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Event: CEC 588     
Date:   May 16, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Riza Rakija (ranked 585 p4p, 77 weight class) and Arthur Pinto (ranked 1412 p4p, 178 weight class). Rakija's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Rakija. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

174 cm
35
167 lbs
19 - 14 - 2
175 cm
34
166 lbs
30 - 4 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 14 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Riza Rakija!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Arthur Pinto!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Timothy Bukovac and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pinto throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rakija sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rakija attempts a counter takedown but Pinto avoids it well and moves away.
Pinto with a nice cross.
Pinto keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rakija.
Rakija throws a jab when Pinto was well out of range.
Rakija connects with a body shot.

Rakija has closed the distance and engaged Pinto in a clinch.
Pinto lands a body shot.
Pinto misses with a short punch on the inside.
Rakija misses with some punches.
Pinto misses with some punches.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Pinto working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Pinto lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Pinto misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rakija makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Pinto tries a body shot but Rakija blocks it.
Pinto blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pinto is pushing Rakija up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Pinto lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Rakija blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Pinto misses with a hook from the clinch.
Pinto stalling.
Pinto fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Pinto struggles to land a body shot inside as Rakija controls his hands.
Pinto slowing the pace effectively.
Rakija blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rakija swings wildly with an uppercut but Pinto uses good head movement to avoid it.
Pinto works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
A nice left hand lands by Pinto.
Rakija goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Pinto working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Pinto lands a right hand.
Pinto struggles to land a body shot inside as Rakija controls his hands.
Pinto lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Rakija backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pinto blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rakija wants a takedown but no success here.
Pinto has a couple of punches blocked by Rakija.
A right hook to the body lands for Pinto.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Nice body punch from Pinto - that landed with a thud.
A short right from Pinto.
Pinto gets through Rakija's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.

Rakija is rocked!
A body shot lands from Pinto.
Oh Rakija is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
A nice right hand lands inside from Pinto.
Pinto tries a body shot but Rakija blocks it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rakija.
Pinto misses with a hook to the ribs.
Nice body punch from Pinto - that landed with a thud.
A short uppercut from Pinto.
Pinto scores with a nice hook to the head.
Rakija working hard to break the clinch.
Pinto blocks the elbow strike.
Pinto lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Rakija backwards.
Pinto throws a punch but it's blocked by Rakija.
Rakija tries to pull guard but Pinto forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Pinto lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Pinto lands a body punch in the clinch.
Pinto misses with a punch to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Pinto lands a big right hand that drops Rakija! The killer instinct kicks in and Pinto finishes his opponent with a series of strikes from mount. A dominating finish by Pinto!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:09 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Arthur Pinto!
Arthur Pinto decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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Event: CEC 583     
Date:   Apr 22, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Riza Rakija (ranked 795 p4p, 99 weight class) and Wykyd Dall (ranked 1049 p4p, 132 weight class). Rakija comes to the cage accompanied by Rakija. Dall comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Attitude kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Wykyd Dall has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

174 cm
35
167 lbs
18 - 14 - 2
185 cm
31
167 lbs
13 - 8 - 1
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 lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 14 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Riza Rakija!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Wykyd Dall!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Jack Bonds and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rakija slips a straight right by Dall.
Dall tries to work over Rakija's front leg with a kick but Rakija checks it.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Dall, right into the meat.
Rakija throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.

Rakija tries to sprawl but Dall drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Dall is trying to control the action in half guard but Rakija is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Rakija wants to get back to full guard.
Dall trying to control the action but Rakija is working from the bottom.
Rakija moves into full guard.
Rakija trying to keep a closed guard but Dall is proving a slippery customer.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Dall trying to control but Rakija is working from the bottom.
Rakija might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
Dall has decided he wants to stand but the closed guard of Rakija is proving hard to escape from.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija keeping full guard, as Dall tries to pass.
Dall advances to half guard.
Dall is thwarting Rakija's attempts to control the position.
Rakija is doing well to control the position and prevent Dall from advancing to side control.
Rakija's coaches at Hellfire Antechamber have been working on his defensive grappling in preparation for this fight so let's see if he can get out of this tricky position.
Rakija is looking to control Dall's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Rakija avoid being mounted?
Rakija gets full guard.
Dall pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Rakija is keeping the position for now.

Dall avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

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

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:20 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Riza Rakija!
Riza Rakija decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: CEC 579     
Date:   Apr 04, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Dag Daghammar (ranked 1060 p4p, 136 weight class) and Riza Rakija (ranked 1335 p4p, 171 weight class). Daghammar kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Just like that - Dregen. Rakija comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Rakija kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Riza Rakija is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

185 cm
30
165 lbs
21 - 9 - 0
174 cm
35
167 lbs
17 - 14 - 2
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Dag Daghammar!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 14 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Riza Rakija!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Daghammar walks forward, straight into a front kick from Rakija.
Rakija throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Daghammar sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rakija scores with a head kick.
Daghammar looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Daghammar blocks a head kick by Rakija.
Rakija scores with a kick to the body.
Rakija lands with a nice body punch.
Rakija throws a head kick that Daghammar semi-blocks.
Rakija throws a body punch but Daghammar moves out of range.
Rakija connects with a crisp jab.
Daghammar misses with a straight left.
Rakija comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Rakija shoots in for a takedown and gets it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Daghammar desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Rakija trying to pass the guard but Daghammar defending well.
Rakija working to pass to mount. He's got his hand pressing down on Daghammar's thigh. Daghammar counters though and makes it back to full guard.
Daghammar has his hands on Rakija's head, controlling the position.
Daghammar keeping moving, preventing Rakija from controlling successfully.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Rakija passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Daghammar can't do much from the bottom here.
Rakija remains in side control and seems content to stay there. It's a versatile position from which he can work both strikes and submissions, whilst maintaining that control, so maybe he'll sit here for a while.

Rakija is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Daghammar knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Rakija has knee on belly and moves into mount.
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.
Daghammar 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.
Rakija trying to pass the guard but Daghammar defending well.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:50 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Riza Rakija!
Riza Rakija thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: CEC 574     
Date:   Mar 11, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Henrique Ramos (ranked 438 p4p, 56 weight class) and Riza Rakija (ranked 919 p4p, 124 weight class). Ramos's entrance music is Sepultura - Nomad. A fine choice. Rakija has chosen Rakija as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. 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.

167 cm
34
159 lbs
31 - 19 - 0
174 cm
34
167 lbs
17 - 13 - 2
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 19 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Henrique Ramos!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 13 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Riza Rakija!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Timothy Bukovac and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rakija ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ramos moves away.
A head kick misses from Rakija.
A quick step to the side and Ramos tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
An inside leg kick lands from Rakija.
Ramos is looking to land body kicks.
Ramos throws a leg kick but Rakija sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Ramos slips a straight right by Rakija.
Ramos looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
A shot to the liver by Ramos. Beautiful body shot.
Henrique Ramos seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rakija shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Ramos but Ramos pushes him off and we're back to square one.
A low kick from Ramos is predictable there
and Rakija counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Rakija pivots, looking for a leg kick but Ramos is out of range and Rakija settles back down.
Rakija moves away from the strike by Ramos.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ramos throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Rakija stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Ramos throws a head kick that misses.
Rakija turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Ramos throws a hook to the side of Rakija's head but Rakija sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Rakija appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Ramos looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
We've been informed that Rakija 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.
Ramos scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Ramos.
Ramos throws a looping overhand right but Rakija ducks down to avoid it.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Rakija, as that shot connected.
Ramos feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Rakija's calf.
Ramos gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Rakija just misses with a punch to the body.
Ramos misses with a leg kick.
Rakija looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Ramos lands a nice looking body kick.
Ramos pivots, looking for a leg kick but Rakija is out of range and Ramos settles back down.
Ramos displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rakija throws out the jab.
Ramos throws a looping overhand right but Rakija ducks down to avoid it.
Rakija lands a leg kick that knocks Ramos off balance momentarily.
Ramos throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Rakija's head.
Rakija gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Ramos.
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!
Rakija steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Ramos.
Rakija lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Ramos lands a glancing blow to the side of Rakija's head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ramos rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Rakija counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Rakija has a takedown stuffed.
Ramos connects with an inside leg kick.
Rakija lands with a kick to the ribs.
A big left from Ramos misses.
Ramos blocks the body kick.
Rakija throws a jab but it's blocked by Ramos.
Rakija lands the left hand.
Rakija ducks under a wild hook from Ramos.
Ramos misses with a body kick.
Rakija moves out of range of the strikes.
Ramos takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Rakija wants to land a leg kick but Ramos is out of range.
Ramos keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Rakija scores with a sloppy right hand. Ramos should have avoided that one.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Horrible takedown attempt by Rakija or perhaps it was just good defense by Ramos, which made it look bad.
Henrique Ramos has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Riza Rakija.
Rakija fails to land the takedown.
Ramos connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Rakija avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Rakija misses with a wild body shot.
Ramos throws a sloppy head kick and Rakija moves out of range easily.
Ramos's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Rakija connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Ramos scrambles back to his feet.
Ramos chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rakija can pounce on him.
Rakija moves out of range of the body kick from Ramos.
Rakija has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Ramos will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Ramos avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Ramos cracks the inside of Rakija's front leg.
Ramos throws a head kick that Rakija semi-blocks.
Ramos throws a sloppy body shot
and Rakija cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Ramos avoids a kick to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Ramos thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Rakija if he has to take too many more of those.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Ramos checks a leg kick.

Rakija has managed to clinch.
Ramos tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Ramos goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Ramos has a couple of punches blocked by Rakija.
A short right from Ramos on the inside.
Rakija lands a right hand.
Ramos blocks an elbow strike from Rakija.
Ramos misses with the head strike.
Ramos throws a punch but it's blocked by Rakija.
A nice right hand lands inside from Ramos.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Ramos misses with a short punch on the inside.
Ramos misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Rakija.
Ramos digs a right hand underneath Rakija's ribcage. Rakija let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Rakija wants a takedown.
Rakija goes for a body shot 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 Henrique Ramos will probably get the nod.
That's time! Ramos's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.



Ramos drives through and clinches with Rakija against the cage.
Ramos lands a nice shot to the body.
Ramos lands a nice uppercut.

Rakija gets a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Rakija is looking to take a break and control but Ramos is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

Rakija is working for a submission of some sort.
Rakija trying to control the action but Ramos is working from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Rakija trying to mount his opponent but Ramos defends it.
Rakija is still trying to improve position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija is looking to take a break and control but Ramos is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

Rakija seems to be working for a kimura but Ramos defends the submission attempt.

Rakija is looking for a kimura. It's pretty deep but Ramos still has the half guard so he's probably OK. Oh, Ramos has exploded into a beautiful escape there and after a quick scramble, he's ended up in side control on top! Nice work!
Ramos wants to control but Rakija is keeping him busy.
Rakija tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Ramos wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ramos working the ground and pound.
Rakija is trying to improve his position.
Rakija is not in a great position here, taking some shots.

Rakija is rocked!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Rakija sneaks back into half guard.
Rakija is still in real trouble! Can Ramos finish him?
Ramos works his foot free and advances to mount.
Ramos wants to control the pace but Rakija is squirming around nicely.
Rakija tries to hold on but Ramos postures up.
Ramos loads up on a couple of big shots to the head that have Rakija scrambling to escape. He can't get free though and several more unanswered shots from Ramos land to the head. The referee has no choice but to stop the fight. Ramos stands and salutes the crowd.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:51 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Henrique Ramos!
A relieved looking Henrique Ramos thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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Event: UGD 101:Man Vs Tonon     
Date:   Feb 23, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Raise Hell (ranked 394 p4p, 52 weight class) and Riza Rakija (ranked 660 p4p, 86 weight class). Hell kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Motörhead - Hellraiser. Rakija has chosen Rakija as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

183 cm
36
158 lbs
31 - 14 - 1
174 cm
34
167 lbs
17 - 12 - 2
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Hilo, Raise Hell!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 12 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Riza Rakija!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Colin Fotheringham and Steven Brown.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rakija tries a head kick but it misses.
Hell ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rakija moves away.
Rakija misses with a head kick.
Rakija throws a head kick that misses.
Rakija fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Hell misses the target.
A little jabbing left from Rakija on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Hell seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Rakija connects with a solid leg kick.
Hell takes a body punch but keeps moving.
A bone on bone clash there as Rakija blocks the leg kick.
Hell moves out of range of the strikes.
Rakija 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.
Hell scores with a jab.
Hell ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rakija moves away.
Hell finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Rakija scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Rakija throws a leg kick which misses Hell's front leg but catches the back leg as Hell tries to avoid it.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rakija lands a high kick!
Hell is looking to score with low kicks.
Hell misses with a body shot.
Hell misses with a right hand
and Rakija connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Hell scores with a leg kick.
Hell tries to land a leg kick but Rakija saw it coming and moves away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice shot by Hell.
Hell checks the leg kick.
Hell lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Hell misses with a straight right.
Hell connects with a crisp jab.
Hell throws a lazy right hand but Rakija sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rakija throws a solid leg kick but Hell takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Rakija.
Hell throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Rakija appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Hell is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Rakija.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Rakija checks a leg kick.
Rakija throws a counter combo.
Rakija lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Hell throws an overhand right that lands on Rakija's shoulder, as Rakija tries to avoid the shot.
Raise Hell is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rakija takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rakija on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Hell misses with a body shot.
Rakija throws a counter combo.
Hell misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rakija.
Hell on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Rakija. Rakija obviously looking to wear him down.
Hell lands with an uppercut that bounces Rakija off the cage and back into range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rakija moves out of range as Hell strikes.
Rakija steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Hell.
Hell pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Hell swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hell missing with a left hand there. Rakija was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Rakija takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Rakija connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
No joy there for Rakija, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Hell on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Hell misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rakija.
Nice straight punches there by Rakija. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Rakija.
Rakija misses with the combination.
Hell is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rakija.
Rakija connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Hell's hands.
Hell throws out a loose jab but Rakija uses good head movement to avoid it.
Hell stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.

Rakija is rocked!
Rakija throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rakija is still on wobbly legs! Can Hell finish him?
Rakija misses with a low kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Hell misses the target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A slow jab from Rakija misses its intended target.
Hell has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Rakija.
Hell looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Rakija seems to have recovered his senses.
Hell throws a lazy right hand but Rakija sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Hell uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rakija.
Hell pounces like a tiger and cracks Rakija with a vicious hook! Rakija is down but not out! Hell follows up with more strikes forcing the ref to jump in and stop it!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:20 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Raise Hell!
Raise Hell was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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Event: UGD 99:Bailey Vs Pulkkinen     
Date:   Feb 09, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Riza Rakija (ranked 951 p4p, 113 weight class) and Ely Scrubs (ranked 1386 p4p, 163 weight class). Rakija comes to the cage accompanied by Rakija. Ely Scrubs is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

174 cm
34
167 lbs
16 - 12 - 2
181 cm
30
159 lbs
13 - 7 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Mockstar Energy Drinks 160Q

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 12 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Riza Rakija!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ely Scrubs!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, William Gold and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rakija turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Rakija throws a body punch but Scrubs moves out of range.
Scrubs doesn't manage to clinch there - Rakija circles away.
Rakija goes for a high kick. It partially lands.

Scrubs moves into the clinch.
Rakija controlling the action here for a moment.
Rakija creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Scrubs's defenses.

Scrubs is rocked!

It looks like Ely Scrubs has been cut.
Rakija swings wildly with an uppercut but Scrubs uses good head movement to avoid it.
Scrubs is still on wobbly legs! Can Rakija finish him?
Rakija misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Rakija lands a hook that snaps the head of Scrubs backwards.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Scrubs 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.
Rakija blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Scrubs misses with a hook from the clinch.
Scrubs misses with a short punch on the inside.
Scrubs has a couple of punches blocked by Rakija.
A short left from Rakija.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Scrubs.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Scrubs misses with a hook from the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Rakija fails to land.
A shot in the inside from Rakija.
Rakija blocks an uppercut.
Scrubs tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rakija looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Rakija lands on the inside with an uppercut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija lands a shoulder strike.
Rakija makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.

Rakija breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Rakija lands a nice leg kick that just misses Scrubs's sensitive parts.
Ely Scrubs seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Scrubs clinches with his opponent.
Clinched against the cage, Rakija lands a big elbow that drops Scrubs! The ref dives in to save him from more shots - Scrubs is complaining that he's OK but he was done.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:22 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Riza Rakija!
Riza Rakija thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: UGD 90:Kenway Vs Ajax II     
Date:   Dec 15, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Matt Kuchar (ranked 735 p4p, 74 weight class) and Riza Rakija (ranked 840 p4p, 86 weight class). Kuchar comes into the arena with 21 Savage - No Heart blaring out of the sound system. Rakija has chosen Rakija as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Matt Kuchar had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

170 cm
37
158 lbs
17 - 8 - 0
174 cm
33
167 lbs
16 - 12 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Aspire Clothing

RAGS of a RONIN



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Matt Kuchar!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Riza Rakija!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, Daniel Bishop and Andrew Berry.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kuchar ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Kuchar paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Kuchar throws a head kick that misses.
Kuchar lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Rakija circles away quickly and effectively.
Kuchar misses with a lunging right hand
and Rakija connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Rakija shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Rakija drops his hands momentarily and Kuchar takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Rakija staying out of range there.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Rakija! But no joy.
Kuchar bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rakija throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kuchar scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
No luck for Rakija with that takedown attempt.
Kuchar lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Rakija at a distance.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kuchar misses the shot to the body.
Kuchar backing away here, and Rakija unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Kuchar looks to land a right hand but Rakija moved out of range.
Rakija looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Matt Kuchar seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rakija tries to clinch but Kuchar moves away
and Kuchar connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Kuchar scores with a sloppy right hand. Rakija should have avoided that one.
Kuchar throws a jab when Rakija was well out of range.
Kuchar lands with a thumping leg kick.
Kuchar lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Rakija 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.
Kuchar is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rakija.
Kuchar throws a jab but it's blocked by Rakija.
Kuchar connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Kuchar cracks the inside of Rakija's front leg.
Kuchar throws a low kick but Rakija moves out of range easily.
Rakija blocks a jab.
Rakija now looks to counter with a shot at the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rakija tests Kuchar's chin there with a solid looking shot.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kuchar connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Rakija slips under a jab.
Rakija tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Kuchar manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Kuchar jabs at Rakija's body.
Rakija shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Rakija throws a leg kick but Kuchar moved away.
Kuchar avoids the body shot from Rakija.
Rakija shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Kuchar looks to land a left hand but Rakija moved out of range nicely.
Kuchar misses with a looping left.
Rakija counters with a body kick.
Kuchar tries to score with a low kick but Rakija moves his leg out of the way.
Rakija tries a quick counter leg kick but Kuchar is wise to it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rakija shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Kuchar pinned against the cage. Kuchar gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Kuchar swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Rakija slips under a jab from Kuchar.
Rakija now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Kuchar takes a jab right on the kisser.
Rakija tries for a takedown but Kuchar circles away easily
and Kuchar counters with a stiff right hand.
Matt Kuchar has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Riza Rakija.
Rakija staying out of range there.
Rakija looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Kuchar takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Kuchar throws a head kick that misses.
Rakija takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Kuchar scores with a jab to the head.
Kuchar tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rakija was well out of range. Poor timing from Kuchar.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rakija moves away from the strike by Kuchar.
Kuchar misses with an uppercut.
Kuchar keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rakija has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Kuchar.
Nice defenses there by Rakija.
Rakija shapes to counter with a head kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rakija throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Kuchar.
A clash of legs there as Kuchar blocks the low kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Kuchar misses the target.
Rakija throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
A bone on bone clash there as Kuchar blocks the leg kick.
Kuchar connects with a solid leg kick.
Kuchar lands with a cross.
Rakija lands with a kick to the ribs.
Matt Kuchar is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rakija blocks a jab.
Rakija ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rakija feints a counter leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Matt Kuchar 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.


