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Event: OFC 373: Montezuma vs Black     
Date:   Aug 29, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Jeff Jefferson (ranked 1721 p4p, 209 weight class) and Baeddan MacAuliffe (ranked 2840 p4p, 304 weight class). Jefferson's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Radioactive. MacAuliffe is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Notorious by Duran Duran. Jeff Jefferson could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Baeddan MacAuliffe's chin.

165 cm
38
166 lbs
37 - 22 - 0
175 cm
31
159 lbs
12 - 15 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

Dr. Dogood (160 quality for $135)
Sin City Allstars

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 37 wins, 22 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Jeff Jefferson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Baeddan MacAuliffe!
The judges for this bout are Alec Ball, Ian Loll and William Peck.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
MacAuliffe moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
MacAuliffe throws a right hand that Jefferson ducks under and follows up with a left that Jefferson also avoids with ease.

Jefferson gets a clinch.
Jefferson throws a punch but it's blocked by MacAuliffe.
Jefferson wants to break free but MacAuliffe has control.
Jefferson tries to break free but MacAuliffe pushes him back against the cage.
MacAuliffe taking a breather.
Jefferson working some nice short punches in the clinch.

Jefferson pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
MacAuliffe tries a head kick but it misses.
MacAuliffe throws a right and a left that Jefferson avoids nicely.
Jefferson fails in his attempt to clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
MacAuliffe drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Baeddan MacAuliffe seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Jefferson forces MacAuliffe back against the cage and clinches.
MacAuliffe taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Jefferson swings wildly with an uppercut but MacAuliffe uses good head movement to avoid it.
Jefferson can't break the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jefferson tries to circle away but MacAuliffe has him pinned against the cage.
Jefferson misses with a hook from the clinch.
Jefferson lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.

MacAuliffe ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. MacAuliffe no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard.
MacAuliffe keeping full guard, as Jefferson tries to pass.

MacAuliffe escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Jefferson gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
MacAuliffe looking to control but Jefferson passes into half guard.
Jefferson tries to stand but his arm is trapped.
Jefferson trying to control from half guard but MacAuliffe is working away.
Jefferson wants to get back to his feet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
MacAuliffe tries to get to full guard but Jefferson has control of the leg.
Jefferson controlling the action here.
Jefferson trying to control the action but MacAuliffe is working from the bottom.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
MacAuliffe wants to control but Jefferson is keeping busy and won't allow it.

MacAuliffe is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Jefferson pulls his head out easily.
Jefferson wants to stand but MacAuliffe has hold of a leg and an arm, so he's trapped for now.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Jefferson stands up from half guard... He's had enough of that ground malarky for the time being.
Jefferson throws the left hand but MacAuliffe avoids the punch easily.
MacAuliffe unleashes a big counter combination but Jefferson bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
MacAuliffe shoots in but no luck this time.
MacAuliffe misses with a few strikes there.
A little feinted left hand from Jefferson on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.

MacAuliffe fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Jefferson sprawls well initially but MacAuliffe persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
Jefferson wants to get back to his feet.
Jefferson avoiding damage under a succession of punches from MacAuliffe.
MacAuliffe prevents Jefferson from standing back up.
Jefferson controlling the leg, holding on to half guard.
Jefferson is trying to get back to full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
MacAuliffe scoring with strikes to the body and head.

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

MacAuliffe has hold of the far side arm. He's working for the Kimura, can Jefferson defend it? MacAuliffe steps over the head and cranks it - Jefferson is tapping out! That was textbook stuff right there - nice submission victory for MacAuliffe!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:26 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Baeddan MacAuliffe!
A relieved looking Baeddan MacAuliffe 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: OFC 371: Gray vs Marfaker     
Date:   Aug 18, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Jeff Jefferson (ranked 2055 p4p, 231 weight class) and Louis Paterson (ranked 4612 p4p, 449 weight class). Jefferson comes to the cage accompanied by Radioactive. Paterson is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Ce Fait Mal - La Founine. Jeff Jefferson could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Louis Paterson's chin.

165 cm
38
166 lbs
36 - 22 - 0
171 cm
28
159 lbs
12 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

Dr. Dogood (160 quality for $135)
Sin City Allstars

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 22 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Jeff Jefferson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Louis Paterson!
The judges for this bout are Elvis Blanc, Ian Loll and Gregory Folan.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Jefferson closes the distance and pushes Paterson back into the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Jefferson.
Jefferson blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Jefferson wants to stall.
Paterson is stalling here.

Jefferson's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Paterson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Jefferson.

Jefferson moves into the clinch.
Paterson lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Jefferson has had enough of the clinch but Paterson keeps him there for the moment.
Jefferson throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Patersons head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Jefferson.
Jefferson misses with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Jefferson.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Paterson leaning against his opponent.
Paterson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Paterson misses with a hook to the ribs.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Paterson.
Paterson misses with a punch on the inside.

Jefferson breaks the clinch.
Jefferson stuffs the takedown attempt from Paterson. Paterson gets slowly back to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jefferson wants to clinch up but Paterson keeps it at a distance.
Paterson missing with a left hand there. Jefferson was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Louis Paterson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Jefferson clinches up against the cage.

Jefferson pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Paterson connects with an inside leg kick.
Jefferson takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Jefferson takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Jefferson has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Far-Q Fight Club in the buildup to the fight.
Paterson misses the shot to the body.
Paterson misses with a looping right.
A looping hook to the body misses from Paterson. Jefferson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Paterson swats away the attempt to clinch by Jefferson.
A slow jab from Paterson misses its intended target.
Jefferson ducks under a wild hook from Paterson.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paterson loads up on a big right hand but Jefferson slips the punch.
Paterson is looking to clinch but Jefferson is avoiding it.
Paterson misses with an uppercut.
Paterson throws a leg kick
and Jefferson counters with a low kick, right behind Paterson 's knee.

Jefferson closes the distance and clinches.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Jefferson lands with a light punch inside.

Jefferson manages to break the clinch.
Paterson throws a right hand that misses
enabling Jefferson to counter with a crisp jab.
Jefferson goes for a double leg but Paterson avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Paterson continues to drive forward.
Paterson let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.

Jefferson clinches.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Paterson working aggressively here.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Paterson.
A head punch on the inside from Paterson fails to land.
Paterson pushes Jefferson back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Jefferson blocks a body shot from Paterson.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jefferson working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Jefferson lands with a right to the head.
Paterson is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Paterson is trying to stall.
Paterson taking a breather.
Jefferson lands with a short head shot on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Jefferson.
Jefferson wants to get back to striking at distance but Paterson won't allow it.
Jefferson scores with a nice hook to the head.
Jefferson fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A left hand lands to the body for Jefferson.

Jefferson breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
A head kick misses from Paterson.
Jefferson keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Paterson.
Paterson throws a hook but Jefferson avoids it easily.
Sloppy strikes from Paterson. Those never looked like landing.
Jefferson fires out a quick counter leg kick but Paterson just manages to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paterson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

Jefferson forces Paterson back against the cage and clinches.
Jefferson digs a right hand into Paterson's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Paterson's gas tank.
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!

Jefferson breaks from the clinch.
Paterson closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Jefferson on the wrong end of a nice jab.
A left lands for Paterson.
A leg kick checked by Paterson.

Jefferson closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Jefferson lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Jefferson is just content to waste time from the top position. Paterson takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.
Jefferson sitting in guard here, content to control.
Jefferson in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Jefferson is looking to clinch but Paterson is avoiding it.
Jefferson moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Paterson waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Jefferson.
Paterson throws a right and a left that both miss.
Paterson swings widly with a right hand
and Jefferson counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Paterson misses with a wild body shot.
It looked like Jefferson was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Paterson.
Paterson misses with a straight right.
An attempted straight right counter from Jefferson misses the target.
Jefferson uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Paterson.
As Paterson looks to move away, Jefferson throws a big counter combo but Paterson just gets out of the way.
Jefferson walks into a jab.
Paterson rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
enabling Jefferson to counter with a crisp jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Paterson avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

Jefferson closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Paterson to the mat! Paterson manages to get full guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Paterson doesn't do any damage with a couple of strikes from the bottom.
Jefferson not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jefferson looking to sit in guard and control but Paterson gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Jefferson preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Jefferson avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Paterson controls from within his opponent's guard.
Paterson working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Jefferson 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.
Paterson postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Paterson scoring with punches to the head and body.
Paterson distracts Jefferson with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Paterson trying to control the position from guard on top but Jefferson is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Paterson throws a big right hand that misses.
Paterson throws a big elbow that misses.
Jefferson looking to hit a scissor sweep but Paterson is one step ahead there.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Jefferson is adopting a defensive guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jefferson tries to land a sweep but no joy.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Jefferson swings widly with a right hand
and Jefferson takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Jefferson moves out of range of the strikes.
The fight stays on the outside here - Jefferson looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Paterson throws a predictable looking body shot
and Jefferson counters with a stiff right hand.
Jefferson tries to close the distance and clinch but Paterson swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
A low kick from Paterson is predictable there
enabling Jefferson to counter with a crisp jab.
Paterson takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Jefferson bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Jefferson seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jefferson feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Patersons jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Paterson avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
A left lands for Jefferson.
Paterson swings away with a body shot that misses
and Jefferson counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Jefferson tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Paterson manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jefferson tries for a takedown but Paterson sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Paterson swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Jefferson cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Paterson tries to close the distance and clinch but Jefferson swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.

Jefferson rushes Paterson and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Jefferson misses with a hook from the clinch.
A short body shot lands from Paterson as the two fighters clinch.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Paterson.
Jefferson tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Paterson working aggressively here.
Paterson misses with the head strike.
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 Jeff Jefferson 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!


Paterson misses with a right hand
enabling Jefferson to counter with a crisp jab.
Jefferson checks a leg kick.
Jefferson tries to clinch up.
Jefferson avoids a kick to the body.
A nice inside leg kick there by Paterson. That's going to slow Jefferson down.

Paterson moves into the clinch.

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

Jefferson gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Paterson lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Jefferson.

Paterson tightens his grip and picks Jefferson up, before dumping him to the ground. Jefferson manages to land in guard.
Jefferson trying to keep a closed guard but Paterson is proving a slippery customer.
Jefferson wants to stand and escape but Paterson is having none of it.
Jeff Jefferson overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Jefferson wants to get back to his feet but Paterson passes into half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jefferson is trying to stand back up but Paterson is controlling him
Paterson sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Jefferson defending well though.
Paterson not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Jefferson has hold of Paterson's hands but Paterson slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Jefferson is staying active underneath Paterson, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Jefferson wants to get back to full guard.
Louis Paterson has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

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.
Paterson throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Jefferson pushes Paterson off looking to stand but Paterson dives back in and keeps control.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Jefferson avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

Jefferson tries to keep at a distance but Paterson has taken the fight into the clinch.
Jefferson swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Jefferson swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Jefferson wants to get back to striking at distance but Paterson won't allow it.

Jefferson escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
The fight stays on the outside here - Jefferson looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Jefferson wants to clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Paterson attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.

Jefferson closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Paterson scores with a shoulder strike.
Paterson prevents a body shot from Jefferson.
Jefferson has a couple of punches blocked by Paterson.
Paterson blocks an uppercut.
Jefferson can't break the clinch.
Paterson blocking some punches.
Jefferson is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.

Jefferson manages to break the clinch.

Jefferson gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Jeff Jefferson has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Paterson takes a shot to the head.

Jefferson breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Paterson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Paterson misses with a body punch
and Jefferson counters with a stiff right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Paterson has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Jefferson finds it's way round the side to connect with Paterson's head.
Jefferson throws an overhand right that lands on Paterson's shoulder, as Paterson tries to avoid the shot.
Paterson swings for the body but Jefferson moves out of range.
Paterson throws a head kick that misses.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Paterson misses the shot to the body.
Paterson throws out a loose jab but Jefferson uses good head movement to avoid it.
Jefferson tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Nice defenses there by Jefferson.
Jefferson is looking to clinch but Paterson is avoiding it.
Paterson with a hook.
Paterson avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Paterson now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Paterson wants to clinch up but Jefferson keeps it at a distance.
Jefferson throws a big counter combination but Paterson scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Jefferson cracks Paterson with an open hand slap.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Louis Paterson.
I think Jefferson 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 Elvis Blanc scores the fight 29:28
Judge Ian Loll scores the fight 29:28
Judge Gregory Folan scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Jeff Jefferson!

During a confident post fight interview, Jeff Jefferson thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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RATING
52%

 

Event: CEC 584     
Date:   Apr 25, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Ichabod Crane (ranked 999 p4p, 124 weight class) and Galen Dall (ranked 1197 p4p, 149 weight class). The crowd seem to be enjoying Dall's choice of entrance music: Red - Already Over. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

165 cm
37
154 lbs
36 - 21 - 0
180 cm
30
165 lbs
12 - 11 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Sin City Allstars

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 21 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ichabod Crane!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Galen Dall!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Jack Bonds and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Crane keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Ichabod Crane seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Crane looks to score with a jab to the body but Dall is just out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Dall! But no joy.
A head kick by Dall misses
and Crane counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Crane throws a series of punches but Dall moves out of range.
Dall misses with a body shot.
Crane thows a left - swing and a miss!
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Crane sizes up Dall with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Dall fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Crane manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Crane backing away here, and Dall unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Dall looks to land a left hand but Crane moved out of range nicely.
Dall throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Crane throws a body punch but Dall moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Dall.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Dall with the counter takedown but Crane avoids it easily.

Crane moves into the clinch.
Dall blocks a body shot from Crane.

Crane's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Crane misses with an uppercut. Dall saw that one coming.
Crane looks to throw the jab but Dall is out of range.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Dall tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Dall defending well as Crane loads up on a big left hand.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Dall does a little dance to reset his feet.
Dall tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Dall takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Crane lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Dall circles away quickly and effectively.
Dall drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Crane defends it well.
Ichabod Crane is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane throws an overhand right that lands on Dall's shoulder, as Dall tries to avoid the shot.
A little jabbing left from Dall on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Dall moves away.
Dall keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crane swings for the body but Dall moves out of range.
Crane throws a predictable looking body shot
and Dall connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

Crane clinches up against the cage.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Crane breaks from the clinch.
Dall moves out of range of the strikes.
Dall throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Crane sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A little feinted left hand from Crane on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.

Crane gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Crane keeping full guard, as Dall tries to pass.
Crane might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dall won't allow Crane to get back to his feet.
Dall looking to pass the guard.
Dall throwing strikes from guard but Crane blocks nicely.
Crane tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Crane is working hard here to advance position.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Crane wants to stand up but Dall is controlling him.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Crane tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Dall paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Crane connects with a single shot there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
A shot to the body from Crane misses
and Dall counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Crane throws a jab but it's blocked by Dall.
Dall swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Crane counters with a nice uppercut.
Dall misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Crane counters with a right hand to the body.
Crane misses with a hook to the body
and Dall counters with a stiff right hand.
Crane pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Crane throws a right hand that Dall ducks under and follows up with a left that Dall also avoids with ease.
Crane connects with a good right hand that stumbles Dall. Dall circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Crane thuds a left hand into Dall's body.
Crane swings for the body but Dall moves out of range.
Crane getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Crane misses with a body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Crane lands an overhand right.
Dall throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Crane tests Dall's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Dall lands a nice looking body kick.
Crane looks to land a left hand but Dall moved out of range nicely.
Dall feints a counter leg kick.
Crane lands a nice shot to the body.
Crane moves out of range of the body kick.
Crane is looking to wear down Dall with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Dall.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Crane scores with the left hand. Dall knows he should have avoided that one.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Dall looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dall swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Crane is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Dall can do to turn this around?
Crane throws a hook but Dall avoids it easily.
Dall smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Crane looks to throw the jab but Dall is out of range.
Crane misses with a wild body shot.
Crane ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Crane misses with a hook
and Dall counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Crane falls off balance throwing a combination
and Dall connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Dall throws a body shot but no joy.
Dall throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Crane.

It looks like Ichabod Crane has been cut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dall swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Crane makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Crane scores with a hook.
Dall takes a jab right on the kisser.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Dall takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Crane scores with a jab to the body.
Crane lands a jab to Dall's midsection.
Crane punishes Dall's body with a nice straight punch.
Crane cracks Dall with an open hand slap.
Dall buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Crane lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Dall takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Ichabod Crane is winning the standup battle so far.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dall moves away from the strike by Crane.
A countering left hand to the body from Dall misses.
Dall blocks a jab.
A solid body kick from Dall.
Dall thows a body kick. Crane tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Dall will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Dall throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Dall gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Dall lands a nice looking kick to the body. Crane takes a step back to recover.
Crane takes one to the chin there.
Crane throws an overhand right that lands on Dall's shoulder, as Dall tries to avoid the shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Dall fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Crane to the ground. Dall is now in Crane's guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Dall missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Dall trying to control the position from guard on top but Crane is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Dall might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Crane haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
Dall wants to pass the guard but Crane is keeping the position.
Dall stops Crane from standing up.
Dall wants to control from the top but Crane keeps moving.
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 Ichabod Crane will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Ichabod Crane's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Crane bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Dall's head backwards.
Crane takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Crane misses with a hook
and Dall counters with a left to the body.
Dall throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Crane throws the left hand but Dall avoids the punch easily.
Dall lands a lovely overhand right.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Dall swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A cross from Crane lands.
Crane rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Dall moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Crane misses with a looping left.
Crane throws a right hand that misses
and Dall counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dall swings widly with a right hand
and Crane counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Crane cracks Dall with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Crane misses with a hook
and Dall counters with a solid body kick.
Crane moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Dall drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Dall is looking to land body kicks.
A counter left hand to the body from Crane misses its target.
Crane blocks a head kick by Dall.
Crane throws a hook but Dall blocks it.
Dall is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Crane steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Dall.
Crane lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Dall circles away quickly and effectively.
Dall throws out a counter right but Crane avoids it with no problem.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Dall was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Dall throws out a counter right but Crane avoids it with no problem.
Galen Dall has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane throws an overhand right that lands on Dall's shoulder, as Dall tries to avoid the shot.
Dall smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Crane swings for the body but Dall moves out of range.
Dall appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Crane lands a body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Crane throws out a powerful jab.
A slow jab from Crane misses its intended target.
Crane will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Dall takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Crane throws a combination that misses
and Dall counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Crane throws a sloppy body shot
and Dall counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Dall throws a leg kick but Crane sees it coming and checks it nicely.
A little feinted left hand from Crane on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Crane throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Dall bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Dall tries a quick counter leg kick but Crane is wise to it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane swings away with a body shot that misses
and Dall cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

Crane is rocked!
Dall measures up his opponent and throws a superman punch that connects to the jaw! Down goes Crane! The ref steps in, and that's the ball game folks!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:16 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Superman Punch). Galen Dall!
Galen Dall was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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Event: CEC 576     
Date:   Mar 21, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Tyler Durden (ranked 292 p4p, 39 weight class) and Ichabod Crane (ranked 562 p4p, 75 weight class). Durden's entrance music is Where Is My Mind. A fine choice. Ichabod Crane acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

180 cm
30
157 lbs
16 - 6 - 0
165 cm
37
154 lbs
36 - 20 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

Sin City Allstars



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Tyler Durden!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 20 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ichabod Crane!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Don Winkell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Durden takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Crane throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Crane avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Tyler Durden seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Crane.
Crane lands a nice hook to Durden's body. Durden takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Crane lands a right hook to the body.
Durden throws a leg kick which misses Crane's front leg but catches the back leg as Crane tries to avoid it.
Crane has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Durden.
Durden connects with a leg kick. Crane looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Crane keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Nice body punch from Crane.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Durden closes the distance and clinches.
Crane with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
A bit of stalling here from Crane.
Crane swings wildly with an uppercut but Durden uses good head movement to avoid it.
Durden lands a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Durden doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Crane misses with a hook to the ribs.
Crane misses with a punch on the inside.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
I was talking to Durden's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Crane is trying to stall.
Durden is leaning against Crane and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Durden misses with a short punch on the inside.
Durden throws a head punch that misses.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Durden keeps control of Crane as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Durden lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Crane or not.
A head punch on the inside from Durden fails to land.
Durden has Crane pressed against the cage.
Durden lands an uppercut.
A head punch on the inside from Durden fails to land.
Nice body punch from Crane.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Durden fails to land.
Crane is trying to break the clinch but Durden is controlling him.
Durden is trying to stall.
Crane is struggling to control the position.
Crane is trying to push Durden away but Durden has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Crane lands a shoulder strike.
Durden misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Crane wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Crane blocks an uppercut.

Crane breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Nice defenses there by Crane.
Durden throws a sloppy body shot
and Crane counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Durden.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A bone on bone clash there as Crane blocks the leg kick.
Durden throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Crane.
Crane keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Crane takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.

Durden pushes Crane up against the cage in a clinch.

Crane pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Crane misses with a hook. Durden ducked under it nicely.
Durden throws a right hand that misses
and Crane counters with a left to the body.
Crane throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Crane thows a left - swing and a miss!
Crane throws an overhand right that lands on Durden's shoulder, as Durden tries to avoid the shot.
Crane misses with the combination.
Durden throws the kick towards the body but Crane avoids it.
A low kick from Durden is predictable there
and Crane connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

Crane moves into the clinch successfully.
A head punch on the inside from Durden fails to land.
A frustrated look appears on Crane's face as he tries to break the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Durden lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Durden's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A head punch blocked on the inside by Crane.
Durden has Crane pressed against the cage, preventing Crane from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Durden misses with the head strike.
Crane connects with a knee to the head.
Crane missing with knees to the body.
Durden working aggressively here.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Durden.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Durden.
Durden misses with a punch on the inside.
Crane blocks an uppercut.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Durden tries to work over Crane's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A short right from Crane on the inside.
Crane lands a nice uppercut.
Crane doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Ichabod Crane 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.


Crane ducks under a wild hook from Durden.
Durden scores with a jab. Crane acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Ichabod Crane seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Decent striking displayed by Durden there.
Nice shot by Durden.
A big right from Durden misses.
Crane throws an off balance right hand
and Durden counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Durden misses with an uppercut
and Crane counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Durden throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Crane on the side of the head.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Durden moves away.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Durden thuds his right hand into Crane's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Crane thuds his right hand into Durden's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.

Durden clinches up against the cage.
A short right from Durden on the inside.
Durden tries a body shot but Crane blocks it.
A short left from Durden.
Durden throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Cranes head.

That's one minute gone in the round.

The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Crane breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Crane moves out of range of the strikes.
Durden ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Crane slips under a jab.
Durden cracks Crane with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Durden tries to work over Crane's front leg with a kick but Crane checks it.
A bone on bone clash there as Crane blocks the leg kick.
Durden is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Durden was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Crane misses the jab.
Durden avoids the body shot from Crane.
Crane is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Durden rather than just go for the knockout.
Durden throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Crane sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Durden needs to keep his hands up - Crane had a free shot at his head there.
Crane blocks a jab.
Crane takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Durden scores with a nice strike.
A telegraphed right hand from Crane misses the target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Durden misses with a straight left.
Durden throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Durden cracks Crane with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Crane moves away from the strike by Durden.
Crane let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Durden misses with a hook.
A slow jab from Durden misses its intended target.
Crane misses with a hook.
Crane jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Durden keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Durden throws a quick inside leg kick.
Durden takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Durden keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crane throws an overhand right that lands on Durden's shoulder, as Durden tries to avoid the shot.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Crane uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Durden has time to react.
Crane throws a hook to the side of Durden's head but Durden sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane misses with a wild combination.
Durden walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Durden throws a jab but it's blocked by Crane.
A slapping leg kick lands for Durden.
Crane blocks a jab.
Durden scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Crane moves out of range as Durden strikes.
Durden misses with an uppercut. Crane saw that one coming.
Crane staying out of range there.
Crane misses with a looping left.
Durden thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Crane if he has to take too many more of those.
Crane throws a shot from downtown. Durden moves away and avoids it.
Durden throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Durden moves away.
Crane looks to land a right hand but Durden moved out of range.
Crane fails in his attempt to clinch.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Durden throws a head kick but Crane moves out of range.
Durden scores with a shot to the body.
Crane misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Crane walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Crane misses with a wild body shot.
Durden was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Crane misses with a looping left.
A little feinted left hand from Durden on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Crane works Durden's body with a nice hook.
Durden connects with a body shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Durden takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Durden misses with a right hand
and Crane counters with a right hand to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Tyler Durden dominated that second round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Crane misses with a body shot.
Durden throws a nice inside leg kick.
Durden takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Durden throws a low kick, looking for Crane's leg but Crane calmly moves out of range.
It seemed like Crane was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Durden misses with a straight right.
Crane moves out of range of the body kick.
The fighters circling - Crane throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Durden throws a jab when Crane was well out of range.
Durden throws a leg kick but Crane sees it coming and moves out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Durden does a little dance to reset his feet.
Crane throws a lazy uppercut
and Durden counters with a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crane avoids a kick to the body.
Crane throws out a counter right but Durden avoids it with no problem.
Durden connects with a solid leg kick.
Crane's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Crane ducks under a wild hook from Durden.
A big right from Crane misses.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Durden throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Crane thows a left - swing and a miss!
Durden staying out of range there.
Crane uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Durden.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Crane misses with a two punch combination.
Durden looks to land a left hand but Crane moved out of range nicely.
A combination from Crane does no damage.
Crane throws a nice looking combination but Durden bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Crane throws a lazy right hand but Durden sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Crane misses with a few strikes there.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Durden was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Durden slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Crane throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Durden stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Crane scores with a decent looking hook.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Durden lands a jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Durden rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
enabling Crane to counter with a crisp jab.
Durden slips under a jab.
Durden avoids the body shot from Crane.
Durden scores with a leg kick.
Durden scores with a kick to the body.
Durden throws a leg kick but Crane moved away.
Durden pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Crane appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Durden throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Crane sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Crane misses with a body shot
and Durden counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Durden.
Durden bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Crane's head.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Durden moves away.
Durden throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Crane on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Durden feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Durden looks to score with a jab to the body but Crane is just out of range.
Crane chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Durden can pounce on him.
A jab from Crane misses.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Durden tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Crane takes a jab right on the kisser.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Crane bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Crane misses with an uppercut.
Crane takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Durden misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Crane.
Durden throws a predictable looking body shot
and Crane counters with a nice body shot.
Crane lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Durden misses with an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Durden lands a leg kick that knocks Crane off balance momentarily.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Durden moves away.
Crane tries to clinch
and Durden counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Durden lands a leg kick that knocks Crane off balance momentarily.
Durden keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crane is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Durden.
Crane blocks a head kick by Durden.
Crane bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Crane shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Durden uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Crane thows a left - swing and a miss!
Durden throws the kick towards the body but Crane avoids it.
Durden jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Crane throws a jab but it's blocked by Durden.

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 Tyler Durden.
Well Durden 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 Jack Bonds scores the fight 29:28
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Tyler Durden!

During a confident post fight interview, Tyler Durden thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: CEC 569     
Date:   Feb 14, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ichabod Crane (ranked 656 p4p, 73 weight class) and John Henry (ranked 668 p4p, 74 weight class). Ichabod Crane could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to John Henry's chin.

165 cm
36
154 lbs
35 - 20 - 0
173 cm
36
151 lbs
31 - 21 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Sin City Allstars

BuriedAlive// Fight Gear
FORCEE



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 20 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ichabod Crane!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 21 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, John Henry!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Jack Bonds and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Henry misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Crane.
Crane swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Crane misses with a hook to the body
letting Henry counter with a right hand.
Henry tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Crane was well out of range. Poor timing from Henry.
Henry avoids the body shot from Crane.
Nice jab there from Henry.
Crane misses with a two punch combination.
Crane staying out of range there.
Henry slips under a jab from Crane.
Henry takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Henry moves away from the strike by Crane.
Crane uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Henry.
Crane lands with a nice body punch.
Henry takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Henry.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane lands a glancing blow to the side of Henry's head.
Crane ducks under a wild hook from Henry.
Crane scores with a nice strike.
Henry misses the shot to the body.
Ichabod Crane seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Henry takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Crane changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
A left lands for Henry.
Henry cracks Crane with a good jab.
Henry throws a head kick but Crane moves out of range.
A telegraphed right hand from Henry misses the target.
Henry uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Crane fails to land with a series of punches.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Henry throws out the jab.
It looked like Crane was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Henry.
Crane misses with the combination.
Crane jabs at Henry's body.
Crane throws a big shot that misses.
Ichabod Crane is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Henry takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Henry misses with a straight left.
Crane is looking to wear down Henry with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Crane fails in his attempt to clinch.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Crane stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Henry moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Henry has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane throws a lazy uppercut
and Henry counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Henry misses with a hook
and Crane counters with a left to the body.
Crane throws a hook but Henry avoids it easily.
Crane cracks Henry with a right hand to the side of the head.
Henry jabs at Crane's body.
Henry misses with a looping left.
The fighters circling - Crane throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Henry let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Crane throws a body punch but Henry moves out of range.
A jab from Henry finds it's way through Crane's defenses.
Crane scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Henry doesn't seem bothered though.
Crane lands a jab.
Crane jabs at Henry's body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Henry throws a lazy uppercut
and Crane counters with a nice body shot.
Crane cracks Henry with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
A slow jab from Crane misses its intended target.
Crane defending well as Henry loads up on a big left hand.
Henry throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Crane sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Henry connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Crane momentarily.
Crane connects with a nice looking jab.
Henry throws a body punch but Crane moves out of range.
Henry is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Crane.
Henry throws a sloppy head kick
and Henry takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Crane scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Henry doesn't seem bothered though.
Henry defending well as Crane loads up on a big left hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Henry misses with a hook
and Crane cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Crane looks to throw the jab but Henry is out of range.
Crane sizes up Henry with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Ichabod Crane is winning the standup battle so far.
Henry blocks a jab.
As Crane backs off Henry throws a huge counter combo but Crane manages to avoid it all.
Henry throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Henry tries to move into range but Crane moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Henry throws a hook but Crane blocks it.
Crane misses with a hook to the body
and Henry cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crane looks to score with a jab to the body but Henry is just out of range.
A slow jab from Henry misses its intended target.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Henry moves away.
Henry takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane wants to clinch
and Henry counters with a nice body shot.
Henry will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Crane throws out a powerful jab.
Henry avoids the body shot from Crane.
Crane looks to score with a jab to the body but Henry is just out of range.
Crane throws a body punch but Henry moves out of range.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Henry might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Crane has got the better of the exchanges.
Crane throws a body punch but Henry moves out of range.
A nice side step and Henry releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Crane throws a lazy right hand but Henry sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Crane looks to land a combination but Henry avoids it well.
Crane jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
A right-left combo lands from Henry.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Crane is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Henry can do to turn this around?
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A jab lands there for Crane.
A cross from Henry lands.
Henry waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Crane.
Henry misses the shot to the body.
Crane takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Crane uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Henry.
Henry avoids the body shot from Crane.
Crane throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Henry stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Good shot there by Crane.
Crane throws a body punch but Henry moves out of range.
Crane takes a jab right on the kisser.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Crane steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Henry.
A looping hook to the body misses from Henry. Crane does a little dance to reset his feet.
It looked like Crane wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Henry misses with a body shot.
Crane uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Henry on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Henry's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Crane connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Henry scrambles back to his feet.
Crane looks to land a left hand but Henry moved out of range nicely.
Crane will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Crane looks to land a combination but Henry avoids it well.
Henry just misses with a punch to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane throws a hook but Henry avoids it easily.
Henry walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Crane loads up on a big right hand but Henry slips the punch.
Crane ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Crane tries to sprawl but Henry drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Crane blocking the ground and pound attempt from Henry.
Henry seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Crane does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Crane pushes Henry off looking to stand but Henry dives back in and keeps control.
Henry wants to control but Crane is keeping him busy.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Still in half guard, Henry seems content to control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ichabod Crane dominated that second round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Henry misses with a takedown attempt
and Crane counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Henry takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Henry misses with a takedown attempt - Crane sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Henry throws a hook to the side of Crane's head but Crane sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Crane misses with a hook
and Henry counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Crane is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Henry.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Henry does a little dance to reset his feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crane lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Henry circles away quickly and effectively.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Crane throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Henry throws out a counter right but Crane avoids it with no problem.
Henry takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Henry has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A jab from Crane misses.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Henry! But no joy.
Henry keeps the fight on the outside.
Crane blocks a jab.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Henry misses with an uppercut
and Crane cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Henry uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Crane.
Crane uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Henry.
A slow jab from Crane misses its intended target.
Crane lands a slapping body shot.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Henry was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Crane scores with a hook.
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Henry manages to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Henry is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Crane.
A swing and a miss from Henry.
Crane digs a good body shot into Henry's ribs.
Crane swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Crane throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Henry.
Crane throws a big shot that misses.
Henry tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Crane was well out of range. Poor timing from Henry.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Henry slips a straight right by Crane.
Crane with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Henry lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Henry avoids the body shot from Crane.
Henry throws a wild combination but nothing lands.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Henry. Crane does a little dance to reset his feet.
Crane has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Crane there as he acknowledges the shot.
Henry on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Nice takedown defense from Crane. No joy for Henry on that attempt.
A quick step to the side and Crane tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Ichabod Crane has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of John Henry.
Henry throws a lazy uppercut
and Crane counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Ichabod Crane is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Crane rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Henry moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
A little jabbing left from Henry on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Crane getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Crane scores with a jab to the body.
Henry's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Crane connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Henry scrambles back to his feet.
Crane misses with a jab to the body
and Henry counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Crane looks to score with a jab to the body but Henry is just out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Henry swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Crane.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Sloppy strikes from Crane. Those never looked like landing.
Crane waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Henry.
Henry moves away from the strike by Crane.
Henry swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Crane gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Crane lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Henry at a distance.
John Henry has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Crane throws a predictable looking body shot
and Henry makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Henry throws an off balance right hand
letting Crane counter with a right hand.
Henry misses with a lunging right hand
and Crane counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Crane looks to land a left hand but Henry moved out of range nicely.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ichabod Crane showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Crane, 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 30:27
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 30:27
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ichabod Crane!

