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Event: CEC 610     
Date:   Aug 24, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Pako Laine (ranked 443 p4p, 58 weight class) and Sean Tallon (ranked 474 p4p, 62 weight class). Laine comes to the cage accompanied by Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi. This should be a great matchup!

174 cm
35
146 lbs
26 - 13 - 0
169 cm
42
128 lbs
59 - 28 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 59 wins, 28 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Sean Tallon!
The judges for this bout are Don Winkell, Frank Antenori and Percy O'Donnell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Laine cracks Tallon with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Tallon checks the leg kick.
Tallon is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Tallon swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Tallon fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Laine is out of range.
Tallon lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Tallon takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Tallon ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Laine moves away.
Tallon walks into a straight right hand from Laine.
Laine falls off balance throwing a combination
and Tallon counters with a body kick that stops Laine in his tracks momentarily.
Tallon misses with a low kick.
Laine ducks under a wild hook from Tallon.
Laine looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Tallon listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Tallon keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Tallon lands a leg kick that knocks Laine off balance momentarily.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Tallon just misses with a punch to the body.
Laine thuds his shin into the meat of Tallon's side.
Laine doesn't manage to clinch there - Tallon circles away.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Tallon, right into the meat.
The fighters circling - Laine throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Laine delivers a nice body kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tallon stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Laine.
Tallon throws a body punch but Laine moves out of range.
Laine throws a head kick but Tallon moves out of range.
Laine turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Tallon looks to score with a jab to the body but Laine is just out of range.
Laine swings widly with a right hand
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Laine throws a body kick that misses
and Tallon cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Tallon throws a low kick but Laine moves out of range easily.
Pako Laine seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A slapping leg kick lands for Tallon.
Laine scores with a leg kick.
Laine fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Tallon manages to avoid it.
Tallon tries to score with a low kick but Laine moves his leg out of the way.
Sean Tallon is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Laine pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Tallon looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Laine bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Tallon throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Laine sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Laine swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Laine misses with an uppercut
and Tallon counters with a left to the body.
Tallon scores with a shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Tallon misses with an uppercut.
Laine half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Laine misses the jab.
Laine scores with a hook to the body. Tallon takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Laine pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Tallon tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Laine keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Laine throws the kick towards the body but Tallon avoids it.
Laine backing away here, and Tallon unleashes a leg kick that just misses.
Tallon thumps Laine with a low kick.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Laine, right into the meat.
Tallon lands a jab.
Tallon lands a nice leg kick that just misses Laine's sensitive parts.
Tallon scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Tallon connects with an inside leg kick.
Tallon throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Laine 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.
Laine tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Tallon paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Laine tries to land a front kick but Tallon steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Laine waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Tallon.
Tallon fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Laine manages to avoid it.
Laine looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Tallon jabbing away but nothing is landing.

Laine shoots in and gets a takedown into Tallon's guard.

The fighters are working up against the cage. Tallon manages to wriggle his way back to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched against the cage.
Laine scores with a shoulder strike.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Laine obliges.
Laine tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Tallon avoids it.
Laine blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Tallon gets through Laine's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Laine throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Tallon blocks it with crossed arms.
Tallon misses with a punch to the body.
Tallon misses with a punch to the body.
Laine lands a right hand.
Laine blocks an uppercut.
Tallon tries to work over Laine's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Laine.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine looking to throw knees to the head but Tallon is blocking nicely.
Laine tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Laine scores with a nice hook to the head.
Tallon lands a right hand.
Laine is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Tallon lands with a right to the head.
Laine lands a hook that snaps the head of Tallon backwards.
Laine has a couple of punches blocked by Tallon.
Laine is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Tallon blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Tallon prevents a body shot from Laine.
Tallon blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Laine takes a shot to the head.
Tallon scores with a shot to the side of Laine's head.
Tallon fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Tallon can't find room to land a body shot as Laine controls the action.
Tallon tries a body shot but Laine blocks it.
Tallon lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Laine throws a punch but it's blocked by Tallon.
Tallon tries a body shot but Laine blocks it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A swing and a miss from Laine.
Laine throws an off balance right hand
enabling Tallon to counter with a crisp jab.
Laine avoids the body shot from Tallon.
Tallon misses with a body shot.
A low kick from Tallon misses
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Laine misses the shot to the body.
Tallon keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Tallon throws a body shot but no joy.
Laine fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Tallon.
Tallon is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Laine rather than just go for the knockout.
Laine moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Tallon changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Nice body kick from Tallon.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tallon checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
That kick from Laine tenderised Tallon's leg. Tallon is trying to keep his angry face on.
Laine with a hook.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Laine looks to score with a jab to the body but Tallon is just out of range.
Tallon is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Laine.
Laine goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine is looking to slow Tallon down with leg kicks.
Tallon takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Tallon misses with a body kick.
Tallon bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Laine moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
A swing and a miss from Laine.

Laine rushes Tallon and presses him up against the cage.
Tallon lands a body punch in the clinch.
Laine gets through Tallon's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Laine is leaning against Tallon and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Laine has a couple of punches blocked by Tallon.
Tallon misses with a punch on the inside.
Laine throws a knee to the head but misses.
Nice body punch from Tallon - that landed with a thud.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Laine.
Tallon tries to throw a body punch but Laine avoids it by throwing Tallon back against the cage.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Laine blocks an uppercut.
Laine has dropped down and is looking to force the takedown but it's defended by Tallon after a bit of a struggle.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine blocks a body shot from Tallon.
Tallon tries to work over Laine's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Laine can't find room to land a body shot as Tallon controls the action.
Laine with a knee to the head.
Tallon blocks an uppercut.
Tallon misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Laine lands a nice knee to the body.
Tallon tries a body shot but Laine blocks it.
Tallon lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Laine or not.
Laine throws a knee to the head but misses.
Laine prevents a body shot from Tallon.
A short right from Tallon.
A right handed body shot lands from Tallon.
Tallon lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
Tallon lands a body shot in the clinch.
Laine trying to land knees to the body.
Laine fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Laine tries a knee to the head but Tallon blocks it.
Laine has a couple of punches blocked by Tallon.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine working aggressively here.
Tallon blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Laine has a couple of punches blocked by Tallon.
Tallon can't find room to land a body shot as Laine controls the action.
A short body shot lands from Tallon as the two fighters clinch.
Tallon blocks an uppercut.
Tallon makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Laine blocks an uppercut.
Laine throws a head punch that misses.
Good body shot from Tallon.
Tallon misses with a body punch.
Laine doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Laine misses with a hook to the ribs.
A head punch on the inside from Tallon fails to land.
Laine tries to land knees in the clinch but Tallon avoids the damage to the body.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Laine.
Laine tries to land a knee to the head but Tallon blocks with his arms.
Pako Laine has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Tallon struggles to land a body shot inside as Laine controls his hands.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Laine.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Tallon working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Laine is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Tallon gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Laine trying to land knees to the body.
Laine lands with a light punch inside.
Laine has a couple of punches blocked by Tallon.
Still in the clinch, Tallon scores with a nice short uppercut.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Laine lands a nice knee to the body.
Tallon lands a nice uppercut.
Tallon tries to throw a body punch but Laine avoids it by throwing Tallon back against the cage.
Laine makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Laine tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Tallon avoids it.
Laine tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Tallon misses with a short punch on the inside.
Tallon scores with a nice hook to the head.
Laine trying to land knees to the body.
Laine misses with a punch on the inside.
Tallon digs a right hand into Laine's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Laine's gas tank.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Tallon struggles to land a body shot inside as Laine controls his hands.
Laine blocking some punches.
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 Pako Laine will probably get the nod.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Laine avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Laine checks a leg kick nicely.
Laine tries to score with a low kick but Tallon moves his leg out of the way.
Laine moves into range and connects with a jab.
Laine ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Laine lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Laine 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.
Pako Laine is winning the standup battle so far.
Laine is looking to land body kicks.
Tallon is trying to counter with his kicks.
Laine lands a head shot.
Laine lands with a good body shot.
Tallon blocks a jab.
Laine connects with a leg kick. Tallon looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Tallon tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.

Laine gets tackled into the cage by Tallon. Tallon maintains the clinch.
Laine throws a head punch that misses.
Tallon blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Laine working aggressively here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Tallon.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine has a couple of punches blocked by Tallon.
Laine misses with a knee strike.
Tallon scores with a hook to the body.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Laine misses with a short punch on the inside.
Tallon works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Tallon misses with a short punch on the inside.
Laine blocks a body shot from Tallon.
A short right from Tallon on the inside.
Tallon blocks an uppercut.
Tallon lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Tallon digs a right hand into Laine's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Laine's gas tank.
Laine tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Laine unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Tallon gets through Laine's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Tallon working aggressively here.
Laine tries to pull guard but Tallon holds him up against the cage and eventually Laine drops back down to his feet.
Tallon works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Tallon blocking some punches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tallon lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Laine putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Tallon in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Tallon lands with a left to the head.
Tallon stops a takedown attempt from Laine.
Tallon has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Laine seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Tallon can turn it around.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Tallon.
Tallon blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Tallon tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Laine's elbow.
Laine missing with knees to the body.
Laine tries to land knees in the clinch but Tallon avoids the damage to the body.
Tallon tries to throw a body punch but Laine avoids it by throwing Tallon back against the cage.
Laine throws a punch but it's blocked by Tallon.
Tallon blocking some punches.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Laine.
Tallon throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Laines head.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Tallon.
Laine misses with a punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Tallon fails to land.
A hook to the body from Tallon.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Laine missing with knees to the body.
Tallon lands a left hand that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
Tallon is leaning against Laine and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Tallon lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
Laine lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Tallon lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Laine working aggressively here.
Laine looking to throw knees to the head but Tallon is blocking nicely.
Laine lands with a right to the head.
Tallon lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Tallon lands a left hand that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
Tallon lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Laine tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Laine swings wildly with an uppercut but Tallon uses good head movement to avoid it.
Laine working aggressively here.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Laine.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Tallon.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A right hand to the body from Tallon.
Tallon lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

Laine successfully pulls guard.
Tallon stays in close to Laine's body and controls the position.
Tallon wanted to stand there but Laine had control of the position.

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

Laine looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Tallon trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Tallon stands up from Laine's guard - Tallon perhaps looking for a knockout.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Tallon scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Laine doesn't seem bothered though.
Tallon avoids the body shot from Laine.
Tallon throws a leg kick that misses.
Laine takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
A swing and a miss from Laine.
A good leg kick by Tallon.
Laine looks for the body kick but Tallon saw that one coming.
Tallon gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Laine.
Laine is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Tallon.
Tallon tries to counter with a clinch but Laine shakes him off and moves away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine avoids the body shot from Tallon.
Good work by Laine as he checks the leg kick.
Laine 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.
Laine keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Laine misses with a low kick.
Laine lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Tallon circles away quickly and effectively.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Tallon 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 Laine has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Laine and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Tallon looks to land a right hand but Laine moved out of range.
Laine drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Laine doesn't manage to clinch there - Tallon circles away.
Tallon throws a hook but Laine blocks it.
Tallon throws an overhand right that lands on Laine's shoulder, as Laine tries to avoid the shot.
As Tallon backs away, Laine returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Laine with a hook.
Laine tries to work over Tallon's front leg with a kick but Tallon checks it.
Tallon tries to work over Laine's front leg with a kick but Laine checks it.
Laine throws a head kick but Tallon moves out of range.
Tallon ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Laine moves away.
The fighters circling - Laine throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Tallon turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Laine lands a head kick!
Tallon blocks a leg kick.
Laine lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Tallon takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Tallon tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Laine paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Laine staying out of range there.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Tallon throws a hook but Laine avoids it easily.
Laine misses with a looping left.
Tallon lands a body shot.
Laine throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Laine swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Tallon misses with a wild body shot.
Tallon throws a nice inside leg kick.
Tallon misses with a straight right.
Laine takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Tallon just misses with a punch to the body.
Laine is looking to land body kicks.
Laine misses with a hook.
Laine tries to work over Tallon's front leg with a kick but Tallon checks it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Tallon misses with a low kick.
Laine is looking to chop away at Tallon's legs.
Tallon only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Tallon takes one to the chin there.
Laine moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Tallon tries to clinch but Laine moves out of range.
Laine quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Tallon lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Laine at a distance.
Laine throws a nice outside leg kick.
A cross from Laine lands.
Laine throws a lazy head kick
and Tallon counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.
Tallon tries a head kick but it misses.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Tallon 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 Laine has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Laine and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Laine quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Tallon blocks a leg kick.
Laine avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Laine tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Tallon was well out of range. Poor timing from Laine.
Tallon slips under a jab from Laine.
Laine misses the shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine lands a nice looking body shot.
Laine misses with a wild body shot.
A lazy left from Tallon finds it's target.
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!
Laine lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Laine swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Tallon.
Laine feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Tallons jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Tallon on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Tallon lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Laine lands a nice looking body shot.
Laine fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Tallon checks it well.
Tallon is looking to clinch but Laine is avoiding it.
Tallon fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
A good leg kick by Tallon.
Laine thuds a left hand into Tallon's body.
Laine tries to bum rush Tallon with a series of wild strikes but Tallon uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Laine misses with an uppercut.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Pako Laine had his way with Sean Tallon in that round.
That's time! Back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Laine lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Tallon thows a leg kick but Laine checks it

and Laine counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Tallon!

Tallon throws Laine to one side and escapes!
Laine wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
A jab lands there for Laine.
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!
Tallon takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Tallon throws a nice inside leg kick.
Tallon checks a leg kick.
Tallon throws a body punch but Laine moves out of range.
Tallon scores with a punch to the head.
Laine scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Laine throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.

Laine has closed the distance and engaged Tallon in a clinch.
Tallon is leaning against Laine and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Tallon misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Tallon has a couple of punches blocked by Laine.
Tallon lands with a light punch inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Tallon has a couple of punches blocked by Laine.
Laine with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
A nice left hand lands by Tallon.
Laine fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Laine prevents a body shot from Tallon.
Laine tries to land knees in the clinch but Tallon avoids the damage to the body.
Tallon lands a shoulder strike.
Laine swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Tallon fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Tallon misses with the head strike.
Tallon blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Tallon fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Tallon lands an uppercut.
Laine blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Tallon tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Still in the clinch, Tallon scores with a nice short uppercut.
Laine putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Tallon in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Still in the clinch, Laine scores with a nice short uppercut.
Tallon is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Laine utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
Laine lands with a right to the head.
Laine connects with a nasty looking knee right to Tallon's face.
Tallon can't find room to land a body shot as Laine controls the action.
Tallon throws a head punch that misses.
Tallon can't find room to land a body shot as Laine controls the action.
Laine is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Tallon is defending well for now.
A shot in the inside from Laine.
Tallon tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Laine's elbow.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Laine.
A head punch on the inside from Tallon fails to land.
Tallon has a couple of punches blocked by Laine.
A head punch on the inside from Tallon fails to land.
Tallon misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Laine misses with a punch to the body.
Laine lands a nice shot to the body.
Tallon swings wildly with an uppercut but Laine uses good head movement to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine blocks a body shot from Tallon.
Laine lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!

It looks like Sean Tallon has been cut.
Laine misses with some punches.
Tallon lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Laine misses with a hook from the clinch.
Laine trying to land knees to the body.
Laine missing with knees to the body.
Tallon blocks an uppercut.
Laine lands a body punch in the clinch.
Tallon lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Laine working aggressively here.
Tallon lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Tallon misses with a hook to the ribs.
Tallon misses with a punch to the body.
Laine tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Tallon's elbow.
Laine is trying to pull guard but Tallon turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Laine scores with a shoulder strike.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Laine.
Laine throws a head punch that misses.

Laine has clasped his hands together around Tallon's back... aaand, he's got a takedown into side control. Nicely done.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Tallon dodges the ground and pound from Laine.

Laine is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Tallon has escaped the position, nice work there.
Tallon is trying to control Laine's posture but Laine avoids it.

Laine tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Laine has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Tallon can't do much from the bottom here.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Laine tries for a kimura but Tallon is defending well.
Tallon prevents Laine from moving into mount.

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 Pako Laine.
I think Laine 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 Don Winkell scores the fight 50:46
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 48:47
Judge Percy O'Donnell scores the fight 49:47

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Pako Laine!

Pako Laine was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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Event: CEC 603     
Date:   Jul 25, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Pako Laine (ranked 227 p4p, 30 weight class) and Jesus Chico Grande (ranked 346 p4p, 40 weight class). Laine comes to the cage accompanied by Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi. Grande has chosen Dead By Dawn by Deicide as his entrance music. Jesus Chico Grande is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

174 cm
35
146 lbs
26 - 12 - 0
165 cm
32
145 lbs
14 - 5 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Jesus Chico Grande!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A shot to the liver by Grande. Beautiful body shot.
Grande throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Laine has a nice red mark on his side after a thudding body kick by Grande.
Laine tries a head kick but it misses.

Grande gets a clinch.

Laine pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Laine throws a jab but it's blocked by Grande.
Grande is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Laine.
Grande takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
A bone on bone clash there as Grande blocks the leg kick.
Grande pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Laine misses with a looping right.
Laine fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Grande.
An inside leg kick lands from Grande.
Laine tries to work over Grande's front leg with a kick but Grande checks it.
Grande 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.
Laine misses with a straight left.
Grande checks the leg kick nicely there.
Laine moves away from the strike by Grande.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Grande throws a shot from downtown. Laine moves away and avoids it.
Laine swings for the body but Grande moves out of range.
Laine throws a nice looking combination but Grande bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
An inside leg kick lands from Laine.
Laine throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.

Laine has taken the fight to the clinch.
Laine throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Grande blocks it with crossed arms.
Laine lands a knee to the head.
Grande lands a shoulder strike.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Grande.
Laine lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Grande lands with a light punch inside.
Laine lands a good knee to the midsection. Grande won't want to take too many of those.
Grande misses with the head strike.
Laine missing with knees to the body.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Grande lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Laine lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Grande or not.
Laine takes a shot to the head.
Grande struggles to land a body shot inside as Laine controls his hands.
Grande swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Laine throws a head punch that misses.
Grande struggles to land a body shot inside as Laine controls his hands.
Grande managing to block the knees to the body from Laine.
Grande tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Laine's elbow.
Laine scores with a shoulder strike.
Grande lands on the inside with an uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Laine has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Grande is trying to keep an underhook but Laine manages to get the takedown into half guard.

Laine wants to work for an arm triangle but Grande is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.
Laine tries to pass to full mount but Grande defends it.
Laine moves into full mount! Grande won't be happy about that!

Grande defends a decent attempt at a guillotine from Laine.
Grande wants to try and get back to his feet.
Grande is controlling an arm, preventing Laine from taking his back. Although keeping him in mount is no better to be honest.

Laine swings around for an armbar but it's a sloppy attempt and Grande is now in Laine's guard. A big mistake from Laine there, giving up the dominant position!
Grande really doesn't want to stay on the ground with Laine. If he can't get it back to his feet, it's only a matter of time before he'll be tapping out.

Laine working for submissions but it's allowed Grande to get to half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Grande stands up and beckons Laine to join him on the feet.
Laine dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Grande. That did some damage!

Laine has managed to clinch.
Grande misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Laine lands a right hand.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Grande pushes Laine back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Laine misses with a hook from the clinch.
Grande tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Grande lands a nice uppercut.
Grande doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A short left from Laine.
Grande lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Grande lands with a light punch inside.
Grande blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A shot in the inside from Grande.
Grande lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
Laine doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine is trying to pull guard but Grande turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Laine tries to score a body lock takedown but Grande shows good agility there to stay on his feet.

Laine breaks from the clinch.
Grande misses with an uppercut. Laine saw that one coming.
Grande scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Grande lands with a good body shot.
Laine connects with a nice looking jab.
Laine bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Grande throws a shot to the body.
Jesus Chico Grande is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

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

Laine is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.

Laine is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Grande is just riding it out for now. Laine eventually gives up the hold.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Laine wants to pass to mount but Grande is defending the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Laine takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Laine shoots in for a takedown but Grande shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
A countering left hand to the body from Grande misses.
Grande scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Grande connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Grande wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Grande darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Grande avoids the head kick by Laine.
A shot to the liver by Grande. Beautiful body shot.
Laine tries to land a leg kick but Grande saw it coming and moves away.
Grande bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Grande throws a shot to the body.
Grande scores with a decent looking hook.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Grande avoids the head kick by Laine.
Grande lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Laine backs up against the cage.
Laine wants to clinch up but Grande keeps it at a distance.
Laine takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Grande throws a low kick but Laine moves out of range easily.
Laine ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Grande moves away.
Laine is looking to land body kicks.
Laine on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A punch lands to the side of Grande 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Laine steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Grande.
Grande feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Laine's calf.
Grande takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Jesus Chico Grande seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Grande throws a looping overhand right but Laine ducks down to avoid it.
Grande uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Laine.
Laine takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Grande lands with a thumping leg kick.
Grande on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Laine fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Grande is out of range.
Grande defending well as Laine loads up on a big left hand.
Good leg kick by Laine there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Laine rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Grande counters with a thumping low kick.
Grande takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Laine misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Grande feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Laine's calf.
Grande throws a lazy uppercut

and Laine counters with a takedown into side control! That could mean trouble for Grande!
Grande is trying to get back to his feet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Grande regains half guard, as Laine was trying to land strikes.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Laine wants to advance to full mount but Grande doesn't think that's going to happen and regains full guard instead.
Laine is pushing down on Grande's leg trying to pass to half guard. Grande is fighting to maintain full guard but Laine has managed to sneak the leg through.
Laine trying to pass the guard but Grande defending well.
Laine prevents Grande from standing back up.
Laine wants to pass to mount but Grande is defending the position.
Laine moves nicely into side control.
Laine prevents Grande from escaping the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Laine goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Grande rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Laine's guard! Nice work there by Grande!

Grande gets to his feet - Laine follows without any prompting.
Laine pivots, looking for a leg kick but Grande is out of range and Laine settles back down.
Grande swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Laine.
Grande ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Laine moves away.
Grande throws a lazy right hand but Laine sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
The fight stays on the outside here - Laine looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Laine looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Grande misses with an uppercut.
Laine misses with a looping right.
A big left from Grande misses.
Laine with a hook.
Laine ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Grande moves away.
A punch lands to the side of Grande 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Grande connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Grande misses with a wild body shot.
Grande lands a body shot.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Grande misses with a body shot.
Laine moves away from the strike by Grande.
Grande lands a body shot.
Grande punishes Laine's body with a nice straight punch.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Laine.
Grande feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Laines jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!

Laine moves into range and clinches up with Grande.
Grande blocking some punches.
Laine lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Laine missing with knees to the body.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Laine.
Laine misses with a knee to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Laine.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Laine pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Laine throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Grande fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Grande scores with a hook.
Laine throws a low kick but Grande moves out of range easily.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jesus Chico Grande showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
That's time! Back to the action! Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Grande digs a good body shot into Laine's ribs.
Laine throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Grande swings for the body but Laine moves out of range.
Laine pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Grande keeps the fight on the outside.
Laine moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
A head kick misses from Laine.
Laine throws out a loose jab but Grande uses good head movement to avoid it.
No luck for Laine with that takedown attempt.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Grande.
Laine throws a chopping leg kick but Grande manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Laine tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Grande takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Grande tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Laine was well out of range. Poor timing from Grande.
Grande throws a head kick that Laine semi-blocks.
Laine throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Laine takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
A nice leg kick lands there from Grande.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Grande checks the leg kick nicely there.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Grande fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Laine has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Laine 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.
Sloppy strikes from Laine. Those never looked like landing.
Laine lands a leg kick that knocks Grande off balance momentarily.
A telegraphed right hand from Laine misses the target.
Good standup being displayed there by Laine as he connects with a hook.
Laine takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Grande throws a nice inside leg kick.
Grande takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Laine uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Grande.
Laine throwing a counter right hand but Grande manages to avoid it.
Laine misses with an uppercut. Grande saw that one coming.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Grande!
This has been an exciting period of action!
The fighters circling - Grande throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Grande misses with a body kick.
Laine steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Grande. That one must have hurt.
Laine wants to slow Grande down by chopping away at his legs.
Laine throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Laine takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Laine misses with a looping left.
Pako Laine has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Grande pivots, looking for a leg kick but Laine is out of range and Grande settles back down.
Grande throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Laine on the side of the head.
A head kick misses from Laine.
Laine misses the jab.
Grande throws out a counter right but Laine avoids it with no problem.
Grande misses with a straight left.
Grande looks to land a left hand but Laine moved out of range nicely.
Laine on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Grande tries a head kick but it misses.
Laine misses the body punch
and Grande counters with a nice body shot.
Grande throws a quick inside leg kick.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Laine.
Grande stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Laine.
Grande connects with a solid leg kick.
Grande lands a right hook to the body.
Grande avoids the head kick by Laine.
Grande moves out of range as Laine throws a body kick.
It seemed like Grande was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.
Grande moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Laine throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Some bone on bone action there as Grande checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Grande blocks a leg kick.
Good standup being displayed there by Grande as he connects with a hook.
Laine uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Grande.
Grande uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Laine.
Laine missing with a left hand there. Grande was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Grande's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
A nice inside leg kick there by Grande. That's going to slow Laine down.
Laine stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Grande.
Laine shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Grande lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Laine misses the jab.
Grande looks to throw the jab but Laine is out of range.
That kick from Grande tenderised Laine's leg. Laine is trying to keep his angry face on.
Grande dodges the punch combination from Laine.
Grande slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Laine tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
An inside leg kick from Laine misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Grande punishes Laine's body with a nice straight punch.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Grande ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Laine moves away.
It looked like Laine wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Grande scores with a shot to the body.
Laine displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Grande throws out the jab.
Some bone on bone action there as Grande checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
A nice leg kick lands there from Grande.
Grande checks the leg kick nicely there.
Grande dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Laine. That did some damage!
Laine wants to land a leg kick but Grande is out of range.
Grande misses the shot to the body.
Grande looks to land a right hand but Laine moved out of range.
Grande throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Laine stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Grande on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Grande lands with a thumping leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A shot to the liver by Grande. Beautiful body shot.
Laine waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Grande.
Grande looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Laine looks like he's developed a pretty tasty lump over his left eye. He'll need to avoid taking much more damage to that.
Grande slips under a jab.
Grande doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Laine throws a head kick that misses.
Laine throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Grande sees it coming and avoids it easily.

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Jesus Chico Grande!

Post fight, an emotional Jesus Chico Grande said 'Stop saying that I look like Goofy! In Colombia, I am known as La Bestia! Stop saying that I look like the Disney character! '.
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Event: CEC 600     
Date:   Jul 11, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Pako Laine (ranked 101 p4p, 13 weight class) and De Bruyne (ranked 120 p4p, 18 weight class). Laine comes into the arena with Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi blaring out of the sound system. Bruyne has chosen Busta Rhymes - Other Side Of The Road as his entrance music. This should be a great matchup!

