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Event: Syn 513Belliveau vs Rutherford     
Date:   Mar 17, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Steve Belliveau and Steven Rutherford. Belliveau comes to the cage accompanied by We will rock you. On his way into the cage it seems that Steve Belliveau has been attacked by a crazed fan! It looks like it might have been the just bleed guy! Luckily Steve Belliveau seems to be OK! I thought that lunatic was in prison!?

185 cm
34
195 lbs
29 - 11 - 0
183 cm
31
184 lbs
27 - 4 - 2
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World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Steve Belliveau!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 4 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, Chris Edwards and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Belliveau blocks a leg kick.
Belliveau throws a lazy right hand but Rutherford sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Belliveau takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Belliveau throws a wild body kick that Rutherford sees coming a mile off.
A little jabbing left from Rutherford on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Rutherford thuds his shin into the meat of Belliveau's side.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Rutherford lands a slapping body shot.
Rutherford 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.
Belliveau keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rutherford looks to land a left hand but Belliveau moved out of range nicely.
Belliveau throwing a counter right hand but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Rutherford takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.

Rutherford has managed to clinch.

Rutherford breaks the clinch.
Rutherford throws a lazy right hand but Belliveau sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford fails in his attempt to clinch.
And Belliveau counters with a quick kick to the body but Rutherford blocks it.
Rutherford jabs at Belliveau's body.
Belliveau throws a push kick but Rutherford slaps the foot to one side.
Rutherford is trying to counter with his kicks.
Rutherford scores with the left hand. Belliveau knows he should have avoided that one.
Rutherford tries a low kick but Belliveau avoids it.
Belliveau throws a hook to the side of Rutherford's head but Rutherford sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Rutherford! But no joy.
Belliveau moves away from the strike by Rutherford.
Belliveau swings for the body but Rutherford moves out of range.
Belliveau takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Belliveau misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Rutherford 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.
Rutherford lands a jab to Belliveau's midsection.
Belliveau lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rutherford's sensitive parts.
Rutherford on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Belliveau moves out of range as Rutherford strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Belliveau throws a hook but Rutherford blocks it.
Rutherford jabs Belliveau to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Belliveau takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Belliveau slips a jab from Rutherford.
A solid leg kick lands there for Rutherford.
Belliveau has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Scotty's Yard in the buildup to the fight.
Rutherford checks a leg kick.
Rutherford fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Rutherford throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Belliveau takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Some bone on bone action there as Belliveau checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Rutherford lands with an overhand left.
Belliveau throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rutherford scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Good standup being displayed there by Rutherford as he connects with a hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Belliveau fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Rutherford is out of range.
Rutherford looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Belliveau has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Belliveau there as he acknowledges the shot.
Rutherford throws a right hand that Belliveau ducks under and follows up with a left that Belliveau also avoids with ease.
Rutherford looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Rutherford misses with a straight left.
Steven Rutherford seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Belliveau clobbers Rutherford with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Belliveau displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rutherford throws out the jab.
Belliveau wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
A chopping leg kick lands by Rutherford.
Rutherford swats away the attempt to clinch by Belliveau.
Rutherford is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Belliveau finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Belliveau has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Belliveau there as he acknowledges the shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Rutherford misses.
Belliveau misses the shot to the body.
Rutherford appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Rutherford misses with a leg kick.
Rutherford moves into range and connects with a jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Belliveau throws a nice outside leg kick.
Rutherford throws a wild body kick that Belliveau sees coming a mile off.
It looked like Belliveau wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Rutherford lands a leg kick that knocks Belliveau off balance momentarily.
Belliveau throws a hook to the side of Rutherford's head but Rutherford sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Belliveau checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Rutherford takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Belliveau wants to land a leg kick but Rutherford is out of range.
Nice defenses there by Rutherford.
Rutherford takes a body punch but keeps moving.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Steven Rutherford 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.


Rutherford throws a lazy body kick
and Belliveau counters with a nice uppercut.
Rutherford lands a body shot.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Belliveau.
Belliveau staying out of range there.
Belliveau takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Belliveau checks the leg kick nicely there.
Rutherford looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Belliveau avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Belliveau tried to score with a low kick but Rutherford checks it.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but Belliveau sees it coming and moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Belliveau digs a good body shot into Rutherford's ribs.
Rutherford lunges at Belliveau with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Belliveau's hand.
Belliveau lands with a thumping leg kick.
Belliveau ducks right into an uppercut from Rutherford.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Rutherford gets a clinch.
Rutherford presses Belliveau against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Belliveau prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Belliveau tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Belliveau misses with a body punch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Belliveau.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Belliveau.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Belliveau avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Belliveau.
A nice right hand lands inside from Belliveau.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Rutherford creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Belliveau.
Rutherford lands with a left to the head.
Rutherford lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Belliveau backwards.
Belliveau lands with a light punch inside.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Belliveau.
Belliveau blocks a body shot from Rutherford.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A left hand lands to the body for Belliveau.
A short right from Belliveau.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Belliveau's elbow.
Rutherford has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Belliveau seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Rutherford can turn it around.
Belliveau lands a left hand that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rutherford has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Rutherford lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Steven Rutherford seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Rutherford lands a left hand.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Belliveau avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Rutherford softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Belliveau lands a left hand.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Belliveau has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Belliveau makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Belliveau tries a body shot but Rutherford blocks it.
A head punch on the inside from Belliveau fails to land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Belliveau controls the action.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Rutherford.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Belliveau misses with a hook to the ribs.
Nice body punch from Belliveau - that landed with a thud.
Belliveau scores with a nice hook to the head.
Belliveau lands a nice shot to the body.
Nice body punch from Belliveau - that landed with a thud.
Still in the clinch, Belliveau scores with a nice short uppercut.
Belliveau misses with a hook to the ribs.
A left hand lands to the body for Belliveau.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Belliveau.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Belliveau blocks it.
Belliveau blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Belliveau controls the action.
Belliveau misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Belliveau struggles to land a body shot inside as Rutherford controls his hands.
Rutherford scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Belliveau lands a right hand.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rutherford lands a nice shot to the body.
Rutherford is leaning against Belliveau and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Belliveau tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
Belliveau lands with a right to the head.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Belliveau's elbow.
Belliveau tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Belliveau has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
A left hand lands to the body for Belliveau.
A short uppercut from Rutherford.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Belliveau blocks it.
Rutherford lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Rutherford pushes Belliveau back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford drops down looking for an ankle pick but Belliveau pulls his leg out and moves away.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Belliveau throws a head kick that half lands.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Steven Rutherford will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Rutherford throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
It looked like Belliveau wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Belliveau's jab looks to have found its range, popping Rutherford under the eye.
Rutherford throws a lazy uppercut
and Belliveau counters with a stiff right hand.
Rutherford checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Rutherford throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Belliveau misses with a body shot.
Steven Rutherford seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Rutherford wants to clinch
and Belliveau counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Belliveau uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford tries to clinch but Belliveau moves out of range.
Belliveau with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Belliveau looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Rutherford is trying to counter with his kicks.
Belliveau moves out of range of the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Belliveau takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Rutherford throws out a leg kick but Belliveau moves out of range and Rutherford only half commits.
Belliveau takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Rutherford throws a hook but Belliveau blocks it.
Rutherford is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Belliveau.
Belliveau is looking to counter punch.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rutherford. Belliveau does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rutherford throws a body kick that misses.
Belliveau looks for the body kick but Rutherford saw that one coming.
Rutherford connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
A lazy body kick from Belliveau
and Rutherford counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Belliveau takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Belliveau misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Belliveau swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Rutherford counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a straight left.
Belliveau is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Rutherford.
Belliveau is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rutherford throws a jab but it's blocked by Belliveau.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut. Belliveau saw that one coming.
Belliveau tries to score with a low kick but Rutherford moves his leg out of the way.
Belliveau misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Rutherford fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Belliveau has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Belliveau throws a body punch but Rutherford moves out of range.
Rutherford replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Belliveau blocks it well.
Rutherford fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Belliveau.
Belliveau avoids the head kick by Rutherford.
Rutherford is looking to clinch but Belliveau is avoiding it.
Rutherford throws a sloppy body shot
and Belliveau counters with a stiff right hand.
Belliveau lands a jab to Rutherford's midsection.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford checks a low kick from Belliveau.
Rutherford swings for the body but Belliveau moves out of range.
Belliveau ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rutherford moves away.
Belliveau throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rutherford flicks out a counter leg kick but Belliveau steps away.
Belliveau punishes Rutherford's body with a nice straight punch.
Belliveau with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Belliveau ducks right into an uppercut from Rutherford.
Rutherford throws an off balance right hand
and Belliveau counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Rutherford thinking.
Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Belliveau jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Belliveau misses the body punch
and Rutherford makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Rutherford throws the kick towards the body but Belliveau avoids it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Belliveau avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Rutherford throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Belliveau tries to land a front kick but Rutherford steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Belliveau connects with a single shot there.
Belliveau pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rutherford avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Belliveau feints and then cracks Rutherford's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Rutherford down.
Belliveau keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Belliveau lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Rutherford swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rutherford fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Belliveau manages to avoid it.
Rutherford throws a leg kick which misses Belliveau's front leg but catches the back leg as Belliveau tries to avoid it.
Belliveau tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Steve Belliveau did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Rutherford checks a leg kick nicely.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut. Belliveau saw that one coming.
Belliveau walks into a left hand.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but Belliveau sees it coming and moves out of range.
Rutherford looks for the body kick but Belliveau saw that one coming.
Belliveau uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rutherford.
Belliveau throws a body kick that misses
and Rutherford connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Rutherford tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Belliveau was well out of range. Poor timing from Rutherford.
Belliveau tries to close the distance and clinch but Rutherford swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Belliveau looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford blocks a low kick nicely.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rutherford. Belliveau does a little dance to reset his feet.
A leg kick checked by Rutherford.
Rutherford lands the left hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Belliveau lands a nice shot to the body.
Rutherford keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.

Rutherford closes the distance and pushes Belliveau back into the cage.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Belliveau's elbow.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Belliveau blocks it.
Belliveau tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
A short uppercut from Belliveau.
Rutherford lands an uppercut.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Belliveau uses good head movement to avoid it.
Belliveau lands with a right to the head.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Belliveau's elbow.
Rutherford lands a body shot in the clinch.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Belliveau controls his hands.
Rutherford working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Belliveau doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Belliveau tries to work over Rutherford's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Belliveau scores with a hook to the body.
Belliveau tries to work over Rutherford's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A short body shot lands from Rutherford as the two fighters clinch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Belliveau swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Belliveau swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Belliveau controls his hands.
Belliveau misses with a body punch.
Belliveau blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Belliveau.
Belliveau prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Belliveau misses with the head strike.
A head punch on the inside from Belliveau fails to land.
Rutherford is leaning against Belliveau and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford lands a body punch.
Rutherford drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Good body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a right hand that snaps the head of Belliveau backwards.
Belliveau misses with some punches.
Rutherford lands a body punch in the clinch.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford lands with a right to the head.
Belliveau blocking some punches.
Belliveau lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Belliveaus head.
Belliveau blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford lands a shot to the body.
A left hand lands to the body for Rutherford.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Belliveau swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Belliveau tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Belliveau misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Belliveau controls his hands.
Rutherford working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Belliveau blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Belliveau.
Rutherford lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Belliveau.
A nice right hand lands inside from Rutherford.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Belliveau.
Rutherford lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Belliveau working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Belliveau swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Belliveau throws a punch but it's blocked by Rutherford.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Belliveau.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Steven Rutherford dominated that fourth round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Belliveau looks to clinch
and Rutherford counters with a nice body shot.
Rutherford cracks Belliveau with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
A bone on bone clash there as Rutherford blocks the leg kick.
Good shot there by Belliveau.
Belliveau looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Rutherford looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Rutherford scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.

Rutherford darts in and clinches Belliveau up against the cage.
Belliveau blocks a punch to the side of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A short left from Belliveau.
Belliveau working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
Belliveau lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Belliveau tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rutherford lands an uppercut.
Rutherford misses with the head strike.
Belliveau fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Belliveau.
Rutherford presses Belliveau against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Belliveau's elbow.
Rutherford throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Belliveaus head.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Belliveau.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Belliveau.
Belliveau misses with a punch to the body.
Belliveau misses with a punch on the inside.
Belliveau tries to work over Rutherford's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Belliveau has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
Belliveau has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
Belliveau tries a body shot but Rutherford blocks it.
Steve Belliveau has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford takes a shot to the head.
Belliveau misses with a hook to the ribs.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Belliveau.
Rutherford lands a left hand that snaps the head of Belliveau backwards.
Belliveau doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
A right handed body shot lands from Rutherford.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
Belliveau blocks a punch to the side of the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Belliveau misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rutherford is leaning against Belliveau and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Belliveau has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
Belliveau fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Belliveau avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Rutherford lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Belliveau backwards.

Rutherford breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
A slow jab from Rutherford misses its intended target.
And Belliveau counters with a quick kick to the body but Rutherford blocks it.
Belliveau wants to clinch
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Steven Rutherford is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Belliveau ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rutherford scores with a jab. Belliveau acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Belliveau lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Rutherford throws a one two combo.
Rutherford jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Rutherford is looking to land body kicks.
Belliveau fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
Belliveau is looking to score with low kicks.
Belliveau backing away here, and Rutherford unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
A low kick from Belliveau is predictable there
and Rutherford counters with an outside leg kick.
Rutherford misses with a few strikes there.
Rutherford goes for a high kick. It partially lands.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A big left from Rutherford misses.
Rutherford uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Belliveau.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rutherford takes a swing at Belliveau's ribcage but misses.
Rutherford throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Belliveau tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Rutherford throws out a loose jab but Belliveau uses good head movement to avoid it.
Belliveau takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Rutherford lands with a nice combination. Belliveau backs away looking to recover.
Belliveau throws a head kick that misses.
Belliveau on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Belliveau throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Rutherford tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Belliveau was well out of range. Poor timing from Rutherford.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 45:50
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 46:49
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 46:50

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

Steven Rutherford thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: Syn 510 -Rutherford vs Wein II     
Date:   Mar 08, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Steven Rutherford and Wilder Wein. Wein comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Wilder Wein kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

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187 lbs
29 - 7 - 3
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 7 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Wilder Wein!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, Paul Tew and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rutherford slips under a jab.
Wein missing with a left hand there. Rutherford was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Rutherford tries to work over Wein's front leg with a kick but Wein checks it.
Wein bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A thudding body kick lands there by Wein!
Wein throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rutherford throwing a counter right hand but Wein manages to avoid it.
Wein is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Wein throws a leg kick which misses Rutherford's front leg but catches the back leg as Rutherford tries to avoid it.
Some bone on bone action there as Rutherford checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Wein lands a head shot.
Wilder Wein seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Wein misses with an uppercut. Rutherford saw that one coming.
Wein throws a leg kick that misses.
Rutherford throws a body punch but Wein moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wein checks a low kick from Rutherford.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Rutherford lands where it shouldn't have, right in the... well, you know what he did? He kicked him in the penis. He's injured, injured bad. The referee sends both fighters to their corners and Wein has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Wein and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Wein avoids the body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Rutherford misses with a leg kick.
A jab from Rutherford does it's job there.
Wein misses with a body kick.
As Wein backs away, Rutherford returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wein doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Wein fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Rutherford looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Wein checks a leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rutherford. Wein does a little dance to reset his feet.
Wein on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Wein fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Rutherford checks it well.
Wein swings away with a body shot that misses
and Rutherford counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Wein throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Rutherford misses with a combination
and Wein counters with a nice body kick.
Rutherford is looking to land body kicks.
Rutherford finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Wein is looking to land body kicks.
Wein throws a hook but Rutherford blocks it.
Wein looks for the body kick but Rutherford saw that one coming.
Rutherford is looking to counter the offense by Wein and move into the clinch.
Wein misses with a wild body shot.
Wein looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford throws a hook but Wein blocks it.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wein lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Wein.
Wein misses with a body kick.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Wein 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 Rutherford has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Rutherford and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Wein throws a leg kick
letting Rutherford counter with a right hand.
Wein chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rutherford can pounce on him.
Wein moves out of range of the leg kick from Rutherford.
Wein throws out a leg kick but Rutherford moves out of range and Wein only half commits.
Wein thows a left - swing and a miss!
Wein scoring well with a low kick there.
Wein tried to score with a low kick but Rutherford checks it.
Wein needs to keep his hands up - Rutherford had a free shot at his head there.
Wein lands a jab to Rutherford's midsection.
Wein misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
A left and a right from Wein both land. Nice combination.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Wein.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Rutherford backing away here, and Wein unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Wein uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rutherford.
Wein lands with a shot to the body.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a looping left.
Wein throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wein throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Wein throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rutherford throws a looping overhand right but Wein ducks down to avoid it.
Wein lands a leg kick that knocks Rutherford off balance momentarily.
Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wein throws a body kick that misses.
Wein lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Wein dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rutherford. That did some damage!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Rutherford jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Wein was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Wein scores with a jab. Rutherford acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Rutherford throws a hook to the side of Wein's head but Wein sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Wein throws a leg kick
and Rutherford counters with a stiff right hand.
Wein paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Rutherford misses with a body shot.
Rutherford wants to clinch up but Wein keeps it at a distance.
Rutherford fakes the leg kick and cracks Wein in the body.
Wein tries to score with a low kick but Rutherford moves his leg out of the way.
Wein misses with a straight left.
Rutherford throws a hook but Wein avoids it easily.
Wein swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Rutherford takes a body punch but keeps moving.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Wein tries to keep at a distance but Rutherford has taken the fight into the clinch.
Rutherford digs a right hand into Wein's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Wein's gas tank.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rutherford tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Wein keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a nice leg kick that just misses Wein's sensitive parts.
Rutherford takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
A good leg kick by Wein.
Wein swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Wilder Wein seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Wein misses with a straight right.
Rutherford tries to close the distance and clinch up but Wein swats him away and circles back towards the center.

Rutherford forces Wein back against the cage and clinches.
Wein has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Rutherford working aggressively here.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Wein.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Wein blocking some punches.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Rutherford lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
A short body shot lands from Wein as the two fighters clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Wein can't find room to land a body shot as Rutherford controls the action.
Rutherford keeps control of Wein as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Wein has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Rutherford seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Wein can turn it around.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Wein controls the action.
A hook to the body from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Wein.
Wein softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Rutherford misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford takes a shot to the head.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Wein.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Wein in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Wein doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.

Wein escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Rutherford fails in his attempt to clinch.
Rutherford takes a swing at Wein's ribcage but misses.
Rutherford throws a big shot that misses.
Wein looks to throw the jab but Rutherford is out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wein moves out of range of the body kick from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a hook. Wein ducked under it nicely.
Rutherford tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Wein is looking to land body kicks.
A nice inside leg kick there by Rutherford. That's going to slow Wein down.
The fighters circling - Wein throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Rutherford throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Wein sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Wein lands a nice looking body kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut. Wein saw that one coming.
Wein lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Rutherford looks for the body kick but Wein saw that one coming.
Wein connects with a single shot there.
Rutherford scores with a spinning back kick!
Nice cross by Rutherford.
Wein throws a big shot that misses.
Rutherford swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rutherford moves away from the strike by Wein.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rutherford.
Wein throws a leg kick but Rutherford checks it.
Wein staying out of range there.
Rutherford tries a head kick but it misses.
Rutherford connects with a jab.
Wein keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rutherford looks to land a body kick but Wein moved away.
Wein fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Rutherford has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Wein bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Rutherford's head backwards.
Rutherford tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wein was well out of range. Poor timing from Rutherford.
Wein looks to land a right hand but Rutherford moved out of range.
Rutherford throws out a loose jab but Wein uses good head movement to avoid it.
Wein takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Wein fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Rutherford.
A looping hook to the body misses from Wein. Rutherford does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rutherford is looking to score with low kicks.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wein tries to score with a low kick but Rutherford moves his leg out of the way.
Rutherford moves out of range of the leg kick from Wein.
Rutherford slips a jab from Wein.
Wein works the jab nicely.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rutherford tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wein was well out of range. Poor timing from Rutherford.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Wein.
Rutherford jabs Wein right on the nose. Wein blinks but takes it well.
Rutherford missing with a left hand there. Wein was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

Rutherford takes the fight into the clinch.
Rutherford lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
Wein lands with a light punch inside.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Wein uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford lands a right hand that snaps the head of Wein backwards.
Wein lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
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 Steven Rutherford will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Rutherford's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Rutherford duly obliges.

It looks like Wilder Wein has been cut.
Wein swings for the body but Rutherford moves out of range.
Rutherford tries to counter by clinching up but Wein breaks away and moves out of range.
Wein checks a low kick from Rutherford.
Wein let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Wein throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
And Rutherford counters with a quick kick to the body but Wein blocks it.
Wein looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Wein looks to score with a jab to the body but Rutherford is just out of range.
Wein throws a leg kick but Rutherford checks it.
Wein misses with a low kick.
Rutherford misses with a wild body shot.
Rutherford closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Rutherford blocks a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wein connects with a nice looking jab.
Jab by Rutherford.
Rutherford looks to land a right hand but Wein moved out of range.
Wein sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Wein uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rutherford.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Wein! But no joy.
Rutherford cracks the inside of Wein's front leg.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wein avoids the body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford checks a low kick from Wein.
Wein misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Wein on the wrong end of a nice jab.
A chopping leg kick lands by Wein.
Wein ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Rutherford doesn't manage to clinch there - Wein circles away.
Wein moves away from the strike by Rutherford.
Wein swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Rutherford cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Rutherford connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Wein momentarily.
Wein misses with a body kick.
Rutherford lands a slapping body shot.
Rutherford throws an overhand right that lands on Wein's shoulder, as Wein tries to avoid the shot.
A big left from Rutherford misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Wein uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
Wein misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Rutherford tries to counter by clinching up but Wein breaks away and moves out of range.
Rutherford uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Wein misses the shot to the body.
An attempted straight right counter from Rutherford misses the target.
Rutherford moves out of range of the strikes.
Rutherford went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Rutherford 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.
Rutherford tries to work over Wein's front leg with a kick but Wein checks it.
A chopping leg kick lands by Wein.
Rutherford ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Wein scores with a spinning back kick!
Wein looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Rutherford 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.
Rutherford looks to land a right hand but Wein moved out of range.
Wein misses with a low kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Wein.
Wein stuns Rutherford with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Rutherford displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Wein throws out the jab.
Rutherford lunges at Wein with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Wein's hand.
A looping hook to the body misses from Wein. Rutherford does a little dance to reset his feet.
Wein lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Rutherford at a distance.
Wein with a nice cross.
The fight stays on the outside here - Rutherford looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Rutherford tries to clinch up
and Wein connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Rutherford on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Wein throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Rutherford takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
A little jabbing left from Wein on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Wein throws a push kick but Rutherford slaps the foot to one side.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rutherford jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rutherford wants to land a leg kick but Wein is out of range.
Crunch! Rutherford slams his shin into Wein's torso.
Nice defenses there by Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Wein counters with an inside leg kick.
Wein throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Rutherford - that will leave a mark!
Wein throws a wild body kick that Rutherford sees coming a mile off.
Rutherford fails in his attempt to clinch.
Rutherford is looking to chop away at Wein's legs.
Wein throws an overhand right that lands on Rutherford's shoulder, as Rutherford tries to avoid the shot.
Both fighters circling a little - Rutherford finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Wein wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Wein swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Rutherford counters with a leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rutherford takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Wein displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rutherford throws out the jab.
Wein moves out of range as Rutherford strikes.
Rutherford moves away from the strike by Wein.
Rutherford swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rutherford ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Wein moves away.
Wein keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rutherford 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.
Wein slips a jab from Rutherford.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Rutherford checks a leg kick.
Wein looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford misses with a looping left.
Wein has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Wein there as he acknowledges the shot.
Wein throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Rutherford is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Wein.
A nice inside leg kick there by Wein. That's going to slow Rutherford down.
A looping hook to the body misses from Wein. Rutherford does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford is looking to score with low kicks.
Wein moves away from the strike by Rutherford.
Rutherford tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Wein throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rutherford sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rutherford checks a leg kick nicely.
Rutherford tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Wein paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Wein.
Rutherford misses with a kick to the body.
Wein attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Rutherford checks a low kick from Wein.
Wein tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Wein moves out of range of the strikes.
Wein throws out a counter right but Rutherford avoids it with no problem.
Wein tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rutherford was well out of range. Poor timing from Wein.
Wein looks to land a body kick but Rutherford moved away.
Rutherford wants to clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wein slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Wein connects with an inside leg kick.
A lazy left from Rutherford finds it's target.
Wein misses with a low kick as Rutherford jumps back.
Rutherford lands a head shot.
Wein with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Rutherford swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Wein connects with a crisp jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rutherford fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wein manages to avoid it.
Rutherford throws a big shot that misses.
Wein scores with a shot to the body.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein slips a jab from Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a body punch but Wein moves out of range.
Rutherford bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rutherford quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
A lazy left from Wein finds it's target.
An inside leg kick from Wein misses.
Wein scores with a nice body kick.
Wein throws a head kick but Rutherford moves out of range.
Wein connects with a nice looking jab.
Rutherford doesn't manage to clinch there - Wein circles away.
Rutherford fails in his attempt to clinch.
Wein throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Wein throws a jab but it's blocked by Rutherford.
Rutherford just misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford wants to clinch up but Wein keeps it at a distance.
Wein throws a chopping leg kick but Rutherford manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
A little feinted left hand from Rutherford on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Rutherford moves into the clinch successfully.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Wein.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
Wein blocking some punches.
Wein misses with a punch on the inside.
Wein misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Wein lands with a short punch from the clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wein tries to break free but Rutherford pushes him back against the cage.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Wein working aggressively here.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Wein tries to throw a body punch but Rutherford avoids it by throwing Wein back against the cage.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Rutherford.
Wein misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Wilder Wein dominated that fourth round.
The cut man is working on Wilder Wein's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!


Rutherford throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Wein replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Rutherford blocks it well.
A telegraphed right hand from Rutherford misses the target.
Wein looks to throw a body kick
and Rutherford counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford checks a low kick from Wein.
Rutherford's jab looks to have found its range, popping Wein under the eye.
Wein looks to throw the jab but Rutherford is out of range.
Wein throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Rutherford on the side of the head.

Rutherford has taken the fight to the clinch.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Wein.
Wein has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Wein stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford blocks an uppercut.
Wein tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Wein prevents a body shot from Rutherford.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wein digs a right hand underneath Rutherford's ribcage. Rutherford let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Wein misses with a body punch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Wein creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Steven Rutherford has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.
Wein lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Wein lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
Rutherford lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Wein blocks an uppercut.
Wein blocks a punch to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Wein.
Wein misses with some punches.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A right handed body shot lands from Rutherford.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Wein uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford lands a shoulder strike.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Wein.
Rutherford tries to work over Wein's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutherford lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Still in the clinch, Rutherford scores with a nice short uppercut.
Rutherford lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Wein misses with a punch on the inside.
Wein can't find room to land a body shot as Rutherford controls the action.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
A head punch on the inside from Wein fails to land.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Rutherford.
Rutherford tries to work over Wein's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford misses with some punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Wein uses good head movement to avoid it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Wein.
Wein prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Wein uses good head movement to avoid it.
A head punch on the inside from Wein fails to land.
Wein prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Wein lands a nice shot to the body.
Wein misses with the head strike.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford lands a body shot in the clinch.

Wein pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Rutherford looks for the body kick but Wein saw that one coming.
Rutherford walks into a jab.
Wein throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Wein pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.

Rutherford moves into the clinch.
Wein throws a head punch that misses.
Wein struggles to land a body shot inside as Rutherford controls his hands.

Wein breaks from the clinch.
Wein connects with a jab.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Wein lands with a good body shot.
Rutherford moves in looking to clinch but Wein pushes him off.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Wein throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Rutherfords head.
Wein throws a head punch that misses.
Wein blocks a punch to the side of the head.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 46:49
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 48:48
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 48:48

The fight is ruled a majority draw!

Steven Rutherford retains his title. It's always disappointing when a championship fight ends as a draw but that's what happens when you leave the fight in the judges hands!
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Event: Syn 502 - Gymer vs Golstein     
Date:   Jan 29, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Steven Rutherford and Jerry Kokane. Kokane is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Escape From the Madness . Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!

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186 lbs
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185 lbs
31 - 9 - 0
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Jerry Kokane!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Steven Brown and Richard Clark.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kokane jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Nice uppercut there from Rutherford.
Steven Rutherford seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rutherford thumps Kokane with a low kick.
A big left from Rutherford misses.
Rutherford moves out of range of the strikes.
A left lands for Rutherford.
Kokane has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Rutherford finds it's way round the side to connect with Kokane's head.
Kokane has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Kokane defending well as Rutherford loads up on a big left hand.
Kokane blocks a low kick nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford misses with a series of wild punches.
Rutherford punishes Kokane's body with a nice straight punch.
Rutherford fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kokane manages to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kokane misses the body punch
and Rutherford counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Rutherford takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Kokane tries a head kick but it misses.
Kokane throws a jab when Rutherford was well out of range.
Rutherford cracks Kokane with a right hand to the side of the head.
Kokane stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Good standup being displayed there by Rutherford as he connects with a hook.
It looks like Rutherford has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Kokane scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Kokane scores with a jab. Rutherford acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Kokane throws the left hand but Rutherford avoids the punch easily.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rutherford scores with a hook.
Kokane misses with a wild body shot.
Rutherford appears to be looking for a big counter.
Kokane looks for the body kick but Rutherford saw that one coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheers as Rutherford lands an impressive looking overhand right. Kokane doesn't seem phased though.
Kokane scores with a leg kick.
Rutherford moves out of range as Kokane strikes.
Kokane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Kokane 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.
Kokane misses with an uppercut.
A solid body kick from Rutherford.
Kokane misses with a hook. Rutherford ducked under it nicely.
Kokane pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Rutherford scores with a nice body kick.
Rutherford scores with the left hand. Kokane knows he should have avoided that one.

