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Event: Syn 547 - Sanatarium     
Date:   Oct 06, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Sotiris Kakoullis (ranked 50 p4p, 6 weight class) and George Pedro (ranked 111 p4p, 12 weight class). 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?

184 cm
37
206 lbs
45 - 14 - 0
176 cm
33
205 lbs
38 - 14 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 45 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Sotiris Kakoullis!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 38 wins, 14 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pedro pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Kakoullis takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Pedro throws a jab when Kakoullis was well out of range.
Kakoullis has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Gym Beam in the buildup to the fight.
Pedro looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Pedro moves out of range as Kakoullis throws a body kick.
Kakoullis chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Pedro can pounce on him.
Pedro tries to clinch up.
Kakoullis scores with a head kick. Pedro tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Kakoullis thuds his shin into the meat of Pedro's side.
Kakoullis throws the left hand but Pedro avoids the punch easily.
Kakoullis throws a body kick, spinning off balance

and Pedro counters with a shoot takedown. Kakoullis fights it but they end up in guard.
Kakoullis wants to stand up but Pedro is controlling him.
Pedro wants to control from the top but Kakoullis keeps moving.
Pedro stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Kakoullis swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kakoullis is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Pedro lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Kakoullis is pulling down on Pedro's head to control his posture.
Pedro content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Pedro has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Pedro's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Kakoullis trying to control the position here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Kakoullis is on top in guard.

Pedro keeping moving, preventing Kakoullis from controlling successfully.
Pedro is pulling down on Kakoullis's head. It's preventing any offense from Kakoullis, at least for the moment.
Kakoullis won't allow Pedro to sweep him here.
Kakoullis has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Pedro not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kakoullis wants to pass the guard but Pedro is keeping the position.
Pedro wants to sweep here but Kakoullis controlling him for the moment.
Pedro is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Pedro throws a right and a left that Kakoullis avoids nicely.
A good leg kick by Pedro.
Kakoullis thuds his right hand into Pedro's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Kakoullis misses with a jab to the body

and Pedro counters with a shoot takedown. Kakoullis fights it but they end up in guard.
Pedro throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Kakoullis works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Pedro slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro lands a couple of digs.
Pedro working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Kakoullis's head.
Kakoullis is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Pedro scoring with punches to the head and body.
Pedro advances position into side control!
Pedro in side control, throwing shots but Kakoullis defends.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Kakoullis is not content to let Pedro control the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Pedro misses with a few strikes there.
Kakoullis pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Pedro lands with a straight right. Kakoullis didn't see that one coming.

It looks like Sotiris Kakoullis has been cut.
Pedro lands an overhand right.
Pedro tries to clinch up.
Pedro waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kakoullis.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Kakoullis.
Pedro changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Kakoullis with a nice cross.
Pedro goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Pedro just misses with a punch to the body.
A counter left hand to the body from Kakoullis misses its target.
Pedro checks the leg kick.
Pedro jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Pedro uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kakoullis.
Pedro connects with a leg kick. Kakoullis looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Pedro defending well as Kakoullis loads up on a big left 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!
Donk. Pedro catches Kakoullis right on the button with a cross.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A slapping leg kick lands for Kakoullis.
Pedro looks for a takedown but Kakoullis sprawls well.
Kakoullis is looking to counter punch.
Kakoullis throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
George Pedro seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Kakoullis throws a front kick aimed at Pedro's knee but Pedro avoids it well.
Kakoullis misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pedro.
Pedro is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Kakoullis jabs at Pedro's body.
Pedro lands a jab to Kakoullis's midsection.
Pedro takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Pedro tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Kakoullis counters with a body kick.
Kakoullis scores with a hook to the body. Pedro takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Kakoullis misses with a body kick.
Kakoullis scores with a punch to the head.
Nice cross by Kakoullis.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kakoullis throws a nice outside leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Pedro connects with a leg kick. Kakoullis looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Kakoullis takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Kakoullis blocks a jab.
Pedro throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Pedro defending well as Kakoullis loads up on a big left hand.
Pedro misses with an uppercut
and Kakoullis counters with a nice kick to the body.
Kakoullis throws a body shot but no joy.
Kakoullis fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Pedro checks it well.
Pedro uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kakoullis.
Kakoullis lands a glancing blow to the side of Pedro's head.
Pedro throws a combination. Kakoullis tries to block but a couple of punches get through.

Pedro changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Kakoullis looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.

Kakoullis throws Pedro to one side and escapes!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Kakoullis.
Kakoullis is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Pedro lands with a nice combination. Kakoullis backs away looking to recover.
Kakoullis listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Pedro throws a leg kick but Kakoullis moved away.
Kakoullis circles away from the clinch attempt.
Kakoullis lands an overhand right.
Kakoullis thuds his right hand into Pedro's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Pedro on the wrong end of a nice jab.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kakoullis lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Pedro feints and then cracks Kakoullis's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Kakoullis down.
Pedro tried to score with a low kick but Kakoullis checks it.
Kakoullis misses with an attempted mid kick.
Kakoullis feints and then cracks Pedro's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Pedro down.
Kakoullis throws a leg kick but Pedro sees it coming and moves out of range.
Pedro misses with a double jab
and Kakoullis counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kakoullis motions for Pedro to come forward. Kakoullis throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Pedro throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Kakoullis counters with an inside leg kick.
Kakoullis lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Sotiris Kakoullis is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kakoullis. Pedro does a little dance to reset his feet.
And Pedro tries to counter it with a takedown but Kakoullis pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Kakoullis misses the body punch
enabling Pedro to counter with a crisp jab.
Kakoullis misses with a body kick.
Pedro tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Pedro fails with an attempt to clinch.
Pedro ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Kakoullis moves away.
Kakoullis misses with a looping left.
Kakoullis ducks under a wild hook from Pedro.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Pedro looks to land a left hand but Kakoullis moved out of range nicely.
A leg kick checked by Kakoullis.
Pedro takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Sotiris Kakoullis dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Sotiris Kakoullis'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. So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Pedro checks a leg kick.
Pedro is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Pedro pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
An inside leg kick from Kakoullis misses.
Kakoullis gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Pedro pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Kakoullis back to the cage. Pedro follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.

Sotiris Kakoullis's cut is getting worse.
Kakoullis is looking to land body kicks.
Pedro wants to clinch up but Kakoullis keeps it at a distance.
Kakoullis throws a left and a right that both miss
and Pedro counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Pedro throws a shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro moves out of range of the body kick.
Pedro swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kakoullis ducks under a wild hook from Pedro.
Kakoullis lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Pedro circles away quickly and effectively.
Kakoullis pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kakoullis throws a jab when Pedro was well out of range.
Pedro wants to counter with a clinch but Kakoullis pushes him away.
Pedro connects with a leg kick. Kakoullis looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Kakoullis misses with a kick to the body.
Pedro changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Kakoullis misses with a head kick.

Pedro closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Kakoullis did well to prevent Pedro getting side control.

Kakoullis has managed to escape just enough to sneak back to his feet but Pedro is on him like a limpet, forcing Kakoullis back against the cage.
Pedro struggles to land a body shot inside as Kakoullis controls his hands.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kakoullis.
A head punch on the inside from Kakoullis fails to land.
Pedro digs a right hand into Kakoullis's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Kakoullis's gas tank.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kakoullis.
Pedro goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Kakoullis is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Pedro tries for a takedown. No joy.
Kakoullis working aggressively here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Kakoullis avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Pedro lands an uppercut.
Kakoullis is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Sotiris Kakoullis has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of George Pedro.
Kakoullis prevents a body shot from Pedro.
A short right from Kakoullis.
Kakoullis lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Kakoullis's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A shot in the inside from Kakoullis.
Pedro doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Kakoullis breaks the clinch.
Pedro misses the shot to the body.
Pedro avoids a kick to the body.
Kakoullis connects with a single shot there.
Kakoullis is looking to slow Pedro down with leg kicks.
Pedro feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Kakoulliss jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A slapping leg kick lands for Pedro.
Pedro swings for the body but Kakoullis moves out of range.
Kakoullis shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.

Pedro closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Pedro lands in his opponent's guard.
Kakoullis has control of Pedro's left arm, preventing Pedro from doing any damage.
George Pedro has got the better of the ground game so far.
Pedro looking to pass the guard.
Pedro lands a couple of elbows.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pedro working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Kakoullis working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Pedro.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.

Kakoullis manages to wriggle out and sneak his way back up to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched up against the cage.
Kakoullis swings wildly with an uppercut but Pedro uses good head movement to avoid it.
Pedro lands with a short head shot 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!
Kakoullis misses with a body punch.
Kakoullis prevents a body shot from Pedro.
Pedro throws a head punch that misses.
Pedro misses with a punch to the body.
Kakoullis misses with an elbow over the top.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 28:29
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 28:29
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 29:29

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... George Pedro!
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FIGHT
RATING
64%

 

Event: TWGC 18 (265lbs, D1): Finals - Round 3     
Date:   Sep 29, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Longfellow Deeds (ranked 14918 p4p, 0 weight class) and George Pedro (ranked 106 p4p, 9 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




185 cm
35 yrs
208 lbs



176 cm
33 yrs
205 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 5 wins and 3 losses; Longfellow Deeds! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 4 wins and 0 losses; George Pedro!
The judges for this bout are Alec Ball, Ian Loll and Robert Douchet.


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

Deeds forces Pedro back against the cage and clinches.

Pedro has picked Deeds up - he's going for a ride! Pedro dumps his opponent to the mat with a thud and settles into half guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Deeds (0) vs (2) Pedro
Pedro trying to control from Deeds's half guard. Deeds has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
Pedro is fighting to break Deeds's control of his arms but Deeds is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Pedro is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Deeds tries to land a sweep but no joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Deeds has an active guard here but Pedro has managed to pass into half guard.
Pedro wants to lay and pray for a moment but Deeds keeps working.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Deeds wants to get back to full guard.
Deeds slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.

Deeds is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Pedro defends well.
Pedro forces his way into half guard.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Deeds is doing well to avoid being mounted. He's controlling the position at the moment.
Pedro trying to mount his opponent but Deeds defends it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro trying to control the action but Deeds is working from the bottom.
Deeds preventing any damage for now, controlling his opponent's head.
Pedro trying to pass the guard but Deeds defending well.
Pedro looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
We've been hearing good reports from Deeds's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.
Deeds is staying active underneath Pedro, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Deeds wants to get back to full guard but Pedro has passed into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Deeds (0) vs (5) Pedro

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro taking a breather here.
Pedro working away.
Pedro taking a breather here.
Deeds tries to bench press Pedro off him but Pedro keeps the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
You can see the frustration on Deeds's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Pedro wants to control but Deeds is keeping him busy.
Deeds is trying to escape the position but Pedro is controlling the position.
Deeds tries to bench press Pedro off him but Pedro keeps the position.
Pedro taking a breather here.
Pedro wants to lay and pray for a moment but Deeds keeps working.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Pedro just content to control the position.
Deeds tries to bench press Pedro off him but Pedro keeps the position.
Pedro working away.
Pedro is staying tight to Deeds's torso, preventing him from escaping.
Pedro is looking to take a break and control but Deeds is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Deeds tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Pedro wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
The referee tells the fighters to keep busy.
Pedro wants to lay and pray for a moment but Deeds keeps working.
Deeds sneaks back into half guard.
Deeds trying to hold on to Pedro's head to control him but Pedro postures up.
Deeds tries to roll over but Pedro keeps him under control.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Pedro trying to control from half guard but Deeds is working away.
Pedro content to control rather than advance.
Pedro trying to mount his opponent but Deeds defends it.
Deeds moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Deeds wants to sweep here but Pedro controlling him for the moment.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Pedro trying to control the position from guard on top but Deeds is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

Pedro is posturing up here but Deeds has hold of an arm and he's gone for an armbar! Pedro tries to roll out but it's too tight and Pedro has to tap! Slick submission there by Deeds!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 8:30 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Longfellow Deeds!
Longfellow Deeds is the new heavyweight champion!

 

Event: TWGC 18 (265lbs, D1): Finals - Round 2     
Date:   Sep 28, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Andrey Lapis (ranked 4086 p4p, 0 weight class) and George Pedro (ranked 106 p4p, 9 weight class). Lapis comes into the arena with Once Solemn blaring out of the sound system. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




178 cm
36 yrs
185 lbs



176 cm
33 yrs
205 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 0 losses; Andrey Lapis! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 3 wins and 0 losses; George Pedro!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, Steve Smith and William Peck.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.

Pedro gets a clinch.

Pedro tightens his grip and picks Lapis up, before dumping him to the ground. Lapis manages to land in guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Lapis (0) vs (2) Pedro
Lapis is trying to keep Pedro in close.
Lapis is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Lapis (2) vs (2) Pedro
Pedro wants to get back to full guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Lapis is looking to take a break and control but Pedro is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

Lapis is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Pedro defends it well.

Lapis is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Pedro sees it coming and defends easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro tries to roll over but Lapis keeps him under control.

Lapis is trying to work for a kimura but Pedro is defending well.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Lapis wants to work for an arm triangle but Pedro is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Pedro slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Pedro seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Lapis looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Pedro is adopting a defensive guard.
Lapis trying to control but Pedro is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro pulls Lapis in to control the position.
Pedro is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Lapis wants to control from the top but Pedro keeps moving.
Lapis looking to sit in guard and control but Pedro gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Lapis (2) vs (4) Pedro
Pedro advances to half guard.
Lapis wants to control but Pedro is keeping busy.
Pedro wants to pass to mount but Lapis is defending the position.
Pedro looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro trying to control from half guard but Lapis is working away.
Lapis is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

Pedro is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Lapis defends it well.
Pedro trying to control the action but Lapis is working from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro tries to pass the half guard into mount. Lapis knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Pedro keeps trying to improve his position.
Pedro prevents Lapis from improving his position.
Lapis wants to control but Pedro is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Lapis tries to roll over but Pedro keeps him under control.
Pedro keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Lapis tries to get to full guard but Pedro has control of the leg.

That's five minutes gone in the round.

Lapis looking for submissions off his back.
Lapis is looking to improve his position.
Lapis gets back to full guard.
Pedro sitting in guard, not really doing much.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Lapis keeping moving, preventing Pedro from controlling successfully.
Lapis being controlled here, momentarily.
Lapis is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Pedro sitting in guard here, content to control.
Pedro tries to free his leg and advance position but Lapis is retaining full guard.
Pedro showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Pedro pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Lapis is keeping the position for now.
Lapis not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Lapis looking to hit a scissor sweep but Pedro is one step ahead there.
Pedro pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Lapis is keeping the position for now.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Pedro trying to control but Lapis is working from the bottom.
Pedro won't allow Lapis to sweep him here.
Lapis is trying to control the position but Pedro postures up.
Pedro slows down the pace of the fight for a moment. He'll need to remain active if he doesn't want to see the fight stood back up.
Pedro trying to move into half guard but instead Lapis has managed to sweep!
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Lapis (4) vs (4) Pedro
Pedro not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Lapis stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Pedro swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Pedro not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Pedro trying to control the position here.
Lapis stopping the sweep attempt from Pedro.
Pedro keeping moving, preventing Lapis from controlling successfully.
Lapis stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Pedro swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Lapis trying to control but Pedro is working from the bottom.
Pedro trying to control the position.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Lapis wants to control from the top but Pedro keeps moving.
Pedro tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Pedro keeping moving, preventing Lapis from controlling successfully.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pedro looking for a sweep. Not yet Pedro, not yet.
Pedro working a defensive guard here.
Lapis wants to control from the top but Pedro keeps moving.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Pedro wants to sweep here but Lapis controlling him for the moment.

Lapis drops back looking for a leg! Pedro is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Pedro manages to kick Lapis off! Lapis jumps back into Pedro's guard.
Lapis trying to control but Pedro is working from the bottom.
Lapis wants to pass the guard but Pedro is keeping the position.
Pedro looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Pedro is trying to keep Lapis in close.
Lapis trying to control but Pedro is working from the bottom.
Pedro seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Lapis won't allow Pedro to sweep him here.

Pedro is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Lapis is aware though and is defending well.
Pedro is trying to control the position but Lapis postures up.
Lapis trying to control the position from guard on top but Pedro is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Lapis is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Pedro is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Lapis is really struggling to control Pedro but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Pedro looking to control.
Pedro keeping moving, preventing Lapis from controlling successfully.
Pedro wants to sweep here but Lapis controlling him for the moment.

Lapis drops back looking for a leg! Pedro is in trouble here! The fighters roll with the hold and Pedro manages to kick Lapis off! Lapis jumps back into Pedro's guard.
Pedro is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Lapis won't allow Pedro to sweep him here.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Lapis trying to control but Pedro is working from the bottom.
Pedro manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Lapis manages to get himself to full guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Lapis (4) vs (6) Pedro
Pedro wants to control from the top but Lapis keeps moving.

Lapis is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Pedro wants to control from the top but Lapis keeps moving.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Pedro trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

And that's the end of the fight!
Pedro wins on points by 6 to 4.

 

Event: TWGC 18 (265lbs, D1): Finals - Round 1     
Date:   Sep 27, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between George Pedro (ranked 101 p4p, 9 weight class) and Monte Zuma (ranked 261 p4p, 0 weight class). Well, the cameraman is lingering on a pretty young lady for a bit too long there. Keep your eyes on the prize buddy or you'll miss the fighter intros!




176 cm
33 yrs
205 lbs



190 cm
29 yrs
255 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 0 losses; George Pedro! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 2 wins and 0 losses; Monte Zuma!
The judges for this bout are Alec Ball, Robert Douchet and William Peck.


The official calls the fighters to the middle and the contest is under way.

Pedro rushes Zuma and presses him up against the cage.

Pedro turns his back and goes for a hip toss. It's a bit messy but it gets the job done and Pedro manages to end up in side control.
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Pedro (4) vs (0) Zuma
Zuma is not content to let Pedro control the position.
Pedro looking to control but instead Zuma has slipped a leg in, to regain half guard.

Zuma looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Pedro content to control rather than advance.
Pedro is trying to control. Zuma wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Zuma is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Pedro pulls his head out easily.

Zuma actively working from the bottom here.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro prevents Zuma from improving his position.
Pedro is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Zuma!
Score +3 for passing guard: Pedro (7) vs (0) Zuma
Zuma is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Pedro can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Zuma is looking to escape.
Pedro controlling the pace for now.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Pedro takes his opponent's back. Perhaps a chance to lock up a rear naked choke here.
Score +3 for taking back: Pedro (10) vs (0) Zuma
A bit of a pause in the action here. Pedro controlling the positon.
Pedro struggling to keep hold of the position.
Zuma tries to escape but Pedro has the hooks in and won't let him break free.

Zuma preventing the rear naked choke attempt from Pedro.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The crowd hopeful of a finish here - Pedro's supporters are on their feet, screaming for him to go for the rear naked choke.
Pedro keeps control of the position easily here as Zuma tries to buck him off.
Pedro tries to keep control of the position but Zuma is staying busy.
Pedro trying to secure his dominant position for a moment - making sure Zuma doesn't escape.
Zuma trying to control the hands but Pedro won't let him.
Pedro is looking cool and calm here, just waiting for a good opportunity to attack and finish the fight from this dominant position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro controlling well, preventing Zuma from escaping the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pedro trying to control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pedro has good solid back control here.

Zuma showing good submission defense here.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Zuma is trying to break free.
Zuma looking very determined here, making life difficult for Pedro.
Zuma is in bad spot here.
A bit of a pause in the action here. Pedro controlling the positon.
Pedro has the hooks in. Zuma is trying to push off one leg but he has to do so cautiously to avoid being submitted.

That's six minutes gone in the round.

Pedro looking for the RNC.
Zuma looking very determined here, making life difficult for Pedro.
Zuma tries to roll but Pedro sticks to his back.

Pedro has his hand under the chin of his opponent looking for the choke. He's nearly got it! This one could be all over! But no, Zuma has freed his hand and lives to survive another… well, another couple of seconds at least!
Pedro has good solid back control here.
Zuma prevents Pedro from getting a body triangle.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Pedro is looking cool and calm here, just waiting for a good opportunity to attack and finish the fight from this dominant position.
Zuma prevents Pedro from getting a body triangle.
Pedro really has the hooks in deep now - there seems like no escape for Zuma.
You can see the frustration on Zuma's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Zuma looking very determined here, making life difficult for Pedro.
Zuma trying to control the hands but Pedro won't let him.
Pedro keeps control of the position easily here as Zuma tries to buck him off.
I really don't envy Zuma right now.
What can Zuma do to escape this position? He's going to have to figure it out pretty quick if he wants to stay in the fight!
Zuma rolls, trying to escape but Pedro keeps control of the position.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Pedro trying to secure his dominant position for a moment - making sure Zuma doesn't escape.
Pedro trying desperately to keep hold of the dominant position.
Pedro has good solid back control here.

Pedro has his hand under the chin of his opponent looking for the choke. He's nearly got it! This one could be all over! But no, Zuma has freed his hand and lives to survive another… well, another couple of seconds at least!

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Zuma is trying to break free.
Pedro tries to keep control of the position but Zuma is staying busy.
Pedro is controlling his opponent, waiting for an opportunity to finish.

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

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Pedro keeps control of the position as Zuma tries to break free.
Pedro has good solid back control here.
Pedro tries to get the hooks in deep but Zuma pushed the leg off.
Zuma is in bad spot here.
Pedro slows the pace down here. Having a little breather whilst he's in a dominant position, looking to rest and regain some energy, ready to go for the finish.

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.

Pedro is persistently looking for the submission but Zuma is defending it well.
Zuma can't escape the position.
Zuma is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Pedro is trying to stick to Zuma's back but Zuma is turning into Pedro. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in Pedro's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Zuma.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Pedro (10) vs (2) Zuma
Zuma trying to control but Pedro is working from the bottom.
Zuma is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Pedro is pulling down on Zuma's head. It's preventing any offense from Zuma, at least for the moment.
Zuma advances position into side control!
Score +3 for passing guard: Pedro (10) vs (5) Zuma

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Pedro wants to control but Zuma postures up.

Zuma is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Pedro knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Zuma laying and praying for a moment but Pedro takes advantage and regains half guard.
Zuma is thwarting Pedro's attempts to control the position.

Zuma is looking for a kimura but Pedro is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Zuma to get the leverage.
Pedro keeping control of the position.
Zuma wants to control but Pedro is keeping him busy.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Pedro is pressing down on Zuma's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Pedro looking for a sweep. Not yet Pedro, not yet.
Zuma stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Pedro swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Pedro looking to control.
Zuma trying to control but Pedro is working from the bottom.
Pedro wants to sweep but no luck.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Zuma tries to free his leg and advance position but Pedro is retaining full guard.
Pedro not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Zuma trying to control the position from guard on top but Pedro is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

And that's the end of the fight!
Pedro takes the fight on points by 10 to 5.

 

Event: TWGC 18 (265lbs, D1): Montreal Qualifier - Round 2     
Date:   Sep 19, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between Flavius Odoacer (ranked 4081 p4p, 0 weight class) and George Pedro (ranked 94 p4p, 10 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!




185 cm
34 yrs
220 lbs



176 cm
32 yrs
205 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of London, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 2 losses; Flavius Odoacer! And in the blue corner, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 1 wins and 0 losses; George Pedro!
The judges for this bout are Alec Ball, Trevor Gratis and Ian Loll.


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

Pedro has Odoacer up against the cage in a clinch.
Odoacer goes for a takedown in the clinch but Pedro prevents it.
Pedro drops down looking for an ankle pick but Odoacer pulls his leg out and moves away.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Pedro misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Odoacer defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Pedro.
Flavius Odoacer has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of George Pedro.

Pedro pushes Odoacer up against the cage in a clinch.
Pedro gets underhooks to prevent Odoacer's takedown attempt.
Odoacer has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Pedro is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Odoacer has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Pedro avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.

Odoacer gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Pedro regains guard.
Score +2 for takedown into guard / half guard: Odoacer (2) vs (0) Pedro
Pedro lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Odoacer (2) vs (2) Pedro
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Odoacer holds on and takes a little breather.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro tries to free his leg and advance position but Odoacer is retaining full guard.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Pedro working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
Pedro controlling from the top position.
Pedro trying to control but Odoacer is working from the bottom.
Pedro slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Odoacer pulls Pedro in close to his closed guard and prevents Pedro from doing any damage or advancing position.
Pedro engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Pedro wants to control from the top but Odoacer keeps moving.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro advances to half guard.
Odoacer works his way to full guard. Good work.
Odoacer looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.
Odoacer seems keen to control Pedro's posture.

Odoacer looking for a guillotine here but Pedro defends easily.
Pedro controls from within his opponent's guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro trying to control but Odoacer is working from the bottom.
Pedro looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Pedro trying to control the position from guard on top but Odoacer is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Odoacer keeping full guard, as Pedro tries to pass.
Odoacer trying to keep a closed guard but Pedro is proving a slippery customer.
Pedro sitting in guard here, content to control.
Pedro stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Odoacer swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Pedro controls from within his opponent's guard.
Pedro trying to control but Odoacer is working from the bottom.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Pedro sitting in guard here, content to control.
Odoacer pulls Pedro in to control the position.
Odoacer is trying to control the position but Pedro postures up.
Pedro controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Odoacer seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Pedro controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Pedro tries to free his leg and advance position but Odoacer is retaining full guard.
Pedro looking to control the position here, rather than advance.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Pedro wants to pass the guard but Odoacer is keeping the position.
Pedro works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Odoacer is controlling Pedro's position as best he can from this difficult position.
Pedro wants to pass the guard but Odoacer is defending well.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
Pedro takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Odoacer is doing well to avoid being mounted. He's controlling the position at the moment.
Pedro stalling.
Odoacer is trying to get back to full guard.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Pedro looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Pedro passes the guard and advances to mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Odoacer (2) vs (5) Pedro
Pedro takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Pedro's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Pedro pushing the pace here, looking to move to his opponents back and work for a finish.
Pedro tries to control but Odoacer wriggling away.
Pedro fails to take his opponent's back.
Pedro looking to control and managing it successfully.
Odoacer is trying to escape the mount.
Odoacer tries to control Pedro's body but Pedro pushes him off. Odoacer squirms to his side and now Pedro has his back!
Score +3 for taking back: Odoacer (2) vs (8) Pedro

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Pedro really has the hooks in deep now - there seems like no escape for Odoacer.
Odoacer tries to roll but Pedro sticks to his back.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
You know, I was talking to some of our celebrities at ringside tonight and they were split right down the middle on who was going to win this fight.
Odoacer is keeping busy.
Pedro controls the action.
It looks like Pedro might be adopting somewhat of a lay and pray gameplan here, which I'm sure won't go down too well with the paying fans in attendance... Or the ring announcers come to think of it.

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

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.

Odoacer preventing the rear naked choke attempt from Pedro.
Odoacer is trying to break free.
Pedro is looking to control Odoacer but Odoacer is wriggling around and keeping busy.
Pedro keeps control of the position easily here as Odoacer tries to buck him off.
Odoacer rolls, trying to escape but Pedro keeps control of the position.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

And that's the end of the fight!
Pedro wins on points by 8 to 2.
Flavius Odoacer spoke after the fight, saying 'Harrumph! A minor setback on my path to the throne.'.

 

Event: TWGC 18 (265lbs, D1): Montreal Qualifier - Round 1     
Date:   Sep 18, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight Tycoon World Grappling Championship rules bout between George Pedro (ranked 94 p4p, 10 weight class) and Junior Borg (ranked 3082 p4p, 0 weight class). Borg has chosen Don't Borg Out as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!




176 cm
32 yrs
205 lbs



169 cm
35 yrs
203 lbs


This TWGC bout is 1 fifteen minute round in the heavyweight division. Introducing today's competitors. In the red corner, competing out of Rio de Janeiro, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 0 losses; George Pedro! And in the blue corner, fighting out of London, with a TWGC record of 0 wins and 1 losses; Junior Borg!
The judges for this bout are Gregory Folan, Alec Ball and Elvis Blanc.


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

Borg closes the distance and clinches.
Pedro is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Borg has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Pedro avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Pedro is looking to take this one to the mat.
Pedro is pressed up against the cage. Borg has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Pedro down to the mat. Pedro avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Pedro closes the distance and clinches up with Borg, looking for a takedown. Pedro pushes Borg against the cage but Borg circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for George Pedro. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Borg has taken the fight to the clinch.

Borg has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Pedro clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Score +4 for clean takedown past guard: Pedro (0) vs (4) Borg
What can Pedro do to escape this position? He's going to have to figure it out pretty quick if he wants to stay in the fight!

Borg looking for the RNC.
Borg is not going to allow Pedro to sit and survive in this position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Borg doesn't have the hooks in and Pedro manages to turn into his guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Pedro (2) vs (4) Borg

That's one minute gone in the round.
Borg keeping full guard, as Pedro tries to pass.
Pedro is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Pedro's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.

Pedro got a little sloppy there for a moment and Borg has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Pedro has managed to get both his arms back between Borg's legs - danger averted.
Pedro trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Borg lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Pedro (2) vs (6) Borg
Pedro trying to control the position here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Borg stopping the sweep attempt from Pedro.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Pedro (4) vs (6) Borg
Borg tries to get to full guard but Pedro has control of the leg.
Pedro looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.

Borg actively working from the bottom here.
Pedro passes to full mount!
Score +3 for passing guard: Pedro (7) vs (6) Borg
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Borg wants to hold on but Pedro pushes him away.
Pedro takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Borg regains half guard.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro content to control rather than advance.
Pedro prevents Borg from improving his position.
We've been hearing that Pedro has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Borg is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Pedro not doing much here.

Borg actively working from the bottom here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Borg keeps control of the position for the meantime.
Still in half guard, Pedro seems content to control.
Borg tries to get to full guard but Pedro has control of the leg.
Pedro is pressing down on Borg's thigh, looking to free his foot. Borg is holding on for now.
Pedro is controlling the pace.
Borg is looking to control Pedro's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Borg avoid being mounted?
Borg is trying to get back to full guard.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Borg trying to control from the bottom.
Pedro content to control rather than advance.

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

Borg actively working from the bottom here.

Borg is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Pedro pulls his head out easily.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
Pedro is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Pedro has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Pedro (10) vs (6) Borg
Borg tries to hold on but Pedro postures up.
Pedro controlling the pace for now.
Borg sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Borg is looking for a sweep. Pedro is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
Borg manages to get to full guard.
Pedro pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Borg is keeping the position for now.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Borg tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Borg controls Pedro momentarily but Pedro frees himself.

Borg has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Pedro can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Pedro's corner is telling him to maintain position.

Borg looking for subs off his back but Pedro has passed one foot through into half guard.
Borg is looking to control Pedro's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Borg avoid being mounted?
Pedro works his foot free and advances to mount.
Score +3 for passing guard: Pedro (13) vs (6) Borg

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Borg wants to hold on but Pedro pushes him away.
Pedro moves to the back position.
Score +3 for taking back: Pedro (16) vs (6) Borg
Borg is trying to break free.
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial.
Borg wants to escape the position.
Borg is being controlled on the ground here - he must escape this position otherwise surely the end is near.
Borg tries to break free.

Pedro looking for the RNC.
Pedro controlling from the back.

Borg defends a rear naked choke attempt by controlling one of Pedro's arms.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.

Borg fending off the submission attempt from Pedro.

Borg defending nicely against the rear naked choke attempt.
You can see the frustration on Borg's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.
Borg just trying to survive but Pedro is wriggling into a better position, looking to finish.
Pedro is looking cool and calm here, just waiting for a good opportunity to attack and finish the fight from this dominant position.
Borg is really stuck here.

That's ten minutes gone in the round.
Pedro controlling the position well here. Borg rolled but Pedro kept the hooks locked in and stayed in the dominant position.
Borg tries to roll but Pedro sticks to his back.

Pedro has his opponent's back and is working for the choke.
Borg is very frustrated here, being controlled quite effectively by Pedro.
Pedro avoiding Borg 's attempts to control his hands.

Pedro is working hard for the rear naked choke here.

That's eleven minutes gone in the round.
Borg tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Borg is squirming around, avoiding Pedro's attempts to control the action.
Pedro controlling from the full mount.
Borg sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Borg is looking to improve his position.
Borg is trying to control but can't.
Borg is looking for a sweep. Pedro is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Pedro passes to side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Pedro (19) vs (6) Borg

That's twelve minutes gone in the round.
Pedro trying to control the action but Borg is working from the bottom.
Borg is trying to get back to half guard.
Borg struggling a bit here.
Pedro wants to lay and pray for a moment but Borg keeps working.
Borg wants to control but Pedro postures up.

That's thirteen minutes gone in the round.
Borg is trying to escape the position but Pedro is controlling the position.
Pedro is looking to take a break and control but Borg is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Borg is looking to reverse the position.
Borg manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Pedro wants to pass to mount but Borg is defending the position.
Borg tries to get to full guard but Pedro has control of the leg.
Borg wants to get back to full guard but Pedro has passed into side control.
Score +3 for passing guard: Pedro (22) vs (6) Borg
Borg is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Pedro off and has taken his back!
Score +4 for clean sweep to past guard: Pedro (22) vs (10) Borg
Pedro trying to control the position but Borg manages to sink in the hooks.

