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Event: CEC 595     
Date:   Jun 15, 2018

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Sonny Ray Razor (ranked 1101 p4p, 165 weight class) and Rauli Raunio (ranked 1625 p4p, 248 weight class). Razor's entrance music is ONYX Feat. Biohazard - Judgment Night. A fine choice. Sonny Ray Razor could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Rauli Raunio's chin.

189 cm
33
210 lbs
19 - 11 - 0
198 cm
38
207 lbs
24 - 21 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Powerful

KOMBAT KLOTHING

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight 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 Montreal, Sonny Ray Razor!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 21 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Rauli Raunio!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Frank Antenori and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Raunio swings for the body but Razor moves out of range.
Raunio lands with an uppercut that bounces Razor off the cage and back into range.
Raunio ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Razor lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Razor scores with a hook.
Razor throws a body shot but no joy.
Razor rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Raunio moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Razor throws a right hand that misses
and Raunio makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Razor needs to keep his hands up - Raunio had a free shot at his head there.

Raunio moves into range and clinches up with Razor.
I was talking to Razor's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Razor is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Raunio is keeping busy.

Raunio breaks from the clinch.
Razor swats away the attempt to clinch by Raunio.
Razor is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Raunio is looking to slow Razor down with leg kicks.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Razor bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Razor tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Raunio was well out of range. Poor timing from Razor.
Raunio throws a leg kick that is checked
and Razor counters with an outside leg kick.
Razor steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Raunio.
Razor is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Raunio throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Raunio misses with a left hand

and Razor counters with a shoot takedown. Raunio fights it but they end up in guard.
Razor wants to control from the top but Raunio keeps moving.
Razor throws a strike but Raunio rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Razor is pulling down on Raunio's head. It's preventing any offense from Raunio, at least for the moment.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Razor is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Raunio accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Razor preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Raunio lands a couple of elbows.
Raunio missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Razor is adopting a defensive guard.
Raunio throwing strikes from guard but Razor blocks nicely.
Razor utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Razor wants to sweep here but Raunio controlling him for the moment.
Razor keeping moving, preventing Raunio from controlling successfully.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Raunio 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 Razor has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Razor and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.

Razor closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Raunio quickly recovers to half guard.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Razor tries to pass to full mount but Raunio defends it.
Razor not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Razor lands strikes from half guard.
Razor lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Razor 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.
Raunio is trying to maintain the position but Razor is very close to passing his half guard.
Raunio slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Razor trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Raunio working a defensive guard here.
Razor postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Razor 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.
Raunio is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Razor working some strikes from top position.
Razor postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Razor lands a couple of digs.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Razor throws a big right hand that misses.
Razor throws an elbow that misses. Raunio uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Razor's guard. Nice move by Raunio!

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

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


Razor blocks a head kick by Raunio.
Razor is looking to counter punch.
Raunio tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Razor connects with a body shot that sends Raunio's belly button to the back.
Raunio lands a nice shot to the body.
Raunio looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Razor looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Raunio throws a head kick that half lands.
Raunio ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Razor moves away.
Razor slips under a jab.
Razor checks a leg kick.
Razor fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Raunio manages to avoid it.
A punch lands to the side of Razor 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Rauli Raunio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Razor lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A slow jab from Raunio misses its intended target.
Razor blocks a low kick nicely.
Razor looks to score with a jab to the body but Raunio is just out of range.
Razor is looking to wear down Raunio with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Razor throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Razor moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Raunio thows a left - swing and a miss!
Raunio misses with a right hand
and Razor counters with a stiff right hand.
Raunio misses with an uppercut. Razor saw that one coming.
Raunio misses with a body shot.
Raunio looks to throw the jab but Razor is out of range.
Razor half committed to a counter leg kick.
Razor moves out of range of the strikes.
Razor misses with a jab, cross combination.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Raunio! But no joy.
Raunio throws a sloppy body shot

and Razor decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Raunio's guard.
Raunio keeping moving, preventing Razor from controlling successfully.
Razor is looking to work some ground and pound but Raunio has wrist control.
Razor with a nice head shot there.
Razor throws a big right hand that misses.
Razor cracks Raunio with a solid left hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Razor pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Raunio is keeping the position for now.
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!
Razor is working hard here to advance position.
Razor in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Razor landing with the ground and pound.
Razor slips nicely into half guard.
Razor is trying to control. Raunio wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Razor is looking to advance position but Raunio won't allow it.
Raunio keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Raunio has hold of Razor's hands but Razor slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Razor throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Razor is thwarting Raunio's attempts to control the position.
Razor scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Razor lands a big elbow from half guard. That looks like it's hurt Raunio quite badly. Raunio pulls Razor in close trying to recover. Razor postures up and lands two really hard shots that put Raunio on queer street! The ref takes a look and decides to call an end to the fight! Possibly an early stoppage but Raunio doesn't seem to be complaining too much.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:35 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Sonny Ray Razor!
After winning the bout, Sonny Ray Razor 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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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
51%

 

Event: CEC 588     
Date:   May 16, 2018

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rauli Raunio (ranked 2045 p4p, 292 weight class) and Feodor Shemelianenko (ranked 2908 p4p, 383 weight class). Shemelianenko has chosen 2Pac - I'm A Soldier (Echale Mojo Remix) as his entrance music. Feodor Shemelianenko has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Rauli Raunio's chin.

198 cm
37
207 lbs
23 - 21 - 0
184 cm
41
214 lbs
27 - 14 - 2
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Sin City Allstars



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 21 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Rauli Raunio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 14 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Feodor Shemelianenko!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Percy O'Donnell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Shemelianenko gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Shemelianenko is adopting a defensive guard.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Raunio's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Raunio working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Shemelianenko's head.
Shemelianenko 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.
Shemelianenko is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Raunio wants to control from the top but Shemelianenko keeps moving.
Shemelianenko controlling the position.
Raunio distracts Shemelianenko with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Shemelianenko is looking for a triangle but Raunio pushes his legs off easily.
Raunio 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.
Shemelianenko is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Shemelianenko being controlled here, momentarily.
Shemelianenko is trying to keep Raunio in close.
Shemelianenko looking to hit a scissor sweep but Raunio is one step ahead there.
Shemelianenko bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Raunio's guard.


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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Shemelianenko is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Shemelianenko is looking to work some ground and pound but Raunio has wrist control.
Shemelianenko postures up in Raunio's guard and throws a big left but Raunio blocks it.
Raunio will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Shemelianenko trying to control the position from guard on top but Raunio is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Raunio trying to keep a closed guard but Shemelianenko is proving a slippery customer.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shemelianenko trying to control but Raunio is working from the bottom.

Raunio is looking for a triangle here but Shemelianenko uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.
Raunio prevents Shemelianenko from moving into mount.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Raunio wants to get back to his feet but Shemelianenko is dominant here and he's now got Raunio's back!
Shemelianenko is looking cool and calm here, just waiting for a good opportunity to attack and finish the fight from this dominant position.
Raunio is trying to get back to his feet but he's not managed it yet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial.

Shemelianenko is remaining active here, looking for the choke. The more discerning members of the crowd will appreciate his efforts.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Shemelianenko missing with strikes from the back.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Shemelianenko closes the distance and clinches up with Raunio, looking for a takedown. Shemelianenko pushes Raunio against the cage but Raunio circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Raunio appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Raunio misses with a jab, cross combination.
Rauli Raunio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Raunio is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Shemelianenko's half guard.

Shemelianenko pushes Raunio off and gets back to his feet.
Shemelianenko checks a leg kick.

Shemelianenko shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Raunio working a defensive guard here.
Shemelianenko wants to stand and escape but instead Raunio has hit a sweep and he's now on top in guard.

Raunio trying to control the position from guard on top but Shemelianenko is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Shemelianenko utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shemelianenko trying to control the position.
Shemelianenko is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Raunio missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Raunio stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Shemelianenko swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Raunio working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Raunio preventing the sweep.
Raunio postures up in Shemelianenko's guard and throws a big left but Shemelianenko blocks it.
Raunio cracks Shemelianenko with a solid left hand.
Raunio in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Raunio throws a big elbow that misses.
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.
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.
Shemelianenko wants to stand and escape but Raunio is having none of it.
Raunio postures up and lands a big shot to Shemelianenko's brow.
Raunio stopping the sweep attempt from Shemelianenko.
Raunio trying to control but Shemelianenko is working from the bottom.
Shemelianenko utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Shemelianenko looking for a sweep. Not yet Shemelianenko, not yet.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Raunio misses with a hook.
Shemelianenko checks the leg kick.
Jab by Raunio.
Shemelianenko fails with an attempt to clinch.
Raunio looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Shemelianenko tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Raunio swivels and escapes.
Shemelianenko fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Raunio half committed to a counter leg kick.
Rauli Raunio has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Feodor Shemelianenko.
Raunio scores with a jab to the head.

It looks like Feodor Shemelianenko has been cut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Shemelianenko throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Raunio tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Shemelianenko is in Raunio's guard.
Raunio looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:29 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Rauli Raunio!
Rauli Raunio 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
36%

 

Event: CEC 581     
Date:   Apr 11, 2018

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Trevor Reznick (ranked 1124 p4p, 165 weight class) and Rauli Raunio (ranked 1539 p4p, 226 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

182 cm
37
207 lbs
36 - 19 - 0
198 cm
37
207 lbs
23 - 20 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)
Bullet Proof System

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 19 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Trevor Reznick!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 20 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Rauli Raunio!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Frank Antenori and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Reznick slaps away a takedown attempt from Raunio, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Raunio pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Raunio throws a shot from downtown. Reznick moves away and avoids it.
Raunio has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Reznick is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Raunio connects with a body shot.
Reznick lands a lovely overhand right.
Reznick throws a solid leg kick but Raunio takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Reznick.
Raunio has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Reznick.
Raunio misses with an uppercut
enabling Reznick to counter with a crisp jab.
Reznick lands with an overhand left.

Raunio is rocked!
Raunio switches off momentarily and Reznick cracks him with a monster right hand! Raunio topples backwards and makes a semi conscious attempt to cover up, as Reznick dives in to land one more shot, before the referee has time to call the fight. What a finish by Reznick!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:46 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Trevor Reznick!
Trevor Reznick decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
81%

 

Event: CEC 574     
Date:   Mar 11, 2018

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Ricky Blazer (ranked 706 p4p, 102 weight class) and Rauli Raunio (ranked 1173 p4p, 163 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

194 cm
35
218 lbs
29 - 20 - 0
198 cm
36
207 lbs
23 - 19 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Aspire Clothing

FORCEE



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 20 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ricky Blazer!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 19 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Rauli Raunio!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Jack Bonds and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Raunio shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Blazer defends it nicely.
Blazer thumps Raunio with a low kick.
Raunio misses with a lunging right hand
and Blazer counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Blazer paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
and Blazer counters with a massive uppercut that badly hurts Raunio! He's just covering up as Blazer starts to tee off till the referee steps in and stops the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:37 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Ricky Blazer!
Ricky Blazer 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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RATING
83%

 

Event: CEC 567     
Date:   Feb 07, 2018

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rauli Raunio (ranked 1652 p4p, 231 weight class) and Jamezdin Shraf (ranked 1804 p4p, 255 weight class). Shraf has chosen Road To Glory as his entrance music. The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.

198 cm
36
207 lbs
22 - 19 - 0
190 cm
36
212 lbs
22 - 17 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

FORCEE

Power Matrix Nutrition
IniTech Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 19 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Rauli Raunio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Jamezdin Shraf!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Jack Bonds and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Raunio walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Shraf keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Shraf shoots in looking for a takedown but Raunio manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Shraf's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Raunio swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Raunio misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Shraf.
Raunio thows a left - swing and a miss!
Raunio takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Shraf with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Raunio to score with a decent uppercut.
Shraf has a takedown stuffed.
Raunio dips to his left and cracks Shraf with an uppercut!
Raunio displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Shraf throws out the jab.
Raunio stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Raunio wants it to stay on the feet.
Rauli Raunio has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jamezdin Shraf.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Raunio.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A good leg kick by Raunio.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio lands a leg kick that knocks Shraf off balance momentarily.
Raunio shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Shraf pinned against the cage. Shraf gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Raunio tries to work over Shraf's front leg with a kick but Shraf checks it.

Shraf looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Raunio!
Shraf trying to control the action but Raunio is working from the bottom.
Raunio wants to control but Shraf postures up.
We've been hearing good reports from Raunio'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.
Raunio keeping his opponent close.

Shraf is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Raunio is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Shraf is trying to get an arm triangle but Raunio is defending well.
Shraf is looking to take a break and control but Raunio is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Shraf wants to take a breather but Raunio manages to regain guard - a lesson learnt for Shraf.
Shraf sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Raunio's guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Still in half guard, Shraf seems content to control.
Shraf tries to pass to full mount but Raunio defends it.
Raunio has his hands clasped together around Shraf's back. He's all about the action.
Shraf is looking to take a break and control but Raunio is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

Shraf seems to be working for a kimura but Raunio defends the submission attempt.

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.
Raunio is looking to control Shraf's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Raunio avoid being mounted?

Shraf seems to be working for a kimura but Raunio defends the submission attempt.

Shraf is looking for a kimura here.
Shraf stalling away here and it's allowed Raunio to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Jamezdin Shraf 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.


Shraf lands a right hook to the body.
Raunio uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Shraf.
Shraf throws a hook to the side of Raunio's head but Raunio sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Shraf swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Shraf misses with a hook.
Shraf takes a jab right on the kisser.
Raunio tries a low kick but Shraf avoids it.
Shraf with the counter takedown but Raunio avoids it easily.
Shraf slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Raunio looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Rauli Raunio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A chopping leg kick lands by Raunio.
Shraf throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Raunio counters with a nice uppercut.
Raunio throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Shraf sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Raunio lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shraf misses with a straight left.
Raunio ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Raunio lifts his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Raunio fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Shraf looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Shraf takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
A decent looking cross lands there for Shraf.
Raunio scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Raunio scores with a kick to the body.
Shraf misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Shraf avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Raunio lands with an overhand left.
Raunio slips under a jab.
Raunio is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Raunio staying out of range there.
Raunio throwing a counter right hand but Shraf manages to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio misses with a two punch combination.
Shraf might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Shraf shoots in looking for a takedown but Raunio manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Shraf's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Shraf sizes up Raunio with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Raunio misses with a double jab
and Raunio takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Raunio misses with a jab to the body
and Shraf counters with a nice uppercut.
Shraf looks to land a left hand but Raunio moved out of range nicely.
Raunio throws a right hand that Shraf ducks under and follows up with a left that Shraf also avoids with ease.
A little jabbing left from Shraf on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Shraf staying out of range there.
Shraf throws a good cross that connects.
Shraf throws a lazy uppercut
and Raunio counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Raunio scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Shraf doesn't seem bothered though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio throws a jab when Shraf was well out of range.
Raunio works the jab nicely.
Raunio loads up on a big right hand but Shraf slips the punch.
Raunio throws an overhand right that lands on Shraf's shoulder, as Shraf tries to avoid the shot.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Shraf! But no joy.
Shraf with a hook.
Raunio throws out a powerful jab.

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

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

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Shraf is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Raunio knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Shraf wants to take a breather but Raunio manages to regain guard - a lesson learnt for Shraf.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Raunio seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Shraf pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Raunio is keeping the position for now.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rauli Raunio dominated that second round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


Shraf closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Raunio jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Shraf throws an off balance right hand
and Raunio counters with a right hand to the body.
Raunio ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Shraf moves away.
Rauli Raunio is winning the standup battle so far.
Shraf bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Raunio ducks under a wild hook from Shraf.
Shraf blocks a jab.
Shraf fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Raunio manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Raunio ducks under a wild hook from Shraf.
Raunio swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Shraf cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
The fighters circling - Shraf throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Raunio throwing a counter right hand but Shraf manages to avoid it.
Raunio slips a straight right by Shraf.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio misses the jab.
Shraf throws the left hand but Raunio avoids the punch easily.
Raunio tried to counter with a leg kick but Shraf avoided it.
Raunio with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Shraf to score with a decent uppercut.
Shraf misses with an uppercut
and Raunio counters with a body kick that stops Shraf in his tracks momentarily.
Raunio blocks a jab.
Raunio throws a leg kick that misses.
Raunio looks for a takedown but Shraf sprawls well.
Raunio fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Shraf manages to avoid it.
Shraf is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Shraf swings for the body but Raunio moves out of range.
Shraf uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Raunio.
Raunio misses with a leg kick

and Shraf 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.

Shraf is looking for a kimura here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio trying to control from the bottom.

Raunio looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Shraf is trying to control the action in half guard but Raunio is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

Shraf is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Raunio has managed to free his arm - good work.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Shraf is looking for a kimura. It's pretty deep but Raunio still has the half guard so he's probably OK. Oh, Raunio has exploded into a beautiful escape there and after a quick scramble, he's ended up in side control on top! Nice work!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
You can see the frustration on Shraf's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Shraf tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Raunio wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
You can see the frustration on Shraf's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Raunio scores with punches from side control.
Shraf wants to control but Raunio postures up.
Shraf might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Raunio haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
Shraf takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Shraf tries to improve position but can't.
Shraf regains half guard.
Shraf taking some punishment here, with Raunio in his half guard.
Raunio thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Shraf's head.
Shraf tries to get to full guard but Raunio has control of the leg.
Shraf trying to control here but he's found himself mounted! Oh no!
Shraf is trying desperately to improve position.
Raunio lands a couple of good shots and Shraf has given up his back, trying to escape the position!
Shraf trying to control the position but Raunio manages to sink in the hooks.
Raunio throwing damaging strikes from the back! Shraf could be in trouble here!

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Rauli Raunio!

Rauli Raunio decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
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RATING
45%

 

Event: AD517     
Date:   Jan 07, 2018

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Connor Mac Burns (ranked 919 p4p, 135 weight class) and Rauli Raunio (ranked 1215 p4p, 172 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Burns might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to . Man, I cannot wait for this one!

189 cm
33
215 lbs
24 - 15 - 0
198 cm
36
207 lbs
22 - 18 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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FORCEE
RAGS of a RONIN



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Connor Mac Burns!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 18 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Rauli Raunio!
The judges for this bout are William Peck, Trevor Gratis and Ian Loll.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Burns misses with a body shot.
Burns ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Raunio moves away.
Burns scores with a jab to the body.
Raunio lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Nice cross by Burns.
Burns scores with a shot to the body.
Raunio feints and then cracks Burns's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Burns down.
Raunio misses with a low kick as Burns jumps back.
Raunio throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Burns - that will leave a mark!
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!
Burns lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
A looping hook to the body misses from Raunio. Burns does a little dance to reset his feet.
Burns takes a swing at Raunio's ribcage but misses.
Burns misses with a hook.
Burns connects with a body shot.
Burns misses with an uppercut. Raunio saw that one coming.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Raunio duly obliges.
Burns dips to his left and cracks Raunio with an uppercut!
Burns swings for the body but Raunio moves out of range.
Burns throws a nice outside leg kick.
Raunio throws a big shot that misses.
Raunio throws a body shot but no joy.
Raunio 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.
Raunio throws a leg kick
and Burns counters with a stiff right hand.
Burns tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Raunio was well out of range. Poor timing from Burns.
Burns misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Raunio.
Raunio connects with a good right hand that stumbles Burns. Burns circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Burns misses with an attempted mid kick.
Raunio throws a leg kick
and Burns counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

Raunio is rocked!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Burns uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Raunio.
Raunio is still on wobbly legs! Can Burns finish him?
Raunio misses with a few strikes there.
Raunio drops his hands momentarily. Burns doesn't need a second invitation, landing a shot to the temple. Raunio staggers and falls to the mat and the ref dives in to save him from any more punishment. Raunio doesn't seem happy with the stoppage but he was done.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Connor Mac Burns!
After the fight, Connor Mac Burns was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
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RATING
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Event: AD514     
Date:   Dec 30, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Mel Gordon (ranked 1803 p4p, 233 weight class) and Rauli Raunio (ranked 1808 p4p, 235 weight class). Gordon comes into the arena with S.O.B. - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats blaring out of the sound system. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

190 cm
36
217 lbs
25 - 18 - 0
198 cm
36
207 lbs
21 - 18 - 0
BJJ Brown Belt
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

FORCEE

FORCEE
RAGS of a RONIN



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 18 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Mel Gordon!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 18 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Rauli Raunio!
The judges for this bout are Gregory Folan, Steve Smith and Dillan Fox.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Raunio connects with a crisp jab.

It looks like Mel Gordon has been cut.
Gordon lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Raunio misses with a looping right.
Gordon goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Gordon bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Raunio 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.
Mel Gordon seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A leg kick checked by Gordon.
Raunio throws a looping overhand right but Gordon ducks down to avoid it.
Gordon misses with a few strikes there.
Gordon throws a wild body kick that Raunio sees coming a mile off.
A leg kick checked by Gordon.
Raunio takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Gordon moves in looking to clinch but Raunio pushes him off.
Raunio 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.
Raunio checks a leg kick.
Gordon tries to clinch there but Raunio circles away.
Raunio throws a series of punches but Gordon avoids them all with ease.
Raunio displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Gordon throws out the jab.
Raunio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Raunio avoids the head kick by Gordon.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Gordon moves in looking to clinch but Raunio pushes him off.
Gordon takes one to the chin there.
Gordon looks to clinch
enabling Raunio to counter with a crisp jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio misses with an uppercut.
Gordon pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Gordon pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Raunio moves out of range of the body kick.
Raunio throws an overhand right that lands on Gordon's shoulder, as Gordon tries to avoid the shot.
Gordon loses concentration momentarily and Raunio pounces with a three punch combo! Right, left, right! Gordon crashes face first to the mat, out cold! Raunio finishes this one with a fantastically precise combo! Great stuff.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:20 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Rauli Raunio!
A very excited looking Rauli Raunio rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
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RATING
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Event: AD508     
Date:   Dec 10, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Handsome Rutten (ranked 1400 p4p, 187 weight class) and Rauli Raunio (ranked 1359 p4p, 182 weight class). Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

188 cm
30
224 lbs
16 - 3 - 1
198 cm
35
207 lbs
21 - 17 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Dauntless
KAISER Nutrition - Q160

FORCEE
RAGS of a RONIN



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Handsome Rutten!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Rauli Raunio!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, Alec Ball and Yves DeLean.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Raunio displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rutten throws out the jab.
Raunio swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Raunio is looking to clinch.
Rutten throws a front kick that sends Raunio stumbling back into the cage.
Rutten misses with a low kick as Raunio jumps back.
Rutten misses with a shot to the body
and Raunio counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Rutten has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Valhalla Training Camp in the buildup to the fight.
Rutten digs a good body shot into Raunio's ribs.
Rutten does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.

Raunio manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Rutten on his heels. He'll look to pass Rutten's guard now, I'm sure.

Rutten pushes Raunio off and scrambles back to his feet.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutten jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Raunio looks to land a left hand but Rutten moved out of range nicely.
Rutten slips under a jab.
Sloppy strikes from Rutten. Those never looked like landing.
A big right from Rutten misses.
Raunio looks for a takedown but Rutten sprawls well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio cracks Rutten with a right hand to the side of the head.
Handsome Rutten seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rutten cracks the inside of Raunio's front leg.
Raunio closes this distance looking for a takedown but Rutten circles away.
Rutten wants to clinch up but Raunio keeps it at a distance.
Raunio is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Raunio tries to clinch but Rutten moves out of range.
Raunio jabs at Rutten's body.
Raunio misses with a straight left.
Rutten tries to land a front kick but Raunio steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Rutten turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Raunio chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rutten can pounce on him.
Rutten closes the distance looking to clinch
and Raunio counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutten throws a leg kick that is checked
and Raunio counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutten blocks a low kick nicely.
Rutten appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Rutten pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Raunio takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Rutten blocks a jab.
Rutten appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Raunio 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.
Raunio avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Raunio misses with an attempted mid kick.
Rutten throws a series of punches but Raunio avoids them all with ease.
Some bone on bone action there as Rutten checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Rutten ducks under a wild hook from Raunio.
Raunio avoids the body shot from Rutten.
Raunio tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Rutten counters with a stiff right hand.
Rutten keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio throws a sloppy head kick and Rutten moves out of range easily.
Raunio throws a looping overhand right but Rutten ducks down to avoid it.
Rutten throws a jab when Raunio was well out of range.
Raunio let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
A decent looking cross lands there for Rutten.
Rutten throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

Raunio closes the distance and clinches.
Rutten scores with a shot to the side of Raunio's head.
Raunio misses with a punch to the body.
Raunio blocking some punches.
Raunio throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Ruttens head.
A hook to the body from Raunio.
Rutten blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Rutten manages to break the clinch.
Rutten misses with the combination.
Raunio finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Raunio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Raunio loads up on a big right hand but Rutten slips the punch.
Raunio getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutten moves out of range of the body kick from Raunio.
Rutten connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Raunio's hands.
Raunio tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rutten was well out of range. Poor timing from Raunio.
Rutten ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Raunio moves away.
Raunio tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Rutten paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Rutten cracks Raunio with a good jab.
Handsome Rutten is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A jab from Rutten finds it's way through Raunio's defenses.