It looks like Jerry Kokane has been cut.
Rutherford thows a leg kick but Kokane checks it
and Kokane counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Rutherford misses with a left hand
and Kokane counters with a nice body kick.
Rutherford lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Rutherford swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rutherford throws a leg kick that is checked
and Kokane counters with a head kick. That will keep Rutherford thinking before he tries any more sloppy attacks!
A clash of legs there as Kokane blocks the low kick.
Rutherford misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Rutherford digs a good hook to Kokane's body.
Rutherford ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Kokane cracks Rutherford with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Kokane blocks a leg kick.
Kokane throws out a counter right but Rutherford avoids it with no problem.
Rutherford connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Rutherford tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Kokane paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Kokane appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Rutherford throws a nice inside leg kick.
Rutherford takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Rutherford slips under a jab from Kokane.
Rutherford looks for the body kick but Kokane saw that one coming.
Kokane clobbers Rutherford with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Kokane bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rutherford throws an overhand right that lands on Kokane's shoulder, as Kokane tries to avoid the shot.
Rutherford gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Kokane.
Kokane slips a jab from Rutherford.
It seemed like Kokane was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Kokane moves out of range as Rutherford strikes.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Rutherford 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 Kokane has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Kokane and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Kokane follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rutherford lands a leg kick that knocks Kokane off balance momentarily.
Steven Rutherford is winning the standup battle so far.
A nice inside leg kick there by Rutherford. That's going to slow Kokane down.
Rutherford throws the left hand but Kokane avoids the punch easily.
A nice leg kick lands there from Kokane.
Kokane misses with a series of wild punches.
Kokane thuds his right hand into Rutherford's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Rutherford drops his hands momentarily and Kokane takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kokane misses with a low kick.
Rutherford seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Kokane takes one on the button.
Kokane misses with a looping left.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford scores with a kick to the body.
Rutherford misses with a left hand
and Kokane counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Good leg kick by Rutherford there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Rutherford dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Kokane. That did some damage!
Rutherford swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Kokane counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Rutherford misses with a left hand
and Kokane connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
A nice leg kick lands there from Kokane.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.
Kokane throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Rutherford cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Kokane misses with a looping right.
Rutherford throws a lazy uppercut
and Kokane makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Rutherford blocks a low kick nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rutherford will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Rutherford misses with a straight left.
Kokane's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Kokane displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rutherford throws out the jab.
Rutherford misses with a jab to the body
and Kokane counters with a leg kick.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Rutherford, right into the meat.
Rutherford throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Kokane stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Rutherford lets loose with a powerful body kick. Kokane will feel that in the morning.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.
Despite the aggression on Kokane's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
A big right from Rutherford misses.
Kokane pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Kokane misses with a straight left.
Kokane throws a lazy right hand but Rutherford sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kokane throws a big shot that misses.
Some bone on bone action there as Kokane checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Rutherford misses with a leg kick
and Kokane cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Rutherford has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Kokane.
Rutherford looks to score with a jab to the body but Kokane is just out of range.
Kokane misses with a lunging right hand
and Rutherford counters with a nice uppercut.
Rutherford misses with a jab, cross combination.
Kokane smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.

It looks like Steven Rutherford has been cut.
Kokane uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Rutherford scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Kokane is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kokane rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Rutherford counters with a good low kick that Kokane was not able to check.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kokane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rutherford fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kokane manages to avoid it.
Rutherford throws a push kick but Kokane slaps the foot to one side.
Rutherford wants to slow Kokane down by chopping away at his legs.
Rutherford keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Kokane.
Rutherford lands with a cross.
Kokane takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Rutherford throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Kokane counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Rutherford thinking.
Kokane on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Kokane gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Rutherford throws a shot from downtown. Kokane moves away and avoids it.
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 Steven Rutherford will probably get the nod.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Rutherford misses with a leg kick
enabling Kokane to counter with a crisp jab.
Rutherford stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Rutherford throws a hook to the side of Kokane's head but Kokane sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kokane appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Rutherford cracks Kokane with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut.
Rutherford closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Rutherford throws a low kick but Kokane avoids it.
A jab from Rutherford misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford thows a left - swing and a miss!
Rutherford throws the kick towards the body but Kokane avoids it.
Rutherford scores with a decent looking hook.
Rutherford goes for a high kick. It partially lands.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford swings widly with a right hand
and Kokane connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Kokane displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rutherford throws out the jab.
Kokane swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Kokane cracks the inside of Rutherford's front leg.
Kokane lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Rutherford takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Rutherford swings for the body but Kokane moves out of range.
Kokane throws a half hearted mid kick.
A jab from Kokane misses.
Rutherford swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Kokane.
Rutherford pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Rutherford lands a nice looking kick to the body. Kokane takes a step back to recover.
Rutherford throws a right hand that misses
and Kokane counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Jab by Kokane.
Kokane ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Kokane was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Rutherford misses with the body kick
and Kokane counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kokane moves away.
Rutherford throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Rutherford tries to land a front kick but Kokane steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Rutherford lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Rutherford throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Kokane counters with a slapping leg kick.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Rutherford throws a predictable looking body shot
and Kokane counters with a straight right hand.
Kokane goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Kokane avoids the body shot from Rutherford.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Good standup being displayed there by Rutherford as he connects with a hook.
Kokane paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Kokane throws a leg kick which misses Rutherford's front leg but catches the back leg as Rutherford tries to avoid it.
Rutherford throws out a leg kick but Kokane moves out of range and Rutherford only half commits.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Rutherford checks a leg kick.
It looked like Rutherford was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Kokane.

Oooooh!!! Kokane has knocked Rutherford down with a huge combo! Kokane steps away and waves a wobbly Rutherford back to his feet! This one might not go much longer!
Rutherford closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.

Rutherford is rocked!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nice body punch from Rutherford.
Oh Rutherford is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Rutherford lands with a hook. Kokane tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Rutherford seems to have got his legs back now.
Rutherford throws a shot to the body.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Kokane is looking for the big counter here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A slapping leg kick lands for Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut
and Kokane counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Rutherford lands a two punch combo.
Kokane throws a body kick that misses.
Kokane displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rutherford throws out the jab.
Kokane takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Nice shot by Kokane.
Kokane will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Rutherford misses with a right hand
and Kokane counters with a slapping leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A left and a right from Kokane both land. Nice combination.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kokane stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a hook but Kokane avoids it easily.
Kokane with a nice cross.
Kokane takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Rutherford blocks a head kick by Kokane.
Rutherford throws a poor cross that misses
and Kokane counters with a nice low kick that buckles Rutherford's knee momentarily.
Rutherford misses the jab.
It seemed like Kokane was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Rutherford lands with a straight right. Kokane didn't see that one coming.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kokane fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Rutherford has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Kokane misses with a head kick.
Rutherford moves out of range of the strikes.
Kokane moves out of range as Rutherford throws a body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kokane dodges the punch combination from Rutherford.
Kokane throws a big shot that misses.
Kokane clobbers Rutherford with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Rutherford misses with a hook. Kokane ducked under it nicely.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.
Kokane throws a looping overhand right but Rutherford ducks down to avoid it.
Rutherford swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Rutherford walks into a jab.
Kokane has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Rutherford misses with a hook. Kokane ducked under it nicely.
Kokane slips under a jab.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Rutherford, right into the meat.
Kokane has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Rutherford.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kokane throws a big shot that misses.
Rutherford swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Kokane is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
A slow jab from Rutherford misses its intended target.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut. Kokane saw that one coming.
Kokane misses with a hook.
Rutherford checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Rutherford blocks a head kick by Kokane.
A little feinted left hand from Rutherford on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Rutherford lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rutherford bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Kokane pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Rutherford misses with a two punch combination.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kokane lets loose with a powerful body kick. Rutherford will feel that in the morning.
Rutherford lands a glancing blow to the side of Kokane's head.
A punch lands to the side of Kokane 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Rutherford looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Rutherford lands a nice shot to the body.
Rutherford moves into range and connects with a jab.
Kokane avoids a kick to the body.
Kokane throws a body punch but Rutherford moves out of range.
Kokane keeps the fight on the outside.
Rutherford is looking to chop away at Kokane's legs.
Rutherford is looking to slow Kokane down with leg kicks.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford takes a swing at Kokane's ribcage but misses.
Kokane looks to throw the jab but Rutherford is out of range.
Rutherford throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Kokane.
Kokane keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rutherford.
Kokane looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Kokane misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Rutherford misses with a straight left.
Rutherford throws a series of punches but Kokane avoids them all with ease.
Kokane throws a body shot but no joy.
Rutherford misses with a leg kick
and Kokane counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Kokane is looking to score with low kicks.
Rutherford uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kokane.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close fourth round but I would say that Steven Rutherford will probably get the nod.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Rutherford misses with an attempted mid kick.
Kokane keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

Rutherford pushes Kokane up against the cage in a clinch.
Kokane misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Kokane.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Kokane or not.
A right hook to the body lands for Rutherford.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kokane jumps guard but Rutherford stands there with Kokane around his waist. Kokane gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kokane is trying to break the clinch but Rutherford is controlling him.
Kokane working aggressively here.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Kokane.
Kokane tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Rutherford just stands there and leans against the cage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Rutherford creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford scores with a nice hook to the head.
Kokane tries to break the clinch but Rutherford is controlling the position.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Kokane blocks it.
Kokane blocks an uppercut.
Kokane misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
Kokane can't find room to land a body shot as Rutherford controls the action.
Kokane working hard to break the clinch.

Kokane manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kokane controls Rutherford momentarily but Rutherford frees himself.
Rutherford stays in close to Kokane's body and controls the position.

Kokane looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Rutherford passes into half guard.
Jerry Kokane has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Kokane looking for submissions off his back.

Kokane looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Steven Rutherford is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford stalling.
We may be looking at a referee standup if the pace doesn't pick up soon.
Kokane wants to improve his position but Rutherford is controlling well.
Rutherford not landing any meaningful shots this time.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Kokane looks to throw the jab but Rutherford is out of range.
Rutherford checks a low kick from Kokane.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the jaw.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Rutherford, right into the meat.
Rutherford sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Kokane blocks a jab.
Rutherford turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Rutherford looks to clinch
and Kokane cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kokane keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kokane throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rutherford sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Kokane moves out of range as Rutherford strikes.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Kokane! But no joy.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 49:46
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 49:46
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 49:46

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

Steven Rutherford retains his middleweight title!
Steven Rutherford seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: Syn 498 - Wein vs Saibot     
Date:   Jan 13, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Steven Rutherford and Brock Rumlow. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the vacant middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 25 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 26 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Brock Rumlow!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, William Gold and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rutherford misses with a two punch combination.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the body.
We've been told by Rutherford's head coaches at The Charles Martel School of Greatness that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Rumlow throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rumlow.
Rumlow looks to score with a jab to the body but Rutherford is just out of range.
Rumlow throws a sloppy head kick and Rutherford moves out of range easily.
Rumlow throws a sloppy head kick and Rutherford moves out of range easily.
Rutherford fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Rutherford ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Rutherford throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the body.
Rutherford connects with a nice looking jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rumlow takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Rutherford lands a really nice looking cross but Rumlow seems unphased.
A telegraphed right hand from Rutherford misses the target.
Rumlow scores with the left hand. Rutherford knows he should have avoided that one.
Jab by Rutherford.
Rumlow turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Rutherford blocks a leg kick.
Rumlow lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rutherford's sensitive parts.
Rumlow tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Rutherford is able to avoid easily.
Rutherford throws a good cross that connects.
Rutherford throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rutherford takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Rumlow throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
A solid leg kick lands there for Rutherford.
Rumlow lands with an overhand left.
Rutherford looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Brock Rumlow seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A jab from Rutherford finds it's way through Rumlow's defenses.
Rutherford connects with a body shot that sends Rumlow's belly button to the back.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rumlow lands with a nice body kick.
Rutherford turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Rutherford throws an overhand right that lands on Rumlow's shoulder, as Rumlow tries to avoid the shot.
Rumlow uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rutherford.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford lands an overhand right.
Rutherford connects with a nice looking jab.
Rumlow throws a body punch but Rutherford moves out of range.
Rutherford swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rumlow misses with a right hand
and Rutherford counters with a nice body kick.
Rumlow throws a jab when Rutherford was well out of range.
Rumlow fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Rumlow moves into range and connects with a jab.
Rutherford scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Rumlow throws a combination that misses
and Rutherford makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Rutherford throws a lazy right hand but Rumlow sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rumlow is looking to land body kicks.

Rumlow gets a clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Rumlow fails to land.
Rumlow fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rumlow with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Rumlow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Rumlow lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
Rutherford lands a body shot in the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Rumlow fails to land.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rumlow misses with the head strike.
Rutherford lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Rutherford lands a shot to the body.
Rutherford blocks a body shot from Rumlow.
Rumlow swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rumlow misses with a punch to the body.
Rumlow doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rumlow lands with a light punch inside.
Rutherford scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Rumlow blocking some punches.
Rumlow swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rumlow goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Rumlow throws a head punch that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rumlow lands with a short shot to the head.
Rumlow takes a shot to the head.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Rumlow.
Rutherford lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Rumlow has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
A right handed body shot lands from Rutherford.
Rumlow tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rumlow misses with the head strike.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rumlow's elbow.
A right handed body shot lands from Rutherford.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutherford lands with a left to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rutherford tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Rutherford tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Rutherford connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Rutherford has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Rutherford avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Rumlow cracks the inside of Rutherford's front leg.
A slapping leg kick lands for Rutherford.
Rumlow throws a leg kick which misses Rutherford's front leg but catches the back leg as Rutherford tries to avoid it.
Rumlow connects with a solid leg kick.
Rumlow 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.
Rutherford takes one to the side of the head.
Rumlow fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Rutherford is looking to counter punch.
Rutherford is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Rumlow can do to turn this around?
A nice leg kick lands there from Rutherford.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Rumlow fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Rutherford stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Rumlow.
Rumlow has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Rutherford ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Rutherford misses with a leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Rutherford.
Rumlow dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Crunch! Rutherford slams his shin into Rumlow's torso.
Rumlow motions for Rutherford to come forward. Rumlow throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Rutherford throws a low kick, looking for Rumlow's leg but Rumlow calmly moves out of range.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Rutherford scores with a hook to the body. Rumlow takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Rutherford looks to score with a jab to the body but Rumlow is just out of range.
Rutherford jabs at Rumlow's body.
Rutherford dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Rumlow is breathing heavily.
A low kick from Rumlow is predictable there
and Rumlow takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Rutherford checks a low kick from Rumlow.
Rutherford scores with a nice head shot.
Rumlow looks for the body kick but Rutherford saw that one coming.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rumlow moves out of range of the strikes.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Rumlow.
Rutherford just misses with a punch to the body.
Rumlow throws a leg kick but Rutherford moved away.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rumlow steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Rutherford. That one must have hurt.
Rumlow finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Rutherford quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Rumlow tries to clinch but Rutherford is having none of it.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Rutherford - that will leave a mark!
Rumlow connects with a solid leg kick.
Rutherford fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rumlow manages to avoid it.
Good work by Rumlow as he checks the leg kick.
Rutherford pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Rumlow avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Rumlow flicks out a counter leg kick but Rutherford steps away.
A combination from Rutherford does no damage.
Rutherford just misses with a punch to the body.
Rumlow only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Rutherford cracks the inside of Rumlow's front leg.
Rutherford avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.
Rumlow misses with a low kick.
Rutherford tried to counter with a leg kick but Rumlow avoided it.
Rutherford is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford throws an overhand right that lands on Rumlow's shoulder, as Rumlow tries to avoid the shot.
Rutherford paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Rumlow will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Rumlow crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Rutherford - the referee stops the clock and Rumlow gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Rutherford. Rumlow manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Rutherford checks a leg kick.
Rutherford misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rumlow.
Rutherford throws a body kick that misses.
Rumlow throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Rutherford's head.
Donk. Rumlow catches Rutherford right on the button with a cross.
A leg kick checked by Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Rutherford looks to score with a jab to the body but Rumlow is just out of range.
Rutherford throws an off balance right hand
and Rumlow counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rumlow cracks Rutherford with an open hand slap.
Rumlow ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rumlow doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Rumlow throws a leg kick
and Rutherford counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Steven Rutherford is winning the standup battle so far.
Rutherford throws a push kick but Rumlow slaps the foot to one side.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.
Rumlow tries to bum rush Rutherford with a series of wild strikes but Rutherford uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
It looked like Rutherford wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Rumlow goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Rutherford swings widly with a right hand
and Rumlow counters with a nice leg kick.
Nice uppercut lands for Rutherford. That snapped Rumlow's head back.
Rutherford lands a really nice looking cross but Rumlow seems unphased.
Rumlow closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rumlow tries to score with a low kick but Rutherford moves his leg out of the way.
Rumlow throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Rutherford stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Nice cross by Rutherford.
Rumlow has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Rutherford.
Rumlow blocks a low kick nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rumlow shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
A low kick from Rumlow is predictable there
and Rutherford cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut.
Rutherford throws a hook but Rumlow blocks it.
Rutherford fakes the leg kick and cracks Rumlow in the body.
Rumlow on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Rumlow misses with a few strikes there.
And Rutherford counters with a quick kick to the body but Rumlow blocks it.
Rumlow throws a body shot but no joy.
Rumlow connects with a body shot.
A head kick misses from Rumlow.
Both fighters circling a little - Rumlow finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Rumlow attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Rumlow blocks the body kick.
Rumlow ducks under a wild hook from Rutherford.
Rumlow connects with a solid leg kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rumlow walks forward, straight into a front kick from Rutherford.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rumlow misses with a low kick as Rutherford jumps back.
Rumlow takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Rutherford loads up on a big right hand but Rumlow slips the punch.
Good standup being displayed there by Rutherford as he connects with a hook.
Rumlow misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
As Rumlow backs away, Rutherford returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
An inside leg kick from Rumlow misses.
Rumlow misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a straight right.
Rutherford tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Rumlow throws a nice outside leg kick.
Rutherford feints and then cracks Rumlow's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Rumlow down.
Rumlow on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Rutherford lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Rutherford fakes the leg kick and cracks Rumlow in the body.
Rumlow throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.
Rutherford avoids the body shot from Rumlow.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford throws a head kick that misses.
Rumlow let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rumlow tries to land a front kick but Rutherford steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Rumlow displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rutherford throws out the jab.
Rutherford scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Rumlow dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rutherford. That did some damage!
Rutherford slips a jab from Rumlow.
Rumlow is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rutherford.
A low kick from Rumlow misses
and Rutherford counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford cracks Rumlow with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Rutherford connects with a looping right hand.
Rumlow uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
Rumlow counters with a body kick.
A thudding body kick lands there by Rumlow!
Donk. Rutherford catches Rumlow right on the button with a cross.
Rutherford 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.
Rumlow jabbing away but nothing is landing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rumlow throws a leg kick
enabling Rutherford to counter with a crisp jab.
Rumlow ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rutherford moves away.
Good work by Rutherford as he checks the leg kick.
Rumlow misses with a wild body shot.
Rutherford misses with a body shot.
Rutherford paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Rutherford cracks Rumlow with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.

Rumlow is rocked!
Rumlow finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
It looked like Rutherford was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Rumlow.
A head kick misses from Rumlow.
Rumlow tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Rutherford paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Rutherford chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rumlow can pounce on him.
Rutherford throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Some bone on bone action there as Rutherford checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Rutherford lands a right hook to the body.
A solid leg kick lands there for Rutherford.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Rumlow.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rumlow misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Rutherford counters with a leg kick.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the head.
Rutherford throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rumlow scores with the left hand. Rutherford knows he should have avoided that one.
Rumlow thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Rutherford if he has to take too many more of those.
Rumlow misses with a looping left.
Rumlow misses with a leg kick
and Rutherford cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Rumlow throws a leg kick but Rutherford sees it coming and moves out of range.
Rutherford throws a nice outside leg kick.
Rumlow has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Rumlow tries to clinch but Rutherford moves out of range.
Rutherford blocks a leg kick.
Rumlow avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rutherford checks a leg kick nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Nice jab there from Rutherford.
Rutherford tries to land a front kick but Rumlow steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Rumlow throws a lazy right hand but Rutherford sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rumlow throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.
Rutherford scores with a nice strike.
Rumlow throws a leg kick which misses Rutherford's front leg but catches the back leg as Rutherford tries to avoid it.
Rumlow looks to throw a body kick
and Rumlow takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Rumlow with a hook.
Rumlow misses with a hook. Rutherford ducked under it nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rumlow checks a leg kick.
Rumlow scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Rumlow throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A slapping leg kick lands for Rutherford.
Rutherford tests Rumlow's chin there with a solid looking shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Rutherford's jab looks to have found its range, popping Rumlow under the eye.
Rumlow moves out of range as Rutherford strikes.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Rumlow.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Rumlow uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rutherford tries to work over Rumlow's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford scores with a nice hook to the head.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Rumlow avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Rutherford lands with a light punch inside.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
Rutherford lands with a light punch inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford tries to work over Rumlow's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rumlow's elbow.
Rutherford lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Rumlow backwards.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rumlow blocking some punches.
Rutherford tries to work over Rumlow's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A head punch on the inside from Rumlow fails to land.
Rumlow misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford working aggressively here.
Rutherford lands a left hand.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rumlow works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Rumlow blocking some punches.
Rumlow lands a left hand that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
Rumlow misses with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Rumlow fails to land.
Rutherford blocks an uppercut.
Rutherford digs a right hand underneath Rumlow's ribcage. Rumlow let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford working aggressively here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rumlow tries a body shot but Rutherford blocks it.
Rumlow misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rumlow takes a shot to the head.
Rutherford scores with a shot to the side of Rumlow's head.
Rumlow swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A nice left hand lands by Rumlow.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rumlow.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rumlow working aggressively here.
Rumlow misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rumlow working aggressively here.
Steven Rutherford has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rumlow tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Rumlow doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford lands a hook that snaps the head of Rumlow backwards.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rumlow's elbow.
Rutherford misses with the head strike.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rumlow misses with a body punch.
A short right from Rumlow.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Rumlow working aggressively here.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Rutherford.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Rutherford.
Rumlow is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rutherford blocks an elbow strike.
Rutherford presses Rumlow against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Rumlow fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rumlow misses with the head strike.
Rutherford lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Rutherford lands a hook that snaps the head of Rumlow backwards.
Rumlow throws a head punch that misses.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Rumlow.
A shot in the inside from Rutherford.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Steven Rutherford had his way with Brock Rumlow in that round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Donk. Rumlow catches Rutherford right on the button with a cross.
Rutherford throws a hook but Rumlow avoids it easily.
Rumlow ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rutherford lands with a right hand.
Rutherford takes a swing at Rumlow's ribcage but misses.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.
Rumlow wants to land a leg kick but Rutherford is out of range.
Rumlow throws a leg kick that is checked
and Rumlow takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Rutherford fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rumlow manages to avoid it.
Rutherford looks to throw a body kick
and Rumlow counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
A thudding body kick lands there by Rutherford!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford misses with a body shot.
Rumlow throws a wild body kick that Rutherford sees coming a mile off.
Rutherford cracks a nice hook into Rumlow's ribs.
Rutherford swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rumlow moves out of range of the strikes.
Nice jab there from Rutherford.
Rutherford walks forward, straight into a front kick from Rumlow.
Rumlow scores with a hook.
Rumlow throws a low kick but Rutherford moves out of range easily.
Rumlow blocks a jab.
Rutherford lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Rumlow throws a nice outside leg kick.
Rutherford steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rumlow.
Rumlow connects with a leg kick. Rutherford looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Rutherford throws a body kick that misses.
Rutherford thumps Rumlow with a low kick.
Rutherford misses with a looping left.
Rumlow is looking to land body kicks.
Rutherford scores with a leg kick.
Brock Rumlow has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford looks to score with a jab to the body but Rumlow is just out of range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rumlow avoids the body shot from Rutherford.
Rumlow closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Rutherford chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rumlow can pounce on him.
Rutherford lands a leg kick that knocks Rumlow off balance momentarily.
A good leg kick by Rutherford.
A decent looking cross lands there for Rumlow.
Rumlow connects with a leg kick. Rutherford looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Rutherford avoids the body shot from Rumlow.
Rumlow throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Rumlow is looking to land body kicks.
Rutherford throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Rumlow stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Rumlow throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rumlow fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Rutherford has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Steven Rutherford is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Rutherford keeps Rumlow at a distance using the push kick.

Rumlow darts in and clinches Rutherford up against the cage.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rumlow tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford misses with the head strike.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rumlow throws a head punch that misses.
Rumlow lands a left hand.
Rumlow lands a left hand.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
Rumlow fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rumlow misses with a body punch.
Rumlow lands with a short shot to the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Rutherford lands a shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Rumlow swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
A left hand lands to the body for Rutherford.
Rumlow is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rutherford throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Rumlows head.
Rumlow scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Rumlow scores with a hook to the body.
Rumlow working aggressively here.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Rumlow misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford lands a body shot.
Rutherford working aggressively here.
Rumlow blocking some punches.
Rumlow goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rumlow tries to work over Rutherford's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Steven Rutherford.
Well Rutherford has outscored his opponent in every aspect of the fight today. Only a scarily incompetent judge or two will keep him from a well deserved win... Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 50:45
Judge William Gold scores the fight 50:45
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 50:45

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

Steven Rutherford is the new middleweight champion!
Our winner, Steven Rutherford, 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: EVO 185 Olympics Finals     
Date:   Dec 29, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Karim Bashorov and Steven Rutherford. Bashorov comes to the cage accompanied by Hangar 18. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

190 cm
34
194 lbs
25 - 5 - 0
183 cm
30
186 lbs
25 - 3 - 1
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Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, Daniel Bishop and Richard Clark.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bashorov blocks the body kick.
Bashorov 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.
Rutherford misses the shot to the body.
Rutherford lands with a nice body kick.
Rutherford throws a front kick that sends Bashorov stumbling back into the cage.
Rutherford keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Bashorov sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Rutherford swings for the body but Bashorov moves out of range.
Bashorov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Rutherford uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Bashorov.
Bashorov avoids the body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bashorov was well out of range. Poor timing from Rutherford.
It looked like Bashorov wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Bashorov lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Bashorov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
That kick from Rutherford tenderised Bashorov's leg. Bashorov is trying to keep his angry face on.
Bashorov fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford throws a poor cross that misses
and Bashorov counters with a straight right hand.
Bashorov waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rutherford.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut. Rutherford saw that one coming.
Rutherford throws out a counter right but Bashorov avoids it with no problem.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford loads up on a big right hand but Bashorov slips the punch.
Bashorov throwing a counter right hand but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
Rutherford throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rutherford showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Bashorov.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Rutherford! But no joy.
Bashorov lands a jab to the head.
Good standup being displayed there by Bashorov as he connects with a hook.
Rutherford lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Steven Rutherford is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rutherford swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Karim Bashorov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bashorov swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Bashorov blocks a jab.
Bashorov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rutherford.
It looked like Bashorov was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Rutherford.
Bashorov connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Rutherford lands with a thumping leg kick.
Bashorov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

A momentary lapse in concentration from Rutherford enables Bashorov to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Rutherford manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bashorov wants to pass the guard but Rutherford is keeping the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov trying to control but Rutherford is working from the bottom.
Rutherford looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Bashorov is stalling in the full guard.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Rutherford keeps moving.
Bashorov with a flurry of punches that miss.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov postures up in Rutherford's guard and throws a big left but Rutherford blocks it.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Bashorov landing some decent shots from guard.
Rutherford utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Bashorov lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Bashorov trying to control the position from guard on top but Rutherford is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Bashorov is stalling in the full guard.
Bashorov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Rutherford looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Rutherford fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Bashorov looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Rutherford just misses with a punch to the body.
Bashorov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Bashorov.
Bashorov jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rutherford is looking to slow Bashorov down with leg kicks.
Rutherford keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
It seemed like Rutherford was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Bashorov 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.
Bashorov takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Rutherford cracks Bashorov with a right hand to the side of the head.
Rutherford bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Bashorov's head.
Bashorov scores with a jab. Rutherford acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
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 Karim Bashorov will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Rutherford throws a body kick that misses.
Rutherford is looking to slow Bashorov down with leg kicks.
Rutherford shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Bashorov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Rutherford is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Bashorov.
Rutherford moves away from the strike by Bashorov.
Bashorov just misses with a punch to the body.
Bashorov throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rutherford sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rutherford is looking to slow Bashorov down with leg kicks.
Bashorov uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rutherford.
Bashorov avoids the body shot from Rutherford.
Bashorov throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov throws the left hand but Rutherford avoids the punch easily.
A slow jab from Rutherford misses its intended target.
Steven Rutherford seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Bashorov missing with a left hand there. Rutherford was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Bashorov misses with a hook. Rutherford ducked under it nicely.
Rutherford throws out a counter right but Bashorov avoids it with no problem.
Bashorov throws an overhand right that lands on Rutherford's shoulder, as Rutherford tries to avoid the shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford throws a body kick, spinning off balance

and Bashorov counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Bashorov trying to control but Rutherford is working from the bottom.
Rutherford seems keen to control Bashorov's posture.
Rutherford keeping moving, preventing Bashorov from controlling successfully.
Bashorov trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Rutherford avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Bashorov controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Bashorov working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Bashorov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Rutherford thows a leg kick but Bashorov checks it

and Bashorov counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.
Rutherford avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Bashorov wants to pass the guard but Rutherford is keeping the position.
Rutherford pulls Bashorov in close to prevent any damage.
Rutherford controls Bashorov momentarily but Bashorov frees himself.
Rutherford wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Rutherford keeps moving.
Rutherford is trying to control the position but Bashorov postures up.
Bashorov trying to control but Rutherford is working from the bottom.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Bashorov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Bashorov stalks Rutherford and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Rutherford's face. Rutherford staggers backwards, shaken.
Bashorov looks to throw the jab but Rutherford is out of range.
A cross from Bashorov lands.
Bashorov ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rutherford moves away.
Bashorov throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rutherford tries a low kick but Bashorov avoids it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Bashorov connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Rutherford scrambles back to his feet.
Bashorov throws a body shot but no joy.
Bashorov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A jab from Rutherford misses.
Rutherford swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Rutherford throws a jab but it's blocked by Bashorov.
Rutherford throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Bashorov on the side of the head.
Bashorov misses with a straight right.

A momentary lapse in concentration from Rutherford enables Bashorov to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Rutherford manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rutherford is trying to control the position but Bashorov postures up.
Bashorov distracts Rutherford with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Bashorov is fighting to break Rutherford's control of his arms but Rutherford is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Bashorov makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov dominated that second 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.


Bashorov avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Bashorov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a nice looking body kick.
Rutherford displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Bashorov throws out the jab.
Bashorov throws a big shot that misses.
A jab from Bashorov misses.
Rutherford throws a nice looking combination but Bashorov bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Bashorov is looking to counter punch.
An inside leg kick lands from Rutherford.
Rutherford bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A little jabbing left from Rutherford on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Rutherford looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Bashorov shoots in for a takedown but Rutherford shows good takedown defense.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov looks to score with a jab to the body but Rutherford is just out of range.
Rutherford stuns Bashorov with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Rutherford misses with a hook.
Rutherford fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bashorov manages to avoid it.
Bashorov lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rutherford.
Bashorov throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Rutherford fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Bashorov.
Bashorov throws a jab when Rutherford was well out of range.

Bashorov shoots in and gets a takedown into Rutherford's guard.
Bashorov trying to control the position from guard on top but Rutherford is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Rutherford is trying to keep Bashorov in close.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Rutherford keeps moving.
Rutherford pulls Bashorov in close to his closed guard and prevents Bashorov from doing any damage or advancing position.
Rutherford trying to keep a closed guard but Bashorov is proving a slippery customer.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov throwing strikes from guard but Rutherford blocks nicely.
Rutherford not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Bashorov 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 referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Bashorov is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Rutherford can do to turn this around?
Rutherford slips under a jab from Bashorov.
Rutherford misses with a hook
and Bashorov connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Bashorov looks to score with a jab to the body but Rutherford is just out of range.
Bashorov misses the shot to the body.
Rutherford is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
Rutherford slips a straight right by Bashorov.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Bashorov throws a hook but Rutherford blocks it.
Bashorov scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
A telegraphed right hand from Bashorov misses the target.
Rutherford moves into range and connects with a jab.
Bashorov misses with a wild body shot.
Bashorov tries to score a power double leg takedown but Rutherford sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Bashorov somewhat.
Bashorov throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Good exchange - Bashorov coming out on top.
Rutherford throws a hook to the side of Bashorov's head but Bashorov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Bashorov connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Bashorov misses with a straight left.
Rutherford takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Rutherford throws a left and a right that both miss
and Bashorov counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Bashorov drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.
Rutherford with a nice cross.
Bashorov misses with a series of wild punches.
Rutherford feints and then cracks Bashorov's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Bashorov down.
Rutherford cracks Bashorov with an open hand slap.
Bashorov lands a nice looking body shot.
Rutherford drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Bashorov staying out of range there.
Bashorov swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Rutherford counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Rutherford lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Bashorov is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Rutherford thows a leg kick but Bashorov checks it

and Bashorov counters with a single leg into guard. Rutherford didn't expect that.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but Karim Bashorov did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
That's time! Back to the action!



