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Event: CEC 668     
Date:   Jul 29, 2019

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Manny Puno (ranked 1406 p4p, 172 weight class) and Vladimir Emelienko (ranked 690 p4p, 92 weight class). Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
34
158 lbs
10 - 6 - 1
176 cm
40
168 lbs
31 - 14 - 1
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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 10 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Manny Puno!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 31 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Vladimir Emelienko!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Emelienko looks to land a left hand but Puno moved out of range nicely.
Puno shoots in looking for a takedown but Emelienko manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Puno's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Emelienko slaps away a takedown attempt from Puno, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Emelienko moves out of range as Puno strikes.
Puno uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a body punch but Puno moves out of range.
Puno looks to land a left hand but Emelienko moved out of range nicely.
Emelienko is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Puno with a body shot.
Emelienko uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Puno.
Emelienko shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Puno dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Puno connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Emelienko avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Emelienko leaves Puno with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
A little jabbing left from Emelienko on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Manny Puno. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Puno paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko tries to move into range but Puno moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Puno lands with a straight right. Emelienko didn't see that one coming.
Manny Puno seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Puno throws the left hand but Emelienko avoids the punch easily.
Vladimir Emelienko is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

Puno shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Puno wants to control from the top but Emelienko keeps moving.
Emelienko is controlling Puno's posture.
Puno trying to control but Emelienko is working from the bottom.
Emelienko is pulling down on Puno's head. It's preventing any offense from Puno, at least for the moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Puno throwing strikes but missing.
Emelienko is trying to control the position but Puno postures up.
Emelienko looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Puno throwing strikes from guard but Emelienko blocks nicely.
Puno trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Puno controlling from the top position.
Emelienko is pulling down on Puno's head to control his posture.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Puno is defended easily by Emelienko.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Puno misses with a takedown
enabling Emelienko to counter with a crisp jab.
Good standup being displayed there by Puno as he connects with a hook.
Emelienko throws a body shot but no joy.
Emelienko ducks right into an uppercut from Puno.
Puno dives in and grabs Emelienko's left leg, looking for a takedown. Emelienko pushes down on Puno's head and hops out.
Puno has his takedown stuffed
enabling Emelienko to counter with a crisp jab.
Emelienko digs a good body shot into Puno's ribs.
Puno ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Emelienko swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Emelienko is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Puno rather than just go for the knockout.
Puno dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Puno looks to land a right hand but Emelienko moved out of range.
Puno swings widly with a right hand
and Emelienko counters with a stiff right hand.
Nice uppercut there from Emelienko.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Emelienko lands a lovely overhand right.
Puno misses with a double jab
and Emelienko makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Puno keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Emelienko is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Puno.
Puno feinted with a counter takedown.
Puno lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Emelienko at a distance.
Puno throws a jab when Emelienko was well out of range.
Puno lands with a nice body punch.
Puno feints a jab promting Emelienko to slip. Puno then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Emelienko slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Emelienko keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Puno.
Puno works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Emelienko slaps away a takedown attempt from Puno, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Puno is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Emelienko waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Puno.
Puno throws a hook but Emelienko blocks it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Emelienko moves out of range as Puno strikes.
Emelienko throws out a counter right but Puno avoids it with no problem.
Puno fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Emelienko scores with a jab to the jaw.
Puno scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Puno looks to land a right hand but Emelienko moved out of range.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Puno misses with a series of wild punches.
Puno rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Emelienko counters with a lovely straight right hand!
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Puno.
Emelienko dodges the punch combination from Puno.
Manny Puno is winning the standup battle so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Puno throws an off balance right hand
and Emelienko counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Puno clobbers Emelienko with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Emelienko drops his hands momentarily and Puno takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Nice cross by Puno.
Puno misses with a hook. Emelienko ducked under it nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Puno gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Emelienko counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Puno lands with a nice body punch.
Puno will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Manny Puno. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Emelienko drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Emelienko has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Puno waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Emelienko.
Puno throws an overhand right that lands on Emelienko's shoulder, as Emelienko tries to avoid the shot.
Puno throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Puno misses with a left hand
letting Emelienko counter with a right hand.
Emelienko scores with a hook.
Emelienko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Emelienko is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Puno.
Emelienko throws a shot from downtown. Puno moves away and avoids it.
Emelienko uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Puno.
Puno wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Puno.
Emelienko scores with a hook.
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!
Puno misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Emelienko.
Emelienko scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Emelienko misses with a body shot.
Puno takes a swing at Emelienko's ribcage but misses.

Puno looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Emelienko!
Emelienko keeps Puno under control for a moment.
Emelienko taking a bit of punishment here - Puno scoring with strikes.
A bit of a lull in the action here.
Puno wants to lay and pray for a moment but Emelienko keeps working.
Puno throws a strike aimed at the side of Emelienko's head but Emelienko avoids it well.
We've been hearing that Puno has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Puno works to advance to full mount. Emelienko defends for a few seconds but eventually he succumbs.
Emelienko is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Puno looking to control but Emelienko is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Emelienko is trying to stand.
Emelienko working to try and regain half guard.
Emelienko tries to hold on but Puno pushes him away.
Puno prevents Emelienko from getting the reversal.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Emelienko keeps trying to improve his position.
Emelienko tries to hold on but Puno pushes him away.
Emelienko regains half guard.
Emelienko is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Emelienko is trying to control but can't.
Puno thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Puno controlling the pace.
Emelienko is looking for a sweep. Puno is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Emelienko controlling the position for now.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Puno shoots in for a takedown but Emelienko shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Emelienko takes a swing at Puno's ribcage but misses.
Emelienko throws out a loose jab but Puno uses good head movement to avoid it.
Puno drops down looking for a counter takedown but Emelienko sprawls and moves away.
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
Emelienko slips under a jab from Puno.
Emelienko loads up on a big right hand but Puno slips the punch.
Puno lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Puno misses with a hook. Emelienko ducked under it nicely.
Emelienko throws a jab but it's blocked by Puno.
Puno scores with a jab to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Puno tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Emelienko was well out of range. Poor timing from Puno.
Emelienko let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Puno throws a poor cross that misses
and Emelienko counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Puno displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Emelienko throws out the jab.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Puno.
Emelienko throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko throws a hook but Puno avoids it easily.
Nice body punch from Puno.

Puno shoots in for a takedown and gets it. Let's see what he's got on the mat.
Puno loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Emelienko 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.
Puno trying to control the position from guard on top but Emelienko is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Emelienko is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Puno postures up in Emelienko's guard and throws a big left but Emelienko blocks it.
Emelienko is pulling down on Puno's head to control his posture.
Emelienko is continuing to stall.
Emelienko looking to control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Puno pushes down on Emelienko's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Emelienko looks like he's trying to stand up.
Puno trying to mount his opponent but Emelienko defends it.
Emelienko on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Emelienko is looking to control Puno's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Emelienko avoid being mounted?
Puno wants to lay and pray for a moment but Emelienko keeps working.
Emelienko is looking for a sweep. Puno is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Emelienko is refusing to be controlled, as Puno sits in half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko is trying to control but can't.
Emelienko tries to get to full guard but Puno has control of the leg.
Emelienko makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Emelienko.
Emelienko looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Vladimir Emelienko has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Puno wants to pass the guard but Emelienko is keeping the position.
Puno distracts Emelienko with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Emelienko looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Emelienko is adopting a defensive guard.
Emelienko is striking but Puno is not phased and passes to half guard.
Puno is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Emelienko can do to turn this around?

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Puno trying to control from half guard but Emelienko is working away.
Puno 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.
Emelienko tries to get to full guard but Puno has control of the leg.
Puno not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Puno slips a nice elbow through Emelienko's hands, connecting with Emelienko's forehead.
Emelienko has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Puno is working away from the top position though.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Emelienko throws a strike from the bottom that misses.
Puno wants to lay and pray for a moment but Emelienko keeps working.
Manny Puno is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

Emelienko is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Puno pulls his head out easily.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Manny Puno!
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Event: Ajax Worldwide #7     
Date:   Mar 02, 2019

Coming up we have a welterweight MMA rules bout between Kick Boxer (ranked 784 p4p, 105 weight class) and Vladimir Emelienko (ranked 401 p4p, 55 weight class). Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

180 cm
37
169 lbs
45 - 21 - 3
176 cm
38
168 lbs
30 - 14 - 1
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Granite chin
Good wrestler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the welterweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 45 wins, 21 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Kick Boxer!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Emelienko!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Jack Bonds and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Boxer takes a swing at Emelienko's ribcage but misses.
A solid leg kick lands there for Emelienko.
Emelienko misses with an uppercut. Boxer saw that one coming.
Boxer delivers a nice body kick.
A nice leg kick lands there from Emelienko.
The fighters circling - Emelienko throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Boxer lands with a straight right. Emelienko didn't see that one coming.
Emelienko misses with a hook. Boxer ducked under it nicely.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Emelienko throws a leg kick which misses Boxer's front leg but catches the back leg as Boxer tries to avoid it.
Emelienko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Boxer.
Boxer was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Boxer lands a leg kick that knocks Emelienko off balance momentarily.
Emelienko comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Emelienko keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Emelienko lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Boxer at a distance.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Boxer is looking to clinch but Emelienko is avoiding it.
Emelienko throws a jab when Boxer was well out of range.
Emelienko misses with a lunging right hand
and Boxer counters with an inside leg kick.
Boxer swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Boxer swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Emelienko takes a swing at Boxer's ribcage but misses.
Emelienko swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Boxer fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Emelienko manages to avoid it.
Boxer slips under a jab.
Emelienko lands a jab to Boxer's midsection.

Boxer moves into range and clinches up with Emelienko.
Emelienko lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Emelienko goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Emelienko swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Emelienko doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Boxer fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Emelienko misses with a punch to the body.
Emelienko tries to throw a body punch but Boxer avoids it by throwing Emelienko back against the cage.
Emelienko tries to throw a body punch but Boxer avoids it by throwing Emelienko back against the cage.
Boxer pushes off and fires off an elbow that misses, before clinching up again, against the cage.
Emelienko tries a body shot but Boxer blocks it.
Emelienko tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Boxer lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Emelienko.
Emelienko blocks an elbow strike from Boxer.
Boxer lands a nice elbow.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A short uppercut from Boxer.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Boxer lands a right hand that snaps the head of Emelienko backwards.

Emelienko breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Boxer is looking to wear down Emelienko with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Boxer tries to close the distance and clinch up but Emelienko swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Boxer's jab looks to have found its range, popping Emelienko under the eye.

It looks like Vladimir Emelienko has been cut.
A punch lands to the side of Emelienko 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Emelienko 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.
Boxer keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Emelienko takes a swing at Boxer's ribcage but misses.
Boxer throws a low kick but Emelienko avoids it.
Boxer misses with a lunging right hand
and Emelienko counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Boxer keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Emelienko lunges at Boxer with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Boxer's hand.
Emelienko fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Emelienko connects with the punch.
An inside leg kick from Boxer misses.
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
Boxer throws a quick counter kick to the body but Emelienko avoids it.
Emelienko misses with a jab to the body
and Boxer counters with a straight right hand.
Emelienko stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Boxer.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Boxer throws a wild body kick that Emelienko sees coming a mile off.
Boxer doesn't manage to clinch there - Emelienko circles away.
Emelienko takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Emelienko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Boxer manages to avoid it.
Boxer throws a sloppy head kick and Emelienko moves out of range easily.
Boxer doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Emelienko checks the leg kick.
Emelienko tried to score with a low kick but Boxer checks it.
Vladimir Emelienko seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Emelienko throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Emelienko defending well as Boxer loads up on a big left hand.
A chopping leg kick lands by Boxer.
Boxer pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Emelienko does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Emelienko misses with a straight right.
Boxer takes one to the chin there.
Emelienko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Emelienko takes a swing at Boxer's ribcage but misses.
Emelienko misses the shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Some bone on bone action there as Boxer checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
A low kick from Boxer is predictable there
and Emelienko counters with a stiff right hand.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Emelienko misses with an uppercut.
Boxer throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Boxer scores with a sloppy right hand. Emelienko should have avoided that one.
Emelienko throws a solid leg kick but Boxer takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a good cross that connects.
Emelienko on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Boxer. Boxer obviously looking to wear him down.
Emelienko feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Boxer's calf.
Emelienko keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Emelienko throws a body punch but Boxer moves out of range.
A jab from Emelienko finds it's way through Boxer's defenses.
Emelienko tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Boxer looks to score with a jab to the body but Emelienko is just out of range.
Emelienko will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.

Boxer instigates a clinch.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Emelienko.
Boxer is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Vladimir Emelienko will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Vladimir Emelienko's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Emelienko doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Emelienko displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Boxer throws out the jab.
Boxer takes a swing at Emelienko's ribcage but misses.
A slapping leg kick lands for Emelienko.
A big left from Emelienko misses.
Boxer ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Emelienko moves away.
Boxer ducks under a wild hook from Emelienko.
Emelienko lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Emelienko scores with a body shot.
Boxer pivots, looking for a leg kick but Emelienko is out of range and Boxer settles back down.
Boxer lands a lovely overhand right.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Emelienko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Boxer manages to avoid it.
Emelienko lands a nice leg kick that just misses Boxer's sensitive parts.
Nice shot by Boxer.
Emelienko comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Boxer swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Emelienko counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Boxer is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.

Boxer takes the fight into the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko can't find room to land a body shot as Boxer controls the action.
Emelienko takes an elbow to the forehead.
Emelienko is working Boxer over against the cage.
Boxer tries a body shot but Emelienko blocks it.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Emelienko in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Emelienko prevents a body shot from Boxer.
Boxer creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
A short body shot lands from Emelienko as the two fighters clinch.

Emelienko breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Emelienko catches Boxer with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Emelienko scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Boxer throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.
Boxer with a jab.
Emelienko looks to score with a jab to the body but Boxer is just out of range.
That kick from Emelienko tenderised Boxer's leg. Boxer is trying to keep his angry face on.
Emelienko misses with a hook.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Emelienko dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
A head kick misses from Boxer.
Emelienko tries a quick counter leg kick but Boxer is wise to it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Emelienko looks to land a right hand but Boxer moved out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Boxer dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Emelienko. That did some damage!
Emelienko throws a lazy uppercut
and Boxer counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Boxer moves away from the strike by Emelienko.
Emelienko lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Boxer fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Emelienko misses with a straight right.
Emelienko lands a nice leg kick that just misses Boxer's sensitive parts.
Emelienko throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Emelienko lands a nice shot to the body.
Emelienko blocks a jab.
Emelienko darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Boxer tries to clinch up but Emelienko circles away and keeps his distance.
Boxer misses with a low kick.
A combination from Boxer does no damage.
Boxer's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Emelienko connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Boxer scrambles back to his feet.
Boxer throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Emelienko tries a quick counter leg kick but Boxer is wise to it.
Vladimir Emelienko seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Emelienko lands with a good body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko thumps Boxer with a low kick.
Emelienko misses with a looping right.
Boxer swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Emelienko feints and then cracks Boxer's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Boxer down.
Boxer looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Emelienko chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Boxer tries to close the distance and clinch up but Emelienko swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Emelienko dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Boxer. That did some damage!
Emelienko bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Boxer takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Emelienko ducks under a wild hook from Boxer.
Emelienko scores with a jab to the jaw.
Emelienko throws a low kick but Boxer moves out of range easily.
A jab from Boxer finds it's way through Emelienko's defenses.
Boxer throws a hook to the side of Emelienko's head but Emelienko sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Emelienko let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.

Boxer takes the fight into the clinch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Emelienko trying to land knees to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Boxer fails to land.
Boxer prevents a body shot from Emelienko.
Emelienko lands a left hand that snaps the head of Boxer backwards.
Emelienko misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A short left from Emelienko.
Emelienko tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Emelienko misses with a punch on the inside.
Emelienko gets through Boxer's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Emelienko dodges an elbow strike from Boxer.
Emelienko tries to land knees in the clinch but Boxer avoids the damage to the body.
A short right from Boxer on the inside.
Boxer looks to throw an elbow but misses.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Emelienko blocks a body shot from Boxer.
Boxer doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Emelienko can't find room to land a body shot as Boxer controls the action.
Emelienko misses with a short punch on the inside.
Boxer lands an elbow just above Emelienko 's eye.
Emelienko lands a hook that snaps the head of Boxer backwards.
Emelienko can't find room to land a body shot as Boxer controls the action.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Vladimir Emelienko showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Vladimir Emelienko's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!


Boxer pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Emelienko just misses with a punch to the body.
A quick step to the side and Boxer tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Emelienko has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Emelienko there as he acknowledges the shot.
Boxer tries to clinch up.
Boxer looks to score with a jab to the body but Emelienko is just out of range.
Emelienko takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Emelienko throws a jab but it's blocked by Boxer.
Emelienko connects with a body shot.
Emelienko buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Boxer takes a swing at Emelienko's ribcage but misses.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Emelienko, right into the meat.
Emelienko circles away from the clinch attempt.
It seemed like Emelienko was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Boxer throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Emelienko misses with a body shot.
Boxer is looking to counter the offense by Emelienko and move into the clinch.
Emelienko throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Boxer ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Boxer takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko lands a nice shot to the body.
Boxer checks a low kick from Emelienko.
Emelienko moves out of range of the strikes.
Boxer staying out of range there.
Boxer takes a swing at Emelienko's ribcage but misses.
Emelienko throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Emelienko throws a solid leg kick but Boxer takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Emelienko.
Boxer throws a body shot but no joy.
Emelienko misses with a body shot.
A solid leg kick lands there for Emelienko.
Emelienko pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Emelienko just misses with a punch to the body.
Emelienko checks the leg kick nicely there.
Boxer connects with a jab.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Emelienko checks a leg kick.
Boxer checks a leg kick.
Boxer takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
Boxer checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Boxer thows a left - swing and a miss!
Boxer pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Emelienko uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Boxer has time to react.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A big right from Boxer misses.
Boxer throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Boxer fails with an attempt to clinch.
Kick Boxer has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Boxer tries to score with a low kick but Emelienko moves his leg out of the way.
Boxer throws a hook but Emelienko blocks it.
Boxer lands a really nice looking cross but Emelienko seems unphased.
Boxer throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Emelienko connects with a crisp jab.
Boxer just misses with a punch to the body.
Boxer connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
The fighters circling - Boxer throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko scores with a jab to the head.
Emelienko displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Boxer throws out the jab.
Boxer keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Boxer takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Emelienko with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Boxer to score with a decent uppercut.
Emelienko throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Emelienko lands with a shot to the body.
Emelienko avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Vladimir Emelienko is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Emelienko lands a head shot.
Emelienko displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Boxer throws out the jab.
Boxer tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Emelienko was well out of range. Poor timing from Boxer.
Emelienko lands a nice leg kick that just misses Boxer's sensitive parts.
Boxer looks to throw the jab but Emelienko is out of range.
Emelienko only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Boxer bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A big right from Boxer misses.
Emelienko just misses with a punch to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko misses with a low kick as Boxer jumps back.
Emelienko scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Nice defenses there by Boxer.
Boxer throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Emelienko counters with a good low kick that Boxer was not able to check.
Emelienko slips under a jab.
Emelienko fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Boxer.
Emelienko thuds a left hand into Boxer's body.
Emelienko avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Emelienko lands a nice leg kick that just misses Boxer's sensitive parts.
Boxer throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Emelienko moves away from the strike by Boxer.
Emelienko slips a straight right by Boxer.
Emelienko scores with a leg kick.
Emelienko uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Boxer.
Boxer wants to clinch.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Vladimir Emelienko.
I've got Emelienko 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 27:30
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 28:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Vladimir Emelienko!

A very excited looking Vladimir Emelienko rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
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Event: PFC 85 Andreev vs Gravas     
Date:   Jan 26, 2019

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Vladimir Emelienko (ranked 539 p4p, 66 weight class) and Esko Marttinen (ranked 938 p4p, 120 weight class). Marttinen has chosen For Heavy Metal we will die! as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

176 cm
38
168 lbs
29 - 14 - 1
182 cm
34
162 lbs
12 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Emelienko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Esko Marttinen!
The judges for this bout are Yuuki Gou, Shirou Masuda and Yukihiro Yamamoto.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Marttinen works the jab nicely.
Emelienko tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Marttinen was well out of range. Poor timing from Emelienko.
Emelienko uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Marttinen.
Marttinen's coach down at Heavy Metal was telling us pre-fight that they have been working on Marttinen's balance. Obviously they view that as a key factor in the outcome of this fight.
Emelienko swings for the body but Marttinen moves out of range.
Marttinen tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Marttinen throws a quick inside leg kick.
Marttinen misses with an uppercut. Emelienko saw that one coming.
Marttinen looking to land some kicks to the body here.
We've been told by Emelienko's head coaches at Runts Academy that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Marttinen scores with a jab to the jaw.
Marttinen takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Marttinen misses with a head kick.
Marttinen shoots in looking for a takedown. Emelienko tries to sprawl out of it but Marttinen keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Emelienko manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Marttinen looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Marttinen moves out of range of the strikes.
Emelienko wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
A solid body kick from Marttinen.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Emelienko misses the shot to the body.

Marttinen scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Marttinen throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko is trying to get back to half guard.
Emelienko is working hard here to advance position.
Emelienko sneaks back into half guard.
Emelienko desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Marttinen throwing shots but Emelienko is blocking nicely.
Emelienko has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Marttinen is working away from the top position though.
Marttinen seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Marttinen has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Emelienko has hold of Marttinen's hands but Marttinen slips his arm to the side and lands an elbow.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
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. Marttinen connects with a nice short shot to Emelienko's temple.
Emelienko wants to control but Marttinen is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Emelienko wants to improve his position but Marttinen is controlling well.
Emelienko trying to control but Marttinen postures up.
Marttinen looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Marttinen throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Emelienko is trying to stand back up but Marttinen is controlling him
Marttinen throwing shots but Emelienko is blocking nicely.
Emelienko has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Marttinen is working away from the top position though.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Marttinen connects with a nice short shot to Emelienko's temple.
Marttinen prevents Emelienko from improving his position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Marttinen missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Marttinen thows a huge punch but Emelienko dodges it nicely.
Emelienko wants to get back to full guard.
Nice strikes from Marttinen there.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Marttinen winds up and cracks Emelienko with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Marttinen thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Emelienko's head.
Marttinen is keen to just control but Emelienko is a slippery customer.
Emelienko keeping his head moving to avoid the ground and pound.

Marttinen is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Emelienko sees it coming and defends easily.

Marttinen is trying to work for a kimura but Emelienko is defending well.
Marttinen looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko has his hands clasped together around Marttinen's back. He's all about the action.
Emelienko moves into full guard.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Marttinen accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Emelienko looking to control.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Marttinen accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Emelienko looking to hit a scissor sweep but Marttinen is one step ahead there.
Marttinen postures up and lands a big shot to Emelienko's brow.
Marttinen working some strikes from top position.
Marttinen being controlled here momentarily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Emelienko misses with a body shot.
Marttinen closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Marttinen misses with a looping right.
Marttinen checks the leg kick nicely there.
Marttinen changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Jab by Marttinen.
Emelienko checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Marttinen throws the kick towards the body but Emelienko avoids it.
Marttinen pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Emelienko connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Emelienko thuds his right hand into Marttinen's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Marttinen fails with the takedown.
It looked like Emelienko was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Marttinen.
Emelienko lands a nice looking body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A slapping leg kick lands for Emelienko.
Emelienko tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Nice uppercut lands for Emelienko. That snapped Marttinen's head back.
Vladimir Emelienko is winning the standup battle so far.
A thudding body kick lands there by Marttinen!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Emelienko takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Marttinen on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Emelienko. Emelienko obviously looking to wear him down.
Emelienko moves out of range of the strikes.
Marttinen shoots in for a double leg but Emelienko sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Emelienko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Marttinen checks the leg kick nicely there.
Marttinen tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Emelienko was well out of range. Poor timing from Marttinen.
Emelienko blocks a jab.
Marttinen blocks a low kick nicely.
Emelienko pivots, looking for a leg kick but Marttinen is out of range and Emelienko settles back down.
Marttinen scores with a spinning back kick!
Emelienko looks to throw the jab but Marttinen is out of range.
Emelienko rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Marttinen counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Marttinen goes for a double leg but Emelienko avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Emelienko continues to drive forward.
Vladimir Emelienko has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Esko Marttinen.
Emelienko stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Emelienko wants it to stay on the feet.
Emelienko misses with a body shot.
Emelienko throws a lazy right hand but Marttinen sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Emelienko is looking to wear down Marttinen with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Marttinen misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Emelienko.
Marttinen bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Emelienko's head backwards.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jab by Marttinen.
Emelienko closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Marttinen misses with a takedown attempt - Emelienko sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
An attempted straight right counter from Emelienko misses the target.
Emelienko connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Emelienko dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
A jab from Marttinen misses.
Marttinen scores with a nice head shot.
Emelienko fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Marttinen has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Emelienko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Emelienko cracks the inside of Marttinen's front leg.
Emelienko bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Marttinen misses with a looping right.
Marttinen throws a shot from downtown. Emelienko moves away and avoids it.
Marttinen throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Emelienko checks a leg kick.
Marttinen pivots, looking for a leg kick but Emelienko is out of range and Marttinen settles back down.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Marttinen lands the left hand.
A looping hook to the body misses from Emelienko. Marttinen does a little dance to reset his feet.
Marttinen looks to land a right hand but Emelienko moved out of range.
Marttinen misses with a hook
letting Emelienko counter with a right hand.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
A big right from Emelienko misses.
Despite the aggression on Marttinen's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Emelienko lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Emelienko just misses with a punch to the body.
Emelienko misses the shot to the body.
That kick from Emelienko tenderised Marttinen's leg. Marttinen is trying to keep his angry face on.
Emelienko connects with a jab.
Emelienko fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Marttinen tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Emelienko defends well and Marttinen ends up having to push Emelienko into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
A left lands for Marttinen.
Emelienko avoids a kick to the body.
Marttinen throws a big shot that misses.
Emelienko fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Marttinen on the side of the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Marttinen darts in looking for a takedown but Emelienko gets double underhooks and turns Marttinen into the cage.
Emelienko scores with a jab. Marttinen acknowledges it with a nod of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Good work by Emelienko as he checks the leg kick.
Marttinen swinging wildly here.
Emelienko swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Vladimir Emelienko is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
A punch lands to the side of Marttinen 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Marttinen throws an overhand right that lands on Emelienko's shoulder, as Emelienko tries to avoid the shot.
Emelienko connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Marttinen throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.
Emelienko misses the shot to the body.
Marttinen swinging wildly here.
Emelienko changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Marttinen lands a vicious shot with the stealth of a sniper and the strength of a viper. Are vipers that strong? I can think of lots of things that are stronger than a viper - not many rhyme with sniper though.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A swing and a miss from Emelienko.
Marttinen is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Emelienko with a body shot.
Marttinen throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Marttinen.
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 Vladimir Emelienko will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Marttinen gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Emelienko counters with a stiff right hand.
Marttinen tries a head kick but it misses.
Emelienko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Marttinen.
Marttinen misses with a body kick.
Good exchange - Marttinen coming out on top.
Marttinen throws a lazy uppercut
and Emelienko counters with a nice body shot.
Emelienko shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Emelienko throws a leg kick which misses Marttinen's front leg but catches the back leg as Marttinen tries to avoid it.
Marttinen motions for Emelienko to come forward. Marttinen throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Emelienko walks into a straight right hand from Marttinen.
Emelienko connects with an inside leg kick.
Emelienko throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Marttinen is looking to land body kicks.
A quick step to the side and Emelienko tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Emelienko throws a low kick but Marttinen avoids it.
Emelienko scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Marttinen's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Emelienko stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Marttinen.
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!
Emelienko throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Marttinen misses with a hook. Emelienko ducked under it nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Marttinen is looking to slow Emelienko down with leg kicks.
Marttinen throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Emelienko sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Marttinen will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Esko Marttinen seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Marttinen slips a jab from Emelienko.
Marttinen avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Marttinen misses with a leg kick
and Emelienko counters with a nice leg kick.
Emelienko scores with a body shot.
Emelienko walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Marttinen checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Emelienko slips a jab from Marttinen.
Marttinen throws a wild body kick that Emelienko sees coming a mile off.
Marttinen misses the jab.
Marttinen avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Emelienko connects with a jab.
Emelienko takes a swing at Marttinen's ribcage but misses.
Marttinen throws a leg kick that misses.
Emelienko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Marttinen manages to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Marttinen uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Emelienko has time to react.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Emelienko takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Emelienko takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Emelienko moves out of range of the body kick from Marttinen.
Marttinen missing with a left hand there. Emelienko was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Marttinen misses with a hook
and Emelienko counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
No joy there for Emelienko, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Marttinen wants to land a leg kick but Emelienko is out of range.
Emelienko looks to score with a jab to the body but Marttinen is just out of range.
Emelienko throws a leg kick which misses Marttinen's front leg but catches the back leg as Marttinen tries to avoid it.
Emelienko throws a jab when Marttinen was well out of range.
Marttinen just misses with a punch to the body.
Emelienko takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Emelienko darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Marttinen checks the leg kick.
A little jabbing left from Marttinen on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Marttinen cracks Emelienko with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko scores with a jab to the jaw.
Emelienko scores with a leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Emelienko. Marttinen does a little dance to reset his feet.
Emelienko tries a low kick but Marttinen avoids it.
Marttinen throws a low kick, looking for Emelienko's leg but Emelienko calmly moves out of range.
Emelienko checks a low kick from Marttinen.
Marttinen lunges at Emelienko with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Emelienko's hand.
Emelienko connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Marttinen keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nice body punch from Emelienko.
Emelienko looks to throw the jab but Marttinen is out of range.
And Marttinen tries to counter it with a takedown but Emelienko pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Marttinen looks to throw the jab but Emelienko is out of range.
Emelienko will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Emelienko fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Marttinen is out of range.
A leg kick checked by Marttinen.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Marttinen misses with an uppercut.
Marttinen throws an off balance right hand
and Emelienko makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Marttinen takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Emelienko takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Marttinen throws a front kick that sends Emelienko stumbling back into the cage.
The fighters circling - Marttinen throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Marttinen checks a low kick from Emelienko.
Emelienko misses with a hook. Marttinen ducked under it nicely.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Marttinen! But no joy.
Marttinen lands with a nice body punch.
Marttinen turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Emelienko walks into a stiff left hand from Marttinen.
Emelienko will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Marttinen feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Emelienko's calf.
Marttinen throws a front kick aimed at Emelienko's knee but Emelienko avoids it well.

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 Vladimir Emelienko.
I think Emelienko 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 Yuuki Gou scores the fight 29:28
Judge Shirou Masuda scores the fight 29:28
Judge Yukihiro Yamamoto scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Vladimir Emelienko!

Vladimir Emelienko 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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RATING
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Event: PFC 80 Alzheimer vs Dad     
Date:   Dec 22, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Vladimir Emelienko (ranked 349 p4p, 48 weight class) and Will Rock (ranked 117 p4p, 14 weight class). Rock has chosen I Wanna Rock as his entrance music. The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.

176 cm
37
168 lbs
29 - 13 - 1
180 cm
27
160 lbs
16 - 5 - 2
Good wrestling
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 29 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Emelienko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 5 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of New York, Will Rock!
The judges for this bout are Taro Takaoka, Shigeki Sano and Yukihiro Yamamoto.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Emelienko checks a leg kick nicely.
Rock scores with a spinning back kick!
Emelienko throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Emelienko throws an off balance right hand
and Rock cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Rock walks into a left hand.
Rock throws a jab but it's blocked by Emelienko.
Emelienko checks a leg kick.
A good leg kick by Rock.
Emelienko swings for the body but Rock moves out of range.
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
Emelienko tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rock was well out of range. Poor timing from Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Emelienko fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Rock is out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rock throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Emelienko on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Emelienko throws a shot from downtown. Rock moves away and avoids it.
Rock dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Emelienko. That did some damage!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Rock throws a left and a right that both miss
and Emelienko counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Rock thinking.
Rock looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Emelienko throws a leg kick
and Rock makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Emelienko really felt that one!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rock wants to land a leg kick but Emelienko is out of range.
Emelienko throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Emelienko takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Rock scores with a jab to the head.
Rock lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Emelienko blocks a jab.
Emelienko looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
A good leg kick by Rock.

Rock takes the fight into the clinch.
Rock scores with a shot to the side of Emelienko's head.
Rock tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Emelienko's elbow.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rock.
Emelienko misses with a body punch.
Rock blocks a body shot from Emelienko.

Rock manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Emelienko is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Rock trying to control the position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.

Emelienko got a little sloppy there for a moment and Rock has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Emelienko has managed to get both his arms back between Rock's legs - danger averted.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Emelienko avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Emelienko won't allow Rock to sweep him here.
Emelienko is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.
Emelienko's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Rock throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.
A clash of legs there as Rock blocks the low kick.
Emelienko tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rock was well out of range. Poor timing from Emelienko.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Rock.
Emelienko 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.
Emelienko dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Emelienko slips a jab and a cross from Rock.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rock connects with a looping right hand.
Emelienko uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Rock.
Emelienko looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Rock ducks under a wild hook from Emelienko.
Rock ducks under a wild hook from Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a leg kick
and Rock counters with a nice uppercut.
Emelienko scores with a jab. Rock acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Emelienko throws a jab but it's blocked by Rock.
Rock was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Emelienko throws a right hand that misses
and Rock counters with a good low kick that Emelienko was not able to check.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Emelienko scores with a nice one two combo and darts back out of range to avoid anything coming in the opposite direction.
Rock misses with a low kick.
Rock lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Emelienko connects with an inside leg kick.
Rock throws a front kick aimed at Emelienko's knee but Emelienko avoids it well.
A quick step to the side and Emelienko tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Emelienko throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Emelienko moves into range and connects with a jab.
Rock misses with a straight left.
Emelienko misses with a low kick as Rock jumps back.
Nice body kick from Rock.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Rock cracks the inside of Emelienko's front leg.
Decent striking displayed by Emelienko there.
Rock misses with a right hand
and Emelienko counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Emelienko ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Rock scores with the left hand. Emelienko knows he should have avoided that one.
Rock fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Rock moves out of range of the strikes.
Rock throws a combination. Emelienko tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Rock staying out of range there.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Rock connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Emelienko's hands.
Rock misses with a looping right.
Emelienko punishes Rock's body with a nice straight punch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A clash of legs there as Rock blocks the low kick.
Emelienko looks to score with a jab to the body but Rock is just out of range.
Rock takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Emelienko is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Emelienko misses the jab.
Rock tries to clinch up.
Rock scores with a sloppy right hand. Emelienko should have avoided that one.
Emelienko walks forward, straight into a front kick from Rock.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko cracks Rock with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Emelienko takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Rock has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Rock moves out of range of the strikes.
Emelienko misses with a leg kick
and Rock counters with a stiff right hand.
Emelienko throws out a leg kick but Rock moves out of range and Emelienko only half commits.
Rock uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Emelienko.
Rock throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A low kick from Emelienko is predictable there
and Rock cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Emelienko uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Rock.
Emelienko swings for the body but Rock moves out of range.
Rock cracks the inside of Emelienko's front leg.
Rock gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Emelienko keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Emelienko throws a low kick but Rock avoids it.
Emelienko scores with a hook.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Emelienko fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Rock looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Emelienko connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Emelienko misses with a low kick as Rock jumps back.
Decent striking displayed by Emelienko there.
Emelienko throws an off balance right hand
enabling Rock to counter with a crisp jab.
Rock sizes up Emelienko with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Emelienko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Will Rock seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Emelienko misses with a lunging right hand
and Rock counters with a stiff right hand.
Emelienko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rock.
Emelienko missing with a left hand there. Rock was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Emelienko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rock looks to land a right hand but Emelienko moved out of range.
Emelienko throws a sloppy head kick and Rock moves out of range easily.
Nice body punch from Emelienko.
Rock throws a nice outside leg kick.
Emelienko misses the shot to the body.
Emelienko throws a body punch but Rock moves out of range.
Rock feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Emelienkos jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Emelienko avoids a kick to the body.
An attempted straight right counter from Emelienko misses the target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rock is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
A nice inside leg kick there by Rock. That's going to slow Emelienko down.
Rock takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Emelienko throws a body punch but Rock moves out of range.
Rock misses the jab.
Emelienko throws a body shot but no joy.
Emelienko scores with a leg kick.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Rock checks it.
Rock jabs Emelienko right on the nose. Emelienko blinks but takes it well.
Rock dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Emelienko. That did some damage!
Rock connects with an inside leg kick.
Emelienko will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
A jab from Rock misses.
Rock tries to clinch but Emelienko moves out of range.
A jab from Emelienko misses.
Emelienko scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Rock doesn't seem bothered though.
Rock connects with a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rock smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rock staying out of range there.
Rock misses with a combination
and Emelienko connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Rock chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Emelienko defending well as Rock loads up on a big left hand.
Emelienko listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Rock uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Emelienko.
Rock lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Rock throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Rock misses with an uppercut. Emelienko saw that one coming.
Emelienko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Rock manages to avoid it.
Emelienko drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Rock stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Emelienko feints and then cracks Rock's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Rock down.
Rock fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Rock checks a low kick from Emelienko.
Rock looks to throw the jab but Emelienko is out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Emelienko tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Rock was well out of range. Poor timing from Emelienko.
Nice defenses there by Emelienko.
Emelienko looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Rock throws a head kick but Emelienko moves out of range.
Emelienko throws a low kick but it's checked well by Rock.
Emelienko lands a nice shot to the body.
Rock misses with a kick to the body.
Rock displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Emelienko throws out the jab.
Rock moves away from the strike by Emelienko.
Rock throws a sloppy head kick and Emelienko moves out of range easily.
Rock bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Rock throws a nice outside leg kick.
Rock will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Emelienko avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Emelienko tries to score with a low kick but Rock moves his leg out of the way.
Emelienko ducks under a wild hook from Rock.
A counter left hand to the body from Emelienko misses its target.
Rock throws a head kick that misses
and Emelienko counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Good shot there by Rock.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko swings for the body but Rock moves out of range.
Emelienko has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Rock finds it's way round the side to connect with Emelienko's head.
Rock looks to land a right hand but Emelienko moved out of range.
Emelienko was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Emelienko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Rock.
Emelienko takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Rock works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Rock throws a quick inside leg kick.
Emelienko is looking to wear down Rock with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Emelienko needs to keep his hands up - Rock had a free shot at his head there.
Rock works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Emelienko lands with a thumping leg kick.
A jab from Emelienko misses.
Rock scores with a head kick.
Emelienko lands with a cross.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Emelienko throws a low kick but Rock avoids it.
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
Emelienko misses the body punch
and Rock counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Rock ducks under a wild hook from Emelienko.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko scores with a hook to the body. Rock takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Emelienko defending well as Rock loads up on a big left hand.
Emelienko throws out a leg kick but Rock moves out of range and Emelienko only half commits.
Emelienko fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Rock checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Rock checks a leg kick.
Emelienko throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Rock thows a left - swing and a miss!
Emelienko turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Emelienko staying out of range there.
Rock uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Emelienko.
Rock let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Emelienko avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Emelienko thows a left - swing and a miss!
Emelienko throws a predictable looking body shot
and Rock counters with an inside leg kick.
Emelienko throws a low kick but Rock avoids it.
Emelienko moves out of range as Rock strikes.
Emelienko is looking to chop away at Rock's legs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rock lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Emelienko scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Emelienko pivots, looking for a leg kick but Rock is out of range and Emelienko settles back down.
Emelienko lands a nice hook to Rock's body. Rock takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Rock misses with a two punch combination.
A chopping leg kick lands by Rock.
Rock throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Emelienko scores with a jab to the head.
Rock throws a head kick that misses.
Vladimir Emelienko has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Will Rock is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Emelienko thows a left - swing and a miss!
Emelienko tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
A jab from Rock finds it's way through Emelienko's defenses.
Emelienko swings for the body but Rock moves out of range.
Rock avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
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!
Rock avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Rock appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Rock slips under a jab.
Rock connects with a single shot there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rock will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Emelienko fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Emelienko tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Rock uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Emelienko.
Emelienko does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Emelienko missing with a left hand there. Rock was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Emelienko takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Nice shot by Emelienko.
Emelienko misses with a two punch combination.
Emelienko throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Rock steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Emelienko.
Emelienko checks a leg kick.
A nice inside leg kick there by Emelienko. That's going to slow Rock down.
Rock fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Emelienko on the side of the head.
Emelienko is looking to score with low kicks.
Emelienko misses with a hook. Rock ducked under it nicely.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Will Rock.
Well Rock 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 Taro Takaoka scores the fight 27:30
Judge Shigeki Sano scores the fight 27:30
Judge Yukihiro Yamamoto scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Will Rock!