Raunio clinches with his opponent.
A head punch on the inside from Rutten fails to land.
Raunio blocking some punches.
Raunio swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutten uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutten scores with an uppercut up the middle.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Raunio connects with a leg kick. Rutten looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Raunio looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Rutten is fending him off so far but Raunio persists. Nope, Rutten circles away and we're back to standing.
Raunio throws a body punch but Rutten moves out of range.
Rutten throws a body shot but no joy.
The fighters circling - Rutten throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Rutten slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Raunio moves out of range of the strikes.
Rutten is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Raunio can do to turn this around?
Rutten fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Raunio on the side of the head.
Raunio ducks under a wild hook from Rutten.
Rutten misses with a hook.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutten misses with a head kick.
Raunio closes the distance and clinches up with Rutten, looking for a takedown. Raunio pushes Rutten against the cage but Rutten circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.

Raunio pushes Rutten up against the cage in a clinch.
Rutten misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rutten throws a head punch that misses.
A short left from Rutten.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutten misses with some punches.
Rutten misses with a hook from the clinch.
Raunio lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Rutten backwards.
Raunio cracks Rutten with a nice body shot.
Rutten throws a punch but it's blocked by Raunio.

Rutten breaks the clinch.
Raunio connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Rutten momentarily.
Raunio thows a left - swing and a miss!
Raunio ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rutten moves away.

Raunio clinches up with Rutten and pushes him back against the cage.
Raunio misses with some punches.
A head punch on the inside from Raunio fails to land.
Rauli Raunio seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Raunio lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rutten prevents the takedown attempt.
Handsome Rutten has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Rauli Raunio.

Rutten breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Rutten misses with a looping right.
Raunio slips under a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio connects with a jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rutten staying out of range there.
Rutten tried to counter with a leg kick but Raunio avoided it.
Rutten misses with a leg kick.
Raunio throws out a loose jab but Rutten uses good head movement to avoid it.
Raunio takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
A cross from Rutten lands.
Raunio digs a good body shot into Rutten's ribs.
Rutten misses with a hook. Raunio ducked under it nicely.
Raunio moves out of range of the body kick from Rutten.
Raunio tries to clinch there but Rutten circles away.

Raunio pushes Rutten up against the cage in a clinch.
A nice right hand lands inside from Raunio.
Raunio swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutten uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutten tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio tries to work over Rutten's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Rutten breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Raunio lands with a good body shot.
Rutten jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Raunio slips under a jab.
Raunio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rutten throws the left hand but Raunio avoids the punch easily.
Rutten takes one on the button.
Raunio scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Raunio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Raunio takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Raunio lands an overhand right.
Raunio is looking to score with low kicks.
Raunio wants to clinch up but Rutten keeps it at a distance.
Rutten quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Raunio swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
An attempted straight right counter from Rutten misses the target.
The fighters circle momentarily. Raunio darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
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!
Rutten throws a hook but Raunio avoids it easily.
Rutten lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Rutten lands a jab to the nose.
Rutten throws a leg kick which misses Raunio's front leg but catches the back leg as Raunio tries to avoid it.
Rutten missing with a left hand there. Raunio was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Good exchange - Raunio coming out on top.

Raunio moves into the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Raunio fails to land.
Rutten has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Rutten pushes Raunio back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Raunio working aggressively here.
Raunio blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A short right from Raunio.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Rauli Raunio will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Rutten's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Rutten stuns Raunio with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.

Raunio closes the distance and clinches.
Raunio lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Rutten or not.
Raunio lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A nice left hand lands by Rutten.
Raunio lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Rutten backwards.
Rutten tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutten's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Rutten misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutten lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Raunio displaying some good clinch control by pressing Rutten up against the cage.
Raunio blocking some punches.
Raunio blocks a body shot from Rutten.
Raunio tries to work over Rutten's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutten lands with a short shot to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutten's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutten tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rutten pushes Raunio back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.

Raunio is rocked!
Rutten unloads with a big right hand that wobbles Raunio! He's leaning against the cage trying to keep his feet but Rutten is unloading with more strikes now! Raunio drops to his knees and the referee stops the fight for a TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:19 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Handsome Rutten!
A very excited looking Handsome Rutten made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
77%

 

Event: AD502     
Date:   Nov 19, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Master Blaster (ranked 814 p4p, 117 weight class) and Rauli Raunio (ranked 957 p4p, 149 weight class). Master Blaster is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples... Tweaking his own nipples that is.

190 cm
28
217 lbs
15 - 7 - 1
198 cm
35
207 lbs
21 - 16 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

KAISER Nutrition - Q160
Humanoid Nutrition (160Q for 180$)

RAGS of a RONIN
FORCEE



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Master Blaster!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Rauli Raunio!
The judges for this bout are Yves DeLean, Robert Douchet and Alec Ball.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Blaster 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.
Blaster just misses with a punch to the body.
Raunio misses with the combination.
Blaster circles away from the clinch attempt.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Blaster lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
A left lands for Raunio.
Raunio scores with a jab to the head.
Raunio tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Blaster was well out of range. Poor timing from Raunio.
Blaster goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Blaster misses with an uppercut.
Rauli Raunio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The crowd cheers as Raunio lands an impressive looking overhand right. Blaster doesn't seem phased though.

It looks like Master Blaster has been cut.
Raunio shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Blaster finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Raunio gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Blaster counters with a body kick.
We've been informed that Raunio has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nice shot by Raunio.
Raunio misses the shot to the body.
Raunio steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Blaster.
Blaster throws a nice outside leg kick.
Raunio takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Blaster avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Raunio there as he acknowledges the shot.
Blaster lands with a nice body kick.
Blaster lands a nice looking body kick.
Blaster cracks the inside of Raunio's front leg.
Blaster throws a lazy uppercut
and Raunio counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Blaster thinking.
Raunio goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Blaster works over Raunio's head and body with a nice combination.
A chopping leg kick lands by Blaster.
Blaster swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Blaster throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Raunio.
A left and a right from Raunio both land. Nice combination.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Raunio throws a shot from downtown. Blaster moves away and avoids it.
Blaster takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Raunio throws a hook to the side of Blaster's head but Blaster sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Blaster 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.
Blaster connects with a solid leg kick.
Raunio takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Blaster connects with a leg kick. Raunio looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Blaster avoids the body shot from Raunio.
Raunio lands a jab to the head.
Raunio throws a shot from downtown. Blaster moves away and avoids it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blaster scores with a push kick.
Blaster punishes Raunio's body with a nice straight punch.
Raunio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

Raunio looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Blaster!
Raunio throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
Blaster is looking to work his way out of this bad position but Raunio is controlling him well.
Blaster defending against the ground and pound.
Blaster wants to escape from the position here - easier said than done!

Blaster explodes and escapes back to his feet! Nice escape there!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blaster tries to close the distance and clinch up but Raunio swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Raunio tries to clinch but Blaster moves out of range.
Raunio loads up on a big right hand but Blaster slips the punch.
Raunio ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Raunio avoids a kick to the body.
Blaster wants to slow Raunio down by chopping away at his legs.
Raunio ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Raunio moves out of range as Blaster throws a body kick.
Raunio ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Blaster moves away.
A slapping leg kick lands for Blaster.

Raunio gets a double leg takedown into Blaster's guard.

Blaster is edging up against the cage. He's using the cage to get back to his feet. Nice work there - the fighters are clinched.
Raunio wants a takedown but no success here.
Master Blaster has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Rauli Raunio.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Blaster pushes Raunio back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.

Blaster manages to break the clinch.
Blaster slips under a jab.
Raunio takes a head kick and keeps coming.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Raunio thows a left - swing and a miss!
Raunio gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Blaster misses with a low kick.
Blaster ducks under a wild hook from Raunio.
Raunio looks to land a left hand but Blaster moved out of range nicely.
Raunio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Blaster misses with a wild body shot.
Blaster dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Raunio. That did some damage!
Blaster fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Raunio.
Raunio wants to clinch.
Blaster tests Raunio's chin there with a solid looking shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Raunio takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Raunio fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
An attempted straight right counter from Blaster misses the target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Master Blaster dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Master Blaster's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Raunio lands with an overhand left.
Raunio throws a big shot that misses.
Blaster slips a straight right by Raunio.
Raunio's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Raunio thumps Blaster with a low kick.
Raunio on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Blaster is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Raunio can do to turn this around?
Blaster lands with a cross.
Blaster slips under a jab from Raunio.
Blaster tried to counter with a leg kick but Raunio avoided it.
Blaster scores with a decent looking hook.
Raunio moves out of range of the body kick from Blaster.
Raunio cracks Blaster with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Blaster takes one on the button.

Blaster tries to keep at a distance but Raunio has taken the fight into the clinch.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Blaster pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Blaster throws a head kick but Raunio moves out of range.
Blaster moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Raunio gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Blaster throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A nice inside leg kick there by Blaster. That's going to slow Raunio down.
Nice shot by Blaster.

Raunio is rocked!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio throws a hook but Blaster blocks it.
It looked like Blaster wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Raunio misses with a low kick.
Blaster takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Blaster is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Raunio.
Raunio only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Blaster tries a head kick but it misses.
Master Blaster is winning the standup battle so far.
Raunio tests Blaster's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Raunio misses with a hook. Blaster ducked under it nicely.
Raunio circles away from the clinch attempt.
Blaster moves out of range of the leg kick from Raunio.
An inside leg kick from Blaster misses.
Raunio moves in looking to clinch but Blaster pushes him off.
Raunio fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Blaster.
Blaster bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Raunio throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Blaster's waist but Blaster gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Raunio off to one side.
Raunio ducks under a wild hook from Blaster.
A slow jab from Raunio misses its intended target.
Raunio tries to bum rush Blaster with a series of wild strikes but Blaster uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Blaster ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
A telegraphed right hand from Raunio misses the target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Blaster slips under a jab.
Blaster blocks a leg kick.
A quick step to the side and Blaster tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Decent striking displayed by Blaster there.
Raunio swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Blaster ducks under a wild hook from Raunio.
Blaster connects with a high kick.
Raunio is still on wobbly legs! Can Blaster finish him?
Crack! A monster head kick from Blaster and Raunio falls like a tree - timbeeeeeeeeeeerrrr! A highlight reel knockout by Blaster!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:27 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Master Blaster!
A loyal slave to those sponsorship dollars, Master Blaster made sure he mentioned Spartan Nutrition, along with how happy he was to win his fight.
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FIGHT
RATING
79%

 

Event: AD494: Right Leg Hospital     
Date:   Oct 22, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rauli Raunio (ranked 1309 p4p, 195 weight class) and The Sun God Ra (ranked 1507 p4p, 225 weight class). 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.

198 cm
35
207 lbs
20 - 16 - 0
189 cm
39
222 lbs
24 - 19 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

RAGS of a RONIN
FORCEE

FORCEE



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Rauli Raunio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 19 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, The Sun God Ra!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, Dillan Fox and Yves DeLean.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ra fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Raunio manages to avoid it.
Ra keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

Ra closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Raunio blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Ra tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Raunio avoids it.
Raunio avoids the elbow strike from Ra, against the cage.
Raunio throws a head punch that misses.
Raunio wants to stall.
Raunio on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Ra tries to land knees in the clinch but Raunio avoids the damage to the body.

Raunio gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Ra regains guard.
Raunio throws a big right hand that misses.
Raunio 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.
Ra utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Ra is trying to hold Raunio in close to prevent damage but Raunio has managed to pass into half guard.
Raunio missing with the ground and pound from half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ra is not content to let Raunio control the position.
Ra slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Ra avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Raunio controlling from the top position.
Raunio trying to control but Ra is working from the bottom.
Raunio throwing strikes from guard but Ra blocks nicely.

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.
Raunio trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Raunio with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Raunio trying to control the position from guard on top but Ra is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Raunio with a flurry of punches that miss.
Raunio has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.
Ra being controlled here, momentarily.
Raunio won't allow Ra to sweep him here.
Raunio wants to control from the top but Ra keeps moving.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Ra lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ra throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Raunio scores with a jab to the body.

Ra rushes Raunio and presses him up against the cage.
Raunio gets through Ra's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Raunio blocks an elbow strike from Ra.
Ra misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Raunio.
Raunio dodges an elbow strike from Ra.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Ra.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
A body shot lands from Raunio.
A nice left hand lands by Raunio.
Raunio avoiding damage as Ra throws knees to the body.
Ra lands an elbow just above Raunio 's eye.
Raunio goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Ra looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Raunio lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Ra creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
With the fighters up against the cage, Ra throws an elbow but misses.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Raunio.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Raunio lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Raunio.
Raunio lands a left hand that snaps the head of Ra backwards.
Ra's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Raunio makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Raunio changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Ra fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Nice jab there from Ra.
Raunio staying out of range there.
Ra throws a big shot that misses.
Raunio was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Raunio takes a body punch but keeps moving.
The Sun God Ra is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Ra swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Raunio staying out of range there.
Ra pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Raunio swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Ra ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Ra takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Raunio lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.

It looks like The Sun God Ra has been cut.
Ra misses the shot to the body.
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 Rauli Raunio will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on The Sun God Ra's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Ra throws out a powerful jab.
Ra looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Raunio swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Raunio getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Raunio takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.

Ra is rocked!
Ra tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Raunio was well out of range. Poor timing from Ra.
Raunio tried to counter with a leg kick but Ra avoided it.
Ra is still on wobbly legs! Can Raunio finish him?
Raunio feints and then cracks Ra's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Ra down.
The fight stays on the outside here - Ra looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Ra seems to have recovered his senses.
Raunio bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Ra lands with a right hand.
The fighters circling - Ra throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
An attempted straight right counter from Raunio misses the target.
Raunio connects with a body shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Raunio walks forward and throws a big overhand right! Ra drops to the floor like a sack of potatoes! Raunio swarms on him with more punches until the referee wrestles him away from Ra's unconscious body! Wow, that was brutal!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:38 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Rauli Raunio!
A less than humble Rauli Raunio 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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FIGHT
RATING
53%

 

Event: AD488: To the Future     
Date:   Oct 01, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Colin Kaepernick (ranked 994 p4p, 145 weight class) and Rauli Raunio (ranked 905 p4p, 130 weight class). Colin Kaepernick had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

188 cm
37
218 lbs
29 - 20 - 2
198 cm
35
207 lbs
20 - 15 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

FORCEE

RAGS of a RONIN
FORCEE



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 20 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Colin Kaepernick!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Rauli Raunio!
The judges for this bout are Ian Loll, William Peck and Elvis Blanc.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Raunio tries to keep at a distance but Kaepernick has taken the fight into the clinch.
Raunio lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Kaepernick misses with the head strike.
Kaepernick misses with a body punch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Kaepernick creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Raunio throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Kaepernick misses with a punch to the body.
Kaepernick throws a punch but it's blocked by Raunio.
We've been informed that Raunio has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
A short right from Kaepernick on the inside.
Raunio tries to work over Kaepernick's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kaepernick blocking some punches.
Raunio blocks an uppercut.
Raunio tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Raunio misses with some punches.
Raunio can't find room to land a body shot as Kaepernick controls the action.
Kaepernick tries to throw a body punch but Raunio avoids it by throwing Kaepernick back against the cage.
Kaepernick misses with a hook from the clinch.
Kaepernick lands a right hand.
Raunio is working for takedown but Kaepernick is calmly controlling the position for now.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio goes for a takedown attempt but Kaepernick pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Raunio throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kaepernick is looking to counter punch.
Raunio comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Kaepernick throws a right hand that misses
and Raunio counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Raunio throws a poor cross that misses
and Kaepernick connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Raunio wants to clinch.
Kaepernick slips under a jab.
Kaepernick swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Raunio misses with a low kick as Kaepernick jumps back.
Kaepernick throws a hook but Raunio avoids it easily.

Kaepernick has Raunio up against the cage in a clinch.
Kaepernick swings wildly with an uppercut but Raunio uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kaepernick swings wildly with an uppercut but Raunio uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio has Kaepernick pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Kaepernick manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Colin Kaepernick has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Rauli Raunio.
A right hand to the body from Raunio.
Raunio is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kaepernick.
Raunio looking to slow down the pace here.
Kaepernick doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Kaepernick stops a takedown attempt from Raunio.
Raunio misses with a hook from the clinch.
Kaepernick pushes Raunio back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Raunio tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Raunio blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Kaepernick lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Kaepernick working aggressively here.
Raunio goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A shot in the inside from Kaepernick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Raunio fails to land.
Kaepernick gets through Raunio's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

Raunio is rocked!
Kaepernick dips a shoulder and cracks Raunio with a mighty uppercut! Raunio falls back against the cage and Kaepernick unloads with a barrage of strikes! Raunio is completely out with his eyes open, only supported by the cage! Save him ref! Eventually the ref decides to do his job and jumps in - Kaepernick screams abuse at the incompetent official before going over to celebrate with his corner. Brutal stuff!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:18 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Colin Kaepernick!
Colin Kaepernick made sure to mention his sponsor, FORCEE in his post fight interview.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
43%

 

Event: AD479: Aggressive Combat     
Date:   Sep 02, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rauli Raunio (ranked 470 p4p, 72 weight class) and Constantine Kermit (ranked 1001 p4p, 148 weight class). Constantine Kermit has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

198 cm
34
207 lbs
20 - 14 - 0
192 cm
32
220 lbs
19 - 11 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Bullet Proof System
Aspire Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Rauli Raunio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Constantine Kermit!
The judges for this bout are Ian Loll, Gregory Folan and Robert Douchet.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Raunio ducks under a wild hook from Kermit.
Kermit just misses with a punch to the body.
Raunio blocks a jab.
Rauli Raunio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Raunio fails with the takedown.
Raunio looks to land a right hand but Kermit moved out of range.
Raunio darts in trying to clinch
and Kermit counters with a straight right hand.
Kermit uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Raunio.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Raunio darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Raunio misses with a straight right.
Raunio bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Raunio takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Kermit.
Kermit throws a big shot that misses.
Raunio misses with a left hand

and Kermit counters with a nice right hand that sends Raunio toppling to the canvas! Raunio scrambles and gets back to his feet - can Kermit finish him?!

Raunio is rocked!
Kermit cracks Raunio with a left hook right on the temple and Raunio goes down! He's out! Referee! Stop the fight! Kermit lands a few more punches before the dopey ref steps in - hopefully Raunio is OK!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:20 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Constantine Kermit!
A victorious Constantine Kermit thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
70%

 

Event: AD471: 22th Storm     
Date:   Aug 05, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Texas Pete and Rauli Raunio. Pete has a slight injury, which hopefully won't affect the fight too much. 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!

180 cm
37
220 lbs
31 - 7 - 0
198 cm
34
207 lbs
19 - 14 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Very quick
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Humanoid Nutrition (160Q for 180$)
RAGS of a RONIN

Bullet Proof System



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Texas Pete!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Rauli Raunio!
The judges for this bout are Yves DeLean, Trevor Gratis and Robert Douchet.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pete just misses with a punch to the body.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Pete.
Raunio darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Raunio's corner calls for a 1-2. Raunio obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.

Raunio closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Pete quickly recovers to half guard.
Pete is breathing heavily.
Raunio throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Still in half guard, Raunio seems content to control.
Raunio is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Raunio is nestled in close to Pete, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Raunio throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Pete might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Raunio throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Ground and pound from Raunio.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Raunio not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Pete taking some punishment here, with Raunio in his half guard.
Raunio is trying to control. Pete wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Raunio content to control rather than advance.
Raunio sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Pete defending well though.
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. Raunio connects with a nice short shot to Pete's temple.

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.

Raunio is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Pete has managed to free his arm - good work.
Raunio is looking to take a break and control but Pete is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Raunio thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Raunio takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Pete shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Raunio with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Raunio ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Raunio thumps Pete with a low kick.
Raunio connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pete walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Raunio misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
A lazy left from Raunio finds it's target.
Raunio is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Raunio shoots in but Pete avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Pete throwing a counter right hand but Raunio manages to avoid it.
Pete takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Raunio swinging wildly here.

Oh, that's a big right hand from Raunio and Pete goes tumbling to the canvas! Raunio follows him to the ground and looks to finish from half guard.

Pete is rocked!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Raunio not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Oh Pete is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Raunio wants to control but Pete is keeping him busy.
Pete seems to have got his legs back now.
Raunio sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Pete defending well though.
Raunio throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Raunio drops an elbow to the side of Pete's head.
Raunio looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Ground and pound from Raunio.
Raunio scoring with strikes to the body and head.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Raunio looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rauli Raunio dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Pete takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Pete stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Raunio.
Raunio with a hook.
Pete ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Raunio moves away.
Raunio connects with a crisp jab.
Raunio steps into range and unloads a brutal right left combo! Pete is out on his feet! Raunio sets himself and nearly takes Pete's head off with a straight right, sending him crashing to the mat! Wow, that was nasty... but awesome! Wooo!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:33 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Rauli Raunio!
In his post fight interview, Rauli Raunio started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
44%

 

Event: AD463: Kill The Beast     
Date:   Jul 12, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rauli Raunio and Bjorn Ragnarsson. The crowd seem to be enjoying Ragnarsson's choice of entrance music: Anja - Where I Am. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

198 cm
34
207 lbs
19 - 13 - 0
190 cm
31
210 lbs
14 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Bullet Proof System

FORCEE



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Rauli Raunio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Bjorn Ragnarsson!
The judges for this bout are Gregory Folan, William Peck and Yves DeLean.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ragnarsson throws an off balance right hand
letting Raunio counter with a right hand.
Ragnarsson lands with a nice body punch.
Ragnarsson showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Raunio.
Raunio looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Ragnarsson bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Ragnarsson swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Raunio counters with a thumping low kick.
Ragnarsson throws a lazy right hand but Raunio sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Raunio scores with a jab to the body.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Ragnarsson, right into the meat.
Ragnarsson scores with a jab to the body.
Raunio moves forwards but Ragnarsson connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Ragnarsson jabs at Raunio's body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Ragnarsson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Raunio was well out of range. Poor timing from Ragnarsson.
Raunio looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Ragnarsson throws a sloppy head kick and Raunio moves out of range easily.
Raunio scores with a jab to the head.
Raunio doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Ragnarsson scores with a crisp jab that stopped Raunio in his tracks.
A slapping leg kick lands for Ragnarsson.
Ragnarsson is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Raunio rather than just go for the knockout.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ragnarsson throws a looping overhand right but Raunio ducks down to avoid it.
Raunio is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Raunio scores with a jab to the head.
Raunio throws a nice outside leg kick.
Ragnarsson lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Raunio throws a right hand that Ragnarsson ducks under and follows up with a left that Ragnarsson also avoids with ease.
Raunio dives in for a single leg takedown but Ragnarsson sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Ragnarsson shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Ragnarsson scores with a jab to the body.
Ragnarsson misses with the body kick
and Raunio counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Bjorn Ragnarsson is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Ragnarsson misses with a looping right.
Raunio was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
A cross from Raunio lands.
Bjorn Ragnarsson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Raunio misses with a hook to the body
and Ragnarsson counters with a body 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!
Ragnarsson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Raunio is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Ragnarsson lands with a thumping leg kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Ragnarsson.
Raunio fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Ragnarsson.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Ragnarsson lands a head kick!
A cross from Raunio lands.
Raunio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Ragnarsson feints and then cracks Raunio's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Raunio down.
A slow jab from Ragnarsson misses its intended target.
Ragnarsson throws a hook but Raunio blocks it.
Ragnarsson looks to land a body kick but Raunio moved away.
Ragnarsson feints and then cracks Raunio's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Raunio down.
Ragnarsson cracks Raunio with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Raunio fails with a takedown attempt.
Nice body punch from Ragnarsson.
Raunio misses the shot to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ragnarsson connects with the punch.
Raunio has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Ragnarsson.

Ragnarsson gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Nice body punch from Ragnarsson - that landed with a thud.
Raunio misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Raunio pushes Ragnarsson back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Ragnarsson throws a punch but it's blocked by Raunio.
Ragnarsson tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Raunio avoids it.
Raunio working aggressively here.
Raunio has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Ragnarsson avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Rauli Raunio. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Raunio tries for a takedown but Ragnarsson manages to get underhooks.
Ragnarsson lands a hook to the side of the head.
Still in the clinch, Ragnarsson scores with a nice short uppercut.
Ragnarsson can't find room to land a body shot as Raunio controls the action.
Raunio managing to block the knees to the body from Ragnarsson.
Ragnarsson throws a head punch that misses.
Ragnarsson tries a knee to the head but he's missed.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Raunio manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Ragnarsson lands a knee to the head.

Raunio is rocked!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Ragnarsson lands a left hand that snaps the head of Raunio backwards.
Oh Raunio is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Ragnarsson throws a knee to the head but misses.
Raunio lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Ragnarsson utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Raunio is breathing heavily.
Ragnarsson utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Ragnarsson landing knees to the head.

Ragnarsson pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Ragnarsson changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Ragnarsson throws a nasty head kick that just misses. He throws another kick to the head of his opponent and almost takes it off! Raunio crumples to the floor and the fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:34 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Bjorn Ragnarsson!
Jumping up and down and very excited, Bjorn Ragnarsson waved his t-shirt featuring FORCEE's logo in front of the cameras.
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
68%

 

Event: AD456: Fight junkies     
Date:   Jun 17, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between David Steel and Rauli Raunio. Steel comes to the cage accompanied by Kollegah - Bossaura. David Steel looks tired to me. Hopefully he has got enough gas left in the tank to put in a good performance.

