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Event: AEW 14     
Date:   Jul 06, 2019

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Lugh Blackburn (ranked 1500 p4p, 189 weight class) and Dexter Krampus (ranked 1486 p4p, 187 weight class). Blackburn comes to the cage accompanied by When the Man Comes Down. Man, I cannot wait for this one!

187 cm
41
200 lbs
37 - 26 - 1
190 cm
27
200 lbs
5 - 4 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Dangerous knees
Granite chin
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 37 wins, 26 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Dexter Krampus!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Blasius, Paulsen Ambrosius and Radbod Blank.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Blackburn defending well as Krampus loads up on a big left hand.
Krampus throws a jab but it's blocked by Blackburn.
Krampus throws out a loose jab but Blackburn uses good head movement to avoid it.
Blackburn scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Krampus throws a looping overhand right but Blackburn ducks down to avoid it.
Krampus moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Krampus has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Krampus throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Krampus tries to score with a low kick but Blackburn moves his leg out of the way.
Krampus throws a big shot that misses.
Blackburn defending well as Krampus loads up on a big left hand.
Blackburn scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Blackburn keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Krampus.
Blackburn takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Krampus scores with a jab. Blackburn acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Krampus waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Blackburn.
Blackburn is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Krampus ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Krampus lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Blackburn circles away quickly and effectively.
The fighters circling - Blackburn throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Krampus looks to score with a jab to the body but Blackburn is just out of range.
Blackburn is looking to counter punch.
Blackburn with a hook.
Blackburn cracks Krampus with an open hand slap.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A slow jab from Krampus misses its intended target.
Blackburn gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Krampus.
Krampus stuns Blackburn with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Krampus throws a hook but Blackburn avoids it easily.
A little feinted left hand from Blackburn on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Blackburn takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Krampus misses with a looping right.
Blackburn stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Blackburn bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Blackburn uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Krampus.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Blackburn bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A quick step to the side and Blackburn tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Krampus 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.
Krampus connects with a nice looking jab.
Krampus swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Nice straight punches there by Krampus. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Krampus.
Blackburn takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Blackburn, as that shot connected.
Blackburn throws a poor cross that misses
and Krampus connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Krampus lands a head shot.
Krampus looks to land a left hand but Blackburn moved out of range nicely.
Krampus throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Krampus slips a jab from Blackburn.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Krampus stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Blackburn throws a jab but it's blocked by Krampus.
Blackburn lands a nice hook to Krampus's body. Krampus takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Krampus throws a low kick, looking for Blackburn's leg but Blackburn calmly moves out of range.
Blackburn drops his hands momentarily and Krampus takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Krampus swinging wildly here.
Krampus misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Krampus gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Blackburn.
Krampus is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Blackburn had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Blackburn throws a big shot that misses.
Krampus doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Krampus, right into the meat.
Krampus thuds a left hand into Blackburn's body.
Blackburn defending well as Krampus loads up on a big left hand.
Krampus jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Blackburn seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Krampus takes a swing at Blackburn's ribcage but misses.
Krampus lands with an uppercut that bounces Blackburn off the cage and back into range.
Krampus swats away the attempt to clinch by Blackburn.
Krampus throws the kick towards the body but Blackburn avoids it.
Blackburn seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Krampus loads up on a big right hand but Blackburn slips the punch.
Krampus just misses with a punch to the body.
Blackburn misses with a hook. Krampus ducked under it nicely.
Krampus swings for the body but Blackburn moves out of range.
Blackburn throws a lazy right hand but Krampus sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Blackburn misses with a straight right.
A jab lands there for Krampus.
Blackburn takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Blackburn throws an overhand right that lands on Krampus's shoulder, as Krampus tries to avoid the shot.
Krampus throws a body punch but Blackburn moves out of range.
Krampus ducks under a wild hook from Blackburn.
Krampus changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Blackburn tries to close the distance and clinch up but Krampus swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Krampus connects with a crisp jab.
Krampus throws a lazy right hand but Blackburn sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Krampus throws a shot from downtown. Blackburn moves away and avoids it.
Krampus pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Krampus swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Blackburn throws a body punch but Krampus moves out of range.
Blackburn fails with an attempt to clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Blackburn misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Krampus.
Krampus jabs Blackburn to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Good standup being displayed there by Krampus as he connects with a hook.
Krampus thows a left - swing and a miss!
Blackburn loads up on a big right hand but Krampus slips the punch.
Krampus fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Blackburn has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
A punch lands to the side of Blackburn 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Krampus misses the jab.
Krampus fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Blackburn on the side of the head.
Krampus fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Blackburn.
Krampus scores with a crisp jab that stopped Blackburn in his tracks.
Krampus ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Blackburn moves away.
Blackburn misses with a body shot.
Krampus misses with a looping left.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Blackburn just misses with a punch to the body.
Blackburn slips a jab from Krampus.
Blackburn fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Krampus manages to avoid it.
Blackburn bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Krampus throws a jab when Blackburn was well out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Blackburn tries to clinch but Krampus is having none of it.
Blackburn misses with a body punch
and Krampus cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Krampus throws an overhand right that lands on Blackburn's shoulder, as Blackburn tries to avoid the shot.
Blackburn bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Krampus's head backwards.
Krampus lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Blackburn displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Krampus throws out the jab.
Krampus cracks Blackburn with a right hand to the side of the head.
Krampus throws a low kick but it's checked well by Blackburn.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Blackburn might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Blackburn lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Blackburn misses with an uppercut.
Blackburn misses with a wild body shot.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Blackburn.
Krampus misses with a low kick.
Blackburn was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Blackburn on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Krampus. Krampus obviously looking to wear him down.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Blackburn throws a body shot but no joy.
Good work by Blackburn as he checks the leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Blackburn.
Krampus misses with a looping right.
A counter left hand to the body from Blackburn misses its target.
Blackburn keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Blackburn dodges the punch combination from Krampus.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Krampus has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Blackburn tries to clinch there but Krampus circles away.
Dexter Krampus seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Krampus moves away from the strike by Blackburn.
Some bone on bone action there as Blackburn checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Krampus misses with a body shot.
Krampus misses with a straight left.
Krampus throws a leg kick which misses Blackburn's front leg but catches the back leg as Blackburn tries to avoid it.
Krampus looks to throw the jab but Blackburn is out of range.
Krampus throws a shot from downtown. Blackburn moves away and avoids it.
A big right from Krampus misses.
Blackburn misses with a looping right.
Blackburn throws a hook to the side of Krampus's head but Krampus sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Blackburn lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.

Blackburn closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Krampus throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Blackburns head.
Krampus scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Krampus misses with some punches.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Krampus lands on the inside with an uppercut.

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!
Blackburn working aggressively here.
Krampus misses with a short punch on the inside.
Nice body punch from Krampus.
Krampus makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Blackburn with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.

It looks like Dexter Krampus has been cut.
Krampus misses with a hook to the ribs.
A right handed body shot lands from Krampus.
Krampus misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Blackburn lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Krampus backwards.

Krampus breaks from the clinch.
Krampus throws a shot from downtown. Blackburn moves away and avoids it.
Blackburn moves forwards but Krampus connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Blackburn waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Krampus.
Blackburn lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Krampus at a distance.
Krampus fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Blackburn.
Blackburn lands a jab.
Krampus lands with a straight right. Blackburn didn't see that one coming.
Jab, jab by Krampus - just one landing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Krampus misses with a looping left.
Blackburn walks into a stiff left hand from Krampus.
Blackburn slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Krampus takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Jab, jab by Krampus - just one landing.
Krampus walks into a straight right hand from Blackburn.
Blackburn uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Krampus.
Krampus walks into a left hand.
Krampus just misses with a punch to the body.
Krampus fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Blackburn manages to avoid it.
Blackburn takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Krampus ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Blackburn moves away.
Blackburn displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Krampus throws out the jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Blackburn moves away from the strike by Krampus.
Krampus drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Blackburn throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Blackburn wants to clinch up but Krampus keeps it at a distance.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Blackburn clinches up with Krampus and pushes him back against the cage.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Krampus forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Blackburn with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Krampus fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Blackburn blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Blackburn lands a nice uppercut.
Still in the clinch, Blackburn scores with a nice short uppercut.
Blackburn prevents a body shot from Krampus.
Krampus misses with a short punch on the inside.
Blackburn with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Blackburn.

Blackburn manages to pull guard.
Krampus trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Blackburn keeping moving, preventing Krampus from controlling successfully.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Dexter Krampus will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Dexter Krampus'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!


Krampus throws a quick inside leg kick.
Krampus staying out of range there.
Blackburn pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Krampus throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Krampus scores with a head kick.
Krampus misses with an uppercut.
Blackburn jabs at Krampus's body.
Blackburn is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Blackburn moves out of range of the strikes.
Nice defenses there by Blackburn.
Blackburn throws a shot from downtown. Krampus moves away and avoids it.
Blackburn looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Krampus moves out of range of the strikes.
A nice leg kick lands there from Krampus.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Krampus uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Blackburn.
A jab from Blackburn misses.
Krampus thumps Blackburn with a low kick.
Blackburn has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Krampus.
Blackburn looks to score with a jab to the body but Krampus is just out of range.
Blackburn dodges the punch combination from Krampus.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Krampus connects with a jab.
Blackburn stuns Krampus with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Blackburn checks a low kick from Krampus.
Krampus pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Krampus ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Blackburn moves away.
Krampus lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Blackburn scores with a crisp jab that stopped Krampus in his tracks.
Krampus misses with a looping right.
Blackburn takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Blackburn steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Krampus.
Krampus displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Blackburn throws out the jab.
Krampus fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Blackburn manages to avoid it.
A big left from Blackburn misses.

Blackburn rushes Krampus and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Blackburn fails to pull guard.
Blackburn working aggressively here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn misses with a knee strike.
Nice body punch from Blackburn.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Krampus tries to throw a body punch but Blackburn avoids it by throwing Krampus back against the cage.
Krampus cracks Blackburn with a nice body shot.
Blackburn working aggressively here.
Blackburn misses with some punches.
Krampus lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Blackburn or not.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Krampus lands a left hand that snaps the head of Blackburn backwards.

Krampus breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Blackburn throws a hook but Krampus avoids it easily.
A nice leg kick lands there from Krampus.
Krampus misses with a wild body shot.
It looked like Blackburn wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
The fighters circling - Blackburn throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Krampus fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Blackburn checks it well.
Krampus takes a swing at Blackburn's ribcage but misses.
Blackburn slips under a jab.
It looked like Blackburn wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
A low kick from Krampus misses
and Blackburn counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Blackburn takes a swing at Krampus's ribcage but misses.
Blackburn scores with a jab. Krampus acknowledges it with a nod of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice straight punches there by Krampus. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Krampus.
Krampus throws a right and a left that Blackburn avoids nicely.
Blackburn slips under a jab.
Blackburn throws the left hand but Krampus avoids the punch easily.
Nice cross by Blackburn.
Blackburn takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Krampus throws a low kick, looking for Blackburn's leg but Blackburn calmly moves out of range.
Krampus throws a series of punches but Blackburn moves out of range.
As Krampus tries to get set, Blackburn tries to push him back and clinch up but Krampus manages to avoid the attempt.
Krampus looks to score with a jab to the body but Blackburn is just out of range.
Blackburn thows a left - swing and a miss!
Lugh Blackburn has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
A swing and a miss from Krampus.
Blackburn is looking to counter punch.
Blackburn 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.
Krampus uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Blackburn.
Blackburn tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Blackburn keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Krampus.
Blackburn is looking to counter the offense by Krampus and move into the clinch.
Blackburn takes one on the button.
Blackburn's corner calls for a 1-2. Blackburn obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Krampus digs a good hook to Blackburn's body.
Krampus swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Krampus throws an overhand right that lands on Blackburn's shoulder, as Blackburn tries to avoid the shot.
Blackburn slips a jab and a cross from Krampus.
Blackburn comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Blackburn pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Krampus throws a right and a left that Blackburn avoids nicely.
An attempted straight right counter from Blackburn misses the target.
Blackburn lands a jab to the nose.
Blackburn takes a swing at Krampus's ribcage but misses.
Krampus lands with a shot to the body.
Blackburn takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Blackburn moves out of range of the strikes.
A decent looking cross lands there for Blackburn.
Krampus's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Blackburn connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Krampus scrambles back to his feet.
Blackburn throws a big shot that misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Krampus throws a head kick that misses.
Jab from Krampus.

And that's the end of the fight!
Dexter Krampus comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Krampus 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 Daniel Blasius scores the fight 27:30
Judge Paulsen Ambrosius scores the fight 27:30
Judge Radbod Blank scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Dexter Krampus!
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RATING
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Event: AEW 7     
Date:   Jun 15, 2019

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Lugh Blackburn (ranked 1915 p4p, 228 weight class) and Nick Tessier (ranked 2280 p4p, 266 weight class). Blackburn comes to the cage accompanied by When the Man Comes Down. Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!

187 cm
41
200 lbs
36 - 26 - 1
184 cm
26
196 lbs
8 - 10 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Dangerous knees
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Voodoo Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 26 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nick Tessier!
The judges for this bout are Paulsen Ambrosius, Nard Betker and Albert Achterberg.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A nice inside leg kick there by Tessier. That's going to slow Blackburn down.
Tessier ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Blackburn moves away.
Tessier defending well as Blackburn loads up on a big left hand.
Blackburn walks into a stiff left hand from Tessier.
A looping hook to the body misses from Blackburn. Tessier does a little dance to reset his feet.
Tessier throws a wild body kick that Blackburn sees coming a mile off.
A big right from Tessier misses.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Blackburn blocks the body kick.
Tessier misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Blackburn.
A slapping leg kick lands for Tessier.
Tessier walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Tessier fails in his attempt to clinch.
A swing and a miss from Tessier.
Blackburn sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Blackburn moves out of range as Tessier throws a body kick.
Tessier needs to keep his hands up - Blackburn had a free shot at his head there.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Blackburn tries to clinch but Tessier moves out of range.
Tessier misses with a low kick.
Tessier throws out a loose jab but Blackburn uses good head movement to avoid it.
Blackburn on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Tessier throws a quick inside leg kick.
A slow jab from Blackburn misses its intended target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tessier scores with a hook to the body. Blackburn takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Tessier throws a nice inside leg kick.
Tessier pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Tessier gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Blackburn counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Blackburn slips a jab from Tessier.
Tessier uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Blackburn.
Tessier attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Blackburn lands a lovely overhand right.
Tessier gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Blackburn connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Blackburn scores with a jab to the jaw.
Tessier tries a head kick but it misses.
Tessier misses with a kick to the body.
Tessier throws a sloppy head kick
and Blackburn counters with a straight right hand.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nice shot lands for Blackburn.
Blackburn is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.

Blackburn moves into the clinch successfully.
Tessier lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Blackburn misses with a punch on the inside.
Blackburn tries to land knees in the clinch but Tessier avoids the damage to the body.
Blackburn tries to throw a body punch but Tessier avoids it by throwing Blackburn back against the cage.
Tessier trying to land knees to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tessier lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Tessier scores with a nice hook to the head.
Blackburn jumps guard but Tessier stands there with Blackburn around his waist. Blackburn gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Tessier lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Tessier missing with knees to the body.
Blackburn throws a punch but it's blocked by Tessier.
Blackburn misses with a punch on the inside.
Tessier tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Tessier can't find room to land a body shot as Blackburn controls the action.
Blackburn lands with a light punch inside.
Tessier taking a break, stalling in the clinch.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Tessier just stands there and leans against the cage.

Blackburn decides to pull guard.
Tessier passes into half guard.
Blackburn trying to hold on to Tessier's head to control him but Tessier postures up.
Blackburn is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Tessier throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Tessier is looking to work some ground and pound but Blackburn has wrist control.
Tessier in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Tessier is looking to work some ground and pound but Blackburn has wrist control.
Tessier landing with the ground and pound.
Blackburn avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Tessier scoring with punches to the head and body.

Blackburn is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Tessier defends well.
Tessier wants to control from the top but Blackburn keeps moving.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tessier landing some decent shots from guard.

Blackburn is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Tessier is aware though and is defending well.
Tessier postures up.
Tessier is looking to work some ground and pound but Blackburn has wrist control.
Tessier stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Blackburn swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Tessier throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Blackburn works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Tessier working some strikes from top position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Blackburn not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Tessier pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Blackburn is keeping the position for now.

Tessier drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Tessier jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Tessier advances position into side control!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Tessier moves away from the strike by Blackburn.
Blackburn misses with a looping right.
Tessier throws a head kick but Blackburn moves out of range.
Blackburn missing with a left hand there. Tessier was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Blackburn ducks under a wild hook from Tessier.
Blackburn swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Blackburn backing away here, and Tessier unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Tessier throws a leg kick
and Blackburn counters with a stiff right hand.
Tessier misses with a wild body shot.
Blackburn wants to clinch up but Tessier keeps it at a distance.
Tessier turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Tessier pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Tessier takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Tessier gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Blackburn cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tessier misses with a leg kick.
Nick Tessier seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Tessier keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Blackburn.
Tessier tries to land a front kick but Blackburn steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Tessier looks to throw the jab but Blackburn is out of range.
Blackburn tries to close the distance and clinch up but Tessier swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Tessier looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
A slow jab from Blackburn misses its intended target.
Tessier thumps Blackburn with a low kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Tessier was well out of range. Poor timing from Blackburn.
Tessier throws a head kick that half lands.
Blackburn lands a nice hook to Tessier's body. Tessier takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Tessier tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Tessier takes a swing at Blackburn's ribcage but misses.
Blackburn is looking to counter punch.
Blackburn just misses with a punch to the body.
Blackburn throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Blackburn blocks a low kick nicely.
Tessier misses with a low kick.
Blackburn was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Tessier throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Blackburn is looking to counter punch.
Tessier scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Tessier plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Blackburn defending well as Tessier loads up on a big left hand.
Blackburn on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Tessier. Tessier obviously looking to wear him down.
A big right from Blackburn misses.
Nice defenses there by Blackburn.
Blackburn checks a leg kick.
Tessier tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
An attempted straight right counter from Blackburn misses the target.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Tessier tries to land a front kick but Blackburn steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn lands a right hook to the body.
Tessier lands a jab.
Tessier tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Blackburn defends well and Tessier ends up having to push Blackburn into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Tessier is breathing heavily.
Blackburn jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Tessier throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Tessier misses with a head kick.
Tessier tries to land a front kick but Blackburn steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Blackburn swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Blackburn lands a nice shot that snaps Tessier's head back.
Tessier throws a low kick, looking for Blackburn's leg but Blackburn calmly moves out of range.
Blackburn misses with a straight left.
Blackburn scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Tessier needs to keep his hands up - Blackburn had a free shot at his head there.
Blackburn looks to score with a jab to the body but Tessier is just out of range.
Blackburn stuns Tessier with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
A jab from Blackburn finds it's way through Tessier's defenses.
Blackburn lands a slapping body shot.
Blackburn throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Blackburn is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Tessier throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Blackburn swings for the body but Tessier moves out of range.
Tessier looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tessier fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Tessier walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Blackburn checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.

Blackburn closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Tessier misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Blackburn.
Tessier blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Blackburn misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Tessier.
A short right from Tessier on the inside.
Blackburn lands a right hand.
Tessier drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Blackburn gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Tessier on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Tessier looking to slow down the pace here.
Tessier tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Tessier misses with some punches.
Tessier throws a head punch that misses.
Blackburn with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Blackburn with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but Tessier turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tessier on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.

Blackburn pulls guard effortlessly.
Tessier stands and throws Blackburn's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Tessier is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Blackburn is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Blackburn struggling a bit here.
Blackburn regains half guard.

Tessier is working for a kimura but Blackburn is defending it quite comfortably.

Blackburn looking for submissions from an awkward position 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 Lugh Blackburn will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Blackburn scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Tessier doesn't seem bothered though.
A jab lands there for Tessier.

Blackburn closes the distance and clinches.
Blackburn tries a knee to the head but Tessier blocks it.
Tessier doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Tessier throws an elbow that misses.
Blackburn is pressed up against the cage. Tessier has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Blackburn down to the mat. Blackburn avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.

Tessier throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Blackburn tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Tessier is in Blackburn's guard.
Blackburn can't keep his opponent in guard - Tessier advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Tessier is trying to control the action in half guard but Blackburn is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Tessier is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.

Blackburn looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Tessier wants to pass the guard but Blackburn is defending well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Tessier trying to control but Blackburn is working from the bottom.

Tessier postures up as if he's going to throw some strikes but drops back for an ankle! Blackburn is in big trouble! He looks ready to tap! But no, he's escaped and dives on top of Tessier, into his guard.


Tessier is looking for a triangle but Blackburn pushes his legs off easily.
Tessier takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

Tessier is looking for a triangle but Blackburn pushes his legs off easily.
Blackburn slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Tessier is trying to get back to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn working the ground and pound but Tessier is defending the strikes.
Tessier tries to get back to half guard but can't.

Blackburn wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Tessier, who protects the arm well.
You can see the frustration on Tessier's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Tessier manages to work his way to half guard, despite Blackburn's best efforts.

Tessier looking for submissions off his back.
Nick Tessier has got the better of the ground game so far.
Blackburn not landing any meaningful shots this time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn throwing shots but Tessier is blocking nicely.

Blackburn is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.

Blackburn looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.

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

Blackburn is working for a submission of some sort.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Tessier wants to get back to full guard.
Tessier avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Blackburn.
Blackburn prevents Tessier from improving his position.

Blackburn is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Blackburn prevents Tessier from standing back up.

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 Lugh Blackburn.
I think Blackburn 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 Paulsen Ambrosius scores the fight 29:28
Judge Nard Betker scores the fight 29:29
Judge Albert Achterberg scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Lugh Blackburn!
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
54%

 

Event: AEM : The Beginning     
Date:   May 17, 2019

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Lugh Blackburn (ranked 2226 p4p, 258 weight class) and Baby Boy Harris (ranked 2938 p4p, 312 weight class). Blackburn kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is When the Man Comes Down. Rumors backstage are that the fighters have been paid to keep it standing but we know that would never happen in MMA!

187 cm
41
200 lbs
35 - 26 - 1
199 cm
37
197 lbs
26 - 28 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Dangerous knees
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 26 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 28 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Baby Boy Harris!
The judges for this bout are Radbod Blank, Daniel Blasius and Wagner Zegers.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Harris lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Harris misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.

Blackburn clinches.
A head punch on the inside from Harris fails to land.
Blackburn scores with a shot to the side of Harris's head.
A head punch on the inside from Harris fails to land.
Blackburn working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Harris.
Harris lands with a right to the head.
Harris tries to land a knee to the head but Blackburn blocks with his arms.
Blackburn throws a knee to the head but misses.
Harris working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Harris tries a body shot but Blackburn blocks it.
Blackburn's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nice elbow from Harris.
Blackburn landing knees to the head.
Blackburn blocks an uppercut.
Blackburn lands a good knee to the midsection. Harris won't want to take too many of those.
Blackburn on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Blackburn tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Blackburn creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Blackburn softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Blackburn tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Harris throws a head punch that misses.
Blackburn is leaning against Harris and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Harris looks winded!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harris's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Harris lands with a short shot to the head.
Blackburn fails to pull guard.
Harris misses with the head strike.
Blackburn lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
A short body shot lands from Harris as the two fighters clinch.
Blackburn blocks an uppercut.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Harris holds him up against the cage and eventually Blackburn drops back down to his feet.
Harris throws an elbow but it misses.
Harris lands a nice uppercut.
Harris misses with a punch on the inside.
Harris misses with a hook from the clinch.
Blackburn with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Harris misses with a body punch.
Harris struggles to land a body shot inside as Blackburn controls his hands.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Blackburn.
Still in the clinch, Harris scores with a nice short uppercut.
Harris tries to land knees in the clinch but Blackburn avoids the damage to the body.
Harris tries to throw a body punch but Blackburn avoids it by throwing Harris back against the cage.
Harris misses with a hook to the ribs.
Blackburn lands with a short head shot on the inside.

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!
Blackburn landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Blackburn scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Blackburn managing to block the knees to the body from Harris.

Blackburn jumps into guard, dragging Harris to the mat.

Harris got a little sloppy there for a moment and Blackburn has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Harris has managed to get both his arms back between Blackburn's legs - danger averted.
Blackburn has control of Harris's left arm, preventing Harris from doing any damage.

Blackburn looking for a guillotine here but Harris defends easily.
Blackburn looking for a sweep. Not yet Blackburn, not yet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Blackburn working for a triangle but Harris defends it easily.
Harris tries to stand but Blackburn is controlling from the bottom.

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

Harris decides to stand up and beckons his opponent to follow.
Harris will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Harris throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Blackburn.
Blackburn swings widly with a right hand
and Harris counters with a one-two to the body.
A slow jab from Harris misses its intended target.
Nice straight punches there by Harris. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Harris.
Harris throws a sloppy head kick and Blackburn moves out of range easily.
Blackburn moves away from the strike by Harris.
Harris misses with the combination.
Blackburn avoids a punch combination nicely.
Blackburn throwing a counter right hand but Harris manages to avoid it.
Harris swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Blackburn misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Harris.
Blackburn misses with a wild body shot.
Harris will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Blackburn throws a big shot that misses.
Harris is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Blackburn with a body shot.
Harris misses with a series of wild punches.
Blackburn appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Harris missing with a left hand there. Blackburn was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A little feinted left hand from Blackburn on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.

Blackburn closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Harris pushes Blackburn back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Blackburn jumps guard but Harris stands there with Blackburn around his waist. Blackburn gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Harris misses with a punch on the inside.

Blackburn has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Harris uses from the top position.

Blackburn throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Blackburn not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Blackburn is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Blackburn tries to land a sweep but no joy.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Harris stands up from Blackburn's guard - Harris perhaps looking for a knockout.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Harris. Blackburn shrugs it off though.
A jab from Harris misses.
Harris circles away from the clinch attempt.
A little jabbing left from Harris on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Blackburn swings for the body but Harris moves out of range.
Nice cross by Blackburn.
Harris throws a leg kick but Blackburn moved away.
Harris swinging wildly here.
Harris tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Harris misses the jab.
Blackburn takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Blackburn swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Harris looks to land a combination but Blackburn avoids it well.
Blackburn misses with a body shot.
Harris swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Blackburn takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harris misses with a hook
and Blackburn counters with a stiff right hand.
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!
Blackburn connects with a crisp jab.
Blackburn slips under a jab.
Harris throws a series of punches but Blackburn avoids them all with ease.
Harris misses with a body kick.
Blackburn keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Harris.
Blackburn is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Harris throws a head kick that misses.
Blackburn bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Blackburn pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Harris misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Harris slips a straight right by Blackburn.
Baby Boy Harris seems to be getting the better of the standup.

Blackburn closes the distance and clinches.
Blackburn tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Harris pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Harris fails to land.
Harris lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Blackburn backwards.
Harris misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Blackburn jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Harris walks away with a smile on his face. Blackburn gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Harris fails to land with a series of punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn dodges the punch combination from Harris.
Blackburn's corner calls for a 1-2. Blackburn obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Blackburn connects with a single shot there.
Harris waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Blackburn.
Harris looks to land a left hand but Blackburn moved out of range nicely.
Blackburn slips under a jab from Harris.
Harris throws a chopping leg kick but Blackburn manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Harris looks to land a left hand but Blackburn moved out of range nicely.
Blackburn is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Harris.
A chopping leg kick lands by Harris.
Harris staying out of range there.
Harris throws a head kick that misses.
Blackburn takes a swing at Harris's ribcage but misses.
Harris thows a left - swing and a miss!
Blackburn fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Harris on the side of the head.
Harris takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Harris slips under a jab.
Baby Boy Harris is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn just misses with a punch to the body.
It seemed like Harris was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Harris takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Blackburn keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Harris moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Blackburn takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Harris looks to land a combination but Blackburn avoids it well.
Harris misses with a wild combination.
Harris is breathing heavily.
Harris shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Harris throws a low kick but Blackburn avoids it.
Harris looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Harris scores with a kick to the body.
Harris's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Blackburn connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Harris scrambles back to his feet.

Blackburn closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Harris lands a left hand that snaps the head of Blackburn backwards.
Blackburn dodges an elbow strike from Harris.
Harris misses with a knee strike.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Blackburn throws a lazy right hand but Harris sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Harris keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Harris throws a head kick that misses.
Blackburn staying out of range there.
Blackburn is looking to clinch.
Blackburn misses with an uppercut. Harris saw that one coming.
Harris walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Blackburn tries to clinch but Harris is having none of it.
Blackburn scores with the left hand. Harris knows he should have avoided that one.
Harris walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.

Harris is rocked!

Blackburn rushes Harris and presses him up against the cage.
Harris is still on wobbly legs! Can Blackburn finish him?
Harris misses with a hook to the ribs.
Blackburn softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.

Blackburn manages to pull guard.
Harris stopping the sweep attempt from Blackburn.

Blackburn working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Harris doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Oh but Blackburn is tightening it up a little... Harris has to be careful here... He's got his foot tucked under now, this looks tight! Harris reacted too slowly and this one could be over in a matter of seconds! YES! Harris taps out! Nice BJJ there by Blackburn!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:59 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Choke). Lugh Blackburn!
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G S C
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
74%

 

Event: Peak - Nordquist vs Ramses     
Date:   Mar 23, 2019

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Lugh Blackburn (ranked 1955 p4p, 258 weight class) and Eric Bueller (ranked 4079 p4p, 446 weight class). Blackburn's entrance music is When the Man Comes Down. A fine choice. Lugh Blackburn has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

187 cm
40
200 lbs
34 - 26 - 1
186 cm
42
185 lbs
12 - 19 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 26 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 19 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Eric Bueller!
The judges for this bout are Albert Achterberg, Wagner Zegers and Paulsen Ambrosius.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bueller looks to land a right hand but Blackburn moved out of range.
Bueller scores with a jab to the head.
Blackburn ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bueller moves away.
A punch combination from Bueller misses.
Bueller throws a head kick that misses.
Blackburn thuds his right hand into Bueller's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Bueller slips a straight right by Blackburn.
Bueller moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
A big right from Bueller misses.
Bueller throws a wild body kick that Blackburn sees coming a mile off.
A head kick misses from Bueller.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!

Bueller 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.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bueller is putting a hurting on Blackburn here, landing some big shots from side control.
An elbow from Bueller crashes against the mat.
Blackburn taking a bit of punishment here - Bueller scoring with strikes.
Blackburn is trying to control Bueller's posture but Bueller avoids it.
Bueller 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.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Bueller misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Bueller is looking to take a break and control but Blackburn is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Blackburn is working to avoid the ground and pound but Bueller connects with a decent elbow.
Blackburn gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Blackburn is trying to get back to full guard.
Blackburn blocking the ground and pound attempt from Bueller.

Blackburn actively working from the bottom here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Blackburn is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Bueller pulls his head out easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn taking some punishment here, with Bueller in his half guard.
Bueller is trying to control. Blackburn wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Blackburn is looking to improve his position.
Bueller is trying to control. Blackburn wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

Bueller is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Blackburn defends it well.
Bueller is keen to just control but Blackburn is a slippery customer.
Bueller not doing much here.
Bueller missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bueller throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Bueller tries to pass to full mount but Blackburn defends it.
Blackburn wants to control but Bueller is keeping busy and won't allow it.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Bueller not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Blackburn keeps control of the position for the meantime.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Bueller throws a lazy uppercut
and Blackburn counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Bueller moves away from the strike by Blackburn.
Lugh Blackburn seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bueller looks to land a left hand but Blackburn moved out of range nicely.
Bueller fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Blackburn misses with a hook.
A telegraphed right hand from Bueller misses the target.
As Bueller tries to get set, Blackburn tries to push him back and clinch up but Bueller manages to avoid the attempt.
Bueller throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Bueller lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Bueller swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Bueller connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Bueller fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Good work by Blackburn as he checks the leg kick.
Blackburn tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bueller was well out of range. Poor timing from Blackburn.
Bueller shoots in and drives through. Blackburn sprawls well.
Nice shot lands for Blackburn.
A big left from Blackburn misses.
Blackburn moves out of range as Bueller throws a body kick.
Blackburn tries to move into range but Bueller moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Bueller throws a series of punches but Blackburn moves out of range.
Bueller avoids the body shot from Blackburn.
Blackburn bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Bueller's head.
Bueller stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Bueller tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Bueller throws a right hand that Blackburn ducks under and follows up with a left that Blackburn also avoids with ease.
Bueller takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Blackburn lands a jab to Bueller's midsection.
Blackburn bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Bueller throws a big shot that misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Bueller throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Bueller staying out of range there.
Bueller misses with a straight left.

