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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Nov 16, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Chozen Toguchi (ranked 6617 p4p, 0 weight class) and Jari Aarnio (ranked 4740 p4p, 0 weight class). Aarnio has chosen Ice Cube - Why We Thugs as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
23
191 lbs
5 - 1 - 0
198 cm
38
190 lbs
13 - 8 - 0
Good takedowns
Counter fighter
KO power
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

JagWars & BadBoys Inc.
Zenith Nutrition (160q/$200)

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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 5 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Chozen Toguchi!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Jari Aarnio!
The judges for this bout are Lou da Vinci, John Kavanagh and Steve Montenegro.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
We've got one fighter who appears to only be looking to counter and the other not looking particularly aggressive either, so we could be in for a dull fight.

Aarnio is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Toguchi's half guard.
Aarnio prevents Toguchi from standing back up.
Toguchi is trying to escape back to his feet but Aarnio uses the scramble to pass into side control.

Aarnio wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Toguchi, who protects the arm well.
Toguchi is being controlled here.
Aarnio is looking to take a break and control but Toguchi is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

Aarnio has worked his way into a potential kimura here. Toguchi is trying to get out of the position but his squirming has just got him deeper into trouble. Aarnio yanks on the arm and Toguchi is forced to tap due to a very painful looking submission! Nice work by Aarnio.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:52 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Jari Aarnio!
After the fight, Jari Aarnio was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
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RATING
100%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Aug 14, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Mikael Jackson (ranked 3822 p4p, 0 weight class) and Jari Aarnio (ranked 2752 p4p, 295 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Jackson might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Beat It. Aarnio comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Ice Cube - Why We Thugs kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

190 cm
34
202 lbs
21 - 18 - 0
198 cm
37
190 lbs
13 - 7 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 18 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Mikael Jackson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Jari Aarnio!
The judges for this bout are Russell Pearce, Columbo Gatti and Jonathan Paton.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A nice combination there by Jackson.
Aarnio takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Jackson stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Jackson wants it to stay on the feet.
Jackson just misses with a punch to the body.
A low kick from Jackson is predictable there
and Aarnio counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Horrible takedown attempt by Jackson or perhaps it was just good defense by Aarnio, which made it look bad.
Aarnio wants to counter with a clinch but Jackson pushes him away.

Jackson shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Jackson was expecting from the takedown attempt, 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!
Aarnio is trying to control Jackson's posture but Jackson avoids it.
Aarnio is looking to reverse the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Jackson looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Aarnio is looking to regain half guard here but Jackson keeps moving and retains side control.
Jackson working the strikes but Aarnio uses the opportunity to regain half guard.

Jackson wants to work for an arm triangle but Aarnio is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Jackson is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Jackson controlling the pace.
Jackson missing with the ground and pound from half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jackson scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Still in half guard, Jackson seems content to control.
Jackson wants to control but Aarnio is keeping him busy.

Aarnio makes his way to full guard, as Jackson worked for a kimura.
Jackson stands and throws Aarnio's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Aarnio is trying to get back to half guard.
Aarnio regains half guard.
Aarnio is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jackson moves nicely into side control.
Aarnio is not content to let Jackson control the position.
Check out the look on Jackson's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!
Jackson trying to control the position but Aarnio is working away.
Aarnio is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Jackson off and has taken his back!

Aarnio working for a RNC but it's not happening just yet.
Jackson is trying to break free.
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.

Aarnio is looking to finish the fight by rear naked choke. Jackson knows exactly what he's got planned though, so he's defending well. Maybe a few strikes would soften Jackson for a finish.

Jackson defending nicely against the rear naked choke attempt.
The crowd hopeful of a finish here - Aarnio's supporters are on their feet, screaming for him to go for the rear naked choke.
Jackson tries to break free.

Aarnio has his hand under the chin of his opponent looking for the choke. He's nearly got it! This one could be all over! But no, Jackson has freed his hand and lives to survive another… well, another couple of seconds at least!
Aarnio wants to control the position but Jackson frees himself and scrambles - Aarnio manages to regain control in side control.
Aarnio wants to control but Jackson is keeping him busy.
Jackson gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Aarnio drops his hands momentarily and Jackson takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Aarnio checks a leg kick.
Aarnio with the counter takedown but Jackson avoids it easily.
Some bone on bone action there as Aarnio checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Aarnio throws a fast counter high kick but Jackson manages to duck under it in time.
Jackson misses with the combination.
Aarnio changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Jackson shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Aarnio but Aarnio pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Aarnio is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aarnio blocks a low kick nicely.
Jackson chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Jackson misses the body punch
and Aarnio counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jackson thows a leg kick but Aarnio checks it

and Aarnio counters with a shoot takedown. Jackson fights it but they end up in guard.
Jackson can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Aarnio controls the pace.
Aarnio pushing down on Jackson's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Aarnio seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Jackson does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Aarnio moves into full mount! Jackson won't be happy about that!
Aarnio fails to move to back control.
Jackson tries to lock up and control but Aarnio gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Aarnio trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Jackson is desperately trying to improve his position but Aarnio has a good base and remains in mount.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jackson wants to hold on but Aarnio pushes him away.
Aarnio has his opponent pinned against the cage, landing some nasty ground and pound that is really making a bit of a mess out of Jackson's face.
Aarnio fails to advance to Jackson's back.
Aarnio trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Jackson tries to hold on but Aarnio postures up.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Aarnio has hold of Jackson's left arm, perhaps looking for a submission. The two fighters tussle over control of the isolated limb and Jackson manages to get his arm back to his side and away from danger.
Jackson tries to reverse the position but Aarnio maintains control.
Jackson slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Aarnio passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Jackson!
Aarnio controlling the position easily from mount.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jackson is desperately trying to improve his position but Aarnio has a good base and remains in mount.
Aarnio looking to control but Jackson is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Aarnio is looking to work his way around to Jackson's back. He needs to be careful though, as he's in danger of losing this dominant position.
Jackson is desperately trying to improve his position but Aarnio has a good base and remains in mount.
Aarnio is looking to work his way around to Jackson's back. He needs to be careful though, as he's in danger of losing this dominant position.
Jackson is trying to escape the mount but Aarnio keeps good control and instead manages to take Jackson's back.
Aarnio trying desperately to keep hold of the dominant position.
Oooh a big shot gets through from Aarnio. Many more shots like that and the referee will have to think about stepping in!

Jackson defends a rear naked choke attempt by controlling one of Aarnio's arms.
You can see the frustration on Jackson'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.

Aarnio looking for the RNC.
Aarnio is landing with strikes from the back.
Jackson tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Aarnio wants to take Jackson's back but he can't do it this time.
Jackson really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Jackson is squirming around, avoiding Aarnio's attempts to control the action.
Aarnio prevents Jackson from getting the reversal.
Jackson is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Aarnio wants to control the pace but Jackson is squirming around nicely.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Aarnio fails to advance to Jackson's back.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jari Aarnio showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. This is the final round!


Aarnio has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Jackson.
Aarnio stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Jackson.
Jackson dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Aarnio. That did some damage!
Jackson displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Nice sprawl there from Jackson as Aarnio shoots in.
Jackson tries to counter with a takedown but Aarnio is quick to defend against it.

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

Jackson seems to be looking for submissions.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aarnio regains full guard, whilst avoiding punches from Jackson.
Jackson throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Jackson stopping the sweep attempt from Aarnio.
Aarnio lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.


Aarnio avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Aarnio pushing down on Jackson's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Jackson is looking to improve his position.
Jackson is working hard here to advance position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio wants to control but Jackson is keeping him busy.

Jackson makes some distance and scrambles quickly back to his feet. Nice work!
Aarnio takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Aarnio throws a sloppy head kick and Jackson moves out of range easily.
Aarnio has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Jackson.
Jackson misses with a low kick.
Aarnio walks into a jab.
Mikael Jackson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Jackson works the jab nicely.
Jackson misses with a hook
and Aarnio counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Aarnio gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Jackson.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio shoots in looking for a takedown but Jackson manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Aarnio's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Aarnio moves out of range of the leg kick from Jackson.
Aarnio steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Jackson.
Nice defenses there by Aarnio.
Jackson misses with a looping right.
Aarnio feints the counter takedown.
Jackson misses with an uppercut. Aarnio saw that one coming.
Jackson fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Aarnio checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Aarnio tries for a takedown but Jackson circles away easily
and Jackson counters with a nice uppercut.
Mikael Jackson has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jari Aarnio.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Jackson misses with an uppercut
and Aarnio counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Jackson throws a right and a left that both miss.
Jackson throws a jab but it's blocked by Aarnio.
And Aarnio tries to counter it with a takedown but Jackson pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Jackson scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Jackson fails with a takedown attempt.

And that's the end of the fight!
Mikael Jackson showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Jackson 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 Russell Pearce scores the fight 29:28
Judge Columbo Gatti scores the fight 29:28
Judge Jonathan Paton scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Mikael Jackson!

A loyal slave to those sponsorship dollars, Mikael Jackson made sure he mentioned Sin City Allstars, along with how happy he was to win his fight.
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RATING
44%

 

Event: MMMA 86 Womack vs Legstrong     
Date:   Jul 22, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Jari Aarnio (ranked 1890 p4p, 226 weight class) and Allan Coyoca (ranked 2119 p4p, 315 weight class). Aarnio comes to the cage accompanied by Ice Cube - Why We Thugs. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

198 cm
37
190 lbs
13 - 6 - 0
180 cm
31
195 lbs
18 - 8 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Great elbows
Good gas tank

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Blue Moon
IniTech 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 13 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Jari Aarnio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Allan Coyoca!
The judges for this bout are Jorge Garcia, John Kavanagh and Columbo Gatti.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Coyoca tries a head kick but it misses.
Aarnio takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Coyoca closes the distance looking to clinch
and Aarnio counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Coyoca tries to clinch but Aarnio moves out of range.
Aarnio was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Aarnio really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Coyoca lands a head kick!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aarnio avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Aarnio seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Coyoca misses with the combination.
Aarnio changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Coyoca drives through and clinches with Aarnio against the cage.
Aarnio blocks an elbow strike.
Coyoca comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.

Aarnio turns his hips and lands a very nice judo throw into side control!
Coyoca tries to get back to half guard but can't.

Aarnio looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Coyoca is trying to improve his position.
Coyoca is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Aarnio's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Coyoca is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio tries to pass the half guard into mount. Coyoca knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Aarnio will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Coyoca regains full guard. Nicely done.

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

Coyoca has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Aarnio can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Aarnio chips away with some ground and pound.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Aarnio slips nicely into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Well, if Aarnio 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.
Coyoca wants to get back to full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio tries to pass the half guard into mount. Coyoca knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Aarnio trying to control the pace.
Aarnio trying to control from half guard but Coyoca is working away.
Coyoca is looking to improve his position.

Aarnio is working for a kimura but Coyoca is defending it quite comfortably.

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.
Aarnio prevents Coyoca from improving his position.
The fighters are battling for position here. Coyoca manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Aarnio works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Aarnio looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.

Coyoca is defending against the submission attempts here by Aarnio.
Coyoca works his way to full guard. Good work.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Aarnio trying to control the position from guard on top but Coyoca is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Coyoca throws a sloppy head kick and Aarnio moves out of range easily.
Aarnio throwing a counter right hand but Coyoca manages to avoid it.
Coyoca tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.

Coyoca clinches up with Aarnio and pushes him back against the cage.
Coyoca lands a right hand that snaps the head of Aarnio backwards.
Aarnio misses with a punch on the inside.
Aarnio takes a shot to the head.
Coyoca working aggressively here.
Coyoca tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Aarnio lands a right hand.
Aarnio lands a nice uppercut.
Aarnio pressing his opponent against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coyoca prevents a body shot from Aarnio.
Aarnio scores with a nice hook to the head.
Coyoca creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Coyoca pushes Aarnio back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Coyoca lands a nice uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aarnio misses with a punch to the body.
Aarnio lands with a left to the head.

Aarnio manages to pull guard.
Coyoca trying to move into half guard but instead Aarnio has managed to sweep!


Coyoca working for a triangle but Aarnio defends it easily.
Coyoca 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.
Aarnio trying to control the position from guard on top but Coyoca is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Aarnio got a little sloppy there for a moment and Coyoca has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Aarnio has managed to get both his arms back between Coyoca's legs - danger averted.
Aarnio forces his way into half guard.
Aarnio trying to control the action but Coyoca is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Aarnio is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Coyoca has managed to free his arm - good work.
Aarnio prevents Coyoca from improving his position.

Coyoca looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Aarnio is looking to advance position but Coyoca won't allow it.

Coyoca looking for submissions off his back.
Coyoca works his way to full guard. Good work.
Coyoca looking to hit a scissor sweep but Aarnio is one step ahead there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Coyoca had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Aarnio defends it easily.
Aarnio works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Aarnio looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Coyoca is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Aarnio is keen to just control but Coyoca is a slippery customer.

Aarnio is working for a submission of some sort.
Coyoca works his way to full guard. Good work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Coyoca is looking for a triangle but Aarnio pushes his legs off easily.
Aarnio wants to pass the guard but Coyoca is keeping the position.

Aarnio avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Coyoca manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Aarnio manages to get himself to full guard.

Aarnio is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Coyoca working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Coyoca accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Allan Coyoca will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


The fighters circling - Aarnio throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Coyoca tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Aarnio defends well and Coyoca ends up having to push Aarnio into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Coyoca throws a jab but it's blocked by Aarnio.
Aarnio scores with a nice right hand.

Aarnio shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Aarnio trying to pass the guard but Coyoca defending well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aarnio prevents Coyoca from improving his position.
Aarnio is keen to just control but Coyoca is a slippery customer.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coyoca moves into full guard.

Coyoca is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Aarnio is aware though and is defending well.
Aarnio trying to control the position from guard on top but Coyoca is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Aarnio stands and throws Coyoca's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Aarnio wants to control for a moment but Coyoca uses the opportunity to move back to half guard.
Coyoca tries to get to full guard but Aarnio has control of the leg.
Aarnio seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Coyoca does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Aarnio with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Coyoca is staying active underneath Aarnio, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Aarnio looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Aarnio wants to take a breather but Coyoca is having none of it.
Aarnio wants to pass to mount but Coyoca is defending the position.
Coyoca wants to get back to full guard.

Aarnio is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Coyoca doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Aarnio.
Coyoca moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Coyoca has an active guard here but Aarnio has managed to pass into half guard.
Aarnio is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Aarnio fails to advance to Coyoca's back.
Jari Aarnio has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Coyoca is desperately trying to improve his position but Aarnio has a good base and remains in mount.
Aarnio wants to take Coyoca's back here but Coyoca is holding on to an arm, himself looking to escape.
Aarnio putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!
Aarnio scores with a couple of good head shots there.
Jari Aarnio overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Coyoca really trying hard to get back to half guard here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Aarnio has hold of Coyoca's left arm, perhaps looking for a submission. The two fighters tussle over control of the isolated limb and Coyoca manages to get his arm back to his side and away from danger.
Aarnio looking to finish Coyoca with some ground and pound. This is bad for Coyoca!

Aarnio working for a submission but Coyoca is keeping him at bay.

Aarnio looking for a guillotine from mount but Coyoca is having none of it.
Aarnio scoring with some good ground and pound from mount here. Will he manage to finish Coyoca?
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!
Coyoca gets back to half guard.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Coyoca is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Aarnio trying to mount his opponent but Coyoca defends it.

And that's the end of the fight!
Jari Aarnio showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Coyoca 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 Jorge Garcia scores the fight 28:29
Judge John Kavanagh scores the fight 28:29
Judge Columbo Gatti scores the fight 30:28

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Allan Coyoca!

Allan Coyoca very nearly forgot to thank IniTech Nutrition amongst all the excitement of his win but just as the interview came to a close, he screamed their name. Hopefully he'll get a few nice freebies in the mail as a thank you.
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RATING
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Event: MMMA 81 Head Vs Spector 2     
Date:   Jun 17, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Mikael Jackson (ranked 2733 p4p, 306 weight class) and Jari Aarnio (ranked 2094 p4p, 252 weight class). Jackson comes into the arena with Beat It blaring out of the sound system. Aarnio has chosen Ice Cube - Why We Thugs as his entrance music. Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!

190 cm
33
202 lbs
19 - 14 - 0
198 cm
36
190 lbs
12 - 6 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Mikael Jackson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Jari Aarnio!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Blasius, Radbod Blank and Wagner Zegers.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jackson feints and then cracks Aarnio's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Aarnio down.
Aarnio slips a jab and a cross from Jackson.
Jackson scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Jackson swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Aarnio counters with a nice uppercut.

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

Jackson tries for a kimura but Aarnio is defending well.
Aarnio is not content to let Jackson control the position.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Jackson is staying tight to Aarnio's torso, preventing him from escaping.
Aarnio is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aarnio parries the strikes from Jackson easily there. Jackson is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Aarnio to escape.
Jackson is looking to take a break and control but Aarnio is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Jackson scores with punches from side control.
Aarnio being controlled for a moment.
Jackson wants to control but Aarnio is keeping him busy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Check out the look on Jackson's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!
Jackson looking to control but instead Aarnio has slipped a leg in, to regain half guard.
Aarnio is staying active underneath Jackson, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Aarnio is trying to maintain the position but Jackson is very close to passing his half guard.
Aarnio tries to roll over but Jackson keeps him under control.
Jackson lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Jackson perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio tries to roll over but Jackson keeps him under control.
Aarnio is not content to let Jackson control the position.
Jackson controlling the pace.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
Jackson stalling away here and it's allowed Aarnio to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Jackson looking to sit in guard and control but Aarnio gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Aarnio advances to half guard.
Jackson is trying to maintain the position but Aarnio is very close to passing his half guard.
Aarnio frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Jackson wants to control but Aarnio is having none of it.
Aarnio wants to take his opponent's back but he's not managed it.
Aarnio tries to control but Jackson wriggling away.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Jackson manages to regain half guard. Good work.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Jackson misses the body punch
letting Aarnio counter with a right hand.
Aarnio takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Jackson lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Jackson shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Aarnio counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Jackson gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Jackson throws a right hand that misses
and Aarnio counters with a stiff right hand.
Jackson misses with a hook
and Jackson takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

Jackson is rocked!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jackson lands with an overhand left.
Oh Jackson is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Aarnio blocks a jab.
Aarnio with the counter takedown but Jackson avoids it easily.
Jackson misses with a right hand
and Aarnio counters with a big right hand! Oh Jackson is in trouble here! Aarnio follows up with more strikes and that's it! The ref has stopped it!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:56 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Jari Aarnio!
Jari Aarnio 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: MMMA 78 Dragovic Vs Boagrius 3     
Date:   May 27, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Michael Carter Williams (ranked 1052 p4p, 139 weight class) and Jari Aarnio (ranked 1454 p4p, 188 weight class). Williams comes to the cage accompanied by FREE THE MADNESS. Aarnio has chosen Ice Cube - Why We Thugs as his entrance music. Jari Aarnio has the eye of the tiger tonight.

182 cm
35
187 lbs
21 - 10 - 2
198 cm
36
190 lbs
12 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Very quick
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
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, 10 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Michael Carter Williams !
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Jari Aarnio!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Frank Antenori and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Williams fails with an attempt to clinch.
Williams fails with an attempt to clinch.
Aarnio misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Aarnio 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.
Aarnio is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Williams throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Williams throws a combination that misses
and Williams takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

It looks like Michael Carter Williams has been cut.
Williams throws a left and a right that both miss
and Aarnio counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Williams tries to clinch there but Aarnio circles away.
Aarnio wants to counter the offense by Williams and move into the clinch position.
Williams misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Aarnio throws a hook to the side of Williams 's head but Williams sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Michael Carter Williams seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Aarnio shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Williams sprawls well. Williams wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Aarnio gets slowly back to his feet.