190 cm
40
215 lbs
37 - 24 - 1
198 cm
33
207 lbs
18 - 13 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250

Bullet Proof System
Voodoo Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 37 wins, 24 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, David Steel!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Rauli Raunio!
The judges for this bout are Steve Smith, Gregory Folan and Yves DeLean.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Steel misses with a straight left.
Steel 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.
Raunio scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Raunio with a nice cross.
Raunio has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Steel is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Raunio scores with the left hand. Steel knows he should have avoided that one.
Steel misses with a kick to the body.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Raunio! But no joy.
Steel misses with an uppercut
and Raunio counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Raunio staying out of range there.
Raunio lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Raunio scores with a body shot.
Steel throws a jab when Raunio was well out of range.
A shot to the body from Steel misses
and Raunio connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Raunio clinches up against the cage.
A short right from Raunio.
Raunio blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Stalling in the clinch from Raunio.
Steel blocking some punches.
Steel throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Raunios head.

Steel's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Raunio dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Steel just misses with a punch to the body.
Steel throws a hook to the side of Raunio's head but Raunio sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Steel misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Raunio counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Steel is breathing heavily.
Steel throws a head kick that misses.
Raunio works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Jab from Raunio.
Decent striking displayed by Raunio there.
Raunio scores with a punch to the head.

Raunio steps into range and cracks Steel with a monster punch that buckles his knees! Steel flops backwards and Raunio dives into his guard looking to finish!

Steel is rocked!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Raunio is working Steel over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Oh Steel is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Raunio lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Steel seems to have got his legs back now.
Raunio is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Raunio connects with a couple of short punches.
Raunio is in close to Steel's body, working some short punches and elbows.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Raunio has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Raunio throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Raunio working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Raunio is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Raunio scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Raunio lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Raunio wants to pass the guard but Steel is keeping the position.
Raunio throwing strikes from guard but Steel blocks nicely.
Steel being controlled here, momentarily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio landing with the ground and pound.
Raunio makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Raunio chips away with some ground and pound.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Raunio is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Raunio trying to control the position from guard on top but Steel is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Raunio is looking to work some ground and pound but Steel has wrist control.
Raunio postures up.
Steel keeping moving, preventing Raunio from controlling successfully.
Steel wants to get back to his feet but Raunio is in a dominant position and won't allow it.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

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.
Steel looks to land a left hand but Raunio moved out of range nicely.
Raunio throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Steel is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Raunio's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
A nice leg kick lands there from Raunio.
Steel scores with a nice strike.
Steel looks to throw a body kick
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Raunio.
Nice straight punches there by Raunio. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Raunio.
Raunio lands with a nice body punch.
David Steel seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Raunio cracks Steel with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Steel takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Steel has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Steel there as he acknowledges the shot.

Raunio moves into the clinch.
Raunio lands with a short head shot on the inside.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Steel.
Steel can't break the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Raunio scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Raunio has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Steel pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Raunio unleashes a big counter combination but Steel bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Steel throws a push kick but Raunio slaps the foot to one side.
Steel takes a jab right on the kisser.
Steel misses with a right hand
enabling Raunio to counter with a crisp jab.
Raunio scores with a shot to the body.
Raunio throws a nice outside leg kick.
A decent looking cross lands there for Raunio.

Raunio drops Steel with a big left hand and mounts him. Steel is in big trouble!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Raunio looking to control and managing it successfully.
Steel is looking to get to half guard.
Raunio putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Raunio is landing with some decent strikes but Steel is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.
Raunio loads up with a big shot that hurts Steel! He's pulled Raunio in close but Raunio has postured up and lands more strikes. Can Steel survive? More strikes from Raunio and Steel is out! The ref jumps in to save him! Brutal ground and pound!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:18 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Rauli Raunio!
Rauli Raunio decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
69%

 

Event: AD446: Flash Pointing     
Date:   May 17, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Enzo Matias Demaestri and Rauli Raunio. 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.

200 cm
33
211 lbs
20 - 21 - 0
198 cm
33
207 lbs
17 - 13 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Very quick
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)

Bullet Proof System
Voodoo Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 21 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Enzo Matias Demaestri!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Rauli Raunio!
The judges for this bout are Alec Ball, William Peck and Robert Douchet.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Demaestri misses with a straight left.
Demaestri tries to bum rush Raunio with a series of wild strikes but Raunio uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Raunio jabs Demaestri to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Raunio throws the kick towards the body but Demaestri avoids it.
Raunio throws an off balance right hand
and Demaestri counters with a nice uppercut.
Raunio takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.

Demaestri fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Raunio, pushing him back against the cage.
Raunio misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Demaestri wants to break the clinch but can't.
Demaestri blocks a body shot from Raunio.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Demaestri.
Raunio tries to work over Demaestri's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Demaestri's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Demaestri fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Raunio on the side of the head.
Raunio avoids the body shot from Demaestri.
Demaestri swinging wildly here.
Demaestri 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.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Raunio thows a left - swing and a miss!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Demaestri pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Raunio lands a really nice looking cross but Demaestri seems unphased.
Demaestri shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Raunio eats them both and turns towards Demaestri to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Demaestri tries to clinch but Raunio is having none of it.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Raunio.
Enzo Matias Demaestri seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Demaestri tries to clinch but Raunio moves out of range.
A left and a right from Demaestri both land. Nice combination.
Demaestri swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Raunio throws out a loose jab but Demaestri uses good head movement to avoid it.
Raunio misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Demaestri.

Raunio gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Still in the clinch, Raunio scores with a nice short uppercut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Demaestri creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Demaestri stops a takedown attempt from Raunio.
Raunio is looking to take this one to the mat.
Enzo Matias Demaestri has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Rauli Raunio.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Demaestri blocks an uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Demaestri fails to land.
Demaestri can't break the clinch.
Demaestri looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Demaestri blocks an uppercut.
Demaestri is trying to maintain a safe position but Raunio gets an underhook and turns Demaestri into the cage.
Raunio has a couple of punches blocked by Demaestri.
We've been informed that Raunio has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.

Demaestri breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Demaestri tries to clinch but Raunio is having none of it.
Raunio keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Demaestri.
Demaestri takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Demaestri is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Raunio throws out a counter right but Demaestri avoids it with no problem.
Raunio tries to clinch up but Demaestri circles away and keeps his distance.
Raunio throws a big shot that misses.
Raunio shoots in looking for a takedown. Demaestri tries to sprawl out of it but Raunio keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Demaestri manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Demaestri's waist but Demaestri gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Raunio off to one side.
Demaestri tries to counter by clinching up but Raunio breaks away and moves out of range.
Enzo Matias Demaestri is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Demaestri scores with a hook.

Raunio dives in and scores a takedown into Demaestri's guard.
Demaestri is looking to stand up but Raunio isn't so interested in that idea.
Raunio throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Demaestri works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Raunio missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Raunio prevents Demaestri from getting back to his feet.

The fighters are working up against the cage. Demaestri manages to wriggle his way back to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched against the cage.
Raunio tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Demaestri's elbow.
Demaestri working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Raunio misses with a hook from the clinch.
Demaestri tries to break the clinch but Raunio is controlling the position.
Raunio can't find room to land a body shot as Demaestri controls the action.
Demaestri is trying to maintain a safe position but Raunio gets an underhook and turns Demaestri into the cage.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Raunio doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Raunio 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!
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Demaestri.
Raunio goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A nice right hand lands inside from Raunio.
Demaestri is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Demaestri prevents the takedown attempt.
Raunio tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Demaestri tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Enzo Matias Demaestri dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Demaestri walks into a straight right hand from Raunio.
Raunio uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Demaestri.
Demaestri rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Raunio moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Demaestri throws an off balance right hand
and Raunio counters with a nice leg kick.
A jab from Demaestri misses.
Raunio fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Raunio scores with a jab to the head.
Demaestri throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Demaestri throws a jab when Raunio was well out of range.
Demaestri misses with an uppercut
and Raunio counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Raunio scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.

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

Demaestri kicks Raunio off and gets back to his feet.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Demaestri with a hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Demaestri chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Raunio can pounce on him.
Raunio misses with a takedown attempt - Demaestri sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Nice uppercut there from Raunio.
Raunio tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Raunio shoots in looking for a takedown. Demaestri tries to sprawl out of it but Raunio keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Demaestri manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Demaestri lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Raunio circles away quickly and effectively.
Raunio keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Demaestri.
A little jabbing left from Raunio on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Demaestri will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Demaestri fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.

It looks like Enzo Matias Demaestri has been cut.
Demaestri misses with a double jab.
Raunio showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Demaestri.
Demaestri with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Raunio to score with a decent uppercut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Demaestri misses with a looping left.
Demaestri misses with a body shot.
The fighters circling - Raunio throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
The fighters circle momentarily. Raunio darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Raunio takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Raunio throws the left hand but Demaestri avoids the punch easily.
Raunio lands with a straight right. Demaestri didn't see that one coming.
Demaestri wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Demaestri with a nice cross.
Nice cross by Raunio.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Demaestri closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Demaestri tries to clinch there but Raunio circles away.
It seemed like Raunio was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Demaestri looks to score with a jab to the body but Raunio is just out of range.
Demaestri cracks a nice hook into Raunio's ribs.
Raunio cracks Demaestri with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Demaestri misses with a straight right.

Raunio gets tackled into the cage by Demaestri. Demaestri maintains the clinch.
Demaestri blocks an uppercut.
Raunio makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Demaestri can't break the clinch.
Demaestri throws a head punch that misses.
A body shot lands from Raunio.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Demaestri stops a takedown attempt from Raunio.
Enzo Matias Demaestri has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Rauli Raunio.
Demaestri looking to slow down the pace here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Demaestri breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Demaestri lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Raunio throws a body punch but Demaestri moves out of range.
Raunio cracks Demaestri with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Raunio fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Raunio tries for a takedown but Demaestri sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Demaestri on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
A looping hook to the body misses from Raunio. Demaestri does a little dance to reset his feet.
Demaestri moves in looking to clinch but Raunio pushes him off.
Raunio tries to bum rush Demaestri with a series of wild strikes but Demaestri uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Demaestri paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Demaestri tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Raunio counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Rauli Raunio will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Enzo Matias Demaestri's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Raunio misses with a leg kick.
Raunio attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Demaestri throws out a powerful jab.
Raunio lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Raunio.
Demaestri moves away from the strike by Raunio.
A looping hook to the body misses from Raunio. Demaestri does a little dance to reset his feet.
Demaestri throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Raunio sees it coming and avoids it easily.

Demaestri clinches up against the cage.
A nice left hand lands by Raunio.
Raunio lands a hook to the side of the head.
Raunio misses with a short punch on the inside.
Raunio lands a 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!
Demaestri doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Demaestri breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Demaestri misses with a two punch combination.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Demaestri ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Raunio moves away.
Raunio connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Demaestri's hands.
Demaestri misses with an uppercut.
Raunio connects with a nice looking jab.
Raunio uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Demaestri.
Raunio scores with a jab to the head.

Demaestri is rocked!
Raunio turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Oh Demaestri is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!

Raunio clinches with his opponent.
Demaestri seems to have got his legs back now.
Raunio misses with a punch on the inside.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Demaestri misses with a punch on the inside.
Raunio pushes Demaestri back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Raunio wants a takedown but no success here.
Demaestri looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Demaestri misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio wants a takedown but no success here.
Demaestri working aggressively here.
Raunio lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Demaestri is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Enzo Matias Demaestri has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Rauli Raunio.
Raunio swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Demaestri throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Raunios head.
Demaestri takes a shot to the head.
A shot in the inside from Demaestri.
Demaestri dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Raunio wants to stall.
Raunio tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Demaestri's elbow.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Raunio.
Demaestri throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Raunios head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Demaestri is trying to break the clinch but Raunio is controlling him.
Raunio is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Raunio blocking some punches.
Raunio stalling in the clinch.
Raunio is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Demaestri is keeping busy.
Demaestri working aggressively here.
Demaestri lands with a short punch from the clinch.

Demaestri breaks from the clinch.
Demaestri missing with a left hand there. Raunio was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Demaestri misses with a straight right.
Demaestri swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Demaestri throws a right hand that misses
and Raunio counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
A big right from Raunio misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Demaestri takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Raunio tries to work over Demaestri's front leg with a kick but Demaestri checks it.
Raunio swats away the attempt to clinch by Demaestri.
Demaestri swats away the attempt to clinch by Raunio.
Raunio lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Demaestri digs a good body shot into Raunio's ribs.
Raunio throws a shot from downtown. Demaestri moves away and avoids it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Demaestri fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Raunio manages to avoid it.
Demaestri tries to clinch there but Raunio circles away.
Raunio tried to score with a low kick but Demaestri checks it.
Demaestri connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Raunio momentarily.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Raunio.

And that's the end of the fight!
Rauli Raunio comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Raunio 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 Alec Ball scores the fight 28:29
Judge William Peck scores the fight 29:28
Judge Robert Douchet scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Rauli Raunio!

Rauli Raunio 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
68%

 

Event: VFA 12     
Date:   Apr 15, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rauli Raunio and Jarvis Avalon. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

198 cm
33
207 lbs
17 - 12 - 0
190 cm
33
210 lbs
10 - 10 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Rauli Raunio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Jarvis Avalon!
The judges for this bout are Albert Achterberg, Paulsen Ambrosius and Radbod Blank.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Avalon moves away from the strike by Raunio.
Raunio jabs at Avalon's body.

Raunio rushes Avalon and presses him up against the cage.
Raunio blocking some punches.
Raunio pushes Avalon back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Raunio has a couple of punches blocked by Avalon.
We've been hearing reports that Raunio has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Avalon tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Raunio's elbow.
Raunio softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Raunio lands a right hand that snaps the head of Avalon backwards.
Avalon lands with a left to the head.
A right handed body shot lands from Raunio.
Avalon throws a head punch that misses.
Avalon tries to throw a body punch but Raunio avoids it by throwing Avalon back against the cage.
Avalon drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Raunio misses with a hook from the clinch.

Avalon breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Raunio throws a leg kick
and Avalon finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Good work by Raunio as he checks the leg kick.
Avalon throws a head kick that misses.
Raunio connects with a jab.

It looks like Jarvis Avalon has been cut.
Avalon misses with a jab to the body
letting Raunio counter with a right hand.
Raunio just misses with a punch to the body.
Avalon throws a half hearted mid kick.
Avalon uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Raunio.
Raunio jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Avalon swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Avalon uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Raunio.

Avalon moves into the clinch.
Avalon scores with a shot to the side of Raunio's head.
A head punch on the inside from Avalon fails to land.
Raunio lands a shoulder strike.
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!
Avalon misses with a hook to the ribs.
Raunio can't get the takedown.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio misses with a hook from the clinch.
Avalon misses with some punches.
Avalon lands a left hand that snaps the head of Raunio backwards.
Avalon lands with a left to the head.
Avalon tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Avalon misses with a body punch.
Avalon doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Avalon misses with some punches.
Avalon fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Raunio prevents a body shot from Avalon.
A right handed body shot lands from Avalon.
Avalon tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

Avalon breaks the clinch.
Raunio throws a shot from downtown. Avalon moves away and avoids it.
Avalon avoids the body shot from Raunio.
Raunio throws a body shot but no joy.
Raunio swings for the body but Avalon moves out of range.
Raunio throws an overhand right that lands on Avalon's shoulder, as Avalon tries to avoid the shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Avalon counters with a nice uppercut.
Raunio throws a front kick aimed at Avalon's knee but Avalon avoids it well.
Avalon takes a swing at Raunio's ribcage but misses.
Avalon dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

Raunio pushes Avalon up against the cage in a clinch.
Raunio lands a body shot.
A short left from Avalon.
Raunio is looking to take this one to the mat.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Rauli Raunio. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Avalon misses with some punches.
Avalon blocks a punch to the side of the head.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Raunio.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Raunio.
Avalon tries to break free but Raunio pushes him back against the cage.
Raunio prevents a body shot from Avalon.
Raunio has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Avalon after a bit of a struggle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Raunio scores with a nice hook to the head.
Raunio misses with some punches.

Avalon pulls guard successfully.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Raunio won't allow Avalon to sweep him here.
Raunio missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Avalon wants to sweep here but Raunio controlling him for the moment.
Raunio postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Raunio is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Avalon controls Raunio momentarily but Raunio frees himself.

The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Avalon is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.

Avalon isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Raunio stacks Avalon 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 Raunio!
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 Rauli Raunio will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Jarvis Avalon's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Raunio shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Avalon is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Donk. Avalon catches Raunio right on the button with a cross.
Avalon rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Raunio cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Raunio stuns Avalon with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Raunio attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Raunio is looking to slow Avalon down with leg kicks.
Raunio wants to land a leg kick but Avalon is out of range.
Raunio lands with an uppercut that bounces Avalon off the cage and back into range.
Raunio scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Nice cross by Raunio.
Avalon misses with a right hand
and Raunio counters 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!
Avalon tests Raunio's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Raunio is looking to chop away at Avalon's legs.
Avalon punishes Raunio's body with a nice straight punch.
Avalon connects with a looping right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Raunio fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Avalon, pushing him back against the cage.
Avalon lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Raunio or not.
Raunio is working for takedown but Avalon is calmly controlling the position for now.
Avalon blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Raunio lands a body shot.
Avalon prevents a body shot from Raunio.
Raunio tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Avalon's elbow.
Raunio lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Raunio scores with a shot to the side of Avalon's head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Avalon.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Avalon.
Raunio swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Raunio misses with a body punch.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Avalon misses with a hook to the ribs.
Avalon misses with a hook from the clinch.
Raunio is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Rauli Raunio. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Raunio lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Avalon lands a body punch.
A head punch on the inside from Raunio fails to land.
Avalon's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Avalon lands a right hand that snaps the head of Raunio backwards.
A shot in the inside from Raunio.
A body shot lands from Raunio.

Avalon escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Raunio throws a leg kick that misses.
Avalon throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Raunio stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Raunio, as that shot connected.
Raunio lands a jab to the nose.
Raunio is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Nice sprawl there from Raunio as Avalon shoots in.
A telegraphed right hand from Raunio misses the target.
Good shot there by Raunio.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Avalon on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Raunio throws a leg kick which misses Avalon's front leg but catches the back leg as Avalon tries to avoid it.
Avalon takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Raunio fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Avalon is out of range.
Raunio is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Avalon can do to turn this around?
Avalon wants to clinch.
Raunio throws a big shot that misses.
Avalon drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Raunio defends it well.
The fighters circle momentarily. Raunio darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Raunio throws a shot to the body.
Avalon avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Avalon with the counter takedown but Raunio avoids it easily.
Avalon misses the jab.
Raunio works the jab nicely.
Raunio is looking to score with low kicks.
Jarvis Avalon seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Avalon uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Raunio.
Raunio moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Avalon lands a jab to Raunio's midsection.
Avalon ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Raunio moves away.
Avalon connects with a right hand. Raunio shakes it off.
Raunio paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
A slow jab from Raunio misses its intended target.
Raunio fails with a takedown attempt.
A combination from Raunio does no damage.
Avalon tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Avalon tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.

Avalon drives through with a takedown into Raunio's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Avalon trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rauli Raunio dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Jarvis Avalon's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


Avalon pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Raunio appears to be looking for a big counter.
Raunio tries to clinch up but Avalon circles away and keeps his distance.
Avalon looks for a takedown but Raunio sprawls well.
Raunio cracks a nice hook into Avalon's ribs.
Raunio just misses with a punch to the body.
The fight stays on the outside here - Avalon looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Avalon takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Avalon avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Raunio lands a leg kick that knocks Avalon off balance momentarily.
Avalon pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Raunio back to the cage. Avalon follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Raunio cracks Avalon with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio tests Avalon's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Avalon misses with a body punch
and Raunio counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Avalon scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Raunio just misses with a punch to the body.
Raunio shoots in for a double leg but Avalon sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Raunio throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Raunio scores with a jab.
Sloppy strikes from Avalon. Those never looked like landing.
Avalon takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Raunio misses with a straight right.
And Avalon tries to counter it with a takedown but Raunio pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Raunio walks into a stiff left hand from Avalon.
Avalon uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Raunio.

Raunio has taken the fight to the clinch.

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 short left from Avalon.
Avalon leaning against his opponent.
Raunio tries to throw a body punch but Avalon avoids it by throwing Raunio back against the cage.
Avalon struggles to land a body shot inside as Raunio controls his hands.
Raunio takes a shot to the head.
Raunio is trying to maintain a safe position but Avalon gets an underhook and turns Raunio into the cage.
Avalon working some nice short punches in the clinch.

Avalon pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Raunio pivots, looking for a leg kick but Avalon is out of range and Raunio settles back down.

Avalon has Raunio up against the cage in a clinch.
Raunio misses with a punch to the body.
Avalon fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Avalon misses with some punches.
Avalon has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Avalon throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Raunios head.
Raunio is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Avalon is defending well against a takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Rauli Raunio. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Raunio is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Avalon gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Good body shot from Avalon.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Avalon looking to stall.
Avalon swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Avalon tries to score a body lock takedown but Raunio shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Raunio tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

Avalon pulls Raunio into guard.
Rauli Raunio is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Raunio showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Avalon controls Raunio momentarily but Raunio frees himself.
Jarvis Avalon has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Avalon has control of Raunio's left arm, preventing Raunio from doing any damage.

Avalon working for a triangle but Raunio defends it easily.

Raunio avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Raunio controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Avalon trying to punch from his back but it's not doing any damage.

Avalon working for a triangle but Raunio defends it easily.
Raunio controlling from the top position.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Jarvis Avalon.
I think Raunio 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 Albert Achterberg scores the fight 28:29
Judge Paulsen Ambrosius scores the fight 29:29
Judge Radbod Blank scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Jarvis Avalon!
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Event: VFA 10     
Date:   Apr 01, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Jericho Hill and Rauli Raunio. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

180 cm
29
208 lbs
18 - 14 - 3
198 cm
32
207 lbs
17 - 11 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Hellbent

Voodoo Nutrition
Bullet Proof System



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 14 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Jericho Hill!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Rauli Raunio!
The judges for this bout are Paulsen Ambrosius, Wagner Zegers and Saam Ante.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Raunio tries to move into range but Hill moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Raunio on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Hill throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Raunio looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Hill lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Raunio throws a quick inside leg kick.
Raunio looks to throw the jab but Hill is out of range.
Raunio with a jab.
Hill motions for Raunio to come forward. Hill throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.

Raunio clinches up with Hill and pushes him back against the cage.
Hill struggles to land a body shot inside as Raunio controls his hands.
Raunio misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Raunio lands a shoulder strike.
Hill working aggressively here.
Raunio working aggressively here.
Hill cracks Raunio with a nice body shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Raunio takes a knee to the side of the body.
Raunio looks winded!
Raunio's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Hill can't find room to land a body shot as Raunio controls the action.
Hill lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Raunio or not.
A short left from Hill.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hill is stalling here.
Hill lands with a right to the head.
Hill misses with a punch on the inside.
Hill lands with a left to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Hill.
Hill tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Hill lands with a short shot to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Raunio fails to land.
Raunio working aggressively here.
Hill scores with a shoulder strike.

Raunio is rocked!
A short left from Hill.
Raunio is still on wobbly legs! Can Hill finish him?
Hill pushes Raunio against the cage. Hill is working some dirty boxing. Hill pushes off with a quick right hook! Raunio goes down! Raunio tries to stand but stumbles back to his kness! Hill moves in to finish and the ref steps in to prevent any more damage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:46 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Jericho Hill!
After winning the bout, Jericho Hill thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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Event: VFA 7     
Date:   Mar 11, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rauli Raunio and Jarvis Avalon. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

198 cm
32
207 lbs
16 - 11 - 0
190 cm
32
210 lbs
10 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Powerful

Voodoo Nutrition
Bullet Proof System

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Rauli Raunio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Jarvis Avalon!
The judges for this bout are Wagner Zegers, Nard Betker and Paulsen Ambrosius.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Raunio throws a hook but Avalon avoids it easily.
Raunio shoots in for a takedown but Avalon shows good takedown defense.
We've been told by Raunio's head coaches at Hellfire Antechamber that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Avalon takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Raunio misses with a wild body shot.
Avalon throws a shot to the body.
A combination from Raunio does no damage.
Raunio missing with a left hand there. Avalon was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Avalon swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Nice straight punches there by Raunio. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Raunio.
A big left from Raunio misses.
Avalon slaps away a takedown attempt from Raunio, before circling back to the center of the mat.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Raunio takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Avalon staying out of range there.
Raunio checks the leg kick.
Avalon tries to move into range but Raunio moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A jab from Raunio does it's job there.
Raunio cracks Avalon with a right hand to the side of the head.
Raunio takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Raunio misses with a hook
and Avalon counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
The fighters circle momentarily. Avalon darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Raunio throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Avalon swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Raunio stuffs the takedown attempt from Avalon. Avalon gets slowly back to his feet.
Avalon throws a low kick but Raunio avoids it.

Raunio dives in and scores a takedown into Avalon's guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Avalon throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Raunio throwing strikes but missing.
Raunio scoring with some ground and pound.
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.
Avalon can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Raunio controls the pace.

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

Avalon had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Raunio defends it easily.

Avalon looking for a guillotine here but Raunio defends easily.

Avalon is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Raunio is aware though and is defending well.