174 cm
35
146 lbs
26 - 11 - 0
175 cm
35
160 lbs
38 - 13 - 4
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the featherweight 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 Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 38 wins, 13 losses and 4 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, De Bruyne!
The judges for this bout are Frank Antenori, Timothy Bukovac and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Laine misses with a looping right.
Bruyne lands a jab.
Laine sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Bruyne motions for Laine to come forward. Bruyne throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Laine misses with a body kick.
Bruyne 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.
Laine lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Laine feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Bruyne's calf.
Laine thows a left - swing and a miss!
Laine checks a leg kick.
Bruyne keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Bruyne scores with a nice head shot.
A left lands for Bruyne.
Bruyne walks into a straight right hand from Laine.
Laine slips a jab from Bruyne.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bruyne uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Laine.
Bruyne moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Bruyne jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Bruyne moves out of range of the body kick from Laine.
A punch lands to the side of Bruyne 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Laine throws an overhand right that lands on Bruyne's shoulder, as Bruyne tries to avoid the shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bruyne.
Bruyne uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Laine.
Bruyne lands a nice hook to Laine's body. Laine takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Laine is looking to chop away at Bruyne's legs.
Laine throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Bruyne sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Laine uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bruyne.
Laine appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Laine scores with a shot to the body.
Laine blocks the body kick.
Laine misses with a wild body shot.
Bruyne throws the left hand but Laine avoids the punch easily.
Bruyne moves out of range as Laine strikes.
Bruyne throws out a loose jab but Laine uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bruyne missing with a left hand there. Laine was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Laine scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Laine connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Bruyne's hands.
Bruyne throws a shot from downtown. Laine moves away and avoids it.
Laine checks a low kick from Bruyne.
Bruyne throws a body kick that digs right into the meat.
Bruyne on the wrong end of a nice jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Bruyne is looking to score with low kicks.
Bruyne lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Bruyne turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Laine looking to land some kicks to the body here.
A good leg kick by Laine.
Bruyne throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Laine cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Laine throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Laine throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A lazy body kick from Bruyne
and Laine counters with a nice uppercut.
Bruyne throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Laine works the jab nicely.
Laine loads up on a big right hand but Bruyne slips the punch.
Laine misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Laine goes for a double leg but Bruyne avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Bruyne continues to drive forward.
Laine sizes up Bruyne with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Bruyne throws a hook but Laine blocks it.
Bruyne pushes Laine away with a front kick.
Bruyne scores with a hook to the body. Laine takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Bruyne keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bruyne connects with the punch.
Bruyne avoids the head kick by Laine.
Laine swings and misses with a hook to the body.
De Bruyne is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Laine scores with a hook to the body. Bruyne takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Laine takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Bruyne throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
An attempted straight right counter from Laine misses the target.
Laine keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Laine throws a leg kick but Bruyne sees it coming and checks it nicely.
A big right from Laine misses.
Laine avoids the body shot from Bruyne.
Bruyne lands a jab.
Bruyne lands a front kick.
Laine checks a leg kick.
Laine is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Bruyne checks a leg kick.
Laine gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Bruyne connects with a body shot.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Laine punishes Bruyne's body with a nice straight punch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bruyne throws a leg kick but Laine moved away.
Some wild striking there from Laine.
Bruyne appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Bruyne blocks a jab.
Laine lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Laine misses with a straight left.
A jab from Bruyne misses.
Laine attempts a counter takedown but Bruyne avoids it well and moves away.
Laine is looking to clinch.
Bruyne takes a swing at Laine's ribcage but misses.
Bruyne's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Laine connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Bruyne scrambles back to his feet.
Bruyne throws a shot from downtown. Laine moves away and avoids it.
Laine looks to score with a jab to the body but Bruyne is just out of range.
Laine misses with a left hand
letting Bruyne counter with a right hand.
Laine throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Bruyne counters with an inside leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Laine misses with a low kick.
It seemed like Bruyne was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Laine misses with a right hand
and Bruyne counters with a stiff right hand.
Bruyne throws out a powerful jab.
Laine scores with a jab to the jaw.
Bruyne fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
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.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Bruyne pivots, looking for a leg kick but Laine is out of range and Bruyne settles back down.
Laine appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Laine misses with a low kick.
Bruyne misses with a body kick.
Laine fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Bruyne is out of range.
Laine showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Bruyne.
Bruyne walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
An inside leg kick from Laine misses.
Laine misses with the body kick
and Bruyne counters with a two punch combo.
Bruyne fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Laine manages to avoid it.
Laine swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Bruyne on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Laine pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A slow jab from Bruyne misses its intended target.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Laine.
Bruyne tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Laine was well out of range. Poor timing from Bruyne.
Laine throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Bruyne looks to land a right hand but Laine moved out of range.
Laine was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Bruyne digs a good body shot into Laine's ribs.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Bruyne tests Laine's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Bruyne lands with a nice body kick.
Laine takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Laine lands a jab to Bruyne's midsection.
Laine throws a shot from downtown. Bruyne moves away and avoids it.
Laine ducks under a wild hook from Bruyne.
A swing and a miss from Bruyne.
Laine has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Bruyne.
Bruyne misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Laine.
Bruyne throws a hook but Laine blocks it.
Bruyne blocks a jab.
Bruyne checks the leg kick nicely there.
Bruyne slips under a jab.
Laine lands a jab to the head.
Bruyne displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Laine throws out the jab.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Bruyne! But no joy.
Laine scores with a nice strike.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Laine misses with a low kick.
Bruyne jabs Laine right on the nose. Laine blinks but takes it well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bruyne takes a jab right on the kisser.
Laine connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Bruyne keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Laine.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Bruyne lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Laine circles away quickly and effectively.
Laine fires out a quick counter leg kick but Bruyne just manages to avoid it.
Bruyne throws a lazy right hand but Laine sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
De Bruyne seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Bruyne throws a leg kick
and Laine makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Bruyne lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Laine throws a hook but Bruyne blocks it.
Laine thows a left - swing and a miss!
Bruyne misses with a looping left.
Laine fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Bruyne on the side of the head.
Laine scoring well with a low kick there.
Laine throws the left hand but Bruyne avoids the punch easily.
Laine attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Laine throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Bruyne's waist but Bruyne gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Laine off to one side.
Laine throws a low kick but Bruyne avoids it.
Bruyne looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Laine throws a nice inside leg kick.
Laine is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bruyne misses with a looping left.
Bruyne uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Bruyne swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Laine half committed to a counter leg kick.
Good shot there by Bruyne.
A big left from Laine misses.
Laine misses with a looping right.
Laine catches Bruyne with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Bruyne lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Bruyne has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Laine ducks under a wild hook from Bruyne.
Laine lunges at Bruyne with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Bruyne's hand.
Laine takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Laine misses with a looping left.
Bruyne counters with a body kick.
Laine throws an overhand right that lands on Bruyne's shoulder, as Bruyne tries to avoid the shot.
Bruyne just misses with a punch to the body.
Laine misses with an uppercut.
Laine tries to work over Bruyne's front leg with a kick but Bruyne checks it.
Laine with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Bruyne to score with a decent uppercut.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Laine misses with an uppercut. Bruyne saw that one coming.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Bruyne takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Bruyne tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Laine is able to avoid easily.
Laine throws a leg kick but Bruyne checks it.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Laine.
Bruyne checks a low kick from Laine.
Bruyne swings and misses with a hook to the body.
An attempted straight right counter from Laine misses the target.
Laine shoots in looking for a takedown. Bruyne tries to sprawl out of it but Laine keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Bruyne manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Bruyne jabs Laine to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Bruyne waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Laine.
A big left from Bruyne misses.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Laine slips under a jab.
Bruyne looks for the body kick but Laine saw that one coming.
Bruyne lands a nice looking body shot.
Laine slips under a jab.
Bruyne connects with a jab.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but De Bruyne will probably get the nod - 10:9.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Bruyne looks to land a left hand but Laine moved out of range nicely.
Laine slips a straight right by Bruyne.
Bruyne ducks under a wild hook from Laine.
Laine bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Bruyne's head backwards.
Bruyne misses the jab.
Laine throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Laine misses with a low kick as Bruyne jumps back.
A punch lands to the side of Laine 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Bruyne scores with the left hand. Laine knows he should have avoided that one.
Bruyne lands a nice leg kick that just misses Laine's sensitive parts.
Good leg kick by Laine there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Laine throws a half hearted mid kick.
Bruyne throws a leg kick that misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine throws a low kick but Bruyne avoids it.
Bruyne on the wrong end of a kick to the body.
Laine connects with a nice looking jab.
Laine bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Bruyne scores with a nice body kick.
Bruyne misses with a straight left.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine misses with a wild body shot.
Laine misses with the combination.
Bruyne connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Laine lands with a thumping leg kick.
Laine bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Bruyne's head.
Laine looks to throw the jab but Bruyne is out of range.
Laine chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Bruyne can pounce on him.
Bruyne lands a jab to Laine's midsection.
Bruyne misses with a hook.
A shot to the liver by Bruyne. Beautiful body shot.
Laine connects with a looping right hand.
A jab from Laine misses.
Bruyne throws the kick towards the body but Laine avoids it.
Bruyne throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Laine sees it coming and avoids it easily.
A little feinted left hand from Laine on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Bruyne 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.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Laine's corner calls for a 1-2. Laine obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bruyne bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Laine will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.
Laine throws a body punch but Bruyne moves out of range.
Bruyne clobbers Laine with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Laine fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Laine misses with a body shot.
Laine swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Bruyne counters with an outside leg kick.
Laine shoots in but Bruyne avoids the takedown attempt easily.
A clash of legs there as Laine blocks the low kick.
Bruyne lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Laine works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Bruyne ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Laine takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Laine fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Bruyne pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Bruyne throws a hook but Laine avoids it easily.
Laine half committed to a counter leg kick.
Laine looks to score with a jab to the body but Bruyne is just out of range.
Bruyne is trying to counter with his kicks.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bruyne throws a looping overhand right but Laine ducks down to avoid it.
Laine throws a jab but it's blocked by Bruyne.
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.
Laine blocks a jab.
Bruyne lands with a right hand.
The fighters circling - Laine throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Laine blocks a jab.
Laine rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Bruyne counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Laine misses with an uppercut.
Laine missing with a left hand there. Bruyne was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Bruyne clobbers Laine with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Laine waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Bruyne.
A nice leg kick lands there from Bruyne.
Laine throws a shot from downtown. Bruyne moves away and avoids it.
Laine fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Bruyne has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Bruyne lets loose with a powerful body kick. Laine will feel that in the morning.
Bruyne throws a lazy right hand but Laine sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Bruyne ducks under a wild hook from Laine.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Bruyne.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Bruyne swinging wildly here.
Bruyne misses the jab.
Bruyne throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Bruyne defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Laine.
Bruyne tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Laine is able to avoid easily.
A big left from Bruyne misses.
Laine throwing a counter right hand but Bruyne manages to avoid it.
Nice shot by Laine.
Laine's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Bruyne connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Laine scrambles back to his feet.
Laine throws a big shot that misses.
Laine misses with an uppercut.
Bruyne throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Laine stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Laine throws a big shot that misses.
Laine jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Bruyne fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Laine manages to avoid it.
Laine throws a sloppy head kick
and Bruyne counters with a slapping leg kick.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close third round but De Bruyne just about did enough to take it.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Bruyne connects with a body shot that sends Laine's belly button to the back.
Bruyne waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Laine.
Bruyne throws out a loose jab but Laine uses good head movement to avoid it.
Bruyne's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Laine shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Bruyne as he jumps to the side.
Laine scores with a sloppy right hand. Bruyne should have avoided that one.
Bruyne swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Laine avoids the body shot from Bruyne.
Laine shoots and misses
and Bruyne counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Laine has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Bruyne.
Laine scores with a crisp jab that stopped Bruyne in his tracks.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine throws a lazy right hand but Bruyne sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Laine slips a straight right by Bruyne.
Laine tries a low kick but Bruyne avoids it.
Bruyne feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Laines jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Bruyne feints and then cracks Laine's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Laine down.
A big left from Bruyne misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Bruyne is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Laine misses with a body kick.
Bruyne throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
Laine tries to clinch but Bruyne moves out of range.
Bruyne throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
A swing and a miss from Bruyne.
Bruyne lands a slapping body shot.
Bruyne lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
A jab from Bruyne does it's job there.
Bruyne misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Laine.
Laine bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Bruyne's head.
Bruyne punishes Laine's body with a nice straight punch.
Bruyne lands a nice leg kick that just misses Laine's sensitive parts.
Laine chopping away at his opponent's legs.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Laine throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Laine fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Pako Laine. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bruyne scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Laine takes a head kick and keeps coming.
Laine throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Laine throws a nice inside leg kick.
Jab by Bruyne.
Bruyne throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
That kick from Bruyne tenderised Laine's leg. Laine is trying to keep his angry face on.
Laine scores with a nice head shot.
Laine tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Bruyne paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Bruyne takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Laine tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bruyne was well out of range. Poor timing from Laine.
Laine uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Bruyne.
Bruyne checks a leg kick.
Laine misses with a straight left.
Bruyne lands a jab to Laine's midsection.
Nice jab there from Bruyne.
Bruyne tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A nice inside leg kick there by Bruyne. That's going to slow Laine down.
Laine bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Bruyne blocks a head kick by Laine.
Bruyne throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Laine throwing a counter right hand but Bruyne manages to avoid it.
Bruyne misses with a hook.
Laine scores with a jab to the body.
Bruyne misses with a hook.
Laine misses with a kick to the body.
A big right from Bruyne misses.
Bruyne throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Laine misses with a wild body shot.
Laine throws a big shot that misses.
Laine is looking to slow Bruyne down with leg kicks.
Laine lands a glancing blow to the side of Bruyne's head.
Bruyne misses with a kick to the body.
Bruyne changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Laine moves in looking to clinch but Bruyne pushes him off.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Nice body kick from Bruyne.
Laine throws a leg kick
and Bruyne counters with a nice uppercut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Bruyne moves out of range of the body kick from Laine.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Laine 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.
Laine missing with a left hand there. Bruyne was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Laine moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bruyne. Laine does a little dance to reset his feet.
Laine throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Laine takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Laine pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Laine slips a straight right by Bruyne.
A left lands for Bruyne.
Laine uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Bruyne.
Laine uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Bruyne.
Laine throws a leg kick but Bruyne sees it coming and moves out of range.
Laine shoots in and drives through. Bruyne sprawls well.
Bruyne tries a quick counter leg kick but Laine is wise to it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

De Bruyne dominated that fourth round.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Bruyne keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Laine.
Laine lands a jab to the nose.
Nice shot lands for Bruyne.
Laine checks the leg kick.
Laine smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
A big right from Laine misses.
Bruyne throws a leg kick that misses.
Laine tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Bruyne was well out of range. Poor timing from Laine.
A looping hook to the body misses from Bruyne. Laine does a little dance to reset his feet.
Bruyne uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Laine.
Laine keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Laine chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Bruyne can pounce on him.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Bruyne throws a nice outside leg kick.
Bruyne lands with a straight right. Laine didn't see that one coming.
Laine has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Bruyne finds it's way round the side to connect with Laine's head.
Laine keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Bruyne walks into a stiff left hand from Laine.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Bruyne works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Bruyne misses with a leg kick
and Laine counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Laine goes to the watering hole and comes back with a big thumbs up from the judges as he scores a three punch combo.
Laine throws an overhand right that lands on Bruyne's shoulder, as Bruyne tries to avoid the shot.
It seemed like Bruyne was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Laine takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Bruyne throws a lazy right hand but Laine sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Bruyne throws a front kick aimed at Laine's knee but Laine avoids it well.

Laine darts in and clinches Bruyne up against the cage.
Bruyne misses with some punches.

Bruyne breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Bruyne - that will leave a mark!
Laine throws a nice looking combination but Bruyne bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Bruyne slips under a jab.
Bruyne lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
A jab from Laine misses.
Pako Laine has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Bruyne misses with a body shot.

Laine shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Bruyne is trying to defend but Laine finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Laine throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Bruyne trying to control from the bottom.
Bruyne keeping control of the leg, stopping his opponent passing to mount.
Laine works his way into full mount!
Laine throwing strikes but Bruyne uses the opportunity to regain half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Bruyne blocking the ground and pound attempt from Laine.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Laine looks to land a strike but Bruyne avoids it nicely and regains full guard.
Bruyne is adopting a defensive guard.
Laine trying to control the position from guard on top but Bruyne is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Laine has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Laine looking to pass the guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Bruyne wants to stand up but Laine is controlling him.
Bruyne wants to improve his position but instead Laine has moved into half guard.
Bruyne is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

Laine is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Laine wants to pass to mount but Bruyne is defending the position.

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

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

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

De Bruyne took some time post fight to say the following; 'Peel Steel, you absolutely suck'.
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Event: CEC 594     
Date:   Jun 13, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Leonardo Da Silva (ranked 44 p4p, 6 weight class) and Pako Laine (ranked 38 p4p, 4 weight class). Da Silva comes to the cage accompanied by Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe. The crowd seem to be enjoying Laine's choice of entrance music: Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

167 cm
25
135 lbs
15 - 1 - 0
174 cm
35
146 lbs
26 - 10 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Leonardo Da Silva!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Frank Antenori and Timothy Bukovac.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Laine lands with a good body shot.
A looping hook to the body misses from Laine. Da Silva does a little dance to reset his feet.
Laine lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.

Laine darts in and clinches Da Silva up against the cage.
Laine misses with a knee strike.
Da Silva working aggressively here.
Laine tries to score a body lock takedown but Da Silva shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Laine tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Da Silva's elbow.
Laine lands a hook that snaps the head of Da Silva backwards.
Laine tries to land knees in the clinch but Da Silva avoids the damage to the body.
I was talking to Da Silva's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
A head punch on the inside from Da Silva fails to land.

Laine works for the underhooks and manages to get a trip takedown into guard.

Da Silva working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Laine doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Laine manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Laine chips away with some ground and pound.
Laine postures up in Da Silva's guard and throws a big left but Da Silva blocks it.
Laine looking to pass the guard.
Da Silva is trying to keep Laine in close.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine trying to control the position from guard on top but Da Silva is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Laine advances position into side control!
Laine throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
Laine working away.
Sloppy strikes there by Laine.

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

Laine thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva tries to buck Laine off but Laine is having none of it.

Laine is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Da Silva knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
The strikes coming from Laine are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Da Silva tries to improve position but can't.
Laine trying to control the action but Da Silva is working from the bottom.
Laine in side control, trying to ground and pound but not landing this time.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva can't do much from the bottom here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Da Silva manages to get back to half guard.
Laine prevents Da Silva from improving his position.
Laine controlling the action here.
Laine trying to pass the guard but Da Silva defending well.

Da Silva looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Da Silva desperately trying to maintain half guard.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.
Da Silva avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Laine.
Laine prevents Da Silva from improving his position.
Laine throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Laine thows a huge punch but Da Silva dodges it nicely.

Laine is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Da Silva doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Laine.

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

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


A big right from Laine misses.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
A head punch on the inside from Laine fails to land.
Laine with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
A short body shot lands from Laine as the two fighters clinch.
Laine misses with a short punch on the inside.
Laine tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Da Silva is leaning against Laine and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Laine misses with a short punch on the inside.
Da Silva misses with a short punch on the inside.
Laine tries a body shot but Da Silva blocks it.
Da Silva misses with a body punch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Da Silva.
Laine tries to land knees in the clinch but Da Silva avoids the damage to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Da Silva avoiding damage as Laine throws knees to the body.
Da Silva working aggressively here.
Da Silva throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Laine blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A short left from Da Silva.
Laine wants a takedown.
Da Silva managing to block the knees to the body from Laine.
Laine fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Laine with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Da Silva on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Pako Laine seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Da Silva on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Laine misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Da Silva.
Da Silva blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Laine blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Laine prevents a body shot from Da Silva.
Laine lands with a short shot to the head.
Da Silva lands a nice uppercut.
Da Silva lands a right hand that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Da Silva.
Laine can't find room to land a body shot as Da Silva controls the action.
Da Silva working aggressively here.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Da Silva.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Da Silva.
Da Silva scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Laine tries to land knees in the clinch but Da Silva avoids the damage to the body.
Laine blocking some punches.
Da Silva working aggressively here.
Da Silva lands with a good tight uppercut 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!
Da Silva blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine misses with a hook from the clinch.
Da Silva throws a head punch that misses.
Da Silva fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Da Silva tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Laine swings wildly with an uppercut but Da Silva uses good head movement to avoid it.
Da Silva swings away with an uppercut that misses.
A short uppercut from Da Silva.
Da Silva struggles to land a body shot inside as Laine controls his hands.
Laine using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Laine lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Da Silva backwards.
Nice body punch from Da Silva - that landed with a thud.
Laine has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Laine lands a shot to the body.
Da Silva prevents a takedown attempt there.
Da Silva lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.

Laine gets control of Da Silva's arms and successfully pulls guard. Laine will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
Laine keeping full guard, as Da Silva tries to pass.
Pako Laine has got the better of the ground game so far.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Laine had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Da Silva defends it easily.
Da Silva passes Laine's left leg - he's now in half guard.

Laine looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Da Silva wants to pass to mount but Laine is defending the position.
Da Silva seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Laine does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Laine is trying to control but Da Silva manages to pass to mount!
Da Silva wants to take Laine's back here but Laine is holding on to an arm, himself looking to escape.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine is working to get back to half guard.
Da Silva wants to control the pace but Laine is squirming around nicely.
Laine manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Da Silva wants to pass the guard but Laine is defending well.
Laine trying to control here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Leonardo Da Silva dominated that second round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!


Laine misses with a few strikes there.
Laine blocks the body kick.
Laine takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Da Silva doesn't manage to clinch there - Laine circles away.
Laine cracks Da Silva with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.
Laine misses with a leg kick
and Da Silva cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Laine tries to work over Da Silva's front leg with a kick but Da Silva checks it.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
The fighters circling - Laine throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Laine misses with a hook.
Laine just misses with a punch to the body.
Laine tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Da Silva tries to close the distance and clinch but Laine swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Laine takes a swing at Da Silva's ribcage but misses.
Laine on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Da Silva. Da Silva obviously looking to wear him down.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Da Silva takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Da Silva tries to clinch there but Laine circles away.

Da Silva has closed the distance and engaged Laine in a clinch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Da Silva lands a left hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Laine blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Da Silva tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Da Silva lands a nice uppercut.
Laine missing with knees to the body.
Da Silva managing to block the knees to the body from Laine.
Da Silva lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Laine's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Laine swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Da Silva scores with a nice hook to the head.
Laine tries a knee to the head but Da Silva blocks it.
Da Silva tries to throw a body punch but Laine avoids it by throwing Da Silva back against the cage.
Laine takes a shot to the head.
Da Silva can't find room to land a body shot as Laine controls the action.
Da Silva working aggressively here.
Laine trying to land knees to the body.
Laine missing with knees to the body.
Laine tries a knee to the head but Da Silva blocks it.
A short right from Da Silva.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Laine throws a punch but it's blocked by Da Silva.
A shot in the inside from Da Silva.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva swings wildly with an uppercut but Laine uses good head movement to avoid it.
Laine misses with the head strike.
Laine lands a hook to the side of the head.
Laine working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Da Silva is leaning against Laine and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Laine.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Da Silva.
Da Silva scores with a shot to the side of Laine's head.
Da Silva pushes Laine back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.

Laine lands a nice trip takedown into half guard.
Laine takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Da Silva slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Da Silva tries to land a sweep but no joy.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Da Silva is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Laine is looking for a sweep. Da Silva is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Da Silva trying to mount his opponent but Laine defends it.
Laine trying to control but Da Silva postures up.

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.
Laine is refusing to be controlled, as Da Silva sits in half guard.
Laine trying to hold on to Da Silva's head to control him but Da Silva postures up.

Da Silva seems to be looking for submissions.
Laine wants to improve his position but Da Silva is controlling well.

Da Silva is looking for a kimura but Laine is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Da Silva to get the leverage.
Laine trying to control from the bottom.
Da Silva seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Laine does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.

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 Leonardo Da Silva.
I think Da Silva 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 29:28
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 29:28
Judge Timothy Bukovac scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Leonardo Da Silva!

Leonardo Da Silva was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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Event: CEC 587     
Date:   May 09, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Pako Laine (ranked 56 p4p, 6 weight class) and Jolly Leg Byrd (ranked 125 p4p, 13 weight class). Laine comes to the cage accompanied by Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

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34
146 lbs
25 - 10 - 0
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35
149 lbs
29 - 13 - 2
Abu Dhabi Champ
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Insanely flexible
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 13 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Jolly Leg Byrd!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Timothy Bukovac and Don Winkell.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Laine closes the distance and gets a trip takedown into side control. Byrd quickly recovers to half guard.
Byrd is refusing to be controlled, as Laine sits in half guard.
Byrd is trying is best to control the position here.

Laine is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Byrd doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Laine.
Byrd trying to control from the bottom.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Byrd keeping control of the position.
Laine thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine is looking to take a break and control but Byrd is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Byrd has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Laine is working away from the top position though.
Byrd is controlling Laine's trapped leg to prevent Laine from advancing to side control.
Laine throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Byrd keeping hold of Laine's head, controlling as best he can.
Byrd wants to control but Laine is keeping busy.

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.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Byrd connects with a good right hand that stumbles Laine. Laine circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Byrd pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Byrd is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Laine.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Laine checks a leg kick.
It looked like Laine wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Laine lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Byrd tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Laine has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Laine there as he acknowledges the shot.
Byrd throws a chopping leg kick but Laine manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Byrd throws a body punch but Laine moves out of range.
Byrd is looking to slow Laine down with leg kicks.
Laine throws an off balance right hand
and Byrd counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Byrd lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Laine throws a lazy right hand but Byrd sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Laine tries to clinch but Byrd is having none of it.
Laine scores with a jab. Byrd acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Laine throws a lazy right hand but Byrd sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Byrd throws a leg kick but Laine sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Byrd shoots in looking for a takedown but Laine manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Byrd's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
It looked like Laine wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.

Laine closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Byrd's guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine is fighting to break Byrd's control of his arms but Byrd is doing a good job of controlling the position at the moment.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Byrd trying to control the position.
Laine postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Byrd has been taking part in the yoga sessions down at Team Alpha Midget. Presumably he's going to look for a slick submission... Or maybe he's looking to avoid one.
Laine looking to pass the guard.
Byrd is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Laine missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Byrd has his hands on Laine's head, controlling the position.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Laine throws a quick inside leg kick.
Byrd throws a big shot that misses.
Laine takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
An inside leg kick from Byrd misses.
Byrd ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Nice shot by Laine.
Laine gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Laine fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Byrd on the side of the head.
Laine looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Laine shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Byrd misses with an attempted mid kick.
Byrd cracks a nice hook into Laine's ribs.
Laine missing with a left hand there. Byrd was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Byrd looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Byrd blocks the body kick.
Laine moves into range and connects with a jab.
Byrd lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Byrd throws a shot from downtown. Laine moves away and avoids it.
Byrd misses with a low kick.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Laine scores with a nice hook to the head.
Byrd lands a hook that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
A body shot lands from Byrd.
Laine lands a left hand.
Laine blocking some punches.
Laine lands with a light punch inside.
Laine swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Laine scores with a nice hook to the head.
Byrd misses with a punch to the body.
Byrd trying to stall but Laine improves his position.
Laine blocks an uppercut.
I was talking to Laine's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Byrd misses with a punch on the inside.
Byrd lands with a short shot to the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Laine tries to pull guard but Byrd holds him up against the cage and eventually Laine drops back down to his feet.
Laine tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Laine landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Laine lands a right hand that snaps the head of Byrd backwards.
Byrd lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Laine backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine looking to throw knees to the head but Byrd is blocking nicely.
Laine tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Byrd gets through Laine's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Laine lands a good knee to the midsection. Byrd won't want to take too many of those.
Byrd swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Laine missing with knees to the body.
Byrd lands with a light punch inside.
Laine blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Laine tries to pull guard but Byrd holds him up against the cage and eventually Laine drops back down to his feet.
Byrd lands with a right to the head.
A head punch on the inside from Byrd fails to land.
Byrd misses with a body punch.
Byrd is trying to stall.
Laine lands a nice uppercut.
Byrd on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.

Byrd decides to pull guard.
Byrd seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Byrd working a defensive guard but Laine passes into half guard.
Byrd has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Laine is working away from the top position though.
Byrd moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Byrd looking to control.
Laine tries to free his leg and advance position but Byrd is retaining full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Laine trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Byrd is avoiding any damage by keeping wrist control.
Byrd looking to control.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
Byrd has Laine pulled in close to control his posture.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Laine sizes up Byrd with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Byrd lands a nice hook to Laine's body. Laine takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.

Byrd closes the distance and clinches.
Laine lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Byrd misses with a hook to the ribs.
A short right from Laine.
Byrd blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Byrd is trying to maintain a safe position but Laine gets an underhook and turns Byrd into the cage.
Byrd swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Laine prevents a body shot from Byrd.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Byrd takes a knee right on the jaw!
A short uppercut from Laine.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Laine.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Laine misses with a punch on the inside.
Byrd lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Laine misses with a body punch.
Laine digs a right hand underneath Byrd's ribcage. Byrd let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Laine with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Laine jumps guard but Byrd stands there with Laine around his waist. Laine gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Pako Laine. That's going to take a lot out of him.
A right hand to the body from Byrd.
Byrd has a couple of punches blocked by Laine.
Laine tries to land knees in the clinch but Byrd avoids the damage to the body.
Laine lands with a right to the head.

Laine pulls Byrd into guard.
Laine keeping moving, preventing Byrd from controlling successfully.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Pako Laine dominated that second round.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! Let's get this one finished - here comes the final round!



Byrd has taken the fight to the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Byrd fails to land.
Byrd goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Byrd tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Byrd misses with some punches.
Pako Laine has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Knees to the body from Laine.
Laine tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Byrd smiles and moves away.
Laine on the wrong end of a nice hook.
A slow jab from Laine misses its intended target.
Laine throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
A nice side step and Byrd releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Byrd keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Laine scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Laine throws a leg kick but Byrd sees it coming and checks it nicely.
A swing and a miss from Byrd.
Decent striking displayed by Byrd there.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Laine closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Byrd did well to prevent Laine getting side control.
Laine is just content to waste time from the top position. Byrd takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.
Laine throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Byrd works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Pako Laine overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Byrd can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Laine controls the pace.
Byrd managing to control the position.
Jolly Leg Byrd has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

Byrd working for a triangle but Laine defends it easily.
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.
Laine being controlled here momentarily.

Byrd has an active guard here but Laine has managed to pass into half guard.
Byrd is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Byrd trying to control but Laine postures up.
Laine is looking to advance position but Byrd won't allow it.
Laine is trying to control. Byrd wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

Laine seems to be looking for submissions.
Byrd preventing any damage for now, controlling his opponent's head.
Byrd wants to control but Laine is keeping busy and won't allow it.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.

Laine clinches up with Byrd and pushes him back against the cage.
Byrd goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Laine working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Laine misses with a hook to the ribs.
Byrd is working hard here but doesn't seem to be able to control effectively, up against the cage.
Byrd lands with a short shot to the head.
Laine trying to land knees to the body.
Laine tries to land knees in the clinch but Byrd avoids the damage to the body.
Laine lands a nice knee to the body.

Byrd has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Laine uses from the top position.
Byrd is pulling down on Laine's head to control his posture.
Laine trying to control but Byrd is working from the bottom.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

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 Pako Laine.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Laine, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

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

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Pako Laine!

In his post fight interview, Pako Laine started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: UGD 108:Rumlow Vs Hill     
Date:   Apr 13, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Pako Laine (ranked 102 p4p, 18 weight class) and Archie Griffiths (ranked 129 p4p, 22 weight class). Laine's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi. Man, I cannot wait for this one!

174 cm
34
146 lbs
24 - 10 - 0
175 cm
30
147 lbs
14 - 2 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 2 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Archie Griffiths!
The judges for this bout are Percy O'Donnell, Frank Antenori and Jack Bonds.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Laine is looking to land body kicks.

Laine moves into range and clinches up with Griffiths.

Griffiths breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Laine throws a front kick aimed at Griffiths's knee but Griffiths avoids it well.
Griffiths fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Laine manages to avoid it.
Laine is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Griffiths.
Laine waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Griffiths.
Nice shot lands for Laine.
Griffiths throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Laine's head.
Laine scores with a kick to the body.
Griffiths displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Laine throws out the jab.
Laine sets himself, and Griffiths steps forward looking for the clinch! Laine avoids it this time.
Laine with a nice cross.
Griffiths takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Laine shoots in looking for a takedown but Griffiths manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Laine's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Griffiths tries to clinch up.
Nice shot by Griffiths.
A good leg kick by Griffiths.
Griffiths misses with a body shot.

Griffiths rushes Laine and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Laine trying to land knees to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Griffiths tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Griffiths's corner are urging him to control the action in the clinch for a moment, rather than mount any serious offense. I'm sure the crowd appreciate those instructions... not.
Griffiths lands a right hand.
Our sources have told us that Laine has been working on his knees in the buildup to the fight.
Laine missing with knees to the body.
Griffiths tries to work over Laine's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Laine has Griffiths pressed up against the cage. He's trying to work for a single leg takedown. Laine pulls back from the cage and twists to the side, sending Griffiths tumbling to the mat - Laine dives into Griffiths's guard.
Laine pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Griffiths is keeping the position for now.
Laine throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Laine throwing strikes from guard but Griffiths blocks nicely.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Laine wants to control from the top but Griffiths keeps moving.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Griffiths is keeping the position for now.
Laine wants to control from the top but Griffiths keeps moving.
Laine trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Griffiths pushes Laine off for just long enough to get back to his feet. Very athletic spring there.
Griffiths plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Griffiths takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Griffiths throws a jab but it's blocked by Laine.
Laine pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Laine misses with an uppercut. Griffiths saw that one coming.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths lands a nice shot that snaps Laine's head back.
Laine looks to land a right hand but Griffiths moved out of range.
Griffiths tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Laine paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Griffiths misses with a hook.
Nice body punch from Griffiths.
Laine throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Griffiths counters with a straight right hand.
Griffiths throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Laine stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Griffiths.
Griffiths chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Laine connects with the punch.
Griffiths misses the shot to the body.
Laine half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Archie Griffiths is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Laine misses with a low kick.
Nice defenses there by Griffiths.
A jab from Griffiths does it's job there.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Griffiths thows a body kick. Laine tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Nice uppercut lands for Laine. That snapped Griffiths's head back.
Griffiths connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Laine's hands.
Jab by Laine.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine misses with a looping right.
Laine moves out of range of the leg kick from Griffiths.
Griffiths throws a head kick but Laine moves out of range.
A slow jab from Laine misses its intended target.
Griffiths throws the left hand but Laine avoids the punch easily.
Griffiths tries a head kick but it misses.
Laine gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Griffiths.
Griffiths is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Griffiths is looking to clinch.
Griffiths misses with a kick to the body.
Laine throws a shot to the body.
Laine bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Laine connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Griffiths's hands.
Laine throws a body punch but Griffiths moves out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Griffiths fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Laine is out of range.
Griffiths bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Griffiths keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Laine.
Griffiths tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Archie Griffiths will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Laine throws an overhand right that lands on Griffiths's shoulder, as Griffiths tries to avoid the shot.
Griffiths looks like he wants to counter punch here.
An inside leg kick lands from Laine.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Griffiths.
Pako Laine seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Laine misses with a takedown attempt - Griffiths sprawls well and throws a nice strike on the way out which just misses.
Laine wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Laine moves away from the strike by Griffiths.
Laine connects with a leg kick. Griffiths looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Laine waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Griffiths.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Griffiths. Laine shrugs it off though.
Laine misses with a low kick.
Griffiths ducks under a wild hook from Laine.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine checks a low kick from Griffiths.
A telegraphed right hand from Griffiths misses the target.
Griffiths is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Laine.
Griffiths throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Laine sizes up Griffiths with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Griffiths defending well as Laine loads up on a big left hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice uppercut lands for Laine. That snapped Griffiths's head back.
Griffiths lands a right hook to the body.
Laine thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Griffiths if he has to take too many more of those.
Griffiths tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Griffiths throws a sloppy head kick and Laine moves out of range easily.
Griffiths steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Laine.
Griffiths throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Griffiths thuds his right hand into Laine's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Griffiths slips a straight right by Laine.
Archie Griffiths seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Nice defenses there by Griffiths.
A slapping body kick lands there for Griffiths.
Griffiths ducks under a wild hook from Laine.
Laine 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.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Griffiths.
Griffiths has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Griffiths throws a big shot that misses.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Griffiths.
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!
Laine keeps the fight on the outside.
Griffiths tries to move into range but Laine moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths connects with a good right hand that stumbles Laine. Laine circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Griffiths takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Griffiths tried to score with a low kick but Laine checks it.
Laine throws a head kick but Griffiths moves out of range.
Griffiths looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.

Laine gets tackled into the cage by Griffiths. Griffiths maintains the clinch.
Laine fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Griffiths is stalling here.
Laine lands a knee to the head.
Griffiths is looking to break free of the clinch but Laine has double underhooks.
Laine lands with a short shot to the head.
Griffiths misses with a punch on the inside.
Laine landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.

Griffiths breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Griffiths lands with a slapping head kick.
Laine misses with an uppercut
and Griffiths counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Laine lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Griffiths moves out of range as Laine strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
An inside leg kick lands from Griffiths.
Griffiths slips a jab from Laine.
Nice shot by Laine.
Laine throws a shot from downtown. Griffiths moves away and avoids it.
Some bone on bone action there as Laine checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Laine lands the left hand.
Laine throws a big shot that misses.
Laine misses with a low kick as Griffiths jumps back.
Griffiths misses with an uppercut. Laine saw that one coming.
Griffiths takes one on the button.
Griffiths connects with a solid leg kick.
Griffiths misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Griffiths scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Laine doesn't seem bothered though.
Laine turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Griffiths on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Laine misses with an uppercut. Griffiths saw that one coming.
The crowd cheers as Laine lands an impressive looking overhand right. Griffiths doesn't seem phased though.
Laine uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Griffiths.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Laine checks a leg kick.
Griffiths jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Laine throws a leg kick but Griffiths moved away.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Griffiths.
Griffiths pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Laine is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Griffiths swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Griffiths takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Laine throws a leg kick which misses Griffiths's front leg but catches the back leg as Griffiths tries to avoid it.
Griffiths throws a sloppy head kick and Laine moves out of range easily.
Laine looks to score with a jab to the body but Griffiths is just out of range.
Griffiths is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Griffiths lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Laine at a distance.
Griffiths lands a body shot.
Griffiths bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Laine misses with a hook.
Laine blocks the body kick.
Laine bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Griffiths's head.
Griffiths lands a head kick!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close second round but I would say that Pako Laine will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Laine tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Griffiths paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Laine bobs and weaves and then throws a good body kick.
Laine closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Griffiths lands with an uppercut that bounces Laine off the cage and back into range.
Griffiths takes one to the chin there.
Griffiths pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Laine throws the left hand but Griffiths avoids the punch easily.
Griffiths takes a punch to the jaw and another one to the bread basket.
Griffiths lands a lovely overhand right.
Good shot there by Laine.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Laine is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Griffiths's half guard.
Laine is looking to stall here but Griffiths recovers full guard.
Laine tries to free his leg and advance position but Griffiths is retaining full guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine advances to half guard.
Griffiths wants to control but Laine is keeping busy and won't allow it.
Laine missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Griffiths trying to hold on to Laine's head to control him but Laine postures up.
Laine not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Griffiths is not content to let Laine control the position.
Laine is looking to pass Griffiths's guard but actually Griffiths recovers to full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine trying to control the position from guard on top but Griffiths is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Laine stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Griffiths swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Griffiths is controlling Laine's posture.
Laine trying to control but Griffiths is working from the bottom.
Griffiths has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Griffiths throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine fails with an attempt to clinch.
Griffiths moves out of range as Laine strikes.
Griffiths replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Laine blocks it well.
Laine swings for the body but Griffiths moves out of range.
Laine scores with a jab.
A slow jab from Laine misses its intended target.
Laine punishes Griffiths's body with a nice straight punch.
Griffiths waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Laine.
Griffiths has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Griffiths there as he acknowledges the shot.
Griffiths feints and then cracks Laine's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Laine down.
Laine thows a left - swing and a miss!
Laine bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Griffiths's head.
Griffiths tries to work over Laine's front leg with a kick but Laine checks it.
Griffiths is looking to chop away at Laine's legs.
Griffiths has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Griffiths avoids a kick to the body.
Laine connects with a good right hand that stumbles Griffiths. Griffiths circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Laine throws a lazy head kick
and Griffiths counters with a solid body kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A low kick from Laine misses
and Griffiths counters with a nice leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine ducks under a wild hook from Griffiths.
Griffiths tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Griffiths connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.