After winning the bout, Will Rock 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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RATING
74%

 

Event: PFC75 Yamaguchi vs Fitzpatrick     
Date:   Nov 24, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Randy Springs (ranked 603 p4p, 79 weight class) and Vladimir Emelienko (ranked 598 p4p, 77 weight class). Both fighters look pumped up here. Let's hope this is a good fight!

178 cm
34
158 lbs
34 - 15 - 0
176 cm
37
168 lbs
28 - 13 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
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 34 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Randy Springs!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Emelienko!
The judges for this bout are Yasuomi Hirokawa, Yukihiro Shimada and Ren Mimura.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Emelienko uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Springs.
Springs swings away with a body shot that misses
and Springs takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Emelienko fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Randy Springs seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Emelienko pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Springs moves out of range of the strikes.
Springs tries to clinch but Emelienko moves out of range.
Good leg kick by Emelienko there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Emelienko pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Springs lands a nice leg kick that just misses Emelienko's sensitive parts.
Emelienko thows a left - swing and a miss!
Springs misses the jab.
Springs takes a swing at Emelienko's ribcage but misses.
We've been told by Springs's head coaches at Trinity Gym that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Emelienko takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
A looping hook to the body misses from Emelienko. Springs does a little dance to reset his feet.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Springs, right into the meat.
A swing and a miss from Springs.
Springs connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Emelienko thuds a left hand into Springs's body.
Springs checks a low kick from Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a body punch but Springs moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Springs misses with an attempted mid kick.
Emelienko takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Springs takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Emelienko ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Springs uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Emelienko.
Springs throws a nice inside leg kick.
Springs displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Emelienko throws out the jab.
Emelienko slips under a jab.
Emelienko punishes Springs's body with a nice straight punch.
Emelienko scores with a body shot.
Springs blocks a jab.
Springs avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
Emelienko tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Springs was well out of range. Poor timing from Emelienko.
Emelienko is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Springs rather than just go for the knockout.
A decent looking cross lands there for Emelienko.
Springs looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
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!
Emelienko missing with a left hand there. Springs was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Springs throws out a loose jab but Emelienko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Emelienko now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
A jab lands there for Emelienko.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko throws a solid leg kick but Springs takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Emelienko.
Springs with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Emelienko to score with a decent uppercut.
Emelienko uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Springs.
Emelienko tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Springs is able to avoid easily.
The fighters circling - Emelienko throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Springs throws a low kick but Emelienko moves out of range easily.
Springs backing away here, and Emelienko unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Emelienko takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
That kick from Springs tenderised Emelienko's leg. Emelienko is trying to keep his angry face on.
Springs looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Emelienko feints a counter leg kick.
Decent striking displayed by Springs there.
Emelienko misses with a straight right.
Emelienko connects with a jab.
Springs staying out of range there.
Emelienko scores with a body shot.
Emelienko throws a big shot that misses.
Emelienko takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Nice straight punches there by Emelienko. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Emelienko.
Springs throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.
A low kick from Emelienko is predictable there
and Springs counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko avoids a kick to the body.
Emelienko throws a low kick, looking for Springs's leg but Springs calmly moves out of range.
Emelienko looks to score with a jab to the body but Springs is just out of range.
A slapping leg kick lands for Springs.
Emelienko uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Springs.
A leg kick checked by Emelienko.
Emelienko looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Emelienko shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Springs takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Springs misses with a head kick.
Emelienko looks to throw the jab but Springs is out of range.
A nice inside leg kick there by Emelienko. That's going to slow Springs down.
Emelienko takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Nice body kick there by Springs.
Springs scores with a leg kick.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Emelienko fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Springs has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Springs misses with a hook.
Springs steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Emelienko.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Springs throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Emelienko stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Springs looks to throw the jab but Emelienko is out of range.
Springs throws a half hearted mid kick.
Emelienko throws out a counter right but Springs avoids it with no problem.
Springs throws a leg kick but Emelienko moved away.
Springs throws a lazy right hand but Emelienko sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Emelienko doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Emelienko scores with a nice right hand.
Springs throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.
It seemed like Emelienko was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Springs will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Springs connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Springs misses with a kick to the body.
Springs's jab looks to have found its range, popping Emelienko under the eye.
Emelienko checks a leg kick.
Emelienko scores with a decent looking hook.
Emelienko checks a low kick from Springs.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Emelienko lands a nice shot to the body.
Emelienko's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Emelienko punishes Springs's body with a nice straight punch.
Springs looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.

Springs forces Emelienko back against the cage and clinches.
Springs throws a punch but it's blocked by Emelienko.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Vladimir Emelienko will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Springs throws a shot from downtown. Emelienko moves away and avoids it.
Springs backing away here, and Emelienko unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Emelienko misses the jab.
A lazy body kick from Springs
and Emelienko counters with an outside leg kick.
Emelienko checks a leg kick.
Springs moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Emelienko is looking to slow Springs down with leg kicks.
Emelienko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Springs.
Springs looks to land a left hand but Emelienko moved out of range nicely.
Emelienko jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Emelienko throws a head kick that misses.
Springs tries to work over Emelienko's front leg with a kick but Emelienko checks it.

Springs closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
A head punch on the inside from Springs fails to land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Emelienko blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Emelienko misses with a hook from the clinch.
Springs swings wildly with an uppercut but Emelienko uses good head movement to avoid it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Emelienko.
Emelienko misses with a body punch.
Emelienko blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Springs scores with a shoulder strike.
Springs blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Springs can't find room to land a body shot as Emelienko controls the action.
Good body shot from Springs.
Come on Springs - let's have some action - none of this stalling nonsense.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Emelienko.
Emelienko has a couple of punches blocked by Springs.
Emelienko blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Springs pushes Emelienko back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Springs tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Emelienko's elbow.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Emelienko lands a right hand that snaps the head of Springs backwards.
Emelienko lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Springs backwards.
Emelienko lands with a right to the head.
A short left from Springs.
Springs misses with the head strike.
Emelienko scores with a shot to the side of Springs's head.
Springs lands a right hand that snaps the head of Emelienko backwards.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Springs prevents a body shot from Emelienko.
A head punch on the inside from Springs fails to land.
Emelienko misses with a punch to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Springs's elbow.
A head punch on the inside from Springs fails to land.
Nice body punch from Springs.
Springs lands with a short punch from the clinch.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Springs.
A right hand to the body from Springs.
A head punch on the inside from Springs fails to land.
A head punch on the inside from Springs fails to land.
Springs doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Emelienko doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Emelienko.
Emelienko blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Emelienko tries to land knees in the clinch but Springs avoids the damage to the body.
Emelienko misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Nice body punch from Emelienko - that landed with a thud.
Emelienko throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Springss head.
Emelienko is leaning against Springs and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Springs misses with the head strike.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Springs lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Emelienko scores with a shot to the side of Springs's head.
Emelienko blocks a body shot from Springs.
Emelienko lands with a short shot to the head.
A right hand to the body from Springs.
Emelienko tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Springs's elbow.
Emelienko doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Emelienko misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Springs.
Emelienko pushes Springs back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
A shot in the inside from Springs.
Springs throws a head punch that misses.
Randy Springs has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Emelienko tries to throw a body punch but Springs avoids it by throwing Emelienko back against the cage.
Springs prevents a body shot from Emelienko.

Emelienko breaks from the clinch.
Springs cracks Emelienko with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Emelienko uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Springs.
Emelienko takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Emelienko has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Emelienko there as he acknowledges the shot.
Springs scores with a jab to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Springs throws an overhand right that lands on Emelienko's shoulder, as Emelienko tries to avoid the shot.
Springs throws a looping overhand right but Emelienko ducks down to avoid it.
Emelienko connects with a solid leg kick.
Springs takes a swing at Emelienko's ribcage but misses.
Emelienko bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Springs's head.
Springs misses with a hook.
Emelienko takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Vladimir Emelienko seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Emelienko lands with a right hand.
Springs lands a nice looking body kick.
A leg kick checked by Emelienko.
Springs uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Emelienko.
Emelienko takes a swing at Springs's ribcage but misses.
Some bone on bone action there as Emelienko checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Springs pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Emelienko pivots, looking for a leg kick but Springs is out of range and Emelienko settles back down.
Emelienko ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Springs moves away.
Springs avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
An inside leg kick lands from Emelienko.
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 Randy Springs will probably get the nod.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin! This is the final round!


Emelienko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Springs checks a low kick from Emelienko.
A looping hook to the body misses from Emelienko. Springs does a little dance to reset his feet.
Emelienko misses with a hook
and Springs connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Emelienko cracks Springs with an open hand slap.
Emelienko lands a jab.
Emelienko avoids the body shot from Springs.
Springs misses with a body shot.
Springs lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Springs tries to land a leg kick but Emelienko saw it coming and moves away.
Springs misses with a hook
and Emelienko counters with a stiff right hand.
Springs misses with a double jab
and Emelienko counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Springs thinking.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Emelienko on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Emelienko throws a body kick that misses.
Emelienko with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Springs is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Springs checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko avoids the body shot from Springs.
Emelienko feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Springs's calf.
Emelienko throws a body shot but no joy.
Springs throws a head kick but Emelienko moves out of range.
Emelienko jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.

Springs gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Springs tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Emelienko doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Springs swings wildly with an uppercut but Emelienko uses good head movement to avoid it.

Emelienko breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Springs tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Emelienko is able to avoid easily.
Emelienko looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Springs gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Emelienko.
Emelienko pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Springs feints and then cracks Emelienko's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Emelienko down.
A chopping leg kick lands by Springs.
Emelienko throws out a powerful jab.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
Springs was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Springs.
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!
Emelienko tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Springs was well out of range. Poor timing from Emelienko.
Springs connects with the punch.
Springs takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Emelienko misses with a shot to the body
and Springs counters with a leg kick.
Springs lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Springs takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Springs throws a hook but Emelienko avoids it easily.
Emelienko does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
A looping hook to the body misses from Springs. Emelienko does a little dance to reset his feet.
Springs shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Springs is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Emelienko.
Emelienko lands a slapping body shot.
Emelienko throws out a loose jab but Springs uses good head movement to avoid it.
Emelienko throws a body shot but no joy.
Emelienko scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Emelienko lands with a good body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Springs fails in his attempt to clinch.
Emelienko takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Springs misses with a looping left.
Springs shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Springs throws out a loose jab but Emelienko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Springs throws a leg kick but Emelienko sees it coming and checks it nicely.
A nice side step and Emelienko releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Emelienko looks to score with a jab to the body but Springs is just out of range.
An attempted straight right counter from Springs misses the target.
Emelienko takes one on the button.
Nice jab there from Emelienko.

Springs instigates a clinch.
Emelienko has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Springs seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Emelienko can turn it around.
Emelienko working Springs over with knees to the body.
Springs lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Emelienko.
Emelienko misses with a hook to the ribs.
Springs swings wildly with an uppercut but Emelienko uses good head movement to avoid it.

Emelienko breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Emelienko dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Springs thuds his shin into the meat of Emelienko's side.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A clash of legs there as Springs blocks the low kick.
Emelienko is looking to slow Springs down with leg kicks.
Springs misses with a leg kick
and Emelienko counters with a stiff right hand.
Emelienko finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Springs throws a leg kick which misses Emelienko's front leg but catches the back leg as Emelienko tries to avoid it.
Emelienko pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Springs connects with a single shot there.
Emelienko keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Springs.
Emelienko keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Springs.
Emelienko digs a good hook to Springs's body.
Springs connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Emelienko throws a low kick but Springs avoids it.
Springs throws a big counter combination but Emelienko scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Emelienko throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Springs tries to clinch there but Emelienko circles away.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Springs 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 Emelienko has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Emelienko and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Springs misses with a wild body shot.
Springs throws a leg kick
and Emelienko counters with a right hand to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Vladimir Emelienko.
I think Emelienko 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 Yasuomi Hirokawa scores the fight 27:30
Judge Yukihiro Shimada scores the fight 27:30
Judge Ren Mimura scores the fight 28:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Vladimir Emelienko!

Vladimir Emelienko bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
The defeated Randy Springs had this to say: 'I want a rematch'.
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Event: PFC 69 Com vs Sullivan     
Date:   Oct 20, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Vladimir Emelienko (ranked 884 p4p, 111 weight class) and Glenn Williamson (ranked 1044 p4p, 136 weight class). These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

176 cm
37
168 lbs
27 - 13 - 1
178 cm
29
165 lbs
13 - 12 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class 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 27 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Emelienko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Glenn Williamson!
The judges for this bout are Kenichi Hosakawa, Shigeki Fujiwara and Hirohito Nitta.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Williamson avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Williamson only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Williamson shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Emelienko but Emelienko pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Williamson throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Emelienko counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Williamson thinking.
Emelienko defending well as Williamson loads up on a big left hand.
Emelienko dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Emelienko lands a nice shot that snaps Williamson's head back.
Emelienko lands with a thumping leg kick.
Williamson tries to clinch but Emelienko is having none of it.
Williamson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Emelienko.
Williamson misses with a hook. Emelienko ducked under it nicely.
Williamson finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Emelienko blocks a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Emelienko throws a right hand that misses
and Williamson counters with a straight right hand.
Williamson darts in looking for a takedown but Emelienko gets double underhooks and turns Williamson into the cage.
Emelienko misses the shot to the body.
Williamson misses with a leg kick
and Emelienko counters with an outside leg kick.

Williamson shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Williamson showed some decent athleticism there.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Emelienko is trying to get back to full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko is not content to let Williamson control the position.
Emelienko is trying to get back to full guard.
Emelienko is working hard here to advance position.
Williamson throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Williamson seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Emelienko does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Emelienko is doing well to avoid being mounted. He's controlling the position at the moment.
Williamson wants to lay and pray for a moment but Emelienko keeps working.

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.
Williamson takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.

Williamson is working for a kimura but Emelienko is defending it quite comfortably.
Emelienko is concentrating on defense, preventing Williamson from advancing position.
Emelienko moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Emelienko controlling Williamson's posture.
Emelienko lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Williamson has been taking part in the yoga sessions down at LOD:Top Team. Presumably he's going to look for a slick submission... Or maybe he's looking to avoid one.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Emelienko forces his way into half guard.
Well, if Emelienko is going to just lie there, perhaps we should talk about what we're having for dinner tonight… I'm having a ham and pineapple pizza… Yum. Can't wait.
Emelienko is pressing down on Williamson's thigh, looking to free his foot. Williamson is holding on for now.
The fighters are battling for position here. Williamson manages to regain full guard. Nice work.
Emelienko stays in close to Williamson's body and controls the position.

Emelienko stands up and waves to Williamson to follow him.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Williamson throws a jab but it's blocked by Emelienko.
Williamson shoots in for a takedown but Emelienko shows good takedown defense.
Vladimir Emelienko has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Glenn Williamson.
Emelienko keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Williamson missing with a left hand there. Emelienko was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Emelienko is looking to wear down Williamson with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Emelienko 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 Williamson has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Williamson and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Williamson tries to clinch up.
Emelienko connects with an inside leg kick.
Williamson dips to his left and cracks Emelienko with an uppercut!
Williamson rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Emelienko counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Emelienko bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Emelienko throws a body punch but Williamson moves out of range.
Williamson looks to land a right hand but Emelienko moved out of range.
Williamson tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Emelienko throws a big shot that misses.
Emelienko tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Williamson was well out of range. Poor timing from Emelienko.
Williamson throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Emelienko on the side of the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Emelienko lands an overhand right.
Williamson uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Emelienko.
Williamson tries to clinch up.
Emelienko keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Williamson scores with a shot to the body.
Williamson on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Emelienko throws a leg kick
and Williamson counters with a lovely straight right hand!
A big left from Williamson misses.
Williamson throws a lazy right hand but Emelienko sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Williamson loads up on a big right hand but Emelienko slips the punch.
Emelienko showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Williamson.
Emelienko swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Emelienko throws a body shot but no joy.
Vladimir Emelienko is winning the standup battle so far.
Williamson throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Emelienko scores with a kick to the body.
Williamson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Emelienko.
Emelienko lands with a thumping leg kick.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko just misses with a punch to the body.
Williamson fails with the takedown.
Williamson takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Emelienko is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Williamson can do to turn this around?
Emelienko is looking to score with low kicks.
Emelienko ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Williamson moves away.
Emelienko throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Williamson throws a hook but Emelienko avoids it easily.
Emelienko pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Emelienko thows a left - swing and a miss!
Emelienko lands a head shot.
A chopping leg kick lands by Emelienko.
Williamson misses with a two punch combination.
Emelienko lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
A big left from Williamson misses.
Emelienko lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Emelienko.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Williamson jabbing away but nothing is landing.
A punch lands to the side of Emelienko 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Emelienko blocks a leg kick.
Emelienko fires out a quick counter leg kick but Williamson just manages to avoid it.
Emelienko moves away from the strike by Williamson.
Emelienko throws an overhand right that lands on Williamson's shoulder, as Williamson tries to avoid the shot.
Emelienko swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Williamson uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Emelienko.
A shot to the body from Emelienko misses
and Emelienko takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Emelienko displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Williamson throws out the jab.
Vladimir Emelienko is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Emelienko ducks under a wild hook from Williamson.
Emelienko fires out a quick counter leg kick but Williamson just manages to avoid it.
Emelienko displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Williamson throws out the jab.
Williamson throws a body shot but no joy.
As Williamson backs away, Emelienko returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Williamson takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Emelienko looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Emelienko is looking to slow Williamson down with leg kicks.
A slow jab from Williamson misses its intended target.
Emelienko half committed to a counter leg kick.
Emelienko throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko tries to work over Williamson's front leg with a kick but Williamson checks it.
Emelienko connects with a body shot.
Williamson misses with the combination.
Williamson ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Williamson throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Williamson takes one to the side of the head.
Emelienko fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Williamson has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
Good work by Williamson as he checks the leg kick.
Williamson keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Williamson rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Emelienko moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Williamson has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Emelienko finds it's way round the side to connect with Williamson's head.

Williamson gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Emelienko softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Emelienko scores with a shot to the side of Williamson's head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Emelienko trying to land knees to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko blocks a body shot from Williamson.
A head punch on the inside from Emelienko fails to land.
Williamson fails to pull the fight into his guard.
I was talking to Emelienko's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Emelienko takes a shot to the head.
Emelienko lands a hook to the side of the head.
Williamson prevents a body shot from Emelienko.
Williamson swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Williamson's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
A short right from Emelienko on the inside.
Williamson misses with a punch to the body.
Emelienko cracks Williamson with a nice body shot.
Williamson tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Emelienko smiles and moves away.
Vladimir Emelienko has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Glenn Williamson.
A slow jab from Emelienko misses its intended target.
Williamson throws a hook to the side of Emelienko's head but Emelienko sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Emelienko is looking to counter punch.
Williamson throws an overhand right that lands on Emelienko's shoulder, as Emelienko tries to avoid the shot.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Williamson ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Williamson moves out of range of the leg kick from Emelienko.
Emelienko catches Williamson with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Vladimir Emelienko dominated that second round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


A jab from Williamson finds it's way through Emelienko's defenses.
Williamson smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Williamson misses with a double jab
and Emelienko counters with a nice leg kick.
Williamson tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Emelienko was well out of range. Poor timing from Williamson.
Williamson throws a right and a left that both miss.
Emelienko was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Emelienko lands with a thumping leg kick.
Williamson throws a right and a left that both miss.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Williamson sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Williamson throws a shot from downtown. Emelienko moves away and avoids it.
Williamson scores with a jab. Emelienko acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Williamson throws a chopping leg kick but Emelienko manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Williamson has closed the distance and engaged Emelienko in a clinch.
Emelienko takes a shot to the head.
Williamson working aggressively here.
Williamson is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Emelienko is defending well.
Williamson blocks a body shot from Emelienko.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Emelienko misses with some punches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Williamson on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Williamson goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Emelienko tries a body shot but Williamson blocks it.
Williamson has a couple of punches blocked by Emelienko.
A short uppercut from Emelienko.
Emelienko missing with knees to the body.
Emelienko tries to throw a body punch but Williamson avoids it by throwing Emelienko back against the cage.
Williamson tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Emelienko stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Williamson tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Emelienko smiles and moves away.
Vladimir Emelienko has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Glenn Williamson.
Williamson staying out of range there.
Williamson avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Emelienko attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Williamson jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Emelienko was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Emelienko throws a leg kick that is checked
and Williamson counters with a stiff right hand.
Williamson throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.
Emelienko appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Emelienko slips under a jab from Williamson.
Williamson throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Williamson uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Emelienko.
Emelienko lands a glancing blow to the side of Williamson's head.
Emelienko thows a left - swing and a miss!
Williamson misses with a hook. Emelienko ducked under it nicely.
Williamson has a takedown stuffed.
Williamson closes the distance and clinches up with Emelienko, looking for a takedown. Williamson pushes Emelienko against the cage but Emelienko circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Williamson throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Williamson doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Nice sprawl there from Emelienko as Williamson shoots in.

Williamson clinches up with Emelienko and pushes him back against the cage.
Emelienko gets through Williamson's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Williamson takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Emelienko misses with a punch to the body.
Williamson tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Emelienko just stands there and leans against the cage.
Williamson managing to block the knees to the body from Emelienko.
Emelienko with a knee to the head.
Williamson tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Vladimir Emelienko has scored more points in the clinch so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko scores with a shot to the side of Williamson's head.
Emelienko misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Emelienko digs a right hand into Williamson's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Williamson's gas tank.
Emelienko lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Williamson backwards.

Williamson is rocked!
Emelienko tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Williamson is still on wobbly legs! Can Emelienko finish him?
Emelienko lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Emelienko misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Williamson misses with some punches.
Williamson misses with a hook to the ribs.
Vladimir Emelienko is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Williamson seems to have recovered his senses.
Emelienko tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Williamson's elbow.
Emelienko lands a shot to the body.
Emelienko lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Williamson fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Emelienko pushes Williamson back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Emelienko tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Emelienko misses with a hook to the ribs.
Emelienko stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Emelienko struggles to land a body shot inside as Williamson controls his hands.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Williamson swings wildly with an uppercut but Emelienko uses good head movement to avoid it.
A hook to the body from Emelienko.
Emelienko tries to land a knee to the head but Williamson blocks with his arms.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Emelienko misses with a hook to the ribs.
Emelienko lands a hook that snaps the head of Williamson backwards.
Emelienko lands a body punch.
Emelienko lands a left hand that snaps the head of Williamson backwards.
Emelienko can't find room to land a body shot as Williamson controls the action.
Emelienko lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Williamson backwards.
Emelienko throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Williamsons head.
Emelienko missing with knees to the body.
Emelienko tries to land knees in the clinch but Williamson avoids the damage to the body.
Emelienko struggles to land a body shot inside as Williamson controls his hands.
Emelienko dips a shoulder and cracks Williamson with a mighty uppercut! Williamson falls back against the cage and Emelienko unloads with a barrage of strikes! Williamson is completely out with his eyes open, only supported by the cage! Save him ref! Eventually the ref decides to do his job and jumps in - Emelienko screams abuse at the incompetent official before going over to celebrate with his corner. Brutal stuff!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:58 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Vladimir Emelienko!
Vladimir Emelienko bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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Event: PFC 62 Kitano vs Brophy*     
Date:   Sep 15, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Vladimir Emelienko (ranked 590 p4p, 66 weight class) and Teemu Karjalainen (ranked 313 p4p, 37 weight class). Karjalainen has chosen Poisonblack - Sun Shines Black as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

176 cm
36
168 lbs
27 - 12 - 1
171 cm
32
163 lbs
21 - 13 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Dangerous knees
Granite chin

Combat Wombat (90% Laundry)

Riner Clothing and Laundry (85%)



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 27 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Emelienko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Teemu Karjalainen!
The judges for this bout are Sosuke Kotani, Shigeki Fujiwara and Yukihiro Yamamoto.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Emelienko feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Karjalainen's calf.
Emelienko misses with a leg kick
and Karjalainen connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

It looks like Vladimir Emelienko has been cut.
Karjalainen walks into a stiff left hand from Emelienko.
Karjalainen looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Emelienko takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
A slapping leg kick lands for Karjalainen.
Emelienko connects with a solid leg kick.
Emelienko wants to slow Karjalainen down by chopping away at his legs.
Karjalainen swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Emelienko scores with a sloppy right hand. Karjalainen should have avoided that one.
Emelienko with a body punch. A glancing blow.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Donk. Emelienko catches Karjalainen right on the button with a cross.
Karjalainen keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Emelienko sets himself, and Karjalainen steps forward looking for the clinch! Emelienko avoids it this time.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Karjalainen moved away.
Karjalainen is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Emelienko throws a shot to the body.
A shot to the body from Emelienko misses
and Karjalainen counters with an outside leg kick.
Vladimir Emelienko is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sloppy strikes from Karjalainen. Those never looked like landing.
Emelienko throws a poor cross that misses
and Karjalainen counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Emelienko misses with a low kick as Karjalainen jumps back.
Karjalainen is looking to clinch.
Karjalainen checks a low kick from Emelienko.
Karjalainen cracks the inside of Emelienko's front leg.
Emelienko connects with an inside leg kick.
Emelienko misses with a leg kick.
Emelienko tests Karjalainen's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Emelienko misses with an uppercut.
Karjalainen feints a counter leg kick.
Danga de danga de dang - Karjalainen scores with a four punch combination!
Emelienko fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A big right from Emelienko misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Emelienko lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Emelienko takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Emelienko lands with an uppercut that bounces Karjalainen off the cage and back into range.
Emelienko works Karjalainen's body with a nice hook.
Karjalainen throws a leg kick but Emelienko sees it coming and moves out of range.
Emelienko scores with a punch to the head.
Emelienko tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Karjalainen is able to avoid easily.
Karjalainen is trying to counter with his kicks.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
A low kick from Emelienko misses

and Karjalainen counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Karjalainen.
Karjalainen misses with a hook to the ribs.
Emelienko has a couple of punches blocked by Karjalainen.
Emelienko lands with a right to the head.
Karjalainen displaying some good clinch control by pressing Emelienko up against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Karjalainen pushes Emelienko back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Karjalainen tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Emelienko avoids it.
Karjalainen lands with a light punch inside.
Karjalainen blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Emelienko lands a body punch in the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Emelienko.
Emelienko struggles to land a body shot inside as Karjalainen controls his hands.
Emelienko tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Karjalainen's elbow.
Emelienko blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Emelienko tries to land knees in the clinch but Karjalainen avoids the damage to the body.
Karjalainen scores with a hook to the body.
Emelienko scores with a nice hook to the head.
Emelienko tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Karjalainen wants to break the clinch but can't.
Emelienko blocks a couple of punches on the inside.

Karjalainen breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Karjalainen avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Karjalainen tries to counter with a clinch but Emelienko shakes him off and moves away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko misses with a few strikes there.
A little jabbing left from Karjalainen on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Emelienko falls off balance throwing a combination
and Karjalainen counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Karjalainen looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Karjalainen walks into a straight right hand from Emelienko.
Emelienko scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Karjalainen misses with a low kick.
Karjalainen feints and then cracks Emelienko's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Emelienko down.
Nice jab there from Emelienko.
We've been told by Emelienko's head coaches at Runts Academy that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Karjalainen keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Vladimir Emelienko seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Karjalainen moves out of range of the strikes.
Karjalainen throws a counter combo.
Karjalainen checks a leg kick.
Karjalainen throws a big shot that misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Nice cross by Emelienko.
Emelienko tries a low kick but Karjalainen avoids it.
Emelienko misses the shot to the body.
Emelienko moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromKarjalainen.
Emelienko slips a jab and a cross from Karjalainen.
Emelienko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Emelienko lands with a hook. Karjalainen tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Emelienko takes a swing at Karjalainen's ribcage but misses.
Emelienko misses with a body shot
and Karjalainen counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Emelienko misses with a looping left.
Karjalainen is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Emelienko with a body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Emelienko looks to throw a body kick
and Karjalainen counters with a straight right hand.
Emelienko misses with a double jab

and Karjalainen counters with a crisp one two that drops Emelienko! Karjalainen thinks about following him to the mat for a moment but instead steps back and waves Emelienko to his feet! Emelienko is in big trouble!

Emelienko is rocked!

Vladimir Emelienko's cut is getting worse.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Emelienko looks to score with a jab to the body but Karjalainen is just out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Karjalainen blocks a low kick nicely.
Emelienko moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromKarjalainen.
Emelienko rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Karjalainen scores with a counter punch that sends Emelienko to the canvas! Karjalainen smells blood - he's punishing Emelienko with more strikes and the ref has stopped it! Emelienko has no idea where he is - he's tackled the ref... oh dear, poor guy, the crowd is in hysterics!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:11 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Teemu Karjalainen!
Teemu Karjalainen thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: GAMMA#721 Grigorian v Quin     
Date:   Jul 21, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Vladimir Emelienko (ranked 779 p4p, 93 weight class) and Darren Lamb (ranked 912 p4p, 114 weight class). Vladimir Emelienko is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples... Tweaking his own nipples that is.

176 cm
35
168 lbs
26 - 12 - 1
175 cm
36
160 lbs
27 - 16 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

Combat Wombat (90% Laundry)

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 26 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Emelienko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 16 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Darren Lamb!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Jack Bonds and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Lamb avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Lamb misses with a wild body shot.
Emelienko keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Lamb blocks a low kick nicely.
Lamb thuds a left hand into Emelienko's body.
Emelienko chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Emelienko 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.
Emelienko with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Emelienko listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Emelienko swings for the body but Lamb moves out of range.
Lamb lands a body shot.
A shot to the body from Emelienko misses
and Lamb counters with a nice uppercut.
Emelienko drops his hands momentarily and Lamb takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Lamb moves forwards but Emelienko connects with a nice, crisp jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Lamb digs a good hook to Emelienko's body.
Lamb tries to bum rush Emelienko with a series of wild strikes but Emelienko uses good footwork to avoid the assault.

Lamb darts in and clinches Emelienko up against the cage.
Emelienko lands a hook that snaps the head of Lamb backwards.
Emelienko lands a nice shot to the body.
Lamb tries to work over Emelienko's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Emelienko misses with a body punch.
Lamb lands a right hand.
Emelienko scores with a nice hook to the head.
Emelienko misses with a hook to the ribs.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Lamb.
A short body shot lands from Lamb as the two fighters clinch.
Emelienko misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Lamb misses with a body punch.
Emelienko misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Lamb takes a shot to the head.
A short body shot lands from Emelienko as the two fighters clinch.
Lamb lands with a right to the head.
Lamb doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Lamb tries a body shot but Emelienko blocks it.
Lamb misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Lamb doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Lamb tries to work over Emelienko's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Emelienko lands a left hand.
Lamb tries to throw a body punch but Emelienko avoids it by throwing Lamb back against the cage.
Lamb doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko misses with the head strike.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A left hand lands to the body for Lamb.
Emelienko works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Emelienko lands with a short shot to the head.
Emelienko tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Lamb's elbow.
Emelienko blocks a body shot from Lamb.
Lamb's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Emelienko landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Emelienko prevents a body shot from Lamb.
Lamb tries a body shot but Emelienko blocks it.
A short body shot lands from Emelienko as the two fighters clinch.

Emelienko pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Lamb lands with a straight right. Emelienko didn't see that one coming.
Lamb blocks the body kick.
Emelienko slips under a jab.
Emelienko digs a good hook to Lamb's body.
Emelienko misses the shot to the body.
Lamb tries to clinch but Emelienko moves out of range.
Vladimir Emelienko seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Lamb ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Emelienko moves away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice uppercut there from Lamb.
Lamb displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Emelienko throws out the jab.
Emelienko lands a nice leg kick that just misses Lamb's sensitive parts.
Emelienko catches Lamb with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Emelienko turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Emelienko on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Lamb misses with a kick to the body.
Emelienko looks to score with a jab to the body but Lamb is just out of range.
Lamb drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Lamb throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Emelienko sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Emelienko avoids the body shot from Lamb.
Emelienko smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
A telegraphed right hand from Emelienko misses the target.
Lamb cracks Emelienko with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Lamb lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Emelienko moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lamb shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Emelienko sprawls well. Emelienko wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Lamb gets slowly back to his feet.
Lamb thows a left - swing and a miss!
Emelienko tries to land a leg kick but Lamb saw it coming and moves away.
Lamb takes a swing at Emelienko's ribcage but misses.
Lamb throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Emelienko connects with a body shot that sends Lamb's belly button to the back.
Lamb goes for a double leg but Emelienko avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Emelienko continues to drive forward.
Good work by Lamb as he checks the leg kick.
Emelienko throws a body punch but Lamb moves out of range.
Emelienko moves out of range as Lamb strikes.
Lamb lands with a straight right. Emelienko didn't see that one coming.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Lamb tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Emelienko paws at him with a jab and circles away.
A jab from Lamb misses.
Lamb looks to land a left hand but Emelienko moved out of range nicely.
Emelienko moves out of range as Lamb strikes.
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 Vladimir Emelienko will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Emelienko loads up on a big right hand but Lamb slips the punch.
Emelienko lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Emelienko misses with a body shot.
A slapping leg kick lands for Emelienko.
The crowd cheers as Emelienko lands an impressive looking overhand right. Lamb doesn't seem phased though.
Emelienko lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Lamb misses with a right hand
and Lamb takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A looping hook to the body misses from Lamb. Emelienko does a little dance to reset his feet.
Lamb slips a straight right by Emelienko.
Lamb throws a lazy uppercut
enabling Emelienko to counter with a crisp jab.
Emelienko takes one on the button.
Lamb jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Emelienko ducks under a wild hook from Lamb.
Lamb throws a head kick that misses.
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!
Lamb shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Emelienko as he avoids it easily.
Lamb lands with a shot to the body.
Emelienko ducks under a wild hook from Lamb.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Lamb checks a leg kick.
Lamb throws a hook but Emelienko avoids it easily.
Emelienko walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Lamb takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
A telegraphed right hand from Emelienko misses the target.
Lamb tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Emelienko manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
A solid leg kick lands there for Emelienko.
Emelienko feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Lambs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Emelienko turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Emelienko lands a nice shot to the body.
Emelienko lands a nice hook to Lamb's body. Lamb takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Emelienko throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Lamb's head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Emelienko steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Lamb.
Emelienko tries a low kick but Lamb avoids it.
Emelienko changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Lamb throws out a loose jab but Emelienko uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lamb loads up on a big right hand but Emelienko slips the punch.
Emelienko misses the shot to the body.
Lamb feints the counter takedown.
Lamb tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Emelienko manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Nice uppercut lands for Emelienko. That snapped Lamb's head back.
Lamb catches Emelienko with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Emelienko throws out a leg kick but Lamb moves out of range and Emelienko only half commits.
Emelienko throws out a loose jab but Lamb uses good head movement to avoid it.
Emelienko doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
A solid leg kick lands there for Emelienko.
Vladimir Emelienko is winning the standup battle so far.
Lamb throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Emelienko.
Vladimir Emelienko is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Emelienko defending well as Lamb loads up on a big left hand.
Lamb throws a sloppy head kick and Emelienko moves out of range easily.
Emelienko displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Lamb throws out the jab.
Emelienko looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Lamb lands a jab to the nose.
Lamb fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Emelienko manages to avoid it.
An attempted straight right counter from Emelienko misses the target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lamb avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Lamb misses with a body shot.
A big right from Lamb misses.
Emelienko ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Lamb moves away.
Lamb throws out a counter right but Emelienko avoids it with no problem.
Emelienko scores with a jab to the head.
Lamb's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Lamb takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Left hook, right uppercut from Emelienko.
Lamb gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Lamb keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Emelienko.
Emelienko does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Emelienko throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Emelienko lands a right hook to the body.
Emelienko moves out of range of the body kick.

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

Emelienko pushes Lamb off and scrambles back to his feet.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Lamb slips a jab from Emelienko.
A solid leg kick lands there for Emelienko.
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
Lamb throws a body shot but no joy.
Lamb throws a body shot but no joy.
As Lamb backs away, Emelienko returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Lamb misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Emelienko scores with a sloppy right hand. Lamb should have avoided that one.