After the fight, Ichabod Crane 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: AD516     
Date:   Jan 06, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Bill Bronson (ranked 680 p4p, 79 weight class) and Ichabod Crane (ranked 801 p4p, 87 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.

164 cm
35
153 lbs
23 - 13 - 1
165 cm
36
154 lbs
34 - 20 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Very quick
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Bill Bronson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 20 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ichabod Crane!
The judges for this bout are William Peck, Yves DeLean and Elvis Blanc.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bronson throws a hook but Crane avoids it easily.
Bronson 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.
Bronson connects with a jab.
Nice shot by Crane.
Bronson throws out a loose jab but Crane uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bill Bronson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bronson connects with the punch.
Bronson fails to land the takedown.
Crane scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Bronson avoids a punch combination nicely.
Bronson is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Crane.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crane keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Bronson.
Crane misses with a wild body shot.
Bronson throws the left hand but Crane avoids the punch easily.
Crane throws a hook but Bronson blocks it.
Bronson tries to counter with a takedown but Crane is quick to defend against it.
Bronson connects with a nice looking jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Bronson misses with a jab, cross combination.
Crane looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bronson paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.

Bronson is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Crane's half guard.
Bronson trying to control from half guard but Crane is working away.
Bronson thows a huge punch but Crane dodges it nicely.
Crane is looking for a sweep. Bronson is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Crane blocking the ground and pound attempt from Bronson.
Bronson 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.
Bronson throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Ground and pound from Bronson.
Bronson looks to land a strike but Crane avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Bronson throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Bronson trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Bronson accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Bronson throwing strikes from guard but Crane blocks nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane wants to stand and escape but Bronson is having none of it.
Bronson landing with the ground and pound.
Bronson throws a big elbow that misses.
Crane utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Crane wants to stand but Bronson is controlling the position.
Bronson pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Crane is keeping the position for now.

Crane has managed to wall walk up one of the corner posts to get back to his feet. Bronson is pushing him up against the cage, looking to control the position.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bronson has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Crane is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Bronson throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Cranes head.

Crane's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Crane throws a body punch but Bronson moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bronson missing with a left hand there. Crane was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Crane staying out of range there.
Nice shot by Bronson.
Bronson fails with the takedown
and Crane counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Bill Bronson. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bronson was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Bronson half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Crane throws the left hand but Bronson avoids the punch easily.
Bronson connects with a good right hand that stumbles Crane. Crane circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
A left lands for Bronson.
Nice body punch from Crane.

Crane rushes Bronson and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Crane tries a knee to the head but Bronson blocks it.
Bronson softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.

Crane pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bronson takes one on the button.
Bronson slips a straight right by Crane.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bronson throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Crane counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
A slow jab from Bronson misses its intended target.
Bronson is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Bronson missing with a left hand there. Crane was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A cross from Crane lands.
Bronson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Bronson misses with a hook. Crane ducked under it nicely.
Bronson shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Crane eats them both and turns towards Bronson to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bronson. Crane does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bronson misses with a series of wild punches.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.

Crane gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Bronson to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Crane 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.
Bronson working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Crane throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Bronson stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Bronson slips under a jab from Crane.
Bronson drops down looking for a counter takedown but Crane sprawls and moves away.
Bronson with a poor takedown
and Crane counters with a stiff right hand.
Bronson fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Crane works Bronson's body with a nice hook.
Bronson cracks Crane with a good jab.
The crowd cheers as Crane lands an impressive looking overhand right. Bronson doesn't seem phased though.
Bronson changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Crane tries to avoid it but Bronson manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Crane to the ground. Crane escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Crane lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Bronson lands a nice hook to Crane's body. Crane takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Bronson throws a hook but Crane blocks it.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bronson misses with a hook.
Crane ducks under a wild hook from Bronson.
Crane scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Crane clobbers Bronson with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Bronson misses with a jab to the body
enabling Crane to counter with a crisp jab.
Bronson moves out of range as Crane strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bronson uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Crane.
Bronson misses with an uppercut. Crane saw that one coming.
Bronson tried to score with a low kick but Crane checks it.
Nice uppercut there from Crane.
Crane steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bronson.
A little jabbing left from Crane on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Bronson misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Crane counters with a stiff right hand.
A right-left combo lands from Crane.
Crane throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped

and Bronson counters with a single leg into guard. Crane didn't expect that.
Bronson being controlled here momentarily.

Crane manages to escape and get back to his feet.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Crane cracks a nice hook into Bronson's ribs.
Bronson on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Bronson gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Crane.
Ichabod Crane seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bronson misses with a left hand
enabling Crane to counter with a crisp jab.
Crane lands a jab.
Crane avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Crane connects with a body shot.
Bronson on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Crane moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Bronson is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Crane.
Bronson swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Crane throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Bronson.
Crane stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Bronson.
Bronson with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Crane to score with a decent uppercut.
Crane scores with a body shot.
Bronson swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bronson closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Bronson walks into a jab.
Crane digs a good body shot into Bronson's ribs.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Bronson slips under a jab from Crane.
Crane ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Bronson misses with a lunging right hand
and Crane counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Bronson missing with a left hand there. Crane was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Crane steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Bronson.

Crane has taken the fight to the clinch.
Crane lands a hook that snaps the head of Bronson backwards.
Crane swings away with an uppercut that misses.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Crane misses with a body punch.
Bronson throws a punch but it's blocked by Crane.

Crane manages to break the clinch.
Bronson throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Crane sees it coming and avoids it easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane slaps away a takedown attempt from Bronson, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Crane looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Bill Bronson. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Bronson buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Bronson bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Bronson looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Crane fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Crane takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Crane uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bronson.
Bronson lands a jab to Crane's midsection.
Crane lands a right hook to the body.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bronson was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Bronson misses with a straight left.
Crane throws a lazy right hand but Bronson sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bronson.
Bronson attempts a counter takedown but Crane avoids it well and moves away.
Bronson takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Crane dodges the punch combination from Bronson.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bronson manages to avoid it.
Bronson is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Bronson has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Crane finds it's way round the side to connect with Bronson's head.
Bronson keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crane misses with a wild body shot.
A punch combination from Crane misses.
Bronson tries to counter with a takedown but Crane is quick to defend against it.
Crane lands a body shot.
Bronson scores with a punch to the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fighters circling - Crane throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Crane with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Crane lands a nice hook to Bronson's body. Bronson takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Crane takes a swing at Bronson's ribcage but misses.
Bronson connects with a leg kick. Crane looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Bronson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bronson misses with a looping left.
Crane keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crane looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Bronson falls off balance throwing a combination
and Crane counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Ichabod Crane is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Crane scores with a jab to the jaw.
Crane connects with a body shot that sends Bronson's belly button to the back.
Crane ducks under a wild hook from Bronson.
Bronson misses with a left hand
and Crane counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Bronson thinking.
Crane bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bronson manages to avoid it.
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bronson manages to avoid it.
Bronson misses with an uppercut
and Crane cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Crane uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bronson.
Bronson throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Crane stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane throws out a loose jab but Bronson uses good head movement to avoid it.
The fighters circle momentarily. Crane darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bronson misses with a few strikes there.
Crane doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Bronson throws a right and a left that both miss.
Bronson's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Crane connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Bronson scrambles back to his feet.
Crane thows a left - swing and a miss!
Bronson feinted with a counter takedown.
Crane connects with a crisp jab.
Bronson misses the body punch
and Crane counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Crane lands a jab to the nose.
Bronson avoids the body shot from Crane.
Bronson looks to throw the jab but Crane is out of range.
Bronson takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Bronson misses with a body punch
and Crane connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Crane throws a left and a right that both miss

and Bronson counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Bronson trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bronson throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Crane works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Bronson in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Crane working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Bronson.
Crane wants to get back to his feet but Bronson is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Bronson throws a big right hand that misses.
Bronson throws a strike but Crane rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Bronson wants to hit a switch here but Crane passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Bronson there!
Bronson wants to control but Crane is having none of it.
Crane controlling the pace for now.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Bronson tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Crane has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Crane looking to control but Bronson is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Crane content just to control the position here.
Crane prevents Bronson from getting the reversal.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ichabod Crane comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Crane 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 William Peck scores the fight 28:29
Judge Yves DeLean scores the fight 28:29
Judge Elvis Blanc scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ichabod Crane!

In his post fight interview, Ichabod Crane started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: UGD 76:Perry Vs Moore     
Date:   Sep 22, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ichabod Crane (ranked 392 p4p, 48 weight class) and Ron Garner (ranked 520 p4p, 62 weight class). Crane kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Way of The Ninja. 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.

165 cm
34
154 lbs
33 - 20 - 0
166 cm
28
141 lbs
11 - 4 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
Excellent MT
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 20 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ichabod Crane!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Ron Garner!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, Phil Schofield and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Garner fails with a takedown attempt.
Crane throws a jab when Garner was well out of range.
Crane misses with an uppercut
and Garner counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Garner lands with a nice combination. Crane backs away looking to recover.
Crane connects with a body shot.
Crane has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Garner shoots in looking for a takedown but Crane manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Garner's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Garner misses with a combination
enabling Crane to counter with a crisp jab.
Garner dodges the punch combination from Crane.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Garner steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Crane.
Garner looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Crane is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Garner.
Garner takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Garner tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Crane defends well and Garner ends up having to push Crane into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Ichabod Crane has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ron Garner.
Crane displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Crane misses with an uppercut.
Garner tries to counter by closing the distance.
Garner uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Crane.
Garner avoids the body shot from Crane.

Garner gets a double leg takedown into Crane's guard.

Crane pushes Garner off and gets back to his feet.
Garner ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Crane works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Crane throws a hook but Garner avoids it easily.
Garner shoots in and drives through. Crane sprawls well.
Crane works Garner's body with a nice hook.
Crane ducks under a wild hook from Garner.
Garner cracks Crane with a good jab.
Garner throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Crane throws a body punch but Garner moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane takes a swing at Garner's ribcage but misses.

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

Crane explodes and escapes back to his feet! Nice escape there!
Garner shoots in but no luck this time.
Crane is looking to counter punch.
A telegraphed right hand from Garner misses the target.
Crane takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Garner manages to avoid it.
Garner fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Crane manages to avoid it.
Garner misses with the combination.
Crane lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Crane misses with an uppercut.
Crane changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Garner does a little dance to reset his feet.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Ichabod Crane is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Crane looks to score with a jab to the body but Garner is just out of range.
A slow jab from Garner misses its intended target.
Crane slips a straight right by Garner.
A left and a right from Garner both land. Nice combination.
Crane staying out of range there.
Garner throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Crane on the side of the head.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Crane lands with a shot to the body.
Crane will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Crane stuffs the takedown.
Crane tries to clinch up.
Garner throws the left hand but Crane avoids the punch easily.
Crane takes a swing at Garner's ribcage but misses.
Garner throws a series of punches but Crane avoids them all with ease.
Crane misses the body punch
and Garner counters with a one-two to the body.
Crane scores with a sloppy right hand. Garner should have avoided that one.
Garner shoots in looking for a takedown. Crane tries to sprawl out of it but Garner keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Crane manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Crane looks to score with a jab to the body but Garner is just out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Garner slips under a jab from Crane.
Crane fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
A jab from Crane misses.
Crane throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Garner fails with the takedown.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Garner throws out a counter right but Crane avoids it with no problem.
Crane misses with an uppercut. Garner saw that one coming.
Crane scores with a jab to the body.
Crane throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
A nice side step and Garner releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Garner keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Crane.
Garner throws a lazy uppercut
and Crane counters with a nice uppercut.
Garner pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Garner 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.
Horrible takedown attempt by Garner or perhaps it was just good defense by Crane, which made it look bad.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Garner throws a hook but Crane avoids it easily.
Crane digs a good hook to Garner's body.
Garner misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Crane counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Crane scores with a nice strike.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice uppercut lands for Crane. That snapped Garner's head back.
Crane with a jab.
Crane wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Garner steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Crane.
Garner throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Crane was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Garner punishes Crane's body with a nice straight punch.
Crane is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Garner shoots in looking for a takedown but Crane manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Garner's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Ichabod Crane has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ron Garner.
Crane takes a swing at Garner's ribcage but misses.
Crane is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Garner can do to turn this around?
Garner walks into a straight right hand from Crane.
Crane ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Garner manages to avoid it.
Crane scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Garner doesn't seem bothered though.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Garner goes for a double leg but Crane avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Crane continues to drive forward.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane scores with a shot to the body.
Garner keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Garner tries for a takedown but Crane circles away easily
and Crane counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Garner thinking.
Crane on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Garner cracks Crane with an open hand slap.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Crane tests Garner's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Crane misses with a shot to the body
and Crane takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Crane scores with a hook.
Crane scores with a sloppy right hand. Garner should have avoided that one.
Ichabod Crane is winning the standup battle so far.
Crane with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Crane scores with a jab to the jaw.
The fighters circle momentarily. Crane darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Crane stuns Garner with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Garner moves away.
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Garner manages to avoid it.
Garner closes the distance and clinches up with Crane, looking for a takedown. Garner pushes Crane against the cage but Crane circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Garner avoids the body shot from Crane.
Crane dodges the punch combination from Garner.
Crane dips to his left and cracks Garner with an uppercut!
Garner misses with a takedown attempt
and Crane counters with a straight right hand.
Crane throws a sloppy body shot

and Garner counters by clinching up.
Crane lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Crane using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Garner is breathing heavily.
Garner tries to pull guard but Crane forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Crane leaning his opponent against the cage.
Garner has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Crane is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Garner backwards.

Crane breaks from the clinch.
Crane is looking to wear down Garner with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Garner looks to land a right hand but Crane moved out of range.
Garner throws a right hand that Crane ducks under and follows up with a left that Crane also avoids with ease.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Crane throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Garner stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Garner was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Crane throws a series of strikes that have Garner backpedaling.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Garner was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Garner.
Crane throws a series of punches but Garner moves out of range.
Garner misses with a looping right.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Garner takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ichabod Crane dominated that second round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Crane avoids a punch combination nicely.
Crane defending well as Garner loads up on a big left hand.
Crane misses with a straight left.
Crane misses with an uppercut.
Garner takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Crane throws a looping overhand right but Garner ducks down to avoid it.
Garner throws an off balance right hand
and Crane counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Garner misses with a left hand
and Crane counters with a stiff right hand.
Garner moves out of range as Crane strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crane throws a lazy right hand but Garner sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Crane takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Crane throws a hook to the side of Garner's head but Garner sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A decent looking cross lands there for Garner.
Crane throws an overhand right that lands on Garner's shoulder, as Garner tries to avoid the shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Garner throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Crane lands a body shot.
Garner swings and misses with a shot to the body
enabling Crane to counter with a crisp jab.
Garner avoids the body shot from Crane.
Nice takedown defense from Crane. No joy for Garner on that attempt.
Garner takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Crane tries to bum rush Garner with a series of wild strikes but Garner uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Garner swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Crane takes a swing at Garner's ribcage but misses.
Garner throws out a loose jab but Crane uses good head movement to avoid it.
Crane throws a hook to the side of Garner's head but Garner sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Garner smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Crane scores with a nice head shot.
Garner staying out of range there.
Crane jabs Garner to the body, keeping him at a distance.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Garner avoids the body shot from Crane.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Garner shoots and misses
and Crane cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Garner was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Crane loads up on a big right hand but Garner slips the punch.
A shot to the liver by Crane. Beautiful body shot.
Garner connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Crane moves away from the strike by Garner.
Garner throws a shot from downtown. Crane moves away and avoids it.
Crane throws a jab when Garner was well out of range.
Crane misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Garner counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Nice shot by Crane.

Crane gets in close and instigates a clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Crane breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Crane paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Crane throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Garner stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Crane's jab looks to have found its range, popping Garner under the eye.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Garner uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Crane.
Garner fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Crane swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Ichabod Crane is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Ichabod Crane has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ron Garner.
Garner shoots in and drives through. Crane sprawls well.
A big left from Garner misses.
Garner dodges the punch combination from Crane.
Nice sprawl there from Crane as Garner shoots in.
An attempted straight right counter from Crane misses the target.
Crane lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane lands a body shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Crane lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Crane looks to score with a jab to the body but Garner is just out of range.
Garner has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Crane misses with a wild body shot.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Crane misses with the combination.
Nice cross by Crane.
Ron Garner has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Garner throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Crane's waist but Crane gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Garner off to one side.
Crane fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Garner looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Garner throws an overhand right that lands on Crane's shoulder, as Crane tries to avoid the shot.
Crane swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Crane slips a jab and a cross from Garner.
Garner takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ichabod Crane showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Crane 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 Sam Margolis scores the fight 30:27
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 30:27
Judge James Glass scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ichabod Crane!

Ichabod Crane was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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Event: Ascension 0811     
Date:   Aug 11, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ichabod Crane and Pako Laine. Crane comes to the cage accompanied by Way of The Ninja. The crowd seem to be enjoying Laine's choice of entrance music: Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi. Pako Laine is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

165 cm
34
154 lbs
33 - 19 - 0
174 cm
31
149 lbs
18 - 7 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 19 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ichabod Crane!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, Colin Fotheringham and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Crane throws out a loose jab but Laine uses good head movement to avoid it.
Laine staying out of range there.
Laine scores with a shot to the body.
Crane misses with a double jab
and Laine connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Laine staying out of range there.
Laine steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Crane.
Laine swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Danga de danga de dang - Laine scores with a four punch combination!

Laine pushes Crane up against the cage in a clinch.
Crane tries to break free but Laine pushes him back against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Crane.
Laine tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Crane's elbow.

Crane breaks the clinch.
We've been told by Crane's head coaches at Westside Martial Arts that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Laine connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
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!
Laine blocks a jab.
Laine moves out of range as Crane strikes.
Crane takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?

That's one minute gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Crane.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Laine moves away.
Crane keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crane is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Laine throws a body punch but Crane moves out of range.
Laine with a hook.
Laine keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Laine throws out a counter right but Crane avoids it with no problem.
Laine lands a lovely overhand right.
Laine staying out of range there.
Laine throws out a counter right but Crane avoids it with no problem.
Crane uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Laine.
Laine keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Laine tries to clinch but Crane is having none of it.
Crane lands with a hook. Laine tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Pako Laine seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Laine scores with a shot to the body.
Laine swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Laine has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Laine fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Crane manages to avoid it.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Laine is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Laine works Crane's body with a nice hook.
Laine takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Laine dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Laine throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Laine uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Crane.

Crane tries to keep at a distance but Laine has taken the fight into the clinch.
Laine landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Crane tries to circle away but Laine has him pinned against the cage.
Laine throws a knee to the head but misses.
Crane lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Crane blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Laine looking to throw knees to the head but Crane is blocking nicely.
Laine tries to land a knee to the head but Crane blocks with his arms.
Laine fails to pull guard.
Laine lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Crane backwards.
Laine pushes Crane back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine lands an uppercut.

Crane breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Laine lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Laine throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Laine has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Laine lands with a shot to the body.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Laine.
Crane throws a body punch but Laine moves out of range.
Laine turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Laine tries to clinch up but Crane circles away and keeps his distance.
Laine throws an overhand right that lands on Crane's shoulder, as Crane tries to avoid the shot.
Crane walks into a stiff left hand from Laine.
Crane scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Laine connects with a body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Laine pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A little feinted left hand from Crane on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Crane swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Laine counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Laine tries a head kick but it misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine fails with the takedown
and Crane counters with a nice body shot.
Crane is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Laine's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
Laine closes the distance looking to clinch
and Crane counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Crane connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Laine was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Crane has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Laine finds it's way round the side to connect with Crane's head.
Laine is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Crane had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Laine steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Crane.
Laine throws a body shot but no joy.
Crane rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Laine cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Jab by Laine.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Crane checks the leg kick nicely there.
Crane displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Laine throws out the jab.
Crane was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Crane looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Laine ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Pako Laine 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.


Crane throws the left hand but Laine avoids the punch easily.
Laine throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Laine staying out of range there.
Laine let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Pako Laine seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Crane jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Laine keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crane looks to score with a jab to the body but Laine is just out of range.
Crane misses with an uppercut. Laine saw that one coming.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Crane fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Laine misses with a straight right.
Laine takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A low kick from Laine misses
and Crane counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Crane dips to his left and cracks Laine with an uppercut!
Laine looks to throw the jab but Crane is out of range.
Crane keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nice uppercut lands for Laine. That snapped Crane's head back.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Laine tries a low kick but Crane avoids it.
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Laine manages to avoid it.
Crane takes a swing at Laine's ribcage but misses.
Laine is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Crane takes a swing at Laine's ribcage but misses.
Laine throws a sloppy head kick and Crane moves out of range easily.
Crane swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Laine misses with a leg kick
and Crane counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Laine lands a right hook to the body.
Crane moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Laine connects with a body shot that sends Crane's belly button to the back.
Laine steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Crane.
Crane missing with a left hand there. Laine was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Laine!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Laine fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Laine has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Laine darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
A swing and a miss from Crane.
Laine bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Crane's head.
Laine shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Crane but Crane pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Laine looks to score with a jab to the body but Crane is just out of range.
Nice uppercut there from Crane.
Crane lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Crane looks to score with a jab to the body but Laine is just out of range.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Crane closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Laine throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Laine lands a nice looking body kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Crane circles away quickly and effectively.

Laine pushes Crane up against the cage in a clinch.
Crane blocks a body shot from Laine.
Crane tries to land knees in the clinch but Laine avoids the damage to the body.
Laine missing with knees to the body.
Laine has Crane pressed against the cage, preventing Crane from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Crane tries a body shot but Laine blocks it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Crane.

Crane pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Crane looks to land a right hand but Laine moved out of range.
Laine slips under a jab from Crane.
Laine lands a nice hook to Crane's body. Crane takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Crane throws a body punch but Laine moves out of range.
Laine throws the left hand but Crane avoids the punch easily.
Ichabod Crane is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Laine throws the left hand but Crane avoids the punch easily.
Crane swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Crane swings for the body but Laine moves out of range.
Laine shapes to counter with a head kick.

Laine gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Laine tries a body shot but Crane blocks it.

Crane breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Laine appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Laine throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Crane counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Laine lands a jab-cross combination.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Crane's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Laine connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Crane scrambles back to his feet.
Crane scores with a shot to the body.
Crane slips under a jab.
Crane was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Laine scores with a decent looking hook.
Crane keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Laine manages to avoid it.
Crane lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Laine waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Crane.
It looked like Crane was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Laine.
Laine takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
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 Ichabod Crane will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Crane connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Laine momentarily.
Laine lands a head kick. Crane smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Danga de danga de dang - Laine scores with a four punch combination!
A big right from Crane misses.
A good leg kick by Laine.
Crane keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Crane avoids a kick to the body.
Crane moves out of range as Laine strikes.
Crane swings for the body but Laine moves out of range.
Nice sprawl there from Crane as Laine shoots in.
Laine is looking to clinch but Crane is avoiding it.
Laine takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Good work by Crane as he checks the leg kick.
A shot to the body from Laine misses
enabling Crane to counter with a crisp jab.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Laine avoids the body shot from Crane.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine misses with a two punch combination.
Crane was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Laine fails with a takedown attempt.
Ichabod Crane has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Pako Laine.
Crane jabs Laine to the body, keeping him at a distance.
A punch combination from Laine misses.
Crane throws an off balance right hand
and Laine makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Laine does a little dance to reset his feet.
Laine shapes to counter with a head kick.
Laine throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Crane sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Laine rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Crane moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Crane waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Laine.
Crane keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Laine.
Laine avoids the body shot from Crane.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Crane finds it's way through Laine's defenses.
Crane throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Laine sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Crane lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Crane stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Laine.
Laine tries to clinch
and Crane counters with a stiff right hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Laine throws a looping overhand right but Crane ducks down to avoid it.
Laine throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A jab from Crane misses.
Crane blocks a head kick by Laine.
An attempted straight right counter from Crane misses the target.
Laine misses with a jab, cross combination.
Crane is looking for a counter combo.
Crane scores with a jab to the body.
Crane uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Laine.
Laine defending well as Crane loads up on a big left hand.
Laine appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Crane.
Laine let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Laine throws a sloppy head kick and Crane moves out of range easily.
Laine tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Crane is able to avoid easily.
Laine looks to land a combination but Crane avoids it well.
Crane closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Laine moves out of range of the strikes.
Crane scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Crane displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Laine throws out the jab.
Crane slips a straight right by Laine.
Crane takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Laine scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Crane keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Laine doesn't manage to clinch there - Crane circles away.
Laine throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Crane counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Laine manages to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane throws a shot from downtown. Laine moves away and avoids it.
Crane blocks a jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
No joy there for Crane, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
A slapping leg kick lands for Laine.
Laine lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Laine connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Nice body punch from Laine.
Crane is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Crane keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Crane slips a jab from Laine.
Laine misses with the combination.
Laine jabs Crane to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 28:29
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 28:29
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Pako Laine!

Pako Laine 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: Ascension 0708     
Date:   Jul 08, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Seve Ballesteros and Ichabod Crane. Crane has chosen Way of The Ninja as his entrance music. Both fighter's entrance songs getting the crowd jumping here.

175 cm
33
154 lbs
20 - 3 - 1
165 cm
34
154 lbs
32 - 19 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Seve Ballesteros!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 19 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ichabod Crane!
The judges for this bout are Alyssa Summers, Steve Montenegro and Russell Pearce.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Crane changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Ballesteros lands with a slapping head kick.

Ballesteros closes the distance and pushes Crane back into the cage.
Ballesteros lands a left hand that snaps the head of Crane backwards.
I was talking to Ballesteros's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.

Crane's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Crane misses with a jab to the body
and Ballesteros counters with an outside leg kick.
Good leg kick by Ballesteros there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Crane throws a right hand that misses
and Ballesteros counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Crane thinking.
Crane throws a body punch but Ballesteros moves out of range.
Ballesteros uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Crane walks into a straight right hand from Ballesteros.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Crane scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Ballesteros throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Crane jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Crane throws a lazy right hand but Ballesteros sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Crane closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Crane scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Crane keeps the fight on the outside.
Crane scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Crane connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Crane is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Ballesteros rather than just go for the knockout.
Ballesteros takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Ballesteros slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Nice body punch from Crane.
Crane scores with a decent looking hook.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Ballesteros does a little dance to reset his feet.
Crane throws a lazy right hand but Ballesteros sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Ballesteros scores with a nice body kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Ballesteros turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Ballesteros scores with a jab to the head.
Crane takes a swing at Ballesteros's ribcage but misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ballesteros shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Crane thows a left - swing and a miss!
Crane is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Crane misses with a wild body shot.
Good exchange - Ballesteros coming out on top.
Ballesteros throws out a loose jab but Crane uses good head movement to avoid it.
A nice inside leg kick there by Ballesteros. That's going to slow Crane down.
Crane looks to land a right hand but Ballesteros moved out of range.
Crane misses with a lunging right hand
and Ballesteros counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Crane lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Ballesteros circles away quickly and effectively.
Ballesteros avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Crane shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Ballesteros eats them both and turns towards Crane to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.

Crane has Ballesteros up against the cage in a clinch.
Crane controlling the action here for a moment.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Ballesteros tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Crane paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Ballesteros uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Ballesteros throws a head kick that misses.
Crane let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Ballesteros was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Crane throws a lazy uppercut
and Ballesteros counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Ballesteros lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Crane lands a really nice looking cross but Ballesteros seems unphased.
Crane connects with a body shot.
Crane lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Crane takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.

Ballesteros has Crane up against the cage in a clinch.
Ballesteros swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Crane wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ballesteros has a couple of punches blocked by Crane.
Crane has had enough of the clinch but Ballesteros keeps him there for the moment.
Crane taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Ballesteros is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Crane misses with a hook from the clinch.

Crane breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Crane steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Ballesteros.
Crane uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Ballesteros.
Crane lands a glancing blow to the side of Ballesteros's head.
Crane scores with a body shot.
Ballesteros throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ballesteros moves away.
Crane throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Ballesteros lands with an overhand left.
Ballesteros throws a head kick that misses.
Ballesteros swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Ballesteros throws a sloppy head kick and Crane moves out of range easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Ichabod Crane will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!


Ballesteros misses with a body punch
and Crane counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Crane throws a shot from downtown. Ballesteros moves away and avoids it.
Crane fails in his attempt to clinch.
Crane misses with a looping left.

Ballesteros has Crane up against the cage in a clinch.
Crane avoiding damage as Ballesteros throws knees to the body.
Ballesteros working aggressively here.
Crane has Ballesteros pressed against the cage.
Ballesteros misses with the head strike.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A right hand to the body from Ballesteros.
A short left from Crane.
Crane stalling the fight.
Crane stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Crane lands with a short punch from the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ballesteros takes a shot to the head.
Crane tries to break the clinch but Ballesteros is controlling the position.
Ballesteros takes a knee to the side of the body.
Ichabod Crane seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Crane tries to circle away but Ballesteros has him pinned against the cage.
Crane lands a shot to the body.

Crane escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Crane looks to throw the jab but Ballesteros is out of range.
Ballesteros looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Ballesteros doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Ballesteros ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Ballesteros dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Crane throws a hook but Ballesteros avoids it easily.
Ballesteros throws a low kick but Crane moves out of range easily.
Ballesteros uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Crane.
Crane fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Crane takes a swing at Ballesteros's ribcage but misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ballesteros tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Crane was well out of range. Poor timing from Ballesteros.
Crane throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Ballesteros throws a head kick but Crane moves out of range.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A big right from Ballesteros misses.
Crane lands with a good body shot.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Crane swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Ballesteros.
Crane blocks a head kick by Ballesteros.
Ballesteros throws out a loose jab but Crane uses good head movement to avoid it.
Ballesteros just misses with a punch to the body.
Crane scores with a jab to the jaw.
Ballesteros tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Crane was well out of range. Poor timing from Ballesteros.
Crane jabs at Ballesteros's body.
Ballesteros scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Ballesteros half committed to a counter leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane throws a lazy uppercut
and Ballesteros counters with a stiff right hand.
Crane misses with a hook.
Crane throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Ballesteros pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Crane cracks Ballesteros with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Crane lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Ballesteros at a distance.
Ballesteros fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Crane checks it well.
Ballesteros looks to land a right hand but Crane moved out of range.
Crane lands with a nice body punch.
Ballesteros's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Crane connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Ballesteros scrambles back to his feet.
Crane misses with a straight right.
Ballesteros uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Crane misses with a wild body shot.
Ballesteros throws a one two combo.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Crane avoids the body shot from Ballesteros.
Ballesteros swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Ballesteros slips a straight right by Crane.
Crane takes a swing at Ballesteros's ribcage but misses.
Ballesteros bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Ballesteros avoids the body shot from Crane.
Ballesteros throws a nice looking combination but Crane bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Crane takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Ballesteros scores with a crisp jab that stopped Crane in his tracks.
Crane throws the left hand but Ballesteros avoids the punch easily.
Ballesteros looks to land a left hand but Crane moved out of range nicely.
Ballesteros throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Crane sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Crane throws a series of punches but Ballesteros avoids them all with ease.
Ballesteros cracks the inside of Crane's front leg.
Crane jabs at Ballesteros's body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ichabod Crane 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!


Crane lands a right hook to the body.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Ballesteros catches Crane with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Crane scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Good work by Crane as he checks the leg kick.
Crane scores with a decent looking hook.
Ballesteros pivots, looking for a leg kick but Crane is out of range and Ballesteros settles back down.
Crane displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Ballesteros throws out the jab.
Ballesteros swings for the body but Crane moves out of range.
Crane lands a nice looking body shot.
Crane misses with a looping left.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sloppy strikes from Ballesteros. Those never looked like landing.
Sloppy strikes from Crane. Those never looked like landing.
Crane uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Ballesteros.
Ballesteros moves away from the strike by Crane.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A slapping body kick lands there for Ballesteros.

