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Event: CEC 621     
Date:   Oct 17, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Desmond Glass (ranked 96 p4p, 13 weight class) and Hector Romero (ranked 156 p4p, 22 weight class). Glass kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Across 110th Street by Bobby Womack. Romero has chosen Havana as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

191 cm
29
185 lbs
21 - 8 - 1
183 cm
37
171 lbs
36 - 15 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 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 1 draws, fighting out of London, Desmond Glass!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Jack Bonds and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Romero throws a half hearted mid kick.
Glass throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Romero displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Glass throws out the jab.
Romero throws a low kick but Glass avoids it.
Glass tried to counter with a leg kick but Romero avoided it.
Glass buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Glass connects with a right hand. Romero shakes it off.
Romero needs to keep his hands up - Glass had a free shot at his head there.
Glass pivots, looking for a leg kick but Romero is out of range and Glass settles back down.
Romero throws a low kick but Glass avoids it.
It looked like Glass wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Romero has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Glass scores with the left hand. Romero knows he should have avoided that one.
Romero connects with a solid leg kick.
Romero scores with a hook.
Romero on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Glass. Glass obviously looking to wear him down.
Glass slips under a jab from Romero.
Romero throws a wild body kick that Glass sees coming a mile off.
Romero misses the jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Romero lands with a nice body punch.
Romero tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Glass was well out of range. Poor timing from Romero.
Glass scores with a jab to the head.
Romero throws a chopping leg kick but Glass manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
A big left from Glass misses.
Glass throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Glass has been working on his boxing with his coaches at ~T~ Troid - Gym in the buildup to the fight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Glass turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Romero throws a leg kick but Glass sees it coming and moves out of range.
As Romero backs away, Glass returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
An inside leg kick from Romero misses.
Romero misses with a straight left.
It looked like Glass was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Romero.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Romero looks to land a right hand but Glass moved out of range.
Glass is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Glass fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Romero manages to avoid it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Glass. Romero does a little dance to reset his feet.
A swing and a miss from Glass.
A jab from Glass misses.
Jab, jab by Glass - just one landing.
Romero is looking to slow Glass down with leg kicks.
Glass moves out of range of the strikes.
Romero is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
Romero misses with a hook.
Romero ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Romero drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Glass defends it well.
Romero lands with a shot to the body.
Romero throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Glass ducks under a wild hook from Romero.
Romero throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Glass misses with an uppercut. Romero saw that one coming.
Good leg kick by Glass there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Glass throws out a loose jab but Romero uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Glass misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Romero.
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!
Glass keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Romero swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Glass missing with a left hand there. Romero was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Romero scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Glass will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
A telegraphed right hand from Glass misses the target.
Romero throws a hook but Glass avoids it easily.
Romero swings for the body but Glass moves out of range.
A bone on bone clash there as Romero blocks the leg kick.
Glass bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Romero throws an overhand right that lands on Glass's shoulder, as Glass tries to avoid the shot.
Glass cracks the inside of Romero's front leg.
Glass lands a jab to the nose.
Nice cross by Romero.
Romero moves out of range as Glass strikes.
Glass lands a nice shot to the body.
Glass has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Romero finds it's way round the side to connect with Glass's head.
Glass takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Glass tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Romero was well out of range. Poor timing from Glass.
Romero takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jab from Glass.
Romero takes a swing at Glass's ribcage but misses.
Desmond Glass is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Romero throws a low kick but Glass avoids it.
Glass appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Romero lands a nice hook to Glass's body. Glass takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Glass fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Romero manages to avoid it.
Glass is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Glass moves out of range of the strikes.
Glass changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Glass misses the target.
Glass throws a leg kick but Romero checks it.
Glass swings for the body but Romero moves out of range.
Romero tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Romero throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A telegraphed right hand from Romero misses the target.
Romero keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
It seemed like Romero was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Glass slips under a jab from Romero.
Glass misses with an uppercut. Romero saw that one coming.
Romero uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Glass.
Romero looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
A decent looking cross lands there for Romero.
Good work by Romero as he checks the leg kick.
Romero misses with a low kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero scores with a punch 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!
Romero tries to land a front kick but Glass steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Glass misses with a hook.
Romero looks to throw the jab but Glass is out of range.
Glass displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Romero throws out the jab.
Decent striking displayed by Glass there.
Glass throws a jab but it's blocked by Romero.
Glass throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Romero stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Romero 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 Glass has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Glass and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Glass, as that shot connected.
Glass misses with a wild body shot.
Romero looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Romero misses with a body shot.
Romero scores with a jab to the body.
Romero misses with a low kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A nice inside leg kick there by Romero. That's going to slow Glass down.
Romero misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Glass.
Glass walks into a straight right hand from Romero.
Glass loads up on a big right hand but Romero slips the punch.
Romero cracks the inside of Glass's front leg.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Romero tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Romero misses with a body kick.
Romero throws a shot from downtown. Glass moves away and avoids it.
Romero takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Glass works the jab nicely.
Romero throws a low kick but Glass moves out of range easily.
Romero fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Glass checks it well.
Romero dips to his left and cracks Glass with an uppercut!
Nice sprawl there from Glass as Romero shoots in.
A telegraphed right hand from Glass misses the target.
Romero needs to keep his hands up - Glass had a free shot at his head there.
Romero goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Glass paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Romero staying out of range there.
Desmond Glass is winning the standup battle so far.
Romero swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Glass lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Glass misses with a hook
and Romero connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Romero uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Glass.
Glass checks a leg kick.
Glass avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Glass on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Romero. Romero obviously looking to wear him down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Glass tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Some bone on bone action there as Romero checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Romero throws out a leg kick but Glass moves out of range and Romero only half commits.
Glass swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Romero avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Glass keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Romero fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Glass takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Romero takes one to the side of the head.
Glass takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Romero throws an overhand right that lands on Glass's shoulder, as Glass tries to avoid the shot.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Romero punishes Glass's body with a nice straight punch.
Glass throws a leg kick but Romero sees it coming and moves out of range.
Glass takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Glass fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Romero is out of range.
Romero steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Glass.
Romero throws a solid leg kick but Glass takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Romero.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Romero, as that shot connected.
Glass misses with a wild body shot.
Romero buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Glass throws a hook to the side of Romero's head but Romero sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Romero feints the counter takedown.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Glass connects with a body shot that sends Romero's belly button to the back.
Romero walks into a jab.
Romero throws the left hand but Glass avoids the punch easily.
Glass lands with a right hand.
Glass misses with a hook.
Glass throws an overhand right that lands on Romero's shoulder, as Romero tries to avoid the shot.
Romero showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Glass.
Glass throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Romero stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Romero misses the shot to the body.
Romero missing with a left hand there. Glass was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Romero moves into range and connects with a jab.
Romero on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Glass misses the jab.
Glass moves out of range of the strikes.
Glass scores with a hook to the body. Romero takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Glass looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
The fighters circling - Glass throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A big left from Glass misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Glass wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Glass throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Romero missing with a left hand there. Glass was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A looping hook to the body misses from Romero. Glass does a little dance to reset his feet.
Romero throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Glass looks to land a right hand but Romero moved out of range.
Glass checks a leg kick.
Glass keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Romero misses with a body shot.
Romero's corner calls for a 1-2. Romero obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Romero bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Glass misses with a straight right.
Glass swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Romero steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Glass.
Romero feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Glass's calf.
Romero fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
The fighters circling - Glass throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Romero looks to throw the jab but Glass is out of range.
Romero blocks a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Glass misses the shot to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Glass misses the target.
A left lands for Romero.
Romero throws a leg kick that misses.
Glass throws a hook but Romero avoids it easily.
Glass changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Glass misses with a jab, cross combination.
Glass ducks under a wild hook from Romero.
Romero avoids the body shot from Glass.
Romero let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Romero throws out a loose jab but Glass uses good head movement to avoid it.
Glass lands a jab to Romero's midsection.
Romero fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Glass checks it well.
Romero changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Glass tries to avoid it but Romero manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Glass to the ground. Glass escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Glass takes one on the button.

Romero throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Glass was covering up waiting for the punch and Romero finishes the takedown easily into guard.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Romero wants to control from the top but Glass keeps moving.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Desmond Glass will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Romero takes a swing at Glass's ribcage but misses.
Glass misses with a wild body shot.
Romero ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Glass with a nice cross.
Nice defenses there by Romero.
Romero throws a lazy right hand but Glass sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Romero uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Glass.
Romero jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Romero throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Glass stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Romero misses with a looping right.
Romero misses with a low kick.
Romero moves out of range of the strikes.
Glass lands a jab.
Romero slips a straight right by Glass.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Glass is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Romero.
Romero takes a swing at Glass's ribcage but misses.
Glass fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Romero is out of range.
Romero throws a wild body kick that Glass sees coming a mile off.
Glass throws a lazy right hand but Romero sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Romero takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero misses with a wild body shot.
Glass walks into a straight right hand from Romero.
Glass throws a body shot but no joy.
Glass swings for the body but Romero moves out of range.
A jab from Glass does it's job there.
Glass looks to score with a jab to the body but Romero is just out of range.
Romero fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Glass on the side of the head.
Glass jabs Romero to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Glass ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Glass throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Romero takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Some bone on bone action there as Glass checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Romero misses with a hook.
Romero slips a jab from Glass.
Romero is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Glass.
Romero lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Romero swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Glass.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Romero connects with a solid leg kick.
Romero throws a quick inside leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Glass comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Glass tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Romero was well out of range. Poor timing from Glass.
An inside leg kick lands from Romero.
Romero throws a quick inside leg kick.
Glass lunges at Romero with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Romero's hand.
Romero shoots in but no luck this time.
Romero missing with a left hand there. Glass was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Romero takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Glass steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Romero.
A big left from Glass misses.
Glass checks a leg kick.
Romero missing with a left hand there. Glass was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Romero ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Glass moves away.
Romero throws out a loose jab but Glass uses good head movement to avoid it.
Romero has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Glass scores with a jab to the body.
Romero slips under a jab.
Glass throws out a loose jab but Romero uses good head movement to avoid it.
A slow jab from Glass misses its intended target.
Glass connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero avoids the body shot from Glass.
Glass throws a big shot that misses.
A telegraphed right hand from Romero misses the target.
Glass throws a leg kick but Romero sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Romero misses with a kick to the body.
Romero takes a swing at Glass's ribcage but misses.
Some bone on bone action there as Glass checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Glass scores with a crisp jab that stopped Romero in his tracks.
Romero uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Glass.
Romero defending well as Glass loads up on a big left hand.
Romero is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
An inside leg kick from Romero misses.
Romero 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.
Glass jabs Romero to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Romero lands with a cross.
Glass slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Glass avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Romero misses with a straight left.
Glass misses with a low kick.
Glass listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A low kick from Romero misses
and Glass counters with a slapping leg kick.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Romero throws a hook to the side of Glass's head but Glass sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Romero throws a body kick that misses.
A jab from Romero misses.
Romero blocks a jab.
Romero attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Romero misses with a kick to the body.
Glass misses with a leg kick.
Glass swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A good leg kick by Glass.
Glass dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Romero. That did some damage!
Romero lands with a shot to the body.
Romero checks the leg kick.
Romero throws an off balance right hand
and Glass counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Glass just misses with a punch to the body.
A countering left hand to the body from Romero misses.
Romero looks to score with a jab to the body but Glass is just out of range.
Romero chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Glass can pounce on him.
Glass throws an overhand right that lands on Romero's shoulder, as Romero tries to avoid the shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Romero looks to throw the jab but Glass is out of range.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Desmond Glass!

Desmond Glass thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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81%

 

Event: CEC 616     
Date:   Sep 21, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Zane Mason (ranked 7 p4p, 2 weight class) and Hector Romero (ranked 82 p4p, 16 weight class). Romero has chosen Havana as his entrance music. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
39
174 lbs
42 - 20 - 0
183 cm
37
171 lbs
36 - 14 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 42 wins, 20 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Zane Mason!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Jack Bonds and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Romero slips a jab from Mason.
Mason looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Romero misses with a leg kick
and Mason counters with an inside leg kick.
Romero throws a predictable looking body shot
and Mason counters with a nice kick to the body.
Mason checks a leg kick.
Mason takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
A slow jab from Romero misses its intended target.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Mason, right into the meat.
Romero displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Mason throws out the jab.
Romero feints the counter takedown.
Mason connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Mason takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Romero throws a nice outside leg kick.
Romero misses with a low kick.
Mason lands with a hook. Romero tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Mason fakes the leg kick and cracks Romero in the body.
Mason throws the left hand but Romero avoids the punch easily.
Mason throws a hook to the side of Romero's head but Romero sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Romero with the counter takedown but Mason avoids it easily.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Romero.
Romero looks to score with a jab to the body but Mason is just out of range.
A counter left hand to the body from Mason misses its target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A leg kick checked by Mason.
An attempted straight right counter from Mason misses the target.
Romero misses with a hook

and Mason counters by moving into the clinch.

Romero pulls guard effortlessly.

Romero throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Mason is stalling in the full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero wants to sweep here but Mason controlling him for the moment.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Mason sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Romero 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.

Romero is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Mason is aware though and is defending well.

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.
Romero thuds his right hand into Mason's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Mason misses with a body shot.
Romero changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Romero takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Nice uppercut lands for Romero. That snapped Mason's head back.
A low kick from Romero is predictable there
and Mason counters with an inside leg kick.
Romero misses with a straight right.
Mason looks to land a right hand but Romero moved out of range.
Mason wants to clinch.
Mason misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Romero.
Nice cross by Mason.
A big right from Romero misses.
Romero throws a shot to the body.
Romero scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Mason doesn't seem bothered though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero feints and then cracks Mason's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Mason down.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Mason avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Mason scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Romero doesn't seem bothered though.
Zane Mason is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Mason cracks the inside of Romero's front leg.
Romero throws a jab but it's blocked by Mason.
A solid leg kick lands there for Romero.
Romero takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Romero blocks a jab.
Romero jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Mason misses with a body shot.
Mason misses with a few strikes there.
Romero tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Romero swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Romero rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
enabling Mason to counter with a crisp jab.
Mason ducks under a wild hook from Romero.
Romero ducks under a wild hook from Mason.
Romero takes a swing at Mason's ribcage but misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Zane Mason will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Mason takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
A left lands for Romero.
Romero throws a leg kick which misses Mason's front leg but catches the back leg as Mason tries to avoid it.
An inside leg kick lands from Romero.
Hector Romero seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Romero digs a good body shot into Mason's ribs.
Mason feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Romero's calf.
Mason feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Romero's calf.
Romero throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Mason stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Romero throws a leg kick that is checked
and Mason counters with a straight right hand.
Romero fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Romero connects with a good right hand that stumbles Mason. Mason circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Romero ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Nice defenses there by Mason.
Mason appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Hector Romero seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Romero lands with a straight right. Mason didn't see that one coming.
Romero ducks under a wild hook from Mason.
Romero dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Romero tried to score with a low kick but Mason checks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Romero takes a swing at Mason's ribcage but misses.
It looked like Mason wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Romero throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Romero throws a low kick but Mason moves out of range easily.
A quick step to the side and Mason tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Romero misses with a hook. Mason ducked under it nicely.
As Romero tries to get set, Mason tries to push him back and clinch up but Romero manages to avoid the attempt.
Romero takes a swing at Mason's ribcage but misses.
It looked like Mason was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Mason checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Romero fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Romero ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Mason lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Mason scores with a sloppy right hand. Romero should have avoided that one.

Mason moves into range and clinches up with Romero.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Mason.
Romero wants a takedown.
Mason misses with a punch to the body.
Mason misses with a punch to the body.
Mason swings wildly with an uppercut but Romero uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mason misses with a punch to the body.

Romero breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A left lands for Romero.
Romero scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.

Romero drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Romero postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Romero accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Mason avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Romero throwing strikes but missing.
Mason looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Romero throwing strikes but missing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mason trying to control the position here.
Mason working a defensive guard here.
Romero working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Romero stands up over Mason, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Romero tries to free his leg and advance position but Mason is retaining full guard.
Romero is looking to advance position but Mason has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!

Romero is looking to get to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mason controlling from mount.
Romero is in all sorts of trouble here.
Romero manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Romero is refusing to be controlled, as Mason sits in half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Mason with a hook.
Mason throws a body kick that misses.
Romero tries to land a front kick but Mason steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Mason throwing a counter right hand but Romero manages to avoid it.
Romero is looking to land body kicks.
Romero's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Romero dips to his left and cracks Mason with an uppercut!
Mason throws out a powerful jab.
Nice sprawl there from Mason as Romero shoots in.
Romero throws a leg kick but Mason sees it coming and moves out of range.
Mason is looking to counter punch.
Mason throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Mason looks for the body kick but Romero saw that one coming.
Romero with the counter takedown but Mason avoids it easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero throws a jab but it's blocked by Mason.
Mason steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Romero.
Mason tried to counter with a leg kick but Romero avoided it.
Decent striking displayed by Mason there.
Mason stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Romero throws the left hand but Mason avoids the punch easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Mason.
Romero dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

Mason has taken the fight to the clinch.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Romero as Mason tries to tie him up.
Romero working hard to break the clinch.
Romero tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Mason just stands there and leans against the cage.
Romero lands a left hand.
Romero working hard to break the clinch.

Romero breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Romero fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Romero with a jab.
Romero takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Romero scores with a sloppy right hand. Mason should have avoided that one.
Romero misses with a straight left.
The fighters circling - Mason throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Romero changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Mason takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Mason lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mason avoids the body shot from Romero.
Mason connects with a body shot that sends Romero's belly button to the back.
Mason catches Romero with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Romero fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Romero works Mason's body with a nice hook.
Romero with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Romero fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Mason manages to avoid it.
Mason throws a body kick that misses.
Mason darts in trying to clinch
and Romero counters with an outside leg kick.
Mason looks to score with a jab to the body but Romero is just out of range.
The fighters circling - Mason throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Mason walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Romero checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Romero fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Mason has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Mason misses.
Romero lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Romero throws a low kick, looking for Mason's leg but Mason calmly moves out of range.
Romero moves out of range of the strikes.
Romero throws a hook to the side of Mason's head but Mason sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Mason throwing a counter right hand but Romero manages to avoid it.
Mason misses with a straight right.
Mason tries a head kick but it misses.
Romero digs a good body shot into Mason's ribs.
Mason ducks under a wild hook from Romero.
Mason takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Romero misses with an uppercut.
Romero misses with a hook.
Romero getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Mason throws out a loose jab but Romero uses good head movement to avoid it.
Mason misses with a low kick.
Mason uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Romero.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Romero connects with a crisp jab.
Romero thows a left - swing and a miss!
Mason tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Romero manages to circle out of the way.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Romero fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Mason manages to avoid it.
Mason throws a leg kick but Romero moved away.
Mason throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Mason takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Romero's corner calls for a 1-2. Romero obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Mason slips a jab from Romero.
Romero misses with a low kick as Mason jumps back.
Mason tries to close the distance and clinch but Romero swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Mason tries to clinch there but Romero circles away.
Romero lands a head shot.
Romero lands with a nice body punch.
Mason swings and misses with a hook to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Romero moves away from the strike by Mason.
Romero ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Mason moves away.
As Romero tries to get set, Mason tries to push him back and clinch up but Romero manages to avoid the attempt.
Mason moves away from the strike by Romero.
Romero motions for Mason to come forward. Romero throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Romero cracks the inside of Mason's front leg.
Romero moves out of range of the body kick from Mason.
Mason takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
A jab from Romero misses.
Mason looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Mason tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Romero paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Romero shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Mason as he jumps to the side.
Mason tries to counter by clinching up but Romero breaks away and moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mason ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Romero moves away.
Romero fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
The fighters circling - Mason throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Romero drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Mason defends it well.
Mason checks the leg kick nicely there.
Romero comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Mason checks a leg kick.
It appears Mason was looking to counter with a kick there.
Romero throws a body punch but Mason moves out of range.
Mason throwing a counter right hand but Romero manages to avoid it.

Romero gets tackled into the cage by Mason. Mason maintains the clinch.
A short body shot lands from Mason as the two fighters clinch.
Mason digs a right hand underneath Romero's ribcage. Romero let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Romero is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Mason lands a nice shot to the body.
Mason blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Romero is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Mason to keep the fight standing.
Romero has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Mason looking to stall.
Romero tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Zane Mason has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Hector Romero.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Mason.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Romero.
Mason lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Mason lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Mason working aggressively here.
Romero is looking to take this one to the mat.
Mason misses with a punch to the body.
A frustrated look appears on Romero's face as he tries to break the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mason is looking to control Romero's arms but Romero gets an underhook and turns him. Now Mason has his back to the cage.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Mason.
Zane Mason has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Mason lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Romero backwards.
Mason gets through Romero's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Mason lands a shot to the body.
A right hook to the body lands for Mason.
A shot in the inside from Mason.
Mason scores with a nice hook to the head.
Romero jumps guard but Mason stands there with Romero around his waist. Romero gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Mason is leaning against Romero and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Mason lands a body shot.
Mason gets through Romero's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Mason scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Mason scores with a shoulder strike.
Mason lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Romero gets through Mason's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A short body shot lands from Mason as the two fighters clinch.
A short left from Mason.
Romero working hard to break the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A nice left hand lands by Mason.
Mason working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Romero tries to pull guard but Mason won't allow it.
Mason scores with a shot to the side of Romero's head.
Still in the clinch, Mason scores with a nice short uppercut.

Romero is rocked!
Mason lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Romero is still on wobbly legs! Can Mason finish him?
A right hook to the body lands for Mason.
Mason lands a hook that snaps the head of Romero backwards.
Good body shot from Mason.
Mason throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Romeros head.
Mason creates a bit of space for himself and rocks Romero with a big uppercut! Romero tries to clinch up but Mason pushes him back against the cage and lands another monster strike that crumples Romero to the mat! Romero covers up and Mason unloads with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:33 of round 4, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Zane Mason!
Zane Mason retains his welterweight title!
A relieved looking Zane Mason thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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Event: CEC 613     
Date:   Sep 07, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hector Romero (ranked 114 p4p, 22 weight class) and Sergio Garcia (ranked 204 p4p, 34 weight class). Romero comes to the cage accompanied by Havana. Garcia has chosen Ludacris - Beast Mode as his entrance music. Sergio Garcia acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

183 cm
37
171 lbs
35 - 14 - 0
183 cm
30
182 lbs
15 - 6 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Sergio Garcia!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Jack Bonds and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Romero shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Romero fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Garcia manages to avoid it.
Romero misses with a low kick.
Garcia throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

Romero drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Romero throws a big right hand that misses.
Garcia wants to stand and escape but Romero is having none of it.
Garcia wants to sweep but no luck.
Our spies down at at Cozad MMA LA Elite inform us that Garcia has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Romero won't allow Garcia to get back to his feet.
Romero looking to sit in guard and control but Garcia gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


Romero working for a triangle but Garcia defends it easily.
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.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.

Garcia got a little sloppy there for a moment and Romero has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Garcia has managed to get both his arms back between Romero's legs - danger averted.
Garcia lands a couple of digs.
Garcia postures up.
Garcia must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Romero is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Garcia is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.

Romero looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.

Romero looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Garcia has picked Romero up and slammed him! Romero can't keep hold of the triangle and Garcia manages to pass to side control!
Garcia tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.
Romero tries to bench press Garcia off him but Garcia keeps the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Garcia remains in side control and seems content to stay there. It's a versatile position from which he can work both strikes and submissions, whilst maintaining that control, so maybe he'll sit here for a while.
Garcia wants to lay and pray for a moment but Romero keeps working.
Romero dodges the ground and pound from Garcia.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Romero on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Romero avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Garcia.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Garcia tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Garcia wants to control but Romero is keeping him busy.
Garcia scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Romero to see if he's OK.
You can see the frustration on Romero's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Romero is positioning himself to get back to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Garcia is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Garcia wants to control but Romero is keeping him busy.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Garcia checks the leg kick.
Romero thows a left - swing and a miss!
Romero lands a nice hook to Garcia's body. Garcia takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Hector Romero seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A telegraphed right hand from Romero misses the target.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Garcia goes for a high kick. It partially lands.

It looks like Hector Romero has been cut.
Garcia staying out of range there.
Romero throws a looping overhand right but Garcia ducks down to avoid it.
Romero throws an overhand right that lands on Garcia's shoulder, as Garcia tries to avoid the shot.
Garcia 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.

A close round but Sergio Garcia will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Hector Romero's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Good leg kick by Garcia there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Romero throws a sloppy body shot

so Garcia counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Garcia trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Romero manages to land a sweep and now he's on top!

Romero throws a big elbow that misses.
Garcia keeping moving, preventing Romero from controlling successfully.
Romero throwing strikes from guard but Garcia blocks nicely.
Garcia wants to sweep here but Romero controlling him for the moment.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Romero with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Garcia looking to hit a scissor sweep but Romero is one step ahead there.
Garcia working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Romero.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Garcia is controlling Romero's posture.
Romero postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Garcia managing to control the position.
Garcia is trying to keep Romero in close.

Romero drops back looking for a leg! Garcia is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Garcia manages to kick Romero off! Romero jumps back into Garcia's guard.
Romero cracks Garcia with a solid left hand.
Romero with a flurry of punches that miss.
Romero preventing the sweep.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Romero postures up.
Romero throws an elbow that misses. Garcia uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Romero's guard. Nice move by Garcia!

Romero is trying to control the position from the bottom.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:40 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Hector Romero!
Hector Romero thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: CEC 609     
Date:   Aug 22, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hector Romero (ranked 39 p4p, 10 weight class) and Pete Granger (ranked 78 p4p, 15 weight class). Romero's entrance music is Havana. A fine choice. Granger has chosen Get Ya Strut On - Lord Have Mercy as his entrance music. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

183 cm
37
171 lbs
35 - 13 - 0
182 cm
30
178 lbs
19 - 3 - 1
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Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
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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 35 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Pete Granger!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Frank Antenori and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Romero swings for the body but Granger moves out of range.
Romero lands a jab.
Granger throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Hector Romero seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Granger goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Romero scores with a nice head shot.
Granger connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Good work by Romero as he checks the leg kick.
Granger ducks under a wild hook from Romero.
Romero throws a lazy right hand but Granger sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Granger scores with a spinning back kick!
Romero misses with a hook. Granger ducked under it nicely.
Romero connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Granger's hands.
Romero thuds a left hand into Granger's body.
Granger goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Romero looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Granger takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
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!
Romero misses with a straight left.
Romero throws a push kick but Granger slaps the foot to one side.
Romero throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Granger sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Nice jab there from Granger.
Romero 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.
Romero thows a left - swing and a miss!
A looping hook to the body misses from Romero. Granger does a little dance to reset his feet.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Granger.
Romero half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Nice uppercut lands for Granger. That snapped Romero's head back.
Romero throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Granger sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A countering left hand to the body from Granger misses.
Granger uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Romero.
Granger closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Romero throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Some bone on bone action there as Granger checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Romero throws a lazy uppercut
and Granger counters with a leg kick.
Granger loads up on a big right hand but Romero slips the punch.
Pete Granger is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Romero jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Granger throws out a loose jab but Romero uses good head movement to avoid it.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Romero.
Granger lands a nice looking kick to the body. Romero takes a step back to recover.
A big left from Romero misses.
Granger misses with the combination.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Granger misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Romero.
Romero throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Granger lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Romero backs up against the cage.
Romero moves out of range as Granger throws a body kick.
Granger lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Granger.
Granger misses with a body kick.
Romero tries to land a leg kick but Granger saw it coming and moves away.
Romero feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Grangers jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Romero waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Granger.
Romero loads up on a big right hand but Granger slips the punch.
Granger looks to land a body kick but Romero moved away.
Granger walks into a stiff left hand from Romero.
A slow jab from Romero misses its intended target.
Granger pushes Romero away with a front kick.
A punch lands to the side of Romero 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Granger blocks a jab.
Granger throws a low kick but Romero avoids it.
Granger uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Romero.
Granger throws a half hearted mid kick.
A slapping leg kick lands for Granger.
Granger looks for the body kick but Romero saw that one coming.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Granger thuds a left hand into Romero's body.
Romero tries to score with a low kick but Granger moves his leg out of the way.
Granger digs a good body shot into Romero's ribs.
A slapping leg kick lands for Granger.
Nice shot by Granger.
Romero 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.
Romero lands a nice shot to the body.
Granger tries to work over Romero's front leg with a kick but Romero checks it.
Romero avoids a punch combination nicely.
Granger scores with the left hand. Romero knows he should have avoided that one.
Granger misses with a body shot.
Granger moves out of range of the strikes.
Romero lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Romero is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
A low kick from Romero misses
and Granger counters with a lovely straight right hand!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Romero moves away from the strike by Granger.
Romero appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Romero misses the body punch
and Granger counters with a slapping leg kick.
Romero thuds his right hand into Granger's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Romero swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Granger counters with a stiff right hand.
Granger jabs at Romero's body.
Granger cracks Romero with an open hand slap.
Romero fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Granger manages to avoid it.
A little jabbing left from Granger on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Granger defending well as Romero loads up on a big left hand.
Granger throws out a counter right but Romero avoids it with no problem.
Granger bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Romero's head.
Romero tries a low kick but Granger avoids it.
Granger is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
A looping hook to the body misses from Romero. Granger does a little dance to reset his feet.
Romero ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Granger connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Romero momentarily.
Granger avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Romero tries for a takedown but Granger sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Granger checks a leg kick.
Granger steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Romero.
Romero moves out of range as Granger throws a body kick.
Romero scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Granger doesn't seem bothered though.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Granger moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Romero throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Romero scores with a jab.
Granger moves out of range as Romero throws a body kick.
Romero pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Romero lands a jab to Granger's midsection.
Granger ducks under a wild hook from Romero.
Romero wants to land a leg kick but Granger is out of range.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Granger - that will leave a mark!
Granger connects with a body shot.
Romero throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Granger sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Granger throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Granger checks a leg kick nicely.
Horrible takedown attempt by Romero or perhaps it was just good defense by Granger, which made it look bad.
Romero just misses with a punch to the body.
Romero sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Romero throws a lazy right hand but Granger sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Romero takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Granger throws a hook but Romero avoids it easily.
A telegraphed right hand from Romero misses the target.
Romero thuds his right hand into Granger's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Granger looks to score with a jab to the body but Romero is just out of range.
Granger slips under a jab.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Granger checks a leg kick.
Romero moves forwards but Granger connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Granger checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Romero wants to land a leg kick but Granger is out of range.
Romero throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Granger sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Granger now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Granger blocks a leg kick.
Granger steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Romero.
Romero misses with an uppercut. Granger saw that one coming.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Granger. Romero shrugs it off though.
Romero jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Granger changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Granger misses with a straight left.
Granger uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Romero.
Romero fails with a takedown attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero throws a half hearted mid kick.
Granger thows a body kick. Romero tries to catch it but that hurt him.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A chopping leg kick lands by Granger.
Romero misses the jab.
Granger slaps away a takedown attempt from Romero, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Granger counters with a body kick.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hector Romero. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Granger waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Romero.
Romero fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Granger manages to avoid it.
Romero attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Granger thinks about the counter body kick.
Romero misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Granger.
It seemed like Granger was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Romero throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Granger sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Granger connects with a solid leg kick.
Granger throws a body punch but Romero moves out of range.
Nice shot by Romero.
Granger fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Romero manages to avoid it.
Romero swings away with a leg kick that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Granger walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Romero checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Romero throws a body shot but no joy.
A countering left hand to the body from Granger misses.
Granger throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Romero ducks under a wild hook from Granger.
Granger lunges at Romero with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Romero's hand.
Granger slips under a jab.
Romero misses with a looping left.
Romero takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Granger scoring well with a low kick there.
Granger scores with a jab to the body.
Romero throws a body kick that misses.
Romero throws a hook to the side of Granger's head but Granger sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Granger works the jab nicely.
A lazy body kick from Romero
letting Granger counter with a right hand.
Granger ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Granger uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Romero.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Romero might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Romero scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Romero misses with a leg kick.
Romero is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Romero feints and then cracks Granger's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Granger down.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Granger misses with a wild body shot.
Romero misses with a low kick.
Romero throws a hook to the side of Granger's head but Granger sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Granger blocks a low kick nicely.
Romero sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Granger steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Romero.
Granger throws out a counter right but Romero avoids it with no problem.
Romero will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Granger moves out of range of the strikes.
Granger throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Romero drops down looking for a counter takedown but Granger sprawls and moves away.
Romero fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Granger has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Granger misses with a body kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Granger.
Granger ducks under a wild hook from Romero.
Granger moves out of range of the body kick from Romero.
Nice jab there from Granger.
Romero lands a nice shot to the body.
Romero throws a predictable looking body shot
and Granger counters with a nice uppercut.
Romero looks to land a body kick but Granger moved away.

