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Event: AEW 29     
Date:   Aug 31, 2019

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Dennis Nilsen (ranked 3304 p4p, 315 weight class) and Matt Black (ranked 1356 p4p, 166 weight class). The crowd seem to be enjoying Black's choice of entrance music: Manu Chao - Mr. Bobby. Matt Black will no doubt be trying to keep this one on the feet, where he has a distinct advantage.

185 cm
35
220 lbs
18 - 14 - 0
192 cm
39
275 lbs
30 - 18 - 1
BJJ Red Belt
Dangerous knees
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Solid chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Dennis Nilsen!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 18 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Matt Black!
The judges for this bout are Wagner Zegers, Albert Achterberg and Patrick Alders.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nilsen uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Black.
Nilsen keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Black.
Black connects with a looping right hand.
Black throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Black throws a hook to the side of Nilsen's head but Nilsen sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Black looks to score with a jab to the body but Nilsen is just out of range.

Nilsen shoots in from a long way out. He's driving through with the takedown attempt and he eventually gets it, landing in Black's guard.
Nilsen wants to control from the top but Black keeps moving.
Nilsen engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nilsen throws a big right hand that misses.
Black looking to hit a scissor sweep but Nilsen is one step ahead there.
Black looking to control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black keeping moving, preventing Nilsen from controlling successfully.
Black preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Black working a defensive guard here.
Nilsen controlling from the top position.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Nilsen uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Black.
Black throws the left hand but Nilsen avoids the punch easily.
Nilsen drops down looking for a counter takedown but Black sprawls and moves away.
Nilsen throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Nilsen takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.

It looks like Dennis Nilsen has been cut.

Black moves into the clinch successfully.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A right handed body shot lands from Nilsen.
Nilsen blocks an uppercut.
Nilsen landing knees to the head.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Nilsen blocking some punches.
Nilsen blocking some punches.
Nilsen misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Black.
A right hook to the body lands for Nilsen.
Black looks winded!
Nilsen lands a body shot in the clinch.
Knees in the clinch landing for Nilsen.
Nilsen lands a body punch - he's looking to wear down Black.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Nilsen lands a nice knee to the body.
Nilsen landing knees to the body.
Nilsen working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.

Nilsen jumps guard.
Nilsen pulls Black in close to prevent any damage.
Black trying to control but Nilsen is working from the bottom.
Black must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nilsen is trying to control the position but Black postures up.
Nilsen looking to hit a scissor sweep but Black is one step ahead there.

The fighters are going at a pretty good pace and they're both starting to sweat now.
Nilsen working for a triangle but Black defends it easily.
Nilsen not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Dennis Nilsen!
Dennis Nilsen was full of energy after the big win and talked about how he thinks he can do big things in this sport. The crowd were appreciative of his determination to succeed.
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RATING
38%

 

Event: AEW 24     
Date:   Aug 10, 2019

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black (ranked 1078 p4p, 132 weight class) and Buse Mann (ranked 710 p4p, 91 weight class). Black comes to the cage accompanied by Manu Chao - Mr. Bobby. Mann is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by For Heavy Metal we will die!. 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.

192 cm
39
275 lbs
30 - 17 - 1
198 cm
27
233 lbs
12 - 1 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Good chin
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

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Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 30 wins, 17 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Matt Black!
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 Los Angeles, Buse Mann!
The judges for this bout are Wagner Zegers, Radbod Blank and Daniel Blasius.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Black slips a jab and a cross from Mann.

Mann instigates a clinch.
Mann works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Mann works for underhooks and lands a body shot in the process.
Black blocking some punches.
Mann tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Good anti-grappling being displayed by Mann as Black tries to tie him up.
Black is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Both fighters working to control the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Black fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Mann goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Black blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Mann makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A short body shot lands from Mann as the two fighters clinch.
Mann lands with a short punch from the clinch.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Mann lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Black slowing the pace effectively.
Mann lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Mann lands with a light punch inside.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Black.

Black has managed to pull guard. Let's see whether he can work an aggressive guard. It will also be interesting to see what tactics Mann uses from the top position.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Black holds on and takes a little breather.
Black looking to hit a scissor sweep but Mann is one step ahead there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Mann sitting in guard here, content to control.
Black looking for a sweep. Not yet Black, not yet.
Mann not doing a lot at the moment. He'll have to show some more aggression or the fight will get stood up.

The referee has stepped in and called for a break in the action. We'll restart on the feet.
Buse Mann is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Black tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Mann was well out of range. Poor timing from Black.

Mann moves into range and clinches up with Black.
A shot in the inside from Mann.
Mann misses with a hook from the clinch.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Mann creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
Black is trying to slow down the pace in the clinch, to catch his breath.
Mann swings away with an uppercut that misses.

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

Black decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Black sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Mann defending well though.
Black is looking to stall here but Mann recovers full guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Mann can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Black controls the pace.
Mann working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Black.
Black missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Black throwing strikes from guard but Mann blocks nicely.
Black postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Black trying to control the position from guard on top but Mann is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Mann takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Buse Mann seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Mann with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Black avoids the head kick by Mann.
Mann scores with a nice head shot.

Mann has Black up against the cage in a clinch.
Black is looking to control Mann's arms but Mann gets an underhook and turns him. Now Black has his back to the cage.
Mann has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Black looking to stall.
Mann tries a body shot but Black blocks it.
Mann lands with a short shot to the head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black lands an uppercut.
Mann fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Mann misses with a punch on the inside.
Black working hard to break the clinch.
Mann lands with a short shot to the head.

Mann escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Black takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Mann connects with a body shot.
The step up in weight doesn't seem to be a problem for Mann. He's performing admirably here against the bigger man.
Black shoots in with a takedown attempt and he has Mann pinned against the cage. Mann gets the underhooks and manages to circle away.
Jab, jab by Mann - just one landing.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Black connects with a single shot there.
Black tries to score a power double leg takedown but Mann sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Black somewhat.

Black tries to keep at a distance but Mann has taken the fight into the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Mann lands a right hand that snaps the head of Black backwards.
Black trying to stall but Mann improves his position.
Black is trying to stall.
Both guys are working to get underhooks.
Maybe Black would be better served going for some more strikes rather than trying to control so much.
Mann lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Black backwards.
Mann makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
Mann misses with the head strike.
Black is trying to maintain a safe position but Mann gets an underhook and turns Black into the cage.
Good body shot from Mann.
Mann swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Mann tries to throw a body punch but Black avoids it by throwing Mann back against the cage.

Mann breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Mann thuds his shin into the meat of Black's side.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Mann closes the distance and pushes Black back into the cage.
Mann lands with a short head shot on the inside.

Matt Black's cut is getting worse.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Mann creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
With the fighters clinched against the cage, Mann creates a bit of distance for himself and scores with a nice uppercut.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Mann lands a shoulder strike.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Black.
Mann makes some space for himself and lands an uppercut.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Black.
Buse Mann seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Black working hard to break the clinch.
Black tries to break free but Mann pushes him back against the cage.
Black is stalling here.
Black is trying to maintain a safe position but Mann gets an underhook and turns Black into the cage.
Black is trying to pull guard but Mann has him pressed against the cage.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Buse Mann showed his class in that round. I'd imagine he'll take it on all the scorecards.
The cut man is working on Matt Black's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Mann cracks Black with a nasty uppercut that draws ooohs from the crowd and sends Black tumbling backwards onto the mat. He tries to recover but Mann pounces and lands a hail of unanswered strikes that forces the referee to step in to end the fight! Black is not happy but he gave the referee no choice!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:05 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Buse Mann!
After the fight, Buse Mann 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: AEW 17     
Date:   Jul 20, 2019

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black (ranked 1665 p4p, 200 weight class) and Lopeared Galute (ranked 1272 p4p, 166 weight class). Black's entrance music is Manu Chao - Mr. Bobby. A fine choice. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

192 cm
39
275 lbs
29 - 17 - 1
197 cm
29
280 lbs
11 - 5 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Very strong
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Granite chin

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Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 17 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Lopeared Galute!
The judges for this bout are Paul Aken, Wagner Zegers and Daniel Blasius.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Galute closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Galute lands in his opponent's guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Black looking to control.
Galute controlling from the top position.
Galute looking to sit in guard and control but Black gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Black cracks Galute with a solid left hand.
Black won't allow Galute to sweep him here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Black avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Galute wants to sweep but no luck.
Black lands a nice shot whilst sitting in his opponent's guard.
Black 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.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black distracts Galute with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Black trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Galute is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Galute wants to get back to his feet but Black is in a dominant position and won't allow it.
Black postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Galute keeping full guard, as Black tries to pass.

Galute is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Black throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Galute works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Black throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Galute is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Black missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Black wants to pass the guard but Galute is keeping the position.
Galute avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Black postures up in Galute's guard and throws a big left but Galute blocks it.
Black throwing strikes from guard but Galute blocks nicely.
Black postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Black keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Galute's head.
Black throwing strikes from guard but Galute blocks nicely.
Galute is looking to stand up but Black isn't so interested in that idea.
Black trying to control but Galute is working from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Galute working for submissions but it's allowed Black to get to half guard.
Black throwing shots but Galute is blocking nicely.
Black lands strikes from half guard.
Black wants to control but Galute is keeping him busy.
Galute is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.

Galute looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Galute is looking to escape.
Galute trying to hold on to Black's head to control him but Black postures up.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Black takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
Black thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Galute tries to roll over but Black keeps him under control.
Galute trying to control but Black postures up.
Black seems very keen to just sit and control from half guard but Galute does not like that idea so much and is remaining active off his back.
Black drops an elbow to the side of Galute's head.
Black is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.

Galute pushes Black off and gets back to his feet.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Galute moves into the clinch.
Galute with a knee to the head.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Galute dives in and scores a takedown into Black's guard.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Galute preventing the sweep.
Galute trying to control but Black is working from the bottom.
Black working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Galute.
Black looking for a sweep. Not yet Black, not yet.
Matt Black overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.

Black is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Galute is aware though and is defending well.
Black can't do much from the bottom at the moment, as Galute controls the pace.
Black is trying to keep Galute in close.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Galute forces his way into half guard.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black gets full guard.
Black trying to control the position.

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

Black trying to control the position from guard on top but Galute is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Black is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Galute is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Black is aware though and is defending well.
Galute is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Black throwing strikes but missing.
Galute wants to sweep but no luck.
Black working some ground and pound from guard but it's not doing any damage.

Galute is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Black is aware though and is defending well.
Black chips away with some ground and pound.
Black working some strikes from top position.

Galute has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Black can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Black throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Black distracts Galute with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Black landing with the ground and pound.
Black postures up and lands a big shot to Galute's brow.
Galute looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Galute not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.

Galute looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Black passes into half guard.

Black wants to work for an arm triangle but Galute is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Black works his foot free and advances to mount.
Black in mount throwing good strikes here, bouncing his opponent's head off the canvas.
Black connects with a couple of good shots from mount.

Black goes for an armbar but he's not got it… Galute turns into him and now he's in Black's guard.
Black keeping moving, preventing Galute from controlling successfully.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Galute showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Matt Black dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Matt Black's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


A combination from Galute does no damage.
Galute ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Black moves away.
Galute takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Galute stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Galute wants it to stay on the feet.
Galute cracks Black with an open hand slap.
Galute scores with a decent looking hook.
Black has been working on his balance at Brotherhood MMA, so perhaps that has help him stuff some of the takedown attempts by Galute.
Galute uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Black.
Lopeared Galute is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Galute cracks Black with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.

Matt Black's cut is getting worse.
Black takes a swing at Galute's ribcage but misses.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Galute is looking to take this fight into the clinch.
Galute moves in looking to clinch but Black pushes him off.
Black slips under a jab from Galute.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Galute tries to clinch but fails miserably

and Black counters with a nice double leg into side control. Galute won't be happy with that.

Galute explodes and escapes back to his feet! Nice escape there!
A head kick misses from Galute.
Black blocks a jab.
Black misses with a wild body shot.
Galute throws a big shot that misses.
Black appears to be looking for a counter takedown.
Galute wants to clinch
and Galute takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Black showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Galute.
The fighters circling - Black throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
The fighters circling - Black throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
A telegraphed right hand from Black misses the target.
Lopeared Galute has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Galute keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Lopeared Galute seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Galute punishes Black's body with a nice straight punch.
Galute throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Black drops down looking for a counter takedown but Galute sprawls and moves away.
Galute throws the left hand but Black avoids the punch easily.
Black attempts a counter takedown but Galute avoids it well and moves away.
Lopeared Galute seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A big left from Black misses.
Black blocks a jab.
Black walks into a stiff left hand from Galute.
Galute closes the distance but Black moves to the side

so Black counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Black loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Black landing some decent shots from guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Black looking to sit in guard and control but Galute gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Black wants to sweep here but Galute controlling him for the moment.
Galute trying to control the position from guard on top but Black is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Matt Black is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Black is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Galute throwing strikes but missing.
Black keeping full guard, as Galute tries to pass.

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.
Black keeping moving, preventing Galute from controlling successfully.
Black preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.
Galute tries to free his leg and advance position but Black is retaining full guard.
Galute stopping the sweep attempt from Black.
Black wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Galute throws a big elbow that misses.
Galute being controlled here momentarily.
Galute with a flurry of punches that miss.

And that's the end of the fight!
Lopeared Galute comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Black 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 Paul Aken scores the fight 29:28
Judge Wagner Zegers scores the fight 29:28
Judge Daniel Blasius scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Matt Black!

A victorious Matt Black thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Event: AEW 11     
Date:   Jun 29, 2019

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black (ranked 1246 p4p, 147 weight class) and Eddie Gelfen (ranked 1522 p4p, 172 weight class). Black kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Manu Chao - Mr. Bobby. Eddie Gelfen 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!

192 cm
39
275 lbs
29 - 16 - 1
195 cm
28
275 lbs
19 - 15 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Very quick
Excellent grappler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 16 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Eddie Gelfen!
The judges for this bout are Aafke Stam, Saam Ante and Paul Aken.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Donk. Black catches Gelfen right on the button with a cross.
Gelfen jabs at Black's body.
Gelfen lands a head shot.
A good leg kick by Gelfen.
Gelfen listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Gelfen scores with a jab to the body.
Black takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Gelfen thows a leg kick but Black checks it
and Black counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Gelfen misses with a straight left.
Gelfen moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Gelfen scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.

Gelfen forces Black back against the cage and clinches.

Black pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Gelfen turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Black throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Black blocks a jab.

Gelfen moves into range and clinches up with Black.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Gelfen working aggressively here.
Gelfen missing with knees to the body.
Black stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.
Black is trying to pull guard but being pressed up against the cage enables Gelfen to keep the fight standing.
Gelfen misses with a hook from the clinch.
Black leaning against his opponent.
Gelfen is stalling here.
Gelfen trying to land knees to the body.
A bit of stalling here from Gelfen.

Gelfen turns his back and goes for a hip toss. It's a bit messy but it gets the job done and Gelfen manages to end up in side control.
Black is looking for a sweep.

Gelfen has had enough of the ground for now and decides to stand.
Black throws out a token jab with nothing on it.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Black takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Gelfen feints with a shoulder and throws a nice leg kick to Black's calf.
Gelfen takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Black uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Gelfen.
Black was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Gelfen lands with a thumping leg kick.
Gelfen feints and then cracks Black's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Black down.
Black stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Gelfen.
A left lands for Gelfen.
Gelfen takes a jab right on the kisser.
Gelfen scoring well with a low kick there.
Gelfen throws a hook but Black blocks it.
Black moves out of range of the strikes.
Black scores with a hook.
Black fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Gelfen moves into the clinch.
A head punch on the inside from Gelfen fails to land.
Black stalls.
Gelfen lands with a light punch inside.
Black slowing the pace effectively.
Gelfen is clearly stalling here... Pick up the pace son.
Gelfen lands a hook that snaps the head of Black backwards.
Gelfen lands a nice uppercut.
A shot in the inside from Gelfen.
Black slowing the pace effectively.

Gelfen gets the body lock takedown. After a quick scramble, Black regains guard.
Black seems to have improved his submission grappling technique since last time we saw him. Let's see if he can pull off a submission.
Gelfen wants to control from the top but Black keeps moving.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Black is trying to control the position from the bottom.
Gelfen stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Black swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Black looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Gelfen controlling from the guard. I say controlling but really, he's stalling.
Gelfen wants to get up but he can't break Black's closed guard. He needs to be careful trying to break the legs open, as he's open to submissions here.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Eddie Gelfen dominated that round.
The cut man is working on Matt Black's cut.
That's time! Back to the action!


Gelfen slips under a jab.
A nice inside leg kick there by Gelfen. That's going to slow Black down.
Gelfen misses with a hook. Black ducked under it nicely.
Gelfen misses the body punch
and Black counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Gelfen fakes a couple of low kicks, before throwing one on the third attempt. It connects and Black has to reset his feet before getting ready to engage.

Gelfen closes the distance and clinches.
Black wants to stall.
Gelfen will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Black up against the cage.
Gelfen tries a body shot but Black blocks it.
Gelfen has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Black is looking to control Gelfen's arms but Gelfen gets an underhook and turns him. Now Black has his back to the cage.
Gelfen stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.

Black pulls Gelfen into guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Gelfen is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Gelfen tries to free his leg and advance position but Black is retaining full guard.
Black is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Black stalling away here and it's allowed Gelfen to slip out his trapped foot and regain full guard.

Gelfen throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
Black won't allow Gelfen to sweep him here.
Gelfen working a defensive guard here.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Black trying to control the position from guard on top but Gelfen is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Gelfen controls Black momentarily but Black frees himself.
Black trying to control but Gelfen is working from the bottom.
Gelfen working a defensive guard here.
Black working some strikes from top position.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Black preventing the sweep.
Gelfen utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Black with a flurry of punches that miss.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Black accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Black postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.

Black got a little sloppy there for a moment and Gelfen has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Black has managed to get both his arms back between Gelfen's legs - danger averted.
Black throws a big right hand that misses.
Black landing some decent shots from guard.
Eddie Gelfen has got the better of the ground game so far.
Black throwing shots from guard but he's hitting more mat than opponent.
Black is just sitting in guard, looking to avoid any submissions.
Black trying to control the position from guard on top but Gelfen is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are getting on the fighters' backs, as the pace has dropped off in the last minute or so.
Black 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.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Gelfen.
Black takes a push kick to the midsection and stumbles backwards.
Gelfen throws an overhand right that lands on Black's shoulder, as Black tries to avoid the shot.
Black appears to be looking for a big counter.
Black looks to throw the jab but Gelfen is out of range.
Gelfen throws a low kick but his opponent is out of range.
Black walks into a jab.
Gelfen tries to clinch up.
A big right from Gelfen misses.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Gelfen throws a leg kick which misses Black's front leg but catches the back leg as Black tries to avoid it.
Gelfen lands a leg kick and bounces back out of range.
Donk. Gelfen catches Black right on the button with a cross.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Black misses with an uppercut.
Gelfen connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Black steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Gelfen.
A combination from Gelfen does no damage.
Black is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Black throws out a loose jab but Gelfen uses good head movement to avoid it.
Gelfen displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.
Black scores with a jab to the head.
Gelfen misses with a head kick.
Black appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Gelfen walks into a straight right hand from Black.
Gelfen fakes with the hands and throws a leg kick but Black is out of range.
Gelfen buckles his opponent's knee momentarily with a nice leg kick.
Eddie Gelfen seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Gelfen wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gelfen looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.
Black misses with a body shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Gelfen connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Black scrambles back to his feet.

Matt Black's cut is getting worse.
Black throws a lazy right hand but Gelfen sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.

Gelfen has closed the distance and engaged Black in a clinch.

Gelfen breaks from the clinch.
Black needs to keep his hands up - Gelfen had a free shot at his head there.
Oooooooooooh, not good. A low kick from Gelfen 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 Black has 5 minutes to recover. He's OK now though... a thumbs up from Black and we're back underway with a touch of gloves.
Black tries to counter with a takedown but Gelfen is quick to defend against it.
Eddie Gelfen is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Gelfen lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Black is hobbling a little on that front leg after taking quite a few leg kicks so far in this fight.
Gelfen scoring well with a low kick there.
Gelfen throws a right and a left that Black avoids nicely.
Black connects nicely with a jab. Noted by the judges no doubt.
Gelfen defending well as Black loads up on a big left hand.
Black tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Gelfen was well out of range. Poor timing from Black.
Gelfen scores with a jab to the head.

Matt Black's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Black is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Gelfen.
Matt Black has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A low kick from Gelfen is predictable there
and Black counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
Gelfen lands a jab to the head.

Black is rocked!
Black glances at the clock... BAM! Gelfen nails him with a big right hand! A momentary lapse in concentration sends Black crashing to the mat! The referee steps in and this one is over! Damn, Black is out of it, he thinks the ref is his opponent!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:16 of round 3, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Eddie Gelfen!
Eddie Gelfen decided to go for the less than humble approach in his post fight interview, telling everyone how he is going to conquer the world. The crowd seemed to like it when really that sort of approach could have gone either way.
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RATING
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Event: AEW 5     
Date:   Jun 08, 2019

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black (ranked 793 p4p, 105 weight class) and Lopeared Galute (ranked 2077 p4p, 221 weight class). Black comes to the cage accompanied by Manu Chao - Mr. Bobby. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

192 cm
38
275 lbs
29 - 15 - 1
197 cm
29
280 lbs
10 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Very quick
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Granite chin

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Ma Balls Is Hot Clothing



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 29 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Sydney, Lopeared Galute!
The judges for this bout are Wagner Zegers, Paul Aken and Aafke Stam.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Galute displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Black throws out the jab.
Galute uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Black.
A decent looking cross lands there for Galute.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Black swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Galute throws a lazy right hand but Black sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
A slow jab from Black misses its intended target.
Galute throws an overhand right that lands on Black's shoulder, as Black tries to avoid the shot.
Black changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.
A jab from Galute does it's job there.
Galute missing with a left hand there. Black was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
A punch combination from Galute misses.
Galute displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Black throws out the jab.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Black lands a jab to the head.
Black misses with a looping right.
Galute wants to counter the offense by Black and move into the clinch position.
Black looks to score with a jab to the body but Galute is just out of range.
Galute looks to score with a jab to the body but Black is just out of range.
Black ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Galute moves away.
Galute misses with a hook to the body
and Black counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black misses with an uppercut.
Black sizes up Galute with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Galute swings for the body but Black moves out of range.
Black uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Black gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Black misses the shot to the body.
Black punishes Galute's body with a nice straight punch.
Galute fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.

Galute moves into the clinch.
Black tries to pull guard but Galute forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
Galute working aggressively here.
A head punch on the inside from Galute fails to land.
Galute can't find room to land a body shot as Black controls the action.

Galute escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Galute missing with a left hand there. Black was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Galute with a jab.

Matt Black's cut is getting worse.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Galute connects with a single shot there.
Galute fakes a right and follows up with a big left that drops Black to one knee - oooooh, he's wobbly! Black looks to clinch but Galute throws him off and pummels him into the canvas! Black taps out under the strikes! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:15 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Strikes). Lopeared Galute!
Lopeared Galute decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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Event: Peak - 7     
Date:   Apr 20, 2019

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black (ranked 913 p4p, 38 weight class) and Brandon Hale (ranked 2183 p4p, 102 weight class). Black comes to the cage accompanied by Manu Chao - Mr. Bobby. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

192 cm
38
275 lbs
28 - 15 - 1
174 cm
45
315 lbs
46 - 24 - 2
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Very quick
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 15 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 46 wins, 24 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of London, Brandon Hale!
The judges for this bout are Radbod Blank, Paul Aken and Daniel Blasius.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Black jabs Hale to the body, keeping him at a distance.
The fighters circle momentarily. Black darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Hale shoots in for a double leg but Black sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Jab from Black.
Hale 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.
Hale throws a jab when Black was well out of range.
Hale takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Black lands a slapping body shot.
Black throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Hale stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Black avoids a punch combination nicely.
Hale gets his head snapped back by a nice shot there.
Black connects with the punch.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Black shoots for a takedown but Hale saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Black with a hook.
Matt Black seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Hale pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Black lands a head shot.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black is looking to clinch.
Black has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Official UFC Performance Institute Training Center in the buildup to the fight.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Black checks a leg kick.
Hale falls off balance throwing a combination
and Black cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Hale misses with a looping right.
Hale swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Hale throws a head kick that misses.
Hale takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Hale walks into a jab.
Black dodges the punch combination from Hale.
Hale takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Hale connects with a nice looking jab.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Black scores with a jab to the jaw.
Black lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Black wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Hale takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Black shoots in for a takedown. He's persisting with it as Hale sprawls well. Hale wins this battle and keeps the fight standing. Black gets slowly back to his feet.
Hale avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Black swings for the body but Hale moves out of range.
Hale will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Hale takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Black avoids the head kick by Hale.
It looked like Black was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Hale.
Black listening to his corner there, landing a nice uppercut.
Black swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Hale.
A decent looking cross lands there for Black.
Hale connects with a leg kick. Black looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Black takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Black throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Hale on the side of the head.
Black is using his reach advantage well here, landing the more effective single shots from range.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice shot lands for Black.
Hale throws a right hand that Black ducks under and follows up with a left that Black also avoids with ease.
An inside leg kick lands from Hale.
A jab from Black does it's job there.
Black throws the left hand but Hale avoids the punch easily.
Black connects with a body shot that sends Hale's belly button to the back.
Black scores with a nice right hand.
Hale fails to land with a series of punches.
Black tries to counter by moving into the clinch but Hale manages to circle out of the way.
Hale throws an off balance right hand
and Black counters with a lovely straight right hand!

Black darts in and clinches Hale up against the cage.
Black struggles to land a body shot inside as Hale controls his hands.

Black escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Black moves into the clinch.

Black breaks the clinch.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheers as Black lands an impressive looking overhand right. Hale doesn't seem phased though.
The sound of bone on bone echoes around the arena as Black checks a leg kick.
Hale tries to clinch up but Black circles away and keeps his distance.
Black connects with a jab.
Black takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Black connects with a body shot that sends Hale's belly button to the back.
Black is using his height advantage well here, landing a good percentage of his punches.