Blackburn tries to sprawl but Bueller drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Blackburn keeps control of the position for the meantime.
Bueller landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Bueller thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Blackburn's head.
Bueller thows a huge punch but Blackburn dodges it nicely.
Bueller is trying to control the action in half guard but Blackburn is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

Blackburn looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bueller is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Bueller wants to lay and pray for a moment but Blackburn keeps working.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bueller scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Bueller sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Blackburn defending well though.
Bueller lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Bueller not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Bueller has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Bueller missing with the ground and pound from half guard.

Blackburn looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Bueller winds up and cracks Blackburn with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Blackburn is in trouble now - Bueller has advanced to mount!
Blackburn is in a horrible position here, under a barrage of strikes, he's managing to avoid any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn wants to hold on but Bueller pushes him away.
Blackburn holds on to Bueller as tight as he can, avoiding damage.
Bueller lands a big shot there that rocks Blackburn but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
Blackburn tries to hold on but Bueller pushes him away.
Bueller dominating with strikes here.
Bueller is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Blackburn slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Bueller content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Eric Bueller has got the better of the ground game so far.
Blackburn wants to control but Bueller is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Blackburn keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.
Bueller is trying to control the action in half guard but Blackburn is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Bueller is working away from the top position though.
Blackburn is pressing down on Bueller's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.

Bueller sitting in guard doing not very much at all here. Blackburn doesn't need a second invitation though! He's locked up a guillotine and he's squeezing tight! That is tiiiiiiiiight! Bueller paying the price for stalling here - he's pushing hard on the arm trying to free himself but it's no use! He's tapped! WOW, quick submission from Blackburn - great work!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:36 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Lugh Blackburn!
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Event: CEFC 328     
Date:   Feb 02, 2019

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Benjamin Sigfridsson (ranked 764 p4p, 97 weight class) and Lugh Blackburn (ranked 1133 p4p, 138 weight class). Blackburn has chosen When the Man Comes Down as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

180 cm
34
192 lbs
20 - 13 - 2
187 cm
39
200 lbs
34 - 25 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 13 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Benjamin Sigfridsson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 25 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
The judges for this bout are William Peck, Gregory Folan and Elvis Blanc.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Blackburn drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Nice uppercut lands for Sigfridsson. That snapped Blackburn's head back.
Sigfridsson misses with the combination.
Sigfridsson throws a wild combination but nothing lands.

Blackburn closes the distance and clinches.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Blackburn.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Sigfridsson won't allow it.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Sigfridsson.
Sigfridsson prevents a body shot from Blackburn.

Sigfridsson pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Blackburn avoids the head kick by Sigfridsson.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Sigfridsson misses with a short punch on the inside.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Sigfridsson just stands there and leans against the cage.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Blackburn fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Sigfridsson fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but Sigfridsson turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Benjamin Sigfridsson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Lugh Blackburn.

Blackburn pulls guard successfully.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sigfridsson tries to free his leg and advance position but Blackburn is retaining full guard.
Sigfridsson tries to stand but Blackburn is controlling from the bottom.
Blackburn is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Sigfridsson stays in close to Blackburn's body and controls the position.

Blackburn throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Sigfridsson wants to stand but Blackburn has a closed guard, so he can't escape.
Sigfridsson slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Blackburn can't keep his opponent in guard - Sigfridsson advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Sigfridsson is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Blackburn!
Sigfridsson takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Sigfridsson continues to stall.
Blackburn is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Blackburn regains half guard.
Sigfridsson performing his best blanket impression for a moment.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Blackburn actively working from the bottom here.
Sigfridsson tries to stand but his hand is stuck under Blackburn.
Blackburn trying to control but Sigfridsson postures up.

Blackburn looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Blackburn is staying active underneath Sigfridsson, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Blackburn trying to control but Sigfridsson postures up.
Sigfridsson is looking to take a break and control but Blackburn is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Sigfridsson controlling the pace.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.

Blackburn looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Sigfridsson is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.

Blackburn looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Sigfridsson controlling the action here.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Blackburn on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Blackburn throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sigfridsson takes one to the side of the head.
Blackburn paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Blackburn tries to clinch but Sigfridsson moves out of range.
Blackburn misses with a wild body shot.
Sigfridsson is looking to counter punch.
Sigfridsson is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Blackburn can do to turn this around?
Blackburn misses with a hook.
Blackburn throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

Sigfridsson clinches with his opponent.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Sigfridsson just stands there and leans against the cage.

Sigfridsson breaks the clinch.
Sigfridsson tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Blackburn avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sigfridsson connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Sigfridsson connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Blackburn throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Sigfridsson stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Blackburn tries to clinch but Sigfridsson moves out of range.
Sigfridsson swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Benjamin Sigfridsson is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Sigfridsson fails to land with a series of punches.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Sigfridsson takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sigfridsson throws a leg kick that misses.
Sigfridsson lands a jab-cross combination.
Blackburn jabs at Sigfridsson's body.
Blackburn listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Sigfridsson gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Blackburn.
Blackburn tests Sigfridsson's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Sigfridsson sizes up Blackburn with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Sigfridsson uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Blackburn.
Sigfridsson 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.
Sigfridsson scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Lugh Blackburn seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Sigfridsson moves in looking to clinch but Blackburn pushes him off.
Blackburn takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Sigfridsson throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Sigfridsson fails in his attempt to clinch.
Sigfridsson tries a head kick but it misses.
Sigfridsson tries a low kick but Blackburn avoids it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sigfridsson moves away.
Blackburn throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Sigfridsson feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Blackburn misses with an uppercut. Sigfridsson saw that one coming.
Blackburn scores with a body shot.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Sigfridsson!
Sigfridsson throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Nice defenses there by Sigfridsson.
Sigfridsson avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Sigfridsson throws a shot from downtown. Blackburn moves away and avoids it.
Benjamin Sigfridsson is winning the standup battle so far.
Sigfridsson with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Blackburn to score with a decent uppercut.
Sigfridsson throws a front kick aimed at Blackburn's knee but Blackburn avoids it well.
Sigfridsson throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
letting Blackburn counter with a right hand.
Blackburn lands a nice shot that snaps Sigfridsson's head back.
Sigfridsson takes one to the side of the head.
Sigfridsson moves out of range of the strikes.
Sigfridsson appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Sigfridsson pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Blackburn back to the cage. Sigfridsson follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sigfridsson throws a right and a left that both miss.
Sigfridsson scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.

Sigfridsson gets in close and instigates a clinch.

Sigfridsson breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
A jab from Sigfridsson misses.
Sigfridsson misses with a double jab.
Blackburn misses with a wild body shot.
Blackburn scores with a body shot.
Sigfridsson takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Sigfridsson throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Blackburn.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Blackburn! But no joy.
Sigfridsson throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Blackburn counters with a stiff right hand.
Sigfridsson bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Sigfridsson throws a big counter combination but Blackburn scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Blackburn misses with a right hand
enabling Sigfridsson to counter with a crisp jab.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Sigfridsson has Blackburn up against the cage in a clinch.
Blackburn lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A short left from Blackburn.
A short right from Sigfridsson.

Blackburn jumps guard.
Sigfridsson content to stall in guard here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Sigfridsson trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Blackburn working for submissions but it's allowed Sigfridsson to get to half guard.
Blackburn controlling the position well.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Sigfridsson trying to control the pace.
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 Benjamin Sigfridsson 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!


Blackburn lands the left hand.
Blackburn slips a straight right by Sigfridsson.
Sigfridsson scores with a one two! Blackburn had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Blackburn tries to clinch but Sigfridsson is having none of it.
Sigfridsson steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Blackburn.
Blackburn wants to clinch up but Sigfridsson keeps it at a distance.
Blackburn swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Sigfridsson uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Blackburn.

Sigfridsson drives through and clinches with Blackburn against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sigfridsson tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Sigfridsson scores with an uppercut up the middle.

Sigfridsson escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Blackburn tries to clinch up.
Blackburn misses the jab.

Blackburn tries to keep at a distance but Sigfridsson has taken the fight into the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Sigfridsson has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Sigfridsson is leaning against Blackburn and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.

Sigfridsson escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Blackburn chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Sigfridsson can pounce on him.
Sigfridsson moves in looking to clinch but Blackburn pushes him off.
Sigfridsson throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Blackburn doesn't manage to clinch there - Sigfridsson circles away.
A low kick from Sigfridsson misses
and Sigfridsson takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Blackburn throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Sigfridsson takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
A punch combination from Sigfridsson misses.
Sigfridsson throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

Sigfridsson closes the distance and pushes Blackburn back into the cage.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but Sigfridsson turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Sigfridsson scores with a nice hook to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Blackburn landing knees to the head.
Blackburn throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Sigfridsson blocks it with crossed arms.
Sigfridsson lands an uppercut.
Sigfridsson scores with a nice hook to the head.

Sigfridsson's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Blackburn lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Blackburn avoids a punch combination nicely.
Blackburn fails in his attempt to clinch.
Sigfridsson paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Sigfridsson is looking to clinch.
A solid leg kick lands there for Sigfridsson.
Sigfridsson throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Blackburn misses with a body punch
and Sigfridsson counters with a slapping leg kick.
Sigfridsson moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Blackburn throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn checks a low kick from Sigfridsson.
Sigfridsson connects with a crisp jab.
Sigfridsson blocks a jab.
Sigfridsson throws a body kick that misses.
Sigfridsson attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Blackburn misses with a wild body shot.
Blackburn misses with a body shot.
As Blackburn looks to move away, Sigfridsson throws a big counter combo but Blackburn just gets out of the way.

Blackburn pushes Sigfridsson up against the cage in a clinch.
Lugh Blackburn has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Sigfridsson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Blackburn fails to pull the fight into his guard.
A nice left hand lands by Blackburn.
Blackburn tries to land knees in the clinch but Sigfridsson avoids the damage to the body.
Blackburn tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Sigfridsson lands with a light punch inside.
Sigfridsson tries a body shot but Blackburn blocks it.
Benjamin Sigfridsson is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Still in the clinch, Sigfridsson scores with a nice short uppercut.
Blackburn tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Sigfridsson can't find room to land a body shot as Blackburn controls the action.
Blackburn throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Sigfridsson blocks it with crossed arms.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Sigfridsson won't allow it.
Benjamin Sigfridsson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Lugh Blackburn.

Sigfridsson breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
A slapping body kick lands there for Sigfridsson.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Sigfridsson lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Blackburn circles away quickly and effectively.
Sigfridsson tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Blackburn manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Blackburn checks a leg kick.
Blackburn misses the jab.
Sigfridsson throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Blackburn swings widly with a right hand
letting Sigfridsson counter with a right hand.
A jab from Blackburn misses.

Sigfridsson rushes Blackburn and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.

And that's the end of the fight!
Benjamin Sigfridsson showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Sigfridsson 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 William Peck scores the fight 30:27
Judge Gregory Folan scores the fight 29:28
Judge Elvis Blanc scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Benjamin Sigfridsson!

Benjamin Sigfridsson bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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RATING
61%

 

Event: CEFC Fight Night 146     
Date:   Jan 24, 2019

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Lugh Blackburn (ranked 2237 p4p, 280 weight class) and Olaf Frost (ranked 1157 p4p, 143 weight class). Blackburn comes to the cage accompanied by When the Man Comes Down. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

187 cm
39
200 lbs
33 - 25 - 1
190 cm
40
198 lbs
29 - 19 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 25 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 19 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Olaf Frost!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, William Peck and Elvis Blanc.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Frost throws a sloppy head kick and Blackburn moves out of range easily.
Frost moves out of range as Blackburn strikes.
The fight stays on the outside here - Blackburn looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Frost has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Frost there as he acknowledges the shot.
Frost misses the shot to the body.
Blackburn cracks Frost with a good jab.
Frost fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Blackburn tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Frost was well out of range. Poor timing from Blackburn.
Frost connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Blackburn tries to close the distance and clinch up but Frost swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Blackburn scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Blackburn misses with a straight left.
Frost tries a quick counter leg kick but Blackburn is wise to it.
Blackburn ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Frost moves away.
Frost swings and misses with a shot to the body
enabling Blackburn to counter with a crisp jab.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Blackburn keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A little feinted left hand from Blackburn on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Frost misses with a body shot

and Blackburn counters by moving into the clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A short uppercut from Blackburn.
Frost misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Frost swings wildly with an uppercut but Blackburn uses good head movement to avoid it.
Blackburn has a couple of punches blocked by Frost.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Frost makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Blackburn using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Frost has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.

Frost pulls guard successfully.
Frost looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Blackburn wants to control from the top but Frost keeps moving.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Frost is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Frost wants to sweep but no luck.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Blackburn postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Frost wants to sweep but no luck.
Blackburn in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn trying to control the position from guard on top but Frost is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Blackburn won't allow Frost to sweep him here.
Frost seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Frost's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Frost working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Blackburn.
Frost managing to control the position.
Blackburn is looking to work some ground and pound but Frost has wrist control.
Frost wants to sweep here but Blackburn controlling him for the moment.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Blackburn trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn wants to control from the top but Frost keeps moving.
Frost wants to improve his position but instead Blackburn has moved into half guard.
Frost keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.
Blackburn prevents Frost from improving his position.
Frost is positioning himself well to prevent Blackburn advancing to mount.
Frost is looking for a sweep. Blackburn is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Blackburn is working for a submission of some sort.
Frost keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Blackburn thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Frost's head.
Frost tries to get to full guard but Blackburn has control of the leg.
Blackburn missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Blackburn throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Frost is trying to maintain the position but Blackburn is very close to passing his half guard.
Frost tries to roll over but Blackburn keeps him under control.
Frost is staying active underneath Blackburn, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Frost trying to hold on to Blackburn's head to control him but Blackburn postures up.
Frost gets back to full guard.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Frost holds on and takes a little breather.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Lugh Blackburn 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.


Frost punishes Blackburn's body with a nice straight punch.
Frost swings for the body but Blackburn moves out of range.
Blackburn misses with a straight left.
Frost with a hook.
Frost throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Frost takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Frost staying out of range there.
Frost fails to land with a series of punches.
Blackburn scores with a hook to the body. Frost takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Frost with a body punch. A glancing blow.

Blackburn clinches up with Frost and pushes him back against the cage.
Frost misses with the head strike.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Frost.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Blackburn throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Frost blocks it with crossed arms.
Frost tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Blackburn smiles and moves away.
Blackburn moves out of range as Frost strikes.
Blackburn throwing a counter right hand but Frost manages to avoid it.
Frost misses with a wild body shot.
Blackburn keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Blackburn scores with a sloppy right hand. Frost should have avoided that one.
Blackburn darts in and out, connecting with a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn avoids the body shot from Frost.
Blackburn throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Nice shot lands for Blackburn.
Frost throws a shot to the body.
Frost ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Blackburn moves away.
It looked like Blackburn was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Frost.
Blackburn tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Frost paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Blackburn slips a straight right by Frost.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Frost 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 Blackburn has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Blackburn and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Blackburn was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Frost throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Blackburn lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Frost just misses with a punch to the body.
Frost swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Frost pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Frost misses the shot to the body.
Blackburn throws a body punch but Frost moves out of range.
Frost doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Blackburn takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Blackburn throws an overhand right that lands on Frost's shoulder, as Frost tries to avoid the shot.
Frost looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Frost misses with a low kick.
Blackburn misses with an uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Frost fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Blackburn manages to avoid it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Blackburn takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Blackburn misses with a wild body shot.
Frost avoids the body shot from Blackburn.
Blackburn connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Frost throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Frost misses with a wild body shot.
Blackburn on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Blackburn lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Frost at a distance.
Frost swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Blackburn is looking to counter punch.
Blackburn listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Frost uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Blackburn.
Blackburn takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Blackburn keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Frost walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
An inside leg kick lands from Frost.
Blackburn checks a leg kick nicely.
Frost is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Blackburn rather than just go for the knockout.
Frost scores with a jab to the head.
Frost comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn misses with a looping right.
Blackburn checks a leg kick.
Frost tries to score with a low kick but Blackburn moves his leg out of the way.
Frost takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Blackburn uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Frost.
Frost fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Blackburn manages to avoid it.
Frost misses with a straight left.
Blackburn jabs Frost right on the nose. Frost blinks but takes it well.
Frost misses with a straight right.
Frost takes a jab right on the kisser.
Blackburn steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Frost.
Frost swings and misses with a shot to the body

and Blackburn counters by moving into the clinch.
Frost is trying to break free.
Blackburn lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Blackburn blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Frost blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Blackburn lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Blackburn jumps guard but Frost stands there with Blackburn around his waist. Blackburn gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Frost scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Blackburn doesn't seem bothered though.

Blackburn moves into the clinch.
Blackburn landing knees to the body.
Frost misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but Frost turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Blackburn lands a left hand that snaps the head of Frost backwards.

Frost breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Blackburn misses with a straight right.
Frost feints a counter leg kick.
Blackburn looks to score with a jab to the body but Frost is just out of range.
Olaf Frost seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Frost throws a body shot but no joy.
Blackburn was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Nice body punch from Frost.
Frost walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Blackburn checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Blackburn lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Frost swings wildly with a couple of big hooks

and Blackburn counters by clinching up.
Blackburn looking to throw knees to the head but Frost is blocking nicely.
Lugh Blackburn has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Frost tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Blackburn fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Frost wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Blackburn has him pressed against the cage.
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 Lugh Blackburn will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Blackburn connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Frost throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Blackburn lands a nice looking body shot.
Frost looks to land a combination. Blackburn sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Frost fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Frost takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Nice uppercut lands for Blackburn. That snapped Frost's head back.
Blackburn avoids the body shot from Frost.
Frost uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Blackburn.
Blackburn keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Blackburn misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Frost.
Blackburn tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Blackburn doesn't manage to clinch there - Frost circles away.
Blackburn uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Frost.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Frost walks into a jab.
Blackburn moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Blackburn ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Frost moves away.
Frost misses with a leg kick.
Blackburn misses the shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Frost lands a right hook to the body.
Frost ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Frost scores with a hook to the body. Blackburn takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Frost just misses with a punch to the body.
Frost ducks right into an uppercut from Blackburn.
Frost tries to bum rush Blackburn with a series of wild strikes but Blackburn uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Blackburn lands with a shot to the body.
Frost takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Frost misses the shot to the body.
Frost ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Blackburn moves away.
The fighters circling - Frost throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Frost tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Blackburn was well out of range. Poor timing from Frost.
Blackburn connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
A looping hook to the body misses from Frost. Blackburn does a little dance to reset his feet.
Blackburn wants to clinch up but Frost keeps it at a distance.
Blackburn lands with a cross to side of his opponent's 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!
Frost misses with a wild body shot.
Blackburn connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
A looping hook to the body misses from Frost. Blackburn does a little dance to reset his feet.
Olaf Frost has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Frost throws out the jab.
A looping hook to the body misses from Blackburn. Frost does a little dance to reset his feet.
Frost throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Blackburn counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Blackburn throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Frost on the side of the head.
Frost takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Frost digs a good hook to Blackburn's body.
Frost takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Frost misses the shot to the body.
Frost misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Blackburn.
Blackburn throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Frost stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Frost fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Blackburn keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Blackburn jabs Frost right on the nose. Frost blinks but takes it well.
Blackburn lands an overhand right.

Blackburn forces Frost back against the cage and clinches.
Frost is leaning against Blackburn and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Blackburn landing knees to the head.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Frost holds him up against the cage and eventually Blackburn drops back down to his feet.
Frost tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Blackburn's elbow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Frost tries to break free but Blackburn pushes him back against the cage.

Frost escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Frost has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Frost throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Frost throws a predictable looking body shot

and Blackburn counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Blackburn.
Frost misses with some punches.
Blackburn jumps guard but Frost turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Frost swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Blackburn fails to pull guard.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Lugh Blackburn. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but Frost turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Frost wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Blackburn creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Frost goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Frost lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Blackburn with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Frost tries to pull guard but Blackburn won't allow it.
Blackburn scores with a shoulder strike.
Frost tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Frost just stands there and leans against the cage.

Frost pulls guard.
Frost looking for a sweep. Not yet Frost, not yet.
Frost is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Blackburn loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Frost seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Blackburn trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Frost pulls Blackburn in close to his closed guard and prevents Blackburn from doing any damage or advancing position.
Blackburn working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

Frost looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Blackburn forces his way into half guard.

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 Lugh Blackburn.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Blackburn, 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 Robert Douchet scores the fight 28:29
Judge William Peck scores the fight 30:27
Judge Elvis Blanc scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Lugh Blackburn!
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Event: CEFC Live 70     
Date:   Jan 02, 2019

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Benjamin Sigfridsson (ranked 1013 p4p, 126 weight class) and Lugh Blackburn (ranked 1667 p4p, 203 weight class). Blackburn has chosen When the Man Comes Down as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

180 cm
34
192 lbs
18 - 13 - 2
187 cm
39
200 lbs
33 - 24 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Sportivité

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 13 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Benjamin Sigfridsson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 24 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
The judges for this bout are Gregory Folan, Trevor Gratis and Steve Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sigfridsson is looking to clinch but Blackburn is avoiding it.
Sigfridsson scores with a kick to the body.

Blackburn gets tackled into the cage by Sigfridsson. Sigfridsson maintains the clinch.
Sigfridsson tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Sigfridsson misses with a body punch.

Sigfridsson escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Sigfridsson feints a jab promting Blackburn to slip. Sigfridsson then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Blackburn slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Blackburn takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Sigfridsson fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Blackburn 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.
Sigfridsson throws a nice outside leg kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Blackburn blocks a low kick nicely.

Blackburn clinches.
Knees to the body from Blackburn.
Sigfridsson managing to block the knees to the body from Blackburn.
Nice body punch from Blackburn - that landed with a thud.
Blackburn misses with a short punch on the inside.
Sigfridsson tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sigfridsson throws a punch but it's blocked by Blackburn.
Blackburn throws a head punch that misses.
Sigfridsson misses with a body punch.
Sigfridsson misses with a hook to the ribs.

Sigfridsson escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Blackburn changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Sigfridsson throws a leg kick that misses.

Sigfridsson moves into the clinch.
Blackburn blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Sigfridsson is trying to break free.
Blackburn lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Sigfridsson misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Sigfridsson misses with a hook from the clinch.
Blackburn tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Sigfridsson doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Sigfridsson throws a punch but it's blocked by Blackburn.
Blackburn misses with the head strike.
Blackburn lands a nice shot to the body.

Sigfridsson breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sigfridsson pivots, looking for a leg kick but Blackburn is out of range and Sigfridsson settles back down.
Sigfridsson takes a jab right on the kisser.
Sigfridsson rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Blackburn moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Blackburn! But no joy.
Sigfridsson lands with a straight right. Blackburn didn't see that one coming.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Sigfridsson clinches with his opponent.
Blackburn tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Sigfridsson takes a shot to the head.
Blackburn tries a knee to the head but Sigfridsson blocks it.
Sigfridsson throws a head punch that misses.
Blackburn jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Sigfridsson walks away with a smile on his face. Blackburn gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Blackburn dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Lugh Blackburn seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sigfridsson keeps the fight on the outside.
It looked like Sigfridsson wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.

Sigfridsson closes the distance and pushes Blackburn back into the cage.
Blackburn misses with a knee to the head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Sigfridsson.
Blackburn gets through Sigfridsson's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Sigfridsson blocks an uppercut.
Sigfridsson working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Blackburn misses with some punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Blackburn fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Benjamin Sigfridsson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Lugh Blackburn.
Blackburn throws a punch but it's blocked by Sigfridsson.
Blackburn misses with a hook from the clinch.
Sigfridsson is trying to break free.
A short right from Blackburn on the inside.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but Sigfridsson has him pressed against the cage.
Blackburn tries to land knees in the clinch but Sigfridsson avoids the damage to the body.
Blackburn lands with a short shot to the head.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Sigfridsson just stands there and leans against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Blackburn.
Blackburn connects with a knee to the head.
Sigfridsson lands with a right to the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Blackburn.
Blackburn swings away with an uppercut that misses.

Sigfridsson escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Sigfridsson lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Sigfridsson.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Blackburn misses with a hook.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sigfridsson tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Blackburn is able to avoid easily.
Blackburn takes a swing at Sigfridsson's ribcage but misses.
A big right from Blackburn misses.
Sigfridsson moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Sigfridsson tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Sigfridsson fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Blackburn.

Sigfridsson has managed to clinch.
Blackburn trying to land knees to the body.

Sigfridsson breaks the clinch.
Blackburn misses with a hook
and Sigfridsson connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Blackburn missing with a left hand there. Sigfridsson was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Sigfridsson tries to clinch up.
Sigfridsson turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A cross from Blackburn lands.
Blackburn misses with a shot to the body
and Sigfridsson counters with a left and a right that stings Blackburn.
Sigfridsson fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Sigfridsson wants to clinch
and Blackburn counters with a right hand to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Sloppy strikes from Sigfridsson. Those never looked like landing.
Blackburn throws a shot from downtown. Sigfridsson moves away and avoids it.
Sigfridsson was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Sigfridsson throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Sigfridsson misses with a few strikes there.
Sigfridsson steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Blackburn.
It looked like Sigfridsson was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
A good leg kick by Sigfridsson.
Sigfridsson slips a straight right by Blackburn.
Blackburn throws a body shot but no joy.
Sigfridsson throws a looping overhand right but Blackburn ducks down to avoid it.
Blackburn throws a jab when Sigfridsson was well out of range.
Sigfridsson shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Sigfridsson fails to land with a series of punches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sigfridsson walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Blackburn checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Blackburn lands a head shot.
Sigfridsson tries to score with a low kick but Blackburn moves his leg out of the way.
Sigfridsson throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Sigfridsson throws a combination. Blackburn tries to block but a couple of punches get through.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sigfridsson avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Blackburn darts in trying to clinch
and Sigfridsson counters with a one-two to the body.
Sigfridsson throws a quick inside leg kick.
Blackburn avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Sigfridsson swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Blackburn ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Sigfridsson misses with a jab, cross combination.
Blackburn lands a nice looking body shot.
Blackburn uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Sigfridsson.
Benjamin Sigfridsson is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
A slapping leg kick lands for Sigfridsson.

Sigfridsson moves into range and clinches up with Blackburn.
Blackburn landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Lugh Blackburn seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Sigfridsson on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Sigfridsson is trying to force a seperation but Blackburn has the dominant position.
Sigfridsson is trying to break the clinch but Blackburn is controlling him.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sigfridsson scores with a shoulder strike.
Blackburn missing with knees to the body.

Sigfridsson escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Blackburn throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sigfridsson was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
The fighters circling - Blackburn throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sigfridsson is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Blackburn can do to turn this around?
Sigfridsson misses with a kick to the body.
Blackburn wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Blackburn swings for the body but Sigfridsson moves out of range.
Blackburn takes a swing at Sigfridsson's ribcage but misses.
Blackburn misses with a lunging right hand
and Sigfridsson counters with a stiff right hand.
Blackburn takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Blackburn is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Sigfridsson appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Blackburn misses with a hook.
Blackburn takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Sigfridsson lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn scores with a hook to the body. Sigfridsson takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Sigfridsson attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Blackburn wants to counter the offense by Sigfridsson and move into the clinch position.
Sigfridsson throws a right and a left that both miss.
Sigfridsson waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Blackburn.
Sigfridsson is looking to chop away at Blackburn's legs.
Blackburn lands a body shot.
Blackburn's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Blackburn missing with a left hand there. Sigfridsson was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Blackburn scores with a body shot.
Sigfridsson tries to bum rush Blackburn with a series of wild strikes but Blackburn uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Sigfridsson misses with a series of wild punches.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Blackburn! But no joy.
Blackburn scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Sigfridsson avoids the body shot from Blackburn.
As Blackburn looks to move away, Sigfridsson throws a big counter combo but Blackburn just gets out of the way.
Blackburn misses the jab.
Blackburn lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Sigfridsson has taken the fight to the clinch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sigfridsson is trying to break the clinch but Blackburn is controlling him.

Sigfridsson escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Sigfridsson throws a shot from downtown. Blackburn moves away and avoids it.
Sigfridsson listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Sigfridsson.
Sigfridsson's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Sigfridsson duly obliges.
Sigfridsson tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Blackburn paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Sigfridsson is looking to slow Blackburn down with leg kicks.
Sigfridsson keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Blackburn.
Sigfridsson misses with a low kick.
Sigfridsson misses with a wild body shot.
Blackburn bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Blackburn throws a jab when Sigfridsson was well out of range.
Sloppy strikes from Sigfridsson. Those never looked like landing.
Blackburn is looking to clinch.
Blackburn's corner calls for a 1-2. Blackburn obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Benjamin Sigfridsson dominated that second 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. 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.


Sigfridsson fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Sigfridsson swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Blackburn is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Sigfridsson.
Sigfridsson is looking to clinch.
Sigfridsson tries to bum rush Blackburn with a series of wild strikes but Blackburn uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Sigfridsson bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Sigfridsson moves in looking to clinch but Blackburn pushes him off.

Sigfridsson moves into the clinch.
Sigfridsson working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Nice body punch from Blackburn.
Blackburn misses with a short punch on the inside.

Sigfridsson manages to break the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Blackburn thows a left - swing and a miss!
Blackburn throws a jab but it's blocked by Sigfridsson.
Sigfridsson misses with a series of wild punches.
Blackburn jabs Sigfridsson to the body, keeping him at a distance.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn lands a lovely overhand right.
Sigfridsson throws a head kick that Blackburn semi-blocks.
A nice leg kick lands there from Sigfridsson.
Benjamin Sigfridsson is winning the standup battle so far.
Sigfridsson slips under a jab from Blackburn.
Sigfridsson appears to be looking for a big counter.
Good work by Blackburn as he checks the leg kick.
Sigfridsson misses with a few strikes there.
Blackburn swats away the attempt to clinch by Sigfridsson.
Blackburn circles away from the clinch attempt.
Blackburn steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Sigfridsson.

Sigfridsson instigates a clinch.

Sigfridsson breaks the clinch.
Blackburn throws the left hand but Sigfridsson avoids the punch easily.
Sigfridsson went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Blackburn avoids the body shot from Sigfridsson.
Blackburn scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Blackburn ducks under a wild hook from Sigfridsson.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sigfridsson misses with a body kick.
Good exchange - Blackburn coming out on top.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Jab from Blackburn.
Sigfridsson goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Blackburn scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Sigfridsson connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.

Blackburn gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Blackburn takes a shot to the head.
A shot in the inside from Sigfridsson.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Blackburn lands a left hand that snaps the head of Sigfridsson backwards.
Sigfridsson has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
A head punch on the inside from Blackburn fails to land.
Sigfridsson blocking some punches.
Sigfridsson misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sigfridsson misses with a hook to the ribs.
Blackburn with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Blackburn fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Sigfridsson misses with a punch on the inside.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Sigfridsson won't allow it.