Raunio drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Raunio jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Raunio cracks Avalon with a solid left hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio lands a couple of elbows.
Raunio landing some decent shots from guard.
Raunio won't allow Avalon to sweep him here.

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

Avalon looking for a guillotine here but Raunio defends easily.
Raunio looking to sit in guard and control but Avalon gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Avalon trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Raunio manages to land a sweep and now he's on top!


That's four minutes gone in the round.

Avalon is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Raunio missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Raunio looking to sit in guard and control but Avalon gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Avalon loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Avalon wants to control from the top but Raunio keeps moving.
Avalon won't allow Raunio to sweep him here.
Avalon trying to control but Raunio is working from the bottom.
Raunio working a defensive guard here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


The fighters circling - Avalon throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Raunio wants to slow Avalon down by chopping away at his legs.
Raunio throws a leg kick that is checked

and Avalon counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Raunio!
Raunio is trying to control Avalon's posture but Avalon avoids it.
Raunio holds on to Avalon's head and controls the position momentarily.
Avalon trying to control the position but Raunio is working away.
Avalon is working Raunio over with some ground and pound from side control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Avalon is trying to ground and pound but Raunio uses the momentary lack of control by Avalon to regain half guard.
Raunio is trying to control but can't.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio blocking the ground and pound attempt from Avalon.
Avalon thows a huge punch but Raunio dodges it nicely.
Avalon not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Avalon wants to take a breather but Raunio is having none of it.
Jarvis Avalon has got the better of the ground game so far.
Avalon throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Raunio to regain full guard.
Raunio looking to control.
Avalon throws an elbow that misses. Raunio uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Avalon's guard. Nice move by Raunio!

Raunio has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Raunio throws a big right hand that misses.
Raunio loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Raunio throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Avalon works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Avalon trying to control the position.
Raunio wants to control from the top but Avalon keeps moving.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Avalon works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Raunio trying to control but Avalon is working from the bottom.
Avalon looking for a sweep. Not yet Avalon, not yet.

Avalon escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Raunio gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Avalon is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

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

Avalon is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Raunio defends well.
Raunio trying to control the position from guard on top but Avalon is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Avalon has momentary wrist control but Raunio slips an elbow through the middle.
Raunio is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Avalon keeping moving, preventing Raunio from controlling successfully.
Avalon utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.

Avalon is looking for a triangle but Raunio pushes his legs off easily.

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

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.
Raunio working some strikes from top position.
Raunio seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
Raunio trying to control but Avalon is working from the bottom.
Raunio is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Avalon is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
Avalon not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Raunio content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Raunio wants to pass the guard but Avalon is keeping the position.
Avalon is trying to control the position but Raunio postures up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


That kick from Avalon tenderised Raunio's leg. Raunio is trying to keep his angry face on.
Raunio just misses with a punch to the body.
Avalon displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Raunio.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Avalon! But no joy.
Raunio throws a hook to the side of Avalon's head but Avalon sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Avalon with the counter takedown but Raunio avoids it easily.
Avalon scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Avalon will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Avalon connects with a body shot that sends Raunio's belly button to the back.
Raunio misses with a low kick.
Raunio moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.

It looks like Jarvis Avalon has been cut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Avalon darts in and clinches Raunio up against the cage.

Avalon escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Avalon digs a good hook to Raunio's body.
Raunio shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Avalon but Avalon pushes him off and we're back to square one.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Raunio dodges the punch combination from Avalon.
Raunio misses with a body shot.
Avalon throws out a counter right but Raunio avoids it with no problem.
A big left from Raunio misses.
Avalon lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Raunio moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Raunio checks the leg kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Raunio misses the target.
Raunio throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Avalon looks to land a combination but Raunio avoids it well.
Avalon thows a left - swing and a miss!
Avalon misses with a jab, cross combination.
Raunio was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio misses the jab.
Avalon throws a jab but it's blocked by Raunio.
Jarvis Avalon seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Avalon throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Raunio connects with a good right hand that stumbles Avalon. Avalon circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Avalon throws a predictable looking body shot
and Raunio counters with a leg kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Raunio tries for a takedown but Avalon circles away easily
and Avalon connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Rauli Raunio. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Avalon fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Raunio is out of range.
Raunio ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Avalon moves away.
Raunio lands with a cross.
Raunio throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Avalon on the side of the head.
Raunio jabs Avalon right on the nose. Avalon blinks but takes it well.
Raunio missing with a left hand there. Avalon was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Nice body punch from Raunio.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Avalon moves out of range of the strikes.
Raunio works Avalon's body with a nice hook.
Avalon uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Raunio.
Raunio avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Raunio is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Raunio takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Raunio slips under a jab from Avalon.
Rauli Raunio is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
A low kick from Avalon misses
and Raunio counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Raunio needs to keep his hands up - Avalon had a free shot at his head there.
Raunio lands a nice shot that snaps Avalon's head back.
Avalon lands a nice hook to Raunio's body. Raunio takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Raunio misses with a straight left.
Raunio tries to clinch there but Avalon circles away.
Avalon throws a lazy uppercut
and Raunio counters with an inside leg kick.
Jarvis Avalon has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Avalon takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Avalon misses with a lunging right hand
letting Raunio counter with a right hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Avalon misses with a right hand
and Raunio counters with a lovely straight right hand!
No luck for Raunio with that takedown attempt.
Raunio throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Raunio.
Avalon tries to clinch there but Raunio circles away.
Avalon lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Avalon connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Raunio's hands.
Raunio cracks the inside of Avalon's front leg.
Raunio on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Avalon misses with an uppercut
and Raunio counters with a straight right hand.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Wagner Zegers scores the fight 27:30
Judge Nard Betker scores the fight 30:27
Judge Paulsen Ambrosius scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Rauli Raunio!

After the fight, Rauli Raunio was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
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Event: VFA Wednesday Fights 1     
Date:   Feb 08, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rauli Raunio and Davide Dileo. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

198 cm
32
207 lbs
15 - 11 - 0
192 cm
33
223 lbs
18 - 8 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Bullet Proof System
Voodoo Nutrition

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Rauli Raunio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Davide Dileo!
The judges for this bout are Albert Achterberg, Paulsen Ambrosius and Paul Aken.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Dileo keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Dileo is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Raunio misses with a looping right.
Dileo tries to counter by closing the distance.
Raunio stalks Dileo and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Dileo's face. Dileo staggers backwards, shaken.
A left lands for Raunio.
Raunio scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Raunio misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Raunio lands a nice hook to Dileo's body. Dileo takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Raunio slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Good work by Dileo as he checks the leg kick.
Dileo looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
We've been told by Raunio's head coaches at Hellfire Antechamber that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Raunio listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Dileo on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.

Oooooh!!! Dileo has knocked Raunio down with a huge combo! Dileo steps away and waves a wobbly Raunio back to his feet! This one might not go much longer!

It looks like Rauli Raunio has been cut.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Dileo shoots in and gets a takedown into Raunio's guard.
Dileo controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Raunio looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Raunio can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Dileo controls the pace.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Raunio is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Raunio controlling Dileo's posture.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Raunio throws a body punch but Dileo moves out of range.
Dileo bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Raunio displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Dileo throws out the jab.

Dileo feints and then dives in with a takedown. That was a long way out but the feint bought him enough time to close the distance and complete the takedown. Now we'll play guard for a bit and see who can get the better of that position.
Dileo stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Raunio swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Dileo stays in close to Raunio's body and controls the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dileo pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Raunio is keeping the position for now.
Raunio has control of Dileo's left arm, preventing Dileo from doing any damage.
Dileo trying to control the position from guard on top but Raunio is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Raunio has Dileo pulled in close to control his posture.
Raunio wants to sweep here but Dileo controlling him for the moment.
Raunio seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Dileo takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.

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.
Raunio with a hook.
Raunio fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Raunio misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Dileo.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Dileo.
Raunio lands a jab.
Raunio misses with a looping left.
Raunio connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Dileo momentarily.
Rauli Raunio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Raunio changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rauli Raunio dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Rauli Raunio's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Raunio jabs Dileo right on the nose. Dileo blinks but takes it well.
Dileo lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Dileo.
Raunio lands a right hook to the body.
Dileo swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Raunio lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.

Raunio shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Dileo's guard.
Raunio connects with a couple of short punches.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Dileo 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 has been an exciting period of action!
Dileo wants to free his trapped foot but Raunio is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Dileo controlling the pace.
Dileo seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Raunio does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dileo trying to control from Raunio's half guard. Raunio has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
Raunio managing to control the position.
Dileo not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Raunio pulls Dileo in close to prevent any damage.
Dileo is stalling in the full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Raunio is looking to stand up but Dileo isn't so interested in that idea.

Raunio throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Davide Dileo has got the better of the ground game so far.
Raunio has control of Dileo's left arm, preventing Dileo from doing any damage.
Dileo is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio controlling Dileo's posture.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Raunio lands a lovely overhand right.
Raunio rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Dileo counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Dileo shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Raunio looks to score with a jab to the body but Dileo is just out of range.
Dileo flicks out a counter leg kick but Raunio steps away.
Dileo looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Raunio throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Raunio takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Raunio is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Dileo.
Dileo with the counter takedown but Raunio avoids it easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Raunio throws the left hand but Dileo avoids the punch easily.
Raunio is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Dileo can do to turn this around?

Dileo decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Raunio is controlling Dileo's position as best he can from this difficult position.
Dileo wants to advance to full mount but Raunio doesn't think that's going to happen and regains full guard instead.
Dileo looking to pass the guard.
Raunio utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Dileo wants to control from the top but Raunio keeps moving.
Raunio is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
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 Rauli Raunio will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Rauli Raunio's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!


A nice leg kick lands there from Raunio.
Raunio lands with an overhand left.
Dileo takes a shot to the body in his stride.

Raunio has closed the distance and engaged Dileo in a clinch.

Raunio breaks the clinch.
Raunio tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Dileo was well out of range. Poor timing from Raunio.
Dileo appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Raunio misses with a body shot.
As Raunio backs off Dileo throws a huge counter combo but Raunio manages to avoid it all.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Raunio throws a lazy uppercut
and Dileo counters with a body kick.
Raunio tries to land a front kick but Dileo steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Dileo throws a counter combo.
Raunio cracks Dileo with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio throws a lazy right hand but Dileo sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Raunio scores with a decent looking hook.
Raunio dodges the punch combination from Dileo.
Nice defenses there by Dileo.
Dileo doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Raunio looks to throw the jab but Dileo is out of range.
A head kick by Raunio misses
and Dileo counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Rauli Raunio is winning the standup battle so far.
Raunio fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Dileo misses with a jab, cross combination.

Raunio manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Dileo on his heels. He'll look to pass Dileo's guard now, I'm sure.
Davide Dileo has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Dileo tries to strike from the bottom.
Raunio trying to control the position from guard on top but Dileo is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Dileo trying to keep a closed guard but Raunio is proving a slippery customer.
Dileo is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Raunio's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Dileo 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.
Dileo trying to control the position.
Raunio scoring with some ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio won't allow Dileo to sweep him here.
Raunio keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Dileo's head.
Raunio throws a big elbow that misses.
Dileo tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Raunio trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Raunio distracts Dileo with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Rauli Raunio is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Dileo wants to sweep here but Raunio controlling him for the moment.
Raunio showing good wrestling skills to control the position.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Raunio connects with a looping right hand.
Dileo takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
A chopping leg kick lands by Raunio.
Dileo walks into a left hand.

Raunio closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Dileo's guard.
Raunio is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Dileo thows some rabbit punches from the bottom but they don't do any damage.
Raunio wants to control from the top but Dileo keeps moving.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Albert Achterberg scores the fight 29:28
Judge Paulsen Ambrosius scores the fight 30:27
Judge Paul Aken scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Rauli Raunio!

After the fight, Rauli Raunio was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
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Event: GAMMA#606 Rutten v Torres     
Date:   Jan 14, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Callum Pagnozzi and Rauli Raunio. Callum Pagnozzi has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

190 cm
33
205 lbs
15 - 9 - 5
198 cm
32
207 lbs
15 - 10 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Voodoo Nutrition
MayheM sportswear

Bullet Proof System
Voodoo Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 9 losses and 5 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Callum Pagnozzi!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Rauli Raunio!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Percy O'Donnell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pagnozzi takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Raunio misses with a body shot.
Raunio throws a chopping leg kick but Pagnozzi manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Pagnozzi takes a swing at Raunio's ribcage but misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Pagnozzi. Raunio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Raunio only half commits to the counter leg kick.

Raunio rushes Pagnozzi and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Pagnozzi throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Raunios head.
Pagnozzi has a couple of punches blocked by Raunio.
Raunio displaying some good clinch control by pressing Pagnozzi up against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Pagnozzi fails to land.
Raunio scores with a hook to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Raunio blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Raunio lands with a short shot to the head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Pagnozzi.
A short right from Pagnozzi on the inside.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Pagnozzi lands a takedown into guard.
Raunio keeping moving, preventing Pagnozzi from controlling successfully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pagnozzi postures up in Raunio's guard and throws a big left but Raunio blocks it.

Raunio is looking for a triangle but Pagnozzi pushes his legs off easily.
Raunio managing to control the position.
Raunio controls Pagnozzi momentarily but Pagnozzi frees himself.
Pagnozzi wants to pass the guard but Raunio is keeping the position.
Pagnozzi wants to control from the top but Raunio keeps moving.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Pagnozzi engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Raunio seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Raunio.
Pagnozzi buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Pagnozzi is looking to slow Raunio down with leg kicks.
Raunio is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Pagnozzi throws a nice inside leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio misses with a body shot.
Callum Pagnozzi seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Pagnozzi connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Pagnozzi motions for Raunio to come forward. Pagnozzi throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Pagnozzi moves into range and connects with a jab.
Raunio misses the shot to the body.
Nice body punch from Pagnozzi.
A chopping leg kick lands by Pagnozzi.
Raunio tries to score a power double leg takedown but Pagnozzi sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Raunio somewhat.
Raunio tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Pagnozzi was well out of range. Poor timing from Raunio.
Raunio avoids the body shot from Pagnozzi.
Pagnozzi dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Pagnozzi jabs Raunio right on the nose. Raunio blinks but takes it well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Raunio throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Raunio dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Pagnozzi misses with a low kick.
Raunio swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Raunio walks forward, straight into a front kick from Pagnozzi.
Pagnozzi scores with a nice head shot.
Pagnozzi swings and misses with a shot to the body
letting Raunio counter with a right hand.
Raunio tries to clinch but Pagnozzi moves out of range.
Pagnozzi throws a jab but it's blocked by Raunio.
Pagnozzi wants to land a leg kick but Raunio is out of range.
A nice side step and Raunio releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Pagnozzi is looking to slow Raunio down with leg kicks.
Pagnozzi throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Nice jab there from Pagnozzi.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Nice defenses there by Raunio.
Raunio appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Pagnozzi scores with a nice head shot.
Raunio has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Pagnozzi.
Pagnozzi shoots in looking for a takedown. Raunio tries to sprawl out of it but Pagnozzi keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Raunio manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Pagnozzi misses with a right hand
and Raunio counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Pagnozzi misses with a wild body shot.
Pagnozzi tries a low kick but Raunio avoids it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pagnozzi misses with a wild body shot.
Pagnozzi throws a body punch but Raunio moves out of range.
Raunio fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Pagnozzi has a takedown stuffed.
Raunio swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Pagnozzi looks to throw the jab but Raunio is out of range.
Raunio misses with a straight left.
Pagnozzi swings away with a body shot that misses
enabling Raunio to counter with a crisp jab.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Raunio checks a leg kick.
Raunio misses with a hook.
Raunio takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Pagnozzi shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Raunio defends it nicely.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Callum Pagnozzi. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A jab from Pagnozzi misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pagnozzi scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Pagnozzi fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Raunio.
Pagnozzi just misses with a punch to the body.
A big left from Pagnozzi misses.
Raunio avoids a kick to the body.
Raunio blocks the body kick.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Raunio! But no joy.
Pagnozzi takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
The fighters circling - Pagnozzi throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A little jabbing left from Raunio on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Raunio's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Raunio takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Good work by Raunio as he checks the leg kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Pagnozzi misses the target.
A little jabbing left from Raunio on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Pagnozzi throws a leg kick
and Raunio connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Raunio chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Pagnozzi can pounce on him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pagnozzi fakes the leg kick and cracks Raunio in the body.
Callum Pagnozzi is winning the standup battle so far.
Raunio walks into a straight right hand from Pagnozzi.
Pagnozzi misses with a body shot
and Raunio counters with a nice low kick that buckles Pagnozzi's knee momentarily.
Pagnozzi misses with a leg kick.
Raunio misses the jab.
Pagnozzi throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Raunio throws a good cross that connects.
Raunio misses with a takedown
enabling Pagnozzi to counter with a crisp jab.
Raunio uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Pagnozzi.
Pagnozzi cracks Raunio with an open hand slap.

Raunio is rocked!
Pagnozzi connects with a solid leg kick.
Raunio is still on wobbly legs! Can Pagnozzi finish him?
Pagnozzi connects with a stiff jab that staggers Raunio - oh and he follows up with a huge uppercut that knocks him out cold! Man, that was brutal!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:56 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Callum Pagnozzi!
During a confident post fight interview, Callum Pagnozzi thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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RATING
53%

 

Event: GAMMA#601 Gunnar v Rutten     
Date:   Dec 17, 2016

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Marcus Fenix and Rauli Raunio. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

185 cm
28
220 lbs
15 - 11 - 0
198 cm
31
207 lbs
14 - 10 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Voodoo Nutrition
Bullet Proof System

Voodoo Nutrition
Bullet Proof System



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Marcus Fenix!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Rauli Raunio!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Percy O'Donnell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice uppercut lands for Raunio. That snapped Fenix's head back.
Rauli Raunio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Raunio misses with an uppercut

and Fenix holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Fenix struggles to land a body shot inside as Raunio controls his hands.
Fenix scores with a hook to the body.
Raunio tries to work over Fenix's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Fenix scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Fenix goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Fenix blocking some punches.
Raunio blocks an uppercut.
Raunio has a couple of punches blocked by Fenix.
We've been informed that Raunio has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Fenix misses with the head strike.
Fenix avoiding damage.
Raunio blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Fenix.
Fenix scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Fenix tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Raunio's elbow.
The referee is keeping an eye on Fenix - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Raunio blocks an uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fenix lands with a left to the head.
Fenix slowing the pace effectively.
Raunio lands a right hand.
Fenix lands a shot to the body.
Raunio prevents a body shot from Fenix.
A short right from Raunio on the inside.
Fenix misses with a short punch on the inside.
Raunio scores with a shoulder strike.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Fenix.
Fenix softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Raunio pushes Fenix back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Fenix is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Raunio digs a right hand underneath Fenix's ribcage. Fenix let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Fenix struggles to land a body shot inside as Raunio controls his hands.
Raunio struggles to land a body shot inside as Fenix controls his hands.
Raunio lands a body shot in the clinch.
Fenix tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Raunio's elbow.
Raunio controlling the action here for a moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Fenix blocks an uppercut.
Fenix misses with a punch to the body.
Raunio tries a body shot but Fenix blocks it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Raunio.
Fenix blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A head punch on the inside from Raunio fails to land.
Fenix working aggressively here.
Fenix tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Raunio's elbow.
Raunio swings wildly with an uppercut but Fenix uses good head movement to avoid it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Fenix.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Fenix.
Fenix blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Raunio is trying to break the clinch but Fenix is controlling him.
Raunio has a couple of punches blocked by Fenix.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fenix misses with a punch on the inside.
A short body shot lands from Raunio as the two fighters clinch.
Raunio lands an uppercut.
Fenix misses with the head strike.
Fenix tries to throw a body punch but Raunio avoids it by throwing Fenix back against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Fenix fails to land.
A right handed body shot lands from Raunio.
Raunio softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Fenix misses with a hook to the ribs.
A short left from Fenix.
Raunio lands with a right to the head.
Fenix displaying some good clinch control by pressing Raunio up against the cage.
Raunio doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Fenix looking to stall.
Raunio scores with a hook to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Fenix is trying to maintain a safe position but Raunio gets an underhook and turns Fenix into the cage.
Fenix lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Fenix misses with a short punch on the inside.
Fenix throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Fenix misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Still in the clinch, Raunio scores with a nice short uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Fenix misses with a body punch.
Raunio swings wildly with an uppercut but Fenix uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fenix taking a breather.
Raunio throws a punch but it's blocked by Fenix.
Raunio blocking some punches.
Fenix throws a punch but it's blocked by Raunio.
Fenix misses with a punch on the inside.
Fenix misses with a hook from the clinch.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Raunio makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
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 Marcus Fenix will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


A looping hook to the body misses from Raunio. Fenix does a little dance to reset his feet.
Raunio scores with a hook.

It looks like Marcus Fenix has been cut.
Raunio fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Nice uppercut there from Raunio.
Fenix throws an off balance right hand
and Raunio counters with a lovely straight right hand!
We've been told by Fenix's head coaches at LOD - Slaughterhouse that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Fenix fails in his attempt to clinch.
Raunio walks forward and throws a big overhand right! Fenix drops to the floor like a sack of potatoes! Raunio swarms on him with more punches until the referee wrestles him away from Fenix's unconscious body! Wow, that was brutal!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:31 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Rauli Raunio!
Rauli Raunio decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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FIGHT
RATING
49%

 

Event: GAMMA#593 Quinn v Bennet     
Date:   Nov 12, 2016

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Lefteris Papaioanou and Rauli Raunio. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

190 cm
30
205 lbs
14 - 4 - 0
198 cm
31
207 lbs
14 - 9 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter
Voodoo Nutrition

Voodoo Nutrition
Bullet Proof System



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Lefteris Papaioanou!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Rauli Raunio!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Timothy Bukovac and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Raunio thows a left - swing and a miss!
Papaioanou is looking to counter punch.
Raunio lands with a right hand.
Raunio throws a hook to the side of Papaioanou's head but Papaioanou sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Papaioanou rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Raunio counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Papaioanou thinking.
Raunio uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Papaioanou.
Raunio tries a head kick but it misses.
Papaioanou takes a swing at Raunio's ribcage but misses.
Papaioanou throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Raunio doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Papaioanou wants to clinch.
Papaioanou fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Raunio on the side of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Raunio scores with a hook to the body. Papaioanou takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
We've been informed that Raunio has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Papaioanou swinging wildly here.
Raunio looks like he wants to counter punch here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio missing with a left hand there. Papaioanou was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Raunio throws a looping overhand right but Papaioanou ducks down to avoid it.
A low kick from Raunio is predictable there
and Papaioanou connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Papaioanou fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Raunio looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Raunio closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.

Papaioanou forces Raunio back against the cage and clinches.
Nice body punch from Raunio.
Raunio blocks a body shot from Papaioanou.
Raunio lands a shoulder strike.
Papaioanou taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Raunio can't find room to land a body shot as Papaioanou controls the action.
A right hand to the body from Papaioanou.
Raunio working aggressively here.
Raunio swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Raunio lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Papaioanou.
I was talking to Papaioanou's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Raunio blocks a body shot from Papaioanou.
Papaioanou struggles to land a body shot inside as Raunio controls his hands.
A head punch on the inside from Raunio fails to land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Papaioanou misses with a hook to the ribs.
Papaioanou is trying to drag Raunio to the mat but Raunio just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Papaioanou lands a hook that snaps the head of Raunio backwards.
A right hand to the body from Papaioanou.
Papaioanou struggles to land a body shot inside as Raunio controls his hands.
Papaioanou blocks an uppercut.
Papaioanou has a couple of punches blocked by Raunio.
Raunio digs a right hand underneath Papaioanou's ribcage. Papaioanou let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Raunio prevents a body shot from Papaioanou.
Papaioanou avoiding damage.
Raunio lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Papaioanou tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Raunio misses with some punches.
Papaioanou is leaning against Raunio and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Papaioanou is looking to control Raunio's arms but Raunio gets an underhook and turns him. Now Papaioanou has his back to the cage.
Raunio has a couple of punches blocked by Papaioanou.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Good body shot from Papaioanou.
Raunio tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Raunio fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Papaioanou tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Papaioanou swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Raunio can't find room to land a body shot as Papaioanou controls the action.
Raunio blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Raunio trying to control the position but instead, Papaioanou has worked for underhooks and has pushed Raunio into the cage.
Papaioanou swings wildly with an uppercut but Raunio uses good head movement to avoid it.
Raunio works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Raunio misses with a punch on the inside.
Raunio misses with a body punch.
Papaioanou can't get the takedown.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Raunio.
Raunio blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A battle for position here, against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Papaioanou.
Still in the clinch, Papaioanou scores with a nice short uppercut.
Raunio lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Papaioanou tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Papaioanou working aggressively here.
Papaioanou lands a hook to the side of the head.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
A short body shot lands from Papaioanou as the two fighters clinch.
Raunio blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Papaioanou misses with a short punch on the inside.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A head punch blocked on the inside by Papaioanou.
Papaioanou is trying to force a seperation but Raunio has the dominant position.
A hook to the body from Papaioanou.
Raunio blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Papaioanou goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Papaioanou misses with a hook from the clinch.
Raunio misses with a shot to the kidneys.
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 Lefteris Papaioanou will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Raunio throws a body shot but no joy.
Some bone on bone action there as Papaioanou checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Papaioanou went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Raunio misses with an uppercut. Papaioanou saw that one coming.
Raunio misses the jab.
A shot to the body from Papaioanou misses
and Raunio counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Papaioanou checks a leg kick.
Raunio stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Papaioanou scores with a jab to the head.
Papaioanou comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Raunio does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
An attempted straight right counter from Papaioanou misses the target.
Raunio swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Papaioanou feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Raunio's calf.
Papaioanou pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Papaioanou lands with a shot to the body.
Papaioanou takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
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!
Papaioanou rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Raunio counters with a low kick, right behind Papaioanou 's knee.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio takes a swing at Papaioanou's ribcage but misses.
Papaioanou lands with a good body shot.
Papaioanou shoots in for a takedown but Raunio shows good takedown defense.
A shot to the body from Papaioanou misses
and Raunio counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Raunio slips a jab and a cross from Papaioanou.
Papaioanou moves out of range of the strikes.
Papaioanou misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Raunio.
A left and a right from Raunio both land. Nice combination.
A big right from Raunio misses.
Jab, jab by Papaioanou - just one landing.
A swing and a miss from Raunio.
Raunio walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Raunio listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Raunio lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Papaioanou circles away quickly and effectively.
Raunio swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Papaioanou counters with an outside leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A decent looking cross lands there for Raunio.
Raunio displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Papaioanou throws out the jab.
A slapping leg kick lands for Papaioanou.
Raunio moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Raunio does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Raunio thows a left - swing and a miss!
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Papaioanou.
Raunio scores with a jab. Papaioanou acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
A big right from Raunio misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Papaioanou misses the target.
Papaioanou throws a leg kick
and Raunio connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Raunio 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.
Papaioanou shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio lands with a hook. Papaioanou tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Papaioanou misses with a two punch combination.
Papaioanou tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Raunio paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Papaioanou misses with a straight right.
Raunio missing with a left hand there. Papaioanou was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Papaioanou misses with a jab, cross combination.
Sloppy strikes from Papaioanou. Those never looked like landing.
Raunio swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Papaioanou throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Papaioanou takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Papaioanou is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Raunio just misses with a punch to the body.
Raunio takes one on the chin but seems OK.