That's fourteen minutes gone in the round.
Pedro holding both Borg 's hands and preventing any damage.
Pedro manages to reverse the position and now he's in Borg's guard. Nice work there by Pedro.
Score +2 for sweep to guard / half guard: Pedro (24) vs (10) Borg
Borg trying to keep a closed guard but Pedro is proving a slippery customer.
Pedro trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Pedro controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Borg looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Pedro not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.

And that's the end of the fight!
Pedro takes the fight on points by 24 to 10.

 

Event: Syn 542 - Apotheosis     
Date:   Sep 02, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Sotiris Kakoullis (ranked 107 p4p, 15 weight class) and George Pedro (ranked 225 p4p, 29 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

184 cm
37
206 lbs
43 - 13 - 0
176 cm
32
205 lbs
37 - 14 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 43 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Sotiris Kakoullis!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 37 wins, 14 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
The judges for this bout are Phil Schofield, Steven Brown and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Pedro dives in and scores a takedown into Kakoullis's guard.
Kakoullis is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Pedro makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Kakoullis trying to keep a closed guard but Pedro is proving a slippery customer.
Pedro looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Kakoullis utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kakoullis avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Pedro working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kakoullis keeping moving, preventing Pedro from controlling successfully.
Kakoullis looking to hit a scissor sweep but Pedro is one step ahead there.
Pedro trying to control but Kakoullis is working from the bottom.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Kakoullis has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Gym Beam in the buildup to the fight.
Pedro shoots in for a takedown but Kakoullis shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Pedro misses with a takedown attempt
and Kakoullis counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Pedro thinking.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Kakoullis.
Kakoullis keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Sotiris Kakoullis has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of George Pedro.

Pedro scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.

Kakoullis pushes Pedro off and gets back to his feet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Pedro.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Pedro scores with punches from side control.
Kakoullis is trying to stand back up. He's worked his way up against the cage but Pedro has just dragged him back down to the mat.
The ground and pound from Pedro seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Kakoullis takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Pedro landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
The ground and pound from Pedro seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Kakoullis is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Pedro wants to control but Kakoullis is keeping him busy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Kakoullis to see if he's OK.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pedro misses with the ground and pound.
Pedro is looking to take a break and control but Kakoullis is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Kakoullis parries the strikes from Pedro easily there. Pedro is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Kakoullis to escape.
Pedro working the ground and pound but he's contacting the mat, not the fighter.
Pedro is pausing for a moment. What's he doing? It looks like he's clearing his nose. Oh dude! He's shot a load of snot all down Kakoullis's shoulder. That is not cool.
An elbow from Pedro crashes against the mat.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Pedro throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
You can see the frustration on Kakoullis's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Pedro has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Kakoullis taking punishment in the form of punches.
Pedro sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Kakoullis is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
Kakoullis is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Kakoullis is working hard here to advance position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pedro misses with an attempted head punch from side control.
Pedro controlling the position from side mount.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Nice straight punches there by Kakoullis. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Kakoullis.

Pedro gets the takedown into side control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kakoullis is looking to regain half guard here but Pedro keeps moving and retains side control.
Pedro looks up at the clock and then as Kakoullis takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Pedro smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!
Kakoullis manages to work his way to half guard, despite Pedro's best efforts.
Pedro takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro wants to control but Kakoullis is keeping him busy.
Kakoullis trying to control from the bottom.
Kakoullis keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.
Pedro trying to control the action but Kakoullis is working from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Pedro missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Pedro scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Pedro is nestled in close to Kakoullis, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Pedro stops Kakoullis from getting back to his feet.
Pedro looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Kakoullis wants to control but Pedro is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Pedro trying to control the action but Kakoullis is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Ground and pound from Pedro.
Kakoullis avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Pedro.
Kakoullis works his way to full guard. Good work.
Pedro stopping the sweep attempt from Kakoullis.
Kakoullis avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

Pedro 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.

Kakoullis pushes Pedro off and gets back to his feet.
Pedro has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Pedro has a takedown stuffed.

Kakoullis gets caught napping as Pedro dives in and scores a takedown. Kakoullis manages to retain guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Kakoullis looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Kakoullis preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Pedro lands a couple of elbows.
Kakoullis wants to sweep but no luck.
Pedro trying to control the position from guard on top but Kakoullis is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Kakoullis wants to hit a switch here but Pedro passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Kakoullis there!
Pedro is landing with some decent strikes but Kakoullis is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro is landing with some decent strikes but Kakoullis is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.
Kakoullis can't escape the position.
Pedro working Kakoullis over with strikes here.
Pedro lands a big elbow.
Pedro cracks Kakoullis with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Kakoullis is trying to stand.
Pedro lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Kakoullis hang on?
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Pedro lands a big elbow.
Kakoullis really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Pedro shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Kakoullis as he avoids it easily.

Pedro shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Kakoullis manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Pedro throws a big elbow that misses.
Pedro throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Kakoullis works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Pedro pushes down on Kakoullis's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Kakoullis wants to get back to his feet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro stalling.
Pedro lands with a punch from half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro thows a huge punch but Kakoullis dodges it nicely.
Pedro wants to take a breather but Kakoullis is having none of it.
Pedro working the head and body with strikes.

Kakoullis kicks off Pedro and gets to his feet.

Pedro closes the distance and clinches up, looking for a takedown. He shifts his weight and gets a nice trip into half guard.
Kakoullis pushes Pedro off but Pedro dives into side control.
Pedro prevents Kakoullis from escaping the position.
Kakoullis being controlled for a moment.
Pedro cracks Kakoullis with an elbow. That is naaassty.
Sotiris Kakoullis has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro is looking to take a break and control but Kakoullis is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Pedro lands an elbow.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Pedro working the head with strikes.
Kakoullis is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Kakoullis regains half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro working the head and body with strikes.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Pedro lands a nice short elbow.
Pedro is keen to just control but Kakoullis is a slippery customer.
Kakoullis is trying to control but can't.
Kakoullis wants to get back to his feet.
Kakoullis avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Pedro.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Pedro connects with a nice short shot to Kakoullis's temple.
Pedro winds up and cracks Kakoullis with a swinging punch to the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Kakoullis is not content to let Pedro control the position.
The referee looks like he's ready to step in and stand the fighters back up.
Pedro sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Kakoullis defending well though.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.

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

Pedro shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Kakoullis manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.

Kakoullis pushes Pedro off and scrambles back to his feet.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Nice defenses there by Pedro.
George Pedro is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Pedro shoots in for a takedown but Kakoullis shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kakoullis looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Pedro.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 27:30
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 27:30
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... George Pedro!
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RATING
42%

 

Event: Syn 539 - Luminous     
Date:   Aug 11, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Evil Nixon and George Pedro. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

188 cm
28
211 lbs
19 - 3 - 2
176 cm
32
202 lbs
37 - 13 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 3 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of New York, Evil Nixon!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 37 wins, 13 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nixon fails with an attempt to clinch.
Nixon misses with a hook. Pedro ducked under it nicely.
Pedro blocks a jab.
Nixon tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Pedro manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Jab by Nixon.
Nixon thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Pedro if he has to take too many more of those.
Nixon scoring well with a low kick there.
A thudding body kick lands there by Pedro!
Nixon is looking to clinch.
Nixon throws a leg kick but Pedro sees it coming and moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro checks the leg kick nicely there.
Nixon throws a shot from downtown. Pedro moves away and avoids it.
Nixon waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Pedro.
Pedro tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Pedro swings for the body but Nixon moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro circles away from the clinch attempt.
Pedro changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
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's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Nixon connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Pedro scrambles back to his feet.
Nixon looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Nixon fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.

Pedro lands a jab followed by a vicious hook that sends Nixon sprawling to the canvas. Pedro follows him down, looking for the kill. Can Nixon hang on?

It looks like Evil Nixon has been cut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Nixon is trying to control but can't.
Pedro perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Pedro throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Nixon avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Pedro.
Pedro wants to take a breather but Nixon is having none of it.
Pedro has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Nixon keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Pedro trying to control the action but Nixon is working from the bottom.
Pedro 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.
Pedro takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Pedro shoots in for a takedown but Nixon shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Pedro misses the shot to the body.
Pedro falls off balance throwing a combination
and Nixon counters with an inside leg kick.
Nixon scores with a jab. Pedro acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Pedro throws a jab when Nixon was well out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro moves out of range of the strikes.
Pedro has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Pedro there as he acknowledges the shot.
Nixon throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Nixon jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Pedro throws a wild body kick that Nixon sees coming a mile off.
Pedro drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Nixon looks to throw the jab but Pedro is out of range.
Pedro with the counter takedown but Nixon avoids it easily.
Nixon pushes Pedro away with a front kick.
Nixon lands with a shot to the body.
Evil Nixon is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Nixon throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nixon looks to throw the jab but Pedro is out of range.
Nixon tried to score with a low kick but Pedro checks it.
Pedro drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Nixon defends it well.
Pedro tries to move into range but Nixon moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Nixon, right into the meat.
Pedro takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.

Nixon takes the fight into the clinch.
A nice left hand lands by Nixon.
Nixon is leaning against Pedro and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Pedro misses with a punch to the body.
Nixon softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Pedro lands an uppercut.
Pedro tries for a takedown. No joy.
Pedro changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Nixon fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Evil Nixon has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of George Pedro.
Pedro looks winded!
Nixon connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Nixon scores with a jab to the head.
Nixon lands with a shot to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Evil Nixon dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Evil Nixon's cut.
That's time! Nixon's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Nixon, as that shot connected.
Nixon with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Nixon ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Pedro moves away.
Pedro drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Nixon defends it well.
Nixon dodges the punch combination from Pedro.
Evil Nixon seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nixon throws a jab but it's blocked by Pedro.
Pedro drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Nixon defends it well.
Nixon wants to land a leg kick but Pedro is out of range.
Nixon takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Nixon throws a looping overhand right but Pedro ducks down to avoid it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nixon cracks the inside of Pedro's front leg.
Pedro shoots in and drives through. Nixon sprawls well.
Nixon misses with a hook to the body
and Pedro counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Nixon scores with a leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nixon fails in his attempt to clinch.
Nixon misses with a left hand
and Pedro counters with a left and a right that stings Nixon.
Nixon connects with a single shot there.
Pedro paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
The fight stays on the outside here - Nixon looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

Pedro bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Nixon tries to bench press Pedro off him but Pedro keeps the position.
Pedro looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Nixon is avoiding damage well.
Nixon is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Pedro can do to turn this around?
Nixon on the wrong end of some ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nixon tries to bench press Pedro off him but Pedro keeps the position.
Pedro is trying to ground and pound but Nixon uses the momentary lack of control by Pedro to regain half guard.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Nixon is looking for a sweep. Pedro is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Pedro not doing much here.
Pedro working over Nixon with some ground and pound. Nixon looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Nixon wants to improve his position but Pedro is controlling well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nixon has a hand on Pedro's thigh, trying to get back to full guard. Pedro takes advantage of the position though and mounts him!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pedro breaks from Nixon's wrist control and lands an elbow.
Pedro looking to ground and pound but Nixon is blocking nicely.
Pedro with shots to the head and body - Nixon looks very uncomfortable down there.
Nixon tries to hold on but Pedro postures up.
Pedro throwing sloppy strikes here. Perhaps if he tightened up his striking from such a dominant position, he'd be able to finish easier.
Pedro lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
George Pedro has got the better of the ground game so far.
Pedro throwing shots from mount but they're not landing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro throwing strikes here but Nixon is writhing around nicely and avoiding any serious damage.
Pedro breaks from Nixon's wrist control and lands an elbow.
Nixon keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Nixon wants to control but Pedro is having none of it.
Pedro throwing shots from mount but they're not landing.
Pedro throws an elbow from mount that misses. Lucky escape for Nixon because Pedro loaded up on that one.
Pedro punishing his opponent with strikes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

George Pedro showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Evil Nixon'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!


Nixon slips a jab from Pedro.
Evil Nixon is winning the standup battle so far.
Nice jab there from Nixon.
Nixon is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Nixon catches Pedro with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Nixon throws a hook but Pedro blocks it.
A cross from Nixon lands.
Pedro lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Pedro avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Pedro now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Pedro scores with a sloppy right hand. Nixon should have avoided that one.
Pedro takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Nixon walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Pedro checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Nixon misses with a looping left.
Pedro throws a hook to the side of Nixon's head but Nixon sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Pedro keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Pedro tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro takes one to the chin there.
Nixon takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Pedro uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Nixon.
Nixon doesn't manage to clinch there - Pedro circles away.
Pedro drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Nixon defends it well.
Nixon lunges at Pedro with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Pedro's hand.
Pedro staying out of range there.
Pedro throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Nixon's waist but Nixon gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Pedro off to one side.
Nixon with a hook.
A slapping leg kick lands for Pedro.
Nixon misses with an uppercut.
Pedro moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Pedro lands with a nice body punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro tries to land a leg kick but Nixon saw it coming and moves away.
Nixon lands with an uppercut that bounces Pedro 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!
Nixon throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Pedro tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Nixon swivels and escapes.
Nixon swings for the body but Pedro moves out of range.
Pedro avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Nixon checks a low kick from Pedro.
Pedro misses with a series of wild punches.
Pedro takes a jab right on the kisser.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nixon throws an overhand right that lands on Pedro's shoulder, as Pedro tries to avoid the shot.
And Pedro tries to counter it with a takedown but Nixon pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Pedro is looking to slow Nixon down with leg kicks.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Nixon.
Pedro defending well as Nixon loads up on a big left hand.
Nixon throws a nice outside leg kick.
The fighters circling - Nixon throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Pedro throws out a counter right but Nixon avoids it with no problem.
Pedro has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Nixon tries to clinch up.
Good work by Nixon as he checks the leg kick.
Nixon throws the left hand but Pedro avoids the punch easily.
Pedro checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Nixon moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Nixon. Pedro does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Nixon misses the target.
Nixon moves into range and connects with a jab.
Nice shot lands for Pedro.
Nixon connects with a nice looking jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A big left from Nixon misses.
Pedro tries a quick counter leg kick but Nixon is wise to it.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Nixon.
Pedro is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Pedro lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Nixon circles away quickly and effectively.
Nixon throws a jab when Pedro was well out of range.
Pedro moves away from the strike by Nixon.
A leg kick checked by Nixon.
Nixon swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Pedro.

Nixon has taken the fight to the clinch.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 29:28
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 29:28
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Evil Nixon!

Our winner, Evil Nixon, 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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G S C
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
57%

 

Event: Syn 536 - Maleficium     
Date:   Jul 21, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between George Pedro and Keiji Mutou. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

176 cm
32
202 lbs
36 - 13 - 2
188 cm
40
213 lbs
33 - 17 - 2
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Sully's Bar & Grill

Aspire Clothing
Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 13 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 17 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Keiji Mutou!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice defenses there by Pedro.

Pedro scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Mutou trying to hold on to Pedro's head to control him but Pedro postures up.
Pedro trying to control the action but Mutou is working from the bottom.
Mutou is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mutou blocking the ground and pound attempt from Pedro.
Pedro wants to free his trapped foot but Mutou is holding on for dear life with his legs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Mutou controlling the position for now.
Pedro takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Mutou slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Pedro won't allow Mutou to sweep him here.
Mutou keeps trying to improve his position.
Mutou trying to control the position here.
Pedro stopping the sweep attempt from Mutou.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Mutou is on top in guard.

Mutou keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Pedro's head.
Pedro working a defensive guard here.
Pedro bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Mutou's guard.

Pedro stopping the sweep attempt from Mutou.
Mutou trying to control the position.
Mutou pulls Pedro in close to his closed guard and prevents Pedro from doing any damage or advancing position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mutou looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Pedro trying to control but Mutou is working from the bottom.
Mutou looking to hit a scissor sweep but Pedro is one step ahead there.
Pedro stands up over Mutou, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Pedro throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Mutou is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Pedro is working Mutou over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Pedro is fighting to break Mutou's control of his arms but Mutou is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Mutou lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Pedro not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Mutou scoring with some ground and pound.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Mutou slips nicely into half guard.
Pedro keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
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 George Pedro 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.


Mutou lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Pedro keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Mutou misses with a body shot.
Pedro misses with a hook. Mutou ducked under it nicely.
Pedro has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Pedro there as he acknowledges the shot.
Mutou slips a straight right by Pedro.
Mutou throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A leg kick checked by Mutou.
Mutou slips a jab from Pedro.
A big left from Mutou misses.
Good standup being displayed there by Mutou as he connects with a hook.
Mutou punishes Pedro's body with a nice straight punch.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Pedro, right into the meat.
Mutou misses with a takedown attempt - Pedro sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Pedro takes a swing at Mutou's ribcage but misses.
A shot to the liver by Mutou. Beautiful body shot.
A nice leg kick lands there from Pedro.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Pedro shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Mutou as he jumps to the side.
The crowd cheers as Pedro lands an impressive looking overhand right. Mutou doesn't seem phased though.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mutou cracks Pedro with a right hand to the side of the head.

Mutou drives through with a takedown into Pedro's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Mutou throws a strike but Pedro rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Mutou keeping moving, preventing Pedro from controlling successfully.
Mutou is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Pedro working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Pedro postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
George Pedro overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Pedro missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Mutou wants to sweep here but Pedro controlling him for the moment.
Mutou controlling Pedro's posture.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mutou's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Pedro postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Mutou is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Mutou looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Mutou looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Pedro puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pedro is trying to control. Mutou wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mutou is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Mutou on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Pedro is keen to just control but Mutou is a slippery customer.
Pedro slips a nice elbow through Mutou's hands, connecting with Mutou's forehead.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pedro not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Pedro working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Pedro not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Mutou slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Mutou is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Mutou is keen to just control but Pedro is a slippery customer.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro blocking the ground and pound attempt from Mutou.
Pedro is trying to get back to full guard.
Mutou sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Pedro defending well though.
Mutou throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Mutou is pressing down on Pedro's thigh, looking to free his foot. Pedro is holding on for now.
Mutou thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Pedro gets full guard.
Mutou is working Pedro over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Pedro looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Mutou landing with the ground and pound.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Keiji Mutou will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!



Pedro closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Mutou quickly recovers to half guard.
Mutou preventing any damage for now, controlling his opponent's head.
Mutou is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Pedro takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Pedro slips a nice elbow through Mutou's hands, connecting with Mutou's forehead.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mutou trying to get back to full guard but Pedro takes advantage of the position and moves to full mount!
Pedro raining down hammerfists from mount.
Pedro landing shots from mount.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro cracks Mutou with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.

Mutou is rocked!
Mutou tries to hold on but Pedro postures up.
Pedro looking to ground and pound his opponent to a finish here.
Mutou is still in real trouble! Can Pedro finish him?
Mutou takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.
Pedro with the ground and pound from mount.
Pedro trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Pedro landing punches.
Mutou is trying desperately to improve position.
Mutou tries to lock up and control but Pedro gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Mutou seems to have recovered his senses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mutou sneaks a leg back under and regains half guard and is working straight away to try and get back to guard. He hasn't managed just yet though.
Ground and pound from Pedro.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Mutou is trying to maintain the position but Pedro is very close to passing his half guard.
Pedro is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Pedro stalling.
Mutou moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Mutou not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Pedro might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mutou looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Pedro is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Mutou is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Pedro scoring with punches to the head and body.
Pedro keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Mutou's head.
Mutou is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Pedro throwing strikes from guard but Mutou blocks nicely.
Pedro throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Mutou works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro is working Mutou over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Mutou is trying to control the position but Pedro postures up.
Mutou manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Pedro manages to get himself to full guard.

Mutou working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Pedro utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Mutou working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Pedro is trying to control the position from the bottom.

Pedro has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Mutou can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Mutou stopping the sweep attempt from Pedro.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 29:28
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:28
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... George Pedro!
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RATING
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Event: Syn 533 - Idiosyncratic     
Date:   Jul 07, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between George Pedro and Chris Coath. Coath is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by For Heavy Metal we will die!. George Pedro could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Chris Coath's chin.

176 cm
32
202 lbs
36 - 12 - 2
175 cm
33
189 lbs
24 - 8 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the middleweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 12 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Chris Coath!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Percy O'Donnell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Coath changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Coath will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Coath ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Pedro moves away.
Coath lands a leg kick that knocks Pedro off balance momentarily.
Pedro tries to clinch up but Coath circles away and keeps his distance.
Coath misses the jab.

Coath gets in close and instigates a clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Pedro fails to land.
A right hook to the body lands for Coath.
Coath fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Pedro lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Coath throws a head punch that misses.
Coath misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Coath works on Pedro's body with a couple of short punches.
Coath misses with some punches.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Pedro.
Pedro tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Coath prevents a body shot from Pedro.
Pedro blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Coath working aggressively here.
Pedro lands with a left to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Pedro works for the underhooks and manages to get a trip takedown into guard.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Pedro accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Coath looking to control.
Coath tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Pedro scoring with punches to the head and body.
Pedro preventing the sweep.
Pedro stands up over Coath, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Pedro distracts Coath with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Pedro's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Pedro chips away with some ground and pound.
Coath is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Pedro distracts Coath with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Coath looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pedro throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Coath works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Coath avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Pedro working some strikes from top position.
Coath looking to control.
Pedro has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Pedro trying to control the position from guard on top but Coath is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Pedro's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Coath trying to keep a closed guard but Pedro is proving a slippery customer.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coath has momentary wrist control but Pedro slips an elbow through the middle.
Coath controls Pedro momentarily but Pedro frees himself.

Coath throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Pedro working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Pedro lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

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

Coath looking for subs off his back but Pedro has passed one foot through into half guard.
Coath 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.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ground and pound from Pedro.
Pedro is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Coath wants to sweep but Pedro has passed to side control!
Pedro connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Coath some visible discomfort.
Coath tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Pedro wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Pedro scores with a couple of short elbows.
Pedro creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Coath getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
A combination from Pedro does no damage.
Coath connects with a jab.
Pedro catches Coath with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Coath walks into a left hand.

Pedro fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Coath sprawls well initially but Pedro persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
Coath moves into full guard.
Coath bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Pedro's guard.

Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Coath missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Coath throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Pedro works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Pedro working a defensive guard here.
Coath passes Pedro's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Pedro wants to improve his position but Coath is controlling well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coath is keen to just control but Pedro is a slippery customer.
Coath not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Coath thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Pedro's head.
Coath seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Pedro manages to get to full guard.
Coath throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Coath is looking to work some ground and pound but Pedro has wrist control.
Coath postures up.

Pedro is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Coath defends well.
Pedro is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Coath throwing strikes but missing.
Coath won't allow Pedro to sweep him here.
Coath postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Coath throws a big elbow that misses.
Coath tries to free his leg and advance position but Pedro is retaining full guard.
Coath missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Pedro utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Pedro keeping moving, preventing Coath from controlling successfully.
Pedro preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coath postures up in Pedro's guard and throws a big left but Pedro blocks it.
Pedro is adopting a defensive guard.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Coath bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Pedro's head backwards.
Pedro misses the jab.
Coath throws a nice outside leg kick.
Coath staying out of range there.
Coath misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pedro.
Pedro scores with a three punch combo!
A clash of legs there as Coath blocks the low kick.
Coath throws a sloppy head kick and Pedro moves out of range easily.
Coath slips under a jab.
Coath rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Pedro moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Coath avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Pedro throws a hook but Coath blocks it.
Pedro with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Coath to score with a decent uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro looks to clinch
and Coath counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A thudding body kick lands there by Pedro!
Coath tries to clinch up.
A good leg kick by Coath.
Coath throws a hook but Pedro avoids it easily.
Chris Coath seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Coath misses with a body shot.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
No joy there for Pedro, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Pedro doesn't manage to clinch there - Coath circles away.
Coath needs to keep his hands up - Pedro had a free shot at his head there.
A nice inside leg kick there by Pedro. That's going to slow Coath down.
Pedro catches Coath with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Pedro takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Pedro scoring well with a low kick there.
Pedro throws a shot from downtown. Coath moves away and avoids it.
Pedro looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Coath scores with a hook.
Coath misses with an uppercut. Pedro saw that one coming.
George Pedro seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nice body punch from Coath.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Chris Coath will probably get the nod - 10:9.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Coath connects with an inside leg kick.
Coath misses the shot to the body.
Pedro throws a hook but Coath avoids it easily.
Coath throws a right hand that Pedro ducks under and follows up with a left that Pedro also avoids with ease.
Coath swats away the attempt to clinch by Pedro.
A looping hook to the body misses from Coath. Pedro does a little dance to reset his feet.
Pedro shoots in for a takedown but Coath shows good takedown defense.
Pedro misses with an uppercut. Coath saw that one coming.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Coath! But no joy.
Coath takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Coath misses with a looping right.
Coath takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Pedro misses with a leg kick
and Coath counters with an outside leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Coath looks to score with a jab to the body but Pedro is just out of range.
Pedro swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Coath misses with a jab to the body
and Pedro connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Pedro doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Pedro fails in his attempt to clinch.
Pedro shoots in looking for a takedown. Coath tries to sprawl out of it but Pedro keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Coath manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Coath lands with a nice body punch.
Pedro fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Pedro tries to clinch up but Coath circles away and keeps his distance.
Chris Coath is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Nice uppercut there from Coath.
Coath lands a jab to the nose.
Pedro lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Pedro defending well as Coath loads up on a big left hand.
Coath misses with a body shot.
Pedro looks for a takedown but Coath sprawls well.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for George Pedro. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Coath throws out a loose jab but Pedro uses good head movement to avoid it.
Pedro chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Coath can pounce on him.
Pedro is looking to clinch.
Pedro misses with a takedown
and Coath counters with a stiff right hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Coath looks to score with a jab to the body but Pedro is just out of range.
Coath throws a solid leg kick but Pedro takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Coath.
Coath fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Pedro on the side of the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Coath moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Coath takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Pedro throws a nice outside leg kick.
Pedro throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Coath fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Pedro manages to avoid it.
Coath moves out of range of the body kick from Pedro.
Pedro wants to land a leg kick but Coath is out of range.
Pedro drops his hands momentarily and Coath takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.

Pedro clinches with his opponent.
Coath lands a body punch.
Coath can't find room to land a body shot as Pedro controls the action.
Coath misses with a hook to the ribs.
Pedro wants a takedown.
Pedro throws a punch but it's blocked by Coath.
Coath throws a punch but it's blocked by Pedro.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Coath lands with a light punch inside.
Coath misses with a short punch on the inside.
Coath misses with some punches.
Pedro prevents a body shot from Coath.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Coath.
Pedro tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Coath can't find room to land a body shot as Pedro controls the action.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Pedro.
Pedro has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Coath is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Still in the clinch, Coath scores with a nice short uppercut.
Coath misses with a short punch on the inside.
Coath struggles to land a body shot inside as Pedro controls his hands.
Pedro is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Coath pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Coath misses with some punches.
I was talking to Pedro's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Coath throws a punch but it's blocked by Pedro.
Coath digs a right hand into Pedro's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Pedro's gas tank.
Pedro misses with the head strike.
Coath throws a head punch that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro is looking to take this one to the mat.
Coath lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Pedro.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
A head punch on the inside from Coath fails to land.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Coath creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Coath lands an uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Pedro lands a shoulder strike.
Coath throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Coath misses with a punch to the body.
Coath blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Coath has a couple of punches blocked by Pedro.
Pedro working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Coath lands a left hand.
A right hook to the body lands for Pedro.
Pedro doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Coath misses with a hook to the ribs.
Coath tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Pedro has a couple of punches blocked by Coath.
Pedro can't find room to land a body shot as Coath controls the action.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 28:29
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 28:29
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 29:29

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Chris Coath!

Chris Coath decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
57%

 

Event: Syn 531 - Incendiary     
Date:   Jun 24, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between George Pedro and Wilder Wein. Wein has chosen Wilder Wein as his entrance music. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

176 cm
31
202 lbs
36 - 11 - 2
187 cm
32
187 lbs
32 - 8 - 4
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the middleweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 11 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 8 losses and 4 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Wilder Wein!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Phil Schofield and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A swing and a miss from Pedro.
Wein moves away from the strike by Pedro.
Pedro has a takedown stuffed.
Nice uppercut there from Wein.
A clash of legs there as Pedro blocks the low kick.
Pedro uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Wein.
Wein throws a leg kick
enabling Pedro to counter with a crisp jab.
Pedro connects with a good right hand that stumbles Wein. Wein circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Wein on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Pedro misses with an uppercut.
Wein feints and then cracks Pedro's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Pedro down.
Wein slips a straight right by Pedro.
Pedro fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Pedro's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Pedro duly obliges.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nice defenses there by Wein.
Nice defenses there by Wein.
Pedro looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wein lands a nice looking kick to the body. Pedro takes a step back to recover.
Pedro keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Pedro throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Wein sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Pedro blocks a leg kick.
Wein throws a leg kick but Pedro moved away.
A counter left hand to the body from Pedro misses its target.
Pedro throws a shot from downtown. Wein moves away and avoids it.
Wein now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Pedro uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Wein.
Wein slips a jab from Pedro.
Wein scores with the left hand. Pedro knows he should have avoided that one.
A solid leg kick lands there for Wein.
Wein scores with a kick to the body.
Wein misses with a wild combination.
Pedro moves out of range of the body kick from Wein.
Wein throws a big shot that misses.
Pedro misses with a body shot.
Wein throws out a counter right but Pedro avoids it with no problem.
Wein uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Pedro.
A swing and a miss from Pedro.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wein slips under a jab.
Wein lands a nice looking kick to the body. Pedro takes a step back to recover.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Pedro takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Pedro on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Pedro slips a straight right by Wein.
Wein throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Wein digs a good body shot into Pedro's ribs.
Wein throws a low kick but Pedro moves out of range easily.
Wein slips a jab from Pedro.
Pedro backing away here, and Wein unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Wein with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Pedro is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.
Pedro takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Pedro staying out of range there.
Wein staying out of range there.
Wilder Wein is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Wein slips under a jab from Pedro.
Wein on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Wein just misses with a punch to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Pedro throws out the jab.
Wein looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Pedro swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Wein.
Wein lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Wein misses with a kick to the body.
The fighters circling - Pedro throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Pedro throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Wein thinks about the counter body kick.
Wein paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Wein misses with a hook.
Wein throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Wein lands a leg kick that knocks Pedro off balance momentarily.
Wein misses with a hook.
Pedro throws out a loose jab but Wein uses good head movement to avoid it.
Pedro looks to score with a jab to the body but Wein is just out of range.
Pedro checks a leg kick nicely.
Wein misses with a body kick.
Pedro drops down looking for a counter takedown but Wein sprawls and moves away.
Wein fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Pedro.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wein throws a body punch but Pedro moves out of range.
Wein lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Pedro lands a glancing blow to the side of Wein's head.
Wein throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Wein slips under a jab.
Wein misses the shot to the body.
Pedro ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Pedro misses with a hook. Wein ducked under it nicely.
A chopping leg kick lands by Wein.
Pedro throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Pedro ducks under a wild hook from Wein.
Pedro thows a leg kick but Wein checks it
and Wein counters with a left to the body.
Wein moves out of range of the strikes.
Wein misses the shot to the body.
Good exchange - Wein coming out on top.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Pedro bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A little feinted left hand from Pedro on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Pedro throws a sloppy body shot
and Wein counters with a lovely straight right hand!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Wilder Wein 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.


Pedro throws a series of punches but Wein moves out of range.
Wein changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Pedro lands with an uppercut that bounces Wein off the cage and back into range.
A thudding body kick lands there by Wein!
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?
Wein swinging wildly here.
Pedro throws a leg kick but Wein checks it.
Wein pivots, looking for a leg kick but Pedro is out of range and Wein settles back down.
Wein fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Pedro manages to avoid it.
Pedro defending well as Wein loads up on a big left hand.
Pedro uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Wein.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wein throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Pedro will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Wein throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Pedro throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Pedro tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Wein bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro misses the shot to the body.
Wein throws a looping overhand right but Pedro ducks down to avoid it.
Wein throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Pedro stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Pedro dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Wein. That did some damage!
Pedro throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Wein throws a low kick, looking for Pedro's leg but Pedro calmly moves out of range.
Wein misses with an uppercut. Pedro saw that one coming.

Pedro looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Wein avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Pedro.
Wein is trying to maintain the position but Pedro is very close to passing his half guard.
Wein avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Pedro.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wein is looking to control Pedro's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Wein avoid being mounted?
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Wein tries to kick Pedro off but Pedro keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.
Wein keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Pedro seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Wein does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Wein uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Pedro.
Wein scores with a hook to the body. Pedro takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Pedro takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Wein throws a leg kick

and Pedro counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Pedro.
Pedro throwing strikes but missing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Pedro accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Pedro throws a big right hand that misses.
Wein working a defensive guard here.
Pedro postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Wein seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Pedro is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.