Sigfridsson breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Blackburn scores with a jab to the head.
Sigfridsson moves in looking to clinch but Blackburn pushes him off.
Blackburn lands an overhand right.
Lugh Blackburn has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Blackburn is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Sigfridsson.
Sigfridsson moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Blackburn is looking to clinch.
Sigfridsson closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Sigfridsson fails with an attempt to clinch.
Blackburn misses with a body shot.
As Blackburn looks to move away, Sigfridsson throws a big counter combo but Blackburn just gets out of the way.
Sigfridsson takes a swing at Blackburn's ribcage but misses.
Benjamin Sigfridsson is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sigfridsson lands the left hand.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Sigfridsson, right into the meat.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sigfridsson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Blackburn.
Sigfridsson keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Blackburn. Sigfridsson does a little dance to reset his feet.
Sigfridsson throws a big counter combination but Blackburn scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Sigfridsson moves out of range of the strikes.
Blackburn scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
A big right from Sigfridsson misses.
Sigfridsson wants to clinch but Blackburn slips to the side
and Blackburn counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Sigfridsson tries to bum rush Blackburn with a series of wild strikes but Blackburn uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Blackburn looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Blackburn fails in his attempt to clinch.
The fighters circling - Sigfridsson throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Blackburn throws a jab when Sigfridsson was well out of range.
Sigfridsson displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Blackburn throws out the jab.
Blackburn bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.

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 Benjamin Sigfridsson.
Well Sigfridsson 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 Gregory Folan scores the fight 30:27
Judge Trevor Gratis scores the fight 30:27
Judge Steve Smith scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Benjamin Sigfridsson!

Benjamin Sigfridsson spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.
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Event: CEFC Fight Night 143     
Date:   Dec 19, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Lugh Blackburn (ranked 2351 p4p, 300 weight class) and Baby Boy Harris (ranked 2083 p4p, 273 weight class). Blackburn's entrance music is When the Man Comes Down. A fine choice. Lugh Blackburn has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

187 cm
39
200 lbs
32 - 24 - 1
199 cm
35
197 lbs
22 - 23 - 0
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 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 24 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 23 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Baby Boy Harris!
The judges for this bout are Alec Ball, Ian Loll and Elvis Blanc.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jab, jab by Blackburn - just one landing.

Blackburn clinches up against the cage.
A hook to the body from Harris.
Harris lands a right hand.
Harris lands a hook to the side of the head.
Harris looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Harris crunches a lovely knee into Blackburn's ribcage.
Harris tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Blackburn's elbow.
Harris can't find room to land a body shot as Blackburn controls the action.
Blackburn tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
A short uppercut from Harris.
Harris misses with a punch to the body.
Harris tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A nice right hand lands inside from Harris.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Harris won't allow 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!
Harris gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Knees to the body from Harris.
Blackburn is breathing heavily.
Harris landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Harris lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
A hook to the body from Harris.
Harris connects with a nasty looking knee right to Blackburn's face.
Harris tries a body shot but Blackburn blocks it.
Harris misses with a punch on the inside.
Harris lands a hook to the side of the head.
Harris lands a shoulder strike.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harris tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Blackburn's elbow.
Blackburn looking to throw knees to the head but Harris is blocking nicely.
Harris lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Harris crunches a lovely knee into Blackburn's ribcage.
Harris working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Blackburn tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Harris smiles and moves away.
Harris scores with a shot to the body.
Harris pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Blackburn back to the cage. Harris follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Harris tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Harris throws a combination. Blackburn tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Harris throws a head kick but Blackburn moves out of range.
Harris throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Blackburn.
A shot to the body from Blackburn misses
and Harris connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Blackburn just misses with a punch to the body.
Harris lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Harris takes one to the chin there.
Harris misses with a body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Harris looks to land a combination but Blackburn avoids it well.
Blackburn misses the shot to the body.
Harris connects with the punch.
Blackburn throws a hook to the side of Harris's head but Harris sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A punch combination from Harris misses.
Blackburn avoids a kick to the body.
Harris lands a nice looking kick to the body. Blackburn takes a step back to recover.
A lazy left from Harris finds it's target.
A right-left combo lands from Harris.
Harris fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Harris scores with a punch to the head.
Blackburn blocks a head kick by Harris.
Harris throws a body punch but Blackburn moves out of range.
Harris tries to bum rush Blackburn with a series of wild strikes but Blackburn uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Harris rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Blackburn moves out of range and avoids them all easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Harris.
Blackburn was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Blackburn on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Lugh Blackburn seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Harris swats away the attempt to clinch by Blackburn.
Blackburn throws a body punch but Harris moves out of range.
Harris lands a body shot.
Blackburn throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Harris tries a head kick but it misses.
Harris misses with a wild combination.
Harris misses with a head kick.
Blackburn takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Blackburn scores with a nice head shot.
Harris throws the kick towards the body but Blackburn avoids it.
Blackburn misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Harris.
Harris throws a wild combination but nothing lands.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harris misses with an uppercut. Blackburn saw that one coming.
Blackburn misses with a straight right.
Harris appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Harris throws a half hearted mid kick.
Harris pulls out of a head kick attempt.
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!
Blackburn slips a jab and a cross from Harris.
Harris throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Good shot there by Blackburn.
Harris throws a wild body kick that Blackburn sees coming a mile off.
Blackburn misses with a hook. Harris ducked under it nicely.
Blackburn's corner calls for a 1-2. Blackburn obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Blackburn throws a jab but it's blocked by Harris.
Blackburn pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A big right from Harris misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Harris throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Blackburn blocks a jab.
Harris throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Blackburn bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Blackburn works Harris's body with a nice hook.
Harris throws the kick towards the body but Blackburn avoids it.
An attempted straight right counter from Blackburn misses the target.
Harris throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Blackburn blocks a head kick by Harris.
Harris thuds a left hand into Blackburn's body.
Blackburn gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Baby Boy Harris seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Blackburn fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Baby Boy Harris is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Blackburn ducks under a wild hook from Harris.
Blackburn avoids the body shot from Harris.
Blackburn blocks a head kick by Harris.
Blackburn throws out a loose jab but Harris uses good head movement to avoid it.
Blackburn misses with a straight right.
A little jabbing left from Harris on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Harris lands with a right hand.

Blackburn gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Blackburn lands a hook that snaps the head of Harris backwards.
Blackburn avoiding damage as Harris throws knees to the body.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Harris holds him up against the cage and eventually Blackburn drops back down to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Harris creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Harris has a couple of punches blocked by Blackburn.
Harris's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Blackburn lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Harris backwards.
Harris has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Harris tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Harris with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Harris creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Harris goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Harris throws a knee to the head but misses.
Harris tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Harris is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Still in the clinch, Blackburn scores with a nice short uppercut.
Blackburn working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A short uppercut from Blackburn.

Harris is rocked!

Blackburn has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Harris uses from the top position.
Harris is still in real trouble! Can Blackburn finish him?

Blackburn is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Harris defends well.
Blackburn seems keen to control Harris's posture.

Blackburn escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Harris gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Blackburn working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Harris doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Harris manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Harris wanted to stand there but Blackburn had control of the position.
Harris seems to have recovered his senses.

Harris avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Blackburn is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Blackburn tries to land a sweep but no joy.

Blackburn looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Blackburn looking to control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Harris stands up and waves to Blackburn to follow him.
Blackburn misses with a looping right.
Blackburn with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Harris to score with a decent uppercut.
Blackburn throws a hook but Harris avoids it easily.
Harris scores with a jab.
Blackburn blocks a head kick by Harris.
Harris throws a series of punches but Blackburn avoids them all with ease.
Harris loads up on a big right hand but Blackburn slips the punch.
It looked like Blackburn wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Harris tries a head kick but it misses.
Harris lands an overhand right.
Harris throws a series of punches but Blackburn avoids them all with ease.
A counter left hand to the body from Blackburn misses its target.
Harris is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Harris ducks under a wild hook from Blackburn.
Blackburn's corner calls for a 1-2. Blackburn obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Harris takes one to the chin there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harris lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Harris uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Blackburn.
Harris misses with a body kick.
Blackburn takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Blackburn bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Harris lands a nice looking kick to the body. Blackburn takes a step back to recover.
Blackburn avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Blackburn was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Blackburn fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Blackburn drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Blackburn looks to land a right hand but Harris moved out of range.
A nice side step and Harris releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Harris misses with a body kick.
Harris looks to land a right hand but Blackburn moved out of range.
Blackburn avoids the body shot from Harris.

Blackburn gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Blackburn dodges an elbow strike from Harris.
Blackburn tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Harris avoids it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Harris throws a right and a left that both miss.
Blackburn misses the shot to the body.
Harris lands a nice shot that snaps Blackburn's head back.
Blackburn lands with an uppercut that bounces Harris off the cage and back into range.
Blackburn avoids a punch combination nicely.
A head kick misses from Harris.
Blackburn with a hook.
A lazy left from Blackburn finds it's target.
A big left from Harris misses.
The fighters circle momentarily. Blackburn darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Harris throws a combination. Blackburn tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
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!
Harris throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Harris throws a head kick that Blackburn semi-blocks.
A looping hook to the body misses from Harris. Blackburn does a little dance to reset his feet.
Harris takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Harris scores with a nice strike.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Blackburn has taken the fight to the clinch.
Still in the clinch, Blackburn scores with a nice short uppercut.
Blackburn creates some distance for himself and unleashes a massive uppercut that sends Harris's eyes rolling into the back of his head! Harris drops to his knees and Blackburn pours it on with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:15 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Lugh Blackburn!
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FIGHT
RATING
87%

 

Event: CEFC Fight Night 142     
Date:   Dec 08, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Sylvester Malone (ranked 4384 p4p, 490 weight class) and Lugh Blackburn (ranked 2850 p4p, 358 weight class). Blackburn comes into a darkened arena with his song building. When the Man Comes Down kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

184 cm
40
192 lbs
16 - 12 - 1
187 cm
39
200 lbs
31 - 24 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Very quick
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Sylvester Malone!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 24 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
The judges for this bout are Alec Ball, Trevor Gratis and Dillan Fox.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Blackburn gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Blackburn avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Malone passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Malone is putting a hurting on Blackburn here, landing some big shots from side control.

Malone tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Malone lands some shots froms side control.

Malone is trying to get an arm triangle but Blackburn is defending well.
Malone wants to lay and pray for a moment but Blackburn keeps working.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Blackburn is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Malone off and has taken his back!
Malone avoids the strikes from Blackburn.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Blackburn keeps control of the position as Malone tries to break free.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Blackburn has his opponent's back and is working for the choke.
I really don't envy Malone right now.

Blackburn working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet.
Blackburn doesn't have the hooks in and Malone manages to turn into his guard.

Blackburn has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Malone can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Malone trying to control but Blackburn is working from the bottom.
Malone scoring with some ground and pound.

Blackburn throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Malone scoring with some ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Malone passes Blackburn's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Blackburn has hold of Malone's hands but Malone slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Malone landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Malone trying to control the pace.

Malone is looking for a kimura but Blackburn is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Malone to get the leverage.
Blackburn wants to control but Malone is keeping busy.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Malone is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Blackburn has managed to free his arm - good work.
Blackburn regains full guard. Nicely done.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Blackburn has his foot on Malone's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Malone works his way back into a safe position though.
Malone is in a tricky position. We've heard reports from his gym mates at Midnight MMA that he's been drilling escapes, so let's see if he can get back to his feet.
Malone content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Malone postures up.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:30 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Lugh Blackburn!
Sylvester Malone was interviewed post fight and said 'Fuck off...I demand a rematch..'.
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Event: CEFC Fight Night 241     
Date:   Nov 28, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Lugh Blackburn (ranked 2262 p4p, 304 weight class) and Baby Boy Harris (ranked 2338 p4p, 310 weight class). Blackburn comes to the cage accompanied by When the Man Comes Down. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

187 cm
39
200 lbs
31 - 23 - 1
199 cm
35
197 lbs
21 - 22 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 23 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 22 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Baby Boy Harris!
The judges for this bout are Alec Ball, Elvis Blanc and Yves DeLean.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Harris lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Blackburn blocks a head kick by Harris.
Blackburn takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Harris throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Harris throws a shot to the body.
Harris lands a nice looking body kick.
Blackburn darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Harris cracks Blackburn with a good jab.
Blackburn ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Harris slips under a jab from Blackburn.
Blackburn throws a hook but Harris avoids it easily.
Lugh Blackburn seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Harris displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Blackburn throws out the jab.
Harris tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Blackburn lands a nice shot that snaps Harris's head back.
Blackburn dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Harris throws a shot to the body.
Blackburn feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Harriss jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Harris lands a high kick!
Harris wants to clinch.
Blackburn was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harris slips a straight right by Blackburn.
Harris ducks under a wild hook from Blackburn.
A telegraphed right hand from Blackburn misses the target.
Harris misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Blackburn avoids the head kick by Harris.
Blackburn bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A quick step to the side and Blackburn tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Blackburn connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
No joy there for Harris, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
A counter left hand to the body from Blackburn misses its target.
Blackburn dodges the punch combination from Harris.
Harris misses with the combination.

Blackburn moves into the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Harris.

Blackburn ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. Blackburn no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard.

Harris decides he's had enough of playing guard and decides to stand. Come on Blackburn, up you get!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harris scores with a hook to the body. Blackburn takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A jab from Harris finds it's way through Blackburn's defenses.
Blackburn moves out of range as Harris strikes.
Harris tries to close the distance and clinch up but Blackburn swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Harris tries to clinch up but Blackburn circles away and keeps his distance.
Harris rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Blackburn moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
A shot to the body from Blackburn misses
and Harris counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Harris throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Blackburn's head.
Blackburn tries to clinch but Harris moves out of range.
Blackburn needs to keep his hands up - Harris had a free shot at his head there.
Harris throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Blackburn on the side of the head.
Harris throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Blackburn scores with a nice strike.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Harris.
Nice body kick from Harris.
Blackburn throws an overhand right that lands on Harris's shoulder, as Harris tries to avoid the shot.
Blackburn is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Harris.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Harris swings for the body but Blackburn moves out of range.
Harris slips under a jab from Blackburn.
Harris throws a hook but Blackburn avoids it easily.
Harris throws a combination. Blackburn tries to block but a couple of punches get through.

Harris takes the fight into the clinch.
Blackburn missing with knees to the body.
Blackburn avoids a wild elbow strike from Harris.
Harris blocking some punches.
Blackburn connects with a knee to the head.
Blackburn misses with a knee strike.
Blackburn blocks an elbow strike from Harris.
Blackburn lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Blackburn.
Harris lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Blackburn fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

Blackburn drags the fight down to the ground.
Harris trying to stand up but can't free himself from Blackburn's guard.

Blackburn working for a triangle but Harris defends it easily.
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.

Blackburn working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Harris doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Harris manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Blackburn has Harris pulled in close to control his posture.
Harris wants to get up but he can't break Blackburn's closed guard. He needs to be careful trying to break the legs open, as he's open to submissions here.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Blackburn is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.

Blackburn is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Harris defends well.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Blackburn waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Harris.
Harris takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Harris has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Blackburn throws a hook to the side of Harris's head but Harris sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A left and a right from Harris both land. Nice combination.
Harris throws a series of punches but Blackburn moves out of range.
Harris bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Baby Boy Harris seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Blackburn thuds a left hand into Harris's body.
Harris misses with a double jab.
Harris throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Jab by Blackburn.

Harris closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but Harris turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Harris with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Harris misses with some punches.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Blackburn.
Harris misses with a hook from the clinch.
Blackburn lands a right hand.

Blackburn jumps guard.
Blackburn has a closed guard, preventing Harris from standing up.

That's one minute gone in the round.

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

Blackburn throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Blackburn looking to hit a scissor sweep but Harris is one step ahead there.

Harris avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Harris is looking to stand up but Blackburn won't let him.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Blackburn is trying to control the position but Harris postures up.

Harris decides to stand up and beckons his opponent to follow.

Blackburn darts in and clinches Harris up against the cage.
Blackburn blocks the elbow strike.
Blackburn working aggressively here.
Harris pushes Blackburn back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Blackburn avoiding damage as Harris throws knees to the body.
Harris goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

Blackburn successfully pulls guard.
Blackburn is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Blackburn is really struggling to control Harris but he's trying to hold on to the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

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

Harris gets to his feet and steps away from his opponent.
Harris works over Blackburn's head and body with a nice combination.
Baby Boy Harris is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.

Harris has Blackburn up against the cage in a clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Harris.
Harris lands with a left to the head.
Harris lands with a left to the head.

Blackburn has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Harris uses from the top position.

Blackburn throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

Blackburn throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Harris tries to stand but Blackburn is controlling from the bottom.
Harris must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.

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

Blackburn has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Harris can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Blackburn looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Baby Boy Harris will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Blackburn avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Blackburn misses with a hook
and Harris counters with a one-two to the body.
A big right from Harris misses.
Harris throws a series of punches but Blackburn avoids them all with ease.
Harris tries to clinch there but Blackburn circles away.
Harris is looking to clinch but Blackburn is avoiding it.
Harris is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Harris throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
A little feinted left hand from Blackburn on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Blackburn moves out of range as Harris throws a body kick.
Blackburn checks a low kick from Harris.
Blackburn looks to land a right hand but Harris moved out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Blackburn is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Harris.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Harris! But no joy.
Blackburn wants to clinch up but Harris keeps it at a distance.
Blackburn thows a left - swing and a miss!
Blackburn circles away from the clinch attempt.
Harris throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harris scores with a hook.
Blackburn throws a big shot that misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Harris! But no joy.
A bone on bone clash there as Blackburn blocks the leg kick.
Blackburn takes a swing at Harris's ribcage but misses.
A nice side step and Harris releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Blackburn darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Harris paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Blackburn is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Harris.

Harris clinches.
Harris tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Harris lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Blackburn backwards.

Blackburn manages to pull guard.

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

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

Harris decides he's had enough of playing guard and decides to stand. Come on Blackburn, up you get!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harris throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Harris smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Blackburn swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Despite the aggression on Harris's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Harris takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Blackburn throws a jab when Harris was well out of range.
Harris misses with a body shot.
Blackburn misses with a straight left.
Harris is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Harris fails to land with a series of punches.
Blackburn blocks the body kick.
It looked like Blackburn was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Harris.
Harris throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Harris throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Harris moves away from the strike by Blackburn.
Blackburn takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.

Harris pushes Blackburn up against the cage in a clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Still in the clinch, Blackburn scores with a nice short uppercut.
Harris has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Harris looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Harris misses with a short punch on the inside.
Harris lands a good knee to the midsection. Blackburn won't want to take too many of those.
Blackburn lands with a light punch inside.
Blackburn blocks the elbow strike.
Harris has a couple of punches blocked by Blackburn.
Blackburn tries a knee to the head but Harris blocks it.
Harris lands with a left to the head.
Harris lands an uppercut.
Harris throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Blackburns head.
A head punch on the inside from Harris fails to land.
Lugh Blackburn has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Blackburn prevents a body shot from Harris.
Baby Boy Harris is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
A nice right hand lands inside from Blackburn.
Harris misses with a short punch on the inside.
Harris misses with some punches.

Blackburn gets control of Harris's arms and successfully pulls guard. Blackburn will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Blackburn is looking for a triangle but Harris pushes his legs off easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn is trying to keep Harris in close.
Harris wants to stand but Blackburn has a closed guard, so he can't escape.

Harris avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

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

And that's the end of the fight!
Baby Boy Harris comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Harris 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 Alec Ball scores the fight 27:30
Judge Elvis Blanc scores the fight 27:30
Judge Yves DeLean scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Baby Boy Harris!

A victorious Baby Boy Harris thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Event: CEFC 316     
Date:   Nov 03, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Lugh Blackburn (ranked 2675 p4p, 337 weight class) and Daniel Williams (ranked 3375 p4p, 404 weight class). Blackburn comes to the cage accompanied by When the Man Comes Down. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

187 cm
38
200 lbs
30 - 23 - 1
194 cm
38
200 lbs
23 - 15 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Powerful

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Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 23 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Daniel Williams!
The judges for this bout are Eddie Farnsworth, Alyssa Summers and Columbo Gatti.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Blackburn lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Blackburn throws a lazy uppercut
and Williams counters with a nice uppercut.
Williams scores with a body shot.
Williams swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Blackburn bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Williams's head.
Williams misses the shot to the body.
Williams lands a high kick!
Williams fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Blackburn manages to avoid it.
Blackburn avoids the body shot from Williams.
Blackburn was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Blackburn takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Williams pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Blackburn is looking to counter punch.
Lugh Blackburn seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Blackburn misses with an uppercut
and Williams counters with a left to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Blackburn fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Williams lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Blackburn slips under a jab.
Williams misses with a two punch combination.
Williams slips a straight right by Blackburn.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn slips a straight right by Williams.
Blackburn throws a body shot but no joy.
Williams missing with a left hand there. Blackburn was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Williams fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Blackburn manages to avoid it.
Williams avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Williams shapes to counter with a head kick.
Williams connects with a body shot.
A nice leg kick lands there from Williams.
Blackburn throws a hook to the side of Williams's head but Williams sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Blackburn swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Williams looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Williams tries a head kick but it misses.

Blackburn gets a clinch.
Williams lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Williams takes a knee right on the jaw!

It looks like Daniel Williams has been cut.
A short uppercut from Williams.
Blackburn tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Blackburn blocks a punch to the side of the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Williams swings wildly with an uppercut but Blackburn uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Williams throws a punch but it's blocked by Blackburn.
Williams misses with a hook from the clinch.
Blackburn misses with a short punch on the inside.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but Williams turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Williams swings away with an uppercut that misses.

Williams escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Blackburn swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Williams scores with a kick to the body.
Blackburn misses with an uppercut
and Williams counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Blackburn uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Williams has time to react.
Blackburn throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Blackburn avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Williams is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Blackburn rather than just go for the knockout.
Williams misses with an uppercut.
Williams misses with a few strikes there.
Blackburn fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Williams manages to avoid it.
Blackburn moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromWilliams.
Williams lands a head shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn swings away with a body shot that misses
enabling Williams to counter with a crisp jab.
Williams slips under a jab from Blackburn.
Blackburn throws a hook to the side of Williams's head but Williams sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Williams slips a jab from Blackburn.
Williams throws a big counter head kick but Blackburn avoids it with no problem.
Blackburn blocks a head kick by Williams.
Williams misses with an attempted mid kick.
Blackburn dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Blackburn throws the left hand but Williams avoids the punch easily.
Blackburn misses with a lunging right hand
and Williams counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Blackburn throws the left hand but Williams avoids the punch easily.
Blackburn throws a poor cross that misses
and Williams counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Blackburn throws a hook but Williams blocks it.
A nice side step and Williams releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Williams looks for the body kick but Blackburn saw that one coming.
Williams throws a jab but it's blocked by Blackburn.
Williams throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Williams lands a glancing blow to the side of Blackburn's head.
Blackburn waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Williams.
Williams looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Blackburn misses with a wild body shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Jab from Blackburn.
Blackburn throws a body shot but no joy.
Williams throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Blackburn ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Williams moves away.
Blackburn lands a jab.
Blackburn wants to clinch up but Williams keeps it at a distance.
Blackburn tries to clinch but Williams moves away
and Williams counters with a nice uppercut.
Blackburn tries to clinch but Williams is having none of it.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Williams! But no joy.
Blackburn tries to close the distance and clinch but Williams swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.

Blackburn moves into the clinch.
Blackburn swings away with an uppercut that misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Blackburn takes a shot to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Williams looks to score with a jab to the body but Blackburn is just out of range.
Blackburn seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Williams ducks under a wild hook from Blackburn.
Blackburn takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Williams moves out of range of the strikes.
Blackburn connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Both fighters circling a little - Williams finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Jab from Blackburn.
Blackburn jabs at Williams's body.
Blackburn looks to score with a jab to the body but Williams is just out of range.
A nice side step and Williams releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Blackburn slips a straight right by Williams.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Blackburn works the jab nicely.
Williams scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Blackburn walks into a jab.
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!
Williams steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Blackburn.
A head kick misses from Williams.
An attempted straight right counter from Blackburn misses the target.
Williams has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Blackburn scores with a jab.
Blackburn connects with a jab.
Blackburn is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Williams misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Blackburn.
Williams ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Blackburn throws an overhand right that lands on Williams's shoulder, as Williams tries to avoid the shot.
Blackburn bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Williams's head.
Blackburn just misses with a punch to the body.
Blackburn misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Williams.
Williams moves out of range of the strikes.
It seemed like Williams was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Williams throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Blackburn lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Williams throws a head kick but Blackburn moves out of range.
Williams swings for the body but Blackburn moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Blackburn misses with a straight left.
Blackburn looks to land a right hand but Williams moved out of range.
Blackburn keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Blackburn pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Nice defenses there by Williams.
Williams lands a jab.
Daniel Williams seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Good standup being displayed there by Blackburn as he connects with a hook.
Blackburn swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Blackburn bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Williams thows a left - swing and a miss!
Blackburn takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Blackburn uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Williams.
Blackburn comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Williams tries a head kick but it misses.
Williams bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Williams blocks a jab.
Blackburn lands a lovely overhand right.
Williams lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Blackburn moves out of range of the body kick from Williams.
Williams punishes Blackburn's body with a nice straight punch.

Blackburn takes the fight into the clinch.
Williams pushes Blackburn back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Blackburn misses with some punches.
Williams has a couple of punches blocked by Blackburn.
Williams tries a body shot but Blackburn blocks it.

Williams escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Blackburn jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Blackburn misses with a hook to the body
and Williams connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Williams fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Blackburn on the side of the head.
Blackburn blocks a jab.
Williams throws a body kick that misses.
Blackburn slips under a jab.
Blackburn throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Williams stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Williams walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Blackburn lands with an overhand left.
Williams takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Blackburn with a jab.
Williams keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Blackburn.
Williams fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Blackburn throws a hook to the side of Williams's head but Williams sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A swing and a miss from Williams.
Williams misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Williams throws an overhand right that lands on Blackburn's shoulder, as Blackburn tries to avoid the shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Lugh Blackburn dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Daniel Williams's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Blackburn paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Blackburn sizes up Williams with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Williams throws a looping overhand right but Blackburn ducks down to avoid it.
Blackburn swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Blackburn throws a body punch but Williams moves out of range.
A telegraphed right hand from Williams misses the target.
Williams loads up on a big right hand but Blackburn slips the punch.
A thudding body kick lands there by Williams!
Blackburn dodges the punch combination from Williams.
Williams on the wrong end of a nice hook.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Williams pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Williams lands with a kick to the temple. Blackburn shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Blackburn misses with a looping left.
Williams replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Blackburn blocks it well.
Williams ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Blackburn moves away.

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

Blackburn instigates a clinch.
Blackburn tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Williams avoids it.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Williams to keep the fight standing.
Blackburn fails to pull guard.
Blackburn lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Blackburn can't find room to land a body shot as Williams controls the action.
Williams tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Blackburn's elbow.
Williams swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Blackburn lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Williams has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Williams lands with a short shot to the head.
Williams has Blackburn pushed against the cage.
Williams misses with some punches.
Williams content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Williams lands with a light punch inside.
Williams working aggressively here.
Blackburn lands a hook to the side of the head.
Blackburn gets through Williams's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

Williams is rocked!

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!
Blackburn tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Williams is still on wobbly legs! Can Blackburn finish him?
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Lugh Blackburn. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Blackburn.
Blackburn throws a big uppercut that drops Williams! More strikes from Blackburn and the referee jumps in to stop the fight! Williams lies dazed against the cage as Blackburn celebrates with his cornermen!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:14 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Lugh Blackburn!
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RATING
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Event: CEFC Live 67     
Date:   Oct 15, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Lugh Blackburn (ranked 1908 p4p, 257 weight class) and Nick Sins (ranked 2646 p4p, 328 weight class). Blackburn's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, When the Man Comes Down. 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.

187 cm
38
200 lbs
30 - 22 - 1
186 cm
28
201 lbs
9 - 5 - 0
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 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 22 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Nick Sins!
The judges for this bout are Steve Smith, Yves DeLean and William Peck.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
The fighters circling - Blackburn throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Blackburn walks forward, straight into a front kick from Sins.
Sins throws a jab when Blackburn was well out of range.
A counter left hand to the body from Blackburn misses its target.
Sins misses with a body punch
and Blackburn counters with a stiff right hand.
Blackburn scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Blackburn tries to clinch but Sins moves out of range.
Blackburn looks to land a right hand but Sins moved out of range.
Blackburn misses with an uppercut
and Blackburn takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Sins feints and then cracks Blackburn's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Blackburn down.
Sins lands a body shot.
Sins walks into a jab.
Sins explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A big right from Blackburn misses.
Sins slips under a jab.
Blackburn keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Blackburn tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Sins was well out of range. Poor timing from Blackburn.
Sins throws a leg kick but Blackburn checks it.
Blackburn takes a jab right on the kisser.
Sins throws a body shot but no joy.
Sins misses with a left hand
and Blackburn counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Sins thinking.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn ducks under a wild hook from Sins.
Sins misses the shot to the body.
It looked like Blackburn was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Sins.
Nice straight punches there by Sins. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Sins.
Sins lands with a hook. Blackburn tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Blackburn slips a jab from Sins.
Blackburn uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Sins.
A little feinted left hand from Blackburn on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Sins with a nice cross.
Blackburn walks into a jab.
A clash of legs there as Blackburn blocks the low kick.
Blackburn checks a low kick from Sins.
Sins with a nice cross.
Sins scoring well with a low kick there.
Sins catches Blackburn with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Blackburn misses with an uppercut. Sins saw that one coming.
Sins punishes Blackburn's body with a nice straight punch.
Wow, both these guys are really going for 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!
Blackburn throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A little jabbing left from Sins on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Sins comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Sins misses with a low kick.
Blackburn swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Sins.
Lugh Blackburn seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn checks the leg kick.
Sins is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Blackburn had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Sins stuns Blackburn with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Sins throws a shot from downtown. Blackburn moves away and avoids it.
Blackburn keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Sins scores with a nice head shot.
Blackburn keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Sins throws a hook to the side of Blackburn's head but Blackburn sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Blackburn throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sins takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Sins moves out of range of the strikes.
The fighters circling - Sins throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Blackburn misses with a left hand
and Sins counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Blackburn moves out of range as Sins throws a body kick.
Sins throws a chopping leg kick but Blackburn manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Blackburn moves out of range of the body kick.
Sins just misses with a punch to the body.
Sins throws a leg kick but Blackburn moved away.
A slow jab from Blackburn misses its intended target.
A leg kick checked by Blackburn.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn throws a hook but Sins avoids it easily.
Blackburn tests Sins's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Sins keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Blackburn.
A jab from Sins misses.
Blackburn is looking to counter the offense by Sins and move into the clinch.
Sins swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Blackburn keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Blackburn lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Sins throws a leg kick that misses.
Blackburn looks to land a right hand but Sins moved out of range.
Sins throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Blackburn on the side of the head.
Sins misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Blackburn.
Blackburn misses with a body punch
and Sins counters with a nice body kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Sins misses the target.
Sins lands a jab to the head.
A low kick from Sins misses
and Blackburn connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Blackburn checks the leg kick nicely there.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sins is looking to score with low kicks.
Blackburn walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Blackburn uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sins.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn throws a jab but it's blocked by Sins.
Sins thinks about the counter body kick.
Sins waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Blackburn.
Good work by Blackburn as he checks the leg kick.
Sins ducks under a wild hook from Blackburn.
Sins connects with a body shot.
Blackburn blocks a low kick nicely.
Blackburn closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Sins connects with a leg kick. Blackburn looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Sins misses the shot to the body.
Sins throws out a loose jab but Blackburn uses good head movement to avoid it.
Blackburn looks to land a right hand but Sins moved out of range.
Sins throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Sins swings for the body but Blackburn moves out of range.
Sins misses with a leg kick.
Blackburn swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Blackburn ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sins moves away.
Sins fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Blackburn is out of range.
A swing and a miss from Blackburn.
Sins is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
A jab lands there for Sins.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Blackburn on the wrong end of a nice hook.
An inside leg kick lands from Sins.
Sins misses with a leg kick.
Sins lands a right hook to the body.
Sins's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Blackburn connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Sins scrambles back to his feet.
Blackburn takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Sins lands a jab.
Nick Sins seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Blackburn takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Sins lands a jab to the nose.
A nice leg kick lands there from Sins.
Blackburn checks a leg kick nicely.
The fighters circling - Sins throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
It looked like Blackburn wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Sins feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Blackburn's calf.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Blackburn might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sins cracks the inside of Blackburn's front leg.
Sins throws a body shot but no joy.
Sins fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Blackburn checks it well.
Sins tests Blackburn's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Sins swings for the body but Blackburn moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sins throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Blackburn on the side of the head.
Sins with a jab.
Blackburn moves out of range of the body kick.
Sins has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Sins misses with a looping left.
An attempted straight right counter from Blackburn misses the target.
Sins takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Sins dips to his left and cracks Blackburn with an uppercut!
Sins tried to score with a low kick but Blackburn checks it.
Sins cracks Blackburn with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Sins lands a nice looking kick to the body. Blackburn takes a step back to recover.
Sins swings widly with a right hand
and Blackburn counters with a stiff right hand.
Sins throws a wild body kick that Blackburn sees coming a mile off.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Sins. Blackburn shrugs it off though.
Sins throws a nice outside leg kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Blackburn tries to clinch up but Sins circles away and keeps his distance.
Blackburn uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sins.
Blackburn ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Sins ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Blackburn moves away.
Sins misses with a looping left.
Sins throws a big shot that misses.
Blackburn is looking to counter with a shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sins throws a chopping leg kick but Blackburn manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Blackburn tries to counter by clinching up but Sins breaks away and moves out of range.
Sins lands a nice shot to the body.
Blackburn scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Blackburn throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Blackburn cracks Sins with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.