Lamb shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Emelienko is trying to defend but Lamb finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Lamb scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Lamb is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Emelienko keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Vladimir Emelienko dominated that second round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Lamb uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Emelienko.
Lamb looks to land a right hand but Emelienko moved out of range.
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
Lamb is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.
Emelienko jabs Lamb right on the nose. Lamb blinks but takes it well.
Lamb swings for the body but Emelienko moves out of range.
Emelienko misses the jab.
Lamb tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Emelienko manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Emelienko moves out of range as Lamb strikes.
Lamb scores with a body shot.
A big left from Lamb misses.
Decent striking displayed by Emelienko there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Emelienko throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Lamb avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Emelienko throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Emelienko throws a quick inside leg kick.
Emelienko tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Lamb was well out of range. Poor timing from Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a leg kick
and Lamb counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lamb digs a good hook to Emelienko's body.
Emelienko walks into a straight right hand from Lamb.
Lamb misses with a double jab.
Lamb on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Emelienko looks to score with a jab to the body but Lamb is just out of range.
Lamb swinging wildly here.
Emelienko swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

Lamb throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Emelienko was covering up waiting for the punch and Lamb finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Lamb trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Emelienko pushes Lamb off for just long enough to get back to his feet. Very athletic spring there.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Lamb on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Good work by Lamb as he checks the leg kick.
Emelienko ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Darren Lamb has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Emelienko waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Lamb.
Emelienko thumps Lamb with a low kick.
Lamb darts in looking for a takedown but Emelienko gets double underhooks and turns Lamb into the cage.
Lamb looks to score with a jab to the body but Emelienko is just out of range.
Emelienko leaves Lamb with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Emelienko throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Lamb swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Lamb waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Emelienko.
Emelienko moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Lamb fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Vladimir Emelienko has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Darren Lamb.
Lamb takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Lamb misses the jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Emelienko bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
A jab from Lamb finds it's way through Emelienko's defenses.
A nice inside leg kick there by Emelienko. That's going to slow Lamb down.
Emelienko is looking to slow Lamb down with leg kicks.
Emelienko keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Emelienko throws the left hand but Lamb avoids the punch easily.
A nice side step and Lamb releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Emelienko works the jab nicely.
Vladimir Emelienko is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Lamb swings and misses with a hook to the body.

Lamb gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
A short body shot lands from Emelienko as the two fighters clinch.
Emelienko lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Lamb is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Emelienko to keep the fight standing.
Emelienko throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Lambs head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Lamb avoiding damage as Emelienko throws knees to the body.
Emelienko lands a body punch.
A short left from Lamb.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A nice left hand lands by Emelienko.
Emelienko lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Lamb misses with a body punch.
Emelienko lands a body shot.
Emelienko works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Emelienko misses with a body punch.
Emelienko stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Emelienko cracks Lamb with a nice body shot.
Emelienko working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Emelienko struggles to land a body shot inside as Lamb controls his hands.
Emelienko tries to throw a body punch but Lamb avoids it by throwing Emelienko back against the cage.
Emelienko softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Lamb has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Emelienko lands a nice shot to the body.
A body shot lands from Emelienko.
Emelienko lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Emelienko lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Lamb blocks an elbow strike.
Emelienko misses with a body punch.
Lamb tries a body shot but Emelienko blocks it.
Lamb blocks an elbow strike from Emelienko.

And that's the end of the fight!
Vladimir Emelienko showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Emelienko 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 30:27
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 30:27
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Vladimir Emelienko!

Vladimir Emelienko spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.
Darren Lamb was interviewed post fight and said 'Baaaaaa... Baaaaaa... Baaaaa... Shit, someone backstage put acid in my drink. I thought I was a lamb.'.
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FIGHT
RATING
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Event: GAMMA#717 Gower v Springs     
Date:   Jun 30, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Vladimir Emelienko (ranked 509 p4p, 65 weight class) and Pedro Kapaldi (ranked 455 p4p, 54 weight class). Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

176 cm
35
168 lbs
26 - 11 - 1
158 cm
37
155 lbs
30 - 10 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
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 26 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Emelienko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Pedro Kapaldi!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Percy O'Donnell and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kapaldi throws a body shot but no joy.
Emelienko throws a jab but it's blocked by Kapaldi.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Kapaldi scores with a jab. Emelienko acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kapaldi. Emelienko does a little dance to reset his feet.
Kapaldi throws a shot from downtown. Emelienko moves away and avoids it.
Kapaldi just misses with a punch to the body.
Emelienko dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Kapaldi. That did some damage!
Kapaldi tries to land a front kick but Emelienko steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Kapaldi misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Emelienko.
Emelienko feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Emelienko tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Kapaldi is able to avoid easily.
Kapaldi fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Emelienko manages to avoid it.
Kapaldi thuds his shin into the meat of Emelienko's side.
Kapaldi throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Emelienko 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.
Emelienko fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Emelienko throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Kapaldi.
Kapaldi thumps Emelienko with a low kick.
Nice straight punches there by Emelienko. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a hook but Kapaldi blocks it.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Emelienko checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Emelienko bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Emelienko connects with a solid leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kapaldi drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Kapaldi throws a body kick that misses.
Emelienko misses the shot to the body.
Emelienko lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Kapaldi connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Emelienko momentarily.
Kapaldi looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Emelienko lands a nice looking body shot.
Emelienko chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Kapaldi can pounce on him.
Emelienko tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kapaldi was well out of range. Poor timing from Emelienko.
Emelienko feints and then cracks Kapaldi's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Kapaldi down.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Kapaldi 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 Emelienko has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Emelienko and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Kapaldi dodges the punch combination from Emelienko.
Kapaldi cracks Emelienko with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Kapaldi uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Emelienko.
Kapaldi appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Emelienko 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.
Emelienko throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Emelienko swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Kapaldi.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko looks for the body kick but Kapaldi saw that one coming.
Kapaldi scores with a leg kick.
Kapaldi has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Emelienko finds it's way round the side to connect with Kapaldi's head.
Emelienko throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kapaldi throws a low kick, looking for Emelienko's leg but Emelienko calmly moves out of range.
Kapaldi swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Some wild striking there from Emelienko.
Emelienko keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
It looked like Emelienko was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
A chopping leg kick lands by Emelienko.
Kapaldi misses with a body shot.
An inside leg kick from Emelienko misses.
Emelienko avoids the body shot from Kapaldi.
Kapaldi misses with an uppercut. Emelienko saw that one coming.
Kapaldi moves out of range as Emelienko throws a body kick.
Kapaldi now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Emelienko slips a straight right by Kapaldi.
Emelienko was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Emelienko is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Kapaldi closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Kapaldi works Emelienko's body with a nice hook.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Emelienko takes a swing at Kapaldi's ribcage but misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice defenses there by Emelienko.
An attempted straight right counter from Emelienko misses the target.
Emelienko avoids the head kick by Kapaldi.
Emelienko moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Emelienko throws a nice inside leg kick.
Kapaldi goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Emelienko, right into the meat.
Emelienko throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Kapaldi throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
A combination from Emelienko does no damage.
Emelienko tries a head kick but it misses.
Emelienko swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Emelienko moves away from the strike by Kapaldi.
Emelienko throws a poor cross that misses
and Kapaldi counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Kapaldi fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Emelienko manages to avoid it.
Kapaldi looks to land a body kick but Emelienko moved away.
Kapaldi uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Emelienko.
Kapaldi checks a low kick from Emelienko.
Emelienko wants to land a leg kick but Kapaldi is out of range.
Kapaldi throws a body kick that misses
and Emelienko counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Emelienko with a nice cross.
Emelienko thumps Kapaldi with a low kick.
Emelienko misses with a looping left.
Emelienko lands a leg kick that knocks Kapaldi off balance momentarily.
Kapaldi works the jab nicely.
Emelienko takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Emelienko wants to slow Kapaldi down by chopping away at his legs.
Kapaldi moves into range and connects with a jab.
Kapaldi's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Emelienko lands a nice shot that snaps Kapaldi's head back.
Emelienko looks to land a right hand but Kapaldi moved out of range.
Emelienko is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.
Emelienko slips a jab and a cross from Kapaldi.
Emelienko misses with an uppercut. Kapaldi saw that one coming.
Emelienko takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Emelienko swings for the body but Kapaldi moves out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Emelienko misses with a low kick as Kapaldi jumps back.
Emelienko connects with an inside leg kick.
Kapaldi slips under a jab.
Kapaldi throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Kapaldi chopping away at his opponent's legs.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Vladimir Emelienko dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Emelienko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Emelienko keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Kapaldi.
Emelienko tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Kapaldi was well out of range. Poor timing from Emelienko.
Kapaldi throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Emelienko sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Emelienko throws a quick counter kick to the body but Kapaldi avoids it.
Emelienko misses with a body shot.
Emelienko throws a nice looking combination but Kapaldi bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Kapaldi takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Nice defenses there by Kapaldi.
Emelienko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Kapaldi manages to avoid it.
Kapaldi moves out of range of the leg kick from Emelienko.
A jab from Emelienko misses.
Emelienko slips under a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Emelienko scores with a push kick.
Emelienko dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Kapaldi. That did some damage!
A big right from Kapaldi misses.
Emelienko scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Emelienko wants to slow Kapaldi down by chopping away at his legs.
Kapaldi paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Emelienko moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Both these guys seem content to just stand up and trade with eachother but Kapaldi might want to think about changing up his gameplan a bit because over the course of the fight, Emelienko has got the better of the exchanges.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko throws a leg kick that is checked
enabling Kapaldi to counter with a crisp jab.
Emelienko throws a body shot but no joy.
Kapaldi misses with a right hand
and Emelienko counters with a straight right hand.
Emelienko keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Kapaldi lands with a shot to the body.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Kapaldi in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Emelienko does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Kapaldi keeps Emelienko at a distance using the push kick.
Kapaldi throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Kapaldi misses the jab.
Emelienko throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Emelienko rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Kapaldi counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Kapaldi throws out a loose jab but Emelienko uses good head movement to avoid it.
A slow jab from Emelienko misses its intended target.
Kapaldi just misses with a punch to the body.
Kapaldi looks to land a left hand but Emelienko moved out of range nicely.
Emelienko just misses with a punch to the body.
Kapaldi takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Kapaldi misses with a head kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Kapaldi throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Kapaldi swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Emelienko misses with a shot to the body
enabling Kapaldi to counter with a crisp jab.
Emelienko misses with a hook.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Kapaldi throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Vladimir Emelienko is winning the standup battle so far.
Emelienko stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Kapaldi checks the leg kick.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Kapaldi lands with a good body shot.
Kapaldi ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Kapaldi misses the jab.
A jab from Emelienko does it's job there.
Emelienko throws a shot to the body.
Kapaldi thows a left - swing and a miss!
Emelienko feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Kapaldi connects with a solid leg kick.
Kapaldi misses with an attempted mid kick.
Emelienko swings for the body but Kapaldi moves out of range.
Kapaldi scores with a hook to the body. Emelienko takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kapaldi lands a nice shot to the body.
A good leg kick by Emelienko.
Emelienko misses with a body shot.
Kapaldi only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Kapaldi lands a nice hook to Emelienko's body. Emelienko takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Kapaldi swings for the body but Emelienko moves out of range.
Emelienko misses with a few strikes there.
Emelienko pivots, looking for a leg kick but Kapaldi is out of range and Emelienko settles back down.
Emelienko misses with a low kick as Kapaldi jumps back.
Kapaldi throws out a counter right but Emelienko avoids it with no problem.
Kapaldi connects with a body shot.
Kapaldi tries to work over Emelienko's front leg with a kick but Emelienko checks it.
Kapaldi swings for the body but Emelienko moves out of range.
Kapaldi scores with a nice body kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Kapaldi. Emelienko does a little dance to reset his feet.
Emelienko with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Kapaldi looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Kapaldi takes a swing at Emelienko's ribcage but misses.
Kapaldi looks to land a right hand but Emelienko moved out of range.
Good work by Kapaldi as he checks the leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kapaldi throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.
Kapaldi throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Kapaldi throws a head kick that misses.
Emelienko tried to score with a low kick but Kapaldi checks it.
Kapaldi throws a body shot but no joy.
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
Kapaldi throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Emelienko.
Emelienko uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Kapaldi.
Kapaldi lands with a straight right. Emelienko didn't see that one coming.
Kapaldi throws a wild body kick that Emelienko sees coming a mile off.
Kapaldi avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Kapaldi throws a half hearted mid kick.
Emelienko appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Kapaldi misses with a body shot.
Kapaldi throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Emelienko turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Kapaldi.
Emelienko takes a swing at Kapaldi's ribcage but misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Kapaldi ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Emelienko throws a hook but Kapaldi blocks it.
Kapaldi is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Emelienko rather than just go for the knockout.
Kapaldi scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Emelienko swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Kapaldi throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Emelienko thows a leg kick but Kapaldi checks it
and Kapaldi connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Kapaldi keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Emelienko ducks under a wild hook from Kapaldi.
Kapaldi throws a wild body kick that Emelienko sees coming a mile off.
Emelienko connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Kapaldi scores with a jab to the jaw.
Emelienko throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Kapaldi avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Emelienko swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kapaldi uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Emelienko.
Kapaldi looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Kapaldi misses with a kick to the body.
Kapaldi just misses with a punch to the body.
Kapaldi goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Emelienko 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 Kapaldi has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Kapaldi and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Kapaldi comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Emelienko wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Kapaldi throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Emelienko tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Kapaldi avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Kapaldi thumps Emelienko with a low kick.
An inside leg kick from Emelienko misses.
Kapaldi tries to work over Emelienko's front leg with a kick but Emelienko checks it.
Emelienko connects with a leg kick. Kapaldi looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Emelienko throws a half hearted mid kick.
Emelienko cracks Kapaldi with a right hand to the side of the head.
Kapaldi throws a jab when Emelienko was well out of range.
Emelienko lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Emelienko throws a shot to the body.
Kapaldi buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Emelienko on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Emelienko takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko swings for the body but Kapaldi moves out of range.
Kapaldi explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Kapaldi takes one to the chin there.
Kapaldi takes a swing at Emelienko's ribcage but misses.
Kapaldi lands a really nice looking cross but Emelienko seems unphased.
Emelienko finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
A nice side step and Kapaldi releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
A big right from Kapaldi misses.
Kapaldi throws out a leg kick but Emelienko moves out of range and Kapaldi only half commits.
Emelienko jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Emelienko tries to bum rush Kapaldi with a series of wild strikes but Kapaldi uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Emelienko looks to score with a jab to the body but Kapaldi is just out of range.
Kapaldi fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Emelienko on the side of the head.
Kapaldi throws a jab when Emelienko was well out of range.
Kapaldi punishes Emelienko's body with a nice straight punch.
A chopping leg kick lands by Emelienko.
Emelienko swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Kapaldi throws a leg kick which misses Emelienko's front leg but catches the back leg as Emelienko tries to avoid it.
Kapaldi scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Emelienko doesn't seem bothered though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
The fighters circling - Emelienko throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Emelienko walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Kapaldi checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Emelienko cracks the inside of Kapaldi's front leg.
Emelienko throws a low kick but Kapaldi moves out of range easily.
Emelienko takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Kapaldi misses with an uppercut. Emelienko saw that one coming.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Kapaldi tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Kapaldi keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
A big right from Kapaldi misses.
Kapaldi avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a hook but Kapaldi avoids it easily.
Kapaldi is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Emelienko with a body shot.
Emelienko throws a chopping leg kick but Kapaldi manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Emelienko lands a right hook to the body.
Kapaldi misses with a hook. Emelienko ducked under it nicely.
Emelienko slips a straight right by Kapaldi.
Emelienko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Kapaldi.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kapaldi misses with a body punch
and Emelienko counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Emelienko works Kapaldi's body with a nice hook.
Emelienko buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kapaldi scoring well with a low kick there.
Kapaldi tries to land a front kick but Emelienko steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Kapaldi tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Kapaldi looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Kapaldi throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Emelienko waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Kapaldi.
A slow jab from Emelienko misses its intended target.
Emelienko avoids the body shot from Kapaldi.
Kapaldi swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Kapaldi checks a leg kick.
Kapaldi is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Emelienko with a body shot.
Kapaldi is looking to land body kicks.
Kapaldi blocks a low kick nicely.
Kapaldi cracks a nice hook into Emelienko's ribs.
Kapaldi lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Kapaldi looks for the body kick but Emelienko saw that one coming.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Pedro Kapaldi.
Well Kapaldi 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 28:29
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 30:27
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 28:29

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

Pedro Kapaldi thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: GAMMA#713 Defoe v Okah 2     
Date:   Jun 09, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Vladimir Emelienko (ranked 295 p4p, 41 weight class) and Katu Partio (ranked 173 p4p, 26 weight class). Partio has chosen Sininen sunnuntai as his entrance music. Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

176 cm
35
168 lbs
26 - 10 - 1
185 cm
30
160 lbs
16 - 9 - 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 26 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Emelienko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Katu Partio!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Timothy Bukovac and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Partio fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Emelienko manages to avoid it.
Partio has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Emelienko is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Partio checks a low kick from Emelienko.
Nice shot by Emelienko.
A looping hook to the body misses from Emelienko. Partio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Partio avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Emelienko swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Partio swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Partio slips under a jab from Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a jab but it's blocked by Partio.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Horrible takedown attempt by Partio or perhaps it was just good defense by Emelienko, which made it look bad.
Partio connects with an inside leg kick.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Emelienko.
A slapping body kick lands there for Partio.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Partio scoring well with a low kick there.
Emelienko avoids the head kick by Partio.
Emelienko appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Partio 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.
Partio dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Emelienko. That did some damage!
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Partio lands with a straight right. Emelienko didn't see that one coming.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Nice sprawl there from Emelienko as Partio shoots in.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Emelienko. Partio does a little dance to reset his feet.

Partio shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Partio showed some decent athleticism there.
Partio missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Partio looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
Emelienko 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.

Emelienko kicks Partio off and gets back to his feet.
Partio misses with an uppercut. Emelienko saw that one coming.
Emelienko looks to score with a jab to the body but Partio is just out of range.
Sloppy strikes from Emelienko. Those never looked like landing.
Partio keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Emelienko throws a chopping leg kick but Partio manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Emelienko connects with the punch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Emelienko has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Partio finds it's way round the side to connect with Emelienko's head.
Emelienko moves out of range of the body kick from Partio.
Emelienko misses with a leg kick.
Partio changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
Partio waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Emelienko.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio looks to score with a jab to the body but Emelienko is just out of range.
Vladimir Emelienko is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Partio tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Emelienko lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Partio shoots in looking for a takedown. Emelienko tries to sprawl out of it but Partio keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Emelienko manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Vladimir Emelienko has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Katu Partio.
Emelienko rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Partio moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Partio throws a looping overhand right but Emelienko ducks down to avoid it.
Emelienko was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Partio lands a nice shot that snaps Emelienko's head back.
Partio checks the leg kick nicely there.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Partio appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Emelienko throws a hook to the side of Partio's head but Partio sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Emelienko motions for Partio to come forward. Emelienko throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Emelienko walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
Emelienko moves out of range as Partio strikes.
Partio uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Emelienko.
Partio moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.
Partio tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko takes one to the side of the head.
Emelienko moves out of range of the leg kick from Partio.
Emelienko lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Emelienko throws a looping overhand right but Partio ducks down to avoid it.
Emelienko takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Emelienko fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Partio rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Emelienko moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Emelienko throws out a leg kick but Partio moves out of range and Emelienko only half commits.
Good work by Partio as he checks the leg kick.
Emelienko uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Partio.
Partio is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Partio sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Partio steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Emelienko throws a low kick but Partio moves out of range easily.
Partio misses with a low kick.
Emelienko is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Partio misses with a kick to the body
and Emelienko counters with a nice leg kick.
Partio throws a low kick but it's checked well by Emelienko.
Emelienko misses the shot to the body.
Partio throws a half hearted mid kick.
Emelienko moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Partio avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Partio jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Partio drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Emelienko defends it well.
Partio keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Partio looks for a takedown but Emelienko sprawls well.
A little feinted left hand from Emelienko on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Partio cracks Emelienko with a good jab.
Emelienko just misses with a punch to the body.
Good exchange - Partio coming out on top.
Partio ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Emelienko moves away.
It looked like Emelienko wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Emelienko throws a body punch but Partio moves out of range.
Emelienko lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Partio circles away quickly and effectively.
Partio connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Emelienko throws a leg kick that misses.
Emelienko takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Partio blocks a jab.
Partio missing with a left hand there. Emelienko was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Partio punishes Emelienko's body with a nice straight punch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Katu Partio will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!


Emelienko is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Partio.
Emelienko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Emelienko lands with a shot to the body.
Emelienko scores with the left hand. Partio knows he should have avoided that one.
Partio looks to score with a jab to the body but Emelienko is just out of range.
Partio takes a swing at Emelienko's ribcage but misses.
Emelienko moves out of range of the strikes.
Katu Partio seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Emelienko throws a hook but Partio blocks it.
Emelienko is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Partio moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Emelienko throws a body shot but no joy.
Emelienko throws a hook but Partio blocks it.
Emelienko tries a low kick but Partio avoids it.
Emelienko takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Emelienko jabs at Partio's body.
Partio throws a leg kick which misses Emelienko's front leg but catches the back leg as Emelienko tries to avoid it.
Partio misses the shot to the body.
Partio throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Emelienko sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Partio pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Partio misses with a straight left.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Emelienko swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Emelienko scoring well with a low kick there.
Partio throws a nice inside leg kick.
Partio takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Partio throws a wild body kick that Emelienko sees coming a mile off.
Emelienko fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Partio has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Partio throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.
Emelienko dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Partio. That did some damage!
Emelienko cracks Partio with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Emelienko takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Emelienko displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Emelienko swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Partio with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Emelienko.
Partio misses with a wild body shot.
Partio ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Emelienko lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko takes a swing at Partio's ribcage but misses.
Emelienko looks to land a combination but Partio avoids it well.
Emelienko lands a high kick!
Partio fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Emelienko.
Emelienko checks the leg kick.
Emelienko steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Partio.
Emelienko half committed to a counter leg kick.
Emelienko on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
An inside leg kick lands from Emelienko.
Partio shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
A telegraphed right hand from Partio misses the target.
Partio misses with a hook. Emelienko ducked under it nicely.
Both fighters circling a little - Partio finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
A swing and a miss from Emelienko.
A big right from Partio misses.
Partio connects with a single shot there.
Emelienko takes a swing at Partio's ribcage but misses.
Partio scores with a crisp jab that stopped Emelienko in his tracks.
Emelienko moves out of range of the body kick.
Partio goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Partio moves out of range as Emelienko strikes.
Partio misses with a looping left.
Partio throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Emelienko pivots, looking for a leg kick but Partio is out of range and Emelienko settles back down.
Emelienko scores with a leg kick.
Emelienko misses the jab.

Partio shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Emelienko is trying to defend but Partio finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Emelienko is looking to improve his position.
Emelienko is trying to stand back up but Partio is controlling him
Partio slips a nice elbow through Emelienko's hands, connecting with Emelienko's forehead.
Emelienko is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Partio throwing shots but Emelienko is blocking nicely.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko trying to control here.
Partio is trying to control. Emelienko wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

Partio is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Emelienko has managed to free his arm - good work.
Partio drops an elbow to the side of Emelienko's head.
Emelienko trying to control from the bottom.
Emelienko looks like he's trying to stand up.
Partio throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Partio 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.
Emelienko is looking to improve his position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Katu Partio will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


A jab from Partio finds it's way through Emelienko's defenses.
Partio throws a head kick that half lands.
Emelienko keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
A combination from Partio does no damage.
Emelienko scores with a hook to the body. Partio takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Partio checks the leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Emelienko. Partio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Partio misses with an uppercut. Emelienko saw that one coming.
A big right from Emelienko misses.
Partio keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
The fighters circling - Emelienko throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Partio blocks a low kick nicely.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Partio is defended easily by Emelienko.
Emelienko walks forward, straight into a front kick from Partio.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko scores with a jab.
Emelienko is looking to score with low kicks.
Emelienko lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Emelienko walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Emelienko lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Partio pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Partio throws a head kick that Emelienko semi-blocks.
A low kick from Partio misses
and Emelienko counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Emelienko on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Emelienko moves away from the strike by Partio.
Emelienko fires out a quick counter leg kick but Partio just manages to avoid it.
Partio lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Partio avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Emelienko walks into a straight right hand from Partio.
Emelienko will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Emelienko lands with a nice body punch.
Emelienko wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Partio misses with a looping right.
Partio feints and then cracks Emelienko's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Emelienko down.
Emelienko shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Partio eats them both and turns towards Emelienko to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Partio throws a low kick but it's checked well by Emelienko.
A little feinted left hand from Emelienko on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Partio blocks a low kick nicely.
Emelienko fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Emelienko ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Partio moves away.
Emelienko throws a quick inside leg kick.
Emelienko scores with a nice head shot.
Partio lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Partio connects with a good right hand that stumbles Emelienko. Emelienko circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Emelienko tries to move into range but Partio moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
A swing and a miss from Partio.
Partio jabs at Emelienko's body.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Emelienko. Partio does a little dance to reset his feet.
Emelienko throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Partio just misses with a punch to the body.
Emelienko misses with an uppercut. Partio saw that one coming.
Emelienko ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Partio moves away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Some wild striking there from Emelienko.
Partio throws a hook but Emelienko blocks it.
Nice uppercut lands for Partio. That snapped Emelienko's head back.
Partio looks to land a right hand but Emelienko moved out of range.
A punch combination from Partio misses.
Partio keeps Emelienko at a distance using the push kick.
Emelienko looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Emelienko misses with a looping right.
Partio uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Emelienko.
Vladimir Emelienko has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Partio misses with a body kick.
No luck with that takedown attempt from Partio.
Partio misses with a hook
enabling Emelienko to counter with a crisp jab.
Partio throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Emelienko tried to score with a low kick but Partio checks it.
Emelienko tries to land a leg kick but Partio saw it coming and moves away.
Partio moves out of range of the leg kick from Emelienko.
Emelienko moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Partio tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Partio looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Emelienko connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Partio lands with a straight right. Emelienko didn't see that one coming.
Emelienko checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Partio ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Emelienko moves away.
Partio throws a hook but Emelienko blocks it.
Emelienko misses with an uppercut. Partio saw that one coming.
Emelienko blocks a head kick by Partio.
A big left from Partio misses.
Partio slips a jab from Emelienko.
Partio waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Emelienko.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Emelienko on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Partio scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Emelienko doesn't seem bothered though.
Partio thuds a left hand into Emelienko's body.
Emelienko pivots, looking for a leg kick but Partio is out of range and Emelienko settles back down.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Katu Partio.
Well Partio 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 27:30
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 28:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Katu Partio!

Katu Partio 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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RATING
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Event: GAMMA#708 Goodman v Verama     
Date:   May 12, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Vladimir Emelienko (ranked 145 p4p, 21 weight class) and De Bruyne (ranked 155 p4p, 23 weight class). Bruyne has chosen Busta Rhymes - Other Side Of The Road as his entrance music. Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

176 cm
35
168 lbs
26 - 9 - 1
175 cm
34
160 lbs
36 - 12 - 4
Good wrestling
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 26 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Emelienko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 36 wins, 12 losses and 4 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, De Bruyne!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Don Winkell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Bruyne defending well as Emelienko loads up on a big left hand.
Emelienko takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Emelienko throws a body punch but Bruyne moves out of range.
Emelienko attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Bruyne throws out a counter right but Emelienko avoids it with no problem.
Bruyne connects with a body shot that sends Emelienko's belly button to the back.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Bruyne checks it.
Bruyne scores with a shot to the body.
Emelienko lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
We've been informed that Bruyne 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.
Emelienko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bruyne.
Bruyne throws out a counter right but Emelienko avoids it with no problem.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Emelienko, right into the meat.
Bruyne throws the left hand but Emelienko avoids the punch easily.
Emelienko shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
Bruyne flicks out a counter leg kick but Emelienko steps away.
Emelienko checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bruyne digs a good body shot into Emelienko's ribs.
Bruyne checks the leg kick nicely there.
Despite the aggression on Bruyne's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Emelienko stuffs the takedown attempt from Bruyne. Bruyne gets slowly back to his feet.
Emelienko takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Bruyne throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Emelienko swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bruyne avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Bruyne cracks Emelienko with an open hand slap.
Emelienko scores with a shot to the body.
Emelienko takes a swing at Bruyne's ribcage but misses.
Bruyne looks to land a right hand but Emelienko moved out of range.
Bruyne throws a solid leg kick but Emelienko takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Bruyne.
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
Emelienko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Bruyne manages to avoid it.
Emelienko throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bruyne finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Nice body punch from Bruyne.
A nice leg kick lands there from Bruyne.
Bruyne walks into a left hand.
Bruyne misses with a body shot.
Emelienko blocks a leg kick.
Bruyne tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Vladimir Emelienko is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Bruyne swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Emelienko.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A slapping leg kick lands for Bruyne.
Bruyne avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Emelienko takes a body punch but keeps moving.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bruyne uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Emelienko.
Emelienko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bruyne.
Bruyne counters with a body kick.
Emelienko checks a leg kick.
Emelienko throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Bruyne tries a quick counter leg kick but Emelienko is wise to it.
A low kick from Emelienko is predictable there
and Bruyne counters with a nice low kick that buckles Emelienko's knee momentarily.
Emelienko is looking to wear down Bruyne with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Bruyne needs to keep his hands up - Emelienko had a free shot at his head there.
Emelienko fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Bruyne checks it well.
Bruyne cracks the inside of Emelienko's front leg.
Emelienko fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Bruyne looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
A head kick misses from Bruyne.
Bruyne is looking to chop away at Emelienko's legs.
Bruyne scores with a leg kick.
Bruyne feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Emelienkos jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Emelienko ducks under a wild hook from Bruyne.
Emelienko just misses with a punch to the body.
Emelienko throws out a leg kick but Bruyne moves out of range and Emelienko only half commits.
Donk. Emelienko catches Bruyne right on the button with a cross.
Bruyne bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Emelienko's head.
Bruyne misses with a straight right.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bruyne throws a chopping leg kick but Emelienko manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
As Bruyne backs away, Emelienko returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
A chopping leg kick lands by Emelienko.
That kick from Emelienko tenderised Bruyne's leg. Bruyne is trying to keep his angry face on.
Bruyne scores with a leg kick.
Bruyne throws out a leg kick but Emelienko moves out of range and Bruyne only half commits.
Emelienko lands a slapping body shot.
Emelienko loads up on a big right hand but Bruyne slips the punch.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Emelienko throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Bruyne tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Emelienko half committed to a counter leg kick.
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
Emelienko throws a low kick but it's checked well by Bruyne.
Emelienko throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
A looping hook to the body misses from Emelienko. Bruyne does a little dance to reset his feet.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Bruyne! But no joy.
Emelienko attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Emelienko pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Bruyne explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Emelienko ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Bruyne moves away.
Bruyne appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Bruyne staying out of range there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bruyne throws a leg kick which misses Emelienko's front leg but catches the back leg as Emelienko tries to avoid it.
Emelienko keeps the fight on the outside.
Emelienko shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bruyne shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Bruyne connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Bruyne takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Emelienko is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
A solid leg kick lands there for Emelienko.
A telegraphed right hand from Bruyne misses the target.
Bruyne lands a nice hook to Emelienko's body. Emelienko takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Bruyne changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Emelienko will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Emelienko connects with a good right hand that stumbles Bruyne. Bruyne circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Bruyne throws a series of punches but Emelienko moves out of range.
Emelienko keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Emelienko takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Bruyne throws a low kick but Emelienko avoids it.
Emelienko swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Bruyne misses with a takedown
and Emelienko counters with a nice uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Emelienko throws a hook but Bruyne avoids it easily.
Emelienko jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Emelienko checks a low kick from Bruyne.
Emelienko is looking to score with low kicks.
Bruyne throws a nice inside leg kick.
A jab from Emelienko misses.
Bruyne fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Emelienko has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
De Bruyne seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Emelienko swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bruyne misses with a low kick.
Emelienko misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Emelienko just misses with a punch to the body.
Bruyne lands with a good body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bruyne lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Emelienko scoring well with a low kick there.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Emelienko checks a leg kick.
Emelienko throws out a leg kick but Bruyne moves out of range and Emelienko only half commits.
A bone on bone clash there as Emelienko blocks the leg kick.
Emelienko misses with a low kick as Bruyne jumps back.
Bruyne slips a jab and a cross from Emelienko.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Bruyne checks it well.
Bruyne keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Bruyne lands a nice shot to the body.
Bruyne connects with a leg kick. Emelienko looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Bruyne misses with a wild body shot.
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
Emelienko misses with a body shot.
Bruyne swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A slow jab from Emelienko misses its intended target.
A punch combination from Emelienko misses.
Bruyne looks for the body kick but Emelienko saw that one coming.
Bruyne throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.
Emelienko appears to be looking for a big counter.
Emelienko wants to slow Bruyne down by chopping away at his legs.
Emelienko misses with a body shot.
Emelienko swings for the body but Bruyne moves out of range.
Bruyne flicks out a counter leg kick but Emelienko steps away.
Emelienko wants to slow Bruyne down by chopping away at his legs.
Bruyne shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Bruyne fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Emelienko has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Bruyne takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bruyne defending well as Emelienko loads up on a big left hand.
Emelienko staying out of range there.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Emelienko loads up on a big right hand but Bruyne slips the punch.
Bruyne was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Emelienko stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Bruyne.
Emelienko scores with a nice head shot.
Bruyne throws a body shot but no joy.
Emelienko throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Bruyne's head.
A chopping leg kick lands by Emelienko.
Bruyne throws a nice outside leg kick.
Emelienko takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Emelienko walks into a stiff left hand from Bruyne.
Bruyne connects with a leg kick. Emelienko looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Bruyne pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Bruyne!
Bruyne misses with a takedown attempt - Emelienko sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
A jab from Emelienko finds it's way through Bruyne's defenses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Emelienko checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Emelienko lands with a thumping leg kick.
A clash of legs there as Emelienko blocks the low kick.
Emelienko connects with a crisp jab.
Bruyne shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Bruyne throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Bruyne slips a straight right by Emelienko.
Bruyne misses the shot to the body.
Emelienko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bruyne.
Bruyne swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bruyne moves into range and connects with a jab.
Bruyne does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Emelienko works Bruyne's body with a nice hook.
Emelienko with a jab.
Bruyne blocks the body kick.
Emelienko on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Bruyne. Bruyne obviously looking to wear him down.
Nice jab there from Bruyne.
Bruyne slips a jab from Emelienko.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Emelienko lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Emelienko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Bruyne.
Bruyne throws a counter combo.
Emelienko avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Some bone on bone action there as Emelienko checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Bruyne walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Emelienko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bruyne keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Emelienko is looking to score with low kicks.
Bruyne moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Bruyne shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Bruyne swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Emelienko lands a right hook to the body.
A low kick from Bruyne misses
and Emelienko cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Emelienko walks into a stiff left hand from Bruyne.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Emelienko checks the leg kick.
Bruyne scores with the left hand. Emelienko knows he should have avoided that one.
Bruyne throws out a leg kick but Emelienko moves out of range and Bruyne only half commits.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Emelienko 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 Bruyne has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Bruyne and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
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 Vladimir Emelienko will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Emelienko throws a low kick but Bruyne avoids it.
Bruyne throws a leg kick which misses Emelienko's front leg but catches the back leg as Emelienko tries to avoid it.
Bruyne takes one to the chin there.
Emelienko walks into a jab.
Emelienko throws a nice looking combination but Bruyne bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Bruyne feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Emelienko's calf.
Emelienko rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Bruyne counters with a nice kick to the body.
Bruyne fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Bruyne lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Emelienko misses with a low kick as Bruyne jumps back.
Emelienko takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Bruyne throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Bruyne dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Emelienko. That did some damage!
Emelienko swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bruyne sizes up Emelienko with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Emelienko lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Emelienko misses with a wild combination.
Bruyne throws a looping overhand right but Emelienko ducks down to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A chopping leg kick lands by Bruyne.
A nice leg kick lands there from Emelienko.
Bruyne tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Emelienko takes a swing at Bruyne's ribcage but misses.
Bruyne takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Emelienko blocks the body kick.
Emelienko throws a series of punches but Bruyne moves out of range.
Bruyne throws a chopping leg kick but Emelienko manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Emelienko takes one to the side of the head.
Bruyne thows a left - swing and a miss!
Bruyne checks the leg kick nicely there.
Emelienko misses with a series of wild punches.
Nice shot by Bruyne.
Emelienko misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Bruyne counters with a right hand to the body.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Bruyne is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bruyne slips a straight right by Emelienko.
Bruyne checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Bruyne jabs Emelienko right on the nose. Emelienko blinks but takes it well.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
The fighters circle momentarily. Emelienko darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Emelienko misses the jab.
Bruyne looks to score with a jab to the body but Emelienko is just out of range.
Bruyne throws the kick towards the body but Emelienko avoids it.
Emelienko tried to counter with a leg kick but Bruyne avoided it.
Bruyne lands a nice looking kick to the body. Emelienko takes a step back to recover.
Bruyne blocks a leg kick.
Bruyne moves out of range as Emelienko strikes.
Emelienko throws a solid leg kick but Bruyne takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Emelienko.
Bruyne avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Bruyne connects with a leg kick. Emelienko looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Emelienko lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Bruyne scores with a leg kick.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Bruyne sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Emelienko.
A leg kick checked by Bruyne.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bruyne buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Bruyne.
Emelienko avoids a punch combination nicely.
Emelienko throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Bruyne wants to slow Emelienko down by chopping away at his legs.
Emelienko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Emelienko lands a slapping body shot.
A good leg kick by Bruyne.
Emelienko cracks a nice hook into Bruyne's ribs.
Bruyne looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Emelienko takes a swing at Bruyne's ribcage but misses.
Emelienko misses with a body shot.
Emelienko swings for the body but Bruyne moves out of range.
Bruyne scores with the left hand. Emelienko knows he should have avoided that one.
A nice leg kick lands there from Emelienko.
Emelienko is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Bruyne lands with a cross.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Emelienko checks the leg kick nicely there.
Bruyne misses with an attempted mid kick.
A counter left hand to the body from Emelienko misses its target.
Emelienko with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Emelienko misses with a body shot.
Emelienko avoids a kick to the body.
Emelienko chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Bruyne can pounce on him.
Bruyne slips a straight right by Emelienko.
Emelienko uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bruyne.
Emelienko jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Bruyne with a nice cross.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Bruyne. Emelienko shrugs it off though.
Emelienko throws a body punch but Bruyne moves out of range.
Bruyne now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Bruyne throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Bruyne connects with the punch.
Bruyne keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Emelienko tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Bruyne throws out a leg kick but Emelienko moves out of range and Bruyne only half commits.
Bruyne checks the leg kick nicely there.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 28:30
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by split decision... De Bruyne!