Laine tries to keep at a distance but Griffiths has taken the fight into the clinch.
Griffiths lands a body shot in the clinch.
Griffiths misses with a hook to the ribs.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Laine.
Laine lands a left hand.
Griffiths makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Griffiths lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Laine.
Laine tries for a takedown. No joy.
Laine misses with a hook from the clinch.
A nice left hand lands by Griffiths.

Griffiths's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Griffiths thuds his right hand into Laine's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.

Laine moves into range and clinches up with Griffiths.
Laine misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Griffiths.

And that's the end of the fight!
Pako Laine showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Laine 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 30:27
Judge Frank Antenori scores the fight 29:29
Judge Jack Bonds scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by majority decision... Pako Laine!

Pako Laine spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.
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Event: UGD 106:Bixby Vs Hill     
Date:   Mar 30, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Jeff Gower (ranked 26 p4p, 3 weight class) and Pako Laine (ranked 36 p4p, 5 weight class). Laine has chosen Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

165 cm
31
156 lbs
24 - 8 - 1
174 cm
34
146 lbs
24 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, Paul Tew and William Gold.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Laine, right into the meat.
Gower uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Laine.
Laine fails in his attempt to clinch.
Pako Laine seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Gower lands a nice looking kick to the body. Laine takes a step back to recover.
We've been told by Gower's head coaches at Ryōzanpaku Dojo that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Gower throws a low kick but Laine moves out of range easily.
Laine scores with a nice body kick.
Laine steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Gower.
Gower tries a head kick but it misses.
Gower throws a solid leg kick but Laine takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Gower.
Gower fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Laine.

Laine has taken the fight to the clinch.
Gower swings wildly with an uppercut but Laine uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gower digs a right hand underneath Laine's ribcage. Laine let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Gower misses with the head strike.
Laine struggles to land a body shot inside as Gower controls his hands.
Gower doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Laine tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Gower avoids it.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Laine tries a knee to the head but Gower blocks it.
Gower has a couple of punches blocked by Laine.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
A short right from Gower.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower lands a shoulder strike.
Laine misses with a punch to the body.
Laine throws a punch but it's blocked by Gower.
Laine is looking for a takedown.
Laine working aggressively here.
Laine tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Gower avoids it.
Gower misses with a body punch.

Laine has dropped down and is working for a takedown. Gower is trying to keep an underhook but Laine manages to get the takedown into half guard.
Gower manages to get to full guard.
Laine passes Gower's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Laine works his foot free and advances to mount.

Laine goes for an armbar but he's fallen flat on his backside there and now Gower is on top in guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Laine trying to control the position.
Gower trying to stand up but can't free himself from Laine's guard.

Laine has his foot on Gower's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Gower works his way back into a safe position though.
Gower won't allow Laine to sweep him here.

Laine is active off his back here, looking for submissions.

Laine throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine looking for a sweep. Not yet Laine, not yet.
Gower has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Laine is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.


Laine is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Gower doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Laine.
Laine controlling the pace.
Gower is trying to maintain the position but Laine is very close to passing his half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Gower keeps control of the position for the meantime.

Laine is working for a kimura but Gower is defending it quite comfortably.

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

Laine looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Ouch! a nice leg kick from Gower, right into the meat.
Gower lands a front kick.
Nice sprawl there from Gower as Laine shoots in.
Gower throws an overhand right that lands on Laine's shoulder, as Laine tries to avoid the shot.
Wow, both these guys are really going for it!
Laine takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
A looping hook to the body misses from Laine. Gower does a little dance to reset his feet.
Laine moves out of range of the body kick.
Gower buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower throws a body punch but Laine moves out of range.
Gower ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Laine throws a jab but it's blocked by Gower.
Gower appears to be looking for a big counter.
Laine misses with a looping left.
Gower looks to score with a jab to the body but Laine is just out of range.
Laine takes a body punch but keeps moving.

Gower has taken the fight to the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine scores with a shot to the side of Gower's head.
Gower is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Laine scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Gower swings wildly with an uppercut but Laine uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gower fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Laine blocks an uppercut.
Laine swings wildly with an uppercut but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
A right hook to the body lands for Laine.
Laine tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Gower avoids it.
Laine throws a head punch that misses.
Gower tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Laine's elbow.
Jeff Gower has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Gower digs a right hand underneath Laine's ribcage. Laine let out a lung full of air as it connected.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Gower.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Gower.
Gower blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Gower lands with a light punch inside.
Gower misses with some punches.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine lands with a short head shot on the inside.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gower gets through Laine's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Gower fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Laine misses with a hook from the clinch.
Laine misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Gower.
Laine blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Gower.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.

Laine pulls guard effortlessly.

Laine is working an open guard so Gower takes the opportunity to get back to his feet.
Gower throws a low kick but Laine moves out of range easily.
Laine throws a right and a left that Gower avoids nicely.
Gower tried to counter with a leg kick but Laine avoided it.
Laine throws a low kick but Gower avoids it.
Laine wants to slow Gower down by chopping away at his legs.
Gower throws a low kick but Laine avoids it.
Laine lands with a right hand.
Laine tries to clinch but Gower moves out of range.
Laine has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Gower.
Laine fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gower manages to avoid it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower misses with a right hand
and Laine counters with a flying knee. Nice.
Laine shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Gower pinned against the cage. Gower gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Jeff Gower has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Pako Laine.
Laine takes a kick to the side of the head.
Gower moves out of range of the strikes.
Nice shot by Laine.
Laine gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Gower pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Laine misses with a lunging right hand
and Gower makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Laine takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Laine misses with a jab, cross combination.
Laine throws a jab when Gower was well out of range.
Laine throws a body punch but Gower moves out of range.
Gower scores with a jab. Laine acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Laine moves out of range of the body kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine misses with a looping left.
Laine connects with a jab.
Laine fails with the takedown.
Laine shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Gower misses with a wild body shot.
Laine throws a lazy right hand but Gower sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Gower throws a good cross that connects.
Laine throws a body punch but Gower moves out of range.
Gower feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Laine's calf.
Laine takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Laine jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Laine misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Nice uppercut there from Laine.
Laine turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Gower paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Laine goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Gower throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Jeff Gower is winning the standup battle so far.
A chopping leg kick lands by Gower.
Laine shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Laine closes the distance looking to clinch
and Laine takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Laine uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gower.
Laine throws out a counter right but Gower avoids it with no problem.
Laine takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Laine thuds his shin into the meat of Gower's side.
Laine misses with a low kick as Gower jumps back.
Gower connects with a solid leg kick.

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

Gower manages to wriggle out and sneak his way back up to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched up 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!
Laine lands with a light punch inside.
Gower scores with a shot to the side of Laine's head.
Gower lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Gower misses with a short punch on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Laine's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Laine lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Gower misses with some punches.
Gower tries to work over Laine's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Gower makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Laine lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Laine working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Laine tries to land knees in the clinch but Gower avoids the damage to the body.
Laine lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Gower can't find room to land a body shot as Laine controls the action.
Gower misses with a punch to the body.
Gower managing to block the knees to the body from Laine.
Gower scores with a nice hook to the head.
Laine tries to land knees in the clinch but Gower avoids the damage to the body.
Gower fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Laine goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
Gower lands an uppercut.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gower lands with a left to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Laine lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Laine misses with a knee strike.
Laine lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Laine blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A hook to the body from Gower.
Gower stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Laine takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Gower misses with some punches.
Laine working aggressively here.
Gower lands a nice uppercut.
Laine tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Gower avoids it.
Laine blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Laine blocking some punches.
Gower is working Laine over against the cage.
Gower presses Laine against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Laine throws a punch but it's blocked by Gower.
Laine tries to land a knee to the head but Gower blocks with his arms.
Laine tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Gower smiles and moves away.
A solid leg kick lands there for Gower.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Gower misses with a body kick.
Laine checks a leg kick.
Gower takes a swing at Laine's ribcage but misses.
Laine misses with a hook. Gower ducked under it nicely.
Gower scores with a leg kick.
The crowd cheers as Laine lands an impressive looking overhand right. Gower doesn't seem phased though.
Gower throws a half hearted mid kick.
Laine takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Gower throws a leg kick
and Laine counters with a leg kick.
Laine blocks a leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Laine.
Laine keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nice defenses there by Gower.
Gower digs a good hook to Laine's body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine misses with a looping left.
Gower fires out a quick counter leg kick but Laine just manages to avoid it.
Gower throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Laine throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Gower went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Laine tries to clinch up but Gower circles away and keeps his distance.
Laine has his takedown stuffed
and Gower counters with a straight 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!
A bone on bone clash there as Gower blocks the leg kick.
Gower throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Gower misses the shot to the body.
Gower with a nice cross.

Laine gets the takedown into side control.
Gower is looking to get back to his feet here but Laine is keeping cool and he's managed to take Gower's back.

Laine is persistently looking for the submission but Gower is defending it well.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Laine tightening his grip on Gower, looking for the choke.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jeff Gower clearly takes that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Gower thumps Laine with a low kick.
Gower misses with a right hand
and Laine counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Laine staying out of range there.
Laine throws a fast counter high kick but Gower manages to duck under it in time.
Laine connects with a jab.
Gower blocks a low kick nicely.
Gower bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Gower tries to land a leg kick but Laine saw it coming and moves away.
Laine lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Laine tries a low kick but Gower avoids it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Laine throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Laine throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Gower goes for a high kick. It partially lands.
Gower thows a left - swing and a miss!
Gower scores with a slapping inside leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Gower.
Laine throws an overhand right that lands on Gower's shoulder, as Gower tries to avoid the shot.
Laine throws a low kick but Gower avoids it.
A solid leg kick lands there for Gower.
Gower is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Laine.
Gower scores with a leg kick.
Laine looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Gower is fending him off so far but Laine persists. Nope, Gower circles away and we're back to standing.
Gower chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Gower moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Jeff Gower is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Laine misses with a right hand

and Gower counters by moving into the clinch.
Laine throws a head punch that misses.
Gower tries a body shot but Laine blocks it.
Gower gets through Laine's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Laine tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Laine misses with a knee strike.
Laine tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Laine.
Laine takes a shot to the head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Gower lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Gower avoiding damage as Laine throws knees to the body.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Gower lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Laine blocks an uppercut.
Gower swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Laine blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Gower digs a right hand underneath Laine's ribcage. Laine let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Gower is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Laine can do to turn this around?
Gower lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
A short right from Laine.
Laine throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch on the inside from Gower fails to land.
Gower lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Laine missing with knees to the body.
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
Laine has Gower pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Gower manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Laine is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Gower is defending well for now.
Gower is pressed up against the cage. Laine has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Gower down to the mat. Gower avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Jeff Gower has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Pako Laine.
Laine is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Gower misses with a hook. Laine ducked under it nicely.
Gower looks for the body kick but Laine saw that one coming.
Gower looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Gower throws a body punch but Laine moves out of range.
Gower misses the jab.
Laine throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Laine just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromGower.
Gower fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Laine has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Gower lands a right hook to the body.
Laine throws a solid leg kick but Gower takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Laine.
Gower swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Good standup being displayed there by Gower as he connects with a hook.
Gower scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Gower keeps Laine at a distance using the push kick.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Laine crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Gower - the referee stops the clock and Laine gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Gower. Laine manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Laine throws a nice inside leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gower with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Laine to score with a decent uppercut.
Laine shoots in for a takedown but Gower shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
Gower misses with a low kick as Laine jumps back.
Laine has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Gower finds it's way round the side to connect with Laine's head.
Laine is looking to land body kicks.
Gower scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Laine doesn't seem bothered though.
Laine takes a swing at Gower's ribcage but misses.
Gower ducks under a wild hook from Laine.
Laine scores with a jab to the jaw.
Laine is looking to slow Gower down with leg kicks.
Gower just misses with a punch to the body.
Gower uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Laine.
As Laine looks to move away, Gower throws a big counter combo but Laine just gets out of the way.
Gower chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Laine gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Laine stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Gower.
Laine shoots in for a takedown but Gower shows good takedown defense there and keeps this one on the feet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Jeff Gower had his way with Pako Laine in that round.
That's time! 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.


Laine shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Gower sprawls well. Gower wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Laine gets slowly back to his feet.
Laine has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Gower.
Laine swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Laine keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Laine throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A head kick misses from Laine.
Gower dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Laine. That did some damage!
Gower lets loose with a powerful body kick. Laine will feel that in the morning.
Laine swings for the body but Gower moves out of range.
Gower misses with a body kick.
Gower swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine throws out a loose jab but Gower uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gower looks to score with a jab to the body but Laine is just out of range.
Gower cracks the inside of Laine's front leg.
Gower jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Laine tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Laine feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Gower's calf.
Gower lands a head kick. Laine smiles back at him and beckons him forward.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
It looked like Gower wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Laine takes a jab right on the kisser.
Laine wants to slow Gower down by chopping away at his legs.
The crowd cheers as Laine lands an impressive looking overhand right. Gower doesn't seem phased though.
Laine throws a leg kick but Gower sees it coming and moves out of range.
Gower looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Gower walks forward, straight into a front kick from Laine.
Laine throws a low kick, looking for Gower's leg but Gower calmly moves out of range.
Gower throws a shot from downtown. Laine moves away and avoids it.
Gower slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Laine moves out of range as Gower strikes.
Laine throws the left hand but Gower avoids the punch easily.
Laine looks to land a right hand but Gower moved out of range.
Laine missing with a left hand there. Gower was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
The fight stays on the outside here - Gower looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Pako Laine has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower connects with a looping right hand.
Laine misses with a straight right.
Gower takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Gower misses with a wild body shot.
A nice inside leg kick there by Gower. That's going to slow Laine down.
Gower thows a left - swing and a miss!
Laine is looking to slow Gower down with leg kicks.
Laine swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Gower tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Laine was well out of range. Poor timing from Gower.
Gower tries to work over Laine's front leg with a kick but Laine checks it.
A looping hook to the body misses from Laine. Gower does a little dance to reset his feet.
Gower slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Nice uppercut there from Gower.
Gower looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Laine misses with a straight left.
Laine missing with a left hand there. Gower was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Laine throws a right hand that Gower ducks under and follows up with a left that Gower also avoids with ease.
The fighters circle momentarily. Gower darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Gower keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Gower slips a jab from Laine.
Gower staying out of range there.
Laine throws a head kick that misses.
Gower lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Laine fails with the takedown
and Laine takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Laine is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Laine is looking to clinch but Gower is avoiding it.
Gower connects with the punch.
Laine misses with a hook
and Gower counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Gower checks a leg kick.
Gower connects with the punch.
Laine misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Gower swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Jeff Gower is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Jeff Gower has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Pako Laine.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Gower. Gower obviously looking to wear him down.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Laine throws a shot from downtown. Gower moves away and avoids it.
Gower lands a nice looking kick to the body. Laine takes a step back to recover.
Gower lands with a shot to the body.
Laine has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Gower.
Laine on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Laine looks to land a right hand but Gower moved out of range.
Laine walks into a straight right hand from Gower.
Gower lands a slapping body shot.
Gower throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Good leg kick by Gower there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Laine misses with a body shot
and Gower makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Laine throws a shot from downtown. Gower moves away and avoids it.
A counter left hand to the body from Gower misses its target.
Laine throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Gower sees it coming and avoids it easily.

And that's the end of the fight!
Jeff Gower showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Gower 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 Donald Grub scores the fight 49:46
Judge Paul Tew scores the fight 50:46
Judge William Gold scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Jeff Gower!

Jeff Gower retains his featherweight title!
Jeff Gower thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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Event: UGD 104:Seok Vs Gower II     
Date:   Mar 16, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Pako Laine (ranked 86 p4p, 8 weight class) and Jerry Haze (ranked 91 p4p, 11 weight class). Laine's entrance music is Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi. 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.

174 cm
34
146 lbs
23 - 9 - 0
168 cm
32
147 lbs
26 - 8 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jerry Haze!
The judges for this bout are James Glass, Donald Grub and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Haze avoids the head kick by Laine.

Laine moves into the clinch.
Laine tries to land knees in the clinch but Haze avoids the damage to the body.
Laine lands a shoulder strike.
Knees to the body from Laine.
Laine tries to throw a body punch but Haze avoids it by throwing Laine back against the cage.
Laine lands a hook that snaps the head of Haze backwards.
Haze misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Haze lands a nice uppercut.
Laine swings wildly with an uppercut but Haze uses good head movement to avoid it.
A short uppercut from Laine.
Haze misses with a punch on the inside.
Haze taking a breather.
Laine struggles to land a body shot inside as Haze controls his hands.
Haze blocking some punches.
We've been hearing reports that Laine has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Haze lands an uppercut.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Haze prevents a body shot from Laine.
Laine connects with a knee to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Haze scores a nice knee to the body.
Haze lands a right hand that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
Laine makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Laine's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Haze's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Laine takes a shot to the head.
Haze is trying to slow down the pace of the fight but Laine is keeping busy.
Haze is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Laine is defending well for now.
Laine tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Haze tries to throw a body punch but Laine avoids it by throwing Haze back against the cage.
Haze managing to block the knees to the body from Laine.
Laine prevents a body shot from Haze.
Laine lands a shot to the body.
Haze missing with knees to the body.
Haze tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Laine's elbow.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Laine.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Haze digs a right hand into Laine's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Laine's gas tank.

Haze jumps guard and drags Laine to the mat. He's obviously going to be looking for submissions off his back.
Haze is trying to control the position but Laine postures up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Haze working a defensive guard here.

Laine drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Laine jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Haze has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Laine has passed into side control.

Haze is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Laine's leg. Oh but that's left an opportunity for Laine! He's got an arm triangle... it looks tight! He's rotating and Haze has tapped! This one is allllll over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:47 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Arm Triangle). Pako Laine!
Pako Laine bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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Event: UGD 103:Cotto Vs Bixby     
Date:   Mar 09, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Pako Laine (ranked 35 p4p, 4 weight class) and Lee Sang Seok (ranked 32 p4p, 3 weight class). Laine comes to the cage accompanied by Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

174 cm
33
146 lbs
23 - 8 - 0
176 cm
28
152 lbs
22 - 7 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Lee Sang Seok!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Donald Grub and Daniel Bishop.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Laine avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Laine tries to close the distance and clinch but Seok swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Seok has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Laine is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Laine misses with an attempted mid kick.
Seok ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Laine moves away.
Laine connects with a right hand. Seok shakes it off.
Seok connects with a good right hand that stumbles Laine. Laine circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Laine lands a nice leg kick that just misses Seok's sensitive parts.
Seok throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Seok misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Laine.
Laine is looking to clinch.
A slapping leg kick lands for Laine.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine punishes Seok's body with a nice straight punch.
Pako Laine seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Laine.
We've been hearing reports that Laine has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Laine wants to clinch.
The fighters circling - Laine throws out the jab but it was never going to land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine misses with a body shot.
Laine moves in looking to clinch but Seok pushes him off.
Seok is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Seok on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Laine looks to throw the jab but Seok is out of range.
Seok keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Laine.
Laine tries to close the distance and clinch but Seok swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Laine with a jab.
Laine tries to close the distance and clinch but Seok swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Seok throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Seok scores with a leg kick.
Laine cracks Seok with an open hand slap.
Seok stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Laine.
Seok avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Laine throws a push kick but Seok slaps the foot to one side.
Laine tries to clinch

and Seok counters with a nice shoot takedown that brings the fighters to the ground.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Laine throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Seok keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Laine's head.
Seok slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Laine keeping moving, preventing Seok from controlling successfully.
Laine looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Seok is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Laine pulls Seok in close to prevent any damage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seok makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
Seok forces his way into half guard.
Laine is looking for a sweep. Seok is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Seok is looking to advance position but Laine won't allow it.
Laine wants to improve his position but Seok is controlling well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Laine is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Seok's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Seok's back!
Seok is in bad spot here.
Seok trying to control the position but Laine manages to sink in the hooks.
Seok tries to escape the position - he's now mounted. Is that better or worse? Hard to tell!
Laine wants to control the pace but Seok is squirming around nicely.
Seok regains half guard.
Laine tries to pass to full mount but Seok defends it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Pako Laine dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Laine fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Seok has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Seok jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Seok changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Laine fails in his attempt to clinch.
Laine is looking to score with low kicks.
Laine throws a front kick aimed at Seok's knee but Seok avoids it well.
The fighters circling - Laine throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A looping hook to the body misses from Seok. Laine does a little dance to reset his feet.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Laine. Seok shrugs it off though.
Seok dives in for a single leg takedown but Laine sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Seok drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Pako Laine is winning the standup battle so far.
An inside leg kick lands from Laine.
Seok checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Seok throws a looping overhand right but Laine ducks down to avoid it.
Laine misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Seok.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine cracks Seok with an open hand slap.
Laine wants to land a leg kick but Seok is out of range.
Laine throws a jab but it's blocked by Seok.
And Seok tries to counter it with a takedown but Laine pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Laine with a nice cross.
Seok ducks right into an uppercut from Laine.
Seok swats away the attempt to clinch by Laine.
Seok feints the counter takedown.
Laine bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
As Seok tries to get set, Laine tries to push him back and clinch up but Seok manages to avoid the attempt.
Laine dips to his left and cracks Seok with an uppercut!
Seok throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Laine rushes in with a sloppy looking punch

and Seok counters with a takedown into side control.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Laine tries to bench press Seok off him but Seok keeps the position.
Seok passes to full mount! That's big trouble for Laine!
Lee Sang Seok has got the better of the ground game so far.
Seok avoids the attempt from Laine to control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Seok wants to control the pace but Laine is squirming around nicely.
Seok fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!
Laine is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Laine is in all sorts of trouble here.
Seok fakes a shot to the body and cracks his opponent in the head. Nice ground and pound there!
Laine bucks up and manages to get a nice reversal! He's in guard on the top - nicely done!
Seok working a defensive guard here.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine controls the pace of the fight for a moment.
Laine trying to control but Seok is working from the bottom.
Seok wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Seok keeping moving, preventing Laine from controlling successfully.
Seok pulls Laine in close to prevent any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Seok controls Laine momentarily but Laine frees himself.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Seok keeping moving, preventing Laine from controlling successfully.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.
Laine postures up.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
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 Pako Laine will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Seok blocks the body kick.
Seok is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.

Seok scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Laine looking for a sweep but Seok has passed into full mount! Oh no!
Laine is trying to escape the mount.

Seok looking to secure an arm triangle but Laine defends it well.
Seok tries to control but Laine wriggling away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Seok takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Seok wants to control the pace but Laine is squirming around nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Seok is going oldschool here, as he tries to force Laine to tap using a forearm choke. This isn't 1993 though, so Laine shrugs it off.
Seok sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Seok wants to control the pace but Laine is squirming around nicely.
Seok raining down shots from the mount!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine is squirming around, avoiding Seok's attempts to control the action.
Laine is in all sorts of trouble here.
Seok lands a big shot there that rocks Laine but he's holding on and managing to survive for now.
Seok tries to control but Laine wriggling away.
Seok controlling from mount.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seok can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Laine is looking to escape.
Laine is trying desperately to improve position.
Seok content just to control the position here.
Laine sneaks a leg under to get to half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Seok is keen to just control but Laine is a slippery customer.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Seok content to control rather than advance.
Seok trying to control the action but Laine is working from the bottom.
Seok winds up and cracks Laine with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Seok perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.
Seok passes to side control.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Laine wants to control but Seok postures up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Lee Sang Seok really dominated that round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Nice uppercut lands for Seok. That snapped Laine's head back.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Laine, as that shot connected.
Seok uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Laine.
Seok drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Laine defends it well.
Seok misses the body punch

and Laine counters into the clinch. Nicely done.
Seok fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Laine misses with a hook to the ribs.
Laine misses with a knee to the head.
Seok lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Laine backwards.

Seok successfully pulls guard.
Seok is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Laine avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Laine throwing strikes from guard but Seok blocks nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Seok is looking for a triangle but Laine pushes his legs off easily.
Seok avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Laine not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.
Seok seems keen to control Laine's posture.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Laine trying to control the position from guard on top but Seok is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Laine throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Seok works some decent striking defense from the bottom.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Seok chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Laine can pounce on him.
Laine throws a jab but it's blocked by Seok.
Seok lands a slapping body shot.
Laine motions for Seok to come forward. Laine throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Seok tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Seok looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Seok slips a jab from Laine.
Laine throws a looping overhand right but Seok ducks down to avoid it.
Seok takes one on the button.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine thuds his shin into the meat of Seok's side.
Seok throws out a loose jab but Laine uses good head movement to avoid it.
Seok misses with a kick to the body.
The fighters circling - Laine throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Seok is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Seok jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Seok doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Seok takes one on the button.
Laine throws a low kick but it's checked well by Seok.
Seok connects with a body shot.
Laine looks to throw the jab but Seok is out of range.
Seok is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Laine fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Seok manages to avoid it.
Laine throws a body punch but Seok moves out of range.
Seok slips a jab from Laine.
Seok changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
A telegraphed right hand from Seok misses the target.
As Seok looks to move away, Laine throws a big counter combo but Seok just gets out of the way.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Seok.

Seok feints and as Laine raises his hands in defense, Seok changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
Laine tries to land a sweep but no joy.

Laine looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Seok wants to pass the guard but Laine is keeping the position.
Seok trying to control the position from guard on top but Laine is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Seok wants to pass the guard but Laine is keeping the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close fourth round but Lee Sang Seok 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!


Seok with a jab.
Seok misses with a body kick.
Seok steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Laine.
Seok throws an overhand right that lands on Laine's shoulder, as Laine tries to avoid the shot.
Seok shoots in but Laine avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Seok dives in for a single leg takedown but Laine sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Nice uppercut there from Laine.
Laine lands a nice shot to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A decent looking cross lands there for Seok.
Laine just misses with a punch to the body.
Laine dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Seok. That did some damage!
A swing and a miss from Laine.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Some wild striking there from Seok.
Laine throws a body shot but no joy.
Seok just misses with a punch to the body.
Seok lands a body shot.
Laine with a jab.
Seok fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Laine on the side of the head.
Seok uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Laine.
Seok with the counter takedown but Laine avoids it easily.
Seok uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Laine.
Seok lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
Laine misses with a low kick as Seok jumps back.
Laine works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Seok scores with a nice right hand.
Laine tries to clinch but Seok moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A clash of legs there as Seok blocks the low kick.
Laine misses with an attempted mid kick.
Laine looks to land a body kick but Seok moved away.
Seok walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Pako Laine is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Laine throws a leg kick but he was too far away and it doesn't land.
Laine wants to clinch up but Seok keeps it at a distance.
Laine is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.

Seok closes the distance and after a bit of a stuggle, scores a takedown into Laine's guard.
Seok trying to control the position from guard on top but Laine is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Seok accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Laine keeping moving, preventing Seok from controlling successfully.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Seok advances to half guard.
Laine is looking to improve his position.

Laine is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Seok pulls his head out easily.
Both of our modern day gladiators look out of it here - a gruelling 5 rounds of action taking it's toll on them, no doubt.
Seok performing his best blanket impression for a moment.
Seok is looking to take a break and control but Laine is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Seok scores with a couple of good hammerfists.

Seok is looking for a kimura but Laine is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Seok to get the leverage.
Laine wants to control but Seok is keeping busy.
Laine is looking for a sweep. Seok is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Ground and pound from Seok.
Seok is just content to waste time from the top position. Laine takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.
Seok trying to control the position from guard on top but Laine is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge William Gold scores the fight 46:49
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 48:47
Judge Daniel Bishop scores the fight 47:48

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Lee Sang Seok!

Lee Sang Seok is the new featherweight champion!
An out of breath Lee Sang Seok thanked his loyal fans in his post fight interview, giving them credit for his success over the course of his career.
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Event: UGD 100:Justice Vs Cotto     
Date:   Feb 16, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Pako Laine (ranked 42 p4p, 5 weight class) and Archie Griffiths (ranked 165 p4p, 23 weight class). Laine comes to the cage accompanied by Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

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146 lbs
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147 lbs
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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Archie Griffiths!
The judges for this bout are Steven Brown, Colin Fotheringham and Donald Grub.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Laine lands a glancing blow to the side of Griffiths's head.
Griffiths takes a shot right to the bread basket.
A big left from Laine misses.
Griffiths slips under a jab from Laine.
Griffiths misses with an attempted mid kick.
Laine checks a low kick from Griffiths.
Griffiths throws a leg kick but Laine sees it coming and moves out of range.
Jab from Laine.
Griffiths tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Griffiths turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Laine misses with a looping right.
Laine misses with the combination.
Griffiths closes the distance and lands a one-two.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Griffiths misses with a body punch
and Laine counters with a good low kick that Griffiths was not able to check.
Griffiths lands a two punch combo.

Laine closes the distance and scores a nice trip takedown into half guard. Griffiths did well to prevent Laine getting side control.
We could do with one of the fighters taking the initiative a bit more on the ground - they're both waiting to capitalize on a mistake.

Laine seems to be working for a kimura but Griffiths defends the submission attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Griffiths avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Laine.
Griffiths trying to control from the bottom.

Laine seems to be working for a kimura but Griffiths defends the submission attempt.

Laine is working for a kimura but Griffiths is defending it quite comfortably.
Griffiths is looking for a sweep. Laine is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
My god... these two guys really need to pick up the pace or everyone will leave to go get a beer.
Laine trying to control from half guard but Griffiths is working away.
Laine wants to advance to full mount but Griffiths doesn't think that's going to happen and regains full guard instead.
Griffiths has his hands on Laine's head, controlling the position.
Laine pushes down on Griffiths's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Laine sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Griffiths defending well though.
Griffiths keeping control of the position.
Griffiths is refusing to be controlled, as Laine sits in half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
Laine looking to pass the half guard. Not this time.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Laine is trying to work for a kimura but Griffiths is defending well.
Laine seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Griffiths does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Griffiths wants to get back to full guard.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Laine tries to clinch there but Griffiths circles away.
Griffiths throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Laine sees it coming and avoids it easily.
An attempted straight right counter from Laine misses the target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Laine misses with an uppercut
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Laine pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Archie Griffiths is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Griffiths connects with a good right hand that stumbles Laine. Laine circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Nice defenses there by Griffiths.
Laine misses with an attempted mid kick.
Laine shoots for a double leg takedown but Griffiths sprawls well. He's pushed Laine's face into the mat and manages to get back to his feet relatively easily.
Laine throws a low kick, looking for Griffiths's leg but Griffiths calmly moves out of range.
Laine misses with a low kick.
Pako Laine seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Griffiths throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Laine misses with a low kick.
Laine cracks Griffiths with a good jab.
Laine throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Griffiths on the side of the head.
Laine tries to clinch
and Griffiths counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Griffiths misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Griffiths moves out of range of the strikes.
Griffiths lands a jab to the head.
Griffiths misses with a double jab
and Laine counters with a nice body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Pako Laine will probably get the nod.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Good work by Laine as he checks the leg kick.
Nice shot lands for Laine.
Griffiths keeps Laine at a distance using the push kick.
Griffiths checks a leg kick.
Griffiths wants to counter the offense by Laine and move into the clinch position.
Griffiths ducks under a wild hook from Laine.
Griffiths ducks under a wild hook from Laine.
Griffiths looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Laine tests Griffiths's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Laine throws a sloppy head kick

and Griffiths counters by moving into the clinch.
Griffiths lands a right hand.
Laine with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Laine doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
A head punch on the inside from Laine fails to land.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nice body punch from Laine.
Griffiths throws a head punch that misses.
Laine misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Griffiths's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Laine misses with a punch on the inside.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Griffiths escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Griffiths 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 Laine has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Laine and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Griffiths misses with a body shot.
Griffiths tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Laine moves out of range of the body kick.
Laine throws a lazy right hand but Griffiths sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Laine looks to score with a jab to the body but Griffiths is just out of range.
Griffiths takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Laine uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Griffiths.
Laine throws a leg kick that misses.
Griffiths lands a nice looking body kick.
Griffiths just misses with a punch to the body.
Laine throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Griffiths sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Griffiths lands the left hand.
Laine blocks the body kick.
Laine checks the leg kick nicely there.
It looked like Laine wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Griffiths swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Laine was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Griffiths throws a head kick that misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Griffiths slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Griffiths lands a leg kick that knocks Laine off balance momentarily.
Griffiths blocks a head kick by Laine.
Griffiths scores with a hook to the body. Laine takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Laine misses with a wild body shot.
Griffiths looks for the body kick but Laine saw that one coming.
Laine throws a nice outside leg kick.
Laine blocks a head kick by Griffiths.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Laine crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Griffiths - the referee stops the clock and Laine gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Griffiths. Laine manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.
Griffiths staying out of range there.
Griffiths avoids the body shot from Laine.
Laine slips a jab and a cross from Griffiths.
It looked like Laine wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.

Laine closes the distance and pushes Griffiths back into the cage.
Griffiths lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Griffiths lands a nice uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Griffiths wants to get back to striking at distance but Laine won't allow it.
Nice body punch from Laine.
Griffiths misses with a punch on the inside.
Laine has Griffiths pressed against the cage, preventing Griffiths from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Griffiths looking to slow down the pace here.
Laine misses with a punch to the body.
Laine's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Laine using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Griffiths has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Griffiths working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Griffiths has a couple of punches blocked by Laine.

Griffiths breaks from the clinch.
Griffiths blocks a low kick nicely.
A shot to the liver by Laine. Beautiful body shot.
Laine misses with a leg kick

and Griffiths counters by moving into the clinch. Good anticipation by Griffiths.