Granger tries to sprawl but Romero drives through with a takedown into half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Romero digs a good body shot into Granger's ribs.
Nice body kick from Granger.
Granger on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Romero. Romero obviously looking to wear him down.
Pete Granger seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Romero lands a jab to the head.
Romero throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Granger takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Romero throws a nice inside leg kick.
Granger scores with a nice right hand.
Granger fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Romero.
Romero swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Granger tries a quick counter leg kick but Romero is wise to it.
Granger bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A big left from Romero misses.
Granger feints a counter leg kick.
Good work by Granger as he checks the leg kick.
Granger now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Granger misses with a hook.
Romero swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Granger throws out a counter right but Romero avoids it with no problem.
Romero misses with a leg kick
and Granger counters with a slapping leg kick.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Romero lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Granger goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Romero ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Granger fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Granger checks a low kick from Romero.
Granger thinks about the counter body kick.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Romero is defended easily by Granger.
Granger let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Romero has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Granger.
Romero misses with a body shot.
Granger throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Granger loads up on a big right hand but Romero slips the punch.
Romero throws a body shot but no joy.
Granger lands a right hook to the body.
Romero walks forward, straight into a front kick from Granger.
Granger misses with a kick to the body.
Granger throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Romero attempts a counter takedown but Granger avoids it well and moves away.
Romero pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Granger takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Hector Romero has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero misses the jab.
Romero misses with an uppercut.
Romero throws a hook but Granger avoids it easily.
Granger looks for the body kick but Romero saw that one coming.
It looked like Romero wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Romero misses with a low kick.
That kick from Romero tenderised Granger's leg. Granger is trying to keep his angry face on.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Granger throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Romero stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
A chopping leg kick lands by Granger.
Granger fakes the leg kick and cracks Romero in the body.
Romero lands a nice shot to the body.
Romero looks to score with a jab to the body but Granger is just out of range.
Romero avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Romero moves out of range of the leg kick from Granger.
Romero drops down looking for a counter takedown but Granger sprawls and moves away.
Granger moves away from the strike by Romero.
Romero slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Granger works Romero's body with a nice hook.
The fighters circling - Romero throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A lazy left from Romero finds it's target.
Romero scores with a leg kick.
Romero takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Granger lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Romero throws a quick inside leg kick.
Romero throws a body shot but no joy.
A nice inside leg kick there by Granger. That's going to slow Romero down.
Granger lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Granger throws a jab when Romero was well out of range.
Romero attempts a counter takedown but Granger avoids it well and moves away.
Romero misses with a leg kick.
Granger swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A punch combination from Romero misses.
Granger lands with a right hand.
Romero takes a swing at Granger's ribcage but misses.
Granger looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Romero misses with a body shot.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Granger misses with a low kick.
Romero looks to land a left hand but Granger moved out of range nicely.
Granger only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Romero throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Pete Granger 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.
Romero scores with a leg kick.
Romero has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Granger.
Romero misses with a low kick as Granger jumps back.
Granger throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Romero appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
A looping hook to the body misses from Granger. Romero does a little dance to reset his feet.
Romero tries to counter with a takedown but Granger is quick to defend against it.
Granger pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Granger throws a solid leg kick but Romero takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Granger.
Romero scoring well with a low kick there.
Romero looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Romero throws a jab when Granger was well out of range.
And Granger responds with a good body kick, but Romero manages to step out the way in time.
Granger throws a nice inside leg kick.
Romero waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Granger.
Granger takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Romero misses with a low kick as Granger jumps back.
Romero pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Romero backing away here, and Granger unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Romero swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Romero misses with a jab to the body
and Granger counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Granger lands a nice shot that snaps Romero's head back.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Pete Granger.
I've got Granger winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 27:30
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 28:30
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Pete Granger!

Pete Granger tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
82%

 

Event: CEC 607     
Date:   Aug 10, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hector Romero (ranked 5 p4p, 1 weight class) and Zane Mason (ranked 92 p4p, 18 weight class). Romero comes to the cage accompanied by Havana. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

183 cm
36
171 lbs
35 - 12 - 0
180 cm
39
174 lbs
40 - 20 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 40 wins, 20 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Zane Mason!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Jack Bonds and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Romero throws a shot to the body.
Mason throws a big shot that misses.
Mason avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Mason misses the shot to the body.
Romero half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Romero swings for the body but Mason moves out of range.
And Mason responds with a good body kick, but Romero manages to step out the way in time.
Romero tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Good shot there by Romero.
Mason tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Romero manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
A jab from Mason misses.
Mason defending well as Romero loads up on a big left hand.
Nice body punch from Romero.
Romero fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Mason has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Romero misses with a hook.
Mason let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Romero looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Mason's jab looks to have found its range, popping Romero under the eye.
Romero misses the shot to the body.
Mason slips under a jab.
Romero misses with a hook

and Mason counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Romero tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Romero takes a shot to the head.

Romero breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Romero lands with a right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A slapping leg kick lands for Romero.
Romero throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
As Romero backs off Mason throws a huge counter combo but Romero manages to avoid it all.
Romero throws a body punch but Mason moves out of range.
Mason slips under a jab.
Romero on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Mason throws a push kick but Romero slaps the foot to one side.
Mason 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.
Romero thows a left - swing and a miss!
Romero is looking to slow Mason down with leg kicks.
Romero thows a leg kick but Mason checks it
and Mason cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Romero swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Mason on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Romero avoids the body shot from Mason.
Mason moves out of range of the body kick.
Mason wants to clinch.
Mason on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.

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!
A big right from Romero misses.
Jab, jab by Mason - just one landing.
Mason takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Romero slips under a jab from Mason.
Romero throws an ugly left hook that misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Romero misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Mason.
A nice leg kick lands there from Romero.
Romero moves out of range of the body kick from Mason.
Mason is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Romero takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Mason throws a leg kick but Romero sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Romero thows a left - swing and a miss!
Romero scores with a shot to the body.
Jab from Mason.

Romero closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Mason's guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Romero has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Mason trying to control the position here.
Mason keeping moving, preventing Romero from controlling successfully.
Romero throws a strike but Mason rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.


Mason avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Romero looking to control.

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.
Romero 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.
Mason showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Romero wants to sweep but no luck.
Romero is trying to control the position but Mason postures up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Romero tries a low kick but Mason avoids it.
Romero looks to throw the jab but Mason is out of range.
Mason checks a leg kick nicely.
Romero uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Mason has time to react.
Romero throws a leg kick but Mason checks it.
It seemed like Mason was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Romero misses with a looping left.
Romero just misses with a punch to the body.
Romero rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Mason counters with a nice leg kick.
Romero is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Mason can do to turn this around?
Romero throws a big shot that misses.
Mason misses with an attempted mid kick.
Romero tries to counter with a takedown but Mason is quick to defend against it.
Hector Romero seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Romero defending well as Mason loads up on a big left hand.
Romero throws a leg kick that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero misses with a wild body shot.
Mason throws a big shot that misses.
Romero looks to land a right hand but Mason moved out of range.
Romero takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Mason tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Mason throws a low kick, looking for Romero's leg but Romero calmly moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero throws a front kick aimed at Mason's knee but Mason avoids it well.
Mason uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Romero.
Mason now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Mason lands a nice hook to Romero's body. Romero takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Mason throws a predictable looking body shot

and Romero counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Romero.
Mason trying to control the position here.
Mason avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Mason keeping moving, preventing Romero from controlling successfully.

Mason is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Romero is aware though and is defending well.
Romero throws a big right hand that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Romero pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Mason is keeping the position for now.
Romero connects with a couple of short punches.
Romero is looking to advance position but Mason has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!

Romero is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Romero is squirming around, avoiding Mason's attempts to control the action.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero is working to get back to half guard.
Romero is working hard here to advance position.
Mason controlling from the full mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Mason is continuing to stall.
Romero tries to hold on but Mason pushes him away.
Mason trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Mason is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Romero really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
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 Hector Romero will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Romero throws a front kick aimed at Mason's knee but Mason avoids it well.
Mason is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Romero.
Romero swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Romero just misses with a punch to the body.

Mason gets a clinch.

Romero pulls Mason into guard.

Romero is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Mason defends well.
Mason is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Romero working for a triangle but Mason defends it easily.
Mason preventing the sweep.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Romero has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Mason can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Romero tries to land a sweep but no joy.

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

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.
The fighters circling - Mason throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

Mason clinches up against the cage.
Mason goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Romero scores with a shoulder strike.

Romero pulls guard effortlessly.
Hector Romero overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Mason in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Mason controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Romero wants to sweep but no luck.
Romero working a defensive guard here.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mason stays in close to Romero's body and controls the position.
Mason won't allow Romero to sweep him here.

Romero looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Romero throws a leg kick
and Mason connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Mason ducks right into an uppercut from Romero.
Mason uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Romero.
Romero getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Romero throws a hook to the side of Mason's head but Mason sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Romero throws out a leg kick but Mason moves out of range and Romero only half commits.
Mason swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mason lands with an overhand left.
The fighters circling - Mason throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Romero throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Romero misses with a lunging right hand
and Mason counters with an outside leg kick.
A big left from Romero misses.
Romero walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Romero throws a leg kick
and Mason 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!

Mason takes the fight into the clinch.
Romero jumps guard but Mason stands there with Romero around his waist. Romero gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Romero tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Mason lands a body punch.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Mason scores with a hook to the body.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Still in the clinch, Mason scores with a nice short uppercut.
Mason pressing his opponent against the cage.
Mason misses with a hook to the ribs.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Mason connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Hector Romero is winning the standup battle so far.
Romero has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Mason finds it's way round the side to connect with Romero's head.
Romero throws a jab when Mason was well out of range.
Mason thuds his shin into the meat of Romero's side.
Mason throws a body shot but no joy.
Mason shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Romero moves out of range as Mason throws a body kick.
Mason has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Mason throws a leg kick which misses Romero's front leg but catches the back leg as Romero tries to avoid it.
Romero uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Mason has time to react.
Romero scores with a shot to the body.
Romero misses with a hook.
Mason stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Romero.
Romero misses with a kick to the body.
Romero misses with a right hand
and Mason counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Romero buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Mason closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
A shot in the inside from Mason.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mason lands a hook to the side of the head.

Romero manages to break the clinch.
Mason lands a jab.
Romero swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Romero misses with a looping left.
Mason ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Romero moves away.
Romero attempts a counter takedown but Mason avoids it well and moves away.
Mason clobbers Romero with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Romero scores with a spinning back kick!
Mason keeps Romero at a distance using the push kick.
Mason uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Romero.
Romero misses the shot to the body.
Romero misses with a hook.
Romero scores with a leg kick.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Romero jumps guard but Mason turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Mason goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mason tries a body shot but Romero blocks it.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Romero fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Romero tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Mason smiles and moves away.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hector Romero. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Mason misses with a body shot.
Romero dips to his left and cracks Mason with an uppercut!
Romero throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Mason looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Romero takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Romero shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
letting Mason counter with a right hand.
Romero throws a low kick but Mason avoids it.
Mason throws a counter combo.
Romero lunges at Mason with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Mason's hand.
Romero doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
A good leg kick by Romero.
Mason throws a jab when Romero was well out of range.
Mason walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Romero misses the shot to the body.
Mason changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Mason finds it's way round the side to connect with Romero's head.
Mason moves out of range of the strikes.
Romero missing with a left hand there. Mason was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Mason throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Romero looks to throw the jab but Mason is out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Mason! But no joy.
Mason pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A big left from Mason misses.
Romero tries to land a leg kick but Mason saw it coming and moves away.
Mason misses with a body kick.
Romero shoots in looking for a takedown. Mason tries to sprawl out of it but Romero keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Mason manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Romero throws a quick inside leg kick.
A lazy left from Romero finds it's target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mason displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Romero.

Mason closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
A nice right hand lands inside from Mason.
Mason lands a hook 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!
Romero is trying to pull guard but Mason turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Mason goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Mason lands a shot to the body.

Romero jumps guard and drags Mason to the mat. He's obviously going to be looking for submissions off his back.

Romero is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Mason is aware though and is defending well.
Mason sitting in guard, not really doing much.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Zane Mason dominated that fourth round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


Mason changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Romero 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.
Mason lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Mason.
Some bone on bone action there as Mason checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Mason blocks a leg kick.
Romero bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Mason's head.
Mason just misses with a punch to the body.
Romero bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Mason's head backwards.
Mason's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Romero closes this distance looking for a takedown but Mason circles away.
As Romero backs off Mason throws a huge counter combo but Romero manages to avoid it all.
Mason slips a jab from Romero.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A cross from Romero lands.
Romero checks a leg kick.
Mason throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
An inside leg kick from Romero misses.
Nice cross by Romero.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Romero keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Zane Mason is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mason connects with a crisp jab.
Mason tries to clinch but Romero moves out of range.
Romero lands a leg kick that knocks Mason off balance momentarily.
Mason throws a body shot but no joy.
Romero misses with an uppercut
and Mason counters with a good low kick that Romero was not able to check.
Mason bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Mason throws a looping overhand right but Romero ducks down to avoid it.
Romero throws a good cross that connects.
Mason bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Romero's head backwards.
Romero throws a leg kick but Mason checks it.
Romero sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Romero feints and then cracks Mason's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Mason down.
Romero tries to move into range but Mason moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Mason throws a nice inside leg kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Mason clinches with his opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Romero drags the fight down to the ground.
Romero working a defensive guard here.
Romero looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero working a defensive guard here.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.
Romero is really struggling to control Mason but he's trying to hold on to the position.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Romero moves out of range as Mason throws a body kick.
Romero throws a wild body kick that Mason sees coming a mile off.
Romero throws a body kick that misses.
A countering left hand to the body from Mason misses.
Romero takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Romero misses with a leg kick
enabling Mason to counter with a crisp jab.
Romero throws a leg kick that is checked
and Mason cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mason connects with a leg kick. Romero looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Mason misses with a straight right.
Mason throws a hook but Romero blocks it.
Romero drops down looking for a counter takedown but Mason sprawls and moves away.
The fighters circling - Romero throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Romero misses with an uppercut. Mason saw that one coming.
Romero dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Mason. That did some damage!
Romero looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Romero misses with a wild body shot.
Romero misses with a takedown attempt - Mason sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Romero looks to land a body kick but Mason moved away.
Romero walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Romero stuns Mason with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Romero thows a leg kick but Mason checks it
and Mason counters with a nice body shot.
Romero throws a poor cross that misses

and Mason counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Romero is trying to pull guard but Mason turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hector Romero. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Romero breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Romero jabs Mason right on the nose. Mason blinks but takes it well.

And that's the end of the fight!
Zane Mason comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Mason 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 47:48
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 47:48
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Zane Mason!

Zane Mason is the new welterweight champion!
Zane Mason decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: CEC 600     
Date:   Jul 11, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hector Romero (ranked 14 p4p, 2 weight class) and Phol Murhaa (ranked 13 p4p, 1 weight class). Romero comes to the cage accompanied by Havana. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

183 cm
36
171 lbs
34 - 12 - 0
182 cm
34
188 lbs
34 - 11 - 3
Good wrestling
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 34 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 11 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Phol Murhaa!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Percy O'Donnell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Romero. Murhaa shrugs it off though.
We've been hearing reports that Romero has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Romero misses with a hook. Murhaa ducked under it nicely.
Murhaa misses the shot to the body.
Romero tries to counter with a takedown but Murhaa is quick to defend against it.
A telegraphed right hand from Romero misses the target.
Romero throws the left hand but Murhaa avoids the punch easily.
Murhaa looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Murhaa throws a jab but it's blocked by Romero.

Murhaa gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Romero to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Romero throws a big elbow that misses.
Romero is fighting to break Murhaa's control of his arms but Murhaa is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Romero postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero trying to control but Murhaa is working from the bottom.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Romero accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Murhaa has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Murhaa preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Romero with a flurry of punches that miss.
Murhaa not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Murhaa pulls Romero in close to his closed guard and prevents Romero from doing any damage or advancing position.
Let's hope that Murhaa has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Romero is working Murhaa over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Romero throwing strikes from guard but Murhaa blocks nicely.
Romero landing with the ground and pound.
Romero looking to pass the guard.
Romero looking to sit in guard and control but Murhaa gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Murhaa stopping the sweep attempt from Romero.

Murhaa stands up and waves to Romero to follow him.
A looping hook to the body misses from Murhaa. Romero does a little dance to reset his feet.
Romero listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa is looking to chop away at Romero's legs.
Murhaa uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Romero.
Murhaa throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Murhaa looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Romero throws a low kick but Murhaa moves out of range easily.
Murhaa throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Romero connects with a looping right hand.
Romero scores with a jab to the body.
Romero misses with an uppercut
and Murhaa counters with a flying knee. Nice.
Romero lands a nice shot that snaps Murhaa's head back.
Murhaa tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Romero was well out of range. Poor timing from Murhaa.
Romero tries to counter with a takedown but Murhaa is quick to defend against it.
Romero thumps Murhaa with a low kick.
A solid leg kick lands there for Romero.
Murhaa misses with an attempted mid kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Murhaa slips a jab from Romero.
A looping hook to the body misses from Romero. Murhaa does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Murhaa lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Romero thumps Murhaa with a low kick.
Romero uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Murhaa.
Murhaa tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Romero paws at him with a jab and circles away.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Murhaa walks into a straight right hand from Romero.
Murhaa 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.
Romero tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Murhaa defends well and Romero ends up having to push Murhaa into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Murhaa checks a low kick from Romero.
Romero misses with a right hand
and Murhaa counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Romero ducks under a wild hook from Murhaa.

Romero shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Murhaa controlling the position.
Romero looking to pass the guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Romero tries a low kick but Murhaa avoids it.
Murhaa scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Romero throws an off balance right hand
and Murhaa counters with a slapping leg kick.
Romero pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Murhaa tries to move into range but Romero moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Murhaa walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Romero slips under a jab.
Romero half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
That kick from Romero tenderised Murhaa's leg. Murhaa is trying to keep his angry face on.
Romero scores with a jab to the jaw.
Murhaa wants to clinch up but Romero keeps it at a distance.
Murhaa tries to bum rush Romero with a series of wild strikes but Romero uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Romero thuds a left hand into Murhaa's body.
Murhaa takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Romero misses with a low kick.
Murhaa throws a leg kick but Romero checks it.
Romero fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Murhaa checks it well.
Murhaa now looks to counter with a shot at the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero throws a big shot that misses.
Murhaa throws out a counter right but Romero avoids it with no problem.
Romero fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Murhaa is out of range.
A nice inside leg kick there by Romero. That's going to slow Murhaa down.
Romero throws a looping overhand right but Murhaa ducks down to avoid it.
Romero is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Murhaa can do to turn this around?
Romero throws a body punch but Murhaa moves out of range.
A big left from Romero misses.
Romero throws a jab when Murhaa was well out of range.
Romero scores with a shot to the body.
Romero just misses with a punch to the body.
Murhaa counters with a body kick.
Murhaa tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Murhaa lands with a shot to the body.
Romero connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Murhaa's hands.
Romero fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Murhaa is out of range.
Romero clobbers Murhaa with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Hector Romero seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Romero finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Romero digs a good hook to Murhaa's body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Murhaa misses with a hook. Romero ducked under it nicely.
Romero missing with a left hand there. Murhaa was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Murhaa takes a jab right on the kisser.
Romero throws a one two combo.
Murhaa on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Romero lands a nice leg kick that just misses Murhaa's sensitive parts.
Romero has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Murhaa.
Hector Romero is winning the standup battle so far.
Murhaa ducks under a wild hook from Romero.
Murhaa was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Romero connects with the punch.
Romero throws a low kick but Murhaa moves out of range easily.

Romero closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Murhaa quickly recovers to half guard.
Romero missing with the ground and pound from half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Romero trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Romero throwing strikes but missing.
Murhaa working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Romero.
Romero throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Murhaa works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Murhaa is trying to keep Romero in close.
Romero with a nice head shot there.
Romero lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Romero loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Romero is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero preventing the sweep.
Romero trying to control but Murhaa is working from the bottom.
Romero throwing strikes but missing.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Murhaa is controlling Romero's posture.
Murhaa's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Romero looking to pass the guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hector Romero dominated that second round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Murhaa moves out of range of the leg kick from Romero.
Murhaa looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Murhaa's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Romero bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Romero attempts a counter takedown but Murhaa avoids it well and moves away.
Romero misses the shot to the body.
Murhaa defending well as Romero loads up on a big left hand.
Murhaa flicks out a counter leg kick but Romero steps away.
Romero ducks under a wild hook from Murhaa.
Romero with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Murhaa 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.
Romero throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Murhaa steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Romero. That one must have hurt.
Romero throws a leg kick but Murhaa checks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Murhaa misses with a looping right.
A good leg kick by Murhaa.
A leg kick checked by Romero.
Romero throws a leg kick which misses Murhaa's front leg but catches the back leg as Murhaa tries to avoid it.
Romero loads up on a big right hand but Murhaa slips the punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero dips to his left and cracks Murhaa with an uppercut!
Romero throws a body shot but no joy.
Murhaa throws a series of punches but Romero moves out of range.
Murhaa misses with a wild body shot.
Romero ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Romero scores with a body shot.
Romero feints and then cracks Murhaa's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Murhaa down.
Murhaa stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Romero.
A slapping leg kick lands for Romero.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Murhaa, right into the meat.
Murhaa blocks a leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Murhaa. Romero does a little dance to reset his feet.
Romero avoids a kick to the body.

Romero drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
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!
Romero throwing ground and pound but whilst doing so, he forgets to control position and Murhaa works his way back to half guard. Good composure under pressure.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Romero connects with a nice short shot to Murhaa's temple.
Romero tries to pass the half guard into mount. Murhaa knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Murhaa is trying to get back to full guard.
Hector Romero overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Romero working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Murhaa wants to improve his position but Romero is controlling well.
Romero throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero prevents Murhaa from improving his position.
Romero throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Romero wants to control but Murhaa is keeping him busy.
Romero missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Murhaa avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Romero.
Murhaa blocking the ground and pound attempt from Romero.
Murhaa trying to hold on to Romero's head to control him but Romero postures up.
Romero looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Romero slips a nice elbow through Murhaa's hands, connecting with Murhaa's forehead.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Murhaa does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Murhaa holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Romero thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Murhaa is trying to get back to full guard.
Romero is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Romero wants to pass to mount but Murhaa is defending the position.
Murhaa blocking the ground and pound attempt from Romero.
Romero not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Romero thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Murhaa's head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hector Romero clearly takes that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Romero throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Romero tried to score with a low kick but Murhaa checks it.
Murhaa uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Romero.
Romero fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Murhaa has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Romero dips to his left and cracks Murhaa with an uppercut!
Murhaa scores with a shot to the body.
Romero connects with an inside leg kick.
A low kick from Romero misses
and Murhaa counters with a straight right hand.
Murhaa looks to land a right hand but Romero moved out of range.
Romero scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A jab from Romero misses.
Romero swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Murhaa counters with a stiff right hand.
Murhaa slips under a jab from Romero.
Romero fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Murhaa takes one on the chin but seems OK.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Romero is defended easily by Murhaa.
Murhaa attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.

Romero gets a takedown into half guard.
Murhaa keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.

Romero is working for a kimura but Murhaa is defending it quite comfortably.
Murhaa wants to control but Romero is keeping busy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Murhaa is looking to control Romero's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Murhaa avoid being mounted?
Still in half guard, Romero seems content to control.
Phol Murhaa has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Romero takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Romero thows a huge punch but Murhaa dodges it nicely.
Murhaa is controlling Romero's position as best he can from this difficult position.
Romero is keen to just control but Murhaa is a slippery customer.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Romero trying to pass the guard but Murhaa defending well.
Romero scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Romero throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Romero passes to full mount!
Murhaa can't escape the position.
Murhaa keeps trying to improve his position.
Romero is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Murhaa can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
Murhaa avoids a series of strikes thrown by Romero.
Romero thowing strikes but they're hitting the gloves, not doing any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Murhaa working to try and regain half guard.
Murhaa tries to hold on but Romero postures up.
Romero looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Romero lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
Murhaa wants to control but Romero is having none of 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!
Romero thowing shots but they're missing.
Romero thowing strikes but they're hitting the gloves, not doing any damage.
Murhaa keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hector Romero had his way with Phol Murhaa in that round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. This is the final round!


Romero throws a big shot that misses.
Romero lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Murhaa takes one to the side of the head.
Romero misses with a looping right.
Murhaa looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Romero scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Murhaa doesn't seem bothered though.
Romero throws a leg kick which misses Murhaa's front leg but catches the back leg as Murhaa tries to avoid it.
Romero connects with an inside leg kick.
Murhaa throws a shot to the body.
Romero scores with the left hand. Murhaa knows he should have avoided that one.
Romero fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Romero connects with an inside leg kick.
Romero lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

Romero looking for a takedown here - he's got it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Murhaa pulls Romero in to control the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero throwing strikes from guard but Murhaa blocks nicely.
Murhaa is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Romero wants to control from the top but Murhaa keeps moving.
Romero throws a big elbow that misses.
Murhaa looking for a sweep. Not yet Murhaa, not yet.
Romero controls from within his opponent's guard.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Hector Romero is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

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.
Murhaa tries to clinch there but Romero circles away.
Romero throws a solid leg kick but Murhaa takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Romero.
Romero lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Romero connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
The fighters circling - Murhaa throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A slow jab from Romero misses its intended target.
Romero avoids the body shot from Murhaa.
Romero throws a hook but Murhaa avoids it easily.
Romero walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Murhaa checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Murhaa uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Romero.
Murhaa only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Phol Murhaa is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Murhaa gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Romero.
Romero scores with a nice head shot.
Murhaa uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Romero.
A little jabbing left from Murhaa on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Murhaa on the side of the head.
Romero dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Murhaa cracks Romero with an open hand slap.
Romero connects with a leg kick. Murhaa looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Some bone on bone action there as Murhaa checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Romero bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Murhaa's head backwards.
Romero lands an overhand right.
Murhaa has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Murhaa fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Romero manages to avoid it.
Romero punishes Murhaa's body with a nice straight punch.
Murhaa wants to clinch.
Murhaa takes one on the chin but keeps coming.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero connects with a body shot that sends Murhaa's belly button to the back.
Murhaa misses with the combination.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

A momentary lapse in concentration from Murhaa enables Romero to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Murhaa manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
Romero lands a couple of decent looking shots.

Murhaa working for a triangle but Romero defends it easily.
Romero postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.

And that's the end of the fight!
Hector Romero showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Romero 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 50:45
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 50:45
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hector Romero!

Hector Romero retains his welterweight title!
During a confident post fight interview, Hector Romero thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
Phol Murhaa was interviewed post fight and said 'vittu'.
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Event: CEC 597     
Date:   Jun 27, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Linus Akerman (ranked 18 p4p, 2 weight class) and Hector Romero (ranked 33 p4p, 6 weight class). Romero has chosen Havana as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
32
177 lbs
22 - 6 - 0
183 cm
36
171 lbs
33 - 12 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
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 champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Linus Akerman!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Timothy Bukovac and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Romero tried to score with a low kick but Akerman checks it.
Akerman changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Romero moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Romero scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Hector Romero seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Akerman doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Akerman listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Akerman throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Romero with the counter takedown but Akerman avoids it easily.
Romero ducks under a wild hook from Akerman.
Akerman connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Romero looks to score with a jab to the body but Akerman is just out of range.
Romero swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Romero misses the shot to the body.
Akerman slips under a jab from Romero.
Romero throws a leg kick
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Romero.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Akerman tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Romero was well out of range. Poor timing from Akerman.
Romero checks a low kick from Akerman.
Romero throws an overhand right that lands on Akerman's shoulder, as Akerman tries to avoid the shot.
Romero tries to land a leg kick but Akerman saw it coming and moves away.
Akerman throws a leg kick but Romero moved away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Akerman tries to land a leg kick but Romero saw it coming and moves away.
Akerman pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Akerman throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Romero misses with a looping right.
Akerman's corner calls for a 1-2. Akerman obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Romero throws a half hearted mid kick.
Akerman takes one to the side of the head.
Akerman takes a swing at Romero's ribcage but misses.
Romero connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Akerman dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Romero throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Akerman throws a low kick but it's checked well by Romero.
Akerman throws a half hearted mid kick.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Romero checks a leg kick.
Romero lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Romero throws a body shot but no joy.
Akerman just misses with a punch 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!
Romero comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Akerman misses with a low kick.
Romero misses with a looping left.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Akerman.
Romero lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Akerman throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Romero - that will leave a mark!
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Good leg kick by Romero there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.

Romero closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Romero working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
Romero in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.
Akerman is trying to get back to half guard.
Romero content to control the pace. The referee will try and keep them active though.
Romero is looking to take a break and control but Akerman is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Romero misses with an attempted head punch from side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Akerman is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Romero is trying to control the action in half guard but Akerman is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Romero working the head and body with strikes.
Romero sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Akerman avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Romero.
Akerman is trying to control but can't.
Akerman is not content to let Romero control the position.
Romero is looking to advance position but Akerman won't allow it.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Akerman on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero is trying to control. Akerman wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Akerman is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Romero stops Akerman from getting back to his feet.
Romero prevents Akerman from improving his position.
Romero throwing shots but Akerman is blocking nicely.
Romero throwing shots but Akerman is blocking nicely.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Romero connects with a nice short shot to Akerman's temple.
Romero looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Akerman with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Romero wants to pass to mount but Akerman is defending the position.
Romero is trying to control the action in half guard but Akerman is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hector Romero 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.


Romero scoring well with a low kick there.
Romero tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Akerman throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Some bone on bone action there as Akerman checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Romero swings away with a body shot that misses
and Akerman counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Romero scores with a jab to the jaw.
Akerman avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Decent striking displayed by Romero there.
Romero lands with a cross.

Akerman moves into the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Akerman.
Romero tries to circle away but Akerman has him pinned against the cage.
Romero misses with a body punch.
Romero blocks an uppercut.

Romero escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Romero missing with a left hand there. Akerman was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Romero misses with a low kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Akerman throws out a leg kick but Romero moves out of range and Akerman only half commits.
Romero is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Akerman ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Romero moves away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Akerman smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Akerman jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Akerman takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Romero throws a looping overhand right but Akerman ducks down to avoid it.
Akerman was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Akerman misses with a body shot.
A big left from Romero misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Akerman misses the target.
Hector Romero seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Romero connects with the punch.
Romero is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Akerman throws a leg kick that is checked
and Romero counters with a nice leg kick.
Akerman ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Romero moves away.
Romero turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Romero will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Akerman keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Good work by Akerman as he checks the leg kick.
Akerman takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Akerman has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Romero.
Romero moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Romero checks a leg kick.
Romero feints the counter takedown.
Romero feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Akerman's calf.
Linus Akerman is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Akerman misses with a right hand

and Romero decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Akerman's guard.
Romero throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Akerman works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Romero throws a strike but Akerman rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Romero looking for a sweep. Not yet Romero, not yet.

Romero looks to be working for a triangle here. Oh, it looks like he might have it! Akerman has picked Romero up and slammed him! Romero can't keep hold of the triangle and Akerman manages to pass to side control!
Romero is trying to get back to half guard.
Romero keeps trying to improve his position.
Akerman is looking to take a break and control but Romero is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero tries to improve position but can't.
Romero gets back to half guard.
Romero wants to get back to full guard.
Akerman is looking to take a break and control but Romero is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Akerman tries to stand but his arm is trapped.
Hector Romero has got the better of the ground game so far.

Akerman stands, ready to strike. The ref makes him back up and allows Romero to get to his feet.
Romero throws an overhand right that lands on Akerman's shoulder, as Akerman tries to avoid the shot.
Akerman misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Romero.
Akerman ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Romero moves away.
Akerman is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Akerman lands a right hook to the body.
Romero lands a nice leg kick that just misses Akerman's sensitive parts.
Akerman cracks the inside of Romero's front leg.
Akerman fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Romero manages to avoid it.
Akerman thows a leg kick but Romero checks it

and Romero counters with a takedown into side control.
Akerman takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
Romero wants to lay and pray for a moment but Akerman keeps working.
Romero cracks Akerman with a big elbow.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Romero loads up on a big right hand but Akerman slips the punch.
Akerman misses with a head kick.
Akerman cracks Romero with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Romero feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Akermans jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Romero misses with an uppercut.
Akerman misses with a looping left.
Romero feints and then cracks Akerman's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Akerman down.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Romero 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 Akerman has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Akerman and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Akerman misses with an uppercut. Romero saw that one coming.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Akerman.
Akerman blocks a jab.
Akerman walks into a jab.
Akerman tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Romero changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Akerman pivots, looking for a leg kick but Romero is out of range and Akerman settles back down.
Romero throws a hook but Akerman avoids it easily.
Romero misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Akerman.
The fighters circle momentarily. Romero darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Romero.
Akerman drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Akerman takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Romero jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Romero dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Romero staying out of range there.
Akerman misses with a body shot
and Romero connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Romero moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Akerman takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Romero loads up on a big right hand but Akerman slips the punch.
A little feinted left hand from Akerman on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Akerman darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Romero fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Romero 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 Akerman has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Akerman and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Akerman checks a leg kick.
Romero swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Akerman avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Romero throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Akerman stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Romero takes one to the chin there.
Romero looks for the body kick but Akerman saw that one coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Akerman looks to land a left hand but Romero moved out of range nicely.
Nice shot by Akerman.
Akerman throws a leg kick but Romero checks it.
Romero misses with a body shot
and Akerman counters with a stiff right hand.
Akerman throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Romero throws a leg kick which misses Akerman's front leg but catches the back leg as Akerman tries to avoid it.
Akerman needs to keep his hands up - Romero had a free shot at his head there.
Romero staying out of range there.
Akerman jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Romero misses with a wild body shot.
Akerman throws a body punch but Romero moves out of range.
Romero lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Romero with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Akerman ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Akerman takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Romero fails miserably with a takedown attempt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Akerman misses the shot to the body.
Akerman connects with a good right hand that stumbles Romero. Romero circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Akerman misses with a body shot.
Akerman takes a jab right on the kisser.
Romero has a takedown stuffed.
Romero shoots in for a takedown but Akerman shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
As Romero backs away, Akerman returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Linus Akerman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Hector Romero.
Romero misses with a hook.
Akerman tries to land a leg kick but Romero saw it coming and moves away.
Akerman's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Romero connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Akerman scrambles back to his feet.
Romero lands a jab.
Akerman connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
A leg kick checked by Romero.
Akerman takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Akerman doesn't manage to clinch there - Romero circles away.
Romero looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Akerman swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Romero.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Romero throws the left hand but Akerman avoids the punch easily.
Akerman stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Romero.
Romero scores with a leg kick.
Akerman scoring well with a low kick there.
Romero swings for the body but Akerman moves out of range.
Akerman stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Akerman swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Romero.
Romero misses the shot to the body.
Romero swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Romero paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Akerman tests Romero's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Akerman looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Akerman wants to land a leg kick but Romero is out of range.
Romero lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Akerman scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Romero connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hector Romero really 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.