Bashorov shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Bashorov showed some decent athleticism there.
Rutherford is not content to let Bashorov control the position.
Bashorov tries to pass the half guard into mount. Rutherford knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Bashorov wants to lay and pray for a moment but Rutherford keeps working.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford trying to control here but he's found himself mounted! Oh no!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
The referee warns Rutherford that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Bashorov is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Rutherford can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
Bashorov landing shots from mount.
Bashorov with a couple of short strikes.
Rutherford manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Rutherford 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.
Bashorov is controlling the pace.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford keeping control of the position.
Bashorov stalling away here and it's allowed Rutherford to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Bashorov is in close to Rutherford's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Bashorov throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov distracts Rutherford with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Rutherford throws a couple of weedy looking strikes off his back.
Bashorov postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Bashorov cracks Rutherford with a solid left hand.
Rutherford trying to keep a closed guard but Bashorov is proving a slippery customer.
Bashorov postures up in Rutherford's guard and throws a big left but Rutherford blocks it.
Bashorov working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Rutherford's head.
Rutherford seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Bashorov is stalling in the full guard.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.

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

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Bashorov, as that shot connected.
Bashorov misses with a straight right.
Rutherford looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Rutherford looks for the body kick but Bashorov saw that one coming.
Bashorov misses with a straight right.
Rutherford scores with a jab. Bashorov acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Rutherford pivots, looking for a leg kick but Bashorov is out of range and Rutherford settles back down.
A little feinted left hand from Bashorov on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Rutherford throws a right and a left that both miss.
Rutherford throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
A swing and a miss from Rutherford.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov had his way with Steven Rutherford in that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Rutherford closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Steven Rutherford has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Bashorov takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
A low kick from Rutherford is predictable there
and Bashorov counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford drops his hands momentarily and Bashorov takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.
Bashorov attempts a counter takedown but Rutherford avoids it well and moves away.
Rutherford moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Rutherford gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Bashorov.
Bashorov scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Rutherford throws a hook but Bashorov blocks it.
Bashorov was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Rutherford 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 Bashorov has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Bashorov and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Rutherford swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Bashorov is looking for a counter combo.
Rutherford with a jab.
Rutherford throws a jab but it's blocked by Bashorov.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Good shot there by Bashorov.
Bashorov scores with a body shot.
Rutherford misses with a straight right.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rutherford was well out of range. Poor timing from Bashorov.
Bashorov scores with a nice right hand.
Rutherford takes one to the side of the head.
Bashorov lands a nice shot that snaps Rutherford's head back.
Bashorov misses the jab.
Rutherford has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Bashorov finds it's way round the side to connect with Rutherford's head.
A jab from Bashorov misses.
Rutherford follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Bashorov fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Rutherford on the side of the head.
Rutherford has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Bashorov finds it's way round the side to connect with Rutherford's head.
Rutherford lets loose with a powerful body kick. Bashorov will feel that in the morning.
Rutherford dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Bashorov moves out of range as Rutherford strikes.
Rutherford tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Bashorov is able to avoid easily.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A shot to the body from Rutherford misses

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Karim Bashorov overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Rutherford is trying to control the position but Bashorov postures up.
Bashorov is in close to Rutherford's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Rutherford working a defensive guard here.
Bashorov distracts Rutherford with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Bashorov content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Rutherford is adopting a defensive guard.
Bashorov postures up and lands a big shot to Rutherford's brow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford keeping moving, preventing Bashorov from controlling successfully.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Rutherford trying to keep a closed guard but Bashorov is proving a slippery customer.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Rutherford has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
A swing and a miss from Rutherford.
Rutherford moves away from the strike by Bashorov.
Rutherford misses with a kick to the body.
Bashorov blocks the body kick.
Bashorov is looking to counter punch.
Bashorov uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
Rutherford keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Bashorov.
Karim Bashorov is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov misses with a right hand
enabling Rutherford to counter with a crisp jab.
Bashorov rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Rutherford counters with a left to the body.

Bashorov looking to score a takedown here. Rutherford is defending well but Bashorov drives through and ends up in Rutherford's guard.
Rutherford wants to get back to his feet but he's too absorbed in his own little project and Bashorov manages to pass to side control.

Rutherford has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Bashorov is working away from the top position though.
Bashorov is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Bashorov lands with a punch from half guard.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Rutherford actively working from the bottom here.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 50:45
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 50:45
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Karim Bashorov!

A very excited looking Karim Bashorov made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
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Event: EVO 185 Olympics Semi Finals     
Date:   Dec 16, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Jason Sturd Jr and Steven Rutherford. Sturd Jr comes to the cage accompanied by Waka Flocka Flame - 50K (Neon Dreams Remix). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

181 cm
29
191 lbs
18 - 4 - 0
183 cm
29
186 lbs
23 - 4 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Perkele!
Bullet Proof System

Reaper Combatwear
KAISER



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 4 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 23 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, Daniel Bishop and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rutherford moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.

It looks like Jason Sturd Jr has been cut.
Sturd Jr uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Rutherford fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Sturd Jr checks it well.
Rutherford throws a low kick but it's checked well by Sturd Jr.
Rutherford's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Sturd Jr connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Rutherford scrambles back to his feet.
Rutherford keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rutherford wants to counter the offense by Sturd Jr and move into the clinch position.
The fighters circling - Rutherford throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Rutherford tries to close the distance and clinch up but Sturd Jr swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Rutherford feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Sturd Jr's calf.
Sturd Jr throws a big shot that misses.
Sturd Jr throws a right hand that misses
and Rutherford counters with a straight right hand.
Sturd Jr moves away from the strike by Rutherford.
Rutherford wants to clinch.
Rutherford throws out a loose jab but Sturd Jr uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford throws a leg kick
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Sturd Jr.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford tries to work over Sturd Jr's front leg with a kick but Sturd Jr checks it.
Rutherford slips under a jab from Sturd Jr.
Rutherford avoids the head kick by Sturd Jr.
Sturd Jr throws a hook to the side of Rutherford's head but Rutherford sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Sturd Jr scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Rutherford bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Rutherford has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Sturd Jr.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Sturd Jr.
Jab, jab by Rutherford - just one landing.
Sturd Jr throws a right hand that Rutherford ducks under and follows up with a left that Rutherford also avoids with ease.
Sturd Jr looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Rutherford shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Sturd Jr eats them both and turns towards Rutherford to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Rutherford fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
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. Rutherford sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rutherford tries to counter with a clinch but Sturd Jr shakes him off and moves away.
Sturd Jr swings widly with a right hand
and Rutherford counters with a nice low kick that buckles Sturd Jr's knee momentarily.
Rutherford throws a head kick that misses.
Rutherford throws a half hearted mid kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sturd Jr avoids the body shot from Rutherford.
Sturd Jr scores with a head kick. Rutherford tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Rutherford throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Sturd Jr takes one on the button.
Rutherford lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Rutherford takes a swing at Sturd Jr's ribcage but misses.
Rutherford lands a nice hook to Sturd Jr's body. Sturd Jr takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Sturd Jr scores with a hook.
Rutherford connects with a solid leg kick.
Jab by Sturd Jr.
Sturd Jr works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
A slapping leg kick lands for Rutherford.
Sturd Jr checks a low kick from Rutherford.
Sturd Jr pivots, looking for a leg kick but Rutherford is out of range and Sturd Jr settles back down.
Sturd Jr scores with a leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sturd Jr with a nice cross.
Sturd Jr throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.

Sturd Jr shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Rutherford manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Sturd Jr trying to control the position from guard on top but Rutherford is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Sturd Jr prevents Rutherford from getting back to his feet.
Rutherford keeping moving, preventing Sturd Jr from controlling successfully.
Rutherford seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Sturd Jr controls the pace of the fight for a moment.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sturd Jr throwing strikes but missing.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Rutherford looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Sturd Jr looks to land a body kick but Rutherford moved away.
Sturd Jr looking to land some kicks to the body here.

Rutherford has taken the fight to the clinch.
Sturd Jr blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Sturd Jr blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
Sturd Jr looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Sturd Jr looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Sturd Jr misses with the head strike.
Sturd Jr blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Steven Rutherford will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Jason Sturd Jr's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Sturd Jr checks a leg kick.
Sturd Jr looks to land a body kick but Rutherford moved away.
Rutherford waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Sturd Jr.
Rutherford is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Sturd Jr.
Rutherford cracks Sturd Jr with a right hand to the side of the head.
Sturd Jr moves away from the strike by Rutherford.
Rutherford takes one on the button.
Sturd Jr moves out of range as Rutherford strikes.
Sturd Jr takes a swing at Rutherford's ribcage but misses.
Rutherford lands with a thumping leg kick.
Sturd Jr throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A jab from Rutherford misses.
Rutherford throws a nice outside leg kick.
Sturd Jr throws a series of punches but Rutherford avoids them all with ease.
Rutherford tries to counter by closing the distance.
Sturd Jr misses with an uppercut
and Rutherford counters with a stiff right hand.
Sturd Jr chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rutherford can pounce on him.
Sturd Jr is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a wild combination.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rutherford. Sturd Jr does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rutherford gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Sturd Jr cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.
Rutherford bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Sturd Jr throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sturd Jr throws a leg kick which misses Rutherford's front leg but catches the back leg as Rutherford tries to avoid it.
Sturd Jr will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Rutherford slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.

Jason Sturd Jr's cut is getting worse.
A solid leg kick lands there for Sturd Jr.
Steven Rutherford is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rutherford throws a nice inside leg kick.
Sturd Jr just misses with a punch to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford fails with an attempt to clinch.
Sturd Jr throws a hook but Rutherford blocks it.
Rutherford throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Sturd Jr swinging wildly here.
Rutherford wants to counter with a clinch but Sturd Jr pushes him away.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Sturd Jr crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Rutherford - the referee stops the clock and Sturd Jr gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Rutherford. Sturd Jr manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Sturd Jr dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rutherford. That did some damage!
Rutherford stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
A lazy body kick from Rutherford
and Sturd Jr counters with a straight right hand.
Rutherford works the jab nicely.
Sturd Jr fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Rutherford has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Sturd Jr missing with a left hand there. Rutherford was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Rutherford throws out a counter right but Sturd Jr avoids it with no problem.
Sturd Jr dives in for a single leg takedown but Rutherford sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Rutherford throws a solid leg kick but Sturd Jr takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Rutherford.
A combination from Sturd Jr does no damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A nice leg kick lands there from Rutherford.
Rutherford turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Sturd Jr connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Rutherford throws a half hearted mid kick.
Sturd Jr shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Nice cross by Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a body shot.
A slow jab from Sturd Jr misses its intended target.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a low kick but Sturd Jr avoids it.
Steven Rutherford seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Sturd Jr tries to bum rush Rutherford with a series of wild strikes but Rutherford uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Sturd Jr throws a leg kick
and Rutherford counters with a thumping low kick.
A nice inside leg kick there by Rutherford. That's going to slow Sturd Jr down.
Sturd Jr blocks a leg kick.
Rutherford has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
A shot to the liver by Rutherford. Beautiful body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sturd Jr swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Rutherford looks for the body kick but Sturd Jr saw that one coming.
Sturd Jr fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Rutherford checks it well.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Rutherford connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Sturd Jr uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rutherford.
Rutherford fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Sturd Jr throws an off balance right hand
letting Rutherford counter with a right hand.
A cross from Rutherford lands.

Jason Sturd Jr's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
Sturd Jr thows a left - swing and a miss!
Rutherford on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Sturd Jr throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sturd Jr avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Good leg kick by Rutherford there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Steven Rutherford showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Jason Sturd Jr's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Sturd Jr.
A good leg kick by Sturd Jr.
Sturd Jr throws a head kick that misses.
Sturd Jr swings for the body but Rutherford moves out of range.
Rutherford slips under a jab.
Sturd Jr lands a head kick. Rutherford smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Rutherford fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
A nice inside leg kick there by Rutherford. That's going to slow Sturd Jr down.
A good leg kick by Rutherford.
Rutherford connects with a leg kick. Sturd Jr looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Rutherford takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Sturd Jr throws a lazy body kick
and Rutherford makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Rutherford checks a leg kick.
Sturd Jr 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.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rutherford throws a leg kick that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sturd Jr moves away.
Sturd Jr lands with a right hand.
Rutherford on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
A slapping body kick lands there for Rutherford.
Rutherford takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Rutherford moves out of range of the strikes.
Sturd Jr walks into a left hand.
Sturd Jr attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.
That kick from Rutherford tenderised Sturd Jr's leg. Sturd Jr is trying to keep his angry face on.
Sturd Jr takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

Rutherford closes the distance and pushes Sturd Jr back into the cage.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Sturd Jr.
Sturd Jr blocking some punches.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Sturd Jr.
Sturd Jr prevents a body shot from Rutherford.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.

Sturd Jr's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Sturd Jr misses with a looping left.
Sturd Jr throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Rutherford's waist but Rutherford gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Sturd Jr off to one side.
A slapping leg kick lands for Sturd Jr.
Sturd Jr throws a body punch but Rutherford moves out of range.
Rutherford moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Sturd Jr doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Sturd Jr throws a right hand that Rutherford ducks under and follows up with a left that Rutherford also avoids with ease.
Rutherford connects with the punch.
Rutherford buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Sturd Jr moves out of range as Rutherford throws a body kick.
Sturd Jr looks to throw the jab but Rutherford is out of range.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.

Rutherford has closed the distance and engaged Sturd Jr in a clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sturd Jr swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Sturd Jr uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sturd Jr takes a shot to the head.
Rutherford pushes Sturd Jr back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Sturd Jr wants to break free but Rutherford has control.
Sturd Jr lands with a short shot to the head.
Sturd Jr lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Sturd Jr blocks it.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Sturd Jr.
Sturd Jr misses with the head strike.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Sturd Jr lands a hook to the side of the head.
Sturd Jr's legs have taken a beating and he's really slowing down as a result.
Sturd Jr lands a hook that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
Sturd Jr swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch on the inside from Sturd Jr fails to land.
Rutherford working aggressively here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Rutherford.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rutherford pushes Sturd Jr back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Sturd Jr backwards.
Sturd Jr's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A right hand to the body from Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Sturd Jr.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford misses with the head strike.
Rutherford tries to work over Sturd Jr's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Sturd Jr avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Rutherford lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Rutherford has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rutherford scores with a hook to the body.
Sturd Jr blocks an uppercut.
A nice right hand lands inside from Rutherford.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Steven Rutherford really dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Jason Sturd Jr's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Sturd Jr takes a swing at Rutherford's ribcage but misses.
Sturd Jr misses the shot to the body.
Rutherford doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Sturd Jr on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Rutherford. Rutherford obviously looking to wear him down.
Rutherford leaves Sturd Jr with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Sturd Jr looks to land a body kick but Rutherford moved away.
Rutherford only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Rutherford turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Sturd Jr thumps Rutherford with a low kick.
Sturd Jr catches Rutherford with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Rutherford misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Sturd Jr.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The crowd cheers as Rutherford lands an impressive looking overhand right. Sturd Jr doesn't seem phased though.
Rutherford thows a body kick. Sturd Jr tries to catch it but that hurt him.

Rutherford moves into the clinch successfully.
A head punch on the inside from Sturd Jr fails to land.
Sturd Jr swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sturd Jr swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford digs a right hand underneath Sturd Jr's ribcage. Sturd Jr let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Sturd Jr working aggressively here.
Sturd Jr blocking some punches.
Sturd Jr swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rutherford blocks an uppercut.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Sturd Jr.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
A short uppercut from Rutherford.
Sturd Jr tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Sturd Jr blocks it.
Rutherford scores with a shot to the side of Sturd Jr's head.
Rutherford lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Rutherford scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Rutherford misses with a punch to the body.
Sturd Jr blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford lands on the inside with an uppercut.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Sturd Jr uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sturd Jr blocking some punches.
Rutherford pushes Sturd Jr back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.

Sturd Jr escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Good work by Rutherford as he checks the leg kick.

Rutherford clinches with his opponent.
Rutherford lands a hook that snaps the head of Sturd Jr backwards.

Jeez, Jason Sturd Jr's cut is really nasty now. The referee must be thinking about getting that checked.
Rutherford's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A nice left hand lands by Rutherford.
Rutherford scores with a shoulder strike.

Sturd Jr is rocked!
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Oh Sturd Jr is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Sturd Jr uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford works on Sturd Jr's body with a couple of short punches.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Rutherford keeps control of Sturd Jr as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Rutherford throws a big uppercut that drops Sturd Jr! More strikes from Rutherford and the referee jumps in to stop the fight! Sturd Jr lies dazed against the cage as Rutherford celebrates with his cornermen!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:58 of round 4, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Steven Rutherford!
Our winner, Steven Rutherford, 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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RATING
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Event: EVO Olympics Rd 1     
Date:   Nov 30, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Arunas Samusiovas and Steven Rutherford. On his way into the cage it seems that Arunas Samusiovas has been attacked by a crazed fan! It looks like it might have been the just bleed guy! Luckily Arunas Samusiovas seems to be OK! I thought that lunatic was in prison!?

187 cm
31
194 lbs
27 - 7 - 1
183 cm
29
186 lbs
22 - 4 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Bullet Proof System
KAISER

Reaper Combatwear
KAISER



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Arunas Samusiovas!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Frank Antenori and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rutherford lands a front kick.
Rutherford finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Rutherford takes a jab right on the kisser.
Rutherford misses with a looping left.
Samusiovas has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Gym Beam in the buildup to the fight.
Samusiovas lands with a shot to the body.
A solid body kick from Samusiovas.
Samusiovas throws a shot to the body.
Arunas Samusiovas seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A head kick misses from Samusiovas.
Rutherford moves away from the strike by Samusiovas.
Samusiovas throws a lazy right hand but Rutherford sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Samusiovas walks into a straight right hand from Rutherford.
Samusiovas stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Rutherford.
Rutherford throws out a loose jab but Samusiovas uses good head movement to avoid it.
Samusiovas throws a big counter combination but Rutherford scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Samusiovas swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Samusiovas moves out of range of the strikes.
Rutherford cracks Samusiovas with a right hand to the side of the head.
Samusiovas throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Both fighters circling a little - Rutherford finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Samusiovas pivots, looking for a leg kick but Rutherford is out of range and Samusiovas settles back down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Samusiovas tried to score with a low kick but Rutherford checks it.
Rutherford throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rutherford misses the jab.

Rutherford moves into range and clinches up with Samusiovas.
Samusiovas lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Rutherford.
Rutherford blocks an elbow strike from Samusiovas.
Samusiovas misses with a short punch on the inside.
Samusiovas lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Rutherford keeps control of Samusiovas as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Rutherford lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Samusiovas lands a body punch in the clinch.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Samusiovas lands a nice shot to the body.
Rutherford avoiding damage as Samusiovas throws knees to the body.
Rutherford lands a body shot.
Rutherford tries to work over Samusiovas's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
Samusiovas misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rutherford lands an uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Samusiovas.
Rutherford has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Samusiovas seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Rutherford can turn it around.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Samusiovas.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Samusiovas lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Good body shot from Samusiovas.
Samusiovas blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Samusiovas tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Samusiovas lands a nice shot to the body.
Rutherford takes an elbow to the forehead.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Samusiovas.
Rutherford lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Samusiovas controls his hands.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Samusiovas blocks an uppercut.
Samusiovas stalling.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Samusiovas pushes Rutherford back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford tries to work over Samusiovas's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Samusiovas manages to break the clinch.
Rutherford tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Rutherford wants to clinch up but Samusiovas keeps it at a distance.
Rutherford takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Rutherford 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.
Samusiovas tried to counter with a leg kick but Rutherford avoided it.
Rutherford takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Samusiovas throws a big shot that misses.
Samusiovas throws a leg kick which misses Rutherford's front leg but catches the back leg as Rutherford tries to avoid it.
A lazy body kick from Rutherford
and Rutherford takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Samusiovas swings for the body but Rutherford moves out of range.
And Rutherford responds with a good body kick, but Samusiovas manages to step out the way in time.
Samusiovas pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Rutherford lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rutherford lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.

It looks like Arunas Samusiovas has been cut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Samusiovas lands a head shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Samusiovas bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rutherford lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Rutherford scores with a nice right hand.
Samusiovas looks to score with a jab to the body but Rutherford is just out of range.
Rutherford just misses with a punch to the body.
Samusiovas throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Samusiovas getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Rutherford fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Samusiovas is out of range.
Rutherford fails with an attempt to clinch.
Rutherford explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Samusiovas ducks right into an uppercut from Rutherford.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rutherford pushes Samusiovas back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Samusiovas.
A hook to the body from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Steven Rutherford will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Arunas Samusiovas's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Rutherford takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Rutherford lands a jab to Samusiovas's midsection.
Steven Rutherford seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Samusiovas will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Samusiovas blocks the body kick.
A little feinted left hand from Samusiovas on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Samusiovas throws a poor cross that misses
enabling Rutherford to counter with a crisp jab.
Rutherford keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Rutherford connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Samusiovas's hands.
Samusiovas pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Rutherford lands with a shot to the body.
Samusiovas takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Rutherford misses with a lunging right hand
and Samusiovas counters with a nice body kick.
Samusiovas misses with a double jab
enabling Rutherford to counter with a crisp jab.
Samusiovas lands a front kick.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Rutherford in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rutherford stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Samusiovas.
Samusiovas on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford scores with the left hand. Samusiovas knows he should have avoided that one.

Samusiovas is rocked!
Samusiovas throws a low kick but it's checked well by Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a jab to Samusiovas's midsection.
A head kick by Rutherford misses
and Rutherford takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Rutherford avoids the body shot from Samusiovas.
Jab by Rutherford.
Rutherford paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Oh Samusiovas is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Samusiovas moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Samusiovas seems to have got his legs back now.
Samusiovas takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Rutherford is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Samusiovas misses with a wild body shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Samusiovas throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Samusiovas bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Rutherford is looking to clinch.
Samusiovas appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Samusiovas lands a jab to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Samusiovas on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Rutherford swings for the body but Samusiovas moves out of range.
Rutherford will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Samusiovas throws a wild body kick that Rutherford sees coming a mile off.
Samusiovas slips under a jab from Rutherford.
A little feinted left hand from Samusiovas on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Rutherford defending well as Samusiovas loads up on a big left hand.
Samusiovas moves away from the strike by Rutherford.
Samusiovas quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
No joy there for Rutherford, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Samusiovas.
Rutherford swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.
An inside leg kick lands from Rutherford.
Samusiovas waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rutherford.
Samusiovas shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Rutherford staying out of range there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Samusiovas slips under a jab.
Rutherford stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Samusiovas.
Rutherford takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Rutherford throws a push kick but Samusiovas slaps the foot to one side.
Rutherford misses with a straight left.
Rutherford tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Samusiovas misses with a head kick.
Samusiovas with a jab.
Rutherford tries to clinch but Samusiovas moves out of range.
Samusiovas ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rutherford moves away.
Samusiovas looks to land a right hand but Rutherford moved out of range.
It seemed like Rutherford was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Rutherford throws a hook to the side of Samusiovas's head but Samusiovas sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Rutherford takes one on the chin but seems OK.

Rutherford pushes Samusiovas up against the cage in a clinch.
Rutherford lands a left hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford lands a right hand.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Rutherford lands a shoulder strike.

Arunas Samusiovas's cut is getting worse.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Samusiovas lands a right hand that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
Samusiovas struggles to land a body shot inside as Rutherford controls his hands.
Samusiovas is looking to break free of the clinch but Rutherford has double underhooks.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Samusiovas avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Samusiovas lands a right hand that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Samusiovas.
Samusiovas digs a right hand into Rutherford's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Rutherford's gas tank.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Samusiovas is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.

Samusiovas breaks from the clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Samusiovas uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
Samusiovas throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Steven Rutherford will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Arunas Samusiovas's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Rutherford blocks a leg kick.
Samusiovas looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Samusiovas on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
A lazy left from Samusiovas finds it's target.
Rutherford fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
A leg kick checked by Rutherford.
Samusiovas throws a leg kick that misses.
Rutherford flicks out a counter leg kick but Samusiovas steps away.
Some bone on bone action there as Rutherford checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Samusiovas stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Rutherford.
Samusiovas smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Samusiovas throws a hook but Rutherford avoids it easily.
Rutherford wants to counter with a clinch but Samusiovas pushes him away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford throws a jab but it's blocked by Samusiovas.
A looping hook to the body misses from Samusiovas. Rutherford does a little dance to reset his feet.
Samusiovas checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
A counter left hand to the body from Samusiovas misses its target.
Samusiovas throws a predictable looking body shot
and Rutherford counters with a nice uppercut.
Rutherford throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford lands a really nice looking cross but Samusiovas seems unphased.
Rutherford tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Samusiovas is able to avoid easily.
Samusiovas lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Samusiovas lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Rutherford just misses with a punch to the body.
Samusiovas connects with a body shot.
Rutherford blocks the body kick.
A jab from Samusiovas misses.
Rutherford scores with a leg kick.
Samusiovas digs a good body shot into Rutherford's ribs.
Rutherford tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Samusiovas manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Samusiovas slips under a jab.
Rutherford fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Samusiovas.
Samusiovas connects with a nice looking jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rutherford is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Samusiovas jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A low kick from Samusiovas is predictable there
enabling Rutherford to counter with a crisp jab.
Samusiovas keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Samusiovas takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Rutherford throws a nice looking combination but Samusiovas bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Rutherford misses with a hook.
Rutherford swings for the body but Samusiovas moves out of range.
Rutherford takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Nice body kick from Rutherford.
Rutherford moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Rutherford checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Samusiovas slips under a jab from Rutherford.
Samusiovas throws a leg kick but Rutherford moved away.
Rutherford keeps Samusiovas at a distance using the push kick.
Samusiovas throws out a leg kick but Rutherford moves out of range and Samusiovas only half commits.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford looks to land a left hand but Samusiovas moved out of range nicely.
Samusiovas looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Rutherford fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Rutherford throws a low kick, looking for Samusiovas's leg but Samusiovas calmly moves out of range.
A shot to the liver by Rutherford. Beautiful body shot.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut. Samusiovas saw that one coming.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the head.
Samusiovas blocks a jab.
Rutherford takes one on the button.
A lazy left from Samusiovas finds it's target.
Rutherford displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Samusiovas throws out the jab.
A nice inside leg kick there by Samusiovas. That's going to slow Rutherford down.
Samusiovas connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Samusiovas with a hook.
Samusiovas fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
Rutherford misses with a leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.
A clash of legs there as Samusiovas blocks the low kick.
Nice straight punches there by Samusiovas. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Samusiovas.
Both fighters circling a little - Rutherford finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Samusiovas looks to land a body kick but Rutherford moved away.
Rutherford is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Rutherford swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Samusiovas tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Rutherford thumps Samusiovas with a low kick.
Rutherford scores with a kick to the midsection.

Rutherford takes the fight into the clinch.
Rutherford prevents Samusiovas from breaking the clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Rutherford.
Samusiovas throws a punch but it's blocked by Rutherford.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Samusiovas.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Samusiovas tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Rutherford is able to avoid easily.
Rutherford looks to land a body kick but Samusiovas moved away.
Samusiovas lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
A telegraphed right hand from Rutherford misses the target.
Samusiovas throws a quick counter head kick but Rutherford was just out of range.
Samusiovas throws the kick towards the body but Rutherford avoids it.
Nice defenses there by Samusiovas.
Samusiovas cracks Rutherford with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Samusiovas will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Rutherford misses with a straight right.
Rutherford tried to score with a low kick but Samusiovas checks it.
Samusiovas goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford moves out of range of the body kick.
Rutherford moves out of range as Samusiovas strikes.
Rutherford takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Rutherford throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rutherford misses the jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Rutherford misses the target.
Samusiovas lands a nice looking kick to the body. Rutherford takes a step back to recover.
Rutherford attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Samusiovas misses with a kick to the body.
Rutherford scores with a nice strike.
Samusiovas fakes the leg kick and cracks Rutherford in the body.
Rutherford slips under a jab.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Samusiovas.
Samusiovas scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Samusiovas fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Rutherford on the side of the head.
Samusiovas jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Samusiovas steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Rutherford. That one must have hurt.
Nice defenses there by Rutherford.
Samusiovas takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Rutherford misses with a hook
and Samusiovas counters with an outside leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Samusiovas defending well as Rutherford loads up on a big left hand.
As Rutherford backs away, Samusiovas returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Rutherford's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Rutherford throws a push kick but Samusiovas slaps the foot to one side.
Samusiovas looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Samusiovas defending well as Rutherford loads up on a big left hand.
Rutherford swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Samusiovas throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rutherford wants to counter with a clinch but Samusiovas pushes him away.
Samusiovas scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Samusiovas tried to score with a low kick but Rutherford checks it.
Rutherford throws a hook but Samusiovas blocks it.
Samusiovas misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Rutherford turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Samusiovas chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rutherford can pounce on him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford connects with a leg kick. Samusiovas looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Rutherford checks a leg kick nicely.
Samusiovas lands a body shot.
Samusiovas misses with a body kick.
Rutherford avoids a kick to the body.
Rutherford shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Samusiovas has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Samusiovas there as he acknowledges the shot.
Rutherford cracks Samusiovas with a right hand to the side of the head.
Rutherford looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Rutherford throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rutherford lands with a nice body punch.
Nice body kick there by Samusiovas.
Samusiovas takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Samusiovas throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nice cross by Samusiovas.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rutherford has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Samusiovas.
Samusiovas misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
It seemed like Rutherford was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Rutherford tests Samusiovas's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Rutherford throws a wild body kick that Samusiovas sees coming a mile off.
Rutherford pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Samusiovas back to the cage. Rutherford follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Samusiovas looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a sloppy head kick and Samusiovas moves out of range easily.
Samusiovas throws an overhand right that lands on Rutherford's shoulder, as Rutherford tries to avoid the shot.
A big left from Samusiovas misses.
Rutherford tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Samusiovas was well out of range. Poor timing from Rutherford.
Samusiovas buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Rutherford on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Samusiovas chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rutherford can pounce on him.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Steven Rutherford will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Arunas Samusiovas's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. This is the final round!