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.
Wein pulls Pedro in close to prevent any damage.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Pedro accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Pedro throwing strikes but missing.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Pedro distracts Wein with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
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 George Pedro will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Pedro fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Wein.
Pedro takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Pedro misses with a straight left.
Pedro scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Wein tries to score with a low kick but Pedro moves his leg out of the way.
An attempted straight right counter from Pedro misses the target.
Pedro is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Wein takes a swing at Pedro's ribcage but misses.
Wein throws the left hand but Pedro avoids the punch easily.
Wein takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Wein turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Wein staying out of range there.
Pedro throws a good cross that connects.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Pedro walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
The crowd cheers as Wein lands an impressive looking overhand right. Pedro doesn't seem phased though.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Wein throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Pedro keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Pedro wants to land a leg kick but Wein is out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wein looks to land a body kick but Pedro moved away.
Pedro throws a shot from downtown. Wein moves away and avoids it.
Pedro throws a hook but Wein avoids it easily.
Pedro defending well as Wein loads up on a big left hand.
Wein ducks under a wild hook from Pedro.
And Wein responds with a good body kick, but Pedro manages to step out the way in time.
Pedro throws a front kick aimed at Wein's knee but Wein avoids it well.
Pedro misses with a looping left.
Wein connects with a single shot there.
Pedro uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Wein has time to react.
Wein pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Wein pivots, looking for a leg kick but Pedro is out of range and Wein settles back down.
Pedro misses with a low kick.
Pedro throws a quick inside leg kick.
Wein staying out of range there.
Pedro checks the leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Pedro misses the target.
Pedro works Wein's body with a nice hook.
Wein thows a left - swing and a miss!
Pedro swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Pedro misses with a hook.
Pedro throws the left hand but Wein avoids the punch easily.
Wein throws a low kick, looking for Pedro's leg but Pedro calmly moves out of range.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A low kick from Pedro misses
and Wein counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Pedro loads up on a big right hand but Wein slips the punch.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Wein. Pedro shrugs it off though.
Pedro misses the shot to the body.
Pedro slips a jab from Wein.
Wein slips a jab from Pedro.
Pedro misses with an uppercut. Wein saw that one coming.
Wein throws a low kick but Pedro moves out of range easily.
Pedro is looking to counter punch.
A slow jab from Pedro misses its intended target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wein waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Pedro.
Pedro drops down looking for a counter takedown but Wein sprawls and moves away.
Pedro just misses with a punch to the body.
Pedro thows a left - swing and a miss!
Pedro throws a low kick but Wein moves out of range easily.
Pedro lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Pedro throws a leg kick
enabling Wein to counter with a crisp jab.
Wein with a jab.
A nice leg kick lands there from Wein.
Pedro misses the jab.
Wein looks to land a left hand but Pedro moved out of range nicely.
Pedro appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Wein scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Pedro tries a low kick but Wein avoids it.
Wein tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Pedro was well out of range. Poor timing from Wein.
Wein works the jab nicely.
Pedro tries to bum rush Wein with a series of wild strikes but Wein uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
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 throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Pedro tried to counter with a leg kick but Wein avoided it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wein connects with a crisp jab.
Wein walks into a left hand.
Wein connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Pedro momentarily.
Wein fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Pedro manages to avoid it.
Wein throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Pedro lands a nice hook to Wein's body. Wein takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Pedro throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Pedro fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Pedro connects with a single shot there.
Pedro lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Wein at a distance.
A jab from Wein does it's job there.
Wein is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Pedro chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Wein connects with a nice looking jab.
Pedro misses with a leg kick.
Pedro turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but George Pedro 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!


Pedro missing with a left hand there. Wein was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Pedro checks a leg kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Pedro misses the target.
Wein throws a nice inside leg kick.
A punch lands to the side of Pedro 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Wein tests Pedro's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Wein jabs Pedro to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Pedro checks a low kick from Wein.
Pedro will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Wilder Wein seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Wein throws a leg kick
letting Pedro counter with a right hand.
Wein lands with a nice body punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Wein. That did some damage!
Pedro throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wein only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Pedro looks to throw the jab but Wein is out of range.
Jab by Wein.
Pedro moves out of range of the body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wein lands with a good body shot.
Pedro 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 thumps Pedro with a low kick.
A nice leg kick lands there from Wein.
Pedro takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Wein checks a leg kick.
Wein lands a nice looking kick to the body. Pedro takes a step back to recover.
Wein looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Pedro misses with a head kick.
Pedro missing with a left hand there. Wein was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Wein throws a front kick aimed at Pedro's knee but Pedro avoids it well.
Pedro misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Pedro misses with a few strikes there.
A solid body kick from Wein.

Pedro shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.

Wein uses the cage to get back to his feet.

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!
Wein scores with a jab to the head.
Nice shot lands for Pedro.
Pedro is looking to land body kicks.
Pedro throws a right hand that misses
and Wein counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Pedro with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Wein to score with a decent uppercut.
Wein catches Pedro with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Wein misses with a straight right.
That kick from Pedro tenderised Wein's leg. Wein is trying to keep his angry face on.
Pedro on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Wein moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Wein looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Pedro is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Wein.
Wein throws a body kick that misses.
Pedro tries a head kick but it misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A big right from Wein misses.
Pedro on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Wein misses the shot to the body.
Pedro is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Wein.
Pedro throws a leg kick but Wein moved away.
Wein missing with a left hand there. Pedro was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Wein lands a lovely overhand right.
Pedro misses with the combination.
A nice side step and Wein releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Pedro takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Pedro rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Wein moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Wein scores with a spinning back kick!
Wein throws a front kick that sends Pedro stumbling back into the cage.
Pedro takes one to the side of the head.
Pedro misses with an uppercut. Wein saw that one coming.
Wein looks like he wants to counter punch here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wein throws a body kick that misses.
Pedro appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Pedro checks a leg kick.
Wein misses with a left hand
and Pedro counters with a left to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Pedro defending well as Wein loads up on a big left hand.
Wein connects with an inside leg kick.
Wein tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Pedro takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Pedro lands a nice leg kick that just misses Wein's sensitive parts.
The fighters circling - Wein throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Wein ducks under a wild hook from Pedro.
Wein thows a body kick. Pedro tries to catch it but that hurt him.
That kick from Wein tenderised Pedro's leg. Pedro is trying to keep his angry face on.
Wein lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Pedro circles away quickly and effectively.
Pedro tries to work over Wein's front leg with a kick but Wein checks it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Wein misses with a looping left.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Wilder Wein dominated that fourth round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Pedro ducks right into an uppercut from Wein.
Wein throws a solid leg kick but Pedro takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Wein.
Wein ducks under a wild hook from Pedro.
Wein on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Pedro pushes forward with a 1-2 combination that forces Wein back to the cage. Pedro follows up with a solid lead hook to the liver.
Pedro misses with an uppercut
and Wein counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Pedro misses the shot to the body.
Wein lands a front kick.
Wein lands a front kick.
A low kick from Wein is predictable there

and Pedro counters with a takedown into side control.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Wein is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Wein regains half guard, as Pedro was trying to land strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro lands with a punch from half guard.
Pedro throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Wein avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Pedro.
Pedro scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Pedro thows a huge punch but Wein dodges it nicely.
Pedro looks to land a strike but Wein avoids it nicely and regains full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wein avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Pedro forces his way into half guard.
Pedro lands strikes from half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pedro throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Wein preventing any damage for now, controlling his opponent's head.
Wein is trying to get back to full guard.
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.
Pedro thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Pedro thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Wein keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Pedro has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Pedro not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Wein avoids the body shot from Pedro.

Wein gets tackled into the cage by Pedro. Pedro maintains the clinch.
Pedro lands a body shot.
Pedro drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Wein gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Wein lands on the inside with an uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Wein misses with a punch on the inside.
Pedro lands a body punch in the clinch.
A right handed body shot lands from Pedro.
Wein is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Wein misses with a hook from the clinch.
Wein blocks an uppercut.
Pedro blocking some punches.
Pedro drops down looking for an ankle pick but Wein pulls his leg out and moves away.
Wein blocks a jab.
Wein scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Wein throws a low kick but Pedro moves out of range easily.
A slow jab from Pedro misses its intended target.
Pedro throws a shot from downtown. Wein moves away and avoids it.
Wein slips a straight right by Pedro.
Wein fakes the leg kick and cracks Pedro in the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
George Pedro showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Pedro 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 48:47
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 47:49
Judge James Atkins scores the fight 47:49

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

Wilder Wein is the new middleweight champion!
Wilder Wein 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 529 - Gravity     
Date:   Jun 09, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between George Pedro and Evil Nixon. Both fighters really staring each other down here, as Evil Nixon enters the cage!

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36 - 10 - 2
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27
211 lbs
18 - 2 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
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Olympic wrestler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the light heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 10 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Evil Nixon!
The judges for this bout are Jack Bonds, Percy O'Donnell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pedro jabs at Nixon's body.
A punch combination from Pedro misses.
Pedro shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Nixon but Nixon pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Pedro lets loose with a powerful body kick. Nixon will feel that in the morning.
Pedro lands a nice shot to the body.
Pedro paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Nixon fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Nixon throws a good cross that connects.
George Pedro seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nixon misses with an uppercut. Pedro saw that one coming.
Pedro with a jab.
Pedro misses the shot to the body.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Pedro, as that shot connected.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Nixon ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Pedro moves away.
Nixon cracks the inside of Pedro's front leg.
We've been hearing reports that Pedro has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Nixon scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Pedro rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Nixon counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
A slapping body kick lands there for Nixon.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nixon slips under a jab.
Nixon is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Pedro swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Nixon fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Pedro scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Nixon's corner calls for a 1-2. Nixon obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Evil Nixon is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Nixon waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Pedro.
Pedro fires out a quick counter leg kick but Nixon just manages to avoid it.
Pedro tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Nixon looks to throw the jab but Pedro is out of range.
Nixon throws a big shot that misses.
Nixon connects with a crisp jab.
Pedro misses with a wild body shot.
Pedro attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Nixon scoring well with a low kick there.
Pedro moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Pedro 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.
Nixon uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Pedro.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Nixon, right into the meat.
Pedro connects with a looping right hand.
Pedro fakes the leg kick and cracks Nixon in the body.
Nixon avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Pedro cracks Nixon with an open hand slap.
Pedro throws a solid leg kick but Nixon takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Pedro.
Pedro slips under a jab.
Nixon connects with a body shot.
Nixon tries to clinch there but Pedro circles away.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Pedro 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 Nixon has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Nixon and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Pedro looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Pedro dips to his left and cracks Nixon with an uppercut!
Nixon moves out of range as Pedro throws a body kick.
Nixon moves out of range as Pedro strikes.
Nixon moves forwards but Pedro connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Pedro defending well as Nixon loads up on a big left hand.
Pedro fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Nixon.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro misses with a double jab
and Nixon finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Nixon avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Pedro tries to close the distance and clinch but Nixon swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Pedro throws a right hand that misses
enabling Nixon to counter with a crisp jab.
Nixon lands a leg kick that knocks Pedro off balance momentarily.
Nixon scores with a jab to the body.
Pedro misses with a wild body shot.
Nixon misses with a looping left.
Nixon scores with a leg kick.
A big right from Pedro misses.
Pedro throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Pedro misses with a looping left.
Pedro misses with a kick to the body.
Pedro checks the leg kick.
Nixon lands a right hook to the body.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nixon throws out a loose jab but Pedro uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Nixon. That did some damage!
Pedro lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Pedro waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Nixon.
Pedro blocks a jab.
Nixon looks to land a body kick but Pedro moved away.
Pedro misses with a leg kick.
Pedro throws a body shot but no joy.
Nixon appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Nixon drops his hands momentarily and Pedro takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Pedro throws a hook but Nixon blocks it.
Nixon is looking to clinch.
Nixon misses with a hook

and Pedro counters with a shoot takedown. Nixon fights it but they end up in guard.
Pedro is looking to work some ground and pound but Nixon has wrist control.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Pedro throwing strikes from guard but Nixon blocks nicely.
Pedro keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Nixon's 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 George Pedro 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.


Pedro gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Pedro 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 Nixon has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Nixon and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
A little jabbing left from Nixon on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
A jab from Nixon misses.
Pedro scores with the left hand. Nixon knows he should have avoided that one.
Pedro misses with a series of wild punches.
Nixon takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Pedro tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Despite the aggression on Nixon's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Pedro looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Nixon wants to clinch up but Pedro keeps it at a distance.
Pedro on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Nixon. Nixon obviously looking to wear him down.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nixon moves into range and connects with a jab.
Pedro throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Nixon counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Pedro thinking.
Nixon thumps Pedro 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!
Pedro throws a sloppy body shot
and Nixon counters with a straight right hand.
Pedro moves to clinch but Nixon breaks away
and Nixon counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nixon throws a looping overhand right but Pedro ducks down to avoid it.
Pedro is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Pedro fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Pedro scores with a sloppy right hand. Nixon should have avoided that one.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Nixon - that will leave a mark!
Pedro takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Evil Nixon seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Nixon cracks Pedro with a right hand to the side of the head.
Nixon thuds his shin into the meat of Pedro's side.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Pedro tried to score with a low kick but Nixon checks it.

Nixon gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Pedro doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Nixon misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A nice left hand lands by Nixon.
Nixon scores with an uppercut up the middle.
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!
Pedro wants a takedown.
Pedro is trying to drag Nixon to the mat but Nixon just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Nixon lands a body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nixon tries to throw a body punch but Pedro avoids it by throwing Nixon back against the cage.
Pedro misses with a punch on the inside.
Nixon has a couple of punches blocked by Pedro.
Pedro fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A right handed body shot lands from Nixon.
Nixon tries to work over Pedro's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Nixon lands a shot to the body.
Pedro prevents a body shot from Nixon.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Nixon.
A short right from Nixon.
Nixon lands a hook that snaps the head of Pedro backwards.
Nixon is defending well against a takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for George Pedro. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Nixon lands with a left to the head.
A nice left hand lands by Nixon.
Nixon struggles to land a body shot inside as Pedro controls his hands.
Nixon working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Pedro blocking some punches.
Nixon lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Nixon swings wildly with an uppercut but Pedro uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nixon scores with a shoulder strike.
Nixon softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Nixon lands with a left to the head.
Nixon lands a hook that snaps the head of Pedro backwards.
Nixon works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Nixon stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Nixon lands a body shot in the clinch.
Nixon displaying some good clinch control by pressing Pedro up against the cage.
Nixon lands an uppercut.
Nixon tries a body shot but Pedro blocks it.
Evil Nixon seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
A head punch on the inside from Nixon fails to land.
Nixon has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Nixon lands a left hand.
Pedro throws a head punch that misses.
Nixon misses with a body punch.
Nice body punch from Nixon.
A shot in the inside from Nixon.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nixon tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nixon lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Nixon makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Nixon can't find room to land a body shot as Pedro controls the action.
A short right from Nixon.
Pedro will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Pedro changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Nixon fights it off and pushes away nicely.

Nixon drives through and clinches with Pedro against the cage.
Nixon lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Nixon scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Nixon scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Nixon scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Nixon lands a hook to the side of the head.
Nixon misses with the head strike.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Pedro misses with some punches.
Nixon misses with a hook to the ribs.
Nixon lands a shot to the body.
Pedro has Nixon pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Nixon manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Nixon lands on the inside with an uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Evil Nixon showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Back to the action!


Pedro looks up at the clock. Bad move! Nixon lands a right hand from hell, dropping Pedro. Nixon pounces and finishes the fight with a flurry of punches and elbows.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:05 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Evil Nixon!
Evil Nixon is the new light heavyweight champion!
A very excited looking Evil Nixon 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 525 - Judgement     
Date:   May 19, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Keiji Mutou and George Pedro. George Pedro has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Keiji Mutou's chin.

188 cm
40
213 lbs
33 - 14 - 2
176 cm
31
202 lbs
35 - 10 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the light heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 14 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Keiji Mutou!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 10 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Frank Antenori and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Mutou circles away from the clinch attempt.
Mutou attempts a counter takedown but Pedro avoids it well and moves away.
Pedro listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Pedro throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Mutou lands with an overhand left.

Mutou throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Pedro tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Mutou is in Pedro's guard.
Pedro keeping full guard, as Mutou tries to pass.
Pedro not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Mutou landing some decent shots from guard.
Mutou in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Mutou connects with a couple of short punches.
Mutou will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Pedro keeping moving, preventing Mutou from controlling successfully.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Mutou accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Mutou is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mutou throwing strikes but missing.
Mutou stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Pedro swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Pedro is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Mutou lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Mutou working some strikes from top position.
Mutou engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Mutou throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Pedro works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Pedro is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Nice strikes from Pedro there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Pedro prevents Mutou from improving his position.
Pedro not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Pedro is thwarting Mutou's attempts to control the position.
Mutou has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Pedro is looking to take a break and control but Mutou is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Mutou keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Pedro tries to pass to full mount but Mutou defends it.
Mutou wants to get back to full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro is trying to control. Mutou wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Mutou is looking to control Pedro's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Mutou avoid being mounted?
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Pedro connects with a nice short shot to Mutou's temple.
Pedro scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Pedro lands with a punch from half guard.
Mutou keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Mutou trying to get back to full guard but Pedro takes advantage of the position and moves to full mount!
Mutou tries to lock up and control but Pedro gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Pedro is landing with some decent strikes but Mutou is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro cracks Mutou with a nasty head shot there - the crowd let out an audible gasp there, as the noise reverberated around the arena.
Mutou gets back to half guard.
Pedro thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Pedro working the head and body with strikes.
Mutou moves into full guard.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Mutou is on top in guard.

Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Pedro trying to control the position.
Mutou stopping the sweep attempt from Pedro.
Mutou slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
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.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Nice shot lands for Pedro.
Pedro swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Mutou slips a jab from Pedro.
A big left from Pedro misses.

Pedro clinches with his opponent.
Pedro misses with a punch to the body.
Mutou blocks an uppercut.
Mutou takes a shot to the head.
Pedro changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Mutou fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Pedro has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Mutou fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Pedro manages to avoid it.
Pedro fails in his attempt to clinch.
Pedro misses with a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro misses with a straight left.
Pedro throws a hook but Mutou avoids it easily.
Pedro misses with a low kick.
A punch combination from Pedro misses.
Pedro moves away from the strike by Mutou.
Pedro is looking to chop away at Mutou's legs.
Mutou attempts a counter takedown but Pedro avoids it well and moves away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mutou takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Mutou drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Pedro lands with an uppercut that bounces Mutou off the cage and back into range.
Mutou fails to land the takedown.
Pedro throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Mutou on the side of the head.
Mutou lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Pedro at a distance.
Pedro will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Pedro looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Pedro throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Mutou stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Pedro connects with a looping right hand.
Mutou ducks right into an uppercut from Pedro.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Mutou keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Pedro.
Mutou swings and misses with a hook to the body.
George Pedro seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Pedro scores with a jab. Mutou acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Mutou cracks Pedro with a good jab.
Pedro moves out of range as Mutou strikes.
Nice sprawl there from Mutou as Pedro shoots in.
Keiji Mutou has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of George Pedro.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mutou takes a swing at Pedro's ribcage but misses.
A jab from Mutou does it's job there.
Pedro feints and then cracks Mutou's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Mutou down.
Mutou checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Pedro rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Mutou counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Pedro thinking.
Mutou connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Pedro lands a jab.
Pedro throws a big shot that misses.
Pedro lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.

Pedro gets a double leg takedown into Mutou's guard.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Mutou is on top in guard.

Mutou preventing the sweep.
Mutou controls from within his opponent's guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mutou distracts Pedro with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Mutou with a flurry of punches that miss.
Pedro preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Pedro controls Mutou momentarily but Mutou frees himself.
Mutou is working the ground and pound from guard. He might want to try advancing position though to get more of an impact.
Mutou throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Pedro works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Pedro is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Mutou tries to get to full guard but Pedro has control of the leg.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mutou is working hard here to advance position.
Mutou trying to control here.
Mutou is looking to improve his position.
Mutou wants to control but Pedro is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Pedro not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Mutou is trying to control but can't.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

George Pedro 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!


Mutou cracks a nice hook into Pedro's ribs.
Pedro swings away with a leg kick that misses.

Pedro fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Mutou sprawls well initially but Pedro persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
Mutou is looking to control Pedro's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Mutou avoid being mounted?
George Pedro has got the better of the ground game so far.
Mutou manages to get to full guard.
Pedro looking to pass the guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mutou manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Pedro manages to get himself to full guard.

Pedro keeping moving, preventing Mutou from controlling successfully.
We've been hearing that Mutou has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mutou working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Pedro's head.
Pedro is trying to control the position but Mutou postures up.
Pedro wants to sweep but no luck.
Mutou postures up.
Mutou throws an elbow that misses. Pedro uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Mutou's guard. Nice move by Pedro!

Mutou is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Mutou looking for a sweep. Not yet Mutou, not yet.
Mutou lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

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


That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mutou bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Pedro's guard.

Mutou working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Mutou makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Mutou trying to control the position from guard on top but Pedro is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Mutou is really struggling to control Pedro but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Pedro wants to sweep here but Mutou controlling him for the moment.
Pedro seems keen to control Mutou's posture.
Mutou is working Pedro over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro looking for a sweep. Not yet Pedro, not yet.
Pedro bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Mutou's guard.

Mutou preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Pedro won't allow Mutou to sweep him here.
Mutou is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Pedro won't allow Mutou to sweep him here.
Pedro with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro stopping the sweep attempt from Mutou.
Pedro working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Mutou wants to sweep here but Pedro controlling him for the moment.
Mutou is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Mutou looking to hit a scissor sweep but Pedro is one step ahead there.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Mutou feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Pedros jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pedro misses the jab.
Pedro slips under a jab from Mutou.
Mutou slips a straight right by Pedro.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but George Pedro just about did enough to take it.
That's time! Mutou's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Pedro throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Mutou stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Pedro throws a quick inside leg kick.
Pedro tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Mutou was well out of range. Poor timing from Pedro.
Mutou dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Mutou gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Pedro.
Pedro avoids the body shot from Mutou.
Mutou takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Pedro throws the kick towards the body but Mutou avoids it.
Mutou is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Pedro throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Mutou sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Pedro throws a looping overhand right but Mutou ducks down to avoid it.
Pedro fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Mutou displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Pedro.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jab, jab by Mutou - just one landing.

Pedro shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Mutou manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Mutou wants to sweep here but Pedro controlling him for the moment.

That's one minute gone in the round.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Mutou is on top in guard.

Pedro trying to control the position.
Pedro keeping moving, preventing Mutou from controlling successfully.
Pedro is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Pedro is on top in guard.


That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mutou working a defensive guard here.
Pedro lands a couple of digs.
Pedro won't allow Mutou to sweep him here.
Mutou looking to control.
Pedro stopping the sweep attempt from Mutou.
Pedro throwing strikes but missing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Mutou's head.
Pedro trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Mutou wants to sweep but no luck.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Pedro throws a quick inside leg kick.
Pedro throws a leg kick

and Mutou counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Pedro!
Pedro tries to improve position but can't.
Pedro manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
Mutou regains full guard. Nicely done.
Mutou tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Pedro chips away with some ground and pound.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mutou avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Mutou pulls Pedro in close to prevent any damage.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Mutou looking to hit a scissor sweep but Pedro is one step ahead there.
Pedro trying to control the position from guard on top but Mutou is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Mutou throwing strikes off his back to little effect.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Pedro with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
A punch lands to the side of Mutou 's head but he takes it in his stride.
George Pedro seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Pedro fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Mutou checks it well.

Mutou closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Pedro to the mat! Pedro manages to get full guard.
Pedro utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Pedro is trying to keep Mutou in close.
Mutou working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Pedro's head.
Mutou trying to control but Pedro is working from the bottom.
Mutou working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mutou lands a couple of elbows.
Mutou is looking to work some ground and pound but Pedro has wrist control.
Pedro is pulling down on Mutou's head. It's preventing any offense from Mutou, at least for the moment.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mutou controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Mutou throwing strikes but missing.
Pedro bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Mutou's guard.

Pedro with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Mutou bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Pedro's guard.

Pedro wants to hit a switch here but Mutou passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Pedro there!
Mutou lands with some strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro wants to hold on but Mutou pushes him away.
Mutou with the ground and pound from mount.
Pedro is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Mutou controlling from the full mount.
Pedro is bucking up trying to escape but Mutou cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
Pedro keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Pedro tries to hold on but Mutou postures up.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Mutou scores with a couple of good head shots there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro is in all sorts of trouble here.
Mutou lands a couple of good shots and Pedro has given up his back, trying to escape the position!
Mutou scores with some strikes to the side of the head there. Good, points scoring shots.
Pedro 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.
Pedro is defending well here and trying to improve his position.
Mutou landing with strikes.
Mutou lands with a couple of good shots - one to the side of the head and one questionable shot that could be viewed as to the back of the head but the referee lets it go.
Pedro tries to escape but Mutou has the hooks in and won't let him break free.
Pedro tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Mutou with a couple of short strikes.
Pedro is desperately trying to get back to half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro is squirming around, avoiding Mutou's attempts to control the action.
Mutou in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
Pedro really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Mutou is landing with some decent strikes but Pedro is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Mutou lands a big elbow.
Mutou lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
Mutou can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Pedro is looking to escape.
Pedro wants to control but Mutou is having none of it.

And that's the end of the fight!
Keiji Mutou showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Pedro has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 46:49
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 47:49
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by split decision... George Pedro!

George Pedro is the new light heavyweight champion!
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Event: Syn 523 - Recovery     
Date:   May 05, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between George Pedro and Keiji Mutou. Keiji Mutou will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

176 cm
31
202 lbs
35 - 9 - 2
188 cm
39
213 lbs
32 - 14 - 2
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World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the light heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 35 wins, 9 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 14 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Keiji Mutou!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Jack Bonds and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pedro misses with a kick to the body

so Mutou counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Mutou postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Mutou trying to control but Pedro is working from the bottom.
Pedro is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Mutou content to stall in guard here.
Mutou throws an elbow that misses. Pedro uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Mutou's guard. Nice move by Pedro!

We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Pedro is in close to Mutou's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Mutou looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Pedro loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mutou throwing strikes off his back to little effect.
Mutou throws a couple of shots from the bottom but they don't land.
Mutou wants to sweep here but Pedro controlling him for the moment.
Mutou is looking to sweep but instead, Pedro has passed into half guard.
Mutou is trying to get back to full guard.
Pedro is looking to take a break and control but Mutou is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Mutou wants to improve his position but Pedro is controlling well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are battling for position here. Mutou manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Pedro might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Pedro won't allow Mutou to sweep him here.
Mutou is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Pedro lands a couple of elbows.
Mutou is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Mutou bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Pedro's guard.

Pedro has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Pedro is trying to keep Mutou in close.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro keeping moving, preventing Mutou from controlling successfully.
Mutou showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Mutou has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Mutou being controlled here momentarily.
Pedro looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Mutou wants to pass the guard but Pedro is keeping the position.
Pedro trying to keep a closed guard but Mutou is proving a slippery customer.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Pedro looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Pedro is working hard here to advance position.
Mutou is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Pedro tries to score a power double leg takedown but Mutou sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Pedro somewhat.
Pedro fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Mutou manages to avoid it.
Pedro tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Mutou swivels and escapes.
Pedro throws a hook to the side of Mutou's head but Mutou sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Mutou moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Mutou shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Pedro but Pedro pushes him off and we're back to square one.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Pedro connects with a solid leg kick.
Pedro fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Mutou.

Pedro closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Mutou's guard.
Pedro stands and throws Mutou's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Mutou striking from the bottom but nothing landed.
Mutou manages to get back to half guard.

Pedro is working for a kimura but Mutou is defending it quite comfortably.
Mutou is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mutou punching from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro is trying to control. Mutou wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Mutou is looking to improve his position.
Pedro seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Mutou trying to control but Pedro postures up.
Mutou slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Mutou is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Mutou looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Pedro puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Mutou gets full guard.
Mutou is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Pedro scores with a decent looking elbow strike.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mutou keeping busy, throwing shots from the bottom.
Mutou trying to punch from his back but it's not doing any damage.
Mutou looking to control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pedro postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Pedro stopping the sweep attempt from Mutou.
Pedro with a nice head shot there.
Mutou lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Pedro manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Mutou manages to get himself to full guard.

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

Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Pedro looking to control.
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.
Mutou trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Mutou postures up in Pedro's guard and throws a big left but Pedro blocks it.
Mutou is stalling in the full guard.
Pedro pulls Mutou in to control the position.
Mutou with a nice head shot there.
Pedro controlling the position.
Pedro is trying to keep Mutou in close.
Mutou wants to control from the top but Pedro keeps moving.

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.
Pedro tries to land a sweep but no joy.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Mutou accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Pedro keeping moving, preventing Mutou from controlling successfully.
Pedro working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Mutou.
Mutou preventing the sweep.
Pedro trying to control the position.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Mutou trying to control the position from guard on top but Pedro is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Mutou connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Mutou bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
Mutou working the ground and pound but Pedro is defending the strikes.
Pedro is looking to regain half guard here but Mutou keeps moving and retains side control.
Mutou wants to lay and pray for a moment but Pedro keeps working.
Pedro is looking for a sweep.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Mutou moving around in side mount but really he's just happy to control for now.
Mutou working away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro parries the strikes from Mutou easily there. Mutou is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Pedro to escape.
Mutou scores with a couple of short elbows.
Pedro can't do much from the bottom here.
Mutou creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.
Pedro tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Mutou wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Pedro manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
Mutou tries to strike from the bottom but it doesn't land.
Mutou is looking to get full guard. It looks like he might be successful but at the last minute Pedro jumps into side control!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mutou is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Pedro's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Mutou works his way to full guard. Good work.
Pedro preventing the sweep.
Mutou is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Mutou is trying to control the action in half guard but Pedro is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Mutou works his foot free and advances to mount.
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!
Pedro gets back to half guard.
Pedro is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at Brazilian Elite Team, so we'll see if he gets out of it.
Mutou controlling the action here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mutou thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Pedro's head.
Mutou missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Mutou trying to control the action but Pedro is working from the bottom.

Pedro looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Pedro holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Mutou working over Pedro with some ground and pound. Pedro looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Mutou throwing shots but Pedro is blocking nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Pedro gets back to full guard.
Mutou trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Pedro manages to land a sweep and now he's on top!

Mutou is striking from the bottom but Pedro uses the opportunity to pass into half guard.
Mutou is trying to get back to full guard.
Mutou trying to get back to full guard but Pedro takes advantage of the position and moves to full mount!
Mutou is in all sorts of trouble here.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pedro working the ground and pound effectively.
Pedro with a couple of short strikes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Pedro darts in looking for a takedown but Mutou gets double underhooks and turns Pedro into the cage.
Pedro uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Mutou.
Pedro tries to clinch but Mutou is having none of it.
Mutou drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Pedro defends it well.
Pedro tries to close the distance and clinch but Mutou swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Mutou digs a good body shot into Pedro's ribs.
Mutou takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Pedro misses with a body shot.
Pedro fails with an attempt to clinch.
Nice takedown defense from Mutou. No joy for Pedro on that attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Mutou tries to sprawl but Pedro drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Mutou gets full guard.
Mutou looking to sweep using the butterfly guard but Pedro puts pay to that idea as he passes nicely into half guard.
Pedro is keen to just control but Mutou is a slippery customer.
Mutou taking some punishment here, with Pedro in his half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro slips a nice elbow through Mutou's hands, connecting with Mutou's forehead.
Mutou is looking to improve his position.
Pedro looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Mutou with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Pedro is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Mutou manages to get to full guard.
Mutou tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Mutou is still trying to improve position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Mutou is on top in guard.

Mutou postures up in Pedro's guard and throws a big left but Pedro blocks it.
Mutou looking to sit in guard and control but Pedro gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Mutou looking for a sweep. Not yet Mutou, not yet.
Pedro pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Mutou is keeping the position for now.
Mutou looking to hit a scissor sweep but Pedro is one step ahead there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro wants to control from the top but Mutou keeps moving.
Pedro working some strikes from top position.
Mutou bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Pedro's guard.