Black closes the distance and pushes Hale back into the cage.
A nice right hand lands inside from Black.

Hale breaks from the clinch.
Black throws a combination. Hale tries to block but a couple of punches get through.
Black misses with a few strikes there.
Hale lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.

Black is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Hale's half guard.
Black prevents Hale from standing back up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Hale throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A little feinted left hand from Black on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
Hale rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
and Hale takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Hale throws a head kick that misses
and Black counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Black moves out of range of the strikes.
Hale throws a jab but it's blocked by Black.
Black lands a really nice looking cross but Hale seems unphased.
Hale stuns Black with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Black dodges the punch combination from Hale.
Black is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Hale can do to turn this around?
Black bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Hale's head.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Black throws a body shot but no joy.
Black keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Black scores with a shot to the body.
Hale misses with a series of wild punches.
Hale is breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black with a jab.
Black works Hale's body with a nice hook.
Hale has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Black uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Black connects with a body shot.
Black lands a lovely overhand right.
Black changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Black fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Hale throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Black counters with a left to the body.
Black with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Black works his jab well there, keeping his opponent at a distance.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Black connects with the punch.

Black forces Hale back against the cage and clinches.

Black escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Brandon Hale is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Hale takes a body punch but keeps moving.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice body punch from Black.
Black lands a really nice looking cross but Hale seems unphased.
Black fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Black scores with a nice right hand.
Black 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.

Black looking to shoot here. He's gone for it and he's landed a takedown into side control! Oh, that's bad for Hale!

Black is trying to get an arm triangle but Hale is defending well.
Hale is pushing Black's head away, looking to escape. Black manages to hold on to the position though.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Black wants to control but Hale is keeping him busy.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Black tries for an arm triangle. That looks pretty tight to me. Is this one over!?! Possibly, maybe, no Black has let go of the choke. Obviously it wasn't as tight as we thought!
Black will need to keep those long limbs tucked in whilst he's on the ground, to prevent any submissions.
Hale is trying to escape and get back to his feet.
Black controls the position.
Black wants to control but Hale is keeping him busy.

Black is trying to get an arm triangle but Hale is defending well.
Black working the strikes but Hale uses the opportunity to regain half guard.

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.
Black content to sit in half guard and control for a moment.
Hale tries to kick Black off but Black keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.
Black takes advantage of the dominant position to land a couple of big hammer fists.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Black lands a nice short elbow.
Black works his way into side control.
Black is putting a hurting on Hale here, landing some big shots from side control.
Check out the look on Black's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!

Black is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, Hale has escaped the position, nice work there.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Matt Black dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Matt Black's cut.
The fighters' corners scream their final instructions, as the referee calls time. Here we go, back to the action! The crowd applaud as we get ready to start the final round!


Hale misses with a jab, cross combination.
Black swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Black connects with a body shot.

Hale clinches up with Black and pushes him back against the cage.

Hale breaks the clinch.
Hale ducks right into an uppercut from Black.
A big left from Hale misses.
Hale tries to move into range but Black moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
Black lands a nice hook to Hale's body. Hale takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Nice uppercut lands for Black. That snapped Hale's head back.
Black fails in his attempt to clinch.
Hale drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Black cracks Hale with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Hale takes one to the side of the head.
Hale fails with a takedown attempt.
Hale takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nice body punch from Black.
Hale takes one to the chin there.
A looping hook to the body misses from Black. Hale does a little dance to reset his feet.
Hale takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Black scores with a straight right hand, right through his opponent's guard.
Black's jab looks to have found its range, popping Hale under the eye.
Black lands a nice hook to Hale's body. Hale takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Matt Black is winning the standup battle so far.
Hale takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Black tests Hale's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Black getting the better of the striking in that exchange.
Black lands a nice shot that snaps Hale's head back.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hale tries a head kick but it misses.
Hale walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.

Hale is rocked!

Black forces Hale back against the cage and clinches.
Black taking a breather.

Black breaks the clinch.
Brandon Hale has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Hale misses with a double jab.
Black thuds his right hand into Hale's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.

Black shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Black stalling.
Black passes the half guard and he's now in mount! Big trouble for Hale!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hale is not a happy chappy… he wants out of there.
Matt Black is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Black content just to control the position here.

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.
Black's ground tactics aren't going to win him many fans. Let's hope he's got fireworks for us if he gets back to his feet because he's not doing much on the ground.
Hale trying desperately to get to his feet.

And that's the end of the fight!
Matt Black showed his dominance in that final round.
Well Black 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 Radbod Blank scores the fight 30:27
Judge Paul Aken scores the fight 30:27
Judge Daniel Blasius scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Matt Black!

Matt Black seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: OFC 391: Isolation     
Date:   Nov 28, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black (ranked 422 p4p, 51 weight class) and Kenuichio Harada (ranked 703 p4p, 87 weight class). Black comes into the arena with Manu Chao - Mr. Bobby blaring out of the sound system. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

192 cm
36
275 lbs
28 - 14 - 1
199 cm
35
250 lbs
23 - 14 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Very quick
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 14 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Kenuichio Harada!
The judges for this bout are Elvis Blanc, Alec Ball and Ian Loll.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Black throws a big shot that misses.
Black uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Harada has time to react.
Harada throws a head kick that connects with a bit of head and a bit of hand.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Black has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Talu's Boxing Club in the buildup to the fight.
Black is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Harada.
Harada thinks about the counter body kick.
Black swings widly with a right hand
and Harada counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Black tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Harada was well out of range. Poor timing from Black.
Black looks to throw the jab but Harada is out of range.
Black lands a slapping body shot.
Good shot there by Black.
Black throws a lazy right hand but Harada sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Harada tries to move into range but Black moves to the side and lands with a nice right hand.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Black scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Black throws a jab but it's blocked by Harada.
Harada throws a front kick that sends Black stumbling back into the cage.
Harada throws a head kick but Black moves out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black throws a jab when Harada was well out of range.
Black sets himself, and Harada steps forward looking for the clinch! Black avoids it this time.
Harada loads up on a big right hand but Black slips the punch.
Black feinted with a counter takedown.
Black thows a left - swing and a miss!
Kenuichio Harada seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

Black has closed the distance and engaged Harada in a clinch.
Harada misses with a punch to the body.
A hook to the body from Harada.
Black blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Harada digs a right hand underneath Black's ribcage. Black let out a lung full of air as it connected.
Harada tries a body shot but Black blocks it.
Black jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Harada walks away with a smile on his face. Black gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Harada steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Black.
Harada scores with the left hand. Black knows he should have avoided that one.
Black misses the jab.
Harada circles and sees the opportunity to plant his feet and throw a really nice straight left hand that drops Black to the canvas! Black doesn't know where he is but he's trying to survive - Harada keeps piling on the pressure and forces the referee to step in! This one is aaaaaall over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:53 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Kenuichio Harada!
Our winner, Kenuichio Harada, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: OFC 383: Black vs Hauser     
Date:   Oct 17, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black (ranked 194 p4p, 21 weight class) and Conrad Hauser (ranked 439 p4p, 44 weight class). Black comes to the cage accompanied by Manu Chao - Mr. Bobby. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

192 cm
36
275 lbs
28 - 13 - 1
198 cm
37
257 lbs
14 - 7 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Riner Clothing and Laundry (85%)

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the vacant heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the fighter to my left.
With a record of 28 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right.
With a record of 14 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Conrad Hauser!
The judges for this bout are Alec Ball, Yves DeLean and Elvis Blanc.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Black lands a glancing blow to the side of Hauser's head.

It looks like Conrad Hauser has been cut.
Black throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Hauser makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Black swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Hauser rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Black moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Hauser keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Black.
Black takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Black lands a lovely overhand right.
Black throws a lazy uppercut
letting Hauser counter with a right hand.
Black waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Hauser.
Black takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Hauser dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Black. That did some damage!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Black feints and as Hauser raises his hands in defense, Black changes levels and drives through with a takedown into guard.
Black is looking to advance position but Hauser has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!


Hauser working for a submission but Black is keeping him at bay.
Black tries to hold on but Hauser postures up.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Hauser controlling from mount.
Black can't escape the position.
Hauser wants to stand but Black is holding on to him, trying to stop him posturing up.
Hauser controlling the pace for now.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Hauser has hold of Black's left arm, perhaps looking for a submission. The two fighters tussle over control of the isolated limb and Black manages to get his arm back to his side and away from danger.
Black is looking to get to half guard.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Black is working hard here to advance position.
Black manages to regain half guard. Good work.
Hauser wants to control but Black is keeping him busy.
Hauser is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Black regains half guard.

Hauser is working for a submission of some sort.

Black actively working from the bottom here.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hauser trying to pass the guard but Black defending well.
Hauser moves into full mount! Black won't be happy about that!
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hauser is trying to stand up but he's being controlled by his opponent.

Hauser looks like he's working for a submission but he's not found anything just yet.
Hauser avoids the attempt from Black to control.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hauser looking to control but Black is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Black tries to lock up and control but Hauser gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Hauser controlling the position easily from mount.
Black is in a tricky position but he's been working on his transitions down at Talu's Boxing Club, so we'll see if he gets out of it.
Hauser wants to control the action but instead Black gets a body lock and reverses into Hauser's guard! Nice work!
Hauser looking to hit a scissor sweep but Black is one step ahead there.
Hauser trying to keep a closed guard but Black is proving a slippery customer.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Conrad Hauser dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action!


A slow jab from Hauser misses its intended target.
Hauser turns his hip over beautifully as he lands a nice leg kick.
Conrad Hauser seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Black waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Hauser.
Black thows a left - swing and a miss!
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Hauser! But no joy.
Hauser misses with a kick to the body.
Hauser shuffles to his left behind two crisp jabs. Black eats them both and turns towards Hauser to reposition himself and eats a stinging right hand-left hook combo.
Black lands with a shot to the body.
Black throws a body shot but no joy.
Black throws a right hand that misses
and Hauser counters with a nice uppercut.
Black is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Hauser.
Hauser bobs and weaves well there to avoid the strikes.
Conrad Hauser seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Black throws a hook to the side of Hauser's head but Hauser sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Hauser has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
A punch combination from Hauser misses.
Black takes a step back and watches a body kick go sailing past his mid section.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Black throws a shot from downtown. Hauser moves away and avoids it.
Hauser looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Black misses with a hook. Hauser ducked under it nicely.

That's one minute gone in the round.
A slow jab from Black misses its intended target.
Hauser jabs Black right on the nose. Black blinks but takes it well.

Matt Black's cut is getting worse.
Hauser jabs Black to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Hauser jabs Black to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Black misses the shot to the body.
Hauser misses with a body shot.
Black swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Black checks a low kick. Bone on bone - not my idea of a good time.
Hauser throws a series of punches but Black avoids them all with ease.
Black throws the left hand but Hauser avoids the punch easily.
Hauser ducks under a wild hook from Black.
Black throws the left hand but Hauser avoids the punch easily.
Hauser scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
Hauser moves into range and connects with a jab.

Black is rocked!

Matt Black's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
Hauser ducks down and throws a big overhand right - it lands flush on the jaw, knocking Black out cold! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:56 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Conrad Hauser!
Conrad Hauser is the new heavyweight champion!
Conrad Hauser seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: OFC 377: Kamikaze     
Date:   Sep 19, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black (ranked 296 p4p, 33 weight class) and William King (ranked 496 p4p, 57 weight class). Black comes into the arena with Manu Chao - Mr. Bobby blaring out of the sound system. King has chosen Summer Sixteen By: Drake as his entrance music. This should be fireworks!

192 cm
35
275 lbs
27 - 13 - 1
190 cm
38
265 lbs
39 - 20 - 3
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

Riner Clothing and Laundry (85%)

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 39 wins, 20 losses and 3 draws, fighting out of Montreal, William King!
The judges for this bout are Dillan Fox, Robert Douchet and Alec Ball.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Black ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Black throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
William King seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
A slow jab from Black misses its intended target.
Black throws a shot from downtown. King moves away and avoids it.
King connects with an inside leg kick.
King walks into a jab.
Black takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Black shoots in for a takedown. "I don't think so" says King as he avoids it easily.
King throws out a counter right but Black avoids it with no problem.
King throws a head kick that misses.
King slips under a jab.
King swings away with a body shot that misses
letting Black counter with a right hand.

It looks like William King has been cut.
Black lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Black missing with a left hand there. King was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
King throws a nice outside leg kick.
Black looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Black throws a hook but King blocks it.
King showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Black.
Black misses with a looping left.

That's one minute gone in the round.
King uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Black.
A big right from Black misses.
King pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Black changes levels looking for a counter takedown but doesn't commit.

Black throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. King was covering up waiting for the punch and Black finishes the takedown easily into guard.
King can't keep his opponent in guard - Black advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Black throwing shots but King is blocking nicely.
Black is trying to control the action in half guard but King is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

Black is sneakily working for an arm triangle but King sees it coming and defends easily.
Black is keen to just control but King is a slippery customer.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Black in half guard on the top. He's looking for a kimura... He's got it locked and he's managed to free his trapped foot. King tries to escape but it's on too tight and he has to tap! Great BJJ skills there from Black!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:20 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Matt Black!
An out of breath Matt Black 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: OFC 373: Montezuma vs Black     
Date:   Aug 29, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Quetzal Montezuma (ranked 57 p4p, 4 weight class) and Matt Black (ranked 177 p4p, 17 weight class). Montezuma comes to the cage accompanied by The Mayan Predator. Black has chosen Manu Chao - Mr. Bobby as his entrance music. Both fighter's entrance songs getting the crowd jumping here.

193 cm
31
255 lbs
18 - 9 - 0
192 cm
35
275 lbs
27 - 12 - 1
Great wrestler
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 9 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Quetzal Montezuma!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 27 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Matt Black!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, William Peck and Trevor Gratis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Black comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Matt Black seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Black connects with a nice looking jab.
Black lands with an overhand left.
Black misses with a hook.
Montezuma throws a push kick but Black slaps the foot to one side.
Donk. Black catches Montezuma right on the button with a cross.
Black throws an off balance right hand
and Montezuma counters with a solid body kick.
Montezuma misses with a body kick.
Black connects with a looping right hand.
A solid leg kick lands there for Montezuma.
Nice defenses there by Montezuma.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Montezuma ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Black moves away.
Black misses with a body shot
and Montezuma connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black fails in his attempt to clinch.
Montezuma was looking to counter that last move with a shot to the body but he didn't commit.
Black closes the distance but Montezuma moves to the side
enabling Montezuma to counter with a crisp jab.
Black 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.
Nice defenses there by Montezuma.
Montezuma throws a quick head kick that skims the top of Black's head.
Black swings and misses with a shot to the body
letting Montezuma counter with a right hand.
Montezuma misses with a kick to the body.
Montezuma walks into a left hand.
Black throws a shot from downtown. Montezuma moves away and avoids it.
Black jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
A slow jab from Black misses its intended target.
Black misses with a lunging right hand
and Montezuma counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Black misses with a hook.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Black misses with an uppercut.
Black throws a shot from downtown. Montezuma moves away and avoids it.
Montezuma smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.

That has opened up Matt Black's cut even more.
Montezuma is looking light on his feet compared to last time was saw him fight.
Black throws a right hand that Montezuma ducks under and follows up with a left that Montezuma also avoids with ease.
Black might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Black swings widly with a right hand
and Montezuma counters with a right hand to the body.
Montezuma scores with a jab. Black acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Black misses with a hook to the body
and Montezuma finishes the little exchange by landing a big kick to the body.
Black looks winded!
Montezuma looking to take his opponent's legs away with the low kicks.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Black gets a takedown into half guard.
Black wants to take a breather but Montezuma is having none of it.
Black not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Black prevents Montezuma from improving his position.

Black is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Montezuma controlling the position for now.
Black wants to pass to mount but Montezuma is defending the position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Black is just content to waste time from the top position. Montezuma takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.
Montezuma managing to control the position.

Black drops back for a leg but he's not going to get it - he lets go and Montezuma dives on top into guard.

Black being controlled here, momentarily.
Montezuma has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Black utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Quetzal Montezuma will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Matt Black's cut.
Well, the break between rounds is over. Let's get back to the scrappin!


Thud! ouch! good body kick from Montezuma - that will leave a mark!
Black thows a left - swing and a miss!
Black throws a sloppy body shot
enabling Montezuma to counter with a crisp jab.
Montezuma scores with a sloppy right hand. Black should have avoided that one.
Montezuma cracks Black with a nasty uppercut that draws ooohs from the crowd and sends Black tumbling backwards onto the mat. He tries to recover but Montezuma pounces and lands a hail of unanswered strikes that forces the referee to step in to end the fight! Black is not happy but he gave the referee no choice!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:27 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Quetzal Montezuma!
Quetzal Montezuma retains his heavyweight title!
A victorious Quetzal Montezuma thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Event: PSE 4     
Date:   Aug 11, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black (ranked 531 p4p, 59 weight class) and Pierre St. Georges (ranked 143 p4p, 13 weight class). Black comes to the cage accompanied by Manu Chao - Mr. Bobby. St. Georges comes into a darkened arena with his song building. Jiu Jitsu kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

192 cm
35
275 lbs
26 - 12 - 1
193 cm
29
265 lbs
16 - 6 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

Riner Clothing and Laundry (85%)

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 26 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 6 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Pierre St. Georges!
The judges for this bout are Jeff Smith, Josh West and Paul Gruel.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Black is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by St. Georges.
St. Georges misses the shot to the body.
St. Georges looks to land a left hand but Black moved out of range nicely.
Black fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Black misses with a hook. St. Georges ducked under it nicely.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from St. Georges! But no joy.
Black has been working on his boxing with his coaches at Talu's Boxing Club in the buildup to the fight.
A jab from Black misses.
St. Georges takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Nice body punch from Black.

Black shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Black showed some decent athleticism there.
St. Georges trying to control but Black postures up.
Black is taking a breather. St. Georges 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 one minute gone in the round.

Black is looking for a kimura but St. Georges is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Black to get the leverage.

Black is looking for a kimura but St. Georges is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Black to get the leverage.

Black is sneakily working for an arm triangle but St. Georges sees it coming and defends easily.

Black is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
Black is controlling the pace.
St. Georges trying to control here.
St. Georges is trying to stand.

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.
St. Georges is looking to improve his position.

Black is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
St. Georges wants to get back to full guard.

Black is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so St. Georges is just riding it out for now. Black eventually gives up the hold.
St. Georges looks like he's trying to stand up.
St. Georges is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Black's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Black's back!

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Black turns into St. Georges and is now in his guard.
St. Georges controlling the position.
St. Georges keeping moving, preventing Black from controlling successfully.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
St. Georges has Black pulled in close to control his posture.
Black looking to pass the guard.

Black 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.
St. Georges managing to control the position.
Black scores with a decent looking elbow strike.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Black thinks about going for a leg but decides against it, in order to maintain the position.
Black landing with the ground and pound.
Black postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
St. Georges is looking to stand back up but Black counters by passing into half guard. Oops... bit sloppy there by St. Georges.
Black keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
St. Georges on the receiving end of some nice ground and pound.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
St. Georges is looking to control Black's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can St. Georges avoid being mounted?
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Nice strikes from Black there.
Black missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Black prevents St. Georges from standing back up.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Matt Black 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.


Black throws a right hand that misses
and St. Georges cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Decent striking displayed by Black there.
Black scores with a crisp jab that stopped St. Georges in his tracks.
Black lands a jab to the nose.
Black is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that St. Georges can do to turn this around?
St. Georges lands a really nice looking cross but Black seems unphased.

Black waves his right hand out in front of him, looking to distract St. Georges. Oh, he's unloaded a beast of a left hand - it worked! He's dropped St. Georges to the canvas! Can he finish him!?

St. Georges is rocked!
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Black content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
St. Georges is still in real trouble! Can Black finish him?
St. Georges pulls Black in close to prevent any damage.
St. Georges seems to have recovered his senses.
Matt Black overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
St. Georges is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
St. Georges is doing well to control the posture of his opponent and prevent any damage.

Black drops back for a leg! It's a sloppy attempt though and Black jumps back into guard quickly, to retain the dominant position.
Black pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. St. Georges is keeping the position for now.
St. Georges controlling Black's posture.
Black makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.
St. Georges is pulling down on Black's head to control his posture.
St. Georges is continuing to stall.

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.
Black sitting in guard here, content to control.
St. Georges controlling Black's posture.
Black is working St. Georges over from the guard. He should look to pass the guard and do a little more damage with these strikes.
Black trying to control but St. Georges is working from the bottom.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as St. Georges holds on and takes a little breather.
Black slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.
St. Georges tries to bench press Black off him but Black keeps the position.

Black is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but St. Georges is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
St. Georges is sneaking out the side here. He's bucked Black off and has taken his back!
So, who will make the next big move? In this position it could be crucial.
St. Georges wants to control but Black is keeping busy.
Black trying to control the hands but St. Georges won't let him.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Black is trying to break free.
St. Georges is trying to stick to Black's back but Black is turning into St. Georges. He's managed to reverse the position - now he's in St. Georges's guard. Polite applause from the crowd in appreciation of some nice Jiu Jitsu by Black.
St. Georges wants to stand but Black is controlling the position.
St. Georges is adopting a defensive guard.
Black missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Black pushes down on St. Georges's leg and manages to get into half guard.

Black is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, St. Georges has managed to free his arm - good work.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Matt Black dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Matt Black's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. This is the final round!


St. Georges thows a left - swing and a miss!
St. Georges fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Black manages to avoid it.
Black throws a looping overhand right but St. Georges ducks down to avoid it.
Black smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Black dodges the punch combination from St. Georges.
Black moves in looking to clinch but St. Georges pushes him off.
St. Georges looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Black lands with an overhand left.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
St. Georges will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.

Black gets in close and instigates a clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
St. Georges working aggressively here.
A right handed body shot lands from St. Georges.
St. Georges misses with a body punch.
Black struggles to land a body shot inside as St. Georges controls his hands.
St. Georges lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
St. Georges misses with a shot to the kidneys.
St. Georges misses with the head strike.
St. Georges swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Black swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Black jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as St. Georges walks away with a smile on his face. Black gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
St. Georges misses with a two punch combination.
St. Georges moves out of range as Black strikes.
St. Georges now looks to counter with a shot at the body.
St. Georges uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Black.
Black slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
St. Georges takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Black takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Black misses the jab.
Black wants to clinch up but St. Georges keeps it at a distance.

Black fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. St. Georges sprawls well initially but Black persists and gets the takedown into half guard.

St. Georges pushes Black off and gets back to his feet.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
St. Georges takes one on the button.
St. Georges bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Black's head backwards.
St. Georges missing with a left hand there. Black was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Black digs a good body shot into St. Georges's ribs.
Black loads up on a big right hand but St. Georges slips the punch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Black swings and misses with a hook to the body.
St. Georges shakes his hands off, looking to compose himself, but takes a jab to the jaw whilst he does it.
Black fails to land with a series of punches.
St. Georges throws a counter combo.
Black swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by St. Georges.
St. Georges takes a jab right on the kisser.
Matt Black is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.
Black throws a hook to the side of St. Georges's head but St. Georges sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
St. Georges is looking for the big counter here.
Black throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Black uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from St. Georges.
Black throws a good cross that connects.
St. Georges throws a poor cross that misses
and Black counters with a two punch combo.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
St. Georges lands an uppercut.

Matt Black's cut is getting worse.
St. Georges tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Black's elbow.
St. Georges goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
St. Georges working aggressively here.
St. Georges misses with a shot to the kidneys.
St. Georges misses with some punches.
St. Georges misses with a short punch on the inside.
Black blocks a body shot from St. Georges.
St. Georges misses with a punch to the body.
A left hand lands to the body for St. Georges.
St. Georges tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Pierre St. Georges has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
St. Georges stays in close to his opponent and throws a right hand to the body.

And that's the end of the fight!
That was a close round. You could make an argument for either fighter but I would give it to Matt Black.
Well I reckon that's a shut out for Black, 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 Jeff Smith scores the fight 30:27
Judge Josh West scores the fight 30:27
Judge Paul Gruel scores the fight 30:27

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Matt Black!

A relieved looking Matt Black thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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Event: OFC 364: Intruder vs Teemu     
Date:   Jul 11, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Lyle Alzado (ranked 828 p4p, 88 weight class) and Matt Black (ranked 792 p4p, 82 weight class). The crowd seem to be enjoying Black's choice of entrance music: Manu Chao - Mr. Bobby. Matt Black has the power to score a knockout today if he connects clean with Lyle Alzado's chin.