Ballesteros closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.

Ballesteros breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
A slapping leg kick lands for Ballesteros.
Ballesteros throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Ballesteros looks to land a left hand but Crane moved out of range nicely.
Ballesteros slips under a jab.
Ballesteros takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Ballesteros walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Crane checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Crane throws out a counter right but Ballesteros avoids it with no problem.
A solid leg kick lands there for Ballesteros.
Crane's jab looks to have found its range, popping Ballesteros under the eye.
Ballesteros looks to land a left hand but Crane moved out of range nicely.
Ichabod Crane seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Ballesteros has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Crane finds it's way round the side to connect with Ballesteros's head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Ballesteros misses with a double jab.
Ballesteros misses with a series of wild punches.
Seve Ballesteros has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
No joy there for Crane, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Crane ducks under a wild hook from Ballesteros.
Ballesteros uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Ballesteros misses with a body kick.
Nice uppercut lands for Ballesteros. That snapped Crane's head back.
The fight stays on the outside here - Ballesteros looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Crane lands the left hand.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A big right from Crane misses.
Crane ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane throws a poor cross that misses
and Ballesteros counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Crane throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Ballesteros stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Ballesteros fails in his attempt to clinch.
Crane swings and misses with a shot to the body
letting Ballesteros counter with a right hand.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ballesteros moves away.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Ballesteros.
Ichabod Crane is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Ballesteros misses with a straight right.
A decent looking cross lands there for Ballesteros.
Ballesteros misses with a looping left.
Crane scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Ballesteros doesn't seem bothered though.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Ballesteros moves out of range of the strikes.
Ballesteros fires out a quick counter leg kick but Crane just manages to avoid it.
Ballesteros feints and then cracks Crane's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Crane down.
Crane scores with a jab to the jaw.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Crane lands a slapping body shot.
Ballesteros takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Crane moves away from the strike by Ballesteros.
Crane looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Ballesteros stuns Crane with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Ballesteros dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Crane. That did some damage!
Ballesteros bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Crane throws a body punch but Ballesteros moves out of range.
Ballesteros throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Crane.
Crane throws out a counter right but Ballesteros avoids it with no problem.
Crane's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Crane connects with a nice looking jab.
Crane avoids the body shot from Ballesteros.
Crane lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Ballesteros at a distance.
Ballesteros lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
A low kick from Ballesteros misses

and Crane counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Ballesteros.
Ballesteros swings wildly with an uppercut but Crane uses good head movement to avoid it.

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 Seve Ballesteros.
Well Crane has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Alyssa Summers scores the fight 28:30
Judge Steve Montenegro scores the fight 27:30
Judge Russell Pearce scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ichabod Crane!

Ichabod Crane bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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FIGHT
RATING
75%

 

Event: Ascension 0617     
Date:   Jun 17, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ichabod Crane and Shogun Iron Tyson. Crane comes to the cage accompanied by Way of The Ninja. Iron Tyson has chosen Slaughterouse - Party as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

165 cm
33
154 lbs
32 - 18 - 0
165 cm
33
149 lbs
28 - 16 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

Sin City Allstars
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Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 18 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ichabod Crane!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 16 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Shogun Iron Tyson!
The judges for this bout are Tiny Johnson, Chris Downing and Robert Twigg.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Crane throws a right hand that misses
and Iron Tyson counters with a nice uppercut.
Crane lands a jab to the nose.
Iron Tyson ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Crane ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Iron Tyson misses with a wild body shot.
Ichabod Crane seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Iron Tyson misses with a body shot.
A counter left hand to the body from Crane misses its target.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
We've been told by Crane's head coaches at Westside Martial Arts that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Iron Tyson pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Iron Tyson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Iron Tyson gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Crane.
Crane is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Iron Tyson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Iron Tyson wants to clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Iron Tyson moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
A punch lands to the side of Iron Tyson 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Crane digs a good body shot into Iron Tyson's ribs.
Crane misses with a few strikes there.
Iron Tyson looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Iron Tyson pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Crane on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Iron Tyson showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Crane.
Crane connects with a single shot there.
Iron Tyson takes a shot right to the bread basket.
A punch lands to the side of Iron Tyson 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Iron Tyson avoids the body shot from Crane.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circling - Crane throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Iron Tyson throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Iron Tyson takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Iron Tyson avoids the body shot from Crane.
Iron Tyson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Crane manages to avoid it.
Crane looks to score with a jab to the body but Iron Tyson is just out of range.
Iron Tyson misses with a lunging right hand
and Crane counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Jab by Crane.
Ichabod Crane is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

Iron Tyson moves into the clinch.
Iron Tyson prevents a body shot from Crane.
Iron Tyson is trying to force a seperation but Crane has the dominant position.
Iron Tyson throws a head punch that misses.

Iron Tyson breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
The fighters circle momentarily. Crane darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Iron Tyson moves away.
Iron Tyson is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Crane with a body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Iron Tyson steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Crane.
Iron Tyson takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Crane throws a lazy right hand but Iron Tyson sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Crane swings for the body but Iron Tyson moves out of range.
Iron Tyson misses with a left hand
and Crane counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

Iron Tyson dives in and scores a takedown into Crane's guard.
Iron Tyson has been taking part in the yoga sessions down at Canadian Elite Bruins Gym. Presumably he's going to look for a slick submission... Or maybe he's looking to avoid one.
Iron Tyson sitting in guard here, content to control.

Crane pushes Iron Tyson off and scrambles back to his feet.
Crane is looking to wear down Iron Tyson with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Sloppy strikes from Crane. Those never looked like landing.
Crane is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Iron Tyson moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Crane swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Iron Tyson counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Crane tries to clinch up but Iron Tyson circles away and keeps his distance.
Iron Tyson connects with a looping right hand.

It looks like Ichabod Crane has been cut.
Iron Tyson has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Crane finds it's way round the side to connect with Iron Tyson's head.
Nice defenses there by Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Iron Tyson takes one on the button.
Crane lands with an overhand left.
Crane takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Iron Tyson misses with a body shot.
Crane misses with a two punch combination.
Iron Tyson misses with an uppercut. Crane saw that one coming.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ichabod Crane dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Ichabod Crane's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Crane misses with a looping left.
Iron Tyson let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Crane misses with a wild combination.
Iron Tyson misses with a straight left.
Crane misses with an uppercut.
Iron Tyson keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Iron Tyson defending well as Crane loads up on a big left hand.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Iron Tyson fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crane scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Crane throws an ugly left hook that misses
enabling Iron Tyson to counter with a crisp jab.
Crane lands with a good body shot.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Iron Tyson was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Iron Tyson misses with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Iron Tyson.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Iron Tyson was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Iron Tyson doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Crane connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Horrible takedown attempt by Iron Tyson or perhaps it was just good defense by Crane, which made it look bad.
Iron Tyson thows a left - swing and a miss!
Crane keeps the fight on the outside.
Crane connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Iron Tyson appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Crane looks to score with a jab to the body but Iron Tyson is just out of range.
Iron Tyson thuds his right hand into Crane's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Iron Tyson connects with a good right hand that stumbles Crane. Crane circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Crane takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Crane throws a right hand that misses
and Iron Tyson counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Iron Tyson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
It seemed like Iron Tyson was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Crane misses with a hook to the body
and Iron Tyson counters with a stiff right hand.

Crane is rocked!
Crane connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Iron Tyson momentarily.
Iron Tyson slips a jab from Crane.
Crane scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Crane swings widly with a right hand
and Iron Tyson counters with a crisp right that sends Crane to the canvas! Iron Tyson follows up with punches from the mount and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:43 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Shogun Iron Tyson!
Shogun Iron Tyson is the new featherweight champion!
Shogun Iron Tyson bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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FIGHT
RATING
51%

 

Event: Ascension 0520     
Date:   May 20, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ichabod Crane and Shogun Iron Tyson. Crane's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Way of The Ninja. Iron Tyson has chosen Slaughterouse - Party as his entrance music. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

165 cm
33
154 lbs
31 - 18 - 0
165 cm
33
149 lbs
28 - 15 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

Sin City Allstars
Aspire Clothing

Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 18 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ichabod Crane!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Shogun Iron Tyson!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, Colin Fotheringham and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Crane moves out of range as Iron Tyson strikes.
A shot to the liver by Iron Tyson. Beautiful body shot.
Iron Tyson lands with an uppercut that bounces Crane off the cage and back into range.
Iron Tyson keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crane lands with a nice body punch.
A telegraphed right hand from Crane misses the target.
Iron Tyson misses with a looping right.
Iron Tyson throws a hook but Crane avoids it easily.
Iron Tyson connects with a crisp jab.
Crane slips a straight right by Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Iron Tyson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Crane was well out of range. Poor timing from Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Iron Tyson throws a shot from downtown. Crane moves away and avoids it.
Crane connects with a crisp jab.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Crane thuds a left hand into Iron Tyson's body.
Iron Tyson scores with the left hand. Crane knows he should have avoided that one.
A big left from Iron Tyson misses.
Iron Tyson misses with an uppercut.

Crane moves into the clinch successfully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Iron Tyson stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.

Iron Tyson breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Iron Tyson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
As Iron Tyson looks to move away, Crane throws a big counter combo but Iron Tyson just gets out of the way.
Iron Tyson misses with a looping left.
We've been told by Crane's head coaches at Westside Martial Arts that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Iron Tyson misses with a hook.
Iron Tyson throws a jab but it's blocked by Crane.
Shogun Iron Tyson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Iron Tyson cracks Crane with a good jab.
Iron Tyson ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Crane slips a straight right by Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson misses with a straight right.
Crane throws a hook to the side of Iron Tyson's head but Iron Tyson sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Jab, jab by Iron Tyson - just one landing.
Iron Tyson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Iron Tyson uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Crane.
Iron Tyson fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Crane moves away from the strike by Iron Tyson.
A jab lands there for Iron Tyson.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Crane takes a jab right on the kisser.
Ichabod Crane is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Iron Tyson throws out a loose jab but Crane uses good head movement to avoid it.
Crane moves away from the strike by Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson lands with a right hand.
Iron Tyson walks into a jab.
Iron Tyson stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Crane bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A little feinted left hand from Crane on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Crane throws the left hand but Iron Tyson avoids the punch easily.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Crane takes one on the button.
Crane thows a left - swing and a miss!
Crane throws a lazy right hand but Iron Tyson sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Crane moves out of range of the strikes.
Iron Tyson cracks Crane with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Iron Tyson fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Crane on the side of the head.
Crane is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Crane steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Iron Tyson.
Good exchange - Crane coming out on top.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Iron Tyson lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Iron Tyson throws the left hand but Crane avoids the punch easily.
Iron Tyson takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Crane lands a right hook to the body.
Iron Tyson scores with a hook.
The fighters circling - Iron Tyson throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Iron Tyson defending well as Crane loads up on a big left hand.
Iron Tyson is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Crane.
Nice defenses there by Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson with a jab.
The fighters circling - Iron Tyson throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Crane tries to clinch up but Iron Tyson circles away and keeps his distance.
Crane has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Crane throws a good cross that connects.
Good exchange - Iron Tyson coming out on top.
Crane bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Iron Tyson connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Nice cross by Iron Tyson.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Iron Tyson.
Crane misses with a hook. Iron Tyson ducked under it nicely.
Crane with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Iron Tyson to score with a decent uppercut.
Crane uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Iron Tyson.
Crane swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Iron Tyson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Iron Tyson misses with a left hand
and Crane counters with a straight right hand.
Iron Tyson lands with an uppercut that bounces Crane off the cage and back into range.
A jab from Iron Tyson does it's job there.
Iron Tyson ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Crane throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Iron Tyson sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Crane tries to clinch there but Iron Tyson circles away.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Crane looks to land a right hand but Iron Tyson moved out of range.
Crane is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson throws the left hand but Crane avoids the punch easily.
It looked like Crane was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Iron Tyson.
Crane bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Iron Tyson connects with a body shot that sends Crane's belly button to the back.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Shogun Iron Tyson 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.


Crane slips under a jab from Iron Tyson.
Crane uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Iron Tyson.
Crane is looking to counter the offense by Iron Tyson and move into the clinch.
Crane slips a jab from Iron Tyson.
Crane takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Crane fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Iron Tyson looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Iron Tyson takes a swing at Crane's ribcage but misses.
Iron Tyson thuds his right hand into Crane's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Iron Tyson looks to land a combination but Crane avoids it well.
It looked like Crane was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Crane manages to avoid it.
Crane throws out a loose jab but Iron Tyson uses good head movement to avoid it.
Iron Tyson jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Iron Tyson steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Crane.
Iron Tyson steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Crane.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Iron Tyson takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Iron Tyson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Crane.
Crane throws a body punch but Iron Tyson moves out of range.
Shogun Iron Tyson seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Crane checks the leg kick.
Crane looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Iron Tyson keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Crane.
Iron Tyson has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Crane looks to land a right hand but Iron Tyson moved out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Iron Tyson is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Crane.
Crane tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Iron Tyson manages to circle out of the way.
Iron Tyson jabs at Crane's body.
Crane jabs Iron Tyson right on the nose. Iron Tyson blinks but takes it well.
Iron Tyson waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Crane.
A slow jab from Iron Tyson misses its intended target.
Crane is looking for a counter combo.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Iron Tyson listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.

Iron Tyson closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Crane holds on tight, trying to prevent any damage.
Crane prevents Iron Tyson from improving position.
Crane is trying to buck Iron Tyson off.

The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Iron Tyson decides to stand back up.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Crane misses with a double jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane misses with an uppercut.
Iron Tyson ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Iron Tyson goes for a double leg but Crane avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Crane continues to drive forward.
Crane uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Iron Tyson.
Crane dips to his left and cracks Iron Tyson with an uppercut!
Iron Tyson takes a swing at Crane's ribcage but misses.
A counter left hand to the body from Crane misses its target.
A jab from Iron Tyson finds it's way through Crane's defenses.
Crane moves out of range of the strikes.
Iron Tyson closes this distance looking for a takedown but Crane circles away.
Iron Tyson keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Iron Tyson misses with an uppercut. Crane saw that one coming.
A big right from Crane misses.
Crane uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Iron Tyson.
Crane connects with the punch.
Iron Tyson thows a left - swing and a miss!
Iron Tyson ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
It seemed like Iron Tyson was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Iron Tyson lands a nice shot that snaps Crane's head back.
Iron Tyson looks to land a combination but Crane avoids it well.
Iron Tyson throws an off balance right hand
and Crane counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Iron Tyson rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Crane counters with a one-two to the body.
Iron Tyson throws a hook to the side of Crane's head but Crane sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Crane throws a lazy right hand but Iron Tyson sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Iron Tyson wants to counter the offense by Crane and move into the clinch position.
Iron Tyson moves away from the strike by Crane.
Crane takes a swing at Iron Tyson's ribcage but misses.

Crane fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Iron Tyson, pushing him back against the cage.
Iron Tyson misses with a body punch.
Iron Tyson pushes Crane back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Iron Tyson swings wildly with an uppercut but Crane uses good head movement to avoid it.
Crane is trying to break the clinch but Iron Tyson has him pressed against the cage.
Iron Tyson lands an uppercut.
Iron Tyson lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Iron Tyson lands a hook to the side of the head.
Iron Tyson blocking some punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Iron Tyson misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Iron Tyson misses with the head strike.

Crane manages to break the clinch.
Iron Tyson throws a hook but Crane avoids it easily.
Iron Tyson lands with an uppercut that bounces Crane off the cage and back into range.
A nice combination there by Crane.
Iron Tyson throws out a loose jab but Crane uses good head movement to avoid it.
Iron Tyson looks to land a left hand but Crane moved out of range nicely.
Iron Tyson lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Iron Tyson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Crane was well out of range. Poor timing from Iron Tyson.
A telegraphed right hand from Iron Tyson misses the target.
Iron Tyson keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crane slips under a jab.
An attempted straight right counter from Crane misses the target.
Iron Tyson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Crane uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Iron Tyson.
Crane fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Crane throws the left hand but Iron Tyson avoids the punch easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Shogun Iron Tyson 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.


Iron Tyson takes one to the side of the head.
A combination from Crane does no damage.
Crane on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Iron Tyson moves out of range as Crane strikes.
A swing and a miss from Crane.
Crane moves out of range as Iron Tyson strikes.
Crane steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Iron Tyson.
It looked like Crane was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson throws the left hand but Crane avoids the punch easily.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Donk. Iron Tyson catches Crane right on the button with a cross.
Iron Tyson misses with an uppercut
letting Crane counter with a right hand.
Iron Tyson closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Crane takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Crane throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Iron Tyson connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Iron Tyson misses with a shot to the body
and Crane counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Iron Tyson throws a jab but it's blocked by Crane.
Crane throws a body punch but Iron Tyson moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Crane connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Iron Tyson momentarily.
Iron Tyson fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Iron Tyson rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Crane counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Crane takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Iron Tyson scores with a sloppy right hand. Crane should have avoided that one.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Crane.
Crane backing away here, and Iron Tyson unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Crane throws the left hand but Iron Tyson avoids the punch easily.
Crane takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
The fighters circling - Crane throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Iron Tyson lands a slapping body shot.
Crane throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Iron Tyson thows a left - swing and a miss!
Crane throws the left hand but Iron Tyson avoids the punch easily.
Iron Tyson connects with a body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Iron Tyson looks to score with a jab to the body but Crane is just out of range.
Iron Tyson lands with a good body shot.
Crane throws a looping overhand right but Iron Tyson ducks down to avoid it.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Crane misses with a straight right.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Crane throws a good cross that connects.
Crane looks to land a left hand but Iron Tyson moved out of range nicely.
Iron Tyson throws a series of punches but Crane avoids them all with ease.
Iron Tyson throws out a powerful jab.
Iron Tyson throws a series of punches but Crane avoids them all with ease.
Crane steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Iron Tyson.
Crane throwing a counter right hand but Iron Tyson manages to avoid it.
Iron Tyson connects with a nice looking jab.
Iron Tyson lands a jab to Crane's midsection.
Iron Tyson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice defenses there by Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Crane comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Iron Tyson looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Crane fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Iron Tyson looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Iron Tyson takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Crane throws an overhand right that lands on Iron Tyson's shoulder, as Iron Tyson tries to avoid the shot.
Iron Tyson ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Iron Tyson misses with a body shot.
Crane tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Iron Tyson manages to circle out of the way.
Iron Tyson throws a shot from downtown. Crane moves away and avoids it.
Iron Tyson throws a shot from downtown. Crane moves away and avoids it.
Iron Tyson scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Iron Tyson keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crane keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Iron Tyson.
Crane connects with a body shot.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Iron Tyson moves away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Iron Tyson fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Crane on the side of the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Crane throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Iron Tyson swings widly with a right hand
and Crane counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Iron Tyson thinking.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Iron Tyson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Crane lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Iron Tyson throws a jab but it's blocked by Crane.
Crane lands a jab to the nose.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Iron Tyson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Iron Tyson throws a hook but Crane blocks it.
Crane ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Crane wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Crane misses with a straight left.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Iron Tyson throws the left hand but Crane avoids the punch easily.
A swing and a miss from Crane.
Iron Tyson displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Crane throws out the jab.
Iron Tyson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ichabod Crane clearly takes that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Crane throws a right and a left that both miss.
Crane looks to throw the jab but Iron Tyson is out of range.
A swing and a miss from Iron Tyson.
Crane throws a jab when Iron Tyson was well out of range.
A little jabbing left from Iron Tyson on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Iron Tyson misses with a body shot.
Iron Tyson cracks Crane with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Crane scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Iron Tyson looks for a takedown but Crane sprawls well.
As Iron Tyson tries to get set, Crane tries to push him back and clinch up but Iron Tyson manages to avoid the attempt.
Iron Tyson bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Iron Tyson throws a shot from downtown. Crane moves away and avoids it.
Crane moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A shot to the body from Iron Tyson misses
and Crane counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Iron Tyson looks to throw the jab but Crane is out of range.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Crane slips under a jab from Iron Tyson.
Crane blocks a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Iron Tyson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Crane was well out of range. Poor timing from Iron Tyson.
Crane's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Iron Tyson connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Crane scrambles back to his feet.
Iron Tyson throws a lazy right hand but Crane sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
It looked like Crane was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Iron Tyson needs to keep his hands up - Crane had a free shot at his head there.
Crane digs a good body shot into Iron Tyson's ribs.
Crane takes a swing at Iron Tyson's ribcage but misses.
Crane takes a swing at Iron Tyson's ribcage but misses.
Iron Tyson throws a body shot but no joy.
Crane misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Iron Tyson jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.

Iron Tyson gets a double leg takedown into Crane's guard.

Crane manages to wriggle out and sneak his way back up to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched up against the cage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Crane blocks an uppercut.
Crane lands a right hand that snaps the head of Iron Tyson backwards.
Crane is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Iron Tyson lands a left hand that snaps the head of Crane backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane is trying to break the clinch but Iron Tyson is controlling him.
Crane looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Iron Tyson gets through Crane's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Iron Tyson tries to throw a body punch but Crane avoids it by throwing Iron Tyson back against the cage.
Iron Tyson lands a nice uppercut.
Iron Tyson swings wildly with an uppercut but Crane uses good head movement to avoid it.

Crane breaks the clinch.
Crane avoids the body shot from Iron Tyson.
Crane misses with a wild body shot.
Crane works the jab nicely.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Iron Tyson misses with an uppercut. Crane saw that one coming.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Iron Tyson throws a lazy uppercut
and Crane counters with a straight right hand.
Crane uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Iron Tyson.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Iron Tyson misses with an uppercut
and Crane counters with a straight right hand.
Iron Tyson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Crane moves away.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Iron Tyson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Iron Tyson digs a good hook to Crane's body.
Iron Tyson throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Crane on the side of the head.
Iron Tyson connects with a body shot that sends Crane's belly button to the back.
Crane misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Iron Tyson counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Iron Tyson lands a right hook to the body.
Iron Tyson lands with a shot to the body.
Crane lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Crane takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

Crane forces Iron Tyson back against the cage and clinches.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Crane scores with a shot to the side of Iron Tyson's head.
Iron Tyson swings wildly with an uppercut but Crane uses good head movement to avoid it.
Iron Tyson tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Crane's elbow.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Iron Tyson lands a nice uppercut.

Crane's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Crane with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Crane throws a shot from downtown. Iron Tyson moves away and avoids it.
Crane throws out a loose jab but Iron Tyson uses good head movement to avoid it.
Crane scores with a jab to the head.
Iron Tyson swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Crane.
Iron Tyson ducks under a wild hook from Crane.
Iron Tyson misses with a hook. Crane ducked under it nicely.
Crane 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.
Crane throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Iron Tyson blocks a jab.
Iron Tyson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Iron Tyson pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Iron Tyson defending well as Crane loads up on a big left hand.
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 Ichabod Crane will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Iron Tyson ducks under a wild hook from Crane.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Iron Tyson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Crane throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Iron Tyson connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Crane's hands.
Crane loads up on a big right hand but Iron Tyson slips the punch.
Crane swings for the body but Iron Tyson moves out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Iron Tyson! But no joy.
Iron Tyson misses with a body punch
and Crane counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Crane slips a jab and a cross from Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Crane moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Crane steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Iron Tyson.
Crane blocks a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crane takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
The fighters circling - Iron Tyson throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Crane seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Iron Tyson moves out of range of the strikes.
Iron Tyson avoids the body shot from Crane.
Crane pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Crane throws a series of punches but Iron Tyson moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane tries to bum rush Iron Tyson with a series of wild strikes but Iron Tyson uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Iron Tyson swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Iron Tyson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Crane.
Iron Tyson misses with a hook
and Crane counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Iron Tyson thinking.
Iron Tyson throws a good cross that connects.
Iron Tyson takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Crane gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Iron Tyson.
A big right from Crane misses.
Iron Tyson throws an overhand right that lands on Crane's shoulder, as Crane tries to avoid the shot.
Iron Tyson works Crane's body with a nice hook.
Iron Tyson thuds his right hand into Crane's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Crane swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Iron Tyson.
Crane slips a jab from Iron Tyson.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Crane throws the left hand but Iron Tyson avoids the punch easily.
Iron Tyson throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Crane cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Iron Tyson misses with a wild combination.
Iron Tyson throws a shot from downtown. Crane moves away and avoids it.
Iron Tyson slips a jab from Crane.
Crane fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Iron Tyson on the side of the head.
A decent looking cross lands there for Iron Tyson.
Nice body punch from Iron Tyson.
A telegraphed right hand from Iron Tyson misses the target.
Iron Tyson lands a glancing blow to the side of Crane's head.

Iron Tyson 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.

Crane pushes Iron Tyson off and scrambles back to his feet.
Iron Tyson takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Crane displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Iron Tyson throws out the jab.
Iron Tyson uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Iron Tyson uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Crane.
Iron Tyson throws a poor cross that misses
and Crane counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Iron Tyson stuns Crane with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Iron Tyson lands a nice shot to the body.
Crane lands with a straight right. Iron Tyson didn't see that one coming.
Crane uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson ducks under a wild hook from Crane.
Iron Tyson throws a looping overhand right but Crane ducks down to avoid it.
A shot to the liver by Iron Tyson. Beautiful body shot.
Crane connects with a body shot that sends Iron Tyson's belly button to the back.
Iron Tyson missing with a left hand there. Crane was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Crane misses with a straight right.
A jab lands there for Iron Tyson.
Nice sprawl there from Crane as Iron Tyson shoots in.
A counter left hand to the body from Crane misses its target.
Crane slips under a jab.
Iron Tyson throws a big shot that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Iron Tyson thows a left - swing and a miss!
Crane displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Iron Tyson throws out the jab.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Iron Tyson cracks a nice hook into Crane's ribs.
The fighters circling - Crane throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Crane scores with the left hand. Iron Tyson knows he should have avoided that one.
Crane lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Iron Tyson circles away quickly and effectively.
Iron Tyson jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Crane throws a predictable looking body shot
and Crane takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Crane with a jab.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Iron Tyson misses with a hook

and Crane moves into the clinch.
Crane lands a right hand that snaps the head of Iron Tyson backwards.

Crane breaks from the clinch.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.

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 Ichabod Crane.
I think Crane has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

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

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Ichabod Crane!

Ichabod Crane retains his featherweight title!
In his post fight interview, Ichabod Crane started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
Shogun Iron Tyson spoke after the fight, saying 'Another garbage decision, of course.'.
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Event: Ascension 0429     
Date:   Apr 29, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ichabod Crane and Ricardo Monteban. Crane comes to the cage accompanied by Way of The Ninja. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

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154 lbs
30 - 18 - 0
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34
148 lbs
28 - 16 - 0
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 18 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ichabod Crane!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Ricardo Monteban!
The judges for this bout are Cecil Peabody, Frank Dennis and Chris Downing.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Crane is looking to clinch.
Crane keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Monteban ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Crane moves away.
Monteban fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Crane manages to avoid it.
Crane seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Crane slips a jab from Monteban.
Crane jabs Monteban to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Crane throws a body punch but Monteban moves out of range.
Crane swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Monteban swings away with a leg kick that misses.

Crane clinches with his opponent.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crane lands an uppercut.
Monteban lands a hook that snaps the head of Crane backwards.
Monteban blocks an uppercut.
Monteban stalling the fight.
Crane stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Monteban avoids a punch combination nicely.
Monteban is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Crane swings for the body but Monteban moves out of range.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Monteban moves away.
Monteban swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Ichabod Crane is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Crane throws a body punch but Monteban moves out of range.
Monteban scores with a hook to the body. Crane takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Crane uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Monteban has time to react.
Monteban throws a predictable looking body shot
and Crane makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Monteban with the counter takedown but Crane avoids it easily.
Good standup being displayed there by Crane as he connects with a hook.
Crane connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Monteban keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Monteban scores with a hook.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Crane lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Monteban at a distance.
Monteban fails with an attempt to clinch.
Crane punishes Monteban's body with a nice straight punch.

Monteban shoots in for a takedown and gets it.
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. Monteban connects with a nice short shot to Crane's temple.
Crane tries to roll over but Monteban keeps him under control.
Monteban not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Monteban throwing shots but Crane is blocking nicely.
Monteban not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Monteban not landing any meaningful shots this time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Monteban missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.

Monteban is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Monteban seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Crane is defending against the submission attempts here by Monteban.
Monteban is looking to stall here but Crane recovers full guard.
Monteban working some strikes from top position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Monteban won't allow Crane to sweep him here.
Crane wants to get back to his feet but Monteban is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Monteban trying to control but Crane is working from the bottom.
Monteban with a flurry of punches that miss.
Monteban throws a big right hand that misses.
Monteban throws a big elbow that misses.
Crane working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Monteban.
Monteban trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Monteban throws a strike but Crane rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

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

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


Monteban fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Crane.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Monteban sizes up Crane with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Monteban walks into a stiff left hand from Crane.
Crane swings for the body but Monteban moves out of range.
Monteban keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Monteban throws out a counter right but Crane avoids it with no problem.
A solid body kick from Monteban.
Monteban misses with a straight left.
Monteban displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Crane throws out the jab.
Ichabod Crane is winning the standup battle so far.
Crane uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Monteban.
Crane tries to move into range but Monteban moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crane tries to clinch up but Monteban circles away and keeps his distance.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Monteban.
Crane scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Monteban shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Crane as he avoids it easily.
Monteban avoids a punch combination nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Monteban misses with an uppercut. Crane saw that one coming.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Monteban is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Crane.
Crane tries to counter by clinching up but Monteban breaks away and moves out of range.
Crane is looking to wear down Monteban with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.

Monteban rushes Crane and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Monteban goes for a takedown in the clinch but Crane prevents it.
Crane is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Monteban is defending well for now.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Crane.
Crane lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

Crane pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Crane works the jab nicely.
Monteban misses the shot to the body.
A quick step to the side and Crane tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Crane connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Monteban swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Monteban looks to score with a jab to the body but Crane is just out of range.
Monteban rushes in with a sloppy looking punch

and Crane moves into the clinch.
Crane swings wildly with an uppercut but Monteban uses good head movement to avoid it.
Crane is working Monteban over against the cage.

Crane escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Crane throws a jab when Monteban was well out of range.
Monteban moves out of range as Crane strikes.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Monteban! But no joy.
Monteban misses with a hook
and Crane makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Crane slips a straight right by Monteban.
Monteban misses the jab.
Crane cracks Monteban with an open hand slap.
Crane looks to score with a jab to the body but Monteban is just out of range.
Monteban throws an off balance right hand
and Crane counters with a right hand to the body.

Monteban clinches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Crane breaks from the clinch.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Monteban.
Crane throws a body punch but Monteban moves out of range.
Crane misses with a wild body shot.
Monteban wants to slow Crane down by chopping away at his legs.
Monteban fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Crane.
Monteban avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Crane keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crane misses with an uppercut. Monteban saw that one coming.
Crane drops his hands momentarily and Monteban takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Crane swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Crane swings for the body but Monteban moves out of range.
Monteban cracks Crane with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Monteban moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Crane looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane lands a body shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nice jab there from Monteban.
A big right from Monteban misses.
Crane throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Monteban manages to avoid it.
Crane ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Monteban fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Crane manages to avoid it.
Crane defending well as Monteban loads up on a big left hand.
Monteban misses with a body kick.
Monteban moves away from the strike by Crane.
Monteban only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Monteban slips under a jab from Crane.
Monteban tries to land a front kick but Crane steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Crane looks to land a left hand but Monteban moved out of range nicely.
Crane's jab looks to have found its range, popping Monteban under the eye.
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 Ichabod Crane will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Monteban wants to clinch up but Crane keeps it at a distance.
Crane slaps away a takedown attempt from Monteban, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Monteban steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Crane.
Monteban takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Monteban fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Crane manages to avoid it.
Monteban on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Monteban was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Monteban's jab looks to have found its range, popping Crane under the eye.
Crane keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A big left from Crane misses.
Crane's corner calls for a 1-2. Crane obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A big right from Crane misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Monteban! But no joy.

Crane moves into the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane tries a knee to the head but Monteban blocks it.
Monteban has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Crane is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Monteban keeps control of Crane as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Crane misses with a body punch.
Crane lands a shoulder strike.
Crane tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Crane wants to break free but Monteban has control.
Crane stalling in the clinch but Monteban improves position.
Monteban pressing his opponent against the cage.
Crane stops a takedown attempt from Monteban.
Ichabod Crane has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ricardo Monteban.
Crane throws a punch but it's blocked by Monteban.
Crane with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Crane stalls.
Crane trying to stall but Monteban improves his position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane missing with knees to the body.
Ichabod Crane has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Monteban is trying to pull guard but Crane has him pressed against the cage.
Monteban on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.