Rutherford throws a body kick that misses.
Rutherford 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.
Samusiovas swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Samusiovas moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
A jab from Rutherford misses.
Samusiovas moves out of range of the strikes.
Rutherford on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Samusiovas throws a half hearted mid kick.
Rutherford throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Samusiovas on the side of the head.
Samusiovas avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Samusiovas is looking to score with low kicks.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Samusiovas buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Samusiovas moves out of range of the leg kick from Rutherford.
Samusiovas misses with a leg kick
and Rutherford counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Samusiovas ducks under a wild hook from Rutherford.
Samusiovas pivots, looking for a leg kick but Rutherford is out of range and Samusiovas settles back down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford connects with a leg kick. Samusiovas looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Rutherford blocks the body kick.
Rutherford swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Rutherford, as that shot connected.
Samusiovas with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Rutherford to score with a decent uppercut.
Samusiovas throws a body punch but Rutherford moves out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Rutherford! But no joy.
Samusiovas looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Rutherford tries to land a front kick but Samusiovas steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
A nice leg kick lands there from Samusiovas.
Good shot there by Rutherford.
Rutherford's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Rutherford duly obliges.
Samusiovas is looking to slow Rutherford down with leg kicks.
Rutherford checks a leg kick.
Rutherford is looking to clinch.
Samusiovas thinks about countering with a body kick.
Nice uppercut lands for Samusiovas. That snapped Rutherford's head back.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Samusiovas throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Arunas Samusiovas has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford scoring well with a low kick there.
A lazy left from Rutherford finds it's target.
Rutherford throws a good cross that connects.
Rutherford tries to clinch up.
Samusiovas throws a leg kick that is checked
and Rutherford counters with a nice uppercut.
Rutherford misses with a wild combination.
Samusiovas fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Rutherford.
Rutherford drops a shoulder and throws an uppercut that cracks Samusiovas right on the button. Samusiovas goes down! Rutherford follows him to the mat and finishes the job with more strikes! Rutherford gets the win via TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:47 of round 5, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Steven Rutherford!
A relieved looking Steven Rutherford thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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Event: Syn 482 - Panda vs Fortunado     
Date:   Nov 06, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Steven Rutherford and Omar Little. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

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186 lbs
22 - 3 - 1
185 cm
27
192 lbs
19 - 8 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
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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, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of London, Omar Little!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Frank Antenori and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Little is looking to chop away at Rutherford's legs.
Rutherford thows a left - swing and a miss!
Rutherford takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Rutherford throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rutherford moves out of range as Little strikes.
Little connects with an inside leg kick.
Rutherford throws a jab but it's blocked by Little.
Rutherford pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Rutherford takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
We've been told by Rutherford's head coaches at The Charles Martel School of Greatness that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Little tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford lands with an overhand left.
Little throws a half hearted mid kick.
Rutherford feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Littles jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
A jab from Little does it's job there.
Little misses with a hook.
Rutherford tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Little manages to circle out of the way.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Little defending well as Rutherford loads up on a big left hand.
Little throws a hook but Rutherford avoids it easily.
Little uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a leg kick

and Little counters by clinching up.
Little blocks an uppercut.
Little lands a shot to the body.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Little tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Little tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Little with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
A short left from Rutherford.
Rutherford's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Rutherford tries to work over Little's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Little throws a head punch that misses.
Rutherford lands with a light punch inside.
Rutherford gets through Little's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Little lands a body punch in the clinch.
Little prevents a body shot from Rutherford.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Little misses with a punch on the inside.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Little misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Little tries to throw a body punch but Rutherford avoids it by throwing Little back against the cage.
Little struggles to land a body shot inside as Rutherford controls his hands.
A left hand lands to the body for Rutherford.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Little's elbow.
Little using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Rutherford has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Little fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Little misses with a punch to the body.
Little has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Rutherford seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Little can turn it around.
Rutherford lands with a short shot to the head.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
Little landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Little.
A head punch on the inside from Little fails to land.
Rutherford lands a right hand that snaps the head of Little backwards.
Little lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Little blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Rutherford lands a left hand.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Little.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Little controls the action.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutherford blocks an uppercut.
Little tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rutherford scores with a shoulder strike.
Little blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Little controls his hands.

Little manages to break the clinch.
Omar Little seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Little moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Rutherford throws a chopping leg kick but Little manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Little looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Rutherford displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Little throws out the jab.
Rutherford throws a poor cross that misses
and Little counters with a straight right hand.
Little avoids a kick to the body.
Little was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Rutherford rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Little counters with a leg kick.
Rutherford throws a low kick but Little avoids it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Little circles away from the clinch attempt.
Rutherford swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Little fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Rutherford looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Little lands a leg kick that knocks Rutherford off balance momentarily.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford throws a nice looking combination but Little bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Little lands with a nice body punch.
Little throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Little misses the jab.
Little checks the leg kick.
Little fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Rutherford has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Little stuns Rutherford with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Nice body punch from Rutherford.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Omar Little will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Little on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Little misses with a low kick.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Little.
Nice body kick there by Little.
Rutherford takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Little waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rutherford.
Rutherford tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Little manages to circle out of the way.
Little throws an overhand right that lands on Rutherford's shoulder, as Rutherford tries to avoid the shot.
Little cracks Rutherford with an open hand slap.
Rutherford throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Little misses with a body kick.
Little connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Little steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Little ducks under a wild hook from Rutherford.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford throws a leg kick that is checked
and Little counters with a nice low kick that buckles Rutherford's knee momentarily.
Little thumps Rutherford with a low kick.
Rutherford throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Rutherford throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Little with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Little throws a low kick, looking for Rutherford's leg but Rutherford calmly moves out of range.
Little misses with a hook.
Little throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Little gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Rutherford.
Little connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut. Little saw that one coming.
Rutherford motions for Little to come forward. Rutherford throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Rutherford wants to clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Little throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rutherford sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rutherford throws a front kick aimed at Little's knee but Little avoids it well.
Little blocks a low kick nicely.
Little is looking to slow Rutherford down with leg kicks.
Little connects with a body shot that sends Rutherford's belly button to the back.
Little throws a poor cross that misses

and Rutherford counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Rutherford.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A head punch on the inside from Little fails to land.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
Little has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
Little lands with a left to the head.
Steven Rutherford has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
Little blocks a body shot from Rutherford.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Little unloads a knee to the mid-section. Rutherford lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Little working aggressively here.
Little lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Little blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Little tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Little lands a body punch.
Little tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Little lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Rutherford.
Little landing knees to the body.
Little lands a body shot.
Still in the clinch, Little scores with a nice short uppercut.
Little doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Little digs a right hand into Rutherford's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Rutherford's gas tank.
Little misses with a hook to the ribs.
Little lands a knee to the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Little.
Rutherford lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Little is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Rutherford is defending well for now.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rutherford lands with a short punch from the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Little throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Rutherfords head.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Rutherford tries to circle away but Little has him pinned against the cage.
Little throws a punch but it's blocked by Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Little.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Little's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Rutherford tries to clinch up
and Little counters with a nice leg kick.
Rutherford throws a right hand that misses
and Little cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Rutherford feints and then cracks Little's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Little down.
Little misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Little lands a nice shot to the body.
Little throws a leg kick but Rutherford sees it coming and moves out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rutherford tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Steven Rutherford has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Little throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Little turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Little scores with a nice strike.
That kick from Little tenderised Rutherford's leg. Rutherford is trying to keep his angry face on.
Little throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut.
Little throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Rutherford stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford misses with the body kick
and Little counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Rutherford misses with the body kick
and Little counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Little with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
That kick from Little tenderised Rutherford's leg. Rutherford is trying to keep his angry face on.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Little connects with an inside leg kick.
Decent striking displayed by Little there.
Little has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Little fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
Little lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Little cracks Rutherford with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Rutherford throws the left hand but Little avoids the punch easily.
Decent striking displayed by Little there.
Little lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rutherford's sensitive parts.
Little throws a leg kick but Rutherford sees it coming and moves out of range.
Little fakes the leg kick and cracks Rutherford in the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford lands with a thumping leg kick.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Little.
Little chopping away at his opponent's legs.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Little throws a head kick that misses.
Rutherford half committed to a counter leg kick.
Little thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Rutherford if he has to take too many more of those.
Little feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Rutherford's calf.
Little jabs at Rutherford's body.
A low kick from Rutherford misses
letting Little counter with a right hand.
Jab by Little.
Little scores with a decent looking hook.
Rutherford tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Little manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Rutherford misses with a body shot
and Rutherford takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice uppercut lands for Little. That snapped Rutherford's head back.
A low kick from Little misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Little connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Little with a jab.
Little stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Little cracks the inside of Rutherford's front leg.
Little connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Rutherford blocks a head kick by Little.
Little throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rutherford fires out a quick counter leg kick but Little just manages to avoid it.
Little throws a looping overhand right but Rutherford ducks down to avoid it.
Little throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Omar Little seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Little tries to score with a low kick but Rutherford moves his leg out of the way.
Little getting the better of the striking in that exchange.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Little tried to score with a low kick but Rutherford checks it.
Little scores with a hook.
Rutherford takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Rutherford connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Little tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rutherford was well out of range. Poor timing from Little.
Rutherford connects with a body shot that sends Little's belly button to the back.
Little scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Rutherford doesn't seem bothered though.
Omar Little is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Little thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Rutherford if he has to take too many more of those.
That kick from Little tenderised Rutherford's leg. Rutherford is trying to keep his angry face on.
Rutherford slips a straight right by Little.
Rutherford misses with a straight right.

And that's the end of the fight!
Omar Little comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Little 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 27:30
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Omar Little!

An out of breath Omar Little 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: Syn 478 - Rutherford vs Wein     
Date:   Oct 17, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Steven Rutherford and Wilder Wein. Wein is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Wilder Wein. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 6 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Wilder Wein!
The judges for this bout are Andrew Berry, Donald Grub and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wein keeps Rutherford at a distance using the push kick.
Wein throws a jab but it's blocked by Rutherford.
Wein moves out of range as Rutherford throws a body kick.
Wein jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rutherford tries to counter by clinching up but Wein breaks away and moves out of range.
Rutherford throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Wein.
Rutherford jabs Wein to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Rutherford avoids the body shot from Wein.
Rutherford walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Wein misses with a straight left.
Rutherford is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Rutherford connects with a jab.
Rutherford checks the leg kick nicely there.
Wein throws a body punch but Rutherford moves out of range.
A slapping leg kick lands for Wein.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wein misses the shot to the body.
Rutherford jabs Wein to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Wein avoids the body shot from Rutherford.

That's one minute gone in the round.
That kick from Wein tenderised Rutherford's leg. Rutherford is trying to keep his angry face on.
Wein scores with a leg kick.
Wein chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Rutherford misses the body punch
and Wein counters with a nice uppercut.
Rutherford misses with a hook. Wein ducked under it nicely.
Rutherford will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Rutherford looks to score with a jab to the body but Wein is just out of range.
A little jabbing left from Wein on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Wein throws a leg kick

and Rutherford counters by clinching up.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A nice right hand lands inside from Rutherford.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Wein.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Wein.
A short body shot lands from Rutherford as the two fighters clinch.
Wein misses with some punches.
Rutherford lands a hook to the side of the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A head punch on the inside from Wein fails to land.
Rutherford has Wein pressed against the cage, preventing Wein from circling away and getting back to striking at range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

Wein breaks the clinch.
An inside leg kick from Rutherford misses.
Wein lands a leg kick that knocks Rutherford off balance momentarily.

Rutherford forces Wein back against the cage and clinches.
Rutherford tries to work over Wein's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Wein lands a body punch.
Nice body punch from Wein - that landed with a thud.
Wein lands with a right to the head.
Wein softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Wein lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Rutherford.
Wein lands with a left to the head.
Wein throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Rutherfords head.
Rutherford lands with a light punch inside.
A right handed body shot lands from Wein.
Wein has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Rutherford seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Wein can turn it around.
Wein tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.

Wein breaks from the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Wein misses with an uppercut. Rutherford saw that one coming.
Wein scores with a decent looking hook.
Wein lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Rutherford throws an overhand right that lands on Wein's shoulder, as Wein tries to avoid the shot.
Wein just misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Rutherford is looking to wear down Wein with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Rutherford lands with a good body shot.
Wein throws an overhand right that lands on Rutherford's shoulder, as Rutherford tries to avoid the shot.
Wein avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
The fighters circling - Rutherford throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Wein swats away the attempt to clinch by Rutherford.
Wein scoring well with a low kick there.
A lazy left from Wein finds it's target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wein throws a push kick but Rutherford slaps the foot to one side.
Wein misses with an uppercut.
Rutherford swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Wein throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rutherford steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Wein. That one must have hurt.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Rutherford keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Wein buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Wein fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Rutherford looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Rutherford is looking to land body kicks.
Rutherford looks to land a body kick but Wein moved away.
Wein turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Wilder Wein seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rutherford uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Wein.
Rutherford throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rutherford with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Wein to score with a decent uppercut.
Wein lands with an uppercut that bounces Rutherford off the cage and back into range.
Rutherford keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Wein.
Rutherford throws a lazy uppercut
and Wein counters with a nice uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rutherford misses with a kick to the body.
Wein uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rutherford.
Wein scores with a shot to the body.
Wein throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rutherford sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rutherford thumps Wein with a low kick.
Rutherford takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Wein throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Rutherford takes a swing at Wein's ribcage but misses.
Wein connects with a nice looking jab.
Wein thuds his shin into the meat of Rutherford's side.
Wein connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Rutherford's hands.
Rutherford lands a body shot.
Good standup being displayed there by Rutherford as he connects with a hook.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rutherford tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Wein counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Rutherford drives through and clinches with Wein against the cage.

Wein breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Rutherford just misses with a punch to the body.
Wein lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rutherford's sensitive parts.

Rutherford rushes Wein and presses him up against the cage.
Rutherford keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Wein's efforts to push away.
Wein misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rutherford lands a nice shot to the body.
Rutherford lands a left hand that snaps the head of Wein backwards.
Rutherford scores with a nice hook to the head.
A short right from Wein.
Wein blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Wein has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Rutherford lands with a light punch inside.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Wein avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Wein in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Wein works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Wein has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
Wein swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Wein goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Wein swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Rutherford lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Wein blocking some punches.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Wein controls the action.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Wein.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Wein.
Rutherford scores with a hook to the body.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Wein blocks it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Wein.
Wein tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Wein.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Wein controls his hands.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
Wein tries to throw a body punch but Rutherford avoids it by throwing Wein back against the cage.
Wein throws a head punch that misses.
Rutherford lands a hook to the side of the head.
A left hand lands to the body for Wein.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Wein.
Wein is trying to break the clinch but Rutherford is controlling him.
Wein lands a body shot in the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Wein.
A hook to the body from Wein.
Wein lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
A short right from Wein.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Wein blocks it.
Rutherford lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Wein.
Wein misses with some punches.
Rutherford lands with a right to the head.
Wein tries to work over Rutherford's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Wein blocks it.

Wein manages to break the clinch.
Rutherford chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Wein can pounce on him.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Wein wants to slow Rutherford down by chopping away at his legs.
Wein throws a body shot but no joy.
Wein swats away the attempt to clinch by Rutherford.
Wein smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Rutherford throws a poor cross that misses
letting Wein counter with a right hand.
Wein checks a leg kick.
Wein follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Wein walks into a jab.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Wein, right into the meat.
Wein lands with a thumping leg kick.
Rutherford misses with a straight right.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Wein connects with a nice looking jab.
Wein ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rutherford moves away.
Rutherford connects with a good right hand that stumbles Wein. Wein circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Rutherford keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A little feinted left hand from Rutherford on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Rutherford lunges at Wein with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Wein's hand.
Wein throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nice cross by Rutherford.
Wein checks a low kick from Rutherford.
Wein swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Wein scores with a nice body kick.
A nice leg kick lands there from Wein.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wein slips under a jab.
Rutherford looks to land a combination but Wein avoids it well.
Wein looks to land a left hand but Rutherford moved out of range nicely.
Rutherford throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rutherford slips a jab from Wein.
Rutherford is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford wants to slow Wein down by chopping away at his legs.
A swing and a miss from Wein.
Rutherford's jab looks to have found its range, popping Wein under the eye.
Wein misses with a hook. Rutherford ducked under it nicely.
Rutherford scores with a nice strike.
Rutherford steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Wein.
Wein throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Rutherford.
A big left from Rutherford misses.
Wein lands a leg kick that knocks Rutherford off balance momentarily.

Rutherford rushes Wein and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.

Wein pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Rutherford lands with a thumping leg kick.
Wein takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Wein cracks Rutherford with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wein throws a lazy right hand but Rutherford sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wein looks to score with a jab to the body but Rutherford is just out of range.
Rutherford tries to close the distance and clinch but Wein swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Rutherford tries to clinch there but Wein circles away.
Wein misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Wein just misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford misses with a body shot.
Rutherford on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Wein. Wein obviously looking to wear him down.
Rutherford misses with the body kick
and Rutherford takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Wein throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Rutherford tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Wein manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Rutherford 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.
Wein lands a right hook to the body.
Wein scoring well with a low kick there.
Rutherford on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Wein misses the target.
Rutherford looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Wein fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Wein connects with a solid leg kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Rutherford misses the target.
Rutherford fails with an attempt to clinch.
Rutherford with a nice cross.
Rutherford walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Rutherford throws the left hand but Wein avoids the punch easily.
Wein thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Rutherford if he has to take too many more of those.
Rutherford connects with a right hand. Wein shakes it off.
A left lands for Wein.
Wein scores with a kick to the body.
Rutherford getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Rutherford will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
The fight stays on the outside here - Rutherford looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wein swings widly with a right hand
and Rutherford counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Wein defending well as Rutherford loads up on a big left hand.
Rutherford misses with a hook.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut.
Wein keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rutherford.
Rutherford has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Wein.
Wein throws a hook but Rutherford blocks it.
A little feinted left hand from Rutherford on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Rutherford fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Wein checks it well.
Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wein misses with a looping left.
Rutherford attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Wein feints a counter leg kick.
Wein scores with a jab to the head.
Wein fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
Wein pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Wilder Wein really dominated that round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rutherford dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Wein. That did some damage!
Wein takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Wilder Wein seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Rutherford tries to close the distance and clinch but Wein swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Some wild striking there from Wein.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Wein crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Rutherford - the referee stops the clock and Wein gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Rutherford. Wein manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Rutherford moves out of range as Wein throws a body kick.
Rutherford is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Wein.
Wein looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wein misses with a looping left.
Rutherford scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Wein doesn't seem bothered though.
Wein lands with a good body shot.
Rutherford on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Wein slips a straight right by Rutherford.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wein catches Rutherford with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Wein misses with a jab, cross combination.
Wein takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Rutherford 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.
Rutherford fails with an attempt to clinch.
Rutherford doesn't manage to clinch there - Wein circles away.
A little jabbing left from Wein on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Wein fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Rutherford sizes up Wein with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Wein keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Wein misses with a looping right.
Wein keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rutherford.
Wein jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Wein scores with a leg kick.
Wein's corner calls for a 1-2. Wein obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Rutherford throws a body kick that misses.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford tries to land a body kick
and Wein counters with a thumping low kick.
Wein throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Wein looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Wein lands with a nice body punch.
Rutherford throws an off balance right hand
and Wein counters with a nice leg kick.
Rutherford keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Rutherford is looking to counter punch.
Rutherford will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
A low kick from Rutherford misses
and Wein counters with a nice low kick that buckles Rutherford's knee momentarily.
A jab lands there for Wein.
Rutherford misses with a lunging right hand
and Rutherford takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Rutherford looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Wein fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Rutherford.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein misses with a looping right.
Rutherford tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Rutherford tries to clinch up.
Wein throws the kick towards the body but Rutherford avoids it.
Rutherford has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Wein.
Rutherford with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Wein to score with a decent uppercut.
Wein misses with a hook. Rutherford ducked under it nicely.
Rutherford misses with an attempted mid kick.
Rutherford throws a looping overhand right but Wein ducks down to avoid it.
Wein digs a good body shot into Rutherford's ribs.
Wein missing with a left hand there. Rutherford was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Nice defenses there by Rutherford.
Rutherford scores with a nice strike.
Wein misses with a looping left.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wein lands the left hand.
The fighters circling - Rutherford throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Rutherford stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Wein.
Wein punishes Rutherford's body with a nice straight punch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford misses the jab.
Rutherford fails in his attempt to clinch.
Rutherford tries to clinch there but Wein circles away.
Rutherford tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Wein paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Wein throws a nice inside leg kick.
Wein digs a good body shot into Rutherford's ribs.
Rutherford with a nice cross.
Wein walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Rutherford moves out of range of the body kick from Wein.
Wein digs a good body shot into Rutherford's ribs.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Wilder Wein dominated that fourth round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!


Wein misses with an uppercut. Rutherford saw that one coming.
Steven Rutherford has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Rutherford has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Wein.
Sloppy strikes from Rutherford. Those never looked like landing.
Rutherford slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Rutherford takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Wein throws a body punch but Rutherford moves out of range.
Rutherford steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Wein. That one must have hurt.
Wein displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rutherford throws out the jab.
Wein cracks Rutherford with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Rutherford changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford swings widly with a right hand
and Wein counters with an inside leg kick.
Rutherford lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Wein ducks under a wild hook from Rutherford.
A jab from Wein does it's job there.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Rutherford closes the distance and pushes Wein back into the cage.
Wein goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Wein stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.

Wein breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Wein misses with a wild body shot.
Wein looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Rutherford cracks the inside of Wein's front leg.
Wein finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Wein avoids the head kick by Rutherford.
Wein feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Rutherford's calf.
Rutherford takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Rutherford is looking to clinch.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Wein! But no joy.
Wein lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Rutherford lands with a thumping leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wein cracks the inside of Rutherford's front leg.
Rutherford thows a left - swing and a miss!
Good exchange - Wein coming out on top.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Wein lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rutherford's sensitive parts.
Rutherford tries to clinch but Wein is having none of it.
Nice shot lands for Rutherford.
Rutherford ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Wein moves away.
Wein connects with a solid leg kick.
Rutherford has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Wein.
Wein misses the shot to the body.
Wein fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
Wein swings for the body but Rutherford moves out of range.
Wein takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Rutherford throws a hook but Wein blocks it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rutherford. That did some damage!
Wein fakes the leg kick and cracks Rutherford in the body.
Wein digs a good body shot into Rutherford's ribs.
Wein defending well as Rutherford loads up on a big left hand.
Wein avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Rutherford moves to clinch but Wein breaks away
letting Wein counter with a right hand.
Rutherford goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Wein jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Wein connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Wein moves away from the strike by Rutherford.
Wein defending well as Rutherford loads up on a big left hand.
Wein bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Rutherford's head.
Rutherford throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Wilder Wein is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wein bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Wein lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rutherford's sensitive parts.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A slapping leg kick lands for Wein.
Wein takes a swing at Rutherford's ribcage but misses.
Rutherford misses with a looping right.
Rutherford jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rutherford tries to score with a low kick but Wein moves his leg out of the way.
Wein turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Rutherford doesn't manage to clinch there - Wein circles away.
Rutherford throws a push kick but Wein slaps the foot to one side.
Wein connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
No joy there for Wein, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.

And that's the end of the fight!
Wilder Wein comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Wein winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 45:50
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 46:50
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Wilder Wein!

Wilder Wein is the new middleweight champion!
An out of breath Wilder Wein 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: Syn 473 - Kanitz v Rutherford     
Date:   Sep 25, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Simon Kanitz and Steven Rutherford. Both fighters really staring each other down here, as Steven Rutherford enters the cage!

186 cm
33
185 lbs
33 - 3 - 0
183 cm
28
186 lbs
21 - 2 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Conviction
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the challenger to my left.
With a record of 33 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Simon Kanitz!
And introducing the champion to my right.
With a record of 21 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, Steven Brown and Richard Clark.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kanitz avoids a kick to the body.
Kanitz ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rutherford moves away.
Kanitz throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Rutherford lands an overhand right.
Simon Kanitz seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Kanitz cracks the inside of Rutherford's front leg.
Rutherford blocks a leg kick.
Kanitz has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Hunter MMA in the buildup to the fight.
Rutherford looks for the body kick but Kanitz saw that one coming.
Kanitz throws a body kick that misses.
Rutherford steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Kanitz.
Rutherford throws a right hand that misses
and Kanitz counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Kanitz throws a leg kick that is checked
and Rutherford finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
A leg kick checked by Kanitz.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Kanitz tries to land a front kick but Rutherford steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Rutherford staying out of range there.
Kanitz moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kanitz takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
That kick from Kanitz tenderised Rutherford's leg. Rutherford is trying to keep his angry face on.
Rutherford looks to score with a jab to the body but Kanitz is just out of range.
Kanitz scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Kanitz with a jab.
Rutherford uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kanitz.
Kanitz misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Rutherford counters with a good low kick that Kanitz was not able to check.
Kanitz throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Rutherford on the side of the head.
Rutherford throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
As Rutherford backs away, Kanitz returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Kanitz throws a body kick that misses
and Rutherford counters with a straight right hand.
Kanitz throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Kanitz throws a half hearted mid kick.
A shot to the liver by Kanitz. Beautiful body shot.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.
An attempted straight right counter from Kanitz misses the target.
Rutherford throws a wild body kick that Kanitz sees coming a mile off.
Kanitz sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Rutherford lands with a cross.
Rutherford throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Rutherford cracks Kanitz with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Rutherford drops his hands momentarily and Kanitz takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Crunch! Rutherford slams his shin into Kanitz's torso.
Kanitz lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Rutherford looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Kanitz half committed to a counter leg kick.
Kanitz throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Rutherford throws a half hearted mid kick.
Kanitz looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Rutherford thuds a left hand into Kanitz's body.
A decent looking cross lands there for Kanitz.
Rutherford on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Kanitz. Kanitz obviously looking to wear him down.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Rutherford lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Good leg kick by Rutherford there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Kanitz takes one on the button.
Rutherford moves out of range of the body kick.
Rutherford blocks the body kick.
Kanitz with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Kanitz fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
A thudding body kick lands there by Kanitz!
Kanitz looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Rutherford wants to counter with a clinch but Kanitz pushes him away.
Kanitz blocks a jab.
A jab from Kanitz does it's job there.
Rutherford takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Kanitz throws a chopping leg kick but Rutherford manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Rutherford avoids the body shot from Kanitz.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kanitz misses with a straight left.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Rutherford! But no joy.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Jab by Rutherford.
That kick from Kanitz tenderised Rutherford's leg. Rutherford is trying to keep his angry face on.
Rutherford swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Rutherford looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Kanitz slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
A leg kick checked by Rutherford.
Rutherford scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Rutherford fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Kanitz.
Rutherford misses with a hook.
Kanitz was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Kanitz waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rutherford.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the head.
Rutherford looks to land a left hand but Kanitz moved out of range nicely.
Kanitz lands a head shot.
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 Simon Kanitz will probably get the nod.
That's time! Kanitz's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Kanitz wants to land a leg kick but Rutherford is out of range.
Jab from Kanitz.
Kanitz scores with a body shot.
Kanitz fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Rutherford looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Rutherford tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kanitz was well out of range. Poor timing from Rutherford.
Rutherford is looking to land body kicks.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.
Kanitz was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Kanitz cracks the inside of Rutherford's front leg.
Rutherford just misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford misses with a body shot
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kanitz lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
A jab from Rutherford finds it's way through Kanitz's defenses.
Kanitz takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Rutherford keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Kanitz.
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!
Kanitz getting the better of the striking in that exchange.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford lands with an overhand left.
Kanitz lands a right hook to the body.
Kanitz on the wrong end of a nice jab.
A leg kick checked by Rutherford.
Rutherford steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Kanitz.
Rutherford misses with an attempted mid kick.
Kanitz lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Rutherford at a distance.
Rutherford has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Kanitz finds it's way round the side to connect with Rutherford's head.
Rutherford dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Kanitz.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Rutherford! But no joy.
Kanitz throws the kick towards the body but Rutherford avoids it.
Kanitz ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Rutherford in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Kanitz misses with a straight left.
Rutherford lands with a right hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kanitz throws a head kick that misses

and Rutherford holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kanitz throws a head punch that misses.
Kanitz prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Kanitz backwards.
Rutherford lands a nice uppercut.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Kanitz.
Kanitz blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rutherford lands a body punch in the clinch.
Rutherford's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kanitz.
Rutherford lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Kanitz backwards.
Good body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford scores with a nice hook to the head.
Rutherford misses with the head strike.
Rutherford lands an uppercut.
Kanitz lands with a right to the head.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kanitz tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kanitz scores with an uppercut up the middle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Kanitz controls his hands.
Rutherford scores with a shoulder strike.
Kanitz tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rutherford misses with a punch to the body.
Kanitz lands an uppercut.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Kanitz.
A right handed body shot lands from Rutherford.
Rutherford scores with a nice hook to the head.
Kanitz prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
A nice left hand lands by Rutherford.
Kanitz scores with a shot to the side of Rutherford's head.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Kanitz.
Kanitz throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Rutherfords head.
Kanitz misses with a punch to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford lands a right hand that snaps the head of Kanitz backwards.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Kanitz controls his hands.
Rutherford lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Kanitz backwards.
Kanitz blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Kanitz struggles to land a body shot inside as Rutherford controls his hands.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford blocks an uppercut.
Kanitz misses with a punch on the inside.
Kanitz lands a left hand that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
Kanitz digs a right hand into Rutherford's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Rutherford's gas tank.
Kanitz blocks an uppercut.
Kanitz lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Kanitz throws a head punch that misses.
Kanitz lands a right hand that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rutherford pushes Kanitz back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kanitz lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Kanitz fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Kanitz.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Rutherford has Kanitz up against the cage in a clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kanitz.
Rutherford lands a hook that snaps the head of Kanitz backwards.
A body shot lands from Kanitz.
Kanitz lands a nice uppercut.
Kanitz tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A body shot lands from Rutherford.
Kanitz has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
Kanitz pushes Rutherford back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A head punch on the inside from Kanitz fails to land.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Kanitz controls the action.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
A shot in the inside from Kanitz.
Kanitz misses with a hook from the clinch.
Kanitz misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kanitz blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kanitz's elbow.
Kanitz tries to work over Rutherford's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Kanitz misses with a short punch on the inside.
A right handed body shot lands from Rutherford.
Kanitz throws a punch but it's blocked by Rutherford.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Kanitz avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Kanitz misses with a body punch.
Kanitz misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kanitz blocks an uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Kanitz tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Kanitz misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rutherford presses Kanitz against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Kanitz blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
Kanitz scores with a shoulder strike.
Rutherford stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Rutherford lands with a light punch inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford lands a shot to the body.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A shot in the inside from Rutherford.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kanitz's elbow.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Kanitz fails to land.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutherford scores with a shot to the side of Kanitz's head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Kanitz tries a body shot but Rutherford blocks it.
Kanitz misses with a punch on the inside.
Kanitz throws a punch but it's blocked by Rutherford.
A short uppercut from Rutherford.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Kanitz controls the action.
Kanitz scores with a shot to the side of Rutherford's head.
Steven Rutherford seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Rutherford lands a body shot in the clinch.
Kanitz has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Kanitz controls the action.
Rutherford working some nice short punches in the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford scores with a nice hook to the head.
Kanitz blocking some punches.
Rutherford blocks an uppercut.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
Kanitz lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
Kanitz struggles to land a body shot inside as Rutherford controls his hands.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Kanitz controls the action.
Kanitz tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kanitz tries to work over Rutherford's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Nice body punch from Rutherford.
Rutherford scores with a shot to the side of Kanitz's head.
Kanitz goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A right handed body shot lands from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a body shot in the clinch.
Kanitz tries to throw a body punch but Rutherford avoids it by throwing Kanitz back against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Kanitz can't find room to land a body shot as Rutherford controls the action.
Kanitz tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kanitz misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rutherford scores with a hook to the body.
Kanitz has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a body punch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Rutherford lands with a left to the head.
Kanitz blocks an uppercut.
Rutherford lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Kanitz.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Kanitz avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Rutherford is working Kanitz over against the cage.
Rutherford scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Rutherford lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Kanitz prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kanitz misses with an uppercut.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Rutherford checks a leg kick.
Kanitz throws a jab when Rutherford was well out of range.
Rutherford looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Rutherford swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

Rutherford cracks Kanitz with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Rutherford has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Kanitz to stand back up!

