. Antunes smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Antunes landing shots from mount.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Semerkhet is squirming around, avoiding Antunes's attempts to control the action.
Antunes landing strikes, looking to finish!
Antunes lands a couple of nice shots there from mount.
Antunes is landing with some decent strikes but Semerkhet is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.
Semerkhet taking shots to the head.
Antunes punishing his opponent with strikes.
Semerkhet is working to get back to half guard.
Antunes breaks from Semerkhet's wrist control and lands an elbow.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Semerkhet tries to reverse the position but Antunes maintains control.
Antunes is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Semerkhet can do to turn this around?
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Antunes with the ground and pound from mount.
Semerkhet is bucking up trying to escape but Antunes cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
Antunes looking to finish Semerkhet with some ground and pound. This is bad for Semerkhet!
The referee warns Semerkhet that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Semerkhet tries to hold on but Antunes pushes him away.
Antunes lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Antunes lands a heavy elbow.
Semerkhet tries to hold on but Antunes postures up.
Antunes dominating with strikes here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Antunes shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Antunes tries for a takedown but Semerkhet circles away easily
and Semerkhet counters with a nice leg kick.
Antunes tries for a takedown but Semerkhet sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Semerkhet appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Joaquim Antunes. That's going to take a lot out of him.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Antunes fails to land the takedown.
Semerkhet steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Semerkhet slaps away a takedown attempt from Antunes, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Antunes looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Antunes fails with the takedown.
Semerkhet let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Semerkhet stuffs the takedown attempt from Antunes. Antunes gets slowly back to his feet.
Despite the aggression on Semerkhet's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Antunes dives in for a single leg takedown but Semerkhet sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Antunes with a poor takedown
and Semerkhet counters with a two punch combo.
Antunes shoots in but Semerkhet avoids the takedown attempt easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Antunes fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
As Antunes backs off Semerkhet throws a huge counter combo but Antunes manages to avoid it all.
Antunes shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Semerkhet defends it nicely.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Semerkhet! But no joy.
Joaquim Antunes seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Semerkhet stuffs the takedown attempt from Antunes. Antunes gets slowly back to his feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Antunes has a takedown stuffed.
Semerkhet appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Semerkhet slaps away a takedown attempt from Antunes, before circling back to the center of the mat.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Antunes shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Semerkhet sprawls well. Semerkhet wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Antunes gets slowly back to his feet.
Antunes will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Semerkhet doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Antunes gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Semerkhet counters with a lovely straight right hand!
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Joaquim Antunes. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Antunes fails with the takedown.
No luck for Antunes with that takedown attempt.
Semerkhet tries a quick counter leg kick but Antunes is wise to it.
Antunes tries to score a power double leg takedown but Semerkhet sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Antunes somewhat.
Semerkhet looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Antunes fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Semerkhet throws out a counter right but Antunes avoids it with no problem.
Antunes with a lazy takedown attempt
and Semerkhet counters with an outside leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Antunes shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Semerkhet pinned against the cage. Semerkhet gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Semerkhet looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Antunes shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Semerkhet as he avoids it easily.
Antunes shoots in looking for a takedown but Semerkhet manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Antunes's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Antunes fails with a takedown attempt.
Semerkhet feints a counter leg kick.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Antunes fails with a takedown attempt.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Semerkhet! But no joy.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Malakai Semerkhet dominated that fourth round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Antunes shoots for a double leg takedown but Semerkhet sprawls well. He's pushed Antunes's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Semerkhet tries a quick counter leg kick but Antunes is wise to it.
Antunes tries for a takedown but Semerkhet circles away easily
and Semerkhet counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Antunes fails with the takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Joaquim Antunes. That's going to take a lot out of him.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Antunes throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Semerkhet's waist but Semerkhet gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Antunes off to one side.
Semerkhet looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Antunes shoots in looking for a takedown. Semerkhet tries to sprawl out of it but Antunes keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Semerkhet manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Antunes looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Semerkhet is fending him off so far but Antunes persists. Nope, Semerkhet circles away and we're back to standing.
Antunes goes for a double leg but Semerkhet avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Semerkhet continues to drive forward.
Semerkhet thinks about the counter body kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Antunes shoots in looking for a takedown. Semerkhet tries to sprawl out of it but Antunes keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Semerkhet manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Antunes changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Semerkhet tries to avoid it but Antunes manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Semerkhet to the ground. Semerkhet escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Antunes with a lazy takedown attempt
and Semerkhet counters with a low kick, right behind Antunes 's knee.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Antunes is trying hard to land a takedown here. Semerkhet sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Semerkhet was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Both fighters are looking to counter, which isn't making for the most exciting fight in the world.
Antunes looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Semerkhet! But no joy.
Antunes fails to land the takedown.
Semerkhet lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Malakai Semerkhet seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Semerkhet slaps away a takedown attempt from Antunes, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Semerkhet counters with a body kick.
Antunes changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Semerkhet tries to avoid it but Antunes manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Semerkhet to the ground. Semerkhet escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Antunes fails with the takedown
and Semerkhet counters with a one-two to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
Malakai Semerkhet comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Semerkhet 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 Joseph Jones scores the fight 44:47
Judge Jonathan Paton scores the fight 44:47
Judge David Schapiro scores the fight 44:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Malakai Semerkhet!