213 cm
29
285 lbs
9 - 4 - 0
192 cm
34
275 lbs
25 - 12 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of St Petersburg, Lyle Alzado!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 25 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Matt Black!
The judges for this bout are Trevor Gratis, William Peck and Gregory Folan.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Black slips a jab and a cross from Alzado.
Alzado lands a jab to Black's midsection.
Alzado misses with a double jab.
A telegraphed right hand from Black misses the target.
Black avoids a punch combination nicely.
Black keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
A jab from Black misses.
Black tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Black stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Black takes a shot to the body in his stride.
Alzado chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Black can pounce on him.
Black takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
A leg kick checked by Alzado.
Alzado takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Alzado misses with a wild combination.
Black missing with a left hand there. Alzado was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Alzado lands with a two punch combination before moving back out of range.
Alzado throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Black sees it coming and avoids it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Alzado ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Alzado throws a series of punches but Black moves out of range.
Black uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Black slips under a jab from Alzado.
Alzado's jab looks to have found its range, popping Black under the eye.
Black tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Alzado is able to avoid easily.
Alzado tries to bum rush Black with a series of wild strikes but Black uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Alzado steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Black.
Alzado misses with a looping right.
Black flicks out a counter leg kick but Alzado steps away.
Black lands with an uppercut that bounces Alzado off the cage and back into range.
Nice shot by Alzado.
Alzado throws a jab, cross combination which is slipped
and Black counters with a stiff right hand.
Black throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
Alzado throws a big shot that misses.
Black looks like he wants to counter punch here.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Black throws a body kick that misses.
Alzado scores with a jab to the body.
Alzado looks to land a combination but Black avoids it well.
Alzado throws a right hand that Black ducks under and follows up with a left that Black also avoids with ease.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Alzado misses with a combination
and Black counters with a straight right hand.
Black displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Alzado throws out the jab.
Alzado moves out of range as Black strikes.
Alzado is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Black.
Black misses with a wild body shot.
Alzado connects with a nice looking jab.
A punch combination from Alzado misses.
Black throws a right hand that Alzado ducks under and follows up with a left that Alzado also avoids with ease.
Black lands a slapping body shot.
Alzado looks to land a left hand but Black moved out of range nicely.
Alzado with a jab.
Black with a jab.
Alzado lands a beauty of a right hand that gets the crowd cheering.
Black fakes a jab and then connects with a hook.
Black slips a jab from Alzado.
Black looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Alzado misses with a shot to the body
and Black counters with a nice body shot.
Black is landing a lot of head punches in this opening round! Alzado had better start moving his head a bit unless he wants his face to turn into pâté.
Good exchange - Alzado coming out on top.
Black lands a leg kick that knocks Alzado off balance momentarily.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Black misses with a jab, cross combination.
No joy there for Alzado, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Alzado fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Black manages to avoid it.
Black throws out a counter right but Alzado avoids it with no problem.
Alzado misses with a looping left.
Alzado cracks Black with a hook to the jaw. Both fighters smile at eachother and high-five before getting back down to business.
Sloppy strikes from Alzado. Those never looked like landing.
Alzado jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Black looks to land a right hand but Alzado moved out of range.
Black connects with a good right hand that stumbles Alzado. Alzado circles away out of range and recomposes himself.
Alzado misses with a series of wild punches.
It seemed like Black was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Alzado lands a nice shot to the body.
Alzado loads up on a big right hand but Black slips the punch.
Alzado throws a body punch but Black moves out of range.
Black with a body punch. A glancing blow.
A punch combination from Alzado misses.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Alzado throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Black on the side of the head.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Black ducks under a wild hook from Alzado.
Black misses with a straight left.
Alzado drops his hands and takes a jab to the jaw for his troubles.
Black scores with a jab.

Alzado is rocked!
Alzado takes a swing at Black's ribcage but misses.
Oh Alzado is still all over the place! His legs are completely gone! Will he be able to recover?!!
Alzado throws a right and a left that both miss.
A telegraphed right hand from Alzado misses the target.
Alzado ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Black moves away.
Black flicks out a counter leg kick but Alzado steps away.
Alzado seems to have got his legs back now.
Alzado tries to bum rush Black with a series of wild strikes but Black uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Black takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Alzado uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Black.
Black comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Alzado misses with a double jab
and Black scores with a counter punch that sends Alzado to the canvas! Black smells blood - he's punishing Alzado with more strikes and the ref has stopped it! Alzado has no idea where he is - he's tackled the ref... oh dear, poor guy, the crowd is in hysterics!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:45 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Matt Black!
Matt Black seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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Event: OFC 355: Jones vs Puno     
Date:   May 26, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black (ranked 1067 p4p, 115 weight class) and Sami Vatanen (ranked 1075 p4p, 116 weight class). Black comes to the cage accompanied by Manu Chao - Mr. Bobby. Vatanen has chosen Kalmah - Heros to Us as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

192 cm
34
275 lbs
24 - 12 - 1
200 cm
28
282 lbs
13 - 15 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 12 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Sami Vatanen!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, Steve Smith and Trevor Gratis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Black gets cracked with a nice right hand there by Vatanen.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Black throws a big shot that misses.
A little jabbing left from Vatanen on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
A punch lands to the side of Black 's head but he takes it in his stride.
Black bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Vatanen's head backwards.

It looks like Sami Vatanen has been cut.
Black takes a swing at Vatanen's ribcage but misses.
Black lands a glancing blow to the side of Vatanen's head.
Vatanen throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Vatanen misses with a right hand
and Black counters with a nice body shot.
Black uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Vatanen.
Black misses with a hook.
Vatanen pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Vatanen scores with a jab.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Vatanen throws a body shot but no joy.
A quick step to the side and Black tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Vatanen throws a right and a left that both miss.
Black ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Black definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Black moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Black blocks a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Vatanen throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Black fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Vatanen lands with a good body shot.
Black changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Vatanen tries to avoid it but Black manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Vatanen to the ground. Vatanen escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.
Black misses with a hook to the body
and Vatanen counters with a lovely straight right hand!

Matt Black's cut is getting worse.
A big left from Vatanen misses.
Black moves out of range as Vatanen strikes.
Vatanen takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.

Black dives in and scores a takedown into Vatanen's guard.
Vatanen working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Black.
Black throwing strikes but missing.
Black stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Vatanen swivels though and keeps the full guard.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Vatanen is on top in guard.


That's two minutes gone in the round.
This has been an exciting period of action!
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Black is on top in guard.

Vatanen has momentary wrist control but Black slips an elbow through the middle.
Vatanen lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Black keeping moving, preventing Vatanen from controlling successfully.
Vatanen wants to pass the guard but Black is keeping the position.
Vatanen is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Black keeping moving, preventing Vatanen from controlling successfully.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Black is active off his back here, looking for submissions.
Vatanen pushing down on Black's thigh, trying to pass to half guard. He's managed it... Nice work.
Vatanen trying to advance position but Black counters by regaining guard.
Vatanen tries to free his leg and advance position but Black is retaining full guard.
Vatanen is stalling in the full guard.

Black is looking for a triangle but Vatanen pushes his legs off easily.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Vatanen sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Black looking for a sweep. Not yet Black, not yet.
Black trying to punch from his back but it's not doing any damage.
Vatanen must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Vatanen slips nicely into half guard.
Black is trying to control but can't.
Vatanen tries to stand but his hand is stuck under Black.
Black wants to control but Vatanen is keeping busy and won't allow it.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Sami Vatanen will probably get the nod.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The fighters get back to their feet, the hooter sounds and we're back to the action!


Vatanen lands a jab followed by a nice looking cross.
Black throws a nice head kick!
Vatanen pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Black connects with the punch.
Black throws a head kick but Vatanen moves out of range.
Vatanen takes one to the side of the head.

That has opened up Sami Vatanen's cut even more.
Vatanen might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Black misses with a head kick.
Vatanen throws an off balance right hand
enabling Black to counter with a crisp jab.
A head kick misses from Black.
Vatanen connects with a single shot there.
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!

Black shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Vatanen manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
Vatanen tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Black in full guard, throwing the ground and pound. No damage this time.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black lands a couple of digs.
Black missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Black keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Vatanen's head.
Black throws a big elbow that misses.
Black lands a couple of digs.
Black throwing elbows and punches but not connecting, as Vatanen works some decent striking defense from the bottom.
Vatanen looking for a sweep. Not yet Vatanen, not yet.
Black is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Vatanen not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Vatanen tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Black landing with the ground and pound.

The cut above Sami Vatanen's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Vatanen is pulling down on Black's head to control his posture.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Black throws a big elbow that misses.
Vatanen wants to sweep here but Black controlling him for the moment.
Black postures up and scores with a shot to the body and a follow up elbow to the head.
Black showing good wrestling skills to control the position.
Black makes a bit of distance and scores with some ground and pound, still in guard.

Sami Vatanen's cut is absolute horrible now. This looks like something out of a horror film with blood covering both fighters.

The referee calls the doctor in to look at Sami Vatanen's cut. Oh no, the doctor has called an end to the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:52 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Matt Black!
Matt Black decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
In defeat, Sami Vatanen stepped up to the mic, saying 'Did u fart? or is that ur breath?'.
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Event: OFC: Blood Night L     
Date:   Apr 20, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Koba Wyatt (ranked 188 p4p, 20 weight class) and Matt Black (ranked 762 p4p, 81 weight class). Wyatt comes to the cage accompanied by Channel Zero. Black is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Manu Chao - Mr. Bobby. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

190 cm
32
270 lbs
20 - 5 - 0
192 cm
34
275 lbs
24 - 11 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Koba Wyatt!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 24 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Matt Black!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, Trevor Gratis and Elvis Blanc.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Wyatt punishes Black's body with a nice straight punch.
Wyatt feints a straight left to the body, then turns around with a flashy move and hits Blacks jaw with a dramatic spinning back fist!

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Black takes a big uppercut there. He seems a bit wobbly but no, he's OK.
Black connects with a body shot that sends Wyatt's belly button to the back.
Black pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Wyatt.
Black misses with a two punch combination.
Wyatt swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Wyatt dances in quickly and lands a nice inside leg kick on Black. That did some damage!
Black moves out of range as Wyatt strikes.
Black misses with a wild body shot.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Black blocks a jab.
Wyatt drops his hands momentarily and Black takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
Wyatt looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wyatt walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Nice uppercut there from Black.
Wyatt blocks a head kick by Black.
Wyatt throwing a counter right hand but Black manages to avoid it.
Black lands a nice shot to the body.
Wyatt throws a head kick that misses.
Black misses with a head kick.
Wyatt ducks under a wild hook from Black.
Koba Wyatt is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Wyatt throws a big shot that misses.
Black throws an ugly left hook that misses
and Wyatt counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

That has opened up Matt Black's cut even more.

Wyatt drops Black with a hook right on the temple. He thinks about going to the ground but Black looks back up at him and smiles so Wyatt waves him back to his feet - he obviously thinks he can knock him out after that shot landed.

Black is rocked!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Black misses with a lunging right hand
and Wyatt makes him pay by landing a nice hook to the body before moving out of range.
Black is still on wobbly legs! Can Wyatt finish him?
Wyatt dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Black looks winded!
Crack! A monster head kick from Wyatt and Black falls like a tree - timbeeeeeeeeeeerrrr! A highlight reel knockout by Wyatt!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:56 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Head Kick). Koba Wyatt!
An out of breath Koba Wyatt 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: OFC: Blood Night XLIX     
Date:   Mar 17, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Francisco Salgado (ranked 1016 p4p, 108 weight class) and Matt Black (ranked 1269 p4p, 136 weight class). Black has chosen Manu Chao - Mr. Bobby as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. On his way into the cage it seems that Francisco Salgado has been attacked by a crazed fan! It looks like it might have been the just bleed guy! Luckily Francisco Salgado seems to be OK! I thought that lunatic was in prison!?

197 cm
36
274 lbs
21 - 13 - 0
192 cm
33
275 lbs
23 - 11 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Sin City Allstars
Urban Fighter

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Francisco Salgado!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 11 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Matt Black!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, Steve Smith and Ian Loll.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nice straight punches there by Black. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Black.
Black comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Salgado looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Salgado misses the jab.
Black throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Salgado stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.

Salgado moves into the clinch.
Black lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Salgado backwards.
Black tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Salgado's elbow.
Black scores with a shoulder strike.

Black breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Black misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
A quick step to the side and Salgado tries to counter with a shot to the body but it doesn't connect.
Black misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!

Black looking to score a takedown here. Salgado is defending well but Black drives through and ends up in Salgado's guard.
Black loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Black tries to free his leg and advance position but Salgado is retaining full guard.
Salgado keeping moving, preventing Black from controlling successfully.
Black missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Salgado has momentary wrist control but Black slips an elbow through the middle.
Salgado looking to hit a scissor sweep but Black is one step ahead there.
Black trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Salgado wants to stand up but Black is controlling him.
Salgado utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.
Black postures up and lands a big shot to Salgado's brow.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Black accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Black throws an elbow that misses. Salgado uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Black's guard. Nice move by Salgado!

Black has a closed guard, preventing Salgado from standing up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Salgado seems content to control from guard here. He's going to have to remain active though if he doesn't want to get stood back up.
Salgado looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.

Black has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Salgado can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.

Black is working an open guard so Salgado takes the opportunity to get back to his feet.
Black blocks a jab.
Black misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Salgado misses with a hook.
Salgado stalks Black and leaps in with a furious combination of punches. Uppercuts and crosses smash into Black's face. Black staggers backwards, shaken.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Salgado doesn't manage to clinch there - Black circles away.
Black appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Salgado with a jab.
Salgado tries to close the distance and clinch but Black swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
A little jabbing left from Black on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

Salgado rushes Black and presses him up against the cage.

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

Salgado moves into range and clinches up with Black.
Black tries to throw a body punch but Salgado avoids it by throwing Black back against the cage.
Black lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Salgado backwards.
Salgado throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Blacks head.

Black escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Salgado takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Salgado looks to land a combination. Black sees it coming but can only parry a couple of the shots.
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!
Nice straight punches there by Salgado. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Salgado.

Salgado moves into range and clinches up with Black.
Black lands with a left to the head.
Black tries a shoulder strike but it doesn't do any damage.
Salgado lands a shoulder strike.
Black goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
Salgado has had enough of the clinch but Black keeps him there for the moment.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Salgado lands a damaging elbow.

That has opened up Matt Black's cut even more.

Salgado breaks from the clinch.
Black throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Salgado throws a right hand that Black ducks under and follows up with a left that Black also avoids with ease.
Some bone on bone action there as Black checks a low kick. Luckily it wasn't a particularly hard one.
Salgado moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.

Black throws a big overhand right that connects, sending Salgado tumbling to the canvas!

Salgado is rocked!
Black has the superior BJJ but he's also working some ground strikes into his gameplan.
Black arches his back and unloads with a massive left and a right! Salgado's eyes roll back into his head, he's out cold! The ref dives in to stop the fight - wow, they were hard shots!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:44 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Strikes). Matt Black!
An out of breath Matt Black 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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RATING
63%

 

Event: OFC 340: Lafayette vs Chiku II     
Date:   Feb 17, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black (ranked 876 p4p, 100 weight class) and Robert Boone (ranked 836 p4p, 94 weight class). Black kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Manu Chao - Mr. Bobby. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

192 cm
33
275 lbs
23 - 10 - 1
188 cm
37
260 lbs
38 - 20 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Good wrestler
World class boxer
Granite chin

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 10 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 38 wins, 20 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Robert Boone!
The judges for this bout are Alec Ball, Dillan Fox and Elvis Blanc.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Boone takes an uppercut right on the button but keeps his composure.
Black looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Black just misses with a punch to the body.
Black looks to score with a jab to the body but Boone is just out of range.
Good standup being displayed there by Black as he connects with a hook.

It looks like Robert Boone has been cut.
Boone throws an overhand right that lands on Black's shoulder, as Black tries to avoid the shot.
A swing and a miss from Boone.
Black steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Boone.
It looked like Black wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Black swings for the body but Boone moves out of range.

Black drops down and drives through with a powerful takedown into guard.

Boone kicks Black off and gets to his feet.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Black throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Black fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Boone tries to clinch up.
Boone needs to keep his hands up - Black had a free shot at his head there.
Boone throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black blocks a jab.
Robert Boone is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Black steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Boone.
Black throws a push kick but Boone slaps the foot to one side.
The crowd cheers as Black lands an impressive looking overhand right. Boone doesn't seem phased though.
Boone looks to score with a jab to the body but Black is just out of range.
Black throws a right hand that Boone ducks under and follows up with a left that Boone also avoids with ease.
Black throws a combination that misses
letting Boone counter with a right hand.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
The fighters circling - Boone throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Black scores with a push kick.
Black misses with a lunging right hand
and Black takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Boone jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Black swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.
Black misses with a hook to the body

and Boone counters by clinching up.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Black tries to throw a body punch but Boone avoids it by throwing Black back against the cage.
Black blocks an uppercut.
Boone tries to throw a body punch but Black avoids it by throwing Boone back against the cage.

Black has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Boone clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Boone 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.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Black has his opponent trapped and is landing shots. Not a good position for Boone.
Black is throwing strikes from the back here. Oh that last one was to the back of the head. Black gets a warning from the referee. He throws another strike to the back of the head straight away though and the referee has seen enough. He breaks up the two fighters and stands them back up. Black gets a real talking to here and is lucky not to get a point deducted. Black apologises and we restart here on the feet.
A slow jab from Black misses its intended target.
Boone throws a hook but Black blocks it.
Boone might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
Boone misses with an uppercut.
Black takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Boone throws a hook but Black blocks it.
Boone on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Black lands a pitter patter jab to the forehead of his opponent.
Boone avoids the head kick by Black.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Boone lands with a right hand.
Boone is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Black.
Black appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Black takes a swing at Boone's ribcage but misses.
Boone misses with a straight left.
Black's hands are dropping dangerously low here and Boone connects clean with a right hook that sends him down to one knee! Black scrambles back to his feet.
Black walks into a left hand.
Boone misses with a looping left.
Boone on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Boone walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
A head kick misses from Boone.
Black misses with a hook.
Boone is trying to counter with his kicks.
Boone keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
The crowd cheers as Boone lands an impressive looking overhand right. Black doesn't seem phased though.

Matt Black's cut is getting worse.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Black swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
This fight brought to you by 5M nutrition - it's mmmmm tasty. Nice jab by Black.
Boone misses with a body shot.
Boone jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Black was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Boone avoids the body shot from Black.
Black blocks a jab.
Black is pinned up against the cage taking some big shots here. The referee is looking closely deciding whether he should stop the fight.
Black missing with a left hand there. Boone was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Boone swings for the body but Black moves out of range.
A little feinted left hand from Black on the counter but he doesn't commit to it.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Black uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Boone.
Boone loads up on a big right hand but Black slips the punch.
Boone swings for the body but Black moves out of range.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

A close round but Robert Boone will probably get the nod.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's time! Back to the action!


Boone misses with a straight right.
Black throws an off balance right hand
and Boone counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
The fighters circling - Boone throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Boone misses with an uppercut
and Black counters with a nice uppercut.
Black misses with a hook to the body
and Boone counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Black slips a jab from Boone.
A head kick misses from Boone.
Black ducks under a wild hook from Boone.
Boone throws a lazy right hand but Black sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Boone uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Black.
Black misses with a body shot.
Boone is looking to take this fight into the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.
Boone looks to score with a jab to the body but Black is just out of range.
The step up in weight doesn't seem to be a problem for Boone. He's performing admirably here against the bigger man.
Boone goes for a spinning back kick but it misses.
Black went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Boone pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Black was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Black misses with a wild body shot.
Black throws a sloppy body shot
and Boone counters with a big right hand! Oh Black is in trouble here! Boone follows up with more strikes and that's it! The ref has stopped it!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:37 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Robert Boone!
Our winner, Robert Boone, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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Event: OFC 335: Wyatt vs Ysengrin     
Date:   Jan 20, 2018

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black (ranked 559 p4p, 71 weight class) and Sven Hensen (ranked 903 p4p, 105 weight class). Black comes to the cage accompanied by Manu Chao - Mr. Bobby. Hensen has chosen Soul Coughing - Super Bon Bon as his entrance music. Matt Black could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Sven Hensen's chin.

192 cm
32
275 lbs
23 - 9 - 1
200 cm
32
274 lbs
23 - 15 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
Lethal high kicks
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of New York, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 23 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Sven Hensen!
The judges for this bout are Gregory Folan, Alec Ball and Dillan Fox.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Black throws a body punch but Hensen moves out of range.
Hensen goes for a high kick. It partially lands.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Black checks the leg kick.
Black lands a nice hook to Hensen's body. Hensen takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Hensen looking to throw a kick but he's pulled out of it.
Black tries a switch kick but it misses it's target.
Hensen feints the counter takedown.
Black throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Black throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hensen stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Black.
Hensen throws a right high kick that is partially blocked by Black.
Hensen throws the kick towards the body but Black avoids it.
Black misses with a head kick.
Hensen appeared to try and counter that last move with a leg kick.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black scores with a nice strike.

It looks like Sven Hensen has been cut.
Black throws a shot from downtown. Hensen moves away and avoids it.
Hensen tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Hensen pulls out of a head kick attempt.
Black throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Hensen misses with a body kick.
Black pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Hensen tries a counter takedown but it's more of a dummy move, and he uses it to push himself away.
Thud! ouch! good body kick from Hensen - that will leave a mark!
Matt Black seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Black dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Sloppy strikes from Black. Those never looked like landing.
Black digs a good body shot into Hensen's ribs.
Black lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Hensen circles away quickly and effectively.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Hensen.
Black lands a nice looking body shot.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Hensen tries to land a front kick but Black steps back. That was a bit too telegraphed.
Hensen keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Black.

Hensen closes the distance, clinches up and gets a nice trip takedown into side control. Very smooth.
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.
Black is looking to regain half guard here but Hensen keeps moving and retains side control.

Hensen tries for a kimura but Black is defending well.
Black is looking for a sweep.
Black has improved his flexibility recently so we will have to see if he can use that to his advantage.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hensen scores with punches from side control.
Black prevents Hensen from moving into mount.
Black struggling a bit here.

Hensen wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Black, who protects the arm well.
Black can't do much from the bottom here.
Hensen tries to land with some ground and pound but misses.
Black gives up the full mount - oops, sloppy defensive grappling there!
Hensen lands an elbow that was bordering on illegal but the referee lets it go with a warning.

Matt Black's cut is getting worse.

Hensen is thinking about an arm triangle here, looking to tighten it up before moving to side control. Black can see it coming though and defends well with a couple of strikes to the head and some good arm positioning.
Black is in all sorts of trouble here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Hensen is still in mount, landing shots to his trapped opponent. Black can't stay in a position like this for much longer.

Matt Black's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.

The referee calls the doctor in to look at Matt Black's cut. Oh no, the doctor has called an end to the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:33 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Sven Hensen!
After the big win, Sven Hensen made sure to do all the important stuff like thanking his sponsors Dauntless and telling the interviewer how much he loves him.
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RATING
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Event: OFC 332: Lafayette vs Venom II     
Date:   Dec 30, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black (ranked 782 p4p, 94 weight class) and Nakki Fakiiri (ranked 1003 p4p, 119 weight class). Black comes to the cage accompanied by Manu Chao - Mr. Bobby. Fakiiri has chosen Limp Bizkit- BREAK STUFF as his entrance music. Man, I cannot wait for this one!

192 cm
32
275 lbs
22 - 9 - 1
202 cm
32
265 lbs
14 - 3 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Nakki Fakiiri!
The judges for this bout are Yves DeLean, William Peck and Robert Douchet.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Fakiiri tries to clinch but Black is having none of it.
Fakiiri wants to clinch.
Black walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Fakiiri tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Fakiiri just manages to avoid a counter high kick fromBlack.

Fakiiri has taken the fight to the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Black fails to pull the fight into his guard.
Fakiiri working aggressively here.

Black jumps guard.

Black is scooting his butt against the cage and has managed to get back to his feet. Fakiiri presses him back against the cage, presumably looking to take the fight back to the mat.
Fakiiri throws an elbow that misses.
Fakiiri blocks an elbow strike.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Black turns his hips and lands a very nice judo throw into side control!
Black trying to control the position but Fakiiri is working away.
Black looking to punish the body of his opponent here but Fakiiri is avoiding damage well.
We've been hearing that Black has been drilling a lot of ground and pound in training, so let's see if he get the finish.
Fakiiri can't do much from the bottom here.
Black throws a strike aimed at the side of Fakiiri's head but Fakiiri avoids it well.
Check out the look on Black's face as he threw that strike - that's one determined fighter!
Fakiiri is not content to let Black control the position.
Black throws a knee to the body but it doesn't do much damage.
Black tries to cartwheel into mount but he doesn't manage it.
Fakiiri is looking for a sweep.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Black lands a decent elbow from side control.
Black throws a strike aimed at the side of Fakiiri's head but Fakiiri avoids it well.
Fakiiri gets back to half guard.
Black throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Fakiiri keeps control of the position for the meantime.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Black thows a huge punch but Fakiiri dodges it nicely.
Fakiiri has his hands clasped together around Black's back. He's all about the action.
Black trying to control from half guard but Fakiiri is working away.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Fakiiri blocking the ground and pound attempt from Black.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fakiiri is concentrating on defense, preventing Black from advancing position.
Black thows a huge punch but Fakiiri dodges it nicely.
Black throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Black is taking a breather. Fakiiri 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.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Fakiiri is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Black 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.
Black not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.

Black is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Black is scoring with some nice ground and pound from the dominant position.
Fakiiri is not content to let Black control the position.
Black looks towards his corner to check for any instructions. The corner give him nothing to work with, so he cracks Fakiiri with a short hammerfist. I guess that's as good as any advice he could get in this position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fakiiri is doing well to control the position and prevent Black from advancing to side control.
Black missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Black not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Black not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Black working Fakiiri over with strikes.
Fakiiri is trying to get back to full guard.
Black thows a wild elbow that connects with the canvas.
Fakiiri trying to hold on to Black's head to control him but Black postures up.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Black passes to full mount!
Fakiiri is trying to escape the mount.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Black decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
Black working over Fakiiri with some ground and pound. Fakiiri looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Black thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Fakiiri's head.
Black scores with a couple of good hammerfists.
Fakiiri is staying active underneath Black, who seems content to just control the action from this position.
Fakiiri blocking the ground and pound attempt from Black.
Fakiiri wants to sweep but Black has passed to side control!
Black scoring with punches and elbows.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fakiiri tries to bench press Black off him but Black keeps the position.
Fakiiri wants to control but Black postures up.
Matt Black overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Black taking a breather here.
Fakiiri is trying to control Black's posture but Black avoids it.
Black is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Fakiiri can do to turn this around?