Kuchar looks to land a right hand but Rakija moved out of range.
Kuchar lands the left hand.
Rakija misses with a body kick.
Rakija thumps Kuchar with a low kick.
Kuchar looks to throw the jab but Rakija is out of range.
Rakija looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Rakija throws a sloppy body shot
letting Kuchar counter with a right hand.
Rakija ducks under a wild hook from Kuchar.
Rakija takes one to the side of the head.

Rakija dives in and scores a takedown into Kuchar's guard.
Kuchar keeping moving, preventing Rakija from controlling successfully.
Kuchar has his hands on Rakija's head, controlling the position.
Kuchar is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.


That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija is trying to maintain the position but Kuchar is very close to passing his half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Kuchar is trying to advance to mount but he's lost his balance and Rakija reverses the position - he's now on top in Kuchar's guard.
Kuchar controlling the position.
Rakija trying to control but Kuchar is working from the bottom.
Kuchar wants to sweep but no luck.

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.
Kuchar is working hard here to advance position.
Rakija is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Kuchar pulls Rakija in close to prevent any damage.
Rakija pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Kuchar is keeping the position for now.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rakija stopping the sweep attempt from Kuchar.
Rakija wants to pass the guard but Kuchar is keeping the position.
Kuchar is adopting a defensive guard.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Rakija misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kuchar.
Kuchar throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Rakija counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Kuchar throws the left hand but Rakija avoids the punch easily.
Kuchar uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rakija.
Kuchar has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Rakija.
Matt Kuchar is winning the standup battle so far.
Rakija defending well as Kuchar loads up on a big left hand.
A little jabbing left from Rakija on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
A chopping leg kick lands by Rakija.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kuchar throws an overhand right that lands on Rakija's shoulder, as Rakija tries to avoid the shot.
Rakija slips a jab from Kuchar.
Rakija stuns Kuchar with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Kuchar takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Kuchar jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Kuchar misses with an uppercut.
Rakija throws a body shot but no joy.
Rakija uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Kuchar.
Kuchar looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Rakija with a lazy takedown attempt
and Kuchar counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rakija feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Kuchar's calf.
Rakija uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kuchar.
A countering left hand to the body from Rakija misses.
Rakija pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Kuchar throwing a counter right hand but Rakija manages to avoid it.
Kuchar wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rakija dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Kuchar. That did some damage!
Rakija shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Kuchar throwing a counter right hand but Rakija manages to avoid it.
Kuchar ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Rakija moves away.
Kuchar on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.
A solid leg kick lands there for Rakija.
Rakija throws a leg kick
and Kuchar counters with a right hand to the body.
Kuchar throws an overhand right that lands on Rakija's shoulder, as Rakija tries to avoid the shot.
No joy there for Rakija, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Kuchar scores with a sloppy right hand. Rakija should have avoided that one.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rakija throws a low kick but Kuchar avoids it.
Rakija throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Kuchar tries to land a front kick but Rakija steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Kuchar throws a shot from downtown. Rakija moves away and avoids it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija throws a head kick that misses.
A telegraphed right hand from Kuchar misses the target.
A telegraphed right hand from Kuchar misses the target.
Rakija is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Kuchar rather than just go for the knockout.
Rakija fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Kuchar feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Rakija's calf.
Kuchar swings widly with a right hand
enabling Rakija to counter with a crisp jab.
Kuchar misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Rakija finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Rakija keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kuchar lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Rakija drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Rakija motions for Kuchar to come forward. Rakija throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Rakija uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kuchar.
Rakija misses with a body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rakija defending well as Kuchar loads up on a big left hand.
Kuchar blocks a jab.
An attempted straight right counter from Kuchar misses the target.
Kuchar digs a good body shot into Rakija's ribs.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Kuchar works the jab nicely.
Rakija tries to score with a low kick but Kuchar moves his leg out of the way.
Rakija has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Kuchar throws a big shot that misses.
Kuchar lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
A slow jab from Kuchar misses its intended target.
Rakija looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
A nice leg kick lands there from Rakija.
Rakija tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Rakija takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kuchar misses with an uppercut. Rakija saw that one coming.
Kuchar misses with a wild combination.
A jab from Kuchar finds it's way through Rakija's defenses.
Kuchar throws a head kick that misses.
Rakija throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.
Kuchar is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Kuchar tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Rakija lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Kuchar throws out a loose jab but Rakija uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rakija slips a jab from Kuchar.
Kuchar staying out of range there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kuchar throws a predictable looking body shot
and Rakija counters with a leg kick.
A left lands for Rakija.
Rakija misses with a low kick.
Rakija throws a leg kick but Kuchar sees it coming and moves out of range.
A little feinted left hand from Kuchar on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Kuchar misses with a lunging right hand
and Rakija counters with a straight right hand.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Kuchar rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Rakija makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Jab from Kuchar.
A telegraphed right hand from Rakija misses the target.
Kuchar swings widly with a right hand
and Rakija counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Kuchar throws an off balance right hand
letting Rakija counter with a right hand.
Rakija misses with a wild body shot.
A quick step to the side and Kuchar tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rakija throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Riza Rakija.
I think Rakija 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 Paul Tew scores the fight 30:27
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 29:29
Judge Andrew Berry scores the fight 29:29

The fight is ruled a majority draw!
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RATING
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Event: UGD 87:Curran Vs Benvenuti     
Date:   Nov 24, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Riza Rakija (ranked 992 p4p, 106 weight class) and En Sabah Nur (ranked 2468 p4p, 246 weight class). Rakija comes into the arena with Rakija blaring out of the sound system. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

174 cm
33
167 lbs
15 - 12 - 1
174 cm
40
162 lbs
11 - 7 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

RAGS of a RONIN

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Riza Rakija!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, En Sabah Nur!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Steven Brown and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rakija defending well as Sabah Nur loads up on a big left hand.
Sabah Nur uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Rakija has time to react.
Rakija thuds his right hand into Sabah Nur's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Rakija tried to score with a low kick but Sabah Nur checks it.

Rakija looking to score a takedown here. Sabah Nur is defending well but Rakija drives through and ends up in Sabah Nur's guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Rakija looking to pass the guard.
Rakija is working hard here to advance position.
Rakija wants to control from the top but Sabah Nur keeps moving.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sabah Nur controls Rakija momentarily but Rakija frees himself.
Rakija trying to control the position from guard on top but Sabah Nur is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija stands and throws Sabah Nur's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Sabah Nur is trying to control Rakija's posture but Rakija avoids it.
Sabah Nur tries to bench press Rakija off him but Rakija keeps the position.
Rakija is looking to take a break and control but Sabah Nur is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Rakija is maintaining the dominant position - no doubt Sabah Nur will start to get frustrated soon if he's not already.

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.
Sabah Nur can't do much from the bottom here.
Rakija is looking to take a break and control but Sabah Nur is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Sabah Nur is looking to regain half guard here but Rakija keeps moving and retains side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Sabah Nur can't do much from the bottom here.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Rakija.
Rakija lands a head kick!
Sabah Nur fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Rakija throws a lazy right hand but Sabah Nur sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rakija tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Sabah Nur throws a sloppy head kick and Rakija moves out of range easily.

Rakija gets a double leg takedown into Sabah Nur's guard.
Sabah Nur is trying to keep Rakija in close.
Sabah Nur wants to control but Rakija passes easily into half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rakija controlling the action here.
Sabah Nur trying to control from the bottom.
Rakija prevents Sabah Nur from improving his position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rakija is trying to control the action in half guard but Sabah Nur is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Sabah Nur wants to get back to full guard but Rakija has passed into side control.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Sabah Nur takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Sabah Nur rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Rakija counters with a right hand to the body.
Sabah Nur throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rakija dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Sabah Nur. That did some damage!
Rakija misses with the combination.
Rakija pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Rakija lands a jab to the head.
Sabah Nur checks a low kick from Rakija.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rakija connects with a solid leg kick.
Sabah Nur scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Rakija doesn't seem bothered though.
Sabah Nur takes a swing at Rakija's ribcage but misses.

Rakija gets a clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Sabah Nur breaks from the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sabah Nur throws a right hand that Rakija ducks under and follows up with a left that Rakija also avoids with ease.
Sabah Nur jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Rakija lands a head kick!
Rakija throws out a leg kick but Sabah Nur moves out of range and Rakija only half commits.
Riza Rakija seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rakija with a nice cross.
Rakija fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Sabah Nur on the side of the head.
Rakija throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Sabah Nur moves out of range of the leg kick from Rakija.

Rakija shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Sabah Nur napping and manages to drive through into side control!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Sabah Nur is not content to let Rakija control the position.
Sabah Nur tries to improve position but can't.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rakija wants to lay and pray for a moment but Sabah Nur keeps working.
Sabah Nur is trying to get back to half guard.
Rakija trying to control the action but Sabah Nur is working from the bottom.

Rakija is trying to get an arm triangle but Sabah Nur is defending well.

Rakija working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Rakija is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Sabah Nur can do to turn this around?

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Rakija tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Sabah Nur tries to get back to half guard but can't.

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

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.
Rakija wants to lay and pray for a moment but Sabah Nur keeps working.
Sabah Nur tries to improve position but can't.
Sabah Nur keeps trying to improve his position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rakija wants to lay and pray for a moment but Sabah Nur keeps working.

Rakija tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Rakija has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Riza Rakija dominated that second round.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! And we move into the final round!


Rakija moves out of range of the body kick.
Sabah Nur doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
A jab from Rakija finds it's way through Sabah Nur's defenses.
It looks like Rakija has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Sabah Nur defending well as Rakija loads up on a big left hand.
Rakija steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Sabah Nur. That one must have hurt.
Rakija fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Sabah Nur.
Rakija scores with a shot to the body.
Rakija throws a big shot that misses.
Sabah Nur appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Sabah Nur ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Riza Rakija is winning the standup battle so far.
A left lands for Sabah Nur.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Rakija checks a leg kick.
Rakija throws a hook but Sabah Nur blocks it.

Rakija changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Sabah Nur looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Riza Rakija overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sabah Nur tries to improve position but can't.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sabah Nur wants to control but Rakija postures up.
Rakija taking a break here but Sabah Nur is having none of it and regains half guard.
Rakija wants to pass the guard but Sabah Nur is defending well.
Sabah Nur is looking for a sweep. Rakija is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Rakija is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Rakija wants to control the pace but Sabah Nur is squirming around nicely.
Rakija looking to control and managing it successfully.
En Sabah Nur has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rakija can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Sabah Nur is looking to escape.
Sabah Nur gets back to half guard.
Rakija trying to control the pace.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sabah Nur has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Rakija is working away from the top position though.
Rakija trying to pass the guard but Sabah Nur defending well.
Sabah Nur is looking for a sweep. Rakija is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Riza Rakija is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Sabah Nur trying to control here.
Rakija looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.

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.
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.
Sabah Nur misses with a body kick.
Rakija misses with a straight left.
Sabah Nur misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rakija.
Rakija stuns Sabah Nur with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Rakija with a hook.
Rakija misses with a two punch combination.
En Sabah Nur is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rakija jabs at Sabah Nur's body.
Sabah Nur throws a looping overhand right but Rakija ducks down to avoid it.
Rakija lands the left hand.
Rakija throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Sabah Nur stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Rakija tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Jab by Sabah Nur.
Sabah Nur throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge William Gold scores the fight 30:27
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 30:27
Judge James Glass scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Riza Rakija!

After winning the bout, Riza Rakija thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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Event: HFC 118:Northrop vs Poffo     
Date:   Sep 30, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Andrey Eremeev (ranked 1087 p4p, 122 weight class) and Riza Rakija (ranked 1778 p4p, 188 weight class). Rakija has chosen Rakija as his entrance music. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

189 cm
29
165 lbs
16 - 12 - 0
174 cm
32
167 lbs
14 - 12 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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RAGS of a RONIN



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Andrey Eremeev!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Riza Rakija!
The judges for this bout are Johanna Lukiainen, Anni Minnemäki and Arvi Lind.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rakija lands with a straight right. Eremeev didn't see that one coming.
Eremeev throws the left hand but Rakija avoids the punch easily.

Rakija gets a double leg takedown into Eremeev's guard.
Rakija not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Rakija stopping the sweep attempt from Eremeev.
Rakija looking to pass the guard.
Rakija advances position into side control!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Eremeev tries to get back to half guard but can't.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rakija trying to control the action but Eremeev is working from the bottom.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Eremeev is trying to improve his position.

Rakija tries for a kimura but Eremeev is defending well.

Rakija has hold of Eremeev's arm here. He's working for an Americana. It looks like he might have it! Eremeev tries to escape but he's just digging himself in deeper - Rakija cranks the arm and Eremeev screams in pain! The ref makes a decision and ends the fight before the tap - no complains from Eremeev, who is just happy to have his arm attached to his body.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:46 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Americana). Riza Rakija!
An out of breath Riza Rakija thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: HFC 114: Curran vs Tsuruta     
Date:   Sep 02, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Ronald Rousey (ranked 2484 p4p, 262 weight class) and Riza Rakija (ranked 2619 p4p, 266 weight class). Rousey comes to the cage accompanied by Creepy Jackalope Eye by Supersuckers. The crowd seem to be enjoying Rakija's choice of entrance music: Rakija. Riza Rakija is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

175 cm
36
166 lbs
24 - 26 - 1
174 cm
32
167 lbs
13 - 12 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
KO power
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 26 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Ronald Rousey!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Riza Rakija!
The judges for this bout are Aleksei Zolotukhin, Igor Prikhodko and Konstantin Menshow.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rousey throws a hook to the side of Rakija's head but Rakija sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Rousey keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rakija dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Rousey's corner calls for a 1-2. Rousey obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Rakija showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Rousey.

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

Rousey is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Rousey prevents Rakija from improving his position.

Rousey is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Rakija controlling the position well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija is staying active underneath Rousey, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

Rousey is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Rakija has managed to free his arm - good work.
Rakija keeps control of the position for the meantime.

Rousey is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Rakija has his hands clasped together around Rousey's back. He's all about the action.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Rakija is trying to control but can't.
Rakija is trying to control but Rousey manages to pass to mount!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Rousey can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Rakija is looking to escape.
Rakija working to try and regain half guard.
Rakija tries to lock up and control but Rousey gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Rakija is trying desperately to improve position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rakija tries to hold on but Rousey postures up.

Rousey looking to secure an arm triangle but Rakija defends it well.
Rousey punishing his opponent with strikes.
Rousey avoids the attempt from Rakija to control.
A nice elbow there by Rousey.
We've been hearing good reports from Rousey'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.
Rousey looking to control but Rakija is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Rakija doing his best to control the position. Can he escape?

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rakija wants to hold on but Rousey pushes him away.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rakija keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Rakija keeps trying to improve his position.

Rakija defends a decent attempt at a guillotine from Rousey.
Rousey prevents Rakija from getting the reversal.
Rakija tries to hold on but Rousey pushes him away.
Rakija can't escape the position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rakija wants to control but Rousey is having none of it.

Rousey has hold of Rakija's left arm, perhaps looking for a submission. The two fighters tussle over control of the isolated limb and Rakija manages to get his arm back to his side and away from danger.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rousey with a hook.
Rousey is looking to chop away at Rakija's legs.
Rakija is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Rakija scores with a kick to the midsection.
Rakija tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Rousey half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Rousey fails to land the takedown.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rakija misses with a hook
and Rousey counters with a straight right hand.
A slapping leg kick lands for Rakija.
A nice leg kick lands there from Rakija.
Rousey scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rousey throws out the jab.
Good leg kick by Rousey there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Rakija with a hook.

Rakija gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Our spies down at at Hellfire Antechamber inform us that Rakija has really been working on his submissions in the buildup to this fight. Will it pay off?
Rousey throws an elbow that misses. Rakija uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Rousey's guard. Nice move by Rakija!

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

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

Rakija drops back, looking for a kneebar! Rousey looks panicked! The fighters roll across the mat, one looking to finish, one looking to escape. Rousey looks to have wriggled free... Yes, he's got his leg free and he's dived into side control! Good work there from Rousey!


That's two minutes gone in the round.
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Rakija can't do much from the bottom here.
Rousey is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Rakija can do to turn this around?

Rousey thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rousey advances to full mount.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rousey lands with some strikes.
Rakija is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Rakija keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
A nice elbow there by Rousey.
Rakija wants to control but Rousey is having none of it.
Rakija is working to get back to half guard.
Rousey pausing momentarily but resumes with a couple of decent strikes that do a bit of damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Rousey has hold of Rakija's left arm, perhaps looking for a submission. The two fighters tussle over control of the isolated limb and Rakija manages to get his arm back to his side and away from danger.
Rakija tries to hold on but Rousey pushes him away.
Rakija is desperately trying to improve his position but Rousey has a good base and remains in mount.
Rousey putting on the heat here with some good ground and pound!
Rakija gets back to half guard.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rakija wants to get back to full guard.
Ronald Rousey overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Rousey sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Rakija defending well though.
Rakija is trying to control but can't.

Rousey is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rakija bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Rakija tries to work over Rousey's front leg with a kick but Rousey checks it.
Rousey shoots in looking for a double leg takedown. Rakija defends it nicely.
Rousey fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Rakija avoids it really well and circles away.
Rousey moves away from the strike by Rakija.
Rousey throws a left and a right that both miss
and Rakija counters with an inside leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rousey cracks a nice hook into Rakija's ribs.
Rousey swinging wildly here.
Rousey throws a head kick that misses
and Rakija counters with an inside leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rousey shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Rakija counters with a good low kick that Rousey was not able to check.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Ronald Rousey. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Rakija is looking to slow Rousey down with leg kicks.
Rakija looks to land a body kick but Rousey moved away.
Rousey throws a poor cross that misses
and Rakija counters with a straight right hand.
Rakija paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
A head kick misses from Rousey.
Rousey avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Rakija finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Rousey feinted there with a counter leg kick.
A decent looking cross lands there for Rakija.
Ronald Rousey seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rakija throws a leg kick which misses Rousey's front leg but catches the back leg as Rousey tries to avoid it.
Ronald Rousey is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Rakija leaves Rousey with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Rakija fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Rousey has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Riza Rakija has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Ronald Rousey is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Rakija has closed the distance and engaged Rousey in a clinch.
Rousey tries to break the clinch but Rakija is controlling the position.
Rakija goes for a takedown attempt but Rousey pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.

Rakija bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rakija trying to control the position but Rousey is working away.
Rousey tries to improve position but can't.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Rakija is working to tighten his grip on Rousey's neck. He's isolated an arm and is working for an arm triangle. Rousey has recognised the danger and is trying to turn with the submission but Rakija is really squeezing tight and eventually Rousey passes out! Rakija breaks the hold and jumps onto the cage to celebrate! Submission of the night, I'd say!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:29 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Arm Triangle). Riza Rakija!
A very excited looking Riza Rakija 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.
Ronald Rousey was interviewed post fight and said 'My hat's off to my opponent. He fought a great fight and won fair and square. I'm glad we were able to put on an exciting fight for you fans. Give it up, people!'.
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Event: HFC 111:Bailey vs Dolla     
Date:   Aug 05, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Galdra Kiddi and Riza Rakija. Rakija is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Rakija. 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.