Pedro is trying to control the position but Mutou postures up.
Mutou trying to control the position from guard on top but Pedro is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mutou postures up.
Pedro is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Mutou is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
George Pedro overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Mutou throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Mutou in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Mutou scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Mutou trying to control the position from guard on top but Pedro is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Pedro is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

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 George Pedro will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Pedro connects with a solid leg kick.
Pedro closes the distance but Mutou moves to the side

and Mutou counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.
Mutou thows a huge punch but Pedro dodges it nicely.
Mutou looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Pedro with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Pedro wants to get back to full guard.
Mutou lands with a punch from half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro is looking to improve his position.
Mutou working over Pedro with some ground and pound. Pedro looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Mutou wants to free his trapped foot but Pedro is holding on for dear life with his legs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mutou throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Pedro is looking for a sweep. Mutou is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Mutou looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Pedro trying to control but Mutou postures up.
Mutou is keen to just control but Pedro is a slippery customer.
Mutou missing with the ground and pound from half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Pedro is looking for a sweep. Mutou is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Mutou not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Mutou in particular looking to stall.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Pedro throws a body kick that misses.
Pedro thows a leg kick but Mutou checks it
enabling Mutou to counter with a crisp jab.
Mutou avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Mutou throws a body shot but no joy.
Pedro tries to clinch but Mutou moves out of range.
Pedro dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

Pedro closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Mutou quickly recovers to half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mutou gets back to full guard.
Pedro trying to control the position from guard on top but Mutou is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Mutou wants to sweep here but Pedro controlling him for the moment.
Pedro working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Pedro scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Pedro preventing the sweep.
Mutou bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Pedro's guard.

Mutou trying to control the position from guard on top but Pedro is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Pedro pulls Mutou in close to his closed guard and prevents Mutou from doing any damage or advancing position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mutou working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Pedro's head.
Mutou working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Mutou won't allow Pedro to sweep him here.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Pedro holds on and takes a little breather.
Pedro working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Mutou.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Mutou lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Mutou throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Pedro works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Mutou is looking to work some ground and pound but Pedro has wrist control.

And that's the end of the fight!
Keiji Mutou comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Mutou 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 47:48
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 47:48
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Keiji Mutou!

Keiji Mutou is the new light heavyweight champion!
Jumping up and down and very excited, Keiji Mutou waved his t-shirt featuring Aspire Clothing's logo in front of the cameras.
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Event: Supernova VII     
Date:   Apr 21, 2017

Coming up we have a middleweight MMA rules bout between Steven Rutherford and George Pedro. Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

183 cm
31
184 lbs
29 - 4 - 2
176 cm
31
202 lbs
34 - 9 - 2
Great wrestler
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Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
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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 29 wins, 4 losses and 2 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 34 wins, 9 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, Steven Brown and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pedro is looking to score with low kicks.
The crowd cheers as Rutherford lands an impressive looking overhand right. Pedro doesn't seem phased though.
Pedro has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Pedro there as he acknowledges the shot.
Pedro bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rutherford pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Danga de danga de dang - Pedro scores with a four punch combination!
Rutherford misses with a body shot
and Pedro counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Rutherford lands a slapping body shot.
Pedro wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Pedro has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Pedro misses with a looping left.
Rutherford was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
A telegraphed right hand from Pedro misses the target.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut. Pedro saw that one coming.
Pedro works Rutherford's body with a nice hook.
Rutherford jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Pedro only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Pedro misses with a few strikes there.
Rutherford connects with a jab.
Pedro lands with a thumping leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro moves out of range as Rutherford strikes.
Pedro shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Pedro buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Pedro throws a wild body kick that Rutherford sees coming a mile off.
Pedro throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rutherford connects with a crisp jab.
Rutherford throws a shot from downtown. Pedro moves away and avoids it.
Pedro lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Pedro cracks the inside of Rutherford's front leg.
Pedro throws a nice looking combination but Rutherford bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.

Rutherford closes the distance and pushes Pedro back into the cage.
I was talking to Rutherford's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Pedro prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Pedro blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Pedro tries to work over Rutherford's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Pedro.
Pedro misses with a shot to the kidneys.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Pedro throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rutherford is leaning against Pedro and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Rutherford lands a left hand.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Pedro has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Rutherford avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Rutherford lands a hook that snaps the head of Pedro backwards.
A short right from Pedro on the inside.
Rutherford stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Pedro goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Pedro's elbow.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Rutherford.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Pedro.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Pedro.
Pedro tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Rutherford's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Rutherford tries a body shot but Pedro blocks it.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Pedro controls his hands.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Rutherford tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Pedro's elbow.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rutherford tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rutherford takes a shot to the head.
A nice left hand lands by Rutherford.
Pedro misses with a punch on the inside.
Rutherford misses with a punch on the inside.
Pedro changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Rutherford fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Pedro throws a sloppy head kick and Rutherford moves out of range easily.
Rutherford looks to land a right hand but Pedro moved out of range.
Rutherford scoring well with a low kick there.
Pedro scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Rutherford swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Nice sprawl there from Rutherford as Pedro shoots in.
Steven Rutherford has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of George Pedro.
Rutherford misses with a straight left.
Rutherford slips a straight right by Pedro.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford tests Pedro's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A jab from Rutherford does it's job there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rutherford attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Pedro tests Rutherford's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A jab from Pedro misses.
Pedro throws a body punch but Rutherford moves out of range.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Rutherford lands a front kick.
Rutherford cracks the inside of Pedro's front leg.
Rutherford misses with an uppercut
and Pedro counters with a nice low kick that buckles Rutherford's knee momentarily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rutherford takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Pedro swings for the body but Rutherford moves out of range.

Pedro moves into the clinch.
Pedro tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
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.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Rutherford misses with a low kick.
Pedro misses with a body shot.
George Pedro seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Rutherford walks into a stiff left hand from Pedro.
Pedro takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Pedro swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Rutherford checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Pedro misses with a body shot.
Pedro throws a lazy body kick
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.

Rutherford takes the fight into the clinch.
Nice body punch from Pedro.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro prevents a body shot from Rutherford.
Pedro tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rutherford's elbow.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Pedro.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Pedro uses good head movement to avoid it.

Rutherford breaks the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A good leg kick by Pedro.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Pedro.
Pedro checks a low kick from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a high kick!
Rutherford is looking to clinch.
Rutherford scoring well with a low kick there.
Pedro scoring well with a low kick there.
Pedro scores with a nice right hand.
Rutherford is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.

Pedro gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
A body shot lands from Pedro.
Rutherford lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Pedro swings wildly with an uppercut but Rutherford uses good head movement to avoid it.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Pedro lands with a right to the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rutherford blocks a body shot from Pedro.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A short body shot lands from Pedro as the two fighters clinch.
Rutherford tries to work over Pedro's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Pedro struggles to land a body shot inside as Rutherford controls his hands.
Rutherford wants to get back to striking at distance but Pedro won't allow it.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Rutherford.
Pedro lands with a light punch inside.
Pedro is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Pedro blocks a body shot from Rutherford.
A left hand lands to the body for Pedro.
Pedro has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Rutherford avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Pedro struggles to land a body shot inside as Rutherford controls his hands.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
Pedro gets through Rutherford's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Pedro struggles to land a body shot inside as Rutherford controls his hands.
Rutherford is pressed up against the cage. Pedro has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Rutherford down to the mat. Rutherford avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Steven Rutherford has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of George Pedro.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro misses with a body kick.
Rutherford delivers a nice body kick.
Nice sprawl there from Rutherford as Pedro shoots in.
Pedro fails in his attempt to clinch.
Rutherford throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Pedro misses the shot to the body.
Rutherford is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Pedro scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Rutherford takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Rutherford tries to clinch there but Pedro circles away.
Rutherford jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Pedro stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Rutherford.
Rutherford jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Pedro throws the kick towards the body but Rutherford avoids it.
Pedro on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Pedro lands with a nice combination. Rutherford backs away looking to recover.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rutherford checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Steven Rutherford is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Pedro fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but Pedro moved away.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but Pedro checks it.
Pedro throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rutherford sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rutherford lands with a slapping head kick.
Rutherford ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Pedro shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Rutherford throws a hook to the side of Pedro's head but Pedro sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Rutherford misses with a body kick.
Rutherford feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Pedros jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Pedro lands a leg kick that knocks Rutherford off balance momentarily.
Rutherford feints and then cracks Pedro's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Pedro down.
Pedro blocks a leg kick.
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 fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Pedro on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Rutherford thumps Pedro with a low kick.
Pedro throws a lazy right hand but Rutherford sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rutherford checks a leg kick nicely.
Pedro throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rutherford misses with a kick to the body.
Pedro misses with a looping right.
Rutherford scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Rutherford misses with a combination
and Pedro counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A shot to the liver by Rutherford. Beautiful body shot.
Rutherford connects with a high kick.
Sloppy strikes from Rutherford. Those never looked like landing.
Pedro throws a leg kick
and Rutherford counters with a good low kick that Pedro was not able to check.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Rutherford walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Rutherford throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A low kick from Pedro is predictable there
and Rutherford counters with a right hand to the body.
Rutherford throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Pedro uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rutherford.
Pedro scores with a body shot.
Pedro throws a right and a left that both miss.
Pedro takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Pedro takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Pedro takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Pedro throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Rutherford lands a jab to Pedro's midsection.
Rutherford cracks the inside of Pedro's front leg.
A good leg kick by Pedro.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Nice shot by Rutherford.
Rutherford connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Pedro's hands.
Rutherford turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Rutherford misses with a wild body shot.
Rutherford is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Rutherford misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Rutherford throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rutherford thuds his shin into the meat of Pedro's side.
Pedro swings for the body but Rutherford moves out of range.
Pedro feints a jab promting Rutherford to slip. Pedro then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Rutherford slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Pedro is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rutherford.
Pedro on the wrong end of a nice jab.
A bone on bone clash there as Rutherford blocks the leg kick.
Some wild striking there from Pedro.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro motions for Rutherford to come forward. Pedro throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Rutherford misses with a kick to the body.
The fighters circle momentarily. Rutherford darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
A solid leg kick lands there for Rutherford.
The fighters circle momentarily. Rutherford darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Rutherford takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Rutherford scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Rutherford waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Pedro.
That kick from Pedro tenderised Rutherford's leg. Rutherford is trying to keep his angry face on.
A punch combination from Rutherford misses.
Pedro lands with an overhand left.
Pedro has his takedown stuffed
and Rutherford counters with a right hand to the body.
Pedro walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rutherford throws a poor cross that misses
and Pedro counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Rutherford lands with a shot to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rutherford. Pedro does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rutherford scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Pedro doesn't seem bothered though.
Rutherford checks a leg kick nicely.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rutherford. Pedro does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rutherford ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Rutherford scores with a jab to the jaw.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Pedro throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rutherford throws a chopping leg kick but Pedro manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Rutherford moves out of range of the leg kick from Pedro.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Pedro, right into the meat.
A big left from Rutherford misses.
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.


Rutherford scores with a nice body kick.
Pedro lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Pedro staying out of range there.
Rutherford misses with a hook. Pedro ducked under it nicely.
Pedro tries to clinch but Rutherford is having none of it.
Rutherford rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Pedro moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Pedro tries to clinch but Rutherford is having none of it.
Rutherford throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Rutherford ducks under a wild hook from Pedro.
Pedro slips a straight right by Rutherford.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rutherford scores with a punch to the head.
Pedro tests Rutherford's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Pedro checks the leg kick nicely there.
Pedro throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford loads up on a big right hand but Pedro slips the punch.
Pedro moves out of range of the strikes.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rutherford.
Rutherford thows a left - swing and a miss!
Pedro takes a swing at Rutherford's ribcage but misses.
Rutherford throws a big shot that misses.
Rutherford misses with a straight left.
Pedro stuns Rutherford with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Rutherford sizes up Pedro with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Pedro slips under a jab from Rutherford.
Pedro feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Rutherford's calf.
Rutherford swings widly with a right hand
and Pedro cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Rutherford throws a push kick but Pedro slaps the foot to one side.
Rutherford fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro misses the jab.
Rutherford avoids the body shot from Pedro.

Pedro closes the distance and clinches.
Pedro tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Pedro misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Pedro misses with a punch to the body.
Rutherford lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Pedro backwards.
Pedro lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford lands an uppercut.
Rutherford blocking some punches.
Rutherford tries to break the clinch but Pedro is controlling the position.
A shot in the inside from Pedro.
Pedro tries to score a body lock takedown but Rutherford shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Nice body punch from Rutherford.
Pedro is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Pedro controls his hands.
Pedro lands a right hand.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro struggles to land a body shot inside as Rutherford controls his hands.
Pedro misses with a short punch on the inside.
Pedro blocking some punches.
Rutherford lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Pedro is looking to take this one to the mat.
Rutherford presses Pedro against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Pedro misses with a body punch.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Pedro looking for a takedown.
Steven Rutherford has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of George Pedro.
A nice right hand lands inside from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Pedro or not.
Steven Rutherford has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Good body shot from Rutherford.
Pedro makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Rutherford creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Rutherford softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Pedro tries a body shot but Rutherford blocks it.
Pedro misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro blocks an uppercut.
Pedro lands a shoulder strike.
Rutherford works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rutherford swings wildly with an uppercut but Pedro uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rutherford lands a nice uppercut.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Pedro controls the action.
Rutherford fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Rutherford.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Rutherford.
Rutherford lands a right hand.
Pedro blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Pedro.
Pedro misses with a punch to the body.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Rutherford.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Rutherford.
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 had his way with George Pedro in that round.
That's time! Rutherford's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Nice takedown defense from Rutherford. No joy for Pedro on that attempt.
Rutherford fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Pedro.
Pedro throws a leg kick but Rutherford sees it coming and moves out of range.
Rutherford lands with a hook. Pedro tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Rutherford swings for the body but Pedro moves out of range.
Rutherford throws a nice inside leg kick.
Rutherford missing with a left hand there. Pedro was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Rutherford bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rutherford has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Rutherford uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Pedro.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Decent striking displayed by Pedro there.
Pedro has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Pedro.
Pedro is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Rutherford looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Rutherford throws a big shot that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rutherford was well out of range. Poor timing from Pedro.
Pedro chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Rutherford lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Rutherford throws a body shot but no joy.
Pedro avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Pedro ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rutherford checks the leg kick nicely there.

Pedro changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Rutherford looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pedro throws a strike aimed at the side of Rutherford's head but Rutherford avoids it well.
Rutherford is looking to reverse the position.
Rutherford is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Pedro lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
George Pedro has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Pedro is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Rutherford knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Rutherford managing to avoid any damage from the strikes thrown by Pedro.
Pedro wants to control but Rutherford is keeping him busy.
Who's going to make the next move?
Steven Rutherford is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Pedro has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford dodges the ground and pound from Pedro.
Pedro creates some space and throws a big elbow, but Rutherford sees it coming and moves his head just enough to avoid the strike.
Rutherford is looking for a sweep.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.
Pedro working the head and body with strikes.
Pedro lands a decent elbow from side control.

Pedro is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Rutherford is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Check out the look on Pedro's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!
Rutherford dodges the ground and pound from Pedro.
Rutherford is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Rutherford taking a bit of punishment here - Pedro scoring with strikes.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rutherford controls the position for a moment.

And that's the end of the fight!
George Pedro comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
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 Sam Margolis scores the fight 47:48
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 47:48
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 48:48

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... George Pedro!

George Pedro is the new middleweight champion!
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Event: SYN 115 Pedro vs Smith 2     
Date:   Mar 24, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between George Pedro and Ian Smith. Smith is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap by AC/DC. Well, the cameraman is lingering on a pretty young lady for a bit too long there. Keep your eyes on the prize buddy or you'll miss the fighter intros!

176 cm
30
202 lbs
33 - 9 - 2
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36
220 lbs
23 - 10 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the light heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 9 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Ian Smith!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, Chris Edwards and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Smith looks to score with a jab to the body but Pedro is just out of range.
Pedro looks to throw the jab but Smith is out of range.
Pedro avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A shot to the body from Smith misses
and Pedro cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Nice straight punches there by Smith. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Smith.
Smith swings for the body but Pedro moves out of range.
Smith throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Pedro sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Pedro throws a body punch but Smith moves out of range.
Pedro scores with a nice head shot.
Pedro lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Pedro slips under a jab.
Smith throws a nice outside leg kick.
Smith is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
A leg kick checked by Pedro.
Pedro looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Smith throws a solid leg kick but Pedro takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Smith.
Smith connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Pedro avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Pedro tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Smith manages to circle out of the way.
Pedro tries to score a power double leg takedown but Smith sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Pedro somewhat.
Smith looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Pedro drives through with a takedown into guard.
Pedro won't allow Smith to sweep him here.
Pedro keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Smith's head.
Pedro is fighting to break Smith's control of his arms but Smith is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Pedro is looking to work some ground and pound but Smith has wrist control.
Pedro tries to free his leg and advance position but Smith is retaining full guard.
Smith is pulling down on Pedro's head. It's preventing any offense from Pedro, at least for the moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro throws a big right hand that misses.
Smith looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Pedro accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Pedro works over Smith with some ground and pound from guard.
Smith is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Pedro 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 ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Smith working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Pedro.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Smith works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Pedro pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Smith is keeping the position for now.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Smith lands a nice hook to Pedro's body. Pedro takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Smith lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Pedro lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Pedro takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Pedro looks to land a right hand but Smith moved out of range.
Ian Smith is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Smith thuds his right hand into Pedro's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
A jab lands there for Pedro.
Pedro blocks a leg kick.
Smith comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Smith lands a jab to the head.
Pedro throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Smith throws a body shot but no joy.
Ian Smith seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Smith misses with an uppercut.
Smith jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Pedro is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Smith.
Smith lands a glancing blow to the side of Pedro's head.
Smith throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Pedro cracks Smith with an open hand slap.
Smith throws a leg kick but Pedro sees it coming and checks it nicely.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Pedro throws a big shot that misses.
Pedro tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Smith manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Smith keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Pedro.
Smith keeps the fight on the outside.
That kick from Smith tenderised Pedro's leg. Pedro is trying to keep his angry face on.
Pedro throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Smith sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Pedro throws a low kick but it's checked well by Smith.
Smith feints a counter leg kick.
Pedro blocks a jab.
Smith on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Smith misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pedro.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


An inside leg kick lands from Pedro.
A slow jab from Pedro misses its intended target.
Smith swings away with a body shot that misses

and Pedro moves into the clinch.
Smith scores with a shot to the side of Pedro's head.
Pedro lands a body shot.
Pedro lands a body shot.
Smith tries to work over Pedro's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Pedro works on Smith's body with a couple of short punches.
Smith throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Pedros head.
Pedro lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Smith.

Pedro is trying to trip Smith. He has hold of a leg but Smith is hopping around, keeping his balance for the moment. Pedro persists though and gets the takedown into guard.
Pedro postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Pedro stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Smith swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Pedro has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Smith has Pedro pulled in close to control his posture.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Smith keeping moving, preventing Pedro from controlling successfully.
Pedro throwing strikes but missing.
Pedro controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.
Smith tries to land a sweep but no joy.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Pedro moves out of range of the strikes.
Ian Smith seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Smith has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Pedro.

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.
Pedro feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Smith's calf.
Smith misses with a low kick.
Smith checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Pedro uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Smith.
Pedro tries to clinch there but Smith circles away.
Smith lands a nice leg kick that just misses Pedro's sensitive parts.
Smith misses with a straight right.
Jab from Smith.
Pedro takes a kick to the side of the head.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Pedro stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Smith is breathing heavily.
Pedro blocks an uppercut.

Pedro has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Smith clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Pedro scores with a nice shot to the head of his opponent. Smith is looking for a way out.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro trying to control.
Pedro is throwing strikes from the back here. Oh that last one was to the back of the head. Pedro gets a warning from the referee. He throws another strike to the back of the head straight away though and the referee has seen enough. He breaks up the two fighters and stands them back up. Pedro gets a real talking to here and is lucky not to get a point deducted. Pedro apologises and we restart here on the feet.
Smith misses with a looping left.
Smith throws a shot to the body.
Smith pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Smith avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Smith tries to work over Pedro's front leg with a kick but Pedro checks it.
As Smith tries to get set, Pedro tries to push him back and clinch up but Smith manages to avoid the attempt.
Smith looks to score with a jab to the body but Pedro is just out of range.
Pedro goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Good exchange - Pedro coming out on top.
Smith fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Pedro manages to avoid it.
Pedro is looking to take this fight into the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Smith fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Pedro manages to avoid it.
Smith fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Pedro manages to avoid it.
Pedro scores with a jab. Smith acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Pedro jabs Smith right on the nose. Smith blinks but takes it well.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Smith misses with a low kick.
Smith scores with a shot to the body.
Smith pulls out of a head kick attempt.

Pedro scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
The referee asks Pedro politely if he wouldn't mind getting on with it and actually doing something. Pedro prefers to stall for the moment though.
Smith takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
Pedro wants to control for a moment but Smith uses the opportunity to move back to half guard.
Smith has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Pedro is working away from the top position though.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

George Pedro 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.


Pedro throws a leg kick which misses Smith's front leg but catches the back leg as Smith tries to avoid it.
Smith avoids the body shot from Pedro.
Smith throws a leg kick but Pedro checks it.
Smith tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Pedro is able to avoid easily.
Pedro displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Smith throws out the jab.
Pedro jabs Smith right on the nose. Smith blinks but takes it well.
Smith scores with a hook to the body. Pedro takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Smith throws a head kick that misses.
Pedro misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Pedro looks for the body kick but Smith saw that one coming.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro avoids the body shot from Smith.
Pedro tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Smith tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Pedro was well out of range. Poor timing from Smith.
Pedro changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Smith ducks under a wild hook from Pedro.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro misses with a straight right.
Smith just misses with a punch to the body.
Smith ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Pedro moves away.
Pedro lands a nice looking body kick.
Good leg kick by Pedro there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Pedro is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Pedro keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Smith.
A head kick misses from Smith.
Pedro throws a hook but Smith avoids it easily.
Smith throws a jab but it's blocked by Pedro.
Pedro is looking for a counter combo.

Pedro closes the distance and clinches.
Nice body punch from Pedro - that landed with a thud.
Smith takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

Pedro lands a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Pedro sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Smith defending well though.
Smith blocking the ground and pound attempt from Pedro.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Pedro sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Smith defending well though.
Smith avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Pedro.
Smith tries to roll over but Pedro keeps him under control.
Pedro lands a big shot. The thud that echoes around the arena is like music to the fans' ears.
Pedro trying to control from half guard but Smith is working away.
Smith is looking for a sweep. Pedro is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Smith on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro works his foot free and advances to mount.
Smith is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Smith can't escape the position.
Pedro raining down shots from the mount!
Smith avoids a series of strikes thrown by Pedro.
Pedro putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!
Smith is desperately trying to improve his position but Pedro has a good base and remains in mount.
Pedro working away from the top, dropping strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Smith is wriggling around trying to escape.
Smith 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.
Pedro can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Smith is looking to escape.
Pedro fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!
Smith is bucking up trying to escape but Pedro cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Smith is squirming around, avoiding Pedro's attempts to control the action.
BOOM! Pedro connects with a massive shot to the dome!
Smith is in a horrible position here. Pedro smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

George Pedro clearly takes that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Smith misses with an uppercut. Pedro saw that one coming.
Pedro throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Pedro swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Smith counters with a thumping low kick.
Pedro swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Smith.
Smith misses with a body shot.
Smith misses with a hook.
Pedro tries a low kick but Smith avoids it.

Pedro throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Smith was covering up waiting for the punch and Pedro finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Smith looking to hit a scissor sweep but Pedro is one step ahead there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Smith being controlled here, momentarily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro is looking to work some ground and pound but Smith has wrist control.
Pedro lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Pedro throws a strike but Smith rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Smith being controlled here momentarily.
Pedro tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Pedro is trying to control the position from the bottom.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Smith stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Pedro swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Pedro looking to control.
Smith throws a strike but Pedro rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Smith is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Pedro trying to control the position from guard on top but Smith is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Smith controls Pedro momentarily but Pedro frees himself.
Smith avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Pedro is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Smith can do to turn this around?
Pedro trying to control but Smith is working from the bottom.

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

Pedro fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Smith, pushing him back against the cage.
Smith misses with a punch on the inside.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Smith creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Pedro lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Smith gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Pedro.
A left hand lands to the body for Pedro.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro tries to throw a body punch but Smith avoids it by throwing Pedro back against the cage.
Still in the clinch, Pedro scores with a nice short uppercut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Pedro.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Pedro.
Smith tries to throw a body punch but Pedro avoids it by throwing Smith back against the cage.
Pedro has Smith pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Smith manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Smith misses with a punch to the body.
Smith prevents a takedown attempt there.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for George Pedro. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Smith struggles to land a body shot inside as Pedro controls his hands.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Pedro.
Pedro blocks an uppercut.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Smith tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Pedro's elbow.
Pedro tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Smith prevents a takedown attempt there.
A short left from Smith.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

George Pedro had his way with Ian Smith in that round.
That's time! Back to the action! And we move into the final round!


Smith throws a leg kick which misses Pedro's front leg but catches the back leg as Pedro tries to avoid it.
Smith swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Pedro half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Smith throws a low kick but Pedro avoids it.
Pedro ducks under a wild hook from Smith.
Pedro moves out of range as Smith strikes.
Smith takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.

Pedro has closed the distance and engaged Smith in a clinch.

Pedro is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Smith can't fight it off and eventually Pedro manages to take the fight to the floor. Smith looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Smith working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Pedro.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Smith is pulling down on Pedro's head to control his posture.
Pedro throwing strikes from guard but Smith blocks nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro trying to control but Smith is working from the bottom.
Pedro throwing strikes from guard but Smith blocks nicely.
Pedro controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Smith wants to hit a switch here but Pedro passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Smith there!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Smith is trying to escape the mount.
Pedro working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Smith taking shots to the head.
Pedro scores with a couple of good head shots there.
Pedro lands with some vicious ground and pound - can Smith hang on?
Smith is squirming around, avoiding Pedro's attempts to control the action.
Smith is desperately trying to improve his position but Pedro has a good base and remains in mount.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
Smith takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pedro is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Smith can't stay in a position like this for much longer.
Smith is bucking up trying to escape but Pedro cracks him with another couple of good strikes.

Smith is rocked!
Pedro raining down hammerfists from mount.
Smith is still in real trouble! Can Pedro finish him?
Pedro looking to control but Smith is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Pedro landing shots from mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Oooooh, big shot lands for Pedro! Smith is hurt baaadly! Pedro is firing away with more strikes - Smith is covering up... the ref is warning him to do something. He's just covering up though still and the ref has to step in to end the fight! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:19 of round 5, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). George Pedro!
George Pedro retains his light heavyweight title!
In defeat, Ian Smith stepped up to the mic, saying 'I still don't have what it takes. I must train harder.'.
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Event: Syn 511 - Pedro vs Bashorov     
Date:   Mar 10, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between George Pedro and Karim Bashorov. Bashorov has chosen Hangar 18 as his entrance music. George Pedro had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

176 cm
30
202 lbs
33 - 8 - 2
190 cm
34
194 lbs
28 - 5 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Hellbent
Sully's Bar & Grill

Bullet Proof System
Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Karim Bashorov!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, James Glass and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Pedro clinches up against the cage.
Bashorov blocks a body shot from Pedro.
Bashorov lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Bashorov lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Bashorov.

Bashorov breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Pedro tries to clinch up but Bashorov circles away and keeps his distance.
Pedro uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bashorov.
Bashorov misses with an uppercut.
Jab, jab by Bashorov - just one landing.
Bashorov thows a left - swing and a miss!

Pedro instigates a clinch.
Bashorov lands with a right to the head.
Bashorov lands with a left to the head.
Bashorov throws a head punch that misses.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Pedro tightens his grip and picks Bashorov up, before dumping him to the ground. Bashorov manages to land in guard.
Bashorov being controlled here, momentarily.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Pedro lands a couple of elbows.
Bashorov seems keen to control Pedro's posture.
Pedro is in close to Bashorov's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Pedro scoring with punches to the head and body.
Bashorov has been taking part in the yoga sessions down at Ryōzanpaku Dojo. Presumably he's going to look for a slick submission... Or maybe he's looking to avoid one.
Pedro controlling from the top position.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro landing some decent shots from guard.
Pedro is in close to Bashorov's body, working some short punches and elbows.

Bashorov working for a triangle but Pedro defends it easily.
Pedro postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Pedro throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Bashorov works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Pedro trying to control but Bashorov is working from the bottom.
Pedro looking to pass the guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro stopping the sweep attempt from Bashorov.
Bashorov is trying to control the position but Pedro postures up.

Bashorov has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Pedro can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Pedro's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Pedro preventing the sweep.
Bashorov working a defensive guard here.
Bashorov lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.


That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Bashorov scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Pedro looking for a sweep. Not yet Pedro, not yet.
Pedro is pulling down on Bashorov's head. It's preventing any offense from Bashorov, at least for the moment.
Bashorov throws a big right hand that misses.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pedro is trying to keep Bashorov in close.
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.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


The crowd cheers as Bashorov lands an impressive looking overhand right. Pedro doesn't seem phased though.
Bashorov connects with a crisp jab.
The fighters circling - Bashorov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Bashorov just misses with a punch to the body.
As Bashorov tries to get set, Pedro tries to push him back and clinch up but Bashorov manages to avoid the attempt.
Danga de danga de dang - Bashorov scores with a four punch combination!
Bashorov pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Pedro just misses with a punch to the body.
Bashorov has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Bashorov takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Pedro connects with the punch.
Pedro tries to close the distance and clinch up but Bashorov swats him away and circles back towards the center.

Pedro clinches up against the cage.
I was talking to Pedro's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Bashorov working aggressively here.
Pedro tries to throw a body punch but Bashorov avoids it by throwing Pedro back against the cage.
Bashorov has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Pedro avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Bashorov wants to take the fight to the mat but Pedro manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Pedro can't find room to land a body shot as Bashorov controls the action.
Pedro has a couple of punches blocked by Bashorov.
Bashorov lands a nice uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A short right from Bashorov.
Pedro misses with a hook to the ribs.

Pedro lands a takedown into guard.
Pedro looking to pass the guard.
Bashorov keeping moving, preventing Pedro from controlling successfully.
Bashorov tries to land a sweep but no joy.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Pedro's guard.

Pedro looking to hit a scissor sweep but Bashorov is one step ahead there.
Bashorov throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Pedro works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Pedro looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
George Pedro overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Pedro looking to hit a scissor sweep but Bashorov is one step ahead there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro seems keen to control Bashorov's posture.
Bashorov trying to control the position from guard on top but Pedro is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Pedro avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Bashorov with a flurry of punches that miss.
Pedro controlling the position.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Bashorov postures up.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Bashorov shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Pedro as he jumps to the side.
George Pedro has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Karim Bashorov.
Pedro slaps away a takedown attempt from Bashorov, before circling back to the center of the mat.

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.
Pedro darts in looking for a takedown but Bashorov gets double underhooks and turns Pedro into the cage.
Bashorov throws a body punch but Pedro moves out of range.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Pedro 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.
Pedro misses with a low kick.
Bashorov uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Pedro swings away with a body shot that misses
and Bashorov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Bashorov works the jab nicely.
Bashorov dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Pedro throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Karim Bashorov seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Bashorov takes a swing at Pedro's ribcage but misses.
Bashorov throws a hook to the side of Pedro's head but Pedro sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Bashorov is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Pedro throws the left hand but Bashorov avoids the punch easily.
A big left from Bashorov misses.
Pedro keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Some wild striking there from Bashorov.
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.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Bashorov blocks the body kick.
Bashorov digs a good body shot into Pedro's ribs.
Bashorov misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pedro.
A head kick misses from Pedro.
Bashorov swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Bashorov misses with a body shot.
Pedro is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Bashorov.
Pedro tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Bashorov paws at him with a jab and circles away.

Bashorov darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pedro avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Bashorov.
Bashorov working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Pedro tries to roll over but Bashorov keeps him under control.
Pedro is staying active underneath Bashorov, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Pedro might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro wants to improve his position but Bashorov is controlling well.
Pedro is trying to maintain the position but Bashorov is very close to passing his half guard.

Bashorov is looking for a kimura here.
Pedro is trying to maintain the position but Bashorov is very close to passing his half guard.
Bashorov thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Bashorov takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.

Bashorov is looking for a kimura here.
Bashorov thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Bashorov throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Pedro keeps control of the position for the meantime.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Pedro wants to get back to full guard.

Bashorov is looking for a kimura here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov scoring with strikes to the body and head.
Pedro is controlling Bashorov's trapped leg to prevent Bashorov from advancing to side control.
Pedro is trying to get back to full guard.
Bashorov is looking to take a break and control but Pedro is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Bashorov moves out of range as Pedro throws a body kick.
Bashorov displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Pedro.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Bashorov lands a jab to the nose.
Bashorov throws a shot to the body.
Bashorov rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Pedro moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
A jab lands there for Bashorov.
George Pedro seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Pedro thows a left - swing and a miss!
Pedro just misses with a punch to the body.
Pedro throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Pedro throws a one two combo.
Bashorov with a nice cross.
A combination from Bashorov does no damage.
Pedro throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.

Bashorov throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Pedro was covering up waiting for the punch and Bashorov finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Pedro is trying to control the position but Bashorov postures up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Karim Bashorov really 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.