Williams clinches with his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aarnio's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Aarnio is trying to pull guard but Williams turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Williams blocks a body shot from Aarnio.
Aarnio lands with a right to the head.
Williams blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Williams creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Williams works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Nice elbow from Williams .
Williams tries a body shot but Aarnio blocks it.
Williams blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Williams trying to stall but Aarnio improves his position.
Williams misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Williams tries a body shot but Aarnio blocks it.
Aarnio lands a shot to the body.
Aarnio pushes Williams back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Aarnio lands a left hand that snaps the head of Williams backwards.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Williams .
Williams blocks a body shot from Aarnio.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Williams throws an elbow but it's blocked.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Williams struggles to land a body shot inside as Aarnio controls his hands.
Aarnio throws a head punch that misses.
Aarnio lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Williams stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Aarnio goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Williams lands a nice uppercut.
Aarnio misses with some punches.
A body shot lands from Aarnio.
Williams misses with a short punch on the inside.
Aarnio lands a hook to the side of the head.
Aarnio tries a body shot but Williams blocks it.
Aarnio has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Williams after a bit of a struggle.
Michael Carter Williams has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jari Aarnio.
Williams content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Williams working aggressively here.
A shot in the inside from Williams .
Williams lands a left hand that snaps the head of Aarnio backwards.
Aarnio jumps guard but Williams turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Williams makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Aarnio swings wildly with an uppercut but Williams uses good head movement to avoid it.
Aarnio misses with some punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A shot in the inside from Williams .
Aarnio takes an elbow to the temple.
Williams blocks an uppercut.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Williams .
Williams pushes Aarnio back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Williams fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Williams throws an elbow but it's blocked.
Aarnio blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Aarnio throws a punch but it's blocked by Williams .
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Williams as Aarnio tries to tie him up.
Williams prevents a body shot from Aarnio.
Williams tries a body shot but Aarnio blocks it.
Williams misses with some punches.
Aarnio misses with a hook to the ribs.
Aarnio lands a hook that snaps the head of Williams backwards.
Williams lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Aarnio or not.
Aarnio is trying to pull guard but Williams turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Aarnio fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Williams just misses with a elbow thrown towards Aarnio's brow.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A nice left hand lands by Aarnio.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Aarnio misses with some punches.
Williams gets through Aarnio's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Aarnio blocking some punches.
Williams digs a right hand into Aarnio's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Aarnio's gas tank.

Aarnio lands a takedown into guard.

Williams has butterfly guard. He's looking to stand up here. He pushes Aarnio off him and springs to his feet nicely. The crowd applauds.
Williams turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Williams scores with a nice body kick.
Williams misses with a straight left.

Aarnio gets tackled into the cage by Williams . Williams maintains the clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Aarnio lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Aarnio's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Williams lands a right hand.
Aarnio goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A hook to the body from Williams .
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Michael Carter Williams dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Michael Carter Williams 's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Williams misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Williams takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Some wild striking there from Williams .
Michael Carter Williams is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Williams wants to clinch.
Aarnio feints the counter takedown.
Williams scores with a nice head shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Williams tries to close the distance and clinch up but Aarnio swats him away and circles back towards the center.
A little jabbing left from Aarnio on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Williams stalks Aarnio and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Aarnio's face. Aarnio staggers backwards, shaken.

The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Williams closes the distance and clinches.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Williams .

That's one minute gone in the round.
Williams lands an elbow inside.

Aarnio jumps guard and drags Williams to the mat. He's obviously going to be looking for submissions off his back.
Williams wants to stand but Aarnio has a closed guard, so he can't escape.
Williams trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Williams trying to control the position from guard on top but Aarnio is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Williams stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Aarnio swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Williams wants to stand but Aarnio has a closed guard, so he can't escape.
Williams controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio looking for a sweep. Not yet Aarnio, not yet.
Williams passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Williams fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Aarnio looking for a sweep but Williams has passed into full mount! Oh no!

Williams stands up from the dominant position, so we're back on the feet.
Williams scoring well with a low kick there.
Williams scores with a nice head shot.
Williams cracks Aarnio with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Williams throws a looping overhand right but Aarnio ducks down to avoid it.
It seemed like Aarnio was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Aarnio takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Michael Carter Williams is winning the standup battle so far.
Aarnio uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Williams .
Aarnio feints the counter takedown.
Williams throws a series of punches but Aarnio moves out of range.
A little jabbing left from Aarnio on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Sloppy strikes from Williams . Those never looked like landing.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Aarnio! But no joy.
A nice inside leg kick there by Williams . That's going to slow Aarnio down.
Williams tries to clinch but Aarnio moves away
and Aarnio counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Williams thinking.
Williams throws a shot to the body.
Williams darts in trying to clinch
enabling Aarnio to counter with a crisp jab.
Williams misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
A nice side step and Aarnio releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Williams throws a lazy uppercut
letting Aarnio counter with a right hand.
Good leg kick by Williams there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A punch combination from Williams misses.
And Aarnio tries to counter it with a takedown but Williams pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Michael Carter Williams is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Aarnio keeps the fight on the outside.
A little jabbing left from Aarnio on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Williams listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Williams connects with a right hand. Aarnio shakes it off.
Aarnio 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.
Williams connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Aarnio's hands.
Williams throws an off balance right hand
and Aarnio makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Williams defending well as Aarnio loads up on a big left hand.
Williams misses with a body shot.

Williams darts in and clinches Aarnio up against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Michael Carter Williams dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Michael Carter Williams 's cut.
That's time! Williams 's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Williams throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Williams misses the body punch
and Aarnio counters with a stiff right hand.
Williams throws a body punch but Aarnio moves out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Aarnio! But no joy.
Williams throws a chopping leg kick but Aarnio manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
A shot to the body from Williams misses
and Aarnio counters with a straight right hand.
Williams misses with a jab, cross combination.
Aarnio avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Aarnio looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Aarnio has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.

Williams closes the distance and clinches.
Aarnio misses with a body punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Williams scores with a shoulder strike.
Aarnio misses with the head strike.
Williams gets through Aarnio's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Michael Carter Williams has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Aarnio blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Williams misses with a body punch.
Aarnio blocks an uppercut.
Aarnio lands a shoulder strike.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aarnio working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Aarnio is trying to pull guard but Williams turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Aarnio works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Williams can't find room to land a body shot as Aarnio controls the action.
A right hook to the body lands for Williams .
Aarnio scores with a nice hook to the head.
Aarnio jumps guard but Williams stands there with Aarnio around his waist. Aarnio gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Williams lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Williams misses with a punch on the inside.

Aarnio jumps guard.
Aarnio tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Williams is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Aarnio can do to turn this around?

Williams decides to stand up and beckons his opponent to follow.
Williams scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Williams throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Aarnio raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Williams tries to clinch
and Aarnio counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Williams thinking.

Aarnio closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.

Williams explodes and escapes back to his feet! Nice escape there!
Williams scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Aarnio connects with a single shot there.
Williams misses with a series of wild punches.
Williams fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Aarnio manages to avoid it.
Aarnio uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Williams .
Aarnio is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Williams throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Aarnio.
Aarnio is trying to counter with his kicks.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Jab from Williams .
Williams lands a glancing blow to the side of Aarnio's head.
Williams tries to clinch up.
Aarnio looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Williams wants to clinch up but Aarnio keeps it at a distance.
A little jabbing left from Aarnio on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Williams scores with a shot to the body.
A low kick from Williams is predictable there

and Aarnio counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Williams !
Jari Aarnio has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Michael Carter Williams is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

Williams sneaks out the side door and pushes Aarnio away - he's back to his feet. The crowd show their appreciation for the escape.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Williams tries to clinch there but Aarnio circles away.
Williams moves away from the strike by Aarnio.
Aarnio keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Williams throws a hook but Aarnio avoids it easily.
Williams throws a leg kick
and Aarnio counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

Williams is rocked!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio missing with a left hand there. Williams was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Oh Williams is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Aarnio takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Nice defenses there by Aarnio.
Aarnio looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Williams seems to have got his legs back now.
Williams tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Aarnio paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Williams fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A solid leg kick lands there for Williams .
A slow jab from Williams misses its intended target.
Aarnio circles away from the clinch attempt
letting Aarnio counter with a right hand.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Williams swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Aarnio's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Williams tries to clinch but Aarnio is having none of it.
Aarnio steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Williams .

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Michael Carter Williams !

An out of breath Michael Carter Williams 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: UGD 101:Man Vs Tonon     
Date:   Feb 23, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Jari Aarnio (ranked 838 p4p, 121 weight class) and Howard Stern (ranked 2366 p4p, 293 weight class). Aarnio comes to the cage accompanied by Ice Cube - Why We Thugs. Stern has chosen The Great American Nightmare as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Jari Aarnio has a significant reach advantage - let's see if he can make it count.

198 cm
35
190 lbs
11 - 5 - 0
184 cm
36
199 lbs
27 - 20 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent 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 11 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Jari Aarnio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 20 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Howard Stern!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, Daniel Bishop and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Stern takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Aarnio thows a left - swing and a miss!
Aarnio throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Aarnio lands a head shot.
Stern shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Aarnio as he avoids it easily.
Stern throws a low kick but it's checked well by Aarnio.
Aarnio swings for the body but Stern moves out of range.
Stern is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Good leg kick by Aarnio there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Stern looks to land a left hand but Aarnio moved out of range nicely.
Aarnio throws a quick counter kick to the body but Stern avoids it.
Aarnio 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.
Stern shoots in for a takedown but Aarnio shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Aarnio swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Stern 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.
Aarnio looks to land a left hand but Stern moved out of range nicely.
Aarnio fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Stern manages to avoid it.
Aarnio drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
A left lands for Aarnio.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Stern tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Stern doesn't manage to clinch there - Aarnio circles away.
Stern throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Stern chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Stern throws a one two combo.
Aarnio misses the jab.
Aarnio ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Aarnio works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Stern throws a nice looking combination but Aarnio bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aarnio throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Stern jabs Aarnio right on the nose. Aarnio blinks but takes it well.
Aarnio throws a hook to the side of Stern's head but Stern sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Aarnio thows a left - swing and a miss!
Stern is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.

Stern rushes Aarnio and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.

Aarnio manages to break the clinch.
Aarnio tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Stern was well out of range. Poor timing from Aarnio.
Aarnio throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Stern stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Aarnio lands with a shot to the body.
Aarnio really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Stern misses with an attempted mid kick.
Stern slips under a jab.
Aarnio lands a jab to Stern's midsection.
Stern moves forwards but Aarnio connects with a nice, crisp 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!
The fighters circling - Stern throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Stern's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Stern duly obliges.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
A good leg kick by Aarnio.
A cross from Aarnio lands.
Stern tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Aarnio was well out of range. Poor timing from Stern.
Aarnio throws a jab but it's blocked by Stern.
Stern connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Aarnio is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Stern throws out a leg kick but Aarnio moves out of range and Stern only half commits.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stern throws a jab but it's blocked by Aarnio.
Aarnio misses with a hook. Stern ducked under it nicely.
Stern gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Aarnio.
Stern throws a shot to the body.
Aarnio throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Stern sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Stern loads up on a big right hand but Aarnio slips the punch.
Stern misses with a wild combination.
Stern fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Jari Aarnio has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Howard Stern.
Aarnio with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Stern fails to land the takedown.
A counter left hand to the body from Aarnio misses its target.
Aarnio jabs at Stern's body.
Aarnio throws a body punch but Stern moves out of range.
Stern shoots in but no luck this time.
Aarnio connects with a looping right hand.
Aarnio definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
A clash of legs there as Stern blocks the low kick.
Stern wants to counter the offense by Aarnio and move into the clinch position.
Stern walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Stern scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Donk. Aarnio catches Stern right on the button with a cross.
Stern lands a nice looking body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Stern misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Stern tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
A punch combination from Stern misses.
Aarnio is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Stern keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Aarnio tries a low kick but Stern avoids it.
Stern is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Aarnio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Aarnio throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Aarnio listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Sloppy strikes from Stern. Those never looked like landing.
No luck for Stern with that takedown attempt.
Stern misses with a two punch combination.
Aarnio dodges the punch combination from Stern.
Aarnio blocks a leg kick.
Aarnio cracks Stern with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Aarnio ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
A telegraphed right hand from Stern misses the target.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Aarnio scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stern looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Stern staying out of range there.
Aarnio lands a nice hook to Stern's body. Stern takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Stern looks winded!
A jab from Stern misses.
Aarnio uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Stern has time to react.
Stern slips a straight right by Aarnio.
Aarnio lands a head shot.
A left lands for Stern.
Aarnio lands a jab to the nose.
Stern connects with a nice looking jab.
Aarnio jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Aarnio throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A swing and a miss from Aarnio.
Stern misses with a low kick.
Nice defenses there by Aarnio.
Stern throws out a leg kick but Aarnio moves out of range and Stern only half commits.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Stern fails with an attempt to clinch.
Aarnio throws a quick counter kick to the body but Stern avoids it.
Aarnio fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Stern manages to avoid it.
Aarnio misses the jab.
Stern is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
A telegraphed right hand from Aarnio misses the target.
Stern slips under a jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Stern avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Stern feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Aarnios jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Aarnio swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Aarnio swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Stern walks into a jab.
Aarnio misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Stern.
Aarnio takes a swing at Stern's ribcage but misses.
Aarnio misses with a body shot.
Aarnio with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Stern to score with a decent uppercut.
A looping hook to the body misses from Aarnio. Stern does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nice shot by Stern.
Stern on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Aarnio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Stern throws a head kick but Aarnio moves out of range.
Good standup being displayed there by Stern as he connects with a hook.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Stern avoids the body shot from Aarnio.
A telegraphed right hand from Aarnio misses the target.
Aarnio throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Stern sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Stern throws a big counter head kick but Aarnio avoids it with no problem.
Aarnio misses with an uppercut. Stern saw that one coming.
Stern ducks right into an uppercut from Aarnio.
Stern takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Aarnio looks to score with a jab to the body but Stern is just out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Aarnio misses the target.
Stern moves forwards but Aarnio connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Stern throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Aarnio looks to score with a jab to the body but Stern is just out of range.
Aarnio connects with the punch.
Stern on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Aarnio. Aarnio obviously looking to wear him down.
Aarnio's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Stern connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Aarnio scrambles back to his feet.
Aarnio throws a leg kick that misses.
Aarnio throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Stern feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Aarnio's calf.
Aarnio 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.
Aarnio throws a hook to the side of Stern's head but Stern sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Stern shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Stern looks to land a right hand but Aarnio moved out of range.
Stern avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Stern scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Aarnio doesn't seem bothered though.
Jari Aarnio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Stern clinches.
A bit of stalling here from Aarnio.
Aarnio takes an elbow to the forehead.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio lands a body punch.
Aarnio can't find room to land a body shot as Stern controls the action.
Stern fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Aarnio working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Nice body punch from Aarnio.
Aarnio throws a punch but it's blocked by Stern.
Stern lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Aarnio doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Aarnio pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Aarnio throws a body punch but Stern moves out of range.
Stern throws a nice inside leg kick.
Aarnio swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Aarnio tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Stern was well out of range. Poor timing from Aarnio.
Aarnio misses with an uppercut. Stern saw that one coming.
Stern throws a head kick but Aarnio moves out of range.
Aarnio is looking to counter punch.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Stern.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Aarnio misses the shot to the body.
The fighters circling - Aarnio throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Aarnio misses with an uppercut.
Stern has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Aarnio throws a hook but Stern blocks it.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Stern!
Aarnio cracks Stern with an open hand slap.
Stern misses the shot to the body.
Stern walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Aarnio throws a body shot but no joy.
Stern stuns Aarnio with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Jari Aarnio is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Stern shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Aarnio as he avoids it easily.
Jari Aarnio has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Howard Stern.
Aarnio connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Aarnio ducks under a wild hook from Stern.
Stern lands a head kick!
Aarnio moves away from the strike by Stern.
Aarnio throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Aarnio misses the shot to the body.
Aarnio throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Stern throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Aarnio.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio tests Stern's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Stern on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
The fighters circling - Aarnio throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Stern moves forwards but Aarnio connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Aarnio scores with the left hand. Stern knows he should have avoided that one.

Stern clinches with his opponent.
Stern misses with a short punch on the inside.
Nice body punch from Aarnio - that landed with a thud.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Aarnio.
Aarnio lands a left hand.
Aarnio swings wildly with an uppercut but Stern uses good head movement to avoid it.
Aarnio lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Jari Aarnio has scored more points in the clinch so far.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Aarnio content to slow the pace in the clinch.
Aarnio misses with a short punch on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jari Aarnio dominated that second round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Aarnio throws a leg kick which misses Stern's front leg but catches the back leg as Stern tries to avoid it.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Aarnio 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 Stern has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Stern and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Stern only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Stern moves out of range of the strikes.
Stern throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Aarnio's head.
Stern connects with a body shot.
Aarnio moves into range and connects with a jab.
A telegraphed right hand from Aarnio misses the target.
Stern throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Aarnio lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Aarnio misses with a wild body shot.
A little jabbing left from Stern on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Stern is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Aarnio lands a jab to the nose.
Aarnio just misses with a punch to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Aarnio stuffs the takedown.
Aarnio avoids a punch combination nicely.
Stern has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Stern there as he acknowledges the shot.
Stern throws a nice outside leg kick.
Stern tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Stern is defended easily by Aarnio.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stern shoots in for a takedown but Aarnio shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Jari Aarnio has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Howard Stern.
Stern takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Stern pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Aarnio was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Stern throws a right hand that Aarnio ducks under and follows up with a left that Aarnio also avoids with ease.
Aarnio fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Stern.
Nice uppercut there from Aarnio.
Stern uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Aarnio.
Stern throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Aarnio is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Stern can do to turn this around?
A decent looking cross lands there for Aarnio.
Stern displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Aarnio throws out the jab.
Stern walks into a stiff left hand from Aarnio.
Stern throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Aarnio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Stern slips under a jab from Aarnio.
Aarnio scores with a nice strike.
Aarnio throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Aarnio uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Stern.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Stern walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
A nice leg kick lands there from Aarnio.
Howard Stern has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio misses with a body shot.
Aarnio scores with a shot to the body.
Stern tries a head kick but it misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Aarnio misses the target.
Stern is trying desperately to land a takedown but Aarnio is having absolutely none of it. This is turning into a bit of a nightmare for Stern.
Aarnio misses with a low kick as Stern jumps back.
Aarnio slips a jab and a cross from Stern.
Aarnio scores with a nice right hand.
Stern ducks right into an uppercut from Aarnio.
Stern avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Horrible takedown attempt by Stern or perhaps it was just good defense by Aarnio, which made it look bad.
Aarnio takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
A swing and a miss from Stern.
Aarnio misses with a looping left.
Aarnio jabs Stern to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Stern connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Stern uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Aarnio.
A jab from Aarnio misses.
Stern misses with an uppercut. Aarnio saw that one coming.
Aarnio lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Stern takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Aarnio misses with a wild body shot.
Stern takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
A nice leg kick lands there from Aarnio.
A big right from Aarnio misses.
Aarnio moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Stern lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Stern throws a body shot but no joy.
Aarnio avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Aarnio fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Stern manages to avoid it.
Aarnio moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Aarnio lands a right hook to the body.
Aarnio showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Stern.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A slow jab from Stern misses its intended target.
Aarnio thinks about countering with a body kick.
Aarnio tries to land a front kick but Stern steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Aarnio motions for Stern to come forward. Aarnio throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Aarnio throws out a loose jab but Stern uses good head movement to avoid it.
Stern swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Stern.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio is not content to let Stern control the position.
Aarnio manages to get back to half guard.
Aarnio moves into full guard.
Stern looking to pass the guard.
Aarnio bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Stern's guard.

Aarnio is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Aarnio's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Aarnio slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Stern tries to improve position but can't.

And that's the end of the fight!
Jari Aarnio showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Aarnio, 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 Phil Schofield scores the fight 30:27
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 30:27
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Jari Aarnio!

A pretty intense looking Jari Aarnio took the opportunity post-fight to ask for a shot at the title.
Howard Stern spoke after the fight, saying 'I blame Robin and those big G's.'.
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Event: UGD 94:Man Vs Puno     
Date:   Jan 05, 2018

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Chris Coath (ranked 214 p4p, 31 weight class) and Jari Aarnio (ranked 436 p4p, 63 weight class). Coath comes to the cage accompanied by For Heavy Metal we will die!. Aarnio is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Ice Cube - Why We Thugs. The fight MMA fans around the world have waited their entire lives for!