Malakai Semerkhet is the new featherweight champion!
During a confident post fight interview, Malakai Semerkhet thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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26%

 

Event: TWGC 5 (145lbs, D1): Finals - Round 3     
Date:   Jan 05, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Stem Cell and Joaquim Antunes. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




170 cm
31 yrs
143 lbs



175 cm
24 yrs
155 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 0 losses; Stem Cell! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 6 wins and 1 losses; Joaquim Antunes!
The judges for this bout are Nard Betker, Albert Achterberg and Aafke Stam.


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

Cell has closed the distance and engaged Antunes in a clinch.

Cell has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Antunes is trying to keep an underhook but Cell manages to get the takedown into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Cell (2) vs (0) Antunes
Cell trying to pass the guard but Antunes defending well.
Antunes slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Cell wants to pass the guard but Antunes is keeping the position.
Cell wants to control from the top but Antunes keeps moving.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Antunes looking for a sweep. Not yet Antunes, not yet.
Cell is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Cell has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.
Antunes is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Antunes lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Cell (2) vs (2) Antunes
Antunes stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Cell swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Cell controls Antunes momentarily but Antunes frees himself.
Antunes wants to control from the top but Cell keeps moving.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Antunes forces his way into half guard.
Antunes looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Cell makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Cell.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Antunes pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Cell is keeping the position for now.
Antunes postures up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Antunes looking to pass the guard.
Antunes passes into half guard.
Cell is trying to get back to full guard.
Antunes trying to pass the guard but Cell defending well.
Cell tries to roll over but Antunes keeps him under control.
Cell won't allow Antunes to pass to mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Antunes content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Antunes works his way into full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Cell (2) vs (5) Antunes
Antunes looking to take Cell's back but Cell rolls and after a scramble, Cell ends up on top in guard. Nice escape there from Cell to escape a tricky position.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Cell (4) vs (5) Antunes
Antunes lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Cell (4) vs (7) Antunes
Cell looking for a sweep. Not yet Cell, not yet.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Antunes passes Cell's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Antunes trying to mount his opponent but Cell defends it.
Cell is refusing to be controlled, as Antunes sits in half guard.
Cell is positioning himself well to prevent Antunes advancing to mount.
Cell is trying to get back to full guard.
Cell manages to get to full guard.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Cell manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Antunes manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Cell (6) vs (7) Antunes
Cell looking to pass the guard.
Cell preventing the sweep.
Cell stays in close to Antunes's body and controls the position.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Antunes looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Cell wants to control from the top but Antunes keeps moving.
Cell trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Antunes working for a triangle but Cell defends it easily.
Cell wants to control from the top but Antunes keeps moving.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Antunes looking to hit a scissor sweep but Cell is one step ahead there.
Cell slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Score +3 for passing guard: Cell (9) vs (7) Antunes
Antunes is not content to let Cell control the position.
Antunes tries to bench press Cell off him but Cell keeps the position.
Cell controlling the position.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Cell trying to control the action but Antunes is working from the bottom.
Antunes seems a little lost for a moment, as Cell dominates the positioning.
Cell is looking to take a break and control but Antunes is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Antunes is trying to get back to half guard.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Antunes regains half guard.
Antunes wants to improve his position but Cell is controlling well.
Cell is looking to take a break and control but Antunes is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Antunes is looking to improve his position.
Antunes makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Antunes.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Cell trying to control the position from guard on top but Antunes is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Antunes looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Cell puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Cell trying to control the action but Antunes is working from the bottom.
The fighters are battling for position here. Antunes manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Antunes keeping moving, preventing Cell from controlling successfully.

Antunes is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Joaquim Antunes has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Antunes bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Cell's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Cell (9) vs (9) Antunes
Antunes tries to free his leg and advance position but Cell is retaining full guard.
Cell looking to hit a scissor sweep but Antunes is one step ahead there.
Antunes stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Cell swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Cell has control of Antunes's left arm, preventing Antunes from doing any damage.
Cell keeping moving, preventing Antunes from controlling successfully.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Antunes trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Antunes wants to control from the top but Cell keeps moving.
Antunes is looking to advance position but Cell has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Cell (13) vs (9) Antunes
Antunes slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Antunes trying to hold on to Cell's head to control him but Cell postures up.
Cell trying to control from half guard but Antunes is working away.
Stem Cell is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Cell is just content to waste time from the top position. Antunes takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.

Antunes throws his legs up looking for a submission but Cell uses it to pass to side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Cell (16) vs (9) Antunes
Cell controlling the position.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Cell has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.

And that's the end of the fight!
Cell takes the fight on points by 16 to 9.
A relieved looking Stem Cell thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: TWGC 5 (145lbs, D1): Finals - Round 2     
Date:   Jan 04, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Joaquim Antunes and Ein Stein. I'm sure you'll be fascinated to know that I was talking to some pointless Z list celebrity before the fight and he thought that Ein Stein was going to win. Let's see if he was right.




175 cm
24 yrs
155 lbs



167 cm
29 yrs
145 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of New York, with a TWGC record of 5 wins and 1 losses; Joaquim Antunes! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 2 losses; Ein Stein!
The judges for this bout are Patrick Alders, Saam Ante and Albert Achterberg.