Raunio gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Papaioanou to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Raunio wants to get back to his feet but Papaioanou passes into half guard.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Papaioanou is thwarting Raunio's attempts to control the position.

Papaioanou is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Raunio is just riding it out for now. Papaioanou eventually gives up the hold.
Raunio is positioning himself well to prevent Papaioanou advancing to mount.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rauli Raunio 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!


Raunio on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
A big right from Raunio misses.
Raunio misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Papaioanou.
Papaioanou needs to keep his hands up - Raunio had a free shot at his head there.

Papaioanou clinches with his opponent.
Raunio lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Raunio tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Raunio lands a hook to the side of the head.
Papaioanou lands a body punch.
Raunio lands a right hand that snaps the head of Papaioanou backwards.
Raunio misses with the head strike.
Raunio misses with a hook from the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Raunio.
Lefteris Papaioanou has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Raunio blocking some punches.
Papaioanou misses with a hook to the ribs.
Raunio tries to throw a body punch but Papaioanou avoids it by throwing Raunio back against the cage.
Raunio scores with a shoulder strike.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A shot in the inside from Raunio.
Papaioanou tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Raunio's elbow.
Papaioanou lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Papaioanou tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Raunio blocks a body shot from Papaioanou.
A right handed body shot lands from Papaioanou.
A shot in the inside from Raunio.
Papaioanou tries a body shot but Raunio blocks it.
Raunio scores with a nice hook to the head.

Papaioanou pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Raunio dodges the punch combination from Papaioanou.
A jab from Papaioanou finds it's way through Raunio's defenses.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Raunio.
Papaioanou looks to score with a jab to the body but Raunio is just out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio throws a series of punches but Papaioanou moves out of range.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Papaioanou throws a jab but it's blocked by Raunio.
Papaioanou feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Raunios jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Good standup being displayed there by Papaioanou as he connects with a hook.
Raunio scores with a jab to the body.
Papaioanou blocks a jab.
Papaioanou fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Raunio is out of range.
Papaioanou waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Raunio.
Raunio avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Raunio tries to move into range but Papaioanou moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Raunio keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Papaioanou throws an off balance right hand
and Raunio counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Raunio, as that shot connected.
Rauli Raunio is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Papaioanou throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Raunio sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A little jabbing left from Raunio on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio walks into a straight right hand from Papaioanou.
Raunio lands with a shot to the body.

Papaioanou rushes Raunio and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.

Raunio breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Raunio connects with a body shot.
Papaioanou throws a body punch but Raunio moves out of range.
Papaioanou uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Raunio.
Raunio changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Raunio connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Papaioanou lands a head shot.
Raunio misses with a left hand
and Papaioanou counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

Raunio is rocked!
Papaioanou drops Raunio with a straight left! Oh this is bad for Raunio! Papaioanou dives in and starts dropping bombs - the referee has no choice but to step in and save him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:52 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Lefteris Papaioanou!
A very excited looking Lefteris Papaioanou rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
82%

 

Event: EVO 271: Kakoullis vs Seia 2     
Date:   Oct 06, 2016

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rauli Raunio and Roman Gruzinsky. Raunio comes to the cage accompanied by For Heavy Metal we will die!. Gruzinsky has chosen Россия as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Roman Gruzinsky has the eye of the tiger tonight.

198 cm
30
207 lbs
14 - 8 - 0
188 cm
29
207 lbs
13 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Bullet Proof System

Hellbent



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Rauli Raunio!
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 Amsterdam, Roman Gruzinsky!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, James Glass and Richard Clark.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Gruzinsky lands a big head kick that sends Raunio tumbling to the mat! Gruzinsky takes a step backwards and waves Raunio back to his feet - he wants the finish!
Gruzinsky gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.

It looks like Roman Gruzinsky has been cut.
Roman Gruzinsky seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Raunio shoots in and drives through. Gruzinsky sprawls well.
Raunio keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Gruzinsky.
Gruzinsky finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Gruzinsky misses with a jab, cross combination.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Raunio looks to land a right hand but Gruzinsky moved out of range.
Gruzinsky throws a body shot but no joy.
Gruzinsky looks to score with a jab to the body but Raunio is just out of range.
Gruzinsky throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Gruzinsky lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Raunio at a distance.
Raunio throws a sloppy head kick and Gruzinsky moves out of range easily.
A countering left hand to the body from Gruzinsky misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Raunio. Gruzinsky does a little dance to reset his feet.
Gruzinsky 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.

Raunio lands a left and a right that send Gruzinsky crashing to the mat, dazed. Raunio thinks about following him to the mat but decides to wave him back up to his feet!

Gruzinsky is rocked!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Gruzinsky to score with a decent uppercut.
Roman Gruzinsky is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Gruzinsky misses with an uppercut. Raunio saw that one coming.
Gruzinsky tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
A lazy left from Raunio finds it's target.
Gruzinsky is still on wobbly legs! Can Raunio finish him?
Gruzinsky lands with a nice body punch.
Gruzinsky seems to have recovered his senses.
Raunio looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Gruzinsky ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Raunio moves away.
Gruzinsky misses with a double jab.
Gruzinsky lands a nice hook to Raunio's body. Raunio takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Gruzinsky lands a nice shot to the body.
Gruzinsky digs a good hook to Raunio's body.
Gruzinsky tries to land a leg kick but Raunio saw it coming and moves away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

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

That has opened up Roman Gruzinsky's cut even more.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gruzinsky throws a head kick but Raunio moves out of range.
Raunio with a hook.
Raunio blocks a head kick by Gruzinsky.
Raunio appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
A jab lands there for Gruzinsky.
Raunio defending well as Gruzinsky loads up on a big left hand.
It looked like Raunio wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Raunio connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Gruzinsky's hands.
Gruzinsky misses the jab.
Raunio feinted with a counter takedown.
Nice defenses there by Raunio.
Gruzinsky displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Raunio.
Gruzinsky misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio throws a shot to the body.
Gruzinsky misses with a body kick.
Raunio throws a head kick that misses
and Gruzinsky counters with a left and a right that stings Raunio.
Gruzinsky ducks under a wild hook from Raunio.
Gruzinsky is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.

The cut above Roman Gruzinsky's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Raunio takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Gruzinsky swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Raunio misses with a double jab
and Gruzinsky counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Gruzinsky cracks Raunio with a hook to the temple - Raunio is on wobbly legs here! Gruzinsky swarms him with hook after hook, landing with each one! Raunio falls to the canvas face first and the referee dives in to stop the fight! Gruzinsky wins by TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Roman Gruzinsky!
Our winner, Roman Gruzinsky, 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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FIGHT
RATING
69%

 

Event: EVO 263: Kakoullis vs Makinwa     
Date:   Aug 20, 2016

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Brad May and Rauli Raunio. Raunio has chosen For Heavy Metal we will die! as his entrance music. This should be fireworks!

188 cm
29
208 lbs
17 - 7 - 0
198 cm
30
207 lbs
13 - 8 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Voodoo Nutrition

Bullet Proof System



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Brad May!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Rauli Raunio!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, James Atkins and Andrew Berry.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Raunio closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. May quickly recovers to half guard.
May wants to control but Raunio is keeping busy.
Raunio missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
May has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Raunio is working away from the top position though.
Raunio sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. May defending well though.
Raunio throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.

May looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Raunio working May over with strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Raunio is trying to control the action in half guard but May is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Raunio not landing any meaningful shots this time.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Raunio is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. May doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Raunio.
Raunio seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Raunio missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Raunio thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
May keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Raunio prevents May from improving his position.
Raunio misses with a head shot. May uses the momentum to regain guard.
Raunio pushes down on May's leg and manages to get into half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Raunio sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. May defending well though.
May has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Raunio is working away from the top position though.
May trying to keep hold of his opponent's head but Raunio manages to pass to mount!
May is in a horrible position here. Raunio smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
May wants to control but Raunio is having none of it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio landing shots from mount.
May is trying desperately to improve position.
May tries to hold on but Raunio pushes him away.

Raunio is in full mount, looking to secure a guillotine but May is surviving well by controlling Raunio's body position as best he can.
May wants to control but Raunio is having none of it.
Raunio raining down shots from the mount!
Raunio with the ground and pound from mount.

May is rocked!
Whack. That's a big, big shot from Raunio! May is out cold! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:18 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Rauli Raunio!
Rauli Raunio 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
37%

 

Event: EVO 257: Veide vs Sammich     
Date:   Jul 21, 2016

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Roman Gruzinsky and Rauli Raunio. Gruzinsky comes to the cage accompanied by Россия. The crowd seem to be enjoying Raunio's choice of entrance music: For Heavy Metal we will die!. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

188 cm
29
207 lbs
12 - 2 - 0
198 cm
29
207 lbs
13 - 7 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Hellbent
Bos Energy MMA159.4

Museum of Monsters & Madmen
Bullet Proof System



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Roman Gruzinsky!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Rauli Raunio!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, James Atkins and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Raunio lands a jab to the nose.
Gruzinsky defending well as Raunio loads up on a big left hand.
Raunio misses with a lunging right hand
letting Gruzinsky counter with a right hand.
Raunio bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gruzinsky. Raunio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Gruzinsky moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Raunio throws a front kick aimed at Gruzinsky's knee but Gruzinsky avoids it well.
Nice uppercut there from Raunio.
Gruzinsky lands with a thumping leg kick.
Gruzinsky scores with a nice head shot.
Gruzinsky throws a lazy head kick

and Raunio counters with a takedown into side control.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Raunio throwing shots but missing, from side control.

Gruzinsky throws his opponent off and manages to get back to his feet! Nicely done!
Raunio tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Gruzinsky was well out of range. Poor timing from Raunio.
Gruzinsky is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Raunio.
Gruzinsky misses with a kick to the body
and Raunio counters with a two punch combo.
Raunio misses with a hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio throws a quick inside leg kick.
Raunio thumps Gruzinsky with a low kick.
Raunio throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Gruzinsky's waist but Gruzinsky gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Raunio off to one side.
Gruzinsky moves away from the strike by Raunio.
Raunio lands a nice leg kick that just misses Gruzinsky's sensitive parts.
Raunio misses with an uppercut

and Gruzinsky holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Gruzinsky misses with a body punch.
Raunio misses with a punch to the body.
Gruzinsky fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Raunio throws a punch but it's blocked by Gruzinsky.
Raunio goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Gruzinsky.
Gruzinsky lands with a short shot to the head.
Raunio blocks a body shot from Gruzinsky.
Gruzinsky lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Gruzinsky cracks Raunio with a nice body shot.
Gruzinsky throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Raunios head.
Raunio working aggressively here.
Gruzinsky misses with the head strike.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Gruzinsky lands a body punch in the clinch.
Raunio digs a right hand underneath Gruzinsky's ribcage. Gruzinsky let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Raunio goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Gruzinsky lands with a right to the head.
Gruzinsky cracks Raunio with a nice body shot.
Raunio looks winded!
Gruzinsky lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Gruzinsky digs a right hand into Raunio's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Raunio's gas tank.
Gruzinsky tries to work over Raunio's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Gruzinsky swings wildly with an uppercut but Raunio uses good head movement to avoid it.
Raunio tries to throw a body punch but Gruzinsky avoids it by throwing Raunio back against the cage.
Gruzinsky misses with a punch to the body.
Raunio doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A short uppercut from Gruzinsky.
Gruzinsky lands a nice uppercut.
Gruzinsky softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Raunio throws a punch but it's blocked by Gruzinsky.
Gruzinsky is leaning against Raunio and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Gruzinsky misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Gruzinsky misses with a hook from the clinch.
Gruzinsky misses with some punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gruzinsky.
Gruzinsky lands a nice shot to the body.
Gruzinsky fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Gruzinsky is pressed up against the cage. Raunio has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Gruzinsky down to the mat. Gruzinsky avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Gruzinsky is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Gruzinsky looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Gruzinsky throws a powerful right kick. Raunio tried to block low but the kick was high! Raunio was taken right off of his feet! Gruzinsky jumps in to finish the job and the ref tackles him! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:23 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Roman Gruzinsky!
Roman Gruzinsky thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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RATING
67%

 

Event: EVO 251: Tsoi vs Tallon 2     
Date:   Jun 25, 2016

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rauli Raunio and Tyson Kahn. Raunio's entrance music is For Heavy Metal we will die!. A fine choice. Tyson Kahn acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

198 cm
29
208 lbs
12 - 7 - 0
195 cm
34
219 lbs
19 - 10 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Rauli Raunio!
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, Tyson Kahn!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, James Ackerman and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kahn thows a left - swing and a miss!
Kahn takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Kahn lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Raunio ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Kahn throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Raunio stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Kahn walks into a left hand.
Kahn misses with a left hand
and Raunio counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Kahn connects with a nice looking jab.
Raunio avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
We've been told by Raunio's head coaches at Heavy Metal that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Kahn fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Raunio moves out of range of the strikes.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Raunio lets loose with a powerful body kick. Kahn will feel that in the morning.
Raunio misses with a straight left.
Raunio throws a hook but Kahn blocks it.
Raunio throws a leg kick but Kahn sees it coming and moves out of range.
A little jabbing left from Kahn on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
We've been informed that Kahn has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio shoots in for a double leg but Kahn sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Raunio looks to score with a jab to the body but Kahn is just out of range.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Raunio.
Raunio throws out a leg kick but Kahn moves out of range and Raunio only half commits.
Tyson Kahn seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A head kick misses from Kahn.
Kahn swings away with a body shot that misses
letting Raunio counter with a right hand.
Raunio scores with a head kick.
Raunio throws an overhand right that lands on Kahn's shoulder, as Kahn tries to avoid the shot.
Raunio misses with a head kick.
Kahn tries a quick counter leg kick but Raunio is wise to it.
Kahn checks a leg kick nicely.
Raunio defending well as Kahn loads up on a big left hand.
Raunio lands with an uppercut that bounces Kahn off the cage and back into range.
Kahn throws a body shot but no joy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
An inside leg kick lands from Kahn.
Kahn throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Kahn swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Raunio.
Kahn lands a jab to the nose.
Kahn misses with an attempted mid kick.
Kahn ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Raunio throws a nice looking combination but Kahn bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
A swing and a miss from Kahn.
Raunio is looking for a counter combo.
Raunio takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Raunio moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Raunio throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Kahn misses with a low kick.
Kahn slips a jab from Raunio.
Kahn looks like he wants to counter punch here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kahn connects with a nice looking jab.
Raunio tries to work over Kahn's front leg with a kick but Kahn checks it.
A jab from Kahn finds it's way through Raunio's defenses.
Raunio chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Kahn can pounce on him.
Decent striking displayed by Raunio there.
Kahn throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Raunio sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kahn punishes Raunio's body with a nice straight punch.
Raunio fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Kahn checks it well.
Kahn throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Raunio connects with a solid leg kick.
Kahn looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Kahn lands a jab to Raunio's midsection.
Kahn punishes Raunio's body with a nice straight punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Raunio ducks under a wild hook from Kahn.
Kahn stuffs the takedown attempt from Raunio. Raunio gets slowly back to his feet.
Raunio uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kahn.
Raunio dives in for a single leg takedown but Kahn sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Kahn doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Rauli Raunio. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Raunio ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kahn moves away.
Kahn gets off balance looking for a body kick

and Raunio decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Kahn's guard.
Raunio working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Raunio in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Kahn looking for a sweep. Not yet Kahn, not yet.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Kahn has scooted to the edge of the canvas and used the cage to get back to his feet. Raunio has stuck on his opponent and is forcing him back against the cage.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Raunio wants a takedown but no success here.
Raunio working aggressively here.

Raunio escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kahn checks a leg kick.
Kahn with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Raunio throws a shot to the body.
Raunio blocks a head kick by Kahn.
A counter left hand to the body from Raunio misses its target.
Kahn slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Kahn has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Raunio.
Kahn lands with a shot to the body.
Raunio cracks Kahn with an open hand slap.
A jab from Kahn misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kahn looks to land a right hand but Raunio moved out of range.
Kahn moves out of range of the leg kick from Raunio.
Kahn misses with an uppercut
and Raunio counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

Raunio closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Kahn to the mat! Kahn manages to get full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kahn manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Raunio manages to get himself to full guard.


Kahn avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

Raunio is looking for a triangle here but Kahn uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.
Raunio gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Raunio is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Kahn is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Raunio is just riding it out for now. Kahn eventually gives up the hold.
Kahn passes to side control.

Kahn wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Raunio, who protects the arm well.
Raunio is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Kahn off and has taken his back!
Kahn is defending well here and trying to improve his position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio throws a big right hand but he misses and hits the mat. Ouch.
Raunio doesn't have the hooks in and Kahn manages to turn into his guard.
Kahn wants to control from the top but Raunio keeps moving.
Raunio tries to land a sweep but no joy.

Raunio working for a triangle but Kahn defends it easily.
Tyson Kahn has got the better of the ground game so far.
Raunio keeping moving, preventing Kahn from controlling successfully.
Kahn might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Raunio haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
Kahn tries to free his leg and advance position but Raunio is retaining full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Raunio looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Raunio keeping moving, preventing Kahn from controlling successfully.

Raunio is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Kahn trying to control but Raunio is working from the bottom.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:59 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Rauli Raunio!
A very excited looking Rauli Raunio rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
60%

 

Event: EVO 243: Tires vs Hess     
Date:   May 11, 2016

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Brad May and Rauli Raunio. The crowd seem to be enjoying Raunio's choice of entrance music: Die for Metal. This should be fireworks!

188 cm
28
208 lbs
15 - 6 - 0
198 cm
29
208 lbs
11 - 7 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Bullet Proof System
Museum of Monsters & Madmen



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Brad May!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Rauli Raunio!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Percy O'Donnell and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Raunio throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Raunio misses with a hook
and May counters with a slapping leg kick.
May lands with an uppercut that bounces Raunio off the cage and back into range.
Brad May seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
May changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
A big right from May misses.
May swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
May is looking to slow Raunio down with leg kicks.
May punishes Raunio's body with a nice straight punch.
May attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Raunio misses with a wild combination.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Raunio has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Raunio uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by May.
A nice leg kick lands there from May.
Raunio throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Raunio fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt May.
May scores with a nice right hand.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Raunio tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and May is able to avoid easily.
May swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.

That's one minute gone in the round.

May instigates a clinch.
May misses with a short punch on the inside.
Raunio working hard to break the clinch.
May tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Raunio's elbow.
May lands a hook that snaps the head of Raunio backwards.
May blocks a body shot from Raunio.
Raunio blocks an uppercut.
May lands a right hand that snaps the head of Raunio backwards.
A short right hand to the side of the head by May.
Raunio lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of May backwards.
May misses with a punch on the inside.
I was talking to May's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.

Raunio decides to pull guard.

Raunio is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. May is aware though and is defending well.
May preventing the sweep.

May avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Raunio wants to sweep here but May controlling him for the moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Raunio escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. May gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
May pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Raunio is keeping the position for now.
May has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of Raunio is proving hard to escape from.
May stopping the sweep attempt from Raunio.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio being controlled here, momentarily.
May slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Raunio is being controlled here.

May is trying to get an arm triangle but Raunio is defending well.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Raunio is looking to regain half guard here but May keeps moving and retains side control.
Raunio is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on May's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.

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

Raunio actively working from the bottom here.

May 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.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Raunio is looking to get back to full guard here but May has managed to pass to side control instead.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


May throws a quick inside leg kick.
Raunio missing with a left hand there. May was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
May waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Raunio.
Raunio ducks under a wild hook from May.
An inside leg kick from Raunio misses.
Raunio takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Brad May is winning the standup battle so far.
Nice body punch from Raunio.
An inside leg kick lands from May.
A low kick from May misses
and Raunio counters with a lovely straight right hand!
May is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Raunio can do to turn this around?
A telegraphed right hand from Raunio misses the target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
May fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Good leg kick by Raunio there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
May ducks under a wild hook from Raunio.
May half committed to a counter leg kick.
May misses with a looping left.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
May swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Raunio.
May connects with a solid leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio just misses with a punch to the body.
May throws out a leg kick but Raunio moves out of range and May only half commits.
Raunio throws the left hand but May avoids the punch easily.
May throws a lazy right hand but Raunio sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Raunio uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by May.
Raunio swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Nice body punch from Raunio.
May scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Raunio doesn't seem bothered though.
Raunio takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
May is looking to slow Raunio down with leg kicks.
Raunio connects with an inside leg kick.
May is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
May throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
May waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Raunio.
May backing away here, and Raunio unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
May tries to close the distance and clinch up but Raunio swats him away and circles back towards the center.
A big left from May misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Raunio takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Raunio misses with an attempted mid kick.
May lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Nice cross by May.
May connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Raunio momentarily.
Raunio throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Raunio connects with a solid leg kick.
May scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Raunio checks a leg kick.
May tries to close the distance and clinch but Raunio swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Raunio throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Raunio pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Brad May is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
May just misses with a punch to the body.
May wants to clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from May, right into the meat.
May checks a low kick from Raunio.
Raunio takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Raunio closes this distance looking for a takedown but May circles away.
May throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Raunio takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
May takes a swing at Raunio's ribcage but misses.
Raunio swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and May counters with a good low kick that Raunio was not able to check.
Raunio's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Raunio moves out of range of the strikes.

Raunio shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Raunio showed some decent athleticism there.
May is trying to control but Raunio manages to pass to mount!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
May tries to hold on but Raunio pushes him away.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Raunio raining down hammerfists from mount.
May wants to control but Raunio is having none of it.
Rauli Raunio has got the better of the ground game so far.
Raunio lands with some strikes.
Raunio raining down shots from the mount!
Raunio with shots to the head and body - May looks very uncomfortable down there.

May is rocked!
Whack. That's a big, big shot from Raunio! May is out cold! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Rauli Raunio!
Rauli Raunio 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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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
56%

 

Event: EVO 237: Hunt vs Todd     
Date:   Apr 06, 2016

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Bary Allen and Rauli Raunio. Raunio is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed 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!