Blackburn moves into the clinch.
Blackburn connects with a knee to the head.
A short right from Sins.

Blackburn drags the fight down to the ground.
Sins postures up.
Sins is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.

Blackburn has his foot on Sins's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Sins works his way back into a safe position though.
Sins sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Blackburn's guard.
Blackburn is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Sins's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Sins's back!

Blackburn tightening his grip on Sins, looking for the choke.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sins trying to control the position but Blackburn manages to sink in the hooks.

Blackburn working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet.

Sins is staying cool under pressure, defending well against the rear naked choke attempt from his opponent.
Sins tries to escape but Blackburn has the hooks in and won't let him break free.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.

Blackburn tightening his grip on Sins, looking for the choke.
Sins is in a world of trouble here. He's outmatched on the ground here and he'd better get Blackburn off his back sharpish unless he wants to be submitted.
Will Blackburn go for the finish here or will he try and keep control of the position?

Blackburn looking for the RNC.
Sins tries to roll but Blackburn sticks to his back.
Blackburn throwing lazy shots from the back mount that aren't doing any damage.
Blackburn missing with strikes.
Blackburn misses with an elbow to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Sins misses with a wild body shot.
Blackburn looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Blackburn ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Sins fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Blackburn manages to avoid it.
Blackburn digs a good body shot into Sins's ribs.
Sins lands a jab.
Sins tries to land a leg kick but Blackburn saw it coming and moves away.
Sins misses the shot to the body.
Blackburn ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Blackburn slips a straight right by Sins.
Sins scores with a nice right hand.
Blackburn throws a lazy right hand but Sins sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Sins misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Blackburn.
Blackburn lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Blackburn uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
A big right from Sins misses.
Blackburn is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Sins 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!
Blackburn blocks a jab.
Blackburn wants to clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sins misses with a leg kick
letting Blackburn counter with a right hand.
Sins moves out of range as Blackburn strikes.
Blackburn cracks Sins with a good jab.
Sins jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Sins tries a low kick but Blackburn avoids it.
Sins fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Blackburn manages to avoid it.
Blackburn is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Sins.
Sins fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Blackburn checks it well.
Blackburn was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Sins throws a body punch but Blackburn moves out of range.
Sins misses with a wild body shot.
Sins throws a leg kick but Blackburn sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Blackburn checks a leg kick nicely.
A left lands for Blackburn.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sins. Blackburn does a little dance to reset his feet.
Blackburn wants to clinch but Sins slips to the side
and Sins counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Blackburn thinking.
Sins looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Blackburn tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Sins paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Sins flicks out a counter leg kick but Blackburn steps away.
Sins waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Blackburn.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sins throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Blackburn is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Blackburn ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Nice defenses there by Blackburn.
Sins thows a left - swing and a miss!
Sins tried to score with a low kick but Blackburn checks it.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Blackburn connects with a crisp jab.
Blackburn scores with a hook to the body. Sins takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Sins scores with a jab to the body.
Sins takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Blackburn wants to clinch up but Sins keeps it at a distance.
Sins appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Sins pivots, looking for a leg kick but Blackburn is out of range and Sins settles back down.
Sins defending well as Blackburn loads up on a big left hand.
A countering left hand to the body from Sins misses.
Blackburn is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Sins missing with a left hand there. Blackburn was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Sins misses with a body kick.
Sins throws a body shot but no joy.
Blackburn misses with a straight left.
Sins just misses with a punch to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn cracks Sins with an open hand slap.
Sins avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Sins swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Blackburn misses the shot to the body.
Sins keeps the fight on the outside.
Blackburn misses with a straight right.
An inside leg kick lands from Sins.
Sins looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Nick Sins is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Blackburn throws a hook but Sins blocks it.
Sins lands a lovely overhand right.
Lugh Blackburn has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Blackburn throws a body punch but Sins moves out of range.
Sins throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Blackburn sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Sins jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Nice shot by Blackburn.
A slow jab from Blackburn misses its intended target.
Blackburn throws a right hand that misses
and Sins counters with a nice uppercut.
Blackburn misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Sins.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sins with a nice cross.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Blackburn lands with a straight right. Sins didn't see that one coming.
Blackburn throws out a loose jab but Sins uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sins feints a counter leg kick.
Sins finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Blackburn is looking to counter punch.
Blackburn lands a head shot.

Sins is rocked!
Blackburn throws a right hand that misses
and Sins counters with a straight right hand.
Sins is still on wobbly legs! Can Blackburn finish him?
Sins displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Blackburn throws out the jab.
Sins seems to have recovered his senses.
A slow jab from Blackburn misses its intended target.
Sins looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Blackburn misses with an uppercut
and Sins counters with a thumping low kick.
Blackburn chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Sins can pounce on him.
Sins connects with a leg kick. Blackburn looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Sins connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
A left lands for Blackburn.
Blackburn uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Sins.
Sins misses with an attempted mid kick.
Blackburn misses with an uppercut
and Sins connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Sins tests Blackburn's chin there with a solid looking shot.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Nick Sins.
I've got Sins 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 Steve Smith scores the fight 27:30
Judge Yves DeLean scores the fight 27:30
Judge William Peck scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Nick Sins!

During a confident post fight interview, Nick Sins thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: CEFC Fight Night 235     
Date:   Sep 26, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Lugh Blackburn (ranked 1358 p4p, 168 weight class) and Olaf Frost (ranked 1023 p4p, 128 weight class). Blackburn kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is When the Man Comes Down. Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

187 cm
38
200 lbs
30 - 21 - 1
190 cm
38
198 lbs
26 - 15 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 21 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Olaf Frost!
The judges for this bout are Elvis Blanc, Robert Douchet and Alec Ball.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Frost lands an overhand right.
Frost ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Blackburn moves away.
Frost has been spending a lot of time sparring his boxing in the run up to the fight, trying to sharpen up those hands and look for a knockout.
Blackburn ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Frost moves away.
Blackburn listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Blackburn keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Frost uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Blackburn smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Frost throws the left hand but Blackburn avoids the punch easily.
Blackburn misses with a hook. Frost ducked under it nicely.
Blackburn tries to clinch there but Frost circles away.
Frost misses with a lunging right hand
and Blackburn counters with a nice uppercut.
Frost misses with a body shot.
Blackburn steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Frost.
Frost delivers a nice body kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Blackburn moves forwards but Frost connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Blackburn avoids the body shot from Frost.
Frost misses with a wild body shot.
Blackburn's corner calls for a 1-2. Blackburn obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Blackburn lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Frost ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Blackburn moves away.
Blackburn has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Blackburn there as he acknowledges the shot.
Frost swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Frost swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Blackburn throws a looping overhand right but Frost ducks down to avoid it.
Frost cracks a nice hook into Blackburn's ribs.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Blackburn uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Frost.
Frost throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Frost connects with a body shot.
Frost lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Blackburn jabs Frost to the body, keeping him at a distance.
A decent looking cross lands there for Blackburn.
Frost scoring well with a low kick there.
Frost misses with a low kick.
Frost has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Frost there as he acknowledges the shot.
Blackburn waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Frost.
Blackburn throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Blackburn checks a low kick from Frost.
Frost chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A big left from Frost misses.
Blackburn misses with a looping left.
Frost feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Blackburn's calf.
Blackburn avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Good shot there by Frost.
Blackburn has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Frost finds it's way round the side to connect with Blackburn's head.
Blackburn ducks under a wild hook from Frost.
Blackburn fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Frost looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Frost throws a body shot but no joy.
Blackburn scores with a jab to the jaw.
Frost getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Frost misses with a wild body shot.
Frost pivots, looking for a leg kick but Blackburn is out of range and Frost settles back down.
Blackburn looks to score with a jab to the body but Frost is just out of range.
Blackburn is looking to clinch but Frost is avoiding it.
Frost throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Frost throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.

Blackburn has managed to clinch.
Frost has a couple of punches blocked by Blackburn.
Frost prevents a body shot from Blackburn.
Frost lands an uppercut.
Blackburn throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Frost blocks it with crossed arms.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Frost forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Frost works on Blackburn's body with a couple of short punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Frost misses with some punches.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Frost to keep the fight standing.
Frost fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Frost misses with a punch on the inside.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Frost tries a body shot but Blackburn blocks it.
Blackburn tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Frost throws a punch but it's blocked by Blackburn.
Frost misses with a punch on the inside.
Blackburn scores with a shot to the side of Frost's head.
A hook to the body from Frost.
Frost lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Blackburn throws a knee to the head but misses.

Blackburn ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. Blackburn no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard.
Blackburn keeping moving, preventing Frost from controlling successfully.
Frost wants to pass the guard but Blackburn is keeping the position.
Frost is still trying to improve position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

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

Blackburn looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Frost trying to control the position from guard on top but Blackburn is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!
Frost is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Frost looking to pass the guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Frost uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Blackburn.
Frost looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Blackburn avoids the body shot from Frost.
Blackburn avoids the body shot from Frost.
Blackburn listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Frost changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Frost lands a right hook to the body.
Frost misses with an uppercut
and Blackburn counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

Blackburn gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Frost lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Blackburn misses with a hook to the ribs.
Blackburn looking to throw knees to the head but Frost is blocking nicely.
Frost lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Blackburn backwards.
Frost cracks Blackburn with a nice body shot.
Frost has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Frost lands a body punch in the clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A hook to the body from Frost.
Frost misses with a hook from the clinch.
Frost misses with a hook from the clinch.
Frost displaying some good clinch control by pressing Blackburn up against the cage.
Frost misses with a punch on the inside.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Frost lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Blackburn connects with a nasty looking knee right to Frost's face.
Blackburn tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Frost smiles and moves away.
Nice body punch from Frost.
Frost throws an overhand right that lands on Blackburn's shoulder, as Blackburn tries to avoid the shot.
A big right from Blackburn misses.
Frost throws out a loose jab but Blackburn uses good head movement to avoid it.
Frost connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Good standup being displayed there by Frost as he connects with a hook.
A telegraphed right hand from Blackburn misses the target.
Frost feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Blackburn's calf.
Frost with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Frost takes a swing at Blackburn's ribcage but misses.
Blackburn keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Frost misses with a left hand
and Blackburn counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Frost moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Blackburn defending well as Frost loads up on a big left hand.
It looked like Blackburn wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn connects with a body shot.
Frost swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Frost misses with a hook. Blackburn ducked under it nicely.
Frost with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Frost tries a head kick but it misses.
Blackburn moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Blackburn avoids the head kick by Frost.
Frost fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Blackburn looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Frost lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Blackburn throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Frost lands a body shot.
Frost attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Frost swats away the attempt to clinch by Blackburn.
A decent looking cross lands there for Frost.
Frost throws a leg kick that misses.
Nice uppercut there from Frost.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Frost smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Blackburn keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Frost sizes up Blackburn with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
A punch lands to the side of Frost 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Blackburn jabs at Frost's body.
Frost scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Frost misses the shot to the body.
Olaf Frost seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Frost throws a body shot but no joy.

Blackburn fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Frost, pushing him back against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Blackburn.
Blackburn lands with a short shot to the head.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Frost creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Frost misses with a hook from the clinch.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Frost takes a knee right on the jaw!
Blackburn lands a knee to the body.
Frost doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Blackburn fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Blackburn misses with a knee strike.
Blackburn lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Frost.
Frost can't find room to land a body shot as Blackburn controls the action.
Frost stalling in the clinch but Blackburn improves position.
Frost misses with a punch on the inside.
Blackburn blocks an uppercut.
Blackburn prevents a body shot from Frost.
A right handed body shot lands from Frost.
Frost swings wildly with an uppercut but Blackburn uses good head movement to avoid it.
Frost lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Blackburn tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Frost doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Blackburn lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Frost backwards.
Frost trying to stall but Blackburn improves his position.
Frost misses with some punches.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Frost.

Blackburn jumps guard.
Frost looking to sit in guard and control but Blackburn gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Frost looking to hit a scissor sweep but Blackburn is one step ahead there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Olaf Frost 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! This is the final round!


Frost misses with a leg kick
and Blackburn cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Blackburn fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Frost looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Frost misses the jab.
Frost jabs Blackburn to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Frost misses with a hook. Blackburn ducked under it nicely.
Frost throws a jab but it's blocked by Blackburn.
Frost bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Frost scores with a hook to the body. Blackburn takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
A looping hook to the body misses from Frost. Blackburn does a little dance to reset his feet.
Frost throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Blackburn tries to close the distance and clinch but Frost swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Blackburn moves out of range of the body kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Frost. Blackburn does a little dance to reset his feet.
Blackburn tries to counter by clinching up but Frost breaks away and moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A looping hook to the body misses from Blackburn. Frost does a little dance to reset his feet.
Blackburn connects with a body shot that sends Frost's belly button to the back.
Frost throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Frost waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Blackburn.
Blackburn is looking to counter punch.
Frost avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Frost lands with a nice body punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A low kick from Frost is predictable there

and Blackburn counters by moving into the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Blackburn.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Frost creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Blackburn lands a left hand.
Frost misses with a hook to the ribs.
Blackburn lands an uppercut.
Blackburn fails to pull guard.
A right handed body shot lands from Frost.
Good body shot from Frost.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Frost lands a body punch in the clinch.
Blackburn prevents a body shot from Frost.
Frost scores with a shoulder strike.
Frost scores with a shot to the side of Blackburn's head.
Frost tries to throw a body punch but Blackburn avoids it by throwing Frost back against the cage.
Blackburn fails to pull guard.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Frost lands with a left to the head.
Frost tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Blackburn's elbow.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Frost stalls.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Olaf Frost seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Frost working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Blackburn throws a knee to the head but misses.
Frost on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Frost fails to land.
Blackburn with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Blackburn lands a shoulder strike.
Frost misses with the head strike.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Frost.
Frost misses with a punch on the inside.
Blackburn using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Frost has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Frost holds him up against the cage and eventually Blackburn drops back down to his feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Lugh Blackburn. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Frost pushes Blackburn back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Blackburn blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Frost scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Blackburn lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Frost misses with a punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A hook to the body from Blackburn.
Frost fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Frost misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Frost tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

Blackburn pulls Frost into guard.
Frost stands and throws Blackburn's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Blackburn struggling a bit here.

Frost wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Blackburn, who protects the arm well.
Lugh Blackburn has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Blackburn is trying to improve his position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Olaf Frost 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.
Frost wants to control but Blackburn is keeping him busy.
Frost controls the position.
Frost tries to advance to mount but can't.
Frost trying to control the position but Blackburn is working away.
Blackburn being controlled for a moment.
You can see the frustration on Blackburn's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Blackburn is trying to get back to half guard.

Frost is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Blackburn knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Elvis Blanc scores the fight 27:30
Judge Robert Douchet scores the fight 27:30
Judge Alec Ball scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Olaf Frost!

In his post fight interview, Olaf Frost started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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RATING
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Event: CEFC 305     
Date:   Sep 08, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Lugh Blackburn (ranked 1553 p4p, 196 weight class) and Nick Sins (ranked 2718 p4p, 298 weight class). Blackburn comes to the cage accompanied by When the Man Comes Down. Nick Sins is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

187 cm
38
200 lbs
29 - 21 - 1
186 cm
27
201 lbs
8 - 4 - 0
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 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 21 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Nick Sins!
The judges for this bout are Ian Loll, Dillan Fox and Steve Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sins shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Blackburn moves out of range of the leg kick from Sins.
Sins blocks a jab.
Blackburn ducks under a wild hook from Sins.
Blackburn throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Blackburn misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Sins.
Sins throws the left hand but Blackburn avoids the punch easily.
Sins throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Blackburn misses with a straight right.
Blackburn misses the shot to the body.

Blackburn closes the distance and clinches.
Sins has Blackburn pushed against the cage.
Blackburn misses with a hook from the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sins has a couple of punches blocked by Blackburn.

Sins breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Sins is looking to chop away at Blackburn's legs.
A quick step to the side and Blackburn tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Blackburn connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Sins momentarily.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Sins throws a shot from downtown. Blackburn moves away and avoids it.
The fighters circling - Sins throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Lugh Blackburn seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sins cracks a nice hook into Blackburn's ribs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sins misses the shot to the body.
Blackburn cracks a nice hook into Sins's ribs.
Sins just misses with a punch to the body.
Sins throws a hook to the side of Blackburn's head but Blackburn sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Blackburn slips a jab from Sins.
Blackburn swings for the body but Sins moves out of range.
Sins scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Blackburn throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sins walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Blackburn checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.

Blackburn has closed the distance and engaged Sins in a clinch.
Sins misses with a hook from the clinch.
Sins lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Blackburn.
Nice body punch from Blackburn.
Sins working aggressively here.
A shot in the inside from Blackburn.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Sins to keep the fight standing.
Still in the clinch, Sins scores with a nice short uppercut.
Blackburn fails to pull guard.
Sins misses with the head strike.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A battle for position here, against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Blackburn gets through Sins's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but Sins turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Lugh Blackburn. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Sins holds him up against the cage and eventually Blackburn drops back down to his feet.
Blackburn swings wildly with an uppercut but Sins uses good head movement to avoid it.
Blackburn struggles to land a body shot inside as Sins controls his hands.
Sins slowing the pace effectively.
Knees in the clinch landing for Blackburn.
Sins looks winded!
Blackburn blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Sins throws a head punch that misses.
Blackburn blocks a body shot from Sins.
Blackburn landing knees to the body.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Blackburn obliges.
Blackburn lands a left hand that snaps the head of Sins backwards.
Sins misses with a hook from the clinch.
A shot in the inside from Blackburn.
Sins lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Blackburn backwards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Blackburn lands with a light punch inside.
Sins misses with a hook to the ribs.
Blackburn throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Sinss head.
Blackburn lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Sins backwards.
A shot in the inside from Blackburn.
Blackburn works on Sins's body with a couple of short punches.

Blackburn pulls guard.

Blackburn looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Blackburn holds on and takes a little breather.

Blackburn working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Sins has passed into half guard!
Blackburn has his hands clasped together around Sins's back. He's all about the action.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Blackburn looking for submissions off his back.
Sins is keen to just control but Blackburn is a slippery customer.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Blackburn looking for submissions off his back.

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

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


A low kick from Sins is predictable there
and Blackburn counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Blackburn is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Sins can do to turn this around?
Sins throws a leg kick that misses.
Sins thows a left - swing and a miss!
Sins lands a nice leg kick that just misses Blackburn's sensitive parts.
Blackburn takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Sins goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Sins takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.

Blackburn moves into range and clinches up with Sins.
Sins throws a punch but it's blocked by Blackburn.
Blackburn looking to throw knees to the head but Sins is blocking nicely.
Sins misses with a punch on the inside.
Blackburn misses with a hook to the ribs.
Blackburn jumps guard but Sins stands there with Blackburn around his waist. Blackburn gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sins swings wildly with an uppercut but Blackburn uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sins lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Blackburn.

Blackburn ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. Blackburn no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard.
Sins works a leg free and moves into half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sins not doing much here.
Let's hope that Sins 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.
Blackburn is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Sins trying to control from half guard but Blackburn is working away.
Blackburn tries to get to full guard but Sins has control of the leg.
Sins controlling the action here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.

Blackburn looking for a kimura from the bottom but Sins passes into side control!
Sins wants to control but Blackburn is keeping him busy.
Blackburn is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Blackburn is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Sins off and has taken his back!
Blackburn is hanging on to Sins's back as he tries to escape.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Blackburn is working hard for the rear naked choke here.

Sins defending nicely against the rear naked choke attempt.

Blackburn has his opponent's back and is working for the choke.
Sins has his hands over his head blocking the strikes from Blackburn.

Blackburn working for the choke.
You can see the frustration on Sins's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Blackburn patiently working for the choke. Which fighter will keep their nerve here?
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Blackburn misses with punches from the back.
Blackburn struggling to land strikes to the head as Sins covers up.
Blackburn trying desperately to keep hold of the dominant position.
Blackburn misses with a punch to the head.
Blackburn gets his hands free as Sins looks to control.
You can see the frustration on Sins's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Blackburn is persistently looking for the submission but Sins is defending it well.

Blackburn is looking for the choke from the back position but Sins is controlling his hands well.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Lugh Blackburn dominated that second round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!


Ouch! a nice leg kick from Sins, right into the meat.
Blackburn is looking to wear down Sins with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Sins scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Sins throws a body punch but Blackburn moves out of range.
Sins avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Blackburn tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Sins tries to land a leg kick but Blackburn saw it coming and moves away.
Sins fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Blackburn manages to avoid it.
Sins takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Sins displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Blackburn throws out the jab.
Sins tries to land a front kick but Blackburn steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Sins pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Blackburn was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Sins dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Blackburn. That did some damage!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Blackburn fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Sins, pushing him back against the cage.
Sins blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Blackburn fails to pull guard.

Blackburn manages to pull guard.
Blackburn keeping moving, preventing Sins from controlling successfully.
Lugh Blackburn overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

Blackburn is looking for a triangle here but Sins uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn is looking for a sweep.
Sins working away.
Blackburn is trying to improve his position.
Blackburn gets back to half guard.

Blackburn is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Sins pulls his head out easily.
Blackburn trying to control from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Sins wants to stand up but Blackburn has a hold of him and won't allow it.
Blackburn wants to control but Sins is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Sins wants to pass the guard but Blackburn is defending well.
Blackburn is looking to control Sins's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Blackburn avoid being mounted?

Blackburn looking for submissions off his back.
Blackburn wants to improve his position but Sins is controlling well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sins is looking to take a break and control but Blackburn is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Sins defending well as Blackburn loads up on a big left hand.
Blackburn tries to clinch up.
Nick Sins has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Sins misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Blackburn.
An attempted straight right counter from Blackburn misses the target.
Sins misses with a low kick.
Sins looks to score with a jab to the body but Blackburn is just out of range.
The fighters circling - Blackburn throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Blackburn looks to score with a jab to the body but Sins is just out of range.
Sins lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Sins feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Blackburn's calf.
Sins walks into a stiff left hand from Blackburn.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Sins missing with a left hand there. Blackburn was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Blackburn tries to clinch but Sins moves away
and Sins counters with an outside leg kick.
Blackburn scores with a nice right hand.
Sins walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Blackburn has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Sins finds it's way round the side to connect with Blackburn's head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Blackburn throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Sins on the side of the head.
Sins just misses with a punch to the body.
Blackburn fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Sins manages to avoid it.
It seemed like Sins was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Blackburn scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Blackburn is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Sins lands a leg kick that knocks Blackburn off balance momentarily.
Blackburn lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Blackburn avoids the body shot from Sins.
Sins moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Blackburn keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Sins.
Sins walks into a straight right hand from Blackburn.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Nick Sins.
I think Blackburn 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 Ian Loll scores the fight 29:28
Judge Dillan Fox scores the fight 29:28
Judge Steve Smith scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Lugh Blackburn!
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hype
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pop
A | B
mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
49%

 

Event: CEFC Fight Night 231     
Date:   Aug 20, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Lugh Blackburn (ranked 1705 p4p, 204 weight class) and Angel Face (ranked 3601 p4p, 371 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Blackburn might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to When the Man Comes Down. The crowd seem to be enjoying Face's choice of entrance music: Tyga - Real Deal. Well, the cameraman is lingering on a pretty young lady for a bit too long there. Keep your eyes on the prize buddy or you'll miss the fighter intros!

187 cm
37
200 lbs
28 - 21 - 1
189 cm
40
194 lbs
29 - 18 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Decent boxing
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 21 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 18 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Angel Face!
The judges for this bout are Elvis Blanc, William Peck and Ian Loll.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Face throws a series of punches but Blackburn avoids them all with ease.
Face looks to land a combination but Blackburn avoids it well.
Face misses with an uppercut. Blackburn saw that one coming.
Face looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Blackburn uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Face.
Blackburn throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Face on the side of the head.
Face misses with a few strikes there.
Lugh Blackburn seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Blackburn throws a predictable looking body shot
and Face counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Face misses with an uppercut
and Blackburn counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Blackburn scores with a nice head shot.
Face throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Blackburn uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Face.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Blackburn misses with a looping left.
Face jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A telegraphed right hand from Face misses the target.
Face misses with an uppercut. Blackburn saw that one coming.
Blackburn tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Face paws at him with a jab and circles away.
A little jabbing left from Face on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Blackburn changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Blackburn wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
A swing and a miss from Blackburn.
Face looks to land a right hand but Blackburn moved out of range.
Blackburn darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Blackburn lands a nice shot that snaps Face's head back.
Face ducks under a wild hook from Blackburn.
Blackburn pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Blackburn getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Blackburn fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Face looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Blackburn tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Face was well out of range. Poor timing from Blackburn.
Face is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Blackburn tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Face misses with a series of wild punches.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Blackburn swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Face looks like he wants to counter punch here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Face looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
It looked like Blackburn wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Blackburn ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Blackburn wants to clinch up but Face keeps it at a distance.

Blackburn moves into the clinch.
Blackburn misses with a shot to the kidneys.

Blackburn has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Face uses from the top position.

Face is sitting in close to Blackburn's body. Blackburn has gone for a guillotine from the bottom. Oh damn, that looks pretty tight! Face is panicking - it looks like this one could be all over! Yes, Face is tapping! That was a very nice submission by Blackburn.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:42 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Lugh Blackburn!
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RATING
60%

 

Event: CEFC 300     
Date:   Aug 04, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Thomas Rutherford (ranked 1134 p4p, 139 weight class) and Lugh Blackburn (ranked 1202 p4p, 146 weight class). Blackburn comes into a darkened arena with his song building. When the Man Comes Down kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

187 cm
34
190 lbs
13 - 15 - 0
187 cm
37
200 lbs
28 - 20 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Thomas Rutherford!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 20 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, Trevor Gratis and Ian Loll.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A slapping leg kick lands for Rutherford.
Rutherford wants to clinch up but Blackburn keeps it at a distance.
Blackburn throws a lazy right hand but Rutherford sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rutherford chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Blackburn scores with a body shot.
Rutherford throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Blackburn throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Rutherford stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Rutherford tries to bum rush Blackburn with a series of wild strikes but Blackburn uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Rutherford misses with a kick to the body
and Rutherford takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

Blackburn closes the distance and clinches.
Rutherford throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Rutherford gets through Blackburn's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Blackburn.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Rutherford.
Blackburn using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Rutherford has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Rutherford taking a break, stalling in the clinch.

Rutherford breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Rutherford throws a sloppy head kick and Blackburn moves out of range easily.
Blackburn tries to clinch but Rutherford moves away
and Rutherford counters with a one-two to the body.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Blackburn let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford is looking to score with low kicks.
Rutherford explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Rutherford buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Rutherford throws a front kick aimed at Blackburn's knee but Blackburn avoids it well.
Blackburn blocks the body kick.
Rutherford looks to clinch
and Blackburn counters with a nice uppercut.
Blackburn comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
A leg kick checked by Blackburn.
Blackburn looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Rutherford throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

Blackburn gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Rutherford is trying to break free.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.

Rutherford manages to break the clinch.
Blackburn jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rutherford throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Blackburn chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rutherford can pounce on him.
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!
Rutherford cracks the inside of Blackburn's front leg.
Blackburn takes a swing at Rutherford's ribcage but misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn tries to clinch up but Rutherford circles away and keeps his distance.
Blackburn is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Rutherford rather than just go for the knockout.
Rutherford tries to clinch there but Blackburn circles away.
Blackburn looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.
We've been told by Rutherford's head coaches at Big Bear Fight Factory that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Rutherford cracks the inside of Blackburn's front leg.
Blackburn checks a leg kick nicely.
Rutherford tries to land a leg kick but Blackburn saw it coming and moves away.
Blackburn scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but Blackburn moved away.
Blackburn chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rutherford can pounce on him.
Rutherford connects with an inside leg kick.
Rutherford scores with a head kick.
Blackburn on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Rutherford. Rutherford obviously looking to wear him down.
Blackburn misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
It looked like Rutherford was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Rutherford is looking to chop away at Blackburn's legs.
Nice jab there from Rutherford.
Blackburn's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.
Rutherford tries to close the distance and clinch up but Blackburn swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Blackburn takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Rutherford moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Rutherford moves out of range as Blackburn strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a head kick.
A head kick misses from Rutherford.
Blackburn misses with an uppercut. Rutherford saw that one coming.
Blackburn throws a looping overhand right but Rutherford ducks down to avoid it.
Rutherford throws a head kick that misses.
Rutherford tried to score with a low kick but Blackburn checks it.
Rutherford tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Blackburn is able to avoid easily.
Blackburn misses with a body shot.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Rutherford bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rutherford is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Some bone on bone action there as Blackburn checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Rutherford tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Rutherford uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Blackburn.
Blackburn sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Blackburn checks a leg kick.

Blackburn gets tackled into the cage by Rutherford. Rutherford maintains the clinch.
Blackburn lands a body shot.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Blackburn fails to pull guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Rutherford.
Rutherford tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Blackburn throws a head punch that misses.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Blackburn's elbow.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
A short uppercut from Blackburn.
Blackburn tries a knee to the head but Rutherford blocks it.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Rutherford holds him up against the cage and eventually Blackburn drops back down to his feet.
Rutherford is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Blackburn utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Rutherford is trying to maintain a safe position but Blackburn gets an underhook and turns Rutherford into the cage.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Rutherford won't allow it.
Thomas Rutherford has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Lugh Blackburn.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Blackburn.
Blackburn throws a punch but it's blocked by Rutherford.
A nice left hand lands by Rutherford.
Rutherford can't break the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rutherford is looking to clinch but Blackburn is avoiding it.
Thomas Rutherford is winning the standup battle so far.
Rutherford throws a series of punches but Blackburn moves out of range.
Blackburn catches Rutherford with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Rutherford is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Blackburn can do to turn this around?
Blackburn checks a leg kick.
Blackburn moves out of range of the body kick.
Blackburn looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Rutherford throws a leg kick which misses Blackburn's front leg but catches the back leg as Blackburn tries to avoid it.
Blackburn pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Rutherford throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Blackburn checks a leg kick.
Blackburn just misses with a punch to the body.
A solid leg kick lands there for Rutherford.
Blackburn lands a body shot.
Blackburn on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Rutherford. Rutherford obviously looking to wear him down.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Rutherford clinches up against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but Rutherford has him pressed against the cage.