175 cm
35
189 lbs
28 - 12 - 0
198 cm
34
190 lbs
11 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Chris Coath!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Jari Aarnio!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, James Atkins and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Coath is looking to slow Aarnio down with leg kicks.
Coath cracks the inside of Aarnio's front leg.
Coath throws a body shot but no joy.
A big right from Coath misses.
Aarnio is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Coath throws a hook but Aarnio avoids it easily.
Coath wants to clinch.
Coath lands a nice leg kick that just misses Aarnio's sensitive parts.
Coath tries to clinch up but Aarnio circles away and keeps his distance.
We've been told by Coath's head coaches at Heavy Metal that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Coath misses with a series of wild punches.

Coath clinches up against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Coath.
Aarnio looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Coath.
Aarnio tries for a takedown but Coath manages to get underhooks.
Aarnio tries to circle away but Coath has him pinned against the cage.
A short left from Coath.
Aarnio wants to break free but Coath has control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coath misses with a punch on the inside.
Aarnio misses with a punch on the inside.

Aarnio breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Aarnio throws a body punch but Coath moves out of range.
Coath looks to land a left hand but Aarnio moved out of range nicely.
Coath displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Aarnio throws out the jab.
Coath tests Aarnio's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Coath scores with a jab.
Coath connects with an inside leg kick.
Coath stuns Aarnio with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Coath walks into a jab.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Aarnio.
Coath is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Aarnio.
Coath throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Coath throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Aarnio feints the counter takedown.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Coath looks to land a left hand but Aarnio moved out of range nicely.
Aarnio connects with a nice looking jab.
Chris Coath seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Aarnio steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Coath.
Aarnio swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio works the jab nicely.
Coath throws a low kick, looking for Aarnio's leg but Aarnio calmly moves out of range.
A little jabbing left from Aarnio on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Coath fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Aarnio manages to avoid it.
Coath shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Aarnio eats them both and turns towards Coath to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Coath slips a straight right by Aarnio.
Aarnio checks a leg kick.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Aarnio checks a leg kick.
Aarnio swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Coath looks to land a left hand but Aarnio moved out of range nicely.
Coath misses with a looping left.
Aarnio chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Coath can pounce on him.
Coath misses with a hook.
Coath is looking to clinch.
Aarnio lands with a thumping leg kick.
Aarnio takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Aarnio uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Coath.

Coath moves into range and clinches up with Aarnio.

Aarnio escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Nice body punch from Aarnio.
Aarnio tries to move into range but Coath moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
A big right from Aarnio misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Coath fails in his attempt to clinch.
Coath throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Aarnio sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Coath throws a low kick but Aarnio avoids it.
Coath misses with a straight left.
Aarnio throws out a counter right but Coath avoids it with no problem.
Aarnio misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Coath.
Coath misses with a straight right.
Aarnio lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Coath scores with a sloppy right hand. Aarnio should have avoided that one.
Aarnio on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Coath chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Aarnio shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Chris Coath has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jari Aarnio.
Coath throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Aarnio takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Coath stuffs the takedown.
Coath throws a solid leg kick but Aarnio takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Coath.
Aarnio moves out of range as Coath strikes.
Coath wants to land a leg kick but Aarnio is out of range.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Coath pivots, looking for a leg kick but Aarnio is out of range and Coath settles back down.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Coath lands a jab.
Aarnio shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Coath as he avoids it easily.
Coath misses with a series of wild punches.
Coath misses with a combination
and Coath takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Coath needs to keep his hands up - Aarnio had a free shot at his head there.
Coath looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Aarnio shoots in for a takedown but Coath shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Coath lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

Coath closes the distance and clinches.
Coath keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Aarnio's efforts to push away.
Coath goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Coath struggles to land a body shot inside as Aarnio controls his hands.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Coath swings wildly with an uppercut but Aarnio uses good head movement to avoid it.
Coath's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!

Aarnio breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Aarnio throws a shot to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Coath throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Aarnio throws the left hand but Coath avoids the punch easily.
Coath sizes up Aarnio with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Aarnio fails with a takedown attempt.
Coath misses with a hook
and Aarnio counters with a thumping low kick.
Coath misses with a few strikes there.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Aarnio! But no joy.
Aarnio checks a low kick from Coath.
Aarnio lands with a good body shot.
Coath works Aarnio's body with a nice hook.
Chris Coath is winning the standup battle so far.
Aarnio shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Aarnio on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Aarnio throws a lazy right hand but Coath sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Coath lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Coath lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Coath lands a jab to the nose.

Coath pushes Aarnio up against the cage in a clinch.
Aarnio goes for a takedown in the clinch but Coath prevents it.
Chris Coath has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jari Aarnio.
Aarnio blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aarnio wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.

Aarnio breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Aarnio walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Coath checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Coath throws a series of punches but Aarnio avoids them all with ease.
Aarnio on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Coath. Coath obviously looking to wear him down.
Coath swinging wildly here.
Coath throws a jab when Aarnio was well out of range.
Aarnio throws a jab when Coath was well out of range.
Coath scores with a nice head shot.
Aarnio misses the jab.
Aarnio steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Coath.
A big right from Coath misses.
Aarnio turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Coath feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Aarnio's calf.
A low kick from Coath misses
and Aarnio counters with a stiff right hand.
Aarnio ducks under a wild hook from Coath.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Coath rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
letting Aarnio counter with a right hand.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Coath slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Coath is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Aarnio can do to turn this around?
Coath moves in looking to clinch but Aarnio pushes him off.
Coath turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Coath throws a lazy uppercut
enabling Aarnio to counter with a crisp jab.
Aarnio lands a leg kick that knocks Coath off balance momentarily.
Coath tries to clinch up but Aarnio circles away and keeps his distance.
Chris Coath is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Coath throws a leg kick that misses.
As Coath backs off Aarnio throws a huge counter combo but Coath manages to avoid it all.
Coath steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Aarnio.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Coath, right into the meat.
Coath blocks a jab.
Coath is looking to counter the offense by Aarnio and move into the clinch.
Coath misses with the combination.
Aarnio looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Aarnio connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Coath momentarily.
Aarnio slips a straight right by Coath.

Aarnio feints and as Coath raises his hands in defense, Aarnio changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
Coath 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.

Coath looking to try and escape his hips here, looking for a submission. It looks like he's going for a triangle but Aarnio is defending well. Coath quickly switches to an armbar and extends the arm! Aarnio has no choice but to tap, to a very quick submission! Wow, that was lightning fast! Coath celebrates on the cage, with the crowd.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:18 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Chris Coath!
Chris Coath decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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Event: UGD 90:Kenway Vs Ajax II     
Date:   Dec 15, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Jason Sturd Jr (ranked 361 p4p, 51 weight class) and Jari Aarnio (ranked 1073 p4p, 151 weight class). Sturd Jr's entrance music is Waka Flocka Flame - 50K (Neon Dreams Remix). A fine choice. Aarnio has chosen Ice Cube - Why We Thugs as his entrance music. The fight MMA fans around the world have waited their entire lives for!

181 cm
33
191 lbs
27 - 10 - 0
198 cm
34
190 lbs
10 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)
Bullet Proof System

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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, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Jason Sturd Jr!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Jari Aarnio!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Colin Fotheringham and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Aarnio throws out a loose jab but Sturd Jr uses good head movement to avoid it.
A swing and a miss from Sturd Jr.
Jari Aarnio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Aarnio misses with a wild body shot.
It looked like Sturd Jr wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
A bone on bone clash there as Aarnio blocks the leg kick.
Aarnio scores with a nice head shot.
Sturd Jr fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Aarnio is out of range.
Aarnio connects with a crisp jab.
Aarnio moves out of range of the strikes.
Sturd Jr thows a left - swing and a miss!
Aarnio throws a good cross that connects.
Sturd Jr buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Aarnio feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Sturd Jrs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Aarnio swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Sturd Jr is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Aarnio misses the jab.
Aarnio is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Sturd Jr misses with a low kick.
Aarnio swings for the body but Sturd Jr moves out of range.
Aarnio takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Aarnio scores with a crisp jab that stopped Sturd Jr in his tracks.
Aarnio shoots in but Sturd Jr avoids the takedown attempt easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sturd Jr scores with a one two! Aarnio had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Aarnio throws a hook but Sturd Jr blocks it.
Sturd Jr scores with a hook to the body. Aarnio takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
A left lands for Aarnio.
Nice shot by Aarnio.
Sturd Jr uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Aarnio.
Sturd Jr throws out a leg kick but Aarnio moves out of range and Sturd Jr only half commits.
Aarnio bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Aarnio drops his hands momentarily and Sturd Jr takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Aarnio throws the left hand but Sturd Jr avoids the punch easily.
An attempted straight right counter from Sturd Jr misses the target.
Aarnio scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Aarnio connects with the punch.
Aarnio has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Aarnio misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Aarnio slips a straight right by Sturd Jr.
Aarnio misses with an uppercut. Sturd Jr saw that one coming.
Sturd Jr throws a nice inside leg kick.
Aarnio throws an off balance right hand
and Sturd Jr cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sturd Jr steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Aarnio.
Sturd Jr throws a leg kick but Aarnio checks it.
A head kick misses from Sturd Jr.
A little jabbing left from Aarnio on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Aarnio throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Sturd Jr scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Sturd Jr cracks Aarnio with a good jab.
Sturd Jr connects with an inside leg kick.
Aarnio lands with a cross.
Aarnio misses with a straight right.
Aarnio misses with a hook.
Aarnio is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Sturd Jr misses with a low kick.
Sturd Jr steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Aarnio.
Aarnio works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Sturd Jr throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Aarnio stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Aarnio throws a body punch but Sturd Jr moves out of range.
Aarnio checks a low kick from Sturd Jr.
Sturd Jr throws a push kick but Aarnio slaps the foot to one side.
Aarnio looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Sturd Jr scores with a leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sturd Jr throws a leg kick but Aarnio checks it.
Sturd Jr throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sturd Jr misses with a two punch combination.
Sturd Jr misses with a double jab.
Sturd Jr lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Sturd Jr moves out of range of the strikes.
Sturd Jr pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Sturd Jr ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Aarnio uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Sturd Jr.
The fighters circling - Sturd Jr throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Aarnio 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.
Aarnio swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Aarnio throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Sturd Jr counters with a nice uppercut.
Sturd Jr loads up on a big right hand but Aarnio slips the punch.
Sturd Jr throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Aarnio sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Sturd Jr throws a right hand that Aarnio ducks under and follows up with a left that Aarnio also avoids with ease.
Sturd Jr feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Aarnio's calf.
Sturd Jr looks to land a combination but Aarnio avoids it well.
Sturd Jr moves forwards but Aarnio connects with a nice, crisp jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Sturd Jr staying out of range there.
Aarnio misses with a straight left.
Aarnio is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Sturd Jr had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Aarnio lunges at Sturd Jr with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Sturd Jr's hand.
Aarnio cracks Sturd Jr with an open hand slap.
Sturd Jr tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Aarnio lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Sturd Jr at a distance.
Sturd Jr throws an overhand right that lands on Aarnio's shoulder, as Aarnio tries to avoid the shot.
Aarnio checks a low kick from Sturd Jr.
Aarnio scores with a nice head shot.
Aarnio lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Sturd Jr backs up against the cage.
Aarnio is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Sturd Jr.
Sturd Jr finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Aarnio lands a jab.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Aarnio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Jason Sturd Jr is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Sturd Jr connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Sturd Jr ducks under a wild hook from Aarnio.
Aarnio scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Sturd Jr throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Aarnio.
Sturd Jr misses with a body shot.
Nice shot lands for Aarnio.
Sturd Jr slips under a jab from Aarnio.
Sturd Jr lands with a shot to the body.
Sturd Jr misses with a jab to the body
enabling Aarnio to counter with a crisp jab.
Sturd Jr slips a straight right by Aarnio.
Aarnio misses with a right hand
and Sturd Jr counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Sturd Jr tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Aarnio is able to avoid easily.
Aarnio ducks under a wild hook from Sturd Jr.
Aarnio checks a leg kick.
Sturd Jr cracks Aarnio with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Aarnio cracks Sturd Jr with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Sturd Jr defending well as Aarnio loads up on a big left hand.
Aarnio swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A big right from Aarnio misses.
Sturd Jr looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Sturd Jr throws a hook to the side of Aarnio's head but Aarnio sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Aarnio throws a jab when Sturd Jr was well out of range.
Sturd Jr was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aarnio throws a right hand that misses
and Sturd Jr makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Aarnio cracks Sturd Jr with a good jab.
Sturd Jr blocks a jab.
Aarnio scores with a nice right hand.
Nice straight punches there by Aarnio. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Aarnio.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Aarnio checks a leg kick.
Aarnio misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Aarnio takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Sturd Jr on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Aarnio tries to bum rush Sturd Jr with a series of wild strikes but Sturd Jr uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Sturd Jr throws a leg kick but Aarnio sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Aarnio smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
A jab from Aarnio misses.
Sturd Jr is looking to counter punch.
Sturd Jr keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Aarnio.
Sturd Jr misses with a wild combination.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Sturd Jr uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Aarnio.
Sturd Jr was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Sturd Jr misses with a body shot.
Sturd Jr throws a right hand that Aarnio ducks under and follows up with a left that Aarnio also avoids with ease.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio lands with an uppercut that bounces Sturd Jr off the cage and back into range.
Aarnio's jab looks to have found its range, popping Sturd Jr under the eye.
Sturd Jr misses with a two punch combination.
A big left from Sturd Jr misses.
Sturd Jr slips under a jab from Aarnio.
Sturd Jr swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Aarnio throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Aarnio connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Sturd Jr momentarily.
An inside leg kick from Sturd Jr misses.
The fighters circling - Aarnio throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sturd Jr bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Aarnio misses with a hook.
Jari Aarnio seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Sturd Jr throws a low kick but Aarnio avoids it.
Sturd Jr scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Sturd Jr takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Aarnio has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Sturd Jr.
Aarnio's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Aarnio throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A quick step to the side and Sturd Jr tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nice uppercut there from Sturd Jr.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio looks to score with a jab to the body but Sturd Jr is just out of range.
Sturd Jr dips to his left and cracks Aarnio with an uppercut!
Sturd Jr throws a looping overhand right but Aarnio ducks down to avoid it.
Sturd Jr cracks Aarnio with a good jab.
Aarnio thows a left - swing and a miss!
Sturd Jr throws a chopping leg kick but Aarnio manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Sturd Jr throws an overhand right that lands on Aarnio's shoulder, as Aarnio tries to avoid the shot.
Sturd Jr looks to land a right hand but Aarnio moved out of range.
The fighters circling - Aarnio throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sturd Jr ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Sturd Jr misses with a hook.
Sturd Jr fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Aarnio has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Aarnio misses with an uppercut.
A quick step to the side and Sturd Jr tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Aarnio stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Sturd Jr fakes the leg kick and cracks Aarnio in the body.
Aarnio fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
A jab from Aarnio misses.

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!
Sturd Jr throws a chopping leg kick but Aarnio manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Sturd Jr slips a straight right by Aarnio.
Aarnio 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.
Sturd Jr cracks Aarnio with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Sturd Jr jabs Aarnio to the body, keeping him at a distance.
A lazy left from Aarnio finds it's target.
Nice straight punches there by Aarnio. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Aarnio.
Aarnio uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Sturd Jr.
Aarnio moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Aarnio throws a looping overhand right but Sturd Jr ducks down to avoid it.
Aarnio uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Sturd Jr has time to react.
Sturd Jr throws a hook to the side of Aarnio's head but Aarnio sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Aarnio misses with an uppercut. Sturd Jr saw that one coming.
Sturd Jr loads up on a big right hand but Aarnio slips the punch.
Aarnio tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Sturd Jr was well out of range. Poor timing from Aarnio.
Aarnio connects with a crisp jab.
Aarnio scores with a hook.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Jari Aarnio will probably get the nod - 10:9.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! And we move into the final round!


Aarnio jabs Sturd Jr to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Aarnio slips under a jab from Sturd Jr.
Sturd Jr throws a hook to the side of Aarnio's head but Aarnio sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Aarnio stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Sturd Jr.
Aarnio moves into range and connects with a jab.
Aarnio swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Sturd Jr.
Aarnio lands a glancing blow to the side of Sturd Jr's head.
Aarnio throws a looping overhand right but Sturd Jr ducks down to avoid it.
Aarnio throws a big shot that misses.
Nice uppercut there from Sturd Jr.
Aarnio staying out of range there.
Good shot there by Sturd Jr.
Sturd Jr takes a swing at Aarnio's ribcage but misses.
Sturd Jr thows a left - swing and a miss!
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!
Aarnio throws a hook to the side of Sturd Jr's head but Sturd Jr sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
That kick from Sturd Jr tenderised Aarnio's leg. Aarnio is trying to keep his angry face on.
A big left from Aarnio misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sturd Jr throws a right hand that Aarnio ducks under and follows up with a left that Aarnio also avoids with ease.
Sturd Jr looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Sturd Jr attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Sturd Jr throws an off balance right hand
and Aarnio counters with a straight right hand.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sturd Jr. Aarnio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Sturd Jr misses with a jab, cross combination.
Aarnio looks to land a left hand but Sturd Jr moved out of range nicely.
Aarnio throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Sturd Jr counters with a three punch combo that has Aarnio backing up. Aarnio nods at Sturd Jr to acknowledge the strikes.
Sturd Jr pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Sturd Jr is looking to chop away at Aarnio's legs.
Sturd Jr misses with a head kick.
Aarnio misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
It looked like Sturd Jr wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Some bone on bone action there as Aarnio checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Aarnio throws out a counter right but Sturd Jr avoids it with no problem.
Sturd Jr is looking to chop away at Aarnio's legs.
Aarnio throws a hook but Sturd Jr blocks it.
Sturd Jr uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Aarnio.
Sturd Jr keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Sturd Jr throws a low kick but Aarnio avoids it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio throws a hook but Sturd Jr blocks it.
Sturd Jr thuds his right hand into Aarnio's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Sturd Jr scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Sturd Jr looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Sturd Jr has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Aarnio finds it's way round the side to connect with Sturd Jr's head.
Aarnio lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Sturd Jr at a distance.
Aarnio throws a combination that misses
and Sturd Jr connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Aarnio lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Sturd Jr fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Sturd Jr throws a nice inside leg kick.
Aarnio throws a body punch but Sturd Jr moves out of range.
Aarnio checks the leg kick nicely there.
Sturd Jr moves out of range as Aarnio strikes.
Jari Aarnio is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Aarnio misses with a body shot.
Aarnio tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Sturd Jr was well out of range. Poor timing from Aarnio.
Sturd Jr just misses with a punch to the body.
Aarnio works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sturd Jr is looking to score with low kicks.
Sturd Jr slips a jab from Aarnio.
Sturd Jr wants to land a leg kick but Aarnio is out of range.
Aarnio tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Aarnio lands with a hook. Sturd Jr tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Aarnio moves out of range as Sturd Jr strikes.
Sloppy strikes from Sturd Jr. Those never looked like landing.
A punch combination from Sturd Jr misses.
Decent striking displayed by Aarnio there.
Sturd Jr throws a big shot that misses.
Sturd Jr has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Sturd Jr there as he acknowledges the shot.
Aarnio misses with a hook.
Sturd Jr uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Aarnio.
Aarnio takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Sturd Jr ducks right into an uppercut from Aarnio.
Aarnio throws a right hand that misses
and Sturd Jr counters with a series of strikes. Aarnio will be more careful next time no doubt.