184 cm
39
170 lbs
34 - 20 - 4
174 cm
32
167 lbs
13 - 11 - 1
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 34 wins, 20 losses and 4 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Galdra Kiddi!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Riza Rakija!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Don Winkell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rakija dives in for a single leg takedown but Kiddi sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Rakija misses with a low kick as Kiddi jumps back.

Rakija rushes Kiddi and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Kiddi.
Kiddi tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rakija tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kiddi's elbow.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Kiddi.
Rakija lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Kiddi.
I was talking to Kiddi's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Rakija blocking some punches.
A short left from Kiddi.
Rakija using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Kiddi tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rakija throws a head punch that misses.
Kiddi struggles to land a body shot inside as Rakija controls his hands.
Rakija prevents a body shot from Kiddi.
Rakija fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Kiddi tries a body shot but Rakija blocks it.
Kiddi leaning against his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija misses with the head strike.
Kiddi tries to throw a body punch but Rakija avoids it by throwing Kiddi back against the cage.
Kiddi struggles to land a body shot inside as Rakija controls his hands.
Rakija lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Rakija lands a right hand that snaps the head of Kiddi backwards.
Kiddi lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Kiddi blocking some punches.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Kiddi.
Kiddi lands a hook to the side of the head.
Kiddi tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rakija's elbow.
We've been informed that Rakija 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.
Kiddi working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Kiddi swings wildly with an uppercut but Rakija uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rakija is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Galdra Kiddi has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Riza Rakija.
Kiddi misses with a hook to the ribs.
Kiddi blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rakija lands a left hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Rakija just misses with a elbow thrown towards Kiddi's brow.
Kiddi misses with some punches.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rakija throws a punch but it's blocked by Kiddi.
Rakija misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rakija misses with some punches.
Kiddi tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Rakija lands a nice shot to the body.
Kiddi blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rakija misses with a hook from the clinch.
Kiddi blocking some punches.
Kiddi tries to throw a body punch but Rakija avoids it by throwing Kiddi back against the cage.
Rakija pushes Kiddi back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
A head punch on the inside from Kiddi fails to land.
Kiddi lands a body shot.
Rakija lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.

It looks like Galdra Kiddi has been cut.
Rakija throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Kiddis head.
Rakija tries to break free but Kiddi pushes him back against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rakija lands with a short punch from the clinch.
A nice right hand lands inside from Rakija.
Kiddi working aggressively here.
Kiddi fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rakija lands a left hand that snaps the head of Kiddi backwards.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kiddi.
Rakija scores with a nice hook to the head.
Kiddi swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Kiddi lands a body shot in the clinch.
Kiddi blocks an uppercut.
Rakija lands a hook that snaps the head of Kiddi backwards.
Rakija blocks an uppercut.
Kiddi lands a body punch.
Rakija blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Kiddi lands a right hand that snaps the head of Rakija backwards.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A short right from Rakija.
Rakija looking for a takedown.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Kiddi pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Rakija lands a head shot.
Rakija throws a body punch but Kiddi moves out of range.
Kiddi tries to counter with a takedown but Rakija is quick to defend against it.
Rakija doesn't manage to clinch there - Kiddi circles away.
Rakija wants to clinch up but Kiddi keeps it at a distance.
Rakija uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kiddi.
Rakija now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Kiddi missing with a left hand there. Rakija was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Rakija throws out a counter right but Kiddi avoids it with no problem.
Rakija throws a leg kick

and Kiddi counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Rakija is looking to control Kiddi's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Rakija avoid being mounted?

Kiddi is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Rakija defends it well.
Ground and pound from Kiddi.
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 Galdra Kiddi will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Galdra Kiddi's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Rakija takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Jab by Rakija.
Rakija tries to clinch

and Kiddi counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Rakija!
Rakija tries to bench press Kiddi off him but Kiddi keeps the position.
Kiddi is looking to take a break and control but Rakija is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

Kiddi thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Rakija is looking for a sweep.
Rakija keeps Kiddi under control for a moment.
Kiddi misses with an attempted head punch from side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kiddi is looking to take a break and control but Rakija is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Kiddi scoring with punches from side control.
Rakija manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!

Kiddi looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Rakija wants to take a breather but Kiddi is having none of it.
Kiddi wants to improve his position but Rakija is controlling well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Rakija is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Kiddi sees it coming and defends easily.
Kiddi is refusing to be controlled, as Rakija sits in half guard.
Kiddi is trying to get back to full guard.
Rakija works his foot free and advances to mount.
Kiddi prevents Rakija from taking his back.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kiddi slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Kiddi is trying to maintain the position but Rakija is very close to passing his half guard.
Rakija wants to pass the guard but Kiddi is defending well.
Kiddi is looking to control Rakija's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Kiddi avoid being mounted?
Rakija is stalling here. Kiddi is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Rakija seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Kiddi has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work.
Rakija on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Rakija takes a big shot right to the temple there but he's taken it well.
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.
You can see the frustration on Rakija's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Kiddi trying to control the position but Rakija is working away.
Kiddi is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Rakija sneaks back into half guard.
Kiddi looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Rakija with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rakija is trying to get back to full guard.
Rakija is trying to maintain the position but Kiddi is very close to passing his half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A jab from Rakija does it's job there.
Kiddi scores with a slapping inside leg kick.

Rakija clinches up with Kiddi and pushes him back against the cage.
Kiddi tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rakija's elbow.
Kiddi throws a punch but it's blocked by Rakija.
Kiddi can't find room to land a body shot as Rakija controls the action.
Rakija swings wildly with an uppercut but Kiddi uses good head movement to avoid it.
Kiddi misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Kiddi misses with a body punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rakija blocking some punches.
Riza Rakija seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Stalling in the clinch from Rakija.
Rakija misses with a hook to the ribs.
Still in the clinch, Rakija scores with a nice short uppercut.
Kiddi is trying to pull guard but Rakija has him pressed against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kiddi misses with a punch to the body.
Kiddi stops a takedown attempt from Rakija.
Rakija is pushing Kiddi up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Kiddi lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Rakija throws a head punch that misses.
Kiddi pushes Rakija back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Rakija gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Rakija blocks an uppercut.
Rakija misses with the head strike.
Rakija misses with a punch on the inside.
Kiddi blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rakija tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kiddi lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Rakija misses with a punch on the inside.
Kiddi fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Riza Rakija has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Galdra Kiddi is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rakija struggles to land a body shot inside as Kiddi controls his hands.
Kiddi pushes Rakija back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Rakija.
Kiddi blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rakija tries to throw a body punch but Kiddi avoids it by throwing Rakija back against the cage.
Rakija working aggressively here.
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!
Kiddi blocking some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Kiddi.
Kiddi tries a body shot but Rakija blocks it.
Rakija tries to throw a body punch but Kiddi avoids it by throwing Rakija back against the cage.
Kiddi struggles to land a body shot inside as Rakija controls his hands.
Rakija tries a body shot but Kiddi blocks it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rakija working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Rakija lands a right hand.
Rakija blocks an uppercut.
Rakija misses with a short punch on the inside.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Kiddi as Rakija tries to tie him up.
Rakija fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kiddi doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Rakija fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Kiddi misses with a punch to the body.
Kiddi lands a shot to the body.
Rakija tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rakija struggles to land a body shot inside as Kiddi controls his hands.

Rakija's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Donk. Kiddi catches Rakija right on the button with a cross.
Kiddi lands a jab to Rakija's midsection.
Rakija connects with a high kick.
Kiddi checks a leg kick.
Rakija lands with a nice body kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rakija checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Kiddi is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Kiddi shoots in but Rakija avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Despite the aggression on Rakija's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Rakija throws a nice outside leg kick.
Kiddi thows a leg kick but Rakija checks it
and Rakija makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.

And that's the end of the fight!
Riza Rakija comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Kiddi 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 28:29
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Galdra Kiddi!

Galdra Kiddi 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: EPL 12 Playoffs Round 1     
Date:   Jul 05, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Jack Gold and Riza Rakija. Rakija has chosen Rakija as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

171 cm
32
155 lbs
16 - 11 - 1
174 cm
31
167 lbs
12 - 11 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Jack Gold!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Riza Rakija!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Franklin, Alan Glass and Tiny Johnson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rakija throws a head kick but Gold moves out of range.
Jab, jab by Rakija - just one landing.
Jack Gold seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Gold lands with a nice body punch.
Rakija uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gold.
Gold slips a jab from Rakija.

A momentary lapse in concentration from Gold enables Rakija to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Gold manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
Gold controls Rakija momentarily but Rakija frees himself.
Gold wants to sweep but no luck.
Rakija trying to control but Gold is working from the bottom.
Rakija won't allow Gold to sweep him here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rakija content to stall in guard here.
Rakija advances position into side control!

That's one minute gone in the round.

Rakija looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Gold is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.
Gold is staying active underneath Rakija, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Rakija is pressing down on Gold's thigh, looking to free his foot. Gold is holding on for now.

Rakija is looking for a kimura but Gold is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Rakija to get the leverage.
Gold is in trouble now - Rakija has advanced to mount!
Gold can't escape the position.
Gold is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
My spies in Hellfire Antechamber inform me that Rakija has been getting involved in the gym's BJJ sparring sessions. Let's see whether that pays dividends!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gold is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Gold stops Rakija from taking his back. Still, being mounted isn't any better.

Rakija looking to secure an arm triangle but Gold defends it well.
Rakija manages to capitalize on a mistake by Gold to take his back!

The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Gold is staying cool under pressure, defending well against the rear naked choke attempt from his opponent.
Rakija controlling well, preventing Gold from escaping the position.

Rakija is working for the choke. I would put my money on him to finish from this position. He's rolled onto his back and has dragged Gold with him. Gold is trying to defend but Rakija has an arm under the chin now! Gold grimaces and is forced to tap out!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:18 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Riza Rakija!
Our winner, Riza Rakija, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: Ascension 0603     
Date:   Jun 03, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Alfredo Barbosa and Riza Rakija. Rakija has chosen Rakija as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Alfredo Barbosa has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

177 cm
33
160 lbs
17 - 18 - 0
174 cm
31
167 lbs
12 - 10 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 18 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Alfredo Barbosa!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Riza Rakija!
The judges for this bout are Stewart Dunkirk, George Francis and Robert Twigg.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A low kick from Barbosa misses
letting Rakija counter with a right hand.
Barbosa tried to score with a low kick but Rakija checks it.
Rakija throws a nice looking combination but Barbosa bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Rakija looks to land a body kick but Barbosa moved away.
Rakija fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Barbosa manages to avoid it.
Barbosa scores with a jab. Rakija acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Rakija misses with a head kick.
Rakija moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Barbosa ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Barbosa throws a body punch but Rakija moves out of range.
Rakija tries a quick counter leg kick but Barbosa is wise to it.
Rakija thuds his right hand into Barbosa's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Rakija throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Barbosa swats away the attempt to clinch by Rakija.
Barbosa on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Rakija. Rakija obviously looking to wear him down.
Barbosa cracks a nice hook into Rakija's ribs.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rakija misses with an uppercut. Barbosa saw that one coming.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija throws out a leg kick but Barbosa moves out of range and Rakija only half commits.
Rakija scores with a nice head shot.
Rakija fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A jab from Barbosa misses.
Rakija throws a hook but Barbosa blocks it.
Barbosa uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rakija.
Rakija uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Barbosa has time to react.
Alfredo Barbosa is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rakija rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Barbosa counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Barbosa scores with a hook to the body. Rakija takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Barbosa scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Barbosa is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Rakija throws a quick inside leg kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Rakija instigates a clinch.

Barbosa breaks the clinch.
Rakija throws a head kick but Barbosa moves out of range.
Rakija swings widly with a right hand

and Barbosa counters with a head kick that drops Rakija to the mat! Rakija scrambles across the canvas and gets back to his feet, still wobbly!

Rakija is rocked!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rakija throws a leg kick
and Barbosa counters with a huge left! Rakija is in big trouble! He's backing up but Barbosa isn't giving him chance to recover. Under a barage of punches the ref has to step in to save Rakija from any more damage. A dominating finish by Barbosa!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:08 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Alfredo Barbosa!
Alfredo Barbosa thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: Ascension 0426     
Date:   Apr 26, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Riza Rakija and Clarence McGee. Rakija comes to the cage accompanied by Rakija. 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!

174 cm
31
167 lbs
12 - 9 - 1
177 cm
29
170 lbs
16 - 14 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Fast

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Riza Rakija!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Clarence McGee!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, Colin Fotheringham and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
McGee wants to clinch but Rakija slips to the side
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Rakija looks to throw the jab but McGee is out of range.
McGee connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Rakija's hands.
McGee takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Rakija.
McGee throws a head kick that Rakija semi-blocks.
McGee keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A solid body kick from McGee.
McGee misses with a straight right.
We've been hearing reports that Rakija has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Rakija throws a lazy uppercut
and McGee counters with a slapping leg kick.
Rakija throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck McGee on the side of the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
McGee slips a jab and a cross from Rakija.
McGee is looking to land body kicks.
McGee dodges the punch combination from Rakija.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Rakija has taken the fight to the clinch.
Rakija jumps guard but McGee turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Rakija scores with a shot to the side of McGee's head.
Rakija misses with a hook to the ribs.
Rakija avoids the elbow strike from McGee, against the cage.
Rakija jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as McGee walks away with a smile on his face. Rakija gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Rakija throws the left hand but McGee avoids the punch easily.
McGee scores with a kick to the body.
McGee slips under a jab from Rakija.
Rakija throws a good cross that connects.
McGee on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Rakija. Rakija obviously looking to wear him down.
Rakija has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from McGee.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rakija 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.
McGee throws out a powerful jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rakija throws a leg kick but McGee sees it coming and checks it nicely.
McGee throws a big counter head kick but Rakija avoids it with no problem.
McGee jabbing away but nothing is landing.
McGee takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
McGee throws a head kick that half lands.
McGee slips under a jab from Rakija.
Clarence McGee is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
McGee scores with a nice head shot.
Rakija throws a body punch but McGee moves out of range.
McGee keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rakija.
Rakija pulls out of a head kick attempt.
McGee throws out a leg kick but Rakija moves out of range and McGee only half commits.
McGee lands with a nice body kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
McGee blocks a head kick by Rakija.
Rakija steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from McGee. That one must have hurt.
Rakija misses with a leg kick
and McGee counters with a leg kick.
McGee scores with a kick to the midsection.
Rakija fakes high and swings low for a body shot but McGee manages to avoid it.
Rakija throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
McGee throws a big counter head kick but Rakija avoids it with no problem.
McGee lets loose with a powerful body kick. Rakija will feel that in the morning.
Rakija needs to keep his hands up - McGee had a free shot at his head there.
Rakija misses with a hook
and McGee counters with a straight right hand.
A chopping leg kick lands by McGee.
Rakija takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Rakija wants to clinch but McGee slips to the side
and McGee connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rakija lands with an overhand left.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rakija throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
McGee tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Rakija throws a sloppy head kick
and McGee counters with an outside leg kick.
McGee tries to clinch but Rakija is having none of it.
A clash of legs there as Rakija blocks the low kick.
Rakija throws a right hand that misses
and McGee counters with a nice body kick.
Rakija missing with a left hand there. McGee was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Rakija takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Rakija throws a low kick but it's checked well by McGee.
McGee slips a straight right by Rakija.
McGee flicks out a counter leg kick but Rakija steps away.
McGee connects with a solid leg kick.
McGee blocks a head kick by Rakija.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Nice defenses there by McGee.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


McGee is looking to land body kicks.
Clarence McGee seems to be getting the better of the standup.
McGee throws a low kick, looking for Rakija's leg but Rakija calmly moves out of range.
Rakija fakes a jab and throws a low kick but McGee checks it well.
A jab from Rakija misses.
McGee chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Rakija is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by McGee.
McGee tries a quick counter leg kick but Rakija is wise to it.
Rakija scores with the left hand. McGee knows he should have avoided that one.
McGee tries to close the distance and clinch but Rakija swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
McGee chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rakija can pounce on him.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
McGee goes for a high kick. It partially lands.

Rakija is rocked!
McGee looks to throw the jab but Rakija is out of range.
A quick step to the side and Rakija tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
McGee throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
McGee swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Whack! McGee lands a heavy head kick that drops Rakija. The ref tackles McGee to stop the fight - a great save by the referee because Rakija was done.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:56 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Head Kick). Clarence McGee!
After the fight, Clarence McGee was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
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Event: Ascension 0408     
Date:   Apr 08, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between En Sabah Nur and Riza Rakija. Rakija has chosen Rakija as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

174 cm
37
162 lbs
9 - 2 - 0
174 cm
30
167 lbs
12 - 8 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, En Sabah Nur!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Riza Rakija!
The judges for this bout are James Atkins, James Glass and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
An inside leg kick lands from Rakija.
Sabah Nur misses with a looping left.
Rakija swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Rakija connects with a right hand. Sabah Nur shakes it off.
Sabah Nur takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Sabah Nur throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Sabah Nur on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Rakija lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Sabah Nur throws a lazy body kick
enabling Rakija to counter with a crisp jab.
Sabah Nur scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Sabah Nur misses with a lunging right hand
and Rakija cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sabah Nur throws the kick towards the body but Rakija avoids it.
Rakija now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Rakija is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Sabah Nur scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Rakija doesn't seem bothered though.
Sabah Nur slips under a jab from Rakija.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sabah Nur misses with a wild body shot.
Sabah Nur swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Sabah Nur throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Rakija counters with a good low kick that Sabah Nur was not able to check.
Sabah Nur misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Rakija counters with a nice body shot.
Rakija is looking to clinch.
Rakija blocks a jab.
Sabah Nur throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

Sabah Nur gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Rakija to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Sabah Nur is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Sabah Nur not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sabah Nur keeping moving, preventing Rakija from controlling successfully.
Rakija controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Sabah Nur keeping full guard, as Rakija tries to pass.
Rakija controls from within his opponent's guard.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.
Sabah Nur keeping full guard, as Rakija tries to pass.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rakija shoots in for a takedown but Sabah Nur shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Sabah Nur slips under a jab.
Sabah Nur connects with a body shot that sends Rakija's belly button to the back.
Sabah Nur tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Rakija paws at him with a jab and circles away.
En Sabah Nur is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

Sabah Nur moves into range and clinches up with Rakija.
A short uppercut from Sabah Nur.
Sabah Nur blocks an elbow strike.

Sabah Nur's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
A jab from Rakija does it's job there.
Sabah Nur throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rakija doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Rakija keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rakija scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Sabah Nur doesn't seem bothered though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rakija keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rakija looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Rakija avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Sabah Nur throws an overhand right that lands on Rakija's shoulder, as Rakija tries to avoid the shot.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rakija loads up on a big right hand but Sabah Nur slips the punch.
Rakija fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Sabah Nur manages to avoid it.
Sabah Nur throws a hook to the side of Rakija's head but Rakija sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Sabah Nur throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Rakija sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rakija throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Rakija throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Sabah Nur.
Nice body punch from Sabah Nur.
Rakija misses with a wild combination.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rakija misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Sabah Nur tries to counter by clinching up but Rakija breaks away and moves out of range.
Sabah Nur misses with a body shot.
Sabah Nur keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rakija.
Rakija throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Riza Rakija seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A cross from Sabah Nur lands.
Rakija misses with a looping left.
Rakija finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Sabah Nur lands with a good body shot.
Rakija misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
It looked like Sabah Nur was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Rakija.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sabah Nur tries to clinch but Rakija is having none of it.
Rakija throws out a counter right but Sabah Nur avoids it with no problem.
Rakija misses with a straight left.
The fight stays on the outside here - Sabah Nur looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Rakija! But no joy.
Sabah Nur buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sabah Nur lands a jab-cross combination.
Sabah Nur throws a right hand that misses
and Rakija counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Sabah Nur misses with a wild body shot.