Crane breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Monteban connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Monteban throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Crane takes one to the chin there.
Crane misses with a wild body shot.
Crane avoids a kick to the body.
Crane fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Crane misses with an uppercut
and Monteban counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Monteban is looking to score with low kicks.
Monteban connects with the punch.
Crane throws a good cross that connects.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Monteban looks for the body kick but Crane saw that one coming.
Monteban throws the left hand but Crane avoids the punch easily.
Monteban tests Crane's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Monteban uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Monteban lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Crane thuds a left hand into Monteban's body.
Monteban misses with a right hand
and Crane counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Crane is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Crane takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Crane throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Monteban sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Monteban misses with a looping right.
Monteban throws a leg kick
and Crane counters with a straight right hand.
Monteban keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crane looks to land a left hand but Monteban moved out of range nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Monteban scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Crane doesn't seem bothered though.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Monteban throws out a loose jab but Crane uses good head movement to avoid it.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Monteban throws a lazy uppercut
and Crane counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Crane on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Monteban takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Monteban dives in for a single leg takedown but Crane sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.

Monteban closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Crane's guard.
Crane has momentary wrist control but Monteban slips an elbow through the middle.
Crane keeping moving, preventing Monteban from controlling successfully.
Monteban is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Monteban connects with a couple of short punches.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ichabod Crane clearly takes that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Monteban throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Crane thows a left - swing and a miss!
Monteban throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Crane on the side of the head.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Good exchange - Crane coming out on top.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Monteban was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Crane looks to score with a jab to the body but Monteban is just out of range.
Monteban throws a hook to the side of Crane's head but Crane sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Monteban doesn't manage to clinch there - Crane circles away.
Crane throws a sloppy body shot
and Monteban counters with a nice uppercut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Monteban takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
A telegraphed right hand from Monteban misses the target.
Monteban is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Monteban uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Monteban is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Crane with a body shot.
Crane swings for the body but Monteban moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Crane misses with a hook. Monteban ducked under it nicely.
Monteban throws out a loose jab but Crane uses good head movement to avoid it.
Crane ducks under a wild hook from Monteban.
Crane shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
A big right from Crane misses.
Crane takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Monteban throws a jab but it's blocked by Crane.
Crane misses with a looping right.
Monteban throws a poor cross that misses
and Crane connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Nice uppercut lands for Crane. That snapped Monteban's head back.
Monteban moves out of range as Crane strikes.
Monteban cracks a nice hook into Crane's ribs.
Crane misses with a hook. Monteban ducked under it nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Monteban takes a swing at Crane's ribcage but misses.
Monteban wants to slow Crane down by chopping away at his legs.
Crane throws an overhand right that lands on Monteban's shoulder, as Monteban tries to avoid the shot.
Monteban lands with a right hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Monteban tries to score a power double leg takedown but Crane sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Monteban somewhat.
Crane looks to score with a jab to the body but Monteban is just out of range.
Monteban connects with the punch.
Monteban takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

Crane moves into range and clinches up with Monteban.
Crane has a couple of punches blocked by Monteban.
Monteban has Crane pressed against the cage.
Crane pushes Monteban back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Crane's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Monteban misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Crane.
Monteban connects with a single shot there.
Crane misses the body punch
and Monteban counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Monteban throws a body punch but Crane moves out of range.
Monteban shoots in but no luck this time.
A little feinted left hand from Crane on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Monteban just misses with a punch to the body.
An attempted straight right counter from Crane misses the target.
Crane looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Monteban uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Crane.
Monteban ducks under a wild hook from Crane.
Monteban doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Nice uppercut lands for Crane. That snapped Monteban's head back.

Monteban closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.

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

Crane breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Crane throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

Monteban feints and as Crane raises his hands in defense, Monteban changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
Crane wants to get back to his feet but Monteban is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Monteban loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Monteban misses with a body shot.
Monteban pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Crane throws a sloppy body shot
and Monteban counters with a nice uppercut.
Monteban tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Crane was well out of range. Poor timing from Monteban.
Crane ducks under a wild hook from Monteban.
Crane throws a hook but Monteban avoids it easily.
Monteban feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Crane's calf.
Crane throws a right and a left that both miss.
Monteban throws out a leg kick but Crane moves out of range and Monteban only half commits.
Monteban swings for the body but Crane moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crane changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Crane checks the leg kick.
Crane pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Monteban throws a leg kick
and Crane counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane moves out of range of the body kick.

Crane forces Monteban back against the cage and clinches.
Crane misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Monteban.

Crane breaks the clinch.
Monteban with a lazy takedown attempt
and Crane counters with a right hand to the body.
Monteban drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Good work by Crane as he checks the leg kick.
Crane doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Crane swats away the attempt to clinch by Monteban.
Crane circles away from the clinch attempt
and Crane counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Monteban keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Monteban thuds his right hand into Crane's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Crane takes a swing at Monteban's ribcage but misses.
Monteban pivots, looking for a leg kick but Crane is out of range and Monteban settles back down.
Crane throws a shot to the body.
Crane avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Crane missing with a left hand there. Monteban was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Crane moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Monteban throws a body kick that misses.
Monteban lands with a hook. Crane tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Crane scores with the left hand. Monteban knows he should have avoided that one.
Ricardo Monteban has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Crane throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Monteban looks to throw the jab but Crane is out of range.
Crane misses with a straight right.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Monteban throws out a leg kick but Crane moves out of range and Monteban only half commits.
Crane uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Monteban has time to react.
Monteban connects with a body shot.
Monteban steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Crane.
Crane takes a swing at Monteban's ribcage but misses.
Monteban throws a hook but Crane blocks it.
Ichabod Crane is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Monteban throws a poor cross that misses
and Monteban takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Monteban lands the left hand.
Monteban tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Crane defends well and Monteban ends up having to push Crane into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Crane leaves Monteban with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
A counter left hand to the body from Crane misses its target.
Ichabod Crane has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ricardo Monteban.
Monteban is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
A right-left combo lands from Crane.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Monteban shoots in looking for a takedown. Crane tries to sprawl out of it but Monteban keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Crane manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Nice defenses there by Crane.
Monteban needs to keep his hands up - Crane had a free shot at his head there.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Crane's corner calls for a 1-2. Crane obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Crane swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Monteban.
Monteban takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Monteban throws a sloppy body shot
and Crane counters with a right hand to the body.
Crane misses with a wild body shot.
Nice jab there from Crane.
Crane avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Crane throws out a loose jab but Monteban uses good head movement to avoid it.
A little jabbing left from Monteban on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Crane throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Cecil Peabody scores the fight 50:45
Judge Frank Dennis scores the fight 50:45
Judge Chris Downing scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ichabod Crane!

Ichabod Crane retains his featherweight title!
Ichabod Crane 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
64%

 

Event: Ascension 0412     
Date:   Apr 12, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Davie Brophy and Ichabod Crane. Brophy kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Pantera - Walk. Crane has chosen Way of The Ninja as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

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26
146 lbs
16 - 6 - 0
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33
154 lbs
29 - 18 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Davie Brophy!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 18 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ichabod Crane!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, Phil Schofield and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Brophy throws a shot from downtown. Crane moves away and avoids it.
Crane lands a right hook to the body.

Crane fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Brophy, pushing him back against the cage.
Brophy tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Brophy misses with a punch on the inside.
Crane is trying to break the clinch but Brophy has him pressed against the cage.
Brophy lands with a short shot to the head.

Crane manages to break the clinch.
Crane misses with a hook. Brophy ducked under it nicely.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Crane swats away the attempt to clinch by Brophy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crane lands a slapping body shot.
Brophy is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Brophy looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Brophy does a little dance to reset his feet.
Brophy was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Brophy wants to clinch
letting Crane counter with a right hand.
Crane throws an overhand right that lands on Brophy's shoulder, as Brophy tries to avoid the shot.
Brophy takes a jab right on the kisser.
Brophy takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Brophy throws a right hand that misses
and Crane counters with a stiff right hand.
Crane swings widly with a right hand
and Brophy counters with a nice body shot.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Crane ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Brophy takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Nice uppercut lands for Brophy. That snapped Crane's head back.
Crane uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
The fighters circling - Crane throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Crane checks the leg kick nicely there.
Crane has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Brophy throws a jab but it's blocked by Crane.
Brophy misses with a hook. Crane ducked under it nicely.
A telegraphed right hand from Brophy misses the target.
Crane lands a body shot.
Crane misses with a body punch
and Brophy counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Brophy takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Brophy takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Brophy.
Brophy was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Crane throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Brophy swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Crane lands a slapping body shot.
Crane looks to score with a jab to the body but Brophy is just out of range.
Crane with a jab.
Brophy throws a leg kick
and Crane counters with a straight right hand.
Brophy walks into a jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane throws a sloppy body shot
and Brophy counters with a stiff right hand.
Brophy connects with a leg kick. Crane looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Crane swings away with a body shot that misses
and Brophy counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Brophy on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Brophy moves to clinch but Crane breaks away
and Crane counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Brophy thinking.
Crane is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Brophy had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
A jab from Crane misses.
A little feinted left hand from Brophy on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Brophy misses with a body shot.
Brophy uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Brophy does a little dance to reset his feet.
A solid leg kick lands there for Brophy.
Brophy takes a body punch but keeps moving.

Crane rushes Brophy and presses him up against the cage.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Crane ducks under a wild hook from Brophy.
Brophy scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Brophy throws a lazy uppercut
and Brophy takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Crane misses with a looping right.
Ichabod Crane seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Brophy bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Brophy 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.
Crane is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Brophy rather than just go for the knockout.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Brophy dodges the punch combination from Crane.
Brophy ducks under a wild hook from Crane.
Crane takes a swing at Brophy's ribcage but misses.
Crane is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Brophy.
Crane moves away from the strike by Brophy.
Crane tries to bum rush Brophy with a series of wild strikes but Brophy uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Crane throws a body punch but Brophy moves out of range.
Crane misses the body punch
and Brophy cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Crane avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Brophy throws the left hand but Crane avoids the punch easily.
Brophy avoids the body shot from Crane.
Brophy shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Brophy does a little dance to reset his feet.
Crane keeps the fight on the outside.
Crane swats away the attempt to clinch by Brophy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Brophy misses with a low kick.
Crane fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Crane blocks a jab.
Brophy misses with a looping left.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Brophy works the jab nicely.
A jab from Brophy misses.
Crane misses with an uppercut. Brophy saw that one coming.
Crane lands with a right hand.
Brophy tries to clinch
and Crane counters with a straight right hand.
Crane avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Crane looks to land a left hand but Brophy moved out of range nicely.
Brophy throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Crane counters with a right hand to the body.
A clash of legs there as Crane blocks the low kick.
Brophy throws a leg kick
and Crane counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
A big left from Brophy misses.
Crane waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Brophy.
Crane connects with a good right hand that stumbles Brophy. Brophy circles away out of range and recomposes himself.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane throws a left and a right that both miss
and Brophy counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Brophy throws a solid leg kick but Crane takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Brophy.
Brophy fails in his attempt to clinch.
Brophy fails with an attempt to clinch.
Crane doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Crane throws a looping overhand right but Brophy ducks down to avoid it.
Crane takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Brophy misses with a kick to the body.
Brophy lands with a nice body punch.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Brophy connects with a good right hand that stumbles Crane. Crane circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Crane swings for the body but Brophy moves out of range.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Brophy uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Crane.
Brophy wants to slow Crane down by chopping away at his legs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Brophy lands a really nice looking cross but Crane seems unphased.
Brophy throws a shot from downtown. Crane moves away and avoids it.
Crane scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Ichabod Crane seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Brophy misses with a low kick.
Brophy bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Crane's head backwards.
Crane lands a nice looking body shot.
Brophy misses with an uppercut.
Brophy lands with an overhand left.
Crane tries to bum rush Brophy with a series of wild strikes but Brophy uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Brophy was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Good shot there by Crane.
Crane misses with a wild body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Brophy misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Crane takes a swing at Brophy's ribcage but misses.
Crane has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A slow jab from Crane misses its intended target.
Brophy throws a leg kick
and Crane counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Crane connects with a body shot.
Crane on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Brophy. Brophy obviously looking to wear him down.
Crane moves away from the strike by Brophy.
A jab from Crane does it's job there.
A looping hook to the body misses from Brophy. Crane does a little dance to reset his feet.
Brophy misses with an uppercut. Crane saw that one coming.
Brophy walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Crane bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Crane swings widly with a right hand
enabling Brophy to counter with a crisp jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Ichabod Crane 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.


A swing and a miss from Crane.
Brophy throwing a counter right hand but Crane manages to avoid it.
Brophy fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Crane checks it well.
Crane looks like he wants to counter punch here.
A punch lands to the side of Brophy 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Brophy uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Crane.
Brophy moves into range and connects with a jab.
Crane circles away from the clinch attempt.
Crane is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Brophy with a body shot.
Brophy takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Brophy doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Brophy takes a body punch but keeps moving.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Crane, as that shot connected.
Crane lands with a right hand.
Brophy wants to land a leg kick but Crane is out of range.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Brophy was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Crane blocks a leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Brophy tries to clinch but Crane moves out of range.
Crane circles away from the clinch attempt
and Crane counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Crane cracks a nice hook into Brophy's ribs.
A telegraphed right hand from Brophy misses the target.
Good exchange - Brophy coming out on top.
Brophy on the wrong end of a nice jab.
A telegraphed right hand from Crane misses the target.
A little feinted left hand from Brophy on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Brophy.
Crane slips a straight right by Brophy.
Brophy on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Brophy throws a leg kick but Crane sees it coming and checks it nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane misses with a hook
and Brophy counters with a left to the body.
Crane misses with a lunging right hand
and Brophy makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Crane throws a lazy right hand but Brophy sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
A shot to the liver by Crane. Beautiful body shot.
Brophy looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Crane waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Brophy.
Brophy throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Brophy does a little dance to reset his feet.
Brophy keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Brophy uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Crane.
Crane blocks a leg kick.
Brophy tests Crane's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Brophy tries to clinch there but Crane circles away.
Brophy throws a body punch but Crane moves out of range.
Crane let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nice body punch from Crane.
Brophy tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Brophy fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Brophy.
A telegraphed right hand from Crane misses the target.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Brophy was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Crane ducks under a wild hook from Brophy.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Brophy was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Brophy fires out a quick counter leg kick but Crane just manages to avoid it.
Crane cracks a nice hook into Brophy's ribs.
Brophy has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Brophy there as he acknowledges the shot.
Crane takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane defending well as Brophy loads up on a big left hand.
Brophy tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Crane manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Crane misses with a body shot.
An attempted straight right counter from Brophy misses the target.
Brophy takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that 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!
Crane throws a shot to the body.
Brophy throws a jab when Crane was well out of range.
Crane appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Brophy was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Crane.
Crane's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Crane duly obliges.
Crane slips under a jab from Brophy.
Brophy motions for Crane to come forward. Brophy throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Crane keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Brophy is looking to clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Crane lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Crane misses with a left hand
enabling Brophy to counter with a crisp jab.
Brophy scores with the left hand. Crane knows he should have avoided that one.
Brophy throws a sloppy body shot
and Crane counters with a nice body shot.
Crane misses with a looping right.
Crane throws a hook but Brophy blocks it.
Crane 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.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Crane misses with a straight left.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Brophy connects with the punch.
Brophy walks into a straight right hand from Crane.
Brophy uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Crane has time to react.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Brophy tries to clinch up
and Crane counters with a straight right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Brophy misses with a straight left.
It seemed like Crane was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Brophy keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Brophy slips under a jab from Crane.
Crane thows a left - swing and a miss!
Crane scores with a punch to the head.
Crane will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Brophy lands a lovely overhand right.
Crane throws a poor cross that misses
and Brophy counters with a stiff right hand.
Brophy displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Crane throws out the jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Brophy throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Crane appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Crane's corner calls for a 1-2. Crane obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Crane misses with a body punch
and Brophy cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Brophy misses with an uppercut.
Brophy moves forwards but Crane connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Crane misses with a wild body shot.
Brophy moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Brophy thumps Crane with a low kick.
Brophy throws a leg kick
and Crane counters with a stiff right hand.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Brophy tests Crane's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Brophy lands with an uppercut that bounces Crane off the cage and back into range.

Crane is rocked!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Brophy connects with a solid leg kick.
A swing and a miss from Brophy.
Brophy throws a hook but Crane avoids it easily.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Brophy tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Crane counters with a nice body shot.
A jab from Brophy misses.
A head kick misses from Brophy.
Despite the aggression on Crane's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.

Crane closes the distance and pushes Brophy back into the cage.
Crane is trying to push Brophy away but Brophy has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Brophy lands a nice uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Brophy working aggressively here.
Crane cracks Brophy with a nice body shot.
A head punch on the inside from Brophy fails to land.
Brophy swings wildly with an uppercut but Crane uses good head movement to avoid it.
Crane has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.

Crane's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Crane connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Brophy moves away.
Crane stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A big left from Brophy misses.
Brophy changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Crane misses with a looping right.
Crane thuds a left hand into Brophy's body.
Crane loads up on a big right hand but Brophy slips the punch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Crane throws a lazy right hand but Brophy sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Brophy lands a leg kick that knocks Crane off balance momentarily.
Brophy keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Brophy finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Crane takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Sloppy strikes from Brophy. Those never looked like landing.
Crane throws a body punch but Brophy moves out of range.
Crane lands with a shot to the body.
Brophy dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crane throws a right hand that misses
and Brophy counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Brophy throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Crane scores with a hook to the body. Brophy takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Crane with a body punch. A glancing blow.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The crowd cheers as Crane lands an impressive looking overhand right. Brophy doesn't seem phased though.
Crane's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Brophy fails with an attempt to clinch.
Brophy uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Crane has time to react.
Brophy looks to land a left hand but Crane moved out of range nicely.
Crane pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Crane misses with a wild body shot.
A little feinted left hand from Brophy on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Crane scores with a body shot.

Crane closes the distance and pushes Brophy back into the cage.
Crane wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Brophy has him pressed against the cage.
Brophy tries to work over Crane's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Crane is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Brophy is keeping busy.
Brophy misses with the head strike.
Crane is looking to break free of the clinch but Brophy has double underhooks.
Davie Brophy has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Brophy lands with a left to the head.
Crane blocking some punches.
Crane swings wildly with an uppercut but Brophy uses good head movement to avoid it.
Brophy lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Brophy tries to work over Crane's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Crane throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Brophy blocks it with crossed arms.
Brophy misses with some punches.
Crane leaning against his opponent.
Crane is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Brophy is defending well for now.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Brophy.
Crane lands a nice shot to the body.
Brophy digs a right hand into Crane's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Crane's gas tank.
Brophy misses with the head strike.
Brophy throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Crane.
Crane tries to work over Brophy's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Brophy misses with the head strike.
Brophy misses with the head strike.
Crane blocks an uppercut.
Crane blocks an uppercut.
Crane misses with some punches.

Crane breaks the clinch.
Brophy doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Crane thuds a left hand into Brophy's body.
Ichabod Crane is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
A slow jab from Crane misses its intended target.
Donk. Crane catches Brophy right on the button with a cross.
Brophy fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Crane checks it well.
Crane bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Brophy's head backwards.
Brophy tries to clinch up but Crane circles away and keeps his distance.
Crane misses with an uppercut. Brophy saw that one coming.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Brophy moves away from the strike by Crane.
Brophy swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Brophy on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Crane works Brophy's body with a nice hook.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Brophy motions for Crane to come forward. Brophy throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Crane throws a left and a right that both miss
letting Brophy counter with a right hand.
A telegraphed right hand from Brophy misses the target.
Brophy slips a jab from Crane.
Crane throws a body punch but Brophy moves out of range.
Brophy looks to land a right hand but Crane moved out of range.
Crane scores with a crisp jab that stopped Brophy in his tracks.
Crane keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Crane! But no joy.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Ichabod Crane.
I've got Crane 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 Sam Margolis scores the fight 45:50
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 45:50
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ichabod Crane!

Ichabod Crane is the new featherweight champion!
A very excited looking Ichabod Crane rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
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Event: Ascension 0301     
Date:   Mar 01, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ichabod Crane and Shogun Iron Tyson. Crane comes to the cage accompanied by Way of The Ninja. Iron Tyson comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Slaughterouse - Party kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

165 cm
32
154 lbs
29 - 17 - 0
165 cm
32
149 lbs
26 - 14 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Perkele!

Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ichabod Crane!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Shogun Iron Tyson!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, Chris Edwards and Richard Clark.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Crane misses with an uppercut
and Iron Tyson counters with a nice uppercut.
Crane bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Jab by Crane.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Crane throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Iron Tyson counters with a straight right hand.
Crane waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Iron Tyson.
Crane misses with a jab, cross combination.
Crane misses with a hook to the body
and Iron Tyson counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Crane swings and misses with a shot to the body
enabling Iron Tyson to counter with a crisp jab.

It looks like Ichabod Crane has been cut.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Iron Tyson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Iron Tyson now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Crane avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Nice defenses there by Iron Tyson.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Crane throws a body punch but Iron Tyson moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Iron Tyson counters with a straight right hand.
The fighters circle momentarily. Crane darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Crane throws a big shot that misses.
Crane misses with a hook
and Iron Tyson counters with a huge left! Crane is in big trouble! He's backing up but Iron Tyson isn't giving him chance to recover. Under a barage of punches the ref has to step in to save Crane from any more damage. A dominating finish by Iron Tyson!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:21 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Shogun Iron Tyson!
Shogun Iron Tyson is the new featherweight champion!
A less than humble Shogun Iron Tyson 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: Ascension 0211     
Date:   Feb 11, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Shogun Iron Tyson and Ichabod Crane. Iron Tyson comes to the cage accompanied by Slaughterouse - Party. Crane comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Way of The Ninja kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

165 cm
32
149 lbs
26 - 13 - 0
165 cm
32
154 lbs
28 - 17 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)
King of Clothes

Sin City Allstars
Perkele!



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Shogun Iron Tyson!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ichabod Crane!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, Richard Clark and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Iron Tyson misses the jab.
Crane is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Iron Tyson with a body shot.
Iron Tyson throws a jab but it's blocked by Crane.
Iron Tyson connects with a crisp jab.
Crane connects with a crisp jab.
Crane lands a nice looking body shot.
Shogun Iron Tyson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The fighters circling - Iron Tyson throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Iron Tyson is looking to clinch.
Iron Tyson avoids the body shot from Crane.
Iron Tyson misses with a looping left.
Crane scores with a hook to the body. Iron Tyson takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Iron Tyson scores with a jab to the body.
Iron Tyson scores with a nice right hand.
Crane avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Iron Tyson swats away the attempt to clinch by Crane.
Crane fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Iron Tyson looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Crane slips a jab from Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Iron Tyson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Crane.
Iron Tyson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Crane was well out of range. Poor timing from Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A shot to the liver by Iron Tyson. Beautiful body shot.
Iron Tyson takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Crane slips a jab and a cross from Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Crane was well out of range. Poor timing from Iron Tyson.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Iron Tyson.

Iron Tyson clinches with his opponent.
Iron Tyson tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Crane's elbow.
I was talking to Iron Tyson's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Iron Tyson.
Crane misses with a punch to the body.
Iron Tyson misses with a hook to the ribs.

Crane manages to break the clinch.
Nice defenses there by Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson tries to clinch there but Crane circles away.
Iron Tyson ducks under a wild hook from Crane.
Jab from Iron Tyson.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Iron Tyson scores with a sloppy right hand. Crane should have avoided that one.
Crane has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Iron Tyson finds it's way round the side to connect with Crane's head.
Iron Tyson scores with a crisp jab that stopped Crane in his tracks.
Iron Tyson misses with a lunging right hand
and Crane cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Iron Tyson throws a hook but Crane avoids it easily.
A jab from Crane finds it's way through Iron Tyson's defenses.
Ichabod Crane is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Iron Tyson lands a body shot.

Iron Tyson closes the distance and clinches.
A right hand to the body from Iron Tyson.
The pace really dropping off here, momentarily.
Iron Tyson blocks a body shot from Crane.
Crane is trying to maintain a safe position but Iron Tyson gets an underhook and turns Crane into the cage.

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

Iron Tyson forces Crane back against the cage and clinches.
Iron Tyson swings wildly with an uppercut but Crane uses good head movement to avoid it.
Crane misses with a knee to the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Iron Tyson avoids it.
Iron Tyson misses with some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Crane.
Iron Tyson can't find room to land a body shot as Crane controls the action.
Iron Tyson misses with some punches.
Iron Tyson swings wildly with an uppercut but Crane uses good head movement to avoid it.
Crane lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Iron Tyson backwards.
A left hand lands to the body for Crane.
Iron Tyson misses with a hook from the clinch.
Crane takes a shot to the head.
Iron Tyson throws a punch but it's blocked by Crane.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.

Crane breaks from the clinch.
Iron Tyson avoids the body shot from Crane.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Iron Tyson avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Iron Tyson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Crane manages to avoid it.
Iron Tyson dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Iron Tyson throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Iron Tyson keeps the fight on the outside.
Iron Tyson throws a shot to the body.
Crane lands a jab to Iron Tyson's midsection.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Iron Tyson misses with a left hand

and Crane holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Crane blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Iron Tyson lands a right hand.
Crane lands a knee to the body.

Crane manages to break the clinch.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Iron Tyson connects with a leg kick. Crane looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Jab, jab by Iron Tyson - just one landing.
Iron Tyson throws a jab when Crane was well out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Crane throws a looping overhand right but Iron Tyson ducks down to avoid it.
Iron Tyson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Crane swings for the body but Iron Tyson moves out of range.

Iron Tyson closes the distance and pushes Crane back into the cage.

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

Shogun Iron Tyson 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.


Crane throws a hook but Iron Tyson blocks it.
Crane has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Crane lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Crane is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Iron Tyson rather than just go for the knockout.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Crane walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Crane cracks Iron Tyson with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Iron Tyson was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Iron Tyson swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Iron Tyson takes a swing at Crane's ribcage but misses.
Iron Tyson throws an off balance right hand
and Crane counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Crane lands a jab to the head.
Crane lands a head shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Iron Tyson tries to close the distance and clinch up but Crane swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Crane appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Iron Tyson avoids the body shot from Crane.
A telegraphed right hand from Crane misses the target.
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Iron Tyson manages to avoid it.
Iron Tyson shoots and misses
and Crane counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Iron Tyson was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Crane throws a looping overhand right but Iron Tyson ducks down to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Crane misses with an uppercut.
Crane circles away from the clinch attempt.
Iron Tyson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Crane was well out of range. Poor timing from Iron Tyson.
Ichabod Crane seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Crane throws a body punch but Iron Tyson moves out of range.
Iron Tyson seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Iron Tyson bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Crane's head backwards.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Iron Tyson was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Iron Tyson moves in looking to clinch but Crane pushes him off.
Crane throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Iron Tyson moves away.
Crane takes a swing at Iron Tyson's ribcage but misses.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
A swing and a miss from Crane.
Crane fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Iron Tyson takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Crane digs a good body shot into Iron Tyson's ribs.
Iron Tyson ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Crane moves away.
Iron Tyson misses the body punch
and Crane counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A jab lands there for Iron Tyson.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
It looked like Iron Tyson was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
The fight stays on the outside here - Iron Tyson looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Iron Tyson tries to clinch up.
Iron Tyson lands a right hook to the body.
Iron Tyson drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Iron Tyson, as that shot connected.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Crane lands with a nice body punch.
Crane lands a right hook to the body.
Crane waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Iron Tyson.
Crane smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Crane sizes up Iron Tyson with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Crane keeps the fight on the outside.
Crane throws a body punch but Iron Tyson moves out of range.
Iron Tyson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Crane manages to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Iron Tyson dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Crane is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Crane throws a hook but Iron Tyson blocks it.
Iron Tyson was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Iron Tyson wants to land a leg kick but Crane is out of range.
A punch combination from Crane misses.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Iron Tyson was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Crane takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Crane ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Iron Tyson lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Iron Tyson throws a poor cross that misses
and Crane counters with a straight right hand.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Crane slips under a jab.
Crane misses with an uppercut. Iron Tyson saw that one coming.
A counter left hand to the body from Iron Tyson misses its target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Iron Tyson swings for the body but Crane moves out of range.
Crane doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Iron Tyson throws a body shot but no joy.
Crane unleashes a big counter combination but Iron Tyson bobs and weaves and avoids 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!
Iron Tyson ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Iron Tyson lands with a good body shot.
Crane keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Iron Tyson steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Crane.
Iron Tyson swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Crane tests Iron Tyson's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A slow jab from Crane misses its intended target.
Crane ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Iron Tyson takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
A slow jab from Crane misses its intended target.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Crane throws a body punch but Iron Tyson moves out of range.
A jab from Crane misses.
A slow jab from Iron Tyson misses its intended target.
A countering left hand to the body from Crane misses.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Iron Tyson.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Iron Tyson throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Crane tries to bum rush Iron Tyson with a series of wild strikes but Iron Tyson uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
A big right from Iron Tyson misses.
Crane misses with a body punch
letting Iron Tyson counter with a right hand.
Iron Tyson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Iron Tyson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Crane was well out of range. Poor timing from Iron Tyson.
Crane keeps the fight on the outside.
Crane pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A clash of legs there as Crane blocks the low kick.
Crane misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Iron Tyson throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Crane.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Iron Tyson needs to keep his hands up - Crane had a free shot at his head there.
Iron Tyson dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Crane uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Crane on the wrong end of a nice hook.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Crane ducks under a wild hook from Iron Tyson.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Iron Tyson swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Iron Tyson is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Iron Tyson throws a hook but Crane avoids it easily.
Crane defending well as Iron Tyson loads up on a big left hand.
Crane misses with a looping right.
Iron Tyson scores with a hook to the body. Crane takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Iron Tyson misses with an uppercut
and Crane counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Crane with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Iron Tyson wants to clinch up but Crane keeps it at a distance.
Iron Tyson gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Iron Tyson looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Iron Tyson was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
A slow jab from Iron Tyson misses its intended target.
Crane misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Crane takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Iron Tyson scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Crane doesn't seem bothered though.
Crane connects with a single shot there.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Crane with a body punch. A glancing blow.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
No joy there for Crane, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Iron Tyson swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Crane uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Iron Tyson.
A countering left hand to the body from Crane misses.
Iron Tyson misses with an uppercut.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Crane! But no joy.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Iron Tyson moves away.
Iron Tyson tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Iron Tyson scores with a crisp jab that stopped Crane in his tracks.
Crane misses with an uppercut. Iron Tyson saw that one coming.
Crane lands a jab to Iron Tyson's midsection.
Iron Tyson tries to clinch but Crane moves out of range.
Crane lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Crane keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

Iron Tyson closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Iron Tyson misses with a short punch on the inside.

Crane breaks from the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Iron Tyson pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Iron Tyson.
Crane misses the jab.
Iron Tyson slips under a jab from Crane.
Iron Tyson cracks a nice hook into Crane's ribs.
Iron Tyson slips under a jab from Crane.
Iron Tyson connects with a body shot.
Crane with a jab.
A punch combination from Iron Tyson misses.
Iron Tyson shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Crane eats them both and turns towards Iron Tyson to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Iron Tyson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Crane.
Iron Tyson throws a front kick aimed at Crane's knee but Crane avoids it well.
Crane avoids the body shot from Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson moves out of range of the strikes.
Iron Tyson just misses with a punch to the body.
Crane takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Crane throws an off balance right hand
and Iron Tyson counters with a nice uppercut.
No joy there for Iron Tyson, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Crane tries to counter with a clinch but Iron Tyson shakes him off and moves away.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Iron Tyson. Crane does a little dance to reset his feet.
Crane doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.

Crane closes the distance and clinches.
Iron Tyson can't find room to land a body shot as Crane controls the action.
Iron Tyson blocks a body shot from Crane.
Iron Tyson working aggressively here.

Crane breaks the clinch.
Donk. Iron Tyson catches Crane right on the button with a cross.
A slow jab from Crane misses its intended target.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Crane cracks Iron Tyson with a right hand to the side of the head.
Iron Tyson lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Iron Tyson takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Iron Tyson misses the shot to the body.
Crane throws an overhand right that lands on Iron Tyson's shoulder, as Iron Tyson tries to avoid the shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Shogun Iron Tyson did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Crane getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Crane jabs Iron Tyson to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Iron Tyson throws a head kick that misses.
Crane doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Iron Tyson keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Iron Tyson is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Crane keeps the fight on the outside.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Iron Tyson moves away.
Iron Tyson was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Crane takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Iron Tyson misses with a straight left.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Iron Tyson.
A shot to the liver by Crane. Beautiful body shot.
Iron Tyson wants to clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Iron Tyson jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Iron Tyson on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Crane closes the distance and lands a one-two.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Crane scores with a sloppy right hand. Iron Tyson should have avoided that one.
A combination from Crane does no damage.
Iron Tyson dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Iron Tyson.
It looked like Iron Tyson wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Crane slips a jab from Iron Tyson.
Crane swings for the body but Iron Tyson moves out of range.
Iron Tyson with a nice cross.
Crane lands a body shot.
Crane lands with a good body shot.
Iron Tyson tries to clinch
and Crane counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Iron Tyson stuns Crane with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Iron Tyson is looking to clinch but Crane is avoiding it.
Iron Tyson misses with a shot to the body
and Crane counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Iron Tyson moves away.
Crane sizes up Iron Tyson with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Iron Tyson staying out of range there.
Iron Tyson wants to clinch up but Crane keeps it at a distance.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Crane jabs Iron Tyson right on the nose. Iron Tyson blinks but takes it well.
Iron Tyson is looking to clinch.

