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Event: Syn 528 - Cataclysmic     
Date:   Jun 03, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Tito Hyde and Taisto Perälä. Man, I cannot wait for this one!

179 cm
32
174 lbs
26 - 8 - 0
182 cm
31
175 lbs
29 - 11 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Conviction

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the challenger to my left.
With a record of 26 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Tito Hyde!
And introducing the champion to my right.
With a record of 29 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, James Glass and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Perälä swings for the body but Hyde moves out of range.
Perälä takes one to the side of the head.
Perälä scores with a jab.
Perälä throws a solid leg kick but Hyde takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Perälä.
Hyde lands with a kick to the ribs.
Hyde looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Hyde checks a leg kick.
Hyde swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Perälä on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Hyde misses with an attempted mid kick.
And Perälä tries to counter it with a takedown but Hyde pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Hyde throws a low kick but Perälä avoids it.
Hyde throws a front kick aimed at Perälä's knee but Perälä avoids it well.
Perälä feints a counter leg kick.
Hyde takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Hyde fires out a quick counter leg kick but Perälä just manages to avoid it.
Perälä throws a leg kick but Hyde sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Hyde looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Perälä swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A lazy body kick from Hyde
and Perälä makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hyde throws out a powerful jab.

It looks like Taisto Perälä has been cut.
Hyde just misses with a punch to the body.
Perälä motions for Hyde to come forward. Perälä throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Hyde jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Perälä takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Hyde fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Hyde gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Perälä connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Perälä throws a body punch but Hyde moves out of range.
The crowd cheers as Perälä lands an impressive looking overhand right. Hyde doesn't seem phased though.
Perälä digs a good body shot into Hyde's ribs.
Perälä checks a low kick from Hyde.
Perälä uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Hyde.
Perälä checks the leg kick nicely there.
Perälä throws out a counter right but Hyde avoids it with no problem.
Hyde misses the shot to the body.
Perälä replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Hyde blocks it well.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Perälä looks for the body kick but Hyde saw that one coming.
Perälä just misses with a punch to the body.
Hyde wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä walks into a left hand.
Hyde lands with a good body shot.
Perälä scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Hyde lands a body shot.
A slapping leg kick lands for Perälä.
A nice leg kick lands there from Perälä.
A cross from Hyde lands.
Perälä throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Perälä misses the jab.
Perälä scores with a hook.
Perälä lands with a thumping leg kick.
That kick from Perälä tenderised Hyde's leg. Hyde is trying to keep his angry face on.
Perälä takes a kick to the side of the head.
Jab by Perälä.
Perälä jabs Hyde to the body, keeping him at a distance.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hyde throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Perälä 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.
Nice body punch from Perälä.
Hyde throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Perälä stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Tito Hyde is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Perälä avoids the body shot from Hyde.
Hyde misses with a shot to the body
and Perälä makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Hyde throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hyde swings for the body but Perälä moves out of range.
Hyde bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Some bone on bone action there as Perälä checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Perälä throws a predictable looking body shot
and Hyde counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Perälä uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hyde.
Hyde goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Perälä has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
Perälä avoids a kick to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hyde throws a looping overhand right but Perälä ducks down to avoid it.
Hyde takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Hyde loads up on a big right hand but Perälä slips the punch.
Hyde tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Perälä was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Perälä scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
A bone on bone clash there as Hyde blocks the leg kick.
Hyde checks the leg kick nicely there.
It looked like Hyde was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Perälä.
Hyde takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Hyde looks to throw the jab but Perälä is out of range.
Perälä on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Hyde misses with a double jab
and Perälä counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hyde tries a head kick but it misses.
Perälä lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Perälä takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Tito Hyde will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Taisto Perälä's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Good leg kick by Perälä there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Perälä lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Perälä closes this distance looking for a takedown but Hyde circles away.
Perälä lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Hyde is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Hyde fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Perälä has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Hyde throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Perälä.
Perälä misses with an uppercut
enabling Hyde to counter with a crisp jab.

That has opened up Taisto Perälä's cut even more.
Hyde drops his hands momentarily and Perälä takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Perälä lands with an uppercut that bounces Hyde off the cage and back into range.
Hyde misses with a body punch
and Perälä counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Perälä ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Perälä throws a shot from downtown. Hyde moves away and avoids it.
Perälä listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
A big left from Perälä misses.
Hyde connects with a body shot that sends Perälä's belly button to the back.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hyde takes a swing at Perälä's ribcage but misses.
Perälä throws an overhand right that lands on Hyde's shoulder, as Hyde tries to avoid the shot.
Perälä scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Perälä throws a low kick but Hyde moves out of range easily.
A big left from Perälä misses.
Hyde checks a leg kick.
Hyde defending well as Perälä loads up on a big left hand.
Hyde bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Perälä moves out of range of the body kick.
Perälä fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Hyde has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Perälä fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hyde manages to avoid it.
Taisto Perälä seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Hyde checks a low kick from Perälä.
Perälä checks a leg kick.
Hyde thuds a left hand into Perälä's body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
That kick from Perälä tenderised Hyde's leg. Hyde is trying to keep his angry face on.
Hyde jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Perälä looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Hyde misses with a kick to the body.
Hyde throws a head kick but Perälä moves out of range.
Hyde looks to land a right hand but Perälä moved out of range.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A head kick by Hyde misses
and Perälä counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Perälä takes one on the button.
Hyde throws a nice looking combination but Perälä bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Hyde on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Perälä scores with a jab to the jaw.
Hyde throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Perälä loads up on a big right hand but Hyde slips the punch.
Perälä keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Perälä scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hyde scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Hyde ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Perälä moves away.
Perälä avoids the head kick by Hyde.
Hyde takes one to the side of the head.
Perälä clobbers Hyde with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Hyde stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Perälä takes a swing at Hyde's ribcage but misses.
Hyde misses with a wild body shot.
Perälä connects with a solid leg kick.
Hyde lands with a kick to the ribs.
Hyde lands a slapping body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Perälä takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Perälä lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Hyde avoids the body shot from Perälä.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hyde lands a nice hook to Perälä's body. Perälä takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Hyde misses with a body kick.
Hyde connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Perälä's hands.
Hyde throws a sloppy head kick and Perälä moves out of range easily.
Perälä scores with a hook to the body. Hyde takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Hyde stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Perälä.
Hyde looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Hyde fakes the leg kick and cracks Perälä in the body.
Hyde dips to his left and cracks Perälä with an uppercut!
Perälä walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Hyde checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hyde throws the left hand but Perälä avoids the punch easily.
Perälä checks a leg kick nicely.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Hyde lands a body shot.
Perälä throws a leg kick but Hyde sees it coming and checks it nicely.
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 Tito Hyde will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Taisto Perälä's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Perälä is looking to slow Hyde down with leg kicks.
Hyde walks into a stiff left hand from Perälä.
Hyde wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Perälä moves out of range of the body kick from Hyde.
Hyde throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hyde looks to land a combination but Perälä avoids it well.
Hyde swings for the body but Perälä moves out of range.
Hyde is looking to wear down Perälä with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Perälä looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Hyde throws a lazy right hand but Perälä sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
A head kick misses from Hyde.
Perälä looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hyde just misses with a punch to the body.
Hyde tests Perälä's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Perälä tried to score with a low kick but Hyde checks it.
Hyde ducks under a wild hook from Perälä.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hyde throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Perälä on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Perälä lands with a thumping leg kick.
Hyde thumps Perälä with a low kick.
A jab from Perälä does it's job there.
Perälä is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Perälä lands a nice shot to the body.
Hyde on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Hyde misses with a wild body shot.
Perälä throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Hyde on the side of the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Perälä scores with a takedown into Hyde's guard.
Perälä not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä trying to control but Hyde is working from the bottom.
Hyde looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Hyde has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Perälä preventing the sweep.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Hyde is on top in guard.

Hyde looking to sit in guard and control but Perälä gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hyde keeping moving, preventing Perälä from controlling successfully.
Perälä stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Hyde swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Hyde looking to hit a scissor sweep but Perälä is one step ahead there.
Hyde trying to control the position here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Perälä trying to control the position from guard on top but Hyde is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Perälä trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Hyde looking to control.
Hyde pulls Perälä in close to prevent any damage.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Tito Hyde did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The cut man is working on Taisto Perälä's cut.
That's time! Hyde's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Perälä blocks the body kick.
Perälä looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Perälä misses the shot to the body.
Hyde misses with a combination
letting Perälä counter with a right hand.
Perälä showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Hyde.
Perälä throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Perälä misses with a wild body shot.
Hyde takes a shot right to the bread basket.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A head kick by Hyde misses
and Perälä counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Hyde ducks right into an uppercut from Perälä.
Hyde misses with a left hand
and Perälä counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Perälä connects with a leg kick. Hyde looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Hyde misses with a body shot.
Crunch! Perälä slams his shin into Hyde's torso.
Hyde swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hyde tries a head kick but it misses.
Perälä looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Perälä tests Hyde's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Perälä darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Donk. Perälä catches Hyde right on the button with a cross.
Perälä throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Hyde goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Perälä! But no joy.
Perälä lands a glancing blow to the side of Hyde's head.
Hyde throws a body kick that misses
and Perälä cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä throws a shot to the body.
Perälä waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Hyde.
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!
Hyde scores with a nice body kick.
Perälä lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Hyde looks to throw a body kick
and Perälä counters with a solid body kick.
Hyde misses with a wild body shot.
Hyde misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Perälä.
Hyde looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Hyde throws out a loose jab but Perälä uses good head movement to avoid it.
Perälä cracks a nice hook into Hyde's ribs.
Hyde drops his hands momentarily and Perälä takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
A slapping leg kick lands for Perälä.
Perälä pushes Hyde away with a front kick.
Perälä moves out of range of the body kick from Hyde.
Perälä scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hyde throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Perälä.
Perälä throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Hyde throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Perälä.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Hyde keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Perälä blocks a head kick by Hyde.
Perälä takes a swing at Hyde's ribcage but misses.
Perälä looks to land a right hand but Hyde moved out of range.
Hyde is looking to slow Perälä down with leg kicks.
Perälä throws a wild body kick that Hyde sees coming a mile off.
Hyde throws a sloppy head kick and Perälä moves out of range easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Perälä. Hyde shrugs it off though.
Hyde throws a leg kick that is checked
and Perälä counters with a stiff right hand.
Perälä moves out of range as Hyde strikes.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Perälä - that will leave a mark!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hyde tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Perälä was well out of range. Poor timing from Hyde.
Perälä connects with an inside leg kick.
Hyde walks into a jab.
Hyde fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Hyde scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Hyde throws a body kick that misses.
Perälä takes a swing at Hyde's ribcage but misses.
Perälä throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hyde appears to be looking for a big counter.
Hyde throws the kick towards the body but Perälä avoids it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hyde throws a quick inside leg kick.
Hyde blocks the body kick.
A quick step to the side and Hyde tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hyde tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Perälä was well out of range. Poor timing from Hyde.
Hyde misses with a hook
and Perälä makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Perälä lands with a slapping head kick.
Perälä lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Hyde throws a head kick that misses.
Perälä scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Hyde lands with a nice body punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hyde digs a good body shot into Perälä's ribs.
Hyde throws an off balance right hand
and Perälä counters with a body kick.
Hyde cracks Perälä with an open hand slap.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hyde has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Perälä finds it's way round the side to connect with Hyde's head.
Hyde will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Hyde motions for Perälä to come forward. Hyde throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hyde fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Perälä on the side of the head.
A slapping leg kick lands for Perälä.
Perälä will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
No joy there for Hyde, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Hyde swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Perälä cracks Hyde with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Hyde keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A little feinted left hand from Hyde on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Hyde. Perälä shrugs it off though.
Perälä is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Perälä throws a push kick but Hyde slaps the foot to one side.
It looked like Hyde was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Perälä.
Hyde takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Hyde scores with a jab to the body.
Hyde misses with a jab to the body
and Hyde takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Taisto Perälä has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Tito Hyde is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hyde scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Perälä keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Perälä throws a shot from downtown. Hyde moves away and avoids it.
Perälä connects with the punch.
Perälä connects with an inside leg kick.
Perälä avoids a kick to the body.
Hyde jabs Perälä to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Hyde throws a head kick that Perälä semi-blocks.
A slapping body kick lands there for Perälä.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Perälä 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 Hyde has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Hyde and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Hyde scores with a one two! Perälä had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
A looping hook to the body misses from Hyde. Perälä does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hyde looks to score with a jab to the body but Perälä is just out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä avoids a kick to the body.
Hyde moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Hyde's legs have taken a beating and he's really slowing down as a result.
Hyde throws a body punch but Perälä moves out of range.
Hyde throws a head kick that half lands.
Perälä tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hyde was well out of range. Poor timing from Perälä.
Hyde takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Perälä lunges at Hyde with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Hyde's hand.

Hyde is rocked!
Both fighters circling a little - Hyde finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Oh Hyde is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!

Perälä sends Hyde crashing to the mat with a devastating uppercut! Perälä is motioning to the referee to let Hyde up. He wants to try and finish this one on the feet!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hyde scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Hyde ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Perälä moves away.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Hyde.
Perälä has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Perälä there as he acknowledges the shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A slapping leg kick lands for Hyde.
Perälä wants to land a leg kick but Hyde is out of range.
Hyde seems to have got his legs back now.
Hyde thows a left - swing and a miss!
Both fighters circling a little - Hyde finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
A clash of legs there as Perälä blocks the low kick.
Perälä punishes Hyde's body with a nice straight punch.
Hyde lunges at Perälä with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Perälä's hand.
Perälä will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Perälä takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Perälä fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hyde manages to avoid it.
Perälä looks to throw the jab but Hyde is out of range.
Perälä's jab looks to have found its range, popping Hyde under the eye.

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 Tito Hyde.
I think Hyde 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 47:49
Judge James Glass scores the fight 49:47
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Tito Hyde!

Tito Hyde is the new welterweight champion!
An out of breath Tito Hyde thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
In defeat, Taisto Perälä stepped up to the mic, saying 'Great to try fight, when you are rottening more than 39 yo Renato.'.
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Event: Syn 523 - Recovery     
Date:   May 05, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Chief Tappenahomma and Taisto Perälä. Tappenahomma's entrance music is Tatanka. A fine choice. 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?

180 cm
31
181 lbs
27 - 7 - 2
182 cm
30
175 lbs
29 - 10 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Chief Tappenahomma!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Timothy Bukovac and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Perälä on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Perälä misses with a wild body shot.
A slapping leg kick lands for Perälä.
Perälä throws a quick inside leg kick.

Tappenahomma rushes Perälä and presses him up against the cage.
Tappenahomma misses with a punch on the inside.
I was talking to Tappenahomma's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Perälä tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Tappenahomma just stands there and leans against the cage.
Tappenahomma presses Perälä against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Tappenahomma blocks a body shot from Perälä.
Perälä tries a body shot but Tappenahomma blocks it.
Perälä lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Perälä misses with a hook from the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä misses with a hook from the clinch.
Tappenahomma blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Tappenahomma lands a right hand.
Tappenahomma gets underhooks to prevent Perälä's takedown attempt.
Perälä lands with a short shot to the head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Perälä wants to get back to striking at distance but Tappenahomma won't allow it.
Perälä is trying to stall.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä tries to pull guard but Tappenahomma won't allow it.
Chief Tappenahomma has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Taisto Perälä.
Perälä misses with a body punch.
A short left from Tappenahomma.
Tappenahomma lands a shoulder strike.
Perälä lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A short left from Tappenahomma.
Perälä gets through Tappenahomma's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Perälä takes an elbow to the temple.

It looks like Taisto Perälä has been cut.
Perälä takes an elbow to the temple.
Tappenahomma blocking some punches.
Perälä struggles to land a body shot inside as Tappenahomma controls his hands.
Perälä avoids the elbow strike from Tappenahomma, against the cage.
Perälä misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Perälä misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Perälä takes an elbow to the temple.

That has opened up Taisto Perälä's cut even more.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Perälä is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Tappenahomma is keeping busy.
Perälä throws a head punch that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tappenahomma goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Perälä has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Tappenahomma seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Perälä can turn it around.
Tappenahomma pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Perälä tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Tappenahomma just stands there and leans against the cage.
Perälä tries to work over Tappenahomma's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Tappenahomma doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Tappenahomma misses with a hook to the ribs.
Perälä working aggressively here.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Perälä tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Tappenahomma struggles to land a body shot inside as Perälä controls his hands.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Tappenahomma.
Perälä tries to work over Tappenahomma's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Tappenahomma lands a right hand.

The cut above Taisto Perälä's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Tappenahomma tries to work over Perälä's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Tappenahomma looking to throw knees to the head but Perälä is blocking nicely.
Tappenahomma throws an elbow that misses.
Perälä working aggressively here.
Perälä blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä takes an elbow to the temple.
Tappenahomma lands an uppercut.

Taisto Perälä's cut is absolute horrible now. This looks like something out of a horror film with blood covering both fighters.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Tappenahomma creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Tappenahomma lands a good knee to the midsection. Perälä won't want to take too many of those.
Tappenahomma lands a nice elbow.

The referee calls the doctor in to look at Taisto Perälä's cut. Oh no, the doctor has called an end to the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:28 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Chief Tappenahomma!
Chief Tappenahomma decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
Taisto Perälä was interviewed post fight and said 'Great to try fight, when you are rottening more than 39 yo Renato.'.
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Event: Syn 519 - Collision     
Date:   Apr 09, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Taisto Perälä and Adrik Vasilev. Vasilev has chosen Mr. Probz - Waves (Robin Schulz Remix Radio Edit) as his entrance music. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

182 cm
30
175 lbs
28 - 10 - 1
175 cm
30
170 lbs
22 - 7 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Adrik Vasilev!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Colin Fotheringham and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Vasilev blocks the body kick.
Vasilev takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Perälä keeps the fight on the outside.
Vasilev avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Vasilev tries to land a leg kick but Perälä saw it coming and moves away.
Perälä throws a lazy right hand but Vasilev sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Vasilev uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Perälä.
Vasilev lands with a straight right. Perälä didn't see that one coming.
Perälä loads up on a big right hand but Vasilev slips the punch.
Vasilev takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A little jabbing left from Vasilev on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Taisto Perälä seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Vasilev 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.
Vasilev keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Vasilev checks a leg kick nicely.
Perälä throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Vasilev counters with a nice body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Good exchange - Perälä coming out on top.
Vasilev keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Vasilev wants to counter the offense by Perälä and move into the clinch position.
Vasilev throws a predictable looking body shot
and Perälä counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Perälä misses the shot to the body.
Vasilev bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Perälä's head backwards.
Perälä misses with a jab to the body
and Vasilev counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Vasilev throws a jab when Perälä was well out of range.
Perälä throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Perälä walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Vasilev checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
It seemed like Vasilev was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Vasilev tries to score with a low kick but Perälä moves his leg out of the way.
Perälä misses with an uppercut. Vasilev saw that one coming.
Perälä fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Vasilev.
Perälä swats away the attempt to clinch by Vasilev.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä throws a wild body kick that Vasilev sees coming a mile off.
A nice side step and Vasilev releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Vasilev throws a body punch but Perälä moves out of range.
A shot to the liver by Perälä. Beautiful body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A low kick from Vasilev is predictable there
and Perälä counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Perälä buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Vasilev moves out of range as Perälä strikes.
Perälä throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Vasilev is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Perälä throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Vasilev slips a straight right by Perälä.
Vasilev is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Perälä with a body shot.
Vasilev tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Perälä paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Nice defenses there by Vasilev.
Vasilev misses with a head kick.
As Vasilev backs away, Perälä returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
A good leg kick by Perälä.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vasilev lands a right hook to the body.
Vasilev jabs Perälä to the body, keeping him at a distance.
An inside leg kick lands from Perälä.
Perälä 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.
Vasilev wants to land a leg kick but Perälä is out of range.
Perälä moves forwards but Vasilev connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Vasilev.
Perälä misses with a kick to the body.
Vasilev looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
A jab from Vasilev misses.
Perälä throws a leg kick that is checked

and Vasilev counters into the clinch. Nicely done.

Vasilev breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Vasilev moves out of range as Perälä strikes.
Perälä scores with a body shot.
Perälä shoots in looking for a takedown but Vasilev manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Perälä's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vasilev throws a leg kick but Perälä sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Perälä throws a shot from downtown. Vasilev moves away and avoids it.
Perälä scores with a hook to the body. Vasilev takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
A looping hook to the body misses from Vasilev. Perälä does a little dance to reset his feet.
Perälä keeps Vasilev at a distance using the push kick.
Vasilev keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Perälä.
Perälä throws a solid leg kick but Vasilev takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Perälä.
Perälä checks a low kick from Vasilev.
Perälä was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Vasilev scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
A big right from Perälä misses.
Vasilev is looking for the big counter here.
A swing and a miss from Perälä.
Perälä blocks a head kick by Vasilev.
A little feinted left hand from Perälä on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Perälä.
Nice jab there from Perälä.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Taisto Perälä 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.


A leg kick checked by Vasilev.
Perälä throws a body punch but Vasilev moves out of range.
Vasilev misses with a wild body shot.
Perälä is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Vasilev can do to turn this around?
Perälä misses with a hook to the body
letting Vasilev counter with a right hand.
Perälä fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Vasilev manages to avoid it.
Perälä throws a chopping leg kick but Vasilev manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Vasilev wants to counter the offense by Perälä and move into the clinch position.
Perälä attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Vasilev with a body punch. A glancing blow.
A clash of legs there as Perälä blocks the low kick.
Perälä is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.
Perälä throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.

It looks like Adrik Vasilev has been cut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä misses with a straight left.
Perälä tries a low kick but Vasilev avoids it.
Vasilev takes a swing at Perälä's ribcage but misses.
Perälä is looking to counter punch.
A slapping leg kick lands for Vasilev.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä shoots in looking for a takedown but Vasilev manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Perälä's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Perälä checks the leg kick nicely there.
Vasilev pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Perälä feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Perälä stuns Vasilev with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Vasilev misses with a straight right.
Perälä is looking to counter with head kicks.
Perälä lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Vasilev dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Vasilev fails in his attempt to clinch.
Perälä swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A decent looking cross lands there for Vasilev.
Perälä swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Vasilev throws a leg kick which misses Perälä's front leg but catches the back leg as Perälä tries to avoid it.
Perälä drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Perälä cracks Vasilev with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä looks to score with a jab to the body but Vasilev is just 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!
Perälä uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Vasilev.
Vasilev lands a right hook to the body.
Adrik Vasilev is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Vasilev wants to clinch up but Perälä keeps it at a distance.
A clash of legs there as Vasilev blocks the low kick.
Perälä lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
A slapping leg kick lands for Perälä.
Perälä throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Vasilev is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Nice jab there from Perälä.
Vasilev keeps Perälä at a distance using the push kick.
Vasilev punishes Perälä's body with a nice straight punch.
Vasilev fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Vasilev looks to score with a jab to the body but Perälä is just out of range.
Perälä drops down looking for a counter takedown but Vasilev sprawls and moves away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vasilev misses with an uppercut
and Perälä counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Vasilev looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Vasilev works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Perälä waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Vasilev.
Vasilev pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Vasilev tries to work over Perälä's front leg with a kick but Perälä checks it.
Vasilev scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Vasilev lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Vasilev slips a straight right by Perälä.
Vasilev pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Taisto Perälä is winning the standup battle so far.
Perälä throws a leg kick but Vasilev checks it.
Perälä misses with a hook. Vasilev ducked under it nicely.
Good exchange - Perälä coming out on top.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vasilev tries to close the distance and clinch up but Perälä swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Perälä throws a half hearted mid kick.
Vasilev scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Perälä doesn't seem bothered though.
Vasilev lands a nice leg kick that just misses Perälä's sensitive parts.
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!
Vasilev throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Perälä throwing a counter right hand but Vasilev manages to avoid it.
A big right from Perälä misses.
Vasilev tries to score with a low kick but Perälä moves his leg out of the way.
Vasilev fails in his attempt to clinch.
Perälä throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Vasilev misses with a hook.
Perälä throws the kick towards the body but Vasilev avoids it.
Vasilev avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Vasilev avoids the body shot from Perälä.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Adrik Vasilev will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Adrik Vasilev's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Perälä ducks under a wild hook from Vasilev.
Perälä throws a solid leg kick but Vasilev takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Perälä.
Perälä throws a leg kick but Vasilev checks it.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Perälä 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 Vasilev has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Vasilev and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Perälä defending well as Vasilev loads up on a big left hand.
Vasilev looks for the body kick but Perälä saw that one coming.
Perälä connects with a nice looking jab.
Perälä checks a leg kick.
Perälä works the jab nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A looping hook to the body misses from Vasilev. Perälä does a little dance to reset his feet.
A looping hook to the body misses from Perälä. Vasilev does a little dance to reset his feet.
Perälä throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Perälä throws a quick inside leg kick.
Vasilev on the wrong end of a nice jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Vasilev moves away.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vasilev.
A head punch on the inside from Perälä fails to land.
Vasilev misses with a short punch on the inside.
Perälä goes for a takedown attempt but Vasilev pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Perälä throws an overhand right that lands on Vasilev's shoulder, as Vasilev tries to avoid the shot.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Perälä 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 Vasilev has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Vasilev and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
A slapping leg kick lands for Vasilev.
Perälä on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Perälä swings for the body but Vasilev moves out of range.
Vasilev uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Perälä.
Perälä tries a low kick but Vasilev avoids it.
Vasilev tries to counter with a clinch but Perälä shakes him off and moves away.
A bone on bone clash there as Vasilev blocks the leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Vasilev jabs at Perälä's body.

Vasilev fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Perälä, pushing him back against the cage.
Vasilev misses with a punch on the inside.

Perälä breaks from the clinch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Perälä on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Perälä swings for the body but Vasilev moves out of range.
Perälä is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Perälä 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.
Perälä takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Perälä uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Vasilev.
Perälä misses with an uppercut
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Vasilev moves out of range of the leg kick from Perälä.
Perälä throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä throws a body punch but Vasilev moves out of range.
Vasilev is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Perälä rather than just go for the knockout.
Perälä misses with a hook. Vasilev ducked under it nicely.
Vasilev is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Vasilev misses with a wild body shot.
Vasilev with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Perälä fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Vasilev manages to avoid it.
Vasilev shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Perälä stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Vasilev.
Vasilev moves out of range of the body kick from Perälä.
Vasilev tries a quick counter leg kick but Perälä is wise to it.
Perälä lands with a cross.
Vasilev uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Perälä.
Perälä throws a leg kick but Vasilev checks it.
Perälä throws a lazy right hand but Vasilev sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Perälä gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Vasilev counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vasilev digs a good body shot into Perälä's ribs.
Perälä takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Vasilev throws a head kick that misses.
A low kick from Perälä misses
and Vasilev counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Perälä thinking.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A leg kick checked by Vasilev.
Vasilev checks the leg kick.
A low kick from Perälä misses
and Vasilev counters with a good, hard body kick but Perälä shrugs it off.
Vasilev throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Vasilev scores with a body shot.
Perälä swings for the body but Vasilev moves out of range.
Vasilev throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Good standup being displayed there by Vasilev as he connects with a hook.
Perälä tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Vasilev was well out of range. Poor timing from Perälä.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Adrik Vasilev just about did enough to take it.
The cut man is working on Adrik Vasilev's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Vasilev misses the shot to the body.
Vasilev looks to land a left hand but Perälä moved out of range nicely.
Perälä throws a leg kick but Vasilev checks it.
Vasilev scores with a jab. Perälä acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Perälä throws the left hand but Vasilev avoids the punch easily.
Vasilev wants to counter with a clinch but Perälä pushes him away.
Vasilev lets loose with a powerful body kick. Perälä will feel that in the morning.
Vasilev throws a nice looking combination but Perälä bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Perälä moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Perälä throws out a loose jab but Vasilev uses good head movement to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vasilev ducks under a wild hook from Perälä.
Vasilev blocks a jab.
Perälä throws an off balance right hand
and Vasilev counters with an outside leg kick.
Vasilev misses with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vasilev lands a nice hook to Perälä's body. Perälä takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Perälä throws a series of punches but Vasilev moves out of range.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Perälä.
Vasilev works Perälä's body with a nice hook.
Perälä pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Perälä tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Vasilev tries to clinch up.
Perälä tries to score with a low kick but Vasilev moves his leg out of the way.
Vasilev scores with a shot to the body.
Vasilev throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Perälä throws a jab when Vasilev was well out of range.
Vasilev keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Perälä connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Vasilev momentarily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vasilev keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Vasilev slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Perälä throws a low kick but it's checked well by Vasilev.
Perälä pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Vasilev uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Perälä.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Vasilev lands with a hook. Perälä tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Vasilev checks a low kick from Perälä.
Perälä throws a head kick that half lands.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Vasilev.
Perälä lands a nice looking body kick.
Perälä throws a quick inside leg kick.
Perälä misses with a body shot.
A leg kick checked by Perälä.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vasilev throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Perälä throws a sloppy body shot
and Vasilev counters with a nice uppercut.
A good leg kick by Perälä.
Perälä listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Vasilev with a hook.
Perälä throws a leg kick but Vasilev sees it coming and moves out of range.
Vasilev tries to land a front kick but Perälä steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Perälä wants to slow Vasilev down by chopping away at his legs.
Perälä tries a head kick but it misses.
Perälä throws a big shot that misses.
Vasilev scores with a nice right hand.
Perälä looks to land a body kick but Vasilev moved away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Vasilev chopping away at his opponent's legs.

Vasilev pushes Perälä up against the cage in a clinch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Vasilev breaks from the clinch.
Vasilev fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Vasilev works Perälä's body with a nice hook.
Perälä jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Perälä swats away the attempt to clinch by Vasilev.
Perälä throws a low kick but Vasilev moves out of range easily.
Vasilev misses with a low kick as Perälä jumps back.
Perälä throws a half hearted mid kick.
Perälä fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Vasilev manages to avoid it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Perälä throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Vasilev sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Vasilev avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Perälä throws a nice inside leg kick.
Vasilev misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Perälä.
Vasilev scores with a jab.
Perälä walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Vasilev checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Perälä throws a leg kick that misses.
Nice defenses there by Vasilev.
Vasilev takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vasilev uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Perälä.
Vasilev throws a nice inside leg kick.
Vasilev tries to clinch up.
Perälä dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Vasilev checks a leg kick.
Perälä misses with a body shot.
Vasilev listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Vasilev lands a nice shot to the body.

Perälä manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Vasilev on his heels. He'll look to pass Vasilev's guard now, I'm sure.
Perälä won't allow Vasilev to sweep him here.
Perälä is fighting to break Vasilev's control of his arms but Vasilev is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Taisto Perälä has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vasilev looking to control.
Perälä pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Vasilev is keeping the position for now.
Vasilev bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Perälä's guard.

Perälä is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Perälä looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Perälä pulls Vasilev in close to prevent any damage.
Perälä wants to control the position but Vasilev says "no thanks buddy" and passes to half guard.
Perälä is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Vasilev's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Vasilev's back!
Adrik Vasilev is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Perälä working for a choke but Vasilev is defending well.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Vasilev trying to control the position but Perälä manages to sink in the hooks.
Perälä lands a shot to the head.

Vasilev showing good submission defense here.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Perälä working for a choke but Vasilev is defending well.

And that's the end of the fight!
Taisto Perälä showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Vasilev 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 William Gold scores the fight 49:46
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 48:48
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 49:48

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Taisto Perälä!

Taisto Perälä retains his welterweight title!
Taisto Perälä 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: SYN 514 - Wein vs Perala     
Date:   Mar 22, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Wilder Wein and Taisto Perälä. Wein comes to the cage accompanied by Wilder Wein. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

187 cm
31
187 lbs
29 - 7 - 4
182 cm
30
175 lbs
27 - 10 - 1
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Good wrestler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 7 losses and 4 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Wilder Wein!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, Donald Grub and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wein fails in his attempt to clinch.
Perälä has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Wein throws a body punch but Perälä moves out of range.
Wein tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Wilder Wein seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Wein slips under a jab from Perälä.
Perälä circles away from the clinch attempt.
Perälä connects with a body shot that sends Wein's belly button to the back.
Wein bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Perälä's head backwards.
Wein jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Perälä misses with a looping right.
Perälä connects with a body shot that sends Wein's belly button to the back.
Perälä ducks under a wild hook from Wein.
Wein throws an off balance right hand
and Perälä makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Wein swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A thudding body kick lands there by Perälä!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Perälä lands a nice looking body shot.
Perälä cracks a nice hook into Wein's ribs.
A head kick misses from Wein.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wein rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Perälä counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

It looks like Wilder Wein has been cut.
Wein moves forwards but Perälä connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Perälä throws a low kick but Wein avoids it.
Wein 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.
Good work by Wein as he checks the leg kick.
Wein takes a swing at Perälä's ribcage but misses.
Wein throws a poor cross that misses
and Perälä counters with an inside leg kick.
Wein takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Wein lands a nice looking body shot.
Wein takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Wein checks a leg kick.
A little feinted left hand from Wein on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
A head kick by Wein misses
and Perälä counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Perälä fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Wein checks it well.
Perälä ducks under a wild hook from Wein.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Nice jab there from Perälä.
Perälä tries a low kick but Wein avoids it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Perälä throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Wein throws a hook to the side of Perälä's head but Perälä sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Wein misses with a kick to the body.
Perälä misses with a straight right.
A jab from Perälä finds it's way through Wein's defenses.
Wilder Wein is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Perälä stuns Wein with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Perälä goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Wein misses with a body shot
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Wein fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Perälä manages to avoid it.
Wein takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Wein just misses with a punch to the body.
Wein is looking to land body kicks.
Perälä scores with a leg kick.
Wein looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Perälä doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Perälä slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein staying out of range there.
Wein throws an overhand right that lands on Perälä's shoulder, as Perälä tries to avoid the shot.
Wein lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Perälä backs up against the cage.
Perälä avoids a kick to the body.
Perälä slips a straight right by Wein.
Perälä steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Wein misses with a left hand
and Perälä counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Perälä lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Wein circles away quickly and effectively.
Perälä lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Wein throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Perälä sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Perälä.
Wein wants to land a leg kick but Perälä is out of range.
Perälä dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Wein gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Perälä throws a leg kick which misses Wein's front leg but catches the back leg as Wein tries to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wein throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Perälä counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Perälä gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Perälä throws a leg kick
and Wein makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Perälä really felt that one!
Perälä on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Perälä blocks a leg kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Perälä.
Wein scores with a kick to the midsection.

Wein moves into the clinch.
Perälä lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Wein.
Perälä working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A nice right hand lands inside from Perälä.
Wein can't find room to land a body shot as Perälä controls the action.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Wein misses with a punch to the body.
Wein lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Perälä misses with a hook from the clinch.

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

Taisto Perälä dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Wilder Wein's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Perälä throws a solid leg kick but Wein takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Perälä.
Perälä lands with a good body shot.
Wein tries to land a body kick
and Perälä counters with a low kick, right behind Wein 's knee.
Perälä throws a body shot but no joy.
Perälä has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Wein stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Perälä.
Perälä scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Wein doesn't seem bothered though.
Perälä paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Wein cracks the inside of Perälä's front leg.
Wein swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Perälä looks to land a right hand but Wein moved out of range.
Wein swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Perälä ducks under a wild hook from Wein.
Taisto Perälä seems to be getting the better of the standup.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wein throws a leg kick that misses.
Perälä slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Wein is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Perälä misses with an uppercut. Wein saw that one coming.
Perälä smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A head kick misses from Wein.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Wein checks a leg kick.
Perälä throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
A jab from Perälä misses.
A telegraphed right hand from Perälä misses the target.
Wein tries to land a body kick
and Wein takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Wein works the jab nicely.
Perälä scores with a leg kick.
Wein scores with a head kick. Perälä tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
A big left from Wein misses.
Perälä chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Wein keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
No joy there for Wein, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Wein stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Wein wants it to stay on the feet.