Blackburn manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
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 seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Blackburn keeping moving, preventing Rutherford from controlling successfully.
Rutherford throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Blackburn works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford tries to free his leg and advance position but Blackburn is retaining full guard.
Blackburn working a defensive guard here.
Rutherford trying to control but Blackburn is working from the bottom.
Blackburn is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Rutherford scoring with some ground and pound.
Rutherford landing some decent shots from guard.

Blackburn looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Rutherford showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Rutherford with a nice head shot there.

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

Blackburn trying to control but Rutherford is working from the bottom.
Blackburn working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Rutherford manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Blackburn manages to get himself to full guard.


Blackburn working for a triangle but Rutherford defends it easily.
Rutherford trying to control but Blackburn is working from the bottom.
Rutherford trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford trying to control the position from guard on top but Blackburn is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Blackburn is pulling down on Rutherford's head. It's preventing any offense from Rutherford, at least for the moment.

Blackburn has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Rutherford can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rutherford forces his way into half guard.
Blackburn trying to control here.
Rutherford 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.
Blackburn won't allow Rutherford to pass to mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Blackburn!
Rutherford is in the full mount, landing strikes.
Rutherford looking to control but Blackburn is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Blackburn is in a horrible position here. Rutherford smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Rutherford wants to control the pace but Blackburn is squirming around nicely.
Blackburn taking shots to the head.
The referee warns Blackburn that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Blackburn tries to hold on but Rutherford pushes him away.
Blackburn sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Blackburn is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Rutherford was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Blackburn moves in looking to clinch but Rutherford pushes him off.
Rutherford throws a leg kick
and Rutherford takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

Rutherford has taken the fight to the clinch.
Blackburn tries to land a knee to the head but Rutherford blocks with his arms.
Rutherford is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Blackburn is defending well for now.
Rutherford throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Blackburn blocks it with crossed arms.
A left hand lands to the body for Rutherford.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Rutherford obliges.
Rutherford works on Blackburn's body with a couple of short punches.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Rutherford.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Blackburn successfully pulls guard.
Rutherford with a nice head shot there.
Thomas Rutherford overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

Blackburn is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Blackburn keeping full guard, as Rutherford tries to pass.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Blackburn takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford is working hard here to advance position.
Rutherford postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.

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

Blackburn has an active guard here but Rutherford has managed to pass into half guard.
Blackburn is refusing to be controlled, as Rutherford sits in half guard.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Rutherford in particular looking to stall.
Rutherford trying to mount his opponent but Blackburn defends it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Rutherford working over Blackburn with some ground and pound. Blackburn looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Rutherford thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Blackburn wants to get back to full guard.
Rutherford wants to take a breather but Blackburn is having none of it.
Blackburn controlling the position well.
Blackburn keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Rutherford thows a huge punch but Blackburn dodges it nicely.
Rutherford wants to pass to mount but Blackburn is defending the position.
Ground and pound from Rutherford.
Rutherford is pressing down on Blackburn's thigh, looking to free his foot. Blackburn is holding on for now.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are battling for position here. Blackburn manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Rutherford is looking to work some ground and pound but Blackburn has wrist control.

Blackburn is looking for a triangle but Rutherford pushes his legs off easily.

Blackburn is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Rutherford trying to control but Blackburn is working from the bottom.
Lugh Blackburn has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Rutherford throws an elbow that misses. Blackburn uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Rutherford's guard. Nice move by Blackburn!


Rutherford throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn throws a big elbow that misses.
Blackburn trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Rutherford looking for a sweep. Not yet Rutherford, not yet.
Blackburn advances to half guard.
Blackburn working to pass to mount. He's got his hand pressing down on Rutherford's thigh. Rutherford counters though and makes it back to full guard.
Blackburn throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Thomas Rutherford is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rutherford not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Rutherford tries to land a sweep but no joy.

And that's the end of the fight!
Thomas Rutherford showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Rutherford 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 Robert Douchet scores the fight 30:27
Judge Trevor Gratis scores the fight 30:27
Judge Ian Loll scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Thomas Rutherford!

Thomas Rutherford managed to slip a mention for his sponsors, Riner Clothing and Laundry (85%), into his post fight interview.
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Event: CEFC Sunday Night Fights 2     
Date:   Jul 15, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Lugh Blackburn (ranked 1450 p4p, 174 weight class) and Grigor Vladovich (ranked 2071 p4p, 245 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Blackburn might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to When the Man Comes Down. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

187 cm
37
200 lbs
27 - 20 - 1
190 cm
28
188 lbs
8 - 8 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 20 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Grigor Vladovich!
The judges for this bout are Gregory Folan, Trevor Gratis and Robert Douchet.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A big left from Vladovich misses.
Blackburn is looking to counter punch.
Vladovich lands a glancing blow to the side of Blackburn's head.
Nice straight punches there by Blackburn. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Blackburn.
Vladovich swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Blackburn was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Blackburn smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Blackburn lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Vladovich ducks under a wild hook from Blackburn.
Lugh Blackburn seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Vladovich misses with a straight right.
Blackburn lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Blackburn lands with a nice body punch.
Blackburn connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Blackburn looks to throw the jab but Vladovich is out of range.
Blackburn lands a glancing blow to the side of Vladovich's head.
A punch combination from Vladovich misses.
Vladovich misses with a straight right.
Vladovich's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Blackburn connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Vladovich scrambles back to his feet.
Blackburn is looking to clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vladovich throws a body punch but Blackburn moves out of range.
Blackburn blocks a head kick by Vladovich.
A little feinted left hand from Blackburn on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Vladovich takes one on the button.
Blackburn walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Vladovich throws a head kick but Blackburn moves out of range.

Blackburn moves into the clinch.
A frustrated look appears on Vladovich's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Blackburn throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Blackburn tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Vladovich smiles and moves away.
Blackburn ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Vladovich moves away.
Vladovich misses with a left hand
and Blackburn counters with a nice body shot.
Vladovich tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Donk. Blackburn catches Vladovich right on the button with a cross.
Blackburn is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Blackburn takes a swing at Vladovich's ribcage but misses.
Vladovich takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Blackburn ducks under a wild hook from Vladovich.
Blackburn throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Vladovich sees it coming and avoids it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vladovich slips under a jab from Blackburn.
Vladovich swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Blackburn waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Vladovich.
Blackburn throws a jab but it's blocked by Vladovich.
Blackburn throws a good cross that connects.
Blackburn misses the jab.
Vladovich throws a big counter head kick but Blackburn avoids it with no problem.
Blackburn fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Jab, jab by Vladovich - just one landing.
Vladovich slips under a jab.
Vladovich throws a shot from downtown. Blackburn moves away and avoids it.
Blackburn scores with a nice strike.
Blackburn thuds a left hand into Vladovich's body.
Vladovich slips a jab from Blackburn.
Vladovich throws a right hand that misses
and Blackburn counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Vladovich circles away from the clinch attempt
and Vladovich cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn scores with a shot to the body.
Vladovich walks into a straight right hand from Blackburn.
Vladovich rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Blackburn makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Blackburn jabs at Vladovich's body.
Blackburn swings widly with a right hand
and Vladovich counters with a nice uppercut.
Blackburn staying out of range there.
An attempted straight right counter from Blackburn misses the target.
Vladovich misses with an uppercut.
Vladovich tries a head kick but it misses.
Blackburn loads up on a big right hand but Vladovich slips the punch.
Blackburn avoids the head kick by Vladovich.
Blackburn steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Vladovich.
Blackburn connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
A jab from Vladovich misses.
Blackburn slips under a jab from Vladovich.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Blackburn lands a glancing blow to the side of Vladovich's head.
Blackburn uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Vladovich has time to react.
Blackburn lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Blackburn keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

Vladovich is rocked!
Vladovich throws a jab when Blackburn was well out of range.
Vladovich is still on wobbly legs! Can Blackburn finish him?
Vladovich throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Blackburn.
Vladovich seems to have recovered his senses.
Vladovich pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Blackburn defending well as Vladovich loads up on a big left hand.
An attempted straight right counter from Blackburn misses the target.

Vladovich tries to keep at a distance but Blackburn has taken the fight into the clinch.
Blackburn prevents Vladovich from breaking the clinch.
Vladovich working aggressively here.

Vladovich pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Blackburn digs a good body shot into Vladovich's ribs.
Vladovich lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Vladovich takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Vladovich looks to land a left hand but Blackburn moved out of range nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Lugh Blackburn 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.


Vladovich throws a head kick that misses.
Blackburn scores with a jab to the jaw.
Vladovich is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Blackburn.
No joy there for Vladovich, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Blackburn takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Vladovich displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Blackburn throws out the jab.
Despite the aggression on Vladovich's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Vladovich tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Blackburn just misses with a punch to the body.
Blackburn scores with a jab to the head.
Vladovich misses with a head kick.
Blackburn avoids a punch combination nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Blackburn slips under a jab.
A jab from Vladovich finds it's way through Blackburn's defenses.
Vladovich misses with a series of wild punches.
Blackburn is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Vladovich can do to turn this around?

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn works Vladovich's body with a nice hook.
Vladovich misses with the combination.
Vladovich throws a head kick that misses.
Vladovich on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Nice uppercut there from Blackburn.
Blackburn throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Vladovich on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Blackburn fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Vladovich on the side of the head.
Blackburn scores with a crisp jab that stopped Vladovich in his tracks.
Vladovich throws a head kick that misses.
Vladovich pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A slow jab from Blackburn misses its intended target.
A little jabbing left from Vladovich on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Blackburn comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Blackburn uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Vladovich.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Vladovich throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Blackburn sees it coming and avoids it easily.

Blackburn rushes Vladovich and presses him up against the cage.
Vladovich has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Vladovich fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Vladovich is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.

Vladovich escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Vladovich 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.
Blackburn takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Vladovich walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Vladovich takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Blackburn throws a hook to the side of Vladovich's head but Vladovich sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.

Blackburn gets a clinch.
A short left from Vladovich.

Vladovich breaks the clinch.
Blackburn scores with a jab.
Blackburn throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Vladovich cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Blackburn misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Vladovich.
Blackburn jabbing away but nothing is landing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn misses the shot to the body.
Vladovich swings widly with a right hand

and Blackburn holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Blackburn pushes Vladovich back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Vladovich is trying to push Blackburn away but Blackburn has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.

Vladovich manages to break the clinch.
Blackburn uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Vladovich.
Vladovich looks to land a body kick but Blackburn moved away.
A decent looking cross lands there for Vladovich.
Blackburn fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Vladovich looks to land a left hand but Blackburn moved out of range nicely.
Vladovich misses with a straight right.
Blackburn takes a swing at Vladovich's ribcage but misses.
Blackburn tries to clinch
and Vladovich counters with a straight right hand.
Blackburn misses with a left hand
and Vladovich counters with a big head kick but Blackburn shrugs it off.
Blackburn looks to score with a jab to the body but Vladovich is just out of range.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Blackburn connects with a crisp jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Blackburn. Vladovich does a little dance to reset his feet.
Vladovich throws an off balance right hand
enabling Blackburn to counter with a crisp jab.
Vladovich walks into a left hand.
Vladovich throws a hook but Blackburn blocks it.
Blackburn connects with a crisp jab.
Blackburn misses with a body shot
and Vladovich cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Blackburn fakes a right and follows up with a big left that drops Vladovich to one knee - oooooh, he's wobbly! Vladovich looks to clinch but Blackburn throws him off and pummels him into the canvas! Vladovich taps out under the strikes! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:30 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Strikes). Lugh Blackburn!
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RATING
82%

 

Event: CEFC Live 57     
Date:   Jun 27, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Jay Gatsby (ranked 319 p4p, 40 weight class) and Lugh Blackburn (ranked 1048 p4p, 130 weight class). Blackburn has chosen When the Man Comes Down as his entrance music. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

175 cm
38
193 lbs
32 - 19 - 0
187 cm
37
200 lbs
27 - 19 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 19 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Jay Gatsby!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 19 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
The judges for this bout are Elvis Blanc, William Peck and Trevor Gratis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gatsby misses with a low kick as Blackburn jumps back.
Gatsby scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.

Gatsby closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Blackburn.
Gatsby misses with a punch to the body.
Gatsby lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Gatsby tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Blackburn is working Gatsby over against the cage.
Blackburn prevents a body shot from Gatsby.
Gatsby misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A nice right hand lands inside from Blackburn.
Gatsby throws a head punch that misses.

Blackburn jumps into guard, dragging Gatsby to the mat.
Gatsby working some strikes from top position.
Blackburn not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

Gatsby got a little sloppy there for a moment and Blackburn has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Gatsby has managed to get both his arms back between Blackburn's legs - danger averted.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Gatsby's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Blackburn throws his legs up looking for a submission but Gatsby uses it to pass to side control.
Blackburn tries to improve position but can't.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gatsby creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Gatsby lands a decent elbow from side control.
Blackburn taking punishment in the form of punches.
Gatsby working the head and body with strikes.
Gatsby landing strikes.
Gatsby creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Blackburn tries to buck Gatsby off but Gatsby is having none of it.
Blackburn takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
You can see the frustration on Blackburn's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Gatsby wants to control but Blackburn is keeping him busy.
Blackburn is trying to improve his position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Blackburn is working to avoid the ground and pound but Gatsby connects with a decent elbow.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gatsby in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
Blackburn taking punishment in the form of punches.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Blackburn can't do much from the bottom here.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Gatsby scores with a couple of short elbows.
Gatsby scoring with punches and elbows.
Gatsby works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Blackburn gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Gatsby lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Gatsby trying to control the action but Blackburn is working from the bottom.
Gatsby drops an elbow to the side of Blackburn's head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Blackburn is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Gatsby pulls his head out easily.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Gatsby slips a nice elbow through Blackburn's hands, connecting with Blackburn's forehead.
Blackburn is staying active underneath Gatsby, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Blackburn moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Gatsby might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.

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

Blackburn looking for a guillotine here but Gatsby defends easily.
Gatsby keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Blackburn's head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Blackburn escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Gatsby gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Gatsby working some strikes from top position.
Gatsby is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Gatsby is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Gatsby seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
Gatsby with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Gatsby works over Blackburn with some ground and pound from guard.
Gatsby is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Gatsby postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Gatsby scoring with punches to the head and body.
Gatsby is in close to Blackburn's body, working some short punches and elbows.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Blackburn throws a big shot that misses.
Gatsby tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Blackburn manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Gatsby throws a series of punches but Blackburn moves out of range.
Blackburn tries to counter with a clinch but Gatsby shakes him off and moves away.
Blackburn misses the shot to the body.
Gatsby slips under a jab from Blackburn.
Gatsby is looking to counter the offense by Blackburn and move into the clinch.
Gatsby moves away from the strike by Blackburn.
Gatsby throws a shot to the body.
Blackburn ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Blackburn slips a straight right by Gatsby.
Blackburn waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Gatsby.
Blackburn circles away from the clinch attempt.
Gatsby jabs at Blackburn's body.
Blackburn lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Blackburn takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Gatsby lands with an uppercut that bounces Blackburn off the cage and back into range.
Gatsby misses the shot to the body.
Blackburn bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Gatsby connects with an inside leg kick.
Blackburn pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Gatsby looks to land a left hand but Blackburn moved out of range nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn staying out of range there.
Blackburn let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Gatsby uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Blackburn.
Blackburn takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Blackburn fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gatsby manages to avoid it.

Blackburn fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Gatsby, pushing him back against the cage.
Gatsby tries a body shot but Blackburn blocks it.
Gatsby avoiding damage as Blackburn throws knees to the body.
Gatsby has a couple of punches blocked by Blackburn.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Gatsby creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Gatsby lands a nice uppercut.
Blackburn throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Gatsby blocks it with crossed arms.
Gatsby swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Gatsby lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Blackburn or not.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but Gatsby has him pressed against the cage.
Gatsby tries to throw a body punch but Blackburn avoids it by throwing Gatsby back against the cage.
Gatsby lands a right hand.
Blackburn throws a knee to the head but misses.

Blackburn drags the fight down to the ground.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Gatsby scoring with some ground and pound.
Gatsby is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gatsby is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Gatsby makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Gatsby lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Gatsby lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Gatsby stands up over Blackburn, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Gatsby lands a couple of digs.

Blackburn has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Gatsby can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Gatsby is in close to Blackburn's body, working some short punches and elbows.

Blackburn is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Gatsby scoring with punches to the head and body.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gatsby lands some shots froms side control.
Gatsby scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Blackburn to see if he's OK.
Gatsby working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Blackburn is looking to reverse the position.
Gatsby working the ground and pound.
Gatsby working away.
Blackburn is not content to let Gatsby control the position.
Gatsby working the head with strikes.
Blackburn is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Blackburn is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Gatsby off and has taken his back!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gatsby tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Gatsby wants to hold on but Blackburn pushes him away.
Gatsby wriggling around on the bottom manages to avoid the strikes thrown by Blackburn.
Gatsby tries to lock up and control but Blackburn gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.

Blackburn is in full mount, looking to secure a guillotine but Gatsby is surviving well by controlling Blackburn's body position as best he can.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gatsby regains half guard.
Gatsby wants to control but Blackburn is keeping busy.

Blackburn is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Gatsby doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Blackburn.
Gatsby is looking to improve his position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Gatsby lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Blackburn at a distance.
Gatsby fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Gatsby keeps the fight on the outside.
Gatsby throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Blackburn counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.

Gatsby moves into the clinch successfully.
Blackburn fails to pull the fight into his guard.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Blackburn.
Gatsby tries to work over Blackburn's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Jay Gatsby has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Blackburn tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Gatsby smiles and moves away.
Gatsby misses with a hook.
Blackburn slips under a jab.
Jay Gatsby is winning the standup battle so far.
Nice defenses there by Blackburn.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gatsby looks to land a right hand but Blackburn moved out of range.
Blackburn is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Gatsby scores with a hook to the body. Blackburn takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Blackburn misses with a straight right.
Gatsby tries to clinch up but Blackburn circles away and keeps his distance.
Blackburn is looking to clinch but Gatsby is avoiding it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Gatsby is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Blackburn can do to turn this around?

Blackburn tries to keep at a distance but Gatsby has taken the fight into the clinch.
Blackburn blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Gatsby is leaning against Blackburn and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Blackburn fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Gatsby blocks a body shot from Blackburn.
Still in the clinch, Blackburn scores with a nice short uppercut.
Still in the clinch, Gatsby scores with a nice short uppercut.
Blackburn doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Blackburn throws a knee to the head but misses.
Blackburn takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
A right hook to the body lands for Gatsby.
Gatsby lands a hook to the side of the head.
A short right from Gatsby.
Gatsby lands a nice uppercut.
Gatsby lands a nice shot to the body.
A right hook to the body lands for Gatsby.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gatsby lands with a right to the head.
A shot in the inside from Gatsby.
A hook to the body from Gatsby.
Gatsby scores with a shoulder strike.

Blackburn is rocked!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gatsby lands with a left to the head.
Blackburn is still on wobbly legs! Can Gatsby finish him?
Gatsby lands a body shot.
Gatsby makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Gatsby creates a bit of space for himself and rocks Blackburn with a big uppercut! Blackburn tries to clinch up but Gatsby pushes him back against the cage and lands another monster strike that crumples Blackburn to the mat! Blackburn covers up and Gatsby unloads with more strikes until the referee steps in to end the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:17 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Jay Gatsby!
Jay Gatsby took to the mic in his post fight interview and said 'My life, old sport, my life... my life has got to be like this... It's got to keep going on.'.
S C
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G S C
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
71%

 

Event: CEFC Live 56     
Date:   Jun 14, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Olaf Frost (ranked 2132 p4p, 265 weight class) and Lugh Blackburn (ranked 1262 p4p, 153 weight class). Blackburn has chosen When the Man Comes Down as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Lugh Blackburn told me before the fight that he's been watching a lot of DVDs so let's see if that helps him in this one! I can't wait to find out!

190 cm
37
198 lbs
23 - 13 - 0
187 cm
37
200 lbs
26 - 19 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Olaf Frost!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 19 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
The judges for this bout are Alec Ball, Elvis Blanc and Robert Douchet.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Blackburn showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Frost.
Frost walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Blackburn shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Frost slips under a jab.
Blackburn tries to clinch up but Frost circles away and keeps his distance.
Blackburn avoids a punch combination nicely.
Blackburn listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
A cross from Blackburn lands.
Frost attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Blackburn connects with a body shot.
Frost slips a straight right by Blackburn.
Frost's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Blackburn connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Frost scrambles back to his feet.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Blackburn scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Frost tries to clinch up but Blackburn circles away and keeps his distance.
Lugh Blackburn seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Frost tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Blackburn manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Frost tries to clinch up.
Blackburn misses with a hook. Frost ducked under it nicely.
Blackburn dips to his left and cracks Frost with an uppercut!
No joy there for Frost, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Blackburn fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
A punch combination from Frost misses.
Blackburn takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Frost scores with a one two! Blackburn had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Blackburn scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Blackburn showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Frost.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Frost tries to clinch up.
Decent striking displayed by Blackburn there.
Frost looks to land a combination. Blackburn sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Blackburn loads up on a big right hand but Frost slips the punch.
Frost tries to bum rush Blackburn with a series of wild strikes but Blackburn uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
It seemed like Blackburn was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Blackburn throws a hook but Frost avoids it easily.
Blackburn throws a big shot that misses.
Frost lands a jab to Blackburn's midsection.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A cross from Frost lands.
Blackburn misses with a hook to the body

and Frost counters by moving into the clinch.
Blackburn fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A nice left hand lands by Frost.
Frost misses with a punch on the inside.
Frost scores with a nice hook to the head.
Blackburn with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Blackburn goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Frost holds him up against the cage and eventually Blackburn drops back down to his feet.
Blackburn with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Frost goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Frost doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Blackburn pulls guard.
Frost trying to control but Blackburn is working from the bottom.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Blackburn working for a triangle but Frost defends it easily.

Blackburn looking for a guillotine here but Frost defends easily.

Blackburn working for submissions but it's allowed Frost to get to half guard.

Frost is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Blackburn defends it well.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Frost seems to have lost interest with the ground game and is thinking about standing back up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.

Frost is trying to work for a kimura but Blackburn is defending well.
Frost trying to control the action but Blackburn is working from the bottom.
Blackburn makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Blackburn.
Blackburn wants to sweep here but Frost controlling him for the moment.
Frost trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

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

Blackburn looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
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 Olaf Frost will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Frost moves out of range as Blackburn strikes.
Frost tries to clinch but Blackburn is having none of it.
Frost misses with the combination.
Frost uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Blackburn.
Frost looks to land a combination but Blackburn avoids it well.
Frost tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
A little jabbing left from Blackburn on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Frost throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Blackburn throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Frost lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Blackburn circles away quickly and effectively.

Frost rushes Blackburn and presses him up against the cage.
Blackburn prevents a body shot from Frost.
Frost has a couple of punches blocked by Blackburn.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Frost gets a trip takedown into half guard.
Blackburn preventing any damage for now, controlling his opponent's head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Frost sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Blackburn defending well though.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Frost is looking to advance position but Blackburn won't allow it.
Blackburn trying to hold on to Frost's head to control him but Frost postures up.
Well, if Frost is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.

Blackburn looking for submissions off his back.
Frost wants to pass to mount but Blackburn is defending the position.

Frost is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Blackburn sees it coming and defends easily.

Blackburn looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

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.

Blackburn actively working from the bottom here.
Blackburn has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Frost is working away from the top position though.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Frost is figuring out what he wants to do next.

Frost looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Blackburn wants to control but Frost is keeping busy and won't allow it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Frost wants to control but Blackburn is keeping him busy.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.
Frost tries to pass to full mount but Blackburn defends it.

Blackburn is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Frost pulls his head out easily.
Frost wants to stand up but Blackburn is controlling the position.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Frost takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Frost throws a nice looking combination but Blackburn bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Blackburn fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Frost manages to avoid it.
Frost is looking for a counter combo.
A telegraphed right hand from Blackburn misses the target.

Frost shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Blackburn is trying to defend but Frost finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Blackburn wants to control the action here but instead Frost manages to pass to full mount!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Frost content just to control the position here.

Frost stands up from the dominant position, so we're back on the feet.
Frost tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Blackburn paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Frost works the jab nicely.
Olaf Frost is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nice defenses there by Frost.
Frost uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Blackburn.
Frost looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Blackburn misses with a left hand
and Frost counters with a nice uppercut.
Frost lands with a kick to the temple. Blackburn shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Frost wants to clinch up but Blackburn keeps it at a distance.

Blackburn has Frost up against the cage in a clinch.
Frost misses with a hook to the ribs.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Olaf Frost dominated that second 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!


Blackburn showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Frost.
Frost pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Frost looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Blackburn with a nice cross.
Frost misses with a few strikes there.
Blackburn fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Frost tries to bum rush Blackburn with a series of wild strikes but Blackburn uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Frost takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Frost shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Blackburn eats them both and turns towards Frost to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Frost fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Blackburn let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Blackburn punishes Frost's body with a nice straight punch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Blackburn throws out a powerful jab.
Frost throws a right and a left that Blackburn avoids nicely.
Blackburn wants to counter with a clinch but Frost pushes him away.
Good shot there by Blackburn.
Blackburn thuds his right hand into Frost's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Frost takes a shot to the body in his stride.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
A jab from Blackburn misses.
Frost went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Blackburn with a jab.
Frost tries to close the distance and clinch up but Blackburn swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Frost moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Olaf Frost is winning the standup battle so far.
Frost fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Blackburn feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Frosts jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!

Blackburn closes the distance and clinches.
Frost just leaning against Blackburn, taking a breather.
Blackburn tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Frost avoids it.
A short uppercut from Blackburn.
Frost throws a punch but it's blocked by Blackburn.

Blackburn jumps into guard, dragging Frost to the mat.
Frost trying to control but Blackburn is working from the bottom.

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

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Frost avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Blackburn looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Olaf Frost overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Blackburn is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Blackburn keeping moving, preventing Frost from controlling successfully.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:59 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Lugh Blackburn!
S C
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G S C
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G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
66%

 

Event: CEFC Live 55     
Date:   May 23, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Mary Jane Rottencrotch (ranked 1504 p4p, 207 weight class) and Lugh Blackburn (ranked 1760 p4p, 233 weight class). Blackburn has chosen When the Man Comes Down as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. The fight MMA fans around the world have waited their entire lives for!

200 cm
34
200 lbs
19 - 13 - 1
187 cm
36
200 lbs
25 - 19 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Mary Jane Rottencrotch!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 19 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
The judges for this bout are Steve Smith, Gregory Folan and Robert Douchet.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rottencrotch scores with a spinning back kick!
Blackburn takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Rottencrotch scores with a kick to the midsection.
Rottencrotch scores with a hook.
Blackburn avoids the head kick by Rottencrotch.
Rottencrotch misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Blackburn counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Rottencrotch lands with a thumping leg kick.
Blackburn throws a big shot that misses.
Rottencrotch takes one to the side of the head.
That kick from Rottencrotch tenderised Blackburn's leg. Blackburn is trying to keep his angry face on.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rottencrotch tries to work over Blackburn's front leg with a kick but Blackburn checks it.
Blackburn looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.

Blackburn has managed to clinch.
Blackburn tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Rottencrotch doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rottencrotch tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rottencrotch blocks an uppercut.
Rottencrotch misses with a hook from the clinch.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but Rottencrotch has him pressed against the cage.

Blackburn pulls guard effortlessly.
Rottencrotch 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.
Rottencrotch wants to stand but Blackburn is controlling his posture from full 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.

Blackburn is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Rottencrotch defends well.
Rottencrotch pushing down on Blackburn's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Blackburn wants to improve his position but Rottencrotch is controlling well.
Rottencrotch is taking a breather. Blackburn says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.
Rottencrotch continues to stall.
Rottencrotch prevents Blackburn from improving his position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Rottencrotch takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Blackburn is trying to control but can't.
Rottencrotch content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Blackburn desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Rottencrotch tries to stand but his arm is trapped.
Rottencrotch sitting and controlling from the half guard.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Rottencrotch ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rottencrotch moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Blackburn takes a kick to the side of the head.
Blackburn looks to score with a jab to the body but Rottencrotch is just out of range.
Rottencrotch wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Blackburn works Rottencrotch's body with a nice hook.
Blackburn takes a swing at Rottencrotch's ribcage but misses.
Blackburn lands a really nice looking cross but Rottencrotch seems unphased.
Blackburn uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rottencrotch.
Rottencrotch slips a jab from Blackburn.
Rottencrotch looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Rottencrotch uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Blackburn.
Rottencrotch throws a body shot but no joy.
Blackburn throws a good cross that connects.
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 cross from Blackburn lands.
Blackburn dips to his left and cracks Rottencrotch with an uppercut!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rottencrotch ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Blackburn moves away.
A little jabbing left from Blackburn on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Rottencrotch is looking to clinch but Blackburn is avoiding it.
Rottencrotch connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Rottencrotch tries to clinch up.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Blackburn! But no joy.
Blackburn uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rottencrotch.
Blackburn steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Rottencrotch.
A big left from Rottencrotch misses.
Rottencrotch takes a jab right on the kisser.
Decent striking displayed by Blackburn there.
Rottencrotch throws a low kick, looking for Blackburn's leg but Blackburn calmly moves out of range.
Rottencrotch thows a left - swing and a miss!
Rottencrotch throws a shot from downtown. Blackburn moves away and avoids it.

Blackburn moves into the clinch successfully.
Blackburn misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Rottencrotch.
Rottencrotch misses with some punches.
A head punch on the inside from Blackburn fails to land.
Blackburn working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Blackburn tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Rottencrotch misses with a punch to the body.
Blackburn blocking some punches.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rottencrotch swings widly with a right hand

and Blackburn counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Blackburn.
Rottencrotch struggles to land a body shot inside as Blackburn controls his hands.
Rottencrotch works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Blackburn presses Rottencrotch against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Rottencrotch scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Rottencrotch blocking some punches.
Blackburn prevents a body shot from Rottencrotch.
Rottencrotch goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rottencrotch swings wildly with an uppercut but Blackburn uses good head movement to avoid it.
Blackburn tries to throw a body punch but Rottencrotch avoids it by throwing Blackburn back against the cage.
A short uppercut from Blackburn.
Rottencrotch lands a body punch in the clinch.
Rottencrotch blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Lugh Blackburn seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Rottencrotch just stands there and leans against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Blackburn manages to pull guard.

Blackburn working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Rottencrotch has passed into half guard!
Rottencrotch works his way into full mount!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn is wriggling around trying to escape.

Rottencrotch stands up from the dominant position. He obviously fancies his chances standing.
Lugh Blackburn seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rottencrotch uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Blackburn.
Rottencrotch cracks Blackburn with a good jab.
Rottencrotch wants to clinch.
Blackburn lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn connects with a looping right hand.
That kick from Rottencrotch tenderised Blackburn's leg. Blackburn is trying to keep his angry face on.
Blackburn 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.
Rottencrotch's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Blackburn connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Rottencrotch scrambles back to his feet.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Rottencrotch.
Rottencrotch takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Blackburn defending well as Rottencrotch loads up on a big left hand.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rottencrotch throws the left hand but Blackburn avoids the punch easily.
Blackburn uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rottencrotch.
Blackburn tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rottencrotch was well out of range. Poor timing from Blackburn.
Blackburn swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A little feinted left hand from Rottencrotch on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Blackburn avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Blackburn swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Mary Jane Rottencrotch is winning the standup battle so far.
Rottencrotch throws a nice inside leg kick.
Rottencrotch misses with a straight left.
Blackburn blocks a head kick by Rottencrotch.
A countering left hand to the body from Blackburn misses.
Blackburn tests Rottencrotch's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Blackburn fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn avoids the body shot from Rottencrotch.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Blackburn! But no joy.
Rottencrotch pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Rottencrotch needs to keep his hands up - Blackburn had a free shot at his head there.
Rottencrotch misses with a looping left.
Rottencrotch staying out of range there.
Blackburn works the jab nicely.
Blackburn ducks under a wild hook from Rottencrotch.
Blackburn lands a jab to Rottencrotch's midsection.
Blackburn uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rottencrotch.
Blackburn blocks a jab.
Rottencrotch moves out of range as Blackburn strikes.
Good exchange - Blackburn coming out on top.
Rottencrotch scores with a decent looking hook.
Blackburn bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Blackburn is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Blackburn keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rottencrotch throws a right hand that misses
and Blackburn counters with a nice uppercut.
Blackburn takes a shot right to the bread basket.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rottencrotch scores with a jab to the body.
A jab from Blackburn misses.
Blackburn scores with a jab to the body.
Blackburn lands a glancing blow to the side of Rottencrotch's head.
The fighters circling - Blackburn throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Jab by Rottencrotch.
Rottencrotch scores with a nice strike.
Blackburn throws a hook but Rottencrotch blocks it.