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

Antunes gets the takedown into side control.
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Antunes (4) vs (0) Stein
Antunes working away.
Stein stops Antunes from passing to mount.
Stein tries to control but Antunes manages to take his back.
Score +3 for taking back: Antunes (7) vs (0) Stein

Antunes is looking for the choke from the back position but Stein is controlling his hands well.
Antunes controlling well, preventing Stein from escaping the position.
Antunes doesn't have the hooks in and Stein manages to turn into his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Antunes (7) vs (2) Stein
I've been told that Stein has been drilling his wrestling of late, which has already helped him take this fight to the mat. Let's see how much of an impact it has on the outcome of the ground game.

Antunes is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Stein is aware though and is defending well.
Stein is stalling in the full guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stein preventing the sweep.

Antunes is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Stein is aware though and is defending well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stein stopping the sweep attempt from Antunes.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Stein's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Antunes wants to sweep but no luck.
Stein content to stall in guard here.
Stein stopping the sweep attempt from Antunes.
Stein slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
Antunes looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stein postures up.
Stein wants to control from the top but Antunes keeps moving.

Antunes looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Antunes wants to improve his position but instead Stein has moved into half guard.
Antunes tries to get to full guard but Stein has control of the leg.
Stein is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Antunes tries to get to full guard but Stein has control of the leg.
Antunes is refusing to be controlled, as Stein sits in half guard.
Antunes is looking for a sweep. Stein is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Antunes is working hard here to advance position.
Stein not doing much here.
Antunes is staying active underneath Stein, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stein takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Stein trying to control from half guard but Antunes is working away.
Antunes wants to get back to full guard.
Antunes regains full guard. Nicely done.
Stein preventing the sweep.

Antunes looking for a guillotine here but Stein defends easily.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Stein passes Antunes's right leg, so he's now in half guard.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Antunes is staying active underneath Stein, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Stein perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Stein works his way into full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Antunes (7) vs (5) Stein
Stein trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Antunes keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Stein controlling his opponent.
Antunes is looking to get to half guard.
Antunes is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at HARRY'S, so we'll see if he gets out of it.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Stein looking to control but Antunes is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Antunes is looking to improve his position but Stein isn't that keen on the idea.
Antunes has given up his back - I don’t know if this is a deliberate ploy to try and escape or if he is just struggling down there.
Score +3 for taking back: Antunes (7) vs (8) Stein
Antunes is being controlled on the ground here - he must escape this position otherwise surely the end is near.
Antunes tries to break free.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Stein controls the position.
Stein controlling well, preventing Antunes from escaping the position.
Antunes wants to control his opponent's hands but Stein gets his hands free.
Stein is trying to stick to Antunes's back but Antunes is turning into Stein. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Stein's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Antunes.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Antunes (9) vs (8) Stein
Antunes looking to pass the guard.
Stein wants to sweep but no luck.
Stein keeping full guard, as Antunes tries to pass.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Stein can't keep his opponent in guard - Antunes advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Antunes trying to control from half guard but Stein is working away.
Antunes looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.

Antunes is looking for a kimura but Stein is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Antunes to get the leverage.
Antunes wants to pass to mount but Stein is defending the position.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Antunes working to pass to mount. He's got his hand pressing down on Stein's thigh. Stein counters though and makes it back to full guard.
Stein keeping full guard, as Antunes tries to pass.
Stein seems keen to control Antunes's posture.
Antunes advances to half guard.
Stein preventing any damage for now, controlling his opponent's head.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Stein is trying to get back to full guard.
Stein trying to control here.
Antunes trying to control the action but Stein is working from the bottom.
Antunes working to pass to mount. He's got his hand pressing down on Stein's thigh. Stein counters though and makes it back to full guard.
Stein working a defensive guard here.
Stein looking for a sweep. Not yet Stein, not yet.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Stein looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Antunes pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Stein is keeping the position for now.
Stein controlling Antunes's posture.
Antunes trying to control the position from guard on top but Stein is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Antunes slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Score +3 for passing guard: Antunes (12) vs (8) Stein
Ein Stein has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Antunes tries to advance to mount but can't.
Stein is looking for a sweep.
Antunes working away.
Antunes tries to advance to mount but can't.
Stein is trying to get back to half guard.
Joaquim Antunes is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Stein keeps trying to improve his position.
Antunes is looking to take a break and control but Stein is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Stein stops Antunes from passing to mount.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Antunes wants to control but Stein is keeping him busy.
Stein is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Antunes controlling the position from side mount.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Antunes seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Stein for as long as he can get away with.

And that's the end of the fight!
Antunes takes the fight on points by 12 to 8.
A relieved looking Joaquim Antunes thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
In defeat, Ein Stein stepped up to the mic, saying 'This wasnt real fight. 100shig.'.

 

Event: TWGC 5 (145lbs, D1): Finals - Round 1     
Date:   Jan 03, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Malakai Semerkhet and Joaquim Antunes. Semerkhet kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is راقصة صغيرة. Joaquim Antunes has the eye of the tiger tonight.




170 cm
24 yrs
154 lbs



175 cm
24 yrs
155 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 0 losses; Malakai Semerkhet! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 1 losses; Joaquim Antunes!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Blasius, Paulsen Ambrosius and Aafke Stam.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?
We've got one fighter who appears to only be looking to counter and the other not looking particularly aggressive either, so we could be in for a dull fight.
Antunes with a lazy takedown attempt

and Semerkhet holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Antunes wants to take the fight to the mat but Semerkhet manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.