Wein moves into range and clinches up with Perälä.
Perälä can't break the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A nice left hand lands by Perälä.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Wein.
I was talking to Wein's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Perälä.
A nice right hand lands inside from Wein.
Wein scores with a shoulder strike.
Wein has a couple of punches blocked by Perälä.
Perälä blocking some punches.
Perälä is trying to stall.
Wein can't find room to land a body shot as Perälä controls the action.
Perälä misses with a punch to the body.
Wein lands a body shot in the clinch.
Perälä blocking some punches.
Perälä lands a shot to the body.
Perälä misses with a punch on the inside.
Wein blocks an uppercut.
Perälä working aggressively here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Perälä is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Perälä presses Wein against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Perälä looking to stall.
Perälä blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Perälä prevents a body shot from Wein.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Wein.
Wein swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Perälä lands with a left to the head.
Wein has a couple of punches blocked by Perälä.
Wein misses with a short punch on the inside.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Wein.
Wein working aggressively here.
A short right from Perälä on the inside.
Perälä tries to work over Wein's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Perälä is trying to stall.
Perälä doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä displaying some good clinch control by pressing Wein up against the cage.
Wein lands a hook that snaps the head of Perälä backwards.
Perälä tries to throw a body punch but Wein avoids it by throwing Perälä back against the cage.
Wein misses with a punch to the body.
Wein misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Wein.
A nice left hand lands by Perälä.
Perälä throws a head punch that misses.
Perälä jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Wein walks away with a smile on his face. Perälä gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Wein gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Perälä counters with a straight right hand.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Perälä defending well as Wein loads up on a big left hand.
Wein misses with a body shot.
Wein slips a jab from Perälä.
Perälä takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Taisto Perälä will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Wilder Wein's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Perälä lands a head shot.
Perälä swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Perälä tried to score with a low kick but Wein checks it.
Wein rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Perälä moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Perälä wants to slow Wein down by chopping away at his legs.
Perälä moves out of range as Wein throws a body kick.
Wein takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Perälä throws out a leg kick but Wein moves out of range and Perälä only half commits.
Perälä blocks a low kick nicely.
Wein tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä misses with a hook. Wein ducked under it nicely.
Wein throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Wein throws a hook but Perälä avoids it easily.
Perälä connects with a leg kick. Wein looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Wein throws a jab when Perälä was well out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wein misses the shot to the body.
Perälä is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Wein explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Perälä misses with a wild body shot.
Wein throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Perälä stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Wein dips to his left and cracks Perälä with an uppercut!
Wein throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Perälä.
Wein takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Perälä bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Wein's head backwards.
Perälä moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Wein with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Perälä to score with a decent uppercut.
Wein looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Perälä feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Wein's calf.
Perälä throws a wild body kick that Wein sees coming a mile off.
Wein on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Perälä. Perälä obviously looking to wear him down.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wein just misses with a punch to the body.
A head kick from Wein lands but Perälä takes it in his stride.
Wein staying out of range there.
Wein misses with a hook to the body
and Perälä connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Perälä takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Perälä thows a left - swing and a miss!
A good leg kick by Perälä.
Wein throws a wild body kick that Perälä sees coming a mile off.
Perälä moves out of range as Wein throws a body kick.
Wein uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Perälä.
Perälä throws a wild body kick that Wein sees coming a mile off.

Wein closes the distance and clinches.
Perälä misses with a short punch on the inside.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Wilder Wein has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Wein scores with a hook to the body.
Wein swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A left hand lands to the body for Wein.
Perälä pushes Wein back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Wein's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Wein misses with some punches.
Perälä drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
A short right from Wein.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Perälä.
Perälä has had enough of the clinch but Wein keeps him there for the moment.
Perälä avoiding damage.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Perälä.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Wein as Perälä tries to tie him up.
Perälä has Wein pressed against the cage.
Perälä blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Perälä lands a hook to the side of the head.
Come on Perälä - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
The ref breaks the fighters up, due to lack of action by Taisto Perälä.
Perälä lands with a hook. Wein tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Perälä.
Wein was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Wein uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Perälä.
Wein misses with a wild body shot.

Wein closes the distance and clinches.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Wein lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Taisto Perälä just about did enough to take it.
The cut man is working on Wilder Wein's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Perälä misses the jab.
A punch lands to the side of Perälä 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Perälä throws a low kick but Wein moves out of range easily.
Perälä misses with a body kick.
Perälä throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Wein sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Wein misses with a head kick.
Wein misses the jab.
Wein takes a swing at Perälä's ribcage but misses.
Wein swings widly with a right hand
and Perälä counters with a low kick, right behind Wein 's knee.
Perälä moves out of range of the body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Wein swings for the body but Perälä moves out of range.
Perälä ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Perälä scores with a nice head shot.
A big right from Perälä misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä cracks a nice hook into Wein's ribs.
Perälä throws a jab but it's blocked by Wein.
Perälä with a hook.
Wein takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Wein throws an off balance right hand
and Perälä counters with a right hand to the body.
Wein on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Wein looks to score with a jab to the body but Perälä is just out of range.
Perälä moves out of range of the strikes.
Wein just misses with a punch to the body.
Perälä dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Perälä tries for a takedown but Wein sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Perälä throws a nice inside leg kick.
Wein scores with a body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Wein takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Nice takedown defense from Wein. No joy for Perälä on that attempt.
Wein was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Wein tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Perälä was well out of range. Poor timing from Wein.
Wein keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Perälä.
Wein throws the kick towards the body but Perälä avoids it.
A nice leg kick lands there from Wein.
A looping hook to the body misses from Wein. Perälä does a little dance to reset his feet.
It seemed like Perälä was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Wein is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Wein blocks a leg kick.
Wein moves out of range of the strikes.
Perälä scores with a kick to the body.
Perälä lands with a thumping leg kick.
Wein misses the body punch
and Perälä makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Wein misses with a looping right.
Wein with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Perälä avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Wein moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Perälä fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Wein lands a jab.
Wein is looking to clinch but Perälä is avoiding it.
Perälä scores with a jab to the jaw.
Perälä moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Wein fails with an attempt to clinch.
A thudding body kick lands there by Wein!
Wein throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Perälä misses with a kick to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wein misses with a right hand
and Perälä counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Wein takes a swing at Perälä's ribcage but misses.
Perälä fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Wein on the side of the head.
Perälä shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Wein as he jumps to the side.
A little feinted left hand from Wein on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Wilder Wein has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Taisto Perälä.
Perälä shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Wein lands a high kick!

It looks like Taisto Perälä has been cut.
A combination from Wein does no damage.
Wein misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Perälä.
Wein fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Good work by Wein as he checks the leg kick.
Perälä throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Wein counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Wein throws a solid leg kick but Perälä takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Wein.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Taisto Perälä dominated that fourth round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Wein takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Perälä connects with an inside leg kick.
Wein looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Wein misses with a low kick.
Wein ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Perälä moves away.
Wein throws a wild body kick that Perälä sees coming a mile off.
Wein throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Perälä scores with a nice head shot.
Perälä throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Wein counters with a right hand to the body.
Perälä throws out a powerful jab.
Wein walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wein buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Perälä fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Wein throws out a powerful jab.
The fight stays on the outside here - Wein looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wein gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Perälä counters with a leg kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Perälä misses the target.
Perälä throws a jab when Wein was well out of range.
Wein's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Perälä connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Wein scrambles back to his feet.
Wein misses with the body kick
and Perälä counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Perälä tried to score with a low kick but Wein checks it.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Perälä. Wein shrugs it off though.
Wein moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Wein throws a lazy uppercut
and Perälä counters with a nice uppercut.
Perälä scoring well with a low kick there.
Wein uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Perälä.
Perälä bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Perälä slips a jab from Wein.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wein throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Perälä appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Perälä misses with a straight right.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Wein throws a hook to the side of Perälä's head but Perälä sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Wein throws a lazy right hand but Perälä sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Perälä cracks Wein with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
A right-left combo lands from Wein.
Perälä throws an overhand right that lands on Wein's shoulder, as Wein tries to avoid the shot.
Perälä slips under a jab from Wein.
Perälä flicks out a counter leg kick but Wein steps away.
Wein misses with a two punch combination.
Perälä is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Wein.
Wein pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Wein wants to clinch but Perälä slips to the side
and Perälä counters with a two punch combo.
Perälä connects with a body shot that sends Wein's belly button to the back.
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.
Some bone on bone action there as Perälä checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Perälä counters with a stiff right hand.
A nice inside leg kick there by Perälä. That's going to slow Wein down.
Perälä works Wein's body with a nice hook.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Perälä, right into the meat.
Perälä turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Nice body kick from Wein.
Perälä scores with a hook to the body. Wein takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
The fighters circle momentarily. Perälä darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Perälä throws a jab when Wein was well out of range.
Perälä throws an overhand right that lands on Wein's shoulder, as Wein tries to avoid the shot.
Perälä takes one to the chin there.
Wein misses with a jab to the body
and Perälä counters with a two punch combo.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Perälä swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Wein counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Wilder Wein has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wein throws the left hand but Perälä avoids the punch easily.
Perälä throws out a loose jab but Wein uses good head movement to avoid it.
Wein thumps Perälä with a low kick.
Wein lands a right hook to the body.
Nice body kick from Perälä.
Wein looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Perälä lands a nice shot that snaps Wein's head back.
Perälä is looking to land body kicks.
Wein looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Wein checks the leg kick nicely there.
Perälä throws a hook but Wein blocks it.
Wein throws a looping overhand right but Perälä ducks down to avoid it.
Wein motions for Perälä to come forward. Wein throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Perälä scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.

And that's the end of the fight!
Taisto Perälä comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Perälä 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 James Atkins scores the fight 45:50
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 45:50
Judge James Glass scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Taisto Perälä!

Taisto Perälä is the new welterweight champion!
Taisto Perälä 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: EVO 02112017     
Date:   Feb 11, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Taisto Perälä and Sven Jergensen. Sven Jergensen has the eye of the tiger tonight.

182 cm
29
175 lbs
26 - 10 - 1
170 cm
28
170 lbs
19 - 8 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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King of Clothes
Humanoid Nutrition (160Q for 160$)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Sven Jergensen!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, James Ackerman and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jergensen misses with a hook
and Perälä counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Jergensen takes a swing at Perälä's ribcage but misses.
A jab from Perälä does it's job there.
Perälä uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Jergensen.
Perälä throws a leg kick but Jergensen sees it coming and moves out of range.
Perälä fails to land the takedown.
Jergensen throws the left hand but Perälä avoids the punch easily.
Perälä looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Jergensen throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Perälä is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Jergensen.
Perälä misses with a hook.
Jergensen throws an overhand right that lands on Perälä's shoulder, as Perälä tries to avoid the shot.
Jergensen 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.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä looks to land a left hand but Jergensen moved out of range nicely.

Jergensen closes the distance and clinches.

Perälä breaks the clinch.
Perälä throws a good cross that connects.
Perälä takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
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!
Perälä lands with a straight right. Jergensen didn't see that one coming.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Jergensen manages to avoid it.
Jergensen scores with a shot to the body.
Jergensen scores with a jab to the body.
Jergensen has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Jergensen there as he acknowledges the shot.
Perälä scores with a kick to the body.
Perälä throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Jergensen tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Perälä manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Nice sprawl there from Perälä as Jergensen shoots in.
Jergensen throws a jab when Perälä was well out of range.
A quick step to the side and Perälä tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Perälä misses with a straight right.
Jergensen throws a body punch but Perälä moves out of range.
Jergensen just misses with a punch to the body.
Jergensen throws a right and a left that Perälä avoids nicely.
Perälä thows a left - swing and a miss!
Jergensen tries to counter by closing the distance.
Jergensen fails with the takedown.
Perälä takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Jergensen checks a low kick from Perälä.
Perälä explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Jergensen throws a shot to the body.
Jergensen tries to clinch up.
Jergensen scores with a sloppy right hand. Perälä should have avoided that one.
Jergensen thows a left - swing and a miss!
A slow jab from Perälä misses its intended target.
A jab from Jergensen misses.
Jergensen uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Perälä.
Jergensen shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Perälä as he jumps to the side.
Taisto Perälä has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Sven Jergensen.
Jergensen misses with a body shot.

Jergensen looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
Jergensen throwing strikes but missing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä is trying to hold Jergensen in close to prevent damage but Jergensen has managed to pass into half guard.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Jergensen in particular looking to stall.
Perälä keeping control of the position.
Perälä avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Jergensen.
Perälä is looking for a sweep. Jergensen is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Jergensen seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Jergensen content to control rather than advance.
Jergensen missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Jergensen throwing shots but Perälä is blocking nicely.
Jergensen content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Jergensen sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Perälä defending well though.
Perälä trying to control from the bottom.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Jergensen misses with a hook.
Sven Jergensen seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Jergensen throws a body punch but Perälä moves out of range.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Jergensen, as that shot connected.
Taisto Perälä is winning the standup battle so far.
Perälä keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Jergensen throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Perälä stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Jergensen tries to close the distance and clinch up but Perälä swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Perälä misses with a hook.
Perälä connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Jergensen momentarily.
Jergensen misses with a two punch combination.
Jergensen fails to land with a series of punches.
Perälä throws a shot from downtown. Jergensen moves away and avoids it.
Perälä misses with a low kick as Jergensen jumps back.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä looks for a takedown but Jergensen sprawls well.
Jergensen looks to score with a jab to the body but Perälä is just out of range.
Jergensen throws a body shot but no joy.
Jergensen throws an off balance right hand
enabling Perälä to counter with a crisp jab.
Perälä throws a head kick but Jergensen moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jergensen swings and misses with a hook to the body.
It looked like Perälä wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Jergensen throws the left hand but Perälä avoids the punch easily.
Jergensen connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Decent striking displayed by Jergensen there.
Jergensen moves out of range of the strikes.
Perälä avoids the body shot from Jergensen.
Perälä connects with a single shot there.
Jergensen misses the jab.
Perälä feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Perälä moves away from the strike by Jergensen.
Jergensen swings and misses with a shot to the body
letting Perälä counter with a right hand.
Sloppy strikes from Jergensen. Those never looked like landing.
Perälä buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Jergensen throws a body shot but no joy.
Perälä is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Perälä is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Jergensen jabs Perälä to the body, keeping him at a distance.
A looping hook to the body misses from Jergensen. Perälä does a little dance to reset his feet.
Jergensen lands a nice looking body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Perälä keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Jergensen.
Jergensen misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Perälä.
Jergensen slips a straight right by Perälä.
Jergensen tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Perälä was well out of range. Poor timing from Jergensen.
Perälä avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Jergensen keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Perälä.
Perälä sets himself, and Jergensen steps forward looking for the clinch! Perälä avoids it this time.
Jergensen jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Perälä throws a shot from downtown. Jergensen moves away and avoids it.
Jergensen looks to land a right hand but Perälä moved out of range.
Perälä swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Perälä throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
And Jergensen tries to counter it with a takedown but Perälä pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Perälä misses with a left hand

and Jergensen counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Perälä!
Perälä takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Jergensen throws a strike aimed at the side of Perälä's head but Perälä avoids it well.
Jergensen working the strikes but Perälä uses the opportunity to regain half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä is looking to control Jergensen's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Perälä avoid being mounted?
Perälä wants to control but Jergensen passes into side.
Perälä is looking to reverse the position.
You can see the frustration on Perälä's face as Jergensen controls the position.
Perälä managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Jergensen.
Jergensen trying to control the action but Perälä is working from the bottom.
Perälä is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Perälä is pressing down on Jergensen's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Jergensen is looking to work some ground and pound but Perälä has wrist control.
Jergensen not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Perälä trying to control the position.
Jergensen sitting in guard here, content to control.
Jergensen postures up in Perälä's guard and throws a big left but Perälä blocks it.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sven Jergensen 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.


A nice leg kick lands there from Perälä.
An inside leg kick lands from Perälä.
Jergensen steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Perälä. That one must have hurt.
Perälä cracks Jergensen with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Jergensen rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Perälä looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Jergensen tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Jergensen looks to land a left hand but Perälä moved out of range nicely.
Perälä leaves Jergensen with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Jergensen misses with a body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jergensen takes one on the button.
Jergensen tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Perälä was well out of range. Poor timing from Jergensen.
Perälä throws an overhand right that lands on Jergensen's shoulder, as Jergensen tries to avoid the shot.
Perälä has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Perälä leaves Jergensen with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Jergensen is out of range.
Jergensen misses with a wild body shot.
Jergensen tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Perälä manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Perälä swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Jergensen tries to counter by closing the distance.
A telegraphed right hand from Perälä misses the target.
Jergensen just misses with a punch to the body.

Jergensen has Perälä up against the cage in a clinch.
Perälä tries a body shot but Jergensen blocks it.
Perälä trying to control the position but instead, Jergensen has worked for underhooks and has pushed Perälä into the cage.
A right hand to the body from Jergensen.
Jergensen tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Perälä scores with a shot to the side of Jergensen's head.
Jergensen is pressed up against the cage. Perälä has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Jergensen down to the mat. Jergensen avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Perälä moves out of range as Jergensen strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Jergensen uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Perälä.
Jergensen tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Perälä throws out a loose jab but Jergensen uses good head movement to avoid it.
A big right from Jergensen misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Jergensen. Perälä does a little dance to reset his feet.
Jergensen tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Perälä paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Perälä slips under a jab from Jergensen.
Jergensen fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Perälä manages to avoid it.
Perälä lands with a shot to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Jergensen wants to clinch.
Perälä misses with a body shot.
Jergensen steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Perälä.
Jergensen tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Perälä counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jergensen throws a hook but Perälä avoids it easily.
Jergensen gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Jergensen looks to land a right hand but Perälä moved out of range.
Perälä avoids the body shot from Jergensen.
An attempted straight right counter from Perälä misses the target.
Perälä throws a body punch but Jergensen moves out of range.
Jergensen throws a body shot but no joy.
Perälä pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Jergensen ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Perälä moves away.
Perälä scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.

Jergensen instigates a clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Jergensen.
Jergensen tries a body shot but Perälä blocks it.
Perälä working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Jergensen lands an uppercut.
Perälä tries to throw a body punch but Jergensen avoids it by throwing Perälä back against the cage.
Perälä lands a body shot.
Perälä tries to work over Jergensen's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä has a couple of punches blocked by Jergensen.
Perälä lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Perälä is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Perälä looking for a takedown.
Jergensen goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Perälä tries a body shot but Jergensen blocks it.
Perälä misses with a hook from the clinch.
Perälä tries a body shot but Jergensen blocks it.
Perälä blocks a body shot from Jergensen.
Jergensen can't find room to land a body shot as Perälä controls the action.
Perälä throws a punch but it's blocked by Jergensen.
Perälä can't find room to land a body shot as Jergensen controls the action.
Perälä is trying to push Jergensen away but Jergensen has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
A shot in the inside from Perälä.
Jergensen is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
A head punch on the inside from Jergensen fails to land.
Jergensen keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Perälä's efforts to push away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Jergensen scores with a jab to the body.
Perälä misses with a looping right.
Jergensen throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
An attempted straight right counter from Perälä misses the target.
Perälä misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Jergensen.
Jergensen lands a nice hook to Perälä's body. Perälä takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Jergensen shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Perälä as he jumps to the side.
Jergensen throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Perälä's waist but Perälä gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Jergensen off to one side.
Perälä thinks about countering with a body kick.
Perälä bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Jergensen wants to clinch.
Perälä swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jergensen misses with a few strikes there.
Jergensen swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Perälä scores with a jab to the jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jergensen takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Jergensen swinging wildly here.
Jergensen misses with a hook. Perälä ducked under it nicely.
Perälä swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Jergensen.
Perälä walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Jergensen checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Perälä throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.

Jergensen closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Perälä to the mat! Perälä manages to get full guard.
Jergensen is looking to work some ground and pound but Perälä has wrist control.
Jergensen is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Sven Jergensen has got the better of the ground game so far.
Perälä controls Jergensen momentarily but Jergensen frees himself.
Jergensen controlling from the top position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jergensen postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Perälä is controlling Jergensen's posture.
Perälä has momentary wrist control but Jergensen slips an elbow through the middle.
Perälä looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Perälä takes a swing at Jergensen's ribcage but misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jergensen throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Jergensen is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Perälä rather than just go for the knockout.
Perälä slips under a jab from Jergensen.
Jergensen defending well as Perälä loads up on a big left hand.
Jergensen misses with an uppercut. Perälä saw that one coming.
Perälä misses with a takedown attempt - Jergensen sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.

A momentary lapse in concentration from Jergensen enables Perälä to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Jergensen manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
Jergensen is trying to keep Perälä in close.
Jergensen looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jergensen working a defensive guard but Perälä manages to pass into side control anyway.
Jergensen parries the strikes from Perälä easily there. Perälä is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Jergensen to escape.
Jergensen is looking to regain half guard here but Perälä keeps moving and retains side control.
Jergensen tries to control but end up mounted... ooooh, that's bad.
Perälä sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Perälä prevents Jergensen from getting the reversal.
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 Taisto Perälä 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!


Perälä thuds a left hand into Jergensen's body.
Jergensen moves away from the strike by Perälä.
A shot to the liver by Jergensen. Beautiful body shot.
Jergensen throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Jab by Jergensen.
Nice sprawl there from Perälä as Jergensen shoots in.
Perälä uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Jergensen.

Jergensen has taken the fight to the clinch.

Perälä manages to break the clinch.
Jergensen misses with a hook
and Jergensen takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Jergensen throws a looping overhand right but Perälä ducks down to avoid it.
Perälä feinted with a counter takedown.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jergensen misses with a straight right.
Perälä was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
The fighters circle momentarily. Jergensen darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Jergensen scores with a jab to the body.
Perälä slips a straight right by Jergensen.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Perälä throws a head kick that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä throws a jab but it's blocked by Jergensen.
Perälä pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Jergensen is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Perälä shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Jergensen as he jumps to the side.
Jergensen throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Jergensen changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Perälä fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Jergensen swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Perälä swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Jergensen's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Jergensen takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Jergensen shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Perälä as he avoids it easily.
Jergensen tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Perälä was well out of range. Poor timing from Jergensen.
An attempted straight right counter from Perälä misses the target.
Perälä dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Jergensen. That did some damage!
Jergensen tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Perälä was well out of range. Poor timing from Jergensen.
Jergensen dips to his left and cracks Perälä with an uppercut!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä cracks the inside of Jergensen's front leg.
Jergensen darts in looking for a takedown but Perälä gets double underhooks and turns Jergensen into the cage.
Taisto Perälä has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Sven Jergensen.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Perälä.
Perälä looking to land some kicks to the body here.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Jergensen tests Perälä's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Jergensen shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Perälä as he jumps to the side.
Perälä stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Jergensen stuns Perälä with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Jergensen tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Jergensen misses with the combination.
Perälä steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Jergensen.
Perälä pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jergensen tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Perälä was well out of range. Poor timing from Jergensen.
Jergensen tries to clinch but Perälä is having none of it.
Perälä fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Jergensen manages to avoid it.
Perälä fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Jergensen fails with a takedown attempt.
Jergensen doesn't manage to clinch there - Perälä circles away.
Jergensen throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Perälä throws a hook but Jergensen blocks it.
Jergensen misses with a hook.
Jergensen displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Perälä throws out the jab.
Nice defenses there by Perälä.
Perälä throws a front kick aimed at Jergensen's knee but Jergensen avoids it well.
Jergensen swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jergensen slips a straight right by Perälä.
Jergensen throws a big shot that misses.
Perälä ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Jergensen moves away.
Jergensen swings away with a body shot that misses
and Perälä makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Jergensen really felt that one!
Jergensen lands with a good body shot.

Perälä gets tackled into the cage by Jergensen. Jergensen maintains the clinch.
Jergensen blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Jergensen blocking some punches.
Perälä throws a head punch that misses.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Perälä wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Perälä wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Jergensen takes a shot to the head.
Perälä prevents a takedown attempt there.
Jergensen misses with a punch to the body.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Taisto Perälä!

After the fight, Taisto Perälä 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: EVO 290: Hawkins vs Dunas     
Date:   Jan 11, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Taisto Perälä and Moe Lester. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

182 cm
29
175 lbs
26 - 10 - 0
180 cm
26
164 lbs
17 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Purple Belt
World class MT
Granite chin

Perkele!

Bullet Proof System
Hellbent



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Moe Lester!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, James Glass and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Perälä throws a right hand that misses
and Lester counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Perälä throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Lester on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Perälä. Perälä obviously looking to wear him down.
Perälä jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Lester feints and then cracks Perälä's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Perälä down.
Lester chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Perälä can pounce on him.
Perälä swings widly with a right hand
enabling Lester to counter with a crisp jab.
Perälä moves out of range of the strikes.
It looked like Perälä wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Perälä ducks under a wild hook from Lester.
Lester takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Perälä cracks Lester with a right hand to the side of the head.
Lester just misses with a punch to the body.
Perälä quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Lester takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Perälä looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Lester 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.
Lester will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä scores with a shot to the body.
Perälä takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Lester scores with a nice strike.

It looks like Taisto Perälä has been cut.
Lester looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Lester ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Lester is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Perälä with a body shot.
Good work by Perälä as he checks the leg kick.
Perälä scores with a leg kick.
Perälä keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Lester tries to move into range but Perälä moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.

It looks like Moe Lester has been cut.
Lester stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Perälä.
Perälä throws out a powerful jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A looping hook to the body misses from Lester. Perälä does a little dance to reset his feet.
Lester waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Perälä.
Moe Lester is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Perälä misses with the combination.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Lester is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Perälä.
Lester throws a leg kick which misses Perälä's front leg but catches the back leg as Perälä tries to avoid it.
That kick from Perälä tenderised Lester's leg. Lester is trying to keep his angry face on.
Perälä thows a leg kick but Lester checks it
and Lester counters with a straight right hand.
Lester has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
That kick from Perälä tenderised Lester's leg. Lester is trying to keep his angry face on.
Perälä throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Lester has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Perälä finds it's way round the side to connect with Lester's head.
Lester looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Perälä misses with a wild body shot.
Lester throws out a counter right but Perälä avoids it with no problem.
Perälä moves out of range of the strikes.
Lester scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Perälä 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.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lester is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Perälä.
Nice body kick there by Perälä.
Perälä misses the shot to the body.
Lester connects with a jab.
Lester avoids a kick to the body.
A cross from Lester lands.
Lester slips under a jab from Perälä.
Perälä paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Perälä.
A nice inside leg kick there by Perälä. That's going to slow Lester down.
Perälä moves out of range as Lester strikes.
Perälä appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Perälä misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Lester.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Lester! But no joy.
Perälä dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Lester. That did some damage!
Lester is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Perälä had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Perälä jabs Lester to the body, keeping him at a distance.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Lester misses with a low kick.
Lester swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Lester jabs Perälä to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Perälä fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Lester has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Lester misses with a left hand

and Perälä counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Perälä's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Lester wants to get back to his feet but Perälä is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Perälä engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Perälä pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Lester is keeping the position for now.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Taisto Perälä dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Perälä fails with the takedown
letting Lester counter with a right hand.
Perälä lands with a good body shot.
Lester throws a lazy right hand but Perälä sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Lester's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Lester misses with an uppercut.
Perälä throws a chopping leg kick but Lester manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Perälä scores with a hook to the body. Lester takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Perälä cracks Lester with an open hand slap.
Lester moves out of range of the leg kick from Perälä.
Lester has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Lester there as he acknowledges the shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lester cracks Perälä with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Perälä throws a jab when Lester was well out of range.
The fighters circling - Lester throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Perälä half committed to a counter leg kick.
Perälä throws a leg kick
and Lester counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lester tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Perälä was well out of range. Poor timing from Lester.
Perälä checks a leg kick.
Lester keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Perälä.
Perälä connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Lester momentarily.
Lester misses the shot to the body.
Lester throws a lazy uppercut

so Perälä counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Perälä won't allow Lester to get back to his feet.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Lester is wriggling around but Perälä manages to pass to half guard.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Perälä is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Lester is looking to escape.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.

Perälä is trying to work for a kimura but Lester is defending well.
Lester is staying active underneath Perälä, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä is stalling here. Lester is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Perälä seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Lester has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work.

Lester stands up.
Lester moves out of range of the body kick from Perälä.
Lester on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Perälä gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Lester lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Perälä takes one on the button.
Lester throws the kick towards the body but Perälä avoids it.
Perälä checks a low kick from Lester.
Lester goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Perälä throws a leg kick
and Lester cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Perälä wants to slow Lester down by chopping away at his legs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Lester fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Perälä is out of range.
Lester walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Lester loads up on a big right hand but Perälä slips the punch.
Lester throws a leg kick

and Perälä counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Perälä.

Lester manages to escape and get back to his feet.
Perälä misses the shot to the body.
Lester throws a leg kick which misses Perälä's front leg but catches the back leg as Perälä tries to avoid it.
Perälä ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Lester moves away.
Lester catches Perälä with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Lester throws a nice inside leg kick.
Perälä walks into a jab.
Lester goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Moe Lester showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Lester gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Perälä.
Lester thuds his right hand into Perälä's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.

Perälä looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
Lester is wriggling around but Perälä manages to pass to half guard.

Lester pushes Perälä off looking to stand but Perälä dives back in and keeps control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä is taking a breather. Lester says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Lester makes some distance and scrambles quickly back to his feet. Nice work!
Perälä swings widly with a right hand
and Perälä takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A thudding body kick lands there by Perälä!
Lester throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Perälä sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Perälä keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Lester.
Perälä is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Lester loads up on a big right hand but Perälä slips the punch.
Moe Lester seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Perälä lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Perälä throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Lester sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Lester scores with a jab to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Perälä has managed to clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Lester misses with a hook from the clinch.
Perälä lands a hook to the side of the head.
Perälä makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Perälä gets through Lester's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Perälä.
Perälä is trying to pull guard but Lester has him pressed against the cage.
Lester lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Perälä blocks a body shot from Lester.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Perälä creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Perälä creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
A right hand to the body from Perälä.
Lester lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Perälä or not.
Lester has a couple of punches blocked by Perälä.
Lester blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Perälä tries to throw a body punch but Lester avoids it by throwing Perälä back against the cage.
Lester lands a body punch in the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä tries to work over Lester's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Lester misses with a hook to the ribs.
Lester lands a hook that snaps the head of Perälä backwards.
Perälä tries a body shot but Lester blocks it.
Perälä goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

Perälä's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Lester waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Perälä.
Lester throws a jab but it's blocked by Perälä.
Perälä feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Lester feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Peräläs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Decent striking displayed by Perälä there.
Perälä throws a lazy uppercut
and Lester counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Lester lands with a hook. Perälä tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Lester misses with an uppercut.
Perälä misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Lester.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Perälä, right into the meat.
Lester feints and then cracks Perälä's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Perälä down.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Lester throws a jab when Perälä was well out of range.
Lester throws out a powerful jab.
The fighters circling - Lester throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Perälä feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Lester displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Perälä throws out the jab.
Lester pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Taisto Perälä seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Lester throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Perälä lands with an overhand left.
Lester misses with a wild body shot.
Perälä drops down looking for a counter takedown but Lester sprawls and moves away.
Perälä moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Lester loads up on a big right hand but Perälä slips the punch.
Perälä looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Perälä throws a front kick aimed at Lester's knee but Lester avoids it well.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Moe Lester just about did enough to take it.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's time! Perälä's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Perälä wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Perälä misses with a low kick.
Perälä cracks Lester with a right hand to the side of the head.

Perälä gets a clinch.
Perälä fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Lester fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A frustrated look appears on Lester's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Perälä swings wildly with an uppercut but Lester uses good head movement to avoid it.
Perälä misses with a short punch on the inside.
Lester tries to circle away but Perälä has him pinned against the cage.
Taisto Perälä has scored more points in the clinch so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lester misses with the head strike.
Lester misses with a punch on the inside.
Lester blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Lester's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Lester misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Perälä.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä looks to land a body kick but Lester moved away.
Perälä throws a right hand that misses
and Lester makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Lester misses with a looping right.
Perälä blocks a low kick nicely.
Lester throws a hook but Perälä blocks it.
Lester uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Perälä.
Lester throws a looping overhand right but Perälä ducks down to avoid it.
Lester misses with an uppercut.
Lester misses with a hook
and Perälä counters with a nice body shot.
Nice uppercut lands for Perälä. That snapped Lester's head back.
Lester is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Lester swings for the body but Perälä moves out of range.

Perälä clinches up against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Lester misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Perälä blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Lester prevents a body shot from Perälä.
Lester being controlled against the cage.
Lester can't find room to land a body shot as Perälä controls the action.
Perälä tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Lester's elbow.
Perälä wants to stall.
Lester misses with a body punch.
Lester digs a right hand into Perälä's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Perälä's gas tank.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Lester working aggressively here.
Lester throws a punch but it's blocked by Perälä.
Perälä throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Lesters head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lester fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Perälä misses with a punch on the inside.
Perälä struggles to land a body shot inside as Lester controls his hands.
Perälä tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Lester's elbow.
Perälä swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Perälä tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Perälä.
Perälä lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Perälä lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Lester backwards.
Perälä lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Lester lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Perälä lands a hook to the side of the head.
Lester misses with the head strike.
Perälä pushes Lester back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Lester misses with a punch on the inside.
Lester is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Lester.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Lester throws a head punch that misses.
Perälä blocks a body shot from Lester.
Perälä misses with some punches.
Perälä working aggressively here.
Perälä lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Perälä throws a head punch that misses.
Perälä tries a body shot but Lester blocks it.
Perälä lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Perälä is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Lester is keeping busy.
Lester misses with a hook to the ribs.
Perälä working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Perälä scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Lester.
Perälä misses with a hook from the clinch.
Lester works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Taisto Perälä had his way with Moe Lester in that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Perälä throws a body punch but Lester moves out of range.
Nice straight punches there by Lester. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Lester.
Lester slips a straight right by Perälä.
Lester scores with a leg kick.
Lester tries to work over Perälä's front leg with a kick but Perälä checks it.
Perälä ducks under a wild hook from Lester.
Perälä tried to counter with a leg kick but Lester avoided it.
Lester throws an overhand right that lands on Perälä's shoulder, as Perälä tries to avoid the shot.
Perälä catches Lester with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Perälä swings and misses with a hook to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Lester misses with a hook
and Perälä counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Perälä feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Lester's calf.
Perälä takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lester uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Perälä.
Perälä keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Perälä looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Lester lands a jab to Perälä's midsection.
Perälä throws a hook but Lester avoids it easily.
Lester throws an ugly left hook that misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Lester uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Perälä.
Lester tries to score with a low kick but Perälä moves his leg out of the way.
Lester lands a glancing blow to the side of Perälä's head.
Lester throws an ugly left hook that misses
letting Perälä counter with a right hand.
Perälä throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Lester tries a quick counter leg kick but Perälä is wise to it.
Lester moves out of range as Perälä strikes.
Lester only half commits to the counter leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
An inside leg kick lands from Perälä.
Perälä feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Lester's calf.
Lester misses the shot to the body.
Perälä connects with a jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Perälä with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Perälä lands with a nice body punch.
Perälä avoids the body shot from Lester.
Perälä goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Perälä thows a left - swing and a miss!
Lester thows a left - swing and a miss!
Perälä takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Perälä shoots for a takedown but Lester saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä slips under a jab from Lester.
Perälä cracks a nice hook into Lester's ribs.
Perälä fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Lester checks it well.
A chopping leg kick lands by Perälä.
Lester just misses with a punch to the body.
Perälä avoids the body shot from Lester.
Lester throws a hook to the side of Perälä's head but Perälä sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Good exchange - Lester coming out on top.
Lester throws a big shot that misses.
Lester lands an overhand right.
Perälä misses with a combination
enabling Lester to counter with a crisp jab.
Perälä throws a leg kick which misses Lester's front leg but catches the back leg as Lester tries to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lester fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Lester connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Perälä's hands.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Perälä takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Lester takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Lester misses with an uppercut.
Perälä ducks under a wild hook from Lester.
Lester throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Perälä throws a leg kick that misses.
Perälä takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Perälä misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Lester.
Lester steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Perälä scores with a jab. Lester acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Perälä on the wrong end of a nice jab.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Moe Lester.
I think Lester 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 Paul Tew scores the fight 48:48
Judge James Glass scores the fight 47:48
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 48:48

The fight is ruled a majority draw!
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Event: EVO XMas Bash     
Date:   Dec 24, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Taisto Perälä and Jack Jone. Jone has chosen If you smell! as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

182 cm
29
175 lbs
25 - 10 - 0
190 cm
28
185 lbs
16 - 7 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Perkele!