Iron Tyson instigates a clinch.
Iron Tyson tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Crane lands a left hand that snaps the head of Iron Tyson backwards.
Crane blocking some punches.
Crane tries to break free but Iron Tyson pushes him back against the cage.

Crane manages to break the clinch.
Crane swings for the body but Iron Tyson moves out of range.
Iron Tyson shoots and misses
and Crane connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Crane swings for the body but Iron Tyson moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice straight punches there by Crane. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Crane.
Crane with a hook.
Iron Tyson is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Crane lands a jab to Iron Tyson's midsection.
Crane lands with a hook. Iron Tyson tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Crane displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Iron Tyson throws out the jab.
Iron Tyson throws a sloppy body shot
and Iron Tyson takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Iron Tyson loads up on a big right hand but Crane slips the punch.
Crane scores with a body shot.
Crane listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Iron Tyson throws a lazy right hand but Crane sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Iron Tyson closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Iron Tyson throws a body punch but Crane moves out of range.
Crane is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Crane throws a body punch but Iron Tyson moves out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Iron Tyson misses with a low kick.
Crane has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Iron Tyson finds it's way round the side to connect with Crane's head.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Iron Tyson takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Iron Tyson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Iron Tyson uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Crane.
A looping hook to the body misses from Iron Tyson. Crane does a little dance to reset his feet.
Iron Tyson misses with a left hand
and Crane counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Iron Tyson thows a left - swing and a miss!
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Iron Tyson manages to avoid it.
Crane is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Nice defenses there by Crane.
Iron Tyson takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Crane throws a hook to the side of Iron Tyson's head but Iron Tyson sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Iron Tyson doesn't manage to clinch there - Crane circles away.
Crane appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Iron Tyson moves in looking to clinch but Crane pushes him off.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ichabod Crane dominated that fourth round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Crane missing with a left hand there. Iron Tyson was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Crane misses with a few strikes there.
Iron Tyson ducks under a wild hook from Crane.
Crane on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Crane misses with a straight right.
Crane throws a hook to the side of Iron Tyson's head but Iron Tyson sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Nice straight punches there by Iron Tyson. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Iron Tyson.
Crane thuds his right hand into Iron Tyson's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Iron Tyson misses with a jab to the body
and Crane counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Crane fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Iron Tyson moves away.
Iron Tyson swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Nice uppercut lands for Iron Tyson. That snapped Crane's head back.

Iron Tyson closes the distance and clinches.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Iron Tyson working aggressively here.
Crane is looking to control Iron Tyson's arms but Iron Tyson gets an underhook and turns him. Now Crane has his back to the cage.

Crane manages to break the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Iron Tyson shoots in and drives through. Crane sprawls well.
Crane lands a nice shot to the body.
Iron Tyson avoids a punch combination nicely.
Iron Tyson avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Crane punishes Iron Tyson's body with a nice straight punch.
Iron Tyson throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
A shot to the liver by Crane. Beautiful body shot.
Iron Tyson dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Iron Tyson on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Crane throws a hook but Iron Tyson blocks it.
Crane closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Crane throws a hook but Iron Tyson blocks it.
A telegraphed right hand from Crane misses the target.
Iron Tyson slips under a jab from Crane.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Iron Tyson does a little dance to reset his feet.
It looked like Iron Tyson wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Iron Tyson misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Crane.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Crane! But no joy.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Iron Tyson comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
A punch combination from Crane misses.
Iron Tyson moves out of range of the strikes.
Iron Tyson avoids the body shot from Crane.
The fighters circling - Iron Tyson throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Iron Tyson works Crane's body with a nice hook.
Iron Tyson's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Crane connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Iron Tyson scrambles back to his feet.
Iron Tyson takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Iron Tyson takes a swing at Crane's ribcage but misses.
Iron Tyson throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Iron Tyson lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Nice cross by Iron Tyson.
Crane throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Iron Tyson stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Iron Tyson misses with a hook to the body
and Crane counters with a stiff right hand.
Crane keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson staying out of range there.

Crane moves into the clinch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Iron Tyson creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Crane misses with a hook to the ribs.
Iron Tyson tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Iron Tyson goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Iron Tyson working aggressively here.
Iron Tyson working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Crane doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Crane blocks an uppercut.
Iron Tyson takes a knee to the side of the body.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.

Crane breaks from the clinch.

Crane forces Iron Tyson back against the cage and clinches.
Crane misses with a punch to the body.
Iron Tyson goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane wants to break the clinch but can't.
Crane blocks an uppercut.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Crane.
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!

Crane breaks the clinch.
The fighters circling - Iron Tyson throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Crane throws a shot from downtown. Iron Tyson moves away and avoids it.
Iron Tyson throws a body punch but Crane moves out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Iron Tyson. Crane does a little dance to reset his feet.
Crane keeps the fight on the outside.
Crane uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Iron Tyson avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Iron Tyson avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Crane digs a good body shot into Iron Tyson's ribs.
Iron Tyson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Crane manages to avoid it.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Iron Tyson.
Crane lands a right hook to the body.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 46:49
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 47:48
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ichabod Crane!

Ichabod Crane is the new featherweight champion!
After winning the bout, Ichabod Crane thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
Shogun Iron Tyson was interviewed post fight and said 'Another garbage decision, of course.'.
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hype
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
82%

 

Event: Ascension 0114     
Date:   Jan 14, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ichabod Crane and Aimo Pamaus. Crane comes to the cage accompanied by Way of The Ninja. Man, I cannot wait for this one!

165 cm
32
154 lbs
27 - 17 - 0
172 cm
36
154 lbs
24 - 10 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Powerful

Sin City Allstars
Perkele!

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ichabod Crane!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Aimo Pamaus!
The judges for this bout are Robert Twigg, Alan Glass and Gwen Towbar.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pamaus swings for the body but Crane moves out of range.
Pamaus avoids the body shot from Crane.
Pamaus has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Crane is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Pamaus moves into range and connects with a jab.
Crane throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Pamaus tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Crane was well out of range. Poor timing from Pamaus.
Pamaus pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A little feinted left hand from Crane on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Crane throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Crane cracks Pamaus with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Pamaus is looking to chop away at Crane's legs.
Pamaus misses with a series of wild punches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pamaus swings for the body but Crane moves out of range.
Crane takes a swing at Pamaus's ribcage but misses.
Crane 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.
Crane lands a nice hook to Pamaus's body. Pamaus takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane throws a predictable looking body shot
and Pamaus cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Crane lands a nice shot to the body.
Pamaus scores with a nice body kick.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Pamaus.
Crane was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Crane is looking to wear down Pamaus with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Pamaus avoids the body shot from Crane.
Pamaus cracks Crane with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Pamaus is looking to score with low kicks.
Pamaus avoids the body shot from Crane.
Pamaus keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Pamaus looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Crane avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Pamaus ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Crane with a jab.
Pamaus misses the jab.
Crane lands a nice looking body shot.
Pamaus throws a half hearted mid kick.
A jab from Crane finds it's way through Pamaus's defenses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A cross from Crane lands.
Crane connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Pamaus moves away.
Crane misses with a wild body shot.
Pamaus uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
A jab from Pamaus misses.
Pamaus swings for the body but Crane moves out of range.
Crane throwing a counter right hand but Pamaus manages to avoid it.
Pamaus misses with a body shot.
Crane throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Pamaus sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Pamaus uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Crane.
Pamaus connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Crane's hands.
Nice uppercut there from Pamaus.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Crane takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Pamaus was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane connects with a jab.
Pamaus tests Crane's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Pamaus pulls out of a head kick attempt.
It looked like Crane wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Crane avoids the body shot from Pamaus.
Crane connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Crane swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Pamaus.
Pamaus throws a body kick that misses.
Pamaus throws a lazy uppercut
and Crane counters with a straight right hand.
Pamaus keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Crane.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pamaus.
Crane connects with a good right hand that stumbles Pamaus. Pamaus circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Pamaus throws out a powerful jab.
A solid leg kick lands there for Pamaus.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A little jabbing left from Pamaus on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Crane lands a really nice looking cross but Pamaus seems unphased.
Pamaus walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pamaus misses with a few strikes there.
Crane with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Pamaus to score with a decent uppercut.
Crane throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Pamaus appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Good shot there by Crane.
Pamaus has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Pamaus lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Pamaus - that will leave a mark!
Pamaus throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Crane takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
A left lands for Crane.
Pamaus ducks under a wild hook from Crane.
Pamaus misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Pamaus keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A head kick misses from Pamaus.
Crane is looking to counter punch.
Crane misses with a left hand
and Pamaus counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Pamaus scores with a crisp jab that stopped Crane in his tracks.
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 Ichabod Crane 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.


Pamaus misses with a straight right.
Crane swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Pamaus connects with an inside leg kick.
Crane slips a jab from Pamaus.
Pamaus throws out a powerful jab.
Crane lands with an uppercut that bounces Pamaus off the cage and back into range.
Pamaus works the jab nicely.
Nice body punch from Crane.
Crane lands a nice hook to Pamaus's body. Pamaus takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Jab by Pamaus.
Pamaus misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Crane.
Pamaus tried to score with a low kick but Crane checks it.
Crane misses with an uppercut. Pamaus saw that one coming.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Pamaus throws the left hand but Crane avoids the punch easily.
Pamaus tries to work over Crane's front leg with a kick but Crane checks it.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A shot to the liver by Crane. Beautiful body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane throws out a loose jab but Pamaus uses good head movement to avoid it.
Crane takes a swing at Pamaus's ribcage but misses.
Pamaus misses with an uppercut.
Crane lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Crane misses with a straight left.
Pamaus is trying to counter with his kicks.
Pamaus throws a wild body kick that Crane sees coming a mile off.
Crane throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Crane loads up on a big right hand but Pamaus slips the punch.
Pamaus takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Pamaus throws a head kick but Crane moves out of range.
Crane throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Pamaus waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Crane.
Crane connects with a good right hand that stumbles Pamaus. Pamaus circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Pamaus finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Crane was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Crane cracks a nice hook into Pamaus's ribs.
Crane misses with a left hand
and Pamaus counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Pamaus misses.
Pamaus showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Crane.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Pamaus throws a sloppy head kick and Crane moves out of range easily.
Pamaus misses with a combination
and Crane connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Crane misses with an uppercut.
Pamaus throws a low kick but Crane avoids it.
Pamaus buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Pamaus misses the jab.
Pamaus throws a predictable looking body shot
and Crane counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Crane moves out of range as Pamaus strikes.
Crane drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Pamaus avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Pamaus fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Pamaus throws a hook but Crane avoids it easily.
Both fighters circling a little - Pamaus finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Pamaus throws a nice outside leg kick.
Crane bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Crane bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A punch lands to the side of Pamaus 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Pamaus looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
A slow jab from Crane misses its intended target.
Crane takes a swing at Pamaus's ribcage but misses.
Crane stuns Pamaus with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Pamaus connects with a single shot there.
Crane misses with an uppercut
and Pamaus counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Pamaus moves out of range of the strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pamaus keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Crane.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Pamaus moves forwards but Crane connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Pamaus throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Pamaus misses with a head kick.
Crane lands with a good body shot.
Crane takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Crane chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Pamaus can pounce on him.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Pamaus appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Pamaus has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Pamaus throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Crane appears to be looking for a big counter.
Crane tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Pamaus was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Crane ducks under a wild hook from Pamaus.
A counter left hand to the body from Crane misses its target.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Pamaus, right into the meat.
A jab from Crane finds it's way through Pamaus's defenses.
Pamaus lands a jab to the head.
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 Ichabod Crane will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Crane, as that shot connected.
Crane moves out of range as Pamaus throws a body kick.
A bone on bone clash there as Crane blocks the leg kick.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Pamaus. Crane shrugs it off though.
Pamaus just misses with a punch to the body.
Crane is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Pamaus.
Crane connects with the punch.
Pamaus tries a head kick but it misses.
Pamaus misses with a lunging right hand
and Crane counters with a nice uppercut.
Crane blocks a head kick by Pamaus.
Crane throws a right and a left that Pamaus avoids nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crane will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Pamaus tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Crane was well out of range. Poor timing from Pamaus.
Pamaus uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Crane.
Pamaus buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Pamaus.
Pamaus fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Crane checks it well.
Pamaus is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Crane lands a lovely overhand right.

Pamaus is rocked!
Crane circles and sees the opportunity to plant his feet and throw a really nice straight left hand that drops Pamaus to the canvas! Pamaus doesn't know where he is but he's trying to survive - Crane keeps piling on the pressure and forces the referee to step in! This one is aaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:25 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Ichabod Crane!
A victorious Ichabod Crane 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: Ascension 1210     
Date:   Dec 10, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ichabod Crane and Dzuzaska Guzman. Crane's entrance music is Way of The Ninja. A fine choice. The crowd seem to be enjoying Guzman's choice of entrance music: Tupac- Ambitionz Az a Ridah. Dzuzaska Guzman has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Ichabod Crane's chin.

165 cm
31
154 lbs
26 - 17 - 0
174 cm
40
148 lbs
41 - 17 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Sin City Allstars
Perkele!

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Ichabod Crane!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 41 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Dzuzaska Guzman!
The judges for this bout are Alan Glass, Tiny Johnson and Robert Twigg.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Guzman swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Crane counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Crane connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Guzman's hands.
Crane takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Crane throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Crane chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Guzman can pounce on him.
Crane avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Guzman throws a nice outside leg kick.
Crane throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Crane takes a swing at Guzman's ribcage but misses.
Guzman avoids the body shot from Crane.
Crane waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Guzman.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Guzman manages to avoid it.
Crane fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Guzman tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
We've been told by Crane's head coaches at Montreal Athletic Center 5* spar that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Guzman is looking to slow Crane down with leg kicks.
Guzman uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane moves out of range of the leg kick from Guzman.
Crane is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Guzman ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Crane on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Nice body kick there by Guzman.
Crane fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Crane ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Guzman tries to move into range but Crane moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Guzman.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Guzman.
Crane connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Guzman with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Crane to score with a decent uppercut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Guzman throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Some wild striking there from Crane.
Guzman walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Guzman throws a leg kick that is checked
and Crane connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Guzman throws a front kick aimed at Crane's knee but Crane avoids it well.
Guzman swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A big left from Crane misses.
Guzman throws a combination that misses
enabling Crane to counter with a crisp jab.
Guzman slips under a jab.
Guzman 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.
Guzman avoids the body shot from Crane.
Guzman throws an off balance right hand
and Crane counters with a right hand to the body.
Crane scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Guzman thows a leg kick but Crane checks it
and Crane counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Guzman takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Guzman paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Nice defenses there by Crane.
Guzman scoring well with a low kick there.
Guzman throws a head kick that misses.
Crane ducks under a wild hook from Guzman.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Guzman misses with a hook.
A counter left hand to the body from Crane misses its target.
Guzman throws a body punch but Crane moves out of range.
Guzman misses with a body shot.
Crane throws a hook but Guzman blocks it.
Guzman shapes to counter with a head kick.
Guzman throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A big right from Guzman misses.
Crane is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Guzman misses the body punch
and Crane counters with a two punch combo.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Guzman throws a nice outside leg kick.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Guzman scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Crane doesn't seem bothered though.
Guzman uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Crane.
Guzman swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Crane falls off balance throwing a combination
and Guzman makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Guzman throws a lazy right hand but Crane sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Crane throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Guzman sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Crane tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Guzman tries to land a leg kick but Crane saw it coming and moves away.
Guzman throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
As Crane backs off Guzman throws a huge counter combo but Crane manages to avoid it all.
Guzman keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crane displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Guzman throws out the jab.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Crane throws a hook but Guzman avoids it easily.
Guzman looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A chopping leg kick lands by Guzman.
Crane is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Guzman.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Crane, as that shot connected.
Crane blocks a head kick by Guzman.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ichabod Crane 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.


Guzman throws a body punch but Crane moves out of range.
A little feinted left hand from Crane on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Guzman might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Crane has got the better of the exchanges.
Crane swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Guzman.
Crane misses with a wild body shot.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Guzman throws a half hearted mid kick.
It looked like Crane wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Ichabod Crane is winning the standup battle so far.
Crane displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Guzman throws out the jab.
Crane shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Guzman eats them both and turns towards Crane to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Guzman does a little dance to reset his feet.
Guzman doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Guzman tries to score with a low kick but Crane moves his leg out of the way.
A telegraphed right hand from Crane misses the target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crane bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Decent striking displayed by Crane there.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Crane is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Crane avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Nice body punch from Crane.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Guzman misses with a leg kick.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Guzman.
Guzman ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Crane moves away.
Guzman swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Crane scores with a nice right hand.
A punch lands to the side of Crane 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Crane tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Crane moves forwards but Guzman connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Crane slips a jab from Guzman.
A little feinted left hand from Crane on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Nice jab there from Crane.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Guzman does a little dance to reset his feet.
Guzman looks to score with a jab to the body but Crane is just out of range.
Crane stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Crane takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Guzman tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Crane is able to avoid easily.
A big left from Guzman misses.
Guzman looks to score with a jab to the body but Crane is just out of range.
Crane tries to counter by clinching up but Guzman breaks away and moves out of range.
Crane misses with a hook.
Guzman uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Crane.
Guzman lands with a shot to the body.
Crane takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Crane lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Guzman at a distance.
Crane misses with a lunging right hand
and Guzman counters with a stiff right hand.
Guzman looks to score with a jab to the body but Crane is just out of range.
Crane paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Crane moves out of range as Guzman strikes.
A quick step to the side and Crane tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Guzman jabs at Crane's body.
Guzman throws a front kick aimed at Crane's knee but Crane avoids it well.
Crane comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Guzman showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Crane.
Guzman misses with a hook. Crane ducked under it nicely.
Guzman connects with a leg kick. Crane looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
A jab from Guzman misses.
Guzman scores with a head kick. Crane tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Guzman misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Guzman throws a leg kick but Crane sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Guzman was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Guzman avoids the body shot from Crane.
It seemed like Guzman was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Guzman.
Guzman was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Crane misses with a looping left.
Crane jabs Guzman to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Crane swings for the body but Guzman moves out of range.
Crane scores with a jab to the body.
Crane is looking to wear down Guzman with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Guzman throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Crane lands with a shot to the body.
Crane swings for the body but Guzman moves out of range.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Crane throws a jab when Guzman was well out of range.
Crane misses with an uppercut
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Guzman thuds a left hand into Crane's body.
Guzman lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Crane circles away quickly and effectively.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Guzman tries to score with a low kick but Crane moves his leg out of the way.
Sloppy strikes from Crane. Those never looked like landing.
Crane misses with a wild combination.
Crane throws a body punch but Guzman moves out of range.
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 Ichabod Crane 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!


Guzman looks to land a left hand but Crane moved out of range nicely.
Crane throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Guzman scores with a hook to the body. Crane takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Guzman dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Guzman misses with a kick to the body
and Crane connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Crane throws a body punch but Guzman moves out of range.
Guzman has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Guzman tests Crane's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Guzman rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Crane counters with a straight right hand.
Crane misses with a body shot
and Guzman counters with a right hand to the body.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Guzman is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Crane with a body shot.
Guzman throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Guzman throws a hook to the side of Crane's head but Crane sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Crane was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Crane takes a shot right to the bread basket.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Guzman looks to throw the jab but Crane is out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane slips under a jab from Guzman.
Crane lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Crane throws a big shot that misses.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Guzman's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Crane connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Guzman scrambles back to his feet.
Crane scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Crane looks to score with a jab to the body but Guzman is just out of range.
Guzman throws a right and a left that both miss.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Guzman replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Crane blocks it well.
Crane lands a nice looking body shot.
Guzman throws a hook but Crane blocks it.
Guzman misses with a shot to the body
and Crane counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Guzman throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Guzman was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Dzuzaska Guzman has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Guzman.
Crane scores with a body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Guzman moves out of range as Crane strikes.
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Guzman manages to avoid it.
Crane looks to land a right hand but Guzman moved out of range.
Guzman swats away the attempt to clinch by Crane.
Guzman doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Crane moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Guzman attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Guzman will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Crane seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Crane takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Guzman looks to land a right hand but Crane moved out of range.
Guzman jabbing away but nothing is landing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane ducks under a wild hook from Guzman.
A counter left hand to the body from Crane misses its target.
Guzman will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Guzman throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Crane throwing a counter right hand but Guzman manages to avoid it.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Crane, as that shot connected.
Guzman takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Guzman throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Ichabod Crane is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Crane throws a body punch but Guzman moves out of range.
Guzman is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Guzman throws a left and a right that both miss
and Crane counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Guzman displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Crane throws out the jab.
A nice leg kick lands there from Guzman.
Guzman misses with a straight left.
Guzman throws a right hand that Crane ducks under and follows up with a left that Crane also avoids with ease.
Guzman tries a low kick but Crane avoids it.
Crane misses with a straight right.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Guzman keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Guzman lands a jab.
Guzman tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Guzman tries to work over Crane's front leg with a kick but Crane checks it.
Crane throwing a counter right hand but Guzman manages to avoid it.
Crane jabs at Guzman's body.
Crane is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Guzman throws a lazy body kick
and Crane counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Crane lands a lovely overhand right.
Guzman throws a looping overhand right but Crane ducks down to avoid it.
Guzman moves out of range as Crane strikes.
Guzman throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Guzman throws an overhand right that lands on Crane's shoulder, as Crane tries to avoid the shot.
Guzman takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Guzman throws a looping overhand right but Crane ducks down to avoid it.

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 Ichabod Crane.
Well Crane 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 Alan Glass scores the fight 30:27
Judge Tiny Johnson scores the fight 29:29
Judge Robert Twigg scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Ichabod Crane!

Ichabod Crane seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: Ascension 1203     
Date:   Dec 03, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ichabod Crane and Edward Scissorhands. Chooooooooon! I think Crane might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Way of The Ninja. Scissorhands is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by For Heavy Metal we will die!. Ichabod Crane could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Edward Scissorhands's chin.

165 cm
31
154 lbs
25 - 17 - 0
163 cm
32
145 lbs
28 - 11 - 2
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Perkele!
Sin City Allstars

Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)
Lion Fightwear



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Ichabod Crane!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 11 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Edward Scissorhands!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, Daniel Bishop and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Scissorhands throws a hook but Crane blocks it.
Scissorhands throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
We've been told by Crane's head coaches at Montreal Athletic Center 5* spar that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Scissorhands scores with a hook to the body. Crane takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Edward Scissorhands seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Scissorhands circles away from the clinch attempt.
Scissorhands throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Scissorhands lands the left hand.
Scissorhands defending well as Crane loads up on a big left hand.
Scissorhands doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Scissorhands lands a head kick!
Scissorhands smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Scissorhands throws a body kick that misses.
Crane missing with a left hand there. Scissorhands was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Scissorhands swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Scissorhands doesn't manage to clinch there - Crane circles away.
A head kick misses from Scissorhands.
Scissorhands tries a head kick but it misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Scissorhands slips under a jab from Crane.
Sloppy strikes from Crane. Those never looked like landing.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Scissorhands is looking to clinch.
Crane throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Scissorhands sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Scissorhands uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
A little jabbing left from Scissorhands on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Crane sizes up Scissorhands with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Crane throws a jab when Scissorhands was well out of range.
Crane jabs at Scissorhands's body.
Crane throws a shot from downtown. Scissorhands moves away and avoids it.
Scissorhands throws a leg kick but Crane sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Scissorhands ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Crane moves away.
Crane throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Scissorhands scores with a one two! Crane had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Scissorhands, right into the meat.
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!
Crane slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Scissorhands scores with a push kick.
Scissorhands uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
A nice side step and Scissorhands releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Crane takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Crane avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
It looked like Crane was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Scissorhands.
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Scissorhands manages to avoid it.
Crane is looking to wear down Scissorhands with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Scissorhands jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Scissorhands throws the left hand but Crane avoids the punch easily.
Crane swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Scissorhands moves away.
Scissorhands walks into a straight right hand from Crane.
Crane slips a straight right by Scissorhands.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Scissorhands now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Crane swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Crane fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Crane looks to land a right hand but Scissorhands moved out of range.

Crane gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Scissorhands has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Scissorhands tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A head punch on the inside from Scissorhands fails to land.
Scissorhands can't find room to land a body shot as Crane controls the action.
Scissorhands throws a punch but it's blocked by Crane.
Scissorhands fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Scissorhands tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Crane's elbow.
Scissorhands is leaning against Crane and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.

Crane manages to break the clinch.
Crane lands a body shot.
Crane takes a swing at Scissorhands's ribcage but misses.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Scissorhands throws the left hand but Crane avoids the punch easily.
Scissorhands misses with a head kick.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Crane sets himself, and Scissorhands steps forward looking for the clinch! Crane avoids it this time.
Scissorhands misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Crane.
Crane checks a leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane scores with a nice right hand.
Crane throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Scissorhands stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Crane tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Scissorhands throws a lazy right hand but Crane sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
The fight stays on the outside here - Scissorhands looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Scissorhands thows a left - swing and a miss!
Crane ducks under a wild hook from Scissorhands.
Crane punishes Scissorhands's body with a nice straight punch.
Scissorhands is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Scissorhands connects with an inside leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Crane lands a lovely overhand right.
Scissorhands throws a leg kick
and Crane counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Scissorhands misses with a combination
and Crane counters with a stiff right hand.
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 Ichabod Crane will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Scissorhands's corner calls for a 1-2. Scissorhands obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Crane walks into a straight right hand from Scissorhands.
Scissorhands chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Scissorhands attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Crane throws a jab when Scissorhands was well out of range.
Edward Scissorhands seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Crane throws a big shot that misses.
The fighters circle momentarily. Scissorhands darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.

It looks like Ichabod Crane has been cut.
A leg kick checked by Crane.
Scissorhands takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Crane checks the leg kick nicely there.
Crane was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

Scissorhands clinches.

Crane's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Scissorhands jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Scissorhands throws a low kick but it's checked well by Crane.
Scissorhands throws a sloppy head kick and Crane moves out of range easily.
Crane was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Scissorhands motions for Crane to come forward. Scissorhands throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Crane is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Scissorhands.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Crane throws a hook but Scissorhands avoids it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Scissorhands throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Scissorhands dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Scissorhands misses with a leg kick.
Scissorhands shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Crane slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Scissorhands tries to bum rush Crane with a series of wild strikes but Crane uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Scissorhands does a little dance to reset his feet.
Scissorhands pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Scissorhands lands with a thumping leg kick.
Crane uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Scissorhands.
Scissorhands throws a leg kick that is checked
and Crane counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Crane fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Scissorhands looks to land a left hand but Crane moved out of range nicely.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A combination from Scissorhands does no damage.
Crane ducks under a wild hook from Scissorhands.
Crane lands a glancing blow to the side of Scissorhands's head.
Scissorhands slips under a jab from Crane.
Scissorhands misses with an uppercut. Crane saw that one coming.
Crane avoids the body shot from Scissorhands.
Scissorhands loads up on a big right hand but Crane slips the punch.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Scissorhands tries to land a leg kick but Crane saw it coming and moves away.
A counter left hand to the body from Crane misses its target.
Scissorhands misses with a wild combination.
Scissorhands misses with a body kick.
Crane feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Scissorhandss jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Crane throws a hook but Scissorhands avoids it easily.
Scissorhands fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Crane.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Scissorhands moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Scissorhands uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Crane getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Scissorhands wants to clinch but Crane slips to the side
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
and Crane counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Crane walks into a jab.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Scissorhands swings widly with a right hand
and Crane cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Scissorhands misses the jab.
Scissorhands misses with a body kick.
Scissorhands throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Scissorhands takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Crane throws a hook but Scissorhands blocks it.
Scissorhands throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Scissorhands manages to avoid it.
The fighters circling - Scissorhands throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
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!
Scissorhands misses with a head kick.
Crane slips a jab from Scissorhands.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Crane connects with a looping right hand.
Crane pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Scissorhands back to the cage. Crane follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Scissorhands thows a leg kick but Crane checks it
and Crane counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Crane throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Scissorhands stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Scissorhands getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Crane throws a jab but it's blocked by Scissorhands.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Scissorhands, right into the meat.
Crane checks a low kick from Scissorhands.
Crane scores with a nice right hand.
A jab lands there for Crane.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Scissorhands walks into a straight right hand from Crane.
Scissorhands throws a half hearted mid kick.
Crane scores with a nice right hand.
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 Ichabod Crane will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Ichabod Crane's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Scissorhands lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Scissorhands throws a solid leg kick but Crane takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Scissorhands.
Scissorhands moves away from the strike by Crane.
Scissorhands lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Scissorhands missing with a left hand there. Crane was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Crane connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Scissorhands was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
The crowd cheers as Scissorhands lands an impressive looking overhand right. Crane doesn't seem phased though.
Crane connects with a body shot.
Crane moves out of range as Scissorhands strikes.
Scissorhands throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Scissorhands keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Crane.
Crane moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromScissorhands.
Scissorhands misses with a straight right.
Scissorhands lands a leg kick that knocks Crane off balance momentarily.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Scissorhands moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Scissorhands throws a low kick, looking for Crane's leg but Crane calmly moves out of range.
Scissorhands has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Scissorhands throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.

Crane is rocked!
Scissorhands lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Oh Crane is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Crane is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Crane takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Scissorhands scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Crane moves out of range of the strikes.
Scissorhands gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Scissorhands looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Scissorhands bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Scissorhands throws a low kick, looking for Crane's leg but Crane calmly moves out of range.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Crane 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.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Scissorhands! But no joy.
Crane uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Scissorhands.
Crane seems to have got his legs back now.
Scissorhands throws a head kick that misses.
Crane was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Scissorhands throws a leg kick that misses.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Scissorhands was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Crane sets himself, and Scissorhands steps forward looking for the clinch! Crane avoids it this time.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Scissorhands was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Edward Scissorhands has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Scissorhands throws a head kick that misses.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
A low kick from Scissorhands is predictable there
and Crane cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Scissorhands tries a head kick but it misses.
Crane cracks Scissorhands with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Scissorhands throws a jab but it's blocked by Crane.
Crane blocks the body kick.
Scissorhands 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.
Scissorhands misses with a left hand
and Crane makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Crane ducks right into an uppercut from Scissorhands.
Scissorhands takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Crane uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Scissorhands.
Crane scores with a nice head shot.
Scissorhands fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Crane scores with a shot to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane connects with a good right hand that stumbles Scissorhands. Scissorhands circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Scissorhands misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Crane.
Crane takes a swing at Scissorhands's ribcage but misses.
Good work by Crane as he checks the leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Scissorhands does a little dance to reset his feet.
Crane sets himself, and Scissorhands steps forward looking for the clinch! Crane avoids it this time.
Scissorhands tries a low kick but Crane avoids it.
Scissorhands with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Crane to score with a decent uppercut.
Ichabod Crane is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Crane lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Crane with a nice cross.
Crane throws a hook to the side of Scissorhands's head but Scissorhands sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Good shot there by Scissorhands.
Scissorhands has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Crane finds it's way round the side to connect with Scissorhands's head.
Scissorhands looks to land a right hand but Crane moved out of range.
Scissorhands takes one to the side of the head.
A swing and a miss from Crane.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Scissorhands tries to clinch but Crane is having none of it.
Crane is looking to counter punch.
A combination from Crane does no damage.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Scissorhands does a little dance to reset his feet.
Scissorhands tries to counter with a clinch but Crane shakes him off and moves away.
Crane checks the leg kick.
Crane lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Scissorhands lands a really nice looking cross but Crane seems unphased.
Scissorhands tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Scissorhands misses with an uppercut.
Scissorhands throws a half hearted mid kick.
Crane blocks a leg kick.
Crane scores with a jab.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Scissorhands misses with a straight left.
Crane went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Crane takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Scissorhands misses the shot to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Edward Scissorhands.
I think Crane 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 Chris Edwards scores the fight 30:28
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 29:28
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ichabod Crane!