Bashorov lands with a shot to the body.
Pedro uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Bashorov.

Pedro dives in and scores a takedown into Bashorov's guard.
Pedro has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Bashorov is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Pedro with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Pedro is looking to work some ground and pound but Bashorov has wrist control.
Pedro is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.

Pedro avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro cracks Bashorov with a solid left hand.
Pedro trying to control but Bashorov is working from the bottom.
Bashorov can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Pedro controls the pace.

Bashorov has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Pedro can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Pedro is working Bashorov over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Pedro makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.

Bashorov looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Pedro lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Pedro works over Bashorov with some ground and pound from guard.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Pedro's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Pedro landing with the ground and pound.
Pedro stopping the sweep attempt from Bashorov.
Pedro trying to control the position from guard on top but Bashorov is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Pedro manages to get himself to full guard.

Pedro tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Bashorov loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Pedro is trying to control the position but Bashorov postures up.
Pedro wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Pedro looking for a sweep. Not yet Pedro, not yet.
Pedro keeping full guard, as Bashorov tries to pass.
Pedro not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov throws a big elbow that misses.
Bashorov trying to control but Pedro is working from the bottom.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Pedro takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
The fighters circling - Bashorov throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Pedro lunges at Bashorov with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Bashorov's hand.
Bashorov lands a slapping body shot.
Pedro misses the shot to the body.
Pedro throws a body shot but no joy.
Bashorov fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Pedro manages to avoid it.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
A swing and a miss from Pedro.
Pedro tries to move into range but Bashorov moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Pedro gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Bashorov has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Bashorov misses with a looping right.
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 George Pedro will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


Pedro is looking to clinch but Bashorov is avoiding it.
Pedro looks to clinch
and Bashorov counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Pedro thinking.
Pedro lands with a shot to the body.
Bashorov lands a jab to the head.
Bashorov lands with a right hand.
Bashorov throws out a loose jab but Pedro uses good head movement to avoid it.
Pedro is looking to wear down Bashorov with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Bashorov uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Pedro.
Pedro fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Bashorov has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Bashorov takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Pedro misses with the body kick
and Bashorov counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Bashorov throws a body punch but Pedro moves out of range.
Pedro tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Bashorov manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Bashorov.
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!
Pedro takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
Bashorov is pausing for a moment. What's he doing? It looks like he's clearing his nose. Oh dude! He's shot a load of snot all down Pedro's shoulder. That is not cool.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Pedro manages to work his way to half guard, despite Bashorov's best efforts.
Pedro trying to control but Bashorov postures up.
Bashorov throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Bashorov wants to lay and pray for a moment but Pedro keeps working.
Pedro is looking for a sweep. Bashorov is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Pedro trying to control but Bashorov postures up.
Bashorov is trying to control the action in half guard but Pedro is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
George Pedro has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Bashorov is controlling the pace.

Bashorov wants to work for an arm triangle but Pedro is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Pedro wants to control but Bashorov is keeping busy.
Bashorov tries to pass the half guard into mount. Pedro knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Pedro throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bashorov keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Pedro throws a sloppy head kick and Bashorov moves out of range easily.
Bashorov let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Bashorov shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Pedro as he jumps to the side.
Pedro throws a combination that misses
and Bashorov counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Pedro moves to clinch but Bashorov breaks away

and Bashorov counters with a single leg into guard. Pedro didn't expect that.
Pedro working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Bashorov.
Pedro is trying to control the position but Bashorov postures up.
Bashorov landing with the ground and pound.
Pedro wants to hit a switch here but Bashorov passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Pedro there!
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.
Pedro is bucking up trying to escape but Bashorov cracks him with another couple of good strikes.
Bashorov working away from the top, dropping strikes.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
The referee warns Pedro that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Pedro wants to hold on but Bashorov pushes him away.
Bashorov working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Bashorov working away from the top, dropping strikes.
Pedro wants to hold on but Bashorov pushes him away.
Pedro is trying desperately to improve position.
Bashorov sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.

And that's the end of the fight!
Karim Bashorov comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Bashorov 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 Donald Grub scores the fight 46:49
Judge James Glass scores the fight 46:49
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 47:49

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

During a confident post fight interview, Karim Bashorov thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: CEC 500     
Date:   Feb 15, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between MC Wisk and George Pedro. 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.

191 cm
36
213 lbs
32 - 16 - 0
176 cm
30
202 lbs
32 - 8 - 2
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, MC Wisk!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Frank Antenori and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wisk keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Pedro.
Pedro slips a straight right by Wisk.
Wisk avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Wisk closes the distance but Pedro moves to the side
and Pedro connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
An inside leg kick from Wisk misses.
Wisk misses with a hook.
A decent looking cross lands there for Pedro.
Wisk swings widly with a right hand
and Pedro counters with a three punch combo that has Wisk backing up. Wisk nods at Pedro to acknowledge the strikes.
Wisk throws a jab but it's blocked by Pedro.
A little jabbing left from Pedro on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
George Pedro seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Wisk tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Wisk lands with a shot to the body.
Wisk looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Pedro connects with a crisp jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Pedro throws out a leg kick but Wisk moves out of range and Pedro only half commits.
Pedro misses with a low kick.
A quick step to the side and Wisk tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Pedro has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Wisk thumps Pedro with a low kick.
Pedro walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Wisk throws a big shot that misses.
Wisk staying out of range there.
A counter left hand to the body from Wisk misses its target.
Pedro checks a leg kick.
Pedro feints and then cracks Wisk's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Wisk down.
Pedro uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Pedro tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Wisk lands an overhand right.
Wisk checks a leg kick.
Pedro wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Wisk misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pedro.
Pedro is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Wisk takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Pedro tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Wisk is able to avoid easily.
Pedro looks to throw the jab but Wisk is out of range.
Wisk lands a head shot.
Pedro throws a hook but Wisk blocks it.

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!
Pedro misses with an attempted mid kick.
Wisk displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Pedro throws out the jab.
Pedro circles away from the clinch attempt.
Pedro throws a front kick aimed at Wisk's knee but Wisk avoids it well.
Wisk moves away from the strike by Pedro.
Pedro closes this distance looking for a takedown but Wisk circles away.
Pedro falls off balance throwing a combination
and Wisk counters with a leg kick.
Wisk is looking to slow Pedro down with leg kicks.
Pedro's jab looks to have found its range, popping Wisk under the eye.
An inside leg kick lands from Pedro.
Wisk avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A quick step to the side and Wisk tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Pedro drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
A looping hook to the body misses from Pedro. Wisk does a little dance to reset his feet.
Wisk thumps Pedro with a low kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro throws a series of punches but Wisk avoids them all with ease.
Wisk misses with a hook
and Pedro counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Wisk dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Wisk throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Pedro on the side of the head.
Pedro fails with an attempt to clinch.
Wisk throws a hook to the side of Pedro's head but Pedro sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Wisk stuffs the takedown attempt from Pedro. Pedro gets slowly back to his feet.
Wisk lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Pedro throws a nice inside leg kick.
Pedro staying out of range there.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Pedro! But no joy.
Pedro moves out of range of the body kick from Wisk.
Pedro takes a jab right on the kisser.
Wisk looks to land a right hand but Pedro moved out of range.
Pedro misses with a low kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wisk is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Pedro.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Pedro connects with a solid leg kick.
The fighters circling - Pedro throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Pedro misses with a looping left.
Pedro just misses with a punch to the body.
As Pedro tries to get set, Wisk tries to push him back and clinch up but Pedro manages to avoid the attempt.
Wisk slips under a jab.
Pedro missing with a left hand there. Wisk was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Wisk jabs at Pedro's body.
Wisk tries to move into range but Pedro moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Wisk misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pedro.
Pedro blocks a jab.
Pedro drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Wisk defends it well.
Pedro scoring well with a low kick there.
Wisk moves out of range as Pedro strikes.
Wisk fails with an attempt to clinch.
Pedro swings for the body but Wisk moves out of range.
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!


Pedro lands a jab to the head.
Pedro throws a combination that misses
enabling Wisk to counter with a crisp jab.
Wisk is looking to land body kicks.
Pedro throws a jab when Wisk was well out of range.
Pedro walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Wisk checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Wisk lands with a straight right. Pedro didn't see that one coming.
Wisk moves out of range as Pedro strikes.
A nice leg kick lands there from Pedro.
Pedro just misses with a punch to the body.
Wisk throws a body shot but no joy.
A low kick from Pedro misses
and Wisk counters with a left to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wisk uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Pedro.
As Pedro tries to get set, Wisk tries to push him back and clinch up but Pedro manages to avoid the attempt.
Pedro wants to slow Wisk down by chopping away at his legs.
A bone on bone clash there as Wisk blocks the leg kick.
Wisk throws a predictable looking body shot
and Pedro counters with a thumping low kick.
Pedro looks to score with a jab to the body but Wisk is just out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Wisk.
Wisk misses with a lunging right hand
and Pedro counters with a straight right hand.
Wisk tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Wisk cracks the inside of Pedro's front leg.
Pedro wants to land a leg kick but Wisk is out of range.
Wisk appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Pedro pivots, looking for a leg kick but Wisk is out of range and Pedro settles back down.
Wisk is looking to counter the offense by Pedro and move into the clinch.
George Pedro seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Wisk ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Wisk tries to counter by clinching up but Pedro breaks away and moves out of range.
Pedro tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Wisk manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Wisk closes the distance looking to clinch
and Pedro counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Pedro displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Wisk throws out the jab.
Wisk takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Pedro moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Pedro crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Wisk - the referee stops the clock and Pedro gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Wisk. Pedro manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Wisk checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Wisk is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Wisk misses the shot to the body.
Pedro with the counter takedown but Wisk avoids it easily.

Pedro dives in and scores a takedown into Wisk's guard.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Pedro working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Pedro lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Wisk is pulling down on Pedro's head. It's preventing any offense from Pedro, at least for the moment.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Wisk has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
This is a sustained period of stalling by Wisk.
Wisk trying to control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Wisk is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Pedro is controlling him.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
Pedro working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Wisk pulls Pedro in close to prevent any damage.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
MC Wisk is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A jab from Wisk misses.
Wisk connects with a nice looking jab.
Pedro scores with a hook.
Wisk ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Wisk steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Pedro. That one must have hurt.

Pedro drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Pedro scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Wisk to see if he's OK.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wisk is working hard to escape and get back to his feet. After a battle for position, Pedro asserts his dominance and retains side control.
Pedro trying to control the action but Wisk is working from the bottom.
Wisk manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Wisk is not content to let Pedro control the position.

Wisk manages to escape and get back to his feet!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Pedro lands a body shot.
Wisk is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Pedro.
Pedro with the counter takedown but Wisk avoids it easily.
Wisk misses with an uppercut.
Wisk scores with a punch to the head.
Pedro takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Pedro throws a low kick but it's checked well by Wisk.
Pedro throws a looping overhand right but Wisk ducks down to avoid it.
Pedro takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Wisk throws a body shot but no joy.
And Pedro tries to counter it with a takedown but Wisk pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Wisk checks a leg kick.
Pedro throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Pedro shoots and misses
and Wisk counters with a nice uppercut.
Pedro misses with a hook

and Wisk holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
A short right from Pedro on the inside.
Pedro doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

Pedro has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Wisk clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Wisk is trying to get back to his feet but he's not managed it yet.
George Pedro has got the better of the ground game so far.
Wisk biding his time here by controlling the hands, looking to escape.
Pedro throwing sloppy strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wisk is trying to get back to his feet but Pedro has full control of the position and if anything, Wisk has just worked his way into a worse spot.
Wisk trying to control the hands but Pedro won't let him.
Wisk is trying to get back to his feet but he's not managed it yet.
Pedro scores with punches to the body.
Wisk trying to control the action but Pedro just sinks the hooks in.
Wisk is trying to stand back up.
Wisk trying to control but he's just got himself in more trouble.
Pedro scores with strikes from the back.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wisk is trapped and Pedro is scoring with shots to the head and body.
Pedro misses with a punch to the head.
Wisk wants to get back to his feet.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pedro scores with some strikes to the side of the head there. Good, points scoring shots.
Wisk turns into Pedro and is now in his guard.
Pedro pulls Wisk in close to his closed guard and prevents Wisk from doing any damage or advancing position.
Wisk is stalling in the full guard.
Pedro looking to hit a scissor sweep but Wisk is one step ahead there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wisk tries to stand but Pedro is controlling from the bottom.
Wisk being controlled here momentarily.
Wisk trying to control the position from guard on top but Pedro is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Wisk stopping the sweep attempt from Pedro.
Wisk is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Wisk will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Wisk tries to stand but Pedro is controlling from the bottom.
We've had a lack of effective grappling in the last minute or so, which could well see a referee standup.
Pedro lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Wisk keeping moving, preventing Pedro from controlling successfully.
Pedro landing with the ground and pound.
Wisk has control of Pedro's left arm, preventing Pedro from doing any damage.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Wisk scrambles and gets back to his feet.
Wisk stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but George Pedro just about did enough to take it.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Wisk bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Pedro fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Wisk is out of range.
Pedro lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Pedro tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Wisk manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Wisk tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Pedro was well out of range. Poor timing from Wisk.
Pedro doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Wisk getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Pedro throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Wisk throws a sloppy head kick and Pedro moves out of range easily.
Pedro connects with a solid leg kick.
Pedro throws a half hearted mid kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wisk throws out a leg kick but Pedro moves out of range and Wisk only half commits.
Pedro moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Pedro walks into a stiff left hand from Wisk.
Wisk slips under a jab.
An inside leg kick from Pedro misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wisk fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Pedro manages to avoid it.
Pedro looks to score with a jab to the body but Wisk is just out of range.
Wisk swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Pedro.
Both fighters circling a little - Wisk finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Pedro takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Pedro fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Wisk is out of range.
A leg kick checked by Pedro.
Nice body kick from Pedro.
Wisk is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Pedro swings for the body but Wisk moves out of range.
A low kick from Pedro is predictable there
and Wisk counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Wisk swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Wisk is looking to clinch but Pedro is avoiding it.

Pedro clinches.
Pedro tries to throw a body punch but Wisk avoids it by throwing Pedro back against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wisk swings wildly with an uppercut but Pedro uses good head movement to avoid it.
Wisk misses with a short punch on the inside.
A body shot lands from Wisk.
Wisk prevents a body shot from Pedro.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Pedro tries a body shot but Wisk blocks it.
Wisk prevents the takedown attempt.
Wisk throws a punch but it's blocked by Pedro.
Wisk has a couple of punches blocked by Pedro.
Pedro lands a hook to the side of the head.
Wisk throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Pedros head.
Pedro tries to throw a body punch but Wisk avoids it by throwing Pedro back against the cage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Wisk creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
A right hand to the body from Wisk.
Pedro is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Still in the clinch, Wisk scores with a nice short uppercut.
Wisk misses with a short punch on the inside.
Pedro misses with a punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A shot in the inside from Wisk.
Pedro blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
MC Wisk has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Wisk gets through Pedro's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Pedro goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Pedro presses Wisk against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Pedro blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Pedro lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
A nice right hand lands inside from Pedro.
Pedro misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Pedro tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Wisk's elbow.
Wisk misses with a body punch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Wisk.
Wisk misses with a body punch.
Wisk misses with a punch on the inside.
Wisk lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Pedro.
Pedro lands with a right to the head.
Wisk misses with the head strike.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro prevents a body shot from Wisk.
Wisk stops a takedown attempt from Pedro.
Wisk goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Pedro misses with a body punch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Pedro.
A nice right hand lands inside from Pedro.
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!
Wisk's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Pedro can't find room to land a body shot as Wisk controls the action.
Wisk scores with a hook to the body.
Pedro goes for a takedown attempt but Wisk pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
MC Wisk has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of George Pedro.
Wisk scores with a jab. Pedro acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Pedro throws a hook but Wisk blocks it.
Wisk misses with a kick to the body.
Wisk is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Wisk.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

MC Wisk had his way with George Pedro in that round.
That's time! Back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Wisk with a hook.
Wisk stuffs the takedown attempt from Pedro. Pedro gets slowly back to his feet.
Wisk tries to clinch there but Pedro circles away.
Wisk fails in his attempt to clinch.
Pedro tries to counter by closing the distance.
Pedro takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Wisk scores with a nice head shot.
Pedro is looking to slow Wisk down with leg kicks.
Wisk is looking to land body kicks.
Pedro throws a front kick aimed at Wisk's knee but Wisk avoids it well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro works Wisk's body with a nice hook.
Wisk lands with a good body shot.
Pedro takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Wisk misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pedro.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wisk lands with a nice body kick.
Wisk tries to clinch up but Pedro circles away and keeps his distance.
Wisk checks a leg kick nicely.
Pedro thows a left - swing and a miss!
Wisk seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Pedro throws a front kick aimed at Wisk's knee but Wisk avoids it well.
Wisk throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Pedro throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Wisk throws a quick counter kick to the body but Pedro avoids it.
Wisk jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Pedro throws a solid leg kick but Wisk takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Pedro.
Pedro tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.

Pedro pushes Wisk up against the cage in a clinch.
Pedro has a couple of punches blocked by Wisk.
A right handed body shot lands from Pedro.
Pedro has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Wisk is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
MC Wisk has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A short uppercut from Pedro.
Pedro has a couple of punches blocked by Wisk.
Pedro blocking some punches.
Wisk prevents a takedown attempt there.
MC Wisk has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of George Pedro.
Wisk lands a nice shot to the body.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Wisk.
Pedro is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Wisk misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Wisk misses with some punches.
Wisk tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Pedro's elbow.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Pedro creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Pedro misses with a short punch on the inside.
Pedro doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Wisk stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Pedro lands a left hand.
Pedro blocking some punches.
Pedro throws a punch but it's blocked by Wisk.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Pedro blocks an uppercut.
Pedro wants a takedown.
Pedro has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Wisk makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Wisk throws a punch but it's blocked by Pedro.
Wisk lands an uppercut.
Wisk misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Wisk struggles to land a body shot inside as Pedro controls his hands.
Pedro tries a body shot but Wisk blocks it.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Wisk.
Wisk tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Pedro throws a punch but it's blocked by Wisk.
Pedro blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Wisk misses with a hook from the clinch.
Wisk misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Pedro misses with a hook to the ribs.
Wisk misses with some punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wisk lands with a right to the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Pedro.
Pedro has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Wisk is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Pedro's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Wisk misses with a punch to the body.
Pedro tries to work over Wisk's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Wisk doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Pedro misses with a punch to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Pedro struggles to land a body shot inside as Wisk controls his hands.
A head punch on the inside from Wisk fails to land.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Wisk.
Wisk misses with some punches.
Wisk blocks an uppercut.
Wisk scores with a hook to the body.
Wisk misses with a punch on the inside.
Pedro blocks an uppercut.
Pedro tries to score a body lock takedown but Wisk shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Pedro tries to throw a body punch but Wisk avoids it by throwing Pedro back against the cage.

And that's the end of the fight!
MC Wisk showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Pedro 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 47:48
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 47:48
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... George Pedro!
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Event: Syn 503 - Pedro vs Vinetto     
Date:   Feb 03, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between George Pedro and Vincent Vinetto. Vinetto is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Forgive Me Being Lost. Vincent Vinetto will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

176 cm
30
202 lbs
31 - 8 - 2
195 cm
36
210 lbs
32 - 10 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the light heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Vincent Vinetto!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, William Gold and Richard Clark.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A good leg kick by Pedro.
Vinetto 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.

Pedro closes the distance and clinches.
Pedro misses with a short punch on the inside.
Pedro scores with a nice hook to the head.
Vinetto fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Vinetto blocking some punches.
Pedro lands a hook that snaps the head of Vinetto backwards.
Vinetto working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Pedro tries to work over Vinetto's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Vinetto working aggressively here.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vinetto.
Pedro tries to work over Vinetto's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Pedro tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Vinetto prevents a body shot from Pedro.
A head punch on the inside from Vinetto fails to land.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Pedro.
Vinetto lands a right hand that snaps the head of Pedro 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!
Vinetto lands a left hand that snaps the head of Pedro backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vinetto blocking some punches.
Vinetto tries to circle away but Pedro has him pinned against the cage.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Pedro.
Vinetto blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Vinetto blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A right hand to the body from Pedro.
Pedro tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Vinetto's elbow.
Vinetto misses with a hook to the ribs.
Vinetto misses with a punch to the body.
Pedro lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Vinetto throws a punch but it's blocked by Pedro.
Pedro swings wildly with an uppercut but Vinetto uses good head movement to avoid it.
A head punch on the inside from Vinetto fails to land.
Vinetto doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Pedro fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Vinetto lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro lands with a left to the head.

Vinetto pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
George Pedro seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Pedro cracks the inside of Vinetto's front leg.
Pedro misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Vinetto thows a left - swing and a miss!
Vinetto takes a swing at Pedro's ribcage but misses.
Pedro misses with a straight right.
Vinetto looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Vinetto tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Pedro was well out of range. Poor timing from Vinetto.
Pedro pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Vinetto loads up on a big right hand but Pedro slips the punch.
Pedro blocks a head kick by Vinetto.
Pedro tried to counter with a leg kick but Vinetto avoided it.

Pedro has managed to clinch.
Pedro lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Vinetto blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Vinetto blocks a body shot from Pedro.
Pedro tries a body shot but Vinetto blocks it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vinetto fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Vinetto tries a body shot but Pedro blocks it.
Pedro lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Vinetto misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Pedro misses with some punches.
Pedro swings wildly with an uppercut but Vinetto uses good head movement to avoid it.
Pedro prevents a body shot from Vinetto.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Pedro.
Pedro misses with the head strike.
Vinetto tries to work over Pedro's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Vinetto's coach down at K.O.N.Y. was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Vinetto's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
A nice left hand lands by Vinetto.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Vinetto tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Vinetto blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Vinetto prevents a body shot from Pedro.
Vinetto wants to break the clinch but can't.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vinetto's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Vinetto working aggressively here.
Pedro working some nice short punches in the clinch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Pedro.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Pedro scores with an uppercut up the middle.
I was talking to Pedro's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Pedro lands a right hand.
Pedro softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Pedro scores with a nice hook to the head.
Pedro is working Vinetto over against the cage.
Pedro pushes Vinetto back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
A head punch on the inside from Vinetto fails to land.
Pedro tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Vinetto's elbow.
A short body shot lands from Pedro as the two fighters clinch.
Pedro scores with a shot to the side of Vinetto's head.
Vinetto misses with the head strike.
Vinetto has a couple of punches blocked by Pedro.
A head punch on the inside from Pedro fails to land.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Vinetto steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Pedro.
Pedro misses the shot to the body.
Vinetto steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Vinetto throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Pedro stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Vinetto steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Pedro.
Vinetto swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Pedro tries to clinch there but Vinetto circles away.
Pedro uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Vinetto.
Pedro fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Vinetto manages to avoid it.
Vinetto misses with an uppercut. Pedro saw that one coming.
Pedro avoids the head kick by Vinetto.
Pedro connects with a single shot there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vinetto misses with a straight left.
A head kick misses from Vinetto.
Pedro feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Pedro misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Vinetto.
Pedro looks to land a left hand but Vinetto moved out of range nicely.
Vinetto is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Pedro with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vinetto circles away from the clinch attempt
and Vinetto counters with a nice body kick.
Vinetto moves out of range as Pedro strikes.
Vinetto was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Vinetto ducks under a wild hook from Pedro.
Pedro is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Vinetto can do to turn this around?
Pedro misses with the combination.
Vinetto throws a head kick but Pedro moves out of range.
Vinetto misses the body punch
and Pedro counters with a nice body shot.
Pedro doesn't manage to clinch there - Vinetto circles away.
Vinetto throws a lazy right hand but Pedro sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Pedro wants to clinch up but Vinetto keeps it at a distance.
Vinetto uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Pedro has time to react.
Vinetto throws a low kick, looking for Pedro's leg but Pedro calmly moves out of range.
Pedro throwing a counter right hand but Vinetto manages to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Vinetto eats them both and turns towards Pedro to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Pedro misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Vinetto.
Pedro displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Vinetto throws out the jab.
A jab from Pedro misses.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Both fighters circling a little - Vinetto finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Pedro ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Vinetto moves away.
Pedro tries to clinch
and Vinetto counters with a head kick.
Pedro throws a lazy right hand but Vinetto sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Vinetto throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Pedro quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Vinetto avoids the body shot from Pedro.
Pedro is looking to land body kicks.
Vinetto swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Vinetto throws a head kick that misses

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro has a couple of punches blocked by Vinetto.

Vinetto breaks the clinch.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Pedro crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Vinetto - the referee stops the clock and Pedro gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Vinetto. Pedro manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Vinetto lands with a right hand.
A telegraphed right hand from Pedro misses the target.
Vinetto pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Vinetto tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.

Vinetto gets tackled into the cage by Pedro. Pedro maintains the clinch.
Vinetto working aggressively here.
Pedro tries to work over Vinetto's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A shot in the inside from Pedro.
Vinetto tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Pedro tries to throw a body punch but Vinetto avoids it by throwing Pedro back against the cage.
Pedro misses with a punch on the inside.
Pedro lands a hook to the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro blocks an uppercut.
Vinetto lands a body shot.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Pedro.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Pedro tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Vinetto's elbow.
Pedro blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Pedro lands an uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Vinetto.
Pedro lands a nice uppercut.
Pedro tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Vinetto blocks an uppercut.
Pedro tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Vinetto's elbow.
Pedro lands a shoulder strike.

Vinetto escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Vinetto 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 tries to close the distance and clinch but Vinetto swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
A solid leg kick lands there for Pedro.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Vinetto bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Vinetto looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Pedro throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Nice shot by Pedro.
A looping hook to the body misses from Pedro. Vinetto does a little dance to reset his feet.
Vinetto takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Vinetto slips a straight right by Pedro.
Vinetto feints a counter leg kick.
Pedro looking to land some kicks to the body here.
A nice leg kick lands there from Pedro.
Vinetto throws a shot from downtown. Pedro moves away and avoids it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Vinetto takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Vinetto jabs Pedro to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Vinetto throws a big shot that misses.
A slapping leg kick lands for Pedro.
Vinetto tries a head kick but it misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A slapping leg kick lands for Pedro.
Vinetto takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Vinetto takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Vinetto blocks a jab.
Vinetto's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Pedro staying out of range there.
Pedro takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.

Pedro clinches up against the cage.
Vinetto blocks an uppercut.
Pedro lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Pedro throws a punch but it's blocked by Vinetto.
Vinetto misses with the head strike.
Vinetto prevents a body shot from Pedro.
Vinetto wants to break the clinch but can't.
Pedro misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Vinetto breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Vinetto lands with a straight right. Pedro didn't see that one coming.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Vinetto lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Pedro tries to close the distance and clinch up but Vinetto swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Pedro buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Vinetto wants to slow Pedro down by chopping away at his legs.
Pedro scores with the left hand. Vinetto knows he should have avoided that one.
Pedro connects with a good right hand that stumbles Vinetto. Vinetto circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Vinetto misses with a head kick.
Pedro throws a front kick aimed at Vinetto's knee but Vinetto avoids it well.
Vinetto looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Pedro throws a predictable looking body shot
and Vinetto counters with a thumping low kick.
Nice body kick there by Vinetto.
Pedro moves out of range of the body kick.
Pedro seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Vinetto throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
A nice leg kick lands there from Pedro.
Vinetto misses with a left hand
and Pedro counters with a nice uppercut.
Vinetto throws a jab when Pedro was well out of range.
Pedro throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Vinetto lands with a thumping leg kick.
Vinetto scores with a nice head shot.
Pedro slips under a jab.
Pedro throws a quick inside leg kick.

Pedro fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Vinetto, pushing him back against the cage.
Pedro swings wildly with an uppercut but Vinetto uses good head movement to avoid it.
Vinetto throws a punch but it's blocked by Pedro.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro lands with a light punch inside.

Vinetto breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
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!
Vinetto misses with a straight left.
Vinetto turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Pedro fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Vinetto manages to avoid it.
Pedro motions for Vinetto to come forward. Pedro throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Pedro works the jab nicely.
Pedro uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Vinetto.
A nice inside leg kick there by Pedro. That's going to slow Vinetto down.
Vinetto throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Pedro's head.
Pedro throws a leg kick
and Vinetto counters with a nice uppercut.
Pedro throws a half hearted mid kick.
Pedro misses with a straight right.
Vinetto's jab looks to have found its range, popping Pedro under the eye.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but George Pedro did the better work so I'd imagine he'll take it.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Vinetto looks to land a left hand but Pedro moved out of range nicely.
Vinetto takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Vinetto throws a hook but Pedro blocks it.
Pedro throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Vinetto! But no joy.
Pedro shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Pedro takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
That kick from Pedro tenderised Vinetto's leg. Vinetto is trying to keep his angry face on.
Pedro throws a jab but it's blocked by Vinetto.
Pedro keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Vinetto.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro just misses with a punch to the body.
Vinetto throws a head kick that misses.
Pedro tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Vinetto manages to circle out of the way.
Pedro stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Vinetto throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Pedro closes the distance and clinches.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Pedro creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Pedro lands a body shot in the clinch.
Vinetto working aggressively here.
Pedro blocks an uppercut.
You can see that Vinetto has visibly slowed down as a result of the leg kicks
Vinetto misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Vinetto wants to break the clinch but can't.
Vinetto misses with some punches.
Pedro goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Vinetto misses with some punches.
Pedro working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Pedro tries to work over Vinetto's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A short right from Pedro.
Vinetto can't find room to land a body shot as Pedro controls the action.
Pedro misses with a punch on the inside.
Vinetto lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.

Vinetto is rocked!
A right hook to the body lands for Pedro.
Vinetto is still on wobbly legs! Can Pedro finish him?
Vinetto is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Pedro lands a nice shot to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Pedro pushes Vinetto back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Pedro dips a shoulder and cracks Vinetto with a mighty uppercut! Vinetto falls back against the cage and Pedro unloads with a barrage of strikes! Vinetto is completely out with his eyes open, only supported by the cage! Save him ref! Eventually the ref decides to do his job and jumps in - Pedro screams abuse at the incompetent official before going over to celebrate with his corner. Brutal stuff!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:21 of round 4, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). George Pedro!
George Pedro retains his light heavyweight title!
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Event: Syn 500 - Cabrera vs Rocker     
Date:   Jan 22, 2017

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Ian Smith and George Pedro. Chooooooooon! I think Smith might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap by AC/DC. Both fighters really staring each other down here, as George Pedro enters the cage!

186 cm
36
220 lbs
22 - 9 - 0
176 cm
30
202 lbs
30 - 8 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the light heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Ian Smith!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, Phil Schofield and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pedro dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Smith. That did some damage!
Pedro on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Smith. Smith obviously looking to wear him down.
Pedro throws a body shot but no joy.
Pedro missing with a left hand there. Smith was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A little feinted left hand from Smith on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Smith.
Smith thumps Pedro with a low kick.
Pedro throws a wild body kick that Smith sees coming a mile off.
Smith 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.
Pedro misses with a head kick.
A big left from Pedro misses.
Smith tried to counter with a leg kick but Pedro avoided it.
Smith throws a shot from downtown. Pedro moves away and avoids it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Smith counters with a leg kick.
Pedro swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Pedro feints and then cracks Smith's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Smith down.
Smith lands a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Pedro has Smith up against the cage in a clinch.

Smith has double underhooks and is working for a body lock takedown. He's got it. The fighters land in half guard but Pedro regains guard immediately.
Smith trying to control the position from guard on top but Pedro is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Smith throws a big elbow that misses.
Pedro looking for a sweep. Not yet Pedro, not yet.
Pedro trying to keep a closed guard but Smith is proving a slippery customer.
Pedro keeping moving, preventing Smith from controlling successfully.
Smith is really struggling to control Pedro but he's trying to hold on to the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro wants to sweep here but Smith controlling him for the moment.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.
Smith has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Smith is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Smith trying to control but Pedro is working from the bottom.
Pedro looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Smith throws a big right hand that misses.
Pedro looking to control.
Pedro is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Smith throwing strikes from guard but Pedro blocks nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Smith trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Smith is looking to advance position but Pedro has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!

Smith is working to get back to half guard.
Pedro misses with a head shot.
Pedro looking to ground and pound but Smith is blocking nicely.
Smith is bucking up trying to escape but Pedro cracks him with another couple of good strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Smith can't escape the position.
Smith bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Smith throws an elbow that misses. Pedro uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Smith's guard. Nice move by Pedro!

Pedro pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Smith is keeping the position for now.
Pedro scoring with some ground and pound.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Pedro is working Smith over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
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.
That's time! Back to the action!