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fakiiri takes a nasty elbow to the side of the head.
Black landing strikes.
Fakiiri takes a couple of big shots there - the referee warns him that he has to defend himself better.
Black lands a decent elbow from side control.
Fakiiri is trying to get back to half guard.
Black connects with a decent looking elbow from side control that caused Fakiiri some visible discomfort.
Fakiiri can't do much from the bottom here.
Black lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Fakiiri down.
Black throws a strike aimed at the side of Fakiiri's head but Fakiiri avoids it well.
You can see the frustration on Fakiiri's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fakiiri parries the strikes from Black easily there. Black is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Fakiiri to escape.
You can see the frustration on Fakiiri's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Black scores with a couple of short elbows.
Fakiiri is holding Black down, trying to stall.
Black fails to land a wild elbow strike.
Fakiiri is trying to control Black's posture but Black avoids it.
Black working away diligently from side control. Landing strikes effectively there - that will score him some points on the judges scorecards.
Fakiiri is looking to regain half guard here but Black keeps moving and retains side control.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Black landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Fakiiri wants to get back to his feet but Black is dominant here and he's now got Fakiiri's back!
Black is looking to control Fakiiri but Fakiiri is wriggling around and keeping busy.
Black landing with strikes.
Black struggling to land strikes to the head as Fakiiri covers up.
Black throws a big right hand but he misses and hits the mat. Ouch.
A lull in the action here.
Fakiiri is trying to get back to his feet but Black has full control of the position and if anything, Fakiiri has just worked his way into a worse spot.

Fakiiri is displaying good submission defense - not really looking in danger of submitting to the rear naked choke at the moment. That could change in an instant of course if Black gets his way!
Black not allowing Fakiiri to control his hands.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fakiiri manages to reverse the position and now he's in Black's guard. Nice work there by Fakiiri.
Black wants to hit a switch here but Fakiiri passes into full mount! Oh no, disaster for Black there!
Black tries to lock up and control but Fakiiri gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.
Black is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Black is working hard here to advance position.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Fakiiri takes a little breather and maintains the position. The referee will be looking for him to stay active from such a dominant position though.
Black is trying to escape the mount.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Matt Black dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Matt Black's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business. Let's hear some noise people - this is the final round!


Black dives in for a single leg takedown but Fakiiri sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
A countering left hand to the body from Fakiiri misses.

Fakiiri clinches with his opponent.
A quick uppercut on the inside from Fakiiri.

Black escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
A telegraphed right hand from Black misses the target.
Black throws out a loose jab but Fakiiri uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fakiiri connects with a leg kick. Black looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Black throws a front kick that sends Fakiiri stumbling back into the cage.

Black gets tackled into the cage by Fakiiri. Fakiiri maintains the clinch.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Black working on landing some head shots here - that one got through nicely.
Black doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Fakiiri misses with a short punch on the inside.
Fakiiri lands with a short head shot on the inside.
A short uppercut from Fakiiri.
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!
Fakiiri throws an elbow but it's blocked.

That's one minute gone in the round.
With the two fighters working up against the cage, Fakiiri just misses with a elbow thrown towards Black's brow.
Fakiiri misses with an elbow strike.
Black is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Fakiiri pulls him back up using the underhooks.
An uppercut on the inside fails to land for Fakiiri.

Black breaks from the clinch.
Black paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Black jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Black throws out a loose jab but Fakiiri uses good head movement to avoid it.
Fakiiri misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Black.
Fakiiri moves in looking to clinch but Black pushes him off.

Fakiiri gets in close and instigates a clinch.
Black blocks a punch to the side of the head.

Black escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Fakiiri tries to close the distance and clinch up but Black swats him away and circles back towards the center.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fakiiri tries to clinch up but Black circles away and keeps his distance.
It looked like Black was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Black throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Fakiiri displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Black throws out the jab.

Fakiiri rushes Black and pushes him back against the cage in a clinch.
Nakki Fakiiri has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Black lands with a quick shot inside that doesn't really do much damage.
Fakiiri gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Fakiiri fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Fakiiri swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Fakiiri has Black pressed against the cage, preventing Black from circling away and getting back to striking at range.
Black wants to break free but Fakiiri has control.
Black blocks an uppercut.
Fakiiri blocks an elbow strike.
Fakiiri blocks an elbow strike from Black.
A short left from Fakiiri.
Fakiiri fails to land with a short punch on the inside.
Black is trying to force a seperation but Fakiiri has the dominant position.
Black lands with a light punch inside.
Matt Black is fighting for a decision here - he's started to take the cautious approach.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Black swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Black takes a shot to the head.

Matt Black's cut is getting worse.
Fakiiri swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Black blocking some punches.
Black takes an elbow to the forehead.
Fakiiri misses with a short punch on the inside.
Black can't break the clinch.
Black is really struggling to find his range with his punches. Fakiiri's reach advantage is clearly causing him problems.
Black misses with the head strike.

Black pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Fakiiri doesn't manage to clinch there - Black circles away.
Fakiiri throws a head kick that misses.
Fakiiri walks into a jab.

Black closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Black lands in his opponent's guard.
Black landing some decent shots from guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Black trying to control but Fakiiri is working from the bottom.

Fakiiri is looking for a guillotine. You can't force these things though and Black defends well.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Fakiiri keeping full guard, as Black tries to pass.
Black loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Black missing there with some ground and pound from the guard.
Black chips away with some ground and pound.
Black stands up out of Fakiiri's guard for a moment - Fakiiri manages to land a nice upkick.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Nakki Fakiiri.
I think Black 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 Yves DeLean scores the fight 29:28
Judge William Peck scores the fight 30:27
Judge Robert Douchet scores the fight 29:28

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Matt Black!

A relieved looking Matt Black thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
Nakki Fakiiri was interviewed post fight and said 'Get the mic out of my face, this is some bs '.
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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
46%

 

Event: OFC 328: Maneno vs Lafayette     
Date:   Dec 09, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black (ranked 1133 p4p, 129 weight class) and Master Wong (ranked 1496 p4p, 172 weight class). Black comes to the cage accompanied by Manu Chao - Mr. Bobby. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

192 cm
32
275 lbs
21 - 9 - 1
200 cm
31
275 lbs
16 - 14 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

IniTech Nutrition
THE END 32

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Master Wong!
The judges for this bout are Robert Douchet, Ian Loll and Trevor Gratis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Black tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Wong was well out of range. Poor timing from Black.
Wong misses with a lunging right hand
and Black cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Black misses the shot to the body.
Wong misses with a takedown attempt
and Black counters with a lovely straight right hand!
Black misses with a looping right.
Wong scores with a jab to the jaw.
Wong moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Wong throws a jab but it's blocked by Black.
Black throws a body shot but no joy.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Black connects with a single shot there.
Nice body punch from Wong.
Black is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Wong.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Black looks to score with a jab to the body but Wong is just out of range.
A little jabbing left from Wong on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wong fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
Wong pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Black throws a body punch but Wong moves out of range.
Wong looks more muscular than last time we saw him. He must have been on the weights.
Black loads up on a big right hand but Wong slips the punch.
Black throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Black scores with a shot to the body.
BOOM! Black lands a beautiful left hook that drops Wong. Wong tries to recover but Black is having none of it, landing more punishing shots from mount. One final crushing shot and Wong lies motionless on the canvas. The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:38 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Matt Black!
Matt Black decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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RATING
52%

 

Event: OFC 325: Palmer vs Fjera     
Date:   Nov 18, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black (ranked 1359 p4p, 160 weight class) and Greg Garrison (ranked 3897 p4p, 425 weight class). Black comes to the cage accompanied by La Internacional. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

192 cm
32
275 lbs
20 - 9 - 1
199 cm
40
275 lbs
28 - 26 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Powerful

THE END 32

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 28 wins, 26 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Greg Garrison!
The judges for this bout are Anni Minnemäki, Matti Vanhoillinen and Tarja Halkonen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Black scores with a jab to the head.

Oh, that's a big right hand from Black and Garrison goes tumbling to the canvas! Black follows him to the ground and looks to finish from half guard.

Garrison is rocked!

It looks like Greg Garrison has been cut.
Black lands a massive shot from half guard that has rocked Garrison! More strikes land and this one is all over! Black jumps to his feet and is applauded loudly by the crowd!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:22 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Matt Black!
Matt Black thanked the fans post fight for their support.
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RATING
100%

 

Event: OFC 321: Creepshow     
Date:   Oct 31, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Nick Fjera (ranked 665 p4p, 79 weight class) and Matt Black (ranked 980 p4p, 109 weight class). Black has chosen La Internacional as his entrance music. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

188 cm
33
273 lbs
22 - 6 - 1
192 cm
32
275 lbs
20 - 8 - 1
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class MT
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Aspire Nutrition
Nuggetori's Nutritionals

THE END 32



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 22 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of London, Nick Fjera!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 20 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Matt Black!
The judges for this bout are Alec Ball, William Peck and Gregory Folan.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Black missing with a left hand there. Fjera was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Fjera throws a big shot that misses.
Fjera is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Black.
Fjera lands a leg kick that knocks Black off balance momentarily.
Black drops his hands momentarily and Fjera takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Fjera has been working on his boxing with his coaches at FIERCE {{$500/wk}} in the buildup to the fight.
Fjera tests Black's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Black stuns Fjera with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Fjera throws a poor cross that misses
enabling Black to counter with a crisp jab.
Black bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Fjera's head.
Fjera misses with a straight left.
It seemed like Black was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Nick Fjera seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Fjera swings away with a leg kick that misses.
Fjera misses with a body shot.
Fjera throws a body punch but Black moves out of range.
Black swings widly with a right hand
and Fjera counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Black thinking.
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!
Fjera swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Black throws out a counter right but Fjera avoids it with no problem.
Fjera dips down and scores with a jab to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fjera takes a body punch but keeps moving.
Fjera slips a jab and a cross from Black.
Black takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Fjera on the wrong end of a nice jab.
Fjera scores with a nice head shot.
Fjera throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Fjera stuns Black with a nice body shot, before stepping back out of range.
Black avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Nice defenses there by Black.
Fjera chopping away at his opponent's legs.
A swing and a miss from Fjera.
Black unleashes a big counter combination but Fjera bobs and weaves and avoids any damage.
A looping hook to the body misses from Fjera. Black does a little dance to reset his feet.
Black throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Fjera defending well as Black loads up on a big left hand.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Good leg kick by Fjera there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Black connects with a jab.

It looks like Nick Fjera has been cut.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fjera throws out a token jab with nothing on it.
Black swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Fjera doesn't react quick enough there as he takes a shot to the body.
Fjera looks to score with a jab to the body but Black is just out of range.
Fjera loads up on a big right hand but Black slips the punch.
Fjera throws an overhand right that lands on Black's shoulder, as Black tries to avoid the shot.
Black lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Black misses with a looping right.
Black fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Fjera looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
A combination from Black does no damage.
Black throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Fjera.
Fjera tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Black was well out of range. Poor timing from Fjera.
Fjera tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Black was well out of range. Poor timing from Fjera.
Black comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Fjera takes a step towards his opponent and connects with a left hand, before circling away.
Fjera swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Fjera connects with a leg kick. Black looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Black slips under a jab.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Black misses with a right hand
enabling Fjera to counter with a crisp jab.
Black fakes a head shot and lands one to the body.
Fjera defending well as Black loads up on a big left hand.
Black takes an uppercut right on the jaw but it doesn't phase him.
Black staying out of range there.
Black let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Fjera misses the shot to the body.
Fjera misses with a straight left.
Fjera swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Fjera throws a looping overhand right but Black ducks down to avoid it.
Fjera swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Black lands a straight punch to the body, keeping Fjera at a distance.
Black misses the jab.
Black staying out of range there.
Black missing with a left hand there. Fjera was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.
Black throws a hook but Fjera blocks it.
Fjera throws a good cross that connects.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Fjera sizes up Black with a pawing jab and scores with a straight right down the middle.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Fjera uses good footwork to get in and out, landing a nice hook.
Black scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Fjera with a body punch. A glancing blow.
Fjera throws the left hand but Black avoids the punch easily.
Black misses with a double jab.
A bone on bone clash there as Black blocks the leg kick.
Black swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Fjera waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Black.
An inside leg kick from Fjera misses.
Fjera throws a body shot but no joy.
Black throws a body punch but Fjera moves out of range.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Fjera avoids the body shot from Black.
Fjera is looking to counter punch.
Black lands a glancing blow to the side of Fjera's head.
Black throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Black misses the shot to the body.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Nick Fjera dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's the end of the round. The referee orders the cornermen out of the cage so we can get back down to business.


The fighters circling - Fjera throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Fjera misses with a body shot.
A little jabbing left from Black on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Fjera misses with a straight left.
Nick Fjera is winning the standup battle so far.
Fjera throws a shot to the body.
Fjera throws an overhand right that lands on Black's shoulder, as Black tries to avoid the shot.
Black throws out a counter right but Fjera avoids it with no problem.
Black throws a right hand that Fjera ducks under and follows up with a left that Fjera also avoids with ease.
Black throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Fjera.
Fjera has not gone for a single takedown so far in this fight, which seems like a very strange tactic when you consider that he has the superior wrestling and BJJ.
Black throws a right hand that Fjera ducks under and follows up with a left that Fjera also avoids with ease.
Black ducks under a wild hook from Fjera.
Black misses the body punch
and Fjera connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Black needs to keep his hands up - Fjera had a free shot at his head there.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Fjera thuds his right hand into Black's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.

That has opened up Matt Black's cut even more.
Fjera tries to score with a leg kick but it misses it's target.
Black lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
A big right from Fjera misses.
Black darts in and out, connecting with a jab.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Fjera scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Fjera lands a nice leg kick that just misses Black's sensitive parts.
The fighters circle momentarily. Black darts into range and connects with a nice straight punch.
Fjera is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Black.
Black throws a combination but it was largely blocked by Fjera.
Fjera lands with a cross.
Black avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
Sloppy strikes from Black. Those never looked like landing.
A big right from Fjera misses.
Black avoids a lazy jab quite easily.
That kick from Fjera tenderised Black's leg. Black is trying to keep his angry face on.
Black moves away from the strike by Fjera.
A looping hook to the body misses from Black. Fjera does a little dance to reset his feet.
Fjera misses with a right hand
and Black cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Black looks to land a right hand but Fjera moved out of range.
Black moves into range and connects with a jab.

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!
Black moves out of range of the strikes.
Black let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
A looping hook to the body misses from Fjera. Black does a little dance to reset his feet.
Black appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Black misses with a looping right.
Fjera connects with a lovely right hand, straight down the pipe.
Fjera connects with a leg kick. Black looked like he was expecting something else and didn't defend it.
Black moves out of range of the strikes.
Black misses with a hook. Fjera ducked under it nicely.
Fjera connects with the punch.

Black is rocked!

The cut above Matt Black's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Black gets tagged by a hook that puts him to sleep! Fjera points and yells something to his unconcious foe before strutting off. Black wakes up just in time to hear Fjera thank his coaches in the post fight interview.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:40 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Nick Fjera!
Nick Fjera 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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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
68%

 

Event: OFC: Blood Night XLIV     
Date:   Oct 11, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black (ranked 1536 p4p, 180 weight class) and Master Wong (ranked 1494 p4p, 176 weight class). Chooooooooon! I think Black might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to La Internacional. The fight MMA fans around the world have waited their entire lives for!

192 cm
31
275 lbs
19 - 8 - 1
200 cm
31
275 lbs
15 - 13 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Olympic wrestler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

THE END 32

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Master Wong!
The judges for this bout are Elvis Blanc, Dillan Fox and Gregory Folan.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Black throws a jab when Wong was well out of range.
Wong defending well as Black loads up on a big left hand.
Wong swings away with a counter right hand but no contact made.
Wong avoids a punch combination nicely.
Wong misses the jab.
It looked like Black was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Wong.
Black falls off balance throwing a combination
and Wong counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Wong tries to clinch up.
Black misses with a wild combination.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Nice uppercut there from Black.
Wong gets off balance looking for a body kick
and Black counters with a left and a right that stings Wong.
No joy there for Black, who threw a few shots but didn't land.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Wong looks to land a left hand but Black moved out of range nicely.
Wong slips a jab and a cross from Black.
Black wings a very wild body shot but it does the job and lands to the midsection.
Black changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.
Black throws a left and a right that both miss
and Wong counters with a three punch combo that has Black backing up. Black nods at Wong to acknowledge the strikes.
Matt Black seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Black lunges at Wong with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Wong's hand.
Black throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Black moves out of the way of the counter high kick fromWong.
Wong throws a big shot that misses.

Wong fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Black, pushing him back against the cage.
Black is leaning against Wong and scores with a nice uppercut to the body.
Wong misses with the head strike.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Wong decides to pull guard.
Wong looking to hit a scissor sweep but Black is one step ahead there.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Black trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Black lands a couple of decent looking shots.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Black accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Black sitting in guard, not really doing much.
Wong keeping moving, preventing Black from controlling successfully.
Wong looking to hit a scissor sweep but Black is one step ahead there.
Wong keeping moving, preventing Black from controlling successfully.

Wong has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Black can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Black is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Black landing some decent shots from guard.
Black is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Black looking to pass the guard.
Black working from the guard for now, landing some ground and pound.
Black wants to control from the top but Wong keeps moving.
The fighters are starting to get a bit slippery now, which will make submissions a bit more difficult.
Black won't allow Wong to sweep him here.
Black trying to control but Wong is working from the bottom.

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

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Black got a little sloppy there for a moment and Wong has worked his way into a loose triangle - can he finish it?! No, Black has managed to get both his arms back between Wong's legs - danger averted.
Black loads up on a big left hand. Wong felt that one! He's just covering up now, not defending himself intelligently - Black looks towards the ref and unloads with 3 more big shots and the ref has no choice but to stop the fight! Wong can't hide his disappointment, as Black celebrates the victory.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:31 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Matt Black!
Our winner, Matt Black, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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hype
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pop
A | B
mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
40%

 

Event: OFC 312: Leningrad     
Date:   Sep 16, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black (ranked 1053 p4p, 132 weight class) and Itula Maafala (ranked 1413 p4p, 172 weight class). Black comes to the cage accompanied by La Internacional. Itula Maafala acknowledges the crowd's support as he enters the cage.

192 cm
31
275 lbs
19 - 7 - 1
190 cm
36
280 lbs
16 - 12 - 2
Abu Dhabi Champ
World class boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Dangerous knees
Fast

THE END 32

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 19 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 12 losses and 2 draws, fighting out of New York, Itula Maafala!
The judges for this bout are Aleksei Zolotukhin, Vladimir Khabensky and Valeri Chadov.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Maafala with a jab.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Black misses the shot to the body.

Maafala forces Black back against the cage and clinches.
Black tries to pull guard but Maafala forces him back to his feet, against the cage.
I was talking to Black's coach per-fight and he was telling me that they'd been working on the clinch in the runup to this fight.
Black tries for a takedown but Maafala manages to get underhooks.
Maafala is pressed up against the cage. Black has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Maafala down to the mat. Maafala avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Matt Black. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Maafala drives through and clinches with Black against the cage.
Black lands a left hand that snaps the head of Maafala backwards.

Maafala gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.

Black had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Maafala defends it easily.
Black manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Maafala manages to get himself to full guard.

This has been an exciting period of action!
Maafala avoiding any damage from the ground and pound.
Black throws an elbow that misses. Maafala uses the momentum to reverse the position. He's now in Black's guard. Nice move by Maafala!


Black had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Maafala defends it easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Maafala throws a big elbow that misses.
Maafala wants to control from the top but Black keeps moving.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Black has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Maafala can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Maafala throwing strikes but missing.

Black is looking for a triangle here but Maafala uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.
Maafala scoring with punches and elbows.
Maafala landing with strikes to the head and body from side control.
Maafala with the ground and pound but Black regains half guard under the barage of strikes.
Maafala scoring with strikes to the body and head.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Black tries to roll over but Maafala keeps him under control.

Black actively working from the bottom here.
Maafala is keen to just control but Black is a slippery customer.

Black is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Maafala pulls his head out easily.
Black wants to get back to full guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Maafala scores with a couple of good hammerfists.

Matt Black's cut is getting worse.
Black is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Black is pressing down on Maafala's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Maafala throws a big right hand that misses.
Black wants to sweep here but Maafala controlling him for the moment.
Maafala must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Maafala connects with a couple of short punches.

Matt Black's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.

The referee calls the doctor in to look at Matt Black's cut. Oh no, the doctor has called an end to the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:23 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Itula Maafala!
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RATING
23%

 

Event: OFC 307: Coleman vs Ramses     
Date:   Aug 23, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Chris Redfield (ranked 1144 p4p, 142 weight class) and Matt Black (ranked 2012 p4p, 234 weight class). Redfield comes to the cage accompanied by False Alarm. Black is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by La Internacional. Rumors backstage are that the fighters have been paid to keep it standing but we know that would never happen in MMA!

192 cm
41
275 lbs
39 - 23 - 0
192 cm
31
275 lbs
18 - 7 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Granite chin
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

Urban Fighter

THE END 32



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 39 wins, 23 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Chris Redfield!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Matt Black!
The judges for this bout are William Peck, Steve Smith and Dillan Fox.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Black shoots in for a double leg but Redfield sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
Redfield misses with a jab and misses with a cross straight after too.
Black looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
Redfield went nuts there looking for a big combo counter but none of the flurry connected.
Redfield smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Black swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Black lands an overhand right.
Redfield smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
Chris Redfield seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Redfield tries to land a body kick
and Black counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Redfield thinking.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Black misses with a hook to the body
and Redfield counters with a lovely straight right hand!

That has opened up Matt Black's cut even more.
Redfield throws a body shot but no joy.
Redfield throws a hook but Black blocks it.
Redfield swings wildly with a couple of big hooks
and Black counters with a two punch combo.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Redfield misses the shot to the body.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black lands with a nice body punch.
Black fails to land with a series of punches.
Redfield ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Black moves away.
Redfield swings for the body but Black moves out of range.
Redfield throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
Redfield throws a right hand that Black ducks under and follows up with a left that Black also avoids with ease.
Redfield seems to be moving with more speed, compared to his last bout. He must have been working on that in the gym.
Black throws a series of punches but Redfield moves out of range.
Black scores with a decent looking hook.
Redfield showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Black.
Black throws a nice hook to the body that draws an oooh from the crowd.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Black.
Chris Redfield has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Matt Black.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nice shot lands for Black.
Black fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Redfield avoids the body shot from Black.
Redfield misses with a jab, cross combination.
A countering left hand to the body from Black misses.
Redfield throws a combination that misses
and Redfield takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Black scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Redfield is breathing heavily.
Redfield tests Black's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Black scores with a hook to the body. Redfield takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Black has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Black fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Black is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Redfield rather than just go for the knockout.
Redfield takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Black jabs. That one connects to the head of his opponent.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nice uppercut there from Black.
Redfield moves his head to the side to avoid a jab but walks straight into a cross.
Black dances in with a quick combination. Redfield is being worked over with jabs and crosses. Oooh, a right straight from Black snaps Redfield's head back. Redfield stumbles backwards against the cage. Black steps forward and delivers a right cross that connects with Redfield's jaw, simultaneously knocking him out and sending his mouthpiece into the crowd! There's a worthy souvenir for the fans. This one is over folks. Redfield just didn't come prepared.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:16 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Matt Black!
Our winner, Matt Black, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
The defeated Chris Redfield had this to say: 'The End is Near. No Scratch that, I think it's here.'.
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pop
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RATING
56%

 

Event: OFC 303: Wrath     
Date:   Aug 05, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Sven Hensen and Matt Black. Hensen comes to the cage accompanied by Soul Coughing - Super Bon Bon. Black has chosen La Internacional as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. The crowd giving both fighters a great reception on their way into the arena. That's good to see.

200 cm
30
274 lbs
18 - 12 - 0
192 cm
30
275 lbs
18 - 6 - 1
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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THE END 32



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Sven Hensen!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Matt Black!
The judges for this bout are William Peck, Ian Loll and Gregory Folan.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Hensen has managed to clinch.

Black decides to pull guard.
Hensen postures up and lands a big shot to Black's brow.
Hensen stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Black swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Hensen stopping the sweep attempt from Black.
Hensen postures up and lands a big shot to Black's brow.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.

Black looking for a guillotine here but Hensen defends easily.
Hensen working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Black's head.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Hensen's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

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

The cut above Matt Black's eye is starting to cause him problems now.

The referee calls the doctor in to look at Matt Black's cut. Oh no, the doctor has called an end to the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:59 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Sven Hensen!
Sven Hensen took some time post fight to say the following; 'soundcloud.com/spinmanfinn'.
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RATING
22%

 

Event: OFC 296: Bloom     
Date:   Jul 07, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Derp Wyatt and Matt Black. Wyatt kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is Tones on Tail - Go!. Black has chosen La Internacional as his entrance music, which hasn't gone down very well with the crowd. Matt Black has the eye of the tiger tonight.

200 cm
27
280 lbs
18 - 11 - 0
192 cm
30
275 lbs
18 - 5 - 1
Good wrestling
World class boxer
Insanely flexible
Excellent grappler
World class boxer
Good gas tank

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THE END 32



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Derp Wyatt!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 18 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Matt Black!
The judges for this bout are Alec Ball, Ian Loll and Trevor Gratis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Black dives in for a single leg takedown but Wyatt sprawls and the fighters end up clinched against the cage.
Black has been working on his striking defense in training and it's paying off as Wyatt is landing a low percentage of strikes.
Wyatt waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Black.
Black fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Wyatt manages to avoid it.
Wyatt misses with a looping right.
Wyatt throws a body shot but no joy.
Black tries to drive through with a takedown attempt but Wyatt defends well and Black ends up having to push Wyatt into the cage where they will battle it out in the clinch.
Matt Black seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Black throws a predictable looking body shot
and Wyatt counters with a nice body shot.
Wyatt throws out a loose jab but Black uses good head movement to avoid it.
A little jabbing left from Black on the counter but it doesn't find it's target.
Wyatt jabbing away but nothing is landing.
We've been told by Wyatt's head coaches at soundcloud.com/spinmanfinn that he's been working on his takedown defense in preparation for this fight.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Black misses with the combination.
Wyatt displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Black throws out the jab.
Black walks into a straight right hand from Wyatt.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.