Semerkhet manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Semerkhet keeping moving, preventing Antunes from controlling successfully.
Antunes pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Semerkhet is keeping the position for now.
Antunes is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Semerkhet working for a triangle but Antunes defends it easily.

Semerkhet had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Antunes defends it easily.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Semerkhet trying to control the position.
Antunes wants to control from the top but Semerkhet keeps moving.

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

Antunes is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Semerkhet keeping full guard, as Antunes tries to pass.
Semerkhet keeping moving, preventing Antunes from controlling successfully.
Semerkhet keeping full guard, as Antunes tries to pass.
Antunes forces his way into half guard.
Antunes wants to pass the guard but Semerkhet is defending well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Semerkhet wants to get back to full guard but Antunes has mounted him!
Score +3 for passing guard: Semerkhet (0) vs (3) Antunes

Antunes looks like he's working for a submission but he's not found anything just yet.
Antunes looking to control but Semerkhet is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Semerkhet manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Antunes tries to pass to full mount but Semerkhet defends it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Semerkhet is in trouble now - Antunes has advanced to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Semerkhet (0) vs (6) Antunes
Antunes tries to take Semerkhet's back but instead Semerkhet uses the opportunity to regain half guard.
Semerkhet regains full guard. Nicely done.
Antunes passes Semerkhet's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Antunes tries to pass the half guard into mount. Semerkhet knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Semerkhet makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Semerkhet.
Semerkhet is pulling down on Antunes's head. It's preventing any offense from Antunes, at least for the moment.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Antunes advances to half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Semerkhet is in trouble now - Antunes has advanced to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Semerkhet (0) vs (9) Antunes
Semerkhet is desperately trying to improve his position but Antunes has a good base and remains in mount.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Antunes fails to take his opponent's back.
Antunes mounts Semerkhet! Really nice guard pass there!

Antunes is working on an americana here. Ooh, that looks pretty nasty! Nope, Semerkhet has managed to escape the submission attempt.
Antunes wants to take Semerkhet's back here but Semerkhet is holding on to an arm, himself looking to escape.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Semerkhet has given up his back.
Score +3 for taking back: Semerkhet (0) vs (12) Antunes
Semerkhet wants to control his opponent's hands but Antunes gets his hands free.

Semerkhet is staying cool under pressure, defending well against the rear naked choke attempt from his opponent.

Semerkhet preventing the rear naked choke attempt from Antunes.

Antunes tightening his grip on Semerkhet, looking for the choke.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Semerkhet is keeping busy.
Antunes is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.

Semerkhet is displaying good submission defense - not really looking in danger of submitting to the rear naked choke at the moment. That could change in an instant of course if Antunes gets his way!

Semerkhet defends a prolonged rear naked choke attempt and turns nicely into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Semerkhet (2) vs (12) Antunes

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Semerkhet stopping the sweep attempt from Antunes.

Antunes is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Semerkhet defends well.
Antunes wants to sweep but no luck.
Antunes looking to control.
Semerkhet is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Semerkhet stopping the sweep attempt from Antunes.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Semerkhet stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Antunes swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Antunes is trying to control the position but Semerkhet postures up.
Semerkhet preventing the sweep.
Semerkhet wants to control from the top but Antunes keeps moving.
Semerkhet is really struggling to control Antunes but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Semerkhet sitting in guard here, content to control.
Antunes is trying to control the position but Semerkhet postures up.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Antunes has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Semerkhet has passed into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Semerkhet (5) vs (12) Antunes
Semerkhet trying to control the action but Antunes is working from the bottom.
Antunes tries to bench press Semerkhet off him but Semerkhet keeps the position.
Antunes is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Well, if Semerkhet is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.
Malakai Semerkhet has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Antunes is trying to get back to full guard.
Well,Semerkhet is on his way to losing a decision here. Can he use his experience to pull something off in the closing minutes?

Antunes actively working from the bottom here.
Antunes wants to improve his position but Semerkhet is controlling well.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Antunes is looking for a sweep. Semerkhet is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Semerkhet is controlling the pace.
Joaquim Antunes is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Antunes works his way to full guard. Good work.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Semerkhet content to stall in guard here.
Antunes looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Semerkhet looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Antunes is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Let's hope that Antunes 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.
Semerkhet trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Semerkhet is looking to work some ground and pound but Antunes has wrist control.

Antunes throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

And that's the end of the fight!
Antunes wins on points by 12 to 5.
An out of breath Joaquim Antunes thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.

 

Event: TWGC 5 (145lbs, D1): Montreal Qualifier - Round 2     
Date:   Dec 26, 2014

Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Ai Za and Joaquim Antunes. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!




181 cm
32 yrs
156 lbs



175 cm
23 yrs
155 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 3 losses; Ai Za! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 1 losses; Joaquim Antunes!
The judges for this bout are Yves DeLean, Gregory Folan and Dillan Fox.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.
Za gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily

and Antunes counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Antunes.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Za (0) vs (2) Antunes
Antunes pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Za is keeping the position for now.
We've been hearing good reports from Za's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Za is trying to control the position but Antunes postures up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Antunes trying to control the position from guard on top but Za is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Antunes pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Za is keeping the position for now.

Za is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Antunes is aware though and is defending well.
Antunes stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Za swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Antunes keeps trying to improve his position.
Antunes advances to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Za wants to improve his position but Antunes is controlling well.