Sabah Nur drops Rakija with a beautiful combination! Rakija stares up at his opponent, who ushers him back to his feet - Sabah Nur is looking for the KO!

Rakija is rocked!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sabah Nur punishes Rakija's body with a nice straight punch.
Rakija is still on wobbly legs! Can Sabah Nur finish him?
Sabah Nur cracks Rakija with a hook to the temple - Rakija is on wobbly legs here! Sabah Nur swarms him with hook after hook, landing with each one! Rakija falls to the canvas face first and the referee dives in to stop the fight! Sabah Nur wins by TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:33 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). En Sabah Nur!
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Event: Ascension 0315     
Date:   Mar 15, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Jack Gold and Riza Rakija. Rakija has chosen Rakija as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

171 cm
31
155 lbs
15 - 9 - 0
174 cm
30
167 lbs
11 - 8 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Jack Gold!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Riza Rakija!
The judges for this bout are Alan Glass, Stewart Dunkirk and Wesley Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gold takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Rakija chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Rakija stuffs the takedown.
Rakija throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Gold on the side of the head.
Gold lands a really nice looking cross but Rakija seems unphased.
Gold shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Rakija sprawls well. Rakija wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Gold gets slowly back to his feet.
Rakija slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Rakija slips under a jab from Gold.
Gold takes a swing at Rakija's ribcage but misses.
Rakija dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Gold. That did some damage!
A head kick misses from Rakija.
Gold is looking to counter punch.
Rakija throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Gold looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rakija loads up on a big right hand but Gold slips the punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija throws a head kick that Gold semi-blocks.

Gold is rocked!

It looks like Jack Gold has been cut.
Rakija finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Rakija slips under a jab from Gold.
Rakija scores with a sloppy right hand. Gold should have avoided that one.
Gold chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rakija can pounce on him.
Rakija misses with a double jab
and Gold counters with a nice uppercut.
Gold takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Oh Gold is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Rakija with a hook.
Gold scores with a hook to the body. Rakija takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rakija avoids the head kick by Gold.
We've been informed that Rakija 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.
Gold steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rakija.
Gold seems to have got his legs back now.
Rakija misses with a left hand
and Gold counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Rakija throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
A little feinted left hand from Gold on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Gold lands a nice hook to Rakija's body. Rakija takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Jack Gold seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gold connects with the punch.
A head kick misses from Gold.
Rakija only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Gold scores with a sloppy right hand. Rakija should have avoided that one.
Gold just misses with a punch to the body.
Rakija lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Gold takes a swing at Rakija's ribcage but misses.
Rakija throws a head kick that misses.
Rakija slips under a jab.
Gold lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Gold misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Jack Gold. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Rakija keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rakija let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Gold keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Gold misses with a straight left.
Rakija steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gold catches Rakija with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Rakija fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gold manages to avoid it.
Gold looks to land a combination but Rakija avoids it well.
Gold works the jab nicely.
Rakija fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gold manages to avoid it.

Gold moves into the clinch successfully.
Gold doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
Rakija jumps guard but Gold turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.

Rakija gets control of Gold's arms and successfully pulls guard. Rakija will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
Rakija controls Gold momentarily but Gold frees himself.
Rakija keeping moving, preventing Gold from controlling successfully.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rakija controls Gold momentarily but Gold frees himself.
Rakija seems keen to control Gold's posture.

Rakija is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Gold defends well.
Rakija seems keen to control Gold's posture.
Rakija utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.

Rakija is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Rakija not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Riza Rakija will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Jack Gold's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Gold swinging wildly here.
Gold scores with a hook to the body. Rakija takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Gold throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Rakija counters with a stiff right hand.
Gold swinging wildly here.
Rakija throws the left hand but Gold avoids the punch easily.
A big left from Rakija misses.
Gold looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Gold lands a right hook to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rakija throws a big shot that misses.
Rakija shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Gold throws an off balance right hand
and Rakija counters with a low kick, right behind Gold 's knee.
Rakija misses with a two punch combination.
A quick step to the side and Gold tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Gold tries a head kick but it misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gold throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Gold swings for the body but Rakija moves out of range.
Gold misses with a hook. Rakija ducked under it nicely.
Gold fails to land the takedown.
Rakija misses with a straight left.
A little feinted left hand from Gold on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
A slapping leg kick lands for Rakija.
Gold tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Rakija swivels and escapes.
Gold steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rakija.
Nice shot by Rakija.
Gold throws a body punch but Rakija moves out of range.
Rakija jabs Gold right on the nose. Gold blinks but takes it well.
Rakija throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Gold on the side of the head.
Gold throws a big shot that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rakija takes a head kick and keeps coming.

Rakija closes the distance and clinches.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rakija tries to work over Gold's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A short right from Rakija on the inside.
Rakija effectively controlling the action here.
Rakija fails to pull guard.
Rakija looks to throw an elbow but misses.
A shot in the inside from Gold.
Rakija stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Gold misses with a hook from the clinch.
Rakija stalling in the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rakija.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rakija takes a shot to the head.
Gold prevents a body shot from Rakija.
Rakija lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Rakija blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Rakija looks to throw an elbow but misses.
Gold misses with a punch on the inside.
Rakija lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Nice elbow from Rakija.
Rakija lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Gold backwards.
Gold misses with some punches.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Rakija swings wildly with an uppercut but Gold uses good head movement to avoid it.

Rakija pulls Gold into guard.
Gold trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rakija is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Rakija looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Gold slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Gold is fighting to break Rakija's control of his arms but Rakija is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Rakija wants to sweep here but Gold controlling him for the moment.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Riza Rakija showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Jack Gold's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Gold misses with a wild body shot.
Rakija misses with a straight left.
Gold swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Rakija scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Rakija throws out a powerful jab.
Rakija jabs Gold right on the nose. Gold blinks but takes it well.
Rakija checks the leg kick.
Rakija moves away from the strike by Gold.
Gold throws a shot from downtown. Rakija moves away and avoids it.
A big right from Rakija misses.
Rakija has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Rakija lands with a thumping leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jab, jab by Rakija - just one landing.
Rakija throws a looping overhand right but Gold ducks down to avoid it.
Rakija swinging wildly here.
Gold just misses with a punch to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gold tries to close the distance and clinch but Rakija swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Gold uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rakija.
A combination from Gold does no damage.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Rakija! But no joy.
Rakija cracks Gold with a right hand to the side of the head.
Rakija tries to work over Gold's front leg with a kick but Gold checks it.
Rakija lands with a nice body punch.
Gold throws out a powerful jab.
Gold steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rakija.
Nice uppercut lands for Rakija. That snapped Gold's head back.
Gold uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rakija.
Gold waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Rakija.
Gold misses the shot to the body.
Gold moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Jack Gold has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rakija fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Gold throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Rakija counters with a nice uppercut.
Rakija throws a hook but Gold blocks it.
Gold slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Gold ducks under a wild hook from Rakija.
Gold throws a body shot but no joy.

Rakija gets taken down but at least he's managed to land in guard.
Gold stopping the sweep attempt from Rakija.
Gold landing with the ground and pound.
Gold is in close to Rakija's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Gold works over Rakija with some ground and pound from guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rakija pulls Gold in close to prevent any damage.
Gold trying to control but Rakija is working from the bottom.
Rakija utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Gold trying to control but Rakija is working from the bottom.
Riza Rakija is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Gold trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Rakija is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Rakija avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Rakija has control of Gold's left arm, preventing Gold from doing any damage.

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

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rakija. Gold does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rakija throws a looping overhand right but Gold ducks down to avoid it.
A little feinted left hand from Gold on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Nice sprawl there from Rakija as Gold shoots in.
Gold thuds a left hand into Rakija's body.
A shot to the body from Gold misses
and Rakija counters with a nice leg kick.
Gold throws a left and a right that both miss
letting Rakija counter with a right hand.
Rakija scores with a jab to the body.
Riza Rakija is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Gold with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Rakija to score with a decent uppercut.
Gold is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Rakija.
Rakija throws a fast counter high kick but Gold manages to duck under it in time.
Rakija lands a nice hook to Gold's body. Gold takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Gold looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Rakija moves out of range as Gold throws a body kick.

And that's the end of the fight!
Riza Rakija comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Rakija 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 Alan Glass scores the fight 27:30
Judge Stewart Dunkirk scores the fight 27:30
Judge Wesley Smith scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Riza Rakija!

Riza Rakija thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: Ascension 0218     
Date:   Feb 18, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Ashton Eaton and Riza Rakija. Chooooooooon! I think Eaton might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Eminem - Berzerk. Rakija is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Rakija. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

170 cm
33
161 lbs
25 - 11 - 0
174 cm
30
167 lbs
10 - 8 - 1
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Ashton Eaton!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Riza Rakija!
The judges for this bout are Wesley Smith, Robert Twigg and Stewart Dunkirk.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rakija throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Eaton misses with a looping left.
Rakija moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.

Eaton dives in and scores a takedown into Rakija's guard.
Rakija keeping moving, preventing Eaton from controlling successfully.
Rakija looking to control.
Eaton trying to control the position from guard on top but Rakija is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Rakija is controlling Eaton's posture.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rakija 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.
Rakija pulls Eaton in close to prevent any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Rakija pushing down on Eaton's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.

Rakija 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.
Eaton wants to control but Rakija is keeping busy.
Rakija tries to pass the half guard into mount. Eaton knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Eaton is trying to get back to full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Eaton is looking to control Rakija's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Eaton avoid being mounted?

Rakija is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Rakija tries to pass the half guard into mount. Eaton knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Eaton trying to control but Rakija postures up.
Rakija trying to control the action but Eaton is working from the bottom.
Rakija prevents Eaton from improving his position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Eaton trying to control here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rakija tries to pass to full mount but Eaton defends it.
Rakija passes the guard and advances to mount!
Eaton tries to lock up and control but Rakija gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Eaton prevents Rakija from taking his back.
Rakija trying to control but he's not successful this time.

Rakija looking for an armbar but decides to keep the dominant position instead.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rakija avoids the attempt from Eaton to control.
Eaton keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Eaton tries to hold on but Rakija postures up.
Rakija prevents Eaton from getting the reversal.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Rakija takes Eaton's back. Could be looking for a rear naked choke here - either way, Eaton is in trouble.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Rakija is working for the rear naked choke. He has one arm under the chin but Eaton has hold of the other arm. A bit of a stalemate here.

Rakija has the hooks in and he's looking for a rear naked choke here. Eaton is defending well but eventually Rakija manages to get an arm under the chin and he's locked on the RNC! Eaton has no choice but to tap now! He does! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:57 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Riza Rakija!
After winning the bout, Riza Rakija thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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Event: Ascension 0204     
Date:   Feb 04, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Marco Ajax and Riza Rakija. Ajax comes to the cage accompanied by For Heavy Metal we will die!. Rakija is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Rakija. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

160 cm
31
158 lbs
20 - 11 - 1
174 cm
30
167 lbs
10 - 7 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Marco Ajax!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Riza Rakija!
The judges for this bout are Tatsuya Matsuyama, Yukihiro Shimada and Hirohito Nitta.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rakija chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Ajax with a poor takedown
and Rakija counters with a nice body shot.
Ajax has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Heavy Metal in the buildup to the fight.
Ajax scores with a push kick.
A low kick from Ajax is predictable there
and Rakija counters with a straight right hand.
A chopping leg kick lands by Ajax.
Ajax keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
And Ajax counters with a quick kick to the body but Rakija blocks it.
Rakija defending well as Ajax loads up on a big left hand.
The fighters circling - Ajax throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Ajax changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Rakija tries to avoid it but Ajax manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Rakija to the ground. Rakija escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Ajax pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rakija walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Ajax fails with a takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Marco Ajax. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Ajax was well out of range. Poor timing from Rakija.
Ajax throws a shot from downtown. Rakija moves away and avoids it.
Ajax scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Rakija doesn't seem bothered though.

Ajax gets a takedown into half guard.
Rakija is looking for a sweep. Ajax is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Ajax content to control rather than advance.
Rakija is concentrating on defense, preventing Ajax from advancing position.
Ajax is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ajax trying to control from Rakija's half guard. Rakija has other ideas though and has regained full guard.
Ajax trying to control the position from guard on top but Rakija is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Rakija is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
Ajax wants to control from the top but Rakija keeps moving.
Rakija is trying to control the position but Ajax postures up.
Rakija seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Ajax 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.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.
Rakija looking to control.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Ajax throws a leg kick
and Rakija counters with a stiff right hand.

Ajax closes the distance and clinches.
A short left from Rakija.
Rakija manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
A short uppercut from Ajax.
Rakija misses with a punch to the body.
Ajax tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Ajax misses with a punch to the body.
Ajax lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Ajax can't find room to land a body shot as Rakija controls the action.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Rakija fails to land.
Ajax is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Rakija pulls him back up using the underhooks.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Ajax.
Rakija working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Ajax doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Rakija creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Ajax blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Rakija scores with a shoulder strike.
Rakija lands a left hand that snaps the head of Ajax backwards.
Ajax can't find room to land a body shot as Rakija controls the action.
Ajax throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Rakija makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Rakija prevents a body shot from Ajax.
Ajax on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Rakija throws a punch but it's blocked by Ajax.
Ajax misses with some punches.
Ajax tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A knee to the head by Rakija.
Ajax lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Ajax makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
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 Marco Ajax 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.


Ajax gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Rakija counters with a straight right hand.
Ajax tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Rakija manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Riza Rakija seems to be getting the better of the standup.

Ajax closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Rakija to the mat! Rakija manages to get full guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Ajax is fighting to break Rakija's control of his arms but Rakija is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
Ajax distracts Rakija with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Ajax trying to control the position from guard on top but Rakija is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Rakija looking to control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ajax being controlled here momentarily.
Rakija is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ajax working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Rakija is trying to control the position from the bottom.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
A jab lands there for Rakija.
Ajax misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Ajax throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rakija slips a straight right by Ajax.
Rakija tries a quick counter leg kick but Ajax is wise to it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ajax keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rakija.
Ajax throws a poor cross that misses
and Rakija counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Rakija throws a chopping leg kick but Ajax manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Ajax sizes up Rakija with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Rakija on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.

Ajax scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rakija is not content to let Ajax control the position.
Rakija is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Ajax's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
Rakija wants to control but Ajax is keeping busy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rakija is looking for a sweep. Ajax is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Rakija keeps trying to improve his position.
Rakija is not content to let Ajax control the position.
Ajax working Rakija over with strikes.
Rakija has hold of Ajax's hands but Ajax slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.
Ajax wants to take a breather but Rakija is having none of it.
Rakija avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Ajax.
Ajax winds up and cracks Rakija with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Ajax 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.

Rakija is rocked!
Ajax looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Rakija with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.
Rakija is still in real trouble! Can Ajax finish him?
Ajax controlling the pace.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Rakija is defending against the submission attempts here by Ajax.
Ajax looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Rakija seems to have recovered his senses.
Rakija blocking the ground and pound attempt from Ajax.
Rakija controlling the position for now.
Rakija trying to control from the bottom.
Ajax is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Rakija can do to turn this around?
Rakija on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rakija is staying active underneath Ajax, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Rakija trying to control but Ajax postures up.
Ajax seems content to maintain position for now, rather than mounting any offense.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Marco Ajax dominated that second round.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. So, we enter the final round. Let's see if either fighter can bring us a finish, or whether we're going to the judges scorecards.


Ajax tries to land a body kick
and Rakija counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Ajax swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Ajax throws the left hand but Rakija avoids the punch easily.
Rakija is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Ajax punishes Rakija's body with a nice straight punch.
Rakija has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Ajax shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Rakija as he jumps to the side.
Rakija slips a straight right by Ajax.
Rakija flicks out a counter leg kick but Ajax steps away.
Ajax throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Rakija on the side of the head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rakija staying out of range there.
It seemed like Rakija was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Ajax with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Rakija to score with a decent uppercut.
Ajax with a nice cross.
Rakija tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ajax misses with a body punch
and Rakija connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
That kick from Rakija tenderised Ajax's leg. Ajax is trying to keep his angry face on.
Ajax throws a good cross that connects.

Ajax shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Rakija trying to control from the bottom.
Rakija has his hands clasped together around Ajax's back. He's all about the action.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rakija is trying to maintain the position but Ajax is very close to passing his half guard.
Riza Rakija has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rakija works his way to full guard. Good work.
Rakija trying to control the position.
Rakija tries to land a sweep but no joy.

Rakija had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Ajax defends it easily.
Rakija utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Ajax pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Rakija is keeping the position for now.
Rakija seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Ajax controls from within his opponent's guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ajax chips away with some ground and pound.
Ajax is in close to Rakija's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Rakija being controlled here, momentarily.
Ajax working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Rakija's head.
Ajax wants to pass the guard but Rakija is keeping the position.
Rakija looking to hit a scissor sweep but Ajax is one step ahead there.
Ajax throws a big right hand that misses.

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.
Rakija has his hands on Ajax's head, controlling the position.
Ajax trying to control but Rakija 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.
Marco Ajax seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rakija uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Ajax.
Ajax lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.

Ajax closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Rakija's guard.
Marco Ajax overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rakija pulls Ajax in close to his closed guard and prevents Ajax from doing any damage or advancing position.

Rakija is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Ajax is aware though and is defending well.

And that's the end of the fight!
Marco Ajax showed his dominance in that final round.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Ajax, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Tatsuya Matsuyama scores the fight 30:28
Judge Yukihiro Shimada scores the fight 30:27
Judge Hirohito Nitta scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Marco Ajax!

A very excited looking Marco Ajax rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
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
42%

 

Event: Ascension 0107     
Date:   Jan 07, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Mystery Perfect and Riza Rakija. Rakija has chosen Rakija as his entrance music. The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.

175 cm
26
169 lbs
10 - 6 - 0
174 cm
29
167 lbs
10 - 7 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Mystery Perfect!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Riza Rakija!
The judges for this bout are Chris Downing, Robert Twigg and Stewart Dunkirk.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Perfect shoots for a double leg takedown but Rakija sprawls well. He's pushed Perfect's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Rakija throws a body punch but Perfect moves out of range.
Perfect with a poor takedown
and Perfect takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Rakija connects with a solid leg kick.
Rakija throws a right hand that Perfect ducks under and follows up with a left that Perfect also avoids with ease.
Perfect takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.