Akerman connects with a body shot that sends Romero's belly button to the back.
Romero throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Akerman looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Romero fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Akerman checks it well.
Romero fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Akerman.
Akerman throws a jab when Romero was well out of range.
Romero checks the leg kick nicely there.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Romero! But no joy.
Akerman lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Akerman checks a leg kick.
Romero throws a body punch but Akerman moves out of range.
Akerman lands a leg kick that knocks Romero off balance momentarily.
Romero cracks Akerman with a good jab.
Akerman takes a jab right on the kisser.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero swings and misses with a hook to the body.
As Romero backs away, Akerman returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Akerman on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Akerman swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Akerman slips under a jab from Romero.
Romero throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Akerman stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Akerman checks a leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero throws a lazy uppercut
and Akerman counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Romero throws a hook to the side of Akerman's head but Akerman sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Romero lands with a thumping leg kick.
Romero lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Romero checks a low kick from Akerman.
Romero lands with a kick to the ribs.
Romero lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Romero fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Akerman lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Akerman uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Romero.
And Akerman counters with a quick kick to the body but Romero blocks it.
Romero connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Akerman's hands.
Akerman throws a lazy right hand but Romero sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Akerman misses with a body shot.
Romero ducks right into an uppercut from Akerman.
Romero walks into a left hand.

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!
Romero throws an overhand right that lands on Akerman's shoulder, as Akerman tries to avoid the shot.
Akerman misses with a head kick.
Good shot there by Romero.
Akerman takes a swing at Romero's ribcage but misses.
Nice body punch from Romero.
Akerman misses with a straight left.
Romero is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
A jab from Akerman misses.
Akerman uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Romero.
Akerman moves out of range of the body kick from Romero.
Romero throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Romero misses with an uppercut.
Akerman with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Akerman moves in looking to clinch but Romero pushes him off.
A slapping leg kick lands for Akerman.
Akerman is looking to clinch.
Akerman throws an overhand right that lands on Romero's shoulder, as Romero tries to avoid the shot.
Romero's jab looks to have found its range, popping Akerman under the eye.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Akerman. Romero does a little dance to reset his feet.
Romero feints the counter takedown.
Akerman has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Romero.
That kick from Romero tenderised Akerman's leg. Akerman is trying to keep his angry face on.
Akerman throws a low kick but Romero avoids it.
Akerman throws a chopping leg kick but Romero manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Romero throws a leg kick that is checked
and Akerman counters with a thumping low kick.
Akerman lands with a hook. Romero tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Romero showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Akerman.
Romero walks into a jab.
Romero lands a jab to the nose.
Romero sizes up Akerman with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Akerman scores with a hook to the body. Romero takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Akerman ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Romero moves out of range of the body kick from Akerman.
A low kick from Romero misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Akerman misses with a looping left.
Romero throws a lazy right hand but Akerman sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Romero just misses with a punch to the body.
Akerman fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Romero manages to avoid it.
Akerman tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Romero was well out of range. Poor timing from Akerman.
Akerman looks to land a left hand but Romero moved out of range nicely.
Romero lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Romero misses with a low kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Romero. Akerman does a little dance to reset his feet.
A slapping leg kick lands for Romero.
Romero fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Romero scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Romero fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Akerman on the side of the head.
Romero moves away from the strike by Akerman.
Romero with a nice cross.
Akerman misses with a hook. Romero ducked under it nicely.
Akerman throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Romero stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Hector Romero will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Akerman misses with an uppercut.
Akerman connects with a crisp jab.
Akerman fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Romero digs a good body shot into Akerman's ribs.
Romero lands a head shot.
Romero uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Akerman.
Romero is looking to chop away at Akerman's legs.
Romero smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Akerman scores with a jab to the jaw.
Akerman uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Romero.
Romero rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
enabling Akerman to counter with a crisp jab.
Romero thuds his right hand into Akerman's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Romero tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Akerman swivels and escapes.
Romero throws out a leg kick but Akerman moves out of range and Romero only half commits.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Romero misses with a low kick.
Akerman tries a low kick but Romero avoids it.
Romero takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Akerman throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Romero sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Akerman tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Romero is able to avoid easily.
Nice defenses there by Romero.
Romero is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Good exchange - Akerman coming out on top.
Romero connects with a single shot there.
Akerman misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Romero counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Akerman misses with a leg kick.
Romero misses with a straight right.
Romero misses with a wild combination.
An attempted straight right counter from Akerman misses the target.
Romero scores with a leg kick.
Romero misses with a looping left.
Akerman moves out of range of the strikes.

Akerman drives through and clinches with Romero against the cage.
Akerman lands with a right to the head.
Romero tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Akerman smiles and moves away.
Linus Akerman has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Hector Romero 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.
Akerman misses with a straight left.
Romero lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Akerman just misses with a punch to the body.
Akerman avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Romero throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Akerman sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A shot to the liver by Romero. Beautiful body shot.
Akerman throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Romero is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Akerman misses with a looping left.
Akerman steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Romero.
Romero scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Akerman misses with a low kick as Romero jumps back.
Akerman misses with an uppercut.
Romero lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Some bone on bone action there as Romero checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Nice body punch from Akerman.
Akerman throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Romero fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Akerman misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Romero.
Romero looks to land a right hand but Akerman moved out of range.
Akerman appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Romero looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Akerman moves out of range of the body kick.
Romero has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Akerman.
A nice inside leg kick there by Romero. That's going to slow Akerman down.
Romero tries to score a power double leg takedown but Akerman sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Romero somewhat.
It looked like Akerman wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Linus Akerman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Hector Romero.
Romero checks a low kick from Akerman.
Nice jab there from Akerman.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Akerman, as that shot connected.

It looks like Hector Romero has been cut.
Akerman pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A telegraphed right hand from Romero misses the target.
Akerman throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Romero looks to land a right hand but Akerman moved out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Akerman staying out of range there.
Akerman moves out of range as Romero strikes.
Akerman avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Akerman throws a leg kick but Romero sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Akerman throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Akerman takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Akerman throws a jab when Romero was well out of range.
Akerman misses with a straight right.
Romero throws a body shot but no joy.
A quick step to the side and Akerman tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Romero fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Akerman shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Romero avoids the body shot from Akerman.
Romero misses with the body kick
and Akerman counters with a straight right hand.
Romero takes a shot right to the bread basket.
The fighters circle momentarily. Romero darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Akerman throws a solid leg kick but Romero takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Akerman.

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 Linus Akerman.
I think Romero 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 46:49
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 46:49
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hector Romero!

Hector Romero is the new welterweight champion!
A victorious Hector Romero thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
Linus Akerman was interviewed post fight and said 'I tried to schock the world, create a legacy. Didn't work out but i know i tried. No guts no glory! '.
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Event: CEC 592     
Date:   Jun 01, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hector Romero (ranked 36 p4p, 5 weight class) and Pete Granger (ranked 115 p4p, 18 weight class). Romero comes to the cage accompanied by Havana. Granger has chosen Get Ya Strut On - Lord Have Mercy 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.

183 cm
36
171 lbs
32 - 12 - 0
182 cm
29
178 lbs
17 - 1 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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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 32 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Pete Granger!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Timothy Bukovac and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Romero throws a low kick but it's checked well by Granger.
The fighters circling - Granger throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Romero avoids a kick to the body.
An attempted straight right counter from Romero misses the target.
Granger lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Romero connects with a leg kick. Granger looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Romero misses the jab.
Granger is trying to counter with his kicks.
Romero lands a leg kick that knocks Granger off balance momentarily.
Granger throws a body shot but no joy.
Romero tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Granger was well out of range. Poor timing from Romero.
Hector Romero seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Romero shoots for a takedown but Granger saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Romero throws a body kick that misses.
Romero swings for the body but Granger moves out of range.
Romero walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Granger checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Granger connects with an inside leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Granger tries a low kick but Romero avoids it.
A leg kick checked by Granger.
Granger staying out of range there.
Granger misses the shot to the body.
Granger pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Granger checks a leg kick.
A good leg kick by Romero.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero throws out a powerful jab.
Romero blocks a jab.
Granger throws a big shot that misses.
Romero throws a hook to the side of Granger's head but Granger sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Romero shoots in for a takedown but Granger shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Romero.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hector Romero. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Romero throws a leg kick but Granger sees it coming and moves out of range.
Romero lands with a good body shot.
Romero throws a hook but Granger blocks it.
Granger is looking to chop away at Romero's legs.
Romero goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Granger stuffs the takedown attempt from Romero. Romero gets slowly back to his feet.
Granger lands with an uppercut that bounces Romero off the cage and back into range.
Granger with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Granger staying out of range there.
Granger counters with a body kick.
Romero avoids the body shot from Granger.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
That kick from Granger tenderised Romero's leg. Romero is trying to keep his angry face on.
Romero looks to land a left hand but Granger moved out of range nicely.
Romero lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Romero throws an overhand right that lands on Granger's shoulder, as Granger tries to avoid the shot.
Romero avoids the body shot from Granger.
Granger misses with an uppercut. Romero saw that one coming.
Romero slips a straight right by Granger.
The fighters circle momentarily. Granger darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Granger throws a nice inside leg kick.
Romero dives in and grabs Granger's left leg, looking for a takedown. Granger pushes down on Romero's head and hops out.
Granger misses with an attempted mid kick.
Romero cracks a nice hook into Granger's ribs.
Granger misses with a low kick.
Pete Granger is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Romero misses with a looping right.
Granger looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Romero misses the body punch
and Granger counters with a low kick, right behind Romero 's knee.
Romero looks to land a left hand but Granger moved out of range nicely.
Granger takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Granger ducks right into an uppercut from Romero.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Granger cracks the inside of Romero's front leg.
Romero throws a leg kick but Granger moved away.
Romero displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Granger throws out the jab.
Romero connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Romero listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Granger throws a looping overhand right but Romero ducks down to avoid it.
Romero feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Granger's calf.
Romero thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Granger if he has to take too many more of those.
Granger wants to land a leg kick but Romero is out of range.
Romero on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Granger throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Romero checks a leg kick nicely.
Romero pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Granger 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 Romero has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Romero and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Romero looks to land a combination but Granger avoids it well.
Romero throws a good cross that connects.
Romero works Granger's body with a nice hook.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Romero scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
A jab from Romero misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero looks to land a left hand but Granger moved out of range nicely.
Romero shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Granger pinned against the cage. Granger gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Granger throws a body kick that misses.
Granger lands a jab to the nose.
Granger bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Granger misses with a body kick.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Granger.
Romero looks to land a body kick but Granger moved away.
A combination from Romero does no damage.
Granger's corner calls for a 1-2. Granger obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Granger lands with a shot to the body.
Romero uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Granger.
Granger paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Romero throws a body kick that misses.
Romero throws a solid leg kick but Granger takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Romero.
Romero avoids the body shot from Granger.
Romero throws a leg kick but Granger moved away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Pete Granger will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Romero motions for Granger to come forward. Romero throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Nice body kick from Romero.
Romero tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Granger was well out of range. Poor timing from Romero.
Romero throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Granger chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Romero fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Granger fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Granger scores with a body shot.
The fighters circle momentarily. Granger darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Granger fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Romero is out of range.
Granger checks the leg kick.
Granger unleashes a big counter combination but Romero bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero checks a low kick from Granger.
Granger takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Romero fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Romero takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Granger throws a body punch but Romero moves out of range.
Romero lands with an uppercut that bounces Granger off the cage and back into range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Granger throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Romero.

Romero shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Granger napping and manages to drive through into side control!
Granger on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Romero working the ground and pound from side control.
Romero wants to lay and pray for a moment but Granger keeps working.
Romero scores with punches from side control.
Romero in side control, throwing shots but Granger defends.

Romero tries for a kimura but Granger is defending well.
Romero fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Romero is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Granger parries the strikes from Romero easily there. Romero is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Granger to escape.
Romero trying to control the action but Granger is working from the bottom.
Romero working away.
Granger being controlled for a moment.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero tries to score with some ground and pound. Granger controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
Romero passes to full mount! That's big trouble for Granger!
Romero has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Granger wriggling around on the bottom manages to avoid the strikes thrown by Romero.
Granger tries to hold on but Romero postures up.
Romero landing strikes, looking to finish!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Granger can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
We've been hearing that Romero has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Romero looking to control but Granger is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Granger is looking to get to half guard.
Granger takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Romero controlling from mount.
Romero thowing strikes but they're hitting the gloves, not doing any damage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Granger uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Romero.
Romero misses the shot to the body.
Granger appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
The fighters circling - Granger throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A chopping leg kick lands by Romero.
Romero misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Granger.
Romero misses with an attempted mid kick.
Romero moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Romero. Granger does a little dance to reset his feet.
An inside leg kick lands from Romero.
Romero uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Granger.
Romero throws a shot from downtown. Granger moves away and avoids it.
Romero avoids a kick to the body.
Romero displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Granger throws out the jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero lands a lovely overhand right.
Romero is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Granger can do to turn this around?
Granger cracks Romero with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Romero swings away with a body shot that misses
and Granger counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Romero on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Romero gets a double leg takedown into Granger's guard.
Granger is controlling Romero's posture.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Granger is keeping the position for now.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Granger holds on and takes a little breather.
Romero trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Romero postures up and lands a big shot to Granger's brow.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Romero accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Romero is working Granger over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Romero loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Granger working a defensive guard here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Romero in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Romero trying to control the position from guard on top but Granger is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Romero working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Granger's head.
Romero wants to control from the top but Granger keeps moving.
Romero makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Granger keeping moving, preventing Romero from controlling successfully.
Romero is looking to work some ground and pound but Granger has wrist control.
Granger controls Romero momentarily but Romero frees himself.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero throwing strikes but missing.
Romero trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Granger fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Granger avoids the body shot from Romero.
A looping hook to the body misses from Granger. Romero does a little dance to reset his feet.
Granger smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Granger checks a leg kick.
Granger pivots, looking for a leg kick but Romero is out of range and Granger settles back down.
Granger throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Romero loads up on a big right hand but Granger slips the punch.
Good work by Romero as he checks the leg kick.
Romero appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
A swing and a miss from Romero.
Granger throws a half hearted mid kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero thuds his right hand into Granger's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Romero misses with a wild body shot.
Granger's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Romero keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Romero tries to counter with a takedown but Granger is quick to defend against it.
Romero moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Romero bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Good exchange - Romero coming out on top.
Granger uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Romero.
Granger thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Romero if he has to take too many more of those.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Romero throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Romero smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Horrible takedown attempt by Romero or perhaps it was just good defense by Granger, which made it look bad.
Romero throws the kick towards the body but Granger avoids it.
Romero fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Granger has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Romero throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A nice inside leg kick there by Romero. That's going to slow Granger down.
Romero throws a wild body kick that Granger sees coming a mile off.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hector Romero!

A relieved looking Hector Romero thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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Event: CEC 586     
Date:   May 04, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hector Romero (ranked 48 p4p, 7 weight class) and Jason Rage (ranked 108 p4p, 17 weight class). Romero comes into the arena with Havana blaring out of the sound system. The crowd seem to be enjoying Rage's choice of entrance music: For Heavy Metal we will die!. This should be fireworks!

183 cm
35
171 lbs
31 - 12 - 0
178 cm
35
174 lbs
24 - 8 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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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 31 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Jason Rage!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Timothy Bukovac and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Romero slips a straight right by Rage.

Romero scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Romero lands some shots froms side control.
Romero connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Rage some visible discomfort.
Romero throws a strike aimed at the side of Rage's head but Rage avoids it well.
Romero tries to advance to mount but can't.
Rage is trying to improve his position.
Romero lands some shots froms side control.
Rage taking a bit of punishment here - Romero scoring with strikes.
Rage manages to get back to half guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rage has hold of Romero's hands but Romero slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Nice strikes from Romero there.
Romero trying to control the action but Rage is working from the bottom.
Rage gets back to full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rage controlling Romero's posture.
Romero landing some decent shots from guard.
Romero tries to free his leg and advance position but Rage is retaining full guard.
Romero throws a big right hand that misses.
Rage is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Romero makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rage is trying to keep Romero in close.
Romero connects with a couple of short punches.
Romero content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Romero's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Romero content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.

Rage throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Romero has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Romero trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Romero avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Romero trying to control but Rage is working from the bottom.
Rage not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Rage looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Romero wants to pass the guard but Rage is keeping the position.
Rage is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero is looking to work some ground and pound but Rage has wrist control.
Romero wants to control from the top but Rage keeps moving.

Rage has his foot on Romero's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Romero works his way back into a safe position though.
Romero stopping the sweep attempt from Rage.
Romero working some strikes from top position.
Rage tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Romero landing some decent shots from guard.
Rage looking to control.
Romero is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Romero is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Our spies down at at Heavy Metal inform us that Rage has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Romero scores with a decent looking elbow strike.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Rage is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Romero defends well.
Romero tries to free his leg and advance position but Rage is retaining full guard.
Romero throws a big elbow that misses.
Romero stands up over Rage, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Rage wants to sweep but no luck.
Romero landing some decent shots from guard.
Romero slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Romero working the ground and pound from side control.
Romero scoring with punches from side control.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rage manages to work his way to half guard, despite Romero's best efforts.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!
Rage trying to hold on to Romero's head to control him but Romero postures up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Romero misses with a leg kick.
Rage on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Rage looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Rage 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 jab there from Romero.
Rage moves out of range of the body kick.
Romero lands a right hook to the body.
A good leg kick by Romero.
Romero punishes Rage's body with a nice straight punch.
Romero looks to land a right hand but Rage moved out of range.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Romero keeps Rage at a distance using the push kick.
Romero is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Rage can do to turn this around?
Jab by Romero.
Rage displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Romero.
Rage feints a counter leg kick.
Hector Romero seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Romero misses the shot to the body.
Romero paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Rage throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Romero chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Rage cracks the inside of Romero's front leg.
Romero moves forwards but Rage connects with a nice, crisp jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rage takes a swing at Romero's ribcage but misses.
A slapping leg kick lands for Rage.
Romero cracks Rage with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Hector Romero is winning the standup battle so far.
Rage cracks a nice hook into Romero's ribs.
Rage takes a jab right on the kisser.
Romero throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
A jab from Romero finds it's way through Rage's defenses.
Romero misses the shot to the body.
Romero dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rage. That did some damage!
Rage fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Romero manages to avoid it.
Rage looks to throw the jab but Romero is out of range.
Romero is looking to counter punch.
Rage attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Rage throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Rage throws a shot from downtown. Romero moves away and avoids it.
Nice defenses there by Romero.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Romero jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rage attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Rage looks to score with a jab to the body but Romero is just out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero lands with a cross.
Romero stuffs the takedown attempt from Rage. Rage gets slowly back to his feet.
Rage takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
A solid leg kick lands there for Romero.
Nice body kick there by Romero.
Romero connects with a leg kick. Rage looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Rage misses with a straight left.
A shot to the liver by Romero. Beautiful body shot.
Romero throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Rage on the side of the head.
Romero walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Rage checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Rage throws a hook to the side of Romero's head but Romero sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Romero looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Romero leaves Rage with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
That kick from Romero tenderised Rage's leg. Rage is trying to keep his angry face on.
Romero connects with a nice looking jab.

Romero shoots in and gets a takedown into Rage's guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rage looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Romero trying to control but Rage is working from the bottom.
Romero is in close to Rage's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Romero lands a couple of elbows.
Romero preventing the sweep.
Hector Romero overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Romero trying to control the position from guard on top but Rage is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Romero stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Rage swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Romero throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Romero postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Romero postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Rage bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Romero's guard.


That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rage working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.

Romero has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Rage can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Rage trying to control the position from guard on top but Romero is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Romero looking for a guillotine here but Rage defends easily.
Rage landing with the ground and pound.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hector Romero dominated that second round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. 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.


Rage bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Romero dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rage. That did some damage!

Rage changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Romero looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Romero manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Nice strikes from Rage there.
Rage looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Romero is looking for a sweep. Rage is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Romero avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Rage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rage throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Rage controlling the pace.
Romero has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Rage is working away from the top position though.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rage prevents Romero from improving his position.
Romero avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Rage.
Rage throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Rage wants to lay and pray for a moment but Romero keeps working.

Romero actively working from the bottom here.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Jason Rage has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Hector Romero is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

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.
Rage is trying to control. Romero wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Romero fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A clash of legs there as Rage blocks the low kick.
Romero slips a straight right by Rage.
Rage misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Rage throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Rage wants to land a leg kick but Romero is out of range.
Romero takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Romero throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
A looping hook to the body misses from Romero. Rage does a little dance to reset his feet.
Romero paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Good standup being displayed there by Rage as he connects with a hook.
Rage's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Rage walks into a straight right hand from Romero.
Romero with a nice cross.
Romero throws out a leg kick but Rage moves out of range and Romero only half commits.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rage throws a body shot but no joy.
Romero looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Rage scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Romero doesn't seem bothered though.
Rage connects with the punch.
Romero moves into range and lands a nice body kick.

Rage tries to sprawl but Romero drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Rage works his way to full guard. Good work.

Rage had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Romero defends it easily.
Romero keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Rage's head.
Romero postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Romero stands and throws Rage's legs to the side, diving into side control.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rage takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero advances to mount.
Romero wants to control the pace but Rage is squirming around nicely.
Rage is looking to get to half guard.
Romero dominating with strikes here.
Romero postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Rage looks a forlorn figure.
Rage is trying desperately to improve position.
Romero punishing his opponent with strikes.
Rage is looking to get to half guard.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 30:27
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 30:27
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hector Romero!

During a confident post fight interview, Hector Romero thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: CEC 580     
Date:   Apr 08, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hector Romero (ranked 12 p4p, 1 weight class) and Desmond Glass (ranked 34 p4p, 4 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Romero might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Havana. The crowd seem to be enjoying Glass's choice of entrance music: Across 110th Street by Bobby Womack. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

183 cm
35
171 lbs
31 - 11 - 0
191 cm
27
185 lbs
16 - 5 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
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 31 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Desmond Glass!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Frank Antenori and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Romero connects with a crisp jab.
Glass throws a series of punches but Romero avoids them all with ease.
Glass misses with a wild body shot.
Romero throws a leg kick that is checked
enabling Glass to counter with a crisp jab.
Glass tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Romero was well out of range. Poor timing from Glass.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Romero fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Glass has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Glass connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Romero's hands.
Glass buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Glass pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Romero connects with a solid leg kick.
Glass connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Romero lands a leg kick that knocks Glass off balance momentarily.
Romero throws a big shot that misses.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Glass misses with a looping left.
Glass takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Glass misses the shot to the body.
Glass lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Romero connects with an inside leg kick.
Glass stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Romero.
Glass fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Romero manages to avoid it.
Romero avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Romero throws a nice outside leg kick.
Nice body punch from Romero.
Glass slips under a jab from Romero.

That's one minute gone in the round.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Romero.
Glass looks to land a right hand but Romero moved out of range.
Glass throws a hook to the side of Romero's head but Romero sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Desmond Glass is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Some bone on bone action there as Romero checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.

Romero looking for a takedown here - he's got it.

Glass has scooted to the edge of the canvas and used the cage to get back to his feet. Romero has stuck on his opponent and is forcing him back against the cage.
Glass can't find room to land a body shot as Romero controls the action.
Romero managing to block the knees to the body from Glass.
Glass doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Glass is pressed up against the cage. Romero has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Glass down to the mat. Glass avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Romero changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Glass tries to avoid it but Romero manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Glass to the ground. Glass escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Glass throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Glass takes one to the chin there.
Glass tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Romero was well out of range. Poor timing from Glass.
Glass throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Romero is looking to chop away at Glass's legs.
Romero shoots for a double leg takedown but Glass sprawls well. He's pushed Romero's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hector Romero. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Glass keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A big left from Romero misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero misses with a straight right.
Glass misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Romero.
Romero throws a hook but Glass avoids it easily.

Glass clinches.
A short right from Glass on the inside.

Romero's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Romero pivots, looking for a leg kick but Glass is out of range and Romero settles back down.
Romero throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Romero throws a low kick but Glass avoids it.
Romero misses with a straight left.
Glass takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Romero misses with a low kick.
Romero waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Glass.
Glass thows a left - swing and a miss!
Romero looks to score with a jab to the body but Glass is just out of range.
Glass checks a leg kick.
Glass just misses with a punch to the body.
Romero drops down looking for a counter takedown but Glass sprawls and moves away.
Romero uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Glass.
Romero throws a lazy uppercut
and Glass counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Romero tries to land a leg kick but Glass saw it coming and moves away.
Romero ducks under a wild hook from Glass.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Glass.
Glass comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Romero throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Glass sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Glass throws a body shot but no joy.
Romero drops down looking for a counter takedown but Glass sprawls and moves away.
A low kick from Glass misses

and Romero counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Glass wants to get back to his feet.
Romero landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Glass pushes Romero off looking to stand but Romero dives back in and keeps control.

Romero is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Glass has managed to free his arm - good work.
Glass is looking to escape.
Romero trying to pass the guard but Glass defending well.
Glass blocking the ground and pound attempt from Romero.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero stops Glass from getting back to his feet.
Glass is using up a lot of energy trying to get back to his feet. Perhaps he should improve his position first.
Nice strikes from Romero there.
Romero wants to control but Glass is keeping him busy.
Glass keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Romero wants to lay and pray for a moment but Glass keeps working.
Romero is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Romero throwing shots but Glass is blocking nicely.
Romero is figuring out what he wants to do next.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Romero thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Glass's head.
Romero wants to free his trapped foot but Glass is holding on for dear life with his legs.
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 Hector Romero will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!


Romero throws a hook to the side of Glass's head but Glass sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Glass keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Glass looks to land a right hand but Romero moved out of range.
Glass has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Glass jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Glass fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Romero digs a good body shot into Glass's ribs.
Glass scores with a decent looking hook.
Glass connects with a body shot.
Romero turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Romero on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Romero checks a low kick from Glass.
Romero fails with a takedown attempt.
Glass stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Romero.
Glass's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Glass jabs Romero to the body, keeping him at a distance.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Glass loads up on a big right hand but Romero slips the punch.
Romero is looking to slow Glass down with leg kicks.
Romero fails with a takedown attempt.
A countering left hand to the body from Glass misses.
Desmond Glass seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
A jab from Romero misses.
Romero tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Nice defenses there by Romero.
Glass fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Romero has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Romero feints and then cracks Glass's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Glass down.
Romero uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Glass.
Romero ducks under a wild hook from Glass.
Glass connects with a solid leg kick.
Glass throws a leg kick but Romero checks it.
Romero's corner calls for a 1-2. Romero obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Glass bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Glass throws a quick inside leg kick.
Glass throws a hook but Romero blocks it.
Glass fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Romero manages to avoid it.
It looked like Romero wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Romero's corner calls for a 1-2. Romero obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Romero.
Romero misses the shot to the body.
Romero walks into a jab.
Romero scores with a jab to the head.
Glass fails in his attempt to clinch.
Romero scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Romero misses with a straight right.
Romero connects with a jab.
Romero waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Glass.
A bone on bone clash there as Romero blocks the leg kick.
Romero staying out of range there.
Romero throws a chopping leg kick but Glass manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Glass throws a hook but Romero blocks it.
Glass motions for Romero to come forward. Glass throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Romero throws a leg kick but Glass sees it coming and moves out of range.
Romero misses with a low kick.
Romero throws a leg kick which misses Glass's front leg but catches the back leg as Glass tries to avoid it.
Romero keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Romero missing with a left hand there. Glass was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Romero.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Romero throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Romero throws a chopping leg kick but Glass manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Glass throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Glass with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Glass scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Romero doesn't seem bothered though.
Romero misses with an uppercut.
Romero throws a lazy right hand but Glass sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Glass throws out a counter right but Romero avoids it with no problem.
Glass moves forwards but Romero connects with a nice, crisp jab.
A good leg kick by Glass.
Romero tries to land a leg kick but Glass saw it coming and moves away.
Glass looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Glass works the jab nicely.
Glass uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Romero.
Glass swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Romero connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Romero throws a shot to the body.
The fighters circle momentarily. Glass darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Glass connects with a jab.
Romero misses with a hook. Glass ducked under it nicely.
Romero misses with a kick to the body.
Romero takes a swing at Glass's ribcage but misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero shoots in for a takedown but Glass shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hector Romero. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Romero swings for the body but Glass moves out of range.
Romero changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Glass misses with a leg kick.
Romero buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Glass scores with a punch to the head.
Glass looks to score with a jab to the body but Romero is just out of range.
Glass throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Glass lands a really nice looking cross but Romero seems unphased.
A slow jab from Glass misses its intended target.
Glass waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Romero.
Romero misses with a low kick.
Glass throws a body punch but Romero moves out of range.
Romero misses with a low kick.
Glass throws a jab but it's blocked by Romero.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A telegraphed right hand from Glass misses the target.
Glass throws an overhand right that lands on Romero's shoulder, as Romero tries to avoid the shot.
Romero attempts a counter takedown but Glass avoids it well and moves away.
Glass avoids a kick to the body.
A shot to the liver by Romero. Beautiful body shot.
Romero misses with a body kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Romero throws a leg kick that misses.
Romero looks to throw the jab but Glass is out of range.
Glass keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Glass.
Romero uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Glass.
Romero throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Glass moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Glass misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Romero.
Romero throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Glass looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Romero lands a nice shot that snaps Glass's head back.
Glass works Romero's body with a nice hook.
Glass defending well as Romero loads up on a big left hand.
Romero has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Romero there as he acknowledges the shot.
Romero with a nice cross.
Nice jab there from Romero.

Glass clinches up against the cage.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Still in the clinch, Glass scores with a nice short uppercut.
Romero lands a shot to the body.
Romero is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Glass to keep the fight standing.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Glass catches Romero with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Romero scores with a leg kick.
Glass thumps Romero with a low kick.
Glass chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Romero can pounce on him.
Romero avoids the body shot from Glass.
Romero jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A big right from Glass misses.
Glass throws a nice looking combination but Romero bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Romero misses with a straight left.
Glass missing with a left hand there. Romero was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Romero with a nice cross.
Glass closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Glass connects with the punch.
Glass slips under a jab.
Glass uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Romero.
Romero scores with a jab to the body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Romero closes this distance looking for a takedown but Glass circles away.
A leg kick checked by Romero.
Romero moves out of range as Glass strikes.
Glass defending well as Romero loads up on a big left hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Glass rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Romero moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Nice shot by Glass.
Romero throws a low kick, looking for Glass's leg but Glass calmly moves out of range.
An inside leg kick from Glass misses.
Glass pivots, looking for a leg kick but Romero is out of range and Glass settles back down.
Romero wants to land a leg kick but Glass is out of range.
Glass throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Romero stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.

Glass gets caught napping as Romero dives in and scores a takedown. Glass manages to retain guard.