Blackburn gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Rottencrotch lands a shoulder strike.
Rottencrotch lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Blackburn or not.
Blackburn swings wildly with an uppercut but Rottencrotch uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rottencrotch has a couple of punches blocked by Blackburn.
Still in the clinch, Rottencrotch scores with a nice short uppercut.
Blackburn prevents a body shot from Rottencrotch.
Rottencrotch lands a body shot in the clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rottencrotch blocking some punches.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rottencrotch lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Blackburn walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Rottencrotch uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Blackburn.
Rottencrotch throws a hook but Blackburn blocks it.
Blackburn looks to land a left hand but Rottencrotch moved out of range nicely.
As Blackburn backs away, Rottencrotch returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Blackburn connects with a good right hand that stumbles Rottencrotch. Rottencrotch circles away out of range and recomposes himself.

Blackburn clinches with his opponent.
Still in the clinch, Rottencrotch scores with a nice short uppercut.
Rottencrotch doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rottencrotch lands a right hand.
Rottencrotch swings wildly with an uppercut but Blackburn uses good head movement to avoid it.
Blackburn scores with a nice hook to the head.
Blackburn working some nice short punches in the clinch.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Rottencrotch working aggressively here.
Good body shot from Rottencrotch.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Rottencrotch.

Blackburn jumps into guard, dragging Rottencrotch to the mat.
Rottencrotch pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Blackburn is keeping the position for now.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rottencrotch forces his way into half guard.
Rottencrotch wants to get back to his feet.
Blackburn is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Blackburn trying to hold on to Rottencrotch's head to control him but Rottencrotch postures up.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Blackburn trying to control here.

Rottencrotch stands up from half guard.
Mary Jane Rottencrotch has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Rottencrotch misses with an attempted mid kick.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Blackburn! But no joy.
Rottencrotch throws the left hand but Blackburn avoids the punch easily.
Rottencrotch fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Blackburn manages to avoid it.
Rottencrotch avoids the body shot from Blackburn.
Blackburn feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Rottencrotchs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
A big left from Blackburn misses.
A solid leg kick lands there for Rottencrotch.
Blackburn scores with a shot to the body.
Rottencrotch misses with a looping left.
Blackburn misses with a lunging right hand
and Rottencrotch counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Good work by Blackburn as he checks the leg kick.
Blackburn takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Blackburn swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A good leg kick by Rottencrotch.
Blackburn cracks Rottencrotch with a right hand to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rottencrotch moves out of range as Blackburn strikes.
Rottencrotch tried to counter with a leg kick but Blackburn avoided it.
Rottencrotch takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Blackburn steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rottencrotch.
Blackburn works Rottencrotch's body with a nice hook.
Rottencrotch ducks under a wild hook from Blackburn.
Rottencrotch throws out a loose jab but Blackburn uses good head movement to avoid it.
A jab from Rottencrotch misses.
Blackburn bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rottencrotch takes one to the chin there.
A clash of legs there as Blackburn blocks the low kick.
Rottencrotch misses with a straight left.
Blackburn tries to counter with a clinch but Rottencrotch shakes him off and moves away.
Blackburn fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Blackburn lands a lovely overhand right.
Rottencrotch lands a head kick. Blackburn smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Rottencrotch throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rottencrotch keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nice body punch from Blackburn.
Rottencrotch looks to throw the jab but Blackburn is out of range.
Blackburn smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Blackburn lands a really nice looking cross but Rottencrotch seems unphased.
A swing and a miss from Blackburn.
Blackburn digs a good hook to Rottencrotch's body.
Blackburn avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Blackburn lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Blackburn checks a low kick from Rottencrotch.
Blackburn digs a good hook to Rottencrotch's body.
Rottencrotch on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Rottencrotch throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Blackburn stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Rottencrotch digs a good body shot into Blackburn's ribs.
Blackburn throws an overhand right that lands on Rottencrotch's shoulder, as Rottencrotch tries to avoid the shot.
Rottencrotch slips under a jab.
Blackburn is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rottencrotch.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Lugh Blackburn.
I've got Blackburn 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 Steve Smith scores the fight 28:30
Judge Gregory Folan scores the fight 27:30
Judge Robert Douchet scores the fight 30:28

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Lugh Blackburn!
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hype
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
69%

 

Event: CEFC 287     
Date:   May 05, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Olaf Frost (ranked 1541 p4p, 205 weight class) and Lugh Blackburn (ranked 4336 p4p, 473 weight class). Blackburn is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: When the Man Comes Down. 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.

190 cm
37
198 lbs
22 - 12 - 0
187 cm
36
200 lbs
24 - 19 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Olaf Frost!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 19 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
The judges for this bout are Alec Ball, Yves DeLean and William Peck.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Blackburn lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Frost fails with an attempt to clinch.
Blackburn scores with a jab to the body.
Frost swings for the body but Blackburn moves out of range.
Frost takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Blackburn looks to land a right hand but Frost moved out of range.
Frost tests Blackburn's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Blackburn has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Frost.
Lugh Blackburn seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Blackburn pushes Frost up against the cage in a clinch.
Blackburn tries a knee to the head but Frost blocks it.
A short uppercut from Blackburn.
Frost has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Blackburn after a bit of a struggle.
Frost misses with a hook from the clinch.
Frost tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Blackburn has a couple of punches blocked by Frost.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Frost lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Blackburn backwards.
Frost throws a punch but it's blocked by Blackburn.
Blackburn jumps guard but Frost turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Frost misses with a punch to the body.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Blackburn.
Frost tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn jumps guard but Frost turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.

Frost escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
A swing and a miss from Blackburn.
A looping hook to the body misses from Blackburn. Frost does a little dance to reset his feet.
Frost misses with a takedown attempt - Blackburn sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Frost finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Blackburn dodges the punch combination from Frost.
Frost misses with a two punch combination.
Blackburn slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Blackburn dodges the punch combination from Frost.
Blackburn swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Frost doesn't manage to clinch there - Blackburn circles away.
Frost fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Blackburn manages to avoid it.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Frost, right into the meat.

Frost pushes Blackburn up against the cage in a clinch.
Nice body punch from Blackburn.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Frost misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Frost doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Frost breaks the clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Blackburn wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Frost's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Frost duly obliges.
Nice defenses there by Frost.
Blackburn misses with a straight right.
Frost throws a series of punches but Blackburn moves out of range.
Frost goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Frost throws a head kick that misses.
Frost lands a leg kick that knocks Blackburn off balance momentarily.
Frost moves away from the strike by Blackburn.
Frost looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Frost throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.

Blackburn rushes Frost and presses him up against the cage.
Blackburn jumps guard but Frost turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Olaf Frost has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Lugh Blackburn.
Frost struggles to land a body shot inside as Blackburn controls his hands.
Frost working aggressively here.
Blackburn throws a knee to the head but misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A short right from Blackburn.
Blackburn tries a knee to the head but Frost blocks it.
Frost lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Frost scores with a nice hook to the head.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Frost to keep the fight standing.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Blackburn.
Frost throws a head punch that misses.
Blackburn lands a shoulder strike.
Blackburn blocks an uppercut.
Frost tries to work over Blackburn's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Frost working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Blackburn scores a nice knee to the body.
Blackburn tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Frost's elbow.
Frost can't find room to land a body shot as Blackburn controls the action.
Blackburn with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Blackburn using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Frost has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Frost lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Blackburn tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Frost smiles and moves away.
Frost misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Blackburn takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Blackburn uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Frost.
Blackburn misses with a wild body shot.
Frost seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Frost tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Blackburn manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
A slapping leg kick lands for Frost.
A low kick from Frost is predictable there
and Blackburn counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Blackburn lands with a shot to the body.
Frost staying out of range there.
Blackburn scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.

Frost shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Frost showed some decent athleticism there.
Frost passes to full mount!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Blackburn tries to reverse the position but Frost maintains control.

Frost get's back to his feet.
Blackburn throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Frost 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.

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


Frost swinging wildly here.
Frost takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Blackburn punishes Frost's body with a nice straight punch.
Blackburn sizes up Frost with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Frost swinging wildly here.
Frost misses with the combination.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Frost, right into the meat.
Olaf Frost is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Frost scores with a punch to the head.
Blackburn scores with the left hand. Frost knows he should have avoided that one.
Blackburn throws a big shot that misses.
Frost throws a body punch but Blackburn moves out of range.
Blackburn throws a hook to the side of Frost's head but Frost sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Blackburn throws a hook but Frost blocks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Some wild striking there from Frost.
Blackburn tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Frost was well out of range. Poor timing from Blackburn.
Frost just misses with a punch to the body.
Blackburn swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Frost.
Olaf Frost is winning the standup battle so far.
Blackburn scores with a body shot.
Frost darts in looking for a takedown but Blackburn gets double underhooks and turns Frost into the cage.
Frost misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Frost avoids the body shot from Blackburn.

Frost closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Blackburn did well to prevent Frost getting side control.
Frost tries to stand but his hand is stuck under Blackburn.
Frost prevents Blackburn from improving his position.

Frost is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Blackburn wants to get back to full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Frost is trying to work for a kimura but Blackburn is defending well.
Frost wants to take a breather but Blackburn is having none of it.

Blackburn is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Frost pulls his head out easily.
Blackburn is looking to control Frost's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Blackburn avoid being mounted?
Frost is just sitting in half guard, waiting for something to happen.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Frost tries to pass the half guard into mount. Blackburn knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Frost prevents Blackburn from improving his position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Frost trying to control the action but Blackburn is working from the bottom.

Blackburn is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Frost pulls his head out easily.
Blackburn wants to control but Frost is keeping busy and won't allow it.

Frost looking for a submission but Blackburn manages to get full guard, putting an end to that submission attempt.
Blackburn keeping full guard, as Frost tries to pass.
Blackburn keeping moving, preventing Frost from controlling successfully.
Blackburn is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.

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.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Blackburn lands a jab to the head.
Blackburn throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Frost is looking for a counter combo.
Frost connects with a jab.
Frost tries to clinch but Blackburn moves out of range.
Blackburn avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Nice defenses there by Frost.
A combination from Frost does no damage.
Blackburn with a nice cross.
Blackburn lands a nice shot to the body.
Blackburn misses with a wild body shot.
Blackburn swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Frost fails with the takedown.
Frost fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Lugh Blackburn 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! This is the final round!


Frost fails to land with a series of punches.
Frost fails to land with a series of punches.
Blackburn misses the jab.
Frost connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Blackburn misses with a body shot.
Frost shoots in looking for a takedown but Blackburn manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Frost's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Frost throws a nice looking combination but Blackburn bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Blackburn scores with a jab.
Frost moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Blackburn misses with a body shot.
Blackburn stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Frost.
Frost misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Blackburn misses with an uppercut.
Blackburn throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Frost stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Frost misses the shot to the body.
Blackburn showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Frost.
Blackburn doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Frost uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Blackburn.
Blackburn's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Frost looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Blackburn is fending him off so far but Frost persists. Nope, Blackburn circles away and we're back to standing.
Blackburn stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Blackburn ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Frost is looking to wear down Blackburn with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Blackburn lands with a good body shot.
Blackburn sizes up Frost with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Frost scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Frost slips a straight right by Blackburn.
Blackburn misses with a looping left.
Blackburn throws a jab when Frost was well out of range.
A jab from Blackburn does it's job there.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Frost takes one to the chin there.
Frost looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Frost misses with a two punch combination.
Frost lands a nice looking body shot.
Frost slips under a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Frost 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 Blackburn has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Blackburn and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Blackburn misses with an uppercut.
A leg kick checked by Blackburn.
Lugh Blackburn is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Some wild striking there from Frost.
Blackburn misses with an uppercut.
Blackburn connects with a jab.
Frost takes one to the side of the head.
Frost misses with a wild combination.
Frost throws a leg kick that misses.
Blackburn cracks a nice hook into Frost's ribs.
Blackburn throws a looping overhand right but Frost ducks down to avoid it.
Blackburn avoids a punch combination nicely.
Frost has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Blackburn finds it's way round the side to connect with Frost's head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Some wild striking there from Frost.
Blackburn swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Frost throws a right and a left that Blackburn avoids nicely.
Frost misses with a series of wild punches.
Blackburn looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Blackburn tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Frost was well out of range. Poor timing from Blackburn.
Frost lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
The fighters circling - Frost throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Blackburn pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Frost is looking for a counter combo.
Frost swinging wildly here.
A combination from Frost does no damage.
Blackburn throws a big shot that misses.

Blackburn moves into range and clinches up with Frost.
A short uppercut from Blackburn.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Frost won't allow it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Frost tries to throw a body punch but Blackburn avoids it by throwing Frost back against the cage.

Frost gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Blackburn has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Frost can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Blackburn trying to control the position.
Frost pushes down on Blackburn's leg and manages to get into half guard.

Blackburn looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

Blackburn actively working from the bottom here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

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

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Alec Ball scores the fight 28:29
Judge Yves DeLean scores the fight 28:29
Judge William Peck scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Lugh Blackburn!
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RATING
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Event: CEFC Live 52     
Date:   Apr 12, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Lugh Blackburn (ranked 3431 p4p, 395 weight class) and Don Stewart (ranked 2538 p4p, 303 weight class). Blackburn's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, When the Man Comes Down. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

187 cm
36
200 lbs
24 - 18 - 1
183 cm
28
187 lbs
17 - 9 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 18 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Don Stewart!
The judges for this bout are Alec Ball, Yves DeLean and William Peck.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Stewart tries for a takedown but Blackburn sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Blackburn connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Blackburn looks to throw the jab but Stewart is out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Blackburn. Stewart does a little dance to reset his feet.
Stewart ducks under a wild hook from Blackburn.
Stewart drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Blackburn defends it well.
Stewart shoots for a takedown but Blackburn saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Nice jab there from Blackburn.
Stewart takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Blackburn scores with a nice strike.

Stewart darts in and clinches Blackburn up against the cage.
Blackburn working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Stewart tries to work over Blackburn's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Blackburn misses with a punch to the body.
Stewart leaning his opponent against the cage.
Stewart throws a head punch that misses.
Blackburn misses with a short punch on the inside.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Blackburn lands a left hand that snaps the head of Stewart backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn gets through Stewart's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

Blackburn decides to pull guard.
Stewart controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

Blackburn had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Stewart defends it easily.
Blackburn is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.

Blackburn is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Blackburn keeping moving, preventing Stewart from controlling successfully.
Stewart content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Stewart trying to control but Blackburn is working from the bottom.
Stewart preventing the sweep.

Blackburn had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Stewart defends it easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stewart passes into half guard.
Blackburn has hold of Stewart's hands but Stewart slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Blackburn on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Stewart is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Stewart prevents Blackburn from getting the reversal.
Blackburn manages to regain half guard. Good work.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Blackburn is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Stewart pulls his head out easily.
Stewart trying to control from half guard but Blackburn is working away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Blackburn is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Stewart pulls his head out easily.
Stewart wants to pass to mount but Blackburn is defending the position.
Stewart wants to control but Blackburn is keeping him busy.
Ground and pound from Stewart.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Blackburn is trying to maintain the position but Stewart is very close to passing his half guard.
Stewart landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Stewart landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Stewart lands with a punch from half guard.
Stewart prevents Blackburn from improving his position.
Stewart seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Blackburn does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

Blackburn looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stewart is pressing down on Blackburn's thigh, looking to free his foot. Blackburn is holding on for now.
Blackburn trying to control here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Stewart is taking a breather. Blackburn says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.
Blackburn tries to roll over but Stewart keeps him under control.
Stewart wants to pass to mount but Blackburn is defending the position.
Stewart passes to side control.
Blackburn wants to control but Stewart postures up.
Stewart lands a decent elbow from side control.
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 Lugh Blackburn will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Blackburn misses with a body shot.
Stewart uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Blackburn.

Stewart pushes Blackburn up against the cage in a clinch.
Stewart lands a right hand that snaps the head of Blackburn backwards.

Blackburn jumps guard.
Stewart trying to control the position from guard on top but Blackburn is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Stewart has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Stewart trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Stewart passes Blackburn's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Nice strikes from Stewart there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stewart is looking to take a break and control but Blackburn is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Blackburn is trying to get back to full guard.

Blackburn looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Blackburn won't allow Stewart to pass to mount.
Blackburn is looking to improve his position.
Stewart is trying to control the action in half guard but Blackburn is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Blackburn trying to control but Stewart postures up.
Blackburn is looking for a sweep. Stewart is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Don Stewart has got the better of the ground game so far.
Blackburn wants to control but Stewart is keeping busy.
Stewart trying to pass the guard but Blackburn defending well.
Blackburn has hold of Stewart's hands but Stewart slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Blackburn tries to roll over but Stewart keeps him under control.
Stewart looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Stewart scoring with strikes to the body and head.

Blackburn looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Blackburn looking for submissions off his back.
Stewart lands with a punch from half guard.
Blackburn is trying to control but can't.
Stewart is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Stewart drops an elbow to the side of Blackburn's head.
Stewart frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Stewart in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
Blackburn taking shots to the head.
Stewart landing strikes, looking to finish!
Stewart lands a big shot there that rocks Blackburn but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
Stewart putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!
Stewart lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Blackburn hang on?
Stewart wants to control the pace but Blackburn is squirming around nicely.
Blackburn tries to hold on but Stewart postures up.
Stewart lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Blackburn working to try and regain half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stewart with good strikes from the mount here!
Stewart scoring with strikes but Blackburn is staying in there.
Stewart unloading with bombs!
Stewart cracks Blackburn with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Stewart raining down shots from the mount!

Blackburn is rocked!
Blackburn is trying to escape the mount.
Oh Blackburn is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Stewart postures up and cracks his opponent a couple of times before moving back into close ground control. Blackburn looks a forlorn figure.
Blackburn is desperately trying to improve his position but Stewart has a good base and remains in mount.
Blackburn seems to have got his legs back now.
Blackburn wants to hold on but Stewart pushes him away.
Blackburn taking shots to the head.
Blackburn wants to control but Stewart is having none of it.
A nice elbow there by Stewart.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Don Stewart showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!



Stewart clinches up with Blackburn and pushes him back against the cage.
Blackburn blocking some punches.
Blackburn pushes Stewart back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Stewart just leaning against Blackburn, taking a breather.
Stewart lands a nice uppercut.

Blackburn drags the fight down to the ground.
Blackburn keeping moving, preventing Stewart from controlling successfully.
Blackburn keeping full guard, as Stewart tries to pass.
Stewart sitting in guard here, content to control.
Stewart wants to pass the guard but Blackburn is keeping the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Blackburn keeping moving, preventing Stewart from controlling successfully.
Blackburn not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Blackburn working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Stewart doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Stewart manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Blackburn preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Stewart cracks Blackburn with a solid left hand.
Stewart lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Stewart wants to pass the guard but Blackburn is keeping the position.
Stewart has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Stewart slips nicely into half guard.
Stewart seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Blackburn does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

Stewart is trying to work for a kimura but Blackburn is defending well.
Blackburn is not content to let Stewart control the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ground and pound from Stewart.
Stewart trying to control the action but Blackburn is working from the bottom.
Blackburn is looking to control Stewart's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Blackburn avoid being mounted?
Stewart slips a nice elbow through Blackburn's hands, connecting with Blackburn's forehead.
Stewart not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

Blackburn looking for submissions off his back.
Stewart is nestled in close to Blackburn, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Blackburn looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Stewart slips a nice elbow through Blackburn's hands, connecting with Blackburn's forehead.
Stewart is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Blackburn is looking to control Stewart's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Blackburn avoid being mounted?

Blackburn is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Stewart pulls his head out easily.
Stewart frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Blackburn is in all sorts of trouble here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn taking shots to the head.
Stewart lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Blackburn hang on?
The referee warns Blackburn that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Stewart with the ground and pound from mount.
Stewart looking to finish Blackburn with some ground and pound. This is bad for Blackburn!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Stewart landing shots from mount.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!
Blackburn is in a horrible position here. Stewart smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Stewart lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
Stewart drops a big elbow. That's hurt Blackburn! More shots from Stewart and the ref steps in! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Don Stewart!
After the big win, Don Stewart made sure to do all the important stuff like thanking his sponsors Vikai Gear and telling the interviewer how much he loves him.
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Event: CEFC Fight Night 120     
Date:   Mar 22, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Lugh Blackburn (ranked 3827 p4p, 415 weight class) and Enting Butikol (ranked 11536 p4p, 746 weight class). Blackburn comes to the cage accompanied by When the Man Comes Down. This should be fireworks!

187 cm
36
200 lbs
23 - 18 - 1
188 cm
41
192 lbs
27 - 20 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Dangerous knees
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 18 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 20 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Enting Butikol!
The judges for this bout are William Peck, Alec Ball and Ian Loll.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Butikol throws a sloppy body shot
and Blackburn connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Butikol uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Blackburn.
Butikol staying out of range there.
Blackburn looks to score with a jab to the body but Butikol is just out of range.
Butikol wants to counter the offense by Blackburn and move into the clinch position.
Blackburn lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Butikol looks to land a combination but Blackburn avoids it well.
Butikol moves out of range as Blackburn strikes.
Blackburn wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Blackburn lands with a nice body punch.
A looping hook to the body misses from Blackburn. Butikol does a little dance to reset his feet.
Butikol connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Blackburn just misses with a punch to the body.
As Blackburn backs off Butikol throws a huge counter combo but Blackburn manages to avoid it all.
Blackburn lands a glancing blow to the side of Butikol's head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Blackburn changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Blackburn lands a jab to the head.
A jab from Blackburn does it's job there.
Butikol lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Butikol throws a push kick but Blackburn slaps the foot to one side.
Blackburn misses with a straight left.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn cracks Butikol with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Blackburn slips under a jab.
Butikol throws a jab when Blackburn was well out of range.
Butikol thows a leg kick but Blackburn checks it
and Blackburn counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Butikol takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Blackburn swings for the body but Butikol moves out of range.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Blackburn, as that shot connected.
Blackburn scores with a crisp jab that stopped Butikol in his tracks.

Butikol is rocked!
Blackburn lands with a cross.
Butikol is still on wobbly legs! Can Blackburn finish him?
Butikol throws a head kick but Blackburn moves out of range.
BOOM! Blackburn lands a beautiful left hook that drops Butikol. Butikol tries to recover but Blackburn is having none of it, landing more punishing shots from mount. One final crushing shot and Butikol lies motionless on the canvas. The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:41 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Lugh Blackburn!
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RATING
73%

 

Event: CEFC Live 49     
Date:   Feb 28, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Don Stewart (ranked 2176 p4p, 269 weight class) and Lugh Blackburn (ranked 2999 p4p, 342 weight class). Blackburn has chosen When the Man Comes Down as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

183 cm
28
187 lbs
16 - 8 - 1
187 cm
35
200 lbs
23 - 17 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

Red Light Coffeeshop

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Don Stewart!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 17 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
The judges for this bout are Ian Loll, Elvis Blanc and Trevor Gratis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Stewart takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Nice shot lands for Blackburn.
Blackburn jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Stewart misses with a body shot.
Blackburn comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Blackburn scores with a nice strike.
Stewart tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Blackburn needs to keep his hands up - Stewart had a free shot at his head there.
Blackburn walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Blackburn waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Stewart.
Good shot there by Stewart.
Stewart moves into range and connects with a jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Blackburn misses with a body shot.
Blackburn swings for the body but Stewart moves out of range.
Stewart connects with the punch.
A looping hook to the body misses from Stewart. Blackburn does a little dance to reset his feet.
Blackburn keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Lugh Blackburn seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Stewart looks to land a left hand but Blackburn moved out of range nicely.
Blackburn tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Stewart drops down looking for a counter takedown but Blackburn sprawls and moves away.
Blackburn throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Stewart on the side of the head.
Blackburn keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stewart tries to score with a low kick but Blackburn moves his leg out of the way.
It seemed like Blackburn was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
A telegraphed right hand from Stewart misses the target.
It seemed like Blackburn was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Stewart takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Stewart throws out a leg kick but Blackburn moves out of range and Stewart only half commits.
A little jabbing left from Blackburn on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Stewart throws a looping overhand right but Blackburn ducks down to avoid it.
Stewart swats away the attempt to clinch by Blackburn.
Stewart throws a leg kick but Blackburn moved away.
A slow jab from Stewart misses its intended target.
Stewart gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Blackburn.
Blackburn throws a lazy right hand but Stewart sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Blackburn takes one to the chin there.
Stewart throws a head kick but Blackburn moves out of range.
Stewart keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Blackburn.
Stewart drops down looking for a counter takedown but Blackburn sprawls and moves away.

Stewart drives through with a takedown into Blackburn's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Stewart forces his way into half guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Stewart wants to lay and pray for a moment but Blackburn keeps working.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stewart is figuring out what he wants to do next.

Blackburn looking for submissions off his back.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!
Stewart works his way into full mount!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Stewart lands a couple of good shots and Blackburn has given up his back, trying to escape the position!
Blackburn is being controlled on the ground here - he must escape this position otherwise surely the end is near.
Stewart scores with a nice shot to the head of his opponent. Blackburn is looking for a way out.
Stewart not allowing Blackburn to control his hands.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Stewart is throwing strikes from the back here. Oh that last one was to the back of the head. Stewart gets a warning from the referee. He throws another strike to the back of the head straight away though and the referee has seen enough. He breaks up the two fighters and stands them back up. Stewart gets a real talking to here and is lucky not to get a point deducted. Stewart apologises and we restart here on the feet.
Blackburn lands a right hook to the body.
Blackburn loads up on a big right hand but Stewart slips the punch.
Blackburn just misses with a punch to the body.
Stewart throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Blackburn tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Stewart manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Blackburn throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Stewart stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
A swing and a miss from Stewart.
The fight stays on the outside here - Stewart looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Blackburn takes one on the button.
Jab by Stewart.
The fight stays on the outside here - Blackburn looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Stewart ducks under a wild hook from Blackburn.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn connects with a body shot.
Stewart misses with an uppercut.
Stewart swats away the attempt to clinch by Blackburn.
Lugh Blackburn is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Blackburn lands with a cross.
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!
Stewart is looking to chop away at Blackburn's legs.
Stewart misses with a looping left.
Blackburn stuns Stewart with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Nice shot by Blackburn.
Blackburn checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Blackburn connects with a right hand. Stewart shakes it off.
Blackburn misses with an uppercut.
Blackburn uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Stewart.
Blackburn avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
A countering left hand to the body from Blackburn misses.
A big right from Blackburn misses.
Blackburn slips a straight right by Stewart.
Blackburn is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Stewart lands with a straight right. Blackburn didn't see that one coming.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Blackburn connects with a body shot that sends Stewart's belly button to the back.
Stewart slips a straight right by Blackburn.
Stewart throws a shot from downtown. Blackburn moves away and avoids it.
Blackburn stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Stewart.
Stewart swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Stewart throws a hook to the side of Blackburn's head but Blackburn sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Stewart lunges at Blackburn with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Blackburn's hand.
Blackburn avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Lugh Blackburn seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Blackburn waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Stewart.
Stewart throws a shot to the body.
Stewart walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Stewart rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Blackburn moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Stewart takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

Stewart scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Stewart 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!
Blackburn trying to hold on to Stewart's head to control him but Stewart postures up.
Stewart wants to take a breather but Blackburn is having none of it.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Blackburn looking for submissions off his back.
Blackburn wants to get back to full guard.
Stewart tries to pass to full mount but Blackburn defends it.
Stewart is stalling here. Blackburn is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Stewart seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Blackburn has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work.
Stewart is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Blackburn's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Ground and pound from Blackburn.

Blackburn is looking for a kimura here.
Blackburn thows a huge punch but Stewart dodges it nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stewart has hold of Blackburn's hands but Blackburn slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.

Blackburn seems to be working for a kimura but Stewart defends the submission attempt.
Stewart is trying to control but can't.
Stewart is trying to get back to full guard.
Stewart works his way to full guard. Good work.
Stewart manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Blackburn manages to get himself to full guard.


Blackburn is looking for a triangle here but Stewart uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.
Don Stewart overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Blackburn is positioning himself to get back to half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Stewart landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
Stewart working away.
Stewart in side control, just content to control the action for now.
Stewart is looking to take a break and control but Blackburn is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Blackburn is looking for a sweep.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Stewart connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Blackburn some visible discomfort.
Stewart is working Blackburn over with some ground and pound from side control.
Blackburn is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Stewart cracks Blackburn with a big elbow.
Blackburn is looking for a sweep.
Stewart connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Blackburn some visible discomfort.
Stewart trying to control the action but Blackburn is working from the bottom.
Blackburn manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!

Blackburn seems to be working for a kimura but Stewart defends the submission attempt.

Blackburn seems to be working for a kimura but Stewart defends the submission attempt.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Don Stewart dominated that second round.
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!


Blackburn misses with a hook.
Stewart throws a looping overhand right but Blackburn ducks down to avoid it.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Blackburn, as that shot connected.
Stewart fails with the takedown

and Blackburn counters by clinching up.
Stewart tries to work over Blackburn's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Stewart lands a right hand that snaps the head of Blackburn backwards.
Stewart lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Blackburn.
Stewart controlling the action here for a moment.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Stewart.
Nice body punch from Stewart.
Blackburn lands a shoulder strike.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Stewart creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Stewart misses with the head strike.

Blackburn decides to pull guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Stewart trying to control but Blackburn is working from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stewart controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

Blackburn looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Blackburn is trying to control the position but Stewart postures up.
Stewart trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Blackburn trying to keep a closed guard but Stewart is proving a slippery customer.
Blackburn is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Stewart is looking for a sweep. Blackburn is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Stewart moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.

Blackburn avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn won't allow Stewart to sweep him here.
Stewart working a defensive guard but Blackburn passes into half guard.
Stewart wants to improve his position but Blackburn is controlling well.

Blackburn is working for a kimura but Stewart is defending it quite comfortably.
Stewart gets full guard.
Blackburn throwing strikes but missing.
Stewart not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Stewart is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Blackburn is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
Blackburn won't allow Stewart to sweep him here.
Blackburn trying to control the position from guard on top but Stewart is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Stewart is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Blackburn won't allow Stewart to sweep him here.
Lugh Blackburn has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Blackburn stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Stewart swivels though and keeps the full guard.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.
Stewart trying to control the position.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Stewart misses with a looping right.
Blackburn misses with an uppercut

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Stewart got a little sloppy there for a moment and Blackburn has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Stewart has managed to get both his arms back between Blackburn's legs - danger averted.
Stewart is in close to Blackburn's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Stewart throwing strikes from guard but Blackburn blocks nicely.
Blackburn is trying to keep Stewart in close.
Stewart stands up over Blackburn, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Stewart pushing down on Blackburn's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.

Blackburn looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Blackburn is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Stewart scores with a couple of nice shots.
Don Stewart is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Stewart 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.
Blackburn has hold of Stewart's hands but Stewart slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Stewart is looking to advance position but Blackburn won't allow it.

And that's the end of the fight!
Don Stewart showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Stewart, 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 Ian Loll scores the fight 30:27
Judge Elvis Blanc scores the fight 30:27
Judge Trevor Gratis scores the fight 30:27

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

After the big win, Don Stewart made sure to do all the important stuff like thanking his sponsors Vikai Gear and telling the interviewer how much he loves him.
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Event: CEFC 275     
Date:   Feb 03, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Olaf Frost (ranked 1392 p4p, 188 weight class) and Lugh Blackburn (ranked 2214 p4p, 279 weight class). Blackburn is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: When the Man Comes Down. Both fighters really staring each other down here, as Lugh Blackburn enters the cage!