Griffiths pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Laine connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine looks to score with a jab to the body but Griffiths is just out of range.
No joy there for Griffiths, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Griffiths thuds his shin into the meat of Laine's side.
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!
Laine missing with a left hand there. Griffiths was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Laine misses with a lunging right hand
and Griffiths counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Griffiths on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
A slapping leg kick lands for Laine.
Laine tries to clinch up.
Griffiths avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Laine scores with a kick to the body.
Laine pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Laine lands a really nice looking cross but Griffiths seems unphased.
Griffiths thows a left - swing and a miss!

Laine moves into the clinch.
Laine lands a knee to the body.
Griffiths looking to stall.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close second round but Archie Griffiths will probably get the nod - 10:9.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Griffiths moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Griffiths takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Laine moves out of range of the body kick.
Laine defending well as Griffiths loads up on a big left hand.
Griffiths stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Laine.
Griffiths lands a jab to the nose.
Griffiths tries a head kick but it misses.
Laine throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Griffiths.
Griffiths checks a low kick from Laine.
Laine keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Griffiths drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
A combination from Laine does no damage.
Laine sets himself, and Griffiths steps forward looking for the clinch! Laine avoids it this time.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Laine, as that shot connected.
A clash of legs there as Laine blocks the low kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine misses with a wild combination.

Laine darts in and lands a nice takedown into half guard.
Laine wants to lay and pray for a moment but Griffiths keeps working.

Laine is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Griffiths doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Laine.
Griffiths slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths is controlling Laine's posture.
Griffiths is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Laine wants to get back to full guard.
Laine wants to control but Griffiths is keeping busy.

Laine looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Griffiths is trying to control the action in half guard but Laine is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths looks over to his corner - he wants some instructions but his corner are not responding.
Laine is looking to get full guard. It looks like he might be successful but at the last minute Griffiths jumps into side control!
Laine tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Griffiths wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Griffiths is moving around in side control but his primary objective seems to be to maintain the position.
Laine looks to move to half guard but instead Griffiths has passed into mount! Damn!
Griffiths controlling the position easily from mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Laine tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Laine is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Laine slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Griffiths prevents Laine from improving his position.
Laine trying to get back to full guard but Griffiths takes advantage of the position and moves to full mount!
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Laine is working to get back to half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Laine circles away from the clinch attempt.
Laine avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Laine lands a really nice looking cross but Griffiths seems unphased.
Pako Laine is winning the standup battle so far.
Griffiths swats away the attempt to clinch by Laine.
Griffiths doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Laine lands with a straight right. Griffiths didn't see that one coming.
Griffiths misses with a wild body shot.
Griffiths looks to score with a jab to the body but Laine is just out of range.
A good leg kick by Griffiths.
Laine tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Griffiths was well out of range. Poor timing from Laine.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Griffiths's head.
Laine lands a leg kick that knocks Griffiths off balance momentarily.
Griffiths doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Griffiths throws a poor cross that misses
and Laine counters with a thumping low kick.
Griffiths jabbing away but nothing is landing.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Griffiths lands a leg kick that knocks Laine off balance momentarily.
Laine bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Griffiths's head.
Laine lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Laine 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.
Griffiths connects with a jab.
Laine lands a nice leg kick that just misses Griffiths's sensitive parts.
Laine uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Griffiths has time to react.
Laine lands with a cross.
Laine throws a leg kick but Griffiths sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Griffiths uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Laine has time to react.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Laine thows a left - swing and a miss!
Griffiths lands with a nice body punch.
Griffiths scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Griffiths looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Griffiths counters with a nice uppercut.
Laine shoots in and drives through. Griffiths sprawls well.

Griffiths pushes Laine up against the cage in a clinch.
Laine tries to throw a body punch but Griffiths avoids it by throwing Laine back against the cage.
Laine tries to throw a body punch but Griffiths avoids it by throwing Laine back against the cage.
Laine misses with a knee to the head.
Griffiths throws an elbow but it misses.
Griffiths throws a head punch that misses.
Griffiths lands a left hand.
Griffiths can't find room to land a body shot as Laine controls the action.
Laine misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Griffiths misses with a hook from the clinch.
Laine has a couple of punches blocked by Griffiths.
A nice right hand lands inside from Laine.
Griffiths throws a punch but it's blocked by Laine.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Griffiths.
Laine has Griffiths pressed against the cage, preventing Griffiths from circling away and getting back to striking at range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Griffiths struggles to land a body shot inside as Laine controls his hands.
Griffiths misses with a punch on the inside.
Griffiths presses Laine against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Griffiths tries a body shot but Laine blocks it.
Griffiths blocks a body shot from Laine.
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Griffiths manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Griffiths tries a body shot but Laine blocks it.
Laine misses with a punch on the inside.
Griffiths's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Griffiths creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Griffiths.
Griffiths stalling.
Griffiths swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Laine pushes Griffiths back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Griffiths creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Griffiths misses with a punch to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A battle for position here, against the cage.
Laine gets through Griffiths's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Laine softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Archie Griffiths seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.

Laine gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Griffiths working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Laine.
Laine slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
Laine wants to control but Griffiths is keeping him busy.
Laine slows the pace down.
Griffiths can't do much from the bottom here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Pako Laine had his way with Archie Griffiths in that round.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action. This is the final round!



Griffiths takes the fight into the clinch.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Griffiths.
Laine is trying to pull guard but Griffiths has him pressed against the cage.
Griffiths lands a nice shot to the body.
Laine throws a punch but it's blocked by Griffiths.
Laine lands with a left to the head.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Laine.
Griffiths throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Laines head.
Griffiths blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A short right from Griffiths on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A short right from Griffiths on the inside.
Laine misses with a knee to the head.
Griffiths lands a right hand that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
Griffiths has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Laine seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Griffiths can turn it around.
Laine scores with a shoulder strike.
Laine missing with knees to the body.

Griffiths escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine throws a leg kick
and Griffiths counters with a straight right hand.
Griffiths throws a nice inside leg kick.
Laine lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Laine lands a nice leg kick that just misses Griffiths's sensitive parts.
Griffiths works the jab nicely.
Laine moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Laine scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Griffiths walks into a stiff left hand from Laine.
Laine throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Griffiths sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Griffiths has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Laine misses with a leg kick
and Griffiths counters with a body kick that brings a smile to the face of both fighters.
Laine looks to land a body kick but Griffiths moved away.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Decent striking displayed by Griffiths there.
Laine misses with an uppercut
and Griffiths counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Griffiths takes a swing at Laine's ribcage but misses.
Griffiths uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Laine.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine checks a low kick from Griffiths.
Laine fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Griffiths on the side of the head.
Laine swings widly with a right hand
and Griffiths cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
A jab from Griffiths misses.
Griffiths throws a shot from downtown. Laine moves away and avoids it.
Laine takes a kick to the side of the head.
Laine misses with a wild combination.
Griffiths displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Laine throws out the jab.
Griffiths misses with a wild body shot.
Laine throws a combination that misses
and Griffiths counters with a nice uppercut.
Laine fails with an attempt to clinch.
Laine throws a quick inside leg kick.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine is stalling in the full guard.
Griffiths wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Laine postures up.
Griffiths keeping full guard, as Laine tries to pass.
Laine pushing down on Griffiths's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Griffiths tries to roll over but Laine keeps him under control.

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.
Griffiths is trying is best to control the position here.
Pako Laine overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Laine controlling the action here.
Laine tries to pass to full mount but Griffiths defends it.
Laine wants to take a breather but Griffiths is having none of it.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 50:45
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 47:48
Judge Donald Grub scores the fight 50:46

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Pako Laine!

Pako Laine tried to hype himself up post fight but didn't word it too well and it ended up with him sounding like a bit of a tool.
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G S C G energy
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hype
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pop
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RATING
60%

 

Event: UGD 97:Gower Vs Laine     
Date:   Jan 26, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Jeff Gower (ranked 40 p4p, 2 weight class) and Pako Laine (ranked 152 p4p, 13 weight class). Laine is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi. Jeff Gower had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

165 cm
30
156 lbs
22 - 6 - 1
174 cm
33
146 lbs
21 - 8 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Jeff Gower!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, Steven Brown and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Gower slips a jab from Laine.
We've been told by Gower's head coaches at Ryōzanpaku Dojo that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Gower scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Gower keeps the fight on the outside.
Laine throws a body shot but no joy.
A telegraphed right hand from Gower misses the target.
Gower throws out a loose jab but Laine uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gower drops his hands momentarily and Laine takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Laine misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Gower.
Gower slips a jab and a cross from Laine.
Gower looks to land a right hand but Laine moved out of range.
Laine raises up his leg as if looking to counter with a high kick.
Gower uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Laine.
Laine steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Gower.
Laine tries a low kick but Gower avoids it.
Laine throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Laine has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine thuds his right hand into Gower's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Gower tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Laine was well out of range. Poor timing from Gower.
Laine throws a leg kick
letting Gower counter with a right hand.
Gower lands with an overhand left.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Laine lands a jab. Then a cross. Then finally a nice hook to the body. Good work there by Laine.
A telegraphed right hand from Laine misses the target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower throws a head kick that misses.
Gower uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Laine has time to react.

Laine closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Gower to the mat! Gower manages to get full guard.
Laine postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Gower keeping moving, preventing Laine from controlling successfully.
Laine working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

Laine has gone for a leg lock! Gower slips out almost immediately though and dives into Laine's guard.


Laine looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Laine looking to hit a scissor sweep but Gower is one step ahead there.
Gower has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine controls Gower momentarily but Gower frees himself.
Laine looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Laine has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Gower has passed into side control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Laine tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Gower wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

Gower decides to take the fight back to the feet.
Gower takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Gower dips to his left and cracks Laine with an uppercut!
Laine slips under a jab from Gower.
Pako Laine seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine misses with an attempted mid kick.
Gower misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Laine.
Laine connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Laine moves out of range of the strikes.
Laine misses with a straight right.
It looked like Gower wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Laine throws a hook but Gower avoids it easily.
Laine looking to land some kicks to the body here.
A lazy left from Laine finds it's target.
Laine will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Laine thumps Gower with a low kick.
Laine fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Gower.
Gower scores with a kick to the body.
Gower misses with an attempted mid kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gower. Laine does a little dance to reset his feet.
Gower fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Laine manages to avoid it.
Gower throws a jab when Laine was well out of range.
Laine tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Gower manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Gower misses with a hook.
Gower blocks a head kick by Laine.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Gower, as that shot connected.
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!
Laine takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Laine misses with a low kick.
Gower quickly followed up with a counter body kick but doesn't connect.
Laine misses with a straight right.
Gower misses with a looping left.
Both fighters circling a little - Gower finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Gower avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
As Laine backs away, Gower returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Gower fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Gower will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Laine throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Gower.
Gower misses with a body shot.
Laine throws a head kick that misses
and Gower counters with a nice body shot.
Gower takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Gower wants to slow Laine down by chopping away at his legs.
Gower misses with an uppercut.
Jeff Gower is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Gower lands a lovely overhand right.

Laine scores with a takedown into Gower's guard.
Laine trying to control but Gower is working from the bottom.
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 Jeff Gower will probably get the nod.
That's time! Back to the action!


Gower connects with a single shot there.
Gower uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Laine.
Gower dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Nice sprawl there from Gower as Laine shoots in.
Gower is looking to chop away at Laine's legs.
Laine throws out a powerful jab.
A telegraphed right hand from Laine misses the target.
Laine throws a poor cross that misses
and Gower counters with a nice leg kick.
A nice leg kick lands there from Laine.
Gower feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Laine's calf.
Laine moves out of range as Gower strikes.
Gower uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Gower lands with a thumping leg kick.
Laine takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Laine connects with a right hand. Gower shakes it off.
Gower connects with a right hand. Laine shakes it off.
Laine works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Laine checks a leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine looks to score with a jab to the body but Gower is just out of range.
Laine fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gower manages to avoid it.
Gower blocks a low kick nicely.
Laine misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Laine scores with a nice right hand.
Laine tries to clinch up.
Laine uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Gower.
Gower missing with a left hand there. Laine was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Gower tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Laine was well out of range. Poor timing from Gower.
Laine now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
Gower connects with a crisp jab.
Laine misses with an uppercut. Gower saw that one coming.
Gower throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.

Laine rushes Gower and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Laine tries to land a knee to the head but Gower blocks with his arms.
Laine lands with a short shot to the head.
Gower scores with a shoulder strike.
Laine can't find room to land a body shot as Gower controls the action.
Gower tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Laine lands a left hand.
Gower working aggressively here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gower.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gower.
Laine misses with some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gower.
Gower misses with a punch to the body.
Laine with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Gower lands a right hand that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
Laine lands a right hand.
Laine softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Laine lands with a light punch inside.
Gower goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Gower misses with a punch on the inside.
Gower throws a punch but it's blocked by Laine.
Gower working some nice short punches in the clinch.

Gower manages to break the clinch.
Gower swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine throws an overhand right that lands on Gower's shoulder, as Gower tries to avoid the shot.
Laine looks to throw the jab but Gower is out of range.
Gower stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Laine.
Laine has his head slapped from side to side by a 3 punch combination. That must have hurt him.
Gower bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Gower swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Jab, jab by Gower - just one landing.
Laine throws a hook but Gower blocks it.
Laine steps to his left, right into the path of a big body kick from Gower. That one must have hurt.
Gower scores with a shot to the body.
Gower jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Gower connects with a nice looking jab.
Laine checks the leg kick nicely there.
Gower blocks the body kick.
Gower takes a swing at Laine's ribcage but misses.
Laine throws a wild body kick that Gower sees coming a mile off.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Laine thows a left - swing and a miss!
Laine scores with a hook.
A looping hook to the body misses from Laine. Gower does a little dance to reset his feet.
Gower is looking to counter with a shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Laine misses with a hook
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Laine tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Gower digs a good body shot into Laine's ribs.
Laine misses with a low kick.
Laine takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Laine is looking to clinch.
Gower fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Laine has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Gower misses with a hook.
Laine throws a leg kick
and Gower counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Laine thinking.
Gower moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
That kick from Gower tenderised Laine's leg. Laine is trying to keep his angry face on.
Gower misses with a wild body shot.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Laine takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Laine checks the leg kick.
Laine ducks under a wild hook from Gower.
Laine replies with a solid counter kick to the body but Gower blocks it well.
Laine's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Gower uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Laine.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Laine fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Gower manages to avoid it.
The fighters circling - Gower throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Laine throws a hook but Gower blocks it.
Laine uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Gower.
Laine throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Gower throws out a loose jab but Laine uses good head movement to avoid it.
Laine tries to bum rush Gower with a series of wild strikes but Gower uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Laine walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
A decent looking cross lands there for Gower.
Laine throws an off balance right hand
and Gower counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Laine fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Gower has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Gower moves out of range of the strikes.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Gower tries a low kick but Laine avoids it.
Laine pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Gower thinks about countering with a head kick.
Laine on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Gower throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Laine gets cracked there but stands up to 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!
Laine lunges at Gower with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Gower's hand.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine moves out of range of the leg kick from Gower.
Laine just misses with a punch to the body.
Laine takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Laine lands a nice leg kick that just misses Gower's sensitive parts.
Gower stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Laine.
Gower ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Laine moves away.
Laine lands with an uppercut that bounces Gower off the cage and back into range.
Gower avoids a kick to the body.
Gower tried to counter with a leg kick but Laine avoided it.
Gower leaves Laine with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Jeff Gower is winning the standup battle so far.
Donk. Gower catches Laine right on the button with a cross.
Laine misses with a looping left.
Laine swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Jab by Laine.
Gower throws a hook but Laine avoids it easily.
Laine throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine catches Gower with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Gower connects with a leg kick. Laine looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Gower scores with a leg kick.
Gower has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Gower there as he acknowledges the shot.
Gower throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Laine throws a big counter head kick but Gower avoids it with no problem.
Gower lands with a thumping leg kick.
Gower 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.
Laine avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A nice leg kick lands there from Laine.

Laine closes the distance and clinches.
Gower tries a body shot but Laine blocks it.
A head punch on the inside from Laine fails to land.
Gower misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Laine connects with a nasty looking knee right to Gower's face.
Gower works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Laine blocks a body shot from Gower.
Laine tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Laine is looking for a takedown.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Gower misses with the head strike.
Laine tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Gower throws a punch but it's blocked by Laine.
Laine misses with a short punch on the inside.
Laine misses with the head strike.
Laine is trying to pull guard but Gower turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Jeff Gower has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Pako Laine.
Laine makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Laine working aggressively here.
Laine misses with a punch on the inside.
Gower misses with the head strike.
Gower blocks an uppercut.
Gower lands a body shot.
Laine takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Gower misses with a hook to the ribs.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Gower.
Gower blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Laine misses with a knee strike.
Gower lands with a left to the head.
Laine lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Laine misses with a punch on the inside.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine throws a head punch that misses.
Gower lands a left hand.

It looks like Pako Laine has been cut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Gower.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Gower manages to break the clinch.
Gower moves out of range of the body kick from Laine.
Laine buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Gower loads up on a big right hand but Laine slips the punch.
Gower moves out of range of the strikes.
Gower circles away from the clinch attempt.
Gower moves out of range of the strikes.
A big right from Laine misses.
A punch combination from Gower misses.
Laine feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Gower's calf.
Gower steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Laine.
Laine blocks the body kick.
Gower slips under a jab from Laine.
Gower cracks Laine with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Laine missing with a left hand there. Gower was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Gower fails to land with a series of punches.
Gower misses with a body shot.
Laine fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Gower checks it well.
Laine misses with a body kick.
Gower scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Laine throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Gower sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Laine tries a low kick but Gower avoids it.
Gower looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Gower checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Gower throws a body kick that misses.
Laine misses with an attempted mid kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Gower moves away.
Laine misses with the combination.
Laine fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Laine jabs at Gower's body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gower misses with an uppercut.
Nice defenses there by Gower.
Laine has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Gower scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Gower throws a low kick but it's checked well by Laine.
Good standup being displayed there by Laine as he connects with a hook.
Laine tries to land a leg kick but Gower saw it coming and moves away.
Laine cracks Gower with a right hand to the side of the head.
Laine uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gower.
Gower throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.
Laine 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 big left from Laine misses.
Gower throwing a counter right hand but Laine manages to avoid it.
Gower takes a swing at Laine's ribcage but misses.
Decent striking displayed by Gower there.
Gower lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Laine throws a sloppy body shot
enabling Gower to counter with a crisp jab.
Gower checks the leg kick nicely there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine plants his feet and lands a nice head kick!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A slapping leg kick lands for Gower.
Gower connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Gower misses with a hook
and Laine counters with a leg kick.
Gower throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Laine wants to land a leg kick but Gower is out of range.
Gower on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Laine on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Laine darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Gower loads up on a big right hand but Laine slips the punch.
Laine misses with a low kick.
Gower jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.
Gower gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Laine.
A telegraphed right hand from Gower misses the target.
Laine checks a leg kick.
Laine keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Laine connects with a leg kick. Gower looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Laine throws a low kick but Gower moves out of range easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Gower.
Gower looks for the body kick but Laine saw that one coming.
Gower lands a nice shot to the body.
Gower throws a nice inside leg kick.
Gower pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Gower blocks a low kick nicely.
Gower scores with a jab to the jaw.
Gower missing with a left hand there. Laine was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Nice shot lands for Laine.
Gower digs a good body shot into Laine's ribs.
Laine 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.
Laine scores with a sloppy right hand. Gower should have avoided that one.
Laine throws a nice outside leg kick.
Gower throws a nice looking combination but Laine bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Laine misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Gower.
Gower misses with a low kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Laine throws a series of punches but Gower avoids them all with ease.
An attempted straight right counter from Gower misses the target.
Gower jabs Laine to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Laine pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Gower fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Laine takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Laine swings for the body but Gower moves out of range.
A jab from Laine misses.
Laine connects with a nice looking jab.
Laine ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Gower moves away.
Gower connects with a body shot that sends Laine's belly button to the back.
Laine ducks under a wild hook from Gower.
Gower throws a nice inside leg kick.
Laine attempts a low kick but it misses it's target.
Gower throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
Gower throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Laine lands a really nice looking cross but Gower seems unphased.
Laine is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
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 Jeff Gower will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Pako Laine'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. This is the final round!


Gower lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Laine uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Laine tries to close the distance and clinch but Gower swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
It looked like Gower wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Laine scores with a jab to the jaw.
Laine tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Gower chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Laine fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Gower is out of range.
Laine connects with a lovely jab that went straight through the gap between Gower's hands.
Laine throws a lazy head kick
and Gower counters with a slapping leg kick.
Gower scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
A thudding body kick lands there by Gower!
Gower moves away from the strike by Laine.
Gower tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Laine was well out of range. Poor timing from Gower.
Laine has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Gower.
Gower connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Gower slips a jab from Laine.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Laine fails miserably with a takedown attempt.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine throws a chopping leg kick but Gower manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
A little feinted left hand from Gower on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Gower slips a jab from Laine.
Gower cracks Laine with an open hand slap.
Gower looks for the body kick but Laine saw that one coming.
Gower uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Laine.
An inside leg kick lands from Laine.
Gower takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Gower avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Laine walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Laine slips under a jab from Gower.
Gower slips under a jab from Laine.
Laine tries to land a front kick but Gower steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Laine catches Gower with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Gower connects with a jab.
Laine throws a chopping leg kick but Gower manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Pako Laine has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Gower. Laine does a little dance to reset his feet.
Gower finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Laine avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Laine drops down looking to force a counter takedown but Gower defends it well.
Laine slips under a jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Gower lands with a shot to the body.
Gower blocks a leg kick.
Laine throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Gower counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Gower takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Gower throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Gower swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Laine.

Laine scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Laine looking to control but instead Gower has slipped a leg in, to regain half guard.
Laine prevents Gower from improving his position.
Laine is looking to take a break and control but Gower is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Gower manages to escape and get back to his feet!
Laine lands with a good body shot.
The fighters circling - Gower throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Gower jabs Laine right on the nose. Laine blinks but takes it well.
Gower displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Laine throws out the jab.
Good work by Gower as he checks the leg kick.
Gower darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
Laine uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Gower.
Gower has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Gower there as he acknowledges the shot.
Laine waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Gower.
Gower moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Laine dodges the punch combination from Gower.
Jeff Gower is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Gower looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.
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 telegraphed right hand from Laine misses the target.
Gower throws a quick counter kick to the body but Laine avoids it.
Laine scores with a decent looking hook.
Laine takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Gower throws a nice outside leg kick.
Gower throws out a loose jab but Laine uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gower digs a good hook to Laine's body.
Gower misses the jab.
A low kick from Laine is predictable there
enabling Gower to counter with a crisp jab.
Laine on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Gower looks to land a right hand but Laine moved out of range.
Laine feints the counter takedown.
Laine tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Laine misses with a leg kick
and Gower counters with a thumping low kick.
Laine uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Gower.
Laine throws a shot from downtown. Gower moves away and avoids it.

And that's the end of the fight!
Jeff Gower showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Gower 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 William Gold scores the fight 47:48
Judge Steven Brown scores the fight 47:48
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 50:46

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Pako Laine!

Pako Laine is the new featherweight champion!
In his post fight interview, Pako Laine started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: UGD 94:Man Vs Puno     
Date:   Jan 05, 2018

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Liam Donnelly (ranked 342 p4p, 36 weight class) and Pako Laine (ranked 243 p4p, 25 weight class). Laine has chosen Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi as his entrance music. Rumors backstage are that the fighters have been paid to keep it standing but we know that would never happen in MMA!

173 cm
33
146 lbs
32 - 18 - 1
174 cm
33
146 lbs
20 - 8 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 32 wins, 18 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Liam Donnelly!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
The judges for this bout are James Glass, Colin Fotheringham and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Laine scores with a leg kick.
Pako Laine seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Laine tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Donnelly paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Donnelly was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Laine misses the jab.
Laine throws a lazy right hand but Donnelly sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Laine.
Donnelly looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Laine motions for Donnelly to come forward. Laine throws a leg kick but it misses it's target.

Laine manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Donnelly on his heels. He'll look to pass Donnelly's guard now, I'm sure.

Laine postures up as if he's going to throw some strikes but drops back for an ankle! Donnelly is in big trouble! He looks ready to tap! But no, he's escaped and dives on top of Laine, into his guard.


Donnelly got a little sloppy there for a moment and Laine has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Donnelly has managed to get both his arms back between Laine's legs - danger averted.
Donnelly stopping the sweep attempt from Laine.
Donnelly landing with the ground and pound.
Donnelly showing good wrestling skills to control the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Donnelly trying to control but Laine is working from the bottom.
Donnelly pushes down on Laine's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Laine is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Donnelly seems to be taking a bit of a break to think of his next move. He lands a short punch in the meantime.
Donnelly lands strikes from half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Donnelly is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Laine doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Donnelly.
Laine is concentrating on defense, preventing Donnelly from advancing position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Laine looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Laine slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Donnelly works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Laine wants to improve his position but Donnelly is controlling well.
Laine is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine taking some punishment here, with Donnelly in his half guard.
Donnelly passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Laine!
Donnelly breaks from Laine's wrist control and lands an elbow.
Donnelly has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Donnelly landing strikes from the mount.
Laine taking shots to the head.
Laine can't escape the position.
Donnelly lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.
Laine is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Laine is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Laine tries to hold on but Donnelly pushes him away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine working to try and regain half guard.
Donnelly working Laine over with strikes here.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Donnelly controlling his opponent.
Donnelly tries to control but Laine wriggling away.
Donnelly looking to finish Laine with some ground and pound. This is bad for Laine!
Laine is working to get back to half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Donnelly can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Laine is looking to escape.
Laine is desperately trying to improve his position but Donnelly has a good base and remains in mount.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Donnelly keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Laine.
Laine walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Donnelly checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Donnelly throws a shot from downtown. Laine moves away and avoids it.
Laine waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Donnelly.
Donnelly is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Laine steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Donnelly.
Laine lands a jab to Donnelly's midsection.
The fight stays on the outside here - Donnelly looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Laine tries to clinch but Donnelly moves out of range.
Donnelly lands with a nice body punch.
Laine takes one to the side of the head.

It looks like Pako Laine has been cut.
Laine misses with a looping right.
Donnelly tried to counter with a leg kick but Laine avoided it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Donnellys jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!

Laine has Donnelly up against the cage in a clinch.
Laine using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Donnelly has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Donnelly tries to throw a body punch but Laine avoids it by throwing Donnelly back against the cage.
Donnelly throws a punch but it's blocked by Laine.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Donnelly's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Donnelly lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
Donnelly misses with a punch to the body.
Donnelly blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Donnelly swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Donnelly digs a right hand underneath Laine's ribcage. Laine let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Donnelly lands with a right to the head.
Donnelly tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Donnelly lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
Laine tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Laine lands a left hand.
Donnelly lands a left hand that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
Donnelly digs a right hand underneath Laine's ribcage. Laine let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Donnelly misses with a punch on the inside.
Donnelly jumps guard but Laine turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Donnelly misses with a punch to the body.
Donnelly lands a nice looking hook to the body, 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!
Donnelly misses with the head strike.
Donnelly lands with a short shot to the head.
Donnelly blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Donnelly misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Donnelly misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Laine blocking some punches.
Donnelly misses with a body punch.
Donnelly blocks an uppercut.
Laine scores with a shoulder strike.
Donnelly is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Laine can do to turn this around?
A short right from Donnelly on the inside.
Donnelly goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Donnelly misses with a hook to the ribs.
Donnelly blocks an uppercut.
Laine gets through Donnelly's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Laine has Donnelly pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Donnelly manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Donnelly blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Laine struggles to land a body shot inside as Donnelly controls his hands.
Donnelly misses with a shot to the kidneys.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Donnelly.
Laine lands with a short shot to the head.
Liam Donnelly has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Laine throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Donnelly blocks it with crossed arms.
Donnelly misses with a shot to the kidneys.
A shot in the inside from Donnelly.
Laine lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Donnelly backwards.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Donnelly misses with the head strike.
Donnelly tries a body shot but Laine blocks it.
Donnelly misses with some punches.
Laine misses with some punches.
Donnelly swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Donnelly tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Donnelly lands a hook to the side of the head.
Laine lands with a short shot to the head.
Donnelly misses with a punch to the body.
Donnelly lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Donnelly blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Donnelly tries to pull guard but Laine forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Donnelly blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Laine blocks a body shot from Donnelly.

Laine is trying to trip Donnelly. He has hold of a leg but Donnelly is hopping around, keeping his balance for the moment. Laine persists though and gets the takedown into guard.

Donnelly working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Laine doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Laine manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Laine stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Donnelly swivels though and keeps the full guard.

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!
Donnelly is trying to control the position from the bottom.

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

Donnelly controlling from the top position.
Laine keeping full guard, as Donnelly tries to pass.
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 Liam Donnelly will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Pako Laine's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!



Laine drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
Laine looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Donnelly is avoiding damage well.
Donnelly gets back to half guard.
Donnelly is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Donnelly trying to control here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Donnelly is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Laine pulls his head out easily.

Laine has hold of the far side arm. He's working for the Kimura, can Donnelly defend it? Laine steps over the head and cranks it - Donnelly is tapping out! That was textbook stuff right there - nice submission victory for Laine!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:57 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Pako Laine!
Pako Laine 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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RATING
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Event: UGD 85:Kenway Vs Sturm     
Date:   Nov 17, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Pako Laine (ranked 340 p4p, 33 weight class) and Chris Fuller (ranked 481 p4p, 54 weight class). Laine comes to the cage accompanied by Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi. I don't know about you partner, but I'm pumped for this one!

174 cm
32
146 lbs
19 - 8 - 0
190 cm
33
148 lbs
22 - 10 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Chris Fuller!
The judges for this bout are William Gold, James Ackerman and Richard Clark.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Fuller throws a leg kick
and Laine counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Laine clobbers Fuller with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
That kick from Laine tenderised Fuller's leg. Fuller is trying to keep his angry face on.
Fuller thows a leg kick but Laine checks it
and Laine counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Laine missing with a left hand there. Fuller was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Laine looks to land a body kick but Fuller moved away.
Fuller misses with a series of wild punches.
Fuller looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Laine is looking to counter with a body kick.
Laine throws a shot from downtown. Fuller moves away and avoids it.
Laine ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
We've been hearing reports that Laine has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Laine lands a head kick. Fuller smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
The fighters circling - Laine throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Fuller tries a quick counter leg kick but Laine is wise to it.
Laine avoids the head kick by Fuller.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Laine ducks under a wild hook from Fuller.
Fuller punishes Laine's body with a nice straight punch.
Laine bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Laine misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Laine on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Fuller is a painfully thin specimen of a man. You do wonder whether a good body kick would snap him clean in two.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine misses with a leg kick.
Fuller ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Laine moves away.
Laine jabs Fuller right on the nose. Fuller blinks but takes it well.
Laine jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Laine shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Laine looks for a takedown but Fuller sprawls well.
A nice side step and Fuller releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.

Laine clinches up against the cage.
Laine wants a takedown but no success here.
Laine on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.

Fuller pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Laine is looking to clinch.
Fuller throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Laine's head.
Fuller ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Laine tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Laine misses with a hook
and Fuller counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Fuller scores with a hook to the body. Laine takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.

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!
Fuller's corner calls for a 1-2. Fuller obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.
Fuller throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Laine's head.
Laine throws a lazy right hand but Fuller sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Fuller looks to land a right hand but Laine moved out of range.
Laine throws a lazy head kick
and Fuller counters with a nice low kick that buckles Laine's knee momentarily.
Laine throws a looping overhand right but Fuller ducks down to avoid it.
Fuller misses with a lunging right hand
and Laine counters with a stiff right hand.
Jab from Fuller.
Fuller throws a jab but it's blocked by Laine.
Laine thinks about countering with a body kick.
Laine lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Laine throws a leg kick that misses.
Fuller ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Laine looks to throw the jab but Fuller is out of range.
Fuller looks like he wanted to counter with a high kick but didn't throw it.
Chris Fuller is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Laine connects with a nice looking jab.
Fuller misses with a body shot.
Laine cracks Fuller with a right hand to the side of the head.
Laine tries to clinch up but Fuller circles away and keeps his distance.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fuller tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Laine was well out of range. Poor timing from Fuller.
Fuller ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Fuller throws a head kick but Laine moves out of range.
Fuller avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
A little jabbing left from Fuller on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Laine scores with a leg kick.
Fuller tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Laine with a hook.

Laine scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Fuller wants to get back to his feet.

Laine is looking for a kimura here.
Fuller felt the need to train up his defensive grappling in the buildup to the fight. Presumably he was expecting to be in a difficult position like this, so let's see if he can get out of it.

Laine is looking for a kimura here.
Laine content to control rather than advance.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fuller pushes Laine off looking to stand but Laine dives back in and keeps control.
Laine thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Laine trying to mount his opponent but Fuller defends it.
Laine stops Fuller from getting back to his feet.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
This has been an exciting period of action!

Laine seems to be looking for submissions.
Fuller is trying to stand back up but Laine is controlling him

Laine is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Fuller is just riding it out for now. Laine eventually gives up the hold.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Pako Laine dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Laine blocks a head kick by Fuller.
Fuller misses with a straight left.
A jab from Fuller misses.
It looked like Laine wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Laine will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.
Laine thows a left - swing and a miss!

Laine closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Laine lands in his opponent's guard.
Fuller can't keep his opponent in guard - Laine advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Laine throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Laine is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Fuller doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Laine.
Fuller wants to get back to his feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine moves nicely into side control.
Laine is looking to take a break and control but Fuller is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Fuller is positioning himself to get back to half guard.