Hellbent
Bullet Proof System



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jack Jone!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, James Ackerman and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jone loads up on a big right hand but Perälä slips the punch.
Jone stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Perälä.
Jone misses with a hook.
A solid leg kick lands there for Perälä.
Jone throws an off balance right hand
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Jone's corner calls for a 1-2. Jone obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.

It looks like Taisto Perälä has been cut.
Jone misses the body punch
and Perälä counters with a nice uppercut.
Perälä lands a jab.
A jab from Perälä misses.
Jone throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Nice uppercut there from Perälä.
Perälä walks into a jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Perälä throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Jone counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Perälä's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Jone connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Perälä scrambles back to his feet.
Perälä fails with a takedown attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jone throws a poor cross that misses
and Perälä counters with a right hand to the body.
Perälä uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Jone.
A chopping leg kick lands by Perälä.
Jone misses with a looping right.
We've been informed that Jone has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
A looping hook to the body misses from Jone. Perälä does a little dance to reset his feet.
Perälä misses with a looping left.
Perälä misses with a low kick.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Jone! But no joy.
Perälä slips a straight right by Jone.
Jone has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Jone there as he acknowledges the shot.
Jone scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Perälä stuns Jone with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Jone stuns Perälä with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Jone misses with an uppercut
and Perälä counters with a right hand to the body.
Perälä is looking to slow Jone down with leg kicks.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nice jab there from Jone.
Perälä has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Holding Cell in the buildup to the fight.
Perälä connects with a body shot that sends Jone's belly button to the back.
Perälä staying out of range there.
Perälä fires out a quick counter leg kick but Jone just manages to avoid it.
Perälä tries to land a leg kick but Jone saw it coming and moves away.
Jone misses with an uppercut.
Jone is looking to slow Perälä down with leg kicks.
Jone throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Perälä sees it coming and avoids it easily.
It looked like Perälä wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Jone misses with a lunging right hand
and Perälä counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Jone throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Perälä sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Perälä scores with the left hand. Jone knows he should have avoided that one.
Perälä misses with a kick to the body
and Jone counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Jone cracks Perälä with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Perälä ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Jack Jone is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Perälä lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Jone throws a lazy uppercut
and Perälä counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jone misses with an uppercut.
Jone misses with a looping left.
Perälä throws a body punch but Jone moves out of range.
Perälä wants to slow Jone down by chopping away at his legs.
Perälä dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

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

Jone manages to escape and get back to his feet!
Perälä misses with a kick to the body
and Jone counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Jone checks a leg kick.
It seemed like Jone was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Jone throws a body shot but no joy.
Jone checks a low kick from Perälä.
Nice straight punches there by Perälä. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Perälä.
Perälä walks into a jab.
Perälä lands a body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A nice leg kick lands there from Jone.
Perälä misses with a jab to the body
and Jone counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Jone misses with the body kick
and Perälä counters with an inside leg kick.
Donk. Jone catches Perälä right on the button with a cross.
Jone misses with a hook. Perälä ducked under it nicely.
Perälä throws out a leg kick but Jone moves out of range and Perälä only half commits.
Jone throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Perälä connects with a leg kick. Jone looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Jone misses with an attempted mid kick.
Perälä slips under a jab from Jone.
Perälä is looking to counter punch.
Perälä misses the shot to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Perälä cracks a nice hook into Jone's ribs.
Jone is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Perälä had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Jone.
Jone swings away with a body shot that misses
and Perälä counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Jone throws a right hand that misses
and Perälä counters with a straight 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 Taisto Perälä will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Taisto Perälä's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Perälä fakes the leg kick and cracks Jone in the body.
Jone checks the leg kick nicely there.
Jone thumps Perälä with a low kick.

Perälä bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
You can see the frustration on Jone's face as Perälä controls the position.
Jone is trying to get back to his feet.
Perälä is maintaining the dominant position - no doubt Jone will start to get frustrated soon if he's not already.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Jone is trying to get back to his feet.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The referee tells the fighters to keep busy.
Jone is looking to work his way out of this bad position but Perälä is controlling him well.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Perälä throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Jone sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Jone misses with a right hand

and Perälä counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Jone is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Jone keeping full guard, as Perälä tries to pass.
Jone is looking to stand up but Perälä isn't so interested in that idea.
Jone is using up a lot of energy trying to get back to his feet. Perhaps he should improve his position first.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä wants to control from the top but Jone keeps moving.
Perälä is standing up over Jone. Jone looks to escape but Perälä dives into side control.
Perälä controls the position from side control.
Jone wants to escape from the position here - easier said than done!
Perälä wants to control but Jone is keeping him busy.
Jone is trying to stand back up. He's worked his way up against the cage but Perälä has just dragged him back down to the mat.
Jone tries to get back to his feet but has found himself mounted instead. Damn, that's gotta suck.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Jone is trying to stand but he's not in a good position to be doing that! Perälä has taken his back!
Perälä wants to control but Jone is keeping busy.

Perälä is working really hard to secure the rear naked choke. Jone defends successfully for a significant amount of time. Both fighters are looking very determined.
Jone is trying to stand back up.

Perälä is looking for the choke from the back position but Jone is controlling his hands well.
Jone is in a world of trouble here. He's outmatched on the ground here and he'd better get Perälä off his back sharpish unless he wants to be submitted.
Perälä throwing lazy shots from the back mount that aren't doing any damage.
Jone is being controlled on the ground here - he must escape this position otherwise surely the end is near.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jone is trying to stand back up.
Jone is keeping busy.
Jone is trying to get back to his feet but he's not managed it yet.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Taisto Perälä dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Taisto Perälä's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Jone steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Perälä. That one must have hurt.
Nice uppercut lands for Jone. That snapped Perälä's head back.
Perälä doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Perälä scores with a nice right hand.
Jone takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Taisto Perälä is winning the standup battle so far.
A low kick from Jone is predictable there
and Perälä counters with a good low kick that Jone was not able to check.
Perälä misses with a low kick.
Perälä takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Perälä lands a leg kick that knocks Jone off balance momentarily.
Jone moves away from the strike by Perälä.
Jone lands with an uppercut that bounces Perälä off the cage and back into range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jone throws a body punch but Perälä moves out of range.
Perälä smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Jone tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Perälä is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Jone can do to turn this around?

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä works Jone's body with a nice hook.
Perälä with a lazy takedown attempt
and Jone counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Perälä thinking.
Perälä connects with an inside leg kick.
Perälä connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Perälä takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Jone scores with a jab. Perälä acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Perälä is defended easily by Jone.
Nice shot lands for Jone.
Jone throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
A counter left hand to the body from Perälä misses its target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Jone can pounce on him.
Perälä wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Perälä throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Jone uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Perälä.
Jone avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Perälä connects with a jab.
Jone throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Jone throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Perälä pivots, looking for a leg kick but Jone is out of range and Perälä settles back down.
Perälä lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Perälä.
Jone fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Perälä manages to avoid it.
Perälä ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Jone moves away.
A big right from Jone misses.
Perälä blocks a jab.
Perälä attempts a counter takedown but Jone avoids it well and moves away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä throws a body kick that misses.
Jone throws a looping overhand right but Perälä ducks down to avoid it.
Jone misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Perälä.
Jone throws the left hand but Perälä avoids the punch easily.
Perälä lands a nice leg kick that just misses Jone's sensitive parts.
Jone ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Perälä moves away.
Jone blocks a low kick nicely.
Jone 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 sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Perälä checks a leg kick.
Jone avoids a kick to the body.
Jone ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Perälä moves away.
Perälä with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Perälä throws a body kick that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jone throws a low kick but Perälä moves out of range easily.
Jone throws a low kick but Perälä avoids it.
Jone's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Perälä throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Jone swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Jone misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Perälä.
Good shot there by Perälä.
Perälä slips a jab from Jone.
Perälä moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Perälä pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Jone uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Perälä has time to react.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Perälä misses with a hook. Jone ducked under it nicely.
Good leg kick by Jone there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Jone scores with a body shot.
Perälä bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Perälä throws a body punch but Jone moves out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Taisto Perälä did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The cut man is working on Taisto Perälä's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


A good leg kick by Perälä.
Perälä scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Jone doesn't seem bothered though.
Jone moves out of range of the body kick.
Perälä looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Jone scores with a hook to the body. Perälä takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Perälä avoids the body shot from Jone.
Perälä appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Jone throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Jone throws a good cross that connects.
Jone takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Jone tries to move into range but Perälä 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.
Jone slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Perälä shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Jone lands a right 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!
Perälä with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jone throws a body punch but Perälä moves out of range.
Perälä lets loose with a powerful body kick. Jone will feel that in the morning.
Perälä misses with a low kick.
Jone works Perälä's body with a nice hook.
Perälä moves out of range as Jone strikes.
Jone throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Perälä turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Perälä connects with a body shot.
Perälä throws a body punch but Jone moves out of range.
Jone walks into a jab.
Perälä chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Jone works the jab nicely.
Perälä walks forward, straight into a front kick from Jone.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jone takes one to the chin there.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nice uppercut there from Perälä.
Perälä moves forwards but Jone connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Decent striking displayed by Jone there.
Perälä looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Jone shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Perälä lands a nice leg kick that just misses Jone's sensitive parts.
Jone keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Perälä takes one to the side of the head.
Jone swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Perälä connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Jone misses with a straight left.
Perälä dips to his left and cracks Jone with an uppercut!
Perälä connects with a jab.
A looping hook to the body misses from Jone. Perälä does a little dance to reset his feet.
A low kick from Perälä misses
and Jone counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jone throws a poor cross that misses
and Perälä counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Jone scores with a nice right hand.
Jone loads up on a big right hand but Perälä slips the punch.
Perälä scores with a nice head shot.
Jone misses with a wild body shot.
Jone pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Jab, jab by Perälä - just one landing.
Jone misses the jab.
Jone lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
A big left from Jone misses.
Perälä swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Jone takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Jone looks to land a right hand but Perälä moved out of range.
Nice body kick there by Jone.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jone lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Perälä 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!
Perälä connects with a solid leg kick.
Jone connects with a body shot that sends Perälä's belly button to the back.
Perälä lands with an overhand left.
Perälä ducks under a wild hook from Jone.
Perälä looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
Perälä misses the shot to the body.
Jone lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Nice uppercut there from Perälä.

Perälä drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Jone wants to get back to his feet but Perälä drags him back down.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Perälä 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 Jone's shoulder. That is not cool.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Jack Jone will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Taisto Perälä's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Jone lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Jone swings for the body but Perälä moves out of range.
A telegraphed right hand from Jone misses the target.
Perälä takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Jone leaves Perälä with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Jone lands with a nice body kick.
Jone moves out of range of the strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä connects with an inside leg kick.
Jone scores with a nice body kick.
Perälä throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Perälä fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Jone manages to avoid it.
Perälä throws a right hand that misses
and Jone counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Jone tries to land a front kick but Perälä steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Perälä swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Jone cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Jone misses with a body kick.
Perälä drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Perälä connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Perälä finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
A big right from Jone misses.
Jone throws a hook but Perälä blocks it.
Perälä uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Jone.
Perälä takes a jab right on the kisser.
Jone catches Perälä with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Jone thows a leg kick but Perälä checks it

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Jone is looking to escape.
Jone is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Perälä tries to pass to full mount but Jone defends it.

Perälä is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Jone is trying to stand up here but Perälä is controlling him well.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Jone throws a right hand that misses
and Perälä counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Jone uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Perälä.
Jack Jone has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jone looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Jone misses with a jab to the body
and Perälä counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
A decent looking cross lands there for Perälä.
Jone fails in his attempt to clinch.
Jone smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Jone keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Nice shot by Perälä.
Jone fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Perälä is out of range.
Perälä with a nice cross.
Jone throws a body kick that misses
letting Perälä counter with a right hand.
Jone takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Perälä jabs Jone right on the nose. Jone blinks but takes it well.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Perälä avoids the body shot from Jone.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Jone moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Perälä misses with a hook
and Jone counters with a right hand to the body.
Perälä moves into range and connects with a jab.
Perälä connects with a leg kick. Jone looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Perälä connects with a single shot there.

Jone is rocked!
Perälä staying out of range there.
Jone is still on wobbly legs! Can Perälä finish him?
Perälä fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Jone checks the leg kick nicely there.
A nice side step and Jone releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Jone throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Perälä drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Jone seems to have recovered his senses.
Nice defenses there by Perälä.
Jone steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Perälä.
Nice takedown defense from Jone. No joy for Perälä on that attempt.
A little jabbing left from Jone on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

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 Taisto Perälä.
Well Perälä has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 50:46
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 47:49
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Taisto Perälä!

Taisto Perälä bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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Event: EVO 276: Avaldo vs Hunt     
Date:   Nov 05, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Taisto Perälä and Rustam Kersikov. Kersikov is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by ЦельРазгроl. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

182 cm
28
175 lbs
24 - 10 - 0
181 cm
39
176 lbs
30 - 14 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Perkele!

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Rustam Kersikov!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, Phil Schofield and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
An inside leg kick lands from Perälä.
Perälä throws a big shot that misses.
Perälä bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Kersikov smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Kersikov throws a head kick but Perälä moves out of range.
Kersikov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Perälä.
Perälä looks to throw the jab but Kersikov is out of range.
Perälä tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Kersikov looks for the body kick but Perälä saw that one coming.
Perälä was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Perälä swings for the body but Kersikov moves out of range.
Kersikov is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Perälä with a body shot.
Perälä fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Kersikov is out of range.
Perälä tried to score with a low kick but Kersikov checks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A clash of legs there as Kersikov blocks the low kick.
Kersikov doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Perälä drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.

It looks like Taisto Perälä has been cut.
Perälä throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Perälä throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Kersikov 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!
A shot to the body from Perälä misses
enabling Kersikov to counter with a crisp jab.
Kersikov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kersikov misses with a right hand
and Perälä counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Nice defenses there by Kersikov.
Kersikov is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Perälä with a body shot.
Kersikov throws a body shot but no joy.
Kersikov throws a hook but Perälä blocks it.
Perälä misses with a low kick.
A slapping leg kick lands for Perälä.
Perälä blocks a head kick by Kersikov.
We've been told by Perälä's head coaches at Holding Cell that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Kersikov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Kersikov misses the target.
Kersikov pivots, looking for a leg kick but Perälä is out of range and Kersikov settles back down.
A little feinted left hand from Perälä on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Kersikov blocks a low kick nicely.
Perälä lands with a good body shot.
Perälä displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kersikov throws out the jab.
Perälä throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Perälä connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Kersikov's hands.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä lands with an overhand left.
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!
Perälä fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Kersikov checks it well.
Perälä stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Kersikov.
Perälä on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Perälä closes this distance looking for a takedown but Kersikov circles away.
Perälä lands a head kick!

It looks like Rustam Kersikov has been cut.
A big right from Kersikov misses.
Kersikov takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Kersikov throws a front kick aimed at Perälä's knee but Perälä avoids it well.
Perälä darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Perälä stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Kersikov.
A bone on bone clash there as Kersikov blocks the leg kick.
Perälä dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Kersikov. That did some damage!
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Kersikov.
As Kersikov backs away, Perälä returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Rustam Kersikov is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kersikov stuns Perälä with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Perälä throws a big shot that misses.
Kersikov feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Perälä's calf.
Perälä throws a half hearted mid kick.
Kersikov connects with a leg kick. Perälä looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Kersikov has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
Perälä moves away from the strike by Kersikov.
Kersikov lands with a hook. Perälä tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Kersikov is looking to land body kicks.

Perälä changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Kersikov looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Perälä moving around in side mount but really he's just happy to control for now.
Kersikov tries to bench press Perälä off him but Perälä keeps the position.

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!
Kersikov prevents Perälä from moving into mount.
Perälä happy to just control the position for now.
Perälä tries to advance to mount but Kersikov denies him.
Perälä wants to lay and pray for a moment but Kersikov keeps working.
Kersikov struggling a bit here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Rustam Kersikov will probably get the nod.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
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.


Perälä jabs at Kersikov's body.
Kersikov throws a hook but Perälä blocks it.
Perälä appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Nice uppercut there from Kersikov.
Perälä scores with a hook.
Rustam Kersikov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Perälä scores with a jab. Kersikov acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Perälä dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Perälä connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Kersikov momentarily.
Nice cross by Kersikov.
Perälä misses with an uppercut. Kersikov saw that one coming.
Perälä lands the left hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kersikov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Perälä was well out of range. Poor timing from Kersikov.
Perälä avoids the head kick by Kersikov.
Kersikov lands a nice leg kick that just misses Perälä's sensitive parts.
Kersikov throws a hook but Perälä blocks it.
Perälä changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Perälä throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Perälä closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Perälä is pressing down on Kersikov's thigh, looking to free his foot. Kersikov is holding on for now.
Kersikov trying to hold on to Perälä's head to control him but Perälä postures up.
Kersikov wants to get back to full guard.
Perälä wants to control but Kersikov is keeping him busy.
Perälä perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Kersikov is controlling Perälä's trapped leg to prevent Perälä from advancing to side control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Perälä scores with the left hand. Kersikov knows he should have avoided that one.
Kersikov pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Perälä.
Perälä connects with a leg kick. Kersikov looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Kersikov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Perälä.
Kersikov feints a counter leg kick.
Perälä blocks the body kick.
Perälä swings for the body but Kersikov moves out of range.
Kersikov ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Decent striking displayed by Kersikov there.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kersikov misses with an uppercut. Perälä saw that one coming.
Kersikov fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Perälä looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Perälä lands a nice shot that snaps Kersikov's head back.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kersikov connects with a body shot that sends Perälä's belly button to the back.
Kersikov throws a low kick, looking for Perälä's leg but Perälä calmly moves out of range.
Perälä misses with a right hand
and Kersikov counters with a left to the body.
A decent looking cross lands there for Kersikov.
Kersikov throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Perälä's head.
Kersikov throws a half hearted mid kick.
Perälä fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Kersikov.
Perälä throws a lazy body kick
and Kersikov counters with a low kick, right behind Perälä 's knee.
Perälä wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Kersikov, as that shot connected.
Kersikov throws a hook but Perälä avoids it easily.
Perälä throws a quick counter kick to the body but Kersikov avoids it.
Perälä scores with a kick 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!
Perälä throws a leg kick but Kersikov moved away.
Kersikov is trying to counter with his kicks.
Kersikov fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kersikov.
Kersikov works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Perälä moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Perälä lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Kersikov's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Kersikov looks for the body kick but Perälä saw that one coming.
Perälä connects with a right hand. Kersikov shakes it off.
Kersikov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Kersikov throws a shot to the body.
Kersikov misses with a two punch combination.
Perälä catches Kersikov with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
A slapping leg kick lands for Kersikov.
Kersikov punishes Perälä's body with a nice straight punch.
Kersikov takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Kersikov throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Rustam Kersikov will probably get the nod - 10:9.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's time! Perälä's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Kersikov displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Perälä.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Perälä.
Perälä tries a low kick but Kersikov avoids it.
Perälä checks the leg kick.
Kersikov throws the left hand but Perälä avoids the punch easily.
Perälä attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Perälä takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Kersikov wants to clinch up but Perälä keeps it at a distance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä misses with an uppercut.
A little jabbing left from Kersikov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Kersikov is looking to slow Perälä down with leg kicks.
Kersikov checks a low kick from Perälä.
Perälä thows a body kick. Kersikov tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Kersikov takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kersikov misses with a leg kick
and Perälä counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Kersikov thinking.
Kersikov takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Perälä throws a lazy uppercut
and Kersikov counters with a left to the body.
Good exchange - Perälä coming out on top.
Kersikov throws out a powerful jab.
Kersikov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kersikov with a jab.
Perälä lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Kersikov moves out of range as Perälä throws a body kick.
Kersikov misses with a low kick.
Perälä throws a nice outside leg kick.
Kersikov on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Kersikov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
The fighters circle momentarily. Perälä darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Perälä shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Kersikov defends it nicely.
Kersikov attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Kersikov looks to land a body kick but Perälä moved away.
Kersikov pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Kersikov stuns Perälä with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Kersikov moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Perälä 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.
Perälä throws a sloppy head kick and Kersikov moves out of range easily.
Kersikov throws a wild body kick that Perälä sees coming a mile off.
A jab from Kersikov misses.
Kersikov misses with a right hand
enabling Perälä to counter with a crisp jab.
Perälä misses with a low kick as Kersikov jumps back.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kersikov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Perälä was well out of range. Poor timing from Kersikov.
Perälä is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Perälä uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kersikov.
Perälä scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Kersikov throws a body kick that misses
and Perälä counters with a nice low kick that buckles Kersikov's knee momentarily.
Kersikov throws a low kick but Perälä avoids it.
Kersikov throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Kersikov gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Perälä.
Perälä ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Kersikov shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Perälä is looking to counter with a body kick.
Perälä uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Kersikov doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Perälä clobbers Kersikov with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.

Perälä shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Perälä wants to free his trapped foot but Kersikov is holding on for dear life with his legs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Still in half guard, Perälä seems content to control.
Kersikov is trying to stand back up but Perälä is controlling him
Perälä passes into side control, despite Kersikov's attempt to control the position.
Perälä trying to control the position but Kersikov is working away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Taisto Perälä clearly takes that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's time! Perälä's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Kersikov throws a head kick that misses
and Kersikov takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Kersikov tries a head kick but it misses.
A little feinted left hand from Perälä on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Kersikov 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.
Kersikov feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Peräläs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Kersikov lands a nice looking body shot.
Perälä uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Kersikov has time to react.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Perälä 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 Kersikov has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Kersikov and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Perälä.
A solid body kick from Kersikov.
Kersikov throws the kick towards the body but Perälä avoids it.
Perälä throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Kersikov throws a big counter head kick but Perälä avoids it with no problem.
Kersikov ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Perälä misses with an uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kersikov missing with a left hand there. Perälä was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä lands a nice hook to Kersikov's body. Kersikov takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Perälä waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kersikov.
Perälä jabs Kersikov to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Kersikov tries to land a front kick but Perälä steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Kersikov swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Kersikov throws a poor cross that misses
and Perälä counters with an inside leg kick.
Kersikov lands with a kick to the ribs.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Kersikov.
Perälä takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Perälä takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Kersikov is looking to land body kicks.
Kersikov fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Perälä on the side of the head.
Perälä looks to land a right hand but Kersikov moved out of range.
Kersikov only half commits to the counter leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Perälä.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Perälä changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Kersikov tries to avoid it but Perälä manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Kersikov to the ground. Kersikov escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Perälä misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kersikov.
Perälä cracks Kersikov with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Kersikov lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Kersikov throws the kick towards the body but Perälä avoids it.
Kersikov takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Kersikov scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Perälä takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
A solid leg kick lands there for Perälä.
Perälä tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Kersikov defends well and Perälä ends up having to push Kersikov into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Perälä throws the kick towards the body but Kersikov avoids it.
Kersikov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Perälä manages to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kersikov lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Kersikov bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Perälä's head backwards.
Perälä shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Kersikov sprawls well. Kersikov wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Perälä gets slowly back to his feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Taisto Perälä. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Perälä scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Kersikov misses with a jab to the body
and Perälä counters with a straight right hand.
Kersikov scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Kersikov has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Kersikov will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Kersikov.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä lands a right hook to the body.
Kersikov listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Kersikov lands a front 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!
Kersikov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Perälä manages to avoid it.
Kersikov throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Kersikov throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Good work by Kersikov as he checks the leg kick.
Kersikov tries to land a leg kick but Perälä saw it coming and moves away.
Kersikov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Perälä.
Kersikov fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Perälä is out of range.
Kersikov misses with a straight right.
Perälä throwing a counter right hand but Kersikov manages to avoid it.
Perälä checks a leg kick.
Perälä takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Rustam Kersikov dominated that fourth round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


Kersikov swings widly with a right hand
and Perälä counters with a stiff right hand.
Kersikov throws a right hand that misses
and Perälä counters with a straight right hand.
Kersikov swings for the body but Perälä moves out of range.
Perälä is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Perälä throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kersikov takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Perälä throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Kersikov stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
That kick from Perälä tenderised Kersikov's leg. Kersikov is trying to keep his angry face on.
Kersikov has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Perälä.
Kersikov misses the shot to the body.
Perälä scores with a jab. Kersikov acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä misses with a body punch
and Kersikov counters with a straight right hand.
Kersikov swings for the body but Perälä moves out of range.
Kersikov moves forwards but Perälä connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Perälä ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
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!
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Kersikov 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 Perälä has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Perälä and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Perälä takes a jab right on the kisser.

Perälä darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
Kersikov wants to get back to his feet.
Taisto Perälä overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

Perälä is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Kersikov defends it well.
Kersikov is positioning himself well to prevent Perälä advancing to mount.
Taisto Perälä has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Rustam Kersikov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Perälä is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Kersikov tries to roll over but Perälä keeps him under control.
Perälä is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Perälä is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kersikov buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Perälä. Kersikov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kersikov let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
A swing and a miss from Kersikov.
Perälä on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Perälä throws a leg kick but Kersikov sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Kersikov let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Nice body punch from Kersikov.
Kersikov checks a leg kick.
Kersikov connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Perälä throws a leg kick that is checked
and Kersikov counters with a straight right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Kersikov.
Perälä lands a right hook to the body.
Kersikov looks to score with a jab to the body but Perälä is just out of range.
Perälä throws the kick towards the body but Kersikov avoids it.
Kersikov feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Perälä's calf.
Perälä on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Kersikov. Kersikov obviously looking to wear him down.
Perälä tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kersikov blocks a leg kick.
Kersikov scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Kersikov connects with a good right hand that stumbles Perälä. Perälä circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Kersikov throws a hook to the side of Perälä's head but Perälä sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Perälä drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Perälä misses with a lunging right hand
and Kersikov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 47:49
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 49:47
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 49:47

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Taisto Perälä!

Taisto Perälä bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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Event: EVO 273: Alvado vs Taisto     
Date:   Oct 19, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Pablo Alvado and Taisto Perälä. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

180 cm
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36 - 16 - 1
182 cm
28
175 lbs
24 - 9 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Perkele!



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 16 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Pablo Alvado!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, William Gold and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Alvado on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Perälä throws a right and a left that both miss.
Alvado looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Perälä scoring well with a low kick there.
Perälä is looking to land body kicks.
Perälä dips to his left and cracks Alvado with an uppercut!

It looks like Pablo Alvado has been cut.
Perälä misses with a low kick.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Perälä has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Perälä fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Alvado.
Perälä misses with a left hand
and Alvado counters with a left and a right that stings Perälä.
Perälä feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Alvado's calf.
Perälä throws a body shot but no joy.
A counter left hand to the body from Alvado misses its target.
Alvado throws an overhand right that lands on Perälä's shoulder, as Perälä tries to avoid the shot.
Perälä looks like he wants to counter punch here.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Perälä tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Perälä throws a hook but Alvado avoids it easily.
Perälä darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Perälä.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Alvado keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

It looks like Taisto Perälä has been cut.
Perälä looks to throw the jab but Alvado is out of range.
Taisto Perälä seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Perälä throws a jab but it's blocked by Alvado.
Alvado thinks about countering with a body kick.
Perälä misses with a wild combination.
Perälä dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Alvado tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Pablo Alvado is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Perälä cracks the inside of Alvado's front leg.
Perälä misses with a body shot
and Alvado connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
A low kick from Perälä is predictable there
and Alvado counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Perälä jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Alvado uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Perälä.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä throws the left hand but Alvado avoids the punch easily.
Alvado has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Perälä.
Perälä scores with a hook to the body. Alvado takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A looping hook to the body misses from Alvado. Perälä does a little dance to reset his feet.
Perälä replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Alvado blocks it well.
Alvado comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Alvado cracks the inside of Perälä's front leg.
Perälä fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Alvado.
Perälä shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Alvado as he avoids it easily.
Nice defenses there by Alvado.
It looked like Alvado was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Perälä.
Perälä scores with a crisp jab that stopped Alvado in his tracks.
Alvado jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Perälä misses with a hook.
Perälä throws a leg kick but Alvado moved away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä throws a leg kick but Alvado sees it coming and moves out of range.
Perälä looks to land a right hand but Alvado moved out of range.
Crunch! Alvado slams his shin into Perälä's torso.
Alvado is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Alvado takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Alvado with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Perälä to score with a decent uppercut.
A shot to the body from Perälä misses
and Alvado counters with a stiff right hand.
Nice body kick from Perälä.
Perälä scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Alvado wants to clinch up but Perälä keeps it at a distance.
Alvado misses the jab.
Perälä 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.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Alvado keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Perälä misses with the combination.
Alvado fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Perälä misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Alvado counters with a nice body shot.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Alvado checks a leg kick.
Alvado ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Perälä moves away.
A telegraphed right hand from Perälä misses the target.
Perälä fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Alvado manages to avoid it.
Nice shot lands for Perälä.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Alvado tries to throw a body punch but Perälä avoids it by throwing Alvado back against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Taisto Perälä dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Perälä lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Alvado ducks under a wild hook from Perälä.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Alvado 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 Perälä has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Perälä and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Alvado avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Alvado throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Perälä stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Perälä throws a body punch but Alvado moves out of range.
No joy there for Alvado, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Perälä lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Perälä keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä tests Alvado's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Alvado bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Perälä misses with a body shot.
Alvado swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä jabs Alvado to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Perälä throws out a leg kick but Alvado moves out of range and Perälä only half commits.
A counter left hand to the body from Alvado misses its target.
The crowd cheers as Perälä lands an impressive looking overhand right. Alvado doesn't seem phased though.
A looping hook to the body misses from Perälä. Alvado does a little dance to reset his feet.
Alvado tries to close the distance and clinch up but Perälä swats him away and circles back towards the center.
And Perälä tries to counter it with a takedown but Alvado pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Alvado is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Perälä throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Alvado.
Perälä misses with a left hand
and Alvado counters with a big head kick but Perälä shrugs it off.
Perälä has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Perälä connects with a looping right hand.
Perälä fails with the takedown.
Perälä is looking to slow Alvado down with leg kicks.
Alvado avoids the body shot from Perälä.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Alvado uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Perälä.
Alvado is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Alvado ducks right into an uppercut from Perälä.
Perälä is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Alvado.
Alvado is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Alvado looks to score with a jab to the body but Perälä is just out of range.
Perälä throws a leg kick but Alvado checks it.
Perälä throws an overhand right that lands on Alvado's shoulder, as Alvado tries to avoid the shot.
A little feinted left hand from Alvado on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Perälä takes a swing at Alvado's ribcage but misses.
Perälä throws a hook but Alvado avoids it easily.
Perälä throws a nice outside leg kick.
Perälä misses with an uppercut
and Alvado counters with a nice uppercut.
Perälä scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Alvado throws a body kick that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Alvado defending well as Perälä loads up on a big left hand.
Alvado lands a jab to the nose.
Perälä connects with a right hand. Alvado shakes it off.
Perälä throws a right hand that misses
and Alvado counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Taisto Perälä seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Alvado throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Perälä scores with a shot to the body.
Alvado throws a lazy right hand but Perälä sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Perälä moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Perälä misses with an attempted mid kick.
Perälä misses with a low kick.
Alvado's corner calls for a 1-2. Alvado obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.

That has opened up Taisto Perälä's cut even more.
Alvado on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Perälä throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Perälä connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Alvado tries to clinch but fails miserably
enabling Perälä to counter with a crisp jab.
Perälä looks to throw the jab but Alvado is out of range.
Perälä jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Alvado uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Perälä.
It appears Alvado was looking to counter with a kick there.
Alvado tests Perälä's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Perälä will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Perälä throws a poor cross that misses
and Alvado connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Perälä pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Alvado takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Perälä feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Alvados jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Taisto Perälä showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Alvado staying out of range there.
Perälä jabs at Alvado's body.
Perälä uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Alvado.
Perälä throws a looping overhand right but Alvado ducks down to avoid it.
It looked like Alvado wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Alvado takes a jab right on the kisser.
Nice jab there from Perälä.
Perälä catches Alvado with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Alvado throws a looping overhand right but Perälä ducks down to avoid it.
Perälä dips to his left and cracks Alvado with an uppercut!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Alvado throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A shot to the liver by Perälä. Beautiful body shot.
Nice shot by Perälä.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Alvado thuds his right hand into Perälä's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Alvado misses with a body shot.
Perälä lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Perälä takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Alvado throws a jab but it's blocked by Perälä.
Perälä is looking to score with low kicks.
Alvado takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

Pablo Alvado's cut is getting worse.
Perälä attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Alvado throws out a loose jab but Perälä uses good head movement to avoid it.
Perälä throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Perälä misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Alvado.
Perälä throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Alvado swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Perälä throws out a loose jab but Alvado uses good head movement to avoid it.
Alvado takes one to the side of the head.
Perälä sizes up Alvado with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Perälä swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Perälä connects with a good right hand that stumbles Alvado. Alvado circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Perälä misses the jab.
Alvado lands with a nice body punch.
Perälä fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Perälä shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Alvado eats them both and turns towards Perälä to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Alvado throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Perälä swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Alvado counters with a stiff right hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Alvado gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Alvado looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Perälä connects with an inside leg kick.
Perälä misses with a looping right.
Perälä throws a jab but it's blocked by Alvado.
Perälä lands with an uppercut that bounces Alvado off the cage and back into range.
Perälä ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Alvado moves away.
Alvado misses with a wild body shot.
Alvado blocks a leg kick.
Alvado takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Perälä misses with a body shot.
Alvado works the jab nicely.
Perälä feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Alvado's calf.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Alvado checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
A little feinted left hand from Alvado on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
A jab lands there for Alvado.
Alvado walks into a left hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Perälä walks into a jab.
Alvado misses the shot to the body.
Alvado keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Perälä.
Perälä thuds his right hand into Alvado's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Perälä scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Perälä comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Alvado tries to land a front kick but Perälä steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
A solid leg kick lands there for Perälä.
Alvado moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Taisto Perälä really dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Perälä connects with a looping right hand.
Nice body punch from Perälä.
Perälä needs to keep his hands up - Alvado had a free shot at his head there.
Perälä tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Alvado was well out of range. Poor timing from Perälä.
A looping hook to the body misses from Alvado. Perälä does a little dance to reset his feet.
Perälä lands a nice looking body kick.
The crowd cheers as Perälä lands an impressive looking overhand right. Alvado doesn't seem phased though.
A big left from Perälä misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä swings away with a body shot that misses
and Alvado counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Alvado tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Perälä was well out of range. Poor timing from Alvado.
Perälä appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
A nice leg kick lands there from Perälä.
Perälä jabbing away but nothing is landing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice uppercut there from Alvado.
Alvado lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Perälä circles away quickly and effectively.
Alvado misses with a leg kick
enabling Perälä to counter with a crisp jab.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Perälä 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 Alvado has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Alvado and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.