Antunes is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Za sees it coming and defends easily.
Antunes works his way into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Za (0) vs (5) Antunes
Antunes passes to full mount! That's big trouble for Za!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Za (0) vs (7) Antunes

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Antunes goes for an armbar but Za turns quickly into his guard - lovely anticipation from Za.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Za (2) vs (7) Antunes
Za wants to control from the top but Antunes keeps moving.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Antunes looking for subs off his back but Za has passed one foot through into half guard.
Za moves into full mount! Antunes won't be happy about that!
Score +3 for passing guard: Za (5) vs (7) Antunes

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Za looking to secure an arm triangle but Antunes defends it well.
Za looking to control but Antunes is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Antunes prevents Za from taking his back.
Za tries to control but Antunes wriggling away.
Antunes is trying to reverse the position but instead Za has taken his back - oops!
Score +3 for taking back: Za (8) vs (7) Antunes
Za keeps control of the position as Antunes tries to break free.
A lull in the action here.
Antunes is in a world of trouble here. He's outmatched on the ground here and he'd better get Za off his back sharpish unless he wants to be submitted.

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Za is working really hard to secure the rear naked choke. Antunes defends successfully for a significant amount of time. Both fighters are looking very determined.
Antunes rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Antunes has found himself in a tricky position here. He's been working his transitions in training so let's see if he can work his way out of it.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Za is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Antunes tries to get to full guard but Za has control of the leg.
Antunes slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Antunes manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Za manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Za (8) vs (9) Antunes
Antunes passes into half guard.
Antunes trying to advance position but Za counters by regaining guard.
Antunes postures up.

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

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Antunes trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Antunes is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Antunes postures up.
Antunes looking to pass the guard.
Za wants to sweep but no luck.
Za working a defensive guard here.
Antunes looking to pass the guard.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.

Za is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Antunes defends well.
Antunes passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Score +3 for passing guard: Za (8) vs (12) Antunes

Antunes tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Antunes taking a break here but Za is having none of it and regains half guard.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Antunes trying to mount his opponent but Za defends it.
Za trying to control here.
Za is not content to let Antunes control the position.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Za gets back to full guard.
Antunes advances to half guard.
Za won't allow Antunes to pass to mount.
Za is staying active underneath Antunes, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Antunes is just content to waste time from the top position. Za takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.

Za is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Antunes defends well.
Antunes trying to control but Za is working from the bottom.
Za looking to control but Antunes passes into half guard.
Joaquim Antunes is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Antunes tries to pass the half guard into mount. Za knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Za is trying to maintain the position but Antunes is very close to passing his half guard.
Antunes looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Za moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Antunes wants to control from the top but Za keeps moving.

Za is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Antunes defends well.
Antunes tries to free his leg and advance position but Za is retaining full guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Antunes is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Ai Za has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

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

And that's the end of the fight!
Antunes wins on points by 12 to 8.
A relieved looking Joaquim Antunes thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.

 

Event: TWGC 5 (145lbs, D1): Montreal Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Dec 25, 2014

Coming up we have a featherweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Antonio Camatta and Joaquim Antunes. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




172 cm
25 yrs
155 lbs



175 cm
23 yrs
155 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the featherweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Montreal, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 3 losses; Antonio Camatta! And in the blue corner, fighting out of New York, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 1 losses; Joaquim Antunes!
The judges for this bout are Dillan Fox, William Peck and Yves DeLean.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?

Camatta drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Camatta (4) vs (0) Antunes
Camatta trying to control the position but Antunes is working away.
Antunes prevents Camatta from improving position.
Camatta wants to control but Antunes is keeping him busy.

Camatta is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Antunes is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Antunes tries to buck Camatta off but Camatta is having none of it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Camatta has knee on belly and now moves to full mount! Trouble for Antunes!
Score +2 for reaching mount: Camatta (6) vs (0) Antunes
Camatta with some aggressive grappling here, looking for the finish.
Antunes sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Antunes wants to improve his position but Camatta is controlling well.

Antunes actively working from the bottom here.
Antunes wants to get back to full guard but Camatta has mounted him!
Score +3 for passing guard: Camatta (9) vs (0) Antunes
Antunes regains half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are battling for position here. Antunes manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
We've been hearing that Camatta has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Antunes looking to hit a scissor sweep but Camatta is one step ahead there.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Camatta wants to pass the guard but Antunes is keeping the position.
Antunes tries to land a sweep but no joy.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Camatta trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Antunes has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Camatta can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Camatta trying to control the position from guard on top but Antunes is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Antunes looking for a guillotine here but Camatta defends easily.

Camatta drops back looking for a leg! Antunes is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Antunes manages to kick Camatta off! Camatta jumps back into Antunes's guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Camatta trying to control but Antunes is working from the bottom.
Antunes looking to hit a scissor sweep but Camatta is one step ahead there.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Joaquim Antunes!
A victorious Joaquim Antunes thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: SPNY 227: Surov - Onizuka     
Date:   Nov 29, 2014

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Joaquim Antunes and Ichabod Crane. Crane has chosen Way of The Ninja as his entrance music. Ichabod Crane has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

175 cm
23
155 lbs
13 - 2 - 0
165 cm
22
154 lbs
10 - 5 - 0
Great wrestler
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
BJJ Blue Belt
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Fury Nutrition Inc.