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!
Sturd Jr throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Aarnio sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Aarnio looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Sturd Jr uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Aarnio.
A head kick misses from Aarnio.
An inside leg kick lands from Sturd Jr.
Sturd Jr swings for the body but Aarnio moves out of range.
Sturd Jr uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Aarnio.
Aarnio's jab looks to have found its range, popping Sturd Jr under the eye.
Sturd Jr throws a solid leg kick but Aarnio takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Sturd Jr.
Sturd Jr throws a chopping leg kick but Aarnio manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Aarnio misses with a straight left.
Sturd Jr misses with an uppercut.
Aarnio throws a lazy right hand but Sturd Jr sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Sturd Jr scores with a leg kick.
Aarnio misses with a hook. Sturd Jr ducked under it nicely.
Nice cross by Sturd Jr.
Jason Sturd Jr has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Aarnio throws a jab when Sturd Jr was well out of range.

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 Jason Sturd Jr.
Well Aarnio 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 William Gold scores the fight 28:29
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 28:29
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Jari Aarnio!

A less than humble Jari Aarnio misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.
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RATING
84%

 

Event: UGD 88:Pulkkinen Vs Sole     
Date:   Dec 01, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Jari Aarnio (ranked 1334 p4p, 182 weight class) and Evgenii Mamchenko (ranked 2752 p4p, 344 weight class). Aarnio's entrance music is Ice Cube - Why We Thugs. A fine choice. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

198 cm
34
190 lbs
9 - 4 - 0
175 cm
27
198 lbs
14 - 7 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Arcticus University: London

Urban Fighter



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 9 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Jari Aarnio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Evgenii Mamchenko!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, James Glass and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Mamchenko looks to land a right hand but Aarnio moved out of range.
Aarnio really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Aarnio bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Mamchenko sizes up Aarnio with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Jari Aarnio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Mamchenko slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Aarnio throws a jab when Mamchenko was well out of range.
Aarnio looks to throw the jab but Mamchenko is out of range.
Mamchenko throws a big shot that misses.
Mamchenko dives in for a single leg takedown but Aarnio sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Aarnio takes one to the chin there.
Aarnio has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Mamchenko finds it's way round the side to connect with Aarnio's head.
A looping hook to the body misses from Mamchenko. Aarnio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Mamchenko scores with a nice strike.
Aarnio pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Aarnio needs to keep his hands up - Mamchenko had a free shot at his head there.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Aarnio throws a body shot but no joy.
Mamchenko throws a lazy right hand but Aarnio sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Aarnio throws out a loose jab but Mamchenko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Mamchenko throws the left hand but Aarnio avoids the punch easily.
Aarnio walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mamchenko looks for a takedown but Aarnio sprawls well.
Aarnio waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Mamchenko.

Mamchenko scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Mamchenko perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Mamchenko thows a huge punch but Aarnio dodges it nicely.
Mamchenko thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Aarnio's head.
Aarnio is looking for a sweep. Mamchenko is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Aarnio makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Aarnio.
Mamchenko controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Mamchenko trying to control the position from guard on top but Aarnio is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Aarnio seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Mamchenko controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Aarnio had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Mamchenko defends it easily.

Aarnio working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Mamchenko doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Mamchenko manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Mamchenko slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Mamchenko trying to control but Aarnio is working from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio being controlled here, momentarily.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Mamchenko stuns Aarnio with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Mamchenko walks into a left hand.
Aarnio looks to throw the jab but Mamchenko is out of range.
Mamchenko throws out a counter right but Aarnio avoids it with no problem.
Aarnio moves out of range as Mamchenko strikes.
Aarnio ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Mamchenko moves away.
A punch lands to the side of Aarnio 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Aarnio throws a jab but it's blocked by Mamchenko.
Aarnio scores with a sloppy right hand. Mamchenko should have avoided that one.
Aarnio steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Mamchenko.
Aarnio throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Mamchenko counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Mamchenko swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Aarnio.
Aarnio throws a head kick that misses
and Mamchenko counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Mamchenko 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.
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!
Aarnio jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Aarnio throws a hook but Mamchenko blocks it.
Mamchenko takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Aarnio throws a body shot but no joy.
Aarnio cracks Mamchenko with a right hand to the side of the head.
Mamchenko misses with an uppercut
and Aarnio connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Aarnio looks for a takedown but Mamchenko sprawls well.
Aarnio uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Mamchenko.
Aarnio misses the shot to the body.
Mamchenko shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Mamchenko is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Aarnio had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Mamchenko connects with a nice looking jab.
Aarnio misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Mamchenko.
A big left from Mamchenko misses.
Aarnio fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Aarnio dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Mamchenko has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Mamchenko lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Aarnio circles away quickly and effectively.
Nice uppercut there from Aarnio.
Mamchenko throws a right hand that misses
and Aarnio counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Aarnio misses with a head kick.
Mamchenko let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Mamchenko misses with a straight left.
Aarnio just misses with a punch to the body.
Aarnio scores with a nice head shot.
Aarnio uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Mamchenko.
Mamchenko throws a poor cross that misses
and Aarnio counters with a straight right hand.
Mamchenko sizes up Aarnio with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Aarnio avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Sloppy strikes from Aarnio. Those never looked like landing.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Mamchenko ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Nice jab there from Mamchenko.
Aarnio shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aarnio looks for a takedown but Mamchenko sprawls well.
Aarnio throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Mamchenko looks to land a right hand but Aarnio moved out of range.
Aarnio throws a jab but it's blocked by Mamchenko.
Aarnio doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Nice sprawl there from Aarnio as Mamchenko shoots in.
Aarnio walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Aarnio scores with a sloppy right hand. Mamchenko should have avoided that one.

Mamchenko throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Aarnio tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Mamchenko is in Aarnio's guard.

Aarnio has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Mamchenko is in a bit of discomfort here, but he's managed to free himself and has dived into side control! That didn't work out too well for Aarnio.
The referee asks Mamchenko politely if he wouldn't mind getting on with it and actually doing something. Mamchenko prefers to stall for the moment though.
Mamchenko wants to lay and pray for a moment but Aarnio keeps working.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mamchenko looking to control but instead Aarnio has slipped a leg in, to regain half guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Mamchenko seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Aarnio does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Mamchenko prevents Aarnio from improving his position.
Mamchenko takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Aarnio gets full guard.
Mamchenko trying to control but Aarnio is working from the bottom.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Aarnio is trying to keep Mamchenko in close.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mamchenko is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Mamchenko wants to control from the top but Aarnio keeps moving.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Mamchenko misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Aarnio counters with a nice uppercut.
Mamchenko ducks under a wild hook from Aarnio.
Mamchenko scores with the left hand. Aarnio knows he should have avoided that one.
Aarnio throws a body shot but no joy.
Mamchenko lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Aarnio uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Mamchenko.
Mamchenko showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Aarnio.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio throws a jab but it's blocked by Mamchenko.
No joy there for Aarnio, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Good shot there by Aarnio.
Mamchenko on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Mamchenko ducks under a wild hook from Aarnio.
Aarnio just misses with a punch to the body.
Aarnio misses with a wild body shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A big left from Mamchenko misses.
Aarnio ducks under a wild hook from Mamchenko.
Aarnio was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Aarnio moves forwards but Mamchenko connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Danga de danga de dang - Aarnio scores with a four punch combination!
A looping hook to the body misses from Mamchenko. Aarnio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Aarnio steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Mamchenko.
The fighters circling - Mamchenko throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Aarnio jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Aarnio loads up on a big right hand but Mamchenko slips the punch.
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 Jari Aarnio will probably get the nod.
That's time! Aarnio's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. And we move into the final round!


Mamchenko throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Mamchenko has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Mamchenko scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Mamchenko keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Aarnio slips under a jab from Mamchenko.
Mamchenko dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Mamchenko fails to land with a series of punches.
Nice uppercut there from Mamchenko.
Mamchenko uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Aarnio.
It seemed like Mamchenko was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Aarnio shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Mamchenko fails with the takedown.
Aarnio jabbing away but nothing is landing.
It seemed like Mamchenko was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Aarnio is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Mamchenko.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Aarnio takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Aarnio lands the left hand.
Mamchenko scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aarnio steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Mamchenko.
Aarnio moves out of range of the strikes.
Mamchenko uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Aarnio has time to react.
Mamchenko looks to land a right hand but Aarnio moved out of range.
Aarnio displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Mamchenko throws out the jab.
Aarnio connects with a right hand. Mamchenko shakes it off.
Aarnio lunges at Mamchenko with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Mamchenko's hand.
Aarnio misses with a series of wild punches.
Mamchenko keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Aarnio.
Aarnio throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Aarnio feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Mamchenkos jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Aarnio throws out a loose jab but Mamchenko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Mamchenko cracks Aarnio with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Mamchenko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Aarnio.
A jab from Mamchenko finds it's way through Aarnio's defenses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Mamchenko shoots for a takedown but Aarnio saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Aarnio fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Mamchenko manages to avoid it.
Mamchenko pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Mamchenko misses with a left hand
and Aarnio counters with a straight right hand.
Aarnio scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Mamchenko shoots and misses
and Aarnio counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Jari Aarnio has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Evgenii Mamchenko.
Aarnio throws a jab when Mamchenko was well out of range.
Nice defenses there by Aarnio.
Aarnio pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Mamchenko has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Aarnio misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Jari Aarnio is winning the standup battle so far.
Aarnio lands with a cross.
Aarnio drops his hands momentarily and Mamchenko takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Aarnio uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Mamchenko.
Mamchenko jabs Aarnio to the body, keeping him at a distance.
A slow jab from Mamchenko misses its intended target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Aarnio scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Aarnio thows a huge punch but Mamchenko dodges it nicely.
Mamchenko is staying active underneath Aarnio, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Aarnio looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Aarnio is looking to take a break and control but Mamchenko is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Aarnio is pressing down on Mamchenko's thigh, looking to free his foot. Mamchenko is holding on for now.

Aarnio seems to be looking for submissions.
Mamchenko is pressing down on Aarnio's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio tries to free his leg and advance position but Mamchenko is retaining full guard.
Mamchenko is trying to control the position but Aarnio postures up.
Aarnio pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Mamchenko is keeping the position for now.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Aarnio throwing strikes but missing.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Aarnio moves away from the strike by Mamchenko.
Aarnio avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Mamchenko tests Aarnio's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Aarnio misses with an uppercut. Mamchenko saw that one coming.

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 Jari Aarnio.
I think Aarnio 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 Paul Tew scores the fight 29:28
Judge James Glass scores the fight 29:28
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Jari Aarnio!

In his post fight interview, Jari Aarnio started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: UGD 74:Pulkkinen Vs Jitsu     
Date:   Sep 08, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Danny Seagram (ranked 214 p4p, 33 weight class) and Jari Aarnio (ranked 682 p4p, 93 weight class). Aarnio is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Ice Cube - Why We Thugs. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

186 cm
31
189 lbs
22 - 6 - 2
198 cm
33
193 lbs
9 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Arcticus University: London

Arcticus University: London
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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, 6 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Danny Seagram!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Jari Aarnio!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, Andrew Berry and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Seagram jabs Aarnio to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Seagram attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Seagram cracks a nice hook into Aarnio's ribs.
Decent striking displayed by Aarnio there.
Seagram connects with a body shot that sends Aarnio's belly button to the back.
Aarnio displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Seagram throws out the jab.
Seagram misses with a body shot
and Aarnio counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Seagram scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Aarnio misses with a left hand
and Seagram cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
A big left from Seagram misses.
Aarnio gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Seagram throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Aarnio looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Seagram scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Aarnio is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Seagram.
Seagram misses the shot to the body.
Seagram misses with an uppercut
and Aarnio connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Aarnio is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Nice defenses there by Aarnio.
Seagram misses with a looping right.
Aarnio fails with the takedown.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aarnio keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Seagram.
Aarnio throws out a counter right but Seagram avoids it with no problem.
Seagram throws a sloppy body shot
letting Aarnio counter with a right hand.
Aarnio throws a leg kick but Seagram sees it coming and moves out of range.
Danny Seagram is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Seagram takes a swing at Aarnio's ribcage but misses.
Danny Seagram seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nice body punch from Seagram.
Aarnio misses with a body kick.
Seagram lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Aarnio circles away quickly and effectively.
Aarnio moves out of range of the strikes.
Aarnio throws a shot from downtown. Seagram moves away and avoids it.
Aarnio slips a jab from Seagram.
Aarnio steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Seagram.
Aarnio misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Seagram on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Aarnio. Aarnio obviously looking to wear him down.
Seagram drops his hands momentarily and Aarnio takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Seagram throws a big shot that misses.
Aarnio takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Aarnio looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Aarnio has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Seagram uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Aarnio misses with a straight right.
Aarnio has his takedown stuffed
and Seagram counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Aarnio misses with a wild combination.
Seagram connects with a solid leg kick.
Aarnio swings widly with a right hand
and Seagram counters with a straight right hand.
Aarnio steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Seagram.
Aarnio moves out of range as Seagram strikes.
Seagram cracks Aarnio with an open hand slap.
Aarnio ducks under a wild hook from Seagram.
Seagram's jab looks to have found its range, popping Aarnio under the eye.
Aarnio shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
A little feinted left hand from Seagram on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Danny Seagram has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jari Aarnio.
Seagram lands a jab to the nose.
Seagram misses with an uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Aarnio throws a leg kick but Seagram moved away.
Aarnio's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Seagram connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Aarnio scrambles back to his feet.
The fighters circle momentarily. Aarnio darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Seagram lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Aarnio at a distance.
Aarnio plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Seagram scores with a jab to the body.
Seagram with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Seagram fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Aarnio manages to avoid it.
Aarnio closes the distance and clinches up with Seagram, looking for a takedown. Aarnio pushes Seagram against the cage but Seagram circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Seagram misses with an attempted mid kick.
Seagram throws out a loose jab but Aarnio uses good head movement to avoid it.
Seagram is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Aarnio.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Seagram misses with an uppercut. Aarnio saw that one coming.
Aarnio is looking for the big counter here.
Seagram lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Seagram throws a poor cross that misses

and Aarnio counters with a shoot takedown. Seagram fights it but they end up in guard.
Aarnio throwing strikes from guard but Seagram blocks nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seagram utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Seagram trying to control the position.
Aarnio postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Aarnio working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Seagram looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Seagram preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Seagram holds on and takes a little breather.
Aarnio lands a couple of elbows.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Aarnio trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Aarnio with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Aarnio throws a lazy head kick
and Seagram counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Aarnio tries a head kick but it misses.
Seagram cracks a nice hook into Aarnio's ribs.
Aarnio lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Aarnio avoids the body shot from Seagram.
Seagram throws the left hand but Aarnio avoids the punch easily.
The fighters circling - Seagram throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Seagram looks to throw the jab but Aarnio is out of range.
Aarnio keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Seagram.
Aarnio digs a good body shot into Seagram's ribs.
Seagram throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Seagram is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Aarnio can do to turn this around?
Seagram pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Seagram throws a jab when Aarnio was well out of range.
Aarnio steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Aarnio 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.
Aarnio connects with a good right hand that stumbles Seagram. Seagram circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Aarnio misses with a head kick.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Aarnio is looking to slow Seagram down with leg kicks.

That's one minute gone in the round.

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

Seagram kicks Aarnio off and gets to his feet.
Nice shot lands for Seagram.
Aarnio has tried to improve his agility in the runup to this fight.
Seagram moves out of range as Aarnio throws a body kick.
Aarnio misses with a hook
and Aarnio takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Aarnio misses with a straight left.
Seagram misses with an uppercut.
Aarnio pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Seagram just misses with a punch to the body.
Seagram misses with a right hand
enabling Aarnio to counter with a crisp jab.
Aarnio throws a low kick, looking for Seagram's leg but Seagram calmly moves out of range.
A counter left hand to the body from Seagram misses its target.
Seagram digs a good body shot into Aarnio's ribs.
A telegraphed right hand from Seagram misses the target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A slapping leg kick lands for Seagram.
Seagram looks to land a left hand but Aarnio moved out of range nicely.
Seagram missing with a left hand there. Aarnio was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Aarnio tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Good shot there by Seagram.
A looping hook to the body misses from Seagram. Aarnio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Seagram avoids the body shot from Aarnio.
Seagram lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Seagram misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Aarnio counters with a nice uppercut.
Seagram throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Aarnio uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Seagram.
Seagram throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Aarnio throws a head kick but Seagram moves out of range.
Aarnio uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Seagram.
Donk. Aarnio catches Seagram right on the button with a cross.
Aarnio misses with a low kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seagram looks to score with a jab to the body but Aarnio is just out of range.
Aarnio avoids the body shot from Seagram.
Aarnio slips a straight right by Seagram.
A cross from Seagram lands.
Seagram loads up on a big right hand but Aarnio slips the punch.
Seagram misses with a lunging right hand
and Aarnio counters with a kick to the head that grazes his opponent. Seagram is lucky that one didn't land flush.
Aarnio checks a leg kick.
Aarnio feints a counter leg kick.
Danny Seagram is winning the standup battle so far.
Aarnio keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Seagram throws a lazy right hand but Aarnio sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Aarnio lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Aarnio dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Seagram. That did some damage!
Aarnio takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Aarnio ducks right into an uppercut from Seagram.
Aarnio is looking to land body kicks.
Seagram moves out of range of the strikes.
Seagram loads up on a big right hand but Aarnio slips the punch.
Seagram throws a body punch but Aarnio moves out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio lands a nice leg kick that just misses Seagram's sensitive parts.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Seagram jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Seagram cracks Aarnio with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Aarnio gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Seagram.
Seagram loads up on a big right hand but Aarnio slips the punch.
Aarnio throws a nice looking combination but Seagram bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Aarnio walks into a left hand.
A big right from Seagram misses.
Seagram smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Aarnio moves out of range as Seagram strikes.
Seagram scores with a shot to the body.
Seagram takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Seagram throws a big shot that misses.
Aarnio throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Aarnio attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
The fighters circling - Seagram throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Aarnio fails with the takedown.
Seagram was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Aarnio on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Seagram. Seagram obviously looking to wear him down.
Seagram lands with a nice body punch.
Seagram connects with a jab.
Aarnio swinging wildly here.
Aarnio uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Seagram.
Seagram throws a predictable looking body shot
and Seagram takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Seagram tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Aarnio was well out of range. Poor timing from Seagram.
And Aarnio tries to counter it with a takedown but Seagram pushes his down on his head and steps out.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aarnio fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Seagram misses with an uppercut.
A telegraphed right hand from Aarnio misses the target.
Seagram thows a left - swing and a miss!
Aarnio bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aarnio shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Seagram missing with a left hand there. Aarnio was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Aarnio throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Seagram digs a good body shot into Aarnio's ribs.
Aarnio connects with a high kick.
Seagram blocks a jab.
Seagram throws a hook but Aarnio avoids it easily.
Seagram looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Aarnio walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Aarnio ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Seagram ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Aarnio moves away.
Seagram misses with a right hand
and Aarnio counters with a nice uppercut.
Seagram throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Aarnio throws a front kick that sends Seagram stumbling back into the cage.
Aarnio looks to land a left hand but Seagram moved out of range nicely.
Aarnio missing with a left hand there. Seagram was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Jari Aarnio has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Aarnio throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Seagram connects with a body shot that sends Aarnio's belly button to the back.
Seagram looks to land a combination but Aarnio avoids it well.
The fighters circling - Seagram throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A big left from Seagram misses.
Aarnio feints the counter takedown.
Seagram looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Aarnio has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Seagram wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Seagram throws a jab but it's blocked by Aarnio.
Aarnio throws a head kick but Seagram moves out of range.
Seagram digs a good body shot into Aarnio's ribs.
Seagram throws the left hand but Aarnio avoids the punch easily.
Aarnio throws a low kick but it's checked well by Seagram.
Aarnio throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Seagram.
Seagram lands with a slapping head kick.
Seagram fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Aarnio manages to avoid it.
Seagram pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seagram misses with a straight right.
Nice body kick there by Aarnio.
Seagram slips a jab from Aarnio.
Aarnio fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Seagram checks it well.
A head kick misses from Aarnio.
Aarnio looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Seagram throwing a counter right hand but Aarnio manages to avoid it.
Aarnio takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Aarnio moves away from the strike by Seagram.
Seagram lands a body shot.
Seagram misses with a shot to the body
and Aarnio counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Seagram scores with a sloppy right hand. Aarnio should have avoided that one.
Aarnio gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Seagram fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Aarnio manages to avoid it.
A slow jab from Seagram misses its intended target.
Seagram changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Aarnio pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Seagram swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Seagram avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Seagram throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Aarnio.
Aarnio misses with a looping right.
Seagram loads up on a big right hand but Aarnio slips the punch.
Seagram connects with a body shot.
Aarnio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Seagram catches Aarnio with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Seagram ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A jab lands there for Seagram.
A nice combination there by Aarnio.
Nice defenses there by Seagram.
A punch lands to the side of Aarnio 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Seagram throws a hook but Aarnio blocks it.
Seagram looks to throw the jab but Aarnio is out of range.
Aarnio tries a quick counter leg kick but Seagram is wise to it.