Smith stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Pedro.
Smith pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Pedro connects with a jab.
Smith looks to score with a jab to the body but Pedro is just out of range.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Pedro, right into the meat.
Pedro catches Smith with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Pedro thuds his right hand into Smith's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Pedro misses with a leg kick
and Smith counters with a body kick.
The fight stays on the outside here - Pedro looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Smith half committed to a counter leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Smith avoids the head kick by Pedro.
No joy there for Pedro, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Pedro moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
George Pedro seems to be getting the better of the standup.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro throws a nice outside leg kick.
Pedro blocks a jab.
Pedro darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Pedro thumps Smith with a low kick.
Pedro missing with a left hand there. Smith was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Pedro misses with an uppercut. Smith saw that one coming.
Smith checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
As Pedro backs away, Smith returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Pedro fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Smith avoids it really well and circles away.
Pedro misses with a wild body shot.
Pedro comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Pedro takes the fight into the clinch.
Smith misses with a hook to the ribs.
Pedro scores with a nice hook to the head.
Pedro wants a takedown.
Pedro lands a body shot.

Pedro is fighting off a takedown attempt but Smith is just too persistent for him and manages to trip Pedro to the mat. Pedro regains guard as soon as the fighters hit the mat.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Smith wants to control from the top but Pedro keeps moving.
Pedro is trying to control the position but Smith postures up.
Smith is looking to work some ground and pound but Pedro has wrist control.
Smith works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Smith is thwarting Pedro's attempts to control the position.
Pedro keeping hold of Smith's head, controlling as best he can.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Smith thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Pedro's head.
Smith is trying to control the action in half guard but Pedro is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Smith tries to pass the half guard into mount. Pedro knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Ian Smith overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Smith prevents Pedro from improving his position.
Smith wants to pass to mount but Pedro is defending the position.
Smith is trying to control the action in half guard but Pedro is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Smith is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Pedro is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Smith not doing much here.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Smith misses with a body shot.
Pedro avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
A leg kick checked by Pedro.
Smith throws a jab but it's blocked by Pedro.
Pedro blocks a low kick nicely.
Smith looks to land a body kick but Pedro moved away.
Pedro looks like he wants to counter punch here.
A low kick from Smith is predictable there
and Pedro counters with a good low kick that Smith was not able to check.
Pedro wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Pedro lands with a straight right. Smith didn't see that one coming.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Smith - that will leave a mark!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Smith avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Smith was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Pedro connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Smith.
Smith moves out of range of the leg kick from Pedro.
Pedro throws out a loose jab but Smith uses good head movement to avoid it.
Pedro misses with a hook. Smith ducked under it nicely.
And Smith counters with a quick kick to the body but Pedro blocks it.
Smith closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
George Pedro seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Pedro gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Smith scores with a nice hook to the head.
Smith can't find room to land a body shot as Pedro controls the action.
Pedro swings wildly with an uppercut but Smith uses good head movement to avoid it.
Smith prevents a body shot from Pedro.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Smith takes a shot to the head.
A short uppercut from Smith.

Smith works for the underhooks and manages to get a trip takedown into guard.
Pedro has momentary wrist control but Smith slips an elbow through the middle.
Smith working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Smith is in close to Pedro's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Pedro is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Smith is in trouble now - Pedro has advanced to mount!
Pedro throws a wild left hand from mount and Smith manages to wriggle his way back to half 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!
Smith wants to improve his position but Pedro is controlling well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro wants to control but Smith is keeping him busy.
Smith has hold of Pedro's hands but Pedro slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Smith regains full guard. Nicely done.
Smith controlling Pedro's posture.
Pedro won't allow Smith to sweep him here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro throws a big elbow that misses.
Pedro distracts Smith with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Smith bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Pedro's guard.

Smith trying to control the position from guard on top but Pedro is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Smith throws a big right hand that misses.
Smith throws a big elbow that misses.
Pedro keeping moving, preventing Smith from controlling successfully.
Pedro avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Smith postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Smith makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Smith loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Pedro lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Smith looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Pedro throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pedro trying to control the position from guard on top but Smith is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Pedro might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Smith haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Smith keeps the fight on the outside.
Smith swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.

Pedro fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Smith, pushing him back against the cage.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Smith.

Smith gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Pedro regains guard.
Smith trying to control the position from guard on top but Pedro is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Pedro is trying to control the position from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Smith throwing strikes but missing.

Pedro looking for a guillotine here but Smith defends easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Smith throwing strikes from guard but Pedro blocks nicely.
Smith trying to control but Pedro is working from the bottom.
Smith preventing the sweep.
Smith passes into half guard.
Smith landing with strikes to the body and head, softening up his opponent.
Pedro wants to control but Smith is keeping busy and won't allow it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Pedro is pressing down on Smith's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Smith trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Smith wants to control from the top but Pedro keeps moving.
Pedro looking to hit a scissor sweep but Smith is one step ahead there.
Pedro trying to control the position.
Smith looking to pass the guard.
Smith landing some decent shots from guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Smith trying to control but Pedro is working from the bottom.
Pedro utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Pedro working a defensive guard here.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Smith swings for the body but Pedro moves out of range.
Pedro tries to clinch up.
Pedro lands a body shot.
Smith throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Ian Smith is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
A shot in the inside from Pedro.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nice body punch from Pedro.
Smith prevents a body shot from Pedro.
Pedro goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

Smith has hold of one of Pedro's legs. Pedro is fighting the takedown attempt but Smith gets the trip and lands the takedown into guard.
Smith slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Pedro is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Smith is looking to pass into half guard but Pedro pushes him away with his feet and jumps on top - now Pedro is in guard.

The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Smith has control of Pedro's left arm, preventing Pedro from doing any damage.
Pedro throwing strikes but missing.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ian Smith had his way with George Pedro in that round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Pedro will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
A chopping leg kick lands by Pedro.

Pedro clinches.

Smith breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Pedro is looking to clinch.
Smith checks a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Smith misses with a body shot.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Smith.
Smith misses with a hook.
Pedro wants to clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Pedro pushes Smith up against the cage in a clinch.
Pedro misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Smith doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Pedro misses with a shot to the kidneys.

Smith's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Smith throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Pedro throws a nice looking combination but Smith bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
It looked like Smith wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Pedro slips under a jab from Smith.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro clobbers Smith with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Smith has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Pedro.
Pedro tries to clinch but Smith is having none of it.
A quick step to the side and Smith tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Pedro tries a body shot but Smith blocks it.
Smith tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Smith struggles to land a body shot inside as Pedro controls his hands.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Pedro.
Smith blocks a body shot from Pedro.
Smith misses with a punch to the body.
George Pedro seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Smith blocks an uppercut.
Smith is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Smith misses with a short punch on the inside.
Pedro lands a body shot in the clinch.
Pedro tries a body shot but Smith blocks it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A nice right hand lands inside from Smith.

Smith has Pedro pressed up against the cage. He's trying to work for a single leg takedown. Smith pulls back from the cage and twists to the side, sending Pedro tumbling to the mat - Smith dives into Pedro's guard.
Pedro looking to hit a scissor sweep but Smith is one step ahead there.
Pedro is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Ian Smith has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Pedro is pulling down on Smith's head to control his posture.
Pedro looking to hit a scissor sweep but Smith is one step ahead there.
Smith postures up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Smith throwing strikes but missing.
Smith loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.
Pedro is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Pedro tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Smith paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Smith 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.
Smith swings for the body but Pedro moves out of range.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pedro throws a leg kick which misses Smith's front leg but catches the back leg as Smith tries to avoid it.
Pedro is looking to clinch but Smith is avoiding it.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to George Pedro.
I think Pedro 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 Chris Edwards scores the fight 46:49
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 46:49
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... George Pedro!

George Pedro is the new light heavyweight champion!
Ian Smith spoke after the fight, saying 'I still don't have what it takes. I must train harder.'.
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Event: T173 Holiday Special     
Date:   Dec 25, 2016

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between George Pedro and Edward Stoker. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

176 cm
29
202 lbs
29 - 8 - 2
199 cm
28
210 lbs
18 - 8 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Edward Stoker!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, Steven Brown and Phil Schofield.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pedro throws a right hand that Stoker ducks under and follows up with a left that Stoker also avoids with ease.
A looping hook to the body misses from Pedro. Stoker does a little dance to reset his feet.
Stoker swinging wildly here.
A counter left hand to the body from Pedro misses its target.

Pedro closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Stoker quickly recovers to half guard.
Stoker has his hands clasped together around Pedro's back. He's all about the action.
Pedro wants to pass to mount but Stoker is defending the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro is trying to control. Stoker wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Stoker avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Pedro.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stoker wants to improve his position but Pedro is controlling well.
Pedro sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Stoker defending well though.
Stoker is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Stoker blocking the ground and pound attempt from Pedro.
Stoker blocking the ground and pound attempt from Pedro.
Stoker tries to get to full guard but Pedro has control of the leg.
Stoker pushes Pedro off but Pedro dives into side control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stoker struggling a bit here.
Pedro scoring with punches from side control.
Stoker 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.
Pedro lands an elbow.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pedro misses with a strike but at least he's keeping busy, looking to cause some damage - that will still help him when it comes to the judges scorecards.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pedro is trying to ground and pound but Stoker uses the momentary lack of control by Pedro to regain half guard.
Pedro is trying to control. Stoker wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Stoker keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro drops an elbow to the side of Stoker's head.
Pedro is trying to control the action in half guard but Stoker is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Stoker tries to get to full guard but Pedro has control of the leg.
Pedro throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Pedro throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Pedro scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Stoker keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Stoker is not content to let Pedro control the position.
Pedro thows a huge punch but Stoker dodges it nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Pedro sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Stoker defending well though.
Pedro sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Stoker defending well though.
Pedro has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Pedro lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Pedro missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Pedro missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

George Pedro dominated that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Pedro lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Pedro throws a body punch but Stoker moves out of range.
Pedro shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Pedro throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Stoker cracks Pedro with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Stoker throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Pedro tries to close the distance and clinch but Stoker swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Pedro misses with a shot to the body
and Stoker counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Pedro takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Pedro tries to score with a low kick but Stoker moves his leg out of the way.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stoker throws a nice head kick!
Stoker takes a swing at Pedro's ribcage but misses.
Pedro throws a leg kick that misses.
Nice defenses there by Pedro.
Pedro looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Pedro shoots for a double leg takedown but Stoker sprawls well. He's pushed Pedro's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
George Pedro seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stoker scores with a nice strike.
Pedro checks the leg kick nicely there.
Stoker tries to score with a low kick but Pedro moves his leg out of the way.
Pedro throws a nice inside leg kick.
Edward Stoker seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A left lands for Stoker.
Pedro throws a front kick aimed at Stoker's knee but Stoker avoids it well.
Stoker steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Pedro swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A lazy left from Stoker finds it's target.
Pedro moves out of range as Stoker throws a body kick.
Pedro throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Pedro keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Stoker moves away from the strike by Pedro.
Pedro cracks the inside of Stoker's front leg.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Ground and pound from Pedro.
Stoker trying to control from the bottom.
Pedro working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Pedro thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Stoker's head.
The fighters are battling for position here. Stoker manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Pedro postures up in Stoker's guard and throws a big left but Stoker blocks it.
Stoker keeping moving, preventing Pedro from controlling successfully.
Pedro is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Stoker can do to turn this around?

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro throws a strike but Stoker rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Stoker is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Let's hope that Stoker has the urge to step up the pace any second now because for the last 15 or 20 seconds he's just been holding on tight.
Pedro is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Pedro looking to control.
Stoker won't allow Pedro to sweep him here.
Pedro is trying to keep Stoker in close.
Pedro might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Pedro ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Stoker moves away.
Decent striking displayed by Stoker there.
Stoker throws a shot from downtown. Pedro moves away and avoids it.
Stoker is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Pedro swings for the body but Stoker moves out of range.
Stoker 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.

Edward Stoker showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Pedro fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Stoker manages to avoid it.
A leg kick checked by Stoker.
The fighters circling - Pedro throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Pedro thuds his right hand into Stoker's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Stoker lands a slapping body shot.
Some bone on bone action there as Stoker checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Pedro ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Stoker moves away.
Stoker throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

Pedro is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Stoker's half guard.
Stoker controlling the position for now.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro looks to land a strike but Stoker avoids it nicely and regains full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stoker utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Stoker wants to get back to his feet but Pedro is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Pedro throwing strikes but missing.
Pedro loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Pedro wants to control from the top but Stoker keeps moving.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Stoker has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Pedro misses with a series of wild punches.
A nice side step and Stoker releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Stoker throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Stoker attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Pedro scores with a leg kick.

Pedro has managed to clinch.
Pedro makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Pedro stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.

Pedro has clasped his hands together around Stoker's back... aaand, he's got a takedown into side control. Nicely done.
Sloppy strikes there by Pedro.
Stoker tries to buck Pedro off but Pedro is having none of it.
Pedro working away.
Pedro lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Stoker down.
Pedro looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Stoker is avoiding damage well.
Pedro creates a bit of distance and throws down some hard shots.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Stoker to see if he's OK.
Pedro connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Stoker some visible discomfort.
Stoker wants to control but Pedro postures up.
Stoker is looking to reverse the position.
Pedro misses with the ground and pound.
Stoker parries the strikes from Pedro easily there. Pedro is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Stoker to escape.
Pedro throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
Pedro working the head with strikes.
Pedro working the ground and pound.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro throwing shots but missing, from side control.
Pedro scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Stoker to see if he's OK.
A lull in the action here as Pedro stalls from top position.
Stoker on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Pedro lands a few punches from side control.
Sloppy strikes there by Pedro.
Pedro works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Some bone on bone action there as Stoker checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Pedro cracks Stoker with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.

Pedro pushes Stoker up against the cage in a clinch.
Stoker misses with a punch to the body.
Pedro lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Stoker or not.
Stoker is trying to break the clinch but Pedro has him pressed against the cage.
Pedro misses with a body punch.
Pedro tries for a takedown. No joy.
A head punch on the inside from Stoker fails to land.
Pedro lands with a right to the head.
Pedro tries to throw a body punch but Stoker avoids it by throwing Pedro back against the cage.
Pedro tries to throw a body punch but Stoker avoids it by throwing Pedro back against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Pedro.
Stoker misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Stoker wants to break the clinch but can't.
Pedro lands a body punch in the clinch.
Stoker is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Pedro works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Pedro tries to work over Stoker's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Pedro can't find room to land a body shot as Stoker controls the action.
Pedro gets through Stoker's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Stoker softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Stoker tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Pedro misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Pedro.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Stoker.

Pedro gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Stoker regains guard.

Stoker manages to escape and get back to his feet.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Pedro tries to clinch up.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Stoker! But no joy.
Stoker scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Stoker showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Pedro.
Pedro lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Pedro takes the fight into the clinch.
Pedro prevents Stoker from breaking the clinch.
Pedro tries a body shot but Stoker blocks it.
Pedro stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
George Pedro has scored more points in the clinch so far.
A right hand to the body from Pedro.
Pedro struggles to land a body shot inside as Stoker controls his hands.
Pedro looking for a takedown.
Stoker swings wildly with an uppercut but Pedro uses good head movement to avoid it.
Pedro works on Stoker's body with a couple of short punches.
Pedro lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Pedro lands a body shot in the clinch.

Pedro has double underhooks and is working for a body lock takedown. He's got it. The fighters land in half guard but Stoker regains guard immediately.
Pedro lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro advances position into side control!
The referee tells the fighters to keep busy.
Pedro tries to score with some ground and pound. Stoker controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
Pedro throwing strikes but missing, from side control.
Pedro cracks Stoker with an elbow. That is naaassty.
Stoker dodges the ground and pound from Pedro.
George Pedro overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Stoker is looking for a sweep.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro wants to control but Stoker is keeping him busy.
Pedro postures up a little and throws a couple of hammerfists but they don't connect properly.
Pedro in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.
Stoker can't do much from the bottom here.
Pedro cracks Stoker with a big elbow.
You can see the frustration on Stoker's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Pedro scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Stoker to see if he's OK.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

George Pedro had his way with Edward Stoker in that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Pedro fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Stoker has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Stoker is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
A nice leg kick lands there from Pedro.
Stoker throws a sloppy body shot
and Pedro counters with a body kick.
No joy there for Pedro, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Pedro is looking to score with low kicks.
A looping hook to the body misses from Stoker. Pedro does a little dance to reset his feet.
Nice uppercut lands for Pedro. That snapped Stoker's head back.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Pedro, right into the meat.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Stoker avoids the body shot from Pedro.
Stoker throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Pedro connects with a body shot that sends Stoker's belly button to the back.
Pedro tries to clinch there but Stoker circles away.
A nice side step and Stoker releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Pedro shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Stoker sprawls well. Stoker wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Pedro gets slowly back to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro takes one to the chin there.
Stoker throws a lazy right hand but Pedro sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Pedro wants to slow Stoker down by chopping away at his legs.
Pedro walks into a jab.
Pedro tests Stoker's chin there with a solid looking shot.

Pedro shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Stoker's guard.
Pedro looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Edward Stoker has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Stoker seems keen to control Pedro's posture.
Pedro throwing strikes but missing.
Stoker working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Pedro.
Stoker is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Stoker working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Pedro.
It looks like the ref is thinking about a standup.
Pedro throws a strike but Stoker rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Pedro tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Pedro is trying to control the position but Stoker postures up.
Stoker won't allow Pedro to sweep him here.
Stoker controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Pedro shoots in for a takedown and gets it.

Stoker makes some distance and scrambles quickly back to his feet. Nice work!
Good leg kick by Pedro there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Pedro fails with the takedown.
Stoker misses with a looping right.

And that's the end of the fight!
George Pedro showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Pedro 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 Sam Margolis scores the fight 49:46
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 49:46
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... George Pedro!
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RATING
45%

 

Event: T170 Olympics Round 1     
Date:   Nov 25, 2016

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Jermaine Wright and George Pedro. Wright kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Only the Strong will Continue. The fight MMA fans around the world have waited their entire lives for!

188 cm
28
204 lbs
27 - 5 - 0
176 cm
29
202 lbs
27 - 9 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cuts easily
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Jermaine Wright!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 9 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Sam Margolis and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wright misses with a leg kick
and Pedro counters with a lovely straight right hand!

It looks like Jermaine Wright has been cut.
Pedro fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Pedro lands an overhand right.
Pedro cracks a nice hook into Wright's ribs.

Pedro shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Pedro was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!

Wright is rocked!
Pedro cracks Wright with a big elbow. Oh, he's hurt! Pedro immediately mounts and start dropping bombs! Wright is done! The referee jumps in and saves him from any more punishment - a quick and decisive finish by Pedro!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:37 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). George Pedro!
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100%

 

Event: T167 ITFL Round 2     
Date:   Nov 04, 2016

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Ras Li Judah and George Pedro. Judah comes to the cage accompanied by Limb By Limb. Ras Li Judah has a significant reach advantage - let's see if he can make it count.

190 cm
25
215 lbs
14 - 4 - 0
176 cm
29
202 lbs
26 - 9 - 2
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Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ras Li Judah!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 9 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
The judges for this bout are Andrew Berry, Paul Tew and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pedro throws a lazy uppercut
and Judah counters with a nice uppercut.
Judah throws a push kick but Pedro slaps the foot to one side.
Pedro is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Judah 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.
Pedro swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Judah counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Judah is looking to slow Pedro down with leg kicks.
Pedro will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Pedro throws a looping overhand right but Judah ducks down to avoid it.
Judah throws a hook but Pedro blocks it.
And Pedro tries to counter it with a takedown but Judah pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Judah checks a low kick from Pedro.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Judah plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Judah attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Judah throws a body punch but Pedro moves out of range.
Judah misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Judah comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Judah connects with a good right hand that stumbles Pedro. Pedro circles away out of range and recomposes himself.

Pedro rushes Judah and presses him up against the cage.
Judah lands on the inside with an uppercut.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Pedro has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Pedro works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Pedro tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Judah's elbow.
Judah working aggressively here.
Judah swings wildly with an uppercut but Pedro uses good head movement to avoid it.
Pedro lands a body shot in the clinch.
Pedro misses with a body punch.
Judah doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Pedro throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Judah is breathing heavily.

Pedro wants the takedown. Judah is fighting it off but Pedro persists and manages to bring the fight to the ground, ending up in Judah's guard against the cage.
Pedro scoring with some ground and pound.
Judah avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pedro throwing strikes from guard but Judah blocks nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Judah working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Pedro.
Pedro with a flurry of punches that miss.
Pedro throws a big elbow that misses.
Judah keeping moving, preventing Pedro from controlling successfully.
Judah wants to sweep here but Pedro controlling him for the moment.
Pedro scoring with punches to the head and body.
Judah is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro connects with a couple of short punches.

Judah has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Pedro can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Pedro showing good wrestling skills to control the position.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Judah moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.

It looks like Ras Li Judah has been cut.
Judah tries to land a front kick but Pedro steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Judah misses with a hook. Pedro ducked under it nicely.
Judah swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Judah misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pedro.
Pedro rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Judah counters with a thumping low kick.
Judah misses with an uppercut

and Pedro counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Pedro throwing shots but Judah is blocking nicely.
Judah is trying to get back to full guard.
Judah trying to hold on to Pedro's head to control him but Pedro postures up.
Pedro is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Judah trying to control from the bottom.
Judah manages to get to full guard.
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.
The cut man is working on Ras Li Judah's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Judah pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Pedro changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Pedro tries to clinch there but Judah circles away.
Judah is looking to counter with a body kick.
Pedro tries to clinch up but Judah circles away and keeps his distance.
Pedro misses with a looping left.
Judah defending well as Pedro loads up on a big left hand.
Pedro pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Pedro throws a lazy uppercut
and Judah counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Judah with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Judah misses the shot to the body.
Judah throws out a loose jab but Pedro uses good head movement to avoid it.
Pedro is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Judah counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Judah needs to keep his hands up - Pedro had a free shot at his head there.
A clash of legs there as Judah blocks the low kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Judah. Pedro does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Judah lands with a shot to the body.
Pedro ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Judah moves away.
Pedro slips a jab from Judah.
Judah takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Judah lands with a good body shot.

Pedro lands a big shot that drops Judah! Can he finish him?

Judah is rocked!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Pedro distracts Judah with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Oh Judah is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Pedro makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
George Pedro has got the better of the ground game so far.

Judah throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Pedro postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Pedro loads up on a big left hand. Judah felt that one! He's just covering up now, not defending himself intelligently - Pedro looks towards the ref and unloads with 3 more big shots and the ref has no choice but to stop the fight! Judah can't hide his disappointment, as Pedro celebrates the victory.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:58 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). George Pedro!
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RATING
51%

 

Event: T164     
Date:   Oct 14, 2016

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between George Pedro and Cole Orion. 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?

176 cm
28
202 lbs
25 - 9 - 2
184 cm
25
199 lbs
13 - 6 - 0
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Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 9 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Cole Orion!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, Phil Schofield and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pedro throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Orion lands with a nice body punch.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Pedro goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

Orion's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Pedro has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Orion.
Orion swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Pedro fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Orion looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Orion swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Orion misses with a straight left.
Pedro swings for the body but Orion moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro fails in his attempt to clinch.
A bone on bone clash there as Pedro blocks the leg kick.
Pedro is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Orion.
Good work by Pedro as he checks the leg kick.
Orion looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Orion moves out of range of the leg kick from Pedro.
Orion tries to score with a low kick but Pedro moves his leg out of the way.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro misses with a straight left.
A leg kick checked by Pedro.
Orion takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Pedro moves out of range of the body kick from Orion.
Orion with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Pedro lands with a hook. Orion tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Cole Orion is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Pedro tries to close the distance and clinch up but Orion swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Orion lands with a nice body kick.
Pedro throws a combination that misses

and Orion counters by moving into the clinch.
Pedro blocks a body shot from Orion.
Pedro fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Pedro tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Orion blocks an uppercut.
I was talking to Pedro's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Orion lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Pedro throws a punch but it's blocked by Orion.
Orion lands a nice elbow.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Pedro dodges an elbow strike from Orion.
Orion is looking to break free of the clinch but Pedro has double underhooks.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Orion misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Pedro tries a body shot but Orion blocks it.

Pedro is working on a single leg takedown against the cage. Orion can't fight it off and eventually Pedro manages to take the fight to the floor. Orion looks annoyed but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Pedro wants to control from the top but Orion keeps moving.
Orion is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Orion is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Pedro postures up and lands a big shot to Orion's brow.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Orion is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Orion bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Pedro's guard.

Pedro wants to sweep here but Orion controlling him for the moment.
Orion must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Pedro manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Orion manages to get himself to full guard.

Orion controlling the position.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Orion looking to hit a scissor sweep but Pedro is one step ahead there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro throws a big elbow that misses.
Pedro postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Pedro scoring with punches to the head and body.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Pedro accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Pedro makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Orion not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Orion throwing some rather feeble looking strikes off his back.
Orion working a defensive guard but Pedro passes into half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Nice defenses there by Orion.
Orion lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Orion thows a left - swing and a miss!
Pedro misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Orion.
Orion fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Pedro checks it well.
Orion tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Pedro is able to avoid easily.
Pedro showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Orion.
Orion lands a jab.
A leg kick checked by Orion.
A little jabbing left from Orion on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Orion throws a leg kick but Pedro sees it coming and checks it nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro moves out of range as Orion throws a body kick.
Pedro chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Orion throws a jab when Pedro was well out of range.
Orion throws a body punch but Pedro moves out of range.
Orion misses with a body kick.
Pedro lands a slapping body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Orion.
Orion circles away from the clinch attempt.
Pedro swings for the body but Orion moves out of range.
Pedro goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Pedro.
Pedro uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Orion.
Pedro half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Pedro lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Pedro tries to clinch but Orion moves out of range.
Orion only half commits to the counter leg kick.
A solid leg kick lands there for Pedro.
Orion throws a solid leg kick but Pedro takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Orion.
Pedro tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Pedro is looking to wear down Orion with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Orion is looking to clinch.
Orion avoids the body shot from Pedro.
Orion stuffs the takedown.
Orion takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Orion throws a push kick but Pedro slaps the foot to one side.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Pedro digs a good hook to Orion's body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Orion pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A leg kick checked by Pedro.
Orion chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Cole Orion seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Orion thuds his shin into the meat of Pedro's side.
Orion throws a leg kick but Pedro sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Pedro avoids the head kick by Orion.
Pedro throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Pedro takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Orion lands with a straight right. Pedro didn't see that one coming.
Orion circles away from the clinch attempt.
Pedro chopping away at his opponent's legs.
A good leg kick by Orion.
Pedro misses with a low kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro just misses with a punch to the body.
Pedro fails with an attempt to clinch.
Orion misses with a kick to the body.
Orion lands with a straight right. Pedro didn't see that one coming.
Orion on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Orion will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Crunch! Orion slams his shin into Pedro's torso.
Orion dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Pedro. That did some damage!
Pedro scores with a jab to the head.
Pedro dodges the punch combination from Orion.
Pedro feinted with a counter takedown.
Pedro throws a looping overhand right but Orion ducks down to avoid it.
Pedro waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Orion.
Pedro throws a hook but Orion blocks it.
Orion throws a leg kick that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Orion motions for Pedro to come forward. Orion throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.

Pedro has taken the fight to the clinch.
Pedro wants to take the fight to the mat but Orion manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Orion prevents a takedown attempt there.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for George Pedro. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Orion tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Orion lands a shoulder strike.
Pedro struggles to land a body shot inside as Orion controls his hands.
Pedro fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Orion blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Orion lands a damaging elbow.
Orion lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Pedro backwards.
Orion throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Pedros head.
Pedro misses with a punch on the inside.
Orion misses with some punches.
Pedro misses with some punches.
Orion comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.

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

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


Orion lands with a nice body punch.
Orion misses with a body shot.
Orion misses with a low kick.
Pedro lands with a right hand.
The fight stays on the outside here - Pedro looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Pedro moves out of range as Orion throws a body kick.
Orion throws a big shot that misses.

Pedro closes the distance and clinches.
Orion lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Pedro backwards.
Pedro blocking some punches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Orion misses with the head strike.
Orion trying to land knees to the body.
Orion scores with a shoulder strike.
A nice left hand lands by Pedro.
Pedro misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Pedro tries to work over Orion's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro has a couple of punches blocked by Orion.
Orion gets through Pedro's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Orion pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Pedro working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Orion tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Pedro's elbow.
Pedro tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Pedro blocks an elbow strike.
Orion lands a hook that snaps the head of Pedro backwards.
Pedro pushes Orion back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Pedro scores with a nice hook to the head.
Pedro misses with a punch to the body.
Pedro lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Orion or not.
Orion takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Pedro struggles to land a body shot inside as Orion controls his hands.
Pedro goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Pedro misses with a short punch on the inside.
Pedro tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Orion's elbow.
Orion blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Orion's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Orion takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Pedro has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Pedro there as he acknowledges the shot.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Orion finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Pedro lands a really nice looking cross but Orion seems unphased.
Orion circles away from the clinch attempt.

Pedro rushes Orion and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
A short right from Orion.

Orion manages to break the clinch.

Pedro pushes Orion up against the cage in a clinch.
Pedro makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.

Orion manages to break the clinch.
Pedro checks the leg kick.
Orion takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Pedro has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Orion.
Pedro blocks a low kick nicely.
Pedro pushes Orion away with a front kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Orion has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Pedro finds it's way round the side to connect with Orion's head.
Orion slips a jab and a cross from Pedro.
Orion takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Pedro fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Orion takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Orion loads up on a big right hand but Pedro slips the punch.
Pedro takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Pedro misses with a low kick as Orion jumps back.
The fight stays on the outside here - Pedro looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Orion digs a good hook to Pedro's body.
Orion swings for the body but Pedro moves out of range.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Orion.
Orion moves out of range of the body kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crunch! Pedro slams his shin into Orion's torso.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Pedro avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Pedro misses with a shot to the body
and Orion counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Orion scores with a nice head shot.
Orion paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Orion has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Pedro finds it's way round the side to connect with Orion's head.
Orion ducks under a wild hook from Pedro.
Orion keeps the fight on the outside.
Orion swats away the attempt to clinch by Pedro.
Orion misses with a wild body shot.
Orion with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Pedro to score with a decent uppercut.
Pedro just misses with a punch to the body.
Orion on the wrong end of a nice hook.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Richard Clark scores the fight 29:28
Judge Phil Schofield scores the fight 29:29
Judge Chris Edwards scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... George Pedro!
S C
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G S C
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G S C G energy
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hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
62%

 

Event: T161 - ITFL Team Finale     
Date:   Sep 23, 2016

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between George Pedro and Ras Li Judah. The crowd seem to be enjoying Judah's choice of entrance music: Limb By Limb. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

176 cm
28
202 lbs
24 - 9 - 2
190 cm
25
215 lbs
13 - 3 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 9 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ras Li Judah!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, Steven Brown and Phil Schofield.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Pedro moves into the clinch successfully.
Judah is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Pedro tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Judah's elbow.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Pedro.
Judah lands a nice uppercut.
Judah is defending well against a takedown attempt.
I was talking to Pedro's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Judah gets through Pedro's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Judah tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Judah can't find room to land a body shot as Pedro controls the action.
Judah gets underhooks to prevent Pedro's takedown attempt.
Pedro misses with the head strike.
Judah misses with a hook to the ribs.
Pedro blocking some punches.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Judah.

Judah breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Pedro tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Judah paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Pedro blocks a jab.
Pedro misses with a few strikes there.
Judah throws a wild body kick that Pedro sees coming a mile off.
Judah 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 with a left hand
and Judah counters with a nice body shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Pedro misses with an attempted mid kick.
Judah looks like he wants to counter punch here.
George Pedro seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro is looking to clinch but Judah is avoiding it.
Judah let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Pedro keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Judah lands with a nice body kick.
Pedro wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.

Pedro clinches up with Judah and pushes him back against the cage.
Pedro misses with a hook from the clinch.
Judah misses with the head strike.
A body shot lands from Judah.
Judah doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Pedro misses with the head strike.
Judah misses with a hook from the clinch.
Judah misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Judah goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A nice right hand lands inside from Judah.
Judah tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Pedro's elbow.
Judah tries a body shot but Pedro blocks it.

Judah breaks from the clinch.
Pedro fails with an attempt to clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro doesn't manage to clinch there - Judah circles away.
The fight stays on the outside here - Pedro looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

Pedro takes the fight into the clinch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Pedro is trying to drag Judah to the mat but Judah just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for George Pedro. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Judah blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Judah throws a head punch that misses.
Judah lands a left hand.
Pedro misses with the head strike.
Judah lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Judah tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Pedro blocks a body shot from Judah.
Still in the clinch, Judah scores with a nice short uppercut.
Judah blocks a body shot from Pedro.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro throws a punch but it's blocked by Judah.
Pedro lands a hook that snaps the head of Judah backwards.
Judah misses with a hook to the ribs.
Judah misses with a body punch.
Pedro has a couple of punches blocked by Judah.
Pedro makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A short uppercut from Judah.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Judah.
Judah presses Pedro against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Pedro digs a right hand into Judah's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Judah's gas tank.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Pedro.