Ichabod Crane seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: Ascension 1102     
Date:   Nov 02, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ichabod Crane and Ricardo Monteban. Crane comes into the arena with Way of The Ninja blaring out of the sound system. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

165 cm
31
154 lbs
24 - 17 - 0
165 cm
32
148 lbs
23 - 15 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Sin City Allstars
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Spartan Nutrition
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Ichabod Crane!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Ricardo Monteban!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Jack Bonds and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Monteban shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Crane as he avoids it easily.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Crane moves out of range of the body kick from Monteban.
Crane misses with a lunging right hand
and Monteban connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Monteban misses with an uppercut. Crane saw that one coming.
Crane ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Monteban.
Monteban is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Monteban scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Monteban moves away from the strike by Crane.
Monteban scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Crane doesn't seem bothered though.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Monteban ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Crane moves away.
Crane cracks a nice hook into Monteban's ribs.
Crane pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Monteban walks into a straight right hand from Crane.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Crane uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Monteban.
An attempted straight right counter from Crane misses the target.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Monteban 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 Crane has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Crane and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Monteban throws a big shot that misses.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Crane swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Monteban keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crane is looking to wear down Monteban with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Crane lands a nice shot to the body.
Monteban misses with a body shot
and Crane counters with a straight right hand.
Crane with a hook.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Monteban, as that shot connected.
Crane fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Monteban looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Monteban pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Crane misses with a jab, cross combination.
A looping hook to the body misses from Monteban. Crane does a little dance to reset his feet.
Monteban misses with a wild body shot.
Crane swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Monteban buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Monteban misses with a body shot.
A big left from Crane misses.
The fighters circling - Monteban throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Monteban misses with an uppercut.
Crane throws a body punch but Monteban moves out of range.
Crane misses with a wild body shot.
Monteban slips under a jab from Crane.
Monteban takes a swing at Crane's ribcage but misses.
Crane is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Monteban.
Monteban gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Crane counters with a nice uppercut.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Crane, as that shot connected.
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Monteban manages to avoid it.
Crane misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Monteban connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Monteban throws a half hearted mid kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Monteban manages to avoid it.
A slow jab from Crane misses its intended target.
Crane takes a swing at Monteban's ribcage but misses.
Monteban doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Monteban throws a low kick but Crane avoids it.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Monteban follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
A low kick from Monteban is predictable there
and Crane counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Crane feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Montebans jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Monteban dives in and grabs Crane's left leg, looking for a takedown. Crane pushes down on Monteban's head and hops out.
Ichabod Crane has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ricardo Monteban.
Monteban blocks a jab.
Crane jabs at Monteban's body.
Crane pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Crane misses with an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane throws an off balance right hand
and Monteban counters with a straight right hand.
Monteban displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Crane throws out the jab.
Monteban connects with a leg kick. Crane looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Ichabod Crane is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Crane missing with a left hand there. Monteban was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Monteban looks like he wants to counter punch here.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Crane misses with a hook
and Monteban counters with a stiff right hand.
A jab from Monteban misses.
Monteban misses with an uppercut.
Monteban tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Crane was well out of range. Poor timing from Monteban.
Crane throws a poor cross that misses

and Monteban moves into the clinch.

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

Monteban looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Crane passes into half guard.
Monteban is looking to improve his position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Crane keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Monteban.
Crane drops his hands momentarily and Monteban takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Monteban misses with a looping left.
Monteban tries to clinch but Crane is having none of it.
Monteban fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Crane manages to avoid it.
Monteban ducks under a wild hook from Crane.
Crane bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Monteban's head backwards.
Crunch! Monteban slams his shin into Crane's torso.
Crane throws a lazy right hand but Monteban sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Monteban thuds a left hand into Crane's body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Monteban.
Crane moves out of range as Monteban throws a body kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Monteban does a little dance to reset his feet.
Crane lands with a good body shot.
Crane looks to score with a jab to the body but Monteban is just out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane jabs Monteban to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Monteban attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Monteban takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Monteban throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Crane throws a poor cross that misses
and Monteban counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Monteban pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Monteban takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Crane lands a really nice looking cross but Monteban seems unphased.
Monteban takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
A big right from Monteban misses.
A big right from Monteban misses.
Monteban slips a straight right by Crane.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Crane lands a jab to the nose.
Monteban lands an overhand right.
Crane is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Monteban can do to turn this around?

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane scores with a shot to the body.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Crane connects with a body shot that sends Monteban's belly button to the back.
Nice body punch from Monteban.
Crane wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Crane slips under a jab.
Monteban scores with a crisp jab that stopped Crane in his tracks.
Crane avoids the body shot from Monteban.
Monteban lands a front kick.
A shot to the liver by Crane. Beautiful body shot.
Crane takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Monteban takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Crane throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Crane blocks a jab.
Ichabod Crane is winning the standup battle so far.
Crane misses with a shot to the body
and Monteban connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Monteban tried to score with a low kick but Crane checks it.
Monteban keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Monteban staying out of range there.
Crane lands a glancing blow to the side of Monteban's head.
Monteban throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Monteban keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Crane tries to move into range but Monteban moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Monteban shoots in but no luck this time.
Monteban tries a low kick but Crane avoids it.
A left lands for Crane.
Crane misses with a looping left.
Crane looks to throw the jab but Monteban is out of range.
Crane displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Monteban throws out the jab.
Monteban scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Crane doesn't seem bothered though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane lands a slapping body shot.
Crane lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Monteban swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Monteban lands a nice hook to Crane's body. Crane takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Crane throws an overhand right that lands on Monteban's shoulder, as Monteban tries to avoid the shot.
Crane throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Monteban just misses with a punch to the body.
Crane looks to throw the jab but Monteban is out of range.
Monteban let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
A telegraphed right hand from Crane misses the target.
Monteban thows a left - swing and a miss!
Crane moves away from the strike by Monteban.
Monteban tries to land a front kick but Crane steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Crane lands a nice looking body shot.
Crane lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Crane jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Monteban let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
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 Ichabod Crane will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Crane connects with a body shot that sends Monteban's belly button to the back.
Nice defenses there by Crane.
Crane misses with a lunging right hand
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Crane blocks a jab.
Monteban closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Monteban manages to avoid it.
Crane misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
A jab lands there for Monteban.
Crane checks a low kick from Monteban.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Monteban gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Crane looks to score with a jab to the body but Monteban is just out of range.
Crane misses with an uppercut
and Monteban counters with a good low kick that Crane was not able to check.
Monteban lands with a shot to the body.

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

Crane throws Monteban to one side and escapes!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Monteban throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Monteban moves away.
Crane takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Crane takes a swing at Monteban's ribcage but misses.
Monteban throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Monteban slips under a jab from Crane.
It seemed like Monteban was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Monteban keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Monteban swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Monteban blocks a jab.
Monteban throws a shot from downtown. Crane moves away and avoids it.
Crane thows a left - swing and a miss!
Monteban misses with an uppercut
and Crane counters with a right hand to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Monteban bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Crane connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Monteban waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Crane.
Monteban takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Monteban swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A nice leg kick lands there from Monteban.
Crane blocks a leg kick.
Crane throws a body punch but Monteban moves out of range.
Monteban tries to counter with a clinch but Crane shakes him off and moves away.
Monteban blocks a jab.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Ricardo Monteban has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Crane throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Monteban dives in and grabs Crane's left leg, looking for a takedown. Crane pushes down on Monteban's head and hops out.
Crane throwing a counter right hand but Monteban manages to avoid it.
Crane misses with a wild body shot.
It seemed like Monteban was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane jabs Monteban to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Monteban tries a head kick but it misses.
Nice defenses there by Monteban.
Crane throws a big shot that misses.
Monteban uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Crane checks the leg kick nicely there.
Ichabod Crane is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Monteban tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Crane is able to avoid easily.
Crane cracks Monteban with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Monteban defending well as Crane loads up on a big left hand.
Monteban throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Crane sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Crane throwing a counter right hand but Monteban manages to avoid it.
Crane wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Crane avoids the body shot from Monteban.
A counter left hand to the body from Crane misses its target.
Some bone on bone action there as Crane checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane lands a slapping body shot.
Crane lands with a hook. Monteban tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Crane's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Monteban connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Crane scrambles back to his feet.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Monteban uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Crane.
The fighters circling - Monteban throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Monteban uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Monteban throws a nice outside leg kick.
Monteban throws a leg kick
and Crane counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Crane lands an overhand right.
Crane steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Monteban.
Monteban cracks Crane with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Monteban misses with a left hand
and Crane counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Crane takes a swing at Monteban's ribcage but misses.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ichabod Crane showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Crane, 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 30:27
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 30:27
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ichabod Crane!

During a confident post fight interview, Ichabod Crane thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
71%

 

Event: Ascension 101     
Date:   Oct 01, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ichabod Crane and Umberto Sotto Jr. Crane comes to the cage accompanied by Way of The Ninja. 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.

165 cm
30
154 lbs
23 - 17 - 0
176 cm
36
146 lbs
25 - 23 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Sin City Allstars
Perkele!

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 17 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Ichabod Crane!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 23 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Umberto Sotto Jr!
The judges for this bout are Shigeki Fujiwara, Yasuomi Hirokawa and Ren Mimura.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sotto Jr swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Crane comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Sotto Jr lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
We've been told by Crane's head coaches at Montreal Athletic Center 5* spar that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Sotto Jr cracks a nice hook into Crane's ribs.
Crane stuns Sotto Jr with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Crane bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Sotto Jr's head.
Sotto Jr slips under a jab.
Sotto Jr feints a counter leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Sotto Jr.
Crane throws a hook but Sotto Jr avoids it easily.
Crane swinging wildly here.
Sotto Jr throws a body shot but no joy.
Sotto Jr pushes Crane away with a front kick.
Sotto Jr cracks the inside of Crane's front leg.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sotto Jr misses with a body shot.
Crane throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Crane blocks a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sotto Jr swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Crane counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sotto Jr moves away.
Sotto Jr tries to bum rush Crane with a series of wild strikes but Crane uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Sotto Jr lands a head kick!
Crane swings for the body but Sotto Jr moves out of range.
Sotto Jr scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Crane lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Sotto Jr scores with a three punch combo!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Crane fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Crane misses with a body shot
and Sotto Jr counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Crane thinking.
Sotto Jr misses with a wild body shot.
Crane appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Crane is looking to wear down Sotto Jr with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Crane looks to land a combination but Sotto Jr avoids it well.
Sotto Jr throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Crane lands a right hook to the body.
Crane lands an overhand right.
Sotto Jr finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
A counter left hand to the body from Crane misses its target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Sotto Jr just misses with a punch to the body.
Sotto Jr takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Crane takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Crane scores with a hook to the body. Sotto Jr takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Crane scores with a hook to the body. Sotto Jr takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Sotto Jr tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Crane was well out of range. Poor timing from Sotto Jr.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Sotto Jr does a little dance to reset his feet.
Crane throws a big shot that misses.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Sotto Jr unleashes a big counter combination but Crane bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Sotto Jr lands a leg kick that knocks Crane off balance momentarily.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sotto Jr is looking to score with low kicks.
Sotto Jr throws a lazy uppercut
and Crane counters with a left to the body.
Crane throws a right hand that misses
and Sotto Jr counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Crane throws a jab when Sotto Jr was well out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Some wild striking there from Crane.
Crane jabs at Sotto Jr's body.
Sotto Jr misses with a double jab.
It looked like Crane wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Crane ducks under a wild hook from Sotto Jr.
Sotto Jr throws the kick towards the body but Crane avoids it.
Crane checks the leg kick nicely there.
Sotto Jr takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Sotto Jr throws a nice outside leg kick.
Sotto Jr tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Nice uppercut there from Sotto Jr.
Crane scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Sotto Jr doesn't seem bothered though.
Sotto Jr lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Sotto Jr throws a big shot that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane misses with an uppercut.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Crane connects with a right hand. Sotto Jr shakes it off.
A lazy body kick from Sotto Jr
and Crane counters with a series of strikes. Sotto Jr will be more careful next time no doubt.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Sotto Jr manages to avoid it.
Sotto Jr is looking for the big counter here.
Crane cracks Sotto Jr with a right hand to the side of the head.
Sotto Jr misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Crane.
A little feinted left hand from Crane on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Crane punishes Sotto Jr's body with a nice straight punch.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Crane misses with a shot to the body
and Sotto Jr counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Sotto Jr throws a looping overhand right but Crane ducks down to avoid it.
A big left from Crane misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Sotto Jr looks to land a combination but Crane avoids it well.
Crane swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Umberto Sotto Jr seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The fighters circle momentarily. Sotto Jr darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Crane jabbing away but nothing is landing.
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 Ichabod Crane will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Crane keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Sotto Jr ducks under a wild hook from Crane.
Sotto Jr throws a body kick despite being completely out of range

and Crane counters by moving into the clinch.
Crane will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Sotto Jr up against the cage.

Crane's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Ichabod Crane is winning the standup battle so far.
Crane moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Crane swinging wildly here.
Sotto Jr lands with a shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sotto Jr throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Crane swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Sotto Jr counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Sotto Jr chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Crane slips a jab and a cross from Sotto Jr.
Umberto Sotto Jr is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Sotto Jr throws a hook but Crane blocks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sotto Jr uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Crane.
The fighters circling - Sotto Jr throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Crane is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Sotto Jr.
Crane throws a hook but Sotto Jr blocks it.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
A nice leg kick lands there from Sotto Jr.
Sotto Jr throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Sotto Jr falls off balance throwing a combination
and Sotto Jr takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Sotto Jr throws a shot from downtown. Crane moves away and avoids it.
Crane lands a jab.
Sotto Jr looks for the body kick but Crane saw that one coming.
Crane closes the distance looking to clinch
and Sotto Jr counters with a one-two to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sotto Jr uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Sotto Jr throws a push kick but Crane slaps the foot to one side.
Crane throws a body punch but Sotto Jr moves out of range.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Sotto Jr throws an off balance right hand
and Crane counters with a straight right hand.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Sotto Jr misses with a body shot
and Crane counters with a straight right hand.
Crane swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Crane wants to clinch up but Sotto Jr keeps it at a distance.
Crane thuds his right hand into Sotto Jr's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Sotto Jr throws a body shot but no joy.
A counter left hand to the body from Crane misses its target.
Sotto Jr slips a straight right by Crane.
Crane dips to his left and cracks Sotto Jr with an uppercut!
Sotto Jr displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Crane throws out the jab.
Crane throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Sotto Jr takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Sotto Jr keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane lands a nice looking body shot.
Sotto Jr pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Sotto Jr throws a sloppy head kick and Crane moves out of range easily.
Crane throwing a counter right hand but Sotto Jr manages to avoid it.
Crane swings away with a body shot that misses
and Sotto Jr counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Sotto Jr throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Sotto Jr misses with an uppercut.
Sotto Jr takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Sotto Jr clobbers Crane with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Crane lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Sotto Jr at a distance.
Sotto Jr throws a poor cross that misses
and Crane counters with a nice body shot.
Crane slips under a jab from Sotto Jr.
Crane throws a body punch but Sotto Jr moves out of range.
Crane lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Crane lands with a good body shot.
Sotto Jr lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.

It looks like Ichabod Crane has been cut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Sotto Jr.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Sotto Jr does a little dance to reset his feet.
Sotto Jr unleashes a big counter combination but Crane bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Crane scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Sotto Jr takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Crane jabs at Sotto Jr's body.
Sotto Jr keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Good shot there by Crane.

Sotto Jr is rocked!
Crane feints a kick and comes over the top with a right hand, followed by a left hook - both land, sending Sotto Jr crashing to the mat! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:36 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Ichabod Crane!
During a confident post fight interview, Ichabod Crane thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
78%

 

Event: Ascension 4     
Date:   Sep 10, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ichabod Crane and Shogun Iron Tyson. Crane comes to the cage accompanied by Way of The Ninja. Iron Tyson has chosen Slaughterouse - Party as his entrance music. Ichabod Crane is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples... Tweaking his own nipples that is.

165 cm
30
154 lbs
23 - 16 - 0
165 cm
30
149 lbs
19 - 12 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

Perkele!
Sin City Allstars

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the challenger to my left.
With a record of 23 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Ichabod Crane!
And introducing the champion to my right.
With a record of 19 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Shogun Iron Tyson!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, James Atkins and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Iron Tyson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Iron Tyson swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Iron Tyson takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Iron Tyson tries to clinch up.
Crane swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Iron Tyson works the jab nicely.
Iron Tyson uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Crane.
Crane lands a jab.
Iron Tyson misses with a jab, cross combination.
Crane went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Iron Tyson avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Crane misses with a hook. Iron Tyson ducked under it nicely.
Crane connects with the punch.
Crane goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Iron Tyson throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Crane sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Crane seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Iron Tyson jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Iron Tyson avoids the body shot from Crane.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Iron Tyson avoids the body shot from Crane.
Crane connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Iron Tyson is looking to clinch.
Crane catches Iron Tyson with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Iron Tyson is looking to clinch but Crane is avoiding it.
Crane bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Iron Tyson throws the left hand but Crane avoids the punch easily.
Crane throws a big shot that misses.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Iron Tyson.
Crane comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Crane works Iron Tyson's body with a nice hook.
Iron Tyson throws a shot from downtown. Crane moves away and avoids it.
Crane throws a sloppy body shot
and Crane takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Iron Tyson manages to avoid it.
Iron Tyson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Crane is looking to wear down Iron Tyson with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Iron Tyson missing with a left hand there. Crane was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Crane takes a swing at Iron Tyson's ribcage but misses.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Ichabod Crane seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Iron Tyson jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Iron Tyson lands with a straight right. Crane didn't see that one coming.
Crane scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Iron Tyson doesn't seem bothered though.
Crane walks into a jab.
Iron Tyson dives in and grabs Crane's left leg, looking for a takedown. Crane pushes down on Iron Tyson's head and hops out.
Crane scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Crane throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Crane tries to clinch
and Iron Tyson counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Crane misses.
Iron Tyson tries to counter by closing the distance.
Iron Tyson doesn't manage to clinch there - Crane circles away.
Crane scores with a body shot.
Crane misses with an uppercut.
Crane swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Crane takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Iron Tyson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Danga de danga de dang - Crane scores with a four punch combination!
Crane lands a nice shot that snaps Iron Tyson's head back.
Iron Tyson thuds his right hand into Crane's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Crane throws a right hand that Iron Tyson ducks under and follows up with a left that Iron Tyson also avoids with ease.
Crane throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Iron Tyson counters with a straight right hand.

Crane is rocked!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Crane connects with a body shot.
Oh Crane is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Ichabod Crane is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Iron Tyson on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Crane seems to have got his legs back now.
Crane keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Iron Tyson.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane throws a body punch but Iron Tyson moves out of range.
A little jabbing left from Iron Tyson on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Crane scores with a jab to the body.
Crane throws a big shot that misses.
A slow jab from Crane misses its intended target.
Despite the aggression on Iron Tyson's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Iron Tyson on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Iron Tyson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Crane is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Crane digs a good body shot into Iron Tyson's ribs.
Crane scores with a jab to the jaw.
Iron Tyson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Iron Tyson doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Crane swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

Iron Tyson moves into the clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Crane escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Crane takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Iron Tyson loads up on a big right hand but Crane slips the punch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Iron Tyson displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Crane throws out the jab.
Iron Tyson looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Crane shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Iron Tyson eats them both and turns towards Crane to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.

Iron Tyson fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Crane, pushing him back against the cage.
Iron Tyson lands a right hand that snaps the head of Crane backwards.
Crane cracks Iron Tyson with a nice body shot.
Our sources have told us that Crane has been working on his knees in the buildup to the fight.
Iron Tyson tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Crane's elbow.

Crane breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Iron Tyson moves out of range as Crane strikes.
Crane steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Iron Tyson.
An attempted straight right counter from Crane misses the target.
Crane misses with a body punch
and Iron Tyson connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Iron Tyson tries to clinch but Crane is having none of it.
Crane appears to be looking for a big counter.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Iron Tyson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Crane uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Iron Tyson.

Iron Tyson forces Crane back against the cage and clinches.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Iron Tyson managing to block the knees to the body from Crane.

Crane breaks the clinch.
Crane is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Iron Tyson can do to turn this around?

That's one minute gone in the round.
Iron Tyson keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Crane.
Crane throws an overhand right that lands on Iron Tyson's shoulder, as Iron Tyson tries to avoid the shot.
Iron Tyson steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Crane.
Iron Tyson takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Crane looks to land a left hand but Iron Tyson moved out of range nicely.
Crane loads up on a big right hand but Iron Tyson slips the punch.
Crane's corner calls for a 1-2. Crane obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Iron Tyson shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Iron Tyson doesn't manage to clinch there - Crane circles away.
Crane fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Iron Tyson looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Iron Tyson jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Crane misses with a jab, cross combination.
Iron Tyson throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Iron Tyson cracks Crane with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane throws a lazy right hand but Iron Tyson sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Crane misses with a series of wild punches.
Crane looks to score with a jab to the body but Iron Tyson is just out of range.
Iron Tyson with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Crane to score with a decent uppercut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Iron Tyson is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Iron Tyson has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Iron Tyson there as he acknowledges the shot.
Crane throws a shot from downtown. Iron Tyson moves away and avoids it.
A cross from Crane lands.
Iron Tyson avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Iron Tyson throws out a counter right but Crane avoids it with no problem.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Crane looks to land a right hand but Iron Tyson moved out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A shot to the body from Crane misses
enabling Iron Tyson to counter with a crisp jab.
Crane steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Iron Tyson.

Iron Tyson clinches with his opponent.
Crane has a couple of punches blocked by Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson misses with a punch on the inside.
Iron Tyson stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Iron Tyson lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Iron Tyson fails to land.
Crane can't find room to land a body shot as Iron Tyson controls the action.
A body shot lands from Crane.
Crane doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Nice body punch from Iron Tyson.
Iron Tyson tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Iron Tyson scores with a shoulder strike.
Crane wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Iron Tyson digs a right hand underneath Crane's ribcage. Crane let out a lung full of air as it connected.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Iron Tyson prevents Crane from breaking the clinch.
Iron Tyson is leaning against Crane and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Crane wants to break the clinch but can't.
Iron Tyson misses with a short punch on the inside.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Iron Tyson creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Crane misses with a short punch on the inside.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Crane's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Crane can't break the clinch.
Iron Tyson lands with a short punch from the clinch.

Crane breaks from the clinch.
Crane misses with a wild body shot.
Iron Tyson scores with a sloppy right hand. Crane should have avoided that one.
Iron Tyson keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crane scores with a decent looking hook.
Crane jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Crane keeps the fight on the outside.
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 Ichabod Crane will probably get the nod.
That's time! Crane's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Crane's corner calls for a 1-2. Crane obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Crane bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

Iron Tyson pushes Crane up against the cage in a clinch.
Iron Tyson throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Cranes head.
Crane blocking some punches.
Crane lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Shogun Iron Tyson seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.

Crane manages to break the clinch.
Crane cracks a nice hook into Iron Tyson's ribs.
Sloppy strikes from Crane. Those never looked like landing.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Iron Tyson moves away.
Iron Tyson swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Iron Tyson slips under a jab from Crane.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Iron Tyson misses with a straight right.
Crane throws a shot from downtown. Iron Tyson moves away and avoids it.
Crane closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Crane lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane jabs Iron Tyson right on the nose. Iron Tyson blinks but takes it well.
Crane defending well as Iron Tyson loads up on a big left hand.
Crane swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Crane is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Iron Tyson.
Crane scores with the left hand. Iron Tyson knows he should have avoided that one.
Crane takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Iron Tyson was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Iron Tyson throws a lazy uppercut
and Crane counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Iron Tyson moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Crane doesn't manage to clinch there - Iron Tyson circles away.
Iron Tyson throws a series of punches but Crane avoids them all with ease.
Iron Tyson has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Crane swings for the body but Iron Tyson moves out of range.
Crane lands with a straight right. Iron Tyson didn't see that one coming.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Crane misses with a hook.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Crane slips a jab from Iron Tyson.
It looked like Crane wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Iron Tyson thuds his right hand into Crane's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Iron Tyson throws out a loose jab but Crane uses good head movement to avoid it.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Iron Tyson moves away.
Ichabod Crane is winning the standup battle so far.
Iron Tyson misses with an uppercut. Crane saw that one coming.
Iron Tyson is looking to clinch.
Iron Tyson 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.
Crane pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Iron Tyson doesn't manage to clinch there - Crane circles away.
Iron Tyson bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Crane looks to land a right hand but Iron Tyson moved out of range.
Iron Tyson is looking to clinch but Crane is avoiding it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Crane looks to score with a jab to the body but Iron Tyson is just out of range.
Iron Tyson looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Crane throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Iron Tyson on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Iron Tyson misses with a hook.
Iron Tyson scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Iron Tyson moves to clinch but Crane breaks away
and Crane counters with a stiff right hand.
Iron Tyson misses with a right hand
and Crane counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Crane throws a shot from downtown. Iron Tyson moves away and avoids it.
Iron Tyson sizes up Crane with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
A swing and a miss from Crane.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Iron Tyson stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Iron Tyson misses with an uppercut.
Crane 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!
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Iron Tyson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Crane cracks Iron Tyson with an open hand slap.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Iron Tyson was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Crane uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Iron Tyson has time to react.
A jab from Iron Tyson misses.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Iron Tyson fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Crane manages to avoid it.
Crane scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Iron Tyson doesn't seem bothered though.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Iron Tyson lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Crane circles away quickly and effectively.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ichabod Crane clearly takes that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Crane digs a good hook to Iron Tyson's body.
Iron Tyson tries to clinch but Crane is having none of it.
Iron Tyson blocks a jab.
Iron Tyson throws out a counter right but Crane avoids it with no problem.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Crane misses with a wild body shot.
Crane takes a swing at Iron Tyson's ribcage but misses.
Crane scores with a nice right hand.
Crane fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Iron Tyson lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Iron Tyson lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
A punch lands to the side of Iron Tyson 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Crane takes a swing at Iron Tyson's ribcage but misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Iron Tyson! But no joy.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Iron Tyson swings widly with a right hand
and Crane cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Crane throws a right hand that misses
and Iron Tyson counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Crane misses with the combination.
Iron Tyson connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Crane's hands.
Iron Tyson drops Crane with a naaaaasty hook - Crane is in real trouble here! Iron Tyson dives in to side control and pounds out his opponent for a TKO victory! The crowd goes nuts!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:36 of round 4, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Shogun Iron Tyson! Shogun Iron Tyson retains his featherweight title!
Shogun Iron Tyson took to the mic in his post fight interview and said 'You just got your ass beat boy.'.
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Event: Ascension 357     
Date:   Aug 04, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ichabod Crane and Yuki Takano. Crane comes to the cage accompanied by Way of The Ninja. Ichabod Crane has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

165 cm
30
154 lbs
22 - 16 - 0
169 cm
28
146 lbs
17 - 11 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Perkele!

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Ichabod Crane!
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 London, Yuki Takano!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Crane throws a body punch but Takano moves out of range.
Takano keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Crane scores with a body shot.
Takano throws a head kick that misses
and Crane counters with a right hand to the body.
Crane throws a good cross that connects.
Crane loads up on a big right hand but Takano slips the punch.
Takano is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Takano throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Takano tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Crane paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Takano avoids the body shot from Crane.
Takano throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Takano lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
A left lands for Crane.
Crane thows a left - swing and a miss!
Crane moves out of range as Takano throws a body kick.
Some wild striking there from Crane.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Takano on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Takano throws a body kick that misses
and Crane counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Crane misses with a looping right.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Crane stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Nice cross by Crane.
Takano slips under a jab from Crane.
Takano with the counter takedown but Crane avoids it easily.
Takano ducks under a wild hook from Crane.
Takano tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
A big right from Crane misses.
Crane takes a swing at Takano's ribcage but misses.
Takano lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Takano tries to close the distance and clinch but Crane swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
A quick step to the side and Crane tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Crane looks to score with a jab to the body but Takano is just out of range.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Takano.
Takano throws a wild body kick that Crane sees coming a mile off.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane looks to land a left hand but Takano moved out of range nicely.
Takano keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Crane.
Crane misses with an uppercut. Takano saw that one coming.
Crane misses with a few strikes there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Takano uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Crane.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Crane blocks a leg kick.
A counter left hand to the body from Crane misses its target.
Takano buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Takano blocks a jab.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Takano is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Crane misses with a lunging right hand
and Takano counters with a good low kick that Crane was not able to check.
An inside leg kick lands from Takano.
Takano connects with a good right hand that stumbles Crane. Crane circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Takano lands a nice leg kick that just misses Crane's sensitive parts.
A jab from Takano finds it's way through Crane's defenses.
Crane connects with a body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Takano misses with a hook. Crane ducked under it nicely.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Crane throws a shot from downtown. Takano moves away and avoids it.
Crane with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Crane stuns Takano with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Takano misses with a body kick.
A head kick from Takano lands but Crane takes it in his stride.
Crane throws a sloppy body shot
and Takano makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Takano takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Crane checks a low kick from Takano.
Takano throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Takano takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Crane throws a hook but Takano avoids it easily.
Crane wants to clinch but Takano slips to the side
and Takano counters with a series of strikes. Crane will be more careful next time no doubt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Crane uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Takano has time to react.
Crane throws a body punch but Takano moves out of range.
Crane throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Takano.
Crane moves out of range as Takano throws a body kick.
Crane throws a body punch but Takano moves out of range.
Takano keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A right-left combo lands from Takano.
Takano dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Crane. That did some damage!
Crane blocks a leg kick.
Takano uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Crane scores with a body shot.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Takano avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Crane ducks under a wild hook from Takano.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ichabod Crane dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Takano connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Crane keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Takano feints and then cracks Crane's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Crane down.
Crane scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Takano doesn't seem bothered though.
Takano throws a wild body kick that Crane sees coming a mile off.
Crane is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Crane lands with a shot to the body.
Takano on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Jab, jab by Takano - just one landing.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Crane lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Takano circles away quickly and effectively.
Crane lands with a cross.
Crane keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Takano.
Takano throws a predictable looking body shot
and Crane counters with a nice uppercut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Crane throws a hook but Takano avoids it easily.
Crane is looking to wear down Takano with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Takano throws a low kick but Crane moves out of range easily.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Takano might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Crane has got the better of the exchanges.
Crane swings for the body but Takano moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Takano.
Crane avoids a kick to the body.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Takano throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Crane looks to score with a jab to the body but Takano is just out of range.
Takano throws a leg kick but Crane sees it coming and moves out of range.
It looked like Crane was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Takano.
Takano connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Ichabod Crane is winning the standup battle so far.
Crane takes a kick to the side of the head.
Good shot there by Takano.
Takano looks for the body kick but Crane saw that one coming.
Takano slips a jab and a cross from Crane.
Crane listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Crane checks a leg kick nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Takano uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Crane.
Takano bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Crane keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
An attempted straight right counter from Crane misses the target.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Takano walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Takano misses with a body kick.
Takano keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Takano.
Crane misses with a double jab.
Good work by Crane as he checks the leg kick.
Takano misses with an uppercut.
Takano looks to score with a jab to the body but Crane is just out of range.
Takano misses with an attempted mid kick.
Crane throws a body punch but Takano moves out of range.
Takano misses with a low kick.
Crane scores with a jab to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Crane scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Crane misses with a straight left.
Crane moves out of range of the leg kick from Takano.
Crane connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
A jab from Crane does it's job there.
Takano misses with a head kick.
Takano fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Crane manages to avoid it.
Crane throws a body punch but Takano moves out of range.
Takano staying out of range there.
A countering left hand to the body from Takano misses.
Takano lands with an uppercut that bounces Crane off the cage and back into range.
Takano throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Some bone on bone action there as Crane checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
A clash of legs there as Crane blocks the low kick.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Takano throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Takano slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Crane waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Takano.
Takano throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Crane on the side of the head.
Takano misses the jab.
An inside leg kick from Takano misses.
Takano swings for the body but Crane moves out of range.
Takano throws a push kick but Crane slaps the foot to one side.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Takano tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Crane jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Crane connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Crane avoids the body shot from Takano.
Crane lands a head shot.
Takano on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Crane takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Takano misses with a hook. Crane ducked under it nicely.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Takano looks to land a right hand but Crane moved out of range.
Crane connects with the punch.
Takano connects with a looping right hand.
Crane scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Takano doesn't seem bothered though.
A low kick from Takano misses
and Crane counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Takano throws a body shot but no joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crane scores with a hook to the body. Takano takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Crane is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Takano.
Crane misses with a jab, cross combination.
Takano moves into range and lands a nice leg 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!
Takano scores with a leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Takano.
Crane swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Takano throws a shot from downtown. Crane moves away and avoids it.
As Takano looks to move away, Crane throws a big counter combo but Takano just gets out of the way.
Takano pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A slapping leg kick lands for Takano.
Crane looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Crane throws a lazy uppercut
and Takano counters with a nice kick to the body.
Takano misses the shot to the body.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Takano now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Crane is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Takano manages to avoid it.
Sloppy strikes from Takano. Those never looked like landing.
A counter left hand to the body from Crane misses its target.
Takano lands a nice hook to Crane's body. Crane takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Takano uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Takano slips a straight right by Crane.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane avoids the head kick by Takano.
Takano ducks right into an uppercut from Crane.
Takano uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Takano slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Takano misses with a straight right.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Takano takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Takano blocks a jab.
Crane chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Takano can pounce on him.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Takano misses with a low kick.
Takano has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Crane avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Crane swings for the body but Takano moves out of range.
Crane tries to bum rush Takano with a series of wild strikes but Takano uses good footwork to avoid the assault.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane cracks Takano with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Crane throws a hook to the side of Takano's head but Takano sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Takano swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Crane throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Takano sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Crane misses with an uppercut
and Takano counters with a nice low kick that buckles Crane's knee momentarily.
A nice leg kick lands there from Takano.
A decent looking cross lands there for Takano.
Takano throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Ichabod Crane is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Takano walks into a jab.
Takano uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Crane.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Takano tries to work over Crane's front leg with a kick but Crane checks it.
Crane swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Takano counters with a stiff right hand.
Takano misses with a body shot
and Crane counters with a stiff right hand.
Crane throws a body punch but Takano moves out of range.
Takano appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Takano scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Crane throws out a loose jab but Takano uses good head movement to avoid it.
Crane with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Takano shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Takano thows a leg kick but Crane checks it
and Crane counters with a right hand to the body.
Takano keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crane checks the leg kick nicely there.
A low kick from Takano misses
and Crane makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Takano throws a shot from downtown. Crane moves away and avoids it.
Takano looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Crane is looking to counter punch.
Takano ducks under a wild hook from Crane.
Crane throws a looping overhand right but Takano ducks down to avoid it.
Takano is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Crane.
Yuki Takano has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Crane scores with a jab.
Crane swings for the body but Takano moves out of range.
Takano is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Crane with a body shot.