And that's the end of the fight!
Danny Seagram showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Seagram, 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 Paul Tew scores the fight 30:27
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 30:27
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Danny Seagram!

A very excited looking Danny Seagram made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Event: UGD 70:Sturm Vs McKane     
Date:   Aug 11, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Danny Seagram and Jari Aarnio. Aarnio comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Ice Cube - Why We Thugs kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! 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.

186 cm
30
189 lbs
21 - 6 - 2
198 cm
32
193 lbs
9 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Hellbent

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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, 6 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Danny Seagram!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Jari Aarnio!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, William Gold and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Seagram takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Nice defenses there by Aarnio.
Seagram throws a looping overhand right but Aarnio ducks down to avoid it.
A nice inside leg kick there by Aarnio. That's going to slow Seagram down.
Aarnio dips to his left and cracks Seagram with an uppercut!
Seagram walks into a jab.
Aarnio steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Seagram.
Aarnio is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Nice sprawl there from Seagram as Aarnio shoots in.
A punch lands to the side of Seagram 's head but he takes it in his stride.
A nice leg kick lands there from Aarnio.
Seagram wants to slow Aarnio down by chopping away at his legs.
Seagram connects with a hook to the 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!
Seagram closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.

Aarnio closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Aarnio missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Aarnio trying to control the action but Seagram is working from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aarnio not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Seagram is refusing to be controlled, as Aarnio sits in half guard.
Seagram won't allow Aarnio to pass to mount.
Seagram is staying active underneath Aarnio, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

Aarnio is working for a submission of some sort.
Aarnio stalling away here and it's allowed Seagram to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Aarnio wants to control from the top but Seagram keeps moving.
Seagram being controlled here, momentarily.

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.
Seagram keeping moving, preventing Aarnio from controlling successfully.
Aarnio being controlled here momentarily.
Seagram keeping moving, preventing Aarnio from controlling successfully.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Aarnio lands with a good body shot.
Seagram moves out of range of the leg kick from Aarnio.
A little feinted left hand from Seagram on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Aarnio walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seagram takes a swing at Aarnio's ribcage but misses.
Aarnio feints the counter takedown.
Danny Seagram is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Seagram throws a jab when Aarnio was well out of range.
A low kick from Aarnio is predictable there
and Seagram counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Aarnio walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Seagram checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Aarnio lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Aarnio is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Aarnio tries to land a leg kick but Seagram saw it coming and moves away.
Seagram swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Seagram takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Left hook, right uppercut from Aarnio.
Aarnio scores with a jab. Seagram acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Aarnio lands with a good body shot.
Seagram looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Aarnio throws a jab when Seagram was well out of range.
Seagram swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Aarnio is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Aarnio connects with a looping right hand.
Seagram fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
The fighters circle momentarily. Seagram darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio misses with a hook
and Seagram connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Aarnio slips a straight right by Seagram.
Aarnio getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Seagram throws a right hand that misses

and Aarnio counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Aarnio not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Aarnio throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Seagram tries to roll over but Aarnio keeps him under control.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Aarnio in particular looking to stall.
Seagram is doing well to control the position and prevent Aarnio from advancing to side control.
Aarnio throws a big elbow that misses, also allowing Seagram to regain full guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Aarnio misses with a straight left.
Seagram ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Aarnio slips under a jab.
Seagram takes a jab right on the kisser.
Seagram walks into a straight right hand from Aarnio.
Aarnio has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Seagram misses with a straight left.
Aarnio has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Aarnio scores with a crisp jab that stopped Seagram in his tracks.
Aarnio slips under a jab.
Aarnio has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
A jab from Aarnio misses.
Seagram moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aarnio lands with an overhand left.
Seagram fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Seagram walks into a straight right hand from Aarnio.
Jari Aarnio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Seagram lands with a thumping leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Seagram. Aarnio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Aarnio.
Aarnio with a jab.
Seagram slips a jab and a cross from Aarnio.
Aarnio slips under a jab.
Seagram connects with the punch.
Seagram moves forwards but Aarnio connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Aarnio throws a series of punches but Seagram moves out of range.
Seagram misses the jab.
Seagram misses with an uppercut. Aarnio saw that one coming.
Good shot there by Seagram.
Jari Aarnio seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Seagram throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

Aarnio feints and as Seagram raises his hands in defense, Aarnio changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.

The fighters are working up against the cage. Seagram manages to wriggle his way back to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Aarnio working aggressively here.
Seagram misses with a punch to the body.
Seagram pushes Aarnio back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Aarnio's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Seagram lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Seagram misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Seagram misses with some punches.
Aarnio wants a takedown.
Seagram blocks an uppercut.
Aarnio doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Seagram.

Aarnio pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Seagram scores with a nice strike.
Seagram fails to land with a series of punches.
Aarnio lands a slapping body shot.
Aarnio lands a jab to Seagram's midsection.
Seagram throws an off balance right hand
and Aarnio counters with a one-two to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seagram 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.
Aarnio throws a lazy right hand but Seagram sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Aarnio ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Seagram moves away.
Seagram was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Seagram slips a jab from Aarnio.
Seagram ducks under a wild hook from Aarnio.
Aarnio looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Nice uppercut there from Aarnio.
Aarnio throws a right and a left that both miss.
Aarnio pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Seagram connects with a body shot.
Seagram moves out of range as Aarnio strikes.
A left lands for Seagram.
Aarnio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seagram pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Seagram digs a good body shot into Aarnio's ribs.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Aarnio shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Seagram pinned against the cage. Seagram gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Seagram was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Aarnio tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Seagram is able to avoid easily.
Aarnio lands with an uppercut that bounces Seagram off the cage and back into range.
Aarnio slips under a jab.
Seagram misses with a hook.
Seagram will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Seagram takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Aarnio throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Seagram stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Aarnio throws a leg kick but Seagram moved away.
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 Danny Seagram will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Seagram connects with a right hand. Aarnio shakes it off.
Aarnio throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Seagram sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Aarnio slips under a jab.
Seagram checks a leg kick.
Seagram misses with a body shot.
Aarnio lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Jab from Seagram.
Aarnio rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Seagram cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Aarnio takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Seagram misses with a low kick as Aarnio jumps back.
Aarnio is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Seagram.
Aarnio looks to throw the jab but Seagram is out of range.
Seagram walks into a stiff left hand from Aarnio.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A looping hook to the body misses from Aarnio. Seagram does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Seagram walks into a stiff left hand from Aarnio.
Aarnio uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Seagram.
Aarnio cracks the inside of Seagram's front leg.
Seagram is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Aarnio.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Aarnio! But no joy.
Seagram misses with a wild body shot.
Aarnio throws a hook but Seagram blocks it.
Aarnio jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Seagram is looking to counter punch.
Aarnio throws a series of punches but Seagram moves out of range.
It looked like Seagram wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Aarnio throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Seagram on the side of the head.
Seagram defending well as Aarnio loads up on a big left hand.
Seagram tried to counter with a leg kick but Aarnio avoided it.
Seagram looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Aarnio fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Seagram on the side of the head.
Aarnio fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Seagram checks it well.
Aarnio connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio throws a looping overhand right but Seagram ducks down to avoid it.
Seagram keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Aarnio's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Seagram connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Aarnio scrambles back to his feet.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Aarnio scores with a leg kick.
The fighters circle momentarily. Aarnio darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Aarnio gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.

Aarnio is rocked!
Aarnio scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Aarnio blocks a jab.
Aarnio appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Aarnio lands with a straight right. Seagram didn't see that one coming.
Aarnio misses with a hook.
Aarnio bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seagram tries to bum rush Aarnio with a series of wild strikes but Aarnio uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Aarnio misses with a hook to the body
and Seagram counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Aarnio thinking.
Seagram on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Aarnio. Aarnio obviously looking to wear him down.
Seagram throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Aarnio counters with an outside leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Aarnio. Seagram does a little dance to reset his feet.
It looked like Seagram wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Seagram uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Aarnio.
Donk. Aarnio catches Seagram right on the button with a cross.
Aarnio avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Seagram misses with a hook.
Seagram rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Aarnio counters with a nice uppercut.
Seagram throws a lazy right hand but Aarnio sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Seagram misses with a series of wild punches.
Aarnio was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Seagram throws a jab when Aarnio was well out of range.
Aarnio throws a leg kick that is checked
and Seagram connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Seagram throws a leg kick which misses Aarnio's front leg but catches the back leg as Aarnio tries to avoid it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Aarnio scores with a jab. Seagram acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Aarnio lands an overhand right.
Aarnio takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Aarnio scores with a sloppy right hand. Seagram should have avoided that one.
Aarnio darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Seagram has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Aarnio finds it's way round the side to connect with Seagram's head.
Seagram takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Aarnio throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Aarnio slips a straight right by Seagram.
Seagram misses with a body punch

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

Seagram makes some distance and scrambles quickly back to his feet. Nice work!

And that's the end of the fight!
Danny Seagram showed his dominance in that final round.
I have no idea who won that fight. Let's wait and see whether the judges are as confused as me! Time for a split decision perhaps?!. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 29:28
Judge William Gold scores the fight 29:27
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 29:29

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Danny Seagram!

Our winner, Danny Seagram, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: EPL 12 Finale     
Date:   Jul 21, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Jari Aarnio and Howard Stern. Aarnio comes to the cage accompanied by Ice Cube - Why We Thugs. Stern has chosen The Great American Nightmare as his entrance music. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

198 cm
32
193 lbs
8 - 2 - 0
184 cm
33
199 lbs
26 - 15 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Excellent MT
Granite chin

Sin City Allstars

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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 8 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Jari Aarnio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Howard Stern!
The judges for this bout are Andrew Berry, James Ackerman and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Decent striking displayed by Stern there.
Stern dodges the punch combination from Aarnio.
Stern tries to clinch but fails miserably

and Aarnio decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Stern's guard.
Aarnio won't allow Stern to sweep him here.
Aarnio working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Aarnio postures up.
Aarnio 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.
Aarnio trying to control the position from guard on top but Stern is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Stern 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.
Stern keeps trying to improve his position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stern looking to control.
Aarnio chips away with some ground and pound.

Stern looking for a guillotine here but Aarnio defends easily.
Aarnio stopping the sweep attempt from Stern.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stern is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Aarnio lands a couple of digs.
Aarnio scores with a decent looking elbow strike.

Stern had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Aarnio defends it easily.
Stern lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Stern tries to free his leg and advance position but Aarnio is retaining full guard.
Stern postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Stern looking to pass the guard.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Stern working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
Aarnio is trying to control the position but Stern postures up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stern looking to sit in guard and control but Aarnio gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Aarnio working some strikes from top position.
Aarnio really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Aarnio postures up in Stern's guard and throws a big left but Stern blocks it.
Stern wants to control the position but Aarnio says "no thanks buddy" and passes to half guard.
Stern is looking to improve his position.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Aarnio slips a nice elbow through Stern's hands, connecting with Stern's forehead.
Stern trying to control here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Stern does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Aarnio will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Aarnio lands a nice short elbow.
Stern moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Aarnio trying to control but Stern is working from the bottom.
Stern 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.
Aarnio with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Stern looking to control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Stern throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Aarnio escapes and throws Stern's legs to the side, diving into side control!
Aarnio lands a nice forearm strike.
Aarnio working the head and body with strikes.
Stern tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Aarnio wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Aarnio working the ground and pound.
Aarnio tries to move into full mount but can't pass Stern's legs.
Aarnio wants to control but Stern is keeping him busy.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Stern sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jari Aarnio dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Stern throws a wild body kick that Aarnio sees coming a mile off.
Aarnio gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Stern throws a series of punches but Aarnio moves out of range.

Aarnio forces Stern back against the cage and clinches.
Stern drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Aarnio gets the underhooks and prevents it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Aarnio.
Stern scores with an uppercut up the middle.

Stern jumps into guard, dragging Aarnio to the mat.
Stern is pulling down on Aarnio's head to control his posture.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aarnio wants to control from the top but Stern keeps moving.
Stern looking to control but Aarnio passes into half guard.
Aarnio trying to control from half guard but Stern is working away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stern tries to get to full guard but Aarnio has control of the leg.
Aarnio is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Stern can do to turn this around?
Aarnio is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Aarnio scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Stern regains full guard. Nicely done.
Stern 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.
Aarnio 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.
Stern has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio stopping the sweep attempt from Stern.
Jari Aarnio overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Stern pulls Aarnio in close to prevent any damage.
Aarnio preventing the sweep.
Aarnio 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.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Stern controlling Aarnio's posture.
Stern keeping moving, preventing Aarnio from controlling successfully.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Stern working a defensive guard but Aarnio manages to pass into side control anyway.
Stern is looking for a sweep.
Stern gets back to half guard.
Stern gets back to full guard.
Aarnio landing with the ground and pound.
Aarnio won't allow Stern to sweep him here.
Aarnio trying to control but Stern is working from the bottom.
Stern is trying to control the position but Aarnio postures up.
Aarnio wants to control from the top but Stern keeps moving.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio won't allow Stern to sweep him here.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Stern is on top in guard.

Stern pushing down on Aarnio's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Stern wants to free his trapped foot but Aarnio is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Aarnio slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Stern is stalling in the full guard.
Aarnio controls Stern momentarily but Stern frees himself.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Aarnio is on top in guard.

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

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


Stern takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Stern lands a lovely overhand right.
A swing and a miss from Stern.
The fight stays on the outside here - Stern looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Aarnio misses with a low kick as Stern jumps back.
Stern tries to close the distance and clinch but Aarnio swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Aarnio throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Stern fails with the takedown.
Stern slips a jab from Aarnio.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stern throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Aarnio sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Nice shot lands for Stern.
A telegraphed right hand from Stern misses the target.
Stern scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Aarnio cracks Stern with a right hand to the side of the head.
Stern throws a jab when Aarnio was well out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aarnio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Aarnio will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Stern buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Stern tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Aarnio manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Stern on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Stern throws a head kick but Aarnio moves out of range.
Stern misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Aarnio.
Stern avoids the head kick by Aarnio.
Stern shoots in for a double leg but Aarnio sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Aarnio throws the left hand but Stern avoids the punch easily.

Aarnio moves into range and clinches up with Stern.

Aarnio breaks the clinch.
Stern drops his hands momentarily and Aarnio takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio tries for a takedown but Stern sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Stern takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Aarnio dodges the punch combination from Stern.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Stern is trying hard to land a takedown here. Aarnio sprawls well and keeps this one on the feet.
Jari Aarnio has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Howard Stern.
Aarnio lands a high kick!
Stern tries to close the distance and clinch up but Aarnio swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Stern fails to land with a series of punches.
Howard Stern seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Stern misses with a left hand

so Aarnio counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Stern takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Aarnio trying to control the position from guard on top but Stern is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Stern looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Stern is on top in guard.


Stern avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio wants to sweep but no luck.
Aarnio utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Stern won't allow Aarnio to sweep him here.
Stern stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Aarnio swivels though and keeps the full guard.

Aarnio has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Stern can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Stern wants to pass the guard but Aarnio is keeping the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.

Aarnio had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Stern defends it easily.
Stern tries to free his leg and advance position but Aarnio is retaining full guard.
Stern is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.

Stern avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Stern trying to control but Aarnio is working from the bottom.

Aarnio pushes a forearm under Stern's chin to create some space. He's escaped his hips and pivoted quickly for an armbar! Can he extend the arm? Yes, Stern is tapping out! Damn, that was fast!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Jari Aarnio!
In his post fight interview, Jari Aarnio started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
Howard Stern was interviewed post fight and said 'I blame Robin and those big G's.'.
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Event: Ascension 0701     
Date:   Jul 01, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Benedict Arnold and Jari Aarnio. Aarnio has chosen Ice Cube - Why We Thugs as his entrance music. Jari Aarnio will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

187 cm
34
188 lbs
22 - 11 - 2
198 cm
32
193 lbs
8 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Sin City Allstars



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, 11 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Benedict Arnold!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Jari Aarnio!
The judges for this bout are George Francis, Stewart Dunkirk and Cecil Peabody.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Arnold fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Aarnio checks it well.
Aarnio with the counter takedown but Arnold avoids it easily.
Aarnio scoring well with a low kick there.
A combination from Aarnio does no damage.
Arnold walks into a straight right hand from Aarnio.
Aarnio throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Arnold gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Aarnio.
Arnold tries to clinch up.
A lazy body kick from Arnold
and Aarnio counters with an inside leg kick.
Aarnio misses with a right hand
and Arnold counters with an outside leg kick.

Aarnio looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Aarnio prevents Arnold from standing back up.
Arnold has his hands clasped together around Aarnio's back. He's all about the action.
Arnold gets back to full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aarnio postures up in Arnold's guard and throws a big left but Arnold blocks it.
Aarnio works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Aarnio is just content to waste time from the top position. Arnold takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.
Aarnio postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Arnold has control of Aarnio's left arm, preventing Aarnio from doing any damage.
Aarnio throws a strike but Arnold rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Aarnio looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

Aarnio is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Arnold is aware though and is defending well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Arnold got a little sloppy there for a moment and Aarnio has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Arnold has managed to get both his arms back between Aarnio's legs - danger averted.
Arnold wanted to stand there but Aarnio had control of the position.

Aarnio throws his legs up looking for a submission but Arnold uses it to pass to side control.
Arnold trying to control the position but Aarnio is working away.
Arnold wants to stand but Aarnio is controlling his arm.
Aarnio wants to control but Arnold postures up.
Arnold in side control, just content to control the action for now.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Arnold's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Aarnio wants to improve his position but Arnold is controlling well.

Aarnio looking for submissions off his back.
Arnold sitting and controlling from the half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Aarnio is trying to control but can't.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
Aarnio is looking to get full guard. It looks like he might be successful but at the last minute Arnold jumps into side control!
Aarnio is looking to regain half guard here but Arnold keeps moving and retains side control.
Aarnio trying to remain calm as Arnold controls from the top position.
Aarnio wants to control but Arnold postures up.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Aarnio throws a leg kick but Arnold checks it.
Arnold blocks a head kick by Aarnio.
Aarnio missing with a left hand there. Arnold was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

Arnold clinches up with Aarnio and pushes him back against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jari Aarnio dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Aarnio is looking to score with low kicks.
Arnold feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Aarnios jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Arnold slips a jab from Aarnio.
A jab from Arnold misses.
Nice defenses there by Aarnio.
Aarnio tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
A swing and a miss from Aarnio.
Arnold lands with a cross.
Arnold tries to clinch but Aarnio moves out of range.
Good exchange - Aarnio coming out on top.
Arnold tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Aarnio is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Aarnio misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Arnold.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Arnold misses with a straight right.
Arnold walks into a left hand.
Arnold throws a quick inside leg kick.
Aarnio scores with a shot to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Aarnio misses with an uppercut. Arnold saw that one coming.
Aarnio on the wrong end of a nice hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Arnold misses the shot to the body.
Aarnio throws a nice head kick!