Kanitz is rocked!
Kanitz misses with a hook.
Oh Kanitz is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Kanitz throws a looping overhand right but Rutherford ducks down to avoid it.
Steven Rutherford seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Rutherford drops a shoulder and throws an uppercut that cracks Kanitz right on the button. Kanitz goes down! Rutherford follows him to the mat and finishes the job with more strikes! Rutherford gets the win via TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:34 of round 4, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Steven Rutherford! Steven Rutherford retains his middleweight title!
A relieved looking Steven Rutherford thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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Event: Syn 468 - Champion vs Champion     
Date:   Sep 04, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Steven Rutherford and Karim Bashorov. Bashorov comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Hangar 18 kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! I'm sure you'll be fascinated to know that I was talking to some pointless Z list celebrity before the fight and he thought that Karim Bashorov was going to win. Let's see if he was right.

183 cm
28
186 lbs
21 - 1 - 1
190 cm
32
194 lbs
21 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Reaper Combatwear

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
The judges for this bout are James Glass, Sam Margolis and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rutherford takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Bashorov blocks the body kick.
Rutherford misses with a left hand
letting Bashorov counter with a right hand.
We've been told by Rutherford's head coaches at The Charles Martel School of Greatness that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Bashorov throws an off balance right hand
and Rutherford counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Bashorov misses with a takedown
and Rutherford counters with a straight right hand.
Rutherford uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bashorov.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Bashorov.
Rutherford 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.
Rutherford takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Bashorov scores with a punch to the head.
Rutherford throws out a loose jab but Bashorov uses good head movement to avoid it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bashorov connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Bashorov keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a hook
and Bashorov counters with a stiff right hand.
Rutherford misses the shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rutherford. Bashorov does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rutherford tries to land a front kick but Bashorov steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Rutherford tries to land a front kick but Bashorov steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Bashorov scores with a hook.
Rutherford missing with a left hand there. Bashorov was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A little jabbing left from Bashorov on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Steven Rutherford is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Nice shot by Bashorov.
Rutherford connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Bashorov misses with a straight left.
Rutherford takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Bashorov uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rutherford.
Bashorov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rutherford.
Bashorov throws a jab but it's blocked by Rutherford.
Bashorov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
It seemed like Bashorov was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Bashorov sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Rutherford walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bashorov takes a swing at Rutherford's ribcage but misses.
Bashorov scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov checks a leg kick nicely.
A telegraphed right hand from Bashorov misses the target.
Rutherford pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Bashorov throws a body punch but Rutherford moves out of range.
Bashorov is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Rutherford had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Bashorov clobbers Rutherford with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Bashorov misses with a straight right.
Rutherford is looking to counter with a body kick.
Good standup being displayed there by Bashorov as he connects with a hook.
Bashorov just misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford lands a jab to the nose.
Rutherford misses with a kick to the body.
Bashorov keeps the fight on the outside.
Bashorov with a hook.

Rutherford clinches up with Bashorov and pushes him back against the cage.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Bashorov controls the action.
Rutherford lands a right hand that snaps the head of Bashorov backwards.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov being controlled here, momentarily.
Rutherford preventing the sweep.
Rutherford controls from within his opponent's guard.

Bashorov looking for a guillotine here but Rutherford defends easily.

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

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

Bashorov throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

Bashorov looking for a guillotine here but Rutherford defends easily.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Bashorov being controlled here, momentarily.
Bashorov wants to sweep here but Rutherford controlling him for the moment.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Karim Bashorov 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.


Bashorov throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Rutherford stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
A decent looking cross lands there for Bashorov.
Bashorov is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rutherford.
Bashorov keeps the fight on the outside.
Bashorov throws out a counter right but Rutherford avoids it with no problem.
Bashorov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut.
Rutherford takes a jab right on the kisser.
Bashorov looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Rutherford is fending him off so far but Bashorov persists. Nope, Rutherford circles away and we're back to standing.
And Rutherford counters with a quick kick to the body but Bashorov blocks it.
Bashorov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Bashorov takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bashorov. Rutherford does a little dance to reset his feet.
Sloppy strikes from Bashorov. Those never looked like landing.
Bashorov has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
A big right from Bashorov misses.
Rutherford misses with a wild body shot.
Bashorov lands with an uppercut that bounces Rutherford off the cage and back into range.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rutherford throws a hook but Bashorov avoids it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Karim Bashorov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Bashorov displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rutherford throws out the jab.
Rutherford takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Karim Bashorov seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Bashorov checks a leg kick.
Bashorov lands with a shot to the body.

Bashorov drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Rutherford is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Rutherford struggling a bit here.
Bashorov postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford is working to avoid the ground and pound but Bashorov connects with a decent elbow.
Bashorov controls the position from side control.
Rutherford regains half guard, as Bashorov was trying to land strikes.

Bashorov is looking for submissions but instead, Rutherford has regained full guard.
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!
Bashorov throws a big right hand that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov scoring with some ground and pound.
Rutherford keeping moving, preventing Bashorov from controlling successfully.
Rutherford is trying to control the position but Bashorov postures up.
Bashorov throwing strikes from guard but Rutherford blocks nicely.
Bashorov with a flurry of punches that miss.
Bashorov engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Rutherford thows some rabbit punches from the bottom but they don't do any damage.
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.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Rutherford keeps moving.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Bashorov content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Rutherford is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Bashorov postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Rutherford keeps moving.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rutherford not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Rutherford keeping moving, preventing Bashorov from controlling successfully.

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

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


Bashorov scores with a shot to the body.
Rutherford takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Rutherford is looking to score with low kicks.
Rutherford misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bashorov.
Bashorov is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Rutherford with a body shot.
Bashorov takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
A telegraphed right hand from Rutherford misses the target.
Bashorov tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Rutherford tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Bashorov thows a left - swing and a miss!
Bashorov lands a head shot.
Bashorov steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A lazy left from Rutherford finds it's target.
Bashorov lands a slapping body shot.
Bashorov looks for a takedown but Rutherford sprawls well.
A slow jab from Bashorov misses its intended target.
It looked like Rutherford wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bashorov lands a slapping body shot.
Nice cross by Bashorov.
Rutherford dodges the punch combination from Bashorov.
Rutherford moves out of range of the strikes.
Bashorov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.

The fight moves into the clinch position.

Bashorov drags the fight down to the ground.
Rutherford content to stall in guard here.
Rutherford trying to control the position from guard on top but Bashorov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Karim Bashorov has got the better of the ground game so far.
Bashorov tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Bashorov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Bashorov escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Rutherford gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Bashorov looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Rutherford puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Bashorov wants to improve his position but Rutherford is controlling well.
Bashorov manages to get to full guard.

Bashorov has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Rutherford can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov keeping full guard, as Rutherford tries to pass.
Rutherford sitting in guard here, content to control.
Rutherford trying to stand up but can't free himself from Bashorov's guard.

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

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.

Bashorov looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Rutherford passes into side control.
Rutherford is looking to take a break and control but Bashorov is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Rutherford controls the position from side control.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Bashorov looks to move to half guard but instead Rutherford has passed into mount! Damn!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Karim Bashorov just about did enough to take it.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Rutherford slips a jab from Bashorov.
Bashorov circles away from the clinch attempt.
Bashorov throws a hook to the side of Rutherford's head but Rutherford sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Rutherford looks to land a right hand but Bashorov moved out of range.

Bashorov shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Bashorov was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Rutherford struggling a bit here.
Bashorov works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford is trying to control Bashorov's posture but Bashorov avoids it.
Rutherford takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
Rutherford dodges the ground and pound from Bashorov.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Bashorov thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
The referee tells the fighters to keep busy.
Rutherford controls the position for a moment.
You can see the frustration on Rutherford's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Bashorov wants to lay and pray for a moment but Rutherford keeps working.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Bashorov working the head with strikes.
Rutherford tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Bashorov wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Bashorov wants to control but Rutherford is keeping him busy.
Bashorov is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Rutherford is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Bashorov off and has taken his back!
Bashorov rolls and manages to get back to half guard. Nicely done.
Bashorov desperately trying to maintain half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Bashorov moves into full guard.

Bashorov working for submissions but it's allowed Rutherford to get to half guard.
Bashorov is controlling Rutherford's trapped leg to prevent Rutherford from advancing to side control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Bashorov tries to get to full guard but Rutherford has control of the leg.
Rutherford not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Rutherford wants to lay and pray for a moment but Bashorov keeps working.
Bashorov makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Bashorov.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Rutherford sitting in guard here, content to control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov dominated that fourth round.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!


Bashorov misses with an uppercut.
Rutherford is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Bashorov.
Steven Rutherford has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
The fighters circling - Bashorov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Rutherford misses with a wild body shot.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Rutherford. Bashorov shrugs it off though.
Rutherford moves in looking to clinch but Bashorov pushes him off.
As Rutherford backs off Bashorov throws a huge counter combo but Rutherford manages to avoid it all.
Bashorov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rutherford throws out a loose jab but Bashorov uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bashorov throws a big shot that misses.
Bashorov scores with a nice right hand.
A head kick misses from Rutherford.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bashorov moves out of range of the body kick.
Bashorov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Nice defenses there by Bashorov.
Bashorov gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Bashorov fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford moves in looking to clinch but Bashorov pushes him off.
Rutherford bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rutherford moves in looking to clinch but Bashorov pushes him off.
Bashorov missing with a left hand there. Rutherford was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Rutherford avoids the body shot from Bashorov.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.
Bashorov takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Bashorov is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Rutherford is looking to clinch but Bashorov is avoiding it.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Bashorov is defended easily by Rutherford.
A big left from Rutherford misses.
Bashorov looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Jab by Rutherford.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Bashorov scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Rutherford doesn't seem bothered though.

Bashorov 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!
Bashorov postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Rutherford striking off his back but it's not causing Bashorov any problems.
Rutherford looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Bashorov throws a big elbow that misses.
Rutherford not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Bashorov sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Bashorov wants to control from the top but Rutherford keeps moving.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford is trying to control the position but Bashorov postures up.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Bashorov lands the left hand.
Bashorov blocks the body kick.
Rutherford moves out of range of the strikes.
Rutherford throws a hook to the side of Bashorov's head but Bashorov sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Rutherford lands a lovely overhand right.
Rutherford looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Bashorov lands a nice shot that snaps Rutherford's head back.
Bashorov loads up on a big right hand but Rutherford slips the punch.
Rutherford takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Karim Bashorov is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bashorov looks to score with a jab to the body but Rutherford is just out of range.
A jab from Bashorov finds it's way through Rutherford's defenses.
Bashorov just misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bashorov throws a lazy right hand but Rutherford sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rutherford delivers a nice body kick.
Rutherford misses with a hook. Bashorov ducked under it nicely.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford takes one to the side of the head.
Bashorov looks for a takedown but Rutherford sprawls well.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bashorov. Rutherford does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rutherford fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Bashorov throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.

And that's the end of the fight!
Karim Bashorov comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Bashorov winning every round here. Surely the decision will go his way and he'll pick up a well deserved decision victory. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge James Glass scores the fight 45:50
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 45:50
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 45:50

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Karim Bashorov!

A very excited looking Karim Bashorov 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: Syn 462 - Devil's Playground     
Date:   Aug 09, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Don Diego and Steven Rutherford. Chooooooooon! I think Diego might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Tupac - I'm a Soldier. There are an array of beautiful celebrities at ringside tonight! I wonder if any of them paid for their tickets.

170 cm
33
195 lbs
27 - 11 - 2
183 cm
28
186 lbs
20 - 1 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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

Reaper Combatwear
Shinobi



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 11 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Don Diego!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Frank Antenori and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Diego misses with a double jab
and Rutherford counters with a lovely straight right hand!

It looks like Don Diego has been cut.
Diego lands a nice looking body shot.
Rutherford dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Diego looks to land a left hand but Rutherford moved out of range nicely.
Diego throws out a powerful jab.
Rutherford lands with a kick to the ribs.
Rutherford lands with a right hand.

Diego forces Rutherford back against the cage and clinches.
Diego blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
Diego misses with some punches.
A nice left hand lands by Rutherford.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Diego misses with the head strike.
Diego swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diego slowing the pace effectively.
A short right from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a right hand.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Diego.
Rutherford blocks a body shot from Diego.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford blocks an uppercut.
Diego swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Rutherford scores with a hook to the body.
A short uppercut from Diego.
I was talking to Diego's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Diego throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Rutherfords head.
Rutherford lands a nice uppercut.
Diego has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Diego seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Rutherford can turn it around.
Diego doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Diego swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Diego trying to stall but Rutherford improves his position.
A nice right hand lands inside from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
A right hand to the body from Rutherford.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diego softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Diego fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Diego lands a body shot.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Diego avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Diego pushes Rutherford back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Diego pushes Rutherford back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Diego misses with some punches.
Diego fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Diego swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rutherford scores with a hook to the body.
Rutherford blocks a body shot from Diego.
A nice left hand lands by Rutherford.
A head punch on the inside from Diego fails to land.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Diego.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Diego avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diego scores with a shot to the side of Rutherford's head.
Rutherford pushes Diego back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Diego tries to throw a body punch but Rutherford avoids it by throwing Diego back against the cage.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Diego.
Rutherford lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Rutherford makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Diego lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
Diego lands a body shot in the clinch.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
Diego tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Diego avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Diego misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Diego avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Diego swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diego is looking to control Rutherford's arms but Rutherford gets an underhook and turns him. Now Diego has his back to the cage.
Diego softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Diego.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diego can't find room to land a body shot as Rutherford controls the action.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.
Diego lands a body punch.
A short body shot lands from Diego as the two fighters clinch.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Diego controls his hands.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
Diego misses with the head strike.
Diego misses with a hook to the ribs.
Diego tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Diego.
Diego makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Rutherford misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford lands a body punch.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Diego controls his hands.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Diego's elbow.
Rutherford lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
Rutherford throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Diegos head.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Diego.
Rutherford gets through Diego's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Steven Rutherford will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Don Diego's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Diego scores with a jab to the jaw.
Rutherford misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Diego.
Rutherford rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Rutherford takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Diego.
Rutherford lands with a right hand.
Diego misses with a wild body shot.
Rutherford throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rutherford waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Diego.
Rutherford throws out a loose jab but Diego uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford takes one to the chin there.
Diego throws a lazy body kick
and Rutherford connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Rutherford misses with a looping right.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rutherford. Diego does a little dance to reset his feet.
The crowd cheers as Diego lands an impressive looking overhand right. Rutherford doesn't seem phased though.
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!
Diego tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Rutherford manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Rutherford steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Diego.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diego tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Diego softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Rutherford lands a body punch in the clinch.
Diego misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Diego can't find room to land a body shot as Rutherford controls the action.
Diego blocking some punches.
Nice body punch from Rutherford.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Diego.
Diego scores with a shoulder strike.
Diego can't find room to land a body shot as Rutherford controls the action.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Diego.
Diego working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Diego swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rutherford lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Diego misses with some punches.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diego swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rutherford working aggressively here.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford misses with a punch to the body.
A shot in the inside from Rutherford.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Diego.
Diego blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Diego.
Rutherford lands a shoulder strike.
Diego has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
Diego misses with a hook to the ribs.
Diego lands a nice shot to the body.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Diego.
Diego presses Rutherford against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Diego working aggressively here.
Diego blocks an uppercut.
Diego tries to work over Rutherford's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Diego lands on the inside with an uppercut.
A hook to the body from Diego.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
A right handed body shot lands from Diego.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diego misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Diego misses with a short punch on the inside.
Diego working aggressively here.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Diego swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford tries to work over Diego's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Diego blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Don Diego has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Diego is working Rutherford over against the cage.
Rutherford lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Diego backwards.
Diego tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Diego tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
A short right from Rutherford.
A shot in the inside from Diego.
A short right from Rutherford on the inside.
Diego throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Diego misses with a punch to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Rutherford breaks from the clinch.
Diego misses with a jab, cross combination.
Diego looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Rutherford blocks a jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Diego.
Diego throws an off balance right hand
and Rutherford counters with a left to the body.
Steven Rutherford seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Diego tries to bum rush Rutherford with a series of wild strikes but Rutherford uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Good work by Rutherford as he checks the leg kick.
Diego connects with a nice looking jab.
A head kick by Rutherford misses
and Diego counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Diego cracks Rutherford with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Diego steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.

Diego clinches.
Diego tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Diego throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Diego digs a right hand underneath Rutherford's ribcage. Rutherford let out a lung full of air as it connected.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rutherford looks to land a left hand but Diego moved out of range nicely.
Diego uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rutherford.
Diego tries to clinch but Rutherford is having none of it.
It seemed like Rutherford was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.

Diego has Rutherford up against the cage in a clinch.
Rutherford lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Diego.
Rutherford scores with a nice hook to the head.
Rutherford lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Diego working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Diego.
Rutherford lands with a right to the head.
Diego working aggressively here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford tries to work over Diego's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Diego.
Rutherford misses with a punch to the body.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Diego.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A hook to the body from Rutherford.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diego throws a head punch that misses.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Diego.
Diego misses with a hook from the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Rutherford working aggressively here.
Diego doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Diego takes a shot to the head.
Diego misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Diego misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rutherford working aggressively here.
Diego swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Diego goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Diego misses with a hook from the clinch.
Diego looking to slow down the pace here.
Diego scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A short left from Diego.
A nice left hand lands by Diego.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Diego.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Diego.
Diego keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Rutherford's efforts to push away.
A shot in the inside from Rutherford.
A short uppercut from Diego.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Diego misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Diego blocks it.
Rutherford lands a left hand that snaps the head of Diego backwards.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Rutherford lands with a short shot to the head.
Diego fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford lands a body shot in the clinch.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Diego blocks it.
Diego stalling in the clinch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Rutherford creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Diego misses with some punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford scores with a shot to the side of Diego's head.
Diego tries to work over Rutherford's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Diego backwards.
Rutherford lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
Rutherford misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Nice body punch from Rutherford.
A head punch on the inside from Diego fails to land.
Diego struggles to land a body shot inside as Rutherford controls his hands.
Rutherford is working Diego over against the cage.
Rutherford lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Rutherford lands a right hand.
Still in the clinch, Rutherford scores with a nice short uppercut.
Rutherford lands with a light punch inside.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Rutherford.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nice body punch from Rutherford - that landed with a thud.
Rutherford lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Diego backwards.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a hook that snaps the head of Diego backwards.
Diego tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Diego wants to stall.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Nice body punch from Diego.
Rutherford lands a right hand.

Diego is rocked!
A short right hand to the side of the head by Rutherford.
Oh Diego is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Rutherford unloads with a big right hand that wobbles Diego! He's leaning against the cage trying to keep his feet but Rutherford is unloading with more strikes now! Diego drops to his knees and the referee stops the fight for a TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:38 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Steven Rutherford!
Steven Rutherford is the new middleweight champion!
A victorious Steven Rutherford thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
In defeat, Don Diego stepped up to the mic, saying 'WOW, rematch please.'.
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Event: Syn 458 - Falcon vs. Rocker 2     
Date:   Jul 21, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Malik Al-Khaldi and Steven Rutherford. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

182 cm
27
188 lbs
16 - 3 - 0
183 cm
28
186 lbs
19 - 1 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Bullet Proof System
On Tap (160Q & Laundry)

Reaper Combatwear
Shinobi



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Malik Al-Khaldi!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Timothy Bukovac and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rutherford throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rutherford tries to clinch up but Al-Khaldi circles away and keeps his distance.
Rutherford avoids the body shot from Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi misses with a looping right.
Al-Khaldi throws a leg kick which misses Rutherford's front leg but catches the back leg as Rutherford tries to avoid it.
Jab by Rutherford.

It looks like Malik Al-Khaldi has been cut.
Al-Khaldi lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rutherford throws out the jab.
Good leg kick by Al-Khaldi there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Al-Khaldi throws a push kick but Rutherford slaps the foot to one side.
Al-Khaldi throws a leg kick that misses.
Rutherford works the jab nicely.
Al-Khaldi looks to land a body kick but Rutherford moved away.
Rutherford now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Al-Khaldi ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rutherford moves away.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rutherford looks to land a body kick but Al-Khaldi moved away.
Rutherford ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Al-Khaldi moves away.
Rutherford avoids the body shot from Al-Khaldi.
Rutherford throws out a counter right but Al-Khaldi avoids it with no problem.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Al-Khaldi is looking to clinch.
A countering left hand to the body from Rutherford misses.
Al-Khaldi slips under a jab.
A shot to the liver by Al-Khaldi. Beautiful body shot.
Al-Khaldi lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Al-Khaldi checks a low kick from Rutherford.
Rutherford moves into range and connects with a jab.
A leg kick checked by Rutherford.
A little jabbing left from Rutherford on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Malik Al-Khaldi seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rutherford takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Rutherford fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Al-Khaldi manages to avoid it.
Al-Khaldi is looking to wear down Rutherford with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Al-Khaldi 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.
Rutherford thows a left - swing and a miss!
Rutherford slips under a jab from Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi tries to close the distance and clinch but Rutherford swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Al-Khaldi connects with an inside leg kick.
Al-Khaldi jabbing away but nothing is landing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Al-Khaldi moves away.
Rutherford swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Al-Khaldi plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
A left lands for Al-Khaldi.
A big left from Al-Khaldi misses.
Rutherford takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Rutherford throws a lazy body kick

and Al-Khaldi counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Al-Khaldi.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Al-Khaldi is stalling here.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford lands a body punch.
Al-Khaldi working aggressively here.
Rutherford lands a nice shot to the body.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Al-Khaldi controls the action.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Al-Khaldi is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Al-Khaldi uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi lands a hook to the side of the head.
A right hook to the body lands for Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
Al-Khaldi swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
Al-Khaldi has Rutherford pushed against the cage.
Al-Khaldi has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
Al-Khaldi tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Al-Khaldi misses with a body punch.
Rutherford working aggressively here.
Rutherford blocking some punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Al-Khaldi blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Al-Khaldi controls the action.
Rutherford blocks an uppercut.
Al-Khaldi lands with a short shot to the head.
The referee is keeping an eye on Al-Khaldi - much more stalling and he will separate the fighters.
Al-Khaldi swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Al-Khaldi tries a body shot but Rutherford blocks it.
Al-Khaldi misses with a body punch.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
Stalling in the clinch from Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Al-Khaldi tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Al-Khaldi.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Al-Khaldi.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Al-Khaldi blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford misses with a punch to the body.
Al-Khaldi working aggressively here.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
A left hand lands to the body for Rutherford.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Malik Al-Khaldi dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Malik Al-Khaldi's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Al-Khaldi moves out of range of the body kick from Rutherford.
Al-Khaldi is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Rutherford can do to turn this around?
Al-Khaldi throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Rutherford.
Rutherford has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Al-Khaldi misses with a leg kick.
Rutherford throws a lazy right hand but Al-Khaldi sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Al-Khaldi wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Al-Khaldi scores with a spinning back kick!
Al-Khaldi throws a jab when Rutherford was well out of range.
A head kick misses from Al-Khaldi.
Rutherford is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Al-Khaldi blocks a jab.
A punch lands to the side of Al-Khaldi 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Rutherford turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Al-Khaldi lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Al-Khaldi throws a leg kick that misses.
Rutherford looks to score with a jab to the body but Al-Khaldi is just out of range.
A punch lands to the side of Rutherford 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Al-Khaldi throws out a powerful jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Al-Khaldi moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
A big right from Al-Khaldi misses.
Rutherford takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Rutherford throws out a loose jab but Al-Khaldi uses good head movement to avoid it.
Al-Khaldi defending well as Rutherford loads up on a big left hand.
Rutherford tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Al-Khaldi tries to land a leg kick but Rutherford saw it coming and moves away.
Al-Khaldi misses with a low kick.
Malik Al-Khaldi is winning the standup battle so far.
Rutherford throws a head kick but Al-Khaldi moves out of range.
Al-Khaldi is looking to counter the offense by Rutherford and move into the clinch.
Rutherford 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.
Al-Khaldi misses with a kick to the body
and Rutherford cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Al-Khaldi 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.
Al-Khaldi connects with a crisp jab.
A good leg kick by Rutherford.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Al-Khaldi scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A slow jab from Rutherford misses its intended target.
Al-Khaldi just misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford tries to counter by closing the distance.
Al-Khaldi misses with a leg kick
and Rutherford counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Rutherford fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Rutherford tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Al-Khaldi throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Al-Khaldi misses with an uppercut.
Al-Khaldi misses with a looping right.
Al-Khaldi lets loose with a powerful body kick. Rutherford will feel that in the morning.
Rutherford tries to move into range but Al-Khaldi moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Rutherford swings and misses with a hook to the body.

Al-Khaldi gets a clinch.
Al-Khaldi struggles to land a body shot inside as Rutherford controls his hands.
Al-Khaldi misses with some punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Al-Khaldi breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Al-Khaldi throws a body shot but no joy.
Al-Khaldi scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Rutherford's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Rutherford missing with a left hand there. Al-Khaldi was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Al-Khaldi lands a leg kick that knocks Rutherford off balance momentarily.
Nice shot lands for Al-Khaldi.

Rutherford rushes Al-Khaldi and presses him up against the cage.
Rutherford misses with the head strike.
Al-Khaldi tries a body shot but Rutherford blocks it.

Al-Khaldi pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Rutherford throws a leg kick that misses.
Al-Khaldi scores with a push kick.
Al-Khaldi throws a body shot but no joy.
A looping hook to the body misses from Al-Khaldi. Rutherford does a little dance to reset his feet.
Al-Khaldi swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford blocks a head kick by Al-Khaldi.
Rutherford misses with a telegraphed body shot

and Al-Khaldi holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Al-Khaldi trying to stall but Rutherford improves his position.
Al-Khaldi blocks an uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Al-Khaldi has had enough of the clinch but Rutherford keeps him there for the moment.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.

Al-Khaldi breaks the clinch.
Rutherford throws a hook but Al-Khaldi blocks it.
Al-Khaldi looks to land a body kick but Rutherford moved away.
Al-Khaldi throws a half hearted mid kick.
Al-Khaldi lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Al-Khaldi fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Rutherford has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Al-Khaldi walks into a jab.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Rutherford checks a leg kick.
Al-Khaldi has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Rutherford.
Rutherford slips a jab from Al-Khaldi.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rutherford misses with a body shot.
Rutherford throws a body kick despite being completely out of range
and Al-Khaldi counters with a thumping low kick.
Rutherford tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Al-Khaldi was well out of range. Poor timing from Rutherford.
Al-Khaldi lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Al-Khaldi throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.

Al-Khaldi has closed the distance and engaged Rutherford in a clinch.
Rutherford lands a nice shot to the body.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Al-Khaldi controls his hands.
Malik Al-Khaldi has scored more points in the clinch so far.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Al-Khaldi throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Rutherfords head.
Rutherford has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Al-Khaldi.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Al-Khaldi breaks from the clinch.
Al-Khaldi misses with a straight left.
Rutherford cracks Al-Khaldi with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Al-Khaldi misses with a leg kick
and Rutherford cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Al-Khaldi misses with a leg kick
letting Rutherford counter with a right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Al-Khaldi throws a series of punches but Rutherford avoids them all with ease.
Rutherford swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Rutherford missing with a left hand there. Al-Khaldi was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Al-Khaldi throws a hook but Rutherford avoids it easily.
Al-Khaldi pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Al-Khaldi throws a right hand that Rutherford ducks under and follows up with a left that Rutherford also avoids with ease.
Al-Khaldi defending well as Rutherford loads up on a big left hand.
Al-Khaldi tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Rutherford manages to circle out of the way.
Al-Khaldi lands a nice shot that snaps Rutherford's head back.
Rutherford avoids the body shot from Al-Khaldi.
Rutherford misses the shot to the body.
A head kick misses from Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi connects with a good right hand that stumbles Rutherford. Rutherford circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Rutherford takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Rutherford connects with a looping right hand.
A swing and a miss from Rutherford.
Rutherford bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Al-Khaldi moves out of range of the leg kick from Rutherford.
Al-Khaldi lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rutherford's sensitive parts.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Rutherford rushes Al-Khaldi and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Al-Khaldi avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rutherford lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Al-Khaldi controls the action.
Al-Khaldi goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford lands with a light punch inside.
Al-Khaldi lands with a short head shot on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Al-Khaldi avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Al-Khaldi uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.

Malik Al-Khaldi's cut is getting worse.
Rutherford blocking some punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Al-Khaldi fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Al-Khaldi tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Al-Khaldi misses with some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Al-Khaldi.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Al-Khaldi uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Al-Khaldi misses with a short punch on the inside.
Al-Khaldi lands with a light punch inside.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Al-Khaldi misses with a punch on the inside.
Al-Khaldi blocks an uppercut.
A left hand lands to the body for Rutherford.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Al-Khaldi uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Al-Khaldi's elbow.

Al-Khaldi escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but Al-Khaldi moved away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Al-Khaldi wants to land a leg kick but Rutherford is out of range.
Rutherford lands a head kick. Al-Khaldi smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Al-Khaldi keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rutherford.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rutherford. Al-Khaldi does a little dance to reset his feet.
It looked like Al-Khaldi was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Rutherford.
Al-Khaldi walks forward, straight into a front kick from Rutherford.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Nice defenses there by Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi misses with an uppercut.
Rutherford takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
A cross from Rutherford lands.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.
Rutherford slips a jab and a cross from Al-Khaldi.
Rutherford throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Al-Khaldi blocks a jab.
Al-Khaldi misses with the combination.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Steven Rutherford just about did enough to take it.
The cut man is working on Malik Al-Khaldi's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Rutherford throws a shot from downtown. Al-Khaldi moves away and avoids it.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi takes a jab right on the kisser.
Rutherford dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Al-Khaldi. That did some damage!
Al-Khaldi scores with a punch to the head.
Al-Khaldi is looking to land body kicks.
Al-Khaldi 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.
Al-Khaldi displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rutherford throws out the jab.
Rutherford throws the left hand but Al-Khaldi avoids the punch easily.
Rutherford uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Al-Khaldi.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Al-Khaldi lands a body shot.
Al-Khaldi looks for the body kick but Rutherford saw that one coming.
The fighters circling - Al-Khaldi throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A slapping leg kick lands for Al-Khaldi.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Al-Khaldi misses with a body shot.
Al-Khaldi thows a left - swing and a miss!
Rutherford darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Al-Khaldi steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Rutherford. That one must have hurt.
Rutherford feints and then cracks Al-Khaldi's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Al-Khaldi down.
Rutherford throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Al-Khaldi stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
It's got to the stage where if one of these guys blows hard enough, the other might fall over.
Al-Khaldi scoring well with a low kick there.
Al-Khaldi finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Rutherford steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Al-Khaldi.
Nice defenses there by Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi thinks about countering with a body kick.

Rutherford closes the distance and pushes Al-Khaldi back into the cage.
A short left from Al-Khaldi.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Al-Khaldi blocks it.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Al-Khaldi blocks it.

Al-Khaldi manages to break the clinch.
The fighters circling - Rutherford throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Al-Khaldi takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Good leg kick by Al-Khaldi there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Al-Khaldi bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
That kick from Al-Khaldi tenderised Rutherford's leg. Rutherford is trying to keep his angry face on.
Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Al-Khaldi is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Rutherford.
Al-Khaldi scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Al-Khaldi misses with a kick to the body.
Nice defenses there by Rutherford.