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 Ichabod Crane.
Well Crane 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 30:27
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 30:27
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ichabod Crane!

A very excited looking Ichabod Crane made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Event: Ascension Return of The D     
Date:   Jun 29, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Raylan Crowder and Ichabod Crane. Crane has chosen Way of The Ninja as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. The fight MMA fans around the world have waited their entire lives for!

167 cm
28
149 lbs
18 - 7 - 1
165 cm
29
154 lbs
21 - 16 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Sin City Allstars
Perkele!



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Raylan Crowder!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Ichabod Crane!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Jack Bonds and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Crane with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Crowder keeps the fight on the outside.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Crowder does a little dance to reset his feet.
Crane with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Crowder uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Crane.
Crowder seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Crowder fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Crane manages to avoid it.
Crane swings for the body but Crowder moves out of range.
Crane uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Crowder.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Crane connects with a right hand. Crowder shakes it off.
Crane throws a looping overhand right but Crowder ducks down to avoid it.
Crowder thuds a left hand into Crane's body.
Crane is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Crowder rather than just go for the knockout.
Crane misses with the combination.
Crowder swings and misses with a hook to the body.

Crowder has closed the distance and engaged Crane in a clinch.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Crane's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Crane walks into a left hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Crowder.
Crowder bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Crowder throws a hook but Crane blocks it.
Crane keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Crane swings widly with a right hand
enabling Crowder to counter with a crisp jab.
Crane lands a jab to the head.
Crane with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Crowder to score with a decent uppercut.
Crane misses with a wild body shot.
Nice shot by Crane.
Crowder lands a body shot.
Crane lands a slapping body shot.
Nice defenses there by Crowder.
Crowder uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Crane lands a jab to Crowder's midsection.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Crane blocks a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crowder misses with a hook. Crane ducked under it nicely.
Crane fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Crowder uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Crane.
Good shot there by Crane.

Crane clinches up against the cage.
Crane is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Crowder is defending well for now.
A hook to the body from Crowder.
Crowder can't find room to land a body shot as Crane controls the action.

Crane breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Crane getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Crane connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Crowder momentarily.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Crowder does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nice cross by Crowder.
Crane connects with a body shot.
Crowder lands an overhand right.
Crowder throws a body shot but no joy.
Crowder uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crowder throws the left hand but Crane avoids the punch easily.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crowder. Crane does a little dance to reset his feet.
Crane now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Crane lands a nice hook to Crowder's body. Crowder takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
A left lands for Crowder.
Crowder takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Crane takes a swing at Crowder's ribcage but misses.
Crowder throws a quick inside leg kick.
Crowder throws a leg kick but Crane checks it.
Crane scores with a sloppy right hand. Crowder should have avoided that one.
Crane misses with an uppercut.
Crowder was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Crane connects with a nice looking jab.
Crowder scores with a spinning back kick!
Crane misses with a body shot.
Crane missing with a left hand there. Crowder was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Crowder misses with a straight left.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Crowder scores with a jab to the jaw.
Crane misses with a looping left.
Crowder takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Crowder connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.

Crowder has managed to clinch.
Crane doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Crane pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Crane misses with a hook. Crowder ducked under it nicely.
Crowder cracks Crane with an open hand slap.
Nice uppercut there from Crane.
Crowder is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Crane doesn't manage to clinch there - Crowder circles away.
Crane misses with an uppercut
and Crowder counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Crowder pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Crane takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Crane throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A swing and a miss from Crane.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Ichabod Crane will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Crowder throws a hook to the side of Crane's head but Crane sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Crowder takes one to the side of the head.
Crowder keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crowder is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Crowder misses with a looping right.
Crane lands a jab.
A swing and a miss from Crowder.
Crowder misses with a left hand
and Crane counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Crowder fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Crane manages to avoid it.
Crane looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Crowder is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Crane looks to land a combination but Crowder avoids it well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crowder uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Crane looks to score with a jab to the body but Crowder is just out of range.
Crane ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Crane digs a good body shot into Crowder's ribs.
Crane misses with a hook
and Crowder counters with a right hand to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crowder takes a swing at Crane's ribcage but misses.
Crowder throws a lazy right hand but Crane sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Crowder tries to land a leg kick but Crane saw it coming and moves away.
Crane now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Crane throws a body punch but Crowder moves out of range.
Crowder throws a hook but Crane avoids it easily.
Crowder swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Crowder takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Ichabod Crane seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Crane moves away from the strike by Crowder.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Crane, as that shot connected.
Crowder connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Crowder takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Crowder moves out of range as Crane strikes.
Crowder takes one on the button.
Crowder throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Crowder tries a low kick but Crane avoids it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crowder lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Crane circles away quickly and effectively.
Crane slips a straight right by Crowder.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Crowder dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Crane keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crowder lands with a nice body punch.
A telegraphed right hand from Crane misses the target.
Crane takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
A jab from Crane finds it's way through Crowder's defenses.
Crane throws out a powerful jab.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Crowder.
Crowder scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Crowder fails in his attempt to clinch.
Crane uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Crowder has time to react.
Crane 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.
Jab, jab by Crowder - just one landing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crowder connects with a body shot that sends Crane's belly button to the back.
A telegraphed right hand from Crowder misses the target.
Crane uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Crowder goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Crane jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Crowder fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Crane on the side of the head.
Crane throws a shot to the body.
Crane takes a jab right on the kisser.
A solid leg kick lands there for Crowder.
Crane staying out of range there.
Crane uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Crane throws a hook but Crowder blocks it.
Crane rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Crowder counters with a slapping leg kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Crowder throws out a powerful jab.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Crowder takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crowder throws a lazy right hand but Crane sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Crowder throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Crane misses with a hook.
Crowder throwing a counter right hand but Crane manages to avoid it.
Crowder throws a sloppy body shot
letting Crane counter with a right hand.
Crane swings for the body but Crowder moves out of range.
Crane looks to score with a jab to the body but Crowder is just out of range.
Crane uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Crowder.
Crane doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Crane jabs at Crowder's body.
Crowder ducks under a wild hook from Crane.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Crowder avoids the body shot from Crane.
Crane staying out of range there.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Crowder thuds a left hand into Crane's body.
Crowder moves in looking to clinch but Crane pushes him off.
Crowder pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Ichabod Crane will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


A clash of legs there as Crane blocks the low kick.
Crane scores with a body shot.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Crane scores with a hook to the body. Crowder takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Crowder misses with a wild body shot.
Crowder looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Crowder thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Crane if he has to take too many more of those.
Crowder throws a body shot but no joy.
Crane thows a left - swing and a miss!
Crane throws a series of punches but Crowder moves out of range.
Crane missing with a left hand there. Crowder 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.
Crane lands an overhand right.
A punch combination from Crowder misses.
Crowder throws the left hand but Crane avoids the punch easily.
Crane walks into a stiff left hand from Crowder.
Crane uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Crowder.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crowder takes a swing at Crane's ribcage but misses.
Crowder takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
A swing and a miss from Crane.
Crane takes a swing at Crowder's ribcage but misses.
Crane tries to clinch up.
Crane connects with a body shot that sends Crowder's belly button to the back.
Crowder scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Crowder misses with a body shot.
Crowder attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Crowder wants to clinch up but Crane keeps it at a distance.
Crowder catches Crane with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Crane takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Crane scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Crowder doesn't seem bothered though.
Sloppy strikes from Crane. Those never looked like landing.
Raylan Crowder has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Crane works the jab nicely.
Crowder throws a body shot but no joy.
Crowder works Crane's body with a nice hook.
Crane throws a body punch but Crowder moves out of range.
Crowder throws a front kick aimed at Crane's knee but Crane avoids it well.
Crowder throws a looping overhand right but Crane ducks down to avoid it.
Crane stuns Crowder with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Some wild striking there from Crane.
Crane moves out of range of the leg kick from Crowder.
Crane is looking for the big counter here.
Crowder moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Crane lands a slapping body shot.
Crane uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crowder.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crowder throws a hook to the side of Crane's head but Crane sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Crane drops his hands momentarily and Crowder takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Crowder ducks under a wild hook from Crane.
A counter left hand to the body from Crowder misses its target.
Crane swings for the body but Crowder moves out of range.
Crowder misses with a body shot.
Crane digs a good body shot into Crowder's ribs.
Crane avoids the body shot from Crowder.
Ichabod Crane is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Crane connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Crane lands a right hook to the body.
A big left from Crane misses.
A little feinted left hand from Crowder on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.

Crowder clinches up with Crane and pushes him back against the cage.

Crane pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Crowder looks to land a left hand but Crane moved out of range nicely.
Crane fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Crane uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Crowder.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crowder takes a shot to the body in his stride.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Crane lands a head shot.
Crane scores with a hook to the body. Crowder takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Crowder avoids the body shot from Crane.
A combination from Crane does no damage.
Crowder tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Crane was well out of range. Poor timing from Crowder.
Crowder misses with a low kick.
Crowder misses the shot to the body.
A cross from Crane lands.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Crowder misses the target.
Crowder lands a jab to Crane's midsection.
Crane displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Crowder throws out the jab.
Crowder just misses with a punch to the body.
Crowder throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Crane on the side of the head.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Ichabod Crane.
I've got Crane 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:29
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 28:29
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Ichabod Crane!

Ichabod Crane seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: Ascension 353     
Date:   Jun 03, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ichabod Crane and Raylan Crowder. Crane comes to the cage accompanied by Way of The Ninja. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

165 cm
29
154 lbs
21 - 15 - 0
167 cm
27
149 lbs
17 - 7 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

Perkele!
Sin City Allstars

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Ichabod Crane!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Raylan Crowder!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Jack Bonds and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Crowder throws a body punch but Crane moves out of range.
Crowder throws a body kick that misses.
Crane fails to land with a series of punches.
Crane misses with the combination.
Crane punishes Crowder's body with a nice straight punch.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Crowder 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.
Crane takes a jab right on the kisser.
Crowder is looking to clinch but Crane is avoiding it.

Crowder moves into range and clinches up with Crane.

Crane breaks the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crane slips a straight right by Crowder.
Crowder moves into range and connects with a jab.
Crowder avoids a punch combination nicely.
Crane misses with a double jab
and Crowder cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane falls off balance throwing a combination
and Crowder counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Crowder throws a leg kick which misses Crane's front leg but catches the back leg as Crane tries to avoid it.
Crowder slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Crowder moves into range and connects with a jab.
Crowder just misses with a punch to the body.
Crowder throws a body shot but no joy.
Crane throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Crane tries to bum rush Crowder with a series of wild strikes but Crowder uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Crowder moves away.
Crowder fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
A jab from Crane finds it's way through Crowder's defenses.
Crane fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Crowder throws a body shot but no joy.
Crane rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Crowder moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Crowder looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Crowder connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Crane misses with a few strikes there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crowder looks to land a right hand but Crane moved out of range.
Crowder uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Crane misses with a few strikes there.
Crowder keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crane misses with a jab, cross combination.
Crane is looking to wear down Crowder with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Crowder does a little dance to reset his feet.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Crane misses with a wild combination.
Crowder displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Crane throws out the jab.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Crowder was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Crane takes one on the button.
Crane with a jab.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Crane misses with a wild combination.
A countering left hand to the body from Crowder misses.
Crowder avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane misses with a looping right.
Crowder throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
No joy there for Crane, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
A nice side step and Crowder releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Crowder misses with a body shot.
Crowder looks to throw the jab but Crane is out of range.
Crane went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Crane throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Crowder.
Jab, jab by Crowder - just one landing.
Crowder throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Crowder swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Crowder takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Crowder scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Crane throws a combination that misses
and Crowder counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
A punch combination from Crane misses.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Crowder throws a jab but it's blocked by Crane.
Crane slips under a jab from Crowder.
A swing and a miss from Crowder.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crowder throws a low kick but Crane moves out of range easily.
Crowder misses with a looping left.
Crane throws a looping overhand right but Crowder ducks down to avoid it.
Crowder throws a hook to the side of Crane's head but Crane sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Crane takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Crane takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Crowder throws a body punch but Crane moves out of range.
Crane misses with a double jab.
Crowder throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Crowder.
Crane misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A big left from Crowder misses.
Crane appears to be looking for a big counter.
Crowder defending well as Crane loads up on a big left hand.
Crane throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Crowder.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Raylan Crowder 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.


Crane on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Crowder. Crowder obviously looking to wear him down.
Crowder with a jab.
Crowder's jab looks to have found its range, popping Crane under the eye.
Crowder slips a straight right by Crane.
Nice uppercut lands for Crowder. That snapped Crane's head back.
Crowder throws a looping overhand right but Crane ducks down to avoid it.
Crowder throws a looping overhand right but Crane ducks down to avoid it.
Crane throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Crane uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crowder.
Crane throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Crowder counters with a straight right hand.
Crowder swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A lazy left from Crane finds it's target.
Crowder lands with a right hand.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Crane uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crowder.
Crowder blocks a jab.
Crane with a jab.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Crowder was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Crane misses with a two punch combination.
Crane throws a right and a left that Crowder avoids nicely.
Crane misses with an uppercut.
Crowder comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Crane misses with a double jab
and Crowder counters with a straight right hand.
Crane looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Crane takes one to the side of the head.
Crowder throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Crane sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Crowder misses with an uppercut.
Crane misses with the combination.
Crane wants to clinch up but Crowder keeps it at a distance.
A big right from Crowder misses.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Crane works Crowder's body with a nice hook.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crowder scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Some wild striking there from Crowder.
Crowder misses the shot to the body.
Crane jabs Crowder to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Crane comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Crane misses with a hook
and Crowder counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Crowder uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Crowder uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Crane.
Crane avoids the body shot from Crowder.
Crane is looking to counter punch.
Crowder on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Crane misses with a wild body shot.
Ichabod Crane is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Crowder lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Crowder throws a body punch but Crane moves out of range.
Crane is looking for a counter combo.
Crowder comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Crowder lands with a nice body punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Crowder fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Crane manages to avoid it.
As Crowder looks to move away, Crane throws a big counter combo but Crowder just gets out of the way.
Crane throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Crowder.
Crowder just misses with a punch to the body.
Crane throws a right hand that Crowder ducks under and follows up with a left that Crowder also avoids with ease.
Crowder is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Crane with a body shot.
Crowder shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Crane eats them both and turns towards Crowder to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Crowder uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
A countering left hand to the body from Crowder misses.
Crane on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Crane misses with the combination.
It seemed like Crowder was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Crowder misses with a series of wild punches.
Crane misses with a two punch combination.
Crowder looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Crowder misses with a double jab
and Crane connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Crowder moves forwards but Crane connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Crane throws a hook but Crowder blocks it.
Crane misses the shot to the body.
Crane looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Crowder misses with a body shot.
Sloppy strikes from Crane. Those never looked like landing.
Crane throws a right and a left that Crowder avoids nicely.
Crane fails to land with a series of punches.
Crane takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Crane takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Crowder scores with a jab.
Crane scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Crowder slips a jab and a cross from Crane.
Raylan Crowder seems to be getting the better of the standup.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Crowder moves away.
Crane takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Crowder ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Crowder! But no joy.
Crowder throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Crane counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Raylan Crowder will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Crane's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Crowder gets in close and tags Crane with a short punch that almost sends Crane to the mat! Oh Crane is in big trouble! He turns his back on Crowder, trying to create some distance but Crowder rushes him, striking wildly and Crane goes down! The referee tackles Crowder into the cage to end the fight! Crowder is one violent man!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:05 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Raylan Crowder!
An out of breath Raylan Crowder thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: EPL Semi-Final     
Date:   Apr 21, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ichabod Crane and Rasva Jorma. Crane comes to the cage accompanied by Way of The Ninja. Jorma has chosen Captain Awesome's Theme Song as his entrance music. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

165 cm
28
154 lbs
20 - 15 - 0
166 cm
36
147 lbs
25 - 15 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Lethal high kicks
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Ichabod Crane!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Rasva Jorma!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Crane changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Jorma uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Jorma unleashes a big counter combination but Crane bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Rasva Jorma seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Crane looks to land a combination but Jorma avoids it well.
Crane swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Jorma.
Jorma lands with a hook. Crane tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Jorma misses with a straight right.
Jorma misses the shot to the body.
Jorma is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Crane.
Jorma connects with a leg kick. Crane looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Crane swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Some wild striking there from Crane.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Crane scores with a jab. Jorma acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Crane moves out of range of the body kick.
Jorma fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Crane checks it well.
Crane throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Jorma on the side of the head.
Jorma looks for the body kick but Crane saw that one coming.
Jorma doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Jorma throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jorma paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Jorma walks into a left hand.
A combination from Crane does no damage.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Jorma, as that shot connected.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Jorma does a little dance to reset his feet.
Jorma looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Jorma misses with an attempted mid kick.
Jorma throws a front kick aimed at Crane's knee but Crane avoids it well.
As Jorma looks to move away, Crane throws a big counter combo but Jorma just gets out of the way.
Jorma throws a chopping leg kick but Crane manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Jorma displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Crane throws out the jab.
Some bone on bone action there as Crane checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Crane checks the leg kick.
Jorma keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crane scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Jorma catches Crane with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Jorma fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Crane looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Crane lands a right hook to the body.
Jorma dodges the punch combination from Crane.
Crane scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jorma swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Crane.
Jorma throws a leg kick that is checked
and Crane makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Jorma throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Crane is looking to wear down Jorma with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Jorma takes a jab right on the kisser.
Jorma looks to land a right hand but Crane moved out of range.
Crane misses with a jab, cross combination.
Jorma throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Crane misses with a jab, cross combination.
Jorma swinging wildly here.
Crane misses with a jab, cross combination.
Jorma throws a low kick but Crane avoids it.
Crane ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Crane scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Jorma doesn't seem bothered though.
Crane fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Crane lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Jorma circles away quickly and effectively.
Jorma doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Some wild striking there from Crane.
Crane takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Jorma gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Crane.
Crane rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Jorma moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Jorma shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Crane but Crane pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Jorma tried to score with a low kick but Crane checks it.
Crane throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Jorma steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Crane.
Crane looks to land a combination but Jorma avoids it well.
Crane takes a swing at Jorma's ribcage but misses.
Crane displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Crane punishes Jorma's body with a nice straight punch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Jorma throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Crane throws a shot from downtown. Jorma moves away and avoids it.
Jorma takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Jorma misses with a leg kick.
Jorma fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Crane checks it well.
Crane throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Jorma dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Crane. That did some damage!
Jorma looks for the body kick but Crane saw that one coming.
Jorma connects with a crisp jab.
Jorma moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Jorma throws a half hearted mid kick.
Crane appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Jorma tries to work over Crane's front leg with a kick but Crane checks it.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Crane swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Jorma pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Jorma flicks out a counter leg kick but Crane steps away.
Crane digs a good hook to Jorma's body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ichabod Crane 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.


Jorma lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Crane blocks a head kick by Jorma.
Crane stalks Jorma and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Jorma's face. Jorma staggers backwards, shaken.
Jorma avoids a punch combination nicely.
Jorma uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Crane.
Jorma throws the kick towards the body but Crane avoids it.
Jorma bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Jorma displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Jorma tries to score with a low kick but Crane moves his leg out of the way.
Crane is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Jorma can do to turn this around?
Jorma attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Jorma avoids a punch combination nicely.
Jorma misses with a leg kick
and Jorma takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A leg kick checked by Crane.
Crane misses with a double jab.
Crane throws a jab when Jorma was well out of range.
Ichabod Crane is winning the standup battle so far.
Crane lands a glancing blow to the side of Jorma's head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jorma misses with a looping left.
Jorma takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Jorma tries to land a front kick but Crane steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Ichabod Crane is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Jorma has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
A decent looking cross lands there for Crane.
Crane throws a body punch but Jorma moves out of range.
Jorma tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Crane checks a low kick from Jorma.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Jorma might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Crane has got the better of the exchanges.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Crane throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Crane throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Jorma unleashes a big counter combination but Crane bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Jorma was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Jorma walks into a jab.
Crane waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Jorma.
Jorma tries to land a leg kick but Crane saw it coming and moves away.
Crane throws a right and a left that both miss.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Jorma looking to land some kicks to the body here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Jorma swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Crane swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Crane throws a series of punches but Jorma avoids them all with ease.
Crane pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Crane throws a nice looking combination but Jorma bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Jorma looks for the body kick but Crane saw that one coming.
Crane misses with a two punch combination.
Crane connects with a right hand. Jorma shakes it off.
Crane takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Jorma slips a jab and a cross from Crane.
Crane throws out a loose jab but Jorma uses good head movement to avoid it.
Jorma looks for the body kick but Crane saw that one coming.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Jorma.
Crane checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Jorma scores to the head and body with a nice combination!

Crane drives through and clinches with Jorma against the cage.
Jorma lands a shot to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jorma tries to throw a body punch but Crane avoids it by throwing Jorma back against the cage.
Jorma takes a shot to the head.
Jorma can't find room to land a body shot as Crane controls the action.
Jorma lands a right hand that snaps the head of Crane backwards.
Jorma on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.

Crane escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Crane misses with a wild combination.
Jorma goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
A low kick from Jorma is predictable there
and Crane counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Crane throws a body punch but Jorma moves out of range.
Crane misses with a series of wild punches.
Jorma follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Decent striking displayed by Jorma there.
Ichabod Crane is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Crane misses with a jab, cross combination.
Crane is looking to clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jorma loads up on a big right hand but Crane slips the punch.
Jorma lands a nice looking kick to the body. Crane takes a step back to recover.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Jorma misses with a body kick.
Crane swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Crane bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Jorma's head backwards.
Jorma looks to land a combination but Crane avoids it well.
Crane is looking for a counter combo.
A telegraphed right hand from Jorma misses the target.
Crane lands a right hook to the body.
Crane throws a right hand that Jorma ducks under and follows up with a left that Jorma also avoids with ease.
Jorma throws a leg kick that misses.
Jorma throws the kick towards the body but Crane avoids it.
Crane darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Jorma is looking to land body kicks.
Crane lands a body shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Crane misses with a two punch combination.
Crane connects with a right hand. Jorma shakes it off.
Jorma lands a leg kick that knocks Crane off balance momentarily.
Crane scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Crane throws a nice looking combination but Jorma bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Jorma moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Crane has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Crane with a jab.
Crane thuds a left hand into Jorma's body.
Jorma throws a hook but Crane blocks it.

Crane moves into the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Crane fails to land.
Jorma misses with a short punch on the inside.

Jorma pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Jorma throws a jab but it's blocked by Crane.
Crane misses with a hook. Jorma ducked under it nicely.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A slow jab from Jorma misses its intended target.
A solid leg kick lands there for Jorma.
Jorma dodges the punch combination from Crane.
A jab from Jorma does it's job there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Crane tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Jorma lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Crane circles away quickly and effectively.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Jorma was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
No joy there for Crane, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Crane throws a right and a left that Jorma avoids nicely.
Crane scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
The fighters circling - Jorma throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Crane waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Jorma.
Crane looks to land a combination but Jorma avoids it well.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Jorma is looking to slow Crane down with leg kicks.
Crane avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Jorma manages to avoid it.
Jorma throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane doesn't manage to clinch there - Jorma circles away.
Jorma misses with a leg kick.
Jorma fails with a takedown attempt.
Jorma smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Crane throws a good cross that connects.
Jorma slips under a jab.
Crane backing away here, and Jorma unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Crane throws a lazy right hand but Jorma sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

Crane takes the fight into the clinch.
Jorma blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Crane has Jorma pushed against the cage.
Jorma can't find room to land a body shot as Crane controls the action.
Our sources have told us that Crane has been working on his knees in the buildup to the fight.
Jorma goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Crane struggles to land a body shot inside as Jorma controls his hands.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Jorma fails to land.
Jorma has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.

Crane escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Crane misses with a double jab.

Jorma shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Crane napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Jorma in side control, throwing shots but Crane defends.
The strikes coming from Jorma are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Ichabod Crane is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Jorma is pausing for a moment. What's he doing? It looks like he's clearing his nose. Oh dude! He's shot a load of snot all down Crane's shoulder. That is not cool.
Crane stops Jorma from passing to mount.
The ground and pound from Jorma seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Jorma misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Crane is trying to escape and get back to his feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jorma working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
You can see the frustration on Crane's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Crane tries to escape but Jorma is in control.
Jorma wants to lay and pray for a moment but Crane keeps working.
Crane is looking to work his way out of this bad position but Jorma is controlling him well.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.
Rasva Jorma has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

Jorma is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Crane knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Crane wants to get back to his feet but Jorma drags him back down.

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 Ichabod Crane.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Crane, 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 30:27
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 30:28
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ichabod Crane!

Ichabod Crane seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: APEX NINE     
Date:   Mar 19, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Wong Mongtong and Ichabod Crane. Crane has chosen Way of The Ninja as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

172 cm
38
150 lbs
37 - 20 - 2
165 cm
28
154 lbs
19 - 15 - 0
Good wrestling
World class MT
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 37 wins, 20 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Wong Mongtong!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Ichabod Crane!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Don Winkell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Crane throws a right and a left that Mongtong avoids nicely.
Crane 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.
Crane swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Crane checks a low kick from Mongtong.
Good work by Crane as he checks the leg kick.
Crane misses with a combination
and Mongtong counters with a one-two to the body.
Mongtong misses with an attempted mid kick.
Crane jabs Mongtong to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Crane checks the leg kick nicely there.
Mongtong's jab looks to have found its range, popping Crane under the eye.
Crane misses with the combination.
A head kick misses from Mongtong.
Mongtong misses with a looping left.
Crane checks a low kick from Mongtong.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Crane lands with a shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane lands a jab to the nose.
Crane checks a low kick from Mongtong.
Mongtong throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Mongtong takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Mongtong throws a half hearted mid kick.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Crane blocks the body kick.
Crane throws a counter combo.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Mongtong, right into the meat.
Crane swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Crane misses with a series of wild punches.
Mongtong avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Crane has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Crane there as he acknowledges the shot.
Mongtong looks to land a right hand but Crane moved out of range.
Mongtong looks to land a body kick but Crane moved away.
Mongtong throws a half hearted mid kick.
Crane jabbing away but nothing is landing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane misses with a double jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Mongtong throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Crane throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Crane swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Mongtong counters with an inside leg kick.
Crane misses with a straight left.
Crane moves into range and connects with a jab.
Crane lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Crane throws a right and a left that Mongtong avoids nicely.
Crane lands a two punch combo.
Mongtong pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Crane scores with the left hand. Mongtong knows he should have avoided that one.
Crane moves out of range of the body kick from Mongtong.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Mongtong 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 Crane has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Crane and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Crane checks a leg kick.
Crane works Mongtong's body with a nice hook.
Crane cracks a nice hook into Mongtong's ribs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
An attempted straight right counter from Mongtong misses the target.
Mongtong cracks Crane with a right hand to the side of the head.
Mongtong staying out of range there.
Mongtong fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Crane is out of range.
Mongtong lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Crane swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Mongtong counters with a good low kick that Crane was not able to check.
Crane throws a right and a left that both miss.
Crane scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Mongtong doesn't seem bothered though.
Mongtong lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Mongtong avoids a punch combination nicely.
Crane misses with a few strikes there.
Mongtong lands with an overhand left.
Crane tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Mongtong manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Mongtong chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Crane misses with a series of wild punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Crane avoids a kick to the body.
Mongtong walks into a jab.
Crane throws a combination that misses
and Mongtong counters with a leg kick.
Mongtong keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Mongtong lands a leg kick that knocks Crane off balance momentarily.
Crane's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Ichabod Crane seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
An inside leg kick from Mongtong misses.
Mongtong throws a leg kick that misses.
Mongtong shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Mongtong walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Crane checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Crane checks a low kick from Mongtong.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Mongtong swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Some bone on bone action there as Crane checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Mongtong fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Crane is out of range.
Crane moves out of range of the body kick from Mongtong.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Crane moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Mongtong lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Mongtong tries to score with a low kick but Crane moves his leg out of the way.
Crane throws a body punch but Mongtong moves out of range.
A combination from Crane does no damage.
Mongtong throws a nice inside leg kick.
Good leg kick by Mongtong there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Decent striking displayed by Mongtong there.
Crane lands with a nice body punch.
Mongtong throws a leg kick but Crane sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Crane will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Mongtong throws a leg kick that is checked
and Crane counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Mongtong throws a quick inside leg kick.
Crane connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Ichabod Crane is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Mongtong, as that shot connected.
Mongtong is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Mongtong gets tackled into the cage by Crane. Crane maintains the clinch.

Crane pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Crane swings for the body but Mongtong moves out of range.
Crane fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Mongtong looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Mongtong does a little dance to reset his feet.
Mongtong scores with a kick to the body.
Crane lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Mongtong scoring well with a low kick there.
Crane misses with a series of wild punches.
Crane rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Mongtong moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Mongtong wants to slow Crane down by chopping away at his legs.
A leg kick checked by Crane.
Crane fails to land with a series of punches.
Crane throws a wild combination but nothing lands.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mongtong slips under a jab from Crane.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Crane lands a two punch combo.
Mongtong is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Crane.
Mongtong connects with a leg kick. Crane looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
A clash of legs there as Crane blocks the low kick.
Crane throws a hook but Mongtong avoids it easily.
Mongtong has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Mongtong circles away from the clinch attempt.
Danga de danga de dang - Crane scores with a four punch combination!
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Mongtong manages to avoid it.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Mongtong.
Mongtong throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Crane misses with a series of wild punches.
Crane is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Mongtong rather than just go for the knockout.
Crane tries to clinch but Mongtong moves out of range.
Crane throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mongtong misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Crane swinging wildly here.
Crane lands with a hook. Mongtong tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Crane blocks a head kick by Mongtong.
Mongtong showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Crane.
Mongtong throws a wild body kick that Crane sees coming a mile off.
Mongtong connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Mongtong ducks right into an uppercut from Crane.
Crane throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Mongtong slips a jab and a cross from Crane.
Crane thuds a left hand into Mongtong's body.
Mongtong throws a leg kick
and Crane counters with a series of strikes. Mongtong will be more careful next time no doubt.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Mongtong throws a leg kick which misses Crane's front leg but catches the back leg as Crane tries to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Mongtong throws a half hearted mid kick.
Mongtong uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Crane.
Some wild striking there from Crane.
Crane looks to land a combination. Mongtong sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Mongtong tries to land a leg kick but Crane saw it coming and moves away.
Mongtong takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Mongtong throws a leg kick but Crane sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Crane throws a nice looking combination but Mongtong bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
It looked like Mongtong wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Crane throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Mongtong looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Mongtong thuds his shin into the meat of Crane's side.
Crane moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Mongtong throws a leg kick that misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ichabod Crane showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Mongtong stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Crane fails to land with a series of punches.
Mongtong thinks about countering with a head kick.
Crane throws a one two combo.
Mongtong with a hook.
Crane checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Ichabod Crane seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Mongtong fails to land with a series of punches.
Good shot there by Mongtong.
Mongtong turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Crane swings for the body but Mongtong moves out of range.
Crane has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Crane looks to land a combination but Mongtong avoids it well.
Crane misses with a double jab
and Mongtong counters with a solid body kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Some wild striking there from Crane.
Crane takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Crane gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Mongtong throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Crane blocks it with crossed arms.
Crane lands a right hand.
A right hand to the body from Crane.
Mongtong trying to land knees to the body.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Mongtong obliges.
Mongtong trying to land knees to the body.
Crane blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Crane breaks from the clinch.
Crane misses with a double jab
and Mongtong counters with a straight right hand.
Mongtong throws a low kick, looking for Crane's leg but Crane calmly moves out of range.
Crane throws a counter combo.
Crane swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Mongtong is looking to counter punch.
Nice defenses there by Mongtong.
Crane misses with the combination.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mongtong misses with a kick to the body.
Crane misses with a wild combination.
Mongtong ducks under a wild hook from Crane.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Mongtong takes one on the chin but seems OK.
A leg kick checked by Crane.
Crane throws a body punch but Mongtong moves out of range.
Mongtong appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Crane moves out of range as Mongtong throws a body kick.
Mongtong lands a leg kick that knocks Crane off balance momentarily.
Mongtong dodges the punch combination from Crane.
Mongtong doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Mongtong.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Mongtong gets tackled into the cage by Crane. Crane maintains the clinch.
Crane blocks an elbow strike from Mongtong.
Crane lands an uppercut.
Mongtong tries to work over Crane's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Crane is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.