It looks like Benedict Arnold has been cut.
Aarnio avoids the head kick by Arnold.
Jari Aarnio seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Arnold throws a leg kick but Aarnio sees it coming and moves out of range.
Aarnio is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Aarnio throws a jab when Arnold was well out of range.
An attempted straight right counter from Arnold misses the target.
The fight stays on the outside here - Arnold looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Aarnio takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Arnold connects with a good right hand that stumbles Aarnio. Aarnio circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Aarnio misses with an attempted mid kick.
Aarnio throws out a loose jab but Arnold uses good head movement to avoid it.

Arnold drives through and clinches with Aarnio against the cage.
Arnold lands with a left to the head.
Aarnio is trying to push Arnold away but Arnold has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Arnold scores with a nice hook to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio blocking some punches.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Aarnio lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Arnold misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Arnold misses with a punch on the inside.
Arnold lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A shot in the inside from Aarnio.
Aarnio is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Arnold to keep the fight standing.
Arnold misses with a punch to the body.
Arnold digs a right hand into Aarnio's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Aarnio's gas tank.
Arnold lands a left hand that snaps the head of Aarnio backwards.

Aarnio breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Arnold tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
A telegraphed right hand from Arnold misses the target.
Aarnio thows a leg kick but Arnold checks it
and Arnold counters with a nice low kick that buckles Aarnio's knee momentarily.
Arnold throws a hook to the side of Aarnio's head but Aarnio sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Arnold on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Aarnio slips under a jab from Arnold.
Aarnio looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Jari Aarnio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Arnold is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.
Arnold keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Arnold misses with a shot to the body
and Aarnio counters with a stiff right hand.
Aarnio misses with a leg kick.
A jab from Aarnio misses.
Arnold avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Aarnio throws a series of punches but Arnold moves out of range.
Aarnio lands a right hook to the body.
Benedict Arnold is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Aarnio pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Aarnio's corner calls for a 1-2. Aarnio obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Arnold fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Aarnio fakes the leg kick and cracks Arnold in the body.
Arnold checks a leg kick.
Aarnio throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Arnold.
A counter left hand to the body from Arnold misses its target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Arnold throws a hook but Aarnio avoids it easily.
Aarnio gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Arnold is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Aarnio feints the counter takedown.
Aarnio lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Aarnio tries a head kick but it misses.
Aarnio scores with a one two! Arnold had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
A head kick misses from Arnold.

Arnold closes the distance and pushes Aarnio back into the cage.
Arnold works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Arnold lands a body shot.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Arnold.
Arnold swings wildly with an uppercut but Aarnio uses good head movement to avoid it.
A short uppercut from Arnold.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Arnold.
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 Benedict Arnold will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Benedict Arnold's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!



Arnold takes the fight into the clinch.
Benedict Arnold has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Aarnio is trying to break the clinch but Arnold is controlling him.
Aarnio lands a shoulder strike.
A short left from Arnold.
Arnold has a couple of punches blocked by Aarnio.
Arnold working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Arnold pushes Aarnio back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Aarnio tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Arnold smiles and moves away.

Aarnio tries to keep at a distance but Arnold has taken the fight into the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Arnold misses with a body punch.
Arnold throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Aarnios head.
Arnold prevents Aarnio from breaking the clinch.
Arnold blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Arnold blocks a body shot from Aarnio.
Aarnio wants a takedown.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aarnio is looking to break free of the clinch but Arnold has double underhooks.
Arnold throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Arnold lands a body punch in the clinch.
Aarnio takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Arnold tries a body shot but Aarnio blocks it.
Aarnio has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Aarnio prevents a body shot from Arnold.
Arnold fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Arnold blocks an uppercut.
A body shot lands from Arnold.
Arnold lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Aarnio backwards.
Arnold misses with a punch on the inside.
Arnold working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Arnold lands a left hand that snaps the head of Aarnio backwards.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Arnold.
Arnold lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
A head punch on the inside from Aarnio fails to land.
Arnold misses with a punch on the inside.
Aarnio blocks an uppercut.
Aarnio has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Arnold seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Aarnio can turn it around.
Arnold scores with a nice hook to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Arnold fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Arnold creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Arnold prevents the takedown attempt.
Benedict Arnold has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jari Aarnio.
Arnold blocking some punches.
Aarnio lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Arnold backwards.
Arnold tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Aarnio's elbow.
Aarnio wants a takedown.
Arnold lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Arnold misses with some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Aarnio.
Arnold misses with a punch to the body.
Arnold misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Arnold blocks an uppercut.

Aarnio escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Arnold takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Arnold throws a body shot but no joy.
Aarnio is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Arnold fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Aarnio on the side of the head.
Arnold lands a head shot.

Aarnio is rocked!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio lands a body shot.
Aarnio is still on wobbly legs! Can Arnold finish him?

Arnold pushes Aarnio up against the cage in a clinch.
Arnold blocks an uppercut.
Aarnio seems to have recovered his senses.
Arnold scores with a nice hook to the head.
Arnold tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Aarnio's elbow.
Arnold lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Aarnio backwards.
Aarnio misses with a punch on the inside.

Aarnio manages to break the clinch.
Arnold with a nice cross.
Aarnio swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Arnold digs a good body shot into Aarnio's ribs.
Arnold misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Aarnio.
Aarnio pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Arnold is looking to counter punch.
Arnold tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Aarnio is able to avoid easily.
Arnold lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.

Arnold drives through and clinches with Aarnio against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Arnold lands a left hand.
Arnold tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Arnold tries a body shot but Aarnio blocks it.
Aarnio is trying to pull guard but Arnold turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Arnold lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Arnold lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Aarnio wants to break free but Arnold has control.

Aarnio breaks from the clinch.
Arnold slips under a jab.
Aarnio moves out of range as Arnold strikes.

Arnold darts in and clinches Aarnio up against the cage.
Arnold tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Aarnio's elbow.
Arnold tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Arnold works on Aarnio's body with a couple of short punches.
Arnold lands a body punch in the clinch.
Aarnio lands a hook to the side of the head.
Arnold lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Aarnio backwards.

And that's the end of the fight!
Benedict Arnold showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Arnold 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 George Francis scores the fight 28:29
Judge Stewart Dunkirk scores the fight 29:28
Judge Cecil Peabody scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Benedict Arnold!

Benedict Arnold decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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RATING
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Event: Ascension 0610     
Date:   Jun 10, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Paha Hemmo and Jari Aarnio. Aarnio has chosen Ice Cube - Why We Thugs as his entrance music. Paha Hemmo has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

174 cm
31
187 lbs
19 - 13 - 0
198 cm
32
193 lbs
7 - 1 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Sin City Allstars

Sin City Allstars



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 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Paha Hemmo!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Jari Aarnio!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Franklin, Frank Dennis and Gwen Towbar.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Hemmo has his takedown stuffed
letting Aarnio counter with a right hand.
Aarnio tries a head kick but it misses.
Hemmo changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Hemmo misses with a hook to the body
and Aarnio counters with a nice uppercut.

It looks like Paha Hemmo has been cut.
Aarnio blocks a jab.
Aarnio changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Hemmo seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Aarnio tries to work over Hemmo's front leg with a kick but Hemmo checks it.
Hemmo on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Hemmo doesn't manage to clinch there - Aarnio circles away.
An inside leg kick from Aarnio misses.
Jari Aarnio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hemmo ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Hemmo lands with a hook. Aarnio tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Aarnio is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Good exchange - Aarnio coming out on top.
Jab, jab by Hemmo - just one landing.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A looping hook to the body misses from Hemmo. Aarnio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Aarnio misses the shot to the body.
Aarnio clobbers Hemmo with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Hemmo jabs Aarnio right on the nose. Aarnio blinks but takes it well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hemmo uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Aarnio.
Aarnio throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Hemmo scores with a jab to the body.
Hemmo tries to move into range but Aarnio moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Hemmo scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Hemmo takes a swing at Aarnio's ribcage but misses.
Aarnio lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
The crowd cheers as Aarnio lands an impressive looking overhand right. Hemmo doesn't seem phased though.
Aarnio takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Hemmo misses with a wild body shot.
Aarnio is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Hemmo had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Hemmo moves out of range of the body kick from Aarnio.
Aarnio is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Hemmo misses with a low kick.
Hemmo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Aarnio.
Aarnio pushes Hemmo away with a front kick.
Aarnio goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Hemmo swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Aarnio misses with a straight right.
A counter left hand to the body from Hemmo misses its target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Nice straight punches there by Aarnio. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Aarnio.
Aarnio thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Hemmo if he has to take too many more of those.
Aarnio has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Nice jab there from Hemmo.
Hemmo lands a glancing blow to the side of Aarnio's head.
A slapping leg kick lands for Aarnio.
Aarnio thumps Hemmo with a low kick.
Aarnio swings widly with a right hand

so Hemmo counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Hemmo might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Hemmo stopping the sweep attempt from Aarnio.

Aarnio is working actively from the bottom, looking for submissions. He's escaped his hips to the side and he's going for an armbar! Hemmo has his hands clasped together but Aarnio extends and breaks Hemmo's desperate grasp, forcing a tap out due to armbar! Nice BJJ displayed there by Aarnio.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Jari Aarnio!
After the fight, Jari Aarnio was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
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RATING
73%

 

Event: EPL 12.2     
Date:   May 10, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Jari Aarnio and Arman Shaker. Aarnio comes into the arena with Ice Cube - Why We Thugs blaring out of the sound system. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

198 cm
31
193 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
180 cm
33
190 lbs
22 - 16 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Jari Aarnio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Arman Shaker!
The judges for this bout are Alan Glass, Stewart Dunkirk and Cecil Peabody.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Shaker will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Shaker connects with a looping right hand.
Shaker scores with a nice strike.
Shaker throws a low kick, looking for Aarnio's leg but Aarnio calmly moves out of range.
Shaker misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Aarnio.
Shaker tries a low kick but Aarnio avoids it.
Aarnio tries to counter with a takedown but Shaker is quick to defend against it.

Shaker closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Shaker lands in his opponent's guard.
Shaker trying to control but Aarnio is working from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Shaker trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Aarnio working a defensive guard here.
Aarnio avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shaker throwing strikes from guard but Aarnio blocks nicely.

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

Aarnio is working actively from the bottom, looking for submissions. He's escaped his hips to the side and he's going for an armbar! Shaker has his hands clasped together but Aarnio extends and breaks Shaker's desperate grasp, forcing a tap out due to armbar! Nice BJJ displayed there by Aarnio.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Jari Aarnio!
Jari Aarnio 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: Ascension 0401     
Date:   Apr 01, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Jari Aarnio and Matt Kroblur. Aarnio comes to the cage accompanied by Ice Cube - Why We Thugs. Both fighter's entrance songs getting the crowd jumping here.

198 cm
31
193 lbs
6 - 0 - 0
186 cm
30
196 lbs
15 - 11 - 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 6 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Jari Aarnio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Matt Kroblur!
The judges for this bout are Frank Dennis, Tiny Johnson and Daniel Franklin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kroblur avoids the body shot from Aarnio.
Aarnio has a takedown stuffed.
Aarnio misses with a left hand
and Kroblur counters with a nice uppercut.
Aarnio on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
A punch combination from Kroblur misses.
Aarnio throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Kroblur counters with a nice body shot.
Kroblur scores with a hook.
Kroblur tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Aarnio was well out of range. Poor timing from Kroblur.
Kroblur cracks Aarnio with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Aarnio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
And Aarnio counters with a quick kick to the body but Kroblur blocks it.
Aarnio throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.

Kroblur gets caught flat footed, as Aarnio shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Kroblur has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Aarnio can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Kroblur wants to sweep but no luck.
Kroblur keeping moving, preventing Aarnio from controlling successfully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kroblur looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
We've been hearing that Aarnio has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Aarnio trying to control the position from guard on top but Kroblur is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Aarnio makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kroblur looking to hit a scissor sweep but Aarnio is one step ahead there.
Aarnio trying to control the position from guard on top but Kroblur is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Kroblur has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Aarnio can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Kroblur keeping moving, preventing Aarnio from controlling successfully.

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.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Kroblur is on top in guard.

Kroblur missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.

Aarnio has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Kroblur can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Aarnio looking to control.
Kroblur lands a couple of digs.
Kroblur lands a couple of elbows.
Kroblur landing with the ground and pound.
Aarnio really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Kroblur chips away with some ground and pound.
Kroblur throws a big right hand that misses.
Kroblur lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Kroblur postures up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kroblur throws a big elbow that misses.
Kroblur working some strikes from top position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Aarnio looking for a sweep. Not yet Aarnio, not yet.
Aarnio manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Kroblur manages to get himself to full guard.

Aarnio won't allow Kroblur to sweep him here.
Aarnio in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Aarnio lands a couple of elbows.
Aarnio trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Aarnio working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Kroblur looking for a sweep. Not yet Kroblur, not yet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio trying to control the position from guard on top but Kroblur is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Aarnio 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.
Kroblur wants to sweep but no luck.
Aarnio distracts Kroblur with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Aarnio working some strikes from top position.
Aarnio working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Kroblur's head.
Aarnio keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Kroblur's head.
Aarnio scoring with some ground and pound.
Kroblur lands a decent shot there.
Aarnio is pushing down on Kroblur's leg trying to pass to half guard. Kroblur is fighting to maintain full guard but Aarnio has managed to sneak the leg through.
Kroblur wants to improve his position but Aarnio is controlling well.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kroblur lands a nice shot that snaps Aarnio's head back.
Kroblur throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Aarnio stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Aarnio throws a body shot but no joy.
Aarnio uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kroblur.
Kroblur lands the left hand.
Kroblur swinging wildly here.
Aarnio is looking to counter punch.
Kroblur is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Aarnio.
Kroblur tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Aarnio was well out of range. Poor timing from Kroblur.
Aarnio looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Aarnio chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Kroblur can pounce on him.
Aarnio pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Matt Kroblur seems to be getting the better of the standup.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aarnio scores with a hook.
Kroblur scores with a sloppy right hand. Aarnio should have avoided that one.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kroblur scores with a jab to the jaw.
Kroblur misses with a hook. Aarnio ducked under it nicely.
Kroblur misses the jab.
Aarnio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kroblur takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Kroblur stuffs the takedown attempt from Aarnio. Aarnio gets slowly back to his feet.
Aarnio looks for the body kick but Kroblur saw that one coming.
Kroblur drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Aarnio defends it well.
Aarnio ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
A big left from Kroblur misses.
Aarnio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kroblur blocks a head kick by Aarnio.
Kroblur blocks the body kick.
Kroblur stuns Aarnio with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Kroblur misses with a few strikes there.
Aarnio misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Kroblur has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Aarnio throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kroblur checks a leg kick.
Kroblur scores with a decent looking hook.
Kroblur uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Aarnio.
Kroblur blocks a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kroblur walks into a straight right hand from Aarnio.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kroblur smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Kroblur catches Aarnio with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Kroblur throws a lazy right hand but Aarnio sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Kroblur looks to land a left hand but Aarnio moved out of range nicely.
Aarnio slips a jab and a cross from Kroblur.
Kroblur has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Kroblur there as he acknowledges the shot.
Aarnio shoots for a double leg takedown but Kroblur sprawls well. He's pushed Aarnio's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Kroblur ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Aarnio on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Kroblur 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.
Kroblur swings for the body but Aarnio moves out of range.
Kroblur throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Kroblur misses with a body shot.
Kroblur darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Kroblur slips a jab from Aarnio.
Kroblur tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Aarnio was well out of range. Poor timing from Kroblur.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
An inside leg kick lands from Aarnio.
Kroblur is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Aarnio cracks Kroblur with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.

Kroblur shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Kroblur was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Kroblur scores with punches from side control.
Kroblur sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Aarnio is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
Kroblur misses with the ground and pound.
Aarnio regains half guard.
Aarnio slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Kroblur looking to pass the guard.
Aarnio avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Kroblur works over Aarnio with some ground and pound from guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Aarnio 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.
Aarnio bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Kroblur's guard.

Aarnio will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kroblur looking for a sweep. Not yet Kroblur, not yet.
Kroblur keeps trying to improve his position.
Kroblur lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.


Aarnio had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Kroblur defends it easily.
Kroblur must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Aarnio working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Kroblur.
Kroblur landing with the ground and pound.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Matt Kroblur showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Kroblur misses with a low kick.
Kroblur just misses with a punch to the body.
Kroblur looks to score with a jab to the body but Aarnio is just out of range.
Aarnio is looking for a counter combo.
Kroblur fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Aarnio closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Kroblur lands a jab.
Aarnio throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Kroblur connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.

Kroblur scores with a takedown into Aarnio's guard.
Kroblur is looking to work some ground and pound but Aarnio has wrist control.
Kroblur postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.

Kroblur avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Kroblur is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Matt Kroblur has got the better of the ground game so far.
Kroblur cracks Aarnio with a solid left hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Aarnio working for a triangle but Kroblur defends it easily.
Aarnio trying to keep a closed guard but Kroblur is proving a slippery customer.
Kroblur with a nice head shot there.
Kroblur throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Kroblur stopping the sweep attempt from Aarnio.
Kroblur with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Aarnio is on top in guard.

Kroblur working a defensive guard but Aarnio manages to pass into side control anyway.
Kroblur tries to strike from the bottom but misses.
Jari Aarnio has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kroblur manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
Kroblur thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Aarnio's head.
My spies in Raztafarai Training Camp inform me that Kroblur has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Aarnio manages to get to full guard.
Kroblur trying to control but Aarnio is working from the bottom.
Kroblur throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Aarnio works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Kroblur scores with a decent looking elbow strike.

Aarnio is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Kroblur is aware though and is defending well.

Kroblur got a little sloppy there for a moment and Aarnio has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Kroblur has managed to get both his arms back between Aarnio's legs - danger averted.
Kroblur lands a couple of elbows.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kroblur preventing the sweep.
Kroblur lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Aarnio working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Kroblur.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Aarnio manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Kroblur manages to get himself to full guard.

Aarnio with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Kroblur wants to sweep but no luck.
Kroblur is still trying to improve position.

Kroblur throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Kroblur trying to keep a closed guard but Aarnio is proving a slippery customer.
Matt Kroblur is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Aarnio postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kroblur looking to control.
Aarnio scoring with punches to the head and body.
Kroblur manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Aarnio manages to get himself to full guard.


Aarnio is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Aarnio keeping moving, preventing Kroblur from controlling successfully.

Aarnio had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Kroblur defends it easily.
Kroblur connects with a couple of short punches.
Kroblur content to stall in guard here.

And that's the end of the fight!
Matt Kroblur comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Kroblur 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 Frank Dennis scores the fight 27:30
Judge Tiny Johnson scores the fight 27:30
Judge Daniel Franklin scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Matt Kroblur!

Matt Kroblur thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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RATING
53%

 

Event: Ascension 0304     
Date:   Mar 04, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Cameron Glover and Jari Aarnio. Aarnio has chosen Ice Cube - Why We Thugs as his entrance music. Cameron Glover could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Jari Aarnio's chin.