It looks like Derp Wyatt has been cut.
Black scores with a reasonable looking shot to the body. Wyatt doesn't seem bothered though.
Wyatt lands with a good body shot.
Black keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Wyatt.
Black avoids the body shot from Wyatt.
Wyatt paws at his opponent with the jab and then lunges in with a straight, right on the button.
Black connects with a body shot.
Black digs a good body shot into Wyatt's ribs.
Black misses with a straight left.
Wyatt throws a right hand that misses
and Black counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Black lands a slapping body shot.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Wyatt misses with a body shot.
Wyatt takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Black is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Wyatt rather than just go for the knockout.
Black throws out a loose jab but Wyatt uses good head movement to avoid it.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Black is defended easily by Wyatt.
Derp Wyatt has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Matt Black.
Wyatt walks into a straight right hand from Black.
Black swings widly with a right hand
and Wyatt counters with a stiff right hand.
Wyatt lands with a hook. Black tried to avoid it but it clipped the top of his head.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Wyatt jabs at Black's body.
Wyatt throws a body shot but no joy.
Black is loading up here, looking for a big counter of his own.
Wyatt cracks Black with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the cage.

That has opened up Matt Black's cut even more.
Wyatt looks to score with a jab to the body but Black is just out of range.
Black throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Wyatt stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Good standup being displayed there by Black as he connects with a hook.
Wyatt misses with a body shot.
Wyatt throws the left hand but Black avoids the punch easily.
Black looks like he wants to counter punch here.
Black looks for a takedown but Wyatt sprawls well.
Wyatt looks to score with a jab to the body but Black is just out of range.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Wyatt scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Black gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Wyatt counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

Black rushes Wyatt and presses him up against the cage.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Black jumps guard but Wyatt turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Black tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Wyatt's elbow.
Black jumps guard but Wyatt turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.

Wyatt breaks the clinch and we're back to striking at distance.
Black clobbers Wyatt with an overhand right that has the crowd gasping. That made a horrendous noise.
Black rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Wyatt moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Wyatt throws a body punch but Black moves out of range.
Wyatt throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Black lands with a straight right. Wyatt didn't see that one coming.
Black smiles there as he lands a nice right hand right on the button.
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 Derp Wyatt will probably get the nod.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's time! Wyatt's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Wyatt ducks under a wild hook from Black.
Wyatt is looking to counter punch.
Black just misses with a punch to the body.
Wyatt fakes a right and follows up with a big left that drops Black to one knee - oooooh, he's wobbly! Black looks to clinch but Wyatt throws him off and pummels him into the canvas! Black taps out under the strikes! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:16 of round 2, we have a winner by way of Submission (Strikes). Derp Wyatt!
An out of breath Derp Wyatt 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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RATING
49%

 

Event: OFC 292: Riccuito vs Hensen     
Date:   Jun 17, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Cinder Smaug and Matt Black. Black has chosen La Internacional as his entrance music. Matt Black has the better chin. Will he look to stand and bang today?

199 cm
42
253 lbs
47 - 21 - 0
192 cm
30
277 lbs
17 - 5 - 1
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

Aspire Clothing

THE END 32



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 47 wins, 21 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Cinder Smaug!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Matt Black!
The judges for this bout are Alec Ball, Ian Loll and Trevor Gratis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Smaug scores with the left hand. Black knows he should have avoided that one.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Black steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Smaug.
Smaug lands a jab-cross combination.
Black bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Smaug's head.
Black throws out a powerful jab.

It looks like Cinder Smaug has been cut.
Black dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Black connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Smaug connects with a crisp jab.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Smaug wants to land a leg kick but Black is out of range.
Smaug lunges at Black with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Black's hand.

Black clinches with his opponent.

Smaug pushes off and circles away, back to the middle of the mat.
Decent striking displayed by Black there.

Smaug closes the distance and pushes Black back into the cage.
Smaug gets double underhooks to prevent a takedown attempt from Black.
Smaug prevents a body shot from Black.
Smaug goes for a body shot but it's blocked.
The two fighters are working to gain dominance in the clinch.
Black lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black lands punches inside but they're not really causing much damage.
Smaug lands a short shot on the inside that snaps the head of Black backwards.
Black lands a right hand that snaps the head of Smaug backwards.
Smaug throws a punch but it's blocked by Black.
Black lands a nice shot to the body.
Smaug throws a head punch that misses.
Smaug stops a takedown attempt from Black.
A head punch blocked on the inside by Smaug.

Black successfully pulls guard.
Black is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Black throwing some rather feeble looking strikes off his back.
Smaug has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Black trying to control the position.
Black wants to sweep but no luck.

Black is throwing his legs up, looking for submissions. Smaug is aware though and is defending well.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Black is working for submissions here. He's thrown up his legs looking for a triangle but Smaug frees his head nicely. Oh but Black has switched to an armbar! Smaug is tapping furiously! Lovely submission there!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:23 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Triangle Armbar). Matt Black!
A relieved looking Matt Black thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
65%

 

Event: OFC 286: Luzhin vs Al Qarni II     
Date:   May 26, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black and Wabricio Ferdum. Black comes to the cage accompanied by Jackson 5 - I Want You Back. Ferdum has chosen PARIS - the devil made me do it as his entrance music. Matt Black could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Wabricio Ferdum's chin.

192 cm
30
277 lbs
16 - 5 - 1
195 cm
36
260 lbs
15 - 13 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Excellent grappler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

THE END 32

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 13 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Wabricio Ferdum!
The judges for this bout are Steve Smith, Gregory Folan and Robert Douchet.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Ferdum slips under a jab from Black.
Black throws a shot from downtown. Ferdum moves away and avoids it.
Black scores with a big left there. The judges will like that one.
A right-left combo lands from Black.
Black throws a poor cross that misses
and Ferdum counters with a three punch combination, finished off with a leg kick. Nice work.
Ferdum uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Black.
Black throws a big shot that misses.
Ferdum doesn't fully commit to the body shot counter.

Ferdum decides to change it up a bit and drives through with a nice takedown into half guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Black manages to get to full guard.
Black tries to land a sweep but no joy.
Ferdum throws a strike but Black rolls with it and manages to sweep. Now he's in guard on top.


That's one minute gone in the round.
Ferdum is trying to control the position from the bottom.

Ferdum working from the bottom, still in full guard. He's managed to get a loose triangle. Black doesn't seem to be doing much to defend here, obviously he feels comfortable in the position. Black manages to throw the legs off his shoulder and he's back into guard - no problem.
Black with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Black lands a couple of elbows.
Black lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Black tries to free his leg and advance position but Ferdum is retaining full guard.
Ferdum manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Black manages to get himself to full guard.

The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Black looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Black is trying to control the position but Ferdum postures up.

Black looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Ferdum content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Ferdum trying to control the position from guard on top but Black is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Ferdum loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Ferdum trying to control the position from guard on top but Black is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Ferdum accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.

Ferdum is sitting in close to Black's body. Black has gone for a guillotine from the bottom. Oh damn, that looks pretty tight! Ferdum is panicking - it looks like this one could be all over! Yes, Ferdum is tapping! That was a very nice submission by Black.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:49 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Guillotine). Matt Black!
Matt Black seemed lost for words in his post fight interview but he remembered to thank his fans and directed everyone to his website.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
48%

 

Event: OFC 281: Supervillains     
Date:   May 03, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black and Soul Jah. Chooooooooon! I think Black might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Jackson 5 - I Want You Back. Jah is bobbing his head along to his entrance song: Bob Marley - Buffalo Soldier. The atmosphere really building for this one as we go over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

192 cm
29
277 lbs
16 - 4 - 1
196 cm
31
250 lbs
17 - 3 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
World class MT
Granite chin

THE END 32

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Montreal, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Los Angeles, Soul Jah!
The judges for this bout are William Peck, Alec Ball and Steve Smith.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Black fails with a takedown attempt.
Jah throws a nice looking combination but Black bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Black loads up on a big right hand but Jah slips the punch.
Jah moves forwards but Black connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Black waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Jah.
Jah uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Black.
Black throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Black is defended easily by Jah.
As Black backs off Jah throws a huge counter combo but Black manages to avoid it all.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Black takes a thudding leg kick, right into the meat of the thigh.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Jah.
Jah misses with a jab, cross combination.
Black throws out a loose jab but Jah uses good head movement to avoid it.
Jah tries a quick counter leg kick but Black is wise to it.
Black misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Jah.
A jab from Black misses.
Black throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Jah follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Jah fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Black.
Black throws a sloppy body shot
and Jah connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
We've been hearing reports that Black has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Black fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Matt Black. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Black misses with an uppercut.

Black scores with a nice takedown into half guard. Let's see what he's got on the ground.
Black slips a nice elbow through Jah's hands, connecting with Jah's forehead.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Jah slips a foot under and gets full guard. Nice work.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Black is sitting in guard, working some ground and pound.
Black distracts Jah with his right hand and drops a big elbow with his other arm.
Both fighters have adopted an aggressive gameplan on the ground!
Black postures up to throw the ground and pound strikes but they don't connect.
Black keeps in close for a moment and lands a decent shot to the side of Jah's head.
Jah looking to control the pace of the fight rather than finish it.
Black working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Jah's head.
Black with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
Jah pulls Black in close to prevent any damage.
Black preventing the sweep.
Jah is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Black wants to improve his position but Jah is controlling well.
Jah stalling.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Black actively working from the bottom here.

Black looking for submissions off his back.
Black wants to get back to full guard.
Black wants to sweep but Jah has passed to side control!
Black being controlled for a moment.

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.

Jah decides to stand back up.
Jah tries to close the distance and clinch but Black swats him to one side with an open hand palm strike and circles away.
Black swings for the body but Jah moves out of range.
Jah keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Black.
Black sees a low kick coming and goes to check it, but it's actually a body kick and it thuds into his unprotected ribs.
Jah uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Black.
Black chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Jah can pounce on him.
Black 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.
Jah's jab looks to have found its range, popping Black under the eye.
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 Matt Black will probably get the nod.
That's the end of the interval. I'm sure that seemed a lot quicker than a minute for our two fighters! Back to the action.


Jah throws a head kick that looked like it stung.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Black stumbles momentarily as he takes a strong leg kick from Jah.
Jah uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Black.
A low kick from Jah is predictable there
and Black counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Black throws a big shot that misses.
A solid body kick from Jah.
Black stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.
Black avoids a kick to the body.
No joy there for Black, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Jah thinks about the counter body kick.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Black waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Jah.
Jah throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.
A jab from Black misses.
The fighters are starting to get sweaty, which will make takedowns a bit more tricky.
That's a knee to de groin and it's over and out! Black crumples to the ground after an illegal strike from Jah - the referee stops the clock and Black gets 5 minutes to recover from that one. "I'm sorry" says Jah. Black manages to get back to his feet and the fight resumes.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Donk. Jah catches Black right on the button with a cross.
Black throws a body shot but no joy.
Jah cracks the inside of Black's front leg.
Soul Jah seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Black blocks a head kick by Jah.
Jah misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Soul Jah is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Jah fakes a jab and scores with a low kick.
Jah misses with a hook.
Black seem to be loading up, looking for a big counter.
Black misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Jah.
Jah with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Black takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.
Black lunges at Jah with a hook that half lands and is half blocked by Jah's hand.
Jah slips under a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Black blocks a leg kick.
Black swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Black takes a kick to the side of the head.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Good standup being displayed there by Black as he connects with a hook.

Jah closes the distance and clinches.
Jah lands a shoulder strike.

Matt Black's cut is getting worse.

Black escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Jah walks into a straight right hand from Black.
Jah looks to land a body kick but Black moved away.
Black throws a lazy right hand but Jah sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Black keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Jah.
Black throws a big shot that misses.
Jah avoids the body shot from Black.
Jah with a hook.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Black is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Jah.
Jah dodges the punch combination from Black.
Jah misses with a half-hearted attempt at a head kick.
Jah throws a head kick but Black moves out of range.
Black was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Black walks into a straight right hand from Jah.
Jah slips under a jab from Black.
Black looks to throw the jab but Jah is out of range.
Black sets himself, and Jah steps forward looking for the clinch! Black avoids it this time.

Jah closes the distance and clinches.
Jah lands a nice looking hook to the body, against the cage.
Black tries to take the fight to the ground by pulling guard but can't manage it.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Jah lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Jah tries to work over Black's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Black gets double underhooks and manages to take the fight to the ground.

Jah is scooting his butt against the cage and has managed to get back to his feet. Black presses him back against the cage, presumably looking to take the fight back to the mat.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
A frustrated look appears on Black's face as he tries to break the clinch.
Jah unloads a knee to the mid-section. Black lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Jah lands a knee to the head.

Black breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Black misses with a hook to the body
and Jah counters with a leg kick that reverborates around the arena.
Jah throws a quick inside leg kick.
Black walks forward, straight into a front kick from Jah.
Jah lands a jab, followed by a cross and another cross, as Black backs up against the cage.
Jah throws a front kick that sends Black stumbling back into the cage.
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Sloppy strikes from Jah. Those never looked like landing.

Jah instigates a clinch.

Jah breaks the clinch.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Black throws a body shot but no joy.
Jah misses with a low kick as Black jumps back.
Jah slips a jab and a cross from Black.
Jah scores with a nice head shot.
Jah scores with a spinning back kick!
Black 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.
Black drops his hands momentarily and Jah takes advantage with a crisp shot to the head.
A good leg kick by Jah.
Jah lands a big head kick that sends Black to the canvas! Jah follows up with strikes from the mount that forces the ref to step in and stop the fight!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:45 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Soul Jah!
A relieved looking Soul Jah thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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RATING
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Event: EVO 01182017     
Date:   Jan 18, 2017

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black and Bernardo Muriel. Black comes to the cage accompanied by Bob Marley - Natural Mystic. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

192 cm
28
277 lbs
16 - 4 - 0
187 cm
32
220 lbs
21 - 12 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

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Sydney Fight Gear

Arcticus University: London



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 16 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 21 wins, 12 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Bernardo Muriel!
The judges for this bout are Donald Grub, James Glass and James Ackerman.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Muriel lands a nice hook to Black's body. Black takes it in his stride and looks to land his own strikes.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Muriel. Black shrugs it off though.
Muriel fakes the leg kick and cracks Black in the body.
Muriel works the jab nicely.

Muriel fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Black, pushing him back against the cage.
Black lands a right uppercut that snaps the head of Muriel backwards.
Black blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Black has Muriel pressed up against the cage and is working for takedown. Muriel manages to improve position though and keeps the fight standing.
Muriel misses with a hook from the clinch.
Black is looking for a takedown up against the cage. Muriel gets underhooks though and prevents the takedown attempt.
Muriel tries to work over Black's body with a swooping hook but it only glances the target.
A body shot lands from Muriel.
Muriel manages to get underhooks and slows down the pace for a moment.
Black doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Black blocks a punch to the side of the head.
Muriel misses with a hook from the clinch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Muriel throws a punch but it's blocked by Black.
Muriel throws a punch but it's blocked by Black.
Muriel using the Thai plumb to throw knees but Black has his back arched nicely, preventing the strike.
Muriel tries to throw a body punch but Black avoids it by throwing Muriel back against the cage.
Muriel misses with a knee strike.
Muriel stalling.
Muriel missing with knees to the body.
A head punch on the inside from Black fails to land.

Black breaks from the clinch.

Muriel instigates a clinch.
Muriel is looking to score with knees to the body. Maybe he'll change it up and go body then head. Black is defending well for now.
Muriel lands a nice knee to the body.

Black breaks the clinch.
Black looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Black connects with a jab.
Black misses with an uppercut. Muriel saw that one coming.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Muriel throws a sloppy head kick and Black moves out of range easily.
Black chopped to the floor by a nice leg kick but he springs right back up before Muriel can pounce on him.
Nice body punch from Black.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Black tries to keep at a distance but Muriel has taken the fight into the clinch.
A shot in the inside from Muriel.
Muriel tries to land a knee to the head but Black blocks with his arms.
Black has a body lock and is looking for a takedown. Muriel is bouncing around trying to prevent the takedown and somehow he has indeed managed to stay on his feet.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Matt Black. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Black avoiding damage as Muriel throws knees to the body.
Muriel can't find room to land a body shot as Black controls the action.

Black successfully pulls guard.
Muriel trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.

Muriel avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Muriel looking to pass the guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Black looking to control.
Black is really struggling to control Muriel but he's trying to hold on to the position.
Muriel trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Black trying to control the position.
Muriel looking to sit in guard and control but Black gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Black tries to free his leg and advance position but Muriel is retaining full guard.
Muriel preventing the ground and pound from doing any damage.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Black landing with the ground and pound.
Muriel manages to sweep nicely, so he's now on top. Black manages to get himself to full guard.

Muriel stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Black swivels though and keeps the full guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Black lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Muriel looking to control.

Black drops back looking for a heel hook - he quickly realises he's not going to get it but Muriel manages to dive on top of him before he can escape and now Black has Muriel in his guard.

Muriel wants to pass the guard but Black is keeping the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Bernardo Muriel 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.


Black displays some good footwork, moving neatly out of range as Muriel throws out the jab.
An attempted straight right counter from Black misses the target.
Muriel fails in his attempt to clinch.
Muriel moves in looking to clinch but Black pushes him off.
Black throws a hook to the side of Muriel's head but Muriel sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
A nice inside leg kick there by Muriel. That's going to slow Black down.
Black shoots in for a takedown but Muriel shows good takedown defense.
Muriel swings wildly with a hook that is half blocked by Black.
Muriel avoids the body shot from Black.
Muriel swings wildly with a right hand that was never going to find it's target.
Black blocks a jab.
Bernardo Muriel seems to be getting the better of the standup.
Muriel misses with an uppercut
and Black counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Black has his head snapped back a nice jab. A little nod from Black there as he acknowledges the shot.
Black misses with a few strikes there.
Black fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Muriel manages to avoid it.
Muriel tries to clinch but is not successful on this occasion.
Muriel blocks a jab.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Muriel delivers a nice body kick.
Muriel pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
It looked like Black was looking amped, ready to throw a big counter but didn't commit.
Matt Black is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Black takes a nasty kick to the mid section... That should keep him thinking. Does he try and block and risk a head kick landing?
Muriel stuffs the takedown attempt from Black. Black gets slowly back to his feet.
Black on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Muriel slaps away a takedown attempt from Black, before circling back to the center of the mat.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Matt Black. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Muriel is looking to clinch.
Black takes one on the button.
Black throws a body punch but Muriel moves out of range.
Black lands a powerful looking uppercut that connected with his opponent's jaw.
Black swats away the attempt to clinch by Muriel.
Black swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Muriel throws a monster uppercut resembling something out of street fighter but it doesn't land.
Muriel tests Black's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Muriel uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Black.
Some wild striking there from Black.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!

Muriel moves into the clinch successfully.
Muriel throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Black blocking some punches.

Black breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
Muriel throws an overhand right that lands on Black's shoulder, as Black tries to avoid the shot.
Muriel has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Some wild striking there from Black.
Black closes this distance looking for a takedown but Muriel circles away.

Muriel moves into the clinch.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Black tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Muriel smiles and moves away.
The step up in weight doesn't seem to be a problem for Muriel. He's performing admirably here against the bigger man.
Muriel uses good footwork to get in and out and land a nice right hand before Black has time to react.
Muriel ducks under a wild hook from Black.
Black takes a swing at Muriel's ribcage but misses.
Muriel feints and then cracks Black's leading leg with a nice low kick. He's obviously looking to slow Black down.
Muriel is looking to clinch.
Muriel lands the left hand.
Muriel tries to clinch up.
It looked like Black wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Muriel tries to clinch but fails miserably
and Black counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.

It looks like Bernardo Muriel has been cut.
The fight stays on the outside here - Muriel looks like he's thinking about clinching though.
Black connects with a good right hand that stumbles Muriel. Muriel circles away out of range and recomposes himself.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Black throws a body punch but Muriel moves out of range.
Muriel lands a right hook to the body.
Muriel slips a jab and a cross from Black.
Black swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Black catches Muriel with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
A looping hook to the body misses from Black. Muriel does a little dance to reset his feet.
Black lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Black checks a low kick from Muriel.
Black lands an overhand left. A wild punch that just about connected.
Muriel showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Black.
Muriel tries to counter with a clinch but Black shakes him off and moves away.
Muriel ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Bernardo Muriel seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Muriel slips in close and lands a nice hook before moving back out of range.
Black punishes Muriel's body with a nice straight punch.
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 Matt Black will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Bernardo Muriel's cut.
That's time! Black's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight. 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.


Black throws a looping left and ducks down for a takedown. He's got his arms around Muriel's waist but Muriel gets an underhook and avoids the takedown by throwing Black off to one side.
Muriel stooping low to avoid any incoming strikes and then lunges in with an uppercut come cross that lands flush.

Muriel rushes Black and presses him up against the cage.
Muriel lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Muriel tried to land a shot to the body but connects with Black's elbow.

Black manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Muriel's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Muriel is looking to stand up but Black won't let him.
Black keeping full guard, as Muriel tries to pass.

Black escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Muriel gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Muriel slips nicely into half guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Muriel uses his free foot to push down on Black's thigh. Eventually he works his other foot free and he's advanced to mount - this is trouble for Black.
Muriel sitting in mount, just looking to control for the moment.
Black is working to get back to half guard.

Muriel goes for an armbar but he's not got it… Black turns into him and now he's in Muriel's guard.

Black decides to stand up and beckons his opponent to follow.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Black looks to land a combination but Muriel avoids it well.
Muriel follows through with a counter body kick but it doesn't land.
Muriel tries a head kick but it misses.
Muriel throws a mid kick that lands with a slap.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Bernardo Muriel seems to be working more effectively in the clinch in the fight so far.
Muriel swings away with an uppercut that misses.

Black gets control of Muriel's arms and successfully pulls guard. Black will no doubt be looking for submissions off his back.
Matt Black overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Muriel trying to control the position from guard on top but Black is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Black has a closed guard, preventing anything of note from happening. Perhaps he's looking to stall.
Black is trying to control the position from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Muriel trying to control the position from guard on top but Black is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Muriel tries to free his leg and advance position but Black is retaining full guard.
If this pace continues, the referee will definitely step in and force a standup.

Black throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Black is on top in guard.


Muriel escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Black gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A big thud reverberates around the arena there as Black accidentally thumps the mat. Hopefully he's not broken his hand.
Muriel wants to control but instead he gets his guard passed and Black is now in half guard.
Black working over Muriel with some ground and pound. Muriel looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
Black lands with an elbow from half guard - that looked like it hurt.
Black is pressing down on Muriel's thigh, looking to free his foot. Muriel is holding on for now.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Black sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Muriel defending well though.

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 Matt Black.
I think Black 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 Donald Grub scores the fight 29:29
Judge James Glass scores the fight 29:28
Judge James Ackerman scores the fight 28:30

The fight is ruled a draw!
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hype
A | B
pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
48%

 

Event: EVO 274: Hess vs Veide     
Date:   Oct 26, 2016

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black and Sam Jetstrean. Black comes to the cage accompanied by Bob Marley - Natural Mystic. Matt Black could well score a knockout today. He has the power to get to Sam Jetstrean's chin.

192 cm
27
277 lbs
15 - 4 - 0
192 cm
25
245 lbs
5 - 2 - 0
Abu Dhabi Champ
Excellent boxer
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent MT
Good gas tank

THE END 32
Sydney Fight Gear

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 15 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Sam Jetstrean!
The judges for this bout are Andrew Berry, Donald Grub and Paul Tew.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
A head kick from Jetstrean lands but Black takes it in his stride.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Jetstrean throws a head kick that misses.
Jetstrean scores with a hook to the body. Black takes a step back and tries to catch his breath.
Jetstrean throws a sloppy head kick and Black moves out of range easily.
It looked like Black wanted to counter with a hook but didn't fully commit.
Black bobs and weaves and throws out a fast jab that snaps Jetstrean's head backwards.

It looks like Sam Jetstrean has been cut.
Black misses with a telegraphed body shot
and Black takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.
Nice shot lands for Jetstrean.

Black fakes an overhand right and shoots for a takedown. Jetstrean sprawls well initially but Black persists and gets the takedown into half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Jetstrean is looking to regain full guard. Not this time though.
Jetstrean 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.
Black throwing shots but Jetstrean is blocking nicely.
Jetstrean trying to control from the bottom.
Black throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.

Black is thinking about going for an arm triangle but he can't free his leg.
Jetstrean preventing any damage for now, controlling his opponent's head.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Jetstrean's head.
Black prevents Jetstrean from standing back up.
Black 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.
Jetstrean won't allow Black to pass to mount.
Black not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Black is trying to control. Jetstrean wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Black not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
Black working some ground and pound from close in. He's looking to maintain this position and strike for a while by the looks of things... although he'll probably advance to full mount in a minute now I've said that.
Black moves nicely into side control.
Jetstrean is not content to let Black control the position.
Jetstrean parries the strikes from Black easily there. Black is wary of posturing up too much because it might enable Jetstrean to escape.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Jetstrean is trying to get back to half guard.

Black working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Jetstrean tries to bench press Black off him but Black keeps the position.
Jetstrean struggling a bit here.
Black advances to mount.
Jetstrean takes a big shot to the head but keeps on trying to improve his position.
Jetstrean avoids a series of strikes thrown by Black.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Black throwing strikes here but Jetstrean is writhing around nicely and avoiding any serious damage.
Jetstrean working to try and regain half guard.
Black with shots to the head and body - Jetstrean looks very uncomfortable down there.
Black controlling from the full mount.
Black throwing sloppy strikes, which aren't doing any damage.
Jetstrean gets back to half guard.
Black thumps the canvas. Not on purpose obviously - he just missed Jetstrean's head.
Black missing with some ground and pound from the half guard.
Black working over Jetstrean with some ground and pound. Jetstrean looks like he wants out of this position, which is understandable.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Black connects with a nice short shot to Jetstrean's temple.
Jetstrean blocking the ground and pound attempt from Black.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Black not landing any meaningful shots this time.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Black thows a huge punch but Jetstrean dodges it nicely.
Jetstrean blocking the ground and pound attempt from Black.
The two fighters exchange a few words. I couldn't hear what they were saying but maybe it's more fun if you make it up yourself. Black connects with a nice short shot to Jetstrean's temple.

Black is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Jetstrean defends it well.
Black missing with the ground and pound from half guard.
Black throwing shots but Jetstrean is blocking nicely.
Black not throwing his punches with enough precision this time.
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!