188 cm
35
204 lbs
30 - 16 - 0
187 cm
35
200 lbs
23 - 16 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Olaf Frost!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 16 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, Steve Smith and Gregory Folan.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Frost scores with the left hand. Blackburn knows he should have avoided that one.
Nice defenses there by Blackburn.
Frost moves away from the strike by Blackburn.
Frost scores with a three punch combo!
Frost throws a left and a right that both miss

and Blackburn moves into the clinch.
Blackburn crunches a lovely knee into Frost's ribcage.

Blackburn jumps guard and drags Frost to the mat. He's obviously going to be looking for submissions off his back.
Frost trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Blackburn had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Frost defends it easily.
Frost pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Blackburn is keeping the position for now.
Frost stands and throws Blackburn's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Blackburn tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Blackburn is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Blackburn looking for submissions off his back.
Frost stalling.
Frost tries to pass to full mount but Blackburn defends it.

Blackburn has guillotine here! It looks pretty tight! Could this be all over! No, Frost escapes and passes into side control at the same time. Nice work there by Frost!
Frost wants to lay and pray for a moment but Blackburn keeps working.
You can see the frustration on Blackburn's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

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.
Blackburn is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Blackburn wants to control but Frost is keeping busy.
Frost with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Frost is thwarting Blackburn's attempts to control the position.
Blackburn is trying to get back to full guard.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Blackburn is staying active underneath Frost, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Frost controlling the action here.
Frost wants to lay and pray for a moment but Blackburn keeps working.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn wants to improve his position but Frost is controlling well.
Frost trying to control the pace.

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

Frost drives through and clinches with Blackburn against the cage.
Frost scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Frost misses with a punch to the body.
Blackburn jumps guard but Frost stands there with Blackburn around his waist. Blackburn gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Frost swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Frost won't allow it.
Blackburn swings wildly with an uppercut but Frost uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Frost misses with a punch to the body.
Blackburn tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Olaf Frost has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Lugh Blackburn.
Frost avoiding damage.
Frost working aggressively here.
Frost softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Blackburn fails to pull guard.
Frost lands with a left to the head.
Blackburn lands a nice uppercut.
Blackburn blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Blackburn jumps into guard, dragging Frost to the mat.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Frost is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Frost's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Frost pushing down on Blackburn's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Frost takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.

Blackburn looking for submissions off his back.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Frost fails with a takedown attempt.

Frost instigates a clinch.
A shot in the inside from Frost.
Blackburn scores a nice knee to the body.
Blackburn fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Frost tries to work over Blackburn's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Olaf Frost has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Blackburn tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Frost lands a shot to the body.
Blackburn misses with a knee to the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Blackburn misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Frost.
Frost scores with a nice hook to the head.
Frost misses with a hook to the ribs.
Blackburn blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Frost holds him up against the cage and eventually Blackburn drops back down to his feet.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Frost takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Blackburn.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Frost won't allow it.
Olaf Frost has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Lugh Blackburn.
Frost swings wildly with an uppercut but Blackburn uses good head movement to avoid it.
A shot in the inside from Frost.
Blackburn looking to throw knees to the head but Frost is blocking nicely.
Frost has a couple of punches blocked by Blackburn.
Frost tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Frost misses with a body punch.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Frost to keep the fight standing.
Frost lands with a light punch inside.
Blackburn throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Frost blocks it with crossed arms.
Blackburn misses with a punch to the body.
Blackburn tries a body shot but Frost blocks it.
Nice body punch from Frost - that landed with a thud.
Frost misses with some punches.
Blackburn blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Frost is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Blackburn can do to turn this around?
Blackburn misses with a knee to the head.
Blackburn misses with a knee to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn misses with the head strike.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Frost won't allow it.
Still in the clinch, Blackburn scores with a nice short uppercut.
Frost lands a left hand that snaps the head of Blackburn backwards.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Frost blocking some punches.
Blackburn lands with a light punch inside.
Frost has a couple of punches blocked by Blackburn.
Blackburn jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Frost walks away with a smile on his face. Blackburn gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Blackburn throws a jab but it's blocked by Frost.
Frost throws a big counter combination but Blackburn scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
A decent looking cross lands there for Frost.
Frost stalks Blackburn and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Blackburn's face. Blackburn staggers backwards, shaken.
Blackburn throws a body shot but no joy.
Frost tries to clinch up but Blackburn circles away and keeps his distance.
Frost is looking to clinch but Blackburn is avoiding it.
Blackburn tries to clinch but Frost moves away
and Frost counters with a series of strikes. Blackburn will be more careful next time no doubt.
Blackburn jabbing away but nothing is landing.

Frost pushes Blackburn up against the cage in a clinch.
Blackburn lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Frost backwards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn lands a right hand.
Frost blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Blackburn scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A short right from Blackburn on the inside.
Blackburn prevents a body shot from Frost.
Blackburn scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Blackburn misses with some punches.
Frost has a couple of punches blocked by Blackburn.
A right handed body shot lands from Frost.
Frost tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Blackburn's elbow.
Frost doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Frost working aggressively here.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but Frost has him pressed against the cage.
A nice right hand lands inside from Frost.
Frost doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Blackburn blocks a body shot from Frost.
A head punch on the inside from Frost fails to land.
Frost looking to slow down the pace here.
Blackburn tries to land a knee to the head but Frost blocks with his arms.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Frost tries to work over Blackburn's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Blackburn misses with a knee to the head.
Frost lands a body punch in the clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Frost misses with a body punch.
A right handed body shot lands from Frost.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Frost forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Blackburn prevents a body shot from Frost.
Frost tries to work over Blackburn's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Blackburn blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Frost misses with a hook from the clinch.
Frost lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Frost fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A right hand to the body from Blackburn.
Blackburn throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Frost blocks it with crossed arms.
Frost struggles to land a body shot inside as Blackburn controls his hands.

Blackburn pulls guard.

Frost avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Blackburn is breathing heavily.

Blackburn working for submissions but it's allowed Frost to get to half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Olaf Frost dominated that second round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Frost on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Frost uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Blackburn.
Decent striking displayed by Frost there.
Blackburn lands a head shot.
Olaf Frost is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Blackburn misses the jab.
Blackburn throws a predictable looking body shot
and Frost counters with a one-two to the body.
A slow jab from Blackburn misses its intended target.
Blackburn dodges the punch combination from Frost.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Blackburn takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Blackburn takes a swing at Frost's ribcage but misses.
Frost will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Blackburn looks to throw the jab but Frost is out of range.

Blackburn gets tackled into the cage by Frost. Frost maintains the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Frost throws a head punch that misses.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but Frost has him pressed against the cage.
Frost lands a shoulder strike.
Blackburn tries to land knees in the clinch but Frost avoids the damage to the body.
Frost lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Blackburn crunches a lovely knee into Frost's ribcage.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but Frost has him pressed against the cage.
Frost misses with some punches.
Frost lands a right hand.
Frost effectively controlling the action here.
Frost blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Blackburn lands with a short shot to the head.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Frost won't allow it.
Olaf Frost has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Lugh Blackburn.
Blackburn throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Frosts head.
Frost misses with a body punch.
Frost swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Frost swings wildly with an uppercut but Blackburn uses good head movement to avoid it.
Frost misses with a body punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Frost stalling in the clinch.
Frost goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Blackburn blocks a body shot from Frost.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Blackburn ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. Blackburn no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard.
Blackburn is trying to control the position from the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Frost passes into half guard.
Frost with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Blackburn is trying to maintain the position but Frost is very close to passing his half guard.
Blackburn wants to get back to full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Blackburn looking for submissions off his back.
Frost moves into full mount! Blackburn won't be happy about that!
Frost looking to control but Blackburn is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Blackburn taking shots to the head.
Lugh Blackburn has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Frost looking to control but Blackburn is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.

Frost is working for a guillotine from mount but Blackburn frees his head quite easily.
Olaf Frost is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Frost wants to stand but Blackburn is holding on to him, trying to stop him posturing up.
Frost avoids the attempt from Blackburn to control.
Olaf Frost overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Frost controlling his opponent.

And that's the end of the fight!
Olaf Frost showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Frost 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 Robert Douchet scores the fight 30:27
Judge Steve Smith scores the fight 30:27
Judge Gregory Folan scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Olaf Frost!

An out of breath Olaf Frost 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: CEFC Fight Night 116     
Date:   Jan 18, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Lugh Blackburn (ranked 1596 p4p, 216 weight class) and Louie Litt (ranked 1668 p4p, 223 weight class). Blackburn kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is When the Man Comes Down. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

187 cm
35
200 lbs
23 - 15 - 1
184 cm
31
193 lbs
12 - 5 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
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 middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Louie Litt!
The judges for this bout are Alec Ball, Steve Smith and Elvis Blanc.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Litt lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Blackburn at a distance.
Blackburn throws a jab but it's blocked by Litt.
Blackburn tries to clinch up but Litt circles away and keeps his distance.
Litt throws a poor cross that misses
and Blackburn counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Blackburn throws a jab when Litt was well out of range.
Blackburn fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Litt manages to avoid it.
Blackburn tries to clinch up.
Both fighters circling a little - Litt finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Litt tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Blackburn was well out of range. Poor timing from Litt.
As Litt tries to get set, Blackburn tries to push him back and clinch up but Litt manages to avoid the attempt.
Litt throws a leg kick
and Blackburn counters with a right hand to the body.
Blackburn throws a shot to the body.
Litt misses with a kick to the body.
Litt will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Litt throws a leg kick but Blackburn sees it coming and checks it nicely.

Litt manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Blackburn on his heels. He'll look to pass Blackburn's guard now, I'm sure.
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!
Litt throws a big right hand that misses.
Litt working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Litt slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Blackburn is not in a great position here, taking some shots.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn struggling a bit here.
Blackburn tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Litt wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Litt working the ground and pound.
Blackburn is looking to regain half guard here but Litt keeps moving and retains side control.
Litt lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Blackburn down.
Litt lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Blackburn takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
Litt working away.
Blackburn is in a bad position, trying to hold on for dear life but he is really struggling to maintain any sort of control.
Blackburn is looking for a sweep.
Litt is working Blackburn over with some ground and pound from side control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A control attempt from Blackburn but he's now mounted!
Litt punishing his opponent with strikes.
Litt has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Blackburn's face.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Litt connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
Litt looking to finish Blackburn with some ground and pound. This is bad for Blackburn!
Litt looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Blackburn keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Litt with a couple of short strikes.
Blackburn is in a horrible position here. Litt smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
Litt with good strikes from the mount here!
Litt putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!
Litt raining down hammerfists from mount.
Blackburn is looking to improve his position but Litt isn't that keen on the idea.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Blackburn gets back to half guard.
Litt working over Blackburn with some ground and pound. Blackburn looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Blackburn taking some punishment here, with Litt in his half guard.
Blackburn regains full guard. Nicely done.
Litt is working Blackburn over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.

Blackburn has an active guard here but Litt has managed to pass into half guard.
Litt looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Blackburn is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Litt scores with a couple of nice shots.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Litt lands a nice short elbow.
Litt looks to score some points with some ground and pound.

Blackburn actively working from the bottom here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Litt is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Litt wants to pass the guard but Blackburn is defending well.
Litt wants to control but Blackburn is keeping him busy.
Litt looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Litt wants to pass to mount but Blackburn is defending the position.
Blackburn moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Litt works over Blackburn with some ground and pound from guard.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Litt trying to control but Blackburn is working from the bottom.

Blackburn is looking for a triangle but Litt pushes his legs off easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Litt scores with a nice body kick.
Litt fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Blackburn was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Blackburn bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Litt's head.
Litt lands a body shot.
Blackburn doesn't manage to clinch there - Litt circles away.
Litt throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Blackburn punishes Litt's body with a nice straight punch.
Blackburn throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Litt is looking to clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Litt with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Blackburn to score with a decent uppercut.

Litt closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
A knee to the head by Blackburn.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Blackburn prevents the takedown attempt.
Litt lands with a right to the head.
Litt wants a takedown.
Lugh Blackburn has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Louie Litt.
Litt scores with a hook to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn tries to land a knee to the head but Litt blocks with his arms.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Litt won't allow it.
Blackburn fails to pull guard.
Blackburn connects with a knee to the head.
Litt struggles to land a body shot inside as Blackburn controls his hands.
Litt lands a left hand that snaps the head of Blackburn backwards.
Litt misses with a punch to the body.
Litt tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Blackburn's elbow.
Blackburn lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Litt backwards.
Litt has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Litt.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but Litt turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Litt scores with a nice hook to the head.
Litt throws a punch but it's blocked by Blackburn.
Litt lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Blackburn lands a hook to the side of the head.
Blackburn lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Litt scores with a hook to the body.
Litt misses with a short punch on the inside.
Litt lands a right hand that snaps the head of Blackburn backwards.
Litt misses with a hook to the ribs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Litt managing to block the knees to the body from Blackburn.
Blackburn prevents a body shot from Litt.
Litt misses with a body punch.
Blackburn trying to land knees to the body.
Good body shot from Litt.
Litt working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Blackburn missing with knees to the body.
Litt misses with a hook to the ribs.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Litt just stands there and leans against the cage.
Litt blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Blackburn prevents a body shot from Litt.
Litt tries to work over Blackburn's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Blackburn blocks a body shot from Litt.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Blackburn.
Litt makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Blackburn lands a nice uppercut.
Litt lands with a light punch inside.
Litt swings wildly with an uppercut but Blackburn uses good head movement to avoid it.
A short right from Litt on the inside.
Litt misses with a body punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A short left from Litt.
Litt tries a body shot but Blackburn blocks it.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but Litt has him pressed against the cage.
Blackburn jumps guard but Litt stands there with Blackburn around his waist. Blackburn gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
A nice right hand lands inside from Litt.
Blackburn tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Litt's elbow.
Litt lands a left hand.
Litt lands a shoulder strike.
Blackburn unloads a knee to the mid-section. Litt lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Litt lands a body shot in the clinch.
Litt softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Litt just stands there and leans against the cage.
Litt misses with a short punch on the inside.
Blackburn has a couple of punches blocked by Litt.
Litt misses with some punches.
Still in the clinch, Litt scores with a nice short uppercut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Litt.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A right hand to the body from Litt.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Litt lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Litt scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Blackburn lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Litt tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Litt lands a hook to the side of the head.
Litt misses with a body punch.
Litt tries to throw a body punch but Blackburn avoids it by throwing Litt back against the cage.
A short body shot lands from Litt as the two fighters clinch.
Litt misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Litt doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Litt works on Blackburn's body with a couple of short punches.
A short right from Litt on the inside.
Litt lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Louie Litt seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Litt lands a left hand.
Blackburn throws a punch but it's blocked by Litt.
Litt tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Blackburn fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Litt misses with a body punch.
Nice body punch from Litt - that landed with a thud.
Blackburn misses with a knee to the head.
A nice left hand lands by Litt.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Louie Litt 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. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Litt throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Blackburn sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Litt throws a wild body kick that Blackburn sees coming a mile off.
Blackburn ducks under a wild hook from Litt.
Blackburn lands with an uppercut that bounces Litt off the cage and back into range.
Blackburn throws a jab but it's blocked by Litt.
Blackburn waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Litt.
Litt changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Litt looks to land a right hand but Blackburn moved out of range.
Blackburn is looking to counter the offense by Litt and move into the clinch.
Litt moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Lugh Blackburn seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Litt throws a body kick that misses.
Litt throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Blackburn on the side of the head.
Litt misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Blackburn.
Blackburn with a nice cross.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Litt blocks a jab.
Litt doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Litt misses with the body kick
and Blackburn counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Blackburn throws a body shot but no joy.
Litt throws out a counter right but Blackburn avoids it with no problem.
Blackburn leaves Litt with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn scores with a hook to the body. Litt takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Litt swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

Blackburn darts in and clinches Litt up against the cage.
Litt can't find room to land a body shot as Blackburn controls the action.
Litt has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Blackburn after a bit of a struggle.
Litt can't find room to land a body shot as Blackburn controls the action.
Blackburn with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Litt doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Litt successfully pulls guard.
Litt wants to sweep here but Blackburn controlling him for the moment.
Litt looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Blackburn puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Blackburn is trying to control the action in half guard but Litt is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Litt trying to control here.

Blackburn wants to work for an arm triangle but Litt is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Louie Litt 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.
Litt keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.

Blackburn is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Litt works his way to full guard. Good work.
Blackburn preventing the sweep.
Blackburn tries to free his leg and advance position but Litt is retaining full guard.
Litt avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Blackburn missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Litt is adopting a defensive guard.
Blackburn throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Litt 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.
Blackburn working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Litt has Blackburn pulled in close to control his posture.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Litt looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Lugh Blackburn has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Litt shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Blackburn but Blackburn pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Lugh Blackburn has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Louie Litt.
Blackburn catches Litt with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Litt swings for the body but Blackburn moves out of range.
Litt misses with a hook.
Blackburn looks to throw the jab but Litt is out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Litt swings for the body but Blackburn moves out of range.
Litt throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
An attempted straight right counter from Blackburn misses the target.
A jab from Litt misses.
A lazy left from Blackburn finds it's target.
Good standup being displayed there by Blackburn as he connects with a hook.
Litt scores with a jab to the body.
Blackburn swats away the attempt to clinch by Litt.
Blackburn swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Blackburn lands with a cross.
Blackburn takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Litt has taken the fight to the clinch.
Blackburn tries to land a knee to the head but Litt blocks with his arms.
Blackburn swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Blackburn misses with a shot to the kidneys.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Alec Ball scores the fight 28:29
Judge Steve Smith scores the fight 28:29
Judge Elvis Blanc scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Louie Litt!

A victorious Louie Litt thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Event: CEFC Fight Night 115     
Date:   Dec 28, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Lugh Blackburn (ranked 1969 p4p, 259 weight class) and Levan Kvirkvelia (ranked 2521 p4p, 315 weight class). Blackburn comes to the cage accompanied by When the Man Comes Down. Lugh Blackburn has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

187 cm
35
200 lbs
22 - 15 - 1
173 cm
26
175 lbs
10 - 8 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Levan Kvirkvelia!
The judges for this bout are William Peck, Dillan Fox and Ian Loll.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Blackburn closes the distance and pushes Kvirkvelia back into the cage.
Blackburn misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Kvirkvelia.

Kvirkvelia breaks from the clinch.
Kvirkvelia takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
A swing and a miss from Kvirkvelia.
Blackburn scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Kvirkvelia throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Kvirkvelia fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Blackburn has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Kvirkvelia throws an ugly left hook that misses
letting Blackburn counter with a right hand.
Blackburn misses with a looping right.
Blackburn is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Blackburn fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kvirkvelia manages to avoid it.
Nice jab there from Blackburn.
A head kick by Kvirkvelia misses
and Blackburn cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
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!
Kvirkvelia 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.
Blackburn gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Blackburn, as that shot connected.
Kvirkvelia takes one on the button.
Blackburn digs a good hook to Kvirkvelia's body.
Kvirkvelia misses with a wild body shot.
As Kvirkvelia tries to get set, Blackburn tries to push him back and clinch up but Kvirkvelia manages to avoid the attempt.
Nice uppercut there from Kvirkvelia.
Kvirkvelia throws a body punch but Blackburn moves out of range.
Levan Kvirkvelia seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kvirkvelia ducks right into an uppercut from Blackburn.
Blackburn swings for the body but Kvirkvelia moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kvirkvelia looks to land a left hand but Blackburn moved out of range nicely.
Kvirkvelia misses with a body shot.
Kvirkvelia paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Kvirkvelia keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Blackburn.
Kvirkvelia tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Blackburn was well out of range. Poor timing from Kvirkvelia.
A slow jab from Blackburn misses its intended target.
The fighters circling - Kvirkvelia throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Kvirkvelia with a jab.
Kvirkvelia throws a lazy right hand but Blackburn sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Blackburn is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
A punch lands to the side of Blackburn 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Blackburn on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Kvirkvelia. Kvirkvelia obviously looking to wear him down.
Kvirkvelia swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Blackburn lands a head shot.
Blackburn cracks a nice hook into Kvirkvelia's ribs.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kvirkvelia walks into a stiff left hand from Blackburn.
Kvirkvelia lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Blackburn at a distance.
Blackburn looks to land a left hand but Kvirkvelia moved out of range nicely.
Kvirkvelia ducks down and throws a hook to the body.

Blackburn pushes Kvirkvelia up against the cage in a clinch.
Blackburn misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Kvirkvelia.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kvirkvelia lands a body shot in the clinch.

Kvirkvelia breaks from the clinch.
A shot to the liver by Blackburn. Beautiful body shot.
Blackburn dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Kvirkvelia tries to work over Blackburn's front leg with a kick but Blackburn checks it.
Blackburn waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kvirkvelia.
Kvirkvelia lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Blackburn thuds his right hand into Kvirkvelia's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.

Blackburn clinches with his opponent.
Kvirkvelia misses with a body punch.
Blackburn tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Kvirkvelia smiles and moves away.
Blackburn jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Blackburn displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Kvirkvelia throws out the jab.
Nice defenses there by Blackburn.
Blackburn loads up on a big right hand but Kvirkvelia slips the punch.
Kvirkvelia fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Kvirkvelia looks to land a left hand but Blackburn moved out of range nicely.
Kvirkvelia looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Kvirkvelia lands a nice looking body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Kvirkvelia uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Kvirkvelia misses with a leg kick
and Blackburn counters with a stiff right hand.
Kvirkvelia with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Blackburn to score with a decent uppercut.
Blackburn misses with a wild body shot.
Blackburn ducks under a wild hook from Kvirkvelia.
Blackburn is looking to counter punch.
Kvirkvelia throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Kvirkvelia throws a looping overhand right but Blackburn ducks down to avoid it.
Kvirkvelia tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Blackburn was well out of range. Poor timing from Kvirkvelia.
Blackburn connects with a body shot that sends Kvirkvelia's belly button to the back.
Blackburn scores with a jab. Kvirkvelia acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Blackburn misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kvirkvelia.
Kvirkvelia throws a looping overhand right but Blackburn ducks down to avoid it.
Blackburn just misses with a punch to the body.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Kvirkvelia.
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!
Kvirkvelia misses with an uppercut. Blackburn saw that one coming.
A big right from Kvirkvelia misses.
Kvirkvelia misses with a hook. Blackburn ducked under it nicely.
Blackburn takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Kvirkvelia attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Blackburn defending well as Kvirkvelia loads up on a big left hand.
Blackburn is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Kvirkvelia shoots for a double leg takedown but Blackburn sprawls well. He's pushed Kvirkvelia's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Kvirkvelia throws a body shot but no joy.
Blackburn lands a lovely overhand right.
Blackburn tests Kvirkvelia's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Kvirkvelia misses with a hook. Blackburn ducked under it nicely.
Blackburn blocks a leg kick.
Blackburn has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Blackburn there as he acknowledges the shot.
Blackburn scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Kvirkvelia doesn't seem bothered though.
Blackburn's corner calls for a 1-2. Blackburn obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Blackburn slips under a jab.
Blackburn defending well as Kvirkvelia loads up on a big left hand.
Blackburn uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Kvirkvelia takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

Blackburn instigates a clinch.
Kvirkvelia throws a head punch that misses.
Blackburn with a knee to the head.

Kvirkvelia is rocked!
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 Lugh Blackburn will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


A slow jab from Kvirkvelia misses its intended target.
Kvirkvelia is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
A swing and a miss from Kvirkvelia.
Nice defenses there by Blackburn.
Kvirkvelia throws a body shot but no joy.
Blackburn throws a shot from downtown. Kvirkvelia moves away and avoids it.
Kvirkvelia displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Blackburn throws out the jab.
Kvirkvelia throws a hook to the side of Blackburn's head but Blackburn sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Blackburn throwing a counter right hand but Kvirkvelia manages to avoid it.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Blackburn lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Kvirkvelia backwards.
Blackburn tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Blackburn jumps guard but Kvirkvelia turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Blackburn lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Kvirkvelia or not.
Nice body punch from Kvirkvelia - that landed with a thud.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kvirkvelia.
Kvirkvelia tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Blackburn's elbow.
Blackburn misses with the head strike.
Blackburn is pressed up against the cage. Kvirkvelia has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Blackburn down to the mat. Blackburn avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Kvirkvelia takes one to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kvirkvelia lands with a good body shot.
Kvirkvelia uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Blackburn.
Blackburn throws a hook but Kvirkvelia avoids it easily.
Kvirkvelia drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Blackburn defends it well.
Blackburn lands a jab to the head.
Nice jab there from Kvirkvelia.
Kvirkvelia with a hook.
Blackburn steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kvirkvelia.
Kvirkvelia takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Kvirkvelia loads up on a big right hand but Blackburn slips the punch.
Good exchange - Blackburn coming out on top.
Blackburn throws a jab when Kvirkvelia was well out of range.
A big right from Kvirkvelia misses.
Kvirkvelia throws a jab when Blackburn was well out of range.
Kvirkvelia misses with a shot to the body
and Blackburn cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Blackburn takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Blackburn ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Blackburn throws a hook but Kvirkvelia blocks it.
A cross from Blackburn lands.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kvirkvelia displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Blackburn throws out the jab.
Kvirkvelia cracks Blackburn with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Levan Kvirkvelia seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Blackburn slips a straight right by Kvirkvelia.
Kvirkvelia fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Kvirkvelia throws a hook but Blackburn blocks it.
Kvirkvelia avoids the body shot from Blackburn.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Blackburn.
Kvirkvelia pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Blackburn walks into a straight right hand from Kvirkvelia.
Blackburn works the jab nicely.
Blackburn sizes up Kvirkvelia with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Kvirkvelia throws a shot from downtown. Blackburn moves away and avoids it.
Kvirkvelia finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Blackburn drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Blackburn moves out of range of the strikes.
Kvirkvelia scores with a punch to the head.
Kvirkvelia looks to land a right hand but Blackburn moved out of range.
Blackburn slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Kvirkvelia is still on wobbly legs! Can Blackburn finish him?

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kvirkvelia keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kvirkvelia seems to have recovered his senses.
Kvirkvelia looks to score with a jab to the body but Blackburn is just out of range.
Kvirkvelia has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.

Blackburn has taken the fight to the clinch.
A short body shot lands from Kvirkvelia as the two fighters clinch.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Blackburn's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!

Blackburn manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Kvirkvelia sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Blackburn will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Kvirkvelia trying to control but Blackburn is working from the bottom.
Kvirkvelia controls from within his opponent's guard.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kvirkvelia's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Kvirkvelia postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.

Blackburn looking for a guillotine here but Kvirkvelia defends easily.
Kvirkvelia is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Kvirkvelia wants to control from the top but Blackburn keeps moving.
Kvirkvelia looking to sit in guard and control but Blackburn gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

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

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


Jab by Kvirkvelia.
Good standup being displayed there by Blackburn as he connects with a hook.
Blackburn changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Blackburn changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Kvirkvelia fails with the takedown.
Kvirkvelia scores with a body shot.
Blackburn swings for the body but Kvirkvelia moves out of range.
Blackburn lands a head shot.
Blackburn waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kvirkvelia.
Blackburn steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Kvirkvelia.
Blackburn lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Blackburn ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Kvirkvelia tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Blackburn was well out of range. Poor timing from Kvirkvelia.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Blackburn scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Blackburn lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
The fighters circle momentarily. Blackburn darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kvirkvelia misses with a series of wild punches.
Blackburn is looking to counter punch.

Blackburn darts in and clinches Kvirkvelia up against the cage.
Blackburn misses with a short punch on the inside.

Blackburn drags the fight down to the ground.
Kvirkvelia controls from within his opponent's guard.

Kvirkvelia avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

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

Blackburn looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Blackburn controls Kvirkvelia momentarily but Kvirkvelia frees himself.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kvirkvelia controlling from the top position.

Blackburn throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kvirkvelia stays in close to Blackburn's body and controls the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Blackburn walks into a straight right hand from Kvirkvelia.
A big left from Blackburn misses.
Blackburn lands with a hook. Kvirkvelia tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Blackburn thuds his right hand into Kvirkvelia's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Blackburn sizes up Kvirkvelia with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Kvirkvelia misses with a jab to the body
and Blackburn counters with a nice body shot.
Kvirkvelia gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Blackburn misses with an uppercut. Kvirkvelia saw that one coming.
Kvirkvelia is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Kvirkvelia fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Blackburn manages to avoid it.
Kvirkvelia walks into a stiff left hand from Blackburn.
Blackburn connects with the punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Blackburn throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Kvirkvelia misses with a hook.

Blackburn clinches with his opponent.
Blackburn tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Kvirkvelia makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Blackburn misses with the head strike.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Blackburn.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kvirkvelia.
Blackburn working aggressively here.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but Kvirkvelia has him pressed against the cage.
Blackburn tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Kvirkvelia smiles and moves away.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Blackburn swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Blackburn moves out of range as Kvirkvelia strikes.
A jab from Kvirkvelia misses.
Kvirkvelia works Blackburn's body with a nice hook.
Kvirkvelia keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kvirkvelia throws out a loose jab but Blackburn uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kvirkvelia keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kvirkvelia is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.

And that's the end of the fight!
Lugh Blackburn showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Blackburn 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 William Peck scores the fight 29:29
Judge Dillan Fox scores the fight 29:28
Judge Ian Loll scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Lugh Blackburn!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
80%

 

Event: CEFC Live 46     
Date:   Dec 13, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Lugh Blackburn (ranked 2634 p4p, 326 weight class) and Parker Phoenix (ranked 2984 p4p, 365 weight class). Blackburn comes to the cage accompanied by When the Man Comes Down. 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.

187 cm
35
200 lbs
21 - 15 - 1
191 cm
33
186 lbs
22 - 12 - 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 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Parker Phoenix!
The judges for this bout are William Peck, Gregory Folan and Ian Loll.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Blackburn gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Blackburn prevents a body shot from Phoenix.
Phoenix struggles to land a body shot inside as Blackburn controls his hands.
Phoenix lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Blackburn or not.
Phoenix tries a body shot but Blackburn blocks it.
Blackburn jumps guard but Phoenix turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
A hook to the body from Phoenix.
Phoenix doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Phoenix lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Blackburn.
Phoenix lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Phoenix lands a hook that snaps the head of Blackburn backwards.
Phoenix tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Blackburn's elbow.
Blackburn tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
A shot in the inside from Blackburn.
Nice elbow from Phoenix.
Phoenix lands a shoulder strike.
Phoenix works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Blackburn misses with the head strike.
Phoenix tries a body shot but Blackburn blocks it.
Phoenix on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Good body shot from Phoenix.
A right handed body shot lands from Phoenix.
Phoenix working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Phoenix lands a nice elbow from the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Blackburn jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Phoenix walks away with a smile on his face. Blackburn gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Lugh Blackburn. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Blackburn moves out of range as Phoenix strikes.
Phoenix uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Blackburn.
Phoenix ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Phoenix lands an overhand right.
Phoenix misses with a straight right.
Phoenix throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Phoenix takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Phoenix misses with a body shot.
Blackburn is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Phoenix.
Phoenix lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
The fighters circling - Phoenix throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Blackburn appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Blackburn with a nice cross.
A looping hook to the body misses from Blackburn. Phoenix does a little dance to reset his feet.
Blackburn tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Phoenix was well out of range. Poor timing from Blackburn.