Rutherford gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Al-Khaldi controls his hands.
Al-Khaldi tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Al-Khaldi controlling the action here for a moment.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Al-Khaldi.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford cracks Al-Khaldi with a nice body shot.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
Al-Khaldi misses with a short punch on the inside.
Good body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Al-Khaldi avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Rutherford lands with a short shot to the head.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rutherford lands with a short shot to the head.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
A nice left hand lands by Rutherford.
Al-Khaldi misses with a body punch.
Rutherford gets through Al-Khaldi's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Al-Khaldi goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Al-Khaldi is working Rutherford over against the cage.
Al-Khaldi misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rutherford stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Al-Khaldi controls the action.
Al-Khaldi tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

Al-Khaldi escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Good exchange - Rutherford coming out on top.
Rutherford throws a head kick but Al-Khaldi moves out of range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Al-Khaldi throws an ugly left hook that misses
enabling Rutherford to counter with a crisp jab.
Rutherford checks a leg kick nicely.
Al-Khaldi lands with a hook. Rutherford tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Al-Khaldi moves out of range as Rutherford strikes.
Al-Khaldi is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Rutherford.
Rutherford walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Al-Khaldi checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Rutherford moves in looking to clinch but Al-Khaldi pushes him off.
A low kick from Al-Khaldi is predictable there
and Rutherford counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Al-Khaldi thinking.
Rutherford lands a nice leg kick that just misses Al-Khaldi's sensitive parts.
Al-Khaldi throws a body shot but no joy.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Steven Rutherford dominated that fourth round.
The cut man is working on Malik Al-Khaldi's cut.
That's time! Al-Khaldi's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Al-Khaldi fails to land with a series of punches.
An inside leg kick lands from Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi throws a leg kick
and Rutherford counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Rutherford chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Al-Khaldi can pounce on him.
Al-Khaldi throws out a leg kick but Rutherford moves out of range and Al-Khaldi only half commits.
Al-Khaldi ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rutherford moves away.
Al-Khaldi moves out of range of the body kick from Rutherford.

Rutherford moves into the clinch.
Al-Khaldi pushes Rutherford back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Al-Khaldi lands a shoulder strike.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
A short body shot lands from Rutherford as the two fighters clinch.
Rutherford tries to work over Al-Khaldi's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
A nice right hand lands inside from Rutherford.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A short left from Rutherford.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi misses with a hook from the clinch.
Al-Khaldi misses with a punch to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Al-Khaldi.
Rutherford pushes Al-Khaldi back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Al-Khaldi controls his hands.
Al-Khaldi swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Al-Khaldi avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
A short uppercut from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a body shot.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Al-Khaldi trying to stall but Rutherford improves his position.
Rutherford lands with a right to the head.
Rutherford lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.

Malik Al-Khaldi's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Al-Khaldi tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Al-Khaldi is trying to break the clinch but Rutherford has him pressed against the cage.
Rutherford lands a body punch.
Rutherford scores with a shot to the side of Al-Khaldi's head.
Al-Khaldi has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
Al-Khaldi misses with a shot to the kidneys.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Al-Khaldi swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
A short left from Al-Khaldi.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Rutherford.
A short body shot lands from Rutherford as the two fighters clinch.
A right hand to the body from Rutherford.
Rutherford is working Al-Khaldi over against the cage.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Al-Khaldi's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Al-Khaldi struggles to land a body shot inside as Rutherford controls his hands.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Al-Khaldi fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Al-Khaldi wants to break free but Rutherford has control.
Al-Khaldi misses with a hook to the ribs.
Al-Khaldi lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
Al-Khaldi prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford is working Al-Khaldi over against the cage.
Rutherford lands with a light punch inside.
A right hook to the body lands for Rutherford.
Al-Khaldi throws a punch but it's blocked by Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rutherford lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.

Jeez, Malik Al-Khaldi's cut is really nasty now. The referee must be thinking about getting that checked.
A short uppercut from Rutherford.
Al-Khaldi misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rutherford lands with a short punch from the clinch.

Al-Khaldi is rocked!
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Al-Khaldi avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Al-Khaldi tries to work over Rutherford's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Al-Khaldi fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Al-Khaldi is looking to break free of the clinch but Rutherford has double underhooks.
Rutherford lands a left hand.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rutherford cracks Al-Khaldi with a nice body shot.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.

Al-Khaldi pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
A left and a right from Al-Khaldi both land. Nice combination.
Rutherford with a jab.
Oh Al-Khaldi is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!

The referee calls the doctor in to look at Malik Al-Khaldi's cut. Oh no, the doctor has called an end to the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:32 of round 5, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Steven Rutherford!
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Event: Syn Cuatrocientos Cincuenta     
Date:   Jun 16, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Esquiva Falcao and Steven Rutherford. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

186 cm
32
186 lbs
25 - 9 - 0
183 cm
27
186 lbs
18 - 1 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Bullet Proof System

Reaper Combatwear
Shinobi



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 25 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Esquiva Falcao!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rutherford misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Falcao.
Falcao is looking to counter punch.
An inside leg kick from Rutherford misses.
Falcao on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Rutherford cracks Falcao with a right hand to the side of the head.
Falcao walks into a straight right hand from Rutherford.
Falcao throws a left and a right that both miss
and Rutherford counters with a straight right hand.

Falcao is rocked!
Falcao displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rutherford throws out the jab.
Rutherford misses with a body shot
and Falcao counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Rutherford throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Rutherford jabs at Falcao's body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Falcao falls off balance throwing a combination
and Rutherford counters with a two punch combo.
Oh Falcao is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Rutherford blocks a jab.
Falcao seems to have got his legs back now.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Falcao throws a jab but it's blocked by Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a jab when Falcao was well out of range.
Falcao missing with a left hand there. Rutherford was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
And Rutherford responds with a good body kick, but Falcao manages to step out the way in time.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Falcao checks a leg kick.
Falcao moves out of range of the leg kick from Rutherford.
Falcao was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Falcao throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Rutherford throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Falcao misses with a wild body shot.
Falcao misses with a combination
enabling Rutherford to counter with a crisp jab.
Falcao walks straight into a right hand from Rutherford - that's dropped him! Rutherford jumps into mount and starts pounding away - can he finish?! More strikes go undefended and the referee has to dive in to save Falcao from any more punishment! Falcao complains about the stoppage but falls over as he tries to stand back up, so it was clearly a good stoppage.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Steven Rutherford!
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Event: Syn 443 Fortunado vs Vinetto 3     
Date:   May 24, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Steven Rutherford and Don Diego. Diego has chosen Tupac - I'm a Soldier as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

183 cm
27
186 lbs
18 - 0 - 1
170 cm
32
195 lbs
24 - 11 - 2
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 11 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Don Diego!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Diego moves into range and clinches up with Rutherford.
Diego tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Diego tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Rutherford lands a left hand that snaps the head of Diego backwards.
Diego blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A nice right hand lands inside from Rutherford.
Diego lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
Diego scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Rutherford wants to break the clinch but can't.
Rutherford gets through Diego's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Diego blocking some punches.
A short right from Diego on the inside.
Diego scores with a shoulder strike.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Diego uses good head movement to avoid it.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Diego throws a head punch that misses.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
A left hand lands to the body for Rutherford.
Diego lands a shot to the body.
Rutherford lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Diego has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Rutherford seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Diego can turn it around.
Diego lands a right hand.
Rutherford working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Diego misses with a shot to the kidneys.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Rutherford lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Diego controls the action.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Diego blocks it.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Rutherford scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Rutherford lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Diego backwards.
Diego tries to work over Rutherford's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Diego scores with a nice hook to the head.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Diego lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Diego controls the action.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Diego.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Diego's elbow.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rutherford pushes Diego back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Diego manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Diego stalls.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diego lands a body punch.
A short left from Diego.
Diego misses with a short punch on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Diego controls his hands.
Rutherford lands with a short shot to the head.
Diego tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Diego lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Rutherford lands a body shot.
Diego throws a head punch that misses.
Diego blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a left hand that snaps the head of Diego backwards.
Rutherford softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Diego misses with some punches.
Rutherford lands a right hand that snaps the head of Diego backwards.
Diego misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutherford lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Diego avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Rutherford lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Diego backwards.
Diego misses with the head strike.
Diego blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rutherford works on Diego's body with a couple of short punches.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Diego.
Diego tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Diego blocks it.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Rutherford gets through Diego's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Diego avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Diego blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
Diego works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Diego makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Diego tries a body shot but Rutherford blocks it.
Diego lands a body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Diego tries a body shot but Rutherford blocks it.
Diego misses with a hook from the clinch.
Diego misses with a punch on the inside.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Diego tries to throw a body punch but Rutherford avoids it by throwing Diego back against the cage.
Rutherford lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford blocks an uppercut.
Rutherford's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Diego working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.
Diego can't find room to land a body shot as Rutherford controls the action.
Diego can't find room to land a body shot as Rutherford controls the action.
Diego tries to stall but Rutherford uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
Diego lands a right hand that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
Rutherford scores with a shoulder strike.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diego doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Diego's elbow.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Rutherford creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Rutherford tries to work over Diego's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Diego pushes Rutherford back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
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 Steven Rutherford will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Rutherford on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Diego uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rutherford.
Rutherford dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Diego. That did some damage!
Diego thows a leg kick but Rutherford checks it
and Rutherford counters with a nice low kick that buckles Diego's knee momentarily.
Diego throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Diego misses with a few strikes there.
Rutherford was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Rutherford's jab looks to have found its range, popping Diego under the eye.
A head kick by Diego misses
and Rutherford counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

It looks like Don Diego has been cut.
Diego throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rutherford sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Some bone on bone action there as Rutherford checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Diego throws a push kick but Rutherford slaps the foot to one side.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diego moves out of range as Rutherford strikes.
Diego is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Rutherford keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Jab, jab by Diego - just one landing.
Diego with a nice cross.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rutherford cracks Diego with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Don Diego seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diego delivers a nice body kick.
The fighters circling - Diego throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Rutherford throws a solid leg kick but Diego takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Rutherford.
Diego checks the leg kick nicely there.
Rutherford checks the leg kick.
Rutherford fires out a quick counter leg kick but Diego just manages to avoid it.
Rutherford throws a body kick that misses.
Rutherford backing away here, and Diego unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Rutherford steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Diego. That one must have hurt.
Diego lands a nice looking body kick.
Diego is looking to land body kicks.
Rutherford misses with a hook.
Rutherford throws a wild body kick that Diego sees coming a mile off.
Diego throws a sloppy head kick and Rutherford moves out of range easily.
It looked like Rutherford was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Diego.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Rutherford - that will leave a mark!

Diego closes the distance and clinches.
Diego lands an uppercut.
Diego lands with a left to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Diego.
Rutherford lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Diego goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Diego lands a right hand that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
Diego pushes Rutherford back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Diego.
Rutherford blocks a body shot from Diego.
Rutherford misses with the head strike.
Diego prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Diego uses good head movement to avoid it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Diego misses with some punches.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
Diego lands with a right to the head.
Nice body punch from Diego - that landed with a thud.
Diego blocking some punches.
Diego lands with a light punch inside.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Diego.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A short right from Rutherford.
Rutherford works on Diego's body with a couple of short punches.
Rutherford scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Diego swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diego lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford lands a body punch in the clinch.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rutherford lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Diego backwards.
Rutherford lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Diego blocking some punches.
Rutherford misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Diego lands with a right to the head.
A short uppercut from Diego.
Diego misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Diego blocks it.
Diego misses with a short punch on the inside.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford tries to work over Diego's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
Rutherford lands a left hand.
Rutherford throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Diego struggles to land a body shot inside as Rutherford controls his hands.
Diego lands a nice shot to the body.
Rutherford working aggressively here.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Diego controls his hands.
Diego lands a nice shot to the body.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Diego doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Diego goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Still in the clinch, Rutherford scores with a nice short uppercut.
Diego throws a head punch that misses.
Diego misses with a punch on the inside.
Diego lands with a short shot to the head.
Diego presses Rutherford against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Rutherford tries to work over Diego's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Don Diego will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Don Diego's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Diego throws a chopping leg kick but Rutherford manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Some bone on bone action there as Diego checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Diego wants to counter with a clinch but Rutherford pushes him away.
Good leg kick by Diego there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Rutherford lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Diego at a distance.
We've been told by Rutherford's head coaches at The Charles Martel School of Greatness that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Diego.
Diego throws a big shot that misses.
Rutherford takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Diego.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but Diego sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Diego throws out a counter right but Rutherford avoids it with no problem.
Rutherford misses with an attempted mid kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Diego doesn't seem bothered though.
Rutherford misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Diego.
Diego throws a quick inside leg kick.
Diego looks to throw the jab but Rutherford is out of range.
Don Diego seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Diego misses with a looping right.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford looks to land a right hand but Diego moved out of range.
Rutherford avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

Diego clinches up with Rutherford and pushes him back against the cage.
Diego swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Diego uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diego tries to work over Rutherford's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Diego misses with a hook to the ribs.
Diego tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford presses Diego against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Diego.

Rutherford breaks from the clinch.
Rutherford misses with a straight left.
Diego feints a counter leg kick.
A big left from Diego misses.
Diego cracks Rutherford with a good jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A bone on bone clash there as Rutherford blocks the leg kick.
Diego throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A slow jab from Diego misses its intended target.
Diego throws out a loose jab but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Diego scores with a hook.
Rutherford throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
A clash of legs there as Rutherford blocks the low kick.
Rutherford was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Diego walks into a stiff left hand from Rutherford.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Diego wants to clinch up but Rutherford keeps it at a distance.
Rutherford appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Rutherford misses with a looping left.
Diego blocks the body kick.
Diego misses with a low kick.
Rutherford smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Diego uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Diego throws a jab but it's blocked by Rutherford.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diego walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
An inside leg kick from Rutherford misses.

Rutherford moves into the clinch successfully.
Rutherford digs a right hand underneath Diego's ribcage. Diego let out a lung full of air as it connected.

Rutherford breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Diego blocks the body kick.
Diego is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Rutherford gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Diego connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Diego lands with a slapping head kick.
Diego dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rutherford. That did some damage!
Rutherford keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Rutherford has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Diego.
A bone on bone clash there as Diego blocks the leg kick.
Diego waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rutherford.
A counter left hand to the body from Rutherford misses its target.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford looks to land a left hand but Diego moved out of range nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A big right from Rutherford misses.
Diego moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Rutherford throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rutherford moves out of range of the leg kick from Diego.
Diego misses with a two punch combination.
Diego connects with a solid leg kick.
Rutherford scores with a crisp jab that stopped Diego in his tracks.
Rutherford cracks Diego with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Rutherford takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Rutherford jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Diego lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Diego comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Diego.
Rutherford on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Diego. Diego obviously looking to wear him down.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rutherford misses with a straight left.
Rutherford misses with an attempted mid kick.
Rutherford ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Diego moves away.
Rutherford swings for the body but Diego moves out of range.
Diego swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Diego lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Diego lands with a thumping leg kick.
Diego misses with a hook
and Rutherford counters with a straight right hand.
Diego throws a shot to the body.
Diego moves out of range of the body kick.
Rutherford is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Rutherford throws a shot from downtown. Diego moves away and avoids it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diego connects with an inside leg kick.
Diego misses with a hook.
Diego doesn't manage to clinch there - Rutherford circles away.
Nice defenses there by Diego.
A jab from Rutherford misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diego moves away from the strike by Rutherford.
Rutherford looks for the body kick but Diego saw that one coming.
Diego blocks a head kick by Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a half hearted mid kick.
Diego throws out a counter right but Rutherford avoids it with no problem.
Diego throws a big shot that misses.
It looked like Rutherford wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Diego on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Some bone on bone action there as Rutherford checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Rutherford swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Donk. Diego catches Rutherford right on the button with a cross.
A head kick misses from Diego.
Diego throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Diego takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Diego is trying to counter with his kicks.
Diego lands a slapping body shot.
Rutherford slips under a jab from Diego.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Diego's head backwards.
Rutherford scores with a decent looking hook.
Rutherford throws a chopping leg kick but Diego manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Rutherford slips a straight right by Diego.
A looping hook to the body misses from Diego. Rutherford does a little dance to reset his feet.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Diego fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Rutherford moves out of range of the body kick from Diego.
Diego lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Diego tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Rutherford blocks a head kick by Diego.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Rutherford ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rutherford pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Diego throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Diego tries to clinch there but Rutherford circles away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diego misses with a low kick.
Diego tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rutherford was well out of range. Poor timing from Diego.

Rutherford gets a clinch.
Diego stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Diego misses with a hook to the ribs.
Steven Rutherford has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Rutherford misses with a punch to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Diego misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Diego.
Diego tries to throw a body punch but Rutherford avoids it by throwing Diego back against the cage.
Rutherford pushes Diego back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Rutherford.
Diego is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Rutherford lands an uppercut.
Rutherford digs a right hand into Diego's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Diego's gas tank.
Rutherford scores with a shoulder strike.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford lands a hook that snaps the head of Diego backwards.
Rutherford misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Diego fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Rutherford misses with the head strike.
A short uppercut from Rutherford.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Diego.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Diego fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rutherford misses with the head strike.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Diego misses with a hook to the ribs.
Diego is trying to maintain a safe position but Rutherford gets an underhook and turns Diego into the cage.
Diego misses with a shot to the kidneys.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Steven Rutherford had his way with Don Diego in that round.
The cut man is working on Don Diego's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Diego lands with a hook. Rutherford tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Diego connects with a body shot.
Rutherford looks to throw the jab but Diego is out of range.
Diego throws a sloppy head kick and Rutherford moves out of range easily.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the head.
Diego misses with a low kick.
A solid body kick from Rutherford.
Rutherford avoids the head kick by Diego.
Rutherford goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Diego misses the jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Diego is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
A low kick from Diego misses
and Rutherford counters with a nice uppercut.
Rutherford lands with an overhand left.
Rutherford misses with a straight right.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diego scores with a sloppy right hand. Rutherford should have avoided that one.
Diego misses with a looping left.
A quick step to the side and Rutherford tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Diego throws a jab when Rutherford was well out of range.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut
and Diego counters with a straight right hand.
An inside leg kick from Rutherford misses.
Diego staying out of range there.
Diego lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Diego waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rutherford.
A quick step to the side and Rutherford tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Diego misses with a low kick.
Rutherford has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Rutherford jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Diego throws a hook but Rutherford blocks it.
Diego paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Diego turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Rutherford shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
A bone on bone clash there as Rutherford blocks the leg kick.
Diego moves out of range of the strikes.
Diego staying out of range there.
Rutherford avoids the body shot from Diego.
Rutherford was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Diego throws a body kick that misses.
Diego looks to score with a jab to the body but Rutherford is just out of range.
Rutherford connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Rutherford finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Diego throws a leg kick
and Rutherford counters with a slapping leg kick.
Rutherford ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Diego moves away.
Rutherford steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Diego.
Rutherford throws an overhand right that lands on Diego's shoulder, as Diego tries to avoid the shot.
Rutherford has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Diego.
Diego throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diego shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Diego jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Diego throws a low kick but it's checked well by Rutherford.
Rutherford fakes the leg kick and cracks Diego in the body.
Nice cross by Rutherford.
Diego uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Rutherford tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Diego will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Rutherford checks a low kick from Diego.
Diego misses with a head kick.
Rutherford takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Rutherford connects with a right hand. Diego shakes it off.
Diego looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Rutherford bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford misses with a double jab.
Diego lands a really nice looking cross but Rutherford seems unphased.
Rutherford keeps the fight on the outside.
A quick step to the side and Rutherford tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rutherford works Diego's body with a nice hook.
Rutherford throws a hook but Diego avoids it easily.
Diego looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
As Diego backs away, Rutherford returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Diego throws an overhand right that lands on Rutherford's shoulder, as Rutherford tries to avoid the shot.
Diego misses with a shot to the body
and Rutherford counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Rutherford misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Rutherford throws a low kick but Diego moves out of range easily.
Rutherford moves out of range as Diego strikes.
Good work by Diego as he checks the leg kick.
Rutherford moves out of range of the strikes.
A nice leg kick lands there from Diego.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 47:48
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 47:49
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 47:48

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

Don Diego looked relieved post fight as he said the following; 'I'll finally speak, my English no very good so my apologize. I work very hard for dis, and thank you to my trainers, and people back home. I will KO anybody...Sorry to my opponent, I do feel bad for him, that was no fun time for him..'.
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Event: Syn 435 - Slinga vs. Dyson     
Date:   Apr 28, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Karol Tarczynski and Steven Rutherford. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

186 cm
34
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27 - 9 - 1
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27
186 lbs
17 - 0 - 1
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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, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Karol Tarczynski!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Jack Bonds and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rutherford takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Tarczynski throws a push kick but Rutherford slaps the foot to one side.
Tarczynski scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Rutherford takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Tarczynski looks to land a body kick but Rutherford moved away.
Rutherford lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Rutherford connects with a body shot that sends Tarczynski's belly button to the back.
Rutherford's jab looks to have found its range, popping Tarczynski under the eye.
Karol Tarczynski seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Tarczynski scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Rutherford doesn't seem bothered though.
Rutherford swings for the body but Tarczynski moves out of range.
Rutherford takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Tarczynski misses with a straight right.
Rutherford misses with a straight left.

Rutherford has managed to clinch.
Rutherford lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Tarczynski backwards.
Rutherford throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Tarczynskis head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Tarczynski working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Rutherford avoiding damage as Tarczynski throws knees to the body.
Tarczynski is trying to break the clinch but Rutherford has him pressed against the cage.
Rutherford is leaning against Tarczynski and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Tarczynski has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
Tarczynski fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Tarczynski softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Tarczynski wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Rutherford lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
We've been hearing reports that Tarczynski has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Tarczynski pushes Rutherford back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Tarczynski controls his hands.
Rutherford lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Rutherford managing to block the knees to the body from Tarczynski.
Nice body punch from Rutherford - that landed with a thud.
Tarczynski swings away with an uppercut that misses.

Tarczynski breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Tarczynski throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rutherford is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Tarczynski uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rutherford.
Tarczynski is looking to counter the offense by Rutherford and move into the clinch.
Tarczynski misses with an attempted mid kick.
Rutherford misses with a jab to the body
and Tarczynski counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford misses with a head kick.

Rutherford clinches up with Tarczynski and pushes him back against the cage.
Tarczynski misses with a knee to the head.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
Tarczynski tries to break free but Rutherford pushes him back against the cage.
Rutherford lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

It looks like Karol Tarczynski has been cut.

Tarczynski's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Tarczynski slips a straight right by Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.

Rutherford lands a big head kick that sends Tarczynski tumbling to the mat! Rutherford takes a step backwards and waves Tarczynski back to his feet - he wants the finish!
Tarczynski throws a chopping leg kick but Rutherford manages to avoid taking any serious damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford lands with a cross.
Rutherford thows a left - swing and a miss!
Tarczynski uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rutherford.
Tarczynski avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Tarczynski avoids the head kick by Rutherford.
Rutherford chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Tarczynski can pounce on him.
Rutherford throws a head kick but Tarczynski moves out of range.
Tarczynski takes a kick to the side of the head.
Tarczynski clobbers Rutherford with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Rutherford works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Rutherford tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Tarczynski misses with a looping left.
Rutherford throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Tarczynski sees it coming and avoids it easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Tarczynski, as that shot connected.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford lets loose with a powerful body kick. Tarczynski will feel that in the morning.
A jab from Rutherford finds it's way through Tarczynski's defenses.
A slapping leg kick lands for Rutherford.
Rutherford ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Tarczynski moves away.
A quick step to the side and Tarczynski tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Decent striking displayed by Tarczynski there.
Tarczynski digs a good hook to Rutherford's body.
Rutherford moves away from the strike by Tarczynski.
Rutherford misses with a kick to the body
and Tarczynski counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Tarczynski avoids a kick to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Tarczynski plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Rutherford throws a hook but Tarczynski avoids it easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Steven Rutherford dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Karol Tarczynski's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Tarczynski lands with a thumping leg kick.
Tarczynski lands a leg kick that knocks Rutherford off balance momentarily.
Rutherford takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Rutherford misses the jab.
Steven Rutherford seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A good leg kick by Tarczynski.
Rutherford moves forwards but Tarczynski connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Tarczynski on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Rutherford. Rutherford obviously looking to wear him down.
Rutherford lands a nice shot to the body.
Tarczynski misses with a shot to the body
and Rutherford counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Tarczynski thuds his shin into the meat of Rutherford's side.
Tarczynski misses with a low kick as Rutherford jumps back.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Tarczynski.
Rutherford slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tarczynski walks into a stiff left hand from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a looping right.

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

Tarczynski is rocked!
Tarczynski throws a nice inside leg kick.
Rutherford lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Tarczynski at a distance.
This has been an exciting period of action!
An inside leg kick lands from Rutherford.
Tarczynski steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut.
Rutherford tried to score with a low kick but Tarczynski checks it.
Rutherford pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A counter left hand to the body from Tarczynski misses its target.
Tarczynski throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Rutherford counters with an inside leg kick.
Tarczynski has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Rutherford.
Rutherford thows a left - swing and a miss!
Tarczynski tries to counter by clinching up but Rutherford breaks away and moves out of range.
Rutherford has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Rutherford swings for the body but Tarczynski moves out of range.
Rutherford slips a jab from Tarczynski.
Donk. Tarczynski catches Rutherford right on the button with a cross.
Tarczynski throws a hook but Rutherford blocks it.
Rutherford swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Tarczynski keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rutherford tries to land a leg kick but Tarczynski saw it coming and moves away.
Rutherford drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Rutherford lands with a thumping leg kick.
Nice body kick from Tarczynski.
Rutherford dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Tarczynski. That did some damage!
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Tarczynski 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 Rutherford has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Rutherford and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tarczynski throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Tarczynski misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
Rutherford is looking to slow Tarczynski down with leg kicks.
Crunch! Tarczynski slams his shin into Rutherford's torso.
Tarczynski takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Tarczynski moves out of range as Rutherford throws a body kick.
Rutherford gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Tarczynski connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
A good leg kick by Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a head kick that misses.
Tarczynski scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Rutherford pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Rutherford looks to score with a jab to the body but Tarczynski is just out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a hook. Tarczynski ducked under it nicely.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Tarczynski fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Rutherford has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Tarczynski throws a body punch but Rutherford moves out of range.
Rutherford misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Tarczynski cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Tarczynski looks to score with a jab to the body but Rutherford is just out of range.
Tarczynski uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rutherford.
Rutherford moves away from the strike by Tarczynski.
Rutherford lands a nice looking body shot.
Tarczynski clobbers Rutherford with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Rutherford lands a nice leg kick that just misses Tarczynski's sensitive parts.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Tarczynski misses with a straight left.
A big right from Tarczynski misses.
Rutherford counters with a body kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Steven Rutherford showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Karol Tarczynski's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. And we move into the final round!


Rutherford buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Rutherford chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Tarczynski can pounce on him.
Tarczynski pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Rutherford feints a counter leg kick.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Tarczynski throws a front kick aimed at Rutherford's knee but Rutherford avoids it well.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Rutherford connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Rutherford scores with a head kick. Tarczynski tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.

Karol Tarczynski's cut is getting worse.
Tarczynski feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Rutherford's calf.
Rutherford looks for the body kick but Tarczynski saw that one coming.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tarczynski sizes up Rutherford with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Rutherford just misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford slips under a jab from Tarczynski.
Tarczynski darts in and out, connecting with a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford slips under a jab from Tarczynski.
Rutherford was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Rutherford scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Tarczynski catches Rutherford with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Tarczynski takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Rutherford ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rutherford throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Tarczynski lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Tarczynski takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
An inside leg kick from Rutherford misses.
Tarczynski throws a predictable looking body shot
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Rutherford cracks Tarczynski with an open hand slap.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tarczynski scoring well with a low kick there.
Rutherford takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Tarczynski tries to move into range but Rutherford moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Tarczynski throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Karol Tarczynski has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Rutherford scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Tarczynski throws a lazy head kick
and Rutherford cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Tarczynski throws a body shot but no joy.
Tarczynski moves out of range of the leg kick from Rutherford.
A slow jab from Rutherford misses its intended target.
Tarczynski works Rutherford's body with a nice hook.
Rutherford throws a half hearted mid kick.
And Tarczynski counters with a quick kick to the body but Rutherford blocks it.
Rutherford just misses with a punch to the body.
Steven Rutherford is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford needs to keep his hands up - Tarczynski had a free shot at his head there.
A big right from Rutherford misses.
Tarczynski takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Rutherford's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Tarczynski throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Tarczynski fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Rutherford on the side of the head.
Nice body punch from Rutherford.
A nice leg kick lands there from Tarczynski.
Tarczynski fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Rutherford swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Tarczynski takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Tarczynski avoids the head kick by Rutherford.
Tarczynski misses with a low kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A low kick from Tarczynski misses
and Rutherford makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
A jab lands there for Tarczynski.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Tarczynski misses with a hook. Rutherford ducked under it nicely.
Tarczynski looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Rutherford moves out of range as Tarczynski strikes.
Rutherford with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Rutherford attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Rutherford checks a low kick from Tarczynski.
Tarczynski misses with the body kick
and Rutherford connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Rutherford connects with the punch.
Rutherford throws a front kick that sends Tarczynski stumbling back into the cage.

Rutherford gets a clinch.

And that's the end of the fight!
Steven Rutherford comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Rutherford 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 27:30
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Steven Rutherford!
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Event: LEGACY! 60     
Date:   Mar 26, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Steven Rutherford and George Pedro. Steven Rutherford had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

183 cm
26
186 lbs
16 - 0 - 1
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26
195 lbs
16 - 6 - 2
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 6 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
The judges for this bout are Trevor Gratis, William Peck and Steve Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pedro tries to land a front kick but Rutherford steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Pedro moves out of range of the strikes.
Rutherford looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Pedro cracks the inside of Rutherford's front leg.
Nice shot lands for Pedro.
Rutherford swats away the attempt to clinch by Pedro.
Rutherford swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Pedro throws a leg kick but Rutherford sees it coming and moves out of range.

Pedro pushes Rutherford up against the cage in a clinch.
Rutherford lands with a short punch from the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Rutherford lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro misses with the head strike.
Pedro tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Pedro misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutherford lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Pedro backwards.
Pedro pushes Rutherford back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A right hook to the body lands for Pedro.
Pedro digs a right hand underneath Rutherford's ribcage. Rutherford let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Rutherford escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Steven Rutherford is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Pedro throws a combination that misses
and Rutherford makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Pedro misses with a hook. Rutherford ducked under it nicely.
Pedro misses with the combination.
Rutherford scores with a body shot.
Pedro scores with a jab to the body.
Pedro bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Pedro misses with a lunging right hand
and Rutherford counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Pedro 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.
Pedro misses the shot to the body.
Rutherford looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Rutherford gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Pedro.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Pedro closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Pedro closes the distance but Rutherford moves to the side
and Rutherford cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Pedro connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Rutherford's hands.
Pedro scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Pedro motions for Rutherford to come forward. Pedro throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Rutherford takes one to the chin there.
Rutherford fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Pedro manages to avoid it.
Pedro steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Rutherford.
Decent striking displayed by Pedro there.

Pedro closes the distance and pushes Rutherford back into the cage.
Rutherford takes a shot to the head.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Pedro blocks it.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Pedro throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Rutherfords head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Rutherford has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Rutherford manages to break the clinch.
Pedro misses with a body shot.
Rutherford thinks about countering with a body kick.
Pedro takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

Pedro has taken the fight to the clinch.
Pedro blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford lands a body shot in the clinch.
Pedro lands a hook that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Pedro controls his hands.
Pedro is looking for a takedown.
Pedro prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Pedro blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford lands a nice uppercut.
Rutherford lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Pedro tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Pedro prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Pedro working aggressively here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Nice body punch from Rutherford.
Pedro swings away with an uppercut that misses.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rutherford lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Pedro backwards.
Pedro working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Rutherford prevents a takedown attempt there.
Rutherford lands a body punch.