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Joaquim Antunes!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Ichabod Crane!
The judges for this bout are Columbo Gatti, Steve Montenegro and Russell Pearce.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Crane connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Antunes momentarily.
Crane misses with a combination

so Antunes counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Antunes stays in close to Crane's body and controls the position.
Antunes is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Antunes pushes down on Crane's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Antunes looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Crane with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Antunes passes to full mount!
Antunes pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Antunes landing shots from mount.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Antunes landing strikes, looking to finish!
Crane is wriggling around trying to escape.
A nice elbow there by Antunes.
Antunes landing strikes, looking to finish!
Antunes has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Antunes is landing with some decent strikes but Crane is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.
Antunes fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!
Antunes looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Antunes lands a big shot there that rocks Crane but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.

Crane is rocked!
Antunes is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Crane can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
Crane is still in real trouble! Can Antunes finish him?
Antunes postures up and lands a whopping elbow - oh that's hurt Crane bigstyle! Two more strikes land for Antunes and the fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Joaquim Antunes!
Joaquim Antunes retains his featherweight title!
Our winner, Joaquim Antunes, 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: SPNY 212: Conghaile - Onizuka     
Date:   Sep 20, 2014

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Malakai Semerkhet and Joaquim Antunes. Semerkhet comes to the cage accompanied by راقصة صغيرة. Man, I cannot wait for this one!

170 cm
22
154 lbs
12 - 3 - 0
175 cm
22
155 lbs
12 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Malakai Semerkhet!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Joaquim Antunes!
The judges for this bout are Franklyn Lucas, Reed Andrews and Jonathan Paton.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A bone on bone clash there as Antunes blocks the leg kick.
Semerkhet throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Semerkhet fails to land with a series of punches.
Antunes closes the distance and clinches up with Semerkhet, looking for a takedown. Antunes pushes Semerkhet against the cage but Semerkhet circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Semerkhet tries to work over Antunes's front leg with a kick but Antunes checks it.
We've been told by Semerkhet's head coaches at Convicted Fight Club that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Semerkhet looks to land a left hand but Antunes moved out of range nicely.
Semerkhet fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Antunes on the side of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Semerkhet swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Malakai Semerkhet seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Semerkhet cracks the inside of Antunes's front leg.
Semerkhet throws a leg kick

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

That's one minute gone in the round.

Semerkhet is looking for a triangle but Antunes pushes his legs off easily.
Semerkhet keeping full guard, as Antunes tries to pass.
Semerkhet wants to control but instead he gets his guard passed and Antunes is now in half guard.
Semerkhet is refusing to be controlled, as Antunes sits in half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Antunes thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Semerkhet tries to roll over but Antunes keeps him under control.
Antunes trying to pass the guard but Semerkhet defending well.

Semerkhet looking for subs from the bottom but Antunes mounts him!
Antunes looking to finish Semerkhet with some ground and pound. This is bad for Semerkhet!
Antunes landing strikes from the mount and Semerkhet is in trouble!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Antunes pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Antunes lands a big elbow.
Semerkhet slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Antunes frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Semerkhet regains half guard.
Antunes is looking to advance position but Semerkhet won't allow it.
Antunes prevents Semerkhet from improving his position.
Antunes looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Antunes is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Antunes not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Antunes is looking to pass Semerkhet's guard but actually Semerkhet recovers to full guard.
Antunes with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Semerkhet has momentary wrist control but Antunes slips an elbow through the middle.

Semerkhet has an active guard here but Antunes has managed to pass into half guard.
Antunes seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Semerkhet stuffs the takedown.
Semerkhet looks to land a body kick but Antunes moved away.
Semerkhet lands with a thumping leg kick.
Semerkhet throws the kick towards the body but Antunes avoids it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Semerkhet tries to close the distance and clinch up but Antunes swats him away and circles back towards the center.

Oooooh!!! Semerkhet has knocked Antunes down with a huge combo! Semerkhet steps away and waves a wobbly Antunes back to his feet! This one might not go much longer!

Antunes is rocked!
Semerkhet goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Antunes is still on wobbly legs! Can Semerkhet finish him?

That's one minute gone in the round.
Semerkhet looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Antunes seems to have recovered his senses.
Semerkhet wants to clinch.
Semerkhet misses with a kick to the body.
Antunes misses with a takedown

and Semerkhet counters with a head kick that drops Antunes to the mat! Antunes scrambles across the canvas and gets back to his feet, still wobbly!
Antunes avoids the body shot from Semerkhet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Semerkhet throws a hook but Antunes blocks it.
Semerkhet throws a push kick but Antunes slaps the foot to one side.
Semerkhet looks to throw a body kick