Glass pushes Romero off and gets back to his feet.
Glass has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Romero.
Glass throws a leg kick that misses.
Romero throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Romero misses with a looping left.
Glass throws a shot to the body.
Glass looks to score with a jab to the body but Romero is just out of range.
Romero changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Romero throws a nice outside leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero looks to land a right hand but Glass moved out of range.
A nice side step and Glass releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Glass listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Romero darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Romero defending well as Glass loads up on a big left hand.
Good work by Romero as he checks the leg kick.
Glass throws a body shot but no joy.
A leg kick checked by Romero.
Glass catches Romero with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Romero walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Glass checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Romero throws a hook but Glass blocks it.
It seemed like Glass was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Romero throws a body punch but Glass moves out of range.
Glass steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Romero.
Romero blocks a low kick nicely.
Romero misses with a low kick.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Romero 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 Glass has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Glass and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Glass lands with a right hand.
Glass throws a right hand that Romero ducks under and follows up with a left that Romero also avoids with ease.
Romero on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Romero tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Glass was well out of range. Poor timing from Romero.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Romero moves away from the strike by Glass.
Glass throws a body punch but Romero moves out of range.
Romero finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Glass with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Glass throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Glass throws out a loose jab but Romero uses good head movement to avoid it.
Romero swings for the body but Glass moves out of range.
Glass looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Glass tests Romero's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Glass tries to clinch up.
It looked like Romero was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Glass.
Romero looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Glass on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Romero. Romero obviously looking to wear him down.
Glass scores with a jab to the jaw.
Romero throws a series of punches but Glass moves out of range.
Romero scores with a nice head shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A leg kick checked by Romero.
Glass walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Romero checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Glass throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Romero throws a leg kick which misses Glass's front leg but catches the back leg as Glass tries to avoid it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Romero fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Glass avoids it really well and circles away.
Romero fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Romero lands a nice looking kick to the body. Glass takes a step back to recover.
Glass scores with a body shot.
Glass ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Romero moves away.
Romero throws a chopping leg kick but Glass manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Romero throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Good work by Glass as he checks the leg kick.
Glass was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Glass throws out a loose jab but Romero uses good head movement to avoid it.
Romero keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Glass.
Romero drops down looking for a counter takedown but Glass sprawls and moves away.
Romero uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Glass.
A looping hook to the body misses from Romero. Glass does a little dance to reset his feet.
Glass stuffs the takedown.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Glass jabs Romero to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Glass throws a hook but Romero blocks it.
Romero takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
A leg kick checked by Glass.
Glass works Romero's body with a nice hook.
Glass scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Good standup being displayed there by Romero as he connects with a hook.
Glass uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Romero.
Good work by Romero as he checks the leg kick.
Romero is trying hard to land a takedown here. Glass sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hector Romero. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Romero scores with a nice body kick.
Romero is looking to slow Glass down with leg kicks.
Glass throws a big shot that misses.
Glass swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Glass throws a body punch but Romero moves out of range.
Glass misses with a looping left.
Glass throws a solid leg kick but Romero takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Glass.
Romero misses with a low kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Romero tries to land a leg kick but Glass saw it coming and moves away.
A little jabbing left from Glass on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero throws a hook but Glass blocks it.
Romero displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Glass throws out the jab.
Romero throws a body kick that misses.
Romero shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Romero misses with a leg kick.
Glass let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Glass wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Romero misses with a hook.
Romero finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Romero misses with a looping left.
Romero gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Glass counters with a stiff right hand.
Romero misses with an uppercut. Glass saw that one coming.
Romero throws a leg kick that misses.
Romero circles away from the clinch attempt.
Glass digs a good hook to Romero's body.
Glass lands a lovely overhand right.
Romero fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Romero takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Glass takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Glass keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Romero.
Romero tries to land a leg kick but Glass saw it coming and moves away.
Romero misses with a lunging right hand
and Glass counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Glass uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Glass jabs Romero right on the nose. Romero blinks but takes it well.
Romero throws a quick inside leg kick.
Romero checks a leg kick nicely.
Romero throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Glass feints a counter leg kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Romero misses the target.
Glass waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Romero.

Romero shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Romero works over Glass with some ground and pound from guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Glass wants to stand and escape but Romero is having none of it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Romero with a flurry of punches that miss.
Romero scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Romero scoring with some ground and pound.
Glass is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Romero throws a big right hand that misses.
Glass is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Romero working some strikes from top position.
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 Hector Romero will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Glass misses with a straight right.
Romero appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Glass looks to score with a jab to the body but Romero is just out of range.
A big left from Glass misses.
Romero ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Romero changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Romero throws a leg kick which misses Glass's front leg but catches the back leg as Glass tries to avoid it.
Romero connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Glass on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.

Glass gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Romero to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Romero throwing strikes but missing.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Glass is looking to stand up but Romero isn't so interested in that idea.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.

Glass uses the cage to get back to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A cross from Romero lands.
Glass throws a body punch but Romero moves out of range.
Romero catches Glass with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Glass connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Romero 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.
Glass lands a jab.
Romero stuns Glass with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Romero lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Glass throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Romero scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Glass misses the jab.
Glass throws a body punch but Romero moves out of range.
Glass drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Romero throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Romero lands a nice leg kick that just misses Glass's sensitive parts.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Romero displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Glass throws out the jab.
Romero drops down looking for a counter takedown but Glass sprawls and moves away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Glass checks a leg kick.
Glass unleashes a big counter combination but Romero bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Romero throws a jab when Glass was well out of range.
Romero slips a straight right by Glass.
Romero feinted with a counter takedown.
Romero keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Romero uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Glass.
A leg kick checked by Glass.
Romero throws a body shot but no joy.
Romero throws a low kick but Glass avoids it.
Glass scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Romero takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Romero uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Glass.
Glass keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Good exchange - Romero coming out on top.
Glass defending well as Romero loads up on a big left hand.
Romero uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Glass stuns Romero with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Romero misses with a looping right.
Glass chopping away at his opponent's legs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Glass scores with a body shot.
Romero goes for a double leg but Glass avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Glass continues to drive forward.
Romero avoids the body shot from Glass.

Romero looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.

Glass kicks Romero off and gets back to his feet.
Romero 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.
Romero shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Romero chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Glass can pounce on him.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Glass swings for the body but Romero moves out of range.
Romero pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Glass scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Romero avoids the body shot from Glass.
Romero changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Romero throws a jab but it's blocked by Glass.
Glass throws a hook but Romero blocks it.
Glass throws a body punch but Romero moves out of range.
Romero avoids the body shot from Glass.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Glass stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Glass wants it to stay on the feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hector Romero. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Romero throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Romero throws a hook to the side of Glass's head but Glass sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Glass let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Glass jabs Romero right on the nose. Romero blinks but takes it well.
Romero scores with a nice body kick.
Glass throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Romero attempts a counter takedown but Glass avoids it well and moves away.
Romero fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
The fighters circle momentarily. Romero darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Romero defending well as Glass loads up on a big left hand.
Glass throws a body punch but Romero moves out of range.
Glass thows a left - swing and a miss!
Glass scores with a nice strike.
Glass swings away with a body shot that misses

so Romero counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.

Glass wriggles free and stands up.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Romero moves out of range of the strikes.
Glass takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Romero lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Romero avoids a punch combination nicely.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Desmond Glass.
I think Glass 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 47:48
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 47:49
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 50:46

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Desmond Glass!

Desmond Glass is the new welterweight champion!
Desmond Glass seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: CEC 577     
Date:   Mar 25, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Linus Akerman (ranked 22 p4p, 2 weight class) and Hector Romero (ranked 31 p4p, 3 weight class). Romero has chosen Havana as his entrance music. I'm sure you'll be fascinated to know that I was talking to some pointless Z list celebrity before the fight and he thought that Hector Romero was going to win. Let's see if he was right.

180 cm
31
177 lbs
19 - 5 - 0
183 cm
35
171 lbs
30 - 11 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

KAISER Nutrition - Q160

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KAISER Nutrition - Q160



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, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Linus Akerman!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Romero scores with a jab.
Romero lands a slapping body shot.
Akerman on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Akerman throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Romero flicks out a counter leg kick but Akerman steps away.
Akerman misses with a looping right.
Akerman throws a nice inside leg kick.
Akerman throws the kick towards the body but Romero avoids it.
Akerman swings for the body but Romero moves out of range.
Akerman tries to clinch but Romero is having none of it.
Romero goes for a double leg but Akerman avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Akerman continues to drive forward.

Romero closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.

Akerman has managed to escape just enough to sneak back to his feet but Romero is on him like a limpet, forcing Akerman back against the cage.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Romero blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Akerman tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Akerman makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Romero tries to pull guard but Akerman forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Romero blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Romero manages to break the clinch.
Romero on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Akerman. Akerman obviously looking to wear him down.

Romero scores with a takedown into Akerman's guard.

Akerman has managed to wall walk up one of the corner posts to get back to his feet. Romero is pushing him up against the cage, looking to control the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Romero pulls guard effortlessly.

Romero is working an open guard so Akerman takes the opportunity to get back to his feet.
Romero has a takedown stuffed.
Linus Akerman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Hector Romero.
Romero connects with a single shot there.
Romero throws a nice outside leg kick.
Linus Akerman is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Romero moves into range and connects with a jab.
Akerman checks a low kick from Romero.
Akerman throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Good work by Romero as he checks the leg kick.

Romero tries to keep at a distance but Akerman has taken the fight into the clinch.
Romero tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Akerman smiles and moves away.
Romero throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Akerman stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Akerman wants it to stay on the feet.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Romero circles away from the clinch attempt.
And Romero tries to counter it with a takedown but Akerman pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Romero looks to score with a jab to the body but Akerman is just out of range.
Akerman fires out a quick counter leg kick but Romero just manages to avoid it.
An inside leg kick lands from Akerman.
Romero scores with a jab. Akerman acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Akerman fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Romero is out of range.
Romero throws a solid leg kick but Akerman takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Romero.
Romero scores with a sloppy right hand. Akerman should have avoided that one.
Romero scores with a nice head shot.
Romero throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Romero throws a nice inside leg kick.
Romero lands a jab to the head.
Romero throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Akerman's waist but Akerman gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Romero off to one side.
Akerman throws a nice inside leg kick.
The crowd cheers as Romero lands an impressive looking overhand right. Akerman doesn't seem phased though.
Romero swings for the body but Akerman moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero misses with a hook.
Romero throws a quick inside leg kick.
Akerman misses with a straight left.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Akerman.
Romero connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Romero is looking to chop away at Akerman's legs.
Akerman looks to score with a jab to the body but Romero is just out of range.
Romero throws a leg kick but Akerman sees it coming and moves out of range.
Romero's corner calls for a 1-2. Romero obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Romero throws out a loose jab but Akerman uses good head movement to avoid it.
Akerman defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Romero.
Romero avoids the body shot from Akerman.
Romero changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Romero throws a poor cross that misses
and Akerman counters with a thumping low kick.
Akerman looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Romero avoids the body shot from Akerman.
Romero connects with an inside leg kick.
Akerman tries to clinch there but Romero circles away.
Hector Romero seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Akerman checks a leg kick nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero punishes Akerman's body with a nice straight punch.
Romero throws a hook to the side of Akerman's head but Akerman sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
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!
Romero feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Akermans jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Romero throws a hook to the side of Akerman's head but Akerman sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Romero shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Akerman defends it nicely.
As Romero tries to get set, Akerman tries to push him back and clinch up but Romero manages to avoid the attempt.
Romero doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Akerman counters with a stiff right hand.
Akerman throws a jab when Romero was well out of range.
Akerman throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Romero throws a leg kick that misses.
Akerman seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Akerman scores with a shot to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Romero misses with a right hand
and Romero takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Romero looks to land a right hand but Akerman moved out of range.
Romero throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Akerman stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Romero uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Akerman.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Romero lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Akerman blocks a leg kick.
Akerman feints and then cracks Romero's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Romero down.
Romero throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Akerman throws the left hand but Romero avoids the punch easily.
Romero connects with an inside leg kick.
Romero throws a leg kick which misses Akerman's front leg but catches the back leg as Akerman tries to avoid it.
Romero lands a jab to Akerman's midsection.
A looping hook to the body misses from Romero. Akerman does a little dance to reset his feet.
Akerman misses with a head kick.
Akerman is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Romero with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Romero jabbing away but nothing is landing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Akerman paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Akerman stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Romero.
Good exchange - Romero coming out on top.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Romero throws a right hand that misses
and Akerman counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Akerman throws a body punch but Romero moves out of range.
Hector Romero seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Romero is looking to slow Akerman down with leg kicks.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Romero checks the leg kick.
Romero blocks a leg kick.
Akerman moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Romero connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Romero on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Akerman. Akerman obviously looking to wear him down.
Romero fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Romero throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
It looked like Akerman was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Romero.
Akerman walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Akerman misses the shot to the body.
Romero takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Akerman is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Akerman fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Romero misses with a hook. Akerman ducked under it nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero looks to land a right hand but Akerman moved out of range.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Akerman misses with a two punch combination.
Akerman on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Romero slips under a jab.
Romero 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.
Romero keeps the fight on the outside.
Akerman throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Romero on the side of the head.
Akerman connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Akerman misses with a kick to the body.
Akerman throws a low kick, looking for Romero's leg but Romero calmly moves out of range.
Akerman lands with a nice body kick.
Akerman bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Nice straight punches there by Akerman. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Akerman.
Romero lands with a thumping leg kick.
Akerman throws a low kick but Romero moves out of range easily.
Romero misses with a low kick as Akerman jumps back.
Romero checks a leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Akerman getting the better of the striking in that exchange.

Romero looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Romero thows a huge punch but Akerman dodges it nicely.
Romero with the ground and pound but Akerman uses the opportunity to regain guard.
Romero is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Romero's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Romero working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Akerman's head.
Hector Romero has got the better of the ground game so far.
Romero is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Akerman is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Romero has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Romero tries to free his leg and advance position but Akerman is retaining full guard.
Romero wants to control from the top but Akerman keeps moving.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero being controlled here momentarily.
Romero missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Romero won't allow Akerman to get back to his feet.
Romero working some strikes from top position.
Romero tries to free his leg and advance position but Akerman is retaining full guard.
Akerman working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Romero.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Akerman wants to sweep but no luck.
Akerman wants to stand but Romero is controlling the position.
Romero throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Romero scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Romero fails with the takedown.
Akerman gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Akerman scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Romero uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Akerman.
Akerman 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.
Romero cracks Akerman with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Good leg kick by Romero there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Romero misses with a low kick.
Romero misses the shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Akerman.
Akerman ducks under a wild hook from Romero.
Akerman on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Romero. Romero obviously looking to wear him down.
Romero scores with a leg kick.
Romero throws a nice inside leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Akerman slips under a jab.
Akerman on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Akerman misses with a body shot.
Romero connects with a body shot.
Akerman wants to slow Romero down by chopping away at his legs.
Romero throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Akerman scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Romero doesn't seem bothered though.
A punch lands to the side of Akerman 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Romero chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Akerman can pounce on him.
Romero cracks the inside of Akerman's front leg.
Romero checks the leg kick.
Romero throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Akerman sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Romero checks a low kick from Akerman.
Akerman throws a jab when Romero was well out of range.
Jab by Romero.
Akerman tries to clinch but Romero is having none of it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero 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.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Romero looks to throw a body kick
and Akerman counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Romero swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Romero ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Akerman moves away.
Akerman half committed to a counter leg kick.
Akerman misses with a low kick.
Akerman checks the leg kick nicely there.
Romero chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Akerman can pounce on him.
Akerman misses with a leg kick.
Romero shoots for a double leg takedown but Akerman sprawls well. He's pushed Romero's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Akerman takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Akerman throws a low kick but it's checked well by Romero.
Romero scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Akerman looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Donk. Romero catches Akerman right on the button with a cross.
Akerman throws a big shot that misses.
Akerman moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Akerman bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Romero's head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Akerman moves away.
An attempted straight right counter from Akerman misses the target.
Jab from Romero.
Romero takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Romero misses with a takedown attempt - Akerman sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Linus Akerman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Hector Romero.
Akerman looks to land a left hand but Romero moved out of range nicely.
Romero connects with a nice looking jab.

Akerman has closed the distance and engaged Romero in a clinch.
Akerman prevents Romero from breaking the clinch.
Akerman lands with a light punch inside.
Romero jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Akerman walks away with a smile on his face. Romero gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Akerman takes a swing at Romero's ribcage but misses.
Romero misses with a hook.
Akerman looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Romero misses with a leg kick.
It looked like Akerman wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Romero clobbers Akerman with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Akerman uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Romero.
Romero just misses with a punch to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Akerman checks a low kick from Romero.
Romero on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Akerman checks a leg kick.
Romero throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Akerman fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Romero slips a jab from Akerman.
Romero avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Romero throws a big shot that misses.
Romero scoring well with a low kick there.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Akerman.
Romero moves out of range of the body kick.
Akerman takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Romero throws a leg kick which misses Akerman's front leg but catches the back leg as Akerman tries to avoid it.
Romero lands a leg kick that knocks Akerman off balance momentarily.
A looping hook to the body misses from Romero. Akerman does a little dance to reset his feet.
Romero thuds a left hand into Akerman's body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Akerman 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.
Akerman tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Romero was well out of range. Poor timing from Akerman.
Romero is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Akerman slips under a jab.
Romero dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Akerman. That did some damage!
Romero throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
An inside leg kick lands from Romero.
Good leg kick by Romero there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Akerman blocks a low kick nicely.
As Romero tries to get set, Akerman tries to push him back and clinch up but Romero manages to avoid the attempt.
Romero throws a low kick but Akerman avoids it.
Akerman misses with a body kick.

Romero tries to keep at a distance but Akerman has taken the fight into the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Akerman smiles and moves away.
Romero throws out a loose jab but Akerman uses good head movement to avoid it.
Akerman wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
A bone on bone clash there as Akerman blocks the leg kick.
Romero looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Akerman feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Romero lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Akerman swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Akerman tries a low kick but Romero avoids it.
Romero throws a quick inside leg kick.

Akerman clinches.
Romero tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.

Romero manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Romero keeping moving, preventing Akerman from controlling successfully.

Akerman stands up and waves to Romero to follow him.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Romero is defended easily by Akerman.
Linus Akerman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Hector Romero.
Romero takes a shot to the body in his stride.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Akerman gets caught flat footed, as Romero shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.

Akerman pushes Romero off and scrambles back to his feet.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Romero sizes up Akerman with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Romero fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Akerman manages to avoid it.
Akerman swings widly with a right hand
and Romero counters with an outside leg kick.
Horrible takedown attempt by Romero or perhaps it was just good defense by Akerman, which made it look bad.
Akerman throws a solid leg kick but Romero takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Akerman.
Romero throws a solid leg kick but Akerman takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Romero.
Akerman avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
A clash of legs there as Akerman blocks the low kick.
Akerman tries a low kick but Romero avoids it.
Akerman wants to clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Akerman doesn't manage to clinch there - Romero circles away.
Romero with the counter takedown but Akerman avoids it easily.
Romero throws a nice inside leg kick.
Akerman throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Akerman walks into a jab.
Akerman walks into a left hand.
Romero dives in for a single leg takedown but Akerman sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Akerman chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Romero can pounce on him.
Romero misses with a body kick.
Romero misses with a low kick.

Akerman instigates a clinch.
Romero goes for a takedown in the clinch but Akerman prevents it.
Romero drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Akerman gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Romero tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Romero is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Akerman working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Akerman misses with the head strike.
Romero fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Akerman misses with the head strike.
Akerman misses with a hook from the clinch.
Akerman working aggressively here.
Romero is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Linus Akerman has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Romero fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Romero fails to pull the fight into his guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Akerman lands a hook to the side of the head.
Romero tries to work over Akerman's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Romero pulls guard.

Akerman decides to stand up and beckons his opponent to follow.
Akerman checks a leg kick.
Akerman went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Akerman lands a nice hook to Romero's body. Romero 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.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Linus Akerman will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Both fighters circling a little - Akerman finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Romero tries a low kick but Akerman avoids it.
Romero is looking to score with low kicks.
A slow jab from Akerman misses its intended target.
Romero finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Akerman connects with an inside leg kick.
Romero is looking to slow Akerman down with leg kicks.
Romero throws a body shot but no joy.
Akerman thinks about countering with a head kick.
Romero fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Akerman manages to avoid it.
Akerman avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Akerman looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Romero with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Akerman loads up on a big right hand but Romero slips the punch.
Akerman looks to land a left hand but Romero moved out of range nicely.
Romero throws a jab but it's blocked by Akerman.
It appears Akerman was looking to counter with a kick there.
Akerman throws a jab but it's blocked by Romero.
Akerman delivers a nice body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero misses with a hook. Akerman ducked under it nicely.
Jab, jab by Romero - just one landing.
Romero throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Romero avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Romero is looking to slow Akerman down with leg kicks.
Romero throws a shot from downtown. Akerman moves away and avoids it.
A nice leg kick lands there from Romero.
Romero misses with a hook. Akerman ducked under it nicely.
Romero is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Akerman.
Romero loads up on a big right hand but Akerman slips the punch.
Romero swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Akerman tries to work over Romero's front leg with a kick but Romero checks it.
Romero throws a jab when Akerman was well out of range.
Akerman misses with a looping right.
Romero misses with a low kick as Akerman jumps back.
Akerman moves forwards but Romero connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Linus Akerman has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Hector Romero 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.
Romero blocks a jab.
Akerman misses with an uppercut.
Romero tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Akerman was well out of range. Poor timing from Romero.
Romero tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Akerman was well out of range. Poor timing from Romero.
Jab, jab by Akerman - just one landing.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Akerman throws a hook but Romero avoids it easily.
Akerman scores with a punch to the head.
Romero shoots in for a takedown but Akerman shows good takedown defense.
Romero has a takedown stuffed.
Romero steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Akerman.
Akerman throws a body shot but no joy.
Romero scores with a jab. Akerman acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Akerman throws a leg kick but Romero sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Romero was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Romero uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Akerman has time to react.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Akerman throws a body shot but no joy.
Akerman tries to clinch but Romero moves out of range.
Romero lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Romero scores with a jab to the jaw.
Romero ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Romero misses with a low kick.
Akerman was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Romero lands a leg kick that knocks Akerman off balance momentarily.
Romero lands a slapping body shot.
Akerman misses with a leg kick.
Akerman feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Romeros jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Akerman connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Akerman takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Romero lands a head shot.
Good exchange - Romero coming out on top.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A left lands for Romero.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero tries to score a power double leg takedown but Akerman sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Romero somewhat.
Linus Akerman has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Hector Romero.
Romero thows a left - swing and a miss!
Akerman throws a lazy right hand but Romero sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Romero with the counter takedown but Akerman avoids it easily.
Akerman tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Akerman throws a low kick but it's checked well by Romero.
Akerman throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Akerman takes one to the chin there.
That kick from Romero tenderised Akerman's leg. Akerman is trying to keep his angry face on.
Akerman misses with a straight right.
Romero feints the counter takedown.
Romero lands a really nice looking cross but Akerman seems unphased.
Akerman swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Nice uppercut lands for Romero. That snapped Akerman's head back.
Romero throws a looping overhand right but Akerman ducks down to avoid it.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 45:50
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 46:49
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 47:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hector Romero!

Hector Romero is the new welterweight champion!
An out of breath Hector Romero 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: CEC 573     
Date:   Mar 07, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hector Romero (ranked 6 p4p, 1 weight class) and Linus Akerman (ranked 122 p4p, 20 weight class). Romero kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Havana. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

183 cm
35
171 lbs
30 - 10 - 0
180 cm
31
177 lbs
18 - 5 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Linus Akerman!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Percy O'Donnell and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Akerman connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Romero's hands.
Romero lands with a thumping leg kick.
Romero thumps Akerman with a low kick.
Akerman tries to close the distance and clinch but Romero swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Akerman throws a jab when Romero was well out of range.
Romero connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Akerman's hands.
An inside leg kick from Akerman misses.
Romero fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Romero feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Akerman's calf.
Romero lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Romero scores with a kick to the midsection.
Romero looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Akerman is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Romero takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Romero defending well as Akerman loads up on a big left hand.
Romero misses the shot to the body.
Romero lands with a thumping leg kick.
The fighters circling - Romero throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Akerman cracks Romero with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Romero throws a solid leg kick but Akerman takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Romero.
Nice uppercut there from Akerman.
Romero avoids the body shot from Akerman.
Romero thows a left - swing and a miss!
Akerman doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Romero looks to land a right hand but Akerman moved out of range.
Romero throws an overhand right that lands on Akerman's shoulder, as Akerman tries to avoid the shot.
Akerman cracks Romero with a good jab.
Romero with a hook.
Akerman scores with a shot to the body.
Romero lands with a right hand.
A clash of legs there as Romero blocks the low kick.
Romero takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Romero buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Akerman moves away from the strike by Romero.
Akerman lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Akerman moves away from the strike by Romero.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Akerman takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
The fighters circling - Romero throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Akerman catches Romero with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Romero uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Akerman.
Romero throws a wild body kick that Akerman sees coming a mile off.
Akerman throws a push kick but Romero slaps the foot to one side.
Romero feints and then cracks Akerman's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Akerman down.
Romero swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Akerman counters with an outside leg kick.
Romero throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Akerman counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Romero dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Romero misses the jab.
Akerman cracks the inside of Romero's front leg.
A solid leg kick lands there for Romero.

Romero throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Akerman tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Romero is in Akerman's guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Romero working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Romero lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Akerman keeping full guard, as Romero tries to pass.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Akerman's head.
Romero scoring with some ground and pound.
Akerman working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Romero.
Romero wants to control from the top but Akerman keeps moving.
Romero with a flurry of punches that miss.
Romero trying to control but Akerman is working from the bottom.
Akerman 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.
Romero lands a couple of digs.
Akerman trying to control the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Romero accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Romero trying to control the position from guard on top but Akerman is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Akerman looking to hit a scissor sweep but Romero is one step ahead there.
Akerman wants to stand but Romero is controlling the position.
Romero is in close to Akerman's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Romero wants to pass the guard but Akerman is keeping the position.
Romero trying to control but Akerman is working from the bottom.
Romero showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Romero moves out of range of the body kick.
Romero is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Akerman can do to turn this around?
Akerman lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Akerman blocks a jab.
Akerman's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Romero punishes Akerman's body with a nice straight punch.
Romero cracks a nice hook into Akerman's ribs.
Akerman misses with a body shot.
Akerman wants to land a leg kick but Romero is out of range.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Romero.
Akerman connects with a single shot there.
Akerman will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Akerman ducks under a wild hook from Romero.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Akerman! But no joy.
Romero lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Akerman looks to land a body kick but Romero moved away.
Romero blocks a jab.
Romero stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Akerman.
Romero connects with a nice looking jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Akerman throws a leg kick but Romero sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Romero tries to counter with a takedown but Akerman is quick to defend against it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Akerman takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Akerman takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Romero connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Romero lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
A jab from Akerman misses.
Romero changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Romero thuds his shin into the meat of Akerman's side.
Akerman uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Romero.
Akerman just misses with a punch to the body.
Romero keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

Romero throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Akerman tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Romero is in Akerman's guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Romero throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Akerman works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Romero has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Romero tries to free his leg and advance position but Akerman is retaining full guard.
Akerman looking for a sweep. Not yet Akerman, not yet.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Akerman working a defensive guard here.
Romero wants to control from the top but Akerman keeps moving.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Akerman tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Akerman is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Romero lands a couple of digs.
Akerman looking to control but Romero passes into half guard.

Akerman is defending against the submission attempts here by Romero.
Romero takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Akerman wants to control but Romero is keeping busy.
Akerman slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Romero is looking to work some ground and pound but Akerman has wrist control.
Romero trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Akerman manages to land a sweep and now he's on top!

Romero has a closed guard, preventing Akerman from standing up.
Akerman preventing the sweep.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero keeping full guard, as Akerman tries to pass.
Akerman is looking to stand up but Romero won't let him.
Akerman is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.

Romero had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Akerman defends it easily.
Hector Romero overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Akerman postures up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Akerman finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Akerman waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Romero.
Romero throws a low kick but Akerman avoids it.
Hector Romero is winning the standup battle so far.
Romero misses with a low kick.
Romero misses the jab.
Akerman throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Romero.
Romero connects with a looping right hand.
Romero attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Romero misses with a low kick.
Romero misses with a body shot.
Akerman jabs at Romero's body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A slapping leg kick lands for Romero.
Romero keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Akerman tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Romero moves out of range as Akerman throws a body kick.
Romero takes a swing at Akerman's ribcage but misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Akerman! But no joy.
Romero throws a low kick but Akerman avoids it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A good leg kick by Akerman.
Akerman throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Romero.
Hector Romero seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Akerman closes the distance and pushes Romero back into the cage.
Romero lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Romero can't find room to land a body shot as Akerman controls the action.

Akerman escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Romero just misses with a punch to the body.
Akerman looks to land a left hand but Romero moved out of range nicely.
Akerman throws a body punch but Romero moves out of range.
Akerman throws a jab when Romero was well out of range.
Akerman misses the shot to the body.
Akerman checks the leg kick.
Akerman lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Akerman scores with a head kick.
Linus Akerman is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Romero motions for Akerman to come forward. Romero throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Romero with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Akerman takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Akerman avoids the body shot from Romero.

Akerman darts in and clinches Romero up against the cage.
Romero is trying to pull guard but Akerman turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Akerman softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.

Akerman pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Akerman stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Akerman misses with an attempted mid kick.
Akerman ducks under a wild hook from Romero.
Romero throws out a loose jab but Akerman uses good head movement to avoid it.
A good leg kick by Romero.
Akerman checks a leg kick.
Romero digs a good hook to Akerman's body.
Romero throws a low kick, looking for Akerman's leg but Akerman calmly moves out of range.
Akerman looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Romero takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Akerman is looking to clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Akerman swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Akerman takes one to the chin there.
Akerman tries to clinch but Romero is having none of it.
Romero changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Akerman takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Romero misses with a low kick.
A swing and a miss from Romero.
Akerman tries a quick counter leg kick but Romero is wise to it.
Akerman ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Akerman appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Romero misses with a body shot.
Romero blocks a low kick nicely.
Romero blocks the body kick.
Akerman connects with a leg kick. Romero looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Akerman on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Romero feints and then cracks Akerman's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Akerman down.
The fighters circling - Akerman throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Akerman throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Akerman throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Romero throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Akerman sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Akerman flicks out a counter leg kick but Romero steps away.
Romero attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Romero avoids the body shot from Akerman.
Romero throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Akerman counters with a nice uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Akerman wants to clinch.
An attempted straight right counter from Romero misses the target.
Akerman throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Akerman throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Romero ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Romero fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Akerman swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Romero just misses with a punch to the body.
Akerman wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Romero connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Romero comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Linus Akerman just about did enough to take it.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Akerman uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Romero.
A big right from Akerman misses.
Romero fails with the takedown
and Akerman counters with a straight right hand.
Romero throws a body punch but Akerman moves out of range.
Romero lands with a shot to the body.
Romero uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Akerman has time to react.
Akerman swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Romero shoots in for a takedown but Akerman shows good takedown defense.
Romero misses the jab.
Romero throws a body shot but no joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Akerman defends well and Romero ends up having to push Akerman into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hector Romero. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A thudding body kick lands there by Akerman!
Romero takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Akerman checks a leg kick nicely.
Akerman pivots, looking for a leg kick but Romero is out of range and Akerman settles back down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Akerman.
Romero connects with a good right hand that stumbles Akerman. Akerman circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Romero thows a leg kick but Akerman checks it
and Akerman counters with a nice body kick.
Romero fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Akerman checks it well.
Romero throws a push kick but Akerman slaps the foot to one side.
Akerman dips to his left and cracks Romero with an uppercut!
Romero moves out of range as Akerman strikes.
Romero is looking to score with low kicks.
Akerman follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Romero tries for a takedown but Akerman circles away easily
letting Akerman counter with a right hand.
Akerman steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Romero.
A jab from Romero misses.
Romero avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Akerman checks a leg kick nicely.
Akerman takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Akerman steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Romero.
A leg kick checked by Romero.
Akerman displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Romero throws out the jab.
Romero takes one to the side of the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Romero throws a jab when Akerman was well out of range.
Akerman misses with an uppercut. Romero saw that one coming.
Romero lands a nice shot to the body.
Romero throws out a leg kick but Akerman moves out of range and Romero only half commits.
Romero lands an overhand right.
Akerman is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Akerman keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Romero throws a front kick aimed at Akerman's knee but Akerman avoids it well.
Romero has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Akerman.
A slow jab from Romero misses its intended target.
Akerman keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Romero.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero moves away from the strike by Akerman.
Romero takes a swing at Akerman's ribcage but misses.
Akerman throws a head kick but Romero moves out of range.
Romero checks the leg kick.
Romero scores with a nice head shot.
Romero stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Akerman lands a nice shot that snaps Romero's head back.
Akerman tried to score with a low kick but Romero checks it.
Akerman with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Romero to score with a decent uppercut.
Romero connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Romero throws a leg kick
and Akerman counters with an outside leg kick.
Romero misses with a low kick.
A clash of legs there as Romero blocks the low kick.
Romero throws a low kick, looking for Akerman's leg but Akerman calmly moves out of range.
Romero misses with a looping right.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A punch lands to the side of Romero 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Akerman throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Romero on the side of 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!
Akerman slips a straight right by Romero.
Romero throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Romero throws a front kick aimed at Akerman's knee but Akerman avoids it well.
Akerman lands a nice hook to Romero's body. Romero takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.