Rakija clinches with his opponent.
Rakija lands an elbow inside that Perfect shrugs off.
Rakija prevents a takedown attempt there.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Mystery Perfect. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Perfect is trying to force a seperation but Rakija has the dominant position.
Rakija misses with a punch on the inside.
Perfect has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Rakija avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Rakija makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Rakija misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Perfect.
A nice glancing elbow lands by Rakija.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Perfect is working for takedown but Rakija is calmly controlling the position for now.
Rakija tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Perfect avoids it.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Perfect's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Perfect feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Rakija's calf.
Perfect staying out of range there.
Rakija scoring well with a low kick there.
Rakija tried to score with a low kick but Perfect checks it.
Perfect takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Rakija checks a leg kick.
Rakija throws a jab but it's blocked by Perfect.
Perfect looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
No luck for Perfect with that takedown attempt.
Perfect slips under a jab.
Rakija checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Perfect lands a nice looking body shot.
Perfect slips a straight right by Rakija.
Rakija misses with a body shot.
Rakija ducks down and throws a hook to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Perfect blocks a head kick by Rakija.
Perfect moves into range and connects with a jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rakija waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Perfect.
A head kick misses from Rakija.
Perfect moves out of range of the strikes.
Rakija throws a shot from downtown. Perfect moves away and avoids it.
Perfect misses with a head kick.
Rakija looks to land a body kick but Perfect moved away.
Rakija throws a body punch but Perfect moves out of range.
Perfect was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Perfect tries to score with a low kick but Rakija moves his leg out of the way.
Rakija is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Perfect with a body shot.
Perfect swats away the attempt to clinch by Rakija.
Perfect throwing a counter right hand but Rakija manages to avoid it.
Perfect lands a jab-cross combination.
Perfect tries to bum rush Rakija with a series of wild strikes but Rakija uses good footwork to avoid the assault.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perfect shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
letting Rakija counter with a right hand.
Rakija misses with a straight left.
Perfect is looking to score with low kicks.
Rakija avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Rakija throws a leg kick that is checked
and Perfect counters with a leg kick.
Perfect avoids a kick to the body.
Perfect changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Perfect slips a jab from Rakija.
Perfect takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Rakija throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Perfect sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Rakija lands a leg kick that knocks Perfect off balance momentarily.
Rakija throws a nice outside leg kick.
Rakija gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Perfect.

Rakija darts in and clinches Perfect up against the cage.
Rakija lands an elbow inside that Perfect shrugs off.

Perfect's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rakija misses with a body shot.
Perfect lands a really nice looking cross but Rakija seems unphased.
Perfect walks into a stiff left hand from Rakija.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Rakija.
Perfect checks a leg kick nicely.
A slapping leg kick lands for Perfect.
Rakija is looking to slow Perfect down with leg kicks.
Rakija fails to land with a series of punches.
Rakija chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Rakija fails to land with a series of punches.
Good standup being displayed there by Perfect as he connects with a hook.
Perfect shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Rakija pinned against the cage. Rakija gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Perfect uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Rakija.
Perfect seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rakija ducks right into an uppercut from Perfect.
Rakija throws a head kick that misses

and Perfect counters with a nice double leg into guard.
Perfect stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Rakija swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Perfect throwing strikes from guard but Rakija blocks nicely.
Perfect trying to control the position from guard on top but Rakija is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Rakija is trying to control the position but Perfect postures up.
Rakija has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rakija is controlling Perfect's posture.
Rakija is continuing to stall.
Rakija looking for a sweep. Not yet Rakija, not yet.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perfect trying to control the position from guard on top but Rakija is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
That kick from Rakija tenderised Perfect's leg. Perfect is trying to keep his angry face on.
Rakija motions for Perfect to come forward. Rakija throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Perfect takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Rakija fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Perfect is out of range.
Perfect cracks Rakija with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Perfect looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Perfect keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rakija throws out a loose jab but Perfect uses good head movement to avoid it.
Perfect ducks under a wild hook from Rakija.
A jab from Rakija misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A low kick from Rakija is predictable there
and Perfect counters with an outside leg kick.
Perfect steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rakija.
Perfect connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Rakija throws an off balance right hand
and Perfect counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Perfect has his takedown stuffed
and Rakija cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rakija fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Perfect is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
A telegraphed right hand from Rakija misses the target.
Perfect feinted there with a counter leg kick.
An inside leg kick lands from Perfect.
Rakija missing with a left hand there. Perfect was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Perfect tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Rakija connects with a crisp jab.
Perfect moves away from the strike by Rakija.
It looked like Perfect was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Rakija lands with a good body shot.
Rakija throws a leg kick

and Perfect counters with a single leg into guard. Rakija didn't expect that.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perfect trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Rakija pulls Perfect in close to prevent any damage.
Rakija looking to control.
Perfect is working Rakija over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Rakija is pulling down on Perfect's head to control his posture.
Perfect with a nice head shot there.

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.
Perfect stopping the sweep attempt from Rakija.
Rakija has Perfect pulled in close to control his posture.
The referee wants the fighters to be more active or he's going to reset them on the feet.
We've been hearing that Perfect has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Perfect trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Rakija bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Perfect's guard.

Perfect tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Rakija slips nicely into half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Mystery Perfect will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Rakija checks a leg kick.
Rakija lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Perfect scores with a three punch combo!
Rakija stuffs the takedown attempt from Perfect. Perfect gets slowly back to his feet.
Perfect lands a nice hook to Rakija's body. Rakija takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rakija. Perfect does a little dance to reset his feet.
Rakija misses with a looping left.
Perfect swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Rakija counters with a left to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A decent looking cross lands there for Rakija.
Perfect walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Perfect connects with a crisp jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rakija tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Perfect circles away from the clinch attempt

and Perfect counters with a shoot takedown into half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Perfect not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Perfect not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Rakija trying to control but Perfect postures up.
Perfect thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Rakija is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Rakija is controlling Perfect's trapped leg to prevent Perfect from advancing to side control.
Rakija is looking for a sweep. Perfect is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Rakija is controlling Perfect's position as best he can from this difficult position.
Mystery Perfect overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Perfect trying to mount his opponent but Rakija defends it.
Rakija has found himself in a tricky position here. He's been working his transitions in training so let's see if he can work his way out of it.
Rakija is refusing to be controlled, as Perfect sits in half guard.
Rakija is looking to improve his position.
Perfect trying to control from half guard but Rakija is working away.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Rakija misses with a jab, cross combination.
Perfect fails with the takedown.
Riza Rakija is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Perfect looks to score with a jab to the body but Rakija is just out of range.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Rakija 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 Perfect has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Perfect and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
A little feinted left hand from Perfect on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Perfect throws out a powerful jab.
Riza Rakija seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Rakija cracks the inside of Perfect's front leg.
Rakija chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Rakija misses the body punch
and Perfect counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Rakija tries to clinch there but Perfect circles away.
Perfect attempts a counter takedown but Rakija avoids it well and moves away.
Rakija throws a body punch but Perfect moves out of range.
Perfect looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Perfect swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Rakija.
Rakija throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Rakija throws a quick inside leg kick.
Rakija misses with a hook.
Rakija throws a low kick but Perfect moves out of range easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Perfect connects with a crisp jab.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Perfect keeps the fight on the outside.
Rakija waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Perfect.
Nice body punch from Perfect.
Rakija will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
A head kick misses from Rakija.
Perfect lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Perfect throws a lazy head kick
and Rakija counters with a nice body kick.
Rakija works Perfect's body with a nice hook.
Perfect will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Rakija throws a body punch but Perfect moves out of range.
Rakija lands with a shot to the body.

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 Mystery Perfect.
I think Perfect 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 Chris Downing scores the fight 29:28
Judge Robert Twigg scores the fight 29:29
Judge Stewart Dunkirk scores the fight 28:29

The fight is ruled a draw!
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
57%

 

Event: EPL 11.2     
Date:   Dec 07, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Marco Ajax and Riza Rakija. Chooooooooon! I think Ajax might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to For Heavy Metal we will die!. Rakija is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Rakija. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

160 cm
30
158 lbs
19 - 10 - 1
174 cm
29
167 lbs
9 - 7 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Marco Ajax!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Riza Rakija!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Don Winkell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rakija fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Ajax manages to avoid it.
We've been informed that Rakija 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.

Ajax shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches Rakija napping and manages to drive through into side control!

Ajax thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
I wouldn't like to be where Rakija is right now.

Ajax is trying to get an arm triangle but Rakija is defending well.
Rakija stuck in half guard on the bottom here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ajax sitting in side control, looking to soften his opponent up with elbows and hammerfists but Rakija is avoiding damage well and looking to escape the position.
Rakija avoids any damage from the ground and pound of Ajax.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Ajax misses with an attempted head punch from side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija tries to bench press Ajax off him but Ajax keeps the position.
Ajax trying to control the action but Rakija is working from the bottom.
Ajax lands a nice forearm strike.
You can see the frustration on Rakija's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

Ajax working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Rakija is trying to control Ajax's posture but Ajax avoids it.
Rakija is trying to avoid being dragged into an even worse position than he's already in but Ajax is staying active.

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.

Ajax is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Rakija knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
The ground and pound from Ajax seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.
Rakija struggling a bit here.
Rakija is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
Rakija takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
Rakija struggling a bit here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ajax is looking to take a break and control but Rakija is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
An elbow from Ajax crashes against the mat.
Ajax laying and praying for a moment but Rakija takes advantage and regains half guard.
Rakija is looking to control Ajax's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Rakija avoid being mounted?
Rakija is holding on to half guard well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Ajax missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Ajax throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Rakija is doing well to control the position and prevent Ajax from advancing to side control.
Rakija wants to control but Ajax is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Rakija controlling the position well.
Ajax sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Rakija defending well though.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Ajax is working for a submission of some sort.
Ajax is keen to just control but Rakija is a slippery customer.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rakija steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Ajax.

Ajax shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Rakija is controlling Ajax's position as best he can from this difficult position.
Ajax wants to control but Rakija is keeping him busy.
The fighters are battling for position here. Rakija manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Ajax is in close to Rakija's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Ajax postures up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rakija seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
We've been hearing that Ajax has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Rakija avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Rakija not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Rakija holds on and takes a little breather.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija keeping moving, preventing Ajax from controlling successfully.

Ajax stands up over his opponent, looking to dive in with a big punch. Here he comes, superman style! Oh, the punch misses and Rakija has got him in a triangle choke for good measure! Oh no! Ajax manages to get his head free but now Rakija has transitioned to an armbar! Ajax grimaces and is forced to tap! Beautiful Jiu Jitsu from Rakija! I'd be surprised if that didn't end up as submission of the night!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:38 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Riza Rakija!
Our winner, Riza Rakija, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Oct 26, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Riza Rakija and Pit Bull. Rakija's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Rakija. Buckle up people - heeeeeeeeeere we go!

174 cm
28
167 lbs
8 - 7 - 0
165 cm
20
164 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Powerful takedowns
Decent boxing
Good gas tank

KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250

Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)
Urban Fighter



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Riza Rakija!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Pit Bull!
The judges for this bout are Taro Takaoka, Shigeki Fujiwara and Yukihiro Yamamoto.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bull throws an ugly left hook that misses
enabling Rakija to counter with a crisp jab.

Rakija takes the fight into the clinch.
Rakija lands a nice uppercut.
Bull is trying to push Rakija away but Rakija has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Bull takes a knee right on the jaw!
Rakija has Bull pressed against the cage, preventing Bull from circling away and getting back to striking at range.

Rakija breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Bull tests Rakija's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Bull walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Bull blocks a head kick by Rakija.
Donk. Bull catches Rakija right on the button with a cross.
Bull chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Rakija can pounce on him.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Rakija walks into a jab.
Pit Bull seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rakija looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Bull will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Rakija is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Bull defending well as Rakija loads up on a big left hand.
Bull looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Bull slips under a jab.
Bull missing with a left hand there. Rakija was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Bull throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rakija looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Bull lands a nice hook to Rakija's body. Rakija takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Rakija scores with a body shot.

Rakija clinches with his opponent.
Rakija landing knees to the head.
A short uppercut from Rakija.
Rakija lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rakija lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
A short left from Rakija.
Rakija lands an elbow inside.
Rakija throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Bulls head.
Rakija lands a left hand that snaps the head of Bull backwards.
Bull takes an elbow to the temple.
Bull takes an elbow to the forehead.

It looks like Pit Bull has been cut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rakija lands a right hand that snaps the head of Bull backwards.

Rakija's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.

Bull tries to keep at a distance but Rakija has taken the fight into the clinch.
Rakija lands an elbow inside.
Rakija comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
Rakija creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Bull's defenses.
Rakija lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Rakija lands a damaging elbow.
Rakija lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Rakija lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Bull or not.
Bull fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rakija working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Rakija lands a damaging elbow.

Bull is rocked!
Rakija lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Bull is still on wobbly legs! Can Rakija finish him?
Rakija lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Rakija has Bull pressed against the cage. He pushes Bull back and as he springs towards him off the cage, Rakija throws a beautiful elbow that sends Bull crashing to the floor! Rakija piles on the pressure with more strikes! Bull is flailing away but he's not defending himself and the referee steps in to stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Riza Rakija!
Riza Rakija 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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RATING
75%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Jun 22, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Riza Rakija and Ray Rabago. Rakija's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Rakija. Rabago has chosen Dance Gavin Dance - Strawberry Swisher Pt1 as his entrance music. Ray Rabago has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

174 cm
27
167 lbs
7 - 7 - 0
180 cm
29
163 lbs
12 - 3 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Counter fighter
Granite chin

KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Riza Rakija!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Ray Rabago!
The judges for this bout are Tatsuya Matsuyama, Shirou Masuda and Ren Mimura.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Rakija closes the distance and clinches.
Rakija putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Rabago in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Rakija is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Rabago is defending well for now.
Rakija makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Rakija comes over the top with an elbow. That landed flush.
A short left from Rakija.
Rakija 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.
Rabago is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Rakija gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Rakija working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
A short uppercut from Rakija.
A right hand to the body from Rakija.
Rabago changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Rakija fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Rakija throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Rabago on the side of the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rakija throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Riza Rakija seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Rakija looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Rakija misses with a double jab.
Rakija stuffs the takedown.
Riza Rakija has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Ray Rabago.
Rakija throws a good cross that connects.
Rabago on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Rakija is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Rakija chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Rabago takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Rakija scores with a jab to the body.
Rabago changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Rakija tries to avoid it but Rabago manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Rakija to the ground. Rakija escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Rakija lands a jab to the nose.

It looks like Ray Rabago has been cut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rakija connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.

Rabago is rocked!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rakija throws an overhand right that has Rabago reeling! Rakija follows up with more punches and Rabago is out cold! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:10 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Riza Rakija!
During a confident post fight interview, Riza Rakija thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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61%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Jun 09, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Riza Rakija and Anthor Basilicus. Rakija kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Rakija. Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

174 cm
27
167 lbs
6 - 7 - 0
177 cm
47
165 lbs
21 - 9 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class MT
Insanely flexible
BJJ Purple Belt
Good low kicks
Powerful

KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Riza Rakija!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Anthor Basilicus!
The judges for this bout are Yuuki Gou, Hirohito Nitta and Yukihiro Shimada.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Basilicus closes the distance and pushes Rakija back into the cage.
Rakija lands a right hand.
Rakija lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.
Rakija lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A short right from Rakija.
A left hand lands to the body for Rakija.
A nice left hand lands by Rakija.
Rakija manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Basilicus scores with a hook to the body.
Rakija lands with a light punch inside.
Rakija avoids a wild elbow strike from Basilicus.
Rakija lands with a short shot to the head.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Rakija using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Basilicus has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Rakija pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Basilicus misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Rakija.
A shot in the inside from Rakija.
Rakija pushes off an throws an elbow but Basilicus leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Rakija struggles to land a body shot inside as Basilicus controls his hands.
Basilicus with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Basilicus missing with knees to the body.
Rakija is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Basilicus is defending well for now.
Basilicus tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Rakija smiles and moves away.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Rakija.
Basilicus steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Rakija.
Rakija lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Basilicus wants to land a leg kick but Rakija is out of range.
Rakija just misses with a punch to the body.

Basilicus gets tackled into the cage by Rakija. Rakija maintains the clinch.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Basilicus just misses with a elbow thrown towards Rakija's brow.
Basilicus tries to land a knee to the head but Rakija blocks with his arms.
I was talking to Rakija's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Basilicus tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Rakija just stands there and leans against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rakija.
Rakija makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Rakija lands a hook that snaps the head of Basilicus backwards.
Rakija stalling in the clinch.
Rakija on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Rakija tries to work over Basilicus's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Rakija.
Rakija landing some nice looking knees to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rakija digs a right hand underneath Basilicus's ribcage. Basilicus let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Rakija lands with a short shot to the head.
Basilicus's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
A shot in the inside from Rakija.
Basilicus is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Rakija to keep the fight standing.
Riza Rakija has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Anthor Basilicus.
A knee to the head by Rakija.

Basilicus is rocked!
Basilicus looks winded!
Rakija lands an elbow that stopped Basilicus in his tracks for a moment.
Basilicus is still on wobbly legs! Can Rakija finish him?
Basilicus takes an elbow to the forehead.
Rakija lands an uppercut.
Rakija has Basilicus pressed up against the cage in a tight Thai clinch. Basilicus is arching his back, trying to avoid the knees but a big one sneaks through from Rakija - that's hurt Basilicus badly! Oh, another knee lands and Basilicus is covering up! The referee steps in to save him - possibly a bit early but Basilicus doesn't seem to be complaining.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:42 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Knees). Riza Rakija!
During a confident post fight interview, Riza Rakija thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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RATING
62%

 

Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Jun 04, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Riza Rakija and Anthor Basilicus. Rakija comes to the cage accompanied by Rakija. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

174 cm
27
167 lbs
5 - 7 - 0
177 cm
47
165 lbs
21 - 8 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class MT
Insanely flexible
BJJ Purple Belt
Good low kicks
Powerful

KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Riza Rakija!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Anthor Basilicus!
The judges for this bout are Shigeki Sano, Shigeki Fujiwara and Sosuke Kotani.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rakija with a hook.
Basilicus steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Rakija.
Rakija takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Rakija lands with a right hand.
Basilicus avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Rakija thuds a left hand into Basilicus's body.
Rakija bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Basilicus's head backwards.
Riza Rakija seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Basilicus throws a leg kick which misses Rakija's front leg but catches the back leg as Rakija tries to avoid it.
Basilicus scores with a leg kick.
Rakija tries to clinch up.
Basilicus is trying to counter with his kicks.
Rakija with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Rakija, as that shot connected.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A slapping leg kick lands for Basilicus.
A bone on bone clash there as Rakija blocks the leg kick.
Basilicus uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rakija.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Basilicus.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A chopping leg kick lands by Rakija.
Rakija avoids a kick to the body.
Basilicus moves to clinch but Rakija breaks away
and Rakija counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Rakija lands a lovely overhand right.
Rakija blocks the body kick.
Rakija turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Rakija paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.

Basilicus is rocked!