so Antunes counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Antunes is pushing down on Semerkhet's leg trying to pass to half guard. Semerkhet is fighting to maintain full guard but Antunes has managed to sneak the leg through.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Antunes is pressing down on Semerkhet's thigh, looking to free his foot. Semerkhet is holding on for now.
Antunes winds up and cracks Semerkhet with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Antunes uses his free foot to push down on Semerkhet's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Semerkhet.
BOOM! Antunes connects with a massive shot to the dome!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Semerkhet in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
Antunes raining down hammerfists from mount.
My spies in MMA Warrior (1000$ / 15 Elite Coaches) inform me that Antunes has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Antunes landing punches.
Semerkhet is trying to escape the mount.
Joaquim Antunes has got the better of the ground game so far.
Antunes connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
Antunes lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Semerkhet hang on?
Antunes has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
The referee warns Semerkhet that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
A nice elbow there by Antunes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Semerkhet is looking to improve his position but Antunes isn't that keen on the idea.
Antunes lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Semerkhet hang on?
Semerkhet keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Antunes scoring with strikes but Semerkhet is staying in there.
Semerkhet taking shots to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Joaquim Antunes showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Antunes shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Semerkhet defends it nicely.
Semerkhet throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Antunes shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Semerkhet lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Semerkhet.
A looping hook to the body misses from Semerkhet. Antunes does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Antunes displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Semerkhet throws out the jab.
Antunes moves out of range of the body kick.
Semerkhet will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Semerkhet misses with a low kick as Antunes jumps back.
A slapping leg kick lands for Semerkhet.
Antunes has a takedown stuffed.
Malakai Semerkhet has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Joaquim Antunes.
Semerkhet throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Antunes displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Semerkhet throws out the jab.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Antunes.
Antunes avoids the head kick by Semerkhet.
Semerkhet tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Antunes manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Semerkhet tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Semerkhet misses with a two punch combination.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Semerkhet looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Semerkhet connects with a nice looking jab.
Semerkhet swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A nice inside leg kick there by Semerkhet. That's going to slow Antunes down.
Semerkhet throws a looping overhand right but Antunes ducks down to avoid it.
Antunes checks a leg kick nicely.
A punch combination from Semerkhet misses.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Semerkhet dodges the ground and pound from Antunes.
Antunes cracks Semerkhet with a big right hand but Semerkhet just smiles back at him and invites him to have another go.
Antunes scoring with punches and elbows.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Antunes is looking to take a break and control but Semerkhet is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Antunes in side control, throwing shots but Semerkhet defends.
Antunes tries to advance to mount but can't.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Antunes has control of an arm but Semerkhet manages to advance to Antunes's back!

Antunes is having to fend off submission attempts from Semerkhet, who is looking to sink in the choke. Semerkhet doesn't have the hooks in though and Antunes manages to reverse position! He's now on top, in his opponent's guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Malakai Semerkhet clearly takes that round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Semerkhet looks to score with a jab to the body but Antunes is just out of range.
Antunes shoots and misses
and Semerkhet counters with a thumping low kick.
Semerkhet misses with a body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Antunes avoids the head kick by Semerkhet.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Antunes is defended easily by Semerkhet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Semerkhet throws a leg kick but Antunes moved away.
Semerkhet goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Malakai Semerkhet is winning the standup battle so far.
Semerkhet thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Antunes if he has to take too many more of those.
Semerkhet finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Semerkhet getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Semerkhet tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A low kick from Semerkhet misses

and Antunes counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Antunes tries to pass the half guard into mount. Semerkhet knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Semerkhet is trying to get back to full guard.
Antunes works his foot free and advances to mount.
Antunes dominating with strikes here.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Antunes scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish Semerkhet?

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Semerkhet is in a horrible position here. Antunes smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
A nice elbow there by Antunes.
Antunes punishing his opponent with strikes.
Semerkhet is looking to improve his position but Antunes isn't that keen on the idea.
BOOM! Antunes connects with a massive shot to the dome!
Semerkhet is trying to escape the mount.
The referee warns Semerkhet that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Antunes working Semerkhet over with strikes here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Antunes lands a big shot there that rocks Semerkhet but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Semerkhet is wriggling around trying to escape.
Antunes landing shots from mount.
Antunes landing strikes from the mount.
Antunes scoring with strikes but Semerkhet is staying in there.
Antunes fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!
Antunes dominating with strikes here.

Semerkhet is rocked!
Antunes landing punches.
Oh Semerkhet is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Antunes landing punches.
Antunes lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Joaquim Antunes dominated that fourth round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Some bone on bone action there as Antunes checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Semerkhet seems to have got his legs back now.
Semerkhet lands a leg kick that knocks Antunes off balance momentarily.
Semerkhet throws a wild body kick that Antunes sees coming a mile off.
Semerkhet misses with a straight right.
Semerkhet throws a body punch but Antunes moves out of range.
Antunes shoots in looking for a takedown. Semerkhet tries to sprawl out of it but Antunes keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Semerkhet manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Antunes looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Semerkhet is fending him off so far but Antunes persists. Nope, Semerkhet circles away and we're back to standing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Antunes shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Malakai Semerkhet has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Joaquim Antunes.
Semerkhet ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Antunes moves away.
Antunes moves out of range as Semerkhet throws a body kick.
Antunes blocks a head kick by Semerkhet.
Antunes keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Semerkhet throws a low kick, looking for Antunes's leg but Antunes calmly moves out of range.
Semerkhet wants to land a leg kick but Antunes is out of range.
Malakai Semerkhet has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Semerkhet looks to throw a body kick

and Antunes decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Semerkhet's guard.
Antunes is pushing down on Semerkhet's leg trying to pass to half guard. Semerkhet is fighting to maintain full guard but Antunes has managed to sneak the leg through.
Nice strikes from Antunes there.
Antunes tries to pass the half guard into mount. Semerkhet knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Semerkhet is staying active underneath Antunes, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Antunes moves nicely into side control.
Antunes working the ground and pound but Semerkhet is defending the strikes.
Joaquim Antunes 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.
Semerkhet manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Antunes with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Antunes wants to lay and pray for a moment but Semerkhet keeps working.
Antunes trying to pass the guard but Semerkhet defending well.
Antunes is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Antunes controlling from the full mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Antunes breaks from Semerkhet's wrist control and lands an elbow.
Antunes controlling his opponent.
Antunes landing shots from mount.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Antunes controlling from the full mount.