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

Perälä is rocked!
Crack! Alvado connects with the perfect overhand right and Perälä falls face first to the canvas. Timbeeeeeeeer! Beautiful knockout for Alvado!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:34 of round 4, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Pablo Alvado!
Post fight, Pablo Alvado stared into the camera and said 'don't mess with me. twenty nine'.
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Event: EVO 269: Tallon vs Cortes     
Date:   Sep 24, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Taisto Perälä and Pablo Alvado. Pablo Alvado is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

182 cm
28
175 lbs
24 - 8 - 0
180 cm
37
170 lbs
35 - 15 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Pablo Alvado!
The judges for this bout are Andrew Berry, Chris Edwards and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Perälä misses the shot to the body.
Perälä throws a right hand that misses
and Perälä takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Perälä lands with a straight right. Alvado didn't see that one coming.

It looks like Pablo Alvado has been cut.
Perälä throws a big shot that misses.
Alvado ducks right into an uppercut from Perälä.
Perälä has his takedown stuffed
and Alvado counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

It looks like Taisto Perälä has been cut.
Perälä throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Perälä.
Perälä tries to land a leg kick but Alvado saw it coming and moves away.
Perälä dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Alvado keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Alvado is looking to clinch but Perälä is avoiding it.
Perälä is looking to score with low kicks.
Perälä misses with an uppercut.
Alvado let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä lands with a kick to the ribs.
Alvado swinging wildly here.
It looked like Perälä was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Alvado.
Alvado avoids a kick to the body.
Alvado steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Perälä has been working on his balance at Holding Cell, so perhaps that has help him stuff some of the takedown attempts by Alvado.
Perälä misses with an uppercut. Alvado saw that one coming.
Alvado fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Perälä on the side of the head.
Alvado moves out of range of the leg kick from Perälä.
Perälä scores with a hook to the body. Alvado takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Alvado scores with a jab to the body.
Alvado digs a good hook to Perälä's body.
Taisto Perälä seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A chopping leg kick lands by Alvado.

Alvado clinches.

Perälä manages to break the clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Alvado lands with an uppercut that bounces Perälä off the cage and back into range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A nice inside leg kick there by Perälä. That's going to slow Alvado down.
Perälä dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Alvado. That did some damage!
Alvado lands a right hook to the body.
Alvado throws a lazy body kick
and Perälä counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Perälä fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Alvado manages to avoid it.
Alvado lands a nice looking body shot.
Nice shot lands for Perälä.
Pablo Alvado is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

Alvado closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Perälä blocks a body shot from Alvado.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Perälä.
Perälä scores with a shoulder strike.
Perälä scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Alvado blocks a body shot from Perälä.
A nice left hand lands by Perälä.
Alvado can't find room to land a body shot as Perälä controls the action.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A short right from Perälä on the inside.
Alvado scores with a nice hook to the head.
Perälä lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Alvado backwards.
Perälä misses with a hook from the clinch.
Perälä tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Perälä is trying to maintain a safe position but Alvado gets an underhook and turns Perälä into the cage.
A right hook to the body lands for Alvado.

Perälä manages to break the clinch.
Alvado thows a left - swing and a miss!
Perälä takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Perälä looks for the body kick but Alvado saw that one coming.
Perälä thows a leg kick but Alvado checks it
and Alvado counters with a stiff right hand.
Perälä uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Alvado.
Perälä misses the body punch
and Alvado counters with a nice uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Alvado looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Alvado jabs at Perälä's body.
Alvado has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Perälä bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Perälä blocks the body kick.

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

Perälä is rocked!

Taisto Perälä's cut is getting worse.
Alvado drops Perälä with a big left hand! Perälä is injured, injured bad! Alvado jumps in and finished him with strikes! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:28 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Pablo Alvado!
Pablo Alvado is the new welterweight champion!
A victorious Pablo Alvado 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: EVO 265: Hess vs Parker     
Date:   Sep 03, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Taisto Perälä and Edogawa Conan. The crowd seem to be enjoying Conan's choice of entrance music: Detective Conan Theme. Taisto Perälä could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Edogawa Conan's chin.

182 cm
27
175 lbs
23 - 8 - 0
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36
175 lbs
24 - 7 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Perkele!

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Edogawa Conan!
The judges for this bout are James Glass, Andrew Berry and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Conan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Perälä.
Perälä waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Conan.
Conan throws out a loose jab but Perälä uses good head movement to avoid it.
A good leg kick by Perälä.
Perälä scores with a push kick.
Conan tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Perälä defends well and Conan ends up having to push Perälä into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Conan works over Perälä's head and body with a nice combination.

It looks like Taisto Perälä has been cut.
Perälä seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Conan on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Perälä. Perälä obviously looking to wear him down.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Conan has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Conan steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Perälä. That one must have hurt.
Perälä fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Perälä dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Conan. That did some damage!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Perälä, right into the meat.
Taisto Perälä seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Perälä slips a jab from Conan.
Perälä connects with the punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

Conan shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Conan was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Conan is looking to take a break and control but Perälä is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Conan misses with the ground and pound.
Perälä tries to bench press Conan off him but Conan keeps the position.
Perälä is trying to control Conan's posture but Conan avoids it.
Conan looks up at the clock and then as Perälä takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Conan smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
Conan is putting a hurting on Perälä here, landing some big shots from side control.
Conan lands an elbow.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Conan throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
Perälä tries to buck Conan off but Conan is having none of it.

Conan tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Conan has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Conan creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Perälä sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Perälä tries to get back to half guard but can't.

Conan thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Conan throws a strike aimed at the side of Perälä's head but Perälä avoids it well.
Conan has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä taking a bit of punishment here - Conan scoring with strikes.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Conan controlling the position from side mount.
Perälä gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Conan seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Perälä does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

Conan is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Perälä wants to control but Conan is keeping busy and won't allow it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Perälä is positioning himself well to prevent Conan advancing to mount.
Conan scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Perälä controlling the position well.
Conan not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

Conan seems to be looking for submissions.

Conan is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Perälä keeping hold of Conan's head, controlling as best he can.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Edogawa Conan dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Taisto Perälä's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Jab by Perälä.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Conan.
Conan scores with a body shot.
Perälä is looking to score with low kicks.
Conan moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Conan.
Perälä takes one to the side of the head.
Perälä throws a shot to the body.
Perälä cracks Conan with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Conan throws a shot from downtown. Perälä moves away and avoids it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Conan throws a left and a right that both miss
and Perälä counters with a slapping leg kick.
Conan walks into a stiff left hand from Perälä.
A nice leg kick lands there from Perälä.
Conan scores with a jab to the head.
Conan catches Perälä with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Conan will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Perälä scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Taisto Perälä is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Conan takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Perälä is looking to chop away at Conan's legs.
Conan tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Perälä lets loose with a powerful body kick. Conan will feel that in the morning.
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!
Perälä lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Conan misses with a hook.
Conan doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Perälä throws a low kick but Conan avoids it.
Conan is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Conan's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Perälä throws out a loose jab but Conan uses good head movement to avoid it.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Conan is defended easily by Perälä.
Perälä dodges the punch combination from Conan.
Perälä with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Conan swings away with a body shot that misses
and Perälä counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Conan manages to avoid it.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Perälä.
Perälä blocks a jab.
Conan checks a leg kick nicely.
Conan throws a poor cross that misses
and Perälä counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Perälä cracks Conan with a good jab.
Perälä finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Conan connects with a body shot that sends Perälä's belly button to the back.
Conan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Conan throws an overhand right that lands on Perälä's shoulder, as Perälä tries to avoid the shot.
Perälä scores with a body shot.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Perälä 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 Conan has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Conan and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Perälä cracks the inside of Conan's front leg.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä lands a nice looking kick to the body. Conan takes a step back to recover.
Perälä thumps Conan with a low kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Conan throws a series of punches but Perälä moves out of range.
An attempted straight right counter from Perälä misses the target.
Perälä lands with a cross.
Perälä lands a lovely overhand right.
Perälä lands a nice leg kick that just misses Conan's sensitive parts.
Conan digs a good hook to Perälä's body.
Conan takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Conan lands with a nice combination. Perälä backs away looking to recover.
Perälä buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Conan throws a jab when Perälä was well out of range.
A quick step to the side and Perälä tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Taisto Perälä dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Taisto Perälä's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Perälä throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Conan stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Taisto Perälä is winning the standup battle so far.
Perälä feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Conan's calf.
Conan steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Perälä. That one must have hurt.
Perälä misses with a low kick as Conan jumps back.
Perälä thows a left - swing and a miss!
Perälä throws a low kick but Conan avoids it.
Perälä tries to work over Conan's front leg with a kick but Conan checks it.
Conan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Perälä manages to avoid it.
Perälä lands with a kick to the ribs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä misses with a low kick.
Perälä fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Conan checks it well.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Perälä.
Perälä pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Conan appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä scores with a sloppy right hand. Conan should have avoided that one.
Conan pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A telegraphed right hand from Conan misses the target.
Perälä swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Conan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Perälä.
As Perälä backs off Conan throws a huge counter combo but Perälä manages to avoid it all.
Perälä scores with a hook.
Perälä keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Perälä looks to land a right hand but Conan moved out of range.

Conan fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Perälä sprawls well initially but Conan persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
Conan working the head and body with strikes.
Perälä is refusing to be controlled, as Conan sits in half guard.
Conan is thwarting Perälä's attempts to control the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä won't allow Conan to pass to mount.
Perälä avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Conan.

Conan is trying to work for a kimura but Perälä is defending well.
Conan wants to pass to mount but Perälä is defending the position.
Perälä moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Conan with a flurry of punches that miss.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Conan distracts Perälä with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Conan is looking to work some ground and pound but Perälä has wrist control.
Conan looking to sit in guard and control but Perälä gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Perälä trying to control but Conan is working from the bottom.
Conan 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.
Perälä is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä stopping the sweep attempt from Conan.
Perälä looking to pass the guard.
Conan tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Perälä looking to pass the guard.

Conan looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Perälä passes into side control.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Conan tries to get back to half guard but can't.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Taisto Perälä clearly takes that round.
The cut man is working on Taisto Perälä's cut.
That's time! Perälä's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Conan scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Perälä doesn't seem bothered though.
Conan fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Perälä avoids it really well and circles away.
Perälä uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Conan.
Perälä connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Conan throws a hook to the side of Perälä's head but Perälä sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Perälä tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Conan is able to avoid easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Conan misses with a lunging right hand
letting Perälä counter with a right hand.
Nice defenses there by Conan.
Perälä attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Conan feints the counter takedown.
Perälä scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Conan throws a right hand that Perälä ducks under and follows up with a left that Perälä also avoids with ease.
Conan fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Conan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Perälä swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Perälä misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Conan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Conan misses with a takedown
and Perälä counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Taisto Perälä has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Edogawa Conan.
Decent striking displayed by Perälä there.
Perälä is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Conan can do to turn this around?
Conan moves out of range as Perälä throws a body kick.
Perälä scores with a decent looking hook.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Conan connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
A telegraphed right hand from Conan misses the target.
Conan throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Perälä connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Perälä just misses with a punch to the body.
Perälä misses with a low kick as Conan jumps back.
Perälä scores with a jab. Conan acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Conan throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Perälä counters with a slapping leg kick.
Conan takes a swing at Perälä's ribcage but misses.
Perälä throwing a counter right hand but Conan manages to avoid it.
Conan on the wrong end of a nice jab.

Conan is rocked!
Perälä misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Conan is still on wobbly legs! Can Perälä finish him?
Perälä scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Conan. Perälä does a little dance to reset his feet.
Perälä moves out of range of the strikes.
Perälä throws a body shot but no joy.
A looping hook to the body misses from Perälä. Conan does a little dance to reset his feet.
Conan seems to have recovered his senses.
Perälä throws a leg kick that misses.
Conan tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Some bone on bone action there as Conan checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Conan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Conan is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Conan fails to land the takedown.
Perälä misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Conan.
Conan scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Perälä looks to land a body kick but Conan moved away.
The crowd cheers as Perälä lands an impressive looking overhand right. Conan doesn't seem phased though.
Perälä thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Conan if he has to take too many more of those.
Perälä throws a body punch but Conan moves out of range.
Perälä takes one to the chin there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Perälä clobbers Conan with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Perälä finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Conan lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Perälä slips a straight right by Conan.
Perälä connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Conan's hands.
Conan fails to land with a series of punches.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Taisto Perälä had his way with Edogawa Conan in that round.
The cut man is working on Taisto Perälä's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Conan takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Conan has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Conan takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Perälä keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Perälä avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Perälä scores with a shot to the body.
Conan looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Conan shoots for a double leg takedown but Perälä sprawls well. He's pushed Conan's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
A quick step to the side and Perälä tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A big left from Conan misses.
Perälä misses with a low kick.
Nice body kick there by Perälä.
Perälä fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Conan.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Conan tries to bum rush Perälä with a series of wild strikes but Perälä uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Conan is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Conan looks to throw the jab but Perälä is out of range.
Perälä swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Perälä tests Conan's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A jab from Perälä does it's job there.
Perälä scores with a kick to the body.
Conan avoids the body shot from Perälä.
Conan stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Perälä.
Perälä thuds his right hand into Conan's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Perälä attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Conan swinging wildly here.
Edogawa Conan has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Conan.
Perälä 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.
Conan darts in looking for a takedown but Perälä gets double underhooks and turns Conan into the cage.
Taisto Perälä has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Edogawa Conan.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
That kick from Perälä tenderised Conan's leg. Conan is trying to keep his angry face on.
Perälä misses with a kick to the body.
Some wild striking there from Conan.
Conan misses with a wild body shot.
Conan misses with an uppercut.
Perälä scores with a push kick.
Conan takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
A shot to the liver by Perälä. Beautiful body shot.
Danga de danga de dang - Perälä scores with a four punch combination!
Conan has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Perälä.
Conan throws a body punch but Perälä moves out of range.
Perälä lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Conan throws a series of punches but Perälä avoids them all with ease.
Conan missing with a left hand there. Perälä was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Nice straight punches there by Perälä. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Perälä.
Conan throws a right and a left that both miss.
Perälä lands a nice looking body shot.
Conan misses with a lunging right hand
and Perälä counters with a solid body kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A decent looking cross lands there for Perälä.
Perälä cracks Conan with a hook to the temple - Conan is on wobbly legs here! Perälä swarms him with hook after hook, landing with each one! Conan falls to the canvas face first and the referee dives in to stop the fight! Perälä wins by TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:12 of round 5, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Taisto Perälä!
Taisto Perälä retains his welterweight title!
Taisto Perälä decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: EVO 262: Luzhin vs Taisto     
Date:   Aug 11, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Nikolai Luzhin and Taisto Perälä. Luzhin's entrance music is The time has come.... A fine choice. Rumors backstage are that the fighters have been paid to keep it standing but we know that would never happen in MMA!

181 cm
32
174 lbs
22 - 6 - 1
182 cm
27
175 lbs
22 - 8 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

DC Nutrition

Perkele!



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nikolai Luzhin!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Don Winkell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Perälä just misses with a punch to the body.

Luzhin moves into range and clinches up with Perälä.
Perälä misses with a hook from the clinch.
Luzhin misses with a knee strike.
Perälä swings wildly with an uppercut but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Luzhin obliges.
A nice right hand lands inside from Perälä.
Perälä avoiding damage as Luzhin throws knees to the body.
Luzhin with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Luzhin throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Peräläs head.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.

Perälä pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin misses with a hook.
Luzhin throws a leg kick but Perälä sees it coming and moves out of range.
Perälä has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Luzhin is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Luzhin tries to land a leg kick but Perälä saw it coming and moves away.
Luzhin throws an overhand right that lands on Perälä's shoulder, as Perälä tries to avoid the shot.
Perälä throws a body shot but no joy.
Luzhin throwing a counter right hand but Perälä manages to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä tries to land a leg kick but Luzhin saw it coming and moves away.
A lazy left from Luzhin finds it's target.
Luzhin chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Luzhin pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Perälä misses with a body shot.
Luzhin tried to counter with a leg kick but Perälä avoided it.
Luzhin is looking to slow Perälä down with leg kicks.
Perälä steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Luzhin. That one must have hurt.
Perälä lands with a kick to the ribs.
Luzhin lands with a thumping leg kick.
Luzhin buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
The fighters circling - Perälä throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Perälä misses the shot to the body.
A nice inside leg kick there by Perälä. That's going to slow Luzhin down.
Luzhin is looking to score with low kicks.

Luzhin moves into the clinch.
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!
Good body shot from Perälä.
A bit of stalling here from Perälä.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Perälä in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Perälä lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Perälä blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Perälä lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Luzhin scores with a shoulder strike.
Perälä lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Luzhin backwards.
Perälä doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Perälä stalling in the clinch.
Luzhin missing with knees to the body.
Luzhin blocking some punches.
Perälä misses with a short punch on the inside.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Perälä.
Perälä lands a right hand.
Perälä blocks a body shot from Luzhin.
Luzhin lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Perälä backwards.
Luzhin working aggressively here.
Perälä doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä tries for a takedown. No joy.
Luzhin missing with knees to the body.
Perälä has Luzhin pushed against the cage.
Come on Perälä - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Perälä swings wildly with an uppercut but Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid it.
Luzhin throws a punch but it's blocked by Perälä.
Perälä blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Luzhin definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Luzhin lands a left hand.
Luzhin lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Perälä misses with a punch on the inside.
Luzhin lands a left hand.
Perälä on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Luzhin throws a punch but it's blocked by Perälä.
Perälä lands a left hand.
Perälä on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin misses with a hook to the ribs.
Luzhin blocks an uppercut.
Perälä lands a nice uppercut.
Perälä has Luzhin pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Luzhin manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Perälä.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Perälä working aggressively here.
Perälä works on Luzhin's body with a couple of short punches.
Luzhin misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Perälä.

Perälä breaks from the clinch.
A jab from Perälä finds it's way through Luzhin's defenses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Perälä. Luzhin does a little dance to reset his feet.
Luzhin lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Luzhin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Perälä will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Perälä misses with a straight right.
Perälä has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Luzhin.
Luzhin thuds his shin into the meat of Perälä's side.
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 Nikolai Luzhin will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


A cross from Perälä lands.
Perälä scores with a shot to the body.
Perälä is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Luzhin rather than just go for the knockout.
Luzhin throws a head kick that misses
and Perälä counters with a nice uppercut.
Luzhin pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Luzhin 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.
Perälä throws a body punch but Luzhin moves out of range.
Luzhin throws a head kick that misses.
Luzhin avoids the body shot from Perälä.
Luzhin throws a leg kick but Perälä sees it coming and moves out of range.
Nikolai Luzhin seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Perälä.
Luzhin keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Luzhin tries to land a front kick but Perälä steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Perälä appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Luzhin connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Perälä momentarily.
Perälä just misses with a punch to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Perälä 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.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Luzhin.
Luzhin throws a chopping leg kick but Perälä manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Luzhin slips under a jab from Perälä.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Perälä blocks a leg kick.
Luzhin takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Luzhin jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Luzhin misses with a wild body shot.
Luzhin scoring well with a low kick there.
Perälä is looking to score with low kicks.
Luzhin takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Perälä shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Luzhin throws a leg kick
and Perälä counters with a body kick that stops Luzhin in his tracks momentarily.
Luzhin throws a leg kick which misses Perälä's front leg but catches the back leg as Perälä tries to avoid it.
Taisto Perälä seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Luzhin works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Luzhin throws a leg kick that misses.
Luzhin fails in his attempt to clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä checks the leg kick nicely there.
A looping hook to the body misses from Perälä. Luzhin does a little dance to reset his feet.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Perälä.
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!
Luzhin throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Luzhin throws out a powerful jab.
A low kick from Luzhin misses
and Perälä counters with a good low kick that Luzhin was not able to check.
Luzhin checks a low kick from Perälä.
Luzhin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Luzhin connects with an inside leg kick.
A nice inside leg kick there by Perälä. That's going to slow Luzhin down.
Perälä finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Luzhin wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Perälä cracks Luzhin with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Perälä.
Luzhin lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä has a takedown stuffed.
Perälä fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Luzhin tries a low kick but Perälä avoids it.
A little jabbing left from Perälä on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Perälä moves out of range as Luzhin throws a body kick.
Perälä works Luzhin's body with a nice hook.
Perälä throws a lazy right hand but Luzhin sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Luzhin fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Perälä walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Luzhin checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Perälä misses with a looping left.
Luzhin tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Perälä only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Nikolai Luzhin is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Perälä shoots in but Luzhin avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Nikolai Luzhin has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Taisto Perälä.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Luzhin clinches.

Perälä manages to pull guard.
Perälä keeping full guard, as Luzhin tries to pass.

Perälä working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Luzhin doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Luzhin manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Perälä keeping full guard, as Luzhin tries to pass.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Taisto Perälä will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Luzhin's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Luzhin takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Luzhin connects with an inside leg kick.
Luzhin lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Perälä lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Luzhin fails with an attempt to clinch.
Perälä takes one to the side of the head.
A chopping leg kick lands by Perälä.
Perälä connects with a solid leg kick.
Luzhin uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Perälä.
Luzhin takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä misses the jab.
Perälä throws a leg kick but Luzhin moved away.
A bone on bone clash there as Perälä blocks the leg kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Luzhin.
Perälä throws a good cross that connects.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin moves out of range of the body kick from Perälä.
Perälä wants to land a leg kick but Luzhin is out of range.
Perälä lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Luzhin circles away quickly and effectively.
Luzhin lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Perälä moves away from the strike by Luzhin.
Perälä bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Luzhin's head.
Luzhin has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Perälä.
Perälä takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Luzhin lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
A good leg kick by Luzhin.
Luzhin jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Luzhin attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Perälä slips a straight right by Luzhin.
Luzhin takes a body punch but keeps moving.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
The fight stays on the outside here - Luzhin looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A bone on bone clash there as Luzhin blocks the leg kick.
Luzhin fails with an attempt to clinch.
Luzhin lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
A nice leg kick lands there from Perälä.
Luzhin misses with a low kick.
Luzhin tries to clinch up but Perälä circles away and keeps his distance.
Luzhin slips under a jab.
Luzhin throws a jab but it's blocked by Perälä.
Perälä has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Luzhin.
A lazy left from Perälä finds it's target.
Perälä misses with an attempted mid kick.
Luzhin misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
A slow jab from Perälä misses its intended target.
Perälä swats away the attempt to clinch by Luzhin.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin checks a low kick from Perälä.
Luzhin takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Nice shot lands for Luzhin.
Luzhin on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Luzhin scores with a spinning back kick!
Luzhin needs to keep his hands up - Perälä had a free shot at his head there.
Luzhin wants to slow Perälä down by chopping away at his legs.
Luzhin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Perälä appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Perälä takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Luzhin throws a leg kick that misses.
Perälä looks to land a right hand but Luzhin moved out of range.
Luzhin was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
The fighters circling - Perälä throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Luzhin throws a low kick, looking for Perälä's leg but Perälä calmly moves out of range.
Luzhin throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A leg kick checked by Perälä.
Perälä moves away from the strike by Luzhin.
Perälä's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Perälä tries to land a leg kick but Luzhin saw it coming and moves away.
Perälä has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Luzhin.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Perälä just misses with a punch to the body.
Perälä moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Luzhin loads up on a big right hand but Perälä slips the punch.
A good leg kick by Luzhin.
Luzhin avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Luzhin lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Jab from Perälä.
Luzhin tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Perälä ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Luzhin moves away.
Perälä takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Perälä lands a slapping body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Luzhin dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Perälä. That did some damage!
Luzhin checks a leg kick.
Perälä fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Luzhin has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Luzhin checks a low kick from Perälä.
Perälä connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Perälä looks to throw the jab but Luzhin is out of range.
Luzhin misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Perälä.
Perälä avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Perälä takes a swing at Luzhin's ribcage but misses.
Perälä swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Luzhin takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Perälä wants to slow Luzhin down by chopping away at his legs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin misses with a straight right.
Perälä tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Luzhin is able to avoid easily.
Luzhin keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Luzhin tries to score with a low kick but Perälä moves his leg out of the way.
A telegraphed right hand from Perälä misses the target.
Perälä looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
A punch lands to the side of Perälä 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Perälä ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Luzhin takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Luzhin throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Perälä throws out a counter right but Luzhin avoids it with no problem.
Luzhin takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Nice jab there from Luzhin.
Luzhin tries a low kick but Perälä avoids it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
A good leg kick by Luzhin.
Luzhin looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Perälä misses with a low kick.
Perälä steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Luzhin.
Both fighters circling a little - Perälä finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Luzhin scores with a sloppy right hand. Perälä should have avoided that one.
Good shot there by Luzhin.
Perälä swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Perälä tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Luzhin was well out of range. Poor timing from Perälä.
Perälä 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.
Perälä lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Perälä throws a nice outside leg kick.

The fight moves into the clinch position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Perälä fails to land.
The referee calls for Perälä to work.
Perälä lands with a light punch inside.
Perälä tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Luzhin is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Perälä is defending well for now.
Perälä blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Nikolai Luzhin has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Luzhin misses with a short punch on the inside.
Perälä stalling.
Perälä tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Luzhin's elbow.
Luzhin misses with some punches.
Luzhin prevents a takedown attempt there.
Perälä's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä avoiding damage as Luzhin throws knees to the body.
Luzhin lands a left hand.
Luzhin crunches a lovely knee into Perälä's ribcage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Perälä.
Perälä tries to throw a body punch but Luzhin avoids it by throwing Perälä back against the cage.
Perälä is trying to stall.
Perälä takes a shot to the head.
Perälä tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Luzhin smiles and moves away.
Nikolai Luzhin has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Taisto Perälä.
A nice leg kick lands there from Perälä.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Perälä blocks a leg kick.
Perälä dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Luzhin lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Luzhin is looking to slow Perälä down with leg kicks.
Luzhin throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Perälä moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Luzhin tries a low kick but Perälä avoids it.
Luzhin lands with a slapping head kick.
Luzhin fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A punch lands to the side of Perälä 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Perälä lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Luzhin lands with a thumping leg kick.
Perälä cracks the inside of Luzhin's front leg.
Perälä fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Luzhin manages to avoid it.
A punch lands to the side of Luzhin 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Perälä is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Luzhin.
Luzhin is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Perälä.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Perälä avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Luzhin throws a leg kick
and Perälä counters with a straight right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Perälä throws a low kick but it's checked well by Luzhin.
Luzhin walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
A nice inside leg kick there by Luzhin. That's going to slow Perälä down.
Perälä throws a body shot but no joy.
Perälä lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Luzhin closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Luzhin lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Luzhin throws a sloppy head kick and Perälä moves out of range easily.
Perälä misses with a body kick.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Perälä checks a leg kick.
Perälä moves away from the strike by Luzhin.
Luzhin pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Perälä listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin throws a leg kick but Perälä moved away.
Perälä on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Perälä moves out of range of the leg kick from Luzhin.
Perälä was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Luzhin with a nice cross.
Perälä feints and then cracks Luzhin's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Luzhin down.
Nikolai Luzhin has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Luzhin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Perälä ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Perälä throws a low kick but Luzhin avoids it.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Perälä.
Luzhin with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Perälä connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Luzhin momentarily.
Good exchange - Perälä coming out on top.
Luzhin fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Perälä is out of range.
Luzhin will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin lands a jab to Perälä's midsection.
Perälä finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Luzhin tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Perälä manages to circle out of the way.
Perälä throws a jab when Luzhin was well out of range.
Luzhin will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Perälä scores with a jab to the body.
Luzhin throws a hook to the side of Perälä's head but Perälä sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Perälä counters with a body kick.
Luzhin takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Perälä.
Luzhin on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Perälä moves out of range of the strikes.
Perälä throws a shot to the body.
Luzhin blocks a leg kick.
Luzhin pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Luzhin gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Perälä lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

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!
Perälä fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Luzhin looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Luzhin takes a swing at Perälä's ribcage but misses.
Luzhin works Perälä's body with a nice hook.
Perälä misses with an attempted mid kick.
Luzhin swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Perälä misses with a low kick.
Perälä throws a push kick but Luzhin slaps the foot to one side.
Perälä throws a low kick but it's checked well by Luzhin.
Luzhin loads up on a big right hand but Perälä slips the punch.
Perälä connects with a solid leg kick.
Perälä keeps Luzhin at a distance using the push kick.
A lazy left from Luzhin finds it's target.
Luzhin throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Perälä scores with a nice body kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
Taisto Perälä comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Perälä 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 45:50
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 46:49
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Taisto Perälä!

Taisto Perälä is the new welterweight champion!
A very excited looking Taisto Perälä 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: EVO 259: Kakoullis vs Murphy     
Date:   Jul 30, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Taisto Perälä and Pony Mclovin. Mclovin is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Redbone- Come And Get Your Love. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

182 cm
27
175 lbs
21 - 8 - 0
183 cm
28
179 lbs
19 - 4 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Perkele!

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pony Mclovin!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, Colin Fotheringham and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Perälä throws a quick inside leg kick.
Mclovin moves out of range of the body kick.
Nice uppercut there from Mclovin.
Mclovin avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Mclovin throws a half hearted mid kick.
Perälä misses with a low kick.
Perälä turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Mclovin misses with a looping left.
Mclovin connects with an inside leg kick.
Perälä misses with a low kick.
Despite the aggression on Mclovin's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Perälä checks the leg kick nicely there.
Perälä feinted with a counter takedown.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mclovin 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.
Perälä seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Perälä walks into a stiff left hand from Mclovin.
Mclovin tries to work over Perälä's front leg with a kick but Perälä checks it.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Perälä.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä misses with a low kick.
Taisto Perälä seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Perälä throws a lazy right hand but Mclovin sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Perälä gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Perälä moves into range and connects with a jab.
Mclovin fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Perälä pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Perälä misses with an attempted mid kick.
Perälä turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Mclovin throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Perälä on the side of the head.
Mclovin swings and misses with a hook to the body.
It looked like Perälä wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Perälä scores with a push kick.
Perälä dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Mclovin. That did some damage!
Mclovin throws a big shot that misses.
As Mclovin backs away, Perälä returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Perälä misses the shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Perälä throws a leg kick
and Mclovin cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Mclovin throws a combination that misses
and Perälä counters with a low kick, right behind Mclovin 's knee.
Mclovin thumps Perälä with a low kick.
A slapping leg kick lands for Mclovin.
Mclovin lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Perälä circles away quickly and effectively.
Perälä misses with a hook.
Mclovin tries a head kick but it misses.
Perälä swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A lazy left from Perälä finds it's target.
Perälä lands a leg kick that knocks Mclovin off balance momentarily.
Mclovin slips under a jab.
Mclovin feints a counter leg kick.
Perälä ducks under a wild hook from Mclovin.
A quick step to the side and Perälä tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Perälä throws a jab when Mclovin was well out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä moves out of range of the strikes.
Perälä jabs at Mclovin's body.
Perälä throws the left hand but Mclovin avoids the punch easily.
A nice inside leg kick there by Perälä. That's going to slow Mclovin down.
Perälä ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Perälä thows a leg kick but Mclovin checks it
and Mclovin counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Perälä attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Mclovin wants to slow Perälä down by chopping away at his legs.
Perälä swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Mclovin tries to land a body kick
and Perälä counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Perälä moves out of range of the body kick from Mclovin.
Mclovin bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Perälä's head backwards.
Perälä takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Mclovin throws a sloppy head kick and Perälä moves out of range easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mclovin takes a swing at Perälä's ribcage but misses.
Mclovin has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Perälä feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Mclovins jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Perälä bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Mclovin's head backwards.
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!
Perälä dodges the punch combination from Mclovin.
Perälä thows a left - swing and a miss!
Perälä throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Perälä changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Mclovin misses with a low kick as Perälä jumps back.
Perälä throws a solid leg kick but Mclovin takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Perälä.
Despite the aggression on Mclovin's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
A lazy left from Perälä finds it's target.
Perälä throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Mclovin counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Perälä lands with a good body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Taisto Perälä dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Mclovin lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Perälä misses with a body kick.
Perälä looks to land a right hand but Mclovin moved out of range.
Perälä lands a leg kick that knocks Mclovin off balance momentarily.
Perälä looks to score with a jab to the body but Mclovin is just out of range.
Mclovin is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Perälä with a body shot.
Taisto Perälä is winning the standup battle so far.
Perälä connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
A jab from Perälä misses.
A jab from Perälä misses.
Perälä is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Mclovin can do to turn this around?
Perälä lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Perälä lands a head shot.
Mclovin tries to land a front kick but Perälä steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Perälä misses with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä wants to land a leg kick but Mclovin is out of range.
Mclovin tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Perälä is able to avoid easily.
Perälä thuds a left hand into Mclovin's body.
Mclovin steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Perälä.
A looping hook to the body misses from Perälä. Mclovin does a little dance to reset his feet.
Mclovin misses with an uppercut
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Perälä fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Mclovin manages to avoid it.
Mclovin is looking for the big counter here.
Mclovin looks to land a body kick but Perälä moved away.
Mclovin looks to land a combination but Perälä avoids it well.
As Mclovin backs away, Perälä returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Perälä lands a jab to Mclovin's midsection.
Perälä misses with the body kick
and Mclovin counters with a one-two to the body.
Perälä misses the shot to the body.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Mclovin crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Perälä - the referee stops the clock and Mclovin gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Perälä. Mclovin manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Perälä looks to score with a jab to the body but Mclovin is just out of range.
Mclovin avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Mclovin throws a low kick, looking for Perälä's leg but Perälä calmly moves out of range.
Mclovin looks to throw a body kick

and Perälä counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Perälä.
Perälä stays in close to Mclovin's body and controls the position.
Perälä preventing the sweep.
Mclovin seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Perälä trying to control but Mclovin is working from the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä forces his way into half guard.
Perälä is controlling the pace.
Perälä is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Mclovin!
Mclovin is desperately trying to improve his position but Perälä has a good base and remains in mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Perälä is in full mount, looking to secure a guillotine but Mclovin is surviving well by controlling Perälä's body position as best he can.
Mclovin is squirming around, avoiding Perälä's attempts to control the action.

Perälä moves into side control, trying to work for a kimura. That looks painful! Will he finish!!?? No, Mclovin has worked his arm free - good work by Mclovin!
Mclovin struggling a bit here.
Perälä has knee on belly and now moves to full mount! Trouble for Mclovin!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Mclovin connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Mclovin avoids the body shot from Perälä.
Perälä looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
A big right from Perälä misses.
A countering left hand to the body from Mclovin misses.
Mclovin's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Perälä avoids the body shot from Mclovin.
Perälä chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Mclovin can pounce on him.
Perälä lands a nice looking body shot.
Mclovin checks a low kick from Perälä.
Perälä moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Mclovin is out of range.
Perälä throws a body punch but Mclovin moves out of range.
Mclovin let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Perälä ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Mclovin moves away.
Perälä throws a chopping leg kick but Mclovin manages to avoid taking any serious damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä lands with a hook. Mclovin tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.