De Bruyne made sure to give a little speech post fight, saying 'Peel Steel, you absolutely suck'.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
78%

 

Event: GAMMA#705 Springs v Malenko     
Date:   Apr 28, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Kay Ector (ranked 457 p4p, 60 weight class) and Vladimir Emelienko (ranked 188 p4p, 27 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Ector might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Monster!. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

180 cm
40
157 lbs
40 - 30 - 2
176 cm
34
168 lbs
25 - 9 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class 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 40 wins, 30 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Kay Ector!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Emelienko!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Timothy Bukovac and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ector ducks under a wild hook from Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Ector on the side of the head.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Emelienko.
Ector throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Emelienko is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Ector with a body shot.
Good standup being displayed there by Ector as he connects with a hook.
Emelienko connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Emelienko scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Ector wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Ector misses the shot to the body.
Emelienko misses with a head kick.
Emelienko on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Ector looks to land a left hand but Emelienko moved out of range nicely.

Ector clinches up with Emelienko and pushes him back against the cage.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Ector blocks a body shot from Emelienko.
Ector creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Emelienko's defenses.

It looks like Vladimir Emelienko has been cut.
Emelienko doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Ector blocks a body shot from Emelienko.
Ector misses with a punch to the body.
Ector gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Emelienko lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko misses with a shot to the kidneys.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Ector.
Ector tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
A head punch on the inside from Ector fails to land.
Ector misses with some punches.
Emelienko lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Ector misses with some punches.

Ector breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Emelienko tries to work over Ector's front leg with a kick but Ector checks it.
The fighters circle momentarily. Emelienko darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Emelienko connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Ector scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Emelienko throws a solid leg kick but Ector takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Emelienko.
Emelienko avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Emelienko was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.

Ector fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Emelienko, pushing him back against the cage.
Ector lands a damaging elbow.
Ector has a couple of punches blocked by Emelienko.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Ector swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Emelienko lands with a short shot to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko misses with a hook to the ribs.

Ector pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Ector misses with a left hand
and Emelienko counters with a stiff right hand.
Ector moves out of range of the leg kick from Emelienko.
Emelienko scores with a punch to the head.
Emelienko takes a swing at Ector's ribcage but misses.
Ector wants to clinch up but Emelienko keeps it at a distance.
Jab, jab by Emelienko - just one landing.
Ector throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.
A big left from Emelienko misses.
Ector connects with a body shot that sends Emelienko's belly button to the back.
Emelienko is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Emelienko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Ector.
Ector is looking to counter punch.
A solid leg kick lands there for Emelienko.
Ector avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Ector swings and misses with a shot to the body
letting Emelienko counter with a right hand.
Emelienko keeps the fight on the outside.
Nice defenses there by Emelienko.
The fighters circling - Ector throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Emelienko lands a lovely overhand right.
Ector misses with a hook. Emelienko ducked under it nicely.
Emelienko misses with a low kick as Ector jumps back.
Ector ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Emelienko moves away.
A good leg kick by Emelienko.
Emelienko scores with a nice strike.
Emelienko swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Emelienko lands with a thumping leg kick.
Ector scores with a shot to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Ector misses the target.
Emelienko throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Emelienko lands with a shot to the body.
Emelienko throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Ector sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Emelienko throws a low kick but it's checked well by Ector.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Emelienko scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Ector throws a hook to the side of Emelienko's head but Emelienko sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Emelienko throws an overhand right that lands on Ector's shoulder, as Ector tries to avoid the shot.

Ector moves into range and clinches up with Emelienko.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko pushes Ector back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
A head punch on the inside from Emelienko fails to land.
Emelienko lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Ector backwards.
Emelienko doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Ector blocks a body shot from Emelienko.
Ector blocks a body shot from Emelienko.
Emelienko misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Ector blocks a body shot from Emelienko.
Ector misses with some punches.

Ector escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Ector is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Emelienko appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
No joy there for Ector, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Emelienko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Emelienko looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Ector looks to land a left hand but Emelienko moved out of range nicely.
Emelienko connects with a crisp jab.
Ector takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Emelienko throws a nice outside leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Emelienko feints and then cracks Ector's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Ector down.
A lazy left from Ector finds it's target.
Jab from Ector.
Emelienko stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Emelienko tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Ector was well out of range. Poor timing from Emelienko.
Ector digs a good body shot into Emelienko's ribs.
Ector takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Emelienko lands with a good body shot.
Emelienko defending well as Ector loads up on a big left hand.
Ector lands with a hook. Emelienko tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
A solid leg kick lands there for Emelienko.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Ector tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Emelienko manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Ector thows a left - swing and a miss!
Ector throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.
Emelienko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Ector.
Ector doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
That kick from Emelienko tenderised Ector's leg. Ector is trying to keep his angry face on.
Ector throws a hook to the side of Emelienko's head but Emelienko sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Emelienko avoids the clinch attempt nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko slips a jab and a cross from Ector.
Ector avoids the body shot from Emelienko.

Ector closes the distance and clinches.

Ector manages to break the clinch.
Ector throws a shot to the body.
Ector defending well as Emelienko loads up on a big left hand.
Emelienko slips under a jab from Ector.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Emelienko! But no joy.
Ector is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Emelienko lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Ector moves out of range as Emelienko strikes.
A jab from Ector finds it's way through Emelienko's defenses.
Emelienko throws a front kick that sends Ector stumbling back into the cage.
Emelienko punishes Ector's body with a nice straight punch.

Ector forces Emelienko back against the cage and clinches.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Emelienko.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Ector breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Emelienko fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Ector.
Ector looks to throw the jab but Emelienko is out of range.
Vladimir Emelienko seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Ector waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Emelienko.
Ector backing away here, and Emelienko unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Emelienko walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ector ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Emelienko looks to land a combination but Ector avoids it well.
Emelienko throws a hook to the side of Ector's head but Ector sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Emelienko with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
A looping hook to the body misses from Emelienko. Ector does a little dance to reset his feet.
It looked like Ector wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Ector pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Ector checks a low kick from Emelienko.
Emelienko misses with an uppercut.
Emelienko throws a solid leg kick but Ector takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Emelienko.
An attempted straight right counter from Ector misses the target.
Ector throws a hook to the side of Emelienko's head but Emelienko sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Ector misses with a wild body shot.
Ector on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Ector takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Ector lands a jab to the nose.
Emelienko connects with a solid leg kick.
Emelienko tries to score with a low kick but Ector moves his leg out of the way.
Emelienko fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Ector is out of range.
Ector throws a jab but it's blocked by Emelienko.
A nice side step and Emelienko releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ector tries to clinch up but Emelienko circles away and keeps his distance.
Emelienko cracks Ector with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Emelienko fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Ector is out of range.

Ector takes the fight into the clinch.
Emelienko scores with a shot to the side of Ector's head.
Ector scores with a shot to the side of Emelienko's head.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Ector just misses with a elbow thrown towards Emelienko's brow.

Ector manages to break the clinch.
Ector checks a leg kick.
A counter left hand to the body from Ector misses its target.
Emelienko lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Ector misses with a body shot.
Emelienko fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Nice uppercut there from Ector.
Emelienko throws out a loose jab but Ector uses good head movement to avoid it.

Ector instigates a clinch.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!

Ector manages to break the clinch.
Emelienko connects with a jab.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko thuds a left hand into Ector's body.
Ector misses the shot to the body.
Emelienko buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Emelienko darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Left hook, right uppercut from Emelienko.
Some bone on bone action there as Ector checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Ector throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Ector gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Emelienko lands a jab to Ector's midsection.
Emelienko with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Ector misses the shot to the body.
Emelienko misses the shot to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Emelienko slips a jab from Ector.
Emelienko throws a counter combo.
Emelienko slips a straight right by Ector.
Ector tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Emelienko manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Emelienko misses with a hook
and Ector counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Emelienko dodges the punch combination from Ector.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Vladimir Emelienko will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Vladimir Emelienko's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. 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.


Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
A little feinted left hand from Ector on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Ector throws a jab but it's blocked by Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Ector sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Ector avoids a punch combination nicely.
Emelienko tries to work over Ector's front leg with a kick but Ector checks it.
Ector throws a shot from downtown. Emelienko moves away and avoids it.
Emelienko swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Emelienko throws a body punch but Ector moves out of range.
Emelienko clobbers Ector with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Emelienko moves away from the strike by Ector.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Ector checks it.
Ector doesn't manage to clinch there - Emelienko circles away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Emelienko swings for the body but Ector moves out of range.
Emelienko takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Emelienko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Ector manages to avoid it.
Ector keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Emelienko dodges the punch combination from Ector.
Ector backing away here, and Emelienko unleashes a leg kick that just misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A lazy left from Emelienko finds it's target.
Emelienko looks to score with a jab to the body but Ector is just out of range.
Emelienko has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Ector finds it's way round the side to connect with Emelienko's head.
Emelienko takes a swing at Ector's ribcage but misses.
Ector is looking to counter punch.
A looping hook to the body misses from Ector. Emelienko does a little dance to reset his feet.
Emelienko uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Ector.
Emelienko thows a left - swing and a miss!
A looping hook to the body misses from Ector. Emelienko does a little dance to reset his feet.
Emelienko with a jab.
Emelienko circles away from the clinch attempt.
Ector blocks a low kick nicely.
Emelienko feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Ector's calf.
Ector thuds his right hand into Emelienko's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Ector doesn't manage to clinch there - Emelienko circles away.
Emelienko throws a right and a left that both miss.
Ector throws a shot from downtown. Emelienko moves away and avoids it.
Emelienko throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Ector counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Kay Ector has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Emelienko throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Emelienko throws a nice inside leg kick.
Ector tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Emelienko was well out of range. Poor timing from Ector.
Emelienko only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Ector doesn't manage to clinch there - Emelienko circles away.
Ector fails in his attempt to clinch.
Emelienko looks to land a right hand but Ector moved out of range.
Emelienko paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Emelienko has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A punch lands to the side of Ector 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Ector is looking to clinch but Emelienko is avoiding it.
Emelienko with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Ector takes a swing at Emelienko's ribcage but misses.
Emelienko ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Ector takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Ector swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Emelienko looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Ector throws a series of punches but Emelienko moves out of range.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Emelienko, right into the meat.
Emelienko fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ector tries to close the distance and clinch but Emelienko swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Emelienko lands an overhand right.
Ector ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Emelienko moves away.
Emelienko moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Emelienko scores with a hook.
Emelienko lands a jab to the head.
Emelienko buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Emelienko takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Emelienko lands with a straight right. Ector didn't see that one coming.
Vladimir Emelienko is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Ector tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Ector throws a hook to the side of Emelienko's head but Emelienko sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Ector moves forwards but Emelienko connects with a nice, crisp jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Ector misses with a lunging right hand
and Emelienko counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Ector connects with a good right hand that stumbles Emelienko. Emelienko circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Emelienko jabs at Ector's body.
Emelienko just misses with a punch to the body.
Ector moves away from the strike by Emelienko.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ector avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Emelienko takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Ector tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Emelienko pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Emelienko staying out of range there.
Ector is looking to clinch.
Ector tries to clinch but Emelienko moves out of range.
Emelienko stuns Ector with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Ector throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Emelienko feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Ector's calf.
A chopping leg kick lands by Emelienko.
Ector walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Emelienko just misses with a punch to the body.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Ector throws a series of punches but Emelienko avoids them all with ease.
Ector 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.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Emelienko, right into the meat.
Ector misses with an uppercut.
Emelienko misses with an uppercut.

And that's the end of the fight!
Vladimir Emelienko comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I've got Emelienko 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 27:30
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 27:30
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Vladimir Emelienko!

Vladimir Emelienko 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: GAMMA#700 Goodman v Obama 3     
Date:   Mar 31, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Ray Malenko (ranked 126 p4p, 20 weight class) and Vladimir Emelienko (ranked 80 p4p, 13 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

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164 lbs
26 - 11 - 0
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34
168 lbs
25 - 8 - 1
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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 26 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Ray Malenko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Emelienko!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Malenko swings for the body but Emelienko moves out of range.
Jab from Emelienko.
Malenko misses with an uppercut. Emelienko saw that one coming.
Malenko 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.
Vladimir Emelienko seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Malenko tries to bum rush Emelienko with a series of wild strikes but Emelienko uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Emelienko connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Malenko doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Emelienko comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Emelienko ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Malenko takes a swing at Emelienko's ribcage but misses.
Malenko fails with a takedown attempt.

Emelienko gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Malenko to score an easy takedown into full guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Emelienko looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Malenko controls from within his opponent's guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Emelienko 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.
Emelienko has his hands on Malenko's head, controlling the position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Malenko is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
Emelienko controls Malenko momentarily but Malenko frees himself.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Malenko thuds a left hand into Emelienko's body.
Malenko scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Emelienko throws a body punch but Malenko moves out of range.
Malenko tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Emelienko was well out of range. Poor timing from Malenko.
Emelienko chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Malenko moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.

It looks like Vladimir Emelienko has been cut.
Emelienko missing with a left hand there. Malenko was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Malenko takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Emelienko lands a body shot.
Malenko jabs Emelienko to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Emelienko slips under a jab.
Malenko is looking to wear down Emelienko with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Malenko lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Emelienko at a distance.
A slow jab from Malenko misses its intended target.
Emelienko looks to land a right hand but Malenko moved out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Malenko ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Emelienko moves away.
Emelienko appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Malenko throws a looping overhand right but Emelienko ducks down to avoid it.
Malenko throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Malenko jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Vladimir Emelienko is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Malenko throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.
Emelienko keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Emelienko moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Emelienko lands an overhand right.
Emelienko is looking to chop away at Malenko's legs.
Emelienko cracks Malenko with an open hand slap.
Emelienko works Malenko's body with a nice hook.
Emelienko lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Malenko swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Malenko scores with a body shot.
Emelienko scores with a three punch combo!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Malenko stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Emelienko.
Malenko looks to score with a jab to the body but Emelienko is just out of range.
Emelienko looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Malenko ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Emelienko moves away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
That kick from Emelienko tenderised Malenko's leg. Malenko is trying to keep his angry face on.
Emelienko moves out of range of the strikes.
Malenko uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Emelienko.
Emelienko connects with a solid leg kick.
Emelienko connects with an inside leg kick.
Emelienko works Malenko's body with a nice hook.
Emelienko blocks a jab.
Malenko throws a shot to the body.
A big right from Emelienko misses.
Emelienko pivots, looking for a leg kick but Malenko is out of range and Emelienko settles back down.
A nice inside leg kick there by Emelienko. That's going to slow Malenko down.
Malenko lands with a cross.
Malenko checks the leg kick.
Malenko is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Malenko lands with a cross.
Emelienko digs a good body shot into Malenko's ribs.
A chopping leg kick lands by Emelienko.
Malenko blocks a leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Malenko ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Emelienko moves away.
Emelienko throws a hook but Malenko blocks it.
Malenko throwing a counter right hand but Emelienko manages to avoid it.
Malenko throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Emelienko swings widly with a right hand
letting Malenko counter with a right hand.
Malenko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Emelienko manages to avoid it.
Vladimir Emelienko seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Malenko scores with a nice head shot.
Malenko ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Emelienko moves away.
Emelienko lands a leg kick that knocks Malenko off balance momentarily.
Malenko ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Emelienko misses the shot to the body.
Emelienko defending well as Malenko loads up on a big left hand.
Malenko takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Malenko pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A looping hook to the body misses from Malenko. Emelienko does a little dance to reset his feet.
Malenko walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A jab from Emelienko finds it's way through Malenko's defenses.
Emelienko lands with a thumping leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Malenko keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Malenko tests Emelienko's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Emelienko moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Malenko has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Emelienko.
Malenko checks a leg kick.
Emelienko tests Malenko's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Emelienko lands a jab to the nose.
Nice body punch from Malenko.
Malenko with a body punch. A glancing blow.

Malenko lands a left and a right that send Emelienko crashing to the mat, dazed. Malenko thinks about following him to the mat but decides to wave him back up to his feet!

Emelienko is rocked!

That has opened up Vladimir Emelienko's cut even more.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Malenko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Emelienko is still on wobbly legs! Can Malenko finish him?
Malenko misses the shot to the body.
Emelienko feints a counter leg kick.
Malenko misses the jab.
Malenko throws a hook but Emelienko avoids it easily.
Malenko slips a jab from Emelienko.
It looked like Malenko wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Malenko blocks a low kick nicely.
Malenko slips a jab from Emelienko.

Malenko cracks Emelienko with a big right hand that sends him crashing to the floor. Malenko has the opportunity to follow him to the ground but instead he's beckoning Emelienko to stand back up!
Emelienko throws a low kick but it's checked well by Malenko.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Malenko lands an uppercut out of nowhere! Emelienko falls backwards - clearly groggy! Malenko dives in and finishes the fight with more strikes for a TKO finish!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:06 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Ray Malenko!
A victorious Ray Malenko thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Event: GAMMA#696 Goodman v Asai 2     
Date:   Mar 10, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Bruce Diehard (ranked 90 p4p, 12 weight class) and Vladimir Emelienko (ranked 168 p4p, 25 weight class). Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

180 cm
33
158 lbs
26 - 11 - 1
176 cm
34
168 lbs
24 - 8 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Bruce Diehard!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Emelienko!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Jack Bonds and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Emelienko throws a head kick that misses
and Diehard counters with a nice uppercut.
A jab from Emelienko misses.
It looked like Diehard wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Diehard cracks Emelienko with an open hand slap.
Diehard throws a lazy right hand but Emelienko sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

Diehard fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Emelienko to the ground. Diehard is now in Emelienko's guard.

Emelienko pushes Diehard off for just long enough to get back to his feet. Very athletic spring there.
A jab from Emelienko misses.
Diehard avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Emelienko waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Diehard.
Emelienko avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Diehard swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Emelienko is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Diehard with a body shot.
Emelienko cracks Diehard with an open hand slap.
Diehard lands a nice shot that snaps Emelienko's head back.
Nice jab there from Diehard.
Diehard takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Diehard jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Emelienko throws a hook but Diehard avoids it easily.
Good work by Diehard as he checks the leg kick.
Diehard thows a left - swing and a miss!
Diehard avoids a lazy jab quite easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Emelienko comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Emelienko throws a series of punches but Diehard moves out of range.
Emelienko waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Diehard.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Diehard is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
A looping hook to the body misses from Diehard. Emelienko does a little dance to reset his feet.
Emelienko throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Diehard misses with a hook.

Diehard clinches up against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Diehard.
Emelienko misses with a punch to the body.
Emelienko blocking some punches.
Emelienko tries a body shot but Diehard blocks it.
Diehard fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Emelienko tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Diehard blocks an uppercut.
Diehard throws a head punch that misses.
A bit of stalling here from Diehard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Diehard or not.
Diehard working aggressively here.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Emelienko throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Diehards head.
Emelienko tries to work over Diehard's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
We've been informed that Emelienko 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.
Diehard misses with a short punch on the inside.
Emelienko can't find room to land a body shot as Diehard controls the action.
Emelienko tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Diehard's elbow.
Emelienko looking to stall.
Diehard working aggressively here.
Emelienko struggles to land a body shot inside as Diehard controls his hands.
Emelienko slows down the pace here.
Diehard lands a right hand that snaps the head of Emelienko backwards.

Emelienko breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Emelienko uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Diehard.
Diehard swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Diehard throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Emelienko moves out of range of the strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko tries to land a leg kick but Diehard saw it coming and moves away.
Diehard thows a left - swing and a miss!
Emelienko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Diehard manages to avoid it.
A shot to the liver by Diehard. Beautiful body shot.
Diehard cracks Emelienko with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
A slow jab from Emelienko misses its intended target.
Emelienko misses with a looping right.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Diehard steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Emelienko.
Diehard misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Emelienko.
Emelienko is looking to chop away at Diehard's legs.
A little feinted left hand from Diehard on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Diehard uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Emelienko.
Emelienko lands a nice hook to Diehard's body. Diehard takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
No joy there for Emelienko, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Emelienko swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Emelienko defending well as Diehard loads up on a big left hand.
Emelienko lands a jab.
Emelienko throws a hook but Diehard blocks it.
The fighters circle momentarily. Diehard darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Diehard is really head hunting here, hardly looking to strike to the body at all.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko misses the shot to the body.
Vladimir Emelienko seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Emelienko throws a front kick aimed at Diehard's knee but Diehard avoids it well.
Emelienko connects with a solid leg kick.
Emelienko jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Emelienko attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Diehard was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Diehard throws a lazy right hand but Emelienko sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Diehard scores with a nice strike.
A telegraphed right hand from Diehard misses the target.
Diehard waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Emelienko.
Diehard throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Diehard jabs at Emelienko's body.
A low kick from Emelienko misses
enabling Diehard to counter with a crisp jab.
Diehard defending well as Emelienko loads up on a big left hand.
Diehard lunges at Emelienko with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Emelienko's hand.
Vladimir Emelienko is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Diehard bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Emelienko throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Diehard.
Emelienko throws a body shot but no joy.

Diehard closes the distance and clinches.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Vladimir Emelienko will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


A bone on bone clash there as Diehard blocks the leg kick.
Emelienko wants to land a leg kick but Diehard is out of range.
Diehard dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Emelienko ducks under a wild hook from Diehard.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Diehard checks it.
Diehard went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Diehard throws a right hand that misses
and Emelienko counters with a slapping leg kick.
Diehard checks a leg kick.
Diehard wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
A swing and a miss from Emelienko.
Emelienko closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Emelienko staying out of range there.
Diehard ducks under a wild hook from Emelienko.
A little feinted left hand from Diehard on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Diehard waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Emelienko.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Emelienko lands a leg kick that knocks Diehard off balance momentarily.
Diehard shoots in for a takedown but Emelienko shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Emelienko wants to land a leg kick but Diehard is out of range.
Diehard takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Diehard throws a hook but Emelienko avoids it easily.
Emelienko walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Diehard checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Diehard throwing a counter right hand but Emelienko manages to avoid it.
Diehard tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Emelienko changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Good work by Diehard as he checks the leg kick.
Diehard throws a shot from downtown. Emelienko moves away and avoids it.

Diehard instigates a clinch.
Emelienko lands with a light punch inside.
Emelienko swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Emelienko lands a left hand.
Emelienko lands with a right to the head.
A right handed body shot lands from Diehard.
Diehard tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Diehard tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Diehard swings wildly with an uppercut but Emelienko uses good head movement to avoid it.

Emelienko's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Emelienko throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Emelienko connects with an inside leg kick.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Emelienko lands a nice hook to Diehard's body. Diehard takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diehard connects with a single shot there.
Emelienko takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Diehard lands a slapping body shot.
Diehard misses with a wild body shot.
An inside leg kick from Emelienko misses.
Emelienko throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
letting Diehard counter with a right hand.
Emelienko lands with a nice body punch.
The fight stays on the outside here - Diehard looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Diehard lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Emelienko uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Diehard.
Emelienko throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Emelienko throws a body punch but Diehard moves out of range.
Good leg kick by Emelienko there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Diehard uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Emelienko.
Emelienko misses with a leg kick.
A big right from Emelienko misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Diehard gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Emelienko misses with a body punch.
Diehard lands a body shot.
Diehard misses with a hook from the clinch.

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

Diehard closes the distance and clinches.
Diehard swings wildly with an uppercut but Emelienko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Emelienko lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Diehard backwards.
Diehard scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Emelienko tries a body shot but Diehard blocks it.
Emelienko working hard to break the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Diehard fails to land.
Diehard softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Diehard tries for a takedown but Emelienko manages to get underhooks.
Emelienko misses with a body punch.
Emelienko misses with a hook from the clinch.
Emelienko stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Diehard goes for a takedown attempt but Emelienko pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Bruce Diehard. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko throws an overhand right that lands on Diehard's shoulder, as Diehard tries to avoid the shot.
Emelienko throws a low kick but it's checked well by Diehard.
Diehard half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Diehard throws a poor cross that misses
and Emelienko counters with a left to the body.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Emelienko gets tackled into the cage by Diehard. Diehard maintains the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Diehard fails to land.
A head punch on the inside from Emelienko fails to land.
Emelienko blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Emelienko lands a hook to the side of the head.
Diehard misses with a short punch on the inside.

Emelienko's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Diehard was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Vladimir Emelienko seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A punch lands to the side of Diehard 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Diehard connects with a body shot.
A big right from Emelienko misses.
Emelienko tries to score with a low kick but Diehard moves his leg out of the way.
Emelienko fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Emelienko throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Vladimir Emelienko will probably get the nod - 10:9.
That's time! Back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Emelienko throws a jab but it's blocked by Diehard.
Diehard takes a swing at Emelienko's ribcage but misses.
Emelienko throws a right hand that Diehard ducks under and follows up with a left that Diehard also avoids with ease.
Emelienko throws out a leg kick but Diehard moves out of range and Emelienko only half commits.
Diehard is looking to counter punch.
Emelienko uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Diehard.
A swing and a miss from Emelienko.
Diehard checks the leg kick nicely there.
Diehard throws an overhand right that lands on Emelienko's shoulder, as Emelienko tries to avoid the shot.
Emelienko fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Diehard uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Emelienko.
Diehard ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Diehard misses with a looping left.
Emelienko misses with a body punch

and Diehard counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Diehard scores with a shoulder strike.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Diehard.
Emelienko takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Diehard misses with the head strike.
Diehard tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Emelienko's elbow.
Diehard lands an uppercut.
Diehard digs a right hand into Emelienko's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Emelienko's gas tank.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Diehard pushes Emelienko back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Diehard lands a hook that snaps the head of Emelienko backwards.
Diehard lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Emelienko.
Bruce Diehard has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Diehard working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Diehard lands a hook that snaps the head of Emelienko backwards.
Diehard pushes Emelienko back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Emelienko misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Emelienko blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Emelienko misses with some punches.
Emelienko wants to get back to striking at distance but Diehard won't allow it.
Diehard tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Diehard digs a right hand into Emelienko's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Emelienko's gas tank.
Diehard digs a right hand underneath Emelienko's ribcage. Emelienko let out a lung full of air as it connected.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Diehard.
Diehard lands a body shot in the clinch.
A short right from Diehard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Diehard throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Emelienkos head.
Diehard working aggressively here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Diehard is pushing Emelienko up against the cage, for a bit of lean and pray action. Action being used the in the loosest possible sense of the word.
Emelienko tries a body shot but Diehard blocks it.
Emelienko misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Emelienko misses with a punch to the body.
Diehard blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Diehard misses with the head strike.
Diehard lands a shoulder strike.
A right hand to the body from Emelienko.
Emelienko blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Diehard tries to work over Emelienko's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Diehard misses with a punch on the inside.
Emelienko misses with a hook from the clinch.
Diehard scores with a nice hook to the head.
Diehard lands a shoulder strike.
Diehard misses with some punches.
Diehard being controlled against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Diehard working aggressively here.
Diehard goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Diehard lands with a right to the head.
Emelienko lands a body shot in the clinch.
Emelienko misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Diehard struggles to land a body shot inside as Emelienko controls his hands.
Emelienko tries to work over Diehard's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Emelienko throws a head punch that misses.
Vladimir Emelienko is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Emelienko is looking to break free of the clinch but Diehard has double underhooks.
A short right from Diehard on the inside.
Diehard scores with a shot to the side of Emelienko's head.
Diehard tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Emelienko's elbow.
Diehard makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Emelienko working aggressively here.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Diehard.
Emelienko tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Diehard's elbow.
Diehard tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Bruce Diehard has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Diehard swings wildly with an uppercut but Emelienko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Emelienko taking a breather.
Emelienko tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Diehard's elbow.
Emelienko has a couple of punches blocked by Diehard.
Emelienko blocking some punches.
Emelienko tries to throw a body punch but Diehard avoids it by throwing Emelienko back against the cage.
Diehard lands a shoulder strike.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Diehard jumps guard but Emelienko stands there with Diehard around his waist. Diehard gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
Diehard throws a punch but it's blocked by Emelienko.
Emelienko tries to throw a body punch but Diehard avoids it by throwing Emelienko back against the cage.

Emelienko breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Emelienko goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Diehard throws an overhand right that lands on Emelienko's shoulder, as Emelienko tries to avoid the shot.
Emelienko just misses with a punch to the body.
Diehard seemed to be looking to counter by closing the distance.
Emelienko moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Vladimir Emelienko!

A very excited looking Vladimir Emelienko rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
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Event: GAMMA#692 Ridgeway v Diehard     
Date:   Feb 17, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Vladimir Emelienko (ranked 78 p4p, 16 weight class) and Randy Springs (ranked 40 p4p, 10 weight class). Springs has chosen Meltdown as his entrance music. Well, I have no idea who's going to take this one!

176 cm
34
168 lbs
24 - 7 - 1
178 cm
30
158 lbs
28 - 11 - 0
Good wrestling
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 24 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Emelienko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Randy Springs!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Timothy Bukovac and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Springs thows a leg kick but Emelienko checks it
and Emelienko counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Springs wants to land a leg kick but Emelienko is out of range.
Emelienko fires out a quick counter leg kick but Springs just manages to avoid it.
Springs thows a leg kick but Emelienko checks it
and Emelienko cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Springs dips to his left and cracks Emelienko with an uppercut!
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Springs sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Emelienko displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Springs throws out the jab.
An attempted straight right counter from Emelienko misses the target.
Springs fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Nice cross by Springs.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Emelienko checks a leg kick.
We've been told by Emelienko's head coaches at Runts Academy that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A big right from Springs misses.
As Springs backs away, Emelienko returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Springs throws a leg kick
and Emelienko connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Emelienko walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Springs throws a left and a right that both miss
enabling Emelienko to counter with a crisp jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Springs swings widly with a right hand
letting Emelienko counter with a right hand.
Springs misses with a body shot.
Emelienko seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Springs connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Springs scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Emelienko doesn't seem bothered though.
Emelienko ducks under a wild hook from Springs.
Springs walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Emelienko checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Springs darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Springs ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Springs throws a jab when Emelienko was well out of range.
A little feinted left hand from Emelienko on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Springs slips under a jab.
Springs lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Emelienko at a distance.
A low kick from Springs is predictable there
and Emelienko counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Springs darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Springs fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Emelienko.
Springs throws a wild body kick that Emelienko sees coming a mile off.
Emelienko takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Springs lands with a thumping leg kick.
A low kick from Springs is predictable there
and Emelienko counters with a stiff right hand.
Springs's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Emelienko connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Springs scrambles back to his feet.
Springs throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Springs throws a hook but Emelienko blocks it.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Springs sees it coming and moves out of range.
Springs blocks a leg kick.
Springs looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Emelienko walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko takes a jab right on the kisser.
Springs misses with a hook
and Emelienko cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Springs fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A punch lands to the side of Emelienko 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Emelienko clobbers Springs with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Emelienko takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Emelienko takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Springs uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
A jab from Springs misses.
Emelienko appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Good standup being displayed there by Springs as he connects with a hook.
Springs misses the body punch
and Emelienko cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Springs comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Springs chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Emelienko can pounce on him.
Springs connects with a right hand. Emelienko shakes it off.
Springs punishes Emelienko's body with a nice straight punch.
Emelienko keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Springs.
Emelienko takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Springs cracks Emelienko with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Emelienko walks into a left hand.
Springs connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Emelienko uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Springs.
Emelienko takes a jab right on the kisser.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Springs stuns Emelienko with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A low kick from Emelienko is predictable there
and Springs counters with a nice uppercut.
Springs scores with a crisp jab that stopped Emelienko in his tracks.
Springs throws a shot to the body.
Randy Springs seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Good exchange - Springs coming out on top.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Emelienko might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Emelienko on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Springs lands a really nice looking cross but Emelienko seems unphased.
Springs dips to his left and cracks Emelienko with an uppercut!
Springs attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Springs scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Emelienko doesn't seem bothered though.
A cross from Springs lands.
Emelienko misses with a leg kick.
Springs has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
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!
Springs ducks under a wild hook from Emelienko.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Springs throws a front kick that sends Emelienko stumbling back into the cage.
The fighters circling - Springs throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Springs misses with a body shot.
Springs throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Emelienko takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
A cross from Springs lands.
Springs avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Emelienko connects with the punch.
Springs misses with a looping right.
A left lands for Springs.
Springs cracks Emelienko with a good jab.
A good leg kick by Springs.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Emelienko appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Emelienko misses with a hook.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Emelienko takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
The fighters circling - Springs throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Springs dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Emelienko. That did some damage!
Springs lands a right hook to the body.
Springs throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Springs throws a nice outside leg kick.
Emelienko throws a low kick, looking for Springs's leg but Springs calmly moves out of range.
Springs throws a leg kick that is checked
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Springs defending well as Emelienko loads up on a big left hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko moves away from the strike by Springs.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Springs.
Springs swings away with a body shot that misses
and Springs takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Emelienko connects with the punch.
Emelienko takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
A jab from Springs finds it's way through Emelienko's defenses.
Springs scores with a decent looking hook.
Springs takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Springs buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Springs lands with a right hand.
Springs connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Springs clobbers Emelienko with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko throws a leg kick which misses Springs's front leg but catches the back leg as Springs tries to avoid it.
Springs scores with a kick to the body.
Springs doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Springs dips to his left and cracks Emelienko with an uppercut!
Springs fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Emelienko on the side of the head.
Springs lands with a cross.
Emelienko defending well as Springs loads up on a big left hand.
Jab, jab by Springs - just one landing.
Randy Springs seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Emelienko steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Springs.
Emelienko takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Springs walks into a stiff left hand from Emelienko.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Springs waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Emelienko.
An inside leg kick lands from Springs.
Emelienko uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Springs.
An attempted straight right counter from Emelienko misses the target.
Springs throws a body shot but no joy.
Emelienko tried to counter with a leg kick but Springs avoided it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Emelienko. Springs does a little dance to reset his feet.
Emelienko misses with a hook
and Springs counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Emelienko avoids the body shot from Springs.
Emelienko throwing a counter right hand but Springs manages to avoid it.
Emelienko takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Springs chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Emelienko walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Springs checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Springs cracks Emelienko with a good jab.
Springs throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Emelienko on the side of the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Springs throws a quick inside leg kick.
Springs lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Emelienko falls off balance throwing a combination
and Springs counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Emelienko looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Springs lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Emelienko is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Springs throws a jab but it's blocked by Emelienko.
Springs closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Springs defending well as Emelienko loads up on a big left hand.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Emelienko 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 Springs has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Springs and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Springs throws a shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Springs moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Emelienko. Springs does a little dance to reset his feet.
Emelienko throws a body shot but no joy.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Springs fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Emelienko.
Springs slips under a jab from Emelienko.
Springs misses the jab.
Springs cracks Emelienko with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Springs throws a hook but Emelienko blocks it.
Emelienko was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
A head kick by Emelienko misses
and Springs cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Emelienko 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.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Emelienko checks a leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Springs will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
It looked like Emelienko wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Springs swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Emelienko takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Springs throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Springs scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Springs misses with a body kick.
Emelienko was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Vladimir Emelienko has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
A telegraphed right hand from Emelienko misses the target.
Emelienko throws the left hand but Springs avoids the punch easily.
Emelienko looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Springs lands a nice hook to Emelienko's body. Emelienko takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Springs lands a leg kick that knocks Emelienko off balance momentarily.
Emelienko misses with a lunging right hand
and Springs counters with a nice uppercut.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko slips a jab from Springs.
Springs lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Springs is looking to land body kicks.
Emelienko keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Emelienko is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Emelienko walks into a left hand.
Springs fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Emelienko.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Springs throws a quick inside leg kick.
Nice straight punches there by Springs. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Springs.
Springs throws a nice outside leg kick.
Springs getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Springs.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 26:30
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 26:30
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Randy Springs!

Randy Springs thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: GAMMA#690 Shin v Volkov 4     
Date:   Feb 03, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Aharon Sarkisyan (ranked 132 p4p, 21 weight class) and Vladimir Emelienko (ranked 159 p4p, 25 weight class). Sarkisyan comes into the arena with Ara Gevorgyan - Artsakh blaring out of the sound system. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

173 cm
26
163 lbs
17 - 6 - 1
176 cm
34
168 lbs
23 - 7 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class 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 17 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Aharon Sarkisyan!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Emelienko!
The judges for this bout are Sam Margolis, Phil Schofield and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Sarkisyan tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Emelienko wants to land a leg kick but Sarkisyan is out of range.
Sarkisyan tries to counter by clinching up but Emelienko breaks away and moves out of range.
Sarkisyan doesn't manage to clinch there - Emelienko circles away.
Emelienko connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Sarkisyan momentarily.
Emelienko avoids the head kick by Sarkisyan.
Sarkisyan throws a big shot that misses.
Emelienko connects with a single shot there.

It looks like Aharon Sarkisyan has been cut.
Aharon Sarkisyan seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Sarkisyan lands with a thumping leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sarkisyan pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Sarkisyan tries to clinch but Emelienko is having none of it.
Emelienko lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.

Sarkisyan is rocked!
Emelienko walks forward and throws a big overhand right! Sarkisyan drops to the floor like a sack of potatoes! Emelienko swarms on him with more punches until the referee wrestles him away from Sarkisyan's unconscious body! Wow, that was brutal!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Vladimir Emelienko!
In his post fight interview, Vladimir Emelienko started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: GAMMA#683 Hoyce v Gunnar 2     
Date:   Jan 06, 2018

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Bluto Braun (ranked 475 p4p, 55 weight class) and Vladimir Emelienko (ranked 208 p4p, 31 weight class). Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

168 cm
30
166 lbs
13 - 8 - 1
176 cm
33
168 lbs
22 - 7 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Bluto Braun!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Emelienko!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Jack Bonds and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Braun throws a predictable looking body shot
and Emelienko counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Braun fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Emelienko has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Braun throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Braun tries to land a body kick
and Emelienko counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Emelienko gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.