Akerman moves into range and clinches up with Romero.

Romero manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Akerman controls from within his opponent's guard.

Romero had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Akerman defends it easily.
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 Hector Romero will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


The fighters circling - Akerman throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Romero throws a leg kick
letting Akerman counter with a right hand.
Romero lands a body shot.
Romero swings for the body but Akerman moves out of range.
Romero is looking to slow Akerman down with leg kicks.
Romero cracks a nice hook into Akerman's ribs.
Romero lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Romero scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Romero walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Akerman throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Akerman takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Good leg kick by Akerman there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Akerman misses with a kick to the body

so Romero counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
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!
Romero looking to sit in guard and control but Akerman gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Romero keeping moving, preventing Akerman from controlling successfully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero has a closed guard, preventing Akerman from standing up.
Akerman looking to sit in guard and control but Romero gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

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

Akerman controlling from the top position.
Linus Akerman has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Hector Romero is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Romero working for submissions but it's allowed Akerman to get to half guard.
Akerman scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Romero works his way to full guard. Good work.
Akerman wants to pass the guard but Romero is keeping the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

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

Romero looking for a guillotine here but Akerman defends easily.
Romero is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Akerman controls from within his opponent's guard.
Akerman is looking to stand up but Romero won't let him.
Akerman is stalling in the full guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Romero working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Akerman.

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 Hector Romero.
I think Romero 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 49:46
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 47:48
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Linus Akerman!

Linus Akerman is the new welterweight champion!
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Event: CEC 570     
Date:   Feb 21, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hector Romero (ranked 7 p4p, 1 weight class) and Desmond Glass (ranked 72 p4p, 11 weight class). Romero kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Havana. Glass has chosen Across 110th Street by Bobby Womack 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.

183 cm
34
171 lbs
29 - 10 - 0
191 cm
26
185 lbs
14 - 4 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
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 29 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Desmond Glass!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Percy O'Donnell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Glass just misses with a punch to the body.
Romero drops down looking for a counter takedown but Glass sprawls and moves away.
Romero tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Glass defends well and Romero ends up having to push Glass into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Glass misses the shot to the body.
Glass misses with a jab, cross combination.
Romero throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Glass moves into range and connects with a jab.
Romero lands a nice hook to Glass's body. Glass takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Romero throws an overhand right that lands on Glass's shoulder, as Glass tries to avoid the shot.
Glass slips a straight right by Romero.
Romero bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Desmond Glass seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Romero takes a swing at Glass's ribcage but misses.
Glass swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Romero takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Good work by Glass as he checks the leg kick.
Glass throws a low kick but it's checked well by Romero.
Romero tries to counter with a takedown but Glass is quick to defend against it.
Romero throws a hook but Glass avoids it easily.
Glass uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Romero.
Romero stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Glass.
Glass has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Romero fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Glass has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Romero swings for the body but Glass moves out of range.
Romero jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Jab, jab by Glass - just one landing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A big left from Glass misses.
Romero missing with a left hand there. Glass was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A looping hook to the body misses from Romero. Glass does a little dance to reset his feet.
Glass appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Glass fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Romero manages to avoid it.
Romero throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Romero misses with an uppercut.
Romero is looking to slow Glass down with leg kicks.
Glass misses with the combination.
Glass fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Romero throws the kick towards the body but Glass avoids it.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Romero avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Desmond Glass is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Glass keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Glass slips a straight right by Romero.
Glass lands a jab.
Romero misses with a looping right.
Romero avoids the body shot from Glass.
Romero tries to counter with a takedown but Glass is quick to defend against it.
Glass throws a poor cross that misses
and Romero counters with a nice leg kick.
Glass lands a slapping body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Glass manages to avoid it.
Glass connects with a body shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Romero throws an overhand right that lands on Glass's shoulder, as Glass tries to avoid the shot.
Glass only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Romero avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Some bone on bone action there as Glass checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Romero checks the leg kick nicely there.
Romero just misses with a punch to the body.
Glass swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Glass loads up on a big right hand but Romero slips the punch.
Glass takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Glass displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Romero throws out the jab.
Glass takes one to the chin there.
Romero throws a leg kick which misses Glass's front leg but catches the back leg as Glass tries to avoid it.
Romero is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Glass.
A leg kick checked by Glass.
Glass tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Romero was well out of range. Poor timing from Glass.
Romero misses with a low kick.
Glass is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Romero rather than just go for the knockout.
Glass throws a hook to the side of Romero's head but Romero sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Glass wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Romero misses with a leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero throws a solid leg kick but Glass takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Romero.
Romero connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Romero dips to his left and cracks Glass with an uppercut!
Glass throws a leg kick but Romero checks it.
Romero tries to counter with a takedown but Glass is quick to defend against it.
Glass throws a looping overhand right but Romero ducks down to avoid it.
Glass is looking to chop away at Romero's legs.
Glass keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Romero jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
A telegraphed right hand from Glass misses the target.
It looked like Romero wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Romero misses with a looping right.
Romero looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Romero uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Glass.
Romero tries to counter with a takedown but Glass is quick to defend against it.
Glass looks to throw the jab but Romero is out of range.
Romero misses with a straight left.
Romero pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Glass has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Romero finds it's way round the side to connect with Glass's head.
Glass 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.
Romero staying out of range there.
Romero misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Glass.
Glass scores with a nice right hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Glass is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Romero.
Romero attempts a counter takedown but Glass avoids it well and moves away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero throws a body punch but Glass moves out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Glass. Romero does a little dance to reset his feet.
Romero changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Glass bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Glass! But no joy.
Romero uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Glass.
A big right from Glass misses.
A swing and a miss from Glass.
Romero misses with a looping left.
Glass misses with a wild body shot.
Nice defenses there by Romero.
Glass on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Romero. Romero obviously looking to wear him down.
Glass keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Romero throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Glass on the side of the head.
Romero looks to score with a jab to the body but Glass is just out of range.
A little jabbing left from Glass on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Glass throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Glass ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Romero moves away.
Romero connects with an inside leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Glass connects with an inside leg kick.
Glass wants to land a leg kick but Romero is out of range.
Romero feinted with a counter takedown.
Glass scores with a jab.
Glass shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
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 Hector Romero will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Glass 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.
Romero uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Glass.
Romero lands with a shot to the body.
Romero takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Romero missing with a left hand there. Glass was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Romero throws a hook but Glass blocks it.
Glass defending well as Romero loads up on a big left hand.
Glass throws a jab but it's blocked by Romero.
A slow jab from Glass misses its intended target.
Romero throws out a powerful jab.
Romero slips under a jab from Glass.
Romero tries to counter with a takedown but Glass is quick to defend against it.
Romero buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Romero tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Glass is looking to score with low kicks.
Romero misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Glass.
Glass just misses with a punch to the body.
Glass just misses with a punch to the body.
Romero with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Glass attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Romero throws a shot from downtown. Glass moves away and avoids it.
Glass misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Romero.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero throws a body shot but no joy.
Glass throws a shot to the body.
Romero ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
It looked like Romero wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Glass throws a big shot that misses.
Glass misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Romero.
Romero displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Glass throws out the jab.
Glass will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Romero checks the leg kick.
Glass misses with a wild body shot.
Glass stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Romero.
Hector Romero is winning the standup battle so far.
Romero tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
An inside leg kick lands from Romero.
Glass loads up on a big right hand but Romero slips the punch.
Romero tries to counter with a takedown but Glass is quick to defend against it.
Glass misses the jab.
Glass takes a swing at Romero's ribcage but misses.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Glass feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Romeros jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Romero tries to work over Glass's front leg with a kick but Glass checks it.
Glass throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Glass ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Glass throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Romero feinted with a counter takedown.
Romero 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.
Glass scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Romero moves forwards but Glass connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Glass throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Romero throws an overhand right that lands on Glass's shoulder, as Glass tries to avoid the shot.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Glass checks a leg kick.
Glass cracks Romero with a right hand to the side of the head.
A lazy left from Romero finds it's target.
Romero smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Romero throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Romero is looking to chop away at Glass's legs.
Glass jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Romero will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Glass moves out of range as Romero throws a body kick.
Glass misses with a hook.
Romero changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Romero tries to land a leg kick but Glass saw it coming and moves away.
Romero throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Glass is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Romero with a body shot.
Romero avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Glass misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Romero.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Romero. Glass does a little dance to reset his feet.
Glass looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Romero is looking to chop away at Glass's legs.
Romero avoids the body shot from Glass.
Glass keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Romero.
Glass looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Romero uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Glass.
Romero attempts a counter takedown but Glass avoids it well and moves away.
Romero lands with an overhand left.
Romero with a lazy takedown attempt
and Glass counters with a straight right hand.
Glass throws a lazy right hand but Romero sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Romero ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Glass moves away.
Glass throws a looping overhand right but Romero ducks down to avoid it.
Romero half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Glass throws a jab but it's blocked by Romero.
Romero misses with a wild body shot.
Romero throws a chopping leg kick but Glass manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Glass fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Romero has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Romero blocks a jab.
Glass throws a big shot that misses.
Romero looks to land a right hand but Glass moved out of range.
The fighters circling - Romero throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Glass has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Romero wants to slow Glass down by chopping away at his legs.
Glass's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Glass smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A low kick from Romero misses
and Glass counters with a low kick, right behind Romero 's knee.
Glass misses with a low kick.
Romero swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Romero misses with a looping right.
Glass just misses with a punch to the body.
Glass checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
A slapping leg kick lands for Romero.
Romero fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Glass is out of range.
Romero fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Glass on the side of the head.
A solid leg kick lands there for Romero.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Romero.
Romero scores with a jab to the jaw.
Romero checks the leg kick.
Romero connects with a single shot there.
Glass jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Glass changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Glass misses with a low kick.
Glass misses with a looping right.
Romero attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Romero misses the jab.
Romero connects with an inside leg kick.
Glass lands a nice shot to the body.
Romero throws an overhand right that lands on Glass's shoulder, as Glass tries to avoid the shot.
Romero misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Glass.
Glass looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Glass slips under a jab from Romero.
Glass misses with an uppercut.
Romero cracks Glass with an open hand slap.
Romero swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Romero motions for Glass to come forward. Romero throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Glass lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Glass throws out a loose jab but Romero uses good head movement to avoid it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Romero. Glass does a little dance to reset his feet.
Good standup being displayed there by Glass as he connects with a hook.
Glass scores with a body shot.
Romero fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Romero on the wrong end of a nice hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Glass throws a leg kick but Romero sees it coming and checks it nicely.
A jab from Glass does it's job there.
Glass throws a low kick but it's checked well by Romero.
Romero misses with a looping left.
Glass scores with a nice head shot.
Romero lands a nice leg kick that just misses Glass's sensitive parts.
A looping hook to the body misses from Romero. Glass does a little dance to reset his feet.
A big left from Glass misses.
Glass keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Romero fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Glass checks it well.
Glass avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A jab from Glass misses.
Romero keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Glass misses with a body shot.
Romero tries to bum rush Glass with a series of wild strikes but Glass uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Glass doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Romero tried to score with a low kick but Glass checks it.
Romero looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Glass defending well as Romero loads up on a big left hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Glass swings for the body but Romero moves out of range.
Romero dips to his left and cracks Glass with an uppercut!
Romero ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Romero moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Glass misses with a body shot.
A nice inside leg kick there by Glass. That's going to slow Romero down.
Romero lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
A swing and a miss from Glass.
Romero appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Glass ducks right into an uppercut from Romero.
Glass uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Romero takes a swing at Glass's ribcage but misses.
A nice leg kick lands there from Romero.
Glass connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Romero throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Glass fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Romero is out of range.
Romero with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Glass to score with a decent uppercut.
A swing and a miss from Romero.
Glass scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Romero shoots for a takedown but Glass saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Glass ducks under a wild hook from Romero.
Glass punishes Romero's body with a nice straight punch.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Romero checks a leg kick.
Good work by Romero as he checks the leg kick.
Glass attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Romero swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Glass connects with a nice looking jab.
Glass just misses with a punch to the body.
Glass displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Romero throws out the jab.
Glass looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Glass takes a swing at Romero's ribcage but misses.
Nice uppercut there from Romero.
Romero looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Romero throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Glass looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Glass misses with a wild body shot.
The fighters circling - Romero throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Glass throws a body shot but no joy.
Glass takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Romero loads up on a big right hand but Glass slips the punch.
Romero cracks Glass with a good jab.
Glass throws a lazy right hand but Romero sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Glass slips under a jab from Romero.
Glass tries to land a leg kick but Romero saw it coming and moves away.
Glass lands with a hook. Romero tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his 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!
Romero fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Glass manages to avoid it.
Glass displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Romero.
Glass lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Glass takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Glass needs to keep his hands up - Romero had a free shot at his head there.
Glass tests Romero's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Glass comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Romero takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Romero looks to land a body kick but Glass moved away.
Glass is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Romero with a body shot.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Romero, right into the meat.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Romero feints and then cracks Glass's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Glass down.
Romero missing with a left hand there. Glass was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Glass now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Glass 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 third round but Desmond Glass 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.


Romero tries to score a power double leg takedown but Glass sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Romero somewhat.
Romero lands with a thumping leg kick.
Glass throws a jab when Romero was well out of range.
Glass throws a jab but it's blocked by Romero.
Jab from Glass.
Romero missing with a left hand there. Glass was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Romero keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Romero fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Glass manages to avoid it.
Romero looks to score with a jab to the body but Glass is just out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Glass is looking to chop away at Romero's legs.
Romero tries to counter with a takedown but Glass is quick to defend against it.
Glass takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Romero moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Romero pivots, looking for a leg kick but Glass is out of range and Romero settles back down.
Glass lands with a cross.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero misses with a hook. Glass ducked under it nicely.
Romero scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Glass moves out of range of the strikes.
Romero missing with a left hand there. Glass was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Romero bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Glass throws a big shot that misses.
Some bone on bone action there as Glass checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Glass throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Glass misses with a body shot.
Glass bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Nice jab there from Glass.
Glass throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Romero sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Romero moves out of range of the strikes.
Romero slips under a jab.
Glass swings for the body but Romero moves out of range.
Glass lunges at Romero with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Romero's hand.
Romero shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Glass as he avoids it easily.
Romero shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Glass but Glass pushes him off and we're back to square one.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hector Romero. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Romero. Glass does a little dance to reset his feet.
Romero throws a chopping leg kick but Glass manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Glass misses with a wild body shot.
Glass pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A left and a right from Glass both land. Nice combination.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Romero defending well as Glass loads up on a big left hand.
Romero fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Glass checks it well.
A slapping leg kick lands for Romero.
Nice shot lands for Glass.
Glass throws a hook but Romero blocks it.
Glass connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Romero's hands.
Romero misses with a leg kick
and Glass counters with a nice leg kick.
Romero throws a leg kick but Glass moved away.
Romero connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Glass staying out of range there.
Nice defenses there by Glass.
Romero with a jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Glass appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Glass throws a front kick aimed at Romero's knee but Romero avoids it well.
Glass throws a hook but Romero blocks it.
Glass scores with a jab to the head.
Glass with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Romero to score with a decent uppercut.
Romero on the wrong end of a nice hook.

Romero scores with a takedown into Glass's guard.
Romero in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Glass wants to stand but Romero is controlling the position.
Romero trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Romero loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Glass wants to stand but Romero is controlling the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Glass manages to wriggle out and sneak his way back up to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched up against the cage.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Romero pulls guard successfully.

Romero is working an open guard so Glass takes the opportunity to get back to his feet.
Glass throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Good shot there by Glass.
Glass misses with a looping right.
Romero blocks a low kick nicely.
Glass connects with a right hand. Romero shakes it off.
Good work by Romero as he checks the leg kick.
Romero connects with an inside leg kick.
Glass gets cracked there but stands up to it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Romero. Glass does a little dance to reset his feet.
Glass throws a leg kick which misses Romero's front leg but catches the back leg as Romero tries to avoid it.
Romero blocks a jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Desmond Glass dominated that fourth round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. This is the final round!


Romero gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Romero throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Glass throws a low kick but Romero avoids it.
Glass jabs Romero to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Glass chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Romero can pounce on him.
Glass throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Glass lands a body shot.
Romero lands a leg kick that knocks Glass off balance momentarily.
Glass scores with a leg kick.
Glass swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Romero feinted with a counter takedown.
Decent striking displayed by Romero there.
Romero throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Glass 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.
Romero scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Glass doesn't seem bothered though.
Romero throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Glass tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.

Romero gets a takedown into half guard.
Romero has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Romero is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero wants to lay and pray for a moment but Glass keeps working.
Glass pushes Romero off looking to stand but Romero dives back in and keeps control.
Romero working the head and body with strikes.
Hector Romero overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Glass looks like he's trying to stand up.
Glass avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Romero.
Romero tries to pass to full mount but Glass defends it.
Romero throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Romero thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Glass's head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Romero tries to pass the half guard into mount. Glass knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.

Romero is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Glass sees it coming and defends easily.

Glass kicks off Romero and gets to his feet.
Glass throws a low kick but Romero moves out of range easily.
Romero feinted with a counter takedown.
Glass throws a nice outside leg kick.
Glass keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Romero.
Glass throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Romero misses with a looping right.
Glass appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Romero takes a swing at Glass's ribcage but misses.
A countering left hand to the body from Glass misses.
Romero pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Glass scores with a body shot.
Romero will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Romero with a jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Glass chopping away at his opponent's legs.
A slow jab from Glass misses its intended target.
Romero staying out of range there.
Glass checks a leg kick nicely.
Glass lands a jab.
Glass fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Romero.
Romero lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Glass cracks a nice hook into Romero's ribs.
Glass chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Romero can pounce on him.
Romero fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Glass manages to avoid it.
Romero throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Romero takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Glass tries a low kick but Romero avoids it.
Romero half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Romero swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A little jabbing left from Glass on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Glass moves out of range of the strikes.
Romero fails to land the takedown.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Glass bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Glass checks a leg kick.
Glass let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Glass misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Romero.
Glass loads up on a big right hand but Romero slips the punch.
Glass connects with the punch.
Romero slips a jab from Glass.
Glass is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
A looping hook to the body misses from Romero. Glass does a little dance to reset his feet.
Romero scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Glass changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Romero takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Romero tries to score with a low kick but Glass moves his leg out of the way.
Glass throws a body shot but no joy.
Glass bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Romero takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Romero uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Glass.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Desmond Glass.
I think Glass 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 Jack Bonds scores the fight 49:47
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 45:50
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Hector Romero!

Hector Romero retains his welterweight title!
Hector Romero seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
In defeat, Desmond Glass stepped up to the mic, saying 'I have to get with my coaches and manager, and rethink my gameplan going forward. I'll be back.'.
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Event: CEC 567     
Date:   Feb 07, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hector Romero (ranked 14 p4p, 2 weight class) and Zane Mason (ranked 34 p4p, 7 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Romero might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Havana. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

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34
171 lbs
28 - 10 - 0
180 cm
36
174 lbs
36 - 16 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
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Olympic wrestler
World class MT
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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 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Zane Mason!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Frank Antenori and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Romero throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Romero throws a sloppy body shot
and Mason counters with a body kick.
Romero lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Romero misses with an uppercut
and Mason connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Mason scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Romero attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Mason connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Romero is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Mason misses with a body shot.
Mason 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.
Mason stuffs the takedown.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A jab from Romero finds it's way through Mason's defenses.
Romero throws an overhand right that lands on Mason's shoulder, as Mason tries to avoid the shot.
Mason misses the shot to the body.
Romero walks into a stiff left hand from Mason.
Romero misses with a low kick.
Hector Romero seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Mason throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Romero was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Romero fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Mason looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mason stuns Romero with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Zane Mason is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Mason connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Romero momentarily.
Mason throws a leg kick
enabling Romero to counter with a crisp jab.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Romero.
Some bone on bone action there as Romero checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Mason misses with a body shot.
An inside leg kick lands from Mason.
Romero avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Mason misses with a looping right.
Romero feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Romero shoots for a double leg takedown but Mason sprawls well. He's pushed Romero's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Romero scores with a jab to the body.
Mason throws a leg kick

and Romero counters with a takedown into side control.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Mason is looking for a sweep.
Romero lands an elbow.
Romero creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Mason parries the strikes from Romero easily there. Romero is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Mason to escape.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero throws a strike aimed at the side of Mason's head but Mason avoids it well.
Mason is being controlled here.
Romero tries to advance to mount but Mason denies him.
Romero trying to control the action but Mason is working from the bottom.
Mason is looking to regain half guard here but Romero keeps moving and retains side control.

Romero looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Romero scoring with punches and elbows.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero advances to mount.
Romero trying to control but Mason is having none of it.
Mason takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.
Romero throwing strikes here but Mason is writhing around nicely and avoiding any serious damage.
Mason is trying desperately to improve position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Romero working Mason over with strikes here.
Romero connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
Romero has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Romero can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Mason is looking to escape.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero landing shots from mount.
Mason is desperately trying to improve his position but Romero has a good base and remains in mount.
Romero has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Mason's 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!
Mason tries to hold on but Romero postures up.
Mason manages to work a leg through to get back to half guard here. Good work there by Mason, under a barage of strikes from Romero.
Romero looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Romero trying to control from half guard but Mason is working away.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Romero missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hector Romero dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Mason throws a shot from downtown. Romero moves away and avoids it.
Romero tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Mason was well out of range. Poor timing from Romero.
Romero throws a body shot but no joy.
Mason moves forwards but Romero connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Mason fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Romero manages to avoid it.
Romero appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
A looping hook to the body misses from Mason. Romero does a little dance to reset his feet.
Mason ducks under a wild hook from Romero.
Romero swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Mason tries to counter with a clinch but Romero shakes him off and moves away.
Romero scores with a jab to the jaw.
Romero misses with a body shot.
A slow jab from Romero misses its intended target.
Romero ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Romero swings for the body but Mason moves out of range.
Mason looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Romero takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Mason wants to clinch up but Romero keeps it at a distance.
Romero throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mason moves out of range of the leg kick from Romero.
Romero swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Mason uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Romero.
Mason throws a low kick but it's checked well by Romero.
A cross from Mason lands.
Mason slips a jab from Romero.
Jab, jab by Romero - just one landing.
Romero throws a nice inside leg kick.
Mason misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Romero.
Romero appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Mason has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Mason checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Romero bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
The fighters circle momentarily. Mason darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Mason throws a hook to the side of Romero's head but Romero sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Romero lands with a cross.
A low kick from Mason misses

and Romero counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Romero lands a nice short elbow.
Romero is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Mason can do to turn this around?

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero works his foot free and advances to mount.
Romero punishing his opponent with strikes.
Romero breaks from Mason's wrist control and lands an elbow.
Romero lands a heavy elbow.
Romero postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Mason looks a forlorn figure.
Romero throwing sloppy strikes, which aren't doing any damage.
Romero throwing sloppy strikes here. Perhaps if he tightened up his striking from such a dominant position, he'd be able to finish easier.
Romero lands a big elbow.
Romero thowing strikes but they're hitting the gloves, not doing any damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero thuds his fist into the canvas! Oooouch!
Romero raining down hammerfists from mount.
Romero lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
Romero landing strikes, looking to finish!
Romero landing punches.

Mason is rocked!
Mason wriggling around on the bottom manages to avoid the strikes thrown by Romero.
Mason is in all sorts of trouble here.
Mason tries to hold on but Romero postures up.
Romero throws an elbow from mount that misses. Lucky escape for Mason because Romero loaded up on that one.
Romero looking to ground and pound but Mason is blocking nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero lands with some strikes.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Romero scores with a couple of good head shots there.
Mason is still in real trouble! Can Romero finish him?
Romero raining down hammerfists from mount.
Romero loads up on a couple of big shots to the head that have Mason scrambling to escape. He can't get free though and several more unanswered shots from Romero land to the head. The referee has no choice but to stop the fight. Romero stands and salutes the crowd.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:37 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hector Romero!
Hector Romero retains his welterweight title!
An out of breath Hector Romero 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: CEC 563     
Date:   Jan 10, 2018

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Lao Shin (ranked 7 p4p, 1 weight class) and Hector Romero (ranked 33 p4p, 5 weight class). Shin comes to the cage accompanied by Shaolin Chamber of Death. Romero has chosen Havana as his entrance music. Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

182 cm
32
176 lbs
29 - 9 - 1
183 cm
34
171 lbs
27 - 10 - 0
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
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 29 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Lao Shin!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Percy O'Donnell and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Romero connects with a nice looking jab.
Shin has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Romero finds it's way round the side to connect with Shin's head.
Romero fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
As Romero backs away, Shin returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Shin checks a leg kick.
Romero misses with a straight left.
Romero is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Shin.
A left lands for Romero.
Romero has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Shin.
Romero thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Shin if he has to take too many more of those.
Shin misses with a hook.
Shin takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Romero misses with a hook.
Shin misses with a combination
and Romero counters with a thumping low kick.
Romero tries to land a front kick but Shin steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Shin walks into a straight right hand from Romero.
Shin dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shin lands a nice shot to the body.
Romero moves out of range of the body kick.
Shin feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Romero's calf.
Shin finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Shin throws a sloppy head kick and Romero moves out of range easily.
Romero misses with a low kick as Shin jumps back.
Shin swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Romero throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Shin looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Romero misses with a shot to the body
and Shin counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Romero takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Romero dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Shin. That did some damage!
Shin just misses with a punch to the body.
A thudding body kick lands there by Romero!
Romero cracks Shin with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Shin shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Shin tests Romero's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Shin misses with a wild body shot.
Romero scores with a leg kick.
Romero throws out a loose jab but Shin uses good head movement to avoid it.
A little feinted left hand from Shin on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Shin throws a body kick that misses

and Romero counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Romero throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Romero looking to sit in guard and control but Shin gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Shin trying to control the position from guard on top but Romero is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Romero looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Shin stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Romero swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shin is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Shin continues to stall.

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.

Romero looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Romero wants to control but Shin passes easily into half guard.
Shin passes to full mount!
Romero really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Shin tries to control but Romero wriggling away.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Shin takes one to the chin there.
Romero lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Shin takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Romero throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Romero throws an off balance right hand
and Shin counters with a lovely straight right hand!
A looping hook to the body misses from Romero. Shin does a little dance to reset his feet.
Romero throws a leg kick but Shin checks it.
Romero moves out of range of the body kick.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Shin.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
A big left from Romero misses.
Romero lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Nice uppercut there from Romero.
Romero keeps the fight on the outside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Romero paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
A shot to the liver by Romero. Beautiful body shot.
Hector Romero seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A low kick from Romero misses
and Shin makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Romero walks into a jab.
Romero bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Shin's head.
A big left from Shin misses.
Romero tries a quick counter leg kick but Shin is wise to it.
Shin tries to clinch but Romero moves out of range.
Romero changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Romero throws a lazy right hand but Shin sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Shin was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Shin lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Shin connects with a crisp jab.
Nice uppercut there from Romero.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Romero tries to land a leg kick but Shin saw it coming and moves away.
A big right from Romero misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Shin gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Shin working a defensive guard here.
Romero postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Romero throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Shin looking for a sweep. Not yet Shin, not yet.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Shin has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Romero with a flurry of punches that miss.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Romero trying to control the position from guard on top but Shin is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Romero postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Romero lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Shin has momentary wrist control but Romero slips an elbow through the middle.
Shin has Romero pulled in close to control his posture.
Romero trying to control the position from guard on top but Shin is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Romero throws an elbow that misses. Shin uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Romero's guard. Nice move by Shin!

Shin sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Romero's guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Shin looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.

Shin seems to be looking for submissions.
Romero is staying active underneath Shin, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Shin is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Romero wants to control but Shin is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Hector Romero has got the better of the ground game so far.

Romero is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Shin pulls his head out easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A lazy left from Romero finds it's target.
Shin uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Romero.
A nice leg kick lands there from Romero.
Romero avoids the body shot from Shin.
Romero wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Romero throws a jab but it's blocked by Shin.
Romero listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Romero blocks a jab.
Romero looks to score with a jab to the body but Shin is just out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shin lands with a right hand.

It looks like Hector Romero has been cut.
Shin bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Romero scores with a nice right hand.
Shin steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Romero.
Shin throws a quick counter head kick but Romero was just out of range.
Romero moves out of range of the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shin tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Romero wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Romero tries a low kick but Shin avoids it.
Shin misses the shot to the body.
Romero wants to land a leg kick but Shin is out of range.
Shin appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Romero is looking to slow Shin down with leg kicks.
Shin connects with the punch.
Shin is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Romero misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Shin counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Romero moves out of range of the strikes.
Romero misses with a left hand
and Shin counters with a slapping leg kick.
Romero misses with an uppercut.
Lao Shin is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Romero moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Romero throws a leg kick that is checked
and Shin counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Shin takes one on the chin but seems OK.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Shin missing with a left hand there. Romero was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Romero throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Shin ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A bone on bone clash there as Shin blocks the leg kick.
Romero misses with a wild body shot.
Shin jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Romero scores with a hook to the body. Shin takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Shin throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Shin closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Nice shot by Romero.
Romero throws a leg kick which misses Shin's front leg but catches the back leg as Shin tries to avoid it.
Shin takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Romero throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Shin stuffs the takedown attempt from Romero. Romero gets slowly back to his feet.
Romero avoids a kick to the body.
Romero comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Romero throws a poor cross that misses
and Shin counters with a left to the body.
Romero looks for a takedown but Shin sprawls well.
Shin ducks under a wild hook from Romero.
Shin was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Romero will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Shin swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Romero throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Romero slips under a jab.
Shin lands a jab to Romero's midsection.
Shin lands a right hook to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A low kick from Romero misses
and Shin counters with an inside leg kick.
Shin is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Romero.
Shin blocks a jab.
Shin wants to slow Romero down by chopping away at his legs.
Romero pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
And Shin counters with a quick kick to the body but Romero blocks it.
A big right from Romero misses.
Romero pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Shin is looking to counter the offense by Romero and move into the clinch.
Romero fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Shin has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Shin with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Romero to score with a decent uppercut.
Shin on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Romero fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Shin on the side of the head.
Romero swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Nice shot lands for Shin.
Shin takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Hector Romero just about did enough to take it.
The cut man is working on Hector Romero's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Romero walks into a stiff left hand from Shin.
Romero walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Shin misses with a leg kick
and Romero counters with a nice uppercut.
Romero defending well as Shin loads up on a big left hand.
Romero misses with a straight right.
Romero lands a jab to the nose.
Romero with a poor takedown
and Shin counters with a nice uppercut.
Romero scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Shin doesn't seem bothered though.
Romero blocks a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shin swings for the body but Romero moves out of range.
Romero throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Shin works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Romero gets tackled into the cage by Shin. Shin maintains the clinch.
Shin tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero misses with a punch to the body.
Romero lands a shoulder strike.
Shin works on Romero's body with a couple of short punches.
Romero lands a hook to the side of the head.
Romero jumps guard but Shin turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.

Romero manages to break the clinch.
Shin wants to land a leg kick but Romero is out of range.
Shin throws a big shot that misses.
Shin blocks a leg kick.
Romero cracks Shin with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Romero pivots, looking for a leg kick but Shin is out of range and Romero settles back down.
Romero misses with a leg kick
and Shin counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Shin misses with an uppercut
letting Romero counter with a right hand.
A clash of legs there as Romero blocks the low kick.
A big left from Romero misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero misses with a low kick as Shin jumps back.
Romero ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Shin moves away.
Shin pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Romero feints the counter takedown.
Romero looks to score with a jab to the body but Shin is just out of range.
Romero lands with a hook. Shin tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Romero moves out of range of the strikes.
Romero tried to score with a low kick but Shin checks it.
An inside leg kick from Shin misses.
Romero lands a right hook to the body.
Shin missing with a left hand there. Romero was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Jab from Romero.
Shin scores with a jab to the head.
Shin throws a body punch but Romero moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero cracks a nice hook into Shin's ribs.
Good standup being displayed there by Romero as he connects with a hook.
Shin misses with a looping right.
Romero connects with a body shot that sends Shin's belly button to the back.
Romero throws a chopping leg kick but Shin manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Shin connects with a nice looking jab.
Romero bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Shin throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Shin lands with a nice body punch.
Romero fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A shot to the liver by Romero. Beautiful body shot.
Romero throws a leg kick but Shin sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Romero catches Shin with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Shin throws a leg kick which misses Romero's front leg but catches the back leg as Romero tries to avoid it.
Romero has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Romero on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Romero fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Shin.
Shin tries to close the distance and clinch up but Romero swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Shin moves in looking to clinch but Romero pushes him off.
Shin uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Romero has time to react.
Shin takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Romero throws a leg kick
and Shin counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Shin avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A quick step to the side and Shin tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Romero scores with a hook.
Romero throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Shin uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Romero.
A leg kick checked by Shin.
Shin tried to counter with a leg kick but Romero avoided it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Hector Romero will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Hector Romero'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. This is the final round!