Perälä drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Mclovin is looking to reverse the position.
Perälä wants to control but Mclovin is keeping him busy.
Perälä working away.
Perälä wants to control but Mclovin is keeping him busy.
Mclovin is trying to improve his position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä tries to move into full mount but can't pass Mclovin's legs.
Taisto Perälä overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

Perälä tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Perälä has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Perälä wants to control but Mclovin is keeping him busy.
Mclovin is letting Perälä control him for a moment.
Perälä working away.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä misses the shot to the body.
Mclovin is looking to land body kicks.
Mclovin feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Perälä's calf.
Perälä throws a hook but Mclovin avoids it easily.
Mclovin misses with an uppercut. Perälä saw that one coming.
Mclovin throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Perälä stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Mclovin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
It seemed like Mclovin was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Perälä misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Mclovin counters with a straight right hand.
A looping hook to the body misses from Mclovin. Perälä does a little dance to reset his feet.
Mclovin connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä connects with a leg kick. Mclovin looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Perälä misses with a body kick.
Mclovin 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.
Perälä tries to score with a low kick but Mclovin moves his leg out of the way.
A punch lands to the side of Perälä 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Mclovin scores with a head kick. Perälä tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Perälä is looking to chop away at Mclovin's legs.
Mclovin uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Perälä.
Perälä lands with a right hand.
Perälä throws a body shot but no joy.
Mclovin checks the leg kick nicely there.
Perälä steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Mclovin. That one must have hurt.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Mclovin misses with a body shot.
Perälä connects with a leg kick. Mclovin looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Mclovin misses with a kick to the body.
Perälä half committed to a counter leg kick.
Mclovin avoids the body shot from Perälä.
Perälä lands a glancing blow to the side of Mclovin's head.
Perälä throws a shot from downtown. Mclovin moves away and avoids it.
Mclovin looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Mclovin throws a front kick that sends Perälä stumbling back into the cage.
A looping hook to the body misses from Perälä. Mclovin does a little dance to reset his feet.
Mclovin blocks a low kick nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mclovin lands with an overhand left.
Perälä misses with a wild body shot.
Perälä throws an overhand right that lands on Mclovin's shoulder, as Mclovin tries to avoid the shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mclovin pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A little feinted left hand from Perälä on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
No joy there for Mclovin, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Perälä pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Mclovin throws a leg kick but Perälä moved away.
Perälä thows a leg kick but Mclovin checks it
letting Mclovin counter with a right hand.
Mclovin jabs Perälä right on the nose. Perälä blinks but takes it well.
Perälä lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Perälä lands with a good body shot.

Perälä closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Mclovin did well to prevent Perälä getting side control.
Perälä tries to pass to full mount but Mclovin defends it.

Perälä seems to be looking for submissions.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mclovin holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Perälä looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Perälä is looking for a kimura here.
Mclovin is trying to get back to full guard.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Danga de danga de dang - Mclovin scores with a four punch combination!
Mclovin fails to land with a series of punches.
Perälä tried to counter with a leg kick but Mclovin avoided it.
Pony Mclovin is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Perälä moves out of range as Mclovin throws a body kick.
Perälä with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Perälä with a hook.
A solid leg kick lands there for Perälä.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mclovin throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Perälä just misses with a punch to the body.
Perälä thuds his right hand into Mclovin's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Mclovin changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Perälä looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Mclovin is fending him off so far but Perälä persists. Nope, Mclovin circles away and we're back to standing.
Decent striking displayed by Perälä there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Mclovin throws a sloppy head kick
and Perälä counters with an inside leg kick.
Perälä takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
A low kick from Mclovin is predictable there
letting Perälä counter with a right hand.

Mclovin is rocked!
Perälä swings for the body but Mclovin moves out of range.
Mclovin is still on wobbly legs! Can Perälä finish him?
A leg kick checked by Mclovin.
Mclovin seems to have recovered his senses.
Perälä gets cracked there but stands up to it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Taisto Perälä had his way with Pony Mclovin in 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. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Perälä looks to throw the jab but Mclovin is out of range.
Mclovin throws a front kick aimed at Perälä's knee but Perälä avoids it well.
Perälä thows a leg kick but Mclovin checks it
letting Mclovin counter with a right hand.
Perälä avoids the body shot from Mclovin.
Perälä misses with a looping right.
Perälä steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Mclovin.
Perälä tries to land a leg kick but Mclovin saw it coming and moves away.
Mclovin swinging wildly here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Mclovin throws a low kick but it's checked well by Perälä.
Perälä swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä throws a body kick that misses.
Perälä tries to land a leg kick but Mclovin saw it coming and moves away.
Perälä connects with a body shot.
Mclovin lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Perälä misses with a body punch
and Mclovin makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Perälä closes the distance and clinches up with Mclovin, looking for a takedown. Perälä pushes Mclovin against the cage but Mclovin circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Mclovin is looking for the big counter here.
An inside leg kick from Mclovin misses.
Mclovin on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Perälä. Perälä obviously looking to wear him down.
Mclovin uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Perälä.
Mclovin doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Perälä.
Mclovin looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Pony Mclovin has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä connects with a jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Mclovin takes one to the chin there.
A leg kick checked by Perälä.
Mclovin fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Perälä manages to avoid it.
Mclovin with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Mclovin takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Mclovin clobbers Perälä with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Perälä looks to throw the jab but Mclovin is out of range.
Mclovin is trying to counter with his kicks.
Perälä's jab looks to have found its range, popping Mclovin under the eye.
Perälä misses with a leg kick.
Mclovin avoids a low kick by using good footwork.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä connects with an inside leg kick.
Mclovin fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Perälä manages to avoid it.
A little feinted left hand from Perälä on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
That kick from Perälä tenderised Mclovin's leg. Mclovin is trying to keep his angry face on.
Perälä throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Mclovin looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
A chopping leg kick lands by Perälä.
Jab by Perälä.
Mclovin has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.

Perälä closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Mclovin is not content to let Perälä control the position.

Perälä seems to be looking for submissions.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä wants to take a breather but Mclovin is having none of it.
Perälä uses his free foot to push down on Mclovin's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Mclovin.
Mclovin manages to regain half guard. Good work.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Mclovin is staying active underneath Perälä, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Mclovin regains full guard. Nicely done.
Mclovin is striking off his back. Perälä thinks nothing of it though and passes easily into half guard.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 50:45
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 50:45
Judge James Glass scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Taisto Perälä!

An out of breath Taisto Perälä 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: EVO 255: Shillings vs Hardman     
Date:   Jul 13, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Taisto Perälä and Brandon Hale. Hale has chosen Dead Sara - Weatherman as his entrance music. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

182 cm
27
175 lbs
21 - 7 - 0
174 cm
33
177 lbs
32 - 13 - 2
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Perkele!

Spartan Nutrition 160Q with Proof
Bos Energy MMA159.4



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 13 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Brandon Hale!
The judges for this bout are James Glass, Phil Schofield and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Perälä scores with a nice head shot.
Perälä fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Hale checks it well.
Perälä 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.
Brandon Hale seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hale tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Perälä was well out of range. Poor timing from Hale.
Perälä moves away from the strike by Hale.
Perälä throws a shot from downtown. Hale moves away and avoids it.
Perälä takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Perälä throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Perälä throws a looping overhand right but Hale ducks down to avoid it.
Perälä throws a chopping leg kick but Hale manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Hale feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Peräläs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Hale cracks Perälä with a right hand to the side of the head.
Hale misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Hale checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Perälä takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Perälä moves away from the strike by Hale.
Perälä looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Hale connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Hale 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 Perälä has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Perälä and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hale shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Perälä cracks the inside of Hale's front leg.
Perälä slips a jab from Hale.
As Hale backs away, Perälä returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Hale checks the leg kick nicely there.
Hale feints and then cracks Perälä's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Perälä down.
Perälä waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Hale.
Hale misses with a left hand
and Perälä counters with a slapping leg kick.
Hale misses with an attempted mid kick.
Perälä drops his hands momentarily and Hale takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Perälä 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 Hale has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Hale and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Perälä moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromHale.
Perälä throws a low kick but it's checked well by Hale.
Perälä backing away here, and Hale unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Decent striking displayed by Perälä there.
A slow jab from Perälä misses its intended target.
Hale motions for Perälä to come forward. Hale throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Hale stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Hale wants it to stay on the feet.
Hale just misses with a punch to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hale throws a leg kick
and Perälä counters with a solid body kick.
Hale throws out a loose jab but Perälä uses good head movement to avoid it.
Perälä was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Perälä keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Perälä appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Hale throws a lazy uppercut
and Perälä cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Perälä fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hale manages to avoid it.
Perälä keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hale.
Perälä staying out of range there.
Perälä appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Hale moves out of range as Perälä strikes.
Hale throws a body kick that misses.
A slapping leg kick lands for Hale.
Hale takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Perälä tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Hale is able to avoid easily.
Hale throws out a leg kick but Perälä moves out of range and Hale only half commits.
Perälä appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Hale's coach down at Hell's Balls NY Hellcademy was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Hale's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Perälä slips under a jab.
The crowd cheers as Hale lands an impressive looking overhand right. Perälä doesn't seem phased though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
A telegraphed right hand from Hale misses the target.
Perälä fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hale manages to avoid it.
Perälä throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Perälä ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Perälä lands with a nice body kick.
Perälä slips a straight right by Hale.
Nice jab there from Perälä.
Hale takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Hale lands a glancing blow to the side of Perälä's head.
Hale scores with a hook to the body. Perälä takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
A big left from Hale misses.
Hale takes a swing at Perälä's ribcage but misses.
Hale throws a leg kick that is checked
and Perälä cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hale tries a low kick but Perälä avoids it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hale loads up on a big right hand but Perälä slips the punch.
Perälä darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Hale crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Perälä - the referee stops the clock and Hale gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Perälä. Hale manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Good leg kick by Hale there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Perälä throws a hook but Hale blocks it.
Hale appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Perälä avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Perälä chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Hale dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

Perälä looking to score a takedown here. Hale is defending well but Perälä drives through and ends up in Hale's guard.
Perälä wants to pass the guard but Hale is keeping the position.
Perälä being controlled here momentarily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hale being controlled here, momentarily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Brandon Hale 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.


Perälä misses the shot to the body.
Perälä on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Nice uppercut there from Perälä.
Perälä will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Perälä throws a low kick but it's checked well by Hale.
Perälä throws a leg kick but Hale moved away.
Hale avoids the body shot from Perälä.
Perälä attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
A jab from Hale finds it's way through Perälä's defenses.
Perälä fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hale manages to avoid it.
Hale throws a good cross that connects.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hale ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Perälä throws a looping overhand right but Hale ducks down to avoid it.
Perälä just misses with a punch to the body.
Hale uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Perälä.
Perälä throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Brandon Hale seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A nice inside leg kick there by Perälä. That's going to slow Hale down.
Crunch! Perälä slams his shin into Hale's torso.
Perälä bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Perälä throws a push kick but Hale slaps the foot to one side.
Hale looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Perälä scores with a leg kick.
Perälä 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.
Hale tries to land a front kick but Perälä steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Perälä tried to counter with a leg kick but Hale avoided it.
Perälä ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hale moves away.
Hale slips under a jab from Perälä.
Perälä pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Perälä on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Hale fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Perälä manages to avoid it.
Hale misses with a straight left.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hale looks to land a left hand but Perälä moved out of range nicely.
Perälä slips under a jab from Hale.
Perälä scores with a jab.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Perälä turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Perälä slips under a jab.
It looked like Perälä was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Hale.
A solid leg kick lands there for Hale.
Hale connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Perälä feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Hale's calf.
A leg kick checked by Hale.
Perälä bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Perälä checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Hale misses the jab.
Hale keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

Hale drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The ground and pound from Hale seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
You can see the frustration on Perälä's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Perälä holds on tight, trying to prevent any damage.
Hale wants to lay and pray for a moment but Perälä keeps working.
Perälä wants to control but Hale postures up.
Perälä is letting Hale control him for a moment.

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

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
A nice leg kick lands there from Hale.
Hale scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Hale lands a leg kick that knocks Perälä off balance momentarily.
Perälä moves out of range as Hale strikes.
Hale slips a jab and a cross from Perälä.
Nice shot lands for Perälä.
Hale throws a nice outside leg kick.
Hale tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Perälä changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Hale throws out a loose jab but Perälä uses good head movement to avoid it.
A jab from Perälä does it's job there.
Perälä misses with an uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Brandon Hale 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!


Hale throws a leg kick that misses.
Hale misses with a hook. Perälä ducked under it nicely.
Perälä scores with a shot to the body.
Hale throws a leg kick but Perälä moved away.
Perälä fires out a quick counter leg kick but Hale just manages to avoid it.
A swing and a miss from Hale.
The crowd cheers as Perälä lands an impressive looking overhand right. Hale doesn't seem phased though.
Hale swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Nice straight punches there by Hale. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Hale.
Perälä lands with an overhand left.
Perälä checks the leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hale attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Hale throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Hale takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Hale throws a leg kick which misses Perälä's front leg but catches the back leg as Perälä tries to avoid it.
Hale throws out a leg kick but Perälä moves out of range and Hale only half commits.
Hale blocks a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä lands a nice looking body shot.
Hale throws a hook to the side of Perälä's head but Perälä sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Perälä attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Hale throws a nice outside leg kick.
Hale lands a nice shot that snaps Perälä's head back.
Hale throws a jab when Perälä was well out of range.
A big left from Hale misses.
Hale lunges at Perälä with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Perälä's hand.
Perälä avoids the body shot from Hale.
A counter left hand to the body from Perälä misses its target.
Perälä misses with a body shot.
And Hale tries to counter it with a takedown but Perälä pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Perälä connects with the punch.
Hale lands a nice looking body shot.
Perälä just misses with a punch to the body.
Hale defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Perälä.
A looping hook to the body misses from Perälä. Hale does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fighters circle momentarily. Perälä darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hale feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Peräläs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Perälä is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Hale misses with an attempted mid kick.
Perälä throws a body punch but Hale moves out of range.
Perälä fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Hale is out of range.
Hale keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Hale throws a hook but Perälä avoids it easily.
Perälä tries to land a front kick but Hale steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Perälä takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Hale looks to score with a jab to the body but Perälä is just out of range.
Hale lets loose with a powerful body kick. Perälä will feel that in the morning.
Perälä moves out of range of the body kick from Hale.
Nice body punch from Hale.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hale misses with a straight left.
Perälä connects with a high kick.
Hale throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Perälä on the side of the head.
Perälä lands a slapping body shot.
A nice leg kick lands there from Perälä.
Hale uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Perälä.
Perälä is looking to chop away at Hale's legs.
Hale throws a leg kick which misses Perälä's front leg but catches the back leg as Perälä tries to avoid it.
Hale throws a hook to the side of Perälä's head but Perälä sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Perälä throws a sloppy head kick and Hale moves out of range easily.
Perälä 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.
Nice body punch from Hale.
Left hook, right uppercut from Hale.
Perälä is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Perälä blocks a leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hale throws a head kick that misses.
A solid leg kick lands there for Hale.
Perälä throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Hale counters with a slapping leg kick.
Perälä lands a body shot.
Perälä throws a chopping leg kick but Hale manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Hale flicks out a counter leg kick but Perälä steps away.
A leg kick checked by Hale.
Perälä moves out of range as Hale strikes.
Perälä jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Perälä throws a chopping leg kick but Hale manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Hale throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Hale.
Perälä lands with a nice body kick.
Perälä throws a leg kick but Hale moved away.
Perälä lunges at Hale with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Hale's hand.
Hale steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Perälä. That one must have hurt.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Brandon Hale just about did enough to take it.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Perälä lands a right hook to the body.
A jab from Perälä finds it's way through Hale's defenses.
Hale is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Perälä.
A quick step to the side and Perälä tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hale throws a solid leg kick but Perälä takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Hale.
Hale's corner calls for a 1-2. Hale obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
A nice leg kick lands there from Perälä.
Perälä misses with an uppercut. Hale saw that one coming.
Hale has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Perälä.
Hale uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Perälä has time to react.
Donk. Hale catches Perälä right on the button with a cross.
Hale misses with a hook. Perälä ducked under it nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hale throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A low kick from Hale misses
and Perälä counters with an inside leg kick.
Hale catches Perälä with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Hale keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hale walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Perälä checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Perälä darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Hale swings for the body but Perälä moves out of range.
Hale thows a leg kick but Perälä checks it
and Perälä counters with a good, hard body kick but Hale shrugs it off.
A decent looking cross lands there for Perälä.
A clash of legs there as Hale blocks the low kick.
Hale is looking to score with low kicks.
Hale lands a glancing blow to the side of Perälä's head.

Hale gets caught napping as Perälä dives in and scores a takedown. Hale manages to retain guard.
Perälä wants to control from the top but Hale keeps moving.
Hale pulls Perälä in close to prevent any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hale keeping moving, preventing Perälä from controlling successfully.
Perälä slips nicely into half guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Hale tries to regain full guard. Instead though, Perälä has advanced to mount. Uh oh.
Hale holds on, trying desperately to control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hale regains half guard.
Perälä wants to free his trapped foot but Hale is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Hale wants to get back to full guard.
Hale is staying active underneath Perälä, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Hale is trying to control but can't.
Hale pushes Perälä off looking to stand but Perälä dives back in and keeps control.

Perälä is working for a kimura but Hale is defending it quite comfortably.
Perälä is keen to just control but Hale is a slippery customer.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Perälä is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Hale throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Perälä.
Hale slips a straight right by Perälä.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Perälä misses with a body kick.
Perälä connects with a body shot.
Hale throws a nice outside leg kick.
Hale gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Perälä wants to land a leg kick but Hale is out of range.
Hale scores with a jab.
Perälä throws a good cross that connects.
Hale throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Perälä connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Perälä keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Perälä.
Perälä lands with a thumping leg kick.
Perälä swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Perälä connects with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hale takes a swing at Perälä's ribcage but misses.
Hale lands with an overhand left.
Hale connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Hale's corner calls for a 1-2. Hale obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Hale misses the shot to the body.
Perälä misses with a looping right.
Hale is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Perälä with a body shot.
Hale has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Perälä moves out of range as Hale strikes.
Hale swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Perälä takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Perälä takes one on the button.
Hale throws a leg kick that misses.
Perälä connects with an inside leg kick.
Perälä displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Hale throws out the jab.
Perälä keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Hale.
Taisto Perälä has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A big right from Hale misses.
Hale takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Hale throws a head kick that misses.
Perälä looks to throw the jab but Hale is out of range.
Hale uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Perälä.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Perälä, as that shot connected.
Hale lunges at Perälä with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Perälä's hand.
Perälä scores with a nice right hand.
Hale thuds a left hand into Perälä's body.
Hale misses with a hook.
Perälä appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Perälä looks to land a body kick but Hale moved away.
Perälä scores with a crisp jab that stopped Hale in his tracks.
Perälä throws a looping overhand right but Hale ducks down to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Hale tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Perälä tries to land a front kick but Hale steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
A slapping body kick lands there for Hale.
Hale connects with a body shot.
Perälä takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Hale digs a good hook to Perälä's body.
Nice body kick there by Perälä.
Hale is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Hale cracks Perälä with a right hand to the side of the head.
Hale misses with a wild body shot.
Perälä appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Perälä checks a leg kick.
Perälä fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hale manages to avoid it.
Hale throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
A slapping body kick lands there for Perälä.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
The fighters circling - Perälä throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Hale 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.
Perälä blocks a leg kick.
Perälä tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Hale is able to avoid easily.
Hale misses the body punch
letting Perälä counter with a right hand.
Perälä fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Hale checks it well.
Perälä feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Hale's calf.
Hale lands a glancing blow to the side of Perälä's head.
Perälä scores with a jab. Hale acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Perälä throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Hale feints the counter takedown.
Hale is looking to land body kicks.
Perälä attempts a counter takedown but Hale avoids it well and moves away.
Perälä bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Brandon Hale!

Brandon Hale is the new welterweight champion!
Brandon Hale bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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Event: EVO 249: Hess vs Maldini     
Date:   Jun 11, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Taisto Perälä and Nikolai Luzhin. Luzhin has chosen The time has come... as his entrance music. Taisto Perälä has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

182 cm
27
175 lbs
20 - 7 - 0
181 cm
31
174 lbs
20 - 5 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Nikolai Luzhin!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, Daniel Bishop and Richard Clark.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Luzhin throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Luzhin has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Perälä is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Luzhin scores with a spinning back kick!
Luzhin is looking to slow Perälä down with leg kicks.
Nice uppercut lands for Perälä. That snapped Luzhin's head back.
Perälä misses with a low kick as Luzhin jumps back.
Luzhin scores with a nice head shot.

It looks like Taisto Perälä has been cut.
Luzhin fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Perälä has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Perälä slips under a jab.
Luzhin tries to land a leg kick but Perälä saw it coming and moves away.
Perälä appears to be looking for a big counter.
Luzhin thuds his shin into the meat of Perälä's side.
Nice body punch from Perälä.
Luzhin connects with a solid leg kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Perälä throws a quick inside leg kick.
Luzhin attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Perälä bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Luzhin's head backwards.
Luzhin walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Perälä lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Luzhin throws a head kick that misses.
Perälä fires out a quick counter leg kick but Luzhin just manages to avoid it.
Nikolai Luzhin seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä missing with a left hand there. Luzhin was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Perälä misses the shot to the body.
Luzhin ducks under a wild hook from Perälä.
Luzhin lands a jab to the nose.
Luzhin fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Perälä has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Perälä seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Perälä swings for the body but Luzhin moves out of range.
An inside leg kick from Perälä misses.
Luzhin throws a right hand that Perälä ducks under and follows up with a left that Perälä also avoids with ease.
Luzhin with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Luzhin throws the left hand but Perälä avoids the punch easily.
Perälä is looking to slow Luzhin down with leg kicks.
Luzhin throws an overhand right that lands on Perälä's shoulder, as Perälä tries to avoid the shot.
Luzhin throws a combination that misses
and Perälä counters with a good, hard body kick but Luzhin shrugs it off.
Luzhin tries to score with a low kick but Perälä moves his leg out of the way.

Luzhin closes the distance and clinches.
Perälä doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Still in the clinch, Luzhin scores with a nice short uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Luzhin trying to land knees to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Perälä fails to land.
Luzhin pushes Perälä back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.

Perälä manages to break the clinch.
Perälä slips a jab from Luzhin.
Luzhin throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Perälä sees it coming and avoids it easily.
It looked like Perälä was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Luzhin.
Luzhin uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Perälä has time to react.
Perälä gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Luzhin avoids the body shot from Perälä.
Perälä moves out of range of the body kick from Luzhin.
Perälä wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Perälä blocks the body kick.
Luzhin misses with an uppercut. Perälä saw that one coming.
Luzhin is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Perälä.
Luzhin throws a head kick that misses.
Luzhin cracks Perälä with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin swings for the body but Perälä moves out of range.
The fighters circle momentarily. Perälä darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Luzhin 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.
Perälä uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Luzhin.
Luzhin connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Luzhin avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Luzhin throws a leg kick but Perälä sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Luzhin thows a body kick. Perälä tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Luzhin 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.
Perälä just misses with a punch to the body.
Luzhin only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Luzhin feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Peräläs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Perälä drops his hands momentarily and Luzhin takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Luzhin works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Luzhin goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Luzhin looks to land a combination but Perälä avoids it well.
Perälä throws a nice inside leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Perälä.
Luzhin only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Some wild striking there from Luzhin.
The fighters circling - Perälä throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Luzhin throws a low kick, looking for Perälä's leg but Perälä calmly moves out of range.
Luzhin takes one to the side of the head.
Luzhin takes one to the chin there.
Luzhin is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Perälä had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Perälä takes a swing at Luzhin's ribcage but misses.
Luzhin throws a looping overhand right but Perälä ducks down to avoid it.
Perälä moves out of range as Luzhin strikes.
Perälä throws a half hearted mid kick.
Luzhin misses with a leg kick
and Perälä counters with a nice low kick that buckles Luzhin's knee momentarily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Luzhin defending well as Perälä loads up on a big left hand.
Perälä on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Perälä swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Luzhin counters with a solid body kick.
Perälä throws a leg kick but Luzhin checks it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Nikolai Luzhin dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Taisto Perälä's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Luzhin lands with a thumping leg kick.
Perälä gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Perälä moves away from the strike by Luzhin.
Luzhin misses with an attempted mid kick.
Luzhin throws a head kick but Perälä moves out of range.
Perälä throws a leg kick that misses.
An inside leg kick lands from Perälä.
Perälä connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Luzhin misses with a low kick.
Perälä buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Nikolai Luzhin seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Perälä scores with a jab to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Perälä has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Perälä tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Luzhin attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Luzhin throws a chopping leg kick but Perälä manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Perälä misses with an uppercut. Luzhin saw that one coming.
Luzhin has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin lands a lovely overhand right.
Perälä throws a body punch but Luzhin moves out of range.
Luzhin takes a jab right on the kisser.
Perälä feints and then cracks Luzhin's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Luzhin down.
Perälä walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Luzhin checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Perälä uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Luzhin.
Luzhin looks to land a right hand but Perälä moved out of range.
Luzhin misses with a body kick.
It looked like Perälä wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Perälä lands with an overhand left.
Perälä chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Luzhin can pounce on him.
Perälä swinging wildly here.
Luzhin feints a jab promting Perälä to slip. Luzhin then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Perälä slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Perälä misses with a wild body shot.
Luzhin wants to counter the offense by Perälä and move into the clinch position.
Perälä scores with a punch to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Good work by Luzhin as he checks the leg kick.
Perälä throws a head kick that misses.
Both fighters circling a little - Luzhin finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Luzhin wants to slow Perälä down by chopping away at his legs.
Perälä uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Luzhin.
Luzhin lands with a nice combination. Perälä backs away looking to recover.
Luzhin bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Luzhin lands a leg kick that knocks Perälä off balance momentarily.
Perälä throws a low kick but it's checked well by Luzhin.
Luzhin throws a big shot that misses.
Perälä feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Luzhin throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Luzhin misses with a hook.
Perälä misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Luzhin.
Luzhin throws a right hand that misses
and Perälä counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Perälä misses with a low kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin misses with a few strikes there.
Perälä throws a leg kick but Luzhin moved away.
Perälä is looking to slow Luzhin down with leg kicks.
Perälä avoids the body shot from Luzhin.
Perälä ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Luzhin moves away.
Perälä takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Perälä throws a low kick but it's checked well by Luzhin.
Luzhin misses with a low kick.
A leg kick checked by Luzhin.
Perälä connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
A nice leg kick lands there from Perälä.
Luzhin moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Luzhin looks to land a left hand but Perälä moved out of range nicely.
Luzhin displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Perälä throws out the jab.
Perälä misses with a wild body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Perälä can pounce on him.
Perälä 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.
Luzhin takes a swing at Perälä's ribcage but misses.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luzhin throws a low kick but Perälä moves out of range easily.
Perälä displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Luzhin throws out the jab.
Luzhin feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Perälä's calf.
Luzhin misses with a straight right.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Perälä.
Perälä uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Luzhin.
Luzhin throws a leg kick which misses Perälä's front leg but catches the back leg as Perälä tries to avoid it.
Perälä is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Luzhin ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Perälä moves away.
Perälä throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Luzhin throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Perälä scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Nikolai Luzhin will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Taisto Perälä's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Luzhin wants to clinch up but Perälä keeps it at a distance.
Luzhin looks to land a left hand but Perälä moved out of range nicely.
Luzhin throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Perälä buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Perälä checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Luzhin misses with a left hand
and Perälä makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Luzhin really felt that one!
Perälä turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
A clash of legs there as Luzhin blocks the low kick.
Perälä is looking to land body kicks.
Luzhin throws a leg kick but Perälä sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Luzhin attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Perälä drops down looking for a counter takedown but Luzhin sprawls and moves away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Perälä swings for the body but Luzhin moves out of range.
Luzhin lands a jab to the nose.
Luzhin takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A punch lands to the side of Perälä 's head but he takes it in his stride.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Luzhin throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Perälä counters with a right hand to the body.
Perälä swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Luzhin scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Perälä tries to work over Luzhin's front leg with a kick but Luzhin checks it.
Luzhin chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Perälä ducks right into an uppercut from Luzhin.
Luzhin throws a head kick that misses.
Danga de danga de dang - Luzhin scores with a four punch combination!
Perälä connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Luzhin takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Luzhin looks to throw the jab but Perälä is out of range.
Luzhin throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Perälä looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Luzhin wants to clinch but Perälä slips to the side
and Perälä counters with a good low kick that Luzhin was not able to check.
Luzhin scores with a decent looking hook.
Perälä misses the shot to the body.
Luzhin's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä misses with a low kick.
Luzhin appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Perälä chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Luzhin takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Luzhin misses with a double jab
and Perälä counters with a nice uppercut.
Luzhin takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Perälä scores with a jab. Luzhin acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Luzhin moves out of range of the body kick.
Luzhin tries a quick counter leg kick but Perälä is wise to it.
Luzhin throws a front kick aimed at Perälä's knee but Perälä avoids it well.
Perälä attempts a counter takedown but Luzhin avoids it well and moves away.
Perälä throws a front kick aimed at Luzhin's knee but Luzhin avoids it well.
Perälä dips to his left and cracks Luzhin with an uppercut!
Luzhin throws a right hand that misses
and Perälä cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Luzhin ducks under a wild hook from Perälä.
Luzhin misses with a looping right.
A quick step to the side and Perälä tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Luzhin throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
An inside leg kick lands from Perälä.
Perälä checks a leg kick.
Perälä tried to counter with a leg kick but Luzhin avoided it.
Nice jab there from Luzhin.
Luzhin connects with an inside leg kick.
Nice jab there from Perälä.
Perälä misses the jab.
Luzhin lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
An inside leg kick from Perälä misses.
Luzhin 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.
Luzhin misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Perälä staying out of range there.
Luzhin throws a body punch but Perälä moves out of range.
Perälä moves into range and connects with a jab.
Perälä throws a leg kick that is checked
enabling Luzhin to counter with a crisp jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Perälä bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
A big left from Luzhin misses.
A jab from Luzhin misses.
Luzhin misses with a leg kick
and Perälä counters with a straight right hand.
Luzhin scores with a spinning back kick!
Perälä scores with a sloppy right hand. Luzhin should have avoided that one.
Perälä misses the jab.
Perälä moves out of range of the strikes.
Perälä throws a solid leg kick but Luzhin takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Perälä.
Perälä sets himself, and Luzhin steps forward looking for the clinch! Perälä avoids it this time.
Perälä's corner calls for a 1-2. Perälä obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Perälä turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Perälä throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Luzhin dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Perälä. That did some damage!
Luzhin loads up on a big right hand but Perälä slips the punch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Taisto Perälä did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The cut man is working on Taisto Perälä's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Luzhin takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Luzhin connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Perälä momentarily.
Perälä ducks under a wild hook from Luzhin.
Perälä is looking to land body kicks.
Luzhin throws a head kick that Perälä semi-blocks.
Perälä connects with a solid leg kick.
Luzhin cracks the inside of Perälä's front leg.
Luzhin cracks Perälä with a right hand to the side of the head.
Luzhin throws a push kick but Perälä slaps the foot to one side.
Perälä appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
A jab from Luzhin misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin checks the leg kick nicely there.
Perälä cracks Luzhin with a right hand to the side of the head.
Perälä misses with a hook to the body
and Luzhin counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A decent looking cross lands there for Luzhin.
Luzhin moves out of range of the body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Luzhin.
A lazy left from Luzhin finds it's target.
Perälä throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Luzhin counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Perälä missing with a left hand there. Luzhin was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Luzhin misses with a hook.
Perälä tried to counter with a leg kick but Luzhin avoided it.
A slow jab from Luzhin misses its intended target.
Luzhin misses with a wild body shot.
Perälä throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.

Luzhin rushes Perälä and presses him up against the cage.
Luzhin tries to land knees in the clinch but Perälä avoids the damage to the body.
Perälä pushes Luzhin back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Luzhin is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Perälä holding his opponent close, against the cage.
Perälä is trying to pull guard but Luzhin has him pressed against the cage.
A right hand to the body from Perälä.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin pushes Perälä back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Perälä.
Luzhin with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Perälä gets through Luzhin's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Perälä scores with a nice hook to the head.
Perälä blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Luzhin tries to land knees in the clinch but Perälä avoids the damage to the body.
Perälä lands a right hand.
Perälä blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Perälä lands a body shot.
Luzhin works on Perälä's body with a couple of short punches.
Perälä misses with a punch on the inside.

Perälä has double underhooks and is working for a body lock takedown. He's got it. The fighters land in half guard but Luzhin regains guard immediately.
Luzhin can't keep his opponent in guard - Perälä advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Perälä is working away from the top position though.
Luzhin is refusing to be controlled, as Perälä sits in half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Luzhin is trying to get back to full guard.
Luzhin works his way to full guard. Good work.
Perälä trying to control the position from guard on top but Luzhin is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Perälä passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Perälä trying to control the position but Luzhin is working away.
Perälä just content to control the position.
Perälä laying and praying for a moment but Luzhin takes advantage and regains half guard.
Luzhin is refusing to be controlled, as Perälä sits in half guard.
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 Taisto Perälä will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Taisto Perälä's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Perälä swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Luzhin throws a jab but it's blocked by Perälä.
Perälä throws a looping overhand right but Luzhin ducks down to avoid it.
Luzhin avoids a kick to the body.
Luzhin swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
A leg kick checked by Luzhin.
Luzhin is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Perälä with a body shot.
Perälä connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
A big left from Perälä misses.
Luzhin fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Perälä manages to avoid it.
Perälä lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
You can see that Luzhin has visibly slowed down as a result of the leg kicks
A telegraphed right hand from Luzhin misses the target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Luzhin is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Perälä.
Luzhin throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Luzhin throws a lazy uppercut
and Perälä makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Luzhin throws a jab when Perälä was well out of range.
Perälä swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Perälä connects with a right hand. Luzhin shakes it off.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä throws a looping overhand right but Luzhin ducks down to avoid it.
A bone on bone clash there as Perälä blocks the leg kick.
Perälä looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Perälä throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Perälä scores with a kick to the body.
Luzhin is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Perälä.
Perälä throws a push kick but Luzhin slaps the foot to one side.
Luzhin throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Both fighters circling a little - Luzhin finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Perälä misses with a body shot.
Luzhin fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Perälä is out of range.
Perälä throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Luzhin sees it coming and avoids it easily.

Luzhin gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Perälä to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Luzhin wants to sweep but no luck.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Luzhin is trying to control the position but Perälä postures up.

Luzhin looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Perälä has picked Luzhin up and slammed him! Luzhin can't keep hold of the triangle and Perälä manages to pass to side control!
Perälä advances to full mount.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Luzhin is controlling an arm, preventing Perälä from taking his back. Although keeping him in mount is no better to be honest.
Luzhin wants to hold on but Perälä pushes him away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Perälä looks like he's working for a submission but he's not found anything just yet.
Perälä is trying to control here but Luzhin has managed to regain half guard.

Perälä is trying to work for a kimura but Luzhin is defending well.
Perälä trying to mount his opponent but Luzhin defends it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Perälä stalling.
Luzhin is not content to let Perälä control the position.
Luzhin tries to roll over but Perälä keeps him under control.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Luzhin is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Perälä pulls his head out easily.

And that's the end of the fight!
Taisto Perälä showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Perälä 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 Chris Edwards scores the fight 48:47
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 48:47
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Taisto Perälä!

Taisto Perälä retains his welterweight title!
A victorious Taisto Perälä 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: EVO 245     
Date:   May 21, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Taisto Perälä and Ricky Rocker. Rocker has chosen Ki:Theory - Stand By Me as his entrance music. The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.