Black is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Jetstrean sees it coming and defends easily.
The referee walks around the fighters to get a better view of the action. Black lands a nice short elbow.

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

Matt Black dominated that round.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
That's time! Back to the action!


Jetstrean throws a jab when Black was well out of range.
Good work by Black as he checks the leg kick.
Jetstrean throws a head kick that misses.
Jetstrean tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Black was well out of range. Poor timing from Jetstrean.
Jetstrean throws a lazy body kick
and Black cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Black throws a series of punches but Jetstrean moves out of range.
Jetstrean appears to be waiting to throw a counter punch to the body.
Jetstrean lands with a cross to side of his opponent's head.
Matt Black is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Jetstrean lands with a slapping head kick.

Matt Black's cut is getting worse.
Jetstrean throws a head kick that misses
and Black counters with a lovely shot to the body.
Jetstrean misses with a right hand

and Black counters with a combination of strikes to the head and body that crumple Jetstrean!

Jetstrean is rocked!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Black is looking for an arm triangle, whilst trying to pass to side control. Jetstrean doesn't seem that keen to cooperate though. No luck this time Black.
Jetstrean is still in real trouble! Can Black finish him?
Black lands a big elbow from half guard. That looks like it's hurt Jetstrean quite badly. Jetstrean pulls Black in close trying to recover. Black postures up and lands two really hard shots that put Jetstrean on queer street! The ref takes a look and decides to call an end to the fight! Possibly an early stoppage but Jetstrean doesn't seem to be complaining too much.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 0:58 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Matt Black!
An out of breath Matt Black 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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pop
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FIGHT
RATING
51%

 

Event: Infinity: Live Wire     
Date:   Aug 24, 2016

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Hessu Suihkija and Matt Black. Suihkija comes to the cage accompanied by Limp Bizkit - Break Stuff . Black is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Bob Marley - Natural Mystic. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

198 cm
35
209 lbs
8 - 15 - 0
192 cm
26
277 lbs
14 - 4 - 0
Good wrestling
Lethal high kicks
Cardio machine
Powerful takedowns
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

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THE END 32



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Hessu Suihkija!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Matt Black!
The judges for this bout are Ben Zyskovitsi, Marco Blurström and Johanna Lukiainen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Black slaps away a takedown attempt from Suihkija, before circling back to the center of the mat.
Suihkija throws a combination but comes up with nothing but fresh air.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Suihkija.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Black! But no joy.
Black lands a two punch combo.

It looks like Hessu Suihkija has been cut.
Suihkija throws a combination that misses
and Black counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

Suihkija changes levels and drives through with a really nice takedown into side control. Black looks really pissed at himself for not defending that better.
Black is looking to regain half guard here but Suihkija keeps moving and retains 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!
Black wants to control but Suihkija postures up.
Suihkija is looking to take a break and control but Black is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Suihkija lands a nice forearm strike.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black manages to get back to half guard.
Suihkija winds up and cracks Black with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Black moves his hips nicely and gets into full guard.
Suihkija controls from within his opponent's guard.

Black looking for submissions from the bottom here. Moving his hips around, possibly looking for an armbar.
Suihkija trying to control but Black is working from the bottom.

Suihkija stands and steps away. Black gets to his feet too and we're back to the striking game.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Black moves out of range of the leg kick from Suihkija.
Black closes the distance and clinches up with Suihkija, looking for a takedown. Black pushes Suihkija against the cage but Suihkija circles to the side and manages to break the clinch.
Black missing with a left hand there. Suihkija was out of range so wasted energy throwing that one.

Black tries to sprawl but Suihkija drives through with a takedown into half guard.
Black wants to improve his position but Suihkija is controlling well.

Black actively working from the bottom here.
Black trying to control from the bottom.
Suihkija throwing shots but Black is blocking nicely.
Black pushes Suihkija off looking to stand but Suihkija dives back in and keeps control.
Black is controlling Suihkija's position as best he can from this difficult position.
Suihkija is looking to take a break and control but Black is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

Suihkija seems to be looking for submissions.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Black is trying to stand.
Black is looking to control Suihkija's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Black avoid being mounted?

Black looking for submissions off his back.
Suihkija throwing shots but Black is blocking nicely.

Black is looking to sinch up a guillotine here but Suihkija pulls his head out easily.
Suihkija with a momentary lay and pray from half guard.

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.

Black actively working from the bottom here.

Black actively working from the bottom here.
Black is looking to improve his position.
Suihkija slows the pace down in half guard.

The referee has decided to stand the fighters back up, so we'll restart on the feet.
Suihkija shoots in for a takedown - he's clinched up with Black but Black pushes him off and we're back to square one.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hessu Suihkija. That's going to take a lot out of him.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Suihkija misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
Black looks to land a body kick but Suihkija moved away.
Black steps to the side to avoid the strikes from Suihkija.
Hessu Suihkija seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Black looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
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 Hessu Suihkija will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Hessu Suihkija's cut.
OK. That's time! The bell goes and we're back to the action.


Suihkija with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Suihkija looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Hessu Suihkija is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Black throws a sloppy head kick and Suihkija moves out of range easily.
A head kick misses from Black.
Black's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Black duly obliges.
Black shoots in for a takedown but Suihkija shows good takedown defense.
Nice takedown defense from Black. No joy for Suihkija on that attempt.
Suihkija shoots in for a double leg but Black sprawls well. That's going to sap some energy.
A telegraphed takedown attempt from Suihkija is defended easily by Black.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Hessu Suihkija. That's going to take a lot out of him.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Suihkija tried to score with a low kick but Black checks it.
It seemed like Black was going to counter with the hook but didn't fully commit to it.
Suihkija takes a jab on the nose. He smiles like he loves it and keeps coming.
Suihkija fails miserably with a takedown attempt.
Black is clearly trying to counter these attacks from Suihkija with a body shot.
Black tries to clinch up against the cage, rushing in to close the distance. Suihkija manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Matt Black seems to be getting the better of the standup.

Black shoots in for a takedown and gets it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black sitting in half guard, looking to land shots. Suihkija defending well though.
Suihkija taking some punishment here, with Black in his half guard.
Suihkija is looking to control Black's leg but it's slowly edging free. Can Suihkija avoid being mounted?
Black throwing shots but they're hitting the canvas more than the man.
Black throwing punches and elbows but they're not doing any damage.
Suihkija avoiding damage under a succession of punches from Black.
Black not landing any meaningful shots this time.
Black is trying to control. Suihkija wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Suihkija works his way to full guard. Good work.
Black trying to control the position from guard on top but Suihkija is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Black postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.
Black wants to control from the top but Suihkija keeps moving.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Black with a couple of shots to the head there. Not particularly brutal.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Black stands up and waves to Suihkija to follow him.
Black has been the more effective fighter overall so far.
Black keeps the fight standing with a nice sprawl.
Black dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Suihkija takes one to the chin there.
Suihkija tries to score a power double leg takedown but Black sees that one coming and sprawls well. That will dishearten Suihkija somewhat.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.
Black slips a jab and a cross from Suihkija.
Black throws a counter combo.
Suihkija throws a body kick but he wasn't in range.
Suihkija throws a head kick that misses and slips in the process. He scrambles back to his feet and the fighters circle.

Suihkija fakes with an overhand right and moves in to clinch with Black, pushing him back against the cage.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Suihkija wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Black drops down for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Black stalling in the clinch but Suihkija improves position.

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

Black gets caught flat footed, as Suihkija shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.

Suihkija decides to stand up and beckons his opponent to follow.
Suihkija looks for a takedown but Black sprawls well.
Despite the aggression on Black's face he doesn't fully commit to the counter.

Black shoots in and gets a takedown into Suihkija's guard.
Black throwing strikes but missing.
Hessu Suihkija overall seems to be getting the better of the ground position in the fight so far.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Black's corner. There ya go! There ya go!

Hessu Suihkija's cut is getting worse.
Suihkija working a defensive guard here.
Black throwing strikes but missing.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Black lands a couple of digs.

Hessu Suihkija's cut is bleeding quite badly. He's got to try and protect it.
Black throwing strikes from guard but Suihkija blocks nicely.
Suihkija keeping moving, preventing Black from controlling successfully.
Black is in a good position here but he's just trying to control... And he's not even managing to do that successfully.
Black postures up and lands some nice ground and pound.

The referee calls the doctor in to look at Hessu Suihkija's cut. Oh no, the doctor has called an end to the bout!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 4:56 of round 2, we have a winner by way of TKO (Cut). Matt Black!
A very excited looking Matt Black made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
In defeat, Hessu Suihkija stepped up to the mic, saying 'Got the number of that bus?'.
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G S C G energy
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hype
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pop
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mgr
A | B
FIGHT
RATING
34%

 

Event: Infinity: Bottoms UP     
Date:   Jul 10, 2016

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Eric Cartmen and Matt Black. Cartmen comes into the arena with Eric Cartman - Come Sail Away blaring out of the sound system. Black has chosen Bob Marley - Natural Mystic as his entrance music. Both fighters look fresh as a daisy as they make their way towards the cage.

181 cm
27
210 lbs
14 - 10 - 0
192 cm
26
277 lbs
14 - 3 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Excellent boxer
Insanely flexible
Powerful takedowns
Decent boxing
Good gas tank

The Empire Clothing and Laundry

THE END 32



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Eric Cartmen!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Matt Black!
The judges for this bout are Tarja Halkonen, Marco Blurström and Roosa Järviläinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Black forces Cartmen back against the cage and clinches.
Black blocks a knee to the body. He'll have a nicely bruised forearm in the morning.
Cartmen lands a knee to the body.
Black is working for a takedown up against the cage. He can't get it on this occasion though.
Black jumps guard but Cartmen turns him against the cage and keeps the fight standing.
Cartmen blocking some punches.

Black manages to pull guard. Let's see whether he can land a sub off his back.
Black is controlling Cartmen's posture.
Cartmen has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Cartmen wants to control from the top but Black keeps moving.
Cartmen engaging in some classic timewasting tactics.

Black escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Cartmen gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cartmen showing good wrestling skills to control the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black trying to keep a closed guard but Cartmen is proving a slippery customer.

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

Black has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Cartmen can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.
Cartmen is stalling in the full guard.
Cartmen won't allow Black to sweep him here.

Black throwing his legs up looking for a triangle.

Black looking for submissions from the bottom but instead Cartmen passes into side control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
You can see the frustration on Black's face, being in this tough position on the bottom.
Black tries to bench press Cartmen off him but Cartmen keeps the position.
Black is trying to control Cartmen's posture but Cartmen avoids it.
Black prevents Cartmen from moving into mount.
Black can't do much from the bottom here.
Cartmen trying to control the action but Black is working from the bottom.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cartmen advances nicely into full mount.
Black is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Cartmen wants to take Black's back but he can't do it this time.
Cartmen trying to control but Black is having none of it.
Black really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Cartmen avoids the attempt from Black to control.
Cartmen controlling from the full mount.
Black wants to hold on but Cartmen pushes him away.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Black really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
Black is writhing around trying to get back to his feet.
Cartmen prevents Black from getting the reversal.
Cartmen content just to control the position here.
Black tries to hold on but Cartmen pushes him away.
Cartmen trying to control but he's not successful this time.
Black is working to get back to half guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Cartmen looking to control but Black is working nicely, looking to advance position himself.
Black prevents Cartmen from taking his back.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Cartmen dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Black throws the kick towards the body but Cartmen avoids it.
Cartmen throws a leg kick but Black sees it coming and checks it nicely.
Black looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Cartmen is fending him off so far but Black persists. Nope, Cartmen circles away and we're back to standing.
Cartmen looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Cartmen throws a nice looking combination but Black bobs and weaves to avoid any damage.
Black lets it all go there with a big combo counter but none of the punches connected.
Black with a hook.
Black rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Cartmen moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Cartmen connects with a leg kick. He turned his hip over nicely there.
Black tries to land a leg kick but Cartmen saw it coming and moves away.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Black pushes Cartmen up against the cage in a clinch.
Black tries for a takedown. No joy.
Cartmen misses the knee to the body. Nice hip positioning from Black.
Black tries for a takedown. No joy.
Eric Cartmen has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Matt Black.
Black is working for takedown but Cartmen is calmly controlling the position for now.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black tries for a takedown. No joy.
Cartmen keeps the fight in the clinch, despite Black's efforts to push away.
Black misses with a body punch.
Cartmen managing to block the knees to the body from Black.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Cartmen.
Cartmen with the Thai clinch, lands a knee to the head.
Black doesn't land with the attempted body shot.
Black is working on a leg, looking for a takedown but Cartmen is defending well.
Black is breathing heavily.
Black jumps guard but his hands slip and he falls flat on his back. Well, he's made himself look a right mug there, as Cartmen walks away with a smile on his face. Black gets slowly back to his feet and shakes his head.
Black looks to throw a body kick
and Cartmen cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Black has his front leg slapped to the side - a nice low kick landing there from Cartmen.

Black has managed to clinch.
Cartmen lands a damaging elbow.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Cartmen with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
Black tries to pull guard but can't drag his opponent to the mat. Cartmen just stands there and leans against the cage.
Cartmen connects with a knee to the head.
Black misses with a punch on the inside.
Cartmen lands with a short head shot on the inside.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Black goes for a takedown attempt but Cartmen pushes him away and we're back to fighting at a distance.
Cartmen throws a sloppy head kick and Black moves out of range easily.
Cartmen keeps Black at a distance using the push kick.
Black misses with a body kick.
Cartmen moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Black shoots in looking for a takedown. Cartmen tries to sprawl out of it but Black keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Cartmen manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.

Black instigates a clinch.
Cartmen working Black over with knees to the body.
Cartmen prevents a takedown attempt there.

Black escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Matt Black seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Cartmen dodges the punch combination from Black.

Black gets a clinch.
Black throws a head punch that misses.
A nice right hand lands inside from Cartmen.
Cartmen stops a takedown attempt from Black.
Cartmen lands a knee to the body.
Cartmen throws a hook to the body. More of an arm punch but it's all scoring with the judges.
Cartmen is working Black over against the cage.
Cartmen unloads a knee to the mid-section. Black lets out a prehistoric sounding urrrrgh.
Cartmen leaning his opponent against the cage.
Black struggles to land a body shot inside as Cartmen controls his hands.
Cartmen gets an overhook and lands an elbow to the side of the head.
Cartmen with the Thai clinch. He's looking to land a big knee but he's not managed it this time.
A right handed body shot lands from Cartmen.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Cartmen lands a knee to the head there! That was nasty!
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Cartmen lands on the inside with an uppercut.
Cartmen scores with a nice hook to the head.
Cartmen stalling the fight.
Cartmen'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.
Kneeeeees! The crowd are calling for knees to the body. Cartmen obliges.
Cartmen'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.
Knees to the body from Cartmen.
An uppercut to the body lands inside from Cartmen.
Cartmen is really dominating this fight. Is there anything that Black can do to turn this around?
Black is trying to pull guard but Cartmen has him pressed against the cage.
Cartmen scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Cartmen lands a hook to the body. It's hard to tell if that hurt Black or not.
Cartmen pushes Black back against the cage and lands a hook to the side of the head.
Cartmen will no doubt start fighting again in a minute but for now he's just having a little rest, leaning Black up against the cage.
A short right from Cartmen on the inside.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Eric Cartmen dominated that second round.
The cut man is working on Matt Black's cut.
That's time! Back to the action! This is the final round!


Cartmen is looking to slow Black down with leg kicks.
A nice inside leg kick there by Cartmen. That's going to slow Black down.
Black connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Cartmen throws a body kick that sends a sickening thudding noise reverberating around the arena.
Nice uppercut there from Cartmen.
Cartmen throws a front kick that sends Black stumbling back into the cage.
Black shoots in but Cartmen avoids the takedown attempt easily.
Black misses with a combination

and Cartmen counters by clinching up.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Cartmen stalling.
Black letting Cartmen take a breather here.
The crowd are getting pretty annoyed with Cartmen for his constant stalling in the clinch and are voicing their displeasure.
Black is looking to take this one to the mat.
Black changes levels and goes for a takedown here. Cartmen fights it off and pushes away nicely.
Eric Cartmen has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Matt Black.
Black takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.

That's one minute gone in the round.

The fight moves into the clinch position.
Cartmen lands a body shot.
Cartmen is trying to wear down his opponent with knees to the body.
Knees in the clinch landing for Cartmen.
Black takes an elbow to the forehead.
Black takes a knee right on the jaw!
Black has hold of a leg and is looking for a trip takedown. Cartmen avoids it nicely though and we remain in the clinch.
Cartmen avoiding damage.
It really doesn't seem like the step up in weight is hurting Cartmen here at all. He's more than holding his own against the bigger man.
Cartmen lands a nice shot to the body.
Cartmen lands with a good tight uppercut to the head.
Black tries to jump guard but he falls flat on his backside. Cartmen smiles and moves away.
Cartmen with a jab.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Cartmen moves into range and lands a nice body kick.
Eric Cartmen is winning the standup battle so far.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Cartmen tries a head kick but it misses.
Whack! Cartmen lands a heavy head kick that drops Black. The ref tackles Cartmen to stop the fight - a great save by the referee because Black was done.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:21 of round 3, we have a winner by way of TKO (Head Kick). Eric Cartmen!
Eric Cartmen decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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hype
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pop
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mgr
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FIGHT
RATING
56%

 

Event: Infinity: Tortured Souls     
Date:   Jun 12, 2016

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black and Jamezdin Shraf. Black comes to the cage accompanied by Bob Marley - Natural Mystic. Shraf comes into a darkened arena with his song building. O.C. - time's up kicks in, the lights come on and the crowd goes wild! What a showman! These two fighters really are very evenly matched on the feet - it will be fascinating to see who can assert themselves in that aspect of the fight.

192 cm
26
277 lbs
14 - 2 - 0
190 cm
28
212 lbs
17 - 14 - 0
Powerful takedowns
Solid boxing
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

THE END 32

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 14 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 17 wins, 14 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Jamezdin Shraf!
The judges for this bout are Roosa Järviläinen, Tarja Halkonen and Johanna Lukiainen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Black gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Shraf counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Black looks to have improved his striking defense since last time we saw him fight.
Good exchange - Shraf coming out on top.
Black tests Shraf's chin there with a solid looking shot.
A punch combination from Black misses.
Shraf 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.
Shraf connects with a hook to the side of his opponent's head.
Shraf throws a hook to the side of Black's head but Black sees it coming and ducks under it beautifully.
Decent striking displayed by Shraf there.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Black scores with a nice looking left hook and follows it up with an uppercut!
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Boom, another hit is landed. "You're gunna get knocked out" taunts Shraf, as that shot connected.

Black moves into the clinch successfully.
Black misses with a punch on the inside.
Black tries to break the clinch but Shraf is controlling the position.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Shraf 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.
Shraf wants to break free but Black has control.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Shraf wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.

Shraf escapes the clinch and we're back to striking.
Shraf lands a glancing blow to the side of Black's head.
Jamezdin Shraf is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Shraf misses with an uppercut.
Black fakes high and shoots in for a takedown but Shraf avoids it really well and circles away.
Black shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Shraf counters with a good right hand that lands right on the jaw.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Matt Black. That's going to take a lot out of him.

Black gets a takedown into half guard.
Shraf manages to get to full guard.

Shraf 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.

Black avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Shraf wants to sweep here but Black controlling him for the moment.
Black loading up with the ground and pound but he's missing more than he's landing in this flurry.
Black advances position into side control!
This has been an exciting period of action!
Black scores with punches from side control.
Black throwing shots but missing, from side control.
Black lands a knee to the body and follows it up with some ground and pound to the head. That will wear Shraf down.
Black is chipping away with strikes.
Black tries to score with some ground and pound. Shraf controls his posture well this time though and the shots don't do any damage.
Shraf tries to buck Black off but Black is having none of it.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
An elbow from Black crashes against the mat.
Shraf is moving his hips around well on the bottom and has managed to get back to half guard.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Black winds up and cracks Shraf with a swinging punch to the side of the head.
Black 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.
Black tries to stand and escape but Shraf actually recovers to full guard.
Black throwing strikes but missing.
Shraf has momentary wrist control but Black slips an elbow through the middle.
There's a bit of a scramble here and now Shraf is on top in guard.

Black is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.


Black seems to be trying to get a kimura but instead Shraf has recovered full guard.
Shraf looking to control.
Black trying to control but Shraf is working from the bottom.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Shraf is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Black working in close now, lands a nice elbow to the side of Shraf's head.
Shraf is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Black works over Shraf with some ground and pound from guard.
Black content to strike from guard, landing some decent shots.
Shraf is working the butterfly guard. He manages to land a nice scissor sweep and is now in half guard on the top. Nice move.

Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Black looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Black trying to keep hold of his opponent's head but Shraf manages to pass to mount!
Black really trying hard to get back to half guard here.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

That was a close round but I would say that Matt Black will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Matt Black's cut.
That's time! Black's corner gives him a slap on the ass as he gets ready to fight.


Shraf scores with a jab. Black acknowledges it with a nod of the head.
Black with a poor takedown
and Shraf cracks him with a counter punch right on the button.
Shraf misses with a jab, cross combination.
Black was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Shraf scores with a body shot.
Black works Shraf's body with a nice hook.
Shraf throws an off balance right hand
enabling Black to counter with a crisp jab.
Black fails with the takedown
enabling Shraf to counter with a crisp jab.
Shraf might want to mix his strikes up a bit more. He's just going for head shots at the moment and that can become a bit predictable.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Black fails with a takedown attempt from distance.
That's three failed takedown attempts in the round for Matt Black. That's going to take a lot out of him.
Black moves in looking to clinch but Shraf pushes him off.
Black jabs Shraf right on the nose. Shraf blinks but takes it well.
Shraf stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Shraf wants it to stay on the feet.

That's one minute gone in the round.
No joy there for Shraf, who threw a few shots but didn't land.
Shraf circles away from the clinch attempt.
A jab from Shraf misses.
Black moves out of range of the strikes.
Black shoots in looking for a takedown but Shraf manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Black's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Shraf swats away the attempt to clinch by Black.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Shraf! But no joy.
Black misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.
As Black backs off Shraf throws a huge counter combo but Black manages to avoid it all.
Matt Black is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Black is looking to clinch but Shraf is avoiding it.
Shraf connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Shraf tests Black's chin there with a solid looking shot.
Shraf slips a jab and a cross from Black.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Black looks to score with a jab to the body but Shraf is just out of range.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Shraf! But no joy.
Shraf takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Black changes levels and looks for a double leg takedown. Shraf tries to avoid it but Black manages to keep hold of a leg and drag Shraf to the ground. Shraf escapes though and pops straight back up to his feet.

Black has closed the distance and engaged Shraf in a clinch.

Shraf's corner calls for him to break the clinch, which he does.
A telegraphed right hand from Black misses the target.
We've seen a great period of action over the last minute or so - credit to both fighters for going all out!
Black takes one on the chin but keeps coming.
Black takes a jab right on the nose. That must have hurt but he shrugs his shoulders and looks to return the favor.
Shraf throws a looping overhand right but Black ducks down to avoid it.
Shraf connects with a looping left hand that seems like it dazed Black momentarily.
Shraf bobbing and weaving, closes the distance and lands a hook to the side of Black's head.
Shraf scores with a body shot.
Shraf throws a good cross that connects.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Black shoots in for a takedown but doesn't get it.
Black walks straight into a jab right on the nose. That one stung - he's blinking and trying to clear his head.
A punch combination from Black misses.
Nice uppercut there from Shraf.
A really sloppy takedown attempt there from Black.
Black looks shocked there as he takes a right hand to the temple.

Black is rocked!
Shraf moves in close and cracks Black with a massive right hand! Black, frozen momentarily in time, tumbles to the canvas, already out cold! A brutal knockout by Shraf!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:49 of round 2, we have a winner by way of KO (Punch). Jamezdin Shraf!
Jamezdin Shraf decided to thank the fans in attendance for making a great atmosphere. It seemed to go down pretty well.
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pop
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RATING
59%

 

Event: Infinity: Gods of Pain     
Date:   Apr 30, 2016

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black and Diamond Dollar. Black comes to the cage accompanied by George Browne - Calypso Mambo. Diamond Dollar 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!

192 cm
25
277 lbs
13 - 2 - 0
190 cm
26
276 lbs
9 - 5 - 0
Powerful takedowns
Solid boxing
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Great elbows
Good gas tank

THE END 32

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 13 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Diamond Dollar!
The judges for this bout are Marco Blurström, Ben Zyskovitsi and Arvi Lind.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Dollar throws a wild body kick that Black sees coming a mile off.
Black looks to clinch
and Dollar counters with a good low kick that Black was not able to check.

Dollar drives through and clinches with Black against the cage.
Dollar stalling here - the referee won't stand for too much of that.

Black has moved round to his opponent's back and is looking for a suplex! Oh snap! He's tossed Dollar clear over his head and slammed him to the mat!
Black punches the canvas rather than the man.
Black is not going to allow Dollar to sit and survive in this position.

Black looking for the RNC.
Dollar covering up well under a barage of strikes.
Dollar is really stuck here.
Black thows a huge left but connects with the canvas and not his opponent.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!

Dollar showing good submission defense here.
Dollar rolls, trying to escape but Black keeps control of the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Dollar breaks Black's hooks off and manages to turn into his guard.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:29 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Armbar). Matt Black!
A very excited looking Matt Black made sure he remembered to thank all the fans both in the arena and on the internet. He said all the coolest people spend all day on MMA websites, which got a big reaction.
Diamond Dollar was interviewed post fight and said 'I have nothing to say. Sh*t just didn't work tonight, but im a champion inside and I will bounce back stronger. Mouse, where ever your hiding. Your my comeback fight. Get me the papers, and i'll sign for the fight right this second!'.
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hype
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pop
A | B
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FIGHT
RATING
70%

 

Event: Infinity: Indestructible     
Date:   Mar 30, 2016

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black and Robert Nealson. Black kept the crowd waiting but all that was forgotten when his ring entrance music started. The incomparable musical genius that is George Browne - Calypso Mambo. Well, the cameraman is lingering on a pretty young lady for a bit too long there. Keep your eyes on the prize buddy or you'll miss the fighter intros!