Rakija closes the distance and clinches.
Basilicus is still on wobbly legs! Can Rakija finish him?
Basilicus misses with some punches.
Rakija lands with a left to the head.
Rakija lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Good body shot from Rakija.
Basilicus misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Rakija.
Rakija scores with a shot to the side of Basilicus's head.
Rakija creates some distance and fires off a vicious elbow that drops Basilicus! He pounces and finishes the fight with more strikes! Nice KO for Rakija.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Riza Rakija!
During a confident post fight interview, Riza Rakija thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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hype
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FIGHT
RATING
67%

 

Event: HFL #33     
Date:   Apr 02, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Riza Rakija and Allen LeFleur. Rakija comes to the cage accompanied by Rakija. Riza Rakija had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

174 cm
26
167 lbs
5 - 6 - 0
174 cm
35
165 lbs
26 - 11 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight 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 Los Angeles, Riza Rakija!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Allen LeFleur!
The judges for this bout are Paul Aken, Radbod Blank and Wagner Zegers.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
LeFleur lands with a hook. Rakija tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Rakija misses with a straight right.
Rakija walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Rakija throws a good cross that connects.
LeFleur misses with a hook to the body
and Rakija counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
LeFleur misses with a straight right.
LeFleur lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Rakija avoids the head kick by LeFleur.
Rakija looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
LeFleur shapes to counter with a head kick.
Rakija throws a hook but LeFleur blocks it.
Rakija seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
A lazy left from LeFleur finds it's target.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rakija tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Rakija tries to close the distance and clinch up but LeFleur swats him away and circles back towards the center.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija throws a nice outside leg kick.
Rakija throws a head kick that LeFleur semi-blocks.
Rakija keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Rakija is looking to counter with head kicks.
Rakija connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Rakija moves forwards but LeFleur connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Nice shot lands for LeFleur.

Rakija has closed the distance and engaged LeFleur in a clinch.
Rakija tries a body shot but LeFleur blocks it.
LeFleur is trying to push Rakija away but Rakija has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Rakija lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Rakija working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
This has been an exciting period of action!
LeFleur blocking some punches.
LeFleur is trying to break free.
LeFleur lands an uppercut.
Rakija misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

LeFleur breaks from the clinch.
A punch combination from LeFleur misses.
Rakija connects with a looping right hand.
LeFleur throws a hook but Rakija avoids it easily.
It looked like Rakija wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts LeFleur, as that shot connected.

Rakija is rocked!
LeFleur swats away the attempt to clinch by Rakija.
Oh Rakija is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
LeFleur comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Rakija seems to have got his legs back now.

Oh, that's a big right hand from LeFleur and Rakija goes tumbling to the canvas! LeFleur follows him to the ground and looks to finish from half guard.
Rakija tries to roll over but LeFleur keeps him under control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rakija controlling the position well.
Rakija wants to get back to full guard.
Rakija holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Rakija is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of LeFleur's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take LeFleur's back!
Rakija keeps control of the position easily here as LeFleur tries to buck him off.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rakija has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.
Rakija trying to control momentarily.
Rakija is really struggling to control LeFleur but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Rakija controlling from the back.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


LeFleur avoids the head kick by Rakija.

Rakija clinches up against the cage.
Rakija swings wildly with an uppercut but LeFleur uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rakija tried to land a shot to the body but connects with LeFleur's elbow.
Good body shot from Rakija.
Rakija lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rakija pushes LeFleur back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Rakija keeps control of LeFleur as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Rakija tries to work over LeFleur's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Rakija breaks the clinch.
LeFleur throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rakija tries to clinch up
and LeFleur counters with a nice uppercut.
LeFleur throws a lazy uppercut
and Rakija counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija cracks a nice hook into LeFleur's ribs.
Rakija on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Allen LeFleur seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sloppy strikes from LeFleur. Those never looked like landing.
LeFleur throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rakija lands the left hand.
LeFleur scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Rakija doesn't seem bothered though.
Rakija throws a lazy uppercut
and LeFleur counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Rakija wants to clinch.
Rakija throws a right and a left that LeFleur avoids nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rakija closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
LeFleur misses with a hook
and Rakija counters with a slapping leg kick.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rakija looks to score with a jab to the body but LeFleur is just out of range.
Rakija scores with a body shot.
LeFleur on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Rakija misses with a leg kick
and LeFleur cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Rakija tries to clinch up
and LeFleur comes in over the top with a devastating right hand! Rakija stumbles back against the cage, looking to regain his senses but LeFleur is on him like rabid pit bull! Rakija slumps to the ground under a storm of punches and this fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:43 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Allen LeFleur!
A less than humble Allen LeFleur misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.
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Event: Infinity: FW Title Tourny Rd 1     
Date:   Feb 06, 2016

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Riza Rakija and Aatos Kesti. Rakija comes to the cage accompanied by Rakija. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

174 cm
25
167 lbs
4 - 6 - 0
169 cm
24
155 lbs
7 - 7 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Heavy handed

KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Riza Rakija!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Aatos Kesti!
The judges for this bout are Roosa Järviläinen, Matti Vanhoillinen and Tarja Halkonen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kesti dives in for a single leg takedown but Rakija sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Rakija tries to clinch up but Kesti circles away and keeps his distance.
Kesti changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Rakija tries to avoid it but Kesti manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Rakija to the ground. Rakija escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Kesti tries for a takedown but Rakija sees it coming a mile off and avoids it easily.
Riza Rakija has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Aatos Kesti.
Kesti avoids a punch combination nicely.

Kesti dives in and scores a takedown into Rakija's guard.
Kesti with a flurry of punches that miss.
Rakija bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Kesti's guard.

Kesti being controlled here, momentarily.
Rakija has controlled the position for a good 20 seconds, which will no doubt be starting to frustrate his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Kesti is looking to stand back up... there's a bit of a scramble and Rakija dives into side control.
Rakija remains in side control and seems content to stay there. It's a versatile position from which he can work both strikes and submissions, whilst maintaining that control, so maybe he'll sit here for a while.
Kesti is trying to escape and get back to his feet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Rakija staying calm.
Rakija is looking to take a break and control but Kesti is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Kesti pushes Rakija away and creates a bit of space to escape. He's almost out here... but no, Rakija gets a good hold of his legs and remains firmly in side control.
Rakija laying and praying for a moment but Kesti takes advantage and regains half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kesti won't allow Rakija to pass to mount.
Rakija looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Rakija prevents Kesti from standing back up.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
A bone on bone clash there as Kesti blocks the leg kick.
Kesti keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rakija.
Rakija looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Rakija throws a right and a left that both miss.
Kesti shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Rakija as he jumps to the side.
Rakija throws a big counter combination but Kesti scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.

Kesti tries to keep at a distance but Rakija has taken the fight into the clinch.
Kesti drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kesti tries to score a body lock takedown but Rakija shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Kesti drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Rakija is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Kesti is looking for a takedown.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Kesti wants a takedown but no success here.

Rakija breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Rakija throws a good cross that connects.
The fight stays on the outside here - Rakija looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kesti shoots in for a takedown but Rakija shows good takedown defense.

Rakija has managed to clinch.

Rakija breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Kesti darts in looking for a takedown but Rakija gets double underhooks and turns Kesti into the cage.

Kesti shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Rakija manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Rakija looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Kesti trying to pass the guard. He's being very persistent here but Rakija manages to land a sweep and now he's on top!

Rakija trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rakija 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.
Rakija wants to stand but Kesti has a closed guard, so he can't escape.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kesti keeping moving, preventing Rakija from controlling successfully.
Rakija controls from within his opponent's guard.
Rakija trying to control but Kesti is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Rakija postures up in Kesti's guard and throws a big left but Kesti blocks it.
Rakija tries to stand but Kesti is controlling from the bottom.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.
Rakija is stalling in the full guard.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Rakija tries to clinch but Kesti is having none of it.
Riza Rakija is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Kesti shoots in looking for a takedown but Rakija manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Kesti's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Riza Rakija has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Aatos Kesti.

The fight moves into the clinch position.

Rakija's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Kesti fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kesti shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Rakija but Rakija pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Kesti avoids a punch combination nicely.
Rakija tries to clinch up but Kesti circles away and keeps his distance.
Kesti changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.

Kesti shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Rakija avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Rakija looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Rakija is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Kesti can do to turn this around?
Kesti postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Kesti preventing the sweep.
Rakija is pulling down on Kesti's head to control his posture.
Rakija is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.


That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rakija controlling the action here.
Rakija passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Kesti!
Rakija looking to control and managing it successfully.
Riza Rakija overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Riza Rakija 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. This is the final round!


Kesti will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
An attempted straight right counter from Rakija misses the target.

Kesti closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Rakija to the mat! Rakija manages to get full guard.
Rakija preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Kesti working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Rakija holds on and takes a little breather.
Rakija manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Kesti manages to get himself to full guard.

Rakija stops Kesti from standing up.
Rakija wants to pass the guard but Kesti is keeping the position.
Kesti really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Rakija. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rakija stays in close to Kesti's body and controls the position.
Kesti wants to stand and escape but Rakija is having none of it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kesti keeping moving, preventing Rakija from controlling successfully.
Kesti is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Rakija is controlling him.

Kesti kicks Rakija off and gets to his feet.
Kesti has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Rakija.
Rakija throws a two punch combo that lands nicely.
Kesti shoots in for a takedown but Rakija shows good takedown defense.

Rakija moves into the clinch.

Rakija breaks from the clinch.
Kesti throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Rakija's waist but Rakija gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Kesti off to one side.
It looked like Rakija wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Riza Rakija has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Aatos Kesti.
Rakija is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
And Kesti tries to counter it with a takedown but Rakija pushes his down on his head and steps out.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rakija takes a swing at Kesti's ribcage but misses.
Rakija slaps away a takedown attempt from Kesti, before circling back to the center of the mat.
It looked like Rakija wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.

Kesti fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Rakija to the ground. Kesti is now in Rakija's guard.
Kesti must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kesti missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.

Kesti stands up over his opponent, looking to dive in with a big punch. Here he comes, superman style! Oh, the punch misses and Rakija has got him in a triangle choke for good measure! Oh no! Kesti manages to get his head free but now Rakija has transitioned to an armbar! Kesti grimaces and is forced to tap! Beautiful Jiu Jitsu from Rakija! I'd be surprised if that didn't end up as submission of the night!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:41 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Riza Rakija!
Our winner, Riza Rakija, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Dec 21, 2015

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Riza Rakija and Marius Dudjezski. Rakija comes to the cage accompanied by Rakija. Marius Dudjezski has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Riza Rakija's chin.

174 cm
25
167 lbs
4 - 5 - 0
170 cm
30
165 lbs
5 - 2 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Riza Rakija!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Marius Dudjezski!
The judges for this bout are Arvi Lind, Matti Vanhoillinen and Tarja Halkonen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rakija moves away from the strike by Dudjezski.
Rakija throws a big counter combination but Dudjezski scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.

Rakija gets a clinch.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Rakija.

Rakija breaks the clinch.

Rakija moves into the clinch.
The referee calls for Dudjezski to work.
Dudjezski fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rakija manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Rakija lands a left hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dudjezski lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Dudjezski misses with a short punch on the inside.
Dudjezski softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Dudjezski swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Rakija has Dudjezski pushed against the cage.

Rakija breaks the clinch.
Rakija closes the distance but Dudjezski moves to the side
enabling Dudjezski to counter with a crisp jab.
Dudjezski tries to clinch but Rakija moves out of range.
Rakija fails in his attempt to clinch.
A punch combination from Dudjezski misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rakija wants to clinch.
Rakija moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromDudjezski.
Rakija misses with a low kick.
Rakija tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Dudjezski manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Dudjezski avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

Rakija gets a clinch.
Rakija blocks an uppercut.
Rakija blocks an uppercut.
A hook to the body from Rakija.
Rakija pressing his opponent against the cage.
Rakija avoiding damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Dudjezski tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rakija's elbow.
Dudjezski working aggressively here.
Dudjezski throws a punch but it's blocked by Rakija.
Dudjezski manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Dudjezski has a couple of punches blocked by Rakija.
Dudjezski struggles to land a body shot inside as Rakija controls his hands.

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

Rakija pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Rakija fails in his attempt to clinch.
Nice shot by Dudjezski.
Dudjezski misses with the combination.
Rakija throws a right and a left that both miss.

Rakija has closed the distance and engaged Dudjezski in a clinch.
Dudjezski can't find room to land a body shot as Rakija controls the action.
Dudjezski will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Rakija up against the cage.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Dudjezski tries to work over Rakija's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Dudjezski tries to keep at a distance but Rakija has taken the fight into the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Dudjezski fails to land.
Dudjezski tries to throw a body punch but Rakija avoids it by throwing Dudjezski back against the cage.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Dudjezski.
Dudjezski scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Dudjezski is pushing Rakija up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Rakija tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rakija presses Dudjezski against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija misses with a hook from the clinch.
Dudjezski throws a punch but it's blocked by Rakija.
A bit of stalling here from Rakija.
Dudjezski taking a breather.
Dudjezski lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Rakija blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Dudjezski is struggling to control the position.
Dudjezski fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

Rakija breaks the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dudjezski swats away the attempt to clinch by Rakija.
Rakija tries to clinch up but Dudjezski circles away and keeps his distance.
Dudjezski takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Rakija takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Rakija wants to clinch.
Dudjezski doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Riza Rakija is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Rakija tries to clinch but Dudjezski moves away
and Dudjezski counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Rakija tries to clinch there but Dudjezski circles away.
Rakija uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Dudjezski.
Dudjezski misses with a wild body shot.
Rakija defending well as Dudjezski loads up on a big left hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rakija throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rakija keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Dudjezski.

Rakija has taken the fight to the clinch.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Rakija.
Marius Dudjezski seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Dudjezski tries to throw a body punch but Rakija avoids it by throwing Dudjezski back against the cage.

Rakija manages to break the clinch.
Dudjezski misses with a body shot.
Dudjezski connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Dudjezski lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Rakija throws a lazy head kick
and Dudjezski counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Marius Dudjezski seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Sloppy strikes from Rakija. Those never looked like landing.
Dudjezski swats away the attempt to clinch by Rakija.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rakija misses with a combination
and Dudjezski counters with a nice uppercut.
A jab from Dudjezski misses.
Dudjezski swats away the attempt to clinch by Rakija.
Dudjezski looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Dudjezski circles away from the clinch attempt.
Dudjezski swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Dudjezski softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Rakija breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Nice defenses there by Rakija.
Dudjezski slips a jab and a cross from Rakija.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rakija on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Rakija throws a right and a left that Dudjezski avoids nicely.
Dudjezski cracks Rakija with a good jab.
Rakija tries to clinch up.
Dudjezski on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Rakija is looking to clinch but Dudjezski is avoiding it.
Dudjezski looks to land a left hand but Rakija moved out of range nicely.
Rakija blocks a jab.
Dudjezski throws a jab but it's blocked by Rakija.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rakija tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Dudjezski misses with a straight left.
Rakija tries to close the distance and clinch up but Dudjezski swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Rakija misses with a two punch combination.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Rakija pushes Dudjezski up against the cage in a clinch.
Dudjezski tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Dudjezski as Rakija tries to tie him up.
Rakija is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Dudjezski is keeping busy.
Maybe Rakija would be better served going for some more strikes rather than trying to control so much.

Rakija escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Rakija displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Dudjezski throws out the jab.
Dudjezski jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Dudjezski throws the left hand but Rakija avoids the punch easily.
A combination from Rakija does no damage.
Some wild striking there from Rakija.
Dudjezski appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Dudjezski dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Dudjezski misses the shot to the body.
Rakija looks to clinch
and Rakija takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Rakija tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Dudjezski manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Danga de danga de dang - Rakija scores with a four punch combination!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rakija swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Dudjezski swats away the attempt to clinch by Rakija.
Rakija fails in his attempt to clinch.
Dudjezski circles away from the clinch attempt.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rakija throws a combination that misses
enabling Dudjezski to counter with a crisp jab.
Dudjezski scores with a nice strike.

Rakija is rocked!
Dudjezski has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Rakija tries to clinch but Dudjezski moves out of range.
Dudjezski throws a shot from downtown. Rakija moves away and avoids it.
Rakija is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Dudjezski displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Oh Rakija is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Rakija wants to clinch but Dudjezski slips to the side
enabling Dudjezski to counter with a crisp jab.
Rakija is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Dudjezski.
Dudjezski uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rakija.
BOOM! Dudjezski lands a beautiful left hook that drops Rakija. Rakija tries to recover but Dudjezski is having none of it, landing more punishing shots from mount. One final crushing shot and Rakija lies motionless on the canvas. The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:38 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Marius Dudjezski!
After winning the bout, Marius Dudjezski thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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Event: Infinity: Ruthlessness     
Date:   Dec 19, 2015

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Vanilla Ice and Riza Rakija. Rakija is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Rakija. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

191 cm
26
170 lbs
2 - 6 - 0
174 cm
25
167 lbs
3 - 5 - 0
Decent wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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KAISER Nutrition - Q160/$250



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Vanilla Ice!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Riza Rakija!
The judges for this bout are Roosa Järviläinen, Matti Vanhoillinen and Marco Blurström.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Rakija gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Ice is trying to push Rakija away but Rakija has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Our sources have told us that Ice has been working on his knees in the buildup to the fight.
Rakija keeps control of Ice as he tries to wriggle out of the double underhooks.
Rakija misses with a punch to the body.

Ice manages to break the clinch.
Rakija avoids the body shot from Ice.
Ice fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Rakija looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.

Ice tries to keep at a distance but Rakija has taken the fight into the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Rakija takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Rakija tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ice wants to break the clinch but can't.
Ice wants to break free but Rakija has control.

Rakija's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.

Rakija fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Ice, pushing him back against the cage.
Ice is looking to break free of the clinch but Rakija has double underhooks.
Ice tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rakija's elbow.
Ice wants to break the clinch but can't.

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.
Ice is trying to force a seperation but Rakija has the dominant position.

Rakija breaks from the clinch.
Ice throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Ice is looking to clinch.
Rakija is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Some bone on bone action there as Rakija checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Ice goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Some wild striking there from Rakija.

Rakija clinches up against the cage.

Rakija's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Ice really does look like a pencil wearing a pair of gloves. Let's hope he has a gameplan to suit that ridiculous body shape.

Rakija rushes Ice and presses him up against the cage.

Rakija manages to break the clinch.
Vanilla Ice seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Rakija has closed the distance and engaged Ice in a clinch.
Rakija misses with a body punch.

Rakija pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.

Rakija closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Ice wants to push off and get back to the center of the mat but Rakija has him pressed against the cage.
Ice wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.

Rakija pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Rakija just misses with a punch to the body.
Ice lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Rakija circles away quickly and effectively.
Ice lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ice throws a wild body kick that Rakija sees coming a mile off.
Rakija tries to counter with a clinch but Ice shakes him off and moves away.

Rakija has closed the distance and engaged Ice in a clinch.
Rakija is struggling to control the position.
The referee calls for Rakija to work.
Come on Rakija - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
Rakija receives a warning from the referee for stalling.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Ice wants to break the clinch but can't.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Rakija closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.

Ice manages to break the clinch.

Ice gets tackled into the cage by Rakija. Rakija maintains the clinch.
Ice is trying to break the clinch but Rakija has him pressed against the cage.
Ice lands a shoulder strike.

Rakija manages to break the clinch.
A swing and a miss from Ice.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rakija moves in looking to clinch but Ice pushes him off.
A slapping leg kick lands for Ice.

Rakija clinches up against the cage.
Rakija prevents Ice from breaking the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Ice is trying to break the clinch but Rakija is controlling him.
Ice tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Rakija lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Ice backwards.
Ice dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
Rakija's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Ice tries to circle away but Rakija has him pinned against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Ice misses with a body punch.
Ice is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.
Ice struggles to land a body shot inside as Rakija controls his hands.
Ice wants to break free but Rakija has control.
Ice tries to break free but Rakija pushes him back against the cage.
Rakija tries to work over Ice's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A short right from Rakija on the inside.

Rakija pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.

Rakija forces Ice back against the cage and clinches.

Rakija breaks the clinch.
Rakija is looking to clinch.
Ice misses with a wild combination.
Rakija throws a nice looking combination but Ice bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Ice is looking for a counter combo.