Romero throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Shin counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Shin throws an overhand right that lands on Romero's shoulder, as Romero tries to avoid the shot.
Shin misses with a head kick.
Romero feints and then cracks Shin's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Shin down.
An inside leg kick lands from Romero.
Romero throws a shot to the body.
Romero throws a body punch but Shin moves out of range.
Romero is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Shin.
Shin lands an overhand right.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero throws a shot from downtown. Shin moves away and avoids it.
Shin looks for the body kick but Romero saw that one coming.
Romero misses with a kick to the body
and Shin counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Shin is looking to slow Romero down with leg kicks.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero checks a low kick from Shin.
Shin misses with a looping left.
Romero throws a jab but it's blocked by Shin.
Romero misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Shin.
Shin misses with a wild body shot.
Romero misses with a looping left.
Romero is looking to score with low kicks.
Romero throws a right hand that misses
and Shin counters with a right hand to the body.
Shin shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Shin takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Nice sprawl there from Shin as Romero shoots in.
Shin keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Romero misses with a takedown attempt
and Shin counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Hector Romero 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.
Romero connects with a body shot that sends Shin's belly button to the back.
Romero slips under a jab from Shin.
Lao Shin has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Shin moves out of range of the strikes.
Shin ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Shin takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Hector Romero seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Shin throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Romero throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Romero uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Shin.
Romero throws a leg kick that misses.
Romero misses with a looping right.
Shin is looking to counter punch.
Romero lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Romero has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Romero tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Shin swivels and escapes.
Lao Shin has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Hector Romero.
Romero drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero throws a chopping leg kick but Shin manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Romero scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Shin doesn't seem bothered though.
Nice cross by Romero.
Shin lands with a kick to the ribs.
Romero ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Shin moves away.
Good work by Romero as he checks the leg kick.
A jab from Shin misses.
Romero misses with a kick to the body
and Shin counters with a low kick, right behind Romero 's knee.
Romero is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Romero cracks Shin with a good jab.
Romero 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 uppercut there from Romero.
Romero swings away with a leg kick that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Shin lands with a thumping leg kick.
Shin throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Romero throws a low kick but Shin avoids it.
A quick step to the side and Shin tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nice defenses there by Shin.
Romero throws a nice inside leg kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Shin misses with a low kick.
Romero throws an overhand right that lands on Shin's shoulder, as Shin tries to avoid the shot.
Romero avoids the body shot from Shin.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Romero.
Shin swings for the body but Romero moves out of range.
Romero throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Shin on the side of the head.
Romero misses with a straight right.
Romero connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Shin momentarily.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Hector Romero.
Well Romero 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 Frank Antenori scores the fight 45:50
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 45:50
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hector Romero!

Our winner, Hector Romero, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: Syn 555 - Alpha     
Date:   Dec 09, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Kalervo Kaunismieli (ranked 3 p4p, 1 weight class) and Hector Romero (ranked 9 p4p, 3 weight class). Romero has chosen Havana 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.

183 cm
37
192 lbs
37 - 11 - 1
183 cm
33
171 lbs
27 - 9 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

KAISER Nutrition - Q160
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Aspire Clothing
KAISER Nutrition - Q160



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 37 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Kalervo Kaunismieli!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Chris Edwards and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kaunismieli lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Romero lands a slapping body shot.
Romero looks to land a right hand but Kaunismieli moved out of range.
Kaunismieli was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Romero lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Romero shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Kaunismieli but Kaunismieli pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Kaunismieli keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kaunismieli moves away from the strike by Romero.
Romero throws a lazy right hand but Kaunismieli sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Kaunismieli tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
A nice inside leg kick there by Romero. That's going to slow Kaunismieli down.
Romero misses with a shot to the body
enabling Kaunismieli to counter with a crisp jab.
Romero scores with a hook.
Kaunismieli throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Romero fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kaunismieli manages to avoid it.

Kaunismieli closes the distance and clinches.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kaunismieli tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Romero's elbow.
Kaunismieli lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A short left from Romero.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kaunismieli stops a takedown attempt from Romero.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kaunismieli.
Romero lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Romero prevents a body shot from Kaunismieli.
Romero prevents a body shot from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli misses with a hook from the clinch.
Romero misses with a punch on the inside.
Kaunismieli struggles to land a body shot inside as Romero controls his hands.
Romero takes a shot to the head.
A short left from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Romero misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kaunismieli presses Romero against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Kaunismieli tries to work over Romero's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kaunismieli lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Kaunismieli lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Romero blocks an uppercut.
Kaunismieli lands an uppercut.
Romero misses with a punch on the inside.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kaunismieli digs a right hand underneath Romero's ribcage. Romero let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Romero looks winded!
Kaunismieli wants to stall.
Romero tries to score a body lock takedown but Kaunismieli shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Kalervo Kaunismieli has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Hector Romero.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kaunismieli goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kaunismieli digs a right hand into Romero's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Romero's gas tank.
Kaunismieli lands a body punch in the clinch.
Kaunismieli doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Kaunismieli lands with a left to the head.
A short left from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
A right hook to the body lands for Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Romeros head.
Kaunismieli lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Romero backwards.
A short left from Kaunismieli.
Kaunismieli scores with an uppercut up the middle.

Romero is rocked!
Kaunismieli lands a nice shot to the body.
Romero is still on wobbly legs! Can Kaunismieli finish him?
Romero is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Kaunismieli to keep the fight standing.
Romero has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Kaunismieli seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Romero can turn it around.
Kaunismieli lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Kaunismieli creates a bit of space for himself and rocks Romero with a big uppercut! Romero tries to clinch up but Kaunismieli pushes him back against the cage and lands another monster strike that crumples Romero to the mat! Romero covers up and Kaunismieli unloads with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:50 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Kalervo Kaunismieli!
Kalervo Kaunismieli seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: CEC 555     
Date:   Nov 22, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hector Romero (ranked 17 p4p, 3 weight class) and Ira Wright (ranked 18 p4p, 4 weight class). Romero comes into the arena with Havana blaring out of the sound system. Wright is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Get Back. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

183 cm
33
171 lbs
26 - 9 - 0
185 cm
25
175 lbs
16 - 1 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Aspire Clothing
KAISER Nutrition - Q160

Hell's Balls Recovery (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, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ira Wright!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Romero lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
A clash of legs there as Wright blocks the low kick.
Romero lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Romero uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Wright.
Wright has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Romero cracks the inside of Wright's front leg.
Wright throws a hook but Romero blocks it.
Wright takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Romero throws a shot from downtown. Wright moves away and avoids it.
Wright defending well as Romero loads up on a big left hand.
Wright throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Wright fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Romero manages to avoid it.
Romero half committed to a counter leg kick.
Romero checks the leg kick nicely there.
Wright 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.
Wright connects with a good right hand that stumbles Romero. Romero circles away out of range and recomposes himself.

It looks like Hector Romero has been cut.
Wright checks a low kick from Romero.
Wright looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Wright connects with a solid leg kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wright takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Wright slips a jab from Romero.
Wright has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Romero finds it's way round the side to connect with Wright's head.
Ira Wright is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wright misses with a kick to the body.
Romero looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Wright throws a leg kick but Romero checks it.
Romero walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Wright checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Romero keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Romero throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Wright's waist but Wright gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Romero off to one side.
Wright uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Romero.
Wright throws a big shot that misses.
Wright is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Wright pushes Romero away with a front kick.
The fighters circling - Romero throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Wright swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Romero misses with a straight right.
Wright with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Romero throws a wild body kick that Wright sees coming a mile off.
Romero throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Wright swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Wright chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Romero can pounce on him.
Wright keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero connects with a solid leg kick.
Romero misses with a hook. Wright ducked under it nicely.
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!
The fighters circling - Wright throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Romero connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Wright's hands.
Wright rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Romero counters with a straight right hand.
Romero misses with a hook.
Wright slips under a jab.
Romero moves out of range of the body kick from Wright.
Romero slips a jab from Wright.
A slapping leg kick lands for Romero.
Wright misses with a hook. Romero ducked under it nicely.
A looping hook to the body misses from Romero. Wright does a little dance to reset his feet.
Romero uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Wright.
Decent striking displayed by Romero there.
Wright tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Romero misses with a low kick.
Wright scores with a leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Wright.
Romero swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Wright with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.

Romero looking to score a takedown here. Wright is defending well but Romero drives through and ends up in Wright's guard.
Romero postures up in Wright's guard and throws a big left but Wright blocks it.
Wright is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Romero controls from within his opponent's guard.
Romero wants to control from the top but Wright keeps moving.
Romero is really struggling to control Wright but he's trying to hold on to the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Wright works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Wright has control of Romero's left arm, preventing Romero from doing any damage.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Wright scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Wright avoids the body shot from Romero.
Romero misses the jab.
Romero moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Wright's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Romero throws an off balance right hand
and Wright counters with a nice uppercut.
Romero slips under a jab.
Romero fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A solid leg kick lands there for Romero.
Wright throws a hook to the side of Romero's head but Romero sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Wright pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Wright misses with a looping left.
Wright takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Romero slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Wright looks to land a left hand but Romero moved out of range nicely.
Romero scores with a leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Wright. Romero does a little dance to reset his feet.
A big left from Wright misses.
Romero tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wright was well out of range. Poor timing from Romero.
Romero thumps Wright with a low kick.
Wright staying out of range there.
Wright misses with a body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero throws a hook to the side of Wright's head but Wright sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Romero wants to land a leg kick but Wright is out of range.
Hector Romero is winning the standup battle so far.
A solid body kick from Romero.
Wright lands with a cross.
Wright walks into a jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wright takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wright throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Romero is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Wright can do to turn this around?
Romero misses the jab.
Romero throws an overhand right that lands on Wright's shoulder, as Wright tries to avoid the shot.
Romero finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
A telegraphed right hand from Romero misses the target.
Romero misses with a hook.
Wright throws an overhand right that lands on Romero's shoulder, as Romero tries to avoid the shot.
Wright lands a jab to the head.
Wright misses with a leg kick

and Romero counters with a single leg into guard. Wright didn't expect that.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Romero accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Romero has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Romero working some strikes from top position.
Romero wants to control from the top but Wright keeps moving.
Romero is looking to work some ground and pound but Wright has wrist control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero trying to control but Wright is working from the bottom.
Romero pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Wright is keeping the position for now.
Romero wants to control from the top but Wright keeps moving.
Romero throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Wright works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Romero throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Wright works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Romero wants to pass the guard but Wright is keeping the position.
Romero throws an elbow that misses. Wright uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Romero's guard. Nice move by Wright!

Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Romero working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Wright has passed into half guard!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wright trying to control the pace.

Romero is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Wright pulls his head out easily.
Romero wants to get back to full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Wright controlling the pace.
Romero is looking for a sweep. Wright is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Romero looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

Romero has guillotine here! It looks pretty tight! Could this be all over! No, Wright escapes and passes into side control at the same time. Nice work there by Wright!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Romero cracks Wright with a right hand to the side of the head.
A telegraphed right hand from Wright misses the target.
Wright takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Wright gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Romero.
Romero looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Wright on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Romero takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Romero will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
A head kick misses from Wright.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Wright moves away.
Wright now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Wright misses with a looping right.
Hector Romero seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Romero misses with a looping right.
Romero fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Wright checks it well.
A slow jab from Wright misses its intended target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero throws out a loose jab but Wright uses good head movement to avoid it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Romero. Wright does a little dance to reset his feet.
Wright was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Romero digs a good body shot into Wright's ribs.
Romero lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
A nice leg kick lands there from Romero.
Wright throws a lazy right hand but Romero sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Romero throws the left hand but Wright avoids the punch easily.
Romero tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wright was well out of range. Poor timing from Romero.
Romero avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Wright looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Wright misses with a low kick.
Romero scores with a crisp jab that stopped Wright in his tracks.
Wright takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Romero looks for the body kick but Wright saw that one coming.
Romero throws a jab but it's blocked by Wright.
Some wild striking there from Wright.
Romero is looking to counter punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero moves away from the strike by Wright.
Romero feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Romero uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Wright.
Wright throws a right and a left that Romero avoids nicely.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Wright misses with a body shot.
Romero takes a swing at Wright's ribcage but misses.
Wright slips a straight right by Romero.
Wright throws a lazy right hand but Romero sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Wright checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Wright swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Wright shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Wright lands with a straight right. Romero didn't see that one coming.
Romero swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Good work by Romero as he checks the leg kick.
Romero connects with a nice looking jab.
Romero throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Wright counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wright throws a quick inside leg kick.
Romero turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Wright takes a shot to the body in his stride.
An inside leg kick from Romero misses.
Romero 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.
Wright throws a looping overhand right but Romero ducks down to avoid it.
Romero appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Romero cracks Wright with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Romero cracks Wright with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Romero moves away from the strike by Wright.
Wright throws a wild body kick that Romero sees coming a mile off.
Wright moves out of range as Romero throws a body kick.
Wright misses with an uppercut

and Romero counters with a takedown into side control.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Romero trying to control the action but Wright is working from the bottom.

Romero goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Wright rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Romero's guard! Nice work there by Wright!

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Romero looking for subs off his back but Wright has passed one foot through into half guard.
Wright perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Romero trying to control but Wright postures up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Romero blocks a low kick nicely.
Romero tries to counter with a takedown but Wright is quick to defend against it.
Romero connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Wright throws a hook to the side of Romero's head but Romero sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Nice defenses there by Romero.
Good work by Wright as he checks the leg kick.
Romero lands an overhand right.
Wright walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Romero takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Romero bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Wright steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Romero. That one must have hurt.
Wright shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Wright walks into a left hand.
Wright is looking to chop away at Romero's legs.
Wright checks a leg kick nicely.
Wright looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Wright takes a body punch but keeps moving.
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!
Romero swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero avoids the head kick by Wright.
Wright throws a hook but Romero avoids it easily.
Romero lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Romero feints and then cracks Wright's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Wright down.
Wright tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Romero chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Wright chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Romero can pounce on him.
Romero misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Wright.
Romero jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Jab from Wright.
Romero misses with a straight right.
Romero connects with an inside leg kick.
Romero scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Romero misses with a straight right.
Romero on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Wright throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Romero counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Wright misses with a low kick.
A little feinted left hand from Romero on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Romero fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wright manages to avoid it.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Romero.
A good leg kick by Romero.
The fighters circling - Romero throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Romero moves out of range of the leg kick from Wright.
Wright swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Nice uppercut lands for Romero. That snapped Wright's head back.
Romero slips a jab from Wright.
Romero looks to land a left hand but Wright moved out of range nicely.
Romero bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Wright throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wright waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Romero.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Wright keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Wright doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Wright pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Wright has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Romero misses with a looping left.
Wright misses with a low kick.
Romero takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
A telegraphed right hand from Romero misses the target.
Wright misses with a wild combination.
A nice inside leg kick there by Romero. That's going to slow Wright down.
Romero displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
A looping hook to the body misses from Wright. Romero does a little dance to reset his feet.
Romero swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Romero connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero fails with a takedown attempt.
A big left from Wright misses.
A swing and a miss from Wright.
A quick step to the side and Romero tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Wright lands a body shot.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Romero thumps Wright with a low kick.
Romero misses with a wild body shot.
Romero misses with a straight left.
Wright misses with an uppercut.
Romero appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Wright takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Wright connects with a nice looking jab.
Wright throws a body punch but Romero moves out of range.
Wright throws the kick towards the body but Romero avoids it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hector Romero had his way with Ira Wright in that round.
The cut man is working on Hector Romero's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Romero blocks a jab.
Wright takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Romero with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Wright throws a body punch but Romero moves out of range.
Romero looks to score with a jab to the body but Wright is just out of range.
Nice uppercut there from Romero.
Romero gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Wright counters with a stiff right hand.
Wright looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Wright throws a right hand that misses
and Romero connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Romero throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Wright sees it coming and avoids it easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero scores with a hook.
Romero moves out of range of the strikes.
A big left from Romero misses.
It seemed like Wright was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Wright throws a body punch but Romero moves out of range.
Romero changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Romero, right into the meat.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wright lands a glancing blow to the side of Romero's head.
Romero uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Romero takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Romero bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Wright misses with a looping right.
Romero scores with a shot to the body.
Wright pivots, looking for a leg kick but Romero is out of range and Wright settles back down.
An inside leg kick lands from Romero.
Romero connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Wright momentarily.
Romero throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Wright counters with a nice leg kick.
Romero swings for the body but Wright moves out of range.
Wright looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Wright throws a big shot that misses.
Wright takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Wright fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Romero manages to avoid it.
Hector Romero is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wright tries a low kick but Romero avoids it.
Romero is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Wright.
Wright looks for the body kick but Romero saw that one coming.
A chopping leg kick lands by Romero.
Wright tried to score with a low kick but Romero checks it.
Romero throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Wright swings for the body but Romero moves out of range.
Wright uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Romero.
Romero lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Romero blocks a leg kick.
Romero thows a left - swing and a miss!
Nice body punch from Romero.
Wright misses the shot to the body.
Romero uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Wright.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero misses with an uppercut. Wright saw that one coming.
It seemed like Wright was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Romero waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Wright.
Wright looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Romero throws a low kick, looking for Wright's leg but Wright calmly moves out of range.
Wright throws a body shot but no joy.
Wright throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Romero stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Wright takes a jab right on the kisser.
Romero scores with a crisp jab that stopped Wright in his tracks.
Romero misses with a leg kick.
Nice uppercut there from Romero.
A clash of legs there as Wright blocks the low kick.
Wright misses with a wild body shot.
Wright gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Wright scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Romero is looking to chop away at Wright's legs.
Wright needs to keep his hands up - Romero had a free shot at his head there.
Ira Wright has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wright turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Wright has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Wright there as he acknowledges the shot.
Romero getting the better of the striking in that exchange.

Romero gets the takedown into side control.
Wright is working to avoid the ground and pound but Romero connects with a decent elbow.
Romero creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Wright sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Romero in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Check out the look on Romero's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!
Wright takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
Hector Romero overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Sloppy strikes there by Romero.

And that's the end of the fight!
Hector Romero showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Romero 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 50:45
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 50:45
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hector Romero!

Hector Romero thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: CEC 548     
Date:   Oct 18, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hector Romero (ranked 19 p4p, 3 weight class) and Hans Huber (ranked 110 p4p, 18 weight class). Romero's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Havana. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

183 cm
33
171 lbs
25 - 9 - 0
180 cm
30
175 lbs
22 - 7 - 0
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 25 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
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 Amsterdam, Hans Huber!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Jack Bonds and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Romero shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Huber preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Romero controlling from the top position.
Huber keeping moving, preventing Romero from controlling successfully.
Romero working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Huber bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Romero's guard.


Romero is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.

Romero is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Huber is aware though and is defending well.
Romero being controlled here, momentarily.

Huber avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

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

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.
Huber wants to pass the guard but Romero is keeping the position.

Romero is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Huber is aware though and is defending well.

Romero throws his legs up looking for a submission but Huber uses it to pass to side control.

Huber decides to stand up, so the ref orders Romero to his feet.
Huber scores with a body shot.
Huber has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Romero is landing a low percentage of strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Huber but Huber pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Huber looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Romero slips a straight right by Huber.
Huber on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Romero throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Romero checks a leg kick.
Romero appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Romero misses with a low kick.
Romero lands a jab.
A good leg kick by Romero.
A looping hook to the body misses from Huber. Romero does a little dance to reset his feet.
Huber fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Romero looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Huber tries to clinch there but Romero circles away.
A swing and a miss from Romero.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Huber.
Romero connects with a leg kick. Huber looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
A slow jab from Huber misses its intended target.
Huber looks to land a left hand but Romero moved out of range nicely.
Huber takes a swing at Romero's ribcage but misses.
It looked like Romero was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Huber.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Huber ducks under a wild hook from Romero.
Huber flicks out a counter leg kick but Romero steps away.
Huber avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Romero tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Huber swivels and escapes.
Romero cracks Huber with a good jab.
Romero throws a leg kick but Huber sees it coming and moves out of range.
Nice body punch from Romero.
Romero tests Huber's chin there with a solid looking shot.

Romero gets a takedown into half guard.
Romero missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Romero scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Huber avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Romero.
Huber trying to control but Romero postures up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Huber jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Huber misses with a low kick.
Romero quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Romero takes a swing at Huber's ribcage but misses.
Huber is looking to land body kicks.
Romero appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Romero scores with a jab.
A big right from Romero misses.
Huber misses with a straight right.
It looked like Romero wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Romero is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Huber can do to turn this around?
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Romero.
Romero uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Huber.
Huber scores with a crisp jab that stopped Romero in his tracks.
Romero scores with a jab to the jaw.
Romero smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Huber throws a hook but Romero avoids it easily.
Huber checks the leg kick nicely there.
Romero lands a head shot.
A swing and a miss from Romero.
Romero displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Huber throws out the jab.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Huber lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Romero at a distance.
Romero misses the jab.
Hector Romero seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Romero shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Huber throws out a loose jab but Romero uses good head movement to avoid it.
Romero tried to counter with a leg kick but Huber avoided it.
Huber displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Romero throws out the jab.
A swing and a miss from Romero.
Donk. Huber catches Romero right on the button with a cross.
Huber pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Romero throws a shot to the body.
Huber throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Romero appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Romero throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Huber sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Romero misses with a straight left.
Huber takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Romero with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Huber throws a body punch but Romero moves out of range.
Huber misses with a hook. Romero ducked under it nicely.
Romero appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Good standup being displayed there by Romero as he connects with a hook.
Romero jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
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!
Huber doesn't manage to clinch there - Romero circles away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Huber throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Romero feints and then cracks Huber's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Huber down.
Romero paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Huber feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Romeros jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Romero staying out of range there.
Huber takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Huber fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Huber takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Huber looks to score with a jab to the body but Romero is just out of range.
Huber misses with a straight right.

Romero throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Huber was covering up waiting for the punch and Romero finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Huber keeping full guard, as Romero tries to pass.
Romero in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Romero throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Huber keeping moving, preventing Romero from controlling successfully.
Romero is stalling in the full guard.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Huber is on top in guard.


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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero is looking for a sweep.
Romero is not content to let Huber control the position.
Romero tries to improve position but can't.
Romero is working hard here to advance position.
Romero is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at Helsinki Athletics Club, so we'll see if he gets out of it.
Romero is trying to escape the position but Huber is controlling the position.
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 Hector Romero will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


A jab from Romero misses.
Huber now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Huber lands a lovely overhand right.
Nice shot lands for Romero.
Huber looks to score with a jab to the body but Romero is just out of range.
Romero walks into a jab.
A swing and a miss from Huber.
A punch combination from Huber misses.
Hector Romero is winning the standup battle so far.
Huber swings for the body but Romero moves out of range.
A chopping leg kick lands by Romero.
Romero shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Huber pinned against the cage. Huber gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Romero fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Huber.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Huber tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Romero was well out of range. Poor timing from Huber.
A counter left hand to the body from Romero misses its target.
Romero misses with a straight left.
Romero throws the kick towards the body but Huber avoids it.
Huber swings for the body but Romero moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Huber checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Huber takes a swing at Romero's ribcage but misses.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Huber has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Romero finds it's way round the side to connect with Huber's head.
Hans Huber is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Romero uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Huber has time to react.
Huber lands with a straight right. Romero didn't see that one coming.
Huber checks the leg kick.
Huber swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A swing and a miss from Huber.
Decent striking displayed by Romero there.
Huber steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Romero.
Huber wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
The fighters circling - Huber throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Romero is looking to chop away at Huber's legs.
Romero with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Huber defending well as Romero loads up on a big left hand.
Huber bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Romero throws a looping overhand right but Huber ducks down to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Romero scores with a sloppy right hand. Huber should have avoided that one.

Huber darts in and clinches Romero up against the cage.
Romero lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Still in the clinch, Huber scores with a nice short uppercut.
Huber struggles to land a body shot inside as Romero controls his hands.
Romero blocks a body shot from Huber.
Huber swings wildly with an uppercut but Romero uses good head movement to avoid it.
Huber lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Huber lands on the inside with an uppercut.

Romero breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Huber stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Romero.
Huber's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Romero uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Huber.
Romero misses with an uppercut. Huber saw that one coming.
Romero throws a leg kick that is checked
and Huber counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Huber scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Huber misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Romero.
Romero lands with a nice body kick.
Huber looks to throw the jab but Romero is out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero misses with a straight left.
The crowd cheers as Huber lands an impressive looking overhand right. Romero doesn't seem phased though.
Romero fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Huber looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Romero scores with a body shot.
A chopping leg kick lands by Romero.
A telegraphed right hand from Huber misses the target.
Romero throws a body shot but no joy.
Nice uppercut there from Romero.
Huber uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Romero.
Huber keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Huber lands a head shot.
Huber keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Huber digs a good body shot into Romero's ribs.
Huber connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Romero fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Huber checks it well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Good work by Huber as he checks the leg kick.
Huber looks to land a left hand but Romero moved out of range nicely.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A head kick misses from Huber.
The fighters circling - Romero throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
The fighters circling - Romero throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Romero is looking to chop away at Huber's legs.
Huber walks into a left hand.
Huber throws a series of punches but Romero moves out of range.
Romero throwing a counter right hand but Huber manages to avoid it.
Huber checks the leg kick nicely there.

Romero drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.
Romero looking to sit in guard and control but Huber gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


Romero has his foot on Huber's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Huber works his way back into a safe position though.
Hector Romero overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Huber trying to control the position from guard on top but Romero is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Hans Huber just about did enough to take it.
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 low kick from Romero misses
and Huber counters with a nice uppercut.
Huber looks to throw the jab but Romero is out of range.
Romero moves out of range of the leg kick from Huber.
Romero half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Nice defenses there by Huber.
Huber was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Huber throws a big shot that misses.
Romero lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Romero throws a front kick aimed at Huber's knee but Huber avoids it well.
Huber misses with a body shot.
Huber uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Romero.
Romero ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Huber moves away.
Huber swings for the body but Romero moves out of range.
Huber takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero throws the left hand but Huber avoids the punch easily.
Huber misses with a wild body shot.
Romero missing with a left hand there. Huber was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Crunch! Romero slams his shin into Huber's torso.
Romero bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Romero lets loose with a powerful body kick. Huber will feel that in the morning.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero throws a leg kick that is checked
and Huber counters with a straight right hand.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Huber.
Huber takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Romero connects with a leg kick. Huber looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
A jab lands there for Romero.
Huber looks to throw the jab but Romero is out of range.
Huber avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Huber is looking for the big counter here.
Huber swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Romero moves out of range of the strikes.
Huber throws a shot to the body.
Jab by Huber.
Romero slips under a jab.
Huber steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Romero.
Romero 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!
Romero bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Romero listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Huber lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Huber jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Romero scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Romero throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Romero looks to score with a jab to the body but Huber is just out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Romero. Huber does a little dance to reset his feet.
Huber tries to land a leg kick but Romero saw it coming and moves away.
As Huber backs away, Romero returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Huber misses with a body shot.
Romero tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Huber was well out of range. Poor timing from Romero.
Romero uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Huber.
Huber throws a lazy body kick
and Romero counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Romero throws a push kick but Huber slaps the foot to one side.
Romero shoots in for a takedown but Huber shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Romero fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Huber manages to avoid it.
Huber lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Romero at a distance.
Huber fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Romero throws a leg kick but Huber sees it coming and moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero throws a leg kick but Huber moved away.
Huber looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Huber misses the shot to the body.
Huber throws a body punch but Romero moves out of range.
Huber throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Romero sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Romero dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Huber. That did some damage!
Huber shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Huber loads up on a big right hand but Romero slips the punch.
Romero throws a shot to the body.
Huber misses with an uppercut. Romero saw that one coming.
Romero is looking to counter punch.
Romero lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Romero takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Romero takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Romero lands with a thumping leg kick.
Huber throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Huber connects with a nice looking jab.
Romero keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Huber shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Huber closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Romero misses with a wild body shot.
Romero throws a hook but Huber avoids it easily.
Huber checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Romero throws a low kick but it's checked well by Huber.
A cross from Romero lands.
Huber steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Romero.
Romero ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Huber moves away.
Romero misses with an uppercut. Huber saw that one coming.
Huber swings for the body but Romero moves out of range.
Huber looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Romero is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Huber.
Romero throws a hook but Huber blocks it.
Romero scores with a jab. Huber acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Romero fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Huber is out of range.
Romero fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Huber checks it well.
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 Hector Romero will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Romero throws a nice inside leg kick.
Romero shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Huber counters with a right hand to the body.
Huber misses the jab.
Huber thows a left - swing and a miss!
Some bone on bone action there as Huber checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Huber throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Romero displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Huber throws out the jab.
Huber shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
A swing and a miss from Huber.
Romero is looking to counter punch.
Romero throws out a loose jab but Huber uses good head movement to avoid it.
Huber takes a shot to the body in his stride.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero thows a left - swing and a miss!
Huber moves out of range as Romero throws a body kick.
Huber cracks a nice hook into Romero's ribs.
Huber throws a jab but it's blocked by Romero.
Romero changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Huber keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Romero slips under a jab from Huber.
Huber ducks right into an uppercut from Romero.
Good shot there by Huber.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Huber.
Huber fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Romero manages to avoid it.
Huber blocks a low kick nicely.
Romero swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Romero chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Romero misses the shot to the body.
Romero displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Huber throws out the jab.
Romero cracks Huber with a good jab.
Romero misses with a body kick.
Huber takes one on the button.
Romero throws a hook but Huber avoids it easily.
Romero scores with a nice right hand.
Hans Huber has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Hector Romero is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Huber has Romero up against the cage in a clinch.
Romero lands on the inside with an uppercut.

Romero decides to pull guard.

Romero has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Huber is in a bit of discomfort here, but he's managed to free himself and has dived into side control! That didn't work out too well for Romero.
A control attempt from Romero but he's now mounted!
Romero working to try and regain half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.

Romero looking for submissions off his back.
Romero tries to get to full guard but Huber has control of the leg.

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.
Romero trying to control but Huber postures up.

Romero looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

Romero looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

And that's the end of the fight!
Hector Romero showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Romero 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 50:46
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 49:47
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 49:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hector Romero!

Hector Romero retains his welterweight title!
A very excited looking Hector Romero 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: CEC 535     
Date:   Aug 20, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Moe Lester (ranked 19 p4p, 3 weight class) and Hector Romero (ranked 63 p4p, 10 weight class). Romero comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Havana kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

180 cm
29
164 lbs
22 - 6 - 1
183 cm
32
171 lbs
24 - 9 - 0
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World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
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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 22 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Moe Lester!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Don Winkell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Romero uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Lester has time to react.

Romero feints and as Lester raises his hands in defense, Romero changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
Romero loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Romero trying to control but Lester is working from the bottom.
Romero throwing strikes from guard but Lester blocks nicely.
Lester wants to stand up but Romero is controlling him.
Romero throws a big elbow that misses.
Lester keeping moving, preventing Romero from controlling successfully.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lester wants to get back to his feet but Romero is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Romero postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Romero trying to control but Lester is working from the bottom.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Lester has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Lester missing with a left hand there. Romero was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

Romero scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.

Lester throws Romero to one side and escapes!
Lester looks to throw the jab but Romero is out of range.
A bone on bone clash there as Lester blocks the leg kick.
Lester scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Romero doesn't seem bothered though.
Lester looks to land a left hand but Romero moved out of range nicely.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Lester throws a body kick that misses.
Moe Lester is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Romero just misses with a punch to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero 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.
Romero throws a leg kick
and Lester makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Romero really felt that one!
Lester misses with a lunging right hand
and Romero counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Lester loads up on a big right hand but Romero slips the punch.
Lester clobbers Romero with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Romero throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
A big left from Lester misses.
Romero misses the shot to the body.
Lester doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Lester darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Lester looks to land a right hand but Romero moved out of range.
Lester misses with an uppercut
and Romero counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Lester lands a nice shot to the body.
Lester misses with an uppercut.
Romero slips a straight right by Lester.
Romero cracks a nice hook into Lester's ribs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lester slips under a jab.
A looping hook to the body misses from Romero. Lester does a little dance to reset his feet.
Romero darts in looking for a takedown but Lester gets double underhooks and turns Romero into the cage.
Romero moves away from the strike by Lester.
Lester walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Lester jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Romero fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Lester manages to avoid it.
Romero lands a nice looking body shot.
Romero tries a low kick but Lester avoids it.
Romero cracks Lester with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Romero works Lester's body with a nice hook.
Lester feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Romeros jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
A nice inside leg kick there by Romero. That's going to slow Lester down.
Lester takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Romero lands a lovely overhand right.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Romero cracks the inside of Lester's front leg.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lester staying out of range there.
Romero thumps Lester with a low kick.
Romero has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Romero is looking to chop away at Lester's legs.
Lester takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Romero is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Lester had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
A punch lands to the side of Romero 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Romero looks to land a right hand but Lester moved out of range.
Romero cracks Lester with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Lester ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Romero jabs at Lester's body.
Lester throws out a loose jab but Romero uses good head movement to avoid it.
A jab from Romero finds it's way through Lester's defenses.
Romero ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Romero finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Lester swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Romero scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Lester on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Romero missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hector Romero 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.