181 cm
30
200 lbs
7 - 1 - 0
198 cm
31
193 lbs
5 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
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 7 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Cameron Glover!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Jari Aarnio!
The judges for this bout are Yukihiro Shimada, Taro Takaoka and Yukihiro Yamamoto.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Aarnio smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Aarnio throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Aarnio thows a leg kick but Glover checks it
and Glover counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Glover throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A low kick from Aarnio is predictable there
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Glover showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Aarnio.
Aarnio is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Aarnio on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Glover moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Glover.
Glover thinks about countering with a body kick.
Glover throws a hook to the side of Aarnio's head but Aarnio sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Aarnio misses with a takedown attempt - Glover sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Glover has been talking about how he's improved his wrestling in the run up to the fight so let's see if that's enough to sway the balance.
Good leg kick by Glover there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Glover lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aarnio shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Glover as he avoids it easily.
Glover cracks the inside of Aarnio's front leg.
Glover misses with a two punch combination.
Aarnio lands an overhand right.
Aarnio throws a jab but it's blocked by Glover.
Aarnio scores with a jab. Glover acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Glover takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Glover jabs Aarnio to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Glover misses with an uppercut.
Aarnio swings for the body but Glover moves out of range.
Aarnio takes a jab right on the kisser.
Glover tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Aarnio was well out of range. Poor timing from Glover.
Glover uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Aarnio.
Jari Aarnio seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Aarnio misses with a right hand
and Glover counters with a left to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Glover throws a head kick but Aarnio moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio lands with a nice body kick.
Glover uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Aarnio.
Glover swings widly with a right hand
and Aarnio counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Aarnio slips a straight right by Glover.
Aarnio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Aarnio now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Aarnio lands a jab-cross combination.
Aarnio shoots in but no luck this time.
Cameron Glover has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jari Aarnio.
Glover lands a right hook to the body.
Glover misses the shot to the body.
Aarnio lands a high kick!
Glover throws an overhand right that lands on Aarnio's shoulder, as Aarnio tries to avoid the shot.
Aarnio misses the shot to the body.
Glover tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Aarnio manages to circle out of the way.
Aarnio lands with an overhand left.
Aarnio has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Aarnio on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Aarnio tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Glover throws a front kick aimed at Aarnio's knee but Aarnio avoids it well.
Aarnio scores with a shot to the body.
Aarnio slips under a jab from Glover.
Glover backing away here, and Aarnio unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Aarnio looks to land a combination but Glover avoids it well.
Aarnio fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Aarnio bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
It seemed like Aarnio was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Aarnio ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Glover throws a looping overhand right but Aarnio ducks down to avoid it.
Aarnio fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Glover checks it well.
Aarnio jabs Glover to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Aarnio misses with a straight right.
Glover looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Aarnio takes one on the button.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Glover misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Aarnio.
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!
Glover is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Aarnio misses with a hook
and Glover cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Aarnio uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Glover.
Glover jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Cameron Glover is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Aarnio misses with the combination.
Glover misses the shot to the body.
Aarnio tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Aarnio lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Glover dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Aarnio throws a left and a right that both miss
and Glover counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Aarnio moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Cameron Glover will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Glover throws a hook to the side of Aarnio's head but Aarnio sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Glover throws a leg kick but Aarnio moved away.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Aarnio might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Glover has got the better of the exchanges.
Aarnio slips a jab from Glover.
Aarnio swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Aarnio scores with the left hand. Glover knows he should have avoided that one.
Glover misses with a straight right.
Aarnio throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Aarnio cracks Glover with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Aarnio checks the leg kick nicely there.
Aarnio misses with a hook.
Glover appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Glover takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Aarnio throws out a powerful jab.
Aarnio scores with a jab. Glover acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Aarnio paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Glover pulls out of a head kick attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aarnio connects with a crisp jab.

Glover is rocked!
Glover just misses with a punch to the body.
Oh Glover is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Crack! Aarnio connects with the perfect overhand right and Glover falls face first to the canvas. Timbeeeeeeeer! Beautiful knockout for Aarnio!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:14 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Jari Aarnio!
A very excited looking Jari Aarnio rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
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RATING
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Event: EPL 11 Playoffs Round 2     
Date:   Feb 08, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Jari Aarnio and Casey Bowman. Aarnio's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Ice Cube - Why We Thugs. Bowman has chosen Dropkick Murphys - Warriors Code as his entrance music. Man, I cannot wait for this one!

198 cm
30
193 lbs
4 - 0 - 0
180 cm
30
202 lbs
16 - 15 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

Perkele!

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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 4 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Jari Aarnio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Casey Bowman!
The judges for this bout are Wesley Smith, Alan Glass and Chris Downing.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bowman tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Aarnio was well out of range. Poor timing from Bowman.

Aarnio gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.

Aarnio working for a triangle but Bowman defends it easily.
Aarnio bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Bowman's guard.

Aarnio advances position into side control!
Aarnio looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Bowman is avoiding damage well.
Aarnio 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.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aarnio creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Bowman sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Bowman takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
Bowman tries to escape but Aarnio is in control.
Bowman tries to buck Aarnio off but Aarnio is having none of it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bowman is being controlled here.
Aarnio grinds an elbow into Bowman's temple.
Aarnio taking a break here but Bowman is having none of it and regains half guard.
Aarnio really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Aarnio throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Aarnio wants to take a breather but Bowman is having none of it.
Aarnio is looking to stall here but Bowman recovers full guard.
Aarnio pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Bowman is keeping the position for now.
Aarnio stopping the sweep attempt from Bowman.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Aarnio wants to lay and pray for a moment but Bowman keeps working.
Aarnio scoring with punches and elbows.
Aarnio working the ground and pound.

Aarnio wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Bowman, who protects the arm well.
Bowman tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Aarnio wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Bowman is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Aarnio's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Bowman kicks off Aarnio and gets to his feet.
Bowman fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
A quick step to the side and Aarnio tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
A chopping leg kick lands by Aarnio.
Bowman throws a series of punches but Aarnio moves out of range.
Bowman takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Bowman throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Aarnio seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Bowman tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Aarnio was well out of range. Poor timing from Bowman.
Aarnio tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Bowman swivels and escapes.
Aarnio blocks a head kick by Bowman.
Bowman keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
As Aarnio backs off Bowman throws a huge counter combo but Aarnio manages to avoid it all.
Bowman takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Aarnio lunges at Bowman with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Bowman's hand.

It looks like Casey Bowman has been cut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bowman throws a series of punches but Aarnio moves out of range.
Aarnio is looking to chop away at Bowman's legs.
Bowman throws a series of punches but Aarnio avoids them all with ease.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.

Bowman has taken the fight to the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Aarnio.

Aarnio breaks from the clinch.
Aarnio uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bowman.
Aarnio lands a nice shot that snaps Bowman's head back.
Bowman lands a high kick!
Aarnio connects with a leg kick. Bowman looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Aarnio misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Aarnio dives in and grabs Bowman's left leg, looking for a takedown. Bowman pushes down on Aarnio's head and hops out.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Jari Aarnio. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Bowman throws a lazy head kick
and Aarnio counters with a right hand to the body.
Aarnio's corner calls for a 1-2. Aarnio obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Bowman takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Bowman throws a series of punches but Aarnio moves out of range.
Aarnio swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Aarnio shoots in but no luck this time.

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

That was a close round but I would say that Jari Aarnio will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Casey Bowman's cut.
That's time! Aarnio's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.



Bowman gets a takedown into half guard.

Aarnio is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Bowman pulls his head out easily.
Aarnio regains full guard. Nicely done.
Aarnio looking to hit a scissor sweep but Bowman is one step ahead there.
Aarnio keeping full guard, as Bowman tries to pass.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aarnio keeping moving, preventing Bowman from controlling successfully.
Bowman keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Aarnio's head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bowman throwing strikes but missing.
Aarnio will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Aarnio wants to sweep here but Bowman controlling him for the moment.
Aarnio is working hard here to advance position.
My spies in Abobomination Training inform me that Bowman has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!
Bowman tries to free his leg and advance position but Aarnio is retaining full guard.
Aarnio is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Bowman is looking to improve his position.
Aarnio seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Bowman does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Aarnio sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Bowman defending well though.
Bowman wants to control but Aarnio is keeping busy and won't allow it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Aarnio looks to score some points with some ground and pound.

Aarnio is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Aarnio lands a nice short elbow.
Aarnio not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Bowman wants to get back to full guard.

Bowman looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Jari Aarnio overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Aarnio moves nicely into side control.
Aarnio with the ground and pound but Bowman regains half guard under the barage of strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bowman tries to get to full guard but Aarnio has control of the leg.
Bowman is trying to maintain the position but Aarnio is very close to passing his half guard.
Aarnio is pressing down on Bowman's thigh, looking to free his foot. Bowman is holding on for now.
Bowman is trying to stand back up but Aarnio is controlling him

Aarnio is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Bowman has managed to free his arm - good work.
Aarnio is nestled in close to Bowman, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Bowman is trying to control but can't.
Aarnio wants to take a breather but Bowman is having none of it.
Aarnio thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Bowman's head.
Aarnio wants to control but Bowman is keeping him busy.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Bowman gets full guard.
Aarnio trying to control but Bowman is working from the bottom.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Bowman can't keep his opponent in guard - Aarnio advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Aarnio lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Aarnio tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Aarnio moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Bowman misses with a wild body shot.
Aarnio ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bowman moves away.
Aarnio lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Bowman falls off balance throwing a combination
and Aarnio counters with a three punch combo that has Bowman backing up. Bowman nods at Aarnio to acknowledge the strikes.
Donk. Aarnio catches Bowman right on the button with a cross.
Casey Bowman is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Aarnio smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.

Bowman is rocked!
Aarnio moves out of range of the body kick.
Bowman is still on wobbly legs! Can Aarnio finish him?
Aarnio with a jab.
Bowman tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Aarnio paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Aarnio lands an uppercut out of nowhere! Bowman falls backwards - clearly groggy! Aarnio dives in and finishes the fight with more strikes for a TKO finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:43 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Jari Aarnio!
Jari Aarnio bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
Casey Bowman spoke after the fight, saying 'I want to thank my team, my sponsor and of course my opponent for this fight. Today he was the better fighter...'.
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RATING
52%

 

Event: Ascension 0128     
Date:   Jan 28, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Jari Aarnio and Igor Quincy. Aarnio comes to the cage accompanied by Ice Cube - Why We Thugs. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

198 cm
30
193 lbs
3 - 0 - 0
180 cm
27
196 lbs
8 - 9 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Heavy handed

Perkele!

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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 3 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Jari Aarnio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Igor Quincy!
The judges for this bout are Alan Glass, George Francis and Tiny Johnson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Quincy throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Aarnio scores with a head kick. Quincy tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Aarnio really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Quincy dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Aarnio displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Quincy throws out the jab.
Aarnio is looking for a counter combo.
Aarnio misses the jab.
Quincy throws a leg kick which misses Aarnio's front leg but catches the back leg as Aarnio tries to avoid it.
Quincy looks to land a left hand but Aarnio moved out of range nicely.
Quincy bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Aarnio's head backwards.
Aarnio with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Quincy takes one to the chin there.
Quincy misses with a straight right.
Aarnio 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!
Quincy throws a poor cross that misses
and Quincy takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Quincy with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Jab from Quincy.
A big left from Aarnio misses.
Quincy lets loose with a powerful body kick. Aarnio will feel that in the morning.
Quincy misses with a straight right.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Quincy throws a leg kick

and Aarnio counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Aarnio controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Quincy controls Aarnio momentarily but Aarnio frees himself.
Aarnio postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Aarnio sneaks a leg through and gets to half guard. That was like a knife through butter how easily he passed Quincy's guard.
Aarnio landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Aarnio trying to mount his opponent but Quincy defends it.
Aarnio throwing shots but Quincy is blocking nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Quincy moves into full guard.
Aarnio is looking to work some ground and pound but Quincy has wrist control.
Aarnio trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Quincy wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Aarnio throws a big elbow that misses.
Aarnio throws a big right hand that misses.
Aarnio wants to control from the top but Quincy keeps moving.
Aarnio forces his way into half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Quincy does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Aarnio not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Aarnio perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Aarnio frees up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Quincy wants to hold on but Aarnio pushes him away.
Aarnio sends his fist crashing into the mat - the crowd let out a collective ooooooh. Let's hope he's not broken it!
Aarnio controlling the pace for now.

Aarnio jumps to the side looking to secure the arm triangle…. Ooooh, that looks tight… Quincy is gargling but he's managed to escape! Nice work there by Quincy and Aarnio has given up the dominant position trying to land that submission.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Quincy can't do much from the bottom here.
Aarnio moving around in side mount but really he's just happy to control for now.
Aarnio is looking to take a break and control but Quincy is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Quincy is trying to control Aarnio's posture but Aarnio avoids it.
Aarnio connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Quincy some visible discomfort.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jari Aarnio 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.


Aarnio lands with an uppercut that bounces Quincy off the cage and back into range.
Aarnio feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Quincy's calf.
A slapping leg kick lands for Aarnio.
Quincy is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Aarnio.
Quincy cracks the inside of Aarnio's front leg.
Aarnio takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Quincy throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Aarnio sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Aarnio ducks under a wild hook from Quincy.
Aarnio misses with a wild combination.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Quincy! But no joy.
Aarnio throws a body shot but no joy.
Aarnio lands with a shot to the body.
Quincy swings widly with a right hand
and Quincy takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

Aarnio feints and then dives in with a takedown. That was a long way out but the feint bought him enough time to close the distance and complete the takedown. Now we'll play guard for a bit and see who can get the better of that position.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Aarnio with a flurry of punches that miss.
Aarnio working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Quincy avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Quincy avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Aarnio postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Aarnio trying to control the position from guard on top but Quincy is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Aarnio tries to free his leg and advance position but Quincy is retaining full guard.
Quincy keeping moving, preventing Aarnio from controlling successfully.
Aarnio looking to pass the guard.
Aarnio is looking to work some ground and pound but Quincy has wrist control.
Quincy is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

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.
Quincy misses the shot to the body.
Aarnio cracks Quincy with a good jab.
Quincy ducks right into an uppercut from Aarnio.

It looks like Igor Quincy has been cut.
A slapping leg kick lands for Aarnio.
A jab from Aarnio finds it's way through Quincy's defenses.
Quincy connects with a nice looking jab.
Aarnio looks to score with a jab to the body but Quincy is just out of range.
Quincy takes one to the chin there.
Igor Quincy is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Quincy throws a head kick but Aarnio moves out of range.
Aarnio changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Aarnio throws a looping overhand right but Quincy ducks down to avoid it.
Quincy throws a nice outside leg kick.
Aarnio blocks the body kick.
Quincy throws a hook but Aarnio blocks it.
A lazy left from Aarnio finds it's target.
Aarnio lands a jab.
A big left from Quincy misses.
Aarnio uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Quincy has time to react.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio scores with a leg kick.
Aarnio fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Aarnio looks to land a combination. Quincy sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.

Quincy is rocked!
Aarnio shoots in but no luck this time.
A looping hook to the body misses from Quincy. Aarnio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Quincy throws a nice inside leg kick.
Jari Aarnio is winning the standup battle so far.
Quincy misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Aarnio.
Quincy misses the shot to the body.
Quincy looks to score with a jab to the body but Aarnio is just out of range.
Aarnio works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Aarnio throws a sloppy head kick and Quincy moves out of range easily.
Aarnio is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Aarnio connects with the punch.
Aarnio tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Quincy was well out of range. Poor timing from Aarnio.
Quincy looks like he wants to counter punch here.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Aarnio takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Aarnio is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Quincy can do to turn this around?
Aarnio looks to land a body kick but Quincy moved away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio misses with an uppercut. Quincy saw that one coming.
Aarnio slips a jab from Quincy.
Quincy throws a lazy right hand but Aarnio sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Quincy avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Aarnio throws a head kick but Quincy moves out of range.
Quincy tries to work over Aarnio's front leg with a kick but Aarnio checks it.

Aarnio shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Quincy manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Jari Aarnio overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Aarnio throws a big right hand that misses.
Aarnio postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Quincy has momentary wrist control but Aarnio slips an elbow through the middle.
Aarnio working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Aarnio 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.
Aarnio passes into half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jari Aarnio dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Igor Quincy's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Quincy throws a body kick that misses.
Quincy throws a body punch but Aarnio moves out of range.
Aarnio defending well as Quincy loads up on a big left hand.
Aarnio's jab looks to have found its range, popping Quincy under the eye.
Quincy is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
Aarnio tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Quincy is able to avoid easily.
A looping hook to the body misses from Aarnio. Quincy does a little dance to reset his feet.
Quincy swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Aarnio throws out a powerful jab.
Quincy throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Aarnio shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Quincy as he avoids it easily.
A swing and a miss from Quincy.
Aarnio lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aarnio feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Quincy's calf.
Quincy misses with an uppercut. Aarnio saw that one coming.
Aarnio thumps Quincy with a low kick.
Aarnio wants to land a leg kick but Quincy is out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Quincy! But no joy.
Aarnio throws a looping overhand right but Quincy ducks down to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Jab from Quincy.
A big right from Aarnio misses.
Quincy scores with a spinning back kick!
Aarnio slips a straight right by Quincy.
A telegraphed right hand from Quincy misses the target.
Aarnio lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Aarnio misses with a body shot.
Aarnio ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Quincy throws a body shot but no joy.
Aarnio changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Quincy misses with a body shot.
Aarnio tries to bum rush Quincy with a series of wild strikes but Quincy uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Aarnio throws a one two combo.
Aarnio is looking to score with low kicks.
A big right from Quincy misses.
Aarnio throwing a counter right hand but Quincy manages to avoid it.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Aarnio checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
A solid leg kick lands there for Quincy.
Igor Quincy has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Quincy tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Aarnio was well out of range. Poor timing from Quincy.
Quincy thows a left - swing and a miss!

Aarnio scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Quincy is trying to maintain the position but Aarnio is very close to passing his half guard.
Quincy takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Aarnio lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Quincy controlling the position well.
Aarnio lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Aarnio will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Quincy is defending against the submission attempts here by Aarnio.
Quincy slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Quincy keeping moving, preventing Aarnio from controlling successfully.
Aarnio throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Aarnio scoring with some ground and pound.
Aarnio lands a couple of elbows.
Aarnio's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Aarnio trying to control the position from guard on top but Quincy is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Aarnio missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Aarnio works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Aarnio missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Aarnio wants to take a breather but Quincy is having none of it.

Aarnio is trying for a kimura here. Quincy looks like he's in a lot of pain... and he's tapping out! Aarnio wins by kimura!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Jari Aarnio!
Jari Aarnio tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
69%

 

Event: TWGC 13 (205lbs, D1): Tokyo Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Oct 07, 2016

Coming up we have a light heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Paulo Ricardo Lima and Jari Aarnio. Aarnio comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Ice Cube - Why We Thugs kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Aarnio has a pretty significant injury - he really shouldn't be fighting right now but he's a warrior and he's here none the less! Paulo Ricardo Lima has the edge in experience - let's see if he can make that count tonight.




164 cm
31 yrs
206 lbs



198 cm
29 yrs
193 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the light heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 3 losses; Paulo Ricardo Lima! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 1 losses; Jari Aarnio!
The judges for this bout are Sosuke Kotani, Taro Takaoka and Tatsuya Matsuyama.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.
Aarnio tries to clinch but Lima moves away

and Lima counters with a takedown into side control.
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Lima (4) vs (0) Aarnio
Aarnio looks winded!

Lima tries for a kimura but Aarnio is defending well.
Lima controls the position.
Lima seems to have a rather negative gameplan on the ground. He seems keen to just score the takedown and hold down Aarnio for as long as he can get away with.

Lima has hold of Aarnio's arm. He's looking for a kimura. Aarnio seems comfortable defending it but Lima has shifted his position slighty and is cranking on the arm! Aarnio is real pain and he's forced to tap out! Aarnio is disgusted with himself for not defending it better but Lima couldn't care less - he's delighted!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:45 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Paulo Ricardo Lima!

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Oct 05, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Jari Aarnio and Henry Block. Aarnio's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Ice Cube - Why We Thugs. Henry Block has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

198 cm
29
193 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
198 cm
21
196 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
Great wrestler
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent MT
Granite chin

Perkele!

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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 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Jari Aarnio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Henry Block!
The judges for this bout are Saam Ante, Nard Betker and Wagner Zegers.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Block lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Aarnio lands with a good body shot.
Aarnio bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Block's head backwards.
Aarnio looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Aarnio blocks a jab.
Block getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Block lands with a hook. Aarnio tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Aarnio staying out of range there.
A shot to the liver by Aarnio. Beautiful body shot.
Block connects with a body shot.
Block lands a really nice looking cross but Aarnio seems unphased.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Aarnio drives through and clinches with Block against the cage.
Block misses with some punches.
Block pushes Aarnio back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.