It looks like Vladimir Emelienko has been cut.
Braun connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Emelienko 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.
Braun misses with a left hand
and Emelienko counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Bluto Braun seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Braun tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Braun pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Emelienko uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Braun pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Braun scores with a jab to the jaw.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko moves out of range of the body kick.
Vladimir Emelienko is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Braun throws a half hearted mid kick.
Braun misses with a shot to the body
and Emelienko counters with a nice uppercut.
Emelienko slips a straight right by Braun.
A jab from Emelienko does it's job there.
Emelienko looks to throw the jab but Braun is out of range.
Emelienko checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Despite the aggression on Emelienko's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.
Emelienko scoring well with a low kick there.
A decent looking cross lands there for Braun.
Emelienko sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Braun shoots and misses
enabling Emelienko to counter with a crisp jab.
A clash of legs there as Braun blocks the low kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Braun swings and misses with a shot to the body
enabling Emelienko to counter with a crisp jab.
Braun cracks a nice hook into Emelienko's ribs.
Braun throws a poor cross that misses
enabling Emelienko to counter with a crisp jab.
Emelienko slips a straight right by Braun.
Braun throws a predictable looking body shot
and Emelienko counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Braun dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Emelienko dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Braun throws a leg kick
and Emelienko counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Donk. Braun catches Emelienko right on the button with a cross.
Braun throws a leg kick
and Emelienko counters with a straight right hand.
Braun takes a swing at Emelienko's ribcage but misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Braun throws a lazy uppercut
letting Emelienko counter with a right hand.
Braun is looking to slow Emelienko down with leg kicks.
Braun throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Emelienko ducks under a wild hook from Braun.
Emelienko feints a counter leg kick.
Braun ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Emelienko moves away.
Emelienko unleashes a big counter combination but Braun bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Braun misses with a left hand
and Emelienko counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Braun lands with a nice body punch.
Braun throws a nice inside leg kick.
Braun takes a swing at Emelienko's ribcage but misses.
Braun dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Emelienko. That did some damage!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Braun shoots and misses
and Emelienko counters with a straight right hand.
Braun misses with a hook to the body
and Emelienko counters with a straight right hand.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Braun tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Emelienko only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Braun cracks Emelienko with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Braun misses with a takedown attempt
and Emelienko counters with a stiff right hand.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Bluto Braun. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Braun fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Emelienko checks it well.
It seemed like Emelienko was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Braun lands a nice looking body shot.
Braun throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Emelienko counters with a nice uppercut.
Braun punishes Emelienko's body with a nice straight punch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Emelienko takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Emelienko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Braun.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Braun wants to slow Emelienko down by chopping away at his legs.
Emelienko 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.
Braun throws a leg kick that misses.
Braun pushes Emelienko away with a front kick.
Braun throws a chopping leg kick but Emelienko manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Braun lands with a good body shot.
Bluto Braun is winning the standup battle so far.
Emelienko takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Braun takes a swing at Emelienko's ribcage but misses.
Emelienko throws out a counter right but Braun avoids it with no problem.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Braun, right into the meat.
A looping hook to the body misses from Braun. Emelienko does a little dance to reset his feet.
Emelienko looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Emelienko misses with a looping left.
Braun getting the better of the striking in that exchange.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Braun throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Emelienko sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Emelienko has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Braun.
Braun tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
A countering left hand to the body from Emelienko misses.
Braun looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Braun throws a poor cross that misses
and Emelienko counters with a left to the body.
Braun throws a leg kick which misses Emelienko's front leg but catches the back leg as Emelienko tries to avoid it.
Emelienko slips a straight right by Braun.
Braun misses with a straight right.
Emelienko uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Braun.
Emelienko tries a quick counter leg kick but Braun is wise to it.
Braun is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.

That has opened up Vladimir Emelienko's cut even more.
A low kick from Braun is predictable there
letting Emelienko counter with a right hand.
Emelienko has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Braun checks a leg kick.
Braun throws a predictable looking body shot
and Emelienko counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Braun uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Emelienko.
A nice inside leg kick there by Braun. That's going to slow Emelienko down.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Emelienko scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Emelienko thumps Braun with a low kick.
Braun misses with a head kick.
Braun moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Braun misses the body punch
and Emelienko counters with a low kick, right behind Braun 's knee.
Braun fails with the takedown
and Emelienko connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Braun gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Emelienko counters with a stiff right hand.
Emelienko throws a nice outside leg kick.
Braun tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Emelienko's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Braun misses with a right hand
and Emelienko counters with a stiff right hand.
Emelienko lands a jab to the nose.

Braun is rocked!
Braun throws a predictable looking body shot
and Emelienko counters with a crisp right that sends Braun to the canvas! Emelienko follows up with punches from the mount and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:33 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Vladimir Emelienko!
Vladimir Emelienko tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.
In defeat, Bluto Braun stepped up to the mic, saying 'I'll get em' next time.'.
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Event: GAMMA#680 Diehard v Lane     
Date:   Dec 23, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Vrej Nazaryan (ranked 616 p4p, 67 weight class) and Vladimir Emelienko (ranked 270 p4p, 32 weight class). Nazaryan comes to the cage accompanied by DVBBS & Borgeous - Tsunami. Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

167 cm
33
166 lbs
28 - 12 - 1
176 cm
33
168 lbs
21 - 7 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the lightweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vrej Nazaryan!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Emelienko!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Jack Bonds and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nazaryan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Good exchange - Emelienko coming out on top.
Emelienko throws a nice looking combination but Nazaryan bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Nazaryan walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Nazaryan walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Emelienko lands with an uppercut that bounces Nazaryan off the cage and back into range.
Nazaryan thows a leg kick but Emelienko checks it
and Emelienko counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Emelienko throws a nice inside leg kick.
We've been told by Nazaryan's head coaches at LOD: Contenders (Max ID290) that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Emelienko dips to his left and cracks Nazaryan with an uppercut!
Emelienko throws a poor cross that misses
enabling Nazaryan to counter with a crisp jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nazaryan dips to his left and cracks Emelienko with an uppercut!
Both fighters circling a little - Nazaryan finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Emelienko lands with a right hand.
Nazaryan throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.
Nazaryan takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Nazaryan misses with an attempted mid kick.
A left lands for Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a hook but Nazaryan blocks it.
An attempted straight right counter from Nazaryan misses the target.
Emelienko has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Nice body punch from Emelienko.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Nazaryan throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Emelienko takes one to the side of the head.
Nazaryan misses with an uppercut
and Emelienko cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Nazaryan stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Emelienko works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Emelienko plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Nazaryan checks a low kick from Emelienko.
Emelienko jabs Nazaryan right on the nose. Nazaryan blinks but takes it well.
Emelienko ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Emelienko misses with a wild combination.
Emelienko is looking to slow Nazaryan down with leg kicks.
Nazaryan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Emelienko.
Nazaryan misses with a body shot.
Nazaryan throws out a loose jab but Emelienko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Nazaryan checks a leg kick nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Nazaryan connects with a body shot.
Emelienko misses with a straight left.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Emelienko.
Nazaryan lands with an uppercut that bounces Emelienko off the cage and back into range.
Nazaryan takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Emelienko checks the leg kick nicely there.
Emelienko stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Nazaryan thows a leg kick but Emelienko checks it
and Emelienko counters with a good low kick that Nazaryan was not able to check.
A nice inside leg kick there by Emelienko. That's going to slow Nazaryan down.
Emelienko misses the jab.
Nazaryan throws a looping overhand right but Emelienko ducks down to avoid it.
The crowd cheers as Emelienko lands an impressive looking overhand right. Nazaryan doesn't seem phased though.
Nazaryan tries to land a front kick but Emelienko steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Emelienko takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Nazaryan takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Emelienko throws a shot to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nazaryan throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Emelienko sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Emelienko scores with a punch to the head.
Nazaryan avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Nazaryan throwing a counter right hand but Emelienko manages to avoid it.
Emelienko misses the shot to the body.
Emelienko slips a jab and a cross from Nazaryan.
A little jabbing left from Emelienko on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Emelienko ducks under a wild hook from Nazaryan.
Nazaryan misses with a hook to the body
and Emelienko counters with a slapping leg kick.
Emelienko throws a poor cross that misses
and Nazaryan counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Nazaryan throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.
Emelienko comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Emelienko lands with a good body shot.
Nazaryan throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Nazaryan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Emelienko.
Emelienko scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Nazaryan will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Emelienko on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Emelienko moves out of range of the strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Emelienko connects with a good right hand that stumbles Nazaryan. Nazaryan circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Nazaryan moves out of range as Emelienko strikes.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Nazaryan sees it coming and moves out of range.
Nazaryan checks a low kick from Emelienko.
Emelienko cracks Nazaryan with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Emelienko throws a combination. Nazaryan tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Nazaryan looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Nazaryan throws a looping overhand right but Emelienko ducks down to avoid it.
Nazaryan has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Nazaryan there as he acknowledges the shot.
Nazaryan lands with a nice body punch.
Nazaryan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Emelienko is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Nazaryan had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Emelienko lands a really nice looking cross but Nazaryan seems unphased.
As the round comes to an end the crowd are showing their appreciation for a great round of action.
Emelienko keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Nazaryan.
Emelienko looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Nazaryan avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Emelienko lands with an uppercut that bounces Nazaryan off the cage and back into range.
Nazaryan looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Emelienko paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Nazaryan throws a leg kick that misses.
Nazaryan takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Nazaryan throws a right and a left that both miss.
Vladimir Emelienko seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A thudding body kick lands there by Nazaryan!
Nazaryan throws a jab when Emelienko was well out of range.
Emelienko checks a leg kick nicely.
Emelienko cracks Nazaryan with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Nice jab there from Emelienko.
Nazaryan thumps Emelienko with a low kick.
Nazaryan takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Good work by Nazaryan as he checks the leg kick.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Nazaryan might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Nazaryan bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Emelienko's head backwards.
Nazaryan throws a shot from downtown. Emelienko moves away and avoids it.
Emelienko lands with a straight right. Nazaryan didn't see that one coming.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Emelienko tests Nazaryan's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A slapping leg kick lands for Nazaryan.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko checks a low kick from Nazaryan.
Nazaryan scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Emelienko ducks under a wild hook from Nazaryan.
Nazaryan throws out a loose jab but Emelienko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Emelienko dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Nazaryan. That did some damage!
Nazaryan 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.
Emelienko throws out a loose jab but Nazaryan uses good head movement to avoid it.
Emelienko keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Nazaryan.
Emelienko connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Nazaryan lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Emelienko scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Nazaryan doesn't seem bothered though.
Nazaryan walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Emelienko cracks Nazaryan with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Nazaryan is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Nazaryan staying out of range there.
Emelienko finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
The crowd cheers as Emelienko lands an impressive looking overhand right. Nazaryan doesn't seem phased though.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Emelienko darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Nazaryan dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko tries to land a leg kick but Nazaryan saw it coming and moves away.
Emelienko moves out of range of the leg kick from Nazaryan.
Nazaryan takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Emelienko displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Nazaryan throws out the jab.
Nazaryan takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Nazaryan connects with a leg kick. Emelienko looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Emelienko cracks Nazaryan with a good jab.
Emelienko feints a jab promting Nazaryan to slip. Emelienko then demonstrates his capabilities by jabbing again. Nazaryan slips again and ducks right into an uppercut.
Emelienko throws a lazy right hand but Nazaryan sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Nazaryan fires out a quick counter leg kick but Emelienko just manages to avoid it.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Emelienko.
Nazaryan throws a lazy right hand but Emelienko sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Good leg kick by Emelienko there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
A punch combination from Nazaryan misses.
Nazaryan attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Nice defenses there by Emelienko.
Emelienko fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Nazaryan is out of range.
Emelienko throws a series of punches but Nazaryan moves out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Good work by Nazaryan as he checks the leg kick.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Emelienko.
Nazaryan lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Nazaryan moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Emelienko paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Nice body kick there by Nazaryan.
Nazaryan's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Emelienko connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Nazaryan scrambles back to his feet.
Emelienko misses with a leg kick
and Nazaryan counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Nazaryan throws a low kick but Emelienko avoids it.
Nazaryan looks to throw the jab but Emelienko is out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Emelienko! But no joy.
Emelienko slips under a jab from Nazaryan.
Emelienko tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Nazaryan throws a leg kick which misses Emelienko's front leg but catches the back leg as Emelienko tries to avoid it.
Emelienko with a nice cross.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Emelienko slips a jab from Nazaryan.
Emelienko comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Nazaryan pushing out the jab but it's not landing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nazaryan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Emelienko manages to avoid it.
Emelienko connects with an inside leg kick.
Nazaryan connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Nazaryan throws a lazy right hand but Emelienko sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Nazaryan fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Emelienko.
Emelienko tries to land a leg kick but Nazaryan saw it coming and moves away.
Nazaryan swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Emelienko throws a nice outside leg kick.
A big right from Emelienko misses.
Nazaryan with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Nazaryan lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Emelienko 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 Nazaryan has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Nazaryan and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Emelienko has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Nazaryan scores with a nice body kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Emelienko connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Nazaryan's hands.
Emelienko shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Nazaryan misses with a looping right.
Nazaryan misses with a body shot
and Emelienko counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Vladimir Emelienko will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - 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.


Emelienko swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Nazaryan.
Nazaryan connects with a single shot there.
Nazaryan dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Nazaryan lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Emelienko uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Nazaryan has time to react.
Nazaryan misses with a hook to the body
letting Emelienko counter with a right hand.
Nazaryan throws a nice outside leg kick.
Emelienko gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Nazaryan.
Emelienko takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Emelienko throws a body shot but no joy.
Nazaryan tries a low kick but Emelienko avoids it.
Nazaryan takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nazaryan misses with a straight right.
Nazaryan misses with a low kick.
Nazaryan ducks right into an uppercut from Emelienko.
Nazaryan ducks right into an uppercut from Emelienko.
Nice shot lands for Emelienko.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A shot to the liver by Emelienko. Beautiful body shot.
Nazaryan stuns Emelienko with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Emelienko feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Nazaryans jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Emelienko 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.
Nazaryan throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.
An inside leg kick from Emelienko misses.
Emelienko throws a low kick but it's checked well by Nazaryan.
Emelienko scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Emelienko throws a lazy uppercut
enabling Nazaryan to counter with a crisp jab.
A big right from Nazaryan misses.
Emelienko checks a low kick from Nazaryan.
A jab from Emelienko misses.
Emelienko slips under a jab from Nazaryan.
Nazaryan shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Emelienko avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Emelienko only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Nazaryan closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Vrej Nazaryan has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Good exchange - Emelienko coming out on top.
Nazaryan drops his hands momentarily and Emelienko takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Emelienko lands an overhand right.
Emelienko bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Nazaryan throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nazaryan lands a body shot.
Nazaryan waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Emelienko.
Emelienko will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Nazaryan sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Emelienko throws a predictable looking body shot
and Nazaryan connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Nazaryan on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
A jab from Nazaryan misses.
Nazaryan throws a leg kick that is checked
and Emelienko makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Emelienko cracks Nazaryan with an open hand slap.
Emelienko lands a nice hook to Nazaryan's body. Nazaryan takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
A big right from Emelienko misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Emelienko.
Emelienko avoids the head kick by Nazaryan.
Nazaryan ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Emelienko slips under a jab from Nazaryan.
Jab by Nazaryan.
Emelienko avoids the body shot from Nazaryan.
Nazaryan attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Emelienko darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Vladimir Emelienko is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Nazaryan lands a glancing blow to the side of Emelienko's head.

It looks like Vladimir Emelienko has been cut.
Emelienko throws a leg kick
and Nazaryan counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Nazaryan needs to keep his hands up - Emelienko had a free shot at his head there.
Emelienko works Nazaryan's body with a nice hook.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nazaryan scoring well with a low kick there.
Nazaryan swings for the body but Emelienko moves out of range.
Good shot there by Emelienko.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nazaryan misses the jab.
A little jabbing left from Emelienko on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Emelienko fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Nazaryan has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Nazaryan throws a leg kick but Emelienko sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Emelienko works Nazaryan's body with a nice hook.
Nazaryan ducks right into an uppercut from Emelienko.
Emelienko lands with a hook. Nazaryan tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Nazaryan misses with a wild body shot.
A good leg kick by Emelienko.
Emelienko lands the left hand.
Emelienko jabs Nazaryan right on the nose. Nazaryan blinks but takes it well.
Nice shot by Nazaryan.
Emelienko cracks Nazaryan with a right hand to the side of the head.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Nazaryan misses with a hook
and Emelienko connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Nazaryan pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Nazaryan connects with a solid leg kick.
Nazaryan connects with a jab.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Vladimir Emelienko.
Well Emelienko 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 27:30
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 27:30
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Vladimir Emelienko!

A very excited looking Vladimir Emelienko 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.
The defeated Vrej Nazaryan had this to say: 'He was the better man today. I need to look at the tapes and figure out what went wrong but dont you worry I will be back.'.
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Event: GAMMA#677 Menken v DaCoca     
Date:   Dec 02, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Vladimir Emelienko (ranked 96 p4p, 20 weight class) and Winston Churchill (ranked 209 p4p, 29 weight class). On his way into the cage it seems that Vladimir Emelienko has been attacked by a crazed fan! It looks like it might have been the just bleed guy! Luckily Vladimir Emelienko seems to be OK! I thought that lunatic was in prison!?

176 cm
33
168 lbs
21 - 6 - 1
170 cm
33
165 lbs
28 - 23 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Very quick
Excellent grappler
World class MT
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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, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Emelienko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 23 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Winston Churchill!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, James Glass and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Emelienko looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Churchill looks to throw the jab but Emelienko is out of range.
Churchill works the jab nicely.
Emelienko uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Churchill.
Churchill throws a leg kick but Emelienko moved away.
Churchill lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.

It looks like Vladimir Emelienko has been cut.
Winston Churchill seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Churchill slips a straight right by Emelienko.
Churchill has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Emelienko.
Emelienko has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Runts Academy in the buildup to the fight.
Churchill swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Churchill checks a low kick from Emelienko.
Emelienko pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Churchill with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Emelienko to score with a decent uppercut.
Emelienko slips a jab from Churchill.
Emelienko looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Emelienko throws a leg kick that misses.
Emelienko avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
The fight stays on the outside here - Churchill looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Emelienko moves into range and connects with a jab.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Churchill throws a head kick that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Churchill lands with a shot to the body.
Churchill doesn't manage to clinch there - Emelienko circles away.
Emelienko looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Churchill tries to clinch up but Emelienko circles away and keeps his distance.
Emelienko throws a nice outside leg kick.
A cross from Emelienko lands.
Churchill is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Emelienko half committed to a counter leg kick.
Churchill misses with a looping right.
Emelienko lands a jab to Churchill's midsection.

Churchill closes the distance and clinches.
Churchill tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Emelienko's elbow.
Emelienko blocks an uppercut.

Emelienko breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Emelienko avoids the body shot from Churchill.
Churchill misses with a body shot.
Churchill looks to throw the jab but Emelienko is out of range.
Churchill misses with a looping right.
Churchill throws an off balance right hand
and Emelienko counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Churchill's head backwards.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Emelienko drops his hands momentarily and Churchill takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Churchill scoring well with a low kick there.
Churchill fails in his attempt to clinch.
A punch combination from Emelienko misses.
Emelienko moves out of range of the strikes.
A left lands for Emelienko.
Churchill throws a half hearted mid kick.
Emelienko slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Emelienko drops his hands momentarily and Churchill takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Emelienko moves into range and connects with a jab.
Emelienko buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Churchill tries to clinch up.
Some bone on bone action there as Churchill checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Churchill looks to land a left hand but Emelienko moved out of range nicely.
Emelienko went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
A jab from Churchill misses.
Churchill loads up on a big right hand but Emelienko slips the punch.
Emelienko connects with a nice looking jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Churchill blocks a leg kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Emelienko.
Churchill lands with a shot to the body.
Churchill keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Churchill takes one on the button.
The fight stays on the outside here - Churchill looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Emelienko throws an overhand right that lands on Churchill's shoulder, as Churchill tries to avoid the shot.
Emelienko throws out a loose jab but Churchill uses good head movement to avoid it.
Churchill throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.
Churchill misses with an attempted mid kick.
Churchill throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a looping overhand right but Churchill ducks down to avoid it.
Churchill misses with a head kick.
Churchill throws a leg kick but Emelienko checks it.
Emelienko pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Churchill connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Emelienko's hands.
Churchill fails with an attempt to clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Churchill scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Emelienko throws a lazy right hand but Churchill sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Churchill tries to close the distance and clinch up but Emelienko swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Churchill avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A low kick from Emelienko is predictable there
and Churchill counters with a thumping low kick.
Emelienko ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Churchill moves away.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Churchill! But no joy.
Emelienko is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Churchill scores with a nice strike.
Churchill lands a nice looking body shot.
Churchill jabs Emelienko right on the nose. Emelienko blinks but takes it well.
Emelienko throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Churchill cracks the inside of Emelienko's front leg.
Churchill connects with the punch.
Churchill throws the left hand but Emelienko avoids the punch easily.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Emelienko scores with a body shot.
Churchill throws a head kick that misses
and Emelienko counters with a nice uppercut.
Emelienko fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Churchill looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Emelienko keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Winston Churchill will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Vladimir Emelienko's cut.
That's time! Emelienko's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Churchill misses the shot to the body.
Emelienko takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Churchill gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Emelienko.
Emelienko cracks the inside of Churchill's front leg.
Churchill tries to clinch up but Emelienko circles away and keeps his distance.
Churchill misses with a body kick.
Emelienko slips a jab from Churchill.
Emelienko throws a low kick but Churchill moves out of range easily.
Churchill wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Emelienko looks to land a right hand but Churchill moved out of range.
Churchill throws a leg kick but Emelienko checks it.
Churchill feints and then cracks Emelienko's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Emelienko down.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Churchill misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Emelienko lands a nice shot to the body.
Churchill misses with a low kick.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
A head punch on the inside from Churchill fails to land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko misses with a body punch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Churchill.
Emelienko scores with a nice hook to the head.
Emelienko fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
A hook to the body from Churchill.
Emelienko lands a nice shot to the body.
Emelienko gets through Churchill's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Emelienko tries to work over Churchill's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Churchill lands a right hand.

Emelienko breaks the clinch.
Emelienko throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Churchill wants to clinch
and Emelienko counters with a stiff right hand.
Emelienko with a jab.
Churchill scores with a kick to the midsection.
A big left from Emelienko misses.
Churchill throws a looping overhand right but Emelienko ducks down to avoid it.
Churchill slips a straight right by Emelienko.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Emelienko takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Churchill jabbing away but nothing is landing.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Churchill throws a sloppy head kick and Emelienko moves out of range easily.
Churchill throws a looping overhand right but Emelienko ducks down to avoid it.
Decent striking displayed by Churchill there.
Churchill defending well as Emelienko loads up on a big left hand.
Churchill misses with a low kick.
Emelienko takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Churchill clobbers Emelienko with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Churchill tries to clinch but Emelienko moves away
and Emelienko counters with a good low kick that Churchill was not able to check.
Churchill uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Emelienko.
It seemed like Churchill was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Churchill tries to clinch there but Emelienko circles away.
Churchill finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Churchill uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Emelienko.
Emelienko dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Churchill. That did some damage!
Churchill fails in his attempt to clinch.
Churchill's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Churchill lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Emelienko circles away quickly and effectively.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Churchill throws a looping overhand right but Emelienko ducks down to avoid it.
Churchill sizes up Emelienko with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.

Churchill moves into range and clinches up with Emelienko.
Emelienko lands a shoulder strike.
Churchill misses with some punches.
Churchill softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Emelienko blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Emelienko.
Churchill tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Emelienko lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Nice body punch from Churchill - that landed with a thud.

Emelienko escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
A looping hook to the body misses from Emelienko. Churchill does a little dance to reset his feet.
Emelienko throws the left hand but Churchill avoids the punch easily.
Churchill looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.

Churchill has taken the fight to the clinch.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Churchill tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Churchill tries a body shot but Emelienko blocks it.
Churchill works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Churchill lands a nice uppercut.
Churchill tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Churchill misses with a hook to the ribs.
Emelienko misses with a body punch.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Churchill.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Churchill.
Emelienko tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Churchill's elbow.
Emelienko tries to circle away but Churchill has him pinned against the cage.
A short right from Churchill.
Emelienko blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Churchill creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Churchill is leaning against Emelienko and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Churchill lands a shot to the body.
Churchill lands a left hand that snaps the head of Emelienko backwards.
Churchill lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Churchill misses with a hook to the ribs.
Churchill working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Winston Churchill seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Emelienko blocks a body shot from Churchill.
Churchill blocks an uppercut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Churchill.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Winston Churchill showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Vladimir Emelienko's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


A swing and a miss from Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a low kick but Churchill avoids it.
A low kick from Emelienko misses
and Churchill counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Emelienko misses the jab.
Churchill ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Emelienko moves away.
Churchill swings widly with a right hand
and Emelienko counters with an outside leg kick.
Emelienko cracks Churchill with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Emelienko walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Churchill waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Emelienko.
It looked like Emelienko was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Churchill.
Churchill tries to clinch but Emelienko moves out of range.
It looked like Emelienko was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
The fight stays on the outside here - Churchill looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Churchill throws out a loose jab but Emelienko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Emelienko works over Churchill's head and body with a nice combination.
Emelienko moves out of range as Churchill strikes.
Churchill swings widly with a right hand
and Emelienko counters with a nice body shot.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A good leg kick by Emelienko.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Churchill slips a jab from Emelienko.
Emelienko gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Emelienko swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Churchill throws a big counter head kick but Emelienko avoids it with no problem.
Churchill throws a low kick but Emelienko avoids it.
Churchill lands a head kick!
Churchill throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A slow jab from Emelienko misses its intended target.
Churchill takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Churchill slips a jab from Emelienko.

Churchill rushes Emelienko and presses him up against the cage.
Churchill blocks a body shot from Emelienko.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Emelienko.
Churchill misses with a hook to the ribs.
Emelienko lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Emelienko throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Churchills head.
Emelienko prevents a body shot from Churchill.

Emelienko pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Emelienko fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
The crowd cheers as Emelienko lands an impressive looking overhand right. Churchill doesn't seem phased though.
Emelienko connects with a single shot there.
Churchill throws a leg kick but Emelienko moved away.
A quick step to the side and Emelienko tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Churchill, as that shot connected.
Emelienko misses with a low kick as Churchill jumps back.
Emelienko stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Emelienko on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Churchill scores with a crisp jab that stopped Emelienko in his tracks.
Churchill tries to clinch but Emelienko is having none of it.
Churchill fails in his attempt to clinch.
Emelienko fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Churchill looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Emelienko moves out of range of the strikes.
Emelienko takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Emelienko misses the shot to the body.
Emelienko clobbers Churchill with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Emelienko lands the left hand.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko tries to move into range but Churchill moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Emelienko throws a leg kick which misses Churchill's front leg but catches the back leg as Churchill tries to avoid it.

Churchill clinches with his opponent.
Emelienko softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Churchill misses with a body punch.
Emelienko blocks a body shot from Churchill.

Emelienko's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Emelienko takes a swing at Churchill's ribcage but misses.
Churchill throws a sloppy head kick and Emelienko moves out of range easily.
Vladimir Emelienko has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Emelienko misses with an uppercut. Churchill saw that one coming.
Churchill tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Churchill connects with a nice looking jab.
Emelienko drops his hands momentarily and Churchill takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Churchill tries to clinch but Emelienko is having none of it.
Emelienko misses with an uppercut.
Vladimir Emelienko is winning the standup battle so far.
Churchill throws out a powerful jab.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Churchill misses with a looping left.
Winston Churchill is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Churchill misses with a looping right.
Emelienko throws a leg kick that misses.

Churchill takes the fight into the clinch.
Emelienko blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Churchill blocks an uppercut.
Churchill lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Churchill scores with a nice hook to the head.
Churchill misses with a hook from the clinch.
Emelienko misses with a hook from the clinch.
Churchill tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Emelienko's elbow.
Churchill stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.

Emelienko breaks from the clinch.

Churchill pushes Emelienko up against the cage in a clinch.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Emelienko fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Churchill misses with a short punch on the inside.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Winston Churchill.
Well Churchill 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 Richard Clark scores the fight 29:28
Judge James Glass scores the fight 28:30
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Winston Churchill!

Our winner, Winston Churchill, 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: GAMMA#674 Bryant v Mencken     
Date:   Nov 18, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Vladimir Emelienko (ranked 38 p4p, 7 weight class) and Randy Springs (ranked 62 p4p, 12 weight class). Springs has chosen Meltdown as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

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168 lbs
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29
158 lbs
25 - 10 - 0
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Emelienko!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Randy Springs!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Jack Bonds and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Emelienko ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Springs moves away.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Springs swings for the body but Emelienko moves out of range.
Springs lands a nice shot that snaps Emelienko's head back.
Emelienko uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Springs.
Springs has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Emelienko is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Emelienko bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Springs's head backwards.
Emelienko pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
A swing and a miss from Springs.
A solid leg kick lands there for Emelienko.
Springs swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Emelienko.
Emelienko thuds a left hand into Springs's body.
Springs ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Emelienko moves away.
Emelienko 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.
Emelienko walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Emelienko is looking to score with low kicks.
Springs with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Decent striking displayed by Springs there.
Emelienko throws a quick inside leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko misses with a low kick as Springs jumps back.
A clash of legs there as Emelienko blocks the low kick.
Emelienko looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Emelienko uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Springs misses with an uppercut. Emelienko saw that one coming.
Springs ducks under a wild hook from Emelienko.
A leg kick checked by Springs.
Springs jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Springs cracks Emelienko with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Springs buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Emelienko wants to land a leg kick but Springs is out of range.
Springs moves out of range of the strikes.
Emelienko thuds a left hand into Springs's body.
Emelienko darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
An inside leg kick lands from Emelienko.
Springs explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Springs misses with a jab, cross combination.
Springs walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Emelienko checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Emelienko scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Springs is looking to chop away at Emelienko's legs.
Springs misses with a low kick.
Emelienko walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Springs checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Springs throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Springs misses the shot to the body.
A solid leg kick lands there for Springs.
A telegraphed right hand from Emelienko misses the target.
Emelienko moves away from the strike by Springs.
Springs scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Springs takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Emelienko swings for the body but Springs moves out of range.
Emelienko backing away here, and Springs unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Springs needs to keep his hands up - Emelienko had a free shot at his head there.
Springs ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Emelienko misses with a lunging right hand
and Springs counters with a slapping leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Good work by Emelienko as he checks the leg kick.
Springs misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Springs lands a jab to the head.
A looping hook to the body misses from Emelienko. Springs does a little dance to reset his feet.
A countering left hand to the body from Springs misses.
An inside leg kick from Springs misses.
Springs chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Emelienko can pounce on him.
Emelienko falls off balance throwing a combination
and Springs counters with a nice low kick that buckles Emelienko's knee momentarily.
A looping hook to the body misses from Springs. Emelienko does a little dance to reset his feet.
Emelienko takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Emelienko will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Springs connects with a jab.
Springs throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Springs looks to land a body kick but Emelienko moved away.
Springs misses with a looping right.
Nice uppercut there from Emelienko.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Springs looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Springs throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
No joy there for Springs, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Springs moves out of range of the leg kick from Emelienko.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Springs! But no joy.
Jab by Springs.
Springs waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Emelienko.
Emelienko takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Emelienko misses with an uppercut.
Springs misses with an uppercut. Emelienko saw that one coming.
Emelienko scores with a jab to the body.
Springs defending well as Emelienko loads up on a big left hand.
Good work by Springs as he checks the leg kick.
Emelienko is looking to score with low kicks.
Springs is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Emelienko had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Emelienko fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Springs looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Emelienko blocks a jab.
Emelienko tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Emelienko fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Springs.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Randy Springs will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Springs avoids a punch combination nicely.
Emelienko takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Springs scores with a nice head shot.
This entire fight has taken place on the feet so far and you wonder whether Emelienko might be better served trying to take this one to the ground because he's losing the standup battle so far.
Springs defending well as Emelienko loads up on a big left hand.
Springs uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Emelienko.
Emelienko ducks right into an uppercut from Springs.
Springs rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Emelienko counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Emelienko lands a slapping body shot.
Emelienko wants to land a leg kick but Springs is out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Springs tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Emelienko was well out of range. Poor timing from Springs.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Springs in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Emelienko takes one on the button.
Springs lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Springs uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Emelienko.
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
Springs lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Springs, right into the meat.
A punch lands to the side of Emelienko 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Springs lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
A big right from Emelienko misses.
Emelienko works the jab nicely.
Emelienko throws a hook to the side of Springs's head but Springs sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Springs throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A combination from Emelienko does no damage.
Emelienko misses with an uppercut
and Emelienko takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Emelienko fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Springs has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Emelienko walks into a stiff left hand from Springs.
Emelienko scores with a sloppy right hand. Springs should have avoided that one.
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!
Springs lands a nice leg kick that just misses Emelienko's sensitive parts.
An inside leg kick from Emelienko misses.
Emelienko fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Emelienko scores with a jab to the jaw.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko sizes up Springs with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Emelienko's jab looks to have found its range, popping Springs under the eye.
Emelienko scores with a nice right hand.
Emelienko falls off balance throwing a combination
and Springs counters with a right hand to the body.
Emelienko misses the body punch
and Springs counters with a stiff right hand.
Emelienko is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Emelienko wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Emelienko moves out of range as Springs throws a body kick.
Emelienko takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Emelienko bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Emelienko cracks Springs with a good jab.
Emelienko fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Springs walks into a stiff left hand from Emelienko.
Emelienko misses with a hook
and Springs counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Emelienko thinking.
Springs blocks a jab.
Emelienko jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Springs fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Emelienko is out of range.
Springs throws a hook to the side of Emelienko's head but Emelienko sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Springs throws an off balance right hand
and Emelienko counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Springs getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Springs connects with a leg kick. Emelienko looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
A slow jab from Springs misses its intended target.
Emelienko uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Springs.
Randy Springs seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Springs sees it coming and moves out of range.
Springs takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Springs walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Decent striking displayed by Springs there.
Springs scores with a kick to the body.
Springs misses with a low kick.
Emelienko throwing a counter right hand but Springs manages to avoid it.
Emelienko takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Emelienko scores with a jab to the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Emelienko steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Springs.
Emelienko went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Springs misses with an attempted mid kick.
Emelienko connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Springs misses with an uppercut. Emelienko saw that one coming.
Emelienko attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Springs lands a jab to Emelienko's midsection.
Emelienko ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Springs moves away.
Springs throws a lazy body kick
and Springs takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Springs slips a straight right by Emelienko.
Emelienko chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Springs lands with an uppercut that bounces Emelienko off the cage and back into range.
Springs ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Springs pushes Emelienko away with a front kick.
Emelienko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Springs manages to avoid it.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Springs! But no joy.
Emelienko lands a nice hook to Springs's body. Springs takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Springs throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Emelienko sees it coming and avoids it easily.
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 Vladimir Emelienko will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!


A combination from Springs does no damage.
Springs throws a leg kick which misses Emelienko's front leg but catches the back leg as Emelienko tries to avoid it.
Emelienko moves out of range as Springs strikes.
As Springs backs away, Emelienko returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Emelienko throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
A jab from Emelienko misses.
Springs jabs Emelienko to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Springs throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Emelienko counters with a straight right hand.
Springs swings for the body but Emelienko moves out of range.
Emelienko tried to counter with a leg kick but Springs avoided it.
Good leg kick by Springs there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Emelienko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Springs.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Springs moved away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Emelienko tries to work over Springs's front leg with a kick but Springs checks it.
A bone on bone clash there as Springs blocks the leg kick.
Springs throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Springs throws a good cross that connects.
Emelienko looks to land a combination. Springs sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko takes a jab right on the kisser.
Emelienko will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Springs takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
A left and a right from Springs both land. Nice combination.
Emelienko takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Springs lands with a hook. Emelienko tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Springs throws a combination. Emelienko tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Springs has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Springs wants to slow Emelienko down by chopping away at his legs.
Emelienko takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Springs blocks a low kick nicely.
Springs pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Emelienko was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Emelienko throws a body shot but no joy.
Emelienko takes a kick to the side of the head.
Emelienko lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
A decent looking cross lands there for Springs.
The fighters circling - Emelienko throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Springs lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Emelienko misses the jab.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Emelienko thows a leg kick but Springs checks it
and Springs counters with a nice uppercut.
Springs chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Emelienko can pounce on him.
Springs thows a left - swing and a miss!
Springs misses with a wild combination.
Emelienko throws a leg kick that is checked
and Springs counters with an inside leg kick.
Emelienko fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Springs connects with a body shot.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Springs sees it coming and moves out of range.
Springs walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Springs lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Emelienko at a distance.
Emelienko swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Emelienko walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Springs lands a jab to the nose.
Emelienko misses with a hook
and Springs makes the exchange count by landing a cracking kick to the body. Emelienko really felt that one!
Springs looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Emelienko connects with a nice looking jab.
Springs throws a nice inside leg kick.
Emelienko misses with a left hand
and Springs counters with a thumping low kick.
Springs blocks a leg kick.
Springs throws a leg kick that misses.
Springs throws an overhand right that lands on Emelienko's shoulder, as Emelienko tries to avoid the shot.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Springs moved away.
Emelienko scores with a leg kick.
Springs tries a low kick but Emelienko avoids it.
Springs defending well as Emelienko loads up on a big left hand.
Emelienko lands a nice hook to Springs's body. Springs takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Springs moves into range and throws a combination. A nice jab followed by a hook to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Springs takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Emelienko misses with a straight left.
Emelienko throws a low kick but it's checked well by Springs.
Springs looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Emelienko cracks Springs with a right hand to the side of the head.
Springs misses the shot to the body.
Springs ducks under a wild hook from Emelienko.
Springs lands a jab to the head.
Springs misses with a looping left.
Emelienko looks to land a combination but Springs avoids it well.
Emelienko lands the left hand.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Springs lands a nice shot to the body.
Springs lands a nice leg kick that just misses Emelienko's sensitive parts.
A swing and a miss from Springs.
Emelienko misses with a hook.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Randy Springs really dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Springs comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Emelienko. Springs does a little dance to reset his feet.
Springs connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
A solid leg kick lands there for Springs.
Springs scores with a jab to the jaw.
Emelienko lunges at Springs with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Springs's hand.
Springs dodges the punch combination from Emelienko.
Emelienko throws an overhand right that lands on Springs's shoulder, as Springs tries to avoid the shot.
Springs throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Springs throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
An attempted straight right counter from Emelienko misses the target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Springs throws a jab but it's blocked by Emelienko.
Springs throws a jab when Emelienko was well out of range.
An inside leg kick from Springs misses.
Springs moves out of range of the strikes.
Springs catches Emelienko with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Springs throws a leg kick but Emelienko moved away.
Springs moves out of range of the leg kick from Emelienko.
Springs gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Emelienko.
Springs moves out of range of the strikes.
Springs cracks Emelienko with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Springs throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Emelienko sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Emelienko fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Springs.
A big right from Springs misses.
Emelienko misses with a body shot.
Emelienko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Springs manages to avoid it.
Springs fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Emelienko on the side of the head.
Emelienko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Springs.
Springs throws a big shot that misses.
Nice body kick there by Springs.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Springs checks it.
Springs looks like he wants to counter punch here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Springs slips under a jab from Emelienko.
Springs is trying to counter with his kicks.
Springs checks the leg kick.
Nice shot by Emelienko.
Some bone on bone action there as Springs checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Springs swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Emelienko throws a leg kick that is checked
and Springs counters with a leg kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Springs moves out of range of the leg kick from Emelienko.
Springs connects with a body shot that sends Emelienko's belly button to the back.
A jab lands there for Emelienko.
A punch lands to the side of Springs 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Springs fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Emelienko.
Emelienko looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Springs loads up on a big right hand but Emelienko slips the punch.
Springs connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
A looping hook to the body misses from Emelienko. Springs does a little dance to reset his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A punch lands to the side of Emelienko 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Springs bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Springs throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Emelienko sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Emelienko swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Emelienko blocks a jab.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Emelienko.
Emelienko walks into a jab.
Springs tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Emelienko was well out of range. Poor timing from Springs.
Emelienko tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Springs is able to avoid easily.
Springs appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
A nice leg kick lands there from Springs.
Emelienko cracks a nice hook into Springs's ribs.
Emelienko misses with a body shot
and Springs counters with a nice uppercut.
Emelienko lands with an uppercut that bounces Springs off the cage and back into range.
Springs is looking to score with low kicks.
Springs throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
No joy there for Springs, who threw a few shots but didn't land.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Springs lands with a nice body punch.
Emelienko connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Springs uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Emelienko.
Springs feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Emelienkos jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Springs is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Emelienko throws a jab but it's blocked by Springs.
Good standup being displayed there by Emelienko as he connects with a hook.
Springs connects with a leg kick. Emelienko looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Emelienko attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Emelienko with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Emelienko looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Emelienko lands a jab to the head.
Emelienko takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Emelienko ducks under a wild hook from Springs.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Randy Springs will probably get the nod - 10:9.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!