Laine tries for a kimura but Fuller is defending well.
Fuller tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Laine wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Fuller is pushing Laine's head away, looking to escape. Laine manages to hold on to the position though.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Laine wants to lay and pray for a moment but Fuller keeps working.
Fuller on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Fuller tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Laine wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.
Fuller gets back to half guard.

Fuller is defending against the submission attempts here by Laine.
Fuller looks like he's trying to stand up.

Laine seems to be looking for submissions.
Fuller is trying to stand up here but Laine is controlling him well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Fuller makes some distance and scrambles quickly back to his feet. Nice work!
Laine throws a good cross that connects.
Laine takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Laine misses with a leg kick.
Fuller misses with a hook.
Laine takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Laine throws the left hand but Fuller avoids the punch easily.
Laine tries to clinch there but Fuller circles away.
Fuller chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Laine can pounce on him.
Laine changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Fuller connects with a leg kick. Laine looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Laine tries to close the distance and clinch but Fuller swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Laine throws a nice inside 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!

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

Laine is trying to get an arm triangle but Fuller is defending well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Fuller throws his opponent off and manages to get back to his feet! Nicely done!
An inside leg kick from Laine misses.
Laine finds nothing but air with that leg kick attempt.
Laine swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Laine stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Laine misses with a head kick.
Laine throws a leg kick
and Fuller counters with a nice low kick that buckles Laine's knee momentarily.
Laine throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Laine throws a hook but Fuller blocks it.
Fuller lands with a shot to the body.
Fuller throws a leg kick
and Laine counters with a body kick that stops Fuller in his tracks momentarily.
Laine swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Laine uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Pako Laine dominated that second round.
That's time! Laine's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. This is the final round!


Fuller misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Laine.
Laine looked to counter that last move with a leg kick but didn't pull the trigger.
Laine tries to clinch up but Fuller circles away and keeps his distance.
Laine throws a body punch but Fuller moves out of range.
Fuller scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Laine is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Fuller.
Fuller throws an overhand right that lands on Laine's shoulder, as Laine tries to avoid the shot.
Fuller is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Laine rather than just go for the knockout.
Laine shoots in looking for a takedown. Fuller tries to sprawl out of it but Laine keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Fuller manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Fuller slips a jab and a cross from Laine.
Laine throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Fuller's head.
Fuller misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Laine.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fuller lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Fuller throws a low kick but Laine avoids it.
Fuller throws a series of punches but Laine avoids them all with ease.
Fuller throws a body punch but Laine moves out of range.
Laine darts in and out, connecting with a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fuller throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Laine sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Laine jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Fuller misses with a body shot.
Fuller misses with a shot to the body
and Laine counters with a good, hard body kick but Fuller shrugs it off.
Laine throws a low kick, looking for Fuller's leg but Fuller calmly moves out of range.
Fuller swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Fuller dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Pako Laine is winning the standup battle so far.
Laine is looking to slow Fuller down with leg kicks.
Fuller misses with an uppercut
enabling Laine to counter with a crisp jab.
A nice inside leg kick there by Fuller. That's going to slow Laine down.
Fuller lands with a shot to the body.
Fuller throws a low kick, looking for Laine's leg but Laine calmly moves out of range.
Laine half committed to a counter leg kick.
Fuller thows a leg kick but Laine checks it
enabling Laine to counter with a crisp jab.
Laine connects with a solid leg kick.
Fuller scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Fuller fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Laine manages to avoid it.
Chris Fuller has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Laine gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Laine misses with a knee strike.
Laine throws a head punch that misses.
Laine throws a head punch that misses.
Laine throws a head punch that misses.
Laine lands a knee to the head.
Fuller struggles to land a body shot inside as Laine controls his hands.
Fuller is trying to break the clinch but Laine has him pressed against the cage.
Fuller blocking some punches.
A shot in the inside from Laine.
Laine tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Fuller pushes Laine back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Laine misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Fuller.
Laine takes an elbow to the temple.
Fuller tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Laine's elbow.

Fuller breaks the clinch.
Laine misses with a leg kick
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Fuller connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fuller swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Laine appears to be looking for a counter takedown.

Laine has managed to clinch.
Laine lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Laine gets through Fuller's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A nice left hand lands by Fuller.
Laine goes for a body shot but it's blocked.

Fuller escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Laine feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Fuller's calf.
Laine throws a body shot but no joy.
Laine bobs and weaves and unloads with a good uppercut.
Laine throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Laine avoids the body shot from Fuller.
Laine fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Fuller manages to avoid it.
Fuller attempts a leg kick but it's missed by a good margin.
Laine avoids the body shot from Fuller.
Fuller thows a leg kick but Laine checks it
and Laine counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

Fuller is rocked!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Fuller misses with a leg kick
and Laine counters with a stiff right hand.
Fuller is still on wobbly legs! Can Laine finish him?

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A nice inside leg kick there by Laine. That's going to slow Fuller down.
A chopping leg kick lands by Laine.
Laine connects with a solid leg kick.
A decent looking body kick lands there for Laine.
Laine moves out of range of the strikes.
A decent looking cross lands there for Laine.
A chopping leg kick lands by Laine.
Fuller has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Fuller throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Laine cracks Fuller with a hook to the temple - Fuller is on wobbly legs here! Laine swarms him with hook after hook, landing with each one! Fuller falls to the canvas face first and the referee dives in to stop the fight! Laine wins by TKO!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:20 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Punches). Pako Laine!
A very excited looking Pako Laine 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.
Chris Fuller spoke after the fight, saying 'Motha motha fuck, motha motha fuck, motha fuck motha fuck, fuck fuck fuck'.
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83%

 

Event: UGD 75:Dykstra Vs Beaumont     
Date:   Sep 15, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Pako Laine (ranked 145 p4p, 15 weight class) and Selfie Lord (ranked 264 p4p, 32 weight class). Laine comes to the cage accompanied by Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi. 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.

174 cm
31
149 lbs
19 - 7 - 0
171 cm
30
147 lbs
18 - 10 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Selfie Lord!
The judges for this bout are Daniel Bishop, James Ackerman and James Glass.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A shot to the liver by Lord. Beautiful body shot.
Lord moves away from the strike by Laine.
Lord lands a nice hook to Laine's body. Laine takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Donk. Lord catches Laine right on the button with a cross.

Lord clinches.
Lord is looking to break free of the clinch but Laine has double underhooks.
Laine tries a body shot but Lord blocks it.
Lord presses Laine against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Lord swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Lord scores with a nice hook to the head.
Laine using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Lord has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
A hook to the body from Lord.
Laine blocking some punches.
We've been hearing reports that Laine has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Laine drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
A head punch on the inside from Lord fails to land.
Lord lands a left hand that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Laine softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Lord is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Laine throws a head punch that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A nice left hand lands by Lord.
Laine misses with a short punch on the inside.
A short uppercut from Laine.
Laine swings wildly with an uppercut but Lord uses good head movement to avoid it.
Lord blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Lord stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Laine looking to throw knees to the head but Lord is blocking nicely.
Lord lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Laine or not.
Lord can't find room to land a body shot as Laine controls the action.
Laine misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Lord.
Laine throws a head punch that misses.

Lord breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Lord fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Laine.
Laine throws a lazy body kick
and Lord counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Lord ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Laine moves away.
Laine swings widly with a right hand
and Lord counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Pako Laine seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Lord works the jab nicely.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Laine moves into the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine wants to take the fight to the mat but Lord manages to get underhooks and keep the fight in the clinch.
Lord has been looking to improve his clinch game in recent weeks. Laine seems to have the measure of him in the clinch so far, so let's see if Lord can turn it around.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Pako Laine. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Lord escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Laine blocks the body kick.
Selfie Lord is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Lord gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Laine throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Lord counters with a straight right hand.

Lord closes the distance and clinches.
A head punch on the inside from Laine fails to land.
A shot in the inside from Lord.
Laine lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.

Lord breaks from the clinch.
Laine moves out of range as Lord strikes.
Laine was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Laine scores with a leg kick.
Laine on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Lord. Lord obviously looking to wear him down.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Laine is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Lord is defending well for now.
Laine working aggressively here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine works on Lord's body with a couple of short punches.
Lord managing to block the knees to the body from Laine.
Laine putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Lord in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Lord scores with a shoulder strike.
Laine blocks an uppercut.
Lord softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Lord managing to block the knees to the body from Laine.
Lord throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Laines head.
Lord makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Lord blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Lord lands a right hand that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
A nice left hand lands by Laine.
Laine lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Lord backwards.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Laine lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Lord lands a body punch in the clinch.
Laine throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Lord blocks it with crossed arms.
Lord lands a right hand that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Lord.
Lord lands a body punch.
A right hook to the body lands for Lord.
Laine is breathing heavily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine swings wildly with an uppercut but Lord uses good head movement to avoid it.
Lord scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A short uppercut from Laine.
Lord misses with a punch on the inside.

Lord manages to break the clinch.
Laine misses with a leg kick.
Lord appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Laine tries to clinch but Lord moves out of range.
Lord doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.

Lord fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Laine, pushing him back against the cage.
Lord is trying to break free.
Laine misses with the head strike.
Lord lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Lord gets through Laine's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Laine tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Lord avoids it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Lord.
Laine wants a takedown but no success here.
Lord struggles to land a body shot inside as Laine controls his hands.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Lord.
Lord lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Lord keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Laine throws a leg kick
letting Lord counter with a right hand.
Lord throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Laine sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Lord throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Lord smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Lord lands a glancing blow to the side of Laine's head.
Laine rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Lord counters with an inside leg kick.

Laine has closed the distance and engaged Lord in a clinch.
Laine misses with a knee strike.
Lord blocks a body shot from Laine.
Lord lands an uppercut.

Lord breaks from the clinch.
Lord connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Lord closes the distance and clinches.

Lord pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Laine slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Laine misses with the combination.
Lord doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Lord misses with the combination.
Laine throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Lord is looking for the big counter here.
Laine throws a leg kick but Lord sees it coming and moves out of range.
Laine feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Lords jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!
Lord throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Laine jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Lord fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Laine on the side of the head.
Lord listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Lord wants to clinch up but Laine keeps it at a distance.
Laine throws an off balance right hand
and Lord counters with a nice uppercut.
Laine swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Lord falls off balance throwing a combination
and Laine counters with a nice body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Both fighters circling a little - Laine finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Laine throws a punch but it's blocked by Lord.
Laine softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Laine is trying to pull guard but Lord turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Lord lands an uppercut.
Lord misses with a hook from the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Lord.
Laine tries to land knees in the clinch but Lord avoids the damage to the body.
A left hand lands to the body for Laine.
Lord tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Laine misses with a hook from the clinch.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Lord.
Laine tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Laine using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Lord has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
A nice right hand lands inside from Lord.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Lord blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Lord lands with a short head shot on the inside.
Laine blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Selfie Lord seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Laine tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
A head punch on the inside from Laine fails to land.

Lord pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Laine misses with a looping right.
A countering left hand to the body from Lord misses.
Lord scores with a jab. Laine acknowledges it with a nod of the head.

Laine gets a clinch.
Lord working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Lord takes a shot to the head.
Laine has a couple of punches blocked by Lord.
Laine working Lord over with knees to the body.
Laine misses with a hook from the clinch.
Laine misses with a knee strike.
Laine lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Lord lands a hook that snaps the head of Laine backwards.

It looks like Pako Laine has been cut.
Lord lands a hook to the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Lord lands a right hand that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
Laine takes a shot to the head.
Laine misses with some punches.
Laine tries a body shot but Lord blocks it.
Laine is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Lord is defending well for now.
Laine tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Lord avoids it.
Laine misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Lord.

Laine jumps guard.
Lord stopping the sweep attempt from Laine.
Lord postures up.

Laine is working an open guard so Lord takes the opportunity to get back to his feet.
Lord scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Lord darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Lord throws a low kick but it's checked well by Laine.
Lord scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Laine walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.

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

Selfie Lord showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Pako Laine'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!


Laine feints and then cracks Lord's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Lord down.
Lord has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A chopping leg kick lands by Laine.
Laine throws a low kick but it's checked well by Lord.
The fighters circling - Laine throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Lord throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Laine on the side of the head.
Oh Laine is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
The crowd cheers as Lord lands an impressive looking overhand right. Laine doesn't seem phased though.
Today's fight clock is brought to you by... OOOH that's a huge shot by Lord! Laine is in big trouble here - the ref steps in to save him and this one is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:29 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Selfie Lord!
An out of breath Selfie Lord 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: Ascension 0811     
Date:   Aug 11, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ichabod Crane and Pako Laine. Crane comes to the cage accompanied by Way of The Ninja. The crowd seem to be enjoying Laine's choice of entrance music: Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi. Pako Laine is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples.

165 cm
34
154 lbs
33 - 19 - 0
174 cm
31
149 lbs
18 - 7 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 19 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Ichabod Crane!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
The judges for this bout are Richard Clark, Colin Fotheringham and Sam Margolis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Crane throws out a loose jab but Laine uses good head movement to avoid it.
Laine staying out of range there.
Laine scores with a shot to the body.
Crane misses with a double jab
and Laine connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Laine staying out of range there.
Laine steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Crane.
Laine swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Danga de danga de dang - Laine scores with a four punch combination!

Laine pushes Crane up against the cage in a clinch.
Crane tries to break free but Laine pushes him back against the cage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Crane.
Laine tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Crane's elbow.

Crane breaks the clinch.
We've been told by Crane's head coaches at Westside Martial Arts that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
Laine connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Laine blocks a jab.
Laine moves out of range as Crane strikes.
Crane takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?

That's one minute gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Crane.
Crane ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Laine moves away.
Crane keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crane is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Laine throws a body punch but Crane moves out of range.
Laine with a hook.
Laine keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Laine throws out a counter right but Crane avoids it with no problem.
Laine lands a lovely overhand right.
Laine staying out of range there.
Laine throws out a counter right but Crane avoids it with no problem.
Crane uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Laine.
Laine keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Laine tries to clinch but Crane is having none of it.
Crane lands with a hook. Laine tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Pako Laine seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Laine scores with a shot to the body.
Laine swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Laine has used his reach advantage pretty well so far tonight.
Laine fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Crane manages to avoid it.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Laine is clearly looking to counter with head kicks.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Laine works Crane's body with a nice hook.
Laine takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Laine dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Crane throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Laine throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Laine uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Crane.

Crane tries to keep at a distance but Laine has taken the fight into the clinch.
Laine landing some nice looking knees to the body.
Crane tries to circle away but Laine has him pinned against the cage.
Laine throws a knee to the head but misses.
Crane lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Crane blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Laine looking to throw knees to the head but Crane is blocking nicely.
Laine tries to land a knee to the head but Crane blocks with his arms.
Laine fails to pull guard.
Laine lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Crane backwards.
Laine pushes Crane back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.

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

Crane breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Laine lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Laine throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Laine has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Laine lands with a shot to the body.
Crane misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Laine.
Crane throws a body punch but Laine moves out of range.
Laine turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Laine tries to clinch up but Crane circles away and keeps his distance.
Laine throws an overhand right that lands on Crane's shoulder, as Crane tries to avoid the shot.
Crane walks into a stiff left hand from Laine.
Crane scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
Laine connects with a body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Laine pulls out of a head kick attempt.
A little feinted left hand from Crane on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Crane swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Laine counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Laine tries a head kick but it misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine fails with the takedown
and Crane counters with a nice body shot.
Crane is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Laine's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
Laine closes the distance looking to clinch
and Crane counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Crane connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Crane tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Laine was well out of range. Poor timing from Crane.
Crane has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Laine finds it's way round the side to connect with Crane's head.
Laine is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Crane had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Laine steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Crane.
Laine throws a body shot but no joy.
Crane rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Laine cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Jab by Laine.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Crane checks the leg kick nicely there.
Crane displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Laine throws out the jab.
Crane was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Crane looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Laine 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.

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


Crane throws the left hand but Laine avoids the punch easily.
Laine throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Laine staying out of range there.
Laine let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Pako Laine seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Crane jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Laine keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crane looks to score with a jab to the body but Laine is just out of range.
Crane misses with an uppercut. Laine saw that one coming.
Crane just misses with a punch to the body.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Crane fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Laine misses with a straight right.
Laine takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A low kick from Laine misses
and Crane counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Crane dips to his left and cracks Laine with an uppercut!
Laine looks to throw the jab but Crane is out of range.
Crane keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Nice uppercut lands for Laine. That snapped Crane's head back.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Laine tries a low kick but Crane avoids it.
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Laine manages to avoid it.
Crane takes a swing at Laine's ribcage but misses.
Laine is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
Crane takes a swing at Laine's ribcage but misses.
Laine throws a sloppy head kick and Crane moves out of range easily.
Crane swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Laine misses with a leg kick
and Crane counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Laine lands a right hook to the body.
Crane moves into range and throws a lovely three punch combination.
Laine connects with a body shot that sends Crane's belly button to the back.
Laine steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Crane.
Crane missing with a left hand there. Laine was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Laine!
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Laine fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Crane fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Laine has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Laine darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
A swing and a miss from Crane.
Laine bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Crane's head.
Laine shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Crane but Crane pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Laine looks to score with a jab to the body but Crane is just out of range.
Nice uppercut there from Crane.
Crane lunges in with an uppercut that skims his opponent's chin.
Crane looks to score with a jab to the body but Laine is just out of range.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Crane closes the distance and lands a one-two.
Laine throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Laine lands a nice looking body kick.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Crane circles away quickly and effectively.

Laine pushes Crane up against the cage in a clinch.
Crane blocks a body shot from Laine.
Crane tries to land knees in the clinch but Laine avoids the damage to the body.
Laine missing with knees to the body.
Laine has Crane pressed against the cage, preventing Crane from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Crane tries a body shot but Laine blocks it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Crane.

Crane pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Crane looks to land a right hand but Laine moved out of range.
Laine slips under a jab from Crane.
Laine lands a nice hook to Crane's body. Crane takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Crane throws a body punch but Laine moves out of range.
Laine throws the left hand but Crane avoids the punch easily.
Ichabod Crane is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Laine throws the left hand but Crane avoids the punch easily.
Crane swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Crane swings for the body but Laine moves out of range.
Laine shapes to counter with a head kick.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane wants to strike at distance but he can't break free of the clinch.
Laine tries a body shot but Crane blocks it.

Crane breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Crane misses with a body shot.
Laine appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Laine throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Crane counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Laine lands a jab-cross combination.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Crane's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Laine connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Crane scrambles back to his feet.
Crane scores with a shot to the body.
Crane slips under a jab.
Crane was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Laine scores with a decent looking hook.
Crane keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Laine manages to avoid it.
Crane lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Laine waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Crane.
It looked like Crane was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Laine.
Laine takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
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 Ichabod Crane will probably get the nod.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Crane connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Laine momentarily.
Laine lands a head kick. Crane smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
Danga de danga de dang - Laine scores with a four punch combination!
A big right from Crane misses.
A good leg kick by Laine.
Crane keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Crane avoids a kick to the body.
Crane moves out of range as Laine strikes.
Crane swings for the body but Laine moves out of range.
Nice sprawl there from Crane as Laine shoots in.
Laine is looking to clinch but Crane is avoiding it.
Laine takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Good work by Crane as he checks the leg kick.
A shot to the body from Laine misses
enabling Crane to counter with a crisp jab.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Laine avoids the body shot from Crane.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine misses with a two punch combination.
Crane was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Laine fails with a takedown attempt.
Ichabod Crane has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Pako Laine.
Crane jabs Laine to the body, keeping him at a distance.
A punch combination from Laine misses.
Crane throws an off balance right hand
and Laine makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
A looping hook to the body misses from Crane. Laine does a little dance to reset his feet.
Laine shapes to counter with a head kick.
Laine throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Crane sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Laine rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Crane moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Crane waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Laine.
Crane keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Laine.
Laine avoids the body shot from Crane.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A jab from Crane finds it's way through Laine's defenses.
Crane throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Laine sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Crane lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Crane stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Laine.
Laine tries to clinch
and Crane counters with a stiff right hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Laine throws a looping overhand right but Crane ducks down to avoid it.
Laine throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
A jab from Crane misses.
Crane blocks a head kick by Laine.
An attempted straight right counter from Crane misses the target.
Laine misses with a jab, cross combination.
Crane is looking for a counter combo.
Crane scores with a jab to the body.
Crane uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Laine.
Laine defending well as Crane loads up on a big left hand.
Laine appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.
Crane swings and misses with a hook to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Crane.
Laine let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Laine throws a sloppy head kick and Crane moves out of range easily.
Laine tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Crane is able to avoid easily.
Laine looks to land a combination but Crane avoids it well.
Crane closes the distance and takes a jab right on the nose as he does so.
Laine moves out of range of the strikes.
Crane scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Crane displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Laine throws out the jab.
Crane slips a straight right by Laine.
Crane takes a nice looking leg kick right on the meat of his thigh there.
Laine scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Crane keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Laine doesn't manage to clinch there - Crane circles away.
Laine throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Crane counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Crane fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Laine manages to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Crane throws a shot from downtown. Laine moves away and avoids it.
Crane blocks a jab.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
No joy there for Crane, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
A slapping leg kick lands for Laine.
Laine lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Laine connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Nice body punch from Laine.
Crane is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Crane keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Crane slips a jab from Laine.
Laine misses with the combination.
Laine jabs Crane to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Crane dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Pako Laine.
Well Laine 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 28:29
Judge Colin Fotheringham scores the fight 28:29
Judge Sam Margolis scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Pako Laine!

Pako Laine 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: Ascension 0715     
Date:   Jul 15, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Ricardo Monteban and Pako Laine. Laine is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi. Ricardo Monteban is staring across the cage at his opponent, tweaking his nipples... Tweaking his own nipples that is.

165 cm
35
148 lbs
29 - 19 - 0
174 cm
31
149 lbs
17 - 7 - 0
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 19 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Ricardo Monteban!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
The judges for this bout are Shigeki Fujiwara, Kenichi Hosakawa and Yukihiro Shimada.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Monteban has closed the distance and engaged Laine in a clinch.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Laine has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Laine fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Monteban avoiding damage as Laine throws knees to the body.
Monteban is trying to force a seperation but Laine has the dominant position.
Monteban misses with a short punch on the inside.
Laine tries a knee to the head but Monteban blocks it.

Monteban has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Laine clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Laine tries to escape the position.

Monteban tightening his grip on Laine, looking for the choke.

Monteban seems to be going for a rear naked choke. He has an arm under Laine's chin but Laine turns very nicely into Monteban's guard. Good BJJ skills being displayed there by Laine.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Laine pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Monteban is keeping the position for now.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Laine thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Laine preventing the sweep.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Monteban is on top in guard.

Monteban connects with a couple of short punches.
Monteban is working Laine over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine looking for a sweep. Not yet Laine, not yet.
Monteban wants to pass the guard but Laine is keeping the position.

Laine is working actively off his back, looking to secure an arm or perhaps work for a triangle.
Laine looking to hit a scissor sweep but Monteban is one step ahead there.

Laine has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Monteban can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Laine lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.


Monteban is looking for a triangle but Laine pushes his legs off easily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Monteban is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Laine defends well.
Monteban wants to sweep here but Laine controlling him for the moment.
Laine forces his way into half guard.

Monteban is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Laine pulls his head out easily.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Laine prevents Monteban from improving his position.
Laine wants to free his trapped foot but Monteban is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Laine passes to side control.
Monteban is looking for a sweep.
Monteban is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at The Coffee Shop, so we'll see if he gets out of it.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Monteban sneaks a leg under to get back to half guard.
Monteban is trying to get back to full guard.
Laine trying to pass the guard but Monteban defending well.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Laine throws a quick inside leg kick.

Laine clinches.
Laine tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

Laine is fighting off a takedown attempt but Monteban is just too persistent for him and manages to trip Laine to the mat. Laine regains guard as soon as the fighters hit the mat.
Laine lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Laine pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Monteban is keeping the position for now.
Laine is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Monteban has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Laine can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Monteban can't keep his opponent in guard - Laine advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Monteban trying to control but Laine postures up.
Monteban is looking for a sweep. Laine is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Monteban looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Monteban wants to get back to full guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are showing their displeasure at the lack of action as loud boos ring out around the arena.
Laine wants to control but Monteban is keeping him busy.
Laine passes to side control.
Monteban regains half guard.

Monteban actively working from the bottom here.
Monteban is looking to improve his position.
Laine is taking a breather. Monteban says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Monteban is defending against the submission attempts here by Laine.
Laine wants to lay and pray for a moment but Monteban keeps working.

Laine is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Monteban is just riding it out for now. Laine eventually gives up the hold.
Laine has freed up his trapped foot and advances to mount.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Laine wants to take his opponent's back but he's not managed it.
Monteban tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Monteban wants to improve position but instead he's given up his back.

Laine is working for the rear naked choke. He has one arm under the chin but Monteban has hold of the other arm. A bit of a stalemate here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Monteban changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Laine looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Laine is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Monteban off and has taken his back!

Laine looking for the rear naked choke. And he's got it! Monteban taps!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:34 of round 3, we have a winner by way of Submission (RNC). Pako Laine!
A very excited looking Pako Laine 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: Ascension 0617     
Date:   Jun 17, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Pako Laine and Seve Ballesteros. Laine comes to the cage accompanied by Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

174 cm
30
149 lbs
17 - 6 - 0
175 cm
32
154 lbs
19 - 3 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Seve Ballesteros!
The judges for this bout are Alan Glass, Wesley Smith and Tiny Johnson.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Laine takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Ballesteros cracks Laine with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Laine is looking to slow Ballesteros down with leg kicks.
Laine misses with an uppercut
and Ballesteros makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Laine tries to clinch but Ballesteros is having none of it.
Laine misses with a straight left.

Laine has closed the distance and engaged Ballesteros in a clinch.
Laine softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Ballesteros softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Ballesteros lands a hook that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
Ballesteros lands a hook that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Ballesteros breaks from the clinch.
Laine throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Ballesteros tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Laine shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says Ballesteros as he avoids it easily.
Laine throws a body kick that misses.
Laine swings for the body but Ballesteros moves out of range.
It seemed like Ballesteros was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Laine moves in looking to clinch but Ballesteros pushes him off.
Ballesteros misses with a wild body shot.
Laine throws out a leg kick but Ballesteros moves out of range and Laine only half commits.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine misses with a lunging right hand
and Ballesteros counters with a slapping leg kick.
Ballesteros uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Laine.
Ballesteros takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Laine.
A slapping body kick lands there for Ballesteros.
Ballesteros checks a leg kick nicely.
Laine throws a poor cross that misses
and Ballesteros counters with a straight right hand.
Laine misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Ballesteros goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Laine darts in trying to clinch
letting Ballesteros counter with a right hand.
Ballesteros fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Laine manages to avoid it.
Ballesteros pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Laine is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Ballesteros.
Ballesteros moves out of range of the strikes.
Laine scores with a body shot.
Ballesteros scores with a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Ballesteros scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Laine fails with the takedown.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Pako Laine. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Laine takes the fight into the clinch.
Laine scores a nice knee to the body.
Ballesteros missing with knees to the body.
Ballesteros pressing his opponent against the cage.
Laine swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Laine scores with an uppercut up the middle.

Ballesteros breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Ballesteros uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Laine.
Seve Ballesteros is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Ballesteros scores with a punch to the head.

Ballesteros gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Laine to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Ballesteros wants to get back to his feet but he's too absorbed in his own little project and Laine manages to pass to side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.


Ballesteros manages to create a bit of space in order to work his way back to his feet. Laine keeps hold of his opponent and drives him back against the cage.
Ballesteros lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Ballesteros lands with a left to the head.
Ballesteros on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Ballesteros softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.

Ballesteros breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Laine throws a body kick but he was well out of range there.
Laine slips under a jab.
Laine connects with a nice looking jab.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Ballesteros pulls out of a head kick attempt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine tries to clinch up
and Ballesteros counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Laine moves out of range of the leg kick from Ballesteros.
Ballesteros goes for a high kick. It partially lands.

It looks like Pako Laine has been cut.
Ballesteros slips under a jab.
Laine swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Laine throws a low kick but Ballesteros moves out of range easily.
A chopping leg kick lands by Ballesteros.
Ballesteros connects with a solid leg kick.
Laine cracks Ballesteros with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Pako Laine seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Ballesteros has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Ballesteros there as he acknowledges the shot.
Ballesteros waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Laine.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Nice body kick from Laine.
Laine scores with a jab to the head.
Laine misses with a straight left.
Ballesteros ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Ballesteros takes one on the chin but seems OK.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A looping hook to the body misses from Laine. Ballesteros does a little dance to reset his feet.
A little jabbing left from Ballesteros on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Laine pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
A nice side step and Ballesteros releases a counter shot to the body, but it doesn't find it's home.
Ballesteros tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Laine is looking to clinch but Ballesteros is avoiding it.
Laine wants to clinch.
Ballesteros ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Laine, as that shot connected.
Laine pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Laine blocks a head kick by Ballesteros.
Ballesteros jabbing away but nothing is landing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ballesteros throws a quick inside leg kick.
Laine misses with a takedown attempt
and Ballesteros counters with a head kick.
Ballesteros misses with an uppercut. Laine saw that one coming.

Ballesteros tries to sprawl but Laine drives through with a takedown into half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
This has been an exciting period of action!
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Ballesteros is not content to let Laine control the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ballesteros wants to get back to his feet.

Ballesteros kicks off Laine and gets to his feet.
Seve Ballesteros seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Ballesteros connects with a solid leg kick.
Laine lunges at Ballesteros with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Ballesteros's hand.
Laine looks for a takedown but Ballesteros sprawls well.
Ballesteros scores with a leg kick.
Ballesteros avoids the clinch attempt nicely.
Ballesteros cracks Laine with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Laine tries to clinch up.

Laine moves into the clinch.
Laine on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ballesteros is trying to maintain a safe position but Laine gets an underhook and turns Ballesteros into the cage.
Ballesteros trying to stall but Laine improves his position.
Laine is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Ballesteros is defending well for now.
Laine blocks an uppercut.
Laine misses with a hook to the ribs.
Ballesteros working aggressively here.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Ballesteros blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Laine digs a right hand underneath Ballesteros's ribcage. Ballesteros let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Laine tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Ballesteros avoids it.
Laine using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Ballesteros has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Laine.
Ballesteros avoiding damage as Laine throws knees to the body.

Ballesteros breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Laine thows a leg kick but Ballesteros checks it
enabling Ballesteros to counter with a crisp jab.
Ballesteros takes one to the side of the head.
Ballesteros listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Laine looks to land a right hand but Ballesteros moved out of range.
Ballesteros fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine takes a swing at Ballesteros's ribcage but misses.
A little jabbing left from Ballesteros on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Ballesteros lands a body shot.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Laine.
Laine wants to clinch.
Laine tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Ballesteros tries a low kick but Laine avoids it.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Ballesteros 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 Laine has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Laine and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Ballesteros throws a quick inside leg kick.
Laine misses with a left hand
and Ballesteros counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
A jab from Laine misses.
Laine displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Ballesteros throws out the jab.
Ballesteros misses the shot to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine tries to land a front kick but Ballesteros steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Ballesteros avoids a kick to the body.
Some bone on bone action there as Laine checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Laine throwing a counter right hand but Ballesteros manages to avoid it.
Laine connects with a good right hand that stumbles Ballesteros. Ballesteros circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
A big right from Ballesteros misses.
A looping hook to the body misses from Laine. Ballesteros does a little dance to reset his feet.
Laine moves out of range of the body kick.
Laine fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Ballesteros is out of range.
Laine throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Laine misses with a looping left.
Laine tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Ballesteros was well out of range. Poor timing from Laine.
Laine walks into a straight right hand from Ballesteros.
A slow jab from Laine misses its intended target.
Laine is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Laine looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Laine looks to land a right hand but Ballesteros moved out of range.
Ballesteros tries a head kick but it misses.
Ballesteros is looking to score with low kicks.
Laine is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Seve Ballesteros showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Pako Laine'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. This is the final round!



Laine closes the distance and presses his opponent up against the cage.
Ballesteros misses with some punches.
Laine scores with a shoulder strike.
Laine lands with a right to the head.
Laine avoiding damage as Ballesteros throws knees to the body.
Laine is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Ballesteros is defending well for now.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Laine obliges.
Laine misses with a hook from the clinch.
Ballesteros misses with a punch on the inside.
Laine lands a body punch in the clinch.
Ballesteros struggles to land a body shot inside as Laine controls his hands.
Laine misses with the head strike.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Ballesteros throws a punch but it's blocked by Laine.
A right hand to the body from Ballesteros.
Pako Laine has scored more points in the clinch so far.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Laine.
Ballesteros misses with a punch to the body.
A shot in the inside from Laine.
Ballesteros tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Ballesteros struggles to land a body shot inside as Laine controls his hands.
Laine tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Ballesteros avoids it.
A head punch on the inside from Ballesteros fails to land.
Laine landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Ballesteros takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Ballesteros tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Laine's elbow.
Laine blocking some punches.
Laine misses with a punch on the inside.
A nice left hand lands by Ballesteros.
Laine with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Laine tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Laine blocking some punches.
Laine lands a body punch.
Ballesteros blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Ballesteros pushes Laine back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Ballesteros.
Laine blocking some punches.
Laine throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Ballesteros blocks it with crossed arms.
Pako Laine has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A short left from Laine.
Laine lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Laine throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Ballesteros blocks it with crossed arms.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Laine lands with a light punch inside.
Ballesteros's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Ballesteros landing some nice looking knees to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Ballesteros fails to land.
Laine misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Ballesteros.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Laine.
Ballesteros working aggressively here.
Ballesteros is trying to maintain a safe position but Laine gets an underhook and turns Ballesteros into the cage.
Laine misses with a short punch on the inside.
A head punch on the inside from Ballesteros fails to land.
A head punch on the inside from Laine fails to land.
Laine misses with some punches.
Ballesteros goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Laine works on Ballesteros's body with a couple of short punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Laine.
Laine throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Ballesteross head.
Ballesteros blocking some punches.
Laine misses with some punches.
Ballesteros scores with a shot to the side of Laine's head.
Laine tries to throw a body punch but Ballesteros avoids it by throwing Laine back against the cage.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Laine obliges.
Ballesteros misses with a hook from the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Laine fails to land.
Laine working aggressively here.
Ballesteros misses with a hook to the ribs.
Laine tries to land knees in the clinch but Ballesteros avoids the damage to the body.
Laine lands with a right to the head.
Laine fails to land with a short punch on the inside.