187 cm
29
209 lbs
14 - 6 - 1
198 cm
28
208 lbs
11 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Reaper Combatwear

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Bullet Proof System



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Bary Allen!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Rauli Raunio!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, William Gold and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Allen cracks a nice hook into Raunio's ribs.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Allen.
Allen buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Raunio smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Raunio throws a leg kick but Allen checks it.
Allen seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Raunio slips under a jab.
Allen shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Allen looks to score with a jab to the body but Raunio is just out of range.
Raunio throws a nice outside leg kick.
A swing and a miss from Allen.
Raunio scores with a push kick.
Raunio moves out of range of the strikes.
Allen throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Raunio.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Allen moves out of range as Raunio throws a body kick.
Raunio avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Raunio looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Raunio misses with the combination.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Allen tries to land a front kick but Raunio steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Allen swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Raunio counters with a right hand to the body.
Raunio paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Allen looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Allen throws a hook to the side of Raunio's head but Raunio sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Raunio throws a leg kick
and Allen counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Allen chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Raunio lands a head kick!
Raunio fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Allen manages to avoid it.
Raunio goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Allen throws an overhand right that lands on Raunio's shoulder, as Raunio tries to avoid the shot.
Raunio throws a half hearted mid kick.
Allen misses with a leg kick
and Raunio counters with a nice leg kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Raunio throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Raunio throws a right and a left that Allen avoids nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Allen takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Raunio on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Raunio tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Allen takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Allen walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Raunio has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Raunio slips under a jab from Allen.
Raunio throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Allen rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Raunio counters with a slapping leg kick.
Raunio misses the shot to the body.
A big right from Raunio misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Allen misses the target.
Raunio avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Raunio tries a head kick but it misses.
Rauli Raunio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Allen moves out of range of the strikes.
Raunio throws a leg kick that misses.
Raunio looks to land a left hand but Allen moved out of range nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Allen checks a leg kick.
Raunio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Allen wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Raunio lands a nice looking body kick.
Raunio throws a body kick that misses
and Allen counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Allen with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Raunio swats away the attempt to clinch by Allen.
Raunio steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Allen takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Allen throws a leg kick that is checked
and Raunio counters with a solid body kick.
Raunio thuds his shin into the meat of Allen's side.
Raunio throws a head kick but Allen moves out of range.
Raunio avoids a kick to the body.
Raunio counters with a body kick.
Allen connects with a good right hand that stumbles Raunio. Raunio circles away out of range and recomposes himself.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Raunio swinging wildly here.
Raunio is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Raunio clobbers Allen with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Raunio throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Raunio lands with a nice body kick.
Raunio lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Raunio ducks right into an uppercut from Allen.
Raunio throws a half hearted mid kick.
Raunio is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Allen had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Raunio misses the body punch
and Allen counters with a slapping leg kick.
Allen connects with a body shot that sends Raunio's belly button to the back.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Raunio waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Allen.
Allen connects with a good straight punch right through the guard and follows up with a right hook and a left hook! That last one sent Raunio tumbling to the canvas! Allen pours on the pressure with more strikes and the referee has no hesitation diving in to stop the fight! Raunio was done - good stoppage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Bary Allen!
A relieved looking Bary Allen 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: EVO Mega Birthday Bash     
Date:   Mar 19, 2016

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Frane Harm and Rauli Raunio. Chooooooooon! I think Harm might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to gangs of new york. The crowd seem to be enjoying Raunio's choice of entrance music: Die for Metal. 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.

178 cm
25
223 lbs
8 - 4 - 0
198 cm
28
208 lbs
10 - 6 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Museum of Monsters & Madmen
GREEN!160

Museum of Monsters & Madmen
Bullet Proof System



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Frane Harm!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Rauli Raunio!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, James Atkins and Andrew Berry.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Raunio blocks a jab.
Raunio throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Harm on the side of the head.
Raunio misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Raunio swings for the body but Harm moves out of range.
A leg kick checked by Harm.
Donk. Raunio catches Harm right on the button with a cross.
Raunio throws a body shot but no joy.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Raunio has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Raunio throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Raunio misses with an uppercut.
A quick step to the side and Harm tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
A jab from Raunio does it's job there.
Raunio buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Harm!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Raunio throws out a loose jab but Harm uses good head movement to avoid it.
Harm tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Harm looks to land a left hand but Raunio moved out of range nicely.
Raunio moves out of range of the body kick.
Harm 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.
Harm takes one on the button.

It looks like Frane Harm has been cut.
Harm swings for the body but Raunio moves out of range.
Harm plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Harm throws a lazy right hand but Raunio sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Raunio thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Harm if he has to take too many more of those.
Harm scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Raunio throws a wild body kick that Harm sees coming a mile off.
Harm goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Harm bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Raunio slips under a jab.
Raunio scoring well with a low kick there.
Harm takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Harm slips under a jab from Raunio.
Harm looks to land a left hand but Raunio moved out of range nicely.
Raunio keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Harm.
Raunio has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
The fighters circling - Raunio throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Raunio keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Harm.
Harm throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A countering left hand to the body from Raunio misses.
Raunio tries to land a front kick but Harm steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio misses with an attempted mid kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Raunio avoids the head kick by Harm.
Raunio throws a big counter head kick but Harm avoids it with no problem.
A shot to the liver by Harm. Beautiful body shot.
Harm throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Raunio counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
A looping hook to the body misses from Raunio. Harm does a little dance to reset his feet.
Raunio throws a looping overhand right but Harm ducks down to avoid it.
Harm scores with a nice strike.
Rauli Raunio is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Harm misses with a body kick.
Harm throws an overhand right that lands on Raunio's shoulder, as Raunio tries to avoid the shot.
Raunio lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Harm scores with a nice right hand.
Harm scores with a nice body kick.
Harm takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Jab, jab by Raunio - just one landing.
Raunio throws a leg kick that is checked
and Harm counters with a stiff right hand.
Raunio tries to score with a low kick but Harm moves his leg out of the way.
Raunio throws out a leg kick but Harm moves out of range and Raunio only half commits.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio misses with a wild body shot.
Raunio looks to throw the jab but Harm is out of range.
Harm lands a slapping body shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Harm. Raunio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Harm avoids the body shot from Raunio.
Harm looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Harm shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Raunio takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Raunio swings for the body but Harm moves out of range.
Raunio throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Harm lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Raunio moves away from the strike by Harm.
Raunio swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Raunio is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Harm had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Harm scores with a kick to the body.
Raunio throws a body punch but Harm moves out of range.
Jab by Harm.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Raunio dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Harm. That did some damage!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Raunio scores with a crisp jab that stopped Harm in his tracks.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Raunio.
Harm uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Raunio.
Raunio fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Harm manages to avoid it.
Harm misses with a body shot.
Harm swings for the body but Raunio moves out of range.
A swing and a miss from Harm.
Raunio keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
A nice leg kick lands there from Raunio.
Raunio misses with a looping right.
Harm listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Raunio looks to land a body kick but Harm moved away.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Raunio misses with a hook.
Raunio misses the shot to the body.
Raunio avoids a kick to the body.
Raunio throws a body kick that misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Rauli Raunio will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Frane Harm's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Raunio takes a swing at Harm's ribcage but misses.
Rauli Raunio seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A looping hook to the body misses from Harm. Raunio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Harm looks to land a body kick but Raunio moved away.
Raunio bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Harm's head backwards.
A slow jab from Harm misses its intended target.
Raunio tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Raunio throws out a loose jab but Harm uses good head movement to avoid it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Raunio. Harm does a little dance to reset his feet.
It looked like Harm was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Raunio.
Raunio lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
A looping hook to the body misses from Harm. Raunio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Raunio throws a push kick but Harm slaps the foot to one side.
Raunio throws a big shot that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Raunio cracks Harm with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Raunio has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Harm.
Raunio scores with a head kick.
Harm throws a sloppy head kick and Raunio moves out of range easily.
Harm thuds a left hand into Raunio's body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harm stuns Raunio with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Harm misses with a wild body shot.
Raunio was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Harm blocks the body kick.
Raunio bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Raunio feints a counter leg kick.
Raunio throws an overhand right that lands on Harm's shoulder, as Harm tries to avoid the shot.
Raunio is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Raunio.
A little feinted left hand from Harm on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Harm jabs at Raunio's body.
Raunio scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Raunio misses with a hook. Harm ducked under it nicely.
Raunio throws a leg kick
enabling Harm to counter with a crisp jab.
Harm pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Raunio looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Raunio takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Raunio throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Raunio misses with a head kick.
A punch combination from Harm misses.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Harm pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Harm throws a series of punches but Raunio moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio scores with a decent looking hook.
Raunio avoids the body shot from Harm.
Raunio avoids the head kick by Harm.
Harm misses with a straight right.
Harm throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Raunio connects with a right hand. Harm shakes it off.
Harm takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Harm throws a series of punches but Raunio avoids them all with ease.
Raunio misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Harm.
Raunio throws a push kick but Harm slaps the foot to one side.
Raunio tries to land a front kick but Harm steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Raunio throws a front kick aimed at Harm's knee but Harm avoids it well.
Raunio misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Harm.
Raunio misses with a wild body shot.
Raunio throws a low kick but Harm avoids it.
Raunio throws a big shot that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio connects with a single shot there.
Harm takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Raunio slips under a jab.
Harm throws a half hearted mid kick.
Harm scores with a body shot.
A head kick misses from Harm.
Harm scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Harm looks to land a right hand but Raunio moved out of range.
Raunio fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Harm on the side of the head.
Harm scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Raunio throws a hook but Harm blocks it.
Harm tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Raunio moves out of range as Harm throws a body kick.
Harm throws a hook but Raunio avoids it easily.
A jab from Raunio misses.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Raunio defending well as Harm loads up on a big left hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Raunio throws a right hand that Harm ducks under and follows up with a left that Harm also avoids with ease.
Raunio slips a jab from Harm.
Raunio misses with a kick to the body.
Harm is looking to slow Raunio down with leg kicks.
Harm fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Raunio looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Harm throws an overhand right that lands on Raunio's shoulder, as Raunio tries to avoid the shot.
Raunio lands a nice looking body kick.
Harm misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Harm moves out of range of the body kick from Raunio.
Raunio throws a low kick but it's checked well by Harm.
Harm throws out a loose jab but Raunio uses good head movement to avoid it.
Raunio tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Raunio uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Harm.
Raunio feints a counter leg kick.
Harm lands with an uppercut that bounces Raunio off the cage and back into range.

Raunio gets caught flat footed, as Harm shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:56 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Rauli Raunio!
Rauli Raunio 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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RATING
80%

 

Event: EVO 232: Tallon vs Alvado     
Date:   Mar 10, 2016

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Dark Fear and Rauli Raunio. Raunio is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Die for Metal. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

189 cm
27
213 lbs
13 - 8 - 1
198 cm
28
208 lbs
9 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
Great elbows
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Museum of Monsters & Madmen

Museum of Monsters & Madmen
Bullet Proof System



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Dark Fear!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Rauli Raunio!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Jack Bonds and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Fear tries to clinch up.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Fear tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Raunio avoids it.
Fear is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Raunio is defending well for now.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Raunio has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Fear misses with a hook from the clinch.
Raunio avoids the elbow strike from Fear, against the cage.
Fear pushes Raunio back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Fear misses with a body punch.
Fear doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Raunio tries a body shot but Fear blocks it.
Raunio throws a punch but it's blocked by Fear.
Raunio lands with a short shot to the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fear throws an elbow that misses.
Fear throws an elbow that misses.

Raunio pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
A telegraphed right hand from Fear misses the target.

Fear takes the fight into the clinch.

Raunio breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice body kick from Raunio.
Raunio goes for a high kick. It partially lands.

It looks like Dark Fear has been cut.

Fear clinches.
Fear misses with the head strike.
Raunio lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Fear.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Raunio creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Fear misses with the head strike.
Raunio avoids the elbow strike from Fear, against the cage.
Fear wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Raunio lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Fear with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Fear misses with a hook from the clinch.
Fear is looking to break free of the clinch but Raunio has double underhooks.
Raunio tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Raunio lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Fear backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Raunio pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
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!
Raunio pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Raunio swats away the attempt to clinch by Fear.
Fear wants to clinch.

Fear has Raunio up against the cage in a clinch.
Fear misses with some punches.
Raunio lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Raunio can't find room to land a body shot as Fear controls the action.
Raunio tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Raunio takes an elbow to the forehead.
Fear gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.

It looks like Rauli Raunio has been cut.
Fear throws an elbow that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio blocks the elbow strike.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Raunio.
Fear stalling in the clinch but Raunio improves position.
Raunio lands a left hand.
A frustrated look appears on Fear's face as he tries to break the clinch.

Raunio breaks the clinch.
Fear walks into a stiff left hand from Raunio.
A nice leg kick lands there from Raunio.

Raunio cracks Fear with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Raunio has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Fear to stand back up!

Fear is rocked!
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Raunio throws a powerful right kick. Fear tried to block low but the kick was high! Fear was taken right off of his feet! Raunio jumps in to finish the job and the ref tackles him! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:36 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Rauli Raunio!
Rauli Raunio took to the microphone after his victory and thanked his sponsors, Museum of Monsters & Madmen for their support in the buildup to the fight.
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Event: EVO 224: Gone Cold     
Date:   Jan 27, 2016

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rauli Raunio and Dmitry Boitsoff. Raunio comes to the cage accompanied by Die for Metal. Boitsoff is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by My Domination. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

198 cm
27
208 lbs
9 - 5 - 0
180 cm
36
222 lbs
25 - 24 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Bullet Proof System
Museum of Monsters & Madmen

Museum of Monsters & Madmen



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Rauli Raunio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 24 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Dmitry Boitsoff!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, James Ackerman and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Raunio misses with a low kick.
Boitsoff is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Raunio tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Boitsoff fails to land the takedown.
Raunio moves out of range of the strikes.

Boitsoff shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Boitsoff was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Raunio tries to bench press Boitsoff off him but Boitsoff keeps the position.
Boitsoff trying to control the position but Raunio is working away.
Boitsoff slows the pace down.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Raunio parries the strikes from Boitsoff easily there. Boitsoff is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Raunio to escape.
Boitsoff wants to lay and pray for a moment but Raunio keeps working.
Boitsoff slows the pace down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Boitsoff lands a decent elbow from side control.
Raunio is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Boitsoff's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Boitsoff perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Boitsoff is keen to just control but Raunio is a slippery customer.
Raunio tries to get to full guard but Boitsoff has control of the leg.
Boitsoff is nestled in close to Raunio, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Boitsoff works his way into side control.
Boitsoff remains in side control and seems content to stay there. It's a versatile position from which he can work both strikes and submissions, whilst maintaining that control, so maybe he'll sit here for a while.
Boitsoff is putting a hurting on Raunio here, landing some big shots from side control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Boitsoff trying to control the action but Raunio is working from the bottom.
Boitsoff postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.
Boitsoff working away.
Boitsoff landing a few strikes.
Boitsoff wants to lay and pray for a moment but Raunio keeps working.

Boitsoff is trying to get an arm triangle but Raunio is defending well.

Boitsoff working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Boitsoff is looking to take a break and control but Raunio is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Raunio regains half guard there - taking advantage of Boitsoff's attempt to lay and pray for a moment.

Boitsoff is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Raunio defends it well.
Boitsoff has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Boitsoff trying to control the action but Raunio is working from the bottom.
Boitsoff 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.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
The fighters are battling for position here. Raunio manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Boitsoff lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Boitsoff working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Raunio is trying to control the position but Boitsoff postures up.
Boitsoff tries to free his leg and advance position but Raunio is retaining full guard.
My spies in Ippon Top Team inform me that Boitsoff has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Boitsoff stopping the sweep attempt from Raunio.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Boitsoff forces his way into half guard.
Raunio blocking the ground and pound attempt from Boitsoff.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Boitsoff changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Raunio looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Raunio struggling a bit here.
Boitsoff taking a breather here.
Dmitry Boitsoff has got the better of the ground game so far.
Raunio tries to improve position but can't.
Raunio is trying to work for a sweep but Boitsoff has mounted him!
Boitsoff looking to control but Raunio is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Boitsoff controlling the position easily from mount.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Boitsoff tries to control but Raunio wriggling away.
Raunio wants to hold on but Boitsoff pushes him away.
Raunio tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Boitsoff trying to control but Raunio is having none of it.
Raunio taking shots to the head.
Boitsoff tries to control but Raunio wriggling away.
Raunio is desperately trying to improve his position but Boitsoff has a good base and remains in mount.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Boitsoff controlling the position easily from mount.
Boitsoff with shots to the head and body - Raunio looks very uncomfortable down there.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Raunio gets back to half guard.
Boitsoff looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Raunio with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Boitsoff seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Raunio does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Boitsoff controlling the pace.
Raunio slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Boitsoff trying to control the position from guard on top but Raunio is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Boitsoff throws a big right hand that misses.
Boitsoff lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Boitsoff controlling from the top position.
Boitsoff working some strikes from top position.
Raunio will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Boitsoff engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Boitsoff trying to control the position from guard on top but Raunio is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Raunio seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Boitsoff pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Raunio is keeping the position for now.

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.
Raunio is trying to keep Boitsoff in close.
Raunio is controlling Boitsoff's posture.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Boitsoff is pushing down on Raunio's leg trying to pass to half guard. Raunio is fighting to maintain full guard but Boitsoff has managed to sneak the leg through.
Boitsoff is keen to just control but Raunio is a slippery customer.
Boitsoff trying to advance position but Raunio counters by regaining guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Boitsoff is in close to Raunio's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Raunio looking to hit a scissor sweep but Boitsoff is one step ahead there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Raunio throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Boitsoff.

It looks like Dmitry Boitsoff has been cut.
Raunio connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Raunio walks into a jab.
Raunio slaps away a takedown attempt from Boitsoff, before circling back to the center of the mat.

Boitsoff gets the takedown into side control.
Boitsoff looking to control but instead Raunio has slipped a leg in, to regain half guard.
Boitsoff wants to control but Raunio is keeping him busy.
Raunio desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Boitsoff throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Raunio blocking the ground and pound attempt from Boitsoff.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Boitsoff controlling the action here.
Boitsoff has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Raunio keeps control of the position for the meantime.
Raunio is looking to improve his position.
Boitsoff lands with a punch from half guard.
Boitsoff passes to full mount!
Boitsoff takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Raunio wriggling around on the bottom manages to avoid the strikes thrown by Boitsoff.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio is looking to improve his position but Boitsoff isn't that keen on the idea.
Raunio tries to hold on but Boitsoff pushes him away.
Rauli Raunio has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Boitsoff is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Boitsoff throwing strikes here but Raunio is writhing around nicely and avoiding any serious damage.
Boitsoff controlling his opponent.
Boitsoff trying to control but Raunio is having none of it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Boitsoff working for a guillotine from mount but Raunio is in no mood to give up.
Raunio 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.
Raunio slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Boitsoff throws a big right hand that misses.
Boitsoff postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Boitsoff engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Boitsoff wants to control from the top but Raunio keeps moving.
Boitsoff trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Dmitry Boitsoff is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 27:30
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 27:30
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Dmitry Boitsoff!
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Event: UNFC85: Coker Vs Tyson     
Date:   Nov 20, 2015

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Sergej Valentinovich and Rauli Raunio. Valentinovich kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Dj Roland Kenzo - Your Night. Raunio has chosen Night in Motion as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Both fighter's entrance songs getting the crowd jumping here.

186 cm
26
212 lbs
12 - 1 - 0
198 cm
27
213 lbs
9 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Pearson Specter Litt

Bullet Proof System



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the light heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Sergej Valentinovich!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Rauli Raunio!
The judges for this bout are Eddie Farnsworth, Bruno Lombardi and John Roberts.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Valentinovich keeps Raunio at a distance using the push kick.
A slapping leg kick lands for Raunio.
Valentinovich is looking to slow Raunio down with leg kicks.
Valentinovich slips under a jab from Raunio.
Valentinovich defending well as Raunio loads up on a big left hand.
Valentinovich fires out a quick counter leg kick but Raunio just manages to avoid it.
Raunio loads up on a big right hand but Valentinovich slips the punch.
Valentinovich fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Raunio manages to avoid it.
Valentinovich throws a leg kick which misses Raunio's front leg but catches the back leg as Raunio tries to avoid it.
Valentinovich thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Raunio if he has to take too many more of those.
Valentinovich tries to work over Raunio's front leg with a kick but Raunio checks it.
Raunio tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Raunio's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Valentinovich connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Raunio scrambles back to his feet.
Valentinovich walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Raunio checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Valentinovich throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Valentinovich looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
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!
Raunio scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Valentinovich throws a body punch but Raunio moves out of range.
Valentinovich throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Raunio sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Raunio fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Valentinovich manages to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Valentinovich. Raunio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Raunio changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Raunio lands with a nice body kick.
Valentinovich throws a right hand that misses
and Raunio counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Valentinovich ducks under a wild hook from Raunio.
Raunio throws a series of punches but Valentinovich avoids them all with ease.
Valentinovich slips under a jab.
Sergej Valentinovich is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Valentinovich scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Raunio doesn't seem bothered though.
Raunio misses with a two punch combination.
Valentinovich swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Raunio takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Valentinovich lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Valentinovich connects with a solid leg kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Raunio takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Raunio has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Valentinovich.
Valentinovich with a body punch. A glancing blow.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Valentinovich dodges the punch combination from Raunio.
Valentinovich throws a front kick that sends Raunio stumbling back into the cage.
Raunio looks winded!
Raunio misses with a body punch
and Valentinovich counters with a nice leg kick.
Raunio uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Valentinovich.
Raunio catches Valentinovich with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Valentinovich dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Raunio. That did some damage!
Valentinovich finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Valentinovich looks to land a combination but Raunio avoids it well.
Raunio takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Raunio bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Valentinovich's head backwards.
Valentinovich delivers a nice body kick.
Valentinovich smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Valentinovich throws a nice outside leg kick.
Valentinovich thuds his right hand into Raunio's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Valentinovich is looking to wear down Raunio with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Raunio thows a leg kick but Valentinovich checks it
and Valentinovich counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Raunio thinking.
Valentinovich dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Raunio. That did some damage!
A swing and a miss from Valentinovich.
Raunio works the jab nicely.
Raunio steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Valentinovich.
Raunio's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Valentinovich ducks under a wild hook from Raunio.
Valentinovich misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Raunio.
Raunio looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Valentinovich scores with a kick to the body.
Raunio slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Raunio fails to land with a series of punches.
Valentinovich misses with an uppercut. Raunio saw that one coming.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Raunio lands with an overhand left.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Valentinovich misses the shot to the body.
A good leg kick by Valentinovich.

Raunio moves into the clinch.
Valentinovich controlling the action here for a moment.
Valentinovich working aggressively here.
Raunio blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Valentinovich blocking some punches.
Valentinovich working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Valentinovich misses with a short punch on the inside.
Raunio blocks a body shot from Valentinovich.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Raunio lands a body shot.
Raunio throws a punch but it's blocked by Valentinovich.
Valentinovich misses with a short punch on the inside.
Valentinovich lands with a short shot to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Raunio uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Valentinovich.
Valentinovich buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Good work by Raunio as he checks the leg kick.
Raunio throws a right and a left that Valentinovich avoids nicely.
Valentinovich bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Raunio swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Valentinovich misses with a two punch combination.
Valentinovich chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Sergej Valentinovich is winning the standup battle so far.
Valentinovich lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Valentinovich lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Valentinovich misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Raunio.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fighters circle momentarily. Valentinovich darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.

Raunio is rocked!
Valentinovich lands hard precision jab right on the jaw that stiffens Raunio up and sends him tumbling to the mat! The ref grabs Valentinovich from behind before he can pounce. Some folks in the crowd didn't like that stoppage, but I saw Raunio's eyes roll way back in his head, he was done.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:53 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Sergej Valentinovich!
Sergej Valentinovich retains his light heavyweight title!
Sergej Valentinovich decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: UNFC78: Raunio Vs May     
Date:   Sep 26, 2015

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rauli Raunio and Brad May. Raunio comes into the arena with Night in Motion blaring out of the sound system. May has chosen For Whom The Bell Tolls - Metallica 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.

198 cm
26
217 lbs
9 - 3 - 0
188 cm
25
215 lbs
12 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Brown Belt
World class MT
Good gas tank

Bullet Proof System
GREEN!160

Perkele!
GREEN!160



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the light heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Rauli Raunio!
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 Las Vegas, Brad May!
The judges for this bout are Tatsuya Matsuyama, Shigeki Sano and Sosuke Kotani.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
May sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Rauli Raunio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Raunio throws a leg kick
and May counters with a low kick, right behind Raunio 's knee.
A combination from Raunio does no damage.
May misses with a looping left.
May on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Raunio thumps May with a low kick.
Raunio swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and May counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Raunio jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Raunio throws a leg kick but May sees it coming and checks it nicely.
The fighters circling - May throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
May throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Raunio.
May takes a shot right to the bread basket.
May has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
May takes a swing at Raunio's ribcage but misses.
Raunio misses with a hook
and May counters with an outside leg kick.
Raunio keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Raunio throws a jab when May was well out of range.
May connects with a looping right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but May was well out of range. Poor timing from Raunio.
May with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Raunio to score with a decent uppercut.
May displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Raunio.
Raunio throws out a powerful jab.
Raunio is looking to land body kicks.
Raunio moves out of range of the body kick.
May lands a jab.
May throws a sloppy head kick

and Raunio counters with a single leg into guard. May didn't expect that.
May pulls Raunio in to control the position.
May is trying to control the position from the bottom.

May had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Raunio defends it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio looking to pass the guard.
Raunio postures up.
May preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
May wants to sweep but no luck.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Raunio trying to control the position from guard on top but May is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
May avoids a kick to the body.
May steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
May takes a swing at Raunio's ribcage but misses.
Raunio looks to land a combination but May avoids it well.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Raunio lands a head kick. May smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Raunio paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio connects with a right hand. May shakes it off.
May misses with a low kick as Raunio jumps back.
May takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Raunio ducks under a wild hook from May.
A jab from Raunio does it's job there.
A lazy left from Raunio finds it's target.
A big right from Raunio misses.
Raunio looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
May misses the shot to the body.
Raunio half committed to a counter leg kick.
Raunio tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Raunio throws a shot to the body.

Raunio drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
May has his hands on Raunio's head, controlling the position.
Raunio postures up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Raunio slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Raunio loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Raunio working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
May pulls Raunio in close to prevent any damage.
Raunio throwing strikes from guard but May blocks nicely.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
May seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Raunio sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


May tries to land a front kick but Raunio steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.