Springs keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Emelienko misses with a leg kick.
Springs misses the shot to the body.
Emelienko scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Springs ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Emelienko moves away.
Springs takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Springs misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Emelienko.
Jab from Emelienko.
A good leg kick by Emelienko.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A leg kick checked by Emelienko.
Emelienko was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Emelienko swings widly with a right hand
and Springs counters with an outside leg kick.
Springs slips under a jab from Emelienko.
Springs checks a leg kick.
Emelienko jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Springs misses with an uppercut. Emelienko saw that one coming.
Springs throws a low kick, looking for Emelienko's leg but Emelienko calmly moves out of range.
Springs looks for the body kick but Emelienko saw that one coming.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Springs checks it.
A slow jab from Emelienko misses its intended target.
Springs misses with a body shot.
Emelienko fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Emelienko lands with a right hand.
Springs looks to land a body kick but Emelienko moved away.
Emelienko has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Springs.
Springs misses with a shot to the body
and Emelienko counters with a nice leg kick.
Emelienko misses with an uppercut
and Emelienko takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A slapping leg kick lands for Emelienko.
Emelienko throws out a loose jab but Springs uses good head movement to avoid it.
Emelienko chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Springs can pounce on him.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Springs looks for the body kick but Emelienko saw that one coming.
Springs throws a hook to the side of Emelienko's head but Emelienko sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Emelienko catches Springs with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Springs throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Springs throws a leg kick
and Emelienko counters with a low kick, right behind Springs 's knee.
Emelienko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Emelienko's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Springs connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Emelienko scrambles back to his feet.
Springs misses with a body shot.
Good work by Emelienko as he checks the leg kick.
Nice cross by Emelienko.
Springs fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Emelienko manages to avoid it.
Emelienko uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Springs.
Springs looks to score with a jab to the body but Emelienko is just out of range.
Springs takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Springs is able to avoid easily.
Springs throws out a counter right but Emelienko avoids it with no problem.
Springs lands a nice shot that snaps Emelienko's head back.
Springs lands a right hook to the body.
Springs connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Emelienko momentarily.
Springs moves out of range of the leg kick from Emelienko.
Springs looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Emelienko throws a shot to the body.
Emelienko scores with a jab.
Vladimir Emelienko has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Emelienko scores with a leg kick.
Emelienko takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Emelienko walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Emelienko lands a nice leg kick that just misses Springs's sensitive parts.
Emelienko throws a right hand that Springs ducks under and follows up with a left that Springs also avoids with ease.
Emelienko slips under a jab from Springs.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Springs wants to slow Emelienko down by chopping away at his legs.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Springs.
Emelienko lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Emelienko rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Springs moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
A looping hook to the body misses from Springs. Emelienko does a little dance to reset his feet.
Emelienko takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Springs bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Emelienko 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 Springs has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Springs and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Emelienko tries a low kick but Springs avoids it.
Springs looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Emelienko looks to land a left hand but Springs moved out of range nicely.
Emelienko takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Emelienko 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.
Emelienko avoids a kick to the body.
Emelienko tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Emelienko scores with a jab to the body.
Springs scores with a jab 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 Vladimir Emelienko.
Well Springs has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 46:50
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 46:50
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Randy Springs!

Randy Springs is the new lightweight champion!
Randy Springs thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: GAMMA#670 Curry v Mencken     
Date:   Oct 28, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Mathew Ridgeway (ranked 31 p4p, 6 weight class) and Vladimir Emelienko (ranked 111 p4p, 17 weight class). Ridgeway comes to the cage accompanied by The Forgotten War. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Mathew Ridgeway!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Emelienko!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Percy O'Donnell and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Emelienko.
Ridgeway takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Emelienko 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 Ridgeway has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Ridgeway and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Emelienko avoids the body shot from Ridgeway.
Ridgeway throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
That kick from Ridgeway tenderised Emelienko's leg. Emelienko is trying to keep his angry face on.
Mathew Ridgeway seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Ridgeway swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Emelienko counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
We've been told by Ridgeway's head coaches at Canadian Elite Bruins Gym that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Ridgeway blocks a jab.
Ridgeway throws a leg kick that misses.
Emelienko jabs at Ridgeway's body.
Emelienko misses with a looping left.
Ridgeway pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Ridgeway changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Ridgeway checks a low kick from Emelienko.
An attempted straight right counter from Ridgeway misses the target.
Ridgeway connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Ridgeway throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Ridgeway throws an overhand right that lands on Emelienko's shoulder, as Emelienko tries to avoid the shot.
It seemed like Emelienko was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Emelienko does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Emelienko throws out a leg kick but Ridgeway moves out of range and Emelienko only half commits.

Emelienko gets tackled into the cage by Ridgeway. Ridgeway maintains the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Ridgeway.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ridgeway lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Ridgeway can't find room to land a body shot as Emelienko controls the action.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Ridgeway.
A head punch on the inside from Ridgeway fails to land.
Ridgeway doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A nice left hand lands by Emelienko.
Emelienko blocking some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Ridgeway.

Emelienko manages to break the clinch.
Nice uppercut there from Ridgeway.
Ridgeway tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Emelienko was well out of range. Poor timing from Ridgeway.
Emelienko appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Emelienko moves away from the strike by Ridgeway.
Emelienko slips a jab from Ridgeway.
Emelienko tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Ridgeway was well out of range. Poor timing from Emelienko.
Ridgeway dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Emelienko. That did some damage!
Ridgeway ducks under a wild hook from Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Ridgeway shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Ridgeway swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Ridgeway backing away here, and Emelienko unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Ridgeway with a nice cross.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Ridgeway fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Emelienko checks it well.
Ridgeway backing away here, and Emelienko unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Ridgeway misses with a low kick.
Ridgeway will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Emelienko just misses with a punch to the body.
Ridgeway misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Emelienko.
Ridgeway dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Emelienko. That did some damage!
Emelienko looks to throw the jab but Ridgeway is out of range.
Emelienko scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Ridgeway pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Ridgeway throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Ridgeway tries to work over Emelienko's front leg with a kick but Emelienko checks it.
Ridgeway wants to slow Emelienko down by chopping away at his legs.
Emelienko tries to land a leg kick but Ridgeway saw it coming and moves away.
That kick from Emelienko tenderised Ridgeway's leg. Ridgeway is trying to keep his angry face on.
Ridgeway is looking to slow Emelienko down with leg kicks.
Ridgeway misses with a leg kick
and Emelienko makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Ridgeway tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Emelienko was well out of range. Poor timing from Ridgeway.
Ridgeway scores with a slapping inside leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ridgeway takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Emelienko keeps the fight on the outside.
It seemed like Emelienko was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Ridgeway works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
A bone on bone clash there as Emelienko blocks the leg kick.
Ridgeway misses with a hook
and Emelienko counters with a good low kick that Ridgeway was not able to check.
Good work by Emelienko as he checks the leg kick.
Emelienko walks into a left hand.
The fighters circle momentarily. Emelienko darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Emelienko scores with a nice head shot.

Ridgeway pushes Emelienko up against the cage in a clinch.
Emelienko misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Ridgeway tries to work over Emelienko's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Ridgeway blocks an uppercut.
Emelienko is trying to push Ridgeway away but Ridgeway has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Emelienko misses with a short punch on the inside.
Ridgeway softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Emelienko wants to break the clinch but can't.
Good body shot from Ridgeway.
Emelienko swings wildly with an uppercut but Ridgeway uses good head movement to avoid it.
Emelienko looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A short uppercut from Ridgeway.

Emelienko manages to break the clinch.
Emelienko throws a body shot but no joy.
Ridgeway throws a chopping leg kick but Emelienko manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Emelienko swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Ridgeway misses with a low kick as Emelienko jumps back.
Ridgeway tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Emelienko is able to avoid easily.
A low kick from Ridgeway misses
enabling Emelienko to counter with a crisp jab.
Ridgeway misses with a looping left.
A little jabbing left from Emelienko on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Nice uppercut there from Ridgeway.
Ridgeway tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Emelienko now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Emelienko checks the leg kick nicely there.
Ridgeway throws a body shot but no joy.
Emelienko throws a jab but it's blocked by Ridgeway.
Ridgeway misses with a leg kick
and Emelienko counters with a lovely straight right hand!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Ridgeway ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Emelienko moves away.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Emelienko.
Ridgeway throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
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 Mathew Ridgeway will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Ridgeway gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Emelienko counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Emelienko finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Ridgeway moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Ridgeway lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Ridgeway.
A jab from Emelienko misses.
Emelienko throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Ridgeway throws a leg kick
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Ridgeway scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Emelienko moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Emelienko fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Ridgeway checks it well.
Ridgeway throws a body shot but no joy.
Ridgeway steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Emelienko.
Ridgeway swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Ridgeway misses with a low kick.
Ridgeway with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
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!
Ridgeway missing with a left hand there. Emelienko was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Emelienko connects with a right hand. Ridgeway shakes it off.
Ridgeway throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Ridgeway shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko looks to land a right hand but Ridgeway moved out of range.
An inside leg kick from Ridgeway misses.
Ridgeway scores with a jab. Emelienko acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Ridgeway throws a right hand that misses
and Emelienko counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Emelienko looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Emelienko just misses with a punch to the body.
Ridgeway throws a shot from downtown. Emelienko moves away and avoids it.
Emelienko scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
A shot to the body from Ridgeway misses
and Emelienko counters with a leg kick.
Ridgeway lunges at Emelienko with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Emelienko's hand.
Emelienko misses with a two punch combination.
Emelienko throws an off balance right hand
and Ridgeway counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Ridgeway slips a straight right by Emelienko.
Ridgeway throws a hook to the side of Emelienko's head but Emelienko sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Ridgeway fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Ridgeway is looking to clinch.
Ridgeway feints and then cracks Emelienko's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Emelienko down.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ridgeway swings for the body but Emelienko moves out of range.
Ridgeway throws a leg kick that misses.
Emelienko looks to land a combination but Ridgeway avoids it well.
Ridgeway appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Ridgeway connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Ridgeway swings and misses with a hook to the body.

Ridgeway gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Emelienko lands a nice shot to the body.
Ridgeway misses with a hook from the clinch.
Ridgeway can't find room to land a body shot as Emelienko controls the action.
Emelienko's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Emelienko tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Ridgeway can't find room to land a body shot as Emelienko controls the action.
Ridgeway lands a left hand that snaps the head of Emelienko backwards.
Ridgeway tries to work over Emelienko's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Emelienko tries to throw a body punch but Ridgeway avoids it by throwing Emelienko back against the cage.
Emelienko tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Ridgeway lands with a short shot to the head.
Ridgeway throws a punch but it's blocked by Emelienko.
Ridgeway softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Ridgeway lands an uppercut.
Ridgeway tries to work over Emelienko's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Ridgeway creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Ridgeway blocks an uppercut.
Ridgeway lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
A frustrated look appears on Emelienko's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Ridgeway lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Emelienko struggles to land a body shot inside as Ridgeway controls his hands.
Ridgeway swings wildly with an uppercut but Emelienko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Emelienko swings wildly with an uppercut but Ridgeway uses good head movement to avoid it.
Ridgeway lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.

Emelienko manages to break the clinch.
Emelienko throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Ridgeway on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Ridgeway lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Ridgeway looks to score with a jab to the body but Emelienko is just out of range.
Good standup being displayed there by Emelienko as he connects with a hook.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Emelienko blocks a head kick by Ridgeway.
A nice leg kick lands there from Emelienko.
Emelienko lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ridgeway turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Emelienko, right into the meat.
Emelienko turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Emelienko missing with a left hand there. Ridgeway was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Emelienko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Ridgeway.
Ridgeway bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Emelienko looks to throw the jab but Ridgeway is out of range.
Ridgeway throws a right hand that misses
enabling Emelienko to counter with a crisp jab.
Vladimir Emelienko seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Ridgeway uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Emelienko.
Emelienko motions for Ridgeway to come forward. Emelienko throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Ridgeway feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Ridgeway throws a quick inside leg kick.
Emelienko throws out a loose jab but Ridgeway uses good head movement to avoid it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Ridgeway displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Emelienko throws out the jab.
As Emelienko backs away, Ridgeway returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Ridgeway moves in looking to clinch but Emelienko pushes him off.
Ridgeway lands a nice leg kick that just misses Emelienko's sensitive parts.
A head kick misses from Ridgeway.
Ridgeway uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Emelienko.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Mathew Ridgeway dominated that second round.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.



Ridgeway fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Emelienko, pushing him back against the cage.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Ridgeway.
Emelienko tries to break free but Ridgeway pushes him back against the cage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Emelienko creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Ridgeway swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Ridgeway misses with the head strike.
Emelienko tries to work over Ridgeway's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Emelienko breaks from the clinch.
Ridgeway looks to score with a jab to the body but Emelienko is just out of range.
Emelienko uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Ridgeway.
Ridgeway cracks a nice hook into Emelienko's ribs.
Ridgeway has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Ridgeway there as he acknowledges the shot.
Ridgeway tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
It seemed like Emelienko was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Emelienko throws a hook but Ridgeway blocks it.
Emelienko avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Emelienko jabs Ridgeway right on the nose. Ridgeway blinks but takes it well.
Emelienko fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Ridgeway has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Ridgeway does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
A little feinted left hand from Ridgeway on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ridgeway takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Emelienko lands the left hand.
Ridgeway getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Emelienko misses with a leg kick.
Ridgeway throws a leg kick but Emelienko sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Ridgeway misses with a low kick.
A telegraphed right hand from Emelienko misses the target.
Ridgeway misses with a lunging right hand
and Emelienko counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Ridgeway avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Ridgeway swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Emelienko misses with a body punch
and Ridgeway counters with a good low kick that Emelienko was not able to check.
Ridgeway digs a good body shot into Emelienko's ribs.
Emelienko swings widly with a right hand
and Ridgeway counters with a stiff right hand.
Emelienko checks a low kick from Ridgeway.
Ridgeway waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Emelienko.
Emelienko has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Ridgeway.
Ridgeway swings for the body but Emelienko moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Emelienko throws a jab when Ridgeway was well out of range.
Ridgeway throws a sloppy head kick and Emelienko moves out of range easily.
Emelienko now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Emelienko avoids the head kick by Ridgeway.
Emelienko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Ridgeway.
Ridgeway swings for the body but Emelienko moves out of range.
Ridgeway blocks a jab.
Ridgeway checks a leg kick nicely.
Ridgeway displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Emelienko throws out the jab.
The fighters circling - Emelienko throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Emelienko lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Ridgeway lands a front kick.
Ridgeway rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Emelienko connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Emelienko fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Ridgeway on the side of the head.
Ridgeway checks a low kick from Emelienko.
Emelienko waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Ridgeway.
Emelienko looks to land a right hand but Ridgeway moved out of range.
Ridgeway looks to land a left hand but Emelienko moved out of range nicely.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko staying out of range there.
Emelienko blocks a jab.
Emelienko throws a body punch but Ridgeway moves out of range.
Ridgeway cracks the inside of Emelienko's front leg.
Emelienko shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Ridgeway ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
A solid leg kick lands there for Emelienko.
Ridgeway buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Ridgeway tries to score with a low kick but Emelienko moves his leg out of the way.
Emelienko throws a head kick but Ridgeway moves out of range.
Emelienko cracks Ridgeway with a right hand to the side of the head.
Ridgeway tries to score with a low kick but Emelienko moves his leg out of the way.
Emelienko checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Emelienko appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
A decent looking cross lands there for Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Ridgeway tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Emelienko looks like he wants to counter punch here.

Ridgeway moves into range and clinches up with Emelienko.
Mathew Ridgeway has scored more points in the clinch so far.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Ridgeway keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Emelienko's efforts to push away.
Emelienko is working Ridgeway over against the cage.

Emelienko escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Emelienko paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Emelienko tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Ridgeway was well out of range. Poor timing from Emelienko.
Some bone on bone action there as Ridgeway checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Emelienko swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Emelienko missing with a left hand there. Ridgeway was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Emelienko swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Ridgeway fires out a quick counter leg kick but Emelienko just manages to avoid it.
Ridgeway darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Emelienko tests Ridgeway's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Ridgeway fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Emelienko.

Ridgeway moves into the clinch.

Emelienko breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Some bone on bone action there as Ridgeway checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Emelienko listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Ridgeway looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Ridgeway defending well as Emelienko loads up on a big left hand.
The fight stays on the outside here - Ridgeway looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Ridgeway throws a lazy right hand but Emelienko sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Ridgeway scores with a punch to the head.
Ridgeway stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
A slapping leg kick lands for Ridgeway.
Ridgeway lands with a thumping leg kick.
Ridgeway motions for Emelienko to come forward. Ridgeway throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Emelienko stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Ridgeway.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ridgeway throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Emelienko sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Ridgeway tries to land a leg kick but Emelienko saw it coming and moves away.
Emelienko throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Ridgeway sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Ridgeway is looking to clinch.
Emelienko throws a looping overhand right but Ridgeway ducks down to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Emelienko has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Ridgeway tries to close the distance and clinch but Emelienko swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Emelienko ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Ridgeway checks a leg kick nicely.
Emelienko avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Ridgeway tries to clinch up.
A little jabbing left from Emelienko on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Emelienko wants to land a leg kick but Ridgeway is out of range.
Emelienko attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Emelienko swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
A low kick from Ridgeway misses
enabling Emelienko to counter with a crisp jab.
Ridgeway swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Emelienko scores with a jab to the head.
Ridgeway throws a leg kick but Emelienko sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Emelienko ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Ridgeway moves away.
Ridgeway uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Emelienko.
The fight stays on the outside here - Ridgeway looks like he's thinking about clinching though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ridgeway connects with a single shot there.
Ridgeway tries to close the distance and clinch up but Emelienko swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Emelienko misses with a body shot.
Ridgeway looks to throw the jab but Emelienko is out of range.
Emelienko looks to land a left hand but Ridgeway moved out of range nicely.
A solid leg kick lands there for Ridgeway.
Ridgeway ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Emelienko moves away.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
A solid leg kick lands there for Emelienko.
Ridgeway misses with a body shot.
Emelienko misses with a double jab.
Ridgeway was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Ridgeway ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Emelienko ducks under a wild hook from Ridgeway.
Ridgeway takes a swing at Emelienko's ribcage but misses.
Ridgeway throws an off balance right hand
and Emelienko counters with a straight right hand.
Ridgeway tries to work over Emelienko's front leg with a kick but Emelienko checks it.
Emelienko scores with a leg kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Ridgeway feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Emelienko works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Emelienko checks a leg kick.
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
Emelienko looks to score with a jab to the body but Ridgeway is just out of range.
A combination from Emelienko does no damage.
Emelienko feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Ridgeway's calf.
Emelienko misses with a series of wild punches.
Ridgeway tries to clinch up.
Emelienko looks like he wants to counter punch here.
A telegraphed right hand from Ridgeway misses the target.
Emelienko throws a body shot but no joy.
Ridgeway lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Ridgeway lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Emelienko throws a hook to the side of Ridgeway's head but Ridgeway sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Emelienko checks a low kick from Ridgeway.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Emelienko connects with a body shot that sends Ridgeway's belly button to the back.
Ridgeway checks a low kick from Emelienko.
A slapping leg kick lands for Ridgeway.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A looping hook to the body misses from Emelienko. Ridgeway does a little dance to reset his feet.
Emelienko doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Ridgeway scores with a hook to the body. Emelienko takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Ridgeway tries to clinch but Emelienko moves out of range.
Ridgeway swings for the body but Emelienko moves out of range.
Emelienko scores with a hook.
Emelienko takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Ridgeway attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Ridgeway dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Emelienko. That did some damage!
Emelienko misses with a straight left.
Emelienko misses with a looping right.
Emelienko blocks a head kick by Ridgeway.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A big right from Emelienko misses.
Ridgeway throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A swing and a miss from Emelienko.
Ridgeway uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Emelienko.
A telegraphed right hand from Emelienko misses the target.
Ridgeway scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Ridgeway throws a body shot but no joy.
Emelienko cracks Ridgeway with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Ridgeway ducks under a wild hook from Emelienko.
Ridgeway throws out a powerful jab.
Emelienko throws a hook but Ridgeway avoids it easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Emelienko throws a right and a left that both miss.
A leg kick checked by Emelienko.
Ridgeway scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Emelienko lands with a right hand.
A leg kick checked by Ridgeway.
Ridgeway connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ridgeway tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Emelienko paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Ridgeway throws a hook but Emelienko blocks it.
Emelienko takes one on the button.
A bone on bone clash there as Ridgeway blocks the leg kick.
Ridgeway bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Emelienko 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.
Ridgeway throws a solid leg kick but Emelienko takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Ridgeway.
Emelienko takes a swing at Ridgeway's ribcage but misses.
Some bone on bone action there as Emelienko checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Ridgeway takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Emelienko lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Emelienko pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Emelienko misses the jab.
Ridgeway cracks Emelienko with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Ridgeway jabs Emelienko to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Ridgeway works Emelienko's body with a nice hook.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Emelienko has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Ridgeway.
Emelienko lands a nice leg kick that just misses Ridgeway's sensitive parts.
Ridgeway uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Emelienko has time to react.
Emelienko throws a solid leg kick but Ridgeway takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Emelienko.
Some bone on bone action there as Emelienko checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Emelienko flicks out a counter leg kick but Ridgeway steps away.
Some bone on bone action there as Emelienko checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
A jab from Ridgeway misses.
Emelienko swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Ridgeway throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Emelienko throws an overhand right that lands on Ridgeway's shoulder, as Ridgeway tries to avoid the shot.
Emelienko misses with a straight right.
Emelienko lands with a cross.
Emelienko throws the left hand but Ridgeway avoids the punch easily.
Ridgeway misses the body punch
and Emelienko counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Emelienko throws a leg kick which misses Ridgeway's front leg but catches the back leg as Ridgeway tries to avoid it.
Emelienko on the wrong end of a nice low kick. He's acting like it's no big deal but he doesn't want to take many more of those.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Emelienko jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Ridgeway fires out a quick counter leg kick but Emelienko just manages to avoid it.
Emelienko throws a leg kick which misses Ridgeway's front leg but catches the back leg as Ridgeway tries to avoid it.
Ridgeway throws a leg kick that misses.
Ridgeway misses with a looping right.
Emelienko scores with a jab to the jaw.
Emelienko scores with a nice strike.
Vladimir Emelienko has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Ridgeway lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Emelienko takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Ridgeway misses with a low kick.
Ridgeway throws out a loose jab but Emelienko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Ridgeway attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Jab, jab by Ridgeway - just one landing.
Emelienko does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Emelienko moves out of range as Ridgeway strikes.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ridgeway throws a looping overhand right but Emelienko ducks down to avoid it.
Nice straight punches there by Emelienko. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Emelienko.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Ridgeway connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Mathew Ridgeway is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Emelienko lands with a cross.
Ridgeway misses with a leg kick
and Emelienko counters with a stiff right hand.
Emelienko misses with a straight right.
Emelienko misses the shot to the body.
Emelienko checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Emelienko lands with a good body shot.
Nice defenses there by Ridgeway.
Ridgeway swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Nice defenses there by Ridgeway.
Ridgeway ducks under a wild hook from Emelienko.
Ridgeway throws out a powerful jab.
Emelienko throws a lazy right hand but Ridgeway sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Ridgeway looks to throw the jab but Emelienko is out of range.
Emelienko throws out a counter right but Ridgeway avoids it with no problem.
Ridgeway tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Emelienko paws at him with a jab and circles away.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Vladimir Emelienko.
I think Ridgeway has won this one but let's see what the judges have to say. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

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

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Vladimir Emelienko!

Vladimir Emelienko is the new lightweight champion!
Vladimir Emelienko tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.
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G S C G energy
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
78%

 

Event: GAMMA#664 Defoe v Verama 2     
Date:   Sep 23, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Vrej Nazaryan (ranked 129 p4p, 18 weight class) and Vladimir Emelienko (ranked 207 p4p, 29 weight class). Nazaryan comes to the cage accompanied by DVBBS & Borgeous - Tsunami. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

167 cm
32
166 lbs
27 - 9 - 1
176 cm
32
168 lbs
19 - 5 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter
IniTech Nutrition

Bullet Proof System
House of Valor



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 27 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vrej Nazaryan!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Emelienko!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Don Winkell and Frank Antenori.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nazaryan lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Nazaryan has been working on his boxing with his coaches at LOD: Contenders (Max ID290) in the buildup to the fight.
A jab from Emelienko misses.
Emelienko fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Nazaryan takes a swing at Emelienko's ribcage but misses.
Emelienko scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Emelienko 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.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Nazaryan sees it coming and checks it nicely.
A big right from Emelienko misses.
A slapping body kick lands there for Nazaryan.
Nazaryan checks a leg kick.
Nazaryan pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Nazaryan misses with an uppercut.
Nazaryan throws a chopping leg kick but Emelienko manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Emelienko tries to move into range but Nazaryan moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.

It looks like Vladimir Emelienko has been cut.
A looping hook to the body misses from Nazaryan. Emelienko does a little dance to reset his feet.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nazaryan lands with a straight right. Emelienko didn't see that one coming.
Emelienko blocks a leg kick.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Emelienko avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Emelienko chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Nazaryan swings widly with a right hand
and Emelienko counters with a nice body shot.
Nazaryan tries to close the distance and clinch but Emelienko swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko misses with a looping left.
A head kick misses from Nazaryan.
Nazaryan shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Nazaryan throws a push kick but Emelienko slaps the foot to one side.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Nazaryan sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Nazaryan is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Nazaryan checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Emelienko looks to throw the jab but Nazaryan is out of range.
Nazaryan displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Emelienko loads up on a big right hand but Nazaryan slips the punch.
Emelienko misses with a straight right.
A jab from Emelienko finds it's way through Nazaryan's defenses.
Emelienko throws a shot to the body.
Nazaryan blocks a jab.
Nazaryan is looking to counter punch.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Nazaryan throws a right hand that Emelienko ducks under and follows up with a left that Emelienko also avoids with ease.
A big left from Emelienko misses.
Nazaryan is looking to counter punch.
Nazaryan on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Nazaryan lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Emelienko backs up against the cage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Emelienko slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Good standup being displayed there by Emelienko as he connects with a hook.
Nazaryan throws a body kick that misses.
The crowd cheers as Emelienko lands an impressive looking overhand right. Nazaryan doesn't seem phased though.
Nazaryan waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Emelienko.
Nazaryan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Emelienko.
Nazaryan lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Emelienko feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Nazaryan's calf.
Nazaryan looks to land a right hand but Emelienko moved out of range.
Emelienko throws a nice inside leg kick.
Emelienko lands a lovely overhand right.
Nazaryan tries to work over Emelienko's front leg with a kick but Emelienko checks it.
Emelienko looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Nazaryan throws a hook to the side of Emelienko's head but Emelienko sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Nazaryan moves away from the strike by Emelienko.
Emelienko feints and then cracks Nazaryan's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Nazaryan down.
Nazaryan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Emelienko with a hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nazaryan misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Emelienko.
Emelienko thumps Nazaryan with a low kick.
Emelienko misses with a right hand
and Nazaryan counters with a body kick that stops Emelienko in his tracks momentarily.
Nazaryan swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Emelienko tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Nazaryan is able to avoid easily.
Nazaryan with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Emelienko throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Emelienko scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Emelienko tries to land a leg kick but Nazaryan saw it coming and moves away.
Nazaryan tests Emelienko's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Nice shot lands for Nazaryan.
Nice straight punches there by Emelienko. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Emelienko.
Nazaryan takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nazaryan ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Emelienko moves away.
Nazaryan blocks a leg kick.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Nazaryan moved away.
Emelienko moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nazaryan connects with a solid leg kick.
Emelienko ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Emelienko is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Nazaryan had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Nazaryan ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Nazaryan tests Emelienko's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Emelienko uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Nazaryan.
Emelienko lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Emelienko throws an off balance right hand
and Nazaryan counters with a nice kick to the body.
Nazaryan throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.
A leg kick checked by Nazaryan.
Emelienko looks to land a left hand but Nazaryan moved out of range nicely.
Emelienko lands a head shot.
Emelienko misses with a straight left.
Nazaryan takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Emelienko moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Emelienko connects with a leg kick. Nazaryan looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Nazaryan lands a really nice looking cross but Emelienko seems unphased.
Nazaryan takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Vladimir Emelienko will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Vladimir Emelienko's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Nazaryan checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Emelienko cracks Nazaryan with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Nazaryan throws a lazy right hand but Emelienko sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Vladimir Emelienko seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A low kick from Nazaryan misses
and Emelienko counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Emelienko checks a leg kick.
Nazaryan 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.
Nazaryan stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Nazaryan is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Nazaryan throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.
Emelienko only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Emelienko has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Emelienko slips under a jab from Nazaryan.
Emelienko scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Nazaryan throws a jab when Emelienko was well out of range.
A looping hook to the body misses from Nazaryan. Emelienko does a little dance to reset his feet.
A jab from Nazaryan misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nazaryan uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Emelienko.
A quick step to the side and Nazaryan tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Nazaryan throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.
Emelienko scores with a jab to the jaw.
Nazaryan is looking to land body kicks.
Nazaryan displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Emelienko throws out the jab.
Nazaryan is looking to counter punch.
Nazaryan tries to clinch up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nazaryan throws an overhand right that lands on Emelienko's shoulder, as Emelienko tries to avoid the shot.
Emelienko buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
A clash of legs there as Nazaryan blocks the low kick.
Emelienko attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Nazaryan lands a right hook to the body.
Emelienko ducks under a wild hook from Nazaryan.
Nazaryan misses with a hook.
Nazaryan misses with an uppercut. Emelienko saw that one coming.
Emelienko appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Nazaryan throws a jab when Emelienko was well out of range.
Emelienko fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
A swing and a miss from Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a lazy uppercut
and Nazaryan counters with a thumping low kick.
Emelienko uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Nazaryan.
Emelienko thows a left - swing and a miss!
Nice body punch from Emelienko.
Emelienko tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
A big right from Nazaryan misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko tried to score with a low kick but Nazaryan checks it.
Nazaryan tests Emelienko's chin there with a solid looking shot.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Emelienko scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Emelienko staying out of range there.
A big left from Nazaryan misses.
Emelienko was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Nazaryan misses with a low kick.
Emelienko moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Nazaryan takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Nazaryan looks to land a combination but Emelienko avoids it well.
Nazaryan drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Nazaryan has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Emelienko.
Emelienko dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Emelienko takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Nice shot lands for Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Nazaryan sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Nazaryan uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Emelienko.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nazaryan dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Nazaryan takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Nazaryan misses with a hook from the clinch.
Emelienko scores with a hook to the body.
Emelienko lands with a light punch inside.
Emelienko blocks a body shot from Nazaryan.
Nazaryan blocks a body shot from Emelienko.
Nazaryan looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Emelienko doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Emelienko throws a punch but it's blocked by Nazaryan.
Emelienko lands a nice shot to the body.
Nazaryan tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Emelienko's elbow.
Emelienko misses with some punches.
Still in the clinch, Emelienko scores with a nice short uppercut.
Nazaryan blocks a body shot from Emelienko.
Nazaryan gets through Emelienko's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Emelienko can't break the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Emelienko misses with some punches.

Emelienko pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Nazaryan misses with a wild combination.
Nazaryan misses the shot to the body.
Emelienko just misses with a punch to the body.
Emelienko swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Nazaryan misses with a body shot.
Decent striking displayed by Emelienko there.
Some bone on bone action there as Nazaryan checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Nazaryan ducks under a wild hook from Emelienko.
A slapping leg kick lands for Emelienko.
Emelienko connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
A swing and a miss from Nazaryan.
Emelienko misses the body punch
enabling Nazaryan to counter with a crisp jab.
Emelienko steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Nazaryan.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Vladimir Emelienko will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Vladimir Emelienko's cut.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business. This is the final round!


Nazaryan loads up on a big right hand but Emelienko slips the punch.
Nazaryan takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Emelienko jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Nazaryan tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Emelienko was well out of range. Poor timing from Nazaryan.
Nazaryan with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Emelienko to score with a decent uppercut.
Nazaryan uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Emelienko.
Nazaryan throws a quick inside leg kick.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Nazaryan, as that shot connected.
Nazaryan ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Nazaryan sees it coming and moves out of range.
The crowd cheers as Emelienko lands an impressive looking overhand right. Nazaryan doesn't seem phased though.
Emelienko fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Nazaryan checks it well.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nazaryan goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Nazaryan keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Emelienko with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Emelienko tries to work over Nazaryan's front leg with a kick but Nazaryan checks it.
Emelienko throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Nazaryan counters with a stiff right hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nazaryan throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Emelienko stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Nice body punch from Emelienko.
Nazaryan swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Emelienko thuds his right hand into Nazaryan's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Nazaryan lands a leg kick that knocks Emelienko off balance momentarily.
Emelienko throws a shot to the body.
A jab from Emelienko does it's job there.
Nazaryan swings for the body but Emelienko moves out of range.
Emelienko is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Nazaryan with a body shot.
Emelienko throws a series of punches but Nazaryan avoids them all with ease.
Nice body punch from Emelienko.
Nazaryan takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Emelienko ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Emelienko throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Nazaryan 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!
Nazaryan keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a leg kick
and Nazaryan counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Emelienko walks into a stiff left hand from Nazaryan.
Nazaryan misses with a looping right.
Vrej Nazaryan has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko looks to land a left hand but Nazaryan moved out of range nicely.
Emelienko looks to score with a jab to the body but Nazaryan is just out of range.
Nazaryan throws a hook but Emelienko blocks it.
Nazaryan lands a jab to the nose.
Nazaryan lands a jab.
Nazaryan connects with a body shot.
Emelienko lands a nice hook to Nazaryan's body. Nazaryan takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Emelienko misses the jab.
Emelienko waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Nazaryan.
Nazaryan throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Emelienko connects with a good right hand that stumbles Nazaryan. Nazaryan circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Nazaryan tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Emelienko is able to avoid easily.
Emelienko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Emelienko tries to work over Nazaryan's front leg with a kick but Nazaryan checks it.
Emelienko throws an overhand right that lands on Nazaryan's shoulder, as Nazaryan tries to avoid the shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nazaryan blocks a leg kick.
Emelienko uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Nazaryan.
Emelienko ducks under a wild hook from Nazaryan.
Nazaryan misses with a left hand
and Emelienko counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Emelienko uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Nazaryan.
Donk. Emelienko catches Nazaryan right on the button with a cross.
The fighters circling - Nazaryan throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Nazaryan shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Vladimir Emelienko is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Emelienko avoids a punch combination nicely.
A big right from Emelienko misses.
Emelienko misses with an uppercut. Nazaryan saw that one coming.
Emelienko finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Emelienko wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Emelienko lands with an overhand left.
Nazaryan's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Emelienko connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Nazaryan scrambles back to his feet.
Emelienko keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Nazaryan fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Emelienko manages to avoid it.
Nazaryan takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Emelienko lands a right hook to the body.
Nazaryan misses with an uppercut.
Emelienko is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Emelienko misses with a straight left.
Emelienko scores with a hook to the body. Nazaryan takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Emelienko throws a good cross that connects.
Nazaryan on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Nazaryan throws a looping overhand right but Emelienko ducks down to avoid it.
Emelienko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Nazaryan throws a sloppy head kick and Emelienko moves out of range easily.
Emelienko swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Emelienko slips under a jab from Nazaryan.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Nazaryan takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Emelienko throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Nazaryan stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Emelienko throws a low kick, looking for Nazaryan's leg but Nazaryan calmly moves out of range.
Nazaryan swings and misses with a hook to the body.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Vladimir Emelienko!