Rakija moves into the clinch.
Ice misses with a punch to the body.

Rakija's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ice lands with a thumping leg kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Ice misses the target.
Despite the aggression on Rakija's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Rakija doesn't manage to clinch there - Ice circles away.
Rakija tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Ice counters with an outside leg kick.

Ice instigates a clinch.

Rakija breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
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!

Rakija has managed to clinch.
Ice is trying to push Rakija away but Rakija has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Rakija prevents Ice from breaking the clinch.
Ice is trying to stall.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rakija thumps Ice with a low kick.
Rakija throws a combination. Ice tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Ice looks to score with a jab to the body but Rakija is just out of range.
Rakija is looking to clinch.
Rakija swings and misses with a hook to the body.

Rakija rushes Ice and presses him up against the cage.
Ice is looking to control Rakija's arms but Rakija gets an underhook and turns him. Now Ice has his back to the cage.
Ice can't break the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ice taking a breather.
Rakija lands a hook that snaps the head of Ice backwards.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.

Ice tries to keep at a distance but Rakija has taken the fight into the clinch.
Rakija lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A right hand to the body from Rakija.
Rakija prevents a body shot from Ice.
A frustrated look appears on Ice's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Ice is trying to break the clinch but Rakija has him pressed against the cage.

Rakija breaks the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jab from Rakija.
Rakija ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Ice keeps the fight on the outside.
Ice swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.

Ice tries to keep at a distance but Rakija has taken the fight into the clinch.

Rakija pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Ice misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Ice looks to land a right hand but Rakija moved out of range.
A little jabbing left from Rakija on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Rakija has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Ice looks to land a combination but Rakija avoids it well.
Rakija throws a right hand that Ice ducks under and follows up with a left that Ice also avoids with ease.
Ice looking to land some kicks to the body here.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Ice looks to score with a jab to the body but Rakija is just out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rakija moves in looking to clinch but Ice pushes him off.
Ice swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Ice sets himself, and Rakija steps forward looking for the clinch! Ice avoids it this time.
Ice punishes Rakija's body with a nice straight punch.
Ice throws a lazy uppercut

and Rakija decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Ice's guard.
Rakija postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Rakija trying to control but Ice is working from the bottom.
Rakija tries to free his leg and advance position but Ice is retaining full guard.
Rakija is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Ice wants to stand up but Rakija is controlling him.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rakija is stalling in the full guard.
Vanilla Ice has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Ice preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Rakija takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Ice throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Rakija stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Ice with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Rakija connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Riza Rakija is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Ice throws a low kick but Rakija moves out of range easily.
Rakija lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Rakija takes the fight into the clinch.
Ice is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Rakija is defending well for now.

And that's the end of the fight!
Riza Rakija comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Rakija 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 Roosa Järviläinen scores the fight 27:30
Judge Matti Vanhoillinen scores the fight 27:30
Judge Marco Blurström scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Riza Rakija!

Our winner, Riza Rakija, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: Infinity: And Beyond     
Date:   Nov 28, 2015

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Riza Rakija and Artur Ysengrin. Rakija's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Rakija. I can't wait for this one - let's get the fighter introductions out of the way and get this one started!

174 cm
25
167 lbs
3 - 4 - 0
183 cm
25
166 lbs
4 - 6 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Fast

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Riza Rakija!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Artur Ysengrin!
The judges for this bout are Johanna Lukiainen, Matti Vanhoillinen and Anni Minnemäki.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Rakija gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Ysengrin misses with a hook from the clinch.

Rakija manages to break the clinch.

Ysengrin closes the distance and clinches.

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

Ysengrin moves into range and clinches up with Rakija.
Rakija blocking some punches.
A right hook to the body lands for Rakija.
A shot in the inside from Ysengrin.
Rakija prevents a body shot from Ysengrin.
Ysengrin will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Rakija up against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rakija blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Ysengrin tries to work over Rakija's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Ysengrin is trying to force a seperation but Rakija has the dominant position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija prevents a body shot from Ysengrin.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Rakija.
Ysengrin fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Ysengrin tries a body shot but Rakija blocks it.
Ysengrin has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Rakija seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Ysengrin can turn it around.
Ysengrin misses with a short punch on the inside.
Ysengrin misses with some punches.
Rakija blocks a body shot from Ysengrin.
Ysengrin looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
The pace slowing considerably in the clinch, as Ysengrin takes a break from that fighting nonsense to think about the finer things in life.
Ysengrin tries to throw a body punch but Rakija avoids it by throwing Ysengrin back against the cage.
Ysengrin lands a right hand that snaps the head of Rakija backwards.
Ysengrin throws a head punch that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ysengrin takes a shot to the head.
Ysengrin wants to get back to striking at distance but Rakija won't allow it.
Rakija prevents a body shot from Ysengrin.
Ysengrin misses with a short punch on the inside.
Ysengrin scores with a shot to the side of Rakija's head.
Ysengrin prevents Rakija from breaking the clinch.
Ysengrin slows down the pace here.
Rakija is trying to push Ysengrin away but Ysengrin has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Ysengrin lands with a left to the head.
Ysengrin lands a hook to the side of the head.
Ysengrin softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Ysengrin misses with a punch on the inside.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Ysengrin escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Rakija cracks Ysengrin with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Rakija with a jab.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Ysengrin lands a left hand that snaps the head of Rakija backwards.
A right handed body shot lands from Rakija.
Ysengrin swings wildly with an uppercut but Rakija uses good head movement to avoid it.
Ysengrin lands with a short shot to the head.
Ysengrin has a couple of punches blocked by Rakija.
Ysengrin misses with a hook to the ribs.
Ysengrin misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Ysengrin tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rakija misses with a punch to the body.

Rakija escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Ysengrin swats away the attempt to clinch by Rakija.
Rakija sets himself, and Ysengrin steps forward looking for the clinch! Rakija avoids it this time.
Ysengrin punishes Rakija's body with a nice straight punch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Ysengrin showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Rakija.

Rakija darts in and clinches Ysengrin up against the cage.
Ysengrin working aggressively here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rakija.
Ysengrin fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Rakija leaning against his opponent.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Ysengrin takes a swing at Rakija's ribcage but misses.
Ysengrin keeps the fight on the outside.

Ysengrin gets a clinch.
Ysengrin fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Ysengrin tries to work over Rakija's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Ysengrin tries to throw a body punch but Rakija avoids it by throwing Ysengrin back against the cage.
The referee calls for Rakija to work.
Ysengrin throws a head punch that misses.
Ysengrin has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Rakija dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Ysengrin breaks the clinch.
Rakija tries to close the distance and clinch up but Ysengrin swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Ysengrin is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Rakija throws a right and a left that both miss.
Rakija moves in looking to clinch but Ysengrin pushes him off.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija tries to clinch but Ysengrin moves out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Ysengrin! But no joy.
Ysengrin uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Rakija has time to react.
Rakija ducks under a wild hook from Ysengrin.
Ysengrin tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rakija was well out of range. Poor timing from Ysengrin.
Rakija misses with a wild combination.
Ysengrin fails to land with a series of punches.
Rakija dodges the punch combination from Ysengrin.
Ysengrin lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Rakija wants to clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Rakija has Ysengrin up against the cage in a clinch.
Rakija keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Ysengrin's efforts to push away.
Ysengrin lands a shoulder strike.

Rakija pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rakija is looking to clinch but Ysengrin is avoiding it.

Rakija has managed to clinch.
Ysengrin goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Ysengrin pushes Rakija back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.

Rakija's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Rakija looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rakija is looking to clinch.

A jab-cross combination lands for Ysengrin and sends Rakija crashing to the mat! Ysengrin follows him down to the mat - Rakija regains half guard but he's not out of trouble yet!

Rakija is rocked!
Ysengrin is looking for the mount but instead finds himself back in full guard.
Oh Rakija is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Rakija keeping full guard, as Ysengrin tries to pass.
Rakija keeping moving, preventing Ysengrin from controlling successfully.
Ysengrin is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Rakija looking to control.
Ysengrin is stalling in the full guard.
Ysengrin trying to control but Rakija is working from the bottom.
Rakija seems to have got his legs back now.
Ysengrin stops Rakija from standing up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ysengrin wants to control from the top but Rakija keeps moving.
Ysengrin is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Ysengrin looking to pass the guard.
Rakija wants to sweep here but Ysengrin controlling him for the moment.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rakija's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Ysengrin connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Rakija scrambles back to his feet.
Ysengrin avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Artur Ysengrin showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Ysengrin lands a head shot.

Ysengrin takes the fight into the clinch.

Ysengrin escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Rakija tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Ysengrin paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Ysengrin paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Rakija misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Ysengrin.

Ysengrin takes the fight into the clinch.
Rakija prevents a body shot from Ysengrin.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Ysengrin lands a hook that snaps the head of Rakija backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ysengrin working hard to break the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Ysengrin fails to land.
Ysengrin working hard to break the clinch.

Rakija breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Rakija tries to close the distance and clinch up but Ysengrin swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Ysengrin throws out a loose jab but Rakija uses good head movement to avoid it.
Ysengrin lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Rakija circles away quickly and effectively.
Ysengrin has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Ysengrin misses with a body kick.
Rakija appears to be looking for a big counter.
Ysengrin avoids a punch combination nicely.
Rakija tries to close the distance and clinch up but Ysengrin swats him away and circles back towards the center.
A punch combination from Ysengrin misses.

Rakija clinches.
Ysengrin tries to break the clinch but Rakija is controlling the position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Ysengrin breaks from the clinch.
Rakija misses with a series of wild punches.

Ysengrin fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Rakija, pushing him back against the cage.
Rakija blocks an uppercut.
Rakija blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Rakija breaks the clinch.
Ysengrin misses with a two punch combination.
Rakija tries to clinch but Ysengrin moves out of range.
Ysengrin is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rakija's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Ysengrin connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Rakija scrambles back to his feet.
Rakija tries to close the distance and clinch up but Ysengrin swats him away and circles back towards the center.

Ysengrin gets tackled into the cage by Rakija. Rakija maintains the clinch.
Rakija blocking some punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ysengrin misses with some punches.

Rakija breaks from the clinch.
Rakija fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
A punch combination from Rakija misses.
A lazy left from Ysengrin finds it's target.

Ysengrin gets a clinch.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Ysengrin.

Ysengrin breaks the clinch.
Ysengrin is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Rakija is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Rakija is looking to clinch but Ysengrin is avoiding it.
Ysengrin wants to counter the offense by Rakija and move into the clinch position.
Rakija fails with an attempt to clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ysengrin misses with a two punch combination.
Rakija tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Rakija sets himself, and Ysengrin steps forward looking for the clinch! Rakija avoids it this time.
Artur Ysengrin seems to be getting the better of the standup.

Ysengrin clinches up with Rakija and pushes him back against the cage.
Rakija cracks Ysengrin with a nice body shot.

Rakija manages to break the clinch.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Ysengrin swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Rakija displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Rakija tries to clinch up.
Artur Ysengrin seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A jab from Ysengrin finds it's way through Rakija's defenses.
Rakija ducks under a wild hook from Ysengrin.

Rakija clinches with his opponent.
Riza Rakija has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
A left hand lands to the body for Ysengrin.
Rakija tries a body shot but Ysengrin blocks it.
Ysengrin doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

And that's the end of the fight!
Artur Ysengrin comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Ysengrin 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 Johanna Lukiainen scores the fight 27:30
Judge Matti Vanhoillinen scores the fight 27:30
Judge Anni Minnemäki scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Artur Ysengrin!

Artur Ysengrin decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: Imperial VS Legacy     
Date:   Oct 31, 2015

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Mike Hussle and Riza Rakija. Rakija has chosen Rakija as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

170 cm
22
159 lbs
11 - 8 - 0
174 cm
24
167 lbs
3 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Mike Hussle!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Riza Rakija!
The judges for this bout are Roosa Järviläinen, Arvi Lind and Tarja Halkonen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rakija lands a body shot.
Hussle fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rakija manages to avoid it.
A solid body kick from Rakija.
Hussle throws a lazy right hand but Rakija sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Hussle throws a shot from downtown. Rakija moves away and avoids it.
Rakija swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rakija throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Hussle stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Hussle with a nice cross.
We've been told by Hussle's head coaches at Team Finland that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Hussle's corner calls for a 1-2. Hussle obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Rakija buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
A low kick from Hussle misses
and Rakija counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Hussle misses with a looping left.
This has been an exciting period of action!
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Rakija.
The fighters circling - Rakija throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
An attempted straight right counter from Hussle misses the target.
Hussle throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Hussle swings for the body but Rakija moves out of range.
Rakija is looking to land body kicks.
A head kick by Hussle misses
and Rakija counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Hussle missing with a left hand there. Rakija was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A big right from Hussle misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hussle tries to work over Rakija's front leg with a kick but Rakija checks it.
Rakija connects with an inside leg kick.
Hussle uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rakija.
Hussle avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Rakija takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Hussle throws a poor cross that misses
and Rakija counters with an inside leg kick.
Rakija uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hussle.
Hussle throws an overhand right that lands on Rakija's shoulder, as Rakija tries to avoid the shot.
Rakija throws a front kick that sends Hussle stumbling back into the cage.
Hussle throws a hook to the side of Rakija's head but Rakija sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Hussle will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Hussle misses with an uppercut. Rakija saw that one coming.
Nice body punch from Rakija.
Hussle uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rakija.
Rakija tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Hussle was well out of range. Poor timing from Rakija.
Hussle jabs Rakija right on the nose. Rakija blinks but takes it well.
Hussle rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
letting Rakija counter with a right hand.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rakija bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Hussle's head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hussle throws a body shot but no joy.
Rakija follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Rakija uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Hussle.
Hussle throws the kick towards the body but Rakija avoids it.
Rakija digs a good hook to Hussle's body.
Hussle loads up on a big right hand but Rakija slips the punch.
Rakija misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Hussle.
Rakija throws out a leg kick but Hussle moves out of range and Rakija only half commits.
Hussle misses with a shot to the body
and Rakija counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Hussle misses with an uppercut.
A looping hook to the body misses from Rakija. Hussle does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hussle misses with a right hand
and Rakija counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Hussle scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Rakija doesn't seem bothered though.
Hussle lands a leg kick that knocks Rakija off balance momentarily.
Rakija scores with a head kick. Hussle tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
Good standup being displayed there by Hussle as he connects with a hook.
Rakija walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Hussle uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Rakija has time to react.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hussle throws a leg kick that is checked
and Rakija counters with a body kick that stops Hussle in his tracks momentarily.
Hussle misses with a straight right.
Hussle misses with a hook.
Hussle with a jab.

Rakija is rocked!
Hussle drops Rakija with a huge uppercut! Rakija drops to the floor like a sack of potatoes. Hussle is raining down punches and the ref stops the fight! This one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:22 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Mike Hussle!
Mike Hussle bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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Event: Imperial 49     
Date:   Oct 09, 2015

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Ignazy Stawski and Riza Rakija. Rakija has chosen Rakija as his entrance music. Ignazy Stawski has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

175 cm
24
160 lbs
4 - 2 - 0
174 cm
24
167 lbs
3 - 2 - 0
Good wrestling
Excellent boxer
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Perkele!

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Ignazy Stawski!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Riza Rakija!
The judges for this bout are Patrick Alders, Nard Betker and Wagner Zegers.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Stawski walks into a stiff left hand from Rakija.
Stawski showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Rakija.
Rakija cracks Stawski with a good jab.
Stawski throws a leg kick but Rakija sees it coming and checks it nicely.
A combination from Rakija does no damage.
It looked like Stawski wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Stawski connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Rakija connects with a jab.
Rakija swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Stawski counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Rakija thinking.
Stawski displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rakija throws out the jab.
The fighters circling - Stawski throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Rakija jabs Stawski right on the nose. Stawski blinks but takes it well.
Stawski throws a lazy uppercut
and Rakija counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rakija scores with a spinning back kick!
Rakija's jab looks to have found its range, popping Stawski under the eye.
Stawski lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Stawski throws a big shot that misses.
Rakija throws a lazy head kick

and Stawski counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Stawski.

Rakija is rocked!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Stawski postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Rakija is still in real trouble! Can Stawski finish him?
Stawski trying to control but Rakija is working from the bottom.
Rakija seems to have recovered his senses.
Stawski is in close to Rakija's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Stawski postures up.
Stawski working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Stawski throws an elbow that misses. Rakija uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Stawski's guard. Nice move by Rakija!

The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Stawski is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Rakija is aware though and is defending well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rakija wants to control from the top but Stawski keeps moving.
Rakija looking to pass the guard.
Stawski looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Stawski wants to hit a switch here but Rakija passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Stawski there!
Rakija wants to control the pace but Stawski is squirming around nicely.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Stawski tries to hold on but Rakija pushes him away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rakija trying to control but Stawski is having none of it.

Rakija working for a submission but Stawski is keeping him at bay.
Stawski tries to lock up and control but Rakija gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.

Rakija is going oldschool here, as he tries to force Stawski to tap using a forearm choke. This isn't 1993 though, so Stawski shrugs it off.
Rakija in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
Stawski regains half guard.
Rakija is trying to control the action in half guard but Stawski is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Stawski slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Stawski is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Rakija is looking to work some ground and pound but Stawski has wrist control.
Stawski is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Stawski keeping moving, preventing Rakija from controlling successfully.
Stawski seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Stawski is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A chopping leg kick lands by Rakija.
Rakija throws a jab but it's blocked by Stawski.
Stawski blocks a head kick by Rakija.
Rakija has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Rakija blocks a head kick by Stawski.
Stawski chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Rakija misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Stawski was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Some wild striking there from Rakija.
Rakija connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Stawski's hands.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Jab by Rakija.
Stawski misses with a hook. Rakija ducked under it nicely.
Riza Rakija seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nice uppercut there from Rakija.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Rakija.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Rakija is looking to slow Stawski down with leg kicks.
Rakija lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Rakija throws a leg kick but Stawski sees it coming and moves out of range.
Stawski quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Rakija scores with a punch to the head.
Stawski throws a leg kick which misses Rakija's front leg but catches the back leg as Rakija tries to avoid it.
Stawski bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Rakija's head.
Rakija misses with a jab, cross combination.
Stawski swings for the body but Rakija moves out of range.
Stawski slips a straight right by Rakija.
Rakija jabs at Stawski's body.
Stawski throws a body punch but Rakija moves out of range.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Stawski.
Rakija connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely 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!
Rakija cracks Stawski with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Rakija throws a hook to the side of Stawski's head but Stawski sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Rakija scores with a decent looking hook.
A nice leg kick lands there from Rakija.
Riza Rakija is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rakija scores with a nice right hand.
Rakija misses with the combination.
Stawski misses with a wild body shot.
Rakija looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Stawski checks a leg kick.
Rakija connects with a solid leg kick.
Rakija takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Rakija throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Stawski counters with a stiff right hand.
Rakija misses with an uppercut.
A big left from Rakija misses.
It looked like Stawski wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rakija pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Stawski pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Rakija tries a head kick but it misses.
Rakija misses with a double jab.
Rakija keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Stawski misses with a right hand
and Rakija counters with a nice body kick.
Stawski throws a chopping leg kick but Rakija manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Stawski slips a jab from Rakija.
Stawski swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Stawski avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Stawski, as that shot connected.
Stawski defending well as Rakija loads up on a big left hand.
Stawski throws a poor cross that misses
and Rakija connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Rakija tries to clinch but Stawski moves out of range.
Stawski takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rakija throws a right hand that misses
and Stawski counters with a flying knee that drops Rakija! Stawski dives in and finishes the fight with a flurry of strikes from the mount!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:09 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Ignazy Stawski!
A very excited looking Ignazy Stawski 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: Imperial 47     
Date:   Sep 26, 2015

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Adam Evans and Riza Rakija. Rakija has chosen Rakija as his entrance music. Adam Evans has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

180 cm
30
150 lbs
6 - 5 - 0
174 cm
24
167 lbs
2 - 2 - 0
Good takedowns
Counter fighter
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Adam Evans!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Riza Rakija!
The judges for this bout are Aafke Stam, Daniel Blasius and Paul Aken.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Rakija lands a jab-cross combination.