Raunio looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
May keeping moving, preventing Raunio from controlling successfully.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Raunio accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Raunio throwing strikes from guard but May blocks nicely.
Raunio with a nice head shot there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
May is trying to keep Raunio in close.
May keeping moving, preventing Raunio from controlling successfully.
May wants to sweep but no luck.
Raunio has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Raunio wants to control from the top but May keeps moving.
Raunio scoring with punches to the head and body.
May is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Raunio throws a strike but May rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Raunio working for a triangle but May defends it easily.

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

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.
Raunio 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 referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Good leg kick by May there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
May takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Raunio takes a swing at May's ribcage but misses.

Raunio drives through with a takedown into guard.

May looking for a guillotine here but Raunio defends easily.
Raunio scores with a decent looking elbow strike.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio trying to control but May is working from the bottom.
Raunio stopping the sweep attempt from May.
Raunio scoring with some ground and pound.
Raunio pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. May is keeping the position for now.
Raunio postures up.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Raunio trying to control the position from guard on top but May is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Raunio trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Raunio is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Raunio looking to pass the guard.

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.
May working a defensive guard here.
Raunio is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that May can do to turn this around?
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
Raunio stands up over May, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Raunio is in close to May's body, working some short punches and elbows.
May is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Raunio trying to control but May is working from the bottom.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

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

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


Raunio misses with a kick to the body
and Raunio takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
May lands a nice looking body kick.
May bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Raunio looks to throw the jab but May is out of range.
May throws a body punch but Raunio moves out of range.
May throws a chopping leg kick but Raunio manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
May pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Raunio has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from May.
May pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Raunio drops down looking for a counter takedown but May sprawls and moves away.
The fighters circling - Raunio throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
May tries a quick counter leg kick but Raunio is wise to it.
Raunio is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
May attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Raunio cracks May with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Raunio moves out of range as May throws a body kick.
A low kick from May misses
and Raunio counters with a lovely straight right hand!
May feints and then cracks Raunio's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Raunio down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
May blocks a leg kick.
May replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Raunio blocks it well.
May throws a leg kick which misses Raunio's front leg but catches the back leg as Raunio tries to avoid it.
May blocks a jab.
May throws a leg kick but Raunio sees it coming and moves out of range.
Raunio scores with a jab to the jaw.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Raunio checks a leg kick.
Raunio lands a head kick!
May takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Raunio misses with a series of wild punches.
Raunio tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A slapping leg kick lands for May.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Raunio.
Raunio lands a nice looking body kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
May ducks under a wild hook from Raunio.
Raunio feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to May's calf.
Raunio throws a body kick that misses.
Raunio falls off balance throwing a combination
and May counters with an outside leg kick.
Brad May is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Raunio misses with a looping left.
Raunio swings widly with a right hand
and May counters with a stiff right hand.
A jab from Raunio does it's job there.
Raunio pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Raunio throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Raunio pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
May tries to land a leg kick but Raunio saw it coming and moves away.
Raunio is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Both fighters circling a little - May finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
A swing and a miss from Raunio.
May goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Raunio closes this distance looking for a takedown but May circles away.
A jab from May misses.
A little feinted left hand from Raunio on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
May misses with a looping right.
Good leg kick by May there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Raunio misses with a looping left.
May looks to land a right hand but Raunio moved out of range.
Nice body punch from May.
Raunio's corner calls for a 1-2. Raunio obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Raunio throws a head kick but May moves out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
May moves away from the strike by Raunio.
May flicks out a counter leg kick but Raunio steps away.
Raunio drops his hands momentarily and May takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Raunio lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
May throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A low kick from Raunio is predictable there
and May counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Raunio throws a body kick that misses.
May is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Raunio with a body shot.
May 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.
Raunio avoids the head kick by May.
Raunio blocks a leg kick.
May drops his hands momentarily and Raunio takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Raunio looking to land some kicks to the body here.
May moves away from the strike by Raunio.
May attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Raunio throws a head kick that misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from May! But no joy.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Rauli Raunio did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Ouch! a nice leg kick from May, right into the meat.
May tried to score with a low kick but Raunio checks it.
Raunio connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
May closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
May looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Good standup being displayed there by May as he connects with a hook.
Raunio swings and misses with a hook to the body.
May swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
May has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Raunio throws a leg kick which misses May's front leg but catches the back leg as May tries to avoid it.
May missing with a left hand there. Raunio was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
May takes one on the button.
May stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Good leg kick by Raunio there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Raunio shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Raunio scores with a nice strike.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio misses with an uppercut. May saw that one coming.
Raunio darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
May moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Raunio throws a head kick that misses.
May sizes up Raunio with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
May takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
May throws a counter combo.
A lazy body kick from Raunio
and Raunio takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
May scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Raunio doesn't seem bothered though.
Raunio misses with a looping left.
May throws a poor cross that misses
and Raunio counters with a one-two to the body.
May rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Raunio counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
May misses with a hook. Raunio ducked under it nicely.
May looks to throw the jab but Raunio is out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
May keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
May fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Raunio has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Raunio showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from May.
May dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
A swing and a miss from Raunio.
Raunio throws a predictable looking body shot
and May counters with a nice uppercut.
Raunio lands with a cross.
Raunio takes one to the chin there.
May misses with a hook.
May wants to slow Raunio down by chopping away at his legs.
Raunio throws out a leg kick but May moves out of range and Raunio only half commits.
May flicks out a counter leg kick but Raunio steps away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio tries a head kick but it misses.
May flicks out a counter leg kick but Raunio steps away.
A solid leg kick lands there for May.
Raunio chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before May can pounce on him.
May throws a low kick, looking for Raunio's leg but Raunio calmly moves out of range.
May throws a low kick but it's checked well by Raunio.
Raunio scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
May ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Raunio goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Raunio scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Nice defenses there by May.
Raunio fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and May has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Raunio slips under a jab.
A nice leg kick lands there from May.
Rauli Raunio is winning the standup battle so far.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Raunio takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Raunio throws a front kick aimed at May's knee but May avoids it well.
May stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Raunio.
May misses with a body kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Raunio throws a quick inside leg kick.
Raunio bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps May's head backwards.
Raunio misses with a straight right.
Raunio connects with a solid leg kick.
Raunio throws a leg kick
and May counters with an inside leg kick.
May's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Raunio connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! May scrambles back to his feet.
Raunio on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Raunio misses with the body kick
and May counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
May blocks a jab.
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 Rauli Raunio will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


May scores with a three punch combo!
May lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.

Raunio is rocked!
May gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Oh Raunio is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Raunio is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by May.
May scores with a kick to the body.
May circles and sees the opportunity to plant his feet and throw a really nice straight left hand that drops Raunio to the canvas! Raunio doesn't know where he is but he's trying to survive - May keeps piling on the pressure and forces the referee to step in! This one is aaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:19 of round 5, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Brad May!
Brad May is the new light heavyweight champion!
Brad May thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: UNFC73: Reznick Vs Raunio     
Date:   Aug 22, 2015

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Trevor Reznick and Rauli Raunio. Raunio has chosen The Drugs Don't Work as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

182 cm
25
215 lbs
17 - 4 - 0
198 cm
26
217 lbs
8 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the light heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Trevor Reznick!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Rauli Raunio!
The judges for this bout are Ren Mimura, Shigeki Sano and Taro Takaoka.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Reznick thows a leg kick but Raunio checks it

and Raunio counters with a shoot takedown. Reznick fights it but they end up in guard.
Raunio loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Raunio wants to control from the top but Reznick keeps moving.
Reznick working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Raunio.
Raunio throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Reznick works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Reznick keeping moving, preventing Raunio from controlling successfully.
Raunio landing with the ground and pound.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Reznick utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Reznick is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Raunio trying to control the position from guard on top but Reznick is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Reznick might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Raunio loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Raunio trying to control the position from guard on top but Reznick is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Raunio loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Raunio trying to control but Reznick is working from the bottom.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Reznick utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Raunio throws a big elbow that misses.
Raunio trying to control but Reznick is working from the bottom.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Raunio checks a leg kick.

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.
Raunio throws a head kick but Reznick moves out of range.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Raunio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Reznick keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Raunio.
Raunio connects with a single shot there.
Raunio swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Reznick feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Raunio avoids a kick to the body.
Reznick misses the shot to the body.
Raunio thinks about the counter body kick.
Reznick takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Raunio has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Reznick is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Good leg kick by Reznick there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Raunio works Reznick's body with a nice hook.
Reznick on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Raunio. Raunio obviously looking to wear him down.
Raunio avoids a kick to the body.
Raunio scores with a head kick. Reznick tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Raunio listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Raunio slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Raunio slips a jab and a cross from Reznick.
Reznick moves out of range as Raunio throws a body kick.
Reznick throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio throws an overhand right that lands on Reznick's shoulder, as Reznick tries to avoid the shot.
Reznick throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Raunio swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Reznick.
Raunio throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Reznick is looking for a counter combo.
An inside leg kick lands from Raunio.
Raunio takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Raunio is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Raunio lands a two punch combo.
Raunio connects with a jab.
Reznick looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Raunio has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Raunio scores with a sloppy right hand. Reznick should have avoided that one.
Reznick takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
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!
Raunio feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Reznick's calf.
Raunio keeps the fight on the outside.
Raunio scores with a decent looking hook.
Raunio slips a straight right by Reznick.
Raunio uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Reznick.
Raunio ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Reznick moves away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Reznick lands a body shot.
Raunio lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Reznick waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Raunio.
Reznick tries to work over Raunio's front leg with a kick but Raunio checks it.
Reznick moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
The crowd cheers as Raunio lands an impressive looking overhand right. Reznick doesn't seem phased though.
A shot to the liver by Raunio. Beautiful body shot.
Reznick bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Reznick is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Both fighters circling a little - Reznick finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Reznick connects with a solid leg kick.
Reznick tries a head kick but it misses.
Raunio tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Reznick delivers a nice body kick.
Raunio moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Reznick fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Raunio fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Reznick to the ground. Raunio is now in Reznick's guard.
Raunio wants to control from the top but Reznick keeps moving.
Reznick is trying to keep Raunio in close.
Raunio postures up in Reznick's guard and throws a big left but Reznick blocks it.
Raunio throws a big elbow that misses.
Raunio is in close to Reznick's body, working some short punches and elbows.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Raunio forces his way into half guard.
Raunio thows a huge punch but Reznick dodges it nicely.
Raunio sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Reznick defending well though.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio slips a nice elbow through Reznick's hands, connecting with Reznick's forehead.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Raunio slips a nice elbow through Reznick's hands, connecting with Reznick's forehead.
Raunio throwing shots but Reznick is blocking nicely.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Raunio missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Raunio thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Reznick's head.
Raunio is looking to take a break and control but Reznick is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Raunio throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Raunio thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Nice strikes from Raunio there.
Raunio thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Raunio missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

Raunio is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Reznick doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Raunio.

Raunio is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Ground and pound from Raunio.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Reznick works his way to full guard. Good work.
Reznick preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Raunio works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Raunio lands strikes from half guard.
Ground and pound from Raunio.
Raunio scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Raunio wants to lay and pray for a moment but Reznick keeps working.
Raunio thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Raunio throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Raunio thows a huge punch but Reznick dodges it nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Raunio not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Raunio drops an elbow to the side of Reznick's head.
Raunio throwing shots but Reznick is blocking nicely.
Raunio not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Reznick is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Raunio scores with a couple of nice shots.
Raunio sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Reznick defending well though.
Reznick avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Raunio.
Raunio not landing any meaningful shots this time.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Reznick tries to get to full guard but Raunio has control of the leg.
Raunio has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Ground and pound from Raunio.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rauli Raunio 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.


Reznick throws a low kick but Raunio avoids it.
Raunio only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Raunio has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Raunio lands a nice shot that snaps Reznick's head back.
Reznick misses with a body kick.
Reznick tries to work over Raunio's front leg with a kick but Raunio checks it.
Raunio connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
An inside leg kick lands from Reznick.
Reznick throws a lazy body kick
and Raunio counters with a body kick.
Raunio lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Raunio fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Reznick.
Raunio clobbers Reznick with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Reznick throws a head kick that misses.
Reznick avoids the head kick by Raunio.
Reznick with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Raunio to score with a decent uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Reznick goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Reznick drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Reznick throws a push kick but Raunio slaps the foot to one side.
And Raunio tries to counter it with a takedown but Reznick pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Rauli Raunio seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Reznick slips a jab and a cross from Raunio.
Reznick takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio checks a leg kick.
Reznick moves away from the strike by Raunio.
Reznick wants to clinch.
A bone on bone clash there as Raunio blocks the leg kick.
Good work by Reznick as he checks the leg kick.
Raunio has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Reznick.
Raunio takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Raunio is trying to counter with his kicks.
Raunio lands with a thumping leg kick.
Reznick lands with a thumping leg kick.
Raunio's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Reznick takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Reznick fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Raunio checks it well.
Raunio ducks under a wild hook from Reznick.
Raunio drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Reznick defends it well.
Reznick ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Raunio moves away.
Nice cross by Raunio.
Raunio goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio cracks the inside of Reznick's front leg.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Reznick sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Reznick fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Raunio keeps Reznick at a distance using the push kick.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Raunio connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Reznick misses the shot to the body.
Reznick throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Raunio scores with a head kick. Reznick tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Raunio pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Reznick appears to be looking for a big counter.
A low kick from Reznick is predictable there
and Raunio connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Reznick uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Raunio.
Reznick misses the shot to the body.
Reznick avoids the head kick by Raunio.
Reznick wants to clinch up but Raunio keeps it at a distance.
Reznick throws a leg kick
and Raunio counters with a right hand to the body.
Reznick throws a front kick aimed at Raunio's knee but Raunio avoids it well.
Reznick is looking to wear down Raunio with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Raunio paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Reznick feints and then cracks Raunio's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Raunio down.
Raunio bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Reznick is looking to land body kicks.
Raunio with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Reznick tries to land a body kick
and Raunio counters with a head kick.

Reznick is rocked!
Reznick looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Oh Reznick is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Trevor Reznick is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Raunio moves out of range as Reznick throws a body kick.
Reznick will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Reznick moves out of range of the body kick.
Reznick seems to have got his legs back now.
Reznick looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Reznick misses with a body kick.
Raunio throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
As Raunio backs away, Reznick returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
You can see that Raunio has visibly slowed down as a result of the leg kicks
Raunio connects with a solid leg kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Raunio fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Reznick has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Reznick misses the shot to the body.
A nice leg kick lands there from Reznick.
Reznick throws a wild body kick that Raunio sees coming a mile off.
Reznick throws a body kick that misses.
A nice inside leg kick there by Raunio. That's going to slow Reznick down.
Raunio is looking to chop away at Reznick's legs.
Raunio feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Reznick's calf.
An inside leg kick lands from Raunio.
Raunio connects with a leg kick. Reznick looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Raunio throws a wild body kick that Reznick sees coming a mile off.
Reznick tried to counter with a leg kick but Raunio avoided it.
Reznick looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Raunio throws the kick towards the body but Reznick avoids it.

Raunio manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Reznick on his heels. He'll look to pass Reznick's guard now, I'm sure.
Reznick is looking to stand back up but Raunio counters by passing into half guard. Oops... bit sloppy there by Reznick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Reznick is looking for a sweep. Raunio is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Reznick checks the leg kick.
A head kick misses from Reznick.
Good work by Raunio as he checks the leg kick.
Reznick tries to land a front kick but Raunio steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Raunio moves out of range of the body kick.
Reznick tries to clinch up but Raunio circles away and keeps his distance.
Raunio 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.
Reznick drops his hands momentarily and Raunio takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Reznick just misses with a punch to the body.
Reznick ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Raunio scores with the left hand. Reznick knows he should have avoided that one.
Raunio throws the kick towards the body but Reznick avoids it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Reznick doesn't manage to clinch there - Raunio circles away.
Reznick feints and then cracks Raunio's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Raunio down.
Raunio with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Raunio moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Reznick steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Raunio.
It appears Reznick was looking to counter with a kick there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Reznick has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Raunio is looking to land body kicks.
Reznick misses with a low kick.
Raunio is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Reznick with a body shot.
Reznick throws a body kick that misses.
Reznick fails in his attempt to clinch.
Reznick moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromRaunio.
Raunio on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Reznick. Reznick obviously looking to wear him down.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Reznick 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 Raunio has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Raunio and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Reznick throws a body shot but no joy.
Raunio stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
That kick from Raunio tenderised Reznick's leg. Reznick is trying to keep his angry face on.
Raunio throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
It looked like Reznick was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Raunio thuds his shin into the meat of Reznick's side.
Reznick throws the kick towards the body but Raunio avoids it.
Raunio fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Reznick manages to avoid it.
Reznick lands a leg kick that knocks Raunio off balance momentarily.
Reznick explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio misses with a straight right.
Reznick throws a predictable looking body shot
and Raunio counters with a nice low kick that buckles Reznick's knee momentarily.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Reznick tried to score with a low kick but Raunio checks it.
Raunio avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Reznick scores with a leg kick.
Raunio misses with a wild combination.

Reznick closes the distance and pushes Raunio back into the cage.
Reznick doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Raunio blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A right hook to the body lands for Raunio.
Reznick scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Raunio misses with a body punch.
Reznick tries a body shot but Raunio blocks it.
Raunio tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Reznick's elbow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Reznick's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Raunio throws a head punch that misses.
Reznick struggles to land a body shot inside as Raunio controls his hands.
Raunio pushes Reznick back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.

Raunio breaks from the clinch.
Reznick throws a solid leg kick but Raunio takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Reznick.
Reznick takes one on the button.

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

Reznick is scooting his butt against the cage and has managed to get back to his feet. Raunio presses him back against the cage, presumably looking to take the fight back to the mat.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Raunio doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Raunio tries for a takedown but Reznick manages to get underhooks.
Raunio tries a body shot but Reznick blocks it.
Raunio lands with a left to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Raunio lands a left hand that snaps the head of Reznick backwards.
Reznick takes a shot to the head.
Reznick lands with a left to the head.
Raunio is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Reznick is defending well.
Raunio is trying to push Reznick away but Reznick has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Reznick tries to work over Raunio's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Raunio has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Reznick after a bit of a struggle.
Trevor Reznick has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Rauli Raunio.
Raunio jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Reznick walks away with a smile on his face. Raunio gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Raunio is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Reznick throws a low kick but Raunio avoids it.
Reznick throws a sloppy head kick and Raunio moves out of range easily.
Good work by Raunio as he checks the leg kick.

Reznick clinches up with Raunio and pushes him back against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Reznick.
Reznick pushes Raunio back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Reznick blocks an uppercut.
Reznick throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Raunios head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Rauli Raunio will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. This is the final round!



Reznick has taken the fight to the clinch.
Raunio blocks a body shot from Reznick.
Raunio working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Raunio lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Reznick backwards.
Raunio tries a body shot but Reznick blocks it.
Reznick swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Reznick swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Raunio doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Reznick misses with a short punch on the inside.
Reznick tries a body shot but Raunio blocks it.
A short right from Reznick.

Raunio has Reznick pressed up against the cage. He's trying to work for a single leg takedown. Raunio pulls back from the cage and twists to the side, sending Reznick tumbling to the mat - Raunio dives into Reznick's guard.
Raunio postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio stands and throws Reznick's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Reznick struggling a bit here.
Raunio lands an elbow.
Raunio controlling the position from side mount.
Raunio lands a few punches from side control.
Rauli Raunio has got the better of the ground game so far.
Raunio lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Reznick down.

Raunio tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Raunio has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The strikes coming from Raunio are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Raunio lands a nice forearm strike.
Raunio landing a few strikes.
Reznick dodges the ground and pound from Raunio.
Raunio looking to control but instead Reznick has slipped a leg in, to regain half guard.
Raunio trying to control the action but Reznick is working from the bottom.
Raunio trying to pass the guard but Reznick defending well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Reznick is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Raunio misses with a head shot. Reznick uses the momentum to regain guard.
Raunio makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Trevor Reznick has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Raunio is looking to work some ground and pound but Reznick has wrist control.
Reznick can't keep his opponent in guard - Raunio advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.

Reznick is defending against the submission attempts here by Raunio.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Reznick avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Raunio.
Raunio sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Reznick defending well though.
Raunio wants to control but Reznick is keeping him busy.
Raunio passes the guard and advances to mount!
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Raunio lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Ren Mimura scores the fight 45:50
Judge Shigeki Sano scores the fight 46:49
Judge Taro Takaoka scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Rauli Raunio!

Rauli Raunio is the new light heavyweight champion!
A less than humble Rauli Raunio 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: UNFC68: Camacho Vs Hong     
Date:   Jul 18, 2015

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rauli Raunio and Nikolay Burdyalov. Raunio comes to the cage accompanied by The Drugs Don't Work. Burdyalov has chosen To The Metal as his entrance music. Rauli Raunio has a significant reach advantage - let's see if he can make it count.

198 cm
25
217 lbs
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Rauli Raunio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Nikolay Burdyalov!
The judges for this bout are Yuuki Gou, Sosuke Kotani and Yasuomi Hirokawa.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
The fighters circling - Burdyalov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Raunio lands a lovely overhand right.
The fighters circle momentarily. Burdyalov darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Burdyalov fails to land with a series of punches.
Raunio uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Burdyalov.

Raunio rushes Burdyalov and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Raunio digs a right hand into Burdyalov's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Burdyalov's gas tank.
Burdyalov stalling in the clinch but Raunio improves position.
Raunio letting Burdyalov take a breather here.
Burdyalov looking to stall.
Burdyalov working hard to break the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Raunio misses with a punch on the inside.
Raunio swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Raunio scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Raunio lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Raunio struggles to land a body shot inside as Burdyalov controls his hands.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Raunio creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Burdyalov wants to get back to striking at distance but Raunio won't allow it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio being controlled against the cage.

Burdyalov breaks from the clinch.

Raunio has Burdyalov up against the cage in a clinch.

Raunio works for the underhooks and manages to get a trip takedown into guard.
Raunio 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.
Raunio passes Burdyalov's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Still in half guard, Raunio seems content to control.
Burdyalov is looking to escape.
Raunio drops an elbow to the side of Burdyalov's head.
Raunio lands with a punch from half guard.
Burdyalov tries to get to full guard but Raunio has control of the leg.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio controlling the action here.
Raunio not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Raunio prevents Burdyalov from improving his position.
Raunio wants to lay and pray for a moment but Burdyalov keeps working.
Burdyalov tries to get to full guard but Raunio has control of the leg.
Burdyalov is looking to control Raunio's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Burdyalov avoid being mounted?
Raunio trying to control the action but Burdyalov is working from the bottom.
Burdyalov is looking to control Raunio's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Burdyalov avoid being mounted?

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio trying to control the action but Burdyalov is working from the bottom.
Burdyalov is trying to control but can't.
Burdyalov tries to get to full guard but Raunio has control of the leg.
Raunio thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Raunio not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

Burdyalov looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Burdyalov taking some punishment here, with Raunio in his half guard.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Burdyalov wants to control but Raunio is keeping busy.
Raunio is nestled in close to Burdyalov, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Burdyalov tries to kick Raunio off but Raunio keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.
Burdyalov has hold of Raunio's hands but Raunio slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Raunio not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Raunio looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Burdyalov wants to control but Raunio is keeping busy.
Raunio looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Burdyalov with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Burdyalov is looking to control Raunio's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Burdyalov avoid being mounted?
Burdyalov is trying to stand up here but Raunio is controlling him well.
Burdyalov is positioning himself well to prevent Raunio advancing to mount.
Raunio 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.
Ground and pound from Raunio.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Raunio wants to clinch
and Burdyalov cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Raunio lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Raunio avoids the head kick by Burdyalov.
Raunio sizes up Burdyalov with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.

Raunio lands a big uppercut and Burdyalov crumbles to the floor! The ref thinks about stopping the fight but Burdyalov looks OK. Raunio waves Burdyalov back to his feet!

Burdyalov is rocked!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A combination from Raunio does no damage.
Burdyalov is looking for the big counter here.
Burdyalov is still on wobbly legs! Can Raunio finish him?
Burdyalov throws a head kick that misses.
Raunio looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Burdyalov throws a head kick but Raunio moves out of range.
Raunio swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Burdyalov scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Burdyalov seems to have recovered his senses.
Raunio misses with a head kick.
Burdyalov throws a left and a right that both miss
and Raunio counters with an outside leg kick.
Burdyalov will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Burdyalov throws a half hearted mid kick.
A slapping leg kick lands for Raunio.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Burdyalov misses with a straight right.
Raunio is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Burdyalov.
Burdyalov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Raunio.
Raunio connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Burdyalov bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Raunio throws a quick inside leg kick.
Burdyalov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Raunio moves away.
Raunio lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
Raunio lands with a hook. Burdyalov tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Burdyalov throws a head kick but Raunio moves out of range.
Raunio appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Raunio uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Burdyalov.
Raunio throws a head kick that misses
and Burdyalov counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Burdyalov walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Burdyalov throws a head kick that misses.
Raunio wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Raunio cracks Burdyalov with a big right hand that sends him to the floor! Burdyalov looks wobbly but he's sprung back up to his feet straight away… can Raunio finish him?
Burdyalov tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Raunio drops Burdyalov with a straight left! Oh this is bad for Burdyalov! Raunio dives in and starts dropping bombs - the referee has no choice but to step in and save him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Rauli Raunio!
A less than humble Rauli Raunio 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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RATING
62%

 

Event: UNFC62: Reznick Vs Page     
Date:   Jun 12, 2015

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Roy Li-Taylor and Rauli Raunio. Raunio comes into a darkened arena with his song building. The Drugs Don't Work kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Roy Li-Taylor has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

192 cm
24
224 lbs
12 - 6 - 0
198 cm
25
217 lbs
6 - 3 - 0
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Roy Li-Taylor!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Rauli Raunio!
The judges for this bout are Sosuke Kotani, Shigeki Sano and Taro Takaoka.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Li-Taylor 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.
Raunio lands with a thumping leg kick.
Raunio throws a body kick that misses.
Li-Taylor walks forward, straight into a front kick from Raunio.
Raunio with a nice cross.
Li-Taylor scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
We've been told by Li-Taylor's head coaches at Ultimate MMA Training Center that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Raunio tries to clinch but Li-Taylor is having none of it.
Li-Taylor is looking to counter the offense by Raunio and move into the clinch.