Crane pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Crane wants to clinch.
Crane jabs Mongtong to the body, keeping him at a distance.

Crane rushes Mongtong and presses him up against the cage.
A frustrated look appears on Crane's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Crane avoiding damage as Mongtong throws knees to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mongtong tries to land knees in the clinch but Crane avoids the damage to the body.
Mongtong prevents a body shot from Crane.
Crane tries a body shot but Mongtong blocks it.
Mongtong lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Mongtong looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Mongtong prevents a body shot from Crane.
Crane misses with a punch on the inside.
Crane throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Mongtongs head.

Crane's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
An inside leg kick lands from Mongtong.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Mongtong cracks Crane with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Mongtong throws a poor cross that misses
and Crane counters with a nice uppercut.
Mongtong throws a leg kick but Crane sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Crane lands a nice shot that snaps Mongtong's head back.
Crane throws an overhand right that lands on Mongtong's shoulder, as Mongtong tries to avoid the shot.
Mongtong pivots, looking for a leg kick but Crane is out of range and Mongtong settles back down.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Mongtong blocks a jab.
Mongtong slips under a jab.
Mongtong staying out of range there.
Crane fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Crane on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Mongtong throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Mongtong fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Crane checks it well.
Crane checks a low kick from Mongtong.
Crane avoids the head kick by Mongtong.
Mongtong connects with a solid leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Crane scores with a three punch combo!
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Mongtong moves away.
Mongtong takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Crane lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mongtong slips a jab and a cross from Crane.
Mongtong throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Crane takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Mongtong slips a jab from Crane.
Crane misses with a double jab.
Mongtong tries to land a leg kick but Crane saw it coming and moves away.
Mongtong showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Crane.
Mongtong is looking to counter with a body kick.
Crane tries to clinch up but Mongtong circles away and keeps his distance.
Crane swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Mongtong chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Crane throws a series of punches but Mongtong avoids them all with ease.
Mongtong throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Mongtong connects with a nice looking jab.
Crane misses with a two punch combination.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mongtong throws a leg kick which misses Crane's front leg but catches the back leg as Crane tries to avoid it.
A solid leg kick lands there for Mongtong.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Mongtong bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Mongtong dodges the punch combination from Crane.
Mongtong lands with a thumping leg kick.
Crane uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Mongtong.
Crane lands a nice shot that snaps Mongtong's head back.
Crane tries to clinch up.
Mongtong takes one to the chin there.
Mongtong moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Crane uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Mongtong.
Crane misses with a double jab.
Mongtong swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane misses with a double jab.
As Crane backs away, Mongtong returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Mongtong circles away from the clinch attempt.

Crane gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Mongtong tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Mongtong tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Crane avoids it.
A nice right hand lands inside from Crane.
A left hand lands to the body for Crane.
Crane has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Mongtong.
Mongtong is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Crane is defending well for now.
Mongtong lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Mongtong throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Mongtong misses with an elbow over the top.
Crane stalling.

Crane breaks from the clinch.
Crane will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane looks to land a combination. Mongtong sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Crane fails with an attempt to clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A combination from Crane does no damage.
Mongtong tried to counter with a leg kick but Crane avoided it.
Crane staying out of range there.
Crane is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Mongtong with a body shot.
Sloppy strikes from Crane. Those never looked like landing.
Mongtong scores with a nice strike.
Crane throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Mongtong.
An inside leg kick from Mongtong misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Crane! But no joy.
Mongtong staying out of range there.
As Crane backs away, Mongtong returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Crane takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
A low kick from Mongtong is predictable there
and Crane counters with a series of strikes. Mongtong will be more careful next time no doubt.
Mongtong throws a leg kick that misses.
Mongtong misses with an attempted mid kick.
Crane throws a series of punches but Mongtong avoids them all with ease.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ichabod Crane dominated that fourth round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Mongtong dodges the punch combination from Crane.
Crane ducks under a wild hook from Mongtong.
Crane misses with a looping right.
Mongtong fires out a quick counter leg kick but Crane just manages to avoid it.
Mongtong connects with a high kick.
Mongtong avoids the body shot from Crane.
Mongtong connects with a solid leg kick.
Crane checks a low kick from Mongtong.
Mongtong avoids the body shot from Crane.
Crane wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crane throws a left and a right that both miss
and Mongtong counters with an inside leg kick.
Crane checks a leg kick nicely.
Crane let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Crane cracks a nice hook into Mongtong's ribs.
Crane checks a low kick from Mongtong.
Mongtong throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mongtong throws a head kick that Crane semi-blocks.
Mongtong lands with a hook. Crane tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Crane throws a right and a left that both miss.
Crane tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Mongtong throws a nice inside leg kick.
A nice leg kick lands there from Mongtong.
Mongtong takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Crane tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Mongtong manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Mongtong fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Crane.
Mongtong lets loose with a powerful body kick. Crane will feel that in the morning.
A jab lands there for Crane.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Mongtong. Crane shrugs it off though.
Mongtong looks for the body kick but Crane saw that one coming.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Crane misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Wong Mongtong has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mongtong looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Crane is looking for the big counter here.
Mongtong misses with an uppercut.
Crane checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Mongtong throws a nice outside leg kick.
Crane smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Mongtong tries to work over Crane's front leg with a kick but Crane checks it.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Mongtong was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Crane takes a swing at Mongtong's ribcage but misses.
Mongtong tries a head kick but it misses.
Mongtong tries to land a leg kick but Crane saw it coming and moves away.
Crane lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Crane.
Mongtong looks to land a left hand but Crane moved out of range nicely.
A right-left combo lands from Crane.
Crane misses with a double jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Crane has taken the fight to the clinch.

Crane breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Crane slips a straight right by Mongtong.
Crane lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
A bone on bone clash there as Crane blocks the leg kick.
A combination from Crane does no damage.
Crane uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Mongtong.
Ichabod Crane is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Crane misses with a double jab.
Mongtong motions for Crane to come forward. Mongtong throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Crane is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Mongtong throws the kick towards the body but Crane avoids it.
Crane looks to land a combination but Mongtong avoids it well.
Crane throws a series of punches but Mongtong moves out of range.
Mongtong scoring well with a low kick there.
No joy there for Crane, who threw a few shots but didn't land.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane throws a combination. Mongtong tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Crane throws a right and a left that both miss.
Crane is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
This has been an exciting period of action!
Crane doesn't manage to clinch there - Mongtong circles away.
Mongtong throws a sloppy head kick and Crane moves out of range easily.
Crane has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Mongtong.
Crane punishes Mongtong's body with a nice straight punch.
Crane moves out of range of the leg kick from Mongtong.
Crane checks a leg kick.
Mongtong throws a low kick but Crane moves out of range easily.
Crane shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Mongtong eats them both and turns towards Crane to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Crane looks to land a combination but Mongtong avoids it well.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Crane.
Mongtong takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Crane misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 45:50
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 45:50
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ichabod Crane!

A victorious Ichabod Crane 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: APEX SIX     
Date:   Feb 13, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ichabod Crane and Rick Patton. Crane's entrance music is Way of The Ninja. A fine choice. I don't know about you partner, but I'm pumped for this one!

165 cm
28
154 lbs
18 - 15 - 0
172 cm
34
155 lbs
15 - 13 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Ichabod Crane!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Rick Patton!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Patton punishes Crane's body with a nice straight punch.

Crane moves into the clinch successfully.
Patton blocks an uppercut.
Crane scores with a nice hook to the head.
Patton has a couple of punches blocked by Crane.
Patton misses with a body punch.
Patton tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Patton doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Crane throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Crane.
Patton swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Our sources have told us that Crane has been working on his knees in the buildup to the fight.
Patton tries to work over Crane's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Patton breaks from the clinch.
Patton looks to score with a jab to the body but Crane is just out of range.
A little feinted left hand from Crane on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Patton misses with a hook
and Crane counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Crane connects with the punch.
Patton swings away with a body shot that misses
and Crane counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Crane throws a right hand that Patton ducks under and follows up with a left that Patton also avoids with ease.
Patton shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Crane as he avoids it easily.
Patton 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.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Patton.
Crane throws a nice looking combination but Patton bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Crane takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Crane lands a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Patton gets a double leg takedown into Crane's guard.
Patton lands a couple of elbows.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Crane looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Patton wants to pass the guard but Crane is keeping the position.
Patton wants to control from the top but Crane keeps moving.

Crane manages to wriggle out and sneak his way back up to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched up against the ropes.

Crane breaks from the clinch.
Crane wants to clinch.
Crane keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

Patton darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Patton thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Crane's head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane looks like he's trying to stand up.
Crane is trying to get back to full guard.
Patton wants to control but Crane is keeping him busy.
Patton throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Patton scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Crane wants to control but Patton is keeping busy.
Patton tries to pass to full mount but Crane defends it.
Crane pushes Patton off looking to stand but Patton dives back in and keeps control.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Crane stands up and beckons Patton to his feet.

Crane closes the distance and clinches.

Crane breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Crane slips under a jab from Patton.
Patton connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Crane momentarily.
Crane listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Crane will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Patton connects with a nice looking jab.
Patton takes one on the button.
Patton throws the left hand but Crane avoids the punch easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circling - Patton throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Crane lands a body shot.
Crane scores with a nice head shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Nice takedown defense from Crane. No joy for Patton on that attempt.
Crane throws a one two combo.
Patton takes a swing at Crane's ribcage but misses.
Crane throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Crane is looking to wear down Patton with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
A big right from Crane misses.
A nice side step and Patton releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Patton lands with an uppercut that bounces Crane off the ropes and back into range.
Patton ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Crane moves away.
Patton throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Patton throws a right hand that misses
and Crane counters with a three punch combo that has Patton backing up. Patton nods at Crane to acknowledge the strikes.
Crane catches Patton with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Crane rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Patton moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Patton is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Crane misses with a jab, cross combination.
Crane uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Patton.
Crane throwing a counter right hand but Patton manages to avoid it.
Patton with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Crane!
Patton connects with a body shot that sends Crane's belly button to the back.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ichabod Crane 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.


Crane swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Crane is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Patton is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Crane.
Patton rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Crane makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Patton does a little dance to reset his feet.
Patton throws an overhand right that lands on Crane's shoulder, as Crane tries to avoid the shot.
Patton misses the shot to the body.
Patton misses the shot to the body.
Ichabod Crane is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Patton wants to clinch up but Crane keeps it at a distance.
Crane will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Patton! But no joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Patton comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Patton ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Crane moves away.
As Patton looks to move away, Crane throws a big counter combo but Patton just gets out of the way.
The fighters circling - Patton throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Crane takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Patton looks to clinch
and Crane counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Patton throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Crane is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Patton can do to turn this around?

That's one minute gone in the round.
Patton cracks Crane with a right hand to the side of the head.
Crane lands a slapping body shot.
Patton throws a body shot but no joy.
Patton wants to clinch.
Crane throws a body punch but Patton moves out of range.
Crane takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Patton throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Patton throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Crane sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rick Patton seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Crane rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Patton moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Patton appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.

Patton fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Crane, pushing him back against the ropes.

Crane's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Crane cracks Patton with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Patton fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Patton blocks a jab.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Patton.
Patton lands a nice shot to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Crane throws a body punch but Patton moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Crane bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Crane throws a big counter combination but Patton scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Patton fails to land the takedown.
A counter left hand to the body from Crane misses its target.
Crane getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Crane lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Patton circles away quickly and effectively.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Patton! But no joy.
Patton throws a body shot but no joy.
Patton throws an overhand right that lands on Crane's shoulder, as Crane tries to avoid the shot.
Patton looks to throw the jab but Crane is out of range.
Patton misses with a takedown attempt
and Patton takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Ichabod Crane has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Rick Patton.
Crane throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Ichabod Crane is winning the standup battle so far.
Crane slips a jab from Patton.
Crane scores with a shot to the body.
Patton takes a swing at Crane's ribcage but misses.
Crane is looking for a counter combo.
Patton slips a straight right by Crane.
Patton now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Crane!
Crane throws a right and a left that both miss.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Patton throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Some wild striking there from Patton.
Crane misses with a wild combination.
Crane connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Patton momentarily.
Crane with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Patton to score with a decent uppercut.
Crane fails to land with a series of punches.
Patton smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Patton misses with a takedown attempt - Crane sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Crane misses with a double jab.
Patton misses with an uppercut.
Crane will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Patton misses with a combination
and Crane counters with a nice uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane lands a glancing blow to the side of Patton's head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Crane throws a right hand that Patton ducks under and follows up with a left that Patton also avoids with ease.
Crane scores with a punch to the head.
Patton fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Crane looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Patton misses with a wild body shot.
Patton shoots and misses
and Crane counters with a nice uppercut.
Crane listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.

Patton moves into the clinch.
Crane prevents the takedown attempt.
Patton misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Crane tries to work over Patton's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Crane manages to break the clinch.
Crane throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Patton drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Crane misses with the combination.
Patton misses the shot to the body.
Crane appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Crane tries to close the distance and clinch up against the ropes but Patton paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Crane misses with a hook.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ichabod Crane 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.


Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Patton manages to avoid it.
Patton is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Crane swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Patton misses the shot to the body.
Patton throws a looping overhand right but Crane ducks down to avoid it.
Patton throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Patton staying out of range there.
Patton has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Patton there as he acknowledges the shot.
Crane throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Crane keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Patton.
It looked like Crane was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Patton.
Patton throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Crane misses with a two punch combination.
Patton throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Crane.
Patton has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Patton dodges the punch combination from Crane.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Patton lands a nice hook to Crane's body. Crane takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Some wild striking there from Crane.
Patton's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Crane connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Patton scrambles back to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Patton throws a body punch but Crane moves out of range.
Patton misses with a jab to the body
and Crane counters with a nice uppercut.
Crane uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Patton.
Crane is looking to clinch but Patton is avoiding it.

Patton gets a clinch.
Crane misses with a body punch.
Crane prevents a body shot from Patton.
Patton tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Crane's elbow.
Patton misses with some punches.
A battle for position here, against the ropes.
Crane blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Crane pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Patton throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Crane is looking to counter punch.
Crane wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Rick Patton has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane throws a right and a left that both miss.
Patton misses with the combination.
Patton throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Crane sees it coming and avoids it easily.

Crane has closed the distance and engaged Patton in a clinch.
Patton misses with a body punch.
Crane blocks a body shot from Patton.
A shot in the inside from Patton.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Crane breaks the clinch.
Nice jab there from Crane.
Patton looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Crane throws a good cross that connects.
Crane scores with a jab to the head.

Patton tries to keep at a distance but Crane has taken the fight into the clinch.
Patton tries a body shot but Crane blocks it.
Patton misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Crane tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Patton's elbow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Patton lands a body punch in the clinch.
Crane's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Patton drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.

Crane breaks from the clinch.
Crane connects with a good right hand that stumbles Patton. Patton circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Crane rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Patton moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Ichabod Crane is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Patton swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Ichabod Crane is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Crane lands a slapping body shot.
Crane is looking to clinch but Patton is avoiding it.

Crane clinches up against the ropes.
Crane stalling against the ropes.
Patton misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Ichabod Crane has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Patton lands a right hand.

Patton manages to break the clinch.
Patton walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Patton has his takedown stuffed
and Crane counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Patton thinking.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Some wild striking there from Crane.
Crane tries to close the distance and clinch but Patton swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Patton is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Crane with a body shot.
Patton tries to clinch but Crane is having none of it.
Crane throws a series of punches but Patton avoids them all with ease.
Crane misses with a double jab.
Crane takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Patton looks to land a right hand but Crane moved out of range.
A big left from Patton misses.
Crane seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Patton throws an ugly left hook that misses
letting Crane counter with a right hand.
Crane stuffs the takedown attempt from Patton. Patton gets slowly back to his feet.
Ichabod Crane has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Rick Patton.
Patton takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Patton throws out a loose jab but Crane uses good head movement to avoid it.
Patton drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Crane blocks a jab.
As Patton looks to move away, Crane throws a big counter combo but Patton just gets out of the way.

And that's the end of the fight!
Ichabod Crane showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Crane, 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 30:27
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 30:27
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ichabod Crane!

Ichabod Crane seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: SP-ICON Lopez V Marshal     
Date:   Jan 02, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ichabod Crane and Finn Balor. Crane comes to the cage accompanied by Way of The Ninja. Balor has chosen Monster as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

165 cm
27
154 lbs
18 - 14 - 0
172 cm
35
152 lbs
23 - 10 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Bullet Proof System

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Ichabod Crane!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Finn Balor!
The judges for this bout are Chris Saunders, Jeff Smith and Micheangelo Fripello.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Crane walks into a jab.
Crane throws a hook but Balor blocks it.
Balor looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Balor lands a high kick!
Balor throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Good exchange - Balor coming out on top.
Crane throws a jab but it's blocked by Balor.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Crane misses with a straight right.
A jab from Crane misses.
Crane takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Balor just misses with a punch to the body.
Balor tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Crane is able to avoid easily.
Donk. Crane catches Balor right on the button with a cross.
Crane waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Balor.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Crane connects with a crisp jab.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Balor moves away.
Balor raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Crane throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Balor has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Balor there as he acknowledges the shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Balor misses with a head kick.
Balor throws a body kick that misses.
Crane checks the leg kick.
Crane throws a head kick that misses.
Balor feints a counter leg kick.
Balor throws a body punch but Crane moves out of range.
Balor jabs Crane to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Crane takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Good leg kick by Balor there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Balor throws a body shot but no joy.
Crane misses with a straight left.
Balor throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
As Balor looks to move away, Crane throws a big counter combo but Balor just gets out of the way.
Nice defenses there by Crane.
Nice uppercut there from Crane.

It looks like Finn Balor has been cut.
A punch lands to the side of Crane 's head but he takes it in his stride.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Balor scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Balor bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Ichabod Crane is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Crane bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Balor's head.
Sloppy strikes from Crane. Those never looked like landing.
Crane swats away the attempt to clinch by Balor.
Crane connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Crane missing with a left hand there. Balor was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
The fighters circling - Balor throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Balor is looking to chop away at Crane's legs.
Crane on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Balor. Balor obviously looking to wear him down.
Balor connects with a body shot that sends Crane's belly button to the back.
Balor moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Balor throws a head kick but Crane moves out of range.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Balor moves away.
Crane tests Balor's chin there with a solid looking shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Balor looks to score with a jab to the body but Crane is just out of range.

Balor bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Crane is looking to work his way out of this bad position but Balor is controlling him well.
Balor working the ground and pound but Crane is defending the strikes.

Balor goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Crane rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Balor's guard! Nice work there by Crane!

Balor is looking for a triangle here but Crane uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.
Balor tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Crane wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Balor is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Crane wants to control but Balor is keeping him busy.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Crane decides to stand up, so the ref orders Balor to his feet.
Ichabod Crane seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A head kick misses from Crane.
Crane misses with a body shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Balor gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Crane.
Balor goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Crane will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Balor up against the cage.
Balor drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Balor lands a shoulder strike.
Balor lands an uppercut.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Balor misses with a punch to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Finn Balor will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Finn Balor's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Ichabod Crane is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Crane throws a right and a left that both miss.
Crane on the wrong end of a nice hook.
A head kick misses from Crane.
Crane throws a nice looking combination but Balor bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Balor connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Crane waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Balor.
Crane lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Balor lands a lovely overhand right.
Balor goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Crane misses with a few strikes there.
Balor tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Crane looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Crane throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Balor.
Balor appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Crane throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Balor tests Crane's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Crane misses with a right hand
enabling Balor to counter with a crisp jab.
Crane throws a combination that misses
letting Balor counter with a right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane thows a leg kick but Balor checks it

and Balor counters with a series of strikes that sends Crane to the canvas! Balor follows down into guard, looking to finish the fight!

Crane is rocked!

Balor thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Oh Crane is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Balor throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Crane is looking to stand back up but Balor counters by passing into half guard. Oops... bit sloppy there by Crane.
Crane seems to have got his legs back now.
Balor thows a huge punch but Crane dodges it nicely.
Balor working Crane over with strikes.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Balor wants to free his trapped foot but Crane is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Crane avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Balor.
Balor works his foot free and advances to mount.

Balor goes for an armbar but he's not got it… Crane turns into him and now he's in Balor's guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Balor throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

Balor working for a triangle but Crane defends it easily.
Balor wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

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

Balor looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Crane has picked Balor up and slammed him! Balor can't keep hold of the triangle and Crane manages to pass to side control!

Crane stands up and we're back to a striking position.
Balor avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Crane scoring well with a low kick there.
Crane takes a jab right on the kisser.

Balor moves into the clinch.
Balor tries to score a body lock takedown but Crane shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Our sources have told us that Crane has been working on his knees in the buildup to the fight.
Crane wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Crane's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Balor misses with a wild body shot.
Balor misses with a wild body shot.
Balor has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Crane checks a leg kick nicely.
Balor throws a wild body kick that Crane sees coming a mile off.
Crane throws an off balance right hand
and Balor counters with an inside leg kick.
Crane misses with a jab, cross combination.
Balor lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Crane at a distance.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Crane misses with a series of wild punches.
Balor thuds a left hand into Crane's body.
Crane takes a swing at Balor's ribcage but misses.
Balor scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Crane misses with a straight left.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Finn Balor showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Finn Balor's cut.
That's time! Crane's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


Balor showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Crane.
Balor misses with a kick to the body.
Crane takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Crane throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Crane scores with a decent looking hook.
Balor staying out of range there.
Crane rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Balor moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Despite the aggression on Balor's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Balor scores with a nice head shot.
Nice body punch from Balor.
Balor slips a jab from Crane.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Balor feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Cranes jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Crane misses with a low kick.
Balor throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Crane on the side of the head.
Crane misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

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

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Balor lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

Crane pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Crane looks to throw the jab but Balor is out of range.
Crane bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Balor's head backwards.
A punch combination from Crane misses.
Some wild striking there from Crane.
Balor feints the counter takedown.
Crane throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Balor avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
As Crane backs off Balor throws a huge counter combo but Crane manages to avoid it all.
Finn Balor seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Balor keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Crane.
Balor feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Cranes jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Balor tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Crane swivels and escapes.
Balor with a nice cross.
Crane throws a jab but it's blocked by Balor.
Balor tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Balor takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

Balor shoots in and gets a takedown into Crane's guard.

Crane is scooting his butt against the cage and has managed to get back to his feet. Balor presses him back against the cage, presumably looking to take the fight back to the mat.
Balor keeps control of Crane as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Balor tries for a takedown but Crane manages to get underhooks.
Crane blocks a body shot from Balor.
Balor tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Crane blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A frustrated look appears on Crane's face as he tries to break the clinch.

Crane breaks the clinch.
Crane throws out a powerful jab.
Balor lands with a nice body punch.

Balor shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.

Crane has scooted to the edge of the canvas and used the cage to get back to his feet. Balor has stuck on his opponent and is forcing him back against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crane wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Crane misses with a body punch.
Balor tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Balor misses with a punch to the body.
Balor cracks Crane with a nice body shot.

Balor has hold of one of Crane's legs. Crane is fighting the takedown attempt but Balor gets the trip and lands the takedown into guard.
Balor wants to control from the top but Crane keeps moving.
Finn Balor is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Balor stops Crane from standing up.
Ichabod Crane has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Balor engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Crane keeping full guard, as Balor tries to pass.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Balor controls from within his opponent's guard.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
A telegraphed right hand from Crane misses the target.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Chris Saunders scores the fight 29:28
Judge Jeff Smith scores the fight 28:29
Judge Micheangelo Fripello scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Finn Balor!

A relieved looking Finn Balor 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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RATING
68%

 

Event: SP-ICON Fight Night 29     
Date:   Dec 16, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ichabod Crane and Eliah Marshal. Crane comes to the cage accompanied by Way of The Ninja. Marshal comes into a darkened arena with his song building. "Straight Outta Compton" by NWA kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

165 cm
27
154 lbs
18 - 13 - 0
179 cm
33
155 lbs
31 - 15 - 0
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 featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Ichabod Crane!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Eliah Marshal!
The judges for this bout are Micheangelo Fripello, Colin Fray and Chris Saunders.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Crane misses with a hook
and Crane takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Marshal lands with a kick to the temple. Crane shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Marshal slips a straight right by Crane.
Marshal is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
A big left from Crane misses.
Crane tries a head kick but it misses.
Crane misses with a left hand
and Marshal counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Marshal misses with a jab, cross combination.
Crane was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Crane throws a sloppy body shot
and Marshal connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Marshal is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Marshal with a hook.
Crane scores with a one two! Marshal had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Nice uppercut lands for Crane. That snapped Marshal's head back.
Crane lands a jab-cross combination.

It looks like Eliah Marshal has been cut.
Marshal takes one to the chin there.

Marshal is rocked!
Marshal takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Crane's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Marshal connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Crane scrambles back to his feet.
Marshal takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Crane misses with an uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crane throws the left hand but Marshal avoids the punch easily.
Marshal lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Crane avoids the head kick by Marshal.
Marshal comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Crane throws a looping overhand right but Marshal ducks down to avoid it.
Marshal throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Crane.
Marshal throws out a leg kick but Crane moves out of range and Marshal only half commits.
Crane throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Marshal raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Marshal takes a jab right on the kisser.
Crane throws a body shot but no joy.
Marshal is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Crane takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Marshal throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Crane throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Marshal lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Some wild striking there from Crane.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Marshal keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Marshal swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
A slow jab from Crane misses its intended target.
Marshal keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crane throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Marshal sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Marshal moves out of range as Crane strikes.
Marshal lands a leg kick that knocks Crane off balance momentarily.
Crane checks a low kick from Marshal.
Marshal throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Marshal does a little dance to reset his feet.
Crane looks to land a left hand but Marshal moved out of range nicely.
Marshal tries to move into range but Crane moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Nice jab there from Crane.
Marshal lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Crane is looking to score with low kicks.
Crane walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Marshal checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Crane throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Marshal bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Crane's head backwards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Marshal thuds his right hand into Crane's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Marshal tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Crane paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Crane takes a swing at Marshal's ribcage but misses.
Marshal is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Crane takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Marshal is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Crane had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Marshal clobbers Crane with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Crane swats away the attempt to clinch by Marshal.
Marshal lands with a slapping head kick.
Marshal cracks the inside of Crane's front leg.
Marshal bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Marshal avoids a punch combination nicely.
Marshal slips a jab from Crane.
Marshal has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Crane throws the left hand but Marshal avoids the punch easily.
Crane scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Crane scores to the head and body with a nice combination!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Crane blocks a head kick by Marshal.
Crane throws a jab but it's blocked by Marshal.
Marshal scores with a head kick.
Marshal throws a head kick that half lands.
Marshal tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Marshal throws a leg kick but Crane sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Crane ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Crane went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Marshal throws a lazy head kick
and Crane counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Crane missing with a left hand there. Marshal was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Marshal misses with a hook.
Marshal cracks Crane with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Marshal is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Crane.
Crane has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Marshal.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Marshal goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Crane tries to bum rush Marshal with a series of wild strikes but Marshal uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Marshal avoids a punch combination nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Eliah Marshal will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Eliah Marshal's cut.
That's time! Crane's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Crane throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Marshal counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Nice shot lands for Marshal.
Marshal lands a nice looking body shot.
Marshal ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Marshal tries to clinch but Crane is having none of it.
Marshal uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Crane.
Crane misses with a few strikes there.
Crane looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Crane swings widly with a right hand
and Marshal counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Crane crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Marshal - the referee stops the clock and Crane gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Marshal. Crane manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Marshal lands with a nice body punch.
Crane has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Crane there as he acknowledges the shot.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Marshal jabs Crane to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Eliah Marshal seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Crane throws an overhand right that lands on Marshal's shoulder, as Marshal tries to avoid the shot.
Crane fails to land with a series of punches.
Crane misses with a straight left.

Marshal pushes Crane up against the cage in a clinch.
Crane blocks an uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Marshal misses with a punch on the inside.
Crane wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Marshal lands a damaging elbow.

It looks like Ichabod Crane has been cut.
Crane misses with a hook to the ribs.
Crane is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Marshal is keeping busy.
A head punch on the inside from Crane fails to land.
Marshal with a knee to the head.
Marshal has a couple of punches blocked by Crane.
Marshal tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Marshal creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Crane tries to break the clinch but Marshal is controlling the position.
Crane is trying to break the clinch but Marshal has him pressed against the cage.

Crane pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Crane lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!

Marshal clinches up with Crane and pushes him back against the cage.
Marshal has Crane pushed against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Marshal throws a head punch that misses.
Crane blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Crane throws an elbow that misses.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Marshal lands with a short shot to the head.
Marshal content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Marshal working Crane over with knees to the body.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Marshal.
Crane working hard to break the clinch.
Crane working hard to break the clinch.
Marshal looking to slow down the pace here.
Marshal misses with some punches.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Marshal in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Marshal lands with a light punch inside.
Crane tries to circle away but Marshal has him pinned against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Marshal breaks the clinch.
Crane misses with a wild combination.
Crane throws an overhand right that lands on Marshal's shoulder, as Marshal tries to avoid the shot.
Crane swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Marshal swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Marshal lands a glancing blow to the side of Crane's head.
Crane throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Marshal.
Nice straight punches there by Marshal. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Marshal.
Marshal throws a nice head kick!
Marshal shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Crane eats them both and turns towards Marshal to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.

Crane is rocked!
Marshal pounces like a tiger and cracks Crane with a vicious hook! Crane is down but not out! Marshal follows up with more strikes forcing the ref to jump in and stop it!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:42 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Eliah Marshal!
After the fight, Eliah Marshal 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
80%

 

Event: SP-ICON Fight Night 23     
Date:   Nov 04, 2015

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ichabod Crane and Andr De Fran. Crane comes to the cage accompanied by Way of The Ninja. De Fran comes into a darkened arena with his song building. No Worries kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! I'm sure you'll be fascinated to know that I was talking to some pointless Z list celebrity before the fight and he thought that Andr De Fran was going to win. Let's see if he was right.

165 cm
26
154 lbs
18 - 12 - 0
172 cm
31
158 lbs
23 - 12 - 2
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Bullet Proof System

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Ichabod Crane!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 12 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of New York, Andr De Fran!
The judges for this bout are Chris Saunders, Micheangelo Fripello and Paul Gruel.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
De Fran looks to throw the jab but Crane is out of range.
De Fran tries to land a front kick but Crane steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Crane pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Crane missing with a left hand there. De Fran was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
The fighters circling - Crane throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
De Fran tries to land a front kick but Crane steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Crane throws an overhand right that lands on De Fran's shoulder, as De Fran tries to avoid the shot.
De Fran throws a quick inside leg kick.
Crane throws a hook to the side of De Fran's head but De Fran sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Crane tries to move into range but De Fran moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
A big right from Crane misses.
A big left from Crane misses.
Crane lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but De Fran circles away quickly and effectively.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crane lands the left hand.
Crane throws a right and a left that both miss.
De Fran is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Crane with a body shot.
De Fran looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
De Fran avoids the body shot from Crane.
De Fran fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Crane has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
De Fran misses with a jab, cross combination.
De Fran takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Danga de danga de dang - Crane scores with a four punch combination!

It looks like Andr De Fran has been cut.
De Fran lands a leg kick that knocks Crane off balance momentarily.
Crane throws a nice looking combination but De Fran bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
De Fran throws a fast counter high kick but Crane manages to duck under it in time.
Nice uppercut lands for Crane. That snapped De Fran's head back.
De Fran fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Crane.
De Fran cracks the inside of Crane's front leg.
De Fran is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
De Fran tries to land a front kick but Crane steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
A nice inside leg kick there by De Fran. That's going to slow Crane down.
De Fran scores with a jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Crane misses with a lunging right hand
and Crane takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Crane misses with a straight left.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but De Fran moves away.
A jab from De Fran does it's job there.
Crane is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Crane misses with a straight left.
A good leg kick by De Fran.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane misses with a few strikes there.
Crane throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
De Fran throws a shot to the body.
De Fran misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Crane.
Crane