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175 lbs
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170 lbs
35 - 11 - 0
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ricky Rocker!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, James Atkins and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Perälä throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rocker tries a quick counter leg kick but Perälä is wise to it.
Perälä swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Perälä shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Rocker keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Rocker connects with a crisp jab.
Rocker misses with a low kick as Perälä jumps back.
Rocker digs a good hook to Perälä's body.
Perälä slips a jab from Rocker.
Rocker takes a swing at Perälä's ribcage but misses.
Perälä looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Perälä misses with a hook

and Rocker counters with a nice double leg into side control. Perälä won't be happy with that.
Rocker taking a break here but Perälä is having none of it and regains half guard.
Perälä is trying to get back to full guard.
Rocker is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Rocker has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker is keen to just control but Perälä is a slippery customer.
Rocker takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Perälä is pressing down on Rocker's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Rocker won't allow Perälä to sweep him here.
Rocker controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Perälä pulls Rocker in close to his closed guard and prevents Rocker from doing any damage or advancing position.
Rocker trying to control the position from guard on top but Perälä is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Rocker preventing the sweep.
Rocker is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Rocker trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Perälä pulls Rocker in close to prevent any damage.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Rocker swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Rocker keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Perälä.
Perälä wants to slow Rocker down by chopping away at his legs.
Perälä is looking to chop away at Rocker's legs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Rocker.
Perälä is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Rocker connects with an inside leg kick.
Rocker shoots in for a takedown but Perälä shows good takedown defense.
Taisto Perälä is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A leg kick checked by Rocker.
Rocker throws out a powerful jab.
An inside leg kick from Perälä misses.
Perälä lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rocker's sensitive parts.
Perälä scores with a nice head shot.
Rocker looks to land a body kick but Perälä moved away.
It appears Perälä was looking to counter with a kick there.
Perälä keeps Rocker at a distance using the push kick.
Rocker fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Perälä avoids it really well and circles away.
Rocker connects with a leg kick. Perälä looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Decent striking displayed by Perälä there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rocker swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Perälä swings and misses with a hook to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Perälä misses with a leg kick

and Rocker counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Perälä!
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Rocker working his ground and pound in the gym. So far it seems to be working well.
Perälä is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rocker stalling away here and it's allowed Perälä to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.

Perälä working for a triangle but Rocker defends it easily.
Rocker postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rocker scores with the left hand. Perälä knows he should have avoided that one.
Perälä throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Perälä throws a jab when Rocker was well out of range.
A low kick from Perälä misses

and Rocker counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Perälä keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Rocker thows a huge punch but Perälä dodges it nicely.
Rocker throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Rocker slows the pace down in half guard.
Rocker seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Perälä does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä won't allow Rocker to pass to mount.
Perälä is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Rocker misses with a head shot. Perälä uses the momentum to regain guard.
Perälä not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Rocker chips away with some ground and pound.
Rocker trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Perälä tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Rocker in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Rocker working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Taisto Perälä is winning the standup battle so far.
A left lands for Perälä.
Perälä connects with a jab.
A jab from Perälä misses.
Rocker throws a looping overhand right but Perälä ducks down to avoid it.
Perälä appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Perälä takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
A jab from Rocker finds it's way through Perälä's defenses.
Rocker wants to slow Perälä down by chopping away at his legs.
Perälä keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rocker.
A decent looking cross lands there for Rocker.
Perälä misses with an uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä connects with a leg kick. Rocker looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Perälä missing with a left hand there. Rocker was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Perälä misses with the combination.
Rocker cracks Perälä with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Rocker throws a body shot but no joy.
Perälä uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rocker.
Perälä blocks the body kick.
Rocker's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Rocker duly obliges.
Rocker turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Rocker jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rocker misses with an uppercut. Perälä saw that one coming.
Nice straight punches there by Rocker. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Rocker.
Perälä misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Rocker lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Perälä misses with a hook
and Rocker counters with a right hand to the body.
Decent striking displayed by Rocker there.
Rocker 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.
Perälä throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Perälä throws a leg kick that is checked
and Rocker counters with a nice uppercut.
Rocker scores with a spinning back kick!
Rocker has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Rocker lands a nice leg kick that just misses Perälä's sensitive parts.
Rocker throws a nice inside leg kick.
Rocker fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Perälä takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Perälä. Rocker shrugs it off though.
Perälä looks to throw the jab but Rocker is out of range.
Good standup being displayed there by Rocker as he connects with a hook.
Rocker swinging wildly here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker 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!


Perälä throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rocker slips a straight right by Perälä.
Rocker blocks a leg kick.
Rocker fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Perälä looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Good standup being displayed there by Rocker as he connects with a hook.
Perälä fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rocker manages to avoid it.
Perälä takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Perälä checks a low kick from Rocker.
Perälä listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Perälä misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Rocker fails to land with a series of punches.
Perälä was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker loads up on a big right hand but Perälä slips the punch.
Perälä misses with a leg kick

and Rocker decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Perälä's guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rocker working some strikes from top position.
Rocker tries to free his leg and advance position but Perälä is retaining full guard.
Ricky Rocker has got the better of the ground game so far.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker wants to control from the top but Perälä keeps moving.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Rocker's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Perälä keeping moving, preventing Rocker from controlling successfully.
Perälä preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Rocker slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.

Perälä looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Rocker has picked Perälä up and slammed him! Perälä can't keep hold of the triangle and Rocker manages to pass to side control!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
You can see the frustration on Perälä's face as Rocker controls the position.
Perälä can't do much from the bottom here.
Rocker wants to lay and pray for a moment but Perälä keeps working.
Perälä tries to get back to half guard but can't.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Rocker lands a decent elbow from side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä is trying to get back to half guard.
Rocker trying to control the action but Perälä is working from the bottom.
Perälä prevents Rocker from improving position.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Rocker 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.
Perälä misses with a kick to the body

so Rocker counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Perälä keeping moving, preventing Rocker from controlling successfully.
Rocker looking to sit in guard and control but Perälä gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


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

Rocker works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Rocker keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Rocker throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Perälä is looking for a sweep. Rocker is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Perälä is trying to maintain the position but Rocker is very close to passing his half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker really dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Rocker moves out of range of the body kick from Perälä.
Rocker throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rocker throws out a powerful jab.
A jab from Rocker misses.
Perälä throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Perälä lands with a thumping leg kick.
Rocker throws a looping overhand right but Perälä ducks down to avoid it.
Perälä swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Perälä moves away from the strike by Rocker.
Perälä tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Rocker throws out a counter right but Perälä avoids it with no problem.
Rocker scores with a hook.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rocker just misses with a punch to the body.
Perälä gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Perälä takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Perälä lands a nice looking body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rocker lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
An inside leg kick lands from Perälä.
Perälä walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Rocker checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Rocker changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Rocker is looking to land body kicks.
Perälä half committed to a counter leg kick.
Rocker thumps Perälä with a low kick.
Perälä throws an overhand right that lands on Rocker's shoulder, as Rocker tries to avoid the shot.
Rocker tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Ricky Rocker seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Perälä misses with a left hand
and Rocker counters with an inside leg kick.
Rocker blocks a leg kick.
Perälä defending well as Rocker loads up on a big left hand.
Rocker fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Perälä.
Perälä misses with a hook. Rocker ducked under it nicely.
Rocker fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Rocker catches Perälä with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!

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

and Rocker counters with a shoot takedown. Perälä fights it but they end up in guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Perälä looking to hit a scissor sweep but Rocker is one step ahead there.
Rocker content to stall in guard here.

Perälä working for a triangle but Rocker defends it easily.
Perälä working a defensive guard here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker controlling from the top position.
Rocker trying to control the position from guard on top but Perälä is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Perälä dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Perälä scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Perälä swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Rocker cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Rocker misses with a takedown attempt
and Perälä counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A big right from Perälä misses.
Rocker throws the left hand but Perälä avoids the punch easily.
Perälä swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Rocker fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Perälä steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rocker.
Perälä blocks a jab.
Rocker looks to score with a jab to the body but Perälä is just out of range.
A slapping leg kick lands for Rocker.
Horrible takedown attempt by Rocker or perhaps it was just good defense by Perälä, which made it look bad.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ricky Rocker dominated that fourth round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Rocker misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Perälä counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Rocker throws a jab when Perälä was well out of range.
Rocker misses with a wild body shot.
Rocker lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Rocker on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Perälä loads up on a big right hand but Rocker slips the punch.
Rocker on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Perälä. Perälä obviously looking to wear him down.
Rocker lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Perälä is looking to chop away at Rocker's legs.
Rocker keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rocker looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Rocker counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Rocker lands a jab to Perälä's midsection.
Perälä pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Rocker throws out a leg kick but Perälä moves out of range and Rocker only half commits.
Perälä uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rocker.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä slips a jab from Rocker.
Rocker misses with a hook. Perälä ducked under it nicely.
Perälä feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Rocker tests Perälä's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Rocker misses with a wild combination.
A nice leg kick lands there from Rocker.
Perälä pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Perälä.
Perälä throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
A clash of legs there as Rocker blocks the low kick.
Perälä swings for the body but Rocker moves out of range.
Perälä misses with a looping left.
Rocker looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Rocker throws a body punch but Perälä moves out of range.
Taisto Perälä has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A nice leg kick lands there from Rocker.
Perälä tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rocker was well out of range. Poor timing from Perälä.
Rocker scoring well with a low kick there.
Rocker keeps Perälä at a distance using the push kick.
Rocker lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
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!
Rocker scoring well with a low kick there.
Rocker misses with a straight right.
Rocker lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Rocker shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Perälä as he avoids it easily.
Perälä gets off balance looking for a body kick

and Rocker counters with a single leg into guard. Perälä didn't expect that.
Perälä preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Perälä can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Rocker controls the pace.
Perälä trying to control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rocker trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Rocker wants to control from the top but Perälä keeps moving.
Rocker postures up.
Perälä is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Perälä looks to score with a jab to the body but Rocker is just out of range.
Rocker throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Perälä on the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Rocker lands a slapping body shot.
Perälä walks into a jab.
Rocker cracks the inside of Perälä's front leg.
Rocker with a lazy takedown attempt
and Perälä counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Rocker dips to his left and cracks Perälä with an uppercut!
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Rocker, right into the meat.
Nice shot lands for Rocker.
Rocker shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Rocker throws a leg kick
and Perälä connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Rocker lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Perälä looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Rocker thows a body kick. Perälä tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Rocker scoring well with a low kick there.
Rocker darts in looking for a takedown but Perälä gets double underhooks and turns Rocker into the cage.
Taisto Perälä has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ricky Rocker.
Rocker dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Perälä. That did some damage!

And that's the end of the fight!
Ricky Rocker comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Rocker 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 Chris Edwards scores the fight 45:50
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 45:50
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Ricky Rocker!

Ricky Rocker 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: EVO 241: Connemara vs Camacho     
Date:   Apr 27, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Taisto Perälä and Frank Nada. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Frank Nada!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, Sam Margolis and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
The fighters circling - Perälä throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Nada shoots in and drives through. Perälä sprawls well.
Perälä jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Nada takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Nada looks to land a combination. Perälä sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.

It looks like Taisto Perälä has been cut.
Nada throws a body punch but Perälä moves out of range.
Perälä takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Perälä scores with a punch to the head.
Nada looks to land a right hand but Perälä moved out of range.

Perälä decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Perälä wants to take a breather but Nada is having none of it.
Perälä controlling the action here.
Perälä trying to pass the guard but Nada defending well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nada slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Perälä pushes down on Nada's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Perälä wants to control but Nada is keeping him busy.
Perälä takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.

Nada looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Well, if Perälä is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.
Nada felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Perälä passes to side control.
Nada is trying to get back to half guard.
The referee tells the fighters to keep busy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä trying to control the position but Nada is working away.
Nada looking for a sweep but Perälä has passed into full mount! Oh no!
Perälä can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Nada is looking to escape.
Nada is wriggling around trying to escape.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Perälä controlling from the full mount.
Nada is looking to get to half guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Nada is squirming around, avoiding Perälä's attempts to control the action.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Taisto Perälä dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Taisto Perälä's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Nada tries to clinch up but Perälä circles away and keeps his distance.
Perälä throws a half hearted mid kick.
Perälä uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Nada has time to react.
Perälä throws a wild body kick that Nada sees coming a mile off.
Nada swings for the body but Perälä moves out of range.
Perälä bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Perälä cracks the inside of Nada's front leg.
Perälä misses with a low kick.
Perälä cracks Nada with a good jab.
Nice sprawl there from Perälä as Nada shoots in.
Decent striking displayed by Perälä there.

Nada is rocked!
Nada missing with a left hand there. Perälä was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Nada is still on wobbly legs! Can Perälä finish him?

Excellent takedown into side control there by Nada.
Nada seems to have recovered his senses.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Perälä regains half guard.
Perälä wants to improve his position but Nada is controlling well.
Nada thows a huge punch but Perälä dodges it nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä trying to control from the bottom.
Nada working Perälä over with strikes.
Nada lands strikes from half guard.
Perälä gets back to full guard.
Nada passes Perälä's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Nada tries to pass the half guard into mount. Perälä knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Nada lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Nada drops an elbow to the side of Perälä's head.
Nada seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Perälä does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nada lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Perälä is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Nada wants to pass to mount but Perälä is defending the position.
Perälä is trying to get back to full guard.
Perälä moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Nada postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Perälä trying to control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nada trying to control the position from guard on top but Perälä is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Perälä has momentary wrist control but Nada slips an elbow through the middle.
Nada works over Perälä with some ground and pound from guard.
Perälä managing to control the position.
Perälä working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Nada.
Nada trying to control the position from guard on top but Perälä is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Perälä keeping full guard, as Nada tries to pass.
Perälä controls Nada momentarily but Nada frees himself.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Nada passes Perälä's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Nada tries to pass to full mount but Perälä defends it.
Perälä is refusing to be controlled, as Nada sits in half guard.
Nada moves nicely into side control.
Perälä is not content to let Nada control the position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Perälä tries to improve position but can't.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Frank Nada showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Taisto Perälä's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!



Nada dives in and scores a takedown into Perälä's guard.
Perälä preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Nada scores with a decent looking elbow strike.

Perälä is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Nada throws an elbow that misses. Perälä uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Nada's guard. Nice move by Perälä!

Perälä trying to control but Nada is working from the bottom.
Nada keeping full guard, as Perälä tries to pass.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Nada has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Nada looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Nada wants to sweep here but Perälä controlling him for the moment.
Perälä trying to control the position from guard on top but Nada is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Perälä is stalling in the full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.

Nada is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Perälä defends well.
Perälä trying to control but Nada is working from the bottom.
Perälä stopping the sweep attempt from Nada.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä advances to half guard.
Nada works his way to full guard. Good work.
Perälä trying to control the position from guard on top but Nada is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Perälä trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Perälä throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Taisto Perälä is winning the standup battle so far.
Perälä tries to move into range but Nada moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Nada throws a lazy right hand but Perälä sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Perälä walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Perälä staying out of range there.
Perälä fires out a quick counter leg kick but Nada just manages to avoid it.
The crowd cheers as Nada lands an impressive looking overhand right. Perälä doesn't seem phased though.
Perälä connects with a body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nada 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.
Perälä throws a push kick but Nada slaps the foot to one side.
Perälä buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Nada dives in for a single leg takedown but Perälä sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Perälä scores with a jab to the jaw.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Perälä lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Nada throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
It looked like Perälä wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Nada misses with a hook
and Perälä counters with a stiff right hand.
Perälä shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Nada as he jumps to the side.
Nada is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Nada throws a series of punches but Perälä moves out of range.
Perälä connects with an inside leg kick.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Nice body punch from Perälä.
That kick from Perälä tenderised Nada's leg. Nada is trying to keep his angry face on.
Perälä dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Nada. That did some damage!
A leg kick checked by Nada.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Taisto Perälä did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The cut man is working on Taisto Perälä's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Nada shoots for a double leg takedown but Perälä sprawls well. He's pushed Nada's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Nada misses with a looping left.
Nada missing with a left hand there. Perälä was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Nada fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Perälä checks it well.
Nada connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Nada misses with a right hand
and Perälä counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Nada stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Perälä.

Nada closes the distance and clinches.
Perälä is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Nada is keeping busy.
Nada misses with a hook to the ribs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Perälä managing to block the knees to the body from Nada.
Perälä misses with a punch on the inside.
Perälä lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Perälä goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Nada is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Perälä as Nada tries to tie him up.
Nada prevents a body shot from Perälä.

Perälä escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Nada lands a right hook to the body.
Perälä stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Nada loads up on a big right hand but Perälä slips the punch.
Nada throws a looping overhand right but Perälä ducks down to avoid it.
Nada fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Perälä is out of range.
Nada avoids the head kick by Perälä.
A little jabbing left from Nada on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Nada shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Nada scores with a body shot.
Perälä stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Nada.
Frank Nada seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Perälä keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Perälä throws a shot to the body.
Perälä thuds his right hand into Nada's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Perälä uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Nada.
Perälä scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Nada on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Nada checks a leg kick.
Perälä fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Nada checks it well.
Perälä lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

Nada moves into the clinch.
Perälä doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Perälä as Nada tries to tie him up.
Perälä misses with a punch to the body.
Perälä gets through Nada's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Nada misses with a punch on the inside.
Nada looking for a takedown.
A short right from Perälä.
A head punch on the inside from Perälä fails to land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä misses with a body punch.
Perälä lands a left hand that snaps the head of Nada backwards.
I was talking to Perälä's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Nada blocking some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Nada.
Nada tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Nada has a couple of punches blocked by Perälä.
Perälä blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Stalling in the clinch from Perälä.
Perälä jumps guard but Nada turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Nada tries to stall but Perälä uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Nada throws a punch but it's blocked by Perälä.
Perälä digs a right hand into Nada's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Nada's gas tank.
Perälä scores with a shoulder strike.
Perälä struggles to land a body shot inside as Nada controls his hands.
Perälä is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Nada working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nada tries for a takedown. No joy.
Taisto Perälä has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Frank Nada.

Perälä's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Nada throws a looping overhand right but Perälä ducks down to avoid it.
Perälä throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Nada stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Nada fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Nada is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.

Perälä drops Nada with a hook right on the temple. He thinks about going to the ground but Nada looks back up at him and smiles so Perälä waves him back to his feet - he obviously thinks he can knock him out after that shot landed.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Perälä avoids the body shot from Nada.
Perälä buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Perälä connects with a leg kick. Nada looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Nada tries to land a front kick but Perälä steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Nada takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Perälä throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Perälä looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Taisto Perälä had his way with Frank Nada in that round.
The cut man is working on Taisto Perälä's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Nada lands with a good body shot.
Perälä throws a quick inside leg kick.
Nada ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Perälä moves away.
Nada throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Nada dives in for a single leg takedown but Perälä sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Nada's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Nada misses with a takedown
and Perälä counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Nada on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Perälä. Perälä obviously looking to wear him down.
Perälä throws an overhand right that drops Nada like a sack of potatoes! Perälä dives in to finish the fight with more strikes and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:30 of round 5, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Taisto Perälä!
Taisto Perälä retains his welterweight title!
During a confident post fight interview, Taisto Perälä thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: MFN 300: Burns vs. Mangrove Jr     
Date:   Mar 27, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Bjorn Helgi and Taisto Perälä. Taisto Perälä has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

178 cm
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169 lbs
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175 lbs
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 43 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Bjorn Helgi!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Bishop, Colin Fotheringham and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Perälä throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Perälä looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Perälä misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Helgi.
Helgi throws a looping overhand right but Perälä ducks down to avoid it.
Perälä looks to score with a jab to the body but Helgi is just out of range.
Perälä works Helgi's body with a nice hook.
Perälä lands a glancing blow to the side of Helgi's head.
Perälä is looking to score with low kicks.
Decent striking displayed by Perälä there.

It looks like Bjorn Helgi has been cut.
Helgi misses with a head kick.
Perälä misses with a low kick.
Perälä throws a leg kick which misses Helgi's front leg but catches the back leg as Helgi tries to avoid it.
Helgi misses with a series of wild punches.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Perälä - that will leave a mark!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Good leg kick by Perälä there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Perälä avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Helgi as he avoids it easily.
Perälä throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
It looked like Helgi wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Perälä misses with a kick to the body.
Helgi throws a counter high kick but Perälä was just alert enough to avoid it.

Helgi gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Helgi blocks an uppercut.
Perälä scores with a nice hook to the head.
Perälä misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Nice body punch from Helgi - that landed with a thud.
Perälä is trying to pull guard but Helgi has him pressed against the cage.
A short right from Helgi on the inside.
I was talking to Helgi's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Helgi working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Helgi tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Perälä blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Helgi misses with a body punch.
A short body shot lands from Helgi as the two fighters clinch.
A nice right hand lands inside from Helgi.
Helgi is leaning against Perälä and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä prevents a body shot from Helgi.
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!
Helgi misses with the head strike.
Helgi goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A body shot lands from Helgi.
Perälä has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Helgi seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Perälä can turn it around.
Helgi lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Perälä throws a punch but it's blocked by Helgi.
Perälä is looking to control Helgi's arms but Helgi gets an underhook and turns him. Now Perälä has his back to the cage.
Perälä misses with a short punch on the inside.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Helgi takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Perälä lands a hook that snaps the head of Helgi backwards.
Helgi lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Nice body punch from Helgi.
Perälä tries a body shot but Helgi blocks it.
Perälä blocks a body shot from Helgi.
Helgi tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Helgi blocking some punches.
Helgi misses with a punch to the body.
Perälä misses with a punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Helgi throws a punch but it's blocked by Perälä.
Helgi throws a punch but it's blocked by Perälä.
Helgi scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Perälä tries to work over Helgi's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Perälä tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Perälä looking to stall.
Helgi presses Perälä against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Helgi tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Perälä's elbow.
Helgi lands a body punch.
Perälä blocks a body shot from Helgi.
Perälä blocks a body shot from Helgi.
Helgi misses with a short punch on the inside.
Helgi tries to work over Perälä's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Helgi misses with the head strike.
A right hook to the body lands for Helgi.

Perälä escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Helgi lands a glancing blow to the side of Perälä's head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä wants to slow Helgi down by chopping away at his legs.
Perälä looks to land a left hand but Helgi moved out of range nicely.
Perälä needs to keep his hands up - Helgi had a free shot at his head there.

It looks like Taisto Perälä has been cut.
Perälä misses with a head kick.
Perälä just misses with a punch to the body.
Helgi lands a nice looking body shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Perälä takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Perälä misses with a body shot.
Helgi getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Helgi blocks a jab.
Helgi tries to counter by clinching up but Perälä breaks away and moves out of range.
Bjorn Helgi is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Perälä throws a leg kick
and Helgi counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Helgi lands with a kick to the ribs.
Perälä looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Perälä loads up on a big right hand but Helgi slips the punch.
Helgi throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Perälä stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
A looping hook to the body misses from Helgi. Perälä does a little dance to reset his feet.
Perälä was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bjorn Helgi dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's time! Helgi's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Perälä blocks a jab.
A decent looking cross lands there for Helgi.
Perälä misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Helgi.
Perälä takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Perälä misses with an uppercut.
Helgi throws a quick counter kick to the body but Perälä avoids it.
A big left from Helgi misses.
Helgi misses with a looping left.
Helgi swings for the body but Perälä moves out of range.
Perälä avoids a kick to the body.
Perälä tries a quick counter leg kick but Helgi is wise to it.
Helgi fails to land with a series of punches.

Helgi has closed the distance and engaged Perälä in a clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Helgi lands a nice shot to the body.
Helgi doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Perälä blocks a body shot from Helgi.
Helgi scores with a shoulder strike.
Helgi swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A shot in the inside from Helgi.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Helgi has a couple of punches blocked by Perälä.
Helgi lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Perälä backwards.
Helgi misses with a hook to the ribs.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Helgi as Perälä tries to tie him up.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Helgi misses with a hook to the ribs.
Helgi struggles to land a body shot inside as Perälä controls his hands.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Helgi.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Helgi.
Perälä prevents a body shot from Helgi.
Helgi tries to throw a body punch but Perälä avoids it by throwing Helgi back against the cage.
Helgi lands an uppercut.
Helgi lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Helgi lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Perälä lands a left hand.
Perälä misses with a body punch.
Perälä blocks a body shot from Helgi.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Helgi leaning his opponent against the cage.
Helgi pushes Perälä back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Perälä doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Perälä tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Helgi goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Helgi goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Perälä is looking to control Helgi's arms but Helgi gets an underhook and turns him. Now Perälä has his back to the cage.
Helgi lands a shoulder strike.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Helgi.
Helgi softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Helgi swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Bjorn Helgi has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Perälä lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Helgi digs a right hand underneath Perälä's ribcage. Perälä let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Helgi lands a shot to the body.
Perälä is breathing heavily.
Helgi can't find room to land a body shot as Perälä controls the action.
Helgi slows down the pace here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä misses with a hook from the clinch.
Helgi tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Perälä blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Helgi cracks Perälä with a nice body shot.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Helgi.
Perälä tries to work over Helgi's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Helgi blocks a body shot from Perälä.
Perälä fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Perälä prevents a body shot from Helgi.
Helgi pushes Perälä back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Helgi goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Helgi working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A head punch on the inside from Helgi fails to land.
Perälä blocks a body shot from Helgi.
Perälä misses with the head strike.
Perälä swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Helgi blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Helgi scores with a nice hook to the head.
Helgi misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Helgi misses with a punch to the body.
Helgi tries to work over Perälä's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Helgi gets through Perälä's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Helgi blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Helgi tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Perälä doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Helgi lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Perälä.
Perälä is looking to take this one to the mat.
Helgi blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Perälä's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Perälä drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Perälä is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Helgi rather than just go for the knockout.
Donk. Helgi catches Perälä right on the button with a cross.
Helgi misses with a straight right.
Perälä throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bjorn Helgi dominated that second round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Helgi throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Perälä on the side of the head.
Helgi missing with a left hand there. Perälä was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A left lands for Perälä.
Helgi is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Perälä can do to turn this around?
Helgi keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Perälä.
Helgi thinks about countering with a head kick.
Helgi throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Perälä was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Helgi chopping away at his opponent's legs.
The fighters circling - Helgi throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Perälä pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Helgi goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Perälä avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Helgi misses with the body kick
and Perälä counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Helgi checks the leg kick nicely there.
Helgi throws a nice outside leg kick.
Helgi walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Helgi getting the better of the striking in that exchange.

Perälä is rocked!
Bjorn Helgi is winning the standup battle so far.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Helgi digs a good body shot into Perälä's ribs.
Perälä is still on wobbly legs! Can Helgi finish him?
Helgi tries to clinch up.
Perälä throws a body kick that misses.
Perälä takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Helgi throws a powerful right kick. Perälä tried to block low but the kick was high! Perälä was taken right off of his feet! Helgi jumps in to finish the job and the ref tackles him! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:17 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Bjorn Helgi!
A victorious Bjorn Helgi 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: EVO Undisputed 2016     
Date:   Mar 12, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Taisto Perälä and Edogawa Conan. Conan is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Detective Conan Theme. Man, I cannot wait for this one!

182 cm
25
175 lbs
18 - 5 - 0
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34
175 lbs
21 - 4 - 0
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the challenger to my left.
With a record of 18 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
And introducing the champion to my right.
With a record of 21 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Edogawa Conan!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, William Gold and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Conan connects with a right hand. Perälä shakes it off.
Conan looks to score with a jab to the body but Perälä is just out of range.
Conan moves out of range of the body kick.
Perälä bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Conan takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Perälä throws a leg kick but Conan checks it.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Perälä 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 Conan has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Conan and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
A clash of legs there as Conan blocks the low kick.
Perälä keeps Conan at a distance using the push kick.
Perälä slips a jab and a cross from Conan.
Conan doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Conan takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Perälä takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Perälä tries to score with a low kick but Conan moves his leg out of the way.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Perälä pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

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

Conan is rocked!

It looks like Edogawa Conan has been cut.
Conan fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Conan is still on wobbly legs! Can Perälä finish him?
Perälä takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Conan seems to have recovered his senses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Conan throws a looping overhand right but Perälä ducks down to avoid it.
Perälä feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Conan throws a body shot but no joy.
Nice body punch from Conan.
Perälä throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Perälä throws the kick towards the body but Conan avoids it.
Conan throws a combination. Perälä tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Conan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Perälä.
Conan shoots in for a takedown but Perälä shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Conan moves away from the strike by Perälä.
Perälä tries to land a front kick but Conan steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Conan looks to throw the jab but Perälä is out of range.
Conan misses with a looping left.
Conan blocks a head kick by Perälä.
Perälä stuffs the takedown attempt from Conan. Conan gets slowly back to his feet.
Conan closes this distance looking for a takedown but Perälä circles away.
Taisto Perälä has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Edogawa Conan.
Perälä lands a nice shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A left and a right from Conan both land. Nice combination.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Conan blocks a jab.
Conan throws a series of punches but Perälä moves out of range.
Perälä looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Conan is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Perälä misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Conan.
Good standup being displayed there by Conan as he connects with a hook.
Conan throws a body punch but Perälä moves out of range.
Conan throws a lazy right hand but Perälä sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Perälä takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Conan ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Perälä moves away.
Conan misses with a lunging right hand
and Perälä counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Conan lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Perälä throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Conan blocks the body kick.
Conan scores with a jab to the head.
Perälä lands a lovely overhand right.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Perälä, right into the meat.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Conan blocks a jab.
Perälä fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Conan checks it well.
Conan lands a body shot.
Perälä keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Conan lands a nice hook to Perälä's body. Perälä takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Good leg kick by Perälä there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Perälä on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Conan takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Perälä missing with a left hand there. Conan was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Perälä takes a swing at Conan's ribcage but misses.
Edogawa Conan seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Perälä turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Perälä on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Conan with a lazy takedown attempt
and Perälä cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Conan avoids the head kick by Perälä.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Conan checks a leg kick nicely.
Perälä fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Conan checks it well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Conan looks for a takedown but Perälä sprawls well.
Conan's corner calls for a 1-2. Conan obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Perälä lands with a kick to the temple. Conan shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Conan lands with a shot to the body.
Conan scores with a jab.
A decent looking cross lands there for Perälä.
Perälä avoids the body shot from Conan.
Perälä scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Perälä misses with a low kick.
Perälä ducks right into an uppercut from Conan.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Conan shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Perälä manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Conan trying to control but Perälä is working from the bottom.
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 Taisto Perälä will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Edogawa Conan's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Conan shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Perälä defends it nicely.
Perälä on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Conan lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Perälä fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Conan rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Perälä moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Perälä swings for the body but Conan moves out of range.
A little jabbing left from Conan on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Conan misses with a lunging right hand
and Perälä counters with a series of strikes. Conan will be more careful next time no doubt.
Perälä lands a front kick.
Conan scores with the left hand. Perälä knows he should have avoided that one.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Conan just misses with a punch to the body.
Perälä ducks under a wild hook from Conan.
Perälä throwing a counter right hand but Conan manages to avoid it.
Conan blocks a head kick by Perälä.
Conan connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Conan moves away from the strike by Perälä.
Conan fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Perälä on the side of the head.
Conan takes a swing at Perälä's ribcage but misses.
Taisto Perälä is winning the standup battle so far.
Perälä slips under a jab.
Conan moves out of range of the strikes.
Conan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A big right from Conan misses.
Perälä attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Conan throws a right hand that Perälä ducks under and follows up with a left that Perälä also avoids with ease.
Perälä finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Perälä shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Perälä misses with a kick to the body.
A big left from Conan misses.
Perälä throws a leg kick but Conan checks it.
Conan throws a hook but Perälä blocks it.
Conan drops his hands momentarily and Perälä takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä just misses with a punch to the body.
Conan looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Conan throws a body shot but no joy.
No joy there for Conan, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Perälä misses with an attempted mid kick.
Perälä looks to land a left hand but Conan moved out of range nicely.
Perälä attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Conan misses with a body punch
and Perälä makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Perälä throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Conan stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Conan looks to score with a jab to the body but Perälä is just out of range.
Conan thows a left - swing and a miss!
Conan throws a jab but it's blocked by Perälä.
Perälä keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Conan.
Perälä lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Perälä scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Perälä avoids the body shot from Conan.
Perälä quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Conan.
Conan on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Perälä fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Conan has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Perälä uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Conan lands a slapping body shot.
Conan shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Perälä tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Conan is able to avoid easily.
A telegraphed right hand from Conan misses the target.
Conan cracks Perälä with a good jab.
Perälä takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Conan lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Conan avoids the body shot from Perälä.
A clash of legs there as Conan blocks the low kick.
A bone on bone clash there as Conan blocks the leg kick.
Conan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Perälä.
Conan misses with a looping right.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä throws a push kick but Conan slaps the foot to one side.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Conan throws an overhand right that lands on Perälä's shoulder, as Perälä tries to avoid the shot.
Perälä scores with a one two! Conan had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Conan throws a hook but Perälä avoids it easily.
A solid leg kick lands there for Perälä.
Nice uppercut there from Perälä.
Conan misses with a body shot.
Perälä swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Conan throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Perälä misses with a low kick as Conan jumps back.

Conan 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.
Conan throws a big right hand that misses.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Conan keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Perälä's head.
Conan postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Perälä is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Edogawa Conan will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Edogawa Conan's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Perälä is looking to score with low kicks.
Perälä looks for the body kick but Conan saw that one coming.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Conan! But no joy.
Conan throws a jab when Perälä was well out of range.
Perälä swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Perälä motions for Conan to come forward. Perälä throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Perälä avoids a punch combination nicely.
Perälä lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Perälä misses with a hook
and Conan counters with a straight right hand.
Perälä throws a head kick but Conan moves out of range.
Conan doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Perälä throws a leg kick which misses Conan's front leg but catches the back leg as Conan tries to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä throws a leg kick but Conan sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Conan looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Good standup being displayed there by Conan as he connects with a hook.
Perälä is looking to slow Conan down with leg kicks.
Conan looks to land a right hand but Perälä moved out of range.
Conan connects with the punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice defenses there by Conan.
Perälä looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Perälä moves out of range of the strikes.
Conan throws a body shot but no joy.
Perälä takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Perälä keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Conan.
Perälä misses the shot to the body.
Conan jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Conan closes this distance looking for a takedown but Perälä circles away.
Perälä plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Perälä misses with a kick to the body.
Conan throws a series of punches but Perälä avoids them all with ease.
The fighters circling - Conan throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Perälä swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Conan tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Perälä was well out of range. Poor timing from Conan.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä misses with a body shot.
Perälä slips a straight right by Conan.
Conan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Perälä.
Conan scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Perälä lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Perälä looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Conan lands with an uppercut that bounces Perälä off the cage and back into range.
Conan misses with a looping right.
Conan jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Perälä jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Conan misses with a shot to the body
and Perälä counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Conan misses with a double jab.
Conan with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Conan misses with a body shot.
Conan throws a good cross that connects.
Conan bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Perälä.
Conan shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Perälä as he jumps to the side.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Conan on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Perälä ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Conan just misses with a punch to the body.
Perälä moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
A jab from Perälä misses.
Perälä thumps Conan with a low kick.
Conan checks a leg kick.
Conan moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Conan's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Conan looks to land a right hand but Perälä moved out of range.
Conan misses with an uppercut
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Conan takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Conan throws a looping overhand right but Perälä ducks down to avoid it.
Perälä with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Conan to score with a decent uppercut.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Perälä tries to land a body kick
letting Conan counter with a right hand.
Perälä fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Conan is out of range.
Perälä thumps Conan with a low kick.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Perälä, right into the meat.
Conan throws a body shot but no joy.
Perälä appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Conan blocks the body kick.
Conan swings for the body but Perälä moves out of range.
Perälä lands a leg kick that knocks Conan off balance momentarily.
Conan swings for the body but Perälä moves out of range.
Perälä lands a front kick.
Conan just misses with a punch to the body.
Perälä tried to counter with a leg kick but Conan avoided it.
Perälä scores with a punch to the head.
Conan misses with a looping right.
Perälä lands a nice looking kick to the body. Conan takes a step back to recover.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Conan fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Taisto Perälä clearly takes that round.
The cut man is working on Edogawa Conan's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Perälä.
Conan loads up on a big right hand but Perälä slips the punch.
Perälä throws a solid leg kick but Conan takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Perälä.
Perälä connects with a solid leg kick.
Perälä throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Conan misses with a hook. Perälä ducked under it nicely.
Conan shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Perälä sprawls well. Perälä wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Conan gets slowly back to his feet.
Perälä blocks a jab.
Conan checks a low kick from Perälä.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Conan checks a leg kick.
Conan throws a body punch but Perälä moves out of range.
Perälä feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Conans jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Conan shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Perälä as he jumps to the side.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Conan throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Conan swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Conan misses with a hook.
Conan scores with a shot to the body.
A left and a right from Conan both land. Nice combination.
Conan takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Perälä dodges the punch combination from Conan.
Perälä is looking to land body kicks.
Perälä swings for the body but Conan moves out of range.
Perälä pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Conan throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
A shot to the liver by Conan. Beautiful body shot.
Conan tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Conan misses with an uppercut. Perälä saw that one coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Perälä dodges the punch combination from Conan.
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!
Conan looks to land a right hand but Perälä moved out of range.
Conan throws a hook but Perälä avoids it easily.
Perälä blocks a jab.
A clash of legs there as Conan blocks the low kick.
Conan throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Perälä sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Perälä throws a leg kick but Conan moved away.
Conan checks a low kick from Perälä.
Perälä cracks Conan with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Conan fails with the takedown.
Taisto Perälä has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Edogawa Conan.
Conan takes a swing at Perälä's ribcage but misses.
Perälä lands a nice hook to Conan's body. Conan takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Perälä throws a lazy right hand but Conan sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Perälä misses with a wild body shot.
Perälä keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Perälä, as that shot connected.
That kick from Perälä tenderised Conan's leg. Conan is trying to keep his angry face on.
Perälä dips to his left and cracks Conan with an uppercut!
Perälä scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Conan tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Perälä was well out of range. Poor timing from Conan.
Conan bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Conan lands a really nice looking cross but Perälä seems unphased.
Conan takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Conan misses with a wild body shot.