Romero uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Lester.
Romero connects with a looping right hand.
Lester connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Romero's hands.
Hector Romero seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Romero missing with a left hand there. Lester was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Lester was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Lester needs to keep his hands up - Romero had a free shot at his head there.
Romero wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Romero.
Lester throws a looping overhand right but Romero ducks down to avoid it.
Romero throws a hook to the side of Lester's head but Lester sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Romero bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Romero sizes up Lester with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Romero fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Lester looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Lester ducks right into an uppercut from Romero.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nice straight punches there by Romero. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Romero.

Romero drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Romero has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Romero wants to control but Lester is keeping him busy.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The ground and pound from Romero seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Lester tries to escape but Romero is in control.

Romero is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Lester has escaped the position, nice work there.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Romero throws a strike aimed at the side of Lester's head but Lester avoids it well.
Romero with the ground and pound but Lester regains half guard under the barage of strikes.
Lester wants to get back to his feet.

Lester kicks off Romero and gets to his feet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lester displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Romero throws out the jab.
Lester misses with a looping right.
Romero with the counter takedown but Lester avoids it easily.
Romero fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Lester takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Romero takes a swing at Lester's ribcage but misses.
Lester takes one on the button.
Romero swings for the body but Lester moves out of range.
Lester keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Romero.
Lester throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Romero sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Romero drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Lester defends it well.
Lester throws a hook to the side of Romero's head but Romero sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Romero 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.
Romero throws a big shot that misses.
Romero lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Lester throws a hook to the side of Romero's head but Romero sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Romero looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Romero doesn't succeed with the takedown
and Lester counters with a lovely shot to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lester slips a straight right by Romero.
Romero throws a hook but Lester blocks it.
Romero uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Lester.
And Romero tries to counter it with a takedown but Lester pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Lester ducks under a wild hook from Romero.
Hector Romero seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Romero fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Romero steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Lester.
Romero throws out a leg kick but Lester moves out of range and Romero only half commits.
Lester appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
An inside leg kick from Romero misses.
Lester throwing a counter right hand but Romero manages to avoid it.
Lester misses with an attempted mid kick.
Romero is looking to slow Lester down with leg kicks.
Lester avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Romero scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Romero misses with a low kick.
Lester swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Good leg kick by Romero there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Romero tests Lester's chin there with a solid looking shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero lands with a thumping leg kick.
Romero gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Lester connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Romero steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Lester.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Romero takes one on the button.
Romero lunges at Lester with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Lester's hand.
Nice uppercut lands for Romero. That snapped Lester's head back.
Romero throws a shot to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Lester misses the target.
Romero now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Romero misses with a body shot.
Romero throws a low kick but it's checked well by Lester.
Lester with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Romero to score with a decent uppercut.
Romero cracks Lester with a right hand to the side of the head.
Romero moves out of range of the strikes.
Lester misses with a hook. Romero ducked under it nicely.
Romero lands a leg kick that knocks Lester off balance momentarily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hector Romero 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.


Romero ducks under a wild hook from Lester.
Romero lands with a hook. Lester tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Nice body kick there by Lester.
Romero lands a glancing blow to the side of Lester's head.
Lester is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Nice uppercut lands for Romero. That snapped Lester's head back.
Lester keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Lester misses with a low kick.
Romero drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Lester defends it well.
Lester misses with a body shot.
Lester ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Lester throws a shot from downtown. Romero moves away and avoids it.
A clash of legs there as Lester blocks the low kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lester connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Romero's hands.
Romero throws a shot from downtown. Lester moves away and avoids it.
Lester misses with an attempted mid kick.
Lester uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Romero.
Romero throws a poor cross that misses
and Lester counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lester misses with an uppercut. Romero saw that one coming.
A solid leg kick lands there for Romero.
Lester ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
A leg kick checked by Lester.
Romero is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Lester.
Lester misses the jab.
Romero misses with a low kick.
Romero lands a nice leg kick that just misses Lester's sensitive parts.
Romero takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Romero, as that shot connected.
Lester blocks a leg kick.
It looked like Lester was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Romero.
Romero misses with a hook. Lester ducked under it nicely.
An attempted straight right counter from Lester misses the target.
Romero smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.

Romero throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Lester was covering up waiting for the punch and Romero finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Romero is looking to work some ground and pound but Lester has wrist control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lester preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Romero throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Lester works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Romero trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Lester preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Romero works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Lester wants to get back to his feet.
Hector Romero has got the better of the ground game so far.
Romero not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Romero throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Romero prevents Lester from standing back up.
Lester is not content to let Romero control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Lester is in a horrible position here, under a barrage of strikes, he's managing to avoid any damage.
Romero unloads with some shots from mount but Lester bucks and avoids them well.
Romero has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Lester's face.
Romero raining down shots from the mount!
Lester is trying to stand up.
Romero lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Romero misses with a series of strikes from mount. He'll no doubt be working on his ground and pound when he gets back to the gym.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Romero goes for an armbar but he's not got it… Lester turns into him and now he's in Romero's guard.
Lester trying to stand up but can't free himself from Romero's guard.

Romero has his foot on Lester's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Lester works his way back into a safe position though.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Lester has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of Romero is proving hard to escape from.

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

Romero had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Lester defends it easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hector Romero really 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.


Lester tests Romero's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Romero uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Lester.
Lester misses the shot to the body.
Lester checks a low kick from Romero.
Lester checks a leg kick.
Lester throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Lester misses with an uppercut
enabling Romero to counter with a crisp jab.
Romero moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
A solid leg kick lands there for Romero.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Good standup being displayed there by Lester as he connects with a hook.
Romero slips a jab from Lester.
Lester moves out of range of the strikes.
Lester avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Romero bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lester takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Lester uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Romero.
Romero moves out of range of the strikes.
Lester checks the leg kick nicely there.
Romero ducks under a wild hook from Lester.
Lester fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Romero on the side of the head.
Lester scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Lester looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Lester looks to land a right hand but Romero moved out of range.
Romero appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Lester throws a jab but it's blocked by Romero.
Romero throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Lester misses the jab.
Romero uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Lester has time to react.
Lester scores with a jab to the jaw.
Lester throws a hook to the side of Romero's head but Romero sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Romero tries a quick counter leg kick but Lester is wise to it.
Lester misses the shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lester throws a shot to the body.
Romero throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Lester stuns Romero with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Lester misses the jab.
Lester connects with the punch.
Lester swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Lester looks to land a left hand but Romero moved out of range nicely.
Romero jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Romero works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Romero looks to throw the jab but Lester is out of range.
Lester misses with a looping right.
Lester avoids the body shot from Romero.
An attempted straight right counter from Lester misses the target.
Lester dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Romero connects with the punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lester checks the leg kick.
Romero fails with the takedown.
Romero ducks under a wild hook from Lester.
Lester thuds a left hand into Romero's body.
Lester blocks a jab.
Romero throws a chopping leg kick but Lester manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Romero uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Lester lands with an overhand left.
Lester takes one to the chin there.
Lester takes one to the chin there.
Romero misses with a lunging right hand
and Lester makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Romero really felt that one!
Romero throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Lester is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Romero tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Lester was well out of range. Poor timing from Romero.
Lester misses with a wild body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero tries to land a body kick
and Lester counters with a stiff right hand.
Lester misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Romero.
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!
Romero swings widly with a right hand
and Lester counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Romero misses with a kick to the body.
Lester throws the left hand but Romero avoids the punch easily.
Romero 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 takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Romero misses with a straight right.
Lester misses with a hook.
Lester scores with a punch to the head.
Romero swings away with a body shot that misses
and Lester cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Romero thuds his right hand into Lester's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Romero throws a nice outside leg kick.
Lester lands a glancing blow to the side of Romero's head.
Lester throws a body shot but no joy.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Moe Lester had his way with Hector Romero in that round.
That's time! Lester's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


A jab from Romero misses.
Romero cracks the inside of Lester's front leg.
Nice defenses there by Romero.
Lester throws a jab when Romero was well out of range.
Lester stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Romero.
Lester gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Romero.
Lester tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Romero moves out of range of the body kick from Lester.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Romero! But no joy.
Good standup being displayed there by Romero as he connects with a hook.
Lester staying out of range there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lester throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Lester takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Crunch! Lester slams his shin into Romero's torso.
Romero jabs Lester to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Romero slips under a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lester is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Romero.
Lester throws a hook but Romero blocks it.
Lester goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Romero misses with a wild body shot.
Lester just misses with a punch to the body.
Romero changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Lester looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Romero throws a low kick but Lester moves out of range easily.
Lester comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Lester tries to land a front kick but Romero steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Lester throws a looping overhand right but Romero ducks down to avoid it.
Lester swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Romero looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Romero throws a leg kick which misses Lester's front leg but catches the back leg as Lester tries to avoid it.
Romero 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 bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Romero's head backwards.
Romero finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Hector Romero 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.
Romero misses with a kick to the body.
Romero on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Lester is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Romero.
Lester moves away from the strike by Romero.
Lester 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!
Lester misses the shot to the body.
Romero's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Lester connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Romero scrambles back to his feet.
Romero steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Lester.
Romero bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Romero shoots in looking for a takedown. Lester tries to sprawl out of it but Romero keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Lester manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Lester misses with a kick to the body.
Romero fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Moe Lester has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lester takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Romero on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Lester dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Lester lands a nice leg kick that just misses Romero's sensitive parts.
Lester walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Romero throws a jab when Lester was well out of range.
Romero takes a swing at Lester's ribcage but misses.
Romero feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Lesters jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Lester slips a straight right by Romero.
Romero jabs Lester right on the nose. Lester blinks but takes it well.
A big left from Romero misses.
Lester slips under a jab.
Lester takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A big right from Lester misses.
Lester looks to land a left hand but Romero moved out of range nicely.
Romero with a jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Lester loads up on a big right hand but Romero slips the punch.
Lester thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Romero if he has to take too many more of those.
Lester with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Romero is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Romero lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Lester takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Nice shot lands for Lester.
Romero misses with a looping left.
Romero slips under a jab.
Romero changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
The fighters circling - Lester throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Romero drops his hands momentarily and Lester takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.

It looks like Hector Romero has been cut.
Romero misses with a lunging right hand
and Lester counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Romero thinking.
Lester takes a shot right to the bread basket.

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 Moe Lester.
Well Romero 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 47:48
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 47:48
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hector Romero!

Hector Romero is the new welterweight champion!
After winning the bout, Hector Romero thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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Event: CEC 531     
Date:   Aug 02, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hector Romero and Artur Wolny. Romero kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Havana. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

183 cm
32
171 lbs
23 - 9 - 0
179 cm
27
180 lbs
15 - 3 - 0
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World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
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 23 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Artur Wolny!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wolny tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Wolny misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Romero counters with a left to the body.
A good leg kick by Romero.
Romero takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Nice straight punches there by Romero. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Romero.
Wolny throws a big shot that misses.
Romero half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Romero misses with a wild body shot.
Wolny throws a shot from downtown. Romero moves away and avoids it.
A clash of legs there as Wolny blocks the low kick.
Romero swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Wolny appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Wolny uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Romero.
Hector Romero seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Romero misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Wolny.
Wolny unleashes a big counter combination but Romero bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Wolny ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Romero moves away.
Romero tries to counter with a takedown but Wolny is quick to defend against it.
Romero throws a shot from downtown. Wolny moves away and avoids it.
Wolny fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Romero is out of range.
Wolny looking to land some kicks to the body here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wolny tries to bum rush Romero with a series of wild strikes but Romero uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Wolny lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Romero turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Romero lands with a kick to the ribs.
Romero tests Wolny's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Romero connects with an inside leg kick.
Wolny looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Romero throws a low kick but it's checked well by Wolny.
Wolny stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Romero.
Wolny is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Romero throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Romero gets a double leg takedown into Wolny's guard.
Romero sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Wolny's guard.
Romero lands with a punch from half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Romero lands strikes from half guard.
Romero is just content to waste time from the top position. Wolny takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.
Romero controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Romero with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Romero trying to control the position from guard on top but Wolny is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Romero scoring with some ground and pound.
Romero landing some decent shots from guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wolny preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Romero won't allow Wolny to sweep him here.
Wolny can't keep his opponent in guard - Romero advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Romero keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Romero has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Romero lands with a punch from half guard.
Romero winds up and cracks Wolny with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Romero content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Wolny has hold of Romero's hands but Romero slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Wolny keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Romero winds up and cracks Wolny with a swinging punch to the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Wolny is looking to improve his position.
Romero slips a nice elbow through Wolny's hands, connecting with Wolny's forehead.
Wolny is looking to improve his position.
Wolny blocking the ground and pound attempt from Romero.
Romero looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Wolny with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Romero is keen to just control but Wolny is a slippery customer.
Wolny has hold of Romero's hands but Romero slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Romero prevents Wolny from improving his position.
Nice strikes from Romero there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Romero throws a big shot that misses.
Romero uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Wolny.
Romero drops down looking for a counter takedown but Wolny sprawls and moves away.
Romero moves out of range of the body kick.
Wolny keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Romero takes a swing at Wolny's ribcage but misses.
Romero slips under a jab from Wolny.
Romero attempts a counter takedown but Wolny avoids it well and moves away.
Wolny takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Romero lands a jab to the head.
Wolny looks for the body kick but Romero saw that one coming.
Romero thumps Wolny with a low kick.
Wolny displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Wolny ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Romero moves away.
Wolny with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Romero to score with a decent uppercut.
Romero lands with a good body shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Romero throws a nice inside leg kick.
It looks like Romero has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Romero throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wolny moves out of range as Romero strikes.
Romero moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Romero misses with a hook. Wolny ducked under it nicely.
Wolny replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Romero blocks it well.
Romero pivots, looking for a leg kick but Wolny is out of range and Romero settles back down.
A nice side step and Wolny releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Wolny throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wolny takes a jab right on the kisser.
Romero is looking to score with low kicks.
A little jabbing left from Wolny on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Romero is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Wolny can do to turn this around?
Romero lands with a right hand.
Wolny checks a leg kick nicely.
Wolny throws out a counter right but Romero avoids it with no problem.
Donk. Romero catches Wolny right on the button with a cross.
Wolny throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Romero was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Romero pivots, looking for a leg kick but Wolny is out of range and Romero settles back down.
Wolny avoids the body shot from Romero.
Romero uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
A telegraphed right hand from Wolny misses the target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero 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.
Romero fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Wolny staying out of range there.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Wolny moves out of range of the strikes.
A big left from Wolny misses.
Wolny throws a hook but Romero blocks it.
Romero throws a quick inside leg kick.
Wolny slips a jab from Romero.
Romero smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Wolny works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Wolny looks to throw the jab but Romero is out of range.
Romero half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
A jab from Wolny misses.
Romero throws an overhand right that lands on Wolny's shoulder, as Wolny tries to avoid the shot.
Hector Romero is winning the standup battle so far.
Romero misses with a wild body shot.
Romero keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Wolny.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero throws a body shot but no joy.
Romero cracks Wolny with a good jab.
Romero uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Wolny fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Romero on the side of the head.
Romero rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Wolny counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Romero thinking.
Wolny misses with a straight right.
Romero chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Romero fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Wolny throws a hook but Romero blocks it.
Romero uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Wolny has time to react.
Wolny feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Romeros jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Romero misses with a right hand
and Wolny cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

It looks like Hector Romero has been cut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Wolny defending well as Romero loads up on a big left hand.
Wolny throws a wild body kick that Romero sees coming a mile off.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wolny scores with a shot to the body.
Romero lands with a right hand.
Romero avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Wolny listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Wolny tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Romero throws the left hand but Wolny avoids the punch easily.
Romero takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Romero misses with a wild body shot.
Wolny on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Romero missing with a left hand there. Wolny was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
The fighters circle momentarily. Wolny darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Romero is looking to slow Wolny down with leg kicks.
Romero swings and misses with a hook to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A slow jab from Wolny misses its intended target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hector Romero dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Hector Romero's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Wolny misses with a lunging right hand
and Romero counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
A slapping body kick lands there for Romero.
Good work by Romero as he checks the leg kick.
Romero fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Wolny has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Wolny feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Romeros jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Good leg kick by Wolny there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Romero works the jab nicely.
Romero with a hook.
Wolny takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Romero motions for Wolny to come forward. Romero throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Romero lands a leg kick that knocks Wolny off balance momentarily.
Wolny has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Wolny there as he acknowledges the shot.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Romero misses with a low kick.
Wolny's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Romero scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Romero misses with a right hand
and Wolny counters with a straight right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wolny misses with a hook.
Wolny uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Romero.
Romero uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Wolny has time to react.
Wolny slips a straight right by Romero.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Wolny! But no joy.
A swing and a miss from Romero.
Romero looks to score with a jab to the body but Wolny is just out of range.
Romero tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wolny was well out of range. Poor timing from Romero.
Wolny slips under a jab.
Wolny is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.

Wolny takes the fight into the clinch.
Romero blocking some punches.
Romero is looking to break free of the clinch but Wolny has double underhooks.
Romero can't find room to land a body shot as Wolny controls the action.
A short left from Wolny.
Wolny lands with a left to the head.
Wolny struggles to land a body shot inside as Romero controls his hands.
Artur Wolny has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Hector Romero is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wolny lands a hook that snaps the head of Romero backwards.
Wolny scores with a nice hook to the head.
Romero blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Romero escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Good shot there by Romero.

Wolny has taken the fight to the clinch.
Romero swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Wolny lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Romero.
Romero lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Wolny swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Romero blocks a body shot from Wolny.
Wolny tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Romero's elbow.
Wolny has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Wolny lands a hook to the side of the head.
Romero misses with the head strike.
Wolny tries to throw a body punch but Romero avoids it by throwing Wolny back against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Romero fails to land.
Romero tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Romero struggles to land a body shot inside as Wolny controls his hands.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Romero.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Romero breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Romero throws a low kick but Wolny moves out of range easily.
Wolny checks a low kick from Romero.
A decent looking cross lands there for Romero.
Romero lands a jab to the head.
Romero slips a jab and a cross from Wolny.
Romero throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Wolny sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Wolny throws an overhand right that lands on Romero's shoulder, as Romero tries to avoid the shot.
Wolny swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Wolny looks to throw the jab but Romero is out of range.
Good standup being displayed there by Romero as he connects with a hook.
Romero uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
The fighters circling - Wolny throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Wolny moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wolny moves forwards but Romero connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Wolny showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Romero.
Wolny ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Romero moves away.
Wolny takes a swing at Romero's ribcage but misses.
Romero clobbers Wolny with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Wolny 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.
Wolny tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Romero gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Wolny misses with a hook. Romero ducked under it nicely.
A nice leg kick lands there from Romero.
Wolny loads up on a big right hand but Romero slips the punch.
Wolny avoids the body shot from Romero.
Romero 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!
Hector Romero showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Romero, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hector Romero!

Hector Romero seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: CEC 527     
Date:   Jul 12, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hector Romero and Moe Lester. Chooooooooon! I think Romero might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Havana. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

183 cm
32
171 lbs
23 - 8 - 0
180 cm
28
164 lbs
20 - 6 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
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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 Helsinki, Hector Romero!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Moe Lester!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Don Winkell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Lester connects with a looping right hand.
Romero moves out of range as Lester strikes.
Romero attempts a counter takedown but Lester avoids it well and moves away.
Lester ducks under a wild hook from Romero.
Lester misses with a looping left.
Romero fails with a takedown attempt.
A jab from Romero misses.
Romero moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
A jab from Lester finds it's way through Romero's defenses.
Romero attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
It seemed like Lester was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Romero shoots in looking for a takedown but Lester manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Romero's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Romero throws a body punch but Lester moves out of range.
Romero avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lester misses with a right hand
and Romero counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Romero throws a body punch but Lester moves out of range.
Lester slips a jab from Romero.
Lester doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Romero takes a body punch but keeps moving.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Romero cracks the inside of Lester's front leg.
Romero avoids a kick to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lester lands with a cross.
Lester lands a jab to the head.

It looks like Hector Romero has been cut.
Romero scores with a hook to the body. Lester takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Romero uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Lester.
Lester throws an ugly left hook that misses

and Romero counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Lester told us pre-fight that he has been working on his escapes in training. Let's see if he can call on some of his new skills to get back to his feet.
Romero with a flurry of punches that miss.
Romero missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Lester wants to get back to his feet but Romero is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Romero postures up and lands a big shot to Lester's brow.
Lester utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Romero missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Romero in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Romero won't allow Lester to get back to his feet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero throws an elbow that misses. Lester uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Romero's guard. Nice move by Lester!

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!

Romero throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Lester wants to stand but Romero has a closed guard, so he can't escape.

Romero has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Lester can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Lester wants to stand but Romero has a closed guard, so he can't escape.

Lester decides he's had enough of playing guard and decides to stand. Come on Romero, up you get!
Hector Romero seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Romero tries to move into range but Lester moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Romero with a lazy takedown attempt
and Lester counters with a stiff right hand.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hector Romero. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Romero scores with the left hand. Lester knows he should have avoided that one.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lester tries to move into range but Romero moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Lester looks to land a right hand but Romero moved out of range.
The fighters circle momentarily. Romero darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Romero gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Lester counters with a left to the body.
Lester jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Romero takes one to the side of the head.
Romero is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.

Lester cracks Romero with a big right hand that sends him to the floor! Romero looks wobbly but he's sprung back up to his feet straight away… can Lester finish him?

Romero is rocked!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Romero waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Lester.
Oh Romero is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Lester throws a head kick that misses.
Lester ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Lester throws a shot from downtown. Romero moves away and avoids it.
Romero slips a jab from Lester.
Romero seems to have got his legs back now.
Lester looks to score with a jab to the body but Romero is just out of range.
Lester might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Lester lands a head shot.
Romero throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Romero jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Lester connects with a leg kick. Romero looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Lester on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Romero. Romero obviously looking to wear him down.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nice defenses there by Lester.
Romero looks to land a right hand but Lester moved out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Lester! But no joy.
Romero misses with a lunging right hand
and Lester counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Moe Lester is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A punch lands to the side of Lester 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Lester ducks under a wild hook from Romero.
Romero throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Romero misses with a takedown
and Lester counters with a straight right hand.
Lester circles and sees the opportunity to plant his feet and throw a really nice straight left hand that drops Romero to the canvas! Romero doesn't know where he is but he's trying to survive - Lester keeps piling on the pressure and forces the referee to step in! This one is aaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:38 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Moe Lester!
Moe Lester is the new welterweight champion!
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RATING
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Event: CEC 522     
Date:   Jun 18, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hans Huber and Hector Romero. Romero has chosen Havana as his entrance music. I'm sure you'll be fascinated to know that I was talking to some pointless Z list celebrity before the fight and he thought that Hector Romero was going to win. Let's see if he was right.

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171 lbs
22 - 8 - 0
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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, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Hans Huber!
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 Helsinki, Hector Romero!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Frank Antenori and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Romero misses with a low kick.
Romero connects with an inside leg kick.
Romero looks for a takedown but Huber sprawls well.
Romero looks to land a left hand but Huber moved out of range nicely.
Huber displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Romero throws out the jab.
Hector Romero seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Romero swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Romero connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Romero punishes Huber's body with a nice straight punch.
Huber looks to land a right hand but Romero moved out of range.
Romero looks for the body kick but Huber saw that one coming.

Huber gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Huber throws a punch but it's blocked by Romero.
Romero working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Huber tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Huber lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Huber misses with a short punch on the inside.
A nice right hand lands inside from Romero.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Huber stops a takedown attempt from Romero.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero fails to pull guard.
Hans Huber has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Hector Romero.
Huber can't find room to land a body shot as Romero controls the action.
Romero working hard to break the clinch.
Romero tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Huber pushes Romero back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Huber tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Romero throws a punch but it's blocked by Huber.
Romero wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Romero blocks an uppercut.
Huber working aggressively here.
Huber lands a nice shot to the body.
Huber lands a left hand.
A short left from Romero.
Huber throws a punch but it's blocked by Romero.
Romero is trying to break the clinch but Huber is controlling him.
Huber lands a right hand.
Huber lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Romero doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A nice right hand lands inside from Huber.
Huber lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Romero backwards.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Romero lands a left hand that snaps the head of Huber backwards.
Huber can't find room to land a body shot as Romero controls the action.
Romero swings wildly with an uppercut but Huber uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero is trying to pull guard but Huber turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Romero blocks a body shot from Huber.
Romero working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Romero throws a punch but it's blocked by Huber.
Huber misses with a hook to the ribs.
Romero blocks a body shot from Huber.
Romero fails to pull guard.
Huber has a couple of punches blocked by Romero.

Romero pulls guard successfully.
Huber trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Romero is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero looking for a sweep. Not yet Romero, not yet.
Romero looking to control.

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

Romero is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Huber is aware though and is defending well.

Romero throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Huber escapes and throws Romero's legs to the side, diving into side control!
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Huber wants to lay and pray for a moment but Romero keeps working.

Huber has had enough of the ground for now and decides to stand.
Romero scores with the left hand. Huber knows he should have avoided that one.
Romero throws a leg kick but Huber sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Huber was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Romero throws an ugly left hook that misses
letting Huber counter with a right hand.
Romero wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Huber loads up on a big right hand but Romero slips the punch.
Huber looks to land a right hand but Romero moved out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Hans Huber will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Huber scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Romero blocks a jab.
Huber swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Romero waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Huber.
Huber takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Huber misses with a hook.
Huber throws a body shot but no joy.
Huber walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Huber closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Romero throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Huber counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Romero just misses with a punch to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.

It looks like Hector Romero has been cut.
Romero moves away from the strike by Huber.
Huber takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Huber thuds a left hand into Romero's body.
Romero lands a really nice looking cross but Huber seems unphased.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Huber swings for the body but Romero moves out of range.
Romero steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Huber.
Romero misses with a body kick.
Huber swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Romero throws the left hand but Huber avoids the punch easily.
Huber misses with a body shot.
Romero closes the distance and clinches up with Huber, looking for a takedown. Romero pushes Huber against the cage but Huber circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Romero keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Huber.
Romero moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Romero. Huber does a little dance to reset his feet.
Huber is looking to counter the offense by Romero and move into the clinch.
We've been told by Huber's head coaches at Wild Card that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Huber uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Romero.
Huber uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Romero.
A looping hook to the body misses from Romero. Huber does a little dance to reset his feet.
A jab from Romero misses.
Huber went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Romero jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Romero throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Romero circles away from the clinch attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Huber lands with a cross.
Romero throws a leg kick that is checked
and Huber counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Huber throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
A telegraphed right hand from Romero misses the target.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Romero misses with a low kick as Huber jumps back.
Huber misses with a looping right.
Huber connects with a body shot.
Romero chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Huber can pounce on him.
Romero scores with a body shot.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Huber - that will leave a mark!
Romero fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Huber on the side of the head.
Huber lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Huber swings for the body but Romero moves out of range.
Romero throws a solid leg kick but Huber takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Romero.
A little feinted left hand from Huber on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Huber takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero throws a chopping leg kick but Huber manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Hector Romero seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Romero throws a body shot but no joy.
Romero misses with a straight right.
Romero takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Romero shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Huber as he avoids it easily.
A clash of legs there as Huber blocks the low kick.
Huber was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Huber on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Huber on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Huber with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Huber loads up on a big right hand but Romero slips the punch.
Huber swings for the body but Romero moves out of range.
Huber chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Romero shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Hans Huber has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Hector Romero.
A telegraphed right hand from Huber misses the target.
Romero throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Romero fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Huber manages to avoid it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Huber motions for Romero to come forward. Huber throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Hans Huber is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Huber connects with a right hand. Romero shakes it off.
Huber loads up on a big right hand but Romero slips the punch.
Huber uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Romero.
Romero throws a leg kick that misses.
Romero misses with a body shot.
Romero lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Huber looks for the body kick but Romero saw that one coming.
Romero 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.
Romero scores with a sloppy right hand. Huber should have avoided that one.
Romero scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Romero lands a right hook to the body.
Romero misses the body punch
and Huber 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 second round but I would say that Hans Huber will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Hector Romero'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.


Huber bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Romero throws a looping overhand right but Huber ducks down to avoid it.
Romero misses the shot to the body.
Huber ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Romero moves away.
Romero lunges at Huber with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Huber's hand.
Romero shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Huber throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Huber bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A slow jab from Romero misses its intended target.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Romero.
Huber slips a jab from Romero.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Huber buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Romero fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Huber.
Romero cracks Huber with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Romero uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Huber.
Huber throws a leg kick but Romero moved away.
And Romero responds with a good body kick, but Huber manages to step out the way in time.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero scores with a leg kick.
A jab lands there for Huber.
Romero throws a front kick aimed at Huber's knee but Huber avoids it well.
Romero swings widly with a right hand
and Huber counters with an inside leg kick.
Romero slips under a jab from Huber.
Romero moves into range and connects with a jab.
A telegraphed right hand from Romero misses the target.
Romero misses the jab.
Huber gets off balance looking for a body kick

and Romero counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Romero tries to pass the half guard into mount. Huber knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Romero lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Huber keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Huber blocking the ground and pound attempt from Romero.
Huber tries to roll over but Romero keeps him under control.
Huber blocking the ground and pound attempt from Romero.
Romero is trying to control. Huber wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Romero has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Huber trying to control here.
Romero looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Romero throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Huber to regain full guard.
Huber lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.


That's three minutes gone in the round.

Romero throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Romero trying to keep a closed guard but Huber is proving a slippery customer.

Romero working for a triangle but Huber defends it easily.

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

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.
Romero is looking to regain half guard here but Huber keeps moving and retains side control.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Romero is being controlled here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hector Romero really dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Hector Romero'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.


Romero misses the body punch
and Huber counters with a low kick, right behind Romero 's knee.
Huber fails with an attempt to clinch.
Huber has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Romero finds it's way round the side to connect with Huber's head.
A low kick from Romero misses
letting Huber counter with a right hand.
Romero dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Huber. That did some damage!
Huber bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Huber walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Romero misses with a looping left.
A big right from Romero misses.
Romero lands a glancing blow to the side of Huber's head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Huber.
Romero avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Romero stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Romero misses with a wild body shot.
Romero avoids the body shot from Huber.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Huber fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Romero manages to avoid it.
Romero throws a body punch but Huber moves out of range.
Romero connects with a body shot.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Romero, right into the meat.
Huber needs to keep his hands up - Romero had a free shot at his head there.
Romero avoids the body shot from Huber.
Romero blocks the body kick.
Romero is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Huber throws the left hand but Romero avoids the punch easily.
Huber takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Huber loads up on a big right hand but Romero slips the punch.
Huber ducks under a wild hook from Romero.
Huber connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Romero ducks under a wild hook from Huber.
Romero moves out of range of the strikes.
Huber throws a jab but it's blocked by Romero.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Huber avoids a kick to the body.
Romero lands a head shot.
Huber misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Romero.
Romero shoots in looking for a takedown. Huber tries to sprawl out of it but Romero keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Huber manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
It looked like Huber wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Huber takes a swing at Romero's ribcage but misses.
Huber throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Romero misses with a low kick.
Romero misses the shot to the body.
Romero lands a right hook to the body.
The crowd cheers as Romero lands an impressive looking overhand right. Huber doesn't seem phased though.
A bone on bone clash there as Huber blocks the leg kick.
Romero misses with a hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero tries to score with a low kick but Huber moves his leg out of the way.
A counter left hand to the body from Huber misses its target.
Romero throws a leg kick
and Romero takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

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

Huber pushes Romero off and scrambles back to his feet.
Romero throws a body punch but Huber moves out of range.
Huber was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Romero avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Huber throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Romero tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Huber was well out of range. Poor timing from Romero.
Huber throws a body punch but Romero moves out of range.
Romero swings for the body but Huber moves out of range.
Huber connects with a crisp jab.
Huber looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Romero dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Romero doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
A big right from Romero misses.
Romero is looking to slow Huber down with leg kicks.
Romero swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Romero is looking to score with low kicks.
Romero takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Romero swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Huber fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Romero manages to avoid it.
Romero misses with a looping right.
A little feinted left hand from Huber on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Huber blocks a jab.
Romero tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Huber was well out of range. Poor timing from Romero.
Huber looks to land a right hand but Romero moved out of range.
Romero takes a swing at Huber's ribcage but misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Hector Romero will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Hector Romero's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Romero with a nice cross.
Huber connects with a solid leg kick.
Huber is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
A nice inside leg kick there by Huber. That's going to slow Romero down.
Romero will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Romero throws a low kick, looking for Huber's leg but Huber calmly moves out of range.
Huber uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Romero.
Huber takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Romero pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Huber tried to counter with a leg kick but Romero avoided it.
Huber slips under a jab from Romero.
Romero moves into range and connects with a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Huber swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Huber misses the shot to the body.
Romero blocks a jab.
Huber connects with a crisp jab.
Romero punishes Huber's body with a nice straight punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero throws a body punch but Huber moves out of range.
Romero lands a jab to Huber's midsection.
Huber takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Romero misses with an uppercut.
Huber wants to clinch.
Huber takes a swing at Romero's ribcage but misses.
A nice inside leg kick there by Romero. That's going to slow Huber down.
A punch lands to the side of Huber 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Huber throws an overhand right that lands on Romero's shoulder, as Romero tries to avoid the shot.
Huber misses with a wild body shot.
Huber throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Romero sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Romero lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero throws out a loose jab but Huber uses good head movement to avoid it.
Huber slips under a jab.
Romero misses the shot to the body.
It looked like Huber was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Romero.
Huber defending well as Romero loads up on a big left hand.
Romero throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Huber swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Romero throws a leg kick
and Huber counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Jab from Romero.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Romero shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Romero takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Huber scores with a jab. Romero acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Romero works Huber's body with a nice hook.
Huber lands a glancing blow to the side of Romero's head.
Huber misses with an uppercut.
Good standup being displayed there by Romero as he connects with a hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Huber misses with a wild body shot.
Romero takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Romero looks to land a left hand but Huber moved out of range nicely.
Huber swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Romero is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Huber.
Romero throws a leg kick but Huber checks it.
Huber doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Huber fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Romero manages to avoid it.
Romero slips under a jab from Huber.
Romero scores with a leg kick.
Romero uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Huber.
Huber thows a left - swing and a miss!
And Romero tries to counter it with a takedown but Huber pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Huber pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Huber lands with a nice body punch.
Romero ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero cracks the inside of Huber's front leg.
Romero feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Huber's calf.
Huber walks into a left hand.
A decent looking cross lands there for Romero.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Romero misses with a leg kick
and Huber counters with a lovely straight right hand!
A swing and a miss from Huber.
Romero throws a leg kick but Huber moved away.
Romero thows a left - swing and a miss!
Huber throws a body punch but Romero moves out of range.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Huber.
Romero throws an off balance right hand
and Huber counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Romero cracks the inside of Huber's front leg.
A telegraphed right hand from Huber misses the target.