192 cm
25
277 lbs
12 - 2 - 0
225 cm
33
290 lbs
12 - 5 - 0
Powerful takedowns
Solid boxing
Cardio machine
BJJ Brown Belt
Decent boxing
Powerful

THE END 32

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 12 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Robert Nealson!
The judges for this bout are Roosa Järviläinen, Arvi Lind and Johanna Lukiainen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Nealson defending well as Black loads up on a big left hand.
Black shoots in looking for a takedown but Nealson manages to keep the fight standing, pushing Black's face into the canvas for good measure before circling away.
Nealson shoots in but doesn't get the takedown
and Black counters with a crisp hook to the side of the head.
Black misses with a hook. Nealson ducked under it nicely.

The fight moves into the clinch position.

Black tightens his grip and picks Nealson up, before dumping him to the ground. Nealson manages to land in guard.

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

Nealson is looking for a triangle but Black pushes his legs off easily.
Hammerfist, elbow! yells Black's corner. There ya go! There ya go!
Nealson looking to control.
Black passes into half guard.

Nealson looking to work for a kimura from the bottom.
Black wants to take a breather but Nealson is having none of it.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black is looking to pass the guard... He's managed it - he's now in full mount!
Black scores with a couple of good head shots there.
Black is in the full mount, landing strikes.

Nealson is rocked!
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Black with the ground and pound from mount.
Nealson is still in real trouble! Can Black finish him?
Nealson is desperately trying to get back to half guard.
Black drops a big elbow. That's hurt Nealson! More shots from Black and the ref steps in! The fight is over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:48 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Matt Black!
A relieved looking Matt Black thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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pop
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manager
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FIGHT
RATING
61%

 

Event: Infinity: Berzerker     
Date:   Feb 10, 2016

Coming up we have a heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black and Sam Winchester. Black comes to the cage accompanied by George Browne - Calypso Mambo. Matt Black had a look across the cage there at his opponent. He definitely means business

192 cm
24
277 lbs
11 - 2 - 0
194 cm
22
235 lbs
4 - 2 - 0
Powerful takedowns
Solid boxing
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Good low kicks
Good gas tank

THE END 32
Zenith Nutrition (160q)

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 11 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Helsinki, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Amsterdam, Sam Winchester!
The judges for this bout are Tarja Halkonen, Ben Zyskovitsi and Matti Vanhoillinen.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Winchester takes the fight into the clinch.
Winchester tries a knee to the head but he's missed.
The fighters are pressed against the cage, as the pace of the fight slows.
Winchester landing knees to the head.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Black fails to pull the fight into his guard.

Black lands a takedown into guard.
Black is taking a break and basically stalling. The referee will not allow him to do that for long.
Winchester keeping moving, preventing Black from controlling successfully.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Black throws a big right hand that misses.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black's corner is telling him to maintain position.
Black trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Black is intent on slowing down the pace of the fight, simply looking to control.
Black tries to free his leg and advance position but Winchester is retaining full guard.

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

Black shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Winchester is trying to defend but Black finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Black wants to take a breather but Winchester is having none of it.
Winchester won't allow Black to pass to mount.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Black is trying to control. Winchester wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Winchester keeping hold of Black's head, controlling as best he can.
The referee calls for the fighters to work.
The referee is asking the fighters to pick up the pace.

Black decides to stand up and try his luck on the feet.

Black shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Winchester is trying to defend but Black finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Winchester has no desire to be mounted, so is trying to control. Black is working away from the top position though.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Black wants to control but Winchester is keeping him busy.

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

Ladies and gentlemen, after 3:41 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Matt Black!
An out of breath Matt Black 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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FIGHT
RATING
32%

 

Event: GKNY 35 - Hilton Vs. Glozman     
Date:   Nov 07, 2015

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Boy Nelson and Matt Black. Black is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Shine Bright like a Diamond. Both fighters really staring each other down here, as Matt Black enters the cage!

188 cm
20
240 lbs
2 - 3 - 0
192 cm
23
277 lbs
10 - 2 - 0
BJJ Purple Belt
Solid boxing
Good chin
BJJ Brown Belt
Counter fighter
Good gas tank

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Zenith Nutrition (160q)



Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 2 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Boy Nelson!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Matt Black!
The judges for this bout are Bruno Lombardi, Franklyn Lucas and Columbo Gatti.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Black throws a shot from downtown. Nelson moves away and avoids it.
A punch combination from Nelson misses.
Nelson throws a combination that misses

and Black decides to take the opportunity to score a takedown. He's landed in Nelson's guard.
Black stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Nelson swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Black wants to control from the top but Nelson keeps moving.
Nelson wants to stand and escape but Black is having none of it.
Black slips effortlessly into side control - very nice.
The referee asks Black politely if he wouldn't mind getting on with it and actually doing something. Black prefers to stall for the moment though.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
It looks like Black might be adopting somewhat of a lay and pray gameplan here, which I'm sure won't go down too well with the paying fans in attendance... Or the ring announcers come to think of it.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.

Black tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.

Black decides to stand back up.
Nelson could do with losing a few pounds - he looks very soft around the mid section, to put it politely.
Black fails in his attempt to clinch.
Boy Nelson seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Nelson fakes with a right hand and throws a good leg kick, right into the thigh. That had to hurt Black.
Boy Nelson is looking to keep the fight on the feet at all costs.
Nelson chopping away at his opponent's legs.
Black misses with a takedown attempt. He shot from a bit too far out.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Black shoots in looking for a takedown. Nelson tries to sprawl out of it but Black keeps driving through. The fighters are pinned against the cage. Nelson manages to get underhooks and after a bit of a struggle, circles away and we're back to standing.
Black has done a lot of speed work in the buildup to this fight.
Black is looking to clinch but Nelson is avoiding it.
Nelson displaying good standup as he scores with a three punch combination.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
We've been hearing reports that Nelson has been drilling takedowns in recent sessions so let's see if that has an impact on the result of this fight.
Black wants to clinch up but Nelson keeps it at a distance.
Nelson throws a left and a right that both miss

and Black counters with a takedown into side control.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.

Black is trying to get an arm triangle but Nelson is defending well.
Black is looking to take a break and control but Nelson is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

Black wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Nelson, who protects the arm well.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Nelson trying to remain calm as Black controls from the top position.
Black is looking to take a break and control but Nelson is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Black prevents Nelson from escaping the position.

Black is trying to get an arm triangle but Nelson is defending well.
Black trying to control the position but Nelson is working away.

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.

Black thinks about going for a far side armbar but bails out and retains the dominant position instead.
Black wants to control but Nelson is keeping him busy.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.

Black is trying to get an arm triangle but Nelson is defending well.

Black is trying to land an Americana. He has the arm isolated but Nelson is keeping cool and he's avoided the danger for now.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Black tries to clinch up but Nelson circles away and keeps his distance.
Black showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Nelson.
Nelson looks to land a combination but Black avoids it well.
Black avoids the head kick by Nelson.
Black is looking for the big counter here.
Black wants to clinch.
Nelson fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Nelson misses with a double jab.
Nelson will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
Boy Nelson is looking to throw some combinations by the looks of things.
Black's corner calls for a 1, 2 combination and Black duly obliges.

It looks like Boy Nelson has been cut.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Black closes the distance and looks for a trip takedown... aaaand he's got it - Black lands in his opponent's guard.

The fighters are working up against the cage. Nelson manages to wriggle his way back to his feet, so the fighters are now clinched against the cage.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Nelson is trying to work for a single leg takedown but Black pulls him back up using the underhooks.
Nelson is pressed up against the cage. Black has hold of a leg and is looking to drag Nelson down to the mat. Nelson avoids the attempt though and has circled away. We're back to striking at a distance.
Nelson throws a leg kick that is checked

and Black counters with a single leg into guard. Nelson didn't expect that.
Black looking to sit in guard and control but Nelson gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Black wants to control here, rather than go for any submissions from the bottom. At least for now.
Nelson trying to land body shots but he keeps hitting the mat.
Black utilising some decent striking defenses from the guard, preventing the ground and pound.

Black has a loose triangle. He'll be looking to tighten that up but Nelson can see exactly what he's planning and manages to posture up and free himself.

Black is looking for a triangle here but Nelson uses the submission attempt to pass into side control.

That's two minutes gone in the round.

Nelson working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
Matt Black has got the better of the ground game so far.
Black is trying to improve his position.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Black manages to land a sweep and he's now on top! Lovely Jiu Jitsu!
Black wants to take a breather but Nelson is having none of it.

Black is trying to work for a kimura but Nelson is defending well.
Black is looking to advance position but Nelson won't allow it.
Black is just content to waste time from the top position. Nelson takes advantage of the situation and regains full guard.
Black trying to control the position from guard on top but Nelson is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Black's corner is telling him to maintain position.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Black tries to free his leg and advance position but Nelson is retaining full guard.
Black is looking to work some ground and pound but Nelson has wrist control.
Black wants to control from the top but Nelson keeps moving.
Nelson is looking to get back to his feet but can't, whilst Black is controlling him.
Black wants to control from the top but Nelson keeps moving.
We must be close to a standup if these guys don't pick up the pace.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.
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 Boy Nelson will probably get the nod.
Both fighters have cut men working on them during the interval.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action. And we move into the final round!


Nelson falls off balance throwing a combination

and Black counters with a nice double leg into half guard.
Black seems to have lost interest with the ground game and is thinking about standing back up.
Black trying to control from half guard but Nelson is working away.
Black working to pass to mount. He's got his hand pressing down on Nelson's thigh. Nelson counters though and makes it back to full guard.
Black pushes down on Nelson's leg and manages to get into half guard.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Black keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.

Black is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Nelson is just riding it out for now. Black eventually gives up the hold.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black is working hard to pass the guard. He's done it - he's now in full mount! Trouble for Nelson!
Black fails to take his opponent's back.
Black punching from mount but Nelson doing a good job of avoiding damage.
Nelson is trying to stand up.

Black swings around for an armbar but it's a sloppy attempt and Nelson is now in Black's guard. A big mistake from Black there, giving up the dominant position!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Nelson lands a couple of digs.
Nelson looking to pass the guard.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Nelson trying to control but Black is working from the bottom.
Black looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

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

Black is looking for a triangle but Nelson pushes his legs off easily.
A real slowdown in the pace of the fight for a moment, as Black holds on and takes a little breather.
Black is continuing to stall.

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

Nelson keeping moving, preventing Black from controlling successfully.
Nelson keeping full guard, as Black tries to pass.
Nelson is looking to stand up but Black isn't so interested in that idea.
Nelson keeping full guard, as Black tries to pass.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
A lull in the action here being met with boos from the crowd.
Black trying to control but Nelson is working from the bottom.
Nelson can't keep his opponent in guard - Black advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.
Black stalling.
Nelson is staying active underneath Black, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

And that's the end of the fight!
Matt Black comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
I think Black 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 Bruno Lombardi scores the fight 28:30
Judge Franklyn Lucas scores the fight 27:30
Judge Columbo Gatti scores the fight 28:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Matt Black!

A victorious Matt Black thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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manager
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FIGHT
RATING
31%

 

Event: ROV 25     
Date:   Apr 18, 2015

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black and Bobby Turner. Chooooooooon! I think Black might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Shine Bright like a Diamond. Both these guys have really solid chins. Will we see a standup war or will they both decide that a knockout is unlikely and try to win the fight elsewhere?

192 cm
21
294 lbs
10 - 1 - 0
182 cm
20
255 lbs
4 - 2 - 0
Powerful takedowns
Counter fighter
Very strong
Good wrestler
Excellent boxer
Good gas tank

FJCP Healthy Nutrition

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 4 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of London, Bobby Turner!
The judges for this bout are Sergei Dronov, Fedor Mirinova and Konstantin Menshow.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Black works Turner's body with a nice hook.
Black connects with a right hand. Turner shakes it off.
Black misses the shot to the body.
Black throws a lazy uppercut
and Turner counters with a quick right hand to the jaw.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Black walks into a straight right hand from Turner.
Black swings and misses with a hook to the body.
Turner looked like he wanted to counter with a punch but didn't throw it.
Turner staying out of range there.
Turner throws out a counter right but Black avoids it with no problem.
Black fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Turner slips a jab from Black.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
A shot to the body from Black misses
and Turner counters with a right hand to the body.
Turner scores with the left hand. Black knows he should have avoided that one.
Black takes a swing at Turner's ribcage but misses.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Black thows a left - swing and a miss!
Turner throws out a counter right but Black avoids it with no problem.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Turner lands a right hook to the body.
Black is breathing heavily.
Jab, jab by Turner - just one landing.

Matt Black's cut is getting worse.
Turner swats away the attempt to clinch by Black.
Turner let fly with a counter punch to the body but it didn't land.
Turner throws a monster overhand right that drops Black! Turner follows up with more strikes from mount and the fight is all over!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:33 of round 1, we have a winner by way of TKO (Strikes). Bobby Turner!
Our winner, Bobby Turner, made sure he spent some time buttering up the crowd during his post fight interview, which will no doubt bring him a few more fans.
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RATING
52%

 

Event: ROV 20     
Date:   Mar 14, 2015

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Guido Gloom and Matt Black. Black is bouncing up and down as he enters the arena, backed by Shine Bright like a Diamond. Both these fighters are unbeaten, so somebody's 0 has got to go!Guido Gloom had a look across the ring there at his opponent. He definitely means business

192 cm
20
225 lbs
9 - 0 - 0
192 cm
20
294 lbs
10 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Experienced
Powerful takedowns
Counter fighter
Good gas tank

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, for the super heavyweight championship of the world!
Introducing the champion to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Guido Gloom!
And introducing the challenger to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 10 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Matt Black!
The judges for this bout are Aleksandr Martynov, Dmitry Maklakov and Sergei Dronov.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Jab, jab by Black - just one landing.
Black tries to bum rush Gloom with a series of wild strikes but Gloom uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
Gloom delivers a nice body kick.
Gloom cracks Black with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the ropes.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Gloom lands a leg kick that knocks Black off balance momentarily.
Gloom lands a nice leg kick that just misses Black's sensitive parts.
Gloom pivots as if he's going to throw a leg kick but stops half way.
Gloom with a nice looking leg kick. You could hear that one land in a back row.
Black doesn't manage to clinch there - Gloom circles away.
Black ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Black looks to score with a jab to the body but Gloom is just out of range.
A right-left combo lands from Gloom.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Black walks into a jab.
A jab from Gloom finds it's way through Black's defenses.
Black jabs at Gloom's body.
Gloom tries to score with an inside leg kick but telegraphs it and Black is able to avoid easily.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black misses the body punch
and Gloom counters with an inside leg kick.
Gloom swings for the body but Black moves out of range.
Black misses with a series of wild punches.
Black thuds a left hand into Gloom's body.
Black misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Gloom.
Nice defenses there by Gloom.
Gloom showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Black.
Black throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Gloom stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Gloom ducks down and throws a hook to the body but Black moves away.
And an attempted straight right on the counter from Black! But no joy.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Gloom throws a push kick but Black slaps the foot to one side.
Guido Gloom seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Gloom scores with a jab to the body.
Black misses with a body shot.
Gloom pushes Black away with a front kick.
Black is throwing a lot of body shots here, looking to wear down Gloom rather than just go for the knockout.
Gloom scores with a jab to the jaw.
Black looks to score with a jab to the body but Gloom is just out of range.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Gloom avoids the body shot from Black.
Black thuds his right hand into Gloom's forehead from close range. That could be painful for both fighters.
Gloom scores with a punch to the gut of his opponent.
Black throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Black throws a hook but Gloom blocks it.
Black misses with a series of wild punches.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Black has his hands up protecting his head but a hook from Gloom finds it's way round the side to connect with Black's head.
Gloom throws a hard body shot but it just misses.
Gloom scores with a slapping inside leg kick.
Black scores with a sloppy punch to the body. Not much technique there but it did the business.
Gloom throws a one two combo.
Black rushes forward with a series of wild hooks but Gloom moves out of range and avoids them all easily.
Black throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Black throws a lazy uppercut
and Gloom counters with a nice uppercut.

That has opened up Matt Black's cut even more.
Gloom ducks down and throws a hook to the body.
Gloom lands a nice shot to the body.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.
Gloom lands a body shot.
Gloom scores with a kick to the midsection.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Black throws a body shot but no joy.
Gloom comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Black takes a body kick right on the floating rib. Ouchie.
Black looks for a takedown here. Will he get it? Gloom is fending him off so far but Black persists. Nope, Gloom circles away and we're back to standing.
Gloom is looking to counter with a shot to the body.
Gloom cracks Black with a good shot that sees him stumbling back into the ropes.
Black is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Gloom.
Black swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Black takes a shot right to the liver - Bas would have been proud of that punch.
Gloom takes a swing at Black's ribcage but misses.
Black takes a punch right to his stomach. That took the wind out of him momentarily.
Black swinging wildly here.
Gloom throws a couple of head shots and lands with the final one - a decent hook, which struck Black on the side of the head.

That's five minutes gone in the round.
Black walks straight into an uppercut. Luckily it didn't land flush.
Gloom fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Black looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Gloom misses with a body shot.
Good shot there by Black.
Black loads up on a big right hand but Gloom slips the punch.
Gloom with a nice cross.
Gloom scores with a punch to the head.
Gloom keeping a good distance there, avoiding the body shot.
Black cracks Gloom with a right hand to the side of the head.
Black looks to clinch
and Gloom counters with a right hand to the body.
Gloom lands a nice looking body kick.
Gloom with a body punch. A glancing blow.

That's six minutes gone in the round.
This is a great period of action - very entertaining stuff!
Gloom lets loose with a powerful body kick. Black will feel that in the morning.
Black just misses with a punch to the body.
Good standup being displayed there by Gloom as he connects with a hook.
Gloom's corner calls for a 1-2. Gloom obliges with the 1 part as he scores the single shot and moves back out of range.

The cut above Matt Black's eye is starting to cause him problems now.
Gloom is really peppering his opponent's head with punches.
Gloom moves into range and lands a nice leg kick.
Black throws a body punch but Gloom moves out of range.
Black misses with a hook
and Gloom counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
A combination from Black does no damage.
Black misses with a jab to the body
and Gloom counters nicely by changing levels and landing a hook to the body.
Black looks winded!
Gloom lands a right hook to the body.
Gloom scoring well with a low kick there.
Gloom scores with a body shot.
Gloom uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Black.

That's seven minutes gone in the round.
Gloom throws a body punch but Black moves out of range.
It looks like Gloom has been trying to sharpen up his punching technique, as it looks crisper than last time we saw him.
Gloom jabs Black right on the nose. Black blinks but takes it well.
Black jabbing away but nothing is landing.
Gloom with a nice cross.
Black takes a kick to the body and keeps moving.
Like a baseball bat into the meat of his leg there - nice leg kick by Gloom.
Gloom connects with a body shot.
Black misses with a body shot.
Good leg kick by Gloom there. It's the ones that make that thud noise that hurt and that was an almighty thud.
Gloom lands a nice leg kick that just misses Black's sensitive parts.
Good standup being displayed there by Gloom as he connects with a hook.
Gloom uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Black.
It looked like Gloom was trying to counter with a body shot coming off that last attack from Black.
Black jabbing away but nothing is landing.

That's eight minutes gone in the round.
Ooooh, nice body kick lands from Gloom. Black shrugs it off though.
Black's leg has a nasty welt from taking a succession of leg kicks. That must be slowing him down.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
A kick lands to the mid section there for Gloom.
Gloom misses with a jab, cross combination.
Black swings and misses with a shot to the body
and Gloom counters with a left and a right that stings Black.
Black misses with a wild combination.
Nice straight punches there by Gloom. You know Roy Jones Jr respects the hands of Gloom.
The fighters circling - Black throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Gloom throws a body shot but no joy.
Black has developed a nice purple lump on his ribcage, as a result of some heavy body kicks from Gloom.
Black falls off balance throwing a combination
and Gloom counters with an outside leg kick.
Black takes a shot to the nose. Hopefully that hasn't broken it.

That's nine minutes gone in the round.
A lazy left from Gloom finds it's target.
Gloom fakes and then throws a beautiful body shot. Black looks a bit winded and takes a step backwards to take a breath.
Gloom closes the distance and lands a one-two.

Matt Black's cut is absolute horrible now. This looks like something out of a horror film with blood covering both fighters.
Gloom fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Black has a pretty nasty looking mouse under his right eye.
Black looks to land a left hand but Gloom moved out of range nicely.
Gloom fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Black fails to land with the punch combination there - jab, cross, hook, miss, miss, miss.
Gloom works Black's body with a nice hook.
Gloom lands with a right hand.

Black is rocked!
The crowd applaud the fighters' efforts here as the round comes to an end.
Gloom lands with a big right hook that stumbles Black - he's out on his feet here! Gloom follows up with another monster hook that separates Black from consciousness! Black falls, almost in slow motion to the canvas! Gloom stands and admires his work as the crowd go wild.

Ladies and gentlemen, after 9:51 of round 1, we have a winner by way of KO (Punches). Guido Gloom!
Guido Gloom retains his super heavyweight title!
A less than humble Guido Gloom misjudged his post fight interview somewhat and came across a little too arrogant whilst trying to hype up his own abilities.
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RATING
49%

 

Event: ROV 17     
Date:   Feb 21, 2015

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black and Barack Obama. Black comes to the ring accompanied by Shine Bright like a Diamond. The key to victory for Matt Black has got to be keeping the fight on the feet.

192 cm
20
294 lbs
9 - 0 - 0
190 cm
19
220 lbs
3 - 1 - 0
Powerful takedowns
Counter fighter
Cardio machine
Good wrestler
Basic striking
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 5 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 3 wins, 1 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Tokyo, Barack Obama!
The judges for this bout are Ivan Kurochkin, Dmitry Maklakov and Fedor Mirinova.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Obama tries for a takedown but Black circles away easily
and Black counters with a nice jab to the body that keeps Obama thinking.
Black swings widly with a right hand

and Obama counters with a driving takedown into guard. Nice work there by Obama.
The fighters are tangled up in the ropes here. We might need a restart if the fighters can't break free themselves.
Black trying to control the position.
Obama must be cautious of submissions here, given that his opponent has the superior Jiu Jitsu.
Obama wants to control from the top but Black keeps moving.

Obama avoids a guillotine attempt easily.
Obama wants to pass the guard but Black is keeping the position.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Black bucks up whilst keeping hold of a body lock, managing to reverse the position. Now he's in top in Obama's guard.

Obama looking to sweep here. No luck so far.

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

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black passes into half guard.
Black is trying to control the action in half guard but Obama is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.
Obama is looking for a sweep. Black is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.

Black is working for a submission of some sort.
The fighters are trapped in the ropes so we're going to have a reposition here. The ref calls for a break and repositions the fighters in the center of the ring.
Obama is looking for a sweep. Black is wise to his cunning plan and keeps the top position.
Obama is persisting with the attempt to improve his position.
Obama is still trying to improve position.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Black wants to take a breather but Obama is having none of it.
Obama 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.
Black is going to have to think about doing something other than just controlling because Obama is managing to avoid having the position dictated to him.
Black looks to be in better condition than last time we saw him fight. Obviously he's been working hard on his cardio.

Black 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.
Obama holds on for dear life, maintaining half guard for now.
Black is trying to control. Obama wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.
Obama wants to get back to full guard.
Obama trying to control here.
Obama works his way to full guard. Good work.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Obama is working an open guard here, looking to improve his position. No doubt that will leave him open to counters but at least he's being more offensive.
Black pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Obama is keeping the position for now.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Black slips a jab from Obama.
Black uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from Obama.

Obama scores with a takedown into Black's guard.
Black is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.
Obama lands a couple of decent looking shots.
Black wants to control but Obama passes easily into half guard.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Black works his way to full guard. Good work.

Black had isolated an arm as going for a kimura. Obama defends it easily.
Black looking for a sweep. Not yet Black, not yet.
Black working the defensive guard well to avoid strikes from Obama.
Black keeping moving, preventing Obama from controlling successfully.
Black lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Obama wants to sweep here but Black controlling him for the moment.
The crowd thankful this round is nearly over.
Obama controls Black momentarily but Black frees himself.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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


Obama takes a body punch that cleary hurt but he's trying not to show any weakness.
Obama takes a jab on the nose there. A little bit of blood seems to be coming out. Hopefully that won't affect his breathing.
Obama takes a hook to the side of the head. I wonder if that's got his ears ringing.
Black blocks a jab.
Obama looks to land a left hand but Black moved out of range nicely.
Black tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Obama was well out of range. Poor timing from Black.
Nice uppercut there from Obama.

Oooooh!!! Black has knocked Obama down with a huge combo! Black steps away and waves a wobbly Obama back to his feet! This one might not go much longer!
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
The fighters circling - Obama throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Obama on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Black tries to clinch up but Obama circles away and keeps his distance.
Obama catches Black with a nice straight right. He seems pissed - ooooh, it's on now! On like donkey kong!
Barack Obama seems to be the more aggressive standup fighter in this bout.
Obama looks to score with a jab to the body but Black is just out of range.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black ducks under a wild hook from Obama.
Black ducks under a wild hook from Obama.
Black is on the wrong end of a nice combination from Obama.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Black displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Obama.
Black swinging wildly here.
Black misses with a body shot. Nice footwork from Obama.
Obama keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from Black.
Obama misses with a body punch
and Black counters with a straight right hand.
Obama looks to score with a jab to the body but Black is just out of range.
Obama throws a looping overhand right but Black ducks down to avoid it.
Black swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Black changes levels and scores with a jab to the body.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Black tries to clinch but Obama moves out of range.
Black throws a wild combination but nothing lands.
Black slips under a jab from Obama.
Obama tests Black's chin there with a solid looking shot.
The crowd cheering loudly, showing their appreciation for the quality fight we're seeing here.
Obama throws a big shot that misses.
Obama gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Black connects with a straight left hand counter down the middle.
Obama misses with a straight left.
Black was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Obama rushes in with a sloppy looking punch
letting Black counter with a right hand.
Obama waving his hands out in front of him, looking to distract Black.
Jab, jab by Obama - just one landing.
Obama misses the body punch
and Black counters with a left to the body.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Obama lands with a nice body punch.
Black is looking to wear down Obama with body shots, infact he's throwing more body shots than head shots at the moment.
Black misses with a body shot.
Black on the wrong end of an overhand right that came out of nowhere.
Obama just misses with a punch to the body.
Obama showing good head movement there, avoiding the strikes from Black.
Obama is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
Obama throws a body shot but no joy.
Obama shoots in for a takedown but Black shows good takedown defense.
Black appears to be looking for a counter punch to the body.
Matt Black has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Barack Obama.
Black moves out of range of the strikes.
Black was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Black walks into a left hand.
Black misses with an uppercut. Obama saw that one coming.
Black looks to score with a jab to the body but Obama is just out of range.
Obama throws a right hand that misses
and Obama takes a counter punch right on the button for his troubles.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Black tries to land with a swinging hook to the body but Obama was well out of range. Poor timing from Black.
A slow jab from Black misses its intended target.
Black slips a straight right by Obama.
Matt Black is winning the standup battle so far.