Ballesteros pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Ballesteros fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Laine misses with a looping right.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine throws a hook to the side of Ballesteros's head but Ballesteros sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Ballesteros throws a predictable looking body shot
and Laine counters with a nice body kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Ballesteros keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Laine misses with an uppercut. Ballesteros saw that one coming.
Ballesteros lands a nice shot to the body.
Ballesteros uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Laine.
Ballesteros scores with a leg kick.
Laine tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Ballesteros paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Laine throws a leg kick which misses Ballesteros's front leg but catches the back leg as Ballesteros tries to avoid it.
Laine takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Ballesteros keeps the fight on the outside.
Ballesteros buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Nice defenses there by Ballesteros.
Ballesteros throws out a counter right but Laine avoids it with no problem.
Ballesteros checks the leg kick.
Laine misses the shot to the body.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Ballesteros! But no joy.

And that's the end of the fight!
Pako Laine showed his dominance in that final round.
I think Ballesteros 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 Alan Glass scores the fight 28:29
Judge Wesley Smith scores the fight 28:29
Judge Tiny Johnson scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Seve Ballesteros!

An out of breath Seve Ballesteros 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: Havoc Midweek Mayhem 6     
Date:   Mar 08, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Joaquim Rapture and Pako Laine. Rapture comes to the cage accompanied by For Heavy Metal we will die!. Laine has chosen Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi as his entrance music. Pako Laine acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

175 cm
33
150 lbs
28 - 13 - 0
174 cm
29
149 lbs
17 - 5 - 0
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Joaquim Rapture!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
The judges for this bout are Ivan Kurochkin, Valeri Chadov and Aleksei Zolotukhin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Laine throws a low kick, looking for Rapture's leg but Rapture calmly moves out of range.
Rapture half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Well, he's not going to score with shots like that. A lazy body kick attempt from Laine.
Laine avoids the head kick by Rapture.
Laine throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
A left lands for Laine.
Rapture moves out of range of the body kick.
Rapture looks to throw the jab but Laine is out of range.
Rapture fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Laine on the side of the head.
Rapture lands a jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine tries to clinch up.
Rapture on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Laine tests Rapture's chin there with a solid looking shot.

Rapture is rocked!
Rapture scores with a sloppy right hand. Laine should have avoided that one.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rapture.
Laine wants to counter with a clinch but Rapture pushes him away.

Rapture fakes a strike and closes the distance, dragging Laine to the ground. Rapture is now in Laine's guard.
Rapture throwing strikes from guard but Laine blocks nicely.
Rapture working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Rapture in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.
Rapture is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Rapture postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.

Laine looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
Laine looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Rapture accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Rapture working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Laine looking for submissions off his back, moving his hips, looking for an opening.
We've been hearing that Rapture has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Rapture is in close to Laine's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Rapture with a nice head shot there.
Rapture stands and throws Laine's legs to the side, diving into side control.
Rapture wants to control but Laine is keeping him busy.
Rapture scoring with punches from side control.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Rapture lands a nice forearm strike.
Laine prevents Rapture from moving into mount.
Rapture wants to control but Laine is keeping him busy.
Laine is working to avoid the ground and pound but Rapture connects with a decent elbow.
Rapture working the head and body with strikes.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rapture landing strikes.
Laine is being controlled here.
Laine takes an elbow right on the bridge of the nose and winces in pain.
Laine is trying to get back to half guard. He's pushing on Rapture's leg. He's managed it. Nice work.
The fighters are starting to perspire pretty heavily.
Rapture wants to free his trapped foot but Laine is holding on for dear life with his legs.

Laine is defending against the submission attempts here by Rapture.
Rapture is keen to just control but Laine is a slippery customer.
Rapture prevents Laine from improving his position.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Rapture looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Rapture wants to free his trapped foot but Laine is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Laine wants to get back to full guard.
Laine is refusing to be controlled, as Rapture sits in half guard.
Laine on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Laine takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.

Rapture fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Laine, pushing him back against the cage.
Laine missing with knees to the body.
Laine working some nice short punches in the clinch.

Rapture breaks the clinch.
Rapture throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Laine only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Rapture throws a leg kick but Laine sees it coming and moves out of range.
Laine throws a looping overhand right but Rapture ducks down to avoid it.
Laine cracks Rapture with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Rapture throws a body punch but Laine moves out of range.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rapture looks to land a combination but Laine avoids it well.
Laine only half commits to the counter leg kick.
Laine lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Rapture avoids a kick to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Laine connects with a nice looking jab.
Nice shot lands for Rapture.
Laine throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Rapture half commits to a counter takedown before pushing away, out of range.
Rapture misses the shot to the body.
Laine misses with a hook. Rapture ducked under it nicely.
Rapture connects with a single shot there.
Laine displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Rapture throws out the jab.
Joaquim Rapture is winning the standup battle so far.
Laine tries to move into range but Rapture moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Laine defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Rapture.
Laine throws a low kick, looking for Rapture's leg but Rapture calmly moves out of range.
Rapture tries to land a front kick but Laine steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine wants to clinch

and Rapture counters with a nice double leg into side control. Laine won't be happy with that.
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!
Rapture working the ground and pound.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Rapture cracks Laine with a big elbow.
Rapture is working Laine over with some ground and pound from side control.
Laine prevents Rapture from improving position.
Rapture has been looking to land a fair amount of strikes on the ground. He might be looking to soften his opponent up in order to work for a submission.
Laine manages to get back to half guard.
Laine is looking for a sweep. Rapture is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Laine is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Laine on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Laine wants to improve his position but Rapture is controlling well.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine manages to get to full guard.
Rapture trying to control the position from guard on top but Laine is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Rapture works over Laine with some ground and pound from guard.
Rapture passes into half guard.
Laine moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Rapture postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Rapture stands up over Laine, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Laine has momentary wrist control but Rapture slips an elbow through the middle.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rapture trying to control the position from guard on top but Laine is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Rapture connects with a couple of short punches.
Rapture is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Laine can do to turn this around?
Rapture wants to control from the top but Laine keeps moving.
Laine tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Rapture working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Rapture is in close to Laine's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Laine trying to control the position.
Rapture pushes down on Laine's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Laine makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Laine.
Laine is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Joaquim Rapture dominated that second round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Laine swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Rapture scores with a jab.
Rapture throws a body shot but no joy.
Laine shapes to counter with a head kick.
Rapture misses the shot to the body.
Laine looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Laine throws a hook but Rapture avoids it easily.
Rapture appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Laine takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Rapture takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Laine thows a leg kick but Rapture checks it

and Rapture counters with a takedown into side control.
Rapture scores with a couple of nice shots to the head there. The referee takes a look at Laine to see if he's OK.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Rapture lands a knee to the body and a forearm to the face.
Laine is trying to improve his position.
Rapture is chipping away with strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rapture lands some shots froms side control.
Laine on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Laine is trying to escape the position but Rapture is controlling the position.
Laine regains half guard.
Laine trying to control but Rapture postures up.
Rapture is looking to take a break and control but Laine is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Rapture looks to score some points with some ground and pound.
Rapture is trying to control the action in half guard but Laine is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Rapture working Laine over with strikes.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rapture trying to control from half guard but Laine is working away.
Laine wants to get back to full guard.
Laine keeps trying to improve his position.
Laine makes his way to full guard. A much better position for Laine.
Rapture stands up over Laine, holding his feet. He dives back in and lands a decent shot to the head.
Rapture works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Laine on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
Laine trying to control here.
Rapture lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Laine is not content to let Rapture control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rapture is keeping good posture, landing some ground and pound.
Joaquim Rapture overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Laine is looking for a sweep. Rapture is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Laine gets full guard.
Rapture trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Laine lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Laine's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Laine stands and throws Rapture's legs to the side, diving into side control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rapture manages to get back to half guard.
Rapture moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Laine passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Laine controlling from side mount.
Rapture is trying to improve his position.
Rapture sneaks back into half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Joaquim Rapture clearly takes that round.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


Rapture throws a body punch but Laine moves out of range.
Laine keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Rapture.

Rapture closes the distance and pushes Laine back into the cage.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Rapture creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Rapture lands with a short shot to the head.
Laine prevents a body shot from Rapture.
Laine scores with an uppercut up the middle.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Rapture.
Laine scores a nice knee to the body.
Rapture misses with a short punch on the inside.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Laine is pressed up against the cage. Rapture has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Laine down to the mat. Laine avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Laine is looking to slow Rapture down with leg kicks.
Rapture lands a jab to Laine's midsection.
Rapture moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Laine clinches with his opponent.
Laine lands with a light punch inside.
Laine tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Rapture's elbow.
Laine using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Rapture has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Laine with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Laine tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Rapture avoids it.
Rapture swings wildly with an uppercut but Laine uses good head movement to avoid it.
A short right from Laine.
Laine is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Rapture is defending well for now.
Rapture is trying to pull guard but Laine turns him against the cage and we stay in the clinch.
Laine missing with knees to the body.
Laine tries to throw a body punch but Rapture avoids it by throwing Laine back against the cage.
Laine swings wildly with an uppercut but Rapture uses good head movement to avoid it.
Rapture throws a punch but it's blocked by Laine.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Rapture breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Rapture with a jab.
Rapture throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Good work by Laine as he checks the leg kick.
Rapture throws a lazy right hand but Laine sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Rapture takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Rapture throws a right hand that Laine ducks under and follows up with a left that Laine also avoids with ease.
Laine was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
Rapture clobbers Laine with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Laine jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Laine displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Rapture.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Joaquim Rapture. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rapture throws a wild body kick that Laine sees coming a mile off.
Laine throws a low kick, looking for Rapture's leg but Rapture calmly moves out of range.
Laine lands a nice leg kick that just misses Rapture's sensitive parts.
Rapture swats away the attempt to clinch by Laine.
A jab from Laine misses.
Laine tries to clinch up but Rapture circles away and keeps his distance.

Rapture forces Laine back against the cage and clinches.

Rapture jumps guard.

Laine avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Laine stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Rapture swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine won't allow Rapture to sweep him here.
Laine slows down the pace of the fight, as he sits in guard.
Laine tries to free his leg and advance position but Rapture is retaining full guard.
Rapture not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

Rapture is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Laine defends well.
Laine trying to control the position from guard on top but Rapture is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
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 Joaquim Rapture will probably get the nod.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Laine takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Laine wants to clinch up but Rapture keeps it at a distance.
Rapture fails to land the takedown.
Laine catches Rapture with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Rapture keeps the fight on the outside.
Rapture appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Rapture connects with a looping right hand.
A chopping leg kick lands by Laine.
Laine has been working his punching technique in the buildup to the fight and it appears to be paying off.
Rapture misses with a takedown
and Laine counters with a three punch combo that has Rapture backing up. Rapture nods at Laine to acknowledge the strikes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine misses with an uppercut.
Rapture throws a sloppy head kick and Laine moves out of range easily.
Laine slips a jab from Rapture.
Laine lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Laine looking to land some kicks to the body here.
A slow jab from Laine misses its intended target.
Rapture dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Laine. That did some damage!
Rapture misses with an attempted mid kick.
Laine throws a chopping leg kick but Rapture manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Pako Laine has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A swing and a miss from Laine.
Rapture is looking to counter with a body kick.
Pako Laine is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rapture lands a nice leg kick that just misses Laine's sensitive parts.
Laine dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Rapture. That did some damage!
Rapture throws a push kick but Laine slaps the foot to one side.
Laine looks to score with a jab to the body but Rapture is just out of range.
Laine pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Rapture connects with a crisp jab.
Laine uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Rapture.
Laine tries to counter by closing the distance.
Rapture scores with a head kick. Laine tried to block it but didn't get his arm up in time.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
No luck for Rapture with that takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Joaquim Rapture. That's going to take a lot out of him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Rapture avoids a punch combination nicely.
Rapture lands with a thumping leg kick.
Rapture lands a jab to Laine's midsection.
Rapture throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Some wild striking there from Rapture.
Laine tries a quick counter leg kick but Rapture is wise to it.
Laine scores with a slapping inside leg kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Rapture misses with a low kick.
A big left from Rapture misses.
Laine takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
That kick from Rapture tenderised Laine's leg. Laine is trying to keep his angry face on.
Laine cracks Rapture with a right hand to the side of the head.
Rapture tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Laine was well out of range. Poor timing from Rapture.
Laine thinks about the counter body kick.
Laine ducks under a wild hook from Rapture.
Rapture listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Rapture 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!
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Laine.

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 Joaquim Rapture.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Rapture, winning every round. Will the judges agree? They are the ones who matter, even if they are often depressingly incompetent. Over to the ring announcer for the scorecards.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Ivan Kurochkin scores the fight 50:45
Judge Valeri Chadov scores the fight 50:45
Judge Aleksei Zolotukhin scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Joaquim Rapture!

Joaquim Rapture retains his featherweight title!
In his post fight interview, Joaquim Rapture started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: Havoc Midweek Mayhem 4     
Date:   Feb 08, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Craig Clendennon and Pako Laine. Clendennon comes to the cage accompanied by LoFidelity Allstars - Battleflag. Laine is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi. Pako Laine told me before the fight that he's been watching a lot of DVDs so let's see if that helps him in this one! I can't wait to find out!

170 cm
40
158 lbs
33 - 16 - 2
174 cm
29
149 lbs
16 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
Great elbows
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

Zenith Nutrition (160q/225$)
Voodoo Nutrition

Perkele!



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 33 wins, 16 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Craig Clendennon!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
The judges for this bout are Alan Glass, Frank Dennis and Robert Twigg.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Laine drives through with a really nice takedown into side control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Laine trying to control the action but Clendennon is working from the bottom.
Clendennon is looking to regain half guard here but Laine keeps moving and retains side control.

Laine is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Clendennon has escaped the position, nice work there.
Clendennon struggling a bit here.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Clendennon is positioning himself to get back to half guard.
The ground and pound from Laine seems to be hitting the mat more than his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
Clendennon dodges the ground and pound from Laine.

Laine looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Laine taking a breather here.
Laine looks up at the clock and then as Clendennon takes his cue and looks up at the clock too, Laine smacks him right in the chops with a big elbow! How rude!

Laine looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Clendennon is trying to control Laine's posture but Laine avoids it.
Clendennon is trying to escape the position but Laine is controlling the position.

Laine wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Clendennon, who protects the arm well.

Laine is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Clendennon knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Laine wants to control but Clendennon is keeping him busy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Clendennon tries to bench press Laine off him but Laine keeps the position.

Laine is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Clendennon is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
Laine takes a little break here. Clendennon wants to take advantage but he is being controlled well.
The strikes coming from Laine are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
Laine wants to control but Clendennon is keeping him busy.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Clendennon sneaks back into half guard.
Laine controlling the action here.

Laine is looking for a kimura here.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Laine is trying to work for a kimura but Clendennon is defending well.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Laine throws a sloppy head kick and Clendennon moves out of range easily.

Clendennon closes the distance and clinches.
Laine scores a nice knee to the body.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Laine obliges.
Laine blocking some punches.
Clendennon misses with a short punch on the inside.
Clendennon tries to throw a body punch but Laine avoids it by throwing Clendennon back against the cage.
Clendennon tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Clendennon tries to throw a body punch but Laine avoids it by throwing Clendennon back against the cage.
I was talking to Clendennon's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Laine working aggressively here.
Laine lands with a light punch inside.
Laine missing with knees to the body.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Clendennon misses with a punch on the inside.
Laine throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Clendennons head.
Clendennon tries a body shot but Laine blocks it.
Clendennon misses with a shot to the kidneys.
Laine blocks a body shot from Clendennon.
Clendennon blocks a body shot from Laine.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Clendennon.
Clendennon working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Laine connects with a nasty looking knee right to Clendennon's face.

It looks like Craig Clendennon has been cut.
Laine scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Laine landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Laine.
Clendennon misses with a punch to the body.
A nice left hand lands by Laine.
Clendennon doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Clendennon misses with the head strike.
Laine has a couple of punches blocked by Clendennon.
Laine throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Clendennons head.
Clendennon is struggling to control the position.
Laine is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Clendennon pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Clendennon blocks a body shot from Laine.
Laine lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Clendennon backwards.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Laine landing knees to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Clendennon lands with a short head shot on the inside.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Laine creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Laine tries to work over Clendennon's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Laine.
Laine has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Laine misses with a hook from the clinch.

Laine manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:41 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Pako Laine!
Pako Laine 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.
The defeated Craig Clendennon had this to say: 'Losing's like Country music- they both suck.'.
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Event: Havoc Weekend War 2     
Date:   Jan 28, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Pako Laine and Alexander Pedan. Laine comes to the cage accompanied by Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi. I'm sure you'll be fascinated to know that I was talking to some pointless Z list celebrity before the fight and he thought that Alexander Pedan was going to win. Let's see if he was right.

174 cm
29
149 lbs
15 - 5 - 0
170 cm
33
145 lbs
19 - 9 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

Perkele!

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Alexander Pedan!
The judges for this bout are Vladimir Khabensky, Aleksandr Martynov and Konstantin Menshow.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pedan misses the jab.
Laine tries to counter with a takedown but Pedan is quick to defend against it.
Pedan lands a jab to Laine's midsection.
Laine swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Laine lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Laine lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Laine fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Pedan manages to avoid it.
A jab from Pedan misses.
Laine appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Pedan 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.
Pedan throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Laine slips a straight right by Pedan.
Laine appeared to be looking to counter that last move with a leg kick.
Laine swinging wildly here.
Pedan throws a leg kick but Laine sees it coming and checks it nicely.
It looked like Laine was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Alexander Pedan seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Pedan throws a solid leg kick but Laine takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Pedan.
Pedan takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
We've been hearing reports that Laine has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Laine fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Pedan.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Laine stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Pedan.
Laine tries to check a leg kick but that clearly hurt him.
Pedan lands a nice leg kick that just misses Laine's sensitive parts.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedan lands a nice leg kick that just misses Laine's sensitive parts.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Pedan.

It looks like Pako Laine has been cut.

Pedan forces Laine back against the cage and clinches.
Pedan misses with some punches.
Laine blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Laine is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Pedan gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Pedan can't find room to land a body shot as Laine controls the action.
Laine lands a left hand.
Pedan misses with a hook from the clinch.
Laine blocking some punches.
Pedan wants to get back to striking at distance but Laine won't allow it.
Laine blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A frustrated look appears on Pedan's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Laine gets through Pedan's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Laine.
Laine misses with a punch to the body.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Laine.
Pedan lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Pedan is looking to break free of the clinch but Laine has double underhooks.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedan lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
Laine throws a punch but it's blocked by Pedan.
Laine unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Laine lands a nice uppercut.
Laine tries a knee to the head but he's missed.

Laine turns his back and goes for a hip toss. It's a bit messy but it gets the job done and Laine manages to end up in side control.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Pedan is looking to regain half guard here but Laine keeps moving and retains side control.
You can see the frustration on Pedan's face as Laine controls the position.
Pedan is putting a lot of effort into getting back to his feet here.
Pedan struggling a bit here.
Laine trying to control the position but Pedan is working away.

Laine tries for a kimura but Pedan is defending well.
Laine wants to control but Pedan is keeping him busy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Laine thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Laine is looking to take a break and control but Pedan is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Laine working away.
Laine throwing shots but missing, from side control.
Pedan told us pre-fight that he has been working on his escapes in training. Let's see if he can call on some of his new skills to get back to his feet.
Pedan parries the strikes from Laine easily there. Laine is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Pedan to escape.
Pedan is pushing Laine's head away, looking to escape. Laine manages to hold on to the position though.
Pedan is looking to reverse the position.
Pedan can't do much from the bottom here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
There's not a lot going on here and the crowd are letting the fighters know they're not willing to tolerate a lack of action.
Laine trying to control the position but Pedan is working away.
Pedan tries to improve position but can't.

Laine is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Pedan has escaped the position, nice work there.
Pedan tries to get back to half guard but can't.

Pedan bucks up and manages to escape back to his feet!

Laine moves into the clinch.

Pedan breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Laine tries to clinch up.
A slapping body kick lands there for Laine.
Laine tries to close the distance and clinch up but Pedan swats him away and circles back towards the center.
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 Pako Laine will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Pako Laine's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.



Laine forces Pedan back against the cage and clinches.
Pedan looking to stall.
Laine tries to pull guard but Pedan forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Laine blocking some punches.
Laine tries to work over Pedan's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

Pedan's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Laine moves in looking to clinch but Pedan pushes him off.

Pedan gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Laine lands a left hand.

Pedan escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Both fighters circling a little - Laine finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Laine loads up on a big right hand but Pedan slips the punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine's jab looks to have found its range, popping Pedan under the eye.
Pedan looks to land a combination but Laine avoids it well.
Pedan misses with a wild combination.
Alexander Pedan seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Laine goes for a double leg but Pedan avoids the attempt and the two fighters end up clinched against the cage as Pedan continues to drive forward.
This has been an exciting period of action!

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

That's one minute gone in the round.

Laine is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Pedan has managed to free his arm - good work.
Pedan is looking to escape.

Laine is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Pedan keeping control of the position.
Laine wants to take a breather but Pedan is having none of it.
Laine passes to full mount!
Laine trying to control but Pedan is having none of it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Pedan slips a leg in and gets back to half guard.
Laine thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Laine is thwarting Pedan's attempts to control the position.
Laine trying to mount his opponent but Pedan defends it.
Pedan tries to kick Laine off but Laine keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.

Laine is working for a submission of some sort.
Laine perhaps working for something from half guard, or maybe not. It looks like he's just sitting there.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine passes the guard and advances to mount!
Laine controlling from the full mount.
Pedan really trying hard to get back to half guard here.

Laine has hold of Pedan's left arm, perhaps looking for a submission. The two fighters tussle over control of the isolated limb and Pedan manages to get his arm back to his side and away from danger.
Pedan keeping his composure momentarily, calmly looking to get back to half guard.
Pako Laine overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Pedan tries to hold on but Laine postures up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Laine is working for a guillotine from mount but Pedan frees his head quite easily.

Laine working for a guillotine from mount but Pedan is in no mood to give up.
Pedan has given up his back - I don’t know if this is a deliberate ploy to try and escape or if he is just struggling down there.

Laine working for the choke.
Pedan tries to roll but Laine sticks to his back.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Laine struggling to land strikes to the head as Pedan covers up.
Laine is looking to control Pedan but Pedan is wriggling around and keeping busy.
Pedan wants to escape the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Pako Laine dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Pako Laine's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! This is the final round!


Laine fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Pedan has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Pedan throws a right and a left that both miss.
Pedan throws a big shot that misses.
Laine scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Pedan doesn't seem bothered though.
Pedan throws a head kick but Laine moves out of range.
Pedan misses with a double jab.
Laine lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Pedan throws a big shot that misses.
It looked like Laine was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Pedan.

Pedan moves into the clinch.
Pedan misses with a short punch on the inside.
Pedan blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Laine jumps guard but Pedan stands there with Laine around his waist. Laine gives up and drops back to his feet. We remain in the clinch.

Laine ties up his opponent against the cage and manages to drag the fight down to the ground. Laine no doubt will be looking to work submissions from his guard.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Pedan trying to control but Laine is working from the bottom.

Pedan avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedan would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.
Pedan pushes down on Laine's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Pedan wants to stand up but Laine has a hold of him and won't allow it.
Pedan prevents Laine from improving his position.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Pedan in particular looking to stall.

Laine looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Laine is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

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.
Well, if Pedan 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.
Pedan tries to stand but can't do so whilst Laine controls his leg.

Laine looking for submissions off his back.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Pedan in particular looking to stall.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Pedan decides he's had enough of the ground and stands up.
Pedan looks to land a left hand but Laine moved out of range nicely.
Laine checks a low kick from Pedan.
Laine tries to clinch up.
Good leg kick by Pedan there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Pedan jabs Laine to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Pedan throws a lazy right hand but Laine sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

Pedan closes the distance and pushes Laine back into the cage.
Laine tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Pedan avoids it.
Laine scores with a shot to the side of Pedan's head.
Laine tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Laine blocking some punches.
Laine digs a right hand underneath Pedan's ribcage. Pedan let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Pedan leaning against his opponent.

Pedan breaks from the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Pedan can pounce on him.
Laine lands a nice looking body kick.
Pedan with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Laine to score with a decent uppercut.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!

A momentary lapse in concentration from Pedan enables Laine to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Pedan manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
Pedan is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Laine looking to pass the guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Laine is pushing down on Pedan's leg trying to pass to half guard. Pedan is fighting to maintain full guard but Laine has managed to sneak the leg through.
Alexander Pedan has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Laine is looking to advance position but Pedan won't allow it.
Laine is taking a breather. Pedan says something to him but it's hard to make out. Perhaps he's telling him to get on with it and actually do something.

Pedan looking for submissions off his back.

Pedan looking for submissions from an awkward position here.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Alexander Pedan.
I think Laine 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 Vladimir Khabensky scores the fight 30:28
Judge Aleksandr Martynov scores the fight 28:29
Judge Konstantin Menshow scores the fight 30:28

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Pako Laine!

Pako Laine spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.
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RATING
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Event: Havoc Midweek Mayhem 1     
Date:   Jan 18, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Pako Laine and Joaquim Rapture. Laine comes to the cage accompanied by Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi. Rapture has chosen For Heavy Metal we will die! as his entrance music. These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

174 cm
29
149 lbs
15 - 4 - 0
175 cm
32
150 lbs
26 - 13 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
BJJ Red Belt
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Perkele!

Hellbent
Lion Fightwear



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Joaquim Rapture!
The judges for this bout are Igor Prikhodko, Konstantin Menshow and Aleksei Zolotukhin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Laine fakes a jab and throws a low kick but Rapture checks it well.
Laine scores to the head and body with a nice combination!
A kick lands to the mid section there for Laine.
Rapture takes a head kick and keeps coming.

Rapture is rocked!
Rapture has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Nice body kick from Rapture.
Rapture is still on wobbly legs! Can Laine finish him?
Nice defenses there by Rapture.
Rapture seems to have recovered his senses.
Laine tries to score with a low kick but Rapture moves his leg out of the way.
Rapture tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Laine has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Rapture.
Laine throws a jab when Rapture was well out of range.
The crowd cheers as Laine lands an impressive looking overhand right. Rapture doesn't seem phased though.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Laine wants to clinch up but Rapture keeps it at a distance.
Laine throws a solid leg kick but Rapture takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Laine.
Rapture looks to land a right hand but Laine moved out of range.
Laine moves out of range as Rapture throws a body kick.
Rapture with a nice cross.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Laine wants to clinch up but Rapture keeps it at a distance.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Laine crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Rapture - the referee stops the clock and Laine gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Rapture. Laine manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.

Rapture gets a double leg takedown into Laine's guard.
Rapture sitting in guard here, content to control.
Rapture is in close to Laine's body, working some short punches and elbows.
Rapture trying to control but Laine is working from the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Laine throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Rapture wants to control from the top but Laine keeps moving.
Rapture connects with a couple of short punches.
Rapture preventing the sweep.
Rapture pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Laine is keeping the position for now.

Laine working for submissions but it's allowed Rapture to get to half guard.
Laine wants to control but Rapture is keeping busy and won't allow it.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Rapture is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
Rapture not doing much here.
Laine slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Rapture is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Rapture content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Laine keeping moving, preventing Rapture from controlling successfully.
Rapture is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Rapture might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Laine haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
Pako Laine is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Rapture moves out of range of the body kick.
Rapture scores with a head kick.
Laine tries to clinch but Rapture is having none of it.

Laine darts in and clinches Rapture up against the cage.
Nice body punch from Rapture.
Laine crunches a lovely knee into Rapture's ribcage.
Rapture digs a right hand into Laine's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Laine's gas tank.
Laine doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Joaquim Rapture will probably get the nod.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Rapture slips a straight right by Laine.
A thudding body kick lands there by Rapture!
Rapture scores with a jab to the body.
Rapture checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Rapture displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Rapture staying out of range there.
Laine moves out of range of the body kick from Rapture.
Both fighters circling a little - Rapture finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Rapture connects with a right hand. Laine shakes it off.

Rapture changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Laine looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Rapture has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Rapture wants to lay and pray for a moment but Laine keeps working.
Laine is looking for a sweep.
Rapture lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Laine down.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Rapture landing a few strikes.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Rapture in side control lands a nice looking series of punches and elbows.
You can see the frustration on Laine's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Rapture is working Laine over with some ground and pound from side control.

Rapture tries for a kimura but Laine is defending well.
Rapture landing strikes.
Laine seems a little lost for a moment, as Rapture dominates the positioning.
Laine on the wrong end of some ground and pound.
Rapture grinds an elbow into Laine's temple.
Laine tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Joaquim Rapture has got the better of the ground game so far.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Rapture scores with a couple of short elbows.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:30 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Arm Triangle). Joaquim Rapture!
Joaquim Rapture is the new featherweight champion!
Joaquim Rapture 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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FIGHT
RATING
40%

 

Event: Havoc 01     
Date:   Jan 08, 2017

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Pako Laine and Jack Walian. Chooooooooon! I think Laine might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi. On his way into the cage it seems that Pako Laine has been attacked by a crazed fan! It looks like it might have been the just bleed guy! Luckily Pako Laine seems to be OK! I thought that lunatic was in prison!?

174 cm
28
149 lbs
14 - 4 - 0
169 cm
32
152 lbs
15 - 4 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

PED Nutrition
Perkele!

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the challenger to my left.
With a record of 14 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
And introducing the champion to my right.
With a record of 15 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Jack Walian!
The judges for this bout are Aleksei Zolotukhin, Ivan Kurochkin and Viktor Lagutenko.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Laine connects with a solid leg kick.
Walian takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Walian throws a half hearted mid kick.
Laine feinted there with a counter leg kick.
Walian throws a shot from downtown. Laine moves away and avoids it.
Walian feints and then cracks Laine's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Laine down.

Laine fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Walian, pushing him back against the cage.
Walian has a couple of punches blocked by Laine.
Laine lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Walian managing to block the knees to the body from Laine.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Walian.
Laine scores with a shot to the side of Walian's head.
Laine blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Laine.
Walian struggles to land a body shot inside as Laine controls his hands.
Laine misses with a body punch.
Laine fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Laine misses with a body punch.
I was talking to Laine's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
A head punch on the inside from Walian fails to land.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A real battle for position is taking place between these two warriors.
Walian lands a body shot.
Laine lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Walian backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Walian misses with a punch to the body.
Laine with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Laine misses with the head strike.
Laine's head jolts backwards as he takes an uppercut right on the button!
Walian lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
Walian goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Laine crunches a lovely knee into Walian's ribcage.
Laine with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
A short left from Laine.
Walian managing to block the knees to the body from Laine.
Walian misses with a punch to the body.
Walian lands a hook that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
Walian misses with a punch to the body.
Walian tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Walian misses with a punch on the inside.
Laine lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Walian backwards.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Laine.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Walian.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine tries to land a knee to the head but Walian blocks with his arms.
Walian on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Laine connects with a knee to the head.
Laine landing knees to the head.
Walian wants a takedown but no success here.
Walian tries a body shot but Laine blocks it.
Laine has a couple of punches blocked by Walian.
Laine lands a shot to the body.
Laine prevents a body shot from Walian.
Still in the clinch, Laine scores with a nice short uppercut.
Walian changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Laine fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Walian lands a really nice looking cross but Laine seems unphased.
Walian takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Walian gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Walian walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.

Laine darts in and clinches Walian up against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine lands a left hand that snaps the head of Walian backwards.
Walian softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Walian blocks an uppercut.
Walian misses with a hook to the ribs.
Walian has a couple of punches blocked by Laine.
Walian doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Laine lands a hook to the side of the head.
Laine working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Laine is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Walian is defending well for now.
Walian struggles to land a body shot inside as Laine controls his hands.
Walian pushes Laine back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Walian misses with a body punch.
Walian avoiding damage as Laine throws knees to the body.
Walian lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
Laine lands with a short punch from the clinch.
Laine misses with some punches.
Walian throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Laine takes a shot to the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Walian throws a punch but it's blocked by Laine.
Walian blocks a body shot from Laine.
Laine lands a right hand.
Still in the clinch, Walian scores with a nice short uppercut.
Walian tries to pull guard but Laine won't allow it.
Pako Laine has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jack Walian.
Laine working aggressively here.
Laine lands a hook that snaps the head of Walian backwards.
Laine throws a punch but it's blocked by Walian.
A body shot lands from Walian.
Walian scores with a shot to the side of Laine's head.
Walian tries to score a body lock takedown but Laine shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Laine tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Walian avoids it.
Laine blocking some punches.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A short uppercut from Laine.
Laine throws a punch but it's blocked by Walian.
Laine fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Walian stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Pako Laine dominated that round.
That's time! Back to the action!


Walian tries to score a power double leg takedown but Laine sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Walian somewhat.
Laine is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Walian can do to turn this around?
Laine connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Laine scores with a kick to the midsection.
Laine avoids the head kick by Walian.
Laine clobbers Walian with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Laine throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Laine throws a leg kick which misses Walian's front leg but catches the back leg as Walian tries to avoid it.
Walian sizes up Laine with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.