Vladimir Emelienko tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.
In defeat, Vrej Nazaryan stepped up to the mic, saying 'He was the better man today. I need to look at the tapes and figure out what went wrong but dont you worry I will be back.'.
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pop
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Event: GAMMA#659 Defoe v Grigol     
Date:   Sep 02, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Vladimir Emelienko (ranked 82 p4p, 14 weight class) and Mathew Ridgeway (ranked 160 p4p, 27 weight class). Ridgeway has chosen The Forgotten War as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

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164 lbs
27 - 11 - 1
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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, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Emelienko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Mathew Ridgeway!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Frank Antenori and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Emelienko jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Ridgeway stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Emelienko.
Ridgeway checks a leg kick nicely.
Ridgeway avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Ridgeway motions for Emelienko to come forward. Ridgeway throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Emelienko fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Ridgeway has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Emelienko tries to work over Ridgeway's front leg with a kick but Ridgeway checks it.
Ridgeway tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Emelienko fires out a quick counter leg kick but Ridgeway just manages to avoid it.
Emelienko misses with a looping right.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Ridgeway.
Emelienko lands a jab to Ridgeway's midsection.
A telegraphed right hand from Emelienko misses the target.
Ridgeway just misses with a punch to the body.
Ridgeway throws a low kick but Emelienko avoids it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Emelienko throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Emelienko throws a looping overhand right but Ridgeway ducks down to avoid it.
Emelienko looks to throw the jab but Ridgeway is out of range.
Emelienko uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Ridgeway.
Ridgeway lunges at Emelienko with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Emelienko's hand.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Ridgeway tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Emelienko is looking to counter punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko tries to land a leg kick but Ridgeway saw it coming and moves away.
Emelienko lands with an uppercut that bounces Ridgeway off the cage and back into range.
A clash of legs there as Ridgeway blocks the low kick.
Emelienko feints and then cracks Ridgeway's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Ridgeway down.
Ridgeway avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Emelienko connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Emelienko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Ridgeway fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Ridgeway keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Ridgeway throws a big counter head kick but Emelienko avoids it with no problem.
Ridgeway tries to clinch up.
Ridgeway scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Emelienko chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Ridgeway can pounce on him.
Ridgeway throws a big shot that misses.
A punch lands to the side of Ridgeway 's head but he takes it in his stride.
A leg kick checked by Emelienko.
Ridgeway throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Ridgeway swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Ridgeway drives through and clinches with Emelienko against the cage.
Ridgeway swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Ridgeway misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko can't find room to land a body shot as Ridgeway controls the action.
Emelienko is working Ridgeway over against the cage.
Ridgeway scores with a hook to the body.
Ridgeway misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Emelienko tries to work over Ridgeway's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Ridgeway digs a right hand underneath Emelienko's ribcage. Emelienko let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Ridgeway blocking some punches.
Ridgeway misses with a hook from the clinch.
Emelienko lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Ridgeway backwards.
Emelienko can't find room to land a body shot as Ridgeway controls the action.
Ridgeway lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Emelienko prevents a body shot from Ridgeway.
Emelienko tries to throw a body punch but Ridgeway avoids it by throwing Emelienko back against the cage.
A short right from Ridgeway on the inside.
Emelienko misses with a body punch.
Ridgeway tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Emelienko's elbow.
Ridgeway misses with a punch to the body.
Emelienko misses with a punch to the body.
Emelienko prevents a body shot from Ridgeway.
Emelienko prevents a body shot from Ridgeway.
Emelienko looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Emelienko misses with a punch to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko struggles to land a body shot inside as Ridgeway controls his hands.
Ridgeway lands a shoulder strike.
Emelienko blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Emelienko softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Emelienko wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Ridgeway has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Emelienko seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Ridgeway can turn it around.
Emelienko goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Ridgeway lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Emelienko backwards.
Emelienko goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Ridgeway lands a right hand that snaps the head of Emelienko backwards.
Ridgeway is working Emelienko over against the cage.
Ridgeway tries a body shot but Emelienko blocks it.
Ridgeway lands a shoulder strike.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Emelienko.
Emelienko works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Ridgeway throws a punch but it's blocked by Emelienko.
A short uppercut from Ridgeway.
Emelienko tries to work over Ridgeway's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Ridgeway.
Ridgeway has Emelienko pushed 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!
Emelienko is trying to break the clinch but Ridgeway has him pressed against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Ridgeway lands a body shot in the clinch.
I was talking to Emelienko's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Ridgeway misses with a short punch on the inside.
Ridgeway can't find room to land a body shot as Emelienko controls the action.
Ridgeway misses with a short punch on the inside.
Emelienko blocks a body shot from Ridgeway.
Ridgeway lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.

Emelienko breaks the clinch.
Ridgeway fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Emelienko manages to avoid it.
Emelienko will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Emelienko jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Ridgeway only half commits to the counter leg kick.
A jab from Emelienko misses.
Emelienko throws a low kick, looking for Ridgeway's leg but Ridgeway calmly moves out of range.
Emelienko looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Ridgeway throws a nice inside leg kick.
Ridgeway throws a leg kick that misses.
Ridgeway with a hook.
Emelienko throws an overhand right that lands on Ridgeway's shoulder, as Ridgeway tries to avoid the shot.
Ridgeway misses with a low kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Ridgeway. Emelienko does a little dance to reset his feet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Emelienko throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Ridgeway counters with a stiff right hand.
Emelienko dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Ridgeway. That did some damage!
Emelienko on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Ridgeway stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Emelienko.
Ridgeway on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Emelienko. Emelienko obviously looking to wear him down.
Emelienko looks to land a right hand but Ridgeway moved out of range.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Ridgeway checks a leg kick.
Ridgeway lands a nice shot to the body.
Ridgeway tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Emelienko is able to avoid easily.
Ridgeway takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Emelienko takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
A solid body kick from Ridgeway.
Emelienko throws a body shot but no joy.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Ridgeway cracks the inside of Emelienko's front leg.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Emelienko throws a lazy right hand but Ridgeway sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Ridgeway misses with a head kick.
Emelienko blocks a leg kick.
Emelienko misses with a leg kick.
Emelienko throws out a leg kick but Ridgeway moves out of range and Emelienko only half commits.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko misses with a straight left.
Ridgeway looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Ridgeway fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Emelienko is out of range.
Ridgeway fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Emelienko.
Ridgeway throws a big shot that misses.
Ridgeway ducks under a wild hook from Emelienko.
Mathew Ridgeway seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Ridgeway misses with an uppercut
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Ridgeway misses with an uppercut.
Ridgeway tries a head kick but it misses.
Emelienko was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Emelienko misses with an uppercut.
Ridgeway flicks out a counter leg kick but Emelienko steps away.
Emelienko pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Emelienko takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Ridgeway lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Ridgeway takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Ridgeway misses with an uppercut. Emelienko saw that one coming.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
Ridgeway wants to slow Emelienko down by chopping away at his legs.
A slapping leg kick lands for Ridgeway.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Nice cross by Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Ridgeway sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Ridgeway appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Emelienko uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Ridgeway.
Ridgeway tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Emelienko avoids the head kick by Ridgeway.
Ridgeway wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Ridgeway checks a leg kick.
Ridgeway throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Ridgeway misses with a body shot.
Emelienko scores with a nice strike.
Emelienko uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Ridgeway.
Ridgeway throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Emelienko on the side of the head.
Good exchange - Emelienko coming out on top.
Ridgeway is looking to score with low kicks.
Emelienko misses with a body shot.
Ridgeway feints a counter leg kick.
Emelienko swinging wildly here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko works the jab nicely.
Emelienko swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Ridgeway. Emelienko does a little dance to reset his feet.
Ridgeway misses with a head kick.
As Ridgeway backs away, Emelienko returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Emelienko misses with an uppercut.
A jab from Ridgeway misses.
Emelienko scores with a crisp jab that stopped Ridgeway in his tracks.
Emelienko swings for the body but Ridgeway moves out of range.
Emelienko motions for Ridgeway to come forward. Emelienko throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Ridgeway 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.
Ridgeway is looking to clinch.
Emelienko fires out a quick counter leg kick but Ridgeway just manages to avoid it.
Ridgeway throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.

Ridgeway drives through and clinches with Emelienko against the cage.
Ridgeway lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Emelienko wants to break free but Ridgeway has control.
Ridgeway is leaning against Emelienko and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Emelienko wants to break the clinch but can't.
Ridgeway misses with some punches.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko misses with a body punch.
Ridgeway misses with a hook to the ribs.
Ridgeway's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
A short uppercut from Ridgeway.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Emelienko lands with a right to the head.
Ridgeway lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Ridgeway misses with a body punch.
Mathew Ridgeway seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.

Emelienko pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Emelienko moves out of range of the leg kick from Ridgeway.
Emelienko looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Emelienko misses with a looping left.
A swing and a miss from Ridgeway.
Ridgeway walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Emelienko checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Emelienko takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Ridgeway pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Ridgeway is looking to chop away at Emelienko's legs.
Ridgeway moves out of range of the strikes.
A slow jab from Emelienko misses its intended target.
Emelienko lands a glancing blow to the side of Ridgeway's head.
Ridgeway tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Emelienko was well out of range. Poor timing from Ridgeway.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Ridgeway scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Emelienko cracks a nice hook into Ridgeway's ribs.
Ridgeway changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Emelienko fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Good leg kick by Ridgeway there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Emelienko jabs at Ridgeway's body.
An inside leg kick from Emelienko misses.
A nice inside leg kick there by Ridgeway. That's going to slow Emelienko down.
Ridgeway tries to score with a low kick but Emelienko moves his leg out of the way.
Emelienko with a jab.
Ridgeway throws an off balance right hand
and Emelienko counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Emelienko checks a leg kick.
Nice body punch from Emelienko.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Emelienko misses with an uppercut. Ridgeway saw that one coming.
Ridgeway throws a leg kick which misses Emelienko's front leg but catches the back leg as Emelienko tries to avoid it.
Ridgeway bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Ridgeway bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Emelienko sets himself, and Ridgeway steps forward looking for the clinch! Emelienko avoids it this time.
Ridgeway throws out a loose jab but Emelienko uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko misses with a low kick as Ridgeway jumps back.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Ridgeway, right into the meat.
Ridgeway lands with a kick to the temple. Emelienko shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
A jab from Ridgeway misses.
Emelienko fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
A slow jab from Ridgeway misses its intended target.
Emelienko scores with a crisp jab that stopped Ridgeway in his tracks.
Emelienko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Ridgeway.
Emelienko closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Nice defenses there by Emelienko.
Ridgeway throws a hook but Emelienko avoids it easily.
Emelienko swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Ridgeway comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Ridgeway throws a jab but it's blocked by Emelienko.
Ridgeway feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Emelienko's calf.
Ridgeway pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Emelienko connects with a body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Emelienko throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Emelienko checks a low kick from Ridgeway.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Emelienko lands a leg kick that knocks Ridgeway off balance momentarily.
Ridgeway pivots, looking for a leg kick but Emelienko is out of range and Ridgeway settles back down.
Emelienko checks a low kick from Ridgeway.
The fighters circling - Ridgeway throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Ridgeway throws an overhand right that lands on Emelienko's shoulder, as Emelienko tries to avoid the shot.
Ridgeway just misses with a punch to the body.
Ridgeway throws a hook but Emelienko avoids it easily.
Emelienko feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Ridgeway keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Ridgeway scores with a jab to the head.
Ridgeway misses with a looping left.
Emelienko tried to counter with a leg kick but Ridgeway avoided it.
Emelienko uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Ridgeway.
Ridgeway moves out of range of the leg kick from Emelienko.
Ridgeway appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Ridgeway with a nice cross.
Jab, jab by Emelienko - just one landing.
Emelienko throws a body shot but no joy.
Ridgeway looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
Ridgeway is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Emelienko.
Ridgeway lands a leg kick that knocks Emelienko off balance momentarily.
Emelienko misses with a hook. Ridgeway ducked under it nicely.
Emelienko tries to bum rush Ridgeway with a series of wild strikes but Ridgeway uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Emelienko throws a body punch but Ridgeway moves out of range.
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
Ridgeway jabs at Emelienko's body.
Emelienko moves out of range as Ridgeway strikes.
Vladimir Emelienko has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Emelienko misses with a hook.
Emelienko takes one on the button.
Vladimir Emelienko is winning the standup battle so far.
Ridgeway uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Emelienko.
Ridgeway misses with a low kick as Emelienko jumps back.
A little feinted left hand from Emelienko on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Ridgeway uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Emelienko.
Emelienko getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Ridgeway jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Emelienko tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko cracks a nice hook into Ridgeway's ribs.
Ridgeway looks to throw the jab but Emelienko is 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!
Jab by Emelienko.
Mathew Ridgeway is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
A swing and a miss from Emelienko.
Ridgeway misses with a looping right.
Ridgeway misses with a low kick as Emelienko jumps back.
Emelienko throws a big shot that misses.
Ridgeway takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Ridgeway tries to clinch but Emelienko moves out of range.
Ridgeway goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Ridgeway, right into the meat.
Emelienko on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Emelienko moves into range and connects with a jab.
Ridgeway keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Emelienko lands with a kick to the temple. Ridgeway shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Ridgeway cracks Emelienko with a right hand to the side of the head.
Ridgeway displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Emelienko throws out the jab.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Mathew Ridgeway.
I've got Ridgeway 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 Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:30
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 28:30
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 28:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Mathew Ridgeway!

A very excited looking Mathew Ridgeway 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: GAMMA#656 Goodman v Diehard     
Date:   Aug 19, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Vladimir Emelienko and Cullen Castrello. Vladimir Emelienko has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

176 cm
32
168 lbs
19 - 3 - 1
185 cm
33
156 lbs
28 - 11 - 3
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Bullet Proof System
House of Valor

Milwaukee's Best Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Emelienko!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 11 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of New York, Cullen Castrello!
The judges for this bout are Paul Tew, James Ackerman and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Castrello looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Emelienko throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Emelienko uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Castrello.
Emelienko throws a body punch but Castrello moves out of range.
Emelienko moves away from the strike by Castrello.
Emelienko lands an overhand right.
Castrello ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Emelienko drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Emelienko tried to score with a low kick but Castrello checks it.
Castrello is looking to slow Emelienko down with leg kicks.
Castrello scores with a three punch combo!
Castrello checks a low kick from Emelienko.
Castrello is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.
A telegraphed right hand from Castrello misses the target.
Emelienko thuds a left hand into Castrello's body.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Castrello misses with the combination.
Castrello takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.

Castrello drives through and clinches with Emelienko against the cage.
Emelienko blocking some punches.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Castrello's elbow.
Emelienko misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Emelienko tries a body shot but Castrello blocks it.
Castrello working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Castrello blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Emelienko looks like he'd prefer to be striking at range right now.
Emelienko goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Castrello misses with a punch to the body.
Castrello scores with a shoulder strike.
Castrello lands with a right to the head.
Emelienko takes a knee to the side of the body.
Emelienko tries to throw a body punch but Castrello avoids it by throwing Emelienko back against the cage.
A left hand lands to the body for Emelienko.
Emelienko doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Castrello tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Emelienko's elbow.
A hook to the body from Emelienko.
Emelienko swings wildly with an uppercut but Castrello uses good head movement to avoid it.
Emelienko lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Emelienko can't find room to land a body shot as Castrello controls the action.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko lands a hook that snaps the head of Castrello backwards.
Emelienko can't find room to land a body shot as Castrello controls the action.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Castrello lands a nice elbow.

It looks like Vladimir Emelienko has been cut.
Castrello lands a shoulder strike.
Castrello can't find room to land a body shot as Emelienko controls the action.
Emelienko tries to work over Castrello's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Emelienko misses with the head strike.
Emelienko tries to work over Castrello's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Castrello tries to throw a body punch but Emelienko avoids it by throwing Castrello back against the cage.
A left hand lands to the body for Castrello.
Emelienko can't find room to land a body shot as Castrello controls the action.
Castrello lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Emelienko tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Castrello's elbow.
Castrello lands a body punch.
Castrello blocks a body shot from Emelienko.
Emelienko misses with a hook to the ribs.
Castrello lands an elbow inside that Emelienko shrugs off.
Castrello tries to throw a body punch but Emelienko avoids it by throwing Castrello back against the cage.
A short right from Castrello.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A nice left hand lands by Emelienko.
Castrello misses with an elbow strike.
Emelienko throws a head punch that misses.
Emelienko tries a body shot but Castrello blocks it.
Emelienko tries to throw a body punch but Castrello avoids it by throwing Emelienko back against the cage.
Castrello lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Castrello creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Emelienko's defenses.
Castrello creates a bit of space for himself and sneaks an elbow through Emelienko's defenses.
Emelienko can't find room to land a body shot as Castrello controls the action.
Emelienko tries to throw a body punch but Castrello avoids it by throwing Emelienko back against the cage.
Castrello lands an elbow just above Emelienko 's eye.

Vladimir Emelienko's cut is getting worse.
Castrello lands a shoulder strike.

Emelienko manages to break the clinch.
Castrello fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Emelienko checks it well.
Emelienko scores with a jab.
Emelienko has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Emelienko there as he acknowledges the shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Nice jab there from Emelienko.
Emelienko drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Emelienko slips under a jab from Castrello.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A solid leg kick lands there for Castrello.
Castrello misses with a looping right.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Castrello.
Emelienko throws a body shot but no joy.
Castrello misses with a lunging right hand
and Emelienko counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
A slow jab from Castrello misses its intended target.
Good leg kick by Castrello there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Castrello throws the kick towards the body but Emelienko avoids it.
Emelienko uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Castrello.
Castrello swings widly with a right hand
and Emelienko counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Castrello lands a nice leg kick that just misses Emelienko's sensitive parts.
Castrello scores with the left hand. Emelienko knows he should have avoided that one.
Emelienko throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Castrello is looking for the big counter here.
Emelienko moves away from the strike by Castrello.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Castrello avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Emelienko looks to score with a jab to the body but Castrello is just out of range.
Castrello lands a nice looking kick to the body. Emelienko takes a step back to recover.
Emelienko avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Cullen Castrello dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Vladimir Emelienko's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Emelienko throws an overhand right that lands on Castrello's shoulder, as Castrello tries to avoid the shot.
Castrello has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Emelienko is looking to slow Castrello down with leg kicks.
Castrello misses with a hook.
Castrello throws a leg kick that is checked
and Emelienko counters with an outside leg kick.
Castrello slips under a jab.
Emelienko chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Emelienko throws a hook to the side of Castrello's head but Castrello sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Castrello uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Emelienko.
A jab from Castrello finds it's way through Emelienko's defenses.
Castrello ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Castrello uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Emelienko.
A slow jab from Castrello misses its intended target.
Castrello is looking to chop away at Emelienko's legs.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Castrello lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Emelienko looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Emelienko swings and misses with a hook to the body.
A jab from Castrello misses.
Castrello keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko moves out of range of the strikes.
Castrello looks to land a left hand but Emelienko moved out of range nicely.
Castrello fails to land with a series of punches.
Emelienko is looking to wear down Castrello with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Castrello throws a left and a right that both miss
and Emelienko counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Emelienko thuds a left hand into Castrello's body.
Castrello lands a leg kick that knocks Emelienko off balance momentarily.
Castrello gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Cullen Castrello seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Emelienko walks into a jab.
A clash of legs there as Castrello blocks the low kick.
Castrello has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Emelienko.
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
Emelienko connects with a nice looking jab.
Castrello throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Emelienko tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Castrello 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 Emelienko has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Emelienko and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Emelienko fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Castrello on the side of the head.
Castrello throws a looping overhand right but Emelienko ducks down to avoid it.
Emelienko with a hook.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko throws a solid leg kick but Castrello takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Castrello stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Castrello takes one to the side of the head.
Emelienko throws a leg kick that is checked
and Castrello counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Castrello attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Emelienko tries a low kick but Castrello avoids it.
Castrello checks a low kick from Emelienko.
Castrello lands with a straight right. Emelienko didn't see that one coming.
A big left from Emelienko misses.
Emelienko staying out of range there.
Castrello is looking to score with low kicks.
We are yet to see a takedown attempt from Castrello in the fight. On paper you would think he is the more dominant ground fighter so let's see if these unusual tactics pay off.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Castrello, right into the meat.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Castrello.
Emelienko takes a swing at Castrello's ribcage but misses.
A telegraphed right hand from Emelienko misses the target.
Emelienko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Castrello manages to avoid it.
Castrello throws a chopping leg kick but Emelienko manages to avoid taking any serious damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Castrello scores with a jab to the body.
A nice inside leg kick there by Emelienko. That's going to slow Castrello down.
Castrello tries to bum rush Emelienko with a series of wild strikes but Emelienko uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Emelienko throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Castrello takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Castrello sees it coming and moves out of range.
Castrello scores with a shot to the body.
Castrello throws a hook but Emelienko avoids it easily.
Emelienko tries to work over Castrello's front leg with a kick but Castrello checks it.
Castrello misses with a body shot.
A counter left hand to the body from Emelienko misses its target.
Nice defenses there by Emelienko.
Emelienko swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
A telegraphed right hand from Emelienko misses the target.
Castrello attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Emelienko gets cracked there but stands up to it.
A head kick misses from Castrello.
Emelienko tries to work over Castrello's front leg with a kick but Castrello checks it.
Castrello throws a leg kick that misses.
Emelienko fires out a quick counter leg kick but Castrello just manages to avoid it.
Nice uppercut lands for Castrello. That snapped Emelienko's head back.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Castrello throws a big shot that misses.
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!
Castrello uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Emelienko.
Castrello fails with an attempt to clinch.
Emelienko throws a big shot that misses.
Castrello throws a low kick but Emelienko moves out of range easily.
Castrello lands with an uppercut that bounces Emelienko off the cage and back into range.
Castrello lands a nice looking body shot.
Emelienko misses with a body shot.
A little jabbing left from Castrello on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Castrello looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Castrello.
Emelienko is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Emelienko takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
A big right from Castrello misses.
Emelienko lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Castrello looks to land a left hand but Emelienko moved out of range nicely.
A leg kick checked by Castrello.
Castrello wants to counter the offense by Emelienko and move into the clinch position.
Castrello takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Emelienko throws a body shot but no joy.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Cullen Castrello will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Vladimir Emelienko's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


Emelienko swings for the body but Castrello moves out of range.
Emelienko misses with a left hand
and Castrello counters with a straight right hand.
A leg kick checked by Castrello.
Emelienko takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Emelienko dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Castrello misses with a jab to the body
and Emelienko counters with a thumping low kick.
Emelienko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Castrello manages to avoid it.
Emelienko throws a body punch but Castrello moves out of range.
A left and a right from Castrello both land. Nice combination.
Emelienko pivots, looking for a leg kick but Castrello is out of range and Emelienko settles back down.
Emelienko fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Castrello checks it well.
Castrello looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Emelienko lands with a hook. Castrello tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Castrello checks the leg kick nicely there.
Castrello lands with a shot to the body.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Castrello connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.

Castrello clinches.
Castrello's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Emelienko misses with a punch to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Castrello tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Emelienko tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A head punch on the inside from Castrello fails to land.
Castrello lands a nice uppercut.
Castrello missing with knees to the body.
Castrello tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Castrello struggles to land a body shot inside as Emelienko controls his hands.

Emelienko breaks from the clinch.
Castrello swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Emelienko.

Castrello closes the distance and clinches.
Emelienko misses with a short punch on the inside.
Emelienko swings wildly with an uppercut but Castrello uses good head movement to avoid it.
Emelienko digs a right hand underneath Castrello's ribcage. Castrello let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Emelienko misses with a body punch.
Castrello misses with the head strike.
Castrello blocks a body shot from Emelienko.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Emelienko.
Cullen Castrello seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Castrello misses with a knee strike.
A short uppercut from Emelienko.
Emelienko scores with a shot to the side of Castrello's head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Castrello pushes off an throws an elbow but Emelienko leans to the side and avoids it. We're back to clinching against the cage.
Castrello can't find room to land a body shot as Emelienko controls the action.
Castrello lands a hook that snaps the head of Emelienko backwards.
Emelienko gets through Castrello's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Emelienko.
Castrello throws a nice elbow but it doesn't land.
Emelienko lands a body punch in the clinch.
Castrello tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Emelienko's elbow.
Castrello blocks a body shot from Emelienko.
Castrello lands a right hand.
Castrello blocks a body shot from Emelienko.

Emelienko breaks from the clinch.
Castrello throws a one two combo.
Emelienko is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Castrello moves away from the strike by Emelienko.
Emelienko tried to score with a low kick but Castrello checks it.
Castrello throws a sloppy head kick and Emelienko moves out of range easily.
Castrello throws a right hand that Emelienko ducks under and follows up with a left that Emelienko also avoids with ease.
Castrello dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Emelienko. That did some damage!
Emelienko fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Castrello.
Castrello throws a head kick but Emelienko moves out of range.
Castrello tries to clinch up but Emelienko circles away and keeps his distance.
Emelienko looks to throw the jab but Castrello is out of range.
Castrello tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Emelienko is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Emelienko throws out a leg kick but Castrello moves out of range and Emelienko only half commits.
Emelienko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Castrello manages to avoid it.
Castrello stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Emelienko.
A low kick from Emelienko is predictable there
letting Castrello counter with a right hand.
Castrello misses with an uppercut
and Emelienko counters with a thumping low kick.
Castrello rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Emelienko moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Emelienko takes a swing at Castrello's ribcage but misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Castrello on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Emelienko gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Emelienko catches Castrello with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Emelienko throws a low kick but Castrello avoids it.
A nice leg kick lands there from Emelienko.
Emelienko wants to land a leg kick but Castrello is out of range.
Castrello is looking for the big counter here.
The fighters circling - Castrello throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Castrello bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
It seemed like Castrello was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Emelienko connects with the punch.
Castrello swings for the body but Emelienko moves out of range.
The crowd cheers as Castrello lands an impressive looking overhand right. Emelienko doesn't seem phased though.
Cullen Castrello seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Castrello lands a head kick. Emelienko smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Emelienko takes one to the chin there.
Castrello ducks under a wild hook from Emelienko.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but Cullen Castrello just about did enough to take it.
The cut man is working on Vladimir Emelienko's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Castrello throws a looping overhand right but Emelienko ducks down to avoid it.
Emelienko feints and then cracks Castrello's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Castrello down.
Castrello smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Castrello throws a hook but Emelienko blocks it.
Castrello shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Emelienko eats them both and turns towards Castrello to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Castrello connects with a jab.
Castrello is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Emelienko swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Castrello looks to land a right hand but Emelienko moved out of range.
Castrello throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Emelienko displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Castrello throws out the jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Emelienko throws a head kick that misses.
Emelienko slips under a jab.
Emelienko tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Castrello was well out of range. Poor timing from Emelienko.
Emelienko thows a leg kick but Castrello checks it
and Castrello cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Castrello moves out of range of the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko scores with a nice strike.
Castrello throws a sloppy body shot
and Emelienko counters with an inside leg kick.
Emelienko with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
The crowd cheers as Castrello lands an impressive looking overhand right. Emelienko doesn't seem phased though.
Emelienko fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Emelienko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Castrello manages to avoid it.
Emelienko throws a hook but Castrello avoids it easily.
A nice combination there by Emelienko.
Castrello explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Emelienko tries to land a leg kick but Castrello saw it coming and moves away.
Castrello blocks a low kick nicely.
Castrello tests Emelienko's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A jab from Castrello finds it's way through Emelienko's defenses.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Emelienko throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Castrello looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Castrello throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Emelienko sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Some bone on bone action there as Castrello checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Castrello misses with a looping left.
Castrello keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Emelienko.
Castrello displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Emelienko throws out the jab.
Nice defenses there by Castrello.
Emelienko misses with a body shot.
Castrello appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Castrello checks a leg kick.
Emelienko swats away the attempt to clinch by Castrello.
Emelienko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Castrello manages to avoid it.
Emelienko misses with a lunging right hand
and Castrello counters with a solid body kick.
Castrello scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Castrello throws a shot to the body.
Emelienko jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Emelienko slips under a jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Castrello scores with a hook to the body. Emelienko takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.

Castrello forces Emelienko back against the cage and clinches.
Castrello misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Castrello lands a shoulder strike.
Castrello has Emelienko pressed against the cage, preventing Emelienko from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Castrello.
Castrello scores with a shot to the side of Emelienko's head.
Emelienko lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Castrello backwards.
Emelienko dodges an elbow strike from Castrello.
Castrello blocks a body shot from Emelienko.
Emelienko tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A body shot lands from Castrello.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Castrello.
Castrello throws an elbow but it misses.
A nice right hand lands inside from Castrello.
Castrello blocks an uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Emelienko misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Castrello lands an elbow that stopped Emelienko in his tracks for a moment.
Emelienko stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Castrello pushes Emelienko back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Castrello tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Emelienko blocks a body shot from Castrello.
Still in the clinch, Emelienko scores with a nice short uppercut.
Castrello tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Emelienko stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Castrello blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Emelienko tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Castrello's elbow.
Castrello lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A short left from Castrello.
Emelienko lands a hook that snaps the head of Castrello backwards.
Castrello can't find room to land a body shot as Emelienko controls the action.
Nice body punch from Emelienko - that landed with a thud.
Castrello is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Emelienko tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Castrello's elbow.
Emelienko misses with a hook from the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Cullen Castrello dominated that fourth round.
The cut man is working on Vladimir Emelienko's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Castrello misses with a body shot.
Castrello blocks a low kick nicely.
Castrello shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
Castrello has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Castrello throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Emelienko.
Castrello stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Castrello lands with an overhand left.
Emelienko throws a solid leg kick but Castrello takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Emelienko.
Castrello avoids the head kick by Emelienko.
Emelienko moves away from the strike by Castrello.
Emelienko appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Castrello throws a right hand that Emelienko ducks under and follows up with a left that Emelienko also avoids with ease.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Castrello checks the leg kick.
A left lands for Castrello.
Emelienko scores with a sloppy right hand. Castrello should have avoided that one.
Emelienko chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Castrello can pounce on him.
Castrello is looking to clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko throws a leg kick
and Castrello counters with a slapping leg kick.
Emelienko ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Emelienko fires out a quick counter leg kick but Castrello just manages to avoid it.
Emelienko throws a jab but it's blocked by Castrello.
A little jabbing left from Castrello on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
A telegraphed right hand from Emelienko misses the target.
Castrello pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Emelienko checks the leg kick nicely there.
Emelienko throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
It seemed like Castrello was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Castrello blocks a low kick nicely.
Danga de danga de dang - Castrello scores with a four punch combination!
Castrello chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Castrello throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Emelienko counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Castrello avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Castrello.
Castrello misses with a straight right.
Emelienko fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Castrello has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Emelienko throws a big shot that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Castrello swings away with a body shot that misses
and Emelienko counters with a low kick, right behind Castrello 's knee.
The fighters circling - Emelienko throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Castrello throws out a leg kick but Emelienko moves out of range and Castrello only half commits.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A swing and a miss from Emelienko.
Emelienko turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Castrello slips under a jab from Emelienko.
Emelienko scores with a hook.
Castrello fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Emelienko checks it well.
Emelienko throws a front kick aimed at Castrello's knee but Castrello avoids it well.
Emelienko keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Emelienko moves out of range of the body kick from Castrello.
Castrello misses with a straight right.
A nice leg kick lands there from Emelienko.
Castrello moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
A slapping leg kick lands for Emelienko.
Castrello checks a low kick from Emelienko.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko cracks the inside of Castrello's front leg.
Castrello throws a right hand that Emelienko ducks under and follows up with a left that Emelienko also avoids with ease.
Emelienko is looking to counter punch.
Castrello wants to clinch.
Emelienko half committed to a counter leg kick.
Emelienko throws a body shot but no joy.
Emelienko throws a solid leg kick but Castrello takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Emelienko.
Emelienko tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Castrello was well out of range. Poor timing from Emelienko.
Vladimir Emelienko has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Emelienko has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Emelienko there as he acknowledges the shot.
Emelienko moves forwards but Castrello connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Castrello rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Emelienko moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Castrello wants to clinch up but Emelienko keeps it at a distance.
Emelienko throws a lazy uppercut
and Castrello counters with a kick to the head that grazes his opponent. Emelienko is lucky that one didn't land flush.
A jab from Castrello does it's job there.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Emelienko 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 Castrello has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Castrello and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Castrello waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Emelienko.
Emelienko takes a swing at Castrello's ribcage but misses.
Emelienko fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Castrello is out of range.
Castrello throws a counter combo.

Castrello moves into range and clinches up with Emelienko.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Castrello tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Emelienko has a couple of punches blocked by Castrello.
Emelienko blocks an elbow strike from Castrello.
Emelienko avoiding damage as Castrello throws knees to the body.
With the fighters up against the cage, Castrello throws an elbow but misses.
Castrello blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Emelienko doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Castrello blocks an uppercut.
Emelienko tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Castrello's elbow.
Castrello lands a nice elbow from the clinch.
Emelienko pushes Castrello back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Castrello has a couple of punches blocked by Emelienko.
Emelienko lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Cullen Castrello.
Well Castrello has outworked and out performed his opponent in all aspects of the game today. He was simply too good and the decision should be no more than a formality. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Cullen Castrello!

Cullen Castrello is the new lightweight champion!
An out of breath Cullen Castrello 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: GAMMA#652 Sito v Emelienko     
Date:   Aug 05, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Robert Sito and Vladimir Emelienko. Sito's entrance music is DMX - What's my name?. A fine choice. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

172 cm
31
157 lbs
29 - 9 - 0
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31
168 lbs
18 - 3 - 1
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Good wrestler
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the lightweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Robert Sito!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Vladimir Emelienko!
The judges for this bout are Timothy Bukovac, Jack Bonds and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Emelienko fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Sito moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Emelienko throws a low kick, looking for Sito's leg but Sito calmly moves out of range.
Sito looks to land a right hand but Emelienko moved out of range.
Sito looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
It looked like Sito wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Sito slips under a jab.
Emelienko misses the shot to the body.
A good leg kick by Emelienko.
Emelienko motions for Sito to come forward. Emelienko throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Sito throws a poor cross that misses
enabling Emelienko to counter with a crisp jab.
Emelienko lands with a hook. Sito tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
An inside leg kick lands from Sito.
Sito misses with a hook
and Sito takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Sito with a jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Emelienko throws an overhand right that lands on Sito's shoulder, as Sito tries to avoid the shot.
Sito chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Emelienko can pounce on him.
Emelienko connects with an inside leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko ducks under a wild hook from Sito.
Sito keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Emelienko throws a leg kick
and Sito counters with a nice uppercut.

It looks like Vladimir Emelienko has been cut.
We've been informed that Emelienko 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.
Emelienko with a nice cross.
Sito fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Emelienko manages to avoid it.
Sito steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Emelienko.
Sito blocks a low kick nicely.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Emelienko, right into the meat.
Sito scores with a leg kick.
Emelienko walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Sito checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Sito scores with a sloppy right hand. Emelienko should have avoided that one.
Emelienko swings for the body but Sito moves out of range.
No joy there for Emelienko, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Vladimir Emelienko seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Emelienko keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Emelienko feints and then cracks Sito's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Sito down.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Emelienko fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Sito is out of range.
Sito throws a head kick that misses.
A low kick from Emelienko misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Sito blocks a jab.
Sito doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sito. Emelienko does a little dance to reset his feet.
Emelienko throws out a leg kick but Sito moves out of range and Emelienko only half commits.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Sito on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Sito does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.
Sito pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Emelienko throws a lazy uppercut
and Sito counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Sito tries to work over Emelienko's front leg with a kick but Emelienko checks it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sito chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Emelienko can pounce on him.
Emelienko swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
An attempted straight right counter from Sito misses the target.
Emelienko throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sito sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A leg kick checked by Sito.
Sito thumps Emelienko with a low kick.
Sito throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.
Sito throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Emelienko takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Emelienko moves out of range of the body kick from Sito.
Sito lands a leg kick that knocks Emelienko off balance momentarily.
Sito throws a lazy uppercut
and Emelienko counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Emelienko lands a body shot.
Emelienko takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nice body kick there by Sito.
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!
Emelienko takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Sito wants to land a leg kick but Emelienko is out of range.
Emelienko looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
A nice leg kick lands there from Sito.
Emelienko connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Sito lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Sito moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Emelienko just misses with a punch to the body.
Emelienko with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Sito takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Emelienko is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Sito had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Emelienko throws out a leg kick but Sito moves out of range and Emelienko only half commits.
Emelienko misses with a body punch
enabling Sito to counter with a crisp jab.
Emelienko is looking to slow Sito down with leg kicks.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Sito lands with a hook. Emelienko tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Sito, as that shot connected.
Sito waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Emelienko.
Emelienko keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Emelienko! But no joy.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Emelienko scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Sito throws a right hand that misses
and Emelienko counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Emelienko moves out of range of the body kick from Sito.
Emelienko gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Sito.
Emelienko scoring well with a low kick there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sito takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Sito throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Emelienko counters with a good low kick that Sito was not able to check.
Emelienko misses with a hook
and Sito counters with a nice uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Emelienko uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sito has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Emelienko.
Sito scores with a body shot.
Sito moves out of range as Emelienko strikes.
Emelienko lands with a thumping leg kick.
Emelienko tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Sito was well out of range. Poor timing from Emelienko.
Sito misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Emelienko throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Sito looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
Emelienko missing with a left hand there. Sito was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Emelienko throws a lazy uppercut
enabling Sito to counter with a crisp jab.