And that's the end of the fight!
Hector Romero comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Romero 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 Jack Bonds scores the fight 47:48
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 47:48
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hector Romero!

Hector Romero is the new welterweight champion!
Hector Romero thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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FIGHT
RATING
62%

 

Event: CEC 519     
Date:   Jun 04, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hector Romero and Phol Hunt. Romero comes to the cage accompanied by Havana. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

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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 21 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 37 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Hunt!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Timothy Bukovac and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Romero looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Hunt takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Romero jabs Hunt to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Romero throws out a loose jab but Hunt uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hunt ducks under a wild hook from Romero.
Romero ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hunt moves away.
Hunt throws a nice outside leg kick.
Hunt slips a straight right by Romero.
Hunt is looking to land body kicks.
It looked like Romero wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Romero tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hunt was well out of range. Poor timing from Romero.
Romero looks to score with a jab to the body but Hunt is just out of range.
Hector Romero seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hunt throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Romero looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Romero throws a lazy uppercut
and Hunt counters with a stiff right hand.

It looks like Hector Romero has been cut.
Romero throws a leg kick but Hunt checks it.
Hunt replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Romero blocks it well.
The fight stays on the outside here - Hunt looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Romero throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Romero takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
A shot to the liver by Hunt. Beautiful body shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Hunt throws a leg kick which misses Romero's front leg but catches the back leg as Romero tries to avoid it.
Romero lands a nice looking body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hunt throws a body shot but no joy.
Romero is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
A jab from Romero misses.
Hunt takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Romero ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Romero throws a jab when Hunt was well out of range.
Hunt only half commits to the counter leg kick.

Romero shoots in and gets a takedown into Hunt's guard.
Romero showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Hunt keeping moving, preventing Romero from controlling successfully.
Romero stopping the sweep attempt from Hunt.
Hunt is pulling down on Romero's head to control his posture.
Romero preventing the sweep.

Hunt is edging up against the cage. He's using the cage to get back to his feet. Nice work there - the fighters are clinched.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Romero wants to break the clinch but can't.
Hunt tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Romero avoids it.
Romero tries to pull guard but Hunt holds him up against the cage and eventually Romero drops back down to his feet.
Romero tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Hunt just stands there and leans against the cage.
Romero tries a body shot but Hunt blocks it.
Romero misses with some punches.
Romero tries to pull guard but Hunt holds him up against the cage and eventually Romero drops back down to his feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hector Romero. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Hunt has Romero pressed against the cage, preventing Romero from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Hunt tries a body shot but Romero blocks it.

Romero pulls guard successfully.
Hunt is stalling in the full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero keeping full guard, as Hunt tries to pass.
Hunt slips nicely into half guard.

Romero looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Hunt is keen to just control but Romero is a slippery customer.

Romero looking for a kimura from the bottom but Hunt passes into side control!
A bit of a lull in the action. I'm sure it will pick up again soon... even if the ref has to physically pick them up and put them back on their feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.

Hunt decides to stand up, so the ref orders Romero to his feet.
Nice uppercut there from Romero.
Hunt throws a low kick but it's checked well by Romero.
Hunt has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Romero.
Romero 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.
Hunt with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Hunt doesn't manage to clinch there - Romero circles away.
Romero lunges at Hunt with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Hunt's hand.
Hunt moves away from the strike by Romero.
Phol Hunt is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Romero connects with a jab.
Romero steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Hunt. That one must have hurt.
Hunt throws out a leg kick but Romero moves out of range and Hunt only half commits.
Hunt misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Romero.
Romero moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Hunt 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 Romero has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Romero and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
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 Hector Romero will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Hector Romero'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.


Hunt tries to land a front kick but Romero steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Romero changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Hunt attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Romero ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Hunt 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.
Romero throws a hook to the side of Hunt's head but Hunt sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Hunt tries to counter by closing the distance.
Hunt moves out of range of the strikes.
Romero throws a shot from downtown. Hunt moves away and avoids it.
Hunt bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Hunt takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Romero throws a hook but Hunt avoids it easily.
Romero blocks a jab.
Hunt tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Romero paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Romero on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Hunt. Hunt obviously looking to wear him down.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hunt throws a looping overhand right but Romero ducks down to avoid it.
Romero throws a right and a left that both miss.
Hunt scoring well with a low kick there.
Romero misses with a leg kick.
Hunt fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Romero is 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!
Hunt misses with a low kick as Romero jumps back.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero's corner calls for a 1-2. Romero obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Romero moves into range and connects with a jab.
Hunt tests Romero's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Romero. Hunt does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hunt wants to counter with a clinch but Romero pushes him away.
Romero connects with a solid leg kick.
Romero misses with a looping right.
Hunt feints a counter leg kick.
Romero moves out of range as Hunt throws a body kick.
Hunt checks a low kick from Romero.
Hunt moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Romero lands a right hook to the body.
Hunt lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Hunt throws a hook to the side of Romero's head but Romero sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Romero throws a leg kick that misses.
Hunt is looking to chop away at Romero's legs.
Romero misses with a kick to the body.
Hunt misses with a head kick.
Romero with a hook.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hunt tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Romero manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hunt with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Hector Romero is winning the standup battle so far.
Hunt has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Romero.
Romero fails with a takedown attempt.
Hunt scores with a nice body kick.
Romero scores with a jab. Hunt acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Hunt tries to land a front kick but Romero steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Hunt throws a hook to the side of Romero's head but Romero sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Hunt throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Romero just misses with a punch to the body.
Hunt was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Hunt takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Hunt misses with a straight right.
Good leg kick by Hunt there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Nice jab there from Romero.
Hunt throws a front kick aimed at Romero's knee but Romero avoids it well.
Hunt takes one to the chin there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hunt throws a quick inside leg kick.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Romero.
Romero lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Romero lands a right hook to the body.
Romero fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Hunt manages to avoid it.
Hunt throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Hunt's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Romero avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Hunt feints and then cracks Romero's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Romero down.
Hunt throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
A thudding body kick lands there by Hunt!
Hunt throws a leg kick but Romero sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Hunt moves out of range as Romero strikes.
Hunt finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
A bone on bone clash there as Romero blocks the leg kick.
Romero throws an off balance right hand
and Hunt counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Romero lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Hunt gets cracked there but stands up to it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Romero fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hunt misses with a low kick.
Romero changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Hunt doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Romero throws a sloppy body shot
and Hunt counters with an outside leg kick.
Hunt throws a leg kick but Romero moved away.
Romero connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Romero fakes the leg kick and cracks Hunt in the body.
Hunt ducks right into an uppercut from Romero.

Romero closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Hunt's guard.

Hunt uses the cage to get back to his feet.
Hunt tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Romero is able to avoid easily.
Romero half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Romero digs a good body shot into Hunt's ribs.
Hunt misses with a head kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Hunt keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Romero with a jab.
Hunt misses with a wild body shot.
Hunt throws a shot from downtown. Romero moves away and avoids it.
Hunt connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
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 Hector Romero will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Hector Romero's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Romero takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

Romero darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
Romero tries to pass to full mount but Hunt defends it.
Hunt is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Hunt looks like he's trying to stand up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hunt is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Romero scores with a couple of nice shots.
Romero is pressing down on Hunt's thigh, looking to free his foot. Hunt is holding on for now.
Hunt tries to kick Romero off but Romero keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hunt is holding on to half guard well.
Hunt blocking the ground and pound attempt from Romero.
Romero prevents Hunt from improving his position.
Hunt wants to control but Romero is keeping busy.
Romero wants to control but Hunt is keeping him busy.
Romero wants to pass to mount but Hunt is defending the position.
Hector Romero is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

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.
Hunt is pressing down on Romero's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Hunt managing to control the position.
Hunt wants to sweep here but Romero controlling him for the moment.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Romero accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Hunt has control of Romero's left arm, preventing Romero from doing any damage.

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

Romero closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Hunt wants to control but Romero is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Hunt works his way to full guard. Good work.
Hunt pulls Romero in close to his closed guard and prevents Romero from doing any damage or advancing position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero throwing strikes from guard but Hunt blocks nicely.
Romero trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Hunt wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Phol Hunt has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Romero throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Hunt is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Romero is controlling him.
Romero scoring with punches to the head and body.

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.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Romero accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Romero wants to pass the guard but Hunt is keeping the position.
Hunt is trying to keep Romero in close.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Romero accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Romero wants to control from the top but Hunt keeps moving.
Romero throwing strikes but missing.
Romero stopping the sweep attempt from Hunt.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Hunt lands with a nice body punch.
Hunt throws a push kick but Romero slaps the foot to one side.
Hunt keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Hector Romero!

Our winner, Hector Romero, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
The defeated Phol Hunt had this to say: 'vittu'.
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RATING
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Event: CEC 518     
Date:   May 28, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hector Romero and Hans Huber. Romero's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Havana. Man, I cannot wait for this one!

183 cm
31
171 lbs
21 - 7 - 0
180 cm
28
175 lbs
18 - 5 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
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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 21 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Hans Huber!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Frank Antenori and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Romero lands a nice looking body shot.
Huber missing with a left hand there. Romero was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Romero looks to land a left hand but Huber moved out of range nicely.
That kick from Romero tenderised Huber's leg. Huber is trying to keep his angry face on.
Huber takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Huber on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Huber pivots, looking for a leg kick but Romero is out of range and Huber settles back down.
Nice straight punches there by Romero. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Romero.
Huber looks to throw the jab but Romero is out of range.
Romero connects with a leg kick. Huber looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Huber misses with a looping right.
Huber throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Romero blocks a jab.
Good standup being displayed there by Romero as he connects with a hook.
Huber takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Romero tries to land a leg kick but Huber saw it coming and moves away.
Romero throws a right hand that misses
and Huber counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

It looks like Hector Romero has been cut.
Romero closes this distance looking for a takedown but Huber circles away.
Huber appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Hector Romero seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Romero ducks down and throws a hook to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Huber's hands.
Huber with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Romero walks into a jab.
Romero blocks the body kick.
Romero misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Huber.
Romero looks to throw the jab but Huber is out of range.
Huber doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Good work by Huber as he checks the leg kick.
Huber swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
A punch lands to the side of Huber 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Romero tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Huber was well out of range. Poor timing from Romero.
Jab by Romero.
A jab from Romero does it's job there.
Huber pivots, looking for a leg kick but Romero is out of range and Huber settles back down.
Romero throws a lazy right hand but Huber sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Huber thows a left - swing and a miss!
Huber throws a lazy right hand but Romero sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Romero uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Huber.
Romero fails miserably with a takedown attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Romero throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Huber misses with a looping right.
A nice leg kick lands there from Romero.
Huber keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A shot to the body from Romero misses
and Huber cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Huber tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Romero was well out of range. Poor timing from Huber.
A looping hook to the body misses from Huber. Romero does a little dance to reset his feet.
Romero was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
A good leg kick by Romero.
Romero lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Huber throws a jab but it's blocked by Romero.
Huber throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Romero is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Romero lands a jab.
Romero throws a lazy right hand but Huber sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Romero scores with a punch to the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero misses with a straight left.
Huber is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Romero throws a lazy right hand but Huber sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Romero throws a hook to the side of Huber's head but Huber sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Romero throws a body punch but Huber moves out of range.
Huber throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Huber throws a leg kick which misses Romero's front leg but catches the back leg as Romero tries to avoid it.
Huber lands a slapping body shot.
Huber throws a big shot that misses.
Huber checks a leg kick.
Romero loads up on a big right hand but Huber slips the punch.
Huber wants to land a leg kick but Romero is out of range.
Huber misses with a wild body shot.
Huber connects with a body shot that sends Romero's belly button to the back.
Huber gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Romero.
Romero lands a leg kick that knocks Huber off balance momentarily.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Romero throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Huber let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero looks to score with a jab to the body but Huber is just out of range.
Romero jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Huber slips under a jab.
Huber counters with a body kick.
Romero tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Huber was well out of range. Poor timing from Romero.
Huber cracks Romero with a good jab.
Romero will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hector Romero. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Romero feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Huber's calf.
Nice body kick there by Huber.
Romero staying out of range there.
Huber avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Romero is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.

Romero drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Romero postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.
Romero creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Huber sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A telegraphed right hand from Huber misses the target.
Romero throws a poor cross that misses
and Huber counters with a nice uppercut.
Romero shoots for a takedown but Huber saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Romero slips under a jab from Huber.
Hector Romero is winning the standup battle so far.
Huber throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Romero feinted with a counter takedown.
Romero rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Huber counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Huber swings widly with a right hand

and Romero counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Romero working to pass to mount. He's got his hand pressing down on Huber's thigh. Huber counters though and makes it back to full guard.
Romero postures up in Huber's guard and throws a big left but Huber blocks it.
Romero in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Romero tries to free his leg and advance position but Huber is retaining full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Huber pulls Romero in close to his closed guard and prevents Romero from doing any damage or advancing position.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Romero postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Romero postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Romero postures up in Huber's guard and throws a big left but Huber blocks it.
Huber pulls Romero in to control the position.
Romero throwing strikes from guard but Huber blocks nicely.
Romero throws a strike but Huber rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.


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

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Romero looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.

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

Romero has an active guard here but Huber has managed to pass into half guard.
Romero trying to control but Huber postures up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Huber controlling the action here.
Romero is looking to control Huber's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Romero avoid being mounted?

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Romero displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Huber throws out the jab.
Huber takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Romero shoots in looking for a takedown. Huber tries to sprawl out of it but Romero keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Huber manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Huber misses the jab.
Huber looks to land a left hand but Romero moved out of range nicely.
No luck for Romero with that takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hector Romero. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Romero thuds his right hand into Huber's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Romero tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Huber is able to avoid easily.
Romero fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Huber has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Romero misses with a leg kick
enabling Huber to counter with a crisp jab.
Huber scores with a jab to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hans Huber showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Hector Romero'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.


A big left from Romero misses.
A nice side step and Huber releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Huber misses with a wild body shot.
Romero fails with a takedown attempt.
Romero throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Huber doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Huber swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Romero throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Huber stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Romero avoids the body shot from Huber.
Romero swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Romero misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Huber.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Huber slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Huber jabs Romero to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Huber wants to land a leg kick but Romero is out of range.
Romero slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Romero throws a hook to the side of Huber's head but Huber sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Huber's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Romero.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero connects with an inside leg kick.
Huber lands a right hook to the body.
Romero throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Huber with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Romero throws the left hand but Huber avoids the punch easily.
Huber stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Huber wants it to stay on the feet.
Huber looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Hans Huber is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Romero lands a nice looking body shot.
Nice defenses there by Huber.
Huber scores with a head kick. Romero tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Jab, jab by Romero - just one landing.
Huber darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Romero uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Huber.
Romero gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Huber.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Romero shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Huber as he jumps to the side.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hector Romero. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
A right-left combo lands from Romero.
Romero keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Huber.
Romero just misses with a punch to the body.
Huber lands an overhand right.
Huber throws an overhand right that drops Romero like a sack of potatoes! Huber dives in to finish the fight with more strikes and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:29 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Hans Huber!
Hans Huber is the new welterweight champion!
An out of breath Hans Huber 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: CEC 514     
Date:   May 07, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Alexsandro De Souza and Hector Romero. Chooooooooon! I think De Souza might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Alex De Souza. Romero has chosen Havana as his entrance music. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

174 cm
28
164 lbs
25 - 8 - 2
183 cm
31
171 lbs
20 - 7 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Aspire Clothing

Bullet Proof System
Hellbent



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 25 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Alexsandro De Souza!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Timothy Bukovac and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A shot to the liver by Romero. Beautiful body shot.
Romero looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
An attempted straight right counter from De Souza misses the target.
Romero throws a body shot but no joy.
Romero scores with a hook to the body. De Souza takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
De Souza slips under a jab from Romero.
De Souza appears to be looking for a big counter.
A slapping leg kick lands for Romero.
Romero misses the body punch

and De Souza counters by clinching up.
Romero misses with a hook from the clinch.
Romero working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Romero blocks a punch to the side of the head.
De Souza lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from De Souza fails to land.
De Souza scores with a nice hook to the head.
De Souza lands with a right to the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Romero scores with an uppercut up the middle.
De Souza blocking some punches.
Romero lands with a left to the head.

Romero has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics De Souza uses from the top position.
De Souza has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.

Romero is looking for a triangle but De Souza pushes his legs off easily.
De Souza controls from within his opponent's guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Romero throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

Romero throws his legs up looking for a submission but De Souza uses it to pass to side control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
A lull in the action here.
Romero is looking to regain half guard here but De Souza keeps moving and retains side control.
De Souza controlling from side mount.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero wants to control but De Souza postures up.
Romero tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but De Souza wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Romero is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked De Souza off and has taken his back!
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Will Romero go for the finish here or will he try and keep control of the position?
Romero connects with a series of strikes and the referee is calling for De Souza to escape the position.
Romero missing with strikes.
Romero somehow managing to miss with a strike from the back.
De Souza rolls, trying to escape but Romero keeps control of the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero throwing lazy shots from the back mount that aren't doing any damage.
Romero thows a huge left but connects with the canvas and not his opponent.
Romero missing with punches from the back.

De Souza is trying to defend against the choke here but Romero has an arm under his chin. This one might not last much longer. Romero Tightens the hold and De Souza taps out furiously! Romero displays superior BJJ to win the fight.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:35 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Hector Romero!
Hector Romero is the new welterweight champion!
During a confident post fight interview, Hector Romero thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: CEC 513     
Date:   Apr 30, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hector Romero and Phol Hunt. Romero comes to the cage accompanied by Havana. This should be fireworks!

183 cm
31
171 lbs
19 - 7 - 0
181 cm
35
180 lbs
36 - 12 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Bullet Proof System
Hellbent

Hellbent



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 19 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Phol Hunt!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Frank Antenori and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Romero lands with a cross.
Hunt tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Romero was well out of range. Poor timing from Hunt.
Hunt scores with a nice body kick.
Hunt looks to land a right hand but Romero moved out of range.
Romero was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Hunt swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Romero misses with a looping right.
Hunt swings for the body but Romero moves out of range.
Hunt thumps Romero with a low kick.
Hunt keeps the fight on the outside.
A thudding body kick lands there by Hunt!
Romero fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Hunt lands with a thumping leg kick.
Hunt scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Romero doesn't seem bothered though.

Romero shoots in for a takedown and gets it.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Romero missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Romero not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Hunt wants to get back to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Romero connects with a nice short shot to Hunt's temple.
Romero working over Hunt with some ground and pound. Hunt looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Romero scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Romero is trying to control the action in half guard but Hunt is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Romero has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Hunt wants to control but Romero is keeping busy.
Romero prevents Hunt from improving his position.
Romero seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Hunt does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Hunt 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.
Hunt is looking for a sweep. Romero is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Romero connects with a nice short shot to Hunt's temple.
Hunt works his way to full guard. Good work.
Hunt is trying to hold Romero in close to prevent damage but Romero has managed to pass into half guard.
Romero prevents Hunt from improving his position.
Romero throwing shots but Hunt is blocking nicely.
Hunt is looking to control Romero's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Hunt avoid being mounted?
Romero lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Hunt looks like he's trying to stand up.
Hunt is trying is best to control the position here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hunt wants to control but Romero is keeping busy.
Hunt tries to roll over but Romero keeps him under control.
Hunt manages to get to full guard.
Hunt looking for a sweep. Not yet Hunt, not yet.
Romero throws a strike but Hunt rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Hunt is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Hunt is continuing to stall.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hunt looking to sit in guard and control but Romero gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Romero slips nicely into half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Hector Romero will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Hunt throws a lazy uppercut
and Romero counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Left hook, right uppercut from Romero.
Romero dives in for a single leg takedown but Hunt sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Hunt swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Romero.
Hunt goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Romero pivots, looking for a leg kick but Hunt is out of range and Romero settles back down.
Romero throws a leg kick which misses Hunt's front leg but catches the back leg as Hunt tries to avoid it.
Romero scores with a shot to the body.
Romero pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Romero, right into the meat.
Hunt avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Hunt connects with a body shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Romero lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Romero misses with a left hand
and Hunt counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

Romero darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
Hunt controlling the position well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hunt is trying to maintain the position but Romero is very close to passing his half guard.
Romero looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Romero scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Hunt is trying to control but can't.
Romero is just content to waste time from the top position. Hunt takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.
Romero trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Romero landing some decent shots from guard.
Romero is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Hunt can do to turn this around?
Hunt avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Romero trying to control but Hunt is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Romero throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Hunt wants to stand but Romero is controlling the position.
Romero is looking to work some ground and pound but Hunt has wrist control.
Romero looking to pass the guard.
Hunt controls Romero momentarily but Romero frees himself.
Hunt is looking to stand up but Romero isn't so interested in that idea.
Romero scoring with punches to the head and body.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Hunt trying to control the position here.
Romero throwing strikes from guard but Hunt blocks nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero throwing strikes from guard but Hunt blocks nicely.
Romero throwing strikes but missing.
Romero postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Romero wants to control from the top but Hunt keeps moving.
Romero is in close to Hunt's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Hunt being controlled here, momentarily.
Hunt wants to stand and escape but Romero is having none of it.

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.
Romero's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Romero stands up over Hunt, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Romero postures up and lands a big shot to Hunt's brow.
Romero is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Romero wants to pass the guard but Hunt is keeping the position.
Romero working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Hunt keeping moving, preventing Romero from controlling successfully.
Hunt looking to hit a scissor sweep but Romero is one step ahead there.

Hunt is scooting his butt against the cage and has managed to get back to his feet. Romero presses him back against the cage, presumably looking to take the fight back to the mat.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Romero throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Hunt sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Hunt looks to land a right hand but Romero moved out of range.
Romero wants to clinch up but Hunt keeps it at a distance.
Romero lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.

Romero fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Hunt, pushing him back against the cage.
Romero swings wildly with an uppercut but Hunt uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hunt blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Romero's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Romero can't find room to land a body shot as Hunt controls the action.
Romero gets through Hunt's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Romero misses with a punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Romero.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nice body punch from Hunt.
Romero throws a head punch that misses.
Romero misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Hunt's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Hunt stalling.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero connects with a crisp jab.
Romero lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Romero jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Romero is looking to clinch but Hunt is avoiding it.
Hunt lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Hunt ducks right into an uppercut from Romero.
Hunt gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Hunt slips a straight right by Romero.
Romero backing away here, and Hunt unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Romero swings for the body but Hunt moves out of range.
Romero throws a leg kick but Hunt checks it.
Romero cracks Hunt with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Romero looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Hector Romero seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hunt throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Romero was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Hunt avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Romero ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Hunt moves away.
Romero misses with a right hand
enabling Hunt to counter with a crisp jab.
Hector Romero is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Hunt 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 Romero has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Romero and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Hunt fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Romero has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Romero connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
A punch lands to the side of Hunt 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Romero 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.

Romero closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Hunt did well to prevent Romero getting side control.
Hunt has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Romero is working away from the top position though.
Hunt keeps control of the position for the meantime.
Romero missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hunt is looking to improve his position.
Romero not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Romero wants to pass the guard but Hunt is defending well.
Romero not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Romero missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Romero is nestled in close to Hunt, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Romero with the ground and pound but Hunt uses the opportunity to regain guard.
Hunt tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Romero wants to pass the guard but Hunt is keeping the position.
Romero postures up in Hunt's guard and throws a big left but Hunt blocks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero wants to control from the top but Hunt keeps moving.
Romero with a flurry of punches that miss.
Phol Hunt has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Hunt wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.

Romero got a little sloppy there for a moment and Hunt has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Romero has managed to get both his arms back between Hunt's legs - danger averted.
Hunt 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.
Romero trying to control the position from guard on top but Hunt 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.
Romero lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
It looks like Romero has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Hunt avoids a kick to the body.
Hunt is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Romero with a body shot.
Romero lands a nice leg kick that just misses Hunt's sensitive parts.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Hector Romero!

A very excited looking Hector Romero 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.
Phol Hunt spoke after the fight, saying 'vittu'.
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Event: CEC 511     
Date:   Apr 14, 2017

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Hector Romero and Espo Jaksinen. Romero comes to the cage accompanied by Havana. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

183 cm
31
171 lbs
18 - 7 - 0
182 cm
30
185 lbs
22 - 10 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Bullet Proof System
Hellbent

KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250
Aspire Clothing



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 18 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hector Romero!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Espo Jaksinen!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Frank Antenori and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Romero throws a right hand that misses
and Jaksinen counters with a one-two to the body.
Hector Romero seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Jaksinen.
Romero scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Jaksinen doesn't seem bothered though.
Romero clobbers Jaksinen with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Romero lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.

Jaksinen pushes Romero up against the cage in a clinch.
Romero lands with a light punch inside.
Jaksinen doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Romero breaks from the clinch.
Romero avoids a kick to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Romero throws out a powerful jab.
Jaksinen on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Romero lands with a hook. Jaksinen tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Romero misses the shot to the body.
Jaksinen takes a kick to the side of the head.
Jaksinen misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Romero connects with a crisp jab.

Romero moves into the clinch successfully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero lands with a short shot to the head.
Jaksinen scores with a shot to the side of Romero's head.
Romero tries to work over Jaksinen's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A frustrated look appears on Romero's face as he tries to break the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Romero.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Romero.
Jaksinen throws a head punch that misses.
A right hook to the body lands for Romero.
Jaksinen can't find room to land a body shot as Romero controls the action.
Jaksinen scores with a shoulder strike.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Jaksinen.
Romero takes an elbow to the temple.
Romero misses with a short punch on the inside.
Romero takes an elbow to the forehead.
Romero doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Romero tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Romero blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Romero digs a right hand underneath Jaksinen's ribcage. Jaksinen let out a lung full of air as it connected.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Romero struggles to land a body shot inside as Jaksinen controls his hands.
Romero digs a right hand underneath Jaksinen's ribcage. Jaksinen let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Romero scores with a shot to the side of Jaksinen's head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jaksinen lands with a light punch inside.
Romero goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Jaksinen prevents a body shot from Romero.
Romero tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Romero misses with a punch to the body.
Romero tries to break the clinch but Jaksinen is controlling the position.

Romero breaks the clinch.
Jaksinen misses with a leg kick.
Romero scores with a shot to the body.
Romero connects with a jab.
Romero ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
As Jaksinen tries to get set, Romero tries to push him back and clinch up but Jaksinen manages to avoid the attempt.
Romero lands a jab to Jaksinen's midsection.
Romero throws the left hand but Jaksinen avoids the punch easily.
Jaksinen lands with a slapping head kick.

Romero scores with a takedown into Jaksinen's guard.
Jaksinen is pulling down on Romero's head to control his posture.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Romero won't allow Jaksinen to get back to his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero with a flurry of punches that miss.
Jaksinen is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Jaksinen tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Jaksinen avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Jaksinen pulls Romero in close to prevent any damage.
Romero postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Jaksinen looking for a sweep. Not yet Jaksinen, not yet.
Romero trying to control the position from guard on top but Jaksinen is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Jaksinen is trying to stand up but he's not managed so far.
Romero trying to control the position from guard on top but Jaksinen is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Jaksinen seems keen to control Romero's posture.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Jaksinen wants to get back to his feet but Romero is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Jaksinen keeping moving, preventing Romero from controlling successfully.
Romero throwing strikes from guard but Jaksinen blocks nicely.
Romero looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Romero distracts Jaksinen with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Romero has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Romero passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Romero is looking to take a break and control but Jaksinen is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Jaksinen tries to bench press Romero off him but Romero keeps the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Jaksinen misses with a hook.
Romero blocks a jab.
No joy there for Jaksinen, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Jaksinen throws an overhand right that lands on Romero's shoulder, as Romero tries to avoid the shot.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Romero.
Jaksinen takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Hector Romero is winning the standup battle so far.
Romero scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Romero shoots in for a double leg but Jaksinen sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Jaksinen throws a fast counter high kick but Romero manages to duck under it in time.

Romero moves into the clinch.
Jaksinen misses with a hook from the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero working aggressively here.
Romero digs a right hand into Jaksinen's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Jaksinen's gas tank.
Jaksinen lands a nice elbow.

It looks like Hector Romero has been cut.
Jaksinen blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Romero gets through Jaksinen's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Romero lands a body shot in the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Romero tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Jaksinen's elbow.
Romero misses with a punch on the inside.
Jaksinen gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Jaksinen swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Hector Romero has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Jaksinen blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Jaksinen throws an elbow but it misses.
Romero misses with the head strike.
Jaksinen fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Jaksinen tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Romero's elbow.
Romero misses with some punches.
Jaksinen prevents a body shot from Romero.
A head punch on the inside from Romero fails to land.
Romero throws a punch but it's blocked by Jaksinen.
A short uppercut from Romero.
Romero lands with a short shot to the head.
Romero throws a head punch that misses.
Jaksinen working aggressively here.

Romero pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Romero ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Romero throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Jaksinen 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.
Romero connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Jaksinen momentarily.
Jaksinen takes one to the chin there.
Romero scores with a jab. Jaksinen acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Jaksinen.

Romero clinches with his opponent.
Jaksinen tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

Romero's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Romero looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
A jab from Romero misses.
Romero throws a right hand that misses
and Jaksinen makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Romero lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Romero is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Jaksinen can do to turn this around?
Romero keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Jaksinen misses with a series of wild punches.
Romero blocks a jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Romero scores with a crisp jab that stopped Jaksinen in his tracks.
Romero comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Romero lands a really nice looking cross but Jaksinen seems unphased.
Romero fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Jaksinen looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Romero throws a leg kick but Jaksinen sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Romero misses with a head kick.
A little jabbing left from Jaksinen on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

Romero gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Romero.
Jaksinen misses with a hook from the clinch.
Romero swings wildly with an uppercut but Jaksinen uses good head movement to avoid it.

Romero escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Romero throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Jaksinen throws a right and a left that Romero avoids nicely.
Romero connects with a solid leg kick.
Romero lands a head shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Romero takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Romero defending well as Jaksinen loads up on a big left hand.
Romero with a poor takedown
letting Jaksinen counter with a right hand.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hector Romero. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A punch lands to the side of Jaksinen 's head but he takes it in his stride.
The fight stays on the outside here - Jaksinen looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

Romero rushes Jaksinen and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Jaksinen throws a head punch that misses.
Romero fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Romero is working Jaksinen over against the cage.
Romero has a couple of punches blocked by Jaksinen.
Romero misses with a short punch on the inside.
Romero gets through Jaksinen's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Romero lands a shoulder strike.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Romero misses with a hook from the clinch.
Jaksinen lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Jaksinen throws an elbow but it misses.
Romero tries a body shot but Jaksinen blocks it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hector Romero dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Hector Romero's cut.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!


Romero misses with a body shot.
Romero throws a leg kick which misses Jaksinen's front leg but catches the back leg as Jaksinen tries to avoid it.
Romero thumps Jaksinen with a low kick.
A punch combination from Jaksinen misses.
Jaksinen closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Jaksinen fails in his attempt to clinch.
Romero lands with a straight right. Jaksinen didn't see that one coming.
Jaksinen avoids the head kick by Romero.
Romero throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Jaksinen's waist but Jaksinen gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Romero off to one side.
Romero chopping away at his opponent's legs.
A jab from Romero misses.
Jaksinen let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Romero scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Horrible takedown attempt by Romero or perhaps it was just good defense by Jaksinen, which made it look bad.
Romero steps to the sid