Aarnio breaks the clinch.
Block misses with a hook.
Block scores with a jab to the head.
Block connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Aarnio momentarily.
Aarnio keeps the fight on the outside.
Aarnio misses with a two punch combination.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The fighters circling - Block throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Aarnio attempts a counter takedown but Block avoids it well and moves away.
Aarnio tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Block on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Aarnio cracks Block with a good jab.
Block dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Block scores with a jab.
Block swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Henry Block is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Block misses with a hook.
Block scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Block tries to clinch up but Aarnio circles away and keeps his distance.
Aarnio moves out of range as Block strikes.
Block is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Aarnio had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Aarnio displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Block throws out the jab.
Aarnio ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Aarnio tries to counter with a takedown but Block is quick to defend against it.
Nice defenses there by Aarnio.
A leg kick checked by Block.
Block misses with a body shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Block misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Aarnio.
Aarnio appears to be looking for a counter takedown.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Block misses with a body shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Aarnio. Block does a little dance to reset his feet.
Aarnio throws a nice outside leg kick.
A big right from Block misses.
Block with a hook.
Block throws a body shot but no joy.
Jab, jab by Block - just one landing.
Aarnio on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Aarnio avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

Aarnio rushes Block and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Block misses with a punch to the body.
Block misses with a hook to the ribs.
Aarnio gets through Block's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Aarnio tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Block has a couple of punches blocked by Aarnio.
Aarnio blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio has a couple of punches blocked by Block.
Aarnio lands a right hand that snaps the head of Block backwards.
Block misses with a body punch.
Aarnio tries to work over Block's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Aarnio lands a hook to the side of the head.
Block tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Aarnio drops down looking for an ankle pick but Block pulls his leg out and moves away.
Block lands a jab.
Aarnio digs a good hook to Block's body.
Block throws a body shot but no joy.
Block looks to score with a jab to the body but Aarnio is just out of range.
Block wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Block takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Block takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Aarnio connects with a nice looking jab.
Aarnio looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Block appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Aarnio throws a head kick that misses.
Block thuds his right hand into Aarnio's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Block slips under a jab from Aarnio.
Block ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Aarnio moves away.
Aarnio throws a head kick but Block moves out of range.
Block swings for the body but Aarnio moves out of range.
Aarnio tries to counter with a takedown but Block is quick to defend against it.
Aarnio scores with a head kick. Block tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Aarnio lands a really nice looking cross but Block seems unphased.
Block throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Aarnio walks into a stiff left hand from Block.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Aarnio shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.

Aarnio is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Henry Block 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.


Nice straight punches there by Block. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Block.
Aarnio smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
A left and a right from Aarnio both land. Nice combination.
Block misses with a body shot.
Aarnio tries to counter with a takedown but Block is quick to defend against it.
Aarnio avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Aarnio throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Block on the side of the head.
Aarnio uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Block.
Block throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Aarnio stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Block misses with a looping right.
Block throws a right and a left that Aarnio avoids nicely.
Aarnio scores with a jab. Block acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Block misses with a body punch

and Aarnio counters with a shoot takedown. Block fights it but they end up in guard.
Block throws a couple of weedy looking strikes off his back.
Aarnio working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Block's head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aarnio scoring with some ground and pound.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Aarnio wants to pass the guard but Block is keeping the position.
Aarnio trying to control the position from guard on top but Block is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Aarnio prevents Block from getting back to his feet.

Aarnio drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Aarnio jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Aarnio wants to pass the guard but Block is keeping the position.
Block keeping moving, preventing Aarnio from controlling successfully.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Aarnio accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Aarnio controls from within his opponent's guard.
Aarnio works over Block with some ground and pound from guard.
Block preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Aarnio is working Block over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Block thows some rabbit punches from the bottom but they don't do any damage.
Aarnio won't allow Block to get back to his feet.
Aarnio chips away with some ground and pound.

Block escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Aarnio gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Block keeping moving, preventing Aarnio from controlling successfully.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio chips away with some ground and pound.

Block is rocked!
Aarnio sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Aarnio chips away with some ground and pound.
Block is still in real trouble! Can Aarnio finish him?
Aarnio passes Block's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Block seems to have recovered his senses.
Aarnio moves into full mount! Block won't be happy about that!
Aarnio postures up and lands a whopping elbow - oh that's hurt Block bigstyle! Two more strikes land for Aarnio and the fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Jari Aarnio!
Jari Aarnio bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
S C
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G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
68%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   May 30, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Jari Aarnio and Pebbles OfCocoa. Aarnio comes to the cage accompanied by Ice Cube - Why We Thugs. I don't know about you partner, but I'm pumped for this one!

198 cm
27
193 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
182 cm
20
200 lbs
6 - 3 - 0
Great wrestler
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ White Belt
Excellent boxer
Knockout power

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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 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Jari Aarnio!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pebbles OfCocoa!
The judges for this bout are Patrick Alders, Daniel Blasius and Radbod Blank.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A combination from OfCocoa does no damage.
OfCocoa closes the distance but Aarnio moves to the side
and Aarnio counters with a nice uppercut.
OfCocoa tries to clinch but Aarnio moves out of range.
Aarnio lands with a nice combination. OfCocoa backs away looking to recover.

It looks like Pebbles OfCocoa has been cut.
OfCocoa on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
A decent looking cross lands there for Aarnio.

OfCocoa is rocked!
Aarnio lands a monster head kick that reverborates around the arena! The crowd goes wild as OfCocoa crumples to the floor! Aarnio milks the crowd's applause and if that isn't knockout of the night, I will be very surprised!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:29 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Jari Aarnio!
Jari Aarnio was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
100%

 

Event: TWGC 10 (265lbs, D1): Finals - Round 2     
Date:   Mar 21, 2016

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Jari Aarnio and Edward Charles Brock. Aarnio's entrance music is Ice Cube - Why We Thugs. A fine choice. Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!




198 cm
27 yrs
193 lbs



191 cm
45 yrs
260 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 0 losses; Jari Aarnio! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Las Vegas, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 0 losses; Edward Charles Brock!
The judges for this bout are Alec Ball, Trevor Gratis and Steve Smith.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Aarnio moves into the clinch.
Brock tries for a takedown. No joy.
Aarnio is looking for a takedown.
Brock drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
We've been hearing reports that Aarnio has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Aarnio is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Brock gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.

Aarnio lands a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Aarnio (2) vs (0) Brock

Brock actively working from the bottom here.
Aarnio really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.
Brock is looking to improve his position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Brock looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

Brock looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Brock looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Still in half guard, Aarnio seems content to control.
Aarnio passes to side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Aarnio (5) vs (0) Brock
Brock tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Aarnio wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

Aarnio working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Brock tries to improve position but can't.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio is looking to take a break and control but Brock is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Brock is trying to get back to half guard.
Aarnio trying to control the action but Brock is working from the bottom.
Brock felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
Brock can't do much from the bottom here.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Brock is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Aarnio wants to lay and pray for a moment but Brock keeps working.
Aarnio works to advance to full mount. Brock defends for a few seconds but eventually he succumbs.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Aarnio (7) vs (0) Brock
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Brock sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.

Aarnio is working for a kimura but Brock is defending it quite comfortably.
Brock wants to improve his position but Aarnio is controlling well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Brock actively working from the bottom here.
Brock has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Aarnio is working away from the top position though.

Aarnio seems to be working for a kimura but Brock defends the submission attempt.

Aarnio is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Aarnio prevents Brock from improving his position.
Aarnio tries to pass to full mount but Brock defends it.

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Brock looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

Aarnio seems to be looking for submissions.

Brock actively working from the bottom here.
Brock is staying active underneath Aarnio, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Aarnio passes to full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Aarnio (10) vs (0) Brock
Aarnio looking to control but Brock is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Brock is in all sorts of trouble here.
Aarnio controlling the position easily from mount.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Brock tries to reverse the position but Aarnio maintains control.
Aarnio trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Brock is trying to escape the mount.

Aarnio is working for a guillotine from mount but Brock frees his head quite easily.
Aarnio prevents Brock from getting the reversal.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Brock regains half guard.

Brock has hold of a guillotine but he's not going to be able to crank on it really with only half guard, so it's no trouble for Aarnio. Oh but Brock has got full guard now! Oh boy! This one could be over very soon! Aarnio goes limp - he's gone! Brock jumps up and celebrates with the crowd - fantastic submission finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 7:26 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Edward Charles Brock!
A pretty intense looking Edward Charles Brock took the opportunity post-fight to ask for a shot at the title.

 

Event: TWGC 10 (265lbs, D1): Finals - Round 1     
Date:   Mar 20, 2016

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Chris Foster and Jari Aarnio. Foster kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Wrecking Ball. Aarnio comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Ice Cube - Why We Thugs kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Man, I cannot wait for this one!




190 cm
33 yrs
269 lbs



198 cm
27 yrs
193 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 0 losses; Chris Foster! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 0 losses; Jari Aarnio!
The judges for this bout are Elvis Blanc, Dillan Fox and Yves DeLean.


Let's get this grappling contest under way! Who will be victorious?

Aarnio has closed the distance and engaged Foster in a clinch.
Foster looking for a takedown.

Aarnio wants the takedown. Foster is fighting it off but Aarnio persists and manages to bring the fight to the ground, ending up in Foster's guard against the cage.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Foster (0) vs (2) Aarnio
Aarnio looking to pass the guard.
Aarnio controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Aarnio is looking to pass into half guard but Foster pushes him away with his feet and jumps on top - now Foster is in guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Foster (2) vs (2) Aarnio
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Aarnio working for submissions but it's allowed Foster to get to half guard.
Foster is keen to just control but Aarnio is a slippery customer.

Foster is looking for a kimura here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Foster seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Aarnio does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Aarnio tries to roll over but Foster keeps him under control.
Aarnio wants to sweep but Foster has passed to side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Foster (5) vs (2) Aarnio
Aarnio regains half guard.
Aarnio manages to get to full guard.
Aarnio keeping full guard, as Foster tries to pass.
Aarnio keeping moving, preventing Foster from controlling successfully.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Foster drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Aarnio manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Foster has Aarnio in his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Foster (5) vs (4) Aarnio

Foster working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Aarnio doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Aarnio manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Aarnio is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Aarnio looking to control the position here, rather than advance.

Foster looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Aarnio passes into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Foster (5) vs (7) Aarnio

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A bit of a lull in the action. I'm sure it will pick up again soon... even if the ref has to physically pick them up and put them back on their feet.
Foster gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Aarnio is looking for the mount but instead finds himself back in full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Aarnio trying to control but Foster is working from the bottom.

Foster has an omoplata and is looking to use it perhaps as a submission or perhaps to transition. Aarnio is in a bit of discomfort here, but he's managed to free himself and has dived into side control! That didn't work out too well for Foster.
Score +3 for passing guard: Foster (5) vs (10) Aarnio
Aarnio is trying to move to mount but Foster reverses beautifully and ends up in Aarnio's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Foster (7) vs (10) Aarnio

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Foster tries to free his leg and advance position but Aarnio is retaining full guard.

Aarnio looking for subs off his back but Foster has passed one foot through into half guard.
Foster performing his best blanket impression for a moment.

Foster is looking for a kimura here.
Aarnio tries to roll over but Foster keeps him under control.

That's six minutes gone in the round.

Foster is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Foster trying to control from half guard but Aarnio is working away.
Aarnio is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

Aarnio looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Aarnio is looking for a sweep. Foster is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Foster is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Aarnio defends it well.
Aarnio tries to get to full guard but Foster has control of the leg.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Foster wants to free his trapped foot but Aarnio is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Aarnio tries to roll over but Foster keeps him under control.

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

Aarnio looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Aarnio felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Aarnio trying to control but Foster postures up.

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

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Foster trying to control the action but Aarnio is working from the bottom.
Aarnio is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Aarnio has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Foster is working away from the top position though.
Foster is looking to take a break and control but Aarnio is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

Aarnio actively working from the bottom here.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.

Aarnio is defending against the submission attempts here by Foster.

Foster is looking for a kimura but Aarnio is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Foster to get the leverage.

Foster is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Aarnio doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Foster.
Aarnio moves into full guard.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Foster trying to control but Aarnio is working from the bottom.
Foster looking to sit in guard and control but Aarnio gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Foster (7) vs (12) Aarnio

Foster working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Aarnio doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Aarnio manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Foster can't keep his opponent in guard - Aarnio advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.

Foster looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Foster gets full guard.
Aarnio works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Aarnio is trying to control the action in half guard but Foster is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Aarnio is taking a breather. Foster 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.
Aarnio is looking to take a break and control but Foster is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio is pressing down on Foster's thigh, looking to free his foot. Foster is holding on for now.
Aarnio slows the pace down in half guard.

Aarnio wants to work for an arm triangle but Foster is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Aarnio seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Foster does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio sitting and controlling from the half guard.
Aarnio wants to control but Foster is keeping him busy.
Foster tries to get to full guard but Aarnio has control of the leg.
Foster slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.

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

Foster working for submissions but it's allowed Aarnio to get to half guard.
Aarnio controlling the action here.

And that's the end of the fight!
Aarnio wins on points by 12 to 7.
Jari Aarnio bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.

 

Event: TWGC 10 (265lbs, D1): St Petersburg Qualifier - Round 2     
Date:   Mar 12, 2016

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Paha Hemmo and Jari Aarnio. Aarnio comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Ice Cube - Why We Thugs kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




174 cm
26 yrs
187 lbs



198 cm
26 yrs
193 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Los Angeles, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 1 losses; Paha Hemmo! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; Jari Aarnio!
The judges for this bout are Dmitry Maklakov, Aleksei Zolotukhin and Ivan Kurochkin.


The fighters bow as they face eachother in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Hemmo closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Hemmo (4) vs (0) Aarnio
Aarnio is looking to reverse the position.
Aarnio prevents Hemmo from improving position.

Hemmo is trying to get an arm triangle but Aarnio is defending well.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Hemmo tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Hemmo wants to control for a moment but Aarnio uses the opportunity to move back to half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Aarnio trying to hold on to Hemmo's head to control him but Hemmo postures up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hemmo is controlling the pace.

Hemmo is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Aarnio is trying to get back to full guard.
Aarnio gets back to full guard.
Hemmo wants to control from the top but Aarnio keeps moving.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Hemmo (4) vs (2) Aarnio
Hemmo wants to control but Aarnio is keeping busy.
Hemmo desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Hemmo tries to roll over but Aarnio keeps him under control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hemmo trying to control from the bottom.
Still in half guard, Aarnio seems content to control.
Hemmo is trying to get back to full guard.
Aarnio is trying to control the action in half guard but Hemmo is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Hemmo tries to roll over but Aarnio keeps him under control.
Aarnio stalling.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Aarnio is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Hemmo is trying to maintain the position but Aarnio is very close to passing his half guard.
Aarnio is trying to control. Hemmo wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Hemmo tries to roll over but Aarnio keeps him under control.
Hemmo wants to get back to full guard but Aarnio has mounted him!
Score +3 for passing guard: Hemmo (4) vs (5) Aarnio
Hemmo really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Aarnio tries to control but Hemmo wriggling away.

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Aarnio moves into side control, trying to work for a kimura. That looks painful! Will he finish!!?? No, Hemmo has worked his arm free - good work by Hemmo!
Hemmo might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Hemmo is not content to let Aarnio control the position.
Hemmo tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Aarnio wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Hemmo wants to control but Aarnio postures up.
Hemmo is looking to reverse the position.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Hemmo struggling a bit here.
Hemmo tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Aarnio wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Aarnio gets to mount! Hemmo was on the offensive and wasn't defending properly.
Score +2 for reaching mount: Hemmo (4) vs (7) Aarnio
Hemmo is trying to escape the mount.
Aarnio tries to control but Hemmo wriggling away.
Aarnio with some aggressive grappling here, looking for the finish.
Hemmo tries to hold on but Aarnio pushes him away.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio is looking to take Hemmo's back but instead Hemmo gets back to half guard. Nice work.
Hemmo is looking to control Aarnio's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Hemmo avoid being mounted?
Hemmo wants to improve his position but Aarnio is controlling well.
Aarnio looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.

Aarnio is working for a kimura but Hemmo is defending it quite comfortably.
Hemmo has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Aarnio 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.
Aarnio trying to control the pace.
Hemmo wants to get back to full guard.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Hemmo moves into full guard.
Aarnio pushes down on Hemmo's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Hemmo slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Hemmo wants to control but instead he gets his guard passed and Aarnio is now in half guard.
Hemmo tries to regain full guard. Instead though, Aarnio has advanced to mount. Uh oh.
Score +3 for passing guard: Hemmo (4) vs (10) Aarnio
Hemmo tries to lock up and control but Aarnio gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Hemmo is trying desperately to improve position.
Hemmo slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Hemmo tries to get to full guard but Aarnio has control of the leg.
Hemmo trying to hold on to Aarnio's head to control him but Aarnio postures up.
Aarnio wants to take a breather but Hemmo is having none of it.

Aarnio is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Hemmo has managed to free his arm - good work.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Hemmo is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Hemmo wants to control but Aarnio is keeping busy.
Aarnio trying to control the action but Hemmo is working from the bottom.
Hemmo trying to hold on to Aarnio's head to control him but Aarnio postures up.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Aarnio performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Aarnio is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
Hemmo tries to get to full guard but Aarnio has control of the leg.
Aarnio controlling the action here.
Hemmo has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Aarnio is working away from the top position though.
Aarnio is looking to pass Hemmo's guard but actually Hemmo recovers to full guard.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Hemmo is controlling Aarnio's posture.

Hemmo working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Aarnio doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Aarnio manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Aarnio tries to free his leg and advance position but Hemmo is retaining full guard.
Hemmo working a defensive guard here.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Hemmo wants to sweep but no luck.
Aarnio slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Score +3 for passing guard: Hemmo (4) vs (13) Aarnio
Hemmo being controlled for a moment.
Aarnio wants to lay and pray for a moment but Hemmo keeps working.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Hemmo is being controlled here.

And that's the end of the fight!
Aarnio wins on points by 13 to 4.
A victorious Jari Aarnio thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.

 

Event: TWGC 10 (265lbs, D1): St Petersburg Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Mar 11, 2016

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Ceoghan Cartwright and Jari Aarnio. Cartwright kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Disciples of Power - Born Unto Death. Aarnio is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Ice Cube - Why We Thugs. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!




188 cm
28 yrs
195 lbs



198 cm
26 yrs
193 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Hilo, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Ceoghan Cartwright! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Amsterdam, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; Jari Aarnio!
The judges for this bout are Viktor Lagutenko, Aleksandr Martynov and Sergei Dronov.


The fighters connect hands in the middle of the mat and we are under way.

Cartwright shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Cartwright (2) vs (0) Aarnio
Cartwright is looking to advance position but Aarnio won't allow it.

Cartwright is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Cartwright wants to pass to mount but Aarnio is defending the position.
Aarnio tries to roll over but Cartwright keeps him under control.

Cartwright is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Aarnio doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Cartwright.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cartwright wants to pass the guard but Aarnio is defending well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Aarnio wants to improve his position but Cartwright is controlling well.

Cartwright is looking for a kimura here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Cartwright is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Aarnio is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.

Cartwright is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Aarnio is just riding it out for now. Cartwright eventually gives up the hold.
Cartwright is pressing down on Aarnio's thigh, looking to free his foot. Aarnio is holding on for now.

Aarnio is working on a guillotine. He's managed to get to full guard and he's really squeezing tight! Cartwright is tapping! Great win for Aarnio!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Jari Aarnio!
A very excited looking Jari Aarnio made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Mar 19, 2015

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Ramm Garfunkel and Seijuro Akashi. Garfunkel comes to the cage accompanied by Benzin. Both fighter's entrance songs getting the crowd jumping here.

198 cm
22
220 lbs
0 - 0 - 0
199 cm
27
201 lbs
8 - 9 - 0
Great wrestler
Solid boxing
Insanely flexible
BJJ Purple Belt
Counter fighter
Solid chin

GREEN!160

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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 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ramm Garfunkel!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Seijuro Akashi!
The judges for this bout are Cecil Peabody, Robert Twigg and Wesley Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
The fighters circle momentarily. Garfunkel darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Garfunkel lands with a hook. Akashi tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.

It looks like Seijuro Akashi has been cut.

Garfunkel cracks Akashi with a big right hand that sends him to the floor! Akashi looks wobbly but he's sprung back up to his feet straight away… can Garfunkel finish him?
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Garfunkel lands an uppercut out of nowhere! Akashi falls backwards - clearly groggy! Garfunkel dives in and finishes the fight with more strikes for a TKO finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:12 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Ramm Garfunkel!
Ramm Garfunkel seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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