That has opened up Vladimir Emelienko's cut even more.
Sito is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
A slow jab from Emelienko misses its intended target.
A counter left hand to the body from Sito misses its target.
Emelienko turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Emelienko throws a body punch but Sito moves out of range.
Sito swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Sito throws a hook but Emelienko blocks it.
Sito plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko looks to score with a jab to the body but Sito is just out of range.
Sito throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Emelienko sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
A nice inside leg kick there by Emelienko. That's going to slow Sito down.
Emelienko moves into range and connects with a jab.
Sito chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Emelienko can pounce on him.
Sito takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Sito swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Emelienko ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sito moves away.
Sito has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Emelienko.
Vladimir Emelienko seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Emelienko displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Sito throws out the jab.
Emelienko misses with a low kick as Sito jumps back.
Sito looks to throw the jab but Emelienko is out of range.
Emelienko swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Emelienko takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Sito blocks a low kick nicely.
Emelienko buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Sito on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Emelienko. Emelienko obviously looking to wear him down.
Emelienko throws the left hand but Sito avoids the punch easily.
Emelienko throws a leg kick that is checked
and Sito counters with a nice uppercut.
Emelienko throws a nice inside leg kick.
Emelienko feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Sito's calf.
Emelienko throws a poor cross that misses
and Sito counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Emelienko lands with a shot to the body.
Sito moves forwards but Emelienko connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Emelienko thows a left - swing and a miss!
Sito blocks a jab.
Sito explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
Emelienko does a little shimmy and throws a leg kick. The leg kick missed by a considerable margin though, making him look a little bit silly for doing the shimmy.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Emelienko misses with a body shot
and Sito finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Emelienko defending well as Sito loads up on a big left hand.
Emelienko misses with an uppercut
and Sito counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Emelienko thinking.
Emelienko feints and then cracks Sito's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Sito down.
Sito throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sito misses with a hook. Emelienko ducked under it nicely.
Sito misses the jab.
A looping hook to the body misses from Emelienko. Sito does a little dance to reset his feet.
Sito was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Sito throws a body shot but no joy.
Sito checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Sito slips a straight right by Emelienko.
Sito connects with a nice looking jab.
Emelienko ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
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 Robert Sito will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Vladimir Emelienko's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Emelienko fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Sito checks it well.
Emelienko throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Emelienko chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Sito moves out of range of the strikes.
Emelienko connects with the punch.
Emelienko lands a right hook to the body.
Emelienko tries to work over Sito's front leg with a kick but Sito checks it.
Emelienko tries to work over Sito's front leg with a kick but Sito checks it.
Sito swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Sito throws a sloppy body shot
and Emelienko counters with a nice low kick that buckles Sito's knee momentarily.
Emelienko misses with a wild body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sito walks into a straight right hand from Emelienko.
Emelienko is looking to slow Sito down with leg kicks.
Emelienko walks forward, straight into a front kick from Sito.
Sito keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko staying out of range there.
Good work by Sito as he checks the leg kick.
Emelienko misses the jab.
Sito throws a leg kick that is checked
and Emelienko counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Emelienko blocks a head kick by Sito.
Sito checks a leg kick.
It looked like Sito was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Emelienko.
Sito lands a nice shot that snaps Emelienko's head back.
Emelienko shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Emelienko tries to score with a low kick but Sito moves his leg out of the way.
A nice inside leg kick there by Emelienko. That's going to slow Sito down.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Sito.
Sito throws out a leg kick but Emelienko moves out of range and Sito only half commits.
Emelienko connects with a solid leg kick.
Emelienko takes a shot to the body in his stride.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sito throws a shot from downtown. Emelienko moves away and avoids it.
Sito moves away from the strike by Emelienko.
Sito blocks a low kick nicely.
Emelienko fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Emelienko lands with a thumping leg kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Emelienko misses with a looping left.
Sito was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Emelienko throws a looping overhand right but Sito ducks down to avoid it.
Emelienko slips under a jab from Sito.
Sito lands a nice looking body kick.
Sito on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Emelienko. Emelienko obviously looking to wear him down.
A big right from Emelienko misses.
Sito just misses with a punch to the body.
Sito thows a left - swing and a miss!
Emelienko let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko feints and then cracks Sito's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Sito down.
Emelienko cracks a nice hook into Sito's ribs.
Sito cracks Emelienko with a good jab.
Emelienko cracks Sito with a right hand to the side of the head.
Emelienko stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Sito.
A cross from Emelienko lands.
Emelienko uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Sito.
Emelienko thuds his right hand into Sito's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
A solid leg kick lands there for Sito.
Emelienko throws a shot to the body.
Emelienko keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Sito.
Emelienko flicks out a counter leg kick but Sito steps away.
Emelienko 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.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sito takes one on the button.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko 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.
Sito just misses with a punch to the body.
Emelienko throws a right hand that misses
and Sito counters with a left to the body.
Emelienko throws a front kick aimed at Sito's knee but Sito avoids it well.
Sito misses with a few strikes there.
Emelienko throws a low kick but Sito avoids it.
Emelienko throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Sito sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Emelienko fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Sito is out of range.
Emelienko throws a predictable looking body shot
and Sito counters with a nice kick to the body.
Emelienko takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Sito moves out of range as Emelienko strikes.
Sito throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Emelienko throws out a counter right but Sito avoids it with no problem.
Emelienko takes a swing at Sito's ribcage but misses.
Emelienko lands a nice shot that snaps Sito's head back.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Vladimir Emelienko really dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Vladimir Emelienko's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Emelienko misses with a hook
and Sito counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Good shot there by Sito.
Emelienko misses with a body punch
and Sito counters with a stiff right hand.
Emelienko lands with a straight right. Sito didn't see that one coming.
A big right from Emelienko misses.
Sito waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Emelienko.
Sito checks a leg kick nicely.
Emelienko throws a low kick but Sito avoids it.
Nice defenses there by Sito.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Emelienko needs to keep his hands up - Sito had a free shot at his head there.
Emelienko just misses with a punch to the body.
Emelienko misses with a hook. Sito ducked under it nicely.
Emelienko swings for the body but Sito moves out of range.
Emelienko has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Emelienko keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Sito.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sito throws a right hand that misses
and Emelienko counters with a thumping low kick.
Emelienko wants to land a leg kick but Sito is out of range.
A nice inside leg kick there by Emelienko. That's going to slow Sito down.
Sito checks a leg kick.
Emelienko ducks under a wild hook from Sito.
Emelienko throws a solid leg kick but Sito takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Emelienko.
Sito keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Emelienko.
Emelienko connects with a crisp jab.
Emelienko thows a leg kick but Sito checks it
and Sito counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Sito has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Emelienko finds it's way round the side to connect with Sito's head.
Emelienko throws a leg kick that is checked
and Sito counters with a slapping leg kick.
A big left from Emelienko misses.
Sito is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sito misses with a head kick.
Emelienko throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Sito throws an overhand right that lands on Emelienko's shoulder, as Emelienko tries to avoid the shot.
Sito ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Emelienko moves away.
Emelienko showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Sito.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Emelienko jabs at Sito's body.
Sito fails to land with a series of punches.
Sito misses with a body shot
letting Emelienko counter with a right hand.
Emelienko fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Sito has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Sito throws a sloppy head kick and Emelienko moves out of range easily.
Emelienko connects with a right hand. Sito shakes it off.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko dodges the punch combination from Sito.
Emelienko throws a leg kick
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Emelienko ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Emelienko has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Sito.
Sito throws a left and a right that both miss
and Emelienko connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Sito lands a head kick!
Emelienko lands with a right hand.
A big left from Emelienko misses.
Sito throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Sito misses with a hook. Emelienko ducked under it nicely.
Sito rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
letting Emelienko counter with a right hand.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko throws a poor cross that misses
enabling Sito to counter with a crisp jab.

The cut above Vladimir Emelienko's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Emelienko tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Sito is able to avoid easily.
Sito blocks a low kick nicely.
Sito throwing a counter right hand but Emelienko manages to avoid it.
Sito plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Sito misses with a straight left.
Nice shot by Sito.
Emelienko connects with a crisp jab.
Sito walks into a straight right hand from Emelienko.
Sito on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Emelienko bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Nice uppercut there from Emelienko.
Emelienko lands a body shot.
Emelienko throws a looping overhand right but Sito ducks down to avoid it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Vladimir Emelienko will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The cut man is working on Vladimir Emelienko's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


Sito jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Emelienko tests Sito's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Emelienko waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Sito.
Emelienko scores with the left hand. Sito knows he should have avoided that one.
Sito takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Emelienko lands with a cross.
Emelienko throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Emelienko bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Sito on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Sito misses with a body kick.
Sito tries a head kick but it misses.
Sito looks to land a right hand but Emelienko moved out of range.
Emelienko with a hook.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko lands with a thumping leg kick.
A good leg kick by Emelienko.
Emelienko tried to score with a low kick but Sito checks it.
Emelienko throws a leg kick which misses Sito's front leg but catches the back leg as Sito tries to avoid it.
Sito has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Emelienko finds it's way round the side to connect with Sito's head.
Emelienko looks to score with a jab to the body but Sito is just out of range.
Sito misses with a leg kick
and Emelienko counters with a nice leg kick.
Emelienko fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Emelienko lands the left hand.
Emelienko's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Sito connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Emelienko scrambles back to his feet.
Emelienko misses with a body shot.
Emelienko throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Sito moves out of range of the leg kick from Emelienko.
Robert Sito has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Good work by Sito as he checks the leg kick.
Sito scores with a nice strike.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A nice inside leg kick there by Emelienko. That's going to slow Sito down.
Sito defending well as Emelienko loads up on a big left hand.
Sito stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Emelienko.
Sito takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Emelienko throws a head kick but Sito moves out of range.
Emelienko misses with a right hand
and Sito counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Emelienko thinking.
Emelienko is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
A slow jab from Emelienko misses its intended target.
It looked like Sito wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
A head kick misses from Emelienko.
Emelienko just misses with a punch to the body.
Sito lands with a shot to the body.
Sito scores with a hook.

Emelienko is rocked!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko is looking to chop away at Sito's legs.
Emelienko is still on wobbly legs! Can Sito finish him?
Emelienko slips a jab and a cross from Sito.
Emelienko seems to have recovered his senses.
Emelienko moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Sito stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Emelienko.
Sito checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Sito just misses with a punch to the body.
Vladimir Emelienko is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.
Emelienko staying out of range there.
Sito drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
A clash of legs there as Emelienko blocks the low kick.
Emelienko throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Sito stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Emelienko throws a chopping leg kick but Sito manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Sito throws a shot from downtown. Emelienko moves away and avoids it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko takes a swing at Sito's ribcage but misses.
A punch combination from Sito misses.
Emelienko was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Sito tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Emelienko throws a low kick, looking for Sito's leg but Sito calmly moves out of range.
Emelienko is looking to slow Sito down with leg kicks.
Emelienko lands a leg kick that knocks Sito off balance momentarily.
Emelienko scores with a leg kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sito connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Sito missing with a left hand there. Emelienko was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A head kick misses from Sito.
Sito walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Emelienko ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Sito moves away.
Sito appears to be looking for a big counter.
Sito misses with an uppercut
and Emelienko counters with a good low kick that Sito was not able to check.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 45:50
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 45:50
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Vladimir Emelienko!

Vladimir Emelienko is the new lightweight champion!
Vladimir Emelienko tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
73%

 

Event: GAMMA#646 Jimenez vs Goodman     
Date:   Jul 08, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Vladimir Emelienko and Darren Lamb. This should be fireworks!

176 cm
31
168 lbs
17 - 3 - 1
175 cm
32
160 lbs
19 - 7 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

Bullet Proof System
House of Valor

Urban Fighter
House of Valor



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, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Vladimir Emelienko!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Darren Lamb!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Don Winkell and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Lamb misses the shot to the body.
Lamb scores with a body shot.
Lamb misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Emelienko.
A little feinted left hand from Emelienko on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Lamb lands with a shot to the body.
Nice defenses there by Lamb.
Emelienko looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Lamb throws a front kick that sends Emelienko stumbling back into the cage.
Lamb throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.
Emelienko throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Lamb sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Lamb is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Emelienko rather than just go for the knockout.
Emelienko tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Lamb swings for the body but Emelienko moves out of range.
Emelienko misses with a body shot.
Emelienko connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Lamb throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Emelienko tries to score with a low kick but Lamb moves his leg out of the way.
Emelienko lands with a shot to the body.
A telegraphed right hand from Emelienko misses the target.
Emelienko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Lamb manages to avoid it.
Emelienko staying out of range there.
A nice inside leg kick there by Emelienko. That's going to slow Lamb down.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Lamb drives through with a takedown into Emelienko's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Lamb preventing the sweep.
Lamb trying to control the position from guard on top but Emelienko is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Lamb loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Lamb preventing the sweep.
Emelienko keeping moving, preventing Lamb from controlling successfully.
Lamb wants to pass the guard but Emelienko is keeping the position.

Emelienko escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Lamb gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Emelienko can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Lamb controls the pace.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lamb working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Emelienko trying to keep a closed guard but Lamb is proving a slippery customer.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.

Lamb is holding a leg here, probably looking for an ankle lock - he drops back and goes for it! Emelienko is in trouble! Is it all over??? No! Emelienko has escaped and now he's on top!


Lamb is looking for a triangle but Emelienko pushes his legs off easily.
Lamb trying to control the position.
Emelienko controlling from the top position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lamb working a defensive guard here.

Emelienko stands and steps away. Lamb gets to his feet too and we're back to the striking game.
Lamb misses with a jab, cross combination.
Emelienko connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Emelienko swings for the body but Lamb moves out of range.
Lamb misses with a hook to the body
and Emelienko counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Lamb ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Lamb throws a right hand that misses
and Emelienko makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Lamb scores with a jab.
Nice shot by Lamb.
Emelienko tries to work over Lamb's front leg with a kick but Lamb checks it.
Lamb looks to throw the jab but Emelienko is out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Emelienko misses with a leg kick.
The fighters circling - Lamb throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Lamb looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
Lamb drops his hands momentarily and Emelienko takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Emelienko swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Lamb closes the distance looking to clinch
and Emelienko counters with a leg kick.
Lamb tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Vladimir Emelienko is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Emelienko attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Lamb will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Emelienko tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Lamb was well out of range. Poor timing from Emelienko.
Lamb with the counter takedown but Emelienko avoids it easily.
Lamb uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Emelienko.
Lamb ducks under a wild hook from Emelienko.
Emelienko throws an off balance right hand
and Lamb counters with a nice uppercut.
Emelienko misses the shot to the body.
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 Vladimir Emelienko will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!


Lamb bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Emelienko's head.
Some bone on bone action there as Lamb checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
A leg kick checked by Lamb.
Emelienko throws a leg kick
and Lamb counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Emelienko works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Lamb blocks a low kick nicely.
Nice cross by Emelienko.
Lamb throws out a leg kick but Emelienko moves out of range and Lamb only half commits.
Lamb shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Emelienko swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Lamb sizes up Emelienko with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Emelienko takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Emelienko misses with a body shot.
Lamb connects with a body shot that sends Emelienko's belly button to the back.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Lamb lands a really nice looking cross but Emelienko seems unphased.
Emelienko looks to score with a jab to the body but Lamb is just out of range.
Emelienko just misses with a punch to the body.
Emelienko moves away from the strike by Lamb.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lamb tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Emelienko was well out of range. Poor timing from Lamb.
Emelienko lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
A big right from Emelienko misses.
Lamb takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Lamb uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Emelienko.
Vladimir Emelienko is winning the standup battle so far.
Lamb is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Emelienko.
Lamb looks to throw the jab but Emelienko is out of range.
Lamb avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Emelienko throws a body punch but Lamb moves out of range.
Lamb misses with a body shot.
Emelienko tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Lamb is able to avoid easily.
Lamb on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Emelienko attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Lamb just misses with a punch to the body.
Lamb throws a shot from downtown. Emelienko moves away and avoids it.
Emelienko lunges at Lamb with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Lamb's hand.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Emelienko is looking for a sweep. Lamb is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Emelienko controlling the position for now.
Emelienko wants to get back to full guard.
Lamb trying to control from half guard but Emelienko is working away.
Emelienko won't allow Lamb to pass to mount.
Emelienko controlling the position for now.
Lamb is trying to control the action in half guard but Emelienko is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Emelienko is trying to control but can't.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lamb controlling the pace.
Emelienko controlling the position for now.
Lamb with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

The referee has motioned to the fighters to stand back up. He just wasn't happy with the level of activity.
Lamb avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Emelienko throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Lamb.
Lamb is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Lamb takes a swing at Emelienko's ribcage but misses.
Lamb misses with a straight right.
Lamb just misses with a punch to the body.
As Lamb backs away, Emelienko returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Lamb keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A countering left hand to the body from Lamb misses.
Lamb 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.
Emelienko throws a jab but it's blocked by Lamb.
Some bone on bone action there as Emelienko checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Lamb checks it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Emelienko lands a leg kick that knocks Lamb off balance momentarily.
Emelienko throws a shot from downtown. Lamb moves away and avoids it.
Emelienko misses with a hook. Lamb ducked under it nicely.
Emelienko cracks the inside of Lamb's front leg.
Lamb jabs Emelienko to the body, keeping him at a distance.
A chopping leg kick lands by Emelienko.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Emelienko throws a hook but Lamb blocks it.
A chopping leg kick lands by Emelienko.
Lamb's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Lamb swings for the body but Emelienko moves out of range.
A counter left hand to the body from Emelienko misses its target.
Lamb lands with a good body shot.
A big left from Emelienko misses.
Lamb misses with a wild body shot.
Emelienko half committed to a counter leg kick.
Emelienko digs a good body shot into Lamb's ribs.
Jab by Emelienko.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Lamb sees it coming and moves out of range.
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 Vladimir Emelienko will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Lamb throws a right hand that misses
and Emelienko counters with a nice low kick that buckles Lamb's knee momentarily.
Emelienko 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.

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

Emelienko throws his opponent off and manages to get back to his feet! Nicely done!
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Emelienko's jab looks to have found its range, popping Lamb under the eye.
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!
Emelienko chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Lamb lands a jab to the head.
A nice leg kick lands there from Emelienko.
Lamb gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Emelienko.
A head kick by Lamb misses
and Emelienko counters with a nice uppercut.
Emelienko attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Lamb lands a jab to the head.
Lamb scores with a jab. Emelienko acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Emelienko tried to score with a low kick but Lamb checks it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko thows a leg kick but Lamb checks it
enabling Lamb to counter with a crisp jab.
A swing and a miss from Lamb.
Emelienko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Lamb.
A nice side step and Lamb releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Lamb staying out of range there.
Lamb throws a front kick aimed at Emelienko's knee but Emelienko avoids it well.
Lamb misses with an uppercut. Emelienko saw that one coming.
Emelienko bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
A low kick from Emelienko misses
and Lamb cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Emelienko throws a jab but it's blocked by Lamb.
Lamb throws a hook to the side of Emelienko's head but Emelienko sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Lamb throws a shot to the body.
Lamb fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Emelienko manages to avoid it.
Emelienko ducks right into an uppercut from Lamb.
Lamb misses with a jab to the body
and Lamb takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Emelienko throws a hook but Lamb avoids it easily.
Lamb keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Emelienko.
Emelienko swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Lamb tries to clinch but Emelienko is having none of it.
Lamb throws a right and a left that Emelienko avoids nicely.
Darren Lamb has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Lamb misses the shot to the body.
Emelienko pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Lamb misses with a looping left.
Lamb fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.

Lamb decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Emelienko trying to control but Lamb postures up.
Lamb is pressing down on Emelienko's thigh, looking to free his foot. Emelienko is holding on for now.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Lamb working the head and body with strikes.
Lamb is looking to advance position but Emelienko won't allow it.
Lamb not landing any meaningful shots this time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko wants to improve his position but Lamb is controlling well.
Emelienko wants to control but Lamb is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Lamb not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Lamb missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Vladimir Emelienko is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Lamb winds up and cracks Emelienko with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Lamb takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Lamb working the head and body with strikes.
Emelienko has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Lamb is working away from the top position though.
Emelienko has his hands clasped together around Lamb's back. He's all about the action.
Lamb is stalling here. Emelienko is in no mood to hang around though. He's locked up a kimura from the bottom! Lamb seems to be keeping calm but he's forced to roll out of the hold and Emelienko has ended up in side control on the top. Nice work.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lamb can't do much from the bottom here.
Lamb is trying to improve his position.
Emelienko just content to control the position.
Lamb is looking for a sweep.
Lamb keeps trying to improve his position.
Emelienko just content to control the position.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Darren Lamb.
I think Emelienko 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 Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 28:30
Judge Don Winkell scores the fight 30:27
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 30:28

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Vladimir Emelienko!

A very excited looking Vladimir Emelienko 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.
Darren Lamb was interviewed post fight and said 'Baaaaaa... Baaaaaa... Baaaaa... Shit, someone backstage put acid in my drink. I thought I was a lamb.'.
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Event: GAMMA#641 Hanolla v Jimenez     
Date:   Jun 17, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Winston Churchill and Vladimir Emelienko. 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.

170 cm
31
165 lbs
23 - 18 - 0
176 cm
31
168 lbs
16 - 3 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Aspire Clothing

Bullet Proof System
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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 23 wins, 18 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Winston Churchill!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Vladimir Emelienko!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Jack Bonds and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Churchill swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.

Churchill has managed to clinch.
Churchill tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Churchill misses with some punches.
Emelienko lands a hook that snaps the head of Churchill backwards.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Emelienko.
Emelienko blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Emelienko goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Churchill struggles to land a body shot inside as Emelienko controls his hands.
Emelienko tries to work over Churchill's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Churchill throws a head punch that misses.
Emelienko can't find room to land a body shot as Churchill controls the action.
A left hand lands to the body for Churchill.
Churchill works on Emelienko's body with a couple of short punches.
Churchill swings wildly with an uppercut but Emelienko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Churchill lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Emelienko tries a body shot but Churchill blocks it.
Churchill misses with a punch on the inside.
Churchill lands a hook that snaps the head of Emelienko backwards.
Emelienko tries to break the clinch but Churchill is controlling the position.
Churchill swings wildly with an uppercut but Emelienko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Churchill lands a left hand that snaps the head of Emelienko backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Churchill tries to throw a body punch but Emelienko avoids it by throwing Churchill back against the cage.
Churchill prevents a body shot from Emelienko.
A short right from Churchill.
Emelienko blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Emelienko lands a body shot.

Emelienko escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Emelienko fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Churchill is out of range.
Emelienko blocks a head kick by Churchill.
Churchill rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Emelienko moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Emelienko avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Churchill moves in looking to clinch but Emelienko pushes him off.
Emelienko scores with a jab.
Emelienko lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Emelienko slips a jab from Churchill.
Emelienko feints and then cracks Churchill's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Churchill down.
Churchill tries to clinch up but Emelienko circles away and keeps his distance.
Churchill backing away here, and Emelienko unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Churchill moves in looking to clinch but Emelienko pushes him off.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Churchill pushes Emelienko up against the cage in a clinch.
Emelienko tries to work over Churchill's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Churchill lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Emelienko struggles to land a body shot inside as Churchill controls his hands.
Churchill lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Churchill swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Emelienko takes a shot to the head.
A nice left hand lands by Churchill.
Emelienko misses with a body punch.
Emelienko struggles to land a body shot inside as Churchill controls his hands.
Churchill misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Churchill working aggressively here.
A short right from Emelienko.

Emelienko breaks the clinch.
Emelienko avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Churchill throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.
Emelienko bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Churchill's head backwards.
Churchill lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.

It looks like Vladimir Emelienko has been cut.
Emelienko sizes up Churchill with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Emelienko wants to land a leg kick but Churchill is out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko lands a jab to the nose.
Churchill takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Churchill is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Churchill takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Churchill keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Churchill lands with an uppercut that bounces Emelienko off the cage and back into range.
Churchill feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Emelienkos jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Churchill tries to clinch up.
Emelienko connects with a crisp jab.
Emelienko ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Churchill moves away.
Churchill is looking to counter punch.
A head kick by Churchill misses
and Emelienko counters with a stiff right hand.
Emelienko takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Emelienko throws a low kick, looking for Churchill's leg but Churchill calmly moves out of range.
Churchill checks the leg kick nicely there.
Emelienko misses the shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko connects with a single shot there.
Churchill tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Churchill misses with a looping left.
Churchill tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Emelienko was well out of range. Poor timing from Churchill.
Emelienko lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Emelienko scores with a punch to the head.
Emelienko has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Emelienko fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Churchill has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
A big left from Churchill misses.
Emelienko throws a low kick but Churchill avoids it.
Churchill takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.

Churchill takes the fight into the clinch.
Churchill lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Emelienko backwards.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A left hand lands to the body for Churchill.
Still in the clinch, Churchill scores with a nice short uppercut.
Emelienko wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Emelienko lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Churchill backwards.
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 Winston Churchill will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Vladimir Emelienko's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Emelienko throws a leg kick that misses.
Churchill fails in his attempt to clinch.
Churchill tries to close the distance and clinch but Emelienko swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Emelienko lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Vladimir Emelienko seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Emelienko wants to slow Churchill down by chopping away at his legs.
Churchill checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
The fight stays on the outside here - Churchill looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Emelienko now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Emelienko works the jab nicely.
Churchill avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Churchill steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Emelienko.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Emelienko jabs at Churchill's body.
Emelienko showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Churchill.
Emelienko is looking to chop away at Churchill's legs.
Churchill is looking to take this fight into the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Churchill lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Emelienko at a distance.
Churchill keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Churchill scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Churchill chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Churchill throws a body punch but Emelienko moves out of range.
Emelienko attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Emelienko moves out of range as Churchill strikes.
Emelienko connects with a leg kick. Churchill looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Emelienko digs a good body shot into Churchill's ribs.
Churchill misses with a series of wild punches.
Churchill pulls out of a head kick attempt.

Churchill has managed to clinch.
Emelienko blocks a body shot from Churchill.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Churchill misses with a short punch on the inside.
Churchill misses with a hook from the clinch.
Churchill has a couple of punches blocked by Emelienko.
Emelienko lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Churchill.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Emelienko tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A short right from Churchill on the inside.
Emelienko works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Churchill throws a head punch that misses.
Churchill misses with a short punch on the inside.
Emelienko misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Emelienko pushes Churchill back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Emelienko tries to work over Churchill's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Churchill scores with a shot to the side of Emelienko's head.
Emelienko blocks an uppercut.
Emelienko tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Churchill.
Emelienko lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Churchill tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Churchill fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Emelienko tries to work over Churchill's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Emelienko lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Emelienko lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Churchill blocks a body shot from Emelienko.
Churchill tries to throw a body punch but Emelienko avoids it by throwing Churchill back against the cage.
Emelienko doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Emelienko tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Churchill's elbow.

Emelienko breaks from the clinch.
Emelienko chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Emelienko lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Emelienko listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Churchill throws out a loose jab but Emelienko uses good head movement to avoid it.
Donk. Emelienko catches Churchill right on the button with a cross.
Churchill tries to clinch but Emelienko moves out of range.
Emelienko cracks Churchill with a good jab.
Winston Churchill is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
A slapping leg kick lands for Emelienko.
Churchill misses the shot to the body.
Churchill misses with a lunging right hand
and Emelienko counters with a nice uppercut.
Churchill is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Emelienko throws a leg kick which misses Churchill's front leg but catches the back leg as Churchill tries to avoid it.
Churchill closes the distance looking to clinch
and Emelienko makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Emelienko throws a hook but Churchill blocks it.
Emelienko connects with a leg kick. Churchill looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Emelienko scores with a jab. Churchill acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Churchill chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Emelienko can pounce on him.

Churchill instigates a clinch.
Churchill lands with a light punch inside.
Nice body punch from Churchill - that landed with a thud.
Emelienko misses with some punches.
Churchill scores with a hook to the body.
Emelienko doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Churchill blocks an uppercut.
Churchill throws a head punch that misses.
Churchill lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Emelienko misses with a punch to the body.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Churchill.
Churchill misses with a short punch on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Vladimir Emelienko showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Vladimir Emelienko's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! This is the final round!


Emelienko scores with a leg kick.
Churchill fails to land with a series of punches.
Churchill backing away here, and Emelienko unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Emelienko throws a head kick that misses.
Emelienko avoids the head kick by Churchill.
Emelienko looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Emelienko swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Churchill swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Emelienko misses with a body shot.
Emelienko throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Emelienko steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Churchill.
Emelienko throws a looping overhand right but Churchill ducks down to avoid it.

Churchill moves into the clinch.
Emelienko 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.
Emelienko misses with a hook to the ribs.
Emelienko tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Churchill softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Emelienko misses with the head strike.
Emelienko blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Churchill misses with a body punch.
A nice left hand lands by Emelienko.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko pushes Churchill back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Nice body punch from Churchill - that landed with a thud.
Emelienko tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Churchill's elbow.

Emelienko escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Emelienko throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Churchill 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.
Emelienko throws a quick inside leg kick.
Emelienko lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Churchill avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Churchill is looking to counter punch.
A jab from Churchill finds it's way through Emelienko's defenses.
Emelienko takes a kick to the side of the head.
Churchill takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Emelienko avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Emelienko swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Churchill.
Emelienko connects with an inside leg kick.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Emelienko steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Churchill.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Churchill is looking to clinch but Emelienko is avoiding it.
Emelienko misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Churchill.
Emelienko scores with a leg kick.
Churchill 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.
A low kick from Churchill is predictable there
and Emelienko counters with a straight right hand.
Churchill throws a right hand that Emelienko ducks under and follows up with a left that Emelienko also avoids with ease.
Churchill doesn't manage to clinch there - Emelienko circles away.
Churchill ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Emelienko with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Jab from Churchill.
Churchill tries to clinch but Emelienko moves out of range.
A head kick from Churchill lands but Emelienko takes it in his stride.
Emelienko paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Emelienko.
Emelienko feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Churchill's calf.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Churchill fails in his attempt to clinch.
Emelienko blocks a head kick by Churchill.
Churchill tries to clinch up but Emelienko circles away and keeps his distance.

Churchill closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Churchill misses with a short punch on the inside.
Emelienko lands a hook to the side of the head.
Emelienko tries a body shot but Churchill blocks it.
Churchill blocks an uppercut.
Churchill has a couple of punches blocked by Emelienko.
Emelienko lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Churchill backwards.
Churchill working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Emelienko struggles to land a body shot inside as Churchill controls his hands.
Emelienko working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Emelienko prevents a body shot from Churchill.
Churchill lands a shot to the body.
Emelienko presses Churchill against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Emelienko takes a shot to the head.
Churchill tries a body shot but Emelienko blocks it.
Nice body punch from Churchill - that landed with a thud.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Emelienko lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Churchill.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

Emelienko manages to break the clinch.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Emelienko, right into the meat.
Churchill staying out of range there.
Churchill chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Emelienko can pounce on him.
Emelienko tries to score with a low kick but Churchill moves his leg out of the way.
Nice jab there from Churchill.
A left lands for Emelienko.
Emelienko scores with a sloppy right hand. Churchill should have avoided that one.
A head kick misses from Churchill.
Emelienko throws out a counter right but Churchill avoids it with no problem.
Emelienko tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Churchill was well out of range. Poor timing from Emelienko.
Emelienko moves into range and connects with a jab.
Churchill looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Emelienko tried to score with a low kick but Churchill checks it.
Emelienko throws the left hand but Churchill avoids the punch easily.
Emelienko cracks Churchill with a good jab.

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

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Vladimir Emelienko!

A very excited looking Vladimir Emelienko rambled incoherently for about 5 minutes post fight about how awesome he is. It was kinda funny for a while but then everyone got annoyed.
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Event: GAMMA#637 Volkov v Shin 3     
Date:   May 27, 2017

Coming up we have a lightweight MMA rules bout between Krystian Wojnasiewicz and Vladimir Emelienko. Wojnasiewicz comes to the cage accompanied by Ministry - Lies lies lies. I don't know about you partner, but I'm pumped for this one!

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165 lbs
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168 lbs
15 - 3 - 1
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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 43 wins, 20 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Krystian Wojnasiewicz!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Vladimir Emelienko!
The judges for this bout are Colin Fotheringham, Phil Schofield and Chris Edwards.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Emelienko throws the left hand but Wojnasiewicz avoids the punch easily.
Wojnasiewicz has been working on his boxing with his coaches at School Of Fighting in the buildup to the fight.
A slow jab from Wojnasiewicz misses its intended target.
Emelienko throws out a counter right but Wojnasiewicz avoids it with no problem.
Emelienko steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Wojnasiewicz.
Wojnasiewicz keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Wojnasiewicz closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Emelienko connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Wojnasiewicz momentarily.
Wojnasiewicz chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Emelienko can pounce on him.
Emelienko lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Wojnasiewicz lands a body shot.
Emelienko lunges at Wojnasiewicz with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Wojnasiewicz's hand.
Wojnasiewicz moves away from the strike by Emelienko.
Emelienko misses with a lunging right hand
and Wojnasiewicz counters with a nice uppercut.

It looks like Vladimir Emelienko has been cut.
Emelienko tries a low kick but Wojnasiewicz avoids it.
Emelienko fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wojnasiewicz manages to avoid it.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
A leg kick checked by Emelienko.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko misses with a combination
and Wojnasiewicz connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Wojnasiewicz moves forwards but Emelienko connects with a nice, crisp jab.

Nice combo by Wojnasiewicz! Oh, that's hurt him - Emelienko falls to the canvas and Wojnasiewicz follows him into side control.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Emelienko is holding Wojnasiewicz down, trying to stall.
Emelienko gets one leg under and gets the fight to half guard.
Wojnasiewicz not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Wojnasiewicz not doing much here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Emelienko looks like he's trying to stand up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wojnasiewicz seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Emelienko does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Emelienko wants to get back to full guard.
Wojnasiewicz missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Emelienko is trying to get back to full guard.
Emelienko desperately trying to maintain half guard.
Emelienko trying to control here.
Wojnasiewicz thows a huge punch but Emelienko dodges it nicely.
Emelienko trying to control here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Ground and pound from Wojnasiewicz.
Wojnasiewicz seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Emelienko does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Emelienko tries to roll over but Wojnasiewicz keeps him under control.
Wojnasiewicz is thwarting Emelienko's attempts to control the position.
Wojnasiewicz thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Wojnasiewicz missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Emelienko is looking to improve his position.
Emelienko taking some punishment here, with Wojnasiewicz in his half guard.
Emelienko pushes Wojnasiewicz off looking to stand but Wojnasiewicz dives back in and keeps control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko is looking for a sweep. Wojnasiewicz is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Wojnasiewicz missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Emelienko is looking for a sweep. Wojnasiewicz is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Emelienko taking some punishment here, with Wojnasiewicz in his half guard.
Emelienko trying to control but Wojnasiewicz postures up.
Emelienko is trying to get back to full guard.
Emelienko trying to control from the bottom.
Emelienko holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Emelienko trying to control here.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.
Emelienko is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Krystian Wojnasiewicz dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Vladimir Emelienko's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Emelienko fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Wojnasiewicz checks it well.
Wojnasiewicz swings for the body but Emelienko moves out of range.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Wojnasiewicz checks a leg kick.
Emelienko just misses with a punch to the body.
Emelienko scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Emelienko connects with an inside leg kick.
Emelienko throws the left hand but Wojnasiewicz avoids the punch easily.
Wojnasiewicz half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Emelienko avoids the head kick by Wojnasiewicz.
Wojnasiewicz on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Emelienko. Emelienko obviously looking to wear him down.
Wojnasiewicz missing with a left hand there. Emelienko was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Emelienko misses with a low kick.
Emelienko scores with a hook to the body. Wojnasiewicz takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Emelienko misses with a left hand

and Wojnasiewicz holds on and brings the fighters into a clinch.
Wojnasiewicz lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wojnasiewicz lands an elbow inside that Emelienko shrugs off.
Emelienko goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
With the fighters up against the cage, Wojnasiewicz throws an elbow but misses.
Emelienko wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Wojnasiewicz working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Emelienko tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Wojnasiewicz's elbow.
Emelienko wants to break free but Wojnasiewicz has control.
Wojnasiewicz wants to take the fight to the mat but Emelienko manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
A knee to the head by Wojnasiewicz.
Wojnasiewicz working aggressively here.
Emelienko misses with a hook to the ribs.
Wojnasiewicz is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Emelienko can do to turn this around?
Wojnasiewicz goes for a takedown attempt but Emelienko pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Emelienko lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Emelienko feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Wojnasiewiczs jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Emelienko throws a front kick aimed at Wojnasiewicz's knee but Wojnasiewicz avoids it well.
Wojnasiewicz looked to counter with a high kick but didn't commit.
Emelienko swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko scores with a nice head shot.
Wojnasiewicz lands a jab to the nose.
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!
Emelienko lands a jab to the head.
Wojnasiewicz blocks a low kick nicely.
Wojnasiewicz avoids a punch combination nicely.
It looked like Wojnasiewicz wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Vladimir Emelienko seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Emelienko will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Emelienko lands a right hook to the body.

Wojnasiewicz rushes Emelienko and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Wojnasiewicz with a knee to the head.
Emelienko working aggressively here.
Emelienko tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Emelienko tries to throw a body punch but Wojnasiewicz avoids it by throwing Emelienko back against the cage.
Emelienko lands with a short punch from the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Wojnasiewicz creates a bit of distance and throws an elbow that only just misses.
Wojnasiewicz tries a body shot but Emelienko blocks it.
A short body shot lands from Emelienko as the two fighters clinch.
Emelienko doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Emelienko misses with a punch to the body.
Wojnasiewicz trying to stall but Emelienko improves his position.
Wojnasiewicz blocks an uppercut.
Wojnasiewicz misses with the head strike.
Emelienko avoids the elbow strike from Wojnasiewicz, against the cage.
Krystian Wojnasiewicz has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Wojnasiewicz tries to land knees in the clinch but Emelienko avoids the damage to the body.
Emelienko tries a body shot but Wojnasiewicz blocks it.
Wojnasiewicz tries a body shot but Emelienko blocks it.
Emelienko digs a right hand underneath Wojnasiewicz's ribcage. Wojnasiewicz let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Emelienko blocks a body shot from Wojnasiewicz.
Emelienko has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Emelienko lands a body shot.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Emelienko working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Emelienko misses with a hook to the ribs.
Emelienko works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Wojnasiewicz.
Emelienko lands a right hand that snaps the head of Wojnasiewicz backwards.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Emelienko.
Emelienko tries a body shot but Wojnasiewicz blocks it.
A short right from Emelienko on the inside.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Emelienko lands with a light punch inside.
Emelienko lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Wojnasiewicz backwards.
Emelienko lands a body punch in the clinch.

Emelienko pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Wojnasiewicz walks into a stiff left hand from Emelienko.
Wojnasiewicz takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Emelienko has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
A good leg kick by Emelienko.
Emelienko dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Wojnasiewicz walks into a stiff left hand from Emelienko.
Emelienko dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Wojnasiewicz. That did some damage!
Emelienko throws a right hand that misses
and Wojnasiewicz counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A nice leg kick lands there from Emelienko.
Emelienko dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Wojnasiewicz. That did some damage!
Wojnasiewicz slips under a jab.
Emelienko throws a leg kick but Wojnasiewicz moved away.
Wojnasiewicz misses with a looping left.
Emelienko scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Nice body punch from Emelienko.
Wojnasiewicz ducks under a wild hook from Emelienko.
Wojnasiewicz takes a swing at Emelienko's ribcage but misses.
A countering left hand to the body from Emelienko misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Wojnasiewicz misses with a straight left.
Wojnasiewicz avoids the body shot from Emelienko.
Emelienko misses with a body shot.
Emelienko tries a low kick but Wojnasiewicz avoids it.
Wojnasiewicz swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Emelienko loads up on a big right hand but Wojnasiewicz slips the punch.
Emelienko throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Wojnasiewicz appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Good leg kick by Emelienko there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Some bone on bone action there as Wojnasiewicz checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Emelienko throws a poor cross that misses
and Emelienko takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Emelienko connects with a jab.
Wojnasiewicz closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Emelienko throws a body shot but no joy.
Wojnasiewicz throws a quick inside leg kick.
Vladimir Emelienko is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Emelienko punishes Wojnasiewicz's body with a nice straight punch.
Emelienko fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Wojnasiewicz.
Wojnasiewicz lands with a thumping leg kick.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Emelienko tries a low kick but Wojnasiewicz avoids it.
Emelienko keeps his opponent at a distance with a nice jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Emelienko lands a nice shot to the body.
Emelienko ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Emelienko throws a front kick aimed at Wojnasiewicz's knee but Wojnasiewicz avoids it well.
Wojnasiewicz dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Emelienko. That did some damage!
Wojnasiewicz slips under a jab.
And Wojnasiewicz counters with a quick kick to the body but Emelienko blocks it.
Nice shot by Emelienko.
Emelienko ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Wojnasiewicz