Rutherford breaks from the clinch.
Pedro tries to land a front kick but Rutherford steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Pedro waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.

Pedro gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Pedro goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford lands with a short head shot on the inside.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Pedro tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Pedro misses with the head strike.
A body shot lands from Rutherford.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but George Pedro will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Rutherford scores with a spinning back kick!
Rutherford explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Rutherford lands with a thumping leg kick.
Rutherford looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Rutherford connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Rutherford fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Rutherford misses with a looping left.
Rutherford sets himself, and Pedro steps forward looking for the clinch! Rutherford avoids it this time.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but Pedro sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Rutherford motions for Pedro to come forward. Rutherford throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Pedro takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Pedro tries to work over Rutherford's front leg with a kick but Rutherford checks it.
As Pedro backs away, Rutherford returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford cracks Pedro with a good jab.
Pedro throws an off balance right hand
and Rutherford counters with a nice uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Pedro throws a nice outside leg kick.
Rutherford swats away the attempt to clinch by Pedro.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro doesn't manage to clinch there - Rutherford circles away.
A decent looking cross lands there for Pedro.
Rutherford throws a front kick that sends Pedro stumbling back into the cage.
Pedro is breathing heavily.
Rutherford lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Pedro throws a leg kick but Rutherford sees it coming and moves out of range.
Rutherford ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Rutherford moves out of range as Pedro strikes.
Pedro walks into a jab.
A punch lands to the side of Pedro 's head but he takes it in his stride.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Rutherford connects with a good right hand that stumbles Pedro. Pedro circles away out of range and recomposes himself.

Pedro is rocked!
Rutherford moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Pedro is still on wobbly legs! Can Rutherford finish him?
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Pedro throws a head kick that misses
and Rutherford counters with a left to the body.
Rutherford closes the distance and lands a vicious right hand that drops Pedro! Rutherford dives in looking to finish! Pedro is still trying to defend himself but he's taking too many shots and the referee has no choice but to stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Steven Rutherford!
S C
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time
G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
68%

 

Event: LEGACY! 56     
Date:   Mar 12, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Antonio Lobo and Steven Rutherford. Antonio Lobo had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

185 cm
26
190 lbs
19 - 3 - 0
183 cm
26
186 lbs
15 - 0 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent MT
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Sun-Tzu

Reaper Combatwear
KAISER



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, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Antonio Lobo!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
The judges for this bout are Yves DeLean, Robert Douchet and Dillan Fox.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rutherford throws a big shot that misses.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Lobo 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 Rutherford has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Rutherford and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Rutherford follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Lobo is looking to score with low kicks.
Lobo wants to clinch up but Rutherford keeps it at a distance.
A nice side step and Rutherford releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Antonio Lobo seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Lobo moves into the clinch.
Rutherford lands a nice uppercut.
Lobo blocking some punches.
Lobo blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford lands with a right to the head.
Rutherford lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Rutherford tries to work over Lobo's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford lands a nice shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Rutherford breaks the clinch.
Rutherford has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Lobo is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Lobo avoids the head kick by Rutherford.
Rutherford scores with a sloppy right hand. Lobo should have avoided that one.
Rutherford avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
It seemed like Rutherford was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Lobo connects with an inside leg kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Lobo moves into the clinch successfully.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lobo is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Rutherford to keep the fight standing.
I was talking to Lobo's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Rutherford scores with a hook to the body.

Rutherford breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Lobo has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Rutherford finds it's way round the side to connect with Lobo's head.
Lobo wants to clinch.
Jab, jab by Rutherford - just one landing.
Lobo drops his hands momentarily and Rutherford takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Lobo lands a nice looking kick to the body. Rutherford takes a step back to recover.
Rutherford goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
The crowd cheers as Rutherford lands an impressive looking overhand right. Lobo doesn't seem phased though.
Lobo tries to clinch but Rutherford is having none of it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lobo throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Rutherford.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A cross from Rutherford lands.
Lobo pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Rutherford throws a sloppy head kick and Lobo moves out of range easily.
Lobo is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Lobo thows a leg kick but Rutherford checks it
and Rutherford cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Lobo throws a low kick, looking for Rutherford's leg but Rutherford calmly moves out of range.
Lobo throws a low kick, looking for Rutherford's leg but Rutherford calmly moves out of range.
A head kick misses from Rutherford.
Lobo tries to land a front kick but Rutherford steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Rutherford slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Lobo fails in his attempt to clinch.
Rutherford connects with a solid leg kick.
Rutherford is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Lobo had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Rutherford connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head kick misses from Rutherford.
Rutherford dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Lobo. That did some damage!
Lobo thuds his shin into the meat of Rutherford's side.
Rutherford with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Lobo connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Lobo blocks a head kick by Rutherford.
Lobo thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Rutherford if he has to take too many more of those.
Lobo on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Lobo misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Rutherford digs a good body shot into Lobo's ribs.
Rutherford moves out of range of the body kick from Lobo.
Lobo misses with a leg kick
and Rutherford counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Lobo misses with a body kick.
Lobo fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Rutherford checks it well.
Rutherford misses with a double jab

and Lobo counters by moving into the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lobo blocking some punches.
Rutherford tries a body shot but Lobo blocks it.
Lobo lands an elbow that stopped Rutherford in his tracks for a moment.
Rutherford presses Lobo against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Lobo misses with an elbow over the top.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Lobo throws an elbow that misses.
Rutherford avoids the elbow strike from Lobo, against the cage.
Lobo jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Rutherford walks away with a smile on his face. Lobo gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Lobo doesn't manage to clinch there - Rutherford circles away.
Rutherford slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Rutherford buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Lobo feints and then cracks Rutherford's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Rutherford down.

Lobo gets a clinch.
Rutherford lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rutherford 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.
Steven Rutherford seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Rutherford avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Lobo moves to clinch but Rutherford breaks away
and Rutherford counters with a nice kick to the body.
Rutherford is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Lobo lands a leg kick that knocks Rutherford off balance momentarily.
Rutherford tried to score with a low kick but Lobo checks it.
Lobo walks into a left hand.
Lobo pivots, looking for a leg kick but Rutherford is out of range and Lobo settles back down.
Lobo throws a leg kick that misses.
Rutherford lands a nice shot that snaps Lobo's head back.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Lobo wants to clinch up but Rutherford keeps it at a distance.
Rutherford scores with a sloppy right hand. Lobo should have avoided that one.
Rutherford throws a good cross that connects.

Lobo is rocked!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Lobo misses with a leg kick
and Rutherford counters with a crisp right that sends Lobo to the canvas! Rutherford follows up with punches from the mount and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:59 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Steven Rutherford!
S C
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G S C
time
G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
64%

 

Event: LEGACY! 51     
Date:   Feb 26, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Steven Rutherford and John Altare. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

183 cm
26
186 lbs
14 - 0 - 1
185 cm
25
197 lbs
12 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Reaper Combatwear
KAISER

Sun-Tzu
Voodoo Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
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 New York, John Altare!
The judges for this bout are Trevor Gratis, Alec Ball and Gregory Folan.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rutherford slips under a jab.
Rutherford is looking to counter with a body kick.
Altare feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Rutherfords jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
The crowd cheers as Rutherford lands an impressive looking overhand right. Altare doesn't seem phased though.
Rutherford fails with an attempt to clinch.
Altare feints a counter leg kick.
Rutherford wants to clinch up but Altare keeps it at a distance.
Altare just misses with a punch to the body.
We've been informed that Altare has been sparring a lot of Muay Thai in the buildup to this fight so let's see if that has an impact on the result.
Rutherford connects with a leg kick. Altare looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Altare misses with a left hand
enabling Rutherford to counter with a crisp jab.

It looks like John Altare has been cut.
Rutherford misses with a straight left.
Altare takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Altare slips a jab from Rutherford.
Altare fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Altare throws a jab when Rutherford was well 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!
Altare will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Altare ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rutherford moves away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford scores with a body shot.
Rutherford throws a head kick that misses
and Altare cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Rutherford lands a head shot.
Rutherford waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Altare.
Altare takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Rutherford ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
A big right from Rutherford misses.
Rutherford takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Rutherford slips under a jab.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Altare.
Rutherford swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Rutherford looks to throw the jab but Altare is out of range.
Rutherford closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
John Altare seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Altare throws a shot from downtown. Rutherford moves away and avoids it.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rutherford throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a hook
and Altare counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Altare misses with a wild body shot.
Altare throws an overhand right that lands on Rutherford's shoulder, as Rutherford tries to avoid the shot.
Altare takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Rutherford is looking to land body kicks.
Altare finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Jab from Altare.
Rutherford tries to close the distance and clinch up but Altare swats him away and circles back towards the center.
A swing and a miss from Altare.
Rutherford throws a quick counter kick to the body but Altare avoids it.
Altare takes a swing at Rutherford's ribcage but misses.
Rutherford swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Altare jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rutherford connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Altare's hands.
Altare misses with a wild body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Altare takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Rutherford pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Rutherford throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
It seemed like Altare was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Altare throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.

It looks like Steven Rutherford has been cut.
Rutherford lands with a right hand.
Altare pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Decent striking displayed by Altare there.
Rutherford connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Rutherford misses with a body shot.
Rutherford connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Altare throws a series of punches but Rutherford moves 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!

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

Altare is rocked!
Altare switches off momentarily and Rutherford cracks him with a monster right hand! Altare topples backwards and makes a semi conscious attempt to cover up, as Rutherford dives in to land one more shot, before the referee has time to call the fight. What a finish by Rutherford!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Steven Rutherford!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C
time
G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
62%

 

Event: LEGACY! 43     
Date:   Jan 29, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Steven Rutherford and Josh Massey. Massey comes into a darkened arena with his song building. 5 minutes Alone kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Both fighters really staring each other down here, as Josh Massey enters the cage!

183 cm
26
184 lbs
13 - 0 - 1
182 cm
26
187 lbs
6 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Reaper Combatwear

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Josh Massey!
The judges for this bout are Elvis Blanc, Robert Douchet and Ian Loll.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Massey will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Massey has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Rutherford is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Massey takes a head kick and keeps coming.

It looks like Josh Massey has been cut.
Rutherford pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Rutherford gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Massey makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Rutherford is looking to land body kicks.
Massey on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Massey misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Rutherford half committed to a counter leg kick.
Massey misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford throws a body punch but Massey moves out of range.
Massey blocks a head kick by Rutherford.

Rutherford instigates a clinch.
Massey prevents a body shot from Rutherford.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Massey blocking some punches.
Massey tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Massey looking to stall.
Rutherford lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Massey can't find room to land a body shot as Rutherford controls the action.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford blocks a body shot from Massey.
Rutherford misses with the head strike.
A short right from Rutherford.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Rutherford tries to work over Massey's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A right hand to the body from Rutherford.
Massey is looking to break free of the clinch but Rutherford has double underhooks.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Rutherford lands a body punch.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Rutherford letting Massey take a breather here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Massey swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
Massey misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rutherford blocks an uppercut.
Massey struggles to land a body shot inside as Rutherford controls his hands.
Rutherford tries to work over Massey's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Massey misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Massey lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Massey's elbow.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.

Massey manages to break the clinch.
Rutherford looks to land a right hand but Massey moved out of range.
It seemed like Massey was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Nice jab there from Massey.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Massey throws an overhand right that lands on Rutherford's shoulder, as Rutherford tries to avoid the shot.
Rutherford turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Rutherford tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Massey is able to avoid easily.
Massey feints a counter leg kick.
Massey avoids a kick to the body.
A little jabbing left from Massey on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Rutherford cracks a nice hook into Massey's ribs.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rutherford. Massey does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rutherford looks to land a body kick but Massey moved away.
Massey throws a right hand that misses
enabling Rutherford to counter with a crisp jab.
Massey tests Rutherford's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Rutherford 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 Massey has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Massey and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Rutherford lands with a kick to the ribs.
Rutherford feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Massey's calf.
Rutherford throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Massey connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Massey doesn't seem bothered though.
Massey avoids a kick to the body.
Rutherford just misses with a punch to the body.
Massey shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Rutherford eats them both and turns towards Massey to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.

It looks like Steven Rutherford has been cut.
Massey misses with a leg kick.
Rutherford connects with an inside leg kick.
Massey stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Rutherford.
Massey on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Rutherford gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Massey makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Massey stuns Rutherford with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Massey lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Rutherford slips under a jab from Massey.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Steven Rutherford dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Massey takes a swing at Rutherford's ribcage but misses.
Rutherford steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Massey.
Massey avoids the head kick by Rutherford.
Massey looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Rutherford throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Steven Rutherford is winning the standup battle so far.
Massey lands a body shot.
Massey looks to land a left hand but Rutherford moved out of range nicely.
Massey scores with a one two! Rutherford had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
Massey misses with a wild body shot.
Rutherford tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Massey manages to circle out of the way.
Massey swings for the body but Rutherford moves out of range.
Massey takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Massey misses with a right hand
and Rutherford counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Rutherford seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Massey throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rutherford half committed to a counter leg kick.
Rutherford lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford throws a head kick that misses.
Rutherford moves away from the strike by Massey.
Rutherford is looking to counter with a body kick.
Rutherford cracks Massey with a good jab.
Rutherford moves into range and connects with a jab.

That has opened up Josh Massey's cut even more.
Rutherford lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Massey at a distance.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Rutherford keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Massey throws a sloppy body shot
and Rutherford connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Rutherford throws out a powerful jab.

Massey is rocked!
Massey throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Rutherford counters with a huge overhand right that connects right on the temple, sending him crumpling, face first to the floor! This one is all over! What a knockout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:54 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Steven Rutherford!
S C
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G S C
B
G S C
time
G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
manager
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
59%

 

Event: LEGACY! 35     
Date:   Jan 01, 2016

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Nicolas Arenas and Steven Rutherford. Arenas comes to the cage accompanied by Alive-Krewella. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

188 cm
25
197 lbs
11 - 7 - 0
183 cm
25
183 lbs
12 - 0 - 1
Great wrestler
World class MT
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Reaper Combatwear



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, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Nicolas Arenas!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
The judges for this bout are Ren Mimura, Yuuki Gou and Yukihiro Shimada.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A big right from Arenas misses.
Arenas blocks a jab.
Arenas seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Arenas loads up on a big right hand but Rutherford slips the punch.
Nicolas Arenas seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rutherford takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.

It looks like Nicolas Arenas has been cut.
Arenas takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Arenas connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Rutherford's hands.
A shot to the body from Arenas misses
and Rutherford counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Rutherford throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Rutherford's jab looks to have found its range, popping Arenas under the eye.
Arenas throws out a loose jab but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Arenas throws a lazy uppercut
and Rutherford makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rutherford uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Arenas.
Rutherford throws a leg kick which misses Arenas's front leg but catches the back leg as Arenas tries to avoid it.

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

Arenas is rocked!
Arenas throws a looping overhand right but Rutherford ducks down to avoid it.
Rutherford tries to counter with a clinch but Arenas shakes him off and moves away.
Oh Arenas is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Rutherford lands a nice leg kick that just misses Arenas's sensitive parts.
Rutherford walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Rutherford drops Arenas with a straight left! Oh this is bad for Arenas! Rutherford dives in and starts dropping bombs - the referee has no choice but to step in and save him!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Steven Rutherford!
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Event: LEGACY! 25     
Date:   Nov 21, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Henry White and Steven Rutherford. I don't know about you partner, but I'm pumped for this one!

186 cm
25
180 lbs
5 - 2 - 0
183 cm
25
178 lbs
11 - 0 - 1
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Machiavelli Boutique
Urban Fighter

Reaper Combatwear



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, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Henry White!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
The judges for this bout are Steve Smith, Robert Douchet and Trevor Gratis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Oooooh!!! Rutherford has knocked White down with a huge combo! Rutherford steps away and waves a wobbly White back to his feet! This one might not go much longer!
Rutherford pulls out of a head kick attempt.
White blocks a jab.
White with a nice cross.
Rutherford misses with a hook. White ducked under it nicely.
A swing and a miss from Rutherford.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rutherford will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Rutherford moves out of range as White throws a body kick.
Rutherford throws a head kick that White semi-blocks.
White scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
White lands the left hand.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rutherford. White does a little dance to reset his feet.
It looked like White wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Nice defenses there by White.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. White checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
White looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Rutherford misses with a body punch
and Rutherford takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
White avoids the head kick by Rutherford.
White takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Steven Rutherford seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
White on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Rutherford. Rutherford obviously looking to wear him down.
Rutherford misses with a looping right.
White is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
A slapping leg kick lands for White.
White throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rutherford sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rutherford misses with a hook
and White counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Rutherford tries to work over White's front leg with a kick but White checks it.
Rutherford throws a combination but it was largely blocked by White.
Rutherford works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford throws a body punch but White moves out of range.
Rutherford misses with a hook
and White counters with a left to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rutherford throws a looping overhand right but White ducks down to avoid it.
White lands a head shot.
White throws a poor cross that misses
letting Rutherford counter with a right hand.
White avoids the head kick by Rutherford.
A quick step to the side and White tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
White avoids a kick to the body.
Rutherford blocks a jab.

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

White is rocked!
Rutherford misses with a left hand
and White counters with an outside leg kick.
The crowd cheers as Rutherford lands an impressive looking overhand right. White doesn't seem phased though.
White is looking to land body kicks.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford tries to clinch but fails miserably
and White counters with a three punch combo that has Rutherford backing up. Rutherford nods at White to acknowledge the strikes.
Rutherford misses the shot to the body.
A lazy body kick from Rutherford
and White counters with a good low kick that Rutherford was not able to check.
White on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
White takes a shot right to the bread basket.
White checks the leg kick nicely there.
White was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
White steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from White 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 Rutherford has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Rutherford and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Rutherford lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
White with a body punch. A glancing blow.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford blocks a jab.
Rutherford throws a lazy body kick
and White counters with a nice uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from White.
Rutherford misses with a hook.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
White feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Rutherfords jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
White's corner calls for a 1-2. White obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Rutherford checks a leg kick nicely.
White dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Rutherford scores with a hook to the body. White takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
White pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Rutherford connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Rutherford throws the left hand but White avoids the punch easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


White ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rutherford swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
White swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Rutherford doesn't manage to clinch there - White circles away.
As Rutherford looks to move away, White throws a big counter combo but Rutherford just gets out of the way.
Rutherford scores with a spinning back kick!
Rutherford takes one on the button.
Steven Rutherford seems to be getting the better of the standup.
White throws a head kick that misses
and Rutherford counters with a straight right hand.
Rutherford thows a leg kick but White checks it
and White counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Rutherford lands with a good body shot.
Rutherford has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
White getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Rutherford throws a leg kick which misses White's front leg but catches the back leg as White tries to avoid it.
Rutherford sizes up White with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rutherford lands a head kick!
Oh White is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!

That's one minute gone in the round.
White connects with a leg kick. Rutherford looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
A combination from White does no damage.
White seems to have got his legs back now.
Rutherford misses with a jab, cross combination.
A solid leg kick lands there for White.
Nice defenses there by Rutherford.
A low kick from Rutherford is predictable there
and White counters with a nice body kick.
Rutherford tried to score with a low kick but White checks it.
Rutherford throws a combination that misses
and White connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Rutherford stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Rutherford avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
White feints and then cracks Rutherford's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Rutherford down.
White misses with a body shot.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether White might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
White walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nice defenses there by Rutherford.
A low kick from Rutherford is predictable there
and White counters with a thumping low kick.
White slips a jab and a cross from Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a head kick but White moves out of range.
White fires out a quick counter leg kick but Rutherford just manages to avoid it.
Rutherford tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Rutherford misses with a head kick.
Rutherford lands with a kick to the ribs.
Rutherford wants to land a leg kick but White is out of range.
White swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Rutherford throws the kick towards the body but White avoids it.
White is looking to counter punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
White misses with a jab, cross combination.
Rutherford works the jab nicely.
White displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rutherford throws out the jab.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the body
and White counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Rutherford throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A slow jab from Rutherford misses its intended target.
White was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Rutherford tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
White throws a shot from downtown. Rutherford moves away and avoids it.
Rutherford lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Rutherford throws a right and a left that White avoids nicely.
Rutherford misses with the body kick
and Rutherford takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
White lands with an uppercut that bounces Rutherford off the cage and back into range.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rutherford throws a body kick that misses
and White counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Rutherford throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by White.
Rutherford throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
White is looking to counter punch.
White throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rutherford misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
White on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
White walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
White takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
White takes a shot right to the bread basket.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Steven Rutherford showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Rutherford on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
White throws a leg kick that is checked
and Rutherford counters with an outside leg kick.
Rutherford lands a leg kick that knocks White off balance momentarily.
White lands with a nice body punch.
Rutherford's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
White looks to land a right hand but Rutherford moved out of range.
Rutherford scores with a nice strike.
A cross from Rutherford lands.
Rutherford scores with a kick to the midsection.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford misses with a low kick.
Rutherford plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
White digs a good hook to Rutherford's body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rutherford fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford is looking to score with low kicks.
White takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
White throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Rutherford works the jab nicely.
Rutherford shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Rutherford tries to work over White's front leg with a kick but White checks it.
White catches Rutherford with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
White lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rutherford's sensitive parts.
Rutherford looks to land a left hand but White moved out of range nicely.
Rutherford tries a head kick but it misses.
White ducks right into an uppercut from Rutherford.
Henry White has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford lands with a thumping leg kick.
Rutherford swings for the body but White moves out of range.

Rutherford gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rutherford lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
White gets through Rutherford's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A hook to the body from Rutherford.
White prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
White struggles to land a body shot inside as Rutherford controls his hands.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as White controls his hands.
Rutherford presses White against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for White.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
White misses with the head strike.
Rutherford lands with a light punch inside.
Steven Rutherford is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford digs a right hand into White's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on White's gas tank.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
White scores with an uppercut up the middle.
White swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford digs a right hand underneath White's ribcage. White let out a lung full of air as it connected.
White blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
White prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by White.
White lands a body punch in the clinch.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
A short right hand to the side of the head by White.
White is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
White throws a head punch that misses.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but White uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford gets through White's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
White gets through Rutherford's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
White scores with a shoulder strike.
White doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
White blocks an uppercut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford lands a right hand that snaps the head of White backwards.
White misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rutherford lands a nice shot to the body.
White pushes Rutherford back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
White tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
White swings away with an uppercut that misses.

And that's the end of the fight!
Steven Rutherford comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Rutherford 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 Steve Smith scores the fight 27:30
Judge Robert Douchet scores the fight 27:30
Judge Trevor Gratis scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Steven Rutherford!
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Event: NACF- Gurgel the Legend     
Date:   Oct 10, 2015

Coming up we have a middleweight kickboxing rules bout between Johnny Danielson and Steven Rutherford. Danielson comes to the cage accompanied by Cult of Personality . Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

190 cm
23
192 lbs
3 - 2 - 0
183 cm
24
178 lbs
10 - 0 - 1

Lethal high kicks
Cardio machine

World class MT
Granite chin

Instinct

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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, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Johnny Danielson !
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
The judges for this bout are James Ackerman, Andrew Berry and Phil Schofield.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Danielson misses with a low kick.
Danielson is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Rutherford checks a low kick from Danielson .
Danielson steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Rutherford. That one must have hurt.
Danielson fails with an attempt to clinch.
Rutherford connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
A telegraphed right hand from Danielson misses the target.
Danielson takes a shot to the body in his stride.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Danielson pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Steven Rutherford seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rutherford with a hook.
Rutherford lands with a shot to the body.
A slow jab from Danielson misses its intended target.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Rutherford scores a flash knockdown with a right hook that drops Danielson to his hands and knees! The ref pushes Rutherford away as he looks to land an illegal blow. Danielson got an extra few seconds to recover there, which could have made all the differences as he stumbles back to his feet. The referee looks into his eyes and decides to allow the bout to continue. Can he survive?!
Rutherford throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Danielson slips a jab and a cross from Rutherford.
Rutherford 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.
Rutherford thows a body kick. Danielson tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Rutherford lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut.
Rutherford looks to throw the jab but Danielson is out of range.
It looked like Danielson wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Rutherford with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Rutherford throws a head kick that misses.
Danielson swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

Danielson rushes Rutherford and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Danielson .
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Rutherford creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Rutherford scores with a shot to the side of Danielson 's head.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Danielson .
Rutherford lands a right hand that snaps the head of Danielson backwards.
Danielson tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford scores with a hook to the body.
Danielson tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Rutherford working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Danielson 's elbow.
Danielson blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
A right handed body shot lands from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Danielson or not.
Rutherford managing to block the knees to the body from Danielson .
Rutherford pushes Danielson back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
A short right from Rutherford on the inside.
Rutherford lands a right hand.
Danielson misses with the head strike.
Danielson is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Rutherford is defending well for now.
Rutherford lands with a short shot to the head.

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

Danielson is rocked!
Rutherford is working Danielson over against the cage.
Oh Danielson is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Rutherford blocks an uppercut.
Danielson seems to have got his legs back now.

Rutherford manages to break the clinch.
Danielson walks forward, straight into a front kick from Rutherford.
Danielson is breathing heavily.
Danielson tries to clinch but Rutherford is having none of it.
Rutherford tries a quick counter leg kick but Danielson is wise to it.
Rutherford throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.

Rutherford lands a head kick that bluckles Danielson and drops him to the canvas. He's still conscious but it looks like it's going to take him the full 10 seconds to get back his senses! He's up on 9 and seems to be just about OK to continue.... the referee agrees and we're back to the action with Rutherford no doubt looking to push for a finish!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Danielson tries to keep at a distance but Rutherford has taken the fight into the clinch.
Rutherford lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Rutherford lands with a light punch inside.
Rutherford lands a left hand.
Danielson throws a head punch that misses.
Rutherford makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Danielson misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A short right from Rutherford on the inside.
Rutherford creates a bit of distance and cracks Danielson with a big uppercut! Danielson goes down! The referee pushes Rutherford away into a neutral corner and starts the count. 4,5,6,7. Will Danielson make it up in time? He's still flopping around all over the place! The referee has called off the fight! Rutherford takes it!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:12 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punch). Steven Rutherford!
The defeated Johnny Danielson had this to say: 'I'm disappointed, I know I can do better than that. I need to work harder. Full credit to my opponent for bringing his A-game. Much respect.'.
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Event: NACF 28-Romo vs McCaned     
Date:   Sep 19, 2015

Coming up we have a welterweight kickboxing rules bout between Steven Rutherford and Bill BumFight. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

183 cm
24
176 lbs
9 - 0 - 1
187 cm
24
176 lbs
12 - 5 - 0

World class boxer
Insanely flexible

World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Bill BumFight!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, James Ackerman and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rutherford throws a jab when BumFight was well out of range.

BumFight gets a clinch.
BumFight blocks an uppercut.
Rutherford scores with a hook to the body.
Rutherford blocks an uppercut.
Rutherford lands a left hand that snaps the head of BumFight backwards.
BumFight working Rutherford over with knees to the body.
Rutherford scores with a hook to the body.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
BumFight blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A short uppercut from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Rutherford lands a hook to the side of the head.
BumFight tries to work over Rutherford's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford lands a left hand that snaps the head of BumFight backwards.
This has been an exciting period of action!
BumFight lands a hook that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
BumFight missing with knees to the body.
BumFight blocks an uppercut.
Rutherford scores with a nice hook to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
BumFight misses with a body punch.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Rutherford.
BumFight presses Rutherford against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
BumFight tries a body shot but Rutherford blocks it.
Rutherford lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as BumFight controls the action.
BumFight blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands with a short shot to the head.
Rutherford digs a right hand into BumFight's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on BumFight's gas tank.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rutherford blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
BumFight with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
BumFight's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Rutherford lands on the inside with an uppercut.
BumFight told us before the fight that he's been working on his elbows. An under utilised technique these days - let's see if it can sway the outcome of the fight.
BumFight can't find room to land a body shot as Rutherford controls the action.
Rutherford lands a right hand.
BumFight tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
BumFight tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Rutherford avoids it.
Rutherford misses with a punch to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
A nice left hand lands by Rutherford.
BumFight misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Rutherford.
BumFight tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Rutherford lands on the inside with an uppercut.
BumFight misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford scores with a shoulder strike.
Rutherford lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of BumFight backwards.
BumFight lands a nice uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of BumFight backwards.
A left hand lands to the body for Rutherford.
Rutherford gets through BumFight's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford lands with a right to the head.

BumFight is rocked!
A quick uppercut on the inside from Rutherford.
BumFight is still on wobbly legs! Can Rutherford finish him?
Still in the clinch, Rutherford scores with a nice short uppercut.
A shot in the inside from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Rutherford breaks the clinch momentarily and cracks BumFight with a big right hook that drops him to the canvas! BumFight looks like he might be in big trouble here! The referee has started the count straight away and we're up to 5 already. BumFight get to one knee - can he make it back to his feet? No, he's flopped back to the mat - he's out - this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punch). Steven Rutherford!
Steven Rutherford retains his welterweight title!
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Event: NACF 24- the rematch     
Date:   Aug 22, 2015

Coming up we have a welterweight kickboxing rules bout between Steven Rutherford and Jack Winter. Winter has chosen Hatebread - Live for this as his entrance music. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

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8 - 0 - 1
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31
172 lbs
4 - 4 - 1

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Jack Winter!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, James Ackerman and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rutherford misses with an uppercut. Winter saw that one coming.
Rutherford throws a looping overhand right but Winter ducks down to avoid it.
Winter swings widly with a right hand
and Rutherford counters with a thumping low kick.
Rutherford scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Winter takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Winter tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Rutherford thinks about countering with a body kick.
Winter throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rutherford sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Winter throws a good cross that connects.
Winter looks to land a right hand but Rutherford moved out of range.
Winter takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Winter misses with a straight right.
Rutherford is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Winter.
Rutherford closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rutherford seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Winter 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.
Winter is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
The fighters circling - Winter throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Winter thumps Rutherford with a low kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford with a jab.
Winter thumps Rutherford with a low kick.
Winter will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
We've been told by Rutherford's head coaches at The Charles Martel School of Greatness that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Winter with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Winter misses with a body kick.
Winter finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Jab from Rutherford.
Winter pivots, looking for a leg kick but Rutherford is out of range and Winter settles back down.
Rutherford misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Rutherford tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Some wild striking there from Winter.
Winter takes a shot to the body in his stride.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Winter keeps the fight on the outside.
Good work by Winter as he checks the leg kick.
Rutherford slips under a jab.
Rutherford throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Rutherford takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Winter, as that shot connected.
Rutherford lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Rutherford drops his hands momentarily and Winter takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Rutherford, right into the meat.
Rutherford misses the shot to the body.
Rutherford slips under a jab.
A chopping leg kick lands by Rutherford.
Winter fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Rutherford.
Rutherford staying out of range there.
Winter cracks Rutherford with a right hand to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Winter throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Rutherford swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Rutherford with a nice cross.
Rutherford takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Winter looks to throw the jab but Rutherford is out of range.
Rutherford fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Winter.
Winter tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Rutherford connects with the punch.
Winter waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rutherford.
Winter throws a leg kick which misses Rutherford's front leg but catches the back leg as Rutherford tries to avoid it.
A combination from Winter does no damage.
Rutherford uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Winter.
Winter lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Winter is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Rutherford had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Winter thows a leg kick but Rutherford checks it
and Rutherford counters with a thumping low kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Winter throws a hook but Rutherford blocks it.
Rutherford listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses the jab.
Winter lands with a straight right. Rutherford didn't see that one coming.
Winter takes a swing at Rutherford's ribcage but misses.
Winter tries a head kick but it misses.
It looked like Rutherford wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Rutherford throws a head kick that misses.
Despite the aggression on Winter's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Rutherford uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Winter.
Some wild striking there from Rutherford.
Winter checks the leg kick nicely there.
Jack Winter seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rutherford feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Winter's calf.
Rutherford takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rutherford misses with a jab, cross combination.
Rutherford thuds his shin into the meat of Winter's side.
Winter throws a hook but Rutherford avoids it easily.