And that's the end of the fight!
Joaquim Antunes comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Antunes 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 Franklyn Lucas scores the fight 46:49
Judge Reed Andrews scores the fight 46:49
Judge Jonathan Paton scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Joaquim Antunes!

Joaquim Antunes is the new featherweight champion!
A relieved looking Joaquim Antunes 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: SPNY 209: Mendez - Rockamole     
Date:   Sep 10, 2014

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Joaquim Antunes and Peter Smith. Smith has chosen Crazy Train as his entrance music. Joaquim Antunes has a significant reach advantage - let's see if he can make it count.

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11 - 2 - 0
160 cm
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153 lbs
8 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Good kicks
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Joaquim Antunes!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Peter Smith!
The judges for this bout are Chad Campbell, Bruno Lombardi and Joseph Jones.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Smith throws a lazy body kick

so Antunes counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Antunes pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Smith is keeping the position for now.
Smith keeping moving, preventing Antunes from controlling successfully.
Smith will have to put a bit more behind his punches if he's going to do any damage from this position.

Smith working for a triangle but Antunes defends it easily.
Smith working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Antunes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Antunes wants to control from the top but Smith keeps moving.
Antunes trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Antunes passes Smith's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Smith wants to get back to full guard.
Antunes passes to side control.
Antunes lands an elbow.
Antunes has knee on belly and now moves to full mount! Trouble for Smith!
BOOM! Antunes connects with a massive shot to the dome!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Smith wriggling around on the bottom manages to avoid the strikes thrown by Antunes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Smith tries to lock up and control but Antunes gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Antunes working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Antunes lands with some strikes.
Antunes has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Antunes scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish Smith?
Antunes lands a heavy elbow.
Antunes is landing with some decent strikes but Smith is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.
Smith tries to get back to half guard but can't.
The crowd growing excited in anticipation of a finish here! Right on cue, Antunes cracks his opponent with a massive right hand that draws loud cheers!
Antunes with a couple of short strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Antunes scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish Smith?
Antunes scoring with strikes but Smith is staying in there.
Smith felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Antunes will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Antunes scoring with strikes but Smith is staying in there.
Antunes lands a big elbow.

Smith is rocked!
Smith is in a horrible position here. Antunes smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Smith is still in real trouble! Can Antunes finish him?
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Smith in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
Antunes connects with a bit shot that sees Smith covering up! More strikes from Antunes and the referee jumps in to stop the fight! Antunes is our winner by TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Joaquim Antunes!
A relieved looking Joaquim Antunes thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
Peter Smith spoke after the fight, saying 'Full respect to my opponent, hope the fans still want to see me fight '.
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Event: SPNY 204: Waitzel - Romo     
Date:   Aug 16, 2014

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ichabod Crane and Joaquim Antunes. Chooooooooon! I think Crane might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Way of The Ninja. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

165 cm
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154 lbs
7 - 3 - 0
175 cm
22
155 lbs
10 - 2 - 0
BJJ White Belt
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Good gas tank

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Fury Nutrition Inc.



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, for the vacant featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 7 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Ichabod Crane!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 10 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Joaquim Antunes!
The judges for this bout are Eddie Farnsworth, Lou da Vinci and Dean Styles.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Antunes defending well as Crane loads up on a big left hand.
Crane stuffs the takedown.

Crane feints and then winds up with a huge right hand that connects perfectly and sends Antunes sprawling to the canvas! Antunes rolls over backwards and springs off the cage and manages to regain his footing - how acrobatic! Oh, he's still wobbly - can Crane finish him?!

Antunes is rocked!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Antunes closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Crane did well to prevent Antunes getting side control.
Antunes is still in real trouble! Can Crane finish him?
Antunes sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Crane defending well though.
Crane on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Crane tries to get out of the position.
Crane tries to get to full guard but Antunes has control of the leg.
Crane keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Antunes looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Antunes seems to have recovered his senses.
Crane knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Antunes on the ground.
Crane is looking to improve his position.
Antunes looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Antunes not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Crane is in trouble now - Antunes has advanced to mount!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Antunes in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
Antunes landing strikes from the mount and Crane is in trouble!
Antunes is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Crane can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
My spies in immortals inform me that Antunes has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Crane is working to get back to half guard.
A nice elbow there by Antunes.
A nice elbow there by Antunes.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Antunes with the ground and pound from mount.
Antunes unloading with bombs!
Antunes is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Crane can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
Antunes is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Crane can't stay in a position like this for much longer.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Antunes lands a big shot there that rocks Crane but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
Antunes working Crane over with strikes here.

Crane is rocked!
Antunes looking to finish here with some ground and pound. He lands one big shot that has Crane 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 2:30 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Joaquim Antunes!
Joaquim Antunes is the new featherweight champion!
After winning the bout, Joaquim Antunes 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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