Judah drags the fight down to the ground.

Judah is looking for a triangle but Pedro pushes his legs off easily.
Pedro being controlled here momentarily.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Judah is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Pedro scoring with some ground and pound.
Judah trying to keep a closed guard but Pedro is proving a slippery customer.
Pedro distracts Judah with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Pedro stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Judah swivels though and keeps the 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!
Pedro trying to control but Judah is working from the bottom.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Ras Li Judah dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!



Pedro throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Judah tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Pedro is in Judah's guard.
Pedro is looking to work some ground and pound but Judah has wrist control.
Pedro scoring with punches to the head and body.
Judah preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Pedro trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Judah is on top in guard.

Judah throws a big elbow that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Judah trying to control the position from guard on top but Pedro is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Judah has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Judah throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Judah trying to control the position from guard on top but Pedro is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Judah won't allow Pedro to sweep him here.
Judah in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Judah loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Judah postures up in Pedro's guard and throws a big left but Pedro blocks it.
Judah trying to control but Pedro is working from the bottom.
Judah throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Pedro works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Pedro is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Judah wants to pass the guard but Pedro is keeping the position.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Pedro blocks a head kick by Judah.
Pedro fails in his attempt to clinch.
Pedro wants to clinch but Judah slips to the side
and Judah counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Judah on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Pedro. Pedro obviously looking to wear him down.
Judah swats away the attempt to clinch by Pedro.
Pedro fails with an attempt to clinch.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Pedro - that will leave a mark!
Judah loads up on a big right hand but Pedro slips the punch.
Pedro is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Judah.
Pedro throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Pedro misses with a few strikes there.
Pedro tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Judah manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Judah swats away the attempt to clinch by Pedro.
A head kick misses from Judah.
Judah steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Pedro. That one must have hurt.

Pedro gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Pedro throws a punch but it's blocked by Judah.
Judah cracks Pedro with a nice body shot.
Pedro blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Judah effectively controlling the action here.

Judah breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Ras Li Judah seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Pedro misses with a hook. Judah ducked under it nicely.
Pedro is looking to clinch.
George Pedro is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Pedro lunges at Judah with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Judah's hand.
Judah ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Good work by Pedro as he checks the leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Judah avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
The fighters circling - Judah throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Pedro tries to clinch but Judah is having none of it.
Judah thinks about the counter body kick.
Judah fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Pedro manages to avoid it.
Pedro throws a low kick, looking for Judah's leg but Judah calmly moves out of range.
Judah misses with a straight right.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Judah with a jab.
Judah misses with an uppercut. Pedro saw that one coming.
Pedro moves out of range of the strikes.
Pedro tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Judah counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Pedro tries to clinch there but Judah circles away.
Judah doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Pedro tries to clinch but Judah moves out of range.

Pedro pushes Judah up against the cage in a clinch.
Judah throws a head punch that misses.
Pedro lands a hook to the side of the head.
Nice body punch from Pedro - that landed with a thud.
Ras Li Judah seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Pedro scores with a shot to the side of Judah's head.
Pedro wants a takedown but no success here.
Judah misses with a body punch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Judah.
Pedro gets through Judah's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Judah doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A short left from Judah.
Judah tries a body shot but Pedro blocks it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Judah is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Judah leaning his opponent against the cage.
Pedro swings away with an uppercut that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Judah doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Judah misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Judah misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Judah doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Pedro softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
A short body shot lands from Pedro as the two fighters clinch.
Pedro lands a hook that snaps the head of Judah backwards.
Pedro lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Judah misses with a hook to the ribs.
Pedro misses with a punch to the body.
Nice body punch from Judah.
Judah throws a head punch that misses.
Pedro presses Judah against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Pedro misses with a body punch.
Pedro blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Pedro tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Pedro lands a nice shot to the body.
Pedro throws a punch but it's blocked by Judah.

Judah manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Pedro works over Judah with some ground and pound from guard.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Judah wants to sweep but no luck.
Pedro scores with a decent looking elbow strike.

Judah is rocked!
George Pedro overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Pedro scoring with punches to the head and body.
Judah is still in real trouble! Can Pedro finish him?
Judah trying to control the position.
Judah is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Judah seems to have recovered his senses.
Pedro content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Pedro gets to his feet and stands over Judah, holding his ankles. He dives in with a big left hand that connects! Judah felt that one! Pedro unloads more punches and elbows and this one is over! The ref has dived in to save Judah from any more punishment!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:27 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). George Pedro!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
45%

 

Event: ITFL 10.1     
Date:   Sep 07, 2016

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Roland De Roncevaux and George Pedro. De Roncevaux comes to the cage accompanied by Menousis. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

183 cm
24
198 lbs
15 - 3 - 1
176 cm
28
202 lbs
23 - 9 - 2
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Roland De Roncevaux !
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 9 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
The judges for this bout are Wagner Zegers, Paulsen Ambrosius and Nard Betker.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
De Roncevaux tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Pedro was well out of range. Poor timing from De Roncevaux .
Pedro tries to clinch up.
Pedro scores with a jab to the head.

It looks like Roland De Roncevaux has been cut.
Pedro throws a shot from downtown. De Roncevaux moves away and avoids it.
Pedro throws a body shot but no joy.
De Roncevaux half committed to a counter leg kick.

Pedro closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
De Roncevaux prevents the takedown attempt.
A shot in the inside from De Roncevaux .
Pedro lands a right hand that snaps the head of De Roncevaux backwards.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Pedro.
Pedro swings away with an uppercut that misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Pedro.
Pedro drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Pedro is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Roland De Roncevaux has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of George Pedro.
De Roncevaux lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Pedro backwards.

De Roncevaux escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
George Pedro seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
De Roncevaux throws a hook but Pedro blocks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
De Roncevaux cracks Pedro with an open hand slap.
De Roncevaux slips a jab from Pedro.
Pedro throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Nice defenses there by Pedro.
A big right from Pedro misses.
Pedro takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
De Roncevaux misses with a wild body shot.
Pedro scoring well with a low kick there.
Pedro lands a glancing blow to the side of De Roncevaux 's head.
De Roncevaux throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Pedro steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from De Roncevaux .
Nice shot by Pedro.
Good leg kick by Pedro there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
De Roncevaux looks to land a left hand but Pedro moved out of range nicely.
A big left from Pedro misses.
De Roncevaux tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Pedro was well out of range. Poor timing from De Roncevaux .
De Roncevaux misses with a body shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Pedro steps to the side to avoid the strikes from De Roncevaux .
Pedro wants to counter the offense by De Roncevaux and move into the clinch position.
Pedro fakes a jab and throws a low kick but De Roncevaux checks it well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
De Roncevaux swats away the attempt to clinch by Pedro.
Pedro thows a left - swing and a miss!
Pedro throws a right hand that misses
and De Roncevaux counters with a lovely shot to the body.
De Roncevaux works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Pedro bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps De Roncevaux 's head backwards.
De Roncevaux just misses with a punch to the body.
Pedro throws a hook but De Roncevaux blocks it.
De Roncevaux 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 darts in and clinches De Roncevaux up against the cage.
Pedro swings wildly with an uppercut but De Roncevaux uses good head movement to avoid it.
A head punch on the inside from De Roncevaux fails to land.
De Roncevaux tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
De Roncevaux lands a right hand that snaps the head of Pedro backwards.
De Roncevaux lands a body shot.
Pedro digs a right hand into De Roncevaux 's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on De Roncevaux 's gas tank.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

De Roncevaux breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Pedro is looking to clinch.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by De Roncevaux .
De Roncevaux misses with a body shot.
Pedro throws a front kick aimed at De Roncevaux 's knee but De Roncevaux avoids it well.
De Roncevaux avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Pedro thuds his right hand into De Roncevaux 's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Pedro, right into the meat.
De Roncevaux misses with a two punch combination.
De Roncevaux moves forwards but Pedro connects with a nice, crisp jab.
De Roncevaux doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.

Pedro has closed the distance and engaged De Roncevaux in a clinch.
Pedro lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Pedro working aggressively here.
A right handed body shot lands from De Roncevaux .
Pedro tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Pedro tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
De Roncevaux has a couple of punches blocked by Pedro.
A head punch on the inside from Pedro fails to land.

De Roncevaux breaks from the clinch.
A low kick from Pedro misses
and De Roncevaux counters with a good low kick that Pedro was not able to check.
De Roncevaux fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Pedro manages to avoid it.
A solid leg kick lands there for De Roncevaux .
De Roncevaux has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Pedro.
De Roncevaux fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Pedro is out of range.
De Roncevaux lands an overhand right.
De Roncevaux looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
De Roncevaux takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
De Roncevaux chopping away at his opponent's legs.
De Roncevaux avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
De Roncevaux throws a body shot but no joy.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
De Roncevaux misses with a low kick.
De Roncevaux drops his hands momentarily and Pedro takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
De Roncevaux throws a hook but Pedro blocks it.
De Roncevaux takes a swing at Pedro's ribcage but misses.
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.
The cut man is working on Roland De Roncevaux 's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


A big right from De Roncevaux misses.
Pedro wants to counter with a clinch but De Roncevaux pushes him away.
Pedro tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and De Roncevaux counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Pedro throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Pedro tries to clinch but De Roncevaux is having none of it.
De Roncevaux is looking to wear down Pedro with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Pedro scores with a head kick. De Roncevaux tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Pedro throws a right hand that misses
and De Roncevaux cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Nice cross by De Roncevaux .
A big left from Pedro misses.
De Roncevaux swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Pedro misses the body punch
and De Roncevaux makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro misses with a telegraphed body shot
and De Roncevaux counters with a nice uppercut.
Pedro shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
De Roncevaux throws a leg kick but Pedro sees it coming and checks it nicely.
De Roncevaux misses the jab.
Pedro tries to counter by closing the distance.
A shot to the liver by De Roncevaux . Beautiful body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro slips a jab from De Roncevaux .
De Roncevaux throws a quick inside leg kick.
De Roncevaux is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Pedro changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Pedro is looking to chop away at De Roncevaux 's legs.
Pedro takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
De Roncevaux throws a nice inside leg kick.
Pedro tries to close the distance and clinch but De Roncevaux swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.

Pedro rushes De Roncevaux and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Pedro softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Pedro swings wildly with an uppercut but De Roncevaux uses good head movement to avoid it.

Pedro has clasped his hands together around De Roncevaux 's back... aaand, he's got a takedown into side control. Nicely done.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Pedro in side control, throwing shots but De Roncevaux defends.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Pedro taking a breather here.
Pedro throwing ground and pound but whilst doing so, he forgets to control position and De Roncevaux works his way back to half guard. Good composure under pressure.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
De Roncevaux blocking the ground and pound attempt from Pedro.
Pedro wants to pass to mount but De Roncevaux is defending the position.
De Roncevaux is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Pedro working the head and body with strikes.
De Roncevaux keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.
Pedro takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.

Roland De Roncevaux 's cut is getting worse.
Pedro stalling.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro stalling away here and it's allowed De Roncevaux to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.
Pedro has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Pedro engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Pedro trying to control the position from guard on top but De Roncevaux is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
De Roncevaux pulls Pedro in to control the position.
Pedro tries to free his leg and advance position but De Roncevaux is retaining full guard.
Pedro postures up in De Roncevaux 's guard and throws a big left but De Roncevaux blocks it.

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

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Pedro.
Pedro tries to clinch but De Roncevaux moves out of range.
Pedro turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Pedro thows a left - swing and a miss!

The fight moves into the clinch position.
De Roncevaux misses with a punch on the inside.
De Roncevaux lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
De Roncevaux scores with a nice hook to the head.
De Roncevaux lands a right hand that snaps the head of Pedro backwards.
De Roncevaux goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
De Roncevaux swings wildly with an uppercut but Pedro uses good head movement to avoid it.
De Roncevaux lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Pedro swings away with an uppercut that misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Roland De Roncevaux dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Roland De Roncevaux 's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!


Pedro misses the shot to the body.
As Pedro backs away, De Roncevaux returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
De Roncevaux avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
De Roncevaux scores with a slapping inside leg kick.

Pedro gets a clinch.
Pedro misses with a hook from the clinch.

De Roncevaux breaks from the clinch.
Pedro takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Pedro 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.
Pedro takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
De Roncevaux throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

Pedro rushes De Roncevaux and presses him up against the cage.
Pedro has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. De Roncevaux seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Pedro can turn it around.

De Roncevaux 's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
De Roncevaux avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Pedro scores with a nice head shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Pedro tries to clinch but fails miserably
and De Roncevaux counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Pedro connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Pedro tries to close the distance and clinch but De Roncevaux swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
De Roncevaux throwing a counter right hand but Pedro manages to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Pedro closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
De Roncevaux misses with a punch on the inside.

De Roncevaux breaks the clinch.
De Roncevaux will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.

Pedro closes the distance and clinches.
De Roncevaux tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Pedro prevents a body shot from De Roncevaux .
De Roncevaux throws a head punch that misses.
Pedro tries to throw a body punch but De Roncevaux avoids it by throwing Pedro back against the cage.
Pedro tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

De Roncevaux 's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
De Roncevaux uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Pedro.
De Roncevaux misses the shot to the body.
Good exchange - Pedro coming out on top.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
De Roncevaux fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Pedro on the side of the head.
Pedro closes the distance looking to clinch
and De Roncevaux connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
De Roncevaux scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Pedro uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by De Roncevaux .
Pedro throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
De Roncevaux throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Pedro thuds his right hand into De Roncevaux 's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
De Roncevaux fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Pedro crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from De Roncevaux - the referee stops the clock and Pedro gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says De Roncevaux . Pedro manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
De Roncevaux takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
De Roncevaux tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Pedro connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Pedro's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Nice uppercut lands for Pedro. That snapped De Roncevaux 's head back.
De Roncevaux cracks Pedro with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Pedro tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but De Roncevaux paws at him with a jab and circles away.
It looked like De Roncevaux was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
De Roncevaux takes one on the button.
De Roncevaux displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Pedro throws out the jab.
De Roncevaux dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Pedro. That did some damage!
Pedro tries to clinch
and De Roncevaux makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.

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

De Roncevaux breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.

Pedro rushes De Roncevaux and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Pedro digs a right hand into De Roncevaux 's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on De Roncevaux 's gas tank.
Pedro lands a shoulder strike.
De Roncevaux wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Pedro working aggressively here.

De Roncevaux breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Pedro dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

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!
Pedro throws a lazy right hand but De Roncevaux sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
De Roncevaux avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Pedro fails in his attempt to clinch.
De Roncevaux moves out of range as Pedro strikes.
Pedro lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but De Roncevaux circles away quickly and effectively.
Pedro wants to clinch.
De Roncevaux fires out a quick counter leg kick but Pedro just manages to avoid it.
De Roncevaux connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Pedro's hands.
Pedro wants to clinch up but De Roncevaux keeps it at a distance.
Pedro wants to clinch up but De Roncevaux keeps it at a distance.
De Roncevaux misses with a body shot.

Pedro clinches with his opponent.

De Roncevaux pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Wagner Zegers scores the fight 28:29
Judge Paulsen Ambrosius scores the fight 29:29
Judge Nard Betker scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... George Pedro!
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RATING
68%

 

Event: ITFL 9.1     
Date:   Aug 24, 2016

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between George Pedro and Malik Al-Khaldi. Malik Al-Khaldi acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

176 cm
28
202 lbs
23 - 8 - 2
182 cm
27
197 lbs
17 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Bullet Proof System



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Malik Al-Khaldi!
The judges for this bout are Saam Ante, Albert Achterberg and Radbod Blank.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pedro digs a good body shot into Al-Khaldi's ribs.
Al-Khaldi takes a swing at Pedro's ribcage but misses.
Pedro misses with a head kick.
Al-Khaldi wants to land a leg kick but Pedro is out of range.
Pedro scores with a decent looking hook.
Al-Khaldi looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Al-Khaldi looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Pedro is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Al-Khaldi.
Pedro is looking to clinch.
A nice inside leg kick there by Pedro. That's going to slow Al-Khaldi down.
Al-Khaldi fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Pedro.
Al-Khaldi throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Al-Khaldi throws a half hearted mid kick.
Al-Khaldi avoids the head kick by Pedro.
Pedro swings for the body but Al-Khaldi moves out of range.
Al-Khaldi cracks Pedro with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Pedro lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!

It looks like Malik Al-Khaldi has been cut.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Pedro misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi lands with a kick to the ribs.
Al-Khaldi throws a series of punches but Pedro moves out of range.
Nice jab there from Al-Khaldi.
George Pedro seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro throws a solid leg kick but Al-Khaldi takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Pedro.
Pedro throws a head kick but Al-Khaldi moves out of range.
Al-Khaldi appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Al-Khaldi blocks the body kick.
Pedro blocks a jab.
Pedro wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Al-Khaldi lunges at Pedro with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Pedro's hand.
Al-Khaldi swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Pedro throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Donk. Al-Khaldi catches Pedro right on the button with a cross.
Pedro steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Al-Khaldi.
Pedro pivots, looking for a leg kick but Al-Khaldi is out of range and Pedro settles back down.
Al-Khaldi is looking to chop away at Pedro's legs.
Al-Khaldi fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Pedro manages to avoid it.
Pedro swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Al-Khaldi keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Pedro.
The fight stays on the outside here - Pedro looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Al-Khaldi throws a series of punches but Pedro moves out of range.

Pedro closes the distance and clinches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro scores with a nice hook to the head.
Al-Khaldi misses with a punch to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Al-Khaldi lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Pedro blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Al-Khaldi struggles to land a body shot inside as Pedro controls his hands.
Pedro lands with a left to the head.
Good body shot from Al-Khaldi.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Pedro.
Al-Khaldi struggles to land a body shot inside as Pedro controls his hands.
Al-Khaldi scores with a shot to the side of Pedro's head.
Pedro tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Pedro goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Pedro lands a shoulder strike.
Al-Khaldi misses with a punch to the body.
Pedro presses Al-Khaldi against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Pedro lands an uppercut.
Al-Khaldi tries to throw a body punch but Pedro avoids it by throwing Al-Khaldi back against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Al-Khaldi will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Pedro up against the cage.
Al-Khaldi blocking some punches.
Pedro lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Al-Khaldi backwards.
Al-Khaldi is trying to force a seperation but Pedro has the dominant position.
Al-Khaldi blocks an uppercut.
Pedro throws a head punch that misses.
Al-Khaldi scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Pedro working aggressively here.
Al-Khaldi can't find room to land a body shot as Pedro controls the action.
Al-Khaldi is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Pedro is keeping busy.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Al-Khaldi.
A nice right hand lands inside from Al-Khaldi.

Al-Khaldi breaks the clinch.
Pedro checks a leg kick.
Pedro pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Al-Khaldi throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

Pedro fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Al-Khaldi, pushing him back against the cage.
Pedro lands a shoulder strike.
Pedro lands a right hand.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Al-Khaldi throws a head punch that misses.
Good body shot from Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi blocks a body shot from Pedro.
Al-Khaldi pushes Pedro back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Pedro.
Al-Khaldi lands a shot to the body.
Al-Khaldi misses with a short punch on the inside.
Al-Khaldi tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Pedro works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Al-Khaldi misses with a short punch on the inside.
Pedro has Al-Khaldi pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Al-Khaldi manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.

Pedro gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Al-Khaldi wants to stand and escape but Pedro is having none of it.
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 George Pedro will probably get the nod.
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 lands with an uppercut that bounces Pedro off the cage and back into range.

Al-Khaldi takes the fight into the clinch.
Al-Khaldi tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A head punch on the inside from Al-Khaldi fails to land.
Pedro has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Al-Khaldi after a bit of a struggle.
Al-Khaldi lands a hook that snaps the head of Pedro backwards.
George Pedro has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Al-Khaldi lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Pedro misses with the head strike.
Al-Khaldi's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Al-Khaldi lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Al-Khaldi working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Al-Khaldi can't find room to land a body shot as Pedro controls the action.
Pedro misses with a hook to the ribs.
Al-Khaldi lands a right hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Pedro has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Al-Khaldi clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Pedro is throwing shots to the body but Al-Khaldi manages to wriggle free. Pedro pounces on him again and ends up in Al-Khaldi's guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro working some strikes from top position.
Pedro with a nice head shot there.
Pedro has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Pedro wants to pass the guard but Al-Khaldi is keeping the position.
Pedro wants to control from the top but Al-Khaldi keeps moving.
Al-Khaldi wants to stand but Pedro is controlling the position.
Pedro throwing strikes but missing.
Pedro controls from within his opponent's guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Pedro in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Pedro sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Pedro with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Al-Khaldi wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Pedro wants to control from the top but Al-Khaldi keeps moving.
Pedro is looking to work some ground and pound but Al-Khaldi has wrist control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro throwing strikes from guard but Al-Khaldi blocks nicely.
Pedro wants to control from the top but Al-Khaldi keeps moving.
Pedro 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 decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Pedro has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Pedro there as he acknowledges the shot.
Al-Khaldi is looking to slow Pedro down with leg kicks.
Pedro swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Pedro tries to close the distance and clinch up but Al-Khaldi swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Pedro fails with an attempt to clinch.

Pedro closes the distance and clinches.
Al-Khaldi throws a head punch that misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro blocks an uppercut.
Pedro throws a head punch that misses.
Pedro tries for a takedown. No joy.
Al-Khaldi working some nice short punches in the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Pedro.
Pedro blocks an uppercut.

Al-Khaldi breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Al-Khaldi bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Pedro's head.
Al-Khaldi moves away from the strike by Pedro.
Pedro misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Al-Khaldi throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Pedro tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Al-Khaldi rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Pedro moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Pedro throws a shot from downtown. Al-Khaldi moves away and avoids it.
Pedro tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Al-Khaldi manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Malik Al-Khaldi showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Malik Al-Khaldi's cut.
That's time! Pedro's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Al-Khaldi avoids a kick to the body.

Pedro clinches.
A head punch on the inside from Al-Khaldi fails to land.
Al-Khaldi misses with a punch to the body.
Pedro blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Pedro gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Al-Khaldi regains guard.
Pedro is looking to work some ground and pound but Al-Khaldi has wrist control.
Pedro throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Pedro working some strikes from top position.

Al-Khaldi has managed to wall walk up one of the corner posts to get back to his feet. Pedro is pushing him up against the cage, looking to control the position.
Al-Khaldi lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Pedro backwards.

Al-Khaldi breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Al-Khaldi keeps the fight on the outside.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Pedro checks a leg kick.
Sloppy strikes from Al-Khaldi. Those never looked like landing.
Pedro tries to clinch but Al-Khaldi moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Al-Khaldi finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
As Al-Khaldi tries to get set, Pedro tries to push him back and clinch up but Al-Khaldi manages to avoid the attempt.
Pedro with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Pedro blocks the body kick.
Al-Khaldi lands a nice shot that snaps Pedro's head back.
Malik Al-Khaldi seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Al-Khaldi misses with a leg kick.
Al-Khaldi lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Pedro circles away quickly and effectively.
Al-Khaldi throws out a loose jab but Pedro uses good head movement to avoid it.
Pedro wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Al-Khaldi lands a jab.
Al-Khaldi throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Pedro is looking to counter the offense by Al-Khaldi and move into the clinch.
Al-Khaldi checks a leg kick.
Good shot there by Pedro.
Al-Khaldi avoids a kick to the body.
Pedro misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
A head kick misses from Pedro.
An inside leg kick from Al-Khaldi misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro throws out a powerful jab.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A slapping leg kick lands for Al-Khaldi.
Pedro waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Al-Khaldi.
Al-Khaldi lands a nice leg kick that just misses Pedro's sensitive parts.
Pedro throws a leg kick that is checked
and Al-Khaldi counters with a straight right hand.
Pedro throws a low kick but Al-Khaldi avoids it.
Al-Khaldi throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Pedro stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Al-Khaldi uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Pedro.
Pedro keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Al-Khaldi avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Pedro throws a head kick that misses.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Pedro checks a leg kick.
Pedro throws a lazy right hand but Al-Khaldi sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Al-Khaldi lands a jab to Pedro's midsection.
Pedro throws a leg kick but Al-Khaldi checks it.
Pedro throws a body punch but Al-Khaldi moves out of range.
As Pedro backs off Al-Khaldi throws a huge counter combo but Pedro manages to avoid it all.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Al-Khaldi throws a head kick but Pedro moves out of range.
Pedro throws a half hearted mid kick.
Al-Khaldi throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Pedro lets loose with a powerful body kick. Al-Khaldi will feel that in the morning.
Pedro takes a swing at Al-Khaldi's ribcage but misses.
Pedro lands a nice leg kick that just misses Al-Khaldi's sensitive parts.
A head kick misses from Al-Khaldi.
As Al-Khaldi tries to get set, Pedro tries to push him back and clinch up but Al-Khaldi manages to avoid the attempt.
Al-Khaldi keeps Pedro at a distance using the push kick.
Pedro scores with a kick to the body.
Al-Khaldi throws a low kick but Pedro moves out of range easily.
Pedro misses with a body shot.
Al-Khaldi comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Al-Khaldi misses with a wild body shot.
Pedro throws a lazy right hand but Al-Khaldi sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
A swing and a miss from Pedro.
Al-Khaldi flicks out a counter leg kick but Pedro steps away.
Al-Khaldi turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Pedro chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Al-Khaldi can pounce on him.
Pedro scores with a leg kick.
Pedro lands a nice leg kick that just misses Al-Khaldi's sensitive parts.
Nice defenses there by Al-Khaldi.
Pedro is looking to clinch.
Pedro throws a leg kick but Al-Khaldi sees it coming and moves out of range.
Pedro swings for the body but Al-Khaldi moves out of range.
Al-Khaldi with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Al-Khaldi throws a sloppy head kick and Pedro moves out of range easily.
Pedro throws a half hearted mid kick.
Al-Khaldi tries to counter with a clinch but Pedro shakes him off and moves away.
Pedro lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Al-Khaldi uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Pedro.
Al-Khaldi throws a half hearted mid kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Pedro misses the target.
Al-Khaldi is looking to chop away at Pedro's legs.
Pedro misses with a double jab
and Al-Khaldi counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Saam Ante scores the fight 28:29
Judge Albert Achterberg scores the fight 28:30
Judge Radbod Blank scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Malik Al-Khaldi!

During a confident post fight interview, Malik Al-Khaldi thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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FIGHT
RATING
65%

 

Event: ITFL 8.2     
Date:   Aug 10, 2016

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Alpa Chino and George Pedro. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

184 cm
24
209 lbs
5 - 6 - 0
176 cm
28
202 lbs
22 - 8 - 2
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

Museum of Monsters & Madmen

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Alpa Chino!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
The judges for this bout are James Glass, Andrew Berry and Colin Fotheringham.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pedro tries to score with a low kick but Chino moves his leg out of the way.
Pedro tries to clinch but Chino moves out of range.
Pedro throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Chino counters with a stiff right hand.
Pedro fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Chino manages to avoid it.

Pedro has taken the fight to the clinch.
Chino doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Chino lands a body shot in the clinch.
Chino misses with a body punch.
Pedro lands a hook to the side of the head.
Pedro misses with some punches.
Chino misses with a hook to the ribs.
Pedro swings away with an uppercut that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro lands with a light punch inside.
Pedro swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Chino looking to slow down the pace here.
Chino digs a right hand into Pedro's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Pedro's gas tank.

Pedro gets a nice trip takedown into half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro is trying to control. Chino wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Pedro works his way into full mount!
Pedro controlling his opponent.
Chino knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Pedro on the ground.
Pedro looking to control but Chino is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Pedro fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!
You get the feeling that Chino really doesn't like being in this position too much.
Pedro misses with a head shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro thowing shots but they're missing.
Chino wants to use the cage to get back to his feet here.
Chino is squirming around, avoiding Pedro's attempts to control the action.
Pedro looking to ground and pound but Chino is blocking nicely.
Poor strikes thrown by Pedro there. More accuracy and less frantic strikes would help!
Pedro has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Pedro looking to control but Chino is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
The referee warns Chino that he has to improve his position here as he takes two more clean shots to the head.
Pedro content just to control the position here.
Chino wants to use the cage to get back to his feet here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.
Pedro lands a heavy elbow.
Pedro connects with a couple of good shots from mount.
Pedro landing shots from mount.
Pedro controlling the pace for now.
Pedro lands a nice shot to the head.
Pedro working Chino over with strikes here.
Pedro misses with a head shot.
Pedro thuds his fist into the canvas! Oooouch!
Pedro controlling the pace for now.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Chino is looking to escape.
Pedro putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!
Chino's corner are shouting for him to stand up but that's bad cornering - how is he meant to stand up when he's mounted? He should be looking to improve his position on the ground before trying to stand back up.
Pedro looking to control but Chino is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Chino really wants to buck Pedro off and get back to his feet.
Pedro tucks in and makes sure he doesn't lose the dominant position.
You get the feeling that Chino really doesn't like being in this position too much.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

George Pedro 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.


The fighters circling - Pedro throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Pedro tries a low kick but Chino avoids it.
Pedro has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Pedro throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
That kick from Pedro tenderised Chino's leg. Chino is trying to keep his angry face on.

Pedro rushes Chino and presses him up against the cage.
Chino is working Pedro over against the cage.
Chino can't find room to land a body shot as Pedro controls the action.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Pedro.
Pedro takes a shot to the head.
Chino tries a body shot but Pedro blocks it.
A short uppercut from Pedro.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Chino lands a body shot in the clinch.
Chino misses with a body punch.
Pedro misses with a hook to the ribs.
A short body shot lands from Pedro as the two fighters clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Chino fails to land.
Chino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Chino swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Chino can't find room to land a body shot as Pedro controls the action.
George Pedro seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Pedro softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Chino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A head punch on the inside from Pedro fails to land.
Chino can't find room to land a body shot as Pedro controls the action.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Chino.
Chino takes a shot to the head.
Pedro misses with a hook from the clinch.
Still in the clinch, Chino scores with a nice short uppercut.
Chino tries to work over Pedro's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Pedro blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Chino displaying some good clinch control by pressing Pedro up against the cage.
Pedro lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Chino misses with a short punch on the inside.
A short uppercut from Pedro.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Chino swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Chino looking to stall.
Chino is trying to stall.
Chino tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Chino misses with the head strike.
Chino tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Pedro blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Chino softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
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!
Pedro works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
A nice right hand lands inside from Chino.
Chino tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Pedro fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Chino misses with the head strike.
Chino misses with a punch on the inside.

Pedro is trying to trip Chino. He has hold of a leg but Chino is hopping around, keeping his balance for the moment. Pedro persists though and gets the takedown into guard.
Pedro lands a couple of elbows.
Pedro stands and throws Chino's legs to the side, diving into side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro trying to control the position but Chino is working away.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pedro working the ground and pound but Chino is defending the strikes.
Pedro tries to move into full mount but can't pass Chino's legs.
Pedro lands a few punches from side control.
Pedro working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Pedro lands an elbow.
The referee tells the fighters to keep busy.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Chino defending against the ground and pound.
Chino is trying to escape and get back to his feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro scores with punches from side control.
Check out the look on Pedro's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!
Chino on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
An elbow from Pedro crashes against the mat.
Pedro trying to control the position but Chino is working away.
Chino parries the strikes from Pedro easily there. Pedro is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Chino to escape.
Pedro wants to lay and pray for a moment but Chino keeps working.
George Pedro has got the better of the ground game so far.
Chino is working to avoid the ground and pound but Pedro connects with a decent elbow.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

George Pedro 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! So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


Pedro scores with the left hand. Chino knows he should have avoided that one.
Pedro throws a left and a right that both miss
and Chino counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Pedro lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Pedro misses with an uppercut.
Pedro tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Chino paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Pedro missing with a left hand there. Chino was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Pedro misses with a wild body shot.
Pedro misses with a straight left.
Chino quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Pedro misses with a low kick.
Chino is looking to counter punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro missing with a left hand there. Chino was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Pedro scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Pedro pivots, looking for a leg kick but Chino is out of range and Pedro settles back down.
Pedro jabs at Chino's body.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Chino gets tackled into the cage by Pedro. Pedro maintains the clinch.
Pedro lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Chino swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Pedro is really struggling to land any decent head shots against his taller opponent.
Pedro throws a head punch that misses.
Chino tries to work over Pedro's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Chino looking to stall.
Pedro fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Pedro blocks an uppercut.
Chino looking to slow down the pace here.
Chino goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Chino misses with a hook from the clinch.
Chino lands a hook to the side of the head.
Chino scores with a shot to the side of Pedro's head.
Pedro prevents a body shot from Chino.
Chino tries to work over Pedro's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro lands with a left to the head.
Chino tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Pedro's elbow.