Li-Taylor moves into the clinch.
Raunio blocks an elbow strike.

Raunio manages to break the clinch.
Li-Taylor takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
A low kick from Raunio misses
and Li-Taylor counters with a good, hard body kick but Raunio shrugs it off.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Raunio looks to land a right hand but Li-Taylor moved out of range.
Raunio pushes Li-Taylor away with a front kick.
A solid leg kick lands there for Li-Taylor.
Raunio with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Li-Taylor takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Li-Taylor takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Li-Taylor works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Raunio throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Li-Taylor chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Raunio can pounce on him.
Li-Taylor goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Li-Taylor slips under a jab.
Raunio scores with a kick to the midsection.
Li-Taylor misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Raunio's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Raunio duly obliges.
Raunio lands a nice hook to Li-Taylor's body. Li-Taylor takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.

Li-Taylor gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Li-Taylor with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Li-Taylor is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Nice elbow from Li-Taylor.
Li-Taylor lands an elbow that stopped Raunio in his tracks for a moment.
Raunio takes an elbow to the temple.
Raunio misses with a body punch.
With the fighters up against the cage, Li-Taylor throws an elbow but misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Raunio blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Raunio tries to score a body lock takedown but Li-Taylor shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Li-Taylor pushes off an throws an elbow but Raunio leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Li-Taylor prevents a body shot from Raunio.
Li-Taylor prevents a body shot from Raunio.
Li-Taylor prevents a takedown attempt there.
Roy Li-Taylor has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Rauli Raunio.
Raunio misses with some punches.
Raunio misses with a punch on the inside.
Li-Taylor unloads a knee to the mid-section. Raunio lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Raunio tries to work over Li-Taylor's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Li-Taylor missing with knees to the body.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Raunio creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Raunio wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Raunio softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Raunio has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Li-Taylor is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Li-Taylor.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A short right from Raunio on the inside.
Li-Taylor missing with knees to the body.

Raunio manages to break the clinch.
Raunio looks to score with a jab to the body but Li-Taylor is just out of range.
Li-Taylor throws a front kick that sends Raunio stumbling back into the cage.
Roy Li-Taylor is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Li-Taylor throws a low kick but it's checked well by Raunio.
Raunio drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Li-Taylor defends it well.
Rauli Raunio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Raunio looks to score with a jab to the body but Li-Taylor is just out of range.
Raunio pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Raunio misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Li-Taylor throws an overhand right that lands on Raunio's shoulder, as Raunio tries to avoid the shot.
Raunio misses with a body shot
and Li-Taylor counters with a stiff right hand.
Raunio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Raunio scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Li-Taylor misses with an uppercut. Raunio saw that one coming.
Li-Taylor tries to clinch up but Raunio circles away and keeps his distance.
Li-Taylor lands a head kick!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Li-Taylor stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Raunio.

Li-Taylor forces Raunio back against the cage and clinches.
Raunio lands with a short punch from the clinch.

Raunio breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Li-Taylor throws a jab but it's blocked by Raunio.
Raunio just misses with a punch to the body.
Raunio scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Li-Taylor doesn't seem bothered though.
Li-Taylor is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Raunio getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Raunio displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Li-Taylor throws out the jab.
That kick from Raunio tenderised Li-Taylor's leg. Li-Taylor is trying to keep his angry face on.
Raunio blocks a head kick by Li-Taylor.
Raunio cracks Li-Taylor with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Raunio takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Raunio avoids the head kick by Li-Taylor.
Li-Taylor throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Raunio takes a swing at Li-Taylor's ribcage but misses.
Raunio is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Li-Taylor rather than just go for the knockout.
Raunio throws a low kick but it's checked well by Li-Taylor.

Li-Taylor rushes Raunio and presses him up against the cage.
Li-Taylor throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Raunio blocks it with crossed arms.
Li-Taylor creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Raunio drops down looking for an ankle pick but Li-Taylor pulls his leg out and moves away.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Raunio.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Li-Taylor moves in looking to clinch but Raunio pushes him off.
Raunio moves out of range of the body kick.
Raunio steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Li-Taylor. That one must have hurt.
Li-Taylor tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Raunio avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Raunio tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Raunio is looking to land body kicks.
Raunio with a jab.
Raunio is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Li-Taylor.
Li-Taylor throws a lazy body kick

and Raunio counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Li-Taylor avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Raunio.
Raunio controlling the action here.
Raunio wants to control but Li-Taylor is keeping him busy.
Raunio is looking to advance position but Li-Taylor won't allow it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Raunio keeps trying to improve his 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. Raunio connects with a nice short shot to Li-Taylor's temple.
Li-Taylor is not content to let Raunio control the position.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Li-Taylor throws a leg kick which misses Raunio's front leg but catches the back leg as Raunio tries to avoid it.
Raunio scores with the left hand. Li-Taylor knows he should have avoided that one.
Raunio misses with a wild body shot.
A little feinted left hand from Li-Taylor on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Raunio has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Li-Taylor is looking to clinch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Li-Taylor lands with a nice body punch.
Raunio throws a head kick but Li-Taylor moves out of range.
Raunio jabs Li-Taylor to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Raunio moves out of range of the body kick from Li-Taylor.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Raunio. Li-Taylor does a little dance to reset his feet.
Raunio lands with a slapping head kick.
Raunio connects with a body shot that sends Li-Taylor's belly button to the back.
Li-Taylor lands with a straight right. Raunio didn't see that one coming.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Li-Taylor.
Li-Taylor moves in looking to clinch but Raunio pushes him off.
Raunio lands a leg kick that knocks Li-Taylor off balance momentarily.
Raunio thuds a left hand into Li-Taylor's body.
Li-Taylor ducks right into an uppercut from Raunio.
Raunio misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Li-Taylor.
It looked like Li-Taylor wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Raunio misses with a few strikes there.
Li-Taylor throwing a counter right hand but Raunio manages to avoid it.
Li-Taylor misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Raunio scores with a kick to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Li-Taylor misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Li-Taylor avoids the body shot from Raunio.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Li-Taylor jabbing away but nothing is landing.

Raunio clinches with his opponent.
A shot in the inside from Raunio.
Raunio misses with a punch to the body.
Li-Taylor blocks a body shot from Raunio.
Raunio lands a body punch.
Raunio avoiding damage as Li-Taylor throws knees to the body.
Raunio cracks Li-Taylor with a nice body shot.
Li-Taylor will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Raunio lands with a left to the head.

Raunio gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.
Raunio is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Raunio trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Raunio slips nicely into half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rauli Raunio 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!


Raunio tries to clinch but Li-Taylor is having none of it.

Li-Taylor gets a clinch.
Raunio drops down looking for an ankle pick but Li-Taylor pulls his leg out and moves away.
Raunio takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Raunio throws a series of punches but Li-Taylor moves out of range.
Raunio scores with a jab to the head.
Li-Taylor throws a solid leg kick but Raunio takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Li-Taylor.
Li-Taylor cracks Raunio with a right hand to the side of the head.
Li-Taylor throws a lazy right hand but Raunio sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Raunio connects with a leg kick. Li-Taylor looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Li-Taylor with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Li-Taylor throws a series of punches but Raunio avoids them all with ease.
Raunio tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Li-Taylor manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Li-Taylor on the wrong end of a nice hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Li-Taylor counters with a body kick that stops Raunio in his tracks momentarily.
Li-Taylor uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Raunio.
Raunio stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Raunio tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Li-Taylor was well out of range. Poor timing from Raunio.
Li-Taylor seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Raunio digs a good hook to Li-Taylor's body.

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

Li-Taylor is rocked!
Today's fight clock is brought to you by... OOOH that's a huge shot by Raunio! Li-Taylor is in big trouble here - the ref steps in to save him and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:40 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Rauli Raunio!
Rauli Raunio decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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Event: CEC 375     
Date:   Mar 20, 2015

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rauli Raunio and His Eminence Cardinal Sanctus. Raunio's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, The Drugs Don't Work. Cardinal Sanctus has chosen Ghost B.C. - Secular Haze as his entrance music. Rauli Raunio has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

198 cm
24
228 lbs
5 - 3 - 0
191 cm
21
220 lbs
8 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Purple Belt
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

Bullet Proof System

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Rauli Raunio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, His Eminence Cardinal Sanctus!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Chris Edwards and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Cardinal Sanctus steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Raunio.
And Cardinal Sanctus responds with a good body kick, but Raunio manages to step out the way in time.
Raunio misses the shot to the body.

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

Cardinal Sanctus looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Raunio trying to control but Cardinal Sanctus is working from the bottom.
Raunio wants to pass the guard but Cardinal Sanctus is keeping the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cardinal Sanctus trying to control the position.
Raunio controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cardinal Sanctus wants to stand up but Raunio is controlling him.
Raunio in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Raunio prevents Cardinal Sanctus from getting back to his feet.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Rauli Raunio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Raunio just misses with a punch to the body.
Raunio throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Cardinal Sanctus throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Raunio cracks Cardinal Sanctus with a good jab.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Raunio.
Raunio blocks the body kick.
Cardinal Sanctus thuds his shin into the meat of Raunio's side.
Cardinal Sanctus cracks the inside of Raunio's front leg.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cardinal Sanctus has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Cardinal Sanctus there as he acknowledges the shot.
Raunio tests Cardinal Sanctus's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Raunio connects with a high kick.
Cardinal Sanctus throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Raunio moves out of range as Cardinal Sanctus throws a body kick.
Raunio blocks a head kick by Cardinal Sanctus.

Raunio clinches.
Raunio has a couple of punches blocked by Cardinal Sanctus.
Cardinal Sanctus tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Raunio tries a body shot but Cardinal Sanctus blocks it.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Cardinal Sanctus.
Raunio lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Cardinal Sanctus landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.

Raunio has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Cardinal Sanctus clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Raunio biding his time, controlling Cardinal Sanctus.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cardinal Sanctus tries to escape the position.
Cardinal Sanctus has his hands over his head blocking the strikes from Raunio.
Raunio lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Cardinal Sanctus 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.
Raunio punches Cardinal Sanctus on the ear.
Raunio is working the ground and pound. Can Cardinal Sanctus escape?
Raunio 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.
Raunio scores with a nice shot to the head of his opponent. Cardinal Sanctus is looking for a way out.
Good control from Raunio.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cardinal Sanctus tries to break free.
Raunio lands with a hammerfist to the side of Cardinal Sanctus's head.
I really don't envy Cardinal Sanctus right now.
Raunio lands with a couple of good shots - one to the side of the head and one questionable shot that could be viewed as to the back of the head but the referee lets it go.
Raunio lands with a big left hand that may well have hurt his opponent. Can Cardinal Sanctus hold on?!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Raunio trying to control.
Raunio is punishing Cardinal Sanctus with strikes - can he finish him?!
Raunio connects with a big shot to the side of Cardinal Sanctus's head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rauli Raunio 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.


Raunio lands a really nice looking cross but Cardinal Sanctus seems unphased.

Cardinal Sanctus is still looking wobbly from the end of the last round!
Cardinal Sanctus throws a leg kick that misses.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Cardinal Sanctus - that will leave a mark!
Cardinal Sanctus takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Good work by Cardinal Sanctus as he checks the leg kick.
Raunio jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Cardinal Sanctus tries a quick counter leg kick but Raunio is wise to it.
Rauli Raunio is winning the standup battle so far.
Cardinal Sanctus tries to land a front kick but Raunio steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Raunio feinted with a counter takedown.
Cardinal Sanctus misses with a looping left.
Raunio throws an off balance right hand
and Cardinal Sanctus makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Raunio misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Cardinal Sanctus finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Raunio attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Raunio is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Cardinal Sanctus can do to turn this around?
Cardinal Sanctus takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Cardinal Sanctus throws a sloppy head kick and Raunio moves out of range easily.
Raunio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Cardinal Sanctus connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Raunio takes a swing at Cardinal Sanctus's ribcage but misses.
Cardinal Sanctus tries a quick counter leg kick but Raunio is wise to it.
Raunio takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.

Raunio has Cardinal Sanctus up against the cage in a clinch.
Raunio lands a shot to the body.

Raunio's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
His Eminence Cardinal Sanctus is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Raunio looks for the body kick but Cardinal Sanctus saw that one coming.
Cardinal Sanctus steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Raunio bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Cardinal Sanctus with a nice cross.
Raunio is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Raunio dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Raunio tries to land a body kick

and Cardinal Sanctus counters by clinching up.
Raunio blocks an uppercut.
Cardinal Sanctus lands an elbow inside.

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!
Cardinal Sanctus creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
A body shot lands from Raunio.
Cardinal Sanctus throws a knee to the head but misses.
Cardinal Sanctus prevents a body shot from Raunio.
Raunio scores with a shot to the side of Cardinal Sanctus's head.

Raunio breaks from the clinch.
Danga de danga de dang - Raunio scores with a four punch combination!
A lazy left from Raunio finds it's target.
Cardinal Sanctus is still on wobbly legs! Can Raunio finish him?
Raunio seems to be stalking Cardinal Sanctus here. He circles momentarily and then unleashes a devastatic head kick! Cardinal Sanctus drops like a stone, out cold! WOW! Are you kidding me!? What a knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:36 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Rauli Raunio!
Rauli Raunio 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.
The defeated His Eminence Cardinal Sanctus had this to say: 'Damn you DEVIL'.
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Event: CEC 370     
Date:   Feb 14, 2015

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rauli Raunio and Chris Severn. Raunio comes into the arena with The Drugs Don't Work blaring out of the sound system. The fight MMA fans around the world have waited their entire lives for!

198 cm
23
241 lbs
5 - 2 - 0
195 cm
24
215 lbs
6 - 5 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Bullet Proof System

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Rauli Raunio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Chris Severn!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Richard Clark and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Severn connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Severn does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.

Raunio shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Severn is trying to defend but Raunio finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
Raunio is trying to control. Severn wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Raunio landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Severn moves into full guard.

Severn looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Severn is trying to control the position but Raunio postures up.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Raunio is looking to work some ground and pound but Severn has wrist control.
Raunio connects with a couple of short punches.
Severn controls Raunio momentarily but Raunio frees himself.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.

Severn has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Raunio can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Raunio is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Raunio advances to half guard.

Severn looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Severn looking for submissions off his back.
Raunio is looking to take a break and control but Severn is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Raunio is really struggling to control Severn but he's trying to hold on to the position.

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

The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Severn is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Raunio pulls his head out easily.
Severn trying to control from the bottom.
Nice strikes from Raunio there.

It looks like Chris Severn has been cut.
Raunio is keen to just control but Severn is a slippery customer.
Severn blocking the ground and pound attempt from Raunio.
Raunio wants to lay and pray for a moment but Severn keeps working.
Severn is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Raunio scores with a couple of nice shots.
Severn looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Raunio is thwarting Severn's attempts to control the position.
Severn gets full guard.
Raunio working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.

Severn is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Raunio has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Raunio trying to control the position from guard on top but Severn is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Raunio in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Severn looking to control.
Raunio chips away with some ground and pound.

Severn working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Raunio doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Raunio manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Raunio makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Raunio in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Raunio postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Severn controlling the position.
Raunio trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.

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

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

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Chris Severn!
A victorious Chris Severn thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Event: CEC 367     
Date:   Jan 23, 2015

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rauli Raunio and Jimmy Webb Jr. Raunio comes to the cage accompanied by The Drugs Don't Work. The fight MMA fans around the world have waited their entire lives for!

198 cm
23
253 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
194 cm
24
245 lbs
7 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Bullet Proof System

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Rauli Raunio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Jimmy Webb Jr!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, Phil Schofield and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Raunio swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Raunio cracks the inside of Webb Jr's front leg.
An inside leg kick lands from Raunio.
Webb Jr bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Raunio's head backwards.
Raunio tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Raunio misses with a right hand
and Webb Jr counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Raunio lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Webb Jr misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Raunio.
Raunio throws a quick inside leg kick.
Raunio throws a jab but it's blocked by Webb Jr.
A left lands for Webb Jr.
Raunio throws a right hand that misses
and Webb Jr counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Webb Jr moves out of range of the body kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Raunio stuns Webb Jr with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Webb Jr has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Raunio.
Webb Jr stuns Raunio with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Webb Jr connects with the punch.
Raunio scores with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Webb Jr lands a head shot.
Webb Jr lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Raunio circles away quickly and effectively.
Webb Jr throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Webb Jr misses with a looping left.
Webb Jr swings for the body but Raunio moves out of range.
Raunio looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Webb Jr 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.
Webb Jr throws a looping overhand right but Raunio ducks down to avoid it.
Rauli Raunio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Webb Jr fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Raunio manages to avoid it.
Raunio throws a series of strikes that have Webb Jr backpedaling.
Webb Jr looks to land a left hand but Raunio moved out of range nicely.
Raunio tries to move into range but Webb Jr moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Raunio tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
It seemed like Webb Jr was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Webb Jr throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Raunio keeps Webb Jr at a distance using the push kick.
Webb Jr tries a head kick but it misses.
Sloppy strikes from Webb Jr. Those never looked like landing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Webb Jr looks to throw the jab but Raunio is out of range.
Webb Jr bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Webb Jr misses with a wild combination.

Raunio clinches with his opponent.
Webb Jr lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Raunio creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Raunio keeps control of Webb Jr as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
A right hook to the body lands for Webb Jr.
Raunio gets through Webb Jr's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Raunio blocking some punches.
Webb Jr lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Raunio backwards.
Raunio lands a body shot.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Raunio as Webb Jr tries to tie him up.
Raunio throws a punch but it's blocked by Webb Jr.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Webb Jr tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Raunio's elbow.
Webb Jr goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Webb Jr.
Webb Jr scores with a nice hook to the head.
A short left from Webb Jr.
Webb Jr lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Raunio backwards.
Webb Jr misses with the head strike.
Webb Jr working aggressively here.
Webb Jr is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Raunio tries a body shot but Webb Jr blocks it.
Raunio lands an uppercut.
Raunio is leaning against Webb Jr and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Raunio is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Webb Jr is defending well.
Raunio blocks a body shot from Webb Jr.
Webb Jr has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Raunio seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Webb Jr can turn it around.
Webb Jr misses with a punch to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Raunio lands a nice uppercut.

Raunio breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Webb Jr just misses with a punch to the body.
Webb Jr takes a shot right to the bread basket.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Webb Jr throws a body punch but Raunio moves out of range.
Raunio throws a low kick but it's checked well by Webb Jr.
Webb Jr looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Raunio moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Raunio scores with a push kick.
Raunio tries to clinch up.
Raunio fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Webb Jr looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Raunio looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Webb Jr is fending him off so far but Raunio persists. Nope, Webb Jr circles away and we're back to standing.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Rauli Raunio. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Raunio lands with a thumping leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Raunio throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Raunio cracks Webb Jr with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Webb Jr's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Raunio misses with a wild body shot.
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 Rauli Raunio will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Raunio misses with a head kick.
Webb Jr scores with a body shot.
Webb Jr misses with an uppercut. Raunio saw that one coming.
Raunio takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Raunio tries to clinch but Webb Jr moves out of range.
Webb Jr just misses with a punch to the body.
A low kick from Raunio misses
and Webb Jr counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Webb Jr scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Webb Jr fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Raunio manages to avoid it.
A low kick from Raunio is predictable there
and Webb Jr counters with a nice uppercut.
Webb Jr lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Raunio motions for Webb Jr to come forward. Raunio throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Webb Jr just misses with a punch to the body.
Webb Jr lands with a hook. Raunio tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Raunio takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Raunio scores with the left hand. Webb Jr knows he should have avoided that one.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Raunio throws an off balance right hand
and Webb Jr counters with a straight right hand.
Webb Jr tries to land a front kick but Raunio steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Raunio attempts a counter takedown but Webb Jr avoids it well and moves away.
Raunio uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Webb Jr.
Raunio throws a leg kick but Webb Jr sees it coming and moves out of range.
Webb Jr swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Raunio misses with a kick to the body
and Webb Jr counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Raunio tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Raunio tries a head kick but it misses.
Webb Jr scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Raunio misses with a body shot.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Raunio. Webb Jr shrugs it off though.
Raunio lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Webb Jr circles away quickly and effectively.
Raunio avoids the body shot from Webb Jr.
Webb Jr swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Jimmy Webb Jr seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Raunio has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Webb Jr.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Webb Jr throws a right and a left that Raunio avoids nicely.
Webb Jr blocks a head kick by Raunio.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Webb Jr cracks Raunio with a right hand to the side of the head.
Raunio throws a leg kick
and Webb Jr counters with a nice uppercut.

Raunio is rocked!
Webb Jr lands a leg kick that knocks Raunio off balance momentarily.
Oh Raunio is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Raunio chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Webb Jr can pounce on him.

Raunio bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Webb Jr gets back to half guard.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Webb Jr gets full guard.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Webb Jr is on top in guard.

Webb Jr wants to pass the guard but Raunio is keeping the position.
Raunio seems to have got his legs back now.
Raunio keeping moving, preventing Webb Jr from controlling successfully.
Webb Jr working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Webb Jr pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Raunio is keeping the position for now.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Raunio holds on and takes a little breather.
Raunio manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Webb Jr manages to get himself to full guard.


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

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

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.
Raunio trying to control but Webb Jr is working from the bottom.
Raunio landing with the ground and pound.

Webb Jr has managed to work for a loose triangle. I think Raunio should be able to defend this one pretty easily though. Oh, Webb Jr has tightened it up now! Raunio 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 4:43 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle). Jimmy Webb Jr!
S C
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G S C
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G S C
time
G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
69%

 

Event: Infinity: WNF5     
Date:   Oct 29, 2014

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Rauli Raunio and Erki Turk. Raunio comes to the cage accompanied by The Drugs Don't Work. Turk comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Fischerspooner - Never Win (Benny Benassi remix) 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.

198 cm
22
260 lbs
4 - 1 - 0
190 cm
28
235 lbs
6 - 7 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Knockout power

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Rauli Raunio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Erki Turk!
The judges for this bout are Marco Blurström, Arvi Lind and Tarja Halkonen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Turk tries for a takedown but Raunio circles away easily
and Raunio counters with a solid body kick.
Turk misses the jab.
Turk takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Raunio throws a head kick that misses.
Raunio moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Erki Turk seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Turk gets cracked there but stands up to it.

Raunio has Turk up against the cage in a clinch.
A short right from Raunio.
Raunio tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Turk's elbow.
Raunio doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Raunio lands a nice shot to the body.
Turk is trying to drag Raunio to the mat but Raunio just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Turk.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Raunio stops a takedown attempt from Turk.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Turk has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Rauli Raunio has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Erki Turk.
A short left from Raunio.
I was talking to Raunio's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Raunio tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Turk's elbow.
Turk misses with a hook to the ribs.
Turk wants a takedown.
A shot in the inside from Raunio.
A shot in the inside from Raunio.
Raunio creates some distance for himselfand unleashes a massive uppercut that sends Turk's eyes rolling into the back of his head! Turk drops to his knees and Raunio pours it on with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:36 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Rauli Raunio!
An out of breath Rauli Raunio thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
S C
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G S C
B
G S C
time
G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
55%

 

Event: Infinity 78:Jampo vs Ahokas     
Date:   Aug 30, 2014

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Kylla Ei and Rauli Raunio. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

210 cm
23
281 lbs
8 - 7 - 0
198 cm
21
260 lbs
4 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Dangerous knees
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Kylla Ei!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Rauli Raunio!
The judges for this bout are Matti Vanhoillinen, Ben Zyskovitsi and Johanna Lukiainen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ei misses with a jab, cross combination.
Raunio misses with a wild body shot.
Raunio works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Ei darts in trying to clinch
and Raunio counters with a straight right hand.
Ei throws a series of punches but Raunio avoids them all with ease.
Raunio misses with an uppercut
and Ei counters with a body kick that stops Raunio in his tracks momentarily.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Ei getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Ei dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Raunio. That did some damage!
Ei lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Raunio throws an overhand right that lands on Ei's shoulder, as Ei tries to avoid the shot.
Raunio swings away with a body shot that misses
and Ei counters with a left right combination that sends Raunio crashing to the mat - Ei wastes no time in diving on top of him and pounding Raunio out for a TKO! Devastating finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:43 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Kylla Ei!
After the fight, Kylla Ei 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.