Perälä lands a big uppercut and Conan crumbles to the floor! The ref thinks about stopping the fight but Conan looks OK. Perälä waves Conan back to his feet!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Sloppy strikes from Conan. Those never looked like landing.
Perälä lands with a cross.
Perälä with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Perälä closes the distance and lands a vicious right hand that drops Conan! Perälä dives in looking to finish! Conan is still trying to defend himself but he's taking too many shots and the referee has no choice but to stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:26 of round 4, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Taisto Perälä!
Taisto Perälä is the new welterweight champion!
Taisto Perälä thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: EVO 229: Break it Down     
Date:   Feb 18, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Taisto Perälä and Slim Crowe. Crowe is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Noah Gundersen - Oh Death. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

182 cm
25
175 lbs
17 - 5 - 0
190 cm
33
180 lbs
35 - 13 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Reaper Combatwear

Conviction
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Slim Crowe!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Frank Antenori and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Perälä slips under a jab.
Perälä keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Perälä. Crowe does a little dance to reset his feet.
Crowe ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Perälä throws a leg kick
and Crowe makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Crowe throws a half hearted mid kick.
Perälä avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Perälä swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Perälä misses with a hook
and Crowe counters with a body kick.
Perälä moves out of range of the body kick.
Perälä swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
We've been informed that Crowe has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Crowe avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Crowe stalks Perälä and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Perälä's face. Perälä staggers backwards, shaken.

It looks like Taisto Perälä has been cut.
Crowe connects with a leg kick. Perälä looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Perälä moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Perälä lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Crowe cracks Perälä with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Crowe misses with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crowe throws a wild body kick that Perälä sees coming a mile off.
Crowe throws out a leg kick but Perälä moves out of range and Crowe only half commits.
Perälä connects with a body shot that sends Crowe's belly button to the back.
Nice shot by Perälä.
Nice sprawl there from Crowe as Perälä shoots in.
Crowe attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Crowe scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Perälä looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
An inside leg kick from Crowe misses.
It looked like Perälä wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Perälä is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Crowe misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Perälä.
Perälä swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Nice body punch from Perälä.
Crowe throws a big shot that misses.
Perälä throws a half hearted mid kick.
Perälä blocks the body kick.
Perälä throws a jab but it's blocked by Crowe.
Crowe connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Perälä's hands.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Crowe throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Perälä sees it coming and avoids it easily.
That kick from Crowe tenderised Perälä's leg. Perälä is trying to keep his angry face on.
A head kick misses from Crowe.
Perälä thuds a left hand into Crowe's body.
Perälä feints and then cracks Crowe's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Crowe down.

Perälä drives through with a takedown into Crowe's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.

Crowe manages to wriggle out and sneak his way back up to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched up against the cage.
Perälä blocking some punches.
Crowe doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Crowe lands a hook that snaps the head of Perälä backwards.
Perälä dodges an elbow strike from Crowe.
Crowe swings wildly with an uppercut but Perälä uses good head movement to avoid it.
Crowe tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Perälä's elbow.
Crowe lands a nice uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä struggles to land a body shot inside as Crowe controls his hands.

Perälä breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Perälä looks to score with a jab to the body but Crowe is just out of range.
Perälä misses with a jab to the body
and Crowe counters with a nice leg kick.
Crowe looks to score with a jab to the body but Perälä is just out of range.
Horrible takedown attempt by Perälä or perhaps it was just good defense by Crowe, which made it look bad.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Crowe, right into the meat.
A low kick from Perälä misses
and Crowe counters with a good low kick that Perälä was not able to check.
Crowe connects with a single shot there.
Crowe looks to score with a jab to the body but Perälä is just out of range.
Crowe throws a nice outside leg kick.
Crowe throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Good exchange - Perälä coming out on top.
Perälä keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Crowe.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä needs to keep his hands up - Crowe had a free shot at his head there.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Perälä throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Crowe checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Crowe looks for the body kick but Perälä saw that one coming.
Crowe throws a sloppy head kick and Perälä moves out of range easily.
Perälä throws a head kick that Crowe semi-blocks.
Crowe tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Good leg kick by Perälä there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
A slow jab from Perälä misses its intended target.
Perälä lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Crowe lands a body shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A cross from Perälä lands.

Crowe is rocked!
Perälä staying out of range there.

Perälä feints and as Crowe raises his hands in defense, Perälä changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
Crowe is still in real trouble! Can Perälä finish him?
Perälä controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Crowe connects with a jab.
Crowe seems to have recovered his senses.
Crowe misses the shot to the body.
Nice defenses there by Crowe.
Perälä chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Crowe can pounce on him.
Jab from Crowe.
Crowe dips to his left and cracks Perälä with an uppercut!
A swing and a miss from Perälä.
A nice inside leg kick there by Crowe. That's going to slow Perälä down.
Some bone on bone action there as Perälä checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Crowe keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Perälä looks to throw the jab but Crowe is out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crowe swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Crowe throws a leg kick but Perälä sees it coming and moves out of range.
It looked like Perälä was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Crowe.
Crowe takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Crowe throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Crowe throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crowe lands with a thumping leg kick.
Slim Crowe seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Crowe waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Perälä.
Perälä swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Crowe pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Perälä misses with a body kick.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Perälä.
A leg kick checked by Perälä.
Perälä scores with a decent looking hook.
Crowe keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Perälä.
Good leg kick by Perälä there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Crowe throws a head kick but Perälä moves out of range.
Crowe with a hook.
Crowe throws a head kick but Perälä moves out of range.
Perälä dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Crowe. That did some damage!
Crowe has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Crowe chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Slim Crowe is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Perälä scoring well with a low kick there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Good exchange - Perälä coming out on top.
Perälä cracks Crowe with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
A nice inside leg kick there by Crowe. That's going to slow Perälä down.
Crowe scores with a nice head shot.
Crowe's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Crowe throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Perälä.
Crowe has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Crowe takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Perälä avoids a kick to the body.
A jab from Crowe misses.
Perälä pushes Crowe away with a front kick.
Crowe throws a body shot but no joy.
Crowe takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Crowe misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Perälä counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Crowe slips under a jab from Perälä.
Perälä connects with a body shot.
Crowe keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice defenses there by Crowe.
Crowe is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Perälä with a body shot.
Crowe misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Perälä.
Crowe misses with a low kick.
Crowe checks a low kick from Perälä.
Crowe misses with a hook
and Perälä counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Crowe throws a low kick but it's checked well by Perälä.
Perälä throwing a counter right hand but Crowe manages to avoid it.
Crowe connects with a crisp jab.
Perälä moves forwards but Crowe connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Perälä swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Perälä scores with a hook.
Crowe misses with an attempted mid kick.
Perälä moves out of range of the body kick.
Perälä was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Perälä checks a leg kick.
Perälä connects with a body shot that sends Crowe's belly button to the back.
Crowe misses with an attempted mid kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä cracks Crowe with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
A chopping leg kick lands by Crowe.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Perälä lands with a straight right. Crowe didn't see that one coming.
Perälä jabs at Crowe's body.
Crowe moves out of range as Perälä strikes.
Perälä throws a leg kick
and Crowe counters with a nice leg kick.
Crowe fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Perälä has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Crowe uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Perälä.
Perälä misses with a straight left.
Perälä checks the leg kick.
Perälä looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Crowe counters with a body kick.
Perälä throws out a leg kick but Crowe moves out of range and Perälä only half commits.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Perälä 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 Crowe has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Crowe and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Perälä fakes the leg kick and cracks Crowe in the body.
Perälä waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Crowe.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Slim Crowe will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Taisto Perälä's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Perälä checks a low kick from Crowe.
Crowe stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Perälä.
Perälä misses the shot to the body.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Perälä - that will leave a mark!
Crowe ducks under a wild hook from Perälä.
Crowe uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Perälä.
Crowe looks to score with a jab to the body but Perälä is just out of range.
Perälä scores with a hook.
Perälä throws a right hand that misses
and Crowe counters with an outside leg kick.
Perälä misses with a looping left.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crowe tries a head kick but it misses.
Crowe takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Perälä on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Crowe. Crowe obviously looking to wear him down.
Perälä throws a nice inside leg kick.
Perälä moves out of range as Crowe throws a body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä connects with a good right hand that stumbles Crowe. Crowe circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Perälä tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Crowe was well out of range. Poor timing from Perälä.
Crowe gets caught by a big overhand right and goes down! Perälä gets on top of him and starts throwing some serious punches until the ref intervenes and stops the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:15 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Taisto Perälä!
Taisto Perälä thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: EVO 225: Hello Nasty     
Date:   Jan 31, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Bowser Stormcrow and Taisto Perälä. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

180 cm
35
176 lbs
48 - 9 - 0
182 cm
25
175 lbs
17 - 4 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 48 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Bowser Stormcrow!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Jack Bonds and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Perälä on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Perälä pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Stormcrow takes a swing at Perälä's ribcage but misses.
Perälä only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Stormcrow lands a right hook to the body.
Bowser Stormcrow seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Stormcrow looks to throw a body kick
and Perälä counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Perälä with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Stormcrow to score with a decent uppercut.

It looks like Taisto Perälä has been cut.
Perälä's coach down at Holding Cell was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Perälä's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Stormcrow throws a shot from downtown. Perälä moves away and avoids it.
Stormcrow feints and then cracks Perälä's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Perälä down.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Stormcrow.
Perälä takes a swing at Stormcrow's ribcage but misses.
Perälä lets loose with a powerful body kick. Stormcrow will feel that in the morning.
Stormcrow throws a front kick aimed at Perälä's knee but Perälä avoids it well.
Stormcrow has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Humboldt Park Elite Gym in the buildup to the fight.
Stormcrow waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Perälä.
Perälä throws out a counter right but Stormcrow avoids it with no problem.
Perälä throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Stormcrow on the side of the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Perälä misses with a looping right.

Stormcrow darts in and clinches Perälä up against the cage.
Perälä misses with a body punch.
Perälä misses with some punches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Perälä blocks a body shot from Stormcrow.

Perälä manages to break the clinch.
Stormcrow tries to clinch but Perälä is having none of it.
Perälä uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Stormcrow.
Stormcrow scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Stormcrow tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Perälä is able to avoid easily.

Stormcrow closes the distance and pushes Perälä back into the cage.
Perälä lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Perälä tries to throw a body punch but Stormcrow avoids it by throwing Perälä back against the cage.
Perälä throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Stormcrow lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Perälä or not.
Stormcrow misses with a punch to the body.
Stormcrow struggles to land a body shot inside as Perälä controls his hands.
A short right from Stormcrow on the inside.
Stormcrow goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Perälä misses with a punch on the inside.
A short uppercut from Perälä.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä has a couple of punches blocked by Stormcrow.

Perälä escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Perälä with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Perälä looks to throw a body kick
letting Stormcrow counter with a right hand.
Stormcrow throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

Perälä shoots in and bounces Stormcrow off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.

Stormcrow manages to escape and get back to his feet.
Perälä lands a leg kick that knocks Stormcrow off balance momentarily.
Perälä 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.
Stormcrow has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Stormcrow there as he acknowledges the shot.
Perälä scores with a leg kick.
Stormcrow throws a low kick but Perälä moves out of range easily.
A slapping leg kick lands for Stormcrow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Stormcrow throws a low kick but it's checked well by Perälä.
Stormcrow throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Perälä stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Stormcrow moves out of range of the body kick from Perälä.
Stormcrow throws a poor cross that misses
and Perälä counters with a stiff right hand.
Perälä ducks right into an uppercut from Stormcrow.
Stormcrow connects with a solid leg kick.
A slow jab from Stormcrow misses its intended target.
Perälä lets loose with a powerful body kick. Stormcrow will feel that in the morning.
Perälä waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Stormcrow.
A little feinted left hand from Stormcrow on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Perälä moves out of range of the body kick.
Stormcrow's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Perälä connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Stormcrow scrambles back to his feet.
Perälä fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Stormcrow is out of range.
It looked like Stormcrow wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Stormcrow takes a swing at Perälä's ribcage but misses.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Perälä's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Stormcrow connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Perälä scrambles back to his feet.
Stormcrow ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Perälä moves away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow throws the left hand but Perälä avoids the punch easily.
Perälä looks to score with a jab to the body but Stormcrow is just out of range.
Stormcrow looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Stormcrow looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
A nice side step and Perälä releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Perälä connects with a solid leg kick.
Stormcrow throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Perälä counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Perälä blocks the body kick.
Perälä takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.

Perälä tries to keep at a distance but Stormcrow has taken the fight into the clinch.
Perälä lands a hook to the side of the head.
Stormcrow lands with a light punch inside.
Stormcrow lands a body punch in the clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Stormcrow scores with a shoulder strike.
Stormcrow misses with a punch on the inside.
Perälä is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Stormcrow is defending well.
Stormcrow lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Stormcrow swings wildly with an uppercut but Perälä uses good head movement to avoid it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bowser Stormcrow dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Taisto Perälä's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Stormcrow throws a right hand that misses
and Perälä counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Perälä walks into a stiff left hand from Stormcrow.
A slapping leg kick lands for Stormcrow.
Stormcrow misses with an uppercut. Perälä saw that one coming.
Stormcrow scores with a jab to the jaw.
Perälä bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Stormcrow throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Perälä scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Bowser Stormcrow is winning the standup battle so far.
Perälä throws out a loose jab but Stormcrow uses good head movement to avoid it.
Perälä ducks under a wild hook from Stormcrow.
Stormcrow checks a low kick from Perälä.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stormcrow looking to land some kicks to the body here.
It seemed like Perälä was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Stormcrow misses with a leg kick
and Perälä counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Perälä lands with a hook. Stormcrow tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Stormcrow dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Perälä. That did some damage!
Perälä attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stormcrow misses with a low kick.
A nice inside leg kick there by Stormcrow. That's going to slow Perälä down.
Perälä takes a swing at Stormcrow's ribcage but misses.
Stormcrow takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Perälä avoids the head kick by Stormcrow.
Stormcrow keeps Perälä at a distance using the push kick.
A slow jab from Perälä misses its intended target.
Stormcrow slips a straight right by Perälä.
Perälä on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Stormcrow lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Perälä closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Perälä blocks a jab.
A nice side step and Perälä releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Perälä steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Stormcrow.
Stormcrow has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Perälä.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Perälä throws a front kick that sends Stormcrow stumbling back into the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä throws a solid leg kick but Stormcrow takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Perälä.
Stormcrow ducks under a wild hook from Perälä.
Perälä cracks a nice hook into Stormcrow's ribs.
Perälä connects with an inside leg kick.
Perälä lands with a slapping head kick.
Stormcrow takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Perälä, as that shot connected.
Stormcrow misses with a body shot
and Stormcrow takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A telegraphed right hand from Stormcrow misses the target.
Perälä throws a nice inside leg kick.
Perälä doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Stormcrow tries to work over Perälä's front leg with a kick but Perälä checks it.
Stormcrow 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.
Perälä fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Stormcrow checks it well.
Stormcrow fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Perälä.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Perälä. Stormcrow shrugs it off though.
Perälä lands a leg kick that knocks Stormcrow off balance momentarily.
Perälä misses with a body shot.
Perälä tried to score with a low kick but Stormcrow checks it.
Stormcrow will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Perälä throws a shot from downtown. Stormcrow moves away and avoids it.
Stormcrow half committed to a counter leg kick.
Stormcrow thumps Perälä with a low kick.
Stormcrow uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Perälä.
Perälä lands with a thumping leg kick.
Perälä throws a leg kick but Stormcrow sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Perälä takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Stormcrow misses with a jab to the body
and Perälä counters with a stiff right hand.
Nice straight punches there by Stormcrow. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Stormcrow.
Perälä is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Stormcrow.
It looked like Stormcrow was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Perälä.
Perälä scores with a leg kick.
Perälä feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Stormcrow's calf.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Perälä takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Stormcrow lands a leg kick that knocks Perälä off balance momentarily.
Stormcrow takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Perälä misses with a left hand
and Stormcrow counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Perälä's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Perälä throws a low kick but Stormcrow moves out of range easily.
Perälä drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Perälä misses with a low kick.
Stormcrow appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Perälä misses with a low kick.
Stormcrow appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Stormcrow cracks Perälä with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Stormcrow avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Stormcrow takes a shot right to the bread basket.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Perälä takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Good leg kick by Stormcrow there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Perälä uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Stormcrow.
Perälä tries a quick counter leg kick but Stormcrow is wise to it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Taisto Perälä will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Taisto Perälä's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Perälä lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Stormcrow listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Stormcrow throws a nice outside leg kick.
Perälä pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Stormcrow pivots, looking for a leg kick but Perälä is out of range and Stormcrow settles back down.
Perälä throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Stormcrow buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Perälä works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Good leg kick by Stormcrow there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Stormcrow misses with a wild body shot.
Perälä appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stormcrow moves out of range of the body kick.
Stormcrow quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Perälä tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Stormcrow was well out of range. Poor timing from Perälä.
Stormcrow throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Perälä counters with a thumping low kick.
Stormcrow looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Stormcrow throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Good exchange - Stormcrow coming out on top.
Perälä 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.
An inside leg kick lands from Perälä.
Stormcrow lands with a cross.
Perälä just misses with a punch to the body.
Perälä avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Perälä connects with an inside leg kick.
Perälä throws a body shot but no joy.
Both fighters circling a little - Stormcrow finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Stormcrow throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Stormcrow misses with a body kick.
Perälä throws a body punch but Stormcrow moves out of range.
Perälä swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Stormcrow fails in his attempt to clinch.
Perälä fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Stormcrow has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
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!
Perälä takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Perälä tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Stormcrow was well out of range. Poor timing from Perälä.
Perälä scores with a body shot.
Good shot there by Stormcrow.
Stormcrow uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Perälä has time to react.
Stormcrow throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Perälä tries a quick counter leg kick but Stormcrow is wise to it.
Perälä tries to work over Stormcrow's front leg with a kick but Stormcrow checks it.
Perälä tests Stormcrow's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A decent looking cross lands there for Stormcrow.
Perälä misses with a low kick.
Perälä throws a wild body kick that Stormcrow sees coming a mile off.
Stormcrow lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow connects with a nice looking jab.
Jab, jab by Stormcrow - just one landing.
Stormcrow throws a leg kick but Perälä sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Perälä checks a low kick from Stormcrow.
Stormcrow throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Perälä counters with a nice body shot.
A jab from Stormcrow finds it's way through Perälä's defenses.
Nice defenses there by Stormcrow.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Stormcrow - that will leave a mark!
Jab, jab by Perälä - just one landing.
Perälä pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Stormcrow takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Stormcrow tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Perälä was well out of range. Poor timing from Stormcrow.
A solid leg kick lands there for Perälä.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Stormcrow misses with a shot to the body
and Perälä cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow looks to score with a jab to the body but Perälä is just out of range.
Perälä lands with a thumping leg kick.
A bone on bone clash there as Perälä blocks the leg kick.
Perälä throws a sloppy head kick and Stormcrow moves out of range easily.
Stormcrow throwing a counter right hand but Perälä manages to avoid it.
Stormcrow thows a left - swing and a miss!
Perälä misses with a low kick.
Stormcrow changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Perälä misses with a low kick as Stormcrow jumps back.
Stormcrow lands a slapping body shot.
Perälä throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Stormcrow fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Stormcrow chopping away at his opponent's legs.

Stormcrow rushes Perälä and presses him up against the cage.
Perälä drops down looking for an ankle pick but Stormcrow pulls his leg out and moves away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bowser Stormcrow clearly takes that round.
The cut man is working on Taisto Perälä's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Perälä takes a swing at Stormcrow's ribcage but misses.
Stormcrow jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
A punch lands to the side of Perälä 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Stormcrow misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Perälä.
Stormcrow misses with a low kick.
Perälä looks to land a right hand but Stormcrow moved out of range.
Perälä has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Perälä checks a leg kick.
Perälä throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Perälä throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Stormcrow counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Stormcrow throws a sloppy head kick and Perälä moves out of range easily.
Nice defenses there by Stormcrow.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Good shot there by Stormcrow.
Stormcrow works the jab nicely.
Perälä checks a leg kick nicely.
Stormcrow throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Stormcrow lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Stormcrow manages to avoid it.
Stormcrow tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Perälä was well out of range. Poor timing from Stormcrow.
A low kick from Stormcrow is predictable there
and Perälä counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Stormcrow misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Perälä misses with a looping right.
Stormcrow looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Stormcrow, right into the meat.
Stormcrow looks for the body kick but Perälä saw that one coming.
Stormcrow fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Perälä.
A head kick misses from Perälä.
Stormcrow was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Stormcrow with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Stormcrow throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Perälä lands with a straight right. Stormcrow didn't see that one coming.
Perälä misses with a low kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Perälä makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Stormcrow really felt that one!
Donk. Perälä catches Stormcrow right on the button with a cross.
Stormcrow ducks right into an uppercut from Perälä.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Perälä with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Stormcrow to score with a decent uppercut.
Stormcrow misses the shot to the body.
Stormcrow avoids the body shot from Perälä.
Perälä uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Stormcrow.
Stormcrow uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Perälä.
It looked like Stormcrow was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Perälä.
Perälä tries to land a leg kick but Stormcrow saw it coming and moves away.
Stormcrow throws a push kick but Perälä slaps the foot to one side.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Stormcrow 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 Perälä has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Perälä and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Perälä throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Stormcrow attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Perälä misses with a right hand
enabling Stormcrow to counter with a crisp jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä thows a leg kick but Stormcrow checks it
and Stormcrow makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Stormcrow looks to land a left hand but Perälä moved out of range nicely.
Stormcrow throws a leg kick but Perälä sees it coming and moves out of range.
Perälä swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Stormcrow.

Perälä gets tackled into the cage by Stormcrow. Stormcrow maintains the clinch.
Perälä has a couple of punches blocked by Stormcrow.
Stormcrow can't find room to land a body shot as Perälä controls the action.
Stormcrow lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Perälä backwards.
Bowser Stormcrow has scored more points in the clinch so far.
A nice left hand lands by Perälä.
Nice body punch from Stormcrow.
A shot in the inside from Stormcrow.
Stormcrow tries to work over Perälä's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Stormcrow misses with a body punch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Perälä.
Stormcrow tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Perälä lands with a right to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä blocks an uppercut.
Perälä wants to get back to striking at distance but Stormcrow won't allow it.
Perälä lands a body shot in the clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Stormcrow goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Perälä blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Perälä is trying to maintain a safe position but Stormcrow gets an underhook and turns Perälä into the cage.
Stormcrow misses with a punch on the inside.
Stormcrow misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A head punch on the inside from Perälä fails to land.
Perälä misses with the head strike.
A nice right hand lands inside from Perälä.
Perälä is trying to stall.
Perälä lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Perälä misses with a punch to the body.
Perälä swings wildly with an uppercut but Stormcrow uses good head movement to avoid it.
Perälä working aggressively here.
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 Bowser Stormcrow will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Taisto Perälä's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


Perälä lands a jab.
Stormcrow throws a leg kick which misses Perälä's front leg but catches the back leg as Perälä tries to avoid it.
Perälä misses with a straight right.
Perälä ducks right into an uppercut from Stormcrow.
Perälä avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Stormcrow uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Perälä.
Stormcrow looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Stormcrow connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Perälä throws a leg kick that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stormcrow dips to his left and cracks Perälä with an uppercut!
Perälä loads up on a big right hand but Stormcrow slips the punch.
Stormcrow tried to counter with a leg kick but Perälä avoided it.
Stormcrow misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Perälä.
Perälä displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Stormcrow throws out the jab.
Perälä looks to land a left hand but Stormcrow moved out of range nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Stormcrow moves out of range of the leg kick from Perälä.
Perälä lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Perälä staying out of range there.
Stormcrow lands with a nice body punch.
Stormcrow scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Perälä throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Stormcrow.
A looping hook to the body misses from Stormcrow. Perälä does a little dance to reset his feet.
Perälä lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
A shot to the liver by Stormcrow. Beautiful body shot.
A head kick misses from Stormcrow.
Stormcrow tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Perälä was well out of range. Poor timing from Stormcrow.
Perälä misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Stormcrow counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Perälä throws a hook but Stormcrow avoids it easily.
Taisto Perälä has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Perälä cracks Stormcrow with an open hand slap.
Good shot there by Stormcrow.
Stormcrow lands a glancing blow to the side of Perälä's head.
Perälä finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
A little feinted left hand from Stormcrow on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
A chopping leg kick lands by Stormcrow.
A chopping leg kick lands by Perälä.
Stormcrow moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Perälä throws the kick towards the body but Stormcrow avoids it.
Stormcrow doesn't manage to clinch there - Perälä circles away.
Stormcrow goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Stormcrow throws an off balance right hand
and Perälä counters with a stiff right hand.
The fighters circling - Stormcrow throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Stormcrow dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Perälä. That did some damage!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Stormcrow staying out of range there.
Perälä doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Stormcrow lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Perälä lands a jab to the nose.
Perälä misses the shot to the body.
Stormcrow throws a leg kick that misses.
Stormcrow lands with a hook. Perälä tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Nice straight punches there by Perälä. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Perälä.
A low kick from Perälä misses
and Stormcrow counters with a left to the body.
Perälä throws a leg kick that misses.
Stormcrow throws a leg kick
and Perälä counters with a slapping leg kick.
Bowser Stormcrow is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Perälä avoids the head kick by Stormcrow.
Stormcrow chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Stormcrow throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Perälä.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Stormcrow misses with a shot to the body
and Perälä counters with a thumping low kick.
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.
Perälä connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Stormcrow takes one to the side of the head.
Stormcrow walks into a left hand.
Stormcrow throws an overhand right that lands on Perälä's shoulder, as Perälä tries to avoid the shot.
Perälä on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Perälä throws a body kick that misses.
A nice inside leg kick there by Stormcrow. That's going to slow Perälä down.

Stormcrow darts in and clinches Perälä up against the cage.
Perälä tries a body shot but Stormcrow blocks it.
Perälä misses with a hook from the clinch.
Perälä has a couple of punches blocked by Stormcrow.
Perälä is trying to break free.

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 Bowser Stormcrow.
Well Stormcrow has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Bowser Stormcrow!

Bowser Stormcrow retains his welterweight title!
During a confident post fight interview, Bowser Stormcrow thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: EVO 221: Burnt     
Date:   Jan 13, 2016

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Pablo Alvado and Taisto Perälä. Alvado comes to the cage accompanied by Sean Price - Go Rambo. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

180 cm
34
171 lbs
23 - 8 - 1
182 cm
25
175 lbs
16 - 4 - 0
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Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Pablo Alvado!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Colin Fotheringham and Phil Schofield.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Alvado attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Alvado misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Perälä.
Perälä bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Alvado's head.

It looks like Pablo Alvado has been cut.
Perälä misses with a leg kick
and Alvado counters with a stiff right hand.
Alvado on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Perälä misses with a jab to the body
enabling Alvado to counter with a crisp jab.

It looks like Taisto Perälä has been cut.
Perälä throws a nice outside leg kick.
Alvado tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Good work by Alvado as he checks the leg kick.
Alvado misses with a left hand
and Perälä counters with a stiff right hand.
Alvado misses with a looping left.
Alvado throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Perälä just misses with a punch to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Alvado thows a leg kick but Perälä checks it
and Perälä makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Perälä bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Alvado's head backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä cracks the inside of Alvado's front leg.
Perälä misses the jab.
Alvado was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Perälä motions for Alvado to come forward. Perälä throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Perälä works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Alvado looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Perälä throws the kick towards the body but Alvado avoids it.
Perälä lands a jab to the head.
Alvado moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Alvado misses with a shot to the body
and Perälä counters with an inside leg kick.
Alvado lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Alvado.
Alvado swings for the body but Perälä moves out of range.
Alvado throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Perälä counters with a left 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!
Perälä digs a good hook to Alvado's body.
Perälä walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Alvado checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Perälä scores with a decent looking hook.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä scoring well with a low kick there.
Alvado moves out of range of the strikes.
A shot to the body from Perälä misses
and Alvado counters with a thumping low kick.
Alvado uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Perälä.
Perälä fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Alvado moves into range and connects with a jab.
Perälä scores with a nice body kick.
Alvado scores with a shot to the body.
Nice body kick from Perälä.
Perälä is looking to land body kicks.
Alvado misses with the combination.
Perälä fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Alvado manages to avoid it.
Perälä gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä scores with a spinning back kick!
Alvado checks a low kick from Perälä.
Perälä moves out of range as Alvado throws a body kick.
Perälä looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Perälä with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Alvado to score with a decent uppercut.
Perälä connects with a crisp jab.
Alvado throws out a powerful jab.
Perälä uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Alvado.
Perälä misses with a low kick.
Alvado looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
Perälä misses the jab.
A little feinted left hand from Alvado on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Alvado swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Alvado lands a nice looking body shot.
Perälä keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Alvado.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Alvado gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Perälä makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Perälä is looking to land body kicks.
A quick step to the side and Alvado tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
A jab from Alvado misses.
Perälä tries a quick counter leg kick but Alvado is wise to it.
A good leg kick by Perälä.
Perälä moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
A cross from Alvado lands.
Alvado checks a low kick from Perälä.
Alvado throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Perälä doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Perälä jabs at Alvado's body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
An inside leg kick lands from Alvado.
Perälä takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Perälä throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Taisto Perälä seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Alvado swings and misses with a hook to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Taisto Perälä dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Perälä tries to work over Alvado's front leg with a kick but Alvado checks it.
Perälä throws a leg kick that misses.
A jab from Perälä misses.
Perälä lands a nice looking body shot.
Alvado lands an overhand right.
Taisto Perälä seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Perälä misses with a body shot.
Alvado is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Perälä throws a looping overhand right but Alvado ducks down to avoid it.
Perälä pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Alvado fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Perälä manages to avoid it.
Alvado displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Perälä throws out the jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä clobbers Alvado with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Perälä's jab looks to have found its range, popping Alvado under the eye.
Perälä throws an off balance right hand
and Alvado counters with a lovely straight right hand!
No luck with that takedown attempt from Perälä.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä lands a nice looking body kick.
A thudding body kick lands there by Perälä!
Perälä throws a wild body kick that Alvado sees coming a mile off.
Alvado missing with a left hand there. Perälä was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Perälä cracks a nice hook into Alvado's ribs.
Alvado staying out of range there.
Perälä throws a body punch but Alvado moves out of range.
Perälä throws a shot from downtown. Alvado moves away and avoids it.
Perälä moves out of range as Alvado strikes.
Alvado thumps Perälä with a low kick.
A clash of legs there as Alvado blocks the low kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A shot to the body from Alvado misses
and Perälä counters with an inside leg kick.
Perälä pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Alvado swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Alvado paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Perälä just misses with a punch to the body.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Alvado might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Perälä connects with a single shot there.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Alvado scores with a nice head shot.
Alvado blocks a low kick nicely.
A chopping leg kick lands by Perälä.
Alvado throws a sloppy head kick and Perälä moves out of range easily.
Alvado looks to score with a jab to the body but Perälä is just out of range.
Perälä lands a nice looking body kick.
Perälä is looking to slow Alvado down with leg kicks.
A low kick from Perälä is predictable there
and Alvado counters with a straight punch to the midsection.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Alvado throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Alvado cracks a nice hook into Perälä's ribs.
Perälä throws a nice outside leg kick.
Alvado with a nice cross.