Pedro lands a takedown into 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!
Pedro postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Chino utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Pedro looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
Chino can't keep his opponent in guard - Pedro advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Chino blocking the ground and pound attempt from Pedro.
Pedro throwing shots but Chino is blocking nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro working the head and body with strikes.
Pedro looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Pedro is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Pedro is figuring out what he wants to do next.
Alpa Chino has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Pedro sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Chino defending well though.
Chino is not content to let Pedro control the position.
Pedro trying to control from Chino's half guard. Chino has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
Pedro wants to control from the top but Chino keeps moving.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Chino utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Pedro missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Pedro trying to control but Chino is working from the bottom.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Pedro scores with a nice strike.
Pedro fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Chino moves forwards but Pedro connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Chino takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.

Pedro gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Chino lands a shoulder strike.

And that's the end of the fight!
George Pedro comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Pedro 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 James Glass scores the fight 27:30
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 27:30
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... George Pedro!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
47%

 

Event: ITFL 7.1     
Date:   Jul 27, 2016

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Kabal Labak and George Pedro. Kabal Labak had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

180 cm
27
198 lbs
15 - 11 - 1
176 cm
28
202 lbs
21 - 8 - 2
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Kabal Labak!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
The judges for this bout are Saam Ante, Nard Betker and Aafke Stam.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pedro tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Labak manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Labak appears to be looking for a big counter.
Labak motions for Pedro to come forward. Labak throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Labak cracks a nice hook into Pedro's ribs.
Labak slips a jab from Pedro.
Pedro stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
George Pedro seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A low kick from Pedro is predictable there
and Labak counters with a left and a right that stings Pedro.
Pedro fails to land with a series of punches.

Pedro gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Labak trying to control but Pedro is working from the bottom.
Labak is fighting to break Pedro's control of his arms but Pedro is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Pedro tries to land a sweep but no joy.
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!
Labak trying to control but Pedro is working from the bottom.
Pedro pulls Labak in to control the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Labak throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Labak is fighting to break Pedro's control of his arms but Pedro is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Labak working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Labak trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Pedro manages to land a sweep and now he's on top!

Labak wants to hit a switch here but Pedro passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Labak there!
Pedro content just to control the position here.
Pedro can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Labak is looking to escape.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Labak is in a horrible position here. Pedro smacks him with another shot as he tries to escape the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Labak keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Pedro avoids the attempt from Labak to control.
Labak sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
Labak is looking for a sweep. Pedro is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Labak wants to control but Pedro is keeping busy.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Pedro in particular looking to stall.
Labak wants to control but Pedro is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Labak wants to improve his position but Pedro is controlling well.
Labak is working hard here to advance position.

Labak actively working from the bottom here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Labak is looking for a sweep. Pedro is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Labak is concentrating on defense, preventing Pedro from advancing position.
Labak trying to hold on to Pedro's head to control him but Pedro postures up.
Labak is looking for a sweep. Pedro is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Labak has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Pedro is working away from the top position though.
Pedro slips a nice elbow through Labak's hands, connecting with Labak's forehead.
Labak is looking to control Pedro's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Labak avoid being mounted?
Labak is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Pedro scores with a couple of nice shots.
Pedro working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Pedro prevents Labak from improving his position.
Pedro wants to pass to mount but Labak is defending the position.
Pedro is trying to control. Labak wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Labak looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Pedro is nestled in close to Labak, controlling him well. He's worked in a nice elbow to the side of the head as well, for good measure.
Pedro is looking to take a break and control but Labak is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Pedro slips a nice elbow through Labak's hands, connecting with Labak's forehead.
Labak tries to roll over but Pedro keeps him under control.
Labak is trying to defend against the ground and pound but Pedro scores with a couple of nice shots.

It looks like Kabal Labak has been cut.
Labak is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Pedro connects with a nice short shot to Labak's temple.
Labak regains full guard. Nicely done.
Pedro wants to control from the top but Labak keeps moving.
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.
The cut man is working on Kabal Labak's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Pedro takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.

Labak closes the distance and clinches.
Pedro tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Labak misses with a body punch.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Pedro keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Labak's efforts to push away.
Labak misses with a hook from the clinch.
Pedro misses with a punch on the inside.
Labak lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Pedro creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Labak scores with a shoulder strike.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Labak tries to pull guard but Pedro forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Labak.
Pedro can't find room to land a body shot as Labak controls the action.
I was talking to Labak's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Pedro.
Pedro tries to throw a body punch but Labak avoids it by throwing Pedro back against the cage.
Labak has Pedro pushed against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro gets underhooks to prevent Labak's takedown attempt.
A left hand lands to the body for Pedro.
Labak is looking to take this one to the mat.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Kabal Labak. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Labak tries to stall but Pedro uses the opportunity to gain a better position.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Pedro.
A short right from Pedro on the inside.
Pedro lands a shot to the body.
Pedro misses with a punch on the inside.
Labak working hard to break the clinch.
Labak taking a breather.
Labak blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Labak has Pedro pressed up against the cage. He's trying to work for a single leg takedown. Labak pulls back from the cage and twists to the side, sending Pedro tumbling to the mat - Labak dives into Pedro's guard.
Labak sitting in guard here, content to control.
Labak wants to control from the top but Pedro keeps moving.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Labak throws a big right hand that misses.
Pedro preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Pedro has momentary wrist control but Labak slips an elbow through the middle.
Labak is looking to work some ground and pound but Pedro has wrist control.
Pedro tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Labak stands up over Pedro, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Pedro pulls Labak in to control the position.
Labak trying to control but Pedro is working from the bottom.
Pedro controls Labak momentarily but Labak frees himself.
Labak postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Pedro is on top in guard.


That's three minutes gone in the round.
Labak keeping moving, preventing Pedro from controlling successfully.
Pedro throwing strikes but missing.
Pedro controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Pedro trying to control the position from guard on top but Labak is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Pedro passes Labak's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Labak is looking to improve his position.
Pedro with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.
Pedro tries to pass the half guard into mount. Labak knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Labak is in trouble now - Pedro has advanced to mount!
Labak really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Pedro trying to control but Labak is having none of it.
Labak in a bad spot here, taking shots to the head.
Pedro fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!

Kabal Labak's cut is getting worse.
Labak really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Pedro controlling the position easily from mount.
Labak is trying to escape the mount.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

George Pedro showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Kabal Labak's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


The crowd cheers as Labak lands an impressive looking overhand right. Pedro doesn't seem phased though.
Labak throws a leg kick that misses.

Pedro tries to keep at a distance but Labak has taken the fight into the clinch.
Labak pushes Pedro back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Pedro misses with a short punch on the inside.
Pedro blocking some punches.

Labak pulls guard.
George Pedro has got the better of the ground game so far.
Pedro working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Pedro trying to control the position from guard on top but Labak is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Labak is trying to keep Pedro in close.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro lands a couple of digs.
Pedro landing with the ground and pound.
Pedro with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Labak had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Pedro defends it easily.
Pedro wants to pass the guard but Labak is keeping the position.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Pedro's corner. There ya go! There ya go!

Labak is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Pedro defends well.
Pedro working some strikes from top position.
Pedro working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Labak controls Pedro momentarily but Pedro frees himself.
Pedro wants to control from the top but Labak keeps moving.
Pedro pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Labak is keeping the position for now.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Pedro chips away with some ground and pound.
Pedro trying to control but Labak is working from the bottom.

Labak is looking for a triangle but Pedro pushes his legs off easily.
Labak keeping moving, preventing Pedro from controlling successfully.

Labak looking for a guillotine here but Pedro defends easily.
Pedro looking to sit in guard and control but Labak gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Labak is fighting to break Pedro's control of his arms but Pedro is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Kabal Labak has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Labak trying to control but Pedro is working from the bottom.
Pedro wants to sweep here but Labak controlling him for the moment.
Pedro trying to keep a closed guard but Labak is proving a slippery customer.
Labak working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Labak looking to sit in guard and control but Pedro gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.


Pedro got a little sloppy there for a moment and Labak has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Pedro has managed to get both his arms back between Labak's legs - danger averted.
Pedro stands up over Labak, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

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

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

Labak is looking for a triangle but Pedro pushes his legs off easily.
Pedro trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Pedro looking to sit in guard and control but Labak gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Labak wants to control from the top but Pedro keeps moving.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Pedro avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Labak pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Pedro is keeping the position for now.
Labak postures up.

And that's the end of the fight!
Kabal Labak showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Pedro has won this one but let's see whether the judges agree with me. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Saam Ante scores the fight 28:29
Judge Nard Betker scores the fight 28:29
Judge Aafke Stam scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... George Pedro!
S C
A
G S C
B
G S C G energy
A | B
hype
A | B
pop
A | B
mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
35%

 

Event: ITFL 6.1     
Date:   Jul 13, 2016

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between George Pedro and Liam McGuiness. McGuiness comes into a darkened arena with his song building. The Boys are Back by Dropkick Murphys kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

176 cm
27
202 lbs
20 - 8 - 2
182 cm
27
209 lbs
22 - 18 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Purple Belt
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Sully's Bar & Grill



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 18 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Liam McGuiness!
The judges for this bout are Wagner Zegers, Paul Aken and Saam Ante.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
McGuiness takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Pedro misses with a kick to the body.
McGuiness swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
A jab from Pedro finds it's way through McGuiness's defenses.
Nice uppercut lands for Pedro. That snapped McGuiness's head back.
McGuiness keeps the fight on the outside.
McGuiness circles away from the clinch attempt
and McGuiness counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from McGuiness.
McGuiness walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro is looking to take this fight into the clinch.

Pedro fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with McGuiness, pushing him back against the cage.
Stalling in the clinch from McGuiness.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro lands with a short punch from the clinch.
We've been informed that McGuiness 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.
McGuiness throws a head punch that misses.

McGuiness escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
McGuiness waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Pedro.
George Pedro seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Pedro rushes McGuiness and presses him up against the cage.
Pedro misses with a punch on the inside.
Pedro is working for takedown but McGuiness is calmly controlling the position for now.
Pedro is working McGuiness over against the cage.
Pedro tried to land a shot to the body but connects with McGuiness's elbow.
Pedro misses with a punch to the body.
McGuiness tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Pedro's elbow.
McGuiness stalling in the clinch but Pedro improves position.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Pedro misses with a punch on the inside.
McGuiness is trying to push Pedro away but Pedro has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro misses with a hook from the clinch.
McGuiness blocks an uppercut.
McGuiness doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Pedro misses with some punches.
McGuiness scores with a shot to the side of Pedro's head.
McGuiness tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Pedro lands with a right to the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by McGuiness.
Pedro takes a shot to the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Pedro has hold of one of McGuiness's legs. McGuiness is fighting the takedown attempt but Pedro gets the trip and lands the takedown into guard.
Pedro trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Pedro stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. McGuiness swivels though and keeps the full guard.
McGuiness utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
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.
Pedro throwing strikes but missing.
Pedro pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. McGuiness is keeping the position for now.
Pedro missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
McGuiness being controlled here, momentarily.
McGuiness keeping moving, preventing Pedro from controlling successfully.
McGuiness wants to sweep but no luck.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Pedro with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Pedro engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
Pedro trying to control but McGuiness is working from the bottom.
Pedro forces his way into half guard.
Pedro misses with a head shot. McGuiness uses the momentum to regain guard.
McGuiness pulls Pedro in close to prevent any damage.
Pedro looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Pedro clinches up with McGuiness and pushes him back against the cage.
McGuiness blocks a body shot from Pedro.
A head punch on the inside from Pedro fails to land.
McGuiness prevents a body shot from Pedro.
A right hook to the body lands for McGuiness.
Pedro lands on the inside with an uppercut.

Pedro has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed McGuiness clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
McGuiness is in a world of trouble here. He's outmatched on the ground here and he'd better get Pedro off his back sharpish unless he wants to be submitted.
Pedro punches the canvas rather than the man.
Pedro is controlling his opponent, waiting for an opportunity to finish.
Pedro misses with a punch to the head.
Pedro is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that McGuiness can do to turn this around?

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro softening up his opponent with strikes here.
Pedro looking to soften up his opponent with punches.
Pedro misses with punches from the back.
Pedro has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Pedro missing with strikes.
George Pedro overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
McGuiness is trapped and Pedro is scoring with shots to the head and body.
McGuiness covering up well under a barage of strikes.
Pedro missing with strikes.
Pedro is throwing strikes from the back here. Oh that last one was to the back of the head. Pedro gets a warning from the referee. He throws another strike to the back of the head straight away though and the referee has seen enough. He breaks up the two fighters and stands them back up. Pedro gets a real talking to here and is lucky not to get a point deducted. Pedro apologises and we restart here on the feet.
Pedro lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
A solid leg kick lands there for Pedro.
Pedro lands with a good body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro doesn't manage to clinch there - McGuiness circles away.
McGuiness shapes to counter with a head kick.
Pedro scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
It looks like Pedro has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Pedro 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.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Pedro gets off balance looking for a body kick
and McGuiness counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Pedro uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before McGuiness has time to react.
Pedro swings and misses with a hook to the body.
McGuiness fakes the leg kick and cracks Pedro in the body.
Pedro misses with a kick to the body.
McGuiness swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
McGuiness checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Pedro tries to clinch there but McGuiness circles away.
McGuiness checks a low kick from Pedro.
Pedro swings away with a body shot that misses
and McGuiness counters with a nice uppercut.
The fight stays on the outside here - Pedro looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
McGuiness appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and McGuiness counters with a stiff right hand.
Pedro misses with a body punch
and McGuiness counters with a nice uppercut.
Pedro misses with a low kick as McGuiness jumps back.
Pedro 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.
Pedro fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Pedro pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Decent striking displayed by McGuiness there.

McGuiness tries to keep at a distance but Pedro has taken the fight into the clinch.
McGuiness doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
George Pedro has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Pedro misses with the head strike.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by McGuiness.
McGuiness misses with a hook to the ribs.
Pedro throws a head punch that misses.
Pedro keeps the fight in the clinch, despite McGuiness's efforts to push away.
Pedro lands with a left to the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A head punch blocked on the inside by McGuiness.
McGuiness tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Pedro struggles to land a body shot inside as McGuiness controls his hands.
McGuiness is stalling here. The referee will be looking to step in if he doesn't pick up the pace.
McGuiness struggles to land a body shot inside as Pedro controls his hands.
McGuiness blocking some punches.
Pedro misses with some punches.
McGuiness working aggressively here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

George Pedro dominated that second round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


McGuiness doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Pedro uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from McGuiness.
Pedro is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from McGuiness.
Pedro scores with a head kick. McGuiness tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Pedro fails in his attempt to clinch.
Pedro throws a right hand that misses
and McGuiness counters with a three punch combo that has Pedro backing up. Pedro nods at McGuiness to acknowledge the strikes.
McGuiness slips a straight right by Pedro.
Pedro doesn't manage to clinch there - McGuiness circles away.
A big right from Pedro misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pedro tries to clinch up but McGuiness circles away and keeps his distance.
Pedro lands a slapping body shot.
McGuiness circles away from the clinch attempt
and Pedro takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt McGuiness.
Pedro connects with a right hand. McGuiness shakes it off.

Pedro instigates a clinch.
A hook to the body from McGuiness.
Pedro tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
McGuiness can't find room to land a body shot as Pedro controls the action.
Pedro throws a punch but it's blocked by McGuiness.
Pedro tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
McGuiness struggles to land a body shot inside as Pedro controls his hands.
Pedro has a couple of punches blocked by McGuiness.
Pedro misses with a hook to the ribs.
McGuiness can't find room to land a body shot as Pedro controls the action.

McGuiness escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Pedro works McGuiness's body with a nice hook.
Liam McGuiness has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Pedro ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Pedro bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A jab from Pedro does it's job there.
Pedro fails with an attempt to clinch.
McGuiness looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Nice jab there from Pedro.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Pedro moves in looking to clinch but McGuiness pushes him off.
The fight stays on the outside here - Pedro looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
McGuiness swats away the attempt to clinch by Pedro.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro lands a body shot.
Pedro lands with an overhand left.
George Pedro is winning the standup battle so far.
Pedro looks to clinch
and McGuiness counters with a stiff right hand.
Pedro stuns McGuiness with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Pedro scores with a shot to the body.
Pedro tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
As Pedro backs off McGuiness throws a huge counter combo but Pedro manages to avoid it all.
Pedro misses the shot to the body.
Pedro connects with a good right hand that stumbles McGuiness. McGuiness circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Pedro swinging wildly here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro lands with a straight right. McGuiness didn't see that one coming.

Pedro rushes McGuiness and presses him up against the cage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Pedro blocks a body shot from McGuiness.
McGuiness tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Pedro lands a body shot in the clinch.
A shot in the inside from McGuiness.
McGuiness blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Pedro goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
McGuiness wants to break the clinch but can't.
Pedro blocks a body shot from McGuiness.
Pedro pushes McGuiness back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Pedro working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Pedro is leaning against McGuiness and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Wagner Zegers scores the fight 30:27
Judge Paul Aken scores the fight 30:27
Judge Saam Ante scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... George Pedro!
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FIGHT
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Event: ITFL 5.1     
Date:   Jun 29, 2016

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between George Pedro and Jermaine Wright. This should be a great matchup!

176 cm
27
202 lbs
20 - 7 - 2
188 cm
26
204 lbs
19 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Jermaine Wright!
The judges for this bout are Patrick Alders, Paul Aken and Nard Betker.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pedro lands a nice looking body shot.
Wright lands a head kick. Pedro smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Pedro moves in looking to clinch but Wright pushes him off.
Pedro has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Wright.
The fight stays on the outside here - Pedro looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Wright swats away the attempt to clinch by Pedro.
Wright takes one to the chin there.
Pedro connects with a single shot there.
Pedro digs a good hook to Wright's body.
Wright slips a jab from Pedro.
George Pedro seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Wright looks for the body kick but Pedro saw that one coming.
Wright throws a feint and then finishes with a kick 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!
Pedro slips under a jab.
Wright scores with a leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Pedro. Wright does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro tries a head kick but it misses.
A lazy left from Wright finds it's target.
Pedro falls off balance throwing a combination
and Wright counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Both fighters circling a little - Wright finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Pedro throws a body punch but Wright moves out of range.
Wright scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Wright, as that shot connected.
Pedro fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Pedro tries to close the distance and clinch up but Wright swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Wright was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Pedro throws a predictable looking body shot
letting Wright counter with a right hand.
Pedro shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Pedro rushes Wright and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Pedro throws a punch but it's blocked by Wright.
Pedro tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Wright pushes Pedro back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Pedro misses with a punch on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Wright breaks the clinch.
Wright has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Wright misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Wright throws a front kick that sends Pedro stumbling back into the cage.
Pedro gets cracked there but stands up to it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Pedro. Wright does a little dance to reset his feet.
Pedro keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Wright.
Pedro throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Pedro keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Wright throws a body punch but Pedro moves out of range.
As Wright tries to get set, Pedro tries to push him back and clinch up but Wright manages to avoid the attempt.
Wright lands a really nice looking cross but Pedro seems unphased.
Pedro throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Wright keeps Pedro at a distance using the push kick.
Wright throws a body kick that misses.
Pedro jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Pedro, as that shot connected.
Pedro misses with a lunging right hand
and Wright counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Pedro throws a leg kick but Wright sees it coming and checks it nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Pedro rushes Wright and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.

Wright escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Pedro throws a lazy uppercut
and Wright counters with a solid body kick.
Pedro is breathing heavily.
Pedro uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Wright.
Pedro steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Wright.
Wright lands with a nice body kick.
Pedro misses with a hook. Wright ducked under it nicely.
Wright cracks Pedro with a good jab.
Pedro tries to clinch up but Wright circles away and keeps his distance.
Wright goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Pedro throws a body punch but Wright moves out of range.
Pedro looks for the body kick but Wright saw that one coming.
Wright is using his reach advantage to land shots from outside his opponent's range.
Wright tries to score with a low kick but Pedro moves his leg out of the way.
Pedro throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Pedro looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Pedro is looking to take this fight into the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Wright.
Pedro throws a wild body kick that Wright sees coming a mile off.
A countering left hand to the body from Wright misses.
Wright has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Wright lands a front kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Pedro tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wright was well out of range. Poor timing from Pedro.
Wright moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Wright throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Wright fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Pedro closes the distance looking to clinch
and Wright makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Wright tries to land a front kick but Pedro steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Pedro swings widly with a right hand
and Wright counters with a good low kick that Pedro was not able to check.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Wright thows a body kick. Pedro tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Wright misses with a kick to the body.
Wright lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jermaine Wright 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.


Wright displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Pedro throws out the jab.
Wright has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A jab lands there for Wright.
Pedro misses with an uppercut.
Wright keeps the fight on the outside.
Pedro backing away here, and Wright unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Nice shot by Pedro.
Pedro throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Wright stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
A telegraphed right hand from Wright misses the target.
Wright scores with a jab to the body.
Wright connects with a solid leg kick.
Wright lands with a nice body kick.
Wright has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Pedro.
Wright throws a head kick that misses.
Wright throws a solid leg kick but Pedro takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Wright.
Pedro is looking to counter the offense by Wright and move into the clinch.
Wright blocks a head kick by Pedro.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Pedro fails in his attempt to clinch.
Pedro misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Wright.
Pedro backing away here, and Wright unleashes a leg kick that just misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro looks to land a right hand but Wright moved out of range.
Wright swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Wright misses with a body shot.
Wright misses with a hook. Pedro ducked under it nicely.
Wright throws a body shot but no joy.
Pedro will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Pedro tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wright was well out of range. Poor timing from Pedro.
Pedro walks into a stiff left hand from Wright.
Nice uppercut lands for Pedro. That snapped Wright's head back.
Pedro fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Wright loads up on a big right hand but Pedro slips the punch.
Wright throws out a loose jab but Pedro uses good head movement to avoid it.
Pedro lands a nice looking body kick.
Wright looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Pedro avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
The fight stays on the outside here - Pedro looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
That kick from Pedro tenderised Wright's leg. Wright is trying to keep his angry face on.
Wright fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Wright swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Pedro throws a right hand that misses
and Wright counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
A bone on bone clash there as Pedro blocks the leg kick.
Wright throws a push kick but Pedro slaps the foot to one side.
Pedro tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Wright manages to circle out of the way.
Pedro throws a sloppy head kick

and Wright counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Wright.

Wright escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Pedro throws a jab but it's blocked by Wright.

Pedro takes the fight into the clinch.
Wright tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

Wright breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Wright throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Pedro on the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wright steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Pedro.
Pedro connects with a crisp jab.
Pedro takes a swing at Wright's ribcage but misses.
A telegraphed right hand from Pedro misses the target.
Wright throws a body punch but Pedro moves out of range.
Pedro pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Wright with a hook.
Wright throws a head kick but Pedro moves out of range.
Wright throws a low kick, looking for Pedro's leg but Pedro calmly moves out of range.
Wright avoids the body shot from Pedro.
A big left from Wright misses.
Wright blocks the body kick.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Wright! But no joy.
Wright pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Wright throws a left and a right that both miss
and Pedro counters with a left to the body.
Pedro shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro misses the body punch
and Wright counters with a leg kick.
Pedro throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Wright takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Pedro ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Wright moves away.
Wright misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pedro.
Pedro lands a jab to the nose.
Pedro throws a lazy body kick
enabling Wright to counter with a crisp jab.
Wright misses with a body shot.
Pedro takes one on the button.
Pedro throws a nice head kick!
A jab from Wright misses.
Pedro is looking to counter the offense by Wright and move into the clinch.
Pedro throws a push kick but Wright slaps the foot to one side.
It seemed like Wright was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Wright slips a straight right by Pedro.
A jab from Pedro misses.

Wright tries to keep at a distance but Pedro has taken the fight into the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Pedro takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Jermaine Wright seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Wright throws a nice outside leg kick.
Wright uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Pedro.
Wright changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Pedro moves into range and connects with a jab.
Pedro tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Wright cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Pedro throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
A slapping body kick lands there for Wright.
Wright fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Wright with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Wright throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Pedro on the side of the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Wright misses with a low kick.
Wright thows a body kick. Pedro tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Nice straight punches there by Wright. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Wright.
Wright lands with a nice body kick.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Good leg kick by Wright there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Pedro takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Wright keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Pedro.
Wright connects with a nice looking jab.
Pedro blocks the body kick.
Pedro misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Wright.
Wright swings and misses with a hook to the body.
As Wright tries to get set, Pedro tries to push him back and clinch up but Wright manages to avoid the attempt.
Wright cracks Pedro with a right hand to the side of the head.
Pedro fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wright manages to avoid it.
Pedro moves out of range of the body kick.
Pedro is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Pedro walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Wright checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Wright goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
As Wright looks to move away, Pedro throws a big counter combo but Wright just gets out of the way.
Pedro looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Wright 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.
Pedro is looking to clinch.
George Pedro has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro works Wright's body with a nice hook.
Pedro uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Wright.
Pedro tries to counter by clinching up but Wright breaks away and moves out of range.
Wright lets loose with a powerful body kick. Pedro will feel that in the morning.
Wright lands with an uppercut that bounces Pedro off the cage and back into range.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Wright lands with a shot to the body.
Pedro connects with a nice looking jab.
A punch lands to the side of Pedro 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Wright tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Pedro was well out of range. Poor timing from Wright.
Wright lands a head kick. Pedro smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Pedro lands a slapping body shot.
Wright misses with a wild body shot.
Pedro tries to counter by clinching up but Wright breaks away and moves out of range.
Wright scores with the left hand. Pedro knows he should have avoided that one.
Pedro throws a predictable looking body shot
and Wright counters with a nice uppercut.
Wright misses with a kick to the body.
Pedro swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Pedro throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wright throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Pedro pivots, looking for a leg kick but Wright is out of range and Pedro settles back down.
Pedro blocks a jab.
Pedro tries to grapple but his opponent circles
and Wright counters with a slapping leg kick.
Pedro looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Good standup being displayed there by Wright as he connects with a hook.
Pedro wants to clinch
and Wright counters with a nice uppercut.
Pedro throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Wright turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Pedro connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Wright lands a nice looking body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro is looking to score with low kicks.
Wright lands the left hand.
Pedro is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Wright thows a left - swing and a miss!
Wright fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Pedro manages to avoid it.
Wright throws a shot to the body.

Pedro rushes Wright and presses him up against the cage.
Wright working hard to break the clinch.
Jermaine Wright is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
A left hand lands to the body for Wright.

Wright escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Wright swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Pedro.
Pedro takes a body punch but keeps moving.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Wright lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Pedro shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Patrick Alders scores the fight 27:30
Judge Paul Aken scores the fight 27:30
Judge Nard Betker scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Jermaine Wright!

Jermaine Wright spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.
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Event: ITFL 4.1     
Date:   Jun 15, 2016

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Thomas Rutherford and George Pedro. George Pedro has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Thomas Rutherford's chin.

187 cm
24
202 lbs
2 - 2 - 0
176 cm
27
202 lbs
19 - 7 - 2
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Thomas Rutherford!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
The judges for this bout are Radbod Blank, Patrick Alders and Paul Aken.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rutherford circles away from the clinch attempt.
Rutherford throws a jab when Pedro was well out of range.
Rutherford throws a jab but it's blocked by Pedro.
Pedro scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Rutherford connects with a nice looking jab.
Pedro tries to clinch up.
Rutherford was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Rutherford lands a nice hook to Pedro's body. Pedro takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Rutherford tries to land a front kick but Pedro steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Pedro throws a front kick that sends Rutherford stumbling back into the cage.
Pedro avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Rutherford lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Pedro fails with an attempt to clinch.
Rutherford throws a quick counter head kick but Pedro was just out of range.
Rutherford misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Pedro.
A big left from Pedro misses.
Rutherford just misses with a punch to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Pedro thumps Rutherford with a low kick.
Rutherford misses with a straight right.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Pedro! But no joy.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rutherford takes a swing at Pedro's ribcage but misses.
Pedro lands a nice hook to Rutherford's body. Rutherford takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Rutherford swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Pedro.
Pedro throws a low kick, looking for Rutherford's leg but Rutherford calmly moves out of range.
Pedro scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.

Pedro closes the distance and clinches.
Rutherford blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Pedro lands a hook to the side of the head.
Pedro tries a body shot but Rutherford blocks it.
Pedro misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rutherford.
Rutherford has a couple of punches blocked by Pedro.
A body shot lands from Pedro.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Pedro controls his hands.
Pedro tries to throw a body punch but Rutherford avoids it by throwing Pedro back against the cage.
Rutherford gets through Pedro's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford struggles to land a body shot inside as Pedro controls his hands.

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!
Still in the clinch, Pedro scores with a nice short uppercut.
Pedro lands with a right to the head.
Rutherford is trying to force a seperation but Pedro has the dominant position.
A shot in the inside from Pedro.
Pedro 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 Pedro can turn it around.
Rutherford misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rutherford prevents a body shot from Pedro.
Rutherford scores with a shoulder strike.
Pedro gets through Rutherford's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Rutherford misses with a body punch.
Rutherford throws a punch but it's blocked by Pedro.
Pedro working aggressively here.
Pedro working aggressively here.
Pedro makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.

Rutherford pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Pedro tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Rutherford throws a push kick but Pedro slaps the foot to one side.
Pedro ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Pedro tries to clinch but Rutherford is having none of it.
Pedro wants to clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rutherford keeps the fight on the outside.
Rutherford takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.

Pedro closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Pedro throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch on the inside from Rutherford fails to land.
Pedro lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Rutherford can't find room to land a body shot as Pedro controls the action.
Pedro lands with a short shot to the head.
Pedro blocking some punches.
Rutherford working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Pedro misses with a hook to the ribs.
Nice body punch from Pedro.
Rutherford blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford lands with a short shot to the head.
Pedro lands a right hand that snaps the head of Rutherford backwards.
Rutherford takes a shot to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Pedro misses with a short punch on the inside.
Pedro fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rutherford swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rutherford lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rutherford misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rutherford throws a head punch that misses.
Pedro digs a right hand underneath Rutherford's ribcage. Rutherford let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Pedro misses with a hook from the clinch.
A hook to the body from Pedro.
Rutherford lands a shoulder strike.
Rutherford lands a right hand that snaps the head of Pedro backwards.
Rutherford goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Pedro.
I was talking to Rutherford's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Pedro scores with a nice hook to the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Pedro misses with a punch to the body.
Pedro blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rutherford is working Pedro over against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Pedro fails to land.
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!


Pedro scores with a punch to the head.
Rutherford looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Rutherford takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Pedro misses with a kick to the body.
Rutherford works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Pedro throws a perfectly timed hook that sends Rutherford crashing down! Rutherford tries to stagger back to his feet but Pedro just hammers him until the ref stops the fight! A confused Rutherford asks the ref what just happened. Poor fella.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:24 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). George Pedro!
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Event: ITFL 3.2     
Date:   Jun 01, 2016

Coming up we have a light heavyweight MMA rules bout between Russell Bell and George Pedro. George Pedro is the more experienced fighter, so let's see if that makes a difference tonight.

188 cm
27
210 lbs
1 - 2 - 0
176 cm
27
202 lbs
18 - 7 - 2
Good wrestling
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the light heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Russell Bell!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 7 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George Pedro!
The judges for this bout are Chris Edwards, William Gold and James Atkins.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Pedro has managed to clinch.
Bell wants to get back to striking at distance but Pedro won't allow it.
Pedro scores with a shoulder strike.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Pedro as Bell tries to tie him up.
Bell blocks an uppercut.

Pedro lands a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Pedro prevents Bell from improving his position.
Bell is working hard here to advance position.
Pedro is taking a breather. Bell says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bell has hold of Pedro's hands but Pedro slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Pedro has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Pedro lands a nice short elbow.
Pedro thows a huge punch but Bell dodges it nicely.
Bell is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedro missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Pedro works his foot free and advances to mount.
Pedro throws some wild stikes that Bell manages to avoid easily.
Bell is looking to get to half guard.
Pedro lands a shot to the body, followed up by a shot to the exposed head of his trapped opponent.
Pedro can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Bell is looking to escape.
Pedro might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Bell haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.
Pedro controlling the pace for now.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedro with a couple of short strikes.
Pedro sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Pedro is continuing to stall.
Pedro lands a heavy elbow.
Pedro controlling the pace for now.
Pedro trying to control but he's not successful this time.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pedro lands a big shot there that rocks Bell but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
Bell taking shots to the head.
Pedro lands a big elbow.
Bell is squirming around, avoiding Pedro's attempts to control the action.
Pedro in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
Pedro controlling the pace for now.
Pedro is landing with some decent strikes but Bell is trying to advance his position so the referee is letting the fight continue.
Pedro lands a couple of good shots and Bell has given up his back, trying to escape the position!
Bell is trapped and Pedro is scoring with shots to the head and body.
Bell covering up well under a series of strikes from Pedro.
Pedro is landing with strikes from the back.

Bell is rocked!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedro is scoring with a succession of shots from the back. Bell is covering up - he's had enough and the ref steps in to end the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:27 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). George Pedro!
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