Obama closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Black to the mat! Black manages to get full guard.
The crowd are loving this. Great action here.
Black keeping moving, preventing Obama from controlling successfully.
Black controls Obama momentarily but Obama frees himself.
Obama tries to free his leg and advance position but Black is retaining full guard.
Black not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
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 Matt Black will probably get the nod.
The cut man is working on Matt Black's cut.
The corners get their ten second warning. Both fighters stand from their stools and stare eachother down, ready to get back to the action.


Obama fails with an attempt to clinch.
Black dips down and scores with a jab to the body.
Black stuffs a takedown. It's all about dictating where the fight takes place and Black wants it to stay on the feet.
Black jabs at Obama's body.
A combination from Black does no damage.
Obama tries to close the distance and clinch up but Black swats him away and circles back towards the center.
Obama misses with a jab, cross combination.
Black was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
Black throws a body shot but no joy.
Obama avoids the body shot from Black.
Obama is definitely looking for the counter takedowns here.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obama throws a body shot but no joy.
Black ducks under an overhand right and circles away with a smile on his face.
Obama misses with an uppercut.
Black is looking for a counter combo.
Obama loads up on a big right hand but Black slips the punch.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black connects with a body shot that sends Obama's belly button to the back.
Nice cross by Black.
Obama dodges the punch combination from Black.
Obama looks to land a left hand but Black moved out of range nicely.
Obama will have to do better than that with his takedown attempts.
Black throws a hook but Obama blocks it.
Obama tries to counter with a clinch but Black shakes him off and moves away.
Black throws a jab when Obama was well out of range.
Obama pushing out the jab but it's not landing.
Black throws a jab when Obama was well out of range.
Black lands with a cross.
The fighters circling - Obama throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Obama shoots for a takedown but Black saw that one coming a mile off and avoided it easily.
Matt Black has stuffed three takedown attempts in the round now. That's going to take a lot out of Barack Obama.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Obama moves in looking to clinch but Black pushes him off.
Black throws a body shot but no joy.
Obama comes forward and lands a shot to the body, then darts back out of range.
Black fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
This has been an exciting period of action!
Black misses with a hook.
Obama gets his takedown attempt stuffed easily
and Black counters with a straight punch to the midsection.
Obama takes a big intake of breath there - he's definitely tired.
Black cracks a nice hook into Obama's ribs.
Black with a hook.
Obama misses with a hook. Black ducked under it nicely.
Black swung with a counter punch to the body but it didn't connect.
Black displays good takedown defense there as he swats away a double leg from Obama.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Obama avoids the body shot from Black.
Black cracks Obama with a right hand to the side of the head.
Black will need to tighten up his combinations if he doesn't want to gas himself out, swinging at thin air.
A telegraphed right hand from Black misses the target.
Obama tries to counter by closing the distance.
Black walks into a straight right hand from Obama.
Obama throws a lazy right hand but Black sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Obama has a takedown stuffed.
Black was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
A jab from Black misses.
Obama misses with a looping right.
Black moves away from the strike by Obama.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Black misses the shot to the body.
Black uses decent footwork to sidestep a right hand from Obama.
The fighters circling - Obama throws out the jab but it was never going to land.
Black on the wrong end of a vicious looking body shot.
Obama uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Black.
Black misses with a double jab.
Black is the aggressor but that punch slipped nicely by Obama.
Obama uses some good footwork to avoid the body shot by Black.
A jab from Black finds it's way through Obama's defenses.
Fantastic stuff here - a very entertaining period of action, which has drawn cheers from the crowd.

Black gets caught on his heels momentarily as he allows Obama to score an easy takedown into full guard.
Obama pressing down on his opponent's thigh, looking to pass guard. Black is keeping the position for now.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Matt Black clearly takes that round.
The cut man is working on Matt Black's cut.
The referee calls time. The cornermen exit stage left and we're back to business.


Obama moves away from the strike by Black.
Black blocks a jab.
Obama looks to throw the jab but Black is out of range.
Black throws an overhand right that lands on Obama's shoulder, as Obama tries to avoid the shot.
Black leaves Obama with his face pressed against the mat as he sprawls beautifully, defending against a solid takedown attempt.
Black ducks low and lands a nice hook to the body of his opponent.
Black lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Obama circles away quickly and effectively.
Obama changes levels for a counter takedown but doesn't follow through with his attempt.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Black lunges in with swinging rights and lefts but Obama circles away quickly and effectively.
Black misses with a wild body shot.
Black avoids the body shot from Obama.
Black uses good head movement to avoid the hook from Obama.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black misses with a straight left.
Obama jabs Black right on the nose. Black blinks but takes it well.
Black throws a series of punches but Obama moves out of range.
Black tries to bum rush Obama with a series of wild strikes but Obama uses good footwork to avoid the assault.
And Obama tries to counter it with a takedown but Black pushes his down on his head and steps out.
Black fakes high and swings low for a body shot but Obama manages to avoid it.
Black moves forwards but Obama connects with a nice, crisp jab.
Black connects with a slap. Keep your fist closed son.
Obama swings away but doesn't land with a series of punches.
Black throws a jab to the body, straight down the pipe. Boom. That sent Obama stumbling backwards but he manages to regain his composure quickly.
Black throws a hard body shot but it just misses.

Obama clinches up with Black and pushes him back against the ropes.
Black has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Black has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Obama throws a blind hook that connects with the side of Blacks head.
Obama misses with a punch on the inside.
A short right hand to the side of the head by Obama.
Wooooo! Give it up for these two warriors! They are putting on a show!
Obama throws a punch but it's blocked by Black.
Obama blocks a couple of punches on the inside.
Black misses with an elbow over the top.
Obama throws a head punch that misses.

Black breaks from the clinch.
Obama looks frustrated there after his takedown attempt is stuffed easily.
A jab from Obama misses.
Black jabs Obama to the body, keeping him at a distance.
Obama swings for the body but Black moves out of range.
Black swung with a counter right hand that didn't connect.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Black moves out of range as Obama strikes.
Black throws an uppercut from half a mile away. Obama sees it coming and avoids it easily.
Black fakes a head punch and goes low to the body. Nicely done.
Black throws a lazy right hand but Obama sees it coming a mile off and sidesteps it easily.
Black scores with a nice right hand.
A jab from Black misses.
Black scores with a body shot.
Obama tries to clinch up against the ropes, rushing in to close the distance. Black manages to break the clinch and circles back to the middle of the mat.
Sloppy strikes from Black. Those never looked like landing.

Obama closes the distance and pushes Black back into the ropes.
Obama scores with an uppercut up the middle.
Obama misses with a punch to the body.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Obama swings away with an uppercut that misses.
Black tries to land a knee to the head but misses.
Black wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Black pushes Obama back against the ropes and unloads with a body punch.
Obama is absolutely dripping with sweat - he looks exhausted.
Black throws an elbow but it misses.
Black wants to break free. God knows he wants to breaaaak freeee.
Black has had enough of the clinch and is looking to separate.
Obama swings wildly with an uppercut but Black uses good head movement to avoid it.

Black breaks the clinch and we return to the middle of the mat.
The fans in attendance giving it up for the two fighters, who have really let it all hang out in the last minute or so!
Black just misses with a punch to the body.
Black misses with the combination.
Obama looks to score with a combo but nothing lands.
Black was looking to counter that move with a punch but didn't quite pull the trigger.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Matt Black had his way with Barack Obama in that round.
The cut man is working on Matt Black's cut.
The minute break is over - no more time for sponges and pep talks - back to the action! This is the final round!


Black walks into a left hand.
Obama misses with a straight left.
Obama throws a hook to the body but it doesn't connect.
Black throws an ugly left hook that misses

so Obama counters with a double leg into guard. Good agility.
Black looking to sweep here. No luck so far.
Black controls Obama momentarily but Obama frees himself.
Black wants to sweep here but Obama controlling him for the moment.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Obama trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Black is working from a closed guard but he's struggling to control his opponent.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black looking to hit a scissor sweep but Obama is one step ahead there.
Obama scores with a decent looking elbow strike.
Obama trying to control the position from guard on top but Black is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Black lands a beautiful sweep and he's now moved into his opponent's guard.

Obama has Black pulled in close to control his posture.
Obama not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
Black wants to pass the guard but Obama is keeping the position.
Barack Obama has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Black preventing the sweep.
Barack Obama has got the better of the ground game so far.
Black passes Obama's right leg, so he's now in half guard.
Black is looking to take a break and control but Obama is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Obama is pressing down on Black's left leg trying to get back to full guard. He's managed it.
Obama wants to sweep here but Black controlling him for the moment.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Black tries to free his leg and advance position but Obama is retaining full guard.
Black forces his way into half guard.

Black is trying to work for a kimura but Obama is defending well.
Black tries to stand but his hand is stuck under Obama.
Black works his foot free and advances to mount.
Black can't quite control the action as he would like just now, as Obama is looking to escape.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Black is working on an americana here. Ooh, that looks pretty nasty! Nope, Obama has managed to escape the submission attempt.
Obama regains half guard.

Black is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Obama has managed to free his arm - good work.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Black is trying to control the action in half guard but Obama is working away on the bottom, looking perhaps to get back to full guard.

Obama actively working from the bottom here.

And that's the end of the fight!
I would just about give that final round to Barack Obama.
I think Black 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 Ivan Kurochkin scores the fight 47:48
Judge Dmitry Maklakov scores the fight 50:45
Judge Fedor Mirinova scores the fight 48:47

In favor of your winner, by split decision... Matt Black!

Matt Black 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.
In defeat, Barack Obama stepped up to the mic, saying 'My fellow africans,We must blame it on the Republicans mismanagement of my sliders. We need to come together and condemn this act of irresponsibility. '.
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Event: Death Squad 172:Leben vs Hrolf     
Date:   Dec 21, 2014

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between George West and Matt Black. West comes to the cage accompanied by Dimitri Vegas & like Mike - Tremor. Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

185 cm
28
202 lbs
9 - 5 - 1
192 cm
19
275 lbs
8 - 0 - 0
Decent wrestler
Excellent boxer
Very strong
BJJ Brown Belt
Counter fighter
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 9 wins, 5 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, George West!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 8 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Matt Black!
The judges for this bout are Alan Glass, Frank Dennis and Gwen Towbar.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!
Black takes a shot to the eye socket. That's gotta hurt.

It looks like Matt Black has been cut.
Black keeping his hands up high there, blocking the jab from West.
Black uses good footwork to avoid the strikes from West.
We can't be sure of the tactics at this early stage but we have heard that Black 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.
Nice uppercut lands for West. That snapped Black's head back.
Black fails with a rather predictable takedown attempt.
Black blocks a jab.
West moves into range and connects with a jab.
West looks to land a right hand but Black moved out of range.
Black takes a solid shot to the body. That one hurt him but he's trying not to show it.
Black closes this distance looking for a takedown but West circles away.

Black shoots in for a takedown from distance. He catches West napping and manages to drive through 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!

Black working hard here to secure a kimura but he's not really in the right position for it.
West is not content to let Black control the position.

That's one minute gone in the round.
West keeps Black under control for a moment.
West struggling a bit here.

Black tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.

Black tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.

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.

Black is looking for a kimura. He might have it! No, West has escaped the position, nice work there.

Black has hold of West's arm. He's looking for a kimura. West seems comfortable defending it but Black has shifted his position slighty and is cranking on the arm! West is real pain and he's forced to tap out! West is disgusted with himself for not defending it better but Black couldn't care less - he's delighted!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 2:49 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Matt Black!
During a confident post fight interview, Matt Black thanked all his fans. He seemed very genuine when describing how motivated his fans keep him.
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Event: Death Squad 139:Sonoda vs Duncan     
Date:   Sep 27, 2014

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Sani Hassan and Matt Black. The crowd seem to be enjoying Black's choice of entrance music: Not Afraid - Eminen. Fingers crossed for an exciting fight - I'm sure both fighters are looking for a nice under the table bonus!

200 cm
21
290 lbs
6 - 3 - 0
192 cm
18
290 lbs
7 - 0 - 0
Good wrestling
Solid boxing
Cardio machine
BJJ Brown Belt
Brawler
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of New York, Sani Hassan!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 7 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Matt Black!
The judges for this bout are Tiny Johnson, Daniel Franklin and George Francis.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Black looks for a takedown. He's got it. We're now in half guard.
Black stops Hassan from getting back to his feet.
Black wants to lay and pray for a moment but Hassan keeps working.
Hassan is controlling Black's position as best he can from this difficult position.
Hassan is looking to improve his position.
Hassan is trying to stand back up but Black is controlling him
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hassan definitely looks more muscular than last time we saw him fight.
Hassan on his back here. We all know that wrestlers don't like being on their back so let's see if Hassan tries to get out of the position.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.
Black 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.

Hassan gets caught flat footed, as Black shoots in with a quick takedown into guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black trying to control but Hassan is working from the bottom.
Black looking to sit in guard and control but Hassan gets the butterfly guard and sweeps. He's now in the guard on the top.

Hassan has to be careful here, sitting in the guard of a superior BJJ player.
Hassan prevents Black from getting back to his feet.

Black has an active guard here but Hassan has managed to pass into half guard.
Black is trying to maintain the position but Hassan is very close to passing his half guard.
Black is staying active underneath Hassan, who seems content to just control the action from this position.

Hassan wants to work for an arm triangle but Black is really keeping half guard well and defending the submission attempt.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
Hassan wants to stand up but Black has a hold of him and won't allow it.
Hassan knows he needs to get back to his feet asap. He's simply no match for Black on the ground.
Hassan is looking for the mount but instead finds himself back in full guard.

Black working for a triangle but Hassan defends it easily.
Hassan wants to stand and escape but instead Black has hit a sweep and he's now on top in guard.

Hassan has a closed guard, preventing Black from standing up.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Black stands up and looks to throw the legs aside to pass to side control. Hassan swivels though and keeps the full guard.
Hassan looking to hit a scissor sweep but Black is one step ahead there.
Black would like to get this fight back to the feet but can't get free from the closed guard.
Black stops Hassan from standing up.
Hassan seems keen to control Black's posture.
Hassan looking for a sweep. Not yet Hassan, not yet.

The referee decides to stand the fighters back up.

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.

Black manages to get an easy takedown there - catching Hassan on his heels. He'll look to pass Hassan's guard now, I'm sure.
Hassan wants to stand and escape but Black is having none of it.

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

Black is looking to regain half guard here but Hassan keeps moving and retains side control.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Hassan wants to work for a kimura but he's foiled early by Black, who protects the arm well.
Black tries to bench press Hassan off him but Hassan keeps the position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Black shoots in for a takedown and gets it.
Hassan wants to get back to his feet.
Hassan is concentrating on defense, preventing Black from advancing position.
Hassan is working for an escape here. He's hooked one of Black's legs and he's managed to sneak out and take Black's back!

Black is displaying good submission defense - not really looking in danger of submitting to the rear naked choke at the moment. That could change in an instant of course if Hassan gets his way!
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hassan tries to keep control of the position but Black is staying busy.
Matt Black has got the better of the ground game so far.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black is trying to stand back up.
Black trying to control the action but Hassan just sinks the hooks in.

Hassan is looking for the choke from the back position but Black is controlling his hands well.

Hassan is persistently looking for the submission but Black is defending it well.
You can see the frustration on Black's face… He knows he is in trouble unless he improves his position sooner rather than later.

Black preventing the rear naked choke attempt from Hassan.

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.
Hassan doesn't have the hooks in and Black manages to turn into his guard.
Hassan pulls Black in close to prevent any damage.

Hassan escapes his hips to the side and looks to be working for an armbar. Black gives him a little smile and shakes his head. No chance.
Black trying to pass the guard but can't manage it just yet.
Hassan seems keen to control rather than go for a submission, at least for now.
Hassan has a butterfly guard looking to sweep but Black has passed into side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Black is looking to finish here, going for an Americana. Hassan knows the correct defense though, so he's OK.
Hassan is trying to control Black's posture but Black avoids it.
Hassan tries to improve position but can't.
Black taking a break here but Hassan is having none of it and regains half guard.
Hassan wants to get back to his feet.

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.
Hassan is refusing to be controlled, as Black sits in half guard.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.
Black wants to stand but Hassan has hold of a leg and an arm, so he's trapped for now.
Hassan tries to kick Black off but Black keeps his base steady and stays in half guard.

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

Black is trying to work for a kimura. This could be trouble! No, Hassan has managed to free his arm - good work.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!

Black is working for submissions here but there's nothing on.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

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



Black shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Hassan is trying to defend but Black finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Black wants to stand but Hassan has hold of a leg and an arm, so he's trapped for now.

Hassan looking for submissions from an awkward position here.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Hassan has his hands clasped together around Black's back. He's all about the action.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.
Hassan wants to improve his position but Black is controlling well.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black wants to free his trapped foot but Hassan is holding on for dear life with his legs.
Black is looking to take a break and control but Hassan is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.

Black is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.
Black is trying to control. Hassan wants to improve his position but can't escape this time.

The ref stands the fighters back up due to a lack of activity.

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.

Black drives through with a takedown into Hassan's guard. Let's see what he can do from the top position.
Black wants to pass the guard but Hassan is keeping the position.
Hassan is trying to keep Black in close.
Black is looking to advance position but Hassan has hit a scissor sweep - now he's on top in mount!

Black tries to lock up and control but Hassan gives him a forearm to the face and pushes him away.

Hassan stands up from the dominant position. He obviously fancies his chances standing.

Black bobs and weaves into range and then changes levels and scores with a nice takedown into side control.

That's three minutes gone in the round.
Hassan tries to escape but Black is in control.
Hassan is trying to improve his position.
Hassan bucks up and tries to throw Black off but instead Black has got his back!

Hassan is trying escape back to his feet. He turns into his opponent's guard and eventually finds his way back to his feet.

Black shoots in and gets a takedown into half guard. Black showed some decent athleticism there.
Hassan is trying to control but Black passes into side control!

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Black is looking to take a break and control but Hassan is keeping him honest, looking to work from the bottom.
Hassan manages to get one leg in to regain half guard.
Hassan is trying to stand.

Black is trying for a guillotine from the top but the pressure isn't in the right place so Hassan is just riding it out for now. Black eventually gives up the hold.
Black trying to control from half guard but Hassan is working away.

And that's the end of the fight!
Matt Black comfortably won the final round on my scorecard.
Well Black 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 Tiny Johnson scores the fight 27:30
Judge Daniel Franklin scores the fight 27:30
Judge George Francis scores the fight 27:30

In favor of your winner, by unanimous decision... Matt Black!

A victorious Matt Black thanked his army of followers in his post fight interview, telling people to make sure they follow him on Twitter.
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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Sep 18, 2014

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black and Keijiro Maeda. Black's ring entrance music is that housewives' favourite, Not Afraid - Eminen. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

192 cm
18
290 lbs
6 - 0 - 0
225 cm
27
307 lbs
6 - 9 - 1
BJJ Brown Belt
Brawler
Very strong
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent MT
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Las Vegas, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Keijiro Maeda!
The judges for this bout are Wesley Smith, Robert Twigg and Stewart Dunkirk.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Black scores a trip takedown into side control. Nice.
Maeda looks really tired already! That doesn't bode well for a good, competitive fight!

Black stands up.

Black gets a double leg takedown into Maeda's guard.

Black decides he's had enough of playing guard and decides to stand. Come on Maeda, up you get!

Black is looking for a takedown here. He's shot in and has managed to get it, finishing up in Maeda's half guard.
Black takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.

Black is working for a submission here. He's got hold of the far side arm and he's looking for a kimura. He's cranking on the arm and he's got it! Maeda is tapping out! Ouch, that looked like it hurt!

Ladies and gentlemen, after 1:58 of round 1, we have a winner by way of Submission (Kimura). Matt Black!
A relieved looking Matt Black thanked the fans for their support and gave the usual line about them being amazing. They seemed to believe that he actually meant it.
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Event: Quick Fight Championship     
Date:   Sep 15, 2014

Coming up we have a super heavyweight MMA rules bout between Matt Black and Keijiro Maeda. Chooooooooon! I think Black might be my favorite fighter, now he's come out to Not Afraid - Eminen. Over to our ring announcer for the fighter introductions!

192 cm
18
290 lbs
5 - 0 - 0
225 cm
27
307 lbs
6 - 8 - 1
BJJ Brown Belt
Brawler
Very strong
BJJ Blue Belt
Excellent MT
Powerful

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Ladies and gentlemen. This fight is 3 rounds, in the super heavyweight division.
Introducing the fighter to my left, fighting out of the red corner.
With a record of 5 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Matt Black!
And introducing the fighter to my right, fighting out of the blue corner.
With a record of 6 wins, 8 losses and 1 draws, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Keijiro Maeda!
The judges for this bout are Matheus Silva, Mauricio Rocha and Alexandre Firmino.



The bell rings for round one and we are underway!

Black shoots in with a lovely double leg takedown. Maeda manages to land in full guard to minimise the damage.
The fighters are pressed up against the cage, both looking to find a bit of space to work.
Maeda can't keep his opponent in guard - Black advances to half guard, no doubt looking to mount.

Black stands up from half guard.

Black shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Maeda is trying to defend but Black finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Black seems to be looking for submissions.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black takes a deep breath and rests his weight momentarily on top of his opponent, to control the position.
Black wants to pass to mount but Maeda is defending the position.

Maeda is defending against the submission attempts here by Black.

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

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.
Still in half guard, Black seems content to control.

Black is looking for a kimura but Maeda is holding onto that half guard position, so it's hard for Black to get the leverage.
Black stalling.

Black is working for a kimura but Maeda is defending it quite comfortably.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Black postures up and decides to stand up, from the half guard. The ref calls for Maeda to stand up.

Black closes the distance and gets a double leg, slamming Maeda to the mat! Maeda manages to get full guard.

Black gets to his feet - Maeda follows without any prompting.

Black shoots in and scores a nice double leg takedown into half guard.
Maeda wants to control but Black passes into side.

That's four minutes gone in the round.

Black tries for a kimura. Not really close to a finish though.

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

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



A momentary lapse in concentration from Maeda enables Black to shoot in and score with a neat double leg. Maeda manages to secure a closed guard as the fighters hit the mat.
Black controlling from the top position.
Maeda not looking particularly offensive just at the moment.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Black stands up from Maeda's guard - Black perhaps looking for a knockout.

Black throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Maeda was covering up waiting for the punch and Black finishes the takedown easily into guard.

That's one minute gone in the round.
Black controls from within his opponent's guard.
We've been hearing good reports from Black's training camp. Apparently he has been rolling around with some good quality BJJ practitioners and has been sharpening his skills. Let's see if that has an impact on the fight today.

Maeda is working an open guard so Black takes the opportunity to get back to his feet.

That's two minutes gone in the round.
The crowd are starting to boo a lack of action.

Black throws the overhand right but ducks down into a quick takedown attempt. Maeda was covering up waiting for the punch and Black finishes the takedown easily into guard.
Black advances to half guard.

Black seems to be looking for submissions.
Black is pressing down on Maeda's thigh, looking to free his foot. Maeda is holding on for now.

Black stands, ready to strike. The ref makes him back up and allows Maeda to get to his feet.

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Excellent takedown into side control there by Black.
The ref warns both fighters not to hold the cage as they work up against the meshing.

Black looking for an arm triangle but it's way too loose to do anything.
Both fighters are absolutely exhausted here.

Black decides to stand back up. Black steps back and let's Maeda get back to his feet.

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.

Black gets a takedown into half guard.
It really doesn't seem like the step up in weight is hurting Black here at all. He's more than holding his own against the bigger man.

Black stands up from half guard... He's had enough of that ground malarky for the time being.

Black throws a loose over hand right and dives in with a double leg takedown. Maeda tries to sprawl but it's too late and the fighters hit the mat. Black is in Maeda's guard.
Boooooooooooooooooooo!!! God, this has been a terrible round. Come on you two, sort yourselves out!
Maeda keeping moving, preventing Black from controlling successfully.
Black is frustrating his opponent with some stalling tactics from top position.
And that’s the end of the round – the fighters go back to their corners.

Matt Black 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!



Black shoots in looking for a single leg takedown. Maeda is trying to defend but Black finishes it well and ends up in half guard. Let's see if he can advance position further.
Black keeping composed on the top, looking to control the action.
We've had a slow start to the round here - hopefully the action picks up.

Black is trying a forearm choke… I don't think that's going to do much at this level of the game.

Black is looking for a kimura. It's going to be difficult to finish that from half guard though and Maeda defends it well.
Both fighters are breathing heavily.

That's one minute gone in the round.

Black seems to be looking for submissions.

Black is sneakily working for an arm triangle but Maeda sees it coming and defends easily.

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.

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

Black is looking for a kimura but he's never going to get it from there.

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

That's three minutes gone in the round.

Black stands up from half guard... He's had enough of that ground malarky for the time being.

Black shoots in and bounces Maeda off the cage to secure the takedown into guard.
Black content to stall in guard here.

That's four minutes gone in the round.
Black trying to control the position from guard on top but Maeda is wriggling around, looking for whatever he can.
Black content to stall in guard here.
Keijiro Maeda has stepped it up - he knows he needs a finish here!
Matt Black is fighting for a dec