Winter gets tackled into the cage by Rutherford. Rutherford maintains the clinch.
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 Steven Rutherford 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.


Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Winter.
Rutherford wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Winter throws a hook but Rutherford avoids it easily.
Winter lands a jab.
Rutherford cracks Winter with an open hand slap.

Rutherford has managed to clinch.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Winter.
Winter misses with a hook from the clinch.
Winter blocking some punches.
Rutherford misses with a punch to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
With the fighters up against the cage, Winter throws an elbow but misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Winter's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Rutherford avoids a wild elbow strike from Winter.
Rutherford lands a hook that snaps the head of Winter backwards.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Winter.
Winter lands a right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
Winter throws a head punch that misses.
A right hand to the body from Rutherford.
Winter swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Winter blocks an uppercut.
Rutherford lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford tries to throw a body punch but Winter avoids it by throwing Rutherford back against the cage.
Winter tries to break free but Rutherford pushes him back against the cage.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Winter creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Rutherford's defenses.
Winter lands a shoulder strike.
Winter throws a punch but it's blocked by Rutherford.
Rutherford lands with a left to the head.
Steven Rutherford has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Rutherford manages to break the clinch.
Winter looks to land a right hand but Rutherford moved out of range.
Rutherford wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Winter is looking to chop away at Rutherford's legs.
Rutherford needs to keep his hands up - Winter had a free shot at his head there.
Winter drops his hands momentarily and Rutherford takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Winter moves out of range as Rutherford throws a body kick.
Rutherford throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Winter throws a jab but it's blocked by Rutherford.
Winter uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rutherford.
Steven Rutherford is winning the standup battle so far.
Winter feints a jab promting Rutherford to slip. Winter then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Rutherford slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Rutherford cracks Winter with a good jab.
A good leg kick by Rutherford.
Winter avoids a low kick by using good footwork.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Winter connects with a leg kick. Rutherford looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Rutherford pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Rutherford shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Rutherford throws a half hearted mid kick.
Winter steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Rutherford. That one must have hurt.
Winter bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Rutherford's head backwards.
Rutherford moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Winter thows a left - swing and a miss!
Winter scores with a decent looking hook.
Winter chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Winter connects with a leg kick. Rutherford looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Winter lands with an overhand left.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rutherford scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
A head kick misses from Rutherford.
Winter misses with a straight right.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford slips a straight right by Winter.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the jaw.
Rutherford throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Winter scores with a jab. Rutherford acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Winter misses with a leg kick

and Rutherford counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Rutherford misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Winter.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
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 Steven Rutherford 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.


Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Rutherford. Winter shrugs it off though.
A swing and a miss from Rutherford.
Rutherford staying out of range there.
Rutherford keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Winter.
Winter takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Rutherford moves out of range of the leg kick from Winter.
Rutherford wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Rutherford is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Winter.
A good leg kick by Rutherford.
Winter doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Winter uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Winter lands the left hand.
Winter misses the shot to the body.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the head.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Winter connects with a solid leg kick.

Rutherford moves into the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with a punch to the body.
A nice right hand lands inside from Rutherford.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Winter scores with a nice hook to the head.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford blocks a body shot from Winter.
A short right from Rutherford on the inside.
Winter prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Winter wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Winter.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
Winter lands with a short shot to the head.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Winter.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
Winter blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
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!
Winter has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Rutherford blocks an uppercut.
Winter tries to throw a body punch but Rutherford avoids it by throwing Winter back against the cage.
Winter wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Rutherford has him pressed against the cage.
Rutherford lands a body punch in the clinch.
Rutherford lands with a right to the head.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Winter controls the action.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Winter.
Rutherford is working Winter over against the cage.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
Winter lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Winter misses with the head strike.
Rutherford lands a left hand.
Winter working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Winter.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rutherford scores with a shoulder strike.
Rutherford working aggressively here.
Rutherford misses with some punches.
Rutherford lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Winter has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Winter.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A hook to the body from Rutherford.
Rutherford blocks an elbow strike from Winter.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Rutherford.
Still in the clinch, Rutherford scores with a nice short uppercut.

Winter is rocked!
Rutherford lands a left hand that snaps the head of Winter backwards.
Winter is still on wobbly legs! Can Rutherford finish him?
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Winter uses good head movement to avoid it.
A right handed body shot lands from Rutherford.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Winter throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
An inside leg kick from Rutherford misses.
Winter swings widly with a right hand

and Rutherford holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Rutherford blocks a body shot from Winter.

Winter breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Winter throws a shot from downtown. Rutherford moves away and avoids it.
Winter seems to have recovered his senses.
Winter throws a leg kick that is checked
and Rutherford counters with a big right hand that sends Winter crashing to the mat! He's very wobbly - can he beat the count?! 5,6,7,8... he's up! No, he's down again! 9,10! He's done! The referee calls an end to the bout - Rutherford takes it!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:25 of round 4, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punch). Steven Rutherford!
Steven Rutherford retains his welterweight title!
In defeat, Jack Winter stepped up to the mic, saying 'I will learn from this lose and will come back even better next time.'.
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Event: NACF 20-     
Date:   Jul 25, 2015

Coming up we have a welterweight kickboxing rules bout between Steven Rutherford and Bill BumFight. This should be fireworks!

183 cm
23
170 lbs
7 - 0 - 1
187 cm
23
176 lbs
11 - 4 - 0

World class boxer
Insanely flexible

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Bill BumFight!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Donald Grub and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rutherford scores with a nice body kick.
BumFight 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.
BumFight with a nice cross.
BumFight misses with a hook
and Rutherford counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
BumFight misses with a wild body shot.
Rutherford misses with a jab, cross combination.
BumFight lands a jab to Rutherford's midsection.
Nice straight punches there by Rutherford. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Rutherford.
BumFight scores with a jab to the body.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Rutherford looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rutherford tries a low kick but BumFight avoids it.
BumFight swings widly with a right hand
and Rutherford counters with a right hand to the body.
Rutherford works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Rutherford cracks BumFight with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.

Rutherford has closed the distance and engaged BumFight in a clinch.
BumFight throws a knee to the head but misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by BumFight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
BumFight has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by BumFight.
BumFight has a couple of punches blocked by Rutherford.
Rutherford scores with an uppercut up the middle.
BumFight using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Rutherford has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
BumFight trying to land knees to the body.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
BumFight working hard to break the clinch.
Rutherford cracks BumFight with a nice body shot.
A nice right hand lands inside from Rutherford.
Rutherford working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Rutherford working aggressively here.
BumFight's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
BumFight landing knees to the head.
BumFight lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rutherford lands a hook to the side of the head.
Nice body punch from Rutherford.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford avoids the elbow strike from BumFight, against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Rutherford is leaning against BumFight and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
BumFight working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Rutherford throws a blind hook that connects with the side of BumFights head.
Rutherford lands with a right to the head.
Rutherford stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
BumFight trying to land knees to the body.

Rutherford manages to break the clinch.
The fighters circling - Rutherford throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Rutherford lands with a nice body kick.
Rutherford pulls out of a head kick attempt.

Rutherford clinches up against the cage.
BumFight tries to land a knee to the head but Rutherford blocks with his arms.
Rutherford lands with a right to the head.
Rutherford lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt BumFight or not.
BumFight wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
BumFight tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rutherford lands with a short shot to the head.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as BumFight controls the action.

Rutherford breaks from the clinch.
A big left from BumFight misses.
Rutherford thinks about countering with a head kick.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut
and BumFight counters with a straight right hand.
Rutherford takes a shot to the body in his stride.
BumFight misses with an uppercut.
It looked like Rutherford was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from BumFight.
Rutherford thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on BumFight if he has to take too many more of those.
Rutherford goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Rutherford connects with an inside leg kick.

Rutherford has BumFight up against the cage in a clinch.
Rutherford blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
BumFight tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Rutherford avoids it.
Rutherford tries to work over BumFight's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by BumFight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rutherford lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Rutherford blocks an uppercut.
BumFight lands with a right to the head.
A nice right hand lands inside from Rutherford.
Rutherford keeps control of BumFight as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Rutherford blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Rutherford blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
A short right from Rutherford on the inside.
BumFight fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford lands with a left to the head.
A left hand lands to the body for Rutherford.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a body shot.
BumFight is trying to stall.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as BumFight controls his hands.
A shot in the inside from Rutherford.
Rutherford working aggressively here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


BumFight throws a hook to the side of Rutherford's head but Rutherford sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Rutherford swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
The fight stays on the outside here - BumFight looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Rutherford has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Rutherford there as he acknowledges the shot.
Rutherford is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
BumFight avoids the head kick by Rutherford.
BumFight throws a hook but Rutherford blocks it.
Rutherford appears to be looking for a big counter.
BumFight throws a big shot that misses.
Rutherford thinks about countering with a body kick.
Rutherford looks to land a right hand but BumFight moved out of range.
Rutherford throws a good cross that connects.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
BumFight looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Rutherford is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from BumFight.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Rutherford looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
BumFight scores with a sloppy right hand. Rutherford should have avoided that one.
Rutherford catches BumFight with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
BumFight blocks the body kick.
Rutherford lands an overhand right.

That's one minute gone in the round.
That kick from Rutherford tenderised BumFight's leg. BumFight is trying to keep his angry face on.
BumFight has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Rutherford.
BumFight misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rutherford.
BumFight misses with a body kick.
BumFight loads up on a big right hand but Rutherford slips the punch.
Rutherford with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
BumFight keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
BumFight uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
BumFight scores with a jab to the head.
BumFight scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
BumFight waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rutherford.
Rutherford connects with a solid leg kick.
Rutherford throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Rutherford looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
BumFight throws a hook but Rutherford blocks it.
Rutherford throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
BumFight looks like he wants to counter punch here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Ouch! a nice leg kick from BumFight, right into the meat.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the head.

It looks like Bill BumFight has been cut.
No joy there for Rutherford, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
BumFight uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rutherford.
Rutherford is looking to land body kicks.
Rutherford just misses with a punch to the body.
BumFight misses with an uppercut. Rutherford saw that one coming.
Good shot there by Rutherford.
BumFight misses with a lunging right hand
and Rutherford cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
BumFight misses with a jab to the body
and Rutherford counters with a nice kick to the body.
BumFight tries to clinch there but Rutherford circles away.
Rutherford feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Rutherford takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.

Rutherford instigates a clinch.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as BumFight controls his hands.
Rutherford misses with a punch to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
BumFight misses with a punch to the body.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Rutherford.
BumFight tries to throw a body punch but Rutherford avoids it by throwing BumFight back against the cage.
BumFight using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Rutherford has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
BumFight is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
BumFight is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Rutherford is defending well for now.
BumFight prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Nice body punch from BumFight.
BumFight is trying to force a seperation but Rutherford has the dominant position.
Steven Rutherford has scored more points in the clinch so far.
BumFight tries a body shot but Rutherford blocks it.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
BumFight gets through Rutherford's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
BumFight trying to land knees to the body.
BumFight takes a shot to the head.
BumFight is trying to break the clinch but Rutherford is controlling him.
BumFight prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
BumFight tries a knee to the head but he's missed.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
BumFight lands an elbow inside that Rutherford shrugs off.
Rutherford works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Rutherford lands a nice uppercut.
Rutherford presses BumFight against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.

BumFight pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
BumFight takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rutherford throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Rutherford lands a jab.
BumFight lands a jab to the head.
BumFight misses with a hook.
BumFight loads up on a big right hand but Rutherford slips the punch.
Rutherford lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Rutherford pulls out of a head kick attempt.
BumFight swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
A big right from BumFight misses.
A swing and a miss from BumFight.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Steven Rutherford dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Bill BumFight's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!



Rutherford takes the fight into the clinch.
BumFight missing with knees to the body.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by BumFight.
BumFight is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Rutherford is defending well for now.
BumFight prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford tries a body shot but BumFight blocks it.
BumFight tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Rutherford avoids it.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rutherford lands an uppercut.

Rutherford breaks from the clinch.
BumFight lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Rutherford circles away quickly and effectively.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
BumFight throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
BumFight checks the leg kick nicely there.
Steven Rutherford is winning the standup battle so far.
BumFight throws a series of punches but Rutherford avoids them all with ease.
BumFight misses with a body shot.
BumFight misses the shot to the body.
Rutherford is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that BumFight can do to turn this around?

That's one minute gone in the round.
BumFight throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rutherford looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
BumFight throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Bill BumFight seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rutherford throws the kick towards the body but BumFight avoids it.
Rutherford connects with a good right hand that stumbles BumFight. BumFight circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
BumFight tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
BumFight looks to land a right hand but Rutherford moved out of range.
BumFight misses the jab.
BumFight takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
BumFight clobbers Rutherford with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Rutherford takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
BumFight misses with a series of wild punches.

Rutherford drives through and clinches with BumFight against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A shot in the inside from Rutherford.
BumFight is trying to break the clinch but Rutherford is controlling him.
Rutherford lands a left hand that snaps the head of BumFight backwards.
Rutherford works on BumFight's body with a couple of short punches.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Rutherford.
BumFight missing with knees to the body.
A nice right hand lands inside from BumFight.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
Rutherford pushes BumFight back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford cracks BumFight with a nice body shot.
BumFight takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
BumFight tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
BumFight tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rutherford softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
A short left from Rutherford.
Rutherford pushes BumFight back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Rutherford lands a body punch in the clinch.
Rutherford lands a shoulder strike.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford is working BumFight over against the cage.
A short right from Rutherford.
Rutherford tries a body shot but BumFight blocks it.
A frustrated look appears on BumFight's face as he tries to break the clinch.
BumFight misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rutherford is leaning against BumFight and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.

Rutherford breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Rutherford thumps BumFight with a low kick.
BumFight misses with a left hand
and Rutherford counters with a straight right hand.
BumFight takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Rutherford sizes up BumFight with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Rutherford lands a body shot.
Nice body kick from Rutherford.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as BumFight checks a leg kick.
The crowd cheers as Rutherford lands an impressive looking overhand right. BumFight doesn't seem phased though.

BumFight is rocked!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford connects with a crushing straight, right on the bridge of BumFight's nose, sending him crumpling to the mat! That's really rocked BumFight - is he going to beat the count??? 4,5,6,7,8,9.....10 - he's not made it - this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:05 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punch). Steven Rutherford!
Steven Rutherford retains his welterweight title!
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73%

 

Event: NACF 17- Wiki vs Urquhart     
Date:   Jun 27, 2015

Coming up we have a welterweight kickboxing rules bout between Steven Rutherford and Calvin King. King has chosen ROAR by Katy Perry as his entrance music. This should be fireworks!

183 cm
23
170 lbs
6 - 0 - 1
184 cm
21
180 lbs
7 - 6 - 0

World class boxer
Insanely flexible

Excellent MT
Good gas tank

Reaper Combatwear

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Calvin King!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, Chris Edwards and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rutherford throws a head kick but King moves out of range.
We've been told by Rutherford's head coaches at The Charles Martel School of Greatness that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
King takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Rutherford looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
King avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
King throws out a counter right but Rutherford avoids it with no problem.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Rutherford lands a head kick. King smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Rutherford lands a nice leg kick that just misses King's sensitive parts.
Rutherford blocks a jab.
As King looks to move away, Rutherford throws a big counter combo bu King just gets out of the way.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Rutherford drives through and clinches with King against the cage.
King is trying to maintain a safe position but Rutherford gets an underhook and turns King into the cage.
King throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
King swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rutherford working aggressively here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Rutherford as King tries to tie him up.
King lands a body punch.
King tries to work over Rutherford's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
King doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
King wants to stall.
King tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
King effectively controlling the action here.
King is trying to push Rutherford away but Rutherford has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
King wants to break free but Rutherford has control.
King tries a body shot but Rutherford blocks it.
Rutherford lands with a left to the head.
King stalling.
King blocks an uppercut.
Rutherford lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt King or not.
King tries to work over Rutherford's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
King blocks a body shot from Rutherford.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
A head punch on the inside from King fails to land.
Good body shot from Rutherford.
King misses with a punch to the body.
King has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Rutherford seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if King can turn it around.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as King controls the action.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with King's elbow.
King tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Nice body punch from Rutherford - that landed with a thud.
Rutherford lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of King backwards.
A body shot lands from Rutherford.
King looks winded!
A nice right hand lands inside from Rutherford.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rutherford scores with a shoulder strike.
King misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutherford misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford lands an uppercut.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
King misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutherford works on King's body with a couple of short punches.
Rutherford misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down King.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford lands a body shot.
A hook to the body from Rutherford.
A body shot lands from Rutherford.
A short right from Rutherford.
Still in the clinch, Rutherford scores with a nice short uppercut.
Rutherford lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down King.
Rutherford scores with a hook to the body.
A nice right hand lands inside from Rutherford.
King has had enough of the clinch but Rutherford keeps him there for the moment.
Rutherford lands a body shot in the clinch.
Rutherford lands a hook to the side of the head.
King misses with some punches.
Rutherford makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.

It looks like Calvin King has been cut.
Rutherford presses King against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Rutherford lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Rutherford cracks King with a nice body shot.
Rutherford lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Rutherford creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.

King is rocked!
Rutherford lands with a short head shot on the inside.
King is still on wobbly legs! Can Rutherford finish him?

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Rutherford lands a shot to the body.
Rutherford cracks King with a big uppercut, right up the middle and King goes down! Oh, he's hurt! He's bigtime hurt! The referee is giving him a chance to get back to his feet - 4,5,6,7, no, he's called it off! King wasn't going to make it and the fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:11 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punch). Steven Rutherford!
Steven Rutherford retains his welterweight title!
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Event: NACF Tournament Semi Finals     
Date:   May 23, 2015

Coming up we have a welterweight kickboxing rules bout between Leon Madge and Steven Rutherford. On his way into the cage it seems that Leon Madge has been attacked by a crazed fan! It looks like it might have been the just bleed guy! Luckily Leon Madge seems to be OK! I thought that lunatic was in prison!?

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170 lbs
5 - 0 - 1

World class MT
Insanely flexible

World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Leon Madge!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, Phil Schofield and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Madge misses the jab.
Madge looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Madge takes a head kick and keeps coming.

It looks like Leon Madge has been cut.
Madge throws a head kick that misses
and Rutherford counters with a slapping leg kick.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Rutherford 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 Madge has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Madge and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Rutherford avoids the head kick by Madge.
Madge lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Leon Madge seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Madge lands with a kick to the ribs.
Rutherford moves out of range of the body kick from Madge.
Madge throws a head kick that misses.
Madge moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromRutherford.
Madge throws a head kick but Rutherford moves out of range.
Rutherford flicks out a counter leg kick but Madge steps away.
Madge misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Rutherford avoids the head kick by Madge.
A solid body kick from Rutherford.
Rutherford throws out a powerful jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Madge tried to score with a low kick but Rutherford checks it.
Madge blocks a leg kick.
Rutherford connects with a leg kick. Madge looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
A good leg kick by Madge.
Madge throws a low kick but Rutherford moves out of range easily.
Rutherford only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Madge swings widly with a right hand
and Rutherford counters with a nice uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford catches Madge with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Madge needs to keep his hands up - Rutherford had a free shot at his head there.
Rutherford is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Madge.
Madge thinks about countering with a head kick.
Madge on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Rutherford. Rutherford obviously looking to wear him down.
Rutherford cracks Madge with a good jab.
Rutherford moves out of range of the leg kick from Madge.
Madge misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Madge slips under a jab.
Rutherford throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Rutherford just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromMadge.
Rutherford throws the left hand but Madge avoids the punch easily.
Rutherford misses with a two punch combination.
Madge misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
A little jabbing left from Rutherford on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Rutherford feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Madge's calf.
Rutherford stuns Madge with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford throws a front kick that sends Madge stumbling back into the cage.
Rutherford throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Madge ducks under a wild hook from Rutherford.
A nice leg kick lands there from Madge.
Rutherford avoids the head kick by Madge.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Madge thows a left - swing and a miss!
Madge throws a poor cross that misses
letting Rutherford counter with a right hand.
Rutherford throws a low kick but Madge avoids it.
Madge pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Madge throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Madge dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rutherford. That did some damage!
Rutherford fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Madge manages to avoid it.
Madge quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Madge misses with a right hand
enabling Rutherford to counter with a crisp jab.
Rutherford avoids the head kick by Madge.
Rutherford throws a leg kick that misses.
Madge looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Madge tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Madge throws out a loose jab but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Madge misses with a kick to the body.
Madge takes one on the button.

Madge is rocked!
Madge walks into a picture perfect straight right hand from Rutherford! He's gone down face first to the canvas, unconscious before he even hit the floor! Ohhhh. My. Goodness! That boys and girls was a beautiful knockout! Give that man a biscuit!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Steven Rutherford!
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Event: NACF 10- Master vs Thanarat     
Date:   Apr 18, 2015

Coming up we have a welterweight kickboxing rules bout between Bill BumFight and Steven Rutherford. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

187 cm
22
176 lbs
9 - 3 - 0
183 cm
22
169 lbs
4 - 0 - 1

World class boxer
Granite chin

World class MT
Granite chin

Mohito Fightwear

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, for the welterweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Bill BumFight!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Steven Rutherford!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, Paul Tew and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A low kick from Rutherford is predictable there
and BumFight counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
BumFight lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Bill BumFight seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The fighters circle momentarily. BumFight darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Rutherford throws a right and a left that BumFight avoids nicely.
BumFight takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Rutherford lands a right hook to the body.
BumFight takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
BumFight stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Rutherford thuds a left hand into BumFight's body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
BumFight doesn't manage to clinch there - Rutherford circles away.
Rutherford slips a straight right by BumFight.
BumFight with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid the hook from BumFight.
BumFight closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.

It looks like Bill BumFight has been cut.
Rutherford throws a head kick that BumFight semi-blocks.
Rutherford throws the kick towards the body but BumFight avoids it.
BumFight pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Rutherford back to the cage. BumFight follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
BumFight checks the leg kick nicely there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between BumFight's hands.
A big left from BumFight misses.
Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid the hook from BumFight.
Rutherford flicks out a counter leg kick but BumFight steps away.
Good standup being displayed there by BumFight as he connects with a hook.
Rutherford uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from BumFight.
BumFight throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A little jabbing left from Rutherford on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Rutherford misses with a right hand
and BumFight counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Rutherford lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
BumFight lands with an uppercut that bounces Rutherford off the cage and back into range.
Good leg kick by Rutherford there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
BumFight throws a right hand that misses

and Rutherford holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Rutherford misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Our sources have told us that BumFight has been working on his elbows in the gym.
BumFight lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Rutherford misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.
A short right from Rutherford on the inside.
Rutherford blocks an uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford gets through BumFight's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
BumFight blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
BumFight lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Rutherford lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford blocks a body shot from BumFight.
BumFight misses with a body punch.
BumFight pushes Rutherford back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
A head punch on the inside from BumFight fails to land.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutherford softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
BumFight working aggressively here.
BumFight tries to break free but Rutherford pushes him back against the cage.
Rutherford working aggressively here.
Rutherford lands a nice shot to the body.
BumFight swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford lands a body shot in the clinch.
BumFight throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford tries a body shot but BumFight blocks it.
Rutherford throws a blind hook that connects with the side of BumFights head.
BumFight fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
BumFight looks to throw an elbow but misses.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Rutherford.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
BumFight crunches a lovely knee into Rutherford's ribcage.
BumFight tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Nice body punch from Rutherford.
BumFight throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
BumFight blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
BumFight unloads a knee to the mid-section. Rutherford lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by BumFight.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
BumFight misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford lands with a right to the head.
Rutherford misses with a shot to the kidneys.
BumFight misses with a knee to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford avoiding damage as BumFight throws knees to the body.
BumFight using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Rutherford breaks the clinch.
BumFight's jab looks to have found its range, popping Rutherford under the eye.
BumFight misses with a body shot.
Rutherford missing with a left hand there. BumFight was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Rutherford tries to clinch up but BumFight circles away and keeps his distance.
BumFight uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Rutherford.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the body.
Rutherford keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rutherford ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Rutherford pivots, looking for a leg kick but BumFight is out of range and Rutherford settles back down.
BumFight getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
BumFight is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.

Rutherford moves into the clinch successfully.
Rutherford lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt BumFight or not.
BumFight fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with BumFight's elbow.
BumFight tries to land a knee to the head but Rutherford blocks with his arms.
BumFight tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Rutherford has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. BumFight seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Rutherford can turn it around.

Rutherford breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Rutherford uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before BumFight has time to react.
Rutherford throws an off balance right hand
and BumFight counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from BumFight.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rutherford. BumFight does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rutherford lands a jab to the head.
BumFight fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rutherford manages to avoid it.
Rutherford looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
BumFight misses with a lunging right hand
and Rutherford cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
BumFight looks to land a combination. Rutherford sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
BumFight misses with a left hand

and Rutherford holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Rutherford pushes BumFight back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford blocks a body shot from BumFight.
Rutherford lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of BumFight backwards.
Rutherford makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Good body shot from Rutherford.
BumFight wants to break the clinch but can't.
BumFight tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
A nice left hand lands by BumFight.
Rutherford lands an uppercut.
Rutherford works on BumFight's body with a couple of short punches.
BumFight creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
BumFight blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford blocks a body shot from BumFight.
Rutherford is leaning against BumFight and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Rutherford scores with a shoulder strike.
A short right from Rutherford on the inside.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
BumFight misses with some punches.
Rutherford working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Rutherford scores with a shot to the side of BumFight's head.
BumFight lands with a short shot to the head.
BumFight tries to throw a body punch but Rutherford avoids it by throwing BumFight back against the cage.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford scores with a shot to the side of BumFight's head.
BumFight lands a body punch.
Rutherford lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
BumFight can't find room to land a body shot as Rutherford controls the action.
Rutherford scores with a shoulder strike.
A head punch on the inside from BumFight fails to land.
Rutherford digs a right hand into BumFight's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on BumFight's gas tank.
BumFight misses with a punch to the body.
BumFight tries to land knees in the clinch but Rutherford avoids the damage to the body.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from BumFight.
Rutherford on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
BumFight goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
A short right from Rutherford on the inside.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford scores with a shot to the side of BumFight's head.

Rutherford manages to break the clinch.
BumFight uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rutherford.
Rutherford blocks a jab.
BumFight throws an overhand right that lands on Rutherford's shoulder, as Rutherford tries to avoid the shot.
Rutherford pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
No joy there for BumFight, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Rutherford misses with a body shot.
BumFight was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
BumFight waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rutherford.
The fight stays on the outside here - Rutherford looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
BumFight just misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford lands a straight punch to the body, keeping BumFight at a distance.
Rutherford avoids the body shot from BumFight.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from BumFight.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
BumFight on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Rutherford comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Rutherford tries a head kick but it misses.
BumFight misses with a jab, cross combination.
BumFight moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Rutherford keeps the fight on the outside.
Rutherford scores with a leg kick.
BumFight misses with a wild body shot.
Rutherford scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
BumFight lands a glancing blow to the side of Rutherford's head.
Rutherford lands a head kick!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rutherford lands with an uppercut that bounces BumFight off the cage and back into range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
BumFight throws the left hand but Rutherford avoids the punch easily.
BumFight connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
BumFight waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rutherford.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Steven Rutherford dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Bill BumFight's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


BumFight lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
BumFight doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
BumFight misses with a right hand
and Rutherford counters with a stiff right hand.
Rutherford throws a head kick but BumFight moves out of range.
Rutherford throws a shot from downtown. BumFight moves away and avoids it.
BumFight throws a body shot but no joy.
BumFight lunges at Rutherford with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Rutherford's hand.
Rutherford throws a quick inside leg kick.
BumFight has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Rutherford finds it's way round the side to connect with BumFight's head.
Steven Rutherford seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Rutherford scores with a nice strike.
BumFight moves into range and connects with a jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
BumFight scores with a nice right hand.
BumFight ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
BumFight lands an overhand right.
BumFight looks to land a right hand but Rutherford moved out of range.
BumFight lands the left hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Good work by BumFight as he checks the leg kick.
Rutherford fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
BumFight throws a looping overhand right but Rutherford ducks down to avoid it.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as BumFight checks a leg kick.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from BumFight.
Rutherford ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rutherford throws a counter combo.
Rutherford tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but BumFight was well out of range. Poor timing from Rutherford.
BumFight lands with a straight right. Rutherford didn't see that one coming.
Rutherford moves out of range as BumFight strikes.
BumFight takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Rutherford moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
BumFight misses with a series of wild punches.
BumFight throws a body punch but Rutherford moves out of range.
Rutherford looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Rutherford uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by BumFight.
BumFight misses with an uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
BumFight rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Rutherford cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
BumFight lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
BumFight slips a jab from Rutherford.
BumFight is looking to clinch.
Rutherford has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Rutherford moves away from the strike by BumFight.
A jab from BumFight misses.
Rutherford throws a jab but it's blocked by BumFight.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut. BumFight saw that one coming.
BumFight swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Rutherford scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
No joy there for BumFight, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Rutherford avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
BumFight avoids the body shot from Rutherford.
Rutherford throws a leg kick that is checked
and BumFight counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
BumFight throws a body punch but Rutherford moves out of range.
Rutherford let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Rutherford lands a jab to the nose.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
BumFight checks the leg kick nicely there.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut
and BumFight counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Rutherford takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Rutherford steps to the side to avoid the strikes from BumFight.
BumFight throws a big shot that misses.
Rutherford throws a fast counter high kick but BumFight manages to duck under it in time.
Rutherford with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
A big right from Rutherford misses.
BumFight tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Rutherford paws at him with a jab and circles away.
BumFight misses with a hook. Rutherford ducked under it nicely.
BumFight misses with a looping left.
Rutherford moves away from the strike by BumFight.
Rutherford moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Rutherford bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rutherford throws a shot from downtown. BumFight moves away and avoids it.
BumFight throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
BumFight bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Rutherford's head.
Rutherford throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rutherford changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Rutherford connects with a single shot there.
Rutherford uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from BumFight.
BumFight lands with a hook. Rutherford tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Rutherford looks to land a left hand but BumFight moved out of range nicely.
A punch lands to the side of BumFight 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Rutherford waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract BumFight.
Rutherford swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
BumFight punishes Rutherford's body with a nice straight punch.
Rutherford throws a nice inside leg kick.

Rutherford lands a front kick to the face, that drops BumFight to the canvas! Is he dazed or just shocked? He's back to his feet and the referee is going to allow him to continue the fight!

BumFight is rocked!
Rutherford cracks BumFight with a perfect right hand that drops him to the mat! BumFight is sitting up but I can't see if he's OK from my position. The referee's count has reached 5,6,7 and BumFight is still not up. Can he make it? 8,9,10! He's out! BumFight could not beat the count!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5:57 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punch). Steven Rutherford!
Steven Rutherford is the new welterweight champion!
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Event: NACF 7- Bird VS Killer     
Date:   Mar 14, 2015

Coming up we have a welterweight kickboxing rules bout between Steven Rutherford and Leon Madge. Both fighters really staring each other down here, as Leon Madge enters the cage!

183 cm
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167 lbs
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180 cm
20
167 lbs
2 - 1 - 0