It looks like Pako Laine has been cut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Good exchange - Laine coming out on top.
Laine missing with a left hand there. Walian was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Laine walks into a jab.
Laine connects with a leg kick. Walian looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Laine connects with a nice looking jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine catches Walian with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Walian throws an off balance right hand
and Laine counters with a nice uppercut.
Walian throws a shot from downtown. Laine moves away and avoids it.
Laine avoids the head kick by Walian.
Laine tries to clinch but Walian moves out of range.
Laine catches Walian with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!

Laine gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Walian blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Walian tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Laine.
Laine landing knees to the body.
Walian misses with some punches.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Laine.
Laine tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Walian avoids it.
Laine softening up his opponent with strikes, against the cage.
Laine tries to throw a body punch but Walian avoids it by throwing Laine back 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!
Laine lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
Walian tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Walian fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Walian throws a head punch that misses.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Laine.
Laine blocks an uppercut.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Laine.
Laine landing knees to the body. They look like they could hurt.
Laine misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Walian.
Walian prevents a body shot from Laine.
Laine doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Walian takes a knee right on the jaw!
Laine with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Laine misses with a knee strike.
A short right from Laine on the inside.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Walian.
Walian throws a punch but it's blocked by Laine.
Laine blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
A right hand to the body from Laine.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Walian blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Laine lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Walian.
Laine lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Laine unloads a knee to the mid-section. Walian lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Laine lands a right hand.
Laine lands a hook that snaps the head of Walian backwards.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Laine.
Laine tries to work over Walian's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Laine is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Walian is defending well for now.
Walian has had enough of the clinch but Laine keeps him there for the moment.
Walian has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Walian throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Laines head.
Laine blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Walian fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Walian is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Walian tries to throw a body punch but Laine avoids it by throwing Walian back against the cage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Walian on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Laine lands with a light punch inside.
Walian jumps guard but Laine turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Laine swings wildly with an uppercut but Walian uses good head movement to avoid it.
Walian goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Walian takes a knee right on the jaw!
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Walian digs a right hand into Laine's ribs. Those have got to be taking their toll on Laine's gas tank.
Laine lands a nice knee to the body.
Laine blocks a body shot from Walian.
Pako Laine has scored more points in the clinch so far.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Laine.
Walian tries a body shot but Laine blocks it.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Walian.
Laine has a couple of punches blocked by Walian.
Good body shot from Laine.
Laine fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Laine lands a right hand.
Laine lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Pako Laine dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Pako Laine's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Walian swats away the attempt to clinch by Laine.
Laine cracks Walian with a nice right hand that draws applause from the crowd.
Laine stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Laine avoids the head kick by Walian.
Walian misses with a low kick as Laine jumps back.
Laine blocks a head kick by Walian.
Walian takes one on the chin but seems OK.
That kick from Laine tenderised Walian's leg. Walian is trying to keep his angry face on.
Walian avoids the head kick by Laine.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine blocks a head kick by Walian.
Walian takes a shot right to the bread basket.
Laine moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Laine lands a slapping body shot.
Laine lands with a nice combination. Walian backs away looking to recover.

Walian is rocked!
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!
Laine ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Walian is still on wobbly legs! Can Laine finish him?

That's one minute gone in the round.
Walian tries a head kick but it misses.
Walian seems to have recovered his senses.
Laine tries to clinch there but Walian circles away.
Walian fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Laine.
Walian rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Laine makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Walian connects with a leg kick. Laine looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Walian shoots in for a takedown. "Ole!" shouts Laine as he jumps to the side.
It looked like Laine wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Walian takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Walian throws a sloppy head kick and Laine moves out of range easily.

Laine fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Walian, pushing him back against the cage.
Laine lands a left hand that snaps the head of Walian backwards.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Laine as Walian tries to tie him up.
Laine lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Laine lands a shoulder strike that jolts his opponent's head backwards.
Walian doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Walian doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Laine lands on the inside with an uppercut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine missing with knees to the body.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Walian misses with a body punch.
Laine blocks a punch to the side of the head.
A right hand to the body from Walian.
Laine swings wildly with an uppercut but Walian uses good head movement to avoid it.
Walian misses with a hook from the clinch.
Walian tries a body shot but Laine blocks it.
Walian looking to slow down the pace here.
Nice body punch from Walian - that landed with a thud.
Laine trying to land knees to the body.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Laine.
Laine misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Walian.
Walian managing to block the knees to the body from Laine.
Walian goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Walian tries to throw a body punch but Laine avoids it by throwing Walian back against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Laine trying to land knees to the body.
Walian can't find room to land a body shot as Laine controls the action.
Laine blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Walian changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Laine fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Walian takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Walian tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Walian throws a sloppy head kick and Laine moves out of range easily.
Laine tries to close the distance and clinch up against the cage but Walian paws at him with a jab and circles away.
Laine blocks a head kick by Walian.
Laine throwing a counter right hand but Walian manages to avoid it.
Walian tries to land a body kick
letting Laine counter with a right hand.
Laine thuds his right hand into Walian's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Walian misses with a hook
enabling Laine to counter with a crisp jab.
Laine paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine lands a nice shot that snaps Walian's head back.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Laine thuds his right hand into Walian's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Laine tries to clinch but Walian is having none of it.

Laine shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Walian is trying to defend but Laine finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.

Laine is looking for a kimura but Walian is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Laine to get the leverage.
Walian tries to roll over but Laine keeps him under control.

Laine is looking for a kimura here.

Laine is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Pako Laine clearly takes that round.
The cut man is working on Pako Laine's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Walian misses with a hook. Laine ducked under it nicely.
Walian with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Laine connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Walian on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Laine. Laine obviously looking to wear him down.
Pako Laine is winning the standup battle so far.
Laine drops his hands momentarily and Walian takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Jab from Laine.
Laine lands with a good body shot.
Laine uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Laine misses with a hook. Walian ducked under it nicely.
Laine throws a hook but Walian blocks it.
Walian throws a sloppy head kick

and Laine counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Laine.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Laine trying to control but Walian is working from the bottom.
Laine throws a big right hand that misses.
Laine throws a big elbow that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine stopping the sweep attempt from Walian.
Laine is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Laine trying to control the position from guard on top but Walian is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Walian trying to control the position.
The referee claps his hands together and tells the fighters to work.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.

Laine shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Laine showed some decent athleticism there.
Laine throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
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.
Walian moves into full guard.

Walian had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Laine defends it easily.
Laine looking to pass the guard.
Laine throws a strike but Walian rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.

Walian lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Laine has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Walian can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Laine is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Walian slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.
Walian not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Laine working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.
Pako Laine overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Walian is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Walian wants to sweep here but Laine controlling him for the moment.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Laine won't allow Walian to sweep him here.
Walian manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Laine manages to get himself to full guard.


Laine working for a triangle but Walian defends it easily.

Laine throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Walian escapes and throws Laine's legs to the side, diving into side control!
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Pako Laine had his way with Jack Walian in that round.
The cut man is working on Pako Laine's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Walian misses with a head kick.
Walian has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
The fight stays on the outside here - Laine looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Laine lands a right hook to the body.
Walian throws a lazy uppercut
and he gets countered with a snapping leg kick.
Walian throws a sloppy head kick and Laine moves out of range easily.
Laine takes a swing at Walian's ribcage but misses.
Laine turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Laine moves out of range of the body kick from Walian.
Walian explodes with a nice body kick and back out of range. Nice work.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine lands with a thumping leg kick.
Laine throws a body shot but no joy.
Laine jabs Walian right on the nose. Walian blinks but takes it well.
Walian checks a low kick from Laine.
Walian throws a head kick that misses
and Walian takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine connects with a right hand. Walian shakes it off.
Laine tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Walian was well out of range. Poor timing from Laine.
Walian throws a low kick, looking for Laine's leg but Laine calmly moves out of range.
Laine scores with a nice strike.
Walian tries to shoot in for a takedown. He's got hold of a leg but Laine swivels and escapes.
Laine scoring well with a low kick there.
Laine avoids the head kick by Walian.
Walian is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Laine scores with a head kick.
Walian misses with a low kick.
Laine pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Laine defending well as Walian loads up on a big left hand.
Laine on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Laine lands a glancing blow to the side of Walian's head.
Walian fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Walian 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.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Laine is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Laine throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Walian stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Laine avoids the head kick by Walian.
Laine checks a low kick from Walian.

Laine forces Walian back against the cage and clinches.
Laine throws a head punch that misses.
Laine throws a vicious knee straight up the middle but Walian blocks it with crossed arms.
Knees in the clinch landing for Laine.
Laine lands a hook that snaps the head of Walian backwards.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Walian.
Laine missing with knees to the body.
Laine missing with knees to the body.
Walian tries to throw a body punch but Laine avoids it by throwing Walian back against the cage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Walian blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Laine as Walian tries to tie him up.
Walian on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Walian tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Laine's elbow.
Laine trying to land knees to the body.
Walian goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Walian doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Walian scores with a hook to the body.
Walian misses with a body punch.
Walian fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Laine trying to land knees to the body.
Walian's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Nice body punch from Laine - that landed with a thud.
Laine lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Walian lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Walian.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Walian misses with a punch on the inside.
Walian avoiding damage as Laine throws knees to the body.
Walian lands a right hand that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
Walian misses with a hook to the ribs.
Laine tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Walian lands a right hand that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
Walian lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
Walian misses with a body punch.
This has been an exciting period of action!
A right handed body shot lands from Walian.
Laine misses with a hook to the ribs.
Laine blocks a body shot from Walian.
Jack Walian has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Walian goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
A shot in the inside from Laine.
Walian scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Some stalling of biblical proportions here from Walian.
Walian tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Laine lands a right hand.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Aleksei Zolotukhin scores the fight 50:45
Judge Ivan Kurochkin scores the fight 50:45
Judge Viktor Lagutenko scores the fight 50:45

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Pako Laine!

Pako Laine is the new featherweight champion!
Pako Laine bigged himself up after the win. The crowd seemed to love it.
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RATING
70%

 

Event: GFC 60: Bailey vs Project 2     
Date:   Dec 24, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Pako Laine and Kristof Sienly. Laine comes into the arena with Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi blaring out of the sound system. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

174 cm
28
149 lbs
13 - 4 - 0
175 cm
27
155 lbs
14 - 4 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

PED Nutrition
Perkele!

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Kristof Sienly!
The judges for this bout are Illya Tyunina, Igor Prikhodko and Dmitry Maklakov.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Laine bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Sienly's head backwards.
Sienly defends well against a solid takedown attempt from Laine.
Sienly throws a leg kick that is checked
and Laine counters with a nice body kick.
Laine staying out of range there.
Laine slips a jab from Sienly.
Sienly slips under a jab.
Sienly misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Sienly fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Laine looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Sienly scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Sienly connects with an inside leg kick.
Laine misses with a hook.
Laine moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Sienly circles away from the clinch attempt.
Sienly checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Sienly 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.
Laine connects with a leg kick. Sienly looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Sienly tries a head kick but it misses.
Kristof Sienly seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A head kick misses from Laine.
Laine misses the jab.
Laine fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
And Sienly tries to counter it with a takedown but Laine pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Sienly ducks under a wild hook from Laine.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sienly lands with a nice body punch.
Sienly missing with a left hand there. Laine was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
No joy there for Laine, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Laine slips a straight right by Sienly.
Sienly ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Laine moves away.
Laine pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Sienly turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Sienly slips a jab and a cross from Laine.
Laine fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Sienly manages to avoid it.
Sienly staying out of range there.
Laine is looking to chop away at Sienly's legs.
Sienly throws a big counter head kick but Laine avoids it with no problem.
Laine lands a front kick.
Sienly throws a lazy right hand but Laine sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Laine attempts a counter takedown but Sienly avoids it well and moves away.
Sienly tries a head kick but it misses.
Sienly scores with a jab.
Laine lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Laine misses with a straight right.
Sienly comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Laine slips under a jab from Sienly.
Sienly swings for the body but Laine moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sienly slips under a jab.
Laine uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Sienly.
Sienly throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Laine throws a sloppy head kick and Sienly moves out of range easily.
Sienly feints a counter leg kick.
Laine throws an off balance right hand

and Sienly counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Sienly.
Laine lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.


Sienly escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Laine gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Laine passes Sienly's left leg - he's now in half guard.
Sienly is not content to let Laine control the position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Sienly actively working from the bottom here.
Sienly is refusing to be controlled, as Laine sits in half guard.
Sienly tries to roll over but Laine keeps him under control.
Sienly wants to control but Laine is keeping busy.

Sienly looking for submissions off his back.
The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Laine thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Sienly is trying to get back to full guard.
Sienly is trying to control but can't.
Sienly is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Laine's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Laine's back!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine breaks Sienly's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.
Laine pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Sienly is keeping the position for now.

Sienly is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Sienly looking to hit a scissor sweep but Laine is one step ahead there.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Laine trying to control but Sienly is working from the bottom.

Sienly isolates an arm and boxes in a triangle. Laine stacks Sienly on his neck as he steps over and passes to the side. He's now in a much more dominant position where he can look to do some serious damage. Nice move by Laine!
Sienly defending against the ground and pound.

Laine tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Laine has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
You can see the frustration on Sienly's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
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 Pako Laine will probably get the nod.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Sienly moves out of range of the strikes.
Jab by Sienly.
Laine scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Sienly takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Sienly keeps Laine at a distance using the push kick.
A chopping leg kick lands by Sienly.
Laine throws a decent looking leg kick but it doesn't land clean.
Sienly is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Sienly feints and then cracks Laine's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Laine down.
Sienly drops his hands momentarily and Laine takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.

Laine clinches up with Sienly and pushes him back against the cage.
Laine missing with knees to the body.
Sienly goes for a takedown in the clinch but Laine prevents it.
Sienly is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Laine is defending well.
Laine presses Sienly against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Laine lands a right hand.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Laine unloads a knee to the mid-section.
Sienly misses with a punch to the body.
Sienly lands a hook that snaps the head of Laine backwards.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sienly swings wildly with an uppercut but Laine uses good head movement to avoid it.
I was talking to Laine's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Sienly swings wildly with an uppercut but Laine uses good head movement to avoid it.
Sienly misses with a hook from the clinch.
Laine tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
Laine prevents a body shot from Sienly.
Sienly misses with the head strike.
Sienly tries a body shot but Laine blocks it.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Sienly.
Sienly scores with a shoulder strike.
Laine connects with a nasty looking knee right to Sienly's face.
Sienly misses with a hook to the ribs.
Laine is defending well against a takedown attempt.
Pako Laine has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Kristof Sienly.
Laine makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Sienly tries for a takedown but Laine manages to get underhooks.
A hook to the body from Sienly.
Sienly wants a takedown.

Sienly gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Laine looking to hit a scissor sweep but Sienly is one step ahead there.
Laine looking to control.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:38 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Pako Laine!
After the fight, Pako Laine was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
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FIGHT
RATING
61%

 

Event: GFC 54: Wong vs Lockyer 2     
Date:   Nov 26, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Pako Laine and Andre Souza. Laine comes to the cage accompanied by Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi. Souza comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Brazil National Anthem kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

174 cm
28
149 lbs
13 - 3 - 0
165 cm
26
145 lbs
9 - 6 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

PED Nutrition
Perkele!

PED Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Andre Souza!
The judges for this bout are Viktor Lagutenko, Valeri Chadov and Fedor Mirinova.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Souza takes a swing at Laine's ribcage but misses.
Souza lands with a shot to the body.
A big left from Souza misses.
Laine scores with a jab to the body.

Laine moves into the clinch successfully.
Souza lands with a left to the head.
We've been hearing reports that Laine has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Laine tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Souza lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Laine blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Souza swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Souza misses with some punches.
Souza lands a left hand that snaps the head of Laine backwards.

Laine breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Laine throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Laine throws a leg kick
and Souza counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Laine takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Souza displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Laine throws out the jab.
Laine blocks the body kick.
Laine throwing a counter right hand but Souza manages to avoid it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine loads up on a big right hand but Souza slips the punch.
Laine thows a left - swing and a miss!
Laine lands the left hand.
Laine gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Souza.
Souza connects with a solid leg kick.
Jab, jab by Souza - just one landing.
Souza moves in looking to clinch but Laine pushes him off.
Laine lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Laine looks to land a left hand but Souza moved out of range nicely.
Laine connects with an inside leg kick.
A solid leg kick lands there for Laine.
Souza scores with a leg kick.
Souza thuds his right hand into Laine's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Souza with poor footwork there. He got himself in a bit of a tangle, enabling Laine to score with a decent uppercut.
Laine tries to bum rush Souza with a series of wild strikes but Souza uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Souza scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Souza throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Souza checks a leg kick.
Souza flicks out a counter leg kick but Laine steps away.
Souza keeps Laine at a distance using the push kick.
Laine fails to land with a series of punches.
Pako Laine is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Souza scores with a jab to the jaw.
Laine works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Souza throws a leg kick but Laine sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Laine dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
The crowd cheers as Souza lands an impressive looking overhand right. Laine doesn't seem phased though.
Laine fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
The fighters circling - Laine throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
The fighters circling - Souza throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Souza throws an overhand right that lands on Laine's shoulder, as Laine tries to avoid the shot.
Laine misses with a looping right.
Souza steps in looking to counter with the mid kick but it doesn't connect.
Laine keeps the fight on the outside.
Laine throws out a loose jab but Souza uses good head movement to avoid it.
Souza unleashes a big counter combination but Laine bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
Laine moves out of range of the body kick from Souza.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Souza tried to score with a low kick but Laine checks it.
Laine throws a solid leg kick but Souza takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Laine.
Souza thinks about the counter body kick.
Souza takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Souza lands a jab to Laine's midsection.
Laine sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Laine connects with a high kick.
Souza lands a jab to Laine's midsection.
Laine blocks the body kick.
Laine swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
A combination from Souza does no damage.
Laine misses with a kick to the body.
Souza goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Souza throws a good cross that connects.
Pako Laine seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Laine misses with a lunging right hand
and Souza counters with a 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!
Souza dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Laine avoids a low kick by using good footwork.

Souza tries to keep at a distance but Laine has taken the fight into the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Souza misses with a punch on the inside.

Laine breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Souza misses with a hook.
The fighters circling - Souza throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Souza lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Laine at a distance.
Laine misses with an uppercut.
Laine doesn't manage to clinch there - Souza circles away.
It seemed like Souza was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Souza checks the leg kick.
Laine misses with a jab to the body
and Souza counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Laine scores with a three punch combo!
A looping hook to the body misses from Laine. Souza does a little dance to reset his feet.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
A big right from Laine misses.
Laine is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Souza.
Laine throws a leg kick but Souza checks it.
Souza looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Laine scores with a one two! Souza had his feet all tangled up there and couldn't avoid the strikes.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Souza shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Souza is trying to control the action in half guard but Laine is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Laine trying to control but Souza postures up.

Souza is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Souza trying to mount his opponent but Laine defends it.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Souza trying to work for an americana but Laine has managed to regain full guard.
Laine working a defensive guard but Souza passes into half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Souza is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Laine doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Souza.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

Souza is working for a kimura but Laine is defending it quite comfortably.
Laine is pressing down on Souza's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
In the pre-fight buildup videos we saw Souza working his ground and pound in the gym. He isn't landing a great percentage of his ground strikes so far though.
Souza controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.

Laine is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Souza is aware though and is defending well.
Souza pushes down on Laine's leg and manages to get into half guard.
Laine is not content to let Souza control the position.

Souza is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Laine has managed to free his arm - good work.
Souza uses his free foot to push down on Laine's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Laine.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Souza with some aggressive grappling here, looking for the finish.
Souza sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Laine is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.

Laine defends a decent attempt at a guillotine from Souza.
Laine tries to hold on but Souza postures up.

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

Souza moves into side control, trying to work for a kimura. That looks painful! Will he finish!!?? No, Laine has worked his arm free - good work by Laine!
Souza is maintaining the dominant position - no doubt Laine will start to get frustrated soon if he's not already.

Souza goes for an armbar! This could be all over! Wait, no, Laine rolls with the submission and now he's on top in Souza's guard! Nice work there by Laine!

Souza working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Laine doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Laine manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Laine looking to control the position here, rather than advance.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Andre Souza showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Souza throws an overhand right that lands on Laine's shoulder, as Laine tries to avoid the shot.
Souza slips under a jab.
Souza jabs Laine right on the nose. Laine blinks but takes it well.
Souza throws a jab but it's blocked by Laine.
The crowd cheers as Laine lands an impressive looking overhand right. Souza doesn't seem phased though.
Souza tries to close the distance and clinch but Laine swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
As Souza backs away, Laine returns fire with a leg kick that just misses.
Laine loads up on a big right hand but Souza slips the punch.
Laine scores with a leg kick.
Souza keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.

Laine darts in and clinches Souza up against the cage.
Souza fails to pull guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Souza struggles to land a body shot inside as Laine controls his hands.
Laine throws a knee to the head but misses.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Souza.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Souza.
Souza tries a body shot but Laine blocks it.
Souza lands a body punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Souza tries to score a body lock takedown but Laine shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Laine tries a knee to the head but Souza blocks it.
Souza wants a takedown but no success here.
Pako Laine has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Andre Souza.
Laine tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Souza avoids it.
Souza takes a knee right on the jaw!
A left hand lands to the body for Souza.
Souza working aggressively here.
Laine lands a right hand.
Laine lands with a light punch inside.
Pako Laine has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Souza drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Laine throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Laine.
Laine lands with a right to the head.
Laine pushes Souza back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Souza backwards.
Souza digs a right hand underneath Laine's ribcage. Laine let out a lung full of air as it connected.

Souza pulls Laine into guard.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Laine wants to control from the top but Souza keeps moving.

Souza looking for a guillotine here but Laine defends easily.

Souza working for submissions but it's allowed Laine to get to half guard.
Souza moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Souza is looking for a triangle but Laine pushes his legs off easily.
Souza trying to keep a closed guard but Laine is proving a slippery customer.
Laine trying to control the position from guard on top but Souza is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Laine is stalling in the full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Well. There's a bit of a lull in the action here and the crowd are starting to get restless.
Laine pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Souza is keeping the position for now.

Souza throws his legs up looking to secure a triangle. Oh, that looks pretty tight, I gotta say! Laine escapes and throws Souza's legs to the side, diving into side control!
Souza is trying to control Laine's posture but Laine avoids it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


A kick lands to the mid section there for Laine.

Souza gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Souza.
Souza drops to a knee looking for a takedown but Laine gets the underhooks and prevents it.
Laine throws a punch but it's blocked by Souza.
Laine misses with a knee to the head.
Souza has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Laine avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
A short uppercut from Laine.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine trying to land knees to the body.
Souza looking for a takedown.
Pako Laine has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Andre Souza.
Souza misses with the head strike.

Souza is trying to trip Laine. He has hold of a leg but Laine is hopping around, keeping his balance for the moment. Souza persists though and gets the takedown into guard.
Laine trying to control the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine keeping moving, preventing Souza from controlling successfully.
Laine trying to control the position.

Laine is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Souza defends well.
Souza wants to control from the top but Laine keeps moving.
Andre Souza has got the better of the ground game so far.

Souza avoids a guillotine attempt easily.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter has done anything of merit for a good minute or two here and the crowd are not happy about it.
Laine keeping full guard, as Souza tries to pass.
Souza passes easily into side control. Nice work.
Laine is looking for a sweep.
Laine tries to control but end up mounted... ooooh, that's bad.
Laine tries to get back to half guard but can't.
Souza can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Laine is looking to escape.
Laine is looking to improve his position but Souza isn't that keen on the idea.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Souza wants to finish this one by submission but Laine is holding onto his waist, trying to prevent any attacks from Souza.
Laine regains half guard.
Souza is trying to control. Laine wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Laine trying to control from the bottom.
Laine is staying active underneath Souza, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Souza moves nicely into side control.
Laine is looking to reverse the position.
Laine can't do much from the bottom here.
Laine is trying to get back to half guard.

Souza tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Souza laying and praying for a moment but Laine takes advantage and regains half guard.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Andre Souza dominated that fourth round.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action. This is the final round!


Laine takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.

A momentary lapse in concentration from Laine enables Souza to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Laine manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
Souza trying to control but Laine is working from the bottom.

Laine throws his legs up looking for a submission but Souza uses it to pass to side control.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
The referee tells the fighters to keep busy.
Laine is looking for a sweep.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Souza looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Laine is looking for a sweep.
Laine is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Souza off and has taken his back!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Souza looking very determined here, making life difficult for Laine.
Souza can't escape the position.
Pako Laine has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Souza preventing the rear naked choke attempt from Laine.
Laine doesn't have the hooks in and Souza manages to turn into his guard.

Laine has his foot on Souza's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Souza works his way back into a safe position though.
Souza pushing down on Laine's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.

Souza is trying to work for a kimura but Laine is defending well.

Souza is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Laine doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Souza.

Souza is working for a submission of some sort.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine gets full guard.

Laine has his foot on Souza's thigh. He's trying to push off and get in position for a triangle, I think. Souza works his way back into a safe position though.
Souza stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Laine swivels though and keeps the full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Laine is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Souza trying to control but Laine is working from the bottom.
Souza might have to switch it up a bit here because his efforts to control Laine haven't been going to plan, at least at the current moment in time.

Souza is trying to work a guillotine from the top, or something like that? Don't know how he thinks he's going to get a finish from there.
Andre Souza is fighting for a decision - hopefully he's judged it right and he's actually winning the fight.

Souza thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Viktor Lagutenko scores the fight 47:49
Judge Valeri Chadov scores the fight 46:49
Judge Fedor Mirinova scores the fight 46:49

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Andre Souza!

Andre Souza is the new featherweight champion!
In his post fight interview, Andre Souza started talking himself up. Luckily his charisma kept the crowd on side and gave him a good reception.
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Event: GFC 49: Laine vs Walian     
Date:   Nov 05, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Pako Laine and Jack Walian. Laine comes into the arena with Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi blaring out of the sound system. Both fighters will be looking to make this an exciting fight for the fans, I'm sure!

174 cm
28
149 lbs
12 - 3 - 0
169 cm
31
152 lbs
13 - 3 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Jack Walian!
The judges for this bout are Aleksei Zolotukhin, Ivan Kurochkin and Fedor Mirinova.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Walian lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.

It looks like Pako Laine has been cut.
Walian checks a leg kick.
Walian looks to land a body kick but Laine moved away.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Laine.
Laine misses with a low kick.
Walian just misses with a punch to the body.
Laine scores with a jab. Walian acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Laine slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
We've been informed that Walian 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.
Laine lands a glancing blow to the side of Walian's head.
Crunch! Laine slams his shin into Walian's torso.
Laine throws a low kick but Walian moves out of range easily.
Laine misses the shot to the body.
Laine takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Laine checks a leg kick.
Walian throws a sloppy head kick and Laine moves out of range easily.
Laine thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Walian if he has to take too many more of those.
Laine connects with an inside leg kick.
Walian misses with a head kick.
Laine walks forward, straight into a front kick from Walian.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head kick from Walian lands but Laine takes it in his stride.
Walian throws a lazy uppercut
and Laine counters with a nice uppercut.
Walian throws a body shot but no joy.
Laine takes a head kick and shrugs it off.
Walian throws a body kick that misses.
Walian misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Walian tries to clinch up but Laine circles away and keeps his distance.
We've been hearing reports that Laine has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Laine throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Walian on the side of the head.
Laine tries to land a front kick but Walian steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Walian misses with an uppercut
and Laine counters with a left and a right that stings Walian.
Laine scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
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!
Walian tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Laine lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.

Laine gets a clinch.
Laine lands with a short shot to the head.
Walian can't find room to land a body shot as Laine controls the action.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Walian takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Laine throws a shot from downtown. Walian moves away and avoids it.
Walian scores with a jab to the body.
Walian swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Walian throws a hook but Laine blocks it.
Walian is looking to land body kicks.
Both fighters circling a little - Walian finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Walian tries a low kick but Laine avoids it.

Laine rushes Walian and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.

Walian pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Laine lands a jab to the nose.
Walian on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Laine looks for the body kick but Walian saw that one coming.
Laine catches Walian with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Walian thows a body kick. Laine tries to catch it but that hurt him.
Walian throws a low kick, looking for Laine's leg but Laine calmly moves out of range.
Laine takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Walian misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Laine counters with a good low kick that Walian was not able to check.
Laine jabs Walian right on the nose. Walian blinks but takes it well.
Laine throws a shot to the body.
Walian lands with a nice body kick.
Laine scores with a body shot.
Walian misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Laine scores with a body shot.
Walian fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Laine.
Laine scores with a hook to the body. Walian takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
A solid leg kick lands there for Laine.
Laine moves out of range as Walian throws a body kick.
Laine is looking to counter with head kicks.
Laine connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Laine tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Laine lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Walian throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Walian ducks under a wild hook from Laine.
Laine looks to land a combination but Walian avoids it well.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Walian slips a jab from Laine.
Walian takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Walian throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Laine's head.
Laine dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Walian. That did some damage!
Laine checks a low kick from Walian.
Laine misses with an uppercut.
Walian swats away the attempt to clinch by Laine.
Laine feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Walian's calf.
Walian takes a swing at Laine's ribcage but misses.
Walian dodges the punch combination from Laine.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Laine throws a hook but Walian blocks it.
Laine fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Walian.
Walian pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Walian lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Laine throws a low kick but Walian avoids it.
A good leg kick by Laine.
Walian is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Laine rather than just go for the knockout.
Walian lands with a nice body kick.
Laine is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Walian can do to turn this around?
Laine lands a nice looking body shot.
A head kick misses from Walian.
Laine throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Walian stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Walian throws a body kick, spinning off balance
and Walian takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Walian lands with a shot to the body.
Laine lands a head kick. Walian smiles back at him and beckons him forward.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Nice straight punches there by Laine. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Laine.
Walian lands a kick to the ribs of his opponent. Nice work there - in and out in a flash.
Laine avoids the head kick by Walian.
Walian throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Jab, cross, leg kick. Nice combination by Laine!
Walian is looking to score with low kicks.
Walian will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Walian throws a sloppy head kick
and Laine counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Walian's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Walian fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Walian lands with a head kick! That's gotta hurt.
Walian tries to clinch but Laine moves out of range.
A little feinted left hand from Laine on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Walian is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Walian is looking to slow Laine down with leg kicks.
Nice body kick there by Laine.
Pako Laine is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

Walian scores with a takedown into Laine's guard.

Laine is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Walian defends 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!
Laine is pulling down on Walian's head to control his posture.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Laine throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

Laine working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Walian doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Walian manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Laine looking to hit a scissor sweep but Walian is one step ahead there.
Laine keeping moving, preventing Walian from controlling successfully.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Laine has momentary wrist control but Walian slips an elbow through the middle.

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

Laine is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Walian defends well.
Laine keeping moving, preventing Walian from controlling successfully.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A few boos can be heard. I'm sure they will multiply if the fighters don't pick up the pace.
Walian with a nice head shot there.
Walian works over Laine with some ground and pound from guard.
Walian cracks Laine with a solid left hand.
Laine looking for a sweep. Not yet Laine, not yet.
Walian scoring with some ground and pound.

Walian got a little sloppy there for a moment and Laine has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Walian has managed to get both his arms back between Laine's legs - danger averted.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Laine is on top in guard.

Walian wants to sweep but no luck.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Laine uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Walian.
Laine loads up on a big right hand but Walian slips the punch.
Laine rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Walian makes him pay by landing a thudding low kick.
Laine wants to clinch.
Walian throws out a counter right but Laine avoids it with no problem.
Walian throws a low kick but Laine moves out of range easily.
Laine blocks the body kick.
Laine is looking to counter punch.
Laine throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
It seemed like Walian was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Laine connects with a nice looking jab.
Walian paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Walian tries to land a front kick but Laine steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Pako Laine is winning the standup battle so far.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Laine - that will leave a mark!
Walian throws a half hearted mid kick.
Walian moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Walian throws a right and a left that both miss.
Laine scores with a nice head shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Walian throws a head kick that misses.
Walian swats away the attempt to clinch by Laine.
Laine scores with a hook to the body. Walian takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Walian tries to clinch but Laine moves out of range.
Laine fails with an attempt to clinch.
Walian slips under a jab from Laine.
Laine scores with a kick to the midsection.
Laine is looking to clinch.
Laine works over Walian's head and body with a nice combination.
Laine lands a jab to Walian's midsection.

Walian has Laine up against the cage in a clinch.
Laine doesn't land with the attempted body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.
Laine misses with a hook to the ribs.
Walian has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Laine prevents a body shot from Walian.
Laine lands on the inside with an uppercut.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Laine lands a shoulder strike.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Walian creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Laine misses with a knee to the head.

Laine's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Walian is looking to clinch but Laine is avoiding it.
Walian lets loose with a powerful body kick. Laine will feel that in the morning.
A big right from Walian misses.
Laine buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Laine will be looking to protect his midsection after taking some solid kicks to the body.

Laine gets tackled into the cage by Walian. Walian maintains the clinch.
Walian tries a body shot but Laine blocks it.
Laine lands with a short shot to the head.
Laine with an attempt at a knee that misses.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Laine.
Laine blocking some punches.
Laine tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Walian's elbow.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Walian.
Laine blocks an uppercut.
Walian tries for a takedown. No joy.
Walian drops down looking for an ankle pick but Laine pulls his leg out and moves away.
Laine cracks Walian with an open hand slap.
Laine throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Walian's head.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Walian scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Walian tries to throw a body punch but Laine avoids it by throwing Walian back against the cage.
Walian tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine working aggressively here.
Pako Laine has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Still in the clinch, Laine scores with a nice short uppercut.
Laine blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Walian wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Laine tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Walian misses with a body punch.
Laine lands with a short head shot on the inside.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Laine tries to land a knee to the body but he is off balance and Walian avoids it.
Walian is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.