That has opened up Taisto Perälä's cut even more.
Alvado looks to score with a jab to the body but Perälä is just out of range.
Perälä finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Perälä fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Alvado manages to avoid it.
Perälä misses with an uppercut
enabling Alvado to counter with a crisp jab.
Alvado swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Alvado is looking to land body kicks.
A looping hook to the body misses from Perälä. Alvado does a little dance to reset his feet.
And Alvado counters with a quick kick to the body but Perälä blocks it.
A jab from Perälä misses.
Perälä misses the shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä throws a push kick but Alvado slaps the foot to one side.
Perälä lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Alvado at a distance.
Alvado misses with a straight right.
Perälä connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Alvado momentarily.
Alvado is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
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!
Perälä looks to throw the jab but Alvado is out of range.
Alvado misses with a body kick.
Perälä throws a leg kick that misses.
Perälä swings widly with a right hand
and Alvado counters with a right hand to the body.
Perälä throws a nice outside leg kick.
Alvado throws a body shot but no joy.
Perälä looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Alvado misses with a wild body shot.
Perälä shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Perälä lands a nice hook to Alvado's body. Alvado takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Taisto Perälä showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Alvado avoids the head kick by Perälä.
Perälä throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
It looked like Alvado wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Perälä lands a leg kick that knocks Alvado off balance momentarily.
Perälä connects with a body shot.
Perälä scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Perälä fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Alvado checks it well.
Perälä tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Alvado was well out of range. Poor timing from Perälä.
Alvado gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Perälä connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä swings for the body but Alvado moves out of range.
Perälä wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Perälä misses with a leg kick.
Perälä fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Alvado is out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Alvado misses with a wild combination.
Alvado throws a hook to the side of Perälä's head but Perälä sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Alvado blocks a leg kick.
Alvado uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Perälä.
It looked like Alvado was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Perälä.
Alvado looks to score with a jab to the body but Perälä is just out of range.
Alvado checks a leg kick.
Alvado will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Perälä turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Perälä.
A telegraphed right hand from Perälä misses the target.
A quick step to the side and Alvado tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Perälä has a takedown stuffed.
Alvado staying out of range there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Alvado misses with a double jab.
Perälä tries a quick counter leg kick but Alvado is wise to it.
Alvado throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Alvado takes a swing at Perälä's ribcage but misses.
Perälä tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
A quick step to the side and Alvado tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Alvado moves out of range of the leg kick from Perälä.
Perälä has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Alvado thuds a left hand into Perälä's body.
A cross from Alvado lands.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Perälä throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Perälä ducks under a wild hook from Alvado.
Alvado lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Perälä lands with a cross.
Perälä misses with a wild body shot.
Perälä feints and then cracks Alvado's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Alvado down.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä looks to land a right hand but Alvado moved out of range.
Alvado misses with a looping right.
Alvado keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Perälä turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Perälä throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Alvado is looking to counter punch.
Perälä scores with the left hand. Alvado knows he should have avoided that one.
Perälä thuds his right hand into Alvado's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Perälä throws a head kick but Alvado moves out of range.
Alvado throws the left hand but Perälä avoids the punch easily.
Perälä feints a counter leg kick.
Alvado looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Alvado throws a nice outside leg kick.
Perälä uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Alvado.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Alvado throws a hook but Perälä avoids it easily.
A jab from Perälä misses.
Alvado scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Perälä doesn't seem bothered though.
Alvado misses with an uppercut. Perälä saw that one coming.
Perälä throws a head kick that Alvado semi-blocks.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Alvado chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Perälä can pounce on him.
Alvado moves away from the strike by Perälä.
Perälä 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.
Perälä pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Perälä keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Alvado keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Perälä takes one on the chin but seems OK.
An inside leg kick lands from Alvado.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Taisto Perälä really dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Alvado throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Perälä with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Perälä connects with a solid leg kick.
Alvado ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Perälä moves away.
Alvado misses the jab.
Perälä throws a leg kick
and Perälä takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Alvado misses with a hook.
Perälä lands a nice shot that snaps Alvado's head back.
Perälä misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Alvado.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Perälä.
Perälä jabs Alvado right on the nose. Alvado blinks but takes it well.
Alvado ducks under a wild hook from Perälä.
A nice leg kick lands there from Perälä.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Alvado takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Perälä moves out of range of the body kick.
Perälä is looking to land body kicks.
Perälä misses with an uppercut.
Perälä throws the kick towards the body but Alvado avoids it.
Perälä throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Alvado counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Perälä looks to land a right hand but Alvado moved out of range.
Perälä throws a shot from downtown. Alvado moves away and avoids it.
Perälä throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Alvado connects with a nice looking jab.
A chopping leg kick lands by Perälä.
Perälä throws a right hand that misses
enabling Alvado to counter with a crisp jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice shot by Perälä.
Perälä misses with a shot to the body
and Perälä takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Perälä misses the shot to the body.
Perälä throws a nice inside leg kick.
Perälä throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Perälä has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Alvado blocks a leg kick.
Alvado ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Perälä ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Perälä crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Alvado - the referee stops the clock and Perälä gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Alvado. Perälä manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Perälä is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Alvado fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Perälä connects with a body shot.
Alvado lands a front kick.
Alvado throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Alvado was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Perälä takes a swing at Alvado's ribcage but misses.
Perälä throws a lazy body kick
and Alvado counters with a stiff right hand.
Perälä avoids the body shot from Alvado.
Alvado throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Alvado stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Perälä.
The fighters circling - Perälä throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Perälä jabs at Alvado's body.
Perälä thumps Alvado with a low kick.
Perälä finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Perälä swings for the body but Alvado moves out of range.
Alvado ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Alvado's legs have taken a beating and he's really slowing down as a result.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Alvado.
Perälä misses with a lunging right hand
and Alvado counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Alvado throws a sloppy body shot
enabling Perälä to counter with a crisp jab.
Alvado ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Perälä rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
letting Alvado counter with a right hand.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Alvado dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Perälä. That did some damage!
Perälä ducks right into an uppercut from Alvado.
Perälä catches Alvado with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Alvado throws a shot from downtown. Perälä moves away and avoids it.
Perälä looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Perälä throws a leg kick which misses Alvado's front leg but catches the back leg as Alvado tries to avoid it.
Alvado throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Taisto Perälä will probably get the nod - 10:9.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
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. And we move into the final round!


An inside leg kick lands from Perälä.
Alvado sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
An inside leg kick from Perälä misses.
Alvado goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Perälä! But no joy.
Perälä throws a front kick aimed at Alvado's knee but Alvado avoids it well.
Perälä lands a nice looking body shot.
Perälä scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Perälä throws a solid leg kick but Alvado takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Perälä.
Perälä throws a poor cross that misses
and Alvado counters with a left to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Alvado throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Alvado lands a front kick.
Nice body punch from Alvado.
A clash of legs there as Alvado blocks the low kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä is looking to land body kicks.
Alvado lands with a right hand.
Perälä throws a leg kick but Alvado sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Alvado keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
No luck for Perälä with that takedown attempt.
Alvado stuffs the takedown attempt from Perälä. Perälä gets slowly back to his feet.
Perälä is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Perälä walks forward, straight into a front kick from Alvado.
Alvado lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Perälä takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Pablo Alvado has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä misses with a low kick.
Alvado went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Alvado takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Perälä swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Alvado dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Alvado throws out a loose jab but Perälä uses good head movement to avoid it.
Alvado swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Perälä makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
A jab from Alvado misses.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A solid leg kick lands there for Alvado.
Perälä is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Alvado.
Alvado throws a body shot but no joy.
Perälä looks to score with a jab to the body but Alvado is just out of range.
Alvado misses with a double jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä throws a leg kick which misses Alvado's front leg but catches the back leg as Alvado tries to avoid it.
Perälä buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Perälä is looking to chop away at Alvado's legs.
Perälä avoids the body shot from Alvado.
Perälä clobbers Alvado with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Alvado turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Perälä lands with a cross.
Perälä throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Alvado slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Alvado punishes Perälä's body with a nice straight punch.
Perälä fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Alvado.
Alvado sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä wants to slow Alvado down by chopping away at his legs.
A telegraphed right hand from Perälä misses the target.
Alvado looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Perälä uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Alvado.
Perälä tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Alvado tries to land a front kick but Perälä steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Alvado throws a shot from downtown. Perälä moves away and avoids it.
The crowd cheers as Alvado lands an impressive looking overhand right. Perälä doesn't seem phased though.
Perälä throws a leg kick which misses Alvado's front leg but catches the back leg as Alvado tries to avoid it.
Perälä cracks Alvado with a good jab.
Perälä bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Alvado tries to move into range but Perälä moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Alvado misses with a hook. Perälä ducked under it nicely.

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 Pablo Alvado.
Well Perälä 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 William Gold scores the fight 45:50
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 46:50
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Taisto Perälä!

Taisto Perälä decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
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Event: EVO 215: Dude Perfect     
Date:   Dec 12, 2015

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Slim Crowe and Taisto Perälä. Crowe kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Noah Gundersen - Oh Death. Taisto Perälä has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

190 cm
32
180 lbs
34 - 12 - 0
182 cm
24
175 lbs
15 - 4 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Bullet Proof System
Conviction

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Slim Crowe!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, Phil Schofield and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Crowe misses with a head kick.
Perälä throws a quick inside leg kick.
Perälä misses with a straight left.
Crowe comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Crowe misses with a body kick.
Perälä throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.

Crowe has closed the distance and engaged Perälä in a clinch.
Crowe goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Perälä throws a head punch that misses.
Crowe can't find room to land a body shot as Perälä controls the action.
Crowe has a couple of punches blocked by Perälä.
Crowe lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Perälä backwards.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Crowe misses with a punch to the body.
A short right from Crowe.
A head punch on the inside from Perälä fails to land.
Crowe misses with a punch on the inside.
Crowe tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Perälä's elbow.
A head punch on the inside from Crowe fails to land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Crowe swings wildly with an uppercut but Perälä uses good head movement to avoid it.
Perälä controlling the action here for a moment.
Perälä is trying to break the clinch but Crowe has him pressed against the cage.
Perälä can't find room to land a body shot as Crowe controls the action.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Crowe.
Perälä tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Perälä working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Perälä misses with a hook to the ribs.

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

Crowe takes the fight into the clinch.
Crowe lands with a light punch inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Perälä.
A right hook to the body lands for Perälä.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crowe working some nice short punches in the clinch.

It looks like Taisto Perälä has been cut.
Perälä misses with the head strike.
A right hand to the body from Perälä.
Crowe misses with a short punch on the inside.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Perälä takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Perälä can't find room to land a body shot as Crowe controls the action.
Perälä misses with a short punch on the inside.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Crowe makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Perälä can't find room to land a body shot as Crowe controls the action.
Crowe prevents Perälä from breaking the clinch.
Perälä fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Crowe working aggressively here.
Perälä has a couple of punches blocked by Crowe.
Perälä jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Crowe walks away with a smile on his face. Perälä gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Perälä misses the shot to the body.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Perälä 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 Crowe has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Crowe and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crowe connects with a body shot.
Perälä takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Perälä misses with a body shot.
Crowe on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Crowe throws a sloppy body shot
and Perälä counters with a right hand to the body.
Crowe swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Perälä moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Perälä takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Crowe moves in looking to clinch but Perälä pushes him off.
Crowe backing away here, and Perälä unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Crowe looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Perälä fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Perälä misses with a lunging right hand
enabling Crowe to counter with a crisp jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Crowe explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Crowe connects with a crisp jab.
Crowe misses with a kick to the body.
Perälä chopping away at his opponent's legs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crowe throws a body shot but no joy.
Perälä missing with a left hand there. Crowe was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Perälä scores with a hook.
Perälä walks into a left hand.
Crowe lands with a cross.
Crowe lands a jab to the head.
Crowe scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Perälä doesn't seem bothered though.
Perälä is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Crowe rather than just go for the knockout.
Perälä throws a wild body kick that Crowe sees coming a mile off.
Crowe misses with a straight left.
Crowe tries a head kick but it misses.
Perälä blocks the body kick.
Perälä dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Crowe. That did some damage!
Crowe feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Perälä's calf.
Perälä is looking to slow Crowe down with leg kicks.
Crowe misses with a low kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Slim Crowe dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Taisto Perälä's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Perälä connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Crowe looks to score with a jab to the body but Perälä is just out of range.
Perälä on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Slim Crowe is winning the standup battle so far.
Crowe scores with a shot to the body.
Crowe ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Perälä moves away.
Perälä throws a wild body kick that Crowe sees coming a mile off.
Crowe fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Perälä.
Crowe connects with an inside leg kick.
Perälä throws a nice outside leg kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Crowe misses the target.
Crowe has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Perälä finds it's way round the side to connect with Crowe's head.
Crowe just misses with a punch to the body.
Perälä doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
A head kick misses from Perälä.
Crowe scores with a nice head shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A big left from Crowe misses.
Perälä is looking to land body kicks.
Crowe tries to counter with a takedown but Perälä is quick to defend against it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Crowe ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Perälä buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Perälä misses with an attempted mid kick.
Crowe throws a series of punches but Perälä moves out of range.
Crowe is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Perälä can do to turn this around?
Perälä throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Crowe throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Perälä takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Crowe plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Perälä.
Perälä lands a jab to Crowe's midsection.
Crowe connects with a single shot there.

That has opened up Taisto Perälä's cut even more.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Perälä takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crowe lands an overhand right.

Perälä is rocked!
Perälä has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Crowe.
Perälä is still on wobbly legs! Can Crowe finish him?
Crowe fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Perälä has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Perälä seems to have recovered his senses.
Perälä throws a lazy right hand but Crowe sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Crowe is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Crowe attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Perälä tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Crowe was well out of range. Poor timing from Perälä.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Crowe steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Perälä.
A big left from Crowe misses.
A lazy left from Perälä finds it's target.
Crowe throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Perälä counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Crowe looks to score with a jab to the body but Perälä is just out of range.
Crowe throws a nice inside leg kick.
Perälä feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Crowe's calf.
Crowe uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Perälä.
Perälä throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Crowe misses with a body kick.
Perälä misses with a body kick.
Perälä blocks a head kick by Crowe.
Perälä looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Perälä fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Crowe has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Perälä misses with a body kick.
A slapping leg kick lands for Crowe.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crowe. Perälä does a little dance to reset his feet.
Crowe moves into range and connects with a jab.
Perälä attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
A left and a right from Perälä both land. Nice combination.
Perälä fakes the leg kick and cracks Crowe in the body.
Crowe tries to move into range but Perälä moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Crowe misses with a body punch
and Perälä counters with a slapping leg kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Crowe defending well as Perälä loads up on a big left hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Crowe manages to avoid it.
Perälä throws a jab but it's blocked by Crowe.
Perälä tries to land a front kick but Crowe steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Crowe delivers a nice body kick.
Perälä throws a body punch but Crowe moves out of range.
Perälä throws a low kick but Crowe avoids it.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Perälä - that will leave a mark!
Crowe moves out of range of the leg kick from Perälä.
Crowe misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Perälä.
Perälä lands an overhand right.
Crowe throws a leg kick that is checked
and Perälä counters with an outside leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Perälä misses with a body punch
letting Crowe counter with a right hand.
Perälä connects with a solid leg kick.
Perälä lands a high kick!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Crowe misses with a leg kick
and Perälä counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

Crowe is still looking wobbly from the end of the last round!
Perälä scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Oh Crowe is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Crowe throws a sloppy head kick
and Perälä makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Crowe really felt that one!
Perälä walks forward and throws a big overhand right! Crowe drops to the floor like a sack of potatoes! Perälä swarms on him with more punches until the referee wrestles him away from Crowe's unconscious body! Wow, that was brutal!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:15 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Taisto Perälä!
Taisto Perälä decided to hype himself up post fight. It was going well but he went on about it a bit too long and the crowd turned on him a little.
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Event: ~T~ ITFL Round 10.2     
Date:   Nov 28, 2015

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Jay Gatsby and Taisto Perälä. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

175 cm
27
172 lbs
14 - 7 - 0
182 cm
24
171 lbs
14 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Jay Gatsby!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Blasius, Paulsen Ambrosius and Wagner Zegers.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gatsby looks to land a body kick but Perälä moved away.
Gatsby has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Perälä.
Gatsby wants to slow Perälä down by chopping away at his legs.
Gatsby tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Jay Gatsby seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Gatsby is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Perälä feints a counter leg kick.
Gatsby displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Perälä throws out the jab.
Gatsby tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Perälä manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Gatsby tries to clinch but Perälä is having none of it.
Perälä cracks Gatsby with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Gatsby tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Perälä paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Perälä circles away from the clinch attempt.
A slapping body kick lands there for Perälä.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä blocks a head kick by Gatsby.
Perälä swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Gatsby tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Perälä uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Gatsby.
Perälä throws a nice inside leg kick.
Perälä lands a leg kick that knocks Gatsby off balance momentarily.
Perälä changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gatsby misses with a head kick.
Gatsby takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Gatsby scores with a kick to the midsection.
Good shot there by Perälä.
Perälä misses the jab.
Perälä thuds a left hand into Gatsby's body.
A solid leg kick lands there for Gatsby.

Gatsby looking to score a takedown here. Perälä is defending well but Gatsby drives through and ends up in Perälä's guard.
Gatsby throws a strike but Perälä rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

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!
Gatsby is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Perälä wants to control from the top but Gatsby keeps moving.
Perälä slips nicely into half guard.
Gatsby is trying to control but can't.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Perälä is looking for the mount but instead finds himself back in full guard.
Gatsby wants to hit a switch here but Perälä passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Gatsby there!
Gatsby tries to reverse the position but Perälä maintains control.
Gatsby is working hard here to advance position.
Gatsby tries to improve his position but instead Perälä has taken his back!
Gatsby trying to control the action but Perälä just sinks the hooks in.

Perälä has managed to slip his arm under Gatsby's chin. This could be all over... yep, Gatsby is tapping out! Submission win for Perälä.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Taisto Perälä!
A very excited looking Taisto Perälä 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.
Jay Gatsby spoke after the fight, saying 'Damn, I had him. I don't think I'd have lost if... In fact, I'm sure I won this fight, hope you give me a rematch, old sport. Can't repeat the past? Why, of course you can... of course you can. '.
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Event: ~T~ ITFL Round 9.1     
Date:   Nov 14, 2015

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Taisto Perälä and Bosco Brown. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

182 cm
24
171 lbs
13 - 4 - 0
182 cm
26
179 lbs
10 - 14 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Bosco Brown!
The judges for this bout are James Glass, Colin Fotheringham and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Perälä thuds his shin into the meat of Brown's side.
Taisto Perälä seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Brown.
Perälä appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Perälä looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.

Brown darts in and clinches Perälä up against the cage.
Brown doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Perälä lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Brown displaying some good clinch control by pressing Perälä up against the cage.
Perälä doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Perälä.
Perälä doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Brown scores with a nice hook to the head.
Perälä can't find room to land a body shot as Brown controls the action.
Brown lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Perälä throws a punch but it's blocked by Brown.
Brown lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Brown blocks an uppercut.
Perälä lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Perälä throws a head punch that misses.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Perälä misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Brown has Perälä pressed against the cage, preventing Perälä from circling away and getting back to striking at range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Brown stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Brown is trying to drag Perälä to the mat but Perälä just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.

Perälä breaks the clinch.
Brown misses with a series of wild punches.
Perälä misses with a leg kick.
Brown misses with a low kick.
Perälä appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Perälä with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
A big right from Perälä misses.
Perälä works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Perälä is looking to slow Brown down with leg kicks.
Brown blocks a head kick by Perälä.
Brown looks to score with a jab to the body but Perälä is just out of range.
Perälä looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä blocks a head kick by Brown.
Perälä takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Brown lands with a kick to the temple. Perälä shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"

It looks like Taisto Perälä has been cut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Brown ducks right into an uppercut from Perälä.
Brown throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Perälä fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Brown.
Brown checks the leg kick.
Brown uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Perälä.
Perälä connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Brown scores with a jab to the jaw.
Perälä connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Brown's hands.
Perälä throws a poor cross that misses
enabling Brown to counter with a crisp jab.
A good leg kick by Perälä.
Perälä is looking to slow Brown down with leg kicks.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Brown on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Perälä. Perälä obviously looking to wear him down.
Taisto Perälä is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Perälä swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Brown counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
A big right from Perälä misses.
Brown misses with a body kick.
Perälä half committed to a counter leg kick.
Perälä throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Brown ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Perälä moves away.
Brown is looking to score with low kicks.
Brown moves out of range as Perälä strikes.
Brown tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Brown lets loose with a powerful body kick. Perälä will feel that in the morning.
Brown looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Perälä is fending him off so far but Brown persists. Nope, Perälä circles away and we're back to standing.
Perälä throws a hook to the side of Brown's head but Brown sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Perälä lands with an uppercut that bounces Brown off the cage and back into range.
Perälä scores with a spinning back kick!
A low kick from Perälä is predictable there
enabling Brown to counter with a crisp jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä moves out of range of the body kick from Brown.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A good leg kick by Brown.
Perälä's jab looks to have found its range, popping Brown under the eye.
Brown misses with a low kick.
Brown blocks a leg kick.
Decent striking displayed by Perälä there.
Brown throws a body kick that misses.
Perälä lands a really nice looking cross but Brown seems unphased.
Brown scores with a jab to the body.
Brown misses with a head kick.
Perälä throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Perälä fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Brown.
A head kick misses from Perälä.
Perälä swings for the body but Brown moves out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Taisto Perälä dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Taisto Perälä's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Perälä looks to land a body kick but Brown moved away.
Perälä tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Brown was well out of range. Poor timing from Perälä.
As Perälä backs off Brown throws a huge counter combo but Perälä manages to avoid it all.
Perälä scoring well with a low kick there.
Perälä thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Brown if he has to take too many more of those.
Perälä throws a push kick but Brown slaps the foot to one side.
Perälä scores with a body shot.
Brown misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Perälä was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Brown misses with a body kick.
Brown ducks under a wild hook from Perälä.
Brown lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Perälä chopping away at his opponent's legs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä wants to slow Brown down by chopping away at his legs.
Brown throws out a leg kick but Perälä moves out of range and Brown only half commits.
Brown scores with a spinning back kick!
Taisto Perälä is winning the standup battle so far.
Perälä misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Brown.
Brown let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Brown misses the shot to the body.
Nice uppercut lands for Perälä. That snapped Brown's head back.
Perälä keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

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

Brown is rocked!

It looks like Bosco Brown has been cut.
Perälä lets loose with a powerful body kick. Brown will feel that in the morning.
Brown is still on wobbly legs! Can Perälä finish him?
Perälä throws an overhand right that drops Brown like a sack of potatoes! Perälä dives in to finish the fight with more strikes and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:26 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Taisto Perälä!
After the fight, Taisto Perälä 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: ~T~ ITFL Round 8.1     
Date:   Oct 31, 2015

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Wilder Wein and Taisto Perälä. Wein comes to the cage accompanied by Wilder Wein. This should be fireworks!

187 cm
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11 - 1 - 2
182 cm
24
171 lbs
12 - 4 - 0
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 1 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Wilder Wein!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, James Atkins and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wein lands with a cross.
A slow jab from Wein misses its intended target.
A decent looking cross lands there for Wein.
Perälä tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Wein jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Perälä throws a hook to the side of Wein's head but Wein sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Perälä tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wein was well out of range. Poor timing from Perälä.
Perälä misses with a looping right.
Wein rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Perälä counters with a straight right hand.
Wein looks to score with a jab to the body but Perälä is just out of range.
Perälä slips under a jab from Wein.
Perälä with a lazy takedown attempt
and Wein counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Perälä blocks a jab.
Perälä now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Perälä dodges the punch combination from Wein.
Perälä attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Perälä moves out of range as Wein strikes.
Wein throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Perälä lands with an overhand left.
Wein misses with a wild body shot.
Wein scores with a hook to the body. Perälä takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Wein looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Perälä scoring well with a low kick there.
Wein thows a left - swing and a miss!
Perälä lands a nice leg kick that just misses Wein's sensitive parts.
Wein throws a lazy right hand but Perälä sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Wein has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Perälä.
Perälä takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Perälä tries a low kick but Wein avoids it.
An inside leg kick from Perälä misses.
Perälä avoids the body shot from Wein.
Wein throws a hook but Perälä avoids it easily.
Wein lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Perälä pushes Wein away with a front kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wein misses with a body shot.
Perälä appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Perälä misses with a left hand
and Wein cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Perälä lands a nice shot to the body.
Wein misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Perälä counters with a low kick, right behind Wein 's knee.
Wein throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Perälä throws a push kick but Wein slaps the foot to one side.
A big left from Wein misses.
Perälä drops his hands momentarily and Wein takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Wein throws a big shot that misses.
Perälä chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Perälä throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Perälä keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Wein throws a right and a left that Perälä avoids nicely.
Wein on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Perälä changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä misses with a straight left.
Wein throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Perälä sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A swing and a miss from Wein.
Perälä ducks under a wild hook from Wein.
Perälä throws a push kick but Wein slaps the foot to one side.
Perälä darts in looking for a takedown but Wein gets double underhooks and turns Perälä into the cage.
Wein misses with an uppercut
and Perälä counters with a straight right hand.
Perälä throws a series of punches but Wein moves out of range.
Wein avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Wein swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Perälä throws a nice outside leg kick.
Wein takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
A big right from Perälä misses.
Perälä defending well as Wein loads up on a big left hand.
A telegraphed right hand from Wein misses the target.
Perälä scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Perälä blocks a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Wein finds it's way round the side to connect with Perälä's head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Wein avoids a kick to the body.
Perälä scores with a decent looking hook.
Wein misses with a few strikes there.
Perälä swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Perälä fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Wein checks it well.
Wein swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Wein shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Wein on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Perälä. Perälä obviously looking to wear him down.
Perälä steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Wein.
Wein misses with a body shot.
Crunch! Perälä slams his shin into Wein's torso.
Wein throws a big shot that misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Some bone on bone action there as Wein checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Perälä throws a low kick but Wein moves out of range easily.
A little feinted left hand from Wein on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Perälä ducks under a wild hook from Wein.
Wein throws the left hand but Perälä avoids the punch easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Taisto Perälä will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Wein connects with a crisp jab.
A bone on bone clash there as Wein blocks the leg kick.
Wein takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Wein thuds a left hand into Perälä's body.
Wein takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Wein throws a poor cross that misses
and Perälä makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Perälä lands a leg kick that knocks Wein off balance momentarily.
Perälä uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Wein.
Wein thows a left - swing and a miss!
Wein on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.

It looks like Wilder Wein has been cut.
Perälä slips a jab from Wein.
Perälä with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Wein tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Wein misses with a straight left.
Perälä turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Perälä tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä scoring well with a low kick there.
Wein lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Perälä tries to land a front kick but Wein steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Wein throws a one two combo.
Perälä lands a leg kick that knocks Wein off balance momentarily.
Wein throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Wein moves out of range of the body kick.
Perälä steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Wein.
Wein is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Wein looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
A telegraphed right hand from Wein misses the target.
Perälä connects with a body shot.
Perälä has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Perälä looks to land a left hand but Wein moved out of range nicely.
Wein walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Perälä lands with an overhand left.
Wein ducks under a wild hook from Perälä.
Wein swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wein misses with a body shot.
Perälä moves away from the strike by Wein.
Perälä cracks Wein with an open hand slap.
Perälä is looking to slow Wein down with leg kicks.
Perälä scores with a push kick.
Perälä keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Wein.
Wein swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Wein thuds a left hand into Perälä's body.
Wein throws a nice looking combination but Perälä bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Wein cracks Perälä with a good jab.
Wilder Wein is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Good exchange - Wein coming out on top.
Perälä throws a half hearted mid kick.
Perälä connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Some wild striking there from Wein.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein misses with a body shot.
Perälä feints a counter leg kick.
Perälä wants to land a leg kick but Wein is out of range.
Perälä moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Perälä with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Perälä connects with a body shot that sends Wein's belly button to the back.
Perälä loads up on a big right hand but Wein slips the punch.
Perälä lets loose with a powerful body kick. Wein will feel that in the morning.
Perälä's jab looks to have found its range, popping Wein under the eye.
Wein misses the shot to the body.
Perälä misses with a body shot.
Nice cross by Perälä.
Wein throws a series of punches but Perälä avoids them all with ease.
An inside leg kick from Perälä misses.
Wein will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Wein ducks under a wild hook from Perälä.
Wein lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Perälä scores with a jab to the body.
A lazy left from Perälä finds it's target.
Perälä swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Perälä lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Perälä throws a lazy head kick
and Wein connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Wein with a hook.
Wein loads up on a big right hand but Perälä slips the punch.
Perälä scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Perälä keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Perälä on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Perälä fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Wein is out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Wein throws a shot from downtown. Perälä moves away and avoids it.
Taisto Perälä seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Wein blocks a head kick by Perälä.
Perälä misses with a left hand
and Wein counters with a two punch combo.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Taisto Perälä showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Wilder Wein's cut.
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!


Nice defenses there by Wein.
Perälä takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Perälä wants to slow Wein down by chopping away at his legs.
A quick step to the side and Wein tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Perälä takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Perälä goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
A little feinted left hand from Wein on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Perälä tries to land a leg kick but Wein saw it coming and moves away.
Perälä slips under a jab.
Perälä slips a jab from Wein.
A telegraphed right hand from Wein misses the target.
Perälä buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wein avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Wein misses with a hook.
Wein throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Perälä throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Wein stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Perälä ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Wein moves away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä scores with a push kick.
Perälä staying out of range there.
Wein misses with a wild body shot.
Wein connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Perälä ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Perälä waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Wein.
Wein works Perälä's body with a nice hook.
Perälä dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Wein. That did some damage!
Wein 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.
Perälä cracks the inside of Wein's front leg.
Wein waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Perälä.
Perälä throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wein thuds his right hand into Perälä's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Wein slips under a jab from Perälä.
Wein ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Wilder Wein has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perälä throws a leg kick but Wein moved away.
Wein tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Perälä was well out of range. Poor timing from Wein.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
That kick from Perälä tenderised Wein's leg. Wein is trying to keep his angry face on.
Wein looks to land a left hand but Perälä moved out of range nicely.
Perälä throws out a counter right but Wein avoids it with no problem.
Wein throws a jab when Perälä was well out of range.
Perälä lets loose with a powerful body kick. Wein will feel that in the morning.
Perälä scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Perälä has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Perälä there as he acknowledges the shot.
Perälä avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Wein throws a big shot that misses.
Wein keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Perälä avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Wein moves out of range of the body kick from Perälä.
Nice body kick from Perälä.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Perälä takes a swing at Wein's ribcage but misses.
Perälä lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Perälä has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Wein stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Perälä.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Perälä 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 Wein has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Wein and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Perälä lands a leg kick that knocks Wein off balance momentarily.
Perälä moves into range and connects with a jab.
Perälä smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Wein throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Perälä stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Nice cross by Perälä.
Wein looks to land a combination but Perälä avoids it well.
Perälä slips a jab from Wein.
Perälä lands with a nice body kick.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Perälä throws a nice inside leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Nice uppercut there from Perälä.
Perälä takes a swing at Wein's ribcage but misses.
A cross from Wein lands.
Wein throws a sloppy body shot
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Wein bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A good leg kick by Perälä.
Wein scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Perälä misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Wein.
Wein falls off balance throwing a combination
and Perälä counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Wein thinking.
Perälä throws a quick inside leg kick.
Wein throws a hook to the side of Perälä's head but Perälä sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Perälä appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Wein throws a jab but it's blocked by Perälä.

And that's the end of the fight!
Taisto Perälä comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Perälä 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 Phil Schofield scores the fight 27:30
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 27:30
Judge William Gold scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Taisto Perälä!

After the fight, Taisto Perälä 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: ~T~ ITFL Round 7.2     
Date:   Oct 17, 2015

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Taisto Perälä and Paul Landen. Taisto Perälä could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Paul Landen's chin.

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171 lbs
11 - 4 - 0
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168 lbs
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Taisto Perälä!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Paul Landen!
The judges for this bout are Saam Ante, Paul Aken and Radbod Blank.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Perälä throws a head kick but Landen moves out of range.
A jab from Perälä misses.
Perälä looks to score with a jab to the body but Landen is just out of range.
Perälä pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Landen jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Perälä walks forward, straight into a front kick from Landen.
Landen swings for the body but Perälä moves out of range.
Landen wants to slow Perälä down by chopping away at his legs.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Landen.
We've been told by Perälä's head coaches at Jorzi GYM that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
A shot to the body from Perälä misses
and Landen counters with a stiff right hand.
Perälä throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Perälä wants to slow Landen down by chopping away at his legs.
Landen moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Perälä misses with a low kick.
Landen takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Landen pushes Perälä away with a front kick.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Landen has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Perälä tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Landen is able to avoid easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Landen uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Perälä.
Good work by Landen as he checks the leg kick.
Landen drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Perälä defends it well.
Perälä looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Perälä throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.

Landen closes the distance and clinches.
A short uppercut from Perälä.
Perälä misses with a short punch on the inside.
Perälä has a couple of punches blocked by Landen.
A right handed body shot lands from Landen.
Landen misses with a body punch.

Landen manages to break the clinch.
Landen fails with an attempt to clinch.
Perälä checks a low kick from Landen.
Perälä thinks about countering with a body kick.
Taisto Perälä seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Perälä pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Perälä lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Landen lands with a shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Landen tries to move into range but Perälä moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Landen on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Landen looks to score with a jab to the body but Perälä is just out of range.
Perälä gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.

It looks like Taisto Perälä has been cut.
A leg kick checked by Landen.
Landen throws a lazy body kick
and Perälä counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Landen takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Perälä misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Landen.
Landen steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Perälä misses with a looping right.
Perälä misses the shot to the body.
A nice inside leg kick there by Landen. That's going to slow Perälä down.
Perälä misses with a body shot.
Perälä keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Perälä was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Perälä throws a nice outside leg kick.
Landen dips to his left and cracks Perälä with an uppercut!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perälä throws out a leg kick but Landen moves out of range and Perälä only half commits.
Landen misses with a kick to the body.
Landen on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Perälä digs a good hook to Landen's body.
Perälä bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Landen's head backwards.
Landen blocks the body kick.
Perälä misses with a wild body shot.
Taisto Perälä is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Perälä bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Landen's head backwards.
Perälä lands an overhand right.
Perälä connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Perälä has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Landen.
Perälä is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Landen looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Perälä is fending him off so far but Landen persists. Nope, Perälä circles away and we're back to standing.
Landen dives in and grabs Perälä's left leg, looking for a takedown. Perälä pushes down on Landen's head and hops out.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
An inside leg kick from Perälä misses.
Perälä throws a leg kick
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Good exchange - Perälä coming out on top.
Perälä misses with the combination.
Perälä tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Landen was well out of range. Poor timing from Perälä.
Perälä takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Perälä fires out a quick counter leg kick but Landen just manages to avoid it.
Landen shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Perälä pinned against the cage. Perälä gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Taisto Perälä has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Paul Landen.
Landen is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Perälä looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Perälä looks to throw a body kick
and Landen counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Landen throws a push kick but Perälä slaps the foot to one side.
Landen throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Landen throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
A looping hook to the body misses from Perälä. Landen does a little dance to reset his feet.
Landen tries a quick counter leg kick but Perälä is wise to it.
Perälä throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
A punch combination from Landen misses.
Landen scores with a jab.

Perälä tries to sprawl but Landen drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Perälä trying to control from the bottom.
Landen is looking to stall here but Perälä recovers full guard.
Landen trying to control the position from guard on top but Perälä is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

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


That's one minute gone in the round.
Perälä is stalling in the full guard.
Landen keeping moving, preventing Perälä from controlling successfully.
Landen wants to sweep but no luck.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

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

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

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

Landen throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Perälä passes Landen's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Landen is trying to maintain the position but Perälä is very close to passing his half guard.
Perälä is trying to control. Landen wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Perälä prevents Landen from improving his position.
Landen keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Landen is looking for a sweep. Perälä is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Perälä trying to mount his opponent but Landen defends it.
Landen wants to control but Perälä is keeping busy and won't allow it.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
Landen is not content to let Perälä control the position.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Landen gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Perälä throws a leg kick that is checked
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Landen loads up on a big right hand but Perälä slips the punch.
Landen connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Landen connects with an inside leg kick.
Perälä catches Landen with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Landen is looking to land body kicks.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perälä pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Landen was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Perälä tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Landen was well out of range. Poor timing from Perälä.
Landen throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A low kick from Perälä misses
and Landen counters with a two punch combo.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A lazy left from Landen finds it's target.
Landen displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Perälä throws out the jab.
Perälä throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Landen lands with a thumping leg kick.
A slapping leg kick lands for Landen.
Perälä is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
A shot to the liver by Perälä. Beautiful body shot.
Perälä with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Landen checks a leg kick.
Perälä throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Landen looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Landen tries to score with a low kick but Perälä moves his leg out of the way.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Landen throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
A quick step to the side and Perälä tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Perälä tries to score with a low kick but Landen moves his leg out of the way.
Landen checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Landen takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Landen cracks the inside of Perälä's front leg.
Landen keeps Perälä at a distance using the push kick.
Taisto Perälä is winning the standup battle so far.
Perälä swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Perälä throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Landen wants to land a leg kick but Perälä is out of range.
Perälä works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Landen will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Perälä is looking to wear down Landen with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Perälä misses with a body shot.
Perälä throws a good cross that connects.
Perälä throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Perälä throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Landen stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Landen misses with an uppercut.
Perälä takes one to the side of the head.
Landen lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Perälä connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Landen's hands.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:27 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Taisto Perälä!
Taisto Perälä thanked the fans post fight for their support.