Blackburn forces Phoenix back against the cage and clinches.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Blackburn takes an elbow to the forehead.
Phoenix lands a body punch.
Blackburn tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Phoenix smiles and moves away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A big right from Blackburn misses.
Blackburn thuds a left hand into Phoenix's body.
Phoenix changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Phoenix fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Blackburn misses with a right hand
and Phoenix counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Phoenix dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Phoenix misses with a body shot.
Phoenix misses with a wild body shot.
Blackburn misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Phoenix.
A big left from Blackburn misses.
Phoenix takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Phoenix misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Blackburn connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Blackburn throws a jab but it's blocked by Phoenix.
Phoenix lands a slapping body shot.
Decent striking displayed by Phoenix there.
Phoenix throws a body punch but Blackburn moves out of range.
Phoenix thows a left - swing and a miss!
Phoenix pulls out of a head kick attempt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn lands a slapping body shot.
Phoenix tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Blackburn paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Phoenix is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Blackburn rather than just go for the knockout.
Phoenix misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Blackburn.
Phoenix throws a body punch but Blackburn moves out of range.
Phoenix misses with a looping left.
Blackburn moves away from the strike by Phoenix.
Phoenix fails to land with a series of punches.
Phoenix tries for a takedown but Blackburn circles away easily
and Blackburn cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Phoenix ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Blackburn moves away.

Blackburn clinches with his opponent.
Blackburn blocks a body shot from Phoenix.
Blackburn using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Phoenix has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Blackburn.
Phoenix can't find room to land a body shot as Blackburn controls the action.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Blackburn.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Phoenix.
Blackburn misses with a knee to the head.
Blackburn fails to pull the fight into his guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Phoenix lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Blackburn backwards.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Phoenix pushes off an throws an elbow but Blackburn leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Phoenix creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Blackburn's defenses.
Phoenix blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Phoenix misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Phoenix lands a hook to the side of the head.
Phoenix blocks an uppercut.
Phoenix lands an elbow inside.
Blackburn lands with a left to the head.
Phoenix misses with the head strike.
Blackburn misses with some punches.
Blackburn fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A right hook to the body lands for Phoenix.
Blackburn tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Phoenix avoids it.
Phoenix tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Blackburn's elbow.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Blackburn blocks a body shot from Phoenix.
Blackburn fails to pull guard.
Phoenix tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Nice body punch from Phoenix.
Phoenix tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Blackburn's elbow.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A looping hook to the body misses from Phoenix. Blackburn does a little dance to reset his feet.
A jab from Phoenix does it's job there.
Phoenix ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Phoenix throws a body punch but Blackburn moves out of range.
Blackburn is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Phoenix.
Blackburn looks to throw the jab but Phoenix is out of range.
Phoenix ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Blackburn moves away.
Phoenix takes a swing at Blackburn's ribcage but misses.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Blackburn is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Phoenix.
Blackburn throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Phoenix throws a jab when Blackburn was well out of range.
Phoenix pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Phoenix slips a straight right by Blackburn.
Blackburn has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Phoenix finds it's way round the side to connect with Blackburn's head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Blackburn has closed the distance and engaged Phoenix in a clinch.
Blackburn fails to pull guard.
Blackburn tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Phoenix avoids it.
Blackburn blocks a body shot from Phoenix.
Phoenix pushes Blackburn back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Phoenix lands with a short punch from the clinch.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Phoenix has a couple of punches blocked by Blackburn.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Phoenix tries to throw a body punch but Blackburn avoids it by throwing Phoenix back against the cage.
Blackburn scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Blackburn blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Blackburn throws a knee to the head but misses.
Phoenix misses with a short punch on the inside.
Blackburn blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Phoenix doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Blackburn lands with a right to the head.
Blackburn blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Phoenix lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Blackburn blocks a body shot from Phoenix.
Blackburn lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Phoenix lands a nice shot to the body.
Phoenix blocks a body shot from Blackburn.
Blackburn avoids the elbow strike from Phoenix, against the cage.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Phoenix.
Blackburn prevents a body shot from Phoenix.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but Phoenix has him pressed against the cage.
Phoenix softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A head punch on the inside from Phoenix fails to land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Phoenix blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Parker Phoenix seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.

Blackburn decides to pull guard.
Phoenix trying to control but Blackburn is working from the bottom.
Phoenix is looking to stand up but Blackburn won't let him.
Phoenix trying to control the position from guard on top but Blackburn is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:45 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Lugh Blackburn!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
72%

 

Event: CEFC 264     
Date:   Nov 18, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Zoe Harris (ranked 2435 p4p, 315 weight class) and Lugh Blackburn (ranked 4859 p4p, 537 weight class). Blackburn has chosen When the Man Comes Down as his entrance music. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

180 cm
38
196 lbs
32 - 23 - 0
187 cm
34
200 lbs
20 - 15 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 23 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Zoe Harris!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
The judges for this bout are Elvis Blanc, Trevor Gratis and Gregory Folan.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Harris closes the distance and clinches.
Harris throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Blackburns head.
Blackburn misses with a short punch on the inside.
Blackburn fails to pull guard.
Blackburn blocks an uppercut.
Harris misses with a punch on the inside.
Harris just leaning against Blackburn, taking a breather.
A short body shot lands from Harris as the two fighters clinch.
Blackburn fails to pull guard.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Harris creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Blackburn swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Harris managing to block the knees to the body from Blackburn.
Harris stalls.
Blackburn throws a knee to the head but misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Blackburn throws a head punch that misses.
Blackburn managing to block the knees to the body from Harris.
Blackburn blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Blackburn fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Zoe Harris has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Lugh Blackburn.
Harris can't find room to land a body shot as Blackburn controls the action.
Harris managing to block the knees to the body from Blackburn.
Blackburn is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn scores with a knee to the head.

It looks like Zoe Harris has been cut.
Harris swings wildly with an uppercut but Blackburn uses good head movement to avoid it.
Harris takes a shot to the head.
Harris goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Blackburn lands a right hand that snaps the head of Harris backwards.
Blackburn throws a knee to the head but misses.
Blackburn tries to land a knee to the head but misses.

Blackburn gets control of Harris's arms and successfully pulls guard. Blackburn will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
Blackburn is trying to control the position but Harris postures up.
Harris wants to get up but he can't break Blackburn's closed guard. He needs to be careful trying to break the legs open, as he's open to submissions here.

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

Harris stands up from Blackburn's guard - Harris perhaps looking for a knockout.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Harris moves away.
Blackburn scores with a shot to the body.
Blackburn bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Lugh Blackburn seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Blackburn thuds his right hand into Harris's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Blackburn scores with a hook.
Harris misses with a few strikes there.
Harris with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Blackburn to score with a decent uppercut.
The fighters circle momentarily. Blackburn darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Blackburn fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Harris looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Blackburn lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Blackburn throws a jab but it's blocked by Harris.
Blackburn has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Blackburn scores with a jab to the body.
Harris jabs Blackburn to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Harris connects with a jab.
Blackburn swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Harris counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Harris takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Harris throws a nice outside leg kick.
Blackburn connects with a jab.
Blackburn throws a body shot but no joy.
A looping hook to the body misses from Blackburn. Harris does a little dance to reset his feet.
Blackburn tests Harris's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Harris moves away from the strike by Blackburn.
Blackburn scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Harris tests Blackburn's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Harris has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Harris there as he acknowledges the shot.
Blackburn moves out of range as Harris strikes.
It seemed like Blackburn was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Blackburn scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Harris misses with a straight left.
Harris throws a right and a left that both miss.
Blackburn looks like he wants to counter punch here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Harris drops his hands momentarily and Blackburn takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Blackburn lands with a right hand.
Blackburn lands a right hook to the body.
Blackburn connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Harris's hands.
Blackburn avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Blackburn stuns Harris with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.

Blackburn has closed the distance and engaged Harris in a clinch.
A nice left hand lands by Blackburn.
Harris lands a hook that snaps the head of Blackburn backwards.
Blackburn blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Harris tries to land knees in the clinch but Blackburn avoids the damage to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Blackburn fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Blackburn doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Blackburn manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Harris wants to stand but Blackburn is controlling his posture from full guard.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Blackburn is on top in guard.

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

Lugh Blackburn dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Zoe Harris's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Blackburn paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Harris rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Blackburn moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Blackburn on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Harris throws a hook to the side of Blackburn's head but Blackburn sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A combination from Harris does no damage.
Harris lands with a cross.
Blackburn paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Harris misses with a head kick.
Blackburn lands an overhand right.
Harris swats away the attempt to clinch by Blackburn.
Lugh Blackburn seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Blackburn connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Harris throws a right hand that Blackburn ducks under and follows up with a left that Blackburn also avoids with ease.
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!
Blackburn connects with a nice looking jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Harris is looking to control Blackburn's arms but Blackburn gets an underhook and turns him. Now Harris has his back to the cage.
Harris effectively controlling the action here.

Blackburn has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Harris uses from the top position.

Harris stands up and waves to Blackburn to follow him.
Blackburn cracks Harris with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Blackburn's corner calls for a 1-2. Blackburn obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Blackburn's jab looks to have found its range, popping Harris under the eye.
Blackburn uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Harris.
Harris with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Blackburn to score with a decent uppercut.
Blackburn cracks Harris with an open hand slap.
Blackburn digs a good hook to Harris's 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!
Blackburn ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Harris moves away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Harris misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Blackburn lands a really nice looking cross but Harris seems unphased.
Harris takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.

Blackburn moves into the clinch successfully.
Harris pushes Blackburn back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Blackburn working aggressively here.
Harris blocking some punches.
Nice body punch from Harris.
Harris trying to stall but Blackburn improves his position.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Harris creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Harris throws an elbow that misses.
Blackburn tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Harris lands a shot to the body.
Harris lands a shot to the body.
Blackburn is breathing heavily.
Blackburn misses with a body punch.
Harris struggles to land a body shot inside as Blackburn controls his hands.
Harris trying to stall but Blackburn improves his position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn misses with a short punch on the inside.
Harris lands a right hand.
Harris lands an elbow that stopped Blackburn in his tracks for a moment.
Blackburn lands a knee to the head.
Harris leaning against his opponent.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Harris creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Harris avoiding damage as Blackburn throws knees to the body.
A short right from Harris on the inside.
Harris missing with knees to the body.
Blackburn tries to land a knee to the head but Harris blocks with his arms.
Harris misses with a knee to the head.
Blackburn lands a nice uppercut.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Maybe Harris would be better served going for some more strikes rather than trying to control so much.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Harris holds him up against the cage and eventually Blackburn drops back down to his feet.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Harris.
Harris lands a hook that snaps the head of Blackburn backwards.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Harris will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Blackburn up against the cage.
Harris pushes Blackburn back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Harris tries to land knees in the clinch but Blackburn avoids the damage to the body.
Harris lands a shot to the body.
Blackburn lands an uppercut.
Blackburn takes an elbow to the temple.

It looks like Lugh Blackburn has been cut.
Blackburn fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Zoe Harris has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Lugh Blackburn.
Harris manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
A short right from Blackburn.

Harris escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Blackburn dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Harris will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Lugh Blackburn will probably get the nod - 10:9.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!



Blackburn drives through and clinches with Harris against the cage.
Blackburn misses with a knee to the head.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Harris holds him up against the cage and eventually Blackburn drops back down to his feet.
Harris trying to stall but Blackburn improves his position.
Blackburn tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Harris working aggressively here.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but Harris turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Zoe Harris has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Lugh Blackburn.
Blackburn misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Harris.
Harris lands a shoulder strike.
Harris looking to stall.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Harris lands a right hand.
Harris lands a left hand that snaps the head of Blackburn backwards.
Blackburn throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Harris throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Blackburns head.
Harris looks to throw an elbow but misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Harris lands a left hand that snaps the head of Blackburn backwards.
Harris looking to stall.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Harris creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Harris lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Harris lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Harris misses with the head strike.
Blackburn blocking some punches.
Harris lands with a light punch inside.
Harris lands a left hand.
Blackburn blocks an uppercut.
Blackburn looking to throw knees to the head but Harris is blocking nicely.
Blackburn tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
A head punch on the inside from Harris fails to land.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Blackburn.
Harris unloads a knee to the mid-section. Blackburn lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
The referee is keeping an eye on Harris - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Blackburn lands with a short head shot on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Blackburn jumps guard but Harris stands there with Blackburn around his waist. Blackburn gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.

Harris breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Blackburn avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Harris throws a body punch but Blackburn moves out of range.
Blackburn throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Harris stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Harris fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Blackburn lands a jab to Harris's midsection.
Harris 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 crowd cheers as Blackburn lands an impressive looking overhand right. Harris doesn't seem phased though.
Blackburn scores with a nice head shot.
Nice defenses there by Blackburn.
Blackburn digs a good hook to Harris's body.
Blackburn connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Blackburn scores with a nice head shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Harris fails to land with a series of punches.
Harris swinging wildly here.
Harris walks into a straight right hand from Blackburn.
Harris tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Harris on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Harris misses with a double jab.
Harris wants to slow Blackburn down by chopping away at his legs.
Blackburn looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Blackburn takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Harris takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Blackburn with a hook.
Harris on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Harris misses with a kick to the body.
Blackburn scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Harris doesn't seem bothered though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Harris has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Blackburn finds it's way round the side to connect with Harris's head.
Blackburn lands a head shot.
Blackburn uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Harris has time to react.
Zoe Harris has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Blackburn throws a body punch but Harris moves out of range.
A punch combination from Harris misses.
Harris takes a jab right on the kisser.
Blackburn throws a good cross that connects.

Blackburn gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Harris goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Blackburn's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Blackburn lands a right hand that snaps the head of Harris backwards.

Harris is rocked!
Blackburn pushes Harris back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Oh Harris is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Harris doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Blackburn pushes Harris against the cage. Blackburn is working some dirty boxing. Blackburn pushes off with a quick right hook! Harris goes down! Harris tries to stand but stumbles back to his kness! Blackburn moves in to finish and the ref steps in to prevent any more damage!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Lugh Blackburn!
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pop
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RATING
97%

 

Event: CEFC 260     
Date:   Oct 28, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Jermey Arnold (ranked 1308 p4p, 166 weight class) and Lugh Blackburn (ranked 4172 p4p, 459 weight class). Blackburn is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by When the Man Comes Down. Jermey Arnold is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples... Tweaking his own nipples that is.

190 cm
39
203 lbs
34 - 18 - 1
187 cm
34
200 lbs
20 - 14 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 18 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Jermey Arnold!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
The judges for this bout are Dillan Fox, Gregory Folan and Trevor Gratis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Blackburn takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Blackburn misses with a left hand
enabling Arnold to counter with a crisp jab.
Blackburn throws out a loose jab but Arnold uses good head movement to avoid it.
Arnold lands with a straight right. Blackburn didn't see that one coming.
Arnold avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Blackburn gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Arnold lands a right hand that snaps the head of Blackburn backwards.
Blackburn tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Blackburn.
Blackburn misses with the head strike.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Arnold blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Arnold lands a hook to the side of the head.
Arnold blocks an uppercut.

Blackburn has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Arnold uses from the top position.
Arnold controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.

Blackburn looking for a guillotine here but Arnold defends easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Blackburn had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Arnold defends it easily.

Blackburn working away from the bottom but not quite defensive enough there because Arnold has passed into half guard!
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Blackburn is looking for a sweep. Arnold is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Blackburn looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Arnold in particular looking to stall.
Arnold prevents Blackburn from improving his position.

Arnold moves into side control, avoiding a weak kimura attempt from Blackburn.
Arnold 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.
Blackburn tries to get back to half guard but can't.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn struggling a bit here.
Arnold controls the position.
Blackburn gets back to half guard.
Blackburn regains full guard. Nicely done.
Arnold wants to control from the top but Blackburn keeps moving.

Blackburn looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Blackburn is trying to control the position from the bottom.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Arnold sitting in guard, not really doing much.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Arnold wants to control from the top but Blackburn keeps moving.

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

Blackburn looking to force a kimura from the bottom here. He's concentrating on that move too much though and Arnold pushes past his half guard into mount!
Blackburn is trying to escape the mount.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Arnold tries to control but Blackburn wriggling away.
Arnold avoids the attempt from Blackburn to control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Arnold fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Blackburn is out of range.
Arnold is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Blackburn can do to turn this around?
Arnold takes a swing at Blackburn's ribcage but misses.
Blackburn avoids the body shot from Arnold.
Blackburn tries to counter with a clinch but Arnold shakes him off and moves away.
Blackburn throws a looping overhand right but Arnold ducks down to avoid it.
Blackburn uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Arnold uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Blackburn.
Blackburn looks to land a left hand but Arnold moved out of range nicely.
Arnold thows a left - swing and a miss!
Blackburn throws a body punch but Arnold moves out of range.
Arnold moves out of range of the strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Arnold misses with a wild body shot.
Blackburn wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Arnold defending well as Blackburn loads up on a big left hand.
Blackburn ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Blackburn rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Arnold counters with a straight punch to the midsection.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn misses with a looping right.
Arnold misses with a body shot.
Arnold connects with the punch.
Nice shot lands for Blackburn.
Blackburn tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Arnold paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Arnold misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
The fight stays on the outside here - Blackburn looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Arnold cracks Blackburn with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Arnold lands with an overhand left.
Blackburn 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.
Arnold uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Blackburn.
Arnold misses with a head kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Arnold misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Blackburn.
Blackburn throws a body shot but no joy.
An attempted straight right counter from Arnold misses the target.
Arnold connects with a body shot.
A jab lands there for Blackburn.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Arnold avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Blackburn fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Arnold on the side of the head.
Blackburn fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Blackburn missing with a left hand there. Arnold was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Arnold moves away from the strike by Blackburn.
Arnold connects with a body shot.
Arnold throws a jab but it's blocked by Blackburn.
Blackburn jabs Arnold to the body, keeping him at a distance.

Arnold moves into the clinch.
Blackburn with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Blackburn working aggressively here.
Arnold misses with a knee to the head.
A nice right hand lands inside from Blackburn.
Arnold with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Blackburn fails to pull guard.
Arnold tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Arnold is trying to stall.
Arnold utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Arnold is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Arnold landing knees to the head.
Blackburn swings wildly with an uppercut but Arnold uses good head movement to avoid it.
Nice body punch from Blackburn.
Arnold misses with a knee to the head.
Arnold tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Blackburn pushes Arnold back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Blackburn gets control of Arnold's arms and successfully pulls guard. Blackburn will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Blackburn looking for a guillotine here but Arnold defends easily.
Arnold content to stall in guard here.

Arnold avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Arnold controls from within his opponent's guard.
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 Jermey Arnold will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action! And we move into the final round!


Arnold ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Arnold is looking for a counter combo.
Arnold feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Blackburns jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Blackburn misses with a right hand
and Arnold counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Blackburn takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Blackburn digs a good body shot into Arnold's ribs.
Blackburn scores with a punch to the head.
Arnold scores with a head kick.
Arnold loads up on a big right hand but Blackburn slips the punch.
Blackburn scores with a body shot.
Arnold steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Blackburn.
Lugh Blackburn seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Arnold on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Blackburn throws a jab when Arnold was well out of range.
Arnold throws a head kick that Blackburn semi-blocks.

Blackburn rushes Arnold and presses him up against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Arnold smiles and moves away.
A jab from Blackburn misses.
Blackburn lands a right hook to the body.
Arnold tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Arnold swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Jermey Arnold is winning the standup battle so far.
Blackburn misses with an uppercut.
Arnold swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Arnold tests Blackburn's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Arnold takes one on the button.
Arnold throws a hook but Blackburn blocks it.
Blackburn throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Arnold counters with a big head kick but Blackburn shrugs it off.
Jermey Arnold is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Blackburn slips a jab from Arnold.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Arnold tries to close the distance and clinch up but Blackburn swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Blackburn misses the body punch
and Arnold counters with a stiff right hand.
Blackburn bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Arnold's head.

Arnold has managed to clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Blackburn tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Arnold to keep the fight standing.
Blackburn throws a head punch that misses.
Blackburn scores with a hook to the body.
A short left from Blackburn.
Blackburn fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Jermey Arnold has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Lugh Blackburn.
Arnold pushes Blackburn back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Arnold takes a shot to the head.
Blackburn with an attempt at a knee that misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Arnold.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Blackburn as Arnold tries to tie him up.
Blackburn takes a knee right on the jaw!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A short body shot lands from Arnold as the two fighters clinch.
Blackburn scores with a shot to the side of Arnold's head.
Arnold makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A short left from Arnold.
Arnold looking to throw knees to the head but Blackburn is blocking nicely.
Blackburn misses with a knee strike.
Blackburn lands a nice uppercut.
Arnold connects with a nasty looking knee right to Blackburn's face.
Blackburn throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Arnold blocks it with crossed arms.
Blackburn takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Arnold tries a knee to the head but Blackburn blocks it.
A short right from Arnold on the inside.
Blackburn misses with a punch on the inside.
Lugh Blackburn has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Arnold lands a nice elbow.
Arnold working Blackburn over with knees 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!
Arnold taking a breather.
Arnold tries to land knees in the clinch but Blackburn avoids the damage to the body.
Jermey Arnold has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Blackburn misses with a punch to the body.
Arnold throws a knee to the head but misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Blackburn lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Arnold backwards.
A nice right hand lands inside from Blackburn.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Blackburn.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Arnold holds him up against the cage and eventually Blackburn drops back down to his feet.
Arnold misses with a knee strike.
Blackburn tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Arnold is stalling here.
Blackburn lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Arnold landing knees to the head.
Arnold landing knees to the head.
Blackburn tries to throw a body punch but Arnold avoids it by throwing Blackburn back against the cage.
Jermey Arnold is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Arnold tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Arnold wants to get back to striking at distance but Blackburn won't allow it.
Arnold blocks an uppercut.
Blackburn misses with a knee to the head.
Arnold misses with an elbow over the top.

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 Jermey Arnold.
Well Arnold 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 Dillan Fox scores the fight 30:28
Judge Gregory Folan scores the fight 30:28
Judge Trevor Gratis scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Jermey Arnold!

Jermey Arnold spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
54%

 

Event: CEFC 257     
Date:   Oct 07, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Lugh Blackburn (ranked 3805 p4p, 483 weight class) and Rick James, Bitch! (ranked 10215 p4p, 830 weight class). Blackburn comes to the cage accompanied by When the Man Comes Down. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

187 cm
34
200 lbs
19 - 14 - 1
195 cm
49
218 lbs
50 - 38 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Heavy handed

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 50 wins, 38 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Rick James, Bitch!!
The judges for this bout are Trevor Gratis, Gregory Folan and Dillan Fox.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bitch! defending well as Blackburn loads up on a big left hand.
Bitch! throws an overhand right that lands on Blackburn's shoulder, as Blackburn tries to avoid the shot.

Blackburn gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Blackburn blocks an uppercut.
Bitch! throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Bitch! missing with knees to the body.
Blackburn lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Bitch! creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Bitch! pushes off an throws an elbow but Blackburn leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.

Blackburn manages to pull guard.

Blackburn throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

Blackburn looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Bitch! must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Blackburn looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

Blackburn is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Bitch! is aware though and is defending well.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bitch! preventing the sweep.

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

Blackburn throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Bitch! tries to free his leg and advance position but Blackburn is retaining full guard.

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.
Bitch! trying to control but Blackburn is working from the bottom.
Blackburn trying to control the position.
Bitch! pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Blackburn is keeping the position for now.

Blackburn has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Bitch! can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Blackburn pulls Bitch! in close to his closed guard and prevents Bitch! from doing any damage or advancing position.
Blackburn keeping moving, preventing Bitch! from controlling successfully.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

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

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

Blackburn looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Bitch! sitting in guard, not really doing much.

Blackburn is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Bitch! is aware though and is defending well.

Blackburn looking for a guillotine here but Bitch! defends easily.
Blackburn working a defensive guard but Bitch! passes into half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn is looking to improve his position.
Bitch! controlling the action here.
Blackburn is pressing down on Bitch!'s left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Blackburn seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Bitch! is posturing up here but Blackburn has hold of an arm and he's gone for an armbar! Bitch! tries to roll out but it's too tight and Bitch! has to tap! Slick submission there by Blackburn!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Lugh Blackburn!
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
28%

 

Event: CEFC Live 41     
Date:   Sep 21, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Lugh Blackburn (ranked 3064 p4p, 433 weight class) and Hank Lombard (ranked 2271 p4p, 331 weight class). Blackburn kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is When the Man Comes Down. Lombard has chosen Shinedown - Sound Of Madness 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.

187 cm
34
200 lbs
19 - 13 - 1
190 cm
28
212 lbs
11 - 11 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Hank Lombard!
The judges for this bout are Trevor Gratis, Alec Ball and Elvis Blanc.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice straight punches there by Blackburn. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Blackburn.
Blackburn scores with a shot to the body.
Blackburn lands a jab to the nose.
Blackburn misses with a hook.
Blackburn swings widly with a right hand
and Lombard counters with a stiff right hand.
Lombard slips under a jab.
Lombard steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Blackburn takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Blackburn scores with a jab.
Lombard with a poor takedown
and Blackburn counters with a straight right hand.
Lugh Blackburn seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Blackburn swings widly with a right hand
and Lombard counters with a crisp 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!
The crowd cheers as Blackburn lands an impressive looking overhand right. Lombard doesn't seem phased though.
Blackburn loads up on a big right hand but Lombard slips the punch.
Lombard tries a quick counter leg kick but Blackburn is wise to it.
Blackburn 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.
A big right from Blackburn misses.
Blackburn backing away here, and Lombard unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Blackburn connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Lombard momentarily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Lombard.
Lombard was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Lombard steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Blackburn.
Lombard let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Blackburn fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Blackburn is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Lombard.
Lombard on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Blackburn throws a hook but Lombard blocks it.
Lombard feints the counter takedown.
Lombard uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Blackburn.
Blackburn is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Lombard takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Blackburn throws a jab when Lombard was well out of range.
A little jabbing left from Lombard on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Blackburn swings widly with a right hand
and Lombard counters with a straight right hand.
Lombard moves away from the strike by Blackburn.
It seemed like Lombard was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Blackburn looks to land a right hand but Lombard moved out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Blackburn is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Lombard.
Blackburn misses with a straight left.

Blackburn pushes Lombard up against the cage in a clinch.
Lombard lands a body punch in the clinch.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but Lombard has him pressed against the cage.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Blackburn lands a left hand.
Lombard digs a right hand underneath Blackburn's ribcage. Blackburn let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Lombard lands a body punch.
Blackburn is breathing heavily.
Lombard struggles to land a body shot inside as Blackburn controls his hands.
A nice left hand lands by Lombard.
Lombard lands a left hand.
Lombard throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Good body shot from Blackburn.
Lombard working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Lombard misses with a body punch.
Lombard working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A short body shot lands from Lombard as the two fighters clinch.
Lombard blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A short body shot lands from Lombard as the two fighters clinch.
A shot in the inside from Blackburn.
Lombard working some nice short punches in the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lombard tries a body shot but Blackburn blocks it.
Lombard misses with a hook to the ribs.
Blackburn tries to throw a body punch but Lombard avoids it by throwing Blackburn back against the cage.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Lombard forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Lombard tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Blackburn tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Lombard avoids it.
A shot in the inside from Lombard.
A hook to the body from Blackburn.
Blackburn's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but Lombard has him pressed against the cage.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Lugh Blackburn. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Blackburn misses with a punch on the inside.
Blackburn tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but Lombard has him pressed against the cage.
Lombard throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Lombard is working Blackburn over against the cage.
Blackburn letting Lombard take a breather here.
Blackburn misses with a short punch on the inside.
Lombard digs a right hand into Blackburn's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Blackburn's gas tank.
Lombard makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Lombard.
Lombard lands a body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Lombard tries to work over Blackburn's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Lombard goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Blackburn is trying to pull guard but Lombard turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
A hook to the body from Lombard.
A short body shot lands from Lombard as the two fighters clinch.
Lombard goes for a takedown attempt but Blackburn pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Lombard throws a hook but Blackburn avoids it easily.

Blackburn moves into the clinch successfully.
A nice left hand lands by Lombard.
Blackburn tries to pull guard but Lombard won't allow it.
Lombard working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Nice body punch from Lombard - that landed with a thud.
Lombard blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A nice left hand lands by Lombard.
Lombard cracks Blackburn with a nice body shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Lombard has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Blackburn after a bit of a struggle.
Blackburn blocks a body shot from Lombard.
Blackburn jumps guard but Lombard stands there with Blackburn around his waist. Blackburn gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Lombard lands a hook that snaps the head of Blackburn backwards.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Hank Lombard will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Lombard sizes up Blackburn with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Blackburn misses the body punch
and Lombard counters with a straight right hand.
Blackburn connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Lombard momentarily.
Blackburn stuns Lombard with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.

Lombard shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Blackburn's guard.

Blackburn had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Lombard defends it easily.
Lombard is pushing down on Blackburn's leg trying to pass to half guard. Blackburn is fighting to maintain full guard but Lombard has managed to sneak the leg through.
Lombard wants to pass to mount but Blackburn is defending the position.
Lombard wants to lay and pray for a moment but Blackburn keeps working.

Lombard is trying to work for a kimura but Blackburn is defending well.
Blackburn is trying to get back to full guard.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Blackburn works his way to full guard. Good work.
Lombard pushes down on Blackburn's leg and manages to get into half guard.

Blackburn looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Lombard wants to pass to mount but Blackburn is defending the position.

Lombard is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Lombard trying to pass the guard but Blackburn defending well.
Blackburn is not content to let Lombard control the position.

Blackburn looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lombard is looking to take a break and control but Blackburn is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Blackburn trying to control here.
Lombard tries to pass the half guard into mount. Blackburn knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Lombard is controlling the pace.

Blackburn is defending against the submission attempts here by Lombard.

Blackburn is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Lombard pulls his head out easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lombard is trying to control. Blackburn wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Lombard passes into side control, despite Blackburn's attempt to control the position.

Lombard looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.

Lombard tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Lombard working away.
Blackburn is looking to reverse the position.

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

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lombard controlling the position.
Lombard wants to lay and pray for a moment but Blackburn keeps working.

Lombard tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.

Lombard tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Lombard goes for an armbar here - this could be all over! But no, Blackburn has escaped beautifully and is now on top in side control! Oh, that's unlucky for Lombard but great work by Blackburn.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Hank Lombard 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. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Blackburn scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Lombard doesn't seem bothered though.
Blackburn throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Lombard sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Lombard throws out a counter right but Blackburn avoids it with no problem.
Lombard moves out of range as Blackburn strikes.
Blackburn lands a right hook to the body.
Lombard slips under a jab from Blackburn.
Lombard takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Blackburn throws a poor cross that misses
and Lombard connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Blackburn throws a hook but Lombard blocks it.
Lombard throws out a counter right but Blackburn avoids it with no problem.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nice uppercut there from Blackburn.
Blackburn throws a body shot but no joy.
Blackburn lands with a right hand.
Lombard sizes up Blackburn with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lombard keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A jab from Blackburn finds it's way through Lombard's defenses.

Lombard shoots in and bounces Blackburn off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.
Lombard pushes down on Blackburn's leg and manages to get into half guard.

Lombard is trying for a kimura here. Blackburn looks like he's in a lot of pain... and he's tapping out! Lombard wins by kimura!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:47 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Hank Lombard!
After winning the bout, Hank Lombard 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: CEFC Live 40     
Date:   Aug 31, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Lugh Blackburn (ranked 3803 p4p, 517 weight class) and Ed Landry (ranked 4309 p4p, 566 weight class). Blackburn comes into the arena with When the Man Comes Down blaring out of the sound system. The crowd seem to be enjoying Landry's choice of entrance music: Ride Wit Me - Nelly. Man, I cannot wait for this one!

187 cm
33
200 lbs
18 - 13 - 1
185 cm
30
215 lbs
13 - 12 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
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 light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lugh Blackburn!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ed Landry!
The judges for this bout are Gregory Folan, Yves DeLean and Ian Loll.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Blackburn lands a jab.
Landry throws a right and a left that Blackburn avoids nicely.

Blackburn gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Blackburn lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Blackburn utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Blackburn goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Blackburn tries to land a knee to the head but Landry blocks with his arms.
Blackburn throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Landrys head.
Blackburn keeps control of Landry as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Landry wants to break free but Blackburn has control.
Blackburn throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Landry blocks it with crossed arms.
Landry can't break the clinch.

Blackburn gets control of Landry's arms and successfully pulls guard. Blackburn will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.

Blackburn looking for a guillotine here but Landry defends easily.
Landry trying to control but Blackburn is working from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Landry is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:33 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Lugh Blackburn!