Laine escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Nice uppercut there from Laine.
Walian throws a leg kick but Laine moved away.
Walian throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Walian takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Walian throws a jab but it's blocked by Laine.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Pako Laine clearly takes that round.
The cut man is working on Pako Laine's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action!


Laine thumps Walian with a low kick.
Laine throws a nice inside leg kick.
Walian looking to land some kicks to the body here.
Walian gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Walian misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Laine looks to land a body kick but Walian moved away.
A clash of legs there as Walian blocks the low kick.
Nice shot lands for Laine.

Laine moves into range and clinches up with Walian.
Walian drops down looking for an ankle pick but Laine pulls his leg out and moves away.
Walian lands a head kick!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Walian takes one on the button.
Laine throws a leg kick but Walian sees it coming and moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Walian lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Laine at a distance.
Laine scores with a hook to the body. Walian takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
A looping hook to the body misses from Walian. Laine does a little dance to reset his feet.

Walian gets tackled into the cage by Laine. Laine maintains the clinch.
Laine tries to throw a body punch but Walian avoids it by throwing Laine back against the cage.
Laine with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Walian jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Laine walks away with a smile on his face. Walian gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Laine throws a body shot but no joy.
Walian needs to keep his hands up - Laine had a free shot at his head there.
Laine just misses with a punch to the body.
Walian ducks under a wild hook from Laine.
Walian is looking to clinch but Laine is avoiding it.
Laine lands a leg kick. The shin dug right into the meat of the thigh.
Nice body kick from Laine.
Walian scores with a hook.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Walian dodges the punch combination from Laine.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Walian throws a sloppy head kick
and Laine counters with a stiff right hand.
Walian misses with an uppercut.
Walian walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Laine checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.
Laine lands three nice shots there - that looked like it hurt!
Laine feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Walian's calf.
Laine moves out of range of the body kick.
As Walian tries to get set, Laine tries to push him back and clinch up but Walian manages to avoid the attempt.
Walian looks to clinch
and Laine counters with a shot to the ribs. That looked like it hurt.

Walian rushes Laine and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Laine working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Laine working Walian over with knees to the body.
Walian misses with a punch on the inside.
Walian prevents a body shot from Laine.
Walian misses with the head strike.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Walian tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Laine tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Laine lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Laine tries to throw a body punch but Walian avoids it by throwing Laine back against the cage.
Laine misses with a hook from the clinch.
Laine lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Walian has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Laine is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
Pako Laine has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jack Walian.
Walian goes for a takedown attempt but Laine pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Both fighters circling a little - Laine finishes the exchange with a kick to the body.
Walian circles away from the clinch attempt
and Walian finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Walian throws a body kick that misses
and Laine cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Walian misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Laine counters with a nice body kick.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Walian tries a head kick but it misses.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Walian is defended easily by Laine.
Walian is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
A telegraphed right hand from Walian misses the target.
A good leg kick by Laine.
Laine throws the kick towards the body but Walian avoids it.
Walian is trying to avoid his opponent's strikes and get into the clinch.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Walian misses with a body kick.
Walian tried to score with a low kick but Laine checks it.
Walian throws a head kick that looked like it stung.
A looping hook to the body misses from Walian. Laine does a little dance to reset his feet.
Laine lands with an uppercut that bounces Walian off the cage and back into range.
Nice uppercut there from Laine.
Laine scores with a jab to the jaw.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Pako Laine had his way with Jack Walian in that round.
The cut man is working on Pako Laine'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. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


A low kick from Walian misses
and Laine counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Walian takes a swing at Laine's ribcage but misses.
Walian tries to close the distance and clinch up but Laine swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Laine tries to clinch up
and Walian counters with a right hand to the body.

Laine moves into the clinch.
Walian just leaning against Laine, taking a breather.
Laine lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Laine tries to land knees in the clinch but Walian avoids the damage to the body.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Laine.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Laine tries to land a knee to the head but Walian blocks with his arms.
Walian is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Laine pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Walian working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Walian is working for takedown but Laine is calmly controlling the position for now.
Laine connects with a nasty looking knee right to Walian's face.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Walian tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Laine's elbow.
Laine lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Walian or not.
A shot in the inside from Laine.
Walian fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Pako Laine has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Jack Walian.

Walian successfully pulls guard.
Walian is wobbling all over the place through exhaustion. Will he make it to the final bell?
Laine preventing the sweep.
Laine postures up.
Walian has a closed guard, preventing Laine from standing up.
Laine passes Walian's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Walian is looking to get full guard. It looks like he might be successful but at the last minute Laine jumps into side control!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine trying to control the position but Walian is working away.
Walian is trying to improve his position.
Laine is looking to take a break and control but Walian is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Laine misses with the ground and pound.
Walian is looking for a sweep.
You can see the frustration on Walian's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine tries to stand but Walian controls the position and pulls Laine into his guard.
Laine works a leg free and moves into half guard.
Walian wants to control but Laine passes into side.
Walian struggling a bit here.
Laine wants to control but Walian is keeping him busy.
Walian tries to work a leg under to get back to half guard but Laine wriggles his own leg back out and remains in side control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine trying to control the action but Walian is working from the bottom.
Walian tries to bench press Laine off him but Laine keeps the position.

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

Laine is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Walian has escaped the position, nice work there.
Jack Walian has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Laine wants to stand but Walian has his arm trapped.

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

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 5 rounds of action, we go to the scorecards for a decision.
Judge Aleksei Zolotukhin scores the fight 49:46
Judge Ivan Kurochkin scores the fight 50:45
Judge Fedor Mirinova scores the fight 49:46

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Pako Laine!

Pako Laine retains his featherweight title!
Pako Laine 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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Event: GFC 45: Laine vs Pedan     
Date:   Oct 15, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Pako Laine and Alexander Pedan. Laine comes to the cage accompanied by Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

174 cm
27
149 lbs
11 - 3 - 0
170 cm
32
145 lbs
16 - 8 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

PED Nutrition
Perkele!

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Alexander Pedan!
The judges for this bout are Valeri Chadov, Konstantin Menshow and Ivan Kurochkin.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Pedan gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Laine misses with a wild body shot.
Pedan takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Ouch! a nice leg kick from Pedan, right into the meat.
A chopping leg kick lands by Pedan.
A solid body kick from Laine.
A jab from Pedan misses.

Laine shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Laine throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.

Pedan has managed to escape just enough to sneak back to his feet but Laine is on him like a limpet, forcing Pedan back against the cage.
Laine tries to land a shot to the body but it's blocked.
Pedan lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Laine landing knees to the body.
Laine is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Pedan is defending well for now.
Pedan tries to throw a body punch but Laine avoids it by throwing Pedan back against the cage.
Laine connects with a knee to the head.
A short right from Pedan on the inside.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine trying to land knees to the body.
Laine is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Pedan is defending well for now.
Laine misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Pedan.
Laine blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Pedan managing to block the knees to the body from Laine.
Pedan tries to land knees in the clinch but Laine avoids the damage to the body.
Pedan blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Laine misses with a punch on the inside.
Laine tries for a takedown but Pedan manages to get underhooks.
Pedan is trying to break the clinch but Laine has him pressed against the cage.

Pedan breaks from the clinch.
Pedan blocks the body kick.
Pedan lands with a kick to the temple. Laine shrugs as if to say "is that all you've got?"

It looks like Pako Laine has been cut.
Pedan throws a looping overhand right but Laine ducks down to avoid it.
Pedan lands a nice shot to the body.
Nice defenses there by Laine.
Laine keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Pedan.
An inside leg kick lands from Pedan.
Pedan throws a right hand that Laine ducks under and follows up with a left that Laine also avoids with ease.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Pedan gets cracked there but stands up to it.
Pedan throws a low kick, looking for Laine's leg but Laine calmly moves out of range.
Alexander Pedan is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Pedan takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Pedan misses with a looping left.
Laine was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Pedan throws a lazy uppercut
enabling Laine to counter with a crisp jab.
Pedan moves out of range as Laine strikes.
Laine misses with a looping right.
A head kick misses from Pedan.
Pedan catches Laine with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Laine scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Laine moves away from the strike by Pedan.
Laine changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
Laine will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Pedan cracks Laine with an open hand slap.
Pedan throws a head kick but Laine moves out of range.
A nice combination there by Pedan.
A chopping leg kick lands by Laine.
Pedan takes one on the chin but seems OK.
Laine lands a glancing blow to the side of Pedan's head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Pedan misses the target.
Laine keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Laine uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Pedan.
Pedan throws a leg kick that misses.
Pedan throws a hook but Laine blocks it.
And Laine counters with a quick kick to the body but Pedan blocks it.
Laine looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Pedan misses with a body kick.
Pedan tries to close the distance and clinch up but Laine swats him away and circles back towards the center.
A quick step to the side and Laine tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Alexander Pedan seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A decent looking cross lands there for Laine.
Laine avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Laine, as that shot connected.

Laine clinches up against the cage.
A short right from Laine.
Laine prevents a body shot from Pedan.

Pedan escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Pedan throws a big shot that misses.
Pedan throws a looping overhand right but Laine ducks down to avoid it.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Pedan thows a left - swing and a miss!
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Laine misses with a body shot.
Good leg kick by Laine there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Laine blocks a jab.
Laine stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Pedan.
Pedan moves out of range of the body kick.
Pedan misses with a jab, cross combination.
Pedan misses with a hook. Laine ducked under it nicely.
That kick from Laine tenderised Pedan's leg. Pedan is trying to keep his angry face on.
Pedan moves in looking to clinch but Laine pushes him off.
Laine connects with a good right hand that stumbles Pedan. Pedan circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Pedan on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Laine fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Laine checks a leg kick.
Laine tries to counter with a takedown but Pedan is quick to defend against it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Laine steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Pedan.
Laine connects with a leg kick. Pedan looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
A low kick from Pedan is predictable there
and Laine counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Laine throws a quick inside leg kick.
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 Pako Laine will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Pako Laine's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


A slapping leg kick lands for Laine.
Pedan fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Laine on the side of the head.
Pedan lands a nice looking body shot.
Pedan tries a head kick but it misses.
Pedan's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
Pedan throws a jab but it's blocked by Laine.
Pedan throws a sloppy head kick and Laine moves out of range easily.
It looks like Laine has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Laine moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
Laine lets loose with a powerful body kick. Pedan will feel that in the morning.
Pedan throws a solid leg kick but Laine takes the impact on his shin and smiles at Pedan.
Laine half committed to a counter leg kick.
Laine lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Laine checks a low kick from Pedan.
Pedan tried to score with a low kick but Laine checks it.
Pedan takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Pedan throws a sloppy head kick and Laine moves out of range easily.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Laine.
Pedan misses with an uppercut.
Laine fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Pedan has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Laine dodges the punch combination from Pedan.
Laine jinks towards his opponent looking like he wants to counter with a mid kick but doesn't commit.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Pedan throws a hook to the side of Laine's head but Laine sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Pedan throws a head kick that Laine semi-blocks.
Pedan throws a low kick but Laine avoids it.
Alexander Pedan seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Pedan drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Laine ducks under a wild hook from Pedan.
Laine throws a good cross that connects.
Pedan takes a really solid shot there but just smiles back and shrugs his shoulders.
Pedan misses with an uppercut.
Pedan sizes up Laine with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Pedan tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Laine manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Pedan tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Laine ducks under a wild hook from Pedan.
Pedan tried to score with a low kick but Laine checks it.
Pedan takes a head kick and shrugs it off.

Pedan is rocked!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Laine uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Pedan.
Pedan is still on wobbly legs! Can Laine finish him?
Pedan throws the left hand but Laine avoids the punch easily.
Pedan misses with a few strikes there.
Pedan needs to keep his hands up - Laine had a free shot at his head there.
Laine checks a leg kick nicely.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A combination from Laine does no damage.
Laine scores with a push kick.
Laine fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Pedan has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Laine fails with an attempt to clinch.
Pedan tries a quick counter leg kick but Laine is wise to it.
Pedan turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.

Laine pushes Pedan up against the cage in a clinch.
A shot in the inside from Laine.
Laine tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Laine digs a right hand underneath Pedan's ribcage. Pedan let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Knees in the clinch landing for Laine.
Laine with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
A nice right hand lands inside from Laine.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Pedan.
Laine working Pedan over with knees to the body.
Pedan is breathing heavily.
Pedan lands a left hand that snaps the head of Laine backwards.
Pedan is trying to work out of this bad position, with his back against the cage.

Pedan escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Nice jab there from Laine.

Laine has closed the distance and engaged Pedan in a clinch.
Laine tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Pedan misses with the head strike.
Laine working some nice short punches in the clinch.
Pedan with an attempt at a knee that misses.
Laine scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Laine lands a nice knee to the body.
Laine dips a shoulder and cracks Pedan with a mighty uppercut! Pedan falls back against the cage and Laine unloads with a barrage of strikes! Pedan 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 - Laine screams abuse at the incompetent official before going over to celebrate with his corner. Brutal stuff!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:55 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Pako Laine!
Pako Laine retains his featherweight title!
Pako Laine spent the whole post fight interview bigging himself up. It didn't go down that well with the fans after a while as they thought it was a bit arrogant.
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Event: GFC 38: Carter vs Laine     
Date:   Sep 11, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Rubin Carter and Pako Laine. Carter comes to the cage accompanied by The Hurican-Bob Dylan. Laine is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi. The fight MMA fans around the world have waited their entire lives for!

173 cm
29
154 lbs
20 - 7 - 0
174 cm
27
149 lbs
10 - 3 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

Arcticus University: London

Perkele!



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the featherweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Rubin Carter!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
The judges for this bout are Viktor Lagutenko, Konstantin Menshow and Fedor Mirinova.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Carter slips under a jab from Laine.
Carter works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Carter wants to land a leg kick but Laine is out of range.
Carter throws a combination that misses
and Laine counters with a stiff right hand.
Laine throws a hook to the side of Carter's head but Carter sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Laine misses with a looping right.
Laine with a jab.
Laine looks to land a left hand but Carter moved out of range nicely.
Carter throws a big counter combination but Laine scrambles out of danger and avoids any damage.
Laine loads up on a big right hand but Carter slips the punch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Carter staying out of range there.
Carter misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Carter checks a low kick from Laine.
Carter tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Laine manages to circle out of the way.
Carter tries a head kick but it misses.
An inside leg kick lands from Laine.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Laine has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Laine throws a jab when Carter was well out of range.
Laine misses with a leg kick
and Carter connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Carter throws a head kick that misses

and Laine counters by moving into the clinch.
Carter is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Laine swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Laine tries to pull guard but Carter won't allow it.
Laine on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Laine managing to block the knees to the body from Carter.
Carter tries to land a knee to the head but misses.

Laine has clasped his hands together around Carter's back... aaand, he's got a takedown into side control. Nicely done.
Carter defending against the ground and pound.
The strikes coming from Laine are missing the target in this wave of attacks.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Laine misses with a strike but at least he's keeping busy, looking to cause some damage - that will still help him when it comes to the judges scorecards.
Carter tries to get back to half guard but can't.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:55 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Americana). Pako Laine!
Pako Laine is the new featherweight champion!
A very excited looking Pako Laine 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: GFC 31: Hardon vs Carter     
Date:   Aug 27, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Lyman Kissell and Pako Laine. Laine is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi. Pako Laine will no doubt be looking to use his reach advantage to good effect.

160 cm
22
141 lbs
7 - 2 - 0
174 cm
27
149 lbs
9 - 3 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Solid boxing
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Perkele!



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Lyman Kissell!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
The judges for this bout are Aleksandr Martynov, Sergei Dronov and Dmitry Maklakov.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Kissell throws a push kick but Laine slaps the foot to one side.
Laine uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Kissell.
Laine throws an overhand right that lands on Kissell's shoulder, as Kissell tries to avoid the shot.
Kissell moves out of range as Laine throws a body kick.
Kissell attempts a counter takedown but Laine avoids it well and moves away.
Laine is looking to land body kicks.
Laine misses with a double jab.
Kissell misses with a kick to the body.
Kissell closes the distance and clinches up with Laine, looking for a takedown. Kissell pushes Laine against the cage but Laine circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Laine! But no joy.
Kissell misses with a low kick.
Laine steps in looking to clinch after the strikes miss from Kissell.
A good leg kick by Kissell.
Laine takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Kissell.
A chopping leg kick lands by Laine.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Laine has been working on his takedowns a lot in the buildup to the fight and we can only assume he's going to look to take this to the mat.
Laine keeping at a good range here, avoiding a leg kick.
Laine fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Kissell looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A telegraphed right hand from Laine misses the target.
Laine misses with a hook. Kissell ducked under it nicely.
Kissell's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Laine connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Kissell scrambles back to his feet.

Laine darts in and clinches Kissell up against the cage.
Kissell jumps guard but Laine turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Lyman Kissell. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Laine connects with a nasty looking knee right to Kissell's face.
Kissell is trying to push Laine away but Laine has him pressed against the cage, so he's going nowhere.
Kissell is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Laine is defending well.
Laine tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Kissell's elbow.
Laine misses with a hook to the ribs.
Kissell tries to break the clinch but Laine is controlling the position.
Kissell tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Laine just stands there and leans against the cage.
Kissell can't break the clinch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Kissell is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Kissell tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Laine lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Kissell.
I was talking to Kissell's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Kissell is trying to drag Laine to the mat but Laine just about manages to keep his footing. He used the cage to his advantage there.
Laine lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Kissell tries to score a body lock takedown but Laine shows good agility there to stay on his feet.
Laine presses Kissell against the cage and delivers a mid-strength body shot.
Laine lands with a short shot to the head.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Laine lands a right hand.
Laine using the Thai clinch to land knees to the body.
Laine scores a nice knee to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Kissell is looking to break free of the clinch but Laine has double underhooks.
Kissell managing to block the knees to the body from Laine.
Laine using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Kissell has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Kissell blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
A short uppercut from Laine.
Laine lands a right hand that snaps the head of Kissell backwards.

Kissell breaks from the clinch.
Kissell blocks a leg kick.
Kissell on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Laine tries a head kick but it misses.
Kissell appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Kissell tries to score with a low kick but Laine moves his leg out of the way.
Laine connects with a body shot.
Kissell throws a hook to the side of Laine's head but Laine sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Kissell tries a head kick but it misses.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Kissell shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Laine but Laine pushes him off and we're back to square one.
Laine feints and then cracks Kissell's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Kissell down.
Pako Laine seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
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!
Kissell fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Laine avoids it really well and circles away.
Kissell is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Laine.
Laine lands with a nice low kick. That'll leave a bruise.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Laine.
Laine connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Laine throws a low kick but it's checked well by Kissell.
Kissell tries to counter with a takedown but Laine is quick to defend against it.
Kissell looks for the body kick but Laine saw that one coming.
Kissell throws a sloppy head kick and Laine moves out of range easily.
Kissell sets himself, and Laine steps forward looking for the clinch! Kissell avoids it this time.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


An inside leg kick lands from Laine.
Laine lands a nice leg kick that just misses Kissell's sensitive parts.

Laine has managed to clinch.
Kissell tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Laine smiles and moves away.
Laine lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Kissell circles away quickly and effectively.
Kissell connects with a nice looking jab.
Laine lets the fists fly and connects with a left straight followed by a right hook.
Kissell misses the shot to the body.
Laine wants to slow Kissell down by chopping away at his legs.
Kissell looks to land a right hand but Laine moved out of range.
Laine was about to counter that last move with a leg kick but changes his mind.
A telegraphed right hand from Kissell misses the target.
Laine misses with a combination

and Kissell counters with a single leg into guard. Laine didn't expect that.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Kissell throws a big elbow that misses.
Laine trying to keep a closed guard but Kissell is proving a slippery customer.

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

Laine won't allow Kissell to sweep him here.
Kissell can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Laine controls the pace.

Laine got a little sloppy there for a moment and Kissell has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Laine has managed to get both his arms back between Kissell's legs - danger averted.
Kissell wants to control but instead he gets his guard passed and Laine is now in half guard.
Laine content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine uses his free foot to push down on Kissell's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Kissell.
Laine controlling from mount.
Laine fails to move to back control.
Kissell is working to get back to half guard.
Kissell wants to hold on but Laine pushes him away.
Kissell gets back to half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Still in half guard, Laine seems content to control.
Laine tries to stand but his hand is stuck under Kissell.

Laine is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Kissell sees it coming and defends easily.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Well, if Laine 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.
Kissell manages to get to full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are hurling abuse towards the fighters... You can hardly blame them though because there isn't a lot going on in the fight.
Laine is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Kissell might be looking to lock onto one of his opponent's long limbs for a submission, whilst we're on the ground.
The referee must be thinking about standing these guys back up.
Pako Laine has got the better of the ground game so far.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Laine throws a body punch but Kissell moves out of range.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Laine forces Kissell back against the cage and clinches.
Kissell tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Kissell jumps guard but Laine turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Laine utilising his Muay Thai to score with a knee to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Laine connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Good work by Laine as he checks the leg kick.
Pako Laine seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Laine swinging wildly here.

Kissell shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Kissell showed some decent athleticism there.
Kissell throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Kissell throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Kissell is pressing down on Laine's thigh, looking to free his foot. Laine is holding on for now.
Kissell wants to lay and pray for a moment but Laine keeps working.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Kissell tries to pass the half guard into mount. Laine knows what he's doing though and prevents the attempt.
Laine is trying is best to control the position here.
Laine is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

Laine actively working from the bottom here.
Kissell drops an elbow to the side of Laine's head.

Laine looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
Laine is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Lyman Kissell has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

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

Kissell is looking for a kimura. It's pretty deep but Laine still has the half guard so he's probably OK. Oh, Laine has exploded into a beautiful escape there and after a quick scramble, he's ended up in side control on top! Nice work!
A bit of a lull in the action. I'm sure it will pick up again soon... even if the ref has to physically pick them up and put them back on their feet.
Kissell manages to work his way to half guard, despite Laine's best efforts.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Neither fighter is being very active at the moment, with Laine in particular looking to stall.
Laine's corner are shouting for him to control the position and he seems happy to oblige.
Laine wants to stand up but Kissell has a hold of him and won't allow it.
Kissell is looking for a sweep. Laine is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Laine controlling the action here.
Kissell is looking to improve his position.
The referee is pacing around the two fighters - he looks like he's thinking about a standup.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.

Laine looking for a kimura but he'll have to free his other leg if he wants to finish that. Perhaps he's just using it as a distraction technique.
Laine tries to pass to full mount but Kissell defends it.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Laine controlling the pace.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Pako Laine.
Well Laine 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 Aleksandr Martynov scores the fight 28:29
Judge Sergei Dronov scores the fight 28:30
Judge Dmitry Maklakov scores the fight 28:29

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Pako Laine!

After the fight, Pako Laine was humble in paying tribute to his opponent but made it clear he wants to go on to bigger and better things. It seemed to go down well with the crowd who cheered him loudly.
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Event: GFC 23: Romanov vs Sobis     
Date:   Jul 30, 2016

Coming up we have a featherweight MMA rules bout between Pako Laine and Jock Sleed. Laine comes to the cage accompanied by Nikke Ankara - Värifilmi. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

174 cm
27
149 lbs
8 - 3 - 0
166 cm
33
159 lbs
22 - 10 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Granite chin
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Perkele!

Voodoo Nutrition



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the featherweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Pako Laine!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Jock Sleed!
The judges for this bout are Viktor Lagutenko, Dmitry Maklakov and Aleksandr Martynov.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Laine dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Sleed. That did some damage!
Laine scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Laine throws a right and a left that Sleed avoids nicely.
Sleed checks a low kick from Laine.
Laine is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Sleed throws a head kick but Laine moves out of range.
Sleed tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Laine was well out of range. Poor timing from Sleed.
Laine throws a leg kick
and Sleed counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Sleed misses with a wild body shot.
We've been hearing reports that Laine has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Laine uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Sleed.
Laine wants to take advantage of his opponent's missed offense by moving into the clinch.
Sleed 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.
Laine lands with a straight right. Sleed didn't see that one coming.
Laine throws a leg kick which misses Sleed's front leg but catches the back leg as Sleed tries to avoid it.
Sleed lands a front kick.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Laine walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
Laine throws a low kick but Sleed moves out of range easily.
Laine connects with a jab.
Sleed throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Laine throws a leg kick but Sleed sees it coming and moves out of range.
Laine tries to clinch there but Sleed circles away.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The fighters circling - Sleed throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Sleed lands a head shot.
Sleed takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Sleed throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Laine stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Sleed throws a chopping leg kick but Laine manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
A telegraphed right hand from Laine misses the target.
Sleed throws a head kick that Laine semi-blocks.

It looks like Pako Laine has been cut.
Sleed misses with a body kick.
Sleed blocks a head kick by Laine.
Laine misses with a head kick.
Laine works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Sleed lands a body shot.
Sleed throws a hook but Laine avoids it easily.
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!
Laine tries to clinch up but Sleed circles away and keeps his distance.
Laine tries to bum rush Sleed with a series of wild strikes but Sleed uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Sleed swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Laine closes the distance but Sleed moves to the side
and Sleed counters with a lovely shot to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Sleed has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.
Sleed dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Laine. That did some damage!
Sleed throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Laine on the side of the head.
Sleed throws a big shot that misses.
Sleed lands with a hook. Laine tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Sleed scores with the left hand. Laine knows he should have avoided that one.
Sleed jabs at Laine's body.
Sleed swings for the body but Laine moves out of range.
Laine wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Laine fakes low and throws an overhand right that catches Sleed on the side of the head.
Sleed misses with a straight right.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Laine.
Sleed throws a big shot that misses.
Laine misses with a low kick.
Laine throws a chopping leg kick but Sleed manages to avoid taking any serious damage.
Laine listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sleed. Laine does a little dance to reset his feet.
Sleed connects with a single shot there.
Sleed throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Laine.
Sleed buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Laine cracks a nice hook into Sleed's ribs.

Laine moves into the clinch.
Laine swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Sleed misses with a hook to the ribs.
Laine taking a breather.
Sleed lands with a short shot to the head.
Laine swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Laine throws a head punch that misses.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Sleed.
Laine putting his Muay Thai to good use. He has Sleed in a tight clinch and is doing some damage with knees to the body.
Laine unloads a knee to the mid-section. Sleed lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
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!
Sleed tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine lands a shot to the body.

Sleed pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
A telegraphed right hand from Sleed misses the target.
Laine keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Sleed connects with a leg kick. Laine looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Laine takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Sleed throws a leg kick that misses.
The crowd cheers as Laine lands an impressive looking overhand right. Sleed doesn't seem phased though.
Sleed thumps Laine with a low kick.
A slapping body kick lands there for Laine.
A good leg kick by Sleed.
Laine moves into range and connects with a jab.
Sleed waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Laine.
A little feinted left hand from Laine on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Laine fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Sleed on the wrong end of a nice hook.
Sleed fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Laine moving in and out of range nicely, whilst landing the scoring shot.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Jock Sleed will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Pako Laine's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Laine stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Sleed.
Laine lands a nice looking body kick.
Laine throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Sleed misses with a body shot.
Laine is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.
Sleed takes one to the chin there.
Laine cracks Sleed with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.

Laine gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Laine pushes Sleed back against the cage and unloads with a body punch.
Sleed struggles to land a body shot inside as Laine controls his hands.
Good body shot from Sleed.

Sleed manages to break the clinch.
Sleed lands a head kick!

Laine moves into the clinch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Laine scores with a knee to the head.
Sleed misses with a hook to the ribs.
Laine dictating the pace here, as the fighters clinch against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A head punch on the inside from Sleed fails to land.
Laine tries a knee to the head but Sleed blocks it.
Sleed scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Laine gets through Sleed's defenses to land a nice punch to the side of the head.
Laine misses with the head strike.
Laine blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Still in the clinch, Sleed scores with a nice short uppercut.
Laine prevents Sleed from breaking the clinch.
Sleed misses with a hook from the clinch.

Sleed's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
Sleed throws a feint and then finishes with a kick to the body.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Laine 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 Sleed has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Sleed and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
A good leg kick by Laine.
Sleed throws a head kick but Laine moves out of range.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Sleed takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Laine lands with a cross.
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!
Sleed walks into a left hand.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
Jab, jab by Laine - just one landing.
Laine doesn't manage to clinch there - Sleed circles away.
Laine avoids the body shot from Sleed.
Sleed takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.
Laine is moving around nicely and scores here with a single head shot.
Laine scores with a shot to the body.
Laine swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Sleed scores with a kick to the midsection.
Laine tries a head kick but it misses.
Nice shot by Laine.
Sleed misses with a head kick.
Laine lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Sleed takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine swings widly with a right hand
and Sleed counters with a big head kick but Laine shrugs it off.
Laine on the wrong end of a decent looking cross there.
Good shot there by Laine.
Jock Sleed seems to be getting the better of the standup.
A big right from Sleed misses.
Laine fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Sleed looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
A nice inside leg kick there by Sleed. That's going to slow Laine down.
Sleed throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A swing and a miss from Laine.
Laine scores with a jab to the jaw of his opponent.
Sleed scores with a jab. Laine acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Sleed throws a body punch but Laine moves out of range.
Laine scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Sleed misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Laine.
Laine uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Sleed.
Sleed misses with a looping left.
Sleed thows a left - swing and a miss!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Laine misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Sleed.
Sleed looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Laine lands a leg kick that knocks Sleed off balance momentarily.
Sleed lands with a hook. Laine tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.
Laine tries to clinch up but Sleed circles away and keeps his distance.
That kick from Laine tenderised Sleed's leg. Sleed is trying to keep his angry face on.
Laine keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Sleed misses with a kick to the body.
Laine with a jab.
Sleed connects with a single shot there.
Sleed throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Sleed shapes like he's going to throw a leg kick but settles back down.
Sleed misses the shot to the body.
Laine tries to counter by clinching up but Sleed breaks away and moves out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Laine misses with a leg kick.
Laine lands with a right hand.
Laine swings widly with a right hand
enabling Sleed to counter with a crisp jab.
Sleed loads up on a big right hand but Laine slips the punch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Pako Laine dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Pako Laine's cut.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the final round!


Laine throws out a powerful jab.
Laine defending well as Sleed loads up on a big left hand.
Laine tries to score with a low kick but Sleed moves his leg out of the way.
Laine on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Laine jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.
Laine thumps Sleed with a low kick.
Laine throws a leg kick
and Sleed counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Laine tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Sleed is able to avoid easily.
A telegraphed right hand from Laine misses the target.
Laine tries to land a leg kick but Sleed saw it coming and moves away.
Laine looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Sleed throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Sleed's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
A slow jab from Sleed misses its intended target.
Sleed thuds a mid kick into his opponent's body. That will wear on Laine if he has to take too many more of those.
Laine is looking to slow Sleed down with leg 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!
Sleed on the receiving end of a decent leg kick there by Laine. Laine obviously looking to wear him down.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Sleed misses with a looping left.
Laine slips under a jab from Sleed.
The fighters circling - Sleed throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Laine tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Sleed manages to circle out of the way.
A telegraphed right hand from Sleed misses the target.
Sleed pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Laine jabs at Sleed's body.
Laine ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Laine tries to clinch there but Sleed circles away.
Sleed doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.
Laine tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
A looping hook to the body misses from Sleed. Laine does a little dance to reset his feet.
Laine checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
It looked like Laine wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Laine scores with a kick to the body.
Sleed misses with a kick to the body.
Laine is looking to counter with head kicks.
Sleed throws a looping overhand right but Laine ducks down to avoid it.
Sleed pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Sleed connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Laine lands a glancing blow to the side of Sleed's head.
Sleed gets cracked there but stands up to it.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Sleed checks a leg kick.
A jab from Laine does it's job there.
Laine tests Sleed's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Laine tries a head kick but it misses.
Sleed tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Laine throws a leg kick which misses Sleed's front leg but catches the back leg as Sleed tries to avoid it.
Sleed avoids a low kick by using good footwork.
Laine avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Laine is trying to close the distance and clinch up, after that failed offence from Sleed.
Sleed throws a jab when Laine was well out of range.
Sleed with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Sleed takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Sleed looks to score with a jab to the body but Laine is just out of range.
Laine will need to close the distance a bit before he attacks - that leg kick was thrown from too far away.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Laine lands a nice looking body shot.
Laine misses with an attempted mid kick.
Laine throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Sleed on the side of the head.
Laine 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.
Sleed jabs Laine right on the nose. Laine blinks but takes it well.
Sleed takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
No joy there for Laine, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Sleed flicks out a counter leg kick but Laine steps away.
Laine is looking to slow Sleed down with leg kicks.
Laine walks forward and throws out a flicking leg kick. Sleed checks it nicely though, as he moves to the side.

Laine gets to the clinch - let's see what his plan is here.
Pako Laine has scored more points in the clinch so far.
Sleed on the defensive, avoiding the knees to the body.
Laine blocks an uppercut.
Laine is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Sleed is defending well for now.
Sleed tries to break the clinch but Laine is controlling the position.
Laine tries to land knees in the clinch but Sleed avoids the damage to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Sleed misses with a body punch.
Sleed tries to work over Laine's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
Laine with a knee to the head.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Sleed avoiding damage as Laine throws knees to the body.
Knees in the clinch landing for Laine.
Sleed swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Sleed misses with a punch to the body.
Sleed struggles to land a body shot inside as Laine controls his hands.
Laine blocking some punches.
Laine tries to land knees in the clinch but Sleed avoids the damage to the body.
Laine is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Sleed is defending well for now.

Sleed manages to break the clinch.
Sleed throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Sleed has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Laine.
Sleed throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Laine misses with a wild body shot.
Sleed flicks out a counter leg kick but Laine steps away.

And that's the end of the fight!
Pako Laine showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Laine 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 Viktor Lagutenko scores the fight 29:28
Judge Dmitry Maklakov scores the fight 29:28
Judge Aleksandr Martynov scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Pako Laine!

Pako Laine thanked the fans post fight for their support.