Rakija closes the distance and clinches.
Knees in the clinch landing for Rakija.
Rakija connects with a nasty looking knee right to Evans's face.

It looks like Adam Evans has been cut.
Rakija lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Evans backwards.
Rakija lands a damaging elbow.
Rakija lands an elbow that stopped Evans in his tracks for a moment.
Rakija unloads a knee to the mid-section. Evans lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Evans is breathing heavily.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rakija lands a right hand.
Evans tries for a takedown but Rakija manages to get underhooks.
Rakija working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Nice elbow from Rakija.
Rakija lands a good knee to the midsection. Evans won't want to take too many of those.
Rakija scores with a shoulder strike.
Rakija lands an elbow that stopped Evans in his tracks for a moment.
Rakija lands a knee to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija lands a nice elbow.
Rakija lands a glancing elbow in the clinch.

Evans is rocked!
Evans takes an elbow to the temple.
Oh Evans is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Nice elbow from Rakija.
Rakija lands a big knee! That's hurt Evans! Oh, he's all over the place! Rakija lands another knee that sends Evans to the floor and the referee steps in to end the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:24 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Riza Rakija!
Riza Rakija 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: Imperial 41     
Date:   Aug 07, 2015

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Riza Rakija and Thiago Gracie. Rakija comes to the ring accompanied by Rakija. Gracie is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by 9pm (Till I Come). Thiago Gracie has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Riza Rakija's chin.

174 cm
23
167 lbs
2 - 1 - 0
172 cm
22
165 lbs
3 - 3 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Riza Rakija!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Thiago Gracie!
The judges for this bout are Patrick Alders, Albert Achterberg and Nard Betker.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A head kick misses from Rakija.
Gracie misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rakija.
Rakija connects with an inside leg kick.

Gracie shoots in for a takedown! He's got it and he's managed to land in side control! That's better than Gracie was expecting from the takedown attempt, I'm sure!
Gracie in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.
The strikes coming from Gracie are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Rakija dodges the ground and pound from Gracie.
Rakija regains half guard, as Gracie was trying to land strikes.
Gracie is trying to control the action in half guard but Rakija is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rakija tries to get to full guard but Gracie has control of the leg.
Gracie throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Rakija controlling the position for now.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija is trying to get back to full guard.
Rakija has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Gracie is working away from the top position though.
Rakija tries to get to full guard but Gracie has control of the leg.
Rakija is staying active underneath Gracie, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
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. Gracie connects with a nice short shot to Rakija's temple.
Gracie scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Gracie is keen to just control but Rakija is a slippery customer.

Gracie is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Rakija defends it well.
Rakija manages to get to full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rakija not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Gracie advances to half guard.
Gracie not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Gracie is looking to advance position but Rakija won't allow it.
Rakija regains full guard. Nicely done.
Rakija is trying to control the position from the bottom.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Gracie trying to control but Rakija is working from the bottom.
Gracie is looking to work some ground and pound but Rakija has wrist control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Rakija working for a triangle but Gracie defends it easily.
Gracie is looking to work some ground and pound but Rakija has wrist control.

Rakija has his foot on Gracie's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Gracie works his way back into a safe position though.
Gracie makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Gracie controlling from the top position.
Gracie looking to pass the guard.

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

Rakija has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Gracie can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Gracie passes easily into side control. Nice work.

Gracie tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Gracie has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Rakija is not in a great position here, taking some shots.
Gracie wants to control but Rakija is keeping him busy.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Gracie works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Rakija has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.
Gracie working the ground and pound.

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

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


Rakija takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Gracie tries to move into range but Rakija moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Gracie throws a right and a left that Rakija avoids nicely.
Rakija lands with a kick to the ribs.
Rakija connects with an inside leg kick.
Gracie has been the more effective fighter overall so far.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Gracie.
Gracie working the ground and pound.
Oh Rakija is still in real trouble! Will he be able to recover?!!
Gracie working away.
Rakija seems to have got his legs back now.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Gracie looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Rakija is avoiding damage well.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gracie works a knee to the body and follows up with a nice elbow to the head.
Rakija is trying to get back to half guard.
Gracie lands a decent elbow from side control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A big shot lands for Gracie! That's hurt Rakija! Will he recover? Gracie fires away with more strikes and the referee has to step in to stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:19 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Thiago Gracie!
An out of breath Thiago Gracie thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: Imperial 36     
Date:   Jul 03, 2015

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Joao De Santo Cristo and Riza Rakija. De Santo Cristo comes to the cage accompanied by Que país é esse?. Rakija has chosen Rakija as his entrance music. Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

174 cm
24
165 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
174 cm
23
167 lbs
2 - 0 - 0
BJJ Red Belt
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Joao De Santo Cristo!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Riza Rakija!
The judges for this bout are Nard Betker, Paul Aken and Saam Ante.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
De Santo Cristo misses with an uppercut.
Rakija ducks under a wild hook from De Santo Cristo.
A lazy left from De Santo Cristo finds it's target.
Rakija looks to score with a jab to the body but De Santo Cristo is just out of range.
Riza Rakija seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
De Santo Cristo uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rakija.
Rakija throws a hook but De Santo Cristo avoids it easily.
Rakija tries to clinch up but De Santo Cristo circles away and keeps his distance.
Rakija throws a low kick but De Santo Cristo moves out of range easily.
Rakija will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Rakija on the wrong end of a nice hook.
A slow jab from Rakija misses its intended target.
De Santo Cristo half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
De Santo Cristo misses the jab.
A countering left hand to the body from Rakija misses.
De Santo Cristo swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
De Santo Cristo lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
De Santo Cristo displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rakija throws out the jab.
De Santo Cristo appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Good exchange - Rakija coming out on top.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rakija scores with a jab to the jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.
De Santo Cristo throws a big shot that misses.

De Santo Cristo drops Rakija with a left and a right! Oh, Rakija is hurt - De Santo Cristo dives into side control looking to finish!

Rakija is rocked!
De Santo Cristo scores with a big shot from side control... and another... and another! Oh Rakija is done here - save him referee! More strikes land and eventually the ref does step in and De Santo Cristo can finally stop beating on his defenseless opponent!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:27 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Joao De Santo Cristo!
During a confident post fight interview, Joao De Santo Cristo thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: INY 68     
Date:   May 02, 2015

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Renato Laranga and Riza Rakija. Rakija comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Rakija kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Renato Laranga could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Riza Rakija's chin.

172 cm
19
167 lbs
1 - 1 - 0
174 cm
22
167 lbs
1 - 0 - 0
Powerful takedowns
Solid boxing
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Renato Laranga!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Riza Rakija!
The judges for this bout are Steve Montenegro, David Schapiro and Alyssa Summers.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Laranga is looking to land body kicks.
Laranga takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Rakija tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Laranga was well out of range. Poor timing from Rakija.
Laranga half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Laranga throws a low kick but Rakija avoids it.
Riza Rakija seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Laranga throws a half hearted mid kick.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Rakija.
Nice shot by Rakija.
Laranga takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.

Rakija fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Laranga, pushing him back against the cage.
Laranga lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Rakija backwards.
Rakija blocking some punches.
Laranga blocking some punches.
With the fighters up against the cage, Rakija throws an elbow but misses.
Rakija is stalling here.
Rakija pushes Laranga back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Rakija lands a hook that snaps the head of Laranga backwards.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Laranga takes a knee to the side of the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Laranga backwards.
Laranga lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Rakija landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Rakija unloads a knee to the mid-section. Laranga lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Rakija leaning against his opponent.
Rakija working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.

Laranga pulls guard.

Laranga is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Rakija trying to control but Laranga is working from the bottom.
Laranga wants to sweep but no luck.

Laranga is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Rakija is aware though and is defending well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rakija forces his way into half guard.
Laranga is refusing to be controlled, as Rakija sits in half guard.
Rakija is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Laranga really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Laranga looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Rakija moves into side control, trying to work for a kimura. That looks painful! Will he finish!!?? No, Laranga has worked his arm free - good work by Laranga!
Rakija tries to advance to mount but Laranga denies him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laranga manages to get back to half guard.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:48 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Riza Rakija!
After winning the bout, Riza Rakija thanked all his fans and promised he'd do even better in his next fight. The crowd seemed to love his humility.
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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   May 05, 2014

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Stan Janiszewski and Riza Rakija. Rakija has chosen Rakija as his entrance music. We have two fighters making their debuts here, so let's see who comes out of this one with their first professional victory.

177 cm
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165 lbs
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167 lbs
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BJJ White Belt
Basic striking
Good chin
BJJ White Belt
Excellent MT
Very confident

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Stan Janiszewski!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Riza Rakija!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, Steven Brown and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Janiszewski moves out of range as Rakija strikes.
Rakija throws a big shot that misses.
Janiszewski throws a jab but it's blocked by Rakija.
Rakija throws a hook but Janiszewski avoids it easily.
Janiszewski gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Janiszewski scores with a nice strike.
Stan Janiszewski seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Janiszewski fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Janiszewski throws a head kick that misses
and Rakija counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Janiszewski throws a head kick but Rakija moves out of range.
Janiszewski with a hook.
Rakija throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Janiszewski tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Rakija paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Rakija tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Janiszewski was well out of range. Poor timing from Rakija.
Rakija misses with a wild combination.
Rakija connects with a body shot.
Janiszewski takes one to the side of the head.
Rakija swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
A head kick misses from Janiszewski.
Rakija throws a hook to the side of Janiszewski's head but Janiszewski sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Rakija scores with a head kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The fighters circling - Rakija throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Rakija looks to land a left hand but Janiszewski moved out of range nicely.
Rakija throws a body kick that misses.
Janiszewski pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Janiszewski avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A head kick misses from Janiszewski.
Rakija avoids the head kick by Janiszewski.
Rakija lets loose with a powerful body kick. Janiszewski will feel that in the morning.
Rakija swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Rakija throws a body kick that misses.
Rakija thows a left - swing and a miss!

Janiszewski gets a clinch.
Janiszewski leaning his opponent against the cage.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Rakija.

Rakija's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Rakija fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rakija thows a left - swing and a miss!
Janiszewski drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Rakija avoids the head kick by Janiszewski.
Rakija lands with an uppercut that bounces Janiszewski off the cage and back into range.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Rakija loads up on a big right hand but Janiszewski slips the punch.
Rakija misses with an attempted mid kick.
Janiszewski tries a head kick but it misses.
Rakija throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Janiszewski sees it coming and avoids it easily.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Rakija throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rakija looks to score with a jab to the body but Janiszewski is just out of range.
Rakija just misses with a punch to the body.
Rakija scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Rakija throws a body punch but Janiszewski moves out of range.
Rakija slips under a jab.
Rakija tests Janiszewski's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Rakija misses with a hook. Janiszewski ducked under it nicely.
Janiszewski misses with a two punch combination.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Rakija, as that shot connected.
Janiszewski lands with a kick to the temple. Rakija shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
Janiszewski on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Good exchange - Rakija coming out on top.
Rakija scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Janiszewski doesn't seem bothered though.
Janiszewski throws a head kick but Rakija moves out of range.
Rakija takes one to the side of the head.
Rakija throws the left hand but Janiszewski avoids the punch easily.
Janiszewski misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Janiszewski takes one to the side of the head.
Rakija uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Janiszewski has time to react.
Janiszewski takes one on the button.
Rakija looks to score with a jab to the body but Janiszewski is just out of range.
Rakija throws a wild body kick that Janiszewski sees coming a mile off.
Janiszewski's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Rakija connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Janiszewski scrambles back to his feet.
Rakija misses with a wild combination.
Rakija throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rakija lands with a nice body punch.
Janiszewski bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Janiszewski doesn't manage to clinch there - Rakija circles away.
Janiszewski staying out of range there.
Rakija fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Janiszewski manages to avoid it.
Janiszewski slips under a jab.
Rakija misses the jab.
Rakija swings for the body but Janiszewski moves out of range.
Rakija slips a jab and a cross from Janiszewski.
Rakija misses with a straight right.
Rakija closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Janiszewski pulls out of a head kick attempt.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Rakija jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A punch lands to the side of Janiszewski 's head but he takes it in his stride.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Rakija.
Rakija throws a hook to the side of Janiszewski's head but Janiszewski sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rakija digs a good hook to Janiszewski's body.
Rakija throws a head kick that half lands.
Rakija throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Rakija looks to land a body kick but Janiszewski moved away.
Rakija tests Janiszewski's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Janiszewski tries to close the distance and clinch but Rakija swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Rakija lands a right hook to the body.
Rakija misses with a right hand
and Rakija takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Riza Rakija seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Janiszewski misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Rakija throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Rakija bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Janiszewski's head.
Janiszewski 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.
Rakija swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Janiszewski misses with a head kick.
Rakija blocks a head kick by Janiszewski.
Rakija misses with a jab, cross combination.
Rakija avoids the head kick by Janiszewski.
Janiszewski throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Rakija.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A slow jab from Rakija misses its intended target.
A slapping leg kick lands for Rakija.
Rakija misses with a body shot.
Rakija misses with a body shot.
Janiszewski misses with a head kick.
Janiszewski ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rakija throws a hook to the side of Janiszewski's head but Janiszewski sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Rakija connects with a high kick.
Janiszewski tries a low kick but Rakija avoids it.
Rakija throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Janiszewski throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Nice defenses there by Janiszewski.
Rakija throws a body punch but Janiszewski moves out of range.
Rakija misses the jab.
Janiszewski tries to clinch there but Rakija circles away.
Rakija cracks Janiszewski with a good jab.
Rakija lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Left hook, right uppercut from Rakija.
Rakija with a nice cross.
Rakija scores with a jab to the head.
Rakija lands a really nice looking cross but Janiszewski seems unphased.
Rakija misses with a body shot.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Rakija slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nice shot by Rakija.
Janiszewski throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Rakija scores with a jab to the jaw.
Stan Janiszewski is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Janiszewski looks to clinch
and Rakija counters with a straight right hand.
Janiszewski pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Rakija 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.
Janiszewski avoids the body shot from Rakija.
Rakija looks to land a right hand but Janiszewski moved out of range.
Janiszewski looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Rakija lands a nice looking body shot.
Janiszewski throws a head kick but Rakija moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A chopping leg kick lands by Rakija.
Janiszewski throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Rakija lands a high kick!
Janiszewski moves in looking to clinch but Rakija pushes him off.
Janiszewski tries a head kick but it misses.
A jab from Rakija does it's job there.
Rakija throws a hook but Janiszewski avoids it easily.
Rakija blocks a head kick by Janiszewski.
Janiszewski takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Rakija lands with a thumping leg kick.
Rakija scores with the left hand. Janiszewski knows he should have avoided that one.
Rakija blocks a head kick by Janiszewski.
Rakija clobbers Janiszewski with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Janiszewski staying out of range there.
Janiszewski throws a sloppy head kick and Rakija moves out of range easily.
Rakija moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Rakija lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rakija lands with a nice body punch.
A nice combination there by Rakija.
Rakija scores with a nice right hand.
Rakija moves into range and connects with a jab.
Rakija lands with a cross.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rakija misses with a looping left.
A bone on bone clash there as Rakija blocks the leg kick.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Rakija.
Rakija scores with a shot to the body.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Rakija, right into the meat.
Rakija ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Janiszewski moves away.
Rakija lands with a cross.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Rakija is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Rakija fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
A head kick by Janiszewski misses
and Rakija counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Rakija lands a nice leg kick that just misses Janiszewski's sensitive parts.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Janiszewski goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Sloppy strikes from Rakija. Those never looked like landing.
Rakija is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Janiszewski.
Rakija throws a hook but Janiszewski avoids it easily.
Rakija blocks a head kick by Janiszewski.
Janiszewski tries to clinch there but Rakija circles away.
Rakija missing with a left hand there. Janiszewski was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Rakija connects with a solid leg kick.
Rakija uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Janiszewski throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Rakija fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Rakija misses with a straight left.
Janiszewski misses with a head kick.

Janiszewski has closed the distance and engaged Rakija in a clinch.

Janiszewski breaks from the clinch.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Good shot there by Rakija.
Janiszewski throws a nice looking combination but Rakija bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rakija's jab looks to have found its range, popping Janiszewski under the eye.
Janiszewski uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rakija.
Rakija just misses with a punch to the body.

Janiszewski takes the fight into the clinch.

Janiszewski breaks the clinch.
Janiszewski throws a right hand that Rakija ducks under and follows up with a left that Rakija also avoids with ease.
Rakija misses with a wild combination.
Rakija blocks a head kick by Janiszewski.
Rakija misses with a wild combination.
Janiszewski throws a sloppy head kick
and Rakija counters with an outside leg kick.
Rakija changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Rakija misses the target.
Rakija lands a right hook to the body.
Janiszewski throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Rakija lands a right hook to the body.
Janiszewski is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Janiszewski misses with a head kick.
Rakija scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Rakija fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Janiszewski on the side of the head.
Rakija lands a nice looking kick to the body. Janiszewski takes a step back to recover.
Rakija throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Janiszewski.
Rakija throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
A combination from Janiszewski does no damage.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rakija clobbers Janiszewski with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Rakija swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Janiszewski ducks under a wild hook from Rakija.
Nice straight punches there by Rakija. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Rakija.
Rakija throws a leg kick which misses Janiszewski's front leg but catches the back leg as Janiszewski tries to avoid it.
Rakija throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Rakija missing with a left hand there. Janiszewski was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Janiszewski ducks under a wild hook from Rakija.
Rakija thows a body shot but no joy.
Rakija scoring well with a low kick there.
Rakija fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Janiszewski tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Decent striking displayed by Rakija there.
Rakija blocks a leg kick.
Janiszewski misses with a head kick.
Rakija scores with a push kick.
Rakija goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Rakija throws a lazy right hand but Janiszewski sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Janiszewski uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rakija.
Rakija digs a good body shot into Janiszewski's ribs.
Rakija just misses with a punch to the body.
Rakija jabs Janiszewski right on the nose. Janiszewski blinks but takes it well.
Rakija keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Janiszewski pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Rakija scores with a sloppy right hand. Janiszewski should have avoided that one.
Rakija lands a head kick!
Janiszewski throws a series of punches but Rakija avoids them all with ease.
Janiszewski takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Rakija looks to land a left hand but Janiszewski moved out of range nicely.
Janiszewski moves in looking to clinch but Rakija pushes him off.
Janiszewski throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A combination from Rakija does no damage.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rakija throws a hook to the side of Janiszewski's head but Janiszewski sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Rakija connects with a body shot that sends Janiszewski's belly button to the back.
Rakija darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Janiszewski uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Rakija.
Stan Janiszewski has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Janiszewski throws a one two combo.

And that's the end of the fight!
Riza Rakija comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Rakija 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 Paul Tew scores the fight 27:30
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 27:30
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Riza Rakija!

Riza Rakija 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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